EXPECT THE UNEXPECTEDSo I was at the doctor's office yesterday, and this doctor always overbooks his appointments. So, to make use of the time, I brought my pad, paper, and sharpener, and worked up some sketches. True enough, he kept me waiting (I eventually left without seeing the guy because it was going to take an hour and a half....!)EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While I was sketching in the waiting room, this mom comes in with her two young kids, I'm guessing, around 4 years old. They're obviously nice kids, but being in a doctor's office was upsetting to them, and so, they're carrying on, and the mom is trying her best to keep them from going nuclear.
This wasn't annoying me at all. I'm a dad. I have great empathy for kids, and frankly, I felt like whining at this point, too!
But I thought I could make the situation a little better for the mother and her banshees. So I put away my sketches, and drew a cartoon teddy bear. Then I told the mother that I'm a cartoonist, and that I drew something her kids might like. (I always ask pe
What Does a Degree Mean From An Art School?Starting today, I will be posting my weekly blog on my Journal Page of DA, for your convenience. My goal is to offer some useful perspective about art from a professional point of view, regarding schooling, career, motivation, jobs, publishing, etc. I know it's difficult for many of you, with no family connections in the publishing business, to learn the ropes. And without knowing the ropes, it's hard to break into the field, which becomes a catch-22. But as I've often said, I'm your professional cartooning contact. My aim is to be helpful. So here's my first blog post on DA. It begins with Blog number 5. (Blogs number 1-4 have already appeared on my website). And remember: You deserve to succeed!What Does a Degree Mean From An Art School?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BLOG NUMBER 5
WHAT DOES A DEGREE MEAN FROM AN ART SCHOOL?
If you're a lawyer, you've got to have a degree. If you're an electrician, you have to be certified. If you're a therapist, you need to act like you have a degree. But an artist needs no official piece of paper to prove his worth, only
Restoring faith in Doctor Who (please read)Evening everyone!Restoring faith in Doctor Who (please read)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not a massive fan of Doctor Who but I just read my friends fb post and laughed. He is a pretty big fan of doctor who and lets just say he has a very very big heart.
The following is what happened.
"Yes!! I can't believe this happened!! So, I'm sitting next to the doors when this kid (and I'm assuming it was his dad) hopped onto the train at Loganlea, watching Doctor Who on a iPad I think. The kid asks if the Doctor is real. The guy said no, that it is only a t.v. show. Felt bad for the kid, so as the train was about to arrive at Woodridge, I noticed them getting up to leave. I pressed the button to open the doors and walked past them with the Sonic Screwdriver in hand closest to the kid. I then turned around just as the train stopped and the kid had his eyes wide open as I aimed and pressed the button to make it turn on. The doors opened, he looked at the doors, then at me, then the dad walked him off the train as I pressed a finger to my lips (to make the shush g
1,500 POINTS GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)*edit1,500 POINTS GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Total Participants : 72
Result will be declared tomorrow on 16th October.
Good Luck to every one.
Birthday Celebration Giveaway
Will end October 15, 2012 approximately 12:00 pm - Central
3 lucky people will get 500 points each.
You may enter once.
Hey guys! So you may notice that my birthday is coming. So I am going to celebrate this wonderful day off with a giveaway. Inspired by izaisanun "Grand Opening Giveaway", I am going to give a total of 1500 points to three lucky people.
The rules are still just as simple.
Give me a fluffy little llama.
Comment on this journal. It really doesn't matter what it is, but keep in mind that I will be reading them all. I will respond with your number.
Favorite this journal so it will spread around! We want lots of people to have a chance, right?
And remember to watch me!
After that, leave it up to chance! On October 15th I will post a comment saying "Giveaway Closed" and then u
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU!It's been a great year of meeting new people, and exchanging ideas with those I already know on DA.HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you've been a frequent reader of these journals, you know that I often encourage aspiring artists to pick up a pencil when they're off from work or school. But there are also times to put the pencils, paper and erasers away. They'll be right where you left them when you return to the drawing board after the first of the year.
I hope each of you has a wonderful time over the holiday season, enjoying family and friends, good food, gifts (lots of them), skiing, fireplaces, treats and more. And let's Not forget that there are some who find the holidays a difficult time. Reach out to them, and make them feel part of the celebration. Give the gift of joy.
Wishing you all good things!
[Happy New Years from Finland][Skyward Pig] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com][Happy New Years from Finland]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Onward to 2013 my steed!
I would first like to take a moment,
and congratulation everyone for surviving the end of the world.
give yourselves a pat on the back,
2012 was sort of a foggy blur,
it seems like such a long year,
but I can't recall anything 'major' that happened,
so I'm just going to call it a good year and move on, haha.
2013 will be a very different year,
The year of Finland Adventure!
There was a lot of stress leading up to it,
but now that I'm here,
in my little shared flat in Helsinki,
it seems pretty relaxing :'D
I've already meet some awesome people from all over the world,
and we have so many events,
Double Lariat (Special weekly feature #6) I find that I keep on turning to this song when I feel down about my art in comparison to others, and I figured that maybe others on DA may like this song as a reminder, as wellDouble Lariat (Special weekly feature #6)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Basically, I know at times in comparison to others, progress for whatever it is you enjoy doing may seem so slow- everyone seems so much better, and you feel as if you could never be as good as everyone else
However, just keep your head up. Keep trying and doing what you enjoy, and you will continue to improve at it. I would have never dreamed of being where I am right now art-wise back when I first joined DA, and I am still continuing to improve and I see everyone else improving, as well
However, this song points out something else- when you reach that part where you find yourself "near the top", don't forget those you are friends with and that have stuck with you the entire time I have problems with this, as I am unable to keep up with everyone anymore. So thi
Grand Piano by: Darla Marieawakening from my bedGrand Piano by: Darla Marie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the middle of the night
i walk and walk
a song plays beautifully
hearing the music
as i get closer and closer
it gets louder
leading me to the path where it plays
walking into a room
where ballerinas dance
here I am
looking at the grand piano
watching it play
over and over again
walking towards it
no one's sitting?
As I sit
I play a very sad tune
they all look at me
watching my hands follow along
they all begin to dance again
I awaken again
head against the piano
this wasn't a dream...
this was real!!!
LGBT QUIZ.1. How long have you known you are part of the LGBT community?LGBT QUIZ.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I found out that i'm bi~
2. Was it a struggle (emotionally) for you at the beginning?
Yeah.. I had a crush on a girl and I didn't know how to take it I mean I wanted to tell her but I was scared too.. Now I wish I never told her..
3. How did you start to discover your sexuality? (Example, thoughts, feelings…ex)
Well I found out I liked girls and I experimented.
4. What part of the LGBT community do you belong to? (Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ex)
5. How long have you been out of the closet, or if your not, do you plan to be at some point?
I tried telling people.. Only my friends from school and here know.
6. Does your parents/parent know, or will they ever know?
I tried telling them. Nuff said.
7. Did they take it well, or do you predict that they will take it well?
8. Would you…
a. Hold hands with your same gender partner in public?
b. Kiss them in public?
c. Introduce them as 'your girl/boyfrien
Ricky needs a moment.Ricky: EERUAAAAAH!! *Runs in, slinging his shoes and Vaas' shoes around which he had tied together* COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO THE COW SAYS MOO!!!!! COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO THE COW SAYS MOO!!!!!Ricky needs a moment.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Finland + Europe][Skyward Pig] - [Tumblr] - [You Tube] - [Twitter] - [Cosplay.com][Finland + Europe]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Holly 1 Month Batman!
I've been busy these last few months with school,
and getting ready for my journey across the ocean.
I mentioned before but...
I have been accepted to Metroplia University in Finland,
so I will be moving to Helsinki in Jan (leaving Dec 30th) til the end of June.
I know two words in Finnish,
so I'm sure this will be a wonderful adventure :'D
Plus living in a flat with 5 other strangers,
all from other countries as well,
it will be a horrible reality show where all we do is play charades.
I am also bringing my 6 foot Thor cut out,
I think I will be VERY popular.
I won't be going to my normal conventions,
or be in NA in gen
DRAWING CONTEST GUIDELINES******NEW DEADLINE*******NEW DEADLINE*******NEW DEADLINE*******NEW DEADLINE******DRAWING CONTEST GUIDELINES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ATTENTION ALL GREAT YOU DA'S! Because of the big response to this contest, and because I go over each and every entree carefully, I need to limit the number of images that I will view. Therefore, next Tuesday, the 12th, is the new deadline! THE JUDGING WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH. (This way, you'll find out sooner who the Winner, Runner Up, and Honorable Mentions are!) If you can't make the deadline, don't worry. The response to the contest has been so strong, that I am planning to have another one on a completely different, but super-fin topic. Thank you all for your great entrees. And good luck to everyone!!
Fellow artists, start your engines, because here we go:
THE CONTEST CHALLENGE:
Take the best, coolest MANGA character you can draw (original or fan art - it doesn't matter), and do a finished, black and white picture of him or her. Then beside that picture, on the same page, take tha
LeafSwirls trilogy chaper Five.~.:GreyStrips P.O.V:.~LeafSwirls trilogy chaper Five.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I heard the sound of the Monster roaring in my ears and the sound of LeafSwirl calling my name but I didn't move fast enough. All I knew before every thing turned black was the roar of the monster and it's large paws trampleing over me like if all StarClan had fallen on me.
LeafSwirl darted up to GreyStripes motion less body after the Monster had left she proded him gently with a paw, "GreyStripe?! GreyStripe are you okay?!?!" LeafSwirl sounded like a scared kit that sounded like it had lost it's mouther. LeafSwirl darted back to the ThunderClan camp she had to get CynderPelt.
I was just walking out of my den with a mouth full of elder berry root for JayWing as LeafSwirl came darting through the braken at the entrance of the camp se darted to me, "CynderPelt! There's big trouble!" LeafSwirl meowed she sounded scared and urgent, "What's the matter young one?" I asked quietly. "It's GreyStripe! He was attacked by a monster
You have a heart?I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a Cashier hand this little boy some money back.You have a heart?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.
The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll.'
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?''
The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''
Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look a round. She left quickly.
The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.
'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas.
She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her.'
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her after all, and not to worry.
But he replied to me sadly. 'No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the
Big changewell guys, I have something to look forward to. This year is my last year at crappy Atwater High School. I'm done :iconlaplz: I can start over new. My brother is gonna be a freshman at A charter School in Ceres and its free so we are gonna work it out to where I can go there. Its a lot better for me all around and I can't wait to finally push away the past that has been following me around for 17 years. I won't be bullied as bad and i'll see my dad a lot more. I'll shed some old friends and gain some new, meet new people, a new environment. Completely different, but I won't be all alone cause I'll have my best friend and little brother :iconnyan-naroto:, Jessi. im ready to start over and move along. This will be good for me im ready to face life head on with a new me, new place, and new people. I need a new start. so then things will be okay from here one outBig change9 months ago in Personal More Like This
What.. Just HAPPENED.So I was in the kitchen and I needed some paracetamol and my dad came in and helped me get it. I'm too short to reach the cupboard it was on top of. Yeah anyway, I kinda had a really big urge to tell him about me and Frances.. So I looked into my cup with the medicine in and thought for a moment, looked back at him and I said "Dad.." He looked at me and responded with "Yeah?" So then I told him.What.. Just HAPPENED.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Me and Frances.. The girl I've been video chatting with, we're dating.."
"She lives in America though"
"Yeah, online dating"
"Oh alright then just be careful. I don't want you getting hurt"
"Don't worry dad, I won't."
Usually I'd expect WTF NOT AGAIN YOUR NOT A LESBIAN! Not today though.. He accepted.. Wow xD I'm mindblown but I'm actually really happy ^_^
Frances, I love you~ :iconCrrrazyFranneh:
Imma send you thereImma send you to HellImma send you there2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you dare mess with my friends
I shall take your soul
You twisted person
You will die
And learn your lesson
Do not mess with my friends
Ahhh~ another funny ICT lesson :PSooo xD In ICT we have cake days where someone in the class makes a cake or cakes for everyone so anyway, Miss left the cakes on the tray on her desk and whilst she was busy talking and near the printer we hid them behind the recycling bin right next to the door. Miss walks back to the desk.. "Okay--OOH WHERE DID THE CAKES GO?!" We just burst out laughing and Ellie got them and put them back.. But the fun didn't stop hehehe the teacher handed us all cakes and Miss left one on the tray which was for her but she did have one already so xDD we were so mean Jemima stole the cake and ate it xDDDDDDD and Miss notices Jemima for once is silent xDD So looks back on the tray and goes "JEMIMA! HOW COULD YOU EAT MY CAKE?!" xDDDDDDDD It was funny Jemima didn't get in trouble though xDD Ah I'm gonna miss my ICT lessons and class :L But hopefully college will be great too. ^^Ahhh~ another funny ICT lesson :P2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Love Alex
Phantom by: Darla MarieWho is this man?Phantom by: Darla Marie2 years ago in Personal More Like This
He seems lonely,
He wears a mask
He stares at me
I'll look into his eyes
His golden brown eyes,
I try to look away, but can't
He can read my mind
He grabs my hand,
He kisses it
His black cape i see,
Makes me disappear with him
My body's frozen,
I feel speechless
His voice calls out,
Darling may I have this dance?
Answering to his voice
Masks, dancing, and wine
we slowly dance together,
He sweeps me off my feet
He carries me in his arms,
Am I falling for him?
He's so mysterious
Beneath the mask somewhere,
He hides his face
Doesn't wanna show it,
I carefully remove his mask
revealing his face for the first time,
His face is so charming
His love and my love...
His warm pale lips touches mine,
I wrap my arms around his neck
He hands me a red rose,
He hands me a glass of wine
As I drink it slowly...
It poisons me,
He poisoned me!
He leaves my mask on,
He lays me in bed
He finally lays the red rose on top of me
Proud to be an American.So...Today I've been on Youtube, and I've been watching a lot of music videos, country music. I am a fan haha.Proud to be an American.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And..a lot of the videos I watched had to do with the men and woman serving in the army marines, etc...
But one song in particular...made me stop and think, and it was this song; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PXSK3iDeAI
I just wanna take this time to thank all of those men and women for what they do, risking their lives so we in America can be free and sleep safely at night. I thank you all, and I hope you return home to your families safely.
I'm not saying I agree with war...But when its necessary...I do agree with it.
I just wanted to thank all of those who fight for out freedom, those whom make me PROUD, TO LIVE IN AMERICA.
I know you'll all love this songJust listen to it: My Pony by FARI know you'll all love this song2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here, you know what? Save you some time, link: ---->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmiPFF3E_4I
At LEAST get to the chorus, cause that's the part your gonna love xD I know you will |D
So catchy, lyrics are awesome LOL xDD and some AUTO TUNE 8D but it's not like over kill auto tune :3
NOW GO MY CHILDREN, listen to some amazing music, and tell me your reaction in the comments
My rant on gaga haters for ThaliaGaga haters why do you hate gaga so much? Because she has fame? Or because you hate "different" and define it as "weird" If you hate her why post on her videos? Why bother going on them it counts as a view to YouTube so thanks you're making her more famous!!! xD Just ignore it I mean I hate rap so I ignore it I have never go on Professor Greens YouTube videos and said your shit! or anything. Also whats so wrong about gaga? She's just another celebrity? I don't like Justin Bieber but I don't listen nor look him up to show I don't care about him I also don't argue with someone with T H I E R choices of music. You like heavy metal? Cool I on the otherhand prefer, Pop and rock Like Lady Gaga and 80's rock like QUEEN. See haters nothing to worry about just deal with it. Thanks~ xDMy rant on gaga haters for Thalia2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love this song~!If heaven is a place where the angels go,I love this song~!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well then I've got a story to tell,
If heaven is a place where the angels go,
Then I guess you're going straight to hell!
Don't wanna leave you now or never,
Cause we're perfect together,
Never wanna be apart,
Dared to take on the simple life.
There was trouble for us when I came home early,
Never would expect to see this,
It's fair to say I could not believe my eyes,
You cracked a smile but had nothing to say,
So I made a list of how you're going to pay!
I Locked you out,
Left you naked in the front yard,
Burned all of your clothes,
Having nothing can be really hard,
Now I'm on the run,
I'd do it all again,
So Catch me if you can,
Cause, I took your car,
With your baby in the back seat,
Wrecked your credit card, you're in debt to a deadbeat,
Baby now you know how much it hurts,
When I caught you in the act wearing nothing but a Little Smirk!
Now I feel better,
But its hard to forget,
I never think of looking back,
Cause time has no m
I think this is what folk call an 'about me':Okay.. so I never know what to put in things like this.I think this is what folk call an 'about me':2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a massive anime/manga fan and my favourite's are Death Note, Steins;Gate, Chuunibyou, Mirai Nikki, Alice in the Country of Hearts (series~) and Waiting in the Summer.
"It is the sanity of life that makes us mad"
I love reading, arting stuff and the colour orange.
I LOVE DIE ANTWOORD and I'm not even sorry.
I like being happy. That might sound like a strange thing to say but I never used to, in fact it used to annoy me.
I think people are wonderful if you ignore their tendency to be awful to one another.
I'm a 17 year old female from the fabulous England.
I don't believe their is such a thing as sexuality. I think we all have one other half that we spend our lives searching for but that falling in love is completely irrelevant to gender. Being in love isn't about gender. The outer shell is irrelevant, it's another's soul that we fall for, that's what love is.That when two souls meet, they intertwine. They go back to their origi