SPIKE updatesJust thought I'd share with you guys some updates on the progress of finishing my "SPIKE" novel.SPIKE updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have asked me how it's going, when it will be published and stuff. I really appreciate getting asked these things because it shows that people are actually interested in my writings, and that it just such a great feeling
I've got two news for you guys today though: one bad news and one good news. Let's start with the bad news.
I haven't finished writing SPIKE yet.
And I honestly don't know when it will be finished - which oddly enough brings us to the good news:
I've made a new, major decision in the SPIKE story that I think a lot of you will be happy to hear. As usual I don't want to spoil too much, but there is a part in the story where Spike and Sam are separated from each other for quite a long while. At first I was planning on only writing from Spike's point of view, like, what he's experiencing during this separation period. I figured that since he's the main cha
Anthropomorphic animals =/= furriesI'd like to take a moment to discuss this topic.Anthropomorphic animals =/= furries1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's a lot of controversy about what 'furry' means. It doesn't really have a set definition.
Anthropomorphic is a definition for anything with human features. Anything, like a toaster. So, all furries are anthro, but not all anthros are furries. Some artists dismiss this term, and some use it.
I don't think it's okay to call other people's anthro characters for furries unless they do so themselves. They might resent the term, therefore it would come as an insult to them - it does to me.
Well, the furry community has a bad reputation.
On sites such as FurAffinity, which is dedicated to anthropomorphic animals, has an ocean of pornographic content which range from clean to what-the-fuck-eww. People who draw and commission these kinds of things usually refer to themselves as furries. Their characters usually do not have properly developed personalities (some purely consisting of slut
To all my watchers, fans and visitors...I wanted to write this little journal entry to just thank every single one of you for all the support and love I've been getting.To all my watchers, fans and visitors...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, you guys all mean so much to me, and I'm not just saying that! I really mean it!
Ok, I've probably said this before; but if it hadn't been for you guys, the SPIKE novel and that whole project of mine might not have been continued at all. And, well, yes, I know I haven't uploaded anything in forever, but I never gave up on the novel, I kept on working on it, figuring out details, planning the future chapters, editing, and so on.. and that's all thanks to you guys and the feedback you've given me!
I am truly grateful for that. I really, really am...!
And I'm sorry for not replying to all of your lovely comments, notes and such... I do read it all though, and I appreciate it all, and I wish I had the time to actually reply to every single message I get from you, but it's not all that easy.... But as said, I read them all, and I love all the love you'
SPIKE updates - nov2013Yesh, it's about time I gave you guys an update on the progress of my novel, "SPIKE".SPIKE updates - nov20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've gotten a lot of notes and comments asking when the book will be finished, how far I've come in the writing process, or how many chapters there are so far, and so forth... And I love getting questions like that, because that means people are interested in my work, many of which say they even love my work, and.. just wow, I mean, I'm completely honest when I say that it means a whole lot to me. And I'm serious when I say that without the support from you guys (you all know who you are <3 ), I would never have bothered continuing the SPIKE story. I would probably just have posted chapter 0, deleted it, and stuffed it all in a drawer and possibly even given up on the whole story-teller dream. Feedback is very important to me, which sounds very selfish, I know, but I used to be incredibly insecure of myself and everything I did. I had this dream of becoming a cartoonist to have my stories told, and
SPIKE stickers?I've actually had this idea for a while, but never thought seriously about actually doing something with that idea..SPIKE stickers?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was thinking... Would anyone be interested in buying stickers of my characters?
4 or 5 inch tall stickers of each character, probably even with three or more versions of some of the characters (like kid Sam, young teen Sam, older teen Sam). The characters would be drawn in a chibi-like style.. not like the ones I previously drew that had really creepy, hollow eyes... But more like the Cain paperchild I made, or the Spike paperchild with the christmas hat.
Hang on, I'll find them...
This type of chibi-style and with white edges around them (because personally I think the white edge would make it look pretty neat). Perhaps a wider edge though, but something like this.
The stickers would be of high quality. I've already found a company that prints stickers in any size and shape, in high
just......this is probably stupid to write a journal about but, I'm writing more SPIKE chapters now, and I'm literally in tears at the moment. Not like 'lol that's funny, I'm in tears!', but like 'fudge, who's cutting all these onions?! ;_; *sniff* "just...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And when I cry over a scene, a scene that I wrote myself - I mean, I never get this emotional over things I write! I had to just stop writing it for a while, because I'm at mum's place right now, and I don't want her to find me crying when she wakes up
I wish I could share this with someone XD
aw well... I'm writing again, though, so that's a good thing
Things seem to sort of connect more in the SPIKE story now, and I'm generally starting to feel, for once, that this could actually turn out to be a good story.
I just have to write everything down...
I have a big notebook that's almost full of plot details and such, then there's all the notes I have in my head. I just need to find the time to write chapters out of it
IS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_OBTW THIS IS LONG ASS POST , BUT ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THIS IS IF YOU ARE A PERSON CONSIDERING ART FOR A CAREERIS ART SCHOOL BAD?? 0_O2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I ADDED NUMBER 3 IN CAUSE THAT WAS KIND OF AN IMPORTANT LESSON TOO. HAHA
Usually I am pretty quiet when it comes to the community and its dealings with drama . But I feel like I have to write my two cents about this topic.
A lot of people have been throwing around this post around about how art schools are terrible and are not worth it ya. I am sure you can find the article somewhere if you just google it . Though everyone is entitled to their own opinion I feel that I should talk about both sides of the coin when it comes to art school.
Now I have went to art school , and have done well for myself , I have worked internationally and worked for some big companies , and currently at the moment I actually teach at an art school as well.
SO THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: IS ART SCHOOL A WASTE OF TIME?
WELL THERE IS NO BLACK AND WHITE ANSWER
What I believe is that art school i
CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?Greetings Concepteez!CritStop 03 - Art school vs self teaching?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Apologies for missing out on the CritStop last week. I was at a weekend long concept-design workshop which didn't leave me with much time to do a post.
I might run down some of the things we did in the workshop in a future post, but this week I thought I would do something a little bit different. I have been getting quite a few queries over the last few weeks about making the choice between formal training courses such as university or college over that of self-teaching and using online resources and short courses. One of these was Nyte-Tyme who wrote:
"I mentioned before that I am currently attending a school called ------- University. So far, my first semester of a Junior year here has been bad. Art history classes (which I think are somewhat necessary) a Physics of Light and Color class. A web design class and a video and audio class which was essentially a film class after awhile. But I've been recently looking into C
Plushie update (photos!)As mentioned earlier today, I went to a hobby store to buy some fabric. Turns out they had the minky fabric I needed to create a Spike plushie, even black faux fur for his hair. The only thing that's a bit off is his tail, which is a gray faux fur fabric that's a lot darker than the light gray minky fabric that's used for his body and such..Plushie update (photos!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, I got the fabric, and was surprised that it didn't cost as much as first predicted, and it will probably last to a fair amount of plushies.
So, I've just finished the "prototype" version of the Spike plushie
I've got photos!
Here's a bunch of links:
He's about 8 inches tall, and very soft :3
The eyes are buttons. I made the pattern myself. And feel free to ask if you
To all you aspiring artistsI just felt like giving a little motivational speech, based on some questions and feedback I've gotten from young, aspiring artists.To all you aspiring artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you say you look at my art and get inspired, and I just love hearing that because that's just what I want; to be able to inspire! It also inspires be back, because I know very well how it's like to work your butt off and not feeling you're getting anywhere. And I can relate when some of you say you actually lose all motivation when you see my work (or others' work, of course), because you feel you could never reach that same "level". I was there too, I've felt just like you guys! I have also had the nagging feeling that my art might not be good enough, but those thoughts are all stupid. Yeah, they are. I'll be rude enough to say that right now.
Art can be very frustrating in your "growth period", if I can call it that. And while being your own worst critic can help you grow, it can also tear you down and destroy everything called 'motivation'. So
I. GRADUATED.WOW GUYS I'VE BEEN BITCHING ABOUT WANTING TO GRAD FOR LEGIT THREE YEARS NOW ONI. GRADUATED.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I AM SO EXCITED SO THIS ALL HAS TO BE IN CAPS BECAUSE I WOULD LEGIT BE SCREAMING THIS IF I COULD. I FINALLY FEEL STRESS FREE AND I WANT TO CRY AAAHAHHH. (I didn't have a chance at all to enjoy this yet because I was busting my ass helping my boyfriends family move) SO NOW I DO. I'M WEARING MY GARD CAP RIGHT NOW. I wanted to jump and freak out the night I graduated but I didn't get to yet. So.. I'll do that later tonight maybe like a freak. WOO I'm making a huge deal out of this. But thats perfectlly ok. Seriously. All the excitment is waterfalling out of my face like I can't even-
ADAM IS DONE HIGSCHOOL. I will miss it one day. but not any day soon.
Now I can think about college and get excited about going in september, VCAD... hopefully I don't fail and die. I WANT MY TEACHERS TO LIKE ME AND MY ART. please. I WANT TO GO FAR AND DO THING
Snow Day.Yaaaaay! Snow day! Snow day! I don't have to go to w.....Snow Day.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*works from home*
Animal Planet (rant?) (update)Wild west Alaska, why is it on Animal planet ._. I don't have that big of a problem with hunting, but isn't animal planet a channel for the love and care of animals? Not guns and shooting them.Animal Planet (rant?) (update)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first seen it come on, I had to double check my TV guide to make sure I wasn't on some hunting network.
seems to me, animal planet is getting a little too human
New info about the new animal planet.
After a 9% drop in prime time viewing in 2007, Animal Planet underwent a makeover to increase viewership. Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manage of Animal Planet Media said,
"We feel a little too human, a little too soft, a little too all-family and not powerful enough. We're being more aggressive and tapping into the instinctual nature of compelling animal content.
The channel wanted to replace its paternalistic and preachy image with a more entertaining and edgier one beginning February 3, 2008 and debuted eight new series and specials. R
Free Digital Portrait of Yourself ( Finished)I wanted to thank everyone who sent me images. Thank you all so much.Free Digital Portrait of Yourself ( Finished)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I picked a winner and I finished the image and It will serve as an example of my fantasy portraits commissions I will offer soon ^V^
Thats right. I am offering to one person a free digital painted portrait of yourself. I want to practice more with human faces in digital paint so I ask if you would like a chance at a free digital portrait of yourself, please comment here and provide a link to a picture of you.
I would like this to be fantasy based so I will be adding non-human like features to you. If you have a preference like fairy, elf , goat horns or wolf ears and tail, please provide that in the comment as well.
If none of that tickles your fancy, I would be willing to do a Patronus image. Meaning you would have to pose for me with a want so I can paint you and your patrounus ( spirit animal)
Here is an example of pictures I would need from you
Yes, I am aware th
Some things you just can't unsee (EDIT)READ FIRSTSome things you just can't unsee (EDIT)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT June 20, 2013: I have changed a few words and things here because this honestly sparked a big storm of hatred toward political parties when THAT was not the intention of this journal. It was a general statement of disgust for these kinds of actions against people and their pets. Shocks and awe, cruelty for a statement that was what I was after. Not a knock on Republicans or Democrats.
The only reason I placed that accusation was because the term 'Liberal' is generally used as an insulting term by extremist parties (usually Republicans) to describe Democrats... and seeing as this is an obvious case of animal cruelty based presumably around a political argument then it was an easy assumption.
Wrong, perhaps, but I called it as I saw it.
I am sorry, I didn't mean to detour people or start fights here, honestly.
It was a shock to see and I was already having a bad time/day so perhaps it was just one cind
Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!Nintendo 4DS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
Worldbuilding Guide: Mapping it OutI'd like to apologize for getting this out so late. I had planned to update the guide every 2-4 weeks, depending on how hard each section was to write and how much life got in the way. Unfortunately for this bit, I had some technical difficulties added to the mix. I still want to update on the original schedule and will hopefully be able to do so consistently.Worldbuilding Guide: Mapping it Out9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Enough of me talking. Let's get on with worldbuilding!
Shaping and Scale
By now, you should have found your seed idea and recorded it in detail. If not, see the previous installment of the guide or, if you want to build a world from scratch and see where it goes, continue from here.
Check your seed idea for information on geology or geography. There might not be any, and that’s fine. If, however, your seed idea includes specifics about place, you’ll need those. Figure out if your seed idea requires an unusual place. If so, you will need to tweak your initial worldbuilding to make such a place.
In my seed idea I
Can I take a few moments of your time?I just want to say a few words. Words I've been wanting to say for a while not but haven't had the much-ness or know-how to say; mostly because I didn't want it to come off as just another one of 'those' journal entries. One easily ignored.Can I take a few moments of your time?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thank you to all my watchers, followers, and fans. I rarely say 'fans' because to me one would have to be famous to have fans but it seems more or less over the last couple months (or years even) I've become somewhat infamous for all the wrong reasons. More so when it comes to my small circle of friends.
You see, I don't get on easily with others, not online or in real life. More so in real life, mostly out of fear I suppose... But that's neither here nor there. Back on track.
What I'm trying to say is just thank you, for putting up with the crap I've pulled, the misery I've brought on through countless grueling journals about how crap my life is, this, that, and the next thing.
A huge thanks out to those who actuall
Thanksgiving by 500 points to one of my watchersThank you for the supportThanksgiving by 500 points to one of my watchers3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I decided to make a little piece of kindness for a one of my watchers.
I cannot support all of you but i thought that random choose of one, will be a great
After passing of the 7 days one of you get the 500 points and featuring of his/her works
So if you are interested , here are the conditions:
You must be a one of my watchers
You must add this journal to your faves and add some comment
You must answer on the question in pool under this journal !
So Big thanks for all your support in year 2012, your comments and faves are always pleasurable. I am reading with favor all your thoughts (besides Slenderman comments )and feelings.
Street Photography Contest - Spring 2012Spring is here!Street Photography Contest - Spring 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For many of us, street shooters, it's the best season to go out and shoot "street".
And then come back and show what we got.
And maybe enter a neat little contest
"So, you think you can street?"
It is my great pleasure to announce
the first Official deviantArt "So you think you can street" Photography Spring Contest
which will be held from May 1st till June 15th in deviantArt site.
Everyone is welcome to enter !
1. Your entry must be a STREET photograph.
2. Your entry must be submitted in a special deviantArt category which will open on the 1st of May and can be found following this path: Submit art > Category > Choose category > Contests > 2012 > So You Think You Can Street
3. You can enter the contest with ONE photograph that must have been taken from April 1st till June 15th and
Super Sexy Action News Hey boys and girls and hello to you too Pedobears alike! :iconpedobearplz:Super Sexy Action News3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before we get started with the nitty-gritty- I would like to say:
This time I'm doing both traditional and digital commissions. If you have the time, please check it out [please do cuz I'm suuuuppperrrr borrrreeedddd....] Here's some REAL testimonials: :iconPotterpuppetPal3: writes " Yoru is the best at everything. I'm super-mega lucky Yoru had it in his good heart to befriend me! I like ponies and love watching YO Gabba Gabba! Oh, and commission him or whatever"
Now, let' see, items of business:
Thank you all for the support and awesome comments on Red+Blue! I can't say I'll start uploading comics like that to
Ranger Activity: FREE LLAMA DAY!Lets have some random fun guys!! We're having another free llama day! XDRanger Activity: FREE LLAMA DAY!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Llama Badges so far:
Positivity Project: You're Special.:iconhello1plz::iconhello2plz:Positivity Project: You're Special.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Sorry for being a bit slow with the replies! It takes me some time to write a good one, so I try to manage few a day.
Please don't worry though, everyone will be answered. )
There's so much negativity around us that the positivity often gets lost in it. We face a lot of harsh critique often, just plain hate or bullying, and we often lose ourselves in it. I've seen a lot of people feeling really bad about themselves and critiquing their own selves without a reason. Low self esteem is a common problem these days, and this happens because of the awfully negative and competitive society we live in.
And that's why I came up with a little idea. Not so much a project, just a little thing to brighten your day. I like making people happy. So let me tell you:
You're special. Yes, you.
And please don't think otherwise. We all are! There's no two people tha