Justice League: The Flashpoint ParadoxOver the last few months I have been getting a lot of questions here on DA about what my next project would be and when it might be announced and released. Also, I am thrilled to say, that a lot of you awesome friends and fans have expressed the idea that following Young Justice, you would like to see more DC animation work from me. Well I am happy to reveal that the next project featuring my design work is the recently announced Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, directed by the super talented Jay Oliva, and it will hit the streets on July 30th. I did the designs for this film last spring and summer (after production wrapped on YJ: Invasion) and we just finished post production on the project last month. I gotta say that thanks to all the tremendous talent involved in making this thing, it's looking pretty epic. I personally pushed my style into a slightly more exaggerated look for much of this film and I hope those of you who dug the look of Young Justice will get a kick out of
Username changes?I had to kind of do a double-take when I realized DA just introduced this feature.Username changes?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, there was a time when I wanted to change my name to ANYTHING other than SonicRocksMySocks. I thought it up when I was 15 without realizing I'd be saddled with that alias for potentially a lifetime.
When I started gaining renown on the internet, there was even a time where I considered making a new DeviantArt account JUST to change my username, but by then my reputation was already cemented. It's silly and childish and doesn't fit a 20-something artist who is trying to get serious about her art...
After working on my 8th DeviantArt anniversary flash and going back to my roots, it sort of dawned on me.
No other username fits me better.
Maybe I was embarrassed of it for a time, but now, after 8 years, there's no way in hell I'd ever be anybody else. My art is ABOUT childhood and youthful spirit, and that's what I remember when I think of my nickname. It reminds me of where I ca
Small Hints how to get views,faves etc.For a lot of you it might be nothing new, but since a lot of you are either new on dA or not experienced with something like "strategies" to get views, comments and faves for their works i (your most favourite dA group guy :icongbk666: ) thought i write up a few hopefully useful hints for you.Small Hints how to get views,faves etc.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Upload as many drawings / photos etc. as you can. Some of you would argue now that it can be counterproductive if the deviations are not good, but i come to that point in #2
2. Join Groups. A Ton of them.. at least 15-25 . And submit your stuff to them on a regular base. BUT only the things you consider by yourself as "good" . The rest is for your gallery only, and interesting for those deviants who want to see sketches, WIP's etc.
Always care about the theme of the dA groups of course and about their rules. If you are not Alvin Lee, Artgerm or Genzoman or have over 100k views on your profile already and over 400-500 watchers at least you really need dA groups to g
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
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Digitally Delicious: Feb. 8thDigitally Delicious: Feb. 8th3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Kwaidan by redredundance
Memento Mori by JenniferHealy
Commission - Layla by naylemonstre
The Searcher by Selenada
Weather Top by Istebrak
Odd Crew day version by Mikeypetrov
Hunt by iya-chen
MtG: Blood Artist by algenpfleger
Is TMNT flop already? And what can we do about it?Reviews from critics are already coming in for the upcoming Michael Bay produced TMNT movie and... lo-and-behold... they’re pretty shit. Over on Rotten Tomatoes it’s already got a score of 38%.Is TMNT flop already? And what can we do about it?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One of the prevailing themes of the new movie, apparently, is that everything is predestined. April was predestined to meet the turtles, and the turtles were predestined to become mutants. Everyone is connected to everyone else in ways that are flabbergastingly stupid. So much for random chance creating the turtles... Another theme is that this is more or less April O’ Neil’s movie. Not the ninja turtles. April is the main character. April is the focus of the film. The turtles are there, but they’re side characters in the same way the Autobots were side characters in the Transformers films.
The reason I’m bringing this up here now before the film is even out is because... well... I want it to fail. That’s a little selfish, I know, but I honestly don
.::Art Contest::.EDIT 2: Thanks to the new Mr. Peabody and Sherman trailer Penny (the young girl in the trailer) is allowed in this contest..::Art Contest::.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Some things have suddenly come up for me at the end of the month, so I'm moving the contest end date from Oct 31st, to Nov 30th.
Well, we haven't had a contest in quite some time, so I thought I would start one.
The theme will be "The Women of Dreamworks". This is just a small, and hopefully fun contest. I don't have much to offer for prizes, just some points.
However, MoonyMina has offered drawing prizes to go along with the points. (see the prizes below)
The point of this contest is to celebrate the great female characters that Dreamworks has created and brought to life. So each picture MUST feature TWO or more female Dreamworks characters (crossovers between Dreamworks movies is welcomed).
No mature pictures.
This is an art contest only, so no fanfics.
Both Traditional and dig
Tracing in the ECOK, I promised myself that 2012 would be the year to get back into my art and try and find that motivation/inspiration that I used to have but before I do, there's a couple of things I need to get off my chest and who knows? Perhaps after talking about it, I'll be able to move on and take my art to the next level. I logged on to dA this morning to find several journals regarding tracing and I knew exactly who they were all directed at... I've spoken about this to a couple of people over the past few months and this will come as a shock to most of you, but there's something you need to know: I've traced.Tracing in the EC4 years ago in Personal More Like This
There you go, I've said it. Now before you stop reading and hit the "unwatch" button, please hear me out. Earlier last year, there were accusations going around that I traced my work. It was very low-key and although I was expecting a shitstorm of dArama to emerge, nothing ever came from it. The accusations were that I traced my work line-for-line and that I simply rotated/flippe
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOWIm gon b honest, whenever people say "I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW" for moments in young people television that aren't even that graphic or disturbing, I feel like mentally rolling my eyes. With certain instances, like the murder/suicide at the end of Legend of Korra or the overt references to cunnilingus in that one episode of Cow and Chicken, it's like, yeah, okay, makes sense people would be shocked or surprised.I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But in a lot of cases it's like, dude, some people are a little old to be acting like 'older' or more 'borderline' humor being pocketed into shows for younger people are anything novel. Such as when people react to shit that's really generic and not even explicit, like:
"OH MY GOD A CHARACTER FELL TO THEIR IMPLIED DEATHS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SHOW FOR KIDS"
"OH NO A GENERIC VILLAIN WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH HIS GENERIC ARMY OF DARKNESS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW"
"UH OH A CHARACTER THAT APPEARS TO BE 'TRIPPING' ON A G-RATED DRUG THAT'S MOST LIKELY SOME SORT OF
ACTA - politely please read.EDIT:ACTA - politely please read.4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photo of politicans wearing Anonymous mask probably is well known now, I mean that photo:
Here is another one:
And gallery if someone is interest: http://fakty.interia.pl/raport/internauci-przeciwko-acta/galerie/internauci-i-hakerzy-przeciwko-ustawie-acta/ruch-palikota-w-maskach/zdjecie/duze,1586783,1,1155
Those politicans are from Ruch Palikota party.
In Poland peoples protest, not only behind PC. Peoples go at streets and protest, loud and clear say that we don't want ACTA, yet goverment don't listen and signed ACTA anyway.
After signing ACTA protests don't stop, they become even bigger. Each day peoples gather and protest at streets.
That was mostly young peoples, but not only them - in crowd was everyone.
There was younger and older, peoples who fight for cross and peoples who was against them in past; there was really lot of different peoples who shared one target - to show that they now are against ACTA, to show that they fight for their rights.
I won't post links to
Want a ROTG sequel? Read here!:icondarkballerinaqueen: :iconpitchblackrose:Want a ROTG sequel? Read here!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DarkBallerinaQueen, PitchBlackRose and many others have brought to my attention that Rise of The Guardians recently jumped from number 4 (for four weeks in a row) to number 2 in the amount of box office sales that the movie is pulling in. The newest James Bond movie, Skyfall, is just above it at number 1. Dreamworks wasn't expecting a huge fan base to come from ROTG and certainly wasn't expecting the ever-growing demand for a sequel, but both has happened. They don't plan on making a sequel unless the first one shows promise in fans and money. The fan base is already there, but the money issue if uncertain.
Here's the plan.
The plan is to try and get as many ROTG fans as possible to see the movie at least one more time this weekend to try and get the film to the number 1 spot in the box office. Word of mouth is obviously working for this movie, but if we want to get it to number 1, the written word is powerful, too. Spread it! Make it a thi
HTTYD2 Teaser TrailerIt's here~HTTYD2 Teaser Trailer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comments, thoughts, or are you all unable to reply from the heart attack you suffered after viewing it?
General art and watercolour FAQGeneral art and watercolour FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to be able to help everyone, so I hope this will help you feel more confident about watercolours because I know they're hard to get used to, as wellas other stuff. Thank you for all your kind support, now let me support you
The photos might be huge sorry about that lol
Watercolour Tutorial: Advice and Guidance
:iconsandninjaGaara666: What kind of water colours do you use?
:iconKidura: I use student grade (the general stuff you buy in shops) watercolours from Whsmith, and artist grade (the expensive kind) winsor and newton.
:iconLuckyGala333: What kind of pen do you use? Your paints never smudge the ink that you draw your lines with, or do you ink afterwards?
:iconKidura: I use normal drawing pens you find in the shops, with a range of thicknesses. Smallest I have is 0.05 and bigge
Over-Eater?Before I begin this 7-sins journal, I want to just let everyone know that you can catch me on Twitter for daily updates and such. S'Like contacting me as if you had my phone number (cuz' I interact on Twitter with folks on my phone like a text message when they message me, so yeah, s'easier for me to instantly communicate with folks). I got hit with a minor flu since last weekend and I'm still in the recovery zone as well as finishing up some contracts, prints, and those darn few leftover commissions.Over-Eater?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, what is your artistic diet like? Like, what do you eat (figuratively speaking) to keep you artistically healthy? What things do you do to keep yourself from feeling famished?
Me, personally? I like taking in "foods" that inspire me to keep working. When I find the time to do so, I love to just put an hour or two aside and dive into other Deviant's faves and find new artists or works I've yet
Sopa bill!Im just sharing this for people who have not heard of it.Sopa bill!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a great movie explaining what it is http://vimeo.com/31100268
Gosh how much I hate this insanely crave of protecting everything someone makes. Sharing is not that bad. Besides lots of things got more popular after it got shared. >:C
I have no problem with people sharing or uploading stuff I make to other places aslong as they dont claim it as their own. Which very very veeeery rarely happens. And when it does, its not like I take an arrow to the knee and die( SORRY I HAD TO I HATE THAT MEME BUT I HAD TO XDDDD! Man I cant stay serious for more than a few mins )
Im just spreading the word now after reading about it myself.
Dat is all :'D
October contest resultsFirst of all I dearly apologize for such a big delay in this, I have been ill and it makes it very hard to concentrate, especially sine it was mostly written entries which I'm not even used to evaluate, and for that I took my time to make sure I evaluated it fairly.October contest results4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly a lot of them are good and in the end I was stuck between four people, but my solution is final.
The winner for this contest is :iconMarazure:! Congratulations
thank you all for participating, better luck for when I make another contest (when I'm good again x.x)
NEW PERCY JACKSON NEWS FROM RICK RIORDAN!!!(copying this from my journal because everyone needs to know!!)NEW PERCY JACKSON NEWS FROM RICK RIORDAN!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
OMG uncle rick confirmed that he wrote a kane and percy crossover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!! :iconcryingrainbowsplz:
So, yes, it's true. As announced today in Publisher's Weekly Children's Bookshelf, I have written a crossover story featuring Carter Kane and Percy Jackson. The story is called "The Son of Sobek."
This is something fans have been asking me to do for years, but why this story and why now? My publisher Disney-Hyperion was looking for something fun to add to the paperback version of The Serpent's Shadow, which comes out May 7 -- something to encourage folks who haven't yet tried the Kane Chronicles to pick up the series. I decided what the heck. Let's throw Carter and Percy together in a Greek-Egyptian dilemma and see what happens. The result was SO much fun to write.
If you buy the paperback version of Serpent's Shadow on May 7, "The Son of Sobek" will be at the end of the book, no extra charge.
Ridiculous LawsuitsSince my last few journals were rather serious...time to have a little fun and since we are on the subject of law? why not look up the most redicolous lawsuits?Ridiculous Lawsuits4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have had a wonder and found a few that I find very amusing or frustrating...
WHEN LAWSUITS ATTACK!!!
And now for our favourite! Those folk from the RIAA and MPAA! I am now convinced the're not an organization...they are actually a circus.
You don't have to worry about being sued for copyright infringement...because they will try sue you regardless .
Don't Drink the Turpentine!Hello folks! I've been meaning to discuss this topic here for a while, but I always forget! Well, this blog's topic is about dunDUNDUUUUN studio safety! Now I know, I know, the majority of you, myself included, don't have a private studio to work out of. Your studio may be you livingroom, bedroom, basement, or garage, but there are definitely precautions to be aware of while you're madly creating art. Note: none of this information is here to scare you or deter you from making whatever art you like, it's simply here to help you develop safe studio practices.So let's get started shall we?Don't Drink the Turpentine!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This part is specific to those of you who use traditional materials to make your artwork. The supplies we use today are much MUCH safer than those the old master's used, but there are still chemicals and materials you need to be aware of for your own health and well being (as well as those around you). I'll list the materials by
New Percy Jackson book coming out!!If you haven't heard already, (this news is a little old and I didn't want to post during the contest but I feel like this is important enough) there is a new Percy Jackson book coming out at the end of the month. It's going to be called The Singer of Apollo and it will be about Percy and Grover and it will be set just after The Last Olympian. I don't know about you, but I'm really excited :iconwoohooplz:New Percy Jackson book coming out!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's the link for more info: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17379460-percy-jackson-and-the-singer-of-apollo
Here's the link to the first chapter (Rick speaking it out load): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Owvza2j8Nc
Here's the link to the first chapter (someone typed it up): http://thehermesexpress.blogspot.com/2013/05/first-chapter-percy-jackson-and-singer.html
What do you guys think?
Yet Another HiatusEDIT:Yet Another Hiatus3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you haven't already found it, there is a petition to bring back DC Nation! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-dc-nation/
I'm not entirely sure how much it will help, but I strongly encourage you all to sign it! We need to let Cartoon Network know that we are not happy with them. And if you get the time, you should go through and read the signatures. They'll definitely brighten up your day. /endedit
Hey guys! If you went to go watch Young Justice this morning, you might have noticed that Dragons was in its timeslot instead. DC Nation was cancelled at the last minute, and now it's not coming back until January. Which means... yet another hiatus. After two episodes.
It's very disappointing to see Cartoon Network acting with such unprofessionalism. Apparently, the people who work at on Young Justice and at DC Nation weren't notified about this prior to the change in schedule. It's a huge kick in the teeth to the fans who have been waiting, and especi
OFFICIAL HOUSE OF HADES SNEAK PEAKOH MY GOD THERE IS A SNEAK PEAK TO THE FIRST CHAPTER OF HOUSE OF HADES THAT CAME IN THE E-BOOK VERSION OF SON OF SOBEK :ICONSQUEEEEPLZ::iconaahplz::iconsqueeeplz::iconwoohooplz::iconwootplz::iconohyeahplz:OFFICIAL HOUSE OF HADES SNEAK PEAK2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do you guys think? Feelings?
Yours in demigodishness,
My Tumblr: http://istolethelightning.tumblr.com/
Here's a house of hades countdown too: (you have to click it because the thumb doesn't update)
~CONTEST!~BEGIN: NOW!~CONTEST!~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
END: December 25, 2012
PRIZES: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/44474077/Stuff/prizes.png + a doodle of Jack Frost on a post card~
Read on for rules!
Hi everyone! Welcome to new members as well~ I wanted to let everyone know that we are going to have our first contest, and I'd love if everyone entered! Its super simple too!
All you have to do is submit a photo of your movie theater ticket from seeing Dreamworks 'Rise of the Guardians' to our new folder in the gallery called 'Contest Entries'.
NOTE: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE TIME TO THIS FOLDER! There is a lock on submissions per person, and its only ONE folks!
I will reply to your submission with a NUMBER, and on December 25th I will use a random number generator to pick a winner!
The Prizes as shown above via link are: A movie poster of North from the ROTG film, The first picture book in the series Guardians of Childhood 'Man in the Moon', as well as the first book about North and the Nightmare King! I will
Sugar Rush Mini-Contest~WINNERS!!Alright, here are the winners! My apologies for the lateness, tallying votes is a pain in the butt, lol. but here are the winners! A HUGE thank you to everyone who entered, donated prizes and voted! This contest has been more successful than the ones I usually host in groups, lol. If you places, it's up to you to contact those who donated prizes to you! For me, send me a note with the five pieces you'd like me to feature for youSugar Rush Mini-Contest~WINNERS!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations guys, this was a BRILLIANT contest! I'm gonna have to host more personal ones, they're fun!
Design your own Sugar Rush Racer! We all know about Wreck-it Ralph, right? Even if you haven't seen it, you likely know about the Sugar Rush Racers XD Don't worry, I'm not giving any spoilers! But for this contest, you get to design your own racers! Some of them are themed with a color, some with a certain kind of candy or dessert... Be creative! Make a racer based on your favorite kind of sweet! Maybe based on something
Darkspeeds' Commissions Info (Updated APR 2015) WHAT'S ON OFFER?Darkspeeds' Commissions Info (Updated APR 2015)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi everyone! I've been meaning to make a page dedicated to what I can offer in terms of commissions! I'll keep this updated as my portfolio grows. Commission prices may change at any time but I'll try to keep it as fair as possible. Without further ado let's see what's on offer!
A drawing of one character posed on white background. This is done in a drawing style similar to what you'll find in a sketchbook!
[Cost] = $30 USD (+$20 USD for additional characters. Depending on volume and detail of additional characters after two, price will drop to $10-$15 USD per extra)
You can have as many or as little as you want! I can fit a maximum of 5 characters per