Wack'em Sinteeeeek 13HD ReviewHiya Ryceballs. As some of you know, I was askin for opinions a few journals back about the Wacom Cintiq, you lovely people gave me some great advice and tips and one even went as far as to find me an Australian website with a cheaper price. And she saved me $200, so special thanks to KokoroKanon for doing that. So yes I have been using the Wacom for more than a week now, I didn't wanna write a review until I get the SmudgeGuard, a SmudgeGuard is pretty much looks like a glove cut in half, it looks like a futuristic glove in Minority Report, the reason I wanted a SmudgeGuard is because I tend to get sweaty hands so I did not wanna dirty the Cintiq screen at all, it costed me around $20 to get that. An alternative is just buy a cheap glove and cut off the top three fingers.... you can then use the cut off three fingers glove and put it on your head so you can pretend to be chicken.Wack'em Sinteeeeek 13HD Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OK so was the Cintiq what I expected? Well pretty much yea. Its a nice little screen th
I will not be subjected to criminal abuseIts time for another story, do you guys want a story? I will give you one. This one is about my early days in the work industry and how you should always becareful and know your legal rights before you head in, you do not want to be subjected to criminal abuse without knowing. This happened a few years back, straight out of Design College, when I was still an 'Amateur Graphic Designer' as they like to call me. So I was searching online for jobs and found one that requires a Graphic Designer with artistic skills who can create original characters as well as making little icons and graphics stuff. I was like HELL YEAH THATS ME, so I sent them my portfolio, back then it had really unprofessional messy drawings and then a few graphic design works and photography bullshit pieces that I threw in here and there to show my 'range', I didn't have a consistant style and I had no idea what people wanted to see lol. So the company saw my work and they told me to come in. I was reallyI will not be subjected to criminal abuse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ry helps you with your homework (kinda not really)Hi Principal Ry here. I know its exam time for many of you and you guys must be stressed as duck! So I have decided to help you Ryceballs with your homework (kinda but not really). If you got a question you struggle with or ANY questions what so ever, ask in the comments below and I will use NOTHING but my brilliant mind to answer them for u. I am knowledgable in pretty much all things in the universe. Throw them my way.Ry helps you with your homework (kinda not really)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will add the questions you asked in this journal along with the answer
How did the introduction of Jazz, Crazes and popular media influence the American populace during the early 1920s?
Brilliant question Silverpoint345, well well well firstly the American public heard the music and was like "HELL NAH THIS AINT MUSIC" cos in the 1920s everyone was kinda boring and didn't do much except for talkin about the weather, then after a while they became more open minded and were like "HELL YEAH THIS IS MY KINDA SH*T" and the
Back from AntarctiCon (With PHOTOS!)Hiya folks! Its me Delicious Salty Ryceball, What a weekend! *Stretch* I just came back from AntarctiCon and it was soooo good! (You can read previous journal about it here http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journal/Going-to-Antarctica-for-AntarctiCon2013-362647923 ) Cold as hell but it was so fun seeing penguins and ice and snow and all that jazz. Even met some local fans there, OH and Val Kilmer my favourite actor! OMG, I got his autograph and took a photo with him and everything. The trip was just so fun! I am definately going back to Antarctica next year. But words are hard to describe what happened on my trip, so I might as well show photos instead ^^" Please excuse my self shot photos.. i had no one with me to hold the camera so the quality might not be good...Back from AntarctiCon (With PHOTOS!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this is the entrance to AntarctiCon. As you can see the place is like covered in snow, it was sooo cold as well omg. Its a nice convention building with lots of people.. although you can't see it in this photo becau
Alleyway IncidentHiya Ryceballs. I left out something on my previous journal, something I kinda wanted to talk about but was a bit scared to... But I have decided that maybe its better to get it off my chest. This is a true story and it happened two weeks ago while I was in Melbourne for Armageddon Expo, it was a sunday night, I had a long day selling artworks and I was back in the hotel room chilling, at around 10pm I got hungry and realised I don't have much to eat, I didn't wanna call room service because I wasn't sure if food is still available that late. So knowing the 24/7 grocery store is just a block away, I decided to head out to buy a cup noodle or something. It was pretty dark outside with a bit of rain as well, much to my annoyance, but I was really really hungry. Now the proper way to get to the grocery store is to walk around the block, OR I can take a shortcut and go through the alleyway.... I tend to always walk around the block as I didn't wanna get mugged, if Batman has taught me anytAlleyway Incident2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Secret to Success: Draw with your balls outHappy new ears my brothers and sisters. I hope you had a good break, but now its time to get back to work! And Ry here has a pro tip for you, something I have kept to myself but I think you as an artist should know about and adapt this habit. Its actually not that complicated, you should just always Draw with your balls out.Secret to Success: Draw with your balls out3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A wise man by the name of John Rambo once told us that we should 'Stay ballsy'. We should not let our fear overtake us, we should dive head in into obstacles and fight the demons without fear and without worries. Well I have taken that approach and incorporated it into my drawing, believe it or not I have never been confident about my artworks, even if it is something I spent 24 hours on I still have doubt whether its good enough to show or not, especially when it is for work and I know I am being judged on.. thats why it always takes so long for me to finish an art piece because I keep looking at it and try to fix stuff that probably no one would ever notic
Photoshop, my wifeDID YOU KNOW? I use Photoshop to do my drawings? ITS TRUE! Im guessing people don't know about this because once a week I would have someone asking me ^^ well thats fine. Today I am gonna share with you lots my history with Photoshop, how we met, how we worked out our differences, how we bonded, and how we eventually took another step further. <3Photoshop, my wife3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me and Photoshop met some time in the 2003? (Its been 10 years already?!) She was introduced to me by my cousin. At first I didn't know what to do with her, I just started playing around with photos, like adding flames on my hair, going all nuts with filters, editing clothes off of my favourite celebrities (Yeahhh I did that. Don't judge mE! ;___; ). We got along quite well, I was surprised that I could just know a few tools and do something crazy with it! I think I was using Photoshop version 7 and being quite happy with all the tools and filters I got. It was a good start
Then new versions started coming out and I moved on to a newer vers
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Yoyoyoyoyoyo Ryceballs how ya'll doin man. Just thought I'll update ya'll on wat ive been doing, sorry for the lack of new artworks cos I've been busy working on some stuff. So if you have only been following me here on DA, then you might've thought I been dead or something. Nah nah im as alive as a potato, I've actually been more active on Facebook cos Im working on a game and I've been uploading some characters concept art on there. So yeah thats what I wanna talk about today, other websites Im on other than Deviantart. Lets talk about them top hats you see down below!
Im not sure if you guys know this, but you can actually click on the top hats! And it will link you to the appropriate sites, Deviantart will be giving you a warning about how there are monsters out there, but do not worry the only monster you see is Ry-mon, the big hairy ugly Rynosaurus. RRRAAWWR.
That art thief SOB in the Artist AlleyOk here it is, the long awaited journal about that art thief guy at Animania a few weeks back, I promised I will write about it and here it is. I thought a lot about whether I should write about this because if its just a random art thief then I really don't mind dissing his grass.. but unfortunately that S.O.B also happens to be the brother of a High School friend of mine... :icontableflipplz:That art thief SOB in the Artist Alley2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This whole thing occurred in an anime convention that has been going downhill since a few years back, every year it gets worse and worse, to the point that I am now calling it Emptimania. It is no secret that the management is terrible, and that includes making sure that there are no bootleg stores around.... I don't know if they are just ignorant that there are bootleg stores there, or whether they dont give a duck because hey they get money from people getting a table. So anyway I was at the artist alley selling my things like usual, then a couple of tables down I noticed a guy, he looked fami
I'M RY-MANITS A BIRD! ITS A PLANE! ITS... what the hell is that? And is that a flying llama next to the guy?I'M RY-MAN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi its me your somtimes friendly neighbourhood Ry-Man. Ok I've been playing Injustice: Dogs Among Us :I. And kinda in a superhero mood at the moment, especially after playing the story of Injustice.. and without spoiling too much, pretty much the story starts off with Superman being tricked into killing Lois and their unborn child, which in turn changed Superman into killing his enemies and eventually turning into an asshole. I like how it shows that even heroes can have a dark side to them. This got me thinking... what if I had super powers? Would I use it to help others or just benefit myself? Would I use it for good or evil? Will my believe be the same as most people in the world? Or different from everyone? (Which would in turn make me a villain). Am I asking myself too many questions and worry that I might one day turn into a crazy woman with 20 cats? HMMMMM I WONDER!
BUT FIRST WE NE
Choose your RivalHi there Ryceballs it is I Ry-Spirit of the East. Here to talk about something that I have never mentioned much before.. And that is the topic of 'Rivals'.Choose your Rival2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ash had Gary Oak, Goku had Vegeta, Naruto had Sasuke. Do you believe that having a rival can help you improve in whatever you do? I do. I remember back in High School I got lots of praises from my classmates for being the greatest at drawing, I liked to draw in my diaries and homeworks alot Which explains why my marks were soooo FREAKIN TERRIBLE!. And there was a friend (I used the term very loosely) who would always try to find ways to make people feel like crap, this time it was no exception, he figured out what I liked and stabbed that piece of pure innocent heart with a sharp poisonous knife, he told me my drawings is poo compared to this other guy our year, I have never seen that guy's artworks before so my friend went as far as to sneak into the library storage room where everyone left their bags at, opened up the guy's bag an
AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 2Where was I? Oh yeah thats right there's MORE chinese traditions/practices that annoys the living hell out of me. You can read part 1 here http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journal/AND-I-RANT-CHINESE-TRADITIONS-303710943 . Alright here goes.AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
SAY HELLO TO YOUR THIRD UNCLE'S WIFE'S MOTHER'S BROTHER'S SON'S STEP SISTER'S CAT'S COUSIN'S FATHER'S OWNER'S DAUGHTER'S SECOND BROTHER: Thats me in the middle (Not really) reading a book with a lot of relatives looking at me with their creepy faces. The thing is that all of those uncles has different unique titles, like 2nd uncle, 3rd uncle, 4th uncle. Then it can get more complicated like 2nd uncle's son, 3rd uncle's daughter. Then it can get even more complicated when you have to remember the title for relatives like your uncle's son's wife's mother's brother! And trust me even a complicated link like that has a unique title in chinese, and I am supposed to remember the title... Oh by the way as a duty from the youngest person in the family
Call of Jury DutySo last Friday I had to go to court. DONT WORRY I didn't murder anybody not yet. It was for jury duty, and it was my first time ever doing it. Pretty much they pick someone at random from the mega list of boring ordinary permanent residents in Australia for a potential position in the juror's panel. The jurors are the people who gets to decide whether they think the offender is guilty or not guilty. Like in the movies.. only its very real. A person's life depends on our vote.Call of Jury Duty2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It IS a hassle if you got picked for Jury Duty, it is also illegal not to go without a good reason, you can't just say you have work. You have to have like a really special reason, like if you are going overseas or really sick or has some childhood trauma that will affect your decisions kinda thing (With evidence of course). To be honest I don't think anybody wanted to be there. You do get paid a reasonable fee for being there however, but its still a pain in the bum bum to travel to a place you are not familiar w
I saved my friend with a KFC bucketYo guys, it's Sweet and Sour Pork with Ryce poured with some random sauce on the side. You know when you have dreams or flashbacks of your childhood past sometimes and think "oh God why was I so stupid"... that's what happened to me yesterday, after my dog left me a lovely present on my bed. A huge wave of nostalgia rushed over me after that crap.I saved my friend with a KFC bucket3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, Uncle Ry has an embarrassing story to share, since it was basically the start of my really cool badboy senpai image.
This was me as a kid:
As you can see, I still have that charming smile even now. Just look at dem eyes. I was definitely the senpai of all my girl classmates.
Ok guys, no need to stare for too long, I know I'm good looking but we gotta get to the point ok? :'I You know those kids in movies where some freak accident happens and they are always the hero? Yeah well I was that kid one time, and that was the start of my super cool badboy senpai career. I remember when I was 5 and about to start my first day at school in Grad
DD SUGGESTION GUIDELINES (Here we go)Hello Ryceballs! Well this is different Ok as some of you may know I Mega evolved into a Community Volunteer today, for the Fan Art gallery along with Lyricanna and alexandrasalas. One of the privileges of my role is I can feature Daily Deviations. So if you see an artwork that you think is worth having a DD please suggest it to me! Below is a few guidelines. I also have a custom box with these info on my main page as well so you don't need to keep coming back to this journal dont worry. I think the guideline is pretty clear but if you still got some questions you can ask in the comments below, or maybe I left something out that you think I should have even. Ok here we go!DD SUGGESTION GUIDELINES (Here we go)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to suggest?: Send your suggestions to me in a note, with 1 to 5 suggestions max. And remember to add thumbnails :thumbxxxxxxxxx: instead of links please. ALSO title your note as "DD Suggestions"
9gag. if you cant fight them, join them! FUUUUIm a whore.. Im a whore.. Ladies and gentleman boys and girls. It is I Ryce Pudding the whore. OK for the last month or so I have had people taking my artwork and posting them on 9gag. I would be ok with them if they credit me and put a link to the original artwork, well sometimes they do. But here's the problem with 9gag's crediting link, EVEN IF THEY DO CREDIT ME THE LINK IS SO FREAKIN SMALL AND SO VAGUE ITS BARELY NOTICABLE. Below is a screen shot of someone posting my image on 9gag.9gag. if you cant fight them, join them! FUUUU3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It annoys me it just says its from 'Deviantart.com' for the link, doesn't specify WHO'S Deviantart account it is. And when you click on it, it takes you to another page warning you that you are leaving 9gag and becareful before leading to my page. And what ALSO sucks is you can't write a caption underneath the image like Tumblr. You can only post the image and then they watermark the uploader's username on my image. It disgusts me to see someone else's name on my artwork, it doesn't belong
Back from RysolationDear Ryceballs. I have returned. It was a short hiatus, but it was a necessary one. I traveled miles and miles on foot into the Indian Desert by myself, in hope that I would be able to find my missing soul, cos thats what people do when they wanna find their soul right? They always go to India. I called it my 'rysolation period'. So I was out soul searching. On my journey, people has been encouraging to me, giving me kind words and needed motivational speeches, I thank you, you know who you are. I think I am more collected and positive now. Yeah I think I am back. Oh also on my soul search I have had time to work out some 'things'. So yeah look forward to more 'things' from me in the future. The desert was hot as hell by the way, don't really recommend it, what my soul was doing there is beyond me.Back from Rysolation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok thats it for now.
Make friends with other RyceballsHello thar fellow Ryceballs. I got this idea from a Deviant a while ago, why not let the Ryceballs get to know each other? I have had journals where I get to know the people better, I have had journals where people can get to know me better. But never had one where people can write down things about themselves for OTHER people to know about. So yeah please feel free to write the following things about yourselves below, maybe those who have similar interests and lifestyle can swap Skype username and become friends. Be warned once you put it up, everyone will know about it ok. Actually I better make a proper warning just in case..Make friends with other Ryceballs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING: DONT FEEL OBLIGED TO ANSWER EVERYTHING, BEWARE THERE ARE PERVERTS AND CREEPY PEOPLE AND CRAZY LUNATICS OUT THERE. DO NOT REVEAL YOUR ADDRESS OR REAL NAME OR PHONE NUMBER ESPECIALLY. I am genuinely worried about this, I don't want to hear some Ryceballs met up and then something terrible happened and it all started with Ry-Spirit asking people to mak
Seek and you shall findHiya Ryceballs, oh my god what an insane couple of days. I don't even know where to start I really don't, it has to do with papa Ry, my dad. It has been an emotional roller coaster for him and this whole event is kinda like a joke now when I think back on it. OK long story short, he was afraid he's gonna be jobless, pretty much he left his old job to work in a 'better' job only to find out that this better job has an even more unreasonable boss bla bla bla I don't wanna get into full details for his privacy's sake. So now he wants to quit this current job and go back to his old job and im like 'ARE YOU FREAKIN JOKING ME?! YOU JUST LEFT! AND NOW U WANNA GO BACK?!' Like how embarrassing would that be right? But he says he has no other options and no other jobs out there, so I told him to look for jobs online and he's like 'Oh nah it won't make a difference'. :I This is coming from a man who doesn't know how to turn off an ipad. So I told him a true story I read... I thought it hasSeek and you shall find2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tales of the missing Car Park TicketThis happened two days ago when I had to go to a shopping mall called Westfield. I was there to receive my copy of Zelda Skyward Sword as well as trading in the frustrating Goldeneye Reloaded for possibly Skyrim.Tales of the missing Car Park Ticket4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The story begins as I drove to Westfield, got into the car park, its one of those car parks that requires you to get a ticket and if you are only there for 3 hours or less you wouldn't need to pay anything, then they charge you per hour after etc etc. My mind was still deep in thoughts about my grandfather's death that happened a few days ago so I wasn't really paying attention to what's happening around me. So I got into the shopping mall, got Skyward Sword, got rid of the stupid annoying Goldeneye Reloaded and traded it in for Skyrim. I then walked around the mall a little bit, went into Toys R Us and wandered around like a pedophile, I even went into the girls section for a bit (What? I like Monster High, don't judge me.) I spent around half an hour in the mall pretty much,
Disney needs to stop making kids cryThats a picture of me coming out of the cinema after watching Toy Story 3. And you know what? I don't want people seeing my watery face ;__;" its embarrassing. I am so sick and tired of these Disney films making me embarrassed in front of everybody! You would think alright I am gonna watch an Disney animated film, its gonna be full of kids in the cinema, its gonna be a relaxing movie, it will be filled with jokes and funny characters, its gonna be all fun and games, I am gonna come out of the cinema with a big smile on my face. THEN WHY THE F*CK DID I COME OUT OF THE CINEMA LIKE I JUST WENT TO MY DAD'S FUNERAL?! >:'UDisney needs to stop making kids cry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I swear I don't tear up in movies that try desperately to tear you up, examples being The Notebook, I hated that movie so much. There is no reason to show the couple all old and wrinkly what so ever, like many romantic film they should've just ended it when the couple was most in love, there, credits, end of movie, but no this movie likes to show when the couple are bo
Going to Antarctica for AntarctiCon2013Hiya folks its me the chubby Ryrannosaurus rex, things are gonna get real COOL soon (Please excuse the pun) cos I'll be attending AntarctiCon 2013 at the Subantarctic Station at Macquarie Island of Antarctica. Who knew that one day I would be going somewhere THIS cold, it will be my first time out of Australia attending conventions in other countries! Im a little nervous but also quite excited, but since Antarctica is so close as well as the fact that Antarctica is partly owned by Australia, going down there isn't a problem at all. SO YEAH if you are there and a fan, please come by my table to say hi! I won't bite hard lol. Im at Table A5 of the artist alley, the building isn't very big anyway so I shouldn't be that hard to find, celebrities going there includes Brittany Murphy who was brilliant in Eminem's 8 Mile, the Leslie Nielsen who was in Naked Gun (My favourite comedy movie you should totally check it out) and the great m*therf*cker VAL KILMER who was freakiGoing to Antarctica for AntarctiCon20133 years ago in Personal More Like This
Skipping School for VideogamesHi there Ryceballs, its story time again. So come over and sit on papa Ry's lap, this will be fun. I'm gonna be talking about how I used to skip school to go home and play videogames, I used to do this a lot. Now before I begin I just gota say.... kids DO NOT skip school, get those grades cos you'll need them in the future! My grades at school were terrible, for good reasons too.. like this whole truanting deal for one. Im REALLY lucky that I am still alive today I swear. SO DON'T FOLLOW WHAT I DID, Im bad influence ok. Got that? GOODSkipping School for Videogames2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, the cool kids would skip school to bring their hot girlfriend home for some hardcore snogging. While kids like me would skip school, then go home to spend time rescuing Princess Zelda. My parents were really strict though, I was only allowed to play my 64 on the weekend and only an hour per weekday, I always wondered if they were actually Ganondorf's minions. Yo the princess needs to be saved wat r u doing?! What wins is that I liv
My 3CHiya Ryceballs, today I wanna talk about three amazing artists that has inspired and motivated and kinda shaped who I am as an artist today, all three of them has a Deviantart account so you can check out their stuff if you like. And all three of them so happen to have their name starting with C, how about that huh? So I guess a tip is if you wanna become an amazing artist, change your name to something starting with C. Ry is also fortunate enough to know all three of them over time and likes to think of them as my senpais.My 3C2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chances are if you are on Deviantart long enough you probably have come across his work already since he's been active on Deviantart for 10 years and he's like a megastar in the art universe. When