SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCEDFINAL UPDATE 10/3/2012 - This will be my LAST update on this update-ridden journal. (Hooray!) I'm here to say that THE RESULTS ARE IN! See the winners right here!!SUMMER DRAGON CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is Connie signing out! - END FINAL UPDATE
UPDATE 10/2/2012 - Heigh ho, friends! Contraltissimo back from the dead here. Oy my gosh school.
*ahem* I'm here to let you all know that I HAVE COMPLETED JUDGING the entries, but that I will not be posting the results tonight, because it's über-late, and morning comes early, and I would rather put together something a bit more formal than I have time for right now. Expect results tomorrow.
To preemptively make up for the pins and needles this waiting may elicit, I have prepared
Publishing Manga, Comics, Graphic Novels, ArtbooksHello, I'm Jochannon; I've been publishing online for about two years, strictly small-time, but I do have dreams.Publishing Manga, Comics, Graphic Novels, Artbooks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHAT I'M DOING
Every week I publish art of all sorts including manga, comics, graphic novels and art books too; that's what this journal is about.
I will take artwork from pretty much any genre and type: prose, poetry, comics, you name it.
Because I publish by email there is a size limit on what I can publish: multi-page comics and manga may need to be published as serials.
Once I have published a piece of art, all rights to it revert to the creator.
Sex: it's normal, it's natural, having sex or nudity in your art will not disqualify it, but I will not publish pornography or erotica.
Considering the previous paragraph, artwork touching on rape or pedophilia must handle the subject with delicacy
I reserve the right to not publish any artwork that I find personally offensive.
I will not edit your art, but publish them exactly the way yo
A Mysterious Machine Appears: The Hunt for Gems!A Mysterious Machine Appears: The Hunt for Gems!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome everyone, to the first contest in a long while! BlackWing and I are to host this event, and maybe to put a little artistic effort in it ourselves (but of course it wouldn't allow us to win, that wouldn't be very fair, would it?)
Here are the details for the event!
You are to draw one of your characters, whether it be a creature from Life Crystals or an original character, and they are sent by the human creators of the Skitters to help search for precious gems. These gems can be rubies, sapphires, emeralds, topaz, jade and even diamond! Find the prettiest gem you lay your eyes on! For the record, this gem will lead to the Skitter you want. If you want a blue or red gem for your Skitter, then have your character look for a Sapphire, Ruby, or any gem that has those colors. You can even search for rarer gems that I haven't stated yet.
You can even have your character search for a particular type of stone or raw steel for the body.
Next, you can put a little (or l
DA's Insular Taste PhenomenonIt's been quite a while since I wrote a preachy "THINK ABOUT YO' ART"-type journal, and some of my newer watchers may not know that this is a particular(ly annoying) habit of mine. This is a subject I've had on my mind for quite some time for a number of reasons, and it's recently coalesced into a semi-soluble form so here we go. (As an aside- this journal does have some recycled ideas from a previous post of mine, but obviously I hadn't really said everything I wanted to on the subject.)DA's Insular Taste Phenomenon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's no mystery that I love this website. I came in at the tail end of the pre-critique wonder years, when the internet discovered and exploited that, yes, we don't always produce the highest quality art here. There's a lot of unpleasantness directed towards DeviantArt. At RISD, I made a point to never mention that I had an account here, because of the looks of disgust I would get haha and people would think about me differently. It was
News about my webcomic!For those who didn't know I have a webcomic called PRAGUE RACE. You can read it onNews about my webcomic!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And there's also
here's the RSS FEED for those who need (did I just write in rhymes)
Also whoa look someone made a TVtropes page for PRace that is so neat yesss very good
And PRace also got on /co/ recommended webcomic list . I almost peed my pants when I noticed this. Also many of my favourite webcomics are on there so yesss if you need new things to read here's a perfect place to start for looking.
NEw ANime God dammit, i cant believe spring snimThe list its just getting bigger, watching over 15 animes, thats crazyyyyyyyyyy. Missed old times, i cant believe spring anime its this good, end of the world people end of the world.NEw ANime God dammit, i cant believe spring snim2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two new series added to the list.
1.-Fate Zero, second season.
Its just as awesome as first season, the plot its well written, characters talks mroe than they fight, its incredible the dialogue, with lots of action fanservice. Music its breath taking, and they got berserker in it, character i love so much.
2.- Space Brothers
Great anime style, a story about two brothers, with the dream on going to the moon, and bigger one to get to mars, was based on an award winning manga, so the story will be awesome, solid animation, interesting characters.
Been a fan or sports animes, this one its a good succesor from slamdunk, character shadow its really interesting, from the moment i saw the cartoon intro i was really happy, great intro song, the style of characters its awesom
Comic Composition GeekoutSPECIAL GUEST STAR (against his knowledge) IS :iconandrew-ross-maclean:Comic Composition Geekout1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You guys know when I get really excited about art geekery, I JUST CAN'T KEEP IT IN. I also feel like composition is a really hard thing to learn, and all you can really do is try to learn "what is good" in composition, and then try to find examples until you can recognize it. In addition, composition for comics is extra hard because you have to worry about the overall flow of the page as well as the composition of each individual panel.
So I was doing my spring cleaning of my message center and came on some new comic pages he uploaded, all of which are awesome, but take a particular look at this one:
This page is AMAZING. I started watching this guy for his slick style and stayed for his crazy composition skills, and this page makes a particularly good example because his work is so clean and straight-forward, there's not a lot of noodling to distract from the motion lines.
1- We read left to ri
ProjectPorkchop Vol332:iconkatekos-art:ProjectPorkchop Vol3324 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested by :dev young920:
Forest by furide-chanDog House by furide-chan
The Mighty Boosh by Taylor-is-BlueThe Circus is in Town! by Taylor-is-Blue
A Fine Example of Moon the Loon by Taylor-is-BlueDiscovery of Life on Planet 86 by Taylor-is-Blue
The International Cheetah Day Challenge!The International Cheetah Day Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
International Cheetah Day is here!!!
Using Art to Save a Species!
Welcome to the International Cheetah Day Challenge! What is this challenge, you ask? Well...
The International Cheetah Day Challenge (ICDC) is the day when you, supporters of saving the endangered cheet
Olfactory flashbacksI wanted to write a funny journal for once Because I like to share with my watchers, even on stupid subjects haha!Olfactory flashbacks10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Does it happen to you too? I mean, smelling a very special smell/perfume that sends you immediatly in your childhood for example? Sometimes you've forgotten them, you think they don't exist anymore, you can't even think of them even if you wanted too.
Here's an example: It happened to me once in the metro. A man, with a bad breath, actually, it was the smell of someone who smokes the pipe. But I had this particular feeling that it was positive. I was even staarting to like this special... smell O_o. Then I remembered. This guy who came at school to play guitar and make us sing when I was 3. The very same smell. O_O I had forgotten him but with this particular (bad) smell, I've even remembered a full song he used to sing!
What a beautiful thing. Your nose I mean!
Some minutes ago, here @ Ubisoft, it smelled a very specific kind of vanilla. It smelled exactly like the ess
Being Unscientific with SRSmithWho doesn't love science fiction?Being Unscientific with SRSmith1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you just said "me," keep reading—you'll change your mind by the end of this article. (If you don't, I reserve the right to send a drone to your house. Isn't living in The Future great?!) As you'll see, science fiction goes beyond funny aliens and laser beams that conveniently miss. Some have even argued that, without science fiction, the Internet wouldn't have happened, and then we'd all be...outside right now. Quel horreur!
SRSmith has been a mainstay of the dA literature community for a long time, and he showcases other awesome dA writers on his flash fiction project,365tomorrows.
What is "science fiction"?
In my opinion, Science Fiction is any story that uses present or future science or technology as a key component, or where it provides the required underlying fabric on which the story is built. Future science or technology is speculative by nature, a
This is offensiveThis is offensive. That is offensive. I am offensive. You are offensive. Everything is offensive. The word "Offensive" is like one of the most over-used words out there. Are people really being offended? Or are people just being too sensitive and are confused about what "Offensive" means altogether?This is offensive2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is your definition of "Offensiveness"?
I've recently watched this video about "Offensiveness": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwoqzb5R6vw . There are a lot of things in that which makes a lot of sense to me.
It states that you can sit besides me and throw punches to the air for as long as you want. However, as soon as your punch comes into contact with me and hurts me, you lose all your rights. What the video is basically saying is, that everyone can do what they want, as long as what you do doesn't harm or t
Art Contest!!! Andrea's Monster GirlsI've always wanted to do an art contest and 'why not???Art Contest!!! Andrea's Monster Girls1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ok so I have a few moster girls OC's (they're not scary so don't worry heheheh) that I don't usually post here idk why but I LOVE seeing them in different styles since they're my babies, your job is to pick one and do your take on them, it can be a headshot or a full picture all I want is to see it in your own style (ノ^o^)ノ
references+info on their fashion style so you can dress them
Laura (Vampire gal)
She LOVES pink, very sociable, she's around 120 years old but prefers clothes from 1990-forward
Tania (Reptilian Girl)
Big New Things: A Book! A Webcomic! A Blog Entry!Guys! Hi!Big New Things: A Book! A Webcomic! A Blog Entry!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
This month is crazy- The book cover for the Maleficent project I did with Disney is out, and the book will follow shortly! It's available for preorder here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Curse-Maleficent-Sleeping-Beauty/dp/1423197518
This Friday the Dawngate Chronicles will launch and I'll officially be a webcomic artist! The ongoing series will be posting here: http://www.dawngatechronicles.com
I'll be drawing and talking about some of that from PAX East, livestreaming on Friday from 4pm-6pm EST, you can catch that here: http://www.twitch.tv/waystonegames
Edit: Streams are up at the following links!
Day One (Marginally professional; Spirits of Decay, Fury, and Desecrator with a sad Dibs) http://www.twitch.tv/waystonegames/b/518954056?t=02h25m25s
Day Two (Going off the rails…The victory of Dibs, the one that got crazy; Dibsecrator, Fridge Dese, Hammertime Dibs, Ice Cr
Courtesy Leaving JournalI was just going to leave without a word, but I realized that would be quite rude, and may lead to inconveniences.Courtesy Leaving Journal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, pretty much not coming on DA from now on. I like how Tumblr allows me to upload my art and other non-art ventures in the same place. (Tumblr username is the same as here, TastesLikeAnya.)
I also don't do many full-rendered illustrations anymore. I'm much more focused on simple experiments and tests, just to try art theories out. I will go back to illustration eventually, but I'm not focused on it right now.
Gallery will stay up. Will never be deleted, unless DA decides to, which I really hope they don't.
Shame I paid for a subscription, but I don't mind giving them the money. DA is still cool, despite it not being for me anymore.
I am becoming less and less active on here.I didn't want to be one of those people who moved to tumblr, but that seems to be what's happening. I find the use of 'likes' in replacement of comments refreshingly laid-back. That and I do so much more than simply draw, and I'm tired of separating my drawing from my other interests.I am becoming less and less active on here.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am not quitting DA, and will still use it as a gallery when I finish my more complete works. Most interactions with me, though, and most of what I'm doing, (be it sketches or musings,) can be found on my tumblr.
my thoughts on homophobiaHello everyone! I know this topic is very controversial and touchy, but I've been thinking about it for a while and wanted to share my thoughts, but feel free to ignore this little rant if you don't want to read it.my thoughts on homophobia1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been thinking to my self lately about homophobia and, frankly, how stupid it is. As a Christian, I feel like I should be against people being gay, and to be completely honest, I used to be homophobic; all my life I've heard that its a "sin" to be gay. But after thinking for a long time, I realized just how closed-minded and inconsiderate it is to be homophobic.
Gay people don't want to rape your wife, burn down your house, or eat your first-born child; they just want to love.
I find it extremely ironic that there are whole groups whose soul purposes is to prevent people from loving. Doesn't that sound stupid?
And what is their reason? because it is a sin? Well, I've read the Bible and there isn't just one sin, theres a whole bunch
HEY GUYS SUPER HUGE NEWSSINCE THE DAWN OF MY COMICS CAREER (roughly five years ago) I've amassed tons of personal comic pages. And I'm not talking about the current 216 pages of Sakana, I'm talking about ALL THE OTHER COMIC PAGES I've managed to accrue in that time.HEY GUYS SUPER HUGE NEWS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to bring all those together in a big ol' fun book of stupid one-shots, minicomics, class projects, and series that never really got off the ground, or are still waiting for that fabled day far in the future where I will have the free time and financial stability to just sit down and draw every single comic I ever thought up.
SO ANYWAYS the big news is that I've begun pulling old pages out from under my bed, and leafing through my old portfolios, and scouring my external harddrive for anything that I've ever done that even resembles a comic (and some are pretty janky, lemme tell you) because I want to PUT THEM ALL IN A BIG BOOK. AND SELL IT.
If you're a fan of my webcomic Sakana, perhaps you'd like t
News FlashMen can be raped and abused too. It's not all about women. Yes, women are mistreated, beaten, molested, raped, and killed every single day, (and my heart goes out to them). But men are too... I wish people would stop acting like men are the bane of the earth and realize that they can be hurt too. People griping about equality up in here, yet nobody wants to see the issue from both sides. No person is any less susceptible to being abused than any other person, no matter the gender.News Flash3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hope this doesn't piss anyone off. If you don't agree with me for any reason, that's okay. Despite all the shit I add to my stories and drawings, I am 100% against abuse and I hope everyone is smart enough to realize that.
WATCHER RAFFLE // WINNERS((sorry I'm late)) Here we go!!WATCHER RAFFLE // WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations-- :iconkagura81: :iconnigou: :iconracharuu: :iconkokotensho: :iconcurious-kiryuu: ' 7 ' !!
I'll be noting everyone shortly! Thanks so much, everyone who entered ;v; <33
After much deliberation......it's time to announce the Cubism Messenger Bag Design Challenge Semi-Finalists!After much deliberation...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We would like to start off by saying congratulations to everyone who entered this extremely difficult Design Challenge. Cubism is a very specific type of art, and we applaud all the deviants who gave it a shot. We know the judges are going to have a difficult time as well when they have to narrow down the top 100 designs, voted for by you, the community, to only two winning designs. The two Finalists who are chosen will each win $1,500 cash, 10 messenger bags with their winning design printed on them, and their bags will be sold in the deviantART Shop!
We know, we know what you're thinking: get to the good stuff already! All right, you've asked for it. Here are the top 100 Cubism Messenger Bag Designs as voted for by you!
Varying perspective - dA style by Renacido:th
FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUWHAT MOVIE IS THIS GIF FROM!??!?!?!!???FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU1 year ago in Personal More Like This
IM SHITTING MY PANTS ANGRY BECAUSE I CANT FIND IT AND ITS AN AMAZING MOVIE, I LOVED IT
someone help me before i rip my hair out SCREAMS
be really dedicatedSo, I was drawing at work yesterday (I'm now at WB btw, yay!), when I just looked down, startled, and thought, "This is what I wanted it to look like." I suddenly couldn't fathom how that had happened. Like I don't remember when I got to the point where someone tells me their idea, then I'm able to sit down and just MAKE THAT THING. I remember being someone who couldn't figure out how to do that, and I acknowledge being the me I am now, but where were the two bridged and when did I cross? This whole week has kind of been like that - me thinking about the person I was when I joined this site and the person I am today.be really dedicated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On that note, lemme take you back to a journal entry from August 2007, essentially at the start of my second year of USC (I was getting a Master's in Comm. Management):
"My career counselor at my school (which btw, I feel, MUST train its employees to dissuade bright-eyed students from having any ambitions outside of the SPECIFIC interests of the
1000 Watchers Giveaway! - And the winners are...1000 Watchers Giveaway! - And the winners are...4 months ago in Personal More Like This
So :iconbageltastic: didn't reply within the specified 3 days so i've had to draw another number for the grand prize, and that person is....
note has been sent!
And the winners are....
notes have been sent, remember you have 3 days to get back to me, or i pick someone else!
thanks so much to everyone who participated in this little giveaway. i wish i had time to draw for you all! thanks for all the watches and i hope to continue giving you guys lovely art to look at in the future!
So I just hit 1k watchers ahhh so excited!!!! I'm going to do a little giveaway to thank you guys for being so wonderful and supportive <3
What are the prizes, you ask?
First prize: one full body of any single character in either my chibi or normal style
Runners up: two people will get 150x150 pixels of any single ch