How to make friends on deviantARTThis is a remake of an old journal I made, but it seems like it's happening a lot around here again, so I'll be reiterating and adding more things to it here! Feel free to link anyone to this journal if they need a little nudge in the right direction.How to make friends on deviantART2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What Not To Do
Have you ever been asked by someone randomly, "Can we be friends?" ? Or perhaps someone simply acts as if you are their best friend, even when you don't know them. They may comment to others talking about you a lot, or call you by a nickname that only your friends use, write journals about you, send tons of notes or comments to you acting as if you're already best buddies, "mention" you all the time, jump into your conversations with someone else.... if so, these people aren't taking friendship forming seriously, and need to take a step back and evaluate themselves and their approach.
Friendship is not automatically made by asking for it.
Friendship is not automaticall
Tips and Tricks: HandsTips and Tricks: Hands4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
How to Draw Manga! Hands Introduction
Hands are a very important part of drawing any character, often in cartoons the hands are caricatured, but in anime and manga this is often not the case (except in chibi form). Understanding the anatomy of the hand can assist all animanga artists. Hand proportions are also important, lest the artwork suffer from tiny or huge 'yaoi hands'.
See also: Tips and Tricks: Feet
Hands are made up of segments, muscles and skin over the bones. Often block forms are used to get the basic shape as shown here:
Hand Tutorial by MasterSS
Some very basic size proportions: middle finger length is the same distance as the tip of chin to tip of nose and is also the length of the palm. The whole hand (tip of middle finger to bottom of pal
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
Sasuke's Picture DiaryLeave comments to keep me company?Sasuke's Picture Diary3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am about to spend the next 6 hours or so sewing and painting to finish up costumes and then packing for an adventure. I will soon after leave for the trip and it's going to take a while to get to where I'm going to it'd be great if you leave comments to keep me company on the way there! I'll be reading and replying as much as possible!
Team Sasuke at Ozine Fest Day 3
So here are pictures from our day out last Sunday! Some are from my phone, others are from Facebook friends (Thanks, Jannibee and Benelyn!) and people who have sent me snapshots over Twitter!
Let's start with a group shot! Our theme was Sasuke and his teachers (and his flirt of an alternate universe self from Road to Ninja)
12 year-old pre-Shippuden Sasuke — Jin :iconbehindinfinity:
older Swagsuke/Charasuke from the Road to Ninja movie — Miguel :iconmerkymerx:
Was Shakespeare the author?Furor over “ANONYMOUS”Was Shakespeare the author?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
WAS SHAKESPEARE REALLY THE AUTHOR OF ALL OF THOSE MAGNIFICENT PLAYS?
Artist Identity and Art’s Purpose
A new movie, while only mildly stirring contreversy here in the USA, is causing quite an uproar in England. Anonymous is a big budget Molotov cocktail of a cultural provocation hurled by the producer-director of Godzilla and 2012, Roland Emmerich. He brings the same subtle and nuanced touch he exercised in those films to his latest film, in which he takes up the scorchingly contentious (if little known outside college literature departments) debate ongoing between the “Stratfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by the late-16th Century actor named Shakespeare) and the “Oxfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford
Fav this journal for a free poem for you + KIRIBANI'm just one of those people who need something to do.Fav this journal for a free poem for you + KIRIBAN3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Heh, what am I saying? I've got a tonne of homework and yet I don't want to do it.
This is how the game goes:
Add this journal to your favourites and I'll write a poem based on your username.
Pretty simple, huh?
Write a journal about me, promoting my free poem requests and I will give you a llama! Just remember to comment below with a link to your journal.
If I can get a lot of favourites, then the following can take place:
For every 50th person who favourites my journal, I will do a poem request of their choice.
But of course, there are some rules:
You have to favourite this journal BEFORE Easter (April 1st). Any favourites after it will not be counted.
If you change your username before I write your poem, then the poem will be based on your new username.
Don't ask me when I'm going t
TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
Art theft in Steam / Counter-StrikeUPDATE: SIC (the other half of this collaborative gun skin design) has contacted me, saying that he was unaware that this canine piece was copyrighted to me. I don't blame him for this unfortunate event. We're currently working on to solve this, in the best case the Howl items on Steam will not be removed.Art theft in Steam / Counter-Strike1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A rifle with the stolen image:
Original artwork by me:
Someone has stolen one of my artworks to make a custom skin for a gun in a game called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The name of the weapon is CS:GO M4A4 Howling Dawn.
M4A4 Howling Dawn rifle on Steam Workshop
Howling Dawn stickers on St
The profile picture issueYep. Another rant. It all started a few weeks ago.The profile picture issue2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Apparently there was a topic on DA's forum that was about "profile picture whoring". I honestly didn't know such a thing existed, let alone it would be allowed on DA (artists shaming, isn't it?). I don't even know the URL anymore, neither if it was removed by the mods or not. How I got to know about this topic, you ask? Well, I was tagged. Apparently my current profile picture was posted by someone in the topic, who obviously forgot that I would be mentioned when the picture was posted. The idiot :')
Anyhow. I understand DA's culture nowadays. While I can still remember the days on the internet in which you were only a written username with some text, nowadays the internet is all social media. And social media is full of people screaming for attention. Showing pictures of themselves, just to show how pretty they are and how much their lives are better than yours.
STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!!Top Chinese animation house, Studio Wolfsmoke ( Batman of Shanghai: Catwoman/ Kung Fu Cooking Girls), has teamed up with Top Korean animation studio, Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, The Boondocks Season 4, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 2) to produce the 2d portions of this orgasmic promo for the online game Asura. Jesus.STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Step it up America!!! lol!!!!
CT's Original Character Development - HANAHere's Hana's slightly lengthy development thing! Well, it's got pictures so it's actually not that long but anywho, you guys wanted Hana's development from her conception to now and I hope you enjoy it!CT's Original Character Development - HANA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
namahamuro-su on pixiv
•Stumbled upon the above picture on tumblr. I first imagined a highschool bully for Abbey for TΛB. The idea for Hana to be Abbey's older sister came some time afterwards when brainstorming Hana's backstory.
•Stumbled upon this picture as well. Primarly saved the image as clothing refs for Michiko Toyoda. I always commented on how Cara (who's name I didn't even know at the time) looked like an ideal daughter for Michiko.
•So the base idea for Hana was set. She would be the daughter of someone with Michiko's likeness and instead of being
Wacom Intous4 Pen Nibs Getting StuckHello Everyone,Wacom Intous4 Pen Nibs Getting Stuck4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few weeks ago I wore out my Intuos4 tablet pen nib to the point where I realized I could not remove it with tweezers and change it, THEN to make it worse, the more I tried to take it out with tweezers the shorter and shorter it got until it was impossible to grab onto it at all. This was incredibly infuriating as, for some reason, it took weeks for Wacom to get back to me (actually, they never got back to me the first time) and I ended up having to send another e-mail to them about this situation, in which they hastily responded this time around.
After I finally got a response for this issue, I was presented with two options. Buy another pen ($50 dollars out of my pocket) or try pulling/pushing it out with a pin. Fortunately, pushing it out with a pin worked! But I am still disappointed that these were the only two options that I was presented with: give Wacom more money for their poorly designed tablet pen (which I hadn't even had for a year yet) or try to figure it
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE...." I haven't reached the point where I think I'm good at this. that's the drive. i know that its in me to be really good at it. and i think i've come close a few times, but i don't usually look at things i've completed and feel content. Which that means the next thing you start, you go in with that attitude that 'this time, I'm gonna get it right.' it doesnt mean you hate everything you do, but i'm never content. And maybe i never will be but i secretly know that that's what makes you grow." - Jamie HewlettTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2000 + watchers thank you raffle! *WINNERS ARE..!* Thank you to all who joined!! If you didn't win, please don't be sad!2000 + watchers thank you raffle! *WINNERS ARE..!*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There will be more raffles in the future! Have an awesome day! ♥
Hello hello all of you lovely people!
You can already guess what this journal is about however, I just really want to say:
Thank you all SO much!
I can't believe the amount of support I've been getting lately, all of you are really the best ♥
So anyways! Since I didn't do any proper thank you stuff for 1000 watchers, I will do one for 2000!
♥PLEASE READ THROUGH ! ♥
CHIBI DOODLE WINNERS:
Congrats! Please send me a note with refs of your desired character as soon as you can ♥
WINNER OF 'CLOUDY':
WINNER OF 'WINDY':
Pedophilia is something I DON'T JOKE WITHBefore getting started, I want to mention that what I'm saying here is in perfect cohesion with DeviantART rules, and so it is with LAWS !Pedophilia is something I DON'T JOKE WITH3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's start with a little quote.
We cannot allow any nude works featuring individuals under the age of 18, nor may the works depict these individuals in a 'sexually driven' manner such as posing in lingerie or displaying a sexually suggestive or provocative pose.
This prohibition is for legal reasons; the laws in the United States are the governing laws in regards to all submissions regardless of the deviant's country of origin. Photographs which are suspected of depicting a minor in this manner will be temporarily suspended from public view and proper legal documentation (as outlined above) will be demanded while photographs which clearly depict a minor (including toddlers, preteens, and teenagers) in this manner will be removed without notice.
Submissions of a non- photographic nature which clearly depict a minor, fictional cha
Poetry That Means A LotHey. Below this, is all of my favourites up until now. If you're in a similar situation like me, you should probably read them because there are a whole lot of emotions in here that I feel, describing this in better words than I could ever put them. Reading them has helped me a lot in the past couple of days. Whether that be from making new friends, or just knowing that someone else in the world feels the way I do. To anyone who's on this list, keep on fucking writing! Because your shit's amazing!!! ^u^Poetry That Means A Lot1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Burden of Loss by ZakuFox-Kun
About Her. by InvokingSuicide by xXWitherXxWhat I am about to tell you is 100% true... by Kyruto-ChanThe Girl Who Was Afraid To Be by UntamedUnwantedThen I Could Die by ImmortalAChaosApologies to a friend by Tangled-Tales
Free Request Open NowTwo Free Request Lucky DrawFree Request Open Now1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a lucky draw to select 10 people to have a
free color drawing request.
one request = one chibi color oc
to join this lucky draw,
1. watch me
2. fav this journal
3. photo of your oc references ( photo link is a must )
4. share my journal link
5. comment with your journal link.
This lucky draw will select 10 people out of 100 people.
and select people by random. if your oc really pretty, i may choose it without lucky draw.
lucky draw will start when have 100 people comment below with request.
so let's share to your friends
Hope to see you
29 people joined and we will lucky draw after 100 people.
It's Not a JokeRape is not a jokeIt's Not a Joke2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Molestation is not a joke
Bipolar disorder is not a joke
Miscarriage is not a joke
Autism is not a joke
It really makes me sick when people act like these things are just some silly thing to toy around with a joke about. "Wow you look great today! *RAPES*". Yeah some people actually went through that? You want to ask them how funny they find it? "lol I think that girl got molested or something and that's why she acts weird." Is that really something to laugh about? "Haha she's like soooo bipolar." "Yeah I dumped her because she was way bipolar." Do you even know what the fuck bipolar disorder is? Or do you just THINK you know what it is because you listen to petty chatter and stupid media? "Guess that means they shouldn't be parents lol" I know a woman who lost triplets at five months. How about asking her if she thought it was a special little sign or if it was funny. "He must be some retard. He acts like someone with Autism hahaha." Do you know the first thi
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.Current and Future Projects4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
New Thanks + Crew Update + I'm Still Alive :3Hey there maties,New Thanks + Crew Update + I'm Still Alive :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I get into the crew update. I'll just be letting you all know about my new thank you system for favourites. Since it's gotten to the point where I can't keep up with thanking everyone. I've decided instead to just feature random people who favourite my work in my journal. I'll just pick a handful each time and let loose ^^. I think it'll be better and more useful than a thank you note. Hope it works out ^^
*Turn pirate accent on*
Now then, just a wee crew update. Prompt be comin' out tomorrow (most likely). In th' mean time, I've got some bounties t' award:
First, t' th' lovely Miss Miyu :iconmiyu713: for the following pieces:
I'll be awardin' a total of 37,000 gems worth. Now I know she told me she only calculated 17,000 owin' t' the difference in lit. pop 24, but I decided what th' hell it's still an achievement so 37,000 it is. Congratulati
How to Join + Application Guide JOINING THE MANSIONHow to Join + Application Guide5 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you wish to join the madness..?
HOW TO JOIN
Choose a Room to apply for. Please check the availability of your chosen Room here. Also make sure it fits with this group's setting.
Fill in your application sheets according to your sector rooms! (Instructions below)
[Bullet; Blue] When enrollment is on, click Join Group at the top. Include a link to your application as well as the name of the Room you are applying for.
[Bullet; Blue] When you are accepted as a member, submit your application to the Servants Folder.
[Star!] FILLING IN YOUR APPLICATION [Star!]
EBF4 launch stuffDates to remember:EBF4 launch stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
• EBF4 will be up on Newgrounds and a lot of other sites next Monday.
• EBF4 will be up on Armor Games the Monday after that.
• EBF4 will be up on Steam a long time from now, probably. I'll worry about that later.
I'm currently reading piles of comments and watching Let's Plays, while still doing a bit of balancing and debugging...
The Kongregate launch went pretty well. I failed to fix a few bugs that came up during beta testing, but they seem to be very rare now.
The premium pack is selling well, and the game has the highest score on Kongregate for now.
The guy that makes the elephant games gave me some cool code for transferring saved games between websites really easily.
He works for Kongregate now, apparently, so I'm really only allowed to transfer saved games to Kongregate, and not from. Oh well.
Cool stuff, but I can't relax yet. ):