ASK the ARTIST Interview - ZombiesmileASK the ARTIST Interview - Zombiesmile3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with Zombiesmile
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview `Zombiesmile, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Zombiesmile.
Hi, thanks for having me! :3
* Zombiesmile is super excited, oh god! * -*;
~rankirubai asks "In what ways has Shaun helped your art and creativity improve? What kinds of insights on art, character design, storytelling, etc has he given you?"
Before I met Shaun (`endling) I was pretty much on my own when it came to art, looking things up and reading tutorials etc. It's been really hard sometimes.
Nowadays, he's the person I talk to all the time, discussing art and stories and games and such. it's really important to me to have another opinion on my work, especially from someone
SAI reviewSAI review6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I can already hear the chorus of "WHAT, YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PAINT TOOL SAI?!?" - NO GUYS I DIDN'T!!111!!!ONE!!!! I think I saw it mentioned a couple of days ago at Deviantart and the moment I read "it loads superfast" I knew I had to try it. And I think I am a bit in love!
SAI vs. Photoshop
Assuming you mostly use Photoshop for your digital painting, SAI has three peculiarities:
it loads instantly, because it's super light (less than 5MB when installed), so it doesn't lag
its default brushes allow color blending (putting it more in the Opencanvas/Painter league, but I'll get there in a moment)
it just does that: digital painting. I think it's important to stress this part because Photoshop's ambition basically is to be an all-encompassing graphic program. You can use it for digital painting, for photo editing, for web design, there's even some vector function if you click on the dreaded pen tool. It's great to have so many things in one place but, aside from maki
Death Note Mafia gameDeath Note Mafia game4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In order to play the Death Note variation of this game, you'll have to learn how to play the original! Or if you don't want to just skip to the Death Note part. Warning this is going to be long....
Instructions on Mafia:
Play with at least 6 people (which includes the narrator). If you would like to play with 5 people, it's better to take one of the the characters (doctor or detective) If you play with a lot more people you can include more Mafia! (and then the Mafia collaborate to kill one person hehe)
Characters: Mafia, Victims/villagers, Doctor, Detective, NARRATOR (they all live in a village/city/whatever)
Mafia: Kills one person each round.
Doctor: Saves one person each round.
Detective: Investigates one person each round.
Victims/villagers: Basically do not do anything but wait to see if they get killed. They participate in village meetings to exile people.
Instructions (for the narrator):
1. Usually in a group of 6 people you would have 1 mafia
Bleach OC Sheet---General Information---Bleach OC Sheet5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
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Aspect of Death(Espada):
OC--rp Character Sheet- baseOC RP character:OC--rp Character Sheet- base5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Suitable Type of Lover:
Things Everyone Should Know About WritingThings Everyone Should Know About Writing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Things That Everyone Should Know About Writing
Points of View
Things you need to be aware of before reading:
If you would like to quickly jump to a topic, press F3 on your keyboard and type in one of the preceding topics you wish to learn about.
I would like to point out that it IS possible for you to view this piece of writing with proper indenting. Just press the ¶ button in the top right corner then read away~
Points of View
Recently it has been brought to my attention that a good number of literary works that are lacking in basic skills and the fundamentals of writing. I believe that everyone, regardless of (a reasonable) age and skill level, should at least be aware the topics we will cover. We will discuss different points and simple ways to improve your overall writing skills.
First we will discuss the different narratives that you may choose to write in: first person, second per
3 Tips on Writing a Novel that aren't Complete BS3 Tips on Writing a Novel that aren't Complete Bullshit3 Tips on Writing a Novel that aren't Complete BS7 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Today, I spent a good many hours scouring the internet for tips on improving my writing. You know, useful and practical suggestions for someone who has actually written a bit and wants hints on some of the finer points of writing—you know, as opposed to just wanting to learn how to get publishers interested in the latest Hunger Games or Twilight knock-off. Well, other than the two masters of storytelling—Stan Lee and Stephen King—I found nothing. I thought to myself, “Blake, even you could offer better writing advice than this!” And so I have. Here are three non-subjective tips for the beginning writer.
Tip 1: Pay attention to “Point of View” (POV)
The first mistake I made in writing my novel, and one that I have seen in every single beginning writer's work that I have edited since, is that I did not really pay attention to POV and narration. When telling a story, it is important to rememb
Blank Info Sheet::: BASIC INFO :::Blank Info Sheet6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Proof of Existence:
Other Frequented Worlds:
Least Favourite World:
:: PHYSICAL APPEARANCE ::
:: PERSONALITY ::
DURING BATTLE ::
:: QUOTES ::
Presenting themselves to an opponent:
A KissA Kiss3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Under the stars
We share whats ours
A kiss here a kiss there
A kiss to show you I care
DrowningIm drowning in a sea of hope,Drowning5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Waiting for my knight to save me.
My Dark LifeThis is my lightMy Dark Life5 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
The light in my heart
But my heart is fracture
Now, the little I have, is fading away
I should fade into the darkness.
If that's how it should be,
Then it's perfect for me.
The essence of life
The essence of life
What else is darkness
but hatred and sadness?
What else is darkness
but vengeance and power?
hide and seekeveryone looks to the starshide and seek2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but maybe if we focused more
on the grains of sand
beneath our feet we might
just find something a little
the natural progression of thingstomorrow i will try to write you a postcard.the natural progression of things1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
it will be hard, and i will spend hours trying
to think of a way to compress these last
three years into a single box.
‘Did you see the last Dodgers game, I bet you cried’,
maybe, or ‘Sorry I punched you in the face, I hope
You’re still bruised enough to remember me’.
yesterday, the neighbor asked for sugar
and i filled your old coffee mug to the brim
to give to him and when he tried to give it back
i said, “honey, keep it, no one likes Nickelback anyway.”
i wake up in the middle of the night because
of things like that, you know, wake up with a hand reaching
toward the other side of a too big bed, bridging the distance
like the Colossus. we are both struggling to make ends meet.
after all, most nights i still think i can feel the ghost of your
breath whispering over my wrists: a secret, a promise, a manacle.
i’m listening to your favorite band
at three o’clock in the morni
The one who loved you the most (Goodbye)I suppose that i played all my cardsThe one who loved you the most (Goodbye)2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And still it has ended like this
but somehow im able to smile
even though you chose to be his
Do you remember not to long ago
We hung out all day at the park
you told me to "never stop writing"
and one day id be loved for my art
Well this is my last one to you
Anymore would fail to reach your ears
And it hurts to have to say goodbye
After all of our prosperous years
But I suppose that love really changes us
Hell, you changed me more everyday
You shown me what it's like to have a purpose
and to not be the one cast astray
But through all this I still find a smile
Because i know now that this is your choice
And there is nothing i can do to change that
Nothing 'cept the power of God's voice...
But Now as i take my leave
And the tears start to reach the floor
Don't cry, just remember me always
As the one who loved you the most...
Demon withinA demonDemon within2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Making her host
Her will to live
I can't lose her
I'll help her
While I still can
Lost enough friends
To be alone
So the demon
Has no one
But I'll stay
She needs help
Her demon does
Are not her fault
I know it
So I'll always
Stand by her side
No matter what
HTML CodesThese are the HTML codes I've ridden up for ~,*, and = members. + more.HTML Codes7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
These are just basic HTML codes, and if you want more, go to the FAQ Desk.
1. You want to make your text Bold
So, You want to make your text Bold? You can Either choose from the two,
(strong) or (b). Instead of "(" and ")", use "".
Open your text with (Strong) / (b), and close them with (/strong) / (/b)
But instead of "(" and ")", replace them with "".
So It'll turn out like: Laura11100
2. You want to make your Text Italic
Same as Question 1! Instead of (Strong) and (b), it's (i).
Remember, replace the "(" and ")" with "".
3. You want to make your Text Underlined
Already explained it! As easy as pie!
Instead of (i), (strong) and (b), replace it with (u) and don't forget to replace the "(" and ")" with ""
4. You want to make [link] into your own prefered text.
Okay, so you know how when you paste a link on your journal or so, it
discussionDo you ever thinkdiscussion1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
life is just
until you don't?
My friend once told me
that everything you do in life
simply leads up to your death.
Which, I suppose,
but I like to think of it
as living and living
until death stops you
from living anymore.
"Why do anything in life,"
"if you're going to die anyway?"
I thought for a moment,
and then replied,
"Why do people send roses
to their loved ones
if the flowers just die?
Maybe everything is
Maybe we should stop
looking for forever,
because we're never going
to find it.
You don't get a prize
It would be in your best interests
to live right now,
don't you think?"
The RulesThe RulesThe Rules3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
1.You do what you have to for family.
2.Be active, not reactive.
3.Don't believe what you're told. Double check.
4.If you have a secret, keep it to yourself. Tell one other person if you absolutely must.
5.You don't waste good.
6.Don't have expectations, you'll never be disappointed.
7.Always be specific when you lie.
8.Never take anything for granted.
9.Never go anywhere without a knife.
10.You don't screw over your friends.
11.When the job is done, walk away.
12.Never date a coworker.
13.Never involve a lawyer.
14.Always say what needs to be said.
15.Always work as a team.
16.If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it.
17.Don't regret, but always remember.
18.It's better to ask forgiveness than ask permission.
19.When you think you have nothing left, you always do.
20.Always have a plan B.
21.Trust is forged, not thrown or just anyone. Otherwise, trust no one.
22.If things can go wrong, they do.
23.When shit goes down, don't stand by and watch. Do something.
if they really knewConstantly hiding my true feelingsif they really knew2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wearing a mask so people do not realise I am not healing
They know something is wrong and that I have some sort of problem
But they forget because I seem fine
This is all a lie
If they knew I cry every night
And that cutting is my lullaby
Would they think of me in the same way?
If they knew of the thoughts going on in my head
The paranoia, the hallucinations and the dread
Would they think me insane?
The crawling of my skin
The urge to cause pain
Not getting sleep for three whole days
But who are they to judge?
They don’t cry themselves to sleep
They don’t cut away the pain
They don’t get paranoid
They are completely sane
Would they treat me differently if they knew the truth?
Would they talk to me in a different way and always ask “Are you okay?”
Would I make them feel nervous, would they stop talking to me?
They say they are my friends
But what would they do if one day I told them everything
The suicidal tendencies