Improve your writing! Tips and techniquesMy guide to....Improve your writing! Tips and techniques9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Improving your writing by eliminating the bad stuff and stocking up on the goods
Hey, aspiring writers. Is your New Year's resolution to improve your writing? I know you're out there. Whether any of you are reading this is anyone's guess, but I'm being as hopeful as I can. If any of you are looking for improvement, simply skim this journal entry and, hopefully, take away some enlightenment in a small doggy bag.
I've been taking note of writing tutorials and would like to share with you my knowledge in the following categories:
1) Cliches: spotting them, avoiding them, and fixing them
2) Plot development
3) Characters: names, development, and what not to do
5) Being accurate
4) Additional topics
5) Gremmer and spelingg
6) Self and peer editing
ImprovementOver the years, many people have asked me for how long I've been drawing. While it's true that I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I was never that serious about it. In a sense, you can ask yourself if I was any serious on art altogether. Because, in the end, all kids draw. I think most people can remember making drawings in grade school. Because it's something kids do naturally. Depicting the world around them with images. The beautiful thing is that kids have no fear. They just draw whatever they like, and are usually happy with it. It isn't until the age of 10 or 12, that the outside world suddenly expects you to be either good at something, or stop doing it. It's at that age that we become self cautious about drawing. And therefore it's around that age many kids eventually stop drawing.Improvement7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I came to that age as well. I have to admit... it kicked in a little late on me.
For those that wonder what I'm talking about; those are the 2 years I stopped
Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.Why equipment doesn't matter all that much7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.
I had already been drawing for years, back then.
I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
Goodbye BossSome of you may have heard this already but Dondi Bethea aka:icondmajorboss: who's my editor and writer for Sugarbits and a good friend has recently passed away. He was part of Snafu and and we will cherish his memory and contribution to our team.Goodbye Boss1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We express our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.
I hate the sonic fandom. Everybody's characters are pretty much the same. About 99.9% of them are chicks with extremely showy/bright/glowing clothes, and the rest are pretty much recolors that most of the time have the same backstory as Shadow or another really popular character. Most of them also have the power of fire/ice, or some other element that ton of other people already use. I admit there are a couple of really good well thought out sonic fc's, but they don't even get that popular because they don't fit in with the other "popular" characters.I hate the sonic fandom.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It seems like people only watch me for my sonic art. Cause whenever I draw ANYTHING that's not sonic related (usually stuff that I work the hardest on/love the most) people completely ignore it. It's like I'm not allowed to draw the shit that I DO want to draw, which pisses me off because sonic art isn't going to get me anything that I want in life. Having a crapload of sonic watchers doesn't get you a job. . . it gets you watchers. An
RIP Robin WilliamsI always enjoyed his movies like Mrs Doubtfire and Hook! He was one of my childhood movie heroes! Dear Robin, like Aladdin said "Genie, you are free!"RIP Robin Williams1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some masterpieces people made for him I like to share!
Advice and TutorialsSo this First Advice and Tutorial Journal will be on General Anatomy and Such. The second will be up to you so please comment below in what you think the next Advice and Tutorial Journal should be on.Advice and Tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What I personally find the hardest to draw is feet and hands. I found that with a lot of practice and a lot of frustrating mistakes my feet and hands actually look at the very least almost the way i want them to be.
Now my favorite Style of drawing is Anime or sometimes semi-realism, and i find that by doing studies of the more traditional style realism actually helps improve my anime pictures greatly. For instance i would practice drawing my hands and feet in different positions holding different things and from different angles. I also find it extremely helpful while i'm drawing and i'm having a particularly hard time drawing a hand or a foot in a certain position i will stop for a
Behind the pretty faceI had such a pretty face.Behind the pretty face7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or at least, that was what they told me when I posted my picture.
I have to admit that I rarely post my face online. Not so much for privacy's sake (I don't have the illusion of privacy, with the NSA around) but more because I've never liked taking pictures pictures. Back in the time, I was probably one of the few young girls that wasn't fond on making selfies, and therefore often had ID's showing either my back, my drawing equipment, or just a drawn image of me. The reason I posted a picture, was because it was for a good cause. An issue that I wanted to raise awareness for myself. The many people that had already posted their real pictures, encouraged me as well. That internet isn't all about faking who you are, but about the 'real' you as well. No matter who you are. Boy or girl, pretty or ugly.
I was laying in my bed already as
Puff Most Epic ClubCheck out :iconbeeare:'s new clubPuff Most Epic Club1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Another PPG fanfic he's working on, the group is still new and welcoming new members to contribute powerpuff related story ideas and arts.
Check it out!
Also here's an update of my webcomics progress along with the following writers:
PPGD writer - :iconBeeare: (ongoing) http://ppg.snafu-comics.com/
Grim Tales writer - :iconneoedensking: (ongoing) http://grim.snafu-comics.com/
Skullboy writers - :iconskull-boy666: , :iconneoedensking: (ongoing) http://skullboy.snafu-comics.com/
Sugarbits (on hold) http://sugar.snafu-comics.com/
Some new readers are asking when I usually update, all I can say is I will update two comics each week. So just check it out weekly.
Why I Believe In Shadow+AmyShadow the Hedgehog cutscene is called "the power of love" and Shadow is talking about Amy in it. There have been tons of rumors of Silver being Shadow and Amy's kid/grandkid/greatgrandkid, also in the original first group photo for SA2B Shadow and Amy were holding hands. PLUS one of the SEGA producers compared Shadow and Amy to this show called InuYasha, where the two characters "InuYasha" and "Kagome" have the same personalities of Shadow and Amy are are bonded by a red string of fate and are in love.Why I Believe In Shadow+Amy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5niZaofob0 ( Unfortunately the video has been removed...If any of you know the scene I'm talking about, please send me a link a video of it so I may share it in this journal )
Amy Rose has also shown to be somewhat fond of Shadow, having an unusual amount of faith in him when he seems to lack faith in himself. Being a somewhat equally willed person, she tends to help Shadow regain sight of his purpose, and keep him in check. She has als
Don't forget to look backMany people say that looking back is a bad thing to do, because it makes you dwell on the past and is getting you nowhere.Don't forget to look back6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I beg to differ! Because I think it doesn't hurt to look back on what you already achieved, every once in a while.
In contrary; it can be a great motivation.
I came to DeviantArt, almost 7 years ago, with close to no expectations.
To provide you a bit of a background; As a kid, I used to show my drawings to all the people around me (to the level of sheer annoyance). And in the early years of the internet, I posted my writings and drawings on several Dutch forums, where I got quite the feedback on it. But as social media gradually took over the internet, and the small forums I used to reside on died a slow death, I realized the stage of getting feedback there would soon be over for me.
DeviantArt was in that sense the next place to move to. A community that wasn't killed by the influence of social media. But it was a hard place to move to.
As a non-nativ
Here comes Wander Over Yonder!Some of you may be wondering what I've been up to since my departure from MLP a couple years ago. Well, among other things, I've been helping my husband, Craig McCracken (the creator of Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), make his new show for Disney Channel: Wander Over Yonder starring Jack McBrayer!Here comes Wander Over Yonder!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And now, we can finally tell you just exactly when you can see WOY for the first time: Aug. 16 on the Disney Channel, right after the Phineas and Ferb Mission Marvel special! For a little taste, here's a little promo that aired on Disney Channel just a few days ago... Click me!!!
We do so hope you tune in for some serious super-cartoony silliness.
Check out what I made!I made these using a Japanese program called called EmoFuri! It allows you to turn 2D pictures into animations like these! It's pretty awesome!Check out what I made!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Though, it maybe kinda complicated if you don't know Japanese or don't know how to use Photoshop, but it's pretty simple after you look at some tutorials ... okay that's all...
What I'm Thankful For~Yay! I've decided to stop complaining and be thankful for stuff!What I'm Thankful For~10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Things I'm thankful for:
My own room
My own tv
People On DA I am thankful for!~:
For showing me the bright side of things/Cheering me up (In alphabetical order)
Sidenote: OK THE PEOPLE WITH THE X'S JUST HAD TO FANCY THEIR NAME UP TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR ME XD
FOR JUST BEING ALIVE:
:iconbgnightshade: :iconblaze257: :iconbreeannathefox: :iconbrendaxsonic: :iconcrystal-the-wolf1015: :icondarkangel535: :iconfredyandsonic101::iconheartless
Dance Pantsed, afterthoughts (MAJOR SPOILERS!!!)If you didn't catch the premiere of Dance Pantsed (the PPG special that just aired 1/20/2014) then DO NOT READ THIS JOURNAL UNLESS YOU WANT SPOILERS OR DON'T CARE FOR SPOILERS.Dance Pantsed, afterthoughts (MAJOR SPOILERS!!!)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also, keep in mind that you should always form your own opinions AFTER experiencing something for yourself. These are just my personal reflections and criticisms. While there are several things that bugged me about the special, it in no way deserved the massive amounts of hate that it got simply for looking different. It got hate because people took one look and threw a fit. If you plan to read this journal before seeing the special, please do not go in watching it with a bias.
Overall, it's fantastic for what it is. But there are things, good and bad, that I feel should be addressed.
1 - For a TV special, the animation is fantastic. The use of CG helps the characters come to life and take on a physical depth we couldn't get from the old series.
2 - The art is beautiful and I
NEWS + FEATURED ARTISTS OF THE WEEK!!!HEY FELLOW MEMBERS!!!NEWS + FEATURED ARTISTS OF THE WEEK!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THERE'S GONNA BE SOME CHANGES IN THE FEATURE ARTISTS OF THE WEEK!
*NOW THE FEATURES WILL BE BY ICONS ONLY, instead of the commentaries
and Pictures; that way there will be more artists to be featured!!!
There will also be a TOP FEATURED ARTIST! This is for the best artist,
this title can only be earn by the style, details and concept of the artwork!
This title will only be shown in the "FEATURED ARTISTS OF THE WEEK!!"
Here's this weeks featured artists and Top featured!
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT SAMURAI JACK FIC FROM 2003once upon a time there was an amazing aku fansite that probably did more to influence me than i could ever describeEXTREMELY IMPORTANT SAMURAI JACK FIC FROM 20031 week ago in Personal More Like This
one of the two owners wrote fics and had a fanficnet account, but her favorite story of mine was removed from that site.
i have finally rediscovered it, and would like to share this masterpiece with you
MY FUCKIN' CHILDHOOD.
Wander Over Yonder is just over yonderIt has been a loooooooong time since I have posted anything here simply because I have been very busy working on my new show Wander Over Yonder for Disney Channel. Please enjoy this promo poster we made for this years Comic Con and be sure to check out the sneak peek of Wander on Aug 16 right after Phineas & Ferb, Mission Marvel.Wander Over Yonder is just over yonder1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, I also just joined twitter.
Map of the Problematique Tribute + NewsAkuBlossom's wonderful fanfic just reached 80+favs and 50 followers on Fanfiction.net!Map of the Problematique Tribute + News4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Without it, there would be none of this:
AkuxBlossom Wallpaper by shaharaji am here by teacupballerinaHAHAHAHA by teacupballerinalelelelelelellele aku liks u red child by teacupballerinaHello Thar, Red Child by MiM-AlementDark by MiM-AlementMr. Uka Does Not Approve by shaharajRuler and His She Beast by MiM-Alementgift//curse by teacupballerinaAku's snow white queen is AKU'S by EastervampireEP - PPGxRRB oshi by teacupballerinaTeacher's Pet by SweetEmberCakesEmbraced in Your Arms by SweetEmberCakesUka-sensei by SweetEmberCakesHomework,Tests, and mean Teachers. by SweetEmberCakes:Pcom: Shin!Blossom by aqua-popA Bunch Of Animals by BatmanVillainGirlPPGxSJ: Being Consumed by His Darkness by Miss-StoryholicBlossom And Aku by Miss-StoryholicWatching by Freaky--PandaCommander and the.........ooooh CRAP by HitorazeKaiju
~MY DEVIANTART STORY~HOLY SHIT IVE BEEN HERE LIKE ALMOST TEN YEARS???~MY DEVIANTART STORY~2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I remember when I joined I just turned twelve or some shit (haha fuck the police) but my dad looked around the site and thought "deviant" and "damn" (the chatroom) and all that shit wasnt ~appropriate~ lmao so I couldnt really do anything on here for a while
anyway nobody cares about my life story fuck yall
BUT i will say this too: i have not changed much since i joined.
TRUE i have learned a lot but even now, almost a decade later, you will find me posting
.....akubloss for DAYS especially based on songs
angsty fucked up aku
ridiculous oversexualized aku
actually just aku fanart in general
Him being kawaii as fuck
PANCAKES by teacupballerinalovely by teacupballerina
lets not f
My First VideoI'm both scared and excited at the same time! ;3My First Video7 months ago in Personal More Like This
My first video is finally out! I have wanted to do this for such a long time now!!
I hope you like it and my future stuff is as well! And if you subscribe I will love you for ever! ♥
I will be trying to post a video every friday from now on ;D
Hope You Like It!
My Facebook: Https://Www.Facebook.Com/WhiteSpringPro?Ref=Hl#
My 2nd Month on DA!!!I'm now 2 months old here on DeviantArtMy 2nd Month on DA!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm very happy to reach 260 WATCHERS!!!
And I care about pageviews!!!
That means a lot for me >W< haha
Come and celebrate with me >W< !!
Favorite and comment this journal and I feature you all >W<
(only to my Watchers)
DA who celebrate with me are
New journal skin and stuff...I made a new journal skin... Princess wants a kissy from Jackie~... Jack kinda got cut off on the bottom, but it still looks cute tho... and I also redesigned my profile... it's wintery... and purple... with a new ID picture of myself... pretty cool looking... yeah... I added some snow and purpleness to my icon too... yeah, that took all night... I didn't even go to sleep yet... I'm gonna do that now...New journal skin and stuff...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Open Paypal Commissions I want try thistype of payment , is new to me xD, the points commissions are currently closedOpen Paypal Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:bulletbgreen: Sketch 6$+ character 3$ USD
Linework 12$ + character 6$ USD
Full color 16$ + character 15 USD
Send me a note with the character references and details , please describe correctly , Full body half body etc... ,
when you send the payment I START
i dont draw hentai yuri yaoi gore and couples (love)
i can do the bleedman style if you want
i have paint tool sai in the computer of my mom xD, so, i can work with this -w-