Some thoughts on New Doctor's Eve...Tomorrow (Sunday) the world's going to find out who the next Doctor will be. And with that, a spirited debate that's been going on in fandom will probably wind down for a while:Some thoughts on New Doctor's Eve...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Should we allow for the possibility that the next Doctor could be a woman?"
At this point, almost every aspect of that question has been talked to death elsewhere (including other parts of my own DA page), and I don't want to retread it here (too much). But here's one of the most interesting (and increasingly common) arguments for why it shouldn't happen, and I want to focus on it for a few minutes. I'll quote it the way it was said by one commentator here:
"If you make him a woman you're taking away an amazing role model for young boys. There have always been great female role models in the form of the companions, but the doctor is one of the only role models boys have who uses his wits and heart to get through a situation, not his fists."
I've seen that st
Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on HalloweenArt By :iconraggedy-annedroid:Why It Sucks To Be a Cosplayer on Halloween3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it is Halloween. I am a cosplayer. Here it is, the greatest of all dress up holidays! And I am always disappointed. Here are the top 5 reasons it sucks to be a cosplayer at Halloween.
1) Friends (including friends of friends) come out of nowhere to ask for costumes. They just ask for a little help. On their giant full body armor masterpiece. The week before Halloween. Because you know, you make costumes and it's easy for you. And the price? Well, it's "for a friend" price. Which is always "free" or "I'll pay you $20 never" which boils down to "get you a shot of Jack sometime." Sadface.
2) Costumes in my closet everywhere, but none for Halloween. Yes, I have over 60 costumes. No, none of them will ever be recognized at a Halloween party. One year I dressed as Pris from Blade Runner out on the town, which I thought would b
Painting process videoHi everyone!Painting process video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I finally got round to putting up a video of my painting process.
It's my Illidan fanart and you can see it on youtube here :
Sadly there is no sound, so just grab your own music.
May the Odds be ever in your FavorMay the Odds be ever in your Favor9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Day 35 - Fire by EliseEnchanted
Hunger Games - Rebekah as Katniss Stalking II by CharlesEagan i am the mockingjay by JadeGreenbrooke The Odds are Never in Our Favor by Lydia-distracted The Hunger Games by Purple-Meow Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) by noodles919 There are worse games to play. by JadeGreenbrooke
Hunger Games - Rebekah as Katniss Stalking I by CharlesEagan My Bow is Drawn by lollyMIMI Tick Tock, this is a clock. by DiannaDrg
Katniss Everdeen - Flowers for Rue by StarbitCosplay Katniss Everdeen by StarbitCosplay
Mae says- Is 'Frozen' the modern 'Lion King'?There has been a topic that has been bothering me lately that involves people making posts comparing this new Disney Era with the Disney Renaissance (Disney's animation era throughout the nineties). Not only do I find this really absurd, but also painfully unresearched. People seem to be focused on genres and the money the film made rather than the content and the impact the film made within the company. Because 'Frozen' made more money than 'The Lion King', apperantly it's 'better'? Now, if you believe that Frozen is better than TLK, you are entitled to think whatever you want. However, I believe that these two films are in completely different levels when it comes to their impact, atmosphere, music, and characters. Just because one of them made more money than the other doesn't mean anything, heck with that logic the 'Twilight' films are masterpieces.Mae says- Is 'Frozen' the modern 'Lion King'?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let's explore the theory of this being a new Disney Renaissance and why I believe it's dead wrong.
Firstly, let's go back
From Eww to Ohh!!Going from raw to a finished image can take several hours.From Eww to Ohh!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Several hours of trial and error.
Several hours of banging my head on the keyboard.
Several hours of WTF decisions that you go back to later and redo from scratch.
Below is an example of a raw image versus finished image and the steps I took to get there.
Raw Versus Finished
Raw Image (Or what I call Ewww)
I don't know why it is, but my raws always seem to be too dark.
Step 1: Color Correct and Initial Retouching in Adobe Camera Raw
> Brought up the shadows until they show detail on her black clothes.
> Lightened Face
> Highlight the Lightsabre
> Color correct to warmer tone. (I think this becomes irrelevant later though cause I shift color tones again in Photoshop)
Step 2: Face and Background Retouching
> Removed all distracting elements in the backg
My GAME OF THRONES Motion Comics !!!!:iconcanadiaplz: SO COOL !!!!!My GAME OF THRONES Motion Comics !!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconcanadiaplz: I'm so excited !!!
I did a lot of drawings for the HBO's A Game Of Thrones motion comics.
These motion comics are in the bluerays of the season2,
and you can take a look on this one (that someone posted on Youtube)
It's about Qarth history , an the storyteller is Xaro
the studio did an amazing work with my drawings !!! thank you so much !!!
You can see the original drawing from the opening here :
And you can take a look to the Qarth City market panorama here
Another AGOT motion comics here http://krukof2.deviantart.com/art/Another-GAME-of-THRONES-Motion-Comics-366567231 :iconcheerplz:
PS: these motion comics are in the BlueRays bonus . Not on the DVD's bonus.
Adoptables, Basics for Adoptables ArtistsTwo Steps to StartAdoptables, Basics for Adoptables Artists3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Create a new account
This is not necessary, per se, but if you have in mind to do more than just one or two sheets of adoptables, it might be a good idea to start a new account. This way you won't spam your watchers' inbox, if they're not interested in adoptables, and you can organize your gallery in a better way.
Be a member of Adoptables Groups
dA is a big community and the sheer amount of new deviations every day makes it hard for your art to be seen. Considering that you just made a new account for your adoptables, you have basically no watchers whatsoever so how can you get the exposure you need to sell your characters? The answer is join Adoptables Groups. By doing this you can do two things, the first is submit your adoptables to their gallery and advertise them, the second is observing the trends, what people like to draw and buy more.
Dear Nick fans, join Operation: G.N.A.R.L.Y.EDIT: Polished up the description with some additions and added things we can do.Dear Nick fans, join Operation: G.N.A.R.L.Y.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you know why Nickelodeon cancels shows show often or just stops airing them? Do you know why the ratings for all of their shows have been so abysmal lately?
No, it's not because their current shows are "horrible" (they're really not that bad, actually). The real problem can be broken up into two halves...
The first half of the problem is us.
At some point in the past few years, most people developed an anti-Nickelodeon mentality and stopped watching the network. This mostly due to the company's poor business decisions and their recent shows apparently not tickling most people's fancy. The business part I can't defend, but the shows from recent years have not been as bad as people say. There's truly a lot of effort put into each one, but because of past mistakes, people have become too stubborn to give them anymore chances. Because
Cosplay Friday: Game of ThronesCosplay Friday: Game of Thrones6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Where are my dragons?!
Game Of Thrones – Daenerys Targaryen by luchia-28
Game of Thrones
The dragons are back this spring with the return of one of the most popular shows currently running on cable television. HBO’s Game of Thrones has gone to painstaking lengths to bring the heroic fantasy book series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin to life
YouTuber sues YouTube, Viacom, and LionsgateOver false DMCA's... and it's not me strangely enough.YouTuber sues YouTube, Viacom, and Lionsgate2 months ago in Personal More Like This
No the user's name is Benjamin Ligeri, and his YouTube channel is BetterStream. He seems to have been posting videos from up to 6 years ago, and the majority of them are parody. Apparently he had a parody of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo on his account for a whole year before it was removed by user Egeda Pirateria. Egeda Pirateria is not the rights holder of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but they were able to claim it anyway.
You've heard all of this stuff before.
What do I think about this? Well, the guy is legally representing himself... He's definitely got a good case, although it would probably help if he brought up things like full movies that the content ID system doesn't take down, the ability of companies to claim monetization even after a strike was thoroughly debunked. I really don't know if this is going to go anywhere. Those are big companies and they have lawyers...
Pooh's Adventures Series: Not Quite a RantI don't know how many of you people have heard of the Pooh's Adventures series on YouTube, but I figured I ought to throw my two cents in while it's fresh on my mind. I'm not talking about the cartoon series that ran on Disney Channel (The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh), but this does involve it. What Pooh's Adventures is, typically, is the Pooh cast going on an adventure through another movie, like the Great Mouse Detective, An American Tail, the Pokemon movies, etc. I used to think this concept was a neat little idea, but now that I've been dabbling in making videos myself, I find it less than appealing to me these days. You could call it a 'crossover' series, since it has Pooh and friends 'interacting' with the surroundings, providing assistance to the characters and dialogue, but from a more critical viewpoint, I just can't find myself liking it.Pooh's Adventures Series: Not Quite a Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The 'dialogue' from Pooh and friends, or from characters when it's not in the original script, involves muted clips with subtitles. W
possible worst fandom in terms of crossovershttp://poohadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Pooh%27s_Adventures_Wikipossible worst fandom in terms of crossovers8 months ago in Personal More Like This
this craphole of a fandom here, it is the true definition of CROSSOVER HELL. it is the true definition of a fandom that takes it WAY to far with crossovers, sure bronies might crossover and do crap but it ISNT as bad as this. anyways if you dont know what this meme is about, let me just define it using a quote from this deviant here:
"For those who don't know, POOH'S ADVENTURES is a series of Youtube videos that consist of taking any Disney film or any family-friendly film from the past 20 years and inserting not only characters from the beloved Disney franchise WINNIE THE POOH but practically any cartoon character or superhero of the video editor's choosing. This may sound awesome at first, but it's only 5 minute clips of a Pooh cartoon or any cartoon for that matter that's spliced in with the movie clips, and we're led to believe that Pooh is actually talking to a character from that movie."
-comes from the descriptio
TIP OF THE DAY: SIGNING YOUR WORKArt Tip of the Day -- Signing Your Work:TIP OF THE DAY: SIGNING YOUR WORK1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a right or wrong way to sign your work? No - however, there are ways that are more professional, and ways that are less.
What you want is to use your signature in order for people to be able to see your credit - NOT as a way to copyright or claim ownership of your work. If you are already receiving printed credit for your work, for example, as a byline for a magazine article, then it's unnecessary. Some publishers will want it off the art, because it interferes with the image. So never put a signature in a place where it overlaps the art and cannot be removed.
If you do want your signature on your work, this is NOT the same signature which you sign your financial documents with. That would be a mistake, from a Identity theft standpoint. Also, your signature should reflect your brand. it's part of your look. Most of all, however, it needs to be small, but completely legible, and in an unobtrusive part of the drawing - but not too f
Hetalia Meme - SEEMS LEGIT1. 2P!EnglandHetalia Meme - SEEMS LEGIT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) 9 (Prussia), 4 (Germany) and you share one dorm room. So, how's that going?
Prussia: Kesesese~ Zhe frau is amazing naked
Me: *in le shower* WHAT THE HELL?! GO TO HELL YOU PRUSSIAN FUCK! *throws shampoo bottle* GERMANY!
Germany: *le epic Russia aura* Bruder...
Prussia: *le running away* I'M TOO AWESOME TO DIE!
Me: *sigh* Thanks Luddy~ ^-^
Germany: *blushed* J-ja...
2) 7 (2P!Canada) decides to visit you to see how moving into your dorm is going. What does 7 (2P!Canada) see when he opens the door to your room?
2P!Canada: The fuck? *sees utter chaos*
Germany: *yelling at streaking Prussia while being pecked my Gilbird, missing his shirt*
Me: *le chasing after Prussia with frying pan, knocking shit over*
Prussia: *le yelling about how awesome he is while running naked while messing shit up*
3) Your first is class biology. You sit beside 2 (Russia), who forgot his textbook. Ho
mineGrowing up was a bit of a depressing story in my case. We moved a lot, far too much for a kid that needed education. So in the end I spent quite a few years in the care of people who cared little.mine8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I learned a few things there that still haunt me. Like that there are no personal belongings. Anything physical, anything that had some kind of form you can grasp, can be taken away. And will be taken away. All it needed was a neighbor kid who pointed at one of my toys, telling my aunt it's theirs. And then it was theirs.
So, I learned early not to cling to materialistic possessions.
Years after having been able to leave that place, I still think the same way. Some patterns can't be deleted once they are not needed anymore. There are not many things in my home I couldn't replace easily. Some items would be missed more, some less. But all can be replaced without getting more of a reaction out of me but a "eh, happens."
Just not my ideas. The world in my head is mine and mine alone.
I said in a
5 things to do (and NOT do) for depressed personssource5 things to do (and NOT do) for depressed persons3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Depression is a drag. Everyone who has it experiences it differently, but we all agree that it sucks.
Sometimes, however, I wonder if people who don’t have it understand – like really truly understand – just how overwhelmingly painful it is.
For example, while it seems that people most commonly use the term to express fleeting feelings of sadness or disappointment, depression is actually a chronic physical illness with symptoms that are mostly invisible.
And although we’ve come a long way in our ability to treat it, we still don’t really know what causes it or why treatments work and don’t work.
It’s an exasperating disease to live with because bein
YoJust wanna say I'm sorry I don't comment alot here, specifically on fanart and whatnot. I guess in terms of commenting, YouTube is my kinYo1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Just remember that I'm extremely thankful for all the fanart I've recieved on here <3
Noah's Ark - short reviewOut of curiosity, I recently watched the 2007 version of NOAH'S ARK, an animated movie from Argentina. The film was originally titled EL ARCA ("The Ark" in English, duh), and received an English dub that same year. However, Shout! Factory was "kind" enough to release the English and original Spanish dub on DVD a few months ago. I saw it at my local video store, so I figured it could be good for some laughs.Noah's Ark - short review11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we all know the story about Noah - Noah is asked by God (who's potrayed as a fat black man, for some reason) to build an ark for his family and for two of every animal in the world, for a flood is approaching. A flood that will wipe away every single person on the planet, and will start life anew. So Noah and his family work hard on this boat, and....
Yeah, you don't wanna hear about this, right? Who cares about NOAH in the movie NOAH'S ARK? Clearly the focus should be on the animals right? Yeah...the movie barely even focuses on Noah and his family. It's about the ani
Mini Points Raffle ~This is for my watchers ^^ All you have to do is comment on this journal ~ I will give you a number and you'll be entered for the draw ~Mini Points Raffle ~2 months ago in Personal More Like This
There will be 2 winners ^^ The first winner will get 100 and the second will get 50 ~
I will select the winners using the Random Number Generator ---> https://www.random.org/ <--- on Friday May 1st, 2015 at about 11:00 pm, Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00).
Also check out my Art Raffle for a chance to win art free art from me and my poll to vote for a drawing I will be doing as a thank you for your support ^^
Comment away, and good luck to all <3
op wait no i changed my mindI've been putting MORE thought into it and have OFFICIALLY decided to give my characters voices for reals. If it was all just silent humor, I'm afraid it would just make my cartoons boring, and not to mention a lot of verbal jokes I've been storing for the winter would never see the light of day. Plus it would probably be going against some of the character's personalities, specifically chatterbox Goldie.op wait no i changed my mind3 days ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry, I'm just pretty indecisive when it comes to handling my projects. I'll host auditions when the time is right.
Who I amTHIS ISN'T FOR ATTENTION - this is just a release as I have a transgender friend is a predicament and I needed to offload.Who I am10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before anyone ever says anything to me about how I'm not normal and I need to change to fit in to the world, I'm here to tell you I'll never change because despite my imperfections I am proud to be who I am.
A rundown of who I am is an arrogant yet friendly 15 year old bisexual teenager, who's not that popular and have wierd interests.
Many people think that it is vain to describe yourself.
Wrong. I think I am arrogant because I am (I hate being disagreed with)
I think I am friendly because I am (I get told that ALOT)
Other people think being 15 means you know nothing and you're unimportant.
Wrong. We are all individuals and I'm classed as mature for my age within my school because most people have bad reputations.
More people, especially those who are religious, may have a problem with me being bisexual.
Again, imo wrong. All I am able to do is fall in love with s
Expressive Anatomy - A Study for Comic ArtistsLearn Anatomy!Expressive Anatomy - A Study for Comic Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my first ever article (one that's legit and proof-read several times that it's giving me a headache - and btw I suck at writing essays and such when I was in high-school, leave me be! XXD ^^) that talks about the importance of having a fundamental and visual understanding of how the human anatomy works for comics artists like myself. It is now added to my 'Making Comics' section which I hope will provide useful tips and suggestions to comic artists who want to improve on their craft!
Why Understanding of Human Anatomy is Useful for Comic Artists
UTAU Coloring Contest! (WINNERS)UTAU Coloring Contest! (WINNERS)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
HELLO EVERYONE! Winners have been chosen! It was very hard to pick -- BUT WE FINALLY DECIDED!
by: lilnillasundae !!
by: CandyGod !!
Winners! Please note me with refs ;V; ! <3
- 3 months of premium membership
- Bust shot of any character like
-Chibis of 2 characters
2nd place :
- 1 month of premium membership
-Chibis of 2 characters