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
Be Confident in Your ArtOn my Taught By A Pro blog a put up a new post about gaining conficence in your art. Lots of Disney stories in it too. It even has a GLEN KEANE drawing to go with it, so its worth the click!Be Confident in Your Art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
sunstone book 2 preorder listsunstone book 2 preorder list3 months ago in Personal More Like This
so, sunstone volume 2 is officially announced for april
aaand this time i won't be an idiot XD
i should explain XD
last year i made a comic called death vigil. issue 1 sold relatively well.
and then i fucked up hard XD
see, i never knew that preorders regulate print runs for indie books. yeah turns out if you don't have movie money behind you you don't print that many issues because you are likely going to lose money XD
so as i didn't know about importance of preorders, i never mentioned them to fans and readers...
this reflected on the printrun of issue 2...and we underprinted.
aaand issue 2 became very hard to find and the book started tanking XD
irony was people wanted to buy it, it was just that there weren't enough printed.
i won't repeat this mistake again. i got burned hard once and that was enough XD
so , if you want to have a guaranteed copy , preorders are the only way to h
HOW TO JOINYour request to join the group will be rejected unless you have read this entire journal entry. It will tell you what specifics you need to join. Please make sure you are reading the rules.HOW TO JOIN2 months ago in Personal More Like This
minkin-arpg is an ARPG group exclusive to Minkin owners. If you do not own a Minkin you cannot join.
However, if you do not own a Minkin and still want a feel for the group, we have set up a community character named Minnie which can help you win Minkin designs in raffles or customs if you're dedicated enough.
All information about Minnie can be found here. If you have any questions feel free to ask and a moderator or somebody from the community will answer you!
Minnie's prompts will stay on min-kin and cannot be submitted to the ARPG.
Other ways to obtain Minkin designs are:
MYO (Indefinitely closed)
New Trailer of Season 5 My Little PonyLook face Tia: Link GifNew Trailer of Season 5 My Little Pony2 months ago in Personal More Like This
OH! SHIP!!! *A*
My new favorite thing...I just found a video of "Let it Go" where EACH LINE is in a different language. Watch it. WATCH IT NOW.My new favorite thing...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Disneyland Vlog! YAY!My Disneyland Vlog is finally up! WOODisneyland Vlog! YAY!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There was so much footage and pictures to go through, it was insane! So it’s finally up for your viewing pleasure.
McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!Today is an incredibly exciting day!!!McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I feel incredibly lucky that on my birthday, I can finally reveal a long-awaited dream come true with all of you.
McCall's Patterns reached out to me last year to see if I would like to design some patterns for them. (Still reeling over this sentence, btw.) I had a meeting and lovely tour of their offices, and then got to work. My ideas were overflowing, but I knew exactly which patterns I wanted to design first...
We're proud to present "Yaya Han's Ultimate Bodysuit Pattern" as the first finished collaboration between McCall's Patterns and me.
It's a pattern we are sorely missing in the cosplay world - I know from having to alter and draft my own bodysuit patterns for many years. This patterns will make it easy for cosplayers (and everyone else) to tailor a bodysuit that will fit them like a glove, and use it as a base for thousands of costume ide
Not-So-Devious DieselI've noticed a trend that has seriously been angering me lately in the Thomas and Friends fandom...Not-So-Devious Diesel6 months ago in Personal More Like This
A good number of fans have been portraying Diesel as this purely evil, one-dimensional jerk of a character, with no interest towards WHY he is the way he is. The only explanation people give is, "Diesel's evil because he's supposed to be evil." Wut.
I'm going to put forward a radical idea, one that challenges people's perceptions on the Gronk.
Devious Diesel isn't actually devious, nor is he evil.
I hate to sound conceited, but really. If there's anyone that knows so much about Diesel, it's probably me. I've seen all his episodes, learned of his stories, and read his article written by Sir Topham Hatt. From all these sources, I've come to the realization that Diesel isn't really evil, nor is he even a mean-spirited engine.
The biggest example from the pre-CGI era I can think of of Diesel experiencing character development and depth, is in Emily and the Special Coaches. Diesel was
VIDEOS TO COMEA Shrek poop, completely free of that stupid Shrek-is-love bullshit, a new Spingebill poop which will be going to my alt along with all other future Spinge poops from now on (I haven't decided which episode I'll do yet, but it might be either Krabby Land or Squid's Day Off) and a Doodle Toons cartoon, where I might consider hiring voice actors if I can come up with a good enough story. I know I've been slacking with uploads lately (my last poop was four months ago? Shiiiiiiiiiit), but it's hard to keep making content on a half-broken three year old laptop, so just bear with me.VIDEOS TO COME2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Looking Back at old art be likeIt starts off likeLooking Back at old art be like1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Then it becomes
And the deeper back u go it becomes...
and you keep going
until you reach your first submission evar
You take a minute to recover
Then you realize how far you came
embracing your improvement
So You DON'T Want to Write a Torture Porn?And here's the most common Writing Tips topic:So You DON'T Want to Write a Torture Porn?1 day ago in Personal More Like This
One of the most common questions I ask is "how do I avoid writing a torture porn?" I'm going to assume that you're writing a comedy focused on a lot of slapstick because in the grand scheme of things it's easy to avoid writing a torture porn—don't have anyone get hurt outside of the main conflict, and resolve that conflict by the end. But no, you want to have something like the classic Looney Tunes and want the audience to end up laughing, rather than wondering what exactly went through your head in order to think that that was funny. Keep in mind that whether the audience finds slapstick funny or not largely depends on the animators. The best thing that the writer can do is prevent it from becoming unfunny. This plot type is about as old as animation so it's good to learn from your fore-bearers.
The most important aspect to this story is your foil. To put it bluntly: the foil is the character that we're gonna beat the shit out of. I
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySaw The Hobbit last night. It was very good... if a bit long. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for seeing all the little details interconnecting The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and all that, but for the average watcher... eh... it kinda dragged. I overheard several people saying they fell asleep during the film, and I noticed more than once a number of people fidgeting and looking at their watches. Still, it's a damn fine movie and It's a shame we have to wait so long for the next two films.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Having The Hobbit being written during the beginning of Lord of the Rings is pretty smart. You could effectively watch the 3 Hobbit movies and then immediately move right into the 3 Lord of the Rings movies. Kudos to Jackson for that, it'll be great to marathon run the two trilogies back to back.
This movie was, like the book, much lighter and funnier than The Lord of the Rings and I was surprised at how much from the books they actually kept. They
Pacific RimPlotPacific Rim2 years ago in Personal More Like This
An alien rift opens up in the pacific ocean and giant monsters start pouring out. After failing to stop them with our usual tanks and planes, the world unites to make giant mech robots punch the monsters to death. Because the robots are so big and complex, controlling them alone is too intense for a single human brain to comprehend. So mech robots are piloted by two crew members who mind meld with each other to share the power load. The better in-synch the pilots are with each other, the better the robots perform. The movie follows the events as monster outbreaks increase and a last ditch effort to close the portal is put into motion.
There is a LOT to get through in the movie in terms of world building. Sometimes so much so that you don't get a chance to absorb it all in. Likewise, since there's so much going on the characters don't get very developed either. Outside the 3 main characters, the rest of the characters are simplified ste
Art Theft And Hot Linking With WDWParksGalMy dear friend WDWParksGal, formerly a Community Volunteer, recently discovered that one of her deviations was being "high jacked", or the proper used termed, "hot linked". This is a very serious issue that not only affects the deviant, but also deviantArt. We have been overwhelmed with this issue the last few weeks causing many stock providers and too many manipulators to change the way they handle their deviations and sites. A few have emptied their gallery and left dA completely.Art Theft And Hot Linking With WDWParksGal3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Since I had the opportunity, I asked her if she would like to write an article concerning this matter, and she jumped at the chance! So following is WDWParksGal thoughts on this situation.
I have been creating Photomanipulations for about six-years now. I have learned a lot, not just by experimenting with my PhotoShop Elements Programs that I have purchased over the years, but by watching YouTube tutorial videos, talking to other Manipulators, reading
DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND THE MONEY WILL FOLLOW. SURE.A lot of people are unsure whether this is good career advice. I may not be popular for saying this, but I will always be straight with you: Taken literally, this is not a "plan" for a career. But you can still do what you love, and make money from it. I'll explain in a moment.DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND THE MONEY WILL FOLLOW. SURE.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are a zillion actors in Hollywood, following their dreams, and doing what they love. and 93% of them are out of work at any given moment. Clearly, something isn't working if all you do is plow ahead based only on your likes and dislikes.
I was given this advice early on: "Don't do what you love; love what you do well." I was struggling at the time, trying do serious sci-fi, of which I am a fan. The problem was... I'm funny! When I write, it comes out funny. This doesn't work well when you're scripting dialog for Zarnack from Planet Z.
Therefore, instead of blindly following your passions, I recommend what worked for me, and so many others: Find an area of your interests, and abilities, where you excel. Wor
Episode 24Okay, guys, insane amount of blood in this episode right? C'mon Eren:Episode 242 years ago in Personal More Like This
Eren, honey, do you need a band-aid?? Do you need to go to a hospital because I really don't think a 15 year old boy can lose that much blood and still be conscious...not to mention you have a stick piercing into your chest and I think thats where the lungs are suppose to go and-...you look fine...-ANIME LOGIC.
Haha okay, so this episode is the second to last I believe for the first season. it's ending soon guys ;A;
And if they end it with a cliff-hanger
which they most likely would because they are evil like that
My reaction would be:
Okay so moving on, let's talk about how the animation was in that episode it was awesome right?? However it kinda lacked in some parts like the fight scenes but that is okay right? But this should make up for it, yes? Commander Irwin is classy a'f.
Dreamers Contest!! WIN PM + Art + Markers!!from: :icondodger-d:Dreamers Contest!! WIN PM + Art + Markers!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Challenge; Draw My Characters!
The challenge is simple, draw my characters from my webcomic Anarchy Dreamers. : )
From left to right: Devlin, Tabbi, Sissy,
Koji, Tadhg, Crow
You can draw just one or as many as you like. You can design an outfit for them, or pick one that they've already been shown in. All I ask is that if you draw them at school, you draw them in their uniforms pictured above. ; ) You can find a decent sampling of character art here: http://dodger-d.deviantart.com/gallery/44539015
So who are these guys again? Where am I supposed to learn about them?
These guys are all from my two webcomic series! Anarchy Dreamers hasn't been posted yet (it's like... being made right now) BUT you can read about them in the prequel to Anarchy Dreamers, the -coughawardwi
My mermaids... came to life!Everything with idea and creations by Usagi-Tsukino-krv :iconUsagi-Tsukino-krv:My mermaids... came to life!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~~ My work:
And cosplay by Usagi:
And cosplay by Usagi:
~~~~~.Blue Mermaid 3 by Usagi-Tsukino-krv.~~~~~
I hope you will like it! ;]
TOON BE CONTINUED: Modern Cartoon NetworkTOON BE CONTINUED: Modern Cartoon NetworkTOON BE CONTINUED: Modern Cartoon Network1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Heeeeeeeello everyone and welcome to Toon Be Continued where we take a look at the first (and sometimes second) episode of an animated series and decide whether or not to continue or skip it! I'm your Colt of Personality, Toon Kritic's the name, toon's are the name of my game.
Ah Cartoon Network, home to some of the most well-known cartoons around. Home to shows like Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, just about anyone who was into cartoons probably saw at least one of CN’s now legendary shows. I unfortunately didn’t have Cartoon Network growing up but if I was lucky when I went to my friend’s house, I’d catch a few episodes of PPG, Fosters Home, and Tom and Jerry. (I think Tom and Jerry was all I really looked forward to when we had it on in high school.) But lately, I’ve been getting requests to look at the modern Cartoon Network shows, the ones that have been gotten quite a followin
Darling Army Art Contest - Win a Pinafore!Hello and welcome! I’ve decided it’s about time that I hosted another art contest! The last one turned up so much talent. I would love to see more ^_^Darling Army Art Contest - Win a Pinafore!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Darling Army wants you! It’s time to put your talent to create the adorable to the test and join the Darling Army! As someone who can’t draw or paint, I always admire those who can create beautiful things with a pen and paper (or tablet and screen XD). I would love to see how the Darling Army inspires you.
Here are some ideas of things I’ve seen in the past:
+ Your own cosplay pinafore, kimono dress, or skirt design
+ A character (ex. Goku, Matt Smith, Castiel, etc.) wearing a Darling Army design
+ Your own Darling Army mascot
HOW TO ENTER
First, create your original artwork! This can be a chalk painting, a sculpture, watercolor, sketch, copic marker, digital art, etc. If you are not working with a digital medium, please scan your art or take a very clean picture of it (but scans are
Inuyasha PLZInuyashaInuyasha PLZ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorial: How to straighten a wigOkay, I promised to translate the tutorials I wrote some time ago and today I'm starting with "How to straighten a wig". Please notice English is not my native language, so you might run into spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. I'm really sorry and hope you're able to understand it anyways. If you run into any kind of problems while reading feel free to ask in the comments.Tutorial: How to straighten a wig2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are able to understand German you can go to my Animexx weblog and read it there :3 Unfortunately dA doesn't support embedding my pics into the text so I had to put them directly over/under the text. Sorry for that!
I'm just showing you what works for me, so this is a "you can try this" and not a "this is the only way you can do it".
As you might know wigs are made out of plastic fibers. Plastic is a heat bendable material, so this is the essence of the both methods I will show you. Styling your wig with heat will also work for curling it, making spikes and so on. Please be careful whenev
600 watcher special, RWBY oc contestlosing date:600 watcher special, RWBY oc contest9 months ago in Personal More Like This
RWBY poster, sent to your address
$30 USD or points equivalent
Full body pic of up to four characters by me
4 Customs from me (Either outfit designs, character designs for any thing)
$20 USD or points equivalent
Full body pic of up to 2 characters
2 Customs from me (Either outfit designs, character designs for any thing)
$10 USD or points equivalent
half body pic of one character
1 Custom from me (Either outfit designs, character designs for any thing)
at least one if my oc's must be present in pic/ story
no limit on entries, you can enter as often as you like
entries must be PG 13, no smut please
you can enter any form of art, stories, poems, digital art, traditional art even photo's (MMD pics accepted too)
please no bases or traced art work
the only character who does not have a cannon relationship is Robin, so if you want to draw shippy art, please use there cannon relationships, Rob