Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
Wack'em Sinteeeeek 13HD ReviewHiya Ryceballs. As some of you know, I was askin for opinions a few journals back about the Wacom Cintiq, you lovely people gave me some great advice and tips and one even went as far as to find me an Australian website with a cheaper price. And she saved me $200, so special thanks to KokoroKanon for doing that. So yes I have been using the Wacom for more than a week now, I didn't wanna write a review until I get the SmudgeGuard, a SmudgeGuard is pretty much looks like a glove cut in half, it looks like a futuristic glove in Minority Report, the reason I wanted a SmudgeGuard is because I tend to get sweaty hands so I did not wanna dirty the Cintiq screen at all, it costed me around $20 to get that. An alternative is just buy a cheap glove and cut off the top three fingers.... you can then use the cut off three fingers glove and put it on your head so you can pretend to be chicken.Wack'em Sinteeeeek 13HD Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
OK so was the Cintiq what I expected? Well pretty much yea. Its a nice little screen th
Im allergic to Male DeodorantWell not exactly allergic, but I really dislike the smell of male deodorant. And yes you guessed it, I actually uses female deodorant.. *cries forever because manliness is currently at 0%*Im allergic to Male Deodorant11 months ago in Personal More Like This
^Thats me before I head out. I really do like the smell of female deodorant, it smells soooo good, like a harem. The only problem is that when I buy them in shops I get all tomato faced embarrassed... especially when I am testing the smell to see which one is to my liking... I somtimes deliberately not pick the pink colored deodorant just so its not as obvious :I
But how did this start? Why the hatred for male deodorant? Well I think it goes back to school days... especially in camps.. when the boys would play basketball and get all sweaty pamyu pamyu after the game... I am not a fan of playing basketball so usually I would just be in the camp room playing videogames, then they would go back to the room and spray ALOT (Like s
Calendar Raffle Giveaway!I am doing the dumbest thing (just because I wanted this to become traditon of mine), and doing the calendar-raffle-giveaway anyways. Though I DID cut down many prize-arts and cut down many detailed art-works as well. So unlike last year, this years prizes aren't going to be that good...Calendar Raffle Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tho this year I'm making new exceptions! First of all, if you want, you can donate a prize of sorts, just mention wich day you want to offer that! (just warning, I won't accept over 200 on any of the days, and 24 has the biggest prize from me). Ofcourse you can still entter the give-away. The donators will NOT have double chances on winning, but they will be featured on my feature box on my page (Wich I will be cleaning after posting this journal.)
Here's how to entter:
- Be an watcher of mine BEFORE this give-away started! This is only for those people, a sign of thank you from me.
- Fave the journal. Just fave it, that's it. You have to the 7th of December to fave this, after that no more. T
Merrell Diorama Contest Winners AnnouncementContest ArticleMerrell Diorama Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
"Really liked the different perspective/point of view, made it stand out from the rest of the entries. Very unique idea that was well thought out. The various layers and colors of the fall trees captures how close a harvest moon appears to be just within reach."
$2,500 USD6,000 deviantART PointsA trip to attend a deviantMEET in either Portland, OR, or Seattle, WA, USA on March 16, 2013dA PRO Digital Artist BackpackA Print of your choice from
Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!Nintendo 4DS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
CHRISTMAS CALENDAR GIVEAWAYYeap! It's time for that! Well nearly time for that - these few remaining days are the time when you can enter and hope for the best on winning something! Here is how it works:CHRISTMAS CALENDAR GIVEAWAY3 months ago in Personal More Like This
On the December first, I will use random.org and pick one person from the favers to win some kind of art price from me or one of the donators. Naturally I will contact the person and tell them they have won something, and I will update this journal telling who won what.
I will repeat this process all the way to December 24th, aiming to daily updates.
How to enter:
- Fave this journal
- That's it. Nothing else is needed. Watching is appreciated for faster updates, but not requirement since I'd rather have you watch me for my art and not for free stuff.
EDIT// Should've mentioned - cause it was mentioned in the old journal I must've forgotten! No more entries are accepted, sorreh!
In prices, there are mainly art-works, music, points (ranging between 200 and 300), and even 2 premium memberships (1 one month
Official DeviantArt ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests, unless otherwise stated.Official DeviantArt Contests4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "" icon marks US Only contests
AnthroChallenge 116 - Ground Hog - Deadline February 28, 2015
Valentine Heart Contest - Deadline February 28, 2015
Fan Art Valentine's Contest - Deadline March 14, 2015
FML. The Super Mario Galaxy StoryYou guys like story yeah? Let uncle Ry tell you a story, there's a lesson to learn here kids. Pay attention. I wanna talk about this now because last week was my birthday and it reminded me of this story, its related to a birthday gift. The gift was Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. This story happened a few years ago.FML. The Super Mario Galaxy Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a picture of me playing the Nintendo Wii, I love my Wii. Had lots of great times on it playing games like Smash Brothers and Mario Kart and Twilight Princess, and a game I really loved called Super Mario Galaxy. The story takes place around 2009? A couple of years after the Wii came out. So one day a friend of mine Matt messaged me telling me he got a Wii, I thought great, about time he got a Wii. So I congratulated him, then he asked the question. :I He asked whether he can borrow some games and I was like 'HMMMMMMMM SHIT'. Well Matt is a nice guy, pretty honest and pretty generous. I usually am pretty generous too but when it comes to games, I hate lending it out
OLD Commision information!So, this is my commision list. Please do read my TOS before you commision me - this way neither of usOLD Commision information!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, I got quite many sales going on, you can find them all in HERE
The commision list:
3 USD + 2 USD if there is no reference of the character
- Fully shaded
5 USD + 2 USD if there is no reference of the character
All headshots have transparent background, with either drop-shadow, outerglow or white sticker-rim.
2 USD + 2 USD if there is no reference of the character
*no example yet*
5 USD + 2 USD if there is no reference of the character
6 USD + 4 USD if there is no reference of the character
Massive Pokemon Charity Collab for a good cause!Hiya guys! Just a shoutout for a Massive Pokemon Charity Collab thats hosted by TommyGK, and its for a good cause! Pretty much you need to draw a Pokemon with a moustache! In support of Movember. Theres only 2 spots for every Pokemon. Soooo I got in fast and has taken the spot for the yellow rat already (Im sorRY). But there are still plenty of Pokemon left for sure! You can check out which Pokemon is taken etc here http://sta.sh/01muez326o7t And I full heartedly support this collab because its for a good cause. For every submission the collab receives, TommyGK is donating $.25 to 2 charities. One to the Canadian Red Cross in memory of his late fiancee Bulano, and the other will go towards the Kids Help Phone in part of Spirit Day (Rise Against Gay Bullying) divided evenly. He's also throwing in $50 if it reaches 200 entries.Massive Pokemon Charity Collab for a good cause!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Due date is October 31, 2013
For more info about this collab please click here >>>> http://wildchar
Tagged. Sh*tHiya Ryceballs. So.. I was tagged by somone in one of those survey thingy, usually I tend to ignore tags... But this is a friend of mine, so I must do it. And she even bothered to make a video tag too, thank you for that! I also was gonna make a video as a reply until I realise I dont wanna show my face. (Camera shy) Lucky she gave me permission to stay in my comfort zone and write about it in my journal if I like. Here's her video by the way, by Ms :iconminnibutt:Tagged. Sh*t1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AND here's my reply.
1. What's your biggest fear?
There's NO WAY Im telling anyone my biggest fear, that would be like showing your weakness allowing yourself to be open for attacks. I swear if I let this slip, there would be people coming up to me putting their hand on the back of my head and shouting "HEY RY THERE'S A SPIDER ON YOUR HEAD!" and I'll be running around screaming and crying like a little girl, jumping into the closet then freaking out again as I i
PS4 vs Xbox One who wins?If you like videogames like me, chances are you have been aware of what's happening in E3. Everyone's talking about it now. Since a few weeks ago with the whole TV TV TV TV TV TV TV SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS Xbox conference I have been pretty unhappy with things that are going on with Microsoft. You can't play used games, you need to log in to your internet at least once a day to play games, and it feels like you are actually RENTING a game rather than owning it if you know what I mean. OK then at E3 today they announce the price for the Xbox One.. wait for it. $499 USD. Mmmmk alright, I kinda expected it to be expensive.. but here's the part that surprised EVERYBODY, it costs 429 Pounds and 499 Euros. Wait a minute what? So I quickly pulled out my little pink calculator and found out that for the UK thats equivalent of $666 USD (Interesting its also the number for Satan) and 662 USD for the Europeans. Yo WHAT THE HELL? Why do the people at europe hPS4 vs Xbox One who wins?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back from RysolationDear Ryceballs. I have returned. It was a short hiatus, but it was a necessary one. I traveled miles and miles on foot into the Indian Desert by myself, in hope that I would be able to find my missing soul, cos thats what people do when they wanna find their soul right? They always go to India. I called it my 'rysolation period'. So I was out soul searching. On my journey, people has been encouraging to me, giving me kind words and needed motivational speeches, I thank you, you know who you are. I think I am more collected and positive now. Yeah I think I am back. Oh also on my soul search I have had time to work out some 'things'. So yeah look forward to more 'things' from me in the future. The desert was hot as hell by the way, don't really recommend it, what my soul was doing there is beyond me.Back from Rysolation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ok thats it for now.
Alleyway IncidentHiya Ryceballs. I left out something on my previous journal, something I kinda wanted to talk about but was a bit scared to... But I have decided that maybe its better to get it off my chest. This is a true story and it happened two weeks ago while I was in Melbourne for Armageddon Expo, it was a sunday night, I had a long day selling artworks and I was back in the hotel room chilling, at around 10pm I got hungry and realised I don't have much to eat, I didn't wanna call room service because I wasn't sure if food is still available that late. So knowing the 24/7 grocery store is just a block away, I decided to head out to buy a cup noodle or something. It was pretty dark outside with a bit of rain as well, much to my annoyance, but I was really really hungry. Now the proper way to get to the grocery store is to walk around the block, OR I can take a shortcut and go through the alleyway.... I tend to always walk around the block as I didn't wanna get mugged, if Batman has taught me anytAlleyway Incident1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A RetrospectiveHello Ryceballs! So I was looking through my god awful gallery the other day and had a nostalgic moment when I saw some of my old artworks, I am happy to say that I have improved over the 5 years stay here on Deviantart (Thank god...). So I just want to show you a few of my earlier artworks and talk a little about the story behind each one of them. I must admit that the early artworks you see on this list is not REALLY the first few artworks I uploaded on Deviantart, but I have since got rid of my even older ones because I really really dislike them, I don't want you guys to vomit blood ok. If you guys REALLY want to see the ones I have deleted.. I guess I can dig into the abyss of my old computer and find it. Anyways here goes!A Retrospective2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OUT OF MY FUCKING WAY
July 27, 2008
Times has changed... I think now I probably wouldn't have included an F word in my artworks because I know there are many younger audience and I don't wanna pollute their minds with filth any furthe
I had a fear of ugly peopleI was chatting with my aunty and her gf the other day. They told me stories about the young baby Ry-Spirit. When Ry had no pubic hair, when Ry couldn't form a sentence together properly, when all Ry did all day was draw and play with toys... Actually you know what? Ry of today is pretty much the same so no changes there. But anyway, there was ONE thing that was different and caught me by surprise when they told me, they told me that baby Ry had a fear of ugly people. I was like seriously? WHAT?I had a fear of ugly people1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Above is a photo of me as a baby after I saw an ugly person. I was fascinated by this statement they claimed, so they told me there was a time when they took me out to meet their school friends, I got along with everyone of them, laughing and having fun with them, except for one person, I got scared and cried everytime I saw him. It was a mystery as to why I was like that to him... and they have concluded that it might be because he's ugly. And yeah I know its rude to define who's ugly and who's
Collection: Swimming PoolsCollection: Swimming Pools3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A series of private pools suggests the 1968 Burt Lancastar film, “The Swimmer,” (based on a John Cheever story) in which a man decides to swim a “river” of backyard swimming pools in an affluent neighborhood to make his way home. Along the way, encounters with his neighbors produce a soul–crushing epiphany that he is not nearly the beloved, respected, successful man he had deluded himself into believing.
Wendy Meets Water <em>
Wii U games Where U at?!The following is a rant about Nintendo and the videogame industry now days in general :'I Warning its a big wall of texts, Nintendo.. water u doing....Wii U games Where U at?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might as well begin with an apology for a journal I posted half a year ago back in December 2012 about the misleading fun and joy I had with the Wii U. I say misleading because at the time yes I was having lots of fun with games like New Super Mario Brothers Wii U and Scribblenauts Unlimited and Nintendoland. And sure! They were great fun, I mean those are games that I have finished already (after like a month, cos its so freakin easy! Difficulty level where did you go) but I might still one day go back to it and replay it from the beginning just for fun's sake, but then now what..? Its mid May 2013 and there hasn't been any new games that ain't either cross platform or ones I ain't interested in. And trust me if the Wii U game is cross platform I would definately get the PS3 or 360 version because 1) The controller's more comf
My 3CHiya Ryceballs, today I wanna talk about three amazing artists that has inspired and motivated and kinda shaped who I am as an artist today, all three of them has a Deviantart account so you can check out their stuff if you like. And all three of them so happen to have their name starting with C, how about that huh? So I guess a tip is if you wanna become an amazing artist, change your name to something starting with C. Ry is also fortunate enough to know all three of them over time and likes to think of them as my senpais.My 3C1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Chances are if you are on Deviantart long enough you probably have come across his work already since he's been active on Deviantart for 10 years and he's like a megastar in the art universe. When
Back from Perthnova and Melb OzComicon (Photos!)Hi folks. Came back from Perth and didnt have time to write a journal. Well now I have time.. but I have also already went to Melbourne's Ozcomicon as well. So this journal im gonna do a double whopper and combine the two events into one! Got lots of stuff there and had a great time meeting the locals! I am gonna continue telling the story of my trip with photos, because photos speak louder than words. And cos im lazy to type so much.Back from Perthnova and Melb OzComicon (Photos!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keeping it classy at Perth Supanova 2013
Met Ashley Wood, an artist I really like. mainly because of Metal Gear I gota be honest.. but his style is just so epic. hes amazing
Had the priviledge to meet oragamiknight who won 2nd place on my coloring contest i held last year. She brought her artwork for me to sign
Met up with the local Perthian Ryceball friends. The lovely ladies who also hung out with me and Misty last time we were in Perth. :iconminnibun: :icongreyradian: :iconphibbitw: :icone-tane:
Me and :iconthiskidthatkid: Found some pretty awesome
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Art is my Sword and ShieldHi Ryceballs! Today I just wanna share with you guys stories about how art has affected my life in a positive way, how it protected me as well as how it made me become a more confident man as you see today, this applied very heavily especially during my school years.Art is my Sword and Shield2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a photo of me when I was at school. I wasn't the best looking fella and wasn't very smart either, all I did was play Pokemon and daydream, actually I was pretty much setting myself up for great humiliation and constant bullying with what I do lol. But one thing kept my head above water, I used to draw... a LOT. I used to draw in my little pink diary as well as even drawing in my homework. I just really loved.. to draw. And you know what? I gained a lot of respect for that. I wasn't one of those popular kids at school but I actually got along with ALL the stereotype groups, I got along with the popular guys, the nerds, the hot girls, the Hongkies, the Korean breakdancers, the wannabe gangsters, I even got alo
High Pitch and Low Key ContestHigh Pitch and Low Key Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I think I've accidentally stepped into a gold mine (or maybe it's just Sleipnir's dung...I guess we'll see!). I mean...in this part of the story we have the chance to make drunken fun of literally every villain (and heroes too...and fangirls and fanboys!!) with Loki and Pitch in the club they are in.
For someone as silly as me this is the epitome of a gold mine! I have tons of idea and I feel like the possibilities are endless (and to make it worse, I've also received many ideas from you guys too... ).
But that's the problem .
This series actually has a plot which is only just beginning and I'm quite eager to get to the next part. (The next story arc is called “A Midwinter Night's Nightmare” and it features a lot of mischief, Thor, Jane and the Guardians, and our two “heores”, of course!)
At the same time I feel bad about not exploiting this “gold mine”, so I was thinking of