Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.2 weeks 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
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
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
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 Deodorant8 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
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 GIVEAWAY1 week 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.
In prices, there are mainly art-works, music, points (ranging between 200 and 300), and even 2 premium memberships (1 one month and one 3 month).
THE AMAZING PRIZEDONATORS! :icongrace-winters: :iconCuriousCucumber: :iconMystic-Music37: Go check them out if you have
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 4DS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
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.Official deviantART Contests4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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.
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!1 year 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
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
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
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
Questioned by the Hong Kong PoliceSo where was I? Oh yes I was gonna talk about my experiences with the Hong Kong police, so here goes. OK this is the problem, whenever I visit Hong Kong I always have the fear of being questioned by the police, well not exactly fear because I've got nothing to hide, but whenever I am alone walking on the street and a policeman on patrol sees me, they would ALWAYS 100% stop and ask for my ID. For those ain't familiar with how things work in Hong Kong is that if they see a teenager (Especially male) on the street not in their school uniform during school time or with dyed hair or pretty much just 'gangster' or suspicious looking, they have the right to stop you in the middle of nowhere and question you. Now I match every bit of suspicion possible, what they are trying to check is if there's any sort of crime around the area so they can narrow down the suspects, or to check whether you are legal to be in Hong Kong, or whether you've got drugs on you. Anyway when I was in Hong Kong a monthQuestioned by the Hong Kong Police3 years 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
Onion plz's:iconvomitplz: :iconheavenlyplz: :iconsayhiplz: :iconranranruuplz: :iconherotimeplz: :iconsaiyanplz: :iconscaredplz: :iconguaahplz: :iconvoodooplz: :icondignitylaughplz: :iconmiseryplz: :iconplanningplz: :icongreatjobplz: :iconitshotplz: :iconitscoldplz: :iconsickplz: :icononionxdplz: :iconpetrifiedplz: :icondestroyplz: :iconfinallyplz: :iconinjuredplz: :icononiontantrumplz: :iconawkwardplz: :iconcuriosityplz: :iconnosepickingplz: :icondontunderstandplz: :iconnotlisteningplz: :iconboredomplz: :iconcomeatmeplz: :iconruncryplz: :iconstudytimeplz: :iconsighingplz: :iconitsfreezingplz: :iconsmartyplz: :icondesperateplz: :iconfeelingfullplz: :icononionnouplz: :iconcomebackplz: :iconinsultedplz: :iconhandsomeonionplz: :icononionpanicplz: :icononionfailplz: :icononionpinnochioplz: :iconhomelessonionplz: :icongraduatingplz: :icononionspittake1plz: :icondizzyplz: :iconinternalinjuryplz: :iconrejectedplz: :iconrobotfaceplz: :iconaboishappyplz: :iconshockplz: :iconrelievedplz: :iconhappyhappyplz:Onion plz's3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Confession. Im sorry.. well we areHello my fellow Ryceballs. Its been a while since I wrote another journal I do apologize, I have been busy lately with things. Well.. to be honest there has been some frictions.. with us. You might be confused by what I just said.. well ok let me begin by saying thank you to all the supporters over the years first, 6 to be exact! Ry-Spirit began his life on Deviant 6 years ago! Wow long time right?! And I think it is time that I share something with you guys. Just wanna be honest here.. There is no I in Ry-Spirit. But there is an 'Us'. Ry-Spirit.. Umm Ry.. He never existed. I will explain in this journal entry.Confession. Im sorry.. well we are8 months ago in Personal More Like This
6 years ago me and 4 talented friends decided to make an account on Deviantart and created a fictional artist by the name of Ry-Spirit. We all had our own individual Deviantart accounts but we weren't really getting a lot of pageviews and attention, mostly because we have our own lives and don't have all day to just sit down and draw. But we really wanted a page th
High Pitch and Low Key ContestHigh Pitch and Low Key Contest11 months 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
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?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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 day of doing nothingHey Ryceballs. yesterday marked the day that I did absolutely nothing. I gota admit, the last 2 weeks has been one of my most crazy weeks of the year, there were just tooooo many things going on at the same time that has affected my emotional state. It was like an emotional roller coaster that just didn't end. Not just bad things don't get me wrong, but good things too. And being a guy who try to take as little rest as possible, I came to a point where I just got totally burnt out. I was just exhausted and tired and just felt extremely depressed. It has affected my judgement and logical thinking and it even shows in my polls to be honest, I don't know if people realise but sometimes the topic of the polls and quality of my artworks are affected by what's going on in my life.. but sometimes I throw in a few odd ball polls in there to mix it up so you guys don't think I am personally going through stress, so yeah 'poo flavoured icecream' isnt a thing from experience don't worry! I also dA day of doing nothing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fakemon Friday #1Early in your Havai adventure, you will encounter some cute and friendly Fakemon. Today I will introduce to you a few of them.Fakemon Friday #16 months ago in Personal More Like This
First we have the Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon, Chenileaf. They are known to aid and bandage the wounds of its allies using its silk. There is a farm in eastern Havai that collect and breed Chenileaf for their silk.
Abilities: Swarm/Shed Skin
Hidden Ability: Shield Dust
Weight: 3.0 lbs
Next we have Warblu, a Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon. Flocks of Warblu can be seen defending their territories ferociously. Its chirping varies from area to area.
Abilities: Big Pecks
Hidden Ability: Early Bird
Weight: 4.5 lbs
And finally, we have Petumi, the Grass-type Pokémon known for its sweet smelling aroma. When gathered in groups, Petumi can leave a town smelling pleasantly for weeks. Its sweet fragrance grows stronger during the Spring.
Species: Sweet Scent
Holiday Contest - EndedHoliday Contest - Ended1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Creation-Inspiration's crew are happy to announce our new and big contest!
Holidays! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, or any other holiday you celebrate this time of the year. How do you celebrate them? What do the holidays mean to you?
There will be two categories for this contest: Visual & written.
Deadline: 15th of January 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST
The Judges are Creation-Inspiration's crew.
1. You must be a member at Creation-Inspiration in order to participate and submit to the contest folder.
2. Entries must be new. Made after 15th of Novem