Pick a sideThis is just going to be a rant about something that has been on my mind for a while.Pick a side1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I keep hearing people, religious or atheists, say "You have to pick a side. Picking a side is important. Are you religious or atheist? Picking a middle way like agnostic is cowardly"
You want to know what side I'm on? I'm on the side of I want state and religion to be separate and for it to otherwise not matter.
It's usually people who come from countries where religion still has a big hand in law who feel strongly about this, and I can understand why. Where they come from it is important, but the entire world isn't like that. In the part of the world I come from it doesn't matter if you're religious or not.
You don't want the abortion because of your religion? Fine, no one is going to force you, but if you do, you can have it. You don't want to get married in a church or have your child baptized? Fine, we'll take care of that at the City Hall. You're gay and want to get married in a church, but
Sushi Dog Draw-To-Adopt Contest!That's right, :iconsushidogs: is hosting the 2015 Draw-to-Adopt Contest!Sushi Dog Draw-To-Adopt Contest!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is limited to people who have never owned a Sushi Dog before! Our last DTA was so much fun and a huge success, so this time we've made it even bigger...
There are 5 Sushi Dogs to try for, designed by our own MizAmy and Torotix!
There is also a raffle for group members, and the winner will receive a pre-made Sushi Dog designed by me! This design will be revealed at a later point in time, so feel free to join the group and enter if you wish!
The DTA runs from now until April 8.
If you have any questions, please comment on the group's journal, not here! ^^
Adventures in Moving!Finally! I'm all moved in! I took the weekend off to shuffle all my belongs around, and the place is starting to look like the Victorian-Gothic antique shop I'm used to. Really, I'm just excited about having an enormous black curio cabinet.For my curios. And I haven't even started hanging the 1 billion pieces of artwork I have stacked in the bedroom! I would complain, but it's really fun getting to decorate the way I want, and not having to clear it with the boy toy first. Skulls. Everywhere. I'm going to have Halloween decorations up year-round and blast as much sad classical music as I want! No one can stop me!Adventures in Moving!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In art news, I just got an e-mail from a company that's been on my bucket list since I was in middle school! I'm SO incredibly excited about this project! Of course, I can't say anything else about it, but trust me, if it all works out, it's going to blow your minds. Mhmm.
I've also been invited to participate in two real
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!
On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth.
Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
.confess;.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(i'd rather walk myself home, bare feet cold on pavement)
Myths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Results should be up within a weekMyths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yooooo Ky-nim here with another contest!
Ever wanted to try making the Myths of Unova cast wear an outfit you wished they wore? Want some shiny Pokemon for your X/Y game? If you said yes to any of those (esp the second one), we have a "Fashion Contest" for you!! Which may or may not be a way to keep ya'll distracted until the hiatus ends eheheh
Sounds like a fun contest and want to participate? Awesome! Here are some guidelines for the contest.
Draw any of the MoU cast (human, Pokemon) in an outfit that they would not normally wear!
Gijinkas of the Pokemon cast are allowed (dead 'mons too!)
Doing a crossover outfit entry is okay (i.e. KLK, SnK). BUT since creativity is part of the judging criteria (see below), please keep in mind that a entry with original outfits (or even outfits that take influence/reference to a show without copy-pasting) will be rated higher in that category.
Please keep all
Places XVIPlaces XVI1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned.
Hospice des vieillards 12 by yanshee
Into the Another World by AbandonedZone
Suicide Stairwell 2 by explicitly schlaf kindlein schlaf ... by FatmeBondage
stanza di ospedale by FatmeBondage last place ... by FatmeBondage
Elegy III by younghappy .: One of Us :. by oguzceng
237 by LukeMajewski Aftermath by LukeMajewski
The silence in between by PawelMatys
Supernatural PLZ Guide!Last Updated: 1/24/15Supernatural PLZ Guide!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The epic journey (25)The epic journey (25)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Onwards to victory!
A group of mysterious riders appear in the far distance of the internet. Gracefully galloping across the grassy knolls of deviantArt, racing against time itself
Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)To many people in comics, I only arrived a few years ago with Joe the Barbarian. Then came Hellblazer (completed in 2008 before I began working on Joe), American Vampire: SOTF, and finally Punk Rock Jesus. Once in a while someone will mention Off Road (an OGN I did with Oni back in 2004), but for the most part it seems like I've been published only these last few years when in fact I've been published professionally for a decade now.Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a plea to have everyone go back through my previous work--in fact, I'm glad that a lot of the books I've done over the years aren't on readers' radars. I'm proud of it all, but the books above are a nice, tight group of titles to be associated with. They're all in a similar brand, they're all recent, they all have good creators/publishers associated with them, and the artwork is mostly consistent. Go back further than that, and you'll see artwork that looks nothing like the stuff I'm doing these days. (Although Off Road still holds up to some de
Stolen ArtworkGood morning all my fabulous ghouls!Stolen Artwork3 years ago in Personal More Like This
China Glaze has formally apologized, and have personally apologized to me - for which I am extremely grateful. They're now going after the so called "artist" who ripped me off, and have offered me compensation, and a job! So rock on China Glaze! And thanks to all of you guys for your support, and the flaming messages sent to the company. I really think that all of the outrage opened their eyes as to what happened, and that caused them to reach out to me. Way to go creeps! I <3 you!
Here is the earlier post:
I have some unfortunate news this morning - I was alerted that the beauty supply company China Glaze has mutilated a few pieces of mine - and some from other artists as well - to advertise their Halloween nail polish collection "Wicked."
This is upsetting, not just because it's a horrendously bad Photoshop job, but because they didn't ask for my permission, or offer any compensation at all. It's disgusting, and I'm pretty hot a
MY CONTEST!!! :DUPDATE!!! I HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES!! It's now August 14 instead of August 7! More time!! Yay!!MY CONTEST!!! :D9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, thank you all for suggesting things for the contest!
So, I'm hosting a contest and is helping me judge it. She is also helping with the prizes for this (Thank you!!).
Okay, this is the contest. There are two options for the contest that you could choose from. Just comment to enter the contest! :3 Can't wait to see all the entries!
1. Draw one of my O.C.s in your style (I will have a list of my O.C.s to choose from)
2. Create a winged cat character that represents you and your style
NOTE: If you can't draw one of my O.C.s as the type of animal that they are, you can change it to an animal you can draw (No humans please!).
EX: Drawing one of my cat O.C.s as a wolf or dragon
1st place- 30 points, A drawing of an O.C. of their choice from me, An O.C.
CLOSED for Commissions and Suggestions Welcome.I will mention in a new journal entry when I open again, hopefully in January.CLOSED for Commissions and Suggestions Welcome.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm taking suggestions to what I can draw. Please leave them as comments to this journal, if you don't mind the fact that I haven't drawn 99.99% of the suggestions I have gotten in the past..
I cannot answer which suggestions I will draw, I will pick randomly from this and the previous journal.
I advice you to do a search on my gallery (the search window is on top of the gallery page) to see if I've already drawn something you like to see.
I WILL draw:
Fanart of any games/animes/etc. if there are links to references you can give me.
I probably WILL NOT draw:
>>Scenes from Fanfics and OCs (I'll draw them for commission)
>>Animals, Dragons alone
Good News, Bad NewsSo the good news is that the new technique of posting a preview image with a link to my website does indeed generate quite a bit more of extra activity to my ad revenue generating pages. From the few tests I’ve done so far I get on average an extra 2-3,000 views than when I post the comic on DA with a link.Good News, Bad News1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The bad news is that this means it’s in my best interest to post more stuff on my various websites, and not on DA. Which is problematic because I enjoy interacting with my fans here on DA far more than I do on my website. I like having everything kinda all together in one place and this new technique kinda disrupts that flow. While it’s in my best interest, it also kinda feels a little cheap and annoying.
Maybe I’ll be able to combine the two at some point, updating the older previews with the full comics/art like a few weeks down the road, but I don’t know. It’s also sadly likely in my best interest to update all my older strips that are still po
12 (book 1) + 14 (book 2) + 26 (second season) =52So As many of you already know. http://legend-of-korra.deviantart.com/journal/MORE-EPISODES-AFTER-BOOK-2-WHAT-314079826 Nick has announced on the eve of San Diego ComicCon 2012 that The Legend of Korra has been picked up for 26 more episodes!12 (book 1) + 14 (book 2) + 26 (second season) =523 years ago in Personal More Like This
We did it!
BIRTHDAY RAFFLEGUYS! Its WEDNESDAY!!!BIRTHDAY RAFFLE3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Guess what that means?!
Yup! Time to hold a raffle!
TO ENTER THIS RAFFLE:
Favorite this journal.
Make a journal/poll of this to spread the word
Comment bellow with a link to your journal/poll
You have 42 hours to claim your prize(s)
Must have at least 30 people participating to be able to do this raffle.
If I DiedIf you don't care - stop readingIf I Died9 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you would come to my funeral - fave this
If you would miss me - comment with a heart
Re-post this and see who your REAL friends are
Bolin and EskaJust to kick out the last journal... here you have a screenshot of Bolin and Eska ! I know it's a bit late for posting this, Bryan published it in his tumblr about 4 days ago... i haven't checked it lately...Bolin and Eska2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hmm... interesting... this could approve BolinxEska theory... xD. But, i just cant ship Bolin and Eska because... you know, Bolin is all energetic-goofy-GORGEOUS and Eska seems like the "Mai" of Legend of Korra.
Who knows, maybe a nice girl is behind that "androgynous creepiness"
And another interesting this to note is the background. I does not look like the south pole to me, it's more like they where in republic city. But both of them are wearing that big winter coats; it looks like the South pole has had a lot of reconstruction in the last 70 years...
What do you think about this?
Oh, and here you have a fan made animation based on that screenshot
The first impress
Beginners Guide to Creating Manga ArtBeginners Guide to Creating Manga Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "Beginner's Guide to Creating Manga Art", which I had an honor to participate in, is now on pre-order and will be released around 14th March 2013.
This book features many interesting tips and detailed tutorials from talent artists, starting from basic character design and progressing to full color images, in an increasingly popular art form Manga.
The price is £15.99 and the first 200 pre-orders will get an A5 Sketchbook and Mechanical pencil. Get your copy now at: http://shop.3dtotal.com/books/3dtotalpublishing/beginners-guide-manga.html#t1
My foray into the world of Skyrim... Day 8Day 8My foray into the world of Skyrim... Day 82 years ago in Personal More Like This
I stumbled upon a young treasure hunter and her sidekick. They were about to enter a temple and loot it and I joined their campaign. However her sidekick turned out to be corrupt and evil and I was forced to murder him. Learned a new word in the process but I felt pretty bad for the lady.
I then moved onwards in the direction of Dawnstar. Along the way I stumbled upon a couple's make-out camp. I don't know what else you'd call it. It was a tent overlooking a beach with two beds side by side littered with flowers and empty wine bottles. Pretty cold area to get frisky but... who am I to judge?
I'd been to Dawnstar before but this time I managed to trigger the quest to rid the nightmares that had been plaguing the city. After making it through the temple I was given the option to let Erandur complete his incantation to rid the miasma, or murder him and steal the evil skull. I kinda like the quests where evil is trying to tempt you but you're able to disobey their
Tip of the Day: FrustrationTip of the Day: Leaps in learning comes from working through great frustration. Gotta keep going!Tip of the Day: Frustration2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
what happened to zuko's mother?Dark Horse continued to up the "Avatar" ante with its graphic novel series "The Promise," which helps fill in the gap between the end of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Legend of Korra." Written by "American Born Chinese" creator Gene Luen Yang with art by Gurihiru Studios, the three-part graphic novel series wraps in September -- but that doesn't mean it's the end of Avatar Aang's adventures.what happened to zuko's mother?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This weekend at the American Library Association, Dark Horse announced Yang and Gurihiru will return for a second "Avatar: The Last Airbender" graphic novel series called "The Search," which explores the biggest unsolved mystery in "Avatar" lore: what happened to Prince Zuko's mother?
CBR News spoke with Yang, a longtime "Avatar: The Last Airbender" fan, about his work on "The Search," wrapping up "The Promise, his feelings about "Legend of Korra," the challenge of linking the two shows and their characters together and the return of Princess Azula. No release date at this time. Go look at this
Legend of Korra Season Finale LivestreamToday is the one-hour season finale of Legend of Korra with the episodes: Skeletons in the Closet (111) and Endgame (112).Legend of Korra Season Finale Livestream3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In "Skeletons in the Closest," premiering at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, Korra goes undercover as the war between benders and non-benders intensifies. In episode two, "Endgame," Korra faces the Equalists' mysterious leader, Amon, as the war in Republic City comes to a head.
Watch the Legend of Korra Season Finale Livestream Here
Airing in about 2 hours.
No new Korra for a couple of weeks. H.T.P.T.TSo, no new episodes of Korra for a couple of weeks. ("hopefully not for too long") We will have to wait and see of what will happen next on Korra. I don't know about you guys, but we need Korra. How to pass the time in between this no Korra period. Well, lets look at what will be happening now that Mako, Bolin, And Asami are going to be staying with Korra on Air temple Island.No new Korra for a couple of weeks. H.T.P.T.T3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Korra, Mako, Bolin, and Asami are Living in the same place.
With Tenzin, Pema, Jinora, Ikki, and Meelo.
With Jinora, Ikki, and Pema bothering Korra about Mako.
And Bolin bonding with the Airbening kids.
And Mako possibly having a conversation with Pema or Tenzin about Korra.
And Korra having her Airbening tra