Why I DON'T Ship JelsaNote: The following essay is an OPINION. Can’t handle it? I refer to the back button in the top left corner.Why I DON'T Ship Jelsa1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is not meant to offend any shippers, I just felt the need to express my point of view. I will try to be as respectful as possible, however please note that I am also very blunt. Can’t handle that? I once again refer you to the top left corner.
I don’t expect anyone to stop shipping Jelsa because of this. I know that people will ship whatever they want regardless of what I say, and that’s fine. But if you don’t mind someone’s opinion, then please take some time to read this.
One last thing: Please read the ENTIRE essay before commenting. Thank you.
Why I D
Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter by American McGeeHi all!Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter by American McGee2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many of you are aware of the Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter. For those who aren't, I would like to make you aware of it! American McGee has acquired film rights to the "Alice" property and is ramping up for a series of animated short films featuring our favorite tortured, blood-soaked heroine. The Kickstarter is within its last 66 hours of funding and needs your help to become a reality!
Please visit the Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter page to check out the video, and throw money at it! If you are unable to fund then please at least pass on the message to friends and other fans.
I love ALICE and the world that American McGee and Spicy Horse have created, and I hope they reach their target goal - we need more madness in this world!
Why I ship Jack/ElsaI ship Jack/Elsa because not only does their relationship make thematic sense, it's believable and much more so than Jack Frost with Rapunzel. Jack and Elsa have sisters they would spend eternity alone for. Elsa would definitely learn to let loose with Jack around. She doesn't want to be left alone. She ran away because she had no other choice, because she wasn't understood, and because she didn't want to harm anyone with her powers. Unless you've been in their shoes before, how do you help someone the most? Enter Jack Frost, who can help Elsa realize the error of her ways by reminding her how to have fun again by being playful with her and Elsa retaliating by just being herself. Their personalities complement the other nicely so this works well without a flaw. It's a match made in Heaven. Jack is also older than Elsa by being immortal.Why I ship Jack/Elsa2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's also said that they created the Polar Vortex of 2014.
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
RWBY OC TemplateHey guys~! Prince here~! :iconsatoshiwaveplz:RWBY OC Template1 month ago in Personal More Like This
As promised, here's the RWBY OC template I asked about to you guys~! Without further ado, let us begin~!
[EDIT]: Please be sure to credit me when you use this~!
Introduction: Give your character an interesting intro.
As the sun rises, a boy with a scarf sits on a boulder near a cliff, watching the beautiful view. When he stands up, he equips his weapons behind his back, smiles, and jumps off. [Katsuo's intro]
A young girl wanders around a small village and catches her eye from the narrator's view. She comes closer and curiously pokes at th--- H-Hey! Stop it! I'm narrating! [Patricia's intro]
Name: The name of your character. Make sure you follow Monty's color naming rules... What do you mean you don't know the rules? According to the rules, "Characters in RWBY must be: 1.) A color, 2.) Something that sounds like a color, 3.) Something that means a c
A decision of my lifetime.With the passing of Monty Oum, and me listening to several tracks from The Last Of Us… I have decided on something big. Something that I know Monty would want me to do. Would want all of us to do.A decision of my lifetime.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And that’s to follow our dreams, even if they don’t work out the way we want them to… What I’m saying is this: I’m going to try my damndest to get to Rooster Teeth. I’m going to save up for RTX. Save up for more equipment. And I’m going to show Burnie what I can do, show Rooster Teeth what I can do… In honor of Monty.
Monty…he’s been a big influence in my life, and one of the main reasons why I still practiced drawing, and that's not even a majority of what I do. I video edit, I help make machinima, I voice act every now and again. Hearing of his passing is heartbreaking to me…he loved what he did and in turn I loved what I did. Because we have such creative minds.
Guys and gals, if you have an idea: go for it. If you hav
The Real Story on SOPA 2013/Section 201Edit 3/14/2014The Real Story on SOPA 2013/Section 2012 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've finished my final writeup!
And my friend did a petition that covers my points:
Are you here about SOPA 2014? I'm still working on my write-up of the latest SOPA Scare. Most of the research is done, and I am in editing/petition hunting now. If you'd like to see what I have, and maybe even help, the link is here:
Please do not use the article you're looking at now, "The Real Story on SOPA 2013/Section 201," to figure out the current situation. It has NOTHING to do with the two things that have people crying that SOPA is back this time.
EDIT 3/12/2014: This article is OUTDATED and does not apply to the latest "SOPA scare." I'm hoping to write up a more detailed article on the new SOPA, but last I checked research was light, and these things take time.
The new SOPA is more
Listen to my cover of 'Let it Go'So, thanks to my friend heeyjayp17's help, I was able to post my cover of Let it Go on Soundcloud. ^^Listen to my cover of 'Let it Go'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's the shorter version, not the full song, and I admit I'm a little flat in some parts, but I hope you like it.
Here's the link --> https://soundcloud.com/perrytheplatypusgirl/let-it-go-cover-1
Don't forget to comment!! (on this journal, plz. :3)
Side note: You might have to turn up the sound a little higher to hear it properly. sorry about that
Call to Artists!RoosterTeeth is holding a call to artists for RWBY fanart! Your art could appear in the next RWBY DVD, on an RT gallery page, or even on the show itself!Call to Artists!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You'll need an RT account (which is free!) to enter. Upload the image to your Image Gallery on the RT site, then go to the contest page (linked below) to submit it:
A quick summary of the rules:
You may submit as many pieces as you want. The higher the resolution, the better. At this time, only pieces depicting canon elements of the series are requested (which means no OCs).
For more detailed information, check out Gray's journal about the contest here:
While you're there, be sure to check out Lazer Team and RWBY production diary 4 if you haven't already!
another copy-cat + my 2 cents on the issueUpdate:another copy-cat + my 2 cents on the issue1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I filed a DMCA notice and her picture got taken down - as it should be. Hopefully the same will happen to the other ones she copied/edited.
First of all: The point of this journal is not to call anyone out to go harras that copycat- don't do that! That's childish and doesn't help anyone and could get any harraser into trouble with the law and dA administration. Right now I just wish people to look out for this person because she is a repeat-offender.
Again: DO NOT HARRAS HER! please, let us all be the bigger person and try to deal with this BS like adults.
I usually check dA submissions considering Transformers once a day to see whats new and from time to time I stumble over pictures I know - not because I made the particular one but the one it was referenced and/or copied from. As an artist, if you spend time on an image you recognize certain aspects of it - for me I usually recognize poses because I have a certain way to do them, especially females, and seeing them somewhere
Silent Manga Audition awardsPortfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrSilent Manga Audition awards2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
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The results for the Silent Manga Audition awards came out today, and I'm supper happy to announce I'm one of the grand prix runner ups (I'm 4th).
You can read my story here.
There is an important story behind my entry that I would like to tell.
Sometime after my mom passed away, I thought I wanted to draw something and dedicate it to her. I thought of
OFFICIAL GROUP RULES!What we will NOT accept!OFFICIAL GROUP RULES!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Any art we find to be homophobic, sexist, racist, etc.
-Screenshots or demotivational posters
-Gifs from the show (your own animation work is fine!)
-Memes, with the exception of "Draw This Again" memes.
-Poorly drawn/written art.
-Pictures of RWBY merchandise that you purchased from Rooster Teeth or other people. However, if you are selling RWBY merch and are just trying to advertise it, that is fine.
-OC silhouettes. We get TONS of these, to the point of being ridiculous. We ask that you submit one group picture of your OC team in the classic layout.
-OC character profiles. We get them too much.
-Images created using bases. This includes the Velvet Scarlatina base from Monty Oum himself.
-Works on lined paper. Please,you don't have to use high quality artist paper, just use computer paper, ANYTHING BUT NOTEBOOK PAPER.
What we will accept!
-Sketches and lineart. However, only submit those if you don’t plan on completing the piece to
''Bahrainham''?Unsurprisingly, after the murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists last week: media hysteria is higher than normal, with news networks reporting on virtually nothing but counter terrorism plans.''Bahrainham''?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Joke news network Fox was clearly so caught up in it all that they went into full reality meltdown, claiming that parts of Britain had become no-go areas for non-Muslims, and that “Muslim Religious Police” were patrolling parts of London, attacking anyone who did not conform to Islamic law.
Birmingham, they said, was a city populated purely by Muslims, and people not of that faith just didn’t go there…..which was news to me. I live just outside it, I venture in on a weekly basis and, as far as I am aware, I am not a Muslim.
The, clearly bat-sh*t, journalist that made these insane accusations was immediately pointed to and laughed at by, well, everybody, and went on to apologise for his “terrible error”.
The Master Guide to Drawing AnimePortfolio | Golden Nights | Pixiv | Twitter | TumblrThe Master Guide to Drawing Anime6 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Preorder it from Amazon now!
I worked on this how to draw manga book by Christopher Hart along with these great artists:
:iconero-pinku: :iconayameshiroi: :iconbeiron: and Tina Francisco (I don't know if she has a DA).
The book is available for preorder now in Amazon. It comes out in March 2015.
It has tutorials for anatomy, eyes, illustrations step by step, etc. We
CONTEST #2 - 'SCARY' FNAF - CLOSED - WINNERSAs usual, there's a lot of FNAF-tastic art that was submitted, and many more deserve to be featured. The top 10 winners list below is basically what's appeared on mod's top 10 lists the most frequently. We had six mods/judges submit their picks. As typical with a lot of entries, there wasn't a lot of crossover with mod's top 10 votes - so something that was #1 on a mod's list might not have appeared on another mod's top 10. (I could've let the members decide the winners through a poll, but in the past with comps for other clubs, it's been skewed since a lot of people round up their watchers to vote for them). Because there really are many entries that are fantastic, please thank everyone for their hard work by faving any entries you like: http://fivenightsatfreddys.deviantart.com/gallery/53889231/COMPETITION-Scary-OPENCONTEST #2 - 'SCARY' FNAF - CLOSED - WINNERS4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I gotta say that it was hard to know if people created art specifically for the comp as opposed to having drawn it anyway and submitting it t
RWBY OCs and How to Make Them the Best They Can Behttp://www.springhole.net/writing/marysue.htm (Link will take you off dA, obviously, but the site is safe, don't worry!)RWBY OCs and How to Make Them the Best They Can Be7 months ago in Personal More Like This
In the course of creating OCs, I've discovered in my (far too many) years that sometimes we lose sight of what makes an Original Character good. It should always be an endeavor in creating something original, natch, and something that adds to the atmosphere/spirit of the world we're making the character for.
For RWBY especially, we've even been provided with a few tips from the creators themselves, which is rather rare in the world of fanfic and OCs. I've found that the naming guide ( http://i.imgur.com/3dSobzB.png ) has helped immeasurably in making a theme-appropriate character.
I love the RT staff and how they interact with the fandom, so don't waste the info you're provided!
FNAF dA contests and FNAF group list!(more contests added)FNAF dA contests and FNAF group list!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please see this folder for FNAF contests in various groups around dA, and also a list of groups! Note that we're not too selective, so if you want your group listed, please comment. (we're probably not going to add porn-related groups)
(listed according to deadline)
Deadline: July 19
Deadline: July 19
[Bullet; Yellow] Theme: Kawaii Animatronics
Deadline: July 23
[Bullet; Yellow] Theme: Springtrap/Golden Freddy AU
RIP Christopher LeeLegendary actor, Christopher Lee, has died at the age of 93.RIP Christopher Lee2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Though the man starred in epic film franchises, like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, he was always associated with Hammer Horror. Specifically, Dracula, whom he played on numerous occasions. The Hammer connection led to him being given roles in many of Tim Burton’s movies; Burton being a die hard fan of the style and genre.
Having generally been the bad-ass face (and voice!) of super-villainy for 50 years, the British had no choice but to knight him, and he became Sir Christopher Lee in 2009.
A lIsT oF AWESOME PeOpLe WhO mAkE mY lIfE AWESOMEThis Is The List Of The AWESOME People On DA THEAWESOMEPEOPLEWHOMAKEMYLIFEAWESOMEnot in orderA lIsT oF AWESOME PeOpLe WhO mAkE mY lIfE AWESOME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~:iconStrawberryKonekechan: ~:iconAssassiniSpice: ~:iconXAllxAmericanxHeroX: ~:iconNaruto-Shippuden2000: ~:iconxXDarkH3nterXx: ~:icontheyoungabstracter:~:iconx-nightfire-x: ~:iconSunukee: ~:iconSilverFickle: ~:iconKazuyaLord: ~:iconMisaoKurumi: ~:iconDragonRider13025: ~:iconREC-IN:
~Van (You're dominationDiva):icondivaplz:
Can Advertising Be Art?Can Advertising Be Art?4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Be Art? A Community Roundtable
Can advertising be art?
Don Draper seems to think so. If you’re familiar with TV’s “Mad Men” — the second half of its final season begins airing in April — you know that one of the central conceits of the show’s plot is sparked when Don, the protagonist, has his artistic integrity challenged or questioned by uninitiated, small-minded clients. With a little foresight you can ask t
Look who's backDun dun duunLook who's back1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Missed me? 8D
Ohh yes you read right!
Curious Cucumber is finally back in business!
This naturally means it's high time for me to comment all the awesome art stored in my inbox and reply comments and notes and stuff...
however I'm going to be visiting our summer cottage and friends the following weeks - so I have no idea how active I will be.
But at least I have now couple of days to stay up late in skype and dive back into the amazing world of DA!
Actually I arrived already on Thursday but during the weekend I was dead busy with my father's 50-birthday party (which was an awesome party btw)
and then with going to see the Age of Extinction with EternalBakemono (which was okey, I loved Bee but otherwise there was too much pretty much everything)
plus unpacking all my stuff, washing almost every item I had there with me in 60 degrees, cleaning my room and arranging my PC back to working condition (it was apparently very offended since I
DeviantArt Mobile App Now AvailableThe App Is HereDeviantArt Mobile App Now Available8 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
What's to Come
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The DeviantArt Mobile App moves the experience to hand-held devices exposing a full range of exciting, fresh, and culturally relevant content. Browse endless streams of content as well as communicate with and submit to the community 24/7 with the DeviantArt Mobile App.
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Norroen's influence mapHere are some fantastic artists here on DA that have greatly influenced me in various aspects of my own work! Of course, sometimes my stuff looks rather silly compared to theirs, but I keep learning.Norroen's influence map6 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconisriana: Humour and comic style:
:iconslayersyrena: Humour and elven noses ink lineart:
:iconheiwako: Character development:
:iconariakitty: Narrative style:
:iconfoolishlittlemortal: and :iconmakiloomis: Digital colouring techniques: