Artists Toolbox: MarkersArtists Tool Box: MarkersArtists Toolbox: Markers2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So today I want to talk to you guys about one of my favourite colouring tools: markers. We've all seen them and used them, from the scented ones that some of us tried not to lick in grade 1 to the Crayolas that are everywhere to Sharpie Markers in the back-to-school section to the fancy markers that can only be bought in art supply stores. So here's what you need to know about markers
Cheap or expensive, easy to find or not, markers can be easily broken down into 2 types: water-based and alcohol-based. For the sake of simplicity, I'm going to stick with 4 of the most common brands of art markers: Sharpies, Prisma Colors, Copics and Lyra Aqua Brush Pens. Of these, only the Lyra markers are water-based; the other 3 are alcohol based.
Lyras, Copics and Prisma Colors tend to be double ended; one end tends to have a wider, wedge shaped tip and the other end typically has a finer tip or a brush. Sharpies are single ended
Artist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, CharcoalArtist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
It's Artist's Toolbox again! And it wouldn't be right if we skipped an article representing traditional media For today's topic I picked Pencil, probably the most traditional of them all. Even if you thought you already knew everything there is to know about pencils, give this article a shot, it might surprise you ! Besides pencils, I will describe Graphite sticks and probably my most favorite drawing tool, Charcoal. Final part of this article is a feature of very helpful Tutorials created by your fellow deviants, don't overlook Happy reading!
✎ 1. Pencil
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
Apologies for 3DS Swapnote/Letterbox SuspensionAs you may know, a few days ago Nintendo suspended 3DS's swapnote/letterbox (Depending on which country your from) system, due to users exchanging offensive material. What Letterbox is? its a software that allows you to write letters or draw doodles or attach pictures and send it to your friends. Its a great little fun software, I always liked Letterbox, I use it a lot to draw funny pictures of pikachu and top hats to friends. And... also for.. umm...... *deep breath 1 2 3* Ok. Ahhem, I am guilty of exchanging adult material to my 3DS buddy, :iconohgodwhyplz: and no Im not talking about naked photos of myself or anything like that ok! But of some sexy pics I found on the net... in 3D. Its mostly for laughs. its just interesting to see those 'pictures' in 3D. Also funny that we are using an innocent child friendly console toy for this purpose. SO JUST FOR FUN, me and my friend sent the sexy pics we found on the net to each other. THEN a day later, we get the news that Swapnote/LetterboxApologies for 3DS Swapnote/Letterbox Suspension1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That art thief SOB in the Artist AlleyOk here it is, the long awaited journal about that art thief guy at Animania a few weeks back, I promised I will write about it and here it is. I thought a lot about whether I should write about this because if its just a random art thief then I really don't mind dissing his grass.. but unfortunately that S.O.B also happens to be the brother of a High School friend of mine... :icontableflipplz:That art thief SOB in the Artist Alley1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This whole thing occurred in an anime convention that has been going downhill since a few years back, every year it gets worse and worse, to the point that I am now calling it Emptimania. It is no secret that the management is terrible, and that includes making sure that there are no bootleg stores around.... I don't know if they are just ignorant that there are bootleg stores there, or whether they dont give a duck because hey they get money from people getting a table. So anyway I was at the artist alley selling my things like usual, then a couple of tables down I noticed a guy, he looked fami
40 points (mini contest)40 points (mini contest)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone willing to draw my OCs for me? I'll give each of you 10 points if I like it c:
- fav this journal
- make a NEW journal about this
- DRAW DRAW DRAW
There will be 4 winners ;3
3 from me
Gets a month's feature
[Bullet; Pink] 2 [+fav] from me
[Bullet; Pink] 3 llamas
[Bullet; Pink] 2 [Added to my devWatch!]
[Bullet; Pink] Gets 2 weeks feature
[Bullet; Blue] Gets 6 [Points]
[Bullet; Blue] Gets 1 [+fav] from me
[Bullet; Blue] 2 llamas
[Bullet; Blue] 1 [Added to my devWatch!] (if already watched by me, then my friend will give you one.)
[Bullet; Blue] one week feature
[Bullet; Yellow] Gets 4 [Points]
[Bullet; Yellow] Gets 1 [+fav] from me
[Bullet; Yellow] 2 llamas
[Bullet; Yellow] 1 [Added to my devWatch!] (if already watched by me, then my friend will give you one.)
[Bullet; Yellow] 4 days feature
Artists Toolbox: Colored PencilsColored pencils are widely used as a fun and readily available art tool. I'm sure most if not all of us have tried our hand at colored pencils, even if it was only while we were children. While colored pencils may not be as respected as paints such as oil, acrylic or watercolors, colored pencils shouldn't be under-estimated in the impact they can and do have on the art world.Artists Toolbox: Colored Pencils1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Different Types of Colored Pencils
Wax based colored pencils are probably the most common and readily available types of colored pencils on the market. As with any type of colored pencil, these come in varying qualities and prices.
Oil based colored pencils in my experience are not as easy to find unless you are shopping online or in an art store. These colored pencils are excellent if you are planing on coloring on wood or another similar surface. Blending oil based colored pencils ca
Pokemon MemoriesWattup. Have you kids heard of a game/anime called Pokemon? Well well well grandpa Ry has a few tales to tell. Mostly about the early days of Pokemon, things you young kids might not know about. So without further ado lets talk Pokeman.Pokemon Memories2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was an invasion
It was one fine morning, little Ry had his breakfast before heading out to school, and on the TV was one yellow colored strange rabbit looking thing, what else was weird was that it was an anime. Now I was familiar with Japanese anime for a long time because I lived in Hong Kong for the first 8 years of my life, but seeing it on Australian TV was weird, and later on they even showed Dragonball Z on TV and I was like 'wait a minute am I back in Hong Kong? What the shiz is going on?' Anyway I didn't pay much attention to Pokemon, until I watched more and more episodes and before you know it, my classmates were talking about it, my church friends were talking about it, the games started appearing on shelves, Pokemon toys could be
100 Point Giveaway CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED!100+ WATCHERS??! Wow! I'd never thought I'd reach that many!100 Point Giveaway CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much everyone! So to celebrate, i'm hosting a giveaway! There will be one lucky winner leaving with 100 points from me
Follow these steps to enter:
1. Watch me
2. Favorite this journal
3. Make journal entry advertising this giveaway and Comment below the link to your journal
I will randomly choose the winner using Random.org
and the winner is.....
Points will be sent to you
Thanks everyone for joining!
Proof for the winner: http://sta.sh/012pxku7kbc8
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
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
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
12+3 Months Premium GA: Support an Artist [closed]Sooo here we are for another giveaway. It’s sooo funny to hold giveaways. I should find the way to host one every now and then for free12+3 Months Premium GA: Support an Artist [closed]10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some news before explanations and rules. (yes, no one will care my news, but I’d like to write something )
Thanks to a friend, now I have at least a decent homepage on my (never used ) website: www.adaman.it The "under construction" page has been removed and now there is a fantastic script showing a random selection of my photos - all taken during cosplay fairs or private photo set. Click on a photo to start the fullscreen view.
I want to cry, it's really beautiful I could not have done it without the help of Bob, the Chessmaster!
Speaking about photo sets, a note for italian cosplayers: I do photo set
600 Points Valentine Lottery [closed]Oh, well, it seems that February 14th should happen once a year.600 Points Valentine Lottery [closed]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was about to start another giveaway at the beginning of the year, but return to work was heavier than expected... I was quite busy and I still have a lot of photos to process
My Album of last Lucca Comics & Games is only half done And I already done a photoset (Korra + Mako) and another great fair (Novegro Festival del Fumetto) I need more free time
Some other news: on 19th December I got another Daily Deviation!
Special thanks to :iconmrs-durden: and :iconhomunculus888: for having suggested my work
Btw! :iconmrs-durden: is collecting prizes for Young Photo Club Group! If you are interested, please check this journal:
HALLOWEENIE CONTEST (CLOSED FOR JUDGING)The theme of the contest is a Halloween rendition of Little Red Riding Hood, involving our OCs -- Listed below with references.HALLOWEENIE CONTEST (CLOSED FOR JUDGING)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So for example, a character being a werewolf and the other Little Red in whatever take you want to do on it (horrific, cute, abstract... etc) - or however else you interpret the theme or want to portray it, of course as long as it sticks to it!
THE DEADLINE IS NOV. 8th
"Goodluck, and don't fuck it up"
(If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and please post your entries in the comments section in THIS journal!)
Must include at least one of each person's characters listed above in your entry. Preferably digital pieces, but traditional and if you're feeling ballsy enough to try out a cosplay we won't stop you, literature entries are also welcome; just be creative!No bases or traces, all original work pleaseNSFW is a-okay You may inc
AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 2Where was I? Oh yeah thats right there's MORE chinese traditions/practices that annoys the living hell out of me. You can read part 1 here http://ry-spirit.deviantart.com/journal/AND-I-RANT-CHINESE-TRADITIONS-303710943 . Alright here goes.AND I RANT! CHINESE TRADITIONS PT 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
SAY HELLO TO YOUR THIRD UNCLE'S WIFE'S MOTHER'S BROTHER'S SON'S STEP SISTER'S CAT'S COUSIN'S FATHER'S OWNER'S DAUGHTER'S SECOND BROTHER: Thats me in the middle (Not really) reading a book with a lot of relatives looking at me with their creepy faces. The thing is that all of those uncles has different unique titles, like 2nd uncle, 3rd uncle, 4th uncle. Then it can get more complicated like 2nd uncle's son, 3rd uncle's daughter. Then it can get even more complicated when you have to remember the title for relatives like your uncle's son's wife's mother's brother! And trust me even a complicated link like that has a unique title in chinese, and I am supposed to remember the title... Oh by the way as a duty from the youngest person in the family
Top Hats Icons and Frederator Studios PartnershipTop Hats Icons and Frederator Studios PartnershipTop Hats Icons and Frederator Studios Partnership1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yoyoyoyoyoyo Ryceballs how ya'll doin man. Just thought I'll update ya'll on wat ive been doing, sorry for the lack of new artworks cos I've been busy working on some stuff. So if you have only been following me here on DA, then you might've thought I been dead or something. Nah nah im as alive as a potato, I've actually been more active on Facebook cos Im working on a game and I've been uploading some characters concept art on there. So yeah thats what I wanna talk about today, other websites Im on other than Deviantart. Lets talk about them top hats you see down below!
Im not sure if you guys know this, but you can actually click on the top hats! And it will link you to the appropriate sites, Deviantart will be giving you a warning about how there are monsters out there, but do not worry the only monster you see is Ry-mon, the big hairy ugly Rynosaurus. RRRAAWWR.
ADOPT BLOWOUTI NEED 2854 POINTS TO GET MY GOALADOPT BLOWOUT4 months ago in Personal More Like This
THEREFORE I AM HAVING AN ADOPT MASSIVE SALE
ADOPTS THAT ARE 200 AND BELOW WILL BE 30 and adopts 2o AND BELOW WILL BE 5 PLEASE ADVERTISE THIS HAVE FUN
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Tales of the missing Car Park TicketThis happened two days ago when I had to go to a shopping mall called Westfield. I was there to receive my copy of Zelda Skyward Sword as well as trading in the frustrating Goldeneye Reloaded for possibly Skyrim.Tales of the missing Car Park Ticket3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The story begins as I drove to Westfield, got into the car park, its one of those car parks that requires you to get a ticket and if you are only there for 3 hours or less you wouldn't need to pay anything, then they charge you per hour after etc etc. My mind was still deep in thoughts about my grandfather's death that happened a few days ago so I wasn't really paying attention to what's happening around me. So I got into the shopping mall, got Skyward Sword, got rid of the stupid annoying Goldeneye Reloaded and traded it in for Skyrim. I then walked around the mall a little bit, went into Toys R Us and wandered around like a pedophile, I even went into the girls section for a bit (What? I like Monster High, don't judge me.) I spent around half an hour in the mall pretty much,
Eddsworld LogoDesigned the Eddsworld logo for the upcoming episode.Eddsworld Logo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Still working on the episode, it's taking a long time to do.. Wasn't able to work on it for a little while (don't ask, lol).
But everything is going fine now.
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
The Great OC Contest - Draw my OC's and win!THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!The Great OC Contest - Draw my OC's and win!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have already finished your entry, post it now! You have time up to midnight tonight, because tomorrow the jury (me, my sister and my father) will consult to choose the best ones and probably the results of the contest will be published.
Are you good at portraying people? Are you a fan of vampires? Do you like wolves or werewolves? Do you have a penchant for dragons and you like to draw? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you're in the contest for you!
Welcome to my first REAL contest on deviantart. (There was another, smaller, but that does not count ...).
This is a kind of statistical contest ... to the character that will be many times designed and therefore appreciated among my OC, surely will be granted to survive the final battle of the Way of Legends (or any battle).
But 'nuff said! I know you want to know the rules and priz
Skipping School for VideogamesHi there Ryceballs, its story time again. So come over and sit on papa Ry's lap, this will be fun. I'm gonna be talking about how I used to skip school to go home and play videogames, I used to do this a lot. Now before I begin I just gota say.... kids DO NOT skip school, get those grades cos you'll need them in the future! My grades at school were terrible, for good reasons too.. like this whole truanting deal for one. Im REALLY lucky that I am still alive today I swear. SO DON'T FOLLOW WHAT I DID, Im bad influence ok. Got that? GOODSkipping School for Videogames2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, the cool kids would skip school to bring their hot girlfriend home for some hardcore snogging. While kids like me would skip school, then go home to spend time rescuing Princess Zelda. My parents were really strict though, I was only allowed to play my 64 on the weekend and only an hour per weekday, I always wondered if they were actually Ganondorf's minions. Yo the princess needs to be saved wat r u doing?! What wins is that I liv
PROFIT MOTIVE VERSION 4.0 OUT NOW!Hi boys and girls, if you remember previously I joined a fan art contest for a game called Profit Motive. I was lucky enough to win some $$$ as well as having my character be IN the game. Yeah its pretty awesome sauce. Well Profit Motive Version 4.0 is out now and my character is in it Apparently I can be found in a few places in the game like the clothing store, I have yet to play it so I ain't sure what my role in the game is.PROFIT MOTIVE VERSION 4.0 OUT NOW!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway to download and play please go to www.profitmotivegame.com
And you can check out my character in the game's look.