SPIKE updatesJust thought I'd share with you guys some updates on the progress of finishing my "SPIKE" novel.SPIKE updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have asked me how it's going, when it will be published and stuff. I really appreciate getting asked these things because it shows that people are actually interested in my writings, and that it just such a great feeling
I've got two news for you guys today though: one bad news and one good news. Let's start with the bad news.
I haven't finished writing SPIKE yet.
And I honestly don't know when it will be finished - which oddly enough brings us to the good news:
I've made a new, major decision in the SPIKE story that I think a lot of you will be happy to hear. As usual I don't want to spoil too much, but there is a part in the story where Spike and Sam are separated from each other for quite a long while. At first I was planning on only writing from Spike's point of view, like, what he's experiencing during this separation period. I figured that since he's the main cha
SPIKE updates - nov2013Yesh, it's about time I gave you guys an update on the progress of my novel, "SPIKE".SPIKE updates - nov20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've gotten a lot of notes and comments asking when the book will be finished, how far I've come in the writing process, or how many chapters there are so far, and so forth... And I love getting questions like that, because that means people are interested in my work, many of which say they even love my work, and.. just wow, I mean, I'm completely honest when I say that it means a whole lot to me. And I'm serious when I say that without the support from you guys (you all know who you are <3 ), I would never have bothered continuing the SPIKE story. I would probably just have posted chapter 0, deleted it, and stuffed it all in a drawer and possibly even given up on the whole story-teller dream. Feedback is very important to me, which sounds very selfish, I know, but I used to be incredibly insecure of myself and everything I did. I had this dream of becoming a cartoonist to have my stories told, and
Oh holy wow! :DRemember the wolf tattoo I drew that I wanted to get tattooed on my chest?Oh holy wow! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I got an appointment with this amazing tattoo artist from Iceland, which is on June 6th. I wanted him to draw my wolf tattoo in his own style, and today he messaged me with a rough sketch of his version. And oh my God, you guys! It looks incredible! I wish I could show you, but I won't because I don't have the right to post someone else's artwork on my page and stuff, plus I want to let you guys wait until I've gotten it tattooed on me But the wings, they looked so realistic and so soft! And the wolf looked so kind and badass at the same time, and the details were just mind blowing! and holy wow, I seriously can't wait till June 6th
I love his version of the tattoo, and I'm very happy he could re-design it for me
He's a super-skilled artist, so I'm truly grateful he has the time to tattoo me. This tattoo is going to be so beautiful, I just know it! I'm gonna wear it so proudly,
this movie, omg... "Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki"this movie, omg...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
watch it. It's amazing, seriously.
(image found on Tumblr: http://evangelizer.tumblr.com/post/43670310560 )
It's about werewolves, yes, but not cheesy, stupid Twilight "werewolves" or whatever... These are my new favorite type of werewolves, and I'll probably never think of werewolves as vicious bad-guys ever again.
This was a beautiful story of a mother and her two children. I loved the story, really did. I even sort of started wanting to have kids on my own as well I mean, Ami and Yuki were so sweet, and funny, and realistic - personality and behavior wise.
And their mother was a fantastic character. I really, really liked how she was portrayed.
I could go on about how much I just loved this movie.. But I'll shut up and just recommend it to you all instead.
Do yourself a favor, and watch this incredible movie
an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :PI got a question the other day, about what dog breed Sam and Saunders in their anthro form is supposed to be.an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :P2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started answering the comment, but soon found out it would just end up being a looooong reply... And I thought, as I wrote, that maybe others would be interested in what breed they and their relatives are, as well as Spike's breed, some character origins, how the people (or anthro) in my little fictive universe views their fellow inhabitants, and a bit of history around this whole thing.
Therefore, I'm deciding on writing a journal entry about this.
The different breeds.
Saunders and Sam were originally, when I first created and designed them, supposed to be Golden Retrievers. Thus, they did in fact both have floppy, furry ears just like the Golden has. For some reason, I felt this made the characters look sad, so I changed - I think - Saunders' ears first to stand up just like a Terrier's ears. Sam's ears changed shortly after. I kept this change as I thought it ma
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just......this is probably stupid to write a journal about but, I'm writing more SPIKE chapters now, and I'm literally in tears at the moment. Not like 'lol that's funny, I'm in tears!', but like 'fudge, who's cutting all these onions?! ;_; *sniff* "just...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
And when I cry over a scene, a scene that I wrote myself - I mean, I never get this emotional over things I write! I had to just stop writing it for a while, because I'm at mum's place right now, and I don't want her to find me crying when she wakes up
I wish I could share this with someone XD
aw well... I'm writing again, though, so that's a good thing
Things seem to sort of connect more in the SPIKE story now, and I'm generally starting to feel, for once, that this could actually turn out to be a good story.
I just have to write everything down...
I have a big notebook that's almost full of plot details and such, then there's all the notes I have in my head. I just need to find the time to write chapters out of it
To all you aspiring artistsI just felt like giving a little motivational speech, based on some questions and feedback I've gotten from young, aspiring artists.To all you aspiring artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you say you look at my art and get inspired, and I just love hearing that because that's just what I want; to be able to inspire! It also inspires be back, because I know very well how it's like to work your butt off and not feeling you're getting anywhere. And I can relate when some of you say you actually lose all motivation when you see my work (or others' work, of course), because you feel you could never reach that same "level". I was there too, I've felt just like you guys! I have also had the nagging feeling that my art might not be good enough, but those thoughts are all stupid. Yeah, they are. I'll be rude enough to say that right now.
Art can be very frustrating in your "growth period", if I can call it that. And while being your own worst critic can help you grow, it can also tear you down and destroy everything called 'motivation'. So
Poopy 30 minute BIC pen drawing.Poopy 30 minute BIC pen drawing.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
~30 minutes, looks way more anime than I wanted it to. But I don't want anime, so maybe it doesn't? I don'y know. ANYWAY, I enjoy drawing with ball point pens, but at the same time I hate it! It's rewarding if AND ONLY IF you don't mess up. The left eye (her right) is all sorts of crappy. I think it was because of the binder ring throwing off my pen strokes. I quit before finishing her hair obviously, her mouth sucks, and nose is meh.
I need to go to sleep, haha.
Pegasus' Friend SafariType: BugPegasus' Friend Safari1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Friend Code: 2681-0281-5108
Plus, things I'm looking for in particular are:
-Psychic Safari with Espurr
-Grass Safari with Sawsbuck
-Normal Safaris with Minccino/Eevee
-Fairy Safaris in general
TipsА знаете ли вы что:Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(для тех, кто готов ответить "я знаю!!!" новый пункт в нагрузку )
1. Чтобы вставить иконку пользователя со ссылкой на него необходимо ввести
About my TMNT rantGot a long journal head of you. I tried to break it up a bit so you can skim parts.About my TMNT rant6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It appears some people were a little less than happy with the idea that I’m not going to see the new TMNT movie, yet have already formed a negative opinion about it. Some people, who don’t understand what the word means, are calling this “hypocritical” since I often ask that people try to see both sides of an issue, so taking a definitive stance here with (what appears to be to them) incomplete data is wrongheaded of me. So now I gotta write this journal to explain my actions better. Hope you’re happy ‘bout that...
It’s just a movie! Why does it matter?
Because it’s not JUST a movie. Movies do not exist in a vacuum. How well (or bad) a movie does informs YEARS of upcoming movies and careers. Thousands of people’s jobs are dictated on the whim of what the box office rankings are for opening weekend. A now famous example is Guillermo
anthro-expressions TUTORIAL on LiveStream----------EDIT-------------anthro-expressions TUTORIAL on LiveStream3 years ago in Personal More Like This
but I really enjoyed this stream thanks to everyone who watched and suggested stuff for me to draw ^^
you guys all rock!
I got a comment in which I was asked how to draw animal expressions.
I decided I'd go online on Livestream and do a little expression tutorial (anthro) rather than just presenting a wall of text that might be awfully troublesome and confusion to read through XD
So, yes, online on Livestream in a few minutes from now, and do an online EXPRESSION TUTORIAL! Where you can ask me to draw a certain expressions, and I'll explain and show how I draw the requested expressions.
I can start with drawing very basic versions, and then step by step show how to make them look a bit more advanced/realistic.
Hope this sounds interesting?
And you're all very welcome to watch!
my Livestream channel---> http://www.livestream.com/oomizuao?t=326859
Commissions December [closed]Commissions December [closed]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Soo, since Christmas is coming up (Or any other festival you celebrate, or don’t celebrate..), I decided to make a commish-special!
Please share this journal. I know that a lot of people can’t afford commissions and I want to give them a chance to get one too.
[I also lowered the prices since it’s Christmas after all.]
December 1 to 7 : Additional to your commission, you will receive a Fullcolored-Chibi-version of the drawn character(s) December 8 to 14: One additional character for free + you can chose one of my available Adoptables. (until I run out of them.) December 15 to 21: Your commission + a full colored waist-up Picture of the same character(s) December 22 to 29
did you know...Did you know Saunders has his own fan club?did you know...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HaloGamesFan and FoxeeLaLa made one for him, which to me was a really cool surprise..! It's very flattering to see my character getting so much love, and even a fan club, so that's really cool
And Saunders himself would probably be very surprised too to know about it ;D I bet he'd be all "what, a FAN CLUB, for ME?? what, why me? I'm not special... am I? Well, it's very nice of them anyways, that's for sure.. *tries to hide that he's blushing* "
here's the link to the fan club, if anyone wants to join
http://saundersfanclub.deviantart.com/ / :iconsaundersfanclub:
That's so sweet!I just found out I have a fan club...That's so sweet!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
here it is: http://oomizuao-fc.deviantart.com/
I found out about it just now, because I'd been requested to contribute with some art there, and while it's mighty nice to ask me that, I don't post my original art to any groups in general.. yeah, I'm weird like that, but I like keeping my art in one place.
Still, yes, it's incredibly flattering that someone created a fan club for me!
I'd never thought I'd see that, seriously..!
Herman Hesse "There is no escape. You can't be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you!"Herman Hesse1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey...So... *deep breath*Hey...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I find myself beautiful. I like the way I look... I like the way I look when I first wake up in the morning, I like the way I look when I'm too lazy to shave, I like the way I look when I can't be fucked to put on any make-up (most days.), I like the way I look when I feel like dressing up, I like the way I look when I smile, I like the way I look when I'm sad.
I don't look conventional. I've received a lot of negativity my entire life for this. That's fine. I'm accustomed to it.
I don't do any of this, to please any of you. Some of you like it, and that's wonderful, but it's never been, and wont ever be for you.
Something important to remember, is that you can't please other people in this world, and if you manage to please yourself, you should be happy with that. Because we're our own worst critics, because we know ourselves the best.
If you're scared to be you, because someone has shamed you, and indicated that who you want to be is
Just wanted to share this...First off, thanks for all the feedback regarding the contest! I'll definitely arrange one, and it will most likely have to do with my characters, but I'll write more about this later, because..Just wanted to share this...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This year, I've been working on a comic that's been published and will be in stores here in Norway on monday. And before you start wondering; no, it's not about Spike (sorry). What I've done is I've illustrated a 30 page Christmas comic that Tonje Tornes wrote the manuscript for, based on the "Stompa" series which was hugely popular in Norway back in the 60's I believe it was -- 50's - 60's ish, if I remember correctly -- which again is based on Anthony Buckerigde's "Jennings" series. But the Norwegian translations by Nils-Reinhardt Christensen turned into this huge success, and the Stompa-movies even sold better than a James Bond movie back then! So, well, it was a big thing, and I got the honor of illustrating the first ever comic about Stompa. And not just a comic, but a Christmas comic
To all my watchers, fans and visitors...I wanted to write this little journal entry to just thank every single one of you for all the support and love I've been getting.To all my watchers, fans and visitors...9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, you guys all mean so much to me, and I'm not just saying that! I really mean it!
Ok, I've probably said this before; but if it hadn't been for you guys, the SPIKE novel and that whole project of mine might not have been continued at all. And, well, yes, I know I haven't uploaded anything in forever, but I never gave up on the novel, I kept on working on it, figuring out details, planning the future chapters, editing, and so on.. and that's all thanks to you guys and the feedback you've given me!
I am truly grateful for that. I really, really am...!
And I'm sorry for not replying to all of your lovely comments, notes and such... I do read it all though, and I appreciate it all, and I wish I had the time to actually reply to every single message I get from you, but it's not all that easy.... But as said, I read them all, and I love all the love you'
SPIKE stickers?I've actually had this idea for a while, but never thought seriously about actually doing something with that idea..SPIKE stickers?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was thinking... Would anyone be interested in buying stickers of my characters?
4 or 5 inch tall stickers of each character, probably even with three or more versions of some of the characters (like kid Sam, young teen Sam, older teen Sam). The characters would be drawn in a chibi-like style.. not like the ones I previously drew that had really creepy, hollow eyes... But more like the Cain paperchild I made, or the Spike paperchild with the christmas hat.
Hang on, I'll find them...
This type of chibi-style and with white edges around them (because personally I think the white edge would make it look pretty neat). Perhaps a wider edge though, but something like this.
The stickers would be of high quality. I've already found a company that prints stickers in any size and shape, in high
soon...I just noticed I've almost got 800,000 pageviews!! So, should I do something special to celebrate? Like a.. oh, what do they call it... "kiriban"? What IS a "kiriban" anyways? *feels stupid for not knowing*soon...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggestions for ways to celebrate the forthcoming change of pageview counts, leave a comment ^__^ I want to thank you guys and show how much I appreciate you all I just can't really think of anything to do to celebrate sorry..
But if a kiriban is like, someone taking a screenshot of the 800,000 pageview and show it to me, and then to celebrate I draw them something, then that sounds like fun to me :3 What do you think?
Kiriban at 800,000?
JollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma WatsonJollyJack made this cute comicJollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma Watson4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly what confuses me are people writing up “Shots Fired!” comments under the artwork. That makes no sense to me. Is it because he draws “sexy” things and people just assume that I’m against “sexy” things cuz I make feminist-slanting comics from time to time? If that’s their beef, then they’re idiots and lack simple comprehension skills necessary to form accurate conclusions based on things I’ve said. Especially since I’ve said that not only do I like sexy artwork and characters, but that I like JJ’s work and have no issues with it what-so-ever. Anyway... ENJOY THE CUTE CARTOON!
So there’s this YouTuber named Sam Pepper who does viral prank videos. Recently he did a series of videos where he pinched the butts of various people, both men and women. In the videos it appears unprovoked and very invasive of random st
kiriban-reminder (bump)Just a friendly reminder that I've set not just one, but TWO kiribans!kiriban-reminder (bump)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you're the 1,000 000th pageview, then take a screenshot of it and send it to me (preferably in a note) and you'll receive a reward!
And if you're the 999 999th pageview, take a screenshot of that too, 'cause there will be a reward for you as well
1,000 000 pageview caught = 12 month premium membership and a free sketch commission!
999 999 pageview caught = 6 month premium membership and a free sketch commission!
I know it's a bit early still to remind you guys of the kiriban, but... *shrug* why not?
Good luck everyone!
(oh, and there will be a contest sometime in the hopefully not too distant future, I just have to figure out all the details and stuff first... But in the meanwhile, I think a kiriban might be fun :3 )