Seek and you shall findHiya Ryceballs, oh my god what an insane couple of days. I don't even know where to start I really don't, it has to do with papa Ry, my dad. It has been an emotional roller coaster for him and this whole event is kinda like a joke now when I think back on it. OK long story short, he was afraid he's gonna be jobless, pretty much he left his old job to work in a 'better' job only to find out that this better job has an even more unreasonable boss bla bla bla I don't wanna get into full details for his privacy's sake. So now he wants to quit this current job and go back to his old job and im like 'ARE YOU FREAKIN JOKING ME?! YOU JUST LEFT! AND NOW U WANNA GO BACK?!' Like how embarrassing would that be right? But he says he has no other options and no other jobs out there, so I told him to look for jobs online and he's like 'Oh nah it won't make a difference'. :I This is coming from a man who doesn't know how to turn off an ipad. So I told him a true story I read... I thought it hasSeek and you shall find2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creating a Beautiful Fractal ImageThere are so many beautiful fractal images in the art world...Creating a Beautiful Fractal Image2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...and the ones here at Deviant Art are no exception! The images are as diverse as each person who creates it. I am a lay-person on the subject when it comes to explaining the art itself. Simply put...fractals are based on Mathematical Equations. The how and the why of this explanation still eludes me, but the beauty of the images keep my creating them. For information about the underlying mathematics check this Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractals
This journal will look at the elements that go into creating a beautiful Fractal Image, rather then the complexity of the base mathematics.
I did not come to these thoughts about the "Perfe
The Artist's Toolbox: TypographyFor more info on this week, please refer to The Artists Toolbox - Schedule at projecteducateThe Artist's Toolbox: Typography2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this toolbox you will find helpful tips for digital typography. For those of you new to the topic, let's start with a short explanation
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible.
Pretty simple, eh? Basically as you are reading this you are "reading typography". What I will refer to in this article is digital artistic typography, though. This is not the everday typography you see on street signs, books or on websites.
It can be anything! Which is amazing and scary at the same time
Here's a little overview of this article:
Read tutorialsGet your hands o
300 Watchers Art GIVEAWAY (closed)wooo, i'm at 300 watchers now (!!)300 Watchers Art GIVEAWAY (closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
thank youuuuuu *U*
this isn't that big, but i'm giving away 2 waist-up marker doodle things that will be mailed to the winners
i'll be using random.org to pick 2 people
-must favourite this journal
-MUST BE WATCHING ME (new watchers can join too)
-for mailing purposes, i need your address so if you're underage, please get guardian permission to give away your address
GIVEAWAY ENDS ON JUNE 22 (whenever i check on that day)
i'll give winners 3 days to reply for what they want to be drawn
this isn't a rule but if you request a character from a series i know
it will most likely be drawn faster and better
if winners do not reply within 3 days, their prize will go to another person
thanks again guys!
good luck on finals if you haven't done them already ;u;
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 Incident2 years 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 Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
OK so was the Cintiq what I expected? Well pretty much yea. Its a nice little screen th
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 Alley2 years 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
Top Hats Icons and Frederator Studios PartnershipTop Hats Icons and Frederator Studios PartnershipTop Hats Icons and Frederator Studios Partnership2 years 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.
Let's do a raffle, guys! -CLOSED-NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED! Thank you for commenting! I shall get down to putting all the names into random.org tomorrow!Let's do a raffle, guys! -CLOSED-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All new comments will not be counted!
Good luck everyone! uwu
I've decided since I love doing these style of journal dolls so much:
I've decided to hold a little raffle/giveaway so I can practice them more, and to spread the art around! x3
I got me a few rules here:
- to enter you must comment on this journal!
- you must be watching me! (I'll be checking!)
- if you unwatch me after entering, I'm gonna take that as you watched me to get free stuff so I will block you and no longer allow you to participate in any other raffles I hold.
- I will be picking 3 winners at random on the site random.org.
- be warned, I have a busy life and a long to do list, so apologies if your prize is late! ;;
There will be three winners, and all will receive a Journal Doll in that style for free!
I can dr
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
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 Suspension2 years ago in Personal More Like This
update: CONTEST. CLOSED!!<UPDATE><10/31/2013> the contest is now officially CLOSED!! thanks for those who have participated both in submitting entry and giving prizes. i really appreciate that :''') i had to stay over at a friend's house because the friggin internet is dead (real halloween is in town, speaking of halloween i went skating with costumes with fellow skaters yesterday lol) in my apartment goddammit i paid an unreasonably pricey rent there :1 anywayssss i'm gonna announce the winners tomorrow afternoon (cause i'm gonna be at school so yeah internet) staaaayyyy tuned! </UPDATE>update: CONTEST. CLOSED!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
<UPDATE><09/27/2013> i think i'm gonna extend it a lil bit more, sorry guys i know it's unfair for some of you. the new deadline would be 30 october 2013 i'm a little busy right now that i'm back from holiday, haven't replied comment etc etc and haven't updated the entries as well ;; i'll get back to you again soon!</UPDATE>
Sonic Contest! (Open)Hi Everyone!Sonic Contest! (Open)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
It's been ages since I made a contest, I really wanted to do one again. They're so incredibly fun to hold!
The subjects are:
I feel like there needs to be WAY more Sonic Boom Sonamy on DeviantART. Never enough Sonamy. Ever.
Okay so, I'm gonna add this to the contest. You can now also draw my ocs if you wish. - and if you don't ship sonamy also.
Kira the Chipmunk
Salt the Polarbear (Almost always seen with pepper)
Please try to keep them in character!
You have an equal chance at winning with both boom sonamy and my ocs.
Please, Once you have submitted your drawing, note me/comment the entry! Don't rely on the 'mentions' through dA
My 3CHiya Ryceballs, today I wanna talk about three amazing artists that has inspired and motivated and kinda shaped who I am as an artist today, all three of them has a Deviantart account so you can check out their stuff if you like. And all three of them so happen to have their name starting with C, how about that huh? So I guess a tip is if you wanna become an amazing artist, change your name to something starting with C. Ry is also fortunate enough to know all three of them over time and likes to think of them as my senpais.My 3C2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chances are if you are on Deviantart long enough you probably have come across his work already since he's been active on Deviantart for 10 years and he's like a megastar in the art universe. When
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
Secret Santa Game!Hey faithful watchers and Professor Layton LoversSecret Santa Game!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I was thinking - it's nearly Christmas and this is a time for giving and joining together as a community!
Soooooooo - I thought we could play a little game this year!
Our group - :iconitremindsmeofalayton: will be hosting a Secret Santa event!!! :iconexcitedplz:
It's quite simple!
All you have to do is create for us a lovely picture of an OC. BASICALLY A FREE ADOPTABLE! YOU DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR ORIGINAL OCS!
Now this OC can be Prof. L related (of course) or a random doodle - whatever you like, any type of media you like!
And here comes the fun part!
Enter your name as a comment bellow (give us a Christmas cheer or whatever you like - just let us know in the comment if you want to enter, and how many entries you are considering)
Submit your entry before our DEADLINE: 24th DECEMBER (Yes, Christmas Eve people - because I am apparently a very lonely
So glad voting is over ..For all Ryceballs outside of Australia, be happy that voting is not mandatory for you. Ok if you didn't know this, in Australia if you don't vote you'll get fined. So even if you do not care about what happens in the government or your town mayor/leader/guy or whatever it is called (Like me), you STILL have to make your way to the nearest voting place to vote. Well I had to do exactly that today.So glad voting is over ..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thats me in the middle confused as hell as to what I am doing there in the voting booth. I made a poll last week asking what the public think about this topic, whether voting should be mandatory or not, and 69% of you guys thinks that it SHOULDN'T be. (Wow 69). And I agree with ya'll 69%. I think it should be the people's right whether they want to get involved with our government mess or not, NOT FORCING US TO DO IT. Its especially annoying when you are out of town that weekend or you are just wayyy too busy to go. I myself travels a lot so its a hassle for me. Not only that but you ju
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 Ticket4 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,
Pony Plush Toy Giveaway!!!Nerdy Knitter Designs Free Pony Plush Giveaway!!Pony Plush Toy Giveaway!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. you must repost the contest to the front page of your DA
2. you must be a watcher
3. you must make a comment on my journal
4. you must have ONLY one entry per person
Winner will be chosen randomly on August 3rd! The winner must contact me within 24 hours to claim their prize, if not another will be chosen.
Overseas DA are welcome as well!
Winner can choose any of the main six, background pony, or OC as long as it's not overly complicated and is a mare. It can be a normal size pony or a filly, whichever you prefer.
Thank you everypony and good Luck!
Edward ElricEdward Elric : :iconfullmetalalchemist:Edward Elric3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(CLOSED) OC's NeededHiyo everyone~ (This journal scrolls down!!)(CLOSED) OC's Needed2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you may know that I recently made a new OC called Salt the Polarbear.
So Salt lives in a Village in Ice Cap Zone.
Not like a super old village, more of a modern village yet the houses are still made of wood and such.
I need oc's to fill Salt's village. They won't really have much of a use besides being a name filler for the people in the Village. Although they may appear in short comic strips I do or pictures that involve Salt.
The village was created by people who would rather live alone than being in a city or something, these people prefer to be secluded although very social with their village members.
These OC's do not have to look like they're from the cold weather (polarbear, penguin, wolf), any type of character is fine. Although they will need warm clothing.
So really, all I'm asking is for you to comment ocs of yours that I can use to fill up the village a bit more. Just a
EB expo Sydney 2012 (WITH PHOTOS)So me and :iconhehalana: and :iconnabari: went to EB expo last Sunday, it was good thing we chose Sunday and not Saturday because not a lot of people were there so we got to try lots of games and get a lot of free stuff the booth people were trying to get rid of. We even got like a whole stack of Mickey Mouse stickers it was amazing. I cosplayed as Kato from the Green Hornet, I couldn't breath properly the whole day cos the mask was squishing my nose.. Alana cosplayed as Aigis from Persona 3, Nabari as Sakura from Street Fighter, three unrelated cosplay. For those who don't know what EB expo is, its pretty much like a miniature version of E3, there was no Miyamoto, there was no Kojima, but we did get Ed Boon and Charle Martinet (The voice of Mario) so it was good enough for me.EB expo Sydney 2012 (WITH PHOTOS)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also entered my 'Sorry we're Closed' artwork for the Fanart vs Artboy contest. It sat nicely in the gallery area, and I will know the result whether I have won or not on sunday, there are lots of great entries
Wii U games Where U at?!The following is a rant about Nintendo and the videogame industry now days in general :'I Warning its a big wall of texts, Nintendo.. water u doing....Wii U games Where U at?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might as well begin with an apology for a journal I posted half a year ago back in December 2012 about the misleading fun and joy I had with the Wii U. I say misleading because at the time yes I was having lots of fun with games like New Super Mario Brothers Wii U and Scribblenauts Unlimited and Nintendoland. And sure! They were great fun, I mean those are games that I have finished already (after like a month, cos its so freakin easy! Difficulty level where did you go) but I might still one day go back to it and replay it from the beginning just for fun's sake, but then now what..? Its mid May 2013 and there hasn't been any new games that ain't either cross platform or ones I ain't interested in. And trust me if the Wii U game is cross platform I would definately get the PS3 or 360 version because 1) The controller's more comf