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.
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
Difference between selling Art and selling MeatGreetings Ryceballs. Today I am gonna be talking about the differences between selling art and selling meat.Difference between selling Art and selling Meat2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is absolutely fascinating how different the two can be! :iconyoudontsayplz: ... Well first of all, an artist likes their work to be appreciated and let the audience see for themselves whether they want to buy their artwork or not. While a butcher (ESPECIALLY ASIAN ONES LIKE THE ONE IN THE ARTWORK) only cares about selling the meat and making the profit, they have no sentimental feelings towards what they are selling, because if they do then there won't be any meat to sell right? One of the main rule of a butcher is to have no emotional attachment towards the animals, because they know sooner or later the animal needs to be chopped up. Well what about artists? Well they put their blood, sweat and tears into their artwork to make it as pretty as possible, all in hopes that the audiences would enjoy their art as much as the artist enjoy making them. NOW here's the thing thoug
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
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to
Art is my Sword and ShieldHi Ryceballs! Today I just wanna share with you guys stories about how art has affected my life in a positive way, how it protected me as well as how it made me become a more confident man as you see today, this applied very heavily especially during my school years.Art is my Sword and Shield2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a photo of me when I was at school. I wasn't the best looking fella and wasn't very smart either, all I did was play Pokemon and daydream, actually I was pretty much setting myself up for great humiliation and constant bullying with what I do lol. But one thing kept my head above water, I used to draw... a LOT. I used to draw in my little pink diary as well as even drawing in my homework. I just really loved.. to draw. And you know what? I gained a lot of respect for that. I wasn't one of those popular kids at school but I actually got along with ALL the stereotype groups, I got along with the popular guys, the nerds, the hot girls, the Hongkies, the Korean breakdancers, the wannabe gangsters, I even got alo
A day of doing nothingHey Ryceballs. yesterday marked the day that I did absolutely nothing. I gota admit, the last 2 weeks has been one of my most crazy weeks of the year, there were just tooooo many things going on at the same time that has affected my emotional state. It was like an emotional roller coaster that just didn't end. Not just bad things don't get me wrong, but good things too. And being a guy who try to take as little rest as possible, I came to a point where I just got totally burnt out. I was just exhausted and tired and just felt extremely depressed. It has affected my judgement and logical thinking and it even shows in my polls to be honest, I don't know if people realise but sometimes the topic of the polls and quality of my artworks are affected by what's going on in my life.. but sometimes I throw in a few odd ball polls in there to mix it up so you guys don't think I am personally going through stress, so yeah 'poo flavoured icecream' isnt a thing from experience don't worry! I also dA day of doing nothing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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
Tales of the N64Hello Ryceballs, its been a long time since I actually drew something or written something for Deviantart, mostly because of travelling to conventions and work, if you haven't guessed it by now I actually draw for a living. BUT IM BACK FOR A BIT NOW, with more stories to entertain you delicious people! This time Im gonna talk about the classic Nintendo 64, one of my favourite consoles of all time.Tales of the N642 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a picture of me when I was playing the N64 back in the day. So why do I wanna talk about the 64 out of all the consoles? Well mostly because I have been trashing Nintendo so much lately about their decisions in the gaming industry that I thought I should talk about something more positive about Nintendo when they were at their prime. ALSO because I have so many good memories with this console! Without further ado, THIS is how it all began.. it started with my dad coming home from work one day and showing me a newspaper article with a competition on it, it was sponsored by Toyota and i
Guess what Pokemon type I am?faiRy type.Guess what Pokemon type I am?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That is all.
*sits on the lonely chair in the corner*
Im allergic to Male DeodorantWell not exactly allergic, but I really dislike the smell of male deodorant. And yes you guessed it, I actually uses female deodorant.. *cries forever because manliness is currently at 0%*Im allergic to Male Deodorant11 months ago in Personal More Like This
^Thats me before I head out. I really do like the smell of female deodorant, it smells soooo good, like a harem. The only problem is that when I buy them in shops I get all tomato faced embarrassed... especially when I am testing the smell to see which one is to my liking... I somtimes deliberately not pick the pink colored deodorant just so its not as obvious :I
But how did this start? Why the hatred for male deodorant? Well I think it goes back to school days... especially in camps.. when the boys would play basketball and get all sweaty pamyu pamyu after the game... I am not a fan of playing basketball so usually I would just be in the camp room playing videogames, then they would go back to the room and spray ALOT (Like s
OMG its an Asian!I don't know if you guys know this but Im actually an Asian living in Australia. And there's always something from my family that ticks me off, and it's how they always view themselves as an outsider living in a foreign country. My father especially, would always say 'We Asians bla bla bla' and 'The westerners bla bla bla'. Nothing too racist but always drawing a line between the Asians and everyone else who doesn't have black hair and HD widescreen eyes. Very often we would be watching something random on TV and as soon as there's an Asian or mention of Asian, my parents would turn into meerkats sitting right up and bringing their full attention to it. They would be like "OMG its an Asian!" and try to listen closely, sometimes even turning the volume up to find out what is going on. Like as if to find out whether the Aussies are making fun of the Asians. And when there's an Asian in movies, even just a not important character who only appears in the movie for 5 minutes, my dadOMG its an Asian!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
My WaifusssWarning this journal may content adult theme not suitable for children under the age of 13.Ok? All the kids in bed? ok. Ry's Otakugasm overload shameless waifu declaration journal. Ok that sentence made no sense. But below are a few girls that I guess I can consider as my waifus... if I have to pick any. HMM this topic started when I was talking to the Rainbros (Members of my Pokemon Rainbow group) about whether I name my Pokemon after anything, and I told them I like to have a consistent theme for each game when it comes to names. For Pokemon Black and White 2 I named my Pokemon after K-pop idols, for another Pokemon game I named my Pokemon after movie stars that I liked, and one time I gave all my Pokemon food related names. I remember for my first ever Pokemon game 1000 years ago I used to give my Pokemon dirty names (As you do), popular ones include Psyf*ck, Pikapoo, SlowpokeHer, Dicklett, Butterpee... yes I was a messed up child. Sorry I got off topic, so the peMy Waifusss2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On dA for 10 yearsI'm happy to have been here for this long.On dA for 10 years2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It doesn't feel that long - but in a few more years I'll have been on this site for half my life. Sheesh!
I've improved so much having an audience to show work to, even if the point of the work wasn't an audience - just having a platform from which I could do anything at all has been really amazing for me over the years.
And then... PMD-e... which has been a really tremendous learning experience for me (and others!), in so many ways. I don't want to turn this journal sappy or anything, but I've been lucky to have met so many people and have gotten the chance to help create a community with its ups and downs.
And... speaking of such...
I'll be making a journal later about the state of PMD-e right now - I know the updates have been sporadic, and this has been for a few reasons. I've been thinking about how to word things for a few days now, and I don't think I've quite gotten it yet.
Anyway, for those of you who've been around since
EXPERIMENT RESULT (HOW TO GET POPULAR ON DA)So for the last couple of days iw been researching a couple of things regarding popularity on da, and what people likes, and watches you for. And id like to publish the result.EXPERIMENT RESULT (HOW TO GET POPULAR ON DA)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just so you know, getting popular on da don't really help you improve ur art skills wish to me is the most important thing of all.
First of all, i hawe to tell you that i named submissions after the style i used, for example:
Submission 1A here and submission 1D
The 1A style is Thin line-arted with colorful shadows, and 1D is semi realism.
The 1A style allowed me to produce more art a day (since it takes less time to produce).
I submited around 2 a day and gained 8 watchers a day. But not much comments and favs. Since The 1A submissions where so close in date, my watchers could not comment on all of em.
But the styleA FAN ART got much more attention.
Fan art gets more attention since they often have huge fan bases. So when people
Guys, guys, guysChildren, there's no reason to get upset about a dumb little thing like someone tracing/referencing your art. Everyone does it, whether it be for practice or cause they liked the pose or whatever. Even my own sketchbooks are chock full of art that I've referenced from other people. I'm not gonna go around posting it as if it were something I came up with myself, but even if I wanted to, would anyone be able to stop me?Guys, guys, guys2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And you know why? Because you can't copyright poses something like poses. Not only is that an absolutely ridiculous concept to begin with, but you have to realize that with thousands and thousands of years of artists, there isn't going to be a single pose out there that someone hasn't already drawn a character in. No matter how original you think your picture is, pose-wise, I can guarantee you that someone out there has already drawn the same exact thing. Now, I'm not advocating tracing someone's art and claiming it as something that you came up wi
Positive mentions :)We, as beta testers, already longer had the pleasure to experiment with this nifty feature of the website.Positive mentions :)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But now it has finally went public: DeviantArt mentions!
So what does this mean for us, as users?
While you can change settings in your user panel, per default we all get mentioned when someone lists our name in a journal. So there will be no more talking about us behind our back. But on the positive side; you will be mentioned of all the people naming you in journals, or admiring your artwork
Spread the positivity!
Now we know this, let's all take a few minutes to let some people know we admire them or their artwork.
Comment in the comment section, with the people you admire most. Either for their art or their personality.
I'll start out to name a few
New Art Thieves? Group CreationThat's it. I'm making a group about this crap. Now that I have the knowledge on how to handle it, I need a way to better keep on top of these assholes. Progress and Input here:New Art Thieves? Group Creation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've noticed a trend- most of them are hosted by GoDaddy. So apparently GoDaddy doesn't look at what they host before putting it up. I'll be writing them a long ass letter.
I have all the information from my defeat of AxSoris saved so that I can more quickly take on similar sites or attempted returns. Some will be easy to take on, others not so much. But I won't give up.
Since I am apparently going to be doing more of these, please watch so that you will see my journals, and I'll make a group for this as well. SPREAD THE WORD. This is important shit man.
The two sites I am now working on are:
Carpatys (dot) com
worlize (dot) com
Imagixs (dot) comInvestigation Complete! See Bottom of Journal.
The reason for the (dot) com instead of an actual link? Ever
MLP Christmas Cards Master PostThought it would be good to make a Master Post for those Christmas Cards since there will come more over this month.MLP Christmas Cards Master Post1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
~ My Quick Guide To Photoshop ~I made a few little updates to my guide on how I personally use photoshop, and this is for everyone who have been asking me for tips and hints on how to use photoshop I hope it helps~ My Quick Guide To Photoshop ~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1ST STEP: LINEART
Many people seem to think that I actually draw my linearts directly in photoshop. Actually, I don't. I draw all my linearts traditionally, or by hand first and then I scan them to my computer. Some people may prefer drawing their linearts digitally, which is fine but it might be easier for you do that if you own a tablet >.<' Since I paint everything with a mouse, it's just easier for me to scan my linearts instead
However, there's one thing that I learned about digitally painting any lineart work that you do: make sure to draw in the details that you want if you want to paint any details. For instance, if you want a detailed dragon, try drawing out some of the scales first and then when you go into the painting portion of it, you'll be able to k
here's a daily reminder for you c:if you're feeling depressed, bullied, not good enough or anything of the sort-here's a daily reminder for you c:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
please remember this, and believe it. because it's true and i mean every word.
you are without a doubt,
a beautiful, amazing, one of a kind human being- all rolled into one.
don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
if you're going through a rough time, remember things always get better.
it may take a bit of time, but they always do.
just be strong and hang in there. you'll see.
Plz Accounts*ANOTHER MASSIVE UPDATEPlz Accounts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
yes i actually need a list of these lksdls
I'll be updating it as I find more that I like ヽ(；▽；)ノ Feel free to use it as a resource too if you want!
*Abuse these ones
The new addition to the family.. :DEveryone, meet Pippin!The new addition to the family.. :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My first fluffyfamilymember e-ver!
Here's my baby, Pippin <3
I'd just made him a Shrinky Dink dog tag which I (totes ingeniusly pff totes) designed to fit The Lord of the Rings in colors and font (haha heck yea!)
I'll post some Shrinky Dink stuff later!
Hehe, he's a lovely anatomy reference too *facepalms* xD
He's not named after Pippin (Peregrin Took), per se, but haha since he shares the name --I figured why not xD?(I'm kind of an Lotr fanatic.
Anyway! �He's sleeping at my feet as I'm typing this :3 (precious baby)
SO the story!
So yesterday was when we picked him up :D after a 90 minute drive. He's around 3 months old but no one's sure because his mother was a stray.
He's around 13 pounds (in my attempts to weigh him --had to put him on a box on the scale, lol), and a foot-ish tall (haven't measured him). It's estimated he'll be anywhere from 20-30 p
Ry's Life RulesKinda misleading title I know, but no its not about how awesome my life is, but more about some life rules that I like to follow. WELLLLL try my best to follow them anyways. If you think some of them are worth trying, then sure follow these rules with meRy's Life Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.GOTA BE A FAN BEFORE DOING FAN ART FOR SOMETHING
Yup, I have not seen One Piece or Bleach so I will not do fan art for them, Im sure they are great anime as people has told me, but I just haven't gotten around to watch it thats all. So yes for me, I gota be a fan before doing fan art for something. Otherwise it kinda takes away wat the true meaning of what fan art is right? But yes I do know some people who draws fan art of whats popular rather than what they like, I remember one time I was walking in the artist alley and saw an artist who did an artwork of a fandom that I like, so I spoke to them about the series and realised the person has not played the game or know anything about it, but just drew it because
I'm at LA - E3 2014 (Last Day/Final Update)Here wraps up my E3 journal spam! But as I've promised - new photos:I'm at LA - E3 2014 (Last Day/Final Update)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The great hall of E3. The first thing you see when you enter the South hall (E3 is fricking huge).
Nintendo's area! I hung around this area for most of the 3 days since well... I love Nintendo! I played more games here such as Splatoon, Yoshi's new Yarn game and countless others.
A photo of me playing my 3DS while I wait in line to play Hyrule Warriors.
Me at a Monster Hunter photo shoot x)
The huuuuuge Super Smash Bros Wii U screen where players would battle it out to win a legit gold SSB medal. I kept winning the training part, but never the final battle T__T Still, my boyfriend won two medals and gave me one lol.
This isn't me, but I took this photo of my boyfriend and my friend photo-bombing him when we attended the Xbox One conference. It was really cool experiencing the conference live!
I also met people like the well-known Triforce guy and the creator of Tetris! *___*
Announcement SuckedAnnoucement made and it sucked. Trolololol.Announcement Sucked1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously not funny. Just this -> https://pokemon.promo.eprize.com/hunt
It was just revealed the english names of the mid forms and the new mons!
Chespin mid evo is called Quilladin
Fennekin mid evo is Braixen
and Froakie mid evo is Frogadier
Plus, the new fossils. The t-rex is called Tyrunt and the long neck is Amaura.
The white doggy is Furfrou and the kitties are Meowstic. (uuugh finally they said at once who's the guy and the lady. The all blue one is the male. YEEEEEEESSSS!)
Plus Pyroar has a female form with a friggin long ponytail instal of mane. Pretty clever.
There's some news about that new anime featuring the first two gen I games. Seems our expectations were right, it's just a special. But a quite long one! It will air in 2nd October and it's 1hour and 50 minutes long! Almost two hours! Better than nothing righ