27Shoot, its that time of the year again where for unknown reasons random people start saying 'Happy Birthday' to me. Yes it is true, I am another year closer to death (Ry is really optimistic sometimes isnt he?). WELL its all good, I mean I just wanna take a minute to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday, today has been quite pleasant actually. Received many gifts from fellow Ryceballs, some nice messages, and I did a little Livestream that I think people quite enjoyed and had a good laugh. All going well so far. So yes, 27 years down, what a life! Well since today is my special day, I have decided to take you guys for a ride in the Life of Ry journey, what was Ry doing 5 years ago? 10 years ago? 20 years ago?! Lets start from the year I was born.272 years ago in Personal More Like This
1986: Ry came out of his mother's womb with crayon in his hands.
1987: Ry's first word was "RYYYYYYYYYRYYYY!!" In fact thats all he could say the whole year.
1988 (Accidentally skipped a year and ad
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
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
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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
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 Deviants2 years 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
So.. about this Ry X fellaHave you ever felt like someone is trying to steal your identity? Well, I always knew there's another Ry out there. I always try to ignore him and hope that one day he will simply disappear making me the only Ry on earth, there's only room for one Ry and I would very much like it to be me. I am of course talking about my arch nemesis, the Ry-Spirit imposter, Ry X (Also known as Ry Cuming).So.. about this Ry X fella1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So who is this "Ry" whos trying to steal my identity? Lets wikipedia this fella, "Ry Cuming better known as RY X, is an Australian indie singer songwriter and guitarist." Indie singer, songwriter, guitarist, okok.. but wait what? From Australia??! Somthings not right! But wait, it gets even more uncanny, let me read further. "He started performing under his birth name Ry Cuming, before adopting the stage name RY X. Cuming is a tenor singing voice. Cuming's track "Let Your Spirit Fly" appeared on the soundtrack of the 2006 fi
PS4 vs Xbox One who wins?If you like videogames like me, chances are you have been aware of what's happening in E3. Everyone's talking about it now. Since a few weeks ago with the whole TV TV TV TV TV TV TV SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS Xbox conference I have been pretty unhappy with things that are going on with Microsoft. You can't play used games, you need to log in to your internet at least once a day to play games, and it feels like you are actually RENTING a game rather than owning it if you know what I mean. OK then at E3 today they announce the price for the Xbox One.. wait for it. $499 USD. Mmmmk alright, I kinda expected it to be expensive.. but here's the part that surprised EVERYBODY, it costs 429 Pounds and 499 Euros. Wait a minute what? So I quickly pulled out my little pink calculator and found out that for the UK thats equivalent of $666 USD (Interesting its also the number for Satan) and 662 USD for the Europeans. Yo WHAT THE HELL? Why do the people at europe hPS4 vs Xbox One who wins?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rules Guidelines⚜ R U L é S | A N D | G U I D é L I N é S • • •Rules Guidelines4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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
Classes and Assignments⚜ C L A S S é S | A N D | A S S I G N M é N T S • • •Classes and Assignments4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Descriptions for all the courses that are currently available to take along with their currently given assignments. Assignments will usually be posted toward the end of each month.
▶ Art | Taught by Simone Victorine
Drawing is a basic thinking process in the visual arts with studio exercises in varied representational modes and media. This class will encourage students to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively to their culture through the creation of art. This class will use various paints, charcoals, chalks and other tools to create their assignments.
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▶ Dance | Taught by Jessica Chandler
Dance is one of the oldest forms of expression and can be found in
Back from Brisnova, Adelaidenova, PurpleKecleonovaSorry this is a bit late, but I have a report to give. On my trip at Brisbane and Adelaide Supanova. It was a good 2 weeks, met lots of people and ate lots of delicious food and just a very good time. Oh also the title is misleading I know, I only attended 2 cons. PurpleKecleonova is not a con, but she might as well be one cos she's so awesome. And yes it was lovely meeting purplekecleon in person, she gave me one of the best suggestion of the year ever, increase my price :I and so I did, cos when a Pokemon Goddess tells you to do something, you do it. And that has been the best decision I made. It was also good to see my Bulba friends again, owner of Bulbapedia Liam Pomfret and his lovely wife and a good friend of mine alexandrasalas. Also saw Mamath again, shes the one who suggested I get a Wacom Cintiq, which I did and yes it did help with my drawing speed. Also met coloursupply who was gonna do a dev meet but we ended up doing a small dinner gathering instead, she alsBack from Brisnova, Adelaidenova, PurpleKecleonova2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Found my Japanese friend missing for 10 yearsOk, Ryght, so, around 10 years ago I had a Japanese friend back in High School. He was over as an exchange student for a few months. When he arRyved, we anime lovers kinda heard the news and wanted to check him out.. cos me and my friends were kinda obsessed with Japanese stuff. Somtimes we would even speak gibberish Japanese to be more cool. So anyway I heard about this Japanese fella called Tomoo, he was a year below us and I really wanted to meet him but had no idea how... I have never made friends with a Japanese person before and was kinda nervous, so I just kinda brushed it off. Then one day.. my friend Ming somehow made friends with him and introduced Tomoo to me. I was shaking.. I was sweating.. I didn't know whether I should shake his hands or high 5 or hug or what... At the end I chose to bow, well thats what Japanese do right? So I bowed, I remember bowing and felt stupid after. IreallyhadnoideahowtogreetpeopleandIstilldon't. So eventually we started talking and we beFound my Japanese friend missing for 10 years1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Went Undercover as a Student at a UniversitySorry for lack of updates, I have been away for a bit. But now I am back to tell more stories and upload more art. Anyway. Sometimes Ry can be a troll (Just sometimes). And I did exactly that last week actually. I pulled off a 21 Jump Street. Right, so I was in Melbourne for a convention and I also stayed longer for a few days to hang out with friends. The night before convention, my friend Alice (Who is a core member of the Japan Club) invited me to visit her University at RMIT for a Japanese movie night as part of her Japan Club's activity. At first I was a bit unsure whether I should go or not since I am not a member of the club or the Uni. But I do like to watch Japanese movies, so I went! :iconmingplz:Went Undercover as a Student at a University1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So there I was, in a room full of young fresh Uni students. One thing I noticed is that when I went into the club room, some people knew each other but many were first timers, they were all introducing themselves to each other, and I did as well. At that mome
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
Back from my week of holidays with PHOTOSActually I have been back for a few days already but have been EXTREMELY busy with work and handling messages and people I need to talk to bla bla bla bla. Anyways Im back (For now), I will be off again in a weeks time, then come back and then go on my Hong Kong Trip. I KNOW. TRIPS EVERYWEHRE. But yeah this holiday trip was a lot of fun for me, went to James Bond Exhibition in the Melbourne Museum, Karaoke, movies, Zoo, Aquarium, Bowling, DDR (Brought back High School dancing Ry), food, a LOT of food! Its just really great fun, I DESERVE THIS HOLIDAY. SO yeah, enjoy some photos.Back from my week of holidays with PHOTOS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We start the adventure off with Daniel Craig's underwear. Yes
I was a Bond girl in one of the James Bond movies Im not sure if you guys know this.
The car used in Skyfall and the early Sean Connery movies, but its my car now
I really like the entrance to the exhibition. Its so cool! It looks like the intro to the bond movies and with the theme song playing in the background, you can't help but feel like you are
Using my voice as a user or Dear deviantART...Dear deviantART,Using my voice as a user or Dear deviantART...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
this is me following the example of some very brave users commenting on the recent changes of the site. Let me start off by saying that this journal is not supposed to be a hate speech, it is supposed to reveal concern based on observations I've made over the past weeks.
As we all know, presenting unannounced change to a huge crowd of people is difficult. Opinions will be all over the place, criticism will be voiced among all kinds of feedback, be it positive or negative or even neutral.
To me, people's reactions to the changes are not only because change is uncomfortable at first or because the new design doesn't meet with their personal taste. Not this time.
Their reaction is a valid criticism, precisely pointing out how the changes of the community affects its users in a negative way.
Take the logo for example. To sum up a few solid arguments by iAmCloudSky – a well made logo should be:
translate the key message
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
Back from Perthnova and Melb OzComicon (Photos!)Hi folks. Came back from Perth and didnt have time to write a journal. Well now I have time.. but I have also already went to Melbourne's Ozcomicon as well. So this journal im gonna do a double whopper and combine the two events into one! Got lots of stuff there and had a great time meeting the locals! I am gonna continue telling the story of my trip with photos, because photos speak louder than words. And cos im lazy to type so much.Back from Perthnova and Melb OzComicon (Photos!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keeping it classy at Perth Supanova 2013
Met Ashley Wood, an artist I really like. mainly because of Metal Gear I gota be honest.. but his style is just so epic. hes amazing
Had the priviledge to meet oragamiknight who won 2nd place on my coloring contest i held last year. She brought her artwork for me to sign
Met up with the local Perthian Ryceball friends. The lovely ladies who also hung out with me and Misty last time we were in Perth. :iconminnibun: :icongreyradian: :iconphibbitw: :icone-tane:
Me and :iconthiskidthatkid: Found some pretty awesome
Pimp My Bucket Art Contest (CLOSED)(aka Pimp My Ride: Bucket Edition)Pimp My Bucket Art Contest (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
April 1 - April 22
Update 4/23/12: Thank you for all your submissions, everyone! I never expected such an awesome turnout (29 entries total). I'll be sending judging instructions to all the judges today, and we should have a winner by next Sunday, the 29th.
If your submission isn't listed under the "current entries" section below, please send me a note and I'll fix it asap.
I don't remember how this idea started, but blame livestream randomness.
Don't know Pimp My Ride? Get in the loop!
1. Draw Levi in his newly pimped out bucket.
2. Feel free to add custom paint jobs, random gizmos, sweet rims, etc.
And that's basically it.
- Entries are due Sunday, April 22.
- To submit your entries, send me a note with the subject line "pimp my bucket".
- Entries will be judged on originality, creativity, and...all that other BS.
- Winner gets
Student Roster⚜ S T U D é N T | R O S T é R • • •Student Roster4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The list of all the enrolled students. If you are interested in joining, be sure to check if the Pokemon you want is open and that you’re choosing a dorm that doesn’t already have it. Your student will not be added to the list unless their application is submitted to the group.
If you would like to reserve a Pokemon, please leave a comment here! Once you reserve, you will be given a week to submit an application for the character, otherwise the slot will open to everyone again. You may only reserve one Pokemon at a time! If you arre not able to get your reservation in on time, you may not reserve the same Pokemon again. However, you may still submit your application if the slot is still free.
059 | Arcanine | Felicia Lionhart
133 | Eevee |
THE VOICE ACTING TRYOUTSWhy hello there! You all might have been wondering about my recent poll about voice acting.THE VOICE ACTING TRYOUTS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, obviously, I will tell you.
I'm kinda bored of looping animations and I wanted to experiment more with short animations that actually end for once with a replay button. But I like shorts that have sounds, music, voices, all that good stuff in a movie. So what I'm thinking, I'm going to get me some voices! How do I do that? well, First of all, I'll have some try-outs for some of my characters and such. Best voice gets to be picked as the character! However, I won't have you choose which character, for it's going to be harder to try and act it out as them, so what I'm going to do is to have you try your best with voice acting, and I'll put you under the character that suits your voice the best!
How will I know? Simple, I'll have a list of lines for you to say, and in a tone, try to speak it. Some lines will be only for males, females, and some lines for both genders. I won't say how or what
Back from RysolationDear Ryceballs. I have returned. It was a short hiatus, but it was a necessary one. I traveled miles and miles on foot into the Indian Desert by myself, in hope that I would be able to find my missing soul, cos thats what people do when they wanna find their soul right? They always go to India. I called it my 'rysolation period'. So I was out soul searching. On my journey, people has been encouraging to me, giving me kind words and needed motivational speeches, I thank you, you know who you are. I think I am more collected and positive now. Yeah I think I am back. Oh also on my soul search I have had time to work out some 'things'. So yeah look forward to more 'things' from me in the future. The desert was hot as hell by the way, don't really recommend it, what my soul was doing there is beyond me.Back from Rysolation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok thats it for now.
Complete tutorial Series, ahhhh yeeahhHey guys! I've got something cool for you guys today, I think?Complete tutorial Series, ahhhh yeeahh2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Layerpaint.com has allowed me to post the tutorial I did for them up on my blog so I hope you guys check it out! Link below will take you there!
bluefley - blogspot tutorial
Part 3 now out! This complete the mini series, let me know what you guys think and if you like, make sure you share it with friends