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
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
Thanks a MillionTHANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND LOVE BLA BLA BLA BLAThanks a Million1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I promise I will continue to push my limits and draw more pretty arts and do good things for the community!
I have decided to do more original art as well. Its been too long since I did anything original! *cries forever* OKOK! Look forward to more stuff ok!? Take care now, lots of love. Everyone who reads this gets cake.
Ry-Spirit cares :3
Just a random thankful journal
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
Thank you for all your birthday art!*Ry sharpened his claws, making sure that every nail is as sharp as possible. Taking a deep breath, taking aim, he dug his claws right into his chest , blood spilling everywhere, he grabbed his heart and pulled it right out of his body.*Thank you for all your birthday art!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"My fellow Ryceballs, this is my heart. PLEASE TAKE IT. I HEART YOU" Ry says, before falling to the ground.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes yesterday, obviously I can't reply them all. So here I am thanking ya'll right now! Its days like these that makes me feel like I am on the right track in life you know? I appreciate this. With all my heart, I swear. OK so what did I do on my bday I hear you ask. Well on the actual day I woke up to a lovely morning gift by a friend, they know who they are. Then I did a livestream with the Ryceballs, we had lots of fun didn't we, congrats to theamazingwrabbit for winning my quiz, he won a 4DS, a beautiful stick figure artwork and some stickers. I also did some improv drawing where I don't look at refer
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.
I will not be subjected to criminal abuseIts time for another story, do you guys want a story? I will give you one. This one is about my early days in the work industry and how you should always becareful and know your legal rights before you head in, you do not want to be subjected to criminal abuse without knowing. This happened a few years back, straight out of Design College, when I was still an 'Amateur Graphic Designer' as they like to call me. So I was searching online for jobs and found one that requires a Graphic Designer with artistic skills who can create original characters as well as making little icons and graphics stuff. I was like HELL YEAH THATS ME, so I sent them my portfolio, back then it had really unprofessional messy drawings and then a few graphic design works and photography bullshit pieces that I threw in here and there to show my 'range', I didn't have a consistant style and I had no idea what people wanted to see lol. So the company saw my work and they told me to come in. I was reallyI will not be subjected to criminal abuse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ry's Top 10: PollsHiya Ryceballs I just came back from Armagedfdskafaon 2013 in Melbourne. Usually what I do is I write a journal about what I did there, people I ate, food I met etc etc (I might have written that wrong), but I might leave that till tomorrow, I am kinda tired and cant be bothered uploading the pics.. However while at the airplane I had time to kill, so I just started writing down things I can talk about in my journals, I havent done these in a while but Im gonna bring back the TOP 10. I used to do a lot of top 10 journals, if you have been following me long enough you might remember the classic (You can click on these) Top 10 tastiest looking Pokemon or the Top 10 Surprisingly Good Games or the ever so popularRy's Top 10: Polls2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Favorite Journal Entries that you may have missedHiya Ryceballs. You know, other than drawings and putting up polls about showers, there's one other thing that I love doing on Deviantart, and that is writing journals! I love writing stuff, sharing my thoughts, sharing stories, ranting about stuff, making fun of stuff, doing top 10s. And I have been told that people likes reading it, that definately puts a smile on my beautiful face. But but but but butt I do know that some of you are new to my Deviantart! And maybe some of you just missed some journals, in total I have over 400 journal entries so far so I wouldn't blame ya for missing them! SOOO I have decided to pick some journals of mine that I like and share it with you guys once again. This may be nostalgic for those who followed me since day 1, and something refreshing for those who has never read them before. I also do apologize for how bad the templates layouts for some of these are, some of these makes your eyes hurt after reading.. And I also apologize for how immature theseFavorite Journal Entries that you may have missed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Livestream ENDED thank uThanks everyone for coming! Had fun doing the quiz and a bit of drawing. this is the aftermath of the stream :ILivestream ENDED thank u2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks again! bye
To celebrate the day I crawled out of my mother's vagina. I have decided to livestream for a little bit. Only a little bit cos i gota work after ;v; and i cant stream that im afraid. Anyway I have a quiz for you guys too for your chance to win a gift from me ^^ so come by and enjoy ok?
Here's the LINK http://www.livestream.com/ryspirit
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
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 fella2 years 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
Girl Confessions1. Do you sleep in your bra?Girl Confessions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No way its so uncomfy.
2. Do you sleep with socks on?
Yes, and also a top hat.
3. Would you rather sleep alone or with someone else?
When I sleep, I dont like to touch anyone. One body warmth on my body and I go berserk
4. Do you enjoy drama?
I enjoy seeing it, but rather not be in it.
5. Are you a girly-girl?
6. Who was the last person you hugged?
8. Are you short?
Yep.. Like Frodo.
9. Do you like somebody?
10. Does your Facebook password have to do with a name?
Yeah, its your mother's name.
11. Do you care if your socks are dirty?
Yeah, only one pair of socks per hour for me thanks.
12. Do you think you're alone sometimes?
:iconforeveraloneplz: What do you mean?
13. Do you dress up on Halloween?
:iconforeveraloneplz: Thats me on Halloween. Trick or Treat...
14. Are you double jointed?
No, Triple jointed.
15. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
The fridge, it was hot weather ok!
16. Has anyone touched/sm
FINAL HOUR. PLEASE HELP ME LIKE THIS PIC.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=614860381913385&setb.116411098424985.-2207520000.1386215872.&type=3&theaterFINAL HOUR. PLEASE HELP ME LIKE THIS PIC.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Part of me wants to do this, large part of me is holding me back. Ok ok this is whats going on. I wanna attend Anime Central in Chicago next year in May... i really really wanna go to the US to attend a convention and sell artworks there, I haven't been to the US since I was 5 years old (PAPA RY MAMA RY. WHATS THE POINT OF BRINGING ME TO THE US WHEN I CANT REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT IT). So yes.. anyway there's a competition where you can submit a drawing of their mascot and if you win you get an artist table there. I heard that getting an artist table in America is hard because there's a lot of competition and lots of people wanting a table.. so this would be perfect for me if i do win. T
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 PHOTOS2 years 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
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This journal keeps track of current contests of our members or affiliates. Other group's and people's contests can be advertised here, too. If you want to promote your contest, comment on this journal or note the group or me, I'll add your contest to this journal. (Contests are sorted by deadline.)
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Guess what Pokemon type I am?faiRy type.Guess what Pokemon type I am?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is all.
*sits on the lonely chair in the corner*
I WON! OFF TO CHICAGO ACENOH MY LLAMA. The last few days has been an emotional rollercoaster ryde for me. OK for those who don't know I joined an art competition for a convention in Chicago called Anime Central, the winner gets to have an artist table and a guarenteed spot (I heard from purplekecleon that getting a table in America is much much much more stresseful, like for one of the convention, the registration opened up for 38 seconds before booked out. YES its crazy like that). Its always been my dream to go to an American Convention, I have never sold artworks outside of Australia (Well except for NewZealand but thats like not far away). So I thought I would try my luck, unfortunately its one of those contest that requires the public's voting... and usually that becomes a popularity contest. AND I KNOW FOR SURE theres always someone with more friends/fans/relatives, its just the way things are. Whether this contest is fair or not is debatable. BUT I DO NOT WISH TO DISCOURAGE ANYONE TO NOT JOIN THESEI WON! OFF TO CHICAGO ACEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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
FAQ ME!Hi Ryceballs, this is your king speaking, King Ry of House Spirit. You may stand. So yeah just a little FAQ I wanna put up since I have been getting some repeated questions lately. These are some very frequent questions that I get a lot, I hope I can answer them for ya. If you got any more questions please ask in comments, if it is a common one, I will update it to the FAQ as well. In the voice of Mario: HERE WE GOOOO!FAQ ME!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What software do you use?
Photoshahp CS5, I have been using CS5 for quite a while now and the software has been kind to me, and also cos Im too cheap to upgrade to newer versions.
What tablet do you use?
I alternate between a small Wacom Bamboo and a Cintiq. There are pros and cons for both of them, Bamboo is great for travelling with and drawing in bed while a Cintiq is a lot more work to set up but it makes drawing much faster because you are looking directly at the scr