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
Thanks a MillionTHANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND LOVE BLA BLA BLA BLAThanks a Million2 years 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
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 Meat3 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
Big AnnouncementBig Announcement11 months ago in Personal More Like This
With the money I made from advertising Llama Milk, I have a big announcement. I Ry-llama is getting married. I have finally saved up enough money to marry the lovely woman of my dream MrsVolv! You are all invited to come to our wedding, there will be food and drinks (Legally I am only allowed to provide Llama Milk, but thats all you need anyway). Lets have ourselves a great partyyyyy.
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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
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
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 u3 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
Kiriban at 999,999,999Free giveaway from the generous Ry! All you have to do is screen capture the pageviews of 999,999,999 and you will get some delicious prizes! What kinda prizes I hear you asking? More than one actually! In fact there are MANY prizes to be won. So many that I have to list them out below. OK HERE GOESKiriban at 999,999,9993 years ago in Personal More Like This
A FREE SKETCH EVERYDAY FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
A free sketch is a given, but instead of just one free sketch, you will receive one everyday until the day you die! If you are like 18 now and you live till a hundred, then you will get like.. umm.. 29930 drawings!
A BRAND NEW CAR!
They don't call me Top Hat Oprah for no reason, thats right! You get a brand new car! All pimped out with Pokemon decorations too! You can now drive around in your pimped out PikaMobile playing the Pokemon theme song as loud as you can and no one would complain, because everyone loves the yellow rat!
A TRIP TO JAPAN!
Everyone loves Japan, if you are the luc
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
Celebrating Deviousness - November 2015Celebrating Deviousness - November 20153 months ago in Personal More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
My name Ry/Ry-Spirit. I was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia when I was 8. It was tough moving to a whole new country in a new school not knowing anyone or a single word of English. It wasn't like I didn't want to make friends but I just didn't know how to start. But something helped with that.... art! It helped me break my shyness as well as giving me the confidence to keep pushing forward. I remember this one time, I had to leave in the middle of class to do something, the next day my friend who was in the class said the teacher (Mr Newton) told the whole class after I left, he said 'Ry, remember that name, he will be a famous artist one day.' That comment really stuck with me and motivated me to become
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
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 Shield3 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
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
Armageddon Expo 2012 (IM NOT SCARY)Last weekend I went to Armageddon Expo in Melbourne, this is the third time I've been to Melbourne this year. I swear I am already half a Melbourner, I know my way around. I know some locals there, took the trams for the 10th time (oddly enough still don't know how to pay..). Unfortunately I have no idea where the delicious food is at the last few times.. luckily this time the Melbourne knowledgable Taroufish :icontaroufish: opened the pandora's box and showed me to a whole new world of wonderful food. I had chicken schnitzel in a place called Schnitz, BEST FREAKIN SCHNITZEL I HAVE HAD MY ENTIRE LIFE, so good I had to go there twice. Also had Potato Spud, its good but not as good as my local one, had some amazing fries from The Lord of the Fries (Which took me a while to get its a pun of The Lord of the Flies…), and had some hot dogs. I also got to see Dat Datdatdatdat :iconmynameisdat: and his girlfriend :iconMidgiee: and Andrew :iconxxbrstarxx:, they introduced a brilliant TaiwaneseArmageddon Expo 2012 (IM NOT SCARY)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Top social posts from last week: 11.18.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 11.18.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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August EMTC + 21 Entries! + CLOSED Crazy month has been crazy! DEADLINE IS ALMOST HERE ALREADY!!August EMTC + 21 Entries! + CLOSED3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's kind of a big month around here. dA's birthday is coming up and my 9th birthdAy is almost here. And this year, I am hat-ed for it all! Well, I don't know why that is evil, but the laugh felt good. So, the theme this month is a play on my own CV hat. Give your emote a hat. I don't care what it made of, whether it makes your emote distinguished or a cowboy. JUST PUT A HAT ON ITS HEAD!
Only new submissions for this. The emote must be submitted after the theme has been announced.
You can enter as many times as you want.
Please include a brief explanation to the theme, if it isn't alre
FAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)Here's a List of FAQFAQ . Section. ( will update mostly everyday)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any suggested questions post below and I'll try to add those that is most requested : )
Basic Digital Painting Questions
Q: What tools do you use
A: I use Photoshop CS 6, and I work on a cintiq 21 UX
Q: What do you recommend for someone who wants to get into digital art?
A: For programs that I've used and would recommend are 1. paint tool sai, it's a very user friendly and it's very affordable! you can also try using Photoshop CS (any version) they are both great software to start with.
Q: can you recommend a tablet?
A: yes, if it's for fun, I think any wacom bamboo tablets will do the trick, if you want to be more serious with this, then I would go with any of the wacom intuos tablets : )
Q: How do you make the skin so soft?
A:it's not really a secret but I use the airbrush in PS CS 6 a lot to blend,
Q: what brushes do you use?
A: My latest brushes can be
F.A.Q.Hello guys!! Hope everyone's been doing okay!!F.A.Q.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like always, thank you very much for the support you've given me!! Whether they were favs, comments, llamas, notes, and so on, I very much appreciate all of them!!!
Sadly, I have a really limited free time and aren't able to reply to everyone-- So now, I'm putting up this journal to reply to frequently asked questions to help it out a bit!! I'll try my best to reply to everything as long as they aren't inappropriate or rude!! I'll put the relevant ones in the journal itself.
I'll be waiting! (I'll add a few common ones myself).
1.- What program and tablet do you use to draw?
-I use SAI paint tools and an Wacom Intuos 4 medium size Bamboo Fun (my intuos died ;_.
2.- What is the common size of your canvas?
- The standard size I use is A3 preset 350 dpi, then I go modifying it as I draw.
3.- Have you ever taken classes of art? Are you studying art right now?
- Nope. Everything I know about was pretty much self taugh
EXTRA CREDIT - WiR's Click 'n Drag Game XDJust Click, keep it pressed and drag out any of the squares there,EXTRA CREDIT - WiR's Click 'n Drag Game XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and the character selected is meant to be what it says above it XD
I found this really funny XD
Premium Membership Giveaway [WINNER]✖ JournalPremium Membership Giveaway [WINNER]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's that time of the year again :u I'll be giving away a 3 month membership because Give one Get one is on til Christmas.
The winner is:
Enjoy your sub! Thanks everyone for participating! More giveaways will definitely happen in the future
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
please help me :iconfacebooklikeplz: this on FB..
DESPERATE NEED OF HELP IM CURRENTLY BEHIND IN LIKES
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
CONTEST: WINTER (WONDERLAND) [CLOSED]Thank you to those who participated! As of now, we are no longer accepting anymore entries. January 15th, the winners will be announced, so keep an eye out! We'll note you if you won, too, just in case this journal is lost in the digital abyss of DeviantART's database.CONTEST: WINTER (WONDERLAND) [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For this contest, you will have to draw a winter themed picture including Leokayla and/or teddileah's OCs. This is our first contest, so we're hoping to have at least 10 entries.
- No tracing or using bases
- One entry per participant
- Must make a journal and/or poll about the contest
- Must include either Kayla or Leah's OCs. If you draw one of Leah's and one of Kayla's together, you will have extra consideration when judging.
- This is an OC ONLY based contest
- Note us a link to your
Mega Evolving. (something i've noticed)ok, so, in regards to mega evolutions.Mega Evolving. (something i've noticed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it seems the opinion has gone between two extremes. either you love them, like them or whatever, or you think they're stupid and wish they never existed.
i get where the dislike is coming from. i haven't seen any mega evolutions of the new 6th gen yet. so far they've only been giving mega evolutions to previous generations.
personally, i haven't seen a mega evolution i haven't liked,and i'm gunna be rocking the heck out of my mega venusaur. but some people aren't as welcoming as i am.
every time i mention mega evolutions, i'm bombarded with notes from haters on my watch list who are so insistent that the previous generations remain stagnant and unmoving. we got that in the fifth gen. they didn't touch a single other generation when they made that one. no evolutions, no pre-evolutions, nothing. but am i the only one who thought alomomola would have been a great evolution for luvdisc, or that boufalant would have been amazing as an evolution for tau
mini b-day contest...Deadline extended[17 September] Hi guys, girls, ladies and gentlemen... :iconsayhiplz:mini b-day contest...Deadline extended2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a while since i last posted my journal and i've been inactive in
dA for a long time...
Guess what, it's my b-day today :iconsuperw00tplz:
well who cares :iconheplz:
For those who asks whether i'm alive or not, yesh, i'm still alive
:icononionharpplz: barely alive
2 weeks more and my peaceful days will be gone!!!!!!!! (meaning = mid-term
....Okay, i'll shut up and stop ranting. :icontuzkidontknowplz:
And as a present from me, i'll throw a mini-contest! Yay :iconyayspainplz:
It's about my OCs, and yes, it's a drawing contest.
Rules (READ THIS CAREFULLY!!)
You must be my watcher~~
No art stealing/tracing. Please be creative.
Drawing should be in colour (black and white is okay as long as
it doesn't look like a sketchy doodle) and with background. Simple