My dA story[Wow, it's been ages since I wrote a journal, so I thought this little bandwagon would be the perfect opportunity to do that.]My dA story8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I joined dA in 2006. I was 16, a sophomore in high school.
A friend of mine suggested it offhand, and I had been posting my first ventures into digital art on forums for a private server of Ragnorok Online, so I thought to myself "why not! Let's see what this is all about."
I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but the moment I first started posting, I could feel something change. Having people interested in your art and stories was so motivating; it was unlike anything I had ever had in person with family or friends. Up until I joined, I'd never really taken my art seriously.
I was on here for a year before I started concepting SalaDays, a slapstick story about supernatural teens in school. A lot of people showed interest, so I started up a webcomic (and even opened up
25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011The following list contains intense amounts of SARCASM for the purpose of satire and humor.25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Never offer artistic advice or hint at the possibility that the way young and inexperienced groups of artists work might in some way be flawed.
2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last.
3. Humor is NOT relative/subjective.
4. Nothing is funny. Ever.
5. Even the most trivial aspects of your comic must be taken 100% seriously.
6. Failure to incorporate conflicting suggestions for improvement = incapable of accepting criticism.
7. Trying to quelch flame wars also inexplicably = incapable of accepting criticism.
8. Trying to explain your artistic decisions = incapable of accepting criticism.
9. Having lots of watchers = having an inflated ego.
10. Reaching the frontpage = getting Daily Deviation.
11. Every character you draw (even ones you do for commission/jobs) = your personal opinions and beliefs which you must obviously follow rigidly IRL.
12. Never change y
Totally Panama's wedding dress adkerjflkalkfkjrTotally Panama's wedding dress adkerjflk1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I FOUND IT
A PANAMANIAN POLLERA CULTURE INSPIRED WEDDING DRESS <3
This would totally be Maria's bridal dress omg omg
It even has the gold headdress piece from the Temblique ahhhh
And all that gold <3
RequestsLink your OC refs in the comments and I may or may not draw them at random. I'd also prefer there be a few personality traits included. If a large amount of time has passed since you've commented, you can comment again. I'll be more likely to consider more recent entries, because some people might have changed or edited their OCs.Requests9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Keep in mind, this includes all forms of media! I might do a traditional sketch, a pixel icon, etc. etc. Whatever I feel like at the time. I do not take specific requests, so don't ask for an icon or doll or whatever.
Contest: Battle!EDIT! You now have just 9 HOURS to get your entries submitted and remember, they MUST be coloured!Contest: Battle!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Draw one of my OC's battling one of your OC's.
Only visual art please. Digital or traditional, whichever you feel suits you best.
Limit is 2 entries per person. They'll be counted as one when voting time comes.
Entries must be coloured. I won't accept WIPS or line arts only.
Starts: 21st April 2014
Ends: 25th August 2014
Now before I list my OC's, I'm going to say that not all of them will be listed. This is because not all of them are the kind that fight. Hope that doesn't inconvenience anyone. I'll be adding some info so you get the ide
Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic InfluenceOne of the many complaints lobbed at me is that I have enormous influence on a younger generation and therefor it is incumbent upon me to shape up and fly right so these young tikes get the best artistic advice possible. IE: People worried that my “bad art and methods” are corrupting the next generation of artists and therefor I should stop making art altogether to prevent this.Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic Influence9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Setting aside the ignorant and harmful messages that this sends to young artists (such as the ignorant concept that all young artists only ever follow ONE artistic influence their entire life and aren’t influenced by ALL the art around them at all times), I decided to see how much credibility this “fear” actually had... using MATH.
So I have about 57,790 watchers on DA. I’m not counting other sites like Facebook or my website because there’s obviously some overlap, and some of the people who hate me will fill in that gap. So roughly 57,790 people on the planet watch me.
i saw frozen and hobbit this week (spoilers)so here are my superspoilery opinions of these movies ---i saw frozen and hobbit this week (spoilers)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
just opinions, there is no more validity to them than to anyone elses
so, let's start with frozen....
i made a huge mistake before frozen...huuugeeee mistake.
i listened to that let it go song....
now, what follows is an example how one small thing can snowball into a huge friggin thing... see what i did there ? snowball?
so i listened to that song.. and ..um.. it sounded glorious... but it also sounded like an anthem to coming out of the closet.... i mean, i deal with subtext a lot. and even i have seen people see more in my own writing than i intended. rarely but it happened. so subtext is hardly a new thing ...
we are talking about a song that says
don't let them know don't let them see , be the good girl you always have to be
conceal don't feel don't let them know... well now they know...
and this is just some of it... there is this vibe of a sexual liberation in the s
Collection: Bosch Lampoonist or Serious Visionary?Collection: Bosch Lampoonist or Serious Visionary?4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Bosch: Lampoonist or Serious Visionary?
Creator of some of the most bizarre and frightening artwork in the history of art, scholars have long debated who exactly Hieronymus Bosch was and what was the meaning and purpose of his “over the top” grotesqueries (c. 1450—1500). His most famous work is the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights. Panel One depicts Adam & Eve in Paradise. Panel Two depicts the earthly delights: nude bodies, exotic birds, bowls of fruit. Panel Three depicts Hell’s punishments for partaking of the delights. Centuries later, scholars debated whether he was a radical religious heretic or a satir
Character Trades!I'm getting a couple of commissions done today so I figured I'd open CHARACTER TRADES!Character Trades!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the deal
If you draw my character meeting yours, I will do the same.
if you color, I will color
Based off of how much detail you use, I will do the same
It's a game that will help us both with pushing limits and we gets to see our ocs drawn in different styles!
Game starts Now!
I know I will~
Kidney Transplant!As of writing this journal I am officially 10 days out from having an organ transplant. I wanted to wait and make the announcement until I was feeling a bit better. And now I am!Kidney Transplant!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was called and came into Seattle just 3 hours later, rushed to the Virginia Mason hospital and within minutes I was getting prepped for surgery. The surgery was 5 hours, went well, and I am currently in a long term stay hotel in Seattle. I'll be here for a month total (more if needed) and its still not hit me yet how insane it all sounds.
My organ came from a cadaver donor, is in the top %20 in the nation. After 4 days it is working at peak performance. New medications to get used to, new tastes smells and sounds. My kidney affects -so much- of my life that it's exciting to see just what changes on a day to day basis.
Here's a list of the biggest changes:
My skin is healthy, no longer cracked, dry peeling or bleeding
I can eat just about anything now (In fact they want me to eat tons)
I can taste things, and
my dearest adventure time ask oc communityhow do i even.. express in words, my gratitudemy dearest adventure time ask oc community1 year ago in Personal More Like This
my genuine LOVE for this community?
how do i express my thanks?
my thanks to all of you, my overwhelming just
adoration of this community, and all of its people
i am speechless
i was near emotional tears last night
the wonderful journal that my amazing
kokobro, :iconchesdere: put up, the response it got
im forever in her debt, for doing the thing i could never do
and that's to speak up publically about this
i can't even begin to express my thanks, to everyone
let us be friends, distant, or if we don't even know each other
your words, your affections just..
i always feared you had all gone against me, or that
I had really done wrong
and maybe i have. i suppose it depends
on your vantage point
i want everyone to know, those who have come to me
saying they are sorry, for holding a vendetta towards me over
all of this nonsense
know that none of you, need to be sorry for anything
im not upset
You had just part of the story
[CONTEST] Create-A-Bestie!!! [closed][CONTEST] Create-A-Bestie!!! [closed]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
THE ENTRY WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED!!
Thank you so much to all those who entered or had the desire to do so <333
If you did not get your character done in time, still finish her and show the world how righteous she is~ I'd like to also encourage those who got their entries in to do the same.
If you don't win the contest as bestie, know that Keraun will still be a friend of your character's if you do not win.
I have a present for all those who entered that I should be done with really soon; then judging will commence~<3
20% - Art
30% - Character/Background
50% - FUN — cause i can tell if you had fun. UvU
I will contact you all in a few days
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS! I DON’T BITE UNLESS PROVOKED! <333
The Muse AbidesAsk any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be the loneliest and cruelest place on earth.The Muse Abides3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: May 23, 2012 by techgnotic
Ask any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be
1k watchers raffle! CLOSED winners announced!Thank you all for participating!!1k watchers raffle! CLOSED winners announced!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The winners are known
Wow, I got 20 people to join! Therefore, there will be two winners! >w<
First winners get the pick between icon style 1 and icon style 2. The second winner gets what's left of the two.
Next giveaway will be with the 100.000 pv kiriban^^ so stay turned on!
Congrats to :iconlavifreak:!!
And congrats to :iconyukifubuki:!!
I'll send both of a note soon! So wait for it
And again, thank you all for entering ;w; It was a joy to see so many enter! Please don't be dissepointed if you didn't win ;3; More raffles are to come in time!
Only a few left and I got 1k watchers!
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
CyberbullyingIt's 3 AM and I literately cannot sleep. This is perhaps the most stressful subject I have typed in deviantART, and I don't expect people to agree with me, but.. here I go.Cyberbullying1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The internet is a place where one can freely speak whatever they want. But how free should it be? You can easily type up horrible things about a person and it probably won't affect you. But you know what? This is wrong. Very wrong.
Why do I say this you may ask? Well...
I took part of cyberbullying. And I know, there will be lots of people looking down at me for this, but I will bravely stand here and say the truth.
Now, I didn't necessarily troll or drew something that's downright terrible, but I did gossip. I gossiped around someone's back, and picked on them for being different. My friends and I thought that by picking on one person, it would be funny or "cool".
But do you know how wrong this truly is? This is VERY wrong. It does NOT make you cool or f
GingerSmore is deadI Have ended my Ship with Dree. I'm very sorry for those of you that loved them. But I had enough of this one sided relationship. Tho i have nothing against the admin and wish her the best I feel it has been hurting me more to go on than to just end it all.GingerSmore is dead9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This story has many parts and please id rather you not try to comment your opinions here or try to search for any answers. I felt this ship was rocking on a cliff. It was not equal participation. to the point there was simply no participation. There was words said, words of anger, words of truth, words that stuck in ones mind and shut them down completely. But i am okay. Jakiel is...okay
Some issues were ship based, several was personal. But things are okay. I'm not going to be ugly and bash. Im doing this maturely and publicly for you to be aware.
When one door closes another opens and that what has happen to me.
I know my reason and if your where in my place you would to. Lets just say they had a divorce.
I'M keeping m
Final AkaiDalia ShoutOut!Hey guys~! Sorry if I've been kind of inactive lately, but a lot of things have come up and my slow internet isn't really helping... XD But a special commentary will be coming soon, and it's the final talk on AkaiDalia! As we all know, she has deactivated her account and she has left to Inkbunny and FurAffinity, so the community is alleviated to no longer hold the burden and are celebrating how we can finally move on! To commemorate that, we will make our final commentary on Akai, but not alone~! We have invited some of the most well known YouTubers and Deviants that have ranted on Akai to talk with us about their experience with Akai and what they have learned from it~!Final AkaiDalia ShoutOut!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Since there are some that are not able to join, I gave the idea of creating a Shout-Out from this journal, so you can voice your final thoughts on Akai and I will read them out loud with your name so you can also be heard~! Because of course none of this would have happened without your collaboration~!
So go head~! Lea
Why artist get so pissed off on art thieves? this journal, spread it, share it, so others can see it.Why artist get so pissed off on art thieves?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
5 minutes here for Ninjakato.
"Why do you artists always get so pissed off when someone uses your artwork? You should take it as a compliment!"
"You should take it as a Compliment --"
A compliment would be admiring an artist's work where they post it, and if you really want to use it that badly, complimenting them would be you having enough respect for them to ask first.
Most of us don't get mad because you use it, it's because you use it without asking or pretend you didn't know who/where it came from when there's a link to where you can find the original artist on the image.
Taking someone's car to crash it in a derby isn't a compliment to them any more than taking someone's art to wreck it or claim it is a compliment. More so without asking.
"What about realism artists
Shipping Meme!!!Shipping Meme!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lookie what we have here! A shipping chart! You should go check it out
Made by :iconEmmalineMagentaMay:
30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the following days, draw/write your OTP:
01 - Holding hands
02 - Cuddling somewhere
[Bullet; Green]03 - Gaming/watching a movie
[Bullet; Green]04 - On a date
[Bullet; Green]05 - Kissing
[Bullet; Green]06 - Wearing eachothers’ clothes
[Bullet; Green]07 - Cosplaying
[Bullet; Green]08 - Shopping
[Bullet; Green]09 - Hanging out with friends
[Bullet; Green]10 - With animal ears
[Bullet; Green]11 - Wearing kigurumis
[Bullet; Green]12 - Making out
[Bullet; Green]13 - Eating icecream
[Bullet; Green]14 - Genderswapped
[Bullet; Green]15 - In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
[Bullet; Green]16 - During their morning ritual(s)
[Bullet; Green]17 - Spooning
[Bullet; Green]18 - Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex. Just remember to tag appropriately.)
[Bullet; Green]19 - In formal wear
[Bullet; Green]20 - Dancing
Wow I have to peebut I'm lazy. and just asdasfdhWow I have to pee2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'mma volcano of mother fucking emotion /throws pillows
I hate being a teenager. I feel mad to happy then to sad and I take it out on everyone. Which isn't fair but I still do it.
I hate myself some days.
I am very unstable in my emotions.
Like very, but apparently my mom sees nothing wrong with it.
MOM. I TAKE IT OUT ON PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST THERE. I THINK I NEEDHELp. a bfhfdgj
/under the bed
I still need to pee.
I really don't hate my ex from the last journal. I said that outta anger.
Shes upset now about things. I want to be there for her, but again being the fuck up I am I made it worse by being a bitch.
YAY FOR BEING STUPID
I need something to do.
What meants to be a Pro?I was talking with somefriends the other day, they told me that i should quit deviantart and move to this new fresh pages were profesionals are, because deviantart was filled with kids,art wannabes and social dudes. They didnt said it as something disrespectful oe something, they were just giving me a nice advice to get more audience. But that got me thinking, this guy is really good this days his style its uniquegets top clients and stuff, but 5 years ago his art was really filled with flaws, he was one of those kids he was complaining deviant art was filled with.What meants to be a Pro?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
That got me thinking he has a different point of view of how been a Pro means to me. For me Pro doesnt mean professional, its a short word for PROMISE. Pro artists are people that can keep a promsie, and thats really important. Its so sad when they relate Pro word to art skills, its like they draw this red line on the floor and they measure people who can get in and who gets out. When its the moment when an artist feel
TIS THE SEASON (Christmas giveaway- WINNERS)CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS! Joestaro WAS THE WINNER OF THE SKETCH AND Relical WILL BE GETTING THE BAEBUOY CUSTOMTIS THE SEASON (Christmas giveaway- WINNERS)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED<3333
HI GUYS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS
this was a spur of the moment thing and so I hope you guys will like it :3c
This Christmas I will be giving away one custom Christmas baebuoy slot as well as one colored sketch! the baebuoy will come with blessed traits just like the reindeer one and will have a christmas/holiday theme of your choosing. For the sketch it can be feral OR humanoid (humanoid will be waist-up though) and can also have a holiday theme if you'd like.
it comes with a twist though :3c
To enter all you need to do is fav this journal and then comment telling me who your best friend is here and why, as well as what you'll be entering. You can enter for both, but can only win one! (also you'll have to comment about two different people) PLEASE make the comment as sincere as possible? don't do it half-assed...