Dealing with Creative DOUBT...I'm at the point where nothing seems right. Everything I write down is cliche, badly written, and has bad pacing. Yet when I was younger I would turn out stories one right after the other like a non-stop machine. But now...thanks to all those instructors and classes, the creative edge is now limping along like a dog with only one leg.Dealing with Creative DOUBT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I don't have an agent or anything published in the first place. So that does paint an extra layer of doubt upon the situation.
...when I discuss this, usually I'm berated with people saying, "Stop being so emo." As if depression were something that one can simply switch on and off.
...I guess what I'm doing here is ... trying to find some kind of sign, revelation or clue that I'm not a bad writer or that I'm just another writing loser.
You're not a bad writer or a loser of any kind.
-- You're NORMAL.
The truth is all artists of every kind have to deal with Doubt -- from the rank beginner to the professional. All of us, without excep
Helpful LinksdA FAQHelpful Links6 years ago in Personal More Like This
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latex + white color = scienceor what if...latex + white color = science1 year ago in Personal More Like This
under that coat, there is another coat.
Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKSSo... that last journal was a doosie wasn't it? 500+ comments and counting! Yikes. I can always count on Anita Sarkeesian to give me tons of views, lol. All joking aside, that was a very serious batch of discussions. Anytime we talk about sexism and objectification of women in gaming or geek culture, it's sure to get a lot of responses.Sexism in Gaming Culture LINKS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly since Anita is such a hot-topic around the internet, there was more than one person who were trying to claim that there actually isn't ANY issue with the game industry involving sexism at all. To them, this whole idea that women are marginalized or objectified or treated badly both in the gaming industry and in geek culture is just false. It doesn't exist. And any attempt to explain why we need to change things is inherently flawed because there's no reason to do so.
So in the interest of trying to debunk that bullshit, I made a list of sources I accumulated around the internet to prove that this is indeed a problem. I think everyone can benefit f
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 story5 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
drawing/painting tutorialsI noticed that some of you have difficulties to draw or paint charactersdrawing/painting tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so here are some pretty useful websites that helped me a lot and maybe it will help you too .
Andrew Loomis: http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/
6 books by the awesome Andrew Loomis that will teach you the fundamentals
Barbara Bradley: http://www.mightyartdemos.com/mightyartdemos-bradley.html
a really good website which will help you to draw fabric folds
probably the best website for a beginner. it will just teach you everything xD from figure drawing to color block-in and shading
Stan Prokopenko: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV
a complement for Georgetown's website
yup have fun^^
infernal month...this month was a baaad one..as you may have noticed by the sheer derailment of my schedule.infernal month...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i wont go into details, but suffice to say, by this Wednesday i will clear my workload and on Thursday or Friday next update cometh....
now if you will excuse me i'm off to collapse with exhaustion
One Dream Continuation...Well, I honestly thought that this discarded project would stay a discarded project, but...yeah. I guess all the comments and urging I got from you guys kinda motivated me to pick it up again. That, and while browsing through my old files for this game, I kinda realized that I really did have fun while making it (despite it taking forever just to get the main menu done and I had spent hours ripping my hair out trying to get the hang of flash). I'll still be using flash to make it, because Renpy's too restricting, and Novelty's too confusing (for me, at least). So that means I'll have to work on everything again from scratch. I'll still be using the old drawings I made for it (because redesigning would take up too much effort that I would rather use making the actual game), but I'll be making some slight adjustments here and there. One example being to get rid of the navigation concept where you are the one who decides where to go. Instead, I'll be making it more of a visual nOne Dream Continuation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
The Peanuts RevolutionThe Peanuts Revolution3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
The Peanuts Revolution
Snoopy by fubango
Charles M. SCHULZ & Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown and Snoopy
Peanuts was the King of the Newspaper Comic Strips, its 17,879 4-panel strips running from 1950 until the death of the author/illustrator/creator Charles M. Schulz in 2000. Along the
Creating your own MangaIntroductionCreating your own Manga3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga and your story has been separated into scenes and plot points you wish to use to drive your story.
*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!Watched Frozen today and it was quite the mess of Scandinavian culture and stereotypes. Don't get defensive if you really love the movie. It was indeed a cultural mess, but in an entertaining way. Also, while watching it, I unintentionally came up with a somewhat sinister theory of what is going on behind the scenes of the main story. (Keep in mind this is just for fun. I can't imagine this was what Disney was thinking. Consider it an alternative interpretation of the Frozen universe)*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
While it takes place in some Disney fantasy country called Arendelle, it's clearly strongly inspired by Norway, what with all the mentions of fjords and such. But the people in the royal city are wearing clothes that looks like a mix between Swedish and Norwegian dress and they raise a maypole which is mostly a Swedish tradition in Scandinavia (it's still done a few places in Denmark too and even fewer places in Norway, so really, it's seen as a Swedish thing). At one point they meet a shopkeeper who
I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.I want to educate some people.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you decide to read, thank you. I hope no one takes offense to this and has an open mind when reading. If you don't read this, fine. Just don't be surprised if you end up doing what I'm about to explain, you get snapped at for it somewhere down the road.
It is common curtousy to not question someone you don't really know. Right?
You're walking down the street and see a gentleman in a wheelchair with cuts and scars all over.
Typical initial reaction: Oh, that person has been through something to make him that way. Try not to stare and continue about your business.
You wouldn't run up to that stranger and ask in their face, "HEY MAN. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHAT ARE ALL THOSE MARKS ON YOUR SKIN? WHY ARE YOU MISSING A LEG? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR ARM? WHY ARE YOU SO WEIRD LOOKING?"
Why would you do it on the internet...?
Is it because it's the internet and you feel like
New Generation- Reese Grown UpAge: 20New Generation- Reese Grown Up11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Physical characteristics: Long nose, glasses, wavy hair, tan skin
Quirks: Prefers country life to city life, easily startled, really,really, heavy, sleeper. He's bad at telling pokemon apart and has a bandana for each of his pokemons.
Personality: Easy-going, charismatic, ambition with no drive, sarcastic, kind-hearted
Likes: Sleeping, swimming, treenut salad, Italian food,
Dislikes: Arguing, Being told what to do, rats
(Coat is optional)
After leaving home at 17 with his families meowth, Reese set out on an adventure creating a small family of his own with the Pokemon he acquired along the way.
Now 3 years later Reese has matured by a huge margin. After his brief but horrid relationship with a girl he met when he was 18, He decided to change his life around. Reese gave most of the Pokemon he collected on his journey to Vance's poke safari and began to c
***100 Point giveaway,CLOSED, NO RESULTS YET***Hello, all of you parking meters***100 Point giveaway,CLOSED, NO RESULTS YET***2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I decided to host a 100 giveaway because Christmas x3
Let us begin, but first, the RUUUUUUULLLLLLEEEESSSS :iconwooooplz:
HOW TO ENTER
Favorite this journal x3
Advertise this in some way, be it in your polls, journals or even in your signature, I care not, as long as it's advertised x3
...Watch me-shot- But really, you never know if another giveaway like this might spring up c:
If there are any featured people in this journal, watch em'. I WILL CHECK, SO DON'T THINK YOU'RE GONNA GET AWAY WITH LYING ;3
ENTER THE DOUBLE CHANCE
Doing what's written here is going to enter your name twice when I'm going to randomize the names x3
Feature me somewhere, if you are gonna do that, link me to where ya featured me ^^ BTW : Featuring me is not ADVERTISING the giveaway itself. It's two completely different things.
ENTER THE TRIPLE CHANCE
Doing what's written here is going to ent
Drawn To Your Beauty Contest![over]Drawn To Your Beauty Contest![over]Drawn To Your Beauty Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
W I N N E R S
Some comments from the judges:
"Mixed media, very daredevil and unique indeed! Something so simple can be so different and outstanding."
"I just have to say that the person depicted in this piece of digital art is quite amazing. The color and bright tones of the skin look stunning and spectacular. The form of it all and the presentation also looks very nice and beautiful."
"I absolutely LOVED this! Clearly states innocence. Best of all, I can't tell whether its painted, or if its a photo!"
"I think quality is wonderfully showed in this piece of art. The tones and technique are beautifully executed! It also gives off a very professional vibe."
Some comments from the judges:
"This drawing is beautifully done
Found A Place To Download All Hetalia MMD Models~http://mikudance.info/models/hetalia/links.html#RomanoFemByCrazzyToast12Found A Place To Download All Hetalia MMD Models~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There Are Alot From Nyotalia And More.
500 points Giveaway!!Hello everyoneeee!! How are you doing?? Omg it's been a few months since I last wrote a journal I've been swamped by university between final exams and reports to hand in! I was supposed to be done with it all by today but alas I still have a few reports overdue that I have to hand in tomorrow... I am completely stressed out!500 points Giveaway!!11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
But not all of it was bad in this first month of the year...! On January 1st the incredibly sweet Gwendolyn12 gave me my 4th Daily Deviation on the piece that I hold the closest to my heart:
. . . I will wait for you . . .
:iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: I seriously had no words to describe just HOW MUCH BLISS it brought to my tiny heart ;___; I made this piece well over a year ago and I still think it's the best one in my gallery. People tell me my pieces can convey feelings to them but this is the only piece in my gallery that can actually make ME cry..
FRIENDZONES new pageto start reading "FRIENDZONES"FRIENDZONES new page1 year ago in Personal More Like This
lmfao wow 2 months without update and suddenly wow who are you
btw guys i decided to stop updating on InkBlazer i feel more confortable with Smackjeeves. (totally not because its a website full of BL/ yes)
i will try to update more often hehe lol
did u know i hate kazunari thats why i just
I PROCRASTINATED I KILLED MY HIATUS I DREW 2 PAGES
IM A LOSER AND MY ART QUALITY DROPPED OF A LOT
Hello I may update on my website if i finish it.
so the updates would be there probably
if one day i finish it
so dont be mad
if i stop SmackJeeves or Inkblazer
last day of vacation weep//
dont be shocked kazunari is a loser
dont even try to take my yuuba
i hate art block today
Guess what's back.Hallos bros.Guess what's back.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And here we go. Many of you came to complain Axsoris came back on my page/journal. Yes. It fuckin' came back. I know. And you know why they came back ? Because they said that malwares were the only reason to take it down.
So I'm gonna put this IP address again, so you could report this fucker here.
If you want to report them, it's for Copyright infringement. And because of pop-up adverts for pr0n. I bet they still contain viruses, but I'm not sure. And if there are adverts, they get money. They get money from your arts.
Well, I recommend you to follow this person who put down Axsoris the first time. Like this you'll have news directly from her. http://vixen525.deviantart.com/journal/Death-to-AxSoris-392654769
And most of all : Axsoris is like google. When you type for your username, it's going to search for your informations, and finds your dr
Art Raffle .:Winners Announced:.Hey everyone.Art Raffle .:Winners Announced:.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to do another art raffle, my last one was quite a while ago involving icons, it was quite fun so I'm going to do another raffle.
You do not have to be a watcher of mine to enter, anyone can.
You may only enter once, multiple entries will result a ban from the raffle
To enter, favorite this journal.
I will be using random.org to pick the winners
Last time, I only gave the choice of having icons. Since I raised the price of icons quite recently I'm also going to add in a full picture. The choice is yours if you want either an icon or a full picture but you may only have one.
Here are a few examples of my icons and full pictures.
Side notes on icons- the more complex the animation is the less detail I tend to give it. You may choose between a static
THE OPENING GOD WHYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJmjzFgdOx8&feature=youtu.beTHE OPENING GOD WHY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
JUST THE OPENING.
You wanna hear me being a freakin' Uke ? Here you go-
I know that some bros like it////
Summer contest! (Folder closed)Hi! The contest folder is now closed! I am very busy at the moment so I don't have a lot of time to be online, but the voting will most likely start on Wednesday or Thursday! (If you were signed up for the contest but didn't make the deadline, just send be a note before Wednesday/Thursday and we'll work something out!).Summer contest! (Folder closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the event of this group's two week anniversary I thought that it was time for a competition in order to get this group started properly!
:iconpervycielCiel is excited!)
The theme of the competition is going to beee, wait for it, music (I were planning to come up with some awesome and catchy name, but my creative abilities just died, so music it is)!
You are supposed to chose a song (it could be any type of song from any genre), and the title of this song has to be the title of your entry- and your submission has to be inspired by that song! If any of that was unclear, just send me a note or leave a comment!