Confession. Im sorry.. well we areHello my fellow Ryceballs. Its been a while since I wrote another journal I do apologize, I have been busy lately with things. Well.. to be honest there has been some frictions.. with us. You might be confused by what I just said.. well ok let me begin by saying thank you to all the supporters over the years first, 6 to be exact! Ry-Spirit began his life on Deviant 6 years ago! Wow long time right?! And I think it is time that I share something with you guys. Just wanna be honest here.. There is no I in Ry-Spirit. But there is an 'Us'. Ry-Spirit.. Umm Ry.. He never existed. I will explain in this journal entry.Confession. Im sorry.. well we are5 months ago in Personal More Like This
6 years ago me and 4 talented friends decided to make an account on Deviantart and created a fictional artist by the name of Ry-Spirit. We all had our own individual Deviantart accounts but we weren't really getting a lot of pageviews and attention, mostly because we have our own lives and don't have all day to just sit down and draw. But we really wanted a page th
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 Story9 months 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
Game of ThronesWe say one thing to death: not today.Game of Thrones5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“A very small man can cast a very large shadow.” -Varys to Tyrion Lannister
"The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword." -Eddard 'Ned' Stark
"Valar Morghulis." (All men must die.)
A Game of Thrones - Darkstar by TheFirstAngel
"All my life men like you've sneered at me, and all my life I've been knocking men like you into the dust." -Brienne
Brienne by euclase
"Lady Stark, you may survive us yet." -Tyrion Lannister to Sansa Stark
The Young Lady Stark by alicexz
Digitally Delicious: April 25thHarbor by vitellanDigitally Delicious: April 25th4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Season 4 is coming! by su-ke
The whaler girls by Zephyri
Reborn by DubMutt
Homecoming by Sprias
Medieval Fabric Dyers by RhysGriffiths
Between wishes and stars by Veelocity
The Capital of Roddon by outstarwalker
bamboo forest spirits by sheer-madness
An Empire Rises by AlectorFencer
The travelers by Sunima
Don't cry my little Joan
Lets talk about Mental IllnessHey guys. I wasn't gonna talk about this at all as I usually don't like to be too depressing or heavy with my journal entries, I see my role here on Deviantart as an artist and an escape for some who wants to just have a fun reading my stories and polls or just enjoy looking at some art, so I try to avoid heavier topics like MH 370 or the Gaza war and stuff, Im sure there are already many news about that and my input is probably not neccersary, sure these issues are serious but don't think its my role to talk about it. However, I also think its important to bring awareness to a recent news because it MAY be affecting you directly right now, I am of course talking about the death of Robin Williams, yes like many of you, I was also pretty sad about the loss of Robin Williams, if you don't know who he was then you might be like 'I don't get why anyone is sad about the death of an actor' but trust me Im sure like many people who grew up watching his movies, you feel a certain bond with thiLets talk about Mental Illness3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Apologies for 3DS Swapnote/Letterbox SuspensionAs you may know, a few days ago Nintendo suspended 3DS's swapnote/letterbox (Depending on which country your from) system, due to users exchanging offensive material. What Letterbox is? its a software that allows you to write letters or draw doodles or attach pictures and send it to your friends. Its a great little fun software, I always liked Letterbox, I use it a lot to draw funny pictures of pikachu and top hats to friends. And... also for.. umm...... *deep breath 1 2 3* Ok. Ahhem, I am guilty of exchanging adult material to my 3DS buddy, :iconohgodwhyplz: and no Im not talking about naked photos of myself or anything like that ok! But of some sexy pics I found on the net... in 3D. Its mostly for laughs. its just interesting to see those 'pictures' in 3D. Also funny that we are using an innocent child friendly console toy for this purpose. SO JUST FOR FUN, me and my friend sent the sexy pics we found on the net to each other. THEN a day later, we get the news that Swapnote/LetterboxApologies for 3DS Swapnote/Letterbox Suspension10 months ago in Personal More Like This
1,111 watchers Give-away!Soo.. who's the winner?1,111 watchers Give-away!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you wanna see it via the Livestream I just did, than click the link below, click "Raffle results!" and rewatch the vid, you'll feel the tense! 8D If you don't like the tension of waiting for results or you don't want to watch this 5 min vid, then scroll allll the way down (because I'm keeping the results out of the sight of those who want to see the vid first)
It's #20, EndlessSky26!! Congratulations, please note me your adress as soon as possible! C:
Also this was the last time I've updated this Journal, man this thing got so many edit you guys have probably gone insane by now because of the thousands of updates and having this Journal pop up again =w=
Oh and yes, I will do another raffle in the future! But that's still faaaar away at the moment.
And lastly, to everyone who entered; <
OMG its an Asian!I don't know if you guys know this but Im actually an Asian living in Australia. And there's always something from my family that ticks me off, and it's how they always view themselves as an outsider living in a foreign country. My father especially, would always say 'We Asians bla bla bla' and 'The westerners bla bla bla'. Nothing too racist but always drawing a line between the Asians and everyone else who doesn't have black hair and HD widescreen eyes. Very often we would be watching something random on TV and as soon as there's an Asian or mention of Asian, my parents would turn into meerkats sitting right up and bringing their full attention to it. They would be like "OMG its an Asian!" and try to listen closely, sometimes even turning the volume up to find out what is going on. Like as if to find out whether the Aussies are making fun of the Asians. And when there's an Asian in movies, even just a not important character who only appears in the movie for 5 minutes, my dadOMG its an Asian!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks a MillionTHANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND LOVE BLA BLA BLA BLAThanks a Million4 months 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
Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - Atlantis:iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - AtlantisRealms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - Atlantis2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the 50th issue of my fantasy features!
These are now part of a collection in a group created specifically for this project. If you like this feature, you can find more gorgeous artwork at the group, including some never featured in these articles before.
I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, 's and 's!
This is a special feature, as it marks the 50th feature collection I've run. This is a project that is very special to me, as I really enjoy sharing stories of fantastic tales and cultural myths. I hope I can go on for another 50 more! ^_^
So for this special issue, I'm trying something different. The feature for this collection is:
Tagged. Sh*tHiya Ryceballs. So.. I was tagged by somone in one of those survey thingy, usually I tend to ignore tags... But this is a friend of mine, so I must do it. And she even bothered to make a video tag too, thank you for that! I also was gonna make a video as a reply until I realise I dont wanna show my face. (Camera shy) Lucky she gave me permission to stay in my comfort zone and write about it in my journal if I like. Here's her video by the way, by Ms :iconminnibutt:Tagged. Sh*t11 months ago in Personal More Like This
AND here's my reply.
1. What's your biggest fear?
There's NO WAY Im telling anyone my biggest fear, that would be like showing your weakness allowing yourself to be open for attacks. I swear if I let this slip, there would be people coming up to me putting their hand on the back of my head and shouting "HEY RY THERE'S A SPIDER ON YOUR HEAD!" and I'll be running around screaming and crying like a little girl, jumping into the closet then freaking out again as I i
Myths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Results should be up within a weekMyths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yooooo Ky-nim here with another contest!
Ever wanted to try making the Myths of Unova cast wear an outfit you wished they wore? Want some shiny Pokemon for your X/Y game? If you said yes to any of those (esp the second one), we have a "Fashion Contest" for you!! Which may or may not be a way to keep ya'll distracted until the hiatus ends eheheh
Sounds like a fun contest and want to participate? Awesome! Here are some guidelines for the contest.
Draw any of the MoU cast (human, Pokemon) in an outfit that they would not normally wear!
Gijinkas of the Pokemon cast are allowed (dead 'mons too!)
Doing a crossover outfit entry is okay (i.e. KLK, SnK). BUT since creativity is part of the judging criteria (see below), please keep in mind that a entry with original outfits (or even outfits that take influence/reference to a show without copy-pasting) will be rated higher in that category.
Please keep all
X-FactorHiya guys. Just wanted to talk about something that has been on my mind a bit and think it would be X-tremely beneficial to share with everybody. Ever since I became a CV I have been getting quite a number of Daily Deviation suggestions from many people, and it is unfortunate to say but usually only 10% of them gets through and make it for a DD, and I feel bad sometimes rejecting the suggestions, because most of them ain't bad at all, but they are lack that special something, its missing that X-Factor.X-Factor8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Above is a photo of me and the other CVs (I am the one on the far right of course) deciding on whether the artwork is DD worthy or not. Actually before I became a CV I just wanted to give a DD to every good art I see, until when I realise a good drawing might not be enough for a DD sometimes, sometimes I would see an artwork and just think 'omg... this. This puts all the other suggestions to shame!'. Why did I give a DD to that Zelda artwork last week when I could've given it to t
New Drawing VideoStuff I SayNew Drawing Video2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I put together a new art time lapse video the other day. Its not as sped up as my pokemon drawing videos so hopefully you can learn more from it.
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Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!Nintendo 4DS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
Commision Raffle! Ends 4th of JulyIndependence day is coming up for us Americans, so partly celebrate and partly to thank my watchers, I'm doing a little raffle! The prize is a free commission from me (cricket chirps)! I know, I know, not that exciting. But I really want to do something for you guys because your support is everything to me.Commision Raffle! Ends 4th of July1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can enter by:
Favorite or comment this.
Comment on my profile.
Watch me so you know what happens!
You get a for entering if I haven't already given you one.
I will be taking names until the 4th. When I get home from the fireworks, I'll draw a name from a hat and note the winner!
Full color, one - two character commission. Ships are okay as long as they are PG-13. Nothing NSFW, sorry
I can only promise the best of my ability. Don't claim it as your own work, no repost, blah blah blah.
I don't expect many entries, so I'd say whoever enters has a
Cup contest 2012 | 4196 :points: | winners!Sorry that it took more than a day, but I was hoping for a more clear second and third place. Anyway these are the entries that won!Cup contest 2012 | 4196 :points: | winners!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First place: 2000 + 3 month PM or 636
.: Smiley Cup :. by Pure-Poison89
Second place: 1000
Strawberry cup by So-ghislaine
Third place: 500
Half Empty or Half Full? by ajnataya
I will give you all your price now <3 Congrats!
And thanks for the people who voted in the poll
EDIT13jan2013: The cup contest ended yesterday. It was quite hard to decide (believe me ), but I made a decision for the final poll based on:
1. originality, concept
Thank you all for your participation
These 10 entries made it to the final.
Are you the Main Character of your own Life?Thats a funny question to ask actually, "Are you the main character of your own life?" I can't really imagine anyone saying someone else is the main character in their own life, like 'Yeah my friend Bob, he is the main character, I am just a supporting role in his epic tale, pretty much if he dies I would also have to take my own life because his story has finished'. No. Im sure everyone consider themselves as the main character of their own lives, it's my story, my life, etc etc. I guess the real question is, how important is your story?Are you the Main Character of your own Life?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Eversince I was a small ugly child, I have considered myself to be the STAR of my own movie. "The Life of Ry" is the title of the film, without sounding too egotentacles, it just mean that I felt I was destined to do great things, this might have something to do with how I was brought up, I was very optimistic, I was quite spoiled even, I was always happy and laughing, it may have something to do with me being an only child and the fact that I
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 Shield1 year 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
So yeah about that last journal.....:iconlaughsplz:So yeah about that last journal.....5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Six Questions for Rewriting I have a book on writing! http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-To-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C/refd_sim_kstore_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EBPNWS0SC846Z737DYE Go buy it.The Six Questions for Rewriting1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been doing rewrites a lot lately, and for each chapter I do, I sit down and write these seven questions on the back of the last chapter page. Every. Chapter. (And I just did all 52 some-odd chapters of Mark of the Conifer last night.) If you can answer these questions with one sentence or so, you are in good shape to do a good rewrite. If you are rambling, writing paragraphs, you are losing focus and probably have too much going on in the chapter. You probably need to break things up, remove or cut elements, or move them to more appropriate places. These questions are supposed to help you declare a goal for each chapter, nail down what you’re going for, and help you keep in mind while you rewrite.
Watch me as Special Guest on The Show HereHiya folks, for those who missed it live and wanna watch my interview on JohnRamboPresents The Show #119, you can watch it here. I appear from 1:02:13 onwards but I advice you to watch the whole show cos its quite funny, especially the part about the Toy Fair 2014 from the 14:56 mark. On the show I talk about the Life of Ry, Art, Puns, Chicago, Struggles, Ryceballs, Pikachu and all those usual Ry stuff. Enjoy!Watch me as Special Guest on The Show Here6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Its an honor to be on a Show that I love dearly talking to John and OJ, Oh and for those curious what i sound like, here's your chance.
Please feel free to leave a nice comment on the Youtube comments too if its not too troublesome. :3
Contest: Fan Art NouveauHeya guys just a heads up that a new fan art contest for you to join is available here. Please click the thumbnails for full details!Contest: Fan Art Nouveau4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is due on the 2nd of June. With delicious prizes including points and premium memberships. Judges includes alexandrasalas, JZLobo, Lyricanna, SingingFlames and yours truly.
Im allergic to Male DeodorantWell not exactly allergic, but I really dislike the smell of male deodorant. And yes you guessed it, I actually uses female deodorant.. *cries forever because manliness is currently at 0%*Im allergic to Male Deodorant5 months ago in Personal More Like This
^Thats me before I head out. I really do like the smell of female deodorant, it smells soooo good, like a harem. The only problem is that when I buy them in shops I get all tomato faced embarrassed... especially when I am testing the smell to see which one is to my liking... I somtimes deliberately not pick the pink colored deodorant just so its not as obvious :I
But how did this start? Why the hatred for male deodorant? Well I think it goes back to school days... especially in camps.. when the boys would play basketball and get all sweaty pamyu pamyu after the game... I am not a fan of playing basketball so usually I would just be in the camp room playing videogames, then they would go back to the room and spray ALOT (Like s