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 Story1 year 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
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 are1 year 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
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!1 year 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 Suspension1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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 4DS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.
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*t2 years 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
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?9 months 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
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! =DHi there, everyone! How's your very first day in 2013?HAPPY NEW YEAR!! =D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, my family and I just sat together in front of the television and watched the New Year firework which was shot off in Taipei 101 a few minutes ago.
Wish all of you have a wonderful night with people you love. Happy New Year~! :iconsweethugplz:
Oh, and here's the picture of the gingerbread men which were made by my friends and me:
So... which one do you guys think that it was made by me?
I have been terribly busy these days so I will take more time to respond to the feedback I've received so far.
Thanks for all the sweet feedback~! It means a lot to me.
My finals are upcoming in two to three weeks and I have many papers and presentations to prepare.
But, I have to m
Updates (College Acceptances etc.)Hello... sorry I haven't spoken on dA for a few months, I'm finally ABLE TO JUST SIT DOWN ON MY COMPUTER FOR ONCE THIS WEEKEND so I decided to just write a journal entry. Because some of you have been keeping up with my college application status / asked me a lot about colleges or portfolios, I will give yall the dirt.Updates (College Acceptances etc.)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the colleges I applied to and the status of each one:
1. Savannah College of Art & Design (Animation Major)- accepted
2. New York School of Visual Arts (Animation Major)- accepted
3. Ringling College of Art & Design (Computer Animation)- accepted
4. California Institute of the Arts (Character Animation)- accepted
5. Sheridan (Bachelor of Animation)- unknown
So it seems like most likely I will be going to calarts as of now. I have a small class so i'm kinda happy about that... just kinda nervous about being surrounded by older talented people o)-<
As for sheridan... it doesn't really matter much at this point b/c I won't be going there.
But yeah I actu
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Poll: Continue the Nuzlocke?Hey guys, it's been a long while. Sorry! I'm not dead!Poll: Continue the Nuzlocke?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
But uh, I'm not sure if the comic is. I don't know if anyone cares about it at this point, or would be upset if I cancelled it... I must seem like such a flake but life is very different for me now! Making comics takes up more time than I ever estimated! Besides, I'm considering doing a new non-Nuzlocke story that better agrees with my current writing style. (It feels weird trying to write the same way I did in high school!)
I'm still 50/50 on the matter, though. I have quite a bit of attachment to the Soul Silver Nuzlocke because it was my first comic ever... I had so much planned for the characters and am kinda reluctant to throw that all away. So if you guys want me to continue with the story, I will. If not, I'll release the page I've been sitting on, write another journal entry, and... well, I don't know what would come next. But we'll get there if/when we get there.
I can't o
Draw My Main OC Contest - Closing April 20th!So many entries!!!Draw My Main OC Contest - Closing April 20th!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Did you submit yet?
Table of Contents
"What is this contest about?"
"Tips and tricks"
"If you would like to contribute..."
"List of participants"
"Entries So Far"
What is this contest about?
Thanks to the votes from the poll that had to do with what you wanted to have for this contest - apologies to the people who voted for something else, better luck next time! - you will be making the main OC, Krystal.
Let me tell you this, if you have no idea who this is, ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!......sorry, I had to get that out...
But yes, she is quite a popular character - people like to draw her because of her interesting design, and I also ask them to draw her for me. Yes, I'll admit, I have an obsession over my OC.
Acts of Creation Part 1CREATED BY…?Acts of Creation Part 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two words that define so much in a persons head, not so much about who did/does what but, about who created the whole character, the concept, the supporting cast…
Picture this (in an awesome Rod Sterling voice); a talented artist sits alone in his studio wanting to be appreciated for his ideas as well as his artistic talents. On his drawing board sits a rendering of a superhero. This character is dark and brooding, like any good piece of art it speaks volumes. We can see he is angry, that he prefers to serve his form of justice at night and violently. The poor state of his costume shows that he has either had a bad night or that he lacks the wealth of a Bruce Wayne. Along the bottom is written "THE MIDNIGHT FREAK".
Ding – dong. The doorbell rings and his friend turns up with whom he is going to see a movie, this friend is a writer.
So the writer sees the drawing and thinks it is amazing, what's more it inspires him to come up with ideas that the artist didn't. Now the arti
Last Day to Shop deviantART GeardeviantART GearLast Day to Shop deviantART Gear2 years ago in Personal More Like This
T-Shirts Hoodies & Jackets dA PRO Series & Bags Clearance
Last Day to Shop:
May 28, 2013
It is now official. The deviantART T-Shirts & Gear Shop will celebrate its very last day on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
We can't thank you enough for the outpouring of support we've received over the past several weeks and even more so over the last eight years.
We hope you'll take advantage of what limited memorabilia remains in the Shop over the next week. The Shop will stay ope
Drawing Lines Contest [OVER]UpdateDrawing Lines Contest [OVER]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
[6/15/2014]: Contest is over! Thank you everyone for entering into the contest! (:
I'll update with the results within the next few days!
Hey guys, it's been a long while! 4 years since any real activity? But let's skip intros. It's been 6 years since my last contest. Crazy! It was my first time holding a contest and there were a lot of great entries. So how about another one? ♥
is the theme for this contest!
There's a lot of ways you can interpret what that is. Maybe it makes you think about drawing. Line art? Geometry? Product lines, phone lines, a line of poetry, a line at the grocery store, etc. Some synonyms for
Back from AVcon 2013.. BEST CON EVER???!Howdy Ryceballs! So over the weekend I was at AVcon in Adelaide (They call it the Radelaide over there apparently). Its my second time this year to go to Adelaide and my first time to AVcon, I have heard good things about the con but never experienced it before. So this time I went alone, stayed at a hotel across the street and just had a very relaxing and 3DS filled weekend. On saturday I went to AVcon and saw :iconclefairykid: as well as :iconkaceymeg:, both of which I have met before, it was nice seeing them again. I also met some fellow artist alley neighbours like Marc Forza and Brenden and Pae. All amazing artists. So yeah I was selling stuff like usual, the wall behind me was smaller than the usual convention making it impossible for me to fit all my prints on the wall.. I was a bit unhappy about that. But there was nothing I could do. I also tried to dress like a rad person, I dont know if it worked or not hmm. Met a few fans as well as selling prints to the attendees, it was fBack from AVcon 2013.. BEST CON EVER???!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Journal updated, with my scanning technique=======Journal updated, with my scanning technique2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've got so many questions about how I scan my traditional artworks, I also wanted to try out my deviantart Sta.sh storage, so I've uploaded some scanned files and put them on this journal.
Here's my method.
: I use HP G4050 scanner
: My current working OS is Windows 7, but I always use Windows XP to scan my artworks
: I always put 2 bluish-tint transparent films under my pictures when scanning. [You can buy transparent film at stationery stores.]
: Then adjust colors with photoshop, I always set contrast to [+12] or [+14] and I always use legacy contrast.
: I also adjust sharpness sometimes.
[filter>sharpen>unsharp mask> and adjust radius to : +1 pixels.
: Remove all eraser dust using clone stamp tool and it's done.
Someone might wonder why don't I use windows 7 for scanning, why do I have to put 2 transparent films underneath, and why they have to be bluish tint, I have uploaded some sample images for you to compare.
Another Season 5 Special Episode:iconredsparklesplz: The Season 5 special English subs! :iconredsparklesplz:Another Season 5 Special Episode1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to thank :iconSpiritReaper07: for pointing out there was another episode out. Thanks!
Check it out.
Plus if you haven't been checking Himi's blog lately, you should be. We now have Ecuador!
The blog is here: http://himaruya.blog61.fc2.com/ and make sure you check out his special Hetaween event which is just coming to an end now here. http://www.geocities.jp/himaruya/2013hal_1.html
Going to China!It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.Going to China!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.
But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.
I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars
Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!Hey guys! It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last weekend!Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other news, there's a great new program for comic artists that I would like to share. It's part of Tapastic's Primetime Publishing Program (PPP) that pays comic artists based on the amount of page views they generate. If you are a comic artist, then you can make some extra money doing what you love. If you're not a comic artist, you can still check out all the cool webcomics on Tapastic.com and help support the artists that way
closed 300 points giveawayCLOSEDhello I'll be doing 300 giveaway .closed 300 points giveawayCLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
please read carefully
there will be 2 kinds of winners
the winners : 2 winners will be selected from my watchers list each will win 100 the journal winners : 2 other winners will be selected from this journal and each will win 50 (must follow the rules) you don't have to watch me unless you like my art fav this journal (this is how I will chose the journal winners )
me ( this is how I'll choose the watchers winner ) please fav this journal too thank you any one will enter this giveaway must write a journal abou
Meet satanIts also a fullmoon outside D: and yesterday was the first day with it completeMeet satan3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
SO As usual I was gonna do laundry, because I got myself two new tops! one day I took one of them off and saw my whole skin was blue, so I was like HEY I gotta watch that thingy! SO I DID. My poor machine stopped working half in, so I was like what why. opened the tiny hatch in the corner to find the issue since I know things can get stuck in the propella thingy.
I GO TO DRAIN THAT FUCKER.
OUT COMES BLACK WATER. I was like SURE I KNOW it colored off a bit in the sink, but this is ridiculous xD SO I finally get the clothes out and I soak each one of them to see what it is that colors of and it turns out that its one of the INNER tops of one of the 4 clothing I put in. so I am like OK BITCH, ILL soak you in CHLORINE til you get light.
JohnSu goes to AX 2013Hey guys, sorry I took so long! This year I'm going to try something a little different and not Flash-dependent. I wasn't really sure how much I was gaining by making the pages squiggly and separated by animated transitions, so without further adieu, here's my report on this year's Anime Expo, now with alt-text! (hover mouse on image for commentary)JohnSu goes to AX 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
My biggest regret this year was being too busy and not getting around the artist alley more and visiting people and panels. Thanks to everyone who visited, and sorry to everyone who I didn't visit (or visited only very briefly)! I feel really rude in retrospect. I also feel like I didn't really get to see much of what AX had to offer this year by confining myself to my table for most of it.
Next year I hope to have some sort of book-type product at my table, but knowing myself, I will probably either give up or miss deadlines again and you'll see a repeat of the first two images in the report.
MAN, I sure got tired of drawing myself.
Promotion Contest + Giveaway! Win Points!Hey guys!Promotion Contest + Giveaway! Win Points!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The 12 days of Christmas project is soon approaching, and we want to get as many particapants as possible to take part and have fun in all of the events we have planned for you!
So, we are going to do a promotion contest! Participation is simple...
What to do...
Promote us in a journal!
All you need to do to enter is make a journal promoting The12DaysOfChristmas group in your own words, or by copy and pasting this below:
"The12DaysOfChristmas will be starting December 1st though December 12th! They will have lots of fun games, contests, scavenger hunts, etc for the entire first 12 days of December, with points and premium memberships up for grabs! Join or watch The12DaysOfChristmas for news and updates! All of the events will be announced there as well."
Favorite this post!
After doing that, favorite this this blog, and post a link to your journal, poll, et