My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!Skewing is a very common issue for artists. When we draw faces or people, one eye might be too high or maybe we unintentionally draw every character leaning to the right. These little inaccuracies may be a result of the angle of our drawing surface, paper angle, our head tilt, wrist movement or some combination of these factors and others. During the drawing process, our mind grows accustomed to a slightly odd angle here or there, and we may be oblivious to the fact that the drawing leans one way or the other. Often, facial proportions are asymmetrical.My drawing is slanted, angled, crooked, skewed!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are some simple methods to correct this habit. When working digitally, flip your image horizontally from time to time to help yourself observe the shapes from a fresh perspective and fix them. When working traditionally, occasionally view your work reflected in a mirror or hold it (with the image facing away from you) in front of a light source so that you can see the reversed image.
Another technique is to draw a line or plane fr
Tips for Being Recognized on deviantART ~~ So it' so occurred to me that many deviants here on this site still have no idea how to be noticed for their talent, art and ideas. So I'm going to offer a few tips I found useful.. I hope you enjoy this.. And remember.. These are all just from personal experience.. I do not know how much it'll pertain to each individual, but I hope some still help!.... So let's get started! :iconba-kyunplz:Tips for Being Recognized on deviantART2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recognize and be Recognized!
All of us as deviants do enjoy recognition in their artwork. Taking time to browse other artist's gallery or message stacks and artwork that jumps out at you makes people feel good and encourages them! Also, in doing this simple action, most people take the time to view your page, say thank you and even gift badges! And you never know.. They just might like what they see! You can never too much of people's wonderful art!
Don't Just and Run!
While -ing is a great, quick way to show appreciation for other artist's hard
Some notes about self employment taxes.If you live in the USA and are eligible to pay taxes, you may wonder how that will affect your freelancing work. The IRS website http://irs.gov has all the answers and the downloadable forms you need but it can be overwhelming at first glance. Here are some basics. Please be sure to visit the IRS site for solid facts and any clarification you might want. The links below are for 2012 and some may not be valid in subsequent years.Some notes about self employment taxes.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) If your self-employment earnings are less than $400 per year, you probably don't need to pay taxes on them. Here is a quote from the IRS website: "You usually must pay self-employment tax if you had net earnings from self-employment of $400 or more." Here is the IRS web page: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc554.html
2) You may need to make quarterly estimated tax payments: http://www.irs.gov/faqs/faq/0,,id=199807,00.html during the year if "you expect to owe at least $1,000 in tax for the current tax year, after subtracting your withholding and
Christmas GIVEAWAY! Free chibis ~ [CLOSED]Christmas GIVEAWAY! Free chibis ~ [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because Christmas are near, I want to make a small gift to 3 people here on dA, so, I've decided to make a giveaway, where I will randomly pick up some people and draw a chibi for them~
/How to participate/
· +Fave this Journal
· Leave a comment here with a small wishlist with some options for the chibi
· You must be a Watcher, no matter if old or new. This giveaway is for the people who have supported my art thoughout the year >u<.
But new watchers are also welcome :3
· The numbers for choosing the winners will be the ones on the +fave list, NOT the comments.
· The 3 people will be chosen with http://www.random.org/
· I wont say who won. I will make the chibis directly to make a surprise~
The giveaway starts now and runs until 23rd of December at 11pm (GMT from Spain)
Quick 250 Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]The giveaway is CLOSED, I will announce the winners in a minute.Quick 250 Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prize will be split as such:
1# winner - 150
2# winner - 100
The winners will be announced March 11th, between 17:00 and 21:00 (GMT +1).
As always, we will be using the dear random.org to determine the winners.
Just a quick thank you for 2000+ watchers, omgggggg. THANK YOU SO MUCH. //manly tears
How did this happen aasdfghjklæædvaædkfj.
I'm sorry that there's not more points at stake, but..
Eh, I don't have much more than this, ahahah. :iconoelplz:
Have a lovely day and good luck to everyone! ' ▽ ' )
THE ALIEN SEA IS FINISHED, WATCH IT TODAY!!THE ALIEN SEA IS FINISHED, WATCH IT TODAY!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Dear Deviant ( F)ArtIf you have to go out of your way to fully explain to people what your logo is then it fails as a logo if you can't get that info at a glance.Dear Deviant ( F)Art5 months ago in Personal More Like This
RantI just pulled the internet cable out for a few days to withstand the urge to rant beyond any reason.Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And even now I'm seriously considering disabling comments for the things that I make. Because I'm so fed up with the continuous hate. And I'm so goddamn sick and tired of people that send me messages that I should just die, just because I happen to make a tutorial. (Yes, this message was literally send to me -- by PM ofcourse)
In the past weekend I hadn't so much to do. I wasn't that inspired to make art, so I decided to work on that tutorial that for which the idea had been floating inside my head for a while already.
Like some of you know, I've been giving drawing workshops every now and then for the past 2 years. Nothing too serious. I don't even get paid for it (aside from an occasional artbook or fanart drawing). I was there because of passion. Beca
Attack on Titan Charity Art Book!Hey guys! My wonderful friends at Operation-Requiem organized this amazing charity art book! Please support their cause and pre-order your very own Attack on TItan Art Book~Attack on Titan Charity Art Book!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The book includes
- 75+ artists
- 80+ pages
- Hardcover book
- Limited edition extras!
All proceeds go to charity: water. If you have any questions regarding the artbook, please let them know by sending them a note!
The limited editions also come with postcards, stickers, buttons and keychains.
Pre-orders end on March 31st! Get them HERE before they're all gone!
Frozen Discussion/Debate: Parent's decisionHi, everyone!Frozen Discussion/Debate: Parent's decision1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you're all having a fantastic month! I've watched the movie Frozen, and fell in love with the movie. It was such a beautiful movie, and it had meaningful messages.
However, I'm going to bring up the controversy/debate about Disney's representation of parents.
I couldn't help, but compare this movie's similarities with Tangled and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.
Like Quasimodo, Elsa's parents had hidden her from the public eye, because of her power's. Quasimodo was 'concealed' because of his appearance. They were both taught to not 'feel' the need to accept themselves, and to go outside. They were both lead, in way, to feel like a monster. Like Rapunzel, who had a magical power (in her hair), they were both concealed from the public. They had different reasons...for doing so. Frollo, was cold-hearted, and refused to give Quasimodo any freedom or love. Frollo was darker, though. The same thing goes for Mother Goth
1. Emoticons PLZ- Updating. . . ._______________________________________________________________________1. Emoticons PLZ- Updating. . . .6 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLZ VISIT JOURNAL NUMBER 2 FOR MORE EMOTICIONS HERE ------>http://blush--plz.deviantart.com/journal/23393261/
HOW TO USE
What you do is copy the code by the emoticon you want and put a colon : on each side of it
Like this: :blush--plz:
VISIT MY PAGE --->:iconaareyn:
I'm putting a list of plz accounts for my personal use feel free to chip in some plz accounts and use as well:
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LeechesHere's an average summary of a private message that I receive on a weekly basis:Leeches1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just came by your profile and saw your art, and was very impressed. I think you have a very nice art style. Now I'm working on this project. It's called <project>. It's an awesome story about <subject>. I'm currently writing the script for it, but I'm planning to make a visual novel. I can't tell too much about the story, since I don't want it to be copied, but it's going to be really cool. The point is; I need illustrators. I'm an excellent writer, but I can't do illustration at all. And therefore, I wanted to ask for your help. I need about 60 pages illustrated and colored. Would you work together with me on this one? I don't have any money to spend, as I'm not an established writer yet. But when the visual novel gets published, you can get a percentage of my profit.
With kind regards,
Well... let me translate this for you.
This Person X
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
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.
No Women in eSports, and A Talk About SJWWomen segregated in eSports to “legitimize” the sportsNo Women in eSports, and A Talk About SJW10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I personally think that eSports is kinda a silly idea. The idea that video game competitions should be treated with the same respect as the Olympics is just... head scratching to me. But just because I personally don’t “get it” doesn’t mean I can’t support others who DO actually want to legitimize their hobbies or activities into being real things they can compete in.
However... if your way of “legitimizing” your eSport is to SEGREGATE WOMEN... you’re kinda shooting yourself in the foot. Earlier this week the International e-Sports Federation announced that it was going to separate it’s competitions into “male only” and “female only” groups... an act defended by the IEF as being (and I quote) “part of our effort to promote e-Sports as a legitimate sports”
Naturally, this ended up pissing a LOT
Sugar Rush Mini-Contest~WINNERS!!Alright, here are the winners! My apologies for the lateness, tallying votes is a pain in the butt, lol. but here are the winners! A HUGE thank you to everyone who entered, donated prizes and voted! This contest has been more successful than the ones I usually host in groups, lol. If you places, it's up to you to contact those who donated prizes to you! For me, send me a note with the five pieces you'd like me to feature for youSugar Rush Mini-Contest~WINNERS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations guys, this was a BRILLIANT contest! I'm gonna have to host more personal ones, they're fun!
Design your own Sugar Rush Racer! We all know about Wreck-it Ralph, right? Even if you haven't seen it, you likely know about the Sugar Rush Racers XD Don't worry, I'm not giving any spoilers! But for this contest, you get to design your own racers! Some of them are themed with a color, some with a certain kind of candy or dessert... Be creative! Make a racer based on your favorite kind of sweet! Maybe based on something
A Brief History of Marvel's Film RightsSome people took interest in this from my last journal ( Spider-Man and the Avengers ) so I thought I’d try to explain it better here. Please keep in mind that this is a SUPER CONDENSED version of events that took place (starting 60 years ago) that led to the convoluted mess that is currently Marvel’s various film franchises. Also keep in mind that I will be using industry shorthand like saying “comic book industry” to refer to the American comic book industry giants of Marvel and DC, because that’s how we do things here. Anyway, here we go!A Brief History of Marvel's Film Rights7 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Seduction of the Innocent” comes out (a moral panic book which blames comics for kid’s wayward negative behavior), massive book burnings and censorship of comics ensues. Old comics burned or lost, thus increasing the value of the few comics that remain.
4chan compromisedUNNECESSARY NECESSARY PREFACE!4chan compromised7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm well aware that not all of 4chan is "evil" and that not all people who participate or visit 4chan are "evil" either. This journal uses large sweeping generalizations because that's helpful for having a larger discussion. I'm not interested in minutia, I'm interested in the big picture here. And sadly, even if you love 4chan, it has a reputation which precedes it and you cannot deny that. So please, don't comment here with "But not ALL 4chan is bad!" remarks, ok? I know. I understand.
So here’s the latest that I’ve been able to discover about the GamerGate movement. Apparently 4chan and other like-minded websites have been “compromised.” Mods are now banning or deleting threads and discussions about GamerGate. This, naturally, has led many to assume that 4chan is “under control” by Social Justice Warriors (SJW for short) and a lot of people are leaving 4chan now to find other websites (or poss
Book UpdateKittara08 (her mother) here againBook Update1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Still working on Alie's book. I needed sometime off and a visit to my Mom and siblings. But I'm back and now I'm sick, which means I don't want to clean the house, ext. and can sit on the computer with my feet up for a few days.
I am loving going through all the artwork gifts and mentions from everyone. A Special thank you goes out to all the members of and contributors on the http://whisper-gifts.deviantart.com . The only problems with all the mentions and stuff is I get distracted and don't get as much done on the book : ) (no complaints here)
Thank you all.
Expiration DateMine is drawing near. As an update from the last journal...the results of the biopsy ad various scans and such showed that I have Stage 4 Liver Cancer. It's spread outside of the liver and throughout my abdomen in the form of what's basically a ton of little polyps. There's no way to get rid of it, and no cure for it...Expiration Date1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And if the 6-9 month average of living wasn't bad enough, there's other complications that keep happening which is only making it shorter and shorter. The cancer is spreading so quickly, and there's just nothing they seem to be able to do.
I honestly I have no idea how long I have left. This morning I figured I had at least 6 months, especially with the surgery they were going to do that would fix some major issues. But the surgery failed and suddenly I could be looking at three weeks or months or what, there's just no way to know.
I'm just so tired of this...I'm tired of wondering why it's happening to me. I'm tired of wondering what I did to deserve this... I'm tired
Console Generation RantThis generation of video game consoles has been completely off my radar. Even my fanboy lust of all things Nintendo can’t make me save up enough money to buy a Wii-U. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve become jaded over the last console war, or if I’m just moving on away from consoles into other avenues of gaming (ie: PC gaming), but something about this generation just defies interest for me.Console Generation Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some of it is just head inducing nonsense like this: http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5080750/xbox-one-day-one-patch-required-to-play-games The Xbox One requiring a day one patch TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES. I mean, when the Ps3 launched it required a day one patch to play Blu-Ray movies, that’s not so bad though since you could still play games. But the Xbox One comes out and you literally can’t do anything with it if you don’t have an internet connection. For how much you paid for that device that’s pretty shitty.
And all the consoles are doing crap
what happened to zuko's mother?Dark Horse continued to up the "Avatar" ante with its graphic novel series "The Promise," which helps fill in the gap between the end of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "Legend of Korra." Written by "American Born Chinese" creator Gene Luen Yang with art by Gurihiru Studios, the three-part graphic novel series wraps in September -- but that doesn't mean it's the end of Avatar Aang's adventures.what happened to zuko's mother?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This weekend at the American Library Association, Dark Horse announced Yang and Gurihiru will return for a second "Avatar: The Last Airbender" graphic novel series called "The Search," which explores the biggest unsolved mystery in "Avatar" lore: what happened to Prince Zuko's mother?
CBR News spoke with Yang, a longtime "Avatar: The Last Airbender" fan, about his work on "The Search," wrapping up "The Promise, his feelings about "Legend of Korra," the challenge of linking the two shows and their characters together and the return of Princess Azula. No release date at this time. Go look at this
A NEW HATING TREND: accusations of plagiarism, etcIt seems there's a new hating and attack trends roaming around deviantart for a while. I call this COPY and TRACE HATERS. And I wish to give these attackers some informations about Copying and Tracing.A NEW HATING TREND: accusations of plagiarism, etc2 months ago in Personal More Like This
why am I writing this when haters are pretty common?
I never write anything that is related to hate or attacks, I just brush them off to keep any more hatred away from my account. Unfortunately this hating has gone too much. A friend of mine has been attacked by a hater and accusing her of stealing art and other harsh comments. Some of us watchers are defending her, but this hater started threatening everyone by reporting us for "harassment" when all we do is defend our friend from these accusations. It went bad. The art in question is a FANART commission. I'm sorry I can not post or link the issue as I dont want to cause any more stress and inconvenience towards my friend.
But what I am more concern about is what this hate causes to an individual. My friend...became sick and says