FAQFAQ1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since I get a lot of mails and comments that asks similar things, I have tried to put together a FAQ, since I am having a hard time replying to every one of them individually.
One thing you must understand though, is that art is different for everyone, so some of the things you will have to learn and discover for yourself. Unfortunately I do not have all the answers for you.
What's your job?
I am a freelance comic artist. Clients ask of me to draw: Cover art (CD/Film/Books), writing/pencilling/inking/colouring of comics and manga, game/film concept art, storyboards, character design, workshops, logo designs, mascot designs, TV host (comic/manga/japan/game related). I do both private and commercial commissions since about 2006. You can contact me for work at Mikikoponczeck@gmail.com or Mikiko_ponczeck@yahoo.de
How long have you been drawing?
Since childhood, I simply never stopped. I started d
Premium Membership Giveaway! [CLOSED]Hey guys ! I promised I was going to do a giveaway so here it is ~Premium Membership Giveaway! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You guys voted that you wanted a free premium membership over points, so I'll be giving away 3 month premium memberships to two lucky watchers I feel like I should reward those who support me more so that's the reason why this giveaway will only be for watchers.
1- You must be watching me for more than 1 month
2- this journal to participate
The giveaway will close on Saturday October 12th.
I'm keeping it simple this time since I don't have the time to make it super elaborate * u * Anywho, good luck and have fun!
* heyyyyy guys that are just watching me now that the giveaway has started. Please read the rules again. A lot of you just watching me now are gonna be hella disappointed when I point out you haven't been watching me for more than a month! lol...shows how much people pay attention.
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
Fractals and MusicFor many artists, art and music go together. Fractalists are no exception. Ask any fractalist if they listen to music while they make fractals, and I suspect well over half the time they will answer in the positive. Personally, I'm a music fiend, and certainly over half the works in my gallery will contain a link to a soundtrack. Many are named after songs, lyrics, or some other aspect of the music I'm listening to. I find that music informs and inspires what I'm working on, either on a subconscious or conscious level. I also experience what I call a mild tactile synaesthesia - sounds, beyond any emotional impact, create physical sensations in me. I experience timbres as textures. Drums dance upon me. Filter sweeps and guitar feedback can be ecstatic... All this affects how I create fractals (and gnarls, for that matter). I strongly encourage anyone who creates fractals to see how music affects them, and how it informs and inspires what they're working on.Fractals and Music1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A good example of
Grimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the DamnShareGrimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the Damn6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Grimoires and the Unholy Invitationals of the Damned
Halloween entertainment… or invitation to evil?
Grimoire 2 by AndrewDobell
We all know from the movies that a vampire can’t cross over the threshold into one’s home without being invited. And yet simply knowing that Dracula can be held at bay so easily makes issuing that invitation all the more irresistible. Could such things as supernatural beings actually be real? And could there be ways for we mere mortals to have the power to evoke them into existence or dismiss them as we might pleas
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
The Tree as Beautiful MachineThe Tree as Beautiful Machine3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
While searching DeviantArt for images for the Earth Day article, I became intrigued with how trees have become not only such a central focus of our current environmental concerns, but also how they play such a central role in our art, whether as background or actual subject matter. There are so many Enchanted Forests on DeviantArt that it made me wonder if trees, so mundane and taken for granted yet at the same time so vital to life on earth and so steeped in myth, have always been the revered subjects of the world’s artists.
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
Pixel raffle(CLOSED):iconhandsomeonionplz: time for the monthly pixel rafflePixel raffle(CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HOW TO JOIN - just fave this journal
there will be 2 winners and winners get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle will end in 2 days
Contest Time! **DONE**we are done judging!!Contest Time! **DONE**2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
CanChu; First Contest~ *UPDATEDNOTE: Since we've had many ask, this is not just a draw any Hetalia pairing contest. This is CANADA AND CHINA ONLY, as a couple c: and please make sure to read everything before asking questions.CanChu; First Contest~ *UPDATED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nihao any and all Deviants! CanChu (Canada X China) Is holding it's first contest!
First things first, let's ask for help.
Any and ALL Prize Contributions would be MUCH adored! So please, if you have anything you'd like to contribute (Be it Points, Art, Premiums, etc.) Please don't hesitate to do so~
With my measly 600 , I doubt ANYONE would want to participate. So please help me up the chances a little. This pairing really does good for my heart~
No more then TWO entries are allowed.
NO UNFILTERED MATURE CONTENT PLEASE. You CAN submit R18+ works, HOWEVER they MUST be Filtered accordingly or they will be declined.
ANY and ALL Art t
Incendia EX V & GeometricaIncendia IncendiaWiki GeometricaHextilesAuralRFractalsIncendia EX V & Geometrica3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new release of Incendia EX, is now available at Incendia.Net
This release includes Geometrica, the mesh generator for Incendia.
Among the new features that I have included in this release, is a Mandelbrot set (experimental!), Quaternionic Kleinians, many new baseshapes, a lot of new random fractal generators, JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF support for textures, dmaps, backgrounds and surface maps, several bug fixes, and many other things
Remember: Incendia is a Donationware program and donations are really needed!!
MotH Christmas Art giveaway~!Hey hey guys! its that time of year! so to celebrate i thought we'd do a give away!MotH Christmas Art giveaway~!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm giving away 5 character chibi commissions like these to five people---->
Like many of the mention battles going around lately-- this'll be kinda similar!
To Enter all you need to do is
1. Fave this journal!
2. Mention some friends in the comments of this journal and invite them to come check out and read Melodies of the Heart!
The more friends you mention that join the group-- the higher chance you'll have at being chosen as a winner for the give away!
This giveaway will run till the 18th of December! so get in quick!
on the 18th i'll count up the comments and mentioned friends-- and work out highest bracket number of friends that are mentioned and do read and join the series-- then randomly select 5 winners from that bracket!
The only rule for this is to please not mention complete randoms or people you dont know! please stick to on
Elementals!Now that I'm over my crazy nesting spree, I'm finally working on elementals! The leaf dragons I posted got an insane amount of love yesterday. They were SO much fun to work on. I think I might make an autumn leaf set as well, but we'll see. I'll at least make an autumn baby. I just love fall colors too much not toElementals!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finished some nature ponies and was inspired by the flower one to concept out a flower dragon. She'll be a sort of mate to leaf dragon. I'll finish coloring her concept art tonight. She's gonna be sooo pretty. I also concepted out a lava dragon and some others that were requested. He's pretty freakin cool, even if I am going to hate myself once I actually attempt to build him... anyway, more concept art will be up this weekend, and possibly a flower dragon if I find some time to sculpt between all the weekend errand running. We're planning to get me a new car (mine isn't baby f
brentalfloss: The Comic is EndingToday we announced publicly that brentalfloss: The Comic http://brentalflossthecomic.com/ will be ending by the end of this month. After today's strip there will be 5 more and then it will be done. The website will continue to exist, so the comics themselves aren't going anywhere, and I will continue to repost the backlog of strips to DA until they run out, but by the end of August there will be no more new strips.brentalfloss: The Comic is Ending2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sad to see it go after doing 200 episodes. This has been one of my favorite comic related jobs I've ever had and an incredibly steady and reliable one at that. I personally would love to keep doing this job for a couple more years, but Brent and Dan both want to move on to other projects and we've all come to the mutual agreement that 200 is a perfect stopping point. Nothing lasts forever, ya know?
To be honest, I am a little surprised brentalfloss: The Comic lasted this long. Things were a little rocky at first, and it took all 3 of us a while to get used to each others sty
|How to Join||How to Join|4 years ago in Personal More Like This
• Step 1
-Watch the Group
• Step 2
-Read all the important journals that are "Stickied"
-If you would like to join the tribe, go to the gallery -> clan and tribe guides and read about the tribe and its requirements.
-Read the Rules
-Check the Open Spots
(make sure your cat is the only cat in their clan with that prefix)
::Some words of advice::Maybe this is just for my own personal review later on down the line but I just thought to post this. This may jump around a bit and I apologize for that. I've written parts of this at different intervals so, heh, sorry if it's hard to follow completely. I'll edit it eventually.::Some words of advice::1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As an artist our aim is to create.
Our goal is to envision and then usually visually invent things from our own mind's eye and as such we often overlook the fact that not every mind thinks the same as our own.
Everyone has their own unique imagination with is fabricated and cultivated by our own live's unique experiences, events, and past. Now, while those things may be similar in nature at their core, no one event is the same for every person.
As such we have to realize that despite how much we want to, we cannot ever please everyone's tastes with our work.
It's not because there's persnickety people or that another artist is better than we are at our chosen
March Colors Contest (CLOSED)Contest Closed!March Colors Contest (CLOSED)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The March Colors contest is now closed, and admins will be submitting their votes. Due to the unexpectedly large number of entries, there will be runner-ups and honorable mention prizes in addition to the semi-finalists and finalists.
The results will be out as soon as we have enough admin votes!
The theme for the monthly contest is based on colors. Pick one color and create an artwork that centers around that color. You can interpret this however you would like, and all mediums are allowed!
The deadline to submit your entries is Sunday, April 6th at 11:59 PM GMT.
The admins and I will vote to pick five semi-finalists from all of the submitted contest entries. Then all of the members of this group will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite one, and you will be able to pick the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Other M, Kickstarter, and Frozen Vs TangledOther M DramaOther M, Kickstarter, and Frozen Vs Tangled1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone, just wanted to say sorry for starting up more Other M drama. It still fascinates me how just mentioning the name of the game causes so many people to get so angry. I guess I thought maybe the hatred for it had died down, but I was wrong. So sorry to any of my fans who might’ve been caught up in any frustrating debates or flame wars as a result. That’s my bad, I’ll try to not let it happen again
A fan of my work asked if I would promote this so here it goes. The page is in spanish, but thanks to google translate y’all can read about it here!
Or if you read spanish here’s the non-translated page: http://fondeadora.mx/projects/vetealaversh
Check it out, if it looks like something you’d be interested in
Miyazaki Retires and Inafune KickstarterHayao Miyazaki RetiringMiyazaki Retires and Inafune Kickstarter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki announced recently that he's retiring from Studio Ghibli and from making movies. Everyone is, naturally, sad to see him go and bemoaning his departure... except me. Cuz I've been here before. He's announced his retirement so many times in the past that it has no meaning to me anymore. I remember when he announced his retirement back in 1998, over 12 years ago. Every time he says he's retiring he inevitably comes back in some capacity. I don't know if he truly means it this time, but I'm not holding my breath.
Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter
The creator of Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, recently started a kickstarter program to try and fund a Mega Man knock-off called Mighty No. 9. Inafune says that the reason he's doing this is to show japanese developers that they have options outside the very broken japanese publishing system and gaming industry that he has been very vocal