madnessapparently einstein defines madness as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.madness1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i call that practice....
so in short , if you wanna get good...
you gotta go a little bit crazy XD
(i cant believe that this has to be said but... this is a fun little joke from the same guy that brought you the sheer brilliance of dildo baggins, don't take me too seriously, god knows i don't XD)
on stylesimma keep this one simple....on styles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
style is just how the artist feels like treating his or her world at any given time!
it is influenced by the styles of other artists the artist admires
it is an amalgamation of influences mixed with personal sensibility....
it is perpetually changing and evolving
and it is not a trademarked property
see, i personally am a mix of influences from michael turner , adam hughes, marc silvestri, alex ross a few concept artist, and my design is greatly influenced by stan winston studio
my cartoonyer style is influenced greatly by disney and don bluth with a dash of manga and a healthy dose of j scott campbell who can probably tell you a similar story about the origins of his own style
its the nature of humanity people.
we stand on each others shoulders striving for greatness. so too will i influence quite a few artists who will adapt my own approaches into their workflow.
also.... i'm batman!
just to see who is still reading XD
Poster Sale and Anime Central next!Aaaah, things are mad dash crazy over here, I'm neglecting this journal!Poster Sale and Anime Central next!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a Poster Sale happening right now until the end of the month! Just a couple of days left!
I'll be glad to sign any of these 11x17 inch posters and I ship worldwide! If you grab 4 posters, the 5th is free!
Store link: http://yayahan.bigcartel.com
I'll also be at Anime Central May 17th - 19th next! Come see me at booth 1018 - 1020 in the Exhibitor Hall, I'll be signing all weekend and cosplaying as well!
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soonadvice on some stuff to look up before tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
Wana be in a WorldWide Cosplay Video?/SecretSenpaiEDIT: Dmmd video is full! Only taking cosplayers for the other video now!Wana be in a WorldWide Cosplay Video?/SecretSenpai2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
97+ Cosplayers so far in the WWCMV - ALL COSPLAY Video!
40+ Cosplayers in the WWCMV - DMMD Video!
70+ Secret Senpais so far!
It's that time of year again! WORLD WIDE COSPLAY MUSIC VIDEO!
Join in on the fun! All cosplayers welcome!
This year, I will be hosting TWO World Wide Cosplay Music Videos & one Secret Senpai Event!
One video will have any character you want to dress up as, the other will be strictly Dramatical Murder cosplayers! The Secret Senpai event is linked at the bottom of this journal! ♥
Not sure what the heck a WWCMV is? Here are some past ones!
ALL KINDS OF COSPLAYS VIDEO
Requirements to be apart of this:
•THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23RD.
We will have to follow it strictly, as I will have to edit these videos as fast as I can before Christmas comes u
Creative Challenge #27 - HatterCreative Challenge #1 - CleanCreative Challenge #27 - Hatter1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 - Daenerys
Fan Fiction Has a New HomeLiterature > Fan FictionFan Fiction Has a New Home7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As many of you have noticed, the Literature gallery gets a huge influx of fan fiction submissions. We're hoping that by having Fan Fiction under the Literature umbrella, the number of miscats in the overall gallery will drop. And, for those of us who frequent both galleries, it'll simplify submitting and finding work.
Of course, we can't cut down on miscats without your help! Please spread the word by favoriting and sharing this journal, and by moving any of your own submissions as appropriate.
Not sure whether your submission counts as fan fiction? :faq572:
(Note that gallery updates for both Literature and Fan Fiction is in the works. Please continue to use the category that best fits your work.)
You're welcome to bring your concerns to us at any time!
Literature CVs: GrimFace242 , IrrevocableFate , neurotype , ShadowedAcolyte (CRLiterature)
Fan Fiction CV: SingingFlame
Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 1I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.Yaya's Cosplay Tips - Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1
Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
SKW MOTD: Solar Plexus jab/smother and OTS CARRY!Today's SKW Move of the Day is an unusual hand smother/solar plexus jab KO, performed by Alisa (as Cammy) on rival agent Sumiko!SKW MOTD: Solar Plexus jab/smother and OTS CARRY!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
so about ravine.so...time to talk ravineso about ravine.1 day ago in Personal More Like This
the book tanked...
and i mean the book tanked hard.
we are talking about 5000% losses on effort versus profit XD
on book 2 i received profits that would usually pay for me making 5 pages of a comic. ravine was a 160 page book
so... where do i take it from here
do i quit?
the book is good. i have no doubts about that. book 2 is far better than book 1 and book 3 will surpass them both
but the facts are simple. the book never found an audience.
so i have made a decision
i will apply to ravine the same approach i have done with sunstone
true, i never had any intention of publishing sunstone and it was the fans demand that made me make that decision. and you know what?
fans stepped up!
in fact the way things are going there is a good chance i will in late 2015 onward focus on sunstone very intensively. fans have more than earned it, and for that they have my most sincere gratitude
and now, i am going to do the same with ravine.
stop making excuses!i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready, it is always a barrage of excuses.stop making excuses!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
about photoshop and hard work...damn it!WARINING- EITHER READ THIS COMPLETELY OR DON'T BOTHER, AS THAT IS ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THIS JOURNAL IS ABOUT!about photoshop and hard work...damn it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
okay, so after a swarm of questions many of which left me with my jaw on the floor... i realized something...
people are afraid of pushing a button to see what it does
okay, to backtrack first. i am self taught in photoshop, had no books had no tutorials, had a borrowed i think 7... dunno which was before cs2 when i started, i learned it by ....pressing a button and seeing what it does
i explored, i tried stuff out.
i had no teachers no schools no education on this stuff
i saw a button i pressed it.
that is how about 9 years ago when i first decided to try and apply digital coloring to early pages of ravine, i was dabbing paint on a page. i came to the point where i had to paint a waterfall. so , just for fun i tried putting scattering on the foam brush i made, a simple thing. and i was gonna see if smudge could be scattered. it had a weird side effect.
COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....I think all cosplayers have been brought to the attention of the latest fad sweeping every convention, forum, blog, vlog, and practically everywhere else... the whole "cosplay =/= consent" thing.COSPLAY =/= CONSENT, HOWEVER.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do I support this ideal? Absolutely. Everyone who knows me knows I do, considering I own a pair of boobs and all that comes with being a woman.
However, this trend had caught the attention of feminazi's [feminist nazi's, aka. flailing vaginas] who are taking matters far and beyond and making rules of their own, even attacking individuals who say they've gone too far. Now this, I don't stand for.
But here's what I stand for...
I'm a cosplayer. I choose to cosplay.
I choose which cosplays I'd like to make.
Nobody forced it onto me. It's my decision.
My decision to cosplay a certain character inevitably affects how people look at me, whether they adore my character, barely look at me, or stare at all my flesh.
As said above, I chose to wear that costume. My choice.
Everyone is equal at convention
Website/Browser Reference Sheets for Cosplaying!I usually don't write journals, but I thought I'd give it a go! To any who reads this...I remember a few wanted to cosplay as the website/browser dudes. I uploaded pretty much all the reference sheets for each guys (except for DA, I put him on here....just cuz ><) on my Tumblr if you need a more detailed look of the clothes. I uploaded them based off the asks I got in my inbox. I have plans for other websites to create as well. Pinterest will definitely be next because someone requested it for a cosplay :> So stay tune for that! Feel free to also use the actual pictures too, whether from here on my DA or Tumblr. :> And most importantly, have fun with it!Website/Browser Reference Sheets for Cosplaying!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Cake Giveaway! ENDEDUpdate: The clay has been SOLD! Thank you all and thanks to the buyer! The giveaway will run as planned until June 15th.Cake Giveaway! ENDED3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My dear friend moofestgirl is quitting polymer clay and she's selling all her clay! Everything must go, so she's offering the super cheap price of $40 for 50 blocks of clay, that's only 80 cents each! I know a lot of my watchers were looking for places to buy polymer clay, well this is a very cheap opportunity (regular price: $2-5 USD depending on the country).
Look for all the information and colors here:
I want her sale to be seen by a lot of people and I've been planning a giveaway, so I'm going to combine them
because I'm lazy. Fave this journal and leave a comment below to enter my giveaway! One lucky winner is going to receive this delicious cake pendant, completely free!
You have one week to participate. I'm going to use random.org to pick the
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
Negative waves.A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.Negative waves.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.
I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.
THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.
Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the s
King of the Nerds guest judging!I guess I should drop a line on DA as well...King of the Nerds guest judging!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow night is the King of the Nerds episode where I'm guest starring! Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), on TBS!
Here's the episode synopsis! Make sure you guys tune in!
"Imaginary Realms" – Team Blue and Team Orange face off in a fantasy cosplay Nerd War challenge, hero-vs.-villain style. The losing team must send two of their own to the Nerd-Off, from which one will never return. As the competition heats up, an unusual roll of the dice determines who will stay and who will go. Hosted by Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.
Guest Judges: Adam Busch, Yaya Han and George Takei.
CHRISTMAS CONTEST! DESIGN AN OC ~ !Hi! Today I'll be holding a Christmas Contest ^^ YEEEY! Now to tell you guys the main concept :3CHRISTMAS CONTEST! DESIGN AN OC ~ !1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Design me an OC. Be Creative and have fun ^^
• Please don't use bases (Unless they're made by you)
• Be open-minded
• Drawing skill counts on 30% of judging
• If entering, make a journal with a link here. Advertise it : D
• Favorite this journal if entering
• If this contest doesn't get at least 5 contestants by December 14, It's sadly getting canceled D :
• Winners announced on December 28
•Be creative! Have fun!
• Shades of color that fit together
• Radiant colors
• Robes (Any size)
•THE OFFICIAL OC 1ST PLACE: 250 :iconpointsplz: + llama + llama from :iconsapphyst: watch + Free chibi Page
How should I price my art?Hi,How should I price my art?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you spend a lot of time in the DA forums, you will see this topic spring up again and again. Whether you want to earn a living doing freelance art, or you just want to do an occasional commission, these guidelines may help you:
Why is it so difficult to choose a price? Why can't someone look at my art and tell me what to charge? Because it is not just about price and skill level! If three people can draw the same drawing with the same level of skill, one might be able to sell the art for $10, another might be able to sell the art for $100 and the third might not be able to sell it at all depending on how good they are at "marketing" (looking for clients and interacting with them). An artist's ability to seek out clients, choose the right clients, offer a type of work that will sell, communicate effectively, and provide value that their competitors cannot match... is difficult to gauge by looking at a few art samples.
The starting price you pick right now doesn't ha
Alright, Top 10 Worst Patrick's a Prick EpisodesThat seems to be what most people want. So, let's do it. First of all, I'm going to disqualify Stuck in the Wringer; Restraining Spongebob; Smoothe Jazz at Bikini Bottom; and Pet Sitter Pat.Alright, Top 10 Worst Patrick's a Prick Episodes7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I need to know if there are any season nine episodes that would qualify.
Here's the episodes that I've determined candidates thoroughly by having a problem caused or exasperated by Patrick Star through stupidity, hedonism, or malice.
Our candidates so far:
I'm With StupidDriven to TearsThe Gift of GumPat No Pay (remember when people said they wanted a Mr. Krabs torture porn? I dun't think so).The CardToy Store of DoomYours, Mine, and MineThe Main DrainKarate StarHide and Then What Happens?You Don't Know SpongeBig Sis SamA Friendly GameSquidward's School for Grown-UpsOral ReportSentimental Sponge
Anyone got any other suggestions?
Note: I am disqualifying ep