How do you deal with haters?I got this as a question on my Tumblr, and I felt I could share my thoughts here as well because it seems it's something a lot of people can relate to. I hope this comes to helpful to any of you guys reading.
I’m certain there are people who dislike me. Some I come to know through whisperings because I have eyes everyyyyywheeeeere.
However, I don’t feel the need to acknowledge them or do anything about it unless they are causing any real harm, especially to people I care about.
There is a popular quote that I like referencing for this topic, which gets the message across in a charming way:
“You can be a juicy, ripe peach and there’s still going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches, so you can either submit to someone’s criticism of you, or you can get on with the business of being your own amazing self who attracts other like-minded people that appreciat
Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!Earlier this year, my friends and I were invited to be overseas guests for HobbyCon in Sabah, Malaysia.Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time flew by very fast, and before we knew it...
Our first day was spent doing a lot of eating, thanks to our guide Alyssa I will justify it as us fueling up for an action-packed weekend! We tried nasi lemak for the first time (LOVED IT), had some shaved ice desserts after, then a big dinner of clay pot rice, stir-fry noodles with clams, really tasty chicken wings, etc. and THEN we still raided Pick N' Pay for our midnight snacks because we love convenience stores and we wanted to try things we don't have in Manila.
We planned our cosplays ahead with Team Kachang Puteh, the guests from Singapore. Our theme for the first day of HobbyCon was Shingeki no Kyojin!
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconkitska: Kitska - Levi
:icondorkodile: Tessie - Hanji Zo
Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!It's time for another outtakes journal post! This one is for our Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) cosplay shoot!Shingeki no Kyojin cosplay shoot outtakes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Click thumbnail to view the full image!)
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconneko-panigiri: NyanKat - Armin Arlert
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconsomemaskedude: Bok - Bertholdt Fubar
:iconellensmere: Alex - Annie Leonhardt
:iconcatherinejannelle: Cat - Christa Renz
:iconreskiy: Resh - Erwin Smith
:iconberamonde: Chase - Hanji Zoe
:iconhana181: Aki - Levi
:icondorkydea: Myk - Nanaba & Mike Zakarius
much of the wig-styling was done by me behindinfinity
a lot of everyone's makeup was by Charmie yaoiangel14 and Alex
photos by Huzafan
post-processing by behindinfinity
I'm happy to present my friends who had come together to do this group cosplay! It feels surreal to me to have friends who happen to have faces who suit the characters
Age, Talent and ArtI saw a comment today that made me blow my top. I wanted to pick a bone with them.Age, Talent and Art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'd really like not to express all of my feelings right here, right now, but I'd like to say a couple of things about that subject of Age and Talent on Art.
It's not like I am going to change the world with that journal, but it's worth trying a bit. And it might help people with lack of confidence about their art and age.
Firstly, allow me to make something clear. Art has nothing to do with your Age. Believe me, it's true, and I'll prove it to you.
Back when I was around.. 13 years old the first thing I was looking into someone's profile that their gallery was wonderful, was their age.
Maybe everyone did back then. Some people still do. But why do we pay so much attention on age? Because we're concerned about "how much time do we have to improve till we get there".
At least, that's what I was mostly concerned about. I was lazy as well, pro
[CLOSED]Mermaid/Merman ContestHello![CLOSED]Mermaid/Merman Contest4 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is my second contest in DA! The first one was successful with you guys participating. Lets rock it this time too
You would need to draw mermaid (s)/Merman (s). The character(s) can be your OC or any existing character. Its something of a classic theme.You might have drawn them already so give it a try again. Drawing background will increase your chances of winning.And get creative! Draw something new- your favorite character as a mermaid/merman or some character you designed yourself!
Based on 3 requests I am extending the deadline up to 2nd August.Its weekend so you guys will get some time to finish your entry! But there wont be any more extension, so make sure to submit within time.Good luck.
* Contest has already ended, you may need to wait 2/3 days before we declare results Please check that your work is included in the gallery. If I had missed any entry let me know.
Pageviews, Watchers, and Popularity on dA I know this horse has been beat to death (and by beat to death, I mean guides have been made on the subject) but I feel the need to insert some words of compassion rather than to simply say “you shouldn’t care about becoming popular here, it doesn’t matter” or “follow these steps and you’ll be dA elite overnight!” The fact of the matter is we all long to be loved and liked in just about everything we do. We all want acceptance and validation from our peers. And when that acceptance and validation is nowhere to be found, the feeling is really not great at all. We all know that feel bro.Pageviews, Watchers, and Popularity on dA2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I tend to believe what most people longing for popularity on dA are really after validation and friendship. RockstarVanity beautifully wrote about the subject of popularity on dA (or rather the desire for it) in her essay “Popularity…A Refreshing View” check it out here:
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!When my friends and I first heard of "that swimming anime" called Free!, this is pretty much what we expected:Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not that there's anything wrong with that hahah, but all we were expecting was to be able to laugh at how exploitable and full of fanservice this show could be because swimming would require everyone to be half-naked. Although it started out that way, the more episodes we watched, the more we realized...
We were wrong. So wrong.
What we got was a heartwarming coming-of-age story with endearing characters and interesting dynamics. It spoke of friendship and learning your self-worth and figuring out what drives you forward.
I'd write more about how I feel about it but it would take up too much time and space over here, so here are a couple of posts that have already done the job well:
1. A detailed literary analysis and trope driven deconstruction of H
Things that are not the same as working for freeEvery time artists are invited to work for free, or for exposure, or for the chance to be part of something very special and wonderful (ahem), people like to defend the offer of, well, nothing, by comparing it to other things, which it is not comparable to. Here are a few of them, for easy reference:Things that are not the same as working for free3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Working for free is not like...submitting to the Spectrum annual (and similar publications).
Why not? Because these publications really ARE used by creative directors looking for fresh talent. I've been hired based on appearances in Spectrum, and so have plenty of people I know. Submitting to annuals is a reasonable investment. I know, I know, I haven't submitted to Spectrum in ages, but that's not because it didn't help. It's because I was miffed about not getting my copies, but that's just me being curmudgeonly, and cutting off my nose to spite my face. There IS value in annuals.
Working for free is not like...internships, student-teaching, appre
Randy Queen vs EschergirlsI’ve covered this topic before in a previous journal, but since this is big news now I thought it best to reiterate it: Filing copyright take-down claims for the vast majority of outlets on the internet is frivolous, futile, and usually results in the exact opposite happening of what you intend.Randy Queen vs Eschergirls1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Randy Vs tumblr
Eschergirls, in case you weren't aware, is a hilarious blog where bad female anatomy (and especially the boobs + butt poses women often are contorted into) are put on display to be made fun of, but also for artists to show how simple fixes can completely change a drawing. It's a great website and I strongly recommend you watch their stuff.
For those who don’t know the story, Randy Queen (comic artist and creator of Darkchylde) has filed DMCA take down notices with the tumblr blog eschergirls: http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/ The reason, it seems, is that he didn’t like the idea of people critiquing his questionable anatomy of female characters
Art Trade is NOT another word for Free ArtTo be honest, this is slight rant but you might find it useful.Art Trade is NOT another word for Free Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artists are not stupid. They understand when someone is asking them for a Trade because they really feel like giving something nice to them or when someone wants Free art. Do you have any idea how annoying it is when an artist uploads a new piece they've made, including in their description that they're not open for art trades, but people unfortunately spam them with notes asking them for one? They're also apologizing for asking: "It's okay, I understand if you don't want one, I know you don't have much time blah blah blah" and use all those fake excuses so you'll pity them (probably) and have an art trade with them.
So let me remind you something. WE ARE N O T STUPID! We UNDERSTAND when someone really wants to have an art trade with us or they just want free art to brag or whatever. It is really annoying, and personally it makes me wanna get out from your monitor and punch you in the face. No offen
Art Trades open!edit: WOWwww I-I'm extremely overwhelmed and honoured by the amount of people who are interested in trading/// wahh thank you so much T____T <333 I will leave this journal up as a kind of AT candidate picking option, so when I'm done with some ATs, I can choose more later! I take my time working on them, so I hope you won't be surprised if I note you a few weeks from now! I definitely don't want to accept more than I can handle, so I'll take them slowly. o(---<Art Trades open!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seeing dewli open ATs made me so pumped up!
I haven't drawn chibis in a long while so I'm pretty rusty style-wise, so before I open comms, I've decided to open up art trades so I can get my chibi vibe back wwwww
Unfortunately, this is not going to be first-come, first-serve. I apologize!
What to do if you're interested
Please comment below with a sample of your chibi art, and a ref of the chara you want me to draw!
What you'll get in response if I'm interested
It will be chibi f
Tips for my clients - about commissionsTips for my clients - about commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear readers!
This is a little different commission guide. Most importantly it is kind request on my clients to follow these, since it makes me very comfortable and work in pleasant conditions on their art. These are my personal preferences, but you will see few tips mentioned here in other guides for clients even here on DA.
It is basic rule of polite conduct, you are not talking to a machine but a person. Simple Hi or Hello is nice. Its like approaching someone on the street and asking for time. "Hi, what time is it?" ver
Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!ToyCon 2013!Cosplay photo blog for ToyCon 2013!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we went to Toycon last Saturday and as usual I... didn't really get to take pictures of toys and stuff. It was so crowded around the merchandise hall that I couldn't stop and take photos because people were constantly threading through and shoving. It was like a river of people with an actual current, hahah! Sometimes I'd find a friend to chat with but we'd eventually be pulled apart by the tide, it was kind of funny.
I wanted to wear something simple and comfortable so I posted on my Facebook that I would wear my old Ichigo cosplay in his Karakura High uniform. The Bleach manga is so crazy now that it just made me miss the days when Bleach was simple.
I think this is the last decent picture of myself that I have wearing this, and it was taken ages ago.
And here it is on me again, with a new wig, better contact lenses, better wig styling and cosplay makeup skills (somewhat), and Kon plush that was give
free stuff~I have a single exam left woooo:iconsuperw00tplz:free stuff~4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sooo that means lots of free time for les arts therefore, if you guys leave me suggestions of characters or ideas or challenges or memes or just sturff to get me drawing again I would really appreciate it!
I might not get around to all of them but I will try and draw as many as possible :iconokie1plz:
SO YEAH REQUESTS ARE OPEN
Also, I just wanted to feature some artists that I love and have been really nice to me recently or have inspired my greatly with their art or BOTH<3
look at all that art gotdamn
yeah but talk to me guys I'm lonely
HiatusI've been really stubborn trying to improve and trying to push my way through an art block for almost an entire month. Now when I draw I just feel like tearing my hair out. I keep starting tons of drawings without finishing a thing anymore. I constantly feel like I should be able to do better.Hiatus4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not even sure what I want to draw or where I want to go with it either.
I think I might just need to take a break for a while, instead of trying to keep forcing it.
It's like I'm afraid of somethings, but I'm not exactly sure what or why. Because all the answers I find seem irrational and are probably nothing I should care or worry about... but sometimes I feel like people have high expectations from me, and I feel like I need to meet some sort of "requirement" and am often not comfortable with my art or to step out of my zone of comfort. I know I should not be thinking about it... maybe it's just me having too high expectations from myself?
Sorry if this journal is more of a vent?? I've been
How I became an artistI just posted up a long (and I mean LONG) post on how I became an artist, including about 150 images made over the last 12 years. It's a comprehensive look at how I got to where I am today. Go here to read it now: https://medium.com/noahbradley/how-i-became-an-artist-4390c6b6656cHow I became an artist3 months ago in Personal More Like This
'Yaoi' and non-males in rp groupsUPDATED'Yaoi' and non-males in rp groups8 months ago in Personal More Like This
with new information and disclaimers.
Also if you know of more journals that can be added please let me know. Many of them have people's personal experiences with this and I'd like those available for easy access on my journal for others to read (who many not watch that person) and see just how bad this is.
This debate is about people forcing ships and making one-dimensional characters just so they can ship with other people as quickly as possible and not actually character develop or anything.
I prefer male ocs and can honestly say that I tend to gravitate towards malexmale pairings but I really despise it when people treat my characters as dolls just for their own desires or ignore me when I tell them I don't want to pair our ocs together.
It's become a problem in the rp community because people are ignoring others who don't have the stereotypical gay bishie oc or whatever and continually pop out under-developed bor
Raffle WinnersHERE ARE THE WINNERS!Raffle Winners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I chose the raffle numbers in gaia: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/art-auctions/art-auction-4-artists-finished/t.86224937_346/#352
Numbers: 11, 21, 12, 20, 18 and 6
:iconmangaaddict300: :iconPandabell171: :iconLee-Kate:
:iconfloralNINJAchan: :iconShizumiyabi: :iconFreyad-Dryden:
I will be working on your headshots right now!
And thank you very much for participating!
Hello! This is just a reminder, today its the last day to participate in the raffle. Tomorrow I will post the winners
Btw, sorry for not reply to your comments, I will reply as soon as possible! Thank you very much for understanding!
To celebrate my "Hiatus" of commissions (the one will start on November 14) I will do a raffle like a way that I found to thank you for your support all this year!
Adoptables F.A.Q.Some info for who don't know about adoptables \;v;/ I hope it helps >v<Adoptables F.A.Q.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is Adoptable?
Adoptables are characters design made by an Artist that put them for sale and can be adopted by other people (with money or other type of offer ) as their personal Character. Then the new character's owner can create name , personality , background story and change a little the outfit as it's own character.
Why people buy Adoptables?People can do their personal character by themselves
Sometimes some people have a story or a character in mind and the only thing they need is something that figure out what thay have in mind and if they found a character made by other people , maybe can be what they search ;v;
Sure people can do the caracters by themselve ( and many many people do that >v< ) but sometimes one artist can do the exact thing they are looking for
But some adoptables are expensive more than n
Watcher feature this journal if you want more exposure (yanno.. portal thingy).Watcher feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bask in the awesome beauty my watchers ( and others Ive found) create
:iconleonidasplz::iconsaysplz: I said BASK.
Aradia Megido by SihxDreamlight by aliphelpsRipples of Consequence by Sing-seiBetween Day and Night by RestrictedShadowNightmare fuel by RockLoumore hayden yey by liliwuzherex.Instinct by CuzzaCurryLittle mermaid got her legs by AnaDalleFinal Fantasy 12 Viera by SaintPreciousPlatinum Wind by priteeboySweet Goodness by BeagleCakesOrb by Sho-kunDemon Queen of Spiders by KannartMosaic by renkaz
Death Gliders by Leyna-art Souless by slugetteRob Zombie by Sev-EmpireMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
Look at all these fabulous arts of Felix!~You should watch all these fabulous artists!~Look at all these fabulous arts of Felix!~2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It makes me so happy that I could have all these amazing artists draw, my bby Felix! ; ___;
I just wanted to show off some of my top favorites of him!~
Felix and Niko by Oinkwarrior by JudaimeCOMM-Judaime by terracchi
Niko and Felix Cheebs by Srinitybeast by JudaimeKitty Land by LuxiellaNiko and Felix by Myneea by JudaimeNiko And Felix By Konecroneko by Judaime
Felix by Machomilk by JudaimeFelix by Sueweetie by Judaime
SOPA/PIPA/ACTA! Where's FREEDOM?!!Godammit... :iconfacepalmplz:SOPA/PIPA/ACTA! Where's FREEDOM?!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What the hell is wrong with some people creating so many absurd bills like SOPA/PIPA and now this ACTA? (that particularly is scaring the hell out of me) >_<
About Piracy I totally agree with Neil Gaiman in this Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qkyt1wXNlI
If sharing means piracy, then each one of you that has ever lent a book, a DVD, a Game or something else from a friend ARE ALL PIRATES! The only difference from normal sharing is that internet makes it grow to a global scale.
Has SOPA been put down or delayed? Keep your eyes open, please. Governments tend to wait until people forget things to act freely again. Or even try to put the same bill up but with a different sponsor and name.
But that ACTA does REALLY take the cake in matter of being ABSURD!!!
The things I read about it made me really pissed of. I see it more like a way the Governments will make use of to NOT LET THE COMMONERS LIKE US TO H
Deleted Patreon.Deleted Patreon3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The page was deleted, because I really don't like the idea that someone instead of supporting the artists, took advantage of them. They jumped in, had access to download everything and then just simply jumped out.
Sorry I've canceled my Patreon page, all the nice patrons who pledged won't be charged. I rather keep doing my personal works and share with my friends for free : )
dA Questionnaire//FLOPS IN// I am back from the semi-dead... ish haha. WELL wowie 15 YEARS! I was 2 in a half 15 years ago on this day. XD And we share the same birth-month! Ayyy. I have a ton of messages to get to? But so many sweet frands mentioned me in their journals so I gotta hop on it. AND I GOTTA SAY HAPPY BERFMAS dA!dA Questionnaire2 months ago in Personal More Like This
How long have you been on DeviantArt? My account's been around since November 2012! But I never really used it until late December 2013, so roughly 1 year and 8 months? :iconcoolplz:
What does your username mean? MY USERNAME IS A DUMB LONG STORYYY. But to really really break it down, once upon a time I had an OC named Luxielle back in 2011 or 2012 - he was a guardian of light and blah blah blah. I liked his name so I used it for a lot of my usernames and such but it was taken on dA. So I just exchanged the ending "e" for an "a". [Also some of you may know my original username here wasn't Luxiella at the time XD]
Feature: Adoptables This is a feature on the world of adoptables. If you aren't sure what they are ( since I've never done any) you see it explained here:Feature: Adoptables1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
These adoptables are either up for sale now, or else closed. But if it interests you, there are many talented artists who make them regularly you might discover!
I am not expert on these, so if you see something interesting, best to ask the questions to the artists this journal will give these artists more exposure.