Save the Boob-plate!The reason for making this journal entry is because there is something that has been on my mind since the past three months. And not on my mind alone as it seems more artists are confronted with the same thing I'm about to say. While in most cases time dissipates the issue in my mind this time it is something that keeps bugging me over and over again to a point it irritates the hell out of me. Afterall it is a hot topic that has gone completely viral for many months now.Save the Boob-plate!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal entry is all about judgmental journalism, offended-by-design opinionators and the fearsome white knights that the first two bring in its wake. Surely this is something that has existed since the first written word on the internet, and for as long men could express their thoughts behind a pseudonym charade.
Recent events and a large exposure to unhealthy criticism had gotten me thinking and checking with my fellow artists. I'm sure people will say that as an artist we should learn how to deal with harsh and
Ask Crona Info:H-hello..Ask Crona Info:10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will..t-tell...that my answers of all the q-questions.. t-take a while, because ragnarok annoys m-me...
..but i c-can answer of m-my replay's..
:iconhappyragnarokplz::iconsaysplz: are you kidding me?!!
:iconcronatwitchplz::iconsaysplz:..Stop it ragnarok!!
I get s-so many questions t-thank an all:iconhappycronaplz:
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)Art8 months ago in Personal More Like This
my LA experienceI HAVE IT UP NOW AND HERE IT ISmy LA experience1 year ago in Personal More Like This
enjoy and let me know what you think.
sorry it's such a long video
lost lovewhy do you leave me alone?lost love10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why are you breaking my heart?
Baby I just wanted you.
You truest the only true!
Ja now I'm standing here in the rain.
In the darkness.
As dark as my heart.
Why are you doing this?
Do you hate me so much?
Maybe it was my arrogance.
But maybe my stupidity.
Maybe it should not be.
Baby ich liebe dich!
I'll never forget you.
You made me laugh.
You made my Day.
You made my Life!
But now you're gone.
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero WorldSharePay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero World10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Pay Equity Scandal Rocks Superhero World
Catwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantART
Robin Tops Wonder Woman
Catwoman Leaks Justice League Contract Details to deviantART
Robin Tops Wonder Woman
Overstreet Catwoman by AdamHughes
This morning the Today Page Editorial Team was reading through Mike Fleeman’s coverage on The Wrap discussing Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsugihara’s press conference this week where he revealed the DC Comics m
Fandom and OwnershipI recently saw an article where Mike Tyson is supposed to appear as a convict who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/tv-column/post/nbc-moves-mike-tyson-law-and-order-svu-episode-up-a-week/2013/01/30/0dc276fe-6b34-11e2-af53-7b2b2a7510a8_blog.html . The reactions to Mike appearance on the show has kinda made me think about the power that certain pockets of Fandom try to exert over a show.Fandom and Ownership2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A prominent Rape activist, in talking about how sickened that she was by convicted rapist Tyson being on the show, talked about how fans like herself felt betrayed. She further when on to say that because the focus of SVU is on the victim that they feel like they OWN the show. Now, while I understand, appreciate and respect the touchiness of this subject, this woman couldn't just leave her objections to these grounds where her moral high ground does exhibit latitude. She had to approach it from a standpoint of OWNERSHIP.
As a person who writes and draws, I abso
Big Hero 6Big Hero 69 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Big Hero 6 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR ROBOT
Sora meets Big Hero 6
On November 7th, Walt Disney Animation Studios will release their first Marvel Comics-originated property, the 3D animated superhero-comedy, Big Hero 6. (Disney bought Marvel in 2009.) The film follows a 14—year—old boy genius in his progress of creating and training a personal robot, just in time to help him and his friends thwart the evil plans of a group of world
Femme Force: The New Female AvengersFemme Force: The New Female Avengers5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FEMME FORCE: The New Female Avengers
Birds of Prey and Batgirls
Congratulations to the Comics Industry!
Yes, folks, congratulations are in order. For years the comics industry has fought the never ending battle to prove to an uncaring world that comics weren’t just for kids. Thankfully there are now very few one–note heroes left, most of them now being heavily conflicted ‘Anti–Heroes’ who tread the morally gray area b
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
The Pop Flux ReportThe Pop Flux Report9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Pop Flux Report
What’s next for our superhero role models?
Is Time Travel the next sci–fi bellwether?
Time once was that the “Hero” business was so much simpler
Whether you were Beowulf, Ulysses or Flash Gordon, you simply accepted that by birth or circumstances beyond your control, you were a special and exemplary specimen of humankind elevated above normal commoners.
Corsariomarcio X MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST poster
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
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 Influence1 year 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.
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
InterstellarInterstellar10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!Hey guys! It's con season again and I'll be at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown this weekend (April 12-13th), and at Sakura Con in Seattle Washington the weekend after (April 18-20th). As usual, I'll be there with all of my prints, books, buttons, and cards!Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My table location for the Cherry Blossom Festival is on the lower floor of the Japan Center, right outside the Kinokuniya book store entrance. For Sakura Con, I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 411. I was actually unable to get a table in time for this con, but a kind artist, mind-crash offered to share his with me We both look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends so come by and say hi!
[CLOSED] FREE Adopt Raffle 10 - Pillow Pet THE RAFFLE IS CLOSED[CLOSED] FREE Adopt Raffle 10 - Pillow Pet10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Waaaah I can't believe it T////T 1296 people taking part in this raffle ;___;!!! THANKS THANKS THANKS!!!I LOVE YOU T////T!!!
I'll surely make more and more raffles!!
But now the winner of this raffle ;///v///;
THE WINNER IS :iconkuimei: \;///v///;/ yaaaah I'm so happy for you T///u///T <3 <3 <3
When Kuimei choose her favourite pillow the others five will be put on sale ;u; <3 <3
Thanks a lot again to everyone to taking part in this raffle and see you soon again in the next *////v///* <3 <3
Feel free to remove this journal if you want <3
Another little raffle for some Pillow Pet ;///v///; we love them a lot and we want make one of them for free \;//v//;/ <3 <3 <3
We are in vacation finally afer a very busy and tired summer ;__; finally some days of vacation T///^///T we spend our time to finish the old
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
Draw whatever the hell you want. (EDIT)Alright...Draw whatever the hell you want. (EDIT)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pretty sure this is going to be a rant (not that I have ever posted those before ) but bear with me because I just... I got to say something about this subject.
"You have a lot of talent and you waste it on drawing stupid dogs!"
"Don't you understand that series is for CHILDREN? You're too old!"
"If you want people to take your work seriously, stop drawing stupid animals!"
"All you draw is cats. Can't you draw anything else? I'm so done with your unoriginal bullshit art."
"Wolves, wolves, wolves. All you ever draw is wolves! BORING!"
"Are we ever going to see anything but shitty cartoon dogs from you?"
I'm sure all of us at some point in our artistic lives have dealt with someone who decided it was a good idea to rag on your choice of artwork subject matter. If not yet, you will... trust me. We ALL go through it.
It's hard enough to deal with it from strangers but it's another thing when it comes from people you know. Family, friends,
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
WHEN THE KITCHEN'S CAMERA ISN'T ONWHEN THE KITCHEN'S CAMERA ISN'T ON8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You know this?
I set it to music
and threw it on youtube
Also give my lonely gallery a look over, and my fanfiction and contest here:
PE: Tutorials for Growing Manga ArtistsBackgroundPE: Tutorials for Growing Manga Artists1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Cloud Tutorial Part 2 by yuumei Grass tutorial by Sadir89 Grass brush settings - tutorial by ryky water tutorial by kuro-mai water splash tutorial by Caucasian-eagle Easy Water tutorial by ryky Water on the Beach - Tutorial by Okami-Rain Waves Tutorial by B1nd1 Background Tutorial 2 by Tervola 3D background Tutorial by yuumei Background Tutorial Section 2 by Mireielle Cloud Tutorial by Dea-89
For Anime and Manga backgrounds you can use the regular Digital Art and Traditional Art tutorials based on backgrounds.
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Foot tutorial by shingworks +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka + Tutorial - Hands + by goku-no-baka Feet Reference by Ninjatic Hands Reference I by Ninjatic Hands Reference II by Ninjatic
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,