Win 4000+ Points HERE!Click here! http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/datribes Don't forget to read the rules! It's super fun (:Win 4000+ Points HERE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Selecting Winner...CLOSED: PM GIVEAWAY!Holy crap, ANOTHER giveaway!?Selecting Winner...CLOSED: PM GIVEAWAY!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to donations and commissions, I have enough points for a bigger giveaway!
EDIT: Winner will be chosen today, so keep an eye out! (on a new journal!)
EDIT Deadline changed.
EDIT If you win, you CAN decide to gift your prize to another deviant.
(Donators will be featured here)
Make sure to go watch and llama these people!
Yeah, I'm feeling super generous, so I'm giving away a 1-month PM OR 396
The winner will choose whether they'd prefer or a Premium Membership.
The lucky winner will be chosen by Random.org generator.
Deadline: August 16th, 2012.
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
A Blossick Love Story.. Part 1 Blossom's P.O.V.A Blossick Love Story.. Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Im ready to tell him.. NO IM NOT.. Keep it cool.. TURN BACK! Im ready to ask Brick i LIKE LIKE him.. "Hiiii Bri-" SLAM!!! Ahh! Stupid locker.. Oooo, bloody nose, i look TERRIBLE!!!! Fly away! Oof! As I look up, Mitch tripped me and said, " Look who's trippin'!" I then trip him back! " Sure, I'm the ONE that's tripped!" I say. Then, Mitch scoots away. I get help from Brick that helped me up."You okay?" Brick started. "Yeeeah." I replied nervously. "Soooo, ummm bye." Brick said as he walked away. Okay, ill explain: We were rivals still, but he's kinda cute, so we started a 'friendly' relationship. I went to meet the others at lunch. Ahhh, Good ol Buttercup, beating yet another dork, Elmer. Poor Elmer, she can be a GREAT bodyguard though. "Would it be a good idea to ruin my hair with glue in art?!" Buttercup said. "Im sorry! Even with that glue monster 5 years ago!" Elmer cried. All right, time to reel her in.. again. POW! "Oww
Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
Make it Glow: A Photoshop TutorialThis is also a rebloggable Tumblr Post!Make it Glow: A Photoshop Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people were asking me how I did the glowing/neon light effects on my last drawing. It's actually extremely easy, and it looks great with shapes or text.
The key to this effect is contrast. Your background and overall image must be pretty dark for it to be effective. You know how you can't see a flashlight in broad daylight? The same applies here.
Step one, make a new document, and invert the default black background (command + i) or manually fill it with black. Then make A NEW LAYER. This is the layer containing the colors you want to glow.
Now duplicate the layer you just made with the colors. Set the layer style to "screen." Screen applies the layer to make everything below it lighter. (It's the opposite of the "Multiply" setting.)
Now apply a "Gaussian Blur" fi
Get your Art some Attention on deviantARTFive basic tips to get your Art some Attention, Appreciation & Audience on deviantARTGet your Art some Attention on deviantART4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's some tips that may not get you a consistent spot on the front page right away, but that will definitely help getting some watchers and friends, whether you already have some, or not.
First, let me make clear that this is only about 'good' attention – if you just want, say, a certain pageview count, there are probably better ways. This article is for those who would like some people to take them serious as an artist and to actively watch them.
Also note that you needn't follow all of the tips below, but it's recommendable to follow at least 3 of them. Just one or two will not usually get you very far.
So here we go! :iconeagerpee:
Submit art regularly.
Try to find a balance between quality and quantity. Personally I think it's best to submit one or a couple of dev
Giving Away 12 Month Premium Membership!!!! ~DONE~For the holidays DeviantArt is doing a Give 1, Get 1 Free for Premium MembershipsGiving Away 12 Month Premium Membership!!!! ~DONE~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to give away a Premium Membership!
12 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP
To be able to to qualify for it just follow the rules
NOTE: You can request a membership for yourself or for a friend but either of you can't have a premium membership currently
Now the part you've been waiting for............ *drumroll* XP
THE RULES [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Green][Bullet; Red][Bullet; Green]
1. Name whoever you want to get this premium membership (if it's your friend send me a link of that person, if it's you just mention it's for yourself)
2. Favorite and Feature this journal on your journal (AND/OR group) and then post the link in your reply below
3. Send me a link to 3 of your favorite art in your gallery (or your friends)
4. Comment on 3 of your favorite art in MY gallery AND send me links to which you had commented on
.(please read this.)Rumor has it there's a hacker on dA, hacking people and blocking our friends to make them block us! You'll then be banned from dA.(please read this.)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Write the same warning in your journal to protect not only yourself but everyone! Here's another warning: If I'm being a jerk, saying stuff like "Shut up," "Get lost", or "I don't want to see you on my page anymore", that's not really me. That's the hacker.Plus if they dont seem to use what i use when i type...You KNOW it's not me....
Write all of this down in your journal too!!
MembersHello I would like to ask the fellow members of deviantart to Join our Group At deviantart if you have A creative drawing Anything you can post it on here as well So if you want to join then go ahead i have no problem with that but we need more members Please XD.Members3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration (Somethin' #10)It was something was on my mind today. I don't know why, but it just stuck with me for a while.Inspiration (Somethin' #10)8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every now and then, I tend to hear people say they don't have the inspiration to draw. Nothing seems to work to get them motivated to pick up a pencil and draw...or that they don't know what to draw for that matter. The latter part I could understand, sometimes it is hard to think of what to draw. Still, I could never believe I won't have the amount of inspiration to actually draw.
Something I got from reading a Bible scripture on my computer a few years back: The word "inspire" means "to breathe". Wow. So powerful in just knowing this. When I am inspired, I breathe....meaning, I have life. I can't live without breathing. I'm just smiling about this right now.
Think about this....some people say it's hard to find inspiration or hard to be inspired....So what are they saying?
Somethin' to Think About #11The last two days I dwell on the words my pastor spoke to the congregation. One sentence that really put me at a stand still: "You have to invest in something. Learn to be an investor."Somethin' to Think About #117 years ago in Personal More Like This
I really began to question myself, about what I'm investing in, and how it is growing and such. This semester, I can truly say, that I have learned to draw from a teacher. Learning to use the materials, how to practice, how to observe as I capture the information, etc. This investment learning from him has been a successful one, because I know I have seen the results. Maybe you guys haven't really seen the results yet, but I assure you, it'll come when I start posting some more complete drawings up later on...Anyways, I have been drawing for 18 years, and within this semester, I can say I am starting to learn how to draw. Can I say I wasted my 18 years investing in something? Not really.
Somethin' to Think About #16This message is not just for sharing, but it is also for me as a reminder and self evaluation as an artist.Somethin' to Think About #165 years ago in Personal More Like This
We make a lot of decisions in life, whether if it is planned to decide, or due to spontaneous events. Like what to order when going out to a new restaurant. Maybe responding to someone calling you out on the b-ball court. Whatever the situation, there are decisions to be made. With those decisions, there are outcomes.
For the past few years, I believed that everything in life is a risk. Everything we do, say, touch, see, etc. And with those risks, there are consequences that happen if the risk ends up in failure. These consequences come with full acceptance if the risk is taken on by the individual. It is this belief that I try to live by when it comes to making decisions. Knowing that I have to accept those consequences helps me determine whether to take the risk or not.
Animal animation-tips in my new Art-blogHello friends!Animal animation-tips in my new Art-blog1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've just published the first blogpost of my new art-blog! I'll be uploading commissions and personal art, work for uni, tutorials as well as the occasional review or recommendation, and anything related to my art.
My first post is part review, and part research. It talks about the book "Tezuka School of Animation: Vol.2 Animals in Motion". Earlier I've scanned and sent pages from this book to people who were in need of help animating animals, so I thought it'd be nice to gather it all in one place. If you're interested in animating animals or even just drawing them in motion, you should have a look!
Also excuse the horrid-looking layout of the blog atm, It's still in very early development-stages..
Hope you'll find it helpful, and if you have any suggestions for future topics in my blog please let me know!
Hot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe?Changed User AgreementsHot Topic DA Art Theft...Maybe?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You know what I hate about companies? The fact that they can, effectively, take their user agreements and update them without your consent. Thus changing the rules to something you’ve already signed long long ago. I signed up for DA 10 years ago but I’ve never once been asked to agree to the frequently new Terms of Service Agreements they keep updating.
Recently it’s been called to our attention that now DA can license your work, even fanart, off to other companies for a profit. DA gets licensing money, the product makers get money off the merch they sell... but the artist gets nothing. Worse yet, DA doesn’t even need to ask you for permission to do so.
This recently came to our attention in a big way when DA user :iconrismo: discovered that his Adventure Time fanart was being sold on Hot Topic without his knowledge. http://www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Adventure+Time+In+The+Rain+T-Shirt-10171581.jsp
Toccata: Art book preorder! ugh why is DA's journal/stash stuff full of fail [/edit]Toccata: Art book preorder!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
From October 30-November 20, my art book TOCCATA is available for preorder! Full details is summarized in the poster below and explained in the preorder page. Thank you all so much for supporting me for so long, as well as being so patient with me when I keep having to fall silent after making promises about the book due to problems I encountered haha @_@
Preorder today at my shop:
or just click on the poster below!
QUICK FAQ : (for extended FAQ, please read the one in my store)
Can I order it from overseas? Yes (:
"bulletred: Can I buy extra prints shipped with my book? Yes, please send me an e-mail at shop at ashen-ray dot com and I will show you a list you can choose from
Can I mail payment? Yes. Send me an e-mail with your request.
CSW - Lenneth and Walkure completedCopy from Mugenguild:CSW - Lenneth and Walkure completed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lenneth (Valkyrie Profile)
- Entire sheet was cleaned, fixed a lot of animations
- Cleaning was specially done to get better alternative colors (Hrist, Silmeria, Freya, and PSX opening colors are the best ones)
- Finished moveset, it was pretty much done before, we just retouched a couple of things
- She only had Glowing Pierce as a combo before, so we also made her whole combo moveset. Lenneth can summon einherjar (hittable) in her combos
- Holy Shields is her unique skill... I forgot to show it in the video, she summons her floating shields and changes her stance. With them she blocks projectiles without defending.
- Ptero attack can be done three times consecutively
- Her gameplay can be a bit tricky, she sometimes needs to keep freezing the enemy with the ice crystal (blockable) to keep a long combo.
Walküre (Walküre no Bouken)
- Lot of color separation and new animations
- Same as Lenneth, she g
And back ^^Yes it's vacations at least!And back ^^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be away for one week , going with friends in the country. We'll be hiking, cycling, swimming, playing and drawing too ( although probably not Felarya-related stuff XD )
But I am sure it will be a blast and that I will come back refreshed and inspired :3
My access to internet will be greatly reduced though so don't worry if I don't respond to messages.
Until then, have a good time as well and don't get eaten ! XD
EDIT : Back
The vacations were a total blast ! ^_^
I really had a great time and I'm coming back with a lot of inspiration in general
For now I'm pretty tired though so I'll collapse gratefully in my bed. see you later
The new Tome of the manga is out ! ^_^ http://www.e-junkie.com/karbo/product/474504.php#Felarya+Manga+tome5
More infos about previous tomes here : http://karbo.deviantart.com/journal/29361251/ and you can visit my store here :&
The US is not keeping it's promisesLet's see whats been violated in the bill of rights, shall we?The US is not keeping it's promises3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition
VIOLATED: Our speech and press are no longer free!
Right to keep and bear arms
NOT VIOLATED: Just slightly altered so that you need a license
Conditions for quarters of soldiers
Right of search and seizure regulated
Provisions concerning prosecution
VIOLATED: CISPA will lock us up if they have even the slightest suspicion we've been pirating
Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.
NOT VIOLA---- Wait a minute! VIOLATED: NDDA!
Right to a trial by jury
NOT VIOLATED... Or is it?
Excessive bail, cruel punishment
Rule of construction of Constitution
Rights of the States under Constitution
What about the national anthem? What isn't up to date?
Oh say can you see?
By the dawns early light?
What so proudly we hailed,
at the twilight's last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and white stars,
Through the perilous fights,
Devious Journal EntryJust trying out inking lineart on a proto page, might be a bit messier than usualDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I normally use pen paths to ink but I think its too time consuming to do comic pages that way
Devious Journal EntryStill getting asked alot so just another reminder that everything here is Share-Alike, so you don't need to ask me for permission (non-commercial use). Also sorry but I'm not taking commissions or requests!Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
'Just be yourself'As a kid I had problems grasping the meaning of "be yourself". Whenever I asked what it meant, the replies were hardly satisfying. Mostly, I was told NOT to be the way I thought of as ok but to be like the kid next door, because he was so well behaved. Or someone famous, someone rich, because they were successful and the more successful you are, the better.'Just be yourself'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But even at a very young age I already noticed the contradiction here: how was I supposed to be myself if I was copying someone else? This seemed off.
In the end it wasn't a human who was able to explain the concept of "be yourself" to me.
It was a video game.
With a blue hedgehog.
The first thing I noticed about the game was how happy he looked. He was clearly doing the one thing he loved to do, the one thing he did best. And he made a dent with it.
I was impressed.
And then I was hooked.
And by the time we had traveled through three games, I was certain that I had understood the whole "be yourself" thing. And I adored him for it.
WonderWorld artbookman journals really need an "update date" option for editing.WonderWorld artbook4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's info on ordering artbooks: http://einlee.deviantart.com/journal/#/d5mxcts
I HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.I discovered Kim Jung Gi during my years living in South Korea when I came across his first sketchbook in '09. It was a blue and red bible of non-stop art. it made me cry. SEEING him do what he does, however, makes me contemplating giving up art altogether, lol. T________T #SoGoodI HATE THIS GUY. Seriously. I quit, LOL.3 years ago in Personal More Like This