Emergency Commissions Available: Please Read!EDIT: I added new photos to the digital download collection, check them out! ALSO, is there any other type of commission you'd like to see from me? Please let me know! I was thinking of maybe doing some other type of critique, that's not as in depth, for cheaper. Is that something you might be interested in?Emergency Commissions Available: Please Read!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I started a gofundme to raise funds, look here for more info:
Hey all. Unfortunately I'm finding myself in a bad financial situation again due to my lungs being themselves and messing up. The joys of chronic illness I have written journals about it in the past, so if you feel like reading what the problem is, please click here and here.
I have an unexpected $350 dollar bill I need to pay for doctor visits I was under the
Oh god, oh god, please let this happen!EDIT: SWEET MOTHER OF GOD. I GOT IT!!!!!!!!!! I got the job. Oh my god. It's not a temporary position either. It's an actual job. I am so HAPPY! !!Oh god, oh god, please let this happen!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Calm me down, someone . I have an interview for a job in about two hours, and I'm pretty sure I have a big chance at getting it. I am so nervous. If this happens, so many things will change for the better. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!
Devious Journal EntrySo Reck and I went to the pub the other day to celebrate Christmas finally being over and on a whim, some crazy little whim instead of ordering my usual I decide to try something different. Locking eyes with the barkeep I wait until his smile of greeting fades away before I say in a loud boisterous voice.Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Gimmie the blackest beer you’ve got!”
A hush descends upon the pub, this is an old place, tawny lights, deer heads on the wall, ancient wood plank floors, they’ve been around awhile and their selection of brew is vast. Reluctantly the barkeeper takes my order and hurries off, the silence weighs heavily upon us.
Returning with chicken strips and a coke for Reck he sets before me a glass full of pure darkness topped with a foamy yellowed head that
A Kaiju Combat updateAs some of you may or may not know, the Kaiju Combat Kickstarter page was recently taken down. I received a deluge of emails and calls on the subject, and thought it might be wise to publicly speak a bit more about it.A Kaiju Combat update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In a nutshell, back in December, Wizards of the Coast (owners of Magic: The Gathering) contacted Simon Strange, director of Kaiju Combat, and claimed that our game "Kaiju Combat" was infringing on their copyright of "Kaijudo," a card game with monsters and whatnot in it. As I understand it, Simon's lawyer responded by simply pointing out that since they held no copyright over "Kaiju," a common-use word, they had no claim. WOTC fell silent and the matter appeared to have been dropped.
Fast-forward to now, where they seemed to have not only ignored the initial response, but gone over our heads to Kickstarter, issuing a renewed claim...despite the fact that the Kickstarter was already successfully funded.
Here's an article on the subject -
Soul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!So today I received a treat in my facebook inbox from old colleague and now-kickass GW artist, Kevin "Kingmong" Chin: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Art_and_Soul.htmlSoul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now, I'm still awaiting a response from the Black Librarians to see if I am allowed to post some higher-res versions of my 3 Soul Drinkers covers here on DA. Till then, this is all they have up on their blog and all I have to show for, for now! For you Soul Drinkers fans out there, I was told not to reference any notable characters of the SD lore and come up with my own designs.
The general brief for the 3 covers was to have a tactical space marine, a captain, and lastly a dreadnought (being awoken). I thought it would be a neat idea to compose all the covers from a similar worms eye angle, not just for theatrics but rather to literally show the life cycle of a Space Marine as he fights and rises through the ranks, leading his brethren and eventually being entombed within a dreadnought to continue his tireless fig
Giveaway Results!Big, big congrats to both The-Emerald-Dragon and NI-XI for winning the giveaway! You will both be given your points shortly.Giveaway Results!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you so much to everyone who participated! I will be hosting more giveaways and contests in the future, so I hope guys will consider participating in those, too <3
HEY DO YOU LIKE GIVEAWAYS? I LIKE GIVEAWAYS. LET'S DO A GIVEAWAY.
SO HERE'S THE THING
Up until Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:59 PM Pacific time (That's the western coasts of Canada-land, America-land, and Baja California-land), Premium memberships are on a buy-one-get-one-free sale. THAT MEANS IF YOU BUY A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP THIS WEEK, THE DURATION BECOMES DOUBLED. A three-month PM turns into a six-month PM, and a one-year PM lasts a whole two years
That's pretty friggin' awesome!
EXCEPT that the promotional sale only applies when you buy a premium membership for yourself, which complicates things a little. To get around that, I am going to give away points
Ideas and wishes for the next Overlord instalmentWith no real news on a next part aside from the „Project Meester“, there is still enough room for that kind of speculation, isn't it?Ideas and wishes for the next Overlord instalment2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drop your suggestions, wishes and ideas for the possible next Overlord part in the comments, good ones will be added here. Mine would be:
-A truly good enemy
The first part offered heroes, but they got corrupted to the point of non-recognition and were on most part more evil than the Overlord himself. The second part offered a decadent, magic-hating empire which wasn't a big loss when it got razed to the ground again. What I would want to see is an enemy that is a shining beacon of light, a realm of abhorrent sunshine, butterflies and flowers, built with disgusting white marbe and gold, celebrating useless morals, ethics, work unions and maybe even embracing repulsive democracy. It will be good then Gnarl will start to projectile vomit when hearing the description.
-A higher replaying value
The most you could do in Overlord was to have two-di
THE ALIEN SEA IS FINISHED, WATCH IT TODAY!!THE ALIEN SEA IS FINISHED, WATCH IT TODAY!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingPE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
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How difficult it always is, to get stones for a costume in the right color, size and shape.
That's why I uploaded this tutorial today: How to make gems.
How to work step by step:
What materials do you need:
- resin and hardener
- tinting paint
- cups and spoons/ chopsticks to stir
- maybe a scale
- silicone mold for/ of stones (I bought it on etsy)
- aluminium foil
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day4 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
Sasuke hits Itachi videoBecause I know most of you don't read descriptions xDSasuke hits Itachi video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(another) OC Meme(another) OC Meme(another) OC Meme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Pick one (or more) of your OCs.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OCs.
3. Tag four people to do this meme!
4. Tell people that they been tagged with a link from your journal.
1. What is your name?
Sergeant Jessik Daruk 412th Niliesian Lupradons, Imperial Guard.
2. Do you know why you were named that?
I was named after a sister who died fighting a nest of Dreadful Nilths on the edge of our clan hunting grounds.
3. Are you single or taken?
I was once promised to Vanik Kamoi but he was murdered along with many, many of my clansmen along with my father. So I suppose I am untaken.
4. Have any abilities or powers?
*Frowns* I am a trained soldier and a hunter of clan Daruk but I am only human, I'm no warp tainted filth.
5. Stop being a Mary-sue!
*cold look* What did you ju
To any PPG fans in Kentucky.Lauren and I love dogs and these three girls named Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup sure need the day saved for them. Please check it out if you can.To any PPG fans in Kentucky.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for reading,
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders4 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
Emulation and CreationI write this because I see a lot of this on Deviantart, and a few other places, and have been guilty of it myself way back when, so thought it might be good advice. I use Games Workshop as an example because thats what I have experience in, but it's equally applicable to super-heroes, manga, anime, all the popular genres.Emulation and Creation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I loved drawing since when I was small, so when I came across Games Workshop, obviously I finally found a thing to draw that suited me and what I liked. There was no internet back when I was a kid, at least not freely available internet, so all my influences came from the codex's GW used to bring out. So I basically began to copy John Blanche, Adrian Smith, Mark Gibbons, all those fantasy artists. Harmless enough, it was essential drawing practice at the very least, and schools were never really supportive of that kind of art anyway, it was always paper-mache masks.
I wanted to be an artist for Games Workshop, because thats what I liked. I used to draw that stuf
Public imageThe recent shitstorm that hit the gaming industry, and after that pretty much the entire internet after that, has left me a bit frightened to be honest.Public image6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[[ For those that spend the last weeks under a rock, go watch this and read that to view both sites of the matter and form your own opinion -- I'm not gonna do that for you ]]
Of course, we all knew that the internet could be a very nasty place. It has been a nasty place before and pretty much every single one of us knew that there places out there that are better be avoided when you're a sensitive person (or a normal human being with feelings -- however you want to call it). What the recent issue confronted us with, however, that as artists we aren't safe either. I can remember the earlier internet raids. The victims were either big organisat
Role Models: Then and NowRole Models: Then and Now2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Role Models: Then and Now
Albert Einstein by SoulOfDavid
There was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..
Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
chronicles of hateso...i woke up to a most unusual email today. my friend and writer on aphrodite9, matt hawkins asked me if i could give a shout out to this book, chronicles of hate as it was massively slipping under everyone's radar.chronicles of hate5 months ago in Personal More Like This
it was most unusual for him to ask that, and usually i am shit at even promoting my own stuff... if it wasn't for my fans and readers...whoo boy XD
so i stood baffled as to how do i even do this... and then i looked at the files he had sent me...
f&/k it! i know exactly how to go about this!
if you want to have an ultimate tool of ever mastering the art of painting values, whether you like comics or not, this is your friggin book!
not kidding! this dude, Adrian Smith, wipes the floor with my value skills and composition skills XD
brilliant designworks, graphic novel is not of the wordy variety as he allows the art to tell the story, and genres and stories being very personal taste based i can't tell you whether or not it will be your c
12-Month PM Giveaway12-Month PM Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Literally, just favourite this journal. That's all I ask. I'll be giving it away during the "Give a PM, Get a PM" season. I wanted to give it away to a friend but I honestly cannot decide who.
(Don't worry Hugh bby, I'll get you a new PM when I can again )
So just...favourite. I don't mind if you're friend or foe. Just please make sure you'll be active with it...I can even teach you a bit of CSS/HTML is you really want.
It ends in around three days. Oh, no. You don't need to do anything other than favourite this journal But I wouldn't mind a watch... ;___;
I'd love to thank all 500 people who entered for entering! I never expected so much! Thank you everyone so, so much!
See the winner above!
Evolution of ArtEvolution of Art4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Gift of Madefire
Foreword by techgnotic
depthRADIUS is pleased and proud to present Liam Sharp as a guest writer and welcome his editorial prowess as our newest contributing writer. Liam is legendary as the sci–fi comic book artist, writer and publisher enfant terrible of Britain, his career having begun with 2000 AD magazine. He went on as artist, scripter and short story writer for publications such Heavy Metal and Vampirella. He started his own publishing company, Mam Tor, to self–publish Sharpenings: the Art of Liam Sharp
Contest : Becky the pirate mermaidContest : Becky the pirate mermaid2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The fifth Felarya contest opens now !
This time it is for writers ^_^
The theme : Becky the pirate mermaid.
It's directly inspired by this picture
Yes, it's a little crazy concept but I thought there were actually a good amount of elements that could make for an interesting and original story
So write a story about Becky and her crew ^^
Becky sees herself as a full member of the crew : She shares their life, she laugh and drink with them, she has her word when decisions are taken, she protect them and take part in combat, but she is like a blank sheet of paper at this stage. You will have complete free rein to imagine her personality, behavior, quirks and back-story and basically turn her into a full-fledged character.
There are several aspects you can chose to play on :
her relation with the rest of the crew, the personality and role of the various pirates, how that stra
Spy Tools of the FutureSpy Tools of the Future3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spy Tools of the Future
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
Watch Dogs by AcerSense
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (sort of...)The Night Before 986996.M41'Twas the Night Before Christmas (sort of...)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
by Patrick Marstall (MarstallP@bah.com)
‘Twas the night before 986996.M41, and all through the station
All there was clear, there was no abomination.
My helmet was set on the desk to my right,
On the chance that I was to need it that night.
The guardsmen were ensconced, asleep in their beds,
All the tanks too were safe, secure in the sheds.
Marines in the barracks, some manning the wall,
Assured me that the bastion never would fall.
When out in the yard there arose such discord
I grabbed up my bolter and unsheathed my sword.
Away to the window, I ran to take aim
As the marines around me all did the same.
My bionic eye turned the night into day
Allowed me to see, and to seek out my prey.
When what did my loyalist ocular show,
But an ancient conveyance, knee-deep in the snow.
The vehicle was pulled by horned quadrupeds
And a fiery red nimbus glowed from the sled.
The driver was mighty, his eyes full of scorn,
Dressed all in crimson like a servant of Kho