Not ALL BlankI started seeing the “not all ___” retort when it came to feminism. The response was “not ALL men,” usually as an argument to derail any discussion about how badly women are generally treated by the male gender. Since then, the phrase has started to apply to pretty much ANY sub culture/group. “Not ALL Bronies,” “Not ALL gamers,” “Not ALL comic artists” etc, etc. And most recently I saw it when I stated that I didn’t like 4chan because of how vile and vitriolic the website generally is. “Not ALL 4channers” is the gist of the argument. And I think this nonsense needs to stop.Not ALL Blank in Personal More Like This
OF COURSE we know that “not all ____” is true. I don’t know anyone who actually believes that ALL men, ALL gamers, ALL 4channers, ALL bronies, etc are evil or bad. But guys... all those things have a reputation, and if that reputation is generally negative then you need to step up and correct it. And to
Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate UpdatesSDCC is finally here and as a result there’s probably gonna be a lot of amazing news dropped over this weekend. As such I just wanted to get some preliminary things out of the way before the bombs drop and obscure everything else.Twitter Plug, Korra, NSYAC and Pirate Updates in Personal More Like This
I have a twitter. I’ve actually managed to keep up with it at a fairly reasonable pace, I think. Primarily I’m using it now to comment on things that are too small to make it into my main journals, but too important to pass up. Most of the times it’s just me musing about stuff. You can see the twitter feed above my journal on my DA frontpage (I always list the last 5 posts there), or you can follow me here: https://twitter.com/ADobsonComics
Korra is all digital now
I don’t know why Nickelodeon decided to do this, but they’ve yanked Legend of Korra off the air and are going to be broadcasting the remaining episodes of Season 3 and all of Season 4 on their online streaming service
The State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYACAbout SYACThe State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYAC in Personal More Like This
One of the reasons I focus so much attention on Marvel and DC is because they’re big companies who should know better. They are made up by hundreds of people all chipping in little bits here and there, and for that there is no excuse for bad artwork, bad writing, or bad material in general. They are, to an extent, a bit of a cheap shot, but everyone can learn from their mistakes and I can offer my opinions about them and what I personally would do differently. And if you’re paying money for their products, I think you deserve good content in return, no?
SYAC is, at it’s core, about how comic artists and the comic industry works and poking fun at the various things they get wrong... and sadly that includes a lot of really hot button topics like Women’s Rights, Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, etc. Comics are no longer their own sheltered little thing... they’ve been THRUST into the mainstream audience and all of these problems we or
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 Eschergirls 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
Unaware Bioshock Infinite Review 2 + HOW TO FIXSo I’ve finished Bioshock Infinite and can honestly say at this point that the story... did not impress me. Do not get me wrong, the story is big and bold and really worth putting to the screen... my problem more or less lies in the delivery. The WAY in which the story was told, bothers me. Let me see if I can explain.... oh and of course.. SPOILERS.Unaware Bioshock Infinite Review 2 + HOW TO FIX in Personal More Like This
First, one of the biggest issues I have with the storytelling of this game is that everything is told, not shown. You are told that Elizabeth has a relationship with the songbird. You are told you are actually Comstock. You’re told your character was a drunk and a bad person, but we never see any evidence of it. You’re even told that your character has “history” with another character who inexplicably is in the city and who is trying to kill you for, whatever reason... but there is no prior information indicating that there’s anything between you and him and we don’t even get to see him up close un
10 Years of ControversyOver the past couple days I’ve had a number of people write me comments basically saying “You’re becoming too preachy, you’ve lost a fan.” And outside the silliness of publicly mic-dropping like that, it got me wondering... what?10 Years of Controversy in Personal More Like This
Ya see, It’s always surprises me when someone says that I’m becoming too preachy, when in fact I’ve been preachy from the beginning. Don’t believe me? Take a look below!
This is not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination, but these are essentially THE MOST controversial comics and illustrations I’ve ever done in the past 10 years.
2004 - Made a picture about how no one really cares about Global Warming http://andysartworks.com/global-warming
2005 - Took the side of Jark in the Deviant Art hostile overthrow controversy. http://andysartworks.com/i-support-jark
2007 and Onward - Made a series of “Danny and Spot” comics dedicated towards defending the Wii from the hatr
About that Phil Fish guy...So once again Phil Fish is in the news, and once again it’s about something “controversial” he’s said. Frankly, I don’t care what he said because at this point in Phil’s career... no one does. The only reason to post an article about Phil Fish is to drive up views and keep the conformational bias in check. “Oh look! Phil said something negative again! Yup! He’s an asshole alright! Herp derp!” ...ugh...About that Phil Fish guy... in Personal More Like This
Before we go any further I want you all to watch this video. I don’t know if this was just good timing, but with this latest bit of “news” hitting the websites, it’s as good a time as any to step back and think about what’s really going on:
See, one of the reasons I don’t begrudge Phil Fish the same way EVERYONE ELSE does... is because I’ve been in his position. Fame, on the internet, is not the same as fame everywhere else. On the internet, no one is trying to see things from a different pers
Comic Book Recommendation List 1Dr. CatComic Book Recommendation List 1 in Personal More Like This
He’s a doctor! He’s a cat! What more could you want from this incredibly cute series?
I really wish I had more to say about this comic because I love it so much but... it’s just too damn cute! You can read the webcomic here: http://doctorcatmd.com/
All New Marvel NOW! - Ms. Marvel
I’ve mentioned this here before, but I’ll do it again. This series, so far, has been awesome. It’s only 4 issues so far, but it’s a romp to read and the artwork is imaginative and fun. The story details about a Muslim teenager gaining super powers and donning the attire of Ms. Marvel. Kamala Khan is a hilarious character, and you really feel her struggles to get use to her new predicament. Like I said, only 4 issues so far, so we don’t really know what direction this story is heading... but overall it’s been a blast. Strongly recommend it if you can find it. Marvel’s “ALL NEW MARVEL NOW!” comi
The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been foundIn the early 1980’s the American video game industry bombed so spectacularly, that it was rumored Atari just dumped their unsold copies of E.T. in a landfill in the New Mexico desert. It’s been a longstanding folk tale of the modern video game industry. And now it’s been proven true.The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been found in Personal More Like This
Microsoft (of all companies) teamed up with a documentary filmmaker to go and explore the desert in the hopes of uncovering this legendary landfill of shitty games. And it looks like they were successful. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/134045-E-T-Cartridges-Found-in-New-Mexico-Landfill-After-30-Years
As cool as this is... I can’t help but feel a little... disappointed. And more or less it’s because the hard working Angry Video Game Nerd left his post of doing regular updates to start filming an actual feature film with the plot being uncovering the mystery around the legendary E.T. landfill. The AVGN uprooted his home life, moved to California for a year, hired acto
Is the Console War Over Before It Began?At the risk of perpetuating the stereotype of being a blatant Nintendo fanboy, I have to say that out of the 3 console systems coming out, it's only Nintendo's which actually seems to have a sort of purpose to it. Let me try to explain..Is the Console War Over Before It Began? in Personal More Like This
The latest details for the Xbox One show that pretty much every aspect of gaming culture that we hate has been incorporated into it. Needing to check in every 24 hours to make sure you've legally bought a game? Check. Not able to bring games over to a friend's house unless your friend ALSO buys the game? Check. Forcing game stores to sign an agreement to pay Microsoft a large percentage of the used sale fee? Check. More motion controls? Check. Inability to let independent-developers make games on their system? Check. Not backwards compatible? Check. Stronger emphasis on watching TV and movies than playing games? Check. Seriously, this is like a check list of all the worse possible things to include in a gaming console.
By that account, the PS4 is doing
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE! in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark ShadowsI love this part.V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark Shadows in Personal More Like This
Shading is when the flat colors come to life, light falls on the scene, shadows form, and magic glitters.
Twenty pages of Volume 4 are shaded and ready to roll- ten more, and the first Chapter will be done.
The shading is going at a good clip thanks entirely to Liz and our intrepid freelancers- THANK YOU GUYS! They're laying down the hours of work it takes to block in the flat colors, paving the road to a finished book.
And sometimes they add a little extra...
Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring Here's the last tip I mentioned in "Be Clueless, Write Awesome:"Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring in Personal More Like This
If the reader doesn't care about the characters, he won't care what happens to them. End of story.
It doesn't matter how many brilliant twists unfold in your masterpiece- all just more stuff nobody will read. Unless your characters make an impression- fast. Which begs the question.
A few incredibly simple tools have worked wonders for me.
But first, one important distinction.
I've seen this advice over and over- that readers must 'like' the protagonist, that having a relatable lead character is mandatory.
Readers do not have to like your character. They don't even have to relate to your character.
They only have to do one thing: Care. Be interested. Burn to see what happens next.
You could write about a kindly old man walking his puppy to the grocer, and he could be the most likeable, relatable codger imaginable- but if he's bor
Ask Me Anything: Answers 3- LoreAsk Me Anything: Answers 3- Lore in Personal More Like This
Is there a way for both races, both dreamkeepers and nightmares, to co-exist
peacefully without further conflict? I mean, given into account that the dreamkeepers
used to have all sorts of powers before the law came down, there must be someone
in that world that can adjust a non-conflict spell to encompass the globe, turning
the two races into something like negative and positive magnets, in which they
would never be able to attack the other or even get close enough to harm each
other with violence, save for those who live in their own races. Or a emotion-manipulating
spell that causes nightmares to be friendly and non-hostile whenever they encounter
a dreamkeeper, and vice versa for dreamkeepers as well.
If someone could brainwash other sentient beings on a scale sufficient to change
the balance of global reality, I could only imagine the hell of unexpected side
effects that would ensue. And even then the change would only last
STATUS: Burned, Back, Rolling.We’ve received lots of questions about the fire, so I should share the basics:STATUS: Burned, Back, Rolling. in Personal More Like This
No humans died.
Though 10 fire departments from surrounding counties responded, the building was declared a total loss.
We were out of town attending a wedding at the time. The cause is still under investigation. (Of the fire, not the wedding.)
Everything that was in our apartment is gone. Tragically that does include Tally and Cosmo. We checked with local rescue agencies and workers, but neither a gator nor a conure were saved. It does not bear speaking about, so let’s cover the rest.
Our art is destroyed- all Dreamkeepers original art, sculptures, sculpture molds, everything else we’ve ever made, childhood art, etc.
Vivid's inventory is also gone- there are no more Prelude Collection books for sale. Prints, buttons, stickers, posters, etc are currently gone.
Our computer and its redundantly backed-up internal drives was destroyed, as well
Critiquing Critiquing StoryStory: Turns out you're doing it wrong.Critiquing Critiquing Story in Personal More Like This
Everyone is- and what's more, anyone who tries to make a foray into storytelling without having mastery over their efforts merits endless scorn.
I've had the privilege of sharing advice with some other creators of late, and seen some of the (usually anonymous) criticism being leveled at their work. It's noteworthy for being intense, superficially sophisticated, and misguided.
Now, there are two kinds of creators out there. Those who don't give a fig for what other people think, and dismiss all criticism out of hand.
...Those creators tend not to improve.
Then there are those who care about the quality of their work, take pains to make it enjoyable for others, and are receptive to feedback.
These individuals have the most potential as writers, and are also most vulnerable to their efforts being permanently deformed by vindictive critique.
They'll be assured their characters are flat cutout
Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome. in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
HardcoreHardcore in Personal More Like This
Our first Backer Update for the campaign: Hardcore. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083757038/dreamkeepers-volume-4-descent-to-the-archives/posts/1242369 #kickstarter #comics #crowdfunding
The Game Behind a Good StoryPrevious articles revealed tricks to snag reader interest- but what keeps that spark alive?The Game Behind a Good Story in Personal More Like This
When a promising concept with sparkling characters goes soggy midway through the story, when readers leave in disgust, what exactly is happening? How can wildly fantastical movies with spaceships, dragons, and magic be considered perfectly plausible, only to be condemned as 'unrealistic' over the most mundane of details?
For the answer we're putting down Finnigan's Wake and picking up Super Metroid. Because there's something necessarily inherent to games that reveals the secret of a satisfying story.
There are plenty of things that might ruin a game- but violate this one sacred principle, and you can make the experience universally detested by players.
Games require rules.
Now, a quick aside: In various circles that's a hotly contested assertion. Some are quick to declare that 'game' means anything anyone wants, and definitions somehow suppress creative expr
Ask Me Anything: Answers 2- CreatingCreating & PublishingAsk Me Anything: Answers 2- Creating in Personal More Like This
Who named Mace and Whip?
When we first began talking about the idea of a story in the dream world, my
roommate Brad named Mace. Then I named Whip, and the ball was rolling.
Number 1: Where did you get the idea for this comic and how has it changed
throughout the years?
My roommate Brad was having nightmares in college, and mentioned how awesome
it would be if there was a protector in his dreams to fight them off. This got
us talking about the concept, and we came up with Mace and Whip. That summer
I went home, researched dreams, and created a cast- Lilith, Namah, Bast and
It was originally planned to be a pitch for a TV show, but I switched it
to a comic to retain creative control. Volume 1 was the next stop, and from
there, we just kept creating.
Number 2: Who?
'The Doctor' works just fine.
Number 3: What?
Number 4: When?
Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) PseudoroidsAs usual, I created a video showcasing my Megaman Bosses. This time, it's the Pseudoroids turn!Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) Pseudoroids in Art Features More Like This
I'm sure no one has discovered it yet but there's actually a secret on my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser! I want you to check it out again!
On my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser, when it finished loading. Instead of clicking the "Start" button, click the "Megaman ZX Ultimus logo" and see what's next! If you discovered it before, then you are lucky to see pseudoroids in advance! The secret is actually a special update back before when I'm still showing the hidden pseudoroids.
If you remember the poll before, I asked if you saw all
Megaman X9 Chapter 3: Bizarre Cases(After you defeat 4th Maverick)Megaman X9 Chapter 3: Bizarre Cases in Literature Features More Like This
On Alia’s analysis, she finds it odd that the maverick signs only involve Old generation reploids. So far the information they have gathered was that the mavericks only wanted to attack the humans settlements. Probably to drove them away. She wonders if those mavericks have a leader. Attacks are seemed to be planned.
On Layers analysis, she acquires information about Dr. Craig Sid. On the data, Dr. Sid is a colleague of Lumine. Lumine does have a copy chip but without Old generation reploids DNA. Lumine mentions to Dr. Sid about his plan to create a structure reaching space, the Jakob Elevator for space development. In order for plans to have higher success rate, Dr. Sid proposes to Lumine that his copy chip should contain old generation reploids DNA as well as the new generation reploids that is involve on developing the project. Because of the copy chips with Old generation reploids DNA, the new generation reploids with the direction of Lum
Megaman X9 Chapter 1: The SanctuaryThree weeks later. Due to the incident of Lumine and the new generation reploids going maverick. The new generation reploids production has been halted. Growing weary from the Reploids maverick actions, Humans have created a settlement away from the reploids from different places on earth. The New Generation Reploids incident of going Maverick was kept classified so it won’t spread fear to humans.Megaman X9 Chapter 1: The Sanctuary in Literature Features More Like This
X and Zero reported this incident from the higher authority. They mention about their comrade Axl in comatose because Lumine lashes something on his forehead. Axl have not awaken for 3 weeks so X and Zero decided to bring Axl to a more advance investigatory process because he does not show any sign of recovery from the Headquarters. They admitted Axl in New Generation Reploids Research Facility.
Dr. Craig Sid one of the most brilliant scientist of that time hears of the situation. He gets very interested when he heard that it has something in relation
Megaman X9 Chapter 7: Resurrection(After you defeat Lumine.)Megaman X9 Chapter 7: Resurrection in Literature Features More Like This
Lumine drops on his knees.
This isn’t happening again! Lumine Said.
It is all going according to plan! Sid Said!
What!? Lumine said!
You were the one responsible for her loss. Don’t blame me for applying old generation reploids DNA to your copy chip. I am certain New generation reploids can’t go maverick, but unfortunately you became because you chose to be. I refuse to join to your new world. Even though you have same ideals, I rather choose him to be the ruler of our new world. A world only for new generation reploids… That is why I am resurrecting him. As you can see, my plan is to let you battle against the Hunters. Once you have dominated his body, I want you to get weak. In this case, He will finally be resurrected! You knew well that the new generation reploids copy chips bears data of the old generation reploids. Have you ever thought Axl is a prototype and he isn’t immune to viruses unlike the new generation
Megaman X9 Chapter 2: ParasiteMegaman X9 Chapter 2: Parasite in Literature Features More Like This
(After you defeat 1st Maverick)
Dr. Craig Sid makes a worldwide announcement to the humans affected on the present maverick attacks. He expresses sympathy over the humans harmed by the Old generation Reploid mavericks. Showing a kind heart, he offers a newly built human settlement near the Jakob elevator. The settlement will only be for humans to secure them from another maverick attacks. He welcomes any humans who wanted to reside to that place. It was dubbed by Dr. Craig Sid, “The Sanctuary”. Humans are pleased with the announcement. Many humans immediately go to the sanctuary Dr. Sid proposes but some stayed to their places because they don’t trust the reploids anymore.
Hearing this, Dr. Sid gained the trust of X and Zero. The hunters realizes that it was Dr. Sid who created the Sanctuary.
(After you defeat 2nd Maverick)
The Headquarters receives a transmission for X and Zero from Dr. Sid. He had uncovered
Megaman X9 Chapter 4: The Jakob's Incident(After you defeat 7th Maverick)Megaman X9 Chapter 4: The Jakob's Incident in Literature Features More Like This
The Scientists involved on the medication of Axl were terribly shocked that Axl’s body fully changes its color. It mostly turned white and his hair changes color into purple. The scientist realizes that the capsule he was placed for is to speed up the parasites growing progress. They all realize that Dr. Craig Sid was not planning to exterminate the parasite but to help it overcome its host. When Dr. Craig Sid realizes that the scientists he worked with notice his ulterior action. He walked into the capsule with the attention of everyone in the facility. Dr. Sid picks up Axl on the capsule, carries him and pointed his fist to a scientist. His arm changes into a buster and massacred everyone on the facility. Dr. Sid leaves the facility to the place unknown.
(After you defeat the 8th Maverick)
Surprisingly, a Maverick they have defeated has gone through the Headquarters. Having a destroyed body, the Maverick
Megaman X9 Chapter 6: Unavoidable BattleWhen Sid was about to shoot X, a loud buster sound struck everyone.Megaman X9 Chapter 6: Unavoidable Battle in Literature Features More Like This
Signas shoot Sid with a buster rifle! Humans panic. The three navigators take advantage of it and retrieve X and Zero. However Sid didn’t die and manages to escape.
X and Zero were brought to the headquarters and got repairs from Douglas. A day later, X and Zero were in full recovery. Signas tells to them that Sid is the mastermind behind the maverick attacks and the Jakob’s incident. Sid had taken Axl for his other antic. The record they got from the destroyed facility tells that Sid is trying to speed up the parasites progress to overcome its host. The hunters are tracing where Sid took Axl.
X and Zero found Sid’s hideout. It was the basement of the Jakob Elevator! They were able to know the location by extracting the former maverick’s data.
As they go deeper into the Jakob’s basement, they meet Dr. Craig Sid. He reveals to X and Zero about his ulterior motive.
When I first heard of Axl
Megaman X9 Chapter 5: InfuriationSignas sent a few personnel to go to the New generation research facility to arrest Sid and get Axl. When the personnel got to the place. They were all hysterical because all they see was a worn out facility filled with massacred reploids. Axl is nowhere to be found. It is evident that Sid had taken Axl with him.Megaman X9 Chapter 5: Infuriation in Literature Features More Like This
Zero arrives with X in the entrance of the headquarters. Just as they are about to enter the Headquarters. A group of humans arrests X and Zero claiming it is because of the casualties they have caused on the Jakob’s incident. However, Zero does not surrender. Because Zero resists to take them into custody, humans forcefully captures them. Zero also badly damage from the explosion, he haven’t manage to fight and defend for themselves especially it is humans who arrests them. Because they are badly damaged, they were easily knocked unconsciously with an electric shock.
They were taken to a place where the survivors of the Jakob’s incident stayed.
Megaman X9 Ending: IndebtedThree days laterMegaman X9 Ending: Indebted in Literature Features More Like This
Dr. Sid is in his new base along with the new generation reploids. He is in his personal room when suddenly, Sigma enters the room. Dr. Sid was overjoyed because he thought that X and Zero had defeated him.
Hehehe, I have finally get rid of those two Maverick hunters! Sigma said.
Sigma! It’s a pleasure to see you! I thought you loss to them! Sid said.
Because of your capabilities you have created a magnificent battle armor. Although, it was destroyed from the crash of Jakob’s basement, I manage to survive by using the prototype’s body of Axl. Hehehe! Sigma said.
My pleasure! Sid said.
So, May I hear the plans and the process you did in order for your plans to be successful. It will be my joy to hear how a genius like you had achieved your motives. Sigma said.
My only motive is to annihilate humans who lives on the sanctuary but when I realize about the parasite on the prototype, resurrecting you become one of my goals as well.
When I heard that the pr
Megaman X9 Maverick BossesSo first of all, here's a special video showcasing my X9 Mavericks. For this set, There are 2 reptiles,2 mammals,1 marine animal,1 insect,1 plant and 1 bird. There's a Maverick I wanted to redesign a bit though... Somehow, It makes me regret finishing it early... These Mavericks have simple design because I want to finish it as soon as possible. I'm satisfied with my concepts even so. Hope you do too!Megaman X9 Maverick Bosses in Art Features More Like This
Here are the concept arts along with the main artwork!
So... Who's the best X9 Maverick?
Oh, if anyone hates one of them. I'll dispatch these mavericks to attack your house. Welcome them! XD
Collecting all icons in one place :DIf you sent me an icon or made me an icon that is not under with the others, let me know and I will add you.Collecting all icons in one place :D in Personal More Like This
I felt like collecting them like MizAmy has. I will also add new icons I get/buy from people here aswell ^^ so this will be my icon collecting journal xD <3 herpderp
:A Wild Snuff Appeared!: by PrePAWSterous- CE - griffsnuff by VlSl0NCon - Snuffen by JoNmlRCE: Griffsnuff by Bienoo:thumb347183308:NOMNOM by BananemHats are for Wearing -CE- by TheMidnightMage:thumb347315210:Nomnom by SmusheyGriffboing by yeagar:CE: Snuffen - jumping icon by TheFailedDream:CE: Snuff Dance Icon by FluffehButt:thumb348806374::thumb349063257:You're A Wizard Snuffy by ForTheLoveOfWalrusSnuffen Ball by DawnOfTheTigressGift For Griffsnuff by AusieOtterPieSnuffen by Locomatic:thumb368360466:
random gift by kudohazamasan:thumb287152780:Snuffen .:CE:. by shibe-intensifiesDancing Snuffen 8D by CainttMai fish: griffsnuff icon contest entry by MizalAlexiee:thumb347169980::thumb347174204:Snuffen3 by ClefairyKid:thumb347314850::CE: SNUFFEN by PuffySmoshSnuffenPedoWink by HalliovaSnuffen eating your hats... by TrishamonstahPixle Gurrfsnuff Contest Entree No Sise Varrations by Creepsalote78:thumb348538311::thumb348
8D creative challengeOMG I wake up and so many people did it so far!!! That is so awesome! take a look8D creative challenge in Personal More Like This
I WILL not be adding more 8D but take a look at these ones anyway! you can always post your version in the comments below so people can see yours there.
GriffSnuff's Creative Challenge by DlN0MlTE Nymph Lady and The Pretty Flower by DawnOfTheTigress Creative Challenge - Griffsnuff Entry by Jocyhope Little Parrot by LeftyNinja Balloon In The Forest by pinkbunnii Creative challenge Derp by Kinla Griffsnuff Creative challenge by MizAmy :thumb416453567: :thumb416448217: .Creative Challenge. by Lyrhiant I took a challenge by CaptainDashund :thumb416461436: griffsnuff: Creative Challenge 1 by pixielog Creative Challenge - AFRO LIZZARD by kittenScientist Creative Challenge Willows by Ithlini Color Challange (with Video) by T-Harley :thumb416633838: Upside Down by Pheoniic 1 Layer Creative Challenge by Elephantfreak :thumb416551441: Griffsnuff's Creative Challenge by Colourful-Prismafire Pulse by Hnai Ichiya thingamabob by HoneyShuckle Creative Challenge by xKurrMeowx Octopus by The-Snalf :thumb416498637: :thumb416475345: FANCY KICK. by DilaraOezkan Creative Challenge by Growlipsis :thumb416638442: Creative Challenge by sisaat Color challenge by Leaglem :thumb41646775
Journal CSS code that I use!Here is the code I use for my simple sauce journal. The original artist who made it took it down, so im sharing it.Journal CSS code that I use! in Personal More Like This
Hopefully it will work haha.
how to change the colors in the journal
To change the colors of the journal, change the codes that look like this "#A6B2A6" this is a color code. two first are Red values, two middle ones are green values, and the last two are blue values. RGB.
If you make everyone of them the same letter or number you will get grey.
000000 = Black
FFFFFF = White
FF0000 = Red
00FF00 = green
0000FF = Blue
The colors darkest to lightest is
how to add a background
You need to change the word "link" with an actual link haha.
Which is were you change the background image if you use one.
Copy the code under and paste it in your journal skin
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Update kunAUTUMN IS HERE GAIS AND GALS, Summer is finally fading and leaves are dropping, I love this season more than ever! WOOOO. I need to go for another walk adventure and take photos before winter.Update kun in Personal More Like This
I have also earned way more than I thought I would this week so I will most likely push this weeks commissions over in next week aswell. I dont want to stress with work and burn myself out xD Which means I might not open new ones on sunday! I still gotta figure out my value tax since I have earned the limit now. I will get back to ya'll on that.
THEN there are always those days when you wake up and you just know there are things you should get done, and you know you can do them but your body and brain just, euhueuhuehuehue today your gonna do nothing but clean one window and be pleased and no nothing more.
I will be needing some extra time so i can finish my other todolist of things I owe people ^^ and since I have gotten my bonus from my other work, I can finally relax a bit when it
8D Road trip across norway! and small updaesContest!8D Road trip across norway! and small updaes in Personal More Like This
Last reminder of contest ^^ http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/journal/super-quick-Pixel-icon-contest-with-art-prizes-443055876
Gonna get a haircut today! Super short and im gonna dye it either caramel red or dark redbrown, depends on what they have I hate hair so much its gonna be nice.
8D HNNNG sitting here and seeing the view is just so epic! I wish I lived here D8<
WOOOT I promised I would take some photos. It was fun but exausting to sit in the car for two days.
We started out with no snow, totally bare and some vegetation had started to grow. I have to say the weather here up north is really crazy xD one min its sunny and nice, 5 mins later full snowstorm. 8D ITS BEAUTIFUL though <3
We saw lots of raindeer and a golden eagle
8D here are some pictures.
Ontop of the mountain!
Ok so here its snowing, and we drive into this long tunnel
We come out on the other side.. xDD SUCH WEATHE
Juicefast is officially over!10 days ago, I decided to go on a juice fast that was going to last 10 days. Eating nothing else but juice. I did consume some vegetables and fruit aswell now here and there. But mostly juice.Juicefast is officially over! in Personal More Like This
I FEEL SO good and healthy.
I lost probably around 10 pounds.
No headaches or stomac pains, which I usually have now and then.
SO MUCH MORE ENERGY
my skin looks a lot healthier.
I can consume vegetables/fruits I hate which is good for me by just mixing them with other stuff. Brilliant!
SO much waste of fruit/vegetable meat, and always having to clean the juicer every time. But thats it.
>8D IT FELT SO GOOD EATING A SANDWHICH TODAY NOW THAT IVE DONE and been drinking nothing but fruit and veggies for 10 days.
I will keep making juice, and as a lover of juice before I got the juicer, im happy to stop buying processed nonnutrientfilled juice and change
How do I feel about people printing my art?xD MAN If you have a printer/know a printer, dating a printer, and you want my art on your walls/ at your work/ in your books/ as gifts for others and for personal use and not to be sold(to earn money), go ahead and print as much as you want!How do I feel about people printing my art? in Personal More Like This
BUT If you want to use art that contains other peoples characters, please ask them first if its ok!
I usually include the original artists names in the artistcomment for art I do for others.
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
No Wonder Why Our Country is in Bad ShapeDo you Remember this poll I did http://lord-kiyo.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4745418/No Wonder Why Our Country is in Bad Shape in Personal More Like This
As you can see, most people think that the Federal legally have the power to regulate everything in your state. Well if that was the case, why dose every state have its own borders, its own capital, its own electives, and own state constitution?
And by the way, The US Constitution was a compact between the states designing a limited “general” government to do “few and defined” things. Those limited powers are listed specifically in Article 1, Section 8. If it is not listed there, then the Federal government has NO AUTHORITY to act. All other powers not delegated CLEARLY remain the responsibility of each sovereign state (Tenth Amendment).
And for those of you that do not know Article 1 Section 8, here you go
The Congress shall
Interesting dream I just gota tell about itWell I just got to tell you about it, since I thought it was just so cool. So for those that care to read it, here you go. I was ridding in a van with my mom driving and the rest of my siblings riding in the back with me. We where driving down this two line road, "one lane going both ways" At each side of the road were these buildings that had these brightly colorful posters, just covering the the whole side. There was no gap between these buildings, they were solidly one building that ran along the road. Every now and then there was a bridge that went over the road to connect the buildings on both sides. And atop of these buildings I could see these brightly colored Playground tube clusters. So what looks like a building is not a building, its more of a netted wall with these fabric tarp posters that hides the playgrounds on the other side. And I said, "OHoooooo!!! These make me wish I was a kid again so I can play on all those." Then myInteresting dream I just gota tell about it in Personal More Like This
The One Ring Vs. Majora's MaskThe One Ring (Lord of the Rings)The One Ring Vs. Majora's Mask in Personal More Like This
The ring was created by Sauron at Mount Doom. It was part of him and was used to extend his powers. He kept this ring for 1850 years before being defeated.
The ring seems to have a slight consciousness on its own and seems to want to return to its master. It is ably to slightly speak to people in there thoughts trying to make them do its will for the purpose to bring it back to its master, even when it involves having someone kill another. It also has the effect of making someone lust for it more and more the longer they wear it.
The power of the ring can only reflect the power of the wearer. For instants weaker people may mealy go invisible, while stronger people would be more invincible. And tap into the full potential of the ring. However the skill to use the ring to its fullest is rare. It also seems to have side effects when warn, eating away the body over the years and changing the form, much like G
Humans Hate When Other Humans Make Money This is in relations to my last poll. The reason I made it is because I have heard so many people complain that places don’t pay people enough. Kind of like Wal-Mart should pay there employees more. So who’s fault is it? Everyone loves to blame rich people. But from what I can see, it’s actually the fault of the employees. I shale explain. When you fill out forms for employment there is always this one question. How much are you expecting to make? This means you are setting the price for how much your time is worth. But it’s not exactly that simple, because if you make it too high, they won’t higher you. So what makes it too high? It’s because you are actually competing with other people trying to get that job.Humans Hate When Other Humans Make Money in Personal More Like This
What is the most expensive equipment for running a company? Employees. Not only do you have to pay them an hour
Contest Entries Finally Done!Finally I'm DONE! Now I can finally see the light! :iconfinallyplz:Contest Entries Finally Done! in Personal More Like This
Now here it is,my 2 months of labor! :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:
Ugh,I went through nowhere for two months,being inactive to devianart,designing robots on the computer 24/7,stuck in my small room building part by part with a tiny curious angel as a companion(lol),working all day and night,but now,I think my effort now finally bear fruits!
AS YOU SEE,I BUILT TWO,KICK-ASS ROBOTS WITHIN 2 MONTHS!!! I even have a background tarpaulin with my logo on it!
Man,I really,really hope I,at least win,in any place! Honestly my family admires me at the same time the're MAD at me! (for being so focused only in work not in the family,plus being a power hog for using the computer all day everyday! )
So I hope my efforts didn't go straight to the garbage!
(BTW,Nendo Ikaros,because you als
Megas XLR Revival Project Update!An update for the journal:"XL-Sized Project:Megas XLR Revival Project!!!"Megas XLR Revival Project Update! in Personal More Like This
Oh god finally I'm BACK!!! :iconfinallyplz: I been a total shut down from almost one month because someone cut off our wifi connection,even though my mother paying all the bills! Now finally our wifi fixed and I'm back with a lot of photos stack up in my camera.
As for the last 3 weeks,I started working the Megas Project as planned,making them slowly but surely. I also edited my PDO files along the way,to add more details and improved the overall model(making it even more detailed than my test built ones)
As for my update,here's my progress,all so far!
Actually I used this photo as reference:http://s236.photobucket.com/user/RaphaelWrest
Megas XLR Revival Project:Success!!!Alright guys! I finally got my fruits of labor! It's done,my first ever designed papercraft:M.E.G.A.S! I even make cubecrafts of Coop,Jamie and Kiva to go with it! This will my tribute for the Megas XLR's 10th Anniversary!Megas XLR Revival Project:Success!!! in Personal More Like This
I hope all you guys like it! I never knew this dream of mine will be ever possible! I really appreciate Denis-Manase for the flame decals! Now a full-scale papercraft of M.E.G.A.S. exist in the papercraft world!
But for now,I'll be resting from papercrafting for a while.
I wanted to do traditional art stuff again. Before,I lose motivation to it,but now it feels that it's coming back,and I don't want to lose that chance. Plus I always wanted to do digital art! But first,I need to prime my traditional arts.
So I'll be drawing for now! I'm going to fill my Drawing Gallery. I just hope you like my works. (I feel sorry for my pape
XL-Sized Project: Megas XLR Revival Project!!!Hey peeps! I know it's been a long time not having any deviations these days. Actually I'm working on a big project for DA,but it's taking me too long,so I decided to show you guys what I'm working around this in the past weeks!XL-Sized Project: Megas XLR Revival Project!!! in Personal More Like This
I'm working on a big project called "Megas XLR Revival Project". This was planned around Q4 of 2013,and took into action on this month and this year,January 2014.
This is actually a project from a deviant who made a handmade papercraft MEGAS. (I don't remember his username though) Around that time,his work was almost done,only thing was missing was the legs. I kept on waiting for him to finish his work,as I wanted to see it completed.(and I'm a big fan of the show ^^) Few months later,it's still wasn't progressed,and I noticed the date,it was actually posted 4 years ago! I realized that it was already abandoned. I was disappointed,I thought he will finish it. But something hit my head "I'll continue his project! I will try to make the project even it's
October is upon us all...Hi all. Another month begins, and I am in good spirits. I did very well with my hospital drivers eval and await the main doctors siggy to allow me to retake my drives test. A hand full of doctors appointments this month, and my rehab drags to a finish soon...October is upon us all... in Personal More Like This
My output of art is rather slower then i would like it to be, but i am taking it easy, and adjusting to the damage to my vision caused to my right eye from the stroke and Terson syndrome... I should be set up for glasses this month, once i check with my retina specialist and that my right eye has finally leveled off in a stable manner... as my brain adjusts itself to the damage that was caused to it...
I am happy with my loved ones, I look forward to getting my ass back out into the world like I had it before... I know the old me did die that day on Jan 5th with my stroke... that i am not the same man i was before this happened to me. But I know that who i am now, today. Still breathing, appreciates the day more. Stops to smell th
Another day in Paradise...I am still recovering at my Mothers home, here in Hemet. It was so good to see some Deviant friends that came out to visit. They always bring a smile to my face, and brighten up my days here with the cows... its odd that i seem to have less time to draw at home than i did when i was at work...working...lol getting dragged all over town...is soo...um. fun...new orders have come in. so i will need to start cracking on them, and this Terraformer is mocking me, almost finished but still not done...Another 2-3 weeks before i see if i can get corrective lenses to repair the damage that was done to my right eye...it works, but its much more blurry than my left eye... it was rather disturbing but its fixable... the blood that had pool behind it is slowly going away... on a more personal front, me and my new girlfriend are rather crazy about each other right now... I am happy and looking forward to seeing her more when i finish out here in Hemet and get back to my home town of TorranAnother day in Paradise... in Personal More Like This
Space City Con here I come!Its July 24th. My birthday is slipped past me, back on the 20th. If you have to ask... I am now 36. I am getting ready to go to Texas for Space City Con. If anyone is in Houston the first weekend of August, come see me at Space city Con http://spacecitycon.com/guests.html I'll be in the artist alley What do I do at a Con? I honestly have no clue... I'm still very new to this kinda thing, but I will learn soon enough. My last experience was a few years ago at Comicpalooza, and.. well... it was a mess... we didn't have any books to sell... I did sell some art... But over all I was mainly trying to drum up interest in Dark Nova... This year looks to be good, Space City is in its 2nd year as a con, and they did a great job last year, so interest should be high in this one. The guest they have coming in are a good spread, and I will have to find Jewel "Kaylee" and get a pic with her if possibleSpace City Con here I come! in Personal More Like This
So i will come armed with my desert storm paper, a bag of markers an
2013 is off to a galloping start...So another year has gone by, and we are well into the new year. I must say i am glad to be rid of 2012. So how is everyone? We had passed "Zombie Jeff day" without incident. Jan 5th passed the 1 year anniversary of my sort of death. I am getting checked out for glasses in a few days, and am awaiting a paper from the state telling me I am allowed to retake my drivers test. Also, this year,early this morning my computer decided to give me a giant "F U pal" and gave me the blue screen of death... it would not boot at all, and kept trying to flash back... and nothing, so its in the shop. A bad sector on the HD and a broken fan on the power supply... equals a dent in my nonexistent bank account. But it will live tomorrow, when the repairs are done, an while i am already getting it torn apart, it will get a new cool master case too help it stay cool. So its off to a wonderful start, at least the world didnt end, but dang if the twinkies went out of business, ever temporarily..well played May2013 is off to a galloping start... in Personal More Like This
You'll be OK"You’re walking down the street, and you’re worried about being late for meeting someone.You'll be OK in Personal More Like This
You’re anxious about what they might think of you. You pass some people and worry a bit about what they think of you, without realizing you’re doing it.
You’re worried about some things at work, and all the things you have to do in your personal life (taxes, errands, bills). You have this feeling you should be doing more, doing something else. All the time.
You worry about how you look, about how you’re perceived, about how you’ll do, about whether you’ll fail, about how much you have to do, about what you don’t have, about what you’re missing out on, about how you compare to others.
Don’t worry, you're not alone. We all worry about these things.Here’s the thing: in all of these cases, you’ll be OK. Life will turn out just fine.
We’re always worried about what might go wrong, about the bad thing
What stops you from practicing...Hey, me again!What stops you from practicing... in Personal More Like This
I did a poll on 'What stops you from practicing what you're no good at' and here are two sad graphs of what was commented away:
According to Word 'demotivation' is not a word but its so used? or at least in spanish...
Edit: Yup LOL its unmotivated
And a summarized one...
It saddens me to see that most of the causes are under our control and not outside circumstances. No doubt, there are some that are very hard to manage, like a full-time, kids, an injury or dear ones whose health need special attention. I understand.
Alas, our attitude toward instant gratification and whatever everyone thinks about our craft isn't worth our misery. I'm talking about the negative approach of why we stop practicing what we're so interested in and, often times, makes us feel whole and happy.
I did that poll on a wimp. I was plain curious, posted the questions and you guys commented away,
Note to self: give thanksI am constantly nagging myself for the lack of improvement, originality, voice, skill...but then I remember that a few years ago I wanted to create the things I do today.Note to self: give thanks in Personal More Like This
I'm grateful for my hands.
I'm grateful for my tools.
I'm grateful for the ability to share my works with you.
I'm fine with getting those little ambitious thunders in my head. They're sometimes the push I need to keep drawing; to do something better than last time. But I must remember to keep them balanced with my peppy little sun. Like a rainy sunny day. A balance to keep my rainbows showing up.