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Hey Friends & Frenemies!
Would you like to WIN 50 Points?
Draw your version of ME!
I would love to see character sheets,
you and me together, adventures and anything fun!
It can be serious, fun, silly, dirty, weird or crazy! I don't care! Hahaha
You MUST: Watch me,
Favorite this Journal,
Comment and Post a Link
to your Drawing.
Don't ask me if you can do other things,
like write a poem or other forms of art,
just draw me no matter your skill level.
I will pick a Wiener on Saturday, April 20th 9AM/11AM Eastern Time!
The wiener will not necessarily be the better artist,
so even if you draw stick figures, definitely enter the contest!
You can do whatever you want! No restrictions.
*NOTE: You have ALL the references in my gallery, so you do NOT need to ask
me for personal photos or anything (rude)! Just use my drawings
and current pics in my gallery as source materials.
If you don't know what I look like by now, seeing as how I draw myself
all the time,
Dog Tag 100 Points Winner!Dog Tag 100 Points Winner! in Personal More Like This
CONGRATULATIONS TO :ICONCALEBKANE: FOR WINNING THE 100 !!!!!
Did you Enter my 5000 Giveaway?
:icononiontantrumplz: ...hey Dog Tag owners! Don't throw a fit and toss your LaughingGurl™ Army Dog Tag away just yet!
You will ALL be automatically entered into my next contest for a chance to win more !!!
5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED):iconamber-duncan:5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED) in Personal More Like This
*IMPORTANT: I will be out of town for vacation on New Year's 2014 but the WINNER of this Giveaway will be announced by my best friend, Amber-Duncan and she will be responsible for giving away the to the WINNER!
It's that time again!!!
I have a ton of points accumulated from commissions, and I think it's time to do a big giveaway for LaughingGurl™, Inc. and gain more Watchers.
I will pick a RANDOM winner.
5000 GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)
✖ Watch me
✖ Add this Journal to your Favorites
✖ Create a Journal with a Link advertising this Giveaway
✖ Comment below with a Link to your Journal
Deadline is New Years Day. Jan 1, 2014. 12PM EST.
A Farewell to Mari...A Farewell to Mari... in Personal More Like This
100 Friday Giveaway
I will announce the Winner in 1 HOUR!!!! Good Luck, Guyz!!!!
Christmas Gifts for Mari
It's not too late to buy meh a Christmas Gift!
*How will you look back, and remember the LaughingGurl™? Will you think to yourself, "Damn, I should have bought her a Christmas gift, but now I will never see her again, and she will forever hate meh, for being a cheap, broke nickel." Will you think back,
on your death bed, and remember Marissa Lynn? Her craziness. Her bad temper. Her cyber-bullying and trolling ways? Or will you look
at your credit card receipt and think to yourself, "I did it right. I bought her a Christmas gift in 2013. I did it right."
Please, don't live a life of misery and regret. Buy meh something, because they can take away your freedom, but...they can't take away... YOUR FREEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How to Draw Sluts!:iconstansmithplz: Good Morning, USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!How to Draw Sluts! in Personal More Like This
So... I've been SUPER busy today, but I wanted to share what my line work looks like so far for the "Rolling Bones" Magazine Photo...
(World's #1 All Gynoid DethMetal Rock Band)
I still have a lot of details to draw, so this is gonna take me a while. I'm trying my best not to cover up the beautiful butts, and I'm planning on drawing Heavy Metal Electric Guitars on both sides, but it depends how it comes out...my drawings evolve as I draw the line art. Meow Meow
The Walking Zombies
I'm SUPER excited that Season 4 of the Walking Dead started... and I was watching Episodes 2 -4 last night, because I had them recorded but didn't haz time to watch them before...
...and while I'm texting meh friend Kate, I'm just messing with her, and I write, "OMG! the Zombies are everywhere!"... and she gets so pissed off at meh for calling them Zombies,
The Witch's House Hey Guyz! It's Mari!!!The Witch's House in Personal More Like This
I want to remind everyone to sign up for our SUPER AWESOME POSSUM GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!
A SPECIAL reminder to all of our LaughingGurlz™ to PLEASE advertise these Giveaways because this goes towards ALL of us in the end, because we help advertise each other and share and Watchers to keep our group growing strong!
That's the point of being a part of a Crew of Sisters! You help each other out!
Many of you have asked meh to be added to the Giveaway Watch list, and it's nice to get FREE stuff, but you have to try and contribute something back to the Company and your Sisters! We're not about being selfish. I advertise random people, my friends, all LaughingGurlz™ and ANYONE I can help. Are you doing the same? Are you in it for yourself, or are you doing something to help others to succeed?
The ONLY way to be successful in life is to help other people along the way. Together we are Strong!
I will be doing a oi
Happy Samhain!!!! Samhain Sásta!!!!Happy Samhain!!!! in Personal More Like This
:icononionhiplz: Hey guys!!!! Happy Halloween!!!!!
I hope you guys are as excited as I am... to dress up as the MOST offensive thing I can imagine! LOL JK!
What are you guys dressing up as? Let me know in the comments below! Even if you can't dress up, what would you LIKE to dress up as, if you could?
Personally, I'm not allowed to dress up for Halloween at our school, because we have a strict school uniform dress code (Private School), HOWEVER... (he he) ...we do little things to make ourselves into characters, albeit in a very subtle way!
This year... I'm gonna be...
Wernher von Braun
(My FAVORITE Nazi Scientist!!!)
I'm just gonna wear a NASA ID card on my shirt with a little NAZI insignia, and when people get shocked, and ask why I'm wearing it, I'll give them a free history lesson!!!!! Hahahaha #InsaneLogic
P.S. My mom is an aeronautical engineer, and I love Astrophysics and
RAFFLE CONTEST WINNERS!!!RAFFLE CONTEST WINNERS!!! in Personal More Like This
**I used RANDOM.ORG to generate 3 Random Winners! Here are the Results:
#13 = :iconmitcmack: First Place: 50 + Color Drawing of YOU (or your OC) with Kitty (Me)*
#7 = :iconbrutalbulbasaur: Second Place: 25 + Sketch of YOU (or your OC) with Kitty (Me)*
#2 = :iconjessienude: Third Place: 15 + Sexy Sketch of Kitty & Bunny
CONGRATULATIONS! I WILL BE CONTACTING EVERYONE AFTER I GET SOME SLEEP FIRST! LOL
Art Trades (OPEN SLOTS)
1. :iconHarlequin-Werewolf: Harlequin-Werewolf
2. :iconcheetany: Cheetany
3. :iconforgetsanity: forgetSanity
4. :iconlottiekole: LottieKole
Thank you for your Love & Support:
Video Game Sex Pistols:icononionhiplz: Hey guys!!! Happy Wednesday!Video Game Sex Pistols in Personal More Like This
Deviant Art had a little hiccup and was down just now... and... and...I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS OVER!!!!!! Hahaha
Don't forget to Join the LaughingGurl™ Army for a chance to Win 100 !
There are like 40 something spots left... and I'm trying to get all 100 filled! So....
<--- Anyone who writes a Journal telling your friends about my LaughingGurl™ Army and 100 Lottery will get a gold star next to their name!!!!!
A GOLD STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(*Fangurl Moment: She talked to meh!!!!! My panties exploded!!!!)
I made this comment because of this interview she posted on her Journal:
INB4 Obsessive Pathetic Fangurl Nerd: Yes. Yes, I am! Haha Meow Meow
P.S. :iconthe-darkwolf: <---I saw you on her
I Hate Carl GrimesI Hate Carl GrimesI Hate Carl Grimes in Personal More Like This
I hate his face.
I hate his face so much.
It is now Season 4 Episode 16...
...and Carl Grimes STILL runs towards Walkers.
He STILL puts EVERYONE in danger.
NO OTHER CHARACTER has caused bad stuff to happen...
...more than Carl Grimes.
EVERYONE ELSE... has learned Zombie survival skills...
...except Carl Grimes.
Who goes into the woods alone to taunt Walkers?
Who leads a horde of Walkers back to camp and gets people killed *cough*
Who walks backwards alone with two Walkers chasing him?
Who hears people screaming and runs blindly towards them during a Zombie apocalypse?
Who puts ALL common sense aside and risks the lives of EVERYONE just "to be a kid"?
Carl Mother-fucking Grimes.
You enjoy that little treat, Carl Grimes.
I look forward to the day you are torn to pieces.
I hate you, Carl Grimes.
I hate you so much.
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day 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
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Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
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animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
2015 DeviantArt Calendars2015 DeviantArt Calendars in Art Features More Like This
2015 DeviantArt Calendars
lemonade by loish
The year’s last gift—that you save for yourself!
This year my pick for the boldest, most beautiful and most imaginative wall calendar for the New Year has to be The-SixthLeafClover 2015 Zodiac Dragons Calendar.
Whether you’re a dragons
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
I Need FeminismWatch depthRADIUSI Need Feminism in Art Features More Like This
Written by CorporateRockWhore
I need feminism because
It’s acceptable to call me a slut.
I need feminism because
It’s okay for a guy to slap my butt.
I need feminism because
It’s my own fault if a man rapes me.
I need feminism because
I should look good for men to see.
I need feminism because
People think it means ‘anti-man’.
I need feminism because
I can’t do things that men can.
I need feminism because
Girls think it’s cool to shame each other.
I need feminism because
The world has higher hopes for my brother.
I need feminism because
My femininity makes me ‘weak’.
I need feminism becau
Tutorial Tuesday: NatureNature.... oh boy nature. How the hell do we draw nature? It's just so complex and so random. Its impossible to draw something that's so random, right? You just draw it randomly and hope for the best.... Tutorial over.Tutorial Tuesday: Nature in Personal More Like This
.... Just kidding! Thats not how we roll here. Believe it or not things in nature are not random, they are very ordered, patterned, and deliberate. Nature is not perfect, but it tries to be and we can use that to our advantage when drawing.
Before we start, it's vital that you spend some time looking at whatever natural thing you want to draw. Everything has its on unique traits. Proportions, patterns, size, these are all things that vary, and depending on the variation will make the difference between a house cat and leopard. And an oak tree from a birch tree. This tutorial is going to focus on helping you identify the patterns that occur in nature.
Lets start with a tree:
Manga Studio BasicsSo I've been asked what software I use to make my creator owned comic: Shadows of Oblivion. The short answer is Manga Studio EX. (the long answer is a lecture on how software doesn't make comics any more than a paintbrush makes a painting.... but I'll save you the speech.)Manga Studio Basics in Personal More Like This
Manga Studio is a great piece of drawing software that takes into account everything a comic artist would need. Rulers, pens, pencils, markers, and brushes of all shapes and sizes. Nearly everything you'd need in traditional media to create comics is here in its virtual for you. Even my personal favorite, Blue lines! But some of you who may use photoshop may get confused. Some of the tools are similar, but not the same, it's a different interface by a different company, so things will be different.
So I thought for today's tutorial tuesday I'd show you two of the tools I us
No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's blockFirst of all... What the crap is artist or writer's block? I mean, I understand what it is, but how do you get it? How do you run out of things to say, or draw?No Excuses: I have artist's/Writer's block in Personal More Like This
From now on, I'm going to refer to this as artist's block as most of the excuses I hear are about art. But they apply to writer's block as well. (i just don't want to keep writing "Artists or writer's block")
So let me get this straight you want to draw something, but you don't know what to draw, so you're going to just draw nothing.... That makes no sense. It's like saying "I'm really hungry, but i don't know what I want to eat, so I'm just not going to eat anything." That doesn't happen. What happens is you say "I'm really hungry, I don't know what I want to eat, so I'll eat anything I can find." And that's how you have to approach your drawing.
If you want to draw, but you don't know what you want to draw, then draw ANYTHING. It doesn't matter what, just anything you can find. I know exactly what your thinking right n
No Excuses, I can't eat another bite...Can't eat another bite? CAN'T EAT ANOTHER BITE!?!?No Excuses, I can't eat another bite... in Personal More Like This
That is just preposterous and ridiculous. This is the worse excuse ever. Is it because you're full? Saving room for dessert? Do you not like the food? It doesn't matter! It's Thanksgiving! Be grateful for the food you have to eat.
Your loved ones spent a long time preparing this food! You're Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Girlfriend, boyfriend and/or friend spent a ton of time making this feast. You sit down, be thankful and enjoy it, and don't give me these lame excuses!
And even if none of these people prepared it, if you did all the work, then Sit down and enjoy your labor! You deserve it!
Seriously. Today (at least in the states) It's a day to be thankful. And I truly am. Not everyone gets to follow their dreams with the support all of you give me. And I appreciate it more than I can accurately express.
24 hour comic overWell 24 hour comic day is over. And depending on your you define success, defines how Seth Talley and I did.24 hour comic over in Personal More Like This
-- Did We get a 24 hour comic made? No we only got through 15 pages.
--Did we work for the 24 hours straight? Despite out best efforts we could make it only 21 hours before we started falling asleep in our chairs.
-- Did we bust our ass to make the best comic we knew how to in 24 hours? Fuck yeah!
So I'm calling my first 24 hour comic day a success. And though I "failed" at making the comic and working on it in 24 hours straight, isn't the point. The point is I didn't make any excuses. I didn't say it was too hard. I didn't worry that it'd come out bad. I didn't worry that I wasn't good enough to pull it off, or let "artists/writers block" stop me. (though Seth handled the writing so I didn't have to worry about writers block). I just did it, and worked as hard as I could at it. And you kno
Free Feng Zhu Tutorials!!!!!!Hey gang!Free Feng Zhu Tutorials!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
So like the Joe Mad journal I had earlier. I was continuing my inspiration search, and came across Feng's site in which I hadn't seen in years. Feng is one of the top concept artists in the industry. He has worked on all the major movies, and now has even started his own school! The coolest thing about Feng is he really cares about up and coming artists, and proves it providing a ton of free tutorials! Covering everything from what your portfolio should look like to lighting, and painting tips! I suggest everyone stop off and take a look at what he has to offer! The dude is AMAZING!!
Joe Mad Inspiration!!!Hey guys!Joe Mad Inspiration!!! in Personal More Like This
So this morning I was looking threw of few of my fav artists work for some morning inspiration, when I came to a pretty awesome site all about Darksiders 2, and one video with Joe talking about his creative process while drawing Death! He kills the drawing as you would imagine, and does it with a freaking #2 pencil! I love but am too jealous of Mad's mad skillz!!
Check out the video!!
And the ever so awesome Joe Mad Fan site!!
Great !rticle About Why Art should be Paid for!!Hey gang!Great !rticle About Why Art should be Paid for!! in Personal More Like This
This is mainly for animation, but can be put into any part of the art field! Great article! Check it out!!
Great post about Drawing!!!Hey gang! My friend posted up a really nice read about drawing, and asked for some feedback about how others feel about drawing and why they do it. It's a pretty awesome , and kinda inspires! I ask if you can spare a sec to check it out, and leave your thoughts! Thanks a ton guys!! Hope y'all are well!Great post about Drawing!!! in Personal More Like This
OC Cosplay -ART CONTEST- win $100-ENDABOUT CONTEST :OC Cosplay -ART CONTEST- win $100-END in Personal More Like This
Cosplaying is fun, but what if your characters was on Akuurian con and was cosplaying my character?
Well here comes your chance, and to win some pocket money for the summer
This is what you need to do:
1. Pick one of your own OCs
2. Draw it cosplaying my OCs
MY OCS :
Isaa N'raiq/Mionya / Amara NoX /Ailsa
SOULIA OC COLORED by BrianFajardo
Whitchear by Queen-Soulia
. . Caela . . by DigiKat04Caela Lumen by SimonneX
Kaiy-lari Atlas by Claw333AyaneKay-Lari Is An Assassin by weremole
Bleeding of InkMy brush moves across canvasBleeding of Ink in Personal More Like This
In one single stroke
Creation of love and joy
Step aside and admire what is made
But nobody notice thy effort anyway
You grab upon canvas
Toss it to the side
And effort lost , a moment gone
Tears start to fill up the artists eyes
Suddenly one stops
"You did a really good job my dear"
Utter by words you hardly can say:
"Thank you stranger"
The stranger nods and smiles
Then walks away
A angel in disguise
A saint of my day
It all seem worth it again
Sorry for being inactive - my honor wallMy lack of motivation and some personal problems caused me to lose a lot of energy to be here.Sorry for being inactive - my honor wall in Personal More Like This
This website is sort of like addiction to me, more or less a placebo effect , where I convince myself that people do care and that this place is good. That me coming online matters. Then the doubter starts hounding me in my mind,
I wake up with a reality "hang-over" a whispering voice saying:
"Nobody cares, except people who have ordered commissions."
Sad part of being a erotic/ecchi artist is that people want you to " Draw tits and STFU." Horrific as this may sound ,this is the truth.
I could go on about details of my current state, but that is just boring reading so let us skip that.
I am grateful for you who does actually answer, feel great about yourself.
You are by far the best people in the world. I would add more but these people impacted me so much it makes me want to come online just because of them.
:iconLilith-the-5th: Thank you for helping me, you are really a kind person an
Devious Journal EntryI gotta admit, that I keep thinking about possibly creating a second deviantart account. Because sometimes I post stuff I feel it's not the kind of things that everyone likes, or don't want to see, or I feel a bit embarrassed to post. Then again if I do make another account, it's going to be more confusing and take more time for me to take care of yet another page, I dunno.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
Music I digI thought of doing a once in a week post of music that I randomly found and that I love to listen to.Music I dig in Personal More Like This
Today here's one from artist called Yamauchi, song's name is Drops of Creation.
Update xpSooo, even though this beautiful girl had to cancel, and I can't get my tattoo this weekend, I had a blast!Update xp in Personal More Like This
I met this cool guy named Nork (I think that's what he said), who seems awesome af. He's like 21. Everybody thought I was ten, but clearly I'm not if I'm a junior in high school. This awesome guy named Chris spun in the rain with me, which he's stronger than I thought. xD I hung out with my two guy friends Josh and Dillion, and finally met this guy Blaze. xp I was told I could dance, and that I'm a lot of fun. I gave some random girls ten bucks because theirs got stolen. I'm going to try to donate money for the Ultimate Basement each month, but the bills there cost like $1,200 each month, so I don't think I'd be able to make a difference. I MIGHT preform there if somebody helps me. I met this guy named Joe, who was pretty friendly, and shocked when he found out Im not a little kid. I'm so happy now xp
But Yeah! Anybody want to try helping me get my Youtube more well known a
It's sad to think.It's sad to think that I'd still be with Dylan if he'd told me everything when it happened.It's sad to think. in Personal More Like This
It's sad to think that if he had held me and told me in person while I flipped out crying, screaming, fighting, that I'd still be with him.
It's sad to think that if in that moment he'd promised it'd never happened again and I never heard anything else about it.. I'd still be right there beside him.
It's sad to think that I'm still hurt by the fact that I can't just call or text and be like "Hey babe, blah blah blah" or tell him these funny things or anything.
I made that kid my everything and gave it my all.
Now I hear all these lies that he tells about me.
After seven years of my life spent right beside him, he spits in my face with this shit.
But, boy you can find a replacement, but I hope you think of me.
I hope when you wear those clothes or look around your room or sleep in your bed at night, you remember what came from me.
I hope you see me
I'm Still HereI DO NOT CARE how many times people have spit in my face, done me wrong, drug me down, put me through Hell; if they need somebody I WILL BE THERE.I'm Still Here in Personal More Like This
I wont kick a dog while it's down. We ALL have that fucking point where we can't take anymore. Sure, some of the people I trusted with everything I had walked the fuck out and did me dirty, it hurts like a fucking bitch!
People fall out, people get scared, hurt, hit rock fucking bottom.
Who will you remember? The bitches that wont stick or the one who stayed loyal; no matter how many times you bashed them, walked out, acted like you were better than.
Nah, I'm not fucking perfect. But damn, I'm still gonna respect you. I said I'd be there no matter what, I said I'd always have your back. Now, just cause most of you aren't true, doesn't mean that I'm changing any time soon.
I'm not the type to walk out.
I may drive you fucking crazy, but damn I'm the most loyal bitch you'll meet. Whether it be in a fucking friendship or
Another drawing lesson and another resourceDan Norton :icondingo107: continues his series of Muro based drawing lessons.Another drawing lesson and another resource in Personal More Like This
This one is on drawing in perspective and drawing props/environments within a box. It's pretty slick.
Also :iconradsechrist: has a blog that is all about teaching the fundamentals of figure drawing and composition for telling a story.
that blog can be found here. http://radhowto.blogspot.com/
Drawing lessonsAnytime someone asks me for resources and lessons on drawing well I always tell them to learn the fundamentals and draw from real life. Few people take me at my word and go looking for that.Drawing lessons in Personal More Like This
Well Dan Norton, :icondingo107: , the guy who brought us the new Thundercats gave us DA users an AWESOME chance to look at how the fundamentals work using DA's Muro App (which I gotta say is brilliant).
So take a look at this and you'll get a great jumping off point on how to draw well and draw properly.
Username complaintsThis is a bit weird, but I'm going to defend why Colette is my favorite character because of various complaints about my username.. Feel free to disagree, everyone has their own opinion.Username complaints in Personal More Like This
A lot of people contact me just to tell me how much they hate Colette. "She pretends to be perfect" or "She's too perfect" even "She's so typical and useless."
I'm going to try to defend myself for the typical things people message me about out of the blue, trying not to spoil the game. Colette is a girl working desperately for salvation. She is doing everything not only to save the world, but also because she has sinned. So "She pretends to be perfect," absolutely not. She's trying to make up for her past.
As for "She's too perfect," Colette is a chronic liar, a thief and a killer. Enough said, right?
"She pretends to be so perfect?" Colette forgives people for their wrong, probably because she wants to be forgiven herself. If she pretended to be perfect, she'd stick her nose in the air and refu
Art is art, words effect everyoneIt bothers me when people say anime isn't art or that it's all the same, because it's not. It bothers me when people say that observational drawing isn't really art. Really, it bothers me when people say anything isn't art. Keep in mind that people work very hard to create pieces of art, whether it's anime, observational, photo manipulation or anything else. Please be mindful of what is said and remember that what is said effects everyone. Even if a person isn't directly addressed when someone bashes anime or any other form of art the person may do, it does effect that person. A lot of times he/she can over hear or see it online. A person can ignore it, but it will still hurt.Art is art, words effect everyone in Personal More Like This
Everyone slips and says something mean from time to time. Apologizing is really important. Let a person know that no one was meant to be hurt. It was an accident and nothing like that was meant to be said.
Comic-Con International to DragonConAt the last minute, I decided to go Comic-Con international. When I arrived at the airport, I went through the first security checkpoint and, with a boarding pass and driver's license in hand, approached the tram. The tram doors began to close. I don't like being told, by a machine, that I can't do something, so I shoved my arms in the doors and forced them open.Comic-Con International to DragonCon in Personal More Like This
Upon reaching the next checkpoint, I realized I was no longer holding my driver's license. A quick search turned up nothing. Security was nice enough to let me on the plane, after a thorough search.
:iconecho-x: suggested I call Tampa International to see if the found my license, and they had. They sent it FedEx for $7. Cool beans.
The first night I decided to explore my neighborhood and play some Ingress. I took down a bunch of portals and as I was working on the last one, two guys on skateboards showed up. One tried to intimidate me by whizzing by me at close range.
Back from DragonCon 2014I was on the 11th floor of the Marriott Marquis, first shoot of the day on Friday, at DragonCon, with one tripod, one umbrella, one flash, and one cosplayer. We were at the end of corridor, next to a window, and not blocking traffic or doors. A guy working for the con asked me to come over to talk with him. He was polite and told me that no "professional setups" were allowed. There had been complaints, previous years, about people charging for photos. I said I never charge for photos (never at DragonCon and rarely other times.) He said it still wasn't allowed.Back from DragonCon 2014 in Personal More Like This
I shot the rest of the con without using any tripods in convention space. I did use them off site. I did not attend the parade, or Aquarium. I finished with 1413 photos.
I did get to work with :iconhoodedwoman: for the first time at DragonCon. This meant a lot to me.
Anyhow, I don't think I will be attending DragonCon next year. Maybe not ever again.
My previous rules were that