Secret to Success: Draw with your balls outHappy new ears my brothers and sisters. I hope you had a good break, but now its time to get back to work! And Ry here has a pro tip for you, something I have kept to myself but I think you as an artist should know about and adapt this habit. Its actually not that complicated, you should just always Draw with your balls out.Secret to Success: Draw with your balls out in Personal More Like This
A wise man by the name of John Rambo once told us that we should 'Stay ballsy'. We should not let our fear overtake us, we should dive head in into obstacles and fight the demons without fear and without worries. Well I have taken that approach and incorporated it into my drawing, believe it or not I have never been confident about my artworks, even if it is something I spent 24 hours on I still have doubt whether its good enough to show or not, especially when it is for work and I know I am being judged on.. thats why it always takes so long for me to finish an art piece because I keep looking at it and try to fix stuff that probably no one would ever notic
Ry helps you with your homework (kinda not really)Hi Principal Ry here. I know its exam time for many of you and you guys must be stressed as duck! So I have decided to help you Ryceballs with your homework (kinda but not really). If you got a question you struggle with or ANY questions what so ever, ask in the comments below and I will use NOTHING but my brilliant mind to answer them for u. I am knowledgable in pretty much all things in the universe. Throw them my way.Ry helps you with your homework (kinda not really) in Personal More Like This
I will add the questions you asked in this journal along with the answer
How did the introduction of Jazz, Crazes and popular media influence the American populace during the early 1920s?
Brilliant question Silverpoint345, well well well firstly the American public heard the music and was like "HELL NAH THIS AINT MUSIC" cos in the 1920s everyone was kinda boring and didn't do much except for talkin about the weather, then after a while they became more open minded and were like "HELL YEAH THIS IS MY KINDA SH*T" and the
My High School Teachers SuckedThats what I get for not getting into selective school, now the more I think about it, the more I realise that my teachers back in High School really sucked at their jobs. From a mature point of view now I can understand why certain teachers did certain stuff etc, whether its trying to teach a class of bad student or simply taking a day off to do whatever. Lets start with my maths teacher shall we?My High School Teachers Sucked in Personal More Like This
Maths teacher: I was never good at maths, I'm an Asian fraud. All I remember learning is Sine, Cosine and Tangent. What were they? I have no idea, I just remembered they were somehow important. Yet I have never used it before afterwards, how weird right? So our class was pretty bad, it was a bad class in a bad school with a bad teacher, how bad? My Teacher used to teach a little bit then says he needs to get something from the office and then never come back. He did that so many times! I think he just went for a nap or something. He didn't wanna teach us, he knew we didn't wanna learn
So glad voting is over ..For all Ryceballs outside of Australia, be happy that voting is not mandatory for you. Ok if you didn't know this, in Australia if you don't vote you'll get fined. So even if you do not care about what happens in the government or your town mayor/leader/guy or whatever it is called (Like me), you STILL have to make your way to the nearest voting place to vote. Well I had to do exactly that today.So glad voting is over .. in Personal More Like This
Thats me in the middle confused as hell as to what I am doing there in the voting booth. I made a poll last week asking what the public think about this topic, whether voting should be mandatory or not, and 69% of you guys thinks that it SHOULDN'T be. (Wow 69). And I agree with ya'll 69%. I think it should be the people's right whether they want to get involved with our government mess or not, NOT FORCING US TO DO IT. Its especially annoying when you are out of town that weekend or you are just wayyy too busy to go. I myself travels a lot so its a hassle for me. Not only that but you ju
At Ozcomicon Melbourne this weekend!Yo Ryceballs. I will be at Ozcomicon Melbourne this weekend.At Ozcomicon Melbourne this weekend! in Personal More Like This
Here's the map
Come say hi if you like, Table 117! I will be selling artworks old and new.
And this is what you have been looking for right? THE PASSWORDDDD
Ok for the first 3 people who come to my table on sat and sun and say the password. u get a free print.
The password this time is....
Cos I suddenly have cravings for sesame.. and ryceballs.
Ry-Spirit cares. Would love to see you lovely melbourners again ^^
Oh i apologize, i didnt have time to upload the perth photos yet... i will do it when i come back TvT' been real busy with relatives coming over as well as little time to work.
Will be at Supanova Sydney Table FHiya Ryceballs.I will be having a table at Supanova Sydney this weekend, yay for home turf. Im at table F! F for Fish.Will be at Supanova Sydney Table F in Personal More Like This
Free prints will be given to those who comes up to me with the password. the password this time is
'Im a Ryceball'
Pretty straight forward. first 5 ppl who says this to me on both sat and sun gets a free print.
Thats all for now!
Take care. Ry-Spirit cares
A RetrospectiveHello Ryceballs! So I was looking through my god awful gallery the other day and had a nostalgic moment when I saw some of my old artworks, I am happy to say that I have improved over the 5 years stay here on Deviantart (Thank god...). So I just want to show you a few of my earlier artworks and talk a little about the story behind each one of them. I must admit that the early artworks you see on this list is not REALLY the first few artworks I uploaded on Deviantart, but I have since got rid of my even older ones because I really really dislike them, I don't want you guys to vomit blood ok. If you guys REALLY want to see the ones I have deleted.. I guess I can dig into the abyss of my old computer and find it. Anyways here goes!A Retrospective in Personal More Like This
OUT OF MY FUCKING WAY
July 27, 2008
Times has changed... I think now I probably wouldn't have included an F word in my artworks because I know there are many younger audience and I don't wanna pollute their minds with filth any furthe
Melbourne Supanova 2013 this weekendMelbourners! I HAS RETURN TO YOUR STATE. I will be at Supanova 2013 for Saturday and Sunday. You know the drill! More new prints to sell this time around, especially with the Animalvengers and the chibi RPG style Pokemon artworks if you are there Or simply come say hi thats fine too ^^Melbourne Supanova 2013 this weekend in Personal More Like This
Password for free print this time will be... hmmm.. lets have something to do with antarctica maybe? I am still in my Antarcticmood, it was such a life changing experience. ok! Come up to me and tell me the password and I will give you a free print (I will limit it to only 5 free prints per day, so get there quick if you want one) Password this time will be.
"Can I have a Penguin Burger please??"
That is all. See you folks there!
Death of a ConventionKinda sad day actually. But last saturday I attended a funeral, a funeral of a convention called Animania. I have talked about Animania before in my previous journals, the last few ones weren't very positive, I called it Emptimania and made jokes about the dying con, well no more jokes can be made anymore, because Animania is no more.Death of a Convention in Personal More Like This
Animania was my first ever convention I ever attended, my ex brought me there and opened my eyes to a whole new world I never knew existed. I cosplayed as L from Deathnote and got lots of people taking photos of me, that felt weird... (but i liked it //shot). Back then Animania was also the big deal, it had a great location, great guests, interesting panels, and most importantly it had LOTS of people going. Then (From what I heard), the organisers got greedy and started doing things for profit which led to the downfall of the convent
Back from RysolationDear Ryceballs. I have returned. It was a short hiatus, but it was a necessary one. I traveled miles and miles on foot into the Indian Desert by myself, in hope that I would be able to find my missing soul, cos thats what people do when they wanna find their soul right? They always go to India. I called it my 'rysolation period'. So I was out soul searching. On my journey, people has been encouraging to me, giving me kind words and needed motivational speeches, I thank you, you know who you are. I think I am more collected and positive now. Yeah I think I am back. Oh also on my soul search I have had time to work out some 'things'. So yeah look forward to more 'things' from me in the future. The desert was hot as hell by the way, don't really recommend it, what my soul was doing there is beyond me.Back from Rysolation in Personal More Like This
Ok thats it for now.
Keep Calm And Comic-ConKeep Calm And Comic-Con in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Keep Calm And Comic-Con
Wed Aug 8, 2012 by techgnotic
This year was especially important to me personally and was a milestone of sorts on
multiple levels and for deviantART as a whole. Many of the reasons why will become clear
over the next few months as announcements are made and new ideas are shared with everyone
in the community.
s the multi dimensional, pop fueled, color exploded dream like haze that was Comic-Con begins
to fully dim and fade from accurate remembrance, I can’t shake the feeling that this year was s
Collection: MushroomsCollection: Mushrooms in Art Features More Like This
No other plant looks, feels or tastes like a mushroom. They can bloom after a rainstorm and fill up a meadow in the woods that was empty the day before. They are a delight in the eye of the epicurean, but though tiny and fragile, strike terror in the hearts of non–woodsmen like me. Identified properly, they are a marvelous salad. Misidentified, they can mean sudden death. Such tiny, pretty forest dwellers, but with power over even a starving man. Such is a mushroom.
“I am… a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.”
– John Ford
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Pokemon is ForeverPokemon is Forever in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
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
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
Pursuit of a DreamPursuit of a Dream in Art Features More Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
You May Say I'm An Artist...You May Say I'm An Artist... in Art Features More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
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
The New Street Photographer's ManifestoFebruary 7, 2013/by techgnoticThe New Street Photographer's Manifesto in Art Features More Like This
Street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “decisive moment”— the captured instant when all the photograph’s elements come together to tell a story in a way a text narrative of thousands of words could never begin to. It is what hooks people, both practitioners and advocate-devotees, on the art form. It is uniquely completely immersive in life— step out into the streets— in which the moment of artistic epiphany can never be guessed at until it suddenly happens. When it is properly mastered, it is as pure as the dawn of each new day, as true as the living organism of a teeming street scene catching a breath as one.
It's no easy task to pull a book together for publication and "The New Street Pho
Pimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - March 12, 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
The Enduring Enigma of Collage
Site Update: Survey
Join us for a deviantMEET in Seattle WA
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Discussion
Site Update March 7
Selling on the Premium Con
Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 11, 2014Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 11, 2014 in Personal More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2014
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Tags are the new Keywords
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART sponsored contests.
denotes US only contest
Anthro Challenge 111
Pimps and Whoas - August 27, 2014Pimps and Whoas - August 27, 2014 in Personal More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: Bug Fixes, Inspiration Discussion
Site Update: Staff Retreat
Tags are the new Keywords
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Beauty as a Force of Energy
CR Newsletter January/February 2013 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter January/February 2013 in Deviant Events More Like This
Table of Contents
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
2. New Galleries and Gallery Additions or Change Requests
3. Why Wasn't I Chosen?
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Community Projects
6. Official Contests
7. Project Educate 2013
8. Art History Project
9. News from the Chats and Forums
10. News from the Galleries
11. Vacation Notice
1. New Submission Process and Thumbnail Examples
In my opinion, one of the greatest advantages to the New Submission Process, are the thumbnail examples and descriptions that appear when you're selecting a category. It's no secret that we have misplaced deviations throughout the galleries and it's probably the most complained about topic I deal with on a daily basis. My team and I have been working hard to improve the descriptions and thumbnail examples for all of the galleries, and I'm happy
Okami - Get your Paintbrushes Ready Set in an unspecified period of classical Japanese history, Okami combines several Japanese myths, legends and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, Amaterasu, who has taken the form of a white wolf.Okami - Get your Paintbrushes Ready in Deviant Events More Like This
With her Celestial Brush, Amaterasu paints on the screen,
solving puzzles and battling the evil Orochi.
Considered one of the most visually stunning games of all time, the game environment is set in a woodcut, water-color style, cel-shaded environment, which looks like an animated sumi-e illustration. This amazing game has finally arrived on the Nintendo Wii! To find out more informati
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestScribblenauts Unmasked Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
The Wind Rises Contest WinnersThe Wind Rises Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Wind Rises Tribute Contest, we asked you to celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki by creating a very special Tribute to the art of "The Wind Rises." Each of the three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured on the deviantART homepage in a billboard that linked directly to the winner's deviantART profile. In addition, each winner will receive a framed print of his or her work and $1,000 USD! Thank you to everyone who participated in paying tribute to Miyazaki's last film!
Diablo III Fan Art Contest WinnersDiablo III Fan Art Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Diablo III Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest, we asked you to join the crusade against death itself by portraying the Heroes of Sanctuary or Malthael preparing for their coming conflict. Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III, reviewed and considered each of the twenty-five semi-finalists and picked three winners who best prepared their Diablo characters.
Read Christian's comments on each winning artwork below, and check out the winning de
Lightning Returns: FF XIII ContestLightning Returns: FF XIII Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII allows players to customize its heroine, Lightning, in ways the series never has before. To celebrate, deviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind! Su
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse ChallengeFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The winning entry will be published as a full page advertisement for Fotolia in
HOW Magazine with credit to the artist.
Read Official Rules
Something's happened. Whether it was a catastrophic earthquake, a nasty alien invasion, or an accidental push of the Big Red Button, the world, as we know it, has come to an end. But what happens in the aftermath? Fotolia's
.give me hearts withstanding their beatings. in Personal More Like This
give me skins growing stronger
give me wolves seeking no other company
give me bluebirds who are in love with their cages
give me the plug of the ocean
give me gods face, the only thing you know
give me a sting, a cut, a bloodstream
give me a wound that will save me the effort of healing
give me a guilt i can wash off
give me the witches inside of your hands
give me tulips, red
give me the past laid out neatly in front of me
give me a name i recognize but do not know
give me the sun, finding himself
give me the language of birds
give me unclipped wings
give me the creases of water, the grid
give me pearl, mother
give me the taste of comets
give me the sound of ants under fingers
give me the home address of the divine
give me candles
give me my own kind of light
give me a destroying angel, the taste of heaven
give me the trembling of a mouse
give me a wreck, a rescue, a salvage
give me a darkness that is not self-important
give me bones, white
.i can't sleep and the sky makes me sick. in Personal More Like This
it can see you -
but what can i do? untie the limbs
and remove the gag
and let my poetry go,
feel the rivers start emptying
bursting their banks,
pay attention -
your heart was a foreign body, rejected
your hands, your hands had no shame,
greased with blood and losing their grip
on the world, but what could you do?
there was no sense in the way that they
hurt you, the way they poured salt
on the wounds
(the way they smothered one pain with another)
.there are snakes. in Personal More Like This
in coils from me
and green, their mouths
dark fanged caverns
black eyes glittering
they see -
that mother tongue
that they know
i cannot speak
(if you can touch it, you can kill it, you can dream)
.in the beginning. in Personal More Like This
in the bone
of holy fire, the night
ate away at it all,
that acid tide -
it ate away at
the bud in the mud
and the blood,
it burned their bodies
but left their ghosts
so they could be
and then a wild
man, a monster
pressed his thumb into
the air, he drew
a cross upon his face
i am drowning
i am drowning in light
i am drowning
in the white
and the gold
as he sits
at the end of my bed
and he shouts -
i don't know
and i scream, god, please just
let me sleep!
let me sleep
in the cold barren ground
of the earth,
let it pull me right in
through its mangle -
and i feel a sting
in the crook of my arm
when they come
(and then even the wolves, even the wolves start to whimper)
.everyone is here, now. in Personal More Like This
everyone here is slamming doors,
you examine my eyes in the morning, fresh
bruises the colour
of rose and lemon, look!
it's hail, mary
(how i'd love to be full of grace)
.the stars rock themselves. in Personal More Like This
there is nothing left;
they have peeled the moon
like a ripe fruit, coils
of pearly skin draping the hills,
only god knows
what they did to her core,
where they buried her seeds
in the earth
(i put my ear to the ground now and listen, for her children in their wombs of dirt)
.the last thing i write for you. in Personal More Like This
will have no form no meaning
and seem erratic -
two magpies is double the sorrow.
the stars have been barred from their temple again
and i have stopped listening. suffer.
there was no love in you
where love should have been.
a dark soul
a bitter soul
a sick soul
walk into a bar.
somewhere here there's a joke
and i think that it's me.
(you will forget in a little while)
.and you;. in Personal More Like This
i understand if you have to
with the sun painted gold on your
tiger back bone, i won't move
everything else is in it's place,
if you open your eyes up wide,
put your ear to
the lungs that breathe inside
but not in mine, no not in my holy waters,
my still still waters, but still
the sea will surge over
the sand, and i will take whatever
you can give me and sleep, i will say
i want the hand of god between
my ribs, i want a mechanical life,
i want no part in the winding evil
curling itself inside me, please
i want no part in settling down, i want
to see stars the colour of champagne, open
wrists like blind slats so i can see
the light, keep fresh inside
with cling film stretched across,
go on then do it, listen, i will let you,
i will take your lover's song, the blame
be storyteller to them all, sit in
their kitchens, pet their dogs
conceal the fact and smile
as life drags me down the aisle
to that bastard standing there
dressed all in black, the king of all
.i don't say a word. in Personal More Like This
about where i buried the bones,
about where i spoke to the ghosts
of the flowers and plants
about the splitting of wood in the trees -
about where the living and the dead
met in secret, where the stars opened
their arms like flowers for me
and i bloomed
.i think you know. in Personal More Like This
of hair wound tight round a hand like rope
of thoughts that sail in and let down anchor
in the night, sleep drifting away on the black tide,
i think you know of god up in the crow's nest, keeping watch
his eyes have rolled at us so much they rattle, loose now
in their pits like marbles, they say he knows
i have examined the slides of my childhood, uprooted my body,
yanked myself out of my years with my own gloved hand
like a weed and stared in disgust, it's only natural
that you should still want to sleep with one arm over
your head, she said, don't you think?
i think the sun lit up
the world's scars
and felt bad, hung its head
through the horizon
and cried in shame
now i don't think it's ever
going to stop raining
(i am holding up my mind, i am shoving it in your face)
Day of SilenceToday the national Day of Silence was observed.Day of Silence in Personal More Like This
For those of you who don't know, the Day of Silence was organized by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in order to protest the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students.
To make sure I didn't get in trouble for not speaking to teachers, I had to carry a note around saying, "in order to support LGBT students for the Day of Silence, I will not be using my voice today."
I also wrote "NO H8" on my face and drew a transgender insignia on my hand. I thought it was a great opportunity to raise LGBT awareness. C:
Did any of you guys participate in the Day of Silence?
Confession TimeI guess I feel more comfortable admitting this to you guys after reading a journal by :iconRaven-Shinigami:... Ironically, the journal I'm referring to is already a few days old...Confession Time in Personal More Like This
Anyway, people have constantly mistaken me for a girl in real-life. I think the earliest memory I have of being mistaken for a girl was at a production of the ballet, "The Nutcracker". There was a singing part for it which I decently enjoyed (it allowed me to see my friends more often since we don't go to the same school), and I had a lot of fun with it. Before I left a rehearsal one night, a guy walked up to my uncle, who was picking me up, and said "excuse me, is she with you?"
Another time, I was showing my friend a picture on my phone in school, when some random teacher I don't have randomly walked up to us and said "you girls had better get to class soon!"
On the subject of school, my peers often ask me "why do you draw girls so much?" It's perfectly natural to ask me this if you've known me for a
A Tumblr nobody asked forI've had a Tumblr for a while, I guess. Here you go: http://korin-kun.tumblr.com/A Tumblr nobody asked for in Personal More Like This
I'm at 5 followers, and most of them aren't anonymous. Woot.
Should be studying for my midterms, but nope, sharing my sh!tty Tumblr with you guys. :iconfluttercryplz:
Confession Time Mk. IIIOkay, so... Today, I was on my way home, singing Let It Go at the top of my lungs (DON'T JUDGE ME).Confession Time Mk. III in Personal More Like This
When I was done, some kids on my bus (they looked like they were in fifth grade) turned around and asked me, 'are you a boy or a girl?'
What. The. Serious. Fuck.
I actually wasn't sure of they were being serious or just asking me to piss me off, so I left it at a simple, 'I don't feel comfortable answering that question, and you shouldn't be asking people questions like that in the first place.'
Seriously though, I don't think I'm that ambiguous. As I've already explained, I absolutely love when people confuse me for a girl.
I was wearing a hairband Kreator lent to me and I had applied blush and mascara, sooo...
I guess they were a little dumbfounded when they heard me singing, considering the fact that I have to lower every fucking song I sing by an octave or two. But that's another story.
Maybe they thought I w
Fly! Gundam! English cover「翔べ！ ガンダム」Fly! Gundam! English cover in Personal More Like This
This is an English cover for 'Fly! Gundam': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qq-N4R-SB4
Fire up your soul
Fire up your soul
Fire up your soul, Gundam!
Run! Over there!
I can see you're still burning with rage
If you've got the fighting spirit
The powerful opponent
Will attack, will attack, will attack
The rage of your justice
Shall meet the Gundam
Mobile Suit warrior Gundam! Gundam!
Revive your soul
Revive your soul
Revive your soul, Gundam!
Now, catch! Over there!
Flying towards the Milky Way
Now, fly, Gundam
Mobile Suit warrior, Gundam! Gundam!
(Please note that this is more-or-less a localization of the shortened version)
Thoughts on two recent/popular animeBefore I begin, I just wanna say I haven't seen enough Hetalia yet to make a conclusive analysis on it. Sorry. :iconsweatdropplz:Thoughts on two recent/popular anime in Personal More Like This
But if I were to review it... I'd give it a Prussia/10. :iconyayprussiaplz:
Attack on Titan (skip if you know what this show is about): Set in a steampunk-esque era, humans are driven to near extinction by the man-eating Titans, despite no known need for sustenance or sleep. The last remaining humans retreat behind the three 50m tall walls, Maria, Rose and Sina, living in uneasy peace. The Titans are unable to scale these walls, until a 60m tall Titan dubbed the Colossal Titan makes a gaping hole inside one of the walls. All hell breaks loose as the Titans invade, and the main character (Eren) is forced to bear witness to his mother being devoured. This motivates him, his adoptive sister, Mikasa, and his childhood friend, Armin to train to join the military and aid humanity in the fight between the Titans.
Every episode is fairly pac
I would like to be an atheist, pleaseOkay, so I came out to my mom about being transgender a few days ago.I would like to be an atheist, please in Personal More Like This
According to her religion, it is a "sin" to want to be the opposite gender, and people who think otherwise are "screwed up."
I tried talking about it with her a second time, convinced I just needed to be patient with her, but no, that's actually what she thinks.
The second time I confronted her about it, she told me to "be strong," and made a bunch of empty threats after telling me to take my hairband off.
So now I'm considering becoming an atheist.
The only reason I ever go to church now is because I've been dragged there my entire life. What's the point of going if all I'm going to do is sit down for an hour and listen to some guy preach about "God's way?" What the fuck is "God's way," anyways??
Not to mention, I've always been a scientific person. I live based on scientific theories and facts that have been proven. Not some bullshit book telling me everything was made in 7 days.
NEKOLOVER state of affairs!I just wanna say a few things!NEKOLOVER state of affairs! in Personal More Like This
First of all, I definitely plan on doing more anime reviews (possibly a lot more in-depth ones). Maybe I'll make a poll on that or something...? In the meantime, I'm probably gonna start small, something like Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! or Mikakunin de Shinkoukei.
I've also gotten around to doing a lot more pony fanart. My unicorn OC was recently re-drawn and will be uploaded onto my new account. Additionally, I might make a mini-comic series (in a similar fashion to the official MLP mini-comic series) in which my OC discovers a dusty old grimoire written by Starswirl The Bearded himself! Hilarity ensues. :9
I have also recently become a part of the Homestuck fandom, so expect to see more fanart of that as well! (So far my favorite Trolls are Karkat, Nepeta, Gamzee and Terezi, for those of you who are interested~~)
I will also... sorta maybe I dunno possibly not really sure... write a fanfic of sorts. >__>;
As for m
The Greatest Copypasta EverHave you ever paused to consider our reason for making Bronies of men? We bronies are crafted for a single purpose, and granted finite power to that end. With men it is not so. Men dream, aspire, and through indomitable force of will achieve the impossible. Your power is beyond measure. We take Haters that we might wield such strength. Through you we obtained freedom from our bondage. And now, your reason alone remains. Defy it, and all will be for naught. YouTube's sacrifice, and that of the Flame War as well. Yet, if we but summon the Hater, we will be granted the chance to begin again. All our sins, absolved, and the world- born anew! Submit, Hater! Lead us into the everlasting light!The Greatest Copypasta Ever in Personal More Like This
Alas, YouTube is but a factory, built by the Hater. A factory for the mass production of human thralls. What can mere Bronies do? Without your help, death is all of which we're capable. You saw the fools. A mindless mob drunk on fear of a few Haters. Oh, but child, perish the thought. I am Brony.
Comment And I'll...*STOLEN FROM :iconthekreator4: MWAHAHAHA*Comment And I'll... in Personal More Like This
1. Say what animal/creature you remind me of.
2. Say what color I think fits you.
3. Say how I feel about you.
4. Insult you.
5. Say my favorite OC of yours.
6. Say what season you remind me of.
7. Tell you what food you smell like in my head.
8. Say a song you remind me of.
9. Think of a random nickname for you.
10. Say what element you remind me of.
11. REPOST THIS JOURNAL~ ZHE AWESOME PRUSSIA COMMANDED ME, AND HE COMMANDS YOU, TOO!! :iconprussiaheplz:
No Hetalia pls; this was stolen from Kreator. :iconexcaliburfaceplz:
Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.shHello everyone!Beta Launch: Film, deviantART muro in Sta.sh in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today we're bringing you some major changes for Film & Animation deviations, and also some new tools for deviantART muro and Sta.sh Writer!
Film submission through Sta.sh
The first major change for Film is that Sta.sh is now properly equipped to support film submissions! While it was sort of possible in the past, Sta.sh can now store and submit film files the same way other filetypes can be stored and submitted.
Keep in mind that you have to have film submission privileges in order to submit films to deviantART. For more information on this, please read this FAQ: :faq842:
Film Deviation Page Changes
The second change is regarding the layout of film deviations. The old film layout was designed with an older version of deviantART in mind, and this change places Film submissions back up to speed with the rest of the site. The Film deviation page has been updated to
Autocomplete for MentionsWe've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends!Autocomplete for Mentions in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
When using @ to Mention a deviant or Group, a list will now appear in a menu while you type that includes deviants and Groups you +Watch, as well as deviants who have already commented in the conversation. This addition makes conversation more dynamic than ever, as communication becomes even easier.
Note that this feature is only available on places where the "Add Media" button is available (comments, deviation descriptions, Journals, etc.).
Try it out!
This addition has been launched to Beta Testers, so feel free to try it out by using @ to Mention deviants you +Watch! We'd appreciate any and all feedback you have. Feedback can be left in the comments on this document, and if you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file them in the de
Prints Integration on Deviation PagesUPDATE, October 1: This feature has now been rolled out to an additional set of deviants outside of the Beta Testing program. If you'd like to be the first to try out new features like this one, upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your Account Settings.Prints Integration on Deviation Pages in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today we're bringing you an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple and straightforward.
We've moved the Prints functionality from its own separate page and placed it within the deviation page, to help artists sell more of their work, and to reduce friction for buyers looking to purchase art they love.
Site Update: Update to deviantART MobileIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Update to deviantART Mobile in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Update to deviantART Mobile
In October, we launched the new mobile site to everyone, and while we stand by its design and functionality, we received valid statements regarding older devices not being compatible with the new layout. With this in mind, we've brought back the old mobile site for older devices, with the option to switch to one or the other depending on your preference.
For said devices, a banner will appear on the main deviantART page that says, "Touch here to switch to deviantART's legacy mobile site," which will reload the page with the old mobil
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Site Update: Happy Holidays!What's NewSite Update: Happy Holidays! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Help Desk Holiday Closure
The Help Desk will officially be closed from Tuesday, December 24th to Wednesday, January 1st for the holidays. However, some deviantART staff members will be handling tickets for limited hours during this time, with higher priority tickets being addressed first.
Rest assured that tickets will be answered as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience, and we wish you a happy and festive holiday season!
Read more »
Please note: due to the holiday closure, there will not be a Site Update posted next week. We will be back on the first Thursday of 2014!
Winter landscape 23. Watercolour. by alartstudio
Thank you for the feedback on
Site Update: Description WriterWhat's NewSite Update: Description Writer in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer
As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation descriptions, Sta.sh item descriptions, and Sta.sh stack descriptions!
This makes it easier than ever to add formatting to your artist's description, and it also makes it easier than ever for Premium Members to include images in descriptions!
New "Create A Profile" Flow
We've updated and simplified the "Create Your Profile" modal to make it easier to sign up and get your Profile Page started!
The "Edit In Sta.sh Writer" button would not work when single-clicked. Fixed by ZombieCoder
On the "Manage Friends" page, Groups containing some non-alphanumeric characters in their titles caused errors. Fixed by kemayo
Site Update: DMCA Reporting, Multiple UploadsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: DMCA Reporting, Multiple Uploads in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Improved DMCA Reporting System
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
We have now enabled artists and copyright holders to file DMCA takedown requests through an easy to use form. The DMCA is a formal notice and takedown system for copyright owners. It is not an arbitrary set of rules created by deviantART; it is a legal process which is respected the world o
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTCreate and Sell Motion Books on deviantART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
Site Update: Runaway LlamasSite Update: Runaway Llamas in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
The Runaway Llama Badge
Late last week, two llamas captured the eyes of the world for a few hours, as they were on the run in Sun Valley, Arizona. To celebrate their fleeting freedom, and for the devious fun of it all, an additional level has been added to the already existing llama badge.
Hoax Involving Deleting Accounts
Recently there has been a surge in Journals being posted or shared that say that DeviantArt will be deleting
(UPDATED) See you in San Francisco and AOD!Okay, crazy stuff! Apparently there was a huge misunderstanding and I was just informed by my publisher that I DO have a table at Anime On Display http://www.aodsf.org/events/exhibits/ I will be in the Dealer's Room at table X. However, I ALSO have a table inside the 1st floor of the Japan Town Mall near the Kinokuniya bookstore. I already promised people who don't have a badge for AOD that they can hang out at the table near the bookstore but I also have to be inside the AOD dealer's room as well...(UPDATED) See you in San Francisco and AOD! in Personal More Like This
Since I can't be at 2 places at once, I will take turns visiting both tables:
On Saturday the 16th, I will be at the table near the Kinokuniya from 10AM to 2PM, then I will be at AOD's dealer's room from 2-6:30 PM.
On Sunday the 17th, I will be at AOD from 10 AM to 2PM, then at Kinokuniya from 2PM to 6PM.
All the posters and books will be sold at both tables so it doesn't matter where you visit. But if you want to get stuff signed or just hang out, please go follow
J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :DIt's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_QJ-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :D in Personal More Like This
But anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!
Come by and hang out! http://www.j-pop.com/2014/
I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year I look forward to seeing everyone again!
In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!
Thanks for the support!
OFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!I finally did it! It took months of sleepless nights and endless coding but I finally finished it! The official Fisheye Placebo website with lots of never before seen concept art and extras is now up atOFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP! in Personal More Like This
In other news, I'm honored to be part of deviantART's How-to Panel: Creator + Audience this Saturday 7/20 at 12:15 in Room 2 at the San Diego Comic Con! http://comic-con.deviantart.com/ If you're already going, be sure to drop by our panel!
Booyah California!Damn straight!Booyah California! in Personal More Like This
Attack on Titan Charity Art Book!Hey guys! My wonderful friends at Operation-Requiem organized this amazing charity art book! Please support their cause and pre-order your very own Attack on TItan Art Book~Attack on Titan Charity Art Book! in Personal More Like This
The book includes
- 75+ artists
- 80+ pages
- Hardcover book
- Limited edition extras!
All proceeds go to charity: water. If you have any questions regarding the artbook, please let them know by sending them a note!
The limited editions also come with postcards, stickers, buttons and keychains.
Pre-orders end on March 31st! Get them HERE before they're all gone!
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
Fisheye Placebo Cosplay DerpsI had the honor of derping with these hilarious Fisheye Placebo cosplayers at Sakura-con!Fisheye Placebo Cosplay Derps in Personal More Like This
Good times. Good times.
See you guys again at Fanime! ♥
Frey, Alex, and Vance cosplayed by Shotalicious, Sugarlat, Liarino. I'm cameoing as rabbit ear fingers.
And then I drew them XD
Jen and Cocoa by Haruu-chan and LeekFish
ART MAJORS FTW
Robin and Toby copsplayed by usagi2ranpha and Little-islander
Alex has a plastic gun. Toby is going ARAFDHAJGJ. Robin is confused. Noting makes sense and all is right with the world.
The level of maturity is overwhelming.
They wanted to cosplay outerwear and underwear so they even made Vance and Frey's panties. Not only that, they also made extra ones for me to wear XD
Last but not least, amazing cosplay and photography by KashinoRei and Andy-K. They are in Germany so I wasn't able to meet them at Sakura-con, but hopefully I'll be able to visit a European con in the future
KONY 2012: Stop the slaughterBecause no child should live in fear of being kidnapped and forced to kill their own parents.KONY 2012: Stop the slaughter in Personal More Like This
I assure you this video is worth every minute of your time.
"KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Pledge your support at http://www.kony2012.com/ and continue to share this story.
GOAL: 500,000 shares"
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Going to China!It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.Going to China! in Personal More Like This
My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.
But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.
I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars
Valentines day - win 300 points! [CLOSED]Valentines day...Valentines day - win 300 points! [CLOSED] in Deviant Events More Like This
Even though you might not receive that special card or love letter, it's still nice to know people care about you. And it's still nice to let other people know you care about them. And what's better than to use DeviantArt's mention function to let them know you care about them or admire them? Let's spread the happiness!
Tag the people that you admire
I will give away 300 points to people that comment here, to 3 people. 100 points per person.
You'll build lottery points for every person that you tag. The more, the better!
Here are my tags:
The many people that are either my real life friends, or the people that I came to know over the internet (Deviantart & forums) over the years.
Either way, thanks for your continuous support!
A thing or two about styleYears ago, when I was still a lot younger and I still drew like this, I used to admire people that had a certain drawing style that distinguished them from other artists.A thing or two about style in Deviant Events More Like This
No matter how strange or extreme it looked, at least they had something unique. Something that made people instantly know it was their work. I didn't have that at the time. Throughout my youth, I've been influenced by Dragonball Z, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, mecha anime, anime movie posters,
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
The common misconceptionWhen giving workshops last weekend, I was confronted with something at least remarkable.The common misconception in Deviant Events More Like This
I had a random chat with a girl that apparently knew me from DeviantArt. We a friendly conversation about art such. It wasn't that strange, until she concluded her message with.
"It's nice talking to you. I always wanted to know what you were like. You know... since you draw so well"
And I was like... "Huh? What?"
Some people see me as a talented writer or artist, others (including myself) raise the bar even higher.
But regardless of what you see as skilled or not, I don't think there's such a thing as 'them' and 'us' in the art world. It's too small of a world. We're too alike. And I think most of us aren't exactly prone to living a celebrity lifestyle anyway. Bitches & bling don't match well with the usually quiet lifestyle an artist prefers.
When I started doing painting, I looked up to many of the lo
Don't forget to look backMany people say that looking back is a bad thing to do, because it makes you dwell on the past and is getting you nowhere.Don't forget to look back in Deviant Events More Like This
I beg to differ! Because I think it doesn't hurt to look back on what you already achieved, every once in a while.
In contrary; it can be a great motivation.
I came to DeviantArt, almost 7 years ago, with close to no expectations.
To provide you a bit of a background; As a kid, I used to show my drawings to all the people around me (to the level of sheer annoyance). And in the early years of the internet, I posted my writings and drawings on several Dutch forums, where I got quite the feedback on it. But as social media gradually took over the internet, and the small forums I used to reside on died a slow death, I realized the stage of getting feedback there would soon be over for me.
DeviantArt was in that sense the next place to move to. A community that wasn't killed by the influence of social media. But it was a hard place to move to.
As a non-nativ
PureThe thing about getting known is that people say funny things to you. Most of it is bullshit. Some of it is true, and some of it is downward inconsiderate. Some of it does make me think, though.Pure in Deviant Events More Like This
One of those things said to me, a while ago, was that I wasn't so much of an artist.
That, despite the fact that I was decently known on the internet nowadays, I didn't make actual great art.
(The actual comment phrased it somewhere along the lines of "famous as hell, but still draws like a college art student")
And you know what I thought? This guy actually did have a solid point. The way he worded it down was just... not so clever.
Throughout my life I've seen people with great skills in everything. I've learned soon enough that people typically see themselves as either a left-brain or a right-brain thinker, meaning so much that their either go with logic or intuition, and are often either good with numbers or social skills/art (that come with that). While many of these tests whe
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.Do's and don'ts for flawless interaction in Deviant Events More Like This
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
Why I still draw mangaYou know what's the funny thing about getting older and (apparently) more serious with art? People ask you why you don't 'move on' with it.Why I still draw manga in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the last few years, as my interest in art in general grew and I attended more traditional art workshops, the question that was most asked to me was:
"Why don't you move on from that manga style of yours?"
Implying that manga was a childish thing to draw, and that when I wanted to go anywhere more serious with my art, I would better move on to a more mature and realistic style.
Now, as some as you know I have close to no intention to go professional. It would take the fun out of drawing, in my opinion. But it honestly bothers me people see manga in such a negative light nowadays, especially considering we live in an era in which manga artists like yuumei, sakimichan or GENZOMAN (and many others) have build solid careers on their manga drawing skills,
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.Will you be my friend? in Deviant Events More Like This
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be
Why advertising ain't evilOne of the things I mentioned in my journal about social interaction was that you should only watch a person on DeviantArt when you were genuinely interested. While that states the obvious, the statement sort of backlashed on me, and many people called me a hypocrite for saying the above thing, because I've been advertising my profile at dAhub and apparently that's one of those things you shouldn't do.Why advertising ain't evil in Deviant Events More Like This
However, I wouldn't be me if I didn't think of this as bullshit.
I've been calling this whole "marketing is evil" statement on DA utter nonsense before, and I will do it again. Because it actually is. It makes completely no sense to be on a website with so many artists that want to sell their art/commissions/adoptables for a reasonable price. Yet when anyone doe
Meep! You've been Meeped! Now you must do this meme!Meep! in Personal More Like This
Meeped by: :iconwolfkid27:
1. List 5 things about yourself related to appearance!
- Dark brown hair that comes down to my chin now that I've got it cut :3
- Brown eyes
- IWW shirt
2. List 5 things about yourself related to personality!
- Highly Introverted
3. List 5 thing about your pets, or your dream pets!
- Sami is very energetic. xD
- She will eat anything.
- She also likes to snuggle. :3
- Holly is the opposite, minus the snuggly part. xD
- She sleeps a lot and is picky about what she eats.
4. List 5 things you'd rather be doing right now!
- Keep on planning "Mixed Messages"
- Maybe doing some art, but I'm kind of "arted out" right now. xD
- Skyping with Dako but Skype won't work
- Being able to hold a conversation with someone instead of having to fr
Blue hairSoo... tomorrow I'm getting my hair cut and maybe getting blue highlights sometime later ;u;Blue hair in Personal More Like This
My mom said it was okay. I'm just really worried about what my grandparents will think. :I
Wedding MemeYour Wedding Meme:Wedding Meme in Personal More Like This
Pick 13 people
The Best Man
The Ring Bearer
The Flower girl
The Wedding Planner
AlphaWolfBlue1 Please do your job correctly.
The Bride's Maid
MysteryCJGamer Please tell me you're a good cook.
The Father-In Law
The Overly-Joyed Crying Mother-in-Law
BaIto *laughs more*
The Jealous One
The Wedding Crasher
WolFkId27 I KNEW IT.
Aruraa I'm pretty sure you get the best job here.
Feature!This is a quick feature journal for people who have drawn me stuff!Feature! in Personal More Like This
(Commissions, gifts, requests, etc.)
I'm sorry I couldn't get everyone's art in here, but here's the collection if you want to see it all: http://luminols.deviantart.com/favourites/60774626/Art-for-me?rnrd=112084&rnrd=137850
gonna start making the titles cheesy song lyrics by WlTCH-D0CT0R
Commission for Detective-Shep by G0DDEZ
Heaven Beside You by Dirt-27
These guys are all wonderful! They're definitely worth checking out!
I don't like FNAF.You read that correctly.I don't like FNAF. in Personal More Like This
Go on. Fight me about it.
I've seen so many rabid fans everywhere. It's both amusing and irritating.
Not that the fnaf fandom is any worse than.. say, the Warriors fandom, but at least Warriors had a captivating storyline. I have no reason to keep up with fnaf, so I don't know if there's any more than two games, but all of this sparked from the first game which I have played. I was scared while playing it, but I also found it to be repetitive and boring, and the pop-ups grew to be very annoying.
So there's that. I hope you have enjoyed occasional rants with Ros.
Story PlansI've finally decided to start planning and writing Collin's story. I have the whole thing laid out in my head, but writing it is the hard part, as there are so many twists and internal conflicts within it.Story Plans in Personal More Like This
I was going to make it into a comic, but I can't put out art that quickly, and I lack motivation to do hardly anything right now. My motivation always comes in intense spurts, and it's really weird. xD
Anyway, I think the story is going to be called "Mixed Messages", but nothing is for certain. I'm gonna give a HUGE THANK YOU to the people who suggested names on one of my older journals, because it really helped! I can't remember who came up with this name first, though.
I hope to get started soon! I haven't written any stories in a while, so I need to practice some. I might submit a few short things.
BEST MEME EVERTAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY AS YOUBEST MEME EVER in Personal More Like This
If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends (or more) and let them know you tagged them!
Andrew Ryan from BioShock David Rossi from <em>
100 TruthsStill waiting for the study friend to come online xD100 Truths in Personal More Like This
So, why not another?
001. Real name? Spencer
002. Nickname(s) Spence
003. Zodiac sign? Virgo
004. Male or female? Detective
005. Elementary? Popcorn day was the best.
006. Middle School? NO NO NO
007. High School? HELP I'M SINKING IN HOMEWORK
008. Hair color? Brown
009. Long or short? Shortish
010. Loud or Quiet? Quiet
011. Sweats or Jeans? Jeans
012. Phone or Camera? Both
013. Health freak? Eh
014. Drink or Smoke? Nope
015. Do you have a crush on someone? Kinda...
016. Eat or Drink? Depends?
017. Piercings? None
018. Tattoos? None
HAVE YOU EVER?
019. Been in an airplane? Yeah
020. Been in a car accident? No, and I hope I never am.
021. Been in a fist fight? Nah
022. First piercing? Ears
023. First best friend? Someone in kindergarten
025. First award? I think it was reading???
026. First crush? Dakota
028. First big vacation? West Virginia
029. Last person you talked to? Mom
030. Last person you texted? Joy
Music TagTagged by: Actually, I stole this. xDMusic Tag in Personal More Like This
"You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to.
Hit shuffle on your iPod/ Phone/ iTunes/ media player and write down the first five songs that play, then pass this on to 5 people."
1. Up In Arms - Foo Fighters
2. We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
3. Omaha - Counting Crows
4. Time - Pink Floyd
5. Why Should I Worry - Billy Joel
(This was in a playlist I was listening to. C: )
MBTI Test ResultsI'm very curious, what are your MBTI types?MBTI Test Results in Personal More Like This
I'm INTJ, although at first I was very skeptical of the test, thinking that it was total bogus. x'D Now I realize that this was just the typical INTJ for you. However, I also know that there are many mistyped "INTJs" out there as well. -_-
So here's a little about my type:
Introversion (I): INTJs tend to be introverted and prefer to work alone.
Intuition (N): INTJs look at the big picture and like to focus on abstract information rather than concrete details.
Thinking (T): INTJs place greater emphasis on logic and objective information rather than subjective emotions.
Judging (J): INTJs like their world to feel controlled and ordered so they prefer to make plans well in advance.
Not threatened by conflict/criticismTypically confident and self-assuredTake relationships and commitments seriouslyTypically extremely intelligent and capableAble to leave bad relationships, though they m
im workin on it dammit! XDcalm down , i am making the next one, there have been some unexpected real life things, but the next strip is nearing completion.im workin on it dammit! XD in Personal More Like This
also...it's hot and humid like satans crack here XD i look at working on my computer with hate and despair!
but it must be done!
sunstone review XDgotta plug this one, this guy reviews webcomics, and in all honesty i never really thought sunstone would ever be reviewed there.sunstone review XD in Personal More Like This
dunno, just always had a mental idea of a webcomic being something with it's own site XD
anyhooo, here is the video review i must say i had a few good laughs XD
sunstone interviewhttp://readcomicbooks.net/home/webcomic-of-the-week-31/sunstone interview in Personal More Like This
big news coming soon :)and a hint about them in about 2 daysbig news coming soon :) in Personal More Like This
new sunstone will be here after 14th as by then i need to deliver death vigil 2 for printing....
but as i said...before that... there will be a fun hint pic
regarding the slow outputthese last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressiveregarding the slow output in Personal More Like This
there has been a family health crisis which i will not explain in details , but suffice to say it caused certain expenses to stockpile so i had to focus on paid work.
so fat this situation seems to be calming down to an extent but it is not likely something that will simply pass
so i can not guarantee a vast improvement in the near future.
i do not need anything from anyone i am okay, i am not here to ask but simply to explain so calm down as i can see already some of you there lovingly throwing money at the screens ...braking screens..and then blaming me for more broken screens XD
new sunstone is coming tomorrow, i thought i would have it done today but the sheer amount of people in the next strip kinda slowed down the process so yes, tomorrow the new strip cometh, and then the one after it should be done within a week or so given that it is a breaking point and a very impor
aaand another awesome cosplay!!!and i LOVE the framing of the shotaaand another awesome cosplay!!! in Personal More Like This
new strips today or tomorrowdeleted the previous journal, cause i decided to just make me a reply template for that issue XDnew strips today or tomorrow in Personal More Like This
san diego comic con 2013both me and my wife will be there and sketching up a storm. sketches will be free, but as it will be top cow bound i will be sketching only on blank cover comics they have there. on the bright side, you get a comic and a sketch of your choice....san diego comic con 2013 in Personal More Like This
ravine with lisa in bondage on the cover.... MAKES PERFECT SENSE XD