foREVerFive years seems like mere months. Still missed. Never forgotten.foREVer in Personal More Like This
'Heartless Bitches', 'Burning In Hell,' Etc.......:iconsayhiplz: So, I haven't done much writing because I've been too busy reading and too busy laughing my ass right the fuck off. But that's all done now. Apparently, I am a heartless bitch and I'm gonna burn in Hell for calling someone out on being a liar. Just a major warning, what follows is a major ass rant and not for everyone. First of all, yes, I am a bitch, but I am in no way heartless. As far as burning in hell, I don't really know about that. What I do know is that the person(s) that said that about me and someone that I love deeply as a true and sister-like friend has (have) zero room to talk. You claim to be a Christian and as I recall, the Bible clearly says don't judge lest ye be judged. Flip the fucking thing open and reacquaint yourself with that. While I am not a practicing Christian and begrudge no one else for being one, I do know that those living in glass houses should never throw stones.'Heartless Bitches', 'Burning In Hell,' Etc....... in Personal More Like This
And by the way, I have neve
Happy Birthday, Zee VeeHappy 33rd birthday to the amazingly talented, extremely sexy :iconzackyvengeanceplz:!!!!!!! Also a very happy birthday to Zacky's mom, Maria. Thanks so much for giving the world such an amazing man.Happy Birthday, Zee Vee in Personal More Like This
Holy Shizznitt.......Major Ranting Ahead.......:iconalarmplz: Major warning!!!!!!! Major ranting and venting ahead!!!!!!! Proceed at your own "risk"! :iconalarmplz:Holy Shizznitt.......Major Ranting Ahead....... in Personal More Like This
Hey, y'alls. So, yes, I am back and yes, I do know that it isn't Monday. A few things have changed and life has thrown a few wrenches into my days right now. Not gonna go into full detail but some of my writing may slow for a little bit and I mean my everyday writing that I do. I finally heard back from my aunt after not hearing from her for nearly a month. Phoenix has been experiencing some major flooding earlier in the week and I was concerned about her. Anywhores, she texted me yesterday to let me know that she's all right and that she's been at the hospital for a few days. No, she's not the one in the hospital, it's the man she lives with, Larry. Apparently, he has some major issue with his liver and is very sick and my aunt hasn't left in the three days that he's been there. He's being given his pain meds in pill form which is
Bitch Is Back!!!!!!!:iconsayhiplz: Hey, y'alls! I'm back to check messages. Wednesday was definitely a long day and I was asleep before 9:00. I kind of expected it because I had been up since 4:45 that morning. :iconsynfacepalmplz: Anywhores, tomorrow is payday and also Daddy's birthday. He is officially joining the Ancient Fart Society and turning 68! I've called him an old fart for many, many, many years, but what did he expect when he called me Christuna?Bitch Is Back!!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
So, I'm about 1/4 way thru with the 1-shot for :iconmrssynystergates: and I really hope that I can work on it a little bit more before I go to bed tonight. Probably won't be able to work on it much tomorrow because of the bills that I have to do after all of the running around I have to do all day. Used to it.......for the most part. It's supposed to be raining and a high of 92! That's awesome and it's raining now, too. We're nearly 6 inches behind in our yearly rainfall so far, so the more r
OC InterviewI was tagged by the lovely :iconmy-mental-fiction:OC Interview in Personal More Like This
1. Choose one of your OCs.
2. Your OC must answer every question as truthfully as possible.
3. Journal title should be "OC Interview".
4. When you're done, tag as many people as you wish.
5. Have fun!!!
1. Hi! What's your real name and nickname?
Whassups? My real name is Ziah. My nickname depends on who you talk to, really. Most people shorten my name to Zi (rhymes with eye), though.
2. Interesting... what's your current age?
3. Uh-huh. What's your favorite food?
Depends on what I'm craving. But I do love cheese and also watermelon is never a no for me.
4. And your favorite drink?
Mountain Dew. All day. Every day! And a Heineken and some Jack occasionally doesn't hurt.
5. Confession time! Who's your crush/lover?
Shot Through The Heart Has Been Updated!!!!!!! Hey, y'alls! Just posted chapter 22 of Shot Through The Heart. About fuckin' time! Only took me since March. I'm about to log-off now so I can go work on more writings. I'm gonna be working on what I said in my last entry. Think Imma stay off the webs until Sunday-ish or so, so that I can get more stuff completed and/or worked on more. I am hoping to update both Streets of Shadows and Rescue Me this weekend. But as usual, I promise Jack . And I think there's a fic or two that I can get multiple chapters written for to move them further along. I'm not too sure which ones yet. Except maybe for Rescue Me, Streets of Shadows and Shot Through The Heart. Don't take that as set in stone, because it's not. I'm just saying that's a possibility. The next chapter of Streets of Shadows is a big one in the plot and I may just go ahead and go right into the chapter after that. We shall seeShot Through The Heart Has Been Updated!!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
Writing Update.......Hey, y'alls. Chrisii here, just stopping by to update y'all on the progress of Hidden in Plain Sight....... I have completed the first part and it's a little over 24 pages hand written. I've started typing it up and hope to have it posted by Friday. I promise nothing, tho. I'm already onto the second part and have just started the second page.Writing Update....... in Personal More Like This
As far as any other writing, I haven't gotten around to any.......yet. I know, I know, I have a load to work on and I am getting to it. Since I did complete the first part of HIPS, then I'll be able to focus some on other writing. Just wanted to have the first part done before I turned any of my attention to anything else. And when it comes to the last poll I put up, I've decided not to do the character bios here on dA. I will, however, do them over on Avengedsevenfoldfanfiction.com whenever I post it over there because they have a character option that isn't available here. Sorry about that.
Don't Ya Hate It When Your Comp Fucks With Ya? Hey, y'alls. What's good? Hope all's well. I am so with my laptop at the moment. It decides to freeze up when dA is loading and then takes forfuckinever to do so. So, yeah, I so wanted to take a :iconyeehawplz: to it, but....... I have a headache.......again. I got one on Saturday because of the clusterfuck of a day that was. It was nearly 100 outside and I totally didn't wear a hat, which I normally do, and had my hair up in pigtails this time (don't judge meh if ya don't like it.) so that my hair wasn't sticking to my neck. I digress.......Don't Ya Hate It When Your Comp Fucks With Ya? in Personal More Like This
I had to go out and pay the phone bill because it was 3 days late. That's totally abnormal because Daddy usually pays it in advance by a few days. Guess his brain was still in Hamlin or something. :iconsynfacepalmplz: Anyfuc
New Icon.......Just changed my icon to the awesome Synacky icon I commissioned from :icondragona7x:. If you're in need of a new one, then please, go ask Star. She's a bit away from her goal. It will definitely be worth the points. Thanks so much, once again, my dear.New Icon....... in Personal More Like This
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Cosplay Friday: Hetalia: Axis PowersCosplay Friday: Hetalia: Axis Powers in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Toast With Our Boots!
Mendigos - Bad Touch Trio cosplay
Hetalia: Axis Powers is a comical manga and anime series which started out as a webcomic by Hidekaz Himaruya chronicling relations between countries.
In the series the characters are all cute boys who personify actual countries with the storyline following events in world history. The background is set mostly around the events of World War I and World War II where the characters get
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
Project Porkchop Vol. 300Project Porkchop Vol. 300 in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Charles Darwin:Powerful Legacy For Science And ArtCharles Darwin:Powerful Legacy For Science And Art in Art Features More Like This
CHARLES DARWIN: A Powerful Legacy for Science and Art
Darwins inheritance II
February 12 marks Charles Darwin’s 206th birthday.
His career was long and illustrious, and he conceived one of the most influential ideas of all time: the theory of evolution. This theory states that life on earth slowly changed and developed over millions of years, with each species passing along the traits that made them better suited to survive in their environ
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
Fan Art Friday: It's Adventure Time!Fan Art Friday: It's Adventure Time! in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: It’s Adventure Time!
Adventure Time by Emortal982
Welcome to the enchanted Land of Ooo, where Finn and his magical dog, Jake, spend their days fighting evil and making things right in the world while having a blast. They prove that there are still good guys out there ready to help those in need and through their adventures take us to the many fantastical and far off corners of their world.
With its mix of funny, smart, fie
WatercolorWatch depthRADIUSWatercolor in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS, along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting med
Achievement Unlocked: EqualityAchievement Unlocked: Equality in Art Features More Like This
Achievement Unlocked: Equality
F E A . S E T
Nintendo scored points with fans who have been longing for more diversity and representation in games by confirming that newest title in their Fire Emblem series will allow for same-sex relationships.
While this announcement has made headlines, Fire Emblem will not be the first time that Nintendo has allowed players the option of a same-sex union.
In 2005, the Bokujō Monogatari series, Harvest Moon to English s
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
Watch depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
10.000 watchers - GIVEAWAY CLOSED!Woah! I never expected to hit 11k and get over a thousand replies on here. DA keeps on surprising me!10.000 watchers - GIVEAWAY CLOSED! in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for all the sweet and kind reactions here. I'm glad I had to choose the winner by random. Otherwise it would've been impossible to make a choice out of all those sweet people ^^
Anyhow, I'm glad to announce that the winner is: :iconjaetizzy:
Congrats with your premium membership, and I hope you will be following me in the future.
For the rest of you: stay tuned. I usually do another give-away at the end of the year. And I might do another, since I have some stuff laying around here.
Wow! I've never thought my watch-counter would ever hit 10k, but it eventually did. With the last few journals and art tutorials going viral on both DA and tumblr, the link to my account has suddenly been widespread on the internet. I'm still unsure whether to be happy with it or not (getting known means you get lots of hate as well), but at least I'm thankful to all those
How I came to dislike fanartEdit 2: For those that wonder why I closed comments. A death threat was the limit for me. http://damaimikaz.deviantart.com/journal/Speechless-383087330How I came to dislike fanart in Art Features More Like This
Edit: I've never expected such a massive response to this journal. But because it's gone all over the internet... I would like to settle a few things first... because I keep getting the same replies over and over again.
1. I made this journal as being my personal opinion. I'm not stating facts here. I'm just saying how I personally feel about drawing fanart. Please don't take this journal as a fact, because it isn't. It was never intended that way.
2. I don't expect you to agree with me. I don't mind either. I'd like you to reply why you think differently. Provide me with your insight and experiences. I'd love that.
3. I'm well aware that I can't change anything about most of these facts. I brought them up for discussion because I want to hear what other pe
ShutdownWithout going too much into detail, I wanted to let you know that my health recently took a turn for the worst.Shutdown in Deviant Events More Like This
My physical condition wasn't already too good, but it pretty much went down the drain over the last few weeks. Migraine attacks have been shutting my body down almost completely. With attack sequences that last for over a week, and no medicines that work anymore, I'm pretty much at the end of my energy.
I've spoken to various doctors over the last few weeks.
None them were able to provide a simple solution for the issue, as the nature of my illness isn't one that's easy to solve. I'm currently under a lot of stress from both my job and personal life -- because like I said; things aren't always easy, and certainly aren't easy to explain to people. I'll be going for long term rehabilitation therapy soon. In the meantime doctors recommended me to take a break from as many stress factors as is possible, under
Voyage to the unknown: Awesome architecture Got tagged by zydaria to explore a gallery that I usually don't, and I felt like it's a good way to gain some new inspirationVoyage to the unknown: Awesome architecture in Art Features More Like This
The idea was initiated by Mrs-Durden [click here for details].
"The idea is to browse through a category or sub-category that you don't necessarily visit frequently, or that you browse the least,
and collect some of the art you find stands out! The point of this is to challenge ourselves and discover new art in the process!"
Photography / Architecture / Exterior
Kiriban at 1.000.000 - CaughtIt's as simple as it gets;Kiriban at 1.000.000 - Caught in Deviant Events More Like This
Catch my 1.000.000th pageview and get a free head-shot sketch from your character (or any character that you like).
(Screenshot needs to be fullscreen and send to me by private message)
The kiriban is caught.
Anyone bother to explain me how it is possible that 2 people caught the exact same thing on screenshot???
After hearing from multiple people having experience with more than 1 guy catching their kiriban, I can only come to the conclusion that it's reasonable.
DA's counter is probably flawed, in the sense that it only counts an IP once. Which would lead people that spend hours refreshing my page, being able to keep track of the pageviews without actually influencing themselves. It's still kind of weird to think that kind of thing actually happens and people are
When you want to quit art, think about this...I think most of us had it at some point. A moment in which we felt sad about our art. It might have been a full developed artblock, or just a small moment of hopelessness, perhaps questioning our artistic career, asking yourself "Why did I actually start doing this?".When you want to quit art, think about this... in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've had many moments like that. Most of them triggered by another failed drawing, a total lack of inspiration (while I needed to get creative work done --nothing more annoying than that!), or another harsh critique that was just a bit too much to handle, at that particular moment.
I've had many times that I doubted myself. There have been times when I questioned my creativity in general. Times when I was sad about just another harsh critique, or depressed for being turned down by another group or publisher. Times when I got angry and shouted that I wanted to quit art altogether.
But eventually, I never quit.
The point is... no matter how angry or sad I am, it always takes me a while to calm down and
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!
DeviantArtist QuestionnaireHow long have you been on DeviantArt?DeviantArtist Questionnaire in Deviant Events More Like This
As a member? 8 years.
As a lurker, far longer. Probably since the early 00's.
What does your username mean?
It has no real meaning, but is something I made up.
Mikaz is slightly based on an old project of mine, called Mirikata. As much of a bunch of lazy bums my sisters and I were, we always used Mika as a shorthand when referring to the project. The Z at the end was added for extra coolness. Because, remember, this was the internet during the early 00's when adding a Z at the end of everything still was insanely cool. Unfortunately the name Mikaz was taken on a lot of internet websites already, so I added Damai (my real name, minus 2 letters) in front of it.
It then looked like a real first- and last name so much that people often asked it was my real name. I kinda liked that so I've kept up with then nickname ever since.
RantI just pulled the internet cable out for a few days to withstand the urge to rant beyond any reason.Rant in Personal More Like This
And even now I'm seriously considering disabling comments for the things that I make. Because I'm so fed up with the continuous hate. And I'm so goddamn sick and tired of people that send me messages that I should just die, just because I happen to make a tutorial. (Yes, this message was literally send to me -- by PM ofcourse)
In the past weekend I hadn't so much to do. I wasn't that inspired to make art, so I decided to work on that tutorial that for which the idea had been floating inside my head for a while already.
Like some of you know, I've been giving drawing workshops every now and then for the past 2 years. Nothing too serious. I don't even get paid for it (aside from an occasional artbook or fanart drawing). I was there because of passion. Beca
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:That's how you get pageviews in Deviant Events More Like This
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
Warning to all of my fellow female deviants!Taken from my friend: :iconlou-c-pher: He suggests that we all repost this.Warning to all of my fellow female deviants! in Personal More Like This
There is a sexist deviant that is Mexican (Which I don't understand because women have a lot of rights in Mexico like voting, and getting jobs, which I support, because I'm a feminist.) going around asking women for a foot massage, and if you say no, (politely or not.) he will call you horrible names like whore, bitch etc. His username is Dibantedanime21. So, I really suggest that you block him. (Esprcially, female deviants.) If you don't want this to happen, and you can report him too.
That's all folks.
Have a good day.
:iconciaoplz: XOXO~Goddess of Mercy
Tagged: By Cosplay-EspanaHi everyone,Tagged: By Cosplay-Espana in Personal More Like This
I was tagged by :iconcosplay-espana:'s admin, so here is my answers. Enjoy.
1. You must post these rules
2. Each person must share 10 facts about themselves.
3. Answer the 10 questions you were given, and make 10 more for the 10 people you tag
4. Choose 10 people and put their icons in your journal
5. Go to their page and infrom them that they are tagged
6. Not something like "Your tagged if you read this"
7. You have to legitimately tag 10 people
8. No tag-backs
9. You can't say that you don't do tags
10. You MUST do a journal entry! No comments
~Facts about Sarah-chan~
1. I have a brain syndrome called Aspergers, a.k.a Autism
2. Math is my least favourite subject
3. History & Art are my favourite subjects
4. I am 15 years old
5. I can speak English, Spanish, French, and Japanese fluently
6. I have had surgery on my body before (In my ear when I was 1 years old, I don't reme
Memorial Day!Hi everyone,Memorial Day! in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow is Memorial Day in America. , and for all my Canadian watchers (like myself, because I am Canadian!) you celebrate Rememberance Day on November 11! Anyway, what are you guys planning on doing? I am going to be watching a parade, and hanging out with one of my boy-friend, he's boy, and he's my friend. Anyway, tell me what you guys are doing in the comments!
Just a quick oneHi everyone,Just a quick one in Personal More Like This
if you visit my page, and see that it's empty, it means that I'm renovating my page. Please mind our apperance while I work on my page!
Guys, we need to talk.(WARNING: This is a RANT, I repeat RANT. If you don't like rants then, I believe there is a back you can click or touch. That is if you're using an iPhone or iPad. Thank you for your cooperation.)Guys, we need to talk. in Personal More Like This
I really don't understand why people are so negative these days. It maybe because of the weather. We do have El Niño this year... But, that's not important. I'm going to be talking about why people are being more negative on the Internet. I'm starting to think that people are being more negative because they think that they can an absolute asshole towards another person, and not get caught for it. Now, that's NOT TRUE. When you signed up, did you even READ the Terms and Conditions and Etiquette? deviantART allows ALL ARTISTS from ANY LEVEL, from amature to professional. And they will NOT TOLERATE deviants being rude to others. Constructive criticism is allowed but, that's just for DEVIATIONS. NOT on someone's personality etc. I think you need to remember that THERE IS A REAL, LI
Florida Trip: Day 1Hi guys,Florida Trip: Day 1 in Personal More Like This
I'm finally in Florida! The plane arrived at 2:15 A.M, and we arrived at the house at 3:30! So, I slept in till 10:30, because that's what happens when you stay up late... I ate a bagel for breakfast, and then we went shopping for food. There were Mexican stand owners, that spoke not good English, so I did most of the buying because I have decent Spanish-speaking skills. Afterwords, we went to a thrift store. Don't ask, we were just looking inside. And then, we went to a bakery, and I ordered a chocolate doughnut. After eating a doughnut, I went swimming, in a bikini. After, we got Mexican food for dinner, and my sibling & I got Oreo blizzards. So, over all it was a pretty good day. Alright, now I'm going to sleep.
Good night you guys,
Bloody hell.Bloody hell. in Personal More Like This
It's mahhh birthdayyyy, and I am a year older. I'm getting old, mon dieu
Just want to say thank you for all the happy birthday comments!
Happy Thanksgiving!Hello everyone,Happy Thanksgiving! in Personal More Like This
First off happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy your dinner with your familys, and have many things/people to be thankful for. I think I had a pretty good Thanksgiving. I think my mother's homemade apple pie with vanilla ice cream was the highlight of today. How is your Thanksgiving going? Feel free to share in the comments below. Thanks for reading, and enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving.
Poll results Hi everyone,Poll results in Personal More Like This
First, I just want to say thank you to all the voters who voted in today's poll. You're opinion really matters to me. The most popular vote is 進撃の巨人 | Attack on Titan, so I will be reviewing that first. I will also be reviewing 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ | Puella Magi Madoka Magica. To those who commented, thank you! Your suggestions will also be on the to-do list. I will watch the first 5 episodes of Attack on Titan & Puella Magi Madoka Magica tonight, and write down my thoughts & reactions in a deviation. I think how I will do this is that I will watch an episode, write my thoughts & reactions, and post the deviation after I am done with the series/first season. Suggestions for how I do this are more then welcome! This is my first time actually, so I don't want to mess this up. I think that's about it, thanks for rea
Florida Trip: Day 5Hi guys,Florida Trip: Day 5 in Personal More Like This
We have finally reached day 5! The day after tomorrow is when I leave, and I get to post all the photos that I took! Anyway, today's main event was my cousins, and aunt + uncle are here! We plan on going to beach with them tomorrow. Moving on, we went to church today because it was Easter, and the children went on a Easter egg hunt. I joined in because I'm childish. Well, there were people my age doing it too, so why not? Afterwards, we got lunch. I ate chocolate chip pancakes. After lunch, was slug time. Meaning we laid around the house, napping and watching T.V. etc. For dinner we had turkey, and went to the beach and got ice cream like last night. Alright guys,
this concludes my Florida trip update. Hope you all enjoyed.
Story Arc 4 (updated!)"I fucking hate snow."Story Arc 4 (updated!) in Personal More Like This
- Akihiko Kitsune, The village asshole.
Chapter 4: Return of the Crimson Snow.
It's the next day, the squads of shinobi stopped briefly to make camp the night before,
but now that the sun has risen, it's time to move forward. Kōsetsumura is still a ways away.
We've fought through a blizzard, harsh winds, deadly ice, and frigid cliffs,
what more could stand in our way? We'd find out soon enough...
We came to a trench, two steep snowy cliffs, one on each side, sheltered us from the winds,
but the path was somewhat narrow, and didn't leave much room for movement,
so we had to pack together, into tight formations, in case anything happened.
And that's when we heard it, the cry of a falcon, a sound none of us were familiar with.
But before we could react, there they were, loads of them, they had us surrounded.
Most Likely to... Awards! It's the moment you've all been waiting for! The Most Likely to... Awards!Most Likely to... Awards! in Personal More Like This
These were voted on BY YOU! We've accumulated the results, and all the runner ups!
Mugon Uranami was Voted 'Most likely graduated the Academy with the highest scores' with 10 Votes.
- With Runner up Yasuko Shirogane with 3 Votes, and Isao Kimura with 2 Votes.
- Aosa, Tomoe, Yuka, and SHinji also got a vote for this award.
Akihiko Kitsune was voted 'Most likely was held back a year or two in the Academy' with 5 Votes.
- With Runner up Katsuo Himura with 3 votes!
- Kana, Hajime, Kazue, Onomi, Shoi
Knowledge is Power [Stat Help] Are you someone who has lots of credits but doesn't know what to do with them?Knowledge is Power [Stat Help] in Personal More Like This
Does your character keep losing in the Chūnin Exams? Or getting defeated in Missions?
Are you too lazy to read the stat journals but frustrated that you're not getting anywhere?
Fret no longer my confused, frustrated or lazy friend! For there is always:
Personal Statistic and Credit Usage Consultations.
Which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like - A gentle slap on the ass to put you in the right direction.
Theoretically - Any Admin could do this for you, (should they wish to or feel comfortable doing so, of course.)
but considering admins have had consultations from me I'll just allow to modify themselves in if they wish to. c:
Current Consultants: TraceofHatred, Rysicup
What can a Consultation do? Well, we can:
~ Help you come up with the appropriate Stat goals and plans for your Character at each Cap.
Squads Group A and B (18-21)! A New team is bornOFFICIAL SQUADS: PAGE 1Squads Group A and B (18-21)! A New team is born in Personal More Like This
This is a list of the squads from Graduation group A (8 years ago) and B (7 years ago).
GROUP A (20-21):
There is only one squad that graduated 7 years ago, due to a mysterious event at the academy.
In the past, the entire class of shinobi in that grade disappeared, along with their teacher.
The three remaining shinobi (none of which attended that day) were put into a squad together.
Tsuyoi Asukai, Namida Kitsune, Shigeru Ide
GROUP B (18-19):
These are the squads that graduated 6 years ago, most of them are grown up and maturing.
Many of them are orphans, with their parents being victims to the Day of the Crimson Snow.
They're more experienced than the younger grades, and catching up to the older ones.
Akihiko Kitsune, Mugon Uranami, Miki Yamita
Story Arc 3"Now is a time of incredible tension, a time of need, a time of sheer chaos!Story Arc 3 in Personal More Like This
If you ask me, it's the perfect time to test the worth of the next generation."
- Hideaki Takashi, The famous Lantern Sage, and village guardian.
Chapter 3: A Plague of Bandits.
It's been six days since the fire, the village, though safe and sound, is in a state of uneasy tension.
Who were the masked men? How did they get into the village? and most importantly, Why?
It wasn't without cost either, many buildings and landmarks were damaged, and In the fire,
we lost 7 civilians, and one genin. As well as 1 Jōnin, and 4 members of the Shikaku Seiei in battle.
To add to the tension, Tōrōgakure's allies are in need of help, and request military aid,
but what to do? The village needs their Jonin for defense, and for scouting the land for the masked men,
Chunin Exam 2 Sign Up! [Closed]Chunin Exam 2 Sign Up! [Closed] in Personal More Like This
Alright ladies and gentlemen, Chunin sign up is officially closed!
If you didn't get a chance to sign up this time, don't fret. <3 We will be having them again.
Those of you who have signed up; keep a look out for details on the exam, coming soon!
It's that time again!
As was mentioned before, we will be holding a second chunin exam for members.
What does it mean for you and your character to enter the chunin exams? Why should you care?
If you decide to enter, you will compete against other members and their characters for the chance to receive the rank of chunin.
Special exam missions will be released, similar to the arc-style. Members are required to complete these tests via writing or drawing.
All participants will receive a raise to 24 maximum stat points.
Characters awarded the rank of chunin will receive a raise to 28 maximum stat points.
Teams Reborn!Due to a number of tragic losses in the attacks of Torogakure, we've had to rebuild and reform ourselves. Things aren't perfect yet, but at least we can continue to build strong teams.Teams Reborn! in Personal More Like This
If you don't see yourself on here, your team probably didn't suffer any losses of people. If you have concerns let us know right away.
Squad Group A
112 Hikari Maeda
[#152890] Tsuyoi Asukai [#150773] Shigeru Ide [#160288] Midori Shirogane
Squad Group B
Age 18-19 Timeskip: 21-22
116 Tetsuo Fukuro
[#162552] Kei Haru [#161982] Tomoe Minawa [#160317] Maeno Kitsune
117 Daisuke Kawano
[#140233] Keigo Aoki [#161119] Yoichi Asukai [#161688] Gorou Ryuu
Yoichi Asukai - Official Profile by Shiori92 Time-Skip - Gorou by MagiMonster
118 Ageha Tachibana
Squad #118 Sensei. by TraceofHatred
[#161985] Enkou Akiyama [#160393] Mikazuki Fuyukawa [#161
Middle Ninja Exams (98th) Fights Round 1Middle Ninja Exams Round 1 Fights!Middle Ninja Exams (98th) Fights Round 1 in Personal More Like This
This time the fights were written by several different admins, there will be a format discrepancy between how the fights were written but please enjoy! -UncouthxTribulation
Chuunin Exams Round 1 Fights
Round 1: Hana Hibiki vs Tadashi Minawa
Hana Hibiki VS Tadashi Minawa!
The classic battle between wild and crazy and neat and tidy begins here!
> Tadashi humbly nods and says "We made it this far, lets go all out." (Humble)
> Hana points confidently and says "We're gonna get down and dirty." (Confident)
-Since Confident is > than Humble Hana gains +0.5 to her intelligence feeling quite smug!
Both of the contestants have equal Int (3.5 int vs 3.5 int) and be
Squad Group E! (Current 15-16 year olds)OFFICIAL SQUADS: PAGE 4Squad Group E! (Current 15-16 year olds) in Personal More Like This
This is a list of the squads from Graduation group E (5 years before timeskip)
Squad 190: Sensei Kiyoshi Saru
[#200606] Onomi Mansei
[#201677] Kenta Imagawa
[#201918] Shishito Shirogane
Squad 191: Sensei Kameko Seiretsu
[#202425] Karigane Asukai
[#200312] Sade Shirogane
[#201563] Riko Mansei
Squad 192 Sensei Noko Kinrin
[#202036] Kaori Shirogane (Sharluu)
[#201074] Shinji Mansei
[#202319] Yuka Kazehaya
Squad 193 Sensei Chiyoko Tsukuda
Eri Koizumi-Offical Profil by misslalariot :thumb427694753:
[#201652] Ushio Minawa
[#201665] Eri koizumi
[#200165] Tsunen Kiriyama
Squad 194 Norio Shirogane
HLV: Momo Shirogane by CoraFeltMarker TG: Katsuo Himura - Hardy Chuunin by Teximus TG: Saya Naien by FudgeNugget
[#200244] Momo Shirogane
[#200336] Katsuo Himura
[#200709] Saya Naien
Squad 195 Sensei Takeshi Mansei
Clan FAQJust gonna do a quick FAQ on Clans since there've been a lot of inconsistencies.Clan FAQ in Personal More Like This
I'm gonna try and be brief and concise because I've got a lot to do today - here goes:
#1 Living Arrangements:
All Clan Members Live Within The Clan Compound - Living outside of the Compound is TURNING YOUR BACK ON THE CLAN!
- We have mentioned repeatedly a CLAN is a FAMILY - Why do you think they have a Compound reserved only for them?
- You are ALLOWED to live outside of this compound - but in doing so you are ABANDONING YOUR CLAN.
In Particular - The Kitsune have been Stated to all LIVE UNDER THE SAME ROOF (One 3-tiered Castle), But -
numerous people have disregarded or gone against this so the Compound will be redesigned from scratch - Again.
- It will likely be structured as one large castle and a few small buildings for non-royalty Kitsune.
- Same thing with the Asukai - there are two castles
tfwyou join a MAPtfw in Personal More Like This
and you look at the comment
and you find out the host's name is also Lara
and you're just like
I was rewatching some MAPs todayEDIT: NO FUCK I REALIZED THERE IS A CANON STORY THAT REALLY REALLY FITS THIS BUT IT'S SLIGHT SPOILERS FOR THE LAST CHAPTERI was rewatching some MAPs today in Personal More Like This
fuck I'm just gonna spoil it since it's not a big spoiler anyways
it's Icee and Diamond
and I found this song again
as I was listening to it I realized
fuck this fits so many Labyrinth characters, some canon but some uncanon stories
This is very importantPlease watch this, I'm begging youThis is very important in Personal More Like This
Writing the last chapter of Labyrinth like-First half-Writing the last chapter of Labyrinth like in Personal More Like This
Heck yeah epic badass battle! *happily listens to epic fighting music and eats snacks*
Every sentence results in either grossly sobbing, staring into the screen with tears in my eyes or crawling in the corner of my bed and staring at plush dogs while trembling from the many emotions
I'M LAUGHING SO DAMN HARD RNOKAY SO REMEMBER HOW I ACCIDENTALLY MADE TOXIC FLIRT WITH ICEEI'M LAUGHING SO DAMN HARD RN in Personal More Like This
AND THEN THEY BECAME LOVE INTERESTS
OKAY SO I WAS CURIOS WHAT KILLERCANADIAN WOULD DO IF ICEE FLIRTED WITH HIM
SO I TRIED IT
AND TOXIC WAS NEAR
AND NOW HE'S VERY SAD
HE WANTS TO CALL THE SADNESS HOTLINE
I FEEL SO BAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME I FIND THIS FUNNY
pointless Labyrinth journal 9000Lara when she saw villain Hawkfrostpointless Labyrinth journal 9000 in Personal More Like This
So I took Lara and Hawkfrost to the villainsSo in the beginning there were only WitherMU, Toxic, Enderlox and Icee. And then Lara and Hawkfrost started greeting everybody and Icee just kinda fucked off to whereever Skybrine was. KillerCanadian was playing video games and laughing like a maniac during the entire visit. Then I had Lara, Hawkfrost,, Toxic, WitherMU and Enderlox go to the pool where they just kinda talked and swam for a bit (yes I bought villains a pool, they're my babies)So I took Lara and Hawkfrost to the villains in Personal More Like This
So then everybody but Toxic and Lara left the pool, and then Toxic left as well so Lara was alone. Luckily, Icee came back and they talked for a bit. Then Icee decided to go to the pool as well and as she did so Lara said "hi." and Icee literally got out right as Lara said that and left her alone X,D
Then they talked for a but in the living room (Hawkfrost had to leave for work) and that was it XD
fuck yeaschool ended FUCKING FREEDOMfuck yea in Personal More Like This
One of the rare male teachers wore a suit and he looked like fucking Christian Gray
A human in a paranormal world (pt one)It was about six A.M. in the morning when a younger woman in her late teens was walking on her way to a new campus shed be attending. She had long dark hair with light greyish blue eyes that had a darker hint of blue and silver flecked in them. She was wearing black cargo pants with a chain wallet attached to them and a black colored black veil brides shirt and black converses as well as dark make up to go with. As she got to the school she stopped at the door before she ended up bumping into a girl with long autumn brown colored hair with a small fox perched on her shoulder. The dark haired girl stepped back a bit and apologized to the other she nearly bumped into embarrassed. Just before the other girl could speak a dragon roar was heard from above loud thump following afterwards. The dark haired girl turned around in time to see the dragon gain a human form and she gasped shocked bumping into the girl this time causing both of them to fall back both squeaking. As the two fell the otA human in a paranormal world (pt one) in Personal More Like This
christmas rp *jump in*embershadow was watching the others run around the area they found and were using for a holiday party and without realizing it she chose to sit under a tree where some mistletoe was growing and one clump was hanging down over her head. in the clearing the party was being held a clan of cats were running about as well each helping a wolf do each task while all this was happening the rival clans and packs were on the way as they to were invited to the gathering since it was being held on a night of a truce.christmas rp *jump in* in Personal More Like This
Only 127 people on deviant art can read thisI Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!if you can raed tihs rpsoet it. OLNY PUT THIS ON YOUR PRILOFE IF YOU CAN RAED TIHS. CNAHGE THE NMUERBR AT TOP TGOHUH, "ONLY __ PEOPLE ON DA CAN READ THIS...CAN YOU?" Go up a nmuber if you can raed it...lte's see how hgih we can get!Only 127 people on deviant art can read this in Personal More Like This
art trades (closed)i want some pics of these ocs:art trades (closed) in Personal More Like This
karma: (flame kitsune)
jake: (creepypasta oc)
nyoka: (neko male)
art tradesim willing to do up to six art trades :3art trades in Personal More Like This
what im good at:
nekos, kitsunes, inus, any half human half animal ppl
what im not good at:
characters with super details (ill try but will most likely fail and disappoint )
terrorclan and peaceclan^^^^^^^^^^ should i revive them and start a new generation of clan dwellers? or shall i restart them and make a different plot with the same cats and newcomers that may joining and see where it goes....i kinda miss these clans lolterrorclan and peaceclan in Personal More Like This
my ocs that have birthdays on christmasanime/nekos/inus:my ocs that have birthdays on christmas in Personal More Like This
senka evans (soul eater oc she will be 16)
aryanna: (black cat and kayla's step sister she will 19)
on another note canon characters
creed diskenth and captain levi and i think toshiro hitsuguya
im going to draw every single one of my charactersi have well over 389 ocs x.x good luck meim going to draw every single one of my characters in Personal More Like This
got this idea from Entin
(Princess) Auroura Dreamer
(Princess) Amethyst Heart
Angel Angel Art
Aquacloud Two new kits
embershadow meets kaylakayla was resting under a tree in the woods after a long day of practicing different attacks she learned from watching her master fight when she heard a rustling noise coming from the bushes near her. she opend a crimson lined gold eye to se a grey and black wolf step out. the wolf looked at her with demonic eyes and growled. kayla shifted to her wolf form which startled the she wolf who growled at her "w-what the?!?" the wolf yelped and kayla giggledembershadow meets kayla in Personal More Like This
(to be continued)
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!
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.Current and Future Projects in Personal More Like This
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
It's time for Fanime! :DHi everyone! Thank you all so much for the amazing birthday wishes and gifts! <3 It's been a crazy year for me working on the Axent Wear cat ear headphones that I designed, and learning to deal with the unpleasant business side of things (my co-founder has been impossible to work with). Because of all that, I haven't been able work on my comics or draw as much as I used to. However, I'll be back into full swing soon with new comic updates and lots more art and tutorials. I've also been meaning to livestream for a long time nowIt's time for Fanime! :D in Personal More Like This
With that said, I'm super exited to see all of my friends again and to make new friends at Fanime this year! I'll be there for the entire con from May 22-25 in the San Jose Convention Center. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley (table 623) with prints and more! Feel free to come by and hang out!
Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!Hey guys! It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last weekend!Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists! in Personal More Like This
In other news, there's a great new program for comic artists that I would like to share. It's part of Tapastic's Primetime Publishing Program (PPP) that pays comic artists based on the amount of page views they generate. If you are a comic artist, then you can make some extra money doing what you love. If you're not a comic artist, you can still check out all the cool webcomics on Tapastic.com and help support the artists that way
Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?Since I posted the Kony 2012 video, a lot of people have been telling me that the organization is not to be trusted with donations and is under investigation (but raising awareness is still good). I don't know how much of it is true, but it's good to at least take it into consideration.Is Invisible Children Trustworthy? in Personal More Like This
Here's one of the many messages that people have been telling me. Please read carefully and judge for yourself:
" I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I'm strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They've released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization.
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
Sac Anime and Axent Wear update!I’ll be at Sac Anime this weekend from August 29th to 31st! Come hang out at my booth in the artist alley table 107! See yaSac Anime and Axent Wear update! in Personal More Like This
More info here http://www.sacanime.com/
And in other news, we've just finished filming the Axent Wear Kickstarter video. We're still waiting for some post production video editing but the kickstarter should launch within a few weeks! Thanks for all the support!
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
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back! in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
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!
Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]I'm sorry but I've just got to let some steam out.Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant] in Personal More Like This
(This will probably get long and there will be swearing. There also may be triggering words or statements within, so if you are sensitive to those things be aware of this before reading).
Pardon my language but -- what the Hell is wrong with the dA admins?
I mean really?
I get it, I really do. You're busy, you don't really want to do your job, and you've been taught to have the least possible concern for other people as you can as to avoid branding this website with a 'bad reputation'.
This place is supposedly all flowers, rainbows, and happy people frolicking away in eternal bliss sharing art, and being merry.
Meanwhile the truth is this place is the biggest joke on the internet. It's filled and continually filling up with so many sockpuppet troll accounts, cyber bullies, and spammers with such rapidity it puts Myspace or any other social media site to shame.
You report someone for genuine harassment and
dA rumours: READ.|| So apparently there's a rumour floating around dA Stating basically: "As of May the twenty first, deviantART will be deleting ALL dA accounts. Not the plz accounts though. But just all name-wasted accounts, or accounts that we think are fake, or that are useless. We are doing this to prevent something that could possibly may happen in the future. If we find this message on you're deviantID, journal, etc. We will know that you are not a fake." [Copy paste from another journal I read]dA rumours: READ. in Personal More Like This
It's FAKE. Now, I know most of you are intelligent enough to know this (we've had this happen before guys, haha!) but just in case --
Here is a journal you can read for more information:
(For the record I'm not calling anyone unintelligent... If you were tricked don't feel bad. Happens to all of us at some point.)
Thought to post something about it since I've seen a couple journals about it already. It's not true.
dA admins would never dele
Don't get played (pt.2) Pricing, ads, etc.This will be someway related to my previous article called "Don't get played" and in this I will be posting a few ideas and tips I have gained over the years on how one could go about:Don't get played (pt.2) Pricing, ads, etc. in Personal More Like This
* Pricing their artwork
* Gaining more experience and ways to improve
* and a few other tidbits
So let's start off with Pricing, shall we?
It seems to be a common problem, more so among younger/novice artists who are looking to start selling their work. It looks pretty easy when you look at the more popular/well known artists who have already established a consumer base and seem to be cranking out commissions left and right. However, let me just clear the air on this before we get started -- Fame isn't everything. Now, I know it may seem like it is the key ingredient to getting customers but that's not the case. Yes, being more well known can help bring in more revenue but it's not what gets you started in the first
Let me share something with you...Old digital artwork from 2008.Let me share something with you... in Personal More Like This
This was the first drawing I did on my tablet in 2008.
That line art tho... See?! It takes practice! I wasn't always okay with line art.
When I saw this again I thought it was a shoe. I said to myself "I don't remember drawing this shoe"...
I umm... Yeah... uhh.... Never mind.
More shoe head woofs.
The concept is alright but that muzzle... There's also no top of the skull apparently. Just hair. ONLY HAIR.
That anatomy is amazing... Hello Mr. floaty leg.
I cry a bit on the insi
Black Friday advice and tips.If you’re going out tonight or tomorrow for Black Friday DON’T forget to say ‘Thank you’ to the people who are working/serving you! & Some tips!Black Friday advice and tips. in Personal More Like This
It’ll be crowded, stuffy, and you may wind up being disappointed about something, perhaps even angry, but remember that the people who are serving you are just doing their job.
Be kind to them and understand they are not miracle workers, they cannot part the Red sea to find you an item that their store is out of, so don’t yell at them about it.
TIP: Usually they will offer to search for the item you want in another store of their company, take up the offer and if you really want that item be willing to go get it where they find it.
They can’t disobey the rules laid out for them as company policy just to make you happy, so don’t try to guild trip them into doing it. They could and will get fired, and losing your job during the holidays is no fun.
They aren't your personal p
Next time you complain...Next time you choose to complain about how an artist's watermark obstructs or 'ruins' an image, don't.Next time you complain... in Personal More Like This
The only people you have to thank as to why these artists feel a need to protect their work in such a way is the people who are so disrespectful they steal, alter, and even try to sell their work.
If people did not have such sticky hands and bothered to read the words written on or below an art piece's description, there wouldn't be an issue.
However, they don't.
Oh, some of them do but then choose to ignore those words of 'DO NOT USE' and proceed to alter, crop, blur, noise, or even lower the quality of a piece just to 'make it their own' . People who don't know any better believe it.
Meanwhile the original artists are feeling insulted as hell having some jerk taking their hard work and prancing around like they have talent when in reality they're nothing but a faker.
People say to watermark your work protect it and then when an artist does, people compl
Read thisHey,Read this in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say that I know you're going through some stuff right now, stuff that may make life a little harder or even a lot harder. I know you've felt so alone and like no one cares that you're hurting and suffering, but I just wanted to say I love you. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever has happened or is happening to you… you're not alone.
You are amazing, beautiful, wonderful, unique, and worth every breath of life you breathe. I love you, I need you in this world, and I wish only the best things for you. You are in my heart always, all of you. I pray that you find a peaceful end to the troubles of your life and I just want you to know that despite everything, despite feeling like no one cares… please know that I do. I may be a stranger to you but that doesn't mean I don't feel for you. You are special and so very loved by more people than you know.
Don't get playedAlright, so there was a recent 'happening' in the dA forums concerning a commission offer made by someone with the starting price of $30. The piece they were asking for was supposedly a really highly detailed piece, large resolution, and basically something you'd spend (on the low end of the market) no less than $250.00 on.Don't get played in Personal More Like This
Now, from here on out this may be purely opinion and because my participation in the industry has only been for about 10 years (as in being paid for my work) I may not be the best person to speak on this matter. However, I have to say something, if only to put my own opinions on the matter out there.
15 years ago I got my first commission. It was a full colour realism portrait for someone of their dog and I offered to do it for $5.00 using traditional media.
They took up the offer and it took me about a week of working on and off to finish their image. At the time I wasn't anywhere near being sure of my skills even though I'd been drawing comprehensively
''Stop harassing me! You're a bully!!''There seems to be a trend I'm seeing where people who steal art are trying to deflect and turn the tables by calling those who are trying to stop them 'bullies', claiming they're being harassed by people telling them to stop stealing/tracing artwork.''Stop harassing me! You're a bully!!'' in Personal More Like This
Let's get on thing clear first -- I'm well aware that when coming the the defense against art thieves there are those who take the concept of 'protecting people's artwork' too far; calling names, bashing, and literal harassment.
However, more often than not most people -- albeit a bit annoyed -- are calm and ask nicely, but after a while of being dicked about, lied to, and flat out disrespected by these thieves I imagine anyone would begin to get a bit more cheesed off. More so after dealing with the same song and dance from the same situation several plus times previously.
The fact these people (yes, I'm using that term because there's no other pronoun for it) vehemently turn to reverse psychology to try and weasel
If I could have a moment of your time?I know at this time of the year many people are finding the joy of family and friends.If I could have a moment of your time? in Personal More Like This
If I could wish anyone anything this Holiday season it would be happiness, love, and a moment of clarity.
There has been so much going on in this world that seems to have put either hostility or pain onto the shoulders of people around the world. Many are still suffering and they all need to know that regardless of how much they feel it — They are never alone.
I want to wish all of you; even those I do not know as well as I could or should, a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday.
I want you to remember that you are loved.
I want you to know you are not alone.
I want you to understand that you are brave, smart, strong, and every breath you take is a gift.
You are a gift.
I know this sounds like nothing but promotion for posterity coming from a s
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w
Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterdayTip of the day: I don't care to be the best. I just care to be better then I was... constantly.Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterday in Personal More Like This
When I do this kind of comparison it encourages me to focus on my artistic journey as opposed to the destination. It creates momentum and great habits.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the day: Spend time wiselyA lot of times the most important things in life take about the same time as the unimportant things. What is something important that you can do more of? What's something that you can do less of?Tip of the day: Spend time wisely in Personal More Like This
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Tip of the Day: having a missionTo have great success, you must have a good 'mission. What would you do if you could do anything or be given any job you want? Start from there. Don't worry about how hard it might be or how to make money from it yet. Figure out your mission and THEN figure out how to make a living from it.Tip of the Day: having a mission in Personal More Like This
The best missions don't come from taking but from wanting to give back. However, achieving goals for yourself can give you the success and ability to give back more.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: AttitudeWhen you're dealt a bad situation believe that good things will soon happen if you keep a positive attitude. If you adopt this belief then good things WILL happen.Tip of the Day: Attitude in Personal More Like This
In many situations your attitude is the determining factor between a positive outcome or a negative one. A positive attitude is what will keep you going through the tough times.
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Tip for Today: When to give up?Never give up just because you don't think you're good enough. We've all had our doubts in life. Successful people do not give up easily. We must prepare and prepare again, try your very hardest and then about 50% more that you didn't know you had consistently, then keep going twice as long as you ever thought you would or could. Look for more knowledge and try again.Tip for Today: When to give up? in Personal More Like This
Favorite this if you're with me! Have an awesome Friday.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
Tip of the Day: ConcentrationAn essential ability for success is to bend your concentration towards the things that matter the most.Tip of the Day: Concentration in Personal More Like This
Punch your mental distractions in the face and start concentrating on what matters.
If it's a loved one that is distracting you, don't punch them... just ask them to give you time to concentrate
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Tip of the Day: Focus inFocus in on all the great reasons to want to succeed. It will warm up your brain to keep it in a strong state of motivation!Tip of the Day: Focus in in Personal More Like This
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Tip of the Day: ComparingDon't compare your life to others. See what others are doing but the best person to compare yourself to is you.Tip of the Day: Comparing in Personal More Like This
If I always compared myself to others and wanted to constantly compete or beat others, I wouldn't want to share what I know.
Everyone is on their own journey but together we can get further and faster.
Have a great Monday!
Sending positive vibes to you all
Tip of the Day: is it memorable?In this ever growing art community (especially online) it gets harder and harder to be noticed. You will be noticed when your art and/or the idea behind your art is unique.Tip of the Day: is it memorable? in Personal More Like This
Think about how memorable your art is. If it looks like a million other things, no one is going to remember it.
Sending positive vibes to you all!