Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)EDIT - Dec 08, 2013 - This is OLD, like really, really OOOOOOLLLLD and outdated, and there are better methods out there. I don't even do vectors this way anymore. That said, it's still useful as a guide on how to use the pen tool to make shapes specifically for pony vectors in a manner where they're layered efficiently easily modifiable. Just felt the need to point this out as I am still getting messages from people who don't understand that this is old and that I know there are alternative methods. I thank you all for your input.
Before I say anything, if you're familiar with proper vectoring at all then once you've heard what I do you'll realize I'm not making "true" vectors with the process I use. This might seem a bit odd because what I do means that if I wanted to make a larger version of the image I would basically have to scale the paths I've made and re-"paint" the whole image, but I'm just doing these for fun so I make them large to begin with; the end re
UPDATE~!Hey Movie Knights~! It's Me, Showtime! I apologize I haven't been on much. I recently got a temporary computer to work on. ANYWHO! I'll be uploading more art and videos soon!More Like This
Here's the latest video I voiced in! I voiced Scootaloo while my little sister :iconfluffysnail: voiced Apple Bloom~ This video was created by the amazing :iconAniRichie-art: and his team Dysfunctional Equestria!
LONG LIVE THE MOVIE KNIGHTS!
Working Mama!Hi all!!More Like This
I don't think I had been online for the past 2 weeks (personally) - Because just two Wednesdays ago.. I got a new job at a studio! I'm working on a new mobile game NDA, so I can't say much, of course!
This studio job has changed a lot for me (and my family). The little one is in daycare now. My loving partner takes the baby to daycare in the morning, and picks him up after work. Also, it takes me two hours to get to work (ahh, the joys of commute-ing in the Los Angeles region) to-and-from work. =w= By the time I get home (approx 8PM), it's time for baby's bedtime, so I have no more than 30 minutes to really enjoy time with my family. I'm in bed by 9:30 so that I can wake up at 5:45! Haha, it's really really different than what I'm used to, but I am honestly having so much fun, I'm in an up-whirl of happy emotions.
I love my job!!
Which brings me to those who have ordered my Cyber Monday Deal:
Due to the changes in my schedule, I have been
Pony Art Commissions! Yay!I need money. You probably want art. We can make a deal, yes?More Like This
No Points commissions. Only taking Paypal.
WILL NOT DRAW LIST
- Porn. Ecchi/"suggestive" included
- Overly rainbow/complicated/"sparkleponies"
Paper Chibis/Flat Color ponies: $5 (+$4 for couples)
Nouveau Badge: $5 (Printing and shipping not available.)
Gradient wallpapers: $8 (Couples not available)
Post or note me if interested! Limited slots are available.
Commission Information! Ponies, chibis, and more!Want to order a commissioned drawing by Moozua?More Like This
Contact me on DeviantART, or my email at Moozua@gmail.com
I ask for payment before I start,
but you can see the sketch before I finish in case of changes.
Please ask about additional characters being added.
I accept Paypal and Deviantart Points as payment.
Chibi Pony - $5 or 500
Full Pony - $6 or 600
Chibi Human - $6 or 600
Pony Portrait - $8 or 800
Full Human - $10 or 1000
Semi-Realism - $20
New Korra Trailer Released**Contains Legend of Korra Season 1 Spoilers**More Like This
And honestly, I'm not feeling it. Doug Walker (aka The Nostalgia Critic) has been doing a series where he's been vlogging his experience watching the original Avatar series for the first time (Take a look they're actually really good go watch them! http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials ). He's a new fan to the series and his enthusiasm and critique of the original series has only helped to intensify my loathing and hatred of The Legend of Korra's disastrous season finally.
The more I remember how amazing and awesome the original Avatar series is, the less I am interested in picking up the pieces and following these unlikable characters through another series of exploits, especially after haphazardly killing off the main villain in such a clumsy and awkward way. Not only that, but there's no growth to the main character at all. There's no journey of her learning how to be an Air Bender the way there was
Time to speak up on something! (LONG journal)Well before I get to what I need to get to....comics....oh yeah I got a lot coming. Before Unicon my goal is 2 more comics and 2 more DBZ pony pics. I want DBZ Dash and DBZ Alicorn Twilight done...DBZ Dash is kick @$$. SO yeah stay tuned for that.More Like This
Now here's the main journal topic. Hope you hear me out on this cause I think it's time someone with a stronger voice in the fandom spoke on this. It's long so if you want to read it not here....go to this https://docs.google.com/document/d/18gLHNjrMsWLWshz33KAT6heAGhLIWhWL42YB172dOeA/edit?usp=sharing.
Ok…now comes a topic I really have been dying to speak up about. This is becoming an annoyance not just with me but many people in the fandom. Bear with me on this cause it's a LOT of stuff. It may seem it's just about me whining or complaining but this will try and be as critical but respectable as possible. I've been noticing a lot of problem with the Equestria Daily site l
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!More Like This
Before you throw that pity party read thisBeing in touch with your weaknesses is important in order to grow as an artist, but are you so hung up on what you can’t do well that it’s holding you back? I'm not talking about the intermittent (or frequent) attacks of complete blockage, or even lack of inspiration, but full out pity parties.More Like This
I’ve seen far too many people on dA who post exercise after exercise, writing in the artist comments that once again they’ve failed, they’ve read hundreds of books, studied the masters for so many years, and they still cannot draw a photorealist rending of a man’s head. First of all let me say that I highly respect “self taught” artists and I’m not discouraging anyone who chooses (or must) go that route. However, setting realistic goals and finding your niche is extremely important. Let me say this: not everyone will be able to paint like a Baroque period artist! But that doesn't mean you can't be a painter, it just means
Calendar set to Motherhood ModeOn July 27th, 2012 at 2:30AM, I naturally gave birth to a beautiful bouncing baby boy, Rafael Lakan Olivares. We all came home together last night, and wow, being a mother is such a wonderful thing! Life is so magical I had the BEST birthing experience I could have asked for, and it's all thanks to Gela, my cousin, "doula" and super support person. Without you I don't think I could have done this! Miguel my rock, my love, my life, my time and space, moon and stars ♥ Josh my brojo, and my amazingly loving and wonderful mother! Positive vibes and love to everyone!! ♥ ♥ ♥More Like This
Mesti Datang! The HobbyCon 2013 Experience!Earlier this year, my friends and I were invited to be overseas guests for HobbyCon in Sabah, Malaysia.More Like This
Time flew by very fast, and before we knew it...
Our first day was spent doing a lot of eating, thanks to our guide Alyssa I will justify it as us fueling up for an action-packed weekend! We tried nasi lemak for the first time (LOVED IT), had some shaved ice desserts after, then a big dinner of clay pot rice, stir-fry noodles with clams, really tasty chicken wings, etc. and THEN we still raided Pick N' Pay for our midnight snacks because we love convenience stores and we wanted to try things we don't have in Manila.
We planned our cosplays ahead with Team Kachang Puteh, the guests from Singapore. Our theme for the first day of HobbyCon was Shingeki no Kyojin!
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel - Eren Jaeger
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin - Mikasa Ackerman
:iconweakman: Dom - Jean Kirschtein
:iconkitska: Kitska - Levi
:icondorkodile: Tessie - Hanji Zo
Is it bad to be a varied artist?It's something I have pondered for a while.More Like This
Of course people are going to watch artists who are going to draw things pertinent to their interests. For example, those artist focused on a kawaii style or those focused on sexy girls, or even because of fandoms because they do lots of fanarts for a certain one. Some are even watched just/mainly because of their adoptables.
And don't get me wrong, it's awesome! That way you can find people with your same likings, and maybe even make new friends! (for example, it's incredible how sweet and immediately friendly the kawaii community is)
But then, there are the varied artists. Those who like to experiment, and/or have no set interests but would rather space among things.
There are also those who try trying new things, but are afraid to because the community won't like them.
It makes me sad to see how many people watch them only for a set thing, and not for their actual talent.
I've seen people famous for their adoptables
Journalskin contest !! (edited prizes)Hello everyone!More Like This
My first contest will be about journal skins!
How to participate:
Create an installable journal skin (whatever theme you like - just be creative )
Send me a note with the thumb - you MUST mention, that it is for the contest
You MAY enter up to THREE skins into the contest. Only one will be actually winning 1st-4th place
The journal you enter HAS TO BE free to use on DA and therefore instantly installable!
You MAY use images that are not your own IF you followed the stock-rules and link back to the original artist WITHIN your journalskin!
To make sure you are doing everything correctly you might want to check out this: http://fav.me/d76ivji and for even further Information:
May: Speak Your Language DayHalo kawan"! Selamat hari Speak Your Language Day!!! eheheMore Like This
Sebenarnya ini acara inisiatif di tumblr, yg 'dirayakan' tanggal 7 Mei (lihat post di sini http://nickyluveeyore.tumblr.com/post/84395098783/ok-you-guys-we-all-know-that-tumblr-runs-primarily-in ), dimana anggota tumblr yang bahasa aslinya bukan bahasa Inggris akan membuat post, respons, dsb dalam bahasa ibunda mereka. Untuk mereka yang pengguna bahasa Inggris, bisa menggunakan bahasa lain yang mungkin sedang mereka pelajari, sebagai salah satu cara untuk berlatih.
Bahasa asli saya adalah Bahasa Indonesia (nilai BI-ku rata" sih), jadi untuk hari ini post" saya semuanya dalam bahasa tersebut, kecuali kalau ada keperluan khusus atau tidak memungkinkan.
Nanti dilanjutin yak (lagi di kelas wkwkwk)
Commissions open!EnglishMore Like This
YAY, COMMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN, GUYS!!!~
Only digital art~
Sketch ~ 50
Simple art(no background):
(without shading) ~ 100-140
(with shading) ~ 160-200
The sophisticated art(with background, details, ect.) ~ 250-350
Lineless drawing(with background) ~ 360-400
Cost may increase depending on complexity of the art.
Okay, prices are now known, and let's talk about what I specifically draw:
Gravity FallsMy Little Pony: Friendship is MagicCrossovers!(MLP and GF)I need creative and really interesting ideas. I believe in you, pals! Give me awesomeness!
And I don't draw OC, so sorry.
Write a comment here or sent me a note (:
MLP Episode 10Hey! I made it! No bad weather or internet fail kicked me off this time! So let's talk about the new episode that just aired huh?More Like This
Again, I'm saying this more and more now, but this was another episode that was pretty good. Not as good as Rarity Takes Manehatten and probably not as good as last week's episode in terms of what it was doing, but not an episode that annoyed me or made me rage. So that's a start.
I like the fanservice in this episode because it was better done than its been doing references lately. There were very obvious things, if and when you watch it you'll know what I mean, but there were smaller things too. We get more Soarin which is great because I've been wondering where the hell he went after season 1. He also continues to be a sweet guy which is nice. We have an official name for our bulky pegasus, Bulk Bicep. Personally I still like Roid Rage more, but that's not really something you can put in a kid's show. I like him though. He's pretty hilarious.
We also see
[EDIT] Paint Tool SAI tutorial for mouse usersEDIT: Already uploaded the Part 2 ----- here's the http://youtu.be/1oNIouE5EoUMore Like This
I'm surprised! Never thought I have long patience within me. lol
Anyway, this is to help mouse users who use SAI.
Well, apparently, someone asked me to help him/her on his/her art...
And I hope, this will actually help him/her.
I'll be uploading the tutorial in parts so it won't be difficult for me to upload.
It might take me years if I upload a more than 15 minutes vid. Lol
My internet connection is crap so please bear with it. xD
Here's the link for the part 1 which is the LINEART part.
Part 2 Colors will be uploaded soon.
Sorry for my not-so-good English.. I hope you guys can understand. OTL
The mouse cursor stopped moving on the middle of the video. I don't know why. xD
And... that's it. Hope it helps.
It's Updating Time!! (1)Normal as usual... :3More Like This
So... my Trial Exam had finished, but my mom doesn't want me to be totally free now!! Less than two months it's going to be the REAL PMR!! Yup, can't be active for now...
Great, new fandom: SLUGTERRA!!! Favorite character: Eli Shane!!! Why I got into this fandom: Ask my cousin and friend!!!
next Friday and Saturday (16 and 17 Aug), I'm not gonna be online, I'm going to my band's farewell trip for the seniors... and I'm gonna miss them...
Gotta get to bed now since tomorrow I need to get up early...... BYE!!
EDIT: Can't wait to watch this movie!! First movie in Malaysia that is adapted from a Chinese best selling comic!
Trailer (English subtitles is given): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4VGoMYGH0g
*Status will be subject to change.
If you are interested, join my group: :iconj
Submission GuidelinesThe 100 Themes Challenge group is dedicated to inspiring and motivating artists of all levels of ability and experience. However, there are a few rules when submitting artwork to the group.More Like This
1. Your artwork must be properly labeled.
This means that you need to include either:
(a) the variation and theme number in the description, or title, of each submission, or
(b) the theme being used must be mentioned and the 100TC avatar must be present oooor
(c) a link to a journal entry that has details about all of your submissions, including the variation that you've decided to work on.
2. You must submit your art to the correct variation folder.
This should match the info in your artwork description. Only works submitted to the folders Variation 1-5 and Miscellaneous will be accepted.
3. You may only submit 3 entries per week.
If one of your submissions is denied, it does not count toward this total.
4. All artwork submitted must be your own.
A little reminder and a question for you all.You know guys and gals, sometimes it's good to just take a moment to sit down and watch a show about pastel colored horses.More Like This
For reasons beyond my comprehension, the frequency that I watch the show has dropped to almost nothing as of late. I still haven't seen a handful of episodes from season 4, I haven't touched EqG or Rainbow Rocks, and I couldn't tell you what the last episode I watched was. And sometimes I wonder why I have an entire account devoted to these strange cat/horse/girl-ponies. Then I open up netflix and make myself watch a few episodes, and I remember.
I love these cartoon horses.
They're so sweet, innocent, and funny. And goddamn they're cute.
It's so easy to get caught up in the fandom and the fanon. In a fanbase this rabid it's pretty much unavoidable. There's so much to take in and to consume that you lose sight of what you were a fan of in the first place.
So why not take a little time to watch the show and remind yourself why you're h
It's Always Sunny in Dark Skyes(A Real Game)EDITYes, You heard right, a REAL game!More Like This
EDIT: This game is not the same as the game associated with MDE and the kickstarter. This is just people who wanted a see a real game got together and are making one for free.
Strange Idea #84 - Advanced Path ControlI think most of us have figured it out by now--Inkscape needs a width tool.More Like This
I can see people pointing at Power Strokes right now, going, "Are you blind or something?"
No. I hate Power Strokes the current Power Stroke width interpolators--they usually end up doing something like this:
That is a completely excessive amount of nodes for a two point path--In fact, that particular path could be represented with a skeletal path effect and look exactly the same:
Do you see what I'm getting at here? Having fewer nodes decreases calculation time on a path when you are editing it.
Now, I suppose, to the main proposal here.
2 new LPEs (Live Path Effects)
Advanced Skeletal Control (should be developed first)
Advanced Path Control (after ASC is fully developed and debugged)
1 new tool - the Width tool - works in conjunction with these two LPEs
Advanced Skeletal Control - works with the Width Tool to craft specific control poi
KefkaFloyd's Guide to Fixing Night ColorsI don't read Ponychan. I prefer to post on mlponies.com, where I run part of the organization. But I couldn't help but be amused when someone linked me to a ponychan thread discussing what Scratch's color is. The discussion was shallow to say the least, given that none of them were actually taking a deep look at what her color is. Scratch is generally assumed to be white, but that is wrong. Scratch's true color is an off-white, or a warm white, like a cream color. You wouldn't immediately guess this from her one and only appearance in the show, but we'll get to that in a moment.More Like This
First things first - exhibit A here is the version of the Comic Con poster put on Facebook, before any printed ones were actually distributed. This image, best I can tell, is a downrezzed and unfortunately highly JPEG compressed version of the actual piece sent to print. They were even nice enough to attach a color profile. There's no residues from screening, and the on
Lucky Cover with Mando PonyCheck out this duet that I recorded with Mando Pony at EQLA! I hope you like it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9GLXz3RA7oMore Like This
Ponyscape, Inkscape, Collab, and 0.5 Update!Hi Everypony!More Like This
This past weekend, I received an email from one of the top Inkscape developers asking if I would be willing to work with them to submit some of the new features in Ponyscape to upstream Inkscape! This is super exciting, and it gives me the opportunity to help contribute to one of the largest and well-known open-source projects! I believe that technically I will be joining the development team, and will be working on patching upstream Inkscape to add things like the objects dialog and tagging system. So what does this mean for Ponyscape? Not really too much will change for the project itself... I will still be working on Ponyscape and regularly contribute patches from it to upstream Inkscape. There are two big advantages this will have for Ponyscape: I won't need to keep track of as many changes when I merge from upstream Inkscape before a Ponyscape release and the features which are going into upstream Inkscape will receive additional testing to make them more stabl
ABOUT PONY HEARTSOkay if there's one piece of work that I've ever made in my entire life of drawing that I regret more than anything, it would be those fucking pony hearts.More Like This
Literally every single day (since the day I made them) I get 1-10 notes or comments about someone stealing, tracing, recolouring, selling my work here or somewhere else. So naturally, I fucking hate those things. I probably would've done them a lot more if I didn't have to deal with art theft twenty times a day.
To those of you who have been informing me of these thefts from time to time, I really appreciate it as always. Without people like you I wouldn't even be able to track down, or even KNOW about the people stealing them. So really, you have my deepest thanks and gratitude.
NOW to get things straight. I'm tired of going through these art theft pictures and reading comments about how, "He gave me permission to make it a base" or "He doesn't care". WRONG, I do care and will report you without hesitation if I see it.
To make this
Really, that much hate inside the community?Okay this is an old story but it's popular as hell! Still!More Like This
Now all I want to know is - why?
Why can't some people just leave the artists who draw shipping, suggestive pics or even clop alone? Like seriously, if you look at them, they don't harm anyone or do anything wrong, all they do is draw what they like. And isn't being an artist means having an open mind? Drawing what you like?
And the 'best' part is that the people who dislike that stuff are bronies themselves, those bronies who dislike, I might even say hate, that kind of stuff won't care about other people's feelings they I'll just go and say it out loud and straight, something like: "Fuck you" or "What the hell is wrong with you?". Now, aren't bronies suppose to tolerate? Okay, lemme re-phrase that question: Now, aren't people suppose to tolerate?
Which comes to this: if you write that kind of stuff this means you don't, you just can't, tolerate therefore, no offence, but are you a brony after that? Cause of all Lo
Merry Christmas!Just wanted to wish each and everyone of my friends and followers a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Whatever you may celebrate! And if you don't celebrate anything, then I'm still sending love and hugs to you all!More Like This
This year has been full of crazy ups and downs for me, unfortunately more downs than ups - but that happens sometimes. Been going thru a lot of HUGE life changes in the past short while and I want to extend my thanks again to EVERYONE who has supported me throughout all this. It means more than you'll ever know. Here's looking to a brighter new year and to starting over.
I'll be leaving for Christmas vacation tomorrow and won't be back till just after the new year, so again, I wish you all a very happy Christmas and safe New Year. Also, please don't be alarmed if I don't respond to messages right away...I'll be away from the computer for the next week. Besides, this is a time to spend with family and friends and those you care about!
Take care everyone,
Lots of love,
1,000 pageviews! :Dfaksdjfaerklfj!!! YEAH! 1,000 pageviews!More Like This
Thank you guys so much for getting me this far!
Just as a little something I have decided to throw a contest!
The rules go as follows:
1) Make a wallpaper of my OC (can be in any style) http://chaz1029.deviantart.com/art/My-OC-photoshop-353392901
2) Label your submission as follows: Contest entry - Photoshop - *your name*
3) Comment on my page a link to the wallpaper
4) I will judge after the deadline
The deadline is the 28th of February
The wallpaper doesn't have to be made with photoshop by the way it can be done with whatever program you are most comfortable with
Winner will receive a wallpaper of their OC and mine, a wallpaper of your OC in any style and a wallpaper of anything you like
I know the prizes aren't that good but that's all I can think of
So please enter!
The Bronies Guide to Pony Plz'esAdded a few more, but not all that were revealed to me.More Like This
Collab!Time to talk about that collab I mentioned! Please, bear with me; I've never held an event or anything like this before, so things might be a little shaky.More Like This
Theme: Christmas! Draw your ponies (Or Changelings, etc.) holding Christmas presents, eating gingerbread men, wearing silly elf hats or reindeer ears--anything!
No Canon characters.
Your character should be about 400 pixels tall. That will be the size of an average pony. Feel free to go above or below that limit if your character has a different body type, such as being a foal, or shorter/taller than other ponies.
Your picture must have a transparent background, otherwise I will not be able to put with with the other ponies.
Make as many ponies as you want, but they must be finished before the deadline.
The deadline is December 20th.
Send me a note with your entry.
Take your time! The deadline is a long way away. We want everypony to look f
One month until the contest deadline, Kiriban 25kJust to give a heads up. This contest will end to Nov 19th. I will extend the deadline for those who need more time.More Like This
And I have a prize for runner-up (a traditional watercolor/color pencil from me).
Here the entry folder for this contest. http://incinerater.deviantart.com/favourites/51577077
For kiriban on 25k pageviews, please show me your whole screen including date and time.
Btw. I seen the anime called Soul Eater. It's was awesome!!
Commissions like this are CLOSEDMore Like This
Commissions like that
(Of that style)
Are closed,you can send me a note with the character
and saying the expression you want.
Pony Price ListGeneral Commission Info Hat Pricing FAQMore Like This
All plushes are minky with applique eyes and cutie marks, unless otherwise agreed upon.
"Starting prices" are listed for all types of plushes. "Starting prices" are defined as the price for the most basic pony of that kind. I start from my base pony price and add charges according to how difficult the character is to make. Design elements that add complexity such as difficult or multicolored manes, body markings, and modifications to the basic pattern will add cost. For a full and amus
Commissions/Requests: A HeadcountUPDATE Requests are what's goin' on. Anything below to do with payments, you can ignore.More Like This
Gentle-mares and men!
Before I begin, I want to say this does NOT mean I'll be starting commissions just yet, this is mainly a headcount just to see how many people would be interested in paying me points/money to make pony vectors for them.
So, I'm in quite a creative slump at the moment. Some life problems and a general lack of motivation has me lacking ideas for Fallout: Equestria works for the time being, or any vectors for that matter, so I've decided its probably the best time to start commissions (or just requests if interest in paying me is low).
I shall detail as best I can what I have in mind for the process if and when I start them up (I'll create another journal if that is indeed the case to officially get people on a commission/request list).
First off, payment rates with examples. I plan to be
Devious Journal EntryStill getting asked alot so just another reminder that everything here is Share-Alike, so you don't need to ask me for permission (non-commercial use). Also sorry but I'm not taking commissions or requests!More Like This