Guide on how to create vector-style rasters (OLD)EDIT - Dec 08, 2013 - This is OLD, like really, really OOOOOOLLLLD and outdated, and there are better methods out there.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.
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
Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTINGHey guys, we're voting now, check out my front page for the latest poll.More Like This
I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun
I DID NOT DRAW THIS PICTURE. :iconselkiesiun: DID. THIS IS A QUOTE OF HER EXPERIENCES.
I AM ONLY RELAYING THE INFORMATION.
Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
"This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to S
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
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!!
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