Summer 2013 COMMISSION LIST *ANNOUNCEMENT*More Like This
Point Commissions: Closed
Money Commissions: Closed
SUMMER IS JUST ABOUT OVER, SO COMMISSIONS ARE GOING TO BE CLOSED UNTIL I GET MY LAST SIX COMMISSIONS COMPLETED.
When I finish said commissions, I'm going to change my commission list. Possibly open new things and/or mess with a few prices.
Have a great school year, everyone! Hope you all make some new friends and have some pretty nice grades as well
Please remember that 80 equals $1
Want to see how many points you have in US dollars? http://wightshadoo.deviantart.com/art/DeviantArt-Point-Calculator-252802121?q=favby%3Awightshadoo%2F50613095&qo=17
What I DO draw
MLP: FiM characters
MLP: FiM FCs/OCs
Invader Zim characters
7 Suggestions for Crafting your Story's Monster7 Suggestions for Crafting your Story's MonsterMore Like This
Recently, I wrote an article about creating a story villain/antagonist, and focused a lot on how this was different from creating a “monster.” Today, I'm going to talk about monsters, how to create them, and how to use them efficiently. Please note that I am not talking about monsters as a designation of species (like Monsters Inc), but as a literary device.
Suggestion 1: Know how a monster differs from a beast or a villain.
Monsters have their own place in the fiction genre—completely separate from such antagonist forces as “villains” or “beasts”. Unlike a villain, a monster has no shred of humanity in it—even if it once was a human (like Freddy Kreuger). And unlike a beast, a monster is not part of the healthy ecosystem of your world. It is not part of the “circle of life” (even the more predatory parts), but a force of destruction.
Suggestion 2: Your monster should be more pow
6 Ways to Add Mystery to your Story6 Ways to Add Genuine Mystery to your Story – With Reference Material for the Rules of MysteryMore Like This
One of the most common and most annoying things that I come across, when editing manuscripts, is when there is a vague mention of the protagonist's back-story or mission. I ask the writer why they don't clarify, and they tell me that they wanted to leave a mystery for the audience. This is not mystery, that is leaving the audience in the dark. Today, I want to talk about the difference between this cheap ploy, and creating genuine mystery in your story. But before we begin, let me share the first rule of creating mystery:
The first rule of mystery is that your audience should be able to see everything and have access to ALL of the same information as your POV (point-of-view) character. (AKA the Scooby-Doo Principal)
Method 1: Show mystery by revealing everything, not by concealing it.
The first way that mystery is created is by allowing the POV character to see something that does not f
7 Steps for Ridding Your Story of Melodrama7 Steps for Ridding Your Story of MelodramaMore Like This
Melodrama, strictly defined, means a “song drama,” of the French tradition. The tradition of this story was characterized by over-the-top emotions, to the point that the character's emotions were unintentionally funny, or ridiculous. Melodrama in modern literature, is a term used for when the emotions of your characters are absurd, petty, beyond control, and seem to overshadow the story; and today I'm going to talk about overcoming the melodrama in your story. Please note that this is something to be considered in the editing process, not in the first draft. There will be melodrama—but don't worry about it until you have a whole story down on paper or digital ink.
Step 1: Identify the melodrama in your story.
If you have written a first draft with a good number of characters with different wants and desires, there WILL be melodrama. And so your first step will go to every scene where there are emotional flares—of love,
7 Guidelines to Carefully Craft Story Paragraphs7 Guidelines to Carefully Craft Every Paragraph in your Story – With Reference LinksMore Like This
One of the most unexpectedly difficult tasks in writing is learning how to craft paragraphs. It's simply not a skill that we learn in most schools, and mostly relies on our reading and slowly learning the skill from those authors who have mastered it. However, from what limited resources exist on the internet, we can build a checklist to make sure that all of our paragraphs have a solid foundation, as we learn the craft.
Guideline 1: The first paragraph of your chapter must reveal POV, location, setting, and time of day.
The first thing that we need to know at the opening of every chapter is the sensory information of the POV (point of view) character. We can achieve this by starting with the POV character's name (if there are multiple) and then what he/she immediately sees, feels, tastes, smells—and how the scene is lit (time of day). In fact, this is all best done as the very first line i
Wacom Tablet and Force ProportionsI'm probably the last person to actually realize and utilize this, but this might help out anyone who feels that hand-eye disconnect with their Wacom tabletMore Like This
Wacom Tablet Properties -> Mapping -> Check Force Proportions
Basically, without it, your tablet's surface area is 'stretched' to match the screen. Here's a test you can do:
1) Without Force Proportions, get a coin and trace it on your tablet (with your paint program open of course)
2) Then, turn on Force Proportions, and do the same thing
What will you see? Your circle will be squished/elongated if your tablet doesn't match your screen size. With Proportions on, you'll get an accurate circle.
I've always felt that I had that weird disconnect from screen-to-tablet, and that was exactly what it was. It's a very subtle change, but it takes some real annoyance out of drawing on it. Basically, your tablet might not match your screen proportions, so it throws your lines off a little.
One caveat - if your
COMMISSIONS CLOSED::: DO NOT ASK FOR A COMMISSION, THERE'S NO MORE SPOTS LEFT!!! :::More Like This
I'm bored and want to draw.
If you would like a drawing of your character in the style of TFATP, it costs 80 points for a full body pose.
(example:(simple colouring and cell shading, but the pose can be of your choosing)
Send me a comment with a link to the character you want drawn, and the first 20 people to comment will get a drawing and you only need to send me the points once you've made the list, though I will not start your commission until I've received the points.
There are 20 spots available. I'll try to get them all done within a fortnight :3
1. :iconstarror: COMPLETED
2. :iconechosensei: COMPLETED
3. :iconnakarathedemon: COMPLETED
4. :iconlemthecat: COMPLETED