It's Happening!!Louis is starting to talk!
For those asking, I'm animating directly into the computer using a Wacom tablet. The animation program I'm using is TVPaint Animation 10 Pro. Super expensive so I use the school computers, but it's like the illegitimate love-child between Photoshop and Adobe After Effects without Flash's niggling tendencies to crash every ten minutes. That program is sex. <3
Pursuit of a DreamMore Like This
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Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
FREE 900 POINTS GIVEWAY!WHAT YOU MUST TO DO!More Like This
WATCH ME- :ICONRYKY: FAV THIS JOURNAL
I will select one winner already this Wednesday!
AND THE WINNER IS
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenMore Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
A Daily Deviation WHUT.Holy Smooookes, my silly 'Be Good To Each Other' comic was selected as a DD! That's crazy and awesome!!More Like This
Thank you to :iconkozispoon: for the selection and :iconmagpiefreak: for the recommendation, and for all the amazing responses from people, you guys have no idea how encouraging it is! What an honorrrr T___T It's a piece with a message I think is really important (the impending doom of alien overlords if we don't all shape up), so I'm super flattered and really happy if the comic had a positive effect on anyone. <3 <3
A few folks have asked me if they can get a print of the comic, and the answer is YES!
YOU CAN GET A PRINT HERE IF YOU LIKE!
You guys have made for a seriously happy Nate.
Valentine's Special: Creepy Beautiful Love part 3More Like This
Creepy Love Story Part 3
By Arecus. Conberma (Liyu Conberma)
Shipping: OCxOC (Benonic x Carrie)
P.S: “…” Italic words are Benonic’s words.
P.P.S: PLEASE FORGIVE MY POOR GRAMMAR!
"I've waited long enough to do this," one of the goons declared with an evil sneer, "sweet revenge." then he delivered another kick on Benonic's ribcages, one of the paybacks from the humiliation he had a month ago.
Benonic was bound in chains around a strong, sturdy oak tree, his faint conscious got him observe his surroundings. Apparently, he was in the middle of the forest, only a bit further from the kingdom of Cosium. As he continued enduring the physical tortes he kept receiving from the idiotic goons in front of him; they used whips, their fists, and their kicks to release all their stress on him. But all of these tortures were nothing to him compare to what he had received from his dark childhood.
But at le
100 Themes Challenge - 004 - LightLightMore Like This
Donatello's eyes cracked open to meet with the pitch late night darkness of his room.
He sighed. It was yet another night of wakeful sleeping. He rolled on his side to see his youngest brother, Mikey, lying on his back next to him and snoring lightly.
“No wonder I can't stay asleep,” He thought.
He groaned and rolled over on his stomach. Maybe a change in position could help him get to sleep. He shut his eyes and snuggled as close to his blankets as his flesh would allow.
After several minutes of shifting and readjusting, Donnie still had no luck getting back to sleep. He glanced out of his open door and saw it again: a faint light shining from somewhere off in the lair. He had seen it every night for the past week around the exact same time.
He sat up and stared at it. Where was it coming from? He couldn't tell. Perhaps one of his brothers had been getting up to go the bathroom every night around this time? Couldn't be Mikey, though. He was right there.
The curious l
100 Themes Challenge - 003- DarkDarkMore Like This
There once was a bitter old man. He lived alone in his old farmhouse long after his wife had passed.
“How did she die?” Mikey asked.
“What?” Raph snapped.
“How did his wife die?” he innocently asked again.
The four brothers sat on their blankets in a circle. They had made a tent in their living room out of extra linens and after hours of begging and pouting, Splinter had agreed to allow them to keep their tent up and camp out in it for one night only.
“How am I supposed to know how she died?” Raph growled.
“Well it's your story!” Mikey argued.
“Mikey, shoosh!” Leo said. “Let Raphie tell the story.”
“Anyway, as I was saying...”
The man would stand at his living room window all day and watch all the cars and people that passed his home, daring them to step too close.
“Okay, technically, a car can't step anywhere...”
Raph groaned. “Donnie, shut up! You know
Nekoi Island?More Like This
This is were most Nekoi are born and live (:
Shape of the island will very likely be changed/simplified.
I will write more detailed descriptions about the Island here as I keep developing it.
Spots of interest:
The most popular spot where Nekoi gather.
Very colorful Nekoi and marine animals live here.
A calm, isolated lake surrounded by a forest
Many streams and rivers where freshwater Nekoi live.
A spot with a lot of weird flowering plants and fruits.
Many Nekoi gather here for eating, playing and relaxing.
Nekoi living in deep water have the ability of bioluminescence.
Abyssal Nekoi are often more territorial and aggressive than other Nekoi.
They are rarely seen at the surface.
A small, mysterious island, surrounded by very high cliffs and a volcano.
HelplessMore Like This
I lived in the orphanage on the edge of Ponyville. It was a nice place. The foals there were quite nice too. I couldn't complain. I did wish I had a family though. I would always wonder what it would be like to have a permanent home with a mother and a father. Maybe even a brother or sister. It's too bad my parents didn't want me. They probably thought that I was helpless and wouldn't be able to live up to their expectations or something. I might not have been able to but I am in no way helpless. I guess when you're disabled, ponies automatically assume you can't take care of yourself.
Oh yeah, that's right, I didn't quite introduce myself. My name's Anthea. I'm a unicorn mare and I'm blind.
Anyways, back to the story. Because of my disability, I'd always get special treatment from everypony at the orphanage. Or at least from the ponies who did talk to me. Some wouldn't because they thought I was weird or distant from them which is kinda understandable
Diana's prologueYou know those stories-those stories that always start with the main characters doing something random and then stumbling upon another character that supposedly is coupled with them? Well-I always wanted a story like that where I could do something heroic and then meet the guy of my dreams. Don’t get me wrong for my fantasy tales, but believe me every girl out there would and will dream of something like that. Sometimes there are girls out there who fall in love with guys who don’t even exist in reality and can only show express their love for them by creating a virtual based character that’s based off of them. Yet it’s fun to see how many would just love to put themselves in their own created character’s shoes just to hit off with the virtual guys.More Like This
But my story isn’t like that. I don’t have a prince charming. I don’t know the first thing about virtual characters. I’m not that important……but uncle says there is a re
Warm Up:iconsparklesplz::icondajc-w1::icondajc-w2::icondajc2::icondajc2::icondajc2::icondajc3::iconsparklesplz:More Like This
Welcome to my web page gallery were do I express my art and my passion I am always practicing to get better at it little by little!!!
University starts again many things have happen but im still practicing my new challenges the 3-D and to outcome the other programs so little time so much to do. Hope by God that this year will be good since last year was very hard to me. Playing Mass effect but with Zelda nostalgia. Tired of gamers and otaku that cant stop criticizing everything and do nothing about themselves. Also hope to show-off my journey cosplay on Comi-con!! Hope that everything gets better and that I will be strong enough to outcome everything!
Playstation ID: Animangagurl > add me if you want to play some mass effe
A weird journalCAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT HOW COOL JELLYFISH ARE?More Like This
THESE BABIES HAVE BEEN IN OUR WORLD FOR LIKE, 500 MILLION YEARS.
AND THEY ARE BLIND AND FREAKING SLOW . LIKE IF THEY WERE ANY SLOWER THEY'D GO BACKWARDS OK.
BUT THEY STILL FUCKING KICK BUTT.
I MEAN OH MY EFFING GOD THEY ARE 96% WATER AND SOME OF THEM CAN STILL KILL WITH JUST TOUCHING PEOPLE (take a look at the Chironex Fleckery, that amazing little fucker), OR WEIGHT ENOUGH TO SINK A MOTHERFUCKING JAPANESE FISHING BOAT (Like the Nepomilema Nomura)
NOT TO MENTION THERE ARE SOME WHO ARE LITERALLY FUCKING IMMORTAL (Fucking Turritopsis Nutricula FTW!! Look it up guys, it's really the most fucking awesome thing in the world ok).
WHY THE FUCK IS THERE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN ALIENS AND PARANORMAL SHIT WHEN THE COOLEST AND MOST SURREALISTIC STUFF ARE IN FRONT OF THEIR FUCKING EYES OH MY GOD PEOPLE SERIOUSLY THERE'S IMMORTAL BEINGS IN THE PLANET WHO LITTERALLY HAVE NO EYES AD STILL CAN GIVE YOU THE MOST PAINFUL DEATH
Don't give up..Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time. A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up." Your dad runs to your room. He looks at yoMore Like This
QnA Podcast SessionHey guys,More Like This
The VAs and myself are mighty busy this week, so there won't be any podcasting this evening. However, due to the drastic timezone differences having any sort of livestream would be impossible, as our only convenient times are midnight in the States, the early a.m. in Europe/UK, and just after noon for me.
As such, we'll only be able to answer questions you guys post here, in the Comments section of this journal, and then upload it as another vlog. We'll probably only be able to get around to another podcast next weekend, so you have a good while to ask us anything.
Bear in mind we won't repeat questions, and we probably won't be able to get through them all, but if there's anything you want to ask the VAs or even myself about Honour Amongst Thieves, the process, how they got the voices, the color of their socks, anything at all ... then now's the time to ask.
I will update you all with the podcast, whenever we do get around to it. You will be able to find it in the HAT
Meet Louis?Now that I've made you look ...More Like This
Anyone in Düsseldorf, Germany, who is going to the DoKoMi con should keep their eyes peeled for :iconmonsieurlefrereduroi: and her girlfriend, who will be dressed as Louis and James respectively this Sunday (19th). She's dressed as Louis before, and cuts an absolutely fabulous~ figure:
I thought people only cosplayed famous characters?
And I am super excited to see photos this time around, especially since she's outdoing herself yet again and making new, more exact costumes ...
Sneak-peaks, what a tease!
I am so flattered that people like my characters enough to want to cosplay them, especially when they do such a bang-up job of it. I will not be there, because I live all the way on the other side of the world in Singapore, but anyone over there do say hi! They're friendly people!
Perfect Timing ....A visit from Aunt Flo when I'm already feeling dizzy, sick, and nauseous from a combination of exhaustion, stress, and sleep deprivation ...More Like This
OH FICKLE LADY FATE I LOVE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR HAR-DE HAR HAR.
Louis, Louis, Always Whining ..."I'm not whining, I'm complaining. Do you want to hear whining?" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_detailpage&v=l8r7ZNrKxFI&listLv0aJNOpaJrotahQ1swwUQd8wjr9TfWVQ#t=450sMore Like This
Okay, no, on a more serious note: I've just had to re-draw the last two days' worth of frames and in-betweens for Louis because I realized I'd been drawing him "wrong".
Throughout Louis's character progress he's undergone several changes, most based on my own personal decisions, but many were also due to feedback from you guys here on DA, and I realise now that the "Louis is too skinny I don't like it" comments got to me more than they should have.
What these people don't realize is that Louis is ridiculously tall and skinny on purpose: he's a cartoon. He's not meant to be realistic, he's meant to be an exaggeration of the flamboyant gay stereotype, the skinny French stereotype, and his design reflects his wiles and cunning when it comes to out-witting his opponents. Out of al
Books Are BackMore Like This
Hardcovers, softcovers, calendars and other things are available again in the 4DE online store!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
Difficult ChoicesHello friends. I'v been on and off with dolls for a while now but it appears this is a major off. Then every time I pick one up for photos, it's Harmony. Well this off time is a bit different. I'v just gotten married and i'm immigrating to Canada and you wouldn't believe how expensive it's turning out to be. This wouldn't have been such a problem a year ago when I moved here with all my funds, but a year of no jobs leads me here. Luckily we have some amazing friends who have given us things like pots and pans etc. But the overall need for extra funds is still there. Which leads me to this.More Like This
May. I love this doll so much and yet it's always Harmony i'll go to. I'v had her for almost a year now and it's been wonderful but with few photos to show for it and even fewer moments of contentedness with her doll form I think it's time for her to go. So here she is.
THANK YOU SHE IS SOLD<3
Supia Yisol- 350$
NS urethane resin
Made in December of 2010 (or 2011, can't remember)
Does not have any:
vasha ptichkai want you to read me stories,More Like This
the very same ones
as i wrap you into,
catch you in their bindings
and smell you,
clean and summer,
inside the pages.
standing in your shower,
i wear the bodywash
that is a signature of yours,
foreign on my skin.
sometimes you are there with me,
and we are children again
as we splash water
on one another's naked bodies.
i am turning you into
a bigger reader,
a braver hero,
a stronger soul;
you tell me that
you put your phone down
and buckle your seatbelt
when you get behind the wheel
because you imagine my face
if you told me you didn't.
i want to be something new for you.
a better lover,
a happier smile,
the warmest arms you could ever need.
i never want to waver
even as tides crash my knees,
and i want you to always hear it,
close to your ear or across the state,
when i tell you
you mean the world to me.
It's not hatred, it's incredulity.when i was ten years old myMore Like This
teacher asked the class,
"if you were god, what would
and i remember
biting my lip so hard
that it bled. carefully,
i wrote about
how i would teach
kids from an early age on how to
love yourself and no one
else and that there is no such thing as
an almighty power that will pity
you and answer your desperate prayers
at three a.m. because you're the only one
who has that kind of control.
when i handed it in she just looked
at me like i was the
her child's bed. the next day i
was sitting in her office wondering
why it was so wrong to
talk about what's in your heart at a catholic
school when that's what the priest tells
you to do at every sunday mass and
the teacher asked me
another question, "do you
hate god?" and i
wanted to scream "yes, yes!" because
how can a god let the world
slip through their fingers like this one has?
but instead i answered,
"no. i just don't think there is one."
and sat in the chair,
staring at the cross on t
Gone so longHahah well.More Like This
So I waited 10 months for my hand to heal...and I'm in debts due to medical bills. Hand is finally nearly healing, I thought I could finally quit this host gig and apply to anything art related. Or just draw normally.
My laptop broke.
Oh the irony. My shiet are all drawn digitally.
To compose a nice artsy resume for a graphic design job,
I'd need a laptop.
I'm incapable of buying a new laptop at this moment. (
Looks like I'm stuck at a job that goes nowhere for awhile.
Long hours, inadequate pay.
I stood outside a restaurant looking at their menu for the longest time...and promised to myself. One day, I'll make a living off of what I love. I'll make more than enough so I'd never have to be outside of a restaurant, studying their menus and chuckle at how one item will cost an hour and a half of my life working (at a job irrelevant to my field, feeling helpless, hopeless and useless) in order to be able to afford it.
My sister called me lazy today.
I work 40 hours a week. Hit
a.i know she uses toothpasteMore Like This
to whiten her teeth
but that's not the reason
her smile is so bright
she's got everything painted blue
with either morrissey
playing in the background
but not loud enough for you to hear the words
unless she sings them herself,
& it's much prettier that way.
i like the feeling i get
when i pull her hips
& when our chests mesh,
the way our breathing picks up
like a band when the singer
begins a new song.
we aren't anything apart
but when the lights dim
and our glasses fill,
i swear you can hear a hum
and the pluck of a guitar
searching for its harmony.
i don't see myself when i look in the mirrormy mirror shows meMore Like This
a woman with the face of a daughter,
with a body tainted by years
of scars and starvation,
and ruined by a set of hands
the woman can hardly remember.
it does not show,
myself to myself.
there are wide blue eyes
and bags of gold
hanging off the chest,
and i know this is me
but it is not my soul-
to a place where it
a burden of destruction,
a simmering funeral pyre,
is not that place.
Miss me? My boys?Hey heyMore Like This
It's been ages since I've actually done something on here.
I was just wondering if you guys would like to see some doll pictures again. I have done practically nothing with them for the past few months. Yuki and Hya have new faceups and I was hoping that would stir something inside me, but it's doing absolutely nothing. I think it's a shame because I used to get all excited about thinking of photo shoots and dressing them up, but all of that seems to be slipping away. I miss it. I really can't be bothered with taking them from their shelf or even pick up my camera. I still love them. That will never change. But my love for this hobby is not exactly there anymore.
I wonder what I should do about it. If I should just wait until it returns to me or if I should force myself to just take some pictures again.
(I have been so inactive on dA that I won't be surprised if most of you have forgotten I even exist. Not judging)
Secret Time IAnd it has been about a thousand years since I last posted a journal entry. So here is a new one! I thought maybe it would be fun just to write some random personal @&#$ about myself and the doll "hobby"More Like This
I hate white skin dolls. I hate them so much. I discovered this after purchasing a royal TON of them on the 2nd hand marketplace when prioritizing by sculpt (goes something like this: "I want doll A, and I will buy him as cheap as I can in whatever color I can find"). I started working on these pasty people and trying to come up with some sort of pleasing color scheme for them and the way they limit me makes me want to flip a table. Don't get me wrong. There is something enchantingly beautiful about the yellowing of their skin over time, the way it turns into a soft, sickly parchment yellow tinged white (or can) but it is SO beyond the natural spectrum of human colors. . . I have simply grown to resent it in my own collection. If I could do anything significa
Secret Time II : Face-up Sealant Run DownHello all! I wanted to write a quick journal before an afternoon of work addressing some face-up topics such as media and technique tips (from my own personal habits). I hope that this information may be useful to those of you who have expressed curiosity to me in the past.More Like This
Sealants are an essential part of the equation for non-airbrush media BJD face-ups. The two I have found I most like to use are Mr Super Clear Flat (Matte) and Purity Seal (by Citadel / Games Workshop). Because you hear a lot about one of these sealants (MSC / Mr Super Clear) and information about Purity Seal can be somewhat more difficult to find, I'd like to do a quick run down of both for you.
Mr Super Clear Flat comes in 67ml can
Purity Seal comes in a 400ml can (don't even have to say this -- WAY MORE SEALANT)
Mr Super Clear can only be purchased online (I purchase mine on Amazon or JunkySpot, depending on who has the better price after shipping at the time)
Purity Seal can only be purchased in store a
Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the RingsMore Like This
Cosplay Friday: My Precious
The ring bearer by SusaStrawberry
The characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been enticing readers for over 60 years.
Today fans are able to journey to the magical realm of Middle-earth through the wizardry of Peter Jackson’s revolutionary six film cinematic adventure.
Jackson ushered in the age of the modern day movie franchise by questionably shootin
In a Human's World - Part 2Over the next week I talked with Khorar extensively. I couldn’t help but constantly whine about how much I longed for the outside world. I missed the forest and the animals. One day when I was to begin my meditation training, Khorar sat me down and told me “You can go where ever you want in your mind. If you miss the woods, clear your mind and picture them.” I closed my eyes and started imagining the stream that ran through the forest behind the village. It felt so real as though I could reach out and touch the trees or feel the cool water between my fingers. I opened my eyes to my chamber. To closed stone walls lit by candles. My eyes began to water and I looked over at Khorar. “In time you can go to these places without leaving the monastery. You can free your spirit and return to your body when you are ready.” He explained to me. I gained a confused look on my face “How is this even possible? Wouldn’t I die if my spirit left my body?”More Like This
In a Human's World - Part 1This book is meant to be a journal of my past, present and future experiences as I remember and see them through my own eyes. I am telling you my story because I wish for others to know my story. In person I may not say much and so appear to be a blank slate but there is so much more to me than what you see. I hope that by reading this, you may gain some insight into why I am the way I am...More Like This
The furthest back I can remember is one morning when I was ten winters old. I was a beautiful child. I had sandy brown hair, bright blue eyes and two birthmarks; one on my right buttock and one covering my right eye. They were both in the shape of hearts and so were a source of ridicule from the children where I lived. I awoke early that morning to visit my favorite place in the woods near the village where I lived with my parents. This village was part of a human kingdom called Araile under the rule of King Gorlon III and so was very strict and tried to control everyone through fear and the tip of