State of the DeviantArt SiteHi everyone!
I've been sort of off and on here at DA, mostly working very hard on my webcomic, LaSalle's Legacy, so I haven't had too much time to really do Dragon Age fanart. Or, I could if I didn't want to play Inquisition all the time. Play game, or fanart.... such a hard decision.
Anyway, I'll be on here even less in the coming months since I'm having a baby. :: I'm due April 17, which means I could have the baby just about any day now, and I'll have even less time on my hands for fanarting and other things. So things will be extremely sporadic as I adjust to new life and figure out what I'm doing. LaSalle's Legacy will continue on until the first week of May, finishing out Chapter 19, and will then be on hiatus until probably 2016. More details will be posted on the site itself.
I'll probably pop on every so often to see stuff and comment, but there probably won't be any new art for a long while. I do post sketches and things on my
Thank you!Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes a couple of weeks ago. You all made me so happy! I wish I could hug you all in person, but virtual internet hugs will have to do.
Thanks again! You all are awesome!
Disney EnterpriseDuring our walk on Sunday, Mr Bukittyan and I began discussing which Disney Princesses would we choose to make up the crew of the Enterprise. Since I love hearing what other people think, I'll post a mini-poll! Which Disney princess do you think would be best suited for the following positions on the Enterprise?
Science Officer (if separate from First Officer, they can be together)
My roster would be:
First Officer- Tiana
Science Officer- Ariel
Communication- Snow White
If you agree, or disagree, let me know!
Patreon!So I've started a Patreon campaign for my webcomic, LaSalle's Legacy, because I'm a joiner. If you enjoy my work and would like to support me, please take a look! I pay for my webcomic out of my own pocket (and occasionally my savings account) so any help is greatly appreciated.
Also if you're thinking about contributing and would like me to provide other content in the campaign, let me know. I'm never really sure what you guys would like so I just guess. Feedback is always appreciated.
If you can't contribute financially, spreading the word about the comic also helps!
Thanks to everyone who's supported me so far.
Happy New Year!I'm a little late on the bandwagon, but I hope all of you have a wonderful year this year! 2013 had a lot of downs for me, so I'm hoping that 2014 is going to be better. Mostly I went to a lot of funerals, which was not fun. I'm hoping that I can hear about fewer deaths this year, but since my step-aunt just died from lung cancer on the second, things are not looking up. It wasn't a surprise, but still.
On the bright side, I'm going to be working hard both on my art and my writing as well as work on my webcomic. I've also pledged to try and finish up any fanart things I've been leaving on the backburner so hopefully this means Final Farewell will FINALLY be finished.
I also started playing Knights of the Old Republic for the first time. I'm still getting used to the controls, but it really is fun being in the Star Wars Universe and shooting all the things with my blasters. It's probably better on the Xbox than the computer, as occasionally the controls feel a bit awkward, but at least
SPX timeThis weekend I'll be at Small Press Expo! It's the largest indie comic convention in the DC area and the amount of talent going to be there is staggering! Reina Telegemeier, Spike, Tara Tallon, and that's just a few of them! I'm kind of humbled to be in the presence of so many talented artists. And nervous too. D:
I'll be at booth number B12 with :iconansuz: and :iconChezhnian: of Tamuran with Books 1, 2 and 3 of LaSalle's Legacy. And there will be a SpiderForest booth at W22 there as well, with more of the best webcomics the web has to offer. Precocious has his own booth at A8, and Adrastus has her own booth at C5.
It's Con season!Or, it's the beginning of Chaos for me. Next month I have Otakon and Intervention, and after that SPX (and possibly Nekocon, but haven't heard back from them, so I don't know.) I will have all sorts of LaSalle's Legacy merchandise, including Book 3, fresh from the printer, and will be available for at con commissions.
Otakon, Baltimore Convention Center, August 9-11
I'll be in the artists Alley at Otakon for the first time in three years! I'm at table W06, sharing with :iconmegamijadeheart:, inbetween :iconsenshistock: and :iconansuz:; one of the best places to be. Here's a handy dandy map to find me in the massive AA.
Intervention, Hilton Rockville, August 23-25
I will also be in the AA at Intervention con in Rockville. I'm not sure where my table will be; I'm assuming I'll be at the same spot as the last couple of years. If you've gone and plan on going again, I'll be there!
Livestreaming! (edit: Livestream session is over)Decided to Livestream today. Will be working on LaSalle's Legacy pages. There's a shirtless Jared.
I need your votes! (revised)So, I've entered an art contest for my friends who write Snow by Night. The winners will be decided by votes, and since there's a lot of entries, I'm going to need a lot of help.
If you could spare a moment to vote for me once every day this week, I will be eternally grateful!
Vote here The picture is under my name, Jennifer Zyren Smith (you've probably seen the art piece up sometime last week).
Of course, voting for my comic on Top Webcomics would also be nice too.
Holy ninjastars, Batman, LaSalle's Legacy is also in ComicMix' March Madness. O.o;;;;;;! March is going to be bukittyan-begs-for-votes month it seems. Please vote for LaSalles Legacy. It would mean a lot to me. link
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Make deviantArt a fucking better place!!! Part 1Okay, guys,
I think I need to be hard. I am more than 9 years an deviant here on dA. This is good for me to compare the past and now. And maybe have a clue how dA will be in the future.
I have the feeling dA is getting more and more heartless. And I am not the only one. I set up a little poll, and the few who took part gave me this:
The first years I was here, everything here was great! Great artists, nice people who you could talk to (and who talked with you, TOO!), a lot of fun with the community, reaction on my work, reactions on what I wrote for you, feedback like comments and faves and so on. But this has changed extremly. I feel lonely here most of the time. I have no Fun being part of this community anymore. (And I think may have the same opinion, as many left the community)
But what can we do?
This is why I will write some journals, all about this topic. I will tell you my point of few, and
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Free! Iwatobi Swim Club cosplay shoot outtakes!When my friends and I first heard of "that swimming anime" called Free!, this is pretty much what we expected:
Not that there's anything wrong with that hahah, but all we were expecting was to be able to laugh at how exploitable and full of fanservice this show could be because swimming would require everyone to be half-naked. Although it started out that way, the more episodes we watched, the more we realized...
We were wrong. So wrong.
What we got was a heartwarming coming-of-age story with endearing characters and interesting dynamics. It spoke of friendship and learning your self-worth and figuring out what drives you forward.
I'd write more about how I feel about it but it would take up too much time and space over here, so here are a couple of posts that have already done the job well:
1. A detailed literary analysis and trope driven deconstruction of H
The Adventure Continues - Promo GalleryThe Railway Series Books 1 and 2; The Three Railway Engines and Thomas the Tank Engine were adapted in The Adventure Begins special.
Here are all the promo images from the followup series "The Adventure Continues".
Book 3: James the Red Engine
Mixed Traffic Engines
James and the Express
Book 4: Tank Engine Thomas Again
You need Exercise!
Thomas Goes Fishing
Can You See Fish?
Book 5: Troublesome Engines
Henry and the Elephant
Trouble in the Shed
Thomas meets GWR Percy
I'll call him Percy
Percy Runs Away
Book 6: Henry the Green Engine