- Reading: Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
- Playing: Overwatch
Beauty where I see it - a feature.Since childhood I have been fascinated and pulled in by the beauty of industrial structures, in particular large machinery and high voltage equipment. It's very rare to come across people who feel the same way - who see beauty in shapes, textures and compositions so ubiquitous in our urban landscapes. That's why almost every picture of miharashi, hands-down my favorite photographer on this site, fills me with awe and a sort of unbridled joy. It's why I would like to share some my favorite works of theirs:
I'm still heresort of.
I've gotten full scholarship for a PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany - I left Prague behind, moved to Dresden, and have been trying to sort out my life ever since.
a thousand stories in every streetJapan was incredible. I pretty much longed to see it for the past 20 years - and my expectations turned out to be in no way exaggerated. Ever since we returned home I've been wishing that I was still there. Of course I brought back literally a suitcase full of stuff - food, toys, books, toys, tea, toys and toys. I'm not even exaggerating: my haul is of truly epic proportions.
Tokyo left the most profound impression on me from all the places we visited. I love cities - for the way one can get completely lost in them. Not physically, but rather the bigger the city, the stronger the feeling of complete anonymity - no one cares who you are. To me, this is the most liberating and relaxing experience. Tokyo is huge, crowded, dense, and every side alley tells a thousand stories.
Though I took lots of pictures, I have in no way managed to capture the beauty of the place.
I'd much rather feature :devburning
PhD and Japan (unrelated)I had good reason to expect 2017 to be a weird year for me but it caught up with me so fast I didn't even have time to fully comprehend just how much is happening.
For one, I managed to get a PhD position and full 4 year scholarship at the Max Planck institute in Dresden, Germany. I'm starting in September. I've thoroughly enjoyed my interview week there and am looking forward to it, even though the magnitude of what's expected of me is honestly frightening. The voice in my head reminding me that I'm not a scientist, just a graphic designer really wanting to be one won't shut up. I wonder if it ever will?
This is, at the same time, the year my three week Japan trip was finally meant to happen; and I was so overwhelmed with the whole PhD matter that suddenly it's April and I realized that holy shit I'm flying to Tokyo the day after tomorrow. It's been a dream destination for me since my early teens so I had ample time to obsess about what I'd do once I'm there, but n
streamIf anyone is interested in watching me getting to grips with my new tablet and the whole concept of digital art by drawing lots of Overwatch fanart, I stream it on Twitch:
I'd appreciate other digital artists dropping by and telling me how the hell it is supposed to be done properly - any sort of advice welcome!
back with a vengeance (and also a tablet)For the past five years I had a tottery old T60 IBM ThinkPad notebook. It ran Debian well enough to suit my humble needs, but after having to glue it together several times, it seemed a good idea to get a new notebook for myself for graduation.
I randomly stumbled upon this blog post some time ago:
Turns out, there's a tablet PC with reasonable specs and an even more reasonable pricing that is (by accident; it's not an official feature) compatible with the WACOM active pen driver and thus with a range of active pens. A Cintiq-like tablet for third of the price? And a usable notebook at the same time? Sounded almost too good to be true. But I got the Inspiron, ordered a Dell active pen from eBay and - it really works like a decent drawing tablet.
While I do have some issues with the machine (glossy reflective display, widescreen,
I don't know.I wrote my thesis during summer, defended it successfully, and am about to receive my diploma in two weeks. Instead of celebrating, the fact that my five years of study are now over left me with a gaping void and a blank uncertainty. I fought every step of the way and now that the battle is won I'm left standing there without a purpose, which is scary and intimidating. The logical conclusion would be pursuing a PhD, so I've started looking for open positions abroad (adding a fourth country of residence to my collection of three so far feels like a logical conclusion too, for that matter). But I can't help and answer the question I get a lot now - "What's next?" with a nervous "I don't know."
I admit I kind of lost myself during the past few months, and virtually stopped drawing - I'm trying to find both motivation and inspiration again.
(ALWAYS OPEN) Request Box!
I'm opening a tiny request journal in order to celebrate New Year!
I'll be most likely drawing a headshot linearts like this one! But it also can be a different type of drawing, such as an ink or pencil sketch, or an animated illustration as it will be a surprise.
I will be taking a look at this journal from time to time and I'll be only drawing the requests when I have time!
I won't be drawing all requests, but I'll tell you if I start drawing your character and feature your comment.
You have to be a watcher (new watchers are welcome!)
favourite this journal
CLOSED - 1 Year Core Membership Christmas RaffleUPDATE!
I just couldn't wait until tomorrow, I'm way too excited, so I'm closing the raffle today! I can't wait to give three of my beloved watches an early Christmas present!! Stay tuned for a new journal presenting the winners in a short while!
Only a month left until Christmas! I don't know about you guys, but I have no idea where all the time went, I feel like it was yesterday I wrote this journal and now we're so close to Christmas, it's insane.
Anyhow, my raffle will most likely end on December 23rd since we're going away for Christmas, but if anything else changes I will let you know!
If you haven't shared my raffle already, I'd really appreciate it if you do!
As promised, I'm going to hold another raffle for Christmas where the prizes are Core Membership, money or points! Of course I'm going to keep doing my monthly giveaways as well during these months until the raffle ends!
Cute Traditional Chibi Commissions (OPEN)Hey guys! I have been posting more frequently on my instagram doodle account mochamochicake
I have been doing digital art for a long time that I forgot how much fun traditional art is >w<
I found a chibi style that I am happy with, and so I am deciding to open up commissions for them.
100 =1 USD
If interested, message me and WAIT for me to reply!
If not on Deviantart, can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or can DM on instagram (mochamochicake)
Points will be sent through commission widget.
Money will be sent through Paypal
1300 points/13 USD
Backgrounds may be extra (ask me)
draw-my-sona contest 2 [$200 prize]YO!
I previously did a draw-my-sona/draw-my-oc contest with $200 in prizes .. aND GUESS WHAT I'm doin it again this spring
current ending date (MOST LIKELY will be subject to change/extension later on): February 28, 2019
1. draw them correctly, it's not hard if you put a lil effort into it
2. no begging or guilt-tripping for the win
3. no copying other artists nor tracing. don't copy/heavily reference other things for this
4. you will be allowing me to use the art even if you don't win/place. please know this!! any art of my sonas are going in their toyhouses no matter what.
5. no entries after the final end date
6. have fun with it <3
ocs you may draw:
● https://toyhou.se/958936.j- (most preferred)
Commissions 2019 OPENRules:
- you may only buy up to 3 com's at a time
- i will start on the commission once money or points are received
- i will take my time on this commission, please do not rush me unless its been awhile and i may of forgot.
-i have rights to deny you (mainly if i cannot draw the character or not comfortable drawing it)
- digital references only
-you can ask about other types of commissions if i missed any
- some commissions have options (if you want a sketchy commission the price is lowered)
Sketchy lines + detailed shading
Fully liked + detailed shading
Sketchy + detailed shading
Lined + detailed shading
Sketchy + detailed shading
3000 Watcher GiveawayI know I just held a 2500 watcher giveaway, but I actually reached that number a while back (I just couldn't afford to hold it at the time lol). Since then my watch list has crept up to 2801 watchers! That means I'm only 199 watchers away from hitting 3000 watchers
It seriously blows my mind that so many people want to stick with me, but I love you guys so much for it and you mean the world to me, I really want you to know that
So of course I will hold another giveaway once I reach 3000 watchers to celebrate!
The rules are very simple, be a watcher of mine!
Of course I appreciate it a lot if you want to share this in a journal/poll/status update because it will help end the giveaway faster! But it's not a must
Also, I will NOT give the prize to another account! The account you've used to participate in my giveaway is the one that will get the prize!
Please don't watch me just to unwatch me after the giveaway is o
Commissions [closed]closed indefinitely!
was last open on: Sep 2018
1. Bust | waist | thigh-up : $22/2200 | $28/2800 | US$32/3200 (+$2-4 for intricate designs/ large wings)
|| more examples here ||
2. Full body (comes with simple BG): $38/3800 points (+$2-5 for intricate designs; +$2 for weapons/ wings)
**you can ask for simple stuff to be added (like floating flower petals or leaves)
3a. Cheeb pixels: US$15/1500 points
(static, fully shaded, varied poses) +$2/200pts for complicated designs/ large weapons/ large wings
**US$7/700 points (
.:[2 prairie |bristle |marble] Rai's Kukuri Shop:.Welcome to my Geno Shop
I hope you will find whatever you need
Made a new journal because of a comment section clean up once in a while
FPs will go to these here; feel free to also do activity entries instead if you like~ (It just should be the same amount of FP, or more ^^)
My Kuku Loaf
The Activity Tracker of my Kukuris
Activity entries means the amount of pictures. I am going to state, how many Kukuris i want per picture in the bracets.
Activity rolls means the amount of rolls that are going to made for my Kukuris. Ex. 3 rolls for three different Kukuris can be done in one picture! (if they have a similar diet)
I will give out deadlines for max 1 month. If this deadline is over without you noticing/asking me to extend the deadline, i will cancel the deal! you
Kumo contest!well its a little late but we finally reached 10k watchers, and I just wanted to say thank you. You guys have stuck with me through thick and thin, pushed me to keep going and to follow my dreams. Here's to you! You deserve more than I can give.
and so I have gift for you ;v;
that will require your participation
So I recently made a species called Kumo
small doggos that turn into large doggos with clouds on their backs.
for this contest you can MAKE YOUR OWN
I will pick multiple entries and declare them official Kumos
1. This contest is for watchers only
2. All entries need to be SUBMITTED TO THIS JOURNAL
3 All entries need to include a small doggo and large doggo form.
4 only ONE entry per person so take your time
5 entries that I don't think stick close enough to the species will be declared dragons (Y