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10th round GRADUATES:1 Arla, Sypha Scientist by Ulario, 2
Avadir, Commander Captain by MegaMaeve, 3 Ayame Hayatsume, Japanese Werecat by pheeph, 4 Blood Red Rose, Vampire/Slenderman proxy by Blood-artist-vamp, 5 Coogan Reed, Adventurer/Skater/Healer by Birdhousebirdy, 6 Courtney Wu, Over-achieving Christian girl by hermiethefrog, 7 Diana, Former Goddess/Magical Girl by Raqonteur, 8 Dini T Nguyen, Officer/Boxer by AlleycatCY, 9 Flames, Elite assassin by NinjaSamuraiX, 10 Inaumeleth, Emperor of Sigelia by Ithilloth, 11 Jabari Kosey Gyasi, Human-lion Prince by XxVampweebyxX, 12 Jovian de Rugehala, CEO/Engineer by dragondoodle, 13 Kari, Demon by GerardManSlave, 14 Kiro Markov, Super-strong redneck by Zakuro-Kona, 15 Kite, Flying wolf demon by dargon899, 16 Luna, Nature loving Fairy by theartsyXone15, 17 Memphis, Demon Prosecutor by ProbablyImpossible, 18 The Host, Supernatural Serial Killer by Cyber-Cypher, 18 Tomin, Kitsune Caught Between Two Worlds by Antika7, 19 Tourock, Banished Prince and Warlord by LadyLing, 20 Tybus Goldrunner, Half-elven Wandering Mage by Captain-Savvy, 21 Venus Ando, Dhampir by SilkyLoaf 9th round GRADUATES: 1 Chris Aubresser, adventurer by Birdhousebirdy, 2 Deimos Katsaros, Drummer of Ouro Novo by ArthurQF, 3 Eyolf Solhrafn, Norse mystic by HelevornArt, 4 Gerda, Midwife by Classically-DePunk, 5 Gina Trebor, lady-in-waiting by LadyLing, 6 Halo, Dream Spirit by Patchyb4k4, 7 Hinobi, Guardian of Ergotopia by NinjaSamuraiX, 8 Jace, pliot by Ulario, 9 Jace Pyrs, guard captain by dragondoodle, 10 Komatii Ludwig Sinclair, German Navy Sub Ace by komatii, 11 Luzy, Crime Fighter by NieEngel, 12 Makayla, guitarist & vocalist by Helladelic, 13 Megumi Ryusei, High School Student by rainbow000pegasus, 14 Moroi, King's Cousin by DihyaJam96, 15 Naoko, Ghost by LizChwan, 16 Sam Ramey, aspiring actor by charcoalfeather, 17 Samuel Yardley, Independent Journalist by CromwellInnovations, 18 Sheena, Origami witch by sorceress23, 19 Violette Desjardins, plant girl by pheeph, 20 Nuor, multi-instrumentalist by Akaszik, 21 Artorius Revana, Gladiator by MartmeisterPaladin, 8th round GRADUATES:1 Adrian, Student by delphenelightfoot 2 Andrei Novokshonov, Don Cossak ex-officer by Classically-DePunk 3 CAL-1B, Host Lifeform by Iven-Furrpaw 4 Dar Haiyo, Fire Mage by Dar-Haiyo 5 Elihal, Horse Archer by MegaMaeve 6 Genesis, genie/ vampire by sanakito 7 Hintor, Prince of Cora by LadyLing8 Iolanthe Teriae, Sorceress/Illusionist by dragondoodle 9 Jack Garner, Gunlayer 1st Class by probablyimpossible 10 Jessica Nesbitt, University Student by pheeph 11 Kandi Raver, Trickster by Cyber-Cypher 12 Koe, Killer/Scientist by dihyajam96 13 Kuzma 'Kuzya' Mayakov, Soviet writer by charcoalfeather 14 Lonoke, Architect/City Leader by Birdhousebirdy 15 Luisa, college student/soldier by el7doodles 16 Nikolai Ariti Dougenis, Royal Guard by pkmtrainerBenny 17 November Hunt, highschool student by Drayah 18 Opal Brookes, cake decorator by AzulArtist1027 19 Poloma, archer by WolfChiefsDaughters 20 Pushkari Kuraitsuki, telepathic teenager by Zakuro-Kona 21 Pyro, Xdrossi Chemist by WafflenutOfKitties 22 Souldiercross, Ancient mastermind by InkPawStudio777 23 Tara, Beast Master by Ulario 24 Tatiana LaMonta, Infanta by SilkyLoaf 25 V1-13, clone by LizChwan 26 Vanhya Vandheira, Angel Soldier by Kainatarma 27 Yngvar, Norse berserker by HelevornArt 28 Sayest, King by StoryMaker91 29 Celice, king’s privy chamber maid by Akaszik, 30 Glacies Las Bourbon, combat butler by Tris-Ghost 7th round GRADUATES: 1 A3-27, clone mechanic by LizChwan, 2 Aetius, casting recruiter by Ulario, 3 Aidan, monk enslaved by Vikings by HelevornArt, 4 Alairen, duke of Jaigon by RitellianCaptain, 5 Arsenios, soldier and town guard by Celesol, 6 Ash Ratigan, flying school boy by Zakuro-Kona, 7 Baccara Night Rose Maiden, guardian of the Dystopians by CyberFurry10, 8 Bloke, commander of HMS Cruiser by ProbablyImpossible, 9 Caleb, mage and gardener by MegaMaeve, 10 Celeste Marcella, Assassin by ArthurQF, 11 Edgar, independent detective by bertalina, 12 Emiko de la Porte, princess and fighter by LadyLing, 13 Green Gnome, antisocial gnome by GnomeTales, 14 Hadrian, knight and outlaw by Torag1000, 15 Hunter, necromancer by MadamFrost, 16 Isabelle Bastet, werecat from Inverse Egypt by pheeph, 17 Jastin, peaceful prince by Drayah, 18 Katya, factory worker by charcoalfeather, 19 Kylone, archer and rogue by InkPawStudio777, 20 Lex Ashton, undercover agent by Iven-Furrpaw, 21 Lionel Toddson, M.U.P.A. protector by MrPr1993, 22 Merry Cure, a little pony by Akaszik, 23 Mizzy, exile in search for lost friends by WafflenutOfKitties, 24 Omusa, Brave warrior by WolfChiefsDaughters, 25 Retsu, samurai by GerardManSlave, 26 Riana Keral, former slave by girl-n-herhorse, 27 Sasha, mayhem for hire by NakainRimmel, 28 Mel Sireno, young outlaw by InsaneMonkey46 6th round GRADUATES: 1 Aevathross Yoltepenaeyo, historian and primal mage by Ithilloth, 2 Alwen 'Al' of the North, elite captain by MegaMaeve, 3 Belthrein, royal messenger by RitellianCaptain, 4 Camille DeMonte, demon protector by KuchisakeKiss, 5 Clara, robot mutant lady by BirdhouseBirdy, 6 Draymond, bounty hunter by LadyLing, 7 Falco Atrico, technology businessman by Kitty-Craftsy, 8 Faria Phoenix, Pokemon trainer by CelestialWolf66, 9 Islanamara 'Isa' Kaito, warrior princess by Drayah, 10 Kylan, Youtube celebrity by Ulario, 11 Mamoru Kuraitsuki, time traveler by Zakuro-Kona, 12 Masami Kaminari, blind wanderer by GerardManSlave, 13 Nickel Gitana, RWBY huntress by cjShiina97, 14 Quinton, tech-savvy internet troll by InsaneMonkey46, 15 Rannveig, noble Viking berserker by HelevornArt, 16 Reinhardt Bösemann, fictional Nazi commander by ProbablyImpossible, 17 Revan, Empire Enforcer by DaiseyMae, 18 Sammy Jackson / QUARTZ, Jeweloid Healer by MaddieJK, 19 Sri Lanka, supervillain thief by CyberFurry10, 20 Tonii, fighter with fire powers by InkPawStudio777, 21 Tristan Thomas, robotics student by pheeph, 22 Winona, wolf riding warrior by WolfChiefsDaughters, 23 Zephaniah, Valo prince by Amasteria, 5th round GRADUATES: 1 Até, aristocrat pyrokineticist by DrinkTeaOrDie, 2 Auctus, a spacecraft pilot by Ulario, 3 Cora Saris, Jedi knight by DaiseyMae, 4 Danika, kindred courtesan by Raqonteur, 5 Emily Templeman, military officer by misssleeper, 6 Hakon the Bold, Viking warrior by HelevornArt, 7 Isugoro Jintez: Gelus Soldier by MaddieJK, 8 Jana Andersen, special force soldier by pheeph, 9 Kahi, magic researcher by Naefa, 10 Margo, accountant married to a superhero by Birdhousebirdy, 11 Marietta, steampunk maid by Petrotasia, 12 Nadasa, apothecary and herbalist by Drayah, 13 Naika Haunter, retired assassin by InkPawStudio777, 14 Puck, second in command on a spaceship by ProbablyImpossible, 15 Tehuti Naeem, exorcist and time bender by constantinejohny, 16 Travis, clone created with magic by AvocadoAfro, 17 Zhad, Shadow Corraler by Iven-Furrpaw, 18 Riku Fujioka, captain of soccer club by KamiNoDarkWolf, 4th round GRADUATES: 1 Adam, the psychopath king by Birdhousebirdy, 2 Ameran, a traveler by bertalina, 3 Anna, a clerk caught up in events by Raqonteur, 4 Aurulia, kind girl with sunlight superpower by Drayah, 5 Capt. Captain of WWII ship lost in space by ProbablyImpossible, 6 Cassia Chu, a school girl with a crus by Andoria-sama, 7 Drei by Celesol, 8 Gama, a duelist by casedlsk1253, 9 Geronimo, quiet boy with superpower by unexpectedchibi, 10 Jack Saddle, an elegant card cheater by Petrotasia, 11 Joar, pickpocketer and illusionist by Ithilloth, 12 Kye, a traveler with pyrocinetic skill by Carabolus, 13 Mina Caines, a biology teacher by pheeph, 14 Miza, a teen heiress by Akaszik, 15 Ran-Qui, a Jedi knigh by Ulario, 16 Ruka Retsusan, superhuman power wielder by Zakuro-Kona, 17 Shiik Elenath, monster hunter by InkPawStudio777, 18 Snarky by StoryMaker91, 19 Suellen Salyor, an Exorcist by Hoples, Honorable mention: 20 Aino, the exorcist by MissSleeper, 3rd round GRADUATES: 1 Ali, a pangolin in high school by Birdhousebirdy, 2 Bantyr Hasib, Duke of Getah by Akaszik, 3 Jack, the Musicbender by Petrotasia, 4 Ren, a demon hating us all by Carabolus, 5 Scarlet, a hunter by Ulario, 6 Stella Francesca Burlone, a gym teacher by pheeph, 7 William, a mage by ForestHowler, 2nd round 50% or more done: Amber Hunt, high society widow by Raqonteur, Amuntra, a heroine with sword by Petrotasia, Arianna Skyski, a racer by Birdhousebirdy, Jillian "Tabby" Chu, a photoreporter pheeph, Kasui, singer of Siren’s songs by bertalina, Marceline DeMorgenster by jaredt, Matthias by sauroctonus, Rowena, a student of vital energy paths by Ithilloth, Xed, one with spectral arm and leg by dreadful-xed, 1st round GRADUATES: 1 Deren Keizzal, imperial guardsman by Ulario, 2 Eishou/ Jaster by bertalina, 3 Johny Spikes, the pyrokinetic by SapphireComics, 4 Kaisha Hasib, the singer by Akaszik, 5 Katelyn Marie Fros, the student by pheeph, 6 Marlow Fernicker, the attorney by ProbablyImpossible, 7 Othallon Oscarius, the court mage by Ankh-Ascendant, 8 Romulus by IceBridget, Founder & admin for rounds 1st to 9th: Akaszik, Past and current admins: Aleraianprincess, Sans-saerif, Yorunosasori, Ankh-ascendant, Jazz-rhythm, Goddessgalaxia, Ulario, Reduxblack, Zakuro-Kona, MaddieJK, Ithilloth, MissSleeper, Megamaeve, Kitty-craftsy, Pheeph, Probablyimpossible, InkPawStudio777, Helevornart, Dragondoodle, Classically-DePunk, Arthurqf, Birdhousebirdy
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OC Adventure Challenge Meme 2: Weekend BreakOC Adventure Challenge Meme 2: Weekend Break
A 'Comedy of Errors' Meme.
This is actually very simple. Your OC has been invited to stay at a friend's house for the weekend. The friend lives in a different city/county (state for you Americans )/country from you so you can't easily go back for anything you forgot.
This meme consists of a series of everyday challenges for your OC to overcome IN CHARACTER. Read the text and complete the challenges. You are free to either draw or write your character's actions for each challenge.
And remember, just because a challenge isn't life threatening, doesn't mean it isn't challenging (or painful)
THE WEEKEND BREAK
(With the accent on break).
It was spring, almost summer really, but not quite, when the phone rang.
“Hey there”. You recognise the voice immediately. Who wouldn't recognise an old friend? “I was just thinking, it's ages since we had a proper catch-up. So w
Character Meme - Through Another's EyesTHROUGH ANOTHER'S EYES – CHARACTER MEME
There are many, many character interview memes out there. There are short ones, long ones, sexual ones, pretty much every question you could think of has been asked of your OC. But have you ever thought about what other characters really think about your character?
That's the point of this meme. Choose a character who is familiar with and interacts a lot with your character and answer the questions from their point of view. Alternatively, your character could answer the questions about another deviant's OC whom they are familiar with.
01 – What's your name?
02 – Are you male or female?
03 – What age are you?
04 – Describe yourself.
05 – What do you do for a living?
06 – Choose five words that describe your personality
INTRODUCE YOUR SUBJECT
07 – What is their name?
08 - How do you know t
An Opposing Viewpoint: The Antagonist's MemeAN OPPOSING VIEWPOINT: THE ANTAGONIST'S MEME
I was actually going to call this the villain's meme, but that conjours up the wrong image. After all, who is a villain from their own point of view? Which is exactly what this meme is about. Looking at the villain of your story from their point of view. Because, let's face it; a two dimensional villain makes for a two dimensional story.
And just remember. From a law abiding citizen's point of view, some of our greatest heroes were/are actually villains; Robin Hood, Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Forces, Batman, Spiderman. They might be doing the right thing (from their point of view) but they are breaking the law/opposing the establishment/government. Isn't that the definition of a criminal? A villain.
Food for thought.
LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU...
What's Your Name?:
What Do You Do?:
Describe Yourself In Five Sentences:
What Would You Say If Someone Described You As 'The Villain
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Comment Support #1 - Lack of Artistic ExperienceMy name is _______ and I am a commenter...
Well, of course you are! If you are reading this, more than likely you are a commenter, and what commenter doesn't have concerns, problems, issues or more with commenting?
That is why ProjectComment has formed a Comment Support Group to help people with commenting. To be utterly honest, we can't improve your commenting skills for you, but we can help you improve only if you want to improve.
Both commenting and improvement are individual processes. It's up to you to become a better commenter, but that doesn't mean you have to go it alone!
We are here to foster a group where commenters feel safe, where commenters feel they have the right to share their thoughts, feelings and more about commenting, where commenters have the right to open up, seek advice and get the support they deserve.
None of us are here to make fun or criticize. We are here to encourage commenters to share, di
Receiving Feedback and Dealing with CriticismFeedback Weekend
Hello! Yuukon here, and welcome to Feedback Weekend!
During previous Feedback Weekend I was assisted by B0nkers in an article that discussed how one can give feedback, today, we're on the opposite end of the spectrum: receiving it!
Before we kick off on this article, I want to do a small recap of some of the terms we used last time that will be coming back in this article.
Critique is a critical review, discussion or commentary of a specified topic.
Criticism is to judge, to find faults without providing ways to overcome those setbacks of a specified topic.
Critique is positive, looks at structure, finds what's working, highlights honestly and objectively, is positive even about what isn't working in the artwork, is concrete and specific, addresses only what is provided not what isn’t.
Criticism is n
Giving Feedback: How do I do that?Feedback Weekend
This is Yuukon and B0nkers and we have combined forces for Feedback Weekend!
Hello and Welcome to Bonks’ and Yuu’s Guide to Giving Feedback!
It’s so wonderful that you’re here, and we hope this article will be useful for you. Should you have any questions when you have reached the end, feel free to ask them! We’ll happily answer them for you.
Let’s first start off with some terminologies. There are a lot of different terms when it comes to giving feedback, and a first step to being able to give some is understanding what all these words mean.
When someone requests feedback it usually means they are seeking for critique and not criticism. There is a vast difference between the two so let’s find out what they are before we jump into how to give sound feedback.
Critique is a critical review, discussion or commentary of a specified topic.
Criticism is to judge, to find faults with
To Watermark or To Not Watermark.....A few questions to ask yourself first.
A. Do you value your own artwork?
B. Are you proud to tell the world you created your own artwork?
C. Do you value other peoples artwork enough to not steal?
The answer to all of these should be YES! (If its no MySpace is that way --> )
Its a sad fact but un-watermarked large pictures are a rippers dream come true... DA is a proven gold mine for anybody wanting to take up art theft as a hobby, and just because you have a written disclaimer in your description stating that your artwork is not to be redistributed hardly makes a difference. Anybody who has browsed the net or received a dreaded note stating that your art has been ripped will know intimately how disheartening and sickening it is, and what an almost futile fight it is to try and get the artwork removed or the ripper shut down. Watermarks don't have to be horrible clunky things that destroy the artwork its supposed to be protecting, and they really could mean
Creating a Well-Developed Original CharacterCreating a Well-developed OC
Hello! Welcome to my guide on the creation of a balanced, believable original character! Whether this is your first time creating a character and you want some advice on where to start, or you need to tweak your character, because you're unsatisfied with it, then you've come to the right place. In this guide you'll find details on the importance of every aspect of an OC, from something seemingly insignificant as the name to the powers of a character.
This guide can be applied to original characters of any fandom or purely of your creation for your own story! If your setting doesn't include some parts, like having abilities, you can simply skip over that section. Likewise, if I'm going into details on some specifics that don't apply to your character, feel free to skip over that as well.
Before I get into breaking down a character, let me first start off by asking you to do one thing. Get the term "Mary Sue" out of your head right now bef
Making Effective Character DesignsManga and Anime Week
Table of Contents (Ctrl+F to find the section you want!)
2. Examples of effective design
3. A note about stereotypes
4. Designing your character
5. Designing clothing for your character
6. General advice
7. Putting it into practice
What makes a viewer interested in an anime series? The premise, perhaps? Maybe the gorgeous art style? But what can really get a viewer interested is the characters, and the best way to make a positive first impression is with character design.
So how can you make an effective character design? In this article, I will be going over some examples of effective design as well as giving advice to design your own characters and outfits. In addition, I will be walking through my own process of designing a character
Panelling and Layout in ComicsComics and Cartoons Week
Now... how many times have you been in this situation?
You’ve got a great idea going in your head. You’ve got the story written and you’ve got subplots coming out of subplots and a great twist-ending that nobody would ever see coming. You’ve got some carefully-designed, 3-dimensional characters who are totally relatable. You’ve drawn them so much it’s become second-nature to you. Now that you are totally ready to create your own comic and/or graphic novel… where do you start to put their grand epic on paper?
If this sounds like you, fear not. Join me today to get a glimpse into the little-known but rewarding world of layout and panelling. Think of it this way, you get to play the director!
Lights, camera, action!
Step 1: Choose your format
Digital or traditional, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the basics: How do you want to present your story? This goes back to what is called the “format
Types of shading that can be used in drawingLighting In Art Week
We are going to talk about various types of shading techniques, but before we start we really need to know the meaning of shading and what it is all about.
Shading means adding values to your already drawn artwork to show form and depth.
The major difference between three-dimensional objects (3D) and two-dimensional objects (2D) is the presence of light and shadow. Three-dimensional objects reflect light in the areas where the light hits them - this could be anywhere on the surface of an object, and depending on where it is, the opposite side is always in shadow, at least if you have just a single light source, such as the sun or a single lamp in a dark room.
Without proper shading your drawing will look flat. Even just adding some random darker areas to your drawing will make it look flat.
Values are the degree of darkness or lightness. Values are made of tones. The targeted combination and application of these tones give a 3D effect. Before you go ahead wit
Using Concrete Language: Why and HowWhether you're a poet or novelist, understanding how to use concrete language is essential to engaging your audience. This tutorial will provide a brief overview of what concrete language is, and how to avoid its antithesis, abstract language.
1. Defining Abstract and Concrete
Turning to our trusty dictionary we learn that abstract means "existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence." In turn, concrete means, "existing in a material or physical form; real or solid; not abstract." So, you can say that the two are opposites of each other.
In terms of language use, abstract language, or an abstraction, is the presentation of an idea without concrete context. An example of an abstract sentence could be: "He behaved in a gentlemanly manner." The idea of a gentlemanly manner could mean a variety of actions were performed. Being a gentleman can include several different things to several different cultures.
About writingIn honor of NaNoWriMo I wanted to do at least one journal about writing this month, even though I'm no expert.
Writing is everywhere
I feel like writing is one of the most unseen and perhaps even most under appreciated forms of art these days. Writing is virtually everywhere, yet it's very much overlooked. People tend to think about writing as just the stuff you read in books, but what about blogs and journals? What about your favorite game, movie, show, or anime? What about your favorite comic? Would you even like your favorite character that much if it didn't come with that backstory that made you feel so much for it?
Yes, that's writing. All of it.
As for my own experience; I've always been fascinated by storytelling. I could watch and read anything, as long as it had a good plot and characters I could care about. I think the true skill of a writer is to make (nearly) everything
What Type of Writer Are You?What Type of Writer Are You?
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 1 “Self-identification”
With Links to Supplementary Material
While there are still a few topics in the genre section that I need more time to think about and research, I feel the need to take a break from it and move on to another section of major importance—Types of Writers. There are many types of writers—each separated by their motivation for writing. It is important to know what writing groups you fall into, so that you know your strengths, weaknesses, and can devise strategies so that your motivation can meet with your medium in order to create the best possible story. Today, I'm going to list the types that I will be later discussing, as well as giving readers the chance for input, in case I forget any of them
6 Reading Tips for Improving Your Writing6 Reading Tips for Improving Your Writing
Anybody Can Write a Novel Version 2.0
Chapter 1 “Beginning to Write” – Section 2 “Constructive Reading”
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“That's when I started being a writer. I got the Tarzan books and studied how Edgar Rice Burroughs kept the pace going, because he was really good at that. And I studied Stephen King. Although Burroughs wasn't that great on character, he was great on pace and adventure, and King i