My Traditional Animation Journey...has begun!
For Christmas, I got a sketchbook that looked a lot like a flipbook. Before that, I have said that traditional animation is basically not achievable for me, but now that I have the tools, I'm intrigued.
First testCloud Whale (lightbox edition)ConclusionsAdvantagesDisadvantages
As a test for myself, I made this little rat animation:
I didn't use all the available space on the paper. That was a mistake. The flipbook isn't big - but once I figured out how to flip the pages to animate the details, I realised that drawing only on the far edge limits me severely.
So, yeah, this is small. Making it bigger next time.So I made it bigger. Not with the sketchbook, mind you. I took DIN A4 pages.
Flipping the pages was
Sounds of 2016With year reviews all around the internet, I sadly couldn't find a playlist of noises for 2016. So I made my own, since I thought it would be nice to quiz my family on New Year's Eve on what it could be and why it's in the playlist. It wasn't easy, I wanted to have at least 10 items, but even with my listening to science podcast all year long, I had four to start with.
Maybe you'll enjoy this as much as I do, maybe you'll even find it interesting or quiz your own friends and family. I have saved the playlist on YouTube, but here's my more detailed explanation of the whole thing:LIGO Gravitational Wave Chirp
Arguably the most important scientific discoveries of the year. Not to be confu
Do you like Xmas? Do you like interactive stories?YOU HAVE TO SAVE CHRISTMAS!! By playing this interactive video. Try not to kill Santa. And - in case you're stuck - try some of that delicious Christmas rum chocolate.
Interactive stories on dAWhere can I find good ones?
I mean, ever since I've published my own interactive story, I kept thinking about this kind of text. It's really interesting and I'm wondering if someone happens to know any kind of interactive literature Deviation or something like that. You know, one that's actually good. Because despite my best efforts, the only one I could find was this one:
Poll Saga. It takes the interactivity aspect into another direction, the story is only temporarily interactive because people can vote what happens next. And since you're reading this, she needs more votes to advance the story, go vote on the poll! And +watch :iconmy-sword-is-bigger: for updates on the Poll Saga.
So, yeah, help me out and help her out if you can. Thank you!
Help? I'm writing an interactive storyEdit: I found someone!
And. It. Is. So. Hard!
You basically choose your own adventure. Yes, just like the old gamebooks.
The story itself won't be overly complicated, in fact, it's a bit cliché... and the shortest way to play is with 10 story bits (bits as in really easily swallowable, tiny texts). There are loops in there, so you'll be able to play forever if you don't get bored.
I'm almost done with it and I'm contemplating to add some accompanying artwork before I publish it.
But here's the problem:
It's going to be in German. Why on Earth would I do that? Because I'm writing the story bits as poems. Well, they rhyme, that counts as poetry, right? And that's basically the main appeal. Or at least the main purpose.
I have tried to do this kind of writing in English a few times, just to fail miserably. Should I simply translate it without caring much about how good it looks?
Here's how to help:
Do you know of someone I could commission t
DailyDeviation! Cries out of happiness and dies.I have never had a doubt that it would take me some more years to become good enough to get a Daily Deviation... if I'm lucky. Today, I came home from a long day of work and I immediately saw what could only be one person Fav'ing my entire Gallery. I mean, over 90 Activity Messages? Come on! I was about to give that person my biggest thanks when I saw the comments on the font I uploaded two or three days ago:
I mean... my heart grew three sizes today. Then, I died of cardiomegaly. Then, I recovered from this metaphor. But I am left with a warm and fuzzy feeling that I will hold in my chest for the rest of the week.
Thank you so, so much to @PirateLotus-Stock for featuring the DD. I'm not sure I deserve it, but I'll take it! I don't know who you are or why you are such a beautiful person, but I hope people reading this will check you out. Thank you for being part of our big community that I am lucky enough to be part of as well! Here'
81 Daily Sketches - Round 2 [discontinued]Apologies for the repost. I accidentally deleted this Journal entry and I don't want it to be lost.
After 81 creations, I had to stop this second round. Scroll down a bit to day 81 to know why.
I have returned! Glory to the new daily sketches. Some of my watchers might remember that I already challenged myself to do daily sketches - and that I had to stop after 159 days. All of those old daily sketches are collected in this Journal entry. There are traditional pencil drawings, some things I tried out with my tablet and animations.
For those of you who are new here, welcome! All of the daily sketches of this second round can be found below. If you want to be updated on all of my daily sketches, you'll need to edit your +watch settings so that you also receive my Scraps, because quite a few will land there. But just in case you don't, I'll just update this Journal once a month.
Here are the rules that I have set for myself during this challengeeginni
Featuring Some Comments (52WCC #45)Hello everyone! Welcome to one of my rare Journal entries.
As some of you know, I am participating in :iconprojectcomment:'s 52 Week Comment Challenge. This Journal entry is about the 45th week and thus the 45th challenge. Read about it here.
As part of this challenge, I am recognising some constructive comments on my deviations by featuring them here.
:iconanimepanda2012: made a comment on , the third part of my Ghastly Alphabet series: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/412448393/3437894795Her comment was very useful, because she provided feedback on some things I had doubts about.At the same time, it was an ego booster, which helps me creating more afterwards. No, really, flattery is one thing, but encouraging me about what I do by saying good things about my work really helps.Finally, she gave me an idea about what to do with the blank background. I'm stil
My deviantArt Story: Happy Birthday dA!deviantArt is turning 14. And I am super thankful for this community. So, let me tell you my story about how I got here and what happened to me!
It all started many years ago, when I was using the mighty tool of Google images to look at beautiful images. Now, when I say beautiful images, it wasn't the usual stuff, like photos, colours or - probably more fitting for my age - pr0n, no, it was more about surrealism, abstract art and photomanipulation. dA was the ideal place to find the best ones.
About two years later, when my internet sessions became more regular, I joined dA, remembering the lovely Favourites and Galleries. However, I didn't really use dA until another year later. And what I uploaded back then was - mildly put - hilarious.
I would have stayed on this level without dA:
Which is OK, for most people. But not for me. Not since I began watchin
OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
justy by TaSaMaBi
Chess by TaSaMaBi
Luvis by TaSaMaBi
Thorsten by TaSaMaBi
Tom Tom by TaSaMaBi
new OC´s Couples, Siblings
Psina and Nara
Psina and Nara by TaSaMaBi
CONTEST!! 100K subs + 3K watchersI just want to thank you guys for all the support I've been getting the last few months <3
An animation meme from me by your choice
Full drawing from me
shading drawing from TealParadox
Fullbody shaded from fricklefracklev3
Fullbody from peach-iie
chibi from spaceteaii
Protecting yourself from Paypal chargebacksI decided I'd write something on this since it seems to be affecting a lot of my friends and artists I'm close to. I'll start with a few disclaimers.
I am not a finance expert. I have never filed a chargeback nor have I been in a chargeback dispute (fortunately). I have done some research out of both curiosity and out of desire to help out the community a bit. This is going to be quick(ish) and summarized. I'm also going to be changing some things to the way I sell as well (obviously).
This journal isn't about what to do in a chargeback dispute but rather, how to set up your sales so that you'll have the upper hand when having to deal with a dispute. I've included some useful links at the bottom for further information!
Regular Payments / ABs
Some believe that Paypal does not help in disputes over digital goods but a policy
InvaderZim headcanon info -Timeline added-Here's the comic folder for the headcanon https://www.deviantart.com/glitched-irken/gallery/62476396/InvaderZim-headcanon-comic?offset=24
(clicking the pictures in this journal will enlarge them owo)
Arc one's cover
(Zoline's eyesight/spiritual eyesight ref [info about that is in the description of the picture]) (Arc 1 refs [more refs below])
13 year old Zim a his companion Gir was sent to earth by Tallest Purple to see if all types of life would be able to live on planet Earth (Purple wanted this because he saw planet earth as a beautiful planet), and also take note that Tallest Purple and Tallest Red's beliefs are very different Purple prefers peace and Re
Dragon Ball Minus English pagesJust sharing this with other Dragon Ball fans to read. :3
I own nothing
This was created by Akira Toriyama him self
Close To You - Lyrics - Sans VersionTHE FLOWERS OF THE NEW AND LAUGHTER OF THE PAST,
THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL LIKE YOU, BEAUTY UNSURPASSED!
GONE WITH A WHISPER, YOU FALL ASLEEP LIKE DEATH,
BREAKING THROUGH THE EARTH, YOUR SMILE SHINES AGAIN!
MY EMPTY GRATITUDE, ANOTHER EMPTY THANK YOU,
I FINALLY LEARNED REGRET, FROM WORDS I'VE ALWAYS SAID.
NEVER MEANT TO SPEAK TO HURT, YET IT HURT TO PUT IN WORDS,
GOODBYE WHEREVER YOU ARE, GOODBYE UNBROKEN HEART.
IN TRUTH I WANT TO FEEL, THE TRUTH I WANT TO SEE,
I'M TRYING TO EMBRACE YOUR DRIFTING HEART AND SMILE!
WHENEVER I BEGIN TO FEEL THE BURNING TEARS OVERFLOWING FROM MY EYES,
I KEEP ON LOOKING FORWARD AT YOU, HOPING THAT YOUR LIGHT WILL NEVER PASS ME BY!
I WONDER WHAT THE STARS THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYES ARE HIDING FROM MY MIND,
HIDING FROM MY OPEN HEART AND FROM YOUR OPEN HEART!
TOGETHER, YOU AND I WILL ALWAYS BE ALIVE, CONNECTED, CLOSE TO YOU I'LL STAY!
AS LONG AS I CAN HOLD YOUR HAND AGAIN AND AGAIN, FOREVER, I WILL FIND MY WAY!
YOU MAY NEVER ANSWER BACK MY CALL BUT YOU SMILE AT ME WITH
[CLOSED] 3 month core membership contesthey so
i've been trying to be a better person recently
and i thought
why not make this fun
How to join:
I need a logo for my series.
Basically a design that I can use to show "this is my series"
I really want to have the logo have LK.
You can have it be simple, complex, a gif, idfc
-make a logo featuring LK
-size doesn't matter
-use anything: gif, png, mp4, idfc
-MAKE a journal promoting this
-Comment that you have created a logo (or are going to) and share this,
you will not be entered if you haven't shared this journal.
-Add the words "ABSCOND" somewhere
How to make it:
-gif, png, mp4, i don't care. Just as long as it's cool
-you can either use LK's colors or use a solid color (like white). Or not i really don't care
-be creative. I will be looking at how much you actually worked on this, and it's not something you threw together
TLECs 2nd Annual Training Show RESULTS UPSo, this is a wee bit late, please ignore the huge time gap. XD
TLEC has decided to once again, open its gates to the public for another large training show. This time, it was to be run a little differently. Last time was stressful, and thats not the point of a training show. With that being said, they set up the new list of classes and decided on a different judging style. This time, there would be playful classes as well, to make it more family oriented.
- No fighting or harassment, we are an equal opportunity stable
- All breeds may enter, but no unnatural powers may be used to get an advantage
- Judging is simple, both effort and rng for performance (guide will be listed below)
- Linearts, Photomanips, Trades, and Commissions may enter (tracing is allowed, at the very least list you have used a ref)
- Old entries may be submitted, but will receive a penalty for not fitting the setting
- No extra
Hi everyone!I usually hate seeing journals like this, but given that I’ve spent 13 years on this site and met thousands of people, knowing there are at least a few of you who would probably want to hear if something was going on, I figure this is the only way to tell you.
For the past several years I’ve been dealing with health issues that I originally attributed to being overweight and/or having a sedentary lifestyle.
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