My Third Daily Deviation!Hey guys!
As some of you have probably already noticed, one of my brush set got a Daily Deviation this week. I'm talking about the Assassin Brush Set, and it's my third DD so far! My thanks go to :iconelandria: for featuring it, and of course loads of thanks to you guys for supporting me and downloading my brushes Keep in touch!
ShiftyJ | Jacob
NEW BRUSH SET! 'Aurora Brushes'Hey deviants!
I postponed my plans releasing a premium brush set (although I am working on it atm) and made a new brush set, exclusively for Brusheezy! It's called "Aurora Brushes", a vector abstract styled set!
Please check out and download the brush set over at Brusheezy.com! Don't forget to share this set with everyone!
I'll keep you updated!
Jacob | ShiftyJ
Please Donate! + Premium Brush Set incomingHey guys!
I've been working on a big project lately, in particular a premium brush set that will go commercial in the near future. I'm working on a personal website at the moment to launch this premium pack on, and I'm asking you guys to help me with that. I'm a broke student, and investing in this project will take some time and money. Please feel free to make a donation to help me deliver the stuff you guys want to see!
Please donate to support me! https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=W6KBUUPS8QEH6
To thank you guys for the support over the last years, here's a preview of my new premium brush set! http://i.imgur.com/irMTX.jpg
Thanks and take care!
Jacob | ShiftyJ
2 Years!Hey guys!
I just found out that I once logged in for the first time on this site on July the 8th, 2009. Since then I filled this page with all my creations and shared them with all you amazing people, for more than 2 years now! More than 45.000 people visited this site, visitors from 159 different countries. My first brush set, Midnight City, got viewed more than 100.000 times (and downloaded on other sites by a lot more). All these figures tell one story: you guys are awesome. All those comments I get every week make me feel relieved and proud, and I can't thank you guys enough for all the support. These past 2 years are just the beginning, as I will continue supplying you guys with awesome resources. I'm also thinking of setting up my own site (help appreciated ), so please stick around!
Again, thanks for being awesome!
Jacob | ShiftyJ
btw, I reopened my paypal for donations, so if you like my work, please contribute and use the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please vote!Hey guys!
There's a small contest over at designstub.com to launch their site. Please go there, look for my brushes and vote 10/10 for them!
Assassin Brush SetIt's been a while, but here it finally is: a new set of brushes! The set is called Assassin Brush Set, inspired by the Assassin's Creed series.
Please share with your friends, on twitter, tumblr, etc.!!!
And of course, go download it and have fun!
ShiftyJ | Jacob
My Second Daily Deviation!Hey guys!
As a part of Vector Week on dA, I've been asked to kick off with showcasing one of my brush sets as an ' example of vector work'. All of my brushes have vector shapes in them, but one of them is just filled with them: Infinity Brush Set. I chose to feature this one, because it is in my opinion a good example of using vector shapes alone for a brush set.
Here's the link to my second daily dev:
Big thanks go to:
Feature and helping out with Vector Week:
Organizing Vector Week:
BrusheezyIf you're looking for more brushes, besides those on deviantART, then your best place to go is Brusheezy. It has tons of sets for almost every style you're looking for. Probably a lot of you know the site already, but I thought I'd give it a shout out anyway.
Please visit my profile page on Brusheezy:
You'll find some more info about me on that page.
1 Year!Hey creatives!
My stay at deviantART has lasted one year now! This site has been my main stage for showcasing the work I make, and has connected me to some great people. In total, 30.000 people from over 150 countries have viewed my page! That's awesome! I want to thank all those who support me and like my work. I will be here on dA for a long time to come, and I'm currently thinking of launching my own site/blog, so stay close!
Thanks guys! Off to a new year of creativeness!
Toyhouse codes for sale/trade [OPEN]I got Premium on Toyhouse, so I can generate two codes per week to give away.
Feel free to offer USD, Points, art, gfx; I'm open to all offers, however please note that I reserve the right to refuse!
USD > Points > Art *> Other
*For art offers I will hold the code for you for 2 weeks max, unless you can give me an exact date on when you can complete it. This means that I may not have readily available codes if you finish my artwork later than the agreed date, and will have to wait until I have more codes available.
Comment below if you'd like to offer!
For those of you who don't know, Toyhouse is a community for collaborative character creation and trading, worldbuilding and roleplay.
It is currently in invite alpha, meaning you cannot register without a code.
Proof that I'm legit:
Feel free to take a look at my Toyhouse for a sneak peek at
Some quick recognition tipsI remember it can be quite tough to gain recognition on DeviantArt when you first start out. It's a massive website with so many features and ways to interact! When I started out, I was lucky to have a friend of mine giving me a little shoutout in their journal, which gained me my first couple of watchers. I'll do the same in this journal for some new Deviants I found that have really cool galleries, and I thought of giving a couple of tips as well on gaining recognition:
~ TIPS ~
Loads of interaction! DeviantArt is considered a social media website as well as an art site, and offers many more tools for interaction, feedback, and commenting than Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr ever will! Use it wisely If you want to receive comments, and have people view your art, you have to put some effort in yourself as well. Comment on other people's artwork, +fav it, +watch those you really like, keep communicating. Try interacting with other new ar
16 Examples of how NOT to Pitch a LoglineI joined a Twitter dealie where you pitch to agents over Twitter, and I swear I learned more in one day about pitching than I have reading any number of how-to-write books.
A logline is a one sentence pitch of your story. It can be used on Twitter, but it's also used in person as an elevator pitch. It's the distilled essence of stakes, story, and character. Some people find it frustrating and intimidating, but I find it easier to do a logline than a query.
I got a few bites from agents, so I was quite pleased. I gained a lot of sympathy for them around 3 in the afternoon, though. Every pitch starts looking the same, and the really, really stupid ones start standing out. Some suffer from bad metaphors, bland stakes, or simple incomprehensibility. I've got 16 examples right here for you, so if any of your loglines look like these, you may want to consider a rewrite. (Incidentally, don't post your own loglines for my perusal. I'm not going to sit here and tell a bunch of people they
RWBY 3.0 - Story
Huzzah, new story for #RWBY 3.0 is up - "Reality"
This is will be broken down into 3 chapters, with chapter I available now
Hello Friends New and Old!Hey gang! This entry's been a long time coming and I've got a lot of ground to cover, so let's just jump in!
First off, to whoever got me the core membership: THANK YOU!! Your kindness was a big factor in my decision to be more active on dA again. That was a wonderful present so much gratitude and hugs. Wow.
NEW FOLLOWERS (and curious onlookers!)
Welcome! Welcome! And thank you so much for your interest in my work. Regardless of what got you here, I really appreciate your time and energy. I've gotten a lot of questions about my work, views, and all sorts of other stuff. Since I've been away for a while, I'm gonna do an FAQ in a week or two to get you guys up to speed. I did want to give you folks a shout-out though since I know there's been an influx with some of my older work making the rounds again. I'm very grateful to have you here.
Now, to my longtime friends here: You're are probably wondering "Where have you been, K-Bo?" Wow. Where to start... Without getting into to
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTED
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
YouTube stuff + Update stuffSo, things are little bit hectic right now, and YouTube has been giving me a bit of hassle lately. I seem to have been losing subscribers since my last stream on my main channel, with a very big loss on my last Animated Atrocities upload, which is worrying, especially because any theory that I've had towards the numbers doesn't fit all of the evidence. (If people were getting sick of me talking about Growing Around stuff, then I should have had a positive turnaround when I uploaded an Animated Atrocities video). Add to that that like every single video this year has been copyright claimed, and let's just say that things have been discouraging as of late.
Other than that, I'm trying to stay optimistic, although the hot summer is making that a little bit difficult. But, some stuff that's coming up I guess. Most importantly is my Animated Atrocity review - with the upcoming Rugrats reboot, it's time to tackle Angelica and Suzie Preschool Daze, that show there that lasted four episo
700 Watchers Contest!Woo!
I never thought i'd get 700+ watchers this quickly!!!
First off I would just love to say "Thank You" to all of you! thank you so much for supporting me!!! Active watcher or not i dont care!
Alright, so....I'm making a contest!!!
I made a lot before but I had to cancel most of them,,,,Really sorry about that oof
anyways,,, make sure to read everything please! it's really important,,,if you don't I'll have to remind you- (i wont do things like unaccept your entry or disqualify you,,im not that mean XD)
Aight, lets start with the contest!!!
I just want you to draw some characters
Mostly my main character, which is Rubii
Her flat colors are in the description! please check them out
and some other characters from here!
-Draw her in different outfits (I'd love that!)
-Draw her in mild gore *
(Pastel Gore, Candy Gore, Flower Gore, e
Stream OnlineI'm ready for some commissions! I will only be accepting mlp or Sonic art as I got burned out on humans and anthros for a little bit XD
IF YOU WANT A COMMISSION-
-Please come into the stream and say so.
-You will be added to the queue.
-I will only work on a commission if you are present in the stream.
-Payment is expected when work for your commission begins.
-Don't be afraid to speak up if a detail is wrong or not quite right.
-Please do not note me on DA for a commission.
-I will ask for your details in person in the stream.
-Linking to references is only allowed for people getting commissions done so they can send me the needed information.
Prices Have Gone Up
I need to make economic use of my time streaming and my prices before were not even to a minimum wage standard. Thank You for understanding.
$6 for a bust
$13 for a full body
$12 for a two characte