Sorry for the lack of updates. I've started studying Animation at college this year.
So much to say!Well, it's been a very long time since I updated you all on what I've been doing, so here's the lowdown:
I finished collegeI worked at a small animation studio for a yearI worked at BioWare Austin for a year, as a writerI've written a fantasy novel for YAs and am looking for an agentI've started dabbling in game development using the Unity Engine.
So, here I am. Is anyone even reading this?
I need an artist!I live.
Crimson Dark http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/ has been going extremely well. It's well into chapter 2 now, approaching 80 pages and counting. I've been interviewed for The Gigcast http://gigcast.nightgig.com/?p=198 , I've been invited to join Nightgig and I've set up a mirror on Drunk Duck http://www.drunkduck.com/Crimson_Dark/ where Crimson Dark became a featured comic in less than a week. I've also published a 2007 calendar featuring spacecraft from the comic https://www.cafepress.com/crimsondark.88117133
Meanwhile, I'm looking for an artist who would like to collaborate on my next project. Please click here if you're interested: http://www.nightgig.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=16496#16496
Devious Journal EntryWell, I've got to say, the Daily Deviation which Human Error received has really started something going. It's a long story, but to put it simply: my webcomic is up and running, and going very well so far - all I need is people who want to read it
So swing by http://www.crimsondark.com/ and take a look, and let me know what you think. There's already a prologue online, as well as the first five pages of chapter 1 - that's over twenty pages in total. I'm really keen to get some feedback, since this is a very new endeavour for me.
BOO!I thought I'd go crazy and update my journal. Whacky, no?
I had a job for a few months, then I lost it. I'm currently looking for writing work, particularly games journalism but that's not exactly an easy industry to break into. In the meantime I'm *still* working on my novel - one day I'll finish it and the apocalypse will follow in a matter of hours, just you wait. Most of my art is digital at the moment, because it's cheap.
I've recently become addicted to The West Wing. No one is more surprised by this news than I, as I am profoundly UnAmerican. But it's extremely well written, with great acting and direction - I'm enjoying it immensley.
Looking forwardDang, every day it gets harder to wait for Serenity. I haven't been this excited about a new film since The Two Towers! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go and borrow the Firefly DVDs from someone and watch them. You can thank me later
You may have noticed that I'm getting back into 3D work in a big way. I'm really enjoying it, all of a sudden I'm understanding things which had always been a mystery to me and I'm starting to get results which please me. Shocking, no?
One of my SA.net articles may be published in the Southern Cross - in PRINT! Yay! That's cool
For what it's worth......here's my opinion.
I don't know jark and I confess that my involvement in the DA community has been rather limited. If indeed he has been treated harshly and unfairly, then I condemn the action.
But I'm not convinced that the rampant hysteria which has swept across this site is achieving anything good. I beg people to express their anger calmly and gently. This boycot of August 7 seems terribly childish, like sitting in a corner and pouting.
But I I'm a subscriber and I have a print account and I fancy the idea of making money from my art (one day...), so obviously I must be a sell-out and my opinions are not worth squat.
A long overdue explanationI should explain why I haven't updated my journal in months, and why I haven't been commenting on others. At the moment I'm focusing on trying to get my novel finished, as I've started my fourth draft which is essentially a total rewrite. Thus I'm doing very little visual art at the moment, and Im trying not to get too heavily into it as I have only recently made it to a point where I'm writing every single day - I don't want that to change.
Many apologies for my ongoing absence. I'm not going to be looking at Deviations for a while, but if there's something you want me to look at send me a note and I'll promise to take a look when I get a chance.
You can't take the sky from me...I have *finally* discovered Terragen, and am having a lot of fun with it. These are early days of course, and I realise I have much to learn. I'd like to publically thank: ZippoFlame3D, dadrian & Destructionist whose tips have been extremely helpful in helping out little old noobie me.
I have also discovered Firefly, Joss Whedon's prematurely cancelled Sci-Fi series. Why are studio executives such harbingers of evil? Why did such a a brilliant show have to be nipped in the bud? They could at least have let it run for a full season before axing it.
After much trepidation, I have agreed to play the piano at church once a month to accompany the singing. I have done it before, twice, and both times I felt like I was a dismal failure. I'm competant wehn playing alone, at home - but in a context where other people are relying on me to get it right I fall to pieces. At least they have promised that, to begin with, I'll be able to choose which songs I play.
How I came to acquire an Xbox through no fault ofIt still seems incredible to me - fantastic even - that I have an Xbox now. How bizarre it is! I've always been a happy PC gamer, but circumstances have changed. Let me explain... no there is to much, let me sum-up:
A few months ago I started writing game reviews for SydneyAnglicans.net http://www.sydneyanglicans.net/ . The site already had reviews of film/tv/books so I suggested that reviewing games would be a logical next step. My first review was of Half Life 2, which pleased me greatly.
We were also speaking to Microsoft about reviewing some of their games, and they ended up sending us Halo 2. The problem of course is that I didn't have an Xbox, even though I was a Bungie fan back in the Marathon/Myth days (the golden age of Bungie). So I spoke to my editor and he convinced his boss to *buy* me an Xbox.
So there it is... sitting there... and I only have two games for it. Halo 2 was a lot of fun, and my review is online. I also bought an uber-cheap copy of Mechassault... and while i
Screentone-lessonI wrote this for :iconmangaworkshop: today and I thought.... after typing this all I might share it with you as well, especially after the screentone-pack xD
Here you go:
This lesson will be about screentoning in general. As a help you can download this screentone-pack:
I will use it for examples in the later lesson.
A short overview over the lesson:
1) Basic-knowledge about Screentones
2) Screentoning - the simple way
3) Special-effects and self-made tones
4) Advanced use of screentones
1) Basic-knowledge about Screentones
Screentones are the most common way to shade traditional manga-pages. They are texture-like images -most of the time small little dots- that use the colors black and white only. The traditional screentones are foils that were attached to the linearts drawn with ink. Today most artists screentone their pictures with computer-programs. There are even programs especially for screentoning.
There are different
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OC Contest Closedis time for a new Contest
Ends on October 26
Draw one or more of my OC´s here
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New commission journal OPENOPEN
So a bit time ago, I asked in a poll what people would be interested in and listed price for each option. And it seems like almost all of the options got votes. So what better than to just open everything at once? = v =
Also sorry this might be a bit messy, DO's and DON't's are at the end as well as a form to fill out.
!! I can decline your commission if I feel like I can't do it! !!
!! complex characters may cost extra! (by complex, I mean characters that I see as complex for my skill level) !!
Few quick rules/terms of service
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
UPDATED: custom villagers! (closed) NOTICE: JAN. 29TH
after the last custom is finished we'll be taking a small break before accepting more forms!
other important updates:
1. we're going to drop the whole neopet paint brush theme and
just allow you to pick whatever themes you'd like your villager to be instead.
you can still base your villager on neopets paint brushes!)
2. we've edited the form as well so many of you who have already submitted
a custom form may want to go in and edit it! (there's a new comment to reply to)
3. the base price has been upped since these take a lot more time than expected!
animal crossing villager customs!
COMMISSIONS OPEN3/23/19 open slots // first come first serve
please check the prices AND "notes" before commenting.
MINI MISU slots: CLOSED
PIXEL ICON slots:
CHIBI or SIMPLE CHARA BINARY slots:
please remember to fill out the form!
paypal or points:
eyelashes or nah:
if you can't commission me but want to support me,
give me coffee? O : !! https://ko-fi.com/ariamisu
-you can change the character you want drawn up until i link you the finished art (i usually do a commission in one sitting)
-please specify anthro/feral/human form!
MINI MISUS- 600 / $6 ea
ICONS- 2000 pts/ 20$
note: doesn't come w. backgrou
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
How to link deviants, deviations, or websites!I am using deviant arts own help topic found here http://help.deviantart.com/81/. I will be expanding upon what they have with examples, to make it easier to understand. Just so you know I am using their outline and explanation, if you would like to know which parts were mine and which are theirs just go to the site above
How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
There are a few formats you can use, either a link of the users name, displaying the members avatar, or by linking with a personal description.
:iconusername: will display the member's or group's avatar as a link to their page. Remember, however, that the limit for posting blocks of avatars is sixty four per post, and this will not work in signatures.
This seems easy enough, here I will use my own name. :iconamarantheans: will give you :iconamarantheans: