Useful resourcesIf you have a resource or tutorial that you'd like to see added to the list below, pop it into a comment on this journal. NEW! Literature Forum: Writing disabilities without ableism HowToDrawComics.net - TONS of comics-related tutorialsBlambot - tons of comics fonts, as well as some tutorialsCan't afford Photoshop? Here's a list of free, open-source softwareUnder The Ink - comics resourcesTutorials on many things, photography, digital art, etc.Tutorials on comics and digital art by Dav
Hard rainBetween my fiance's father almost dying thanks to his hospital's negligence, and a catastrophic situation at work (there were layoffs, though my job is safe ... for now), it's been a terrible two months. I'm about to lose a big chunk of income due to forced furloughs, so I'm temporarily reopening commissions. Because, hey, I'll have plenty of time to work on things on those unpaid days off. (Yes, I'll also be able to work on outstanding trades.)Prices can be found on my new portfolio site: https://thebrassglass.com/illustrations Prices are negotiable to an extent. Comment, email or note me if interested.Commissions open Slot 1: TheMushroomancer Slot 2: (open)I don't know what this will mean for "An Unorthodox Rule" in the long run but right now I've got a pretty big buffer built up, so at least for the next few months, you can expect on-time updat
Fright + SketchatemberEDIT: Apparently I got the months mixed up and Sketchavember is November, not September. Brilliant. So now I'm declaring #Sketchatember / #Sketchtember a thing and am just going to roll with it, because #YOLO. It seems like a good way to segue into Inktober anyway. You're welcome to join me if you want. XD----- ----- -----A lot has happened in the past three weeks, so I apologize for being scarce. My fiance's father was in the hospital and it was not good; he'd had surgery and there were complications. I'll spare a lot of details but suffice it to say he spent two weeks in a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit being pumped full of fluids and antibiotics and on a breathing tube, and for a couple days there the doctors were afraid he could be brain dead. He is improving now, and finally has been moved out of intensive care and into a normal room, but he's got a long road ahead. I appreciate any well wishes (or prayers, if you're into that sort of thing)
Forum raffle winners 2We had 189 entrants in my second Thumbshare forum giveaway!!! WOW! Thank you so much for participating, everyone!! Here are the winners: Number 40: GodsDemonsMen!Number 7: mochitila!Number 148: AdrienMTZ! CONGRATULATIONS!!! No luck this time? Don't worry, I will probably do another one of these, so keep an eye out.
BusybodySorry for my relative quiet on here; things have been picking up. I'm desperately trying to finish the next chapter of AUR so I can keep updating regularly; almost there but I wish I had more time to work on it. I may have to actually take a vacation so I can finish that up. It would be beautiful to take a vacation to do nothing but art, I think. I'm seriously considering it.What else has been keeping me busy? I've been doing freelance graphic design, as well as some historical consulting work for a film project, but that's basically all I can say about that. I'm also continuing with the editorial cartooning, which in recent weeks I've really kicked up my game and am starting to get noticed in the wild webs; super exciting. And I may have a proofreading gig lined up with an independent comics publisher; we'll see how that pans out.At any rate, I'm still alive and still here. Just going to be slow for a bit.Hope everything is well with you! - jams
Useful resourcesFor your perusal. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to help.HowToDrawComics.net - TONS of comics-related tutorialsBlambot - tons of comics fonts, as well as some tutorialsCan't afford Photoshop? Here's a list of free, open-source softwareUnder The Ink - comics resourcesTutorials on many things, photography, digital art, etc.Tutorials on comics and digital art by David Revoy"What skills are needed to draw" by David Revoy"Th
The DOs and DON'Ts of submissionsPublishing WeekRejections happen to everyone. Chances are, if you submit pieces to two places, at least one of them will be rejected, if not both. Even some of history’s greatest written works were rejected numerous times. You shouldn’t let a rejection get you down.However, there are some things you can do, and other things that you should avoid, to improve your chances of being accepted for publication.DOcarefully read the submission guidelines.DON’Tjust send your manuscript everywhere without regard to the guidelines.There are tons of resources to help you find potential publishers: magazines for writers and poets, the publications that you yourself read, websites, heck, you can even Google “where to publish short stories,” for example, and get a ton of helpful resources. Each one lists its submission guidelines (even self-publishing venues have them), and that should be your first stop whenever you are considerin
Raffle feature 3On June 24, I did a raffle in a Thumbshare forum post for two 3-month Core memberships. The winners were Kornderia and Sereida-Arts, but I wanted to showcase art from all the participants. You guys were great, thanks for taking part!
Giving up on dA forumsWith maybe the exception of the Thumbshare, Projects, Literature (though I cut back on that one for the same reason), Books & Comics and the Jobs forums. All the other ones are a cesspool of bigotry and nastiness. Wix, if you're listening, I'd love for you to do something about it.
Treasure FridayPLEASE READ If you have more than one qualifying Griffian, you can choose more than one square (max 5 squares total with the use of 5 qualifying Dom Griffians). This may be altered later, as we are watching the effects on the market.What is Treasure Friday?Treasure Friday is a game you may enter once per week between Fridays. Every game will end on Friday after the comment is 7 days old and begin the following week's game immediately after.At the end of each week, the winning squares will be chosen and all the comments will be responded to. Each play does not guarantee a win but if luck is in your favor, you may win items that can be used, traded, gifted or sold! Please keep in mind that some items are account bound and as such can not be gifted/traded/sold.How do I play Treasure Friday?You need to own an o
Trading Toyhouse Codes! OPEN AGAIN!!EDIT 10/15/2018: There are 20+ codes available! /EDIT If you're interested in obtaining a code, just leave an offer on this journal entry. If you're here from Toyhouse-Wishes, and if you're on their waiting list, please tell them you've obtained a code if you get one from me. This way they don't waste their time and yours. Please Note:- Your account must be 3 months or older.- Accounts with the default avatar will not be given codes. This is because they tend to be inactive or secondary accounts.- I will only respond to people who leave offers.- One code per person only. Do not use alternate accounts to get a second!- Hidden comments are harmless, I promise. Sometimes people already have a code and other times I'm hiding my own comments.Please keep in mind I'm not looking for an art slave. Please only offer what you're willing to give and what you're comfortable with! I don't want
The Zelda Project is back!It's been a few years on hiatus but by good friend Sarah Quillian Scott Adella has The Zelda Project project up and running! This project is Sarah's dream and I'm honored to model as her Princess Zelda. She asked me to model YEARSSS ago when I cosplayed as Zelda from Twilight Princess. I can't believe it finally happened! Here are the first few shots from the set ^-^/The Zelda Project on The Zelda Project Official Website: www.thezeldaproject.netJoin us on FACEBOOKJoin us on
Blacklisted and ScreenshotsI have had these files on my computer for documentation (even though screenshots can be forged, I still feel the need to keep these screenshots as proof because my comments are contestantly being misquoted, hidden, or removed)I am posting this because I am sound in my choices and how I carry myself and believe that if I were to receive death threats again from this user It will need to be well documented.A youtube user claimed to be my scratch account (-SkyStar-) and used the channel name SkyStarArtist. They have changed the name of the channel since than, but if you search the old name it still appears as the first result. The user claimed to be myself from a different website (Scratch) and after asking them to remove my videos and stop claiming my identity this conversation ensued on their youtube discussion page, the youtuber has changed their name and channel names several times but as you can see from my replies to the chain it says "+skyst
NuzRea UpdateHiatus is gonna be a smidge longer than expected. I finally got over my block with the one page I was working on but with recent information about pokemon Sun and Moon coming to light, there's a strong possibility of a sequel :')I had always wanted to do a sequel with Pokemon Z and I had a pretty solid plot in mind for it but after it was announced we were skipping Z and I had time to mourn I gave up on a sequel but, as I said not one sentence ago "with recent information about Pokemon Sun and Moon coming to light", I've thought up a possible sequel scenario. But of course to know if it would work or not I have to play the game first.The only reason that is keeping the updates up is because if it will be a sequel, I'd want to be able to start writing elements of it into the story now so they do work as a two part story and it's just just a sequel for the sake of a sequel, you feel?So postponed until November, I already pre-ordered the game and it takes me like days to finish a
MIMESIS | original illustration book [update!]*update 170818* Re-print printing process already finished! I'll try to ship them within next week!Thank you so much <33 *update 180718*already shipped for 1st round pre-order!This book is thread sewing, it may look hard to open but can 180º open (try gently spread it)The book already released!I'll take time for translate to english and pack for shipping asap!thank you for ordering!also who missed the first pre-order, now I'm open for re-print!you can note me if interest in this bookthank you<33here is some sample!---------------------------------Hello! sorry for my inactive, I've been busy with this all month!I'll release my new illustration book working with Niola0413 in June!open for pre-order here too if anyone interest check out for more detail here! https://go
capitulo 9 :FMaunque lo publique en mi pagina de facebook tambien lo informo aquí:para algunos que me han preguntado cuando se publicara el siguiente capitulo. aun me falta una pagina por dibujar (aunque esta parte del capitulo 9 tendrá menos paginas que el ultimo que publique) aun no estoy en el proceso de pintado pero espero tenerlo terminado para final de este mes si no es así seria para principios del próximo, pero no creo que sea para tanto tiempo XD. gracias por su paciencia u.uU (una imagen de una de las paginas para compensar la demora XD)
Please READ: Our Updated Rules Thank you so much to everyone that has been accepted or Invited into our Group.We appreciate you immensely! We don't invite or accept non artists into our Group. You must have Art Work in your gallery before being able to join as a member, but that doesn't mean you can't watch our awesome artists by Deviant Watching us. All submitted Deviations are voted on. We have a group standard -That means that some artwork will not be accepted. Please don't take it personally, We always try to give a reason why we declined. Always try to submit your best pieces. We have a Group Twitter. Some artwork which is submitted to our gallery and accepted will be promoted on our Twitter site. If you don't want your work promoted. Please make sure this is in your artists comments. Please read before submitting! LIMIT >> 1 devi
Constructive Criticism MessageNOTE FROM CREATOR: EVERYONE WHO IS MENTIONED IN THIS ARE EITHER EXAMPLES OR BEING SOLELY MENTIONED ABOUT BECAUSE THEY DID SOMETHING NOT OK. PLEASE DO NOT GO HARASS ANYONE MENTIONED HERE. AND IF YOU DECIDE TO CONFRONT ANYONE, BE RESPECTFUL. THANK YOU.So lately a certain user by the name of SeredyKreisler120 has been really getting on my nerves. Below you can see what type of comments they post. Now this wouldn’t be a problem except they seem very aware that they’re trying to either troll me or try to get involved with my comics when I clearly show I’m not interested. The very first picture shows how they actually are.I will block them but this does bring up a problem I really need to address for everyone so that way not only will you guys be able to share critiques and ideas in a way that will be good for both of us, but it’ll help me improve and give you guys the best I can do.<
Creature featureI've also posted on my profile page a new set of inspiring pictures by other dA artists for the month of August. Check 'em out! And have some feel-good music, too: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?listL2uCX9b6syf1Gr2SwxxBAF-497jaSfBa1Cockatiel chibi by ShinePawArt