I must be crazy. On something resembling an impulse, I've launched a webcomic adaptation of the “Cool Story, Bro!” concept from my website. If mediocrity is your scene, check it out.
Cool Story, Bro! on Comic Fury
New ComputerNew computer has been acquired and installed in the bedroom. I shall call it Tedd, and it looks really pretty with purple Aero windows, the Bubbles screen saver, and this artwork by Dan Shive as the wallpaper.
Tedd has a hyperthreaded quad-core i7 CPU at 3.4GHz, and 32GB of RAM, running Windows 7. I look forward to exercising all this processing capability for art and entertainment.
Camera RevivalI may begin using my 3.3 MPix* camera with renewed frequency. Apparently, its battery contacts need periodic cleaning. But I also acquired a 4×D-cell external battery pack for it, for long-lasting power. Now that I don't think I'll be replacing this thing anytime soon, maybe I'll try to develop an ICC profile to take care of the corrections I always seem to be applying.
* I don't know where they get that 3.3 megapixel figure. The largest pictures it takes are 2048x1536. That's 3,145,728 pixels. Or, exactly three binary-million pixels.
The Meaning Of Llamas (rant-ish)So deviantART rolled out this whole Llama Badge thing a couple of weeks ago. I've now received several, mostly from people I've never heard of, who never commented or +fav'd my work. Apparently, each deviant can give a Llama Badge to each other deviant, at most once. Furthermore, this requires confirming one's site password. That's a lot of pressure to think twice before awarding a Llama Badge.
And I don't even know what they're supposed to mean.
Okay, I guess it's a good thing. But how good is it? If they cost nothing to give, are they worth anything? By what criteria should I decide whether to give a Llama Badge?
And then people started trading Llama Badges for other dA commodities, notably Points. And then dA came out with this Points-for-Llamas market thingy, further complicating the matter. I don't know if that makes Llamas more valuable or just cheapens them by taking artistic merit
#roadgeeks Group (now online!)So, I went and filled out the form to create a Group called #roadgeeks. My first choice would have been #roadgeek but apparently there's been a ~roadgeek for about a month now who hasn't done a single thing since creating the account. Annoying, isn't it? Anyway, I know there are a few highway enthusiasts out there on deviantART so there should be a group for that. For that matter, there seems to be a fair amount of incidental roadgeek material from non-roadgeeks which will make for a well-populated Group Favorites section. So, I await the group's birth, and I have a couple of people in mind who will receive invitations to join at that time.
Update: :iconroadgeeks: is online and accepting membership requests!
ObsoleteI just noticed, every single item I listed for "Tools of the Trade" on my front page could be considered "obsolete" in some way. But it's all still useful, at least enough for my purposes.
That said, I want a new camera for my birthday.
P.S. Why do all the "journal skins" options appear to be available now? I don't have time to see if they actually work, but it's odd to see the options...
WatchlistI just went through clearing out all the deviations, journals, notices, etc. in my Message Center. (There were nearly 400 deviations in there...) Some of the items I just went though were months old. I still have to get to the Feedback section, so to all those folks who commented and +fav'd me, you'll get responses soon.
My watchlist is pretty big, but I don't think I'll be dropping anyone. I'll just have to check dA more often.
GenderYou know, I'm just really bad at guessing what people's genders are on deviantART. There have been multiple times when I've assumed someone on my watchlist was a girl, and then I see something that indicates otherwise; and vice versa. To complicate matters, there are at least a couple deviants I watch whom I believe to be transgendered.
Does it matter? Absolutely not. I don't mind the occasional amusing surprise.
Oh yes, and in case it's not already blindingly obvious, I'm a guy inside and out.
Dude, I got a Dell!As a birthday present, and compensation for being his wedding photographer, my dad got me a new Dell PC. It has dual 2.4GHz processors, 3GB of RAM, and a cool Realtek sound card. I'll probably have to get a nice GeForce graphics card later -- I want to be able to play Flight Simulator X -- though it will be interesting to see how well FS 2004 works with the built-in Intel graphics card. Anyway, the new computer runs Windows XP Pro, and I've named it Dexter. I'm still in the process of installing software and customizing the settings, and when I finish expanding the home network, I can copy my old documents over from Niklas, my 2002-built 721Mhz P3 running Windows 98SE.
Commissions 2019 CLOSEDRules:
- you may only buy up to 3 com's at a time
- i will start on the commission once money or points are received
- i will take my time on this commission, please do not rush me unless its been awhile and i may of forgot.
-i have rights to deny you (mainly if i cannot draw the character or not comfortable drawing it)
- digital references only
-you can ask about other types of commissions if i missed any
- some commissions have options (if you want a sketchy commission the price is lowered)
Sketchy lines + detailed shading
Fully liked + detailed shading
Sketchy + detailed shading
Lined + detailed shading
Sketchy + detailed shading
Genos: 1AR clearout 7/16Updates:
Clear out some of these older Genos, 1AR price drop for some uncommon marks and rare tails.
Items currently for sale:
Blacksmith's hammer x3
10CP / FREE if you buy a Geno with $
Holy's Heirloom x1
Warrior's Embrace x2
Large Box of Crafts X2
$15 / 40CP
Green Anji X1
Striped Anji X1
Kicuan Secretary X1
Sembo Betta X1
Genos currently for sale:
BOLD - Uncommon | BOLD ITALIC - Rare | BOLD UNDERLINE - Ultra Rare
Genos up for open offers:
2) (Male - Vayron - Runner - Healthy)
F: Lisse Coat
T: Long Ears, Whip Tail, Feline Eyes
P: Oriental Freckled Coin
1) (Male - Vayron - Puller - Health
DRAW-MY-SONA contest 2 [$200 prize - CLOSED]edit:
I have to put this out there for only extending it twice I guess but^
I previously did a draw-my-sona/draw-my-oc contest with $200 in prizes .. aND GUESS WHAT I'm doin it again this spring
current ending date (MOST LIKELY will be subject to change/extension later on): February 28, 2019 now MAY 31, 2019
1. draw them correctly, it's not hard if you put a lil effort into it
2. no begging or guilt-tripping for the win
3. no copying other artists nor tracing. don't copy/heavily reference other things for this
4. you will be allowing me to use the art even if you don't win/place. please know this!! any art of my sonas are going in their toyhouses no matter what.
5. no entries after the final end date
6. have fun with it <3
Closed for now
requests are closed until I finish drawing the characters I picked,
I'm opening a tiny request journal in order to celebrate New Year!
I'll be most likely drawing a headshot linearts like this one! But it also can be a different type of drawing, such as an ink or pencil sketch, or an animated illustration as it will be a surprise.
I will be taking a look at this journal from time to time !
I won't be drawing all requests, just few of these, but I'll tell you if I'll accept your request and feature your comment then.
Don't ask me if I accepted your request, just check if your comment is featured. If it is, then you'll receive a drawing from me at some point.
My version of DeviantART EclipseFor the past two days I've been trying to come up with an idea about how the site's layout update should be.
Suggestions regarding the Core members' benefits:
Core members should have the ability to customize their background image or colors.
The number of Custom boxes should be 20 instead of 10 for Core Members.
Access to all of the widgets that already existed in this site.
Core members being able to change their username every 3 months.
Suggestions regarding the NON-Core members' benefits:
Commissions [closed]closed indefinitely!
was last open on: Sep 2018
1. Bust | waist | thigh-up : $24/2400 | $32/3200 | US$36/3600 (+$2-4 for intricate designs/ large wings)
|| more examples here ||
2. Full body (comes with simple BG): $48/4800 points (+$4-10 for intricate designs; +$2-4 for weapons/ large wings)
**you can ask for simple stuff to be added (like floating flower petals or leaves)
3a. Cheeb pixels: US$15/1500 points
(static, fully shaded, varied poses) +$2/200pts for complicated designs/ large weapons/ large wings
THIS IS CLOSED
I made the first contest journal with Eclipse, wanting to test it out. But all of the sudden I can't edit the entry anymore - so I am rewriting it in an old journal entry ,, hopefully it will work better now.
What you have to do is simple Draw one of my characters !
You can find them all here : but if you find another character that belongs to me in my gallery, you can draw them too.
✦ Upload your drawing here on deviantart (not somwhere else, other wise I can't add it to the collection of all entries) and mention me in the description or/and send me a link. I will add it to the collection and leave a comment, that way you can be sure you entered the contest.
✦ You can enter as many times as you like
✦ You can draw them in any way you want : digital or traditional, all is fi
OH ME GUSTASETTLE IN CHILDREN IT'S TIME TO FEATURE SOME KICKASS FANART
NO APOLOGIES BECAUSE I LOVE EVERY SINGLE PIECE AND I GOTTA SHOW EM TO YOU LIKE A FERRET WITH HER BABIES
(In all seriousness, I have a ton of fanart piled up in my inbox notifications, and the sheer volume gives me so much anxiety it's kinda overwhelming to attempt to comment on every piece (there's hundreds!) Please, PLEASE just know from the bottom of my heart, if you've ever drawn or written something for me (or even just shown support), I'm grateful beyond words. Thank you~)
(<----FUCKING YOOOOO LOOK AT THAT PERSPECTIVE)
(<-Irie/Joe fan babies!-->) (GLORIOUS--->)
Contest - Super Upgrade (open)Hi everyone!
I promised to make a contest in June - here we go!
Imagine... A young mage (or a witch, or a wizard, or... well... anyone) gets their first magic staff. As you can see, it's pretty plain and boring, but time passes and the staff (as well as its owner) changes... Perhaps its owner turned to dark magic and the staff now looks rather intimidating. Perhaps they are a druid and the staff is covered in flowers and leaves. Or perhaps now it contains one of elements. Or it's a weapon of Heavens. Or a deadly tool of a necromancer. It's up to you to decide!
So the task of this contest is to upgrade this staff.
paint the staff any colour you want
add details, ornaments, sparkles, etc. (as many as you want!)
submit only 1 entry (you can draw several variants but then you'll have to choose which one you'll submit as your entry)
(optionally) write a few