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.
Design approvalWhen you have finished doing your design, or have received it from someone, you post it here for approval. An admin will then go through your design to see if everything is alright with it!
Main design admins:
GryAdventures - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
Peurankasvo - Design approval & Corrections - Wednesday & Sunday
Zada2011 - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
ShadowMagpie - Design approval & Corrections - Tuesday & Friday
lilwyverngirl - Design approval & Corrections - No set work time.
MaraMastrullo - Design Corrections - No set work time.
Eraili - Design Corrections - No set work time.
Secondary design admins:
KebabPekoniRulla - Design corrections
DESIGN APPROVAL LINKS
TEST COMMISSIONS [Closed](ノωヽ)
I can draw: Couples | Yaoi-Yuri | Weapons-Guns I guess | Anthro (as far as there is a human face) + | Animals (moderately, as pets)
I will not draw: Mecha | Furry | Porn (ecchi is ok)
[Rules | Payment | Prices]
+ Paypal only | no refunds (!)
+ I will start working only after the payment is received
+ You may post the artwork everywhere you like, but with proper credits
+ Don't claim it as yours
+ Commission artworks are for personal use only, no commercial use
+ Fulfillment takes around a month, but may take longer ~2-3 months
+ You will receive a sketch for check, after this stage edits are not for free (!)
(exception is lost details of design and similar omissions)
Half body | Starting: 65 USD
Draw My Characters Contest!-3000 points+ in prizesThis will probably end on my birthday, Feb 9th!
Feel free to offer prizes, it’ll mean a lot to me!
How to enter:
1. Draw one or more of my characters, you can do multiple entries. (characters located here: https://toyhou.se/boys-dont-cry/characters/folder:all)
2. Post a journal or status post advertising this journal
3. Favorite this journal
4. Be watching me
5. Tag one person
When you’re done with these COMMENT the form under the comment down below.
1. Commissions, art trades, or pieces not made specifically for this contest do not count!
2. Feel free to draw your characters with yours, but yours will not count as another character.
3. If you want more of a chance of me noticing your entry, try doing some of these things!:
- doing a background
- doing multiple entries
- whatever you want honestly!
4. Please comment your entry on this journal!
1st - 1000 points, 2 bouncing pixels + 1 fullbody from me
2nd - 450 points,
Halloween Contest 2018 RESULTS FIRST PLACE
By: General Moxie
Thanks to everyone that entered! There was so many entries that I wanted to win, with over 150 entries it was really difficult! I wasn't the only judge, just to keep things fair. But it was still difficult!
Until next time guys x
Fanart Feature Friday!I didnt get a chance to do fanart feature friday yesterday QwQ sooo just ignore that this is being updated on saturday haaa
Lovely demon wife by :iconimnotcrazyiminsane11:
A good demon woman hue hue I really need to draw her more XD she look's so judgmental it's perfect.
Lust and Pride by :iconsketchartist444:
Probably an actual conversation that's happened between them tbh I really like the shading on this XD
Seven Sins/So Hear Me Out by :iconthemeepbox:
Some really fun doodles! I can't wait to see the first one finished it's so cool to see em all together lol. And the second one is pretty accurate I must say
Infinity by :iconbluetashi:
Ah yes some Infinity baby of course X) I love the style and the cute pose! I always love some nice composition hue hue
Kinx by :iconkadala1:
Some fusion fun with Sphinx and the artist's OC ^^ those lashes give me life
Sin Fusions by :iconis-es-tracy:
And some even more fusion fun featuring sins~
Kidnapping Infinity by :iconlidraouo:
Oh dear someone
COMMISSION INFO OPEN
(click picture for prices and examples)
my commissions will no longer be first come first serve.
i will choose the characters by their design or inspiration i have for them,
but don't give up if i dont choose your character the first time!
i might choose it for another commissions batch
please expect slow replies, since i want to take my time with collecting and choosing the commissions :>
A quick update on my absenceHello DAers!
My long absence due to multiple projects (and teaching, and graduate school) is probably a month away from coming to an end. I apologies for those who sent me IMs and didn't hear back, sometimes for months. If there is a rush it's almost always better to contact me through my website contact form, as I'll see that right away.
Also, I should have lots of fun skeletals to show off in the coming months (and years) thanks in part to the work I put in over the last 9 months. I look forward to chatting with you all again in a few weeks!
Features of October 2018And here we have October's edition of the feature journals! Come look through some spoopy entries and give them some love
I see some of you guys have really improved since the last feature journal I've done XD
We are Venom. by Mario-19[ Commission ] Hoshiguma Yuugi by CyashaRainInktober Day 25: bunbuns by VanillaTeaCupInktober Day 1 by LulaScarletteStrawberry Elf XD by SukiMisakiMessenger by QbaskaMechanical Heart by Virus-TormentorD.Va by RCSR-artPortrait of My Mum by warrior-princess46As Happy as A Rainbow by LayneonDawn by Iduna-HayaRedraw Challenge by seanymilksunflower by IdleyeBoosette by zivangieKim Possible by MaikelKingHawk - Nanatsu no Taizai (Halloween) by Dingier
Contest (Core Membership) CLOSEDSo yeah another contest!!!
This time it will have just 1 winner
That winner will have 1 month core membership OR a Fullbody of any Oc OR $5/400Pts
The only thing you need to do is draw my main Pony Mascot/Oc or My Antrho Mascot / Oc (They weren't on the last contest)
So you can draw a pony or a anthro
Draw the pony as an Antrho
Draw the Anthro as a feral (Not a Pony)
Draw Luka as a dragon
Luka likes to fight with Sharah Ref Sheet In form of Shax
Is not allowed!:
Trace or copy someones art
Draw them in male version
draw them in the same imageDraw her killing any of my Oc's except of Sharah
Anyways with that in mind
Here they are!!!
She is a dragon hybrid (Tail, eye, some part of the wing, Fangs and tongue)
She is a killer, is