WelpAs it usually happens, everything that could have gone wrong during finals week, went wrong.
And now I have come to the conclusion that any technology within a five foot radius of me spontaneously stops working properly.
except, y'know, if said technology involves ponies or any other freelance artstuff, but when it's time to do schoolwork "WHOOPS MY CODE BROKE "
But it's all good because at least I wasn't the only one who didn't have a fully rigged/posed character in Maya! Got the textures done on my crane and now I'm not going to look at it for at least another week.
And now I am going to bed.
EwI have had my first real-life encounter with ignorance in its full, unbridled horror and it was not pretty.
Abortion debate again. Something is very wrong when a person keeps giving out the same response to every conceivable (hurr) scenario and adamantly refuses to consider that, just maybe, people may have differing opinions from yours. Nevermind that they might actually have good reasons for going to that clinic.
It was like talking to someone who wholeheartedly believed that the sky was green. They need only open their eyes and look up to realize they're wrong, but they're so deeply rooted in their beliefs that the thought anyone could think differently is unthinkable. Even when the evidence is literally staring them in the face.
I'm sure I've said this before, but I am 100%, irrevocably Pro-Choice. Telling me that abortion is the Devil and should be outlawed completely is pretty mu
Feminism is not a dirty wordGotta get this off my chest :iconwhywouldffffplz:
The above photo was linked to from this article that I read a few weeks ago. I really don't want to make my Journal into a political soapbox, but this has been bugging me nonstop for weeks and I feel I have to say something.
I like this dude. I really do, I like that he's taking a stand for what he thinks is right, but...that little sign isn't sending the message Guy was going for :I
This may just be my interpretation, but...when I first read that sign, it gave me the impression of "it takes a strong woman to tell us men what to do". Unbeknownst to Guy, he's putting down half the world's population, by making the claim that they don't, and possibly can't, know any better, unless guided by a strong woman who does. Circumstantial evidence tells me Guy is fighting for the caus
Birthday Giveaway! 1700-2500 Points!Hey Everyone!
(This is a repost, if you have already entered you do not need to do anything. I extended the giveaway by a few days due to work, but I also added more points in since you have to wait a few more days. I hope that's fair.)
My birthday was May 6th and I turned 25. I decided to celebrate on DA with a contest, and the winner gets 1700 points! If somehow 1000+ people participate, the prize will be 2500 points. Right now over 500 wonderful people are participating.
RULES:It's really easy to participate in. All you have to do is be one of my watchers and fav this journal. You can also earn up to 4 more entries by leaving comments on my artwork. One comment equals an extra entry. Just let me know by leaving a comment on this journal with how many comments you left. Not confusing at all, right? Those are all the rules, and let's keep it honest with the numbers please.
A Giveaway before my PM ends...EDIT: This is CLOSED! The winner has been announced here:
Wow I cant believe I've already been here on dA for ONE WHOLE YEAR��*freaks out* I've met so many awesome friends and artists here and I just want to say thank you to all of you who have supported me for the short time I've been here.��
I'm hoping to improve my digital art this next year and continue to do giveaways and contests because to me, I think they are the best ways to give to the dA community as a whole.�
�Thank you all for every last point you have donated to sponsor these giveaways because I could never have made it here without your contribution.��I wish I could just meet every one of you watchers and say thank you because.....ugh I just cant stress enough all the gratefulness in my heart.�
So anyways, it's finally November!!!!!
Thursday: Gift of Giving!Hello deviants, and Happy Thursday! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend, and that you've all recovered from the Thanksgiving foodfest!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in last week's Thanksgiving Contest! I'm thankful for all of you deviants who participate in these contests, making them a ton of fun for me to organize every week!
Here are your winners!
Congratulations! You will be contact about your prizes soon.
This week, we're giving y
I don't understand bronies anymore.Brony: Someone who is explosively dissatisfied with every episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Each episode will be more hated than the last. This person will go to spectacular measures to point out every flaw, most of which are not even actual flaws, but extreme personal opinions, subject to the individual. They will desperately try to teach all of those around them to bash the show as they do. No self-respecting brony will ever say the slightest positive thing about an episode or it's content, nor, to any degree, appreciate the creators of the series. They will expect radical things of the creators, and be angry and pissy when it doesn't turn out as the fans decided it ought to. Bronies will always remind one another how awful and toyetic the newer seasons become, despite the following facts:
-that's the only reason the show ever existed in the first place
-it's the only reason the show will continue to exist
-they don't appear that way at all anyway, so what are you bitch
GODZILLA (2014) review - The Showa Must Go OnGODZILLA (2014) has hit theaters, and for months (years for most Godzilla fans), potential audiences have been anticipating a return to form for the Lizard King - a film that will revisit the themes of the 1954 original and deliver a brooding, apocalyptic story of destruction and doom.
Instead, what we got could best be described as a sequel to THE TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975).
Trust me, I wouldn't begin a review with a hyperbolic, attention-grabbing statement like that without explaining it. For the moment, let us turn back the clock and toss out a quick recap of the film's plot. Obviously, this review will contain a metric crapload of SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS, but you'll complain anyway, so let's get on with this.
After a mysterious event in 1954 regarding the Castle Bravo nuclear test and an unknown giant organism, the story jumps to 1999, where two scientists, Dr. Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Dr. Graham (Sally Hawkins) are investigating a massive underground tomb in the
Getting movie Colors for TLK styled characters?WELL!!!
I have 2 notes and a comment or two asking how I get movie colors. So, instead of repeating myself, I figured I'd just make a journal about it. To share with everyone all at once! This can be a long one.... so bare with me.
THIS IS ALL THE RESULT OF MY PERSONAL PRACTICE AND OBSERVATIONS OF THE LION KING STYLE AND FILM. These methods and observations may vary from your own observations, just do some trial and error. and good luck to it!
This could also possibly work for any other animal character you want to create. Color tone wise. not just for TLK
Some of the tips here can be obtained by certain digital art programs. I am personally familiar with Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop Elements 4. Anything else? You might have to look up a tutorial online. Remember, Google and or YouTube can be an artist's best friend these days! So many references, tutorials, and tips!
Guys, let me try to explain this, it is not that difficult to try and get your movie colors on your o
Some tips to get more watchers on dA x3First of all, the amount of watchers is only a number. It doesn't necessary say how good your skills are. It's more how many people are interested in your art and how much it's seen in the community, in my opinion. Never forget it!^^
Yes, it indeed is hard to get noticed on dA. There are so many amazing artists and if you're new here, it's a big challenge! However, there are some tips to get seen by more people!
Most of the tips are based on own experiences and what I observed. People have different experiences, so there is no real instruction! xD
Here are my personal tips:
Be active! It means, comment, fave and watch other people's art. Many of them will visit your profile to thank you and hey, maybe they like your art!
Commenting on many deviations also means that people will see your name and are likely to remember it!
Get an interesting avatar! Cause if your avatar looks interesting, people are more likely to click on it! Choose an avatar which rep
PE: Creating art on CommissionPE: Creating art on Commission
At some point in your career as an artist, you'll be asked to create artwork on commission. Whilst it's a wonderful feeling, being able to make money creating art, it's completely different than selling a personal piece you previously completed - accepting a commission means entering a temporary relationship with your client. As simple it may sounds, there's a lot to satisfying customer's needs, sometimes the best you can do is to say no. Being picky regarding which commission you accept is not a bad thing, but try not to automatically turn down commission because it seems to be violating your artistic integrity, it's hard to survive without paid jobs.
✐ 1. Communication and flexibility
This is the key aspect to being able to work on commissio
Twilight Sparkle and Spike PLZsShow accurate (mostly) PLZ accounts
MLP plz accounts - othersShow accurate (mostly) PLZ accounts
Cutie Mark Crusaders:
Last chance to buy my art book! Only 10 hours leftSo i prolonged the deadline because it's weekend But tomorrow when i wake up, i need an accurate count of how many people buy my art book so i know how many to print
So this is a super last minute update and i'm sorry for not mentioning this earlyer. But there will be a second chance to get an art book with soft covers out of the ones that got left over from Aniventure. They are printed with another printing company but i'll explain everything later. The point is, the soft cover is $10 cheaper than the hard cover. I will make the announcement when i get some time
So just a quick update, my pre-orders end on September 20, so it's the last chance to get your hands on a copy of my art book!
Thank you to everyone who bought a copy already, i will prin them soon and ship them
For those who don't know what i'm talking
Raffle - OVERDONE
How to enter:
Advertise THIS journal!Favorite THIS journal!Link me to where you advertisedWatch me / Already be watching me
Pixel bust shot (Example: Pixel bust shot )A full colour full body (Example: .:Autumn Time:. )Custom adopt //Base will be used but you will get a full reference// (Example: Alex The Cat ) OR two icons of any sort! (Examples of my icons: Icon1 / Icon<
i am apparently a godSo, :iconskyler8256: and her sister have informed me that I am a well known idol in her sister's school. :icon11icedragon11: and I are the ones these youngsters fantasize about the most, and they've reported about a Velvet Celebration day where the kiddos dress up as Velvet, Icee, Dan, and (EoS)Jordan, and many more characters related to us. Even the school president is known as Icee, and the vice press is known as Dan.
I've gotta admit, this is probably one of the best things I've heard in my DA career. A bunch of 5-13 year olds as a huge fandom in a school. :iconfeelsplz: I love you all so much!
Here are the comments :iconskyler8256: sent me if you want more detail:
yeah she takes it every were, even school and apparently a bunch of little kids look up to you as an insiration, from velvet bracelets to dan snakes, when we had to go pick her up i over heard some other girls talking about
"did you see the lizard velvet made? it looks so bad ass! i wish i was as good as her"
I'm loving season 4 so far, BUT...I can't help but notice...
Where's Flash Sentry?
No one's mentioned Sunset Shimmer.
Wasn't Rainbow going to the Wonderbolt Academy? How did that go?
No one seemed alerted when Twilight went all SOMBRA EYES when she was called on to use ALICORN MAGIC. What's the deal with that? Did Sombra find a way to use Alicorn magic, or did Twilight just fuck up real good?
What's Cadence up to? She's my favourite Princess, and she's almost died on several occasions, doesn't she deserve a little more screen time? Let's go to the Crystal Empire!
Lastly, and this is a half-joke:
There's no fucking excuse for the lack of Babs. They even went to Mane-fucking-hattan, and the whole time I was squealing in glee because Babs can't NOT make an appearance SOMEWHERE, BUT SHE DIDN'T COMEONNOWWHATTHEFUCK?!
Really, I'm only half serious about that last thing.
I'm glued to season four so far, but come on now, throw me a bone here.
If nothing important happens in season 4, you know what, that's cool! I love the epis
Free OCs + Art Raffle [Winners!]thanks for participating, guys!
it's time to announce the winners /o/
well first, i'm using random.org to pick a number.
theres some unlucky people who got picked but were disqualified because they didnt follow the procedure properly~
the winners are as follows:::
>> sketch headshot jellification
>> sketch halfbody HeadphoneMonster
>> sketch of your choice from the commission journal ToxicMutagen
>> Nai Moons-CrystalTear
>> Dorothea Michi-desu
congrats on the winning and please send me a note for further details!
thank you so much for your support~ :iconletmehugyouplz:
I'll add more prizes as the participants increases :iconorekibakaplz:
These are my OCs since before I changed my username to suzuaki.
You can use this for your utau or OC's design~
Please take care of my bbys well if you win ; w ;//
Thanks for being my watcher! I am very
1 MONTH PREMIUM GIVEWAY [CLOSED]
First of all i would like to thanks these lovely deviants ~
:iconlucarishay: :iconglittchking: :iconpiaglud: :iconlightinghost: :iconprofessoradagio: :iconfizzy-neko-ponies::iconouiza:
They made it possible for me to organize this small giveaway! I'm truly grateful!
EDIT: opppssss i can't continue it to 1 st july T_T"""" You see, i'm shifting soon and my internet connection is going pfff! And my phone is stupid. So i'm going to announce the winner soon!!
Total : 94 entries~
So, This Giveaway is specially for those deviants who don't have enough points to buy premium membership.
This is not for premium member. Sorry.
(Though you can participate if your premium membership ends before 1st july)
To participate in this you must:
~Fave this journal
~Tag most of your friends
grievousfan's Creative Process
*real life obligations!*
*working hard and hardly working*
Y U DO DIS!!!"
"Let's post this sh*yay*t."
"Look at what I wasted two weeks of my life on! Looooook aaaaat iiiiiiiit."
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