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5 yearsToday marks my 5th wonderful year on DA....wow.... that is a pretty long time isn't it :iconamgplz: Well anyway I just want to say thankyou to my watchers and I am infinitely grateful for all your feedback and critique! To those who have been following me for those 5 years or however long you have been watching...kudos for not getting sick of me
I love you all!
And tell me how long you have been here?
I think I can draw again!I think I might be getting my creativity back( not sure if anyone has notice...but I have hardly drawn anything for months :iconcryforeverplz...I guess its just that maybe I felt like all the stuff I was watching was getting stale ( either the anime/manga wasn't worth watching anymore considering the latest chapters e.g Naruto/Bleach..etc or the Anime was so short that I had explored most of the possibilities already e.g Death Note) I need new stuff! Avatar is amazing...Its quite childish in places but its light hearted and has a plot that progresses and has a deeper meaning etc. And the characters are adorable! specially Appa...Omg he is so cute. Oh and too the the countless droves of people who are asking me if I have been living in a cave my whole life and why haven't I watched Avatar before? Its because I don't really like cartoons...weird I know.. considering I watch anime/manga. I am suuupppeerrr picky, I won't watch anything that doesn't look interesting or to my tastes. We al
I have made a new account!A stock account that is!
I will be posting resources there. Free stock images, I will try making some screentones, colour pallets and photoshop/sai brushes too! All images, tones and brushes will be free for use without crediting etc. ( because its just so tedious OTL) New Zealand has some breathtakingly beautiful skies and sceneries so I will be doing a ton of those too :iconsmilieplz: Stock account can be found here! http://moni158stock.deviantart.com/ Still in the process of uploading stuff but I should have a bunch up very soon
Ohhh! and I am still compiling my feature list! I am so happy with the amount of suggestions you guys gave me! Hopefully some under loved deviants will be getting the love they deserve soon :iconkissyplz:
Watcher features!I think I am going to wonder through my watch list and feature some people...because honestly you guys are so wonderful :iconhappytearplz: also feel free to suggest people who's art or them in general just need some love!
I have found too many underloved Deviants over the past few days/weeks/years...Share the looovvveeee!
I shall lurk around today and compile my list...:iconplanningplz:
Watcher Feature!I have been lurking for many days collecting artists for my watcher feature I could only choose a few but I will be doing this again, maybe every month because love needs to be shared! :iconiloveyouplz: Half are from my watchers list and the other half are from my journal...picking is so hard :iconotlplz: because you are all so wondeful!
16181320935 by Lilybyte
Please give them some love :iconamgtouchplz:
Stuff.I haven't made a journal in a while, mainly because I've had nothing to say because I am boring but the whole new symbol thing has rubbed me the wrong way. Not the symbols per se...more peoples attitudes regarding it. People are probably going to get mad at me, but try take this with a grain of salt if you have a different opinion.
I love how DA supplies a free online portfolio with many great features and people get angry and throw a fit over not having a little symbol next to their name.
Giving people who support their site a little bit of recognition isn't terribly unreasonable either. Why are people so angry :iconcryforeverplz: The star is like a little 'thankyou'.
COME ONE CAN'T WE ALL JUST BE FRIENDS!
P.S this will be old news by next week and nobody will remember that DA never use to have little username stars. ( and it seems I am one of the few who like how the new symbols look T.T)
I hurt my hand so I'm also gonna give drawing a little rest till it s
Why do I live hereThere are 50 volcanoes in Auckland alone. I don't know if any of them are active but NZ is sitting quite happily right on the ring of fire ( a very turbulent tectonic plate). Mt Tongariro erupted last night and now there is ash all over the central North Island http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10825125 . We are also going to Ruapahu for skiiing sometime soon-ish and well...that's an active volcano that has killed a number of people caught in lahars.
( Just wikipedia'd Aucklands volcanic field? Its fucking dormant...DORMANT...did I mention I'm terrified of volcanoes...why do I live here.... ) Anyway we also have tornadoes...which I didn't know till one attacked the mall a while ago :iconnotimpressedplz: apparently there hasn't been one here in 20 years... bleh! Did I mention I am also terrified of tornadoes..( I am sure most people are anyway..) and planes! fuck I am never traveling...unless its to get away from a volcano...
Anyway what I am getting at is wh
Thankyou!Thankyou for the 70k watchers :iconhappytearplz:
You folks are so wonderful and supportive :iconsupertighthugplz: and a big thankyou to all those who give me feedback and help me improve... If it wasn't for you guys I would still be drawing stick figures...OTL
I will be doing a watcher feature soon Counts for watchers and/or you can suggest other people who you feel just need some love
Goals...?I've been thinking about this for a while now. What exactly do I want to do with comics? What are some of my goals? What's the future hold for my stuff? Here are just a couple of stream of conscious thoughts:
I don't want to be big on YouTube, that's for sure. I've never liked getting in-front of the camera, I don't have the time or ambition to work on animations anymore, and I certainly can't crank out videos as fast as some of the big guys over there. It's a huge competition and I just don't want to have anything to do with that. I think my youtube page is marked private and you have to have specific links to view anything. I might make an odd video here or there, but they're most likely just goofy things I do for fun, not for any sort of attention or recognition.
I'm curious about how I should move forward with DA. I think a majority of my haters are outraged that I'm popular on DA and that I'm content with drawing simple cartoons when I'm obviously talented enough to do more comple
Moving on... CONTEST! WOO!That last journal was a doozie wasn't it? Let's do something fun instead and get our minds out of the muddy waters of art definitions for a minute.
I've been asked to do a mini drawing competition. Kinda like what :iconhumon: just did. So here's a really basic run down of the rules in no way copied and pasted from her journal with minor alterations: j/k
The Drawing Competition:
1. Draw any of TomPreston's characters (SYAC, Alex Ze Pirate, or any smaller groups) in London.
2. Upload the image to your dA gallery.
3. Comment on this journal (or the main Fresh Epics comment box) with a link to your image.
- I'll then +Fav/add to collection it.
- I'll look though the collection and pick the winners.
Winners will get Alex Ze Pirate book 2 and SYAC Book 1, plus posters! YAY!
It should go without saying but parodies, trolling, hate art, or explicit sexual stuff = instant disqualifying. I mean, that should be a given but it needs to be said I suppose.
Deadline: A week from today: May 16th.
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About Request Friday's and Rules...Okay so tomorrow Request Fridays. I set a theme for that day and you guys make a request pertaining to that theme by putting your request down in the journal comments. I shall pick like 2 pony-related requests and 1 non-pony request. If your request doesn't get picked, you gotta wait til next Friday.
Here are the rules.
1. One request per person.
2. Nothing explicit.
I think that's about it. After all, I'm the one choosing the requests. It's not a 1st come/serve thing. The best requests gets picked.
I shall put up the theme first thing in the morning! Around 7am PST.
Good luck folks!
Movie Reviews and Minecraft MultiplayerTinker Tailor Soldier Spy
I couldn't get through it. It's not that it's bad or boring it's just... I have NO idea where I am, who anyone is, what's going on, what time frame it is, when there's a flashback, and what the point of anything is. And that is more or less a result of the filmmakers not giving you the information. If you can't grab me within the first 40 minutes of your movie and I'm still confused as to who anyone is... that's a problem and I'm sorry but no. I have other things to do.
So yeah, I wouldn't recommend it. I'm sure to some people it's a great film but for me it was just tedious and frustrating on a filmatic level.
I watched this movie on the recommendation of MovieBob (aka: The Game Overthinker). While I tend to agree with his opinions on video games and society, we have much different tastes in movies and I often don't like the movies he raves about. Immortals, thankfully, is the exception. If nothing else, it's one of the prettiest movie
Internet Trolls and Slander...Hello everyone.
Well, this is pretty ironic. Remember my poll about cyber-bullying I posted some time ago? Well, right now I'm going through something like that. Cyber-bullying.
So, some person that I'm not going to name and who I don't know, ever met or even ever spoke to has been sending mass PM's to all my friends, watchers and all my club members lies and slander about me, and the sad this is, a lot of people for some reason fall for it. To some they send lies that my artwork is stolen, to some that I'm a hacker/script kiddy and to some that I'm a spammer bot spamming and exploiting bugs or holes in the system. And he encourages everyone to report me to dA staff.
Now, I have never done any of these things, so I'm really confident reporting me will do no good. But why do it? Why spread slander and lies about me? Please, people, I beg you, don't believe this person. He's just a person with 2 deviations and really low activity, so it's definitely someone's sockpuppet. Of course nobody
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QuQ:iconcryforeverplz:...4th Daily Deviation...my heart! I I I AM SO HAPPY! Hugs for everyone! :iconsupertighthugplz:
A big thankyou to ^WillowXD!
Actually this pic was quite an interesting one, I actually sold it to a Japanese smart phone game company ^^! ( ITs none exclusive so I still have copyright myself)
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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