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Back and Feeling AwfulI'm baaaack!
And inevitably...I caught the most disgustingly horrible cold...thanks to my lovely twin, the carrier monkey of all disease and amplifier of germs to a level that could constitute biological war-fare ~ranapoo
I know how it feels to have been repeatedly run over I think, and is the first time I ever experienced mucus that is like wallpaper paste/glue and is an odd colour...(sorry for that description but it's true!)
Anyway, despite all that, I am feeling revitalised and hope to get back to work on everything!
Away for a whileYep, today is my last day before going on holiday, so I won't be online after today for about 10 days or so.
When I return I hope to be bursting with creative verve....and will get some commissions done! Until then, everything is on hold.
So I'll see you when I see you.
Offering up Sketch CommissionsTo anyone who's interested, I'm offering up Bobblehead Sketch Commissions - graphite, no colour. These may be limited to the next two weeks or so before I remove them, so go check out the details on my front page - I thought I'd use that fancy commissions widget thingy on offer
Factual Facts!I was tagged by the wonderful ~TheMoorMaiden, and since I hardly ever post these in my own journal, I thought I would, to make a change.
10 facts about my room
It's black and white, dark blue and orange! It sounds awful I know but it actually looks quite good!
I spend 80% of my time in there, because I'm a professional hermit.
I only have one thing hanging on the wall, an orange flower
I have stained glass stuck on my window (it's stickers!). One of them is from Canterbury cathedral. I have an actual stained glass window my twin bought me but it's so heavy I'm afraid to hang it up
I have an orange armchair in my room that everyone wants, my dad has been trying to get it from me forever none shall have it I say!
I don't have cupboards in my room, only tubes hung on walls as an "open wardrobe"I have a tv but I only use it to play playstation games on and watch dvd with my twin - although now it has been taken over by my nephew and his Thomas the Tanken
A Cockroach Horror Story - The ConclusionWell, do you all remember my last journal entry?
Well I have the finale of the the story and this is 100% true!
After being unable to find the body (after I'd sprayed the barrier of death) I thought it had left or was dead somewhere! Even after a thorough clean I couldn't find it so assumed it had vacated the premises...until yesterday!
It was 3 in the morning and (you know as it's a weekend I stayed up that late anyway) but I got up to turn on the light and my hand brushed something on my sheet...and I sort of knew then what it was.
Yes it was the cockroach...clearly it loved me so much that it wasn't content just to invade my shoe...anyway the thing was dead lol, it had possibly been rolled on a couple of times...I don't even want to think about it! It was like the worst horror story I could think of coming true.
Surprisingly though...I wasn't so horrified at the time and not so much now...although I did stay up for ages thinking things were crawling on me damn
A Cockroach Horror StoryIt happened this morning, when I least expected it.
My day began as normal, I woke up at 5:30, got dressed, then put my shoes on and wasted some time making up my bed before checking on my mum's "Dragonvale" dragons.
Usually I do this every morning, sitting on the couch while waiting until 6:15. Today I was in for a nasty surprise.
As I was deciding to check my devaintart messages quickly, I felt something move in my shoe - almost like a nerve or muscle twitch. So absently I removed my foot...and what should crawl out along with it? A cockroach!
Naturally I did what anyone would have done (no I didn't scream and go hysterical - normal people don't scream when startled, they remain silent in shock!)
So I flung the shoe from me...and sat there for a while really still thinking the wretched little thing might have landed on me...then I rummaged in the couch cushions slowly before approaching the shoe.
After poking it a couple of time and kicking it
Bird CollisionsThey sound like gigantic things when they hit the window!
Today 2 of them smacked into the window upstairs, when we looked out to see if they were ok, both were lying flat on the floor, one on its back, the other on its front.
So we raced down the stairs and managed to save one, who got away with a bad stunning blow and a bad eye, the other one wasn't so lucky though, it died shortly afterwards, its neck was damaged.
Both were these!
image found on http://www.losgazquez.com/blog/?p=1055
Babies turning into adults actually because only one had the brown on its head but not all the way. They're so pretty up close!
The Disturbing QuestionI have a disturbing question to pose to you all after this:
I've been thinking of doing a "Character development - look how far they've come" sort of meme thingy. If I did a couple, who would you be interested in seeing from initial sketch, to how they are now? (with loads of info added knowing me!)
And now the disturbing question
I would have put this via poll but I'm curious to see where it goes lol. I promise there is nothing mentally wrong with me...or at least nothing I know of.
You find yourself in a deserted public toilet alone, with a sudden horrendous bout of blitzkrieg diarrhea. Once you have recovered after your near death experience (because who hasn't felt as if they're dying in a situation like that!)...you find that oh no...there is no toilet roll - and you have no tissues! What do you do?
1 - scream for help even though the place is deserted
2 - grab that soggy trampled length of toilet paper soaking up the unm
10 random character facts!I was tagged by :iconemp-83:! you should check out his entry, it's interesting!
The aim is to list 10 fun facts about my original characters!
1. Split Personality Issues
Erib actually started off being called Arken (yes some of my older watchers who remember might start going "oh no" at this stage!
Somewhere along the line, "Arken" morphed into his own separate character (prepare for an old drawing *dies of shame*)
I actually haven't drawn him in ages, he's been sadly neglected even though I love him!
2. The Amazing Miscalculation
Rozen's six fingers were a mistake When first drawing him I miscalculated how many fingers he had, then afterwards noticed! I liked it and so kept it.
Also, his initial personality stank, he was no fun at all! I got fed up of writing for him that way and actually disliked him, somewhere a
RAFFLE: Fullbody Colored Sketch + FeatureThis is going to be a series of features and/or raffles that I'll be doing from now on .I've been wanting to do this!
Get a chance to win a fullbody drawing from me. Just add this journal to your faves!
You'll win something like this: (There will be 3 winners)
Let's make this journal known so that more people will see the AWESOME artist,:iconmasaki768:!
A total digital painting and concept art master!
Suggest AWESOME artists as well!
Make your own judgement: Do these artists deserve to be more known by the community?
Raffle ends December 5, your timezone.
Realistic PokemonDon't you sometimes wish Pokemon were real?
Lapras by =sanguisGelidus
-Dragonite- by `arvalis
Typhlosion by ~sporezofchaos
-Feraligatr- by `arvalis
Realistic Pokemon: Houndoom by *ReneCampbellArt
Entei by =sanguisGelidus
Realistic Reshiram by =arkeis-pokemon
Realistic Torchic by *Twarda8
Realistic Pokemon: Flygon by *ReneCampbellArt
#382 - Kyogre by *catandcrown
Realistic Pokemon by ~Roiuky
Realistic Snivy by *Twarda8
POKEMON X and Y 2nd-EVO-STARTER (COMPLETED) by ~Imaglelio
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
Weekly photo #021 + Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro by *oO-Rein-Oo Deep in the center of Milky Way by ~Gautama-Siddharta Magical Phase by ~FlorentCourty .:Antelope Canyon II:. by *RHCheng Red Leaves by =nikicorny My best profile? by ~Gallynette Walking through winter by *m-eralp Tales of the Forest II by *LG77 Magic Garden by *Pyr0sky equals by ~bailey--elizabeth Jumping Spider (Hyllus sp.) by *melvynyeo Tiny Garfield by *ZoranPhoto It's snow! by ~Zluvka November through my eyes by ~9207011401 -Chasing vision- by *Janek-Sedlar Border Collie by ~Zheltkevich Snowy Beach by =mydigitalmind You Look Tasty by *GlynEdmunds Hotel in the Mountains by *AbandonedZone salt by ~vampire-zombie Free one. by *Lileinaya Stragglers by ~Northstar76 .. .. . . ... . . .. ..... .. by ~Frozen-photo a song of ice and fire. by ~Hamish-Frost Banana Peanut Boy by ~dubowik What grows in me by *Anina-Bird Le chemin blanc... by ~ChristineAmat Loty by ~aussiefoto
Lady of the lake - common kingfisher by *Jamie-MacArthur Forrest Of Delusion by *GODEVIL666
November Mornings. by `dragonfly-oli
New Door by ~Image-heart The Atlantis by ~Hengki24 uuuu by *ohyda Dreams To Reality by =jkrab Untitled by ~BlackCocktail The Return by *Oer-Wout The wind is golden. by `dragonfly-oli Mg 1364 by *indojo
Autumn Maple by *WindyLife Katy by *Hart-Worx Candle Lit Lake by ~PeterJCoskun Into Space by ~jyoujo
Manga/Anime Beauty #9 - Rini-tan
Manga/Anime Beauty - An Interview with =Rini-tan
Manga/Anime / Digital Media / Paintings / SAI
Hello! Today is a beautiful day.... a day for a new interview!
Welcome to the ninth issue of Manga/Anime Beauty.
After several requests, I interview a star within the dA M/A world, an incredibly talented, kind and lovely european artist - =Rini-tan !
I love her art so much, her style is so special and her digital painting is to die for. I'm so glad she agreed to be interviewed - thank you so much!
I hope you guys will like this interview, and right after it don't miss the chance to visit her gallery if you haven't already, her art is fantastic!
Now, let's get started!
Please note: All the artworks featured on this article were chosen by the devia
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
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
CI Monthly Feature - #16Hello dear members of %Creation-Inspiration,
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 42k members and 37k watchers!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
PE: Contrast in Digital ArtThis article aims to introduce different kinds of ‘contrast’ in digital art, although most of the following points can also be applied to other media as well.
(noun) - Contrast is a principle of art. When defining it, art experts refer to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
1. Colours and Brightness
One of the first things to come to mind when we think of ‘contrast’ are colours contrasting with each other.
Looking at this colour-wheel we see that the colours lying opposite of each other (=complem
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