Deviantart is not doing so well now...?Maybe I'm wrong...but it seems DA has seen better days, many great artists that used to use this site exclusively for years are gone, it seems like comments on even exceptional art here are much lower in number than what I remember. Even looking at the quality of the Daily Deviations and the number of comments on them that the overall level of interest in the site has gone down. I wish I could get a chance to implement some changes that would help, but sadly that won't happen and even if an offer was sort of extended I'm fairly certain it would go without me getting credited which I'm not willing to do anymore not because I'm a megalomaniac, but simply because there has to be accountability and transparency for various changes.
Most people will say it's all because of facebook and other social media, which to an extent is true, however so much change in such a short period of time making the site less and less user friendly/goal focused hasn't helped matte
Permanent changes to my DA activitiy.I haven't been posting much art here anyway so it's not like it will be a huge hit or change for most people that watch me. I guess this was a longtime coming and I've been thinking about this for a while, but I won't be posting anymore art on Deviantart. I'm not going to delete everything in my gallery, because that's just childish in my opinion. I'll be curtailing my activity to maintaining the groups that I currently moderate as best as I can. I'll also be maintaining connectedness to the people I've started my small studio with. I'll also probably do a journal about where my art will be once I've figured that out for anyone else that may be curious.
The reasons are many and I'm not going to go into a lot of detail. One thing for me though is that in any social environment when the number of people on my shit list becomes larger than the number of people I'm cool with or the people with whom I have a neutr
Writer of ThunderCats gruesomely murdered?(Update)...I don't know in reading the report it looks like the dude had fallen on hard times and dealing in shady business, but no one deserves to be murdered. There is a new ThunderCats television program in the works, but it looks like the producers weren't interested in getting any input from Perry to begin with. Even with some of the problems I had with the storyline it was still a highly influential piece of entertainment in my young life, so I'll check it out and view it as a homage to the ability and great creative imagination of Stephen Perry.
Oooops, forgot the story link: http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jun/03/031625/police-more-human-remains-found-pasco/news-breaking/
...Also long live the legend of Frazetta! I can't wait to see John Carter of Mars whenever it's finally released.
Religious Disrespect at an All Time High...I don't come into your home, after being invited, and then unload a paper bag full of dog shit on your carpets because I have respect for you.
2 : an act of giving particular attention : CONSIDERATION
I've never understood how so many people just blindly accept disrespect as "Freedom of Speech." As an American I'm very much interested in and uphold the ideas of freedom of speech, but I don't ignore the fact that the limits of the concept are infringement on another's ability to pursue life, liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. How much happiness can one find in a society that persecutes them for religious beliefs that have lead them, personally, to pursue nothing but benevolence and peace? Everyone knows that it is disrespectful to draw inflammatory images of Muhammad and yet people do it anyway which only feeds the Muslim propaganda machine that says that "White" world is waging a war agai
Rape GAME?!?! WTF!!!!Yeah, these may in fact be the very last days...
April Fool's stupidity aside...The fact that this is gaining popularity is disturbing as Hell. I just had someone email me with this: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/03/30/japan.video.game.rape/index.html?hpt=C2
Artist FeatureLesser Known Artist Alert
It's always nice when you run into an artist doing amazing work that's just not that visible in the community, just because there's an opportunity to take action and feature them. Here's that person for me today.
Check him and spread the word:
3D Bag o' Blocks (shhhh...industry dirt) 2-23-103D secret weapons and gossip baby!
3D Bag o' Blocks (shhhh...industry dirt) 1-12-103D industry news for the independent.
3D Bag o' Blocks (edit) 12-27-09So this will be the Asuarus' big bag of secret cutting edge info 3D blocks. (g-o-s-s-i-p)
I first want to say that this is your space so feel free to chime in to talk about the 3D industry, as you see it, whenever you like here. Also, should you find any interesting tidbits be sure to shoot me a note.
AutoDesk doing their "Robots in Disguise" routine
First up is news that you may or may not have heard about everyone's favorite bully AutoDesk. Due to ballooning costs, a continually souring user base opinion of their company and software applications and among a more crowded and growing competitive field they are contemplating change in all of their 3D applications in very major ways. Rumor has had it that Maya has been getting ready for a major overhaul for months and then this popped out:
For those that aren't familiar (I'm a Maya user mainly so it took me a little while at first) This is 3D Studio Max, or at least a mock-up of a ma
Please Listen.I just got an email from a concerned parent. Her daughter has an account on DA, and apparently she copies and traces my drawings. I looked on her profile and confirmed that, yes, she did trace and gave minimal (sometimes no) credit. The reason her mother messaged me was because a few people were apparently sending her harsh messages asking her to give credit. She even got a few death threats.
Listen...I'm going to say this all again because I guess it needs reiterating: When it comes to my art, I do not mind young artists copying or tracing my drawings in hopes of developing their skills, or because they are still learning the way of things. If you see someone posting a traced or heavily referenced drawing that does not mention the original picture, please DO NOT immediately jump to aggression. If something like this (art theft/style theft) really gets on your nerves, then I understand why you might be angry upon seeing it, but you must find the maturity to take a breath, and
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EXTENDED-Draw Our OC's Contest --OPEN-- We had many people asking so we decided to extend the contest to give everyone more time!
We have been planning this for a while and finally it's official:
Reminel s and Naitei s "Draw-Our-OC-Contest"
WHAT TO DO
Draw our OCs Shinzui and Lilinoe together
Gallery of Shinzui and Lilinoes Art
Name: Shinzui no HahenGender: MaleHeight: 1,78mRace: born GoodNightAnimal- turned to Traumdieb, Mage Class, Kitsune (fox demon)Birthday: unknownAge: un
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MY ANIME OPENING IS DONE!!!For my manga:
300 point giveaway+feature!Hi there! Nice to meet you my dear friends It's my giveaway again.
There will be 3 winners in total! (100 points for all)
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Subscribe to my channel.
any video you like.
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The Simple Character Creator FormulaThis is a copy-paste (with some additions) from my Tumblr blog (http://spaztique.tumblr.com/), but it must be reposted.
Twilight of the Hakurei, the club-wide comic tennis/RP (http://walfasstationwagon.deviantart.com/gallery/41877816), is turning out just as I suspected: AMAZINGLY. However, one thing that really astounds me is how well the character system is working. If you're not familiar, it's simply this:
1. Pick the character's biggest strength that affects other people. Note the key phrase, "that affects other people." For example, "He's really good at cooking," is not a strength: that's just a regular skill that only applies to one area of life and doesn't really affect others. However, "He's a fast learner," or, "He pays attention to detail," or, "He's very generous," is a strength because it applies to more than just cooking, but any other skill and especially relationships.
2. Pick the character's biggest weakness that affects other people. Once ag
2000 points raffle - ENDEDI want to get 1000 watchers until Chrystmas so I decided to do a points raffle.
From now I will do adoptions\commissions for Paypal because I need Overwatch. This is why I want to give my rest of points.
-Watch me. (don't watch me just for winning this raffle)
-Repost this journal.
-Favourite this journal. (favourite this just if you want to join this raffle)
-Comment if you enter.
Also, will be only a winner what will get:
-A fullbody of his OC
The raffle will end when I will get 1000 watchers.
I will chose the winner in RANDOM.org