Went Undercover as a Student at a UniversitySorry for lack of updates, I have been away for a bit. But now I am back to tell more stories and upload more art. Anyway. Sometimes Ry can be a troll (Just sometimes). And I did exactly that last week actually. I pulled off a 21 Jump Street. Right, so I was in Melbourne for a convention and I also stayed longer for a few days to hang out with friends. The night before convention, my friend Alice (Who is a core member of the Japan Club) invited me to visit her University at RMIT for a Japanese movie night as part of her Japan Club's activity. At first I was a bit unsure whether I should go or not since I am not a member of the club or the Uni. But I do like to watch Japanese movies, so I went! :iconmingplz:
So there I was, in a room full of young fresh Uni students. One thing I noticed is that when I went into the club room, some people knew each other but many were first timers, they were all introducing themselves to each other, and I did as well. At that mome
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to
FML. The Super Mario Galaxy StoryYou guys like story yeah? Let uncle Ry tell you a story, there's a lesson to learn here kids. Pay attention. I wanna talk about this now because last week was my birthday and it reminded me of this story, its related to a birthday gift. The gift was Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. This story happened a few years ago.
This is a picture of me playing the Nintendo Wii, I love my Wii. Had lots of great times on it playing games like Smash Brothers and Mario Kart and Twilight Princess, and a game I really loved called Super Mario Galaxy. The story takes place around 2009? A couple of years after the Wii came out. So one day a friend of mine Matt messaged me telling me he got a Wii, I thought great, about time he got a Wii. So I congratulated him, then he asked the question. :I He asked whether he can borrow some games and I was like 'HMMMMMMMM SHIT'. Well Matt is a nice guy, pretty honest and pretty generous. I usually am pretty generous too but when it comes to games, I hate lending it out
Difference between selling Art and selling MeatGreetings Ryceballs. Today I am gonna be talking about the differences between selling art and selling meat.
It is absolutely fascinating how different the two can be! :iconyoudontsayplz: ... Well first of all, an artist likes their work to be appreciated and let the audience see for themselves whether they want to buy their artwork or not. While a butcher (ESPECIALLY ASIAN ONES LIKE THE ONE IN THE ARTWORK) only cares about selling the meat and making the profit, they have no sentimental feelings towards what they are selling, because if they do then there won't be any meat to sell right? One of the main rule of a butcher is to have no emotional attachment towards the animals, because they know sooner or later the animal needs to be chopped up. Well what about artists? Well they put their blood, sweat and tears into their artwork to make it as pretty as possible, all in hopes that the audiences would enjoy their art as much as the artist enjoy making them. NOW here's the thing thoug
Massive Pokemon Charity Collab for a good cause!Hiya guys! Just a shoutout for a Massive Pokemon Charity Collab thats hosted by WildCharmander, and its for a good cause! Pretty much you need to draw a Pokemon with a moustache! In support of Movember. Theres only 2 spots for every Pokemon. Soooo I got in fast and has taken the spot for the yellow rat already (Im sorRY). But there are still plenty of Pokemon left for sure! You can check out which Pokemon is taken etc here http://sta.sh/01muez326o7t And I full heartedly support this collab because its for a good cause. For every submission the collab receives, WildCharmander is donating $.25 to 2 charities. One to the Canadian Red Cross in memory of his late fiancee Bulano, and the other will go towards the Kids Help Phone in part of Spirit Day (Rise Against Gay Bullying) divided evenly. He's also throwing in $50 if it reaches 200 entries.
Due date is October 31, 2013
For more info about this collab please click here >>>> http://wildchar
Found my Japanese friend missing for 10 yearsOk, Ryght, so, around 10 years ago I had a Japanese friend back in High School. He was over as an exchange student for a few months. When he arRyved, we anime lovers kinda heard the news and wanted to check him out.. cos me and my friends were kinda obsessed with Japanese stuff. Somtimes we would even speak gibberish Japanese to be more cool. So anyway I heard about this Japanese fella called Tomoo, he was a year below us and I really wanted to meet him but had no idea how... I have never made friends with a Japanese person before and was kinda nervous, so I just kinda brushed it off. Then one day.. my friend Ming somehow made friends with him and introduced Tomoo to me. I was shaking.. I was sweating.. I didn't know whether I should shake his hands or high 5 or hug or what... At the end I chose to bow, well thats what Japanese do right? So I bowed, I remember bowing and felt stupid after. IreallyhadnoideahowtogreetpeopleandIstilldon't. So eventually we started talking and we be
Seek and you shall findHiya Ryceballs, oh my god what an insane couple of days. I don't even know where to start I really don't, it has to do with papa Ry, my dad. It has been an emotional roller coaster for him and this whole event is kinda like a joke now when I think back on it. OK long story short, he was afraid he's gonna be jobless, pretty much he left his old job to work in a 'better' job only to find out that this better job has an even more unreasonable boss bla bla bla I don't wanna get into full details for his privacy's sake. So now he wants to quit this current job and go back to his old job and im like 'ARE YOU FREAKIN JOKING ME?! YOU JUST LEFT! AND NOW U WANNA GO BACK?!' Like how embarrassing would that be right? But he says he has no other options and no other jobs out there, so I told him to look for jobs online and he's like 'Oh nah it won't make a difference'. :I This is coming from a man who doesn't know how to turn off an ipad. So I told him a true story I read... I thought it has
Ry's Life RulesKinda misleading title I know, but no its not about how awesome my life is, but more about some life rules that I like to follow. WELLLLL try my best to follow them anyways. If you think some of them are worth trying, then sure follow these rules with me
1.GOTA BE A FAN BEFORE DOING FAN ART FOR SOMETHING
Yup, I have not seen One Piece or Bleach so I will not do fan art for them, Im sure they are great anime as people has told me, but I just haven't gotten around to watch it thats all. So yes for me, I gota be a fan before doing fan art for something. Otherwise it kinda takes away wat the true meaning of what fan art is right? But yes I do know some people who draws fan art of whats popular rather than what they like, I remember one time I was walking in the artist alley and saw an artist who did an artwork of a fandom that I like, so I spoke to them about the series and realised the person has not played the game or know anything about it, but just drew it because
Artist Info: Conducting Yourself Professionally +This is part of an 'Information Series' of journals
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- Artist Info: How to price commissions
- [now reading]
- Client/Buyer info: How to commission an artist
UPDATE: I want to share this link with you all so that you may understand better the types of clients who are out there, and why it's so important to have ToS's and contracts and know when to just say...
Clients From Hell
Also, for more incredible info from professional artist Will Terrell about being a freelance artist, give a watch to this video. It will re-state points made here in this journal and more
Creating Awesome Features [+Contest Winners] Feature Contest Winners!!!
This was seriously one of the hardest contests I have ever judged, but alas we finally have winners
:iconconnyduck: ConnyDuck with The Faces of Traditional Art 2
:iconmimi-min: & :iconstarhavenstudios:
Entries were judged on multiple aspects. Layout, style & appearance, sticking to the theme, activity of deviants [yes, I checked to see if those featured were active or had been gone since], not being too overwhelming/underwhelming, among other variables such as having not been snagged off t
Tip of the Day: AttitudeWhen you're dealt a bad situation believe that good things will soon happen if you keep a positive attitude. If you adopt this belief then good things WILL happen.
In many situations your attitude is the determining factor between a positive outcome or a negative one. A positive attitude is what will keep you going through the tough times.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Draw Izka Contest: Animal Love! ENDS DEC 31st!Hello
I'm announcing another draw Izka contest ^^ this time it has a special theme: Animal Love!!!
the first one was over 2 years ago and was a huge success. hope this one will go well too ^^
DRAW IZKA-CHAN CONTEST: ANIMAL LOVE!!
-The theme of this contest is pretty simple, and all what you have to enter is to create a drawing/ painting with my Original Character IZKA with an animal or fantasy creature! You have to draw her in these clothes shown on the first two references below!!
*Main references for clothes:
^ YOU NEED TO DRAW IZKA IN THE CLOTHES SEEN ABOVE! ^
*More references with similar clothes
*More references of Izka: http://izka197.deviantart.com/gallery/38622371 & http://izka197.deviantart.com/favou
Contest: A Different Type of Pokemon (Winners!)Winners!
Hello Poke-fans, and welcome new members!
The staff has reached a verdict on 'A Different Type of Pokemon'! We got so many clever entries for this contest and it was hard to pick, so please check out all of the entries here: http://poke-fanclub.deviantart.com/gallery/37229275 There are many more that deserve recognition!
But for now, onto the winners...
While it's easy to merely change a Pokemon's colors and trade its elemental markers for another's, this design creatively works Milotic's traits into a new, but still recognizable identity. A very smart design overall!
As with the 3rd place entry, the trading of a natural-looking flying type into a natural-looking water-dwelling creature is impressive, and comparing Ho-Oh to a lion fish is absolutely inspired. We all felt this was a very creative take on bot
Draw my oc Contest! - CLOSED,[EDIT] This contest has finally come to an end! The winners will be decided soon, a big thank yo to everyone that entered, I'm glad I was able to hold another contest like this ^^
How to Enter
*Draw my original character Turtle
Refs can be found here: http://sta.sh/02a9wfky6shn http://sta.sh/015q2ialp7gx
Additional info - She loves anything sweet, cute, and is really energetic and social
-Your entry must be colored
-You can submit up to 2 entries
- Do not use bases unless they're your own
-You can change her out fit, but not too much
-Link your contest entry to this journal or my profile
*Any art style is accepted and no need to ask if you can join, everyone is welcome to ^^ *
Tales of the N64Hello Ryceballs, its been a long time since I actually drew something or written something for Deviantart, mostly because of travelling to conventions and work, if you haven't guessed it by now I actually draw for a living. BUT IM BACK FOR A BIT NOW, with more stories to entertain you delicious people! This time Im gonna talk about the classic Nintendo 64, one of my favourite consoles of all time.
This is a picture of me when I was playing the N64 back in the day. So why do I wanna talk about the 64 out of all the consoles? Well mostly because I have been trashing Nintendo so much lately about their decisions in the gaming industry that I thought I should talk about something more positive about Nintendo when they were at their prime. ALSO because I have so many good memories with this console! Without further ado, THIS is how it all began.. it started with my dad coming home from work one day and showing me a newspaper article with a competition on it, it was sponsored by Toyota and i
On dA for 10 yearsI'm happy to have been here for this long.
It doesn't feel that long - but in a few more years I'll have been on this site for half my life. Sheesh!
I've improved so much having an audience to show work to, even if the point of the work wasn't an audience - just having a platform from which I could do anything at all has been really amazing for me over the years.
And then... PMD-e... which has been a really tremendous learning experience for me (and others!), in so many ways. I don't want to turn this journal sappy or anything, but I've been lucky to have met so many people and have gotten the chance to help create a community with its ups and downs.
And... speaking of such...
I'll be making a journal later about the state of PMD-e right now - I know the updates have been sporadic, and this has been for a few reasons. I've been thinking about how to word things for a few days now, and I don't think I've quite gotten it yet.
Anyway, for those of you who've been around since
Guys, guys, guysChildren, there's no reason to get upset about a dumb little thing like someone tracing/referencing your art. Everyone does it, whether it be for practice or cause they liked the pose or whatever. Even my own sketchbooks are chock full of art that I've referenced from other people. I'm not gonna go around posting it as if it were something I came up with myself, but even if I wanted to, would anyone be able to stop me?
And you know why? Because you can't copyright poses something like poses. Not only is that an absolutely ridiculous concept to begin with, but you have to realize that with thousands and thousands of years of artists, there isn't going to be a single pose out there that someone hasn't already drawn a character in. No matter how original you think your picture is, pose-wise, I can guarantee you that someone out there has already drawn the same exact thing. Now, I'm not advocating tracing someone's art and claiming it as something that you came up wi
Don't go to Art School!I have not been brave enough to utter that sentence- until today. Today is the day I read THIS GREAT ARTICLE by Noah Bradley: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 I have been more and more bothered by us artists paying for art schools that cost as much as Ivy League law schools (or more) only to come out of said schools not able to find art jobs to pay off the mounds of debt that has left school with you! This article also mirrors my own feelings: its not about the instructors (or very rarely). They are underpaid and under appreciated. Some don't have the proper art training but have replaced that with Master's degrees, which is a pet peeve of mine as far as the costs the students are paying for that instruction. But, again, that's not the instructor's fault. They were able to get that job because only those with Master's degrees can fill those positions. They worked for that degree, so good for them. Art schools are not d
Design Contest! (EVEN MORE PRIZES ADDED!)EDit #4 Due to some credit card issues I'm going to have to EXTEND the contest so i can get all the needed money before i choose winners! Super sorry guys OTL
edit #3: Either mistletoe or holly is fine! I've gotten a lot of questions asking that ^^" So either the red or the white, i don't mind either way.
EDIT AGAIN!: I've decided to extend the contest by a whole month since a lot of people were noting me about more time since its the holiday season and its bait hectic around now!
EDIT: Not many people are entering, so if i do not get enough entries i will just choose some winners from the designs already entered and pay them. But OTL i hope more people enter! If you guys could advertise this that would be amazing!
Sooo I decided to hold my very own contest! I've seen a lot of people doing this and well I dunno if anyone will enter, but it's worth a shot!
Anyways I don't have many prizes to offer so I'll be offering money or points! (Sorry about the
A GoodbyeIt’s hard for me to fully realize that we founded PMD-E over two years ago. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long at all! I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun.
This place has changed quite a bit since it began! Take a look at the first couple of missions and events and compare them to the current ones. It’s almost an entirely different being now! Whether that’s a good or a bad thing is completely up to you guys, but I personally think it was good.
Running PMD-E has taught Mel and I a lot about a great deal of things, and although it was fun, we’ve learned some hard lessons during the course of this group. We’ve learned that while you may have a really good friend that you enjoy talking to a lot, they may just be really bad at helping you run large projects. Or maybe their ideas aren’t very workable with your own ideas. Or maybe they can’t handle responsibility in the slightest.
This doesn’t mean they ca
Design your plush contest [CLOSED]hi everyone and welcome to my contest
how to join:
design an animal based creature, of which you wanna have a plushie
upload it and send me a link
be my watcher on or
only me (and maybe my boyfriend if i'm unsure) ^^'
i'll choose 1 winner who will get a plushiefied version of his design (no costs for fabric or shipping)
if there are more than 100 entries i'll choose 2 winners
things i dislike
skulls, blood and any dead stuff
[Bullet; Blue] cruel/brutal looking stuff
[Bullet; Blue] use your own lineart
[Bullet; Blue] don't be shy if you think you can't draw good enough, just give it a try (i won't judge your drawing skill, just your idea)
[Bullet; Blue] don't enter with any old pictures (if you have any oc that you wanna get plushiefied, d
CONTEST TIME CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!200 Watcher Special!
to celebrate 200 watchers here on DA im starting a contest!
There are 2 types of entries, draw my current oc's
create me a new oc
for my up coming comic/ group
1st place (overall winner)
A full manga picture from EscarlattaNoTales
Custom shoes from me (any theme you like)
1600 or $20 from me
one full Body pic from me colored
one sketch by me
one chibi from me
charm Brecelet from shelley3tai
halfbody full color from Death-by-Sake
watch from Rissy-Sakura2ko
a llama and watch from MythOfLight
fullbody picor book mark from ~tales-sonic-pokegirl
full body pic from me colored
chibi color from EscarlattaNoTales
bust pic from blaxeira
chibi drawn on
Contest! - Now Closed / WINNERSHi Guys, it's Contest Time!
You may have noticed with the jewellery I have made over the past year or so that I add little stories and things to them, in this contest I'd love these stories to inspire you to draw, write or create anything based on these stories that I have come up with!
You're free to elaborate on these stories, add to them and draw inspiration from them, you're totally free here but you have a better chance of winning by sticking as close to your chosen story as possible c:
For example, if you like the sound of a character, you can draw that person or if you like a certain story and want to write more about it then that would be perfect!
First place: - WINNER: RedScarfLuxio
Draw My OCs Contest! [CLOSED] RESUTS HERE:
Do a picture with one (or more) of my Original Characters (at the end of the journal) and choose a theme:
Simple, choose one of my characters and draw him/her
Draw two or more of my characters in a situations of friendship
(joking, eating togheter, watching a movie, playing)
That can be funny..and cruel too!
Draw Ianush and Kraken togheter, Ianush likes Kraken so much but she looks at him as a friend uvu
For yaoi lovers! Draw my characters Ianush and Moki in a yaoi scene
Ianush is attracted by his older friend Moki which is often reluctant...
Sometime Ianush can not contain his physical attraction to his friend
Prenium Membership GIVEAWAYHello there everyone !
The prize for the Giveaway is a 3-month Premium Membership! The second prize is 50 ! Here's the rules :
You must be a Watcher !
You cannot already have a Premium Membership. But if your PM is over before the end of the giveaway, you can play !
If you're a Prenium, you can enter only for the 50
Post a comment here, with your favorite deviation from your gallery.
You must this journal entry.
You must make a journal about this to spread the word ! You need to post this journal in the comment.
If you prefer points, no probem.
[Bullet; Red] End of the Giveaway : September 1st 2013
[Bullet; Pink][Bullet; White][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Purple] FAQ [Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Orange][Bullet; Yellow][Bullet; White][Bullet; Pink]
[Bullet; Green] How do you pick the winners ?
[Bullet; Orange] I use a name selector
In need of help! Signal boost. EDIT!Because life loves to give me slaps in the face. My stepmother finally won. I have two weeks at most to move out of the house. I do have a place to move out the problem is I had move in dates till the end of next month. Because then I'll have enough money to pay my first month. Since I won't be doing that, I don't have the money I need to move out. That and I put most of what I was saving towards a down-payment for a car, because I need transportation for work. I could argue, but that never solved anything and just puts my father between the sword and the wall. So I just going to try and do what I can.
The total I need to move out is 1600 at most. I can safe on my own in a month but since father is not giving me such time, I can't. So I am doing commissions. My commissions are pretty cheap too! I just need this to be pass around to get some.
Commission info here. http://hello-tech.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-Paypal-only-334885461
I will also take 2 dollar pencil sketch. If you c
Nintendo 4DSForget the 2DS! This is better! The newly announced Nintendo 4DS. Good news from Nintendo just keeps on coming! So much Nintendo goodness! Wow, like just wow. Nintendo is on fire at the moment. A tech demo showed Pokemon Xandy being played on the 4DS, when you get hit by a Squirtle the 4DS squirts water at your face, when you get hit by a Charmander the 4DS burns your finger and when you get hit by a Pikachu the 4DS electric shock your fingers. Just make sure you don't let an Electrode do a Selfdestruct on you as your whole console will explode!
Just got my hands on the 4DS it is amaaazing.