I know... nothing new lately...I like em. I like that each section is easily editable without having to navigate away from the page. If you're not a DA beta tester, be one. And check out the beta of the new user pages.
Been a while...Well, I don't really have much new to say, I just got tired of seeing my sons birth announcement as my most recent journal entry. He's nearly 5 months old now, and he's amazing. His brother is so awesome with him too. He's starting to eat baby food now, and learning to sit up on his own a little....
Anyway, I bought CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 last week, so maybe, just maybe I'll have some new artwork up here someday. I've been busy as heck with wedding invites, and programs, and stuff for church. But I'm hitting a slow spot now, so just maybe.
By the way, saw Transformers today. Wow, what a flick!
New ArrivalWell, my second son was born on Sunday, February 11th, at 10:25 pm. He weighed 7 lbs, 5 oz and is 20 inches long. His name is Hayden Patrick, and him and mother (and brother and father) are doing pretty well. Just a little tired.
Anyway, just thought some of you might like to know!
Taking a breakWell, I've tried and I've tried... and I just can't get out of this funk. So, I'm taking a break from this GUI customization thing. I'll still be here, part of the community, customizing my GUI, watching all you guys, and downloading your stuff, but I'm just not going to try to create anything of my own for a while. I've rediscovered my love for playing the guitar, and to be perfectly honest, whenever I sit down to start designing, I think, "I'd really rather be playing my guitar right now." So it's starting to feel like work to me, and I don't want that. I'm just not going to do it for a while. Don't know how long. I guess until I feel like doing it again is the best I can estimate. So for the few of you who look forward to my new works, I'm sorry. It just ain't there for me right now. I'm going to start writing more music, because it's in my blood to create one way or another
In a Wicked Funk...Well, I've hit the biggest creative wall of my entire digital art life lately... I just can't seem to create anything that doesn't suck, therefore warrant uploading. For those of you wondering where the heck my stuff is, it's not that I'm not trying, I just can't get anything out of me. I've recently purchased a new guitar, and I've been writing music lately, so perhaps that's sucking all the creativity out of me. Dunno. But Millameter's new wall has inspired me, and I've started a new wall, so maybe it won't totally suck, and I'll upload it.
Check it...Hey, just want to head everyone towards a site where my wife's little brother, who is a newly aspiring photographer, is displaying some of his shots. They are really good, and I'm very proud of the work he's doing, since I think I've done alot to help him... Anyway, check em out, and leave him some encouraging words...
Devious Journal EntryWell, for those of you who consider me more than just another aritist, and I presume to have a few "friends" here... you'll be glad to hear that my wife and I are now expecting our second child! Yeah! Now if she'll just spit out a girl this time, so I can complete my Luke/Leia 2 pack... I'll be happy. Oh yeah, I'm a huge Star Wars nut too for those who don't know. My son's name is Luke, and I'm trying my best to convince my wife to let me name a daughter Leia.. presuming we have a girl. Anywho... that's all I got. Peace.
Nuthin...Anyway, I'm updating this mostly just because I was sick of seeing the same journal on my front page. But I've lost 32 pounds total now since January 15. Almost half way to my goal of losing 70 by September. Also wanted to mention, I was glancing through my gallery the other day, and I noticed that my work, both in style and catergory, has change pretty drastically lately. I used to make lots of mechanical orby wallpapers, and now it's mostly minimal walls, cursors and rainy's. Many of you who watch me probably do so because of my older style, and I'm just here to say, I plan on revisiting that style. I'm going to start making more walls like I used to. I kind got sidetracked with other things, and desserted many of my fans. Sorry for that, and you'll see some new "old" stuff in the future. Also, while you're surfing DA, be sure to check out my brothers page. He's Deviant mmbre
Not that any of you care...Well... it's not quite 2 months ago I started my diet. I've lost 19 pounds, and would eat anything at this point. I'm so freaking hungry. I'm not gonna quit, though. Wanna lose 60 pounds by August 31st. I'm well on my way it seems. So maybe I'll shoot for 10 more. That would be a good accomplishment. I'm not doing any of those fancy shmancy LA diets or whatever. I'm doing the only way that really works. The old fashioned way. Eat healthier, and eat in moderation. No more junk food like Oreo's and Coke. And no more 16 ounce stakes for dinner... but 8 ounces is ok. It's working well. 3 healthy meals a day, and minimal snacking.... and lots of water. Anyway, that's that. I'm going to go find a dead mouse to eat or something.
The Art of MisunderstandingCompliments are a bit of a tricky and weird thing.
Especially on an international webpage.
=> the misunderstanding
In Switzerland you can tell someone who's a cool person that they are "en geile siech". Now, this is a really big compliment here, even though it's not considered the most polite vocabulary. Still, big compliment.
If you translate that 1:1 into any other language, you will tell the other person they are a sexually arousing and rotting corpse of a horse.
Don't do that, most people don't will look kindly on it. d:
Of course the same problem exists in the other way too. I was feeling rather saddened by the first one who told me that my drawings are "da shit". I had NO idea that this is a positive thing! I just assumed the other person told me that my works were bad. Thankfully, I asked them why they thought of my drawings as bad, which helped clearing that misunderstanding up really fast.
=> "Looks like Ghibli!"
After a few years on dA, I started to hate
Kastraz's 1,500 POINT RAFFLE GIVEAWAY!! [OPEN]I haven't been able to do much art at all lately (anime con prep, finding a kitten & figuring out what to do with her, etc), and there's a lot of people waiting on trades/requests, commissions for me right now so as you can tell, I'm still quite busy...
So um, I'm gonna give back to you guys in a way that's possible for me right now
Plus a lot of you said on my last poll that you want more giveaways so here you go!!
1,000 Points [Points]
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500 Points [Points]
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another felinia movie to add to the listi was working on felinia when all of a sudden i had a revelation and i had to make this.
DARPG Personality Maker RNGTo Use:
For each category simply open up random.org and put 1 in the min section and the max number given next to each category in the max section and hit generate. Do this with all or only some of the categories, if you don't like what you get you can always re-role.
Works best if you add multiple quirks and fears.
:iconLivid-Star: :iconMeg006: :iconKique7:
Base Personality 1-50
1. Lazy: I don't focus. Being a couch potato is more appealing.
2. Energybomb: ZIP! ZOOM! WEEEE! I'm hyper active and that means I'm really hard to train and getting my attention will take a lot of patience. I will need a lot of activation to tire me out.
3. Snob: Hmmpft…You're not good enough to command me .
4. Bipolar: WOO I'm focused! I'm happy! I'm annoyed and refuse to do anything you tell me.
5. Nervous: I heard something out there…I'm pretty sure I heard something…*perks ears and stares intently*
6. Dumb: Remembering all of those commands and obstacles is hard. You'll have t
ADOPTABLE 100 THEMES CHALLENGEYeah. I don't like the other one. SO HERE WE GOOOOOO!!!
2. Think pink
3. Chocolate kisses
4. Crisp apple
14. Sun conure
26. Candy floss
32. Bumble bee
40. Peanut butter jelly
45. Orange sherbet
50. Tea and cake
73. Aquafresh toothpaste
ALL Next Gen Fun Facts!This is fan made!
All Next Gen Fun Facts! :iconwoootplz: Everything from my previous fun facts journals as well as some new ones are in here I probably won't make any more new Fun Facts journals. Instead, I'll just add them in here and let you know if there are any updates (if they are worth mentioning of course) I'll probably add more to the younger characters later since I'm still developing them. HOLY FRICK THIS JOURNAL IS LONG!
If this journal in particular is too long, you can look at these kinda shorter ones that narrow the characters down by category
Main: Royalty: Side: Children:
Valiant goes by "Lance"
Valiant's love life isn't very successful even though he's kind, charming and handsome. He's been out with quite a few ponies making him seem l
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~![Stole off someone's facebook]
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time