This week's featured art from the book is "Battle Angel" by Kukico, and is in the Newest Deviations and gallery section at animeangelsbook. Feel free to take a look, and mark the art as a Favorite if you like it!
Featured art this week by HitsukuyaThis week's featured art from the Anime Angels book is now posted in the Newest Deviations section at animeangelsbook The art is "Heaven" by hitsukuya and is one of a set of four works that will appear in the book.
To support the book project:
- Kickstarter page
- Paypal preorder page
New featured art postedThis week's Anime Angels featured art is "For Only Two" by Onirin, and you can see it in the "newest deviations" section at animeangelsbook. Feel free to take a look, add it as a favorite, submit the art to DA galleries if you like, and so on.
We also just recently set up a separate Paypal page for Anime Angels book preorders, for people who either don't have a credit card or who don't want to create an Amazon account (required by Kickstarter). The Paypal preorder page is here: http://www.animeangelsbook.com/preorder.html
However if you have a choice, it's slightly better to use the Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1471091733/anime-angels-artbook
New DA page, and a great preorder posterWe've started an official DeviantArt site for the book at :iconanimeangelsbook: where we'll be posting selected artwork from the book over the next several weeks. So feel free to take a look at animeangelsbook
And Red-Priest-Usada made a great publicity artwork for the book - here's the thumbnail image:
You can click the image to see the larger version. She has two artworks in the book, and this publicity art shows the initial lineart for one of them.
The Kickstarter page for book preorders is at this site
Anime Angels -- Kickstarter preorders begin!I'm really pleased to let everybody know that Anime Angels is now available for preorder on Kickstarter. We'll be offering both the regular softcover as well as a limited-edition hardcover version, and there are a variety of fun extras available including large postcards, 8x10 prints, and posters.
The Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1471091733/anime-angels-artbook
Anime Angels landing / splash page: http://www.AnimeAngelsBook.com
Press release: http://www.maronmedia.com/pressrelease
Please tell your friends... and thanks for helping angels to fly!
Submissions are closed, decisions are madeArt submissions closed on January 8. Thanks to everybody who submitted art for consideration! We were able to accept just under 100 artworks from over 60 artists. Email notifications (both acceptances, and regrets) have gone out to everybody who submitted art, so if you submitted art, please check your email inbox for a notice, which you should have received on Jan. 12. The next step is to get artist agreements from everybody, and assemble the art files.
A Kickstarter campaign to accept preorders for Anime Angels is coming soon (later in January), so keep an eye out for that.
At last, the new cover is hereIt took a bit longer than expected, but the revised book cover design is finally here! Contributing Anime Angels artists can see it in the private gallery here at maronmedia.deviantart.com. Based on feedback from the original cover draft, we changed the approach and are instead going with a Pixiv-inspired "lightweight" theme that has the text at the bottom with the Japanese as a subtle addition, rather than a dominant feature of the cover. The new layout also zooms in a bit on the angel so that we can see her face better. This design should look particularly good at its full 8.5x11 size when the book goes to print.
The new cover design is by :iconfinni: - thanks, Finni!
Art deadline extended to January 8, 2012(This is a shorter version of the update sent out to the artists' email list).
As we can see from the results of the latest DA poll, a large number of people (30 artists so far) said that a due date extension for the art submissions would be helpful. With that in mind, I'll go ahead and extend the due date to early January: Sunday, January 8, 2012. This should give everybody who was experiencing schedule stress some extra time to make 1 or 2 nice angel artworks.
Many thanks to everybody who has already submitted artwork for the book - about 10 people have sent in art so far, and it looks great.
In December I'm likely to create a trailer video for the book, so if you've already submitted art, I might contact you directly to accept your art early and get permission to feature it in the video trailer. So there is still an advantage to doing your art by December 15.
Thanks for your cover art poll votesThanks to all contributing artists who voted and commented in the recent poll about the cover art with text. I've now moved the poll off of the front page, and shifted the draft version of the cover-with-text back to the private gallery, so we can treat the poll as closed even though DeviantArt doesn't have the concept of "closing a poll".
The votes at the time that I shifted the poll were nearly 50-50 split, with 16 "I like it" and 18 "Change it!" votes. I'll be working through the comments over the next few days so that I can give some consistent guidance to my graphic designer. My general feeling is that it should be possible to make some changes that respond to people's "Change it!" comments, without annoying the people who liked the cover-with-text with no changes.
The cover art is now available for public viewA significant number of DA members noticed the Anime Angels cover art when it was first posted to the private gallery, and listed it as a favorite, which is great. Since the cover art definitely isn't going to be secret, even to people who haven't yet purchased the book, I've gone ahead and put it up for public viewing on the main MaronMedia page. This will give more people the opportunity to either Favorite the cover image, or Watch the #MaronMedia group for future updates.
The interior art will continue to stay in the private gallery, and is just for Anime Angels contributors to view in advance of book publication.
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
ART RAFFLE | BIRTHDAY BASH [ CLOSED, THANK YOU!]Thank you all so much for participating in this raffle! I have now picked the winners. I put everyone in this list with their number:
And here is the randomizer which picked the numbers:
The names are the following:
1st - FULL CG - No.399 - :iconRiviAnne:
2nd - HALFBODY - No.992 - :iconShannonXNaruto:
3rd - CHIBI - No.403 - :iconsuksama:
4th - CHIBI - No.673 - :iconMizuki-Cho:
5th - CHIBI - No.1027 - :iconShishi02:
Thank you for the well wishes both for my birthday and my exam. I appreciate every single one of them. As for the winners, you will be noted shortly!
Update 07/10/17 - Thanks to everyone who joined this raffle and on Instagram as well! I am now closing this and will list everyone's name in a doc and pick the winner on random ^^ Thanks everyone~!
I just wanna update everyone with my status 8D
So right now I'm muscling through my head
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
MMD/PMX/PMD/MME Editor Tutorials Update***BROKEN LINKS WILL BE FIXED, PLEASE BE PATIENT***
INSTALLATION GUIDE for MMD, MME, PMD, PMX, MMM (including download links): http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Installation-Guide-for-MMD-MME-PMD-PMX-and-MMM-325640079
MMD DOWNLOAD LINK FOR MMD Files: http://learnmmd.com/downloads/
PMD EDITOR VER 0139 and 0219 ENGLISH TRANSLATION: PMDEditor 0139 and 0219 english translation
MME DOWNLOAD: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/beta183/blomaga/ar491222
VMD SPECTRUM PROGRAM DOWNLOAD: https://bowlroll.net/file/1566
Some users made a Tumblr page to help others!: http://free-mmd-help.tumblr.com/
WINDOWS 10 USERS: http://lumialle.deviantart.com/art/About-MMD-PMDE-on-Windows-10-549824607
PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETAYOU GUYS KGJSKLGJSLKGJ I AM SO EXCITED OMFG /SOBS/ I JUST FOUND PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETA VERSION AND I LOVE IT OMFG
I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL BECAUSE ILY AND UM-- I THINK ALL US SAI LOVERS SHOULD EXPERIENCE THE UPDATE B)
you can read more about it AND download it here--
--and for a really easy walkthrough of what to download use this link--
some of the new features include-
64 bit/multi-core supportFont tool with text layersBigger canvases! Up to 100,000 x 100,000px canvas size for 64 bitBigger max brush size (up to 5000px)Circle and line rulersPerspective ruler (guide lines for 1 - 3 point perspective)Select/edit multiple layers at onceUpgrade for free if you already have a SAI 1 li
~ THANK YOU ~
Actually, I have 356 watchers right now ~
So ~ time for a
300350 watchers raffle ~
and Sabs546, you win the bet... //inside joke
I'll be using a random number generator and I'll be showing you the screenshot or the video...
Be a watcher of me ~ (New watchers are welcome, but please do not unwatch me!!! It's supposed to be for my watchers ~ Also, do keep in mind about this Be aware!)
Do not harrass anyone, please!! Q~Q
Draw My OC Contest-70 USD, points, adopts and moreThere is one journal about it but this one will be more clear
How to Enter
You have to draw my OC. There is only one for now, but I can add another later.
Everyone can join!You don't need to watch me but it will be fine ♥ ( New watchers are welcome ) If you share this journal or tag some people it will be nice
You can submit as many entries as you want! But its not about how much pictures u draw!
Please respect each other and if you don't win don't be sad there will be other events.
You can draw traditional, digital, pixels, icons, chibis, animations, fullbody, headshots,.. its really on you!
Don't use bases and please no literature for this contest
REMEMBER if you enter I am allowed to keep the artwork and use it. With your permission ofc.
You can draw him as Anthro or feral, if you cant draw animals you can draw him as&
Find Your Homestuck Troll Blood Color!Yeah so here is how it works! You need to figure out your sun sign, and your moon sign. There is a calculator similar to this one out there, but it doesn't take in account jade bloods or mutants. This also doesn't require rounding. Hussie has already stated that the only troll blood colors that exist are the ones we have seen in the comic + lime. I also had to take in account that the jade blood color is rare, but the odds of getting jade with the distribution unadjusted are extremely high, so I figured out a way to make it work so it makes sense. I also took in account that fuchsia blood is extremely rare, and so is being mutant. The distribution that I am working with is a pyramid. I'll explain the breakdown at the end.
If you don't know your sun sign, click here: http://www.astrology-online.com/persn.htm
If you don't know your moon sign, click here: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp
Next you need to add up the values of
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