Interview with FlipflopperyThe project of featuring comic artists is back!
Welcome here and let me introduce you, Flipfloppery, who is a really talented artist with an amazing and interesting comic called, Awaken.
♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hey! I'm Koti Saavedra, aka Flipfloppery on the internet, I'm 27 and I'm from Chile. I graduated from animation some years ago and I was working as an animator in a studio I co-founded until recently, but right now I'm in the process of making my webcomic Awaken my full time job. I like creating stories and characters the most, so I'm aiming to do that for a living.
♣ What inspired you to make comics?
Featured 2013/2So, it's feature time again~ This time with Sir Pikachu
There isn't specifically any theme. They are here because they are wonderful arts!
You are here by Nexivi Winterize by Klaufir Serpentine by Wursu LOX: 2-14 by moosmic Black Feather by Flipfloppery smoulder by littleulvar TnB-angels 2 by siruphial Herbs by viki-vaki
the greatest love by nuriko-kun Paper Plane by corrico Apocalypse is ongoing by DevilIncarnateX Csillagszemu juha'sz by hazumonster
Special FeatureHere is a little Feature from the Mikulás ;D
CAT POWAAA!! by vanille913 [AT] Chibwe by Perikoala Get Jinxed! by ArtOfNecroKid MadoKami by HatoriKumiko the thunder begins [contest entry] by hazumonster
:thumb401119534: Playing To Be Boys by Flipfloppery Daemon Black - Lux Series by Sayara-S
:thumb403785488: AT: WingOfWind by Nerior:
And a super-special feature for the kindest person on dA
Echec et mat, Rosa ! by Ammyna Choupineterie en cubes... by Ammyna Dans la foret lointaine... by Ammyna Samourai... by Ammyna Go Japan ! by Ammyna Sous les lumieres de la piste... by Ammyna
if you want to stop hurting:i. i have swallowed down this 3am love
like the ibuprofen i fed myself for my
swollen ankle that time in spain
when i pushed a little too hard and
let go for a little too long.
i have swallowed you down so many
times before, kept you like little embers
in the crevices of my chest, burning
holes through tissue and bone and
everything that i am - through everything
that i swore i wasn't.
ii. a few months ago,
i learnt that it's easier to breathe
with your throat open, to take it
down and let go gracefully,
like opening your palms against
the wind outside the car and inhaling
through your nose.
iii. if you want to stop hurting:
listen to them speak but do not hear their words, hear only their voice,
feel it reverberate against your spine and tell yourself -
this isn't a bad thing.
rebuild your body like jenga blocks. if somebody comes close,
hold their hand and tell them -
i trust you.
let the air rush between your fingers,
let the fire in your arteries sizzle aw
Can't you hear the music? The light fell like raindrops, hitting my bare skin as I danced to the fiery music that surrounded me. Despite their glowing appearance, they were cool and liquid, running down my body like tiny rivers of sunlight. My companions and I saw the woman at the same time, and there was no hesitation. I caught her attention, swaying to the music.
“What are you doing?” the woman asked, her hair falling down her back like a waterfall of silver moonlight. She was beautiful, but tamed. The wild light inside her battled to be free, to dance with us.
“Dancing,” I replied. “Can’t you hear the music?”
The woman looked confused. “Are you alright?” she asked, edging backwards. The shadows danced around her, trying to draw her into the dance.
“I’m wonderful. Won’t you dance with us?”
She shook her head, afraid, and the shadows pounced. I danced close
My RewardYou are my quest--
that beckoning in my RPG called life
that detour from what I have charted.
But the game was not won
by my following the trail of crumbs
laid before me;
the game was over when I met you
for I wanted to play no more,
wanted no part of this existence
that plodded on with no investment of passion.
There was no levelling up in my world--
no little man in a suit and tie to save me
to bend time and slow motion
to piece together the puzzles
that would lead to my happiness;
no dark soldier swinging his oversized sword
battling the demons of emptiness
to salvage my loneliness;
no tiny robot fuelled by a loyal heart
doggedly searching for his true love
in a world of discarded parts.
In a massive universe of multi-players
battling the futility of existence
to attain an inscrutable treasure,
I found you--
a gem in a village of clans,
a clue to lead me forward,
an option when I had so few--
are my extra life,
you filled up my health bar
so I could break free
from this endl
The Unseen Stock - AugustMODEL
Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger 26 by PirateLotus-Stock ...And very far away 97 by RachgracehStock The Geisha 04 by KittyTheCat-Stock Pre-Raphaelite Fairy 02 by svp-stock
Fairy Bower 01 UNRESTRICTED by Elandria Iceland 9 by LeikyaStock Landscape 2 by Gambathy
Iceland 3 by LeikyaStock mountains 04 by celeste1987 Ireland 11 by AfrolovertjeFireworks Texture 12 by Cassy-Blue
Beach white sands by Simbores 479 by MASYON Iceland 2 by LeikyaStock Sunset 5 by queenofeagles
Ocean Floor by alixkent Burke Falls 17 by Ardenstock
Sky 160 by Astro-Stock
Using Colloquialisms: Are you down with it? Colloqualism: You down with it?
A word or phrase that is not formal or literary and is used in ordinary or familiar conversation. synonyms: slang, idioms, patois, dialect.
Examples: whatcha, gotta, face on, ovver.
I’m sure you’ve had a good telling off by your teachers for using colloquial language inappropriately in your writing. I’ve had essays returned with the word “too informal” scrawled along the margin or a big red exclamation mark next to a certain word, who hasn’t? What just me? Oh right… my bad!
So WHY would we use colloquial language in our writing, after years of tackling the angry red pen?
I know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its over – or a person by their accent – but it happens. You can tell us a lot about a character by the kind of language they use. Are they all gangsta, dropping hooded verbs
PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!Waterbased Media!
I love water-based media! What is “waterbased media” you say? Well that would be any kind of water-soluble ink or paint! There are many advantages to working with water-based media, the main one being that many water-based paints and inks are not extremely dangerous to work with (in comparison to oils which are not good to get on your hands people…wear gloves!), there is no need for special clean up or a specific work environment (on that note, please PLEASE do not paint with oils in your living room). Another advantage to working with water-based media is quick drying times. This is a pro especially if you do illustrative works. A third pro to water-based media is that they are somewhat cost effective for us starving artists. Here are some types of water-based media: watercolor, ink, latex paint, and acrylic paint. My favorite type of water-based media is watercolor. Tip: you don’t need t
Artisan Craft and Copyright LawArtisan Craft and Copyright Law
As a Community Volunteer I spend a lot of time pouring through the Artisan Crafts galleries looking for art that deserves a bigger audience. I dig through every little hidden corner of the galleries looking at every type of craft, made by everyone from the most watched members to the day old newbies. And every time I do this, I have to double check it all for originality.
My time doing this had shed light on a massive problem inherent in the AC galleries: copyright violation
Now, I'm not talking about the obvious I-stole-your-picture-and-uploaded-it violations. I'm talking about something much more subtle, to the point it feels like most of the perpetrators don't actually realise they're doing it. I'm often about to give someone a DD, until I read their description and find it completely devoid of credit. Rather than getting a site-wide feature, these artists end up on my blacklist instead. It all boils dow
PE: Manga GenresThe term Manga (漫画) is a japanese word referring to comics and catrooning. Mangas used to be created in Japan or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language. But today they are created by Mangakas for other countries in many languages.
In this article I will give you a short explaination about the different Manga genres.
I'm aware of 32 genres that are used in the Manga publishing industry. Each one of them have different targets to please our interests.
Action: It shows fighting, violence or any other form of aggressive behavior.
Adult: This manga often contains intense violence or erotic scenes.
Adventure: Most of the characters of this Manga go on trips or explore the world.
Comedy: This manga is used for entertainment: Amusing with ridiculous situations that make you laugh.
Doujinshi: Manga that was inspired by famous works already published.
Drama: Should conduct the r
Spring-Summer Contest! -UPDATED PRIZES-Hello dear readers, watchers, creepers and crawlies
Seeing how the weather is being much gentler outside (at least where I'm living), and I've been thinking of wanting to do a contest for some time now... I thought, why not a spring-summer contest?
I know sometimes it's hard for many to participate in a contest. Whether it's because the contest only lasts for a week or two, or because you might suffer from the dreaded imagination-drain. So I figured to actually start a contest with a deadline that's as far... well, you have a long time. I guess I'm suffering from imagination-drain, eh?
I want this to get big, and I mean BIG. Share with everyone you know. Help me to get as many participants as is possible. The more people, the more fun it will be!
Now, before we discuss the rules, let me tell you what the contest is about.
First off, probably very obvious, the contest is about spring-summer time. So this is a prett
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Did You Know - Thumbs CodeThumbs Code
Whenever you do a feature or maybe want to link to a certain deviation the thumbs code is a very handy feature. It allows your viewers to see a smaller version of what you are referring to directly.
But did you know that there are several ways to make thumbs appear?
The most common way is to grab the thumbs code from the sidebar of a deviation.
That way you will get a little preview no bigger than 150x150px.
Another thing you can do is to create a big thumb. For that you just need to add 'big' to the thumbcode, like :bigthumb###:
For our example it will look like this.
Big thumbs will get no bigger than 300x300px.
Alongside those and thanks to AddMedia and Sta.sh you also vary the size on your own.
Either choose deviations from the AddMedia sidebar and make use of the transformation corners or use this code
ART CONTEST! :D 1500+ POINTS IN PRIZES!ENDING SOONEDIT: ADDED another new oc to draw and EXTENDED the deadline
yay a contest and a pretty journal skin so it looks fancy
so anyway im holding an ART CONTEST obviously :3
What i'm looking for is art of THESE OCS:
anything relating to their personalities (found in the ref description) would be awesome :"D
i accept any form of art whether it be drawings, sculptures, animation, pixels, plushies, whatever you can think of!
sculptures, plushies and animation are my weakness so if you do those it will give you a better chance of winning x)
you can enter as many times as you'd like!
now for DA RULEZ:
-comment saying you want to enter and then ill count you as entered! id also appreciate if you featured this journal but it is not obligatory
-judging will be based on CREATIVITY not skill
- PLEASE be nice to other competitors
-dont delete your entry if you dont win
-do not draw them as anthros unless they are already anthro!
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28th
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
An open source animation programSomeone shared this with me, and I think it's worth spreading, let's consider supporting having more open source programs out there:
GhostWriterNext said the following:
There is this cool and awesome free and open source 2D animation software called Synfig:
http://www.synfig.org/cms/ check out the bleeding edge versions here
http://www.synfig.org/cms/en/download/development and there doing a crowd sourcing campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/set-your-priorities-for-synfig-development-in-february-2014 and I was wondering if you could spread the word about it. There has been some awesome improvements because of this campaign http://www.synfig.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=4841
Also best of luck with your Edepth anime project and your recent black hat campaign on seed and spark.
Neo-Victorian Steam-powered Fantasy: SteampunkWelcome to the land that never was in an era that had never been looking forward to the future that never came.
Welcome, to steampunk.
1. What is steampunk?
Steampunk is a retro-active subgenre of science fiction that incorporates elements of historical fiction, adventure, horror, speculative fiction, fantasy and alternative history. It exists as a hybrid genre that focuses on a re-imagining of the Industrial revolution when men and women create analog machines to achieve the fullest of human potential. Usually set in Victorian England during the mid- to late-1800’s or the American “Wild West” era, this genre incorporate the spirit of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells in their setting and general mood as well as the new-found relationship between man and his machine.
Steampunk has since become an aesthetic movement, sparking off subcultures that focus on visual art, comics, music, clothing, accessories and “custom mods” where modern-day m
stopped my heart beat - page 3 by pikaole Plan B page 2 by Biffno
AWAKEN-PROLOGUE-PAGE 02 by Flipfloppery WmC - Dream of the Boy - 01 by Z-Pico 002 by rachelnetzer
IDFracture PAGE 91 by IDFRACTURE Page by KillerGoldFish-ka TINF: Landon's first love by bunkun
Old: Circus Page 1 by okchickadee 13pb 31 by tiramisu-soup
BBR 24 Follow the road by Xamag
Mediocre by kajoi