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?
Interview with MaxyHere is the next part of my new project, featuring comic artists. This time let me introduce you, maxyvert As we already know she has nice and unique style and interesting comics with lovely characters and stories. Let's see.
♣ Let's start simple. Please, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi, I'm maxyvert from a little country,Hungary. I'm 21 and currently attending to an art university. I like making comics and illustrations one day I'd like to make a fully hand-painted comic.
♣ What inspired you to make comics?
When I was 9, I started to read W.i.t.c.h. magazines, and I really liked the style and the story so I wanted to make similar things.
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
flyover state, flyover heartthere's almost nothing
left of august, or me -
just fat, humid yawns that
cling to the asphalt and
vinyl sidings of houses
prettier than any autumn day.
chlorined kids rise from the
tanned wake of public pools,
clothed in school uniforms,
counting the new freckles
they've earned like war badges.
the nights i can lay in my
underwear beneath spider web
blankets while my wheezy fan
oscillates and whispers dusty
stories are numbered.
but i'll hold the moon
as it crests over summer's
dying vigil, my arms high
around it's wondrous girth.
i'll ride the heat into the
ashes of three months spent
dreaming in fevered euphoria.
i'll lead the impassioned
thousands down margins tucked
into a waning, wailing cry.
and i won't rest, even after
august is buried between blue
lined composition pages in a
coffin of lead - a memory with no
scent becoming one without a heartbeat.
Shackles Falling (008)When the dandelions spread--
a yellow disease
across the brown lawn--
and thick ivy arms crept
down halls layered with dust,
we knew it was time to go.
a pair of memories
fate wanted lost--
the echoes of ghosts
as the city cheered
the building to brick dust
and empty foundations.
The start of a new month,
the shackles of your eyes
portals to a future without fur.
As the sun danced acrobatics
across the backs of our fading hands,
a grin free of fangs,
a boy once again--
plucked me one more weed
to wear in the clean braid
of my hair
as we skipped out on the moon.
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
Ancient Egyptian Art and MythologyAuthor's Note
Ancient Egypt was a HUGE society with a rich culture and a highly developed religion. Egypt is one of the most famous ancient cultures because of its unique funerary practices and its incredible architectural feats. Now some of you are reading this because you're interested in Ancient Egyptian art and others of you are (like me) take an art history course and reading this to help study. I will be tailoring this journal for those taking an art history course but no one wants to be bogged down with bland information so I'll try to keep this interesting (not that it's hard because it's ANCIENT EGYPT!)
Note that dates aren't terribly important just make sure you are in the right century
What you really need to know
The entire period of Ancient Egypt lasted from 3500 BCE to 1070 BCE and was broken into four periods: the Predynastic and early dynastic periods (which we are
ENDED! OC CONTEST! (5000 Points in prizes!)The contest is now over!
If by chance you forgot to send your entry in I will accept last minute entries - that offer only lasts today.
Semi finalists will be posted within this week
I’m hosting a contest! It’s got some pretty epic prizes, including a 5000 prize pool – so if you’re interested, read on!
CONTEST THEME: Draw any one of my characters in any situation or theme matching the given Keywords.
Age: 3 years old (Life Span 13-16 years)
Fur Colour: Merle Tricolor
Eye Colour: Amber
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
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
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
Clouds Stock 54 by BeccaB-323-STOCK Background Stock 8 by BeccaB-323-STOCK Ocean Floor by alixkent Burke Falls 17 by Ardenstock
Sky 160 by Astro-Stock
How to name a link.< a href= "add your link here" > your link's name goes here
without the spaces.
Let's try it!
Pro artist AyameTheDevil
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
The Unseen Stock - July (ll)Model
Unicorn 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock Little Forest Fairy_4 by anastasiya-landa
Crimsonella stock 6 by charligal-stock Downward Glance by Danika-Stock Woodland Archer 4 by IthiliamStock Double Agent 03 by Null-Entity
Snow Scape 4 by Ardenstock Tree 09 by cemacStock Waterfall Black Forest Triberg by BVFoto Dry Hill2 by oddmountain
Saxon a gogo 2 by Dewfooter
the huscarl by Liancary-Stock Artemis 2 by PirateLotus-Stock Nordic Warrior by Liancary-Stock
Whiter Shades Of Gray 29 RESTRICTED by Elandria Fency Winter Background by Burtn
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
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
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
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