Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones FAQThank you all for the amazing support!
We've been over whelmed with comments and questions for the past week, so we would like to answer some frequently asked questions here!
Q: When and where can I order a pair?
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Q: How much will the headphones cost?
A: We're aiming to keep the price as low as possible without compromising quality. The price we've decided on is $115.
Q: Will you ship internationally?
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Q: Do the cat ear speakers actually work?
A: Yes, the speakers are fully functional so you can switch between listening
Going to China!It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.
My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.
But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.
I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
MemoriesI've been in China for almost a week now, and all the memories I have of this place is flooding back. Unfortunately, many of those memories are quite negative. A lot of people commented on my last journal asking why my stepmom and half brother had tried to kill me. It's not a secret and I'm in a weird mood right now so I'll retell the story.
I last visited China almost five years ago. I was unfortunate enough to be stranded at the LAX airport for two days. During that time, I met another girl my age who was also returning to China to visit family. We talked for a long time and I found out her parents are also divorced like mine. She told me how her stepmom would regularly burn her with cigarette buds. I was horrified but I felt lucky that my stepmom is kind to me. I told her I was lucky to have a nice stepmom. I had never been so wrong.
When I first arrived, my stepmom greeted me kindly, and we talked, joked, and hung out like a regular family would. But her mask was quickly cracking a
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Anime Expo!Anime Expo is finally coming up! It's the biggest anime convention of the year for me and I'm super excited to see everyone again As usual, I'll be in the artist alley with my prints and books!
The convention will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this July 3rd-6th. I will be at tables A/B 37-38 as shown in the map below. See you there!
Fanime Stuff Stuff Stuff!!!Hey guys! As you may have heard, I will be at the Artist Alley Table T215 of Fanime this year with lots of prints, posters, cards, and the 1000 Words book!
The prints! And these aren't all of them. More are hidden under each other or out of view. They come in all sizes from the largest measuring 12x18 inches at $7 to the smallest measuring 3x6 inches at $1, and everything in between.
The Augen Auf playing cards will be for sale for $15 per deck, or $25 for 2 decks. I'm currently not selling these cards online so Fanime is the only place to get it.
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1Qq
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
I'M BACK!I am finally done with my last final of my last semester of my college life!!!
I've been pretty much avoiding dA for the past few months (except occasionally posting a few things) because I didn't want to get distracted from school work by all the awesome things on here but now I can get back to making my webcomics without schoolwork in the way Thank you all for the support during my college years I've been on dA since I was 12 years old and I can hardly believe I'm 21 now. It's been such a pleasure growing with this wonderful community and I look forward to many more years to come!
2012, my body is ready!
My Deviantart Story
Deviantart is like the mother who gave birth to me. She gave me life as an artist, she allowed me to showcase my skills and creativity and even to express my ideas. Without Deviantart, there would be no Ry-Spirit!
Deviantart also allowed me to make new friends! Some of my closest friends I made are through here on this very website. And no they are not the three people in the image above, but those guys looks fun, contact me if you are one of the three people in the picture. Thanks
Deviantart has helped me grow as an artist and as a person too! Through positive feedback and compliments from the nice community!
Deviantart is like a home to me. This is the website I visit the most, I have made the most friends here, I also follow many other talented artists here who has inspired me. DA is my home!
Another thing that I experience a lot on Dev
Story Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 2This journal is dedicated to helping those who have trouble with making characters and stories that go with it. Or probably some advice to those who could be blinded by the grip of having a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu character that isn't all that interesting as you think it is. Through out this journal I will create bullet points on how to make and interesting story/history.
Disclaimer:: What ever advice or tips that I give isn't telling you HOW this SHOULD be. There are other methods you can go about this, this isn't he only way at all, merely things I've learned from my own mistakes as well as what I've learned in my classes
So you want you character to have an original story, huh? Or you want to find a way to bring whatever concept you have in your head to life, right? Or maybe you don't have a story at all and just a character that floats in space forever doing jackshit. Stories are what MAKES the character who they are, they are what makes the character much more interesti
Character Making, Tips and Advice. (tl;dr) Part. 1I'm sitting here trying to put off work eating a chicken burger and staring at my computer with no physical intent to be productive, though mentally I feel like I can finish everything in one day.
In all reality this has all been wondering through my head for the past couple of weeks and after seeing other people take a hand at giving advice to people, maybe I can shed my own tips and words into this complicated fortune.
This journal is dedicated to helping those who have trouble with making characters and stories that go with it. Or probably some advice to those who could be blinded by the grip of having a Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu character that isn't all that interesting as you think it is. Through out this journal I will create bullet points on how to make and interesting character.
I will make a part 2 journal about making stories and give a tiny lesson on 'The Hero's Journey'.
Disclaimer:: What ever advice or tips that I give isn't telling you HOW this SHOULD be. There are other
Beware of this DA user: Secret-Korea [art theft]May 15 recent update
So she even deleted the empty twitter and that so-called "apology"
Yet, she still hasn't publicly apologized in front of her crowd of dA watchers admitting her art theft deeds.
She vanished and Gui can no longer contact her. If you are able to contact her, please tell her to face her fault and don't try to escape from it. It isn't that hard to admit your wrong doings.
Long story short, this DA user "secret-Korea" has stolen artist Gui's work and pretended as his/hers.
It is also suspected that quite an amount of his deviation are stolen from other artists.
I'm not letting this person to just get away by that, exploiting people who have been putting faith in her and "her art" which was actually a rip-off of other artists' work and effort.
If you know people are also one of those victims/watchers, please do let them know.
She has quite a large base of watchers so it's very possible that
Artist MasterlistLast Updated: February 18, 2014
Current Participating Artist Count: 85
The following artists are listed in alphabetical order. This is NOT the order in which the artists will be placed in the art book.
:icon021: ~021 | | http://fav.me/d78abtn
:iconah-bao: ~ah-bao | | http://fav.me/d76t2js:iconakareikou: ~akareikou | | http://fav.me/d6wjb1m:iconanhellica: ~anhellica | |
:iconanokazue: ~anokazue | | http://fav.me/d742brm
:iconaphin123: ~aphin123 | | http://fav.me/d73qbnt
:iconbakeddeer: ~bakeddeer | | http://fav.me/d6y9q91
:iconbluebirdjoy: ~bluebirdjoy | | http://fav.me/d707psf:iconbookwormtiff: ~bookwormtiff | | http://fav.me/d6w6nc2:iconbrilcrist: ~brilcrist | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d73sbrq
:iconcherryw: ~CherryW | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d74m7vd
:iconchowpan: ~chowpan | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d74p0sa
:iconchrylkk: ~chrylkk | [Star!] | http://fav.me/d74ghjv:iconcindiq: ~Cindiq | :
5/14Hi, I’m GUI and I want to reveal what Secret-Koreada and (E) have done these days.
One day, (E) contacted with me and said he wanted me to do a request for him. I did so and days later, I found Secret-Korea posted my picture on DA without my permission and pretended he/she was the painter himself. On his/her DA, all the pictures were posted without permission of the original painters and pretended they were all from his “hard-working”, too.
I sent a message to (E) and requested him if Secret-Korea was the (E)’s friend, please note it’s my work in the description or took off the picture immediately. (E) said Secret-Korea was his colleague. (E) promised me to inform Secret-Korea soon and
[Winner Announced]Art Raffle!300 Watchers Art Raffle [WINNER ANNOUNCED]
o_o i actually generate 4 numbers
and 2 of them having no poll/journal about my raffle ):
cant even find the comment >w<
anyway.. the winner is.....!
I wanted to say thank you who participated and whom actually watched me >w<
hopefully you didn't watch only because of this raffle ):
and everyone are welcome to remove this journal from your fav ^_^
END DATE : 16 APRIL 2014, 23:59 GMT +8:00
Celebrating my 300 watchers i'm holding an art Raffle
which consist of 2 winners!!
I'll do 3 winners if i manage to get 200 participations
Both winners could choose which art they prefer
[Winner Announced] Art + Points Raffle !!The Winners!
oh my god.. to think i was able to get 100++ ppls to join in, i might do simple and quick art raffle any sooner to celebrate my 200+ watchers.
thank you for participating :iconuhuhuhuplz:
1st place goes to :iconHalloween360:
2nd place goes to :iconthebrilliant:
3rd place goes to :iconasru-d:
It's the 1st time i ever to hold a raffle
I wanted to add more collections to my gallery
I'm lacking chibis and I wanted to draw something
i'm glad if i could draw your OC ~
but do mind i dont draw mecha, animals, anthro, furry but kemonomimi is fine
So there will be 3 Winners!
if more than 20 entries....aa.. i didnt expect this... *cries*
will win a Bust Up art of your chosen character along with 50
Hi, we would like to thank everyone who has supported our project! As a thank you to those who have helped spread the word by reblogging our preorder post on Tumblr, we would like to announce TWO separate giveaways that will be happening from now until the end of preorders. Since the limited edition platinum had been sold out, we’re giving you guys one more chance at receiving the stickers that were exclusive to that set.
Stickers designed by Hetiru
To receive this prize, all you have to do is 'Favorite' this post. There will be one winner! We are also doing a similar giveaway on Tumblr with two winners so if you want more than one chance to enter, go to this post here -->
[WINNERS ANNOUNCED]My Manga's Been Featured!THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED
HERE R THE WINNERS~!!!
:iconsakurako39: :iconShokuxToki: :iconcinnamon-tea-time: :iconTesseraFrost: :iconbokunoai:
THE ABOVE WINNERS: PLEASE NOTE MEH UR SHIPPING ADDRESS+NAME PLZ XDDDDDDDDDD
THANK U ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED! I REALLY DO APPRECIATE ALL UR SUPPORT AND TAKING UR TIME READING MY MANGA!!
IF U DIDNT WIN PLZ DO NOT GIVE UP CUZ ILL BE HOLDING A DRAWING CONTEST VERY SOOOOOOON
It's been a month since I released my very first Manga "The Martyr's Rebellion"!
Inkblazers made a monthly promotion today and made my manga a featured series XD...
which can be viewed here: http://www.inkblazers.com/blogs/New-Author-Promotions-September/detail-page/8938
Ry's ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeOn a calm afternoon while chilling with his fluffy friends, Ry gets a letter.
Please make your donation to.
How to make good comics: FailMaybe it's because I'm a (self proclaimed) comic artist, but sometimes people come to me to ask for advice about how to make good comics.
Aaaaand to be honest, I have absolutely no idea.
That doesn't stop me from trying to! My brain has a bit of an excitement rush right now since I'm going to leave for an almost-week-long road trip tomorrow with some friends which really makes me want to do something completely irrelevant to anything ever, so have some of my typical rambling again! Been a while, huh?
I bet many of those who ask how to do good comics want to become great comic artists as soon as possible, but actually, I think that one of the best things to do to become a good comic maker is failing. Yeah. Failing is something everyone wants to avoid, as if failing meant instant death or something, but it's something that really isn't all that easy to avoid. (Yeah, failing is embarrassing, which is why people who look like they're good don't show their fails.) And actually I
1 free chibi giveaway! (closed- chose someone)Edit: thanks for the huge response! I already looked through the first 500 comments. Now looking at the rest. There's a few characters that I really like ... it's hard to pick one but I don't have time to draw more than one. XD
How are you tonight? ^0 ^
I am going to draw 1 chibi for free!
The style is shown below (iridescent chibi)
★★★Please follow the steps below to be considered!★★★
1》Only comments in this journal are considered.
Only enter if you would allow me to post the finished art in my gallery.
The art is only for the private, non-proft use of the winner.
2》 post 1 link or 1 thumbnail (you can use Add media for thumbnail)
to show me 1 character that you would want drawn.
3》add this journal to your favourites.
I will choose the character that like the most♥
omgI was trying out Krita (a free drawing software) brushes, and had the biggest surprise to see this:
At first I was like "woah, this looks so much like my brush texture (that I really like and often use), this brush will be very useful!....w w-wait a minute."
These are the brushes I made available in a free psd brush pack a long time ago:
The "sponge-brush" in Krita is the EXACT same texture I made, but mirrored xD
It's a texture from a pattern I also made and mixed with other brushes from this pack. Here is the pattern for anyone who would be interested:
I do not blame them for this, I just found this funny and a bit flattering. My textures were made free to use, and Krita is also a free software, so I honestly do not mind at all :b
I was not expecting my brush pack to have been so much popular and used, I looked it up and my pack is now available on many sit
Manga/Anime Beauty #9 - Rini-tan
Manga/Anime Beauty - An Interview with Riniuu
Manga/Anime / Digital Media / Paintings / SAI
Hello! Today is a beautiful day.... a day for a new interview!
Welcome to the ninth issue of Manga/Anime Beauty.
After several requests, I interview a star within the dA M/A world, an incredibly talented, kind and lovely european artist - Riniuu !
I love her art so much, her style is so special and her digital painting is to die for. I'm so glad she agreed to be interviewed - thank you so much!
I hope you guys will like this interview, and right after it don't miss the chance to visit her gallery if you haven't already, her art is fantastic!
Now, let's get started!
Please note: All the artworks featured on this article were chosen by the devia
CONTEST 2014 - Christmas(18 days left + new entry) HELLO DEAR YAOI ADDICTS !
Yaoi-addiction is proud to present its 2014 contest !
This year theme will be "Twas the night before Christmas and ..." *.
The participants will have to complete this sentence with their entry !
Submit your entry into the contest folder ! ^^ Shounen-ai to hardcore smut accepted (but respecting DA policy).
(no furry, no anthropomorphisme, robots etc. OUR GROUP RULES APPLY IN THE CONTEST.)
* "Twas the night before Christmas" means "It was the night before Christmas".
This is an extract from the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE.
We accept :
• comics (1 page)
• and written works ! ^^
• ONE entry per participant
• NO SKETCHES, LINEARTS OR UNFINISHED WORKS + THEY MUST BE DONE ESPECIALLY FO
Some tips to get more watchers on dA x3First of all, the amount of watchers is only a number. It doesn't necessary say how good your skills are. It's more how many people are interested in your art and how much it's seen in the community, in my opinion. Never forget it!^^
Yes, it indeed is hard to get noticed on dA. There are so many amazing artists and if you're new here, it's a big challenge! However, there are some tips to get seen by more people!
Most of the tips are based on own experiences and what I observed. People have different experiences, so there is no real instruction! xD
Here are my personal tips:
Be active! It means, comment, fave and watch other people's art. Many of them will visit your profile to thank you and hey, maybe they like your art!
Commenting on many deviations also means that people will see your name and are likely to remember it!
Get an interesting avatar! Cause if your avatar looks interesting, people are more likely to click on it! Choose an avatar which rep
Welcome to Otaku University! Everyone that join our new group on deviantArt "Kurunako" will recive 2 points and a llama, please comment below also when you're done or else you won't recive your welcome pack. Become a member here Kurunako
Thanks so much for visiting our group "Otaku University" we really hope that you'll enjoy your stay and please feel free to wander around. We got a load of talented artists that you can check out in the gallery, and if you have any questions please comment below and one of our staff members will help you.
If you're not a member already i suggest you hit the "Join Group" right away, to get full access to our groups gallery and events that we'll be holding daily. If you have any questions please comment below or conact one of our staff members.
Rules & Terms inside the university.
Introduction If you want to become a part of our group "Otaku University" it's very importaint that you follow and unders
Attack on Titan Charity Art Book!Hey guys! My wonderful friends at Operation-Requiem organized this amazing charity art book! Please support their cause and pre-order your very own Attack on TItan Art Book~
The book includes
- 75+ artists
- 80+ pages
- Hardcover book
- Limited edition extras!
All proceeds go to charity: water. If you have any questions regarding the artbook, please let them know by sending them a note!
The limited editions also come with postcards, stickers, buttons and keychains.
Pre-orders end on March 31st! Get them HERE before they're all gone!