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Knite is now on Mangafox :DHey guys! I've been getting a billion messages from people telling me Knite is on Mangafox. No need to worry since I'm happy to have my story shared in multiple places
I know most of you have probably read Knite before, but if you have a Mangafox account, I would be grateful if you would rate it here http://www.mangafox.com/manga/knite/ Thanks!
For those who can't wait for ch4 to be completely finished, there are currently 64 beta pages of ch4 posted at :iconknites:
I will be editing and redrawing pages of 1000 Words for the next week or so in preparation for book printing so new Knite beta pages will be put on hold (again, I'm sorry ;_; )
And don't forget, :iconteam4d: is hosting a Year of the Dragon contest with Knite products as prizes. Check it out if you haven't http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645
P.S. Super late Happy New Year to everyone!
Year of the Dragon
2012 is fast upon us and it is going to be the year of the dragon! In celebration, my publisher at 4th Dimension Entertainment :iconteam4d: is hosting a Chinese New Year contest! There are hundreds of dollars worth of prices in Knite and other 4DE comic merchandise My publisher was so happy with all the Halloween contest entries that he gave out extra prizes to everybody so you never know if he'll be extra generous again
For contest rules and details, please go to http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645 The contest ends on February 6th, 2012, on the last day of the Lunar calender's celebration~
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
1000 Words books now at Amazon and SacAnimeThe full shipment of 1000 Words has arrived! Now you can order the books at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/1000-Words-Wenqing-Yan/dp/0981959997 or at 4DE.com http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
For those who can make it to the SacAnime convention in Sacramento, California this Jan 4-6th 2013, we will also be selling the books plus other prints in the Exhibitor Hall at booth B20! http://www.sacconventions.com/?page_id=4961 Come by and check us out! (And it's the Vendors section, not Artist Alley because we couldn't get a table in time )
Thank you all for the amazing support for this book. If you have ordered anything from the 4DE.com and have not received your shipment yet, please e-mail sales@4DE.com and they will help you
Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!Hey guys! It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last weekend!
In other news, there's a great new program for comic artists that I would like to share. It's part of Tapastic's Primetime Publishing Program (PPP) that pays comic artists based on the amount of page views they generate. If you are a comic artist, then you can make some extra money doing what you love. If you're not a comic artist, you can still check out all the cool webcomics on Tapastic.com and help support the artists that way
See you at SF Cherry Blossom Festival!It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last time! I'll be there again this weekend from April 20th to 21st in lower floor of the Japan Town mall right next to the Kinokuniya book store (just like last time). The hours will be from 9:30AM to 7PM on both days. I'll be selling prints and books as usual Come by and hang out!
I can't wait to see all the beautiful yukata!
In completely unrelated news, I went to the bank yesterday to get a new debit card, and before I knew it, the bank teller was showing me a complete list of people who shared my name so I could pick out which one is me. The list showed all of their address and social security number.
WTF, bank?! If I were a criminal, I could have memorized some poor victim's info and gotten a new debit card to their account instead and stolen all of their money. I will never feel safe again ._.
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
Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime ExpoKnite Book 1 is finally out for pre-order at 4DE.COM!
The first 500 pre-ordered will come autographed by me!
And if you're going to Anime Expo this weekend, you can get a signed copy before everyone else! There will only be 200 copies available at the con since the rest of the shipment has not arrived yet. My Artist Alley table is at A24 and A25. My other book, 1000 Words, and all posters will also be on sale at the con.
See you there!
"The night sky is black, shrouded with a fog of soot and toxins. The gears of China's industrial revolution turn, unceasing, manufacturing the wants of an entire world. The consequences soar upwards until the lights of the heavens have dimmed and vanished altogether…
But there will be stars this night.
The Knites have made it their mission bring the stars back to the night in China, hanging from the tails of k
Tapastic Winterfest!The winter holidays are quickly approaching and Tapastic wants to celebrate with you! Join our winter-themed contest for a chance to show your creativity, have fun, and win prizes. Don't forget to join our group or watch us for notifications of future Tapastic events and contests! (:
We are challenging you to create a minimum one panel visual story (ie. comic or manga) based on your own interpretation of these three words: fool, façade and clockwork. Because winning entries will have the chance to be displayed on our website, we ask that all artwork submitted to have a width of 780 px or be subject to picture cropping. There is no height restriction.
The top THREE ENTRIES will receive the following:
❖ One year premium membership OR the equivalent in points
❖ Entry and artist feature in this club
❖ Entry feature on the homepage of Tapastic.com
❖ A black and wh
Scene Contest!Hello Divergent Fans! It's contest time!
Thanks to some positive feedback and a number of good suggestions for themes on the previous journal, we're now running a contest. I'm sorry I could only choose one theme out of all the ones you gave!
Your task: In some visual form, present any one scene from Divergent or Insurgent (this means you can draw but also that photography/cosplay is accepted)
Deadline: 31 August 2013
Other handy details:
- You may submit up to 3 entries, but try for quality not quantity!
- Please mention the contest and link back to the group in the Artist's Description of your entry/ies
- SUBMIT your entry/ies by sending a note to this group with a link so I can find them!
- Please also submit them to the group gallery in the Scene Contest folder
Entries need to be new (submitted to deviantART no earlier than 6 July 2013, when this contest began)!
Prizes: To be announced
If you'd like to provide a prize of some sort (sk
Christmas Contest!Because there are now nearly 1,200 members (OMG 0o) obviously there will be a christmas contest
The theme is (obviously) christmas. It can be anything so long as it's christmas related.
- Official Rise of the Guardians characters and OCs are allowed but the canon characters are preferred.
- Nothing graphic, racist or intensely sexual or pornographic please. Give warnings/censors when/if needed.
- Don’t fight, bully or harass each other.
- Don’t copy other people’s ideas.
- Don’t steal art.
- Collabs are allowed; if the collab wins then the prize will be split between the winners.
- Fanfictions are allowed.
- Any kind of art is accepted; traditional, digital, cosplay etc.
Prizes (coming soon)
The deadline is December 31st! If you do need more time note me and I’ll extend it a couple more days.
If there is anything I’ve left out or if you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask ^^
SMALL CONTEST8D has some points! Super tiny fast contest time to earn some pointstimesauce!.
DEADLINE is february the 6th
so you dont have much time!
- MAKE me laugh!
- You can sketch! but include colors.
- choose one/some of my animal characters and draw what ever you think will make me laugh.
- Link to animal character folder http://griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gallery/24055808
The entry which makes me laugh the most wins!
There will only be one winner!
1st place winner gets
- One week feature on my page
Entries oh god xD Ilove you people
CONTEST TIME :D [Deadline Extended AGAIN!]Edit: New deadline is October 31st ; v ;
THE FAMIRY CONTEST ; 7 ;
Hi everyone! My dA family (fae-ruCherryshMeridiculous-rabbitRaspberryJupiter) are officially holding a contest! We have LOTS of great prizes (art from wonderful dArtists, numerous watches and llamas, features, and even some points :iconohohoplz But if you would still like to donate any prizes, please note/message any one of us, we'll definitely add the prizes on >u< We appreciate every donation ♥
Oh and please help advertise for our contest :'> We'd love for a lot of people to join ♥ There will be more prizes if more people join as well! c:
(open) Contest NEW dealine!Hi guys, well may some of you already know that I'm holding a contest. ^-^
if not you can read the original journal for all information's!
SO I wanted to announce some changes in deadline & prizes!
The deadline originally was 5th of November but I think it's a bit short so I changed the deadline into the 1st of December
also the prizes has changed a bit since some people were so kind to donate some prizes as well, I also will make more prizes soon~
here is the new ver. with changes of the contest text:
To take part in this contest you should draw one of my oc's means you can choose between Kyori & between Koeda
be creative! That's what I am looking for you should have fun by drawing ~
You can change their outfits a bit but please don't draw them in completely different outfits as the original. ^-^
you can have as many entries as you want You also can draw both together
Summer Contest Info - Frost's SummerGood day everyone!
So I've been checking out all your replies on the last journal and for starters: we will be having a contest
The theme will be on how Jack Frost has fun in the Summer ^^ Does he freeze the beach? Make snow cones for kids? It's up to you! Show us your creativity
There will be a first, second, and third place winner in the categories of both fan art and fan fiction. You are allowed one submission for each category, and the winners will be determined by you - the members of Jack Frost Group When the deadline comes, I will open up polls on my page. There will likely be multiple polls due to submission numbers, but we'll cross that bridge when it comes
And, what's a contest without prizes? And here's where I also need you guys: if any of you would like to donate prize(s) to the winners, comment on this journal and I'll add you to the list!
Fan Art Category
A feature in the group journal
A llama from me
50 points from m
Genderbend my OCs contest (closed)You can find all the entries here: http://riku4.deviantart.com/favourites/45821132
Contest has ended! I will start judging sometime today. Thank you for entering! XD
Edit 2/03/13: Adding second prize place because I have received 10 entries
Edit: 2/14/13: I have uploaded a new OC named Eliane. You CANNOT use her in your entries.
EDIT 3/01/13: Only need one more entry for me to up the prizes Also I will be extending the contest by about 2 weeks (March 30th is new deadline).
Edit 3/08/13: I have added a 3rd prize place.
Like I said I would be starting a contest soon.
Theme: As the title says, draw my OCs genderbended. If you don't know what that means, it means to draw the boys as girls and draw the girls as boys.
Deadline: Was the 13th of march but it will now be extended to March 30th.
Mediums allowed: Digital and traditional art. No pixels this time though ^^
Please send your entry through a NOTE! I check those first and those may be the only things I c
Apparel Collection: ALL dAY EVERY dAY“ALL dAY EVERY dAY” represents the artist’s constant love for making art. This drive and determination is always working in the back of our minds, always noticing inspiring things, always adding notes and drawings to notebooks, and always thinking creatively. DeviantART is a wonderful, swirling artistic ecosystem with a fertile breeding ground for this never-ending creative spirit.
Recently at deviantART, we tried out a small-scale collaborative program, bringing in outside artists to illustrate pieces for the seasonal clothing line. For the piece ALL dAY EVERY dAY, I’m proud to introduce Tony Van Groningen, or tonybricker here on dA. It’s always a pleasure to hand an artistic brief off to an artist and have them come back with an exciting piece that can go a few rounds in collaborative sessions to make final. Working collaboratively brings multiple viewpoints to the drawing board and adds a great deal of richness to successful pieces.
Tapastic Contest with lots of Prizes!It's that festive season again! And my friends at tapastic-group are holding a winterfest contest!
Top 3 winners each get a 1 year premium membership or the equivalent in points, lots of features, and a black and white commission from feyuca.
Feast your eyes on her beautiful art. Now don't you wish you could win a commission from her?
The contest ends on December 31, 2012 so hurry over to :icontapastic-group: for more info on how to enter!
(And I should probably host a contest one of these days... maybe next year...)
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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