Are there certain precautions in place for the infamous DeviantArt hacker who is currently going about DA, hacking accounts and posing as various artists to insult others and thus get the original artist banned? Because I heard about it from a friend, and I'm hoping he's not gonna target PMD Explorers given the large number of members it has.
Well, we can’t really do anything about it if one of our admins has a shitty password.
I think rabies' professor was talking more in the design sense. Illustrator is vastly more useful when you're designing logos and graphics for companies, as vectors can be used at pretty much any size, so it's useful if the company wants to use the logo on large-scale things.
Yeah, but then that’s why I expressed confusion at the professors’ choice in words - I feel like someone in that spot should be clear, and it seems kind of dumb to have to explain for them what they meant, especially when it comes to design, which is hardly… about drawing/painting. You know? No one can dispute that vectors are great for logo stuff, but I wouldn’t call Illustrator a good “drawing” program, which was the word used. I wouldn’t want to make an assumption here about what the professor actually meant without hearing why they chose the word drawing.
I've started taking an electronic imaging class this semester, and one of the first things our professor taught us was that Illustrator was generally more useful for drawing than Photoshop, because of vectors vs. bitmaps ... as well as a few other extra tools... I'm a little surprised because I don't think I've ever seen someone heavily use Illustrator... tl;dr: Photoshop >/< Illustrator and why?
Illustrator is fine if you’re really into vectors. I have no idea at all why your professor would say that it’s more useful than Photoshop for drawing, though - drawing in Illustrator is very clunky, to be honest. It’s a program you don’t even need a tablet to make art in, which is a plus, but it’s also kind of… hmm, it’s not really like drawing at all, to be honest. It’s more like arranging shapes that you manually make, if that makes sense. It should make sense if you’ve used both. But as for actually drawing using a stylus, Photoshop is better for that. I’m not quite sure what’s up with your professor to just make such a statement like that.
How hard was it for you to start drawing porn, or well, anything intimate? I can barely draw two characters kissing without having a fit... Do you have any tips on how to get over it?
Ahh… well, it took some courage, and I had to muster it up a little, but it wasn’t.. TOO hard. The hardest part was getting the gall to draw actual dicks etc. - because I really had no good idea what those looked like when I was 14. I had no interest in looking up pictures either. Guys never really interested me (???) but I still wanted to draw porn for some dumb reason.
For getting over it, I recommend trying out being totally alone and doing it and not showing anyone - and then if that just isn’t cutting it, try doing a stream where people who like porn are watching and draw there. Maybe the support would help? In any case, trying out these two opposites to see which spurs you more could help, until you don’t have any problems with it. It took me a while to really get over it though! And as a matter of fact, the stuff I like drawing the most is totally for myself and I won’t show anyone. So, you might be like that too! Whatever the case, don’t feel bad over it, and just try to have fun. That’s what it’s about, really!
If you HAD to have a tattoo of something on your body, what would you have done and where would you have it?
Probably I’d have some really intricate floral pattern, because that never really gets less pretty, and anyone can appreciate that. I came to the conclusion that I really like patterns like that only in the past year, which was solidified when I saw a lady recently with something similar all over her body when I was on errands. I’d just pick a spot, probably arm or leg.
Hello, Ma'am. I am somewhat unsure about restrictions regarding accessories that worn by team members. How many 'custom' accessories is each team member allowed?
Well, each member can wear 3 at one time, and that would take 2 accessory vouchers (unless all 3 are items from the shop instead of 2 shop + 1 basic) - and then that takes 3 accessory vouchers to modify each of those. So you could have each of them slightly customized, for a total of all 3 worn accessories being allowed to be modified.
Just take care! With that freedom comes the responsibility of making sure your modified accessories aren’t way too complicated for other people to care about drawing!
Now that I think of it, did Fresnel ever give back the Icicle Triangle to Maple, or did he unknowingly leave it lying around somewhere in Steel City? Since after all, if a innocent electric or metal type picks it up and plays it, it could unleash a punishing snowstorm to engulf the buildings and roads by accident, and the citizens would be unprepared if no snowplows or salt trucks are available.
Hey PK! How would you feel about helping me with my tattoo? I need someone to sketch/draw it out for me because I can't really do it, like I've tried and it comes out pretty, not good. Plus, you're my favorite artist so it would be super awesome skjfnkdgjns
Ahh… I’m not *super* open for commissions right now, because I have so much coming up to do - but in October or so I may have time!
Hey PK! This evening I was looking to buy that Kyurems print that you used to have in your store, but was kind of sad to see that it wasn't there anymore. In fact there are tons of pictures that I would love to have prints of, and I'm sure I'm not the only one! So why not sell more? Is the printing cost the issue or do we have to request it before you sell it?
I hope this doesn't come off as dumb. I've been drawing for a while and have started to gain a fanbase, and these questions have been in my head. I've seen a few people who have talent but use it to make themselves higher than others, and I don't want to end up like that. At what point does confidence become cockiness? Sort of along with that, A lot of times there are people who are new to the web, a bit naive, and have yet to learn how to work about it; they be advised or bashed and GTFO'd?
If you’re drawing because you love making stuff, and not because you love seeing how many people are now paying attention to you, then you’re probably not going to have to worry about cockiness becoming an issue.
Also I don’t understand the second comment/question very well…
I’ve had a lot of people asking me, “So what happened to you at Otakon?” Finni and I have been quietlymentioning some of the incident with the staff we had this year, but still keeping it hushed since we were hoping to see it resolved internally and…
There’s nothing to do for the 50/50 rule except for the heads of AA to follow it.
But no, Dizzy and Martin said it looked like it wasn’t 50/50, so, what then? They go around harrassing artists? They need to at least TELL PEOPLE what they’re basing their 50/50 judgement on. Their personal opinions? That’s bullshit - and it’s a bullshit rule.
The 50/50 is a bullshit rule to begin with.
No both of them need to be replaced. Nothing about Otakon’s Art Alley is okay.
Are Shade and her kids causing trouble because someone's blackmailing them? I just had a thought that maybe one of the dream-effecting pokemon might be robbing them of their sleep to make them its slaves or something.
Something like that. It’ll be revealed in due time.
i hate so many fucking confession blogs. what a waste of time. I kind of despise seeing them occasionally pop up on my dashboard because people are such supreme dickheads to other people. they’re always about hating on someone, bashing someone, or making art into some sort of stupid competition.
why isn’t there a blog about embracing lots of types of artists and things they do?? instead of complaining about people who are trying to create? sure sometimes shitty things can get on your nerves, and sometimes artists are lazy liars, but I don’t think there needs to be a “confessions” blog about normal people who are just trying to enjoy themselves and make a living on their art
god it just makes me so agitated
don’t like the artist??? get the fuck off of their page. look at art you DO like, and stop focusing on hating other people. don’t give them attention if you don’t think they deserve it. don’t even talk about them. but don’t be a douchewad to them for no reason. having bad art, having commission prices you don’t like, drawing subjects you don’t like — these are not good reasons to be a douche. there’s never really a good reason to be a douche.
the first step to not becoming a hateful shithead is to not follow blogs where people are just nasty. surround yourself with beautiful or inspiring things, ignore anything else
it’s not like I’m saying “don’t call people out for being dumbasses” though because I mean, tracing and lying about it, shit like that, is wrong — but still doesn’t merit attacking anyone. but don’t just BITCH about people; try to do something about it (I suppose like making a post, hopefully to move people to ignore petty and spiteful posts? who knows)
lord knows there are tons of things which absolutely tick me off concerning other artists and their (in my opinion) unmerited popularity, but I wouldn’t say anything unless they were being a dickhead about it or abusing popularity systems (like on dA) - inSTEAD, what I like to do is make parody art because it helps me vent the annoyance and also is pretty concise about what bothers me.
so, I dunno, I think there are much better ways of going about this stuff than just making stupid snippy image-text posts. first of all you should probably assess if your complaint just makes you look like a gigantic tool, cause if so, you prolly shouldn’t post it.
PK, what is the likelihood of Pokemon being able to get treatment/counseling for mental disorders, such as Anxiety, Depression or PTSD? Will the doctors in Tao village have any knowledge about these sorts of things and be able to help, or are they only the physical illness/injury type of doctors?
Remedy covers physical illness pretty well, and Quaak is very interested in exotic diseases and disorders. Quaak would be the one to diagnose anything like that.
Although Jasmine's life is at stake, will it affect the other Jasmines throughout the past and future as a result, seeing they have either lived through it or detect that one of them was in trouble? And could Shade's illusions cause her to turn into a Dark Celebi like in the movie?
The other Jasmines are fine right now. Who knows in the future though? Maybe there’s a hint about things in a previous comic..
Ahem! In any case, Jasmine won’t fall victim to becoming dark like that, though that’s not so farfetched.
This might be on the "stupid" side of questions, but where can I find more of your stuff? I love your artwork, and recently read some stuff in your deviantart group. Where can I read more? I don't care if have to pay.
So just to be certain, if a illusion of Twigs in his carriage just happens to come across PK and company, and he asks her to come inside for a trip over to Alomomola City to check out possible wedding gowns and fancy caterers, would she be in the right mind to refuse his offer? Or would she accept it, leaving in the carriage (which is actually a hungry galvantula under illusion) and letting her guild take care of the event mission without her?
In this case, she would most likely ignore distractions - a life (a very important one!) is at stake, and she would have too much weighing her conscious down if she abandoned the event mission like that.
An edit: Though, it wouldn’t be too uncharacteristic for her to nearly fall for it, because going out the easy way is something she’d be inclined toward at first before giving it more thought.
Hi PK, just wanna ask is there a rough time guideline for E6, when does the event exactly happen? Immediately on that day before Jasmine could use her power, or after a day or two?
E6 happens over the course of a couple of weeks, where people have been planting, and then E6.2 happens a couple of days before everyone has nearly finished up, so the whole blooming festival never got a chance to be. I’m sure Jasmine made a few plants here and there bloom, but the whole ceremony itself got cut off.
Once our teams get into position in the perimeter, is there any information on what Shade is doing to Jasmine so we can draw/write it in, given the teams need visual contact to confirm it's really Shade and Jasmine before prepping to silently move in?
Shade will probably be sitting in front of Jasmine, likely meditating. Jasmine will be held in place by chains.
Hello PK, I feel rather confined lately as it seems that I am limiting myself with brush strokes. I guess that is somewhat fine but I kinda want to try something new. Do you have any recommendation regarding what kind of practice I could try my hands on? Thanks in advance! :3
what I mostly recommend is you sit down for a good couple hours and make up a dozen new brushes, with new textures and new settings etc - that’s what I do when I feel too confined in what I’ve been doing!