oh, I think that's just dA's shadow backdrop they put behind deviations. I set the background as transparent, so no matter where you would would slap this swanky avatar the background would match the color of the page it actually looks pretty neat whenever used as an avatar!
if ya want I can make ya one but that's up to you. I'm kinda trying to get up to snuff on my animating, and little two hour projects like this are perfect. I'm actually working on another character av like this one right now
oh! yeah, lol, my bad I probably coulda cleaned that up, but honestly I was too thrilled with the sign to really notice many of the little mistakes on this one. it had me giggling for an unreasonable amount of time. but now I'm starting to see them
I could see that
and sure! if you come up with a concept you think I'm capable of making, just lemme know!
Some of the nuances of my characters come from myself and other people in my life, but for the most part the situations are entirely fabricated. There's maybe one or two that have been directly representative of my own life, I think
Unless...you were talking directly about the avatar? in that case, no...lol, I have never seen anyone do that
No, I meant the comic. My mother often taught me that writing a good story often helps the writer to wave an illusion of words by anchoring the story by links to the writer ... passions, desires, dreams, fancies, these are good, but the story really comes to life when he or she can place themselves into the action. I have discovered for myself that adding a few tales from my own life had made my stories much better.
In all honesty, I think you're right, write about what you know and all that It's funny that you mention that, though, because I used to write (or at least attempt to ) and I stopped because I felt like I was writing too much about myself I felt like my emotions about certain things were preventing me from really making any other characters that weren't just myself with slightly different attitudes and such.
But admittedly, it's tough for me to put any of my characters into any situation that's too deep; I wouldn't realistically be able to make them respond to it because I've made a couple of them pretty much polar opposites of myself, and as result wouldn't know exactly what someone like them would do/say.
It's funny that I get this comment from you at this time. I just finished talking with my mother and we started talking about my days when I was little ... it started when I read her one of my journal entries about playing "Plastic Girl" and running around the neighborhood in a one piece like a female Plastic Man, goggles, bare feet, and Silly Putty. She think I ought to do a comic about a little girl who can change from her normal and boring "little girl self" to being an "adult superheroine". I told her that was the basis of the anime "Magical Girl" and she laughed and agreed.
Seriously, I guess I can understand that, but I have always been a "personality exhibitionist". There's little about me that my friends don't know ... and often they say, "We know too much about you!" Oh well.