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  1. VOLDEMORT 6wk 3d ago

    Quote by Astara

    Quote by VOLDEMORT if you want to see a true act of cowardice, look no further than astara here.

    takes a year to respond to a comment and does so after they've left the website.

    what a classy muggle.


    Don't confuse insufficient energy to care with your male insecurities.

    Who left? Are you saying CyanB. left the website? Seems they still have a page
    up here. You talkin' 'bout lil' ol' me? Gosh shucks... I didn't think you cared (who are you again?)

    *snort*

    point still stand, muggle. love the gender assumption as well, since everything written online must be true. continuing to keep it classy.

    time for school, muggle. lesson one, you cannot disable or have your account removed from here. your only option is to simply leave the website. considering they have a paragraph stating that they left, and it has been a month since they were last on i find it hard to not put two and two together. even if, why bother making a massive reply anyways? topic is so old that nobody would care anymore. but i get it if you have some personal vendetta or crusade. more power to you.

    you amuse me. feel free to come back and post to continue to prove my point and provide me with some humour, muggle.

  2. UberDog 41wk 4d ago

    Happy New Year Astara!

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/8c3c6cb86d8b1eae23e008a84f6dca56/tumblr_mypmolSew01rcsx3uo1_500.jpg

  3. CyanideBlizzard Retired Moderator Oct 01, 2013

    Quote by Astara
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    Geez... I don't see that but (do you have an account at that site) I have an account. Can you see other pics of mine, say at http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/user:23078/category:all ? It may be that you need to sign up w/an account in order to turn off filtering. The site has nude images (but not to the extent of konochan which seems to be 75% nude & explicit... hard to find good walls there that I'd want to have on my desktop, vs. this site is more about 10-15% nude, but not explicit (at least not that I've seen yet). It's a much smaller community and not nearly so snobbish.

    You should check out the lovely comments at http://forum.minitokyo.net/t72321 . Too bad they are such stuck up elites now... But the more they do that, the more likely they'll fall to the same fate as AP (had to close public access so their images wouldn't turn up on google which lead to them getting take down notices -- eventually too many to process from what I gather)....

    I think I'll be moving all my scans there. I don't feel like supporting an elite-only site that won't accept my artwork and says it is shit.

    You know, I came to post something on Uber's page to offer him a thank you, and I see this. This is what I don't get.

    Throughout the entirety of my posts to you, I have remained civil. I have treated you with great respect and I have been completely honest with you in regards to the situation. In fact, the only person who has shown up front hostility was Valuna and she was just being brutally honest instead of insulting.

    I cannot fathom why you continue to not only verbally barrage, but warp what is said by others that are trying to help you. Nobody said anything about your artwork being shit. Your work is still on Minitokyo, just in a different section because of the qualifications. In fact, the only one who has said anything degrading or insulting about your work, is you.

    Ever since I first met you back on IRC several years ago, my sole goal has been trying to help you and the staff get along on mutual ground and make sure everyone is happy while still conforming to the guidelines and standards created by the Minitokyo staff. I was told not to both with it, I was told to leave it alone. I got fed up and tired, but I still tried. You're a good friend of two individuals I greatly respect on here, and it's all the more reason why I wanted to get along with you.

    I sincerely think that this is nothing more than an act. An elaborate long-term trolling con established by someone who's got a bone to pick and looking for a ton of laughs. You're not willing to meet us on equal ground no matter how hard we tried or how much we discuss in private on how to properly handle any situation you've been in. You continue to constantly twist our words all the while insulting us, calling us Nazi's and elitist. At the point I can't see any of what you're doing as anything remotely sincere or legitimate other than some complex, long term act to simply see how much of a ruse you can create and how many people you can drive to a point where they just don't want to deal with you with any respect or sincerity, all the while laughing at their pathetic attempts to try and reason and come up with a peaceful solution with you.

    Either way, I tried. I wish you the best in the future.

  4. UberDog Oct 01, 2013

    Quote by Astara

    Quote by UberDog

    Quote by Astara
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    They found something wrong with it...

    It had shadows around the nipples, so it was removed as being in bad taste.
    Interestingly enough, Ghandi's image of the same (slightly lower res/fuzzier quality), had been up for 4 years and was never a problem. I put it up, and now it's a problem.

    Figures.

    Anyway, you can see the scan at http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:171146(Sportswear) (http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:171146).

    *snort*.

    Sorry but I still can't see the image. I get this when I go to the links you provided.

    Image marked as Erotic : update your account settings
    The image you tried to access is not available.
    Possible reasons include:
    Your user settings do not allow the display of certain images.
    The image was rejected and is no longer available.
    The ID used does not exist in our database.
    Anyway you obviously have a target on your back at this site. I suggest you try camouflage and offer them Muffins and Waffles.
    ^.~


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    Geez... I don't see that but (do you have an account at that site) I have an account. Can you see other pics of mine, say at http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/user:23078/category:all ? It may be that you need to sign up w/an account in order to turn off filtering. The site has nude images (but not to the extent of konochan which seems to be 75% nude & explicit... hard to find good walls there that I'd want to have on my desktop, vs. this site is more about 10-15% nude, but not explicit (at least not that I've seen yet). It's a much smaller community and not nearly so snobbish.

    You should check out the lovely comments at http://forum.minitokyo.net/t72321 . Too bad they are such stuck up elites now... But the more they do that, the more likely they'll fall to the same fate as AP (had to close public access so their images wouldn't turn up on google which lead to them getting take down notices -- eventually too many to process from what I gather)....

    I think I'll be moving all my scans there. I don't feel like supporting an elite-only site that won't accept my artwork and says it is shit.


    Yes I can see your gallery with that link you provided. I have no need for Anime Nudity or Porn so I will not become a member of that site. Honestly I don't know what all the fuss is about Anime Nudity anyway but hey to each his or her own. I read the "Head Shot" thread and even gave my $0.02 of input(Which I see was deleted this morning...they have no sense of humor on this site) and don't understand why the explanation and framework they sited was not a good enough answer for you. Look they are not perfect here on enforcing their own rules or making them crystal clear in most regards but the friction between you and the staff is palpable. Maybe if you both gave a little ground you could come to an equitable solution. If not then there will be no forward progress. I know that you have been treated rather badly by the staff here in the past but on this issue they tried to explain the rules for "Head Shots" and make them clear. You will be smashing your head against an unmovable wall if you think you will get them to change the rules for your submission. Adapt and Accept or Confront and Clash...the choice is yours.

    My advice is to not feed the Drama Llama.

  5. Valuna Moderator Oct 01, 2013

    There are a lot of ways to improve your wallpaper while keeping it basically the same. What a mod considered to take it to the indy-art section, is because it didn't have enough to leave it in the wallpaper section. There are a few points I can help you to improve it. You may try re-uploading it afterwards. I am sure it is allowed to stay when properly executed.

    First off, let's get to the bone.
    - There are a lot of inconsistencies in your lineart. (have a look at my Asuna WIP vector http://imageshack.us/a/img38/3112/asuna1.jpg)
    It is most pleasing to the eye when the outlines have a nice amount of thickness and when they're consistent. Surely, you want to follow the original lines because they're like that. But who is going to notice the difference in such a small thing? The results will show the difference in neatness...well, only people paying attention will really notice it. I did see the inconsistencies in your final work, so you might want to make a few lines thicker/thinner. I do suggest not making them too thick. It just doesn't look pleasing like that. Perhaps in Chibi art or very pastel and flat art.

    That's it for the actual complaint. The next thing is to "enhance" it, making it more pleasing to the eye.

    - Add gradients to every part of her.
    Yes, you might not think of it but this is one of the most suggested techniques people give to others. Gradients give much more depth and makes it all the more "detailed". Don't go too far, only doing it slightly will already show results in the vector alone.

    - When it comes to making it a wallpaper, the lighting plays a very important role.
    This is what adds the final details to something. Lighting takes care of the blending, the depth and the focal point. A good example is my miku wall.
    (version without the lighting, just plain render and the bg http://imageshack.us/a/img89/4166/aship.jpg vs. complete version http://imageshack.us/a/img39/4166/aship.jpg)
    See the difference? It is a lot and it makes the image all the more appealing. They are the final touches to make it complete. If you had done this nicely, I am sure with just this, it would have stayed as a wallpaper. Every piece of art has a lighting source. It is only appealing to use it, even a little to make it all the better. Afterall, all these small things can make a very big difference in the final result.

    Now, it might be a bit confusing.

    When it comes to vectors, when it is already very detailed, feel free to merely vector it. But! Many artists want to buff their vectors up. Make it their own. This usually happens when the colouring or art is rather simplistic.

    See [VECTOR] Flash'y' Queen by Valuna
    [VECTOR] Flash'y' Queen by Valuna for example. Be sure to check the original image.
    Also, for your information. I did NOT consider this a wallpaper myself. That is the sole reason why I put it in the Indy-art section.

    When it comes to wallpapers, this is what you should try to aim for from vectoring original images and keeping it basically the same:
    So far, yet watching over you by Valuna
    So far, yet watching over you by Valuna

    But this ain't a screenshot...so let me give you another example of my own work to make it clearer.
    Well, this one seems to be a better example to show you what you should try to get with a screenshot wallpaper. The dimensions of the screenshot weren't entirely right so I had it adjusted in the final work.
    Scattered Hearts by Valuna
    Scattered Hearts by Valuna

  6. Valuna Moderator Sep 30, 2013

    Quote by Astara It is not a matter of bending the rules. It's that the ones that are considered walls show garbage in the background (except for the middle one with the trees in the background), vs. mine shows what was actually there in the anime. It is supposed to be reflective of actual anime.

    It's objectionable for you to consider this an "anime" site when real anime gets treated like garbage.

    If you want to label yoursellf a "fine-art" site -- fine. I won't complain. But if you are going to claim to be jp-infested anime site, start accepting things that are at least the quality of real anime. That you don't indicates an intolerance of anime -- if you hate real anime so much and believe it is so crappy, why would you even want to associate yourself with the anime label in the first place? Is it just to use the label because it's popular and to draw people in -- only to be stomped on when they submit something that is art based off real anime? That doesn't make sense.

    As for Valuna's comment -- your response was arrogant, elitist and just disgusting. That you would give someone such feed back on their fourth wallpaper is a strong indicator of a sociopathic personality. Do you really hate.

    I think what Cy pointed out about the site growing from a welcoming site for newbies to being a snob site that rejects them is much of what is going on. The "professionals" should have gone on and created a new professional website with professional standard rather than redirecting/repurposing this one the more you go toward being professional and away from being those who simply love anime -- the more you are moving away from the anime community.

    Relabel yourself as a professional art site -- but be clear about it. You invite these mishaps and protests by appearing to be part of the anime community -- which has been and still is largely composed of people who love anime -- not professional artists.

    I feel your posing as an anime fan site, but only allowing "professional art", is deceptive and harmful to both anime and its fans. Certainly those who go around thinking they are better than everyone else and having no qualms about putting other people's work down falls under the label of personal attacks -- something frowned on in the anime.

    As for the comment on tracing -- if I look at some of the tutorials on vectoring -- they look more like they are tracing something than anything else. My use of the word trace comes from the comment at the top of this page: "If the piece looks more like it's highlighting your vectoring skills then it now belongs over there." Vectoring alone should not be considered a criteria for whether something is a wall.

    And Alenas, I am not trying to bend any rules -- am only going from the examples listed above and the comments -- certainly that wasn't just a vectoring job but required alot of creativity. I've had nothing but complements on it on any other site I've submitted it to -- and had compliments on how good it was from the user community here before it was removed. The only negative comments have come from the elite admins, here, that are only looking for professional art. That's not anime. It *can* be doushinji -- where many artbooks come from, but anime itself... virtually none of it would qualify for submission on this website -- which, to me, disqualifies this site as an anime website.

    To prevent disgust over in a supposedly helpful topic. I will reply on your guestbook about this.

    First of, about me. I stopped being nice after you, being thickheaded about your wallpapers/art and needing to explain it a couple times before. Why wouldn't I get a bit harsher to finally let the bullet smash your brain. Yes, I do hate the fact that you keep on bragging about this and making drama. It would do everyone a good pleasure that you take your wallpaper to the sandbox and ask what is wrong with it and what has to be done to get it in the wallpaper gallery. No, no, no...instead, you keep posting and posting and now you turned to the quality of this site.

    Are you seriously that blind to see the difference? It is not a contest of how well you recreate something. People make it their own, personal work by using the base of a series/character they like. If it has to be reflective to actual anime, it is most appreciated when it stands out on its own, like a painting. Just check the number of favourites on wallpapers. ones that actually reach 100, are pretty damn amazing and they deserve it. 50 is pretty good aswell, no complains. People fave the works they like, so you are saying people have garbage tastes aswell?

    a few points cuz I cba writing properly anymore;
    - I have given enough examples of why your wallpaper belongs in the indy art section.
    - Real anime is not treated like garbage here. Stop being offensive already.
    - Jp-infested ART site, not anime site you dummy.
    - Your wallpaper is not of best quality. Call me elitist and rude but it is amateuristic. It is something anyone can make that just got into vectoring.
    - You may consider it the best thing ever, but it really isn't.
    - Newbies are welcome, they normally go to the sandbox for help..unlike you.
    - We encourage newbies to qualify for the gallery. So, we help them and give them any practical info to make their work better.

    Seriously, just shut your mouth about all these things and go to the freaking sandbox with your wallpaper. Explain, give your sources and ask for opinions. Simple as that. Want me to do it for you? I don't mind doing it but it is really the creators choice to be willing to have a better wallpaper or indy art themselves.

  7. UberDog Sep 30, 2013

    Quote by Astara

    Quote by UberDog

    Quote by Astara

    Quote by UberDog
    My advice is 42. (This is the answer to all known questions in the Universe)

    http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/631846...

    I wonder what will be found wrong with this one... maybe it will be reclassified as indy art? ;-)

    A*a

    I click on the link and get a 404 error the page does not exist. Hrmmm?


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    They found something wrong with it...

    It had shadows around the nipples, so it was removed as being in bad taste.
    Interestingly enough, Ghandi's image of the same (slightly lower res/fuzzier quality), had been up for 4 years and was never a problem. I put it up, and now it's a problem.

    Figures.

    Anyway, you can see the scan at http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:171146(Sportswear) (http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:171146).

    *snort*.

    Not even R rated -- maybe PG-13... so obviously the webmin's personal whining.

    Sorry but I still can't see the image. I get this when I go to the links you provided.

    Image marked as Erotic : update your account settings
    The image you tried to access is not available.
    Possible reasons include:

    Your user settings do not allow the display of certain images.
    The image was rejected and is no longer available.
    The ID used does not exist in our database.

    Anyway you obviously have a target on your back at this site. I suggest you try camouflage and offer them Muffins and Waffles.
    ^.~

  8. UberDog Sep 29, 2013

    Quote by Astara

    Quote by UberDog
    My advice is 42. (This is the answer to all known questions in the Universe)

    http://gallery.minitokyo.net/view/631846...

    I wonder what will be found wrong with this one... maybe it will be reclassified as indy art? ;-)

    A*a

    I click on the link and get a 404 error the page does not exist. Hrmmm?

  9. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Sep 29, 2013

    Quote by AstaraLike the last wall I posted you moved to indy-art on some presumption that a 4K/2160p image (http://www.theanimegallery.com/gallery/image:171090/high-school-dxd:rias-senpai) had somehow been created by simply tracing a 720p image? How do you do that? If it was not a wallpaper, why would it get an A+ rating on AP -- their highest rating based on downloads?

    Hi Astara,

    I looked into your gallery and have not been able to find the image you are referencing in any parts of your gallery (walls OR indy art). I'm not a Wall Mod, but THIS RULE has been in effect since 2012.

    Also, using number of favs/downloads has never been a viable option when arguing for reinstatement of a piece, as stated in the Deletion Appeals Guide. Also, referencing anything on AP is also moot since they are no longer around.

    Not sure if that cleared anything up for you, but if there is anything else I can do to help, please let me know. :)

  10. UberDog Sep 24, 2013

    Quote by Astara

    Quote by UberDog Holy Shiz you are alive!


    This is not impossible.

    Am hesitant to post (repost) one of my best works because it was thrown in the indy-art section when it was of the same subject matter as the HighSchool DxD as you have in your favs above -- they claim was that any close-ups were being relegated to indy art, (though the one I see in your fav-list above was left in walls).

    I have no clue as to what in the F*ck goes on around here anymore.
    It seems the new attitude is for it to be a FREE FOR ALL and Screw the Rules and any semblance of order.
    My advice is 42. (This is the answer to all known questions in the Universe)

  11. UberDog Aug 29, 2013

    Holy Shiz you are alive!