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Hi guys!

I have some "Off-white" related news for you.

Me and :iconvesner: have been working on Off-White for almost 6 years now. During this time our lives gradually changed, and we've acquired new responsibilities. I'm busy with creating a museum design for my major degree in architecture, and Kate works full time on the newest Witcher game. With all that keeping up with a regular update schedule became more and more challenging. Because we are still very committed to this project, we felt that we've been letting our readers down lately. We've decided it's time to make some changes. To keep the updates regular we've invited a new member to our team! Today we welcome :iconjessi-mei: as our new artist and writer!

Here's a few words from her:

Hey Off-White readers!

You’ve probably seen me around, especially in the comment section for the past couple of years. And for some of you more experienced, long-time readers, you’ve seen me in both of the Off-White forums as both user and Global Mod. I’ve been reading Off-White since 2009 and not only have I forged a strong friendship with Kate and Ann, but I’ve met plenty of wonderful (sometimes hilarious) fellow fans that have also become dear friends of mine. This comic and this community have been a pretty important part of my life, and even though I may not participate very often as of late, I still check the site at least once a day to see what’s going on.

And with that, it’s a huge honor to be brought aboard the Off-White team! Kate and Ann have been long time role models of mine. They’ve offered critique, advice, and even taught me all sorts of things to better myself artistically, and I feel like I can finally repay them for all the headaches I’ve caused them! I feel like they’ve awarded me with a new way to better myself by allowing me to work on this project with them, and I hope to do all of y’all proud. Happy reading, everyone!

~Jessi

With this change we hope to no longer have problems with hiatuses while one of us has to take a break from Off-White either because of work or private reasons. Please, give :iconjessi-mei: a warm welcome :)
Here are few of her works:
Chibi Shibi Ini by Jessi-MeiPokemon Advent Calendar 2013 - Day 1 -  Larvesta by Jessi-MeiPersimmon by Jessi-MeiCentralia for Tahki by Jessi-MeiCommission - Mistywren by Jessi-MeiChinchilla Doodle by Jessi-MeiQueen Nyms by Jessi-MeiChristmas Trade - Tanathe by Jessi-Mei
Like a proper filthy pestilence that I am, I've decided to spread trough interwebs a bit more. I've made facebook page for my art.
To lure you in I've posted two new works there. Come on, click the link, don't be shy.

facebook

Other places you can find me:
akreon.tumblr.com/
society6.com/akreon
www.youtube.com/user/aniaszczu…
Hay,
I'll be livestreaming for a few hours --> www.livestream.com/akreon
Thank you all for the lovely birthday wishes! I'll try now to thank as much people as I can separately but in the very likely case of me not getting trough all of the comments just know that I appreciate them tremendously. :heart:

I would like to thank you lovely, generous people for points:
:iconwxzhenghoppytruffles::iconlynntv::iconjennygorman::iconoommh::icongaaraxblue::icongoldendragonart::iconleaderwolf5808::iconokamiredwolf12:

And absolutely special thanks to :iconflyteck:, :iconkolawolf:, :iconsally-ce:, :iconnaehekke:, :iconlouvemetal:, :iconhailspirit: and :icongeneric-username427: for taking time out of you busy lives and drawing/writing something for me. You guys are awesome, we don't even know eatch other and you still show so much kindness. Thank you! :hug:
Heel! by flyteckakreon Gift by KolaWolfThat ugly face of yours! by Sally-Ce<da:thumb id="442228437"/>Happy birthday akreon - Existence by HailSpirit Tribute to Off-WhiteTribute to Off-White
Ohhh those brothers dear,
how I have come to fear
that we shall fall into darkness and despair,
how then shall this world fair?
Our sun has lost his heart,
and will no longer play his part.
what is a brother to do when the other has no hope,
As darkness closes in around,
misery and despair abound.
So I ask now where are they
those brothers dear,
for I have come to fear,
that this worlds end is near.
Wolf by LouveMetal
Hey guys,
I've finally opened a Society6 store. You can check it out here --> society6.com/akreon/prints
If you want to buy some prints, shirts, hoodies, mugs, phone cases, back scratcher etc. with my art on it you can now do it.

yay? :iconstaredanceplz:


Streaming is offline!

Thank you all for watching :)

Sketch commissions

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 7:06 AM


I've decide to reopen sketch commissions :D
If you are interested please contact me by note.

INFO:
You get a traditional pencil drawing + a digitally enhanced version
Size: A4 format / 21 x 29,7 cm /  8.27 × 11.69 inches
Paper: Canson 250 g/m² --> nice and thick

PRICE: 25 € (+ 10€ for every additional character)
If you want the original to be shipped to you the additional fee is 3€

FORM OF PAYMENT:
only PayPal

EXAMPLES:
angry kitty by akreon
sketch commissions D by akreon
sketch commissions C by akreon
knight - sketch commission 08 by akreon
Forte and Trill by akreon
Earthsong-sketch commission 06 by akreon


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :)

Pugbun vs Tailcat contest - WINNERS!

Wed May 29, 2013, 9:43 AM


MUSIC



After 3 weeks of constant battle both Pugbunistan and Tailcatia came to the same conclusion - we won and the other side is miserable! It was time for celebrations, eating turnips with lard, and completely ignoring the bragging of the opposing side.

The war is over and the frail balance has been restored... for the time being.

Good work comrades!

 
The contest is over and we're proud to announce the winners!
We received 76 entries which truly exceeded our expectations. It was very hard to pick only 10 winners... so we decided to throw more prizes at our contestants! On each side we picked 7 runner-ups who'll receive 396:points: - just enough for one month premium membership. All of the entries were amazing and if we only had the possibility we'd give prizes to all of their creators!

To see all of the entries as well as work in progress shots of some of them click here: tanathe.deviantart.com/favouri…

Thank you very much for participating!





1st prize


4800 :points:


Winner Winner - Kitten Dinner by mrballoonatic

2nd prize


2400 :points:


A Catless Day by Delkkat

3rd prize


1300 :points:


PUGBUN WINS! -Speedpaint- FREEDOM- by FleshCreature

4th prize


1000 :points:


Victorious! by Griffkat

5th prize


500 :points:


The enemy has been slain by Whiluna

Runner-ups!


396 :points:


The Win by Rametic I'll break thee TailKitty by Miahii Victorius Pugbun by FuriarossaAndMimma .:Pugbun's Sexy New Scarf:. by MelzyV Victorious pugbun by Novie-Kenari Your Weakness by DetectiveRJ  CE: Victory of Pugbun by Gold-Fang

       

1st prize


4800 :points:


Tailcat's Triumph by LOLlyACE

2nd prize


2400 :points:


my victory will be, sinisterrrr.... by sioSIN

3rd prize


1300 :points:


fireside by echorise

4th prize


1000 :points:


Pugbun vs Tailcat by CatherineSt

5th prize


500 :points:


:bigthumb371721066:

Runner-ups!


396 :points:


:thumb372593390: Tailcat the Victor by Andiliion Green VS Purple... spirits? by waltwoor No More Green by Rissima Revenge by gwen-di Pugbun defeated by Ninja Tailcat by PixlPhantasy CE: Dreams of War by xMissLight

 



MUSIC


FOUR DAYS LEFT TO WIN THE BATTLE!




Tailcat's win by 0-Sambre-0Victorius Pugbun - black and white by FuriarossaAndMimmapugbun entry by XLukaX99:thumb372629450:The War Be Ended - Tailcat vs Pugbun Contest Entry by Darkie4EvaThe enemy has been slain by WhilunaConquering The Beast- Contest entry by onemooseymooseThis is the End! ( Contest Entry) by LilithVeritasDo you yield? by ThililYour Weakness by DetectiveRJContest Pugbun Tailcat by Rag-DollyVictorious pugbun by Novie-Kenari:thumb372945222:Pugbun the good bunny dog. by NI-XIVictorious! by GriffkatPugbun vs Tailcat by CatherineSt:thumb372973669:Contest Entry by NerezaFireTailcat the Victor by Andiliion:thumb372066147:Heads or Tails? by apex99Tailzilla by AiralyPUGBUN WINS! -Speedpaint- FREEDOM- by FleshCreatureCE: Dreams of War by xMissLight:thumb372593390:Contest Entry: TailCat vs Pugbun by RufinatorVictorius Pugbun by FuriarossaAndMimmaHail Tailcatia by TrollGirlRevenge by gwen-di:thumb372240193:Winner Winner - Kitten Dinner by mrballoonatic:thumb372066147:Heads or Tails? by apex99CE: Victory of Pugbun by Gold-Fangmy victory will be, sinisterrrr.... by sioSINpugbun entry by XLukaX99Pugbunirl by Ommin202VICTORY! by UPBTailzilla by Airaly<da:thumb id="370769290"/>Tailcat vs. Pugbun - Contest Entry by ixirhellGO Tailcat by raegan903<da:thumb id="370051948"/><da:thumb id="371721066"/><da:thumb id="371048093"/> you wouldnt DARE. by deathrattle3

Remember, comrades - you still have 4 days to take part in the battle, change the history and win 20000:points:







 

Oi people - think before you click!

Fri May 17, 2013, 11:43 AM


Yesterday I got spammed to hell with messages linking to different variants of this image:



They can have slightly different graphics or contain different links but the message is always basically the same - go to this page and you'll receive 20 000:points: .

I have to ask the question - how dim do you have to be to fall for it?
Ok let's see - we have an image hosted on a profile that is 1 day old and asks you to visit a website with a strange url with a promise of a financial reward on an another website. How do you even imagine  that would work? And now, of course, people start crying that their computers got infected with malware. Which is great - every genius who fell for this obvious phishing scam  deserved it. I hope your shitty computer burns and you along with it.

I know this is a no-duh for 90% of people reading it but for the sake of the rest lets revise what we all should know about online phishig. And before you go all:

No, no you can't.

Copypasta from pwww.comodo.com

:bulletgreen:   Be very careful about not replying to any such spam mails that ask you to confirm or update any information about your account.
 :bulletgreen:   Do not follow any links that come with the spam mails, which will lead you to websites that ask for conformation of your account information.
  :bulletgreen:  Never copy an unknown link from these kinds of spam mails and paste them on your web browsers. These links are made to look very humble by the phishers but they will actually land you to some scam and fraud sites.
  :bulletgreen:  Be careful about opening or saving any document or attachment that come with spam mails. Do not trust these kinds of emails even if they appear to be sent by some authorized entity.
 :bulletgreen:   Never ever send your confidential information about your account in an email.
  :bulletgreen:  It is better to be protected from these scams by using firewall, anti-spyware and anti-virus software. Make sure to update this software regularly for security of your pc.
:bulletgreen:    Do not respond to those scam mails, which even seem to offer sound business or ask you to avail a refund. The fraudsters often send you phone numbers so that you call them up for business purpose. They use Voice over Internet Protocol technology. With this technology, their calls can never be traced.

You can help other Internet users by spreading the word about "phishing" scams.

  :bulletgreen:  Do forward the spam mails to spam@uce.gov.
 :bulletgreen:   Also send a copy of the mail to the bank or credit card company whose name is impersonated in the email.
 :bulletgreen:   File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission that you have fallen prey to the phish net. If you fall a victim to phishing then there are high chances that you will also be a victim of ID theft.
 :bulletgreen:   You can also send email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group to reportphishing@antiphishing.org. This organization helps to fight further phishing scams.


You're welcome and no more spamming akreon, k?




MUSIC




 

Dear comrades!


The loathsome creature devoid of honor that goes by the name of Tailcat has crossed the line! This vile creature listens to lame music, doesn't do the dishes, and what's worst of all, doesn't put crayons back on their place. This and many other breaches of good manners escalated to the point at which I was forced to declare war! Stand by my side my brothers and sisters! For music! For crayons! For the dishes!



The peace between Pugbunistan and Tailcatia lasted for many years but it's over now! Pick a side and help your army defeat the enemy once and for all!  
If your  bravery and artistic input will be enough to harm our opponent you'll be handsomely rewarded for your deeds!
If you are caught collaborating with the enemy though, you'll be thrown into the poisonous hamster pit!

 


 



Your task is to take part in the war between Pugbunistan and Tailcatia. To do so you have to create a piece of artwork that depicts the victory of Pugbun/Tailcat over Tailcat/Pugbun. You can pick only one side of the conflict so chose wisely! The more people on one side, the less chances they have to win but the longer you wait before deciding, the less time you have to create your work!



Rules


:bulletpurple:The contest has two separate categories - supporting Pugbun or Tailcat.
:bulletgreen:Both categories have identical sets of prizes
:bulletpurple:You can submit your works only to one category.
:bulletgreen: One entry per person.
:bulletpurple: All entries must be made specifically for this contest
:bulletgreen: We're accepting visual entries only.
:bulletpurple: You can find references for both Pugbun and Tailcat here: tanathe.deviantart.com/favouri…
:bulletgreen: The contest ends on the 26th of May and the winners will be announced shortly after.
:bulletpurple: Post your entry in your deviantART gallery and send it in a note to pugbun or tailcat

 


1st prize


4800 :points:


just enough for 2 years of premium membership or 60 llama sunglasses

2nd prize


2400 :points:


just enough for one year of premium membership

3rd prize


1300 :points:


so you can buy yourself a 6-month premium membership

4th prize


1000 :points:


so you have barely not enough points for four months of premium membership but just enough for three

5th prize


500 :points:


so you can buy yourself  a month premium membership or some lard
       

1st prize


4800 :points:


just enough for 2 years of premium membership or 60 cake slices

2nd prize


2400 :points:


just enough for one year of premium membership

3rd prize


1300 :points:


so you can buy yourself a 6-month premium membership

4th prize


1000 :points:


so the guy who placed 3rd can complain he only got 300 points more than you

5th prize


500 :points:


so you can feel special too by buying yourself  a month premium membership and a turnip
 

Livestream OFFLINE

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 5:36 PM

Thank you!

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 3:43 PM


Thank you so much for the pages upon pages of Birthday wishes! :hug: All the comments were a really nice to read.

Also thank you :iconjereth-bane: for points and :iconprinznero::iconelectricsilence::iconwhiteokami::iconokayamayukie::iconledictionnaire::iconsally-ce::iconfea-wolf::iconhioshiru: for fanarts!
Dat Cake +Speedpaint by ElectricSilencePugbun by WhiteOkamiHappy Birthday Akreon by OkayamaYukie:thumb361633042:I'll find you by Sally-Ce:thumb361464534:Iki by Hioshiru
Yo guys are awesome :meow:

Wohoo  now I'm quarter of a century old! Only 2/3rds life to left to live... at best. Oh joy.

_________________________________
EDIT: 29.03.12
Thank you :iconunita-n: for points :hug:
And thank you :iconfleshcreature: gifts
Off-White -behind the scene. by FleshCreatureOff-White -Their Creator. by FleshCreature

Sketch commissions are CLOSED

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 1:48 PM


I've decide to reopen sketch commissions :D
If you are interested please contact me by note.

INFO:
You get a traditional pencil drawing + a digitally enhanced version
Size: A4 format / 21 x 29,7 cm /  8.27 × 11.69 inches
Paper: Canson 250 g/m² --> nice and thick

PRICE: 22 € (+ 10€ for every additional character)
If you want the original to be shipped to you the additional fee is 3€

FORM OF PAYMENT:
only PayPal

EXAMPLES:
angry kitty by akreon
sketch commissions D by akreon
sketch commissions C by akreon
knight - sketch commission 08 by akreon
Forte and Trill by akreon
Earthsong-sketch commission 06 by akreon


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :D

Anatomy books

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 2:10 PM


I'm frequently asked how I  learned to draw and  the answer is very simple - a large part of my knowledge is self taught from books. That's why I thought it would be a good idea to share some titles I owned or came across and used them through the years. Hopefully someone will find this list useful :3


___________________________
Books that are awesome:

"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet

"The Artist's Guide to Animal Anatomy" by Bammes Gottfried

___________________________
Books that are good:
" Drawing the Head and Hands" by Andrew Loomis


"Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" also by Andrew Loomis

___________________________
Books that are ok but from the time perspective I do not recommend them:
"How to Draw Heads and Portraits" by Jose M. Parramon

"Human Figure" by Jose M. Parramon


___________________________
Books that are pure unrefined shit and should be burned on sight:
Anything from Christopher Hart


Feature No.13 + Frombork

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 8:52 AM


It's been a while since the last time I did one of those . Time to share some people who I've recently found and fell in love with their art :D

:iconanotherwanderer:
Bus station study by anotherwandererOffice by anotherwandererSilence by anotherwandererInterface by anotherwanderer

:iconkevinwada:
Chamber by kevinwadaX-Couples by kevinwadaKitty Pryde Series: 80s Edition 3 by kevinwadaDUETS: Thor and Storm by kevinwada

:icontomscholes:
Sketch 026 by TomScholesMerchant's Adventure by TomScholesYielding by TomScholesEther Swamp by TomScholes

:iconr-a-i-n-a-r-t:
Black Matter by R-A-I-N-A-R-TWhite King Dark Horse by R-A-I-N-A-R-TRed Queen White Horse by R-A-I-N-A-R-TRusty floating boat by R-A-I-N-A-R-T

______________
PS.  :icontakmaj: is looking for people living in Frombork. If you happen to live there I would really appreciate if you read her journal --> czy ktos z Was mieszka we Fromborku?W tym semestrze, na studiach robię projekt konserwacji i modernizacji kościoła św. Mikołaja we Fromborku. Jeśli ktoś z Was tam mieszka, bardzo przydałyby mi się informacje z pierwszej ręki :) Thanks!



I had a lot of fun working on on my last Loki piece so I decided to try out a new type of commissions - a smaller and cheaper versions of my watercolour ones.

If you are interested please contact me by note .

INFO:
You get a traditional watercolour painting.
Size: A4 format / 21 x 29,7 cm /  8.27 × 11.69 inches
Paper: Canson 250 g/m² --> nice and thick

PRICE:
50€  (+ 20€ for every additional character)
Shipping price all around the world is included.

FORM OF PAYMENT:
only PayPal

EXAMPLE:
Loki by akreon

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :D

SLOTS
1.:iconseaff:
2.:iconnadiavanderdonk:
3.:icontwilittiger:
4.:iconjacintamaree:
5.:icondschunai:
6.:iconrjrobledo:

Tumblr

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 5:13 PM


I have a lot of sketches and unfinished art lying around so I've started a tumblr to have a place to post it. I'm still learning how to use that site so it is a bit unpolished but yeah, check it out if you have a minute :D

akreon.tumblr.com



Does any of you have a tumblr account and is not to shy to share it? I need a training ground for liking and commenting :XD:

Sketch commissions are CLOSED

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:15 AM


I've decide to reopen sketch commissions :D
If you are interested please contact me by note.

INFO:
You get a traditional pencil drawing + a digitally enhanced version
Size: A4 format / 21 x 29,7 cm /  8.27 × 11.69 inches
Paper: Canson 250 g/m² --> nice and thick

PRICE: 15€  (+ 8€ for every additional character)
If you want the original to be shipped to you the additional fee is 2€

FORM OF PAYMENT:
only PayPal

EXAMPLES:
sketch commissions D by akreon
sketch commissions C by akreon
sketch commissions B by akreon
sketch commissions A by akreon
knight - sketch commission 08 by akreon
Forte and Trill by akreon
Earthsong-sketch commission 06 by akreon

If you are interested in other kind of commissions here is the info: akreon.deviantart.com/journal/…
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :D

Can someone explain "renders" to me?

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 8:58 AM


I've been bumping into this more an more so I decided to share my RAEG.

So there is  this group of people on dA who take some already existing art and cut out the backgrounds. That's all. They find some artwork, usually anime fanart, cut the background out, add their own watermark and BAM post it to their galleries  as a free to use stocks without the permission of the original authors.
What's most infuriating there is almost always a disclaimer such as this one :


Oi, dumbfucks! Yes I'm talking to you. Why should anyone credit you for something that you did not create. You've contributed nothing. You've cut the background out, something that in most cases, can be done basically automatically by a computer program with a little to no human assistance.

The whole dA's category for stock renders is flooded with this shit --> browse.deviantart.com/resource…

I'm sorry but I was under the impression that a render is a 2d image generated from a 3d model.  That or shading and texturing an image.
I 've never associated the world "render" with papercutting on a  kindergarten level.


I just don't get why people do it. It's not creative, no new artwork is produced in the process. They are just bastardising already existing works.

I know that many people in the situation like this are up in arms against the site admins. This time I do not think admins are to blame. I think it is  a well known fact that to get a stolen art removed from dA for 100% , the original artist has to be the one reporting it. Unfortunately the "render community" is bypassing it simply by editing works of artists outside of dA. Admins have their arms tied when finding the original author is pretty much impossible.

I don't know, it's just pissing me off when I see how fast this cancerous render community is growing. There are so many groups centred around this bullshit, just to name a few:
:iconstarlight-renders::iconbaka-renders::iconrenderheaven::iconrendersanime::iconnarutorenders::iconrender-blender::iconrendercollection:

On a final note I would like to stress that I'm not trying to shit over the photomanipulation community. I myself love  ambitious and elaborate photomanips. Let's remember though that there is a huge difference between a complicated piece that is skilfully blending dozens of proper stock photos into one harmonious artwork  and cutting a background out of a drawing without the permission of the original creator.

What do you think? Have you also noticed it?  Is it acceptable ? If not who should take care of it? Admins or maybe the general dA community should be less accepting?  Can anything be done? Maybe it's just a natural by-product  of a developing community? I'm just wondering what do you think.

PS. Just as a reminder :
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?
FAQ #306: Does "Crediting" let me use whatever I want?
PPS. people using renders for manipulation without the consideration for the original artists are just as bad *coughpokeballscough*