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In a sense, the Eiffel Tower was created purely for the sake of making a tall tower.

The impetus for designing the tower in the first place was an upcoming world’s fair, to be held in Paris in 1889 — the centennial of the French Revolution. The tower was to be a centerpiece for the upcoming fair, and it was meant to be a temporary structure, with an intended lifespan of twenty years.

The Eiffel Tower is now a prominent national symbol for France and basically the quintessential icon of Paris as a city. The tower itself is what you might call a French cliché at this point, and more than a few prominent travel journalists such as Anthony Bourdain have remarked upon the uselessness of actually climbing the tower. One can understand why: it involves waiting in a long queue, purchasing tickets, and waiting in more queues. While it does ultimately result in a very striking view of Paris (if you choose to ride the lifts to the top), going up the tower requires appropriating at least a few hours that could’ve otherwise been spent drinking wine on the left bank or trying your best elementary French in a quaint café.

Having visited myself, I must lend my voice to the chorus that advises you not to enter the tower. But with that being said, I do highly recommend ogling it from the comfort of a patch of grass on the Champs de Mars, or from across the Seine at the Jardins du Trocadero. Because even though climbing it is overrated, the structure itself leaves an impression on one’s mind that can’t be replicated by any photograph or video. What’s missing from most iconography of the tower is the sheer size and perceived strength of the thing. It often looks quaint and unassuming in films or photos, but in person it’s actually domineering. It’s tall and massive. A number of prominent artists and architects actually protested its construction on these grounds after the project had begun.

It comes down to a matter of personal taste in the end, but one way the tower has proven its aesthetic value is simply by lasting as long as it has. The tower has, at varying points, been scheduled for deconstruction or demolition, but it has never happened. Even the Nazi commander in charge of Paris toward the end of WWII couldn’t bring himself to destroy the tower despite being ordered to do so by Hitler directly.

Even though it is a glorified lawn ornament in some ways, the tower was not designed without some functional considerations. In fact, the tower’s lead architect, Gustave Eiffel, said in an interview that wind resistance was one of his primary concerns when designing the tower. The tower virtually does not sway in the wind.

As it gets older, the tower does have to adapt to its time.

Of course it’s been repainted, repaired, and adorned with light and fireworks displays at various times throughout its history, but now it seems that France’s most identifiable icon is coming into the twenty-first century in proper form by having a number of sustainability-related improvements made. The first are wind turbines designed by Urban Green Energy. The firm has a unique turbine design that, much like the tower itself, doesn’t skimp on aesthetics. These turbines have been installed on the interior of the tower, where they’re barely noticeable to the outside viewer. They will produce about 10,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year — enough to offset the energy used by the tower’s 4,200-square-meter first level pavilion.

Next, plans are in motion to install rainwater collection cisterns, energy-efficient LED lights, and solar panels. In terms of energy consumption it must be said that these improvements represent something like a drop in a very large bucket. But it’s in keeping with the tower’s somewhat superfluous nature that it be used more as a representative icon than a radical leader of the charge toward sustainable energy. These improvements shine a conspicuous spotlight on renewable energy, and with luck others around the world will take note.

It’s admirable that the tower is getting these improvements, and it’s equally laudable that those responsible for overseeing the project are committed to the tower’s aesthetic integrity. The Eiffel Tower’s turbines prove that the energy sources of the coming age don’t have to be bland or difficult to look at. The Eiffel Tower is and remains an inspirational example for those who are hoping to marry form and function in their work.

Your Thoughts

  1. Have you visited the Eiffel Tower? How would you describe your experience if so? If not, would you like to someday see it?
  2. What do you think other famous icons around the world would look like with sustainable energy sources? Tell us what you envision or, better yet, show us your deviations that depict these structures and post a link in the comments section.
  3. What are your thoughts on form and function, especially where things like architecture and renewable energy are concerned? Given the grave consequences climate change may have, should we be thinking of aesthetics at all as we develop new sources of energy? Or can we always find a way to make these two walk hand-in-hand?

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Hello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing
If you're reading, please favourite+fav and share the article so we can spread this amazing resource around!

Today we're interviewing our Carmalain7 and Vigilo, plus williamszm, kiwi-damnation and jade-pandora on vocabulary building for poetry, and raspil and Memnalar on narrative voice and POV(point of view) for prose!

If you want to get some more educational reading, here are the other interviews we've released so far:

Our poetry lesson focuses on vocabulary building, and the prose one on narrative voice and POV.

Poetry: Vocabulary building

It's very rare of beginners to have a wide enough vocabulary to avoid unwanted repetitions. Was there anything, an exercise or method, that helped you build your vocabulary, and do you have any tips in regards to how to self-assess whether your writing is becoming unnecessarily verbose?

Carmalain7, I take the time to read about five lines in both directions of anything I write to ensure that I haven't repeated a word without an unquestionably amazing reason to do so.
Repeated words actually turn me off of a lot of (mostly pop) music.

I think repeated words can kill any oratory flow, and are often a result of just trying to get the message down in early drafts when other words might serve the meaning behind the message better.

The absolute best way to improve your vocabulary is by reading. Specifically, target writing that you wouldn't normally read, because it often is written with a different audience in mind (thus using different vocabularies!).

Vigilo, Who likes metaphors? I like metaphors. Long ones, apparently.
Actually, we’re going with the same metaphor from last time, except in a slightly different vein. So, your poem is a house, and your words are the furniture of that house. You’ve just moved in, it’s an unfurnished house, and it takes a while to get all the furniture you need. You start with the necessities: a bed, a table, chairs, etc. Once you’ve got the necessities, you move on to the fancier items – maybe a lava lamp. Lava lamps are cool.

Now, like the furniture, the necessities are the words almost every poem will have, and you will always, always need. These are important words, not only because they’re necessary, but because it’s very easy to take them for granted – don’t do that. The fancier furniture (words) is something you’ll always be adding and removing from your house (poem), but it’s very important to keep in mind that they won’t always work for every house, and to not overdo it. 

To figure out what sort of furniture you want, you have to look at other houses and other furniture styles, and I’m going to stop with the metaphor for a while here. The point is, reading other poetry is the best, sure-fire way to building your vocabulary, apart from actually writing a lot of poems. In addition to that, there are quite a lot of vocabulary-based prompts out there - this NaPoWriMo one from last year, for example (you don't have to use a news article - it can be a book, another poem, etc, but one with lots of unfamiliar vocabulary!). 

Honestly, though, I would say that your vocabulary is something that comes with the amount of time you put into reading and writing poetry, and something that never stops being built. I'm still learning. It's also important to keep your audience in mind, especially if you decide to drop in a less well-known word - it could make or break your poem. Imagine having a ten-foot tall statue of, I don’t know, Satan, when you have visitors over to your otherwise mediocre flat. Awkward. 

To avoid being verbose, finally, try reading your poem out. If it sounds awkward and unwieldy to you, imagine how it’d sound to your readers! It’s like the Lucifer statue all over again. Lastly, look at the words that are the potential culprits and identify exactly what it is they do for your poem. Does the bedroom actually need a coffee table? Yes, I know, it would be cool, but that’s the point: it might be cool, but is it needed? If not, throw it out.

williamszm, I feel like the only sure way to develop a broader vocab is to simply read more. So while you are practicing your writing, just be sure to keep reading as well, and eventually the two ought to start influencing each other and improving. Reading other works that you enjoy will also help make it easier to see how your writing differs from those, including if it is too verbose or too bland. But this isn’t a quick solution—I’m still working on improving my vocabularly, and know I have a lot of work to do.

kiwi-damnation, I created a challenge called the December Form Challenge in 2008. I did this because I found my writing was becoming repetitive and stagnant. I found that experimenting with forms forces you out of your comfort zone in many ways, including vocabulary. You are made to tell things differently and therefore you seek and discover new words. I am also a reader and I think this is one of the best ways to create a good vocabulary. Read and store new words in your psyche so that when you write, they will bubble to the surface and beg to be written.
In regards to verbosity, I think you need to assess whether someone walking off the street could relate to what you are saying. I am a rather honest and straight-forward poet and I think that the core part of poetry is relating to others. When purple prose became a large part of poetry, people stopped reading it. Well, the vast majority of people stopped reading it and it became known as Shakespeare or emo. The art form was made to be trivial and the skill set ignored. If your family could almost get the gist of what you are saying then you are on the right track.

jade-pandora, Ah yes, when the word “verbose” was penned, it was and still is perfect for its meaning of too many words (verbs) used.That is an observation of mine regarding writers with not enough imagination to know how to work that limited vocabulary into succinct and interesting verse. Before writers have built up a strong range of words to use, they need to know how to work well with what they have. If you do not do it right with a few words, you will be challenged with even more words. It is not just the vocabulary of larger words, but the annoying filler words that so many people habitually use in their everyday speak that translate over to their writing. Such as “just”, “really”, “basically”, “actually”, oh don’t let me go on, you get the idea!

In my experience as I have matured into my writing, I have always set time aside to read a dictionary – yes, that’s right – read a dictionary, a physical book on my lap as I sit in a chair. Quiet downtime. I go to random pages and scan the columns of five to ten pages, both sides. I always luck out to find one or two very interesting words that I make note of for when I have a moment of inspiration, taking that opportunity to try the new words out. If you do that often enough over months and even years, you build yourself an impressive vocabulary. Be sure to learn how to use those words in sentences. To know of the words and their meaning is only half the journey. Having a thesaurus handy (or accessible online) is also useful. When it comes time to apply these evocative new words to literary art, you want to have knowledge of the emotion and descriptive they lend to a piece. Of course that goes for any words no matter how well you think you know them. Word choices are very important to your success, and making sure the word groups you use have the right “sound”. That alone is a whole other class-worth of information that all writers, especially poets, should study. The results will be unnoticed or very subtle to a reader who is not familiar with sound in word groups, but it will have its way and be effective all the same.

Having said all of that, it should become easily evident as a writer learns, practices, and improves to tell when one is about to cross the line or has shot past it that the piece has turned into a verbose gridlock. My tip to everyone who writes at any level: I can hear the gridlock better than I can detecting it on paper or on the monitor screen. I speak aloud the lines and verses, and repeat over and over where it still does not sound right as I make my edits. I always manage to worm out the unwanted clutter, so to speak. Try it and see.

In poetry, every word must serve a purpose - and when you're faced with needing to change one word in it with a different one, often a number of other words will have to change too! What's your editing method, in this case? How do you decide whether something needs to go or stay?

Carmalain7, Before I start evaluating a single word on a 'keep or trash' basis, I usually start at the whole stanza; then the individual lines; then the word.
The question I ask myself always stays the same though: "does this add value to the whole?" If the answer isn't yes - including if it's an undecided or maybe - then it's gone.

You have to have to have to be able to 'kill your darlings'. In the past, I've missed out on good chances to shut up, delete, and move forward. 

If there is one thing I would impart to my past self, it's to never miss a good chance to shut up.

Vigilo, This is very true. I just want to re-emphasise that. Every word counts.
So you start by removing what isn’t counting – what is definitely not helping the poem (no matter how strongly you’re attached to it) – well, I start by doing that, anyway, you might do it differently. From that, I can see what happens to the rest of the poem, and after that, it honestly depends on the words. It can be as easy as replacing a word or as difficult as having to remove an entire segment of a particular image. 

Now, for deciding what needs to go and what needs to stay. Kill your darlings applies to poetry as much as it does to prose, though not to characters, but to particular turns of phrase and the like that are – well – your darlings. I had to cut out a part in one of my recent poems that was a very good line but it didn’t do it for the poem, so it had to go, and that was that. Editing a poem is like having a sale for a shop that’s closing down. Everything! Must! Go!

Specific vocabulary for specific imagery, theme, and so on. Maybe we want to write some space poetry, but we're not really that informed on how space works. How do you get it done?

Carmalain7, Reading - especially outside of what you normally read - as the best method to expand your vocabulary is something I touched upon earlier. 
Expanding on that, if you want to write space poetry, read one of the many amazing Niel deGrasse Tyson books first. Take time with the book, take time to digest it, then sit down and write. I think you'll amaze yourself with how much you retain, and how much can bleed over into your writing.

Alternatively, just apply that method for any other subject or genre.

Vigilo, Read up on – and around – the topic before you start. Keep reading while you’re at it, but definitely read up on it before you start. Informal sites are good – I’m a fan for Wikipedia for writing poetry, honestly. I also like using films – particularly, documentaries – as well as photography. Visuals are very helpful when it comes to researching poetry, because they help with building your imagery. 
My own personal process: I tend to Wikipedia-hop before and during writing a poem that’s, say, retelling a myth, and pick up certain information that I find particularly striking and try to work it into my writing. I can’t actually write the poem without the imagery, seeing as that would be a very strange poem, for me, considering a good half, if not more, of my poems is imagery-based. 

So, say there was this poem I did involving space, particularly around, I don’t know, Jupiter’s moons – I’d Wikipedia that, first, then maybe see if there’re relatively simple articles online about it, then maybe see if I can find old-school explanations of it as well, for variety’s sake. Chances are, I’ve found something I like in all of this, and am starting to sketch out a rough outline of the poem. During this, I’ll move on to looking for my visuals, maybe even some sounds / music, and eventually, there’ll be a point where I’ll stop the research and focus on the poem proper. 

Don’t go too in-depth with research. You’re making poetry out of theory - not poetry into theory.

Every writer has that moment when they know what they want to say, but not necessarily how to. Do you have any advice on how to overcome it?

Carmalain7, If you've got a great idea, but are unsure how to approach it, the first thing you should absolutely do is note down your idea.

Got it? Cool.

Next, leave it. Seriously, work on something else, go take a walk, cook some food, get some sleep, take your time.

Come back to it every now and again and see where you're at and how you feel with it. If it's still not there, don't force it; there's no rush, the idea isn't going anywhere.

Vigilo, This is a difficult one, because it’ll surely be different for everyone, and what sometimes happens to me is that I go away and do other things until it comes to me suddenly right before I’m about to go to bed. I hate that, really.

Sometimes, though, what I do end up doing is that I write it out, in a very long-winded way – like in a paragraph, for example. I know it’s not how I want to say it, but it does often help to get out what you want to say and figure out the how after. 

Can you think of an exercise our mentees could do to improve their vocabulary?

Vigilo, Read, read, read. Do some found poetry using sources that have vocabulary you don’t know (say, an economics textbook chapter, a news article on astrophysics, what have you). Do some fixed form poetry – like a sestina, for example – because it’ll make you hyper-aware of both vocabulary and form.

(you don't know what found poetry is? Read Writers' Workshop: FOUND POETRY! to learn about it, it's a really amazing method of writing)

Prose: Narrative Voice and POV

How do you decide who tells your story?

Memnalar, Quite often, a story of mine starts with a character idea, so it's usually that character who gets the Point of View. Other times, I try to think of which character will have the most interesting perspective - not the most informed perspective, but the most interesting - and tell the story from her POV.

raspil, It depends on how the story will be best served. Who is closest to the drama. Who has the most to lose. I've wasted my time with POV rewrites in the past. I imagine how the inciting incident sounds in both POV and the one that can be exploited/represented best wins.

How do you give your POV character a realistic voice?

Memnalar, I try to think of any characters as people, not as types. If I'm successful at doing that, the realism starts to take care of itself. How would this person, in these circumstances, with these problems, react in this situation? How does she sound? How does she deal with other people? How is she different from what the rest of the world thinks she is, because in our own way, all of us are different from the way the world sees us.

raspil, I believe all the television I watched when I was a kid on upwards (MASH, Roseanne, Seinfeld) helped me create characters I can blend and imagine in moments to know how they are supposed to be. I've got my favorite directors, too. My characters are far more influenced by TV than literature. It helps with visualization. 

I need to read about things happening. I start out with a story first before I come up with the character -- I think finding the character is easier and faster that way, plus I can start tossing obstacles at them immediately. 

Example: if I'm writing a story about a drug deal gone wrong, I know I will need a character who is savvy about these things but have a secret that if anyone involved knew, it would get them killed... knowing the story first helps me know the character and I can make their voice more believable... and all of this with very little information.

Here's a freebie: Want to know how to get drama in your story faster than anything? I'll let you in on a secret: it's a secret.

Which is your favourite kind of narrator, if any, which do you use the most and why?

Memnalar, I prefer narrators that aren't omniscient, although I've read many stories and novels which succeeded with omniscient narrators. In general, it's easier for me to engage with the story if I'm discovering things "along with" the narrator and POV character. I'm experiencing the story rather than being told the story. That's a very general preference, though, and I've never discarded a book simply because of the type of narrator it employs.

raspil, I primarily use 3rd person limited. I pick one character to represent and I stick with it. I generally write protagonists but I can see doing something with an ally character in the future. I used to head hop until I realized how fast my writing tightened up when I made the switch to limited. It's more challenging but more rewarding at the same time. I'm into stuff like that. 

I will write in 1st person but only when I need to get inside a character's head for more impact. I don't do it too often. Like I said above, it depends on how the story will benefit most/best.

Do you prefer your narrator to have a distinctive voice, or be a more neutral one? Does this decision affect stories strongly, or is it an unimportant one?

Memnalar, I want the narrator to allow me to forget I'm reading a story. It's not distinctiveness or neutrality that's as important as consistency, which is achieved through careful editing and rewrites.

raspil, As long as it feels like it's the narrator's voice and not the writer, I'm happy either way. I want the stories to be one true word after another.

A big, big THANK YOU to all who participated in this interview, your contribution was amazing. :heart: If you reader have any questions, tag the deviant you want to ask them to! They knew they were signing up for it. Totally. :shifty:

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Species concept

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Bubuloon? Some things might still be changed, but I would like to hear your opinions so far!

Bubuloon by Kawiku

Art Contest

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Okay guys, I've decided to host a contest in order to win an Intuos Creative Pen Tablet. All you have to do is draw one of my fursonas. Either Strawberry or Panser will do. (:

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I may get a bit of hate for this, I'm sorry if I offend anybody!

(This may be a trigger; I'll be talking about homosexuality and religion)

I saw a comment about something relating to this by someone I kinda know, and I just needed to vent. This has been on my mind for a LONG time.

I suppose this is the right time to do it, huh?

First off, I want to say something that I'm sure not a lot of people know.

I'm a straight Christian with a wavering faith. This means that I still 'believe' in the religion to a certain extent, but I'm questioning a lot of things. (Sometimes I wonder if God really even IS real, if there IS a Heaven, ect). I don't go to church. (all of the local churches are the creepy nutjob ones *shudder*)

I suppose I'm one of the weird Christians. I can actually take a joke about the religion. Most of the stereotypes are true, it's hilarious! An incredibly accurate stereotypical family would have to be from one of my favorite shows; Moral Orel. Some people of our kind do indeed take 'God's Word' to that extent, and twist it so horribly that it's disgusting. That show is one of my favorite shows for a reason, it got me through a lot of tough times when I was younger.

No matter what my over-the-top 'Christian' grandmother said, I loved (and still do) watching any 'raunchy' show (called 'raunchy' by my mother), things like South Park, Family Guy, American Dad, basically anything that was/is on Adult Swim/Comedy Central and such. (I haven't had cable in about...what, 3-4 years, now? We had it for about 4 months for the first time in 6 years, then we lost it again. Dunno what's airing anymore.)

Uh, back to the main point. Like 99% of most Christians, I was raised to think that 'gay people are the devil' by various people. However, as I was growing up, I couldn't help but to question this--why would an all-loving God make people 'hate' homosexuals, but then turn around and say "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself"?

As I grew older, I decided to ignore any of the ''hate this or God will hate you'' things that Christians told me. Instead, I go by the words I just stated, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor". Even if I decide to no longer be in this religion due to jerks (The bad Christians are kinda making me want to turn away, it's basically like being in a fandom. It's embarrassing to be in the same '''fandom''' as them.), I'll still hold that same moral.

For ANY over-the-top Christians reading this, we are in no place to judge ANYBODY. You are in NO PLACE to call ANYBODY OUT on 'SINNING', EVEN IF IT'S AGAINST YOUR BELIEFS OR NOT. You know why?

TO QUOTE THE BIBLE ITSELF: "There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?"…



I don't care who you are, where you come from, what your race, religion, sexual preferences are, or whatever else. I don't even care if you're married to a damn tree.

You're all the same in my eyes, you're all people. You all have feelings. I don't care if you're gay, lesbian, asexual, bisexual, trans, bigender, binary, pansexual, Atheist, Wiccan, homophobic, or WHATEVER ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF. If you're a girl who wants to be a dude? Cool! If you're a dude who wants to be a chick? Go for it!

(EDIT: Forgot to mention--just wanna point out that a LOT of people feel that they've been born as the wrong gender--I know that it's something horribly hard to go through, mentally and physically. These people are incredibly strong, but they need the proper support and love to be able to realize that they ARE strong. They have my full respect that they're brave enough to finally go through the outside change to show how they feel on the inside!)

I honestly don't care, I don't mind, I don't care. (As long as you're not threatening people for their beliefs, that's just wrong!)

Porn is fine, being different is fine, drugs are fine (Be careful with this one, a lot of them are bad for you! As long as they're as safe as drugs can get, I don't mind. I just don't want you to hurt yourself!)

As long as you respect me, I'll respect you. If you're happy, I'm happy! I ONLY want people to be happy. I'm in no place to judge you for what you do, or who you are. It's your personality that counts, and you're all amazing. Hell, even if I get out of this religion, I'll still think the same thing. You're all awesome!

Please don't feel scared to come out or anything, or change religions. It's all up to you, friends. Just do what makes you happy! You're all so strong, I'm so proud of you all.

'My' God is supposed to be a God of love, not of hate. He doesn't tell anybody to 'hate' anything and/or anybody. Don't believe any other Christians telling you otherwise.

Sorry if I pissed anybody off, I just needed to get this off my chest!

((Didn't check for typos, if you spot one don't be afraid to tell me!))
Another points give away as i promised since last 2014! This was also a high Demand so i might as well do it. :)
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Only 6 of the winners will be selected randomly with Each winner will also get 200 Points. :points:
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Llama Emoji 34 (Sexy Smile) [V2] 
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art raffle (open)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 8:46 PM
Hello! Thank you for the support (for the recent DD and 1k watchers). To show my gratitude, I will be hosting a raffle. and hopefully make a tutorial, but no promises yet.

There will be 1 winner, chosen randomly. 

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April 6th, 2015. 11 AM EST. 
I need time to draw the prize during spring break.  

A half - full body digital drawing of one character with a simple - regular background. (I will cut off where it is necessary, and background complexity depends on the character.)


Hotarumaru by cikru

hbd topi! by cikru

If you have any questions feel free to ask. 

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Link your Ocs!

Hey Everyone! Pocoyo Here, and I'm actually considering trying out some Digital Icons (not pixel this time but I might TRY)!  YAY!
Because I'm such a NICE person, (Lol omg I crack myself up) I'm offering to use your OC as the first test subject for these limited time offer icons ~:star:

What you'll have to do:
  • Be a watcher~!
    • New ones are totally welcomed but please if you watch, don't just go and unwatch me after the event orz I know I have crappy artsu//hides
  • TRUST ME~! 
    • Aha... Pocoyo doesn't really have a reference for these so you'll just have to leave it up to me! orz
  • Link me your OC! Please also include:
    • 3 personality traits
    • A few of they're favorite snacks/food (simple ones will do!)
  • Share this Journal~!
    • It's always nice to let other people in on these things and give em a chance~
There will be Two winners! I may use their character to try out more icons or possibly pick a third winner!

Make sure you follow all the rules ! Please and Thank you! >//v//O


This will NOT be done through a randomizer! Pocoyo will be choosing characters based on designs that might work well with the type of icon I have in mind! Note that too much detail may/will be omitted from the character that I'm drawing. 

i want to ? ?

if this journal gets 60 favorites I will upload a video onto youtube of me dancing to illuminati music while wearing the most ridiculous outfit and illuminati drawings everywhere