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Just uploaded 20x speed-up painting process of Kiki in Little Witch Academia crossover piece from last year!

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YouTube link: youtu.be/CFLaIs_Tyfg


Thank you to everyone who had liked, shared and shown general excitement for the resurrection of the exquisite corpse! Now the sign up phase is over (sorry, no more can join this round!) and it is time to play!

Because we are so awesome and have had such an amazing sign up response, the corpse will be split into two teams: Team Fire and Team Ice! You will both start off from the same line, but it will be up to you guys where it leads on! 


I'm a participant! What happens next?


Read this carefully and ask questions if you are confused!

The first line has been sent to the first person on the list. The power is now in their hands to allow the poem to travel between all participants using the deviantART note system. Please only use notes- do not post this elsewhere or you spoil the game!

When it is your turn, you will receive a note from the previous participant and you will see only their line of the poem. (senders, make sure you start a new note, do not forward the note you received on! This stops any potential chain and extra lines being seen!). You will then send your line to the next participant. (Title the note with your team name helps me a lot!)

When you send your note on, please ensure you also send your note to BeccaJS (that's me!). I will be collecting all the lines together to arrange the complete poem, which I will post at the end in a journal. I will also use this as confirmation you have registered your line and the chain continues. If I am not copied in, I will believe you are no longer playing and move on to the next person. (Nb. after 48 hours, I will send you a nudge, and if no reply after a further 24 hours, you will be moved on).

Besides the technical, relax and have fun! We have no idea how the poem will turn out in the end, but it will be something we've never seen before! 

Participant order


This is the important bit! See who you are expecting a note from, see you you are sending yours too. Remember to copy me in and all will be grand!

:fire: Team Fire:fire: 

  1. BeccaJS
  2. WinteroftheSoul 
  3. Solarune
  4. TheMaidenInBlack :bulletred:
  5. origamizebra
  6. ArynChris
  7. AntoccinoDrinker
  8. dragoeniex
  9. bay7sawan
  10. classic-poet
  11. PinkyMcCoversong
  12. SRSmith
  13. SedahLiah
  14. Arthisa
  15. DriftingAlong
  16. inkstaineddove
  17. Vocable

Edit: for those wondering how we are progressing, the red and blue bullets on each team shows who currently holds the ball for the team! Feel free to cheer them on with warm fuzzies and such!

If you have any questions, general comments or want to share progress, please comment below :D

Thank you and enjoy!


In follow up of the obvious "how to" journals on both anatomy and color, I'm gonna continue this series with a how to on drawing every day.
Over the last year I've participated in many challenges that required me to do a drawing a day for a period of time. Most notably the color challenge and refinement challenge, but also a lot of speedpainting and daily sketching

. Over the past few years a lot of people have asked me how the hell I would manage to do a sketch every single day, so I figured it would be nice to share some of my own experiences, tips & tricks with you to help you step up your drawing game.


About time management


Priorities

Save The Kitten by Xinom
Every person has priorities in life. We deem one thing more important than the other, so we tend to do that first.
"I have no time for this"
is the equivalent of:
"There are other things that I deem more important, so I prefer to spend my time on those"
This isn't inherently good or bad. After all; some priority's are very valid (work, study, spending time with family/friends). It is, however, something to be aware of. If you're one of those "I have no time for drawing" types of people, this doesn't mean you really have no time to draw. It means other things in your life demand so much of your time that you end up with no time left for drawing. Figure out what these things are. Are they really that important for you? Is it really that impossible to squeeze in half an hour of doodling into your day, perhaps when waiting for the bus or having a break at work or school?


You don't have to put in a tremendous amount of time

Environment thumbnails - 20151208 by DamaiMikaz
You don't have to produce a full blown painting every single day. On some days you'll have all the time in the world and you can manage to do a full painting. On other days you'll only have 15 minutes and the only thing you can manage is a quick sketch on a scrap of paper. It doesn't really matter.
The act of drawing daily is mostly a way to maintain your skills. To keep your hands flexible, your brains up to par with drawing and your inspiration flowing. Unless you're planning up to end up at the high end of the art industry, there's no reason to force yourself to keep to meticulous 12-hour-a-day training schedules (and even then 12 hours a day isn't that healthy). It's quite the contrary. If you're a hobbyist, one of the most important things about art is to have fun while doing it.


Know your weapons of mass distraction

162/365 bloodborne 4 by snatti89
With managing your time, also comes to topic of distraction or procrastination. About things you don't deem useful but still spend a lot of time on. These are activities that are easy to cut time on. Think about things like watching Netflix, TV, using Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp... or browsing the internet in general. 
Be aware of your weapons of mass distraction. Only then can you make the conscious choice to sign off, turn off your computer or your phone, and focus on what you really want to do.



About your mindset


It doesn't have to be good

You always follow by Hellstern
Many people get hold back by their own mind when it comes to drawing.
"What if it doesn't look good?"
"What if I try drawing this pose and I can't pull it off?"
"What will people think of me?"
These are all very familiar thoughts for a lot of artists (and some very valid ones as well) but the thing is; these will get your nowhere.
Every single artist has suffered a moment of self-doubt. Most of them suffer more than just a moment of it. It's common. Not only you suffer from it, but there's a huge chance that amazing artist you follow suffers from it as well. We all do.

The difference is that some people decide to let the self-doubt paralyze them, while other people fight it as a boss and just keep on drawing.
Be one of those people that fights it like a boss! If you're afraid other people won't like your art, then don't publish it. You don't have to put your art on the internet. Hell, you don't even have to show it to your friends! Just keep it to yourself if you feel that keeps the pressure off for you. Of course you won't pull off drawing that new thing at once. Nobody does! And yes... people will always think things about you. Some good, some bad. You can't change that, so why bother? People's thoughts have no power of you unless you let them have that power. Confide in yourself as a person, in your ideas and your (growing) skill. 


You don't have to be inspired

Peggys rocks by beavotron
Not every drawing has to be inspired. The goal of drawing daily is... to draw every single day. It doesn't matter what you draw, as long as you sit down and make a drawing. Nobody is inspired 365 days a year. If you feel uninspired, just take a picture from another artist*, a landscape, an object in your room, and draw it!
*Note: when publishing a picture that's copied or highly referenced from another artist, credit that artist. Otherwise that might get you into trouble.


It becomes routine

Perspective practice by MugenMcFugen
I don't know if you ever started working out or training, but it's a familiar feeling. When you first start out in bad shape, the training hurts. Both physically and mentally (as you get confronted with your own lack of capabilities) and it's for that reason hard to stick with it. But when you do keep up with it, you'll gradually find it easier. You get in better shape. The training doesn't hurt that bad anymore. Instead you're fueled by seeing how you improve, and you try to keep pushing your body to its limits to see what you can do. And gradually the social part gets easier too. Saying "you're going off to gym" is no longer getting you weird stares, as people in your environment know that's what you usually spend your time on, and they get used to it soon enough.
Well, this whole thing goes for drawing. When you first draw, you suck. You'll get better over time, and you'll be fueled by your own improvement. When you first tell your friends/family you're not coming because you've got other things to do, they'll frown upon that. When you do it more often, they'll start accepting that as part of who you are.


borderland by ptromea

The bottom line of the story is; keep up going. It'll get easier in time :huggle:



Star! Star! Star!  Read my other how to's as well Star! Star! Star! 
How to: AnatomyHuman anatomy is, for sure, one of the hardest things to draw. But at the same time it's one of the most interesting things to draw, because... hey... we love making characters, and it's nice if they at least look a bit like a human being. I'm still far from perfect at drawing the human body, yet I've accumulated some very useful tips, tricks and websites.
Good exercises
Drawing from life

Drawing from life is awesome!
Look for life drawing classes in your environment, or if they're not available; ask your friends to pose for you. Go have a drink in the city when the weather is nice, and sketch people passing by. There's nowhere you learn more about human anatomy than by observing and sketching real people. There's only one downside to this; dynamic poses are tricky, as it's hard for any model to hold a difficult pose for a long time. 
And no... drawing (nearly) naked people in a drawing class isn't awkward. I
How to: ColorAs a follow up of my "How to: Anatomy" journal that was received so well by the community, I will continue this series with a how to on color.
Color is considered to be one of the hardest subjects when it comes to art. Most beginners (and even some advanced artists) struggle to get the colors of their work right. I myself do as well. This journal is by no means a full coverage on how to color. It will however be a good list of resources to get you started on this hard subject.
A few things to get started
There are a few things to color

There's hue and value. Hue determines what place in the color spectrum the color is in (red, green, blue.. etc). Value determines how dark or light a color is. In order to understand colors, you have to know how to influence and work with both of them.
Your brain is deceiving you

OhSnap! - A weekly Photography Feature -#4

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 6, 2016, 3:35 PM





 :spotlight-left: :pinkBummyPhotographer: by MenInASuitcaseOhSnap! :pinkBummyPhotographer: by MenInASuitcase :spotlight-right: 


 :camera: A Weekly Photography Feature :camera:  


 :bulletpink: To enjoy, please FULL VIEW this journal :bulletpink: 



:bulletpink: Weekly Deviations :bulletpink: 

About pancakes by Daykiney

Glassy by TheanimalparadeRhythmatic Structure I by McKenzie-James
Sun Break by Glenn-Crouch
Autumn Shadows by McKenzie-JamesWhen the plant meets the rain. by incredi
Butterfly. .. by light-from-Emirates

drop27 by dini25Happy Easter by 1001G
Sky Daisies by GJ-Vernon
Frozen in Time - 2 by ThatOneNikoGuitars by Tibodhsara
Hope of a new cycle by OliverBPhotography
Crystal Drops by foxyestyWORLD OF LONELINESS - 10 by EmmanuelVASSAL
Crayfish by Diogopedromarques
The Glow of Morning by mr-sarcastic1984Rocky Mountain Bighorn-Waterton Canyon Colorado by uncbears
638 Putain des Palaces by richys
Snowing by AllerleiLove will never die by leoatelier
Absorption by TomazKlemensak
Feathers of many colors by TheBrassGlassBest friend by tiduy
Cascade Thorens by arnaudperret
doc Deviant by 7astralHappy Buddha by zoomzoom
Amsterdam by AzariahCzarist
Hoot by phalalcrocoraxMessage by aka-photography-uk
Waterdropwallpaper by fugirl1
Path to the Light by NunoPires2016 01 31 2252 by inerlogic
Galaxies Away by LashelleValentine



:bulletpink: Promoted Photographers :bulletpink: 


:bulletblue:  Cinnamoncandy
:bulletblue: OliviaMichalski
:bulletblue: RockstarVanity
:bulletblue: Captain-Marmote
:bulletblue: CBKphotos



:bulletpink:Photography Contests :bulletpink:  


Photography Contest! By LashelleValentine

Win 1,000 Points (Bird Photography Challenge)
 By Whimsical-Dreams



:bulletpink: Photography News :bulletpink: 




:bulletpink: Photography Groups :bulletpink: 

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:bulletpink: Interview With a Photographer :bulletpink: 

:bulletpink: Coming Soon :bulletpink:







Every Saturday our "OhSnap!" journal will go out. Do you have a photography contest you're running that you want promoted? Know a Photographer that needs more exposure? Anything photography related that you'd like to share with others? Please send AshleyxBrooke a note with the topic of "ohsnap journal" or leave a comment on this journal! 




 Also be sure to join our chatroom! I'll be looking there for more weekly features ;)   We hold all kinds of fun stuff in the #iPhotograph chatroom, Critique nights, PhotoFridays, Events, Etc. Wanna show off your new photos and get some pointers? Or just  looking to meet up with fellow photographers?  Find us here :D




Eventually we'll be adding on more photography related stuff so be sure to keep an eye on this weekly feature! Sorry it's so bare right now :noes:  Have ideas? Drop us a comment :camera:

:bulletpink: Previous Articles :bulletpink:





-AshleyxBrooke  and the iPhotograph team!
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Weekend Feature

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:20 PM


Al always I want to thank my watchers, favorites and Llama for the support. It is greatly appreciated! As you notice I leave mostly the same comments. I have so many members that I favor that I pretty much have to copy and paste my replies. I hope this does not offend anyone. I just don't have the time to answer replies differently because there are so many of them. 

Just beginning by LordLJCornellPhotosHere Without You by Amro0Selina Kyle - Finished! by WilliamFenholtSia- Alive - Tier 3 Rewards on Patreon by MutsumipatPremade Book Cover 174 - Love Dream with Info by Jassy2012The Red Gold - book cover by JacklionheartRed humming birds by ElenaDudinaLost way by ektapinkiLM by AdeVoiculetPortrait of a Vampiress by mshelleeWhen the Hope is Over by EuseliaLittle Mermaid in Jar by MelieMelusineMarionette by Lora-VysotskayaPath to the Mountainous Ruins by SpacepretzelMy Lady 2.0 by The-MoonboundThe Attic by vampirekingdomNew life by Katrin-ElizabethEvelyn O'Connell by FinAngelSquirrel School by mrscatsKatniss Everdeen by 2CansOfUnicornMeatLove Needs Nurturing by kuschelirmelCrystal by EnchantedWhispersArtIf you look, you will see by MoonZaphireEurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius) by Sergey-RyzhkovNieth Commission by NazNematiOne Day Charity Artbook Cover by TsvetkaMedusa by ektapinkiRose anarchist by SinfulSlumberMaster Yoda by apfelgriebsCassiea by SelenadaAyasha by xxELUHFUNTmother earth need our help by Lolita-Artz

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: The screen
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Pepsi

Macro Spotlight Vol. 195

Sun Feb 7, 2016, 5:35 AM by MarcosRodriguez:iconmarcosrodriguez:




Spotlight Vol. 195

Macro




The Spotlight










Adanson's House Jumper (Hasarius adansoni) by Azph




Hortensiengerippe by feigenfrucht




In the Helix by Ikarusthefirst




Drip by LandiCordier




Alien Life by SheilaBrinson




Rollercoaster by marrgit




My Eye by Photoevil




spider by KyKisan




Spring green by norina-liandra




Snail stock 2 by LinaContre




Teardrop by feedmeorchids




Waterdrops-88 by mib4art






Olive Drop 2 by iriscup




I see you by petrwolf




eyes of arachnophobia by shade-pl




T r u e Colors To Remember by GrotesqueDarling13




Heart #1 by transkendium




Moss by Shunky99




Syrphid fly - Ornidia obesa by ColinHuttonPhoto




Deer fly by AlHabshi




Bubble Paw by VioletVeronika




drop by FDugourdCaput




Rainbow Drop by transkendium




Impact by endprocess83









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Credit : Original Stock by www.pixiv.net/member_illust.ph…
I just render it
PNGs by :iconleeight:
Textures by :iconbellacrix:. Thank you very much :D
Design by :iconjunsoulsilver:
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gửi lời chúc đến những ng bạn đáng yêu đã luôn ủng hộ và giúp đỡ mình :iconhitomiaoihive: :iconrioquach: :iconthuminhdm: :iconnanakashi-saekitto: :iconname-taka: :iconvingic: :iconazathoth-n:  :iconshuuri-kun: :iconflowerhihihaha: và còn rất nhiều bạn dth nữa :'> mình k tag hết ; - ; cảm ơn mấy bạn nhiều nha. Mong các bạn vẫn luôn tiếp tục ủng hộ mình 
Chào thân ái và quyết thắng : )))))
Rarity art highlight of this week!

Rarity by CatCor
Rarity by wathingowl
V-Day 2016: Spike x Rarity by gilster262
Drawing of Rarity by Overkill-0526
Rarity is Best Pony by chifoxxi
Rarity Crystal Prep by MysticArt-ist
Rarity Wallpaper/Backround by WinterSnowStar
Rarity by AKiril
Rarity by yukomaussi
MLP: Rarity to go by Foxy-Artist
Priest Rarity by AllenRavenix
Rarity by Scarlett-Letter
Semi-Realistic Rarity by ninetailedfoxfox
Mlp -Gift- by Skele-Puns
Rarity by NearNateRiver2572
Get Lucky (Contest entry) by DotAandMe
Rarity's Portrait (for sale) by CutePencilCase
Old RARITY work by Rainbows-In-Reality
Rarity Portrait by Nemo2D
horn horse by skelemik
Rarity's transformation by Gouhlsrule
Rarity by Plotcore
Simple rarity by Blastradiuss
Rariti by NessyIXX
Crystal Rarity Pendant  by chipperpony
Wet Mane Rarity by Cre8iveWing
Smol RaRaRa by Holiday252
Rarity -REDO- by Paint-zuri
G4 Cast by SkyPinPony
waiting for inspiration by Sverre93
.: C'est la Chandeleur! Rarity Fan Art :. (FF6) by SweetElectricity
NightMare Rarity by ConcealedStrings
Rarity Silhouette by Lost-Little-Rainbow
Magnificent Rarity by Nastyushenka
Potential by Plotcore
Rarity's Scribble Portrait by VelvetOrchid67
Summer lovin' by HiddenCookie
Rarity by lightningglaire
rarity by croquettee
MLPFIM Postcard Rarity by ILICarrieDoll
rarity, again. by alexciaK
A morning rarity by cdent11
The unicorn twins by SilberSternenlicht
Rarity Generosity Keepsake by Little-Miss-Rikku
Rarity by pinkiejay
So Rare by Kallarmo
Under The Violet Moon by SlyBlue7
Rarity - raffle winner 6 - 10 by LetsDoodleStuff
Rarity by Tank-and-DPS
Fluffy Rarity by sorasarah212
:COMM: Crystal Rarity by PainbrushBrushie
Bows and Pigtails by CrystalSonatica
:thumb588838047:
rarity by butaniku48
Rarity by YouCanDrawIt
Ms. Fabulous Hair by WintereousFlame
[C] Rarity by LupulRafinat

Mature Content

What? This old thing? by kittyhawk-contrail

Just by Ventious
Rarity by IrisPrismMLP
Magic by siggie740
(copic speedpaint) Rarity in her studio by lauraendy
Rarity's magic by VelvetGala
Rarity by Rarity1232
Rarity by OwlGrandfather
Table-Top Miniature: Rarity by NPCtendo
Rarity Investigates by Sparkdraws
Rarity - Margaery Tyrell Wedding Dress by Libellendrache
Gift: Her Happiest Day by MykeGreywolf
shadow box artsy rarity by robicraft
Fairy Pony by SparklyUni
.:Element of Generosity:. by House-of-Muses12
Rarity Print 1 by eeveeprincess
Celestias makeover by RarityChicMyDear
Rarity by pinkiecitrine
There, There... by TheOwlGoesMoo
Rarity by littlekissette
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Collective Soul - The World I Know
  • Reading: Sonic the Hedgehog comics
  • Watching: Sonic X and Sonic Boom
  • Playing: Sonic the Hedgehog PS3
  • Eating: general tso chicken
  • Drinking: sweet tea
:iconsapphy-chan7: owns Sapphire, :icontwisted-kitsune: owns Arnie :iconjoeyb1001: owns Joey, and :iconkurobafox1412: owns Phoenix
I HOPE YOU GUYS DO NOT MIND FOR THIS STORY SHORT T_T


Spirit is watching Sapphire and Arnie training as they fly around obstacles Tygo made for them, Joey sat by Spirit as well as Phoenix to talk with him.

Spirit: Hey Joey what day is it? I need to update my journal
Joey: February 6
Spirit: Thank you
Phoenix: Hey arch Rival I heard your birthday is March 1st
Spirit: Huh? -surprised- how do you know when my birthday is?
Phoenix? Did you tell me?
Spirit: No, the only ones who know is Sapphire and Arnie
Joey: That is weird
Phoenix: -Thinks how she knew and had a vision of the Phoenix Knights of ancient times celebrating and she opens her eyes confused- call it a lucky guess
Joey: So why do you not tell anyone your birthday?
Spirit: Well I figure it is nothing to be celebrating about, it just another day, and I do not want to trouble people wasting their money and stuff on me -smiles-
Phoenix: That it we are throwing you a party
Joey: I will do the same for you
Spirit: you guys shouldn't but thank you -smiles-
Sapphire: BIG BROTHER GET YOUR TAIL UP AND FLY WITH US!
Arnie: Please Spirit?
Spirit: Ok
Phoenix: happy birthday my arch rival
Joey: Yeah happy birthday Spirit
Spirit: -smiles-....... thanks -teary eyed and he fly with the girls to train-