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I think that sometimes we overestimate what mothers can do and handle. Or perhaps it's just that we don't really realize that they're people until we see them crying in their room. But mothers, no matter how strong they are or claim to be, need support. In a lot of stories, old and new, mothers are seen as strong, almost invincible support systems. They take care of everyone around them, they look for the bright side and they always work to help. Because of that, I think we don't really see just how...overwhelmed they are.

Of course, some mothers are pretty terrible. But the majority, I've found, are just trying their best to become that perfect mother: supportive, kind, loving. And when they make a mistake or even when their kid makes a mistake, they take it a lot harder than others might, because they feel they've let not only that "perfect mother" image down, but also their kids down. I was once talking to my mom about how everyone has a special talent, and she didn't know what hers was. I told her it was being a mother, and I meant it. I honestly think my mom is the best mother I could ever have wished for, but when I told her that, know what she replied with? "Don't say that. Hearing you say that is...amazing, but it also makes me feel really guilty. It just reminds me of all the mistakes I've made, and how often I've let you and your brother down." 

Fudge that. It's because of her mistakes that she's so freaking awesome! :D (Big Grin)

I have no idea why I'm writing this right now. Sweating a little... Honestly this train of thought just rolled into my head, and I felt like sharing it with you guys. 

I suppose the moral of this journal is that: if you and your mom (or dad. Don't forget the dads) ever were to have an argument or if she's having a rough day, remember that she needs support too. Remember to hug her, or do some small task that she normally nags you about. Whenever I notice my mom acting tense and angry, I try to find little things she normally has to do around the house and do them for her, like washing the dishes or taking out the trash. Sometimes it really is the smallest gestures that can make someone's day. :) (Smile)

Just please, be a mother for your mother sometimes. ;) (Wink) They deserve it.

ProjectPorkchop Vol473

Thu Aug 27, 2015, 11:39 AM



ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.




:iconatanasumi:

Cristina is a new member to the community from Spain. She works on a comic called "Upsurge," showcasing panels of this work in her gallery. The comic is done in a striking graphic style, highlighting Cristina's skill with drawing and inking; the panels are creatively composed and will definitely appeal to fans of comic art looking to discover a fun new series. Go check out this gallery and offer a word of encouragement!

Crime scene by AtanaSumiConcerned Adam by AtanaSumi
UpsurgeChapel by AtanaSumiFlower of life by AtanaSumi

Suggested by TinyWild 
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:iconwhimandwonder:

Shannon is a writer and hobbyist from the U.S. working with traditional media. She excels with portraits and drawings of the human figure, capturing an ease and elegance in these pieces that is quite intoxicating, to say nothing of their anatomical correctness and intriguing surreal elements. Color is also used as a bold enhancement, utilizing the bright hues to suggest form, movement and mood in unique ways. A friendly and open deviant, Shannon will welcome your support!

Nubivagant by whimandwonderIt's difficult sometimes. by whimandwonder
it's okay to not be okay by whimandwondertranscend by whimandwonder

Suggested by C-91 
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:icondaviechang24:

A professional digital artist from Taiwan, Koa Yuan's gallery presents an exciting explosion of fantasy art, done in his signature dark palette and glossy rendering style. Scenes are action-packed and detailed with noteworthy atmospheric qualities that elicit compelling interest on the part of the viewer. This is one promising talent you will want to see more of!

Spider Queen by daviechang24Fan art-Streetfighter by daviechang24
Heroes of the storm contest by daviechang243 by daviechang24

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:iconpetrpassek:

Petr is a digital artist from Russia with a fascinating and diverse gallery to enjoy. He uses light and color remarkably, and his brushstrokes create great texture in his paintings. Petr is particularly skilled with creature designs and landscapes, with the latter distinguished by an enchanting fairy tale quality. His character concepts are impressively detailed and possess expressive personalities that would make them worthy additions to any fantasy story. This is a wonderful artist truly deserving of more attention!

Ork by PetrPassekPilgrim by PetrPassek
smithy by PetrPassekZerk(Character for game) by PetrPassek

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:iconmegachrome:

Megachrome is a varied artist from Senegal. His gallery features a wide selection of scenes that show an admirable competency with composition and mood, creating settings that are detailed and present interesting narratives. Megachrome also uses color to great effect, and you should make sure to check out his traditional pieces that explore what looks like an abandoned playground. You won't regret paying a visit to this dedicated artist!

Chrome boy by MegachromeVs final scene by Megachrome
Phoenix by MegachromeVeridicty by Megachrome

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Coding by SimplySilent
Trying something different for fun 

I'm about 110 lamas away from 2000 sta.sh/0170l39j4tmw
so I'm gonna do a Kiriban for the person who gives me my 2000th llama
So send me llamas if u have to already and see if you're the lucky one
winner gets a fullbody coloured sketch


also I'm gonna do a raffle (just cause I want to)
all you have to do is be a watcher of mine and fav this journal
winner gets a fullbody coloured image (ferals/anthros only)

i will ill pick a winner by random number generator in 48hrs from now


ok go and have fun <33 
:iconxxthenovawolfxx:
A hurricane is heading for her town!!!!!!
Pray for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so i decided screw it ill just hold a raffle anyway xD this is my first raffle so im super excited xxx

to recieve a raffle number you must be watching me and fave this journal then comment done 
for a extra number you must share this raffle on a NEW journal entry -please post the thumb in your comment
only 2 numbers per deviant 
the number will be choosen through a random number generator





 prizes : 


  anime half body with background by :iconmeetingmanga: 
anime half body with background by :iconmintycatart:
sketch commission by :iconnuxu:
one coloured full body by :iconccrazyisme:
  anime half body without background by :iconmeetingmanga:
a coloured chibi by :iconinlinverst:



entries:
starsuchi - 22
ThirdheiR  - 23





im looking for deviant artist to donate prizes <33 
prizes donated can be : artwork commisions and or points <3

end date will be decided within the next few hours xx

donators may also participate in the raffle 
 i will try to give you your entry numbers as soon as i can you will recieve them so just be patient

( i am not responsible for any prizes donated but my own please contact the prize giver for information )

Rant

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 26, 2015, 5:08 PM


Note: Im going to curse a lot.

I just listened to someone whine on Instagram that went something along the lines of this: I hate it when I commission someone and they take 4-5 months to get it to me but its already done. Their excuses are "Something came up with my family" or "My scanner stopped working" like I am I supposed to fucking care?

They didnt say this to me. And I seriously want the ability to punch people through the internet. Give them a real black eye.
I have a few things to say about that:
1. Yeah, you better care. Why? Cause thats money you gave them, you know? The green cloth thing that will get you literally everything you need to survive? Yeah that. Respecting how that commissioner works is one trait you better have before even asking for a commission.
2. I say no refunds after Ive started sketching. If I finished a commission and my mom died a few days later, you bet your ass Im not getting on the fucking internet to upload your commission. Suck it the fuck up and wait. Youre still getting the commission. Who cares if its a little late? If you want to bitch about it being late, go ahead. I already informed no refunds, and if YOURE treating ME like shit, I have every right to even decline uploading at all.
3. I take about a month or a little longer to complete commissions. Im sure thats not too bad because - A. Im in college in a month and need to fill out a shitton of paperwork before I get started. B. Im trying to do my own art too so I dont flip shit about how much commissions I have to finish. C. It stresses me out so I need time to breathe - no that doesnt mean time to draw. D. I have a dog. He gets sick too sometimes. He needs to be hourly taken care of - in other words, I NEED TO TAKE HIM OUT SO HE CAN SHIT. E. I have other active family matters that occur quite often. F. Fuck, I can go on forever. Point of this one is: a lot of artists have busy lives. Respect that or dont fucking commission them?
4. MY CINTIQ ISNT WORKING. So I cant do anything about the digital commission I have until its fixed. Its actually supposed to be up and running soon but commissioners also have to respect that our materials are not invincible and when broken, need time to be fixed. But in the meantime, I work on other stuff so Im not just stuck.
5. I can go on for ages about how artists lives can be VERY busy and stressful, just as much as everyone elses can, and being a bitch about it only adds to it. So how about you like, chill, and be happy that theyre completing your commission at all.

If I run into whiny commissioners, Ill have absolutely no issue declining their request for one, and asking them to leave me alone.
Its funny how openly disrespectful someone can be about peoples IMPORTANT LIVES.


. Project Atlas .

let me draw ur oc dying

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 26, 2015, 6:18 PM
oKAY BEFORE YOU THINK I'M A FR EAK HEAR ME OUT I-
i rlly wanna draw gore since i haven't for a while and i thought it'd be fun
i had a cool idea-

okay so most people know this song //or not idk around Halloween people make vids to this/

[link]

and i was wanting to do one too but in my own version //i might cut out bits of the song or use my characters as fillers)

it'd be a PMV of sorts (picture music video, not animated bc i fail but i might try on some pics)

it might be done by Halloween (a few months away bc i'm slow with stuff and i want it to look good RIP)
OR it might be done early depending on how much i work on it
i'm not definite on the style i'm gonna use but probably something similar to this
Your Bridges Are Burning And The Tables Are Turnin by Draghanell
(shading/some highlights but not many/etc) but i'd use a texture over it and make the overall drawing/video be dark and grimey looking
to make it spoopy B'^)

SO
you link me a character you want in the video
i'd draw your character dying the way it's sung in the song (bonus points if your character has the same name/actually dies that way in their backstory A++)
most drawings will have a background of some kind, as i need to practice on them
so it's a win/win either way tbh

here are the spots (letters??)
just comment below to claim a letter (some of them i chose oops)
no humans please
if you comment without adding what letter i'll probably choose someone else (your oc will still make a cameo!)

A is for Amber who drowned in a pool (alliegator99)
B is for Billy was eaten by ghouls (quardiian)
C is for Curt with disease in the brain (Foxbunni)
D is for Daniel derailed on a train (DesteryZombieBunny)
E is for Eric who's buried alive (illegaI)
F is for Frank who was stabbed through the eye (technoliqhts)
G is for Greg who died in the womb (leosbi) (TBH THIS ONE SEEMS ODD LOL)
H is for Heather who was sealed in a tomb (starconsumer)
I is for Isaac who lost his front brakes (foxlore)
J is for Johnny, was bitten by snakes (legitimate-fries)
K is for Kimmy was shot in the head (Mine, Drag)
L is for Larry who bled and bled (EmpoweredHades6)
M's for Marie who was burned to a crisp (guroshark)
N is for Nick who was pummeled by fists (Mine, Liie)
O is for Olive who lived life too fast (baequaza)
P is for Pat who swallowed some glass (golbats)
Q is for Quentin who took the wrong trail (Midnightflaze)
R is for Raina who rotted in jail (Grass-Whistle)
S is for Steve who was shot by a bow (ZeroPercentLove)
T is for Tory who froze in the snow (Kainaa)
U is for Urich who was trampled by hooves (tumblingwords)
V is for Vanessa who fell off a roof (araitee)
W is for Will who was hit by a car (Mine, Verloren)
X is for Xavier who sunk in the tar (pillpotion)
Y is Yessy who fell from a plane (madispazz)
Z is for Zack who simply went insane (Mine, RAVV)

I MIGHT NEED SOME EXTRA CHARACTERS AS FILLERS IF I DON'T USE MINE
SO IF YOU DIDN'T CLAIM A LETTER OR SOMEONE ASKED BEFORE YOU
I MIGHT ADD YOUR OC IN AS A FILLER IN THE BACKGROUND OR SOMEWHERE//

*EDIT*
that was fast omg
anyone claiming a spot/linking a character now will make cameos in backgrounds and other parts of the song//
v u v

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Heeeeeeeeeeey, so guess who decided to bring their PC with them to college this time? XD


Guess I will be drawing digital/colored stuff still! Still not sure how frequently I'll be able to update but yay! Let me know if you still want me to do some sketches and stuff for you guys to color like last school year XD
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Yoncé by Beyoncé
So I decided to have some fun with the first week of school and want to host a contest! The winner will receive a $50 cash prize (also available in points).

RULES

1. Pick one of my OCs to draw.
2. Perks given if my OC is interacting with one of yours, or if you draw more than one of my OCs in the same drawing!
3. Effort must be given! I will not consider quick sketches as possible winners.
4. Must be colored.
5. If submitting a taken picture, it must be good quality.
6. Can be pixelated, animated, or just a regular drawing.
7. Paste a link of your drawing in the comments of this journal HERE.
8. You may enter as many times as you like before the deadline.
9. If you spread the word by posting this journal on your own, and sending me the link, you'll be automatically entered to win a prize of me drawing one of your own OCs!
10. You do not need to be watching me to enter. :)

DEADLINE

All entries must be submitted in the comment section of this journal by Saturday, September 5th at 11:59 PM. Late entries will not be accepted. Sorry. A winner will be announced on Sunday, September 6th.

PRIZES

The winner will receive a $50 cash prize (also available in points) and a free custom Gemisus pony! Spreading the word by posting this journal in your own and sending me the link will automatically enter you to win a prize of me drawing one of YOUR own OCs!
I just want you ALL to know that you're all amazing, and I'm not just saying that!

You're all original, and you're all very special and amazing because you're you. If you're depressed, please don't give up just yet. There's always good after the bad, no matter how bad the bad may be. 

I hope you guys have an awesome day, and please feel better if you're sad or sick!