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1000 POINT GIVEAWAY! HUGE

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 23, 2014, 8:38 AM
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800 POINT GIVEAWAY! - OPEN

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 6:05 PM

Turkey by MikariStarPixel Turkey by Galialay  Hi Everyone! Here's a Turkey Week Giveaway, as promised! ᐛPixel Turkey by GalialayTurkey by MikariStar

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED:  DECEMBER 7TH  


I'm doing a giveaway to help draw some traffic to my page! It's very VERY hard to get ahead on dA, and I really have no other options ;x;'
I am a good artist, so please check out my gallery, I'd really appreciate it! ; ;


Pixel Turkey by GalialayTurkey by MikariStarRULES:Turkey by MikariStarPixel Turkey by Galialay


Favorite this Journal entry! ( +1 Number )
Once you favorite, leave a comment saying you did, and I'll assign you a number!
Please DO NOT  remove your favorite until after the giveaway ends, or you will be disqualified!

Turkey icon by MikariStar

Turkey by MikariStarOPTIONAL BONUS ENTRIES:Turkey by MikariStar


Make a journal advertising the giveaway and link it back here! ( +2 Numbers )
(Polls DO NOT count as journals. Polls are no longer accepted as of this edit.)

Watch me and favorite at least 1 of my deviations! (You must do both.) ( +1 Number )

**If you are a PREVIOUS WATCHER PRIOR TO THIS DATE you get ( +2 Numbers )



**(For those who are already a watcher, you MUST state you were a watcher before this giveaway. Those caught lying in an attempt to cheat will be immediately disqualified and black-listed from any future giveaways.)


Turkey by MikariStarFeel free to ask any questions!Turkey by MikariStar



Turkey by MikariStarTurkey by MikariStarTurkey by MikariStarTHE GIVEAWAY ENDS DECEMBER 7 THTurkey by MikariStarTurkey by MikariStarTurkey by MikariStar


FIRST WINNER WILL RECEIVE 500 POINTS


SECOND WINNER WILL RECEIVE 200 POINTS


THIRD WINNER WILL RECEIVE 100 POINTS




Turkey by MikariStarTurkey by MikariStarIF YOU DO THE OPTIONAL ENTRIES, PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH ONES YOU DID!Turkey by MikariStarTurkey by MikariStar
Failure to do this may end up in skipped entry numbers, and I will not be responsible for that!

Winners will be decided through a random number generator!

YOU MUST SPECIFY WHICH METHODS YOU ENTERED BY: DO NOT PUT "DONE" AND NOTHING ELSE.
IF YOU DO NOT LIST WHAT METHODS YOU ENTERED BY, YOU WILL BE SKIPPED.

Turkey by MikariStar

Turkey by MikariStarI hope this all goes well! Turkey by MikariStar

In the meantime, checkout some of my artwork! ;v;
[Design] Ectoplasm by Solar-ParagonCOM: Kiwi Niwi Reference by Solar-ParagonCOM: Jeigh The Springbok [custom] by Solar-ParagonReed Charmer Zhimatu by Solar-ParagonJungle Shaman [open] by Solar-Paragon
[Design] Wandering Minstrel by Solar-ParagonRemember Me [design] by Solar-ParagonSomber Dusk [design] by Solar-Paragon[Design] Xenocite by Solar-ParagonAmbrosia Zhimatu by Solar-Paragon
COM: Aurora Opal [custom] by Solar-ParagonCOM: Tori The Red Panda [custom] by Solar-ParagonRocket Raccoon Cosplay Zhimatu by Solar-ParagonYCH: Hunter by Solar-ParagonCOM: Wynter Sparks [custom] by Solar-Paragon
Lune Garden Zhimatu by Solar-ParagonCOM: Icy Death Badge by Solar-ParagonCOM: Kiwi Convention Badge by Solar-ParagonCOM: OUiJA The Nightmaren [custom] by Solar-ParagonPCOM: Hats Off To You, Milady by Solar-Paragon


COM: Silver Tiger Laeral [custom] by Solar-ParagonThis is obviously a fruitbat by Solar-ParagonCOM: Skaoi by Solar-ParagonInk Weaver [SOLD] by Solar-ParagonYCH: Painted Radial Busts $10.00 (1/5) OPEN by Solar-Paragon
COM: Nikolas The Chimera [custom] by Solar-ParagonCOM: Kova Chibi Pinup by Solar-Paragon
Feral Somber Dusk [badge] by Solar-Paragon



Interested in commissioning me? Just send me a note! I'll work with any budget, be it points or paypal!
( Ranges From $1.00 To $100.00, feel free to make me an offer for what you want drawn with what you can afford! )
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CUSTOMS:
Paypal Customs List: OPEN (Updated)General rules:
UPDATED NOVEMBER 5TH
MY COMMISSIONS AND CUSTOMS ARE NOW SPLIT JOURNALS.
1. Payment must be up-front. No exceptions.
2. The prices listed are general. They may not apply to your specific custom. Your custom may be cheaper or more expensive, depending on what you want drawn. If you want a true quote, please just note me. I don't bite. uvu
3. All commissioners will receive the full, unwatermarked images of their custom, for their private use. Only the watermarked images may be used by the commissioner..
4. THIS JOURNAL IS NOT FOR GENERAL COMMISSIONS. FOR THOSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://solar-paragon.deviantart.com/journal/Paypal-Commissions-List-OPEN-Slots-3-7-461092471
5. If you have any questions at all, please ask! ouo
6. If your funds are limited, you're free to make me an offer with what you do have.
7. READ MY TERMS OF SERVICE: TOS
8. You may only repost the image given to you that is watermarked. This

COMMISSIONS:
Paypal Commissions: Points For Limited Time OPENGeneral rules:
UPDATED NOVEMBER 5TH
I HAVE OPENED TWO SLOTS FOR MY STANDARD COMMISSIONS THAT CAN BE PURCHASED USING POINTS.
MY COMMISSIONS AND CUSTOMS ARE NOW SPLIT JOURNALS.
1. All Payment will be up-front. No exceptions to this rule.
2. The prices listed are general. They may not apply to your specific commission. Your commission may be cheaper or more expensive, depending on what you want drawn. If you want a true quote, please just note me. I don't bite. o7o
3. All commissioners will receive the full, unwatermarked image(s) of their commission, for their private use, which may not be used publicly.
4. THIS JOURNAL IS NOT FOR CUSTOM DESIGNS. FOR THOSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE: (http://solar-paragon.deviantart.com/journal/Paypal-Customs-List-OPEN-461098110 )
5. If you have any questions at all, please ask! ouo
6. If your funds are limited, you're free to make me an offer with what you do have.
7. READ MY TERMS OF SERVICE:

SPECIALTY/POINT COMMISSIONS:

Specialty Point/USD Discount Commissions OPENPoint commissions are only applicable to certain art types, as follows. Paypal is a buying option for all commission types throughout this specialty journal, and my regular commission journal.
These are Specialty commissions which don't fit in my regular journal. They're discount buying types not readily available from me, and are a bit cheaper than my full-scale artwork.
THESE ARE ALL EXPERIMENTAL STYLES.
My main commissions journal is here: http://fav.me/d7mit87
All rules are still applicable for these.
Just ask if you have a question! ouo
Prices slightly lower for less-detailed characters, just ask if your character applies for a discount!
I have a very fast turn-out time .u.
Once this journal closes, all prices will go up and will not be available at this tier anymore.
USD Buyers will receive a slightly higher-quality image than Points buyers.
Sorry but, I have bills. ono;

PRICES:


1. Simple 600px Icon

200:points: OR $2.00 USD

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6 years on dA: BIG GIVEAWAY

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 22, 2014, 6:36 PM





Hello my dear watchers and visitors!^^

On 23rd November 2008 I joined dA. After 6 years, I experienced so much here and I grew as an artist!
I have so many supporters and I found great friends on dA! :hug:
To celebrate it, I want to do a giveaway! :D
I will give 140 :points: to 6 deviants each, a total of 840 :points:!!
Remember the crowdfunding I once hosted? I decided to give them randomly to several people.

Please read the rules:


:bulletred: Everyone is allowed to take part, no watching needed!


:bulletred: Fave this journal, it's your raffle number! (You can unfave it after winner got announced.)


:bulletred: Write a comment with TAGGING 2 fellow deviants or friends, who you think they might need 140 :points: each! That's it, but you MUST do both! (How to tag right, see below.)


I will pick randomly 2 users, who will win alongside with their 2 tagged friends each! :D


Winner 1 : friend 1 & friend 2 + Winner 2: friend 1 & friend 2 = 6 winners in total.

It means, if you win, your tagged friends will win too! :D
Tagged users are also allowed to enter separately with their own comment and tagged users. Tip: This can incease your winning chances since you can tag back!


How to tag right:
:iconyenni-vu:'s comment:
I tag : iconusername1 : and : iconusername2 :. (Without the spaces.) Alternatively a : devusername : is fine too. (The names have to be clickable.)

Winners will be picked randomly on 30th November 2014 at 11:59 pm (CET/Berlin) and will get a message from me!
Please use this time zone calculator to know if you're still in time!

I will not reply to these postings or else it would look messy.
If I don't reply to your question, it means you will find the answer in this journal, so re-read it.


Good luck and have fun!^^

FAQ, please read before asking:

:bulletred: Huh, I got tagged?

Yes, you've been chosen by a fellow deviant or friend who is ready to share the prize with you, if they win! :)

:bulletred: How do I see my raffle number?

You can search it in the favorite list of this journal, but you don't need to know your number. They are just for me to pick the winners via a random number generator.

:bulletred: Can I tag you, Yenni?

LOL, please don't do it! I really want to give the points to people who need them more than I do!^^
But thank you, though! :hug:

:bulletred: I don't have any friends on dA. Do I still have to tag someone?

I don't believe you don't have anyone you want to share your prize with, unless you're a newbie on dA.
You also can tag artists you admire!^^

:bulletred: I really want to enter, but the chances of winning are so small!

You often heard this: "It's the taking part that counts!" :D
Don't expect to win, so you can't be disappointed! :)
You don't have anything to lose.

:bulletred: I hate giveaways, I'm never lucky!

Never say never! ;)
As I said: Just try it.
By saying giveaways are bad, you make people like me sad who host giveaways. We do this for fun and to make some people happy.

:bulletred: Can we reply to say thank you to the user who tagged us?

Sure! :)
But please avoid long conversations because you should remember I have to look up for the winners later! xD

May be continued.


(CLOSED)Pixel raffle

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 23, 2014, 12:26 PM

:iconbunnyglompplz:
 Bullet; Pink HOW TO JOINBullet; Pink

Just fave this journal

There will be 2 winners both will get a
pixel avatar of their choice

Miikyo by kittysophieHaruka28 by kittysophiePixel commission-lalagilr by kittysophie

The raffle will end in 3 days
goodluck <3 



  • Mood: Joy
  • Reading: Tokyo ghoul
  • Watching: Hunter x hunter (2011)
  • Drinking: Red bull

Artistic Journey Challenge Winners

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:05 PM


Running Towards Improvement by TheK40

All three of our winners had a different take on their personal creative journey. From their experiences learning to avoid roadblocks and detours, to the fight against that which would hinder self-improvement, and through the journey of self-encouragement and growth, all our winners have great advice to anyone out there challenging themselves to create great things through art. Congratulations to the three winners! Share your own story on improving self-development.

Judges' Comments

"Here we have a clear window into this artist's journey. We get to see all the way back to his humble beginnings, struggling with drawing stick figures, up to the point where he's totally nailed line, color, and perspective. With a wonderfully clever and pleasing composition, this piece even gives us the chance to see the artist dodge an obstacle on the way down his creative road."

Judges' Comments

"Wylielise mingles both traditional and digital platforms to create a beautiful marriage of old and new, showing both in technique and illustration that there are many roads you can traverse and several ways to get there on your own artistic journey."

Judges' Comments

"This piece covers various mediums of art and shows how an artist must experiment with a variety of materials throughout their artistic journey. The composition of intricately placed details tells a story most artists can relate to."



DAILY POINTS GIVEAWAY! :D

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 28, 2014, 4:41 AM
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Storytellers of the Future

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 2:02 PM
Storyteller by hyenacub by techgnotic












What kind of new narratives will 21st Century storytellers create for our changing world?







Brain Games host Jason Silva tackled that question in a two-minute video called "Lucid Dreaming," outlining the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) facing 21st Century storytellers. As our relationship to technology evolves, the stories we tell each other will change as well.


It’s always fun to imagine what the future will look like and how we will tell stories in this new world.


Silva used culture writer Erik Davis' description of immersive storytelling, a way to create a sort of lucid dream for the reader or viewer:



Immersive works of art or entertainment are increasingly not content to simply produce a new range of sensations. Instead, they often function as portals into other worlds."


— Erik Davis




Silva also quoted Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray, a scholarly book looking at the future of storytelling. Silva explained how readers and viewers interact with a story:



So powerful is our desire to be immersed that it's not just that we suspend disbelief, but that we actually create belief--using our sophisticated intelligence to reinforce our belief in the story world, rather than to question it. We actively metabolize belief through story ... The narratives of the future have the potential to transform what it means to be human to employ landscapes of the mind and turn subjective experience into a living, breathing painting; a wake-walking dream.”


— Janet H. Murray



Murray's book was published in 1997, but it is still very relevant for readers, viewers and creators. She raised questions that still need to be answered as technology evolves.


Here is an inspiring passage from her book:


I find myself anticipating a new kind of storyteller, one who is half hacker, half bard. The spirit of the hacker is one of the great creative wellsprings of our time, causing the inanimate circuits to sing with ever more individualized and quirky voices; the spirit of the bard is eternal and irreplaceable, telling us what we are doing here and what we mean to one another. I am drawn to imagining a cyberdrama of the future by the same fascination that draws me to the Victorian novel. I see glimmers of a medium that is capacious and broadly expressive, a medium capable of capturing both the hairbreadth movements of individual human consciousness and the colossal crosscurrents of global society.


What do you think? Who are the writers leading this storytelling revolution?


The wonders of narrative immersion possible through new tech advances are truly amazing.  My only worry is that as with every other academic subject our youth are slipping in due to disuse, the intellectual muscles that created the worlds in which we as young readers had suspended disbelief are beginning to atrophy.


Children’s stories, or for that matter stories for any age group, should not rise or fall on how well the illustrators and animators built the backgrounds I see in my 3D virtual reality wraparound glasses.  At a certain point, pure storytelling (great writing) is going to begin becoming just another element in the overall narrative, and with its primacy reduced, become all the weaker and mundane.













Your Thoughts






  1. Have you ever had a favorite novel spoiled by a bad TV or film adaptation?

  2. Have you ever watched a movie before reading the book, only to find the adaptation more exciting and thoughtful and satisfying than anything in the original source material?








Icon raffle - closed

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 4:17 AM
Thanks to everyone who participated :heart:
The winner is # 64 Shaymin-chi , congrats! :huggle:
Please note me with the refernce of your character^^
Sorry, I can't provide you with hte screenshot of random. org, I'm using my bf's computer T n T


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chibi art raffle

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 22, 2014, 10:19 PM


ah so i was tossing up whether to do a raffle or kiriban and decided on a raffle since it's probably going to end first hahaha. 

anyway! i finally have some time to draw and since i haven't been too active until lately i've decided to have a little watcher-appreciation-raffle. so it'll be some kind of chibi, i haven't yet decided yet but here's a good mix of how i draw them below and in my gallery too
Kei-yo by okyihappy easter! by okyirevamp batch 1 by okyi
i'm pretty sure faves are numbered so i'll be using a random number generator to pick out the winner! the rules are pretty simple:
  1. fave the journal
  2. reply below with references of the character you want drawn
  3. i'll update this journal with the winners!
this raffle will last a week starting from now! so thats  from the 23rd of november to the 30th of november
oh please make sure you've faved and commented by the end of the rafflle!
i'll be redrawing if i can't find your reference comment ;----;
the winners will be announced on the 30th so best of luck everyone!

i haven't quite decided how many of these i want to do but there will be at least one winner



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