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CINTIQ CONTEST IS ON!

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 2:45 PM
YES GUYS IT’S TIME!



WIN A WACOM CINTIQ 12WX! + A Digital Painting of your choice and 2,000 points!
Click HERE for more info about the tablet!


THEME: Draw one of Skailla’s Characters in a scene/situation!


You can choose ANY character from ANY Story! Pick the stories below or from my gallery!  


RULES:


:bulletorange: The Entry must be sent to me by NOTE otherwise I might not see it!
:bulletorange: You can do as many entries as you like!
:bulletorange: This is a drawing contest only, but the drawing can be followed by a description/story.
:bulletorange: There must be at least one official character in your drawing.
:bulletorange: Any media and form of drawing is accepted:  Animations, comics, paintings, digital, traditional. 3D modelling is also welcome. It’s up to you!
:bulletorange: No explicitly sexual themes.
:bulletorange: No stealing, it must be original work, created by you.
:bulletorange: HAVE FUN!!!



Now… to the best part :heart:

THE PRIZES:


:bulletorange: 1st PLACE
- One Wacom Cintiq 12WX! :wow:
- A complete digital painting of your choice!
Ex. I Hoped It Would Be You by Skailla
And + 2,000 points! :points:
If the winner doesn't want the Cintiq, it'll be passed on to the second place and so on.

:bulletorange: 2nd PLACE
- One digital painting with a simple background of your choice!
 Ex.  Hope by Skailla
And + 1,000 points! :points:

:bulletorange: 3rd PLACE
One digital sketch of your choice! Ex.
+ 700 points! :points:


Other places also win prizes!

:bulletorange: 4th Place + 500 points! :points:
:bulletorange: 5th Place + 400 points! :points:
:bulletorange: 6th Place + 300 points! :points:
:bulletorange: 7th Place + 200 points! :points:
:bulletorange: 8th Place + 90 points! :points:
:bulletorange: 9th Place + 80 points! :points:


Guys, this is a fat contest and you got a huge chance of winning! :la:

DEADLINE IS ON 1rst SEPTEMBER! But don't leave it to the end! ;)



I thank you in advance for participating, and GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

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Celebrating Deviousness - July 2015

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:00 AM
Img-00 by marioluevanos












In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.









Introducing DestinyBlue






:icondestinyblue:


“It's probably a true to say I would not be a professional artist were it not for DeviantArt. When I joined the site 11 years ago I didn't want to be an artist, I just wanted to draw; I never imagined this place would help carve my career in art. But then I never expected a lot of what happened to me to happen. My early works were filled with fantasy, but art grew to be more than just a creative outlet for me, it grew to be an emotional one. As times got darker so did my work, drawing gave me a channel to explore and express my feelings, and through DeviantArt, I could connect, and it's been these personal connections, to thousands of people, often thousands of miles away, which have been most important to me.




Recently I opened up about my struggles with mental health, and the community has been unbelievably supportive. I consider DeviantArt my home on the internet, and the only reason a place is a home and not a house is because of family. It's the family here who I treasure, the people who I laugh with, share with, and who are always there to lend support when needed.


It's touching to think that the site which has nurtured me so much, considers I've given something back to it in return. Without DeviantArt I could draw, but with DeviantArt I could become an Artist. So thank you, for the award, and everything.


Peace, Love and Crowns.”
















July 2015

Deviousness Award Winner







DestinyBlue is one of DeviantArt's most recognized and beloved artists. She is a long-term deviant who regularly pours her heart and soul into the community, and spends much of her time each day leaving thoughtful, helpful comments for other artists on their work. In addition to the kindness and energy she puts forth into the community, her art is instantly recognizable, covering a variety of themes that any viewer can appreciate and connect with. It is our pleasure to name DestinyBlue the recepient of the Deviousness Award for July 2015.










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DestinyBlue can be described as nothing less than extraordinary. Her art is astounding, but even more astounding is the flawless depth of its meaning. She extends her heart to people who have experienced all degrees of hardship, and expresses their strenuosity in a way that can be understood by those who haven’t. Incredibly, Blue is a master of both language and art. She’s an iridescent guide and inspiration to artists and non-artists alike.However, more than all of this Blue is a person, a real and approachable person.


For those who have met her at conventions, you will know that your love for her art was reinforced by the smile she greeted you with. Her love and support for her fans is undeniable, and for this Blue is more than deserving of this Deviousness Award.






DestinyBlue brings a sense of magic and surrealism to her work but at the same time it's both very beautiful and emotional. With many of DestinyBlue's works you can definitely feel a relation to the emotions depicted in the work.






DestinyBlue is an amazing artist and inspiration, her attitude towards her fans and the community has always been outstandingly positive and welcoming. Her glowing artwork has always captured many emotions from dealing with self-image to loving the beauty in the world which reaches out and speaks to so many, including myself; one her latest pieces for example "depression" she speaks out about her own battles and struggles which I believe connects her even more to her fans and audience on such a personal and emotional level. It is without a doubt how deserving she is of this honor.









DestinyBlue has been one of the most wonderful people I've had the pleasure to meet via the internet and then magically in real life. (Good old London comic con!) :Aww: Her history is so inspiring and the fact she's been open to the public about her past struggles is so amazing. She's told us how struggling in life can lead to great things and you really can achieve your dreams if you work hard an believe in yourself. :Star: To say DestinyBlue's art is good... would be an understatement. Her art is SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOSIOUS. :dummy: Her drawings are just superb, her colouring is beautiful and the messages within each piece of art is just wonderful. :heart: Some of her drawings really touched my heart. She knows just how to portray feelings into her art which makes her gallery so much fun to view. I believe she deserves all the love on DA because she really is such a lovely girl. :Hug: I wish her nothing but the best in life and hope to see her again in the future to purchase more of her wonderful art!






DestinyBlue is a long time deviant with a tremendous influence in the digital art community! Her distinctly beautiful painting style and emotionally relatable works have earned her tens of thousands of fans and her passion for working with people has made her a role model for her fellow artists. She definitely deserves the recognition!





DestinyBlue has a very distinctive style of art. One look at her artwork and you know it's hers. The colors are beautiful, soft and it is just simply beautiful.










DestinyBlue is definitely someone who deserves this Deviousness award, a truly wonderful artist with a heart of gold. She really brings people together on DeviantArt with her thought provoking and heartfelt art that speaks volumes where words fail. A long time member of DeviantArt she inspires and lifts many artists both online and at conventions with her enthusiasm and dedication, including myself!






Ohhh my goodness! DestinyBlue is one of those artists whose work installs directly into your heart! Her use of colors and light are her signature, but also the emotions she makes the viewers feel from the very first second we look at her pieces of amazing artworks. She is absolutely inspiring, and I admire her profoundly for sharing her heart with all of us, since the stories her works show are all about her, about her struggles, about her beautiful heart! She’s beloved around here! She gives a lot to the whole community through not only the inspirational artworks, but also through all her conventions! She gives opportunities to other people, and that is AMAZING of her! Her sweet disposition makes her unique, a one-of-a-kind human being!!! And I couldn’t be happier to see her getting this Award!!! Congratulations my sweet dear DestinyBlue, you SO deserve this!






DestinyBlue is one of those unique people that can convey a very strong message without even using words. The art she makes isn't only stunning on a technical level, but every single one of her artworks carries a strong underlying message. She isn't just a person that makes art, she expresses herself in it. She shows the courage to not only talk about the beautiful things in life, but also about the darker and more confusing stuff that happens to all of us when we are busy figuring life out. Many of her artworks evoke discussions, in which she gladly takes part. To me, her artworks embody a shining light of hope.









I have been hooked on DestinyBlue's gallery for a long while now. It has been a treat seeing her progression over the past several years. Each piece of art she turns out still amazes me. Her emotional concepts and use of vibrant colors and light are her signature style, and it makes her work easily recognizable. Each of her works tell a story. She goes above and beyond for her fans. She attends a lot of conventions around the world to touch base with so many people and to spread the love of art. Blue is an easily approachable person and an all-around sweetheart.






I really love DestinyBlue's artwork a lot; loads of colors and a unique style that's stands out. I've watched her for a long time, and I still love the artworks she's made. Congrats to her!






Not only is Miss Blue's artwork stunning and poignant, but she is also one of the most lovely people I have ever met. I met her at my first convention, and since then every time I have met her not only has she been lovely to me, but every single one of her fans. She has time for everyone, she listens to their stories and always has time for the people she sees.

She draws from the heart and her artwork — its colours, its themes and its messages — encapsulates her own feelings, while also making something that speaks deeply to her audience. She builds a feeling of unity and understanding with her audience; that someone else knows what they are going through, creating stunning artwork while giving those feelings a physical form for people to identify with.
















Congratulations to DestinyBlue!


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Angry AJ by masemj
"THIS AIN'T MAH HEADCANON!"






Applejack - That doesn't look right! by RedPandaPony
"What in the Sam heck're these writers doin'?"

AJ Face by liamwhite1
"Ah could write these characters so much better."















That's what I do when I'm not nervous by Dasprid by grievousfanWhat The Hay?! by EMedina13
:iconpink-hplz::iconpink-aplz::iconemptyspaceplz::iconpink-hplz::iconpink-aplz::iconpink-exclamationmark::iconpink-exclamationmark:


Hee Hee! Cupcakes  by Soren-the-Owl_edit by grievousfan:iconemptyspaceplz:AJ's Gettin Real Tired o'Yer Horseapples-Drewdini by grievousfan
:iconpink-hplz::iconpink-aplz::iconpink-exclamationmark:.......HAHA....heh..."


There's a what behind me by RedPandaPony by grievousfan:iconemptyspaceplz:AJ's Gettin Real Tired o'Yer Horseapples-Drewdini by grievousfan



Make the time. by Schmuzart
"Hush up and enjoy the show."





Whenever people start bitching about the ponies being "out of character" in the show I just LOL internally. Even more when these same people bitch about the ponies being OOC in fan-made comics.

Like...maybe I'm in the minority here, but I trust the creators of the show to know these characters well enough to portray them "properly". Especially considering that they've been working with them for...what, 102 episodes now?

:shrug:


............I don't know, fans taking cartoon ponies way too seriously is just funny to me :lol:




and oh, the shipping wars. That whole thing I can sum up in one picture;

pixel icon commissions [open]

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 30, 2015, 8:40 PM


Please read my read my terms of service and  slot info before considering ordering a commission. They're super important!!


Currently I have 3 icon styles available, sorry for the lack of samples with the first two hopefully I'll have some pixel head icons up today. The base prices are included below with the level of animation in brackets. Prices will vary depending on complexity and additional animations.

cake box start at $15 (blinking) and $12 (non-animated)
(50x50px icon: a cute little animal cake box inspired by your oc)
Oswald by okyi
pixel head icons start at $21 (no animation)
(a headshot icon of your oc: samples pending - preview below)
Ossie by okyi

dollies start at $23 (blinking or no animation)
(50x50px icon)
Prince-fatso by okyiSheepily2 by okyiCrownwaltz by okyiPieology1 by okyiArichana by okyiAariesa by okyi


Form
Same as before, heres a form you can use as a guide or just copy and paste to make sure you haven't left out any required information! 
style: cross legged, dollies, sitting etc
references: put your references here, either links or thumbnails
paypal email address: put the paypal you will be paying from
animation: please specify what animation you would like, if not it will be blinking/bobbing
additional info: any extra details you would like to add go here

I will be going through the notes in chronological order (reading the ones sent first). But I can only consider orders with all the information included. So even if you have sent a note first but you haven't got all the info, that slot can be taken by someone who has sent a later note but has included everything!!!! 

Upon sending me a request you have acknowledged that you have read and are in compliance with the terms of service.



CSS made by TwiggyTeeluck
A couple people have asked about my reaction to the Supreme Court Rulings so I though I'd make a post about it. I'm not going to be getting into any debates or arguments becuase I simply don't have the time.  This is just my two cents.

For some reason, I don't feel terribly worried about the fate of Christians. For me it's an opportunity to stand firm because the Bible says count it on joy when we encounter challenges like these. God is going to use it mature, unify and purify the church. He is going to separate real believers from false ones too like separating oil from water.

I'm very clear on Facebook about my position but my pro-gay friends still talk to me sooo, seems they respect my position. I've known some of them for years and I doubt politics would easily get in the way.

I however, still mentally prepare myself for the loss of friends and family through disagreement. It's just a reality we deal with living in this world and standing firm for Jesus our High Priest. Jesus said the truth will separate and divide sometimes. I know they will even use this issue as a litmus test to try and blacklist people economically and in the job market, thus resulting in a attack on our property and finances. It has already happened to Hobby Lobby and several bakeries.

What do you do? We fast and we pray like always. We are in the world but not of it. The world has nothing I want; by now God cut a lot of its strings off me. The only thing keeping me here is whatever mission YHWH has for me and the people I care about, otherwise I'd love to go Home.

They gay thing is a blown up lie and spiritual prison for people and the spirit of Jezebel is behind it. I pray for God to rescue these people and the children that are involved. He loves them and is so concerned for them. Christians must not be contentious but react in a Christ like manner. Don't get defensive because Jesus is your advocate and defender. This requires staying full of God's Word and in step with the Holy Spirit.

We also need to be sure to protect our kids and ground them with truth in light of the brainwashing that will be imposed on the youth like the X-rated sex ED to strip away the bit of innocence they have left. Also to resist the dumbing down of education that attempts to dull their ability to think critically.

We as the church need to clean our house and get it in order because we will need to be there to help pick up the broken lives that these lawless rulings will cause. Just prepare yourself, don't be afraid, and cleave even closer to Christ. Take back our job from the government concerning caring for the sick and needy, educating others, and building them up according to the high value Jesus Christ has for them.  The church was the one founding all the schools, hospitals, clinics, and disaster relief.  Why do you think so many hospitals have "St. This or That" as the name, Red Cross, Salvation Army, and all the Universities started out as seminaries for pastors? We need to wake up and take our jobs back.

You have to seek him yourself and ask him for wisdom to face these times. At the end of the day, this is no different from what the prophets of the past faced. :-) (Smile)

I hope the church continues to form consistent prayers meetings and pray with true concern and urgency. My prayer is that God knits us together closer than ever before and expand our capacity for justice, freedom, righteousness and compassion. That we will be hospitable and welcoming without compromise. The church also needs to repent and turn from its own sins so that we will be worthy of the call.
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This made my day guys. This . made. my .day.

Gemigon MYO Contest [OPEN]

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 1, 2015, 2:21 PM

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heeey happy gemigon july everyone ;3c




Deadline
July 17th 12:00 PM MT

Judges:
 :iconcatdoq: :iconhyena-vomit: :iconkinqsaber: :iconipheline:

How to Enter:
- Read everything on the gemigon site.
- Draw a full picture of your gemigon - it can be traditional or digital!
- Make a journal or poll with a link to this journal.
- Submit your entry to the group in the folder "MYO Contest 2015".

Entry Rules:
- You can make two entries (only one can win).
- All designs won from this contest can only be traded, not sold. Runner up designs can be sold for 10$/1000:points:.
- If you dont win you can change the species of your design and keep it, or save it for future MYO events (though there won't be many).
- Anyone can enter except judges, even if you already have a gemgion.

Design Rules:
- Common and uncommon traits are allowed. All traits can be found on the gemigon website under "Anatomy and Traits".
- Remember that the inside of the ears/nose, the eyes, and the mouth/teeth must all look similar to the gem. Also, sclera ('whites' of the eyes) must be colored and cannot be pure black or white.
- Some accessories are allowed, some are not; please ask before giving your gemigon any accessories.
- Only standard gemigons are allowed for this contest, not runts/windrunners/brutes.
- Changes can be made to your design up until the deadline.

Winners:
- There will be four winners who get to keep their design for free. Each judge will pick one winner.
- There will be four runner ups who can keep their design for 10$/1000:points:. Four more will be added if the contest has more than thirty entries.


FAQ:
Feel free to ask me if you have any questions or need some help!




believe in steven ☆

LADY's Kuroshitsuji Plushie Giveaway

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 1, 2015, 11:13 AM

Summer's here!!



So you know what that means...

Black Butler (The trio are relieved) [V1] Black Butler (The trio are relieved) [V1] Black Butler (The trio are relieved) [V1] 

It's time for my Fourth Annual
Kuroshitsuji Mini Plushie Giveaway!!



I'm going to be giving away FOUR custom made Mini Plushies (8-9 inches tall~) of any character from the Kuroshitsuji series, open to all fans!!

All you have to do to enter is:


~Comment~


on this journal (you can fav/watch if you want, but it's not required <3) and tell me who your favorite character is. Feel free to share why, as well!!

In turn, you will be numbered for the raffle. <3


Once the contest closes, 4 numbers will be selected randomly and they'll get to have a Mini Plushie of the character they named, in whatever outfit they choose.

I will also pay for them to be shipped small heart - black 


Since this is a summer giveaway, I'll be leaving this open until the season starts to come to a close on AUGUST 31st. Any other entries after that date won't count.

If you have any questions, just let me know~


Good luck, and have fun!!
Sebastian Michaelis (Hawt look) [V1] 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

RULES



*ONE comment/entry per person; any multiple comments will automatically disqualify you from this giveaway, and future ones as well. ^^

*Name your favorite Kuroshitsuji character. You can tell me why you love them; I enjoy reading your answers. o3o la 

*All participants will be accounted for by numbers, and randomly drawn~


**NOTE** Winners will have the chance to pick the costume their plushie will be dressed in (doesn't have to be canon, either~ Any outfit will work~~)



Prize!! Chibi Plushie Street Wear Undertaker by ThePlushieLady Mini Plushie Prize!! Drocell Keinz by ThePlushieLady

Mini Plushie, Tutor Sebastian Michaelis by ThePlushieLady

Book of Circus Chibi Plushies by ThePlushieLady

Commission, Mini Plushie Robin Ciel by ThePlushieLady   Commission, Mini Plushie White Rabbit Sebastian by ThePlushieLady

Mini Plushie, Weston Undertaker by ThePlushieLady

Mini Plushie, Lord Aleister Chamber by ThePlushieLady Commission, Mini Plushie Alois Trancy by ThePlushieLady
Commission, Mini Plushie Meyrin by ThePlushieLady




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  • Listening to: Sirius/XM Chill (Ch. 53)
  • Watching: The temperature rising :0

feature June

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 30, 2015, 11:24 PM
  • Mood: Joy
It´s time for the event of the month July! As many of your wished it´s a MYO event!

one day a barrow arrived in the secret post office.
Rats running around, the wheels are broken and the horse is haggard. The barrow stands in the entrance hall of our office: Old, rotten and dirty. Yellowed banner with washed-out emblems hide the inside..
Some sad noises come out of it, whimpers, tears...
Inside of the barrow sits a sad looking japanese Maildog between some destroyed packages...
The packages were maybe bright colored in the glorious past and all of them have a sticker on it...
And because Shiki, our Maildog mascot, cannot wait, he opened the package some days
ago:

He tried to explain the myo progress to you here:
MYO ProgressShiki opened the package for the next event although he should wait until the 1st July!
It was forbidden, but now he knows what the next event is going to be and he want to explain something to you:
Hello, I´m Shiki! I hope everyone of the Secret Post Office knows me, I´m the mascot of the group!
I looked into the new package and saw something very interesting: The next event will be a MYO contest! I cannot tell you the theme, but I´ll try to explain how Maildogs and Mailcats are made, so you can make one in the next event! I´m not very good in drawing, but I´ll give my best :D
The progress of making is not the same like in the old days. Maybe you know that I was the first created Maildog? Well, Tjikaja, one of our gods, destroyed all post offices with her fire, but through this fire and burned letters, the models of the Maildogs were created. Colori, another god, found them and glued a stamp on their bottom. A blue flame appeared and the model transformed into

but not only the things for making a Maildog were inside the package, no, there´re three pieces of paper too! It looks like the circus of our founded Maildog was looking for some new Maildogs and Mailcats for joining their party. Now the Theater Maildog is alone, but I think he needs some friends! So here is your chance of helping. Look at the pieces of paper, the wanted letters, and try to help our little Theater Maildog!
You can participate in all three types of this contest, but you can win just in one of them!
Type 1: Artistes

Type 2: managers

Type 3: poets

as you see: every type has some rules you have to follow! Mailcats with scroll tails are not allowed in any part of this contest, because they´re limited to 2 and both have a new home. Scoll tails are just allowed for poets, post mail bags and computer mouse for artisted, managers can have computer mouse tail or a drift bottle tail. Artistes and managers can be a Maildog or a Mailcat, but poets are just Maildogs!
For enetering this contest you have to be member of :iconsecret-post-office:
SUbmit your entry into this folder:

secret-post-office.deviantart.…
Please follow the rules of this contest. If you have questions, please ask because if you break a rule, you´re entry will not be accepted.
after the contest you´ll be able to buy your design (just one for each participant can be bought!), price depending on the type:
Artistes: 500 points
Managers: 700 points
Poets: 1000 points

Deadline: 30th July
  • Listening to: the voice in my head