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Wed Oct 22, 2014, 8:20 PM

I hit 4000 watchers you guys!!!! 8D You know what that means? A giveaway, of course!! Heehee~!!!!! I will be splitting and giving away 4000 points to 12 lucky winners! <333333


-YOU MUST favourite the journal.
-YOU MUST NOT tell me you entered or your 'done', ect in the comments, it's annoying ;^;
-IT'S OPTIONAL, but if you make a journal or poll advertising the giveaway, and comment it below, you get an extra entry!

The awards go in this order:

1st - 1300pts
2nd - 900pts
3rd - 700pts
4th - 400pts
5th - 200pts
6th - 100pts
7th - 100pts
8th - 100pts
9th - 50pts
10th - 50pts
11th - 50pts
12th - 50pts

-Yes! It is possible for you to win more than one award, though unlikely TTvTT
-You don't need to be watching me, though I'd greatly appreciate it ;v; <3
-The giveaway ends on Tuesday 28th of October, at 6pm GMT, at which point I will pick the winners using
-If you comment with an advertising journal/poll, I will reply with a number. This is me marking the comment so I can find it easily later (I will be away for a few days between now and the deadline so might not respond immediately).
-Don't be offended if I hide your 'congrats' comment, it's for neatness, so I can get to the journal/poll comments easier TTvTT;

  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Coldplay
  • Watching: The new FNAF 2 trailer!

After reading through the comments in my previous journal, I feel the need to clarify a couple of things.

First: Tracing. Does. Not. Help. You. Improve. Your. Art.
Never has, never will and you’re kidding yourself if you think otherwise.
Second: Emulation is not tracing. People seem to be having trouble telling the difference.

Tracing does not teach you anything because all you’re doing is copying the line work of an existing image. All the real work has already been done. You’re not learning how the image is constructed or discovering for yourself how to use your drawing tools to create the desired effect. You’d be better off just outright copy/pasting the base image and saving yourself the time.
Emulation on the other hand, be it simply trying to recreate an existing image by eye or (even better) going all out and trying to adopt an existing style, does improve your method. By “reverse engineering” an image, you work out how it was created and gain an understanding of how to create the same effect again, or even improve upon it. Assimilating and adapting this knowledge into a method that feels natural for you is a good foundation/support to your own personal style.

I can't believe it's been a whole year since I've updated my journal! Sorry for being so out of touch. As usual, my lame excuse is that I'm busy - but for a not-lame reason, at least. If you haven't already heard, I'm directing my first feature film. Its an animated comedy based on the myth of Medusa. We're in the early phases of development at Sony Pictures Animation, and I'm in a daily state of shock and gratitude for the opportunity.

But that's not why I'm posting!

Ironically, and embarrassingly, the very last journal I posted - a whole year ago - was to announce the same thing. My pals at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, CA are holding their annual fundraiser on Oct. 25 from 4-7 and I'd like to extend an invitation to all my DA friends!

And just like last year, I'll be there to chat and sign stuff. So bring your MLP or Powerpuff goodies that are in need of a name scribbled on them! You can purchase tickets here. Please spread the word!

This small zoo offers a chance to see many exotic animals up close and much more personal than your average zoo. And at fundraisers like the Safari Social, you get the special opportunity to actually interact with many of these animals! You can pet a fennec fox, feed a porcupine or meet a sloth! Plus, My Little Pony fans will get to see the special animals named for MLP characters Angel and Tank! To see the kinds of animals you'll get to see, click here.

Those who've been following me for the last few years may know what WLC is all about, but in case you don't, here's my little spiel:

The Wildlife Learning Center  in Sylmar cares for a few dozen wild and exotic animals and treats them as "ambassadors" to help teach the public about wildlife conservation. What is so wonderful about WLC, is that many of the animals in there care are rescues. Many were illegally kept as pets and were either turned over or turned in to WLC for proper care. Others were animals born in the wild, but injury or acclimation to humans kept them from being able to survive in their natural habitats. Still others were exotic pets who grew too large or otherwise difficult to care for by their original owners. Without WLC, all of these rescued animals would be seriously ill or dead.

As a non-profit organization, WLC relies on the public to raise the funds they need to give these amazing animals the care they need, from proper nutrition and habitats to the best veterinary care. Coming for a visit will not only be fun, it will be for a good cause!

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I'm taking a while off from DeviantArt and the internet to have more time for real life, art and Emion.

There has been a lot of stuff going on lately. I don't feel the need to elaborate on everything. But I've been feeling hugely uninspired. While it's arguable that the online community serves a huge inspiration and it's uplifting to get support of many, it also comes with expectations and pressure -- which I can unfortunately not deal with very well. I lately found back an old saved file from a forum that I posted my fiction on years ago. While it didn't have so many followers, I miss the in depth support and the way people were into the project... and much more the way I was into the project. It made me realize I haven't been feeling that inspired for a long time. 

So I wish you a good time.
See you around somewhere in 2015

PS; the points-feature thing will still run. I'll have a friend checking & updating that for me on a regular basis.
NOTICE: You need to favorite this journal as well in order to enter (that is how I will determine your number rather than replying to your comment with a given number) You can unfave the journal after it closes.

Giveaway/raffle for the old designs that didn't sell ;v;

FREE ones please comment below to claim,
RAFFLE ones, please comment below with the number you want and favorite this journal!
(Raffle is only for watchers only, new watchers welcomed!)

ADPT 02 [reduced/open] by natsuon (comment on this journal to claim, first come first serve)

B1. ADPT 33 [open] by natsuon  (Sorry his anatomy is so off OTL will edit before winners are chosen)
B2 (left) & B3 (right) Adpt 26 by natsuon (Will be colored soon)

Nokorimono - girls by natsuon
Red: G1
Demon: G2
Pink: G3
Blue: G4
You may enter for ONE BOY AND ONE GIRL (you will only win one)
So if you don't want a girl (or boy) just enter for one
Winners will be chosen using! [7 winners will be chosen]
Raffle and free adopts CANNOT be resold or traded! If you don't want them, you can give them away for free (please let me know who the new owner is)


Thank you for looking! :iconpapmingplz:
so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokes

i mean even the damn voice!

The Avengers Age of Ultron 67851 by nebezial

This is my 14th giveaway And :iconpaa-kun:"s 5th giveaway .

We Both :iconashish-kumar: And :iconpaa-kun: have opened this giveaway together.

There will be :-

Bullet; Green Two 100 Points Winners

Bullet; Blue Four 50 Points Winners

:bulletpink:Four 25 Points Winners

Want to Enter read the rules below?

1.Fav+ this journal (This will be your number)

2.Watch all these deviants below :-

:iconvolkswaqenbeetle: :iconchevr0let-camar0: :iconanne1956:

3.Comment DONE.

Yep you are now done just wait till the results are announced.

Bullet; Red Watch us if you like our work :iconashish-kumar: :iconpaa-kun:

Winner will be selected from

Open till midnight of 27th October.

  • Mood: Caring

1k+ Watchers // Halloween Raffle

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 22, 2014, 3:03 PM

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Tiny Heart Emoticon by Gasara Amagad, I can't believe I hit 1k watchers. I actually hit this a little while ago but you all are so awesome ;o; <33 I appreciate you all very much !!

Tiny Heart Emoticon by Gasara I want to have the chance and give back to all of you so I've decided to do a raffle. (my very first so bare with me please) :D 

Star Emote by Gasara How to Join

- Be my watcher, new watchers are welcome!
- Fav this journal

Star Emote by Gasara How to Get One More Number

Make a new poll or journal advertising of this raffle/journal and then link it in a comment in this journal
- All bonus #'s will be assigned at the end of the raffle continuing from the # of favs this journal gets
- People with additional #'s can only win once

** More winners will be added if a lot of people end up joining **

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Winner #1 free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy

- 1 month premium membership or 396 points
- 1 Colored Chibi or Anime sketch headshot

free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy Winner #2 free Bullet : yellow star by pastel-paintbrushy

- 150 points
-  1 Chibi Sketch

Art Examples:

[ CE ] MYO KimonoFish Entry by Anzuchi
[r] Color Sketch Dump by Anzuchi
[ r ] Chibi Sketches by Anzuchi

Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara END DATE Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara

Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara October 30th at 7pm PST Ghost Mini Pixel by Gasara

Good luck to everyone entering~

i have exactly one serious bone in my body

and even that is broken!

Deadline: 31 October!!

yeshh i promised to open an art raffle and i did it yaay ^q^
i would like to say thank you again because all of your support amg/// :iconpapmingplz:

there will be two winners! each will get:
Bullet; Red 1st winner : 1 digital sketch
/////// by SakuranoKarenkissuuu/// by SakuranoKaren
Bullet; Red 2nd winner : 1 traditional sketch
meh by SakuranoKarenhaisesketch by SakuranoKaren

and you'll either get a halfbody/ thighup/ even fullbody , but it depends on my mood Llama Emoji 25 (Mah Sexy Cheeks) [V2] 

How To Enter:

1. Favorite this journal and be a watcher!
2. Make a link of this journal by using a poll or journal then comment it here (optional)
3. Done! then i'll choose the winners using the 8DD

OKAY THAT'S ALL///// GOOD LUCK EVERYONEEE :iconbrohugplz: :iconbrohugplz: