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Like cute animals? Like fighting? Um, WHO DOESN'T??? Come SEPT 21 my pals at Mane6 and I will be starting a crowdfund to get such a fighting game up and running!

Backstory: Mane6 is a group of talented artists and animators who put much love into a fighting game (based on some cartoon ponies you may know) that they intended to release for free on the internet. Though the were totally transparent over the two years they were creating it, alas, the IP owners asserted their trademark rights (as was their prerogative) and put an end to their efforts.

However, I LOVED it - it was beautifully animated and funny in exactly the sort of way I would want such a game to be. Character-based fighting? YES PLEASE!

We are creating a NEW game with NEW characters and all the same FUN!

I'll post updates as we have them. Please consider helping our little labor-of-love out.

Read more here! -------> www.mane6.com/2015/08/the-big-…

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Hey there all Kingdom hearts fans~! Upon watching the newest E3 trailer over and over and OVER AGAIN 0_0
I wanted to see some art flowing :I I HAD to do this before the release so get pumped everyone!

Subject: What Kingdom Hearts 3 means to you. This can include shippings that you like that you want to happen
or even epic battle scenes you are hoping for. Its a loose subject and anything DA approved goes!

Rules to enter?
1.Share this journal and give me a link to the shared journal on your page!

2. There has to be at least 10 contenders for this to go on.

3. Deadline is December 1st

4. there will be a panel of 3 judges myself :iconsakurakage91: and my cohorts: :iconnarutocrypt: and :iconishidasado:

5. Have fun with it and the prizes are:

1st place: 300:points:

2nd place: 100:points:

3rd place: digital art commission of anything you desire :heart:

Entries will be posted here so everyone may see. And remember to link us your submission!


What Kingdom Hearts 3 Means To Me by Master-5
  • Mood: Amazed
  • Listening to: fight song :D
  • Playing: Kh BBS final mix
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In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.

Introducing Kendra-Paige

:iconkendra-paige:

“My name is Kendra Paige, and I am a fashion and beauty photographer, as well as a photography educator. I have been a member of DeviantArt for over eleven years, joining as a young teenager while first experimenting with digital art. I first picked up a film camera in 2005, and discovered my love for photography in a high school darkroom. As fate would have it, I now have the honor of inspiring high school students as a photography instructor in sunny Florida.

The community on DeviantArt has played a vital role in my development as an artist, as well as a mentor. I wrestled with ambitious visions that I could not yet commit to reality, learning various techniques that allowed me to translate what I saw in my imagination into a photograph.

Every new method that I learned was like a revealed secret, revitalizing my work and inspiring me to share those hard-won facts with others.

Like every artist who struggles with their vision and confidence along a bumpy road, the community of DeviantArt has been a wealth of support, offering helpful critiques and motivational feedback that were so essential to my growth as a photographer.

I now strive to be the positive influence that the community has been to me over the years. Thank you for everything, DeviantArt!”



September 2015

Deviousness Award Winner

Kendra-Paige is a staple of our community at DeviantArt, and one look at her gallery will show you why. A member of the site for over eleven years, in that time she has developed and showcased a colourful and immediately-identifiable style of fashion photography that deviates wonderfully from the norm. On top of her powerful work she finds time to comment, critique, and mentor new artists while educating the community on the technical and business elements of photography.

It is with great excitement that we name Kendra-Paige the recipient of the Deviousness Award for September 2015.

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Kendra is an amazing photographer, and on top of that she is also an incredible friend! She is so sweet, approachable, and fun, it’s easy to instantly fall in love with both her work and her personality. She’s someone you can easily strike up an interesting conversation about the industry, and share tips and stories with. Definitely a great person to know if you are a fashion photographer/model or interested in portrait photography as a whole! I enjoy every time I get the chance to chat with her, and of course every photograph she uploads onto DA. I instantly recognize when a photograph is hers, her style is wonderful, and I believe she is an incredible inspiration for aspiring fashion photographers within the DA community!”

Well, I’m not only fan of Kendra-Paige’s artwork, I also love talk with her, I remember when she was a Beta Tester and take care of her group Good-Intention. Kendra-Paige’s gallery is amazing, beautiful, adorable, when you are looking at her works, you can say only “Wooooah! I love it!” Kind and beautiful woman, good friend. Please keep being awesome, ma dear!”

I have been a fan of Kendra’s work for about a year now and if you love fashion, glamour and amazing photography then it is an absolute must that you watch her. Take a browse through her gallery and it’s like turning the pages of a fashion magazine – professional, elegant and colorful fashion photography (and more!). Not only is she an amazing photographer, but she is an awesome person as well. Congratulations!”

Kendra-Paige is a talented artist and great person. I have been lucky enough to get to know her through her group Good-Intention, and working with her there has been awesome. It’s also amazing to see how far Kendra has come with her photography! But Kendra doesn’t just sit on the experience and knowledge she gained over the years - the effort she makes to share her knowledge and help others improve is very inspiring. Congratulations on the award, Kendra!”

Kendra-Paige is a kind and active member of DeviantArt as well as being incredibly talented. Her words are always personable and full of enthusiasm, and that kind of happiness is contagious! Her fashion photography is extremely high-quality and you can see the love she puts into her craft quite clearly. Her gallery is full of bright colors and creative ideas, and her constant improvement is evident throughout the years, absolutely an amazing asset to the DeviantArt fashion community!”

Kendra-Paige has a lot of personality - not just in her work but on a one-to-one level too. We don’t have nearly enough pro photographers on DA who still find time to not only teach and give feedback to new photographers but also to just hang out on the chats and forums and have a good time. Congrats and thanks for being such a great influence on the photog community for the last decade!”

I first met Kendra outside of DeviantArt, and was immediately struck by how kind she is. After connecting on DeviantArt, my respect for her has just continued to grow. Kendra has always been an incredibly helpful and dependable person; her willingness and dedication to helping out any community of which she is a part is commendable.”

A sweet person, a professional photographer and a dear friend. Kendra was one of the persons who suggested me for Seniority. Eventually I had the honor of becoming a Senior on the same day as her! Her artistic skills are incredible, as shown in her colorful, gorgeous portraits, her delicately beautiful artworks. Always happy and kind, she helps the new photographers with her Fashion tutorials and useful tips. Congratulations, my dear Kendra! You totally deserve the Deviousness Award! May you always offer your light to our Community!”

Kendra is an inspiring force within the photography community and on DeviantArt in general. She is always willing to teach, share and promote others as much as she can whilst all the time maintaining an inspirational gallery.”

Kendra Is a motivated Photographer who knows what she is doing with her photographic equipments, Every time I look at her work I awe at the compositional strengths in her works, they speak out and tell a story which are vivid and colourful. her subjects are portrayed tall and powerful which I greatly admire. Congratulations Kendra!”

Kendra-Paige is an extremely kind, dedicated deviant that also happens to be an amazing photographer. She is always friendly and approachable, and fully participates in the community. Whether it’s sharing helpful tips in her journals, featuring others, and inspiring other photographers, you’ll find Kendra-Paige doing it with a positive, kind attitude. Her gallery is also full of inspiring, beautiful photos. Congratulations Kendra-Paige! Thank you for being an inspiration to this community and also a kind friend!”

Kendra-Paige’s gallery is full of inspiration for aspiring fashion and portrait photographers. She combines vibrant colours with expert use of light to create images that are both glamorous and playful. She also dedicates huge amounts of time and effort to supporting the community through her helpful journals packed with advice about the photography industry.”

I met Kendra about 3 years ago through DeviantArt, and she has been one of my favorite people to work with and a wonderful friend since then. Every photograph she takes inspires me and is a true piece of art. Kendra puts so much thought, consideration, planning, and passion into the arrangement of her photo shoots and her photographs, that while you are working with her, you can really feel that something beautiful is being put together. She is professional, passionate, driven, and inspired, and I consider her to be one of the best of the best.”


Congratulations to Kendra-Paige!

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It feels like every day I get a handful of people sending me comments and notes asking to make bases out of my artwork. Honestly, I'm getting tired of saying no, and even more tired of stumbling across traces and bases made of my work anyway. It's getting so incredibly frustrating wondering what will be stolen next. I'm just so fucking sick of this.

Drawing is hard. I get it. I get that a lot of you are young and just getting into art. A lot of you may not even know how using and uploading unauthorized bases hurts the artist in question. And a base does present a way for inexperienced artists to create pony drawings and tell stories of their own. That's fine. If you want to use bases made from the show, or with the permission of other artists, that's fine. But my gallery is not your personal sampling board for tracing. I do NOT allow bases made of my work.

I work hard to have my own distinct storytelling style in my drawings. I do thumbnails, I reference real life animals, I get frustrated and rip drawings up and start over. I do this again and again, always trying to figure out how to clearly communicate ideas, draw the best poses, and depict characters that charm and entertain. I pour a lot of myself into my art. It's my escape. It's terrible seeing someone else blatantly copy me.

Mom Talk by Lopoddity

This is one of my favorite works in my gallery. I had fun coming up with the poses, dialogue, and designs for my Older!Mane Six. It's a drawing I'd been wanting to do for a while, so it was wonderful to finally finish, and lovely to read all of your feedback.

Then I come across things like this:
Awful Base by Lopoddity

So. You piggybacked off my own creative labor and just painted over it with your own OCs. This isn't flattering, guys. It's theft, plain and simple. It's insulting, it's lazy, it won't teach you how to be a better artist, and frankly (in the above example, at least), it looks awful.

Also, don't look into that one purple OC's eyes for too long. I don't think it has a soul

I'm not attacking artists that use bases. No, you guys carry on. Neither am I attacking people who have politely asked to make a base out of my art, and accepted "no" as an answer. I'm calling out people who trace and steal my work specifically. Let me reiterate: I do not allow bases made out of my art. No exceptions.


 

WHY YOUR MENTIONS DON'T WORK

Sat Aug 29, 2015, 11:20 AM
                Hello everyone :wave:
            This journal contains very important information for all of us so I ask you to please share it so other people can see it and know this isn't a bug.



            Over the last month I've had trouble in sending mentions and possibly receiving them as well. I've posted two journals, one on August 5th and one on August 25th Me in gifI was tagged by Mrs-Freestar-Bul :aww: Here is the original journal
Rules:
a) Any number of facts is acceptable.
b) Every fact you post about yourself must be accompanied by an appropriate gif.
c) Tag how many people you want.


1) I hate liars. So much.


2) After a bad laryngitis a few years back my singing voice got even worse.

3) I rarely say "I love you", but when i do, i mean it.

4) I feel like a queen every time i receive a package (currently waiting for one from Boohoo).

5) I am terrified of losing my cat.

6) I am very passionate about the things i love.

7) I will get a tattoo soon.
My Daily Deviation Highlights        I was tagged by Astarsia and Minato-Kushina to take part in this wonderful project and i am more than happy to join in. I would like to invite everyone who sees this to also get involved and spread the word about it :heart:
Below i will share the info given by the initiator of this project, Mrs-Durden.
        Welcome to a Community Volunteer project in which we will be highlighting our favourite Daily Deviations featured within the recent weeks! We would like to encourage the community to join in on this project by simply going through the Daily Deviations page and collecting some of their favourite pieces of art within a journal titled "My Daily Deviation Highlights"! We hope this project will help spread awareness and love for Daily Deviations and our fellow deviant artists!
Use the hashtag 
in which I tagged and featured people, but I was surprised and confused when people told me they didn't receive my mentions. WHY, I asked myself. I posted a comment on both the journals in which I copy-pasted all the people I tagged originally, but they didn't get the notification this time either. WHY, I asked myself again.

            Right after this I got around and asked people if they had the same issue; turns out some of them did. It was obvious to me that this must be a bug since I wasn't the only one experiencing it (also proved I didn't do anything wrong or that I wasn't crazy). I sent a report to the Help Desk in which I stated the issues I was experiencing and the next day I received this reply:

            "(...) Is it possible that this user posted their journal then edited it and added in your artwork/name? If so it would explain why you were not notified. Only original posts of mentions send a notification, edits don't."

            Since this wasn't what happened, me being the one who posted those journals and comments, I went ahead and continued the discussion:
            "(...) Someone told me yesterday about a spam limit, eg. if I have in my journal more than 100 deviations/names/icons they will not receive the mention because it's considered spam by the system. Even if that was the case, the first journal and those two comments do no meet this standard; plus, from the latest journal, the DD feature one, few people appear to actually have received the mention while the vast majority didn't. I can't tell you for sure if the artists I featured received the mention or not because I didn't contact them, but given the fact that none of them came to comment on the journal makes me think perhaps they didn't either."

            I said 100 just to make a point, i don't know what the actual limit is.
            Then I received this enlightening reply which can put all our minds to rest:

            "(...) There is indeed a spam filter for mentions that can cut off after a certain point. There is also a velocity filter which can cut you off if you are leaving too many mentions in a certain time period. (...) As an example, it would appear that comments like this one: comments.deviantart.com/4/2825… are using avatars from plz accounts; that particular formation is trying to send 12 mentions at once. Multiplied by however many of those you send back to back all add up."



            So there it is, the answer to our mention/notification problems. It is not a bug, it's just the anti spam system doing its job and now we also know how it works :la:


Conclusions


                 You receive a mention only if you/your work is posted in the original comment/journal, if you're added after an edit, then you won't be notified.

                If you post comments too quickly, the spam limit activates and you will have to wait a while until you will be able to post again.

                The mentions in your comments add up with those in your journals and after reaching a certain limit, the artists/artworks won't receive any notification; hence it can happen that only some people in your comment/journal will be notified while the others won't.



My advice


            If you're doing (long) features on a regular basis and also comment a lot, avoid using many mentions in your comments so you won't reach the anti spam limit. This way you are sure the artists you feature/tag will receive your notifications.


 
            I hope this helped shed some light on what was going on with the notifications. Please spread the word about it and show this journal to others so they won't send a ticket to the help desk anymore on this topic. Let's help the staff a bit by not flooding them with tickets about bugs that are in fact just the anti spam system doing its job.
 
            In the end, I would like to thank the staff member who was  patient and kind and helped me understand what is happening. I'm well aware the staff is under a mountain of pressure trying to reply to us all and solve our problems/tickets, so please be patient with them and show them some love. They always do their best to help and if they don't succeed, it is because it's out of their hands (I'm referring to the site's rules and policies which are not under their control), not because of bad will.

            Have a wonderful day and spread this around! :heart:


Quotes!

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 10:15 AM
:icongriffsnuff:


:D have some quotes that I find inspirational myself!

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”  
Oscar Wilde

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”  
Bernard M. Baruch

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.” 
 Harvey Fierstein

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.”
 Rita Mae Brown

“be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.” 
Henry David Thoreau

“Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.”
 Lady Gaga

“You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”
 John Lennon

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.”
Virginia Satir

“How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we're not? Even better, how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?”
Katie McGarry, Dare You To

“Don't let others box you into their idea of what they think you should be. A confined identity is a miserable way to exist. Be you and live free. Trust that in living true to yourself, you will attract people that support and love you, just as you are.”
Jaeda DeWalt

“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that your are.”
Mandy Hale

“Let us not pretend to be someone else ! It is better to be hated for what we are than to be loved for what we are not.” 
Sham Hinduja


“The opinions of others should not deter you from being yourself..”
 Lailah Gifty Akita

“If you can't be perfect, be silly. If you can't be normal, be weird. If you can't get it right, get it wrong. Because the world is full of so many imperfection, that there's no need for you to be perfect or normal. Because there's always someone that'll love you, no matter who you are. Isn't that what friends are for?”
 Kathlan G.

“Stop living within the confines of how others define you! You weren't created to live their life; you were created to live yours - so LIVE it! You can reignite that fire within and bring the passion back into your goals, dreams, ambitions, careers, and relationships by reclaiming control of your own life. Be unapologetically YOU!”
 Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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I see way to much insecurities about being yourself on this site, and for good reason. There are way to many judgmental people  on here who try to shape you to fit in their perfect little self centered view of the world. : D  so I wanted to share some inspirational quotes I really live by! AND yes being yourself will give you way more haters than being a unopinionated shell out to please everyone and make everyone like you.

10 years on this site, I know for a fact that that is impossible. I am way happier being the uncensored free person I am , instead of having to worry about what some people might think of me. xD If someone takes time out of their day to spread rumors and hate about you, your not the problem, they are. If what they said were true, everyone would hate you. Like a lot of the quotes above tells you, those who matter wont mind, and those who do mind dont matter. 

Those who have a need to control others lives and behaviour, need to take a good look at themselves and fix their own selfish control issues first.

Take life with a grain of salt :3 or bananas if you like that better.And dont let random angry people try to bring you down over bullshit that they make up.

I would rather help people get over insecurities and realize everyone's view is different than sugarcoating your problems and fears so you do not have to face them. So I am never going to censor myself and who I am because a few people find it uncomfortable, or think im not being sensitive enough. That just aint me.

D8< Hope some of these help anyone out there who has had to deal with some dumb hate because your not a perfect version of someone elses view. Flip them, for trying to make you so. Who are they to decide who you can and cannot be. Some people are so selfcentered and closeminded it hurts xD


I never understood this intense demand to control someone else and the need to try to make them do and say what they themselves want, and when they cant they have to spread hate and rumors about people. IM NO psycologist, so if anyone has an idea or ideas tp why this is so damn important to some individuals, let me know :3 I myself think its because of intense insecurities about themselves, and thus they have to stop to attack the peoples person to make themselves feel better xD but what do I know.

Let me know about some stories were someone tried to control you, or stories were you felt you couldnt be who you are. Or if you feel like this today and why. 


Be sure to check out my Tinasect account
Less art:icontinasect:more life!

BIG Kira CONTEST over 11000 points in prizes!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 29, 2015, 2:29 PM
Contest by Fivey

Hello! 
I was preparing myself for this contest for a longer time. I spent a lot of time collecting all the needed artworks and points.
Today I am done with everything, so I can finally go on with the deal C:< 

Bullet; GreenDeadline: 2016 (more info soon)Bullet; Green

Mini pixel commish 76 ( 1 of 7 ) by stacykarilKIRA CONTESTMini pixel commish 76 ( 1 of 7 ) by stacykaril


What do hou have to do?

Make an artwork with Kira Kaete! 


Mini pixel commish 76 ( 1 of 7 ) by stacykaril Kira Mini pixel commish 76 ( 1 of 7 ) by stacykaril

Kira Badge by Fivey
Reference
Kira FLY Kaete Reference
You can also do her human version if you don't like sonic characters <;
Mirai And Kira sketchy reference UPDATED
Info
 is a begginer grim reaper, and loves it =v= <3
It's a weird, messed up hectic and creepy character, with lot bad luck, and weird ideas, what makes her easily get in trouble. Her personality is "colorfull" - can go from one extreme to another (once sweet and goofy, and another time a dignified killer) Despite that she is pretty shy and calm, it's hard to make her angry. Has got a big ego, what makes her haughty in some situations.
Bullet; BlackBad TraitsBullet; Black
Chaotic, Mean, Shy, Weird, Not very serious Sadistic, Unsociable, Selfish, Tricky, Crafty, Sometimes Grumpy
Bullet; WhiteGood TraitsBullet; White
Loyal, Sensitive, Creative, Has good sense of humor, Brave - always faces fears, Polite, Caring to Friends
Likes: Chaos, Sweets, All Creepy stuff, Animals, Disasters, Scaring people, Jokes, Fear
Dislikes: Rules, Order, Noise, Serious and impolite People

Kira's friends and enemies, which you can drawi witch her :D (Big Grin)

Mini pixel commish 76 ( 2 of 7 ) by stacykarilKIRA'S TEAM MEMBERSMini pixel commish 76 ( 4 of 7 ) by stacykaril


Mini pixel commish 76 ( 2 of 7 ) by stacykarilPerpetuum Mobile (PM)Mini pixel commish 76 ( 2 of 7 ) by stacykaril

Perpetuum Mobile Badge by Fivey
Reference:
Perpetuum Mobile [PM] Reference
Info
Grim reaper 01 - but can't do his job. Kira's "favourite" friend, almost like a child to her - listens to her, protects her and often copies her traits and actions. Can not speak (uses notes old talking child's toy) and has problems with making expressions He is submissive, kind and sweet, but the best fighter in entire team. Can smell people's pain and sadness, and wants to do everything to make everyone around safe and happy.
Always protects his friends, and keeps an eye on Mirai's actions. 
Bullet; BlackBad TraitsBullet; Black
Has problems by thinking by himself, Not always understands others, Doesn't know when he is insulted.
Bullet; WhiteGood TraitsBullet; White
Kind, Caring, Brave, Strong, Quickly learns, Sensitive
Liles: Rabbits (obsessed with them), People,


Mini pixel commish 76 ( 4 of 7 ) by stacykarilMirai YellowMini pixel commish 76 ( 4 of 7 ) by stacykaril

Mirai Badge by Fivey
Reference
:Mirai Yellow The Hyena Reference
Info
Head of the team. Smart and strong, but also creepy and insane. Also grim reaper. Kira's closest friend (only friend to him XD). Knows and understands her the best, but loves to bug and bully her. Most despicable, cruel and sadistic in team. Cool-blooded and patient. Always plays the kindest one, but after knowing him better people realise who he really is and hate him. Has got a lot of enemies, and a big list of "places I am not allowed to get in". Loves to insult people, or make rude jokes about them (wants to provocate them).
Hates PM, and treats it like pet. 
Bullet; BlackBad TraitsBullet; Black
Domineering, Cruel, Crazy, Psychically weak (can't forgive himself something he has done in past)
Bullet; WhiteGood TraitsBullet; White
Brave, Smart, Strong, Reliable, Good sense of humor, Loyal
Dislikes: Shiro and PM, People who stand in his way, Magicans
Likes: Flirting with girls, having submissive people around and, theater acts, taste of victory... ...killing people from time to time.

Other friends and enemies


Iustia

Iustia Badge by Piesamir
Reference
Iustia The Porcupine - Simple Reference
Grim reaper. Indifferent against Kira and PM, dislikes Mirai. Strong, calm, coold, and obsessed about justice.

Mini pixel commish 76 ( 5 of 7 ) by stacykarilRimona The CatMini pixel commish 76 ( 5 of 7 ) by stacykaril

Rimona Badge by Piesamir
Reference:
Rimona
Info:
Main team's biggest enemy. Fights using magic (one of strongest magicans) - can summon devil. 
Has too big ego. Might act normal and kind against friends, but usually is mean, was, arrogant and rude. Cares a lot of her look and opinion. Despite to her bad traits she is a good friend and team member.

Mini pixel commish 76 ( 6 of 7 ) by stacykarilShiro The WolfMini pixel commish 76 ( 6 of 7 ) by stacykaril

Shiro Badge by Piesamir
Reference
Shiro
Magican. Friend of Kira and in past something like a crush to her. Even if relation between them is good he often have to fight against each other. Big enemy to Mirai. Always hangs around with his friend and sturent Velcho. He is kind, honest, calm and has a good sense of humor. 

Mini pixel commish 76 ( 7 of 7 ) by stacykarilVelcho The HedgehogMini pixel commish 76 ( 7 of 7 ) by stacykaril

Velcho Badge by Piesamir
Reference
Velcho
Magican. Shiro's best friend. Usually stays in shadows, and dodges trouble. Very kind, extremally shy and afraid of almost everything. Despite his fears he would do anything (even very risky) for his friends. Loves good pooks, peace and having fun with friends.

Mini pixel commish 76 ( 3 of 7 ) by stacykarilVanessa The WolfMini pixel commish 76 ( 3 of 7 ) by stacykaril

Vanessa Badge by Piesamir
Reference
Vanessa The Wolf
Another big enemy of Kira. Leader to many teams of magicans, and boss to Shiro and Velcho. One of smartest and strongest in team. She is very serious, tough, bossy, grumpy, tense, obsessed, aggressive and not very kind, but when she is "outside work" she can be a normal sociable person. Hates grim reapers with her whole team, and wants to destroy them. Has no idea that Velcho and Shiro are actually friends to some of them XD

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Judges


:iconfivey: and awesome :iconriuuzu:

Bullet; WhiteHow will your art be judged?Bullet; White

We will give "stars" to artworks. You can get max 50 of them. The one who will get the most, will get the prize.
Points will be given due to few assessment criteria. The most importnant subsections will give you a chance to get more points than other ones. Some are judged only by me (F) and rest by me and riuuzu (F&R). Then they gat sumed up.

The subsections:


1.Image quality max 10Star! (F&R)
2. Idea/originality max 8Star! (F&R)
3.Overall impression max 10Star!(F&R)
4. Effort max 6Star! (F&R)
5. Matching character personality max 10Star! (F)
6. Details correct max 6Star!(F)

The judging won't be shown to anyone, so no one will know who got how much points

Tips - how to get maximum - 50 of Star! 

1. Image quality
Rates how high are your drawing skills presented on the drawing.

2. Idea/originality
The more crazy you go, the more Star! you get. For example - if you draw Kira in some scenery, doing something interesting, you will get more stars than for picture of her standing at transparent background. You can also try to use some original technique of drawing, or add more characters <;
3. Overall impression
It's one of most importnant things but here there isn't much to do. Counts only personal taste of judges <;

4. Effort
As in the title. How much effort did you put to your drawing.

5. Matching character personality
Osobowo by Fivey
Hard thing but really appreciated in artwork - how well can you show character's personality. Just read Kira's description (mainly traits) and use this knowledge <; 
(don't worry. since it's "Kira contest", I will look only at her acting in this poins <; )
If you are not sure, you can dodge it by making the image more simple. 

6. Details correct 
Dontsdesign by Fivey
Don't mess to much in design to pass this point Wink/Razz
And don't worry about the front hair. Sometimes it just looks better not on the side, so I won't take points back for it :D (Big Grin)

Also you CAN draw her in other clothes or hairstyles <; *you loose stars ONLY when you mess up her ORIGINAL design*

Bullet; GreenIf you have any questions you can ask me or have fun with "Ask Kira" ^^Bullet; Green

Other things


 What characters can be on the picture with Kira?
Z Ziomeczkami by Fivey

But Kira can act different depends on if she likes or dislikes the character <: 
Lubi Nielubi by Fivey
Likes the chilled, happy and childisch characters, and the smart ones.
Hates arrogant, rude, vulgar and female-boxer character. 


Allowed/Not allowed entries

Sorry, but you can not enter with ALL king of art. There is NO limit on how many entries you can add to the contest, but remember. The stars won't sum up, and you can win only ONE place.

:bulletgreen:Allowed:bulletgreen:

Digital drawings
Traditional drawings
Comics
Animations

:bulletred:Not Allowed:bulletred:

Porn
Unfinished art
Old art 
Recolors
Stolen Art
Art without Kira, or ones making her a "background character"


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And the BEST part 
Thanks to :iconthisgirlinthecorner: prizes were extended by 1500:points: Thank you! ^^

Star!Star!Star!Star! Star!PRIZES Star!Star!Star!Star!


Star!1st placeStar!


7000 Points 


Bullet; WhiteFull-body image of one of your characters by me (any style)
Examples:
PC Adult Sophie by Fivey[PC] Lorelei by FiveySweet Chilli by Fivey
Bullet; White2 chibi by riuuzu (any style)
Examples:
Resu by riuuzuAya. by riuuzuClock's melody by riuuzu

Star!2nd placeStar!


3000 Points 


Bullet; WhiteBadge or ID by be
Examples:
[GIFT] Cell Shaded Badge by FiveyNecole Badge by PiesamirHolly ID by Piesamir
Star!3rd placeStar!

1200 Points 


Bullet; WhitePixel pagedoll by me
Examples:
03 by PiesamirPixel sweetie by PiesamirPixel PC by Piesamir

Extra Prizes


3 good artworks that won't win any place, but get a lot of :stars: will be featured too, and get
300:points: each!


:star:ROULETTE:star:


And the special thing. I see that many pople resign saying "I am scared I am not good enaugh to win anything", so I made this, to prevent them loosing their chances, and to encourage them to try themselves.
EACH artwork will receive a number in comment next to green bullet :bulletgreen:
After the contest ends, under the winners, there will be an information about the THREE "winner noumbers" which will be randomly generated. 
Each winner of the roulette will get 100:points:!
So no matter what you always have a chance to win something.
(you can not tka this prize if you've already won a place, or win twiece *if you have 2 entries*)

Participants:

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Entries:

fivey.deviantart.com/favourite…

Extras

I want this contest to be seen be as many people as possible, so I decided to give small point rewards for these who help me spread this information around
Just do a juornal with my contest and you will get:
If you have
+200 watchers 5Points
+500 watchers 10Points
+1000 watchers 30Points
+2000 watchers 80Points
Actual until I am out of points <;



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how to make a webcomic (updated)

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 31, 2015, 4:06 AM



well that's the name of the episode of the next webcomic relief,
where Riseer collected information from various webcomic creators on ups and downs and advice when creating
a webcomic.
If this is something that interests you, give it a look :)

Both my husband :iconnebezial: :iconshiniez: and I were included ^_^

also LOL that thumbnail is hilarious XDDDD

  • Listening to: musica!
  • Playing: Kingdom hearts birth by sleep and disgeae
  • Eating: foood, lots and lots of foood
  • Drinking: sweet tea
Hello beautiful artists!

    I know a bit recently I have been busy with starting a new year of school but no worries i will be updating my gallery with the artwork I create during the school year. I will Always have commissions open, especially now that Im trying to saving up for a new computer.
I love doing monthly giveaways to give back to all of you lovely people who support me and my art work! <3
Thank you again everyone for all of the watches and faves, llamas, comments and all of the love! <3

Please enjoy this give away and good luck to the winner!

Now monthly giveaways will be almost the entire month. Giveaway ends September 29th
- There will be one winner and will be chosen by a random number generator.

How to enter
- Simply fave this journal! :la: all done <3
- If you enjoy my artwork, i would dearly enjoy a watch from you so you may stay updated with m latest and improvements. <3 <3
- Please have a wonderful day and never stop drawing!

- I would dearly appreciate any Point donations towards the next monthly giveaway. It means so much to me, If you donate atleast 10:points: or more, you will be featured in every monthly giveaway journal. <3 Thank you for your kindness!


Commissions  COMMISSIONS (OPEN) *updated* by DeDrawingBoard

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Bullet; BlueFA: www.furaffinity.net/user/dedra…
Bullet; BlueINKBUNNY: inkbunny.net/Dedrawingboard
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Watch these lovelies <33
Features: :iconstairfell: :iconrofeal: :iconxecax: :iconhoneymoon374: :iconlaura-swyers:

I'm going to be talking about the endings of many different things, so you're warned now that this is going to be a minefield of spoilers.

When I was in the eighth grade, I read Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. The first book was really, really good—its diabolous ex machina not withstanding. And I did enjoy The Subtle Knife. However, I consider The Amber Spyglass one of the worst books I've ever read. Before I continue, I am irreligious. It doesn't offend me, or my beliefs. Even if I was religious I can understand God as a dramatic concept.

Why do I hate the book? For many reasons, like it dropping the plot to soapbox, or jumping from character to character so often it's hard to become invested in anything. It's anticlimactic. The allegory is incredibly confused. And finally, there's the ending. I absolutely loathe the ending of the Amber Spyglass. So, let's spoil the fuck out of it.

The main characters are Lyra and Will, and they helped save the multiverse by... blada blada controversy. So, at some point they realize their love for each other. And their reward for doing this is being forced to live in entirely seperate universes for their entire lives, pretty much. They can't both live in the same universe because one guy died after ten years of living in a universe that wasn't his own. Or you know, that one guy died of heart disease and it was falsely attributed to the odd before the common. Lyra and Will come up with a bunch of thoughts on how they can get around this, and they're repeatedly shot down... by angels who can travel through universes. The angels are supposedly good, by the way.

I strongly feel like it's a diablous ex machina, but that's just one part of the combination to why I hate this ending. I mean, it does feel like its forcing sadness. And no, it being an allegory for Adam and Eve doesn't really excuse anything. Along the way, there were two things that made Lyra, I guess for lack of a better word "special." She was a talented liar, and she could read the Golden Compass, the alethiometer. At the end she could do neither. Yes, it was for a cause, but the books do not trade caring for the characters for caring about the cause very well.

It gave me an immediate dislike for sad endings. At the time I didn't realize that I didn't hate the ending because it was sad. I hated the ending because it was unsatisfying. But because I didn't realize that until later, my philosophy towards writing endings was built in certain directions. My philosophy remains that a bad ending can stain someone's perception towards your entire work. I find getting the ending just right the most important part of the story. A bad beginning makes the audience put your book down. A bad ending makes them regret ever picking it up.

I took the Don Bluth method of endings: you can put your audience through anything, as long as give them a happy ending. Even today, I tend to give my characters happy endings, but I make them go through absolute hell to get there. However, if you've noticed some of what I've written, some of them do end... sadly. And some of them will end sadly. But at the time, I was conflating sad with bad. And let me tell you both Of Mice and Men and Romeo and Juliet did not help with that.

I understand that Romeo and Juliet is a classical tragedy, and they're supposed to end sadly, so I won't really get into it. Beyond the fact that I really don't think we should be telling teenagers, who already have problems with depression and becoming sexually aware, that's highly romantic to kill yourself for someone you fell in love with at first sight within one week of meeting them.

Of Mice and Men ends with tragedy. Lennie ends up killing a woman, and then George puts him out of his misery. The movie adaptation we watched hilariously has him do this mid-sentence. Once again, it... doesn't feel satisfying. We saw these characters we grew to like just end up losing everything in the end. Not to mention that this particular tale leaves many questions unanswered. Like, we don't really know what George is going to do afterwards. I mean if the story was about Lennie, or the friendship between the two, they're both kinda dead.

The dramatic purpose for tragedy is that it comes at the ending of a warning tale. "This is what's going to happen if you go down this route." Some tragic endings fill this, like Romeo and Juliet or 1984. Some don't, like Of Mice and Men (unless the message is don't let mentally disabled people out of your sight), or The Amber Spyglass (unless the message is don't be Adam or Eve). I do respect the use of a tragic ending, and something like 1984 would not have its bite if it didn't end on a sad note.

So, what's the difference between The Amber Spyglass and 1984? (I mean beyond 1984 being much more cohesive, better written, and having its bludgeon actually fit with the tale its trying to tell). Simple, in 1984, the warning is the most important. In His Dark Materials, at least at the start, the characters are the most important. When the characters are the most important thing in a story that ends in tragedy, to me it seems forced, and is almost always unsatisfying.

For example, in Little Cassie, the novel that I am writing, whatever happens to Andrew in the end will not matter. Why? Because his story isn't about him. His story is about Cassie. When the story isn't about the main character, the story can satisfyingly end in tragedy. 1984 is about the dystopia, not Winston. It can satisfyingly end in tragedy. The Golden Compass was about Lyra. It could not satisfyingly end in tragedy. And yes, Romeo and Juliet is not about Romeo and Juliet, it's about the stupid love between them.

A tragic ending is not a tool to be used lightly. Yes, even if it comes out of nowhere, it can be seen as "memorable" to the audience (there actually exists a bench IRL with Will & Lyra's names on it, one that exists in both their worlds). To me, however, there is a fundamental difference between "memorable" and "satisfying" and the two don't always go together very well, even when dealing with sadness. And just having something sad for the sake of people remembering your work to me denotes a fundamental lack of respect for the audience. It's why I especially hate the diabolous ex machina trope.

Then there's the bittersweet ending. A lot of people like this, and it can be much more powerful than a happy or a depressing ending. Why? Because there's still a large chance the ending could be satisfying. The soldier dies, but his cause was winning the war, and he did so in his dying breath. To the Moon ends on a bittersweet note, but the actual mission was accomplished. In that case though there was never denial that it could have ended absolutely perfectly. It didn't delude you into thinking anything else.

I like bittersweet endings. With just a plain old downer ending, it makes everything the main character did seem futile. Even if that was the point, it rarely leads to satisfaction. With a bittersweet ending, it can mean that the cause has outgrown the character who fought for it.

This really isn't meant to be advice for anyone. It's just my own opinion in my own writer's philosophy. You can take it or leave it however you'd like. A lot of people have a different thought on how a story could or should end. I'll probably write a few more of these with regards to the other portions of my writer's philosophy. I started with the... least debatably controversial. Some of my other philosophies are in regards to things like role models, preaching a certain belief set, what should and shouldn't be in children's media. All 100% subjective opinion that largely define the way that I write.

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Motivational music
  • Reading: Not the Amber Spyglass
  • Watching: House
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Eating: Doritos
  • Drinking: Green Tea