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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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Hey guys!! ; c ;

It's going to be my 16th birthday tomorrow!  Bear Emoji-33 (Sad) [V2]
I'm so excited! I've come a long way being on deviantART, and I would like to celebrate with you guys! What's the best way to do it than have a raffle! :happybounce:

This is also an 800+ watchers raffle! Showing my great appreciation to all! Thank chuu to everyone!~♥



Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1]HOW TO JOIN Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1]

Follow these simple steps otherwise, you may not be entered ; A ;

♥ Must be a watcher~ (This is to show watcher appreciation, of course :love: New watchers are welcome!)

♥ Add this journal to your favorites!~

♥ Comment saying "Happy Birthday!" just to prove that you have read through the rules carefully! (Otherwise, you will be ignored/not entered D: )

♥ Share this raffle by making a journal OR poll about it, but if you DO NOT LINK IT BACK, you will be ignored/not entered :(


There will be no extra chances ;o Everyone has an equal chance~


Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1]THE PRIZE Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1]

There will be three winners Bear Emoji-31 (Hello Hi) [V2] 

All three will win a fully-animated Type 4 icon/avatar
 Illumine: Kai Satou Type 4 Icon by Vivi-ChuuIllumine: Vitous Schwartz Type 4 Icon by Vivi-Chuu~Delvin Lusk Type 4 Icon~ [FOR USE AS EXAMPLE] by Vivi-Chuu

-If we get 30+ participants, I will be adding a fourth winner ^-^

-If we get 50+ participants, I will be adding a fully-shaded chibi!
(Example:C: miseryrayvn [1/3] by Vivi-Chuu)

-If we get 70+ participants, I will add a fully-shaded half-body!

(Example:G: Happy Birthday to icefeatherartist by Vivi-Chuu)

Thank chuu for reading and I hope to see many participants! ^-^


Bear Emoji-07 (Uh-huh) [V1]LIST OF PARTICIPANTSBear Emoji-07 (Uh-huh) [V1]

1. lightvanille

2. TikiTiel

3. MiyukiTakara1229

4. SeeThroughtheMist

5. Yalue

6. topazluck

7. Shino-G

8. grbdisme

9. Pizza-senpai

10. Lunaris-kun

11. SpiritSilverMoon117

12. Xx-Nightstorm-xX

13. KuchikixRukia

14. Sarusaurus

15. Light-chii

16. Caspain-Basset

17. dethtreeorigin

18. sakuraGx4nina

19. ColourfulStorm

20. bloodredbatwings

21. Clovis-thecutestcat

22. PermenantMarkers

23. SpiritSilverMoon117 


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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 5:44 PM


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A Guide to Writing DialogueWhat is dialogue, exactly? The definition from Merriam-Webster’s dictionary was several lines long, so I shall summarize it in a short sentence for the sake of the readers; it’s the writing that illustrates conversations between two or more characters in a story. We read and hear it all around us, but creating it in your own work can be a challenge. However, if you find dialogue an obstacle in your writing, then don’t push the panic button. In this tutorial, you’ll find by analyzing what dialogue can do and how to use it, you can turn your greatest fear into your greatest ally in your story.
What dialogue is
Like I’ve asserted before, dialogue is basically what the characters are saying to each other. It can be found in multiple mediums such as books, movies, comics, video games, etc.  We even engage in dialogue daily without even thinking. When you talk to your best friend, a co-worker, or even your dog, you create dialogue. It’s exchang


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DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help. 
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ

September is Pencils

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 1:42 PM
Traditional Media Month #3
Traditionalists is a hub group for the Traditional Art community, aimed at giving the community their own unique voice by providing a place to gather, organize, and inform others with the help and guidance of the traditional art Community Volunteer team. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute.

Each month is dedicated to one traditional medium. During that month, every one of you can contribute any article regarding the subject. It may be an art feature, a tutorial, an interview with an artist using the particular medium, a review, a note about someone from art history, your documented experiment, and anything else of this kind.

You can see articles prepared for previous months here.

September is for Pencils - graphite and coloured and any other
How to contribute? Simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check) and once your journal is finished and scheduled, you'll be promoted to a Contributor to post it. Then you'll be demoted, unless you'll have more articles to submit.

Kelpie by Checanty[ to you i belong ] by nicofeyKiss by Miles-Johnston
Lukeelo Pencil by daanziThe story in our bones by aiholicDandelion by LORETANA
Battery Q (pencils) by emmshinHades and persephone ACEO by Katerina-ArtSilver and  wool by Anwaraidd

I have had my first real-life encounter with ignorance in its full, unbridled horror and it was not pretty.

Owlowiscious - Eewww by HugoMndz

Abortion debate again. Something is very wrong when a person keeps giving out the same response to every conceivable (hurr) scenario and adamantly refuses to consider that, just maybe, people may have differing opinions from yours. Nevermind that they might actually have good reasons for going to that clinic.

It was like talking to someone who wholeheartedly believed that the sky was green. They need only open their eyes and look up to realize they're wrong, but they're so deeply rooted in their beliefs that the thought anyone could think differently is unthinkable. Even when the evidence is literally staring them in the face.


I'm sure I've said this before, but I am 100%, irrevocably Pro-Choice. Telling me that abortion is the Devil and should be outlawed completely is pretty much like talking to a brick wall. "Pro-Choice" does not mean I think I know what's best for everyone, it does not mean I think the default solution to your "problem" is getting an abortion, and it certainly does not mean that I'll refuse to acknowledge differing opinions. People think differently; this is an obvious fact. And refusing to acknowledge the obvious fact that people may have different opinions from yours, is one of few things that pisses me off like nothing else could.

Fluttershy - Just Hold it In by Firestorm-CAN

Okay I'm done being serious because being serious is no fun.


:ohnoes::megaphone: Back to silly comics!

A Foggy Feature - Best of August

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 3:00 PM

Another monthly selection of gorgeous foggy photographs of my group A-Foggy-Day. I hope you enjoy them and find some new favorites :)

And don't forget our current contest "Fog Fairy Tale". We need a lot more art for this contest so please submit if you can! Read the contest blog for all the information:

Forest of linden by LillianEvillWald #29 by HeikoGerlicher148 by Schnitzelynedusty evening by vulariaMorning in the Forest by ferrohancAwakening by markborbelyUntitled by kriakaoMorning Light by dragon-fly-to-meLast Autumn by WeissglutWithin the Depths of Solitude by thelandscapeSunny Pathway by third-onein memory of by rahmanioLightshower by erynlasgalenphotoartMorning Mist by Deanna64Golden Morning by mhmalaliKrakLove # 2 by TomaszPrzybyloBlue dream by erynlasgalenphotoartYarra Ranges by jkrabMisty Apparitions by spatarozliev*** by WeissglutShadows by Annabelle-ChabertMist-erious Castle by MirachRavaiaBastei 7 by MatthiasHaltenhofHope Valley by AlexiumzGodrays Over The Marshland by JestePhotographyDaybreak by CaveCanem42Mist on the lake by Rebekka85Addiction # 1 by TomaszPrzybylo

And remember, if you see a wonderful photograph or artwork on dA with fog in it: please click on.. "+ Add to a Group" and submit it to the "Member Submit Folder" on our group so we can all enjoy it and attract new members to join!

If you are a part of this feature but not a member of A-Foggy-Day, please join us!


Okay, so this is going to be a small "luck of the draw" give away ^.^

To enter.. all you have to do is the following..

First - draw a hand! It can be in any style, any size, any colour - You may use a tablet, traditional pen and paper.. Or you can even take a picture of your hand.

Next.. simply write a message on the hand.. It can be to any person, It can say whatever you like and it can be as long or short as you like.  

Afterwards It should be something like this - 

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It doesn't have to look anything like this.. And can be as elaborate or as simple as you like. 

Finally, simply link this journal to a friend(s) - It can be as many or as few as you like, and you may give it to them however you like (journal, comment, or any other means).. Although keep in mind, if I don't get at least 40 entries.. I may cancel the give away.

Once you have drawn the hand, you simply upload it to either your Deviant art gallery or one of the following Image hosting sites;

After you have uploaded it, Simply comment on this journal with a link to the picture and your all set! 

There will be a firstsecond and third place! (I will pick a name out of a hat) 

1st - 2,000 Points
2nd - Premium for a month
3rd - Honourable mention and maybe a drawing if I feel up to it ;w; 

Depending on how this goes, I may host another ^.^ GOOD LUCK! And HAVE FUN! ;3 

p.s 3rd place sucks ahha I'm sorry ;w; But I'm not rich! :'< ¥.¥ 

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Nanoko Date

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 5:34 PM
The image pretty much explains the plan! I'll probably be out of town for a bit in the upcoming weeks so its now or not for a while. This is why I want to do it this week. This is one of the best and my original models I've worked on to date so I am a bit nervous about putting her up for download. The number one thing is I really just want people to respect my hard work. I don't even know how many hundreds of hours I've spent working on her from sketch to model.

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How to be confident as an artist

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 3:31 PM

(A serie of wonderful tips from solar-citrus, a lovely artist from Tumblr! I hope you enjoy this c: ) 

1. Accept  compliments 

Putting down your art will not only destroy your confidence, it kills positivity and throws out the kind words that people give you. Take those words and gratefully accept them, you deserve it! Simple as that c:
2. Remember your achievement

Ever since you began drawing, you have gained experience and knowledge through work and practice. Why mope and sulk over things you haven't learned yet. when you can use that time to work towards your artistic goals? Believe in yourself and give it all you've got. Optimism is the key! You'll get there, I promise!

3. Be proud of your work

Why would you expect others to like your work when you, the artist, talk terribly about it? It gets tiring very quickly and makes your work seem much less desireable that what it actuallly is! Don't downplay your art's worth.

We all go through our own personal art struggles, so push through it! We would much rather see you enjoy yourself and watch your artistic journey.

4. Critiques are good

Don't view criticism as an attack, we are all here to help each other become the best artists we can be! Advice and suggestions from your peers will give you that extra help you never thought you needed. See it as an opportunity to discover new ways to improve, maybe even more quickly! 

5. Love your work, love yourself!

Challenge yourself by not saying anything negative for a week, you will quickly realize how much a positive attitude can impact your work and your life. Your art is worth it. Now show the world your artistic journey with confidence! 

Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  
You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!


+740 watchers! +15100 pageviews! Wow. Thank you!Here's a kiss for you, my love!
Star!  Point Commissions are open! If you are interested, send me a note, please!

Have fun! I love you all!

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