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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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Point Giveaway (open)

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 8:07 AM
Haven't held a single giveaway yet this year… so, let's hold one now! Here it goes:


- 6 winners in total -

◊ 1st place:
100 points (one winner)

◊ 2nd place:
50 points (two winners)

◊ 3rd place:
25 points (three winners)

:+fav: this journal

Although appreciated, it is NOT required to watch me, give a llama, advertise, etc.
Reasons for rules can be read here


Unrelated, but if you want to help me, please answer (some of) following questions: Which social sites/platforms do you frequent? Do these sites have easy & user-friendly access to archives? Could any of these work as a free online encyclopedia? What are your favourite online encyclopedias/wikis and why? For an online wiki, is it better to have its own site or part of an already-existing site? Should it have a masterlist of all topics, or is tags-only okay? Allowing visitor comments on a free encyclopedia, yay or nay? Anything else?

hello dear members,
it's time for a new give away :la:

Edit the winners will get their prize tomorrow :)

Rules of the Give away .

  • to enter in this give away fav and comment on the journal below this is important because you need to get a number from me(if you don't comment you cannot get a number and not win)
  • this give away is only open for members,contributors,admins,and co founders of CI (in order to enter join Creation-inspiration: (excludingmariridoodleparadise and Tsuki-SoraRuki (both accounts are from Me)
  • if you are a member and want to give it to a friend we accept it just let me know in a comment.
  • at the end of the giveaway winners will be randomly chosen (with
  • you must be a member of deviantart for at least two weeks in order to enter in this contest!
  • write anything you want on this blog no mean,or rude comments 

very special thanks to my donators for this month   we can continue holding these   thank you guys for all the support

:happybounce:~~A  big thanks to our donators for the Month  August:happybounce:
(btw if you donate tell me if it is for our monthly give away or a super group status thank you ^^

for  those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free :la:  
EDIT: only Pm's away NO POINTS!

how can you enter ?

once again enter Simply fave :+fav: this journal and comment below so that I can give you a number (meow) thats all

what are the Monthly prizes?

1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
3 month premium membership(for one lucky member 

to keep up running this project....

I need lots of support 
I'm holding the give aways like this 50 % by :points: me and 50% :points:by my donators 
if you have some couple of points to spare and want to help me out please donate
even if you don't have points feel free to share this journal with your friends and watchers ^^
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to `Tsuki-SoraRuki or mariridoodleparadise page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them! 

After you donate, I will contact you fast as I can  keep in mind I'm not all the time online sometimes you need to wait a little longer.
why do I contact you ?

starting from 7 January when you donate: as my thanks that you help me with my project in return I will feature 4 of your works on CI profile  
but only when you want to be featured.
in case if you don't want this I will feature your name on the groups profile .
but if you want to have a friend featured instead let us now :D

the more points you donate to longer you will be featured on the groups page
you can find my prize list below 
~ prize list~
1:points: a day 
5 :points: a week 
10 :points: 2 weeks
15 :points: 3 weeks
20 :points: 1 month 
50:points: 2 months
100:points: 3 months
200:points: 4 months 
300:points: 5 months 
400:points: 6 months 

without any further do these are the winners 

congratulations to the following lucky members who have won 

number 26 and number 3

a present by Krissi001:iconharumikoto: and :iconli-ten:a present by Krissi001

if you are curious this is the list of all monthly give away winners so far :3
I have made these people happy so far :3winners of the give aways have have hold so far
Updated 21 september 2014
:icondarkkawaiifox::iconVishw::iconphongtu::iconjemikam::icongailsouthworth::iconcitrinepetal::iconpandaotaku::icononidenki::icongemastarlight:,:iconpuppypal32:,:iconroxy2344::iconforonceandforever::iconterekoi:,:iconmystykness::iconshiro-jinja::iconkinouchi::iconrainbownarwhals::iconchopstickle::iconepicmaj::iconmetamoor27::iconminibabylizard::iconpatamonkt::iconspanner88::iconpopyfriend::iconmekimz::iconbeautifuleternalsun::iconcolor-sekai: :iconpuppypal32:  :iconaryiatia::iconbuffy23::iconheyeveryone123::iconmiyuhinamori: :icondysplasia: :icontjhiphop: :iconcharlottesearson: :iconvishw: :iconxhobocakes: :iconszuzka::iconwolvesmaycry::iconlaureleikirsch::iconflamingmarshmallows::iconiwantarocketship::iconwingsprite::iconinfernape77::iconastridstormlight::iconkiangi::iconsavanah25::iconkileandra: :iconcleo0084::iconisacchi::iconirzakurawolfe: :iconpokeaday::iconmsliuvar::iconninated::icontsurukicchi: :

when is the deadline of this give away
This give away ends on( 21 October ) 
Clover - Free Icon by etNoirgood luck everybody!Clover - Free Icon by etNoir

Here is the second journal post of some of my favorite youtube artists, (check also the 1st part) that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.  :) (Smile) 

Will Terrell
Amazing channel by Will Terrell (willterrell) , who is a cartoonist and his video series : people sketching are so fun to watch and they are full of great advice on art and life. 

Mark Crilley
Mark Crilley ( markcrilley ) is an American manga creator and children's book author/illustrator. His how-to-draw videos are so great and lovely - from manga & anime styles to highly detailed photorealism.

Drawing Tutorials Online

Wonderful art/drawing tutorials and stunning & creative sketchbook videos. They also have a lovely website.  

Fine Art-Tips

Channel by Leonardo Pereznieto ( ArtistLeonardo ) who is a Mexican artist, sculptor, and painter. Pereznieto has studied in Mexico, Italy and the United States and has mastered engraving, serigraphy, watercolor, pastel and oil painting, and marble, bronze and resin sculpture. His videos are filled with positivity and wonderful artworks. 

Matt Kohr (Ctrl + Paint)

Matt Kohr is a freelance concept artist and Illustrator - in his art related vidoes he explains and his thought-process.
There are additional free videos, custom brushes, worksheets in the main website -


Hosted by professional illustrator Clint Cearley ( ClintCearley )  , a freelance illustrator/concept artist for projects such as Magic: The Gathering and Legends of the Cryptids. Swatches is where he discusses the issues of living an artist's life. His videos are full of great insights and art advice. 

So, how about you - who are your favorite youtube artists? 

This week I found some lovely resources - these awesome textures and photos by NASA, amazing artist - Francis Vallejo  (fvallejo) (those figure drawings are so captivating), this great art website with stunning art and tutorials, beyond-stunning movie - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - adore the storytelling and everything about that movie and a talk  by Andrew Maximov (d1v) gave at the Art Institute of Californi, where he analyzes what constitutes beauty and I found this great video to be really eye-opening. :)  

P.S. I quite frequently post some sketches and artworks in my art tumblr - and I have a weekly Music Sunday post on  and weekly 8 songs playlist.
and a youtube art channel:) (Smile) 
(and thank you for suggestions in comment section, will check them out and there'll be also more parts of the youtube artist series in the near future) :)

Have a wonderful week!

"“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.”
—Mark Victor Hansen

Styggy's Community Board 2014.3

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Aim: Paint deviantART gold and raise awareness about Childhood Cancer.

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, US and many other countries worldwide. During this month, help to paint deviantART gold in the name of raising awareness.

:groups: PaintdAGold was founded by pixiepot to promote the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. You'll find great ideas and resources to help the cause as well. :heart:

Why you should help paint dA goldIf you haven't heard already, I am embarking on a project this September to paint deviantART gold in the name of raising awareness for Childhood Cancer. To find out how you can join in, click here.
Each day, an average of seven children die because of childhood cancer and around 1,600 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK alone and approximately 13,400 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Despite these statistics, The National Cancer Institute devotes just 4% of it's budget to pediatric cancer.
More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
It is true that there are more adults diagnosed with cancer than children - the reason that governments and foundations fund more research for adult cancers - yet, on average, <b>
  Paint dA GoldSeptember marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the UK, US and many other countries worldwide. During this month, help to paint deviantART gold in the name of raising awareness.
Aim: Paint deviantART gold and raise awareness about Childhood Cancer.
Here are just a few ways you can get involved:
Donate to one of the Childhood Cancer charities. For example, The Ronan Thompson Foundation or Children With Cancer UK.Paint your deviantART profile gold! Check out these tools to help customize your profile.Change your Facebook profile picture or deviantART avatar. Make it gold or use a gold ribbon instead of your usual image.#BeBoldGoGold Paint your body gold, dress i

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Contests and raffles

Autumn Contest! Enter Here! - Updated Prize ListHey everyone :wave:
It's been long enough and I am ready for my next contest. We had a long, hot summer here in good old Massachusetts. I am ready for AUTUMN. So, here are the details on my Fall Contest:

The Rules:

1. You may submit up to two (2) deviations to be considered. The deviations must be submitted to this journal entry.
2. Any art medium is accepted; however, no mature deviations please.
3. Deviations should be in color! No black and white or sepia.
4. Deviations should represent AUTUMN! :la: This is up to your interpretation!
5. The deviation may not be more than one year old as of the date the contest closes.
Entries will close November 20, 2014
...Now the good part... Prizes!
Prize List:

Grand Prize:

3-Month Premium Subscription from JenFruzz
100 Points from krazykel and C-91 (200 points total)
Free commission
  Christmas Cheer 2014 ContestLast year our Christmas Cheer contest had a great turnout, and looking back, I wished we could have given more prizes! So this year, rather than trying to grant a bunch of wishes off the list and use up all of the group's funds. We are upping the prizes and amount of winners for the contest.
There will be a winner for each category (and if we can gather enough prize donations, runner up positions as well!)
Here are the categories:
Artisan Crafts
Digital Art
Traditional Media Art

The winner of each category will receive 1000 :points: and a special Christmas Sculpt by LittleCLUUs each! :omg:
The piece must be made AFTER September 1st, 2014
You MUST be a member of SantaDoesExist (new or old all are welcome) to participate
Only one submission per member.
It would benefit you to include how you improved on your work in the description of your deviation.
The piece must be a present for someone you know (This can be a close friend, family member, or an
  The Illuminated World ContestStock & Resources
The Challenge
Imagine a world where the soft glow of the magnolia blossoms illuminates the sidewalk. The reaching branches of the tree cast their light over the street, reflected in the gathering puddles of a spring rain. A garden nearby is a riot of colors against the deep shadows of the night. The harsh artificial street lights that we know today are gone. What would your world look like? Is it a world where the need for fossil fuel has been eliminated, or have the scientists bio-engineered the earth into a beautiful apocalypse?
The idea of bio-luminescent plant illumination is a real project in progress by three scientists in San Francisco, California. These scientists are engineering marine bio-luminous bacterial DNA into plants to make them glow. You can read more about their project here: Glowing Plants: Street Lig

Take a look!

Commissions and adoptables feature

Pixelly Commissions and Requests! [CLOSED]Pixel Chibis

They're 40 points each, all you have to do is comment here with a reference for your character and their name!
Boing! Boing! Please pay to the donation widget. 
Boing! Boing! I will not start them until you have payed for them. 
Boing! Boing! I can deny if I want to, don't get sad if I decide not to do it!
Boing! Boing! Please do not pester me about your commission unless I've taken a week!
Boing! Boing! I will not do animals, anything gory, or anything inappropriate. Sorry!
Boing! Boing! On rare occasions, I may deny after I accep
  Full Commissions informationCommissions may be refused for a reason or another
How to transform the points princes into money?
100 points is the same as 1€, any questions, talk to me
Check if commissions are open

Examples of work:
Important note about pixel art: Pixel art commissions are always open, for further information check my pixel account at :iconlittleflorzita:
Sketchy chibis

Price: 50 :points:
Others: extra character + 30 :points:

Price: 100 :points:
Others: Extra character + 50 :points:; pets/pokemon + 30 :points:
Full digital:

Price: 120 :points:
Others: Extra character + 80 :points:; pets/pokemon + 50 :points:; background/comic + 40 :points:
- May take a while because lac
  ~Commissions~Commission Slots:


To commission me, send me a note! Please be VERY specific so we can work out the prices!
If you commission me three times, you get a FREE chibi!!
Chibi - Digital or Traditional - 10 Points

Flat Color - Digital - 15 Points
+10 for each additional character
Full Colored and Shaded - Digital or Traditional - 30 Points

+20 for each additional character

CommissionsNOTE: $1/80:points: headshot sketch commission slots are still open! Check it: click me! Since I don't usually use points for commissions this is doubly awesome. One-fifth the usual price & payable in either way. Neat! :D
Everything is also 20% off until the 23rd of September.
PLUS all commissions coming to $10 or more gets you either a free headshot sketch or a free chibi sketch
$30 or more gets you a free waist-up sketch, an ink or lineart headshot, or an inked chibi 
$50 or more is a full body sketch, an ink or lineart waist-up, a black & white headshot, or an inked & colored chibi
I'm still looking for a job, so any commissions/advertising would be very much appreciated! C:
If it says (traditional) or (digital) next to it, it means I only do it that way. Otherwise, I will use whichever you'd like
(Adding a little thing at the bottom with current commissions I'm working on)
  New point commissions for changing timesStill as cheap as ever though! 
:bulletred: Sketches :bulletred:
:bulletblack: colorless dumb funny sketches, full body, small; 2-3 :points:
Difficulty/time spent determines price
:bulletblack: colorless bust- small; 2-3:points:
difficulty/time spent determines price
:bulletblack: colorless bust-large; 4-6 :points:
Difficulty/time spent determines price
:bulletblack: colorless character with lyric text art; 6-8 :points:
Difficulty/time spent determines price
[Bullet; Black] colorless waist-up; 7-10 [Points]
Difficulty/time spent determines price
[Bullet; Black] color
  Cute Chibi Commissions!I'm going to take commissions for chibis!
These will be 60 :points: each!
Note: Boys will look a little girly with this option.

If you would like a background, it would cost 10 :points: extra.

There will be 5 slots:
Thanks for reading!

[OPEN] Point CommissionsWill Do: humans/humanoids (male and female), mild gore, slightly suggestive material, yaoi/yuri, couples, groups.
Won't/Can't Do: sexual content/hentai, overly gory violence, any other NSFW pieces, animals.
Please note: prices are for ONE character only; to find out the additional price for an extra character, divide the price for one character by 2. Half that is the price for a third character, and half that is the price for a fourth. Any more than five is free. I will not draw more than ten characters in a single commission.
These prices are also subject to change, and are not a set-in-stone price for your commission; based on complexity and/or any things I count as "extras" or "non-standard"(I will notify you of such things upon replying to your commission request form, and we will work it out from there)
Sketch - $1 = 80 points
Available: Headshot/Bust, Waist up, Fullbody, and Chibi.
Headshot/Bust - $2 – 160 points
Waist up - $2.50 – 200 points
  COMMISSIONS: Drawings / Outfit Design / AdoptsPoints and PayPal accepted

:bulletgreen: Character Drawings / Outfit Design
Human or Human-like characters with Anthro/Demon features - Coloured and shaded - Monochromatic or transparent background
Full Body (500 :points:/5$ 300 :points:/3$) / Half Body (300 :points:/3$ 100 :points:/1$)
With Background
Textured (paper, watercolour, fabric, dots, hearts...) (+ 100 :points:/1$ FREE background!!)
Painted background (very simple and silyzed) (+ 300 :points:/3$) not avaliable at the moment
With Effects and Add-Ons
Photo Frame / "Stickers" / Text / Elaborate Accessories / Companions... (varied price FREE effects and add-ons!!)
Outfit Design
You can commission me a new outfit for your c
  Commission chart*OPEN*Welcome to my chart :)
Notes: I am open for commissions now, I have updated my information and pricing, please be advised. There is a worklist at the bottom of the journal, please look at it to have a picture about ETA. I am opening sooner than planned, I am finishing commissions from previous batch. Please be patient, I am having health complications, which postponed my usual pace and progress. Thank you!
What I do:
:bulletgreen: YES
fanart, original art, illustration, sketches, mature artwork, humans with animal features (ex.kemonomimi, horns, claws etc.), furry (am new to this and it depends on the species), felt plushies, brooches, phone cases and customized moleskine journals, coloring lineart done by someone else (ask for a quote)
+extra payment for: armor, technical things, weapons, some animals
:bulletred: NO
Real people, gore, porn
Mecha, robots and architecture are not my expertise, however I might agree to draw these for extra payment - for re

Adoptables 01 [OPEN] by neruteru Adopt 8# OPEN by KoiAdopts
Adopts Batch yay (OPEN) by Mittsu-chan jewelry commissions info by ACrowsCollection

Art feature

cors morwyn by CoffinBunny LOGO - Resort Depot by StarAlBaraka - Bring Me Violence - by HotaruThodt
Design One for Summerbash by mistywren Royalty by LifeIsZealous
A Storm Is Going to Come by Enaxn Toby by FallenIXFrozenFire
Aconitum Leaps by Astralseed Shih Tzu for issiacca by RavageRain
"The darkness took away everything she ever cared about and all that she fought for. Beaten, broken, and filled with great despair she was dragged through the conquered city to the feet of Lord Nilogen. He smirked wickedly down at the once so proud warrior now too filled with shame to even look him in the eye. He let out a dark chuckle before spreading his arms dramatically to the crowd of terrified townsfolk and speaking in a booming voice..."
"Granna! Why are you stopping! We want to hear the rest!" ,one of the little children exclaimed while bouncing in their spot around the old wizened woman's feet. They were eager to listen to more of the story as was the other six children. All wide eyed while listening to the tale. The woman smiled and leaning back in the large comfy chair she shifted her slightly grayed reddish wings. Her old hands shaking a bit as she rubbed her chin as if thinking.
"Now I could finish but then you would have to miss your mother's wonderful cooking
  Advanced Quest: Nora    Nora sat alone in the City Center Library. She had a book with brown binding in front of her, many of the pages yellowed with wear and age. Time had left it's impression on the library, and it was a heavy weight. Nora didn't mind though. She flipped through the books' pages, reading each paragraph carefully. When she stumbled upon a world she didn't know, which was rare, she would flip open a dictionary next to her and look up the word, and then get caught in the reading and end up reading a few pages of the dictionary, before getting back to her main book.
    On either side of her were stacks of books, almost another table's worth in height. Several smaller stacks were piled around her feet, and she had one on her lap that she'd look to every now and then.
    Her partner, a really big Arctic Gryphon sat outside, because the librarian complained that he would knock over too many shelves or over turn tables. 6 book shelves and 10 tables was the pairs
  Hesitation Chapter 1 (Planet Sheen Fanfic)Next Chapter | Planet Sheen Gallery
In the dark of night, everyone in the Zeenuian Kingdom was heading to bed; the Emperor retired to his chambers and Sheen and Dorkus were relieved of their duties for the day. 
Sheen went with Nesmith back to his temporary home on Zeenu until they can get the rocket functioning again so that they can return to Earth, which would probably lead to the dismay of the Emperor since the latter had taken a liking to the alien boy. 
Meters away from Sheen's home, Dorkus and Pinter retired to their bedroom with Dorkus sitting on spikes, which the Sorua had gotten used to sleeping on over the years; he did have a regular normal bed with cushions and everything else, but it seemed that he did not want to lie in that bed for reasons u


#our generation contest

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 21, 2014, 9:43 AM
The 70s were a wild, hippie-filled time, Michael Jackson and Madonna set the tone in the 80s while wonderfull movies like Forrest Gump, The Sixth Sense, Mrs Doubtfire (bless you, my captian), Tatanic and many more dominated the 90s followed by great polical change (the first black president of the US, the first woman as Germanys Federal Chancellor, e.g.) in the 2000s.

So many things are happening in the world. So many things to leave a mark (good, bad or neutral) on you as time passes.

Now my question is: What defines your generation? Was it a certain couples of year, only one event or the overall "feel"? :)

Put your impressions down on your paper or your screen or whatever you can hold long enough to show to others. :giggle:


:bulletgreen: You can enter up to 3 times but only one piece can win a price~

:bulletgreen: Any media is allowed.

:bulletgreen: Any entries violating DAs policy will get you disqualified.

:bulletgreen: Judges can not enter the contest.


    I am looking for judges for this contest! :la: You do not need any special qualifications. Just note me or comment below if you are interested. :heart: I would like to get judges from as many generations as possible.

Current judges:


:heartofgold: First place :heartofgold:

1,000 :points: Felizias
llama Felizias
front page and journal feature for at least 6 months Felizias

Silver Square Bullet Second place Silver Square Bullet
unlocked after 4 entries

500 :points: Felizias
llama Felizias
front page and journal feature for at least 3 months Felizias

Red Square Bullet Third place Red Square Bullet
unlocked after 8 entries

250 :points: Felizias
llama Felizias
front page and journal feature for at least 1 months Felizias

Purple Square Bullet Fourth place Purple Square Bullet

unlocked after 12 entries

100 :points: Felizias
llama Felizias
journal feature Felizias

Prize donations are very appreciated! :love:

Deadline is on 30th November 2014; 00:00 GMT!

Questions and anwsers

Are collaborations allowed?

- Yes, they are if you tell me how will receive which prices before we announce any winners. Remember that a collaboration counts as your own piece and will affect your winning chances.

Creatures of the Night! Halloween Contest!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 22, 2014, 4:21 AM

We are challenging deviants across the world to show their inner demons and create a scary artwork suitable for facing their monsters.
  1. HOW TO ENTER: Membership to :iconproject-undiscovered: is required to enter the Contest. Membership to :iconproject-undiscovered: is auto-allowed.
    1. :+fav: this journal
    2. The completed entry ("Work"):
    • may use any medium including digital image manipulation software to represent the entrants face as a monster in a photograph
    • must be the original work of the entrant and cannot use stock from commercial sites or from deviantART with the exception of textures and brushes.
    ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (IST) November 1, 2014. Entrants may enter as many times as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed and no entrant can win more than one prize

  2. SELECTION OF WINNERS: Potential winners will be selected on or about November 5th, 2014, from all eligible and qualified entries. From the entries, four(4) winners will be selected by Judges.

  3. PRIZES:
    1st Place Prize Package:
    • 500 :points: from me :iconmadhurupa:

    • A year feature on my profile

    • A free commission from me :iconmadhurupa:

    3 Runners Up Prize Package:

    • 100 :points: each by me :iconmadhurupa:
      (Total will be 300 :points:)

    • A 6 months Feature on my profile

    If anyone is interested to donate to this contest and make this contest more enjoyable. Please go to UndiscoveredHub
  5. NOTE: Donators can join this contest!
    If anyone is interested, please send the group a note.


(Gawd I love announcing like this! xD)

Your Goal:
Your objective for this contest will be to draw my vampire/scientific experiment character Allen Warfare.
Can't draw humanoids? Do not worry! its perfectly fine to do stuff like species swaps and turn him into a wolf, pony, feline, anything! (..except a Sonic character, that is xD)

Some general pics that can be used for reference:
Taking Control by WhiteNoiseGhost Subject to Science by WhiteNoiseGhost Reference Sheet: Allen Warfare by WhiteNoiseGhost Have a cookie! by WhiteNoiseGhost
Bio: Allen - Complete ProfileName: Allen Warfare
Alias: Project S
Gender: Male
Species: Vampire
Age: 21 (But looks 15)
Nationality: American
Height: 1,70m
Weight: 58 kilograms
Skin tone: very pale
Eye colour: red and grey (normal), deep purple (under control)
Hair: black, straight, slightly wispy, reaches shoulders (so fairly long but not too long and certainly not too short)
Distinguishing Features: blind on one eye, black feathered wings, little vampire fangs, while in Controlled state has purple liquid coming from his eyes and mouth
Fears: scientists, syringes, anything holy, the parasite fluid that was put into him, direct sunlight, slightly claustrophobic
Personality: a bit lazy, usually spends his time playing video games and only really goes out to hunt for blood or to stretch his wings a little. Doesn't make a problem out of the fact that he has to kill humans to feed on their blood ("I'm just higher on the fo

(I highly recommend reading this, it contains some essential information)
Well, here's a synopsis:
Allen is a 21 year old vampire (who looks like 15 cause he stopped aging when he became a vampire) who fell subject to secret mind control experiments. He's escaped, but it still left it's aftermath; he is infected with a parasitic, purple fluid called Zeta-5C06 which occasionally takes control over his mind and turns him into an agressive murdering machine. In this so-called 'controlled state', his eyes will turn a deep purple, and the fluid (also purple) will start seeping from his eyes and mouth while he will start acting as if in a state of hypnosis or trance.

What is allowed:
-Blood, gore, violence, torture, or anything else in that general direction
-Non-bloody or gory stuff too lol (you can basically make it as cute or creepy as you want. All's up to you~!)
-Manga/Anime/Chibi styled art as well as realism
-Pixel art/animations
-Species swaps
-Use of alternative clothing
-Interactions with your own OCs/Shippings/Whatever else along those lines
-Basically almost EVERYTHING, both traditional and digital allowed
-transparent backgrounds as well as coloured backgrounds

What is not allowed:
-Anything sonic-related
-General NSFW
-Base edits
-Sketches/lineart (work has to be finished and coloured)

What I will be judging on:
-Originality (how original is your result?)
-Compatibility (did you get the details right?)
-Technique (How awesome were you with your tools?)

Side notes:
-It is recommended to draw something along the lines of his story/personality/etc, but you can also choose to go any direction you want! Wanna draw something more romantic? Or more badass? No one will stop you~
-Please do pay attention to the details; for example, he is pretty pale because he's a vampire.
-Very recent character development: he now wears black fingerless gloves. it is up to you though whether or not you want to draw them on

The Prizes:
There will be only 1 big prize, but its not just any prize~ when I say big, its BIG! :3
This prize for the best entry will be... *drumroll*
-600 :points:
-Me as your art slave for a whole week (1 request per day) =7 requests
-A custom pony or wolf adoptable
-A feature on my page for a month
-A feature on my Tumblr over at which will not only include a link to your page but also include some of your best works (which you can choose)
-A llama~ (every little bit helps~ :3)
-A fun surprise~
-2 free Tim Burton styled commissions normally worth 50-120 points
-Me watching you ACTIVELY, which will mean I will look closely at all your works, give insightful comments and of course fave them alot.
-ETERNAL AWESOMENESSSSSS (c'mon, who wouldn't want eternal awesomeness?)

The Rules:
-Entry has to be submitted BEFORE the 1st of December
-No late entries accepted! (which shouldnt be a problem cause im giving you plenty of time)
-To join, you must fave this journal and comment that youre entering, and (optional) make a journal and advertise this contest in there
-When done, either send the link to your entry in a comment below here or a note
-You may make as many entries as you'd like, but of course only 1 can win~
-If you're not sure about something, need ideas or just want to ask something,  feel free to note me!

WishingWell Weekly, Ed. 107

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 12:57 AM

:iconsparklingpinkloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconsparklingpinkloveplz:

Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,

WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!


What SPECTACULAR Events Happening in Our Group!

:eyes: CHECK IT OUT, Fishing for Wishes 9.2":
Fishing for Wishes 9:2Featuring DD, Group and Exposure Wishes.
Take a look at the new wishes!
:star: BloomingRoseXeniia wishes for DD. :star:
:star: C0MPASSION wishes for Samiraku to receive a DD. :star:
:star: Esthiell wishes for a DD. :star:
:star: frantices wishes for a DD. :star:
 Don't rush things. by frantices I'll be waiting by frantices
:star: iLantiis wishes for  DD on Butterfly or Chains. :star:

Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so much! Thank you! :love:

:eyes: YAY :w00t: It's the "Wishing Jar 9.2":
The Wishing Jar 9:2Featuring Memberships and Point Wishes. :iconlainloveplz:
Hello everyone! This is DeviBrigard and I will be watching over Eve's big jar of Nutella while she is on a temporary break! :D
Take a look at the new wishes!
:star: HigherSeeking wishes for a 12-month premium membership. :star:
:heart: AngelInTheHeart wishes for a 3-month premium membership. :heart:
:heart: az-the-trash wishes for a 3-month premium membership. :heart:
:heart: ICrescent wishes for a 1-month premium membership. :heart:

Please DO Comment if you help, we would really love your help, if you could! Thanks so much! :love:

:eyes: And See "Wish Fondue 9.3":
Wish Fondue 9:3Featuring critiques/comments, prints, badges, contests/events, commissions/adoptables and miscellaneous wishes.
Take a look at the new wishes!
:heart: himekanoda wishes that someone will comment anything on her project. :heart:

:star: SilverInkblot wishes for photo prints from her wishlist. :star:
Some of the prints:
:star: Viokcha wishes for llamas. :star:

Comment if you help, please and thank you, kindly! :love:

:iconrainbowarrowplz: Yay! "Monday Muses"!! I adore me, some Monday Muses! :iconlittleheartplz:
Monday MusesTuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly

Welcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away. No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Pleas

It's not too late to participate! :iconlittleheartplz:

:iconrainbowarrowplz:  "Tuesday Treats!" is always fun! :excited:
Tuesday Treats: Get crafty!Monday Muses | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly
deviantART is a great place to see marvelous crafts: miniatures, jewelry, dolls, sculptures, bakery and so much more. We love them all!
Select a picture of a crafted work (even from your own gallery) and link it in a comment on this blog. Limit of 1 deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day!

:bulletblue: Suggestions must be sent before Tuesday September 23th.

Meet Summersunset the Shademon who lives with me!

:note: It's always a really great topic! :rose:

:heart: And let us not forget to check these out:
Wandering WednesdaysHello everybody!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
Today we have another edition of our new “Wandering Wednesdays” ... As you all know by now, from time to time we affiliate with new groups, so we chose Wednesdays to go wander around one of our affiliated groups :gallery: … So come on, let’s go!!! :eager: :eager: :eager:
Let’s get inside :iconfantasy-paradise: Fantasy-Paradise: today :sherlock:
"This group is dedicated to the appreciation of Fantasy Art. All mediums of art are accepted including: Painting, Drawings, Photomanipulation, Digital Art, Digital Painting, Literature, and so on. We do accept tasteful nudity provided that DA filters are properly applied. (We do not accept hate, pornography, or sexual violence, etc.)" :tighthug:
So what do we have here???   :gallery:
Let’s go meet the Admins :excited
Thursday GreetsMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly
:spotlight-left:  Welcome to Thursday Greets!  :spotlight-right:
Thursday Greets is a weekly feature of a few of our newest members, in hopes to give them some exposure! Below you will find some of their artwork, their wish, and any interesting going ons that they may have.
Let's meet some of our newest members and spread the love. :heart:
:iconPromoteUrSiteOrDA: PromoteUrSiteOrDA

:iconlili-luu: :devlil

Weekend FunMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly
Welcome to Friday Fun!

Friday Fun is a new weekly blog dedicated to our affiliates contests and events. If your group is affiliated to us, you can send a note to the group with a link to the journal describing your event. Note that a journal is required; we will not write a description for you! :) If your news is time sensitive, please consider that we will only feature it on the next Friday.
If you want to affiliate your group with us, please fea
Selfless SaturdayMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | WishingWell Weekly
:spotlight-left: Welcome to Selfless Saturday! :spotlight-right:
Selfless Saturday is a weekly feature to promote one of our active members.
StudioIJB joined dAWishingWell on February 2014. They are one of our regular wish granters and also participate in our weekly events.


:icongiveroseplz: BIG Thank You's :icongiveroseplz:
:iconcuterainbowplz: Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this group, in a variety of ways, such as through your donation of POINTS :points:, HERE: TheWishingWidget, promoting us in your profile journals, group journals, participating in our various Group Activities, Commenting on our other very Special Features that we have, and :+fav:'ing the work that we are sharing with you, AND
:star:ANYTHING to do with helping to make dA wishes come true!:star:
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
This is all VERY IMPORTANT support and participation, and we are truly grateful for all of it!
Most recent POINT feature:
:new: Point Feature - August 2014Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | WishingWell Weekly
Hello everyone! :wave:
This is a feature for everyone who donated to our point collection account ~TheWishingWidget :la:.

:points: All the points donated are used to grant wishes. :points:

If you would like to be featured in the next update please donate "Here"

"Anonymous" donors are not featured but we thank them just as well. :heart:

500+ :points:
:iconilantiis: :devil

:icongrouphugplz::iconpinklilyplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz:

:icontreasurechestplz: The Treasure Chest :icontreasurechestplz:

"The Treasure Chest"- truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants, any genre, with 299 faves or less.
Here goes our 20th ONE! :la:


Secret garden by milenkadelicBouquet et Fruits d'aout 80 x 80 by MalahichaHomage to Goya XV by uterathmann

Litte cutie by Riderofthewind95I'm Back by MayLoPhotographyDrop colony by Cottoon

Manta Flight 01 by divingsculptorCHLORIS by LEONALEGRIALink from Hyrule Warriors by Rosekie

Summertime Sadness by EumineeFix Yourself by Dr-Aim941398 by Ryonma

dogi by zenshinibuuContest : Lampad by caterpillar96Let's Paint deviantART GOLD! [Free Icon] by orribu

The Golden Bean (animated) by UszatyArbuzFree - Mockingjay by cerebralsewerAmazing Leo by Pebels

Cristina by RiccardoClericiShine like a stars by SetsiAngelSailorBlue by OwlCityHootOwl

Hanging on by taramaraPorthos 4 by Aventine-Images*** by AnnaTyurina

Celine my daughter by UytterhaegheDanielDroids by Lord-MakroCertainty by papatheo

Img 1116-2 by snomandaHind by leamarzioEvening at the lake by kosharik69

Crabbing Season by JuglarsDaisy ~ Raindrops II by AStoKoTree of Life, Band Cover for Dreadnought by DymondStarr

Crow study by x3uuMichelle in Abstract by CarolynYMTree of life by LunarSphere

Sprague Lake at Dawn 6627 by pesterle


If you would like to participate in "The Treasure Chest" feature, simply refer to the criteria above, and IF you are an Admin., Member, or Friend of dAWishingWell you may feel free to suggest, UP to three deviations you feel are worthy of being found in the Treasure Chest.

All you have to do, is place the thumbcode or link of the deviation, in a comment below. And that's it! :w00t:

Yes, this is for the work of someone else, besides yours, in this type of activity. :XD:
Just please remember, that "three" is a MAX number. One is fine- and please don't suggest more than three... per week! :la:

:note: A Question came up: Yes, the intent is ONE work of Art, per ONE Artist each. So three different Artist featured, at the most, with one work each.

Thank you!!!! :love:

The following ELEVEN Members and Friends of The Well, helped by suggesting the first 27 works!!

:iconwindklang: :icondeb-e-ann: :iconfraeya: :icongigi50:
:iconuszatyarbuz: :iconfelizias: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconjenny42:
:iconlydiarhianne: :iconlayaboutjoe: :iconashvanity:


:cake: :party: Birthday Corner, For: BlueIvyViolet and for, amiejo and for, SetsiAngelSailor and for, candysamuels and for, mk-kayem and for, AlexBlood and for, Momotte2 and for, munches2008 and for, TheGlobalVariety and for, RezzanATAKOL:party: :cake:

The Admins and Staff at dAWishingWell love to celebrate and share the :dalove: and we hope you will share in our celebration of these wonderful artists!  Feel free to wish them well!

Marilyn BlueIvyViolet - Sept. 21st
Bear by BlueIvyVioletAnniversary flower gift from hubby by BlueIvyViolet

Marie-Jo amiejo - Sept. 21st
Eyes filled with sadness, motionless, by amiejoAllow by amiejo

Agnes SetsiAngelSailor - Sept. 22nd
Wish of Angel by SetsiAngelSailorMagic Morning by SetsiAngelSailor

Candy candysamuels - Sept. 23rd
my passion.. by candysamuelsHalle.. by candysamuels

Kaydy mk-kayem - Sept. 23rd
JayBird blue by mk-kayemsad cat by mk-kayem

Alexandra AlexBlood - Sept. 24th
hungry cat II by AlexBloodfraise rose by AlexBlood

Hélène Momotte2 - Sept. 24th
Baby big hairy armadillo by Momotte2Graceful landing of magpie by Momotte2

Taylor munches2008 - Sept. 24th
These gentle giants roam the waters,
Not expecting anything.
There is a sharp metal object,
Coming their way.
They don't know what's going on,
But they can feel the pain.
These innocent creatures,
Are pulled up by chains.
The others have finally figure out,
Whats going on around them.
A whaling harpoon has hit them.
A massive violent gun.
As each whale is pulled aboard,
They become weaker and weaker,
In their terrible state.
The last thing they see,
Is the satisfied look,
In the fisherman's eyes.
Why Me, Why YouWhy Me, Why You
Why is it when I look in your eyes,
I can see the love burning inside.
Why is it when you hug me,
I melt into your arms.
Why is it when you leave,
I'm lost in my own thoughts.
Why is it when you say goodbye,
It feels like forever.
Why is it when the phone rings,
I answer, just to hear your voice.
Why is it when you don't call,
I'm sitting there wondering,
Where you are.
Why can't I breathe,
When you're not around.
Why can't I speak,
When I try to talk about you.
When I am around you,
You always seem to walk away.
When I hug you,
Why do you flinch away?
When I look at you,
I just see myself in your eyes.
Why when you leave,
Must you keep coming back.
Why me,
Why you?

Fatima TheGlobalVariety - Sept. 27th
The Muslim Girl II by TheGlobalVarietyBeautiful Life by TheGlobalVariety

Rezzan RezzanATAKOL - Sept. 27th
Mirage by RezzanATAKOLCraving by RezzanATAKOL

Please keep an EYE :eyes: out for our next weekly feature articles and events to participate in- as they are outlined and summarized in the top portion of this weekly news article!

As you can see... Lots of really outstanding things happening here in our group!
Check back every day!


Thank you so much to Members and Staff Alike! :thanks:
We, at dAWishingWell would like to WISH all of our Members, Watchers, Visitors,
a SUPERB 4th whole week of SEPTEMBER! Butterfly love by Nina1love1


:iconblowkissteaplz:, Tea


Journal Entry: Sun Sep 21, 2014, 8:28 PM

~Illustrate a scene from the Dream Keeper Chronicles
Some examples of what I'd like it to resemble in tone/style/overall feeling are above. 
It can be any scene from any of the three books that strikes your fancy. 


Pink Square Bullet you can enter multiple times to increase your chances of winning

Pink Square Bullet  no bases can be used as an entry

Pink Square Bullet  when you enter please comment on the journal and advertise this journal to signal boost it. Doing so will increase your chance of winning. 

  Heart Border [Blue] by RevPixyHeart Border [Blue] by RevPixyHeart Border [Blue] by RevPixyHeart Border [Blue] by RevPixyHeart Border [Blue] by RevPixy


1st place:

Pink Square Bullet 1000 :points: 

2nd place:

Pink Square Bullet  700 :points: 

3rd place:

Pink Square Bullet  300 :points: 

Every person who enters will get a llama from me!



  Heart Border [Blue] by RevPixyHeart Border [Blue] by RevPixy


  Heart Border [Blue] by RevPixyHeart Border [Blue] by RevPixy


Contest ends December 25 so you have plenty of time! 
If there are less than ten entries the contest will be automatically canceled. So participate and get the word out! 

  • Mood: Eager
ProjectComment presents the community of deviantART a project that will question what it really means to be a commenter, an artist, a member of deviantART. All of these challenges relate to commenting in some shape or form, and we sincerely encourage everyone to take part! :la:

You do not have to be brilliant at writing comments and we are not asking you to perform miraculous feats. We are just looking for people willing to make a difference. It is all too easy to receive constructive comments, but giving them is equally, if not more, rewarding.

Each week, a challenge is set with the deviations of those who participated in the previous week featured in a news article. Many thanks to CameronKobe for participating in Week 36!

Lost To The Captain by CameronKobe

Participate in this week's comment challenge…

Find one good comment from three different people and give them a constructive comment on their most recent deviation.



:bulletblue: Once you have commented, link us to your comment in a reply to this article!
:bulletblue: The comment must be newly submitted to deviantART from today's date.
:bulletblue: Please try to include something along the lines of: "Commented on behalf of ProjectComment's 52 Week Comment Challenge" in your comment!
:bulletblue: Feel free to follow our guide on How to Comment - Pointers and Examples. If you are struggling with the concept of a constructive comment, this should help!
:bulletblue: You may do this challenge as many times as you want!

:star: Those who complete the challenge successfully will be featured in a news article, and the one who completes the most challenges successfully will win themselves a 12 Month Premium Membership. There will also be :points: given to the best efforts!

Have Fun! :love: