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So many artists underpricing...

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 26, 2014, 6:24 AM


It makes me really sad.

When an artist you want to commission finally open their commissions back and all of their slots are taken in less than a minute.

And I'm sure all the slots would still be taken if the price was increased of x2-x10.

So many artists are still underpricing themselves. People make it a standard for art to sell for so cheap and whenever someone charge more than this standard, which is probably still underpriced, people complain.

By underpricing yourself, you are also contributing to keep the price standard of art low on this site. Charging low can be insulting to other artists, but also to yourself.

Please, don't ever feel like you need to underprice yourself, because of the fear of what other might think or say. You art is worth more than that. There will always be someone complaining, you cannot please everyone. Your time, the efforts, the skills you gained over years of hard work, is worth far way more than a few cents/points.

If you ever open your commissions and all slots are taken in less than 5 minutes or you got more than enough requests by that time, please consider this.

(CLOSED)Pixel raffle

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 7:03 AM
Time for the monthly pixel raffle :iconlazydanceplz:

Bullet; Pink HOW TO JOINBullet; Pink

Just fave this journal:) (Smile)

there will be 2 winners  and winners
get a pixel avatar of there choice

raffle will end in 2 days
goodluck
 :iconhappyhappyplz:


  • Mood: Joy
  • Reading: Tokyo ghoul
  • Watching: tokyo ghoul, free!

*Ahem* Another giveaway! 800 points!

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 3:00 AM
HELLO, I AM BACK FROM EGYPT WITH A TAN AND CORAL BURNS AND AN OPEN WATER DIVE QUALIFICATION. YEAH!
And also, collectively, 37 bites on my legs... I forgot that flies hide under the sand at night. /cries/
Some people have asked where I've been, I've been in Sharm El Sheik for the past fortnight! I have loads of pictures!

And I'm in an awesome mood, so, it's time for another of
Koi-San's
super awesome amazing
 giveaways!


The draw: 800:points:!

The rules are the same as last time! ~

  • Fave this journal, otherwise you won't get a number!
  • Watch me please! You can be an existing or new watcher!
  • That's it really!! Heart You could make a journal but it's not a rule, so you don't have to!!

I will double the prize draw if 500 people participate ~

First: 400:points:
Second: 200:points:
Third: 100:points:
Fourth: 100:points:

The winners will be selected via a random number generator ~

I'll just copy and paste from the previous giveaway journal to explain how this works:

The reason why I want you to fave this is that if you click on faves [there's that number, for example, Favourites  52  [who?] ] if you click on who a whole bunch of people will come up, and they'll all have numbers next to them! If you fave this, then your name and number will be there!!
Sorry, that doesn't make much sense, I'm terrible at explaining things!!
Oh yeah, don't look for your name and assume that, say, 15 is your number because for some reason they get muddled around... But they'll remain stationary when I do the draw XD

The draw will be held on 11th August 2014!

Good luck! Thanks for participating!

My adopt account: Natoruki :iconnatoruki:
My Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCu5tS…
My PaigeeWorld: www.paigeeworld.com/u/natoruki
My Facebook: www.facebook.com/koikii?ref=hl

My Gallery: koikii.deviantart.com/gallery/

Oh yes, another random piece of random information; I've created two more OCs and about 7 more adopts!


1 month Premium Membership+500points Giveaway

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 27, 2014, 9:37 PM
Hello~ :wave:
Its been quite awhile since I upload anything. Due to no Internet connection ><
So here I am. Fine, healthy,.. (like anyone would care :lol:)

So, the title says it all!
My first PM giveaway xp


Prizes:
1st- 1 Month PM 
2nd- 200:points:
3rd- 200:points:
4th- 100:points:


Rules:
:bulletpink: :+fav: this journal
:bulletpink: That's all!

(optional):bulletgreen: watch me/llama me / advertise this journal

Winners will be announced by 10th of August using Random.org

Goodluck and tq  for reading! :heart:


HETALIANS! LOOK! SPARKLEY NEW SEASON FIVE!!!!!!!
I did this for you guys :iconcryingfemamericaplz::iconpoutiefemamericaplz:
NO BASHING

:star: No Ep1 because it is not avaible in some countries :(


:star: Gakuen Hetalia : Go Forth! Newspaper Club!! First Half

:star: Go Forth! Newspaper Club!! Second Half

:star: Russia and Friends

:star:  Though I May Depart, You Shall Remain

:star: Romano's Diary

:star: Things That Often Happen When Rooming With An American

:star: The Gentle FIght Between Russia And I

@ Netherland

:star: Turkey & I

:star: April Fools

:star: Merry Halloween

:star: Finding Santa

:star: Brother, We Are...!!

:star:bientôt! Until We Meet Again!

:star: What Italy Forgot

:star: Hetalia of the Dead part 1

Did America just make a Paranormal Activity Ref? :D
:star: Hetalia of the Dead part 2

:star: Keep On Moving!! March Forward, Sealand!

:star: It’s the First Anniversary! The Tripartite Pact



:star: Buon San Valentino part 1

:star: Buon San Valentino part 2


:star: Liechtenstein and the Hedgehog Country



:star:NEW:star: Centennial Gift



:iconhappyfemamericaplz:I was Overwhelmed by Heroines!

(I sound like Fem!America :'3)
'I'm the heroine! Don't do drugs kids!'

:star: BLOOPERS :star:
  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Hetalia
  • Watching: Hetalia
update: All winners have been announced. will be sent a note soon!
welp i'm starting the raffle now that i have some free time to judge the contest entry
the price list is:
P1.  monocolor headshots:  Elsa by Ex-Trident for 2 person
P2.  paint headshot: Raffle Prize: Hatsune Miku (Deep Sea Miku) by Ex-Trident for 2 person


How To Enter:

1. fave the journal
2. profit
(just fave and you're in the entry list :3)

and if you don't mind, do share
oryoucanjustfavitwithouttellinganyonesoyoucanwinthemallhuehuejk

Deadline:

28 july 2014

11 PM +7UTC

===================================================================
Winner list:
P1. 
Alex-Meraki
P2. 
Lady-Of-The-Void
P1. 
MissPrinceDev
P2. 
Lejinn
====================================================================
usual random.org for picking numbers
good luck peeps ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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  • Listening to: giji fukashigi
  • Reading: comments

SPECIAL SUSHI DOG EVENT ANNOUCED!

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 6:47 PM

The group :iconsushidogs: has hit 1,000+ members --

So it's time to reveal the special event that we have been hinting at!


The Summer Soosh Draw To Adopt!





Can you guess what they are? Keep an eye out for more news on the DTA within the next few days! c:



SimplySilent - Journal

Weekly 100 Points Giveaway - Week 2

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 23, 2014, 8:11 AM
Hi people. :iconfeelingfreeplz:

It's time for the second one :D


Bullet; Red How to participate.

Bullet; Yellow+fav This journal
:bulletyellow: Say something nice about the person who posted before you La la la la

:bulletblue: That's all :D

:bulletyellow: The winners will be announced in a week.
:bulletyellow: 4 winners ( 25 :points: each )

Good luck everyone :)


Free Drawing Raffle! (Thank you for 3K watchers)

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 5:32 PM
Wow today's pretty sweet because I finally finished a big commission that was dragging on and it seems that I finally reached 3000 watchers! I think I have extra time now to draw too!
jakjgkjgh, thank you everyone <: Haha so to commemorate this milestone I decided it's time for another free giveaway raffle yeey ~

This is to thank my watchers, so please if you're not one, refrain from entering sorry!

RULES
Rules are simple y'all. Just gotta:
:bulletwhite: Be a watcher
:bulletwhite: Favorite this journal so you get a number.
:bulletwhite: That's it! <: Raffle ends August 4, exactly one week from now.

WHAT DO YOU WIN?
A rendered bust drawing of any OC woo

Ex:C: Shion by Seo-JinC : Clair by Seo-JinC: Lunaria by Seo-JinC: Rosalyn by Seo-Jin

THANK YOU EVERYONE AND GOOD LUCK :heart::heart:
:iconlazecryplz:



Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #1

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:23 AM



 Commission: Mini Derp for Twitter-light by Sarilain Commission: Mini Derp for Windnara by Sarilain Commission: Mini Derp for Ruuchiya by Sarilain

Edit: Extending the time limit to 48 hours!
(This way it's more fair to those who might not get to log into dA until right before the deadline, I don't want anyone to miss out!)




After writing that journal about improvement and such, I thought it'd be a great idea to try hosting a 7 part art challenge to help motivate us!  If this goes well, I'll definitely host more in the future.

The theme this time will be "favourites", it should be simple enough for anyone to join.  I just hope it's not so simple it's boring, ahaha.x3



Part 1: Your favourite animal(s)!


Real or mythological, doesn't matter!




Raffle is Open!


4 winning numbers will be drawn in approximately 48 hours.  Winners will receive 50 :points: each.




How to Participate:



:bulletpink: Create any kind of artwork according to the prompt using any medium (pencil, digital, clay, photography, etc.)

:bulletpink: No premade linearts, unless it's made by you!  The idea is to challenge ourselves to create and improve!

:bulletpink: Submit your image to your gallery with "Art Challenge" in the title.

:bulletpink: You may join at any time you like, and skip parts if you like, it will affect your eligibility for the raffles however!

:bulletpink: Favourite this journal to enter the free points raffle.  Only those who complete the art prompt are eligible though!

:bulletpink: Linking back to this journal is appreciated, but not required!

:bulletpink: Comment with a thumb code or link to your entry, and I will add all of the participants to one of my favourites folders so everyone can see them.  I will also choose a few of my favourites to feature in the next journal.

:bulletpink: New prompts will be given every 48 hours (approx.).  If you'd like to keep up with the challenge, it might help to watch my journal at least, not required though!

:bulletpink: All skill levels are welcome!  This isn't a competition, so just have fun!




Completed Entries: sarilain.deviantart.com/favour…




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