Santa Sakky's Annual Plushie Giveaway! WINNERS!THE WINNER IS SafaiaSeidenkiSanta Sakky's Annual Plushie Giveaway! WINNERS!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The runner up winner is.... :iconAnimeRPGLover08: [:squee:]
YAY THANK YOU GUYS! I will be in touch with the winners soon to work out the details!! This was so much fun!! I hope to see you back here again next year! MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY WHATEVER, HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR! [La la la la]
What was Sakky's Annual Free Plushie Giveaway!?
Starting last year I decided to have a giveaway during the holiday season where one person would win a custom plushie made by me. You see, I have a week off between Christmas and New Years and while I'm SURE I could find plenty to do on my own in that time, I figure it's ALWAYS exciting to win something and I really like making things for people. Not everyone can afford a custom plushie so this is a fun and free way for people to have a
More Strange Meta Moments...So apparently, if the internet and tumblr is to be believed, that "warm kitty, soft kitty" song is a lot older than its appearance on Big Bang Theory. There seems to be a version from a 1990s kid show called Play School.More Strange Meta Moments...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Which. As many of you may know, had a young actor among its cast members named Philip Quast. Yes, that Philip Quast. And apparently he sang the song.
I know how a strange mental image of Quast!Javert replacing Jareth in 298.
What We Know KnowWe used to think a smile meant you were okay,What We Know Know2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We were wrong.
We used to think “I’m fine” was the truth,
We thought wrong.
We used to think depression and sadness were the same,
We were horribly wrong.
A smile can hide so much pain.
A smile on their face,
A sobbing person that night.
“I’m fine” are two simple words.
Sometimes they speak the truth.
Sometimes it’s a simple lie.
Depression is hidden,
In someone’s soul,
To never be seen.
We used to think we knew the truth about pa
So you want to digitizeIn this tutorial I'm going to attempt to explain how to autodigitize images into embroidery files. There are many different software programs out there. Here is a link to some free software called Stitch Era: http://www.imprimeo.net/howget.htmSo you want to digitize3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to digitize using PE Design Lite!
This software is best used in conjunction with an image editing program like Adobe Photoshop. I've found that PE Design Lite is quite finicky with colors so you need a high quality vector image of the design you want to digitize.
So the first thing you need to do is find or create your design. Once you have a good quality image open your software.
Note: PE Design Lite has only the most basic of functions. For more embroidery options you'll need to buy/download more advanced digitizing programs.
Step 1: Open software
Step 2: Import your image
This is the file I want to digitize:
Step 3: Click the autodigitize button and the color grid will pop up.
Your digitizing sof
Should Christians be tolerant?Should Christians be tolerant?Should Christians be tolerant?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today tolerance is being redefined to mean that all views are equally valid and all lifestyles equally appropriate. As such, the notion that Jesus is the only way is vilified as the epitome of intolerance. Rather than capitulating to culture, Christians must be equipped to expose the flaws of today's tolerance, while simultaneously exemplifying true tolerance.
First, to say all views are equally valid sounds tolerant but in reality is a contradiction in terms. If indeed all views are equally valid then the Christian view must be valid. The Christian view, however, holds that not all views are equally valid. Thus, the redefinition of tolerance in our culture is a self-refuting proposition. Moreover, we do not tolerate people with whom we agree; we tolerate people with whom we disagree. If all views were equally valid, there would be no need for tolerance.
Furthermore, today's redefinition of tolerance leaves no room for objective moral judgments. A modern
How to get a Secret submitted.. OPEN!Send your secret to DeviantArtSecret@gmail.comHow to get a Secret submitted.. OPEN!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are invited to anonymously contribute your secrets to DeviantArtSecret.
Each secret can be a regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession or childhood humiliation.
Reveal anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
For help or assistance, visit the INTERNATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WIKI.
One Secret at a Time per Person
Due to the size of DAS, it is necessary to limit submissions to one secret at a time per person.
DO NOT send in more than one secret at a time.
Always wait for your current secret to be submitted to DAS before sending in your next secret. This will also ensure that your secret is submitted in the order of when i
Happy National Beatles Day!!!Well, it's January 14th and you all know what that meansHappy National Beatles Day!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's National Beatles Day, everybody! Well, we are going to have a fun day, aren't we? :iconringoissuperhappyplz:
To make sure you're all Beatled out today, listen to their music, watch their movies and look at their pictures *drools*
You can even act like them too! It's so fun! I've tried it! :iconpaulissuperhappyplz:
Anyway, here is a list of things I should do today:
- Blast Beatles music on my docking station
- Watch A Hard Day's Night
- Play their music on my piano & guitar
- SING, obviously
- BEATLES ROCKBAND!
And we'll see how it goes from there
Have a great day!
Love you guys! Remember to keep watch for anything new on both this account and my new one! :iconCharlotte-Stone:
Yearly mottoSo mostly every one has n motto they use to motivate them in a task or for instance for a whole year....Yearly motto3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some use inspirational words from famous people..... some make up their own..... but some of us uses a Bible verse
and this year mine is ....... Philippians 3:14......
"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
To me this is a power verse.... when ever I will feel down I know through this I will gain the necessary strength
and will power to do what ever it takes to do my best to the the best of my abilities!!!!
I felt like sharing this with you guys because I know some one will be able to use this as a motivation.....
Watcher Feature! Over 200 featured!oops boopsWatcher Feature! Over 200 featured!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring some of you lovely people who watch me =U=
Deity by amberliniAutumn by RinermaiDesign commish: Astralwuff by SimonetryReturn the Favor by Wickerishgift by ChaiLeevesPanic by DYSPH0R1A:thumb356004175:Will I ever learn to to do the things I should? by KadinskiesThat look in your eyes by GingerFlight.:This is Home:. by rooklinqs:thumb364147237:CoS Assignment: Flawed Design by MagaSushiDeep Sea Divin' by Shrew-WiFiLights by R0CKERSWolfy Ref by CaptainCrabby:thumb339089626:When Words Remain by KitsanilThings That Wreck Me by idoartguyNo One Loves Me by svennybean:thumb282687387:.: Walking Around :. by indesomniacFlash by whitepupEgypt by Fileerabelly up by CathernaLeafwing:thumb363733094:Kai - Leader Header by BettaRaeAbove the World's Lamentation by SkyGazerr:Commish: Nekoro Doll by ATalkingDog:thumb423510007:Fish fish by PartialTopazmabel test derp by cats-go-quackA Line of Warriors by miudreamAntarctica by countingstarssFishy Thang by SveltaReliquary by MoonsongWolfI am the night by LiticaHarmonyDamnit by chromaticaa:thumb359337399:Colorfull. by FelkeziaRelax and get that stress off your back! by ObsidianthewolfAlley-Lucky(doesn't he look like Faulted? cx) by BriLuvsYouI Watched It Burn by RubyDachshund:thumb362476507::thumb347995341:Death for ShadowClan by JB-PawstepSowing Season by TECHNlCOLOURjumbo sketch4 by PurpleHopePrince of Peppers by JunPyo:thumb29
Encouragement for art studentsHey guys,Encouragement for art students10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Always being around students and teaching; there's something I've started to notice. I'm able to see which students push and have the strong desire to get better
and ones that draw with their mouth. I've stopped wasting time on the ones that draw with their mouth.
Most beginner students give up too easy. I see more potential in them then more advanced artists I draw with. There are some of my friends I stopped
calling out because I came to realize that they just kinda want to get better. ( I also don't want their attitude rubbing off on me.) They say they want to get better but it's clear that they just "kinda" want to get better. One guy asks a lot ," What are you working on? " As soon as I answer with explanation he always responds with, " Man I should be working on that." Then does nothing. Actually that's not true, he tells students the stuff I told him like he had figured it out. I don't mind becaus
' Job Descriptions★ Designer Class ★' Job Descriptions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a designer you help color, design, and fashion new sets of dolls/toys. This position is very important for the business.
The head of this department is celiere
With exceptional designing abilities, Inventors can fashion the most perfect dolls for any purpose or event, both quickly and efficiently. They also design zombie builds for the Assemblers, as well as inventing all sorts of things which will make running the store much easier.
Their work is usually commissioned by the best paying buyers. They often oversee the work of their Designers as well.
★ Craftsman Class ★
As a craftsman, your job is to assemble/build the toys and dolls. This job is also important. You alos engage in other jobs such as repairing broken toys.
The head of this department is Jubblier
Masters with a needle and thread, they usually fashion togethe
HELP our Gallery Moderator ^CREATIVEJENNPlease, ADD TO YOUR FAVS this journal, so it could appear in the journal dA front page (at the bottom) to bring this situation to a WIDER AUDIENCE and have more possibilites to HELP our Fanart Gallery Moderator TheCreativeJenn. After 2 days you can unfav it again if you wish. It's the less we could do for herHELP our Gallery Moderator ^CREATIVEJENN3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
[Bullet; Green] If you are a commissioner or if you are not but have just few seconds to help this kind soul, I invite you all to read this. TheCreativeJenn currently is in such a delicate situation.
[Bullet; Green] You can make a donation or even pre-order her dA prints. I already did my own donation
[Bullet; Green] Here you are her journal where TheCreativeJenn explains the situation:
Please add to your [+fav]FAVS this jo
PARIS MAYHEMSo me and my lovely new wife :iconmeeshkamodel: are in Paris it's great here, but there is so much to see its completely overwhelming.PARIS MAYHEM3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We rented a great loft with a projector, so we can watch movies but we are far too tired every night!!
Have you been to Paris?? If so what did you like the best, so far we went up the Eiffel Tower, went to the louvre, saw the musee d'orsay (another phenomenal museum) and went to montparnasse up this amazingly tall building and saw a great view of Paris.
I think the craziest thing is just how much famous and amazing artwork is here these people have painted murals that are just enormous and the detail is phenomenal. It's really crazy to think how long these pieces must have taken and that the kind of mastery of these classic artists doesn't really exist the same way anymore of course there are phenomenal artists now but this is something so different its a view every artist should see, a city every artist needs to visit.
Meesh and I did some romantic stu
Your NaNoWriMo Support!As promised, I'll be hosting a crap ton of chat events during November help keep all of you on track with your NaNo projects. And for those of you that have signed up with our poll, you'll also be receivingYour NaNoWriMo Support!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
angry mob filledmotivating notes. If you haven't signed up yet, all you have to do is drop a comment on the poll and you'll be added to the list.
Quick Refresher Course
If you don't know what NaNo is, please visit this journal for an explanation.
Word Wars Chats are a simple and easy way to get words down. Each event will have a different amount of rounds, but the concept is always the same. The host (inknalcohol) will give the Ready, set, start writing! and you'll write as fast as your fingers will allow you until the time runs out (we'll be usin
Developing Artists FAQHey everyone, just wanted to make a new journal about some stuff that's goin on in my head, and to those who care feel free to read.Developing Artists FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've just graduated with a BA in the Arts (WOW SOOOOO HARDCORE) in late April. Aside from handling small freelance and commission stuff between my spare time, I also started working full time at a local mobile game studio as a concept artist and animator.
Now thinking back on my journey so far, I've met a lot of obstacles and obviously overcame many of them, and the ones I didn't overcome I keep on trying. For the longest time, while being in this online art community filled with countless talents of various degrees, I have sought knowledge amongst the community here, and in turn people have also came asking for knowledge in return. While I specialize in the entertainment industry as a visual production and sometimes pre-production artist, there have been many learning curves that I had to tackle by myself, because lets face it, if school wa
N7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) artN7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mass Effect Fan Art by Lizzy-John
Someone Else Might Have Gotten It Wrong. by LemonSherman
Mass Effect Medieval by @DaveRapozaArt
Mass Effect: EDI by ruthieee
Mass effect 2 final shot by JJasso
Alistair and Sebastian - Mass Age by AndrewRyanArt
Commander Shepard by MagicnaAnavi
Mass Effect 2 - Asari by love-squad
Mass Effect 3 - Miranda by patryk-garrett
A Final Communique From the Front LinesA Philosopher-Poet’s Final Communique From the Front LinesA Final Communique From the Front Lines3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Following a riot last month in the same location, and in the footsteps of dozens before him, another Foxconn worker in China has hurled himself off the roof of a building within the Foxconn campus where many of the devices that surround us everyday are manufactured. Ipods, Ipads, Xbox's, etc.
Research reveals that decades ago…
A musician and poet with a lot on his mind recorded a demo of a song shortly before he was gunned down at a relatively young age in front of his apartment. At the time the demo was recorded, the track was intended for a former band mate’s solo album. Ironically, the title of that band mate’s soon to be released collection of songs was “Stop And Smell the Roses.” The vilified widow of this musician, whom in life he loved deeply, posthumously completed the track and set it for release.
I find these lyrics eerily observant of
Devious Minds: thornsthorns :iconthorns:Devious Minds: thorns4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
Ten years ago an online friend, alijha, linked to some of his work on dA.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
I didn't! I was off and on for 6 or 7 years focusing on marriage and real life.
In 2010 I decided to pursue writing more seriously. I tried participating in a few writing sites, but couldn't quite figure out how fit in. Then I remembered good old deviantART, that great community with a place for all types of artists. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what about the community makes it easier to fit in, but it's a priceless quality I haven't found anywhere else.
What is the story behind your username?
As a teenager I stole the name from a song to compensate for my lack of originality. It was Thorns by Wumpscut, which was recommended to me by alijha as well. (Alijha also performed my wedding ceremony and I
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
5 Ways To Get People To Look At Your ArtIt's surprising how many people out there produce good art, but don't get the recognition they deserve. I have some really good friends who are amazing at what they do, and yet only get a small amount of traffic on their artworks/dA pages.5 Ways To Get People To Look At Your Art5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's what I think you need to do to more recongition, no matter how good at art you art.
ONE - N E T W O R K
The more you put yourself out there, the more available you become to people, the more people will come to you.
Be nice, don't demand they visit your page.
Favourite Other Artworks
The more you favourite, the more people will become aware of you, some will visit your page - your art - and say thankyou. It's a nice, easy way of gaining recognition, especially if you have something good to show people when they do say thankyou.
Comment on Other Artists pages
Appreciate their art, and they will do so in return. Give t
PTSD Awareness Day"I was a monster. The littlest of things would set me off. I was screaming, looking for a fight. There was so much rage inside of me. In the end, I guess I was mad at myself...for surviving."PTSD Awareness Day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I still hear the screams, I still smell the blood. I can still taste the dust on my lips. Every time I close my eyes, my heart leaps into my throat when I see that missing wall, the dust billowing out. I still feel my throat going raw as I scream for the two that we knew were underneath the rubble. I still feel his swollen, bloody hand in mine as he fights to live...."
Sometimes I hurt the ones that I love the most, even though they're the ones that I need the most...because there's so much pain and anger and hurt going on inside of my head and my heart that I just don't know what to do with it. I feel like there's no way to say that I'm sorry enough.
He tells me that I've s
Less Than 10,000 : Under-Appreciated FeatureThis article features artists with less than 10,000 pageviews at the time of the preparation of the issue. Some of the deviations merit more constructive comments and s, but they all deserve a bit more exposure, if not the deviation, then the deviant themselves.Less Than 10,000 : Under-Appreciated Feature4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Clover Fairy by beePear P-47 Thunderbolt Finished by hobbnob1 Burning Aries Charge by FireWario
Deathwing vs. Alduin by Jorsch Storm in a Teacup by RiyuXD Ocean Life by CrimzonLogic
Voices in the Night by FluorescentGent meow. by alicekazam Cloud Titans by sullivanwest
blue by brynisch The world Above by DiHydrogenO
Painting in the Sky by Arany-Photography Rainbow raindrops by VampireGirl444 Lady of the Tree by Hatori-no-Uta
Chilly winterday II by Sanctus87 O M G 2 by precious10
Lumi One by auto64 Softness by stellar-happiness Sunset by Siddif
Reservoir McPhee by hextakeshold Bird Cherry by fastidious-cat
sometimes. by TheyCallMeUrska :thumb269904725: la vista desde arriba by tiffntay
Standing At Ease by mackattack893 :
Recent censorship bills violate the ICCPRSOPA/PIPA/ACTA and the all of the rest of the censorship bills violate international law.Recent censorship bills violate the ICCPR4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Article 19(2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: "Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice."
The censorship law that have been being made these past months violate this law that has been ratified by almost every country in the world including the USA and Europe.
THe NDAA in the US violates Arcticle 14(2) and Article 6 of the ICCPR:
Article 14(2): "Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall have the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law."
Article 6(1): "Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life."&
Challenge 4: Yellow - TOP 5Dear all friends,Challenge 4: Yellow - TOP 53 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for late result but we have more entries this time, and even more amazing works .
With a lot of entries therefore it took me while to choose top 5. This time, so many good entries with great concepts. It's really hard for me to pick 5 only.
I don't pick the top 5 base on drawing skills only but also the concept of their entries. But there were more than 20 entries I want to pick as winners :C. But don't worry, we will have more challenges in future.
I think there are too many good entries, top 5 are not enough actually. We call it top 5 but actually I think there are at least top 20 or more, since this time, so so many lovely entries . How about giving out top 10 in next challenge (when we have enough point again, yes). People will get 100 points each, less points but more people who will get it. How do you think about it? Because I think actually this is not a contest, it's just a little challenge for fun and a reason to draw more, practice mo