5 Unanswered QuestionsA few times a week I'll get questions in the form of “notes” on dA, emails, and private messages on Twitter, but I'm sorry to say that I don't normally find the time to answer them. But I've saved the most interesting ones in hopes I'd answer them during a slow work day. That day is today.5 Unanswered Questions3 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Most of these questions are paraphrased, or a mix of two different questions.)
1. You charge way too much for commissions (between $1000-$3000 for 11x17). How do you justify that?
I agree it's a lot of money. When I first started pricing commissions so high, it was for 2 reasons: I only had time for a handful a year, and having a commission list stressed me out. I priced them high so less people would ask. Commissions are nice, but I see it as a short term money game, whereas working on creator-owned properties is more lucrative over time when you think about prints, t shirts, licensing, etc.
The work I put into a 1k commission is the same I'd put into a Batman cover. And I sell B
Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Thanks for the info on reindeer gender-antler technicalities. I did learn this in my teens, but I just kind of enjoy drawing the deer as white-tails like I did as a kid. I know it's incorrect, but the nostalgia factor is more fun for me. Merry Christmas fellow biology nerds!
When I was would little, my obsessive love for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would inspire me to draw Santa's eight reindeer to string together for Christmas decorations around the house. Even as a kid, I wanted some of the reindeer to be girls (it only seemed fair) and Dancer, Vixen and Cupid where always featured without antlers to show Santa didn't discriminate against the does!
So here's sweet-natured Cupid to wish you Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful day, everyone!
Contest Closed!Contest Closed!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you like the contest, please help to support it and spread the word by faving this Journal, or linking to it somewhere. Scroll down for absolutely amazing list of contest prizes you can win.
Please read everything carefully and if there's something you don't understand, or you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
An artwork of your animal friend
By an animal friend, I mean your own pet, but it can also be your family pet, family dog for example, as well as some animal you're closely connected to and love very much, like that one special horse of your granddad's you made friends with and love to ride.
Does my animal friend have to be..uhm...alive?
No. I even encourage making an artwork of an animal you loved very much, but unfortunately is no longer with you, for whichever reason. Always wanted to draw your dog you spent so many wonderful years together? Now's a good time.
Introduce us to your animal friend
Vlog, My spare time.Hey guys this is meant to be a funny little video for yo to watch.Vlog, My spare time.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like always thanks for watching <3
Ps: Icons/emoticons that I am in love with.
Limited Edition Giveaway : Winners!Thanks everyone for entering, here are the winners, congratulations!Limited Edition Giveaway : Winners!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and here is the screenshot.
I have noted the winners, please reply within 24 hours or I will choose another person.
Also, I noticed a lot of participating artists entered, I packed a set in each artist's package so you guys all will receive a set
Many of you are probably aware that we did a giveaway on Tumblr and Facebook a while back - don't worry we haven't forgotten about it.
We apologize for the delay; we were busy with preorders.
Tumblr winners have been notified, but there is a problem with Facebook due to privacy settings.
We could only see the list of people who shared the post AND had a "public" profile. And as you all know, many people have their Facebook on private because of security reasons. We didn't know this before the giveaway because we aren't that familiar with Facebook.
To make up for this, we are giving away
Quickie update-- thanks and apologiesHey all---- I thought I'd come up for air for a few seconds to give a quick update.Quickie update-- thanks and apologies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been seeing lots of comments asking about why I don't answer messages or post more art. I want to offer my apologies. I just get so, so many notes, and my work is especially demanding these days. To top it all off, the last 6 months have been kind of rough for me personally and the combination of all these elements just means I don't have the time to answer.
Still, I want to thank every one for the constant supply of kind words, inspiring stories and compliments. I do get to read most of your notes (I think--- I hope!!) and the vast majority are so thoughtful. And with the kind of year I've had, it really lifts my spirits.
I'm hoping that by the end of the year, maybe during Thanksgiving or Christmas break, I'll be able to put together an FAQ. Lots of people ask for advice on how to get into animation, and I plan on answering that on
The Reputation of Bronies- EDIT- Derpy Hooves[EDIT]The Reputation of Bronies- EDIT- Derpy Hooves3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made this blog originally BEFORE I had caught wind of the whole Derpy fiasco that's been going on. I'm a bit slow like that, with my lack of internet. But what I've seen this morning has caused me to NEED to bring this issue up with all of you, so please read this and take it as seriously as you took the previous one.
First of all, what I would like to point out from the previous post is that a lot of people were surprised, some even disbelieving, that bronies were trolling each other. Well, I'm here to show you some of the nasties that I've seen. I will only show you a link to ONE case, but know there are many more.
Someone showed me a deviant who had been brutally harassed by FiM bronies, because she was friends with an animator of the G1 MLP show. This animator was also brutally assaulted verbally, with threats on his life from hysterical bronies who hate the G1 show. Now, obviously, not everyone is like this. But there is enough bronies out there who are "FiM purist" enoug
THE OC CONTEST (New deadline)Hello everyone!THE OC CONTEST (New deadline)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you probably know by now, I'm holding a contest!
Here's what ya need to do!:
You can browse my Oc folder... http://s-j-art.deviantart.com/gallery/31642699?offset=0
And pair up two of my OC's or one of my OCs with one of yours!
The pairs don't have to be straight!
When you've finished drawing the chosen pair, please post the link in the comments!
Here's the awesome part!
1st: 300 POINTS! With a group based around the couple you paired. A fully coloured picture of the OC's with special effects. And a llama!
2nd: 50 POINTS! With a llama! And one free request!
3rd: 15 POINTS! With a llama!
[Hug]It will be judged on your creativity! And don't worry if you 'can't draw' EVERY art is accepted![Hug]
[Glomp!]Make sure you let me know if you're entering by telling me in the comments![Glomp!]
[I'll be your huckleberry!]DEADLINE: 20th January 2012![I'll be your huckleberry!]
Breaking into Comics the Marvel way**Reproduced from Bleeding Cool -->http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/03/29/the-magic-formula-for-breaking-into-comics-the-marvel-way-at-eccc/Breaking into Comics the Marvel way9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Erik Grove writes for Bleeding Cool from ECCC in Seattle,
Every comic convention I’ve ever been to has had a “breaking into comics” panel. It’s a no-brainer. When you ask creators what question they are usually asked most, most say it’s “how did you break in?”I’ve been to several of these panels. It’s how I first met Rich Johnston actually (though I’m sure he doesn’t remember it) at NYCC when he was on a panel with C.B. Cebulski back before Bleeding Cool was a glimmer in his eye. [I have tried to block all such events from my mind - Rich] The truth is that a lot of fans(and some journalists) look at comics and think “I want to do that!” and search for a magic formula to accomplish it. We
SOPA?!!!!SOPA . . .SOPA?!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is SOPA?
It is the most dumbest thing that the U.S. has ever done!!! That is what it is!!
Why would they censor the internet?! I know there are alot of bad things that are placed on here but who cares!
Well I do care but that doesn't mean you can get rid of every single site that has some sort of meaning in my life as well as others! This includes GaiaOnline, Deviantart, Google, ect.
Is there a need for this?
I mean if you do this to us, your are taking away our freedom to express ourselves to the world!
Many people don't just go on the internet to look up porn and other shit relating to it! Many people on here to express themselves like this website! It is meant to express yourself through writing, drawing, photography, ect! Colleges look through websites to see if your fit enough to go to their college!
INTERNET = OPPURTUNITY TO SHOW YOURSELF TO THE WORLD
I know some people are for this and that is fine, that is your opinion and I respect it though I don't agre
Doomy Zim-ness one and all.T'was the night before Christamas and all through the lab, not a creature was happy, not even glad!Doomy Zim-ness one and all.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There were no stockings hung up with care, just Electrical tubes hangging in air.
There wasn't anyone sleeping snugly in bed, just a puzzled Irken, scratching his head.
He sat there pondering as Gir snoozed away, and asked "What is the point of so called 'christmas day?'
The humans are jolly, the humans are kind, what's wrong with these people?! have they lost their mind?!"
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, Zim sprang from his chair to see what was the matter.
"I see you there Dib, with your clever desguise!!" "I'm not wearing one!" Dib said with exhasperated sighs.
"What do you want?! Can't you see i'm working?" "On christmas eve?" dib said, slightly smirking.
"What is it to you, stinking Dib thing? your very sight makes my amazing eyes sting!
"Leave this lawn before I blow you up"! Zim screamed at dib, feeling quite fed-up.
"Alright! fine! you don't have to sc
News to know: beware of phishing scams!There is currently an individual or group of individuals who have created a fake deviantART login page, and they're using hijacked accounts to continue to share the URL of the fake page.News to know: beware of phishing scams!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please spread the word:
If you click a link that directs you through the deviantART "There Be Monsters Out There" outgoing link page and you unexpectedly return back to deviantART while logged out, check the URL of where you are before entering any of your details.
The proper URL for the actual deviantART login page is: deviantart.com/users/login. (Note that there is nothing between "deviantart" and "com" except for a "dot.")
If you find yourself unexpectedly logged out after clicking an offsite link, immediately check the URL to see if anything extra has been added -- this would indicate that you are in fact on a third-party website masquerading as deviantART. For example, if the URL reads something like deviantart.[som
Twilight Sparkle and Spike Icons:icontwilightsparkleplz::icontwilight-sparkle::icontwilightnoesplz::icontwilightfacehoofplz::icontwilightderpplz::iconfacehoofplz::icontwilightfirerageplz::icontwilight-rageplz::iconsadtwilightplz::icontwilightponyplz::iconhappytwilightplz::icontwilighteyerollplz::icontwilightshappyplz::icontwilightfillyplz::icontwilightconfusedplz::icontwilightrageplz::icontwilightheeplz::icontwilightdanceplz::iconsarcastictwilightplz::iconclopplz::iconcantclopplz::iconmegustatwiplz::icontwilightomfgplz::icontwilightwtfplz::icontwilightwhatplz::icontwilightsmileplz::iconwtftwilightplz::icontwilightbookfortplz::icontwilight-rapefaceplz::icontwilightepicsmileplz::icontwilighthappyplz::iconpsychotwilightclap::iconinsanetwilightplz: :iconcreepytwilightplz::iconcrazytwilightplz::icontwilightscaryderpplz::icontwilightscaryplz::iconplottingtwilightplz::icontwilightcrazyplz::icontwilightbookfortplz::icontwipinkiesmileplz::icontwilightrapeface::iconflankoflifeplz::iconsoakingtwilightplz::icontwilightchallengepTwilight Sparkle and Spike Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In your opinionWhich GrimDark fic is more fucked up?In your opinion3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rainbow Factory https://docs.google.com/document/d/1td5r9BGGA7l2-rnlFTnVrJN2NdZclcVWUMoCqaSujnM/edit?hl=en_GB or Cupcakes https://docs.google.com/document/d/14lgUY7yfbooT5IT6miNNbPqSY_qLA9aiVMjsEpszePk/edit?hl=en#
"Rainbow Factory" Dash vs Pinkie "Cupcakes" Pie.
WHO IS DEADLIEST?
Applejack and Family Icons:iconmlpapplejackplz::iconapplejacknoesplz::iconapplejackishappyplz::iconapplejackwooplz::iconapplebuckplz::iconapplejackderpplz::iconapplejackisdizzyplz::iconajfillytrollfaceplz::iconapplejackproudplz::iconapplejack-umadplz::iconapplejackrageplz::iconapplejacktrollplz::iconbr0ny::iconapplejackisayplz::iconapplejackreally: :iconapplejackfillysad::iconapplejackwhatplz::iconapplejackfillyplz::iconapplejackwaitwhatplz::iconapplejackisplzedplz::iconapplejackfcknoplz::iconapplejackgrossplz::iconapplejacksmileplz::iconapplejackgaspplz::iconliarjackplz::iconapplejackislying::iconajliarplz::iconmoreapplesplz::iconajhmmplz::iconthankyakindlyplz::iconapplejackshockedplz::iconapplejackplz::iconapplejackmadplz::iconapplejackshoutplz::iconapplejackishighplz::iconapplejacknahplz::iconapplejackwooplz::icongo-onapplejackplz::iconmlpajcrowdsurf1plz::iconmlpajcrowdsurf2plz::iconapplejacklieplz::iconajawkwardsmileplz::iconfullapplesplz::iconapplejackohnoplz::iconapplejackscaredplz::iconajwthplz::iconajisApplejack and Family Icons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!Spam is a constant thorn in the side of every Internet user's daily life. From the mundane to the surreal, these emails appear in our inboxes so frequently, messages from South African attorneys offering $10 million dollars get marked as spam without a second thought to savvy users.deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We define spam as the misuse of communication systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately to our deviants. Typically, the content of spam messages is aimed at advertising a product that is often counterfeit or potentially malicious. With the rise of social networking, there's been an increase in more direct spamming -- companies who directly target your social network profiles.
"Over the last few years, deviantART has had a small but unfortunate stream of such abuse. Usually, it’s as easy as banning the offending members and moving on to more pressing problems, but recently something happened that caused us to re-evaluate how we handle spam issues."
Get Your Own Creepy Pony!I know some people are interested in buying Creepy Pony art of their original character ponies, and I'd love to get a little extra money, so here's the deal:Get Your Own Creepy Pony!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prices are (in USD):
$25 black and white ponies
+ $20 each extra pony
$30 colored ponies
+ $20 each extra pony
Payments must be sent by Paypal.
Here is how my commission slots work. I will take a couple of commissions at a time, and when they are finished I will open up more slots. When I open the slots, I will post a journal saying so and tell you the number of slots that I've opened. This is the time to send a note. If you send a note before I open slots or after they have filled up, I will not take your commission. You will have to wait until more slots open up to try again.
If you get one of the slots, I will put you on the "Reserve
DA Hacker! D:I know its been copy and pasted a lot but I couldn't help being safe o3oDA Hacker! D:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FOR THE GOOD OF YOUR DA ACCOUNT PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!
OK, so many of you have heard this already, but there's a hacker going around on DA, he's getting into peoples accounts, and even worse, he deactivates them completely. There is a way to avoid this though, if you ever get an email from nobody@Da.com or something like that, asking you to change your passwords, don't do it, it's a trick to get your account hacked, just delete the email as soon
below is a message (from microsoft I believe) that is warning people of a massive hacker, and the steps you need to take to stop him from getting you.
IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON ( SIMON25@HOTMAIL.CO.UK ) CONTACTS YOU THROUGH EMAIL DON'T OPEN THE MESSAGE. DELETE IT BECAUSE HE IS A HACKER!!
TELL EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST BECAUSE IF SOMEBODY ON YOUR LIST ADDS HIM THEN YOU WILL GET HIM ON YOUR LIST. HE WILL FIGURE OUT YOUR ID COMPUTER ADDRESS, SO COPY AND PASTE THI
A Guide To Using The DeviantART Chat RoomsI asked my evil friend Evil-e33 to help me write a nifty guide to using the Chat Rooms on DeviantART. I did all the work and she poked me repeatedly in the left arm (which is now bruised) and came up with witty one liners that make me look foolish.A Guide To Using The DeviantART Chat Rooms6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, as for being helpful, we failed, but this is what happened anyway...
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH Where am I?!?!?!
BloodshotInk says: Hello there, welcome to dAmn. dAmn stands for deviantART Messaging Network and includes the forums and the chat rooms.
This guide is for the chat rooms, using them, and becoming accustom to them.
Evil-e33 says: The first rule about dAmn club is we don't talk about dAmn club.
BloodshotInk says: Luckily dAmn is not a club. So lets move on.
dAmn is moderated by MN@ staff. You can tell who these scary people are by looking for the @ symbol by their usernames. (Usernames are listed on the right). All Official chatrooms are moderated by the MN@ Team. Generally speaking,
I am not the creator of Powerpuff Girls......or Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. I just worked on them. Those shows were created by Craig McCracken, who happens to be my husband, so I can see how people might get confused.I am not the creator of Powerpuff Girls...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know most of you know that, but it's seems a lot of people are getting that mixed up.
midaight's informationok so here is all the info on my ponysona midnight-eclipse, i am re-writting it in a paragraph kinda like a story so it may be dissoreintingmidaight's information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
firstly i am the brother to applejack, celestia, luna, apple bloom and i think big macentosh. my family history (or at least my story of it) will be posted as a story later. i am maried to pinkiepie and had a chold with her named meeki eclipse. i am also the lord of death so esentially i am the equestrian grim reaper though i rarely go to the underrealm/hell. i live in a masion like house (really big house) which is located right beside twilight's. i have relitives on both the royal family and apple family which will be explained in my story. my pet/pets are a white wolf named willa but she is more of a friend because she lives with me and can speak english. my true pet is the bat from the epsoide where dashie gets a pet. i am an alicorn and am very strong with both magic and flight, i also know a spell that turns anypony it's casted on into an an