SenshiStock To Go! Book Kickstarter Update!HELP GET MY NEW BOOK PRINTED! CLICK HERE FOR KICKSTARTER!SenshiStock To Go! Book Kickstarter Update!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 6/12: Check out this interview I did with jademacalla about the Kickstarter, life, plush making, my handsome husband, and my controversial new business card. ;D
UPDATE 6/11: AnimeNEXT was awesome and now THE PROJECT IS FUNDED!!! So awesome!! Thank you everyone! I posted the shirt design as well as the new pack of stock to reward everyone for helping me hit 75% by June 9th.
The lower reward levels (the digital stock and the shirt) are super important to the success of the project. These lower levels help with the subsidized price of the book, so if you are interested in supporting me and the project but you don't necessarily need or want the book, please consider these lower levels! ^____^
If we get 100 books o
Art History - Interview with SylwiaTelari:iconarthistoryproject: :iconcommunityrelations:Art History - Interview with SylwiaTelari3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As part of Traditional Art History Month I will be interviewing some of the Traditional Art Community, including your lovely TradART Community Volunteers
Today it's the lovely STelari, your Community Volunteer for Traditional Art
Hi STelari, tell us a little about yourself and your style of Art.
I'm a creation addict... and my name is Sylwia (: My personality and interests are clearly visible in what and how I do; a bit twisted, with a creepy shell, sometimes rigid, but I tend to hide a smile in details that require your search.
I'm crazy about trying new things and techniques and what you can see in my dA gallery is just a tip of an iceberg.
What is it that attracts you to Traditional Art?
It's traditional (: Anything I do has a connection to the past and it gives me a chill when I think that some of the techni
So I heard you like emotes? - Vol 126 - relaunchedSeries re-launchSo I heard you like emotes? - Vol 126 - relaunched3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
After quite a gap I've decided to try re-launching my long running emote news article series. I've had a couple of people mention how much they enjoyed it and now I've got a bit of extra time I feel I can give it another go. It's coming back in near the same format and with a slight change to the name 'So I heard you like emotes??' instead of the old 'So i herd u liek emotes??' as I wanted to drop the chatspeak element. I hope to post it every 1-2 weeks depending on how busy the community is at the time - So if you want more frequent articles keep posting more art .
If you enjoy the series please do let me know, and if you have any suggestions or news you'd like advertised give me a note
As a fan of The Avengers I thought both of these Avengermotes sets by EmotiKai were rather clever and well designed. Each of the characters is easily recognisable and nicely pixell
The Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of DecayThe Dead Places: The Visual Delicacy of Decay3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Pontiac by PionierUK
The Dead Places
The Visual Delicacy of Decay
It’s easy to think of art in terms of what is instantly pleasing to the eye, artworks which
evoke a feeling of joy and hopefulness and blissful peacefulness or ecstatic exultation.
This is the consideration of art as something that helps propel us forward through life – to out future great
deeds, our career victories, or dreams of coming big events. But there is a peak to every life. At some point all
people, and all places, and even all ideas have to begin the inevitable decline that is the other balancing half of a lifetime.
The Ultra Plz Page: Part 27Post your PLZ's here in the comments for easy community access:The Ultra Plz Page: Part 274 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are just some of the PLZ accounts. Enjoy:
Check all Journal entries for more!!!!
*Art Journal (Part 1: Introduction to Art)Note : I greatly appreciate anyone who has taken the time to skim through the following. I don't expect anyone to give this a thorough read as it's pretty long (~5,000 words for this part excluding external readings) and some sections may not apply to you as well, in fact I almost don't recommend it unless you really have the time for it.*Art Journal (Part 1: Introduction to Art)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, I hope in some way this journal and future parts will help out.
There are no excuses to not draw.
"... whatever excuse you have stuck in your head isn't true. Sometimes we get these absurd notions stuck in our head so hard that it seems like an insurmountable fact. Sometimes a friend tells us we can't do it. Sometimes our family members think its a waste of time. Sometimes complete strangers *redacted* on our artwork so hard we feel like complete losers. But none of them are right. YOU. CAN. DO. IT." -Shawn McCauley
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The Common Excuses List by Shawn McC
CONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)CONTEST CLOSED, NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTEDCONTEST: DESIGN AN OC, WIN A TABLET (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ENTERING, AND GOOD LUCK!
(PLEASE CONSIDER CHECKING OUT MY OTHER CONTEST TOO- THERE'S TWO MORE CHANCES TO WIN A TABLET!)
(If you entered and don't see your entry listed below, let me know ASAP!)
:iconyixeirt: OC Design Contest Entry: Anya by Yixeirt
:icondandandanao: The werewolf Kamal by dandandanao
:iconwaterdragontonx94: Venom contest: Villa Vesna by WaterdragonTonx94
:iconFires-storm: Maxamillion Stone by Fires-storm
:icongranoidzo: Kierra (contest entry) by granoidzoKierra close up ver. by granoidzo
:iconveritas-night: Zhizhu-jing Bio by veritas-nightZhizhu-jing by veritas-night
:iconspadiekitchenqueen: Interview with a Vouivre by spadiekitchenqueen
:iconFelixuta: Design Roswitha by FelixutaRoswitha Portrait by FelixutaRoswitha Amsel by FelixutaI hate them by Felixuta
:iconMansdefenderOakgrove: Contest own charakter Nacken by MansdefenderOakgrove
Deviation in storage, Aprende a usarlo ¿Alguna vez te ha pasado? : Que ves algún dibujo tuyo en tu galería que ya no te gusta ¿Y has querido eliminar?Deviation in storage, Aprende a usarlo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"¿En que rayos estaba pensado cuando hice esto?" ToT
"Ay que feo dibujaba antes , no se como la gente decía que era lindo, ahora dibujo mucho mejor" -w-U
"Simplemente quiero borrar algunos dibujos de mi cuenta :/ "
¿Han pasado por tu cabeza?...Tomar la decisión de borrar trabajos de la galería es muy personal, pero a veces no debe ser tan drástico y llegar al punto de cambiar de cuenta tan solo por no querer perderlos ( ya que muchos artistas no tienen respaldo de sus trabajos y todo lo guardan en DA) entonces se ven en el dilema de "desaparécelos para siempre" o "conservarlos" y crear una nueva cuenta, aun así esto implique "tirar todo a la basura" (Watchers, faves, amigos, comentarios, etc.) para poder así iniciar una "nueva vida" con nueva cuenta o simplemente vivir con la carga de ver esos dibujos en su gallery
decisionAyer recibí una noticia. Una ex compañera de la preparatoria murió de un derrame cerebral...y eso me puso a pensar. Cuanto tiempo ella paso estudiando. Nunca se imagino que a la edad de 22 años moriría de esta manera.decision4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Siempre solemos pensar que la vida nos dará tiempo. Que ahora no somos felices pero que algún día lo seremos. que tendremos tiempo de volvernos mas sabios y que algún día encontraremos las respuestas a nuestras dudas y temores.. Pero que pasaría si la muerte nos sorprende de golpe como le paso a esta mujer. Simplemente ya no hubo mas tiempo. Y si yo muriera mañana. .. Y tuviera el tiempo de escribir una carta que palabras dejaría. Mis mas grandes temores. Que nunca pude saber lo que es amar y ser amado. Que nunca concluí mis sueños de ser autor de cómics. Nunca pude conocer a mis hijos, o nunca pude entender lo que significaba vivir realmente. y todas
One more thing about 'First time'Kurt's bucket list-One more thing about 'First time'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
05. Have relations on a dewy meadow of lilac with Taylor Lautner before he gets fat
63. Lay a rose at the birthplace of Noel Coward
85. Get into Julliard
86. Arrive at school in a hot air balloon
87. Become CEO of Logo
88. Find the right combination of colognes to match my unique body chemistry
89. Attend a circuit party on Fire Island
First of all I like the idea of him as a CEO of a fashion company, it suits him better than acting in my opinion. I've always thought he would be good at fashion.
Second, how will he know if they match his body chemistry?
Third and most important to me, I wonder if he realizes that lilac is a shrub and doesn't really come in meadow form?
Awesome Artist now open for Commissions!Wonderful and talented artist :iconxclubearx: is now taking commissions! She's pretty full for March, but don't hesitate to ask about future commissions!! She has a queue and I strongly recommend getting on it (I know I did)Awesome Artist now open for Commissions!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Information here: http://fav.me/d5u7tsk
Her style is wonderful and I love her colors
Some commission examples:
So, what are you waiting for? Go! Get them while you can!!
Ignore This Random JournalEDITIgnore This Random Journal4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You might want to read some comments here for some more little clue and a param.
Have you ever wonder how to create a fractal like this:
Well, those fractals are from two different fractal style, joined togehter into one single apo flame via xaos. a flame become the filler for the plastic bubble style. The first one is juliaN fractal joined with plastic bubble. The second one is mobius gasket inside plastic bubbles. The third one is plastic bubbles inside plastic bubbles. And the last one is julian/ring2 flame inside palstic bubbles.
Worry not. I'm here to tell you the secret The secret is xaos. So, on this journal, i'll write about how to create it. At first, i want to make this explanation as a tutorial. you know, jpeg based tutorial like i ussually do. But after some consideration, i think it's better to just explain it here. The reason is because this trick need s
Kuroshitsuji Plz #1 Kuroshitsuji Plz // Page : 1 2Kuroshitsuji Plz #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book10 things to ask before you draw a Children's Book2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Artwork copyright © Wilson Williams, Jr.
With the growth in popularity of the e-book many authors are seeing a glimmer of hope and realizing that they can get their work out there without having to break into the velvet roped publishing house exclusive party. This means that you will begin to get even more solicitations from those authors looking for artists to bring visuals to their words.
If you have a website or have done any degree of online advertising of your artwork, you have probably gotten an e-mail with a similar message as the title. If not, you will at some point. It's best to be prepared now. For those who have gotten it, nine times out of ten you aren’t sure how to respond to it, what should you ask, how do you respond?
I was tired of retyping essentially the same letter over and over again. I finally saved a template of the letter I use in this situation
5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
No More Excuses Submit Your Writing To These Journals
Many of us — especially writers — find ourselves buried beneath a growing pile of books we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t been able to find the time. More depressing is the even longer list of book titles we know we need to read. The pile gets higher, the list gets longer every day. There’s always another seminal classic we haven’t gotten around to. It
HandbagsEvery girl needs at least one.Handbags3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went for my pre-op exam last Thursday. Mixed reviews. My labs came back good. A1C is down to 6.2. Did not pass the EKG. The beat in the atrial (top chambers) of my heart are too long. Have to see a heart specialist Tuesday. I'll update when I get home. My Dr. said it's nothing dangerous, but must be checked out before surgery. Murphey is riding my shoulder again. Other than that I am having fun teasing the residents of the building. They are such fun. They love my hair. Some of them will even pet it. I measured my braid, from the hairband on the ponytail to the end and it's over 28 inches long. I can't measure it when it's down, but it comes past the end of my spine. I promised Mom I wouldn't cut it again, so we shall see how long it gets. I'll get my daughter to take some pics when she
Journal Dividers~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Journal Dividers5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a bunch of Journal Dividers I've found here on DA! Hope you like them!
...*If you can't copy and paste the icons the copy and paste the codes below.
Gender Neutral Dividers .:. Dividers that aren't necessarily girly.
Umi outfit design competition CLOSEDOk everyone the competition is now officially CLOSED Thank you sooooo much to everyone who entered I CAN'T BELIEVE SO MANY OF YOU ENTERED! @____@;; I have NO idea how I'm gonna pick the winners (there was only meant to be one but there's no way I can stick to that) :iconlazycryplz: Things are back to being hectic for me now that I'm back at work so it'll be a few days before I announce the winners (probably this weekend)Umi outfit design competition CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO THE 1ST OF MAY
My lovely friend Emi has offered to donate an extra prize. The winner will also get a full body colored picture from :iconxxEmiChanxx:
:iconkishi-Amako: has kindly offered to donate a pixel chibi to the winner ^^ ~<3
Would you be interesting in winning an Umi necklace AND a signed sketch of your OC from me like the pictures below?
Touhou Crossover Fanart Competition!UPDATE OF UPDATE! submission is closed! There might be activity for people that have contacted me so don't worry about thatTouhou Crossover Fanart Competition!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For judging I will need to contact everyone and there will be some behind the scenes stuff... (seriously how are we supposed to judge everyone's amazing efforts, this is overdrive) I am not giving a date when the winners are announced. But I will follow the timeline mentioned before.
A question about edits- minor edits are allowed. For example changing of levels/channels or if you forgot to colour one bit. Big changes means that regardless of the time you entered I will move your entry to the late folder. I've capped all the submissions!
Thank you very much! Hosting this contest, I'm really happy i did it!
Update: There have been a lot of people asking for an extension with this contest... And I'll feel really horrible to decline when people are working hard!
EDIT: Thank you! And Nadare fans?! OTLdkfajslfkEdit 2: :iconcannotevenplz:EDIT: Thank you! And Nadare fans?! OTLdkfajslfk2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU DOLLS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!! :icondesucraiplz: :iconaawplz:
EDIT: Even more art... :icontearplz:
But...I mean....you guys....I can't even believe there are people that like Nadare so much... :iconanoplz: I didn't think he would be so well-received...but...now he has the best girlfriend in the world (Nagisa), the best bffs (Keita and Dou), and just amazing amazing friends....I....it just makes me so happy that my shy baby is loved. :iconpapcryplz:
THANK YOU SO MUCH, NADARE FANS. YOU MAKE HIM FEEL SO LOVED >w
1600 Total Points Give Away!Hey Guys! Today's the Third Anniversary of when I uploaded the very first page to my Doctor Whooves Comic. As a thank you for all the support I would like to give something back. I know it isn't much, but it's a start. I might do more give aways in the the near future.1600 Total Points Give Away!1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
There will be three winners.
1st Place: 1000 DA Points.
2nd Place: 400 DA Points
3rd Place: 200 DA Points
There are only two rules
1) You have to fave this Journal
2) Be a Watcher (Doesn't matter if you're new or old!)
Telling me in a comment which one of my finished comics you enjoyed the most : )
Doctor Whooves (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
I Care (Drama/Slice of Life)
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.Become a better artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
ShoutoutsJust a shoutout to some amazing, amazing peopleShoutouts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I don't know where I'd be without you. I really don't
I could write an essay but
:iconoldschoolownedplz: Just take my hugs instad
It's been, what, four years now? I'm so glad I've gotten to know you. You've been so amazing to me, and always with great logic and reasoning that some people sorely lack. It's been amazing knowing you
akjsdha stay awesome
My Soul Sister.
So glad we met
And feelsshare times are always just jashdashd
You are awesome.
Even if I don't even know what we are half the time LOL
/me won't ever change her mind
Your so amazing, and so talented, I can't even
And so kind, an amazing friend
I don't know what I'd do without you
What are words
All the things I could say, but you've just been so amazing and kin