YOUR IDEAS HAVE VALUE!!I have to kind of make a post about this subject since it comes up a lot in discussionsYOUR IDEAS HAVE VALUE!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your art has worth! it does not need marketing or any kind of promotion . Even your ideas have value too. So companies and people trying to take advantage of such things is simply not right and we as artists need to change.
If you spend hours and hours honing your skills as an artist. Then people shouldn't assume that you are willing to give that away for free.
All the time I get a message for people asking for free work , or work that I won't get paid for now, but they will promote my website. I do not need help promoting myself. I can handle that quite well on my own. ( FUNNY PART IS I NEVER PROMOTED MY ART AT ALL I JUST DID IT AND I GOT BETTER AND MORE PEOPLE BEGAN TO LOOK AT IT MORE AND MORE, I DID ART AND PUT IT ON A WEBSITE , NOTHING MORE) People also do the kick-starter thing. They say we cannot pay but if your project gets funded we can pay you after.
LITERALLY all of these scenarios would n
Draw Amelia Contest- CLOSEDSo I decided to open a new contest, draw my newest OC Amelia from my Original Species: Tsumamis (Button Spirits)Draw Amelia Contest- CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I really hope you will be interested in entering
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTER & CLOTHING REFERENCES~~~~~~~~~
Eye color: yellow/ golden
Hair color: dark turquise at top to very light turquise at bottom, wavy
Mark: Black star on cheek, under left eye
Species: Tsumami (Button Spirit)
Kemonomimi type: Bunny
Button colors: black and white
Button shape: oval
Ability: water control
Personality: flirty, optimistic, energetic
Hobbies: sewing, playing in/ with water, swimming, making jokes
About Tsumami Species: http://izka197.deviantart.com/journal/Original-Species-TSUMAMI-393716142
(please read before entering, it will help you know more about her)
Big news!*Update* -Tutorials will be coming out on Mondays, starting tomorrow!Big news!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey what's up guys! Its been a while but I'm back to stay!
There was a good reason for my absence...
As some of you who are following me on facebook might know, my girlfriend and I were expecting and my daughter was born a few weeks ago. This has been the single best moment of my life so far and we've been very very lucky everything has gone so perfect.
With all of that going on, painting was the last thing on my mind but now that I've settled into this new life as a dad, the urge is coming back and I'm going to be painting a LOT more.
I'm going to start a series of tutorials on Youtube where I'll explain everything character related from a beginner's level up to more advanced stuff. This will be a weekly thing and I'll be releasing the first one this week.
What I've been doing so far are just timelapses of regular paintings and while I'll still make these, my goal with the tutorial series is to target ce
Never laugh at beginnersA clear explanation of why you can not laugh at the kids and beginners.Never laugh at beginners3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some users (not just spectators, but also good artists) young authors criticize, laugh at "curves" works. This is silly, especially when the authors do not ask for criticism.
Criticism does not work, it just hurts. Assist cautious practical advice and training. The importance of studying anatomy, drawing and theory to understand himself. It is impossible to impose.
The only important thing: the love of his work, love for the intermediate result and a great desire to paint / sculpt. It is better if the young author will draw hundreds of pictures a month of unsuccessful than successful one once a year.
At the same time, it is important to invest ourselves into work, rather than mechanically drawing the line. But investing is not possible if you do not love yourself and your creativity.
I started sculpting in 2006. If I were recaptured desire, if not there were people who liked even the first of ... I'd never sculpted
MZ's FIRST KISS?Today i went to the circus, and had my first kissMZ's FIRST KISS?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
well me and orange were sitting in the crowed like everyone else and this stripy pants red nosed Russian clown picks me outs of the crowed.
we walk along around the people and pick three other really BIG guys.
so all four of us go out on stage and the clown does a dance to music, and points to one of the guys, he had to do the crump dance.
then the clown did another dance the next guy had to do it also (failed)
the the clown pointed to me, he did a sexy dance then changed into "all the single ladys" byonce, i had to do, it, out of embarrassment i strolled to the middle of the stage in a sexy way then did that dance.
the next guy also got a dance to do.
all four of us sat on chairs leaning back on one an other, i was small they were big, the chairs were slowly getting pulled away and we were getting held up by each other.
the clown took my chair away, i nearly fell, the guys were so heavy, but i took there weight.
the clown ca
Devious Journal EntryThe laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said "it is finished" when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don't have to circumcise their sons (god's covenant with Jacob), that is why they don't have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god's law and say they are rules we must follow because they
I'm doneI never thought I'd have to do this, but I just don't have the energy, anymore.I'm done2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm finished with Dalmatians. Movies, series, done with it all. I don't want to talk about them, I don't want to hear about them, I don't even want to THINK about them, if I can help it. Over three years, and the majority of my time in it has been a nightmarish headache that I cannot deal with any longer. I've been so quiet for so long and STILL I receive flack. So I'm throwing in the towel. No more AUs, no more shipping; the ONLY story I may still elaborate on publicly is "Dearly Beloved." because it's MY story and no one's harassed me over it.
I am NOT, however, giving up my characters. I still love them and I may still draw them from time to time, as well. However, ANY future dalmatian art I do will have their comments disabled. I shouldn't have to suffer because someone doesn't like what I do with a certain character, or can't stand I won't let them share him/her.
"Ashes of the Wronge
What I decided about the recent dillemaI would honestly be ecstatic to ship Mac and Cheerilee if I hadn't already started Genesis. I mean, I can't really go back and change any of the couples now XDWhat I decided about the recent dillema4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So these are my two plans
Outcome of Episode A- Big Mac and Cheerilee DONT end up together, and I just wave the problem away.
Outcome of Episode B- Big Mac and Cheerilee DO end up together. In this case, the sotry will go like this-
Big Mac and Cheerilee had a healthy, happy relationship going, and were planning on getting married some day. However, Cheerilee received an offer to work at Celestia's School as a history teacher, a prospect almost unheard of for non unicorns. She couldn't pass up her ultimate dream, and so she accepted without talking to Mac. At around the same time, the Apple Family Had recently received a huge grant to more than double the size of their farm, and business was more important than ever. So when Cheerilee told Mac about her plans to move, he was reluctant to tell her he couldn't come with, because h
Commission information (out of date) If you want something, send me an email, not a note!Commission information (out of date)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make sure you check the queue before sending me anything!
What you can commission me for
Parasprite plushie - £10 and in whatever color you want that I have in stock.
Trixie, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, or Derpy plushie (see above link for example) - £50
Rarity or Rainbow Dash plushie (see above link for example) - £55 (£5 extra is due to complic
A friend died...While some of you may know who he is, others may not.A friend died...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wish to share that :IconAce2401: has passed away. While we didnt chat much he is still held in high regard to me, he never truly let his sickness take much hold(Though depression did strike hard)
I just want everyone readers or not, Bronies,Anti-Bronies, Vgc fans, Furries, Brolans, Hot-Heads and knuckle heads and everybody in between to take a day and just remember what it is to be alive(unless your suicidal then take the day to visit a psychiatrist... If that's ok with you)
Life is so short and we just take things for granted and forget they exsist...
Also, please even if you do not know him just at least leave a sentence or two to show others that he is cared for...
Reminds of a song from Enya, can't remember the name I think it's may it be.
Anyways, I ask for your face and to give to him even if he cannot receive at least his legacy can be known....
Ana'k su mān ręy
Light's LegacyNorthern Lights sacrificed her life for ponykind, but she will forever live on in their hearts.Light's Legacy4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Genesis has been discontinued, but it will never truly be dead.
This is going to sound crazy, but I dont have a lot of time to explain.
Save as much Genesis material to your computers as you can. In the next 24 hours, we need to wipe everything clean. Leave no trace of it.
I'm entering our girl into Hasbro's design contest. But she will never be accepted with all this Genesis stuff floating around.
As a matter of fact, in the slim case that she wins, I will continue the comic.
Not trying to bribe, but I mean- if she's a legit toy, there's no way I'll let the comic just sit there and die.
So here's how you can help-
If you've uploaded Genesis material, particularly of Lights or Shady, save it and remove it!
Yes, this sounds crazy and fuck it's midnight. But I've got one shot here and Im gonna go all out. Make a freaking mini-episode as my entry. Go all out.
Word, guys. Peace. S
Good GodDeviantart you make me fucking sick.Good God3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SO. There's a new mom on deviantart with a gorgeous new baby girl, and the mother has really been through a lot to get here here. She's had almost as much complications as my mother before delivering Kyler. Okay, well, not that many, but enough. So she shared her new baby on deviantart and has given her a unique name: "Pinkamena Zecora Smith".
Dear God, and here they come. The haters I mean. Now I kinda winced at the name choice myself, although I think Zecora Smith is beautiful. Or even Pinkie Zecora Smith, but ya know, I didn't really scream "OH GOD CHILD ABUSE", because frankly? There are worse names.
I knew a girl named Strawberry Melon, and her brother was Peach something... They grew up as well adjusted, happy kids despite their funny sounding names. I knew another girl named Pinkieenya and not many people batted an eye at her name. In my old girl guides there was a girl named Sunshine Starlight and everyone loved her name to be honest.
Sketch Raffle (CLOSED)I want to draw full bodies so I can practice anatomy.Sketch Raffle (CLOSED)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In the comments, link me a character or characters you want drawn.
Humans with simple designs only. (like the sample above) I will decrease the details if I find the character complex.
Fave the journal.
I will use a random number generator, and corresponding to their number in the faves list, I will pick 5 people, one character each.
Okay that's it!
But let me just feature this guy! :iconhr-fm: Too awesome to overlook xD
My Little Pony: New HeadcanonTwilight and Rainbow:My Little Pony: New Headcanon4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rainbow Dash had just gotten into the Wonderbolts and her friends were all there to support her. It was her first show when the tragedy happened. She was flying with Soarin' and Spitfire and she was attempting a Sonic Rainboom. But, wit didn't turn out well. She crashed and broke both wings. Doctor Stable claimed they would heal, but since she had broken her wings multiple times, she was going to be unable to fly. Rainbow Dash got out of the hospital and went into a deep depression. Nopony saw her for months. When anypony tried to visit her, she pushed them away, even her girlfriend at the time, Fluttershy. They broke up after Rainbow snapped at her and pretty much threw Fluttershy's love out a window. When Twilight went to visit, Rainbow let Twi talk to her. Rainbow Dash had butchered her mane and was considering slicing her wings off. Twilight convinced her to at least let a doctor do it safely. Dash got her wings removed and was still pretty depressed. Twilight
Christmas RaffleWitchpaws' Christmas Art Raffle!Christmas Raffle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*drum roll please...*
Congratulation to entry #86, :iconellethia:, and their friend :iconeleqant:!
You are the winners of the Christmas raffle! 8D Yaay!
They each win a chibi and 100 from me.
This raffle was really awesome guys, thanks to everyone who entered.
It was so cool to see everyone getting so excited over the nice comments made about them <333
Overall this was very successful and I am definitely going to do this again next year, so stay tuned!
Hey everyone! 8D
Since I have a month off from school, I have a lot of time to dedicate to art for a while. So, I wanted to do something nice for my watchers for Christmas! ^.^
So, what's going on?
The holiday spir
Contest with Awesome Prizes Time (Ends Tomorrow!)Contest closes at 5:00 PM PST Sunday April 27th!!Contest with Awesome Prizes Time (Ends Tomorrow!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There shall be only 1 winner....
• 3 Poster prints - Zelda, Blue Exorcist, and Pokemon
• 4 Acrylic charms - Link, Mercrutio, Miku, Red
• 5 Random Buttons
• 1 Arcanine Mini Plush Charm
• 3 month premium membership to deviantart
2nd Place: (first loser)
• 2 Poster prints - Mercrutio, Miku
• 2 Acrylic charms- Random
• 1 month premium membership to deviantart
What must you do for these prizes? Hmmmm??
That's right, me.
However you think I look like, muahah.
This means both physically and personality-wise. So maybe if you totally flunk the looks category you can get really close on the interpretation side.
Being furthest from the truth will let you win as well, so long as I die laughing. It as any desperate male knows, just make her laugh aha.
Why this contest? Cause is funny. I wish to know how I am portrayed in your minds eye, and how much does it actually differ from me.
This all came from one perso
Explaining my favorite couplesEh, this doesn't really have a point. Just gotta get my thoughts down on paper sometimes, yanno?Explaining my favorite couples4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Please excuse the typos, Im rushing XD)
I'm not the sort of person who usually "ships". I'm a total romantic, but I usually don't have much of an emotional attachment to fictional characters, so I don't generally care where their love life leads. But I do genuinely care about the ponies, which is why I think pony shipping appeals to me.
However, I don't just pair ponies together for the heck of it. I've, at some point or another, liked every major ship out there. But the ones I settled on are the ones I like best based on what I understand about psychology and partnership. I'm not trying to "prove" any of these, beacuse none of them are real, obviously. Just stating why I personally find them more likely than other ones. When I choose pairings, I choose ones I think could spend the rest of their life together in a healthy marriage.
I'll start with Dash. Our dear RD has been ship
Gathering my Prezzies in one placeErmagersh I love everythingGathering my Prezzies in one place3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love you guys
here look and see what people made me
give these people love plz because theyve made me so happy
How to not get 'trolled'This is basically what passed through my mind when I saw a journal about the same subject in the journal portal lately. I thought it was a joke but sadly not. This is not a guide but a hit-me-in-the-face-common-sense statement.How to not get 'trolled'3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This is based on my *insert how many years the internet has been around for* years experience in different online communities.
Doing nothing 'bad' won't change anything
You will avoid making forum threads when you're new?
You will avoid starting arguments?
You will keep your political agenda and religion to yourself?
What next? How about not uploading anything in case a big meanie troll comes? How about not commenting anywhere in case the big meanie troll sees it?
Whatever you do, wherever you do it, face it-this is the internet. You'll see a few trolls here and there. How about ignoring them or...
THE BLOCK FEATURE-LEARN HOW TO USE IT
Someone's annoying you? D
oh god it's a shipperWelp I started shipping CadenDash and now I'm considering ShiningRariShy.oh god it's a shipper2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesus Christ what the fuck is wrong with me?
And Fluttershy's ship will probably be changed from Fluttercord to IronShy in my main universe.
Discord will be shipped with Luna because of my sudden love for Zecora/Celestia~
Oh hot damn boys *3*
The comic is being moved!Hey, everypony!The comic is being moved!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But don't worry, Genesis will still be up for a few more days!
End of Summer Giveaway (Winners Announced)FINAL EDIT: A HUUUGE thank you to everyone who entered. I got a massive 550 entries. x-xEnd of Summer Giveaway (Winners Announced)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Without further ado, here are the winners
The first winner of the vector face is (7th)...
The second winner of the vector face is (6th)......
The following two deviants have a choice between a vector face and a journal skin (5th and 4th)
#398 and #268!
:iconigusalup:igusalup and :icontheanimemaster2:theanimemaster2
Third place gets a free icon.
Second place gets a free pixel chibi.
Who is #2?
Finally the moment we've all been waiting for, the winner. n-n
The winner of the 3 month premium membership/636 points is...
Wait for it :iconjumpheplz:
But wait there's more!
I did a mini raffle on livestream.
Here are the deviants that came
Raffle for watchers! ' 7 '// (results)The winners are:Raffle for watchers! ' 7 '// (results)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st: Shiro-N http://comments.deviantart.com/1/389472031/3156134812
2nd: Enijoi http://comments.deviantart.com/1/389472031/3154852330
3rd: Byebi http://comments.deviantart.com/1/389472031/3154589369
Done - requested to be not on dA
I'll draw your prizes soon! ^__^))
Thanks everyone for participating! Look forward to the next raffle sometime in august!
To enter this raffle, you have to meet ALL 3 requirements!
1) be a watcher
2) add this journal to your favourites
3) comment with links/attach media to 1-3 characters you want drawn (I'll pick 1), if you win.
if you miss one, you will lose your winning spot if your number is drawn.
I want to click and see your character's appearance and draw from that -- I will not read their bios..so please enter only if you welcome artistic freedom
1st drawn winner will get 1 shoulder up drawing (regular style)
2nd and 3rd dr
Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now JudgingThis contest is now closed for submissions. I'll be cleaning out the category today and contacting my judges to figure out the winners Until then, you can browse the entries here http://browse.deviantart.com/contests/2012/12birthday/quirky/ (setting it to newest instead of popular works best )Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now Judging3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Western Horoscope is comprised of 12 signs. In this contest, using any visual media, you have to draw a representation of at least one of the Western Zodiac signs and create a daily horoscope for that sign set for the date of August 7th.
The Zodiac Signs
An example of daily horoscopes.
There are 4 prizes to be won: most creative/weirdest horoscope and zodiac sign, funniest, best design