Pay the PayPal FeesHave you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like http://www.ppcalc.com)?Pay the PayPal Fees3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).
Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them
An interesting article on ACTA and SOPAhttp://tales-of-the-sausage-factory.wetmachine.com/eu-parliament-rejects-acta-defeat-ustr-starts-to-get-clue-mpaariaa-still-in-denial/An interesting article on ACTA and SOPA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or how Europe saved the world from MPAA/RIAA's mind-bogging greediness, but a big merit in this silent war nobody speaks about, goes to Google and to Wikipedia for the critical contribution in bringing out of the dark this attempt at maximizing copyrights to the detriment of human rights (first and foremost the right of expression).
The world may have changed, and (at least in Italy) not a single journalist speaks about it.
For my fellow Europeans, July the 4th also marks a huge shift in the power balance of our Union, because for the first time our Parliament, democratically elected by us citizens, crushed the European Commission which was trying to force ACTA to pass (they're still trying, the fight is not over unfortunately).
It's a big precedent towards the creation of a truly democratic union of our countries, and not merely an economica
DC TripSo I'm going on a trip to DC with my mum later this week. I'll be gone for a few days, so if I don't answer messages for a few days, don't freak out, I'm not dead, just roaming the Smithsonian!DC Trip1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mini FeatureI am officially back. In celebration, I'm doing a mini-feature from the Facvourites category.Mini Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For whatever reason, the invitations for these images have expired. I still think they're very worthy of our attention, so I'm posting them here for anyone who pays attention to the journal. If any of you know of other gems like these, feel free to send the group a note or submit them yourself.
If you see your work here and would like us to send a new invitation, feel free to note Prismatic-Colours. ^__^
Progressive Saturday Night (n.1)Progressive Saturday NightProgressive Saturday Night (n.1)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
soundtrack: http://youtu.be/FECFb1_YdII http://youtu.be/Fa9n7GirhsI
A very small selection of the latest photos of street gallery ... have a nice weekend
and, please, remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well
Passengers by PatrickMonnier :iconpatrickmonnier:
Bad Day by ZiaulKareem :iconziaulkareem:
...by pavboq :iconpavboq:
secrets and lies by myraincheck :iconmyraincheck:
Map and Glasses by IFedorovskaya :iconifedorovskaya:
Ow My SanityI've been posting a lot of sketches and ideas for a thing called "Ow My Sanity," and what I've thrown up isn't a tenth of the sketches that I do have. I feel, however, it's time to spill a bit more about what's going on with it.Ow My Sanity6 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a webcomic.
There, I said it. The W-word. That scares me.
Anyway, here's how it's going to work. The current plan calls for 63 chapters, each of them ~24 strips long, plus a couple of epilogue chapters, probably no more than two. Each five chapter section will be arranged into a "book," making it a lucky thirteen volumes total. I have my first five chapters scripted, and am working on the sixth. I have some story layouts for the remainder of them. In this way, I have an ending planned and I don't feel beholden to a schedule I can't keep. I've already hit a few snags in the first chapter (I can't draw buildings worth a crap), but I'm shuffling my way through as best I can.
More on the project, now.
I am a fan of Lovecraft's work. Sure, the guy was a misogyn
DON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL- By Noah BradleyDon't go to art schoolDON'T GO TO ART SCHOOL- By Noah Bradley2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The traditional approach is failing us. It's time for a change.
I'VE HAD IT.
I will no longer encourage aspiring artists to attend art school. I just won't do it. Unless you're given a full ride scholarship (or have parents with money to burn), attending art school is a waste of your money.
I have a diploma from the best public art school in the nation. Prior to that I attended the best private art school in the nation. I'm not some flaky, disgruntled art graduate, either. I have a quite successful career, thankyouverymuch.
But I am saddened and ashamed at art schools and their blatant exploitation of students. Graduates are woefully ill-prepared for the realities of being professional artists and racked with obscene amounts of debt. By their own estimation, the cost of a four year education at RISD is $245,816. As way
Ghost StoriesFor all you lovely people who have never seen/heard of Ghost StoriesGhost Stories8 months ago in Personal More Like This
***Warning! Don't watch if you don't like bad language and get offended easily!****
This may seem abridged, but the funny thing is that's it's not. It's completely legit XD The Japanese version is not this funny haha. 'Murica changed the script completely when it came over
How to : Find Art ThievesPlease this journal, so that a lot of people can read it.How to : Find Art Thieves2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I noticed that a lot of people don't know how to search for their photos on the internet, so here is a short tutorial. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about art thieves, but i still think it is important to look out for them.
1. visit Google.com
2. Go to the page of the photo you want to search and click "show image"
3. Copy the Link and paste it into google.
4. This page should open, click "search by image".
5. Now you can browse trough the results.
6. The less results the happier you should be.
EDIT : You can also use websites like : tineye.com and iqdb.com
This was pointed out to me by some people, personally i have no experience with them, but i am sure that they work too.
Ching Shih: Chinese Female PirateWhile female pirates weren't uncommon off the coast of Asia in the 18th and 19th centuries, one woman stood above them all. Her birth name isn't known, but this Cantonese pirate went by the name Ching Shih (also, by Zhèng Yi Sao, "wife of Zhèng", and Zhèng Shì, "widow of Zhèng". For the purpose of this article, I'll just refer to her as Ching Shih to avoid any confusion.)Ching Shih: Chinese Female Pirate2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ching Shih was born sometime around 1775 (the exact date isn't known). At the age of 26, she found herself working as a prostitute in a floating brothel in Canton. While there, she caught the eye of Zhèng Yi, already a successful pirate with a small fleet of ships at his command, known as the "Red Flag Fleet". Exactly how the two ended up together is disputed. Some historians hold that Zhèng Yi sent a raid to plunder the brothel and asked his men to bring back his favorite prostitute, Ching Shih, for his portion of the loot, while others claim he simply went there himself and propos
Venting1. Don't like it.... Don't fucking read itVenting3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Don't abuse freedom of speech, just because you have the ability to talk doesn't mean you have to. Shut the fuck up If you don't know what your talking about! Don't say a goddamn word.
3. If your lower than the age of 15, you don't know everything. Trust me you will realize that when you actually grow up.
4. Don't slam/bash or even comment if you don't like someone's ideas. It makes you look stupid and narrow minded.
5. It's quiet hours, STFU exams are in progress
6. You dated for 4 months, you got treated like shit... Get over it
7. I'm all game to help a person, but you got to want to help yourself first
8. The world isnt centred around you, shit still Goes on with or without you
9. Don't steal peoples shit. Get your fucking thinking cap on and/or your drawing hand out and take the effort and time to think it up shit yourself
10. Being able to expand your mind and grow into a better person doesn't mean voice your opinions and never be ope
Free and legit Photoshop CS2 DownloadIt seems Adobe has recently decided to discontinue support for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and as a result they've taken their online licensing servers down and have made the entire CS2 package free to download and activate offline. The news is still pretty hot off the press, so you'll have to get in quick.Free and legit Photoshop CS2 Download2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some sources are saying Adobe didn't mean to give out free software, but they have supplied working serial numbers on the download page which to me, is a pretty clear invitation to all comers.
Anyway, if you're interested in getting a legit, free copy of Photoshop CS2, head over to http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html
My flatmate has successfully installed it but hasn't done much testing. We're pretty sure it works. The small technical hitch is that if you're on a Mac, it'll only work on old PowerPC architecture (ie. Nothing newer than like, 2006). Windows has backwards compatibility for everything so it'll work fine on Windows Vista and 7 (tested by my flatmate).
Best game-ending of all time?Heyo!Best game-ending of all time?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just read something horrifying about this subject. Apperantly, someone at "Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition" interviewed 13 000 people about what their favorite game-ending of all time was. The top 50 list is this...
50. Resident Evil 4
49. Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic
48. Ratchet & Clank: a Crack in Time
47. Crysis 2
46. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
45. Call of Duty: World at War
44. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
43. Half-Life 2: Episode Two
42. Super Metroid
41. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
38. Fallout 3
37. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
36. Gears of War 2
34. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
33. Sonic Adventures 2
32. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
31. Kingdom Hearts II
30. Mass Effect
29. Super Mario Galaxy
28. Sonic the Hedgehog
27. Metal Gear Solid
26. Assassin's Creed II
25. Assassin's Creed
24. Shadow of the Colossus
23. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
22. Kingdom Hearts
I knew it.... (venting)I swear....I feel nobody cares about my art anymore.... I asked in my last journal if people would ask my characters questions like some of the of the things I have seen on Deviantart and Tumblr...but only seeing people view stuff and not comment....is making me feel less confident about my art....like it doesn't matter....all the hard work I put into my art; and some of the ideas I put up....I get nothing, a few years ago I tried to make a contest....that failed; and just yesterday I tried offering making an Ask for my characters....and nothing; no comments.......I knew this was a stupid idea....I don't blame people if they got bored of my art....I mean I do the same stupid stuff over and over again....I don't care about popularity....I don't care about being noticed.....I just want some comments...some suggestions.....some criticism (no matter how harsh...) I just want to feel like I belong on Deviantart as an Artist.....because as of now....I feel like I don't.....and I feel like II knew it.... (venting)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bryan GibsonEarlier this week my friend, consumate artist, and Force of Nature Bryan Gibson died. Bryan was a fellow Traveller artist, back in the '80's, part of a brotherhood including Rob Caswell and myself, who tried to bring consistency to the illustrations found in the game. More than that, Bryan was a HUGE, boisterous and enthusiastic soul, brimming with ideas. I remember as some of my very best art memories, sitting late into the night at cafes at Gencon,busily sketching with Rob and Bryan, talking, challenging each other and trading off sketchbooks.Bryan Gibson1 year ago in Personal More Like This
He defined the visual essence of many of the Traveller alien races-the Droyne, especially. His tech designs were unique and well-thought-out, and almost always triggered an urge to go PLAY the game we spent so much time thinking about. He took the rather bewildering concpt of Traveller's Powered Armor suits-Battledress- and gave it a functional, elegant but utilitarian visual design which instantly defined it, and much of the higher tech
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio Fan Art complete!Finally managed to push myself to finish that demn overdue artwork >.>Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio Fan Art complete!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ironically, the main thing that motivated me to give the finishing push was my urge to want to draw something new..
I've been having the image of a Viera at the back of my head for a while now.. perhaps I'll do that next or sthg FF related *rubs hands in glee*
Reviews are Magic: Mare Do WellReviews are Magic: Mare Do Well3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You either die a fan or live long enough to see yourself become the troll.
And special thanks to Rina-Chan for providing the voice of Twilight: http://suzumiya-haruhi.net/
PS Did anyone notice Reviews are Magic spells R.A.M.
Cause I didn't!
If anyone sends this to Equestria Daily again, then maybe you can send them this visual to go along with it:
Spacecraft built the way Heinlein IntendedYesterday SpaceX released an animated video of its Falcon Heavy, a preview of big things to come.Spacecraft built the way Heinlein Intended3 months ago in Personal More Like This
As Heinlein famously said, "If you can get your ship into orbit, you're halfway to anywhere."
So long as we keep throwing away expensive hardware—and worse, intentionally designing rockets to be thrown away, the expense of that hefty first step will impact the economics of every step to follow.
Note: Update’s and links of interest shared in the comment thread below post.
SpaceX Reusable Spacecraft
SpaceX Dragon V2 Flight Animation
Falcon Heavy Flight Animation
El cambio de Username-ActualizaciónSaludos a todos los hispanos en dAEl cambio de Username-Actualización3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artículo publicado en Ayu-dA :iconayu-da:
Nuestro grupo amigo Ayu-dA ha estado al tanto de las actualizaciones del sitio. La última de la que se hablo fue el cambio de funciones en Sta.sh y la nueva estructura del formulario de Submission en el mismo. Para entender mejor este tema pueden entrar al siguiente enlace:
Actualizaciones en Sta.sh
Hoy el grupo les hablará de una nueva actualización que seguro les gustará. El día Miercoles 16, se ha publicado un blog oficial que nos dice que ahora será posible cambiar el nombre de usuario. Han leido bien. Se nos permitirá cambiar el nombre de usuario y la opción se puede encontrar en "Settings". Este es el blog oficial que así lo anuncia:
Username Changes Now
Why has communism never worked?I've run into this as an argument rather frequently on DA, and online in general. "Communism has never worked, and therefore can never work." I ask them to prove the claim, and they give the Soviet Union as the primary example, although some do give North Korea, China, or Cambodia as examples.Why has communism never worked?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before I get into specific reasons as to why "communism never works", I would like to clarify a few things.
-Communism =/= Totalitarianism
-Communism =/= Soviet Union
-Communism =/= Stalin
There are two reasons in particular that explain why communism has "never worked" which I have deduced and would like to bring up.
1) Firstly, communism has only existed as an ideology since the 19th century, and has only been attempted a handful of times since then. Capitalism, or at least some form of free-market system has existed for thousands of years in hundreds of different civilizations like:
Silent as the GraveHey y'all.Silent as the Grave2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been inactive here on dA for a bit, and just wanted to poke my head in and say hello.
There's been some restructuring regarding my planned schedule of late. I had hoped to have a nice, fat Bomango Halloween comic ready for submission in time for the 31st, but various obligations have made that unrealistic. Still, I've already completed 12 pages for the story so far (it runs at about 25 pages total), and to not finish it at all would be stupid. Also, I think it's going to be quite good once it's all colored and prettied up, not to mention it features Andy and Hector in an uncharacteristically action-y story, and a rather unhinged Didi . So even though I'll miss the holiday, I'll have a beast of a comic available in the end
Here's what's up: I'm going to be taking a hiatus from dA (with every intent to return) while I finish a children's book project that I've had burning for AGES. My scheduled timeline is for completion by January, at which point I
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
If I were to publish an art book....What sort of book would you most like to see or be willing to purchase?If I were to publish an art book....8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing AgendaOkay, so my plan for this weekend (when I'm not doing homework) is to get Chapter 2 of 'Kissed by a Pearl' up, but I was also thinking of doing some coloring with my tablet, and also MAYBE drawing Cleopamon's Dark Digivolution form if anyone is interested in seeing it.Drawing Agenda8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll leave that up to you guys, but expect me to have the next chapter of 'Kissed by a Pearl' up by Monday at the latest... depends on just how much homework I have this weekend.