What are art blocksI was speaking with a friend a little while ago about the dreaded art block.What are art blocks6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It happens sometimes : you feel demoralized about your work, you feel that no matter what you try you are stagnating, you have lost your momentum and it turn your motivation off.
It's a pretty bad feeling but there is an important thing to know about art blocks : They are a totally natural process !
I don't know a single artist that don't have them from time to time. There are just days where all you do feel like crap and just the idea of drawing is painful.
I had my share of them so here is my personal take on them and how to fight them
The first thing that is important to mention is I don't think it's actually possible to stagnate when you draw regularly, let alone regressing. Each time you draw, you become a little bit better , it's really as simple as that ! It varies from the type of drawing you do of course but there is always something you pick while drawing : you become faster a
How to write a copyright infringement LetterLeft brain hemisphere:How to write a copyright infringement Letter6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since so many of you asked-
If anyone ever steals YOUR work, this is what you write to the thieves, be they an individual/magazine/website/newspaper/music band/etc.
To: __________________(art thief's name/company)
It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted Work entitled "____________ (name of stolen artwork)" in the publishing of a ___________(your website/advert/newspaper/magazine)
I have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published in November 1, 2000 (date example) on _______________(my website link), with copyright registered to me.
The advert which appears in your (website/advert/newspaper/magazine/piece), is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.
You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for the advert, nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed
Ahab's Crosshairs Crude TutorialI'm writing this from memory, so I apologize if it's not very good. Also, I made the gun in probably one of the most inconvenient ways you could do it, so it may be better to disregard this entirely.Ahab's Crosshairs Crude Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, materials.
* One board, about 2 1/2 inches thick, around 10ish (estimate) inches tall by however long you want the gun
* One thick dowel, about 6 inches longer than you want the harpoon to be
* One functional pellet-gun scope
* A few short, thin dowels
* Two large bolts
* A ton of wood glue
* ALL the acrylic paint
* Finish spray
1. Sketch out the shape of the rifle onto the wood. I did this by scaling it up from the picture on the MSPA wiki. It took DAYS to get it how I wanted. You will have to cut off the handle.
2. Cut it out.
3. Sketch out the handle on one of the scraps, cut that out too. Attach trigger dowel with a hole and glue.
4. Drill holes where the handle attaches to the gun body. Use wood glue to glue in dowels, then "plug them in" to matching holes in
The Ultimate Zelda Plz Account List Ocarina of TimeThe Ultimate Zelda Plz Account List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like Zelda Plz Accounts? Check out our group: :iconZelda-AccountPlz:
Ocarina of Time
5 Tips On World Building: Part 1EDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips On World Building: Part 15 years ago in Personal More Like This
World-building, for me, is one of the biggest things about fantasy. It has, in many cases, saved a book from sucking. Conversely, poor world-building can drag a brilliant plot and excellent characterization down. What is world-building? It is consistency of logic and the new rules that you introduce as part of the story. Easy to say, hard to do. World-building, in good fantasy, more often than not, provides some kind of critical plot point. (If it doesn't, that's okay, but really good fantasy usually takes an established rule and gives it story stakes.)
Examples? Phillip Pullman establishes the rule of daemons in his His Dark Materials trilog
Publishing with a Publisher and self-publishingA member of this Group asked me some hint to know something more about self-publishing and, since I think it'a important matter, I'm writing this post.Publishing with a Publisher and self-publishing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Self-publishing companies are a good chance to publish, you can create your own book in a cheap and easy way on Lulu, Amazon's Create Space... I guess many others, just search for Self Publishing on your browser.
I'm a huge supporter of the free market, some beautiful illustrations and stories would never get published through famous Publishers, but I have some questions:
Who check the quality of your stuff?
Who promote your book?
The answer to both question is: YOU.
I think you have to be very well organized to go in the self-publishing market, overwhelmed with low-quality books with grammar errors and bad-quality images.
Usually Create Space and Lulu review your books for free but only to check the format requirements (resolutions of the images, bleeds and such things). The rest is up to you.
Here you can read something about the self
Collection Of Coloring Tutorials (NEW)I was talking to someone here on DA and I was going to give her some coloring tips and send her some tutorials. I decided instead to put it all in one big journal so other people can benefit from it as well.Collection Of Coloring Tutorials (NEW)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING! Some Youtube videos may have inappropriate content. I don't remember what all of the videos have in them, so proceed with caution. Especially if you are male since most of the immodesty will be of women.
:iconAquaSixio: All of his tutorials are AMAZING!
Coloring Theory and Values
How I paint digitally tutorial by griffsnuffTutorial - Common Digital Painting Mistakes by natasha2808
My Favorite Speedpaints
f#$k you brain!!!!so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokesf#$k you brain!!!!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
i mean even the damn voice!
Special Sundaes- Sammur-amat's Sunday FeaturesPLEASE this feature and these wonderful works of art, thank you!Special Sundaes- Sammur-amat's Sunday Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The amount of artistic talent here on dA has always amazed me, I feel like it should be a privilege to be able to feature such amazing pieces as these. Therefore, without further ado this Sunday's Specials
The Road Less Traveled by MountainInspirations Perchance to dream by reminisense Inherited Happiness by imagine-lucy Bubble Toes by theperian Sophia Nirvana by Amdhuscias
Atlantis by DawnstarW NIGHT PERSPEC - LEONID AFREMOV by Leonidafremov Like a rose by tho-be The girl in garden by wantou Mannequin by Phons08194
Dreamer by FriendFrog :t
feature: Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlinesfeature: Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fuck the Camarilla by MellorianJ
gangrel by JustBastVtM:B Gangrel by Sia-chan
Red Dress by Sia-chanVtM:B Nosferatu by Sia-chan
In ventrue we trust by Push-The-LimitsMalkavian by Push-The-Limits
Tremere by Push-The-LimitsVtM:B Tremere by Sia-chan
F the system by NellielTuVtM:B Brujah by Sia-chan
Sebastien Lacroix by Push-The-LimitsThe Voerman sisters - Theodore Chasseriau study by kokomiko
VtM:B Ventrue by Sia-chanVtM:B Malkavian by Sia-chan
St. Malkavian by TwinPhoton
Beckett by blackdahliaPisha the Nagaraja by AmyWilkins
VTMB by SuzumeYuthe worst day since yesterday by terlebooba
Tremere by AmayaVRN
Night Falls Fast by Gritti
Mistress of Pain by GrittiThe Damsel of Distress by Gritti
Killing is my Business by GrittiFuck the System by Gritti
Disapproval by GrittiJeanette by Gritti
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Tutorial Tuesday #8!Remember, if you like these tutorials, visit the deviation and favourite/comment thereTutorial Tuesday #8!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7
SAILORMOON RETURNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!First off I have been very bad but I promise I am working on silver legacy. However ive been really motivated lately because ..SAILORMOON RETURNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SAILORMOON IS COMING BACK!!! IM FREAKING OUT!!! I woke up at 5 am and checked out moonkitty on youtube and its been confirmed NEW SAILORMOON ANIME 2013!! SO FAR AWAY but thats ok at least its confirmed. I'm bouncing around at the office like crazyyyy. its a REMAKE!! I'm PRAYING I wont be dissapointed. The manga and anime both had its good and bad points so I do hope the remake will loveable and funny yet mature and not kiddish. If it does well well maybe they'll recreate all the seasons or make something new???? I'm getting ahead of myself but lets all support it and maybe it'll happen!!!!! NAOKO PLEASE CONTINUE THE MANGA OR SOMETHING!!!!!!
So I've been wanting to send a fan letter to naoko for years and with the fabulous news I got off my lazy butt to do so! My friend
Ib 1.04!Hello everyone! You guys may not know me, since I don't post journals, but I'm ToxiicLolita and I help out in the group^^Ib 1.04!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, as the title says, there is a new and updated version of Ib!
From vgperson's tumblr:
"Over a year after the release of version 1.02 (and a little less than a year after the release of my translation), Ib has been updated to version 1.04. (1.03 was an intermediate version: 1.02 with smaller filesize, and it was only available on compilation CDs and stuff.)
I may post a complete list of changes later, but here are the big ones:
- The music is compressed, so the filesize is smaller. (About time.)
- There are new paintings and conversations to find in old areas.
- A new branch is available that leads to two new endings.
- After any good ending (read: Ib escapes), you can start the game over, keeping track of your endings and such.
- After you beat the game once and continue as mentioned above
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
CLOSED for Commissions and Suggestions Welcome.I will mention in a new journal when I open again. I'm guessing around summer time.CLOSED for Commissions and Suggestions Welcome.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The details for commissions are on my top page, bottom left.
I'm still taking suggestions to what I can draw. Please leave them as comments to this journal, if you don't mind the fact that I haven't drawn 99% of the suggestions I have gotten to this point.
I cannot answer which suggestions I will draw, I will pick randomly from this and the previous journal.
I advice you to do a search on my gallery (the search window is on top of the gallery page) to see if I've already drawn something you like to see.
I WILL draw:
Fanart of any games/animes/etc. if there are links to references you can give me.
I probably WILL NOT draw:
>>Scenes from Fanfics and OCs (I'll draw them for commission)
>>Animals, Dragons alone
Give Away FeatureI know the times, when art features become so much favs everyone has to look at them.Give Away Feature3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Know it seems that no one makes art features anymore..
So I connect the good old Points Give Away with an Art Feature..Perhaps that will help
How to participate:
Just Fav+ this journal!
There will be a total of 2 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!
Every winner get's 100 points.
Deadline: Friday, September 12th
Mystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina
Looking back6 years. I've been here for six years. I could say it feels like I joined yesterday, but it's just not the case. It feels like an eternity. The long-haired teenager that joined and was nearly terrified of submitting his first drawing is a distant memory. So much changed since then.Looking back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One thing remained the same through the years: a strong desire of improvement. Back in 2006, I expected harsh critique. I expected to be demolished by my peers. To have my technique corrected. Well, since this is deviantArt, such a thing did not happen, except for a few rare, unexpected, welcome times. I've had my share of "nice" "lol xD" "i really like it" and comments containing only a smiley. Part of the game, okay. Most of the time, I received good comments, compliments and praise.
Then, the turning point of my deviantart experience, you guessed it: The World War comics. Started as a joke, something to make my few watchers laugh. Not much thought and effort was really put into it, as it was supposed to b
How to comment muro LIKE A BOSSYou will need:How to comment muro LIKE A BOSS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At least one (1) friend willing to waste time muro-ing with you
Bonus points if said friend lives halfway across the world with major time difference, meaning times spent still awake at 3am in the morning
More time than you know what to do with OR the will to procrastinate
Mouse or a tablet (tablet is better)
The method (+ tip)
Click the "Add Drawing" button when commenting and just go with it
TIP: Personally i like to use the Webink or Sketch brush with webbiness/strokes turned off. These two brushes give crispier lines
And if you're seriously dedicated you might end up with something like this
Darqx and McAlli, 3 days, 28 muros, and >7000px long...happy scrolling...
Emotions:iconohnoseplz::iconblank-space::iconimnothappyplz::iconblank-space::iconimsadplz::iconblank-space::iconareyoukiddingplz::iconblank-space::iconangrygumballplz::iconblank-space::iconawwehplz:Emotions5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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she's the salt of the earth and she's dangerousshe's the symbol of resistance - and she's holdin' on my heart like a hand grenadeshe's the salt of the earth and she's dangerous4 months ago in Personal More Like This
it's a green day kind of night.
if there were a word to describe my internet activity as of late, it would probably be "lurking" - and even then, that's generous. most of my internet time is spent on my phone. to be honest, i'm not even sure what i'm doing with my time recently. every hour just kind of smears into the next one. maybe i'm spending too much time thinking. that's probably it.
and, most of the time, i feel like i'm talking to a wall. but what else is new?
back in june i went to new york city with just my boyfriend at my side to see a "developmental concert" based on the rock opera written by ludo - "broken bride". basically those few days were some of the best i've ever lived, and it feels like i dreamed it all. i met an internet friend for the first time (!!!) and i also met andrew volpe, the lead singer of ludo. he's even better in person. i can probably die happily now.
Engie: awakeI felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.Engie: awake3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.
Crunching noise of the ground.
For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.
Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.
Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.
Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.
Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive.
...Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.
Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?
Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.
Could it be? The note?!
Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?
If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.