Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^!Happy 21st Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!!!Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Care to join guys?, give your best shout out for the awesome blue !
And also I will feature some 21st artworks here and I want to gather them as many as possible, for the character we all know and love If you guys are working on the artwork and you want me to feature it here, let me know and also link me if there's any other 21th anniversary artworks, so I can take them in here ^^
And oh the reason why I made this journal is because of the timezones, so the birthday of Sonic will reach here about 2 hours, so its one of the reasons why I made this journal just to clear up misunderstandings hereXD
21th anniversary artworks
100 Things Iíve Learned About PhotographyWe've all had our humble beginnings as photographers [or artist for that matter] and since starting our photographic journey, we've learned a lot of things along the way.100 Things Iíve Learned About Photography3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I asked our members at Photo--Assignment to share one thing, one tidbit of advice to share with other photographers; these advices are listed below [I think we do have 100!].
Feel free to continue this list by add your own comment below! And be sure to this article for safe keeping for future reference!
"Take your camera with you everywhere, you never know when that perfect photo will happen."
"Changing the F numbers and shutter speeds can make a world of difference."
"If you want real emotion, never ask someone if you can take their photo. Just do it."
"The floor is your friend. Don't be afraid to get close to it to get new, inte
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
Djwaglmuffin on Storenvy
Want to learn some german?:3 - The basicsHello there!^w^Want to learn some german?:3 - The basics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was bored...so I thought, since a lot of people seem to like Germany, I would like to share some germans words with you!:3
First, in germany exist three 'articles'. In the english language is only one, 'the'.
In germany the articles are 'Die' (feminine), 'Der' (masculine) and 'Das', neutral.
A lot of those articles don't make sense for the words there are used to..xD (For example it is: 'Die' Sonne (the Sun). But actually the Sun is a thing, and not feminine. ) This will be very confusing to learn. ; †;
So I will teach you some basics, and how you pronounce it. :3
Guten Morgen - Good morning [Gootan Morgan]
Guten Abend - Good evening [Gootan Ahband]
Wie geht es dir? - How are you? [Wee gayht es dihr?]
Mir geht es gut! - I'm fine! [Meer gayht es goht]
Mir geht es nicht so gut. - I don't feel very good. [Meer gayht es nisht/nicht sow goht.]
And there comes the CH (nicht.) I noticed this is very, very difficult to pronounce for people outside germany. But german people c
The Fanfiction Author's Guide to KepralsThe Fanfiction Authors Guide to Kepral's SyndromeThe Fanfiction Author's Guide to Keprals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We all know what Kepral's is, right? A terminal illness that affects the drell. When we meet Thane we find out within a couple of lines that he is dying. Naturally, we want to know more, so we go and ask him. Thane explains what Kepral's is. Sort of.
Then we skip to LotSB. We find out more about Thane's condition from the dossier, along with a hint at a possible treatment, and the fact that Thane refused it.
ME3 arrives, and this time we meet Thane in hospital. His illness has progressed, and this time almost all available dialogue is related to Kepral's. Does this help us to understand exactly what Kepral's is? No. Instead we are presented with new, conflicting, information. Add to this Thane's death, and we are left with a fragmented, incomplete, picture.
My aim is to take these pieces, and put them together in a way that is useful for fanfic writers. I'm also hoping to offer some ways of tr
Working with MinkyMinky is a very popular fabric choice for making plush ponies, and MLPPlushies has an article on working with it: http://mlpplushies.deviantart.com/journal/Tips-and-Tricks-Working-with-Minky-319075769Working with Minky2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personally I prefer tacking to pinning, since minky is so thin the pins distort and pull the fabric. You can also use clamps or paper clips (although paper clips also tend to fall off). I also always back minky with iron-on interfacing, to make transferring the pattern easier, and to keep it from slithering, wrinkling and stretching quite so much.
Any other tricks you'd like to share?
How to Write Helpful Critiques/ FeedbackNow that I have been looking at several literature pieces a week, there aren't a whole lot of comments that provide the writers with feedback. So here's a guide that I thought might be useful for some people on how to provide helpful feedback and critiques.How to Write Helpful Critiques/ Feedback4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Before I begin, I would like to say that I have been a part of a wonderful writing group for the past four years. The writing club is where I first learned how to do a critique. I have also been taught some critique techniques during my college studies. In addition to the writing club and college classes, I have been doing my best to leave helpful feedback and critiques here on deviantART. This guide is based entirely off of my personal experience. As I think of more tips, I will be editing this guide.
Make sure to respond to any questions they have asked in the artist's descriptions.
Be sure to find out how experienced they are a
OC X Canon pairings: Should we hate them?Hi everybody this is Mixedfan8643 (AKA Scott) and I'm here to give my opinion on a subject that pops up on occasion and frankly, I need to get off my chest. So let's get started.OC X Canon pairings: Should we hate them?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are people out there who hate it when people pair up an OC with a canon character. I have to say this...are all those people nuts?!
Think about this for a minute! EVERY CHARACTER YOU KNOW IN THE MEDIA WAS AN OC ONCE.
So by hating OCXCanon pairings, you pretty much say that no character should ever be in a couple. Just think about this for a minute:
Sally Acorn from SatAM, she was an OC when she first appeared so you guys should be hating the SonicXSally pairing because that's pretty much an OCXCanon pairing. Same goes to TailsXCosmo, KnucklesXRouge and any other pairing out there since everybody was an OC when they first appeared. They only became canon when they appeared more often in the series. Sonic himself was an OC when he first started so should he never be paired with any
Unofficial Q&A With Patrick WeekesOver the weekend at PAX East a fan managed to get some face time with Bioware writer Patrick Weekes in order to talk about ME3's characters, endings, and the little things some fans might have caught while going through ME3.Unofficial Q&A With Patrick Weekes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the interviewer's original post.
"Okay, here is what I asked Patrick Weekes, and his answers as best as I can remember them. I've paraphrased but I'm doing my best to stick to what he said rather than introduce any interpretation.
THESE ARE NOT DIRECT QUOTES.
-Is there still a setting to explore after the ending? Is everything ruined?
The setting is definitely not ruined. We still have a big, lively galaxy.
-Will long-distance superluminal travel still be possible post-Ending? (will Tali or Wrex or Garrus see their homeworlds again? Will everyone starve?)
Galactic civilization will rebuild. The mass relays were not necessary for interstellar flight. Remember, what does it say in the Codex about the speed of ships? That's right, 12 lightyears per (day? hour?
FAQIf there is anything you feel is unanswered then please ask your questions in the comments and the FAQ will be updatedFAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What are Torch Hounds qualified as?
Where did they originate from?
They share a common ancestor with Diamond Dogs hence their canine features but due to seperation and different environmental pressures evolved differently to posses a horse like posterior.
Can torch hounds swim?
They can! Most animals have an innate knowledge of swimming. They're not particularly fond of water however as it is not usually found in large bodies underground.
Do torch hounds like cake?
Who doesn't like cake?
Do torch hounds have a special way of communicating when not speaking, like from a distance, or like morse code?
Basic messages can be sent from large distences by varying flashes of glow patches. However this
Watermarks (And How Not To Use Them)Doesnt it annoy you when you find a wonderful piece of art, that is all but ruined by a big, ugly and obnoxious watermark? I know that its something thats happened to me plenty of times.Watermarks (And How Not To Use Them)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Unfortunately, on the internet, there are people who try to take credit for other peoples work, and watermarks are a relatively effective way of preventing this. But a watermark should not spoil an image; and a big, ugly obnoxious DeviantArt logo in the middle of an artwork does exactly this.
So, How does one make a watermark that doesnt spoil an artwork?
Making Your Own Watermark
For this tutorial, I will be using <a href=http://www.gimp.org/>The Gimp, a free alternative to Photoshop. The process should be similar using Photoshop, or other similar programs, but please note that this will not work with MS Paint.
The hardest part of creating a watermark is thinking of what to make. For this tutorial, I will be making a very simple watermark wit
Feature Time!! Insidious by J-u-d-a-s In The Arms Of The Angels by EnchantedWhispersArt Winter Queen by BiBiARTs .: Slenderman V2 :. by Pure-Poison89 Invisible man by Flobelebelebobele ..::Somewhere between a Scream and a Victory::.. by Yosia82 Winter Time by shiny-shadows-Art A Little Taste by Potion-Master :thumb341136066: Rym by RubyRosy -mermaid- by TuubArt Witch by Joe-Roberts . by vfrrich Come Into my World.. by lorenzArtsFeature Time!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Last Templar by neverdying Big, Bigger, Biggest by FrankAndCarySTOCK Ded Moroz by PerlaMarina Velociraptor Chasing Small Mammal by deskridge Hungry Pet by LuLebel Blossoms by DeadLulu Winter Dreams by Neitin Innocent Angel - deepest thoughts by peroni68 The Countess by SweediesArt Shadows Fall by ChisSweetArt Guiding Light of the Forest by KYghost Friend or Foe by Chrisma60 :thumb340879264: :thumb340998111: Time's Up by FictionChick The Forever Search by vacuumslayer Nostalgia by CaryAndFrankArts
Intensity - collab by Dani-Owergoor Dew by ComtesseDionaea :thumb341202574: Last Winter by vampirekingdom
Outlast: Whistleblowerso at one pointOutlast: Whistleblower6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was going through something and
I see a door and I go to it and it has the regular
"Left click to open blah blah"
and you know
USUALLY that means a door is unlocked so I go to open it and
it's locked and
and suddenly I look up and
WTP'S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE DEVIANTART CRITIQUESIt is important to understand the difference between the type of critique we give and receive here on deviantART, and the type of critique seen elsewhere.WTP'S GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE DEVIANTART CRITIQUES5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
At deviantART, we tend to give critique on the technical aspects of how an image or literary work was executed. While 'real-world' critique often references technical aspects of a subject, it is likely to be about things that are even more subjective, like sociopolitical impact of a piece, morality, successful execution of x combination of styles, etc. This kind of 'critique of intent' is going to be irrelevant to most people on deviantART. Many may not even recognize it as a legitimate critique!
In fact, deviantART's Fair Critique Policy discourages 'critiques of intent' by stating that "Critiques are not intended as personal criticisms of behavior, politics or opinion of an Artist and should concentrate only on discussion and an evaluation of the artwork itself."
Don't critique a piece if you hav
The Leviathan and the Death of HopeWarning: contains spoilers concerning the Leviathan DLC, Mass Effect 3 and my notions about what good writing is. Duh.The Leviathan and the Death of Hope2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are moments when I wish I could just turn off my writer's sense at a whim and "just go with it". Ignore that a story in a game, or a movie, or a book, or a TV show is flawed in my opinion, just to enjoy the views, get an adrenaline rush from all the flashing colors and have fun. And truth be told - it usually works that way... Just not for the universes I tend to care about. If you got me invested in your franchise, I will expect you to deliver the goods. 'Tis how the cookie crumbles.
Which brings me to the Leviathan DLC. I've seen a lot of positive reviews and emotions towards it popping up all over the internet before I was even able to check it out myself. My hopes were high, and, initially, I loved it. It had a sense of exploration Mass Effect 3 was seriously lacking and the TGES Mining Base really reminded me of Noveria... It was spot on.
5 Pieces of Critique You Should Always Disregard1. "I have a problem with your premise." This is the red flag to end all red flags. I don't care how flimsy the premise is. Every idea has the potential to be a good story. Execution is something else entirely, but if somebody doesn't like your idea: don't listen to them. What they're basically saying is "I am not an Ideal Reader, therefore not your target audience, therefore I am not the right person to critiquing your work." I hate, hate, hate people who think you should be writing for broader audiences than your story is capable of reaching. If you're writing romance, you're writing romance for romance readers. You're not trying to reach hard science fiction readers. Very few people even know what makes a breakout mainstream novel that has high market appeal. If they did, every single book ever written would be Harry Potter. It just doesn't happen. And for somebody to ask you to make that happen is ridiculous and unfair. For the most part, writers are writ5 Pieces of Critique You Should Always Disregard2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to Handle and Provide CritiquesDuring my short hiatus, I didnt leave dA completely. I just left my inbox and main page. Instead, I spent my spare time diving deeper into dA community, browsing through news articles, random groups, and various journals, until I accidentally stumbled upon this: You cant avoid criticism. http://news.deviantart.com/article/153114/How to Handle and Provide Critiques3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Criticism has been a big issue for many artists, including me. Some take it for granted, others throw a hissy fit. So, how can we provide and handle critiques without making a big fuss?
For Critic: HOW TO PROVIDE HELPFUL CRITIQUE
Dont criticize people who explicitly state they dont need critiques.
But they wont go far in art industry with that attitude!
Those people may do not even wish to be an artist. They just draw for fun. Theres no point of spending your precious time analyzing ones picture and writing a critique if that person doe
Fairy Contest (CLOSED):iconmh1plz::iconmh2plz::iconmh3plz::iconmh4plz::iconmh5plz:Fairy Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have found a lot of wonderful things and your patience and work are very impressed. I say thank you to all of you for your participation and you interest in our contest. It was a true pleasure to discover all new participation and it brings always in my day a new joy. You have found creativity and imagination in yourself and I'm very happy that you have shared that with us.
But I have to choose winners, so I have watched on the similarities with the original model (me ) and/or the originality to create an universe in harmony with my conception of the fairy things in relation with the nature.
:iconkawaiistarloveplz: Pearly Dew :iconkawaiistarloveplz:
:iconblossom-lullabies:: This one is very special to me. The first thing tha
All deviants can now write Critiques Be a giver!All deviants can now write Critiques3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Sometimes you come across a deviation that deserves special attention. It catches your eye in such a way that you're compelled to craft a response that goes above and beyond a normal comment. Or perhaps a fellow deviant is having a tough time with a particular aspect of their work, and you know just what they need to take their art to the next level. As a good Internet citizen and art enthusiast, you want to help them out, but a normal comment doesn't quite suit your purpose.
For these situations and more, we've given everyone the ability to write a Critique.
What is Critique?
DeviantART's Critique system is designed to help artists get in-depth, critical feedback and commentary on their work. Valued feedback through Critique promotes creative growth as an artist and draws special attention to work. Critiques are also a way for committed art enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and fans to publish real criticism,
Photography learning resources on InternetOne (and sometimes overlooked part) of developing yourself as a photographer is to study photography. "You can't learn to photograph by reading" is a half-truth, or at least understood wrongly quite often. While you need to photograph to learn to photograph, studying at least the basics is usually the best thing to do, especially at the beginning. This gives you strong foundation to build your skills. While books are a good source, Internet contains a wealth of knowledge for free.Photography learning resources on Internet7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Personally I started photography about a year ago from somewhat zero and I have found studying stuff from internet to be a great help, along with books and magazines. I've gathered here some websites that I've been using myself that I find beneficial or have found while trying to help other people and finding good links for them (I've been gathering these slowly during last year while learning myself). There are some basic guides and something a bit more advanced. Hope you can find something beneficial from h
The Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial FeatureA Tutorial FeatureThe Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial Feature7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DA has an amazing tutorial section, but it's always good to gather resources from more than one place. So, here is a list of some outstanding tutorials I have stumbled upon. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are worth giving a look at!
Giger Style Photoshop Tutorial
Type: Science Fiction, Dark
"For the final installment of our Sci-Fi series, I thought it would be good to up the ante and do something real crazy. The following walkthrough outlines the techniques and resources used to create a Giger influenced ‘Biomech’ piece. Many of the processes are very similar to our previous walkthroughs, however this type of work requires an important added ingredient: patience!!"
Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention EtiquetteMan, I miss the feeling of being able to roll around in bed and sleep for as long as I want. Nowadays, my friends and I haven't been able to experience that even on weekends.Tux Team Guide to Posing and Convention Etiquette6 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, my brain is too fried to write up a proper journal entry about our volcano GARventure, and one of my usual event reports (as you can see on the right side of my journal) about Cosplay Mania, but I'd like to take this chance to share a part of our lecture of sorts at the Cosmania cosplay workshop last Sunday.
China snowpeachdrop, Kat moonlightflight, El rosiael and I were invited to talk about general cosplay planning, like fabric selection, wig styling, cosplay makeup and photography. My friends might post the other parts, but for now here is our silly guide about posing for cosplay photos, and convention etiquette. The actual presentation was actually longer, and with lots more examples, but here is a condensed rundown of what we talked about, fo
?You want to do something but you can't. Sometimes you wonder if a sudden action could change someones opinion about you. You feel you have no control, or that your limited what you can do. You don't have much happiness. That's why you couldn't do what you can't do. If only you were a bit happier. If only you knew for sure this person wouldn't judge you for your appearance or actions. But it's too late for that. Your life has already been chosen for you. Could this be it? Just a life of worry and limitation. Of depression and uselessness. Well, that might of been going to far, but you get the idea.?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
...is this how I feel? I'm so confused.
Poorly Camera :( + Feature: Death NoteUPDATE: I am going to have to send my camera away tomorrow I t has served me well for the past 3 years or more since getting it. Up until now i have never had any problems with it. The past couple of weeks i have had issues with it focusing properly, I've had to move myself forward or backwards to get it to focus even if i turn the lens!. Today it wont focus on anything at all after taking photos with it of stuff to put on eBay which means at least one whole month without my camera! I will have to buy a compact digital camera for now as this time of year i take lots of photos of my kids so need a camera espcially for those funny times they do funny things that need to be photographed to be believed!Poorly Camera :( + Feature: Death Note2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It is 4:30am on a hot summers morning (part of the reason i have only baked once in the past week!) I am typing very quietly so not to wake my stirring monkeys. I just had my breakfast and won a few bids for my kids on eBay and now my thoughts suddenly