My Biggest Pet Peeve is 'Gender'This is something I really want to get off my chest because I'm getting a bit irritated over some of the questions and criticisms I've gotten from people--my family, classmates, friends, etc.My Biggest Pet Peeve is 'Gender'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of my friends know this--online and offline--but my biggest pet peeve is about "gender". Not just about 'gender differences' but also 'androgyny' and what people claim as "gender-specific" anatomy.
The top on my list is on 'androgyny'. Mainly when it's preteens~teens are claiming themselves as 'androgynous'. I honestly don't believe that they have the right to say so when they are still having their hormones raging in their bodies. It doesn't work that way because you should at least have your hormones settle before saying anything. Like.... Okay, I do understand that they are children and all, and that it's currently "in", but.... it's a bit distressful since it's like they're not allowing themselves to grow.
Although, despite this, I'm partial and understanding to those that identify thems
- Would you like to join a YT chorus? -Hey there, watchers! <3 Today something really nice happened! Remember how I told you some time ago that I joined a YT chorus Together-P? Well, a few minutes ago I was just made admin of it! And as my first action as admin, I'd like to help spread the words a few more, so, if you, like me, always wanted to join a YT chorus, or if this journal awakens the slightest of your interest, please keep reading for information!- Would you like to join a YT chorus? -3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes! Together-P is the name of our chorus!
But what does Together-P exist for, anyway?
- lonely YTers.
- YTers that are wanting to quit
- YTers that feels left out
- letting YTers meet new people
- letting people who haven't been in a chorus to be in one
- being a friend to everyone in the YT community
- letting others realize how many others feel the same way
Do I have to audition to join?
Nope, not at all. If you want to join us, just leave a message on our tumblr
ART BOOK PREVIEWYES IT'S EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ART BOOK PREVIEW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IS THIS REAL LIFE!!!!!!!
More than 60% of the art book is unpublished content (unpublished online, I mean), but you can see a sliver of some of them!
Thanks for your patience with my project, I can't wait to get these printed!!! >___
IMPORTANT INFO - LIFE UPDATE!Just a quick update!IMPORTANT INFO - LIFE UPDATE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Taxes are all filed... Thanks to you all. Really. Thank you all. You saved my life. If you're reading this, your probably helped save my life in some capacity. Thank you... It's a huge weight off of my mind. I now focus on rebuilding my shattered savings!
- I have finished the really TERRIBLE graphics contract I had taken on. So hopefully things will be back on pace soon. I also have a few other jobs to do, but they're much more enjoyable work.
- New commission notes will be sent out tomorrow! I'm trying me best to get through the notes I HAVE, before taking on any new ones, so I've closed commission offers!! I have well over 600... And I will try my best to take as many as I can. THANK YOU ALL.
- RAFFLE IS STILL GOING ON until 4/30/13, and ANYONE who contributes ANYTHING to me, for any purpose, is entered to win Dakis, my PSVITA, and my 3DS!!
- Succupus Daki Prototype is on it's way from the factory right now, and will be up for
Colouring Book Digital Release! (Over 30 linearts)Hello, everyone!! So I've been thinking about it for awhile, but I'm finally re-releasing my colouring book digitally! \o/Colouring Book Digital Release! (Over 30 linearts)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Originally this was a book I released in 2012, which came in physical book format and included a copic marker tutorial, which I still have up in my shop for sale.
But now it is available in my shop via digitally! \o/ So no shipping costs, plus you get the high res versions of all of the files! Plus, it's down 50% from the physical copy *uwu* (And the copic tutorial is included as well!)
The book includes over 30 linearts which I drew in 2012, so they have a lot more of my shiny-desu style (lol).
The files come
Pixiv Fantasia VII [update!!][UPDATE 25/2]Pixiv Fantasia VII [update!!]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
arohaJ uploaded a teaser!!
IS ANYONE INTERESTED IN JOINING.
For those who aren't too sure what it is-
What is Pixiv Fantasia:
Pixiv Fantasia is a user-run fantasy-themed project organised on pixiv that happens yearly. It's run by arohaJ, and takes place over a period of around 8 weeks per event. Over these 8 weeks, pixiv users cram out art in possibly the greatest coordinated creative effort on the site ever and...well basically draw themselves silly. It's not just illustrations, either - people also create music and etc. for the project. Once the 8 weeks are over, though, it's over - no one or almost no one touches old content, so it's best to join early to make the most of the project.
There is no requirement to join, and there are actually a number of ways to participate (and more, if you can think of them). So yes that means no minimum art standard. It's a free-for-all.
Contest, Comic Convention, and Interview!I'd like to give MikeInel-FanClub a hand with the contest they're currently holding:Contest, Comic Convention, and Interview!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Characters belong to the respective artists of the first 5 entries: http://fav.me/d5qryhx http://fav.me/d5qqb2s http://fav.me/d5pg0bo http://fav.me/d5r90j3 http://fav.me/d5rcini )
Based from the previous contest (Object-tan), they're continuing the saga by creating the Event-tan contest! It's where everyone is free to join and create the best design of a human form of an event.
It can be Valentine's Day, it can be Marriage, it can be a first kiss, anything that aren't considered actions, animals, humans or objects!
The prices are the following:
1st place: 2000 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
2nd place: 1250 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
3rd place: 750 points + Commission Artwork by Mikeinel
More information can be seen in the following links:
The submission gallery can be seen here: http://mikeinel-fanclub.deviantart.co
Chinese Zodiac Contest ENDEDWe didn't have a contest since Christmas i guess !!!Chinese Zodiac Contest ENDED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time to have a new Contest ^___^
Only members of Commission-I may participate. All Contest entries must be made specially for this Contest .You can submit 2 [two] entries but only one wins.All contest entries must have the group icon in the artist's comment area.All Contest Entries must submit to Contest Folder
▌ Digital, Traditional & Crafts Are allow To be used ▌
The theme for Chinese Zodiac after so many members said so many brilliant ideas !!!!
• Zodiac idea back to MysteryPainterYou can choose one animal of Chinese Zodiac to be part of your art piece or you can merged more than one animal ..just try to be creative in your art pieces and don't rush yourself!!!
Deadlines : 30 Oct,2012
Big Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration!!!!!((:iconnewyearplz: Happy New Year, everyone!!! I hope you'll all have a great year 2012! :iconnewyear2plz: I became a big Yu-Gi-Oh! fan ten years ago in 2002 when I was 16 years old, which means 2012 is special because it's been a decade that I've loved YGO! To celebrate this, I want to do a Big Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration and my goal is to bring all kinds of YGO artists together to make one, big fan art picture! Incase you don't know what I'm talking about, look at these collabs:Big Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration!!!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you can see, many different artists contributed their art pieces to make one big picture! Helen and I actually drew Kirbies for the Massive Kirby Collab! One big aspect of YGO and deviantART is teamwork, which is what big collabs are about. For the YGO collab, I'd like to include Yami and Yuugi~
REAL CREATIVISM LOGA lot of people ask me what do i think when im drawing, whats your creative process, and what are the magical fairies you are thinking while you draw, about life, beauty and wisdom of the world. You will be surprised how thats not what i think while i draw and how this process repeats all the time while i draw.REAL CREATIVISM LOG3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of this journal its to let people know how we are all filled with doubts agony and stupid funny things while we draw. So you wont feel you are doing something wrong.
Will be cool if this became a spam, and people started to share in their journals the same way i did while you are at work.
Okay, lets star, first the setting, if you had seen the tv show 24, picture that way while im drawing, with several cameras on my sides, this will make the reading more funny, if you havent seen the show picture this sound each time you read time passes, while im drawing.
Okay lets start.
The following text its based on a true st
About Reprinting Utattemita videosYou might be wondering why I suddenly bring this topic up. The thing is, an acquaintance of mine recently (yesterday, in fact) received a request from a Nico Utaite to delete his reprinted video from Youtube. And after a series of contacting the utaites and discussion, I've also started deleting some of my videos too.About Reprinting Utattemita videos3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is reprinting?
Reprinting is the action of posting other people's work (which includes video, illustration, fanart, doujinshi, music, etc.) that you did not create by yourself to another website.
Most of the reprinted works are of (but not limited to) Japanese origin. Even some of my works have gotten reprinted, and many people kept on using them without knowing who the original creator was.
I'm somewhat tolerant to this kind of behaviour, but I can't say I'm happy.
Some people might think it's a good thing to have your work get reprinted because it means you're starting to get famous.
But let's look at it this way...
We (the creators) don't really gain anythi
Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.Hi everyone! It's been awhile. This post is a little important so I have a feeling im going to be making it a little long... Also, I'm doing it from my phone. So, there may be weird typos.Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't wanna read the whole thing here's a basic summary:
I left DA because of Internet hate which brought down my confidence; I got a lot of hate the same day I found out my grandfather died which really made it worse, I planned on coming back the beginning of January but I was hospitalized because of a bowel obstruction and I am still currently in the hospital and plan to come back mid February. Also I feel like shit.
Long version: I guess I'll start... With why I left. It's a really complex reason and I really hope everyone will understand, but I think there might be some people who just won't. And by that I mean, I am aware I have a handfull of followers who might feel neutral about my art rather than full out liking it. Or maybe I'm just talking about the people who don't really like my ar
Art Chat Interviews: Kurama-Chan and Emiko-tionArt Chat is a series of double interviews that feature two artists alongside one another. The interviews, although separate, are meant to reflect artists that have similar styles-- but different techniques and processes on deviantART. The interviews are meant to be read separately but at the same time, it's hoped that you'll be able to take double the advice out of this! These artists may be well known or hidden gems-- whatever the case, I'm hoping that these interviews will be both interesting and inspiring!Art Chat Interviews: Kurama-Chan and Emiko-tion3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconKurama-chan: -> Kurama-chan
So first off: How long have you been drawing?
I've always being drawing since I was a kid, but since the time I decided to take it seriously, I think it was 10 years ago. And the time I really wanted to focus about improving, 5 years ago.
What are your tools of trade?
There was a time I
So many questions, so many the same!::wavewave:: Hello, people!So many questions, so many the same!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thank you all so much this is unbelievable oh my god I don't even know what to do with all this admiration I am just falling down all of it and the love pile just does not stop from getting taller! I am really, really, REALLY honored that my Little Sollux grub was so well-received!
^(entirely heartfelt words there, folks!)
::le sigh:: You don't even KNOW how much I was gonna crap a major organ when my tumblr and dA accounts just exploded all of a sudden! I'm not used to that much attention...
I really am very sorry if I still haven't answered your questions/comments, but I'm pretty much about to answer the questions right now. I tend to prioritize providing useful answers and get back to profusely thanking people afterward.
Here are the answers to questions I keep getting (many of them apply to different types of dolls, although sometimes I will use different techniques if I want different effects):
Do you have a pattern for the Sollux Grub
Slugbox's E-Selling GuideSlugbox's guide to Lulu.Slugbox's E-Selling Guide4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is mostly for you adult artists out there! Assume, while reading this, that you are selling an erotic work.
Lulu is a clumsy site. INCREDIBLY POWERFUL, but clumsy. There's a reason for that. There's a reason they aren't "clear" about when you are paid, or what they do. It weeds out the weak. It weeds out authors or illustrators who don't have the drive, intelligence, or motivation to even figure the site out, let alone produce quality content for Lulu to sell! THIS IS A GOOD THING.
But, I feel some help is order here! So I'm writing this!
It doens't cover every little detail, but you're smart. You can figure some out on your own.
First off, I'm going to assume some thing, like that you know how to create a username, etc.
Second off, this is NOT a marketing guide. You need to figure that on your own.
Third off, this is NOT a design guide. No one will buy a poorly designed work. That's on you
Fourth, I don't work for Lulu, and this is not end
Commissions: ClosedCommission 2013 Info ver 1.0Commissions: Closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please, read before contacting me, it is not much!
Last journal update: 13/04/2014
I draw: (browse through my gallery to see what I prefer to draw) girls, tasteful yuri/ecchi/nudity, flowers, some animals, kemonomimi, fanarts, blood..;
I do not draw: (basically everything that is opposed to mentioned above) males, mecha, hentai, bondage, gore, my OCs, weird stuff..;
I ask you to send the money when your commission is almost done!
TYPE A: Waist-up
no or simple background
$12 (+ $6 for additional character; max. 2 charas)
TYPE B: Thigh-up
no or simple background
$16 (+ $8 for additional character; max. 2 charas)
If you're interested send me a note with references and your ideas if you have any.
2nd batch slots:
1. anon / http://fav.me/d6w8dsx
Homestuck Plz Accounts Part 2:iconalertplz:Part 1Homestuck Plz Accounts Part 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cleverbot thinks Sollux is the best character. gtMe: Homestuck?Cleverbot thinks Sollux is the best character. gt4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cleverbot: You like it?
Me: I love Homestuck!
Cleverbot: I love it too! Who's your favorite character in Homestuck?
Me: Vriska, who is your favorite Homestuck character?
Me: Who is your favorite Homestuck character and why?
Cleverbot: My favorite is Tavros.
Cleverbot: John Egbert. [I asked again xD]
Me: Do the windy thing?
Cleverbot: I like that windy thing. I think I am a Hero of Tech, but what kind? Also, I dream on Prospit.
Cleverbot: You mean the webcomic about John, Rose, Dave, and Jade?
Me: So I heard you like Homestuck.
Cleverbot: Patron troll?
Me: So who is your Patron Troll?
Cleverbot: Yes! That's related to homestuck!
I love Cleverbot.
A note to artists who want to offer commissionsOriginal journal entry written by :icondlx-csc:A note to artists who want to offer commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I would like to address something I have been seeing as of late here and on other sites. Artists who are asking if someone would commission them if they were to offer commissions and if so, how much should they charge or how much are they willing to pay?
I say this with a real heart to all artists, but that is a foolish line of questions.
Really. I have been there. I even did those myself. But look at it from the side of a potential buyer.
1: Would you even commission me?
Can you imagine if a doctor were to say that? If I were to open an office would you even come to me? That makes the doctor feel like a failure. Like he has so little faith in his ability to do his job he is afraid to do it. So he has to ask a thousand people IF he were to open an office would ANYONE come? Would you? Or would you want a doctor who just opens it and does his job and believes in his
My art was stolen and is being soldEdit (17/04): Looks like a friend of the person that posted this auction made contact with me. The world can be really small sometimes. Don't know if it's a fake or not, but I hope this can be solved peacefully.My art was stolen and is being sold3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The auction ended without any buyers. And if it isn't posted again, it's the end of the story. At least my story.
Because there are also lots of other artists that are having their art ripped, without their permission, wich is very sad. I can do nothing about them at the moment (because this person manages to remove others watermarks, including mine), but I know some of you guys know who they are and already warned them. Thank you so much for helping.
Here is the link.
Since I know nothing about e-bay, I might need a little help.
I didn't give permission for my artwork to be used like that,
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!
WIN ONE YEAR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP - SEMI HIATUS Between 18.01-25.01 I'M NOT HERE. I'm heading to the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice to watch Starctaft II tournaments and to visit my friends and family. I will have a very limited internet connection durning that timeWIN ONE YEAR PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP - SEMI HIATUS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally got my holiday calendar for the next year (I'm a working woman ) and I will be away on 18th-31 January.
So, because of that I'm extending the contests deadline date to 3rd FEBRUARY
Now you have more time to finish your works
Fellow contest participants, please remember that I don't watch everyone on DA and if you drawn an entry for my contest please submit it to the gallery folder here http://the-black-mirage.deviantart.com/gallery/40452409 or send a note, comment.. anything. I don't want to miss any of your wonderful entries~!
The contest topic is: Draw a character(or characters) from Mirage Noir
The characters are:
good morning starshinefarts loudly into the universegood morning starshine4 years ago in Personal More Like This
online commissions & button sales are closed for now, sorry!
formspring - http://www.formspring.me/heartseams
tumblr - http://averyniceprince.tumblr.com/
Point Commissions - CLOSEDEDIT:Point Commissions - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I never expected this to get so popular... (I blame NotLucy)
In any case, I have to close it up now!
If I've already spoken to you (or if you've already asked or sent a note), you're fine, but I can't take any more people after that. Sorry! >.<
Point Commission Info:
I've decided to do colored sketches for point commissions~! ^^
Here's an example:
The price: 50
The details: half-to-full body colored sketch
Note me if you're interested~! ^^