NaNo is Around the CornerOnce again, we find ourselves getting ready for the insanity that is NaNoWriMo. If you've never heard of it, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. That means in the span of thirty days, participants will write 50,000 words.NaNo is Around the Corner2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1,667 words per day if they're writing every day.
2,273 words per day if they're only writing on weekdays.
6,250 words per day if they're only writing on weekends.
Either way it's a pretty hefty feat, and not something to walk into unprepared. Even if you're a "by the seat of your pants" type of writer.
Which is where planning and plotting come in. Sure, if you're a pantser, you can sit down and bang out a couple chapters, maybe a whole book, but can you do it in a month? Probably not. At least not without a little bit of preparation. For all the pantsers and everyone else, compiled here is a short list of things to keep in mind, ways to prepare, what no
Points for Premium Membership Giveaway *CLOSEDEdit 2Points for Premium Membership Giveaway *CLOSED3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
6pm EST has come and gone, so now this contest is closed. Any comments posted after this update (6:10pm EST) will not be counted for the contest.
You will receive a number, and that will be your number for the drawing, I will then link to another journal after the winners have been decided. Please be patient, this will take a while.
Since there has been such an overwhelming response to this giveaway, I am going to up the number of prizes to five. So now five lucky deviants will be able to get the points for a premium membership!
Since DeviantART decided to run its Buy One Get One Premium Membership promotion, I feel like being nice and handing out some PMs. However, since the BOGO deal only works if you buy the PM, I have to give away the points equivalent.
So..... since I have to give away points,
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks the release date of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to the 2010 DreamWorks animation received very positive reviews: an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy some of the deviantART community's tribute to the film.
Curated by madizzlee, Shyree, and me.
Astrid: Not the Face by avatarmiraiAcross the sky by Sabaku-no-hana
Hiccup and Toothless by ZipporaHiccup Cosplay How to train your dragon 2 by liui-aquino
HTTYD: Mistletoe by sharkie19How to make a smile by sorata-sNight Fury by DmitrysHTTYD - Toothless 01 by wynahiros
Toothless httyd by griffsnuff Toothless by LukeFielding
HTTYD: The Final Showdown by AdoobibullTwin4
Dear Deviant ( F)ArtIf you have to go out of your way to fully explain to people what your logo is then it fails as a logo if you can't get that info at a glance.Dear Deviant ( F)Art8 months ago in Personal More Like This
DOUJINSHI ARCHIVE+ RAINDROPS+DOUJINSHI ARCHIVE8 years ago in Personal More Like This
A series of chance meetings between two unlikely people.
A demon lord...a girl...and the rain that falls around them.
VIEW THE GALLERY FOLDER HERE: http://youkaiyume.deviantart.com/gallery/#Raindrops-Doujinshi
Chapter 01 - "Umbrella"
[Cover]         
Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership
The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.
update* deadline: 8th July, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
Two lucky people who random.org picked are
:iconlucky88duck: and :iconp
Cosplay Friday: Princess MononokeCosplay Friday: Princess Mononoke3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: Life and Death
Are His Alone
Princess Mononoke Teaser
Miyazaki creates a dark, violent and complex modern fairy tale in Princess Mononoke drawing from history, fantasy, and traditional Japanese folklore.
The film follows the journey of Ashitaka, a young warrior who goes in search of a cure to save his life and finds himself in the middle of a battle between nature and industry. The animal gods lead by Princess Mononoke (or S
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
Movie Review: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)Movie Review: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Hayao Miyazaki’s “Kiki's Delivery Service” is a heartfelt and inspiring movie.
Released by Studio Ghibli in 1989, it was based on Eiko Kadono's novel of the same title. It tells the story of a young witch having difficulty with stepping into adulthood and finding her own way forward,
PF - DECEMBER 2011: People and WingsPF is project that can help people to increase their audience.PF - DECEMBER 2011: People and Wings4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The idea is to collect 30 pieces of art related to a theme.
This theme will change monthly, and the journal entry with the features will be published on the last Wednesday of every month.
December Theme was PEOPLE AND WINGS.
many many thanks to :iconwilliamfdevault: and :iconsicilianvalkyrie: for their suggestions
Gen 5 water knuffel by tavishartsFrolic of a Fairy by BuddhatheBobTime Goes By Too Slowly For Me by NynjaKat
:thumb190973495:Angel for Friend by AmmaEtsu
:thumb213950201:Aerrien by TodesTerror:thumb276215761:
Dark Angel by omnomnomagon'Evening, Fall of day' by RodJaASexface
embrace the grace by jurithedreamerfairy by Kiku1319
Fallen Angel Before and After by teejay2211
Angel Before the Storm by KirstenStar:thumb276160566:
Enchanted Forest and the Fairy by WickedWebArt:thumb276236936:
January theme is "Ancient Times"
if you have any pieces related to that theme and you want it featured you just have
About my points raffle (please read)Today I had a DA visitor whom made it their duty to let it be known that the points raffle I hold is in fact against DA policy. To the point i ended up having to block the person because they simply would not leave it alone. Even after i had stated my own investigation on the subject and chose myself to go ahead with the raffle as to me I am just providing some harmless fun, both for myself and other deviants who would like the chance to win some points.About my points raffle (please read)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This person however has rattled me somewhat (anger,hatred,disgusted,annoyance,disbelief,frustration,confusion) are just a few of the things I'm feeling at the moment about the situation. The person even went as far as to contact people who wanted to join in and tell them that it was "illegal" to do what I'm doing etc and publicly stated that I had "said bad things" to the person. When in fact I did no such thing.
I personally have no problem holding the points raffle, but fear that this has damaged my reputation to the point I'm not ha
hello to whom it concernswell i am lots of hard time trying to be online. with work and jobhunting its all so crazy. but i do have the abilty to use mybrake at work to log on lol. check this art work by one of my awsone bestes friendshello to whom it concerns2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mercury BackgroundFun with perspective! Working out the background for my Mercury piece. Each major component to this painting will be sketched separately, then composited directly on to Claybord. Next I will be sketching Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the background attacking Zirconia and CereCere. I then have to work out Mercury's bubble and water effects; the Dead Moon Circus tent looming above; and the most challenging will be the mother and baby Mercury is defending.Mercury Background4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Join my online academy! Just 2 USD per lessonPlease visit my online academy! Learn how to paint with palette knife! only 2 USD per lesson! http://www.paletteknife.net/Join my online academy! Just 2 USD per lesson6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Others Feature Again - Part 1Like many deviants, I have an alternate account where I post works which are a bit different than my normal fares. I also use the account to post random features. Sadly, because that account is not very popular, I always fear these wonderful pieces aren't quite getting the exposure they deserve. So, this is the first in a periodic series where I will showcase art featured in my mirz-alt journals. If you like any of these pieces, be sure to fave it, or better yet comment on the deviation. Of course, a visit to the artist's gallery would be nice, too.The Others Feature Again - Part 14 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to the semi-monthly-ish nature of my Alt features, I expect these articles will publish every 3-6 months.
Emotes & Pixels
Every thought is a dream - Contest winnersEvery thought is a dream - Contest winners4 years ago in Personal More Like This
RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SOON
FROM 17 NOVEMBER - 31th DECEMBER 2011
Random Emote Awesomeness - Volume 13Volume 14 in the series that showcases a random variety of emoticons: some old, some new, some by seasoned emoticonists, some by new artists. There's no real rhyme or reason as to which pieces are featured. Sometimes I pick a theme such as animals, other times it's just whatever strikes my fancy. Below are the current group of awesome emotes hand-picked by me (and sometimes a guest). Much like the title, this News feature will publish a bit randomly. Maybe weekly, maybe every third Thursday, maybe three days in a row--but hopefully at least once a month.Random Emote Awesomeness - Volume 134 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Random Emote Awesomeness
:iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: :iconnbsp: Heart In Hands by Steph1254 :iconnbsp: Juggling Friends by the-ska-boss :iconnbsp: Coco and friends by Coconutflakes :iconnbsp: :th
Talent behind DD's #21.Talent behind DD's #24 years ago in Personal More Like This
Snooper 2 by Dark-RaptorLymantria dispar by Dark-Raptor
4. SWELL by Vasylissa
30-Rain by VasylissaParadisea by Vasylissa:thumb43737893:
5. the Attic Bears by salis2006
I Feel Pretty by salis2006Eddie and Donkey by salis2006Cupid by salis2006
6. [Star!] L'artisanat by Morgan-chane [Star!]
Draenei and Worgen by Morgan-chaneAffiche libellule et Bd by Morgan-chaneFeline by Morgan-chane
7. [Star!] flowering out iii by farbanomalie [Star!]
i feel your melancholy by farbanomaliekissed by the muse xiii by farbanomaliesun glare viii by farbanomalie
8. [Star!] Yami wa hikari o mitashite iru by NataEliza [Star!]
Yellowish by NataElizapepper sky by NataElizaFlower Power by NataEliza
9. [Star!] Imaginarium by nAksX [Star!]
Dark Side by nAksX:thumb1253
Sailor Moon Featurehttp://cresento.deviantart.com/art/Power-of-Water-162080041 "The Power of Water" by :iconcresento:Sailor Moon Feature5 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://youkaiyume.deviantart.com/art/Seiya-Usagi-LOVE-LOVE-POWAH-162122545 "Seiya-Usagi-LOVE-LOVE-POWAH" by :iconyoukaiyume:
http://kiareri.deviantart.com/art/Sailor-Moon-Eclipse-form-144557605 "Sailor-Moon-Eclipse-for" by :iconkiareri:
http://kalisama.deviantart.com/art/SS-Moonlight-Princess-106411775 "SS-Moonlight-Princess" by :iconkalisama:
http://youkaiyume.deviantart.com/art/Seiya-Usagi-Paradise-153333555 "Seiya-Usagi-Paradise" by :iconyoukaiyume:
http://bosatsu.deviantart.com/art/A-Girls-Best-Friend-Is-Her-Cat-154306985 "A-Girls-Best-Friend-Is-Her-Cat" by :iconbosatsu:
http://molnja.deviantart.com/art/Sailor-Moon-Moon-Roses-117116681 "Sailor-Moon-Moon-Roses" by :iconmolnja:
http://seiorai.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Serenity-127443203 "Princess-Serenit" by :iconseiorai:
[#dAr] June 2011 Newsletter:icondeviantart-related: | Your Monthly dAr Newsletter[#dAr] June 2011 Newsletter4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Covering June 2011 - Volume 4
Each month DeviantArt-related will roll out a monthly summary with features, interviews, contest details and updates concerning the deviantART related category here on dA. We run independently of any official dA representative and serve only to expand knowledge and open up the deviantART Related category. You may feel free to suggest something related to that category for feature, or an artist you feel represents something in that category well. All suggestions can be noted to bradleysays or DeviantArt-related.
Interviews will return in next month's newsletter.
bradleysays has totally redesigned the look of our profile page! If you like what you see, he also takes commissions for page do-overs.
Some of you are aware that our
Stendhal SyndromeStendhal Syndrome9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Night at the gallery by pavboq
It’s been described as similar to the experience of “love at first sight,”
When you meet a person who seems to in every way embody everything admirable, honorable, intellectually engaging, sensually desirable, well–humored… and alive. “A sudden racing heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucination” are symptoms you’re
Collection: Tilda SwintonCollection: Tilda Swinton8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tilda Swinton has always been more types of wildly creative artist than “only” an actress. As part of a live performance art installation for the Serpentine Gallery in London, she was displayed in a glass box not much bigger than herself, doing nothing but occasionally sleeping. She’s well–known in fashion circles for her work with designers specializing in androgynous styles of attire. She starred in the art–house film “Orlando,” based on the Virginia Woolf novel, in which she switches gender half way through the time–tripping story. Tilda is now known mostly as an Oscar–winning actress in main