how to self harmBefore you self harm in any way, you should probably know what you're getting into.Before you make that cut, please keep in mind that you will find the pain release and blood strangely addictive. You may think to yourself that you'll be able to control it, that you won't let it get out of hand. You may think that you can just stick to a few small, shallow cuts here and there that won't be deep and that will heal quickly and easily.But you're wrong.You can't control it, it's impossible to control. It controls you. It's an addiction.The cuts will get deeper, they'll scar. They'll take weeks to months to heal and years for the scars to actually begin to fade. You'll find that soon, you depend on it. You can't go more than a few days without cutting. You'll go crazy as your skin itches and burns, your hands shake, your head pounds, your vision goes blurry as you try to keep your mind off of it, try to hold back from giving in. But you will. If you think you can limit the cuts to just one ahow to self harm3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to draw noses!This week's tutorial comes a bit late but hey, at least it made it in time!How to draw noses!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NOSE NOSE NOSE
I'm sad :cthe gay marriage bill in Australia was denied by the government. here I was hoping I'll be able to meet a nice Aussie girl and one day marry her, thanks Australian government, thanks a lot. at least one thing hasn't changed, the government is still a pack of douchebags.I'm sad :c3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Outcast Odyssey Challenge Semi-FinalistsThe semi-finalists are in! See which 25 pieces are in the running to be featured in the adventurous world of Outcast Odyssey.Outcast Odyssey Challenge Semi-Finalists2 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge, we asked you to illustrate a new Witch/Warlock, Dragon/Monster, or Steampun
POCKY DAY FEATURESGreetings all friends, watchers, and random passer-bys!POCKY DAY FEATURES2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today on November 11th (11/11), there is a little random event going on in Japan in which we call it "Pocky's Day".
Q: What's a Pocky's Day?
The company that produces the snack Pocky has set 11/11 as "Pocky's Day" just to celebrate with randomness.
Conspiracy of snack companies, I know lol
You can check out their website, and see how much derp they have done so far!
I'm just joining the bandwagon to celebrate this random event for fun and have some excuses to eat pockys lol
As I have posted on my poll few days ago, I'm going to keep my words and hold "POCKY DAY FEATURES"
Anyone is welcome to join - all you gotta do is submit a deviation that's related to Pocky, and give me the link to it (you can just leave it as a comment on this journal or note me.). Then I'll be more than happy to feature it for you on my journal!
A SENTIMENTAL LOOK BACK ...On my Facebook Fan Page, I was discussing the importance of getting a "Light Box" with an aspiring artist named Amber. As I was typing an answer, a memory from out of the blue hit me, and I was so glad it did. It was bittersweet, but I wanted to share it with you. Here's what I wrote:A SENTIMENTAL LOOK BACK ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"They aren't that expensive. You can get a good one for fifty bucks - and they last forever. I still use the same one my mother got me when I was 13! Back then they were huge, cumbersome metal boxes. I'd love to get a new one, only the sentimentality won't let me. Here's a true story: The lights on my lightbox seemed to last forever. From the time I was 13, until I was in my mid-thirties, not a single light ever burned out. As I said earlier, my mother had given it to me, to support my interest in animation when I was young. The week that she passed away, the lights went out on the lightbox. I haven't been able to bring myself to replace it. I'm not sure I ever will."
My good w
Artistic insecurityIt's funny how people seem to think that I'm all that great, just because I make the art I do, and I voice my opinion here in an occasional journal-article. Like any other artist out here, I have my own doubts about my art, and I have a hard time facing them every now and then. I'm not perfect. I'm far from where I want to be. And lately I'm quite uncertain of where I want to go with my art. It's something that is bothering me quite a bit, and blocked my creativity.Artistic insecurity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I started doing art again, somewhere at the start of 2010, I used to very very insecure about my art. I never joined contests because I'm terribly afraid of failing. Honestly, I would feel bad about myself for weeks if I didn't at least end up in the honorable mentions. I never made tutorials because I was afraid one of DA's members would come up and say to me: "Why are you teaching this shit? You don't know anything about art!". And although I never liked to do fanart, I wouldn't probably have dared to do it either. A
I am bald!Yes. It is done. And it feels awesome. I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. It was a very great experience and I recommand it to everyone whishing to change a life... or a change of hairstyle. :iconohseriousmplz:.I am bald!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't forget to read some real stories about cancer writen by artists on DA ---) http://lalunatique.deviantart.com/journal/Shaved-head-challenge-for-Cancer-315267592
No hope for men....Hello official lesbianThanks to my brothers and various men who have mistreated women be it sexually or mentally, I declare myself lesbian. That's right. Lesbian.No hope for men....Hello official lesbian2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm tired of dealing with masculine stupidity and I am tired of being singled out BY men for the things I do. I've been used, I've been abused, I've even been MANIPULATED by a bunch of jack asses and it's gotten to a point where I can only see men as friends and nothing more. I will say that I have a girlfriend who I've gotten VERY close to, and you wouldn't BELIEVE the understanding she and I have for each other. Personally, she's probably the best relationship that I've had in a LONG time. She isn't abusive or manipulative despite being crazy as hell (the good kind). She doesn't even complain when I quiet down to listen to her about her day. She tends to rant, and I'm not so sure if I've told her this, but I think it's cute, and I'm happy that she has a mind of her own and that she's open to expressing her opinion on certain matters. I take prid
Found her!She is amazing to meFound her!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
wishing for someone all my life,
never thought it would be a 'she', that I will find.
now I am wondering where she has been all my life .
have been searching for understanding for who i am
never could find it true the eyes of a man
She is amazing to me
When She talks to me, I feel that I am alive.
Her voice is like the sweetest thing I ever heard.
Her attitude is to never buy a cage for a bird.
she has this smile which makes me melt
it's like every time she looked at me she new exactly how I felt.
Her pure hart, filled with honesty and care for the world
makes me want to embrace and protect her from all the hurt.
She is amazing to me
A message from her: I think you are THE shit!!
I couldn't believe it, but really she did!!
I had to let her know that I feel the same,
I'm a bit new to this so I don't know the rules to play the game.
Did try to be upfront and honest about my feelings for her
and the sweetheart that she is, she tried to gently let me down without hurti
Digital painting tutorialHi, guys!Digital painting tutorial1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the steps of my new painting "The Chase"
The first step is a black and white sketch, very rough, just to establish the composition. I often try to place main objects in a scene following the rule of 3ds, this gives balance and harmony to the picture.
Next step is refining the shape and form. I made the ship on the left more white, to show that he is away from the ship in front. It is the rule of the air perspective. I also refined the sky.
I dodged the ship behind a bit more, like he's in the thin haze. Then i started to detail the sea. I wanted the light to come through the waves to give the water that wonderfull inner glowing. I studied reference photos of the wawes to understand the physics of the sea water. Notice how i painted reflections of the ship on the left side.
When i finished the main forms i bega
Movie Review: Laputa: Castle In The SkyMovie Review: Laputa: Castle In The Sky2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Halcyon Castle in the Sky by vtas
Laputa — Castle in the Sky is the first movie written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki to be released by Studio Ghibli. Since 1986, it has garnered several awards and has been widely acclaimed, winning the hearts of audiences all over the world, and placing very high on a variety of top film lists in almost every category.
Like all Miyazaki movies, there is a his
The Right of The PeopleA friend of mine showed me this:The Right of The People2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Beginning July 1, 2014, a same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in the state of Indiana will be guilty of a Level 6 felony, punishable by 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. The new law also makes it a Class B Misdemeanor for a clergyman, judge, mayor, city clerk or town clerk-treasurer to perform a same-sex marriage, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Any clerk who issues a license to a same-sex couple would also be guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor.
Even if it is not true...We really need to stop this hate on gays/bis/pansexuals. THEY ARE PEOPLE TWO AND HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE.
If you want to help us in our protest and help to make a difference, note me and I will give you our password to the chat bellow.
Pride Flags Colors explained!I'll try to list as many pride colors as I can think of.Pride Flags Colors explained!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gay Pride (Rainbow - Gay, Gay Men, Lesbians, and sometimes the entire Queer community. The rainbow represents acceptance of all sexual orientations.)
Labrys Lesbian Pride (Purple with Labrys in inverted black triangle [different versions exist] - Lesbians, women, and feminism, and gynephilic people who identify as female. Labrys became a symbol of lesbians and feminists due to the popularity of a female empowerment publication called Labrys Magazine. In addition, the black triangle is a symbol of lesbians due to the fact that many lesbians were forced to wear it in concentration camps during the Holocaust under the idea that they were "asocial" and did not conform to heteronormativity).
Bisexual Pride (Pink, Purple, and Blue - Bisexuals and sometimes all multisexual/non-monosexual/multiple gender attracted people.)
GUYS PLEASE READ THIS I HAVE AN IDEAFor every person to watch me, fav this journal, share this journal, or all three, I will write your username down on a little piece of paper and put them in a special little jar and each day this year I'll pull a new name out and draw something for you at your request.GUYS PLEASE READ THIS I HAVE AN IDEA1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please do this I think it would be so much fun!
Fan Art Friday: The SimpsonsFan Art Friday: The Simpsons3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Don’t Have A Cow, Man!
Bart Vs Homer by MrTuke
Happy 25th Anniversary Simpsons Family!
With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons<
The jerks got away with it!5 years after economic collapse, they’re still smilingThe jerks got away with it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Five years ago this week, titans of finance wrecked the American economy. Here's why they're still happy as ever
By David Dayen http://www.salon.com/2013/09/11/the_jerks_got_away_with_it_5_years_after_economic_collapse_theyre_still_smiling/
Five years ago, Sunday night was a time of action for the financial world. Top officials desperate to band-aid an oncoming meltdown would use the weekend to find a suitor for distressed firms before the markets opened on Monday. Bear Stearns got sold to JPMorgan Chase on a Sunday night. Washington Mutual and Wachovia and Merrill Lynch sold on a Sunday too. Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went into conservatorship over the weekend.
But there was no weekend shotgun wedding for Lehman Brothers, and their ensuing collapse triggered the final stage of a crisis that we’re still feeling today, when you look at 7.3 percent unemployment, the lowest labor force participation rate si
Site Update: Commissions, deviantART muro brushesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Commissions, deviantART muro brushes2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing Commissions on deviantART
We've launched our new Commissions widget to everyone, enabling artists to generate real earnings through custom creations. Artists can list their commission availability through the widget on their profile, clients can then request commissions from them, and once the artist accepts, they receive payment which then shows up as profit on their My Earnings page.
2015 DeviantArt Calendars2015 DeviantArt Calendars3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
2015 DeviantArt Calendars
lemonade by loish
The year’s last gift—that you save for yourself!
This year my pick for the boldest, most beautiful and most imaginative wall calendar for the New Year has to be The-SixthLeafClover 2015 Zodiac Dragons Calendar.
Whether you’re a dragons
Undiscovered Shadows: The Truth Behind BullyingHello everyone!!! I have something to share with you all.Undiscovered Shadows: The Truth Behind Bullying2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A member of the group recently brought to our attention about a documentary by Bryan Kearns. In this film he interviews people across the USA who are victims of bullying and shows how psychologically damaging it is.
This film is also a fundraising project. I usually don't like to share fundraising projects, however this documentary relates to exactly what this group is about, understanding the psychological effect that bullying has on people.
Here is the link to the film - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kearns/undiscovered-shadows-the-truth-behind-bullying
I am not asking for donations, I just wanted to bring this movie to light and make sure that it gets the attention that it needs to help people understand just how badly of a problem bullying really is.
My Bully StorySo... I've been really stressed lately and this is what's been on my mind, my bully story. I don't really talk about it. I don't talk about it's effect on me, I draw and write about it here and there. I just want to let it out for once instead of letting it eat away at me.My Bully Story3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, the 2 worst bullies I had ever met I saw one at school and one after school a daycare(my parents didn't trust me at home). One was a girl and the other a boy. Both hated me. Both taunted me. Both hurt me. Both left mental scars.
The girl didn't respect me. She didn't respect my personal belongings or my privacy. She was constantly taunting, teasing and picking out my flaws. Other kids would see her picking on me and would join in. The authority didn't do anything cause I'm not Mexican you racist dick. I felt so alone. I was having friend issues to add to the torture. I hated school. It was my own living hell.
But after school was almost worse. I was dropped off to daycare everyday after school. The worst thing ab
For the Worn DownWhen a human's spirit is worn down,there is only one thing left....what is most pure of one's soulFor the Worn Down3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Suicide Awareness DayHello everyone.Suicide Awareness Day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm writing this journal today to inform you all that today, 9/10/2012, is Suicide Awareness Day. If you or anyone you know has ever thought of or been successful in committing suicide, please wear yellow and/or write "love" on your arm to show your support and love for your friends and family. No one should feel the need to take their own life. Let's show them that they are loved.
You can submit any related deviations to the "TWOLHA, Hurt, Self-Harm" folder.
Thank you for the support.
PE: Procrastination and Creativity Procrastination and CreativityPE: Procrastination and Creativity2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.
What mood is that?
You are well-aware of the importance of this project, in fact you can't wait to get to it! Too bad you promised your friends to go for a drink, and then there's that movie. Also, your productivity is at its strongest at Midnight, first Tuesday after the Full Moon, starting earlier would be a waste of time. Make sure you are well-rested! After all, is there a better way to prepare yourself for a productive tomorrow than an enjoyable today?
Your diagnosis: Procrastination positive.
"Someday is not a day of the week."