How to Become a WriterNeed help on writing? Take a look what I found on "How to Become a Writer"How to Become a Writer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is not my words)
1. Consider all of the options. Not everyone can create a blockbuster novel. Anyone with passion might be able to earn a living from writing. Copy-writing is probably the highest paid skill on the Internet. Article writing is in great demand for providing content for websites. Creative writers are in demand to bid for projects every day. So the first step in how to become a writer is to research all of the options.
2. Plan using logic and desire. Write the way you want, but decide whether or not you want to rely on the income from your writing. Not having a regular job will allow you to focus on your writing, but it's very unlikely that you'll be able to depend on it for at least a few years.Then you might get bored.
3. Think about what you want to write, instead of what you want to get from writing. You won't get anywhere if all you're after is money.
4. Be prepared to work odd hours -- y
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked. 1. There is no such thing as an "ex-atheist".Common Arguments regarding Ex-Atheists --Debunked.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
An ex-atheist is an individual who has abandoned the atheistic view of the "absence of belief" in a deity. I am one of them.
2. Ex-atheists were never atheist to begin with.
This is false. Atheism has no ideology or guideline in terms of who is a "true" atheist and who isn't. The closest thing to a "guideline" in terms of anti-religion is regarding "Dawkins Scale" representing the various levels of atheism depending on one's confidence level. But even then, there are flaws in the chart that go against reality terms of theism. To say that another individual was never an atheist before coming to religion after they proclaimed to be so is unruly in itself and only encourages that atheism is more like a religion rather than a freedom of religion. This is said because Christianity and other religions do have a guideline determining how true followers will handle doubt in face of a belief system or the
I was a very stupid child pt 2Fan: OMG your 'coming out' story was funny! Do you have any other ones?I was a very stupid child pt 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me:... I do... which I kinda wish I didn't
Fan: Tell me! They are awesome!
Me:...-sighs- Lord, this one was the worse.
When I was about 13, I came home from school and saw my older sister on the computer. I asked her when Mom was going to be home cause I needed her to sign my folder for my teacher. My sister just shrugged and said.
'She's at the hospital.'
I stopped and asked my sister why she was there and I was told, ' She got sick or something and had to have surgery.' I freaked out. I wanted to go to the hospital, I wanted to make sure my mom was okay and my sister told me she would be back in two days and stop freaking out. HOW CAN I?! Well I spent those two days waiting for my mom, praying she was okay until she returned.
When the two days went by, I ran home and found my mom sitting in the living room looking worn out and sleepy and I rushed at her to hug her. She had blankets and ice packs on her chest and
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 29BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 29BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 293 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Jungle Cat Lines by JupiterBlossem:thumb280686940:
Sunny Soul by ChashirskiyTOTALNA PORAZKA by NegraWaridiDistant chanting - redone by HeilyAensMay I stay here? by asiapasek
:iconlovesplz: DIGITAL ART :iconl
You and I | Art FeatureYou and I | Art Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested Soundtrack: "You and I" by One Direction | Artwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
wakeful by agnes-cecile
I see what it's like for day and night.
Beast Vision Vol. 04BeastVision is all about showcasing inspirational digital art to the community!Beast Vision Vol. 041 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for artists/work to feature please feel free to send a note to the group.
A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.It's often not as simple as one wants it to be when both artist and client want it to be: Cost efficient, time efficient and quality efficient.A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've often spend my time discussing the best way to handle commissions with clients and artist friends that I came to the conclusion that clarity and understanding is key.
I will divide the guidelines I work with based on 3 commission types.
Book covers ( or illustrations)
Reading all 3 parts will give you the full scope as a lot of it applies to one another as well.
1. Reference board.
If you as a client have very specific characteristic features all set and done for your character it can be very useful for the artist if you'd make them a reference board of art and photos that portray these things.
The artist does not wish for a life story of your cha
Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.shIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumbs, dA Muro, Sta.sh3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Comment Counts Under Thumbnail Images
Two weeks ago, we released comment counts under thumbnail images to Beta Testers. Today, the feature has been rolled out to everyone. We believe that this feature adds more context to the experience of viewing artwork on deviantART. You'll now find comment counts underneath the thumbnails of deviations -- they can be seen when browsing or searching art, and also display in your Message Center. We hope this feature will help bring to light the fact
COMMISSIONS! (FULL)august 14th 2012COMMISSIONS! (FULL)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- commission prices and this page are going under renovation! If you have already booked a slot/or are on the waiting list, DO NOT WORRY about this change. We will proceed according to what we discussed privately. (: Thanks!
Warning: some samples are outdated. I direct you to my gallery for an indication of my current skill level http://akimiya.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$15.00 per character
*up to $20.00 for complicated designs - see sample #2)
Waist-up (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$25.00 per character
(up to $35.00 for complicated designs)
Fullbody (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$35.00 per character
(up to $45.00 for complicated designs)
Trust by Akimiya
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Commission infoOUTDATED AS OF 12/9/2014Commission info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I may cancel your order anytime before your payment, for whatever reasons
My prices are pretty high due to our crippling economy and the terrible exchange rates. I accept USD, GDP and EURO
Please send payment via sending to friends/family @ Paypal
All commissions are transparent bg
Please note me to commission!
Please give me time~
Finished commissions are for personal use only
I do not work "first come first serve"
Please note me with:
-What type of commission (chibi, glow, full render drawing..)
-The size of the commission (headshot, bust, etc..)
-Image references of your character or a simple description - please dont link me to a million of random pictures as references.
-Any type of information concerning background, personality, age - but please keep it brief!
Deviants who offer Points commissionsThis journal was first posted in 2012 and although it has been updated various times since then, I'm no longer updating it or adding anyone new to it as of January 2014.Deviants who offer Points commissions3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Lots of artists on dA do Points Commissions, also known as PCs, which involve creating art or design for other people on request in return for Points. Here are just a few of them...
If you're looking for a specific type of commission, simply use Ctrl+F, type in what you want (literature, drawing, polymer clay, digital, animation, colouring, icons, logos, design, tutorials, stamps, emotes, vector, 3D, pixel dolls, photography, photomanipulation, space art, terragen, digital art, journal skins, journal scripts, wallpapers, comics, fractals, journal css, gallery css, cosmetic application, craft) and your browser will do the hard work for you!
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Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi
Pursuit of a DreamPursuit of a Dream8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Leia em Português|
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Slender ManWatch depthRADIUSSlender Man2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Some Shocking NewsOkay I just discovered 2 bad things recently.Some Shocking News3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first thing is I saw the bad part of the fandom of one of my favorite shows, Word-Girl. As a fan, I just found this group ---> http://sane-word-girl-club.deviantart.com/ The group was so right. When I was searching up Word-Girl up a few times, I saw some inapproiate and unnecessary pics. This includes things such as pedo pairings which includes Dr.2 Brains X Word-Girl. For crying out loud, this is a children's show. And pedo pairings aren't cool. This fandom is starting to become like the insane part of the MLP fandom (no offense Bronies, I ment the crazy side of the fandom, such as the stuff posted on 4chan ).
The second thing is that there is Fred TV show now D: . Yep ! That's right, that annoying kid from youtube. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! JUST NO ! First a Justin Bieber movie, then a High School Musical manga, then Chris Crocker getting his own movie and now Fred ?!?! Damn ! What is wrong with people the
(CLOSED)1500 Points Raffle(CLOSED)(CLOSED)1500 Points Raffle10 months ago in Personal More Like This
1500 Points raffle
How to join
just fave this journal
The raffle will end in 3 days
Whats in the bag? 001Want to be featured?Whats in the bag? 0013 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am going to start a journal series featuring photographers and their bags.
If you would like to be featured please note me with a photo of the contents of your shooting bag laid out with a description or comments on the contents.
To kick it off, here is my bag
This is my every day carry bag, I take it everywhere I have a few other bag with my pro-equipment but they arn't nearly as fun.
From left to right:
Vivitar Flash (I hardly use this but its nice to have just in case )
Leica M6 with 50mm Elmar f3.5 (Leica branding taped over for stealth)
My Moleskine Journal and Fisher Space Pen
A homemade press pass (you wouldn't believe how useful this is, especially when traveling in other countries)
Spectra Light Meter
Meds and Vitamins Including Ginger, Antacid, Charcoal and Cough Drops
Bits of line (to practice my knot tying when I am bored)