Killjoy Name-maker :DJust a random idea I had sometime ago...Killjoy Name-maker :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who might have trouble thinking of a killjoy name for yourself or are just bored feel free to use it!
The name might sound odd or something, so if you want you can just mess around with the names. Just thought this would be cool.
Okay, this is the first part of your name. If your first name starts with the first letter here, the first part of your killjoy name is word next to it.
Now the second part of your name. If your last name starts with the first letter here, the word next to it is the last part of your killjoy name.
Stages Of LifeIf I would have nine lives,Stages Of Life8 months ago in Personal More Like This
maybe in one of them,
I would smile to a star called Desire,
which appears from time to time on the sky of an unknown planet,
to make life brighter.
Luz by Marazul45 Vow of Fidelity by plumita1
With eight lives, I would think I'm so rich,
that I would be able to find that wonderful legendary golden dragon
and with generosity,
maybe he would protect me from emptiness.
Secret garden by Ironshod
Odin's Epic Giveaway!Odin's Epic Garage Sale GiveawayOdin's Epic Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What would you guys think if I added a widget on my blog so you can always see how many entries you have in the contest? I wanted to ask in case there are those who didn't want their screen names posted. That way you can always know where you are at.
So I will be moving in the near future and I have BUNCH of stuff I just need to get rid of. So I figured, I will run an epic giveaway contest for your benefit. Here are the rules:
It is a follow contest so it is a drawing with a plethora of opportunities to enter. each will give you one entry:
Since I am working to gain exposure for my upcoming novel, ONLY follows from the Odin's Musings persona will be counted (But feel free to see my work at Odin's Bead Hall as well.
o Follow my blog an comment on your favorite story: http://odinsmusings.blogspot.com/
o watch my DA (comment on my journal post, don't note me please): http://odinsbeadhall.deviantart.com/ If you are already a watcher, just
prosaix's dealing with cyber bullying on dA guide Log outprosaix's dealing with cyber bullying on dA guide4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have some sleep, or a cup of tea
Go to your message center
Find the comment in which you're being bullied
Press the 'x' red button to delete it
Go to your settings
Add that person's username to your list of blocked users
Want to be the First to Use dA's Newest FeaturesWell, you’re in luck!Want to be the First to Use dA's Newest Features4 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you may know, behind devBUG is a crack team of deviants who help us out, you may have seen them answering questions on bug reports and blog posts. Well, these guys are devBUG's alpha testers and they do more than just help out answering questions. Alpha tester also get to play with cool new deviantART features before anyone else!
Why am I telling you all this?
Because I am pleased to announce that there are now 9 new places on the Alpha testing team which I’m looking to fill
Want in? Well, here’s what I’m looking for
Beta testers - to apply you must be a deviantART beta tester (Not sure how to become one? Click Here)
Helpful - There’s always people to help out at devBUG, so being helpful is always a good thing
Eats bugs for breakfast - New features are never perfect! If you enjoy finding bugs an
Children's Literature, Morality + Changing IdealsIntroductionChildren's Literature, Morality + Changing Ideals2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
With the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, and its gradual integration into society, people at last had access to literature. It was William Caxton who first saw the opportunity to make money by printing and selling those stories and fables hitherto told by word of mouth.
At this time, literature did not have age-specific target audiences. Inevitably, some stories appealed to children more than others. Robin Hood was especially popular, while Aesop’s fables offered entertainment and life lessons to adults and children alike.
It is, of course, impossible to say exactly when and how literature was identified as a useful tool in teaching morality to children. It is speculated that there was no concept of ‘childhood’ before the eighteenth century, although historians debate this, as historians are apt to do.
Like A Real Author With Pants!Hi, internet! I have a new novella out! It is live! You should read it! It's called "Nine Goblins" and it's under the pen-name "T. Kingfisher."Like A Real Author With Pants!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It will propagate out to other sites when Smashwords gets around to it, so Nook, Kobo, and (god willing) iBooks versions will be coming soon. (Watch this space! Or Twitter!) If you're impatient, however, you can get an ePub version on Smashwords that will work just fine on an iPad. (Easiest way is to either buy it and e-mail it to yourself, or buy it using the iPad.)
Now, as to what the story is about…well, it's about goblins. And Sings-to-Trees the elf. (Remember him? This takes place before the Elf/Orc thing, though, although it includes most of the text of the short little bit "An Evening With Sings-To-Trees.")
This is a small epic fantasy, if that makes any sense. It is fun<
Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - Atlantis:iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - AtlantisRealms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 50 - Atlantis2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the 50th issue of my fantasy features!
These are now part of a collection in a group created specifically for this project. If you like this feature, you can find more gorgeous artwork at the group, including some never featured in these articles before.
I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, 's and 's!
This is a special feature, as it marks the 50th feature collection I've run. This is a project that is very special to me, as I really enjoy sharing stories of fantastic tales and cultural myths. I hope I can go on for another 50 more! ^_^
So for this special issue, I'm trying something different. The feature for this collection is:
Something for AutismEveryone here is probably familiar with my tutorial Emotions and Facial Expressions, but I've been amazed along the years at the number of people who work with autism who have shown interest in it. I never dreamed, when I made it, that it could be considered useful for people who otherwise can't read facial expressions. I was recently asked if I had a way of making it available in a convenient format that could be handed out. There's no online leaflet-printing service that is cheap enough I'm afraid, but I gave it some thought and came up with this:Something for Autism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a 12-page e-book extracted from my book Drawing People. Centers, schools and individuals who work with autism are authorized to buy a single copy and then print it freely to give away to people they're helping.
Of course, anyone can buy it, but please respect my rights! Don't redistribute the e-b
FAQFAQFAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I fully expect all the questions to continue, but for the sake of trying to answer some of them, I'm going to start putting together a list of Frequently Asked Questions. As more questions get asked, I'll add them to the list. I'll also try to break things down into sections so finding answers that you're looking for will be a bit easier. On that note, let's answer a few questions!
Q: What do you use for your scupts?
A: Original Sculpey. White.
Q: How do you get your sculpts looking as clean and detailed as they are?
A: I bake the clay multiple times and use a hobby knife and sandpaper to carve and shape it. My process can be followed as such: Make foundation for sculpt, bake, shape new clay on foundation into the rough shape that I want, bake, carve clay down with x-acto knife, add clay to refine shape, bake, carve a bit more as nee
Artist Info: How to Price Commissions"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried"Artist Info: How to Price Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is an informative journal to help artists determine fair pricing for commissions, based on my recent poll. I will update this as needed to include new information as it comes in.
This is part of an 'Information Series of journals
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- [now reading]
- Artist Info: Conducting yourself professionally
- Client/Buyer info: How to go about commissioning an artist.
BIG FAT DISCLAIMER
For Turkish PeopleI dedicate this journal to the Turkish People and to all my Turkish Friends, for their courage, for their fight and for their rights.For Turkish People1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Democracy is the most beautiful way to govern Turks, it fits us very well..."
It is not my photograph.... by Hermetic-Wings
All our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Just One Last Chance . . . by shiny-shadows-Art :thumb307728926:
Much love to you all and stay safe!
Ten Reasons To Smile1. Smiling helps keeping your skin healthy. To smile you have to make your facial muscles work, a simple way to avoid wrinkles and look younger!Ten Reasons To Smile6 months ago in Personal More Like This
2. People do their best when their colleagues/bosses/schoolmates smile. When you are working and people around you smile, you get relaxed and you can concentrate easier. On the opposite, if everyone around you is nervous, you'll surely get nervous too.
Artesano-Artisan by Anamartinez-Fotograf Imagine by JEnriquezPhoto
MYO GREM2 CONTEST HAS ENDEDthe contest has officially come to an end! i will leave the submission folder open for another hour or so if you have not submitted your grem into the submissions folder yet, thank you to all that have joined!!! once the folder has been officially closed, my judge :iconstrait: and myself will begin the judgingMYO GREM2 CONTEST HAS ENDED1 month ago in Personal More Like This
this contest is giving you the chance to be able to win your own grem2!
the rules are simple and the guide is short and sweet, but make sure to read all the rules beforehand!
8 or more winners will be chosen by myself and :iconstrait:, all will have rights to keep their grems fully! (this number will change depending on how many people join in)
-in order to be apart of this, you have to join this group here :icongremcorps: (you can leave after the contest if over if you'd like!)
-you will need to follow this guide carefully
you have the freedom to bend a few new ear/
Chatroom RulesAs provided by Nyar1athotepChatroom Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DISCLAIMER: Critiques, suggestions, and help can and will be offered by every chat member. If you don't like this or feel comfortable with occasional constructive criticism, it would be best to look for other chats to roleplay and/or share your writing.
1. You shall treat everyone in the chat with respect and dignity.
This is a friendly environment, so please be mindful of the people around you. Do not discriminate against anyone because of gender, sexual orientation, or political and religious views.
There are little to no restrictions when it comes to topics, jokes, and discussions. However, if ANY mod decides to terminate the conversation, all members must IMMEDIATELY stop. Not doing so will result in a kick. Repeated offenders will be kicked/silenced or banned at the discretion of the mods.
Don't bring your problems or other chatroom problems in here. We don't w
Pony ResourcesI'm routinely updating this post with new resources that people send me. So feel free to send me links to tutorials or other informational posts/deviations/links that you think might be helpful to plushy makers!Pony Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been putting together a new list of pony resources over the last few weeks. It's been a while since I did the first journal post on the topic and unfortunately a lot of the original links went dead when BabyLondonStar deactivated her account. I also wanted to include some links for other non-eye and mark related things that I've found over the time I've been on deviantART.
There's a really cool tutorial by BeeZee-Art for making spiral plushie horns that I thought folks might like to see for their unicorns. I think you could also apply it to plushies where the horn is sewn in already, getting your needle in there might be a little harder though.
Once you've finished sewing your pony you may want to take
The House of DreamsI built a little House of Dreams,The House of Dreams3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And fenced it all about,
But still I heard the Wind of Truth
That roared without.
I laid a fire of Memories
And sat before the glow,
But through the chinks and round the door
The wind would blow.
I left the House, for all the night
I heard the Wind of Truth;
I followed where it seemed to lead
Through all my youth.
But when I sought the House of Dreams,
To creep within and die,
The Wind of Truth had levelled it,
And passed it by.
Sara Teasdale, The House of Dreams,
From Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, 1907
June BugsDragonfies:June Bugs5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Fall Hustle by Corvidae65climbing tulip leaf by stresskiller66
Stocks & Copyright Links:
:iconkirilee:kirilee Journal about Copyrights and Stock - Stock Copyright - Shutterstock, iStock vs. DA by kirilee
US Government Copyright Laws- http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ14.pdf & http://www.copyright.gov/
As per US government Copyrights Derivative and compilations including my Work are Copyrightable by the creator of the derivative or compilation because "the resulting work as a whole constitutes a new work." Please government document on Derivative and Compiled artworks: "Copyright in Derivative Works and Compilations" from the United States Copyright Offices.
Journal Post on Copyright laws with DA faqs: Copyrights: What You Should KNow by Sophia-Christina
For those that question my wate
Historical Disney Princesses FAQRather than answering these individually over and over again, I'm just going to leave this here and add to it as needed:Historical Disney Princesses FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- I'm not telling you which princess I'm doing next.
- I would appreciate it if you didn't tell me what character I should do next, or what you're looking forward to, or what character you hope I'll do! It's very sweet and I definitely appreciate the sentiment, but consider the fact that you're something like the 400th person to tell me about Elsa, or Anna, or Merida- it's not adding a lot to the conversation.
- No, I'm not doing any Kingdom Hearts characters. There's no particular historical precedent, so they don't really have anything to gain from this series.
Are you going to do Merida?
YES PLEASE STOP ASKING sobsobsob
Are you going to do Elsa and Anna?
Are you going to do any more pieces in this series?
Yes! Let it be assumed that I will continue doing these until stated otherwise.
Project Educate: Composition BasicsThe action of putting things together; formation or construction.Project Educate: Composition Basics3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The term composition simply means 'putting together' and is applied to all forms of art. In this respect, composition is all about the placement, arrangement or organisation of the individual elements within a photo. The composition of a photograph is what catches the viewer's attention and is what makes the image pleasing to the eye. By practicing and developing basic composition techniques, you can produce pieces of work which can recreate the impact of the original scene.
Some tips for developing composition skills are;
Look around using the viewfinder every time you take a picture.Look at each element and how it impacts the overall composition.Become familiar with your camera. Learn how it works, play around with settings and really get to know how each setting changes the overall image.Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice. Experiment and practice.Study other pieces of art; photogr
News to know: beware of phishing scams!There is currently an individual or group of individuals who have created a fake deviantART login page, and they're using hijacked accounts to continue to share the URL of the fake page.News to know: beware of phishing scams!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please spread the word:
If you click a link that directs you through the deviantART "There Be Monsters Out There" outgoing link page and you unexpectedly return back to deviantART while logged out, check the URL of where you are before entering any of your details.
The proper URL for the actual deviantART login page is: deviantart.com/users/login. (Note that there is nothing between "deviantart" and "com" except for a "dot.")
If you find yourself unexpectedly logged out after clicking an offsite link, immediately check the URL to see if anything extra has been added -- this would indicate that you are in fact on a third-party website masquerading as deviantART. For example, if the URL reads something like deviantart.[som
My Deviantart StoryAs a Deviant of 11 years, my story is pretty long, but I'll spare you the deets. I was a child of the Oekaki generation, and DA seemed like a cool place to house all my art. I've never been afraid to post art, nor did I ever mass take-down any of my art except for removing commissions. Every so often I go through a different 'phase' of art based on the RPs I'm doing with friends at the time. So without further adieu, here are some of my most prominent phases since my start!My Deviantart Story4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Cedric phase: Involving a cast of goths, both furry and human, from a fantasy high school RP with my sister :iconchaoskomori:
Samuel Phase: The first instance of my WWII characters showing up on DA with characters I built with my sister, then RP'd with :iconmarszenka:
Curcio phase: Inspired by Sweeney Todd, I brought back an older character of mine, Curcio, in an RP with :iconmarszenka: set in 1600s Italy, I think... Or was it France? XD
Rat Anatomy Compilation.Rats are very fascinating little creatures. They have small hands like humans, minus the thumbs. They are intelligent and social, and each rat has a unique personality. They can also easily stand on their hind legs, making them an easy transition to an anthropomorphic form for stories and art.Rat Anatomy Compilation.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, though, they are damn difficult to draw, and there are precious few resources for those wishing to delve into their anatomical structure (certainly me included). So I will be collecting references, both photos and drawings, that I think might be helpful to someone looking to draw my charming friend Rattus norvegicus (and perhaps some of his closest family members). I will probably add to this from time to time as I find new resources, so please feel free to suggest things that you think might be useful!
Scans from "An Illustrated Dissection Guide to the Rat," by Allen Kurta
Lineart only, these are not gory
Rat Skeleton: http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x254/CJArtist
The 30 Harshest Artist-on-Artist Insults EverIf you've ever felt insulted by someone simply saying "this sucks" on your deviations, take a look at this article!The 30 Harshest Artist-on-Artist Insults Ever3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My favourite from it:
26. Salvador Dalí on Jackson Pollocks style:
The indigestion that goes with fish soup