How to Advertise you WorkOriginally posted in JewelersGuild, a group I co-founded. I felt others may benefit from this as wellHow to Advertise you Work2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Recently someone posted a comment asking people to advertise for them. This has in turn led us to the conclusion that it is high time we wrote something about advertising your work. Not everyone knows this subject very well, or how to go about doing it.
First thing you need to know is that you must be the one to do the work. Don't ask someone else and offer a portion of the profits. That is considered rude, and quite lazy. You don't want that. You want to make a good impression. First impressions go a long way. Now if someone offers to advertise your work that's something else entirely.
Secondly, know who your customers are. This is something a lot of people don't consider, and thus do not know how to advertise their work properly. For example let's say you make steampunk jewelry. Your primary customers would be those who are into steampunk. Is your wo
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My deviantART storyI signed up on DA 5 years ago because friends told me it was a nice place to view a lot of awesome art. (So true!) Back then I wasnt an artist and hadnt planed to be one either, I merely wanted to check cool stuff in my freetime. Haha. Pretty soon after getting a account I left though and forgot the place entirely.My deviantART story10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not until late in 2011 I went back again, I was bored that particular day and looking at art is always fun. The difference now was that I begun speaking to people, and got some really great friends at that, and as my friendhip grew and I got more and more inspired by the artists I saw, I also wanted to start make things. So I did the only thing I was okay-ish at - I drew and painted.
One of the first things I put on DA, a painting of my Brook Horse for the fantasy trilogy I write
In the coming year of 2012 I tried out various things, Ive always been creative and enjoyed tinkering, but most of all writing was the lo
Vitreous EnamelArtisan Crafts WeekVitreous Enamel1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Vitreous enamel is a material made by fusing powdered glass to another material (usually metal or ceramics - I'll be talking about metal) by firing. The powdered glass melts and flows into a smooth coating, which hardens as it cools. There are a lot of other materials out there that are calling themselves 'enamel' that are technically a resin or something else with very similar properties - traditionally, however, enamel is glass, and that's what I'll be talking about in this article!
Although this all sounds super cool and fancy (hopefully) you can actually find examples of products that have been enameled in an industrial setting all over the place! The older white boards at schools, for example, were often made of steel with a white enamel coating on them. In addition, cookware is often enameled - ever see those dark blue pots with the white speckles? Other commonly used items that have been enameled are bath tubs, dishwashers, and other appliances.
There are ple
DA's Insular Taste PhenomenonIt's been quite a while since I wrote a preachy "THINK ABOUT YO' ART"-type journal, and some of my newer watchers may not know that this is a particular(ly annoying) habit of mine. This is a subject I've had on my mind for quite some time for a number of reasons, and it's recently coalesced into a semi-soluble form so here we go. (As an aside- this journal does have some recycled ideas from a previous post of mine, but obviously I hadn't really said everything I wanted to on the subject.)DA's Insular Taste Phenomenon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's no mystery that I love this website. I came in at the tail end of the pre-critique wonder years, when the internet discovered and exploited that, yes, we don't always produce the highest quality art here. There's a lot of unpleasantness directed towards DeviantArt. At RISD, I made a point to never mention that I had an account here, because of the looks of disgust I would get haha and people would think about me differently. It was
NOVEMBERSunlight burns the morning mistNOVEMBER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
lukewarm and all aglow
rising sun thaws out all that's chilly
melting the frost that was barely-there
Shadowlands - Nature by nina-Y A perfect day by WALKING-GIRL Autumn landscape - Odenwald by corius Blueridge Parkway by bewilderedconfused Villar d'Arene by vincentfavre
Backyard Autumn Scenery by Maeve09 Little Langdale by jaq27 Till the End of Time by ildiko-neer Palousian Guest by Dee-T Tedirgin... by fiyonk14
Waltzing Wood by NoahSud November Rain by Emerald-Depths Portland, Japense Garden by alierturk
All the Small ThingsAll the Small Things2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Road to the Past by SevimDalanFrozen by rali478
*### by styvopThe Skeleton Key by machihuahua
Tales by Leona-Snowsquare by TheAutumnLeaves
TheIncredible TwoHeaded Kitten by Aconitum-NapellusGrün Grüner am Grünsten by DasGhulStripes by PhoenixLumbre
Gradient by michaelaforbus
Green Life by BokehLight
Where Forgotten Days Slumber by Oer-WoutGrace by Ykari-chanThe Birch Square by DasGhul
Searching by xOronarGreen Tree Python by v4nitySummer Fixation by clippercarrillo
Dsc0727 by JayantaraSix-spot Burnet, Zygaena filipendulae and alien by WitoldhippieOn the lookout by TammyPhotography
Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destinationPersistence is the engine, common sense is the steering wheel, belief is the key. We need all 3 to get to our destinations.Tip of the Day: 3 Things to get to our destination3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now let's get painting!!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
I have a confession.I finally figured it out, guys. I just... Love pussy so much. I'm straight, guys.I have a confession.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like.. I love those puss flaps, and the little man in the boat.
It's all just so great. How could anyone not like it? It's so saxy. Just saxy.
Okay, yea, that was dumb. I'm dumb. This is dumb. And not every woman has a pussy anyway. But yea, that was my April Fool's. Y'all can go home now.
dear dA: age is irrelevantthis recent deviantart poll "At what age does an artist have the most artistic freedom?" is a condescending and narrow-minded question.dear dA: age is irrelevant4 years ago in Personal More Like This
often i see people have opinions about age and how it relates to art. some say that they are too young or too old to do one thing or the other.
well, i have not been on this planet very long, i can't speak for everyone and everyone's circumstances are different. but i will say this.
you are alive. and since you are, there is nothing that can stop you from your freedom to express yourself through art or anything that you have a passion for - especially your age.
don't let anyone's preconceived notions about your social status stop you from doing something that is so much bigger.
a blank canvas doesn't care how old you are, where you came from or what inspires you. you will always be able to fill it with what inspires you no matter what.
Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Thanks for the info on reindeer gender-antler technicalities. I did learn this in my teens, but I just kind of enjoy drawing the deer as white-tails like I did as a kid. I know it's incorrect, but the nostalgia factor is more fun for me. Merry Christmas fellow biology nerds!
When I was would little, my obsessive love for Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would inspire me to draw Santa's eight reindeer to string together for Christmas decorations around the house. Even as a kid, I wanted some of the reindeer to be girls (it only seemed fair) and Dancer, Vixen and Cupid where always featured without antlers to show Santa didn't discriminate against the does!
So here's sweet-natured Cupid to wish you Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful day, everyone!
I am not longer allowed to mess with......the department shrink.I am not longer allowed to mess with...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With all the things, and I do mean ALL the things, that have gone bad lately and seem in no hurry to be set straight, my patience with stupidity is wearing dangerously thin. This means the Kadaj-remnant part of me is showing a lot. And so I was called into the boss:
Boss: You must stopp annoying the deparment shrink. I employed him to solve our internal problems. you are not helping.
Me: I think the whole thing is bogus, and that he is a fraud. You know that. Don't make me go there.
Boss: It is helping our problems.
Me:The placebo effect should never be underestimated.
Boss: Just answer his questions politely.
Me: I am!
Boss: You told him your long term goal was 'to take over the world with an army of flying monkeys'
Me: It is!
Me:... I didn't say my plans were making progress...
Boss:He also says you insist on him answering a question for every question you answer.
Me: It worked in Silence of the Lambs.
Boss: You are freaking him out.
Me: Look, his
PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourselfSuccess is not a measure of how much money you earn or how popular you are, rather, it is being able to find your passion - one that makes you happy and ultimately, one that you would be happy to leave as your legacy. To make a step forward to reach your dream takes smarts and guts but why couldn't you? Here is five reasons why you can.PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourself2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Everyone was born equal
More-less, this is true, some people are born more challenged than others but we all possess skills and ability to learn. It is possible to build something out of nothing if we really want to. It all comes down to our preferences and decisions.
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
2. Overcoming your fears
By constantly challenging yourself, you can get rid of fears that used to follow you. You will no longer be worried, you'll know you can count on yourself.
"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right."
Promote YourSelfDo You Have Something You Would like to Share With Us? Do You have a Project that You would Like to Share?Promote YourSelf4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Contest that You or a Friend is Hosting? Do you want to Advertise that you're Available for Commission Work? Would you like to Share all this With all our Members and Watchers?
From Now You Dont Need To Write On Our Front Page. Well here is the Place to Do it.
We Realize that our Members and Watchers Have Projects Going on that they May Like to Share with Others, and We Need a Place for That.
Share it in a Comment on this Blog.
Promote Anything You wish to Promote, as long as it is Appropriate. Anyone Can Promote their Projects Here, whether Member or Watcher. Just remember, make sure it is Appropriate for General Audiences. We are just trying to help to get the word Out, Hopefully this helps your project to Get Some Exposure.
This is your Blog, so use it Wisely.
We're not getting a freaking snakeWent to the zoo with the kids to zoo the other day. They had a petting snake, a gorgeous red-black-yellow snake. Now, I like snakes. I think they are beautiful and they are very nice to touch. And Sebbe loved it to...a bit too much.We're not getting a freaking snake3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sebbe: I want a pretty snake!
Me: We're not getting a snake
Sebbe: But I WANT a snake!
Me:Wanting isn't getting. We have two turtles and a little sister, that is quite enough.
Sebbe: Snake would eat turtles?
Sebbe:It would eat little sister?
Me: Well, no.
Sebbe: *ponders: A shark could eat little sister?
Sebbe: We can get a shark?
Sebbe: a crocodile? Crocodile could eat little sister?
Me: Yes. I mean no! We're not getting a crocodile or a shark or anything that can eat little sister.
Sebbe: Snake can't eat her. We can get a snake.
But no. We're not getting a snake, damn it! Even though I was outsmarted by a three year old.
So I was just stopped by a cop....I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it. "How old are you?"So I was just stopped by a cop....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"
"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)
I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.
He thought I was a highschool truant.
The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!
Design Clothes for Maya!DEADLINE AND MORE PRIZES!Edit: yahiroxyuki offered a prize for the first place: A shaded sketch, traditional. one character. Up to one extra animal/object.Design Clothes for Maya!DEADLINE AND MORE PRIZES!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: I've chosen a deadline! The deadline will be May 12 2012
From today you got 1 month to make your entry!
And now the first place will win 150, a drawing up to two characters colored with simple background and the person will can choose one open adoptaple from my adoptables: http://iedasb.deviantart.com/gallery/32327040 for him/her !
And will be 12 honorable mentions that will win 10 each and a free sketch up to two characters without background!
////Edit:You must use the base I made, the colored or the black and white, if you use the base black and white, you can only paint the clothes if you want.
The clothes must be colored.
You can make many entries you want!
One person maybe can win the contest and honorables mention.
You can donate prizes if you want! You can donate
The Reason why I dont DrawI got get asked alot why I dont draw. Why i commission people for art when I'm perfectly capable of drawing it myself(What?! No I'm Not) Well, Im finally going to tell you guys the reason why i don't draw. Back when i was in middle school, i did draw, believe it or not! It wasn't anything amazing, in fact a five year old could have done better. But i was dedicated! Anyway, I was, and still am, an avid Soccer player, and i was on the School's team. Well, during the my Middle School tenure, I had a serious injury, i broke my hand, hardcore. It happened during a particular soccer game, when i was fullback, or on defense. That kinda put a hamper on my drawing dreams, lol! The injury affected me throughout my high school career, as i literally couldn't hold a pen for more then twenty minutes, the pressure was to much, causing an almost unbearable amount of pain. As some of you might know, im not in high school anymore, and lucky for me, i had a laptop for College, so i wouldn't have to suffThe Reason why I dont Draw3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Little Something we all should hearFor the past few months I have been meeting with a family friend (an accountant) to help me with my taxes. Out of all the subjects to understand, finances are definitely way beyond the grasp of my brain, so I am very thankful to have someone so knowledgeable helping me with this foreign, scary, and unavoidable subject. It should not have come as a surprise, but at the end of this month, she told me I owe a lot of money. (Don't worry, I am not asking for donations) At first my heart just sank, yes I had the money, but it was pretty much most of my business savings. I was not feeling good about things.A Little Something we all should hear3 months ago in Personal More Like This
After mulling it over for a day, I realized I have nothing to be upset about, I am not in debt and I can certainly save more money as time goes by. It put everything in perspective for me. I did not begin making art for the money. Nobody born with the need to express themselves through art does it with intent to make a profit. They do it because it gives them life, because any futu
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!!!I was at the local Cheesecake Factory last night, preparing to stuff my previously blessed face. We sat down to eat, when all of a sudden, A Wild Menu Appeared! I used a quick attack on it, hoping to find something yummy to eat. Boom! ¨what the Magic!?!¨ I said, stopping on page 11 of the menu. Chicken and Biscuits!!! the description read: chicken breaded to a flaky crust, in a bite-sized shape, with a warm, toasted biscuit, on top of mashed potatoes. I had worn my Tobuscus t-shirt that day, so I REALLY wanted to get that!!!! the best part was when the waitress came. 'can i take your order?' 'yes, I'd like the chicken and biscuits, dipped in mashed potatoes plez!!!!' I said in my Toby-quoting voice. I cried when she leaned down and whispered: 'would you like some barbecue sauce with dat?'WHEEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!!!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Flipping Fan-gasm WIN!!!!!!!!
150 point raffle WINNERS!!The winners are150 point raffle WINNERS!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
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50 Aravil1 Screenshot (182) 3
Congratulations you two!!
This raffle is open to all people, you don't have to be a watcher to enter the winners will be picked using random.org.
This raffle will be open for 2 weeks from now
The raffle will end on December 25
The rules are simple.
Fav this journal and that will be your nu
Billie the Unicorn in the iTunes store!Sorry to anyone who doesn't have a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. I know this was a big issue with my Girly Poo app too.Billie the Unicorn in the iTunes store!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But if you happen to have any of the previous devices, the interactive "Billie the Unicorn" book is in the iTunes store! It's at a discount today! I'm still finding hidden animations and secrets. The programmers and animators at Mobad went to town sneaking in as much as they could.
Billie the Unicorn interactive book app
101 Point Giveaway (WINNER)I felt like making multiple journals for all this was too much and people could come back and check this.101 Point Giveaway (WINNER)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wow. You guys sure had interesting answers, you surely made me think again about living forever.
Now, I know you all want to know who the winner is... So here it comes..
The deviant who wins 101 points with number 75 is.....
Since I came back from a long time of inactivity. I thought I should give you guys some points for the long inactivity.
The rules are the same as always!
If your new here are the rules.
FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL!
That's it! c:
If you watch me. THANK YOU! Every month, I will do a watcher feature choosing 10 random deviants to feature starting the first day of next month.
Please no alternate accounts to enter because if you do. I will find you and I will disqualify you.
This is optional but if you want to do it to please me please answer my question!
Thank You!Thank you guys so much for the deviousness award! But it's really not just this award, thank you all for the support through out the years.Thank You!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can honestly say that I grew up with this community and everyone here has taught me so much, and not just about art, but also on how to be a person. When I first got this account at the age of 12, I could have never imagined how much it has shaped my life and career. It sounds cliche but I probably wouldn't have became an artist if it hadn't been for everyone here on deviantART. Through all of the ups and downs in life, the community has always been the support and inspiration that kept me going.
I hope to give back as much as everyone has given me. I will continue to create more comics, tutorials and art in the future. I will never stop, and I have you all to thank for that.
So truly, thank you!