Tip of the Day: Doubters and HatersBefore you start off your career (or perhaps you just started your career) there tends to be more doubters and haters around you.Tip of the Day: Doubters and Haters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Most doubters and haters lurk at the bottom because they're too fearful or ignorant to try.
Sometimes many of our biggest doubters aren't bottom lurkers but our relatives or friends. Most of the time they mean well but they are not YOU. They don't know what you are capable of.
For many people, you are your worst hater and doubter. The only way you can find what you're capable of is by trying your absolute hardest. True failure comes from not trying!
Sending positive vibes to you all!
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-From the mod teamWe know that TGB was handled poorly in the past, but we are trying our best to be a fair and understanding group now. That being said, we can't be a charity: if the rules are broken, we need to take appropriate action. Maybe it's too much not to be held in contempt for punishing members, but we will only do it when they break rules. In the past, there were harsh expectations; anyone asking to join could be banned, and those who brought up personal opinions that disagreed with the consensus of the mod team were often treated poorly.-From the mod team7 months ago in Personal More Like This
We will not handle the group in this manner any longer. I apologize profusely to those who were wronged in the past, but please; we are not the same people that did these things. The mod team as it stands now works as a cohesive team with the well-being of the entire group in mind for every decision we make. Please, please do not hold us responsible for what our predecessors did. We will not kick you from the group for speaking your opinions or asking
Introducing Absinthe Cthulhu by Echo ChernikIntroducing Absinthe Cthulhu by Echo Chernik5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Martin Luther King DayMartin Luther King Day2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Martin Luther King jr.
* 15. january 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
† 4. April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee (aged 39)
Martin Luther King jr. was best known for his role in advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. He became a civil rights activist early in his career.
1955 he led Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1957 he helped Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he serving as it's first president.
The King's efforts led to 1963 March on Washington, where the King delivered his "I have a Dream" speech.
October 14 1964, Martin Luther King jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating recial inequality thought nonviolence.
In the next few years leading up to his deat
How To Tuesdays #3 Eye Tutorials (Photoshop):icontypewriter-Hplz::icontypewriter-oplz::icontypewriter-wplz: :icontypewriter-tplz::icontypewriter-oplz:How To Tuesdays #3 Eye Tutorials (Photoshop)3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this week's How To Tuesday, we'll be looking at awesome eye tutorials. From enhancing the colours, to making demon eyes, Deviant Art's Tutorial Section has it all.
How bout creating a manipulation this week using one of these techniques, and sharing it the group to see?
Don't forget to
punk rock your life.i havent made a real journal entry in forever it feels like. mostly because i've been busy with work and life, so busy that honestly, i havent read comics in almost a year now.punk rock your life.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BUT- recently i picked up Sean Murphy's :iconseangordonmurphy: Punk Rock Jesus http://www.vertigocomics.com/comics/punk-rock-jesus-2012/punk-rock-jesus-2 and was blown away and its pulled me back into reading, and not just creating comics (huge difference there). The last time i read a book where i felt the artist was in complete tune with the writing was Blade of The Immortal- Samura is probably my favorite writer/artist and BOTM is pretty much the perfect book in my eyes. And why wouldnt the art be in complete tune with the writing? its the same damn person. Books/people like these inspire- and are why i love comics and remain optimistic about the industry, it is the most complete and perfect way to tell a story, and it can all be done by one person ( well, one very talented and driven person and a small team
Tip of the Day: Believing is not DoingTip of the Day: A lot of times people might ask for advice and when they are told the answer, their reaction is "Oh I know that already." Believing in something isn't the same as acting upon what you believe in. Successful people DO the things they know they should do whether they like it or not.Tip of the Day: Believing is not Doing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Embrace your love of art.As artists, we do what we do because art runs through our veins & we would be making art even if it wasn't for a living.Tip of the Day: Embrace your love of art.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Embrace your love of art.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
rant + a question!i've been sick for the last few days which gave me an opportunity to finally put work aside and spend some valuable time clearing out my deviantart message center. as usual, this always puts a huge smile on my face, thanks to all of your wonderful comments, praise, encouragement, tips, and so on. thank you guys so much for that - i know there are lots of people who think i don't read their comments, but i read them all and they mean more to me than you think! it also always gets me thinking about my own art and how others percieve it.rant + a question!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
one thing i notice is that different people like my art for different reasons. generally, the more girly, pinup-like artwork gets the most positive feedback, while many others feel that i draw too much of that and should branch out to other things. some people enjoy my sketches a lot more than my finished artwork, whereas others really enjoy the more polished stuff. of course, that's normal, everyone has different opinions and taste.
personally, i've been
Ran awayI got in a fight with my mom and I snuck out and ran away and it's been an hour and a half and she hasn't come looking for me or anything... It's getting dark...Ran away2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Character Design Contest!CHARACTER DESIGN CONTESTCharacter Design Contest!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
We are finally launching our Character Design Contest!
I have been wanting to do this for a while now, something that’s a lot of fun where it gives you a chance to use your creativity and art skills to win awesome prizes!
In this contest, you get to design a character based off ANY key or piece of jewelry we have made. It can be based off one in our DA gallery, one in our etsy shop, or one that has already sold from our shop. It does not have to be a key, it can be anything we’ve made.
Anyone can enter, worldwide. Digital and traditional art accepted. It can be a fully painted picture or line art. Other media, such as clay/ sculpting or costume making, are acceptable as well.
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING
Design a character using parts inspired from a necklace in our gallery or shop.
It does not have to include all e
If I died...If you don't care: stop reading.If I died...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If you'd follow the link: comment something awesome
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
to make a heart do : heart : (NO SPACES)
SO GUYS I WATCHED THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE DUB OF YGO1) Holy cow, Marik has a normal teenage guy voice. He sounds not weird.SO GUYS I WATCHED THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE DUB OF YGO11 months ago in Personal More Like This
2) OH MY GOD BAKURA'S VOICE. He is so obviously voiced by a girl I have trouble referring to him as 'he' when watching the show. My new theory is that the spirit is genderless or a woman and just called 'he' because of its host. BUT DAT LAUGH. I LOVE THE VOICE. It's amazing. It is just veeeeery clearly female. It is so badass that I will now watch every episode with Bakura just to hear that totally badass voice!
3) Yami Yuugi in season 0 is also very obviously female.
I am no longer certain of any of these character's genders XP
More needle felting!!I don't know why needle felting is so addicting, i should have discovered this wonderful craftsmanship ages ago! heheheMore needle felting!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now i am just concerning about the surface i am creating, it tends to get 'hairy' because of the fibers, and i want a smooth surface. I think it would be the needle and the type of wool i am using. I am also running out of material, just bought 1kg of natural white wool.. yes.. 1kg.. so much! But i think it is cheaper this way and i can dye them what ever colours i want---> pastels !! I can't wait to get it and make lot's of cute stuff! I also made some needle felt cakes, i have put the process on my facebook page, i will post on here them they are done! I also can't wait to make my big ginger bread house out of felt! It's going to be AWEEEESOOOOOME!!! hehehehehe
Ahh.. that's right, i can't make any of those until i get my needle felting pens from Ebay, the seller is not contacting me at all because i don't live in the US, therefore i need an internatio
Tip of the Day: Follow your HeartToo many people give up on their dreams because of fear of what loved ones and friends might think. Follow your heart.Tip of the Day: Follow your Heart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip for Today: When to give up?Never give up just because you don't think you're good enough. We've all had our doubts in life. Successful people do not give up easily. We must prepare and prepare again, try your very hardest and then about 50% more that you didn't know you had consistently, then keep going twice as long as you ever thought you would or could. Look for more knowledge and try again.Tip for Today: When to give up?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Favorite this if you're with me! Have an awesome Friday.
Sending positive vibes to you all.
I Care, You Butt! ~ImmortalAnex~There's not enough ImmortalAnex shlit on here! I'm here to change that!I Care, You Butt! ~ImmortalAnex~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since Aleks and Kevin started dating ten months ago, Aleks started acting out. Yelling at Kevin, saying he didn't care about him. Kevin would always respond with "I do care!" But that never pleased Aleks. He always ended up locking himself in their bathroom, locking himself in their room, or in the basement. Kevin would talk to Eddie about Aleks's emotions. Eddie would always answer with the same thing. "He is just trying to get his emotions in order. Give him some time Kev." Then they'd hang up on Skype or on the phone. 'He is just trying to get his emotions in order…' Eddie's voice rang through Kevin's ear as he walked through the store to get some things for Aleks and him. "How long am I suppose to wait though?" Kevin asked himself, as he looked from cereal to cereal. He picked up a random box. His mind wandering off t
Winter Days (an immortalanex fanfic)THIS WAS REQUESTED FROM TUMBLRWinter Days (an immortalanex fanfic)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Warnings: Taste the feels I shove down your throat. Uh anyway it has kissing and holding hands…. Ohhh soo sexual. It’s supposed to be cute, that’s what the anon with the sunglasses wanted…. Yep.
Author Note: I thought this while I was reading manga, I don’t know why. But this question was asked a while ago and I didn’t have any ideas, now I do. It’s just cute... I guess its long distance relationship for it. Just read it. Its third person you little shit.
Kevin and Aleks always liked being together, but they never thought they would actually be the couple way together. It happened when they shared a hotel room together for PAX 2013 and they had to share a bed together. From then there, they knew the
Martin Luther King Jr. Day:iconcommunityrelations: communityrelations :iconcommunityrelations:Martin Luther King Jr. Day3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr, was a beloved minister and leader/activist for nonviolent protest during an era where protest had a propensity towards violence. For 13-years he led the Civil Rights Movement, giving profound speeches and getting people involved from the grassroots level to participate in peaceful protest.
Martin Luther King Day is a Federal holiday in the United States and its territories, always honored on the third Monday* in the month of January, falling around King's birthday. King was born on or about January 15, 1929; there is some question about the exact day of his birth, but the best guess is the 15th. Until his death on April 4, 1968, King worked
AnigayI wanna watch an anime that looks good, has a good story line and doesn't have:Anigay1 year ago in Personal More Like This
. Pathetic squealing girl characters
. Pantie shots
. Boobs flailing around everywhere
. Generic bowl cut main character
. Awkward pedophilic undertones
Also, it's gotta be dubbed and have girl characters that don't sound like they're having sex all the time.
Does that exist?
Coloring WalkthroughJust wanted to highlight some different coloring techniques I found throughout DA. Most of these tutorials are for Photoshop. A few highlight other programs.Coloring Walkthrough2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have collected these great tutorials over the years from DA and want to make it easier for everybody to find just the right kind of coloring tutorial without having to search through all of DA. This is mostly focused on anime/manga and cartoon coloring styles. All tutorials are copyright their respective owners.
PS important / how to optimize PS for digital painting:
Styles of coloring:
Colouring tutorial by Red-Priest-Usada CG - meago's way by meago TUTORIAL: Digital Paint in PS by Etoli Coloring_the_TOTMO_WAY3 by totmoartsstudio2 Colouring Tutorial ._. by DewNoir Tutorial for soft cell shading by getty +:Color Tutorial:+ by MrEdison Just a big Photoshop Tutorial by B1nd1 A Digital Coloring Tutorial: 1 by joulee Tutorial - CG Ver.2 by shilin Stylized Portrait Painting by thundercake Cancer step by step by meago Process of Doom by shilin Coloring Tutorial and Sai Tips by DyMaraway Walkthroug: Gate to Heaven by Dea-89 :thumb165
PERSONIFY A COLOR CONTEST! Fave to win 100 POINTS!LESS THAN A MONTH LEFT TO ENTER! JUNE FIRST IS THE DUE DATE!!PERSONIFY A COLOR CONTEST! Fave to win 100 POINTS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
TELL YOUR FRIENDS, GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!!
If you wanted to donate a prize, PLEASE make sure I added you!
Fave this journal for a chance to win 100 points!
You don't even need to enter the contest for this prize C:
Winner will be chosen at random the same day the contest is over!
There are many more prizes, please check them out!
I just noticed I put this rule in my personal journal, but not here!
The picture MUST BE NEW! And made for the contest!
Take any color from the rainbow, and personify it!
I don't mean just make a character all in blue smiling away!
Make a character based on how that colour makes you feel!
Example: blue is sad and dreamy, red is anger or love, green is envious!
I'VE HAD A COUPLE PEOPLE ASK. BLACK IS NOT ALLOWED.
Just NO BLACK.
You MUST title your entry "Sparkly Personify Contest"
We are keeping the folder
Tip of the day: attracting jobsDon't worry so much about whether or not you can find a job. When you become great at something, jobs tend to find you.Tip of the day: attracting jobs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!