Artists who need helpPlease read: If your problem was solved then please tell me then I can remove it out of the list and keep space for someone else cause the journal doesn't allow any more text so I cant add more D:. I dont want to make another journal like this cause if you read this journal, you will miss other so please read it & note me if your problem solves. And if you want to be added here (just important problems please, I won't add personal needed problem such as opening commission for buying my T-shirt, etc. Please understand it). Send me notes instead of comments cause I may miss it (and if you can, please keep it short so we can have more space for more peoples). Thank you.
In case I didn't read your notes yet (sorry but I have quite notes to reach ) or this journal don't have enough place to add more peoples, please feel free to add your (or your friends) problems here so we hope more peoples can see it .
Help them, even you can't do much. As you know, Haiyan storm attacked Philippine, Vietnam and few other countries get affected from it.Help them, even you can't do much.1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There are more than 10,000 Filipino dead because of Haiyan storm and it's still affecting in Vietnam now.
Any help is appreciate cause they need it.
How to help them:
Update: Unicef link for helping Filipinos - Haiyan's victims: http://www.unicef.org.uk/landing-pages/Philippines-Childrens-Emergency/
If you can't help, spreading the words are truly appreciated.
How I started in art, how I studied and surviveInterview by KhidirIshitar:How I started in art, how I studied and survive1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say firstly thank you for making such a group :iconartistshospital: in the first place, while I haven't made much progress I know that I have a solid resource to build a strong foundation on for practicing art.
I had a few questions for you about art and drawing in general(that I can't remember of course) if you didn't mind.
A: It's an honor to have those questions asked to me, now I finally get the time to sit down and answer them. Hope that my life experience can help to keep some inspired and keep going.
how you started off with an interest in art, animation, and the like?
A: Oh, I am one of those... uh, born drawing girl. Everyone has a different start, I was entranced by newspaper comics ever since I was a baby. I could sit there and STARE at the pictures for hours, my mom still talks about how she wondered what I was staring at. When I co
Be An Active Watchee We all want active watchers; people that comment on our deviations and add them to their favorites. That get involved in whatever projects we have going on, polls we post or anything else. Active watchers are awesome and we're lucky to have them. But are you an active watchee?Be An Active Watchee10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Some people return watches, some people don't. However you do it, a big key to have active watchers for most of us is to be active in return! But what is an active watchee?
Being an active watchee isn't really that hard, it's just boils down to being involved with your watchers and being part of their deviantART experience too. They watched you for whatever reasons they did. Let it be your artwork, your community involvement, your bribery... whatever it is, they watched you for a reason, reasons we shall appreciate because we are respectable people after all! So without further babbling or .gifs,
5 Steps to Being an Active Watchee
1. Stay regular
Giving up.There's a saying out there- that you'll always regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did. There's another one: It's better to beg for forgiveness than to ask for permission.Giving up.8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Both are true. Lately, i've fallen in love with this show called "Battle for dream island" Seriously. Watch it. It's a short series on Youtube that's a lot like Total drama island- except, replace all the characters with talking objects and you've got the idea. I literally went on a archive binge yesterday, it is so amazing. Anywhay, I came across this video while I was snooping around Jacknjellify's youtube:
My mouth literally dropped. This guy, this guy right here- he did it. He accomplished what I always wanted to do (make a cartoon series), and even became famous!!
And you know why?
He didn't give up.
Back around the same time this came out, I also had a little comic book series. Okay, not little- I'd finished writing and drawing 26 episodes
Watchers Feature #005#001#002#003#004Watchers Feature #0052 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE!!! this journal to share YOUR beautiful art!
Fifth week and fifth amazing collection!!
Don't cry, I'm here... by Xiaoyu85veBarn Owl by skoppio
LoA-Cover by Sorein703Sweet Lolita Outfit 1 by Nko-ennekappao:thumb143715052:
Don't Let This Win Over You by matenaMedousa by FanhirVision by Ata-Ur-Rehman
Steam Gothic 001 - Wrecking Crew by WinterfloodBlue Eyed Dragon by JLDragonflyNude by vandelia
Fas et nefas ambulant by twifferluffsMomijiShe Werewolf by foxycleoLasting Tilt by little-blueshoe
:thumb275469777:Flight of the Monarch by allison712Iron Man by projectghost
Happy Mother's Day 2009 by Rosepetals07... Monster ... by BlueSoulberThe Ravens Den Card by xgnyc
[Heart] Enjoy!! [Heart]
Watchers Feature #012#001#002#003#004#005Watchers Feature #0122 years ago in Personal More Like This
#006#007#008#009[Bullet; Pink]#010[Bullet; Pink]
[Bullet; Pink]#011[Bullet; Pink]
So, here I'm again with the "watchers' feature" project: I decided to start featuring all of my lovely (and very patient xD) followers, featuring 30 watchers at time, every week! *v*
Yes, this will take a bit as you're a lot!! D: But I want to feature ALL of you! [Heart]
[Star!] PLEASE!!! [+fav] this journal to help me share YOUR beautiful art!
The LOL Corner #132The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner #1322 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you. For more information on dAmnIt!, please see this blog
dAmnIt! has reached over 80,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note bradleysays or Astralseed with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dA
PE: Giving and Receiving Quality FeedbackPE: Giving and Receiving Quality Feedback2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Giving and Receiving Feedback
One of the most useful things on deviantart is the option to give and receive feedback. There are different kinds of feedback. This article aims to inform you on how to give quality feedback and hopefully receive it.
Types of Feedback
One of the quickest ways to interact with others. From journals, to forums, to art, to profiles, comments are used everywhere. However, the quality can range from spam, to constructive.
Any deviant can write them,(~,*,=,`,^ etc.) but only premium members can request them. Constructive comments can substitute for these. Critiques take some time to write, and really provide insight. If used correctly, can be a wonderful way to give/receive constructive criticism.
This is important to receiving feedback. If you give, you are l
Amazing Couples Feature!After the result of this http://piccolaria.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3641999/ poll, here I'm with my watchers' most favourite couples!!! Enjoy!!!Amazing Couples Feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commission: Sarion Tierose adn Autumn by DoroxDoroThe Nobodies by SirWendigo
Ethereal beauty by Aomori - Birds Mascarade - The Phoenix and the Eagle - by ooneithooCommission: Daniel and Helena by starca
Commission: Daniel and Rebecca by starcaAt my mercy... by StressedJennyMy Sweet Valentine by Kimir-Ra
What Are You Doing Here? by ribkaDoryFragrance Of Love by ribkaDoryNot So Sure by ribkaDory
Entwined by Gold-SevenCommission: Tyra and Marthin by ElementJax:thumb330358397:
Right at this moment... by LunarethLet's KISS by MPdigitalARTLovers Dream by TwoToneFools
Aim for the heart (big and glowy XD) by DestinyfallHappy Holidays ! by OrpheelinHappy Birthday Sparkyyy! by Alicechan
Fashion of His Love by MidnightZoneGluttony by saniika
Top Ten Gruesome FairytalesStumbled across this today.... Needless to say I'm pretty disturbed now. Good ol' fairytales. I did not create this list; the link to the original content is at the bottom, along with my thoughts. Feel free to leave your thoughts too! I'll be posting a proper update soon so stay tuned.Top Ten Gruesome Fairytales2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Pied Piper
In the tale of the Pied Piper, we have a village overrun with rats. A man arrives dressed in clothes of pied (a patchwork of colors) and offers to rid the town of the vermin. The villagers agree to pay a vast sum of money if the piper can do it – and he does. He plays music on his pipe which draws all the rats out of the town. When he returns for payment – the villagers won't cough up so the Pied Piper decides to rid the town of children too! In most modern variants, the piper draws the children to a cave out of the town and when the townsfolk finally agree to pay up, he sends them back. In the darker original, the piper leads the children to a river
Communities rely on Pillars made of HeartCommunities of all kinds are held up by pillars made of heart. Typically embodied by people who let the weight of their community rest on their shoulders, willing to let life be life. Sometimes it hurts, and sometimes it's comfortable. Regardless, the result is a halo that surrounds all participants in a community. The healing light of being mothered, fathered or cared for.Communities rely on Pillars made of Heart1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These are very special people who take this role in your community. Maybe this person is you. In which case, please be you today, and every day. Because you are very important.
For the rest of us, we all know who the pillars are that hold up the communities that we care about. We all know the value of what they do, especially when we stop to think about it.
There is nothing in life that I have ever found a deeper admiration for than people who take on this role. Pillars of Community. When a human being digs their heels in, claims territory and begins to show Love towards a group of people, they begin to embody
Your art is worth more than you think.It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a good fortune must be in want of art.Your art is worth more than you think.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you've ever taken a look at the job-offers part of any forum or site, you'll notice two tendencies that occur online. The first is that a lot of people look for art, some for the cheapest possible price at the best possible quality. The other is that a lot of people are willing to low-ball even more than the initial offer simply to snag the job.
Because if they don't offer cheaper art than the rest, they wouldn't be getting the job, or so the line of thought most likely goes.
You see people selling full-body, detailed renderings for $10, or people who sell pixel art for 50 points. But why?
A reminder should be sent out telling people that their art is worth so much more than they think. And this is why I can highly advise these journals if you plan to price and sell your art.
TYPOGRAPHYlove========================TYPOGRAPHYlove3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconfancystupidfoxplz: Happy New Year! Wish you all much happiness, adventure and knowledge in 2012!
There is something about typography that is just awesome. The combination, use and placement of words/language is something we see in everyday design and should be appreciated as an art form. So to spread the love of Typography, here are some amazing typographic pieces you should all check out:
:thumb23234837: :thumb166787426: Typography 2 Typeface by dRoop Evolution of Typography by SilverThornz :thumb105099481: typography diseases 3 by chuckTHEchick Got a Light by DesertViper I emotion you Typography by il6amo7a-Q8 Typography Desktop by BlackHug Hello Monday by DrewDahlman
More on Typography
Comic Sans Criminal: http://www.comicsanscriminal.com/
We Love Typography: http://welo
A Special Moment.I wanted to share this with you guys because it is by far the most beautiful moment of my life.A Special Moment.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It happens to be the day I flew back. The flight back to England was very long, only because I knew what was waiting on the other side and I couldn't wait to see him again.
When I got off the plane, I don't think I have run faster in my life. I stood in front of the area where the bags were coming out and acted like some kind of idiot really because I was literally pacing around it trying to get my bags out as fast as possible. I borrowed a stranger's phone to call Kurt at that moment because I knew when I crossed those doors, he would be waiting for me on the other side. And when I walked out with my trolley of stuff, there he was. Right in the middle wearing a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans, his arms open wide to grab me, I could see him before I even walked out of the doors at Heathrow. I left my trolley at that point because honestly, I didn't give a damn where it went and in seconds
The right Manga Anatomy-Does this exist?People often say: "Your anatomy isn't right."The right Manga Anatomy-Does this exist?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I admit, anatomy IS difficult. But there are so many styles like more chibi or more realistic and so the proportions of the body changes.
I would answer this question with a yes and a no.
Yes, because if the character you draw has 4 fingers, it's wrong. Or the figure can sprain their body unnaturally so that just looking hurts. Then it's really wrong.
You have to understand the basics of anatomy.
But isn't it a matter of the artist's style how realistic the proportions have to be?
I think CLAMP's characters in "Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle" have way too long bodies and limbs or the characters in "Pokemon", they are all without muscles and without body fat.
And not to mention the female chest... From not visible to fat balls.
As you can see there is artistic freedom till a certain limit.
It's up to the artist's taste.
The difference between a mistake and style is: knowing how it actually has to look like.
What do you think about i
Common Misconceptions: Digital ArtCommon Misconceptions: Digital ArtCommon Misconceptions: Digital Art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone! This is the second installment of the series of “common misconceptions” surrounding different areas in art. This blog will cover the most prevalent myths that surround the medium of digital art. (it's chock full of super sweet images, check out the wonderful artists!)
Digital Art requires less skill than Traditional art
This is probably the top ranking myth. There is no “shortcut” when it comes to making good quality art period. It is not any easier to paint a beautiful image on a computer than it is with a brush and canvas. Most people who make that argument don’t really have any personal experience with creative software or they chalk up digital art as simple drawings in MS Paint.
Digtial Art requires less practice, anyone can do it
Like any skill out there, digital art needs the same amount of practice as you would need with a pen and paper. A
Artbook Giveaway!!!Artbook Giveaway!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconCutebow2plz: Free artbook raffle is now closed, the winner will be announced soon!:iconCutebow2plz:
:iconThePrincessProject: is holding it's first giveaway! You could win a artbook which contains artworks of original princesses from several artists here on Deviantart. We'll even pay for shipping!
Some examples of the artwork:
So what do you have to do?
It's super easy! to win you only have to:
:iconpinkheartbulletplz:Favourite this journal:iconpinkheartbulletplz:
:iconpinkheartbulletplz:Make a journal or poll on your page with a link to this journal:iconpinkheartbulletplz:
:iconpinkheartbulletplz:comment on this with a link to that journal/poll:iconpinkheartbulletplz:
If you don't do one of these things you can't win!!!
Only one person will win
My Ebook is Going to Come Out Soon!I cannot believe I actually managed to write enough stories to fill up a book, but there you go! I am planning to launch my prosetry ebook over the next week or so! I am so excited about this because this would be the first step to being an author! I have been published in literary journals a couple of times, but this is a whole new ball game, which is nice because I call the shots thanks to the magic of self publishing!My Ebook is Going to Come Out Soon!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The book itself is called Your Body is an Ocean and has a whole bunch of flashfiction type stories!
I'd love for you guys to see it because it is all your support that has even persuaded me to write the thing in the first place! Please do keep an eye on my facebook page so I can tell you all where it will be available for free download! http://www.facebook.com/pages/UntamedUnwanted/418899081484592
Also, photography feature tomorrow!!
Have you met these incredible, awesome, talented people?
:iconComeDawn: :iconExtranzia: :iconSutsuki-Sense
My Book is OUT!!My Book is OUT!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So my book is out finally!! YAYAYAYAY!!
David (Other5317) wrote the most epic foreword for it as well!
From the back of the book:
Nikita Gill offers thirty three stories in the form of almost poems, almost fairy tales, and some very real people behind them. Love, hate, passion...forget all you have ever known or learned. For this is not about the art of living. This is about the techniques of survival. (I hope you're proud, Mr. Darwin.)
And it's available right here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/212387
I am so EXCITED!!!
yet another book list...a lot of people have been asking me toyet another book list...6 years ago in Personal More Like This
post a list of books that i'd recommend.
i guess a lot of people are stumped when
it comes to reading...? whatever the case,
i'm honored everyone who asked seems to think so
highly of my taste in this area. thanks guys!
the warrior heir series- cinda williams chima
percy jackson and the olympians- rick riordan
neverwhere- neil gaiman
unwind- neal shusterman
the two princesses of bamarre- gail carson levine
the raging quiet- sherryl jordan
hunger games- suzanne collins
the mortal instruments- cassandra clare
all-american girl- meg cabot
an abundance of katherines- john green
my other book list i posted a LONG time ago: http://burdge-bug.deviantart.com/journal/20398386/
(but still totally applies)
i totally just cleaned out my gallery of deviations i considered
better suited to be in my scraps or deleted. so, if you can't
find a drawing that used to be in my main gallerie
Issue 2 of MDF, Duotrope, Features!PUBLISHED!Issue 2 of MDF, Duotrope, Features!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So of recent, I've had the good fortune to be featured in four online literary journals right here! I am pleased as punch and feel extremely blessed to have this good fortune, and thought I would share it here with you.
ThickJam, experiential-experimental literature, Angoor Press LLC and The Literary Yard.
NEWS ABOUT MODERN DAY FAIRYTALES
So exciting news all around, Modern Day Fairytales is now officially Duotrope listed and I am so overwhelmed with the wonderful submissions I have been getting both from there and o
commission (open) //////////////////////////// C O M M I S S I O N Scommission (open)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Yumekaa- done
2. NekoHanon- done
3. SgtNeko - done
4. SeraphitaJibrille - done
5. Moonbunnyserene - done
6. Funnibunney - done
7. Erleuchtete- done
8. Blarek - done
9. xFer-desu - pending
10. Shimmeringabyss - done
11. AzuraLine - coloring
12. Shineo - done
13. LusterlessNova - done
14. Xferlicious- done
15 azulann - done
16. soulbeater - done
17. anobouzo - sketching
* Please check in this journal to see my progress.
*Please read the info below and note me if you're interested! thanks again.
Category Zero: Chibi with simple BG
Price: 15$ (+10$ for every added character)
Category One: Half Body w/ simple/patterned BG
Price: 15$ (+10$ for every added character)
Category Two: Full Body w/ si
MLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with MinkyMy Little Pony Plushie StyleMLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with Minky3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What: Minky is a polyester, microfiber fabric that is extremely soft. It is often used in baby blankets and quilts, but also seems to be the fabric of choice for many plushie makers.
(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!)
These tools can help make your experience working with minky much easier...
Rotary Cutter: http://www.beverlys.com/olfa-rotary-cutter-28mm.html You can use this to cut the minky directly around your pattern pieces on a flat surface, instead of trying to pin the pattern and hold up the fabric while cutting with scissors. The smaller the blade size, the better, because they go around tight curves easier.
Walking Foot: These sewing machine accessories are very useful. When sewing, because minky is slippery, the fabric may slide around a bit and get off track, making your plushie (or whatever you're making) not as accu
Of Broken Things and a Heartless ManThis is going to be long and stupidly detailed but I think I need to get this out because I have a feeling that I may not be the only girl with a story like this.Of Broken Things and a Heartless Man3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A couple of years ago I met a boy called S. He was kind, quiet and made me coffee every morning at an office we both despised for what it represented. I fell head over heels for his quiet charm, his music, his soothing voice: who he was. Except I didn't really know who he really was. Slowly, over the course of the relationship, he began to point out things he didn't like about me. He didn't like the way I overused certain phrases, the way I spoke, the way I sang, and he didn't want to listen to me talk about my past because it burdened him, and he didn't like that...basically all the little things that made me, ME would have to change. This is where I made the most critical mistake.
I changed for him.
I changed who I was to please S. And do you know what? The more I changed to suit his needs, the more demands he put on