AAAH ART RAFFLE! (winners announced!)Edit2: These are the winners!AAAH ART RAFFLE! (winners announced!)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
★Number 42 - :iconnearoc: - A watercolor drawing
★Number 41 - :iconamberriess: - A bicolor drawing
★Number 8 - :icons-kasumi: - A B/W drawing
Congratulations! I will note you guys asking for your request info~
Again, thank you very much to everyone for participating. Please don't miss my next raffles! ; u ; )/ ♥
Edit: All right! thank you very much to those who have participated!
I will tell the winners tomorrow.
ARE YOU EXCITED? BECAUSE I'M EXCITED (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
Well as promised a while ago, it's raffle time!
Because I got 400+ watchers, and because you're so kind and lovely with me I want to do a little giveaway/raffle in appreciation to you :iconlazyshyplz:
shamelessly copied from my fa journa
My Deviantart StoryI figured that since everyone else is doing this, I might as well share mine. I guess you can say that this is more of a confession than anything. Also, I apologize in advanced for the text wall ahead! I wrote so much text that I had to change journal skins because the one I originally use was too small.My Deviantart Story4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
[Scroll all the way down for the tl;dr version]
I first joined deviantart on May 14, 2007. I was in my first year of middle school and my friends, yellowxrice and Kayetart, invited me and my sister to join. The four of us were into drawing so it didn't take much to convince us. The account that I was using at the time was nyumi4 and I'm pretty sure that it's evident on how much of a novice I was at drawing.
Here are some examples of my drawings back then. Gosh, it's so embarrassing looking at all of these. I really wish I could delete them or deactivate this account but I forgot the password. I was so obsessed with Naruto a
Don't Forget October 3. Fullmetal Alchemist Day!(3. Oct. 11 in Brotherhood)Don't Forget October 3. Fullmetal Alchemist Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're an hour or two early but I just can't wait! XD
Today is the day that Edward Elric's pocket-watch is inscribed, the date that he and Al burned their house down so there would be no turning back. ( I know, it just fills you with feels doesn't it? ;__; )
But it's ALSO the day that Funimation has dubbed Fullmetal Alchemist day!
Here's a little AWESOMENESS from last year, to get you in the mood:
Project Don't Forget
We here at the Rangers look froward to seeing all your amazing Fullmetal Alchemist Art, Cosplays, Writings, Crafts, and everything you guys create to celebrate this EPIC day! Make sure you submit your works to the group!!!
What are you guys doing to celebrate? Tell us here! Celebrate! Tell us why you think Fullmetal is special to you!! Has it impacted you? What do you think makes it so special?
Have fun! Dress in red and black!!! And go around with a pocket-watch in your pocket. ^_~
Happy Birthday, Arty! :3Yep, you read that right, people!Happy Birthday, Arty! :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, 1st of September, is Artemis's B-Day! Yay!
KDFNASJKFNASJKTHIS GUY I WAS TALKING TO AT SCHOOL LIKES DISGAEA RIGHT SO I WAS LIKE HEY DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT DISGAEA 4 AND NO SO I WAS TELLING HIM ABOUT VAL AND THIS GIRL WAS LIKE WHAT I LOVE SARDINES AND OH MY FUCK SHE READS SARDINE FLUFF AND HER FRIEND IS THIS COOL ARTIST ON PIXIV WITH GOOD SARDINE ART AND OH MY GOD SARDINE BESTIES DNSJAFKLADSGNJDKFS SHE WAS IN MY CLASS ALL ALONG AJSNFJKAS SARDINES NASFJDFNJKDSLGFNDJIGLJADKKDFNASJKFNASJK3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My deviantART storySo before I joined, I had discovered dA, but got the impression that it was almost exclusively for selling printsMy deviantART story4 months ago in Personal More Like This
A little while later, Ankylosaurornis on her other account convinced me that that was not the case, so I joined as well. I had been doing art semi-seriously for a little while beforehand.
Really old stuff from before I joined dA (2010)
Some of my first (aft) uploads:
I made some acquaintances, but most of them haven't been on dA in a long time
I also had some photography, and my one literature deviation: (I don't upload the majority of the things I write )
My pencil art then got somewhat better
Grey Fox (sketch) by MagicBirdieSir Not a Bird by MagicBirdieAplomado Falcon by MagicBirdie
Racism on DA.You know what I'm sick of? People who think "freedom of speech" means that if they say something bigoted, disgusting and factually incorrect, it means that nobody has the right to call them out on it.Racism on DA.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We do, and we should. It's our own freedom of speech to let bigots know that they won't be tolerated any more than they're willing to tolerate others.
Look at this shit:
"Slavery got work done." Jesus.
I could link to many more people who've said this sort of thing and worse, but the point of this journal isn't really just to call out a couple of assholes. What I'm really posting for is just to remind you that it is ALWAYS OKAY to fight back against this shit. When you see statements that are obviously prejudiced, you can and should REPORT THEM. Deviantart doesn't care and doesn't do anything about it, but it feels good! It is also your right to tell them exactly what you think of their ignorant views. Never feel like it's wrong to show the int
The ultimate failure of any skepticTime and again, folks like Kajm will point over and over to how many peer-reviewed papers and "experts" they know of who agree with them that CO2 doesn't affect climate or that human activity hasn't increased greenhouse gases. The same goes for the evolution deniers, the anti-vaxxers, the people who believe different races can be genetically "inferior" or "superior" to others and the people who believe the center of the Earth houses a community of insidious lizard-men.The ultimate failure of any skeptic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Simultaneously, these characters completely dismiss and deride any peer-reviewed papers or experts who say otherwise.
They desperately grasp at every straw they can on their shallower side of the pool, even though they're the same type of straws that they consistently claim cannot be trusted.
That's really my biggest question to people like this; how, exactly, do they personally distinguish what they think is a "reliable" and "unreliable" source? What makes them think that there's a dogmatic lie behi
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
DA racism part IISo, I've been having fun calling out more DA nazi-fanboys and one of them accuses me - I shit you not - of lacking "honor" for reporting him. Being a coward, like they all always are, he blocked me in a huff after leaving a final response, but I've prepared a reply nonetheless: http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/36174211916/so-the-da-nazi-guy-finally-blocked-me-but-onlyDA racism part II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This, by the way, is the forum he and some of his pals a proud member of: http://vnnforum.com/
I don't think people realize how serious a problem these types are. They're tolerated all over DA under the notion that what they choose to believe and express deserves the same freedom as what everyone else believes and expresses, which is like saying that a murderer or a rapist deserve to be "tolerated" for their own cruel and harmful choices.
These people whine that they're being oppressed, that they're being met with intolerance, that their rights are being infringed when they're silenced, as if it somehow doesn't matter that
Rattlesnake Round-upI first learned of Texas's "Rattlesnake Round-up" when I was probably only four years old; there was a whole show about it on Discovery Channel.Rattlesnake Round-up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember crying about it for days.
I try not to think about this shit most of the time, but the "festival" was recently featured on Wired in an article far less negative than it ought to have been:
As a meat eater, I can't condemn the sustainable killing of wildlife for arguably practical purposes, but to make a circus out of it, to have entire families cheering as animals are beheaded and skinned, to have models literally paint walls in their blood, is so primitive, obscene and wretched that I can't believe it still thrives in America.
I suppose if it would anywhere in the country, it would be Texas.
Snakes are beautiful animals and integral to the ecosystem. Having an effectively deadly defensive mechanism does not make an animal "bad." There isn't malice or crue
How d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?You make it sound like an old video game, that's howHow d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have a sudden urge to go play my C64......
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
Big Brother has better things to do.The paranoia that our governments are spying on us has resurfaced again in this past week, with the NSA's "Prism" program being the latest issue for conspiracy theorists to wet themselves over.Big Brother has better things to do.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Its connection to Britain's GCHQ activities means we have politicians on the air day and night saying that the public have nothing to fear.
And we don't.
All they care about is that we pay our taxes. Beyond that, they're not watching us. Even if they wanted to, they couldn't. They don't have the manpower of funds! There are roughly 2 million CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom, meaning there is 48 million hours of footage produced per day. All that can logically be used for is to track and capture people who break the law. The same goes for any internet monitoring that might be conducted by the security services. Unless, of course, the conspiracy theorists are also suggesting that over half the population of the country are working for secret intelligence?
It wouldn't surprise me if they did make
Monthly Art ChallengeCurrent ChallengeMonthly Art Challenge3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submitting and Rules
Submit your finished art or story to the Art Challenge gallery. The group's standard rules apply. Somewhere in the title or description, you must note that the deviation is for Dndeviants Art Challenge.
The Challenges are just for fun, there are no real prizes, and any member can participate. However, the best works will be featured at the end of challenge, until the start of the next one. The challenges run for one month, and you're welcome to submit works for the previous one, if you missed the deadline.
Previous Challenge Feature
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
3D Printing: An Overview and Interview3D Printing – An Interview with Professor Olaf Diegel3D Printing: An Overview and Interview3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't forget to check the =3D Week Announcement= regularly for upcoming events and contests this week, we've got a lot on!
3D Printing is a way of converting your 3D models into physical real-world objects. It's exciting because most of a 3D artist's life is spent working on things that are never tangible and traditionally haven't existed in the real world, until recently.
Previously, a process called milling has been used to create models of computer objects, This is somewhat like sculpting done by the computer, where you start with a solid mass and cut bits away until you're left with your model! This process is called subtractive printing, because you start with a lot of material, and get rid of bits of it until you're left with your 3D object.
3D printing is an additive process. This mea
I am ashamedAs a gun owner and enthusiast, videos like this make me ashamed. Guns are not toys. They are not to be paraded about on the streets or in coffee shops for some cheap political motive. They are not for frightening pedestrians or initiating conflict with police, who do not make the laws but enforce them. This is not an exercise of right but an abuse of privilege.I am ashamed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
People hunting out in the field, plinking at the range, educating others about firearms and their proper use, quietly (and legally) carrying a pistol under their shirt for personal protection, keeping a gun locked up by their bedside to protect their home and their family--these people are exercising their rights. People who stand unarmed in public forums or voting booths to express their opinions are exercising their rights.
Those who would seek to disturb the peace by brandishing weapons in peaceful places to fend off the imaginary tyrants in their heads are fools. Those who hide behind thei
How to make the world a better place.*brain fart*How to make the world a better place.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
1: The managerial lead behind any software patch or update must have their home address made public at the time of its release.
2: A metal plate must be placed beneath the doorway of all shops and stores, which will become electrified if anyone should stop within them.
3: You must pass a spatial awareness test before being permitted to use a shopping trolley.
4: Use of marijuana must become compulsory in Russia.
5: Nurses must receive the same wage as the players of any professional sport.
6: Politicians must have experience working in the field that they want to govern.
7: The entire staff and their families of any company that employs cold calling are to be executed.
8: Firearms must be made to look like giant, purple dildos.
9: News outlets may only ever publish or broadcast facts, not opinions.
10: Someone must explain why religious texts should be taken more seriously than fairy tales.
Add your own!
Happy New Year - Car accidents + FeaturesHappy New Year - Car accidents + Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got rear ended. (I mean in car accident terms, dirty minded people) Yeah. But it's okay, the guy who reared ended me, was actually really nice, which was good, because I'd had a really bad day before that. So did he apparently. A little bit shaken up, my left leg hurt a bit, (It has been for years now) but otherwise okay. I'm glad I have insurance. That aside I've had a really crap week, but I'm not letting it get the better of me. (Or at least trying).
Keep Calm and Carry on, :iconisayplz:
Anyway, Happy New Year guys!
I really hope yours started off better than mine, it probably do, but ho w would I know? It's not like I'm stalking you or anything. Instead of complaining and whinging about how terrible life is and how everything is unfair, (because I honestly hate people who do that) how about I feature some of your talents eh?
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMansions of The Mind9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very lon
30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!I've reached 30,000 watchers!30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To celebrate I will be giving away a total of 3000 to random of my watchers!
There will be 10 randomly selected winners of 300 each!
How to Enter
It's a giveaway to my watchers, so you must be watching me to participate
It's never too late to watch me, feel free to do so if you like my art
Simply favorite this journal, it will automatically give you a number
After 48h from posting this journal, I will use http://www.random.org/ to generate random numbers.
If the random generated number is the same from the number next to your name in the f
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
No Death Star for you.I didn't know this until now, but the White House is obliged to respond to to a petition with over 25,000 signatures. This meant they HAD to dignify the request of 30,000+ US citizens that the US construct a full sized, functional Death Star with an answer.No Death Star for you.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not quite sure what percentage of those 30,000+ citizens realise that using a planet-destroying laser to take out people on the planet on which you live is an ever-so-slightly flawed agenda.....
Probably won't stop the Chinese, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLlbsyYUEw&featurelayer_detailpage#t=1375s