Ookami (A deified wolf in Japanese Mythology)There are some animals and creatures in Japanese mythology. Almost of them are servants of gods. For example, foxes are servants of Inari-shin, who is a god of harvest.Ookami (A deified wolf in Japanese Mythology)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only two creatures took part in a category of gods -that is to say, wolves and snakes-.
Chichibu had been the most active area of a faith to wolves.
Long time ago, Yamato-Takeru-no-Mikoto [日本武尊] (who is one of heroes in Japanese mythology) went on an expedition. But when he went through in the deep forest of Chichibu [秩父] mountains, it was in a dense fog and he lost his way. Then, one white wolf appeared in front of him. The white wolf walked a head of him and guided to the outside of the forest. He escaped the deep forest at last.
Yamato-Takeru-no-Mikoto greatly appreciated a help of a white wolf. He constructed a shrine. The wolf which helped him was joined in a group of gods. The god of the wolf was called "Ooguchi-no-Magami [大口真神]". (It means "a g
RIP Leonard NimoySalutations fellow Trekkies,RIP Leonard Nimoy22 hours ago in Personal More Like This
Today is a sad event for Trekkies and Trekkers because Leonard Nimoy, who was known for playing our beloved Vulcan Mr.Spock, has passed away this morning at his home at the age of 83 which was caused by end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Besides being known for Spock he also did photography, poetry, music, and directed movies.
In the words of Dr.McCoy concerning Spock's death in Wrath of Khan, ""He's really not dead... as long as we remember him."
May you Rest in Peace Leonard Nimoy
Heart Art Submissions Open!Heart Art Curator IcesisHeart Art Submissions Open!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submit HeartArt Here
Submit your 3 most positive deviations to the current Heart Art folder, and you might earn points and features! You have two opportunities each month to participate, once in Week 1 and again in Week 3. Don't delay! Check out the activity guide for more information ♥
Two votes are needed to have your work added to the folder. Please consider what you are submitting. Hearts, smiles, love, happy emotion, laughter, red, etc are just a few of the things you can submit (so many more possibilities), but simply cute or well done submissions that don't appear to be "HeartArt Material" will be declined.
How to make a boring character?To go straight to the point and answer that question: don't say a word about his/her/its/insertyourpronounhere personality.How to make a boring character?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ya know, ten years ago I couldn't even imagine how much characters people can create. I talk about single persons' creations. dA is full of them. Of course, I am more focused to non-human characters (because creatures are creatures, dammit, if I want a good human character, I go out and ask things from any living person). The thing with everybody/one/thing is, though, that if you leave personality out, you have an empty shell. No matter how pretty it is, then it's just a pretty creature without a character.
I have noticed a lot of the previously said issue during the years. Especially lately I've become more interested about single persons' headworlds. It is somehow fascinating to take visit to somebody's head - and how else to do that except reading about their characters. If there's a good description (and good doesn't need to be long - it can be, but quality ov
Lots of watchers=win a free drawing! We hit 1000!So my page is a few people short from a thousand watchers. I'm not a big fan of unfair Kiribans BUT I still want to show my gratitude to all of you guys by offering a chance to get a free drawing of whatever you'd like.Lots of watchers=win a free drawing! We hit 1000!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Of course there are some rules:
1. If you're in the 1000 watchers holy shit!, you're automatically in the draw!
2. The "prize" is a flat colored, full body drawing of whatever character you'd like. (Keep it simple, dude) No backgrounds, just like my commissions.
3. I can't really guarantee a deadline as to when I'm going to finish it. Commissioners come first, after all!
I presume you know what I usually draw... Game fanart (TES, Fallout 3, Half-Life, etc.), OCs, anthro/human/animal characters, so basically anything, in a cartoony style. I'm ok with all those. Maybe not robots. I suck at that.
The winner will be chosen via a random number generator. I'll send you a Note, and if you don't reply in 2 days, I'll draw numbers again! SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO TAKE A BLOODY DRA
DeviantArt Customisation; Custom Box BackgroundsHello this is ClefairyKid, your new co-founder, I've just joined the group to lend some of my experience on the subject of profile customisation. What follows is some advice taken from the article I wrote here; DeviantArt Customisation Explained. Go there if you want a general overview of all customisation concepts (I'll be covering one subject at a time here to save confusion).DeviantArt Customisation; Custom Box Backgrounds3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Custom Box Backgrounds
The thing I am most often bombarded with questions about. There are some important things to remember about these;
You MUST be a premium member on dA to use the code.
You must create the image at the size it will appear in the module, these images do not tile, therefore it is best to create a static image with as small a file size as possible so that it does not take too long to load.
You need to therefore account for the
Christopher Eccleston's TDOTD Absence'Doctor Who': Christopher Eccleston's 'The Day of the Doctor' absence was unnecessary.Christopher Eccleston's TDOTD Absence1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now that "The Day of the Doctor" has passed, it's time to talk about one obvious omission: Christopher Eccleston. The immediate reaction is going to be, "But Eccleston was there!" While that moment with all of the other Doctors was wonderful, it was little more that a clever re-purposing of "Doctor Who" archival footage. It's still great, but really just leaves Whovians wanting more.
Steven Moffat has said for a while that Eccleston wouldn't appear in the special, but that's the exact kind of redirect one would expect. Then, as the episode began coming to a close, John Hurt's War Doctor began his regeneration and minds started melting. This was that moment, there would be a shot of Eccleston in the TARDIS and all would be right.
Unfortunately that wasn't the case. As Hurt started going gold, it cut back to 10 and 11 to wrap up their story. The whole episode was great storytelling, but that
Contest (24) CLOSED !!!Contest (24) CLOSED !!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now CLOSED!!!
I thank you all for donating these awesome prizes and to joining the contest! It really made me happy!!
Anyway, the winners will be announced in 10 days from now. I will have help from 2 of my friends who have no connection to this contest nor to dA in general. I wish you all good luck!
This is the last extension.
I've been asked by few deviants to extend it a little bit longer. I will, but this is the last time. I'm sorry but I extended it too many times already.
to submit your entries, which means that the final deadline is on
That is all. And, to those who have already submitted their entries, thank you for your patience.
The contest is now officially OPEN!!
I have been thinking
RIP Leonard NimoyI'm sad to report that Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83.RIP Leonard Nimoy23 hours ago in Personal More Like This
Disney fans will remember him as Kida's father, Kashekim Nedakh in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, though he's most well known for his role as Spock of course.
He will be missed, but always remembered by his millions of fans.
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live long and prosper."
HEY GUYS! NEW PROJECT! please help!whats happening?HEY GUYS! NEW PROJECT! please help!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-I am going to make a GIANT picture collab for 2012.
How can I help?
-by drawing your character 'ready for the end of the world'.
How do I do that?
-Are they a bit beaten up? do they have a gun to kill off the aliens and zombies? are they mutated from radiation? what kind of badass clothes are they wearing?
here are some pictures to help;
Get the idea?
looks cool, does it matter what character I use?
-Nope, any character is good.
awesome! So, whats this picture going to turn out to be?
A poster that you will be able to order if you want~(it will cost money, though. Shipping isn't free! :/) I am going to put one in my room! ^^
When does it start and en
National Animals Contest - Complete.The contest has ended. You can find the winners here: http://anthro-fantasy-club.deviantart.com/journal/National-Animals-Contest-Winners-Announced-323027857National Animals Contest - Complete.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click here to see the entries.
Click here to see the judges and judging criteria
Click here to see the prizes.
For this contest you will make an anthro or fantasy creature based on your country's national animal. Please read on if this contest sounds interesting/challenging to you.
The due date for the contest is currently August 15th, 2012.
Here is a list of national animals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_animals
You must draw one of the national animals for your country. You cannot choose another country's animal just because yo
PORTAL COMPETITON - CLOSED.THAT'S RIGHT... Voting closes tonight sooooo VOTE if you have not already.PORTAL COMPETITON - CLOSED.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Head on over to my page and vote away
Voting will last until midnight this coming Friday (8th/11/13) UK time.
Where upon the top three voted pieces will be used for the winners.. PLEASE note however the most popular piece does not automatically win, I have final say in the placing of the top three.
In an effort to keep everything fair I will NOT tolerate deviants who have entered doing "vote for me" journals.. I will remove you from the contest if you do so, it's just bad sportmanship.
There you have it , get voting.
I will animate the winning piece + Prizes
(PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM).
Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
Want Points? Read this.Anyone who views and my featured friends' artwork shall receive points from me. It's simple.Want Points? Read this.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I only have one feature for right now, so this one is easy. The more people donate, the more features I can do and the more Points I can give.
**I need to make a list of the people so I know how many Points to buy this weekend. So everyone will receive their Points this Saturday or Sunday.
If you care about ART...Hey all! I'd like to adress something very important for everyone who cares about art and the internet. A lot of help is needed. Please read this and help if you can; it won't take long but it can make a big difference. I'll soon explain what you can do, first I'll explain why your help is needed.If you care about ART...3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's the issue?
The .art top level domain will soon be made available. A corporation will be assigned to manage it. That means that, besides .com, .org, .nl, .tv etc. people will also be able to make websites as www.websitename.art. This would mean a great opportunity for artists and art supporters alike to create art portfolios, websites that help artists in some way, etc.
This can bring great improvements to the art world, if managed well.
That is where the potential trouble starts About a dozen companies have applied to manage .art. However, most of them are large companies hoping to make big profit. Most of these companies have nothing to do with
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
Nerdfighters FAQI've gotten a couple messages showing some interest in Nerdfighters from people who have never heard of them before, so I've decided to re-post the Nerdfighters FAQ from the video "How To Be a Nerdfighter: A Vlogbrothers FAQ (especially because one of said people told me that she has trouble viewing videos on her computer) in third person, using text.Nerdfighters FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q What is a Nerdfighter?
A A Nerdfighter is a person who, instead of being made out of, like, bones and skin and tissue is made entirely of awesome.
Q So Nerdfighters don't fight nerds?
A No, we're clearly pro-nerd. Nerdfighters is basically just the community that sprung up around Vlogbrothers videos, and, basically we just get together and try to do awesome things and have a good time and fight against World Suck.
Q What's World Suck?
A World Suck is kind of exactly what World Suck sounds
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Holiday Card Project 2012 Wrap-UpHoliday Card Project 2012 Wrap-Up2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
After a 3 year absence, the Holiday Card Project returned in 2012 and was more successful than ever! Over 2500 deviants from 60 countries participated this year, with more than 3500 cards received. With such an excellent response, we wanted to ensure we were spreading the love as much as possible. We asked for volunteers to help distribute cards to their local hospitals, and with the extra assistance of a few super deviants, we were able to distribute cards to 23 hospitals around the world!
Most hospitals were comfortable taking the cards and distributing them to patients on food trays or through hospital volunteers. While we aren't always able to interact
Fursuit Upgrades + Teaching a FriendHello Locket here. My apologies with my inactivity on DeviantArt first off. I will get to these notes and e-mails slowly but surely today/tomorrow (cause it's late).Fursuit Upgrades + Teaching a Friend2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've decided with people currently in my queue that I'm working on to give some the option of "upgrades" here and there. I'll be sure to contact them their options as I begin to work on their specific parts.
By upgrades I just mean adding things one way or another. Some people are going to get the option of a custom cast head base, some resin or silicone noses, some resin eyes, some fleece/silicone pawpads, handpaws, a tail. But most likely just one upgrade to be fair. I was given parts from people who make these pieces and seeing as I have no use for them I could add them to those that did want them but couldn't afford them in the quotes I gave. So please keep that in mind the parts minus the option to make a custom base, fleece pawpads, and get resin eyes *are* outsourced. Until abou
The Chat Network :: Lesson 2Lesson 2The Chat Network :: Lesson 28 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
After creating your chatroom you probably want to customize and personalize it.
In this lesson we'll we walking through an example of customizing a chatroom and looking at some common strategies in setting up your privclasses and privileges. The hypothetical chatroom I've created is called #Oreos and is a chatroom for everyone who loves eating tasty Oreos!
Remember that in order to modify privileges or privclasses you either need to be in a privclass with the +admin privilege, or you must the original creator of the chatroom.
As we saw in the last lesson, the default privclasses when you first create a chatroom are: Founders, Operators, Members, Guests, and Banned.
These names don't describe tasty oreos though so let's rename them. The /admin rename privclass OldName to NewName command will change the name of a privclass:
/admin rename pr
Rest in piece Gif Webcamsits a shame that they removed the webcam feature for none premium members ......but it shall NOT MEAN ILL FEATURE GIFS ON DA JOURNALS! SO HERES A GIFRest in piece Gif Webcams1 week ago in Personal More Like This
I made it!!! :DHEY HEY GUYS guess what, I'm home, but more importantly, I was sworn in today no problem ^^ and...-drum roll-...I am no an official member of the United States Airforce!!! :3 <3 meeeeeep I passed with flying colors and I made it ^,^I made it!!! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Knight Slayer WINNERS!!!Now... the moment you've all been waiting for! Announcing the winners of our "Knight Slayer" contest....Contest: Knight Slayer WINNERS!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st place goes to by :icondemonic-chaos:
2nd place goes to by :icon13foxywolf666:
3rd place goes to by :iconstilwater-rundeepo:
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You guys will be getting a note from me soon about your prizes! Thanks so much for entering and congrats on winning!!!
Also, thank you to everyone who donated prizes and voted for our winners! I thought our "Extreme Weather" contest was big, but this contest blew it out of the water with 16 entries and 12 participants! You guys rock! General Grievous would be proud.
We'll start our next contest shortly. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know! I thought a photography contest might be fun... I'll go dig up the themes we had for the last poll, too.