Reposting art on Tumblr and other sitesLike most tumblr artists, I have a huge issue with reposting art. Reposting, if you don’t already know, means just uploading the image from your own dash and making it into a new post, making your blog the source of the post. This is not acceptable in any way! Just recently I’ve had so many instances where people just take my art in general or WYDPAW (Walking your dog in a post-apocalyptic world) images and repost them.Reposting art on Tumblr and other sites6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Why is this harmful? It’s because you are directly impacting the traffic the owner of said content, and I am especially upset in the case of WYDPAW because I want all the sources to direct back to the actual graphic novel so people can follow! Like most creators of online comics or graphic novels, I put a lot of effort into this thing I’m working on and want it to have as much exposure as possible through my own original source. It doesn’t make it any more justified or legal if you add credit in the tags or
Lots of bitching...I haven't been on DA all that much lately due to work commitments, but it seems like every time I log on here people are bitching about this, bitching about that.Lots of bitching...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Look, at the end of the day, this site provides a service. You can choose to pay for it, or you can choose to not pay for it. It works either way. If you really don't like it, not only should you not pay for it, but don't use it. No one is forcing you to.
It seems like a lot of people seem to think that being a member of this site gives them ownership of it. It doesn't. Be grateful it exists. Be happy that it is (now) profitable. For a long time it wasn't. The people who work on it deserve to make some money - they work hard.
If you don't agree with any of this, I think you're lacking in perspective. There's nothing keeping you here if you don't want to be. I think DA does a great job of listening to a vast community and trying to make changes to please it's members. It can't be incredibly dynamic and flexible to accomodate e
The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.Concept art is getting bigger and bigger. More people know what it is nowadays, it gets shown in the media more often and more books get released. This automatically results into more people wanting to become concept artists. So many artschools are now creating special courses all towards game art or concept art. (Game art can also include UI design, 3D modeling etc.).The 5 bullshit myths of concept art.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yet it is a fairly new thing to most people and the idea of "becoming a concept artist" has grown rapidly over such a short time that a lot of people who are new to it seem to get a lot of misguide info. I am going to try to list this misguided info and direct you to the correct info.
(Again I would always advise you to do your own research and form your own knowledge and not just simply agree with what you read online, not from anyone, not from me. Even though i'm right .. ofcourse. *wink *wink )
Random Word: OpprobriousOpprobrious: uh-proh-bree-uhsRandom Word: Opprobrious1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. conveying or expressing opprobrium, as language or a speaker: opprobrious invectives.
2. outrageously disgraceful or shameful: opprobrious conduct.
1350–1400; Middle English
500+ watchers! @w@/[Edit]The raffle is still open, but only for few days![/Edit]500+ watchers! @w@/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know that for someone 500 watchers isn't something big, but for me is really special ocasion. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT, COMMENTS, FAVES, WATCHES AND EVERYTHING. I LOVE YOU ALL <3!
Because of this special ocassion I'll draw chibi in color for my 500th watcher, which is - Sweetillita. Congratulations hun. <3
The second thing I'll do will be a raffle.
1. You have to be my watcher (unwatching after is forbidden)
2. You have to fave and comment this journal.
3. In the comment write down next number (after person above).
4. You can submit your entries until 15th July (with 15th 23:59 Poland time)
5. On the 16th I'll use random number generator and choose 2 winners.
6. Winner will get one free detailed sketch commission.
7. THE NUMBER WILL BE REALLY RANDOM, I WON'T DRAW BECAUSE OF FRIENDSHIP OR SO ON.
GOOD LUCK ~~<3
Entries so far:
Best of August: My Favorites!Best of August: My Favorites!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Vanessa Wolfsbane by Hart-Worx Robin by Hart-Worx With black by Demoron A marble in action by mimicry94
Untitled by lisans Fishy by nhuthanh A Rose For The Dead II by doomed-forever
Medusa by Whendell OCEAN by GraphicTravelling Untitled by soulkyrie Untitled V by DariaEndresen LiBre eXpreSsion by CeyDoo-BlueShine
Another World by MissMalefic
Digital Mixed Media FeatureGalleries MonthDigital Mixed Media Feature9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals & Plants
Stop TTIP! Europeans plz readIf this offends anybody: Trust, I'm offended by the things some companies want to do here as well.Stop TTIP! Europeans plz read4 months ago in Personal More Like This
What you as a European should read:
There's a language selection on the right side of the page... btw.
Where you can sign:
For some people it might sound strange.... million of people collection signatures. Here in Berlin... it's nearly an annual thing. Do we want Olympia (nope)? Do we want expensive apartments blocks on the former central airport (heck no)? Do we want to charge for parking in the outer areas of Berlin (yeah, keep dreaming... no)?
We are allowed to have an opinion and if it displeases the government if the results are not in their favor I couldn't care less. This is my right.
I have no idea if anybody actually knows how companies like Monsanto try to sneak into European territory. I like our ten million different corn types and farmers being able to sow their own seeds.
My deviantART StoryHello my friends,My deviantART Story10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I am too late as usual, but I still want to take the opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and congratulate deviantART on its 14th birthday!
8 out of 14 years I have been here myself and it is save to say that dA is one of the main reasons I turned into an art addict 8 years ago. It has been an inspiring trip with plenty of new trends over the years, good and bad, but also sometimes infuriating because of the regular dArama coming up every now and then. But all of this just made it all the more interesting - even today dA is the only website that I still update regularly.
In this journal I would like to share a few mementos of my own story and the artists that inspired me the most during that time.
This is the very first piece I submitted to my deviantART gallery:
Obviously I didn't know the first thing about proper stock crediting or stock policies in general back then (something that is valued a lot on this site and maybe even th
Weekly Feature - MadnessThis week we talk about... madness. Vote for your favorite theme here.Weekly Feature - Madness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I'm afraid so... you're mad. Bonkers. Off your head... but I'll tell you a secret... all of the best people are."
My latest work, inspired by the Mad Hatter.
Inspir4tionz 4Here is a collection of artworks that inspired me lately. I found in each of them a little something in the composition, technique and executionInspir4tionz 410 months ago in Personal More Like This
that intrigue me and push me to improve and go forward.
If you like some of them, give them a fav!
Here we go!
Dreamcatcher... by 187designz Song of The Death by Essilou-Art
Alter Mechanism by ENZZOK Stase by elreviae Zyklon G MKII by Bosslogix the sixth day by grohsARTig
Trees roads artwork triangle by edwardthewizrd yoshimi visits the second xenolith by hashmodai Nightblooming by MarcelaBolivar
Broken Soul by KyanArtz Body Crystals by ACloudHouse
[CLOSED]Contest - Emotion/music/2 girls![CLOSED]Contest - Emotion/music/2 girls! 1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dears ! Time for next contest !
Please read everything and if you don`t know/understand something- just ask us/read FAQ ! / Gdy ktoś angielskiego nie rozumie- również proszę pytać śmiało o wszystko! /
Theme Solceress`s OC Hikari and NeMi09`s OC Pierrot together. Show us some emotions inspired by music !
Contest starts : 03.04.2014
Contest ends: 06.07 [July] 2014
[ENTERIES] --> http://nemi09.deviantart.com/favourites/60314647
Hikari and Pierrot are a... couple ! Yeees ! If you don`t like yuri... just think about them like very close best friends
And what about these emotions, you asked? Find some song you love - it could be any song ! And show us any emotions on your drawing inspired by this song. It could be sadness,
Film News: DVD releases + Extended Cut PetitionEDIT MARCH 9: The Les Misérables movie will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 22th in the USA and May 13th in the UK.Film News: DVD releases + Extended Cut Petition3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The US DVD release has less special features than the Blu-ray. It seems like the UK DVD and Blu-ray releases may be identical. They will have the following features:
The Original Masterwork: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables – mini documentary about Victor Hugo's novel and how it inspired the movie
The Stars Of Les Misérables – director discusses the cast
The West End Connection – a feature with Cameron Mackintosh (only on Blu-ray in the US)
Les Misérables On Location – cast and crew talk about the filming locations (only on Blu-ray in the US)
Creating The Perfect Paris – creating the Paris set
Battle At The Barricade – filming the barricade scenes (only on Blu-ray in the US)
Les Misérables Singing Live
Zhang Jingna, Photographer:icontechgnotic:Zhang Jingna, Photographer4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Zhang Jingna (aka `zemotion) is an internationally renowned photographer and one of deviantART's most popular deviants. She's produced fashion editorials for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Elle, and L'Officiel, and her amazingly beautiful photography deviations rank as some of the most viewed pieces on deviantART. We recently caught up with `zemotion and asked what advice she'd offer fellow deviants and young artists.
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Friendly Fire“I'm only waiting for death to come.” That’s what my grandmother said to me after she turned 90 last summer. It broke my heart and I said to myself: “I'm never going to start another fight with her again.” Then I began to look back on my life and I wondered why our relationship never was any closer. Ever since I've been a teenager I’m taking friendly fire from her. That's how I feel. She didn't like my friends, she didn't like my haircut, she didn't like what I was wearing, she didn’t like my music, she didn’t like my skateboard. For all my life I have been holding a shield on my left arm so she cannot hurt me with her words. The bullets hitting the metal have been a constant noise of my life. But I couldn't conform to her values. She hated homosexuals and she was against anyone who didn't believe in her god. I sacrificed our relationship in order to become a decent human being. At least that’s what I thought. But of course that isFriendly Fire1 year ago in Personal More Like This
SELLING ALL MY AVAILABLE COSTUMES + BJD!!!Hey guys! apparently i just made over 51 costumes!SELLING ALL MY AVAILABLE COSTUMES + BJD!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So IN order to make room for more! I am now Willing to PART WITH ALL of them! maybe! hahaha
Please check out the link below to all my costumes! Please check them out! and if you're interested. Please feel free to message me for Price inquiries and so on!~
Be on a look out for costumes that's already been sold. it will be mentioned in the Description box~~~
Thank you guys! Help me adopt them so i can add more to my ambitious cosplay list!
On the side note! I'm Also letting go of few of my dolls i realized i don't ever play with. So if you're interested~ Please Message me about that as well~
HEre's the list of dolls i have~
Too SoonIn one of my recent comics I casually mentioned the shooting at The Dark Knight Rises premiere in Colorado. The comic wasn't about the shooting, nor was it making light of the shooting. However, some people weren't able to see past that and felt it was offensive and in poor taste.Too Soon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am really sorry that my comic offended anyone. It was never meant to trivialize the deaths of the victims of that event, nor was it trying to make fun of them. I was never suggesting or inferring that you should ignore the tragic event, nor trying to be dismissive of the event. I wasn't saying you shouldn't feel empathy, or even sadness over the event. And I especially wasn't trying to paint myself as being uncaring towards the victims.
If you'd like to help the victims through this terrible event, please check out this http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/aurora-theater-colorado-shooting_n_1690093.html?utm_hp_ref=impact here. You can help by donating to The Colorado American Red Cross chapters, donate
Watchers feature #37The number of new watchers reached the limit once more, and hence it is time to post another watchers feature!Watchers feature #374 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've roamed through the galleries of the new watchers, and have chosen the best deviations to share with you here. I hope you'll enjoy your look through all these wonderful deviations, and that you might find a couple of new fav's as well
My last watchers feature can be seen here. But now, onto the new feature!
Dainty Daisy. by zombiecupcakezz 100ThemesChallenge 18: Rainbow by BANGDK the sunset. by kiki-83 Sunset at Nyhavn by WorldsInWorld :thumb243590561: crushed by ScaRLeT-ChoCoLatE CoffeCup by aliersoy Week 22:52 by Gingershots Deep Red by Grahamsx2 Melon by KPeters626 :thumb215257721: Alligator Frenzy by Spotty132 A little present. by Nisennasen Pretty Bird by BrightestDays Madame Fufu by blondepassion yellow with buggies by LifeToLive Pink Flowers by CharCharZ :thumb171482576: :thumb164623967: Barracks Life by Seanjhalpin
Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
France Defense Squad!"I won't let-a big brother France be called any more mean words!"France Defense Squad!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"We bloody care about you....git."
"That's right papa...!"
"Yeah, I agree dude! We love you!"
"Gomenasai, even though we don't talk that much, I support you as well."
"Ja, Francis you are a good man and you don't deserve any of those insults."
"A-Ah... Merci beaucoup! Big broz'er France loves you all too! It makes me 'appy to know z'at z'ere are people like you z'at I can count on!"
How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorialGroup cosplay, forever alone style! Yeah, that's all me.How I cosplayed the cast of Free! sort-of-tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this post, I'll get into how I did each one!
Intro, and some bad old pictures
For those of you who have the patience to read for some extra info!
When I started cosplaying, I didn't think makeup was such a major part of it. I was so hesitant to even put eyeliner because I'd think, "This character is a guy, I shouldn't look like I'm wearing makeup!" And I guess I was silly enough to think I looked enough like the characters I chose without doing anything to my face?
I can't find more pictures of my really old cosplays (which is just as well, hahah) from the time I didn't want to use makeup apart from these:
I cosplayed as Haku from Naruto. I don't remember wearing any makeup for this. It doesn't show too well on these pictures but I saw some others where the natural redness of my lips made it look like I was wearing lipstick even if I wasn't. I felt it made me look more feminine than I should. Haku is still a guy after al
Giving away adopts! (CLOSED)Hi everyone!Giving away adopts! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm gonna give away the adopts I never use anymore!
Which means I'm NOT reselling them, since a lot of people seem to have a problem with that for some reason.
Because a feel like it
So here are the rules!
1. (Optional) fav this journal! Let more people know about this so they can have their own adopts!
2. Get what you get, and please don't get upset!
3. You are allowed to have more than one! Just comment saying how many you want~
4. If you see one in the adoptables folder in my gallery that you like, comment telling me which one you want and I'll give it to you! Otherwise ill just give you an adopt at random from a list I have XDDD
5. Have fun and enjoy them! ^^
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
DAYUM I'm in a good mood today!
Edit: ok! so im out of adopts to give ATM
ill re open when I have more to give away
100 Points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]This giveaway is sponsored by my shop AnyShapeNecklaces, custom pendants of any shape and much more!100 Points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Get your customized pendant with your personal design!
To participate you only need to:
1 - Favourite this journal
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2 - Comment this journal
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4 - Write a journal about this giveaway (must be a NEW journal, comment with the link to the journal)
5 - Watch me
If you do also the step 2 and/or the step 3 and/or the step 4 and/or the spet 5 your name will be insert 2, 3, 4 or 5 times and you gain 2 or 3 4 or 5 chances to win!
One lucky winner will receive 100 points!!
Giveaway ends 12th November 2013
Never thought I'd actually post a journal entry,and since I only have four watchers anyway for whom this might be relevant it's sadly probably mostly an exercise in futility... BUT I GOTTA BELIEVE.Never thought I'd actually post a journal entry,3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I've been on this Les Misérables kick, I've discovered a lot of absolutely amazing fan art and fan fiction. And all of it just makes my face stretch out in misshapen glee.
How do you pick a favorite out of so many things you love? It's damn hard (and to be perfectly honest, I'm not even sure that this really is my favorite since there is so much other great stuff I also love that makes me just kind of lose control over my vocal centers and drool on the keyboard). But what this IS, is a project I love and can support in a "Shut up and take my money!" kind of way.
There's a Les Mis AU fiction series called Pont-au-Change. I discovered it last month and I haven't even been able to geek out about anything else since then. Three books out in e-format, with three to go, they basically follow the premise of "What if Valjean managed to