Site Update: February 9, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes that have been made, including new features and bug fixes. In the "Your Feedback" section, you'll find suggestions and known issues that were brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: February 9, 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fixed a problem where some would be redirected to their Sta.sh when editing an old Journal. - Fixed by $kemayo
When viewing Journals on member profiles and Group profiles, the "More Entries" button sends you to the next entries rather than the ones you just saw. - Fixed by $Nodren
On the Groups Portal
Commission ReviewsCommission Reviews9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I saw a journal like this one on danielleclaire 's profile and LOVED the idea! So I decided to make my own!
Just a reminder, if you're a new client please don't forget to leave me a review here! ;v;
This journal is for my clients to post their reviews regarding their commission experience with me, be it good, bad or neutral! I'd love to get reviews so I can improve how I handle my commissions and besides feedback is always nice!
If you can explain why you enjoyed/didn't enjoy it'd be awesome too! Just please remember to be fair and tell me why you did or didn't enjoy the experience and final piece
So please, if we worked before recently or in the past spare a minute of your time to leave me a feedback! ;v;
[ I'll hide comments that are unrelated to this journal, I won't hide any feedback, be it good or bad ;v;]
FREE Sculpture Raffle 2014Winners are Runner's Up: :iconfeathered-cat: :iconpurplechaos: First Prize: :iconzbvfdb-p:FREE Sculpture Raffle 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been awhile but I'm holding a raffle for a few free sculptures again! This raffle is totally free - I cover the costs of all prizes and shipping worldwide. JOY to the world!
Please read carefully and good luck to you all!
1 winner will win a custom 3-5 inch sculpture by me of any character you choose (OC, fan character, or official character). In style it will resemble:
OR a CUSTOM MLP like these:
2* runners-up will win a cellcharm of any non-original character they choose. You can also choose to claim this prize as a pair of custom earrings.
*I'll add another cellcharm runner-up slot for every 75 raffle entries I receive
These are some examples of cellcharms:
July is WatercolourTraditional Media Month #1July is Watercolour1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditionalists is a group aimed at giving the traditional art community their own unique voice by providing a place to gather, organize, and inform others with the help and guidance of the traditional art Community Volunteer team. Everyone is welcome to join and contribute.
Each month is dedicated to one traditional medium. During that month, every one of you can contribute any article regarding the subject. It may be an art feature, a tutorial, an interview with an artist using the particular medium, a review, a note about someone from art history, your documented experiment, and anything else of this kind.
July is for Watercolour
How to contribute? Simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed he
ArtContest: Hell Stones-draw my OC (CLOSED)Thank you all who has participated in my personal contest. I was surprised at everyone's love for my OCs. There are many nice entries, so this is gonna be tough to judge all of them. But I'm gonna raise the prizes so more entries can win a place. The result will be announced after a few days. Thank you very much again ♫ ♫ Hope you had fun drawing them ♥ ♥ArtContest: Hell Stones-draw my OC (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How is this going to be judged?
1. Character's design: The entries that have the character's design the most exact to the original ones.
2. Skill: those with the good quality in: anatomy + color
3. Idea: Does it fit the character's personality ?
Contest entries: http://miriki-chi.deviantart.com/favourites/54461225
START DATE: March 19th 2013
DEADLINE: May 24th 2013
Since there are some ppl told
Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.Contest is closed, will be judged in next week.Winter Almead Contest! CLOSED.3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello! Time for me to announce 4th contest with Almead characters!
This time theme is: Winter! You have to draw one or more of my characters in winter clothes or scenery!
DEADLINE1st March 2013 until I wake up.... xD
You can submit as many deviations as you want
You can enter the contest even if you are a donator, just please note if you donate something and you win that prize, you obviously won't win it, and if you donated something you can then pass it down to a different spot!
Entries with blank/white background will be disqualified.
So will sketches
This is contest, so I won't accept pictures drawn in 5 minutes just to get free prize!
Please do not draw my characters as animals, anthros, sonic characters, or connect them to ANY fandom. They live in their own medieval-type fantasy
500 points giveaway!Hello!500 points giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How are you?
I'll give away 500 points to 5 random people.
All you have to do to enter the contest is favourite this journal, and the winners will be decided randomly from the list of favourites.
Every winner will get 100 points.
Click fav and wait until 21. March 2012.
You may win 100 points...maybe not...it's worth a shot!!
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
Dalmatian LoveDalmatian Love4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Dalmatians by The-DigifoxHappy Girl by HowlechoNala by svennis82
Coco 02 by KatherineDavis
Running Dalmatian by ConstantinS-BPuppy's First Snow by Verisley
Dalmatian Big Flower Julius Caesar by Olga-Necro
Pug, Shiba, Corgi, Dachshund
PE: Watercolour and saltWatercolour and saltPE: Watercolour and salt1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Watercolour painting provides us with fantastic possibilities to create various textures. They can be achieved in many different ways with use of many different side components and equipment - in this article, I'll focus on salt textures. It usually takes time to get a handle of it - like everything else - but the outcome is definitely worth it.
Water and pigment
The three factors that determine the effects are the amount of water, amount of pigment and amount of salt, with the two first being the harder part. The more water you use, the more time it takes for the paint to dry and the more time the salt has to work - therefore the pigment will be pushed further away and you'll get bigger, paler spots between darker pigment borders. Less water will get you smaller, star-like
Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!Participate in our Art Exchange Meme!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
It's the holiday season, which means it's the season of giving and receiving! And what better way to get to spread holiday cheer than with a new art sketch exchange meme?
Participating is simple:
1. Copy and paste the following text into a comment on this journal, answer the questions, and post!
Name (or nickname):
Artistic medium of choice (digital, traditional, etc.):
I'm interested in sketching:
I'd like to receive a sketch of:
Interests/hobbies outside of art:
Anything else you'd like to share:
2. Read through comments left from other deviants. You might find someone with the same hobbies as you, someone who enjoys your favorite TV show, or someone who has similar artistic goals. Or, maybe you want something different! Variety is the spice of life.
[WINNERS] Flash Giveaway! This is now closed. I shall update the list to include all the participants once I get home from visiting my dad in hospital. I'll then choose the winners.[WINNERS] Flash Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys. I need to promote my new Commissions journal. It's update with examples, prices and more.
To make this easier, and to reach more people, I thought of doing a giveaway!
This will run until the 23rd of May - also the due date for my pokemon shiny contest.
Here are the links:
I'm not going to lie, that's why you are looking at this journal.
What you have to do:
Fave this journal and comment below: How many hours do you think I have saved on my Pokemon Y game?
The closest person will win a 3 month PM + 50% off any of my commissions.
A random deviant will win a 1 month PM + 50% off any of my commissions.
A random deviant will receive free commission of any type.
To make gue
STOP SOPA!http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet_action_center_b/?slideshowSTOP SOPA!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Make a damn journal showing this! Tell all your friends, family, lovers, your dog! I do not and will not agree SOPA in its current language! Stop SOPA!
Well...crap... Sonic #230 *SPOILERS*Ever since learning about Sally dying, and then getting roboticized in the comic, I haven't made it very secret that I'm rather unhappy about this entire storyline. However, what pissed me off the most was the way she died, which was by a freaking wall cannon that anyone in the comic could dodge on an off day. If you're going to kill off a main character, you need to have them go out with a boom, not a whimper like how the comic set it up.Well...crap... Sonic #230 *SPOILERS*4 years ago in Personal More Like This
After reading #230 though they actually did it...they managed to give her sacrifice a huge level of epicness and awesomeness that gave her a heroes death, or at least a heroes roboticization that was completely in character for her. First off, they tossed out the entire wall gun idea. Sonic remembered the past and was able to save Sally from it, making it entirely pointless. She DID die before the time reverse, but it was undone when time turned back to normal. It's a cheap way to undo
Should Christians be tolerant?Should Christians be tolerant?Should Christians be tolerant?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today tolerance is being redefined to mean that all views are equally valid and all lifestyles equally appropriate. As such, the notion that Jesus is the only way is vilified as the epitome of intolerance. Rather than capitulating to culture, Christians must be equipped to expose the flaws of today's tolerance, while simultaneously exemplifying true tolerance.
First, to say all views are equally valid sounds tolerant but in reality is a contradiction in terms. If indeed all views are equally valid then the Christian view must be valid. The Christian view, however, holds that not all views are equally valid. Thus, the redefinition of tolerance in our culture is a self-refuting proposition. Moreover, we do not tolerate people with whom we agree; we tolerate people with whom we disagree. If all views were equally valid, there would be no need for tolerance.
Furthermore, today's redefinition of tolerance leaves no room for objective moral judgments. A modern
May Roll CallHey Everyone,May Roll Call2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the roll call for May. Please sign up below. I will select partners on May 1st!
Please be sure you know what an ACEO is! An ACEO is a trading card done on paper with traditional materials. This means that digital ACEOs are NOT accepted, unless you've spoken and agreed with your partner on this matter. BOTH sides must agree to the terms. Please plan to provide a 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch piece of artwork for your partner. This is the standard size and should NOT be adjusted.
If you sign up for these roll calls, you are agreeing to the terms above.
Thank you for participating
Giveaway Time! CLOSEDImportant Update:Giveaway Time! CLOSED8 months ago in Personal More Like This
SO many people are entering this giveaway! Telling the truth I never expected more than 40, absolutely not over 130 and counting! O___O This of course make me super happy! I really cant tell you how much it mean. Thank you all who have watched me, faved, spread the word and more!
And because of this I feel that 1 winner isnt enough. I must totally give more people a chance to win, therefore instead of 1 winner, there will now be 3! 3 people now have the chance to be the lucky winners of one Wolf Masked each!
And of course I will pay the shipping cost for all of them!
I really wish I could give a prize to all of you, you deserve it like nothing else! But that would leave me making Wolf Masked for one year to come. XD I hope you still understand how friggin amazing you are! THANK YOU!!!
I just checked my stats and realized Ive got over 2500 watchers
How I started in art, how I studied and surviveInterview by KhidirIshitar:How I started in art, how I studied and survive2 years 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
Golden Age of IllustrationArt History WeekGolden Age of Illustration9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The 19th century marks a huge technology development, with printing techniques improving enough to make newspapers and books a truly mass-popular medium. Along with that, there appeared new opportunities for the illustrators. In the second half of the 19th century, the popularity of illustrated books and magazines reached the highest level recorded by that time and it eventually became the foundation to border the official beginning of the Golden Age of Illustration's timespan: 1880's. Formally it lasted until 1910's-1920's, with variations between Europe and North America.
The core illustrators lived a long time after this period and continued creating pictures in their style - which is defined as typical for the Golden Age. However, new styles and the slow decrease of popularity of book and newspaper illustrations (supported by the rising popularity of photography) after the World War determined the formal end of this age. The European illustrators were influenced mo
WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!AND THE WINNERS ARE!WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Quote: "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain"
I liked this entry, as well as all of their entries for being based in history, this one in particular struck me
Quote: "War is where the young and stupid are tricked by the old and bitter into killing each other"
This one was very simple in execution but hit the nail on the head
Quote: "We stopped checking for monsters when we realized they were inside us"
this was probably the most used quote, and there were plenty of amazing entries for it, but this one was my absolute favorite
CONGRATULATIONS! I will make a Journal tomorrow featuring all entrants, as well as the honorable mentio
Tilted Contest! Win cash prizes!Good afternoon everyone! I hope everyone is doing groovy todayTilted Contest! Win cash prizes!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, what is this journal that is sporting a lovely CSS made by Ikue all about? Well, when the HLE Contest ended a lot of people were looking forward to the next contest and after the success of the HLE Contest I really wanted to hold another. So, that is what this new spiffy journal is about I chose a nice dark themed one since this contest is going to be for my yangire character Tilt
I had another contest in mind but I decided to hold off on that one till after the book is out. That way people can get to know the other characters a little before drawing them
The objective of the contest is simple and very straight f
10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color GameTraditional Art Week10 Easy Ways to Up Your Color Game5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here are 10 ideas to try to have more fun with color in your art! All the examples used are works by the members of the Deviant Art community.
1. Make your OWN color wheel.
Use only primary red, yellow, and blue to create all the shades by color blending or using premade colors depending on your preference. Using your own medium to create your own reference will give you a realistic spectrum of the colors you have at your disposal.
2. Create contrast with complements.
Opposites attract attention! Red/Green, Orange/Blue, Purple/Gold. There's a reason that complementary colors are often seen on logos, sports jerseys and holiday decor. For an easy, and quick way to grab attention use two colors directly
#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA update#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL BOOK IS READY!!Hello to all of you!WATERCOLOR TUTORIAL BOOK IS READY!!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Hi! (wow...and I feel it's been AGES since my last update here on DA, when was my last journal? 2013? *sob*) Anyway, here is a great news I'd love to share with you guys. Some of you here probably know that my first Copic tutorial book has released a few years ago, right? Now it's time for the second one! And this is watercolor tutorial book, entitled "Manga Magic"! Bravo!!!
Manga Magic will introduce you to tools, tips, techniques, and tutorials with watercolor as a main medium(mostly talks about coloring and designing characters in mythological themes). The book will be officially released in September, but now it's ready for online pre-ordering. So if you're interested, you can check the information about the book below here on both links!
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