Writers Journal. Literature CommunityA big hug to all my dear friends. I hope everybody is happy todayWriters Journal. Literature Community3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
:iconredroseplz:I decided to write a journal to let you my writers friends know a little more about the Literature Community in DeviantArt. There are 65 Community Volunteers in DeviantArt for all categories of Art, you can find them all here :iconcommunityrelations:
Literature has two, they are :iconBeccalicious: and :iconthorns: They are doing a lot to help the Literature Community and they are the ones featuring Literature Daily Deviations. I asked :iconBeccalicious: why sometimes there is only one Literature Daily Deviation, she told me because ıt is a very hard task to find good quality Literature and also because they don’t recieve enough DD Suggestions from you guys.
So please, If you find a very good piece of literature, be it prose or poetry and you think it deserves a DD, send your Community Volunteers a note entitled
How do you find and help new Deviants. Today PageMy beautiful friends, much love to you todayHow do you find and help new Deviants. Today Page3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all know how awesome and wonderful is DeviantArt that is why every day there are hundreds if not thousands of new Deviants joining the site . We all remember how is it like to be new here, how you don't know how everything works, how you don't have any friends, no support. So what if we try to make those new Deviants feel welcome and supportive.
Everybody much know a new Deviant , so we should offer our support for them. So what to do for them
:iconpinkheart-plz: I go to their page and I say : "Welcome to DeviantArt " It doesn't matter if you know them or if you don't, they will always be happy with your visit and they will feel some love.
:iconpinkheart-plz: I give them a llama :iconllama-plz: or some poıints
:iconpinkheart-plz: I fav their work and give them some warm commets .
:iconpinkheart-plz: I show them some awesome groups to
Happy news. Romance in VerseHeHappy news. Romance in Verse2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hello to all my sweet friends. I would love to share some happy news with all of you
I'm now four months pregnant with our first baby So happy, and I can't wait to hold him in my arms.
This explains why I'm not around much as used to. Weak and tired most of the times. But still I have to support my dear poets here
Here is another feature, please the journal so more people would read these amazing poems. If you are featured here, try to read the other poems, them, the poet and show your support. These features made so many poets best friends now. Try, you will love it
Anonymous - Message To GreeceAnonymous - Message To Greece3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Anonymous" on the official page of Greek Ministry of Justice!
First Message to Greece
Second Message to Greece
They hacked the page and we could see only the link that you can see above for a long time Feb,2-2012
ANONYMOUS TANGO DOWN IN GREECE
Justice is coming "Anonymous" wrote on the website of the Ministry of Justice, and many National sites..
Democracy is in GReat danger! we should inform all you.
Greece is in great danger, stand up!!
Cause if the land of DEMOCRACY stop to exist,
then the end for a free world is near!
It is "symbolic" and very important to support us!
IT IS MORE THAN EVER!!
CAUSE THE DEMOCRACY IS FALLING
AND WE MUST REBORN HERE!
AND IF NOW WE ARE SAYING TO YOU THAT WE DONT
Today, I am HeartbrokenThis past week our nation witnessed one of the most horrific violations in history. A beast that I refuse to name, planned and then killed 12 people in a theatre in Colorado. I won't go into details of how, why, or who committed this atrocity.Today, I am Heartbroken3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I WILL address is the idea of our Constitutional "right to bear arms". The misconstrued perception of this "right", saddens and confuses me. The archaic belief that having a gun in our houses will enable us to "defend ourselves" is not only statistically improbable, it is metaphorically AND literally unsettling to those who live with us. A loaded gun in a house says,"I don't trust people", "I am afraid someone will break in and hurt us", and also "I am willing to shoot to kill another human being".
If you have a gun in your house and it is NOT loaded, the statistical probability of you being able to get to it, load it, and confront a home invader AND for the outcome of that confrontation to be positive in ANY way, is insignificantly small.
Facebook Project. Poet’s FeatureFacebook Project. Poet's FeatureFacebook Project. Poet’s Feature3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hello there friends
It's time for our next feature. The Poet Feature
Before we start, I have an announcment for all the beautiful Deviant Poets, all my dear friends and watchers, who are either poets or they enjoy poetry.
I have created a facebook page for the poets of DeviantArt. We will be sharing Poets profiles on this facebook page and their poetry, as links of course for their page. This way so many other poets on the page will have the chance to meet each other. This will help the unknown poets to have more support, more watchers, favs and feedback. The more membrs we have the more support the poet will get. It will be like a DD for the poet. If we have just 500 member, and we share a poet's profile, he will be seen by so many Deviants.
I hope you guys join our page. It's a big project and we need the support of every poet on DeviantArt. You will help us start
News and Fantastic PoemsA big hug to all my dear friend Missed you allNews and Fantastic Poems3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
:iconredroseplz:I want to say thank you for all my beautiful friends for their beautiful wishes when I was sick. I'm good as new now, and I love you guys more than before
:iconredroseplz: This week :iconMoonbeam13: The director of Community Relations in DeviantArt featured my journal Things you should do on DeviantArt
in her monthly issue Pimps and Whoas - July 19, 2012
More people saw the journal and found it very helpful which makes me very happy
:iconredroseplz: Our facebook page
Stock and Resources PE Wrap Up 2014Stock and ResourcesStock and Resources PE Wrap Up 20144 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who took part, wrote articles or interviews, joined us in chat and are entering the contest. This week is essentially about you because you are what makes the community.
We have had an excellent week chock full of things, so here is a simple recap of everything thats been submitted this time!
INTRODUCTION TO THE WEEK by PirateLotus-Stock
THE ILLUMINATED WORLD CONTEST by CelticStrm-Stock
A LITTLE ABOUT US, A LITTLE ABOUT YOU! by Elandria
ESSENTIALS - PREMADE BACKGROUNDS by CelticStrm-Stock
WHAT TO SHOOT ARTICLE by :
Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!In the interest of helping people who are new to speedpainting get started, and also in the interest of getting tips and tricks out in the open that might be helpful to even those who have done it a while, I'm opening this Journal entry up to the group to post your speedpainting techniques to share with the group!Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guidelines for posting (I believe this will help keep the thread readable to those coming in):
1) Give your technique a title
2) Provide a description with as much detail as is necessary to allow someone to try the technique and obtain some success with it
3) If possible, provide a link to examples that use this technique, and indicate how the technique was used
4) Please only include one tip per post
5) You may ABSOLUTELY respond to other people's posts, ask questions, and extend the tips! As this isn't a forum, please make sure you respond to the right posts when asking a question, or the original author might not see it! Questions should ONLY go under existing tips though.
Challenge 3: Book - Top 5Happy HolidayChallenge 3: Book - Top 53 years ago in Personal More Like This
I try to give out the result faster than usual since DA is having promotions for premium member subscription. That's why I try to give you the result sooner so you may use your points for it. Though it's not enough but I hope it can help some how .
With a lot of entries therefore it took me while to choose top 5. This time, so many good entries with great concepts. It's really hard for me to pick 5 only.
I don't pick the top 5 base on drawing skills only but also the concept of their entries. But there were more than 20 entries I want to pick as winners :C. But don't worry, we will have more challenges in future.
I am truly sorry for who don't make it, not because you are not good but because we only choose 5 here. As I usually said for challenge, it's not a contest, it likes a little 'push', a little motivation for you to draw (it's also a reason why the prize for top 5 is just little). If you don't make it this time but I believe you earn somet
Stock Radar #10Stock Radar #104 months ago in Art Features More Like This
How To Make A Planet by Fiend-V
Digital Art Texture 209 by mercurycode Stock 280 by lokinststock
Lipizzaner Stallions 20 by Lauren-Lee
Abingdon Stock 16 by Quoth-Raven
Back 2 by Elsapret Swan-wings-2 by Lorinator
Collection of Bottles by RosesLittleSecrets
Remains of St Annes Pier Landing Jetty by kippa2001
PAINTED LADY by FOTOSHOPIC
water ball1 by mrscats
Red and Black 11 by Kuoma-stock Tudor Stock 5 by DanielleFioreModel
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
My DeviantArt Love StoryMy dear friends, I want to share this with all of you. My DeviantArt Love Story.My DeviantArt Love Story3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are so many reasons why I love DeviantArt. The amazing friends I made, the joy I get from sharing my poetry with all the talented gifted Deviants. The support I get from all my watchers, which makes me want to write even more.
But most of all I love DeviantArt because here, I found the love of my life. My dear husband verybigbonedvirtuoso
Today is March 16th. Three years ago in this same day, we found eachother here on DeviantArt. On March 16th we said the first Hi. That day I woke up thinking it was just another usual day, but It wasn't. It was the day that defines my whole existence.
Him being from Turkey and I from Morocco, we spent two years and half trying to be together. We overcome a lot of obstacles and difficulties. Last September we met, we got married. Now I live with my husband in Turkey.
So few of my Deviant friends knew about our story . F
ReferencesThis list will be expanded as time allows. If you know of any we didnt mention feel free to send a note with the pertinent subject.References5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Research is an important part of part of doing and getting palaeontological reconstruction as right as it can be or of bolstering your own notions. Be sure to practice your research skills on the Internet (useful, hopefully generic enough, links: http://www.virtualchase.com/quality/checklist.html , http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html , http://www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/general/evaluating/ ) and in libraries.
If you have a Public University near you ask at their library what services the general public can access there.
Linked below are useful references for your palaeontological research needs.
Wikipedia. A good starting point for your research if you stick to the articles with references.
Artist Alley, more business than pleasure?Before I get into this I want to apologize for sounding preachy, but a growing pet peeve of mine over the years as I converse with peers at Artist Alleys is an increase of fanart that's not actually by fans.Artist Alley, more business than pleasure?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
What I mean are all these illustrators flocking to the scene that for the most part, just spit out work of popular subject matter for the sake of sales.
Now I'm not naive, many artists sign up at Artist Alley are clearly there for the income and that's totally cool but come on guys. At their core, comic/anime conventions should be about gathering with others to celebrate geeky shit you're passionate about. It's about sharing your fandoms with others, right? Ideally.
So when I see a booth that is mostly composed of say... League of Legends lady pinups I'd be like "Oh cool, this person plays League too! I should totally geek out with them" but after a quick exchange of words it turns out they don't actually play. Or they did, like once but don't really like it. They're in it f
Advice for inspired studentswhat is it like to work on a webcomic?Advice for inspired students9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A: Webcomics is really just comics hosted online... so for webcomic advice I really just have one advice, just do it. Don't think too deeply about it other wise you will have trouble starting. Don't think you need perfect drawing, don't think you need perfect story, just go and work at it eventually you will get to where you want. Here's an inspiration: www.mangahere.com/manga/onepun…
Once you start and get stuck somewhere, then search for a follow-up advice or come to me again.
How did it help with animation if at all?
A: I think it helps with discipline, and you become familiar with your own timing because of steady update, you also draw constantly so your speed is faster, ready to be trained into animator, it also helps with your ability to draw
Collection: Caffeinated ArtCollection: Caffeinated Art3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Coffee is a very personal part of a person’s life. Having a “way you take your coffee” is as much an indication of the crossing over into adulthood as a first broken heart. Even when psychically rudderless and adrift, awaking to morning in one of those blank margins of one’s life, there is always the next start, a new start—in that first cup of coffee. Coffee is the one nonjudgemental friend who never betrays.
“Coffee makes us severe and grave and philosophical.”
– Jonathan Swift
Gauging interest in a public Pony Pattern!Hi everyone! I've whipped up a cute little prototype pony and if there's enough interest I'll be offering the pattern to the public!Gauging interest in a public Pony Pattern!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you can see, it's quite a tiny pony! It stands around 10 inches tall. I will be making a prototype of one of the show characters, complete with mane, tail, and embroidery to use as an example of what can be done with the pattern.
So if enough people are interested I'll offer the pattern. It will likely go for sale on my etsy shop for about $10 for the base pattern. I may include manes and tails, or possibly even embroidery files thought that would drive the price up a bit.
Please feel free to spread the word. I'll keep everyone updated on the progress of the pattern!
Edit 1: I've updated with a new prototype! I fixed a few problem areas in the pattern.
nature of human fetishismRecently I noticed a rising amount of people pointing out other forms of bdsm, and how I handle the topic as if the approach I speak of is the only onenature of human fetishism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I may as well clarify some things. Yes, I am aware of many other forms of bdsm, starting from self bondage to 24/7 bondage to real hardcore sadism play...for those that roll like that yknow
So... why don't I get into all of those?
Well it is simple really, a few simple reasons
1 if I went into those I would inevitably be asked why I don't cover inflation as linked to bondage... because... it is. Or tickling bondage or permanent bondage....
2because I cover the balanced peoples bondage
3because to competently write about some of that stuff, I would have to experience it, and as wide as my range of experience is.... and make no mistake ...iiiits wide. I do draw lines at some points
See, here is the thing, bdsm is a part of my life...BUT!!!! It does not constitute all of my life. This is what I mean by
WoW Swim Party Challenge! [Winners and Features]Congratulations!WoW Swim Party Challenge! [Winners and Features]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to personally say congratulations to all the winners from this challenge! You are *ALL* winners in my eyes, your artwork is fantastic! I am pleased that you took the time to enter my challenge. Below are the pieces of artwork that were entered into the contest on display for everyone to see. Also, the winners of the challenge! Be sure you congratulate everyone!
Every Person that participates will get the following:
Submission pieces journal feature on World-of-Warchicks (this journal)
Submission pieces journal feature on LadyGhostDuchess
Submission pieces journal feature on Stormweaver-Arts
1st Place: One submission piece will be moved to the feature folder
1st Place: One character sketch by LadyGhostDuchess
1st Place: One character sketch by Glacebon
1st Place: One piece of artwork by Natasherz
1st Place: One piece of WoW art
the myth about talentMany people are under the assumption many of the high profile artists in the digital art community are mainly good because of talent. This is not completely true(in my opinion). What does make them great is the simple fact of constant and regular practice. But if you still like to cling to the word, then talent is just in other words an ambition and motivation. This word,"talent" has been branded with something that you think is something that can only be inherited and if you dont have it you are doomed to fail. Many people has lost potential careers because of this.the myth about talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well folks let me put that myth to rest because i think anyone with ambition and motivation can learn any tool and any skill.And if you are not learning it, it is because you are not working hard enough on it.its simple as that.The practice will open your eyes and you will develop to see things in different ways, once again this has nothing to do with talent. Once your understanding of all the levels of art gets wide
The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.2 I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. This is part 2 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (http://taughtbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concentrate on drawing instruction for all forms of media. Here we go:The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.21 year ago in Personal More Like This
I believe there are T
Do you/a friend Need Exposure for Adoptables? I've recently found people who have made these really nice adoptables, at least artistically I think they're really well done. And then it pains me to see when very few people bid on them, and this amazing creation can only sell for like, $5 or something.Do you/a friend Need Exposure for Adoptables?3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now I've never tried adoptables, and I'm not sure I completely understand how they work, but what I do know is that it seems artists who do them are really at the mercy of how much exposure they get. In that way, it's much like everything else; if you don't have the numbers, really great work goes unnoticed and sells for a handful of jelly beans.
So I'm going to do a journal that features Adoptables.
Do you have, or know someone who is selling *nice quality* adoptables but really needs exposure on them? Leave a thumbnail or link in this journal, and maybe I'll choose them for my feature. I can't showcase them all, but I'd certainly like to try and get a few out there.
The world gets harder for artists all the time
Class about lighting.At 9 o clock London time. (aka, 40 minutes after this journal post).Class about lighting.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will start my tutoring class with the topic: Lighting.
I will discuss the following lighting processes and others that my students (and viewers) come up with.
where? here!: http://www.livestream.com/helmighs
For some of you who don't know about this (hello hello new watchers !! )
I'm giving Mentoringship through the CrimsonDaggers about painting potraits at the moment.
You can find the forum right here: http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-2727.html