Unnoticed DA ArtistsThere are so MANY GOOD ARTISTS here, and still, SO MANY PEOPLE IGNORE THEM I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. What has happened to the people?Unnoticed DA Artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been planning to make a journal featuring the unnoticed talents for a couple of months, but jesus, i won't hesitate any longer.
And I do not want to be mean, but those who have bad (really really really BAD) drawings have more views (including fav, pageview and pic-view) than those who should REALLY deserve them Q.Q It is a pain to look at DA now... i usually check the pages of my new and old watchers and i just do not get it. So many of you are awesome and still, so many of you are marginalized.
I have been thinking about this "problem" for some time.. and I feel that some of the top artists have become maintstream, like Jiuge, Prodigybombay, Laverinne or mrsloth (who are of course awesome, yes, (( except mrsloth i just do not get his drawings anymore, guess they are going down the ladder----> this is just my personal opinion)) and they are inspiratio
MiniContest!Win PremiumMembership:D)little update with the rulesÖMiniContest!Win PremiumMembership:D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
well...I still have a few left and I would like to use it for something good
That's why I thought it's the time for my second little contest especially I found out finally a great topic which is very very very close to my heart really but sadly there are only a very few illustrations in this topic
and this theme is :
(the plant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nettle)
This time you can send both digital and traditional drawings illustrations in any style! ( for example manga ,realism,cartoon)
(it can be an existing /older deviation too)
Please write in the artist Description that it gonna be on this contest ,link this journal or my profile page please.
And fave this journal.
annnnnnd then leave a comment on this journal or send me it in a note!
Every entry will be Featured in my journal!
CI Daily featuring part 18sorry for the delay but I'm glad the members keep posting new workCI Daily featuring part 182 years ago in Art Features More Like This
but I had some real life issues but here is a new feature
Journal Entry: JUN 18, 2012, 8:48 PM
this journal/article is made for members of#Creation-Inspiration
Ci has more then 25.000 members
in celebrating I the founder of Ci
will once again feature artwork/deviations (it depends on how many comments we get on this poll
from the members --->
did you know that:iconcreation-inspiration:
give deviants (yes, you!) a chance to win themselves premium memberships.
(they are free
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
By holding a free giveaway. Currently the giveaway is on a break, but it's back in July!
If you have any leftover points, and want to help us - then please donate to the Founder of CITsuki-SoraRuki
Any amount is greatly appreciated! All points will be used to give back at the giveaways!
if you donate our f
CHARITY WALK FOR FARM ANIMALSHello everyone!CHARITY WALK FOR FARM ANIMALS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
~*OCT. 19th I will be at the WALK FOR FARM ANIMALS in NYC!*~
This walk is for charity and raises money and awareness for farmsanctuary.org, which is a sanctuary for former farm animals that have escapes abuse and slaughter from the farming industry! I have personally visited this sanctuary twice now and the work these people do is amazing, it is seriously the greatest placeó the ongoing medical work they do and their rescue efforts need our help!
If you are interested in donating to help these animals, ♥here is my charity page!♥
Thank you so much for your support and for your time!♥ Let's make a difference for the animals together!
Also you can always find me at :
+18 MATURE CONTENT /// STARFI
Win a free drawing + Summer ContestHey everyone!Win a free drawing + Summer Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm writing this journal to inform you about 2 new and exciting projects, which are the following:
How to Win a Free drawing
Win a Free Drawing!
Several months ago I came up with the idea to raffle a drawing in exchange of dA Points. Each dA point stands for a raffle ticket. So the more points you donate, the higher the chances will be to win a free drawing.
My new raffle donation pool can be found on my dA mainpage:
Winner of my first Raffle
On January the 21st I started my first dA Point donation pool, which was a great success!
I am happy to announce the winner of a free drawing, who is #489, which is connected to dA point #489, donated by:
Congratulations!! I will get in touch with you to discuss the detai
Animal April Challenge!, NOW hosted hereEDIT: GO TO PART TWO OF THIS JOURNAL please: http://fdasuarez.deviantart.com/journal/#/d4x7uo9 (: this one is already fullAnimal April Challenge!, NOW hosted here3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately Newsha won´t be able to host the challenge anymore during this month, so she asked me to do it (: .
First Journal with info: http://sparkyyy.deviantart.com/journal/Animal-April-Challenge-293374339
by :iconWolkenfels: by :icononceuponapanda: by :iconxucifer: by :iconantoanela91: by :iconJustyne: by :iconVimes-DA: by :iconncmacey: by :iconRUSOdeJOTA: by :iconiZonbi: April 5th Speed Paint Challenge by charfade by :iconcharfade: April 5th Speedpaint Challenge by ForeverRunningFree by :iconForeverRunningFree: Speed painting - Chameleon by Canariam by :iconmcviales: Speed Paint April 5 by Bahkana by :iconBahkana: Animal April Speedpaints - April 5 by madam-marla by :iconmadam-ma
.... no thanks....... i hate watching tv........ no thanks....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
... hate eating canned soup...
... hate looking like a plucked chicken...
... hate to forget to shower and eat...
... hate to sleep only a few houres...
... and why i do this all every day???
because im a fuc... artist and i have nothing else in my life...
only one brush and my right hand... best friends but not really talkaktive....
This is Madness! (and Sparta)Hello Eveyone!This is Madness! (and Sparta)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life has been pretty crazy lately. I just moved to a new apartment and we won't get our internet until a week later so I just want announce a few things while I still have the chance (using my friend's wifi atm).
1. Fanime was amazing! Thank you all who dropped by my table, and sorry that I lost my voice on the 4th day too much talking lol... It was great making new friends, hanging out with old friends, and just seeing other deviants in real life! I'm sorry a lot of the prints sold out on the first day, but I will try to open online sales for certain prints once I get my internet back. And I will definitely print more for future conventions
My deepest apologies for not having 1000 Words for Fanime. The printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ promised over and over that they would have it ready, but they didn't, and when we called them about it, they hung up on us. As a matter of fact, we still don't have the book
Still Life Stills Features: NutellaThis weeks feature is suggested by :icondmwdisney29: An excellent choice as Nutella is an amazing ingredient to bake with! Enjoy!Still Life Stills Features: Nutella2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Got a suggestion for a future still life feature? Let us know
My photography course at HogwartsUuuugh you guys, my sleep has been so terrible. I woke up out of a pretty entertaining dream, though.My photography course at Hogwarts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was taking a photography class at Hogwarts and Snape was our teacher. I think Ron and Harry might also have been in our class but I never did see them. Our assignment at the time was to get ten outstanding photographs of animals in their natural habitat and he told us we had to roll up our pant-legs and go wading in a swamp full of alligators and poisonous snakes if we hoped to get any good ones. He meant this literally. This was our assignment. (Oh, Snape! )
So I actually did it; I took off my shoes and wandered into the bog, dodging snakes and snapping away. I took so long about it that I missed the start of critique and I sort of ran into Snape with some of my classmates on a bridge while I was headed back to the castle. He was reviewing their photos (and grading ruthlessly, as he does). He saw me and said, "What are you doing? You knew we had critique."
I answered, "Yeah, I kn
Watcher's Feature 2 - #4 + ContestSorry, I can't believe it's been so long since I've done this "orzWatcher's Feature 2 - #4 + Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Edit: I forgot, but my friend here's having a contest: http://pound-key.deviantart.com/art/Watcher-Contest-food-and-character-369217918
it's about your favourite character with your favourite food. It can be your own character or one on T.V. so it sounds pretty fun, right?
Please take a look, there are some awesome peeps here
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together and it's a bit of a tedious process, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
End-of-year Premium membership giveaway! [Closed]End-of-year Premium membership giveaway! [Closed]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to :icondeathgoddess231: who won the giveaway.
For those that didn't win; keep following my journals.
There are more giveaways and features coming in the near future
Like some of my old watchers know, I have a premium membership giveaway for watchers at the end of every year.
In most of the previous giveaways, I always asked my followers for a good reason why they'd want a premium membership. I used to read all of the messages, and picked the one that touched me most.
However, with the current amount of watchers and messages I get on a daily basis, I realize this will be hard to keep track of. Let alone picking just a one from that huge group of people. Because I'm sure there are many of you that have interesting story's, and all of you have your reasons to want such a membership.
That's why, this year, I'm going to do it in a different way.
If you want to join, read along!
What will I give away
Broken Animated Journal Skin :)Yay I finally got this Journal Skin! Thanks for all those amazing comments! You guys made my day!Broken Animated Journal Skin :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!Hey guys! It's con season again and I'll be at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown this weekend (April 12-13th), and at Sakura Con in Seattle Washington the weekend after (April 18-20th). As usual, I'll be there with all of my prints, books, buttons, and cards!Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
My table location for the Cherry Blossom Festival is on the lower floor of the Japan Center, right outside the Kinokuniya book store entrance. For Sakura Con, I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 411. I was actually unable to get a table in time for this con, but a kind artist, mind-crash offered to share his with me We both look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends so come by and say hi!
Contest Deadline Extended!The contest has officially started. The deadline is now the 29th of November 2013!29th of Decemeber!Contest Deadline Extended!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I added an extra month to the deadline as a lot of people have been requesting it.
Furthermore I may be lowering the prizes to entice more competitors. Offering $300 for a prize was supposed to draw out high quality art from some bigger names, however it was pointed out that those people would probably rather draw a few commissions and definitely be paid for it, that risk spending a long time on a work that might not win.
This however is a maybe. And not set in stone just yet.
Everything else in this journal remains the same so if you've read it already, there's no need to keep going ^w
(For everyone who has read this journal before, all the details are the same, except I've added Alexander's Reference Sheet below, FAQ's and one more acceptable theme)
My Largest Contest Yet!
Hello everyone welcome to my biggest (and hopefully bestest) Contes
Merry Xmas Everyone!!!I wish You a lot of inspiration, progress, enthusiasm for work and more OTP's and even more ships and fandoms in incoming year 2013~!Merry Xmas Everyone!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had no time to make an xmas drawing specifically for this occasion so at least I'll try to do something for a New Year XD;
So yep, stay as awesome as You are guys~!
Have a great day today, lots of presents and delicious meals *A*~
How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
Traditional art techniquesTraditional art techniques ITraditional art techniques1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Traditional Art Week continues! This article will give you a brief overview of most commonly used physical media techniques and their characteristics, featuring beautiful examples found all over DeviantArt and tutorials. I sincerely hope this will get you inspired to try something new and experiment, why not pick a tutorial and see what you learn! Don't forget, whilst techniques has their own regulations and principles, they still can be combined, you have to be no wizard (just a little creative) to find a new way to express yourself through them. Let's take a look
1. Drawing media
Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts, and is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper. Traditional drawings were monochrome, or at least had little color, while modern colored-pencil drawings may a
New Beginnings Contest (CLOSED) Happy New Year, everyone!! :iconasnowmanplz:New Beginnings Contest (CLOSED)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
As you know, a new year is just one of the many "New Beginnings" in life, and that's why I thought it would be fun to hold a contest with that theme!
Theme: "New Beginnings"
This can really be interpreted in any way you like! It can be the start of the New Year, or Spring, when Nature comes back to life, it can be a wedding, starting a family, having a new family member (yes, PETS count! ), turning over a new leaf, realising what you want to do in life...
And the BEST thing about this theme, in my opinion, is that it's OPEN to ALL MEDIUM!!
ONE ENTRY per deviant.
Starts: Thursday, January 9th; Ends: Thursday, February 13th midnight, EET - http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/eu/eet.html (5 weeks long, NO ex
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-14More updates comings soon!!CustomBox+Journal Tips n Tricks-Updated 25-Sep-143 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You may put all your queries here in this blog comments.
Tips & tricks
1. How to align your elements in custombox or journal?
Use the following code:
You can change the alignment to left, right, center & justify by simply replacing the words as shown below
2. How do you change the font-size in a custombox?
Use the following code:
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3. How to change your font in a Custombox/Journal?
Use the following tag to change your font in your custombox.
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Safe fonts to use
Georgia ----- The quick brown fox
Commissions?Lately, I've been getting messages asking if I do commissions. I decided to open one ages ago but I wasn't able to due to school activities and I got too involved in Tumblr. But after thinking thoroughly, I finally decided to open one. I'm still so unsure how it works but here are the details.Commissions?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reason for opening up a commission
I need extra money so I can buy myself a tablet and some drawing materials since I'm almost out of them. Also, I need to save up for my future expenses on school... being a university student is just not so cheap. :iconOTLplz: ..and cosplay -cough-
What I will accept:
*Fanart (or existing series) - Besides One Piece, you can request for other manga, anime, games, etc., I'd really like to widen my drawing coverage!
*Original Characters - Just be sure to give me a reference
*Normal couples - You can tell me what feel, or pose, or I can totally surprise you xD
*Shounen Ai/Shoujo Ai - Same as above
What I won't accept:
Is college the best thing for you?I don't know how many people out there know this, but I never finished college. I attended for roughly 3 years, but it eventually got too expensive for what I was getting out of it. So, I dropped out.Is college the best thing for you?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
At the time, I was slightly ashamed, but it turned out to be for the best. There's a bit of a stigma attached to those who don't follow through on their education, but in the art world, a degree itself often isn't worth the paper it's printed on. In my relatively short career, I've never once been asked if I attended college or even if I have a degree, and I'm not the only one who'll tell you that. Your portfolio and experience are what speaks for you. You can finish art school, but if your portfolio is no good, the jobs won’t come.
Today, because I chose this route, I’m debt free and I've worked for companies like Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and the Moving Picture Company, opportunities I might not have had if I stayed in school. Now, I'm not saying don't pursue a college e