How to Write a Story: A Guide by KitaWriting a StoryHow to Write a Story: A Guide by Kita5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello guys! Kita-Angel here again with even more stuff! Today I will be taking the time to make an article about story writing, really the key points, what they are, how you can improve on them and what a story really is, like what brings it all together.
There is going to be a LOT of key stuff here, and it is going to sound like English class in high school all over again. Hooray! But this is valuable stuff, so pay attention. It is definitely worth it!
This guide was written with the intention to help those who lack any experience at all with story writing to know what is required to make a story. After this we can maybe start looking into how to improve what you have worked on!
What Makes a Story
So, what is it that makes a story? Where do people get these amazing ideas for amazing stories? How do we take the idea and make all the components needed?
Generally, in a story you have an Int
OC's and Fanart contests 2012 [CLOSED] :iconrainbow-cplz::iconrainbow-oplz::iconrainbow-nplz::iconrainbow-tplz::iconrainbow-eplz::iconrainbow-splz::iconrainbow-tplz:OC's and Fanart contests 2012 [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now closed !
Thank you all for your wonderful entries ! ^^
We are now going to consider three winners among the participants.
The judges are : :icondann-rei::iconaleeth::iconsu-kichuya:
You will be informed of the results as soon as possible.
HELLO DEAR MEMBERS !!!!
We are holding our first contest in Bishie-Central !!!
There will be two themes ! one for OCs and one for FANAR
Contest for 1000+ DA points! LAST 12 HOURS!28/01/2012: Sorry i didn't state the ending time exactlyContest for 1000+ DA points! LAST 12 HOURS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
coz i was lazy to check the time zone differencewhich resulted in some people rushing a lot in the last minute not knowing whether they'll make it in...orz||| my bad >.-
CONTEST 2014 (Don't forget to donate your prize !) EDIT : Prizes donators, don't forget to donate your prize !CONTEST 2014 (Don't forget to donate your prize !)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for your participation !
We have now decided on the winners !!!
• Su-Kichuya's comment : This pic is really warm ! the colors are very well chosen, very smooth and harmonious. The warm tons and the cold tons go very well together. The light is really great ! Nice composition.
• Transparent-hummer's comment : I really like the feeling this artwork communicates: the coziness of winter holidays, laziness, love, appreciation of the comfort and warmth. It is pleasing for the eye. The author is proficient with drawing and coloring.
• ButtPirateCas's comment : The lines are crisp and the colors are warm and inviting. While there is a hint of Christmas it isn't overwhelming. Its relaxing and all around sweet.
• ladydesada's comment : It is so well done and I adore the warm tone and the holly han
Contest: Merchandise - 12th December 2012Please read through all the rules of this contest carefully - it contains a lof of important information.Contest: Merchandise - 12th December 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are looking for:
New Illustrations for our Boys & Girls Love Merchandise, which we intend to sell at the Bookfair in Leipzig. This includes: Sling bags, pencil cases, purses, buttons, key chains, postcards, poster, notepads and cups.
Each item has different specifications that you need to keep in mind. You find them listed below for each item.
The overall theme for the pictures which will be part of this contest is Boys Love & Girls Love. This also includes chibis and single illustrations of bishounen and bishoujo. The most important trait of the submissions is the fact that the pictures are nice to look at!
Concerning the postcards you are allowed to include special occasions, such as birthday/holidays or 'get well soon' cards.
Of course you are allowed to use the designs of the
CONTEST: Back to School! [SEP 22 - NOV 30]WinnersCONTEST: Back to School! [SEP 22 - NOV 30]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st place (scored high in all categories)
2nd Place (scored high in effort and structure)
3rd Place TIE!!! (saying goodbye to summer, you nailed the theme and in a very creative way!)
(scored high in theme)
because we have a tie in third place we'll split the prizes
Artemis-Fantasy100 , 25
Seth-D-Forbes art based off a single word
pandaluv line art
Artemis-Fantasy 100 and 1 free , 25
FuzzyDerp full body line art
Mustangmoon1993 sketch or lineart
Aiko-Hirocho sketch, 1 character (chibi or normal)
spaz-by-design line art portrait
NOTE: ** I'm going to be off sick for a little while, TalonDragon000 is my #2 in charge, I'm going to be having surgery soon so I have no idea when I'll be back **
[CLOSED] X'mas Raffle/Giveaway! - WINNERS29th Dec '14: AND THE WINNERS ARE~[CLOSED] X'mas Raffle/Giveaway! - WINNERS4 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconskull-bunneh: :icontsukimiin: and :iconAltysay:
CONGRATS TO YOU GUYS AND THANK YOU to everyone who participated!!
I'm currently working on your prizes, and this ALSO MEANSSS digital commissions will be up again very soon! (probably right before the year ends..?) SO YEA look out for that too if you're interested in buying some art! (:
24th DEC '14: Winners have been contacted!! I'll be more patient and wait until Sat! If i don't reply promptly, i might be in KL for comic fiesta. Thank you to everyone for participating!
23rd Dec '14 UPDATE: Giveaway closes 2 HOURS from now!! (midnight, 24th Dec Singapore time) I will not be accepting the favs that come after that. Winners will be notified via Note about 24 hours from now (sorry about the strange timings lol, i won't be around the comp from now 'til then, pls be patient with me, and th
The 500 members contest (CLOSED)So the time for you to submit entries for the contest has ended. We have closed the folder and will start judging the entries. But most of our admins are now kinda busy with work and study these days, we will update the info of judging as soon as possible. It might take from 3 to 7 days.The 500 members contest (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good news coming~~~~~
There are only about 2 days left for you to turn in your entries, right? .... And we admins were asked several times recently, if we can extend the deadline.... so we had some discussion and decided to give you 7 more days
EXTENDED DEADLINE : MAY 12, 2012; at 23.59 pm (GMT+7)
Hope you will have enough time then ' v '
I'm looking forward to seeing more entries from you
Remember to submit your entries to the folder 500 members Contest entries
plz comment here or note me, CloverKane, if you have any questions.
A warm welcome to our 500th member: :iconArikoFuu
Petra Brightstar Contest (CLOSED!)Petra Brightstar Contest (CLOSED!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
JUDGING! WILL HAVE RESULTS POSTED BY JUNE 7TH, OR SOONER.
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☀ Forest ☀ Sleep ☀ Snow ☀ Priestess ☀ Peaceful ☀
You must somehow incorporate one or more of these themes in your piece. You may interpret these themes however you like, but make sure to keep Petra’s personality intact. Be creative, but also be smart. Don’t try to overload them. Subtlety, flow, and uniqueness is what we're looking for. Also, make sure to read the ‘Character Description’ in the next section below when deciding on your theme. I will be looking to make sure people have kept Petra’s c
Artist for game Legend of the CryptidsHi guys, I hope you're all doing fineArtist for game Legend of the Cryptids2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you may have noticed (or not yet) I am now part of artists' roster of Applibot, Inc (Japan). They hired me two months ago to create cards for online/phone game Legend of the Cryptids and since then I worked lots !
I feel really honoured for they work with real masters of digital painting, and I feel like a little bee compared to them ! Anyway, here is the first set of artworks I created for them :
I am really excited about this new and challenging collaboration, and I hope you'll also like the upcoming cards I'll create ! Anyone here playing the game ?
The Ritual - Contest WINNERS!HOSTED BYThe Ritual - Contest WINNERS!4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconsupernatural-art: :iconall-artists: :iconhighqualityart: :iconpsychoartistunited:
Time to start the contest! This time the theme is very wide and open to any kind of ritual, it can be a lovers ritual (curses, posions, spells,etc), it can be Demonics rituals, warriors rituals, and more that you can create.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A ritual "is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, and objects, performed in a sequestered place, and performed according to set sequence." Rituals may be prescribed by the traditions of
Powers/Forces Contest! - Hours left - UpdateDeadline is on 13th of November! We will write a new journal to tell you that the contest has closed tomorrow. Entries will be accepted only for a little time after we announce the end of the contest. You can still participatePowers/Forces Contest! - Hours left - Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconPervyUlquiplz::iconsaysplz: So We decided to Have a contest!!!!
:iconKadajplz::iconsaysplz: OC-Centralz Is having the greatest contest you mothe... you toilets
And which is the theme you morons:iconsays2plz::iconUsagisanplz:
:iconsaysplz: Draw a birthday cake for Light?:iconloveloveplz: (Aka kira)
We have to draw, cosplay, write or animate our Oc('s) with powers and forces:iconsays2plz:
:iconOnoderaplz::iconsaysplz: I wish I could take part with that Takano
You can, since it will last until November the 13th:iconsays2plz::iconNoctisplz:
:iconRitsuplz::iconsaysplz: I need to eat then!!!!!!!! Oh no no no no no I lost something!!! I may forge
Contests:4TH/5TH PLACESMascot Competition!Contests:4TH/5TH PLACES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submit your entries here!
The winners have been announced!
WE ASK THAT ALL LLAMA DONATORS GIVE A LLAMA TO EACH PERSON WHO PLACED IN THIS CONTEST. 1ST, 2ND,3RD, 4TH AND 5TH.
The winning designs will be reproduced at our discretion in the form of chibis, half body, full body etc. to be used on product designs which we will sell in a cafepress shop for our fans to purchase! All the proceeds will be used for future contests and the like So if you want more contests, better prizes and some toys to boot then buy some products! FYI the shop has only just opened so the amount of products we have are very limited.
Only one design for now until our mascot contest finishes in which case we will start producing chibi versions for shi
Art Book Information Public Submission Guideline!FAQsArt Book Information Public Submission Guideline!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Deadline: November 30, 2014 11:59PM EST
By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing that you are over the age of 18 or have parental consent. You retain full and complete copyright over all images you submit to the artbook. By submitting to the artbook, you are hereby consenting to the GGclub the right to edit your work for the purpose of maximum printing advantage, to use images in promotional or advertising purposes in relation to the artbook, to publish your art in full or part in this artbook, and anything else that may be necessary to sell this artbook.
Your artwork will not be used in anything outside the Étoile Online art book. We reserve the right to omit any images that do not fit the theme, the guidelines, or do not fulfill the expected quality of art from the images in your gallery.
For any questions, please message the group GGclub with the subject as &
SprinG ThemE ContesTTHEMESprinG ThemE ContesT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
10 days ago i have submited a journal asked for choosing a topic for contest , alot of you helped me with choosing
now its decided ... it will be SPRING THEME so either you want to draw fantasy or gods or guys in bunny suites
or april fools or guy in glasses or whatever ... you are free draw anything related to spring or have a spring theme
April 2th 2012
CONTEST ENDS (DEADLINE)
May 30th 2012 (23:59 gmt +3:30)
MEDIA and SUBJECTS ALLOWED:
- Traditional or Digital Art, drawings and illustrations only
- Manga and Anime style, cartoon style, realism, semi-realism, portraits, vectors, speedpaintings
- Your work can be in black and white or in colors, but it would be better not to participate with sketches or messed up works
- Kemonomimi (characters with horns, tails, ears...)
- Fantasy creatures (dragons, unicorns, Pokem
DRAGON CONTEST!!!--(En español más abajo / in Spanish below)--DRAGON CONTEST!!!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
In first place, thanks for all your support, likes, watches and comments, and my apologizes for not replying all of them, they are just too many!
Ok, 3 years ago I made a contest here in Deviantart, and it came out pretty well, we had a lot of participants and amazing pics, it was a huge success, so after all this time, I decided to do it again. Therefore… WE HAVE NEW CONTEST!! Dragons will be the main topic this time. If you want to take part, please send me a note with the title DRAGON CONTEST. Just a note, DO NOT COMMENT, I want to avoid situations like "OMG, this amazing famous artist is going to join the contest! I have no chance...".
RULES AND SPECS
1) You’ll have to make a reference sheet of a dragon of your own invention, something like this:
And it will have to show:
-A list of your dragon’s main features, such as name (obligatory, own name or race name), siz
POCKY DAY FEATURESGreetings all friends, watchers, and random passer-bys!POCKY DAY FEATURES2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today on November 11th (11/11), there is a little random event going on in Japan in which we call it "Pocky's Day".
Q: What's a Pocky's Day?
The company that produces the snack Pocky has set 11/11 as "Pocky's Day" just to celebrate with randomness.
Conspiracy of snack companies, I know lol
You can check out their website, and see how much derp they have done so far!
I'm just joining the bandwagon to celebrate this random event for fun and have some excuses to eat pockys lol
As I have posted on my poll few days ago, I'm going to keep my words and hold "POCKY DAY FEATURES"
Anyone is welcome to join - all you gotta do is submit a deviation that's related to Pocky, and give me the link to it (you can just leave it as a comment on this journal or note me.). Then I'll be more than happy to feature it for you on my journal!
Lightning Returns: FF XIII ContestLightning Returns: FF XIII Contest1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII allows players to customize its heroine, Lightning, in ways the series never has before. To celebrate, deviantART and Square Enix invite you to design your own customization of Lightning in the first ever contest of its kind! Su
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
THREADS Fashion Artbook KICKSTARTER LIVE! UPDATE! 30/10/14THREADS Fashion Artbook KICKSTARTER LIVE!5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We now have option to pre-order thru Paypal! Please simply click the banner to be directed to our store
For more information about this update, please look for this journal below
Thank you all so much, your supports have been priceless to us ToT <333
HELLO guys!! I'm here to tell you about an amazing collaborative artbook project I have been working on these past months with a lot of amazing artists and I'm happy to say our project is now live at Kickstarter! Please check out the details below;
JOINT CONTEST // WINNERS ANNOUNCED!WINNERS ANNOUNCED HERE! (:JOINT CONTEST // WINNERS ANNOUNCED!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey guys! Even though summer is almost over, here's a summer contest for you all xDD /shot
Overview: There are two categories, one for me, raiinysummer (category A), and for furowaa (category B). There will be different OCs for each category, and you can choose which OCs to draw, essentially which category to enter.
DEADLINE: Contest has ended
♤ No limit to entries/characters/categories you enter. However, you may only win once, with one of the submissions.
♤ In the description of the contest entry, you must mention that it is for this contest and include a link to this journal.
♤ Upload your entry/entries on deviantart, and comment on the journal with the link(s)!
♤ Entries must be completely original: no stolen/traced art or bases.
♤ Visual art only, but you can use any style and media.
♤ Keep entries PG-13 or under.
Back in action with a couple of EventsHello everyone, Sorry for the long long Hiatus, had quite a few things to sort out before today. with the new year and all the late work I had to finish, I'm still behind with some commissions but hopefully with my new daily schedule set up, i will catch up on those as well, so if you are on such a list and been waiting for a long while, please give me just a bit more time, i will catch up on these late work. @__@Back in action with a couple of Events2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started a daily monster sketch, so hopefully this will help make up for my lack of action for the past months. please feel free to join in on this excercise as well, i care less about the quality about these works, the important thing for me is keep doing one each day, hopefully to do this for a whole year. =] I think it will be a big dedication and accomplishment. =]
another Event i want to start is a contest of sorts, which would have two parts. the first part would be asking you to submit your original character for a random selection, this can be an image or description
Mini Horror Reviews - Psycho (1960)Mini Horror Reviews - Psycho (1960)5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
A Private Island PSYCHO by lee-howard-art
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Contest! Deadline Approaching!I have commissions open to earn points for contest prizes. http://birdie121.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Information-349386154Contest! Deadline Approaching!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is design an outfit on a human figure. Be creative and have fun!
You may enter multiple entries, but each outfit must be a separate deviation.
This will be a contest judged by all of you.
You'll note me your favorite when it's time and I'll tally the votes.
Undetermined for now.
I'll have a better idea as the end of the contest nears. Most likely a 1 month membership for first place, and some commission prizes.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Here are some examples I whipped up to give y