Exploring Art 31: It's about the money. Or not...You know, this week has been pretty horrible for art theft for me. I think the hardest part about this week is not that people stole my work, it is the reaction to being busted.Exploring Art 31: It's about the money. Or not...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had everything flung out from 'you're not a lawyer, don't tell me what I can and can't do', to 'if you were a REAL artist you wouldn't care about the money'. I've had people call me a bitch and a whore for asking them to remove my work. I've had people state that I am too rude in telling them to remove the stolen work, and that I should appreciate that they gave me 'free publicity'. I've had people tell me they will now be boycotting my work, and will tell everyone what a shitty person I am and to stay away from my work unless I let them continue to use my work without compensation.
To be honest? I was very close to giving up this weekend. I ended up taking a break and curling up in a hot bath and just crying for a few hours over the weekend. It's painful, it hurts. My pride is wounded, my soul feels
If you are considering going into the industry....If you are an artist or want to be one, especially if you want to get into the VFX industry, you should watch this:If you are considering going into the industry....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It touches on a few things I feel are important to understand as an artist and even as consumers of art:
1.) Art is not an exact science. It can be difficult to put a price tag on it, let alone the often very complicated processes of making it.
2.) Computers are tools that facilitate our work but they DO NOT do the work for us.
3.) Don't get into this industry for the money. If you go into this line of work, you do it because you love it. If someone happens to get lucky or has a really great idea and he/she hits it big, GREAT! Good for him/her. But don't go in expecting that to happen to you. Chances are it won't. If you are lucky, you will find a nice middleclass job you can support yourself and your family on for a while...... until....
4.) Unfortunately, a lot of employers see artists as disposable. When they no longer need you, they will kick you to the curb an
On Vacation (And tips for artists on vacation!)Hey guys, I'm on a vacation to Hawaii. :iconhawaiiplz: So I wouldn't be so active here on DA for a while. I will be drawing whenever I find free time and upload them on my Tumblr. This also brings to mind, what can an artist do on a vacation? Here's some of my thoughtsOn Vacation (And tips for artists on vacation!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Supplies - On The Go
Art Bags I use my own WeLoveFine bag as my art bag on trips. With it, I take my pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, and paper. It's not that big and I can use it around places like the plane.The Paper I'm bringing with me a couple types of paper. I use Strathmore drawing paper and toned paper. They are decent paper I like to draw on for nice simple drawings. (I save my Bristol paper at home for my more major drawings)The Tools The amount of art tools I bring may be a bit too much for travel, but I can hold it all comfortably in my art bag. You can be minimal with just a few graphite pencils, 1 pen, one eraser, and one small sketchb
How to AdoptNavigationHow to Adopt6 years ago in Personal More Like This
About | Species Index | Joining and Rules | How to Adopt | F.A.Q
Breeding | Trading | Store | CP and Inventory List | Customs and Pet trades
Behavior Traits and Personalities | Ranks and Classification
People wanting art for free - RantIt’s rant time again. Yay. I know I’ve talked about this topic in the past already but it’s still current for many artists, and I’d like to go into it a little further. That question which pretty much every artist knows only too well.People wanting art for free - Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Can you draw something for me? But I don’t have money.”
No matter how obvious you make it that you’re a professional artist, how eye-catching the commission pricelist on your user page is or how many “I don’t do requests / art-trades”-stamps you plaster all over your journal, people either don’t notice or simply don’t care. And their ways to persuade you to give them what they want get more creative and bold.
Classic approach :
A few sentences of praise and how much they adore your artwork and how much they’d love to have a picture from you. Sometimes they also mention that they don’t have money, which means they are aware of the
200 points giveaway!English.200 points giveaway!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my first giveaway.
In this giveaway will be just one winner.
Rules to participate
For those who want to be listed once:
~ Must be a watcher! (Only watchers can participate. You can watch me if you haven't done so already).
~ You should add to favourite this journal and add your comment. (1 comment per person).
For those who want to be listed twice:
~ Must be a watcher! (Only watchers can participate. You can watch me if you haven't done so already).
~ You should add to favourite this journal and add your comment. (1 comment per person).
~ You should feature me on your journal and write the following:
"ElianaStock is giving away 200 points . To get a chance on wining share her on your profile!"
For those who want to be listed thrice:
~ Must be a watcher! (Only watchers can participate. You can watch me if
Hetalia Beautiful World episode 4 Subbed:iconredsparklesplz: The Season 5 episode 4! :iconredsparklesplz:Hetalia Beautiful World episode 4 Subbed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST: Draw Chibi Izka!! LAST DAY!So I decided to open a new contest, and it's with Izka again what can I do, I love her so so much!!CONTEST: Draw Chibi Izka!! LAST DAY!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But this time a quite short and easy one: Draw Izka as Chibi!!
I really hope you will be interested in entering
I wanted to put a cute Izka on my page to welcome all visitors but I couldn't choose which one so I decided to make that a contest
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTER & CLOTHING REFERENCES~~~~~~~~~
About Izka: http://izka-chan.deviantart.com/journal/Original-Character-Izka-332599864
Izka Gallery: http://izka197.deviantart.com/gallery/38622371
Izka Favorites: http://izka197.deviantart.com/favourites/50567385
• Name: IZKA • Birthday: 24.06
• Hair: red, but not deep red, it's actually a bit of orange and brownish
• Eyes: blue • Height: 164cm
• Element: love • Favorite colours: blue, purple
• Favorite food: chocolate • Favorite animals: tigers, dogs, dragons
• More about her: http://izka-chan.deviantart.com/journal/Original-Character-Izk
Derpy Hooves vs HasbroSo it has come to my attention that recently Hasbro has (possibly?) ordered a cease and desist letter to WeLoveFine.com for selling Derpy Hooves related T-shirts. This, coupled with the mysterious disappearance of the episode "The Last Roundup" (which is the one where Derpy talks) from iTunes has gotten fans freaked out and panicky. The general belief is that Hasbro wants to stop the cannoning of internet named Derpy from the MLP series due to the backlash of people getting angry for them for doing so in the first place. Petitions are going up ( http://www.change.org/petitions/hasbro-studiosthe-hub-do-not-change-derpys-name ) and blogs are being posted and everyone's going nuts over this.Derpy Hooves vs Hasbro4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's my two cents:
From browsing around WeLoveFine.com I could see a number of deviantart images being used for T-shirts. Specifically My Little Pony related. Now It's very unlikely that the artists or the website got permission to sell these T-shirts, and whether you like it or not, selling merchan
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
Project K MangaHello everyone~Project K Manga4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are some links of K series manga~
K - MEMORY OF RED [ Completed Series ]
Chapter 1 Homra (part 1)
Chapter 2 Homra (part 2)
Chapter 3 Strange Love
Chapter 4 Memory (Part 1)
Chapter 5 Memory (part 2)
Chapter 6 Basashi Panic (Part 1)
Chapter 7 Basashi Panic (Part 2)
Chapter 8 Rainy
new wacom tablet planing on gettingnew wacom tablet planing on getting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
finally some thing I can work with on the go.
but first gota get money to move out.
but still this is awesome
World's End Dancehall - MIKUNOPOLISAt the MIKUNOPOLIS concert, when Luka and Miku sang World's End Dancehall, they sang it in English. However, no one could understand half of what they were saying.World's End Dancehall - MIKUNOPOLIS5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I searched all over the internet for the English Lyrics, but nothing matched what they were singing.
So, I tried listening to the sing and writing what I think they're saying.
After a little less than half the song, I stopped and read what I wrote.
Realizing it didn't make sense, I almost gave up.
That's when I went to niconico.
I found the video which has the English version: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm15065351
It is exactly what Luka and Miku sang at MIKUNOPOLIS. All the credit for these lyrics goes to the awesome person who wrote them.
I'll post them here, since I can't find them anywhere else on the internet. Enjoy~
Cross the borderline of black and white
And, Climb the stairway up and up we go
Nothing good to do just bored to death.
Hey, can I take your hand and steal you away?
Step and stumble, do you want to go o
There be dragons!Happy Appreciate a Dragon Day! Let's take a moment to appreciate our favorite dragons.There be dragons!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)
Haku (Spirited Away)
Smaug (The Hobbit)
SMAUG by moonxels
Skyrim Paarthurnax by Wr47h
Paarthurnax by SlayerSyrena
Paarthurnax by dragonhope
Hungarian Horntail (Harry Potter)
Harry Potter VS the Horntail by JoniGodoy
HORNTAIL and the FIREBOLT by Jerome-K-Moore
Viserion, Rhaegal and Drogon (Game of Thrones)
Game Of Thrones - Daenerys Targaryen by DaniNaimare
Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal by LunasCrafts
Drogon,Viserion,Rhaegal by LucasGraciano
Norbert, the Norwegian Ridgeback (Harry Potter)
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Cities of the FutureCities of the Future1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cities of the Future
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
Metropolis KL 2210 by skian-winterfyre
What do you think your favorite city will look like in one hundred years?
Architect Rem Koolhaas has completed a “vertical city” complex in Rotterdam, bringing a new style of multi–purpose skyscrapers to the city skyline. Bennett Stein wrote about the new buildings for KCRW’s Design & Architecture blog, calling the creator “the Godzilla of architecture.”
Here’s an excerpt from Stein’s essay:
calling all Hetaliafrags*fagscalling all Hetaliafrags4 years ago in Personal More Like This
i don't even know anymore, omg fapfapfapFAPFAPFAP
There's no such things as Deviantart hackersTHAT'S IT ! I'm tired of reading rumors saying that "There's a hacker hacking DA groups/accounts/journals/premium/points ..." JUST STOP !There's no such things as Deviantart hackers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PEOPLE, STOP BELIEVING THESE RUMORS !
People getting their groups/accounts modified/stolen are NOT being hacked. There's no hackers, but only imprudent people who gave precious informations to untrustworthy people. That includes :
=> Sharing accounts
Going on malicious websites (including phisphing website trying to copy Deviantart in order to retrieve informations)
Opening and replying to suspicious fake Deviantart emails
Giving personnal informations
Having a "0000" password.
Believe me, with this, there's no need to be a hacker to steal an account.
REAL HACKERS aren't on Deviantart, they are way more busy pirating bank accounts.
How to not get "hacked" :
-Make sure your password is EXTREMELY complicated and hard to guess
-DOn't be a jackass and stay confidential regarding your personnal information
-NEVER share your account
-Don't reply to Devi
1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle and March Lineart ConteHelp spread the word and +Fav This Journal1/50 for 150 +Fav Raffle and March Lineart Conte4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For your chance to win 150 dA points!
For every 50 people that +Fav this journal (up to 500, so +Fav it quick) a random winner will be chosen from the +Fav listing to be awarded 150 points. Therefore, you have at least a 1/50 chance to win 150 dA points!
Winners will be drawn on March 13th, so get in quick!
The :iconcolor-me-club: Presents
---== THE MARCH LINEART CONTEST ==---
REACH FOR THE STARS/SANCTUARY
You may choose one of two themes this month - either 'Reach for the Stars' or 'Sanctuary.' You may also attempt to mesh them together in some creative fashion, but you aren't required to. If you'd rather just run with a single theme, that is perfectly acceptable!
As is the norm (well, new norm...so make that norm-ish...) of color-me-club contests, debates surged forth from prospective contest participants expressing th
All new fursuit makers, are you ready?Something that has been going around in my head for the past week as I've watched a ton of new makers jumping out of the woodworks, eager to take on commissions. Making suits is great and can be a great hobby, but for those that are wanting to continue making them beyond the Hobby mark, ask yourself these questions...All new fursuit makers, are you ready?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Do I have the time to dedicate to this?
On average I will work 12-16 hour 'shift' days making suits, 6 days a week. I will take a day or two off to loosen up and relax, but perhaps ever 2 weeks or so. To keep up with the demand and the work load it takes a ton of my time, often sacrificing fun events such as the movies or a bon fire.
2. Do you have the space?
I started working off of my bed, then out of the spare bedroom. Small projects don't take up space, but larger ones certainly do. Do you have the space needed for furs, tools, cutting, sewing, and other things of the sort?
3. Do you have the dedication?
Fursuit making can not only be rewarding, but it can also be
DD for some of you :)Hi!DD for some of you :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first, there is a new kiriban: catch my 955 555 pageviews and send me a printscreen via note as a proof to win a feature
No feature for animal cruelty or porn, thanks for understanding.
At second, no, I did not get any DD (only one - bur many years ago buhhehehhehe )
But I have suggested many deviations for DD and I was disappointed when I got no reply and those deviations have not been accepted I think some of those artists created absolutely incredible work and they definitely deserve more attention.
Today, I will show you some of the deviations I have suggested (or plan to suggest) for DD, but which have not been noticed or accepted by admins, which made me really sad and disappointed. DA has some rules for featuring a deviation as a DD, it says that suggested artist should not have a DD yet, it should not be very famous artist and it should include some info about a subject in the descriptions. Those artists followed the rules, but their art has not
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
Fail, thieves + Wolves on snow (fresh PHOTOS)Hi!Fail, thieves + Wolves on snow (fresh PHOTOS)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first, kiriban 955 555 is VERY close!
At second, photo trip to ZOO Bratislava was a fail. I love visiting ZOOs in winter, they are usually calm, animals are more active and are more curious about you. ZOO Bratislava was nicely covered with snow, but ALL the animals were hidden, I have never seen such an empty ZOO the only animals I could photograph were wolves (but in totally photographer unfriendly enclosure) and red pandas. I predicted big cats would be closed in indoor enclosures, but I forgot those exhibits have only natural light which comes through roof windows. But nobody bothered to remove the snow from the roof, so light could not get inside and the indoor cat enclosures were SO dark that one had troubles to even spot the cats there it was absolutely impossible to take a photo. And finally, I got stuck in Bratislava, freezing in wet shoes and jeans for more than 60 minutes without moving, so I wonder if I get some illness
At third, I failed in NAT GEO co
Helping a Stray DogI posted the following elsewhere starting last night, being too busy/lazy to rewrite a proper post I will just copy my entries thereHelping a Stray Dog3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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found a dog, my have been hit by car
it's a female
and it is a cattle dog
as in the same breed as the 4 dogs my sister lost to the drunk driver that also claimed the life of her boyfriend and broke her leg
heading to emergency vet, it's limping, has a bloodshot eye, she was very skittish and was hard to catch
more details to follow
she is micro-chipped, name is Tasha.
her owner lives in Stockton which is a none too close to Sacramento/Carmichael
vet called the owner, no reply.
Her leg is likely dislocated, they said she is stable and sent her home with us
put flea treatment on her, fed her, settled her in, she still by far does not trust us.
3am and we were finally settled in for the night
We got home from a long day at 8:30pm, shut the front gate... and realized we had unintentionally trapped a stray dog, hours of chasing th