Beware of Some Tutorials... This is just my opinion. I have to lead with that. Everyone is free to agree or disagree and disregard.Beware of Some Tutorials...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had loads of people over the past few months ask me to create tutorials.
I never have. I'm not sure when I will, and I'll tell you why. Deviantart is filled to the brim with the most *awful* tutorials. And now that "Tutorials" have a priority category ( meaning they get to the front page every single time regardless of how many hits they get), some users have been creating tutorial after tutorial just to abuse that loop hole.
Thing is, I find a lot of these people who create the tutorials, have no business creating them in the first place o_o;. Some of them ( not all) aren't doing it to be helpful to the masses. Some of them are doing it to try to make one (to see if they can set it up, to see if they can make it interactive), or to see if they can use the exploit. Those people are not helping you.
Morning Thoughts: Work while waiting for KairosI know a lot of you, artists/creative people, believe that all it takes is one person to believe in you and you'll get to where you want to be.Morning Thoughts: Work while waiting for Kairos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is true, and really encouraging to have one, two or 10 believing in your efforts.
But at the same time, it's not that essential.
While it differs from one to another, but for me, I've lived my whole life around people who looked at me and said, "you totally shouldn't be here!" "you're a wasted talented stuck in this place" "you should be in Japan!" "you'll be something someday", "you're meant for greatness" etc. (thank god)
But I only started doing what I do when I turned 25.
It gave me strength throughout the years to not give up on art, but at the same time, I didn't find purpose until I was quarter a century old.
I can't say that I needed to believe in myself, because I always have, but sometimes, things just having a timing, a certain time to happen.
Kairos, is what it's c
Anime style Horror Games!Recently I've been playing anime styled (art-wise) horror games:Anime style Horror Games!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yume Nikki and Fangames
Yume Nikki [RPG] (It's a BIG game)------>http://www.mediafire.com/download/98jpx2dm3f2te0h/Yume_Nikki.rar
Lcd Dem [RPG]----------->http://www.mediafire.com/download/fpy40378wp15wto/LcdDem+v0.030eng.rar
Answered Prayers [RPG]------>http://www.mediafire.com/download/vtxl1e5jm1xl8bx/AnsweredPrayers_v0.03.rar
Yume 2kki [RPG]------>http://www.mediafire.com/download/rug8mpf8349ajwv/Yume2kki_ver0.100a_eng.rar
FleshChild v0.01 [RPG]---->http://www.mediafire.com/download/oq3dbf3j733xck4/fleshchild+v0.01fix.rar
And the winner is...First place:And the winner is...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Christmas/New years Raffle! Closed! WINNERS!!ALRIGHT Wow guys! I got 40 people partaking, and 11 spreading the news, and 42 journal faves thanks to everyone for partaking in my little RaffleChristmas/New years Raffle! Closed! WINNERS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I used Random.org to generate the winners. Sooo I had it set up for ever 15 people, I would offer one commission and 100 to them. Since we have 40, I'm going to round that off to 3 winners
Winner number 1 is:
#17! :iconxSammyKayx: who wins a chibi digital piece of Link! Their favourite character
Winner number 2 is:
#7! :iconTigrite: who wins a digital commission piece of Toothless from How to Train your Dragon which is their favourite character
Winner number 3 is:
#21! :iconkenlybop: who wins a digital commission piece of their Original Character Ultra Draco which is their favourite character
Thank you so so soooo much to everyone who entered!! It means so much to me, and now I will go about commenting on everyones responses and messaging the winners as I finish their pieces
Watcher feature this journal if you want more exposure (yanno.. portal thingy).Watcher feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bask in the awesome beauty my watchers ( and others Ive found) create
:iconleonidasplz::iconsaysplz: I said BASK.
Aradia Megido by SihxDreamlight by aliphelpsRipples of Consequence by Sing-seiBetween Day and Night by RestrictedShadowNightmare fuel by RockLoumore hayden yey by liliwuzherex.Instinct by CuzzaCurryLittle mermaid got her legs by AnaDalleFinal Fantasy 12 Viera by SaintPreciousPlatinum Wind by priteeboySweet Goodness by BeagleCakesOrb by Sho-kunDemon Queen of Spiders by KannartMosaic by renkaz
Death Gliders by Leyna-art Souless by slugetteRob Zombie by Sev-EmpireMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
REMINDER Gallery Makeover Project JournalsGreetings Deviants!REMINDER Gallery Makeover Project Journals2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As I have no doubt most of you have heard from Moonbeam13's journal, a lot of the galleries here on DeviantART are having a makeover. This largely consists of merging and getting rid of categories, but please take a read of the original journal for more details.
I am sure a lot of you have seen these gallery makeover journals floating around already, but here is a definitive list of all the journals so far. Please note that not all galleries are on this list, more may be added later. Also some of these links may be updated in future, and we'll be sure to update the link here as neccessary.
Please comment on the appropriate journals for each area if you have an opinion as to how each gallery can be updated. Remember the more opinions the better so share this journal, and lets get as much of the community involved as we can!
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
Daily Literature Deviations for Apr. 24th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for Apr. 24th, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for April 24th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your p
Pimps and Whoas - April 17, 2013PimpsPimps and Whoas - April 17, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: The New Journal Writer (Beta Testers)
The Stock Market No.3
All "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relation run contests and all deviantART s
NEW FEATURE FOR SEPTEMBERNEW FEATURENEW FEATURE FOR SEPTEMBER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy viewing as much as I enjoy featuring them. Our membership is now over 3,100 and our gallery as I always write, contains even more amazing and inspirational art.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and also wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the members on the continuing high quality of their artworks, which are always a pleasure for me to ac
New Username Symbols: Extended ThoughtsTwo weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols. Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing. While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock. These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present. A positive outlook. The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.New Username Symbols: Extended Thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did
The Ghazal: An IntroductionGhazalsThe Ghazal: An Introduction2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The ghazal is a widely-used but poorly-understood poetic genre and style, originating in panegyric Arabic verse and adapted (approximately) into contemporary English poetry. In this article I will be touching on the history of the ghazal, its original Arabic form, and the various ways it's been adapted into English. I will also be spotlighting some great ghazals from deviantART and around the 'net.
Please note that the English ghazal, like English haiku, has a handful of forms and aesthetics and no one is more "right" than others; for less confusion I am sticking to the better-known aesthetics in this treatment, and especially to those more frequently seen in literary magazines. Feel free to chime in on the comments with anything you'd like to add regarding other aesthetics.
The Arabic Ghazal
Arabic ghazals ( غزليات - ghazaliyyat ) have been around a long time, much longer t
Commandes de noel et news ! Hi there !Commandes de noel et news !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you're fine ! I'm not dead !
I'm just moving and I'm very very busy ! I've found a new appartment, we've to transfer all my stuff there and all will be ok next week. Unfortunately, moving took me more time that I've thought and I'm very frustrated because I didn't work on Eros & Thanatos as I expected. Now it's really short for me to finish it for the end of december, as I've announced before. So, I plan to publish it in february, for Valentine's day !
I'll open orders for my comic « Toxic » in english version soon. It will come out with the english version of my artbook « Djihanes ». You'll be able to order both of them if you are interrested.
Pour les amis francophones, Toxic en version deluxe intégrale est disponible à la VPC, ainsi que que quelques exemplaires de Djihanes.(une vingtaine)
Si vous êtes intéressés, n'hésitez pas à m'envoyer une note portant le titre : « COMMANDE NOEL »
Copiez et remplissez les informations suivantes :
April Feature The Duality Tree by JakobHansson Skye by AndyMumford Q by beata-bieniak Midnight sonata by incredi Lonley Path by kayjensen Time to Pause by TamarViewStudio :thumb363261769: Inspiring And Alive by Thinking-Silence The Owl Tales by Aeternum-Art 31.3.2013: In the Tunnel by Suensyan Matthias by darknatasha theforest04-2013-I000 by greenfeed Ad Libitum III by Oer-Wout The Chambre IV by Atlantisvampir When you still don't know by Fra-Emer Leaving you now by vbagiatis Wohnsilo by thebrokenview St. Patrick's Day Corona 2013 by Line-of-Birds :thumb364232728: Snowy Path by AljoschaThielen Frozen by Bulinko eternal winter by TanjaMaria Runes of Power by ValaSedai Dreamdance: Abandon by puimun .: Happy Easter :. by MissGrib untitled by slavic-frost :thumb363884158: Snow White by Puppet-Girl86 Enchanted by the Moon by MarsiaMS Cute pie by aoao2 April 8th by Ilman-Lintu silent storm by i-see-faces ...... by ElysiumSpectre :thumb361833753: :thumb326943156: :thumb349174666: 2012-04-28_1335615552 by crossfading winter XVIII by vadalein Lop Ear by landkeks Thoughts of you. by dragonfly-oli Waiting by alexgphoto Jynx by Whimsydogstudio 00670. by aemiii my blood still whispers your name by Inextremiss The Bits of Self-Destruction by Elendurwen Lonely Tree - Germany by DaSchu In The Wild Forests by Thinking-Silence Punishment by GabrielEvans :thumb20April Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CSS Did You Know? - April 9th, 2013Volume 8CSS Did You Know? - April 9th, 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK.
CSS-DYK by bradleysays
Tiered Classes by GillianIvy
CSS Did You Know? has it's own group now. Be sure to watch or join CSS-DYK for the latest CSS news and our weekly CSS Did You Know? articles.
You can become a regular writer of the CSS DYK Articles! Just apply to be a "Writer" via the join group button.
Cleaning up how you write your CSS can really make it easier to read and edit later on down the road. Removing duplicates, grouping similar coded classes together, and less code to write
Cyberbullying and Your DeviationsThe term "cyberbullying" was first coined and defined by Canadian educator and anti-bullying activist Bill Belsey, as "the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is intended to harm others."Cyberbullying and Your Deviations3 years ago in Personal More Like This
While the actions which make up cyberbullying can vary depending on who you are talking with or what website you are on at the time, as far as we here at deviantART are concerned the act of cyberbullying involves a range of behavior from hostile and aggressive communications, to threats, sexual remarks, hate speech, ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule or humiliation.
The practice of cyberbullying is also not limited to children, when perpetrated by adults toward adults these same behaviors are sometimes referred to as cyberstalking or cyberharassment but regardless of what name you attach to it, cyberbullying has grown into an increasing problem since the behavior was first ident
Kiriban @ 1 million! TAKEN!The kiriban winner is:Kiriban @ 1 million! TAKEN!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
With this screenshot:
This time I'm offering an artwork as prize of the value of 90$,
a colored drawing with linest waist up with fast decorative background in colors, fanart or OCS
like this one:
I will accept NOTES ONLY, not messages on my main page or on this journal.
Photos of the screen won't be accepted, I will accept screenshots only.
NOT correct stamp:
The first note that will reach me will win (if it followed the rules)...
A kiriban works this way...
When I reach this number of PAGEVIEWS (1,000,000) on my MAIN PAGE, you should take a screenshot (STAMP + PASTE in PAINT or PHOTOSHO
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome ThemPE: Site Updates and How to Welcome Them2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
Digital Art vs Traditional ArtFollowing the article I wrote for ArtHistoryProject Digital Art - Why it's such a popular medium I wanted to bring to you another topic for discussion. It has been a prevailing topic for a while now around the internet and amongst community members in respects to Digital Art and Traditional Art.Digital Art vs Traditional Art3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital Art: is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process.
Traditional Art: refers to fine arts that use the old methods for creating artwork, such as pens, brushes, clay and other tools. Although traditional arts has different techniques than digital arts, but in fact, the different forms of art are all related to each other by the same concept, which also involves digital arts.
AU contest. 6000 points + 14 arts prize pool.Here is the brief information about the contest, I`m hosting right now.AU contest. 6000 points + 14 arts prize pool.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are countless worlds, between which journeys are possibe. Some people manage to become interworld "tourists", because of various reasons, some stay in their home dimensions. And, as usual, these worlds vary - from steampunk oriented ones - to medieval times, from our usual world to cyberpunk one.
A typical AU story, told in picture or in written peace. You take your character and my character from the list, shown below and write/draw them out in a dimension, other than their own. You may take any world, from your, originally created, to any fandom you like in particular. You may gederbend my characters or yours if you wish.
1. Written or drawn piece, featuring both your character and mine in the setting other than their own.
2. Try to keep in character.
Inspiring Digital Artworks Try browsing dA. Many of the most popular artworks ever are uploaded in Digital Art gallery. Then have a look at some of the most popular digital works in the last hours and compare them to some other popular deviations from different categories. What do you notice? - What i did a long time ago: there's a difference between them; digital artworks usually have more views, more comments, more faves. And it made me wonder "Why is that?" - Is it because many people are fans of fantasy characters and great landscapes? Is it because they enjoy looking at an enhanced figure or at a reality-defying picture?Inspiring Digital Artworks3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Of course they do, but that's not the only reason. It's mostly because people appreciate good work and stunning details, which are sometimes harder or impossible to achieve through other arts. It is also because this is the medium that imposes no limits to your power of creation - you ca
The CR Stamp ProjectThe CR Stamp Project2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Stamps are a great way to show your support for a project, a person or a group of people, spread awareness for a cause or promote a contest. It is also valid to do them just for fun, with just a funny image and/or message.
Since their introduction to the deviantArt galleries, millions of stamps have been created with a great variety of messages, both silly and serious, and you can see them all over the place, from journals to profile widgets.
The Community Relations department exists to encourage, facilitate and develop the relationship with our deviantART community. Our goal is to nurture our community by encouraging, stimulating artists to create, collaborate, and participate in a friendly, safe, and supportive artistic environment.
It's now time t
Wonderful pieces by wonderful friends, MarchI published a poll asking friends for the link of their best works and this is the result:Wonderful pieces by wonderful friends, March2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to anyone who replied to the poll ^-^
If anyone is interested I will make a similar poll at the end of April
Some pieces I faved recently:
Anime & Manga Style
AT. Zombies shall fear. by Shirayumi+ Goddess of Death + by goku-no-baka[HTMRA][Request HUG] by Quuun:thumb362524371:the night's full of stars tonight by lunalove2The phoenix by pokeguin..:: Enchanted Pond ::.. by MroczniaK:GIFT: Aris - Light in the Darkness by Elythe:thumb362144721:Me c: by keyoftheglassAll Tomorrow Parties by ZephyrhantWarm cosmos - Aries - Saint Seiya Omega Fan art by MCAsheDA and Raven by BluIsTheName
7.Heaven. by Shirayumi:thumb363116810::thumb361950502:Final Glow by nikicornyKhriz KOF Mugen by OrochiDarkKyo
Yata by devianstan:thumb341142354: