Don't be afraidAll your life people are going to knock you down. They're going to call you names, they're going to drag you down into the mud. And unfortunately, you are part of that mob of faceless people who'll drag you down as well. You'll look in the mirror and say "I'm not good enough". You'll work real hard and it just won't be enough. You'll be different from everyone else and wonder "What's wrong with me."Don't be afraid2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're lucky, you'll get really good at something. Really great at it. People will compliment you and you'll swell with pride... and then be told "Don't be arrogant". "Don't be too cocky" for showing pride in your accomplishments. If you're a woman and you KNOW something is right, and you stand up for your opinions, well... you'll be called opinionated. Bossy. You'll be knocked down, the legs kicked out from under you to bring you back down to the level of everyone else.
And then you'll start apologizing. You'll start being ashamed of the things you were proud of. You'll start prefacing
Exploring Art 37: Does your muse have adhd?Hello friends. I am here to discuss a serious problem.Exploring Art 37: Does your muse have adhd?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Adhd in Muses.
You see, this is something that rarely goes diagnosed, much less treated, but it is a situation we all know. You are there, working hard. Your muse is leaning over your shoulder offering words of encouragement, and then... suddenly..
"Yes, yes that's looking wonderful, just a line to the left no-SHINEY! TENTACLES! BUTTERFLIES! WE SHOULD SCULPT! I KNOW I KNOW CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFT FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAM! HEY YOU HAVENT DONE OIL PAINTING EVER, WE SHOULD START NOW! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH"
There you sit, gazing in wide eyed startlement as your once refined, elegant inspiration flings itself in a frenzy around the room leaving a trail of art supplies in it's wake. We've all been there, but I am here to say.. you are not alone. There is help.
The first step is to contain the muse. This may not be easily done, but I have found constructing a cage of colored pencils that have been taped together with artist's duck tape works wonders o
An Introduction to Medieval ManuscriptsEarly Christian and Byzantine ManuscriptsAn Introduction to Medieval Manuscripts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before the book, there was the manuscript. I’m talking medieval manuscripts, those ancient tomes associated with dusty monasteries and devout prayers. In fact, most European medieval manuscripts were made for religious purposes, and the first known manuscripts, or codices, are early Christian. The codex was developed in the 4th to 6th centuries C.E. as a means to carry and read texts in an easier way. In ancient times, scrolls and tablets were the common way to go. With the coming of the evangelic Bible, other means were needed to carry the Christian message across the world. The codex was lighter than a tablet, and easier to read than a scroll. It was also made from parchment or vellum, which lasted much longer than papyrus, the material used for scrolls. There are scientific, philosophical and mythical texts written down in manuscripts. However, by far the most manuscripts of Medieval Europe contain texts from the
10 ways to become a better artistDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to become a better artist1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to become better at art? How to gain necessary skill and how to stay motivated and inspired?
There are no right, or wrong answers to these questions, as we all are different and we have our own creative journeys - but here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Make art with your heart
Make the art that you enjoy to create. Make what resonates with you, put your heart in it (not literally) and it will show through your artworks.
2. Be consistent
Commit to yourself. Do something daily, even if it's just a sketch. Perhaps, do a study every morning or make speedpaintings. You may not see the progress at first, but you shouldn't get discouraged by that. Not every single one of your artworks has to be a masterpiece and it's totally okay to have a bad drawing every once
Stellar Design Contest*edit: Updated rules concerning:Stellar Design Contest4 months ago in Personal More Like This
- multiple designs
- rare traits
Alright! Let's do this!
We want to hold a little Design Contest. You now have the chance to design your own Stellar.
We thought it would be a great way to give more people the opportunity to get one. But we would also really love to see them drawn
This contest will be open for a while. It will end on 31th August, and might get extended if needed. So you'll have plenty of time to figure out what your Stellar looks like :>
Come join us~
What you win
You get to keep your Stellar
Art of your Stellar drawn by Vattukatt - will look something like this ~> Stellar Pair
10 beneficial things artists should ask themselvesHere's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.10 beneficial things artists should ask themselves5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.
2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...
3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.
4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.
5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.
6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choo
How to gain more exposure on deviantART!So you think you're a pretty good artist, and have some decent pieces, but nobody to show. Or perhaps you're a learning artist who wishes to attract more attention to your pieces to get advice and criticism. Sound like you? I know it sounds like me!How to gain more exposure on deviantART!8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many artists on deviantART wish that they could have more exposure in the art world, but I've noticed that not many of them know how to go about doing so. There are actually many options, and we shall examine them thoroughly, to hopefully get you more exposure!
First off, just so that we're all on the same page, please don't expect exposure if you have nothing in your gallery. You need to be serious and dedicated about this. Also, ALWAYS make sure that the work is your own, and not stolen from someone else. It will surely get back to the artist from which you took it from, and you will be severely penalized.
Now that we've cleared that up, we'll begin!
1. The most common way to get exposure, comments and favourites is to
March-Apr.'s TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and NEWSWelcome to MARCH-APRIL 2014’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.March-Apr.'s TOP SUBS of Unframed-Nature and NEWS1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here.
Thank you so much to ALL the amazing MEMBERS (and Admins.) who returned to vote on our main folders (and the THEME) for these months!
Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s what it’s all about-
combining our love of Art with our love of Nature, and coming together under that commonality!
Lit Contest: The More Things Change...the more they stay the same.Lit Contest: The More Things Change2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Iiiiit's contest time! All original literature welcome.
This is a speculative fiction contest—the technology requirement could cover steampunk, 'John Carter,' 'The Windup Girl,' 'Watchmen,' '2001: A Space Odyssey' or about anything else you can think of. The one thing that isn't permissible is magic.
That was a joke.
Your story must center around the development of a relationship between two entities.
Some things to consider:What kind of relationship is it? (No, "relationship" doesn't have to mean "romance.")Who/what is it between?Is the development positive/negative?
The relationship must be noticeably changed at the end.Distance/death don't count if they're still besties or whatever.I don't mean changed personalities. I mean a changed relationship.
Plausible but (currently) nonexistent technology must be integral to the development of this relationship.Time travel goes forward.Nothing goes faster than light, a
GIVEAWAY! [Closed]Alright everyone! The giveaway is closed and once again, thanks to everyone who joined!GIVEAWAY! [Closed]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just sit tight for a while longer while we find out the winners, okay.
Hello everyone! We are proud to announce that we will hold a GIVEAWAYYYY for you all to participate in!
Let's spread the Stellar love!!!
What you can Win
- A custom Stellar
- two colored sketches by TheCatsPupil
- two colored/shaded png drawings by Acousttic
- a headshot by WolfcyrstalXD
- an animated pixel icon of the custom Stellar by Khajay
- a colored sketch by TheCatsPupil
- a colored png drawing by Acousttic
- a headshot by WolfcyrstalXD
APN Contest: CLOSEDEDIT: CLOSED! Winners will be announced shortly!APN Contest: CLOSED9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: Last day to enter! Submissions will no longer be taken after 11:59PM PST today.
EDIT: Less then a week to enter! Send in those entries
EDIT: EXTENDING THE DEADLINE TO MARCH 1st If you can spread the news about this contest, it would be much appreciated
EDIT: Thank you all for the wonderful prize donations It's much appreciated! Also, if anyone can help spread the news of this contest, I would really love that. We need more entries!
Hey all! It's time for my next contest The theme this time around is animals, plants and nature. This contest will be splitting those three areas into subcategories. There will be 3 winners per category, which means a total of 9 winners.
Plants (flowers, trees, etc)
Nature (landscapes, waterscapes, weather and sky)
In your deviation description, be sure to link back to this journal (ex: "This piece was crea
Announcement about the dA watermarkIt's fucking hideous, and it destroys everything it touches.Announcement about the dA watermark9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I understand the need to protect artwork. I use a watermark, myself. In fact, I even made a tutorial on how I make mine. http://phydeau.deviantart.com/art/Embossed-Watermark-Tutorial-168856386
So I am not against watermarks. I am specifically against the deviantART watermark.
So in protest:
I REFUSE TO FAVE OR COMMENT ON ANY DEVIATION THAT USES THE FUCKING DA WATERMARK!!!
It's the only way I know how to protest the monstrosity. And I'm calling for a movement. I want everyone to do the same. Feel free to let the artist know that you would have added it to your favorites if only they had used their own watermark instead of the site's God-awful default. And spread the word. Let's do this.
Create your own visitor map!
Douchebag of the year AwardSo, this happened a few nights ago.Douchebag of the year Award2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live out in a rural county and have to take a fairly windy, two-lane road to get into town. I am on said road at dusk, going five under because the deer like to play chicken with my van. A muscle car with a souped-up engine, flame decals and the license plate "WRK 4 FUN" comes roaring up behind me, going at least 20 over the limit. the road is made of blind curves so he cannot pass me. This infuriates him, so he flashes his brights, curses, gives me the finger, etc. I do not speed up, because hitting a deer might kill me. After about 60 seconds, he decides to pass me on the left, on a blind curve.
…and he hits the oncoming police car.
I slam on the brakes and get out to make sure everyone is okay. He hit the cruiser mostly on the side, so the driver's side engine, mirror and door are wasted but no-one is seriously hurt.
Douchebag gets out first, and starts cussing at me, the police officer, and life in general: "FUCKING FUCK FUCK, YOU FUCKED UP MY
Celebrating Diversity HubWelcome to the Celebrating Diversity Hub This is a collection of all the articles that have been posted under this theme.Celebrating Diversity Hub2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We live in a world full of diversity, every day in real life and every day on dA. And it happens so often that a work of art is "slashed" simply because it is different than others. Because someone sees it and doesn't understand it and doesn't take the time to think about it.
People who react like that to art, follow the same thought process, that so many many people follow when it comes to Racism, Sexism, Homophobia: "This is different to me, therefore it must be wrong." You may wonder if that comparison may not be too harsh, but when we open they way for people to condemn what is different in the small things, like in this case Art, we open the path to that thought process taking shape in many more places.
Instead of hating on differences, we need to embrace them! Because differences make life so great! We don't want to live in a dull world where everyone think
Interview with InaWolfsimageToday's interview is really speacial. InaWolfsimage works with an amazing breed called Wolgdogs. InaWolfsimage took the time to talk with us here at PetPicks to bring awareness to this breed and help us all learn a little bit more about there dogs and why it's important to spread the word about them.Interview with InaWolfsimage1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We also got the chance to sit down with a follow Wolfdog ambassador Shortwinger. Head over to our Affiliate group, AnimalsofTheWorld for her interview and learn even more about these amazing animals. http://fav.me/d7eln62
WindInTheCoffeeCup Your Wolfdogs are so beautiful. What exactly are Wolfdogs? Are they a breed of domestic dog or are they pet wolves?
InaWolfsimage Great question! Wolfdogs mixes or ‘hybrids’ are an animal that have wolf genes more closely introduced in the animal’s backgrounds. Wolfdogs can vary in content depending on how much was introduced into the breeding line and the type of breeding that was selected in order to pre
Manga/Anime Digital Gallery FeatureWelcome to Digital Manga/Anime! This is an article that will be highlighting each section of the digital art subcategory within Manga/Anime with a little about each category and then some wonderful features for you to enjoy!Manga/Anime Digital Gallery Feature4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Firstly, what is “digital art”? It is artwork created via the use of digital media such as on a computer with a tablet or mouse. There are 6 digital art subcategories within the Manga/Anime gallery:
Digital M/A: DrawingsDigital M/A: PaintingsDigital M/A: OekakiDigital M/A: Manga Digital M/A: Vector Digital M/A: 3D
Manga/Anime > Digital Media > Drawings
So, what is the ‘Drawings’ category all about? Digital drawings are, basically, drawings that have been done with digital media (i.e., on a computer). The variety within the category is huge, simply because there are so many ways to draw and/or colour digitally and it is the most popular of the
Nom Nom #64 JellyHeaded created by TouchedDNom Nom #64 Jelly2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Jelly by OanaRayne
Jelly Pudding by angelinthedark1
Under the Rainbow by Alephunky
Rainbow Jelly by rebecca17
Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Apples |
Star Wars Contest Dathomir OC! CLOSEDStarting to announce some winners! check it out here :Star Wars Contest Dathomir OC! CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW WINNERS for 3 categories JAN. 5 2014, check them out!
Thank you everyone for your interest and your participation! Greatly appreciated!
CONTEST :Design a Dathomirian OC (original character)idea by :iconcyraina:
Open to ALL!!! You can submit more than 1 entry! There are 8 (eight) categories in the contest (see details below)
Contest ends on Dec. 31 2013
Premium Membership 1 year PLUS 2 (two) Illustrations offered by artists contributing to the contest + 25$*** Amazon gift certificate
Total of Prizes so far : around 390$!!! including 120$ in alternative prizes!
including adding 2 gift certificates of 25$*** on any Amazon around the world, one for the main prize, one that will be randomly given amongst the other entries. see details below
****will be converted into your currency, the v
Big Confession TimeIf you caught my last few journal entries, I had been on a comic hiatus due to "domestic issues". Between two job changes and house responsibilities, tensions were running high with Brad and I. The comic went on the back burner as it became a point of conflict between us as we attempted to focus on getting our relationship back on track. He's a great guy, but we both decided it just wasn't working between us anymore.Big Confession Time1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so I'll just come out and say it.
Brad and I had a mutual Break up back in January.
Pete and I have been slowly getting back into each others lives for the last year and a half, so then Pete and I decided to try again.
:iconpeteiswhatweaimfor: is back.
Hence the new comic format.
I decided to mash the ideas of "Apartment 401Y" and "Madame Antonia's house for wayward manchildren" into one idea. One better fitting for keeping characters like GLOMPY (who didn't fit into either world) to sort of create a higher quality reboot. With it i'll be slowly transitioning to a new DA.
Hand Injuryearlier today I was helping my mom set up the treadmill and getting it running right before I set to work on fursuit stuff....Hand Injury2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Teasing Maverick (the, now adult, brown kitten I bottle raised) who had never seen the treadmill on went awry as I went to pick him up to put him on it (it was going a half mile an hour, super slow so it would not have hurt him) as he sat and looked at it he seemed curious not scared... I did not realize he was scared.
I barely touched him, did not even have my hands around him yet, just touched him and he freaked out into a ball of claws and kicked up with his back feet and clawed me deep on the palm and pinky of my left hand, it bled all over.
I am all cleaned, medicated and wrapped up now with a gauze pad and bandage wrap left over from my sister's leg injury...and done crying... well still kind of wanting to cry because of the pain and stupidity of it.
Hopefully this will be a minor setback, but the claw marks are decently deep (had them this deep multiple
how to improve at drawing: a guideSo as I sit and read my comments, I found that alot of people want to know how to improve.how to improve at drawing: a guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm betting you are tired of hearing people say "practice"?
Well for me, improving is not instant. I may not even notice it, but every time I draw im improving a little.
How to Improve:
Draw all the time, draw everything you see, draw what you want to draw, draw in other peoples styles, draw realistic, draw cartoon, anything. JUST DRAW. Do it all the time. Draw in your notebooks and on your homework.
Do you hate the way you draw eyes? Maybe your paws/hands need more practice? Then find references and use them. I personally don't always find the time to use references, but I find when I do, my art is 10x better. Just practice drawing those eyes you've never gotten quite right. Look at other art and see what you really like about their style. And then try it out.
Now that you've practiced a bit more, draw somethin
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
* Late Fun Feature 11* Late Fun Feature 1110 months ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to Fun Feature!
It's a weekly feature game where you can feature your friend and yourself!
Sorry for the delay, I had some personal stuff on my head this weekend!
Every week we're providing a theme for the next feature. All you need to do is to post in a comment two deviations that are fitting the theme: one of your deviations and one of other deviants' artwork or two of the other deviants' artworks. Next week we will make a feature including them.
All medias are allowed as long as you f
Hall Of Fame ( 42 - October 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 42 - October 2013 )2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Polish fields.. by MateuszPisarski Toxic Sunset by PeterJCoskun ORC WIP by mherrador Battle in the Snow by mobocanario Comb my hair... by Sillyselly Hatter by ann-emerald *Keep holding on* by remstan