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 afraid1 year 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
GIVEAWAY! [Closed]Alright everyone! The giveaway is closed and once again, thanks to everyone who joined!GIVEAWAY! [Closed]1 month 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 Corruptedsongs
- a headshot by Wolfcyrstal
- an animated pixel icon of the custom Stellar by Suicune4everlover
- a colored sketch by TheCatsPupil
- a colored png drawing by Corruptedsongs
- a headshot by Wolfcyrstal
An Introduction to Medieval ManuscriptsEarly Christian and Byzantine ManuscriptsAn Introduction to Medieval Manuscripts1 year 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 artist9 months 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
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!7 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
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 themselves4 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 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
Culpeo babbles: Childhood OdditiesOdd topics require odd titles.Culpeo babbles: Childhood Oddities2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal exists because the other one's getting old and i needed something to keep this interesting. Also, the amateurish journal skin i created years ago annoys me and since i'm an absolute N00b when it comes to CSS i thought it would be best to finally remove it.
The last nights i was biking through our town to do nightshift (i love doing that. Not a single soul around and you realise how quiet even the civilised parts of the world can get) and while letting my thoughts flow i was grabbed by some intense nostalgia for some reason. I remembered my childhood especially and....how ridiculously naive i used to be back then. The way i saw the world, all the things i had to learn and understand first (the very anatomy of „sarcasm" for example).
I remembered some cases that appear especially wondrous to me nowadays when i think about it so i thought it would be funny if i share some of them.
Childhood Oddity 1:
Black and white television.
I grew up
APN Contest: CLOSEDEDIT: CLOSED! Winners will be announced shortly!APN Contest: CLOSED4 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
Great Resources and Blogs for Historical FashionHey guys! :iconwisdomspearl: here to bring you some news! I have come across some amazing sights (tumblr blogs, Pinterest boards and users, etc.) and wanted to let you all know about them!Great Resources and Blogs for Historical Fashion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pinterest user P8ronella http://pinterest.com/p8ronella/ has 340 boards covering almost every fashion century. They have been lovingly sorted and organized for the Historical Fashion lover's access. Go and check it out, grab some resources for your next art project, or drool over the clothing. She also has boards for ethnic costume (Estonian, Spanish, Greek, etc. to name only a few).
User Elisa Edgren http://pinterest.com/isiswardrobe/ also has a ton of reference boards sorted into several fashion eras. She also has boards for historical accessories.
Here is a board for Historical Clothing Patterns http://pinterest.com/historygrl/historical-clothing-patterns/
User Lucinda Brant http://pinterest.com/lucindabrant/ has 80+ boards dedicated to the 18th century
I will update this list as I find
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!
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Aprilit's 20 March time for a new monthly give away but firstCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 April1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
a very special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month March
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
(Attention since our feature slots are full at the moment
if you donate now you will be added on the slots after 10 April
hope you understand
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
Dealing with Copyright InfringementEver since I started contributing stock and admiring the beautiful artworks submitted on this site, copyright infringement has always been a hot issue. Some topics & discussions are better left to run their course and fade away, but I think repetition should be encouraged when it comes to copyright infringement. For every person who learns about the importance of intellectual property, there are still many others who remain ignorant or just don't care.Dealing with Copyright Infringement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can sympathize somewhat with the well-intentioned person who simply didn't know any better, although it's still no excuse to steal images. Thing is, they didn't know they were stealing, so it makes it easier for me to forgive as long as they are receptive, take my concerns seriously and learn a life lesson to never infringe on copyrights again.
There are however more shady characters who know full well they are stealing images, but just don't care. And even when you confront them about it, they will tell you to go to hell because the s
iPrison by ApplePrint ad campaign by Felipe Luchi for Go Outside Magazine. (via devidsketchbook)iPrison by Apple2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
93 Point Giveaway + llama + watch [CLOSED]Hi everybody this is my second giveaway, I hope it will have success as the first93 Point Giveaway + llama + watch [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There will be three winners in this giveaway:
• First: 50 points + llama + watch from me
• Second: 30 points + llama + watch from me
• Third: 13 points + llama + watch from me
if you want more giveaways in the future by me you can contribute here making a donation in my donation pool
at this link: http://gb-art3.deviantart.com/ (on the right down my informations)
Rules to enter in this Giveaway
• Watch me
• Fave this journal (so I have a list where choose randomly the winners)
• Make a journal on your profile that links to this page (to spread this journal)
• Obviously comment here with the link of your journal
you have to follow all of the rules if you want to have a chance to win.
I will pick the two winners randomly on rand
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
LAST MAN STANDING - KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTERSo, the book is out!LAST MAN STANDING - KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTER1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, it's actually in stores now. I know, crazy right?
It's a property I've been working on for the past five years, and started here on DeviantArt. Thanks to the loyal fanbase of it, it was able to be turned into a book first for Heavy Metal. After, it was picked up by Paramount Pictures to be turned into a film, and now picked up by Dark Horse Comics.
I can't tell you how excited I am for you to all finally see it.
But most importantly, to the 2012 Pre-Orders, your books are on the way (TO US!) Once I receive them, I will personalize each one, and send the two signed prints as well. Thank you for your patience, it means the world to me.
To everyone else interested, here are some awesome reviews and link to the book itself.
Much love from Gabriel and I.
Comic Bastard's Review
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
N7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) artN7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Mass Effect Fan Art by Lizzy-John
Someone Else Might Have Gotten It Wrong. by LemonSherman
Mass Effect Medieval by @DaveRapozaArt
Mass Effect: EDI by ruthieee
Mass effect 2 final shot by JJasso
Alistair and Sebastian - Mass Age by AndrewRyanArt
Commander Shepard by MagicnaAnavi
Mass Effect 2 - Asari by love-squad
Mass Effect 3 - Miranda by patryk-garrett
Macro Spotlight Vol. 108MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 1081 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 108
Quicksilver ( no thrills re-edit)
Two bee(s) or not two bee(s) - IMG 8492 stk copy
shadow of swirl
Ashes to ashes
Asexuality: I am louder than who I say am"I've found that people think it's okayAsexuality: I am louder than who I say am1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
to have all kinds of sexual orientation..."
"...as long as you have one.
If you don't then you're broken."
The Asexual Orientation
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. One out of every hundred people is likely to be asexual and facts such as this are still pushing boundaries and challenging the thought that the pursuit of happiness doesn't have to include sexual attraction.
I am very passionate about creating bridges of understanding, as I have said many times before. To understand asexuality better, take into consideration that there are different ways of being attracted to a person and that these attractions are not necessarily tied together.
THE BEST OF JANUARYThe polls winners:THE BEST OF JANUARY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Human by ignacio197Lava Queen of the War-torn Maelstrom - Advanced by Mariana-Vieira
How to change your childhood in 5 minutes, Daffy by DaviddleonluisAs Long As You're Still Breathing by veinsofmercuryCommision: Great Valkyrie Nicole by tjotaApplibot illustration by alexnegrea
Applibot Illustration 5 by alexnegreaThe Queen by ReneAignerShipwreck by arisuonpaaAthena by InaWong
One for Sorrow by ReneAignerCathedral by GrimDreamArt
The Fruitful Port by najtkriss
A Thank YouThis is a special journal I had to make before going offline again, I might pop in again later, but I have been extremely and I mean EXTREMELY busy...A Thank You3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
But this is a special shout out to the Very Special Friends in my life. These guys have been Real, Supportive and ACTIVE Friends/Watchers and I thank them more than they know for the support, love and laughter over the last 11 years here.
(If you're not listed it's because you are not an active watcher or friend and I never heard a peep from you. I went through my whole friends list and watcher list and I KNOW who is active and who is Not. People think they can pull one over on others, but I am very clever and I am sorry I am up front and blunt. Life is too short to lie or beat around a bush.
And for the "Friends" who I know are busy, and can't be here as much, this EXCLUDES you.)
So without further adieu, to all those listed below, I Love You and Thanks For Everything!
Also a special shout out to :iconcrayonstang: