Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.Women Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists...Preventing Injuries for Artists...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Preventing Injuries for Artists (and people who work with computers)
Hello there my fellow deviants, time for a new update. It’s a long entry, so go grab a snack and sit tight with a good posture, because there's a lot to learn here - even some anatomy.
I just read about Loish’s injury on her blog, and it’s truly saddening to see a fellow artist struggling with a physical limitation that affects their workflow.
Loish is absolutely right, the body has its limits and we ought to be careful before it’s too late.
Tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, aren’t stranger terms to me, many artists and people who work with computers for many hours, tend to deal with the same conditions, some let it advance to the stage where the only treatment is surgery, which can potentially reduce mobility and destroy an illustrator’s career.
TALENT IS EARNEDTalent is EarnedTALENT IS EARNED8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I get it. There are some people out there that do have some extreme capabilities right out of the womb, but this is targeted to those who are average joes, who think they can’t do things that a person with ‘Talent’ can.
Let’s start by defining the word ‘Talent’. According to dictionary.com it states
1. a special natural ability or aptitude: a talent for drawing.
2. a capacity for achievement or success; ability: young men of talent.
3. a talented person: The cast includes many of the theater’s major talents.
4. a group of persons with special ability: an exhibition of water colors by the local talent.
5. Movies and Television. professional actors collectively, especially star performers.
This definition, in my opinion, is misused when said to me. Because to me it implies that what I do, is specially natural to me and
DA Artists Vol.14DA Artists Vol.142 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb362757562:Bacteria4-2 Copia---- by AlMaNeGrA
Stowaways by jordangrimmerCrown by escumeMasters of Destruction by Yogh-ArtHoney, Look! by camilkuo
Flower by meddersThe Emissary: 2nd Impact by mictonesuntitled IV by nik159Bag End - Shadow of the Past by DonatoArts
Naumachia by flaviobollaBattle at Monghadi by JordyLakiere:thumb372301375:Cliffside by Ishutani
Dusk watch by GeniusFetusCreatureconcept - Cancer by DefiledVisionsDragon Lord by JonasDeRoNomen Dubium by Pythosblaze
Rain by AndreeWallinDuende by anndrI Remember A Tale by NanFeBlood by karichristensen
Stigrius by ChrisColdShulhu by ManzanedoMongo Lloyd by DanielKarlssonMs Pain by Artgerm
Cyborg Elves by MartaNaelTitania by telthonaLegion of hell by noah-khMysterious-Sculpture 2 by Tomstrzal
Biotic Woman by AaronGriffinArtMalo 6 by GrimnorRescue by jameszapataCDW Warmup Albino 2 by BenMauro
Summon by RanDizeInheritance by eeliskyttanenZIE by AlexPascenkoHigh Priestess by PaulMellender
Medusa Shield Ink Design by KellyNGin.: Winter breeze :. by Pure-Poison89Trapped by SkirillHour of black snake by AmandineVanRay
'Lilim by J-u-d-a-s330 by anaptThe struggle within by sara-helPhantasmagoria: The First Phase X by JolsAriella
I Found You by alexnoreagaMasking Feelings by LuLebelAmabili spine by cuneneProgress by dokodemo-nl
Intensity - collab by neverdying:thumb371
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
regarding the slow outputthese last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressiveregarding the slow output6 months ago in Personal More Like This
there has been a family health crisis which i will not explain in details , but suffice to say it caused certain expenses to stockpile so i had to focus on paid work.
so fat this situation seems to be calming down to an extent but it is not likely something that will simply pass
so i can not guarantee a vast improvement in the near future.
i do not need anything from anyone i am okay, i am not here to ask but simply to explain so calm down as i can see already some of you there lovingly throwing money at the screens ...braking screens..and then blaming me for more broken screens XD
new sunstone is coming tomorrow, i thought i would have it done today but the sheer amount of people in the next strip kinda slowed down the process so yes, tomorrow the new strip cometh, and then the one after it should be done within a week or so given that it is a breaking point and a very impor
Copyright for dAmmies.UPDATE: Comments DISABLED. DISCLAIMER moved to top of page where it's more visible. My apologies for any inconvenience.Copyright for dAmmies.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Announcing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative Grants3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their succes
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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SEBASTIAN AND CIEL KISS!! Oh yeah, and chapter 4.So....I was wondering why nobody commented on my last journal since it was about Chapter 4 of His Butler...then I realized that it didn't exist!!!! ARGGGH!!!SEBASTIAN AND CIEL KISS!! Oh yeah, and chapter 4.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, here is my original journal that I thought I posted:
So, I am working on the 4th chapter as we speak. I know I post slowly, but that's because I have a ton of projects that I'm doing, and I'm trying to learn Manga Studio. But, I got inspired to do this after rereading my work.
I am going to try to have it up by SUNDAY. Maybe sooner. Maybe.
Oh yeah and here's your pic:
LOOK AT ALL IT'S GLORY!!!!
Stuff Gaiz--STUFF! Tao's Tellings IVHello once again, lovelies!Stuff Gaiz--STUFF! Tao's Tellings IV1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Um. I'm catching up on sleep still (insomnia loved me too much the past week), and am not quite eloquent, so I think I'll do more featuring and less talking in this one.
But! I do have some things, so here:
Christmas break has officially begun for my brother, so expect more drawing-stuffs from me in the future. He always inspires me to practice and suchnot, but I shall keep writing. Also, I got a new tablet, so yay for things. It's a beauty, to my inexperienced fingers. Finally, I have taken to the habit of keeping some points around, for donation purposes and the like. I'm also working, on that note, to earn points via commissions and donations myself. They come in, and go right back out. I'm new to it all, but I thank those who have helped thus far with all my heart.
Aaand that is all! On with the features!
Devious Journal EntryHi everybody, RedBaronessTh3 here! :iconsayhiplz:Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been about two months since I joined DA and published my first "HetaliaxReader" story White Stone.
When I log into my account, I always explode out of happiness reading your messages. :icononiskiplz: From novice writer which I am, you don't know how much makes me happy to know that people likes what I write.
Really guys, thanks everybody for the tips and support!
Quite often, many of you ask me which "star" will appear in the next chapter.
To give you an immediate answer, I wrote this little chart below. Here you can find the characters listed in order of appearance, selected according to the number of requests I received for each one (depending on your preference, it may change over time):
1) 2P!Russia/Vladimir "Vlad" -DONE
2) 2P!England/Oliver -DONE
3) 2P!America/Allan "Al" -DONE
I just want to tell this story.This is really long and really personal, so I don't expect anyone to read this.I just want to tell this story.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want to make December 28th a big deal for myself. I don't want to make any more tribute art or cry in my room or post any pictures of him. I'm done with that. But I feel it is imperative that I at least openly reflect on how big of an impact he made on my life for once, and I feel that now is an appropriate time.
Of course, like everyone, Jimmy's death took a toll on me when it happened. I'd been listening to Avenged Sevenfold's music since right before the self-titled album came out, and though I never paid too much attention to the members when I first started enjoying their music, I spent a very long time grief-stricken because he was always the one I liked the most. It took me a couple of months for the realization to really hit me that the "funny-looking quirky drummer guy that does those great voices and was the brains behind all my favorite songs" was gone completely, and I became even more u
+Atention! ALL HETALIANS!+It has come to my attention that many people are beginning to leave the Hetalia fandom. The reason behind this is not because the anime/manga is bad, or it had been cancelled, or anything having to do with Hetalia in general.+Atention! ALL HETALIANS!+2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No, it's because of the fans.
Nowadays, words like "hetaboo" and "hetafags" are what most people associate with the Hetalia fandom. "Why is this?" You may ask. Well, Hetalia fans (or "Hetalians") were not as decent as they once were.
Instead of being polite about their fandom, they shove it down your throat.
Instead of respecting ships they don't like, they bash on those ships, saying things like "NUUUUUU!!11! MY SHIP IS SO MUCH BETTER BECAUSE blah blah blah."
Instead of loving the show in general, they obsess over the pairings.
This, my friends, is the outright definition of "weeaboo".
If this sort of behavior continues, more and more Hetalian begin to leave the fandom. In fact, it's already begun. Hetalians have already grown tired of their weeaboo-filled fandom
A Friday Night FeatureBecause things just got worse.A Friday Night Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
And I'm hoping so much it hurts.
So have a feature.
Does anyone know if mentions are now open for everyone?
Because notifying everyone through comments will get me temporarily blocked.
I guess I loved you by SuperGirlSwag Everything You Do is a Balloon by glossolalias Cuteness Overload by orionmystery Safety Instructions by Story-of-a-Mind Discretion by Arayashikinoshaka Beauty is within as it is out by katelynholm Worlds largest Mechanical Dragon by jonathanleeroy Looking Upwards, Searching for the Sun by Grangerbookworm Gestures of Faith by BloodshotInk Owl by ReiraYuuShiroyama Rose of India by nguyenshishi Berries Uncontained by swordedsaint
cannibal snowflakes by YouInventedMe --- by StonyStoneIsStoned2 Beckoning Autumn by SmokyPixel Blue-Faced Honey Eater by EOS-Husky
The Asylum - Part 15The Asylum - Part 151 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Blood Bed by Anesthetic-X
Let's call this art! by Redanshy
Suicide18 by horotabe
The Bad Egg by crooked-clockwork
The tools of an artist by xXxSILLYxBERRYxXx
Feature journal!I've made so many friends in the poetry and writing community on here these past few months. I've been inspired, grounded by, and fallen in love with works from so, so many folks - I discovered a muse for writing again, I found new friends.Feature journal!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
They all deserve so much attention, please take the time to check some of these writers out!
Birthday Feature!!Yeah okay so tomorrow... aka the 10th is my birthday and well I wanted to make a feature.Birthday Feature!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I did.
So here it is.
Love you guys && gals.
Untitled (read from top-bottom and bottom-top) by pewpgun3000 Rainy Days Are Here Again by A-Shadow-Rose work boots by kilkegard La Belle Songeuse by nightshade-keyblade you're wearing isadora's scarves by counting-vertebrae
Untitled by someonesecho A Festival of Anxiety and Tiredness by tuiskulumi you oughta know by delirious-eyes how impossible all of it is by haphazardmelody Araneae (Mutation) by chromeantennae
Sleepless eyes. (2012-09-27) by JohnAshleigh it's not fate, it's just circumstance by neonsquiggle Queen Of Spades by myriadwhitedarkness :thumb452770182: Summer came back to us by WhitePlumFragrance
Sunset in the Clouds by Dr-Memory00 Big yawn - Kruger Park by Adrienmcguire Sneaky Lucy by 904PhotoPhactory White Trillium by archaeopat Water Drops by Woundingdevil :thumb452992631: He Wanders Through the Leaves by EarthHart the source. by Tooga Untitled by lisans Peace of mind by erynlasgalenphotoart My Point of View 2 by GrotesqueDarling13 Let me hear you say 'Aww!' by Yukimi-Kitsune Shingeki no Kyojin : The Beginning by viospace Carving green mountains by Lidija-Lolic Aurora Way by SoS1320 Tulip Drop by iriscup :thumb453095607: salvia by deviantmatteo Whispering Waters by Questavia Teatime on the Chobe by MorkelErasmus
Sanatorium by CagedPuppet :th
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Kissy face by DeeOtter Swinica VI by myusernameistaken2
Miracle Drug by KeyFrost But Sometimes by WindFragments
:thumb432495737: Colorful and Turbulent Skies at Tahoe by sellsworth
- by savedbythespell As The Moon Shines by kidko123
Winter's Tale by ChiFeng-dA
I am very hungry. by kyrytescu
never by Tales-of-Tao because we all long for the tempest by SpiderwebWisher
winter by Mirrelley
f..... nut ! by ignosc
On Gadisar lake by Katoman
This Deserves a Feature On Its OwnBecause the reception it's receiving now is actually becoming really, really surprising and I'm so damn happy to see this. All of you guys are inspiring me and I thank you all for being fearless. Thank you all for being so freaking beautiful and honest and amazing in your own perfectly imperfect skin. This is why I called myself chromeantennae because I want to spread my message and I never expected anyone to listen, but now that people are-- it's so humbling. This is exactly what I want to do with my time here. I want to inspire creation and right now this is exactly what is happening and I couldn't be prouder.This Deserves a Feature On Its Own5 months ago in Personal More Like This
With suggestion, I've added my own deviation so you all can see what prompted this to begin with:
And here all of the pieces (besides mine) that seemed to have stem from one another in some way and I will add more every time someone writes a poem or response on this topic that was directly inspired by this:
LGBT in Kids Cartoons?I had an interesting twitter discussion this morning. Last night I simply asked if there had been any specific character in all of Avatar: The Last Airbender which was anything but heterosexual. The closest I got was a joking “cabbage-sexual,” but this morning I also got some really negative responses too.LGBT in Kids Cartoons?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a kids show in America. You're not the target audience. Most kids don't give two hoots about that stuff.
I'm opposed to the idea of forcing ideals on children and demanding things change unnecessarily to suit peoples own agendas.
Neither of us, I assume, had cartoons or games with gays as kids. Neither of us are homophobic. So WHY do kids NOW need it?
God damn it, kids don't need to know, or give a shit, about fucking gay rights. Their parents can tell them if they care.
It's a retarded question. It's a god damn kids show.
That raised a lot of questions for me. Such as... why is it wrong to have LGBT representation in a kids cartoon? I’m not
The REAL Hetalia Human Names I don't know, just feel like I need to let everyone know that we've been lied to on some of the names such as Denmark's and Liechtenstein's and Ukraine's. Did you know Mathias, Lili, and Yekaterina were all just fan given names and not the real ones Himaruya listed could be potential ones? Not even their (or at least Liechtenstein's) surnames are what we think they are! So here are the official and officially suggested names Himaruya listed for most of the characters.The REAL Hetalia Human Names3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Note: All of the following names have the official spelling and accents Himaruya gave them.
America: Alfred F. Jones (official.)
Australia: Ralph, Christian, Kyle, and Jett (all listed potential names. No surname given.)
Austria: Roderich Edelstein (official.)
Belarus: Natalia Arlovskaya (official.)
Belgium: Laura, Emma, Anri, and Manon (all listed potential names. No surname given.)
Canada: Matthew Williams (official.