An Observation of deviantARTI've come across many complaints in posts or journals or comment threads from people concerning their lack of visitors or comments.An Observation of deviantART5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One friend in particular compared my stats to theirs, wondering why my page views and such were so much higher when they had been on dA far longer than me, and at the time had just as many deviations.
I'll tell you all the same thing I told them:
Put yourself out there.
If all you do is post things on your own page, whether it be art, writing or journals, or reply to comments made on your own work, the only people who will ever know about it are those who are already watching you or the few who stumble across your work during searches.
You know the old adage 'what goes around, comes around'? It's true. Take it to heart and put it to use.
You want visitors to come to your page? Visit other pages. Your name appears on their visitor list and they may get curious.
You want comments? Comment elsewhere and your comment may garner replies. If your comment
On ConfidenceOn Confidence3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is an easy trap to fall into, this concept of popularity and the desire to metric what others think of us and our art. Certainly, places like Deviant Art and Tumblr are very good at giving us raw numbers on which to balance our self-esteem and self-worth.
And so, I must say this to myself as a reminder TO myself as much as anyone else- Do not covet numbers or popularity. Instead take pride in what you’re doing and strive to be the best for your own, personal reasons and motivations. Pursue that which inspires you, and, above all, nomatter what, be joyful in that which you create.
POWER PONIES CONTEST - Entries #1Hello everypony!POWER PONIES CONTEST - Entries #15 months ago in Personal More Like This
Within this journal you'll find the entries 001 - 200 of my "POWER PONIES CONTEST"!
If you find your entry here you know that I've accepted it!
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Please check out my contest for more details!
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Crimson Nightfall by Amber-Lunei Sparx: Power Pony Style by SierraSparx ES Contest Submission: No-Pony by TheCyberNote01 Invisa-mare!!! by sunnylver-13
Flower petal - POWER PONEH by Annnoel Flash Lightning (AKA Stormy Justice) by TheRandomMLPFanatic Bon - Boom by GolliatTaillog My Entry for power ponies contsest by TheNeonFlash
Powerpony contest entry by sweetnsourtune25 Lyra Power Pony by BlueMooonn Contest Entry: Power Ponies - Speed Rain by MercuryCraft7 The Midnight Dreary by PonyPersonandtheart
Scream Generator by hehlol1234 The Anthropomorph by RiddleBanshee Rosalina Power Pony: The Cosmic Mare by Galactic-Cosmo Contest Entry for EStories Power Pony by PaintSplash56
Captain Cosmos (Contest Entry) by Zacatron94 SP's secret - Blazer by Star-Paint-pony Power pony Contest Entry by SharonMusica (MLP Power Pony) Blaze/Firestorm by Sugarush13
CE: Lightning Wing/ Goldbooms by melovedogs123 DOLL/CONTEST:Power Pony Enia Love by RedshyRuby Crown Jewel by crystalmoon101 Derpy as 'The Bubbletron' - Power Pony Contest! by MyPaintedMelody
About my next giveaway [LAST UPDATE]Soooo...This is the last day to donate, this also the last update of this journal, sorry to bother you guysAbout my next giveaway [LAST UPDATE]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow the giveaway will begin, the end will be for christmas I think, what do you think about that ?
I'm happy to tell you that now we have 17 donators, so there will be two winners ! And if I got more prize, there will be three winners ! Thank you all !
Hi dear watchers !
For my next giveaway, I want to do something special. Like a huge giveaway ! I will call it the "Christmas giveaway".
I will not be the only one to give a prize !
I need prize donator for this one !
You can donate what you want ! ( sketch, colored sketch, line, chibi, portrait, half body, full body, pixel art, points, Llama...)
AND, of course you can donate as many prize as you want !
You can participate even if you give a p
Another 800 point [+?] giveawayFollow the rules in the journal linked below to participate!Another 800 point [+?] giveaway9 months ago in Personal More Like This
/P.S. I said I'd do this ha ha/
Koikii , co-founder
Of "Fanon" and "Canon"Please, if you never read any of my journals, I implore you to at least read this one.Of "Fanon" and "Canon"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a topic that has been quite a nuisance since the start of season two of MLP:FiM. Why is that though? I mean, it shouldn't be a problem, right?... Well, I've been seeing some traits among the fandom that have been quite disturbing. I think before we get into that, let's look at the two terms and their differences. Now, it's eight in the morning for me and I'm running on only two hours of sleep after a good twenty(ish) awake, so I might not be here fully and use "proper" grammar, so too bad.
As I said before, let's take a closer look at the two terms, "Canon" and "fanon." What do they mean to us? For most people, the canon of the show is everything that the producers/artists/storyboarders throw into the show, making them "facts" of the world they live in. For instance, we all know that Twilight lives in the Ponyville Library, or that Pinkie Pie has two unnamed sisters. Some look at this
The secret is out!!It is with great pleasure (and relief) that I'm allowed to announce a secret I've been sitting on for the last 2 months!The secret is out!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm doing Cover # 3 for the official Adventure Time comics! Words can't describe how excited and flattered I am to have this opportunity! When I was first offered the job, I had to take a break from my desk to DANCE. Working on official comics for one of my favorite cartoons has always been a dream of mine. I'm thrilled to be working alongside with webcomic royalty like Ryan North and Emily Carrol, and the other amazingly talented creators on board. <3
Here's a little teaser! I'm told the final colors for this cover may be tweaked slightly in the final. Shannon Watters (editor of Boom! comics) requested a more girl-centric cover, so as you can guess I really had a field day with it.
I may be doing more work for the comics in the future, but I'm not sure I can comment on that just yet. Stay tuned, an
/rant/Alright... I don't do this very often. But with recent events transpiring how they have, I feel that some things need to be said. First off I'm gonna state that this is all my own personal opinions, feelings, or whatever garbage you wanna call it. Now, don't look at this like I'm the author of MLD, look at this if I were a normal brony./rant/3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This entire journal is, in ways, a response to the recent postings on EqD about the youtube take downs, the pony archive destruction, and other related situations. Seth has been very professional on those postings, as well as others including Pixel Kitties who have done very good at setting a lot of bronies straight, and for reasons I'm not sure, I just felt like adding my own few cents into this mix. We need more bronies like them, who actually take time to think things over and look at the problem from the other side. I like to say I do also, but this isn't about me so I'll cut that crap. Hasbro, for over a year now, has been just amazing to us all. A
The 10 day experiments challenge!!!The 10 Day Experiments ChallengeThe 10 day experiments challenge!!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello again fellow bronies and pegasisters and whatever the rest of you pony fans are calling yourselves. Pallet pride here with another awesome challenge to beat the hiatus. Welcome to the ten day experiments challenge!!!! This challenge is designed to help you create your own style of pony and develop your individuality.
Remember: this is not a competition (unless you all are interested.) I will post submissions two days later when all are submitted into a journal. (Late entries will be edited in though it isn't advised to be late)
Let's start, shall we.
1 normal style
Basic stuff here
2 pointy ponies
Simplistic and fun
3 pretty, pretty, Pegasus
One of the few positive things to come out of teen titans go
4 lineless style
After seeing this, I was pretty amazed it looks so cool
5 chibi pony
I don't mean like pink hair pink ski
How to make your OWN DANBO!How to make your OWN DANBO!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DeadlyTeaParty's videos on Dailymotion
Drawing References & ResourcesUpdated: Aug 13 2012Drawing References & Resources7 years ago in Personal More Like This
EVEN MOAR SKIN SWATCHES!
The best way to improve is to draw from real life. That's the best way to learn. If you don't know how to draw a certain angle of a hand or an arm, you shouldn't fudge it, you should always look it up and figure out how to draw it right. Hiding the hands behind the body is a no-no, people! The proof of bsing is easy to see: http://neofox.deviantart.com/journal/ART-knowledge-is-power-282518336
But often it's very hard to weed through the crap to find good stock to use as reference. So here I am, doing the work for you and naming some helpful resources.
I've been teaching my friend Kitteh how to draw, so I'm learning first hand just what steps to take to improve.
There's one very special thing you must do to improve. With this special thing you can go from amateur to pro. And that's PRACTICE. You can get all the references and tutorials you want, buy all the books, save all the tutorials and referenc
Fan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is MagicFan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is Magic2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Friendship Is Magic
Mane 6 princesses
It’s been over 30 years since the original “My Little Pony” (a.k.a. “MLP”) franchise made its debut and its following has never been stronger.
The 2010 reboot by Lauren Faust (fyre-flye), “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” had its start on DeviantArt where Lauren originally posted the early concept art which would later evolve into the ponies we know and love today
Disqordilicious.So... wow... My inbox has been exploding all week. I've been completely floored by the response to my little graphic story about Disqord.Disqordilicious.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've gotten so many wonderful, beautiful, comments! I read them all, even if I do not respond to each one. I am so moved that so many people found my little story so interesting! Really, it makes me all glowy to know that I was able to hit the artistic nail on the head. Nothing is more satisfying to an artist than knowing that their work "got to people".
Many of you understood exactly what I was aiming for, and that makes me happiest of all!
Knowing that I was able to communicate my artistic vision (with a fan comic!) feels so triumphant. As I posted each page, I would read the comments and keep them in mind when painting the next page... I would put extra effort into emphasizing certain points and ideas of mine to help better communicate them. Really, all of your comments truly helped me to hone my idea and inspire me to keep up with the work. So th
Shower Thoughtsthe keen synapses and conscious thought of deathShower Thoughts6 months ago in Personal More Like This
and the last sub-conscious wonderment of life click click
and as the mad Arab wrote that with strange aeons even death may die,
but consider those cells of thought who wonder
has life ever lived: Am I?
FREE 400 POINTS GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]FREE 400 POINTS GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I reached 3000 watchers!! to Celebrate I will give away 400 points!!
Edit: Winners have been selected!
Congratz to the winners! <3 Points will be send in a minut!
Thank you all for participating
I will select two random winners with random.org
For each winner goes 200 points
Now what you must do:
- Be a watcher :iconnezupanda:
- Fav this journal
- Make a journal about this giveaway
Give away ends on Monday 26 Januari 2015
The Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's PortalThe Film Poster as Imagination's Portal3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thu Mar 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
For many of us, the first “art gallery” to command our attention (and constant, even daily, monitoring) in our
lives existed within the pages of the local newspaper. It was called “the movie section” and its ever-changing movie
advertisements were like little frames that rarely contained less than pure magic for young imaginations.
The Film Poster has existed since the earliest days of silent movies and the pulse-elevating excitement of the
first sight of an upcoming adventure, action, or sweeping love story that we might have only “heard good things about”
still packs a psychic punch throughout movie lovers today.
Tron v 2.0 by opasinski →
Pony vs. Dalek, The Collected LinksSEASON ONE:Pony vs. Dalek, The Collected Links3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rainbow Dash: http://the-gneech.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4lvshh
Pinkie Pie: http://the-gneech.deviantart.com/art/MLPFIM-Pony-vs-Dalek-5-Pinkie-Pie-280200862
Princess Celestia: http://the-gneech.deviantart.com/art/MLPFIM-Pony-vs-Dalek-7-Princess-Celestia-294001933
Spitfire and Soarin: http://fav.me/d50vv81
Derpy Hooves/Ditzy Doo: http://the-gneech.deviantart.com/#/d5lnfff
The Cutiemark Crusaders: http://the-gneech.deviantart.com/art/Ponies-vs-Daleks-Season-Two-Cutiemark-Crusaders-419210286
(More to come...)
The rest of my gallery, for those interested: http://the-gneech.deviantart.com/gallery/ ...i
Cosplay Friday: Howl's Moving CastleCosplay Friday: Howl's Moving Castle2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: A Heart’s A Heavy Burden
Howl’s Moving Castle 1
Howl’s Moving Castle is best known as the 2004 animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
While it is as beautifully animated as all of Studio Ghibli's other films this was one of the few times Miyazaki based a film on an existing work. The film is an adaptation of British author Diana Wynne Jones’ 1986 young-adult novel by the same name and the first book in the Ho
Fan Art Friday: How to Train Your DragonFan Art Friday: How to Train Your Dragon4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: We Have Dragons!
How to Train your Dragon by krissy
How to Train Your Dragon
The island of Berk once had a troublesome problem with looting airborne raiders, but thanks to Hiccup and his dragon/best friend, Toothless, a peaceful coexistence reigns in the Viking land. It wasn’t an easy undertaking to get to this point, but audiences all over have sure enjoyed the journey of these action packed films.
Ponycode Compilation PostHey guys! I'm going to try this out, because I don't know a better place to put it. Comment on this page to share your ponycodes! Please label them, and I'll periodically go through the comments and update this entry with all the codes.Ponycode Compilation Post4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If your code isn't labeled, I won't add it, because I won't know what it is.
I'll kick things off with the mane six + Big Mac:
Apple Jack: 2S2S000000FEA100FEB19E0040110BF00UN1837000100000I0FAFE73FF7FFF0H107F3FCC004CB2
Twilight Sparkle: 2S2S000100CE9CEFFEE4D40010164007CUN1837000000000P1320072FE00AE0N117F3FCC004CB2
Pinkie Pie: 2S2S000000FEB0CDFED6BA0020100CBE5UN1837000000000J0FE268FFF7FFF0I117F3FCC004CB2
Rainbow Dash: 2S2S0000207ADAFFFFC49D00001C6006FUN1837000000000O07F3FCCFF7FFF0M107F3FCC004CB2
Big Macintosh: 3L1P1L5000CE3C41FEF49E0270000A01BUI1837000100001U0FEB921FF7FFF1Q107F3FC
Canon, Fanon, and Why Neither MattersSo throughout season 2, I've had some issues with the world building. Things like Rarity's parents, Equestria's founding, Spike's horde-related growth, etc. As harmless as it was, people still flipped out a little over the Hearts & Hooves episode for it's near-shipping of Big Mac & Cheerilee, plus some background pony stuff. And Derpy Hooves becoming canon of course caused such a debacle.Canon, Fanon, and Why Neither Matters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, there are some signs both concerning and exciting. While I still put money on nothing ever becoming explicit, Lyra & Bon Bon seem to be recognized as a couple by someone on the team at least, and let's face it, they've given us lots of teasing moments about Applejack & Rainbow Dash. There's also the matter of Spike & Rarity, whose relationship is up in the air (I believe Rarity's acting like a doting aunt, but Spike clearly doesn't see her as that...). How many ships can the sink, right?
Well, the answer is none. It's pretty funny to me, that people will point out where fanfiction breaks can
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #23 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
OMG!!!I got my FIRST FAN ART *squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*OMG!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And it's SO cute!!!!
GO full view it here!! ===> http://fav.me/d518r9y
Thank you SOOO much :iconWingWind: YOU AND YOU ARTS ARE FULL OF AWESOME AND AMAZING! <3
PS- Some bigger news to come Sunday night or Monday.
Have a nice weekend everypony!