Considering Earth HourBefore you decide to turn off every electronic device/ appliance in your household, consider the following.
Your local power plants constantly generates power, which are distributed through your neighborhood's transformers, and eventually end up in your home at a fraction. These power plants operates on a 24\7 schedule, and the amount of energy they create are not stored in an abundant level, except in the case of fail-safe protocols does a power plant provide minor backup electricity.
SO, by turning off all the electricity in your home, while saving bills on an economic level, does not dictate the fact that you are actually preserving energy. You are just simply not using the constant flow of electricity coming from your local provider.
Secondly, should you participate in total shutdown during Earth Hour, please consider that turning the power back on approximately after the end of the hour, may apply an incredible amount of stress on your local transformer. Reason being that there is
: U L T R A - C A T S vol.8. :: U L T R A - C A T S :: U L T R A - C A T S vol.8. :4 years ago in Personal More Like This
> For ANIMAL lovers
How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It is my dream to write a novel"
"I wish I could write"
"I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the
Why people think art should be cheapI mean some people even think that digital art should be cheaper than traditional, because there is no original.Why people think art should be cheap4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its funny when people ask tons of things in a drawing, like 30 characters fighting a 12 dragons, and they think they can get it cheaper than a pencil drawing, because in the computer there must be a secret brush that makes all of this in 2 hours.
Sadly, painted style in digital takes more time than traditional. Artists says its easier, because you have more control. But sadly textures are cooler in traditional, and easier.
I remember 4 or 5 years ago when started thinking bout digital, i said damn if i learn digital, i will skip drawings and paint directly, this will make my life easier, it will take me less time to finish a product, like i can even finish 3 drawings in just a day, yeahhh i should try that.
5 years later, i was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wroonnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.
So i used to think the same about speed, but not about price.
Features ...Features ...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
black widow. by Senju-HiMe Golden Hour by Lady-Tori :thumb269779556:
Secluded in the Woods by JindrichLisy Dulcet. .. by light-from-Emirates passing by..... by impatienss
Moment in Paris by shaysapir Let's Get Lost by incolor16 Winter cold by EliseEnchanted
Your Best Cat Photo Ever Contest WinnersHere are the wonderful winners of :iconcatsfans: `s "Your Best Cat Photo Ever" ContestYour Best Cat Photo Ever Contest Winners4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconwinner-plz: :iconpaintmewet: :iconwinner-plz:
:icondeuxiemeplz: :iconcherrygirlalina: :icondeuxiemeplz:
:iconthirdplz: :icontanjamaria: :iconthirdplz:
Congratulations to all of them !
SOPA RebelsIf you do not know what sopa is , please refer to the Offical debate about it here--> http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712SOPA Rebels4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really glad the DA has finally find time to open up a debate about it, considering we're the biggest art community online it's a very efficient way to get the word across! I was told that Sopa was brought up in october 2011 and obviously gradually went into a downward spiral from there...I actually recalled something that was kind of strange, back in 2009 or 2010, I remember watching a youtube video talking about 2012 disaster. The people in it stated that they found prove that lead them to believe that 2012 would not be a natural disaster apocalypse but would be an online crises that would end the "-internet-world" as we know it. The video stated that apparently major internet providers are planning to "sell" internet like cable
LET'S F.A.Q.GENZOMAN's F.A.Q.LET'S F.A.Q.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, thanks to all people that read this, to be interested in my work and I hope my english isn't too bad
DIGITAL ART // SPECS
-Software: Photoshop CS 3.
-Hardware: MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 106 Mhz DDR3
-Graphic Tablet: Wacom Bamboo 4X5 and sometimes Intuos.
-How long does it take you to complete a piece? : from 6 to 8 hours.
-Do you rough sketch a piece first then complete it on your computer? no, I do all digital, from skecth, lineart and finally color.
-Technique: grisaille/brunaille... you start from dark to light, using a greyscale or sepia.
-Brushes: standart brush with shape dynamics and other dynamics activated. Pen pressure enabled.
-Why digital? 'cos is faster (you don't have to wait until paint dries) and cheaper than traditional
-Resolution size: 300dpi, letter size or bigger.
COMMISSION WORK & MISC QUESTIONS
Art Feature 5 Good day everyone,Art Feature 54 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you all had a great start to this year. I am glad that these days some of the works suggested by me were featured as Daily Deviations. Of course I was surprised to see that one of my drawings has received a DD too. I tried to answer to all the messages received but I couldn't thank my watchers one by one, so I am doing it here, as always. Thank you all, and if you ever have a question or think that I might help you with something, feel free to ask without thinking twice.
I haven't drawn anything lately but I was lucky enough to find new wonderful works around this site and I am going to feature some of them in this new entry. This time I haven't chosen a theme but I've decided to feature them as a simple tribute to Art. I hope you will like them and hopefully appreciate these interesting artists.
BestiesPhotographers/Photos that simply amaze me.Besties4 years ago in Personal More Like This
... but LOVE.
Identification by TamaraWill Summer Heat by AntonellaB You're Always Around by thephotogenesis Cuties by Muffinka013 Auto. by Affchen Cornflake Girl by BohemianButterflies :thumb150301287: :thumb276431534: Near Sighted by IMustBeDead lovefreckles by bassexcess running away by meriirem What's in the suitcase? by AnneLysa 099 by Shace z-230 by S6ltuvus baltic sea by Maclunar Phone Fantasies by nextDoorARTist Save Tonight by JacquelineBarkla Cabaret by roadkill2k5 waking up outside London by zora-iuga Joy Ride by Freggoboy wear your lipstick right by curlytops virginie.. by memelsteak :thumb278819144: Doris IV by ZzaniazZ girl with thorns in her hair by vampire-zombie :thumb274132018:
Guys and girls - who took those amazing photos - you rock.
Nocte AbsinthiusDrunk on emeraldsNocte Absinthius2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we laughed and then cried,
then buried our pain
down in dark tide.
You were my air
and I was your wine,
while the drugged stars danced
over night sky...
Your clever fingers
dug through my scars,
and I stitched your wounds
with the touch of mine.
Lips mixing in tastes
of wormwood and wild thyme
ripped hearts, souls torn,
in bodies of quicklime.
you of blood and fire.
me of blood and moonlight...
And then the dawn killed the night
and we lost our fight...
Light scorched our bones
and we danced no more.
There Are No Strings On Me!There Are No Strings On Me!9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There Are No Strings On Me!
O.A.M First Blood by Ku-On
Hal9000 - Wallpaper
Spending on free MMORPG gamesI've been playing MMORPGs for a while now, with the first one being Ragnarok Online. Nostalgia game that one, still brings back lovely memories, I quit because I couldn't afford the monthly subscription fees as a secondary school student and the bots have overtaken the live population of the Taiwan server. The first batch of Asian MMORPG are are pay-to-play and maybe because of that, involves too much grinding to burn playtime. Then some years ago, maybe starting with MapleStory (?), MMORPG start to become "free-to-play".Spending on free MMORPG games2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now although the games are said to be free-to-play, it is baiting players to pay to enjoy more game content. I don't believe in free entertainment and free art, that these game companies are obliged to make a game for freeloading, just like you shouldn't walk into a salon and expect the hairdresser to do your hair for free. Since I have an income now, I pay within my means for better enjoyment and give a token of appreciation to the game company. However, free-t
Site Update: Category Changes, Bug FixesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Category Changes, Bug Fixes3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Community Relations Newsletter for May and June is out! From Moonbeam13
Editing a Portfolio briefly resulted in a redirect to an error page. Fixed by ZombieCoderIn Chat, the emoticons link was not opening the emoticon window. Fixed by DEVlANTThere was an increase of spam in the For
Celebrating Deviousness - May 2013Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - May 20132 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Window into childish dreams
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The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
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CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEADuring the course of our daily activities we receive a lot of communication from members, in the interests of helping you get the right help in the quickest possible manner we have put together this guide on how to communicate efficiently with the CEA team.CEA Blog: How to communicate with the CEA3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Before contacting the CEA we ask that you do the following:
Check for a relevant +faq entry to make sure your question isn't already addressed there. This can save you a lot of time waiting for a response that you can easily access.
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