Is dA and its Group system slowing dying out?Hello everyone!Is dA and its Group system slowing dying out?1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Before you read, please keep in mind that my intentions are not to blame, insult, criticize, or say anything harmful about anyone! The intentions of this feature if anything, is to motivate us all in improving the group system and dA as a whole! ALSO this is focused more largely on photography, digital art, and a few other mediums, but I don't claim to speak for the cases of other mediums and types of groups that I am not familiar with.
EDIT: To make things clear, I don't believe dA or Groups will ever be "dead" in the sense of them not existing anymore, or members in both factions not existing either, I'm using "Death" more metaphorically perhaps, in saying that the way the group system is intended to be working, has been failing, and needs improving in order to not fail its purpose, and that dA needs to do something to strengthen the community sense and interactions between members both in groups and in the dA com
Thanks from WLC!The Wildlife Learning Center Indiegogo fundraiser is over, and we've named a bunny Angel, and tortoise Tank, and raised $26,515! The vast majority of the donations came from BRONIES, who continue to amaze me with their generosity!Thanks from WLC!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated and spread the word. Though we did not reach our ultimate goal, this is still a huge sum and will be a huge help for the animals WLC cares for.
You all rock!
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
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Nothing to see, here.There are only a handful of names on my “block” list. You have to have been a monumental prick in order to earn yourself a place on it. I don’t hide negative comments about my work nor do I block people that write them. It’d make the world a very boring place if you edit it to show nothing but praise. The barbs are what make it interesting and provide points to debate and/or argue.Nothing to see, here.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I monitor content on DA via “browse” as it changes regularly and has work that the community thinks to be high quality. It’s generally where I spot artists whose material I want to see more of. Over the past few days, though, after posting a response to DA inexplicably choosing the letter “Z” to be their logo, people mentioned that the “Super Pretentious” cartoon had surpassed DA’s own “Boldly” journal on the “What’s Hot” list. Thinking that to be funny as hell, I switched to “What’s Hot” t
Artist Intent vs Fan CriticismsThis has been a subject I've been interested in for years, and one which I personally struggle with on a near constant basis: Artist's intent versus fan criticisms. Before we begin I just want to make this clear that this journal is NOT about "ignoring criticisms" or any sort of endorsement of such an action. I'm gonna be accused of it, of course, but I just wanted to get that out of the way right now.Artist Intent vs Fan Criticisms2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I've been observing fan interactions over the years I've noticed a severe increase in a sense of entitlement: IE: that if you love something enough you have a "right" to force the creators to change their content to suit your personal preferences. We saw this play out to the extremes this past summer with the Mass Effect 3 ending debacle, and we see it play out to a much lesser extent here on DA quite a bit.
Artists need feedback and criticisms to grow and improve their work, but at what point does it move beyond offering suggestions to help an artist improve to outright de
Status reportFirst of all I am glad to be back!Status report3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The outpouring of support, well-wishes and kind words made my time away a lot more tolerable. This is a personal "personal thank you" for everyone who pitched in to spread the word I had been suspended and where else (outside of DA) they could contact me. In fact the overt show of support seemed to be the pivotal factor in changing my permanent ban to a 2-week suspension.
Would have been nice for the suspension to be "2-weeks minus 6 days for time already served as a ban", but I was not going to be picky because I seemed to be treading on pretty shaky grounds with regards to their reasoning to why I was being immediately banned and not just suspended.
I am referring to the revelation that they turned down my ban appeal because of "my previous multiple suspensions" - suspensions that never occurred! (WTF!) Once I brought this to their attention, things happened behind the scenes pretty quickly and within an hour some button was pushed and my
The Beauty of LifeBecause everybody is beautiful, and every moment of life is valuable:The Beauty of Life4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
to bring life...
to be born...
Green by Aixchel
to be innocent...
cherub by AdochkaUnicorn by MelissaRobinLittle NAtive American by joeyrunswithwolvesJUSTICIA by ron-vargasAt Six by kittynnthe wind'll claim you by Pretty-As-A-Picturetibet -- child smoking by emma510Emerald Eyes by anthonyasaelCambodia - Expressions by lux69aeternaRire d'enfant by xavierreyshepherd the younger one by uygaronderThere's a world in her eyes by ForNeverAndNeverIndonesian School Girls by mjbengPoi girl by Roamericktaffy apple by Pithanadont be afraid remake colored by ssuunnddeewwscout girls by warzonhiefVanya by AugustSelectInnocence by purutyusuf
to be a man...
Man by mcrostieA Living Tornado by B0NDARTrebel 7 . . . by mehmeturgutdemon of absinth... by Lestar e b e l by mehmeturgutwash-out... by LestaThe Pathfinder by Noir-AzurJonathan - Poseidon by Apollo-as-a-boyle penseur de Rodin by poivreKiwan by Laura-Ferreiraumut kuzey I by mehmeturgutdeceptive. by Lesta:thumb117320959:the blu man and the rabbit-cat by carrothDesert man by Sweetmirageit's a man by Mondkringel
to be a woman...
remember remember by EbruSidarPortraitRemember When It Rained.. by Khomenko:thumb140447
How to read the news.Any time I pass comment on world events, especially if that comment is negative toward the actions of a foreign country, I get the same replies: “Your media is lying to you”, “It’s all propaganda”, etc.How to read the news.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I promise the people that said all that: I’m just as paranoid and untrusting of the world as you guys, which is why I question everything before opening my mouth.
There is constant talk of conspiracy and media manipulation, and I believe that it does occur, but it is not as long lasting as it was prior to the dawn of the digital age. In the past, information could be controlled very easily, but now, with everyone who owns a phone being a potential source of news, the truth will surface much faster. Lies are now exposed within hours, not decades.
Within the comments of a recent deviation I made mention of how I assess information, but it probably go lost so I shall repeat it here: I don’t just look at one news source, I study three. The BBC, RT a
AAAAAAAAAAARGHH!!!Writing a 5,000-word dissertation on homosexuality and reading up on what the critics say ... not a good idea when you have a fuse as short as a match-stick and hate these so-called homophobes to boot.AAAAAAAAAAARGHH!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS SH** DRIVES ME UP THE F***IN' WAAAALLLLLAAAAAARGHHHHHHH!!@##$%^#
That is all. Gonna take a breather and take a walk before I put my head through a wall just to escape from this dumb society of ours.
Art Weapon For The PeopleArt Weapon For The People4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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As you explore the possibilities just opened up to you by the DeviantArt Mobile App, you should all be asking more than just “how can this app entertain me,” but instead, how
I'm so...I'm so proud of this group!I'm so...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At the time of this Journal posting the current group stats are:
I can never say enough how proud I am of this group.
HEY GUYS!:iconslowpokeplz: HOLY SHIT GUYS, LOOK WHAT I FOUND!HEY GUYS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a My Little Dashie Movie... in the works... cause, you know, I've only had ten or so messages asking permission for this.
I guess I should also bring up another thing. As you all have noticed, I'm horribly slow. I'm not very good at keeping up with things and stuff, so if there is anything MLD related that has suddenly appeared, feel free to link me it! Cause, hell, I doubt I will have seen it. This being one of the things... Heh...
Anyway, if you're curious how fics are going they are... going? Yes, they are being worked on with the utter most care being considered but not fully applied. Which basically means that half of the things I'm working on are me smashing my face into the keyboard to make it look like I'm productive. So yea... I should really get working on stuff. Hm... Well, I've been working on a Doctor Whoof fic a lot, but it's not going to be posted anytime soon. I'd like
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-20151 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines FROM THE NEWS DESKMarch 9, 2015
For Your Consideration
We understand, it’s Monday.
Why I disagree with Kony 2012Many on here and on Facebook have messaged me about the Kony 2012 movie. It's very well-made and definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.Why I disagree with Kony 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Kony is a terrible criminal, and I am very much for bringing him to justice. However, I do not share the enthusiasm of the overwhelming majority about the movie and the proposals put forward by the makers. Here are ten criticisms I came up with, in no particular order.
1) If something is being hyped up all around you, this is a strong signal to think for yourself. Be especially suspicious when someone wants to use FORCE to do GOOD. Paradoxically, if you REALLY care - don't fall for appeal to emotion, as is being done here. Consider the implications and outcomes, rather than the motives. Don't let the public opinion shape yours, let the facts do so. Don't let one issue overshadow other issues which could be more important. Don't be afraid to disagree with the majority. Truth i
Concerning my Recent Halo PicsI've had a lot of fun after getting a hold of Nextius' awesome Halo models. I manage to get a lot of enjoyment composing and rendering these pics, and also sharing them here on dA too. However, if there's one major lesson I learned from the comments to my recent submissions, it's:Concerning my Recent Halo Pics1 month ago in Personal More Like This
So if anyone has issues with a sexy spartan super soldier...
:iconDealWithTrollPlz: :icondealwithitplz: :icondealwithityoshiplz: :icondealwithitdogplz:
My Dog Is Old And SenileAfter a long, strenuous day at college animating from 10am through 'til 8pm, I finally get home and am delighted to find that Kjartan hasn't pissed in his kennel despite being unsupervised all day ... Then once we get back from his walk he throws up all over the floor...My Dog Is Old And Senile2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whyyyyyy, boy?! You had twenty minutes to puke to your heart's content all over the grass!!
At least he had the decency to do it before I have my shower. Now if you'll excuse me ....
Hyrule Warriors (edit6)- OMFG!!! D8Hyrule Warriors (edit6)- OMFG!!! D811 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
OMG! I just came to think about about something that might suck for some of you!
Some people supports my theory about the game "Hyrule Warriors" being a side game based on the "Skyward Sword Manga" (an I appreciate that!).
If this is true and both the game and the manga share the same concept.... Does that means that both also will share the same ending?
If it will I would go to my room, lock the door and cry like a baby until the official game release!!!
STOP! If you haven't read the manga yet... Pretty please leave this page and go read it!
Here's the Link ---> http://v2012.mangapark.com/manga/zelda-no-densetsu-skyward-sword/c0/1
(by the way... don't be afraid to share your thoughts and comments and don't feel bad if you don't get a reply. I read every single comment so yeah, nobody gets ignored!)
Ready? Here it goes!
Link stays behind and dies!!!! D'X
COMMISSIONS: CLOSEDI'M RESTRUCTURING HOW I DO MY COMMISSIONS. ONCE I HAVE EVERYTHING SORTED OUT I WILL OPEN THEM BACK UP! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!COMMISSIONS: CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So if you're interested send me a note and we'll get you into a slot!!
And here are the general price guides and rules:
Character Bust (One character , Head and Shoulders without background)
1 - Pencil sketch = $5
2 - Finished Pencils = $25
3 - finished Inks = $35
4 - Gray toned (similar to a Manga) = $45
5 - Color = $55
Character full body (One character , Head to toe (or most of the body depending on how composition dictates), no background.)
1 - Pencil sketch = $10
2 - Finished Pencils = $40
3 - finished Inks = $50
4 - Gray toned = $60
5 - Color = $70
6 - With Background = add $5 - $25 to cost depending on the commission type (pencil sketch being $5, $25 being for color)
7 - Eac
New animated short released-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5bqtqe2F-ENew animated short released2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Attention INKERS....yeah...you...Alright kids, I'm always giving the colorists love by uploading things for them to splash color on...now it's time to give some love to my inking brethren...Attention INKERS....yeah...you...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So...here's the deal...I have two (2) pages of Cazadora that I will be uploading in the next couple of days...I need both of them inked - doesn't matter to me if it is original, or digital...you have one week to complete one, or both pages...I will pick the best rendition to be used in the book, at which time I will need them to be submitted back to me at 300DPI...you will get credit for that page, as well as a signed copy of the book, but most importantly...you will receive the original pencil page...yes...THE original page...to hold in your sweaty little hands...
Doesn't matter your skill level, professional, novice, intermediate, - doesn't matter - the piece that I feel translates my pencils the best, will be used...the pencils will be somewhat loose, because I
Huge Multiplayer DLC confirmed for next week!Major Nelson's Xbox Live Marketplace release guide first alerted me to this, but I did a little digging and discovered the mother lode of the details.Huge Multiplayer DLC confirmed for next week!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember that Earth DLC pack I talked about a few weeks back? http://masseffectclub.deviantart.com/journal/Mass-Effect-3-Extended-Cut-DLC-information-leaked-307726439
Well, that's completely accurate.
Coming next Tuesday, on the 17th (for North America at the very least) will be the Earth Multiplayer Expansion. Featuring new characters, male and female, for each of the six classes, three devastating new weapons, three new maps and a new Platinum difficulty level for the Krysae people to sink their kill-stealing mitts into.
Uber-Kasumi- I mean the N7 Fury Adept
Powers: Throw, Annihilation Field, Dark Channel
"Fury operatives use implants to fuel biotics and their incredible
movement speed. These operatives wind an unpredictable path on the
battlefield, moving in and out of combat before returning
Need....foood.You know that weird, light headed feeling you get when you haven't eaten anything for a while?Need....foood.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The world goes all woozy and you feel like you might pass ourtftrfgrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Star Wars PLZ GuideLast Updated: 1/15/15Star Wars PLZ Guide4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Grand Moff Tarkin
Jabba The Hut