Facebook: And the Whores it Contains RantNote* *I did this rant on account someone requested it and of past experiences. I am not friends with any kind of people I describe in this rant**
Now for those that have seen my old rants about facebook, Lady Gaga, Twitter, partying, sluts & manwhores, etc. etc., well I'm back. And I'm back on the subject on facebook, but not really facebook itself, but the whores it contains on its website. How many times have we seen this on facebook?>>:iconduckfaceplz:...yes, the damn duck face!!!! Or even better, how many times have we seen girls put up a nice decent picture of themselves and write as the caption "I'm FATTTTTT in this picture!" or "I look so ugly in this shot!! "...I have a question, WHY THE HELL DID YOU PUT UP THE DAMN PHOTO IN THE FIRST PLACE IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE IT YOU DUMB--grgsdhuhfuyh!!!!! Girls today, not all, but most are like a cronic rash that won't stop itching on the ass of the world. Seriously, girls, stop looking for attention when it's so f*ckin obvious you're looki
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).IP confusion3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
Original Characters and FanartI've been seeing this topic appear more on my dash lately, so I'm pretty much just going to chip in my cents and say that I think it's nothing short of ridiculous when people complain about how their original work never gets attention and that people "only care" when they draw fanart.Original Characters and Fanart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Newsflash: You're essentially complaining about the fact that people are getting more excited about an already established and widely recognized series with an already present fanbase instead of an "original" character that maybe appeared, what, only once or twice in your entire gallery.
A lot of artists try to pin the blame on other people for being attracted to fanart or make it seem as if others are just "too shallow to care about original OCs they just want to see fanart WAAAAHHHH" but if you've spent most of your time loading up your gallery with fanart of already existing series while only drawing your "origunul churruckter" once or twice with a small dash of "lol maybe i'll draw them again sometime
Attention, don't give away your work!If possible please this news article so that more people can see it and be wary, thank you!Attention, don't give away your work!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This week I received messages from two different people (through Etsy and Storenvy) offering to make a review of my work. They splattered huge statics, like having millions of instagram followers, popularity, or having done it before and making people famous. Of course, their generosity was conditioned by me agreeing to send them some of my work for free. While I don't object the concept of reviewing someone's work, I worry that this has become a popular way of scamming artisan crafters to give away their work for free with promises of exposure and increasing their sales. I wanted to write this journal to tell everyone to be careful, specially if you're just starting your business and struggling to get noticed, it may sound tempting but you should never give away your hard work!
One of them was even more blunt and said that he could write a positive review of my work just by
Deviants who offer Points commissionsThis journal was first posted in 2012 and although it has been updated various times since then, I'm no longer updating it or adding anyone new to it as of January 2014.Deviants who offer Points commissions2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Lots of artists on dA do Points Commissions, also known as PCs, which involve creating art or design for other people on request in return for Points. Here are just a few of them...
If you're looking for a specific type of commission, simply use Ctrl+F, type in what you want (literature, drawing, polymer clay, digital, animation, colouring, icons, logos, design, tutorials, stamps, emotes, vector, 3D, pixel dolls, photography, photomanipulation, space art, terragen, digital art, journal skins, journal scripts, wallpapers, comics, fractals, journal css, gallery css, cosmetic application, craft) and your browser will do the hard work for you!
tanya3286 (literature) Info in Donation widget
BansheeDiTrieste (drawing) Info in deviantID
TiaVon (drawing) Info
Birthday giveaway!As it is my birthday soon (28th March) I'm going to give away 1000 points to one lucky person!!!!Birthday giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do I have to do?
Really simple, leave a happy birthday comment or a random comment and fave this journal! Only one winner, only one entry per person.
When does it end?
28th march midnight gmt (i will most likely be drunk at this time XD
Scanning And Photographing A/M WorksIntroductionScanning And Photographing A/M Works4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A traditional artist faces a great challenge after finishing an artwork. How do they get it on their computer to upload and show the world?
There are two main options: Scan or Photograph. Both of these come with a horde of challenges and this article is to offer a starting point for the artist to experiment and find the best solution for their art.
There are a number of type of scanners, the most common domestic peripheral being the flat bed scanner. This article focuses on using a flat bed scanner and not a wand or other type of scanner.
First things, the scanning bed must be as clean as possible, clear off dust and pet hairs before attempting to use and make sure the scanner is on a stable surface for scanning. Some scanners will be sensitive to direct sunlight being on the outside, if you find that your artworks get a strange bright spot, do check that section of your scanner isn't being exposed to direct light.
Journal Skins - When will code be yours?A while ago it happened that i saw a journal skin that looked very familiar to one of mine. After checking the code i realized that it was my journal skin and only images have been replaced.Journal Skins - When will code be yours?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because of that and after writing a journal to remind people that it isn't right to do something like that, i was asked when someone can call a journal code their own.
First i wanted to give an explanation via reply, but after thinking about it i realized that this can't be answered easily and should be available for more than one person to read (and to be found later again easily as well).
That's why i asked my watchers and maybe random guests who visit me to tell me when they would consider a journal as their own or when someone could claim such as own code.
To avoid that the answer to that question will reflect just my opinion i will highlight a few opinions from the feedback i got after stating my own point of view on this matter as well.
For those of you who already used a install skin to crea
Features: Original FanartsA collection of Original FanartFeatures: Original Fanarts3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art: "Artwork that is based on a character, costume, collage, item, or story that was created by someone other than the artist" - Wikipedia
With that definition, the term "Original Fanart" may seem contradictory. However the images featured in this article are the perfect example of artworks that are based or inspired in something already existing (thus being considered "Fanart") yet presenting the artist's original vision of said
Said in less fancy words: "Fanart presented in the artist original style"
We all love fanart. That's because we all are fans of at least one thing: a book, a movie, a TV show, a
Tips to improve our artwork♣ Hard working - constantly practice even when we don't want to draw.Tips to improve our artwork3 years ago in Personal More Like This
♣ Learning from others artists - no matter who is it, from beginner to master, we can always learn something from them.
♣ Learning from audience - carefully consider comments from other people, their opinions are valuable.
♣ Accept our own weak points - though it is so hurtful, look for them - try improving them instead.
♣ Always be a beginner - there are many things beyond than we have ever realized. Let's open our mind and learn new stuff.
♣ Don't waste your time on choosing tools - choose the appropriate materials - what we like the most is the perfect one.
♣ Only taking a break but don't give up - there are numerous obstacles that await for us in this path - confront and fight them!
♣ Basics are the most important part- then we can adapt to anything we want.
♣ Believe in ourselves - self-esteem needs to be added to ingredient in our work.
♣ Not only know
A Note on Daily Deviation FeaturesAt ten features into my tenure as Community Volunteer for Abstract & Surreal Photography I am noticing a certain trend in response to abstract and surreal Daily Deviations. I shall address some of the recurring themes here, and hopefully answer some questions along the way. At this point I would like to mention that I am talking about a small and vocal minority, and I sincerely thank the overwhelming majority for supporting the featured artists and their work. You're what makes this site such a great community.A Note on Daily Deviation Features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
With that said, let's get to the troublesome themes I am coming across.
The "This is crap!" Argument
As an observer and a critic, you're entitled to think that something isn't very good. However, exclaiming as such on the comments of a piece of work that an artist has spent time and energy creating is not only counter-productive, but rude and insulting, especially if it's not followed up with some advice about how you think they could make their
Do you like the Art I like?What makes you like the art you like?Do you like the Art I like?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I think it's some of the same stuff that attracts you to people or not.
Here's a snapshot of some of the art I like.... is this a frequency that appeals to you? Did you view these and feel a trance coming on?
Or did you just glance over it...
Let's talk in the comments, I have some instructions at the bottom of this post.
Four Fingers by sylvainArtist
Whisper by medusainfurs
STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 18Well yet again, its been a while since I have done an article like this, real life always seems to get in the way, deaths and college this time.STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 183 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway here we go again.
Good Boys and Bad Boys Stamp by Humble-Novice STAMP: Not a trend. by CosmicQueenie Mountains stamp. by livinladolcevita Love poison stamp. by livinladolcevita No Brony Love or Tolerance by World-Hero21 Love needs gender by I-Take-It-Back :thumb283680673: Level 99 Player Stamp by Humble-Novice Smile by Marzarret Whitney Houston by PigsTail Stop Being Offended For Me by genkistamps Stamp: Bubble Tea Love by TheSaltyMonster Whitney Houston by HopesForFun777 I love Sparkle and Glitter by Snow-Body Meat lover by prosaix The End of The World by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Laughing Stamp by SparklyDest Inspirational Quote CE: Born This Way by lightpurge Inspired by a kid by impersonalinfo Needed to Be Stamp by Mirz123 Canon X OC Pairings by Sparkleee-Sprinkle Cover matters by I-Take-It-Back My dog is fine with it by I-Take-It-Back Change username by prosaix +Stamp+ Do not call it Love by TenshiNoFuu Community Projects Stamp by ClefairyKid Arichy Support Stamp by renekotte christblock by Dametora I Have Silent Watchers Stamp by Torotix +Stamp+ MarySue so what by TenshiNoFuu :thumb278939695: Merry Christmas Stamp by fear-the-brilliance I Love Bad Fanfiction by genkistamps Lorum Ipsum! by NorthboundFox Coziness-compliant Literature by CassidyPeterson Child pageantry should be illegal... by BlackJill Crazy ones stamp by dazza1008 FGM Awareness by savagebinn :thumb28267267
Inspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?Found here at the Mary SueInspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The mummified remains of "Princess" Ukok, as the scientists named her, was discovered nearly twenty years ago in the Altai mountain range in East-Central Asia. Kept for all that time in Novosibirsk, Russia, it was not until very recently that she's been revealed to the rest of us. But among the general wonder and fascination that always comes with finding mummified and ancient bodies, Princess Ukok has another: She's covered in remarkably preserved, completely badass tattoos.
People have been tattooing themselves and each other for almost as long as humanity has existed; it just seems embedded in human nature to adorn our bodies in one way or another, whether through cheap drugstore eyeshadow or ancient ritual inking.
Princess Ukok and her warriors are believed to be members of the Pazyryk nomads who existed as early as the 5th century BC when they were
Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....Or so it is often thought. But it should never be.Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(Please note, I'm not necessarily talking about deviantart's critique system, though this certainly applies to it. I'm talking about all feedback, whether in comments or notes, in person, or on another site. Deviantart simply has a good format for others to leave feedback to an artist.)
In art school, you tend two get two different types of young artists: people who are infatuated with their work, and people who have no confidence in it at all. But really, it all boils down to the same thing: as artists, we are incredibly reliant on other people's judgement of our work for our self-esteem. It sounds a bit stupid, but I don't know that I've talked to any serious business artists who say otherwise (though if you do, please tell me). Artists often view their work as an extension of themselves, or their soul, poured out on paper. We seek other people's approval, b
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest) + PrizesDuring previous weeks of dA Community Relations' projecteducate, we have learned about the importance of giving and receiving critique for our work. Now, let's shake things up a bit!Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest) + Prizes3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Feedback Frenzy! (Comment Contest)
A group of very, very devious deviants at FeedbackFrenzy are hosting
a comment/critique contest as part of projecteducate: Feedback Week!
The contest is now closed to entrants and will start on Monday July 2nd!
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!
Check out the full contest rules and guidelines!
WHAT: "Feedback Frenzy" is a week-long game that ANYONE (yes, even YOU!) can play. The goals are ① to step outside your comfort zone and practice giving feedback to others, even if not in your own genre, ② to meet new deviants from across dA, an
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!Project Educate Continues!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
November 3rd - November 9th
Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 29Welcome to the twenty-ninth edition of Manga/Anime monthly features. Each month I will browse through the Manga/Anime gallery and find some of the most eye catching and wonderful pieces that have been submitted each month! This month's features are from deviations submitted in December 2011.Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 293 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Merry Christmas 2011 by arseniquez SS: Nekokirara by SaiyaGina ss - blizz by yoonsik SS : agent pear by laverinne Rose by MasakoHime
GAIA Artbook Full Picture by KodamaCreative :thumb272509836: Commision for Amadalia by Kenneos Santa's Little Secret- antique-teacup by Curryuku :thumb272709224:
:thumb275635519: Haruka, the fox of Spring by maxwindy + r o s e + by miya-cchi Harap Alb by Yuuza SS 2011 by Narurinya
Sacrifice prologue by indui Japan commission for Neko80 by Yuuza SS Welcome to Steampunk Town by Kutty-Sark Commission for Elwood-Edward-Howes by aiki-ame Calm and Deadly by ShiroiNeko-sama
:DaiOuji:Happy:Anniversary: by KaiSuki Bottom of the Valley by Anzabelle Bubble City by nao--ren Demon Hunter by Yuuza SS - Faluliai by Dea-89
A Spirit of Hope by setsuna22 The Ribbon To Your Present by Ayasal Secret Santa for Miss-Chimera by Yuuza Rising .Collab. by naachi Milizia -sketches- by yukihomu
SS: Zaphk by Rumi-Kuu :thumb2736
This... to That #4WELCOME TO ISSUE 4This... to That #43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the fourth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks to all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork or stock for the next edition, please send me a note with thumbnails and the subject title "THIS TO THAT" Thanks! (You are welcome to suggest your own stock or artwork!)
Leo by patriciabrennan Princess Pack 01 by lockstock
A shadow in the light you leave behind by FantasyMaker Reflections 06 by Elandria
Scale of Life by visio-art :thumb193015123:
The musician by KalosysArt Cementery-07 by Nataly-Stock
Silence of the Angels by MirellaSantana Stock 432: swan wings by AlzirrSwanheartStock
S o l a c E by J-u-d-a-s :thumb77405907:
Dance miserable by MariamMohammed Big Ben Clock png stock by mysticmorning
New breath by Yewrezz Dragster 94 by Colourize-Stock
Tree Of Life by Dasha444 Immortal Spirit by Chrissy79
The Neglected Importance of the Online CommunityWhat is the Worldwide Online Community?The Neglected Importance of the Online Community3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Worldwide Online Community is simply a group of people from a wide variety of countries and continents who come together to share their skills, experience, and/or love for a subject. Online communities are a fairly new faction and are not fully understood, their importance is neglected and may not reach their full potential until the next generation incorporates them more and more. It wasn't until the '90s that the Internet or World Wide Web really became a part of the culture, but in less then 20 years its impact has changed society from top to bottom.
In order to really delve into the importance of the worldwide online community, one must first define what it is. There are hundreds of different definitions of what an online community is, but this statement is generally accepted throughout these definitions.
Worldwide online communities are groups of people who join together on the Internet with a common int
Challenge 3: Book - Top 5Happy HolidayChallenge 3: Book - Top 53 years ago in Personal More Like This
I try to give out the result faster than usual since DA is having promotions for premium member subscription. That's why I try to give you the result sooner so you may use your points for it. Though it's not enough but I hope it can help some how .
With a lot of entries therefore it took me while to choose top 5. This time, so many good entries with great concepts. It's really hard for me to pick 5 only.
I don't pick the top 5 base on drawing skills only but also the concept of their entries. But there were more than 20 entries I want to pick as winners :C. But don't worry, we will have more challenges in future.
I am truly sorry for who don't make it, not because you are not good but because we only choose 5 here. As I usually said for challenge, it's not a contest, it likes a little 'push', a little motivation for you to draw (it's also a reason why the prize for top 5 is just little). If you don't make it this time but I believe you earn somet
Christmas Project - overThink of a Seasonal/wintery idea for a user-script that could style members profiles or dA front page during the festive season.Christmas Project - over3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Submit to deviantART Related > deviantART Suggestions.
Link me to your entry here: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/271165575/2303601144
Deadline: 6th December
Prize: 50 Points by nikkittie
Additionally i might try to make a real user style of the winning entry. Depends on the idea.
Have you ever made a Snowman? Have you ever wondered how Moonbeam13 would make one ??
Create a 3-5 box cartoon strip titled "How Danie makes a snowman".
Submit to deviantART Related > Devious Fun > Miscellaneous or Cartoons & Comics.
Link me to your entry here: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/271165575/2304868373
The winner will be chosen by Moonbeam13
Deadline: 20th December
Prize: One emoticon keychain complete set http://fav.me/d47luz6
Create and share a Christmas/seasonal Literature Template http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/
Deviant DiscoveryDeviant Discovery2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
WHAT IS DEVIANT DISCOVERY?
Deviant Discovery is a weekly Journal Feature that focuses specifically on Deviants that have good art, but haven't gotten much attention for it. Every week, a new Deviant will be chosen, and a few of their artworks will be show in this Journal, along with a description of the artist themselves. This weekly feature will serve as an attempt to get under-appreciated artists more attention then they already have.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It will work in a similar way to Daily Deviations - either I could select a Deviant myself, or someone could be suggested by another Deviant. Once a Deviant is chosen, we'll find their best five Deviations to be featured in the Journal. Then, we'll give a short description of the artist's work, and a small explanation of why they were chosen. The feature will remain on the front of my page for seven days [168 hours; one week], so that the Deviant can get continuous attention. Suggestions could be s
PE - Welcome to Digital Dolls!Hey everyone! Welcome to Dolling week of Project Educate! I suppose I'll start it out with what the heck I'm even talking about.PE - Welcome to Digital Dolls!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Digital dolls! A term coined by DeviantArt, but a very fitting term indeed! Dolls are basically small pixel-art (usually of people) typically created from a base-body (a naked, bald pixel-person) that another doller has made.
That was a mouth-full, huh? Just think of them as digital paper-dolls.
So what's this about a base-body? Bases are actually a huge part of the dolling experience. If you notice, in the three example dolls up there, the artist credits another artist for the 'base'. Almost every doll is like a collaboration between two artists, making dolling that much more fun! Some people choose to edit the base they use til it's barely recognizable, and some people prefer to leave them as they were!
So where can
DA pointsAlright, I've seen this happening way too many times and I want to say something about it.DA points3 years ago in Personal More Like This
100 DA points is not not worth much.
You can buy 800 DA points for $10 USD.
800 divided by 10 is 80.
80 DA points = $1
100 DA points = $1.25
If you're offering commissions for 100 points, you're being paid $1.25. If you're offering 100 points for a prize on a contest, you're offering $1.25. I've even seen 50 points ($0.63) or 20 points ($0.25). I don't know how much it is in other currencies, but I can't imagine it's much.
I spend at least 3-5 hours on a painting. Minimum wage is $7.50 USD where I live. That is not even enough to live on if you're working full time, so I expect to make at least that much for every hour I spend on doing art for someone else. If 80 points is $1, and minimum wage is $7.50, then the minimum cost for a commission that only takes an hour is 600 points. When I open up my own commissions, I take sketches for $10 and paintings for $20+ Depending on how much time it takes,