WOAH I PUBLISHED A BOOK (and you can, too!)*** Edit: This has been on my front page for a while, but it's been exposing a lot of people to independent publishing, so I've been keeping it up. ***WOAH I PUBLISHED A BOOK (and you can, too!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"So THAT'S why Pai's art flow has been so slow the last month or two!" Why yes, it is. And I'm already reverting to my usual habit of cranking out art like there's no tomorrow again 8D
I'M SURE YOU ALL don't REMEMBER THE PIECE OF WRITING I DID BACK IN NOVEMBER, DEMISE OF THE SPIRIT'S GUIDING LADY. Well. Back in February, I decided on the spur of the moment to turn it into a comic series. I figured, 'oh it's pretty short, and I've already got everything written and all the characters designed, why not?' Then things happened and pages started to fly out and it was decided that I was going to get it published, and... well... IT WAS! The zero-budget comic ended up being done in just six months (for the first couple months I was just treating it as a side-project, but if I'd known it was getting published it would've been completed a
Christmas Free Raffle!, Art Trade and UpdatesHello all!Christmas Free Raffle!, Art Trade and Updates2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Every year I've tried to have special holiday sales for my commissions but this year it looks like I've accumulated a pretty tall pile of work > <.
Therefore, instead of opening commissions I'll be holding a Christmas raffle, yaaaay! Also. I'd like to do a gift exchange with one other artist. More information later in the journal.
Up for grabs is a bust drawing, either in style 1 or style 2 ! (with or w/o bg basically)
Style 1: Style 2:
:iconchristmascandyplz: HOW TO ENTER:iconchristmascandyplz:
It's only open to my watchers! If you're not one, you can easily change that muahaha
Comment on this journal! That's one entry!
Tag your friends! Each person you tag is 1/2 an entry. So if you tag 2 people, that equals 1 extra entry in the raffle. Tag 6 people and that's 3 more! You can always ask for help if you're confused/don't know h
All Bases + RulesIf you wish to purchase ALL bases together, (about 1300+ points together) you can get them for 10$ via PayPal, yes I know this is cheaper than the points, but the reason why is because it's faster and doesn't make me wait for 2 weeks. c: Just note me and I will send you the PayPal and send you a temporary link for the download of the whole pack.All Bases + Rules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read all the rules and info before purchasing please. Refunds will not be given, if the files are corrupted I can exchange the files and you can re-download it for free.
In case of errors here is a list you can do that worked for other people:
- Make sure you have WinRAR or Winzip installed to your computer, it downloads the whole pack as a .zip file so you will need either of those programs to open it. They're free and easy to find on Google. Majorly of the people seem to forget this.
- Update your Flashplayer here: http://get.adobe.com/en/flashplayer/
- Use a different browser. (I use Maxthon/Chrome and it works perfectly
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Premium Content Platform and your Stock.What on earth is the Premium Content Platform??!!Premium Content Platform and your Stock.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please read the following official HQ article about Premium Content Platform, It will answer your initial questions!
What does this strange magic mean for stock and resource providers?!
Well that depends on you - the stock or resource provider. We all know that for some years now many of us have been offering "exclusive/donation/pay for" stock/resource packs that require artists to make a paypal donation/or send us DA points. The content is then emailed to them, or a link is sent to give them access to this paid for content.
We all know its the biggest pain in the ass going. Emails back and forth, trying to get paypal donation buttons to work, endless frustration with artists not being able to get hold of the content they have paid for because their email won't accept large files. Yep - we've all been there!
There was significant hope give
F.A.QThis is my F.A.Q with answers to questions some people have asked and others that I know many people that are not familiar with this kind of dolls usually have. This F.AQ will be updated every time I think it's needed. It will be divided in 5 parts:F.A.Q2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- About BJDs (the dolls) in general.
- Me in the BJD hobby.
- My dolls and they're characters.
- A few things about the customisation.
- My photography and things related to it.
About BJDs (the dolls) in general.
--- Do you make these dolls?
No. I buy them and customise them the way I want.
--- What is the name of these dolls?
They are called BJD (Ball Jointed Doll). This is kind of a refference name to reffer to this specific kind of doll.
--- Ok, BJD is a general name. So how do the nomenclature of specific BJD works?
No BJD company actually has a doll line called Ball Jointed Doll (although they do use this therm). Each company that makes BJDs call they're own dolls with di
How tentaculas are madePeople keep asking about Love and Tentacles, but I'm sorry to say that comic is as good as dead. I might draw a picture once in a while because Frida can be fun to draw, but I don't even think about LaT most of the time, unlike my other comics which enter my head daily.How tentaculas are made2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But people are apparently dying to know if Tom and Frida ever had kids, and if it could even be done. So I'll give you and explanation on that.
Tentaculas have reproductive tentacles around their waist (the thin pink ones that gets thick when they get aroused). Males and females rub them against each other and release semen and eggs into water (in these modern times its usually a bathtub unless they're hippies). They are left to float around until the fertilized eggs hatch and the tiny young eats the un-fertilized eggs. Then they move on to swallowing each other, until only one is left. Sounds unpleasant, but that is why tentaculas in general are very healthy and handicaps are almost unheard of unless they get inj
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist?4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
Tip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making Decisions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People that achieve great things don't look for the easiest way to do it. They look for the right way.
Making the right decision sometimes makes all the difference.
How are you going to spend your day today?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
All About ThumbsWhat are thumbs?All About Thumbs3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Thumb" is short for "thumbnail" which is basically a miniature version of a deviation (merely a nickname used to describe a particular piece of art that has been submitted to deviantART1) and on deviantART, a thumb is clickable and leads to the original piece of art. Thumbs can be used in various places throughout deviantART such as features and forums.
A thumb and its code
This is a thumb:
Go ahead, try it out and click on it. :D
To display a thumb, you're going to need a thumb code. A thumb code looks like this:
And they can be found on the right side of a deviation:
To display a thumb, simply copy and paste the deviation's thumb code where you'd like the thumb to be displayed.
Where can thumbs be displa
Text Brush in deviantART muroWe just launched a new tool to Beta Testers that allows you to paint words onto your canvas in deviantART muro!Text Brush in deviantART muro2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The text brush lets you create visual art using words. You can change the text and font from the bottom bar, and you can also set whether or not the text repeats itself continuously. When you click the font button, you'll be prompted with a modal that contains an extensive list of fonts to choose from! The sample text will update based on the font you select, so you can get a sense of what you'll be painting before you paint it.
As an example of the great things you can create with this tool, you can check out mudimba's I Have A Dream, or watch a redraw of mudimba at work creating art!
Try it out!
To give the new text brush a try, head over to devian
How To Set Up Google AnalyticsPremium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.How To Set Up Google Analytics9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Learn more about how you can benefit from Google Analytics on you deviantART Profile.
Set Up Analytics For Your Profile
To set up Google Analytics for your profile, you will need to allow Google Analytics to start tracking your profile:
Visit the new "Google Analytics" near the bottom of your General SettingsClick "Where do I find my Analytics ID?" and follow the instructions on how to set up your Google Analytics account.Follow the instructions on how to find your Google Analytics Tracking ID.Insert your Tracking ID and click save. Google Ana
Time for keywords!Here are some keywords prepared to help you searching my gallery of more than 1000 photos.Time for keywords!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Critiques Read and give your opinion rating them. The authors deserve it!
Features with my photos
Beach, country or indoor (not studio!)
Landscapes ... with models, of course!
B/W (still some imperfections here)
Thursday: Music!Hello, and Happy Thursday! I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed the April Fools' shenanigans!Thursday: Music!9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Thank you all for participating in last week's Throwbacks Contest! It was wonderful to see all of your older artwork! It's clear from the way you described them that you've all grown and learned over your time at deviantART, and that's wonderful!
Here are your winners:
crazcat Congratulations! You'll be contacted about your prizes soon!
This week, we're getting musical!
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
death vigil coming this july :)aaand finally the official image comics july solicits are out and alongside many great comics... my li'l pile of undead necromantic fun!death vigil coming this july :)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
so if you wanted to get it, there it is, coming out in july, and i will keep you updated and well teased with upcoming issues material as by the time issue 1 hits...i'll be finishing issue 4 XD
and for those anxious about ravine issue 2 ron is wrapping ut his rewrite of it all finally and i am hoping that in a few days my next journall will be... F&/KYEAH WE SENT IT TO THE DAMN PRINT!
so stay tuned for that XD
Enhancing the quality of your journalsHello, deviants!Enhancing the quality of your journals3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the last couple of weeks, we've been rolling out changes to the journal system, and with the introduction of the Journal Portal, your journals now have the potential to be showcased in the Footer of deviantART or in the Popular section of the Portal –- something that could draw tons more eyes to your work!
So, how do you make a journal that’s worth sharing? Even if reaching a wider audience isn't your goal, these tips will help you get better feedback and spark more conversation, which is one of the best things about our vibrant community.
megturney's Top 7 Tips for Enhancing the Quality of Journals:
#1. Write what you’re passionate about
Love black and white photography? Let’s talk it! Do you have a deep philosophical discussion you're itching to bring out to the world? Fluffy and serious blogs alike, the most important part of any journal entry is showing your audience
Official Percy Jackson 100 Theme Challenge journalMoved the deadline for theme 9 two weeks back in the hope there would be more entries but no such luck TWO entries this time. Only room for improvement for theme 10Official Percy Jackson 100 Theme Challenge journal6 months ago in Personal More Like This
P.S.: Don't forget to post your entry in the 'Percy Jackson 100 Theme Challenge' folder here at the group
Active theme: 10. That's impossible!
Deadline: 15th of December
Hello my fellow demibloods! :iconstarbreese: typing here
Since it proves to be quite hard as a young group as Demibloods to find attractive prizes for contests, we came up with a plan B: the Percy Jackson 100 Theme Challenge. It's a nice way to develop your OCs more and the perfect way to defeat art block.
Some rules and pointers
When can we create for a theme?
Starting now you can work on the whole list, though we ask you to only post your entry for a certain theme AFTER it's been cleared. You CAN'T post ahead but you CAN catch up on themes that have already passed.
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
Authentic Citizenship: Part 2As promised here is part two of our interview and conversation with Chris Copeland and Jeff Wamester. The sequel to part one keeps the art love rolling with these two artists revealing even more fantastic tips for new artists on the rise as they reveal their favorite deviants of all time.Authentic Citizenship: Part 22 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fearured Artist Chat!
Join our featured artist chat with *jeffwamester and *chriscopeland on Friday, June 29th at Noon Los Angeles, CA, PDT time. Chat room opens at 11:30am.
Read Part 1
Screaming for anatomy practiceScreaming for anatomy practice2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Screams and how they distort the face. I think these ended up being mostly primal screams, the kind that happen on horror movie posters. Fear screams distort the brows with worry. Angry screams distort the brows with, well, anger, and bare the "fangs" more. Anguished screams pull the lower lips down. It's amazing how easy it is to tell them apart even if you don't realize what the differences are.
(If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.)
HEAD TURNED 1/4
scream by AngieStock :thumb266740472:
Light-Stock 03 by mffugabriel-stock scream3 by alastock
t-gar stock 2 by t-gar
HEAD TURNED 1/4, TILTED DOWN
old yeller by Voivodess-Stock scream. by JaymieXCeeStock :thumb20
A break from me,*Sips Ginger soup*Hey guys! just wanted to let you guys know, I'll be stopping to post art since I came down with a really mad cold, it's really baaaaaddd ._. yeah you know the feeling... anyways when I get better I'll be back wit more inspiration lol. For some reason, when I'm in my delusional state I get lots of ideas lol. I'm happy my dad made me some ginger soup, yummy...., it really helps if ur every having a cold or a fever XD Sorry for my bad english I'm just gonna write whats on my mind right now,... oh and also, I'll be reading the notes I've received, I usually reply to them every weekend, so if you still didn't hear a reply from me, I probably didn't read it yet =w=<3<3 And Thank you for the support, I feel all warm and fuzzy lol. DA really helps me motivate myself to become better and original. of course drawing fanart is also helpful.blah blah blah, hehe I talk alot when I'm sick XD I love okami, I got such great inspiration from it!!!!!!!!1!!A break from me,*Sips Ginger soup*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
see you later guys!
-love sakimi. *sips g
and now for something stupidtetsuyo nomura is one pervy guy, and i know my pervy...and now for something stupid2 years ago in Personal More Like This
im just saying that the shiva sisters from final fantasy 13 is one pervy concept... its two chicks..that you ride on.. and guess what , if you put your girlfriend behind you, one of the shiva sisters is eatin ass....
i....just...wow.. back to drawing