Second Contest (23 Contestants) - FinishedVotingSecond Contest (23 Contestants) - Finished3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can vote from now (March 3rd) until the end of March 10th.
To vote, send a note to the group with the title and artist of your three favourite entries listed like the follwing:
1. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 3 points)
2. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 2 points)
3. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 1 point)
Only members of the group can vote.
You can't vote for yourself.
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Submissions are closed. All of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below. (If any links do not work, please let me know.) Information about the voting will be added here tomorrow.
There's only a few days left of the contest now, so to all of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below.
For those of you who intend to submit
Get a "head" in 2012! Part IIGet a "head" in 2012! Part II3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Reached the journal limit of 60 kb and i want to showcase everyones awesome art! so part ii! So if you want to join go to part I
Speed Paint Practice by PurpleScissorsSparkyyy Challenge 17th by Warmics::thumb274526071::thumb274391619:SP Ded 17th by resaz:thumb274799241:
Seeing Red by ValentinaKallias
Speed Paint Dec 19 by Newsha-GhasemiDecember speedpainting challenge - 19th by VanilleNoireDecember Speedpaint: 1 by WingsFor-MarieSpeed painting Dec 19'th by resazSparkyyy Challenge 19th by WarmicsDecember Speedie nr. 3 by ViccolatteDecember speedpaint challenge 19th by Laurine-TellierPractice Dec. 19 by juniperjadeloveDecember 19th Speed Paint by Crazly:thumb274774108:Glass in red by GrayOwl:thumb275914116:Speed Paint Challenge 2 by LadyBeluga
Speed Paint Dec 21 by Newsha-GhasemiSparky Challenge by LucasParolinSpeed painting Dec 21' th by resazSpeed painting Dec 21' th by resazSparkyyy Challenge 21th by WarmicsDecember Speedie nr. 4 by ViccolatteSpeed Paint Challenge 3 by LadyBeluga:thumb276538890:December speedpaint challenge 21th by Laurine-Tellier
Red winter by LonelyPierot
Speed Paint Dec 23rd by Newsha-GhasemiDecember 23rd Speedpaint Challenge by Hathien603Sparky Challenge 23rd by Warmics:thumb275403249::thumb275500318::Get "a head" 12-23 by boscaresqueSp Dec 23'rd by resaz:thumb276656558::thumb27714778
Civil War Era [Love] LettersAfternoonCivil War Era [Love] Letters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, before you skip this blog at the mention of "love" in the subject line, just hang on for a few moments, because I am about to link something very worthwhile. Whether or not this Valentine's Day will be festive for you or no, fear not, simply listen to this audio clip from Ken Burns' "The Civil War."
Many of you have probably heard of/read/heard read the text of the Sullivan Ballou letter to his wife, Sarah Hunt Shumway, but just take another listen... I'm sure this will do something to warm your soul against the wintry winds of February.
What does love do to motivate the soldier? For morale? Or, is there another letter you know of? SHARE it HERE!
and a belated Happy Birthday to Mr. Lincoln, hoorah!
Happy St. Valentine's Day
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
Please take the time to read this.I know I'm pretty late with posting something about this; but this censorship bill needs to be stop dead in its tracks. Over the past week I have been reading up about it, and I even signed a petition and contacted my congress person about it.Please take the time to read this.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you guys already signed something about this, then just ignore my post.
In other news, I'm back home. Got off all weekend from work, so imma use the time to draw and relax. It's been a crazy week...and next week is gonna be even crazier...I work on black friday :c
Antietam/SharpsburgWith the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (Creek)/Sharpsburg coming up beginning on September 17, it seems an appropriate time to consider the mood of the Civil War come September 1862.Antietam/Sharpsburg3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's particularly important to note that the war was expected - by both Union and Confederate societies/forces - to be no more than a 3 month conflict after war broke out in April 1861. The north entered the war determined to restore the Union to its antebellum form, the south confident in seeking independence to determine their own decisions over the question of slavery.
What would come out of drawn out and bloody warfare would eventually meet upon the slopes of South Mountain, and finally along the banks of the Antietam Creek in Maryland.
The Battle of Antietam proved to be not only a testing ground for both armies, their officers and men, but a site of extreme loss. This engagement was the bloodiest single day of combat in American history.
With that in mi
8 OC MemeStolen from two very special people, I hope I can match up! Please keep in mind that I've written nothing but analytical essays for the past few months.8 OC Meme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Choose 8 of your OCs, Cannon characters, or (with permission) your friends OCs. If you really want, you can even put in your friends, just don't put yourself in!
2. San Antonio
5. New Mexico
Alright, now that we've got our 8, lucky souls, let's start the meme! try to give long, full answers!
1.) 1 and 3 are set up on a blind date, courtesy of 4. Why did 4 set up the date? Where do 1 and 3 go? What happens?'
"So, ya come here to throw him off?" Houston jumped and spun in his chair, nearly capsizing his Dr Pepper. "Wh-g-oh, it's just you.""Disappointed?" Austin smirked, slinking into the chair across from him, "Ya know, he's gonna figure it out eventually, just go ahead 'n tell 'im tha-" "That nothing! And no," the larger city continued with a nod towards the bunch of flowe
Great I forgot to add a title to this.Rules:Great I forgot to add a title to this.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Pick one or more of your FCs/OCs
2) Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your FC/OC
3) Tag 3 people at the end of the quiz
Man, I jump on bandwagons so late. Which reminds me it's pretty damn late 3:00am ugh.
Anyway I'll remind you guys that Chicago swears quite a lot. My head cannon is because of Mayor Rahm Emanuel xD
1.) What's your name?
IL: State of Illinois but you don't pronounce the 's' at the end unless you live near a hospital.
2.) Do you know why you were named that?
IL: Uh yeah sure. It came from the Illini and it means tribe of superior men *awkwardly laughs*
Chi: Leave it to Illy to make something like that awesome completely uncool *rolls eyes*
Mine means wild onion. Of course now it means I'm better than you.
3. Are you single or taken?
IL: Taken *blushes*
Chi: Single but who f*cking cares.
4.) Have any abilities or powers?
IL: I pretty good at nuclear power.
Chi: Yeah. My skyline beats everyone else.
5.) Stop being a Mary-sue.
Hello~ A little about Yu-chan23Hello to my watcher/friends~Hello~ A little about Yu-chan233 years ago in Personal More Like This
Going to write a little about me omg yay~!
just want to let ya know I'm feeling alot better and having the best time ever.
Thank you random Deviants for dropping by and visiting, hope ya like my gallery.
The way I work is a mystery. I'm in the Military, so I have less time to post any Art.
Which makes me sad.
1.) I love random Art and style!
2.) I don't mind criticism just as long yew can keep it at bay and giving tips how to fix it.
3.) I hate people giving young/beginner artist crap because they just don't like their art.
4.) Playing video-games is my free-time or stress killer from everything I endure from work.
5.) I write stories but have a major writer-block....epic fail
6.) Imma happy and active person.
Le tags☺ You must post these rules.Le tags3 years ago in Personal More Like This
☺ Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer. (You don't have to do this. I'm doing this for an amiga.)
☺ You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal. (If you want. I won't force you.)
☺ No tag backs.
1. In a creeper sort of way...What are you wearing right now?
A pink and blue tie-dyed t-shirt and money pajama pants. I also smell awful from washing cars and tie-dying, and am in need of a shower soon.
2. There's a beaver in your bathtub, the heck are you gonna do about that?
Call animal control, duh! And give it a twig to gnaw on while I wait for them.
3. Nutella is raining down from high heavens, what do you do?
Go get some bread and eat up.
4. Your favorite music artist just showed up and wants you to play a game with them, who is it and what game?
The Spice Girls, and we'd be getting into something crazy to stir folks up and
Oh the questionsWell, I've been playing around with personifications of countries lately, since it does seem that my hope is set to become an author of the historical genre. Oh, I'm going to love working with AFP, but, I don't want to leave my Canadians, Mexican States, and Countries in the dust.Oh the questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, once I'm done with AFP, I was planning on giving focus to those.
Not saying I'll be done with AFP soon.
But, here's the question:
Here, I'm going to post brief outlines of some of my countries.
And, maybe, you guys could help with genders.
((Also, with the ages of my countries, I do hope you all understand the reasoning.))
So, these'll probably be very short and really basic concepts, I'll go more in depth when I get more on their profiles.
Poland: Poland values individualism and is practical and very self-reliant. They put much emphasis family, tradition, and education. Poland is outspoken, a realist, straightforward, a bit aggressive - especially with what they want - and
Late Song MemeI know it's later than everyone else, but this did look really fun! I warn you though, I am Texan, and spent almost four hours in a car listening too the same few CDs. Though there is some different music, get out now if you don't like country. I couldn't find good versions of all of them, sorry.Late Song Meme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"That's Right You're Not From Texas" -Lyle Lovett http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoXnz3h_FE (It starts at about 1:15, but I recommend you listen to the whole first part )
"The Last Gunfighter Ballad"- Guy Clark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqu-bocIa1Y (Actually like Steve Earl's version better, but couln't find it online)
"The Cape" -Guy Clark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6bZ37nexSY
Coahuila & Texas:
"Useless Desires"- Patty Griffin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQplvOZuZO8
"Prayer For Me In Silence"- Flogging Molly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cotXCdRg1AY
"Bitter End"- Dixie Chicks htt
Of Peninsulas and Palmettos. Meme 21) Pick one or more of your FCs/OCsOf Peninsulas and Palmettos. Meme 24 years ago in Personal More Like This
2) Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your FC/OC
3) Tag 3 people at the end of the quiz
This is a fascinating meme! So TopazRaven wanted to see what my MI was like, and 30Mak30 wanted to see what my SC was like. Here you have it, ladies and gents!
1.) What's your name?
Stevie: Hi, I'm Stephen Gerald Marquette, otherwise known as the State of Michigan.
Rob: I'm Robert Charles Jackson, but you may also call me the magnificent State of South Carolina.
2.) Do you know why you were named that?
Stevie: I guess the Creator was thinking about the God of funkadelic 70's music, Stevie Wonder, President Gerald Ford (Born in NE, but grew up in MI the rest of his life) and Pere Jacques Marquette, who established the first Catholic Missions in my house.
Rob: I'm named after that awesome singer Rob Thomas (Again, born in FL but spent a lot of time growing up in SC), Charles, after my grand jewel of a city, Charleston, and Jackson after President Andrew
Time to make an entry that is less depressingYou're right *boscaresque, it's time to get rid of that last depressing journal and start a new one. Miss MD and I were talking last night on Facebook and we were saying what our areas were like. Herself from a city in KS with 100,000 + people, and myself from a town with 2,000 people. Remember I grew up NEAR Asheville, not in it! The surrounding areas in these mountains are still very rural. There are some county seats with populations in the hundreds. Yes, HUNDREDS because they're so remote! Now the Piedmont and the Coastal Plains are another story entirely. They're the huge population centers! And speaking of population centers, oh my gosh! I forgot to tell that story my cousin told me about this coastal area in the state. She and her husband live down near Wilmington now, and when they first moved there they went to this place called Bird Island. Apparently, there is a nudist resort nearby Whispering Pines http://www.aanr-east.com/t_pages.php?id=98 and some of those nudiTime to make an entry that is less depressing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Great Women of History 1 - HypatiaI was reading through my brother's high school history textbook today, when a thought struck me: I've thumbed through 30 pages, and I haven't seen a SINGLE woman's name. Over 50 percent of the population is female...so why the paucity of historical figures?Great Women of History 1 - Hypatia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And thus I decided to start this mini-journal series, because there were plenty of amazing, influential women in the past. We just don't talk about them much.
Let's begin our story with one of the great minds of antiquity:
Hypatia, The Last Librarian of Alexandria
Imagine a library - the greatest anywhere on the whole surface of the Earth, charged with collecting all of mankind's knowledge. Imagine halls filled floor-to-ceiling with countless texts, perfumed with the stories and discoveries of people from the farthest corners of the globe. Such a library was founded some 300 years before the birth of Christ; it was part of the Museum of Alexandria, a vast research institute in modern day Egypt, which also inclu
Same Face SyndromeExample:Same Face Syndrome3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not a good thing when your characters essentially look like the same person just cosplaying others, y'know? When you have only a few different ways of drawing a face shape, eyes, nose, etc, it's not good ._.
It can be pretty hard to break the habit, expanding your style though. I think I used to struggle with it too myself :\ Though nowadays I like to think I've gotten better '_';; I try pretty hard to draw people with their own unique face.
Anyway, I've seen a LOT of artists, lot of popular ones, who suffer from this and it disappoints me, especially when they've got talent D8 Most of the perpetrators tend to be anime artists, though I've definitely seen anime styles where this isn't the case. Also "same face syndrome" can actually work for certain styles, especially if it's intentional.. Just, I dunno. I think it'll be better for your art in the long run if you're able to make your characters distinguished without ha
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Devious Journal EntryToday I'm probably gonna be drawing a lot, maybe even starting on actually profiles!! If I can come up with a good profile design OTLDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also am surprised out of the almost year I've been on here, nobody has noticed a little design hint in MA.
I made him blonde haired and blue eyed due to the colors on his flag. I even forgot this for a while, but I was digging through some old sketchbooks THE HORROR and saw some notes next to him about it. Good job past me, good job.
I've wanted to write this journal entry on New Years, but I went over a friends house and didn't have the time.
So here we go.
:iconTopazRaven:: Girl, you are one of the best people I have met on here. Without you, I would've probably stayed in my weeb phase for a while. I remember checking my phone in the intermission of an American Idol concert, and seeing two random comments on some of my work. Don't stop being the creep you are
:iconbattyelf: You are an amazing artist, and I can think of what llife would be l
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
Another yearNot much can be said about 2011, it was a sort of lukewarm year for me. I started to use my neglected tumblr, thinking that I wouldn't become addicted...and I did. I have met some amazing people both on that site, and here on DA. Some of those people that I have met this year includes, but not limited to: yesthisismak, TopazRaven, GryGirl8, DrDevone, chibi098, Ember4501, AwesomeLurker, BrochachoNacho, Gryffgirl, Antiloqax, Angeliserrare, boscaresque, brittykittycoco, nannerpenn, and so many more amazing people. I had some terrible things that happened in my family, but we got through it and I'm actually feeling so much better. Thanks for being their for me both HalfEpic and MizuTakishimaAnother year3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I left home for the very first time and found myself in West Virginia for a couple weeks. I found myself and who I am...and I changed for the better. I even got my first serious job in more than a year and a half of being un
Okay so a lot has happenedSince the last time I updated my journal.Okay so a lot has happened3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have two possibilities of getting jobs. With one place I go tomorrow for an interview. And with another place, they are going to call sometime this week about an interview. So things are starting to look up.
As for Stars and Stripes Forever, I'm being iffy about things, as always. But stuff's coming along well, can't complain. I have been reading about Tennessee and Wisconsin a lot. Mainly on account I'm doing TN's profile next, and I'm possibly gonna be working on Wisconsin's at the same time. Lol let's see where that gets me.
Also, today I was thinking about life in general and talking about where my life is going. Well I was talking with my older brother about stuff like this. I told him that I'm comfortable where I am, but at the same time not so comfortable. I finally told him that the only thing I really wanna do with my life, is just road trip America. That is all. Like that is seriously the only thing on my bucket list. Alo
That moment when I try to be consistentGot a couple of books on Early Colonial America and daily life. It's fun reading it, because our eating habits have changed greatly from them. Our day to day activities have changed greatly too. It's really getting me in the mindset of how life was back then. Which is sort of fueling me when it comes to scripting out pages for Sasf. I also got a book on Puritans in New England, and how they lived differently from everyone else. They are...a very odd bunch. Or maybe it's just me.That moment when I try to be consistent3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I have come to the conclusion that I would never wanna live back in that day. Yeah I'm sure the work would put me in shape and all...but I love my time too much XD
Hope school and things like that is going well for you guys. Wish you good luck in your endeavors
Oh and hello new watchers, thank you very much for the support!
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