*EXTREMELY* Old drawings!VERY old drawings
I removed all of the old drawings because they... are ugly and I didn't want them on my front page forever LOL. but this still exists:
And the rest is history
So don't give up hope guys. Whether you're 10, 15, 20, or older, as long as you keep at it, you WILL improve. Look at anatomy books and proper reference, that's something I wish I did more of when I was little. But you guys have SO many resources now! And computer programs galore. I really didn't have the internet at all for 1/5th of my artistic life, and then another 1/5th I just stopped drawing because I gave up. So take use of those resources, look at tutorials on Deviantart, and keep practicing. And mimicry is okay. Just try and branch out and create your own individual style once you get the hang of things!
Good luck everyone I still have a long way to go, too.
Enhancing the quality of your journalsHello, deviants!Enhancing the quality of your journals4 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
Birthday Gifts 2012Birthday 2012Birthday Gifts 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it was my birthday on the 24th, and I got some AMAZING gifts from you guys.. aaah thank you so much for your heartfelt messages, they mean a lot to me! I'm so happy that I can give everyone strength to continue working on their art.
Last year I remember I tried to thank everyone individually for the birthday wishes, but I only got through 1/3rd! ;; So I didn't even try this year since there were twice as many messages..;; I wish I could've. But thank you everyone so so much
If I forgot anyone, PLEASE let me know~!
Happy Birthday Oceanchan by MangaFox156B-Day Gift for Ocean by TheSixofHeartsHBD Ocean by StarryYukiHappy Birthday Ocean ~ by HaileyPie:thumb298206702:desu and pink by harukatsuneHappy Birthday Ocean! by MorwenHelyanwe:thumb298224236::thumb298532218:Magical Girl Ocean! Happy Birthday by Just-SketchHappy Birthday Oceannn!! by J-Mirakuruhappy b day oshan by ppgz2011Katamari Celestia for Oceanchan ::GIFT:: by Itachi-RoxasArrow by Ika-HimeHappy Birthday Oshan by yuukikissHappy Birthday Ocean! by Aki-no-HitsujiZombie Fungus by Aninion:thumb
Toracon 2012 Re-capTora-con 2012Toracon 2012 Re-cap3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hellloooo~~ I'm still at :iconmagicalsakura:'s right now, but we had a lot of fun this weekend!! Thank you to every one who stopped by!!
It was only a two day con so not really super eventful. I'm not sure where to start since... not much even happened.... xD
I'm so scared of the US though. I always have difficulties traveling through the border because of what happened before (if you don't know, then you do not need to). The US just scares me a lot! Apparently you can buy guns at Wal-mart? Re...really? ;;;;;; (I saw them there.)
I like Canada a lot better. ;;;
The AA in Tora-con was crowded as FUQ. They always seem to mess it up some how. Last year it was in three seperate rooms completely, this year there was no walking space at all, and the dealers room was really spacious. What the hell. Oh well, they're still only a 2,000 people con I guess.
I didn't buy too much. I need all of my money for printing at AN/AX, and food, rent, etc... crai.
I DID get on
50 Poses Challenge (Closed)50 Poses Challenge (Closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
School has been ridiculously busy.. I'm very sorry Aya14000, BabySponge178, TehLegendofcool and AnimeOtaku6, but I'm afraid you will need to wait for a while longer for the pictures. Thanks for being patient with me
Also, I'm planning to use 6 of the sketches for my AP Drawing Portfolio, with characters by: ElPerdedor, SketchesInMinutes, SkiM-ART, Mike16r, ppgrainbow and MiyuKyuu. Please send me a message if you are NOT OK with me using these pictures. It's for schoolwork so the only people who are seeing it are the AP markers
You can find your picture in this Photobucket folder: http://s1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd370/annsquare/Pose%20Challenge%20Upload/
I also replied to a few people whose pose reference file either isn't appropriate (eg. photography, other artist's painting, etc.), has a broken link, or that needs to be changed to another pose. Please check your inbox or
2012 Conventions & Wips2012 Conventions2012 Conventions & Wips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi again, guys <3 Lol, so soon.
I thought I'd just update with some cons I'll be attending this year!! (In the artist alleys). Ones with *s are confirmed.
-Anime North 2012 (May 25th-27th) *
-Atomic Lollipop 2012 (July 14th-15th)
-Otakuthon 2012 (August 3rd-5th)
-Fan Expo 2012 (August 23rd-26th)
And heres some wips for this year's prints. >v
Contest Time- Win 600 points easily!!CONTEST TIMEContest Time- Win 600 points easily!!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Aim: DRAW MY ORIGINAL CHARACTER(OC), prosaix-chan
A Feature in my journal
A feature in my journal
Here are some of her main features and these are the only things you have to worry about getting right:
(i) Hourglass figure
(ii)Banging bikini bod
(iii)Rose shaped belly button
Yes she's very like me. Anyway, you don't have to include all of these in, just make sure that if you're including a body part it has the correct features. (It can be in any medium. Digital paintings, traditional, pixelling. All you have to do is draw my OC. )
Disclaimer: By participating in this contest, could you please allow me to reupload your entry on my prosaix-chan account(This isn't compulsory. If you don't want me to it's fine). You'll be credited. Prizes might decrease from 600 to 500 if there are barely any entries!
Also If you want to offer a prize, note me or c
Site Update: Sta.sh Visual RefreshIn 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: Sta.sh Visual Refresh3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sta.sh Visual Refresh
Today we have released a visual refresh of Sta.sh, deviantART's upload and publishing platform, giving it a cleaner, more modern look. One of the most apparent things you'll notice is a major change in the header, which is now white, to match the rest of Sta.sh. In addition, when viewing something in another user's Sta.sh, the topbar will display their icon and username, to indicate that you are in their Sta.sh and not your own.
In addition, we've made
Site Update: New Sta.sh Writer ToolbarIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing 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: New Sta.sh Writer Toolbar3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Sta.sh Writer Toolbar
Formatting in Sta.sh Writer just got easier! Check out the brand new Writer toolbar, which includes new functionality such as adding lists, links, and text alignment! Though these formatting styles worked in the previous version of Writer, they could only be used if you manually typed in the HTML or copy and pasted from another application.
Oh, and we have an exciting new feature coming next week!
SHO-YOU: The Art of Magical Artists CONTESTSHO-YOU: The Art of Magical ArtistsSHO-YOU: The Art of Magical Artists CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone~! <3 I will be taking part in helping judge Lolisoup's upcoming e-art book contest, "SHO-YOU: The Art of Magical Artists" where the point is to draw yourself as your "magical self"!! So things like magical girls and boys~!
Please keep in mind a am only a JUDGE and I'm not running the contest, I am only helping promote it. Any questions you have should be take to Lolisoup directly.
All info can be seen here!: http://tenty-hime.deviantart.com/journal/SHO-YOU-The-Art-of-Magical-Artists-303582190
There is also a Tumblr: http://sho-you.tumblr.com/
And a Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/234166293360688/
Good luck everyone, I look forward to seeing all your entries! And helping spread the word of this contest would be great too ^7^
Sho-You will be an e-artbook released in September 2012 featuring stunning artwork from the best manga and anime artists within the online community. The
Site Update: The New Submission ProcessIn 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: The New Submission Process2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The New Submission Process
DeviantART is proud to announce a new way to submit and share your art. Our new submission process is powered by Sta.sh, our portable creative studio, making it quicker, easier, and more streamlined to submit art than ever before!
Read more >>
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Florida Trip Pics! [Image heavy]Florida Pics!Florida Trip Pics! [Image heavy]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So as you guys might know I was in Florida for a little while, 11 days to be exact I think! \o/ My parents just retired, so they're going to start going there every year. Maybe next year if there's a con during that time, maybe I can squeeze that in too, who knows.
Speaking of cons, I *WILL* be at Anime Expo this year in LA!! So exciting!! I've never been ;v; I'm tabling with MagicalSakura. I look forward to seeing everyone!!
More about Florida~~ I took a TON of pics but honestly I just have too many to upload lol. So I'm just uploading a portion(below). Tbh for the most part we just chilled, it wasn't a 24/7 party. First week was mostly enjoying the weather and getting used to the place we were staying in. My parents lived about a 10 minute drive from the beach with oyster shacks and tons of places to eat and drink (one night we practically went beach bar hopping).
I have been to Punta Cana before, so I guess when I went to Florida I was expecting s
Literature Improvements, Emoticon SidebarToday we're bringing you several improvements to your experience with literature and Journals on deviantART!Literature Improvements, Emoticon Sidebar3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Updates to Literature Appearance
We've made some changes to the way literature and Journals display on deviantART. In order to provide a more unified experience, we've updated the format of literature deviations and Journals to better display your text, as well as to optimize the reading experience for your readers!
In addition to the updated background, we've made sure that familiar tools for readers have been retained with the new layout. Readers can change the background from light to dark, enlarge the text, and more, using the buttons presented at the top of each literature deviation.
Try it out: You can give this feature a try by going to BeccaJS's Biscui
Introducing the deviantART Twitter NetworkGet daily inspirational artwork delivered straight to your Twitter feed! Even when you're away from deviantART, you can stay inspired while keeping a pulse on the deviantART community. DeviantART's Twitter Network is a series of Twitter profiles that tweet recently popular deviations in specific categories.Introducing the deviantART Twitter Network4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The deviantART Twitter Network
Cartoons & Comics
Follow the categories you're most interested in or follow them all!
How it works
These accounts tweet recently popular deviations in a given categor
I Have Seen The Future and It Is Retro!Over the past month, the deviantART community has been hard at work creating thousands of t-shirt designs for our latest Design Challenge, Retro Future: The Future That Never Was. Today, we are happy to announce the 75 semi-finalists, from which two winning designs will be chosen! Each of the winning designers will receive $1,500, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt will be featured for sale in the deviantWEAR shop.I Have Seen The Future and It Is Retro!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The entries below represent the 75 most voted-for qualifying entries. A portion of entries that were some of the top voted have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the Official Terms or contained unlicensed third-party content. There were also several designers who had multiple designs make the top 75. As our Official Terms state, only on
Giving Your Stacks an IntroductionHello Again Beta FolkGiving Your Stacks an Introduction3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
As promised we have more exciting updates for you
This time we have a new feature in Sta.sh land for you to try out!
Introduce your stack to the world
A few weeks ago we released shareable stacks allowing you to share an entire folder of your Sta.sh with others rather than having to share each image separately.
Well now we're giving you the ability to describe your stack and give it a bit of an introduction to them, whether you're asking for opinions on which photos from a recent photo shoot you should publish to your gallery or simply showing some unfinished sketches of masterpieces in the working
Now you can quickly and easily share stacks of almost anything!
Yet more to come!
Yes we still have even more features waiting in the wings for you, so keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks
Found a problem?
If you find any bugs with creating descrip
New Sta.sh File and Edit MenusHey Beta FolkNew Sta.sh File and Edit Menus3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We've got a great update to Sta.sh for you all to have a look at
To make managing your Sta.sh easer we've added File and Edit menus into the Sta.sh header
What do the new File and Edit Menus do?
With the new file and edit menus we aim to make managing your Sta.sh a whole lot easier.
The two menus make existing functions like the renaming and merging of Sta.sh items into a stack easily accessible as well as adding in "Select All" and "Import to Sta.sh Writer" allowing you to easily create a blog of sketches for your newest creations in writer, straight out of Sta.sh!
Help Make Sta.sh Better!
If you have any feedback or suggestions, make sure you leave a comment, we love to hear your opinion
If you encounter any bugs, remember to send us a bug report in the "Sta.sh Menus" project and we'll do our best to get it fixed up as soon as we can
Site Update: Prints, Group Journal Editing to BetaIn 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: Prints, Group Journal Editing to Beta3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Prints Integration on Deviation Pages (Beta Testers Only)
Today we're bringing you an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple, straightforward, and encouraging.
Commission PricesI don't accept points.Commission Prices4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I only accept payments through PayPal.
If you don't have a DA account and wish to contact me about a commission,
email me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nohbodysangel Icon Commission by steffneMitsu-muffin icon by steffneelectric-mermaid icon by steffneMiyabi-chann icon commission by steffneViturinnfox icon by steffneLink Icon Free Use Zelda by steffne
Steffne Circus Costume by steffneFairy-kei by steffne
I don't think I'd offer pictures with detailed backgrounds
unless the person was very persistent and was willing to pay extra,
I always take foreverrrr on backgrounds x__x
Here are some features from shiropanda's gallery ^__^
Dress up Rilakkuma by shiropandaInterstellar Friends by shiropandaGym leader Whitney by shiropandaCandy Pretzels by shiropanda
My most recent gifts that my lovely friends and watchers have made for me
Sugar Sweet by shiropandaRolo and Twinkie by Mitsu-MuffinChibi Steffne by Mitsu-Muffin:thumb
Site Update: Literature Thumbs, Sta.sh SubmitIn 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: Literature Thumbs, Sta.sh Submit2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Change to Literature Preview Images
Preview images for literature deviations are now placed within a scrolling literature thumb. In the past, any preview image a deviant set would take the place of the scrolling literature thumb, making it difficult to distinguish visual art thumbnails and literature thumbnails.
This change allows for a more uniform thumbnail appearance around the site while also ensuring that each artist is still able to comfortably represent their work.
Contest Time!!! (Win a 1 year Sub)So as I mentioned in the previous journal, I really want to hold a contest. This contest is extremely broad, so anyone can enter!!Contest Time!!! (Win a 1 year Sub)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconastrawberryplzraw any of my OCs, either as best friends, couples, or even siblings! you can create your own outfits or use mine For couples maybe a simple day out, a dramatic scene, or even a fairytale! If its friends maybe theyre hanging out, or trying on clothes, whatever you come up with! It doesnt have to be in color, and comic pages and charms are accepted!!!!! I'd love to see what you come up with.
:iconastrawberryplz:Nothing perverted or creepy lol.
:iconastrawberryplz: Be sure to properly address each character's specific personality. Strangely, with the female characters- Pay close attention to each of the socks and shoes they wear
FRIENDSHIP CONTEST - CLOSED JUDGING STARTEDNOTE 2: LATE ENTRIES NO LONGER ACCEPTED! IdoodleChibis and I will begin judging now. Winners should be up within a week.FRIENDSHIP CONTEST - CLOSED JUDGING STARTED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: Contest closed! I will be accepting late entries for up to two days from now, since I understand we all have different time zones.
Hullo there! This is magiiipoo and IdoodleChibis calling out to you all about a brand new contest where you can WIN great prizes!
So what have you got to do? Well IdoodleChibis and I have some Oc's we'd love to see drawn in YOUR style. That's right, its as easy as that!
So who have you got to draw?
idoodlechibis Bullet by Pastel-BunBunMilo and Nikkamagycal Bullet Commish by Pastel-BunBun
idoodlechibis Bullet by Pastel-BunBunMore of Miloidoodlechibis Bullet by Pastel-BunBun
AT: Milo by Kash-PhiaMilo by IdoodleChibisChibi of 2012 by nanako87Little Miss Milo by IdoodleChibis:thumb336198907:PC: Milo by TakkuNoTori
Download a Stack in a ZipHey FolksDownload a Stack in a Zip3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Quick update to Sta.sh for you to try out
You can now download an entire stack all at once in an easy to access .zip file
So how does it work?
Upload images into a stack or group images already in your Sta.sh into a stack
Share your stack with anyone who you want to see it
They will then be able to download all the images in the stack by simply pressing the "Download All" link at the bottom of the page
Whether you're sharing your stock images, collaborating on a piece with friends or simply want a quick and easy way to get to your files from a different location it can now be done even faster and with one click of a button
Give it a try
We want to make sure that everything is working smoothly and that there are no hiccups when downloading the zip files.
Try adding some files to a stack then downloading them and make sure that all the correct files are present and correct
If you do fin
What to do if a website steals your art/game/IPJust thought maybe this could help other people! T_T I've gotten my stuff stolen a bunch of times and it is very annoying. I am just summarising in this journal what I do when someone takes my stuff.What to do if a website steals your art/game/IP3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Useful links (the forms are taken from these really helpful websites!):
Step one: Find out who the admin is, and their contact information. Also find out if a company is hosting their website.
The website should have a "contact us" page, where you can find email addresses, contact forms, and they might also have a copyright policy page. Find out their email and how to contact them. You can also use http://www.whois.sc/ to search for the registered owner of the webpage, sometimes.
In my case, the company was trying to market my game on the An
Site Update: More Like This, Enhanced BrowsingIn 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: More Like This, Enhanced Browsing3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Like This (Beta)
DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.