Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!Happy Thursday!Thursday: Random Phrase Art Contest!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving last week, and are rested up and ready for an art contest this week! Using a random phrase generator, your task is to make a piece of art depicting your random phrase!
Here's how to participate:
Use this random phrase generator to get a random two-word phrase. It's best to use the first one that comes up, but you may choose another.
Draw this phrase, depict it in a photograph, or write about it! Any medium is accepted. However this phrase inspires you, we want to see it!
Be sure to include your random phrase in the description of your piece! Without this, we won't be able to properly judge your piece. It's also helpful to indicate that your entry is for :dev
one year membership to winner of eventahoyone year membership to winner of event3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i know what some of you may think here, "well, my skill level isn't going to win me anything here"
my friend, that is not the case in this event. ALL entries will be have the same amount of chance, the final winner is not based on how well the drawing or writing is done. the winner will be RANDOM. you are asked to do your best because you owe it to yourself for a good piece of work. The final piece will remain your own property, im just trying to get some activities going here. XD
you need to do one of the following to quality as an entry.
1. a drawing of a lamia in any media (traditional, digital, photo-manip, also welcome)
2. a short story involving a lamia. preferably no longer than 1 page.
there are a few versions of the lamia monster, what i am looking for is the one that is top half human, and lower half snake. now most of these are portrayed as female, but if you are up to it, feel free to make a male one.
also regarding the hair, you are free to make it snake hair or norma
Anorexia Nervosa“Anorexia isn't about being fat, it's about having fat.” ― Caroline Kettlewell, Skin GameAnorexia Nervosa2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anorexia nervosa has the highest rate of mortality of any psychological disorder.
The literal meaning of the word “anorexia” is the lack of appetite. However, people with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa do not, in fact, lose their appetite at all. Anorexia nervosa is most closely characterized by a person’s extreme reduction of food intake—starving themselves to become thin. Not only is this a serious health condition, but it’s a severe psychiatric disorder as well. Those who have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and an unhealthy obsession with having a thin body. People affected by this disorde
CONTEST ENDEDIT: The Contest has reached its end. As soon as Tuka and I have time, we'll get on the judgement :3 thank you all for the entries, I didn't expect so manyCONTEST END3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone who has entered can publish their entry now, if you want.
[EDIT]: Two more rules added.
:icontukathewolf: and I decided to host a contest :iconyeahplz:
NOT an art contest!
It's going to be a writing contest.
Write a short story to our pony-OCs Ragtag and Shooting Star.
Whatever ideas you may have. Slice of life, an adventure, at the gala, filly-stories, anything you want.
No Gore or violence!
No Shipping!! Except for those that have been established in the story
Ragtag and Shooting Star HAVE to be in the story, and you can choose whether any of their friends or their parents shall appear.
Does Morality Have a Place in the Modern World?Many would answer: Well, that depends. The common view of what morality means might differ from person to person. This begs the question then: What exactly is morality? One dictionary definition is this: "A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct."* That is an admittedly broad definition of morality. Perhaps then, the larger question might be this: Who gets to set the standards as to "right and wrong conduct?" First, let's examine one aspect of morality - sexual morality. The world we live in is changing rapidly as to sexual mores. Do you have doubts about this? Please question your grandparents or some other trusted senior, ask them if they feel societal views on sexuality have changed dramatically from the time they were in school. You might be surprised by the answer. Not too many decades ago, the idea of living together without being married was frowned upon by society and was labeled as "living in sin." HomDoes Morality Have a Place in the Modern World?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art Raffle! [CLOSED]Since I just recently got my 4000th watcher, I though I do an Art-Raffle!Art Raffle! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The price will be one ballpoint drawing with a character of your choice:
Rules to participate:
1. You have to comment on this journal (I will give you your number then)
2. You have to fave this journal
3. You have to watch me
You can get one extra number if you promote the Raffle in your own journal and give others the chance to join, too
Also, please be fair and don't use second accounts to get better chances. I will take a look at each account to be sure of it's activity
I will use RANDOM.ORG to generate the winners on the 30 April.
Winner is Nr. 42, benybing
1000 Animated Micro-series Kickstarter!1000 Animated Micro-series Kickstarter!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is it! Without further fanfare I'd like to introduce you to a project that I've been brewing with greenestreet and jeffreylai since October of last year. It's an animated micro-series focused on delivering quality action animation.
A Kickstarter for the series called "1000."
That's me speaking on the voice-over.
(Also, I'm the thinnest guy in the video. Shows how much I've been working lately...)
I'm playing the role of animation director and can definitely say that I'm nervous and excited about where this thing could go!
Here's one small taste of what just one of us (i.e. :iconjeffreylai is capable of:
We have lots of incentives ready and waiting should you pledge and support.
Go here for the Kickstarter page and thanks for taking the time to check out what we're up to:
List of people who take OC/Hex/Reskin requestsFor those of you who can't bother to read the whole journal, contact someone on the list provided below if you want to make a requestList of people who take OC/Hex/Reskin requests2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is another non-emergency public announcement brought to you by your beloved
Leaderstaff. Just in case anyone else is feeling like running to the emergency exits, be advised, we planted bear traps around them so that you will stay here and read this announcement.
We, the administration, have been discussed another topic related to this group. Namely, that people keep ignoring the General Info panel, ignore the List of people who take hex/reskin/OC requests, and jump straight to the comments to ask for an OC.
Just to clarify, we do not have anything against you, people, and you shouldn't feel bad about itNo longer the case.
So! In order to clear up the front page, and keep all request comments in a place where people will actually pay attention to them, we've decided to
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.5Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
Part 4, Objective: Character and Story Building: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-4-354965190
The first thing I had to do was create a sample. What would the pages look like? What is a Killbook?
In the story, before Gabriel breaks out of Level-9, he is introduced to an "Agent-O, a character that gives Gabriel the documents needed to begin this revenge quest. Inside of the documents are bios and information on all of the characters Gabriel will meet/team-up with/or kill.
Well, I didn't just want to show boring documents, I wanted to add life
new websiteIt's been online for two days already Xd but I forgot to update here XD ( don't go much on lately)new website3 years ago in Personal More Like This
my webiste POISONCAGE: http://www.poisoncage.com has a whole new layout.
I hope I make everything more clear for everyone and less confuse with the menu ^_^ I removed a lot of things especially fanarts and some drawings and flele etc ^^ let me know if something is broken :3
Collection: Life on MarsCollection: Life on Mars9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Life on Mars
As the next planet over that visiting wouldn’t be all that difficult (Venus being way too hot), especially after our trips to our own moon, Mars has always held a special attraction for our science fiction writers and illustrators. In fact, the comic book and the paperback novel are media in which fiction and art have formed a bond like no other in which the exterior presentation (the cover art) for the artform itself (the sci-fi novel’s text) is often of equal importance, creating a combined force, in serving the narrative. Mars may ultimately become a forward military outpost defending against invading aliens, or prime real estate for hu
Friday Feature : WoW RefreshSo, World of Warcraft is updating its characters, and whether you play WoW or not, it's kind of a big deal.Friday Feature : WoW Refresh2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As games age, technology moves forward. Developers can do better work faster and with a lot more wiggle room in terms of Tech requirements, and during the lifespan of a successful MMO, adjustments need to be made. Most companies in the MMO market have not lasted long enough to truly require these changes, but Blizzard has. Like them or not, they are a company that cares about consistent and coherent art. As new updates get pushed out the door, the old work starts to look worse and worse, and the overall look of the game begins to suffer. Thankfully, Blizzard has injected a bit of life into its tired old starting races.
While this update might not bring back the people who left WoW, it will certainly make the existing players a lot happier, and provide us with some inspiration for our own work.
Save the Boob-plate!The reason for making this journal entry is because there is something that has been on my mind since the past three months. And not on my mind alone as it seems more artists are confronted with the same thing I'm about to say. While in most cases time dissipates the issue in my mind this time it is something that keeps bugging me over and over again to a point it irritates the hell out of me. Afterall it is a hot topic that has gone completely viral for many months now.Save the Boob-plate!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal entry is all about judgmental journalism, offended-by-design opinionators and the fearsome white knights that the first two bring in its wake. Surely this is something that has existed since the first written word on the internet, and for as long men could express their thoughts behind a pseudonym charade.
Recent events and a large exposure to unhealthy criticism had gotten me thinking and checking with my fellow artists. I'm sure people will say that as an artist we should learn how to deal with harsh and
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
Fluttershy's Special FriendThe animated bits I made for the Critic's Ghost Rider Review:Fluttershy's Special Friend1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Doug is not a Brony
How to Become a Memorable and Valuable DA MemberThis is a compilation of relatively easy steps to not only become "popular" but more importantly, become a sort of "asset" to DA. Inspire and encourage your fellow artists; SPREAD THE LOVE!How to Become a Memorable and Valuable DA Member4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many artists start their Devious Journey with the mindset that they will acquire Internet Fame.
Usually in the form of:
1. Thousands of adoring fans
2. Turning a profit from your hobby
My (let's call it) "Tutorial" will not show you how to con or manipulate people. I will simply show you how, with perseverance and kindness, you can attain valuable friends, an understanding of yourself(and your art), and irreplaceable golden memories!
Seem too good to be TRUE? Nonsense! All this is within each of our grasps.
It may take longer for some than others, but one can not achieve success without a little elbow grease.
List of people who take requests and commissions:iconpony-commissions: is a great resource for commissions of all types, however, some people want and/or need show-style, vector artwork. Sorting through the group is tedious. The purpose of this list is to have an easy place for people to go to commission the type of vectors which can get in this group's gallery.List of people who take requests and commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To get on the list you need to be a member of the club. Exceptions can be made, so if you'd like to be on the list and aren't a member, send us a note with examples of your work.
You don't have to take a lot of requests or commissions to be on the list, you can be as choosy as you wish.
This list is semi-permanent, if you'd like to be on it you can ask us at any time.
We ask that you keep your blurb up-to-date, and notify us if/when you decide to stop taking requests/commissions. We will periodically ask if you still want to be on the list if we don't hear from you for several (6) months.
To get on the list:
When inspiration is far to be found...We all get these anoying times when we really want to make something cool, get inspired and work that magic. We see everyone around us (online) do it, but how come we are not?When inspiration is far to be found...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So we look for ways to get inspired, we ask around, find these usual answers: go watch a film, listen to music.. take a walk...
But even when we do that, we still end up stuck most of the time.
Part of the solution is knowing WHY we get stuck and this is my theory.
ADT - Attention Deficit Trait.
'Experiencing an inner frenzy of distractability, impatience, difficulty in setting priorities, staying focused and managing time. Those are our biggest enemies as they all end up cluttering your head and keeping you from spending quality focused time on a singular topic.
Everything we do now a days is based around multitasking and it is giving us a constant overdose of information. Let me elaborate.
How many of you travel daily by public transport and don't look away
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews )
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
fave this journal...
well, that's all
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from random.org
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck
I hope you like my newest one:
+ my latest:
9 Warning signs of an amateur artist...I just found this article through a random google search that was unrelated to the topic, but I read it and it was a bit of a shock... because pretty much every bad sign on the list is something I'm extensively guilty of!9 Warning signs of an amateur artist...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The original article is here: http://skinnyartist.com/9-warning-signs-of-an-amateur-artist/
And here is also a copy/paste to keep around in my journal so I have this here as a reminder of how I need to revise my attitude from top to bottom:
9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist
Are you a “Professional” Artist?
I’m not talking about if you have a corporate sponsorship or whether or not you are earning the big bucks. I’m not even talking about quitting your day job, if
Friendship is Magic--The Night the Magic DiedUpdate, August 15th, 2014Friendship is Magic--The Night the Magic Died3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The final installment, pages 135 and 136, are here. Thank you all for sticking with me to the end.
P.S. Happy Birthday, sis! :icongoldeenherself:
If you are enjoying The Night the Magic Died, here are some other comics you might enjoy:
:icontheironwizard: A collaboration between myself and my sister, :iconagent-elrond:, that we started in 2,005, and finished in 2,010
:iconangeldevilmanga: A dark-fantasy comic by my sister, :iconagent-elrond:. It is absolutely amazing. Go check it out, now. Seriously.
Also, follow me on twitter! My handle is @Eroffie.
See you around the internet!
Pictures drawn by some very sweet people. Go show them some love!
About this project (Original Entry Posted on August 2nd, 2012):
On a whim, sometime a little over a year ago, I discovered and watched a
Whatever Happened to SpongebobNo I'm not talking about that episode; I'm talking about the show. I'm genuinely curious as to what happened to the Nicktoon Spongebob Squarepants over the past ten years. It went from a charming and funny show to one of the most mean-spirited, disgusting, and perverse shows that currently exists. Rebeltaxi99, a popular cartoon reviewer always says that people are complaining that the new episodes aren't as good. That's not true. The episodes are HORRIBLE. They have ranged from annoying to vile to cruel. A drop in quality would mean that we've gone from shining stars to plain mediocrity. Instead we've gone from episodes about selling chocolate bars door-to-door to episodes featuring a grotesque infected splinter and episodes making fun of suicide. I need to know how this happened, how it was allowed to happen, and more importantly--could this happen again?Whatever Happened to Spongebob1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, let's get the facts out of the way. From the very beginning, Spongebob was Nickelodeon's most popular show. It got