Man, what did I doSo I uploaded this as a curiosity and sudden realization
And my god, when I saw this afternoon the response, like 400+ comments? A hot debate I created about beauty, being natural or not. I kinda feel like a troll
But on to the point,
Please, I just want to say before anyone jumps into conclusions, I am neutral on the matter.
I don't care if wearing make-up is good or bad, or makes you look better or worse.
I'm just stating the obvious; people can be transformed by make-up.
My purpose of this is to actually show make-up is another form of ART, and to me, being the most important tool in my work, makes wonders.
Sometimes being natural is boring (NOT ugly I say), and my goal is to create characters that can't exist but are born and molded from my head to you by makeup. And they are not always beautiful, not to me. But I don't care.
I don't know if any of you get it, what I'm trying to say, or if it makes any sense.
But whatever, thought I had to say it. :
Important + Kiriban is CLOSE!Hi!Important + Kiriban is CLOSE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
No time, photo of myself will be posted soon and kiriban 833 333 is extremely close.
Today no photos, I need to share important thing!
People, it is spring and wild animals have babies.
PLEASE! If you find some baby animals in the wild, do NOT come close to them, and ABSOLUTELY do NOT touch them!
Baby animals often seem to be abandoned, but in fact, they do what they are supposed to do: they hide in the grass without moving, waiting for their mother, who is in fact close to them. Baby deers, baby rabbits and another animals do NOT stay with their moms all the time! Their moms feed themselves and then they come to their babies to feed them with milk.
IF YOU TOUCH THOSE BABIES, mothers are scared by human scent, leaving the babies to die!
Every year, workers of all stations for handicated animals are sad and frustrated, because people bring baby animals to them, saying ,,I found this baby deer in grass, it was so alone." If those people saw those babies and went away without touching
The devil just sold me his soul.How ironic.The devil just sold me his soul.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)Some more informational materials I've written:Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PSA about taxes
Solution to commission chargebacks
Tracing on DA
Get stolen art removed
Note: This post is primarily for US-based artists.
With all of the scamming that's going on recently, it's becoming more and more important to vet your buyer to ensure they are who they say they are on their PayPal account. It's no mystery that PayPal doesn't care about their sellers, and even less about sellers who sell digital content. An unauthorized transaction dispute can
Few words about art-thieves.Hi!Few words about art-thieves.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My dear watchers, I really appreciate your support when it comes to fight against art-thieves.
But I bet there are also many people whose thoughs can be interpretted like "why is she so hysterical about it?". Some people say, that the fact, that some photo is worth stealing, is a kind of compliment.
Ok, so let me present my point.
At first: why am I so unhappy about reposting of photos?
Because, pals, if somebody just reposts a photo without any change, it just gives totally open space to other people who would find the photos on his/her blog, taking it and posting it themselves. And because the first person did not credit the original author, they also do not credit the creator. The more people do that, the more times the photo is reposted. Always without credit. Sooner or later, it becomes a kind of "public" property and original author has almost no chance to effect this situation.
Do you know this photo? Honestly, EVERYBODY knows it. But do you know original author? Do you
pro tip: me.deviantart.comwe have this cool feature that may not be very well known...pro tip: me.deviantart.com4 years ago in Personal More Like This
if you go to me.deviantart.com you will land on the profile page of the account you're currently logged into.
(if you aren't logged into any account, to our frontpage you go)
it even works with any profile sub-page, like me.deviantart.com/journal/ or .../prints/ or .../gallery/ etc. which will direct the clicker to their own journal or store or gallery.
your newest deviation? me.deviantart.com/latest/
neat and simple, right? we originally implemented that to make it easier for us to link deviants to their own pages in our FAQs, but of course anyone can use it.
sadly it can be and is being abused, too.
you may have seen those stupid "worst artist on deviantart [link]" signatures, which upon clicking the link take you to your own profile.
while you may be lead to believe that you are being targeted by such half-witted prankster, simply hovering over that link and taking a glance at your br
Do you love werewolves?If you love werewolves like I do, you really should be a part of this: http://www.indiegogo.com/Freeborn-The-MovieDo you love werewolves?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the Freeborn project, a revolution in movie making and in werewolf films in general. I have been a part of The Pack since the beginning (I was the eighth person to sign up on The Pack forums back in 2004) and have been cheering Anthony on ever since. I, too, had given up hope of this ever seeing film, but it's back! I really think Anthony has a shot now of making this happen. But he needs all of our help. Please visit the link above and watch the video there. If you have no idea what Freeborn is, you should watch this video as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmwMRziIHj0 In fact, you should probably just subscribe to the YouTube channel and watch everything there: http://www.youtube.com/user/FreebornTheMovie
Or better yet, you should just come and join the Pack message boards: http://w
Everyone refunded! ETSY SCAM ALERT THIS IS A WARNING FOR EVERYONE WHO SELLS THEIR OWN ART OR GOODS! Although the scam took place through Etsy anyone can be a target!Everyone refunded! ETSY SCAM ALERT9 months ago in Personal More Like This
And probably the last because there's great news! EVERYONE who got scammed is getting their money refunded! I didn't get a personal email but I checked my account and yes, it looks like I get the remaining $160 back as well INCLUDING the chargeback costs PayPal charged me.
Although it'll take time to get over this terrible dilemma and build trust again, especially for the artists who almost lost a grand deal of money and need it badly and might still be dealing with the aftereffects, this is certainly a victory to be celebrated at the moment! If it were
=============> CALENDAR 2012!!!Hello, people!=============> CALENDAR 2012!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I submitted new photocalendar for 2012 - it features 12 high quality photos of animals
I hope you will enjoy it
You can download the calendar for free (I just hope somebody will like to donate few USD to my email@example.com paypal account, so I can visit more ZOOs), or you can buy official dA version
I just ask: please, fav the calendar, so I can spread it
If you inform your friends or watchers, it would be helpful too!
Here you can see, WHICH photos are included in the calendar - they are, of course, WITHOUT that watermark!
Self-injury Awareness Day: March 1stSelf-injury Awareness Day: March 1st3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD)
Today is Self-injury Awareness Day. While every day it would be utterly wonderful if people could spread awareness, the reality is there is still so much stigma surrounding self-harm and not enough people understand how truly devastating it can be. People don't really want to discuss it, and it's easier to ignore rather than except that someone might feel so unhappy that they feel the need to hurt themselves to cope.
Here, we've included some popular questions people often wonder about self-harm. Hopefully it'll help erase some confusion and help understanding around the subject.
"Whether people have deep wounds or slight injuries, the problem they represent should always be taken very seriously. The size of the wound isn't a measure of the size of the conflict inside."
Seriously, people? And wolves - PHOTOS!Hi!Seriously, people? And wolves - PHOTOS!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been always curious about the number of people, who look at my journals. And new style of "favable" journals could finally show it to me. I was interested - when I post a journal, I usually have some + 400 views on my profile page. So I expected to have some 400 views on my last journals, which would confirm, that 400 persons read it. But it got some 6 000 views! it is MUCH more than my photos usually have! I can not believe this number is correct... I was told that the journal appeared in some dA news section, but I am not sure if that is a reason, because I had no special pageviews, just regular + 400, which is typical for a day, when I post a journal. I think that new visitors, who would be attracted by a journal, would probably (at least small part of them) visit my page, so I would have bigger number of pageviews
So this is a mystery, really...
As I said, I like my photo journals and I consider them my "trade mark", something which differs me from anot
About StrawmenAlright a couple of things...About Strawmen3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I'm getting really tired of people assuming that every character I create has to be a 1:1 representation of something. Be it a strawman, a mary sue, or whatever. I didn't have this problem before I started working on SYAC, but I have a feeling it's because I earned a bad reputation early on.
In some of the earliest SYAC comics (done almost a year ago I might add) I had my character arguing against broad representations of "fans." They were the closest thing I've ever done to a strawman comic and I realized right away how negative and petty it was. I stopped doing them, but by that point I fear the damage was already done. I had made a bad first impression, and first impressions are the most important.
Ever since then whenever a new character pops up in SYAC, people assume they must be a representation of something. Curmudgeonly Carl? He must represent hatred of fine artists. Persistent Pam? She must represent haters. Tenko? He must represent hat
I am on... someone's skin.I am on... someone's skin.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is a first.
(makes jokes about getting under your skin)
The Price of ArtThis journal entry has been in my mind for awhile, and now with having posted the article about artists deserving respect as paid professionals I think its time to give you my perspective on this.The Price of Art6 years ago in Personal More Like This
What determines the price of art? What is art worth? Is it really worth anything? Why should people buy art?
First of all, the major point in all of this is that the price of art is completely subjective, meaning that its value is mainly determined by the person viewing it. The second part of the value of artwork is determined by the cost of materials, and the cost of the artists time, as well as how in demand their work is. Then there are different price scales for Fine Artists, Graphic Artists, Illustrators, Freelance Artists, Web Designers, etc. All of these factors add up to the price of artwork.
For my purposes, I will discuss Fine Art and Illustration, which is what I am most familiar with.
With fine art, the
dear dA: age is irrelevantthis recent deviantart poll "At what age does an artist have the most artistic freedom?" is a condescending and narrow-minded question.dear dA: age is irrelevant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
often i see people have opinions about age and how it relates to art. some say that they are too young or too old to do one thing or the other.
well, i have not been on this planet very long, i can't speak for everyone and everyone's circumstances are different. but i will say this.
you are alive. and since you are, there is nothing that can stop you from your freedom to express yourself through art or anything that you have a passion for - especially your age.
don't let anyone's preconceived notions about your social status stop you from doing something that is so much bigger.
a blank canvas doesn't care how old you are, where you came from or what inspires you. you will always be able to fill it with what inspires you no matter what.
New KIRIBAN is close + animals - PHOTOSHi,New KIRIBAN is close + animals - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
here comes a new kiriban - catch my 677 777 pageviews, if you want to win a feature! and do not forget to send me a printscreen as a proof via note kiriban is VERY close, so if you want to try to catch it, it is the right time
(sorry, no feature for porn or animal abuse ;D)
Next time I will post last part of Lagoon PHOTOreport
Gallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 2Galleries MonthGallery Descriptions: Traditional Art, part 28 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This sub-gallery is for three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions, made by putting together found objects not generally thought of as art materials.
Two-dimensional works made of a combination of other forms, often including photographs, newspaper clippings, or any other type of object which can easily be glued down.
An artistic genre of three-dimensional works, that branching from sculpture, are more about the concept than the form. They are usually designed for a specific site, but can be mobile, to transform how the space is viewed.
The sand of time by Mr-Goblin
Dignity of lions - PHOTOSHiiiiii!Dignity of lions - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh my, I am so tired, as I am not used to move that much XD so that everyday's excercising makes me sleep until 1 or 2 PM XD well, I should mention that I go to bed at 5 AM or so, but still, that's a LOT of sleeping!
Hurray, lions! This journal is dedicated to Svenimal and amrodel, who love lions
There is a family of Barbary lions Lily and imon and their cubs Mark and Éta and there are two adult females Gina and Buzeta, who are imon's sisters and who inhabit neighbouring exhibit I like imon, he is wonderful young male with amazing dark and huge mane, but he is also very gentle and patient father and protective partner
All photos were taken in ZOO Olomouc yesterday.
Some bad stuff, dA love and white wolves - PHOTOSHello!Some bad stuff, dA love and white wolves - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I must say, that I see it more and more often here on dA. When I browse photos of animals, I almost everytime find photos of road kills or dead animals in general, often deatiled shots of their entrails and decayed bodies. I understand that some people can not take photos of alive animals in ZOOs or in the wild, but seriously... do they need to post dead animals? Moreover, usually bad quality snapshots of bowels? I think some people just forget that this is deviantART. AAAAAARRRRRRRTTTT. I do not think that remains of dead racoons are art. I find it disgusting. At least it should be posted to category "Horror", not wild animals :/ just saying my opinion.
Edit: people, I speak about REALLY disgusting photos of animals, which are torn into bloody pieces by cars. I do NOT speak about photos of dead animals in general, which can be used for anatomy references
On the other hand, I hope you noticed that time to time, I give some critiques, usually to people, whose photos ar
A Little Fursuit Cost PerspectiveWHY OUR COSTUMES ARE "EXPENSIVE"A Little Fursuit Cost Perspective2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I posted this info over on Tumblr, and thought others might find it interesting!
Someone just sent me a note that read:
"Seeing all the materials you guys use for your fursuits, I can really see why they're so pricey. "
Thanks for noticing! We are asked to justify our prices pretty often, or even accused of charging too much, but I think a lot of people just do not realize that there is A LOT of expense (and not just in materials), and a TON of time that goes into making each suit. And sure, lots of people plug in features to our price calculator and come out with a $3000-$7000 figure, and must be imagining us sitting around in bathtubs full of cash. Truth is, we don't make a whole lot of profit - where does it all go?
First, consumable materials. These are items that need to be bought new for each and every suit because they get completely used up in the process. This includes casting resins, sheet plastics, foam, polyfill, paint, elastic
Wonderful animals from ZOO Brno - PHOTOSHi,Wonderful animals from ZOO Brno - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
today I post some older photos taken by Canon Powershot S5 IS
Dangerous animal!!! + ZOO Zlin - PHOTOSHi!Dangerous animal!!! + ZOO Zlin - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many people say, that ZOO Zlin is the best ZOO in the Czech republic. I must agree, that its exhibits are absolutely fantastic - huge, 100% natural, interesting and very photographer-friendly. Also, you can enter many exhibits, being in the enclosure together with big parrots, emus, kangaroos, deers and lemurs. ZOO Zlin just does not keep species I like - they had no canines except of maned wolves and from big cats, they have only tigers and lions. So I have visited it only once, I think. Since this time, ZOO got Hyacinth macaws, red pandas and very rarely kept New Guinea Singing Dogs, so I think I might visit it again next year
To speak about dangerous animal - ZOO built big modern pavilion, tropical hall Yucatan for South American species few years ago, housing also critically endangered Cuban crocodile. But they had to move them few days ago, because this species is extremely agressive. Crocodile were attacking the keepers. So ZOO will somehow rebuild the enclosure for a new
How does dA's shipping work? Own experienceHello!How does dA's shipping work? Own experience3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been always interested about ways how dA ships the stuff you order.
Few times, I really wanted to buy something, but the shipping always made me nervous and I gave it up.
I never use e-shops to buy. And more over, this is foreign one, so I was afraid to pay some special taxes and so.
But this year, you, people, sent me so many many points (THANK YOU! ), that I really wanted to buy something. And as I love mugs, I wanted to buy my own edition of them. I waited until dA announced "free shipping" event, which was moreover combined with another sales.
I ordered NINE mugs, which costed only 54 USD, but it fact, I did not may anything because all of them were paid with points. That was amazing!
I was also always worried about the stuff I sell, being scared that people who order my stuff finaly get items of low quality. So I really wanted to check how dA's system works and if people can be really pleased by stuff I sell.
Well, here you can read about my own experience
Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!Hi!Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prepared a promised Wolf calender for you - August 2012 - July 2013!
Here you can see the photos I have chose for this version
I hope you will like it!
You can download the calendar here:
It is for free, but I welcome every donation (I have a paypal account connected with firstname.lastname@example.org), as my Premium membership will end soon
Those photos are included: please, note, that the MASSIVE watermark is NOT on the calender, it is just in the journal!
I will be offline for few days, I am having vaccation with my family - please, keep your fingers crossed for me so I can see dolphins!
Last time I asked you to do that and I really saw them thanks!
After I get home, I hope to be a millionaire thanks to all your donations