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.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
=============> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
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
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
If your life sucks right nowRead this.If your life sucks right now3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been realizing that a lot of people (including myself) is having a really shitty time in life. And it's driving me nuts. I'm usually not like this. I'm cheery and happy and always positive. But it's getting to a point where my good friends are having a crappy life too, and I wanna help everyone!!!! I can't take anymore of this negative-feelings in life!!!! So I'm going to write stuff here, that may or may not help you. If it does, great! If it doesn't, sorry; I tried.
If you're having a shitty day:
Go search for inspirational quotes/proverbs and write them down. All of them, some of them, whichever one catches your eyes, etc. Doesn't matter. Pick some and write them. That makes me feel better.
Treat yourself to some good food or drink or something; go spoil yourself! Who cares if you have homework or projects. You GOT to give yourself time and spoil yourself!!!
Tell yourself you've been doing good, reaaaaaaaaal good. Not in the
I am on... someone's skin.I am on... someone's skin.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is a first.
(makes jokes about getting under your skin)
Is anyone else thinking this? (YouTube/Google+)I posted this to Tumblr first but seeing as more people on dA are on YouTube I figured to repost it here. WARNING: There's swearing in this... and YES, 99% of it is an opinion.Is anyone else thinking this? (YouTube/Google+)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(The other 1% is useless fucking rambling which you can ignore )
IS ANYONE ELSE ANNOYED BY YOUTUBE MAKING YOU CREATE A GOOGLE+ ACCOUNT TO SEE AND ACCESS COMMENTS ON YOUR VIDEOS?
It just seems pointless and absolutely annoying. I went to go check my inbox to see 'this area of YouTube was disabled and you'll only get notifications through Google+'
The hell is this crap? I don't like the layout, it’s bogged down by so much crap, not to mention even if you uncheck things it STILL sends you a buttload of bullshit crap about 'new features' and 'things you may like'... Like it fucking KNOWS me or some shit.
They’re basically FORCING people to make some stupid Google+ account so they can have their emails bogged down by countless ads, features, and all other bullshit.
Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!Hi!Leaving + WOLF CALENDAR 2012-2013 FOR FREEEEEE!2 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 email@example.com), 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
Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)Some more informational materials I've written:Handling and preventing chargebacks (for artists)3 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
Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.Hi people!Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today it is a short journal without photos, sorry.
I would like to give you one important advice, so I hope it can be still useful
I see many people try to sell prints here. And they are often sad they have not sold anything yet.
But at the same time I see they do the same mistake. So:
HOW PEOPLE TRY TO SELL THEIR WORK AS A PRINT?
1. you took a photo (drew a picture). It is nice, so you want to post it as a deviation.
2. you edit it. Making it sharper, more colourful, adding contrast, CHANGING a size to some 850x600px, for example.
3. you post it as a deviation.
4. you look at your deviation and think "hm, it looks pretty cool! Maybe somebody can buy it. I will allow it as a print."
5. you click at "submit as a print" and in "print submission" option you just scroll down and click at "SUBMIT AS A PRINT".
6. now deviation in your gallery has that cool "buy this print" green button and you are excited about somebody buying it.
7. you are disappointed that nobody bought it.
Tiny Rant. . . . .I'm so sick of hearing about this issue of abortion. It's needlessly complicated. The way I look at it is this: If you don't approve of abortion, then don't have one.Tiny Rant. . . . .3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I honestly try to look at the arguments from the pro-life point of view, but none of them make any sense to me.
What if the aborted fetus could have cured cancer? What if the aborted fetus could have become a serial killer?
Life begins at conception, and abortion is murder. If so, then why aren't you out there screaming about fertilized eggs used for in vitro fertilization being thrown away is murder?
It's dangerous! Abortion done right has a higher survival rate than going through with a pregnancy does, and making abortion illegal would only force women to undergo even more dangerous procedures.
I'm just sick of it. So here's my advice, because I'm cranky.
Stop being arrogant. Stop telling people how they should live their lives up to YOUR standards. Stop prea
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
Captain: encounteringIF YOU ENCOUNTERED YOUR DELICIOUS CAPTEIN IN THE WASTES OF YOUR CIVILIZATION, WHAT SORT OF DANCE GREETING WOULD YOU PREFORM?Captain: encountering3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
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
Monthly Theme: Body Parts:iconsoftness-art:Monthly Theme: Body Parts2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb106043908:Lost in dreams ... by aoao2
b u r n i n g . l i g h t s by greenday862flying stars by illusionalityCloser by Gastya
Dreamy night ... by aoao2s n o w i n g by Lethielallthatglittersisgold. by JeanFan
Aphrodite by graviloquenceHundred Fifty Four. by AnnarigbySnow Kingdom by naked-in-the-rain
Oceanus by Last-DelightDark by EliseEnchanted.:: EYE SEE THE WORLD III ::. by onixa
Blue sky by EliseEnchantedThe Garden by april182GRN-Y by estellamestella
Green Fancy by LoverDgirlA1065199. by greenday862Gorgeous eye by AzraBegzadic
Awake by Kokopaimagine by theKikaI don't know who I am anymore by light-from-Emirates
Closer. by TinaAppleI'm freezing and losing my way by Coralie-N:thumb269152790:
:thumb125839378:shiny stars . .. by light-from-EmiratesFear by Alessia-Izzo
I see. by elliewhitesky:thumb301641314:hi-sensitive by prismes
Strass II by fiixxHidden by Coralie-N.november.rain. by candymax
filled with emotions by addy-ackdon't you see. . by Fwirll
Life is Colorful by tracy-MeFountain of Hope II by cherriladycolor me multi II by ravencolours
Polka Dots by uglybugRainbow Stars by andru89hands by Minchee
little bird. by Yvonnne92Kiss it by HjordisBjorg:t
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 Art5 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
Artist Info: How to Price Commissions"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried"Artist Info: How to Price Commissions11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is an informative journal to help artists determine fair pricing for commissions, based on my recent poll. I will update this as needed to include new information as it comes in.
This is part of an 'Information Series of journals
- Stand your ground, know your worth!
- [now reading]
- Artist Info: Conducting yourself professionally
- Client/Buyer info: How to go about commissioning an artist.
BIG FAT DISCLAIMER
Originality: A serious Journal EntryPlease note, I am sorry if after you read this journal entry if you are offended in any way.Originality: A serious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I decided to make a journal entry on this since I noticed this last night.
It's probably one in the morning and I'm doing some DA surfing since that's what I usually do on here. I decided to look for an old deviant I knew so I looked up a group I thought that she would be a member of. The group is Thrill Art - a group for amusement park related art. I do submit my characters to it, but not as often as I used to since it only has 39 watchers. I just so happen to scroll down enough to look at the comments and I find this one that was "bravely" written by another deviant that I do not know:
"Aaaannndd the anthro roller coaster dragon thing ruined this group for me."
I would link you all to this but I'm just going to sit back. Yeah, I'm familiar with some people for some reason unknown - find my characters disturbing and express their dislike behind my back through careless post around DA that they
Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - SugarpoultryHello Anthro Deviants! I would like to have the pleasure of bringing to you the Anthro Artist Feature & Interview (AAFI)! The deviant whom I will be featuring is: sugarpoultry!Anthro Artist Feature and Interview - Sugarpoultry3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It Will Burn by: sugarpoultry
Really shows the raw talent that sugarpoultry pulls from her mind. Making you feel the emotion. The pose and composition of this piece is outstanding.
The lighting and the detail are brilliant. There is no stone unturned with this piece.
sugarpoultry was a new deviant to me a year or so ago and I haven't stopped admiring her work sense. She brings a fresh coat of paint to a new canvas with how she portrays her anthro work. From her snarly werewolves to her anthro costumes she delivers such a great atmosphere and variety to her gallery. She is ready and willing to help and provide what she can for her fellow deviants. Like providing various resources such as her fantastic
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.
Out of wordsRantOut of words3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I really should make a list with names of people who always come arround with "Screw you, Pokeshippers! You're always bashing the others, you're unfriendly and you think your shipping is the one and only! You losers!".
You know what?
I know some Pokeshippers who are really this way but I know a lot of other shippers who are doing that, too. It's the same with hooligans in soccer. They don't want to be a "fan", they only want to get in trouble and fight against the "real" fans. In Shipping-Wars it is exactly the same.
There are the shippers, who ship their pairing with all their hearts, be nice to different shippers and only want to enjoy their fandom - and there are "the hooligan shippers" who only ship to get a fight and making trouble.
Day by day I get notes of people who say, they like my art, my shipping - and on the other day I come to a Pokeshipping-picture and read stuff like "Uh, I never liked Misty. I HATE her. She's so stupid. And Ash is so happy not see