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!2 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
Artist Info: How to Price Commissions"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried"Artist Info: How to Price Commissions7 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
pro tip: me.deviantart.comwe have this cool feature that may not be very well known...pro tip: me.deviantart.com3 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
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
Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.Hi people!Do YOU want to sell prints? One mistake you make.2 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.
Help Stop PETAEDIT 5: It seems like they don't stop, do they. Thanks to MlSTY for sharing this link to me. We don't have enough support than we should...I know all of you are helping but it's not enough...Help Stop PETA1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pardon my French(language), but here I go...
THESE FUCKING PEOPLE NEED TO BE SHUT DOWN. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THEIR BULLSHIT. THESE POOR ANIMALS WERE IN PERFECT HEALTH...PERFECT. HEALTH.
ANIMALS THAT COULD'VE GOTTEN HOMES.
ANIMALS THAT COULD'VE WON MONEY FOR THEIR OWNERS AT A PET SHOW.
ANIMALS THAT COULD'VE LIVED HAPPY LIVES.
These asswipes have sent me over the line of patience. I am SICK of them.
AND YOU GUYS NEED TO SPREAD THE WORD MORE!
I'm sorry for being so outraged right now but WE ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH SUPPORT TO SHUT THESE IDIOTS DOWN!
Animals will be KILLED EVERY DAY BY THESE PEOPLE IF YOU DON'T HELP OUT!
I'm sick of this. Sick of it. You guys need to spread the word more. We nee
Seriously, people? And wolves - PHOTOS!Hi!Seriously, people? And wolves - PHOTOS!3 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
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?2 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
Self-injury Awareness Day: March 1stSelf-injury Awareness Day: March 1st2 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."
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)
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 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
Inspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?Found here at the Mary SueInspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The mummified remains of "Princess" Ukok, as the scientists named her, was discovered nearly twenty years ago in the Altai mountain range in East-Central Asia. Kept for all that time in Novosibirsk, Russia, it was not until very recently that she's been revealed to the rest of us. But among the general wonder and fascination that always comes with finding mummified and ancient bodies, Princess Ukok has another: She's covered in remarkably preserved, completely badass tattoos.
People have been tattooing themselves and each other for almost as long as humanity has existed; it just seems embedded in human nature to adorn our bodies in one way or another, whether through cheap drugstore eyeshadow or ancient ritual inking.
Princess Ukok and her warriors are believed to be members of the Pazyryk nomads who existed as early as the 5th century BC when they were
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
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
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
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
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
This... to That #4WELCOME TO ISSUE 4This... to That #42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the fourth edition of This... To That, showcasing stock, and the artwork produced with it
Many thanks to all the stock providers and artists featured here!
If you would like to suggest artwork or stock for the next edition, please send me a note with thumbnails and the subject title "THIS TO THAT" Thanks! (You are welcome to suggest your own stock or artwork!)
Leo by patriciabrennan Princess Pack 01 by lockstock
A shadow in the light you leave behind by FantasyMaker Reflections 06 by Elandria
Scale of Life by visio-art :thumb193015123:
The musician by KalosysArt Cementery-07 by Nataly-Stock
Silence of the Angels by MirellaSantana Stock 432: swan wings by AlzirrSwanheartStock
S o l a c E by J-u-d-a-s :thumb77405907:
Dance miserable by MariamMohammed Big Ben Clock png stock by mysticmorning
New breath by Yewrezz Dragster 94 by Colourize-Stock
Tree Of Life by Dasha444 Immortal Spirit by Chrissy79
Thoughts + very cute fennec foxes - PHOTOSHi people,Thoughts + very cute fennec foxes - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
some of you mentioned, that you miss some personal part of my journals. Well, your interest about my personal life pleased me, it is nice to know, that for some of you, I might be something more than just a source of wolf photos
If you do not want to read recent news, feel free to scroll down to see cute fennec foxes
My personal life... well, I am not very successful right now.
As I am supposed to finish my studying in January, I should be writing last parts of my final thesis, but I can not kick myself to even start. I have total block - I can not even write my favorite fanfiction stories, I am not able to write several sentences, which would be good enough. I must at least pass my graduation exams in January, so the plan for next days is to start studying and to try hard to finish that thesis. If some MAJOR miracle happens, I still might get my second master degree in two months. But as I say, I am blocked.
The part about studying does not sound so bad, a
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.
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 Entry1 year 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
QUIZ - game for YOU again! :-))Hi!QUIZ - game for YOU again! :-))3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me thank you for 700 000 pageviews! to please you in return, I prepared a QUIZ game for you, because you seem to like it. As usually, you can see 8 pictures of masked animals - if you want to play, try to recognize exact animal species! I will hide your answers under this journal