Transgressions #3: Truth'Man is not what he thinks he is;Transgressions #3: Truth8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
he is what he hides.'
― André Malraux
Everyone lies, from little omissions of fact to harmless white lies to full-on deception. We lie to strangers,
friends and family, ourselves. Sometimes we don't even know we're doing it. These lies become secrets
which eventually become a sort of truth all on their own. We may not even be aware there is a secret
there, but it affects us, shapes us, determines events and outcomes far down the line from when the
initial thing came into being.
'[M]ost people would never know them, but they know there are spaces,
gaps where the answers should be, where someone should have sat,
where someone used to be. A name that is never uttered,
or uttered just once and never again.
We all have our secrets.'
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 3In the first part of this workshop, I talked about how to create compelling characters. This part will be about what drives them and how to royally ruin their day so you can entertain your readers. compelling characters are useless without a story. This is where motivation and conflict come in.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 32 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is it? A state of being that exists when needs or wants are not being fulfilled and the desire to have those needs or wants satisfied.
On a basic level, humans have needs. I hope we are familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs because that is what I'm about to draw from. If not, here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs . On the bottom rung, we have physiological needs that must be met for basic survival: breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, h
Why You Should Keep WritingWhy You Should Keep Writing1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Q: What do you guys think of my story so far? Should I keep going?
This seems to be a very popular question. I'll argue it's a useless question, and explain why.
This reply is directed at new writers, and despite the tone that may follow, I really do intend to be sincere and helpful. I was once a newbie, too. And although I'm certainly not going to claim to be great, I've fallen flat on my face enough times to learn how to pick myself up and produce something I'm proud of.
Here's why you need to not ask this question. You're either going to succeed, or you're going to fail. But, either way, you'll be better off for having:
2. Figured out how to motivate yourself to continue
3. Completed the entire first run of the story yourself
1 ~ I can speculate that there are plenty of people out there who are afraid of failure. I know first-hand. I'm not a professional writer. I teach mathematics. And it is my job every Fall to convince a hu
deviantART & FB Raffles!Hello everybody!deviantART & FB Raffles!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm happy to announce that I will be hosting TWO seperate raffles!
After my pageview counter hits 75000 I will be giving 100 points to 3 lucky people that :
Have faved this journal.
That's it. No screenshot of my kiriban, nothing else. Just add this journal to your favorites and you are legit to be in the live session that I will host, picking the 3 lucky numbers by random.org . Your number is the fav number order in my journal.
Again, after my deviantART counter hits 75000 I will pick one person from my facebook page to win 300 points. In order to take part in this raffle you will have to
Like my page on facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Sc1r0n
Comment on this note : http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=292085437549016
After the deviantART draw I will do the "clean up" of the comments on the facebook note (no doubles,etc) and
Resources for Aspiring AuthorsWe're all writers here, and with nearly 50% of our members aiming to become fully published authors, we thought it would be beneficial to create a compilation of resources about what it takes to get your work on the shelves.Resources for Aspiring Authors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a definitive list, more of a work-in-progress. We're would be more than happy to add any suggestions – so if you know any good resources, on deviantART or off, link them in the comments! Feel free to discuss your goals and experiences here too.
And if you have had your writing published, or have any experience in this area, we'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment or send us a note about it and we'll add any guidance/advice you have to the blog.
Guides and Information
Tips for Editing
1000 Point Giveaway- WINNERSWINNERS:1000 Point Giveaway- WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMMENT to claim your prize.
You can unwatch me if you want, but i plan on doing this again sometime in the future and I'm going to do another point earning thing later possibly
CONGRATS to the winners! And sorry to everyone who didn't win I wish i could give everyone a prize DX
EDIT2: I'm going to host a livestream right now for the results. Come if you want to see the winners chosen live!
EDIT: Sorry everyone but i won't be able to end this until Sunday night or Monday, maybe even longer. I know i made it sound like it would only be up for a few days, but this is a very busy week for me. I want to do this through a livestream too so people can watch when i pick the winners. This is still open until then so you can still join!
I decided to host an 1000 point giveaway! This time, the points will be spread between 3 places to give more people a chance to win.
WRITTEN IN THE STARS- A PROSE 'N POETRY CONTESTWRITTEN IN THE STARS-WRITTEN IN THE STARS- A PROSE 'N POETRY CONTEST6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WITH A WHOPPING 58 ENTRIES !! YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE!!
- A PROSE AND POETRY CONTEST
GUYS PLEASE STICK TO WESTERN ZODIAC
YOU CAN FIND ALL THE SUBMITTED ENTRIES IN THE >>STARS CONTEST ENTRIES<< FOLDER
SO EXCITED TO BE RECEIVING YOUR PIECES SOON! <3
I kindly ask if anyone is willing to donate for this contest:
SEEKING BOTH POINT AND PRIZE DONATIONS PLEASE <3
GUYS WHAT I URGENTLY NEED NOW IS
--- 1 MORE 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION DONATION FOR THE PROSE WINNER AND
--- 2 MORE 3 MONTH OR 1 6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE POETRY WINNER
Only if you can, do DONATE POINTS TO DIRECTLY TO ME OR TO MY DONATION POOL PLZ.
I ALSO NEED
Commissions 35 USDHello deviantart, VERY long time no see! Hope you are all doing fine and thank you for still watching this sad half-sleeping account of mine.Commissions 35 USD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm opening 4 commission slots with the following specifics:
- Communication through my email mingming85[at]gmail[dot]com since it is more convenient than notes.
- Full body pose of your original character with flat colours and simple shading, no background.
- Examples: this and this
- NO FANART I'm only doing characters that either you or I are creative owner of.
- For one character 35 USD. All payments taken through paypal. Please do not send any form of payment before receiving confirmation from me that I've accepted your commission. Half of commission price payed at time of confirmation, half at point of completion.
- I reserve the right to
Commission Sale!!! HELP ME MOVE! :DLast list is finished.. gotta start a new one...Commission Sale!!! HELP ME MOVE! :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
at the end of November (end of THIS MONTH OMG!!) :iconthechamba: is moving to the US to live with my girlfriend and I for a year or two. and I gotta get money for a larger apartment so he can have an Actual room and not sleep on my couch AND have space to work. SO really need your help and hopefully you need some arts... cause we will both be offering to raise funds.
Here is a General listing of Commission MOVING SALE info.
Pricing will go as such:
Single character pricing
Concept Sketch commissions: $20
Full Color Marker commission + original shipped free: $60 (unless outside US)
Simple Color Commissions: $50
For the huge discount of $30 OFF!!!
thats Right the $50 = Simple Color Sale, is Back for a limited time. Theyre a simple, brush style bold black line, flat color base, 1 shade + 1 highlight and Original base sketch
Full-Body Commissions :: 1 Slot OpenI need to help pay off some bills, so I'm opening up for a commission type I don't normally offer. Full-body flat color with simple background. Prices below:Full-Body Commissions :: 1 Slot Open1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Single Character: $65
Two Character: $100
Please note, I do not rush these. I take my time, they will often take the better part of a day to complete if it's a character I'm unfamiliar with. I will finish as quickly as I can- turn around time is generally less than a week unless something comes up. Paypal ONLY. You will receive a high-rez copy of the original work.
If interested, drop me a note. I will draw any kind of character for you- be it fan or original.
1. *sammydilapidated - Gum from Jet Set Radio (DONE)
4 Elements Contest - Semi-finalists~xTheSoul87x and =ElephantWendigo are proud to announce the Semi-finalists of the Four Elements Contest!4 Elements Contest - Semi-finalists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winners will be announced in few hours. Stay tuned!
VISUAL ART - 25 SEMI-FINALISTS
Alex Vondran by *Nateese Contest Alex Vondran by ~K0niks The king of dogs by *mirukawa Dance by ~dragonchickenmonster Like a Lovesick Fool... by ~mikriDeb Wildes Tier by =Ilman-Lintu Night Terror by =Yuukia-Hime Symbiosis color by =Razuri-chan The Deer God by ~chromatog Diseased goddess by ~Jaeiyemm014 :thumb325994865: Kikloh by *elotta Kikloh by ~Furby0305 Alex Vondran by ~Kashi-NG :thumb326403284:
LITERATURE - 3 SEMI-FINALISTS
The Crimson Fingernail Chap. 1 Cedar Forest by *meryvamp Chapter 9 (The Last Heir of Versewil the Third) by *Classicisme Elemental Decomposition by *ErinM31
Judges 'Visual Art' category
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconxthesoul87x: :iconst-boomer:
Judges 'Literature' category
Kiriban at 700k! TAKEN!*UPDATE* The kiriban's been taken by :icontorheit-die-katze:! Don't try to claim it please...Kiriban at 700k! TAKEN!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! I'm reaching the 700k and huge numbers deserve a kiriban. :iconlaplz:
And this time you could win
A 2 CHARACTERS COMMISSION, HALF-FIGURE, CELL-SHADED COLORS
of the characters you want. Also fanarts are accepted.
A kiriban works this way...
When I reach on my MAIN PAGE this number of PAGEVIEWS (700,000), you should take a screenshot of my page and send it to me VIA NOTE ONLY.
I know there's the same number on my TAGLINE (kiriban @ 700,000) but it won't work as a kiriban. You MUST take the pageviews!
You can upload the file as a deviation or in your Sta.sh or upload it on Photobucket or imageshack and send me the link.
Photos of the screen won't be accepted, I will accept screenshots only.
RL Commissions [OPEN] Points [CLOSED]Check out the Free Headshot Special offer here ->RL Commissions [OPEN] Points [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NEW Commission Information
Because I really need to earn some cash since I lost my job and I'm unemployed atm I went pretty much down with my prices.
Hope I can get some clients this way Q~Q
► Original Character
► Fan Art
► Yuri / Yaoi
► Male / Female
► Nudity/Sexual themes (ask)
► Heavy Armory
► Animals (ask)
► Crazy Fetishes
RL Commissions [open]
3 - 6 EUR (extra char + 1EUR)
depends on complexity, character, basic colors? just ask me about it
:icontumblrplz:CHECK MY SKETCH TUMBLR FOR EXAMPLES!:icontumblrplz:
Simple Full Body
13 EUR (extra char + 3EUR)
COMMISSIONS EVERYBODY!!! WITH PAYPAL WOWOWOWYEAHHHHHHHH!!!COMMISSIONS EVERYBODY!!! WITH PAYPAL WOWOWOW1 year ago in Personal More Like This
im gonna copy paste the post from tumblr i made regarding commissions!
if you could please please PLEASE consider helping me out that would be absolutely wonderful! donations would be very very much appreciated but if you do order a commission i will work as hard as i can to make it worth your while!
please help :iconkagomeandharuhi: and I see eachother again IT'S BEEN OVER NINE MONTHS GUYS :icondesucraiplz:
if you don't have a tumblr you can send me an email at email@example.com or send me a note on here!
if i have agreed to start an art trade with you i am sincerely sorry to say it will have to wait until after i raise enough money and pay for all of the cosplay ;A; ill get right on them as soon as i complete it!!!
i have until october 1st so if you could please help me i would really really really SOOPAH APPRECIATE IT! QAQ
RandomVeus Contest & CommissionsRandomVeus Contest & Commissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
RandomVeus Character Design Contest!
Wanna see a character of your design in RandomVeus Vol.2?
If so then this can be your chance.
PEEP THE JOURNAL FOR MORE INFO!
Please direct all questions regarding the contest at the link above.
Open all of next week (I think).
Click for COMMISSION INFORMATION
Don't send a note.
Email inquiries ONLY to : firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email state the following:
DA Handle (only if you have one)
Character (attached image reference)
CommissionsCommissions open to everyoneCommissions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Best prices on DA
All done on 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch comic backboard
Commissions/closedRead first (commission rules and how to order) http://moni158.deviantart.com/journal/Comission-Rules-221213790Commissions/closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Commission prices depend on difficulty and time it takes to complete.
I am only making 5 slots for now >.> and its first come first serve.
Digital $10 bust - $15 waist up - $20 fullbody (+$6 per extra character)
Add colour + $10
Painted Scene Commission ( Sketchy)
Basically a coloured sketch commission, rough and 'painty'.
Bad influence... by *moni158:thumb304441281:
$50 - $100+ depending on complexity. ( ask for a quote )
Realistic or painted/stylized. Or both
The Dancing Dragon by *moni158:thumb320470745:Earth Grudge Fear by *moni158Wanderer by *moni158Friendship. by *moni158:thumb216076253:
$80 - $200+ depending on complexity. ( ask for a quote )
1 kmccaigue (done)
Commissions and stuffI am going to sit here and work harrrrddddd till all my commissions are done OTL I only have 3 to go! ( I really shouldn't take so many, its taken me almost 2 months to finish them all ) Hopefully I will get them all finished today and I can open up a new batch. If you are interested in getting one let me know so I can gauge how much interest there is >.Commissions and stuff1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions CLOSEDCommissions are open again! Yay! And as my computer has been fixed I can now go back to my original commissions and not just the marker pen mouse commissions (though I will certainly want to draw more of them)!Commissions CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Prices and examples are down below:
The price list has since been updated as I realised there is a lot more time and effort put into these pics than anticipated. I just want to make it the best for you! So please double check the prices before requesting a commission. If there is something you would like in a style that is not on the price list, just let me know and I can negotiate a price.
If you would like a commission just send me a note with what style you would like and a reference or two of your characters.
Payment via paypal in GB pounds(£) only please
Thank you and I hope to make some adorable (or not, if thats what you want) art for you!
Slot1: :iconkat-nicholson: Frilly Mouse. PAID/ FINISHED
Comp fixed, Commision news and Kiriban 2MOK! GUESS WHO GOT HER COMPUTER FIXED!Comp fixed, Commision news and Kiriban 2M1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well kinda yay... I still need to download the drive for my scanner and get that set up again *sigh* It failed first time round so I'll have to get that set up again, but this is good news as this means I can start doing regular commissions again! Hoorah! I'll be adding the traditional mouse commissions to the price list as some have expressed an interest in having their own (which I'm thrilled at).
I only have one more commission to do and as soon as that's done I'll open slots up again, possibly sunday or monday evening.
I'll also be offering a kiriban drawing to the first person who catches the big 2 millionth pageview. Its not often this happens to one-self so thought it'd be fun to do ^__^ Just letting you know way in advance so I don't forget XD
Thanks for everyone's patience over the last few weeks, still need to get back to answering notes and messages, but thank you so much for all your kind kind words. :heart
Fortnightly FeaturesFortnightly Features.Fortnightly Features1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What are they?
Every fortnight (two weeks) we go through our gallery folders and select one of each section to be featured on our page, additionally they are put to vote awaiting a winner to claim their place in our "Featured" folder as an honourary feature.
You can nominate an artists / artwork by commenting below.