Give Away OVERRules:Give Away OVER5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To join all you have to do is favorite this journal entry!
The winner will be chosen from the list of favoriters using a random number generator!
if the winner watches me they will get 1400 points!
if the winner is not watching me they will get 1000!
You do NOT have to watch me to win!!
WINNER CHOSEN ON DECEMBER 15
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HANK AND DEAN SHIRTS!There comes a time in every artist's life… when you just gotta sell shirts with your cats on them.HANK AND DEAN SHIRTS!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hank (with the face) and Dean (the fat one) are [Available here.]
3000 Watcher GiveawaySo I'm about 50 watchers from 3000, and the last giveaway I had was at 1000 watchers. I think it's time to have another random drawing giveaway!3000 Watcher Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prize this time around will be a commission for a food of your choice in 1:12 scale as either a magnet, piece of jewelry, or just a miniature.
Anyone who is watching me at or before 3000 watchers is eligible to win. I will announce when I've reached 3000 and do the drawing the following day.
In other news, I've discovered I can't cut balsa wood to save my life.
I've also thrown out my back to the point where it hurts to move. \o/ There's some inherited thing from my dad's side of the family where the lower back will just go and it's like a giant, painful cramp all the way down the back of my left leg. Bending over is not an option...nor is moving, really. It'll be me and the heat pad for the next few days. Plus some Dragon Age 2 (Anders, why are you such a sexy group of pixels? >.
Announcing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative GrantsAnnouncing the deviantART Creative Grants2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At deviantART, we have spent the past 11 years building a place where artists can share and discuss their work and get inspired by the work of their contemporaries. A noble cause, for certain, but we would like to be so much more to our beloved community of brilliant creatives. Starting today, deviantART will also be a means of inspiration in an entirely new way with financial support for art.
On 3 month cycles, deviantART will accept applications from artists seeking to fund art-related projects. A panel called the Creative Grants Board will pick those projects that they believe will benefit particularly from a Grant and give those artists the support they need to make it happen. The lucky few who are chosen to receive Grants will also be given a beautiful accolade on their deviantART Profile Page to celebrate their succes
Gangnam Style Necklace Giveaway!Hey everyone!Gangnam Style Necklace Giveaway!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just realized I hit 100,000 views! Woohoo! Thanks for all your support and love, DeviantART community. It's been a while since my last giveaway, so I wanted to celebrate this occasion with a celebration of the best dance ever-- Gangnam style! :iconoppagangnamstyle:
I will be giving away ONE of these necklaces to one lucky winner!
1.) +fav this journal
2.) you don't have to watch me, but I would suggest it so you can be notified when I select a winner!
3.) comment below once you've added this to your favorites!
4.) if you are young, please make sure it's alright for you to give me your address-- as this is a physical item and will be mailed to you free of charge.
All entries will be given a number and I will use random.org to select the winning number for me. I will announce a winner on Tuesday, September 25th. I will only announce the winner in a journal entry, I will not contact you if you've won. You w
Stupid Spider.I hate spiders. I really hate them. So much so that I have a kill-on-sight policy regarding them.Stupid Spider.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't even have that for wasps, and they're real bastards.
I think it's because spiders actively try to invade your personal space.
At least, that's what I always assumed they were doing.
After seeing this, it's hard for me to maintain my view that they're 8-legged masterminds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLw-9dpHtcU
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 3, 2012 by techgnotic
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunde
“Things that I love about…”- painting a dollI love to put different hair locks to a doll face so much during the process of painting it it allows me to look at the conceived doll from a different angle and to "polish" the details of her image, and it captivates me so much that I can spend much time at this activity!“Things that I love about…”- painting a doll2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For the beginning an enigma image: let your imagination fly!
Fantasize a bit, what this new Dea Vivente is going to look like? Probably, she will stay like this, but maybe you will not recognize her when she is a heroine of new photographs.
Right now I'll show you the results of high firing the doll's parts put together. The new porcelain that the girls are cast from is beautiful flesh toned, shining a bit and even shimmering. I'm glad that Dea Vivente are going to become even better.
I like the look of fired porcelain this is yet the "blank canvas" meant for picturing a painting.
And now some words about painting.
In doll sphere, toning the parts of body is called "blushing", and this is
Project Educate: Photographing Your Crafts...Project Educate: Photographing Your Crafts...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photographing crafts is not as daunting as it seems. For those of you out there with amazing creative streaks in you, it isn't actually that difficult to take it one step further and put the effort into snapping your wonderful creations. It just takes a little planning, a camera and some creativity.
Rule Number One
Never ever ever ever ever Photograph something on your bed. Ever. I mean it! Your bed is for sleeping, and er, other things. But definitely not for placing your well constructed craft item upon, pointing your camera at, and pressing the button.
You might think I'm stating the obvious but seriously, the amount of people who think they'll just pop their item on the bed and take a picture...is..well..I don't have the statistics but there are many of Us!
Rule Number Two
Stay away from your cluttered up shelves and bits and pieces. Put your craft i
People of Austria I have a mission for you!I was just informed earlier today that my work was featured in a newspaper from Austria yesterday, Friday 15th. I WANT THAT NEWSPAPER. I NEED THAT NEWSPAPER. I was told it was a small article but it doesn't matter, it's the first time I'm published so I want to own it Edit: I don't know which newspaper was it! All I know is that it's from Austria and the date.People of Austria I have a mission for you!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So here's what we're going to do. FIND ME THAT NEWSPAPER! Cut the article, put it in an envelope with some cardboard and send it to me. In exchange I will give you a $20 giftcard from for my store, you can pick whatever you want. I don't know how expensive the shipping to Mexico is so if it's more expensive than $10 send me the receipts and I will give you more store credit. I want you to receive double the value from me than you spend.
FLY FLY FLY! FIND ME THAT ARTICLE!
And to everyone else, if you could please fav this article so it gets more attention I would really really really appreciate it thank you! Also if yo
Professional concept artist requirementsA lot of people ask me what skills are required to become a professional game concept artist. So, I will try to answer that question here.Professional concept artist requirements1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, there is actually very little demand for pretty, colorful paintings like you see in my gallery for instance. Smaller companies often see these 'mood paintings' as an expensive luxury. Larger companies often have very little use for 'mood paintings' and scenes.
In fact, in the 2 years since I have been doing concept art I have never been required to do any 'mood paintings' at all.
Generally, pretty scenes are only necessary for promotional marketing purposes and they are usually very tight, not loose. I have been lucky in the fact that I have been able to do plenty of tight marketing images from scratch, designing the entire image from my own imagination. However, most of the marketing art you see on commercial game packaging, posters and so on is probably done by an illustrator or graphic designer, using photographic references, 3d renders
Polymer Clay Jewelry Pack GIVEAWAY!! :DGIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER, WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! I amPolymer Clay Jewelry Pack GIVEAWAY!! :D1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
waiting for the last few prizes to arrive in the mail!
Happy holidays everyone! I'll be doing a Grandma Thunderpants goodie bag giveaway for New Years. For Christmas, I decided to give a gift that keeps on giving! Since I always get asked about where to buy clay or what items you need, I decided to include some very basic things you need to get started on making your very own charms and jewelry!
This starter pack comes with:
- 12 pack of Sculpey III colors
- 1 pack of Premo Translucent
- A basic clay sculpting tool (the purple thing!)
- Set of findings (lobster clasp, eye/headpins, jump rings, earring hooks.)
- 5 feet of silver chain
- A set of 3 circle cutters (your set will be sealed in its original packaging... it hasn't arrived in the mail yet!)
- A mystery BONUS! What is it...!? You won't know until a winner is chosen! (but trust me... it's good.)
This is about a $30 value, and it can be your
We Will Never ForgetMarch 16th is the anniversary of Rachel Corrie's deathWe Will Never Forget2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 March 16, 2003)
was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
She died whilst acting as a human shield to prevent
the demolition of the home of local pharmacist Samir Nasrallah
The ISM said she had placed herself between the bulldozer
and a wall near Nasrallah's home
Members of the ISM said that she was killed by the Israeli bulldozer
and that there was nothing to obscure the driver's view
Rachel was a student at The Evergreen State College
She had taken a year off to travel to the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada
CONTESTS!Hey, contest-hungry deviants!CONTESTS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are back from our holidays, so we'll resume updating the lovely contests
Be sure to send us the winning entries in the contest, we will show them in the group.
Also, check the tag, as it points you to the newly posted contests.
If you want to send us a contest, please Download Our Contest Format Here
Thanks, and on with the contests!
Draw my OC
Visual mediums accepted.
Draw her OC's.
1st Place: 400 + Commissions
2nd Place: 100 + Commissions
3rd Place: 50 + Commission
Deadline: April 25th
More Info: http://space-pikachu.deviantart.com/journal/Draw-My-OC-Contest-EDIT-442135980
Rin/Sess Premium Membership Fanart Contest
Traditional and Digital art. Should not be smaller than 500x500 pixels.
Fanart contest for my fanfiction called Broken pieces.
1st Place: 3 mon
How I Broke into Concept ArtSorry I've been away, everyone. Things are getting progressively busier and busier, but it's all good because I'm happily employed at Riot Games as an associate concept artist! I'm living with my friend in fumy downtown Los Angeles trying to find a place to live in sunny Santa Monica, where my beloved studio is.How I Broke into Concept Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Consider this a rough step-by-step tutorial of how to break into the industry based on my experience, the mistakes I made and the things I learned along the way - while they are fresh in my mind. Anyone listening to my story should know that since it already happened, by repeating the same process you won't be able to get the same results. You will need to work harder, because I just took your spot.
Now, the big dogs out there will have much more information about the industry, how it works and what they like to see. I'm simply attempting to sum up how I would approach it if I had 5 years to do it over.
Don't go to college. I make less in a year than my tuition was for
Digitally Delicious: July 15thDigitally Delicious: July 15thDigitally Delicious: July 15th9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
War Dragon Paints by frogbillgo
BI - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Hollow World Cover
Energy Trooper 1
Elder Scrolls Online Poster
Portrait Practice by *Faw
Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:Premium memberships and points giveaway!Winners:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
- 3 month premium membership
The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.
update* deadline: 8th July, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
Two lucky people who random.org picked are
:iconlucky88duck: and :iconp
Write 50 Reasons Why You Love Yourself ChallengeHello everyone! I have a challenge for all of youWrite 50 Reasons Why You Love Yourself Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I challenge you to write 50 reasons why you love yourself. Number the entries and start them all with, "I love myself because..." The reasons can be about anything, but you should think about 50 reasons you love yourself after being bullied. Sometimes after such experiences, it's hard to think of why you love yourself, and that's why this challenge was created. It'll boost your self-esteem and make you realize what a beautiful person you really are
If you think this challenge is easy....I challenge you to go out there and do it
Minor Edit - I created a Folder '50 Reason's Why I Love Myself' in case you want to post it in the group,
How to make money outside and inside DeviantArtThis is meant more for younger, newer deviants who have run into a spot of trouble making some extra cash,How to make money outside and inside DeviantArt4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I see many people posting how they make no money on their prints through DeviantArt.
To me, it just seems like all you need is a lesson in business.
First, before you do anything, realize what our "Target Audience" is.
Do you draw anime? Or do you take pictures of cute animals? Or are you into realism? Let's face it, you aren't going to find very many older people who enjoy fine art on the internet. Try and figure out what age group your work appeals to.
Second, use DeviantArt as your "Warehouse"
DeviantArt is great. You can showcase your products and then ship them to people without you doing anything. However it is an Art Community. In DeviantArt, you work is only shown to other artists, to get more money you have to use DeviantArt as your Warehouse. It will supply the customer, but you need to bring the customer to the site.
Deviantart is fairly appealing, but lets face it, man
NEW CONTEST WITH MORE THAN 57 PRIZES (READ RULES)1st :icon3every30days: contest opened. http://3every30days.deviantart.com/gallery/36341529NEW CONTEST WITH MORE THAN 57 PRIZES (READ RULES)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since this is our 1st contest ever, we are creating a contest in which everyone can participate. Therefore, this contest will have a main theme and you will use your abilities to create your entry independent of your mediums and professional levels.
The theme of this contest will be “LOVE IS ALL WE NEED” http://3every30days.deviantart.com/gallery/36341529 . It couldn’t be easier to create something with this theme.
Any creations, text, manipulation, photo, drawing, crafts, etc, that have a “LOVE” theme are ok to enter this contest.
Contest rules and guidelines:
You must be a member of the group to participate in this challenge.
You must submit to the right folder “Contest Love is All we Need” http://3every30days.deviantart.com/gallery/36341529
Devious Journal EntryJust a little note...Devious Journal Entry3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
When you see an artist you like and you are trying to figure his work out... the question that gets asked a lot is" How did you do it?"
What software did you use to make this effect?
What is your technique?
These are questions that won't get you anywhere. It's like asking for the fish.
A question you should probably ask is WHY did you do this?.. WHAT were you thinking?
When you ask this question, you are thinking about the principles of fishing, and not just about catching A fish.
If you wonder why, then you won't be stuck with the HOW.. you will most probably create your own "HOW", your own method of putting your WHY into existence..and this is what will really make you unique.
Once again.. this is just my take on things.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!Sorry.THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm over excited.
I sold my first t-shirt on cafepress.
Some beautiful soul bought a Harold mug, pajamas and a t-shirt.
Whoever you are, I love you. Have my babies.
CONTEST CLOSED!THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSEDCONTEST CLOSED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
No more submissions are allowed after this point.
All the current entries can be found here: http://grandmathunderpants.deviantart.com/favourites/50093526
Submission reviews are in progress, winner will be announced some time this week. Thanks to all who entered!
I know you've all been wondering when the heck I was going to start my latest contest so I have good news! You don't have to wait any longer. It's llama time!
This contest is going to be pretty simple. It involves two amazing things that are rarely combined -- llamas and giant grandma underwear. The goal of this contest is to make some sort of artwork involving those two things. What you can do is up to you! It can be an exact interpretation or an abstract one.
Some examples for inspiration would be: a llama in MLP style with a underwear cutie mark, a llama wearing pin
Depression"It's not real" -- It sure as heck feels real. So real it IS my reality on a daily basis.Depression1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"It's just an excuse to get out of doing things that other people have to" -- I'd love to do thing other people are doing, and I'd relish in being happy when I do so.
"You're just a little sad, you'll get over it" -- Depression isn't just 'feeling sad sometimes'... it's feeling sad ALL the time for what seems like no reason at all.
"Just grow up! Everyone is depressed, you just have to deal with it like everyone else!" -- Stop using everyone else to justify your insensitivity to other people's conditions (also, most of the people suffering from depression are adults, you don't get much more 'grown up' than adult).
"You're not suffering from anything, you're just lazy, ungrateful, and being silly" -- Ok, because obviously I LOVE feeling miserable, worthless, and stupid all the time...who wouldn't...?
"Stop using that as an excuse to not do anything." -- If I could manage to do something a