Joint OC Summer Contest - HOMEUPDATE 3 CONTEST HAS ENDED! Judges have been sent notes to get working. 1/4 judges is done at this time and progress looks good! Be on the lookout sometime next week for results Thank you everyone who entered! And those who did be sure to go read this journal by WingedGenesis5 who's offering a thanks for all entrants! - http://fav.me/d58i95j
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UPDATE 2 The contest is EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15th. That's right, you got lotsa extra time to work now! There are 18 wonderful entries, almost there for 4-5th placing
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UPDATE 1: Wow I haven't written an update yet Oopsie. Well here's a quick one! There's 26 days left to the contest so if you haven't started on an entry yet, you should! There's well over 2,000 in prizes as well as all sorts of really epic stuff! Check out the prize page if you need motivation to enter! And PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS CONTEST. There are so many bonus prizes
PE: Mastery and Purpose in Your Art"Wow, you’re so talented, I could never draw like that even in a million years!"PE: Mastery and Purpose in Your Art1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"You’re either really good at art or you aren’t."
"Some people have all the talent, and I’m not one of them."
We hear and see things like this all the time and people with the middle to high range art skills know these comments are just not true. As author Geoff Colvin says in his book by the same title, "Talent is overrated," and really it is. There is no such thing as one person being born super talented and another having none at all or other such myths in art like that. The only difference between you the beginner artist and that artist way up at the top is hard work, smart work and time.
One major study (listed in 'Talent Is Overrated') showed that there was no such thing as the ‘talented’ elite who hardly work and just come out on top. It was found that there was no such thing as the person who just worked super hard consistently
PE: Its For Who Its For!At the time that I wrote this article, it was the day after I found out that someone had said some very mean things against my art and me as a person that was posted very viral onto tumblr for over a 12,000 people to see. While I tried not to let it phase me much, it did get me thinking about a talk I once heard titled "Its for who it's for, it's not for who it's not for!". Ironically the next morning that was the talk I was listening to on my iPod as part of my daily dose of success principle CD listening. Background over, let's get to the point shall we?PE: Its For Who Its For!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The talk was basically by a best selling author who discovered his book rated on a site, I believe was called, goodreads.com or something along those lines. He was talking about how he had all 5's, a few 4's and 1 big fat 1, on a scale of 1-5. He drew something out that really struck home with me and I'd love to share it here. It looked like this:
He said that's the curve of likeability of his book. T
The Lost Art: FriendshipEveryone has a friend somewhere no matter how close or distant they are. But how many of us really know, let alone do, what it takes to be a good friend? Some of us may not even know who a friend is.The Lost Art: Friendship1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Are they someone we know only so we can get free art, free food and mooch things off of? Are they the people we can tell our deepest secrets too? What about the person you only talk with to rant about everything to get things off your chest? Are they someone you turn to when things get tough and they're still there? Are they the watchers here and 'friends' you have on Facebook or do they have to be real live connections?
Author Robert Putman said "Happiness is best predicted by the breadth and depth of one's social connections." If you're not happy it's probably because your relationships are struggling in more than one area. So why not take a little time to learn more about real friendship and how to be a better friend?
Another quote is from C.S Lewis and with it he described t
PE: Interview with Wingedgenesis5Hello everyone! This is an interview with the super amazing WingedGenesis5. She's an awesome friend, artist and person who I'm very pleased to share with all of you. Please enjoy her and her amazing artPE: Interview with Wingedgenesis51 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Q: Introduce yourself a little please!
Hello! I'm Hannah, although most people know me as WingedGenesis5 or WG. I'm mostly a digital artist but I do love pencil, markers and pastels.
Q: How did you first find DeviantART?
I had seen it a couple times while just looking at artwork. I enjoyed browsing through pieces and eventually joined.
Q: Why do you think DA helps you improve so much?
You're constantly exposed to all kinds of levels in art, and it's both an inspiration and a drive to achieve the level of something you really admire. Plus you get constructive criticism in areas you may not even know you have problem
Why some people get banned (explanation)Today there were a few bannings that happened of some somewhat well known deviants and a big known group. A lot of people who followed the group/deviants are wondering why they got banned etc. Just as an educational bit I want to show people the dA etiquette Policy that you were supposed to have agreed to when you joined the site (yet surprisingly so many people don't read it.) It can be found here:Why some people get banned (explanation)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll go by selected sections that pertain to the behavior that's been going on and add some notes of my own:
All members of the deviantART community are expected to be familiar with these rules of etiquette and they will be enforced evenly and without bias in every situation which is brought to the attention of the administration regardless of the membership status of the user in question.
You are EXPECTED to be familiar with these rules of etiquette, wow guys I wonder how many of us are?
PE: Getting Noticed in dAGetting noticed within dAPE: Getting Noticed in dA1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Everyday, millions of users from all over the world use deviantART, and it is really hard for new users to get themselves noticed. Oh yes, it is HARD. It can actually be a really disappointing experience for some of us. But, if you show some patience and work for it, you may just be able to crack through that wall standing between you and exposure to the community. Remember, all it take is patience. Lots and lots of patience. Oh, and you also need to trust yourself. Just because you couldn't get a huge fan base in several weeks or months doesn't mean that you will never get them. But, there are some really important stuff you need to follow first before getting there.
dA is also a community, just like any other community in the world. The only difference is that dA is an online community and the others, well they are totally offline . So, this means there will be some standards to be held in there, or else
Watchers Feature no. 2Wow guys! Thank you for the mindblowingly positive respons for that first feature journal! I've read all your comments, and I'm sorry for not being able to answer them all, but know that I'll feature every single person who wrote to me. I'm amazed by the interest really... It will take some time though, since you were quite many who wanted one, but every single one will get it, so keep a look out for your feature in the near future!Watchers Feature no. 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be doing these features every Thursday and Monday, and if anyone else wants a feature, don't hesitate to comment on this journal, or anywhere else for that matter I'll be glad to feature anyone who wants!
So here's todays crazy good feature. You people inspire me!
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