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
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: 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!9 months 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
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 Wingedgenesis511 months 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
Super Heros, Mad science and Magic, Oh my!Hello everyone! I'm here to let you know about an amazing contest going on right now. ~MynaOphelia and myself are hosting a joint OC contest that ends June 15th 2013. First off I'd like to share with you the prizes up for grabs currently:Super Heros, Mad science and Magic, Oh my!10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
700 from *AJ333
Prize commission (sketch or full depending on time) from *AJ333
Sketch from *WingedGenesis5
A journal feature from *AJ333
Journal feature from ~SquirrelGirl15
300 from *AJ333
50 from ~MynaOphelia
A journal feature from *AJ333
Journal feature from ~SquirrelGirl15
200 from *AJ333
20 from ~MynaOphelia
A journal feature from *AJ333
Journal feature from :devSquirre
Artists Interview with WingedGenesis5!*WingedGenesis5 is one of my favorite artists here on this site. She has beautiful work, an attitude for helping people and the patience to put up with some interesting stuff. Her work is beautiful, colorful, skilled and nice to look at. Here are some of her works followed by an interview written by me and answered by her.Artists Interview with WingedGenesis5!2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
1. Would you give us a brief explanation of why you first joined deviant art and what inspired your username choice?
I had seen the site a few times before and really wanted to join so I could keep up with all of the artists I liked on there, but I was leery of joining anything back then but my curiosity got the better of me. At the time I was just drawing for myself, no one else saw it and I have to say, there wasn't much motivation there and I hoped by joining it would give me a bit of incentive to keep going. I wasn't even into original art back then and
Things to make you smile - FeatureGoing through old art and finding stuff that at least made me smile or giggle a little out loud. Thought I'd share so you had a place to go to find funny stuff on a bad dayThings to make you smile - Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
epic fail - doctor who by =samureibekuchenAvatar: Zuko the fire lord by ~Go-Devil-Dante3D La running around by *TheCosPigLlama Wave by ~KinnisonArcNinja Llama Assault by ~KinnisonArcSee Saw by `CookiemagiKAAAH, A SPIDER D: D: D: by ~KimRaiFan
TARDIS Parking Only by ~sarcasticvalRevenge by `Saimain:thumb277700079:Lies by *alexielartLackadaisy Expressions by *tracyjb:thumb274573152:IT'S THE JELLYFISH JAM by ~MynaOpheliahey, toots"ie" by ~The-Sardonicspink makes ariel cry by `briannacherrygarciaNovice Vampire by `JohnSuBeauty and the Beast by ~S-HarkeyHead Trip - Mmm, Smores by ~shingaTrue story by ~TandtrollDaily Life by ~EnnokniThe Secret to Cloud's Hair by ~ShimmiePoptarts are Food by *SilentReaperMeow by *oxboxerStupidFox - 58 by *SilentReaperDoctor Who Tangled by *trasigpenna10 Things About My Brother: 9 by ~AngelFetherStupidFox - 38 by *SilentReaper
Contest home -http://fav.me/d4i64io
Characters part 1 - http://fav.me/d4i3oe7
Characters part 2 and challenges - http://fav.me/d4i640y
Rules - http://f
Winter 2011-12 OC Contest: Characters IHere's all the fun character stuff!Winter 2011-12 OC Contest: Characters I2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
--- STORY ONE---
Brown hair, light blue eyes (like lightning), average height -5"7' or so, tan or grey sweatshirt with a black tank top underneath, jeans, tennis shoes, fingerless black gloves. Usually has hair in a ponytail. If she's captured she's wearing a white psychiatric ward sort of white shirt and white pants, no shoes and a metal wrist band with EF.3 on it that's used to track/control her. She's about 16-17 in appearance. Random fact, Sparks has no belly button since she was made in a lab.
Sparks is usually quiet, very curios, a bit shy but when it comes to her friends, if she's pushed over the limit, she'll fight and fight hard. She has a 'combat mode' which she rarely uses because it scares her. Her eyes glow blue and she fights until she wins no matter how badly hurt she gets and with little
I was interviewed – “The C” Magazine!Hey everyone, recently I was interviewed for The C which will be a magazine hosted by #The-Classroom. I've been helping work on it and I have to tell you guys it's going to be awesome. Check out this trailer for it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EXoPhpZFDI&feature=youtu.be ! The cover art can be seen here:I was interviewed – “The C” Magazine!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The interview here is for the magazine so it's a bit of a sneak peak. The person asking the questions is ~rogueXunited and the person answering is me Hope you all enjoy.
1. How long have you been drawing?
That's a tough one. Personally I've dug up pictures I 'drew' when I was 6. For serious traditional drawing I've only been at it for about 3 years, digital drawing for about 2 now.
2. Traditional vs digital, which side are you on?
I actually did a paper on this for English class (got an A to boot) and I'm actually neutral. I love both mediums. Both have pros, both have cons and both can be used togethe
CONTEST! :) EDIT: I'm extending the contest a week, since extra time was requested!!! (over)CONTEST! :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: Okay, I lied. xDDD I'm extending it two weeks, so the contest deadline is now September 13th, 2012!!
After forgetting to save the Word document that I put the 50 words on, turning off my computer, and retrieving it somehow.... XD
The contest is here! I've got the prizes sorted out, and figured out the rules lol!
Below is basically everything you need to know about the contest XD Good luck if you enter!
All you need to do is choose 3 of the 50 words from the list below, and try to incorporate it into a piece of art.
[Bullet; Purple] Horror
[Bullet; Purple] Good
[Bullet; Purple] Evil
[Bullet; Purple] Memory
[Bullet; Purple] Innocence
Joint OC Summer Contest - Characters: AJ333Contest Bios:AJ333Joint OC Summer Contest - Characters: AJ3332 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Tareirnose de Vortegrn-
Age: about 19-23 in appearance.
Tareinrose has long, dark brunette hair that's just barely black; it falls in waves but she usually pins it up in an Asian style messy bun. Has bronze-brown eyes that, when she's angry; appear to have a fiery light behind them or glow. She also has many whipping scars going down her back (one of the pictures shows that…) that she covers up, throughout most of her life. T is considered very pretty by many if not beautiful, and as a villain can use this to her advantage when she needs it. For the most part she covers up, wearing dark blacks and reds. Her style merges Asian ninja with steam punk and a bit of modern day rock star or fem fatal/assassin style. She never wears anything that exposes her back
Winter Joint OC Contest - HomeContest is over! We got 7 lovely entries, thank you everyoneWinter Joint OC Contest - Home1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Edit 10: Last edit, contest ENDS TOMORROW. Please get those entries in if you have them started!
Edit 9: There's only 9 days left to the contest and 4 entries. We'd like to see 10 before the contest is over so if you've got one started please get it finished and in! If there aren't 10 entries then the prizes will be lessened and evenly distributed among the people who did enter (probably 150ish each and a feature etc). Thanks for understanding and thank you to the people who did enter so far! You rock
Edit 8: 19 days left on the contest! Next 5 entries in by June 1st will get 10 right away from me for getting in way before the deadline! So a little extra incentive to get an already started entry finished
Edit 7: By request and after some chatting, we're extending the contest one last time to June 15th 2013. This means there will be no summer OC contest this