Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearHello fellow friends, watchers and everyone else who stumbles upon this...Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today is the 4th Advent, in not even 6 (for some people 7) days is Christmas Eve. Because I won't be at home from Christmas until the 29th or even 30th of December I decided to put up a nice Feature of Christmas Art. Today I had my Mum, her boyfriend and his father over for dinner. We had fried trout filets, boiled potatoes and cucumber sald and a nice apple-vanilla-cinnamon junket as Dessert. I wanted to do something for them - they always support me so much and the father of my mum's boyfriend invites us for dinner so often and he just won't let me pay when we go to a restaurant. So yeah - this is the only chance I have to invite all of them for dinner...and it was so nice even though a lot of work - I guess I will do it again I think somewhere around next year - maybe in April before Easter Sunday or something like that...maybe earlier..I don't know yet ^^ I'm
Sucker Punch:: Guardian AngelEveryone has an angel.Sucker Punch:: Guardian Angel2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A guardian who watches over us.
We can't know what form they'll take.
One day, old man.
Next day, little girl.
But don't let appearances fool you.
They can be as fierce as any dragon.
Yet they're not here to fight our battles.
but to whisper from our heart.
reminding that it's us...
lt's every one of us who holds
the power over the worlds we create..
We can deny our angels exist..
convince ourselves they can't be real.
But they show up anyway.
At strange places.
And at strange times.
They can speak through any character
we can imagine.
They'll shout through demons
if they have to...
challenging us to fight.
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
How to create my square BrushBy popular demand, here is ..NOT my square brush, but how to create it yourself!How to create my square Brush8 months ago in Personal More Like This
And EP 09 of the character tutorial this week WWwwWWEeeEEEEEEEEE!
Nothing too advanced, but hopefully helpful to some of you bros :0
Magic of WATERCOLORS #6:iconflyingheartsplz:Magic of WATERCOLORS #61 year ago in Art Features More Like This
-:Born from Fire:- by CarolineSuominenMy Personal Winter-Wonderland by alicelevene
Sidewalk in Charleston by Built4ever
horror croped by cocoshit
Venezia Colorful by yelouSwimming Frog by mellisea
Florales by Calicot-ZCSing by Kait-KuroiI will show you love by Kait-Kuroi
The sheeparadise by AgnesAntonello-:Ganesh:- by CarolineSuominenTime has come by Kait-Kuroi
: scabra : by Natasha011Dragon by EnvenHB005 by KoValery
Royal by ShadeofShinonCommission: Henna Fairy by SeraphimFeathersColourful music by maria-degeratu
Poison by CleoniqueThe smell of storm by akira008Strawberry swing by Leona-Raint
Magic of WATERCOLORS #5:iconflyingheartsplz:Magic of WATERCOLORS #51 year ago in Personal More Like This
Mucha Is My Homeboy by ArdenEllenNixonGypsy by SimkayeArt Nouveau by bluerainbow-2001Penitence by LunaCorvinaA Rose in the Snow by SaraCuervoIndian woman by ShashikantaThe Bird by yara001ACEO-Qwalbrin Nilan by almaticaniFIRE by MORGANA0ANAGROM:thumb205020665:Flower fairy by MaryILFocuse on me by AyaAsakurablue by miladeclittle meermaid by Althea-25commission:Anat by sinviavase and strawberries by heartbeatttttWork A Week 4 by silvertalesA table for two by wystemdDance - Lineart by Hira--Akami by kendravixieDate Night by pechuckyIcanoegraphic: The Dumoine by dwaynerjamesYggdrasil by EsaNany:thumb174955227:Yuki Araki by ohtwoakeyThe Secret Place by wha-a-tlife is a fairy tale. by uudieChica Adidas by FluorescentteddyElectric Blue Poison Dart Frog by icansketchu10-1032: My Puppy by MudPuddlesIsabelle Ta Kae 19 by Calicot-ZCBeautiful smile by Evi-sanpoppyhorse by dragonflywatercolorsGreen forest by NyffetyffPray by Hane-chanBuwan ng Wika by chichariaThe Lindworm by lostinfairyrealms:thumb176369997:Dying Childhood by kamarza:thumb174954256:fall-angel fall : updated by Jay-Allen-HansenLittle Simply Blue and Green by LilithDarckenchanted forest by littel-litAWD spring 2010 contest by Si3artSweet Devil by Si3artQueen of the Fairies by HaawanGoldberry Proudfeet by LavenderwitchB a l l o o n by udon-art:thumb1779
random ass feature 20!I have something I'm working on but can't find the motivation! RAWR. Anyway, enjoy these examples of awesomeness!random ass feature 20!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fester by kellymckernan
wild spirit by AF-studios Delirium by Aegis-Strife The Angel by EnchantedWhispersArt
Grimoire by MorriganArt :thumb360356113: :thumb360367433:
Jan and Alice as zombies by SiljaVich
Sounds Of Freedom by Ariel87 Drowning in Memories by BurakUlker Vianna by nine9nine9
pretty little monsters by siruphial
daily sketch 2198 by nosoart No Freedom by MirageMari Colourblind V2 by ChelseaHantken
Light Capsule by EdenaBlujul
The missing piece by scared-princess :thumb360570158: Balance by khellfinte
Reminiscence by IdaLarsenArt
La Dame et son Dragon by Kallaria The Moon Forest by Leafbreeze7 Totem by LuLebel
lili marleen by lora-zombie
TIME TO GO AWAY by MirellaSantana Lace Afternoon by vacuumslayer I am sailing stormy waters by iNeedChemicalX
Tumblr blogs and features! :)I've been trying to organize my blog guys. I'd like to keep this strictly a writing blog only, so I've been cleaning.Tumblr blogs and features! :)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've made both an art blog, and a blog strictly for my sweet Willow cat. :3
If you're interested, here are the blogs:
My new art blog: http://sweetichor.tumblr.com/
Willow's Blog: http://pussi-willow.tumblr.com/ ( Still under construction)
AnotherPassenger and I also started a Betta fish support blog: http://thegrumpybetta.tumblr.com/
So if you have Betta fish, or are interested in learning more about these beauties, do have a look see!
note 02 by KaitForestCliche by winterkate
eight things about growing up. by colbalt-rainof history and poetry. by theresambraunsociety is warped like a two-by-four by Adagiobunny
the dying star of your memory by psynobi9The Naiad and the Queen by dy-adeven then(exhausted by shame) by psynobi9
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Beware of Some Tutorials... This is just my opinion. I have to lead with that. Everyone is free to agree or disagree and disregard.Beware of Some Tutorials...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've had loads of people over the past few months ask me to create tutorials.
I never have. I'm not sure when I will, and I'll tell you why. Deviantart is filled to the brim with the most *awful* tutorials. And now that "Tutorials" have a priority category ( meaning they get to the front page every single time regardless of how many hits they get), some users have been creating tutorial after tutorial just to abuse that loop hole.
Thing is, I find a lot of these people who create the tutorials, have no business creating them in the first place o_o;. Some of them ( not all) aren't doing it to be helpful to the masses. Some of them are doing it to try to make one (to see if they can set it up, to see if they can make it interactive), or to see if they can use the exploit. Those people are not helping you.
Thank you Everyone and Winner AnnouncedWe would like to thank everyone for the on going support of group, we have over 3000 Members and over 3000 watchers! We also have a large number of people linking to their give away's and free artwork. We appreciate everything you have done for us!Thank you Everyone and Winner Announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In celebration, I will be giving away 100 Points today, all you need to do it favourite this journal so I can pick a random number from the list
This winner is!!! :iconlizziecat1279: http://lizziecat1279.deviantart.com/
Much love from :iconFreeGiveAways:
Contest! CLOSED!! ♦ Hello Everyone! Today starts the day that Wandering-Imitation will be holding it’s very first contest! ♦Contest! CLOSED!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now closed and results will be up shortly!
So before we get into the details of the characters or the contest here are the prizes you can get if you enter!
• 1st place will be able to choose from a 3 Month Premium Membership Or 600
A picture from imagine-art-21614 in your choice of traditional or digital.
A full body picture from Orwellisms
A Colored Picture with Background, up to two characters and Two Colored Chibis from PitifulServant
A colored Half Body from lou2209
A colored Full body from Tabanshee
And a Full body + Chibi CG from butt-sama
• 2nd place will be able to choose from a 1 Month Premium Membership Or 350
Along with a picture from imagine-art-21614 in your choice of traditional or digital.
New Feature For November.New Feature For November.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented members, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. The submissions have been of a very high standard and I already have enough for next month's feature. Our membership is now over 3,170 and our galleries as I always write, contains even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital painting and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group also accepts and has folders for animation, designs and interfaces, deviantWEAR, pixel art and pixel animation, vector and vexel artworks, comic strips, pages and panels, matte painting, mature content, mixed media, mixed media - 3D, 3D art, commission information, tutorials and resources, announcements and also wallpaper submissions.
As always, I would like to congratulate the
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
Time Machine Contest CLOSED Ok! So here we are. The contest is officially closed. I can't believe it. So many entries!!! I never expected 30 entries for a contest about my OCs!!! I'm so happy and excited!! I really want to thank every participant! I love every single entry! Each one is special for some reason: originality, sympathy, kindness, beauty, the story it tells, creativity, technique... etc, etc...Time Machine Contest CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I already know it will be SO difficult to pick the winners! I really would like to reward everyone! It will not be easy at all to choose only 3 of these entries!
However I will need a few days to vote, so stay tuned!
I want to thank to every participant, to the kind contributors, without whom this contest would not have been possible, to my lovely AngelLale87 that will have to share with me the difficulty of the judjing, and the groups that will support my contest.
If you didn't yet, enjoy all the entries here: http://piccolaria.deviantart.com/favourites/48408301
Free 800 Points Giveaway~! [CLOSED] FREE POINTS GIVEAWAYFree 800 Points Giveaway~! [CLOSED]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
FIRST PRIZE: :iconjinxtwist:
SECOND PRIZE :iconMysterionRises6:
THIRD PRIZE :icontwintailedcat:
Thank you everyone that entered!
I'm so happy to finally reach 100 watchers, that I've decided to give away some points!
FIRST PRIZE: 500 [Points]
[Bullet; Purple] SECOND PRIZE: 200 [Points]
[Bullet; Blue] THIRD PRIZE: 100 [Points]
HOW TO ENTER (MUST DO):
[+fav] This Journal
EXTRA ENTRIES (OPTIONAL):
+1 Entry = +Watch
+1 Entry = [+fav] either or
[MAXIMUM ENTRY IS +3 TIMES]
~ It would be really helpful if you commented how many times you entered~
The numbers will be put into a random number generator
If you don't understand something, feel free to ask!
THE GIVE AWAY CONCLUDES ON FRIDAY THE 16th AT 6PM AEST TIME
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR 100 WATCHERS!
Watcher Contest - Win Points + Features + ThanksHey Everyone!Watcher Contest - Win Points + Features + Thanks2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, I have been absolutely amazed by all of my amazing watchers So for the next few days, I want to send a thank you back to you all... I originally planned to do this during Valentines Day, but other stuff got planned then... So let's do it now
I want to thank a ton of you guys! So here is how I am going to thank 33 of you! (Yes there's a lot more then 33, but that's all I can do for now...)
- Give 25 of my watchers a 5 piece journal feature
- Give 5 of my watchers a 5 piece front page feature (my front page, for a month)
- Give 3 of my watchers 100
So what do you have to do to get one of these prizes? Just three simple things:
1. As this is a thank you to my watchers, you must be watching me (If you aren't right now, you can still watch me )
2. Then simply comment on this journal. Say anything you'd like!
3. Lastly, Fave this journal!
This will end February 26, 2012 at 11:59:59 P
Don't you forget about me...Well guys, this is it... In a few hours, I leave for this years three month deployment...Don't you forget about me...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you that don't know, I am in the US Navy, and every year around summertime, my command deploys on a +/-three month tour of duty called CARAT. (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) During which we train with multiple countries militaries in the eastern hemisphere.
This year, I will get to visit Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, the Philippines, and a few others whose names escape me at the moment... (For those of you may be interested, I often post photos of my CARAT shenanigans in my "This is my Life" gallery folder! )
While I am excited as always, I am also pretty bummed, because I will most likely not have time to complete any more animations, songs, or vectors until I get back...
I will, of course, resume animating the moment I return! In the meantime th
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
im so done with danganronpajustim so done with danganronpa10 months ago in Personal More Like This
thEY WwER e E cL aS S mATE s om FG
thEY w E r E frIEnd S
Resource Roundup #5: Valentine's Day ToolkitThe Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #5: Valentine's Day Toolkit2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about Valentine's Day. Below you'll find all sorts of fantastic resources for creating the ultimate valentine!
What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
the small giveaway for premium and non premium /3[Closed]I’m organising a very very very small giveaway, but it is for fun so I hope you will join. The sun finally came :3 so let’s celebrate summer!the small giveaway for premium and non premium /31 year ago in Personal More Like This
This will be a weird giveaway for the reason that….I have to give something away XD
This will be divided between Premium members, non Premium Members and the two categories. Why O.o? cuz’….
[//////////Skip it if you’re not a premium member] Alright guys, so the thing is that the Blackberry stuff is not available anymore TT and we can't use free skins. I was working on a new skin when I discovered the sad truth. It means that I have a skin, but can't use it....Thus, I'm offering it (basically because I do not know how to submit a skin, inamuch as I don't have a specfic file to upload. )
[//////////stop skipping if you're not a premium memberXD]
To make it a little funnier, I have decided to organise a mini-giveaway with mini-prizes(yepeeee!) :iconcheerplz:
How to participate?
Capo's Contest Time! /CLOSED/HEY GUYS! Here it is!!! THE END OF THE CONTEST! You have approximately 9 HOURS at the time I am re-posting this journal to enter the contest, It is officially ending today at 5:00 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME!!! That means if you live in California (West Coast), it'll end at 3:00 PM; if you live in Virginia (East Coast) it'll end a 6:00 PM!!!Capo's Contest Time! /CLOSED/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, you MAY have some leeway. Since the good ole boyfriend is here today, I may or may not be out and about, but when I re-post the journal saying it's over, IT'S OVER.
I'd like to thank all the entrants so far, and all the ones I may get today :'3
GOOD LUCK! <3333
I got so many entries that they made me exceed the journal size limit!! O____O Thanks guys so much! If you'd like to see the entries, I posted a link to all of them at the bottom where the entries used to be! C: If you don't see your entry there, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Hello everyone! After posting a poll to see how people would feel ab
Super[villain] Group Contest Info! EDIT:Super[villain] Group Contest Info!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Trying out this skin, courtesy of soratakenouchi1! How's it look?
(Because the prize list is so long, it's going to go in it's own seperate journal. It will be linked to in this one )
...and speaking of prizes, OMG LOOK AT ALL THEM I love you all for donating these wonderful things! This has gotta be one of the the best contests I've ever run thanks to you guys!
The Softer Side of Loki
Any! You may draw or write your heart out <3
Members are allowed one Literature entry, and one Art entry!
Winners will be chosen by you, via the group poll (and mine, if there's so many entries we have to use two polls)!
Please submit to the correct subfolders, you can find them in the drop-box of the submission page!
There will be 3 winners for Literature, and 3 winners for Art!
Prize list is here: http://loki-hiddleston.d