General Photography CVs - what do we actually DO?Since it's Daily Deviations week, a quick revamp over what the General Photography Community Volunteers can DD - and can't - seemed to be fitting! For starters, those who don't know - your current General Photography Community Volunteers are Kaz-D and 3wyl. For those who aren't aware of the 'lingo' within the galleries, here's a very short glossary...General Photography CVs - what do we actually DO?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Getting Down with the Lingo
This is the common term for Daily Deviations. The Daily Deviation is a daily feature chosen from the galleries here on deviantART. A small assortment of submissions are chosen each day by a select group of staff/volunteer members who wish to showcase an image which they found impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large. This information can be readily found here -> :faq61:
This is the short way of saying, Animals, Plants and Nature - a sub-gall
Are DDs about the art or artist?Are DDs about the art or artist?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DDs are about the art, not the artist.
Go to the suggestion guidelines of most CVs and you'll notice huge differences between stuff like the amount of favs something can have, personal preferences, and of course galleries. But there's one thing that doesn't change: the guidelines for DDs focus on the artistic qualities of the individual piece.
A DD is a 24-hour feature given to a piece of art that the featuring person (usually a Community Volunteer)—and suggester—wants to expose more.
Because the art hasn't been appreciated as much as it could be. Or because it's got something to offer the community, like a tutorial or a suggestion. Usually it's a mix of both, although of course each piece is unique.
The take-away from this is that while a lot of thought goes into picking a
A guide to DeviantArt popularityAlright. I've actually planned on this article for weeks now. A little too long maybe. But now I feel I can't let it sit in a folder on my computer unfinished and take up space. It has to come out, especially after having read an article about something similar, but written in such an arrogant manner.A guide to DeviantArt popularity6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So many people come to this community. Some just to browse, and most come here to have a place to display their artwork and get feedback. Many want to be "popular". But honestly, what does that mean? Lots of attention, favorites, watchers, and what everyone seems to want and think their art deserves, a Daily Deviation feature? Some go as far as to attack and belittle other artists for having more pageviews than them, or getting more comments. Is that what the word "popularity" means? I think that word is misunderstood and misused.
Here are a few simple suggestions/steps that will help you become a better fellow deviant, get more attention and increase your popularity:
Hate Mary Sues? Don't we all!With the creation of several self-publishing websites such as Lulu and the general standard of what is deemed to be publishable declining, every thirteen year old girl and her pet goldfish believe they have what it takes to be the next big author. In an attempt to churn out a book series of six-hundred pages in one weekend, many juvenile wannabe authors neglect the very building blocks of their fiction: the characters.Hate Mary Sues? Don't we all!6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Most of us have heard the terms Mary Sue and Gary Stu before heck, they may have been aimed at us before but how many of us actually know the definition of a Mary Sue? We simply believe that a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is a badly-developed character, but are we aware of what defines a Mary Sue? From my personal experience, a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is a character who:
Has barely any [exploitable] flaws.
Is virtually perfect. (These two are pretty obvious)
Often serves as a sel
An Absurd Interview with SanguineEpitaphWelcome to another edition of Absurd Interviews: Even better than whole grain bread!An Absurd Interview with SanguineEpitaph3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Long time we don't see each other huh? Long time you don't hear another of my great poems. Well, here is one. Enjoy!
Roses are red
Violets are blue (well, purple sometimes)
This next deviant is the color of blood
And blood is beautiful
Ladies and gentlemen, with you: SanguineEpitaph
Good day! How are you this fine day good sir?
If it's a good day and I'm a good sir, I do believe I'm good.
But, you know, I could also be fine. :iconteheeyesplz:
Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
:iconbitchpleaseplz: My closets don't have doors. :icondivaplz:
An old lady is crossing the road. A banana helped her get to the other side more quickly, but a random skating kid tripped him and he in turn made an incoming truck of gummy bears tip over. What happens next or what will you do?
Well there are obviously
Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.EDIT 3: Like this? Want to share? You can on Tumblr: http://vaselinecats.tumblr.com/post/31962300935/trigger-warning-for-awesome-comebacks I am working on a series called TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME! that I will be uploading there. This journal is part one.Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: I will update this a little and spread it around.
EDIT: I get a lot of good material so I may just be updating this regularly.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME!
"Get a life."
This one would only work if you were trying to insult a dead person. May work on zombies and emo kids.
"Yeah, you keep thinking that."
This will work on zombies. It makes them feel like shit so it could count as a blow. They have no brains. This is why they want yours.
"Learn to spell."
This is good for when you are confronting a really bad wizard or when you have nothing better to say. I reccomend it in moderation.
"You're just a hater."
It's always valid. Always. Everyone hates somethin
Common Art Theft ExcusesTop Excuses I Hear from Thieves and Rule BreakersCommon Art Theft Excuses3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1.EVERY1 DOSE IT!!!!!111!!!
This one is never well written... Just because other people do it doesn't make it okay. If it's against the rules I will report it. I don't care who you are or who else is doing it. If you give me examples I'll report them to. After all, if crazy people started shooting other people in the face would you start doing it too? Apparently koaumae5918 has seen "Well everyone steals! We're stealing the alphabet!" I've seen this one as well...No. No it doesn't work that way stupid.
2. UR STOOPID. UR A TROLL.
This one isn't an excuse, but I hear it a lot. It's never well written either... Me or anyone else reporting you doesn't make us trolls. We aren't harassing you. We're trying to show you what you've done wrong so you don't get banned, suspended, or reprimanded.
3. You aren't a mod! You can't report me!
DA relies on members to re
Black Hole Senshi Design Contest - NOW CLOSED!!!Okay, after many requests and queries to when I was actually going to start this contest, here it is!Black Hole Senshi Design Contest - NOW CLOSED!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
January 31st 2013 - midnight PST*
*If you would like an extension, please note me with the progress you have so far and I will give you a new deadline.
Only one person asked for an extension, which will be until Sunday, the 3rd. This extension is only for that specific person, the contest is now closed to everyone else. Judging will begin on Monday, the 4th.
To design a new Black Hole Senshi for Sailor Galatea and her team.
Must be a new, original senshi made by you. Not your existing OC senshi or one of the canon characters.
If you have already made a fan Black Hole Senshi, then you are more tha
I got kicked out of The SeerYeah its really no big deal, except MCP and the other narrators are most likely gonna hate me now…I got kicked out of The Seer11 months ago in Personal More Like This
any ways what happened was an ex gf of mine told madame macabre and the seer crew that i commissioned a pic of jeff killing korbyn a year ago. I didn’t comish it but i did suggest it because i was a lil upset at them at that moment, but even with my url best friends we get upset bicker and shit talk behind each others backs all the time. but its juts venting we get over it and move on cause were friends. My opinion is that the seer crew may have been overreacting in this situation somewhat. Yes i said some rude things to one or two friends in private because i was upset, dick move, but this is not really unusual behavior for anyone, we all do this. So… no ones really the bad guy or totally innocent here tbh… except fuck that bitch who ratted me out just to stir up shit for me&
New Contest! [Design a Goddess]Update May 5, 2012: PLEASE do not add this journal to your favorites unless you intend on A] showing to someone that might be interested in joining or B] are interested in joining yourself. And please, if you are interested in joining, tell me. I'm sorry for having to post this update, but its confusing when people favorite this journal [or the bump one] and do not tell me if they intend on joining.New Contest! [Design a Goddess]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[[Notice: Please check the Contest Bump journal http://deathlypain.deviantart.com/journal/Contest-Bump-290259300 as it is updated much more regularly than this one!]]
Like designing characters? Like using lots of colors? Well then this contest is for you!
Hullo lovelies, I was just wondering if you might be able to help me design a character for a story. Why? Well, because no matter what I come up with, I'm just not happy with it. Which is where your amazing-ness comes in to play. [
Edit: I will no longer be accepting combatants after May 6, 2012.
Official Jeffy And Johnny Pages ResourceSo I noticed that whenever I make a Journal with the J&J pages it gets a lot of favorites, but it's a Journal, so I forget to update it because I'm LAZY. So I'm going to make this the OFFICIAL page where you can find all of the pages. An index, resource or whatever it's called.Official Jeffy And Johnny Pages Resource2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some lovely pictures of them that don't have anything to do with the story:
Strips currently out:
The Jeffy and Johnny special mini series: Meeting (AKA the story of how they met, and in my mind 'The Prologue.')
Page One: Jeffy And Johnny: Meeting
Page Two: Jeffy And Johnny: Meeting Page 2
Page Three: Jeffy And Johnny: Meeting Page 3
Page Four: Jeffy And Johnny: Meeting Page 4
Page Five: Jeffy And Johnny Meeting Page 5
Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX! ... Because everyone smokes when they write big long important letters and shit that deviantART wont read. (we might get lucky?) Go compare the layout of dA now, to that of Flickr, or 500px or society6. And you'll agree with everything about to be said.Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A FIX FOR THE THUMBNAILS
Developed by rotane <-- Fucking hero
Go give him your thanks / love / llamas!
Please don't piss off your artists. For your sake.
Please don't forget our art keeps this site alive.
Please don't forget we have plenty of other sites to display our art.
Places where it is displayed more professionally and more orderly.
The fact this journal exists shows how much we love this site. Seriously.
Otherwise we'd deactivate and <i>
Anatomy ReferencesI think it would be a good idea to compile a list of reference sites for human anatomy, proportions, and all the like! If you have anything you'd like to share, just paste your links in the comments and I will add them to the list.Anatomy References3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Posemaniacs.com - http://www.posemaniacs.com/
Great website with hundreds of rendered male and female bodies in all varieties of poses.
How to draw the head from any angle - http://www.stanprokopenko.com/blog/2009/05/draw-head-any-angle/
Interesting and simple guide on how to draw a proportionate head from any angle.
Male body hair guide - http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ChC50-DiCicatriz-body-hair.jpg
Illustration of the male body and proper locations of body hair (except for the crotch.)
Various guides and tutorials - http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/drawing-lessons/drawing-faces-lessons/howtodraw-people-tutorials.html
I haven't personally looked at very many of these, but this page has a LOT of links to
The Art of Manga/Anime Fine Art PrintsThe Art of Manga/Anime3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Carciphona - Spiral
A U T U M N
Come let's go
Boys Over Faeries
The magical pigment shop
in our dreams we can fly
Legend of the fire fish
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[Tutorial] Requested: Loading Morphs in DAZ StudioThis is useful even to those working with Generation 4, because you can create and morph Gen 4 clothes in DS4.6 just as you can Genesis 1 and 2 clothes, and its free built-in creation tools are more robust and powerful than those that come by default with most versions of Poser. So even if you want to render in Poser, it makes sense to do your morphing in DAZ Studio.[Tutorial] Requested: Loading Morphs in DAZ Studio9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The first thing you will need to do is to load the clothing item you would like to morph in DAZ Studio.
If it is set up with multi-resolution (I have no clear idea whether Poser can do that), you need to set the resolution to Base and the Subdivision to 0. You can do this in the Parameters tab to the right of the screen. If there is no Parameters tab, you can create one using Window--Panes/Tabs.
If it is morphed or posed by default, you should also set those dials to 0. Most clothing is not, but just to cover my bases.
Once the figure is fully zeroed and at base resolution, go to File--Export.
PE Prose Basics: Pacing ( and Show vs. Tell)Hello, everyone! As you all know, this week over at projecteducate is Prose Basics. We're here to help all you prose writers (whether flash fiction, short stories, or novels) get better at your craft with some basic tips for growth. Today, I'm going to be talking about something you've probably heard about again and again: pacing.PE Prose Basics: Pacing ( and Show vs. Tell)1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is Pacing?
No, it's not what you do when you're stuck on a scene and need to get up and stretch those leg muscles to get your writing juices flowing. It's actually a very important ability that writers have to control the speed their story is read. You as the author get to manipulate the reader in a way and make the speed of the story match the scene. What better way to drop the reader right into the moment? But, pacing also holds the ability to make or break your story and keep or lose your reader's interest. This is why it's so important in writing.
Setting the Scene:
How to become popular in the fan fiction section1. find a character that horny 13 year fan girls are in love withHow to become popular in the fan fiction section3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2. write a fanfic where the character dates the reader (it doesnt have to be well written fangirls will read anything that has Prussia saying "I love you" to them)
3. If you really want to be popular add a sex scene even if it has such bad terms as "virgin walls" they wont care while they are fapping to it
4. Watch your view count go through the roof!
Art help and podcastUnironic question about cartooning vs realismArt help and podcast3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days ago I asked for help with a drawing and i got a load of great advice. However, while taking the advice a lot of it helped reinforce a notion that frustrates me. The idea that "greater detail and anatomy = better products." Whenever I get criticism for my artwork, the general notion that I get is that people want me to make art more realistically, with greater sense of detail, lighting, perspective, and anatomy. And while I agree I need to work on all those aspects... I have qualms about being pushed in that direction. I like making cartoony drawings, so at what point do you cut off the realism in favor of being more cartoony? Why is being cartoony more frowned upon or seen as being lazy? One person in the threat that was helping me mentioned that while I did good on the artwork in question, I need to take the info with a grain of salt and be careful not to let people steer me towards being a realistic artist if cartooning
The WHUTler - I Like Analysis but this is RidicI love a good analysis as much as the next person. Even the ones that are meant to be satirical, comedic, or generally sarcastic. But I think there are times when people just get so into something (or a character) that they feel the need to over-analyze their every action or just look into it to the point where they either end up seeing something that isn't there, or take something and make it out to be deeper than it actually is.The WHUTler - I Like Analysis but this is Ridic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I see a lot of GIF sets for shows like Sherlock, Avengers/Thor, and Doctor Who that do a lot of, "let's take a GIF set or images from this scene and write a complex analysis for this character or that character or this scene."
And then, most recently, we have the Once-ler fandom.
I'll admit that I didn't watch the entire Lorax film, but I've seen enough clips/scenes from the movie as well as GIF sets and summaries/reviews to know pretty much how all of it goes down. The overall general consensus seems to be that the movie was fairly shitty, although th
Using Spot Render To Populate Scene In DAZ StudioThis livestream looks at using the Spot Render tool as an alternate way to populate a scene with more content than could perhaps be loaded into the scene all at once, or to amend an element of an existing render (assuming you still had the scene file to load).Using Spot Render To Populate Scene In DAZ Studio9 months ago in Personal More Like This
We then combine the separate render passes using GIMP for this final image... http://fav.me/d7f9h2b
Readymades: Hallmarks of Lazy WritingReadymadesReadymades: Hallmarks of Lazy Writing1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hallmarks of Lazy Writing
ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate's Prose Basics Week. I decided to tackle "lazy writing" as a topic, because they always say "write what you know" and boy, do I know laziness. Then I realized there were dozens of ways to be a lazy writer, so I heroically narrowed the scope of my article down to one broad topic: readymades. After talking about what a "readymade" is, I'll explain why they should be avoided in writing prose*, and I'll finish with some tips to help you avoid using them yourself.
Before we go any further, I should note that the term is not a technical one. It is the word I was taught to use to identify a set of common problems with weak writing, so it's the word I use. I hope you'll find this article helpful, but it's not a textbook.
*I say "prose" because it's Prose Basics Week, but readymades infect poetry as well. If you're more a poet than a prose
Akatsuki:iconakaplz::icontsukiplz::iconakastamp1::iconakastamp2:Akatsuki3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive Writer7 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
You know the type: the writer who submits something new everyday, who floods your inbox with new poems and prose pieces that they somehow had time to write since the last time you logged in to dA. How do they do it? Are there more than 24 hours in their day? Do they have chunks of spare time that you don't? Super discipline? Magic powers?
It may seem like a strange and mystical phenomenon, but believe it or not, that person is probably just as busy as you are. Even more unbelievable: you can become that person, too. It doesn't take magic powers or a high tolerance to lack of sleep or loads of spare time, but it does take discipline. Ready? Okay.
Actually, not quite ready yet. You know when you're really on a roll, when you're writing and writing and suddenly... you stop to check Facebook? Yeah. Whether it be Facebook or email or the refrigerator or deviantART, we want to get rid of distractions. Move to a distraction-free ar
Artists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwordsEvery once in a while i get someone trying to hack into my facebook or deviantart. Lately someone sent me a link to a fake tumblr log in screen trying to steal my tumblr password. that person is obsidianwingsofmidnight.tumblr.comArtists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwords11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, i am making this public so that people know what kind of person obsidianwingsofmidnight is and be aware of messages from him/her.
this person claims they were hacked as well. That might or might not be true, either way i don't want to go hunting them down, just be careful of ANYONE sending you links, especially people you never talked to before.
A note for every deviant out there.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PASSWORD THIEVES:
1. Start out by having a very strong password. Having passwords that have numbers and symbols (*!@#$%) is a great way to start, but a sure way of having a strong password is just having a very long one. I saw an article where it said that nothing beats a long password, So it's better to have a long passw