Keeping your Account Safe!Hi guys, just want to give everyone a friendly reminder about account security. Keeping your account and email passwords secure is the most important factor in not getting your account hijacked by anyone.Keeping your Account Safe!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Sipping tea with your Muse Only by fostering a facility with the vocabulary of your artistic medium of choice, can you begin to really free yourself to be open to being creative with it.Sipping tea with your Muse1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The size of that vocabulary is another matter, and that’s about growth, improvement and development. These are important as well, and intricately linked to creativity, in parallel (more on that in a future article). But first let’s talk simply about the genesis aspect of art.
Remember when you were in high school, doodling in the margins of your notebooks? Ballpoint pen and edges of blue-lined notebooks, with half an ear listening to the lesson of the day? There was a familiarity in that setting, and ease that you moved through when you sketched these throwaway doodles. Every once in a while you’d accidentally make one that you’d really like, and you’d save that scrap of paper with notes on American History melding into the lines of a drawing of your D&D charac
Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goalsGOOOAAALS! The World Cup is the perfect time to talk about goals.Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Setting good goals is useful to not just artists but anyone who wants to achieve something.
When I graduated college and started my career, my goals were unfocused. Basically, I just wanted to get a job doing what I love, which in my case is of course drawing and painting. That was my whole goal. I didn't aim for anything more than that, and as a result, my career went nowhere.
Then, after reflecting on my career and examining the careers of people I admired (again, not just artists), I developed a master plan for my success that basically boiled down to four things:
1. Recognize the importance of setting goals.
Let's say you have the extraordinary ability to kick a ball farther and more accurately than anyone you know. As a result, you want to become a soccer player. But then when you're on the soccer pitch and the ball comes to you, you just kick it as hard as you can in what
Art and expectationsDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and expectations1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There are times when having way too low or way too high expectations can lead to bad results and have a negative impact on things that we do and how we feel.. but how to deal with this problem? How to achieve the perfect balance that would help us in our creative journey? Here are my thoughts about the topic, that I hope might be helpful for you.
Too low expectations
When you think that you're not good enough, that you lack the skill, talent that other artists have, being afraid of failing and overthinking all the time. But all those things do only harm - stopping you from actually doing the work, even though you may think that you are not able to do that, it doesn't mean that it's true. You'll never know if you won't try.
It's so easy to find all those excuses, but it takes a lot of persistence to not let doubts and low self-esteem stand in our way. We all are humble and we all have flaws.
How can I tell when a model has anorexia?Answer: YOU CAN'T.How can I tell when a model has anorexia?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For starters, an eating disorder is a medically diagnosed condition. If you're not a professional, you're not qualified to make this determination. There are different subtypes, and therapies that are most effective for one may not be right for another.
But okay, that's some fancy shit, and maybe you're not trying to go that far, you're just concerned for the model's health. We've all seen the photos: models with visible ribs, little to no apparent fat on their cores (bonus points if you check for healthy musculature), etc.
So why can't you use those seemingly obvious cues to say "hey, you need to eat more"?
Let's take a moment to skim the DSM-V updates to criteria for eating disorders. (If you're unfamiliar with eating disorders, you may want to start here.) Based on a l
Pokemon easter raffle: The winners!And here they are, the lucky 13 persons who´ll get one of the legends or shinies (or shiny legends XD):Pokemon easter raffle: The winners!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
TeamAquaReshiram claimed ~trade done~
Arcamira -no message, no prize-marfmarf02 * got Cheshiretails claimed Mulunia -no message, no prizeEsper-of-Tropica -no message, no prizeLivanaS *
.why do you always.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
sit like that?
hugging your knees
to your chest all
the time, is there any
i say look, look at the dead,
aren't they beautiful?
asleep and mumbling -
she tells me to stop,
says she thinks i am thinking
too much about death,
but i see the leaves falling
off of their trees day and night,
people off buildings,
the same -
she smiles, says
the weather is nice
today, and i say
when it happened,
there was no sun, and he
was all grey as rain, as
that i breathe
(and the nurse said don't you just wish you could grab that brain in his head, and rip)
Role Models: Then and NowRole Models: Then and Now8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Role Models: Then and Now
Albert Einstein by SoulOfDavid
There was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..
Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.White Knights and Why They're Harmful1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
For those of you who say:"I can't do great works of art because all I have is MS Paint"For those of you who say:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's NOT the program, it's the artist using the program.
EDIT: I should probably mention this was 50+ hours or work for this. So don't be discouraged and think this person actually just sat down and did this in like 5 minutes, haha! And yes, it IS the newer version of MS Paint (Windows 7 and higher maybe? I don't know if Windows 8 has MS Paint or not).
So tired of not achieving what you want?So tired of not achieving what you want?So tired of not achieving what you want?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone has something they really want dearly, a career, to have a certain loved one, to be able to make certain things...
The most common one among us artist are:
- I want to be able to draw better
- I want to be able to draw like "this"person.
- I want to earn money with my drawing.
- I want to be able to draw what I imagine in my head.
- I want more people to appreciate my art.
- I want more feedback from artists I admire.
- I want more..
- I want better....
All this wanting.. dreaming of... hoping for.
How about doing it!! With these sort of "wants", it's a matter of DOING IT!
How? You ask?
There are many ways, but the usual and only answers to those desires are:
- Spend the most time you have on drawing/painting.
- Go and ask people for help, it is okay to do so!
- Look at that amazing artwork and try and figure out how this person made it, perhaps he/she will tell you? Perhaps this person has made a video or tutoria
Working through negativity from other peopleThe sudden attack of negativityWorking through negativity from other people1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will write another article about energy vampires, or the people in our lives who are constantly negative. In today's article, I am going to address the specific case where you're feeling like someone is throwing negative energy at you out of the blue.
We've all had it happen to us: We're going along through our lives, feeling happy, having a good self-esteem day, when WHAM! someone says or does something that leaves us reeling. Maybe they've criticized your art in an unwanted way, or maybe they have done something to hurt or offend you personally, as an individual.
Don't let it spiral you into negativity and feelings of worthlessness. Don't give someone else the power to make you want to leave dA or quit your job. Here are some things you can think about when you feel like you're being attacked.
Consider the circumstances.
When someone throws negativity your way, it is almost always more about t
Things have taken a turn...I've spent years of my life in a pretty huge pool of regret. Most of the time I was told I wasn't worth the dirt I walked on by the people who supposedly loved me.Things have taken a turn...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was a lot of fear, longing, confusion, and honest to God disappointment in my youth and it led me to develop some kind of complex over the years.
I went out tonight with my mum to go shopping. For the most part we get along sometimes, mostly dependent on her moods. Some days I'm nothing to her and others... I'm a friend. I never really know what day will bring what kind of reception. Today was one of her good days I guess.
The journey started out as usual discussing random crap about her work and the car and then the rest of the time I'm sitting there listening to her hack her lungs out before she goes into another bit of conversation.
Something was different tonight though...
To understand what I'm about to just say you'd have to understand this woman I live with. As I mentioned some
5 Career Killers“Whatever happened to that guy? The guy that drew that thing?5 Career Killers10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Comic careers are like any other career in entertainment: if you don't stay relevant and adapt to a trend, you'll eventually peak and then bottom out. But there are more things that can help end a career. Here's a list of 5 that I've been thinking about lately.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA TAKE-DOWN
The creator does something that somehow goes viral, turning his (or her) readers against him. Bad behavior at a convention, sexual harassment online, or a semi-racist Tweet made worse by bumbling attempts to correct it. Or maybe the creator gets blamed for something innocent: innocent comments taken out of context, or involvement in a controversial project that he had no say over. Whatever the case, “social media take-downs” can harm careers, leaving a permanent black mark on your career.
I imagine this one is the most common: no matter how hard you work—and no matter how much a
Tip of the day: The darkest momentsThe moment to shine the brightest is in darkness. Darkness can bring chaos but with it comes opportunity. Many times throughout my career when I pushed past the point when I'd usually give up, this is when I end up achieving my biggest successes. Fate seems to have a way to test us and only the ones that want it the most shall receive the fruits of their labor.Tip of the day: The darkest moments3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Project Sketch 'Em All UPDATEProject Sketch 'Em All4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok we're back, sorta. School is a terrible environment for art. And I have a lot of people who can vouch for that XD Anyway, the point is, I won't be working on it at 10 a day. Not for now, anyway. What is going to happen instead, is, I'll be drawing the remaining Pokemon first, then :IconAldenlite: will vector them. After that I'll color them all at one go, and you guys will see the complete collection. About time, I know. It's coming to the end of a school term, after which I have a week to rush up my homework, and of course, the project. Hopefully I can get it up by then.
Anyway due to the new sequence of actions, we'll actually need 3 progress bars to handle this.
Sketched: 644/725 (Reuniclus)
Vectored: 600/725 (Seismitoad)
[Star!][No Star] - 83%
Colored (And Complete): 560/725 (Serperior)
[Star!][Star!][Star!][Half Star][No Star] - 77%
Hey guys, I'm working on a new Pokemon drawing proje
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Art Thief to everyoneNo surprise really as it happens to every known, good and upcoming artists out there.Art Thief to everyone3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am experiencing a known art thief who is also my reason for putting up the issues with trades and collaborations. This person is also rumored to have a secondary account but denies it and says the person is not her and opposite gender. They have the same grammar, style of art and same behavior. Its not enough proof I'm afraid so I can't report that to DA.
This person is known to freeload art from artists and others. She never pays up her end and complains that she is busy with fifty or more commissions or life with others and also trying to do trades. If you complain she says "you'll be bumped down the list and you'll have to wait longer."
After meeting the person, the person offered to do a art trade of just head shots. Apparently after meeting me she made a design off of one of mine for a friend. So the species isn't mine but the design is. She stole it and I couldn't tell much or really pay any
Legendary Pokemon Giveaway - The Winners!That´s it guys, the raffle is closed and the winners have been chosen by random.org. I tried to take your wishes for a specific pokémon into consideradtion, if there were any mentioned. And because I managed to get my hands on to two more legendaries... well, I added Mew and Lugia to the raffle, so there are now 11 instead of 9 winners. Hurray!Legendary Pokemon Giveaway - The Winners!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But now on to the juicy part, here are the lucky ones:
Noscirm -- trade done --PinkPhantump -- trade done --Floeur -- trade done --Veritis -- trade done --crystal-rain-fox -- trade done --KatKatsu -- trade done --willohwhisper -- trade done --MeepMeepMelee -- trade done --
Doctor-Axel -- trade done --StormofLillies -- trade done --Pikuna -- trade done --
Congrats to you guys!X3
All you have to do now is add me as a friend and wait for me to ask for a trade. My friendcode is 2466-2697-8698, my ingame name
Papercraft Addicts [March Feature]:iconbrspidey:Papercraft Addicts [March Feature]5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
[Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Green] :bulle
When someone brings your art down...Putting our art out there makes us very vulnerable, especially when you've made something close to your heart. Perhaps something of your own fantasy, a story, a fan fiction your passionate about?When someone brings your art down...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As much as most of us really want to improve, we also simply want to make art because we love it and when we share it there is a slight hope there is someone out there who will love it too.
There are all kinds of ways other people can bring you down by saying something about your art, or by doing nothing at all! Perhaps YOU are even part of making someone feel down and you're not realizing it!
The harsh critique.
This person might want to help you or simply likes to bring you down. In either case this person will write in length about your lack of technique, uniqueness and/or skill.
Respond option: Thanks but no thanks! Tell this person you appreciate the time spend on their post, but you rather hear constructive c
Kamen Rider DRIVE: MUSICKamen Rider DRIVE: MUSIC11 months ago in Personal More Like This
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A bit about social mediaThis video has been a hype on the internet over the past view days;A bit about social media1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's not the first time a similar message is send, and it's probably not the last time.
Over the years, I've seen many of those messages seen popping up on (how ironically) social media. And while the intention is good, I think the whole "quit social media" thing in general is a bit too one-sided. They don't realize that social media isn't just something we can stop over a day. It has become a collective mindset. A communication standard. Like phone calls and letters used to be our main form of communication in the 90's, social media now has become our standard for communication.
The matter is the same. It's just the medium that shifted.
I didn't have a Facebook account until late 2011, and I didn't have a smartphone until early 2012 (and that was only because my boss got me a new phone, and it happened to be smart). Yes, I was late. The reason for that? I absolutely hated the smartphone generation!
Shiny Kalos Starters Giveaway! (CLOSED)I am so happy to bring my first good giveaway! I worked really hard to get these cuties and clone them for this giveaway!Shiny Kalos Starters Giveaway! (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Chespin-~ Fennekin-~ Froakie-~
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