Life is giving me lemons......and things have gotten really sour, really, really quickly.
But this won't be a negative sounding journal though. :iconsuccessplz:
I won't go into detail with all the problems that are going on in real life; everyone's got problems in some form. But, there comes a point where you can't ignore whats happening around you and not ask for help when it's really needed.
You guys can help me out and, as a matter of fact, it's not like you haven't been helping me already. The money I've earned from commissions has helped in ways you wouldn't understand. And even more so, all of your comments about my work on this site are incredibly uplifting and keep me in good spirits (if you're wondering why I make it a point to try and answer as many comments as I can, this is a big reason why. I just appreciate them all so much!) The response I get for my work is so overwhelmingly positive that I'm literally baffled to point of head-scratchi
PoultryChamp's Huge Art Contest - $300+ in Prizes!This Contest is now CLOSED.PoultryChamp's Huge Art Contest - $300+ in Prizes!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to PoultryChamp's HUGE Art Contest! This contest grew out of my love of art and supporting the arts. I hope to continue supporting the arts year round with special giveaways and more contests!
As this is a huge art contest, please be careful to read all the rules before agreeing to them.
Please +fav this journal and share it with your friends!!
November 10th - All final works due
November 16th - Winners Announced!
1x Golden Professional Acrylics Paint Set (Set of 6)
1x Cretacolor Sketching Gift Set, Set of 27
1x Strathmore Bristol Drawing Pad
1x Canson Sketchbook
1x Professional Small Pre-Stretched Deep Profile Canvas
1x Art Projects Book ("Drawing & Painting Techniques")
1x Field Guide: How to be a Graphic Designer
1x Congratulatory Letter
Best of Drawings & Paintings
One Year deviantART Subscriptio
[1st] 100 POINTS GIVE AWAY + other prizesHello people c:[1st] 100 POINTS GIVE AWAY + other prizes1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
I'm almost at 150 watchers so I thought of doing a giveaway~
Okay, I know 150 aren't so many, but I'm in love with each of them ♥.
You must this and leave a comment
Winner will be chosen from Random.org's list randomizer
Submit this to a group and get one more entry
Make a journal or poll about this [Remember to link me to it in your comment]
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YOU WILL WIN;
1st place -
A coloured chibi from me
2 extra submissions on my next giveaway/raffle
[Bullet; Yellow] 5 [+fav]s
[Bullet; Yellow] 2 watches
[Bullet; Yellow] 2 llamas
[Bullet; Yellow] 10 features from :iconDebbysh:
2n place -
[Bullet; Yellow] 30 [Points]
[Bullet; Pink] A lineart from me
[Bullet; Yellow] 5 [+fav]s
[Bullet; Yellow] 1 watch
[Bullet; Yellow] 5 features from :iconDebbysh:
100 POINT GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED!]This giveaway has officially ended! To see the winners, go here: http://fezcow.deviantart.com/journal/GIVEAWAY-WINNERS-358748827100 POINT GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I have a bunch of points leftover from my birthday and some very generous donaters. I don't really know what to do with them, I don't feel like buying cake badges and I don't really want to buy any prints. So I decided, why not host my first giveaway! I honestly think they sound fun, and giving away stuff makes me feel nice and boosts my self-confidence. So I'm going to to giveaway 100 points and other stuff! However, there are some rules and other info, please read them.
Your account must be more than a week old.
You must have a non-default icon.
No multiple or plz accounts.
To enter just this journal and comment below!
1st. 100 Points!
A watch, llama and 5 favs from me.
2 custom adopts fro
Four Week Premium Membership Giveaway!! *Closed*Thanks to everyone who has entered so far! 2 days until the drawing!!Four Week Premium Membership Giveaway!! *Closed*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, from the beginning I'll admit that this is just me trying to get more watchers. Yeeeah. O.o
To enter you must-
-Watch Me (Or Already Be Watching Me)
-Favorite this Journal
-Write an Entry in Your Own Journal About this Giveaway and Link Back to It
Pretty easy, right? Right. Comment once you've done all this so I can go check.
The winner will be randomly selected on August 15.
Technically if you enter you get a commission too since my signature says I give commissions for watches. Send me a note to ask about it.
And, the main reason I don't have a premium membership right now is I don't see the point with 7 watchers.
That's all. Good luck.
Art Contest (OVER)WELCOME TO THE MAIN INFO PAGE FOR baark's CELESTIAL PANTHEON ART CONTEST!Art Contest (OVER)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
GO HERE FOR CONTEST UPDATES: http://atarashii.deviantart.com/journal/C-Pantheon-Art-Contest-Updates-312695472
Because I want to hold one.
Okay, there isn't going to be too much complication for this, and I hope that a lot of people participate... ^^'
The main purpose of this contest is to award prizes to people for drawing any of my Celestial Pantheon, all of which can be found here: http://atarashii.deviantart.com/journal/Original-Character-List-feel-free-to-ignore-309933345 . The afore-mentioned characters can be drawn individually or in couple/groups. Likewise, they can be drawn in either "feral" form and/or their more human-esque form.
Jan 1, 2013January 4, 2013 (by 11:59pm PST).
Why? Because that gives interested people ample time to work on their entries, and ensures I'll have enough to cover fu
Free Artists Network F.A.N.: Free Artists Network: Diverse Art Education for Creative StudentsFree Artists Network2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Free Artists Network (FAN) is designed to modernize the field of art education, making art lessons more relevant to industry-standard skills and making content easier to access for a broader range of students worldwide. FAN aims to establish an international database of art lessons in various media modalities. These lessons will be contributed by other art educators, industry professionals, and software developers and will offer creative students industry-relevant lessons that meet their own diverse artistic interests, ability levels, and/or special needs. Teachers can upload their own multi-media art lessons to this database to share them with art students and other art educators worldwide.
Features Include, but are not limite
Writing: always room for improvementI've been getting a lot of messages and comments saying things like, "omg, you're an amazing writer, ugh I give up" and "I'll never be as good as you"Writing: always room for improvement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
guys, don't ever say that. you don't understand: my first draft of Paper Stars was horse-shit. So, in order to show you guys that anybody can get better at writing, I will now show you a scene: one copy of it written by me as an 8th grader, the other of my final manuscript.
#1: circa 2009
Suddenly, the silence was broken by the drunken voices of two soldiers. We stopped, waiting quietly as two SS soldiers staggered down the street towards us, taking swigs out of their flasks. One of them stopped in front of me, his lips turned into a drunken smirk. "Well whaddo we haf here ?" He slurred, looking down at me. I felt Benjamin's hand tighten on my shoulder. "A pretty 'ittle thing for a Jew, ain't she, Viktor?"
The other raised his flask to his mouth and downed what seemed
yet another book list...a lot of people have been asking me toyet another book list...5 years ago in Personal More Like This
post a list of books that i'd recommend.
i guess a lot of people are stumped when
it comes to reading...? whatever the case,
i'm honored everyone who asked seems to think so
highly of my taste in this area. thanks guys!
the warrior heir series- cinda williams chima
percy jackson and the olympians- rick riordan
neverwhere- neil gaiman
unwind- neal shusterman
the two princesses of bamarre- gail carson levine
the raging quiet- sherryl jordan
hunger games- suzanne collins
the mortal instruments- cassandra clare
all-american girl- meg cabot
an abundance of katherines- john green
my other book list i posted a LONG time ago: http://burdge-bug.deviantart.com/journal/20398386/
(but still totally applies)
i totally just cleaned out my gallery of deviations i considered
better suited to be in my scraps or deleted. so, if you can't
find a drawing that used to be in my main gallerie
ART THINGS THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO ASK ME ABOUTThe following things are ALWAYS OKAY WITH ME!!! So you don't!!! need to ask me for permission for these things ever!!!! (Seriously don't please help me cut down on my 9000+ messages)ART THINGS THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO ASK ME ABOUT7 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Sharing my art anywhere online (credit appreciated)
Copying/referencing my art for educational purposes (credit appreciated)
Using my art as your avatar or Facebook cover or desktop wallpaper (or whatever other personal use)
Getting a tattoo of my art (photos pls)
Printing out my art from online files to decorate your whatever (seriously it's okay I understand not everyone can afford to buy prints)
Using my art for… like… SIMS?? Or as custom thingys for games? I swear I got some questions about this but yeah uh do what you wantIn fact the bottom line is I really do not care what you do with my art at all as long as you give credit and don't 1.) purposely remove my signature or worse 2.) CLAIM YOU DREW IT YOURSELF ok seriously I will kill you
Everything else is usually a-okay tho grasshop
UghI don't like to rant a lot, but I got myself really pissed off and talking to my friends about it isn't helping.Ugh1 year ago in Personal More Like This
dA, you've really done it this time. An unneeded new feature. Even when the beta testers said they didn't like it AND you've gotten literal thousands of negative comments on it. And it's FORCED onto the community; there's no way you can use the old submit layout. Sta.sh was fine because it was completely optional, but this...
Really, dA? Just really? The pointless updates.
Stop it. Just stop.
Along with the fact that the layout is basically brand new and you didn't even try to ease us into it, IT'S FREAKING BLINDING, AND DOESN'T MATCH WITH THE SITE AT ALL. The bright white is such a contrast to the rest of the site, and hurts eyes very easily. Apparently the blue and white is supposed to represent the "behind the scenes" part of dA? Really? Also, do mention the fact that it is made for modern browsers, meaning if you're on an old operating system that doesn't allow fo
Skittle's Giveaway :3Hello, I've decided to make a Giveaway since I have nothing else to do with my points and stuff. > w <Skittle's Giveaway :31 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will not be accepting any more entries! Tomarrow I draw the winners!
- llama from: SkittleStar-34
- Full body picture from: SkittleStar-34
- A chibi picture from: SkittleStar-34
- A stamp of your choice from: SkittleStar-34
- 500 Points from: SkittleStar-34
- 100 Points from: NotDamien
- Chibi from: ValiantShadow
- Full Chibi from: KillerStalkerPerson
- A Custom and 50 from: AntiquaFaerie
- Full body (non-chibi) and a head shot from: Stellino-Star
- An icon and full body of Choice from: Kilayox
- Full body picture with background from: KolliceKat
- Chibi and llama from: darkcandyxx
- Request and llama from: hobbesme
- Llama from: Arlesienne
- Llama and chibi sketch from: BlueOnigiriKitty
- Llama from: nightfenyx
- Character portrait from:
what am I doing to myself.So, just a little while ago, I finished Under the Never Sky. :iconamericawhyplz: I WANT THE NEXT BOOK SO BAD. Don't you hate that empty feeling you get after you finish an AMAZING book, especially when there's no sequel (at least, not yet)? Like, what am I supposed to do with myself now??what am I doing to myself.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I actually think I'm committing emotional suicide right now.
Because I just started watching Fullmetal Alchemist (the original) and I'm going to get The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness from the library on Tuesday. From what I hear, I'll probably be an emotional wreck for the next month, or maybe longer. Not to mention what I'm currently writing with Deadbolts. What am I getting myself into.
BUT GUYS. THE MARK OF ATHENA COMES OUT IN LIKE 16 DAYS OMG (same day as Feedback, sequel to Variant )
:iconsqueeeeplz: And I'll most likely be doing some Percy Jackson fanart here soon. So be on the lookout for that. Okay, I'm done fangirling now.
Adult Truths:iconohno-moment:Adult Truths3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font. (beyond what we have on DA)
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going
Colours Vol. One:iconwildrune11: This skin was deeply inspired by the skins marioluevanos creates. I like the ways he uses colour and line in his designs. I made and discarded three journal skins while I was trying to come up with a design for this series, and when I had the idea to create a simple but attractive skin like his, I started work on a fourth skin (not knowing yet if I would use it or not). The first thing I did was create a colour palette at colorschemedesigner.com - a simple but powerful colour palette creation tool I recently discovered. As I started creating my skin and applying the colours I had selected, I realised what I would call my feature series - "Colours". The word "colours" can mean many things, and some of these meanings are things I want to achieve in my features.Colours Vol. One2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So, "Colours" will be a journal feature series run by me!
Every article will include an interview, a spotlight artist and group, and some selecti
Donate for a Cause, Win 800 PointsBefore I begin, you DO NOT have to donate to enter this giveaway! Simply +fav this journal to be entered for this special giveaway. If you share this journal I will be deeply appreciative, but it is not required.Donate for a Cause, Win 800 Points1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last month my co-worker had to go into the hospital for surgery, and he does not have insurance. He is having trouble paying off his medical bills and he will need to choose between his home or his medication. Nobody should have to go through this, but it's happening, right here in America. I've setup a donation page here that you can go to and donate $$ or *hugs*
If you can't give money, please at least consider leaving a positive message! All is appreciated!
Now onto the giveaway...
Just this journal to be entered to win 800 points.
I will draw a winner on April 14th 2013.
Share this journal and Timm's fundraiser to be entered twice!
Again, the link to the fundraiser is her
Closed - POINTS AND PM GIVEAWAY EXTRAORDINAIRE*This giveaway is closed, do NOT comment. I'm tallying up the comments and the results should br posted by the end of the week.Closed - POINTS AND PM GIVEAWAY EXTRAORDINAIRE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, take a look at that title - just take a look for a second and fully understand what I'm saying.
GIVEAWAY TIME, GUYS! (*Cue awesome background music now, please)
As always, the rules are as follows:
Fave this journal, if you wanna. It's not mandatory or anything.
You don't have to be watching me to enter.
Leave a comment on THIS journal! It can be as simple as: "Comment."
DO NOT COMMENT MORE THAN ONCE. (You can reply once I give you a #, that's fine) I'm warning you now: you will be dq'd, cause it screws up my numbering. THIS ALSO APPLIES FOR PLZ ACCOUNTS. If you have a Donate-To-Said-Group account, I'm okay with that, but do NOT comment with a bunch of plz accounts that all belong to you. Please, be honest.
You will get a #. Remember it, cause that's how you know if you've won!
The BIG December Giveaway! [ CLOSED ]Welcome friends to the biggest giveaway I've ever had! This is a growing giveaway meaning additional prizes could be added! You don't want to miss this one. Lots of people will walk away happy!The BIG December Giveaway! [ CLOSED ]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
This December there is a variety of prizes. There is the giveaway prize which is what you've come to expect, but there is also a Tell-a-Friend prize and a Food Bank Recognition Prize! If you're a little confused at this point let me explain. The giveaway winners are chosen at random. The Tell-a-Friend prizes are for referring friends to this giveaway through your journal. And the Food Bank Recognition Prize is randomly chosen from a list of people who have donated to the food bank in November and December.
Onto the prizes!
Grand Prize (2 Winners)
One Year Premium Membership or equivalent points!
Runners-Up (4 Winners)
Tell-a-Friend Prizes (10 Winners)
Food Bank Recognition Prize (1 Winner)
June Giveaway - [Closed]Hello and welcome to the June Giveaway. I mentioned before that this giveaway would have an MMORPG twist to it, but I have to unfortunately say that it didn't work out for this month. I'll be saving that contest for another time.June Giveaway - [Closed]9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am sponsoring the Kelacaolican Literary Contest and you can check that out here: http://kelacao.deviantart.com/journal/Kelacaolican-Literary-Contest-373865467
1st Place - 1000 Points
2nd Place - 500 Points
3rd Place - 500 Points
The first person to this journal entry will win a 3-month deviantART membership. The following five people to this journal entry will receive 100 points!
How to Enter:
Simply add this journal to your favourites!
Winners are EndlessSky26, AquaQueen27 and rockymeows
Thank you a
March's Giveaway [CLOSED]Spring is almost upon us and the weather is about to get warmer. It's time to let good things grow with a nice giveaway! Before we get to that, let's take a look at what I've been up to. I'm getting married! Tyler (my fiance) and I have chosen March 29th, 2014 as our tentative date and our colours are the springiest - daffodil yellow and spring green! I do love the colours of spring. I haven't had much chance to work on Autodidactivist, but I hope to get around to it soon. Have you heard of UnCollege? I am giving away a $30 Amazon GC to one lucky winner that is a member of the UnCollege Network. If you're interested, check it out here on Autodidactivist. Okay, okay, let's get to the prizes!March's Giveaway [CLOSED]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Two Grand Prize winners will be lucky enough to win 1000 points and a 3-month Premium Membership. That's a total of 2000 points and 6 months of free Premium Membership!
Grand Prize (2) - 10
A thing about Art and so called 'talent'MOVE on Identity: A thing about Art and so called 'talent'A thing about Art and so called 'talent'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
[My Opinion Versus Everyone] Please remember these are simply my opinions and are not meant to imply that you should agree or disagree nor should these prove to be offensive in any way; if I do come across displeasingly then you have my apologies beforehand, thank you.
EDIT: I added the project MOVE header ^-^ 12/18/12~ This was written a while before that though but it falls under the category
I'm writing this partially because of a situation I'm in right now with an artist who I will keep anonymous... and partially because I've wanted to get this out for months now.. And I assure you I probably will not sound like the same person you've known as 'Capu' for my 10 months here now..
Although I a
Purple rain Hush by MaaykeKlaver shine II. by tjasa :thumb347621286: Some Extra Exposure by Thinking-Silence Cold drop by Healzo The Blues and The Pinks by goRillA-iNK Our lives.. by Khomenko Lost At Sea by incolor16 Never Bloom Again by Obsessed-by deep purple by kyokosphotos San Francisco, touching the void by alierturk Gladiolus by StacyD where is my mind? by Nilanja A kind of magic by PawelMatys Mother Nature - Part III - Underwater by AlexandraSophie Little Swinger by sternenfern blueberryblack. by Blueberryblack B i r t h by r3novatio weekend fiesta by katherinetampoco .: Song To Say Goodbye :. by zZToraZz uncertain mood by DamnedAnthea Sand Sailing by Healzo still life by malenka740715 Searching For You by Healzo Lullaby by LorenzoDiFolco Midnight.. by Khomenko .: silence :. by biszkopciik :thumb294609919: Everything is Illuminated by Kaddieee Evening rain by Fra-Emer ... purple by kokoszkaa Rose Dew by ninazdesign Wing by buzadam Cup OF coffee I by Not-of-this-age Day Twenty-eight - Drink Me by Lady-Tori The Queen by nairafee Remember to forget by Healzo Diamonds in the Sun by Lilyas the butterfly effect by Artemisia-dream Day 15 by cloduy Winter light by Fra-Emer condensation by nhuthanh : lucid dreams : by hellfirediva Little Wings by MarinaCoric Frozen soul by Julie-de-Waroquier purple rain by lpdragonfly Under My Umbrella by Davils-Photography :thumb321007640: Broken by ZanaSoulPurple rain1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
333 points giveaway!Closed.Hello, sweeties!333 points giveaway!Closed.1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Since the last contest was so popular, I decided to make another one.
I'm celebrating 9 000 watchers. I'm so happy, and I want to thank you guys for always being supportive and nice and inspirational
I want to give one lucky deviant 333 fresh
All you have to do to participate is
1. favorite this journal
2. be my watcher (I should be on your watch list, I made this for people who watch me ).
(All participants are in with the chance to win the 333 points. The first
25 participants will be promoted in this journal and one of them will get extra 30 points.
How will I pick the winner?
I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org generator.
Have fun and good luck
P.S. This is not buying watchers. This is made for people who watch me as one of the ways of telling them thank you
+ Do you want more exposure?
July Giveaway [CLOSED]June, what a month. It was a slow month, but it did bring about odd revelations about my health. After a routine blood test I was told I have a fatty liver and some sort of autoimmune disorder. That might explain why I'm tired all the time! I'm just afraid I have Lupus... That wouldn't be good. So, it's time to focus on my health! I've started a diet and I intend to lose 90lbs and get down to 180lbs. If I can meet this goal I want to look into modeling. Wish me luck!July Giveaway [CLOSED]8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So, onto the giveaway...
1st Place - One Year deviantART subscription or $30 Amazon GC
2nd Place - Three-Month deviantART subscription
3rd Place - Three-Month deviantART subscription
The first person to this journal entry will win a 3-month deviantART membership.
How to Enter:
Simply add this journal to your favourites!
Giveaway closes July 15th
Decorative:iconcoffeedonut4plz::iconcoffeedonut4plz::iconcoffeedonut1plz::iconcoffeedonut2plz::iconcoffeedonut3plz::iconcoffeedonut4plz::iconcoffeedonut4plz:Decorative2 years ago in Personal More Like This