How to avoid a creative block / find your styleI have been thinking about this a lot over the years. And have also been asked these questions quite often. Mostly by beginners and a pro here and thereHow to avoid a creative block / find your style3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what i came up with
If you have a creative block - don't know what to make, have no ideas, are tempted to borrow somebody else's design or redo your own - try this:
- listen to your favorite song and recreate it. translate the sounds, the dynamic, distortions etc. into shapes, colors, textures. listen to the song 50 times if necessary. it can be done and you can do it!
- translate another piece of art into jewelry - go to a museum, browse through photos and paintings on dA, google couture dresses, whatever you like (just not jewelry). find one that you love and make your own smashing piece of jewelry!
- limit yourself with shape or color or materials:
a) pick a shape and make 3 completely different pieces of jewelry based on that shape. use whatever colors and materials you like
b) make 3 completely different pi
tiny revolutionsso last summer i went to a writing camp.tiny revolutions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
it was quite small. i think the organisation that put it together usually just attracts a lot of kids with eager pushy parents and then as the age groups get older the camps get smaller and far less frequent. there were only two groups with kids my age and we had - let's see, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8... - somewhere around 8-12 people in my group. it was two weeks long, a few hours a day, bright and early in august mornings. i'm not a morning person. this did not please me. but waking up for things like this feel much easier and better than waking up for school so i'd take it over that any day.
anyway, it was split into two sections with two different teachers - an hour and a half for prose, and an hour and a half for poetry.
prose was first. the teacher was a young, blonde, and sheepish girl in her first couple years as a professor at some small junior college. the class, if you could call it that, was a joke. she was much more cut out to be une institut
*~*~how to be a writer*~*~write something, you useless piece of shit.*~*~how to be a writer*~*~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it's not a glamorous lifestyle drinking starbucks and wearing lots of scarves
and it's not sitting drunk on a sunday afternoon angry at the world, either.
don't force it - be honest.
force it - staring at a screen will get you
nowhere real fast.
you just do you, babes
Far OffI'm so far off from so many things in my life. I'm so far off from being where I want to be. I'm so far off from being who I want to be. I'm so far off from having my shit together, emotionally, physically, financially, and artistically. I'm so far off from finding the love of my life. I'm so far off from feeling mature enough to take care of children. I'm so far off from feeling mature enough to take care of myself. I'm so far off from liking who I am. I'm so far off from liking who's around me. And what scares me most about all of these things, is not how far away they are, but how close they really might be.Far Off2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i wishall of yous on deviantart and i could go and live on some big shitty island where we all can go out to coffee and discuss the meaning of life and throw huge parties and get drunk and high and write stories about it and have sex and not think it's strange when one stops in the middle of it to write a poem about it and take baths and drink tea and fall in love with each other and hurt and heal and keep everybody away from the edge where we all so often dangle ourselves on.i wish2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i would just really like that.
Transform Online Windows 8 into an appToday, I'm gonna show you how to transform Online Windows 8 into an app (Windows only with IE enabled).Transform Online Windows 8 into an app2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IMPORTANT : IF YOU DO THIS WITH AN OLD VERSION, IT WILL HAVE SOME BIG RENDERING PROBLEMS !!!!!!
Follow these steps :
1) Download latest beta (v2 beta 2) from http://fav.me/d5h2q4r and unzip it
2) Go to the folder called "lockscreen" or "start"
3) Open index.html with notepad
4) Paste the following code after the title tag:
5) Save as index.hta
DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE THE FILE TYPE TO "ALL FILES"
6) Open index.hta
7) Enjoy !!
You might get some script errors, or some small rendering problems, that's because it uses IE rendering engine.
Feels goodFeels good to wake up to something like this from a fan, got me teary eyed. The timing on how much I needed something like this is scary.Feels good2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"So. I just wanted to tell you this.
I don't know you personally. But I've been admiring your work for sometime now, and I've come to a personal, possibly inappropriate opinion.
You are fucking nuts.
You're out of your damned mind to constantly live on whatever change is in your pocket, and live for the subjective ideal known as art.
You are insane to consistently avoid what society calls "stability," traveling to who-knows-where and hope someone somewhat likes what you've created.
You willingly pour your blood, sweat, tears, and whatever other bodily fluids are readily available into all of your pieces, leaving the rest of you with nothing some days, or so it sounds.
You have got to be the craziest person I've ever seen, to constantly starve yourself for a dream.
But you're probably the bravest too, and I guess that makes it all worthwhile. You're a
113013gallery|tumblr|soundcloud1130131 year ago in Personal More Like This
stuff & things
in regards to a poll i posted a few days ago, i have been seeing a man who has not six, but two months to live.
his name is benjamin.
i met him last thursday knowing all this already, and then saw him again on sunday. i spent the night and we stayed up talking and kissing and holding each other. we've hung out every day this week and i don't remember the last time i was this happy.
we're together now.
tonight, he told me loved me.
i believe him.
i met his friend couple times and she said it was obvious, she said she could see it in the way he looked at me.
i might just melt.
the way i look at it, anyone could die at any time. he could outlive me. i could get in a car accident on my way to get some dumb groceries tomorrow or something and that could be it. not dating be
Point Commissions CLOSEDPoint ComissionsPoint Commissions CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
new price was only sorry the other trial
XDD I'm sorry, I must raise prices that I see that all charge more than me and I can not afford for anything XD
not give refunds
Please think about it before asking = /
so I say I practice I review a trial or if the commission is not difficult for me
SKETCH COMMISSIONS & INK BUST COMMISSIONS NO AVAILABLE!!!
Sorry Are Closed sketch
Ink Bust: 200 (100 for extra character)
sorry for the inconvenience at this time are not available ink bust for lack of material, sorry
150 Digital ††+ simple background 20 extra††††150 for extra character:
whit simple background :
Normal simple Traditional/digital
Headshot No background
250 ††200 for extra character
Site Update: New deviantART ThumbnailsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New deviantART Thumbnails2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New deviantART Thumbnails
This feature will be rolled out to everyone over the next few days.
DeviantART's thumbnail images just got bigger and better! Starting today, we've increased the size of deviantART's thumbnails and, by popular demand from the community, we're also giving you a "Thumbnail Grid" mode.
Here's a run-down of what's changed:
We've made all thumbnails bigger!
Deviations display in tidier rows with no unnecessary cropping, allowing you to see the art as it's meant to be seen!
For literature thumbnails, the background has been lightened and
A Week in dA Related - #043IntroductionA Week in dA Related - #0433 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days.
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers May 14th to May 20th, 2012
From the Writer
First of all, I hope you all had a splendid week. There were some exciting new changes on dA this week. The one that most of you should be already aware of are username changes. The deviantART community as a whole seem to be split on whether it's beneficial to the community. I'd really love to hear what you think about it all.
Another major thing is our dA Related CV, namenotrequired has taken over another g
GEEK OUT!I'm sick of the internet censorship bills. So let's geek out about other stuff instead!GEEK OUT!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anybody see the latest My Little Pony episode? Holy hell... they actually had "derpy hooves" in the episode and Rainbowdash herself SAYS her name is "Derpy." Even if you don't like MLP:FiM, the fact that the creators of the series went so far as to take a fan created character (fan created in the sense that fans named a unintended background character mistake), use her fan given name (which happened to be meme-tastic) and not only acknowledge it but to actually PUT it into an episode like that... wow. I have a feeling this is kinda the next step of fanbase and media building. And it's awesome! So yeah... "Derpy Hooves" is 100% legit now.
Been watching a lot of minecraft tutorials on mechanisms and machines. Some of them are absolutely insane, and some of them are actually practical. I would very much like to build a "stronghold" in my world which is completely enemy defense proof. Automatic drawbrid
Digital Highlights: 01:icondigital-artists:Digital Highlights: 013 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS: 01
Welcome to the very 1st edition of DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS, an article brought to you by the digital-artists' team. We are here to flood you with the most amazing digital artworks that were submitted to our group in order to promote more exposure, interaction and, of course, awesomeness!
You can also find at the bottom of this article some interesting links regarding dA's digital art community. :iconlegasplaplz:
And now, behold the featured deviations!
Chosen by your very own alltheoriginalnames, Aureta, ClvArt, Gokiru, Ashtastic and zungzwang
LoL: Captain Teemo by ippusThe Mouse Maid and Dragonfly by GoldenDruid
The Return by eeliskyttanenPrometheus a.k.a.Magellan by steve-burgBazul Herald of the Fel by Wreckonning:
Why are most designers male?As a foreword I should note that the following is unresearched opinion.Why are most designers male?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently I've thought a bit about my particular industry (design, visual communication, branding, etc) and why it is the way it is. One of the aspects I've been hung-up on for a while has been the strangely overwhelming quantity of male designers vs female designers. Why are most of them male?
It's not a talent issue
My first thought was, are males simply more artistically inclined than females? Because design is so much about the visually communicative element, one might assume that if males tend to be more artistically inclined than females, then it would make sense that more males tend to naturally want to design things. But I don't think that's it at all. If you simply look at a statistic from deviantART itself, you'll find that we have an almost even split of males and females as active members.
It's not organizational
Much of design is actually just organizing information. Wh
[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper[Featured Skin] Rainsweeper2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rainsweeper by Kaelri is another leap in making Rainmeter do things that no one ever thought possible. Through the use of a clever Lua script Rainsweeper is a clone of the classic Minesweeper game. The ingenious design allows for many features including a GUI options editor, saved high scores, and it has no images or other resource files making it light as it can be.
Thanks for the hard work on another amazing skin!
DDs: Suggester's frustrationsWelcome to a new journal in this mini series about Daily Deviations. In the first one I let you know about what I think DDs represent, and then about some of my personal criteria to select them.DDs: Suggester's frustrations2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now is time to focus on the suggesters. Those amazing (almost always human) beings who take a moment of their lives to go the extra mile when finding an amazing deviation and suggest it for consideration as a Daily Deviation. Ya know? I wouldn't be able to feature so many amazing art on my own! So before anything else, I want to take a moment to thank all the amazing people who suggest. Thank you guys!
As a person who also suggests DDs once in a while, I do understand the frustration suggesters often get. So I would like in this occasion to explain some of the reasons why th
Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business CardsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: New Thumbs, Comment Business Cards3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
A Preview of deviantART's New Thumbnails
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement. We've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve the problems with the current thumbnails.
Read more about the new thumbnails and find out how you can preview them.
Comment Business Cards
My little PLZ friends... Thanks for the FaveMy little PLZ friends...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconbigfav4plz: :iconplusfav: :iconthxfavplz: :iconmultifaveplz: :iconthankyouveryplz: :iconThanksForFav-fmr0: :iconmeowkittythanksplz: :icongreenfavplz: :iconthanxforfavplz: :iconthankuplz: :iconfavbounceplz: :iconkirbyfaveplz: :iconplusfavplz: :iconfavthanksemotiplz: :iconlovefavsplz: :iconblinkthanksfavplz: :iconanimatedsustenida: :iconfavemoticonplz: :iconthankyouspray1::iconthankyouspray2::iconthankyouspray3::iconthankyouspray4: :iconemotethanks1plz::iconemotethanks2plz::iconemotethanks3plz::iconemotethanks4plz::iconemotethanks5plz: :iconemotethanks7plz: :iconfavoriteplz: :iconsmilefavplz: :iconfavthankyouplz: :iconthankslove: :iconthnxfavplz: :iconcj-1plz::iconcj-2plz: :iconspencerfave1plz::iconspencerfave2plz:
Thanks for the Llama
:iconllamalancheplz: :iconthxllamaplz: :iconcoolllamaplz: :iconthx4llamaplz: :iconbananallamaplz: :iconthanksllamaplz: :iconllama-plz: :iconcutellamaplz: :iconLlamaTruckPlz: :iconllamacopterplz: :i
RainLexer for Notepad++ updatedAn update to RainLexer, the Rainmeter syntax highlighting plugin for Notepad++, is now available. The update fixes a few issues and adds support for new keywords introduced in Rainmeter 2.3.RainLexer for Notepad++ updated2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download from poiru.github.com/rainlexer.
The Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!What do you get when you ask the world's largest and most talented pool of artistsThe Votes Are In and Semi-Finalists Are Here!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
to design a t-shirt? A LOT of great t-shirt designs submitted by artists
from all around the globe! There were thousands of fantastic entries to
the dA Logo T-Shirt Design Challenge and tens of thousands of votes on those
entries. Today we are pleased to announce the 50 semi-finalists, from
which the three winning designs will be chosen. Each of the three winning
designers will receive $1,500 CASH, 25 tees with their design and their t-shirt
featured for sale in the deviantWEAR Shop!
These entries are the top 50 most voted-for qualifying entries. Some top voted
entries have been disqualified because they did not adhere to the rules or
contained unlicensed third party content. Additionally, there were
several designers who had multiple entries in the top 50 most voted and as
stated in the
Rainmeter Code Walkthrough #1 - Do I Need a JacketThis is a code walkthrough of my "Do I Need a Jacket?" Rainmeter weather skin. The goal of the skin is to replicate doineedajacket.com in a Rainmeter weather skin, including the ability of the end user to set their own temperature thresholds. Here's a screenshot of what this skin looks like:Rainmeter Code Walkthrough #1 - Do I Need a Jacket3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, lets get the basics out of the way. We of course need [Rainmeter], [Metadata], and [Variables] sections.
Author=Flying Hyrax | flyinghyrax.deviantart.com
MouseOverAction=!Execute [!ShowMeterGroup buttons][!Redraw]
AFFILIATE AND MEMBER CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENTSHey all!! It's our weekly announcement of affiliate and member contestsAFFILIATE AND MEMBER CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week, we have 1 update and 2 contests.
We have an update from the group
Their contest Forgotten OC contest apparently had issues with contestants trying to submit their entries. So just submit to the group's FEATURED folder and note that it's an entry for the contest, and they'll move it to Contest folder themselves.
The contest has been extended an extra 4 days to compensate for the issue.
To see entries, click here.
Our first contest announcement comes from our affiliate
Send me Sci-fi/Space Art DD SuggestionsPlease help spread the word by adding this Blog to your FavsSend me Sci-fi/Space Art DD Suggestions3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have just recently received the opportunity to become the "Science Fiction and Space Art" Community Volunteer Gallery Moderator here on deviantART.
I am looking for "Science Fiction and Space Art" deviations to feature as Daily Deviations, and you can help.
If you know of any submissions that you think should gain more exposure and be Featured as a Daily Deviation,
and they are "Science Fiction and/or Space Art"related, send me a DD Suggestion via note.
I have info on my front page regarding how to suggest a DD if you have any questions.
I would prefer suggestions for artists that have less exposure and little to no previous DD's,
but I am not against awarding a Daily Deviation to worthy art from a more well known and decorated artist.
I simply want to try to focus on putting a spotlight on lesser known artists that have amazing art to share, so that their work ma