HOW DO YOU HANDLE "ARTIST'S BLOCK?"We've all heard of "Writer's Block." What about artists? There are times when you just can't seem to get a drawing right. What can you do about it? Well, some people will counsel you to take your mind off of work, do some exercise, or go for a walk along the beach. Yeah, right, like getting sand in my shoes is going to put me in a better mood. And besides, if that worked, there would beHOW DO YOU HANDLE "ARTIST'S BLOCK?"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
throngs of frustrated cartoonists wandering the beach in search of ideas.
And as if the self-imposed pressure isn't enough, there are usually deadlines looming! So I do exactly what they tell you not to do when you're stuck, and it works for me: I keep drawing over and over and over again, until I get it right. I may try a different approach, or a new pose, but aside from dashing into the kitchen for a refill on my bathtub-sized cup of black coffee, I keep my you-know-what in my chair at my drawing desk and plow forward. I figure that the Gods-Of-Frustration, who are having fun toying with my brain, wil
Celebrating Deviousness - September 2012Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - September 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Set Fire to the digital rain
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
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To all my watchers and friendsYour art is beautiful. It's your own, you drew it, you did it, and that makes it perfect.To all my watchers and friends1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You are super awesome. Anybody who's crazy enough to watch me, or put up with me as a friend seriously deserves a gold star like here *gold star* You're also awesome just by being yourself. In fact your even more awesome because of that fact!
Don't blame yourself for what other people do. Unless you're controlling them like a puppet, what they do is up to them. People get mad. People get upset. That's just people and please don't get angry at yourself.
I love you. No, not in that way that's reserved for just one. But as in. You mean so much to me. I never expected to have any watchers, much less any friends. And just waking up and having messages! People favoriting things, people talking to me, I don't think you realize quite how much that affects my mood. It makes me want to try so much harder because I deserve basically none of you. You're all way too good for me. What are you doing here? Y
Updates and stuffHey y'all!Updates and stuff3 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. I have a big commission project that I need to get underway AND two upcoming weeks of red-eye shifts at the office. The commission has a tight deadline that I really want to meet so I might not be able to pump out many UBCs this month. Sorry. I'll do my best not to have any Serious Engineering pages late.
2. The SE website is completely up to date!
Thanks again to BloodyWilliam for all his hard work!
3. Patreon patrons who donate as little as $1 a month are now privy to the weekend screen shares! Yaaay!!! Oh, and to those who are already patrons, I'll be hosting them at a later time so it will be easier for everyone. Also, seeing how the live UBC drawing did so well, we'll be making that a regular thing
4. After I'm done with the big commission I'm itching to do a really shitty gag comic along the same lines of "Adventures of John and Dave" or "Sweet Bro
Raffle! Winner: mickeypoops!edit2 (results)Raffle! Winner: mickeypoops!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to outer--heaven!!~ EHEHEE
Happy valentines day everyone! Beam me a smileeeeee! * 7 *//
edit:I have to go get some new glasses frames.. so I'm doing it 2 hours early!!
Fave this journal for a chance to win 1 chibi art! * 7 *)) (I'll choose the style ehehe)
This is for watchers only, hehehe~~
I can't resist but to comment that the watcher count is over 9000!!!!!!!! :iconcannotevenplz::iconkumakissplz::iconyoamgplz:
Wow guys, seriously, thanks so much for your support all this time.
I think you're pretty swell to put up with my frequent spamming of doodles and journals hahaha! :icongaywinkplz::iconfanboyingplz:
It's been a wild year! I met a lot of new buds and really enjoy talking with you guys!
The join.me's have been hilarious -- I bust my guts laughing at 2 AM so many times and it's all your fault! :iconbrohugplz:
Thanks for the sweet comments and helpful feedback! * 7 *)))
This journal raffle will finish up on feb 14, 1 PM, (PST)
So yah! See
Somehow... (OOC)(What started out as a rpsample for a group/chat turned into a poem... :iconwtfisthisplz: )Somehow... (OOC)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A charmer in armor, is the charmer that charms her, she feels so warmer in his arms.
He's smiling as the charmer charms her into removing her armor; no need for alarm.
completely senseless, she is defenseless, as he charms her more.
No more or less stressed when he caresses her tresses, charming her right to the core
His tail coils tighter as her breath grows lighter... the one voice she can hear is his.
He would hold her closer and closer, right before he bites her, that is.
Bite! But there is no fight. Everything is alright, tonight.
Her face holds no fright, and he smiles in delight at the charmed who's life has been cut with no knife.
So she knows she will die, her soul to the sky, but still in her eyes is a smile.
For she has been charmed by this Snake-Charmer, but is only another victim worth his while.
(Oh yea. Go here- :iconmintchocolatebunnies: -das me. )
Spotlight Features - Volume 8A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
A month ago, I posted a poll asking my watchers/visitors to show me 3 artists they felt could use more love. They *were* allowed to pick themselves, too. Anyhow, the response was so large that I have to break the feature into two parts. To see the original poll, click here.
Suggested by: MysteryKittenThe1st
Updates and Thanks!Going to a dinner party or something.Updates and Thanks!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ummm blah blah blah you should go buy a print or a shirt or a pinup something blah blah. To those ASKING, I don't really want to sell prints from the RT mod issues en masse, aside from the cover (which will be listed tonight, along with business cteno and maybe some other stuff!) However, once I finish another drawing or two, I will hold an auction for single edition prints of the ENTIRE mod issue, AND reward art. That's a LOT of ONE TIME EVER PRINTS!
Anyway... blah blah blah...
There will ALSO be a NEW RT out THIS WEEK! ALREADY!!! It's more of a booster pack. It will be mostly colored SKETCHES, as opposed to more polished work, and will be like five bucks, and have lots of monster girl OCs! and tentacles and stuff. You know the drill!
More blah blah...
Thanks for everything lately, though, everyone. I've been super swamped and busy, and money has been a little tight. And I'm trying to make time for fun stuff and all... Something I SORELY NEED.
I hate Valentine's dayeveryone'll be liek:I hate Valentine's day1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We have a problem!Yes, we have a serious problem. Stephen Harper, the Prime Minster of Canada, is putting a pipeline from the Alberta Oil Sand to the coast of British Columbia so he can trade oil with China. That doesn't sound too bad right? Wrong! The Northern Gateway Pipeline would run through, the Great Bear Rainforest, the last intact temperate rainforest on Earth. On top that, 2000 tankers a year would have to navigate through the dangerous BC coast which has not allow oil tanker on their coasts since the Exxon Valdez oil spill fearing a repeat of the incident. A spill from one of these tankers could release half of the oil released during the Deepwater Horizons oil spill which would devastate salmon fishier along the coast as well as aboriginal communities and the tourism industry. Spread the word, even if you are not Canadian. The Spirit Bear Rainforest is just as much mine as it is yours; it belongs to the global community. Save Canada the heart break that people along the Gulf suffers, say no tWe have a problem!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
HEY GUYS!:iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconexcitedlaplz:HEY GUYS!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
CHECK DIS OUT: MY CREATOR, THE WONDERFUL :iconbowservspeach109:, MADE ME A BROTHER!
Also check out bowservspeach109's profile once in a while. :I This account's more popular than she is wtf.
Final Halloween Contest Rules & PrizesHALLOWEEN WALLPAPER CONTESTFinal Halloween Contest Rules & Prizes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
**** IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! ****
I HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE CONTEST DEADLINE TO OCTOBER 31st. WE ARE GETTING SOME ADVERTISEMENT BY SOME OTHER GROUPS AND THIS WILL GIVE THE NEW MEMBERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THE CONTEST TIME TO CREATE THEIR ARTWORK. IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT.
The contest will officially begin October 1st and will run for four weeks ending on October 31st. The winner of the contest will be determined by poll voting along with 2nd and 3rd place. However the contest folder is open for submissions now.
1st Place: 3 Month Premuim Membership - Sponsored by :iconbigcyco1:
2nd Place: 1 Month Premium Membership - Sponsored by :iconbigcyco1:
3rd Place: 100 DeviantArt Points - Sponsored by :iconhacktheplanet24:
1 Entry Per Member (you must be a member of the Virtual Customs group to enter)
Russia stareSo,today and yesterday I've been creeping my friend out at lunch.How?WELL,if you haven't read the title like most people do,I stare at him.Like Russia.And it works.No joke.This is legit.So,what I'm trying to say is that I feel like Russia.:iconRussiaStareplz: Now,I shall stare into your soul until the end of time.Russia stare2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HeadsupppThe next two drawings are gonna be inspired byHeadsuppp10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've always loved the original of this song.. this is so sad and I enjoy it
On a happier note -D.gray man fans...Hello there!! ;;v;; if you like our D.gray man fan turding (( me and :iconlasimieli:On a happier note -D.gray man fans...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
like to combine arts to bring some of our headcanons to lifee ;;vvvv;;
if you're interested in reading one this is one here -her writing is fantastic i really do hope you take a look >vvv<
because her skills are definitely worth the time quq
thankyou so much everyone
Ponies, ponies everywhere!:iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow2plz::iconpinkbow3plz::iconpinkbow4plz::iconpinkbow5plz::iconpinkbow6plz::iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow1plz::iconpinkbow1plz:Ponies, ponies everywhere!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
help! the music is really catchy aaaaah
this was really pointless, sorry
❤ kit ❤
NO APULS (BRONY OR NOT U MUST SEE THIS)OKAY DON'T BE FOOLED BY THE THUMBNAIL, BRONY OR NOT YOU NEED TO SEE THIS AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFENO APULS (BRONY OR NOT U MUST SEE THIS)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Comment and I will...1. What animal/creature you remind me of.Comment and I will...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2. What color I think fits you.
3. How I feel about you.
4. Insult you
5. My favorite OC of yours.
6. What season you remind me of.
7. Tell you what food you smell like in my head.
8. Think of a random nickname for you.
9. What element you remind me of.
10. I'll ask you to put this in your journal
Do it NAO!!!
Gifs!It was suggested I try .gifs to show my art dolls off better! A fantastic idea, tricky to implement! However I present to you a sneak peek gif of an upcoming commission with a ball-and-socket sculpted bone tail.Gifs!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quality isn't so great! It definitely needs some work But it's a start!
You can keep up with this stuff as it happens over on my tumblr! But it has lots of other junk like me ranting about my ongoing battle with a mysterious anon neighbour who keeps complaining to the council about my cockerel, and stories about my other pets. It's a very loosey juicy goosey place that I relax in, like a comfy sofa. It's my comfy sofa blog.
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro