wednesday collection - 2013.07.03wednesday collection - 2013.07.031 year ago in Art Features More Like This
a bit of Sun by Writto
Old Tbilisi by tichooo
S by Tom-Ripley Holga 10 by rawimage
Nuorena nukkunut by bougainvillea
Dream For Another World... by peterle28
M.A. by tuminka The Rusty Kid by Poromaa
Maroon Affliction by NataliaDrepina
Vintage .. by Mydreamland
POINTS RAFFLE-=WIN 50 POINTS! CLOSED :OAh, sorry you guys that I have not been able to do this for awhile..POINTS RAFFLE-=WIN 50 POINTS! CLOSED :O2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you had a nice thanksgiving..well!
It's my GIFT TO MY WATCHERS AND ANYONE ELSE TO PARTICIPATE WHO NEED POINTS!
So here we go again!
1) You simply must fave this journal or ''COMMENT/FAVE''' some of my Artwork if you'd wish! I'd appreciate the feedback!
2) IF YOU WANT. You can like my Facebook Page if you don't have a facebook then that's okay.
3 FREE CHIBIS - RAFFLE3 FREE CHIBIS - RAFFLE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
whoo! i'd like to start selling some chibis but I want some more samples first haha.
plus I'm feeling rather generous today v.v
i will be giving away 3 chibis to 3 different people!
to enter, all you have to do is
1. Fave this journal
2. Write a journal entry or poll featuring it
Link me back to it so I can see it! and I'll write your name down to be entered in the raffle.
edit: The winners will be chosen at random, of course!
Raffle ends: December 1st!
If I get over 100 participants (highly unlikely) i'll up it to 5 free chibis! <3
Merry Christmas and Happy new yearDwarfs socks smells like Mordor!Merry Christmas and Happy new year2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Merry Christmas & Happy new year!
RoF Feature: Into the RealmRoF Feature: Into the Realm7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Into the Realm
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
La premiere inquisitriceby MarcSimonetti
7heaven landscape_wallpaperby ivany86
Mushroom Landby jordangr
Publishing Resources ListMake sure you the news article!Publishing Resources List3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going to be super-messy and slightly badly-categorized for the first few weeks, so if anything looks out of place and/or you can think of a better way for me to organize this, please
drawing and painting tutorialsintroducing the tools...not all of them,drawing and painting tutorials5 years ago in Personal More Like This
- tool options VERY USEFUL!!
nebezial's blender brush step by step
human drawing related tutorials
[ skin tut 1 ]
[ skin tut 2 ]
[ light and shadow guide ]
[ hair tutorial ]
nature background tutorials
[ brush tutorial ]
Art and dealing with struggleDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and dealing with struggle3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a lot of stress and struggle in our everyday lives. Anxiety, resistence, doubts, self-loathing.. but how to deal with them and make the art we are really excited about?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
People strive so much for the easiest ways to achieve something, the fastest way to get to results, to get the reward without actually doing things .. but, as soon as there needs to be a hard work put in the process, as soon as it happens to be more difficult along the way, we tend to get frustrated and give up, because of not seeing instant results right away.
It takes time.
Whether it's developing new skill, working on new project - meaningful things so often take a lot of patience in order to make them. Overnight success happens so rarely and mostly for those, who work extremely hard on their cr
COMMISSION INFORULES AND CONDITIONSCOMMISSION INFO3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Commissions are just for personal use and not any commercial/lucrative purposes. We can discuss about this though (it would be more expensive). Please, ask first.
- Prices are in $ UNITED STATES DOLLARS.
- If you're interested, send me a note with the "Commission" title (or something similar).
- All payements by Paypal . También acepto transferencias bancarias para España (BMN).
- Written references are ok, but it would be way better if you can send me some visual references too (photomanipulations or just some real life people, other existing character, etc). Little charges will be applied if you're asking me for an OC design from the beginning (if you have not designed it yet).
- My first language isn't English so please, write correctly, using simple grammar and basic vocabulary.
- I can take a large time to finish your commission, especially for mature content and colored ones, so
Train Your Brain Semi-FinalistsIn the Train Your Brain Contest, deviantART and The Art Department (TAD) challenged you to submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Your assignments were reviewed by the world-renowned artists who teach as TAD faculty, and the grades are in! The following Semi-Finalists represent the top work chosen in each category. A final review will be made, and the 31 prize winners in each category will be announced shortly!Train Your Brain Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Be sure to head to TheArtDept for more information about TAD's programs and faculty! At TheArtDept, you'll find free lessons, in-depth sessions with award-winning instructors, and inspiring artwork created by TAD students and faculty alike.
Congratulations to all!
101 Point Giveaway - WINNER!The winner of my 101 point giveaway is YAYProductions, number 30!!! CONGRATS! I'll deliver your points momentarily101 Point Giveaway - WINNER!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello all my dear watchers and random passerby!
I'm hosting a 101 giveaway, and all you have to do to enter is fave this journal. The winner will be randomly chosen from that list on March 10th.
NO plz or alternate accounts, please!
No commenting, no linking to journals or polls, and no thank you's necessary, though all would be very much appreciated!
If you like giveaways, I do a 10 giveaway once a week for my watchers; all you have to do is watch me to be entered!
You can also check out my latest journal here and help out for my newest project for even more chances to win points, art, and a feature!
Some random deviations I would be so honored for you to see and read:
Favorite Resources FeatureA few of my current favorite resources here on DA!Favorite Resources Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some old. Some new. All wonderful.
Creepy Tree 1 by Ironmountain01 Cloud Stock 3 by Nikkayla
Red Blood 05 by chiaconan Ophthalmological Phoroptor 2 by FantasyStock 1934- Multi-Coloured Bunny Rabbit 1 by HelenaRothStock
Package - Fanged - 4 by resurgere Package - Sculpture - 2 by resurgere Dark Goddess by letinhastock Poulnabrone Dolmen - Exclusive HDR by somadjinn Fountain 03 by ArnaTornwolf
Baroque room 4 by Random-Acts-Stock S u r g e r y C e l l 2 by KornKidSamStock Road to nowhere 2 by FrantisekSpurny Fog 73 by lumibear museum two by chop-stock Abandoned Station 2 by pelleron-stock
Exotic Tendril II by YBsilon-Stock Branches 2 by passagere-DA Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance Statue PNG by EveLivesey 3D sphere renders by in-the-skies Small glass bottle PNG by raduluchian Moondreams by YBsilon-Stock
Dawn Brushes by differentxdreamz
My Resources/Shameless Self Promotion.
:thumb354997282: Broken Glass Tutorial by AbbeyMarie Speck Brushes by AbbeyMarie
Shadowness: http://shadowness.com/AbbeyMarie | Behance: http://www.behance.net/abbeymarie
Tolkien's BirthdayLet us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints)Tolkien's Birthday2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.6Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.62 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 2, Sell That Damn Book, Danny: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-2-354730628
Part 3, I Was Not Ready For This: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-3-354860965
Part 4, Objective: Character and Story Building: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-4-354965190
PART 5, The Family: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-5-355097985
WAVES OF DOUBT
I remember this one night I couldn't get anything to work with LMS. I couldn't draw, I couldn't write, I couldn't be creative. I felt trapped, sick to my stomach and had an ongoing feeling of anxiety.
I would get up, walk around, and force ideas. Stupid, uncreative and rushed thoughts. I went upstairs and laid down next to my gf at the time,
Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
PLEASE REBLOG THIS ON TUMBLR
In defense of headdresses.Alright. I've seen (and responded to) the recent rant by :iconCabinetCuriosities: regarding headdresses (among other things, most of which I agreed with, some of which I didn't, but none of which struck me as disrespectful), and I saw the harassment that another user got over her rare pelt that she was going to headdress, and I've seen other people snark about headdresses for various reasons. And I'd like to make a few points.In defense of headdresses.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, it's none of anyone's business what a person does with a hide they have, whether that's make it into a headdress or a soft mount or a blanket or a wall hanger or something for their cat to sleep on. Traditional taxidermy is not inherently more respectful to the animal than headdressing. They can be respectful for different reasons, but ultimately it comes down to the individual person and their approach. And since not a single one of you is sitting here in my living room, watching my work, and none of you are in my head any further than my writing l
WB Sailor Moon Coloring ContestUPDATE:WB Sailor Moon Coloring Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey all,the deadline is now March 1 instead of 31. Some people mentioned the deadline was too far away and I have to agree.. Also I will be out of the country and don't want to tend to dA via internet cafe.
Hope this is okay! If we don't reach the 30 mark I'll still have a 3rd prize/people's choice of some sort.
Like many I'm sure, I'm extremely excited about Sailor Moon coming back! To celebrate I'm holding a coloring contest.
Contest Start: Today, February 10, 2013
Contest End: March 1, 2013, Midnight EST
8,000 Points ($100 value)
$100 Amazon or Sephora giftcard
4,000 Points ($50 value)
$50 Amazon or Sephora giftcard
*(only if there are more than 30 entries from 30 respective participants)
4,000 Points ($50 value)
$50 Amazon or Sephora giftcard
Journal Feature Donors:
I'm an Atheist. Deal with it.You wouldn't think being Atheist would influence your day to day life as much as being Christian (or Muslim, or Jew, or Hindu, ad infinitum) influences a Christian's day to day life. There are no rituals to perform, aside from those you appoint yourself. No prayers to be said, no verses to be read, or rules to be followed. I wake up, kiss my boyfriend, take a shower, eat something, go to work, talk and laugh and chat with customers, hug people, and then come home, kiss my boyfriend some more, and unwind in various ways.I'm an Atheist. Deal with it.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It sounds rather simplistic, and in practice it is. What complicates my life as an Atheist are the things I'm not supposed to say. The most important thing I'm not supposed to say is that I am an Atheist. One of two things happens when I tell people I'm an Atheist: 1) They smile and shake my hand, happy to meet someone with a similar world view or 2) They argue with me. The latter usually happens, as I live in an area that's rather dominated by religious communiti
Spirit Day is ComingSpirit DaySpirit Day is Coming2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Save the date! Spirit Day is Friday, October 19th! Which means you can show your support for the LGBT community by doing a number of things, from raising awareness through articles, artwork, literature or simply sporting the team colors on and/or offline. What colors?
The color that represents Spirit Day is purple! Which brings us to the challenge portion of Spirit Day!
The Purple Challenge
The Purple Challenge is simple, go one day (October 19th) using only one color during your daily adventure on deviantART: purple. Here are some places you can pimp out the color purple:
Your avatar. Use a simple photo editing program to temporarily turn your avatar purple.
A featured deviation on your page.
A collection of purple deviations.
Use only purple emoticons!
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Features Vol. 4Features Vol. 46 months ago in Personal More Like This
Another world by Musterkatze Holland on foot by INVIV0
New Territories. by Image-heart Sunny meadows by Dalminah
112.365 Mexican Hats by PiecesOfAnsley 3.365 Lost at Sea by PiecesOfAnsley
Star by Inside-my-ART Royal by Redanshy
Butterfly-173 by Sblourg
Maki by Anithka Death flowers by JulietImmortal
wild flowers by all17
Lucie by vularia Golden by CommanderEVE
Wonder by fuzzykyo Moss by merkero
. by anihilacja 0470 by Somebody--else
botanic garden 46 by FlowerOfTheForest country road by marjorie1206
Yellow by Obsessed-by Invisible Future by markborbely
Where Is My Home by MTLT1993 :thumb452436023:
PARADIGMA by menervaTau scales of mermaid by fotomademoiselle
Shining! by FrancescaDelfino The Flames Are Known To Our Dead by MarsiaMS
Flower by yavuzselimturan This Time Tomorrow by BWilliamWest
... by Lottia1 Dreaming Of Love by ABilro
Over The Hills And Far Away by nikongriffin afternoon beauty by Ben-Kelevra
wrzosy by BaxiaArt Garden by MarinaCoric
Teardrop by LanaParadise Old Shots - Tree. by ssabbath
Singled out by TriinErg Yellow Meadow by dashakern
Spring is back by Amazinglife The Low Season by nahojsennah
Morning stripes by Lilplague Les sous-bois au Printemps by iamthewoodendoor
Early evening by Mixartlove :thumb4501643
Tea Time~!Time for tea!Tea Time~!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Onion-head plz account made by PikPikGal
Onion-head icon made by Original owners
Other Onion-Head Plz accounts:
Comments and Commenting We all know that getting the exposure you want for your work is a tough endeavour here on dA. Despite the wonders of the site, the simple fact of the matter is that comments are hard to come by these days.Comments and Commenting1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
There may be many reasons for this - lack of time on the part of many browsers, lack of interest, or simply: not knowing what to say. We've all been there at one point (some of us more than others), and it presented the question - "what is it that writers want out of a comment?"
The only way to find the answer to this question was to set up a poll - which received an amazing response from the lit community, and with your help, this editorial will highlight some points that will aid in leaving some insightful and appreciated comments.
First and foremost - Read.
Many of the writers on dA want f
Give me Indies.Ladies and gentlemen, indie is on the rise. More and more, self-published work is legitimately competing with traditionally-published, and traditional publishing companies are seeking contracts with authors who made their big break via ebook and print-on-demand. The world of literature is in crisis, and it looks like indie is going to come out on top.Give me Indies.2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
And while this crisis creates enormous opportunity, that opportunity is unfortunately being distributed between millions of would-be authors, each of whom can hope to sell perhaps a hundred books before they resign themselves to obscurity. It's impossible to get any significant amount of attention.
I got into self-publishing early last year and put out two short stories, a novella, and a novel (which can be found by clicking the "My Amazon Page" link in my journal header [self-promotion, yay!]), and I've had a satisfactory response thus far, but I'm discovering just how hard it can be to raise awareness. No one buys a book if they don't k