CLOSEDLet's host a giveaway~CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 is the prize up for grabs!
So, how do you enter?
1.) Fav this journal!
The giveaway will run until October 20th-21st (whenever i get on around that time)
So enter enter enter!
Edit: ALSO, mostly anyone can join! Even point donors! <3
The winner is....
A.k.a = Melissas-randomness!
Congrats, you win 30 points!
So, after all this fun, I'm going to be on a hiatus. When I come back, the comments will be deleted and I'll renew myself.
I'm sorry if I don't get to your comment, I've been seriously stressed lately and this point account is sometimes not my top priority.
And coming back to 200 comments never helps
I hope ya'll understand. I'm a human being too ;v;
TIPS AND ADVICEOver the last few weeks I’ve been getting lots of requests for tips and advice. So I thought instead of answering each one I will give an overall guide to what I’ve learnt over the last year using graphite. And some of the things I’m going to say may sound very obvious but I’m trying to cater for artists of all levels so just ignore the bits you already know (I apologise for how long this is).TIPS AND ADVICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But before I go on I must point out though, that I am no expert and this is just what I’ve found works for me so may not work for everyone. And I have only really started getting used to using graphite pencils recently, as I had not drawn for 11 years until September 2012. And so I am still learning myself and have only found out what works for me from allot of practising and trial and error. Also I am not going to go into doing skin textures as I’m still learning what works and it’s far too complicated to describe on here.
Firstly you are onl
Amazing Colorful Featured!!if you like these artworks don't hesitate to fave it or even watch the artist!Amazing Colorful Featured!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
let's show our support for each other
Contact by RazielMB Cosmic Fairy 2 by BloomingRoseXeniia The Bringer Of Hell by BloomingRoseXeniia colourful Dance by PhoenixSoulColours Colours of Music - Glass painting by burpak swaying Chaos by PhoenixSoulColours warm and cold feelings by PhoenixSoulColours
Wp 000299 by LittlePinKDarK San Francisco by SlonP Elements - Earth Autumn Beauty by 4lisx Herbstregen - AutumnRain by The-Purring-Teapot
Feature 3Feature 33 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Random from my faves
little redstarts by albatros1Le Khubu by hougaard
Balloons by Kara-aliverleaf by MartinAmmWild Encounter by amadeus-love
together we make it (Premium Content) by sth22artice age by sth22arton the beach by sth22art
Shadow by SlashJohn21.always by my side. by GrotesqueDarling13aniMals III by DianaLobriglio
Ruddy Kid by In-the-pictureRacket-tailed roller by mariquasunbird1:thumb323359858:
In my Palm by willyamPaxSweetness of August Roses by sesam-is-openForever is Tomorrow is Today by catch---22
Luna by ValentinaKalliasSushi 1 by DianaGrigore:thumb31529103
Stay strong and be happy!! :) :)In life, a lot of people may come and go.Stay strong and be happy!! :) :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
don't be sad when they're leaving.
don't be sad when they forget about you.
don't be sad when they say good bye.
But be thankful for another hello.
because remember, they were there to teach us lessons.
they have to move on, so do we.
but one thing i know, family and true friends will stay.
they will never forget and we will never be forgotten.
no matter how tough things are, no matter how bad the situation is.
stay strong and be happy!
Have a great day!!
Please Could you Vote for me?My painting "Hazy Morning" has been short listed for the Ken Bromley Cover Competition: http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/covercomp/Please Could you Vote for me?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I would be really grateful if you could vote for me, if you like this painting. Thank you for your support! xxx
PS. Ken Bromley is a great place for art supplies, if you live in the UK.
LET'S GET FEATURED (Part 3)I Hope you enjoy this journal and please grab this opportunity to spread your artwork...!!LET'S GET FEATURED (Part 3)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you see some interesting artworks, dont hesitate to fave it or even watch the artist...!!
this is the third part of my featured journal, these are the two journals before this one
just leave a comment on this journal and i will feature you!!
301. :iconjikanganai: 302. :icontaramara: 303. :iconchemicalkid101: 304. :iconKyleWilcoxVisualArt: 305. :iconNenraeka: 306. :iconAsk-Deena-theMermaid: 307. :iconSandora-desu: 308. :iconZoey113: 309. :iconDavidthorst: 310. :iconSeigman-Alice: 311. :iconKaaaylei: 312. :iconRainLikeRelevance: 313. :iconArtsySlappy: 314. :iconHildareia: 315. :icontskorigami: 316. :iconsakuratree08: 317. :iconDarkIceAlchemist: 318. :iconKittyGalorr: 319. :iconshylla23: 320. :iconLilanimelover048221: 321. :iconKuroCyou: 322. :iconA-n-n-e-S-o: 323. :iconrommeldrawlines-12: 324. :iconbl1zzardst0rm: 325. :iconOr
DOODLE CONTEST (CLOSED)..!!Finally, after a very long time thinking about how to give points to other, i came up with a decision of making a doodle contest.DOODLE CONTEST (CLOSED)..!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. This is not a big contest and since i only have a little amount of points to share, the prizes are not that big.
2. Im not looking for a super awesome doodle, just try to do your best and i will really glad to accept it..!
3. I will sadly cancel this contest if i cant get more than 5 entries.
4. Everyone can join..!! (You dont have to be a watcher to join )
1. It has to be black and white traditional doodle
2. You can use any kind of tools (marker, pencil, pen, watercolour)
But remember it has to be in black and white
How to submit:
Post Manifest 2013 (With too many photos)Hiya Ryceballs, so just last week I was at Manifest in Melbourne selling artworks like usual. It was very enjoyable. Took Green Bear with me for the trip and got to meet my distant relatives and Ryceballs and friends and everything. Melbourne city is like a second home to me, and I know the place very well too. So yeah it felt like coming home when I visit. Anyways lets share some photos and talk about what I did there.Post Manifest 2013 (With too many photos)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At Manifest 2013 in Melbourne, saw a Kakashi reading porn, yup lets start with that
Also saw Miki! my favourite Vocaloid. I was quite surprised to see her. Cosplayed by SHUUR0U
Also saw Jack Frost
Saw a Titan with shoes on
My look for the day, going for more of a classic dark blue hair top hat Ry-Spirit look. And I also brought Green Bear along to Melbourne this time!
Green Bear's first vacation. Holding down the fort like a pro
This is pretty funny, this is my hotel. It has the highest ceiling I have ever seen, I was like WTH. Even Dawn French is going 'What is th
BANNED [Update]BANNED [Update]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you know of any Deviants that violate the rules, report them, and if necessary, send the info Kira-of-deviantART's way. I've seen them on every spammer account I've seen so far, even the ones that joined the very same day [it's not hard to catch spammers after they've spammed]. They've done a very good job at keeping dA as spam-free as possible, so if a Deviant needs banning, inform Kira-of-deviantART. They'll make short work of rule breakers.
I've gotten quite a few people banned lately.
Harassment - QUICKSHOTN0SC0pEz
Harassment, "Trolling" - quickshotn0sc0pez2
Harassment, "Trolling" - ElectroHydroPyro [Recently released from suspension, newest]
Art Theft, Pornographic Content - LeigoXXxx
Art Theft, Pornographic Content - wolffathercloud
Pornographic Content - SluttyDerpy [as well as their group PureRULE34Art]
Pornographic Content - Panty-pull
Underage - GooBoiko
Underage - Mllxdream
Amazing Colorful Doodle Feature!!if you like these artworks don't hesitate to fave it or even watch the artist!Amazing Colorful Doodle Feature!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
let's show our support for each other
this feature is really special for me, because they are all so amazing!!
Sharpie Eevee by meralies
Yellow mnm by meraliesZentangle by Calia386coupleShirtDesign by GemaGalordoodle buat NUWI CRAFT by nyonyahamdanZentangled by photolover14HEAVEN by siahposh
Zentangle by Calia386HBD by MarcyKiikaCreativity by elsuchanoFlower Tangle by mintdawnPokemon Zentangle by WeberGK98Black Light Zentangle by WeberGK98
Zentangle a Day #3 by geektanglesZAD #5 by geektanglesFungdungle by Jethro-Q-Walrustitty3D Zentangle Pattern by geektangles
WINNER OF THE FREE DRAW!update:WINNER OF THE FREE DRAW!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE WINNER OF THE FREE DRAW IS:
Congratulations Sarah, the painting will be making its way to the USA soon.
Thank you to everyone who entered and I will be holding another competition soon.
Ann Marie x
I have decided to end this draw a week early, so I will announce the winner next Sunday 09/12/2012. This is because I want to make sure the winner receives the painting for Christmas, and previous paintings seem to have taken quite a time to arrive abroad.
Thank you for the great response to the free draw and best of luck to those that have entered.
WIN THIS PAINTING IN A FREE DRAW!
Another chance to win one of my paintings, including free shipping.
All you have to do is "Like" my Facebook page and comment on and share the image. If you don't have FB then you can leave a comment on the FineArtAmerica link, remembering to leave your dA name.
The winner will be chosen by random selection,
Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETsIn this week's Site Update, we don't have any publicly visible changes, as our Devious Technology (dT), Product, and Product Marketing teams are all still at a staff retreat!Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETs3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
At the beginning of the week, the dT team worked on improving our internal development tools to increase efficiency. Then, on Wednesday, we let any staff members at the retreat pitch fun and exciting ideas for deviantART features that could be built in two days. After each feature idea was pitched, everyone from dT chose which projects they'd like to work on. Throughout the year, engineers primarily work on projects that are assigned to them, so sometimes it's important to turn the tables and let them choose projects in which they're most passionate and excited about.
The purpose of these two-day "hackathons" is to build and demonstrate a proofs of con
Notifications for CommissionsA new set of notifications have been added to the Message Center to bring more exposure to artists offering Commissions!Notifications for Commissions2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Whenever an artist lists a Commission through the Commissions Widget, a notification message will be sent to that artist's watchers, informing them that a new Commission is available. These messages, grouped into a new Activity section of the Message Center, can be enabled or disabled from the deviantWATCH modal on a deviant's Profile and the Manage Friends page.
Site Update: New Sta.sh Writer ToolbarIn 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 Sta.sh Writer Toolbar3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New Sta.sh Writer Toolbar
Formatting in Sta.sh Writer just got easier! Check out the brand new Writer toolbar, which includes new functionality such as adding lists, links, and text alignment! Though these formatting styles worked in the previous version of Writer, they could only be used if you manually typed in the HTML or copy and pasted from another application.
Oh, and we have an exciting new feature coming next week!
Japan Dolphins Day 2012Friday, August 31, 2012Japan Dolphins Day 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please help Celebrate Japan Dolphins Day 2012 at a Japanese Embassy or Consulate near you! TO SEE A FULL LIST OF EVENT CITIES AROUND THE GLOBE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE WORDS "SEE MORE" JUST BELOW.
On August 31, 2012 rallies and peaceful protests will be held in front of Japanese Embassies & Consulates worldwide. The events are to protest the September 1 start of the annual Taiji dolphin cull as seen in the Academy-award winning documentary The Cove. The message is positive: Japan, let the dolphins live & be free!
Will you join us? Will you help lead an event in your community? If so, please send a message to the Adminstrators at Save Misty the Dolphin or leave a note here on the event wall. We will work with you to help set-up your event on facebook, provide on-going technical assistance from now through August 31 & include your event in any official Japan Dolphins Day 2012 communications.
Japan Dolphins Day (JDD) was founded by Ric O'Barry and
Back from AVcon 2013.. BEST CON EVER???!Howdy Ryceballs! So over the weekend I was at AVcon in Adelaide (They call it the Radelaide over there apparently). Its my second time this year to go to Adelaide and my first time to AVcon, I have heard good things about the con but never experienced it before. So this time I went alone, stayed at a hotel across the street and just had a very relaxing and 3DS filled weekend. On saturday I went to AVcon and saw :iconclefairykid: as well as :iconkaceymeg:, both of which I have met before, it was nice seeing them again. I also met some fellow artist alley neighbours like Marc Forza and Brenden and Pae. All amazing artists. So yeah I was selling stuff like usual, the wall behind me was smaller than the usual convention making it impossible for me to fit all my prints on the wall.. I was a bit unhappy about that. But there was nothing I could do. I also tried to dress like a rad person, I dont know if it worked or not hmm. Met a few fans as well as selling prints to the attendees, it was fBack from AVcon 2013.. BEST CON EVER???!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Im going to complain..Yes, I'm going to complain something is really starting to set in my claw,Im going to complain..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its these groups that think they have the right to decide that your work is crap..
I have been in a few groups that had taken my work for years,
then all of a sudden they just up and decided that my work was not up to their standards anymore,
I've been a deviant for 3 and a half years..
and have been in these groups that long..
So what makes these groups think that they can make other fellow artist feel
that thier works not good enough to be in their group,
I really can't tell you..
so you try and try..submitting your work..
they keep declining your work without any answer to why..
So what do you think
Are they afraid to tell me my work is crap and not worthy of their group
or they just think that I'm not worth their time
I really don't know..
But I'm really tired of it..
So you may ask why I'm ranting..
Well, I'm just tired of the way some groups think your not good enough..and that everyone i
UpdateHey everyone, just got some time to type for a while, and thought I would post an update journal.Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So as many of you have noticed, Ive become less and less active, and will eventually, as time goes on, leave.
Nothing has been bothering me here, nothing has occurred to make me decide this, though another friend of mine deactivated.
I havent had the time that I used to have, and DeviantART is becoming less appealing to me, now just a site in which I am reminded how little attention I give my friends on here. So, a message to those friends now, before I end up not saying them at all.
Not just my friends, but to everyone.. from the good and the bad, Ive seen moments in which I regret, moments in which I relish in.
From my first watcher, :iconi-love-spyro: to my first friend, GunChica (now known as :icontaintedimagination: ) to my first rp with :iconbeautychao7: to my first story rp with :iconscale-the-wyvern: To my first love, now lost, :iconsympathybmw:, to my
Free Draw to Win a Painting!I'm holding another free draw to win one of my paintings and this includes free Worldwide Shipping too, so why not have a go!Free Draw to Win a Painting!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The painting you will have a chance to win is "Into the Rainbow" and is painted in acrylics on a 15x7 inch canvas.
Acrylic on Canvas 15x8 inches
You will have up to five chances to win by using the entry form on my Website blog post:
You will have the chance to enter through dA, FB, Tumblr and Youtube, with each one counting as a separate entry.
The winner will be picked at random on 12 July 2013.
Good luck to everyone that enters and thank you so much for your continued support!
Ann Marie x
ALL you beautiful kind and loving people..........Thank you thank you from my heart for all the love and sympathy for my 'torment.'ALL you beautiful kind and loving people..........1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Had a filling re-done at the Dentist today and I am HOPING this will solve the problem.
D/a bugs OK for the moment.
There was a time on here that I reported everything and anything, now I just wait until it is fixed.
Just to let you all know that I am STILL adding Groups to my other Journal.
I do test the Groups out before I put them on here.
HUGS and xxxx's to you all.
Happy Halloween Everyone!Wishing everyone who is celebrating this week, a Happy Halloween. Hope you all have lots of fun! Ann Marie xHappy Halloween Everyone!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have to say a few words.................SO what's new!!!!!!!!!!I have to say a few words.................1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A friend of mine just asked a BRILLIANT question:
"Does one 'go back' in friends and watchers Gallery's to look at their first works?"
YES! YES! Yes!
The first images for me are the 'essence' of an artist. These images are RAW!
I could go on and on (as an Art Historian) to name names of great Artists in History who produced their BEST works before becoming Famous!
Everyone knows: Pablo Picasso (which is why I use him as an example here.)
When he was 'poverty stricken' and came to Paris: He was 'vilified!'
He made pictures which were similar to other Artists of his time: Braque being the most important.
Please take a look at his 'blue period.'
This to my mind surpassed everything BEFORE he became Famous.
There are brilliant Artists and Photographers on here BUT after one image or 2 they begin to get very boring which is why I dislike "Elitist Art."
There are "technicians" of Art and then there are the artists who are 'beginning.'
Please if anyone 'hears' this mes
Updated 20th Feb.I hope you get more members in a certain Group?Updated 20th Feb.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to point out a few things about Groups.
1. When Groups get very large, submissions get cut?
2. " " " there is 'little' to 'no' interaction with Staff.
3. " " " IF you have a problem, it might take ages to get back to you.
On our New Group: InayatShah and I discussed for a long time, how to deal with a large Group, which is what we eventually want. Our main criteria as with PhotoSeries and Nine-Muses is:
1. Enough Staff in each Folder to deal with submissions.
2. Less than 2hrs waiting period for submis