Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded 'thoughI was talking with a friend about how some fandoms are super fun to be a part of. And some...not so much. I regret to say, as much as I love Korra, it's not a particularly fun fandom for me. Neither was Avatar. (They're FAR from the only fandoms that suffer from the problems I'm going to be "talking" (word-vomiting) about, but they're the ones I've had the most experience with.)Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded 'though3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fandom has become a dirty word. I have literally been accused of participating in fandom. Wait, accused of what? For me, the whole idea of "fandom" can be summed up in one word: excitement. Man, I love getting excited about shit. And I LOVE talking to other people who are excited about shit! And then our excitement spirals around each other's and then we make awesome creations with that extreme excitement. EXCITEMENT-BENDING! This is what happens EVERY time I post a fanart, and I c
Watcher Feature #6note: If you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys! Faving this journal might helpWatcher Feature #63 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (i have around 600 comments now @__@ ), and be featuring once a week as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll probably take ....a few months, so please be patient!
Protector by ThoughtMantique young morita shinobu by diechief Chris Hemsworth by azulmint Overflowing by DonguriArt merman by evilstrawberrycookie Schneewittchen glass BOTTLE by HazyDreamerNeko Surf-n-Turf Edit by leiarenee Frozen in Time - Cryonics by AtticCreationz2 -BIRTH OF A VALKYRIE- 1 of 6 by Autumn-North lion2 by umbreon17Daffodils 2 by BlubBlobbery :thumb295466403: Nightgirl Blocking by Adviva BULKHEAD by Trunchbull :thumb28872224
Painted Portrait Interview with koyamoriWelcome to Painted Portrait, a new Interview series focusing on traditional artists worth keeping an eye on. Painted Portrait interviews aim to give the community more insight into talented traditional artists and how they came to be successful with their art. Today we are interviewing koyamori.Painted Portrait Interview with koyamori2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thank you for allowing me to interview you, let's start off by having you introduce yourself.
My name is Cynthia, and I mainly use koyamori or maruti-bitamin for online handles.
I live in Toronto and have studied psychology and biology, and am currently attending college for graphic design.
What inspires your illustrations?
Childhood nostalgia and exploration of the unknown are some dominant themes that are great inspirations.
What are your favorite medias to work with and why do you liek them?
My favourite medium for some time is a mix of watercolours and inks.
Madoka Magica fanbook: Normal orders [OPEN]U P D A T E :Madoka Magica fanbook: Normal orders [OPEN]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
//Psst: Click here http://fav.me/d5fm2iy for info on how to grab the book for half price!! Limited time only
This will be the last time I update this journal!
Normal orders: [ OPEN ]
Will sell the books online until I run out of stock.
Instead of selling for $22 for regular orders, I've changed it to $21...(not much but still a dollar less hey XD)
Thanks again to everyone who ordered!! ♥ ♥ ♥ *hugs*
Hope the books arrive safely ♥
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Pre-orders are now closed , I will open up regular orders soon in a few days
Thank you everyone!!
I am almost done sending out all the pre-orders~ <3
Last week for pre-orders! This is the last chance to grab the book at $19 with a free print~
After pre-order ends, I'll open up regular orders (shall update the journal again) They will be $22 for normal price.
Thank you <3
Update from DD-Catalogue FounderDear All,Update from DD-Catalogue Founder1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for 'watching' DD-Catalogue, and for all your support over the last 4 years. You may have noticed that the group has recently lost super group status. I'd like to apologise for the disruption this has caused to our Gallery and homepage. I'd also like to apologise for the lack of updates and features recently. I have neglected the group somewhat during my university study.
...but I'm planning a revamp to make it better than ever!
I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback in the comments on some of the following:
What do you like most about DD-Catalogue?
What would you like to see from DD-Catalogue? (features/interviews/polls ??)
Would you donate a small amount towards Super Group status?
Would you like to be on the admin team?
Thanks for reading,
Add this Journal to your 'favourites' if we have your support in bringing DD-Catalogue back to life!
Free resourcesLAST UPDATED: 1/02/12Free resources3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I changed the layout of all my actions and added sharpness as an option to apply on your photos C:
Photoshop actions gallery folder
How to use photoshop actions:
Tutorials gallery folder
Any suggestions for actions or tutorials?
People who used my resources and gave me a credit in their artists comments are favorited in this special gallery folder here.
Thanks for using my stuff
Pixelicious 4Hello, it's time for another article of pixel delights, as well as some interesting pixel related news and happenings.Pixelicious 42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Pixcellent Artists Issue #40 is now out and worth a browse for some of the top picks from the group's gallery.
Although not strictly Pixel Art category related, as a part of my Deviant Stamps work, I'd like to promote the new CR Stamp Project. You'd all know I have quite a thing for stamps, so take some of that passion and get making, there's even some subs to be won and you'll be supporting a great, hard working bunch of people in the community c: If you need any help getting started with or taking your stamps to the next level, see my Stamps for Beginners and Beyond II
when i should be sleepingthere's something really fantastic about the fact that people still come to my page on here,when i should be sleeping3 years ago in Personal More Like This
still favorite my work,
still comment on drawings i've posted,
(not to mention, drawings i posted years ago)
and are just generally the sweetest fans a girl like me couldn't even begin to hope for.
i really wish i had the time to answer you all...
it sounds so insincere- but thank you.
very soon, i'll post more Blosper.
partly because i feel so guilty for dropping the ball on that comic, and because i miss drawing them.
COMMISSION STATUS: CLOSED.
ART TRADES STATUS: CLOSED.
On Graduating-Hey guys, I know for a lot of you graduation is coming up super fast, and it seems completely absurd that it's been almost a year ago since I was in that boat. I well remember the two options presented to me:On Graduating-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Get a studio job. Preferably close to home.
2) Move back in with my parents. Possibly get a day job or something.
I just wanted to remind ...whoever is reading this... that there are about a gazillion alternatives. In fact, any possible train of actions you can conceive of is an option. It's hard to think of options not presented to you as options, but you really can go anywhere and do anything. This is the only time in our lives when we don't have any greater obligations- we don't have a wife and kids to provide for, no company that would collapse without us, our bodies can handle sleeping on a springy old couch for a while. This is EXACTLY when you should take a gigantic risk because the only thing y
Spring Feature of GrimGloomTale The long winter is finally over, so we can proceed to our next seasonal feature: time for the lovely Spring. I've seen many fabulous works submitted to the group, as always, and they all deserve to be seen. Unfortunately, I can't show them all in this one little showcase. Here you will see only works having below 100 favourites. Give them attention that they lack!Spring Feature of GrimGloomTale 2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Aimee and Aime by ALEXAst
The door in the Dwimorberg by LeenZuydgeestFoolish Little Troll by erinclairebWanderer by ILioNart
SKIPPING WITH HAPPINESStoday has been the best day.SKIPPING WITH HAPPINESS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i went to my Independent Research: Drawing class, which i signed up for late. so i didn't know quite what to expect, having not been to class yet. the only thing my professor told me to bring to class was a drawing i'd worked on or completed lately...
do you realize how vague that is? my mind went into overdrive. should i bring a large one that was more conceptual? should i grab a still-life? a comic? i was losing it. but then my dad, who is good friend with my professor, having been a grad student under his teaching, tells me to show my professor what i LIKE to do.
thus, i take the Hunger Games drawing i've been coloring, and a completed Blaire design.
i was so embarrassed when i showed him my cartoons, that i started rambling about how i'd like to go into animation, and he stops me. he asks me what materials i need to do that. i kinda freeze, cause i wasn't anticipating that at all. but then i spit out that i hadn't thought about anything spec
Kingdom Carousel - The Charity ArtbookI probably wouldn't have done this originally but such a project deserves to be talked about...Kingdom Carousel - The Charity Artbook3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Kingdom Carousel is an independent project run by vtas bringing together over 120 incredible pieces of art from artists all over deviantART.
The art book is an impressive piece of work in itself as over a hundred artists from deviantART come together to help fight childhood cancer. The book itself is a celebration of life with 100% of the profits going to the charity at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
"St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay." This year is their 50th anniversary.
Kingdom Carousel aimed to always bring a smile on your face, and I believe that is very much what they have done. (at least for me ) Check some of these art-book amazing previews out:
Vitamin overdose pink smoothie by Pokakulka ruby by LuizaLazar 009 by DorottyaS Cherry cup by PuppetSan Reminds me of Summer by Blueberryblack Seashore Cherry by farhadvm When life gives you lemons by iTaylie + colour collision + by maskqueraide Blueberry by JustHoldMe deceitful delights by csaby1 grapefruit by P0RG burning up by illusionality Rasberry Rhapsodie by NayeliNeria cherry by theluckynine HAHA i'm skinnier by ersatz-moon strawBerry by Moramarth blackberry by illusionality Ca pique, le citron vert by Somebody--else All your dreams are made by iTaylie orange oranges by JustynaStolyhwo Frozen Raspberrys by Reeede In by LadyCarnal Bloodberries by emilianna12 strawberry by estellamestella ..::Limetastic::.. by Whimsical-Dreams It's Summer by wihad Black Cherries by ElyneNoir .:Kiwi Passion:. by melenya :thumb332538937: :thumb89816964: 406 by Nigrita razzy by illusionality .: lemon :. by all17 :thumb319821124: Frozen Orange by AljoschaThielen :thumb337801765: taste of summer by Orwald Raspberries by nairafee :thumb267220615: healthy spring by illusionality taste of summer by michellis13 Orange Blue by ZoeWieZo strawbery.II by Altingfest Banana Splash by KhalllodY Cherry bomb by naked-in-the-rain cherry cherry boom boom by julkusiowa Lime with that? by Lady-RoVitamin overdose2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
splash. by JeanFan Strawberries with Nutella by LilyBrilliant :
Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixelsThis is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixels2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
2900 Points Rewards ( August 2013 )Hello2900 Points Rewards ( August 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please Read the below Carefully
It's about 9 Month that our group Found , We Give Rewards to Every one who we could ,
We are First group which give to all the best works Awards ,
Now we have a Request Just Read our journals carefully and fave our journals and help us in another way (For example : Give Llama us , Make a journal and invite your friend to group , etc)
August Contest Winners .
First Evey one Fave This blog
Then watch some of our supporters and join groups suggest
For your information , we see all the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folders and Gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , Fave and comment the journal , then we will give you your rewards in future days.
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
What meants to be a Pro?I was talking with somefriends the other day, they told me that i should quit deviantart and move to this new fresh pages were profesionals are, because deviantart was filled with kids,art wannabes and social dudes. They didnt said it as something disrespectful oe something, they were just giving me a nice advice to get more audience. But that got me thinking, this guy is really good this days his style its uniquegets top clients and stuff, but 5 years ago his art was really filled with flaws, he was one of those kids he was complaining deviant art was filled with.What meants to be a Pro?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
That got me thinking he has a different point of view of how been a Pro means to me. For me Pro doesnt mean professional, its a short word for PROMISE. Pro artists are people that can keep a promsie, and thats really important. Its so sad when they relate Pro word to art skills, its like they draw this red line on the floor and they measure people who can get in and who gets out. When its the moment when an artist feel
Watch my animation final!My fall semester animation "Kid•BIT" is on Vimeo! I'm pretty happy about the results and it was a ton of fun to animate, so I'm excited about spreading the word.Watch my animation final!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspirational story.Recently I met Fred Lang. He shared with me his wonderful story of striving to be an artist starting at age 40. Inspirational. http://youtu.be/3auHm6ICeHgInspirational story.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
AtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :DWELCOME TO ASKtheARTISTAtA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS ALL UPDATED! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey folks! So it looks like a few of the artists we have interviewed have thus far been unable to upload the transcripts from their interviews. So we went ahead and saved them the trouble! Check out the transcripts from the interviews with yuumei, sakimichan, shilin, arvalis, GENZOMAN, and lily-fox!
Thank you for your patience, folks!
In other news, our team is back from haitus and will begin moar artist interviews shortly. Stay tuned for updates!
We are an arts-based journalism project developed by thefluffyshrimp
We aim to offer fans live interviews with some of their favorite artists here on deviantART.
sticker/print shop :DHallooo, sorry for spamming again.sticker/print shop :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just made a RedBubble account after trying out a handful of different store sites.
I have to stop selling prints directly for a few months so this is my temporary replacement.
They make stickers which is kinda nifty 8) cause who doesn't like stickers??! (Ok besides mothers with small children who stick them all over the walls.) I ordered a few so I can see the quality for myself, but they haven't arrived yet.
Prints/posters are available too. Til now I've never sold big ones online before due to shipping hassles Basically all my usual convention merch and some additional Parashi images are there. (Still being uploaded, slowly.)
Unfortunately the prices are a bit higher than my standard convention prices since RB takes a big chunk of it , however it does auto-discou
A Decade on DeviantART - Thanks to everyone!I think "Man, has it been ten years already?" when really it feels like I've been on here for WAY longer.A Decade on DeviantART - Thanks to everyone!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Still, I totally missed the fact that about 2 or 3 weeks ago was my 10-year anniversary here on DeviantART. I joined on April 17th, 2003. My first two ventures into posting art online was on a forum (still around!) called AAW, (Akemi's Anime World,) as well as Elfwood. (Elfwood---hahahahahahaha. Oh those were the days... that make me weep.) I also posted on the Baka-Neko forums. A user there named Mathias (now CaseyLaLonde) talked me into posting on this crazy new site called DA. So I went with him. I chose the name fox-orian based on an old character of mine when I was a kid, but this particular spelling, (yes, the "a" in orian is a misspelling of "orion,") with the dash in the middle was the first appearance of this name and it kinda stuck since it was so unique. (Powerful in google searches!)
I was in highschool at the time, a second year student if my math is correct. At t
Ending wp journals + 200 points give awayFirst thing is that I decided to end the weekly photo journal, it was very fun to make and I'm very glad so many people liked it! But after 30 weeks I think it's time for something new, not sure what though. Anyway thanks a bunch for all the support during these weeks! (And not only these weeks.)Ending wp journals + 200 points give away1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Second thing I'd like to share is that I'm still not (very) active here at DeviantART, I didn't used my camera for like 2,5 months now O_o Sorry for not responding to your messages/notes. Hope to be back some day, because I miss talking to the people here.
Third thing is that I'll give another 200 points (2x100 ) away to end this and start something new every week (with features), but like I said I don't know what yet.
* just add this journal to your favorites to enter this give away
* 2 winners chosen randomly
A total of 30 weekly photo journals
JUST WATCHED PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWERJUST WATCHED PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER AND OH MY GOD I AM CRYING IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL asdfghgfdsasdfghjJUST WATCHED PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
News + fat and cute - PHOTOS of arctic foxesHello!News + fat and cute - PHOTOS of arctic foxes4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Uchrm, I probably passed my graduation exams! Well, I see my grades, they should mean I passed!
Now I only need to re-write and defend my final thesis (which is what was planned ).
But studying should be over and finished!
I have not realized it yet, but if it is true and I really passed today's exams (I am always nervous that secretary was wrong and she wrote wrong grades to school info system ), then my studying is totally over and finished!
So if I wake up tomorrow to find the same grades as I found today, I will be happy
But to be honest, in last days, I was SO nervous that I ate literally everything I could, almost biting the furniture. And I did not have a second to waste, so no bike, no exercise. So wow, more free time now, more moving now. How cool!
I can not wait to be covered with sweat and to have a muscle pain after sporting once again (but it is true, I like to be "tired" like that )
Thanks for support, people!