Taxidermy is not ArtFor those of you who are dead set on believing that Taxidermy is not art, let me make this easy for you to understand.Taxidermy is not Art10 months ago in Personal More Like This
By definition, taxidermy IS an art form. Look it up.
A taxidermist must be skilled in sculpting, sewing, woodworking, designing, and must be knowledgeable in animal anatomy and behavior. The 'dead animal' part is just the dirty work before the real art can begin. Every piece of art starts out ugly before it can become a masterpiece.
The listed skills are considered some sort of art form, right? Well by saying taxidermy isn't art, you're saying those skills are not considered art. Therefore by YOUR definition, 'art' does not exist in any medium, and this site should not even exist.
For you other taxidermists out there, feel free to use any of this for defense if needed.
Toro's Super Secret Santa!Toro's Super Secret Santa!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 3 PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PIECE IS NOT IN LANDSCAPE OR I WON'T VE ABLE TO FIT IT IN THE MURAL, THANKS
EDIT 2: Please check the list on the bottom, if you believe you should be on the list (if you did the journal correctly, I didn't have to tell you to add a link etc.) please let me know. Or if you have changed your mind and can't do it anymore, let me know also. You have until Tuesday to back out, I have to do something that day.
EDIT: Registration is now closed, sorry to everyone who appeared late to the scene~
Hello everyone! Since there was enough interest, I've decided to start my own secret santa
I have decided to mix some of my ideas, so we will be doing ACEO-sized pieces of art, which will be combined into a big mural at the end
You are free to enter a piece that is digital or traditional, provided you can fit it in the template below.
How To Participate
Step 1: Create a journal.
- Make sure it links back
Imagination Is Limited.Have a look at this.Imagination Is Limited.6 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not so good, actually. Can you believe that it took the artist TEN years of constant drawing practice until she was able to draw this?
I believe it, because I'm the one who drew it. I was eleven years old, and had been drawing all my life because it was fun. Because it was an improvement compared to what I drew at age seven, I used to believe that improvement would magically come by itself if one just kept drawing from their imagination, and doing nothing else. New forms and understandings of anatomy would coincidentally happen to come, little by little. Hadn't it been like that for all those years? From my drawings I could see that I didn't know how to draw an arm correctly, but I believed that if I would draw the arm over and over again from my imagination, the arm would suddenly look better at some point because I had invented a new way to draw it.
Needless to say that improvement is painfully slow when you draw from your imagination exclusively. I met an a
Gallery Folder CSS Guide:iconosyris:Gallery Folder CSS Guide6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creator of Tonberry 2.5
Exploit Your Gallery Folder
Hey all! Yep, I'm at it again. Slacking from school to bring you more advice about CSS. As someone with limited coding skills, I find my ability to understand this process useful to others who want to use it be feel it is out of their range. Now, many guides have been presented for Journal CSS but with the new addition of Gallery Folder CSS, few helps are there and you have to know where to look. I myself had a time trying to understand it all but with a little work I solved it. To save you all the trouble, I've decided to take a stab at writing anoth
Formularz na zawieszki - only PLWitajcie kochani!Formularz na zawieszki - only PL9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ostatnio mam strasznie dużo na głowie w związku z tymi zawieszkami... nie, nie, nie! Nie zamierzam zawieszać produkcji, nigdy!
Chodzi oto, że zamówienia pojawiają sie wszedzie - pod zawieszkami, pod journalem, w komentarzach i są przysyłane w notkach. Można sie troche pogubić i na przykład, odpisze, że przyjełam zamówienie, a nie zapisałam tej osoby i ta czeka na darmo.
Soooo.... Wymyśliłam coś, co testowałam już wcześniej do innych zamówień. A co? Formularz!
Prosty w obsłudze i ogólnie troche lepszy niż zbieranie pojedynczych zamówień z całego dA... Znaleźć go możecie pod TYM linkiem - http://form.jotform.co/form/31731818585865.
P.S. Osoby, które już zamówiły u mnie zawieszki tj. - GlassCandle13, kamkow11,Rain-Sparkle,mimiki20,Rozzy3, DrawingDye i MileenaPL proszone są o nie wysy
False peopleI didn't know how to name this journal, probably you will see this as a rant, but I don't like make rants, just informing people who watch my works.False people2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, because always will be there supporters and haters, I can understand that. But when people at beginning come as "supporters" and "friends", but for unknown reasons, after some time, this people just stab you in the back, this is the worst. Also, many people don't have enough guts for tell you directly but spreading hate to people and then, without reason, unknown people begin to hate you. I really don't care when unknown people hate you, but when are people that you know, told you good things in the past or you made favors to them, is just disgusting.
Some people probably know what I'm talking about, and this is something that I really didn't care at beginning but because the massive hate spread, suddenly I begun to receive much hate from people and somebody told me from where came this h
Gave in so I'm doing this Meme! Torture of OCs!I was tagged by :iconAnimeMisha96: So here I go, the torturing my OCs meme for the sake of making all you die.... I mean spazum from laughter.Gave in so I'm doing this Meme! Torture of OCs!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
original meme by :iconninjaskillz99: http://ninjaskillz99.deviantart.com/art/TORTURING-YOUR-OC-S-EVEN-MORE-THAN-LAST-TIME-D-359345081
RULES. RULES EVERYWHERE...
You have to answer everything, YOU CHEATER!
2. Link back to the original thing (THIS. NOT THE NEXT DEVIATION, OR THE ONE BEFORE .THIS. ONE. )
3. TAG SOME OF YOUR FRIENDS. THAT IS IF YOU HAVE ANY. IF NOT, THEN GO TO THE RANDOM DEVIANT THINGY. BOOHOO, TOUGH LUCK, IT'S A RULE. O-O
4. Comment on this and link to the one you filled out if you do it, AND MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE YOU TAG DO IT. Pretty please
5. NO PEEKING AT THE QUESTIONS BEFORE HAND IFYWEHIUFYHIUDYKFVHOUIFHJELAIDJAOSLFCJOEFILUJOILSJHFDILSUJK.
6. Use your own characters, or if you don't have characters, use characters from a book/tv show/movie/comic/whatever you people use to entertain yourselves, or with the permission of the
'Must Have' Spriting and Animating Programshttp://www.sendspace.com/filegroup/ZabVPbLsVKWRM19x1mPF5stEN%2BDOKSZFiDmJo1p7qxR0XFehPMq7RXnTajw4F9diMsNomKmL84okcf0iGd92mw'Must Have' Spriting and Animating Programs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The link Above contains everything listed below.
Macromedia Flash 8 - Standard Animation Software
Macromedia Fireworks 8 - A program I recommend for importing sprites into flash instead of MS paint.
Paint.NET - An ESSENTIAL for spriters. Like if you want to make a color base for your sheet before you begin editing, this is the thing to do so. Or if you want to make special effects, but I only recommend doing that if the sheet is transparent.
Windows XP Paint - Much better and simpler for spriting than windows 7 paint. And yes, it works for windows 7.
Adobe Flash CS3 - This version is free, just install it and run it, and you're good.
Flash player 10 - A quick way to open SWFs a friend might send you.
Fireworks MX 2004 - Same as fireworks 8, only difference is you can't export single animated GIF files.
Flash & Fireworks 8 Serial - You can use that same serial for
I MADE THE BEST ICON EVER:iconimagni::iconimagni::iconimagni::iconimagni::iconimagni::iconimagni::iconimagni:I MADE THE BEST ICON EVER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CHILD TRiPPY WILL STARE INTO YOUR SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUL!!!
Best art i ever did. Shit yeaaah.
[OVER!] Free Art Raffle :: Winners Chosen!!Update3::[OVER!] Free Art Raffle :: Winners Chosen!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For Jocyhope, and Rahze8.
Curuchii, pls note me if you still want the free art.
Update2:: TYSVM for all those who participated! Waaay more than i thought [130ppl!], makes me so very happy! ; u;
Annnd now the 3 lucky winners of this raffle aaaaare,
#62! :iconJocyhope: / #85! :iconCuruchii: / #59! :iconRahze8:
Pls note me with the character[s] and style you want me to draw for you guys~ And congrats on winning!!! 8)
I will try and do more this type of things in future hurhurrr~
Update1:: Tysm to everyone who entered! I will pick the winners sometimes tomorrow, too tired atm ; n;
Itll be the end of another semester, will be on break
for a few weeks, therefore thought i do a raffle.
► There will be 3 winners! ◄
1x Color Headshot
Use HeadSmash!as everyone know I made the Head Smashing Base (also my very first base EVER)Use HeadSmash!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And I have to say I did't really expect anyone to use it at all, but I was wrong! XD
So happy that there are some out there who liked it and and decided to use it!
means a lot to me!
Here is everyone I found who used it
:iconmnrART: :iconSoulenite: :iconGabbythedragon: :iconKiytt: :iconApollo924: :iconSnowflake8591: :iconaacrell96: :iconIchikoWindGryphon: :iconIamSKETCHcat: :iconSiryuu: :iconSapphireOctopus: :iconSkipSkid: :iconFourth-Star: :iconCynderheart: :iconDr-Wolves: :iconSpanglersm: :iconhatenadjstar:
Holiday Updates + 1000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)Hello all! Hope you're enjoying your break! ~ :iconkittyglompplz:Holiday Updates + 1000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been stressing out about college applications lately. I'm almost done applying to them all; I think I have 2 or 3 left. Only one notified me if I got in or not and that's because it's not really an art school, haha.
Still, I hope one of the art schools in New York accept me and offer a generous package. That's all I really want. so much >_< Bleh it makes me so sad that college is so expensive here in U.S...(10k-50k per year) I really don't want to have a huge debt on my shoulders when I graduate or burden my parents// D:
SO YEAH! FIT, SVA, PRATT, PARSONS ...LET ME IN YOUR SCHOOOOLLLL
Anyway although it's stressful right now, it's still holiday season and I'm in a giving mood! I want to give back for all I've received from you guys. I'm so thankful for all the favs, comments, support, and motivation I receive here on dA. I also have too many poi
dA Taxidermy Community is in the shitter. Why?I'm finally going to rant about thisdA Taxidermy Community is in the shitter. Why?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There has recently been a new wave of people who think taxidermy is all about soft mounting, and otherwise have no goddamn idea about it. Yeah yeah, I know a bunch of you do soft mounting because you enjoy it, but before you hop on my ass hear me out. First, :iconHellBoundPromises: warned me a shitstorm was imminent. She told me a certain rather popular person had come to Deviantart wanting to try taxidermy. This person brought with them a bunch of fans who waited eagerly for his/her work. But now instead of having people who are eager to learn from the vets on here, and other proper sources like taxi.net, these people have turned what we love into a fucking joke and made dA even less serious than it was before.
There are people who haven't even had their hands on an animal for six months WRITING GUIDES TO TAXIDERMY FOR OTHER BEGINNERS. People are overpricing shitty pelts, people are ripping other people off, other people are treat
Contest !! (Big prizes) (For the recent watchers)Contest !! (Big prizes) (For the recent watchers)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is draw one of my characters (links below)
Can be with background or without background, pixel, paint traditional, anthros, humans anything! Be creative.
Take your time on it! Plenty of time to do it.
Must be done before contest end date though.
Do not be upset if you lose art is art and everyone's is going to be amazing.
Please say if you are going to enter so I can have your name down, or just send me when you're done doesnt really matter!
there will be a favourite folder slot for the contest entries. (even though I might get at least 3 entries )
I would absolutely love it if you guys would spread this contest!!
there is going to be a lot of prizes!!
If I don't get over 10 entries the contest will keep going to a longer end date.So spread the word !!! Because then the contest will never end.
If you have ANY questions message me !!!
Some Links of Inspiration & AdviceSome of you may have seen these before, but here are some thoughtful, inspirational, and light-hearted links that have served as a great reminder to myself to keep doing what I do. Sometimes we need these kind of reminders. They've just been hanging around in my bookmarks, and since I saw a few of these things resurface on tumblr today, I decided now was as good a time as any to share.Some Links of Inspiration & Advice2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Studio Shelter "Keep Drawing"
Tales Of Mere Existence: "My Favorite Artistic Advice"
Super Obvious Secrets I Wish They'd Teach In Art School
How to Steal Like an Artist
FUN FUN FUN FUNSo how about that new episode?FUN FUN FUN FUN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is too many Pinkie's a bad thing?
Did Twilight commit Pinkie genocide?
Is Gak back for good?
Continue? 10...9...8...Ever heard of the saying 'life is a game'? I think there's more wisdom and truth to that statement than what it implies. Like the beginning of most games, you start of with minimal information of your story, you have basic skills and experience and you're given a handful of 'extra lives'. Similar to RPG's your story is shaped through your decisions during the game, will you choose to be the warrior or mage? Hero or villian? How will gain your EXP and how you improve your character's skills?Continue? 10...9...8...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As we journey through our RPG, we gain levels and with it, our character grows. Becoming stronger, more intelligent, more able. And bit by bit, we find out a little more about who we are, our story and our purpose.
Like any game, we also have to face our rivals, our 'bosses'. They don't need to take the form of a person per se, your boss can be anything, a phobia, obstacle, challenge. Sometimes we lose against our bosses and expend an extra life to have another shot at our story. What did we do wron
Adoptables RULESAdoptables RULES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can find all my Adopts here:
Kiriban@55101 *CLOSED*And yes, I am having a KIRIBAN !Kiriban@55101 *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a long time since I had one (I believe it's was at 35101) and ever since my latest giveaway I was thinking of having one and here it is!
CAUGHT HERE : http://sc1r0n.deviantart.com/journal/KIRIBAN-55101-CAUGHT-287680537
PRIZES FOR CATCHING MY KIRIBAN
3 MONTHS PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (or 636 ), + a custom box feature in my page for a month!
How about that for prizes?
RULES FOR CATCHING MY KIRIBAN
Fav this Journal. I'm adding this as a rule because I want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to catch it!
You must take a screenshot of my homepage when my pageview counter hits 55101 pageviews exactly!
You must send me a NOTE that you've got it along with a link to the screenshot. Comments in this journal won't count, so be sure to send a note.
If there are more than one people t
Shanghai NOEspecially for beginners it can be really hard to say "No". Sometimes you get a job offer with the tiny problem of microscopic payment (if any payment at all) or you are already IN a project and get tons of change requests and end up with an hourly rate that makes you weep. And mostly not in enjoyment.Shanghai NO6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or you get the puppy-eye look for "a favour" and in the end you end up doing things you didn't really want and spending weeks of your free time on it. And it leaves a sour aftertaste because you think "Dang, why didn't I...?"
Yes... why haven't you?
I have to admit the "we need ten million changes" problem is still a problem I face mostly on a daily base. It's okay if you get payed for it. Gods, I'll do a million changes if it gets payed and if these changes are reasonable. :iconengelszorn: and I experienced such a "we need changes" problem and in the end it was a mixture of fine negotiation, making a lot of compromises and doing (bearable) changes. But within boundaries. Because you rea
EVO Results and Twisted Princess Wendy!!!Hey everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend!!! I know I did because the EVO Championship Series (biggest fighting game tournament in the world) was this weekend. Unfortunately, I was a stream monster this year but that didn't take away from the hypeness of the matches. The Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament was intense all the way through. I loved it! I was upset to see Combofiend lose but he's still one of the best players in my opinion. And Filipino Champ's Dormmamu is awesome! He can be of somewhat questionable character sometime but his Marvel skills are on point. As for Super Street Fighter IV, I felt the matches leading up to top 8 were more exciting than the top 8 themselves. Oh well. All that matters though is there was a huge representation of different countries in the finals as well as character diversity which was really awesome to see. I was dEVO Results and Twisted Princess Wendy!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Faithfully FearfulI think there's a very fine line between love and fear, or rather, they co exist perfectly instead of being separated by a line; they are two sides of a coin. And in relationships, you're constantly tossing that coin, like heads or tails, it's a 50 50 gamble on what's going on between you and your lovely. People who put in work, time and effort and who are real lucky mostly land that love side, things are going well and you couldn't be happier. But it only takes one fear flip to shake your foundation from time to time. And like love with its allies o happiness, fun, caring and so on, fear also has his lil team; paranoia, defensive behaviour, rash actions / outbursts. Just because you experience this on that one unlucky flip of that coin doesn't mean things are going bad! understanding that love is not pure and if something negative happens between you two then it can't be true but rather, love is the outcome through hardships and happiness. being fearful is normal, staying faithful isThe Faithfully Fearful2 years ago in Personal More Like This
BIG NEWS!!!! x3YOU GUYSBIG NEWS!!!! x31 year ago in Personal More Like This
OH MY GOD
I HAVE GIANT NEWS
I AM NOW THE NEW CO-PRESIDENT OF MY SCHOOL'S ANIME CLUB
Unfortunatley the other president doesn't have a DA account, BUT BELIEVE YOU-ME, SHE IS AWESOME
I am SOSOSOSOSOSOSOOOOO EXCITED!!!
I haven't gotten all of the members' DA accounts yet, but when I do, I'm going to put a box on my page with their accounts ((That's really mostly for me, but feel free to look if you want ))
BUT MORE AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED
ONE OF THE MEMBERS
(Laura if you're here please tell me ;w; I love you so much xDDD )
RECOGNIZED MY USERNAME FROM HERE
SHE KNEW ME FROM MY DEVIANTART ACCOUNT
I HAVE ALMOST LITERALLY NEVER BEEN HAPPIER
Anyway, I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THE GREAT NEWS WITH YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!! :iconchuuplz:
LOVELOVE TO ALL!! :iconhappyskipplz:
100%Your happiness is a great and invaluable thing! We all want to be happy, but to what extent? Some people prefer limiting their happiness on account of playing life 'safe', others risk it all to experience that maximum thrill of happiness. Pondering that in my garden as the sun just set today, it got me thinking. Relationships work very similar to that style too. Here's an idea I have...100%2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Single = 50% Happiness
In a relationship = 100% Happiness
Single = 50 Sadness
In a relationship = 100% Sadness
By deciding to live life single for a time, you're your own person, what you achieve is your own, you're 'safely' in the 50% zone at all times, never shifting, you're happy to some extent, yet something eventually feels missing. You're neither on top of the world, nor are you down in the dumps.
Deciding to share your life and become some what dependent on another person however, yields experiences and opportunities beyond any boundaries! It unlocks your potential to be happy completely and