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On dA for 10 yearsI'm happy to have been here for this long.On dA for 10 years2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It doesn't feel that long - but in a few more years I'll have been on this site for half my life. Sheesh!
I've improved so much having an audience to show work to, even if the point of the work wasn't an audience - just having a platform from which I could do anything at all has been really amazing for me over the years.
And then... PMD-e... which has been a really tremendous learning experience for me (and others!), in so many ways. I don't want to turn this journal sappy or anything, but I've been lucky to have met so many people and have gotten the chance to help create a community with its ups and downs.
And... speaking of such...
I'll be making a journal later about the state of PMD-e right now - I know the updates have been sporadic, and this has been for a few reasons. I've been thinking about how to word things for a few days now, and I don't think I've quite gotten it yet.
Anyway, for those of you who've been around since
FEATURE 2FEATURE 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Random from my faves:
Sidewalk Surfing NYC Style by Trippy4UShells by GitbitwuBaltic in blue 2 by Alexandra35:thumb168023062::thumb133247160:Procession on the beach by philippeLI have a dream by LadyCarnal:thumb290494186:Absorbing Rainbows by incolor16LiL Dude by PhotographsByBriExistence by anaPhenixtrio by O-GoshMirrors by BlueAnomiSThe pier by Alexandra35Speaking with my Eyes by TeaPhotography:thumb318712189::thumb153722058:Good Luck Colors Charm by Villa-ChinchillaSiamese Please by TeaPhotographySummer's New Born by polarpoissonCheers! by AmalphiRevolutionary Day VII by Trippy4U:thumb264200687:A natural beauty by KlaraDrielleRoses by incolor16Wild Beauty of Nature by WhiteBookd13 #93 (1) by DpressedSoulcome by albatros1Little Tiger by BlueAnomiSDecorated with Hoarfrost by DanaAndersonHUNAN GARDEN DECOR by AudraMBlackburnsArtLost Love by martintinaz:thumb325420486:It's More Than This by Trippy4USummer is Over... by Hermetic-Wings
Feature 5Random from my favesFeature 53 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Beautiful Willow by Lady---VengeancePeaceful Radiance by Streamstridercrystal vibrations by mj-magicElegant Death by Curious--Rabbit
forgotten times... by ugnipThe Culprit II by philippeLMad Duck by FrankAndCarySTOCKStraight by sesam-is-openBeste by kemal-kamil-akca
Universe in a glass of rain by Nataly1stsquirrel by HillbillyCat58:thumb335442933::thumb334903045:Squirrel by Denis90
Snow Oak Sky by Trippy4UFor you40 by malaladanilaA New Beginning by theresahelmerI'm All Eyes by DiamonEyesnectar wars by ariseandrejoiceSuspended by philippeL
Gold Eyes by SilentPain0View from the office II by philippeLA Brighter Moment by TeaPhotographyBurdock by DanaAndersonWondering by BlueAnomiS
A Time To Turn by TeaPhotographyFor Jocelyne by XanaduPhotographyButterfly by sara-satellite:. A Very Special Day Indeed .: by AdARDurden:thumb317287003:Black by LuizaLazar
Photograph or Pencil Drawing - you decide...First of all I do not claim to be a 'hyper-realism' artist, I am someone who just enjoys drawing, and if what I draw looks a little like the reference I am using then great - I do not draw a pixel at a time, I make long sweeping pencil strokes, layer over lighter work, erase like crazy and basically have fun. In most cases you can still see pencil strokes, un-blended areas of graphite, and lots of mistakes - but to me that what drawing is all aboutPhotograph or Pencil Drawing - you decide...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
One of the ways I try to improve my work is to compare what I have drawn with the reference image I used to create it, it can be a fun way of seeing just how close - or how far away from the original you have got - I thought I would share a couple of examples with you.
I find placing the drawn picture next to the photograph, cropping them the same and adjusting the tone, contrast and exposure you can see just how close you can get to the original.
Most people think that all pen
KYAAAAAAAAAAAAATHGNVUHTBGBGMIUB!!(GIFS included!)OH MEIN GOTT I HAD THE BEST WEEKEND EVARRRRR!!!! Im like, over loaded with emotions I dont even know what to do right anymore!! htgnutrgiucrtbitbKYAAAAAAAAAAAAATHGNVUHTBGBGMIUB!!(GIFS included!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So my grandma came to visit for my birthday and all and whenever she comes over I HAVE to make the place look spotless.(She can detect the SMALLEST specs of dirt and gets on my verdammt case for it!D:
Wow! I've Just Got Another Daily Deviation!I've only just started experimenting more seriously with watercolours lately, so I was very surprised this morning to see that my latest painting had got a DD! I''m really not sure how they choose these works, but it is nice to have!Wow! I've Just Got Another Daily Deviation!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you very much to all the wonderful people on here that continue to support me and give me so much motivation,
Ann Marie x
FEATURE 4Random from my favesFEATURE 43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cats I've known #1 by JulianasGrandmaIt's a Beautiful Day by catch---22
Utah 3 by JCCJ756Windows by lovezenThe Dancing Butterflies by ArtBYbeverlyIndiaah by simplysuhas
:thumb334718484:.: Just Passing Through :. by AdARDurdenyellow2 by ltiana355Two Orange roses by Heidi-V-Art
:thumb303662220:Morning Tide by catch---22Autumn-Red by PJohnnyVigilance by JocelyneR
Two...Steppin' by Trippy4UCenter of the World by Hermetic-WingsNYC by xAccidentalArtistxWhite Chrysanthemum by DanaAnderson
Blue Avenue by Trippy4UThe Gathering by MagicBlancheiSee by Trippy4Upurple beuty by Zlata-Petal
Cure For Optimism by anaPhenixBetter Together by TeaPhotographySilence by AkvilejaOn the Edges of Kanlidivane by Hermetic-Wings
Eine Katze by sponqi08Carousel-3 by Balisongman07bay sunset by Zlata-PetalPostcard from Erg Chebbi 04 by JACAC
Fractal Art DD Round Up - December 2013:icontatasz:Fractal Art DD Round Up - December 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Features by tatasz
Station in the Stars by heyday93 Faberge Dreamtime by bluefish3d Project X by bogfl
Not so blue by Aqualoop31 Charmed, I'm Sure by 2BORN02B chrome c 4 by Lo-gi
PRIMAL LAND by loboto Nh-wf-131122-24 by m0thman72
Macro Galaxy by zy0rg The Four Dimensional Totem Pole by controlv
Artificial Pearls by t0leg fire is coming by KPEKEP
800 Points Challenge - IntroTHE CHALLENGE HAS ALREADY BEGUN.800 Points Challenge - Intro2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Join in now, before it's too late.
1/19/2013 2:59 AM EST- 1/26/2013 2:59 AM EST
Hetalia gif meme~Since I didn't feel like doing this on le tumblr~ (nobody would really care and just scroll on..) Plus I am DYING to do something with these things!!!Hetalia gif meme~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hetalia Gif Challenge
-Open your Gif folder
-Use every 3rd Gif
Ok how the hell did this get in my folder
Your best friend:
OH COME ON HIM TOO
Your significant other:
Your allies (pick three countries):
The people of your nation:
Your reaction to a new war:
This is very accurate...
You in battle:
Yeah I'd probably see one dead person and make a run for it.
The first nation you take over:
Haha, that's a funny one...
Your reaction to losing a battle:
Your reaction to winning a battle:
I am really loving the accuracy of this
How your allies see you:
How you enemies see you:
You declaring war on another country:
*starts walking away from this meme*
You in training:
Pffft- me on the track failing...
You at the G8 summit:
Iggy would be proud of me O-o
Amazing Black and white doodle Feature!!if you like these artworks don't hesitate to fave it or even watch the artist!Amazing Black and white 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!!
Adopta un perro by NekoHitomiDoodleArt by ChiSan0820Tagay doodles by MaslenJopson007916Doodle Hate by AleiinoLine Samples doodle by LavenderThoughtsrainbow by XineLouiseleaf by continuousmistakeCircular Boxes of Fire by orangejuizeHippie Turtle Zentangle by dottylegs
Castle Zentangle by chyldewunderSharpie Zentangle by MrsKuch11
Don't Stop Me Now by TheEpicPoetZentangle 0001 by gormashAwakening Zentangle Doodle Drawing Lineart By by lorenigama SUMMER by J8MDS6 PSALM 2013-2014 by J8MDS
So glad voting is over ..For all Ryceballs outside of Australia, be happy that voting is not mandatory for you. Ok if you didn't know this, in Australia if you don't vote you'll get fined. So even if you do not care about what happens in the government or your town mayor/leader/guy or whatever it is called (Like me), you STILL have to make your way to the nearest voting place to vote. Well I had to do exactly that today.So glad voting is over ..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thats me in the middle confused as hell as to what I am doing there in the voting booth. I made a poll last week asking what the public think about this topic, whether voting should be mandatory or not, and 69% of you guys thinks that it SHOULDN'T be. (Wow 69). And I agree with ya'll 69%. I think it should be the people's right whether they want to get involved with our government mess or not, NOT FORCING US TO DO IT. Its especially annoying when you are out of town that weekend or you are just wayyy too busy to go. I myself travels a lot so its a hassle for me. Not only that but you ju
A New Tool to Look for Art TheftI recently installed a new add-on to my Firefox called "Who Stole My Pictures". If you have Firefox and you're interested in installing it, here's the link to the Add-on. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/who-stole-my-pictures/A New Tool to Look for Art Theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What it does is add an item to your context menu (menu that pops up when you RIGHT-click on something) called "Who stole my pictures". So when you right-click on one of your images, that menu pops up and you place your cursor over "Who stole my pictures", a new menu pops out and you can choose to look for that image using three different image search engines, TinEye, Google.com and Yandex.ru. I have used the first two before (TinEye can also be installed as an add-on to Firefox), but I had never heard of Yandex.ru. Well, I did a search using Yandex.ru on several of my images and boy, was I surprised!!! One of my images, May Flowers (an oldie, but obviously a goodie) was posted over 3,0000 times on Russian and other inte
Devious Journal EntryUNDEEER THE SEEEAAAAAAAADevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Valentine's Day!Wishing you all my love for tomorrow and a big thank-you for the tremendous support and inspiration that I receive on deviantART.Happy Valentine's Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For any of you who like Nail Art, take a look at my daughter Charlotte's Valentine creation.
Trying to keep a 'sense of humour!'Not easy..............got over lung infection nearly then ate something (bad cough mixture) and ended up in Hospital being fed on drips.Trying to keep a 'sense of humour!'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also had the worst CRAMPS in my legs and feet ( Hospital bemused by the noise I made) that NO person should ever have to experience EVER.
It seems I have a lack of Calcium and B vitamins!
STILL cannot walk and legs and feet severely bruised.
Martin and me have just 'walked away' from House (in a calm Hotel trying to recover) because we will be dead if we carry on.
We will handle what needs to be done from France.
This is kind of important to me and maybe a LOT of other dear friends: Lifelong Dreams!
Mine is 'threatening' to come true (living in My Birthplace again) BUT with it a much more difficult reality than I could ever have foreseen.
When my Parents left SL i was 21/22 yrs old. While me and my siblings were here, we had SO little to deal with because we were kids. I now see and understand the frustrations of living a life SO completely diff
Let's dance Gangnam Style.Post this on a wall of your friends and see if they reply to this:Let's dance Gangnam Style.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Let's dance the Gangnam Style.
I am old..............64yrs to be exact...........However, I do try very hard to understand 'my' young people's art.I am old..............64yrs to be exact...........2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have so many Grand-daughter's and Grand-sons on here............who I will put up their names when I get my marvellous 'Guru" here again.
I cannot understand how to do Journals.........the very thought 'fills me with horror!'
Saving .............pasting etc.
What I do do........is try and keep a 'balance!' by giving 'points' to people I admire.
Obviously this is difficult..................most times I do not want my name as a 'donor' out here..........so I give anonymously.
My 'old' friends' who cannot now (because of retirement or whatever) ............I will donate to first.
IF anyone I know, is having 'trouble' please let me know.
Above all else......I am an artist and I like to help.
Commishes are closed<:3Commishes are closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Open hopefully so that I can get a new phone/some savings before I go for vacation in 2 months weeps
I think I will keep updating this journal for everything else as well instead www
Chibis: 12USD / 1200pts
Half body (Waist up): N/A
Chibis are a trauma and a nightmare.
• First come first serve
• Two (active) slots at a time
• You will receive something similar to the images above but with double the size.
• No couples atm, because first I need to figure out how to put make two people look like an actual couple without the head to body ratio issue--/ww
• Please no complicated/over complicated/pushback hair/muscles or I may decline your request. (gomen my hands are not ready yet forgive me)
• Will be worked on from mid. June~July unless I have free time before that.
Please comment below with:
• Character ref:
• Any specific things I need to take note of/ poses etc/ pers
Oh ........me again!PLEASE anyone who cares to read this take note:Oh ........me again!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Please do NOT watch me unless you carry through with the meaning of this word.
I really do not want watchers (nearly 2,000) most of whom I have never seen or heard of again!
2. I help with donations, yes .......but not because you watch me!
3. I LOVE looking at Art and I am in a position to request a LOT of images.
Please, I mean this, you do NOT have to thank me at all. I am happy doing this.
If I have to answer every time I get a 'thanks' it takes away time for doing my watching?
I know a LOT of you consider it rude not to thank someone............I don't mind at all.
4. Because I have so much mail, I do not have time to comment on images as much as I used to and I would like to comment more...so please just do the bare minimum where I am concerned.
5. The people I watch are people who I consider are either a. Brilliant
A day of doing nothingHey Ryceballs. yesterday marked the day that I did absolutely nothing. I gota admit, the last 2 weeks has been one of my most crazy weeks of the year, there were just tooooo many things going on at the same time that has affected my emotional state. It was like an emotional roller coaster that just didn't end. Not just bad things don't get me wrong, but good things too. And being a guy who try to take as little rest as possible, I came to a point where I just got totally burnt out. I was just exhausted and tired and just felt extremely depressed. It has affected my judgement and logical thinking and it even shows in my polls to be honest, I don't know if people realise but sometimes the topic of the polls and quality of my artworks are affected by what's going on in my life.. but sometimes I throw in a few odd ball polls in there to mix it up so you guys don't think I am personally going through stress, so yeah 'poo flavoured icecream' isnt a thing from experience don't worry! I also dA day of doing nothing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions [Closed]Ok, I am still raising points for the contest, but I thought I would post a journal that was more clear on the commissions.Commissions [Closed]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The prices are listed at a minimum and change based on how complicated your drawing is. (It doesn't go up that much)
Sketchy Drawing 5+
w/ color + 5
+ Simple background/effect + 1-2
Full Color w/ Background 10+
Ok I really hope someone commissions me. I know I am not that great at drawing so sorry.