PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Literature Critique Tips3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
bullies, cyber bullies, trolls, this is for youhttp://news.sky.com/story/1124978/hannah-smith-ask-fm-happy-to-help-policebullies, cyber bullies, trolls, this is for you1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i love how they're blaming it on the site, ask.fm, but that's not the problem. facebook, myspace (who uses that anymore?), youtube, deviant art, countless forums, reddit, google+, yahoo, AOL, etc... any site where you can talk to someone will bring cyber bullies to murder more innocent people. "go kill yourself" is a VERY serious thing to say. i recently had someone tell me that they "hope i take a bottle of pills." in fact... i dunno why i haven't reported them... anyway...
how far does this have to go before it is officially a SERIOUS crime? shutting down websites does no good, you'd have to practically shut down the entire internet. cyber bullying and bullying in general should be punishable by law. microsoft, instead of spying on us to track piracy, maybe you should spy on us to help STOP the abuse. this is seriou
help please fursuit design contest!!!!you see im saving up for a fulsuit and i cant decide if it should be a cute dragon a wolf or a wolf mutent or maybe even a wolf dragon :3. but im leaning tawords the cute dragon a bit but..i actuely reallylike wolves alot more X3 maybe you can change my mind, so im going to upload what the body structure looks like for the dragon in a few minutes because you know what a wolf looks like but i need help with the design......help please fursuit design contest!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
contest base <click link for the contest base :3
>i would preferably like natural colors
> maybe a splash of color if you can make it look really good,but mostly naturel
>i dont like pink
>i like stripes and Australian shepherd markings but not together but maybe the colors together would look cool
>if you can make it crazy colorful and look good go right ahead i may like it :3
>make it speshful
> i reeeeeeaaaaly w
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 42 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
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Donny kept running and sprinting through alleyways, making sharp turns at corners. A blood chilling scream illuminated the otherwise silent night. However, Donny continued to run until a shed appeared. In desperation, he ran in but saw something horrid. An Orange bandana was mauled and bloodied sitting on the floor. He walked in more, slowly and cautious. In the corner was a silhouette. It looked at him, its eyes blue and dark.
"M-Mikey?" he croaked out. Mikey stood up, gasping in pain. He walked in a limp over to Don, three toed and bloody footprints trailed behind him. When Mikey stepped into the light, Donny yelled and stumbled backwards. Mikey was a red and his entire body was throbbing.
"They skinned me. You didn't help me in time... why?" Donny blinked, confused.
"They have Raph, too. He probably is getting skinned too. I heard his scream." Donny's stoma
Happy New Year 2014!! :)Happy 2014 everyoneHappy New Year 2014!! :)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope it's filled with lots of happiness, love & success!
I want to thank everyone for their support and comments + 500 000 pageviews!! WOOHOO
I think we should celebrate!
Let's start this new year with a video many of you have been waiting to see:
Please do not forget to check out the great cinematographer/photographer :iconphilippemaurice: !!
Makeup & Hair by Tamsen Rae.
Hard times, and how to survive themMy wife said to me "you've got to be kinder about England when you're around the kids. They loved Derby!"Hard times, and how to survive them9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had no idea I was being so bitter - but when I thought about it I had to concede the point. And that made me start wondering why - Why did I feel so angry about the UK? What was my problem?
But here's the thing - Some 14 years ago I couldn't get any work. We had just had baby no.2, and I had done a run on 'Spawn: the Dark Ages', and had been suddenly replaced, along with the rest of the team on the book, because McFarlane wanted 'a change of direction'. And then there was literally no work. I went to NY to see DC and Marvel, but they had nothing. I pitched company after company, to no avail. I tried to get on illustration agency books, but was refused by all of them. I tried children's book publishers, Core Design, and other computer game companies. Nobody wanted me. Even Frank Frazetta criticized my art in his book 'Icon' - just to add insult to injury!
We ended up having to sel
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Black Widow VS Harley Quinn
Black Widow (Natasha) was kicking some henchmen ass in the streets of New York. The men she was fighting had one red and black clothing. She kicked the last guy in the face knocking him out when the blade of a knife was thrown at her slicing only the back of her suit revealing her purple thong. She turned to see who threw it. Harley Quinn walked around the corner of a building. Natasha was ready for anything. Harley was slow clapping. “Well, done.” Harley said. “Who are you?” Natasha asked. “Harley Quinn, at your service. Now what are you doing beating up my henchmen?” “Cleaning the streets of your filth,” Natasha replied. “Well, there’re my henchmen,” Harley said. Harley began walking slowly toward Natasha singing her hips in a sexy way. Natasha noticed Harley’s black g-string sticking out of her
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StupidFox Book is now available at the StupidFox Store!
Free StupidFox App available through iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! Soon to be available for Android as well
[Bullet; Red] Much thanks to GeekOutGamer for creating the app!
Congratulations to :iconalexiuss:&:iconmeeshkamodel: and their marriage! [Journal & Photos]
[Star!] London MCM Expo 2012
As for how MCM Expo went, it was an amazing experience! And because of the great turnout, chances are, I will be returning t
Just Because (Grojband) Chapter 2PLEASE READ THE AUTHER'S NOTE.Just Because (Grojband) Chapter 22 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
A/N: I do not own Grojband. This will be a long post okay? So get ready. This is where Laney wasn't at the garage yet. The setting will be taking place at Laney's front porch in the beginning. Corey will be playing the worried, helpful friend then right back to a dense guy okay?
They rang the doorbell of Laney's house.
"Are you sure about this Corey?" asked Kin.
"Yeah, what if she's sick and doesn't want us sick," suggested Kon.
"I'm positive! Besides I know her being sick won't stop her!" Corey said as he rang the doorbell one more time. Laney's mom opened the door.
"Why, hello boys how may I help you?" the mom said warmly.
"Hello, is Laney home?" Corey asked, getting straight to the point.
"Yes why?" she asked.
"She usually hangs out with us so, when she didn't show up Corey-I mean we got w
Hate Happy Heroes?Very simple question.Hate Happy Heroes?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you were writing a Disney movie, would it be like Hercules, or would it be like The Hunch Back of Notre-Dame? (they only 'adapted' them but you'll understand-)
Hercules is about a demi-god, who is handsome and rides rainbow-dash.His opponents are powerful and crush mountains and catch fire. He saves the day, becomes a true hero, and gets the girl. An optimistic story, full of magic and adventure- completely unrealistic.
Quazimodo has a weird name, weird face, is an outcast from society and lives in a tower. His opponent is a power-hungry-normal-person who is also a weird pervert. He saves the girl (in an odd way) and vanquishes the bad guy(his adoptive father who attacked his mother..?), doesn't get the girl, becomes a true hero, and as a reward gets to go out in public without being ridiculed by the local french medieval peasants. A pessimistic story in general, full of real-life misery and miserable implications about Quasi's mental state (the stat
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NICK JUST MADE MY SATURDAY!
Is there still hope? YES! THERE IS!
Today’s episode was a roller coaster ride! I watched with the enthusiasm of a dental drill for a root canal. I was very skeptical & teetering to the edge between cynical and gloom. I barely even wanted to watch as poor Donnie followed April through the alley, though I had to admit it was a sad chuckle on how he came off pretty much in a not very flattering light. But you have to admire his tenacity. However, my opinion for April was sinking like quicksand.
I was so close to switching off the television. Then something perked my mood. Casey! I know…Weird right? Casey was … helping April realize her mistake with the turtles. “There are things beyond our control” came to light. I even had a slight lighter opinion of Casey. He may not be sooo awful though he
Just Because (Grojband) Chapter 1A/N: I do not own Grojband. Plus I want some feedback from the story if this one didn't turn out to good I'll re-do it so feedback is important!Just Because (Grojband) Chapter 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
A small raven-haired girl slept in her bed a sleep soundlessly. Her faced glowed as the lights from the cars passing by the window. She stirred in her sleep. She whimpered as she dreamt.
She dreamt about her Best Day Ever. The day where her and Corey her friend acted lovey-dovey for the whole day! It was the greatest moments in her life! She had a picnic with him, drank a milkshake, walked on the beach, even play a little in the water as the splashed each other and laughed, they went through the tunnel of love. It was awesome! How else was she supposed to put it! Although her other friends Kin and Kon kept interrupting their day together. When Corey told them to leave she had his undivided attention it was so romantic, but when they came back to the gara
400 Nawaks:iconnawak-factory:400 Nawaks10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
the 400 Nawaks* Feature
* (the nawak is something usually unseen or simply not noticed, which hidden beauty is revealed by the photographer's vision and care.)
After 50 days of existence, 400+ nawaks in the group, please take a look at some of them :
(the most difficult having been not to select them all, sorry for the others, it doesn't mean I don't love them !)
Normandy 2013 - 71 by SUDOR m.ART.in by EintoeRn
Deep Blue Hull by ejohanne cradel rock by VisitingFahrrad The Invaders by H3ad0n
the secret of the hanger by scheinbar holes (2) by ForrestBump Book by Somebody--else
together we make it (Premium Content) by sth22art strange companion by BlauBeerKuchen The Simplicity Of Form... Black Hole by skarzynscy
First Time by alisinwonder solitude by partiallyHere finding dory by VisitingFahrrad
woerlitz I by pyros Green X-Files by skarzynscy Green Intruder by cameraflou
P1080930 by elysabet 8 by DasGhul Boxful of Winter by wchild
Energiewende by vamosver SOS by vamosver Mind Pattern by DpressedSoul
i' m open my commission nowHello!i' m open my commission now1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm open commission now
i cannot do
CURRENCY : US Dollar
Line art - $15
Full CG no BG or Character design color - $30
Commission order from Dulocracy by un4lord
Full CG with simple BG - $40
Contest Time!It's been a while since my last contest, and from the looks of it, it's high time I've done another one!Contest Time!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
For this contest you will design the pups of my characters Blue and Chill from my old Fledge comic, if you remember it (it's an eyesore, yes).
I'm thinking there will be three pups, and that's where you come in! You can design how they look and their genders (if you're feeling especially creative you can name them, although it really doesn't matter to me) and if any are a Fledge (winged wolves like Blue and his brother Thorn).
You can have all three in one shot, or you can enter each separately (for a total of three contest entries). You can draw them yourself, or you can use this nifty line art I've made just for you Wolf
Why Apriltello Can Happen...and Could!With the end of season 1 and season 2 on it's way, I've noticed all over the place that there is tension knowing that Casey Jones is coming back into the picture and was depicted in the Season 2 sneak peak (shockingly) as a "Friendly Face:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPBfHlk40xE Well, I wanted to make some pointers on why Apriltello can happen...and could!Why Apriltello Can Happen...and Could!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. "But that's beastality!"
For those who are not familiar with the term, beastality is "sexual relations between a human being and a lower animal (as defined by Merrium-Webster dictionary)." People have pointed out that, yes, the boys WERE originally turtles, and continue to have the mind frame that they are animals, and not ANTHRO, which is the correct term.
Anthro is "a prefix meaning human, humanoid, or humanlike, especially with regards to sentience (Merrium-Webster dictionary)," and is "technically, an animal that can: a) walk upright, b) talk, or talk somewhat (AKA has human vocal chords), c) has human features (i.
So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay. So I started this as an email to a fellow publisher in arms who is looking to jump into the graphic novel market, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized a lot of you out there might benefit from this information. So for anyone looking to publish stories told in sequential art, I offer the following insight...
So you want to publish a graphic novel? First the good news. There's never been a better time to do it. Printing has never been cheaper, interest in graphic novels is at an all time high, and thanks to online stores like Amazon.com publishers are no longer shackled to the narrow minded ordering habits of comic shop owners. Now the bad news, the comic industry is dead. No, let me rephrase that. The comic industry *should* be dead. Rather, it has become the monster that refuses to die. It's a rotted, bloated corpse, that's been shot thirty time, set on fire, and then shoved off a 12-story building, yet the damn thing gets
Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 65A2Matos'sAnimals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 651 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 65
Animals, Plants and Nature
Early April Cherry Blossoms
Sunrise in Paradise
Colossus - Part II
-Secrecy of autumn roads-
Why ugly duckling?
ravine is out!aaand 11 years of work finaly comes to fruition...ravine is out!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
now to walk the full 12 issue journey.
and to get it to here....whooo boy it took its steps
10 years ago this is how it looked....
and then got redrawn, changed and upgraded about 20 times, hundreds of pages discarded as i progressed
but now, it finally started. over these 4 years i have to get all twelve 160 page issues out... and the last one 200 pages
lots of work to do!
Free Art Lottery 1020 Winner!Okay, thanks for participating (and faving the journal)! This "LotteRaffleRy" was big.Free Art Lottery 1020 Winner!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The random number generator picked us "179" and someone guessed it precisely. That someone is
Congratulations. Your prize: free art picture.
The whole "fave the journal"-rule was a scientific experiment. Getting this extra-attention is nice, of course, but I think I'll keep these lotteries small and personal in the future. I don't, understandably, want someone to come in just for the lottery and free art potentiality. But we'll see...
The next sirtiefling-event should be one of them "use your creativity"-contests. So be ready.
FAQ. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Do I take commissions? Sorry, no. (I'm glad I don't need to do this for a living!) The only commission-ishy exceptions have been the times when someone has extended my premium membership. Please don't extend it and expect me to be in a commission-bondage situation with you without my permission. It will not
Just Because (Grojband) Chapter 6A/N: I do not own Grojband! If I did I would tease you guys about Corey and Laney! Going towards the haunted road for second then the gore round then the fluffy road!! Deal! <----- Be Strong!!!Just Because (Grojband) Chapter 62 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Corey heard the garage door opened showing Laney smiling big as ever. He couldn't help but smile too they locked eyes for a moment. Kin and Kon greeted her blocking her view from Corey.
"Hey!" Kon said, "We are staying for two weeks too!" Laney smile started to fade.
"Why?" she asked.
"Does it matter?" Kin asked making a strange face.
"Uh no! No it doesn't at all!" Laney said waving her hand in front of her as she made a nervous smile. No matter what happens they always end up showing when Corey and I have time to be alone, Laney thought. She let out a sigh then she finally notice the snacks and drinks.
500 points and plush keychain giveaway!! ENDEDYesterday was the deadline of my giveaway and now i would like to announce the winners!500 points and plush keychain giveaway!! ENDED2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st place: :iconHollyleaf97:
2nd place: :iconRune-Shard:
3rd place: :iconSilviaStarlight5:
4th place: :iconFantasyWhisper:
5th place: :iconjudithchen:
Congratulations for the winners!!
And if you didn't win this time don't worry i planning to hold more giveaways in the futur