this is my favorite video i ever diddon't know why, it is just weird seeing myself making a page layout XD even i have to admit my methods are a bit oddthis is my favorite video i ever did1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Scavenger Hunt Winners and PrizesThe WinnersScavenger Hunt Winners and Prizes10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to the winners of the 1000 Compliments Scavenger Hunt, who are listed below in order of finding Checkpoint #11:
Checkpoint #1: Hidden on dA Compliments Form
Checkpoint #2: Hidden on SimplySilent's page at the very bottom widget which displayed her OC.
Checkpoint #3: Hidden on dACompliments' Trea
On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
We lost one of our own...Hello fellow interns.We lost one of our own...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I come bringing sad news today. If you already haven't heard Kathryn Joosten died today from her long battle with cancer at age 72.
If you don't know who she was, she played "Mrs. Tanner" on the Scrubs episode, "My Old Lady." (Season 1 Episode 4)- returned to JD's fantasy heaven diner scene in "My First Kill" (season 4) and she appeared in the famous finale. "My Finale" (season 8)
Here are some links if you wish to watch the scenes:
My Old Lady:
My First Kill:
Famous Hallway Walk:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aekVGeBwKI4
Hopefully you are eating Flapjacks in heaven.
Everyone remember to go out there and take that picnic.
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Caption The Screenshot: May 23rdOccasionally we'll post a Screenshot/Animated Icon and you guys in the comments can caption it.Caption The Screenshot: May 23rd2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have fun! XD
Episode 2: Reincarnation of LoveBecause this episode was just... well words can't describe it.Episode 2: Reincarnation of Love1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But here's a warm- sorry, frosty welcome to Camus and Cecil!
In this episode Shining introduced Cecil, the prince of Agnopolis, the land of music who will be joining the Master Course with Camus as his senpai.
There were 2 things that caugh me off guard in this episode, mainly Camus' fabulous entrance above and Cecil's confidence.
I found myself laughing half the time because of Camus but half feeling a bit irritated? by Cecil but his silly antics made me like him in the end. His confidence and naivety most definitely were caused by his Prince status plus the fact he has lived in a desert most of his life. The other STARISH members weren't very pleased with his boldness too. Cecil was a good few inches away from stealing a kiss from Haruka, on the lips no less! But I applaud him doing what no other member has dared to do, with the exception of Ren of course.
Haruka was really cute in this episode. Anyone's gotta agree that
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
ICONS FOR RP!!!This journal is dedicated to all the plz icons used for RP. It will be updated periodically whenever I find new ones. Feel free to fav this journal.ICONS FOR RP!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Common Misconceptions: Traditional ArtFirst of all, hello! It's been almost a year since I contributed a blog post to this lovely group so I want to say hi I'm back folks! I have a lot of artsy things to share with you all that I've learned (and am still learning) so hang on tight! While I was thinking what to write as my first topic, I decided to kind of go back to the beginning as far as our thinking as artists goes in the creation process. I've come up with a short series called "Common Misconceptions" just to debunk some myths and misguided trends that are so often part of what we experience as we grow. This first "Common Misconceptions" topic will focus on traditional art.Common Misconceptions: Traditional Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional is better than digital because it takes more talent and skill
WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG. Did I say that was wrong, I'll say it again for emphasis WRONG! Like all mediums, digital art is simply different than traditional art in the same way photography is different than fi
The best early birthday present ever.So, I got home from school today and saw a package at the door and just about had a panic attack, because it was a gift from radioactiverose42, an early birthday present, and it was a surprise and I LOVE surprises.The best early birthday present ever.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I opened it and read the lovely card and made myself not open the actual present until I had finished and then when I pulled the present out, I made a lot of extremely weird noises (my sister can attest to this, she tried to calm me down).
Let me show you what this lovely, amazing girl got for me.
Yes, it is a signed picture of Frank Iero, original copy, with a Certificate of Authenticity and I'm literally dying over here. He touched it, oh my gosh.
So I'm giving a huge thank you to her and you should give her love, too. This is actually only my second MCR merch, believe it or not, and I'm just...so psyched. auuggh <3
New Doves today, yes!
Bitch, please.I got into this conversation with my friends today about gay rights and all that, and then a friend of a friend butts (pun intended) in and says, "Are you guys for or against gay rights?"Bitch, please.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all say, "For."
And he's quiet and then says, "Well, I would be for it probably if the Bible wasn't against it."
His dad's a Catholic priest (surprise surprise) so it's not like I can blame him since it was the way he was raised. But I was still like "bitch please. my grandpa is a preacher and he's for gay rights."
And he's like: "Well, the Bible says it's wrong, so it must be true."
:iconfliptableplz: YES OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE OF COURSE THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN BY GOD HIMSELF AND NOT MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE WITH MANY DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND OBVIOUSLY EVERYTHING IT SAYS IS LITERAL AND WE OUGHT TO LIVE BY IT.
AND I'M SURE GOD CARES ABOUT WHAT SEXUALITY WE ARE, BECAUSE HE'S AGAINST LOVE, RIGHT? TOTALLY, THAT TOTALLY MAKES SENSE.
But all I said was, "And where does it say that?"
XMAS Events Now Open! Secret Santa or Art Contest!:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: HARVEST MOON EVENTS :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:XMAS Events Now Open! Secret Santa or Art Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SECRET SANTA NOW OPENED
What is Secret Santa?
Secret Santa is when you make a special request through us and we send your drawing request to another artist and on Christmas Eve you a get drawing from someone in our community. It's kind of like a Art Christmas present.
All requests must be Harvest Moon related. Ocs are allowed but a known Harvest Moon character must be in the picture as well.
MUST be in color, no sketches please Make the best picture you can.
When you sign up you make a commitment to draw something for someone and have it finished before Christmas. It wouldn't be fair for you to request something and you didn't do a request in return ^_~ So make sure you can participate before you sign up.
PG-13 requests only
Start your note:
“Dear Secret Santa, I would like...
Getty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open ContentWatch depthRADIUSGetty, Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resources within the arts themselves, for study, for sheer per
The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at itBefore I start with this article, a little disclaimer. I just finished the 365 photography challenge - known as a 'photo a day' but I blogged and took more than one photo on most days, so it was that little bit more challenging. So I'm feeling pretty smug right now, that I achieved it. But I am by no means toting myself as an expert. This is just my humble advice on how to keep going when it does nothing but rain, or when you feel like giving up.The 365 Photography Challenge - How to Stick at it2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Before 2012, some weeks would pass when I wouldn't even pick up the camera, let alone think about shots, or how to compose one. Photography still excited me, but I was lacking inspiration. So on the 2nd of January last year I decided to throw everything up in the air, and let go. That is to say, I stopped being precious about the camera (because you can't when you have to take a photo a day) and I forced myself to take rubbish shots, as well as half decent ones.
Start as you mean to go. Don't over-set yoursel
Yay Hetalia Plz icons (will update):iconyayitaliaplz::iconyayspainplz::iconyayromanoplz:Yay Hetalia Plz icons (will update)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Discussion: My Chemical BromanceI do a double take when I hear about some band having a nasty fight, like when Scott Weiland was fired from Stone Temple Pilots, or when Oasis kicked Noel Gallagher out and formed a whole new band called Beady Eye. So many bands seem to merely tolerate each other, and publicly criticize each other or get into fights at the drop of a hat. I think I’ve been spoiled with MCR, because they get along so well that it seems weird when I hear about a band that doesn’t.Discussion: My Chemical Bromance11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Way brothers’ relationship in particular is pretty special. We’ve all heard the story of the popular, successful older brother and his quiet, unassuming younger sibling who spent his life living in his shadow. The Way brothers are like that: Gerard’s seen as the beloved lead vocalist with lots of artistic talent, inspirational quotes and speeches, a heartbreaking story of addiction and recovery, and a vibrant personality. Mikey’s seen as the quiet guy in the background with moderate skills
Adoptables, Writing an Artist's DescriptionA Good DescriptionAdoptables, Writing an Artist's Description2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Concerning adoption, a good description is always needed. It informs the purchaser about everything they need to know about the character and the adoption itself.
Basics of a Good Description:
Use proper grammar
A lot of deviants are *not* native english speakers and all the english they know is what they have been taught in school so try to use proper grammar. Talking and writing are not the same thing, 'your' and 'you're' do not mean the same thing and should *not* be written in the same way. Some mistakes or 'typos' can always happen, but as long as most of your writing is correct, the odd mistake is forgivable.
Unless you're a writer working on a stream of consciousness, periods and commas are not optional. (And remember that the first letter after a period is always capitalized)
No walls of text
Writing every sentence after the other without leaving spaces ever so often is
hetalia icons, plz?'Cause I've got a small obsession with hoarding them. |:hetalia icons, plz?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the News: Everything but the Kitchen SinkEvery once in a while, I take a break from snuggling my cat and get down to business bringing you, my watchers, the news that I think is interesting, awesome, or terrifyingly upsetting. So. Enjoy?In the News: Everything but the Kitchen Sink1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Pope Benedict is resigning at the end of February due to "advanced age" and deteriorating health. A pope esigning is not completely unheard of, however he'll be the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. Hooray?
You probably recall a woman by the name of Helen Ukpabio - the Nigerian founder and head of the African Evangelical group Liberty Foundation Gospel Ministries. She, along with other spastic evangelicals in Africa, believe that witchcraft is a real and terrifying thing that children can fall prey to. From one of her novels:
"If a child under the age of two scr
Hayao Miyazaki ContestContest RulesHayao Miyazaki Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Only members of ARTISTICANIMANGA may participate. No watchers, affiliates, or non-members may participate.
All contest entries must be made specifically for this contest. This means you cannot submit a deviation that was made before this contest was announced. Your entry must be dated on or after the start date of the contest (May 28th, 2013).
You can submit a maximum of two (2) entries, but you can only win once.
All contest entries must have the group icon in the artist's comment area.
Your entry cannot break our group rules. This include our list of what our group finds not acceptable.
Collaborations are perfectly acceptable. Just make sure you have the collaborated work in your own gallery otherwise it may get declined under the assumption it is not your work. How the prizes are split between
Anime Plz Section Naruto [Shippuden] -------------------------------- [Here]Anime Plz Section2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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300 Points Giveaway Raffle (CLOSED)!300 Points Giveaway Raffle (CLOSED)!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
arisume ^^ Congrats! You win 300 points (:
I may be doing a 1000 points giveaway once I reach 1000 watchers which I believe is along while away ^^ Thanks to all supporters ! I love you all so much (:
300 Points Giveaway!
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I have finally reached +300 watchers!
So, I thought I'd just give a little bit back to the community by returning the favor to one lucky person!
I will be using random . org to get the number! (Will post screen shots)
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1. Must be a watcher. I am doing this for my watchers so I can give back to them what they give to me; hope.
2. Must favourite this journal. That will give you your number in the raffle.
3. May post a journal advertising this one. Post a comment with the link to your journal if you make one. ^^ (You don't have to!)
4. DON'T make alternate accounts. If I find