Amigurumi ResourcesHere is a list of crochet resources for beginning level amigurumi makers. So if you've just started or are thinking about starting this journal and go through the links at your leisure! Note: this isn't a list of everything, just the ones I think are the most helpful.Amigurumi Resources5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Planet June is a very popular place for tutorials and simple, beginner amigurumi patterns
Arm KnittingThis latest craze is all over craft blogs, pinterest, etc. Have you seen it yet? Tried it??Arm Knitting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you love the look of those chunky, bulky textured scarves and cowls, this is definitely something you'll want to try!
I've read you can finish a project like this in 30 minutes!
Here are some links to articles/tutorials and videos if you want to learn. Let us know if you try it!
BlogHer by Vickie Howell
January ChallengeBlueJanuary Challenge1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This month we are using the color blue for our inspiration! The bluer the better! Any shade, any type of project, made mostly with blue yarn will be acceptable for this Challenge!
The Monthly Challenge is not a contest.
It's just a way to encourage inspiration (and use up some of that yarn stash!).
Only work created during the Challenge month is accepted (new submissions only).
A new folder will be provided for you to submit your work into. Please make sure to add your work to the Challenge folder so it can stand out!
All Challenge entries will receive a llama and a feature in my jounal at the end of the month.
You can read our Contest and Challenge FAQ here http://fav.me/d5q11vn
Last month's Challenge Fe
February ContestComicsFebruary Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For this contest we are looking for any reference to comic strips, comic books or graphic novels. You might choose to pick your favorite character and represent them in a creative way or you might be inspired by a certain comic artist's style or color palette. ANY type of project you can think of that represents a comic theme is acceptable, but it will be especially helpful to the judges if you explain your inspiration in your description.
Check out these links:
Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_book
Comic Book Resources- http://www.comicbookresources.com/
Only knit and crochet work is accepted.
November Contest LeavesNovember Contest4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For this contest we are looking for leaves! Any season, color or shape, any way leaves inspire your creativity, you can enter it for this contest. There are so many different types of projects that incorporate leaf designs, just head over to Ravelry and type "leaf" or "leaves" in the pattern search and you'll get hundreds if not, thousands of ideas! Don't forget it's helpful to explain your inspiration in your description and it's ok to use a pattern as long as you give the appropriate credits in your description.
Only knit and crochet work is accepted. ANY type of projects are acceptable for
PE DDs: When It's Not Always PositiveWhen DDs Go AwryPE DDs: When It's Not Always Positive3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Daily Deviations, or “DDs,” are frequently held in very high esteem on deviantART. After all, what artist does not want his or her work displayed for more than 20 million viewers to see and admire? The benefits of receiving a DD feature include increased exposure for your work and a day in the spotlight for you as an artist. Many people therefore view DDs as badges of honor, awards that make them proud and validate the time they spend in our community.
Be careful what you wish for!
Don’t get us wrong-- DDs are wonderful for the purposes listed above. But, they can also bring a lot of drama upon the artist, especially if they are controversial.
Let’s talk about some of the sources of this drama.
Some people feel that people who post art-- and especially those whose art is worthy of a Daily Deviation-- should have thick enough skin to accept criticism as well as praise. They argue that criticism is part
Digitally Delicious: Nov 10thDigitally Delicious: Nov 10th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fish with flower by masha88
Idea by ah-bao
The Observatory by ImaginateArtwork
chen yao by jjlovely
The Moon Pool by goldfishkang
keeper of the Emperor by RedreevGeorge
Stevie's home by yakonusuke
Satyr02 by HasaBattle
1000 Watcher Giveaway! [CLOSED]EDIT 2: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY MORE ENTRIES! THANK YOU!1000 Watcher Giveaway! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I will not be replying to your comments/questions directly on here since I don't want to mess up the count when I do the random drawing =]. Thanks ahead of time for the congrats!
I have reached 1000 watchers and I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support! When I first started positing works on dA, it was mostly just as a hobby/photo journal for myself and it is very encouraging to see so many of you liking my art =].
To show my thanks, I'd like to do another giveaway! Again, many of you have said you'd like to try your hand at making clay miniatures, so the following shall be the prize:
- 5 blocks of clay (black, white, blue, red, yellow)
- 1 xacto knife
- 3 miniature glass bottles with corks
- 3 miniature plates
- A baggy of misc. items: some flat toothpicks*, some sl
Spotlight Features - Volume 8A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
A month ago, I posted a poll asking my watchers/visitors to show me 3 artists they felt could use more love. They *were* allowed to pick themselves, too. Anyhow, the response was so large that I have to break the feature into two parts. To see the original poll, click here.
Suggested by: MysteryKittenThe1st
Soft Shade Commissions openSoft Shade Commissions open3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions Status: Open (u‿U✿)
If interested please send me a note and read through everything. Thank you!
Completely Digital Commission Examples:
• Chibi: $10 (+ $5 for additional character)
• Bust up: $15 (+ $7 for additional character)
• Waist Up: $20 (+ $10 for additional character)
• Full body: $30 (+ $15 for additional character)
• Background: +$10-20 depending on complexity
• Animals: +$5-10 depending on complexity
I will do: Original Characters, Fan Characters, shounen/shoujo ai (nothing explicit)
I will not do: R18, mature content
Please just ask and I will let you know
•Type: (full body, half body etc)
• Description and references: (please keep short and to the point.
Emoticon Community #16 Breaking Emoticon NewsEmoticon Community #162 years ago in Personal More Like This
NaNoEmo has begun, but there's still time to join! Go here for more information!
In other news, the November competitions have started!
November ECC Deadline: November 30th
This month will see your ECC go shopping in its favourite place!
November EMTC Deadline: November 29th
This month's theme is a feast for the eyes and the stomach; it's food!
November Opus Deadline: November 30th
Time for your emotes to get peppy...wait, no, bubbly, in this month's Opus!
And here are the results for the October competitions:
New Sailor Moon Artbook in 2013In case you've missed the social media explosion in the last half hour, Kodansha just announced they are doing a world wide release of a new Sailormoon artbook next year. Here's the official post.New Sailor Moon Artbook in 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The Sailor Moon Art Book will be released in The
United States, Japan, and five other countries simultaneously. Each
country’s edition will be a trade paperback with dust jacket, in full
color, and will have original, special bonus material. The trim size and
page count will be identical for all seven releases."They said that it will include both old art from the original artbooks as well as new, unreleased stuff.
SO EXCITED. :iconusagilaplz: I had no idea this weekend would be SO EXCITING!
An Interview with 3wylAn Interview with 3wyl2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Community Week :iconVertigoArt:
A look inside one of the many minds that help make deviantArt what it is.
Interview with 3wyl
An Interview by VertigoArt
VertigoArt: Thank you for taking the time to talk to me Elaine. Can you tell me when and why you joined deviantART?
3wyl: It is entirely my pleasure. I have to thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed; I am very much honoured.
I joined deviantART in 2007 purely for curiosity's sake. I remember that I was an intense lurker before joining, but I took the leap and made an account...only to leave a few months after.
I won't go into why I left, but I joined again at the beginning of 2009 because I missed it here. I missed what it was like, but, mostly,
Kitty Gifs - Part (1)This kitty gif blog is getting too HUGE and some gifs are taking too long to load.Kitty Gifs - Part (1)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has been suggested that the number of gifs be limited to 20 per blog ...
To use any of these as your webcam pic on your page ...
... just right-click on the gif,
... click on the "Properties" option in the pull-down screen,
... copy + paste the URL address shown into
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 18 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:Spreading the dA Love: Volume 182 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
Sailor Moon Contest! FAN FAVORITE WINNER !!And by popular request... your fan favorite winner is:Sailor Moon Contest! FAN FAVORITE WINNER !!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congrats :iconsailor-serenity: !!!
YOU WIN: (Please note the donators with what your request is )
One character, colored Chibi from: Sugar-Senshi
Chibi Drawing from: iLantiis
Two Character Chibi Art from: MarchKitty
Please vote for your fan favorite here:
POLL 1: http://marshmallowsquishy.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3109238/
POLL 2: http://marshmallowsquishy.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3109242/
YOU GUYS. HAVE. NO. IDEA. HOW. FREAKIN. HARD. THIS . WAS. I loved all the entries you fellas submitted!! So many entries were at my top for favorites, it was just silly. SERIOUSLY, I had to consult five different people(My D&D crew) just to help me put some entries above the others. Then after that was established I had A REALLY hard time giving 1st, 2nd and 3rd to only three AND THEN WHAT ORDER?! Usually I have a hard time because I love all the entries to my contests but I distinctive
Commission Information and Pricing(I am totally recycling an old journal for this. ;D )Commission Information and Pricing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello! Here is my commission information!
I know the prices might seem a bit "high" to some of you, but the price is due to time spent on each piece. Since I paint my sculptures, it takes that much longer to finish, as I cannot whip out a sculpture in 15 minutes like some colored clay users. Thank you for understanding.
Please send a note, if you are wanting a commission!
In said note, please detail what you are wanting. If you are wanting me to make something of your own creation, please send reference pictures with the note.
For dragons, please specify if you want specific colors or themes, or if you want it to be left up to me. You can also choose what sort of stone you would want your dragon to be placed on, if even at least the color of it.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Keep in mind, prices go up with detail. Within Reason.
"People" Charms $25 USD
Charms made of characters, be it ones
Respect on deviantARTWhat is Respect?Respect on deviantART2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Respect, in a nutshell, is "to show regard or consideration for." (per Dictionary.com)
You can show respect when arguing with or disagreeing with someone. It is simply giving another person consideration for their thoughts and opinions. While you may not always agree with everyone you meet, that doesn't mean you can simply trample over all of their thoughts and opinions without regard for their feelings, experiences, knowledge, etc. But it also doesn't mean you have to agree with them.
Take time out to BREATH before commenting on something. If it upsets you and you feel the need to curse at or belittle a person (or their work or rights), stop yourself and ask if you would feel okay if someone did the same to you. Chances are, if you wouldn't want to receive a comment or reply like that, you shouldn't leave it in the first place.
Harry Potter Stamp CollectionThe TrioHarry Potter Stamp Collection4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Teachers, Students and Hogwarts Stuff
Severus Snape Stamp by L3xil3in Minerva McGonagall Animagus by L3xil3in Severus Snape Stamp by L3xil3in Dolores Umbridge Stamp by L3xil3in Gilderoy Lockhart Stamp by L3xil3in
After all this time? by L3xil3in
Snape and Ron Stamp by L3xil3in
Fred and George Weasley Stamp by L3xil3in Luna Lovegood Stamp by L3xil3in Draco and Harry Stamp by L3xil3in Shut up by L3xil3in
Animals and Patroni
Severus Snape's Patronus Stamp by L3xil3in Fawkes Stamp by L3xil3in
Magic will never end by L3xil3in Lovegoods Stamp by L3xil3in Heros by L3xil3in Not my daughter! by L3xil3in:
Do you have questions concerning photography?This journal is a question-and-answer journal.Do you have questions concerning photography?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You can ask questions, and I will answer them as good as I can.
I am sure this will help the beginners of you somehow.
I will post the already asked questions here and update the journal regularly, so that you can also read the answers to other deviant's questions. Just click on the questions, and you will be able to see the answer.
You may also ask several questions.
And now: GO!
Already asked questions that may interest you (I will only list questions that do not have to do with my personal experience like "What is your best photo?"):
How do you get the star bokeh like in http://fav.me/d5p3f7b ?
What are your helping tools? (locatio