Slowly, So Slowly A muffled cry took Zander from his book. He looked around wildly, and was on his feet in an instant when he heard a louder scream. A scream that sounded like his name. A scream that came from Aida's cabin. Maybe it wasn't practical for him to go to her, when Sky and Jace were both nearer, but he had never before been practical when Aida was concerned. He was out on the deck in a flash, the light in his cabin still on and the door swinging on its hinges because he didn't bother to shut it. Nothing in there held higher value to him than Aida's wellbeing.Slowly, So Slowly1 year ago in Personal More Like This
No one else had gone to her cabin. He rapped quickly on the door, praying something terrible hadn't happened.
"Aida?" he said hesitantly. "Did you just call me?"
She muttered something to herself from the inside, and then padded on bare feet—shoes made a very different sound—to throw her door open. Her eyes when they looked up at him were stra
What Are Original Characters?What are original characters?What Are Original Characters?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone! Today we are going to go over the concept of "What is an original character" and this is actually part one of a two part news article series. The second article will be released at a later date.
What do original characters have to do with the Manga/Anime gallery here on deviantART? Well just about everything. The Manga/Anime gallery is designed for original characters only, and by original, I mean original. Here is an example of what I mean...
Drawings of characters submitted into the Manga/Anime gallery can only be your ownThe drawings of characters need to be from your own universe.If the character you are drawing is placed into another "existing universe" such as Pokemon or Naruto, they do not belong in Manga/Anime, instead they belong in fanart.Your own character, your own world, your own creation, then it can go into the Manga/Anime gallery
If anyone is still confused by that, I can show you some visuals using my character
DeviantArt for DummiesI am writing this guide for new members or anyone who has questions about deviantART and its members. Please comment if something doesn't make sense or if you need help! Please note, this is NOT a guide to everything on deviantART, just some stuff I thought was worth talking about.DeviantArt for Dummies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a "plz" account?
A "plz" account is a deviantART account where the avatar is an emote that you can use in your journals, comments, etc.
How do you use them?
To use them, write :icon(thenameoftheaccount):
An example is :iconsupertighthugplz: which is written as :icon supertighthug plz: (minus the spaces)
Some popular accounts are:
To get the account name, roll your mouse over the image and copy the text you see beginning with an :icon and ending in a :.
Quick lesson in dA
Ascension 2, Sec 1 Welcome to Hell. Population, me.Ascension 2, Sec 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Days. Weeks. Months. How long had it been? I didn't know anymore. When your nightmares were all the same, when every day involved the same horrible, useless task, time became…irrelevant. My hands were still scarred from shifting away the rubble of a ruined castle, searching for something, anything, that would tell me she was alive. That against all logic, she wasn't dead. In all that time, I was alone. Tillie, Sky and Jace all searched at my side, but I was by myself. Nobody could reach me past the wall I'd constructed around myself, the wall that had been put up to keep me from burning everything in a ten-mile radius. Those scars on my hands, those earned while searching in vain for her, I refused to heal. I wanted to forget, but at the same time, I wanted to remember. I wanted to remind myself everyday of how I had failed myself, and how I had failed her.
Commissions Chibi (no backgrounds) $5Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
+$3 for extra characters
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Shoulders up $12
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Half body $15
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Full body $18
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Couple/two characters shoulders up $20
bruise pristine by CarrotCakeBandit Flower Flurry by CarrotCakeBandit
+7 for extra characters
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Couple/two characters half body $28
after the storm by CarrotCakeBandit Happy New Year by CarrotCakeBandit The Fabulous Bending Brothers by CarrotCakeBandit
+$9 for extra characters
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Couple/two characters full body $35
Sayuri and Hitsugaya by CarrotCakeBandit omoide by CarrotCakeBandit we're all mad here. by CarrotCakeBandit
+$12 for extra characters
So there they are~! If you have any questions, let me know! I'm gonna be posting my latest tumblr commissions and remaining dA commishys over the weekend and the rest of the week so sorry if I spam! D: Peeps I owe commissi
Contest 23 - Historical DisneyContest 23 - Historical Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are...
In the Judge's Section:
Chosen by :iconmistytang::iconzimeta::iconshoomlah:
Give me your voice by Khioora
What the judges were saying: "Khioora's piece definitely jumped out at me when I was first browsing through the entries- it's a striking illustration, granted, but I was also taken with the integration of both 1830's fashion, and Romantic period portrayals of mermaids with more delineated legs. I'm not a huge fan of fashion in the 1830's, but I'll be the first to admit that it's a blast to draw; I think Khioora did a great job of capturing the so-called "Waist and Extravagance" of the period with both her characters' overall silhouette, and her general detailing of the costume. Great stuff!"~ shoomlah
!!!Winners announced!!!UPDATE: WINNERS ARE CHOSEN!!!!Winners announced!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally I've chosen the winners xDD
Aaand here they are:
15 USD via Paypal or 1200 points by me COGlTO
Icon in any style by me COGlTO
Pagedoll by me COGlTO
Pagedoll by awesome Elliren
Pagedoll by hisagiku
Pagedoll by G-Awi
Icon by mokru
Icon by xx-tsuna-xx
Chibi by Moofen
Chibi by Muffin-Doll
Pixel icon by SoulKillur
Pagedoll and icon from Liliire
Digital drawing by Deer-Head
Watch and llama from :devOrzephl
Toki Buni Contest!★★!!TOKI BUNI CONTEST!!★★Toki Buni Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yay another competition for you all. The last time I did a big competition was years ago, which is crazy!
So I want to create a new competition for you all to enter ;w; Its going to be fun!!!
Below are all the details you need to know, I have tried to keep them as brief as possible for you ^^ no one likes endless text >u<
Inspired by the lovely Kimmymanga's competition ( Whos contest details are here http://kimmymanga.deviantart.com/journal/Umi-outfit-design-competition-DEADLINE-EXTENDED-318960772 ) I have decided to create a contest where you are to design an outfit for the first OC I ever created... Kasumi!
DEADLINE IS 10th of MAY
★ Draw my OC Kasumi and dress her in a design of outfit you think would suit her personality best
★ The winner of the competition will be the best drawn, and best designed outfit! Draw her in anything, be as creative as
Our journey to a better self--Contest/MotivationPlease refer to this journal now:Our journey to a better self--Contest/Motivation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have you ever felt not good enough? Not skinny enough? Do you look at other people in envy, wishing you looked as good as them? Are you never happy with how you look, physically? Do you jump on that scale and ever dread the number that will pop up in front of you?
Well, let's change that! :iconhontoplz:
Members who are committed to losing/gaining weight:
You are capable of losing weight, or gaining weight, feeling strong and being healthy. You are good enough! Weight does not define who you are as a person. It may affec
Writing Tournament 2013 ~ Round ICome one and come all, raise your pen take part in this grand literary battle! There are subscriptions, points, and more to be won! You all have until February 19th to enter.Writing Tournament 2013 ~ Round I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The time is nigh for the Third Annual Writers--club Literature Tournament!
This is a tournament for all writers welcoming prose and poetry! It will be a grand competition spanning three rounds of literary challenge! First of all, you must be willing to write for each of the rounds over the coming months.
There will be judging at the end of each round and those who progress to the next round will have to write a new piece for the next round's theme. A new participants list with the surviving writers will be released upon the announcement of the new round.
To sign up, join the group as a member and add this blog entry to your favorites. From there, feel free to submit your entry to the Tournament Round 1 Folder.
Round I Theme: Immin
FREE COMMISSION GIVEAWAY !! (LAST DAY !!!!)FREE COMMISSION GIVEAWAY !! (LAST DAY !!!!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
help me with this weekly give away ends 25 febplease fav this journal to share it with every deviant!help me with this weekly give away ends 25 feb2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away
but guys I really need help to continue with my project
help me out by donating points at Tsuki-SoraRuki
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SAY NO TO FREE ARTEvery day, there are more and more posts on here seeking "artists" for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs. More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.SAY NO TO FREE ART7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But what they're NOT doing, unfortunately, is realizing how rare someone with these particular talents can be.
To those who are "seeking artists", let me ask you; How many people do you know, personally, with the talent and skill to perform the services you need? A dozen? Five? One? none?
More than likely, you don't know any. Otherwise, you wouldn't be posting on here to find them.
And this is not really a surprise.
In this country, there are almost twice as many neurosurgeons as there are professional illustrators. There are eleven times as many certified mechanics. There are SEVENTY times as many people in the IT field.
So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for free? Woul
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist?3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
My Deviantart StoryFeature time! I'm gonna show a bit of my personal inspirations in this long journey of self improvement and motivation ;v;My Deviantart Story4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
water wings by SARANAJiWaiting for Spring by SidharthChaturvedi
Zephel Bana Gel by felixavenierCount Tristan Tailor by WhiteFoxCubSpookyuuuh by gentletreesDune - St Alia of the Knife by GorremSummoning Sage by tiamatBlack Goldfish by SelenadaGiantking by GrobelskiMother of Madness by tstnUntitled-22 by aditya777
Death On Two Legs by MatiaziHakka no Togame by luleiyaDistant chanting - redone by HeilyAensGolden Night by N-Maulina
The Long Path by LaughingAstaraeluntitled by batteryliMotherland Chronicles #37 - braid II by tobieeSisters in the Moonlight by Aledin
Curufin's Oath by Venlian
Policy StatementThis is ridiculous to me, but I guess to be 100% fair to all who visit this page, I ought to post this statement up front:Policy Statement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have made it clear from the outset that I am simply not interested in arguing with people with opposing views over the internet. To disregard that request is, in my view, trollish behavior. "Discussion" is a waste of my time. Every minute I spend "arguing" with someone (who has not arguments, but rather, beliefs) is a minute spent away from poastering, sending emails, making phone calls, trying to raise a little money, and other useful things to advance Occupy/Anon/anti-SOPA, and other progressive movements.
If someone wants to discuss on this page how to advance the goals of Occupy, Anon, anti-SOPA, pro-women, 'green,' etc., or, how to make these poasters more effective (including suggestions and requests), they will be welcomed and their comments will receive a courteous reply. If people want to exchange friendly, admiring, helpful, or even flirtatio
Do you want to make your own 3D Anime models?Just trying to help the people that want to make stuff in 3d but are confused on where to start fromDo you want to make your own 3D Anime models?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3d modeling program (Free) (Let me know if you know of anymore free modeling programs)
Please ._. TRY to make your OWN models from nothing if you pick Daz as your program of choice
Don't Have Photo Shop to texture your Models? (Free):
Tutorials to get you Started (Blender) (Free):
i recommend Looking at this one first:
Get started with blender
This seams to be most peoples problem with learning blender " Hot keys " so i put this new link in, this is old but should still help you. Blender Keyboa
Second Contest (23 Contestants) - FinishedVotingSecond Contest (23 Contestants) - Finished3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can vote from now (March 3rd) until the end of March 10th.
To vote, send a note to the group with the title and artist of your three favourite entries listed like the follwing:
1. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 3 points)
2. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 2 points)
3. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 1 point)
Only members of the group can vote.
You can't vote for yourself.
No advertising for votes anywhere.
Submissions are closed. All of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below. (If any links do not work, please let me know.) Information about the voting will be added here tomorrow.
There's only a few days left of the contest now, so to all of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below.
For those of you who intend to submit
Shingeki no KyojinOh my God, you guys. I need to share my current addiction with you. Shingeki no Kyojin (literally, 'Advancing Giants', but translated into English as "Attack on Titan") is without a doubt the most amazing anime series I've seen all year. It's only 11 episodes in, so I can't vouch for how well it'll turn out, but so far it is spellbinding. The story is set in a world where the remnants of the human population live inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the sudden appearance of the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story centers around the life of Eren Jäger and his bff/stalwart protector/foster sis/possible secret admirer Mikasa Ackerman, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a colossal Titan brings about the destruction of their home and the death of Eren's mother.Shingeki no Kyojin1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ah man. Everything about this anime is just so BIG - the theme song, the scale of the conflict, the stakes of losing, the way cool fighting style
Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.As an artist, you probably will be approached by various people over time. Some may be looking for commissions, others will most likely be looking for free art.Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some handy resources concerning the "free art"-people. First of all, there's this handy flowchart called "Should I Work For Free?.
If they say they'll pay you with:
-Eventual cut of the profit when profits are made
-No pay, since artists "shouldn't be sell-outs, but draw for fun"
Then run for the hills and get away as fast as you can.
Because if it's for a game, a comic or another for-profit project, the most normal response should be "Fuck you. Pay me." (worded politer, though that goes without saying).
Spec-work? -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We don't have the budget for 20 sprite-sheets, but we'll sell this game and your name will be in the credits!" -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We need 10 sprites / full paintings by tomorrow,
Reverse Nice Guy SyndromeI'm just going to dub it "Reverse Nice Guy Syndrome" for now because I don't know if there's a proper title for it, but I've noticed that there's a peculiar little bug that hits various people (although certainly not limited to "guys") that causes them to genuinely believe other people (or certain individuals) "owe" them attraction. In short, it's basically like "Nice Guy" syndrome in that it involves a feeling of self-entitlement, but in this case it can sometimes be a somewhat backwards attempt at empowerment in that the "syndrome" causes people to believe that if another person does not feel attracted to them, physically or otherwise, it is automatically the other person's fault entirely, and they are labelled as "shallow" (or an asshole, jerk, bitch, haughty, etc.) simply because they do not have an attraction to or possess a desire to sleep with the "deserving" individual. Like the "Nice Guy," the person always feels like they are the victim in the situation, and in many cases isReverse Nice Guy Syndrome2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest 18 - Spitfire Mother's Day ContestContest 18 - Spitfire Mother's Day Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the winners are....
In the Judge's Section:
We loved the creativity of having Chip filled with water and flowers for his mama.
Quite a unique choice of characters, too! No on else thought of Mrs. Potts and Chip! Very cute!
What's a Disney contest without a little villainy?
We love that the artist used her own style! Absolutely adorable.
One of the most creative entries is RaltheCommentator's, which depicts Lillian Disney (Walt's wife)
as the mother of Mickey and Oswald. She's hardly ever depicted even though she gave a very important
thing to Mickey Mouse when he was being created.... his name! Very lovely image!
In the Popular Vote Section:
Zuko's mom, we might learn where she is!Yes that title is indeed correct, Zuko’s mother is finally going to be answered. Via a comic as most of us expected.Zuko's mom, we might learn where she is!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now bullet points of info from the interview.
There will be some “supernatural” IE spiritual events here
Some of the political situation from The Promise will continue here
The Search focuses mainly on Zuko and Azula, Aang and co will be present, but the royal siblings drive the story.
Zuko will continue to adapt to his role as Fire Lord
The Search takes place immediately after The Promise ends
Gene Yang and Team Gurihiru remain as the creative team
We will see how Azula’s stay in the mental institution has affected her
Katara and Aang’s relationship will develop more, but will be a very minor aspect of the story
Toph also only plays a minor role
So many questions, so many the same!::wavewave:: Hello, people!So many questions, so many the same!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thank you all so much this is unbelievable oh my god I don't even know what to do with all this admiration I am just falling down all of it and the love pile just does not stop from getting taller! I am really, really, REALLY honored that my Little Sollux grub was so well-received!
^(entirely heartfelt words there, folks!)
::le sigh:: You don't even KNOW how much I was gonna crap a major organ when my tumblr and dA accounts just exploded all of a sudden! I'm not used to that much attention...
I really am very sorry if I still haven't answered your questions/comments, but I'm pretty much about to answer the questions right now. I tend to prioritize providing useful answers and get back to profusely thanking people afterward.
Here are the answers to questions I keep getting (many of them apply to different types of dolls, although sometimes I will use different techniques if I want different effects):
Do you have a pattern for the Sollux Grub