Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to write a novel. Plotting (you make an outline, a plan, a roadmap if you will, and then you sit down and write it) and pantsing (you write "by the seat of your pants, throwing caution to the wind). So when I get asked if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I'm all like er, uh, hold on, let me? Pantser? I think? But I kind of, um, do planny things?
And it gets kind of awkward because in these inarticulate moments I have managed to confuse everyone including myself. And probably spilled a drink.
In recent discussions, however, I've had a bit of a revelation, silly as it is. I've realized that I -- like many writers -- am a plotter/pantser hybrid. And perhaps what I'm doing is something we could call Pantsing Responsibly. And, maybe, just maybe, I could share some of my responsible pantsing tips with other writers. Starting with paper notebooks.
Anyone can find a notebook. If there isn't alread
Thursday: Become a superhero!Your entries for the Random Phrase Art Creation contest were not only randomtastic, but amazingly created and perfectly representative of your phrases! Thank you to everyone who participated and I hope you had fun exploring the world of random.Thursday: Become a superhero!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Below are our top three winners who embraced this challenge with skill, creativity, and just the right amount of random. Congratulations!
Longest Lunch by jankolas
xrayaway by annacuamic
Kidney Plushie by JuliaGraceArts
And congratulations to our honorable mentions!
1000 Point Giveaway (Closed! +change of win date!)\all the points man1000 Point Giveaway (Closed! +change of win date!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: Hey guys! So as of right now this giveaway is closed!!! Thank you to EVERYONE who has participated! I appoligize to those of you who didn't get numbers but rules are rules ;u; So! Instead of tomorrow (who knows when I'll pull my laptop back out of my backpack) I will be streaming the Winning number in a few minutes or so! so if you care to watch feel free to come and do so!
and with that my next journal will be the winners!
So according to my latest poll Y'all seem interested in a Give away!
The Break Down
- There will be two winners!
- The first will win 1000 and a custom adoptable!
- The second will win 300
I will be using a random number generator! When commenting you have to include the word "butt" in your comment or else it will not be counted! ( no going back either C: )
Once you comment and follow the rules I will give you your number~
- Must favorite this journal!
- You must make a new jou
Shanghai NOEspecially for beginners it can be really hard to say "No". Sometimes you get a job offer with the tiny problem of microscopic payment (if any payment at all) or you are already IN a project and get tons of change requests and end up with an hourly rate that makes you weep. And mostly not in enjoyment.Shanghai NO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or you get the puppy-eye look for "a favour" and in the end you end up doing things you didn't really want and spending weeks of your free time on it. And it leaves a sour aftertaste because you think "Dang, why didn't I...?"
Yes... why haven't you?
I have to admit the "we need ten million changes" problem is still a problem I face mostly on a daily base. It's okay if you get payed for it. Gods, I'll do a million changes if it gets payed and if these changes are reasonable. :iconengelszorn: and I experienced such a "we need changes" problem and in the end it was a mixture of fine negotiation, making a lot of compromises and doing (bearable) changes. But within boundaries. Because you rea
Chasing Spirits is AMAZING!I got Nick Groff's book, "Chasing Spirits: The Building of the Ghost Adventures Crew".Chasing Spirits is AMAZING!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting this book...and I only read 4 chapters so far. I'll post a review for my GAC family and Nick himself once I finish it, I'll make you laugh and cry from what I have to say.
I won't reveal too much because I want you all to experience Nick's story, you won't be disappointed I promise you that.
In other news, I called into Dead Air Radio on BlogTalkRadio last week when Jeff Belanger was a special guest. I mentioned I met him before in January at the Shanley Hotel, and my "I can handle the lockdown" shirt. He remembers me!!! Gittiness aside, I asked him about any advice researching history behind haunted locations and his response was awesome. (I'll post those details in the near future) And Nick himself will be on that show on Oct. 12th and if they discuss his book, I'll have a lot to say.
(Reposting this part because I really need feedback. And those who posted on the last
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
I just want to tell this story.This is really long and really personal, so I don't expect anyone to read this.I just want to tell this story.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want to make December 28th a big deal for myself. I don't want to make any more tribute art or cry in my room or post any pictures of him. I'm done with that. But I feel it is imperative that I at least openly reflect on how big of an impact he made on my life for once, and I feel that now is an appropriate time.
Of course, like everyone, Jimmy's death took a toll on me when it happened. I'd been listening to Avenged Sevenfold's music since right before the self-titled album came out, and though I never paid too much attention to the members when I first started enjoying their music, I spent a very long time grief-stricken because he was always the one I liked the most. It took me a couple of months for the realization to really hit me that the "funny-looking quirky drummer guy that does those great voices and was the brains behind all my favorite songs" was gone completely, and I became even more u
Art from My Stock 1st Quarter FeatureHiya Darlings,Art from My Stock 1st Quarter Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's time to get back to happier things. Nothing makes me happier than getting a notification of stock use. I don't care if it's beginner, intermediate, or advanced. I love it all! You are a constant source of inspiration and joy to me. This is the entire reason why I do this, and why I choose to remain. The artists listed below followed my stock guidelines and created some beautiful art. As a thank you gift, I would like you to choose one item from my Exclusive Stock Gallery: http://celticstrm-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/30823192 (excluding the Premade Book Cover.) I appreciate you all so much! If you are listed below, just send me a note or comment on this journal with a link to the item of your choice. I'll send you a note with the link to the download shortly. Now, on to the feature!
Art In The Alley by rgmendes:thumb
The Levels of Internet Trolls - An Endler StudyIn which I, for the hell of it, look through the series of different internet trolls, from when they're hated to the point where they're merely humorous to those around them. For complete shits and giggles. And if you do actually take this seriously, you belong on the moon.The Levels of Internet Trolls - An Endler Study3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Level 1: The Adequate Troll
This particular species of troll is the only one that actually shows to have brain cells lodged up in that space between their ears. Unlike their brethren, they do not use memes or associate with anything of what people often think of when they think of the common internet troll. No, these people actually use sensible wit to drive people into corners while sharing an argument, all the while intentionally trying to leave the other user pissed off.
They are quiet, more subdued, but sometimes pluck off the 'attention whore' tendency of those below them. If on Deviantart, they might dedicate their entire gallery to merely making stamps that will undoubtedly piss people off, knowing th
Some sad news about wolves (?) and PHOTOS of themHi!Some sad news about wolves (?) and PHOTOS of them4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I must say I am a bit nervous I visited ZOO Brno few times in last few weeks and I see that one of three oldest pack members is not fluffy yet ZOO Brno's oldest wolves are Atila (male) and Alex and Clair (females, sisters). Arctic wolves live only some 7 years in the wild, but can have much longer life in ZOOs. But while Atila still looks nice and fluffy, both females look somehow... "used" this year maybe it is because they gave birth to so many pups and they also used to have some fight (at least one serious two years ago). When you look at their faces, they start to remind of those photos of very very old wolves you can see here on dA and one of the females (I do not which one of them is Alex or Clair) starts to lose fur, her back and hips are moulted
Last time I was watching wolves, ZOO guide came, saying "Do you see that moulted wolf there? It is one of our breeding females. Poor one "u to má asi za sebou"." Saying "u to mít za se
Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyrightToday, a DD was awarded to a nice acrylic painting (below left) which was painted from my photo (below right) -Art theft is not a crime - say NO to copyright3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just about the only thing I don't like about is the strong cyan tint, which seems to be more associated with the photo of the painting rather than then painting itself. Overall it's definitely one of the best derivative works I've yet to see based on my photos. I really enjoyed exploring how all the little details differed between the two.
Rpriet1 did not ask for my permission, or inform me of using my photo. A DA gallery moderator just messaged to ask whether I would like the deviation removed, and the DD revoked. I think most artists who've had their work "stolen" would be outraged, but for me the answer was a very unambiguous no. This is a complicated issue, and I think that the vast majority of the readers will disagree with me at this point, so let me explain my position carefully.
The concept of intellectual property, the way it ex
F and F Event RESULTS AND FEATURES!Hi, everyone!F and F Event RESULTS AND FEATURES!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
After a week of browsing and checking the amazing galleries of all our participants, we are happy to announce that we are finished and ready to present the winners of the F&F Event! This blog will also showcase some very beautiful works found in the participants galleries! If you haven't already, please take a look at these wonderful artists. They are a force of f&f, their very detailed activity being worthy of praise and thanks!
The first place goes to..:
:icontianshii: tianshii This amazing deviant has won a 3 Months Subscription by kindly transforming her comments into extremely detailed critiques and has even helped her fellow artists with rich & helpful pointers, tutorials and red lines examples. The comments given have amounted to such a large entity of feedback, it's incredible! Please check out tianshii's wonderful gallery!
The second place goes to..:
Our little one, in preparation in my tummy,Our little one, in preparation in my tummy5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thousand of kilometers apart, Sheriff (sheriffdesignstudio) and myself, (AlexandraSophie), met on deviantArt.
He lived in Sri Lanka, and me in France.
He spoke only English, and me only French.
We were from different continent, culture, religion...
But love was stronger than anything!
It was already almost 3 years ago that we exchanged our first comment,
He found my profile with this photo:
I could never have imagined, when I took this photo, so randomly the day of
his birthday but one year before we met (definitely a sign!)
as I was sitting in my backyard, playing with the camera with not any real intention,
that it would make me meet the perfectest prince charming,
who is now going to be the dad of a little baby, actually in a warm preparation in my tummy!
We fell in love at the first second we spoke to each others, and needed only a few days to make it official,
it was the July 4th, 2008. He just turned 17, and I was about to turn 16.
Millions of sms,
So you want to be an illustrator?Ah the mysterious world of illustrators! It always sounds like the dream career, working from home on cool illustrations!So you want to be an illustrator?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How does one get to that point though? Here I discuss what it means to be an illustrator and the steps you can take to get there.
There are obviously many other ways but this road seems to be shared by a lot of the prominent artists in the industry so surely it's worth taking note!
*video might still be processing*
~Warrior Code~WARRIOR CODE~Warrior Code~4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Defend your Clan, even with your life. You may have friendships with cats from other Clans, but your loyalty must remain to your Clan, as one day you may meet them in battle.
Do not hunt or trespass on another Clan's territory.
Elders, queens, and kits must be fed before apprentices and warriors. Unless they have permission, apprentices may not eat until they have hunted to feed the elders. If any warrior or apprentice is sick or injured, they may eat while the elders, queens, and kits are eating.
Prey is killed only to be eaten. Give thanks to StarClan for its life.
A kit must be at least six moons old to become an apprentice.
Newly appointed warriors will keep a silent vigil for one night after receiving their warrior name.
A cat cannot be made deputy without having mentored at least one apprentice.
Ignorance (Small Rant)I really hate it when you have a favorite music genre, but yet you get judged over liking another genre or a few songs from a different genre. Say, someone likes Jazz music, but also likes a bit of Country too. I don't like how people will get judged for liking two different genres at the same time and claim that you can only like one thing. It's ignorant and not to mention close minded.Ignorance (Small Rant)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My friend on here loves Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Skid Row and other 80s glam metal bands, but lately she's been getting into Black Veil Brides. She's told me that some people on here have judged her for liking them and have even unwatched her just because they didn't like BVB and expected her to listen to what only they and she herself listens to.
I don't understand why you can't listen to a certain genre, but also like something different to that. We don't all have to listen to just one genre and stick to it and never listen, let alone have a liking for another one.
A lot of y
Studying for Exams... IN GIFS :DI have my christmas exams this week, this is how studying has went and is going:Studying for Exams... IN GIFS :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Teacher announces: EXAMS NEXT WEEK, HOPE YOU ALL STUDIED
You're probably gonna fail because you spent the whole year like:
So you ask, "Can you tell us what's gonna be on the test" and they're like:
So you're like:
So you go home and try to study like:
You look over notes hoping that helps, but that made it worse so you're like:
So you give up, go out and have the most magical week of your life:
Then you remember the exams are tomorrow and you haven't studied:
But then on the day you stroll into the building like:
Fuck it, I'm an Under-Achiever anyway!
How does your study routine work out for you?
Self Harm Awareness day 1st March 2012Self Harm Awareness day 1st March 20124 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks an awareness day over a subject that can mean many things to many people. Self Harm (or Self Injury) is the act of physical damage to oneself, usually as a coping strategy for expressing deep distress or coping in difficult situations. Self harm commonly is associated with cutting, but can also refer to any physical damage to the self including burning, hitting, taking overdoses, swallowing chemicals, bleaching, hair pulling ( trichotilliomania), scratching and so forth.
You may know what it is, but it is often the reasons why that people are not familiar with. There is still this belief and stereotype surrounding the type of person likely to harming them-self, but the truth is, it could be anyone no matter what gender, culture or age. The reasons behind self harm can be such a huge variety- different people cope in different ways with different distresses. Such issues that may trigger self harm might be bullying, t
Christmas ... in gifs!How Christmas went... in gifs And if you don't celebrate it, happy holidays!Christmas ... in gifs!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
All night, like:
Get up in the early am and run through the house like:
Find presents like:
GIVE and RECIEVE GIFTS like:
Folk trying to kiss you under the mistletoe like:
That one person who didn't return your good wishes and you're like:
Eat christmas dinner like:
APPRECIATING ALL THAT YOU HAVE AND BEING GRATEFUL LIKE:
And getting back to the net like:
I also watched the Back to the Future trilogy and bought and played the new-ish game, it was all very savage. Love BTTF
How was your holiday? x
Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
Rose contest - 1600 points give awaylieveheersbeestje and I hold a contest. We give away a total of 1600Rose contest - 1600 points give away4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What to do?
Edit one of our rose stock photos, what you do with it is up to you!
Fav this journal if you want to participate.
Use one of the roses below, you may use more of these rose stocks in one entry, but do not blend other (your) stock images in it.
Using textures is allowed. Tip: http://fav.me/d519cs7 / http://fav.me/d4i0be0
Do not use photoshop actions, you have to do the edit yourself.
The roses: (use one of the following stock photos)
Contest starts at thursday 6 June 2012. The deadline is 6 July 2012.
One deviation per participant.
Make sure you link back to one of our journals in your deviations description.
Send a note to *lieveheersbeestje o
YOU.ARE.NOT.ALONE.So you want to kill yourself? Because no one cares about you. Your family hates you. Right?YOU.ARE.NOT.ALONE.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your parents walking in your room in the morning to only find a dead body. They'll try their hardest to not think negative, and to just think that you're fooling around. Then they'll start shaking you. Why aren't you breathing? They'll be broken.
Many tears. More tears than you ever shed. Was it them? Were they the reason you did this? More tears.
Every day. Every night. Every single second of every day.
More guilt. What about your best friends? They're not going to care. Right? No. What's the first thing that will go through their mind when your principal comes in and tells the class that you're not alive. While your best friend sits there in tears. That girl that you'd smile at but never talk to? She's now crying. The boy who used to kick you under the table just to annoy you? He'll be shocked. He'll be devastated. He'll blame himself. What a
This journal does and doesn't belongOh my god I want one.This journal does and doesn't belong3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whit's Character Design Contest- ResultsRESULTSWhit's Character Design Contest- Results4 years ago in Personal More Like This
TO ALL WINNERS: The list of prizes are below, note me regarding claiming these
prizes. For the features, note me regarding pieces you'd like me to feature.
Sorry, I decided on a winner for a week or so now, just haven't had the chance
to post a results journal. So here are the wonderful entries:
I believe this is a great redesign of the original outfit and it has a great layout,
with comments and illustrations to clearly show the outfit's design. I fell in love
with the design and it's components, color schemes, and details. I can't wait
to draw Sunozone in that outfit!
I loved this so much, it was so hard to choose the other outfit over this one. I
love the tomboy look and how it stood out against the others. I loved the
goggles, shirt design, but most of all, those amazing pants!