Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
This is why the Doctor is RealThis is something that actually happened some time back, but I didn't really write it down or anything. Lately though, I was thinking about it, and I wanted to share it with my friends here.This is why the Doctor is Real2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To give a little background, everyone in my family watches (and loves) Doctor Who. I have a very young sister who has only gotten to see a handful of episodes of the new series because the rest would scare her, but she still was desperate to see more of the Doctor, so we started watching the classic episodes together. She's our little Whovian. She loves all the Doctors, especially Eleven and Four, and she said Sarah Jane is her hero because 'she must be, like, the bravest person EVER and I want to be brave like her.'
I guess that's why I wasn't sure what to tell her when one day she walked up to me, a serious expression on her little face, and asked 'Sarah, is the Doctor real?'
I was stunned. I thought she understood it was just a show. She's never even believed
*CALLING ALL HETALIANS!*once upon a time*CALLING ALL HETALIANS!*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
a man named Hidekaz Himaruya made an anime/manga called "Hetalia"
hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed watching and reading hetalia and created a fandom
they were known as the "Hetalians"
legend says that this fandom was bigger than the Attack on Titan fandom and the Free fandom
some even speculate that it was bigger than the Superwholock fandom
the hetalians created so many contributions to hetalia
a whole new level of yaoi
fan games like HetaOni
and so much more
and "everything changed when the titans and gay swimmers attacked" (PFFF- avatar reference)
no just kidding hehe i love those animes its not their fault im sorry if you think that .3.
the giant fandom suddenly began to diminish
and one day (around august last year)
now, we need them back.
we have to bring the hetalians ba
50 Points Giveaway !(Closed)Hello Guys,50 Points Giveaway !(Closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have 10 Watchers !!!:iconnewlaplz:
Now I make my first points Giveaway^^:iconloveloveplz:
I will give one Deviant 50 ^^
But first you must follow the rules:
You must be a watcher of mine
You must fav this journal
You must make a journal or a poll of this contest
You must comment this journal with a link to your Journal^^
You must fav this journal!!!
I will choose the Winner with this genarator:http://www.random.org/
->Thats the reason why you must fav this journal
If you win but you dont watch me i will choose a new winner.
No two accounts please (I will a fair Giveaway)
Thats all. I have no enough points usally you can Donate me some.
Hope it would be a fair Giveaway.
42 Guys joined Succesfully.
Equestria Girls trailerThe trailer to Equestria Girls is here. I'll admit that it looks interesting. I'll give it a chance when it's ready.Equestria Girls trailer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Requests and commissionsNO LONGER UP TO DATE! CHECK DA ID ON MAIN PAGE!Requests and commissions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconrequestsclosed: :iconTradesclosed2: :iconGiftsClosed: :iconPointCommishesClosed: :iconcollabsask: :iconCommissionsOpen:
Hidden codes and other puzzle will be in some of my pieces. If you are the first to solve the puzzle or find the code and are the first to send me the answer in a note you win! Your prize is a free request!
Prize request Rules:
1. If you've already found a prize I'll probably ask you to let someone else find the next one even if you're the first to find it again.
2. After you've found the prize and I've confirmed it it is your job to tell me what you want within a week or so, otherwise I may be too busy to fulfill your prize anytime soon. If at all.
3. The prizes must not be something overly complex. For instances nothing with a background or more then one (maybe two) characters. However they can have unique objects in them. An exception of course is if I really like your idea of something more complex.
Muses of the MastersBeautiful, captivating, inspiring, complicated and often misunderstood - the women who became muses for their masters had more in common with the artists who painted them than might be seen on first glance.Muses of the Masters3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These women from all walks of life often reviled and looked down on in their own time, have transcended their humble beginnings through canvas and paint to inspire and utterly captivate their audiences.
Elizabeth Rossetti (née Elizabeth "Lizzie" Siddall) 1829 - 1862
Elizabeth Siddal 1860 Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Born in 1829 Lizzie was first "discovered" by the artist Walter Deverell in 1849 who had close associations with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Less than 2 years later, Lizzie was sitting almost exclusively for the jealous Rossetti.
Lizzie's life with the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was turbulent and complicated, much like her relationship with Rossetti who d
[CLOSED!!] Song-Inspired Draw My OC ContestTHIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED![CLOSED!!] Song-Inspired Draw My OC Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am no longer accepting entries. HOWEVER if you started something BEFORE Sep. 1st, send me a link and I WILL STILL GIVE YOU 30 to commend you.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON in a separate journal.
$30 Grand Prize!! Earn FREE POINTS!!
About the Contest
It's a song-inspired Draw-My-OC contest!
Draw my Naruto OC Eishou Tenon
Use inspiration from a list of over 20 songs!
Spread the word, earn points, and have fun! ^^
Draw my OC Eishou Tenon. Drawing her with Neji Hyuuga (Naruto Shippuden) is optional but much loved~♥
Use only the songs in the list provided below.Please do not alter my OC's
Clapping Pony Icon Commissions CLOSED- CLOSED! -Clapping Pony Icon Commissions CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- I am very busy right now, so I won't take any more commissions for the time beeing. -
I am open for Clapping Pony Icon Commissions now!
I also do canon ponies as free requests: http://fav.me/d5pt9ri
I'll take 20 for each Icon. Please put them into my Donation Pool (you can find it on my profile).
Double Icons cost 45 each (you get two seperate icons and one which contains both characters).
It also doesn't matter if you pay me in advance or afterwards as long as I get my points
I also need a reference pic of your character to make the icon.
There are 5 commission slots. As soon as they are all full, the commissions are closed until I worked them all of.
I WON'T DO ANYMORE NEON COLOURED PONIES!
This is nothing against you, but neon colours hurt in my eyes, really. I can't take it anymore. Please look for somebody else to make a icon of your neon coloured OC because I won't. Oh, and asking nicely won't help.
( OOC: SICK FRIEND)It's me, Matt. A very good friend of mine is very ill, or so I am told....She's struggling to keep the account open, but I'm still worried for her. You see, her house has caught fire & burnt down about a week ago or so. That left her really shook up.( OOC: SICK FRIEND)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's something else: She has a serious problem with her right eye now. I don't remember what they call it, but I DO know that she may go blind in it. Please, I need every brony & pegasister to support her in this time of need. I don't care if your an Anti-Brony, show some support for her well being! This is more serious than even I know! I know, because those accursed fires are how I once lost a grandmother, and my Uncle Jeff! Please! I'm almost at tears even now, Show your support! She may end up having to leave DA because of this tragedy! Thank you, and spread the word to EVERYONE you know!
Skunk's Second Contest - Your OC My OCHey, contest due date is in 15 days!Skunk's Second Contest - Your OC My OC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To those waiting on the one comish and one request I have to do, I'm working on them tomorrow. I don't have motivation right now to draw due to excessive higgups and overworking my body after two weeks of straight laziness. Sorry.
Now for the mane thing.
Okay. So I want to has a little contest again. The prizes are also just as suck as usual, meaning free arties of anything I charge points for. Yayy~
Basically, I want a little fanart but I feel like an idiot for wanting it. But I do. That's not the point.
Let's get this shiz down.
I want a little bit of fanart. But I don't to be unfair with it. So this is what I'm doing. I'm holding this contest.
The goal is to draw one of my OC's either by themselves, with one of your OC's or with another OC of mine. The choice is yours. And the more people en
I'M IN A FRIGGIN' MOVIE!My name's actually on there. That is all.I'M IN A FRIGGIN' MOVIE!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Other films that I've worked on:
- Jupiter Ascending (uncredited)
- The Grandmaster (uncredited)
- [Unknown; can't say just yet]
- [Unknown; can't say just yet]
Oh man, you have no idea how good this feels. Thank God it all worked out, all the long hours of practice and study. And this is just the beginning.
I'm sorry I haven't been here more often. I promise I'll make a better effort to upload something.
Thanks for your watches, faves, and patience!
BFS Premier Product: The ButterfrogBFS Premier Product: The Butterfrog3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here comes product No. 0!!!
Campaign Spots, The Butterfrog presents a creative and highly detailed field guide to this fantastic creature with many a useful detail and story, for both curious children and adventurous hunters of the mysterious, fey amphibian butterfrog.
A wonderfull and mysterious critter that despite it's relatively common nature, manages to elude the most cunning adventurer, crafty alchemist and greedy trapper, yet somehow many a curious children and lost wanderer stumble upon it on the most curious of circumstances. The Butterfrog is playful -and hazardous when treatened- fey frog-like creature that druids and alchemist find most handy for harvesting -or poaching!- into one too many helpful items, spellcasters hunt for spell components and familiars, and hunters seek as prized prey for fame and fortune, or faithful -croak
(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Farewell-323464665 Some of you may have picked up on it....(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before anything, just allow me to tell just how much I have adored and cherished the love, kindness, support and friendship I have gained from all of you who cared to view what I'd drawn.
Doing these silly (And usually illogical/disturbing) comic-strips and images has literally been one of the highlights in my life, as cheesy and cliché as that may sound, I swear, it's absolutely true. Ever since way back when I started with my couple of watchers right up to this moment with over 19'000 watchers, breaking the 1'000'000 pageview milestone and having amassed over 10'000'000 hits, logging into this account and seeing many, many supportive remarks and friendly comments, watching the favourites rise steadfastly on each deviation, seeing others willing to try improve their own, or return, to drawing (Despite the fact that I still do not wish to be titled as a
So you want to make a ponyI get asked alot of questions on how to make pony plushes. I really don't think I'm the best person to ask since I'm a total noob, but I will try to help! First off, you need a pattern. I don't sell or give out my pattern, but there are plenty of nice ones online! All it takes is a bit of searching but I'm going to make that part easy for you.So you want to make a pony3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BabyLondonStar's kawaii pony -
The pattern: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p1.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p2.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p3.jpg
The Tutorial: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
:iconVoodoo-Tiki:'s pony -
The pattern: http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbodh http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbol7
The Tutorial: ht
Hello Test Subjects. It's been a long time.Hello Faithful test subjects. Aperture Science Wheatley Adoration Association has an offer for you. Management has deemed that we are in need of more working class members for a variety of reasons. The first and foremost being that top brass is tiered of sifting through your..."contributions" all day.Hello Test Subjects. It's been a long time.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The association is currently looking for individuals with no life who can check the inbox several times a day to keep it from piling up. Enjoying tedious mind numbing work is also a plus as you will sorting the submitted..."art" into its proper categories. You will also be responsible for approving new test subjects for involvement in this test activity. Due tot eh large volumes of complaints we have received regarding indifference and hostility causing emotional trauma,we have decided that adding no organic bipedal workers to the group would be better for morale that employing more emotionless, efficient and superior robots.
If you feel that you meet these qualifications, and that you ar
Comissions InfoWell... I open some comissions if someone is interested ... but unfortunately I'll accept only with Premium Membership Months .... (That's because I have some troubles with my card and/or with Paypal ^^u I want money too °3°) ...Comissions Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh well... meanwhile I give you the info ...
What you get?: A beautiful dress for a pony totally designed by me
Quality: Flat colors, simple BG, 900x900 (may vary)
You can see my gallery for more dresses examples
What I'll draw: OC ponys, canon ponys, filly, princess, stallions
What I won't draw: I don't know... °3°u I can't find any problem
Price 1 month each
Slots [No Star]
[Bullet; Yellow] What you get?: I'll draw your PPG OC or if you prefer, I can draw any pony that you want on Ponypuff
So so I found this on a how to make ice cubesI love it so muchSo so I found this on a how to make ice cubes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
on March 04, 2013
Firstly, I must start out by mentioning to any owners of pet dragons, especially the mother of dragons, this is a horrible thing to feed them. I almost had to rush mine to the vet, but unfortunately my insurance does not cover 'mythical creatures'. When asked to see the dragons, I told them they were too tired, and they automatically assume I was lying. Just in case you're wondering, my insurance, not many people have it. It is suppose to be the greatest insurance that ever is, and will be. But I did not come here to complain about insurance, did I?
This 'ice' is insanely difficult to make. The daunting task of freezing water. Mind you, obtaining a freezer is tough work, too. Not long after I set off on my journey for the one freezer to freeze them all, I bump nto a big, blue, police box. Out of nowhere, I walk the same route every day, and all of a sudden, I look like I just ran smack into some 1960's show. Not moments after that, a
Tagged--- The Rules: ---Tagged2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs.
6. No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You have to tag 10 people.
I was asked:
1. Favorite color? Black and blues
2. What country are you in? U.S.of A.
3. What is your favorite video game? Anything with Mario, Luigi, Yoshi,or Toad
4. What is your favorite MLP pony? Mane 6: Pinkie Pie then Rainbow Dash BG: DERPY
5. What is your favorite genre of music? ONE DIRECTION
6. Favorite TV show? everything on old disney
7. Favorite food? CHINESE,TACOS
8. Favorite drink? Any soda
9. Have a Skype? Applecam100
Ok my Questions:
1. Do you guys wub me :3?
2. ¿Cuántos de ustedes pueden entender esto sin el traductor de google?
3. Do yo
Short Film is OUT!Here ya go! (made it myself! ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?vuA3JRMToTAShort Film is OUT!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1k Watcher Giveaway!1k Watcher Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally hit 1k watchers today! I said I'd do a giveaway if I ever got to 1000 watchers and so here I am. Of course every giveaway will have a few rules and here are mine:
You must be watching me!
The winner will receive one plushie of their choice.
Plushie can be a sitting mare, a standard mare, a standard stallion, or a filly.
If you prefer beanies or parasprites I'm sure we can work something out!
No Princesses, Alicorn OCs, draft horse stallions, changelings, etc.
No outfits or accessories with a few exceptions like a hat for AJ or bow for Apple Bloom.
International winners will be asked to pay shipping which will likely run between $40-$50 depending on the country.
I will inform the winner via DA note and they will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
I will draw the winner one week from Friday (so on January 18th) using a random number generator to select someone from my watcher list.
I will choose one
Anti-bullying ChainThe boy you punched in the hall today, Committed suicide a few minutes ago.Anti-bullying Chain3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That girl you called a slut in class today, she's a virgin.
The boy you called lame, He has to work every night to support his family.
That girl you pushed down the other day is already being abused at home.
You think you know them.
Guess what, YOU DON'T!
Re-post if you are against bullying.
I bet 99% of you won't.
Re-post this if your that 1% with a heart.
(re-posted from http://tanuki-soul11.deviantart.com/#/d4ubq7e )
Not trying to insult people, don't worry.
Your new founder and goodbye:iconfailplz1::iconportalplz:Your new founder and goodbye2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After some consideration I choose 3 Admins which are:
wilmott Cheapcookie and DreamForecast
Your new founder will be DestinyJade
Please get along well, a last Goodbye and good luck from me
Portal 2 official Homepage:
Feel free to join and upload