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?4 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
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
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 Real3 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
Clapping Pony Icon Commissions CLOSED- CLOSED! -Clapping Pony Icon Commissions CLOSED3 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.
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
*CALLING ALL HETALIANS!*once upon a time*CALLING ALL HETALIANS!*2 years 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
( 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!
(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
MLP: FiM Icons05/03/2012 Edit: I deleted my compilation of icons, the ~necrodios one is bigger and better. So, if you still want pony icons, check this.MLP: FiM Icons4 years ago in Personal More Like This
AJ, Pinkie: http://necrodios.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-FiM-plz-Mane-Six-1-218538590
Fluttershy, Rainbow Dash: http://necrodios.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-FiM-plz-Mane-Six-2-251623929
Rarity, Twilight: http://necrodios.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-FiM-plz-Mane-Six-3-266772687
Secondary Ponies: http://necrodios.deviantart.com/journal/Secondary-Ponies-219716089
BG and OC ponies: http://necrodios.deviantart.com/journal/BG-and-OC-Ponies-260193433
Multipart Mane Six: http://necrodios.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-FiM-plz-Multi-1-218538406
Multipart Other: http://necrodios.deviantart.com/journal/MLP-FiM-plz-Multi-2-263681158
Compilation by :iconnecrodios:
[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
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
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
PlanetPlush's Minky Pony Pattern -
The pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/249809440/planetplush-minky-pony-sewing-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1
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/pa
Get home and im piiissssed offOh yeah im a pissed off bee, but i have a reasonGet home and im piiissssed off3 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bumble-Bee-Prince/483033561717777 it has happend agein. but this time they have desided to call him a bumble bee prince.
Guys. this one is not only bad. but they also yoinked my picture from my main account the one that has the DA water mark on it.....Do me a favor and report the hell out of this.
I FOUND TWO MORE
the second one is my own character that is suppoed to be me from my main account
I'M IN A FRIGGIN' MOVIE!My name's actually on there. That is all.I'M IN A FRIGGIN' MOVIE!7 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!
Google Maps Tardis Easter Egg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!COPIED FROM 'DOCTOR WHO ONLINE' -Google Maps Tardis Easter Egg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If, like us, you're an avid user of the fantastic Google Maps website and app, you'll be pleased to know there is a rather cool Doctor Who related Easter Egg to look out for.
Users navigating to this url this url (The Earl's Court Police Box), can actually enter the TARDIS by clicking the double arrows at the bottom of the screen, or if you're using the new beta, by clicking the up arrow on your keyboard.
You are then whisked away to the new TARDIS interior, (first seen in the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special The Snowmen).
Click this link https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=51.492
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
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
Celebrating Deviousness - August 2015Celebrating Deviousness - August 20152 months ago in Personal More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
“My name is Damaris, but most people know me as DamaiMikaz. I’m a self-taught artist from the Netherlands and I’ve been making art ever since I can remember. When I first came to DeviantArt I was pretty much dragged here by my friends, that all worked on original projects. Up until that time, I was primarily a writer and traditional artist. It was DeviantArt that sparked my interest for digital art, and it didn’t just spark my interest, but the community’s willingness to help out people really gave me a good start.
It’s remarkable how easy it is to connect to people on this website over things as simple as original projects and learning how to do art. Following other artists was what helped me to spa
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
CONTEST WITH 1400 POINTS!! extention: [CLOSED]Contest!!~ WITH 1400 POINTS!CONTEST WITH 1400 POINTS!! extention: [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anndddd the contest is finally closed! No more extensions!! I think the judging will take 2 weeks( maybe a bit longer or less), so please be patient. I will anounce the winners also in this Journal when the judging is finished.
thank you all for participating!!!! I hope you had fun!
hello everyone! I've just received a message that someone is not able to finish his entry with good reason. I know that there was also someone else who had troubles with the time. I will extend the contest 1 week to finish your works. This will be the ONLY extension! So, the new deadline will be: Wednesday 13February 23.59 h, west-Europe time.
People just five days until the contest ends!! And I have already received so much beautifull entries!! I hope I will receive even more Please don't forget about this contest!! Oh btw if you didn't notice already,
Halloween Murder Mystery: The Rules**This will be the last message regarding this particular contest that is posted outside of Halloween-HQ. If you would like to join the contest, please keep an eye on that group for kickoff information and announcements.**Halloween Murder Mystery: The Rules2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to Halloween 2013! A group of CVs and partnering community members have gathered to bring you a Halloween haunted murder mystery. We have worked extremely hard on it, and we hope you will enjoy it.
The contest will start tomorrow, 11 October 2013, and will run until 1 November at 11:59 PM Pacific time.
The role of the detectives
We will post introductory information that tells you what happened and what we would like you to do. Essentially, your job is to solve the murder in the castle. You will talk to several people along the path to figure out who the murderer was. Along the way, we have small tasks and puzzles for you to complete. At the end, we will ask you to tell