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
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
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.
*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
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.
Desktop PoniesAs some of you may know, there's an adorable little program called 'Desktop Ponies' which gives you the ability to have ponies running all over your screen on your computer....Some even make sounds and interact with other ponies! You can even add your OCs to it as well! I've already added one of my OCs and it's so awesome seeing him interact and follow around the other ponies.Desktop Ponies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT (5/11):: The site is back up and running! Download Desktop Ponies here: http://www.desktopponies.com/
EDIT (5/12):: I zipped my program files and uploaded them to Sendspace....so maybe you can try to see if these work for you until the other site gets back in working order. http://www.sendspace.com/file/m2jfic
I added Chrysalis and some voices for her, Fancy Pants, Rarity, Mrs. Cake, Fleur, Braeburn and more!
(You need to click on the Twilight Sparkle icon for the application to start. Let me know if this works for you!)
Here's a video of my Desktop with a few ponies on it...There are tons to c
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
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
Adoptables RULESAdoptables RULES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can find all my Adopts here:
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
CONTEST WITH 1400 POINTS!! extention: [CLOSED]Contest!!~ WITH 1400 POINTS!CONTEST WITH 1400 POINTS!! extention: [CLOSED]2 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,
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 Masters2 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
My Little Whoniverse Master ListThis is an index of all the Doctor Who and related characters that I have either drawn or am planning to draw. Most, if not all of them are reference sheets. As you may have noticed, I'm trying to ponify as much of Doctor Who as I can. If any of these links are broken, please let me know.My Little Whoniverse Master List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I DO NOT TAKE REQUESTS. Any requests will be ignored. If you have any questions, here's my FAQ.
For those of you who haven't read the FAQ- I'm not going to ponify EVERY character that's ever been on Doctor Who. I have have to draw the line somewhere for my own sanity.
I've tried to group them into logical categories. Characters I'm unfamiliar with are probably in the wrong ones.
Important News on the MLP ComicIt looks to be pretty official, according to our editor, that the MLP comic has been pushed back two weeks to Nov 28 for street release date.Important News on the MLP Comic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before anybody gets upset (like one jerk on Twitter did), keep in mind the scope of this production: This is not a fanmade comic as some seem to think it is: This is a fully licensed comic book from a major Comic publisher done in cooperation with Hasbro. It is also one of the most highly anticipated comics for the entire fall/winter schedule. As such, we'd rather do it well than do it fast.
The orders for this book have far exceeded what was first anticipated, so a little more padding in the schedule is going to help to ensure the product can meet the demand
I also want to remind everyone: I am NOT The distributor/publisher... I just draw it. You cannot purchase the book directly from me. Here's some ground I've covered a number of times, but I keep getting asked... so here we go:
1. WHERE IS IT SOLD? This will be sold along all the other comics
New Equestria Girls Dolls + ReviewsA new pair of Equestria Girls Dolls have popped up on fashiondollworld.de, them including Twilight and Celestia.New Equestria Girls Dolls + Reviews2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Pre-orders hopefully to come.
For reviews on the Equestria Girls Dolls "besides these", click here.
More Info about Pony Creator AppSo I might as well start talking about this. Here are some things to keep in mind.More Info about Pony Creator App3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The app version will not be the exact same as the online version. The online version will probably have at least a couple things the app version won't; the app version will definitely have some oft requested features that the online version doesn't.
2) The app will cost 99¢.
3) I still don't plan on updating the online version with any of the new features the app will have. I figure if you guys are going to spend some money, you deserve something special for it.
Note: Everything to follow is still tentative and subject to change at this point.
What the app may not have:
1) As many hairstyles as the online version. I won't be putting hairstyles in unless I can get permission from the artists to include them. Unfortunately, this means I may not be able to include hairstyles from the MLP cartoon in the app. I'm actually trying to contact someone at The Hub to see if I can
Who's Hungry?Y'know what I love?Who's Hungry?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And I discovered that there are deviants who also love waffles, because they've created beautiful works that feature this delicious breakfast treat. See if you can spot which are edible and which are not!
Tetris Waffles by Shadow-711
TEXAS WAFFLE by Olympia-The-Hedgehog
DA2 - Waffles by JadeRaven93
waffles by shasacanefoca
Waffles by STLcanonman
Waffle Delight by sendok
yummy waffles.. by jeffzz111
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
Customs, Semi-Customs, and Breedings are OPENEvery Featherweather is bound by the T&Cs of ownership as found on in my DA ID on the front page.Customs, Semi-Customs, and Breedings are OPEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Customs, Semi-Customs, and Breedings are available for points (via DA) or cash (via Paypal). If you want to pay with points you MUST use the widget located on the front page. Points sent via the regular gifting system will be considered a donation only. If you want to pay with PayPal, you'll save a few bucks by just paying me directly (email@example.com). Please NOTE ME to make sure I accept your PayPal commission before sending payment.
All Featherweavers have one of three base linearts:
Running (aka Striders):
Jumping (aka Jumpers):
Sitting (aka Crafters):
However, each Featherweaver is lovingly hand-crafted. These are not cheap, quick designs. Each Featherweaver will be a finished product with high detail work, colored lines, and colored shading. I spend a good amount o