Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 2In my last journal, we discussed the best ways to prepare for NaNo and included a couple tips on how to make that writing go a little faster and smoother. Well, now it's time to discuss how to NOT fail at NaNoWriMo. Because just as there are some really grand ideas on how to prepare yourself and keep yourself on task during the month, there are also going to be those times of self doubt and using excuses to not write. For NaNo, any of those excuses are completely unacceptable [well, except for life threatening excuses - those are allowed].Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 22 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So once again, I reached out to the Lit Community to find out exactly why other deviants failed at NaNo, or what they found to NOT work for them and compiled it all together in a pretty little list like last time.
What Not to Do
Don't get sucked in Wikipedia, TVtropes or any other sites like that. In fact turn off your WiFi so the internet isn't a distraction. All your research
Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 1We may only be one week into October, but November and NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. If you've never heard of it, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. That means in the span of thirty days, participants will write 50,000 words.Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 12 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1,667 words per day if they're writing every day.
2,273 words per day if they're only writing on weekdays.
6,250 words per day if they're only writing on weekends.
Either way it's a pretty hefty feat, and not something to walk into unprepared. Even if you're a "by the seat of your pants" type of writer.
So this year, instead of doing a basic what is NaNo and who's going to participate in it journal, we're gonna switch it up and give you some pointers on what you should be doing and what you definitely shouldn't be doing before and during NaNo.
The best place to get advice is from the people that have tried NaNo. Notice how I didn't say "and succeeded?" T
Cat Photo CONTEST - The WinnersTHE WINNERS of Cat Photo CONTESTCat Photo CONTEST - The Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photos from the finals
>>> P R I C E S
DA's New Look, 40 Brand Logos With Hidden MessagesTHOUGHTSDA's New Look, 40 Brand Logos With Hidden Messages2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So... the community's response to DeviantArt's revamped website,
especially the new logo was, as expected, fairly polarizing.
While some members, myself included, liked/loved the new look, others weren't
particularly impressed by it and found the redesign... "unnecessary".
But who am I to judge?
All I know is that I'm a proud member of the largest online art community in the world!!
In honor of DeviantArt's controversial rebranding,
I'd like to share with you a list of 40 logos of popular brands with hidden messages behind them.
Image by madebyoomph.co.uk
If you could describe dA's new brand logo in two sentences, how would you go about it?
Did you discover any additional subliminal messages, or top secret government codes
hidden in the logo tha
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
Lawrence FerlinghettiΟ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΩΡΑΙΟ ΜΕΡΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΓΕΝΝΗΘΕΙΤΕLawrence Ferlinghetti3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ο κόσμος είναι ωραίο μέρος
για να γεννηθείτε
αν δεν σας νοιάζει που η ευτυχία
δεν είναι πάντα
και τόσο διασκεδαστική
αν δεν σας νοιάζει μια δόση κόλασ
6 Steps to a better Self-Portrait1. Always use a tripod.6 Steps to a better Self-Portrait1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously. Always. use. a. tripod.
Using a tripod is one of the most important steps to make your self-portrait look professional.
Imagine the model in this picture would hold the camera with her arm. Would it look just as professional?
A tripod is always useful to stabilize your photo, but when you take self-portraits, it is not only useful - it is essential.
If you would model for someone else and he'd give you the camera, there'd be something wrong, right?
You are not only the photographer, you're the model, too.
Doesn't matter how close you are to the camera, don't touch it
And don't you dare to take the camera - or even your phone - and stand in front of the mirror!
So, will you use a tripod when you take your next self-portrait?
If the answe
Thank you :)Now that i've got almost 700 watchers, i want to make a little giveaway as a thank youThank you :)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
One of my watchers will get a 3-month premium membership! Just fave this journal and in 7 days from now, i'll randomly draw a winner.
Any watcher who faved this journal will get a number. Active watchers will get two numbers (active means, if you commented or faved something in my gallery from time to time), and those who don't have a premium membership (or those whose PM expires within the next 3 months) will get an additional number, too. This way, the chances are a bit higher for the active watchers + for those who don't have a premium membership, i think this is fair
Good luck! And thank you for your support
Our little one, in preparation in my tummy,Our little one, in preparation in my tummy4 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,
Take my breath awayTake my breath away1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Jogo de cor by Windglow My Violetta II by Hart-Worx
Why Does It Always Rain on Me? by MyLifeThroughTheLens
The Dreaming Tree by alexgphoto Orange Sunrays by Nitrok
Dancing Over The Turnips by Nitrok
burn our souls, release the wicked IV by TheNightSheDied
Cieniem Zlotym by absentii
Cosmostars by farashenka 699 by Nigrita
Sparkling Light II by MikkoLagerstedt
Christmas Morning by ShakilovNeel rain waltz by Lilibloody
Summer-like rain by tayaiv
FoxE9BEHOLD, A REAL IE9 THEME FOR FIREFOX: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/foxe9/FoxE93 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know there are a million things that are different between the two browsers but we are not aiming on adding IE9 features or completely rearranging stuff to make it look 100% IE9-ish. We don't have the time to bother with such things. Instead, it is a theme that hopefully satisfies peoples' strange desires to make their Firefox look similar to IE9.
Cat Photo CONTEST - Voting timeSince there is give one get one PM, I decided to run a Cat PHOTO contest.Cat Photo CONTEST - Voting time2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Cat must be the main subject in your photo, there is no specific theme and no drawings or photo-manipulation are allowed.
Cat of course doesn't need to be yours.
Old and new photos are allowed. (only from deviantART)
Photo submissions are closed, it's time to vote here: http://zoranphoto.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3338773/
Voting ends on 14th December on 22h CET.
p.s. It was very hard to choose 10 photos for final voting, I received so many beautiful photos and cats
1 photo per entry, put a link to your favorite cat photo in this journal.
Fav this journal.
Submitting link process ends tomorrow (13th) in 21h CET. (You have 24h to submit)
After that I'll choose 10 photos that will be in poll for 24h voting.
Winners will be announced on 14th D
Halloween Fright FestHalloween Fright Fest2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Scare Your Bad Luck Away!
Goblins and ghouls are running amuck, the graveyards are coming to life, and surprises are hiding in every corner which can only mean one thing — it's Halloween time! You may have seen a black cat strutting across your screen or a deviation shattering like a mirror before your very eyes. Not to fear! Your luck is about to change. With Halloween-themed articles, new contests and winners galore, and free shipping on all Prints and deviantART Gear orders, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!
Demonology >>Dante's Inferno >><
Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham was born on the 19th of September 1867 in London and died of cancer at the age of 71 in Limpsfield, Surrey. He's considered to be one of the most recognisable artists of the Golden Age of Illustration in Europe, along with John Bauer and Theodor Kittelsen.Arthur Rackham2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He was born in a big family - it's enough to mention that he had 11 siblings, but surely plenty of you knows that it wasn't quite unusual in the XIX century and earlier. We know that in his youth, Rackham's health was rather poor - hence he travelled to Australia with his two aunts to improve his condition.
After he returned, he began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he started working as a r
How Katniss Is Her Own Worst EnemyMost people think the Hunger Games has only 2 antagonists; Coin and Snow. The interesting thing is there are 3 the issue with the 3rd character is she belongs to 3 sides: The Capitol, The Rebels and her own. Yes, I'm talking about Katniss. This is really confusing and I don't know if I can really explain it that well but I'm going to try.How Katniss Is Her Own Worst Enemy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
During the series she takes on 3 identities:
-The Girl On Fire
On onside of the series you have President Snow, who controls the Capitol and The Hunger Games which include The Girl on Fire since she's part of the show. That puts her on one side.
Then you've got Coin, who controls 13, who leads the rebellion this includes The Mockingjay. She again is on the enemies side.
And then you have Katniss, no role, just Katniss. Who belongs to her own side away from both the Capitol and 13.
In the roles of both The Mockingjay and The Girl on Fire the enemies control her she is not herself in fact she against herself. The enemy within th
Green green green Little Climber by ZoranPhoto Your Way by Siilin carries spring in its green eyes by AlicjaRodzik .: Eye In Eye :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Summer season. .. by light-from-Emirates Percy 10 Weeks by H4ptikk Hello Cutie by Lady-Tori linger by alterOFnotion Flowers in my heaven by RezzanATAKOL Bentley - 5 by Pebels I am shy by MRFarts 2 by DUSTandLIGHT Heather power by BlueColoursOfNature green valley III by indojo Mushketeers by NestR :thumb275098350:Green green green2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't worry about a thing by Healzo Choose your path by Healzo The Companions by Healzo 33.52 - Friends. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Green vitamin by jussta feel the spring by Orwald Shelter by PawelMatys You are in my heart by kyokosphotos First Steps. by andokadesbois Yellow morning by leelloor simple by Ben-Kelevra Profound by MaaykeKlaver After the Rain the sun shines by Sweet-Nature lush by tjasa rabbit by StopScreamGraphy the magic place by StopScreamGraphy :thumb245157477: Brin d'herbes by Somebody--else Freshly showered by Angie-Pictures B R A V E by goRillA-iNK Evolution Is A Matter Of Time by darkcalypso Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler As long as you've got a camera by a2star Life by Joycelinn Tree frog by downpoured This Far Away From Home by Nelleke Delicate by fruitpunch1 Calling you by Morgan-Lou Pas de chance by Somebody--else evening story by Megson green camelopard by kim-e-sens :thumb17359047
InterstellarInterstellar3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Interstellar by MachiavelliCro
Who needs enemy aliens — when the oddities of space travel itself are so mind–blowing?
Terraforming 1.1 by Wasteland-3D
s the following gallery of landscapes of deviantARTist–imagined other worlds well attests to — the natural desire of humans to explore and discover knows no bounds, not even the limits of the Earth’s atmospheric shell. Whatever
Meet Terezka, baby fox with heartbreaking storyHello!Meet Terezka, baby fox with heartbreaking story4 years ago in Personal More Like This
People, I had SO amazing day yesterday!
The weather prognosis was very bad, but finally, the day was sunny and wonderful.
I woke up at 4:30 AM to get to Prague, where I met my friend BlueFox-cz. Together, we travelled to ZOO Děčín, where we saw babies of Máa and Tomáek, two foxes we know very well (BlueFox-cz was the one who took Tomáek to the ZOO in his car. And our friends were those who saved and rised Máa). Kits were cute, but already quite big. We spent few hours in the ZOO, watching baby wild cats, funny squirrels, a running wolf and of course, the foxes.
Then we moved to one wild-preserve. Our friends were given a baby fox!
Myslivci... Well, who are "myslivci"? There is no English tranlastion for this Czech word. Myslivci are Czech hunters, but in fact, they are supposed to CARE for the forest and all the animals. But in the Czech republic, they mostyl have a bad reputation - not because they kill and ea
I haven't posted a journal yetthings I did today:I haven't posted a journal yet2 months ago in Personal More Like This
- bought vocaloid chika
things I did not do today:
- succeed in world domination
How To Draw Tonal Composition StudiesHow To Draw Tonal Composition Studies3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The ability to compose pictures is a fundamental skill for an artist to develop, and a powerful tool for creating compelling and memorable artwork. A method I’ve used to develop my own compositional skills is to study tonal composition.
This tutorial will demonstrate the tonal composition study process in detail, from principles to execution. For a summary, watch the video playlist below or continue reading for the full article.
What is a Tonal Composition Study?
Tonal Composition is the arrangement of shapes of value in a picture or scene. It’s these shapes and masses of value, or light, dark and mid-tone that we want to observe and study.
An example of tonal studies from various painters and illustrators.
Why is Tonal Composition Important?
Tonal Composition is important for many reasons. The first and most important reason relates to how tonal compositio
Be my valentine contest winnersFIRST PLACEBe my valentine contest winners3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Other lovely entries:
Love more, Hate less by leelloorThe Harmony by Lacza
:thumb284567614:Valentine drink ... by aoao2:thumb285131342:Happy Valentine's Day by Lilyas
The New Street Photographer's ManifestoFebruary 7, 2013/by techgnoticThe New Street Photographer's Manifesto2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “decisive moment”— the captured instant when all the photograph’s elements come together to tell a story in a way a text narrative of thousands of words could never begin to. It is what hooks people, both practitioners and advocate-devotees, on the art form. It is uniquely completely immersive in life— step out into the streets— in which the moment of artistic epiphany can never be guessed at until it suddenly happens. When it is properly mastered, it is as pure as the dawn of each new day, as true as the living organism of a teeming street scene catching a breath as one.
It's no easy task to pull a book together for publication and "The New Street Pho
NovemberNovember1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
art by xyzaakrk
My Violin by Earnle Reading Starts With A Seed by AliCat2011
Thin Air by o-BlueMoon-o
Traces of Otherworld by o-BlueMoon-o Square 10 by Mo-Photographer
Untitled by Serdar-T
@ by Philomena-Famulok
Die Silhouette by feigenfrucht Ghost Of Flower I: the Skeleton by karsu666