New Computer and BBAAABBIIEESS?Soooo, yesterday, I got a new laptop. It's a Windows 8 Lenovo and an absolute pain to use. It may be awhile until you see some art, due to me not knowing how to use Windows 8 Also, I think this computer may be faulty, because the mouse quit working in the first 2 hours of use and it got stuck on the login screen and just kept flashing the name of the company.New Computer and BBAAABBIIEESS?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But also, look what I got today...:iconimhappyplz:
Sorry for the crappy pictures, photoshop does not work on this laptop, so I cannot edit them But these are Button Quail and are only a couple of days old Two are mine (my sister claimed one though) and the other two are my fr
The Something About Dragons ContestEdit: The contest deadline is up. The team was overwhelmed by the level of participation from the community. We're working on judging the entries now, but you folks are NOT making this easy. So much love!The Something About Dragons Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Flight Rising is celebrating the release of DragonArt: Ultimate Gallery with a "something about dragons" contest! Share your Flight Rising arts, crafts, or literature by September 28th for a chance to win spiffy dragon swag. We look forward to seeing your creations!
Entries should feature the gods, dragons, or creatures of Flight Rising.
Entries must be your own wor
Endangered Africa ContestContest has ended, judging is in process.Endangered Africa Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has been just over a year since our last contest ended, therefore it's high time we started our next one!
And this is also a chance to celebrate reaching 1,000 members! I never thought this group would get this big. A big thank you to everyone who has joined and helped make this group what it is today!
This contest will be run along very similar lines as our African Predator contest, with multiple winners for multiple categories, listed below.
What We Accept
First of all you need to be a member of AfricanValley in order to participate in this contest.
We accept animals that are of vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered status as decided by the IUCN red list of threatened species. This information can be found on their website, or by looking up said species on wikipedia (which is quicker and easier), as wiki's information is taken from the IUCN's list. You may be surprised to find a lot of animals
My Dog is Missing D: EDIT.Just updated my craigslist ad of Emrys to STOLEN and I get some jerk on me saying he's dead/ate by coyotes (which is IMPOSSIBLE because he's bigger than coyotes in my neighborhood) that I'm stupid for "assuming" he stolen just because he got out/whoever has him DESERVES to keep him because apparently I'm am a awful person for "letting" him run off all the time and they will treat him better than I DID.My Dog is Missing D: EDIT.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SCREW YOU DUDE. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING EVERY DAY TO FIND MY BOY/HOW I AM GIVING 100% EVERYDAY TO FIND MY PET. I DON'T NEED SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW MAKING ASSUMPTIONS AND CRITICIZING ME ON HOW I TREAT MY DOG. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEND ME A HELPFUL MESSAGE TO HELP FIND MY DOG, THAN DO NOT EMAIL ME.
We just got a call from someone that they were pretty sure they saw our dog for sale in a craigslist ad in COLORADO SPRINGS.
COLORADO FREAKING SPRINGS.
That's so far away D':. And I have been ch
[ EVERYONE ] - TGB's Second Mini Opening! ANUPDATE:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[ EVERYONE ] - TGB's Second Mini Opening! ANUPDATE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconsycophantism::iconsaysplz: AT LONG LAST, THE OPENING HAS ENDED! We'd like to thank everyone who applied, and to those who were accepted, welcome! To those who unfortunately did not make it this time around, you can now look forward to and prepare for the next opening, which will be held from November 5th to November 15th! Get an early start on those apps, everyone ;D
Again, thank you all for trying out UvU I can't wait to see what kind of applicants we get next time <3
Hellooooo, Tzurai here, and welcome to a Mini-TGB-Opening! We are so grateful and glad to have people interested in our group, and our current members interested in new spots! Below we have a list of spots for you, and we hope that there's enough for everyone and that everyone gets what they want. I want to warn in advance that there is a known influx of people wanting to
Possible Wolf's Rain Next Generation contest?Hey everyone.Possible Wolf's Rain Next Generation contest?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to see if a contest for :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: and :iconNatsumewolf:'s comic sparkles with everyone? If I held a contest , would anyone join? I am still working out the prize issue with :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: since she is the co-writer. But I know for a fact that the first, second and third winners will get prizes from both of us.
So if you think you would want to join, let me know in this journal.
I think .. so far the first prize would be a art kit, two drawings from both of us, then just gets lesser for the two other winners.
But also, keep in mind, Its :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: 's birthday in 7 days so show her some love ^^ Without her, there would be no comic since I rp it with her.
All artists have talent: a misconception?I hear this phrase ALL THE TIME coming from all directions of people, "You have so much talent to do art like that!"All artists have talent: a misconception?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I wrote this journal I decided to look up the actual word: Talent is defined as a special natural ability or aptitude. I.E. being just a natural at drawing. While I will say that there is always someone out there with a natural gift in art, there are also people out there that just have a natural gift for anything that exists. There are natural scientists, natural writers, natural sports players, the list can go on.
Any time I hear someone tell me I have talent, I know whole heartedly they mean well and are praising me, but what they fail to actually praise is my hard work and dedication to my skill set. I was not "this good" out of thin air. Maybe I had some talent...maybe. But I think it is more appropriate to describe me as having the patience and drive for a certain skill which in turn becomes developed on. If you are truly motivated a
My Dog is Missing D: (Journal #2)So today was the day that my friend would infiltrate the enemy base to confirm if they had my dog.My Dog is Missing D: (Journal #2)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They now claim they never had an aussie or border collie now!
The lady that was there today was the same one that told me and my sister to give up. They were rude to my friend like they were to us and said that the other 4 workers that told him the day before they had an aussie LIED. And one of the workers at first started to say that the dog was healing-but stopped mid sentence and said they never had one. They also said that none of their dogs have ever been bitten.
Yesterday, the 4 workers told my friend Davianna the following-
- The dog got bit by another dog and had a big injury on the side of his neck that he obtained by a dog named ACE. I wish I knew what vet they visited, so I can ask if someone brought in an injured dog with a bite.
I am just SOOOOO mad right now >o<
Alrighties, so you know
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
Shit has hit the fan! PLEASE READ! Updated!UPDATE May 12th:Shit has hit the fan! PLEASE READ! Updated!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am feeling kinda off lately. The suddenly warm and humid early sumemr weather is really getting to me.
Constant tiredness, insomnia and a very short fuse isn't helping matters. I have an anger problem, always had, but right now I have trouble keeping it in check.
I also managed to twist my ankle yesterday. The already injured one. Yeah, I am that good.
Finished another commission. But I am not sure how far it gets us. Now I am kinda out of commissions. Anyone commissions me would be great. I might even be able to draw big cats. I have been practicing a lot lately, as you see.
We also ran out of food. I could take a bit of money from my paypal, but it takes a while until it is on the bank account. I don't complain. I just had a very interesting experience. Made me think. THe cupboards are empty, really, we used up everything we had in store. So today I literally broke bread with my girls. I shared my bread with them. I dunno, but doing that had some kind of clo
DEADLINE FOR CONTESTDead Line for contest: JUNE 4, 2012DEADLINE FOR CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whats the contest about?: The contest will be to design a front cover, chapter art or draw out your fave part of the comic.
Rules: Please do not add any characters that DO NOT belong in the comic. Do NOT use linearts! Nothing written please. make sure its your own art. It can be digital or traditional ( your preference ) .
You can also submit as many pictures as you want, not just one.
What we will be looking for: People who use their creative skills in entering the contest. That also means people who do the characters designs spot on.
Third prize: ( Its still being worked out) Sketch from :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: and :iconNatsumewolf: each
Second Prize: ( Still being worked out) Colored picture from :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: and :iconNatsumewolf: ( so two pictures )
First Prize: ( Still being worked out) A watercolor set, two colored pictures from :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: and :iconNatsumewolf:
The contest is being held by :icon0emo-w
A poem about my day.I whisked away to go to Wal-Mart,A poem about my day.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I got there I walked into a fart.
I grabbed a cart and tried to pry it off the other one,
A lady asked me for spare change, dear god she must have weighed a ton.
I said to poor fat lady "Not today."
In which she replied "What are you gay?"
I asked poor fat lady "Why do need money? Why not ask some other men?"
She said "I really need alot of money, I need it to feed my children."
I looked into her cheeto stained shirt as she stood tall,
I said "Well you should have shared the food with your kids instead of eating it all."
I got what I needed and stood in the express line,
And of course there standing behind me is a loud man who smelled of wine.
He would not shut up OH it made me so mad,
Then he fell over and could not get up HA it made me glad.
The lady in front of me said "Could you go help that man",
I said "I wish I could but I am late for a tan."
She said "No really he looks like he is dead",
I looked over to the drunk with his legs all spread.
Anthro Challenge #108 - Thank A MailmanWelcome to the 108th installment of Anthro Challenge!Anthro Challenge #108 - Thank A Mailman8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you have any suggestions for themes, please feel free to comment on the front of our group or send us a note! We are welcome to new ideas from the Community! What themes do you find more challenging vs others?
AnthroCommunity | anthrochallenge
Contest Deadline: June 1st, 2014 - June 30th, 2014
TWO WEEKS LEFT
What Your Challenge Is
How would your character thank a mailman? Is he the mailman? Does he not like the mailman? Would he chase after the mailman?
Your Art Piece Must Have...
You MUST have "Anthro Challenge" somewhere in your TITLE to count! (( You can abbreviate it by saying "AC #" ex: AC #104 )).
Anthro Related character/creature/thing/etc somewhere in the piece
MUST be related to the contest theme!
CONTEST - ends 15th of dec, win 1 year premium:icondragonhi: I am making a new "draw my characters contest"! yayCONTEST - ends 15th of dec, win 1 year premium2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2 shared 1st place winners: will get 1 year premium membership! + feature in journal
shared 2 place winners: 3 month premium membership and journal feature
Taianu: the number 2 Kaywawolf:
more than one entry is always welcome
The winner will be the artist with the drawing i like best
I have no idea what im gonna like best, so try to impress me! [La la la la]
What would be cool though, is if you try to draw something symbolic? ( thats not neccesary but just an idea for inspiration) with maybe a rose, a key or a sword inside the
Rules The name of the wolvesRules2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Names must translate to something in the language Native American. (You can look up meanings or use this awesome site for references http://www.babynameguide.com/categorynativeamerican.asp?strCat=Native-American )
Examples: "Achak" means spirit, "Ayasha" means little one, "Akecheta" means fighter. (Names reflect the wolves character)
Please make sure the name you have chosen for your wolf isn't already in use with another group member!
Pups-Wolves will remain pups until they are 7 months old.
Iotas-When wolves are 7-8 months old they become Iotas and start their training. When they are 12 months old they end their training.
Epsilons- 1-10 years old. Alphas,betas, and healers are usually 3+ years old at the least.
Seniors- 10+ years. (Wolves can live up to 15 years.)
Creating Your Character
You must use realistic colors. <b>
WelpSince :iconawhellno: *cough cough* is taking so long with her fanart, I will double update if these conditions are met.Welp2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know I have at least 100 watchers who like my writing, so if this journal can get 50 favorites (you can remove it after the set date) I will double update To Live For Life by Christmas. December 25th (I think I'll have internet that day) you will get a double update IF this journal gets 50 favorites!!
That is the ONLY condition.
Well there might be a slim chance out of pity if you guys get close.
IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS WHO READ MY STORY LET THEM KNOW TO COME FAVORITE THIS TOO.
Because I would really like to update for you guys, but unless I get enough people wanting it I'll put it off because I do have other projects I'm working on.
For those of you who might not know what To Life for Life is, it is my ongoing Homestuck fanfic that started out as a Johnkat but is kind of evolving and becoming a bigger thing, more plot based and the like. You can read the first c
(READ THIS PLEASE) Questions for you allllllSo this is some sort of update dealy to give you guys reasons as to why I haven't done much on here.(READ THIS PLEASE) Questions for you allllll1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Job search keeps me from posting
2. Life keeps me from posting
Now, for "Of Kindred Hearts"
I know I kinda left it as a cliff hanger but I have my reasons. As some of you may know, my laptop broke down long ago and am using a older one that my brother's girlfriend kindly let me borrow(for which I am grateful). That, however, is NOT the main reason. The main reasons are because Life is simply keeping me busy (like, dude. I barely even sketch anymore.) and I wanted to stop for a bit. I wanted to stop and get better at all the things that went into the comic. Things like my knowledge of anatomy, my writing, my knowledge of colors (every aspect of it), and many other things (story development, character development, etc). I hope to continue for a couple years in order to hone my skills. Then, I will continue OKH and it'll be better than ever! Seriously, you guys. I have SOOOOO many ideas
Anthro Artist Feature & Interview - BalaaAnthro Artist Feature & Interview would like to feature balaa for this months issue and installment #5! Hello Anthro Community! This months feature for Anthro Artists Feature and Interview is highlighting the amazingly talented balaa.Anthro Artist Feature & Interview - Balaa3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have had the honor and pleasure of being able to interview balaa. Below you will find an interview and feature of this deviants amazing work.
Ceremonial Repose by balaa has been one of my favorites from her gallery for a long while. It shows such great attention to detail from each strung bead to the waving coarse of fur and hair.
balaa has been a favorite Anthro artist of mine ever sense I discovered her a while ago on DeviantART. Her work is breathtaking and really shows what time, effort and amazing skill can conjure when put together with nothing but imagination fueling it. The amount of details in everything she puts into her pieces is so inspiring and worth
FAQ . Cold Porcelain ClayQ. What is Cold Porcelain?FAQ . Cold Porcelain Clay7 years ago in Personal More Like This
A. Cold Porcelain is a soft and clean air hardening clay that can be formed into any shape with exceptional details.
Q. Who can use Cold Porcelain Clay?
A. Cold Porcelain is great for artists, crafters and children.
Q. How do the sculpted pieces dry?
A. The Cold Porcelain pieces dry from the outside in. It dries with natural air and does NOT need to be baked to cure. The pieces dry hard and NOT sponglike.
Q. What can I make with Cold Porcelain?
A. Cold Porcelain is ideal for modeling pieces such as flowers, figurines and sculptures. It can also be used to decorate store bought items or combined with other craft projects.
Q. What designs can I make to the Cold Porcelain clay?
A. The designs you can make are only limited by your imagination. Cold Porcelain can be stamped with stamps, shaped with modelling tools, molded with molds, rolled with rollers or pasta machine, cut using cookie cutters and of course free hand sculpted.
Q. What can I use t
New Ripped Werewolf T-shirts now available!!!JournalNew Ripped Werewolf T-shirts now available!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HAIRY WERWOLF T-SHIRTS!
Click to see larger example
Had this design in my mind for a while with all the brainstorming for more t-shirts for my store, and I came up with this! I'm sure its not 100% original, but hope you guys like it! Also, what other colors do would you be interested in? I'm also considering doing feline fur patterns, like tiger, leopard, etc. I'll have to re-do the entire thing to make a black version, so for now I'm sticking with the white. Mostly because it stands out way better.
Click here to purchase a shirt!
I apologize that the price is high, but I only make a few bucks off each of my t-shirts, so I can't do much to take the price down. Please note that there are kids' sizes too, so don't confuse them with the adult sizes.
Enjoy and leave feedback in the comments about more from this style!
ScreamPrompt #1, March 2010Grudge Match of the Century: Do Vs. TryScreamPrompt #1, March 20105 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is a sermon attached to this prompt because there needs to be. Stick with me, there is a reason for it.
How many times have you said the following:
”I tried but it didn’t work.”
You wanted to do something to improve your life, you “tried” once and it didn’t work immediately so you gave up. If external forces were in play, I might buy what you’re selling. However, I don’t think that’s what’s going on.
So here’s my question: Why didn’t you just do it? Now, I don’t mean to sound like a shill for Nike, but come on. Now think about how many times you have said the following:
”I did it.”
See where I’m going with this? The odds of failing will be higher if you try to do something instead of actually doing it. Try
Is your pet your art totem?Its amazing how much of an impact animals have on humans in general, but on a personal level you can really tell how much we truly love our own pets. I'm not talking about "your favorite animal", but referring to the critter that lives in your home and is always in the forefront of your mind.Is your pet your art totem?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are inspired by this creature be it by their behavior, their texture, their body proportions or even inspired by how they move about. Your pet is your best muse and they are always wanting to show you their nature and interact with you. The subconscious or conscious decisions you make when developing your artwork has evidence of your pet in there
1. Do you find yourself more inspired when you are with your pet?
2. If you're making creature artwork, do you find their designs hold some qualities that are found in your pet without purposefully doing it?
3. Is it easier for you to draw the animal that is your pet because you st
Etch a sketch feature!Neat fact: I am not the only other etch-a-sketch artist on dA. (Gasp!) There are actually a couple gifted knob-turners. I thought it'd be nice to show all of you a gallery of some other art that you may feast your eyes upon.Etch a sketch feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frosted Flakes Etch-a-Sketch by bryanetch by :iconbryanetch:
Jack of clubs with card by SlightlyTintedRed The Sorcerer's Apprentice2 by SlightlyTintedRed Toy Story Etch a Sketch by SlightlyTintedRed by :iconslightlytintedred:
2.1 Spiderman Etch A Sketch by EtchUProductions 2.3 Invisable Girl:woman Etch A Sketch by EtchUProductions Flash Quick Change Etch A Sketch by EtchUProductions American Gothic by EtchUProductions by :iconetchuproductions:
Mermaid Trapped in EtchaSketch by Capital-J Albert Einstein Etch-a-Sketch by Capital-J All I Can Do Is Stairs by Capital-J by :iconcapital-j:
Etch-a-Sketch Yoda by SpaceshipLewis by :iconspaceshipLewis:
Enjoy clicking away--I'd love to hear some of your fa
We are sure fire WINNERS!-2 GOT PASSION?Donetsk-сity, Nihon Taisai Anime Festival 2012We are sure fire WINNERS!-2 GOT PASSION?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Prize for the Best Play and The Grand Prix of festival!
Guys, I'm so proud of you! Well done!
Daichi as Abel
:icontai-atari: as Praxis
:iconamiaka: as Deimos
And lot of thanks for :iconhamletmachine: for her wonderful characters! I'm sorry for what we have done with them =J