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
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 Contest3 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
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?3 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
Possible Wolf's Rain Next Generation contest?Hey everyone.Possible Wolf's Rain Next Generation contest?4 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.
[ 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
My messages are auto-deleting? :(Hey there guysMy messages are auto-deleting? :(3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here to ask you something quite important
When using my Message inbox lately, it would happen sometimes that, upon refreshing the page, some of my messages disappeared, without me actually deleting/replying to them. This morning, for example, the whole stack of comments from the last page of Chakra got automatically deleted, which forced me to go to the page and manually answer the messages.
No problems here to be frank, since it's okay to me to do it this way, but replies are more complicated :C When replies get auto-deleted, I have lots of trouble finding the original message and they are just left unanswered
I was wondering if any of you were experiancing the same issue, and if you did, how did you eventually solve it? I contacted the help desk more than once but the problem was never solved
Anywho, please, If you send me a message and don't get a reply from me within ONE WEEK, feel free to resend it to me There's no way I'd lose your comment
Fall page changeturning page fallsaucesauceFall page change3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DAT GLOWING FALLSNUFF
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
Endangered Africa ContestContest has ended, judging is in process.Endangered Africa Contest4 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
Well, seems realism isnt that popularWhat is it with all my watchers?!Well, seems realism isnt that popular3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why are most of you so... negative about this change? It really pisses me off that most of you are so closed-minded when it comes to a style change, I mean, you should have watched me because you like my art, and due to a minor edit most of you go WTFBBQ I DONT LIEK IT CAUSE ITS NOT DESUUUU ANIMOAR
Its still my art! Which is what you watched me for.
Well, I thank all the people that have supported this change, and were not against it.
And to all of those that didnt like the idea of change, congrats, you win, im going to draw cartoony again cause you all seem to like it. Happy now?
I'll just scrap any realism, so if you prefer it, go and look at my scraps.
This guy is mean. :(Among my beautiful wall of "thank you for the llamas", "thanks for the favs", and "I love your series" on my wall, there's just one guy, Gagzu who decides to come in and post this link to my wall. What a jerk.This guy is mean. :(3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Basically it's a little baby crying about how when they go to the Typography page, they get black backgrounds and white text.
Anyway, at first, I was just mad and told him "Good for you. Now go away. Nobody cares." but then I thought about it... the point is, he doesn't see the art because the art isn't in the image. It's in the people's minds, hearts, and actions... and those are a bit hard to create physical representations for. I messaged him again with something kinda like this. I don't know when he'll see it though.
And I know it's stupid for me to create a journal about this, but I was seriously offended. I haven't had ANYBODY treat me like this on
Commissions InfoCommissions Info3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I can/can’t draw
1 - I can draw OC. Reference images are great but I can work with descriptions.
2 - I can do fanarts. I'm hesitant to do real life series but not totally against it.
3 - no NSFW. Which means, no porn, no gore, no disturbing themes.
4 - No furries mecha or alien monsters. Nothing against them, I just can’t draw it.
5 - No animals. I'm still not confident in my ability to draw them.
1 - Payment in USD through Paypal.
2 - Payment is done after I finish the piece
3 - I will send a sketch of it your way to see if you like it before moving on to the rest
4 - Prices are negotiable under certain circumstances.
5 - I am entitled to refuse you if I am not comfortable with what you ask.
Any questions or inquiries can be asked through my notes or you can directly e-mail me
Send your commission details to my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For your ease, copy paste this form and fill
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?3 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
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?3 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
The Future of HomestuckNext up after this act, we'll read ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 1.The Future of Homestuck3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then that continues until ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 5, followed by ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 5 ACT 2 (retroactively making ACT ACT 6 ACT 5 into ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 5 ACT 1). Then ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 1, and so on.
Eventually Hussie will have to label his acts in shorthand, with titles like "ACT 612.5.1" and "ACT 641.3", because the string of sixth-acts-within-sixth-acts will become too unwieldy to read in titles ("ACT 612.5.1", for example, is short for "ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 6 ACT 5 ACT 1").
The point I guess I'm trying to make is this: Rejoice, ye Homestuck fans, because this seven-act webcomic is evidently never going to end, instead continuing on for eternity Zeno's-paradox-style. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!
FAQ . Cold Porcelain ClayQ. What is Cold Porcelain?FAQ . Cold Porcelain Clay8 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
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
Anthro Challenge #108 - Thank A MailmanWelcome to the 108th installment of Anthro Challenge!Anthro Challenge #108 - Thank A Mailman1 year 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!
Love of wolves (mating season) - PHOTOSHelloLove of wolves (mating season) - PHOTOS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, kiriban (766 666) is VERY close!
At second, Brno's females, Alex and Clair, are in heat now. I went to the ZOO to take some photos - because of mating season, wolves were very excited and active. I had a great chance to watch their fantastic and natural behavior, which included gentle touches, aggresivity (not between alphas and beta, but younger wolves were somehow excited) and mating itself. It was just incredible to observe so intimate moments of the lives of wolves. Thanks to winter, I was totally alone with them - only me and wolves. I would like to share some shots I took - sorry for lower quality, the weather was cloudy and as you can imagine, wolves were moving a lot. Although I took some photos of mating itself, I do not want to post such shots. Not to offend some of my watchers (mating and also eating are absolutely natural for animals ) but to somehow respect privacy of the wolves
Thank you for every it would help me to share this
Journal CSS code that I use!Here is the code I use for my simple sauce journal. The original artist who made it took it down, so im sharing it.Journal CSS code that I use!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hopefully it will work haha.
how to change the colors in the journal
To change the colors of the journal, change the codes that look like this "#A6B2A6" this is a color code. two first are Red values, two middle ones are green values, and the last two are blue values. RGB.
If you make everyone of them the same letter or number you will get grey.
000000 = Black
FFFFFF = White
FF0000 = Red
00FF00 = green
0000FF = Blue
The colors darkest to lightest is
how to add a background
You need to change the word "link" with an actual link haha.
Which is were you change the background image if you use one.
Copy the code under and paste it in your journal skin
font-family:"Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode",Verdana,Arial,sans-s
(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 allllll2 years 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
Documentary?!Hello!Documentary?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, you guys all probably have my poem "Drowning" memorized by now becuase I'm constantly talkign about it. I keep getting awards and mentions and everyone just really loves it.
As you may recall, I got an Honorable Mention of California Coastal Commission's 2013 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest for K-12 students. That's a mouthful! It's still up on the website for all to see, and it's travelling up and down the coast in galleries, and they're probably doing stuff with it that I'm unaware of.
But, something that I was recently notified about is that Channel HBO is doing a children's documentary about the coastal cleanup that's goign on this month. They're also including the art and poetry contest that I got a mention in, and they contacted my mom and asked if she was down for sending a recording of me answering some questions about the environment and poetry, as well as reading my poem. I am not getting paid for this, but it's still really awesome!! I'll tell
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim