Please read - Thank you so much ^^To everyone who have supported me until now.
For all every fav+ comments watched featured and commissions,
Please know that I'm really grateful and there is more than a word to describe this.
I'm sorry that I don't have time to respond much like before.
But I really appreciate it. <3 ^_^
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I'm still working hard to improve and compete with myself.
I've learnt so much from many people I knew recently.
^^ I think we should realize that we are doing what we love and we should be happy.
Please don't compare yourself to anyone but your own.
As long as we are improving from what we were, it means we are closer to the goal.
I wish you all good luck and I hope you are doing well for what you do.
I'm cheering you ! Let's do our best.
Have a good day!
Take care of yourself.
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Commission contact : email@example.com
Project Educate: Manga/Anime Week Its that time of Project Educate again! Manga/Anime week is back, and better than ever!Project Educate: Manga/Anime Week2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So for those of you who are curious, this is what the week is going to look like.
Manga/Anime Opening CeremoniesWhat are original characters articleManga/Anime Spotlight: featuring azarathManga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Photoshop
Digital Art gallery FeatureABC's of Anime Master ArticleInterview with Namie-kunManga/Anime Tutorial Hub: Drawing Anime
Traditional Art gallery featureInterview with LuluSeasonInterview with :devw
Microsoft Surface Pro Hands-On + Thoughts for ArtThe local Boston Microsoft store has the Surface Pro on display, and I got a good solid 30+ minutes to play with it.Microsoft Surface Pro Hands-On + Thoughts for Art1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Pro is definitely thicker than the Surface RT and even the iPad 1, but it's not to the point of feeling unattractive -- if anything it improves handling a little bit because it makes it nearer to the thickness of something like a book. I had no problem gripping the drive in portrait mode one-handed. (Being a widescreen device, it can get a little uncomfortable in landscape mode, but only if gripped from the sides. Top or bottom is just fine. Two handed is no problem at all.) The great thing about the Microsoft store is that they don't tether their devices down, so you can unplug it, pick it up, move around with it, really get a feel. That said, the weight, at 2 lbs, is no issue to me either. I have big hands, and I'm used to picking up heavy stuff for long periods of time (groceries etc) so I can't speak for everyone on that -- but if I owned the Pro, I'd have no qua
On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to EndlingEndling posted this [click here] answer to a questioned by one of his followers on Tumblr.On Art Schools + Art Style: A response to Endling1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It pertains to how his art school and supporters treated/reacted to his particular art style in an academic and professional setting. Give that a read first then come back here.
I posted a response to it that I also wanted to share on my DeviantART. (If you're getting tired of me ranting about my experience at school, sorry, but this stuff means a LOT to me. I want to try to inform other people of what my time was like there so that if YOU go, you're all the wiser.) Response was as follows:
This is partially one of my problems with art schools at this point in time. They're ridiculously expensive, and because of the rapid change in art/media industry and culture, fall into generally one of these two categories:
1) They typically have instructors who are remnants of doing their bes
Love the Artist, not the Art!Commissioners, please read my Terms Of Service!Love the Artist, not the Art!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
TOS verbage shamelessly stolen from wolf-nymph because she said I could...
The average person has very little respect for artists. I'm not saying they don't respect art, because they love art. Even if they don't understand the art itself, people understand the cultural and personal need for Art. But outside of the entertainment and advertising industries you find very few people who see a need for artists. I'm not sure how many conversations I have had where people ask me what I went to school for then laughed at me because I have a major in art and a minor in art history.
"Wanted an easy A, huh?"
"Didn't want to take real classes?"
"How do you like being poor?"
These people hardly ever realize that they've just insulted me. The same people that claim "I wish I could draw/paint like that" look down on the person that did the piece. Apparently art is supposed to be a talent that you either ha
AskTheArtist InterviewInterview with *JonasDeRo 11/11/12AskTheArtist Interview1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is ~thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *JonasDeRo, a very talented artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, JonasDeRo.
<JonasDeRo> Hello all, the pleasure is all mine!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~Fisharto asks "Without sharing too much of your ways to making environments how do you come up with ideas for painting?"
<JonasDeRo> Hello Fisharto, good question!
<JonasDeRo> I would say my main source of inspiration is traveling. I love painting but I love to travel even more; seeing cities, towns, nature really inspires me in the first
Feelin' down but looking to improve in art?...[Disclaimer: I acknowledge the following statements are merely opinions and it is completely fine if you disagree with any of them. I'm merely hoping you'll find my journal informative and inspiring.]Feelin' down but looking to improve in art?...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're wondering how to improve as an artist, the answer is...
Practice, of course! But, I've also come to understand that the attitude we bring towards improving is almost as equally important, if not more important. I say this because it is our attitude and mindset which may determine whether we are "in the mood" to practice or not, and of what subjects we're willing or limiting ourselves to practice.
I believe a lot of artists may feel they are not getting much better at art and feel frustrated because they've been drawing intensely for months or years. Some may have actually improved noticeably but won't let themselves recognize it because it's not good according to their standards or expectations. Or some may have actually not improved much because they have become
Current Contests and Commissioners!:iconyarnballcat5s::iconyarnballcat4end::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat1start:Current Contests and Commissioners!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal will keep track of current contests of our members or affiliates! Other group's and people's contests can be advertised here, too. If you want to promote your contest, write a comment on this journal or note the group or me, I will add your contest to this journal. (The contests are sorted by deadline.)
If you do commissions and want to be added onto our list, leave a comment on this journal (not on our profile page please) or note the group or me. (It's only for members of Kawaii-World, otherwise this journal would be too long. If the link to your commissions doesn't exist anymore
Help is needed!:iconyarnballcat5s::iconyarnballcat4end::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat3add2::iconyarnballcat1start:Help is needed!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This journal is something like a bill-board. You can ask people for help, e.g. looking for an art trade partner, collab partner etc. If you're looking for help, comment on this journal with what kind of help you need.
It would be nice if you could comment again, if you got your help so that I can take you down from this journal. I will take down most things that are one month old because I can't keep track of every help request.
Site Update: Happy New Year!What's NewSite Update: Happy New Year!2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As with the previous Site Update, this week's Site Update is a little different than usual in that we don't have any publicly visible changes due to our holiday closure. However, stay tuned because we'll be back in full force next week! In the meanwhile, check out...
You're Not Alone
Throughout the holiday season and looking forward to the New Year, it can be easy to feel an ineffable disconnect for any multitude of reasons. But if the thriving and ever-growing community of deviantART can give you one gift now and in the year to come, it's the knowledge that you are not alone. Let art and community into your soul for an inspirational dose of healing whenever you may need it.
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Thank you for the feedback on the
Use HeadSmash!as everyone know I made the Head Smashing Base (also my very first base EVER)Use HeadSmash!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And I have to say I did't really expect anyone to use it at all, but I was wrong! XD
So happy that there are some out there who liked it and and decided to use it!
means a lot to me!
Here is everyone I found who used it
:iconmnrART: :iconSoulenite: :iconGabbythedragon: :iconKiytt: :iconApollo924: :iconSnowflake8591: :iconaacrell96: :iconIchikoWindGryphon: :iconIamSKETCHcat: :iconSiryuu: :iconSapphireOctopus: :iconSkipSkid: :iconFourth-Star: :iconCynderheart: :iconDr-Wolves: :iconSpanglersm: :iconhatenadjstar:
Two Thousand and Not TwelveFirst of all,Two Thousand and Not Twelve1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to thank everyone for the Birthday Wishes back in December I tried answering all or most of your Birthday/Holiday wishes, and I am really sorry if I missed your comment! If you did not get a response from me or if you had a question, please feel free to send me a note anytime and I'll get back to you
Second, I know I went missing for about two months but I'm hoping that things will start slowing down again so I can work on comics and other art-related things. I have a bunch of tm Comics lined up since... 4 months ago... and I'm hoping to actually work on them soon (Along with StupidFox, of course). But mainly during these past two months, I've been doing a lot of sketching and going back on working with old mediums.
Warning: This is a Beginning of a Rant
Recently, I've realized that I do not have as much time to work on art as I did one year ago. And I l
How to really get famous on dA+100 point giveaway!How to really get famous on dA - 100 point giveaway!How to really get famous on dA+100 point giveaway!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
[Giveaway details at the bottom]
So, I have been seeing a lot of these guides, but let's be honest. They are either incredibly, incredibly long-term or simply don't work at all. All of these have points like "comment on things, be yourself, share your awesome", but let's be honest. That doesn't work.
No, I am here to show you how to break the lotus-eater machine behind short-term dA fame. I'll teach you to exploit the systems so dA will have a reason to fix them.
Yeah, I am writing this completely out of my own selfish desire to get dA's popularity system either broken and bended over a snooker table or fixed. So use these exploits while they still work. And I will be using these as means to spread the message. Because the algorithms dA use are borked and easily exploitable.
100-points giveaway "contests".
This one is the easiest one to pull of, and has a relatively low cost-per-watch ratio. 100 point
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!Happy 2014! I hope you start the new year off right!HAPPY NEW YEAR!!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rain of bunnies by Vicle-chanCommander Erwin Smith by Jeannette11Mother Nature by kissingcyanideRedhead with freckles by KyaroruKiniroFemur by WolframiaTGL_ Y esto? by MegumiHatake[Commission for Larinelle] OC -Vianne by raptorthekillerStar Ronin: navidad 2013 by NecroCCAvro DeHavilland by S3rb4nBW2 Pokemon Team by MizunoSerenade[Otaku Story] Navidad 2013 C: by irenereruPacoxGia by Adelfa3Guitar Man by Violette-KollontaiA Bad Gang by GsTishiSalvaje by Raulian[Otaku Story] Navidad 2013 C: by irenereruDog chocolate clay by BoltessionAnimae Dimidium Meae by MordredsLullabySebastian Michaelis - Chibi by LordessSkadiAsh and Serena-Merry Christmas! by PricorniaThe baffling encounter in the Temple of Water by NemesisIlitANewWorld fiction: The royal fairy of Christmas by DestinySwordGin-chan i Kagura...on the walk? by AoiWindYou know it!! by TsuchiKuroiGolden Breeze by ByrsaCatching star by ChyanaBottle Aoki Lapis by KoRe-MiChI
ImprovementOver the years, many people have asked me for how long I've been drawing. While it's true that I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I was never that serious about it. In a sense, you can ask yourself if I was any serious on art altogether. Because, in the end, all kids draw. I think most people can remember making drawings in grade school. Because it's something kids do naturally. Depicting the world around them with images. The beautiful thing is that kids have no fear. They just draw whatever they like, and are usually happy with it. It isn't until the age of 10 or 12, that the outside world suddenly expects you to be either good at something, or stop doing it. It's at that age that we become self cautious about drawing. And therefore it's around that age many kids eventually stop drawing.Improvement3 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I came to that age as well. I have to admit... it kicked in a little late on me.
For those that wonder what I'm talking about; those are the 2 years I stopped
What Can I Do in the Community?Want to be more active in the community, but not entirely sure of what you could possibly do? Here's a list of some wonderful community projects, features, and groups that you can take part in!What Can I Do in the Community?6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And please feel free to comment below if you have a project/feature/group you'd like me to add to the list!
Some active community projects you can participate in!
Spreading-Awareness by NicBelroque
This group is dedicated to positively and creatively engaging deviants in social causes and issues affecting many people worldwide. Sign up to write an article here.
Praising Life Project by Astrikos
Add your own inspiring message to the list by commenting here or donate points to help reach the 30,176 point goal. Check out the newest update.
Sad Bunny Face's intro StoryBunny face, is a little and cute bunny living in a small village with all the other bunnies.Sad Bunny Face's intro Story10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
His dream is to become someone special and doing something meaningful with his life. He tries hard everyday to do something that really matters, though no one notices bunny face, And if they do they don’t believe that Bunny Face has what it takes to become anything out of the ordinary, after all he's no different from all the other villagers.
But there is one person who believes in Bunny Face, his caring and loving mother. she wants Bunny Face to keep in mind that he can be whatever he wants to be.
Though one day an Evil army of one-eyed creatures and their evil leader attack the village and steal all the carrots, after all carrots make your eyesight better. (the one-eyed creatures really need that.)
Their leader uses a dark magic to turn the villagers into stone. but when he is about to turn Bunny Face into stone too, his mother jumps in front of Bunny Face and is the one who
Spotlight Features - Volume 12A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.Spotlight Features - Volume 121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during September 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
Old Art zehahaha!!Hello everyone!Old Art zehahaha!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
--firstly, can you figure out which ONE PIECE character's laugh appears in my title? I don't have much but 15 go to the first deviant who answers!
ok that was completely spontaneous
I said I will show you old art...:iconhurrhurrplz: I also wanted to say something to those who comment like "I'll never be this good" "I wish I had your talent" "When i see your art, I'm like ..what am I doing with my life...:iconlazypoolplz:"
- Firstly, I see my mistakes. I'm not as good as I want to be yet and there are thousands younger artists with wonderful art out there. Sure it's fascinating when a 10 year old draws a masterpiece, but instead of thinking "I must do my best too! Yosha!!" I see many comments with depressive thoughts. Age does NOT matter.
- ANYONE can become better at any age, you just need love and practice . Don't look at your art in bad ways when starting to
Spotlight Features - Vol. 21A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights. Note that this feature is moving to a bi-weekly publication schedule.Spotlight Features - Vol. 213 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three), though admittedly I haven't been so good about that the last few months. The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during March-April 2013. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit mor