RESPECT. THE. MODELS !!!Ok so it seems I'll have to do that too.
I'll keep it simple : read the title.
I've been doing a bit of nude photography these last months and even though the vast majority of the people who visited, faved and commented my photos were totally fine, there's always a small fraction of weirdos/perverts/wathever and that really pisses me off.
I'll say that once : nude/erotic photography is not porn and models are not objects (and that also applies for porn models by the way) !
so everyone have to BEHAVE PROPERLY and RESPECT THE MODELS
you can act as a dickhead with me, attack me, critique me, send me weird messages, BUT... one more time... Don't touch the models.
If you want to write some kind of pervert comment, keep in mind that nor the model, nor the photographer, nor even the people who truly appreciate the photo will like your comment.
You want porn ? Fine. There are plenty of website for that on the net, or even photo galleries here on dA that are more about porn than about nude. Use
Finding Stock Images: A guideFinding Stock Images: A guide4 years ago in Other More Like This
WHAT IS STOCK?
Everyone knows about copyright. All of your work that you post on dA is copyrighted to you; and that is why dA is allowed to delete or ban people for claiming your work as their own, or referencing your work without your permission. The same license that protects your work does go for other people's work, on and off dA. Remember that!
Creative Commons is the sister to the copyright. It is still a license that says "I MADE THIS. YOU CAN'T SAY YOU MADE IT. You can, however, use it."
Creative Commons is broken into several tags, and these tags dictate how the image can be used. More than one clause can be added. (All of my stock is uploaded as Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial).
ATTRIBUTION - Credit the creator. Usually the uploader will provide how they would like to be credited. Most people on dA require a link back to their dA profile (such as :iconusername: or username . This will show up as either their icon or their username
Creating a balanced characterWhat is a well balanced character?Creating a balanced character3 years ago in Other More Like This
A well balanced charater is one you would believe is really existing. Creating a character like this may seem not easy at all and sometimes even impossible but it is all about relating information about your character, a bit knowledge of human nature and psychology with each other.
If you manage to master this combination, you will be able to create characters that can come to life on their own.
Sounds good but pretty complex, right? Let me show you.
First of all: A character should always be the result of many factors being combined as I mentioned above.
-> Never say the creation progress is done when you miss out e.g. on important events in their backstory or did not mention their family/parents!
You can start out with different aspects and then build up the remaining parts very often but to keep some structure let's start with your characters backstory.
What happens to you in your life forms your personality and character.
Ever seen one of thos
The Necessity of Flaws in CharacterizationOkay. Close your eyes (well, maybe just one) and imagine your favorite fictional character. Are they strong? Compassionate and giving? Witty and clever? Wise and intelligent? No matter the make-up of their awesomeness, they probably bring a smile to your face and that warm, fuzzy feeling to your insides. You probably remember vividly their adventures and hijinks, their clever retorts, or how amazing they were at figuring out some wild and crazy puzzle. They probably inspired your own writing. You probably wanted to recreate that smile and fuzzy feeling with your own readers, so you made your version of the character (or took some of their traits) and integrated them into your prose.The Necessity of Flaws in Characterization3 years ago in Writing More Like This
This is all fine and dandy, especially considering there's nothing new under the sun, but there's a good chance you missed out on something really important. Let me explain.
It's great to have a badass character who kicks ass and takes name. But what makes them so badass? Is it that they can lift a Hummer w