So you're not getting enough comments on your workAre you getting fed up of not having enough people watching your work? Maybe wanting more established artists to notice you and comment on your work, but you're not actually getting any? And the big one, not getting enough comments on your artwork? Maybe I can help you here!
Keep reading, though this blog is long, it is worth it
I really want to help many of you get more comments, with providing AoE with all it's staff, to help every one of you become more noticed. However it frustrates me that many are still not taking part and yet are unhappy at how unnoticed they are.
AoE has always encouraged artists to comment and critique artwork. We get so many artists wanting to have more comments on their work, and feel disappointed that they don't get any. There's no magic solution to this, but I can give some pointers on getting more.
Sadly, yes. This *really* is the way you're going to get noticed as an artist. Think about it, if you don't put you
You're an amazing artist.You may not think you're the best. You may hate your art.You're an amazing artist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But why should you?
It's new. It's unique.
It makes you amazing.
You want to know why?
Because you try.
Because you do.
Because you pick up that pen, pencil, chalk, stylus, brush, pastel, chearcoal or whatever you use
and you draw.
You make your mark on the world.
And that makes you amazing.
Stand your ground, know your worth!I'm sure a few of you by now have seen the recent ridiculousness regarding a job posted in the forums for a rather "epic" scene to be illustrated "at the starting price of $30".Stand your ground, know your worth!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will do my very best to keep this short (and hopefully organized), but I want everyone to really get a good feel for this and why it's so important.
*****This applies to both hobbyist and professional artists*****
I know that a lot of you do not do art for a living. You may do art as supplemental income, or maybe you do it strictly for fun. But I want to make something very clear to each and every one of you that does art: if you have the skills, no matter what you consider yourself in regards to the arts industry, make sure you are getting paid for the WORK you are putting in.
So to summarize a lot of what all the fuss with job posting is/was about.
In the job posting the OP is basically looking for the cheapest possible price they can get by way of 'barterin
DESIGN/ART THEFT WARNINGEDIT 2: GUESS WHAT GUYS? SHE DID IT AGAIN.DESIGN/ART THEFT WARNING1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Please do not attack her, just report her, thank you!!
can you guys please stop harassing her? i said at the bottom of the journal that i just wanted to make people aware, not for people to attack her. thank you for your support though, but please stop insulting/attacking her. that's not what i wanted to gain from this.
ive dealt with this issue for far longer than i should have, and ive told this person countless times to stop what she was doing, but she never did. basically, this person has been copying my designs [and previously selling them] for god knows how long even after ive told her every single time to stop. basically, all the time she gave me some sob story of an excuse about how she 'didnt mean to' and whatever the fuck else she wanted to back up her 'stories' with. ive noted her multiple times, as well, only to have her spam me with emoticons and making
This is not okay (about tracing)I just got a report from one observant and kind person about someone tracing of my picture. The picture I am talking about is this one and the traced thing is here and here by spottedeyes120 (gyazo link http://gyazo.com/7bc2339de31ae99a43aa788ab3e3bd7e and http://gyazo.com/22dc9731aaaee0346221d4f1f8e63759 ). As I took a look into this person's gallery (who watches me here, so I'm sure they pretty much know where they took the picture from) and generally much of their stuff is traced as well.This is not okay (about tracing)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is kind of funny because few days ago I recieved another report about someone using this picture for this (gyazo link http://gyazo.com/168daa2efddfd7b4e0c88d7118dc7e5e ) and it makes me wonder if Christmas time is the time for people to become dicks or what?
I guess it's a great opportunity to bring once more the topic of tracing, making bases, re-p
Popular artists and arrogance: RantThis is somehing I've been wanting to write about since almost forever but I always forgot what exactly I wanted to say once I opened dA. Which I did now too, but I will try anyway because otherwise I'll never get to it. xDPopular artists and arrogance: Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So what I was wondering is, why is it that as soon as someone has a certain amount of watchers/pageviews/attention/whatever, that people suddenly start to assume they MUST be arrogant?
I've seen this SO often before and it bothers me to no end. People don't even KNOW the artist personally, but they just randomly assume things about them. I've had a few people come up to me being all "wow I thought you'd be arrogant and all until I actually started to talk to you". Which, in some way, really surprised me. I don't really consider myself "popular". It doesn't feel like I am, I don't feel like I'm an artist a lot of people know. I feel like my watcher count is that high simply because I never moved accounts. A lot of those accounts are inactive now anyway.
This really shouldn't need to be said but (edit)EDIT: It also seems there is a person spreading notes about a website called "our art project", but the link itself is blocked by DeviantArt so they send a note asking you to remove the spaces. This is the note I got:This really shouldn't need to be said but (edit)3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am writing you to tell about new art project
[LINK REMOVED TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM CLICKING IT] (without spaces)
It's totally free and everyone is welcome to join!
I just thought you might be interested
This doesn't seem as suspicious as the other one, and so far nothing really seems wrong with the site. However, I wouldn't trust it. Like the other link, this one is coming from multiple empty accounts who are all new, which should ring an alarm bell on its own. DA hasn't banned these users yet, but the fact that the link is blocked from working through DeviantArt is suspicious enough. There may not be suspicious content on there yet, but there might be later.
Don't trust outgoing links from empty accounts. It's best to flag them as spam, and don't click
I don't fave watermarks.I’ve harped on about this before and I’m going to do it again…..and again and again…..until people stop doing it.I don't fave watermarks.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I do not fave pictures that have watermarks right across them.
This isn’t me being monumentally arrogant and thinking that I alone faving a piece of work bestows upon it some kind of greatness. This is just me having an artistic eye.
If you’ve slaved to create the most astounding piece of work to have ever graced the galleries of deviantart, something that puts all your peers to shame and will remain a benchmark that others aim to match for years to come…..and then across the middle of it you decide to slap a watermark that you spent 5 minutes farting out: you just f**ked up your artwork. You have added something that detracts from my enjoyment of the piece and I’m not going to fave it.
There are a number of brilliant artists out there who I’m on the verge of unfollowing, simply because it irks me so much to see a
Rant: Art/design pricesWARNING: Lenthy rant containing swearing. May cause squeamish and butthurt behaviour. Read at your own risk.Rant: Art/design prices5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, I've seen this floating around dA and other sites a LOT, so I want to throw in my two cents.
First off, I've seen the following around here a lot;
"Why do you spend so much on a virtual design????"
"Why does "x" thing sell for like $600 this is madness!!!111!!"
"Why does this popular artist have so high commissions prices it's unfair!111!! )))))):"
Now first off all:
Why do you bloody care about what a person does with their money?
Why is it so fucking important to you?
But oh wait, of course, it's because YOU can't afford that.
Instead of whining, why don't you save up to buy that thing you want so badly? When you complain on what someone spends their money on or how "expensive" that thing is, you only look like a toddler who cries because they can't get that toy.
Even if you don't want that said thing, why is ANY of your co
How do I price my art?NOTE: This is a quick tutorial on the BASICS of pricing things in general. EVERYTHING in here, such an numbers and examples and just E X A M P L E S. After you read this thoroughly I'd like your opinion too.How do I price my art?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a subject that lot's of people have trouble with. And I am not referring to people who are about to price their work and start taking commissions, but also the people who comment on other people's works, saying their prices are unfair. So here's a quick guide thing according to my knowledge on the basics of pricing things. And I will mention both digital and traditional art.
I'll be using my
slave'sfriend's art as examples for some points.
For the example: quickspace and Berneri ♥
Pricing your Art - General Information
Oh, you're an icon artist! Great!
Oooh look at all those beautiful pixels and icons!
Okay, you're the icon artist for all these! How awesome! I want to commission you!
When you...When you go to favourite something and accidentally...When you...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to get more exposure for your art.I was recently asked for some advice on getting exposure as an artist. Here's my own advice with personal reasons as to why I suggest them. This is not a post for 'bragging', if you take it that way, then please stop reading *i mean this in the nicest way orz* This is stating facts from my experience. What worked for me and what doesn't work. It shows how my own art has gained exposure throughout the years and how yours can too. I am not a fantastic artist, I know what I'm good at and what I struggle with. I work hard for what I know I can push out and I do it proudly. I hope this post will help you earn more followers and give you a bit of inspiration as well.How to get more exposure for your art.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please note this applies to all sorts of art !
1. Sign up and share your art on the most popular sites that involve artists as a large portion of the community. Besides the regular FB, Twitter, etc. there are more specific ones:
- DeviantART- FurAffinity (for those who
Artists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwordsEvery once in a while i get someone trying to hack into my facebook or deviantart. Lately someone sent me a link to a fake tumblr log in screen trying to steal my tumblr password. that person is obsidianwingsofmidnight.tumblr.comArtists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwords1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, i am making this public so that people know what kind of person obsidianwingsofmidnight is and be aware of messages from him/her.
this person claims they were hacked as well. That might or might not be true, either way i don't want to go hunting them down, just be careful of ANYONE sending you links, especially people you never talked to before.
A note for every deviant out there.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PASSWORD THIEVES:
1. Start out by having a very strong password. Having passwords that have numbers and symbols (*!@#$%) is a great way to start, but a sure way of having a strong password is just having a very long one. I saw an article where it said that nothing beats a long password, So it's better to have a long passw
Nom Nom #18Nom Nom #183 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wurr - the first five years27th of June 2007 the first page of Wurr was uploaded online. Today, five years later, what had originally been planned as a mere three page short story with the option of branching out aimlessly has turned into an actual story with a driving plot with 147 pages already existing and two books even printed (English version is under working). Half a decade already. Wow.Wurr - the first five years3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy half-decade birthday, comic!
Man, it's been a long way. And even more still lies ahead, let's see if I can wrap it up before hitting the full decade mark.
Since it's kind of a special occasion, I thought it might be fun to look back to how it became what it is today.
I had wanted to make a comic of my own for something like ten years before Wurr even started, and I had had several started projects in the likes of "this is the greatest idea I've ever had in my life! I must make a comic right now", none of which ever got past their third page. It's funny, before Wurr I always advertised and talked about my comics and
Tip of the DayKeep marching towards your goal.Tip of the Day4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today is not the day to lay down and give up. Skills are developed through persistence.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Kiriban @ 170 118170 118 - gogogoKiriban @ 170 1182 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1st person that sends note with the exact number will get pm
Kiribans are listed below. Ice & Fire prizes are psd files of my artworks (5000x2840px 300dpi), and the last one is 3 months premium membership. And you know how it goes, catch one of the numbers listed on my pageview and note me screenshot of it (please upload on DA stash).
(158 984 Flazilla ) (160 028 oOAutumnSkiesOo )
(164 984 nothinimportant ) (168 028 oOAutumnSkiesOo )
3 Months Premium Membership:
170 118 - 1st person that sends note with the exact number will get pm
Hope Justeena by Kyruto-ChanA song for a sad heart by RazielMB
Fate by cronasonlyfriendCommission: Master Chief by abe70280Hell Above by xTeckuillaFor Oxori (IMVU comm) by MATicDesignS
Holy Spirit by MiaMightConstellation by SourAcidKim Kardashian by luxuryzzMist by C3NTRIC
Cruel world... by ShikumekaNeo as a horse by GaloppingLady:thumb42353827
The-Dragon-Fans: Dragon Hatchling ContestThe-Dragon-Fans: Dragon Hatchling Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dragon Hatchling Contest
That's right! Hatchlings!
Cute and clumsy!
Cenedra with hatchling version
Draw your dragon Original Character "OC", with a hatchling version beside it, as a size comparison. If you don't have an OC, this is a great opportunity to make one!
1. Any medium is acceptable
2. Character can be your own, or is a bought OC.
3. No tracing or copying! PERIOD! All drawings must be original and made by you!
4. And as always, follow dA's rules and our group rules.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask at any time.
How to submit your entry:
Submit all entries into "Contest Folder" in the gallery.
After the contest has ended, the other admins and I will select approximately 10 (or more) entries. We will then hold a poll/journal
People wanting art for free - RantIt’s rant time again. Yay. I know I’ve talked about this topic in the past already but it’s still current for many artists, and I’d like to go into it a little further. That question which pretty much every artist knows only too well.People wanting art for free - Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Can you draw something for me? But I don’t have money.”
No matter how obvious you make it that you’re a professional artist, how eye-catching the commission pricelist on your user page is or how many “I don’t do requests / art-trades”-stamps you plaster all over your journal, people either don’t notice or simply don’t care. And their ways to persuade you to give them what they want get more creative and bold.
Classic approach :
A few sentences of praise and how much they adore your artwork and how much they’d love to have a picture from you. Sometimes they also mention that they don’t have money, which means they are aware of the
A Guide to Requests.I've noticed as of late people have been taking advantage of other artist's generosity when they decide to do some free requests. This usually takes the form of being incredibly specific in one's request and/or being rude and pushy, not to mention the nastiness if the artist decides they can't/don't want to do the request. So I thought I'd make a general guide for those newer to the community and for the old-timers to share around in hopes it'll help educate people.A Guide to Requests.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Disclaimer: There's probably a few dozen of these floating around dA already. This one probably won't be as good as others.
1. Look before you ask.
Most artists will have a sign or at least mention somewhere on their page whether or not they're open for people to make requests. Look for these before asking the artist personally. Chances are the artist gets asked for requests a lot and it's very annoying. Check their profile, their journals, maybe some custom boxes, some pictures might even have it.
2. Ask them pol
HARPG Whoopsies and CorrectionsA resource journal for common mistakes made within the HARPG community because I'm a stickler for factsHARPG Whoopsies and Corrections2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS HORSE IS NOT A DAPPLE GREY.
His name is Austin, he's a Silver Black Tobiano Gyspy Vanner (his geno is EE aa Zz Tt). His coat greys out in the winter and in the summer he has a rich chocolate coat. If you make a character based on him please keep this in mind.
A "hand" is measured in lots of 4 inches. So it's 15hh, 15.1hh, 15.2hh, 15.3hh, 16hh etc
nPrl CrCr or PrlPrl nCr or PrlPrl CrCr CANNOT EXIST.
Pearl and Cream occupy the same locus, so a horse that has both genes present can only ever be nPrl nCr.
RnRn ToTo CANNOT EXIST.
Pretty much the same reason as above. This is also true of Sabino and Dominant White (though hopefully there aren't any WW horses out there because they probably should be... not born?)
The Unspoken Rules of the HARPGHARPG referring to the actual game itself, not the group or community.The Unspoken Rules of the HARPG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's an odd title, but yes, there are some unspoken rules in the RPG that have existed since the game's creation. Some of these rules have been officialised into people's breeds and sub-groups of the community, some have not. I'm going to list off the few I can remember off the top of my head as a reference.
If you want to sell a foal offer it back to the person who designed it, the person who owns the sire or dam, or the person who owned it prior to you first.
This is something I had to deal with today. This rule has been used by people in the HARPG since the very beginning and is honestly just common courtesy amongst breeders. More popular groups like Nordanners and Cavitto have utilised this rule to protect their breeds from going unused or just flat out abused. This seems to have touched a few nerves with people who feel reclaiming goes against their ownership rights a
SO ITS THE STUFF moving in, time of the yearHere in the cold climates, we tend to get spiders and all kinds of animals comming into our houses when the cold sets in. AND I live in a old house.SO ITS THE STUFF moving in, time of the year2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SO IVE BEEN noticing my cat jumping onto the counter a lot lately when Ive gone to sleep, and today I finally caught her and how intrested she seemed to be on that counter. I sneak towards her,and behold there sit a tiny mouse.
xD AND FINALLY AFTER A LOT OF chasing this bastard up and down behind my fridge and finally made it run out of there and under this other funiture which i had a long box laying, It captured itself. Not as smart xD but atleast I managed to rip the box and hoist it up so it couldnt run back out. WOOT time to go outside and let it back into the wild. FAR from my house.
hereis the bugger, it was lucky I was the one who captured it and not my cat. Shes just laying beside the box now hunting it jealously xD
Ive never really had a mouse inside before which stayed for that many days, im pretty sure its because of my bird wh
We Do NOT Do Porn - Stop AskingCOPYRIGHT NOTICE | FAQ | Prioritized Requested Stock | Donate | ShopWe Do NOT Do Porn - Stop Asking1 month ago in Personal More Like This
We know this has little to do with the majority of our watchers and supporters, and we thank you for that, so you're welcome to pass over this journal. However, for the rest of you, this is a problem, and we are not happy about it.
Over the years, you wouldn't believe the number of messages we receive with creative ways people try to play it off as respecting the body and just wanting "stock". It is rather humorous, honestly. (Like, no, most of you just want porn. At least be honest abou
Secret Santa 2013 (POST GIFTS AND REVEAL)IMPORTANT UPDATE: I will most likely be moving this weekend, which means I'll be busy and might not have internet. Because of this I'M ALLOWING EARLY POSTING OF SECRET SANTA GIFTS. You may post your gift now and reveal yourself!Secret Santa 2013 (POST GIFTS AND REVEAL)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, Please send me a note telling me if you have posted your gift and had revealed yourself to the one you're gifting.
:iconLupisVulpes: and I decided to do a Secret Santa.
If you don't know how a Secret Santa works, Basically what happens is a group of people join in and their names get randomly drawn. Each person gets assigned someone else and has to draw that person's wish, acting as that person's "Secret Santa", But you can't tell anyone who you're drawing for! Hence the "Secret" part. Then when Christmas is here, you post the picture you drew and declare who you're the Secret Santa of! It's a fun surprise gift trading game that's for Christmas time. :3
I will be using a Random Generator to p