Explaination of the muse.Ms. Zalgo is a hivemind. She is friendly to anyone she meets, unless you've been rude or annoying to anyone she knows.Explaination of the muse.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Adapted relations: (Being blunt with relations.)
:iconAsk-Kylie-Smith: Zalga has become friendly with you child. She see's you as a friend.
:iconAsk-Issaic-Smith: Zalga has become attatched to this one and appreciates his company. She'll protect him, at many rates.
:iconAskZero-Exe: Zalga adores you.
:iconAsk--Sonic--EXE: Zalga has high respect for you.
:iconAsk-Jeffy: Zalga see this one as a servant. And wants to touch his face.
:iconAskSmile-Dog-PNG: Zalga like you.
:iconAskTails-Exe: Zalga adores you as well.
:iconShadowAkeno: Zalga approves of your actions. Keep goin'.
:iconCrystalthehedgeho100: Zalga doesn't like you, nor does the admin.
:iconAsk--Sonic-EXE: Zalga doesn't like you, nor does the admin.
Photoshop TutorialHey my little deerlings!Photoshop Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember that photoshop tutorial I mentioned long time ago I would do?
Well! I finally decided to start doing something about it! Last night, I wrote down a list of things I would like to talk about in it and I would like to tell you what I have planned. Because this will be multiple part tutorial, I won't be doing only one, but 3 or even 4 different tutorials.
Here are what I was planning to talk about in each part.
Part 1 - Getting to know Photoshop! Tips, tools and Tricks.
In this part, I would pretty much introduce you to photoshop and the tools that I use the most. I would teach you some of the most helpful tools and their shortcuts. Some words about layers and how to use them. And maybe something about filters and adjustments.
This is obviously not that important if you are already quite familiar with photoshop but you might learn something new. The main reason though is to make you familiar with some of the tools so I don't have to explain them in
.i put my hands.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
over god's eyes
(i know he sees right through me)
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
Tutorial Tuesday: Commissioning Do and Don'tSo I'm back at it! The incredible amount of re-blogs and likes I've received the last few weeks on my tutorials have been overwhelming so I've returned with new tutorials!Tutorial Tuesday: Commissioning Do and Don't2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a list here of at least a dozen different things I want to teach all of you, (and I'm sure that list is going to grow.) But I thought today we'll ease into it with some of the dos and don'ts when getting a private commission from your favorite artist.
Now I should start off by saying that these are based off my own experiences. Every artist is different and they have policies, preferences, and procedures they prefer. So be sure to ask them how they do things so that everything goes smoothly. In my experience though, following these guidelines will significantly increase the chances that the artwork you commission will come out amazing. So here we go!
DO: Tell the artist what you want.
This is simple but the most important.
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
Healingwind TracesEdit 2:Healingwind Traces2 years ago in Personal More Like This
healingwind posts a new journal "and if you're wanting to scroll down to either comment box and write hate, stop right now and think about your life. sending death threats to my tumblr account is too much. sorry, i'm done."
screenshot here: http://gyazo.com/cac9a5727212d705c9bb9996e9f3e1d9
dudes don't send her hate messages. I saw on the failingwind blog someone told her to cut off her hands. art thief isn't any means a reason to chop someone's hands off but I also wish she stopped skating around the problem and just come to terms with what she did, apologized, and stopped doing it. I understand the situation must frustrate some but always remain civil.
Edit: Because I don't want to send the wrong message across, the journal is edited as to not distract people from the point which is to provide the information that's already accessible on the internet. Original written journal is here: http://sta.sh/0286q5dqpxgw
.why are you kissing.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
your fingertips -
to be soft
to be softer,
it means watch your mouth,
means the fire's
too big to deal with,
red lips laughing just
before the hands,
means i won't pray with you
but i'll lay with you,
the bell jar
one more time,
i still think the
same when crossing bridges,
means i can't get out of bed,
the difference between
sleeping and feeling
dead to the world
means more to a body than
means something you thought
was a dream was a nightmare,
and something that you thought
was living was dead all along
(means nothing i promise)
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
Weekly Round-up and July Write Off!We've got a double-dose of robots (or at least, robot-like things!) to present to you this week, in a Round-up which has lot to say about human nature. We've got some big announcements for the chat room, too, with new dates for both the Write Off and its spiritual parent, Word Wars!Weekly Round-up and July Write Off!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This Week's Highlights
A State of Misery by SomethingOnceSacred
The very first prototype synthetic human leads a pretty bleak life; discarded by his maker in favour of more refined creations. Of all the indignities has been forced to bear at his maker's hands, perhaps the most keenly felt is the selection of his name: Misery.
A thought-proking piece of science fiction literature, exploring the concept of synthetic human creation. Misery is a compelling character and the world he lives in, along with his fellow "creations", is intriguing. As with most sci-fi devoted to artificial life, the appeal of the piece lies not within the sythe
.the last thing i write for you.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
will have no form no meaning
and seem erratic -
two magpies is double the sorrow.
the stars have been barred from their temple again
and i have stopped listening. suffer.
there was no love in you
where love should have been.
a dark soul
a bitter soul
a sick soul
walk into a bar.
somewhere here there's a joke
and i think that it's me.
(you will forget in a little while)
Experiment Part 1: Training Your EyeSo my buddy karuvan is trying to learn how to draw properly. He's been on a roll as far as progressing. But he's stuck at a standstill. This is an experiment that I've done with him and that he's working on in order to train his eye. I decided to share the conversation and experiment with you guys for you all to apply to your study habits and advancement in drawing and art.Experiment Part 1: Training Your Eye3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Karuvan: I randomly drew over my old pic. Ain't gonna do it over, was just curious on how much I could have done better.
Robaato: Quick question... like... who's work at this point do you really want yours to be close to? I'm tryna gauge what level you're trying to achieve.
K: lol... Joel is becoming a huge influence.
R: Ok. I have a test for you.
R: I want you to replicate this picture exactly as it is to the best of your ability:
Contest deadline extended + Featurewebsite | art account | stock rules | exclusive stock | unrestricted stock | FAQsContest deadline extended + Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi dear acorns and apples!
So, as the journal title states, I've decided to extend the deadline to my Celestial Signs Contest; actually, I need to extend the deadline: my November is set to become a very busy month with many major deadlines for my job, and quite a bit of personal matters to attend as well. And on top of that, I also want to be able to work on my own art projects. I don't want to judge entries in haste, so this is mostly why
Tutorials and techniques 2It's time to refresh the tutorial journal! Added some new ones and removed those which, after some time, I found a bit misleading.Tutorials and techniques 23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below you'll find a list of tutorials I personally think of as the best on dA. If I have any problems with painting something I usually take a look at one of those.
Is there anything you're having troubles with? Need help looking for a good tutorial? Or maybe you'd like to see a video walk-through of me painting something?
I'm open for suggestions for what kind of tutorial/walk-through you'd like to see from me. If you're interested in anything, post your suggestions in the comments!
Poses, composition and perspective
Expressions and emotions
Colour theory, selection and mixing VS light
Blending Tutorial by acidlullaby :thumb146178
Chibi Charity IS CLOSED!Thank you!!Chibi Charity IS CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We raised $235 for the Philippine Red Cross! O.O
Thank you to everyone who donated and to a super successful first run of Chibi Charity! There were quite a bit of hiccups (apparently timezones on Tumblr and Daylight Savings threw a wrench in some things).
We were actually pretty overwhelmed with the response (and number of chibi requests) that we decided to go with the flow.
So think you, everyone, for your support to the Philippines and Chibi Charity!
Here’s how it works:
We receive your donationI (Puppetbomb) compile a spreadsheet with donors and requestsPuppetbomb, Dissectr, Dimisfit, Youkaiyume, or Demonguts will draw a
c o m m i s s i o n . i n f ocommissionsc o m m i s s i o n . i n f o1 year ago in Personal More Like This
all prices are in USD
► i charge extra for difficult characters, pets, complicated/complex details, handhelds, big wings and accessories.
► COUPLES are twice the price | GROUPS are RATE x (no. of persons).
► Backgrounds are usually my weakness so ask first and ill see if it's do-able.
► most things are on my TERMS of SERVICE. Do read.
► NOTE me for orders | payment is taken upfront
► PAYMENT THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY. Please shoulder Paypal fees
By placing a commission you are agreeing tn my ToS.
note me for your concerns / questions.
Skat of Foxes Card GameSkat of Foxes Card Game6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before the reading, look here first: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skat_(card_game)
skat - a popular card game in germany. yes, sKat. (speak "skaaht" ) - NO animal droppings. (which is scat). savvy? (now, if i find any other comment that is about animal droppings, i will go crying.) - please, show me some level... -.-
Recently, a card game was found in an old antiquarian bookshop...an utterly bizarre card game.
It was called "Skat of Foxes" - and it is presumed that it was printed during the victorian era in london. And. It once belonged to a very popular magican...
So, a pack of cards...a quite ordinary not really noteworthy pack of cards, you could say. Well...you couldn´t be more wrong then.
Because this game is one to play with caution. Great caution. These cards are dangerous...very dangerous...
Foxes, everywhere. You will search the heart without success - foxes in mouse leaping pose are taking its place.
Fox eyes are staring on these cards. Staring
Sculpture commissions are Open! Only one spot leftCommissions: OpenSculpture commissions are Open! Only one spot left3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art trades: Closed
requests: sorry but no.
Digital Art Commission INFO *PRICES ETC* --->> http://mangakasan.deviantart.com/journal/commissions-art-trades-and-stuff-235792863
Sculpture commission info *Prices and policy* --->> http://mangakasan.deviantart.com/#/d56k290
Only one spot left!
Open for very limited spots (1 or2) So if interested in ordering a custom sculpture or if you want a price quote please note me or send an email t firstname.lastname@example.org
Base prices and policy can be found in the link above.
My Tumblr: http://mangakasanakajenw.tumblr.com/
Public facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JenWArts
More hours in a daydon't you wish you had em?More hours in a day1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I sure do
even just a couple more,
extend the day to 30 hours and you could really get things done~
Think of all the awesome things you could do in that time?
You could draw and cook and walk your dog and do anything you could imagine!
just think of the possibilities!
..But bad news, there are only 24 hours in a day, and you have a job and classes and a commute and just enough time to watch game of thrones and pass out in a hamburger for a few hours before the alarm goes off..
And then its back to work, back to school, back to business, back to whatever it is that takes up your day and keeps you from getting anywhere..
Your time is suuuuper limited. Most of us are selling hours of our life to someone else, hours that you can't buy back. No refunds or exchanges, your time has been purchased by Soul Crushers Inc.
And yet most of the day, you do see other artists around online who seem so busy yet are constantly updating and posting all day.
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 20124 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
DA Accounts/Banning - Important InformationHey there Hi there Ho there!DA Accounts/Banning - Important Information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This keeps happening, so I feel I need to make a journal to help people out.
Lately, DA has been banning/suspending accounts due to apparent "sexual roleplaying." Deviantart is a place for artists, by artists with a variety of people who are members and who visit. DA does not like nor appreciate "sexual RP" on these accounts. Keep in mind, there are people who are members here and visit here, who are a variety of ages - from Grandparents to young kids. Keep in mind, these comments are public and can detract from not only the artwork, but also this website.
This is not me saying "shame on you" everyone's different and I'm not going to judge. I think the idea is the publicity of these comments. Some of these fandoms were not originally created to be mature therefore, younger people are going to be viewing this art - and whose parents would not appreciate them seeing these things. Do you see where I'm going with this
How to be successful with commissions?How to be successful with commissions?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a guide for people who start with commissions, the compiled points serve as advice on how to proceed. Sometimes I was asked for tips and decided to write this. After being on deviantart and other places and making commissions for few years I have gathered quite a bit of experience.
I hope you will find this helpful and enjoyable.
To sell anything (pictures, writing, crafts...etc) you need first to be discovered and seen by potential customers. Here is how you can make that happen!
Step 1: The start - make people see you!
Resources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions'Official' Pricing Your Commissions or Artwork ThreadResources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Journal version resource of forum's thread and 5th in the series of Resources For Artists
General Art and Digital Art forum are always inundated with threads (here l here) about how to price ones' commissions every few days. Rather than creating such a thread everytime, use this 'official' thread for asking questions, providing answers to anyone who might have individual questions, or finding out information provided here about how to go on about pricing your commissions.
This is for both digital and traditional artists out there!
This is version 2
Competition Time! [Closed] RESULTS!:icononioncheerplz:RESULTS:icononioncheer2plz:Competition Time! [Closed] RESULTS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconNanetteRyder: with You're in Trouble Now!
High School Mischief
:iconyoruitori: with Un moment de la sottise
Congratulations to all the winners!
Commiserations to all the other entries!
Thank you to EVERYONE for entering! It was lovely to see all the art work and effort put into it!^^
Ah! I was caught up with uni work. This update is late.
Anyway, competition is CLOSED.