My cat loves me because...My cat loves me becauseMy cat loves me because...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
... he cares for me weight since he always takes the sausage of my bread when I donīt look.
... he finds my feet beautiful, especially the toes that he loves to play with while I try to sleep.
... he allows me to touch him, no matter what I am doing when he made that decision.
... he allows me to live with him and sleep in the same bed.
... he simply sits down on my keyboard if again I have played too much Diablo III.
... he does not want me to smoke - the ashtray is "removed" quite often from my table.
... he brings half dead mice into my living room so I have something to play with too before I shall eat it.
... he always finds his perfect sleeping position right in front of my face so I can see him when I fall asleep.
... he relaxes so much while being pet on my lap that the farts continue to roll out of him.
... he simply lays dow
Katsucon and Getting Beat UpHey y'all!Katsucon and Getting Beat Up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I'll be at Katsucon the weekend after this, for Friday only (just going down for the day with some friends). If you're awake at 9 am on Friday, you can catch me at the gazebo with the big Sakizou cosplay group! I'll be dressed as Alice, so just look for the Alice with the toy white rabbit. :3 Katsucon is in National Harbor, Maryland, at the fabulous Gaylord Hotel.
So that's all fun and good, but also I wanted to mention a thing on here about something I hear all the time. I get a lot of feedback from fans who, for reasons unknown to me, bemoan the fact that they wish they looked like me or were popular like me. Seriously. People say this. I can't count how many girls write to me and say they wished they were me, because they feel they're not pretty or outgoing enough. I have nothing but sympathy for young people, especially girls, who feel they aren't attractive or well-liked, or feel like outsiders in their school or social
and now for something completely idiotic!and now for something completely idiotic!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
the few of you that got it are now pissing yourself with laughter XD
The Creepy Visitors LogThis is going to sound assinine, because it is. lol.The Creepy Visitors Log3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know it even as I begin to type this.
So with the premium membership, as many of us know, one is able to customize their page with a bunch of extra bells and whistles. One of these options is The Visitor's Log. For those of you who don't have a PM, or don't have it enabled, this is an option that shows you the names and avatars of the last 5 people to visit your page. It updates a lot as people drop by.
This is an art website. The whole point is that you want pageviews. You want people to stop by. Your watchers, new people, etc etc. I like it. It's interesting.
Often I glance down and see people I recognize ( I'm really good at remembering avatars). nd then I'm like; " Oh hay! Looky who it is!" . Or I see new people and I check out their pages, because I'm interested in their stuff. Sometimes, it's fun to see if a person has common interest to me or w/e.
However, is this just
2D movies NO DEAD!!Hi guys!! How are you?? I'm geat since I knew this new this morning and I wanted to share it with you all♥2D movies NO DEAD!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I know much of my followers are Disney fans, so this will make you happy too I hope!
A bunch of Disney 2D artists gathered and are creating a Steampunk themed 2D movie!!! How awesome is that???
And the best part??? you get to be part of it donating to the project, and not only you get the satisfaction of helping this awesome artists but they actually reward you with amazing features!!
I leave you the link with the whole info below!! please check it out!! I can't wait to see this finished!!
AND COMMISSIONS ARE STILL OPEN!!
The Big Question: Digital Darkroom or Photomanip?Darkroom WeekThe Big Question: Digital Darkroom or Photomanip?5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
One of the most common questions I get about the darkroom gallery is "Is this piece darkroom or a photomanipulation?" And it's a good question - the line gets a bit blurry in places, and sometimes how we define it for ease of submitting and browsing isn't completely in line with what most people would assume. Today in a very special episode of Project Educate we've cancelled our morning appointments to bring a collaborative article wherein myself and Aeirmid discussed (in realtime, albeit earlier so we could make it pretty) the lines between photography and manipulation and what pieces belong where.
Except it totally is.
Now grab some popcorn and buckle in for:
THE GREAT DEBATE: What is Digital Darkroom, and Why Isn't It a Photomanipulation
Photomanipulation involves the combination of ELEMENTS of two different photographic images
ZE INTERN HAS TAKEN OVER ZE DEVIANTARTS.MUA HA HA HA HA HA HA.ZE INTERN HAS TAKEN OVER ZE DEVIANTARTS.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST (CLOSED)Oh wait! Don't go! Wait! Wait for me!CONTEST (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh good! I caught you! I need to make sure you guys see this!
Well! I've decided that I'm going to do another contest! My second one. I had so much fun with my previous contest that I've been thinking so much about it to see what I can do! And I think I've finally decided on something.
This is going to be a contest with a very large time limit, but with nice prizes! There are two contests that you can participate in, with two separate prompts.
PROMPT ONE: THE PROTECTOR
There’s nothing more comforting knowing that there is someone that would lay down their lives to protect you, your rights, emotions, and feelings. A mother will protect her child, a soldier would protect his country, and a political hero would lay down their life to ensure citizens are guaranteed their human rights. Protectors are not necessarily literal, physical beings, but in times are often spiritual, religious, and
Quick UpdateHerro!!Quick Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to update now, because I most likely won't have time to update until Saturday at the earliest, because tomorrow I'll be at my schools last Home football game!
I don't go for the game, though... I go to stalk my friends, and get cheap pizza.
It's worth 6 buck admission.
Ohhhh! Hopefully I'll be able to upload some sketches this weekend!!
Guise I'm excited to submit some ACTUAL art.
Another thing! See how off topic I get? Yeah, that's why y'all love me so much you'd hug me. Yup.
I got a good grade on a quiz in my AP class! Yes. I feel accomplished.
Now be happy with the following GIFS:
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #73 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
A Guide to Effective TaggingA new method to promote and discover art has been released to the community in the form of Tags! When submitting art, adding relevant tags to your deviations will help viewers discover art of interest to them and give your work more exposure.A Guide to Effective Tagging1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You can add tags based on a variety of things, be it subject matter, themes, medium used, fandom, or anything else you feel is important.
Use these tips to make the most of tags and help your art to find its audience:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art as much attention as tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination — t
Oh Wow. Another Update. So SurprisingI'm tired.Oh Wow. Another Update. So Surprising3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's late here, dammit. But I'm excited! And listening to music.
I'm going to have to push my date with my bed back a bit until I'm done with this journal.
Enough with my damn rambling.
I'll finally upload some good art soon! Hopefully tomorrow! I'd do it now, but I'm too tired to colour my pictures in SAI right now.
But I have 3 pictures to upload for y'all!
Listen to Toby. Celebrate, Dammit.
Is there anything else I wanted to talk about...?
I can't remember. I'm half asleep. And already listening to Holiday music. I love Holiday music.
It's very calming music to me.
Maybe I should listen to songs that aren't as soft and pretty. You know, loud music...So I'll stay awake.
Well, not tonight. Too late at night, darnit.
Oh! I have a four day weekend. Heck yes.
Thank you voting day!
My arm itches.
And I'm hungry
Yes, I realize I change the subject at the most awkward of times. I do that on a daily basis, even when I'm not tired.
But I should go, guise.
I love you all
Supernatural Creature MemeSUPERNATURAL CREATURE MEMESupernatural Creature Meme2 years ago in Personal More Like This
S T O L E N F R O M
[x] You're an outcast
[ ] You feel as if you're not truly alive
[x] You'll moan when hurt rather than scream and cry
[x] You tend to zone out
[ ] You don't feel very smart
[x] You like worms
[x] You like taking things slowly
[ ] You like odd foods
[ ] You prefer to suffer in silence
[x] You don't get much sleep
[ ] You have a bad temper
[ ] You're incredibly physically strong and fast
[x] You love the moon
[x] You're very loyal
[x] If you love someone, you'll do whatever you possibly can to protect them
[x] You would go on a devastated rampage should your lover be harmed in anyway
[x] You like dogs
[ ] You're fairly sturdy in stature
[x] You're either a good leader or a solitary person
[ ] You have a hard time controlling yourself half the time
[ ] You're invisible
[ ] You have an oddly eerie presence
[x] You can send chills down a pe
Art Critic Cat Hates Your Art"This looks NOTHING like me. You suck."Art Critic Cat Hates Your Art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Computer Nerd... No Shit, Sherlock.A N I M E N E R DComputer Nerd... No Shit, Sherlock.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[X] You watch anime.
[X] You read manga.
[X] You buy/collect anime DVDs or manga volumes.
[X] You own some other form of anime/manga merchandise.
[X] You have referred to an anime character as 'hot' before.
[X] You have cosplayed.
[/] You have done so in public.
[/] You have been to an anime/manga convention.
[ ] You have created/joined a fanclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have created/joined a hateclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have squealed when you found out somebody had the same name as an anime character you know.
[X] You enjoy drawing anime.
[ ] People you know know you as the 'anime' person.
[X] You know that it is pronounced 'mawnguh' and not 'manga' like it is spelled.
Anime Nerd Points: 9
A R T N E R D
[X] You like art.
[ ] You actually consider yourself an artist.
[X] When using art supplies, the brand of them matters to you.
[ ] You have a favorite brand.
[X] You have asked for art supplies as a Christm
Apps pimpage and credit where it's due, indeedHello folks,Apps pimpage and credit where it's due, indeed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I'm hitting a good and busy patch, and thus ended up calling in various favours to get you your GND pages [more or less] on time. You may have noticed (Ahem. Artist Comments under the deviations - read 'em, people) that the latest pages have been full glittering Undergroundian colour, and that you need to be thanking LouisaGallie (formerly Phuriedae of the amazing JS fanart?) for that.
In fact in proper pay-it-forward fashion, it'd be really nice if you helped out some by supporting her work. When she's not being a wonderful fanfic sounding-board and colouring GND pages after a long day at the office, Louisa has been working as a games artist -
EDIT : The app her company worked on is having technical glitches apparently and is being taken down. Laters, then!
In other appy-y news, the Dead Roots comic anthology I provided some early promotional artwork for ( http://www.deadroots.co.uk/ ) is up and running and you can also purc
============= CALENDAR 2012!!!Hello, people!============= CALENDAR 2012!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I submitted new photocalendar for 2012 - it features 12 high quality photos of animals
I hope you will enjoy it
You can download the calendar for free (I just hope somebody will like to donate few USD to my email@example.com paypal account, so I can visit more ZOOs), or you can buy official dA version
I just ask: please, fav the calendar, so I can spread it
If you inform your friends or watchers, it would be helpful too!
Here you can see, WHICH photos are included in the calendar - they are, of course, WITHOUT that watermark!
The 'Dynamic Pose' Contest! + EditsEdit: This is now an open contest! You do not have to be a member to participate! Please read carefully the contest info below, especially if you're unfamiliar with the way our contests are run.Alright my minions. It's that time of month again, and I promised you something good for September's contest.The 'Dynamic Pose' Contest! + Edits2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I call it the Dynamic Pose Contest.
Yes, you probably know where this is going just judging from the title. The point of this contest is for you to draw one (or more) of your characters in a particularly dynamic pose. I'll be looking for usage of foreshortening, perspective, and squash-and-stretch techniques. (And if you don't know what any of these terms mean, then you can easily Google them. I checked. Google gives you good results if you just plug in the words.)
I'll be judging this competition based on how much effort you put in to breaking your character out of their usual poses. Some of us already know how to draw dynamic poses, while some of us have yet
See you in two years! :DHey!See you in two years! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, this is the last time, that I am writing something here on deviantart for the next two years.. If you don't know what I am talking about, better read this journal by me first: http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/journal/I-will-be-leaving-dA-for-two-years-364688505#comments xD
Soo.. the day after tomorrow is the day I am leaving for two years.. this is really a tough decision. But I am sure it will develop my personal character so much and I will collect a lot of precious and important experiences. I just want to tell you, each and everyone of you, that I really really am so thankful, that you are supporting me so much! I still cannot believe, that I gained a "fellowship" of incredible 41000+ watchers in 3 years. Art has always been my hobby, my passion. I always knew I would do something creative in my life, but I NEVER would have thought, that my hobby could also become my profession! But you have proven me, that I can achieve something with my art. You have sho
Wonderful animals from ZOO Brno - PHOTOSHi,Wonderful animals from ZOO Brno - PHOTOS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
today I post some older photos taken by Canon Powershot S5 IS
Snow is here - wolves on snow - PHOTOSHi!Snow is here - wolves on snow - PHOTOS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first snow came - it was very thin layer, much less than 1cm, so it did not survive the night, but it still pleased me
It inspired me to post some photos of wolves on snow - those shots are quite old
Wohoo, this number of pageviews? thanks people, it looks nice - I wonder if I can make it to 1 000 000 until the end of 2012! it would be awesome
Free Artwork is not something I doAnd you shouldn't either.Free Artwork is not something I do2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I only direct your attention here because I receive a LOT of requests of for free artwork, whether it be logos, character design and sometimes even graphic novels all intended to be for free.
I'm a working professional making a living with my art. So clearly I won't be doing art for free, when it's my job to do it. BUT, I also support the idea that even artists who work freelance or even just as a hobby shouldn't work for free.
Please check out this video by Stephen Silver who explains this way better than I ever could