2012 Summer Contest! (Deadline Extended!):iconpiper1plz::iconmarina1plz::Iconsaysplz:Hey guys, this is a new summer contest with GREAT prizes!2012 Summer Contest! (Deadline Extended!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is draw two HUMAN characters doing a summer activity!
There can be photography and literature!
Link your art to us so I can put it in an folder for the contest
The deadline is August 20th, 2012
No mature content!!!
We accept new AND OLD art!
Only ONE entry per person
It MUST BE DRAWN (written, or captured) by you! No bases, no exceptions! Thanks~ (Collabs are also okay, but ask first)
VIEW ALL ENTRIES HERE: http://aquadopts.deviantart.com/favourites/50914757
[Bullet; Red] 1 Month Premium, or 396 [Points] from us!
[Bullet; Orange] A journal feature from us!
[Bullet; Black] 10 favs from us!
Lucky Star PlzKonata IzumiLucky Star Plz4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Vitamin overdose pink smoothie by Pokakulka ruby by LuizaLazar 009 by DorottyaS Cherry cup by PuppetSan Reminds me of Summer by Blueberryblack Seashore Cherry by farhadvm When life gives you lemons by iTaylie + colour collision + by maskqueraide Blueberry by JustHoldMe deceitful delights by csaby1 grapefruit by P0RG burning up by illusionality Rasberry Rhapsodie by NayeliNeria cherry by theluckynine HAHA i'm skinnier by ersatz-moon strawBerry by Moramarth blackberry by illusionality Ca pique, le citron vert by Somebody--else All your dreams are made by iTaylie orange oranges by JustynaStolyhwo Frozen Raspberrys by Reeede In by LadyCarnal Bloodberries by emilianna12 strawberry by estellamestella ..::Limetastic::.. by Whimsical-Dreams It's Summer by wihad Black Cherries by ElyneNoir .:Kiwi Passion:. by melenya :thumb332538937: :thumb89816964: 406 by Nigrita razzy by illusionality .: lemon :. by all17 :thumb319821124: Frozen Orange by AljoschaThielen :thumb337801765: taste of summer by Orwald Raspberries by nairafee :thumb267220615: healthy spring by illusionality taste of summer by michellis13 Orange Blue by ZoeWieZo strawbery.II by Altingfest Banana Splash by KhalllodY Cherry bomb by naked-in-the-rain cherry cherry boom boom by julkusiowa Lime with that? by Lady-RoVitamin overdose3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
splash. by JeanFan Strawberries with Nutella by LilyBrilliant :
Are you hungry? Blushing Chocolate by JustLexa :thumb157487885: Swirl by nhuthanh coco by JustHoldMe Box of chocolates by liftangel Have a wonderful time by onixa Day 15 - Lazy afternoon by EliseEnchanted Stay, and drink some tea by ByLaauraa la la luxurious. by Camiloo Cake for Princesses by Korpinkynsi Saturday Morning II by sp1nderella skittle cupcake by chpsauce Valentine by Dipliner Snowfall Cake II by claremanson Cookies by Inutilll Colorful Delights by Naphartiri Sweet as love by liajedi Heart with chocolate by AmandineRopars Sprinke, sprinke by IHaveSeenTheRain Orange Slice by bittykate peach mousse by Pokakulka :thumb318249499: Still Life. 018 by AlexEdg cupcakes by illusionality Mr. Penguin's Peppermint Bark by YasminNich . c u p c a k e . by mistandsparkles Gingerbread Latte by blackbiscuit cupcakes by Zala24 cupcake I by cmykchicago healthy cookies by topinka cupcake III by excentric Chocolate cupcake. .. by light-from-Emirates Icing sugar by bebefromtheblock Mmmmm.... milk chocolate. by 6Artificial6 Oreo by AmandineRopars Rush of colors by kim-e-sens I'm still a girl. by gloeckchen .:Cookies:. by melenya Think Smart, Be Smarties by joesieAre you hungry?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Donut Story by ossesinare Cupcakes! by kishsaayx This just makes me happy by gold-girl776 D o n u t s by Sha59-Ananii H O T C H O C O L A T by xILOONA Sweet 3 by gold-girl776 Chocolate Fudge Brownies by Thrakki Cupcakes by hellokitty1996 :thumb3396471
Premium Membership Giveaway! (ENDED) EDIT: The winners are-Premium Membership Giveaway! (ENDED)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconlydia15: 6-Month Premium Membership or the Point Equivalent
:iconquezecotyl: 3-Month Premium Membership or the Point Equivalent
:iconadrahkinam: 1-Month Premium Membership or the Point Equivalent
:iconfirestormdangerdash: 1-Month Premium Membership or the Point Equivalent
To the winners- I will be sending you a note asking if you want your prize in points or not. Please reply back asap!
To those that did not win- please don't be sad. I'll do another contest when I have the funds! Take care!
EDIT: THE CONTEST HAS ENDED! Winners will be picked later on tonight. Stay tuned!
EDIT: OMG WOW!!! I really didn't expect SO many people to join this contest! I'm blown away! Since so many people have joined I've decided to add a fourth place prize. Check below to see. If more people keep joining I might have to add another prize.
It's been a while since I've done this so
I figured why not do it again?
I'm having a Premium Membership
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews )
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
fave this journal...
well, that's all
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from random.org
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck
I hope you like my newest one:
+ my latest:
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out4 years ago in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks the release date of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to the 2010 DreamWorks animation received very positive reviews: an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy some of the deviantART community's tribute to the film.
Curated by madizzlee, Shyree, and me.
Astrid: Not the Face by avatarmiraiAcross the sky by Sabaku-no-hana
Hiccup and Toothless by ZipporaHiccup Cosplay How to train your dragon 2 by liui-aquino
HTTYD: Mistletoe by sharkie19How to make a smile by sorata-sNight Fury by DmitrysHTTYD - Toothless 01 by wynahiros
Toothless httyd by griffsnuff Toothless by LukeFielding
HTTYD: The Final Showdown by AdoobibullTwin4
Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixelsThis is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixels3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
My Personal Rules on Being an Artist/ Designer1. Always find time to create a project. Create art at least once a week.My Personal Rules on Being an Artist/ Designer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Don't forget to practice. No matter how good you think you are, there is always room for improvement.
3. But... do embrace imperfections along the way. You can create art out of it. Don't be too hard on yourself. Let ideas flow.
4. Keep a notebook and a pen at your bedside. Ideas may come after a dream or before you go to sleep.
5. Always bring a sketchbook with you. Aim to fill all the pages in a short time. It is also important to take note of textures, shadows, light, figures of the things and people around you while you are walking around.
6. Don't limit yourself working on one medium or genre. Try new things. Try combining them together.
7. Collaborate with other artists. You can learn a lot from others.
8. Have fun. Play with your art materials. Watch movies with your friends. Read a book. Travel. Creativity usually comes out when you're having fun.
9. Be up-to-date on what's new in the art m
GratitudeGratitude3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Rachel!So I was chillin' this morning and thought, "Hey Rachel, Mom's been telling you to make cookies a lot lately" (no idea why; she's on a diet), "why don't you make cookies?"Rachel!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then I thought back at myself "Um, I don't do it because I'm lazy. Also, she just bought two cartons of ice cream, stupid."
"But you love cookies! Is there really a good reason not to make cookies? You can put the ice cream on the cookies--Chocolate Chip a la Mode!"
"But I don't wanna! UUUUGGHHHHH..."
And then my second favorite song came on the radio and suddenly I was like "YEAH! I CAN MAKE COOKIIIEESSSS!!!!! THIS IS IT BOYS, THIS IS WAR! WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? WHY DON'T WE BREAK THE RULES ALREADY? WHO WHO I AM OH M'AM MMMMM.... WELL SOME NIGHT I WISH THAT THIS ALL WOULD END CUZ I COULD USE SOME FRIENDS FOR A CHANGE OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS SONG WHAT DO I STAND FORWHATDO
lifeLife begins at birth, a journey begins at comprehension, to understand where I must go I must first understand where I have already been. I'm sure many people have heard this or something similar, I'm no preacher, I do possess knowledge I like to share with others. However I will not force them to learn it I only give them the opportunity to do it for themselves but I am no teacher but I like to make people think.life5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I am just a person who have been in a lot of situations both bad and good, and found a way to move forward even as the stresses seem to consume the thoughts I like for the thoughts I hate.
the mind is a scary place...
My world goes mad.I wake up to the jingle of Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. emitting from my phone. I look at it and see my boss telling me I don't have to work today. I sigh and fall into a deep hole suddenly appearing within the mattress of my bed and I tuck my blanket over myself. At this rate I won't get enough money this month to last me through December and buying Christmas presents have to be taken of my list.My world goes mad.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I grumble and reach out towards my phone once more, turning on the XFM Breakfast show with Danny Wallace. They're talking about dreams. I then decide that I really need to get up, and so I do... After another 15 minutes since I realize; I'm not working today.
Eventually, I'm up and I carry my computer into the living room and turn on the DVD. I didn't finish the Lost episode yesterday so I might as well look at it now before I start thinking to much about my situation. Dad says I think to much.
I make a warm bread bun in the oven but when I'm putting butter on it, the little bugger decides that he
Concepts List Revealed + Challenge JFotography | JPG Magazine | Store | FAQsConcepts List Revealed + Challenge6 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Concept List Challenge
Some of you have noted that I often mention my concept list in the Artists Comments of deviations. Yes, there is an actual list. And yes, I have been essentially going down that list and doing every concept that I can. However, I get distracted easily either by new concepts or butterflies so Im still not even close to finishing this list. And as I figure, I probably will not finish conceptualizing all these ideas unless I get a little help
So now, here is the challenge for you:
Pick any of the concepts listed below and conceptualize it in any way you want in any medium you choose (photography is preferred but all mediums are accepted)
Pumpkins!Happy Halloween! For those of you who have not yet figured this out, this is my favorite holiday. I love dressing up in costume, carving pumpkins, and watching scary movies. This is probably my last feature of the season, so I thought I'd feature some AMAZING pumpkin carvings to celebrate the Legend of Jack O'Lantern, an iconic Halloween legend!Pumpkins!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My first pumpkin by Bueshang
Dragon Pumpkin Carving by wilderflower
Eye by PunkBouncer
Attack On Pumpkin by Saphire-Racer
Mogwai Pumpkin by TrevorGroveJoker Pumpkin by SteamboatLyssie
Punkie Pie by cake-monsterr
Portal Companion Cube Pumpkin Carving by ladybug95
Alduin Jack O' Lantern by Toxinogen
:la: Emoticon Pumpkin by danlev
Hogwarts Crest Pumpkin Light by johwee
Wednesday FeatureHello deviants!Wednesday Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a little wednesday feature to bright up your eyes and bounce your imagination!
Honey in the Heart by Oer-Wout Em. by Lukreszja
Could you be the one to find me safe and sound? by Lukreszja Magic moment I by Pawssou :thumb346344368:
Battle of the Light by Oer-Wout :thumb342853827: -exhibition 1- by tynaS
PE: Digital Art VS other categoriesThe category system within deviantArt has the purpose to organize the thousands of artworks submitted every day and group them together in accordance to style, media, genre and/or theme, etc. Imagine deviantArt without categories, it would be a chaos! Imagine yourself wanting to browse for photography only; without the system organizing every deviation by media, you would find yourself unable to filter artworks that aren't photography in your search results.PE: Digital Art VS other categories3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thus the importance of categorizing your artwork correctly. By submitting your work to the appropiate category combined with a correct use of keywords, you're a step ahead of being discovered by people wanting to search for art like yours.
All this sounds so nice and all, but what happens when a particular piece could fit in several categories? The category system as it is now is very specialized and has literally thousands of different subcategories buried down tons of more subcategories, which is both a blessing and a curse. Havi
Man's best friend The Black Lab II by Wordup Beachboy by justJAZZ Shake shake by chaoticfireflies :thumb297535923: 166 by kaskaa96 07.24 am by Maaira Deep love by unfrozenduck leah and zoey by payleyjean I'm back by JusDeFraise bullterrier puppy by Nimphe Thirsty by vi-ol-et 130 by kaskaa96 chasing by Wolfruede Winter look by sailsire Windswept by micromeg My Heart Just Melted by BlueColoursOfNature Just Snow... by Alyat Those Sad Puppy Eyes by kkart Puppies by TimelessImages Sierra puppies 7 by ManicMechE Hail Down to Broccoli by Jaicca Cold Tone by feanutri Julia II by odpium Sombra. by nettocastro Hiding.. by dimitarmisev Amy. by gloeckchen Cute doggy by chaoticfireflies Boy with dog by danilkin54 Reflection by ShelleyVPhoto on the road again I by lovable-moments .2 by vadalein :thumb297536538: Camouflage by deathbycanon The Friendship by Healzo waiting by Maaira karatas by Ekba Winter by chipset There's Nothing Like It by thingsarelookingup swiftwit puppy by krawuzi .:Gift for you:. by WhiteSpiritWolf New life... by eesquiree Such a little nose by LuizaLazar Caimi III. by Lina-182 Norm 6 by BlackDogBarnyard Running by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Whippet silhouette by laura75325 My world in your eyes by jollyvicky :thumb150456124: Little spitz in autumn by Ksuksa-Raykova :thuMan's best friend3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
WIN hundreds of POINTS and a huge FEATURE!!Heyyyy my awesome watchers!WIN hundreds of POINTS and a huge FEATURE!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just passed the amazing count of 18000 watchers (this is so unbelievable... :iconexcitedlaplz To celebrate this I want to make a huge point-giveaway and a feature-raffle!
What you have to do to qualify is really easy and doesnt take more than two minutes:
1. +FAV this journal :iconfavplz:
2. Write a journal about this giveaway and link back to this journal.. Also tell your watchers why you are watching me! (This will be so interesting for me to read! ^^)
3. Write a comment on this journal saying: "Faved and shared" or something similar!
There will be incredible 17!! winners, who will receive 100 points each and one grand prize winner, who will get 400!! points and a feature on my dA-profile page (for more than a month!!).
The change to win is really high, so if you wanna win some points or a feature. go for it! :iconexcitedlaplz:
(All winners will be chosen randomly out of the people who commented.. I will surely have a look at your jour
WHY to get noticed on dAThere are tons of articles out there that describe what you should do to get noticed on dA. The advice contained pretty much comes down to "if you are active, people will notice you":WHY to get noticed on dA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
fave other people's art - they might fave yours back
comment on other people's art - they might return the favour
use your comments to actually talk to the other artist; don't just say "wow", but tell them why you liked their art; give critiques
use the chats & forums
use your own journal to its full advantage (tell people about yourself / art features / ...)
take care to make your userpage nice-looking and informative
give out llama badges
find some groups to submit your art to
and don't forget to actually post something to your gallery regularly
While all of this is certainly true (seeing as when you don't put your name - with the attached link to your page - out there, no one will have a chance to find you to begin with), the question that remains for me is:
Why do you
THANK YOU!THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR LOBELY AN BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY WISHES!!THANK YOU!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Love upon you all!
Ye gods you guys are precious Q.Q
CONfusion is over.Right, Confusion is over and it was brilliant!CONfusion is over.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spent so much wonderful time with lovely friends, both old and new.
On Friday we were just normal us and walked around meeting people and I photographed Basketball playing boys among some, which I'm currently editing, and that was really fun.
On Saturday we cosplayed as Miguel & Tulio from El Dorado and we entered the cosplay competition and sketch competition.
Oh! And Miguel & Tulio got married as well. XD
On Sunday we were normal us again and I photographed so many awesome people! SO MUCH FUN! I think people photographed me photographing at one point because I often lie on the floor and put myself in weird positions for photos.
And at the ending ceremony we were told that we won the sketch competition so we got on stage and got our prize! SO AWESOME!
And then I was called on stage as well for an honorary mention on my Tulio cosplay! GAH!
It was a really great con and I got to spend so much time with people and everyo