Inspirations Artbook - Artist Sign UpAll information concerning the artbook has now been moved to InspirationsArtbook as of January 02, 2013.Inspirations Artbook - Artist Sign Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
trying to escape writers blockSo I read this article about how to creatively escape writers block, so here is the exercise:trying to escape writers block2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Your two main characters have to change a flat tire, in the rain. (This exercise helps you to learn more about your characters through handling adversitywhich can be very telling!)
And here is the result
"What the hell was that?"
"It was a bloody good jolt, that's for certainI think you might've gone off the road for a minute."
"Of course I didn't go off the road, you pratI'm not that bad of a driver."
"That's a good laugh, Crow. I've got a damn prosthetic and I drive better than youwait, what the hell are you slowing down for?"
"I'm not slowing down! I haven't even taken my foot off the gas!"
"Well what does it look like we're doing? Sara, pull over, for Christ's sake, I think we've got a flat tire."
"Bollocks, we're fine."
"Look out your window: we're hardly even moving!"
"I can't see out because of the goddamn rain!"
"No need to pull over, then,
Apparel Collection: Raining IdeasIt’s so exciting when you’re in Creative Mode, and the ideas are just flowing out of you. It’s almost electric how one idea can spark the next and the next, and you’re creating as fast as your body can keep up. Don't hold it back! I created this shirt to shout from the clouds that it’s okay to let the ideas well up and storm onto your media! Share your ideas with your team, and let your collaborations really fill your mind and canvas with a deluge of output.Apparel Collection: Raining Ideas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This illustration started with the intention of making a cute cloud into an energetic storm. I wanted the cloud to have the contour of a brain so the importance of the mind in the brainstorming process would be prevalent at first glance. The preliminary sketchbook drawings in ballpoint pen were a mix of adorable thunderheads and raining brains. Experimenting with the placement of the eyes and the shape of the cloud was fun. It was harder than I expected to get the sizes right and actually make the brai
.the world is protesting;.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
screaming and shouting and
shaking and heaving, pouring
it's molten red heart out
and i do not want to be laid
to rest with a great grey slab
weighing me down, and i will
not be burned again, so i think
i'd like to sleep in nature's
bed, yeah he can take me, remove
my layers one by one and powder
my bones with lichen
(the world doesn't like waiting for anyone)
Shitstorm, The new DA Logo and site changesShitstormShitstorm, The new DA Logo and site changes1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Due to the DA Shitstorm over the recent changes in the once familiar website, I have formed Shitstorm-LLC, this page is dedicated to the inherent dissatisfaction by hundreds of thousands of users that have tolerated basic site updates – until one that seems to have been the proverbial “Straw that broke the Llamas back”
The new ICON
With all of the options available they seem to have denied the one that got them to where they once were, the original identifiable, unforgettable DA icon, one that was without a doubt representative of DA.
Now there is an unknown graphic symbol that cannot be symbolic of the original DA, let’s forget about the infamous endless explanation of the inception of the new icon, much too long and arduous to endure, for to quote thousands if you have to explain it, you already lost the point.
The New Slogan
We Bleed and Breed Art
With all of the p
You're gone, you're dead, there's no going backEhem, please read;You're gone, you're dead, there's no going back2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You're sitting at your desk, in your room, and you know it's time to go. You've said that to yourself over a million times, but this time you know, for sure, that it's time. You're tired… you're so tired of everything you have been putting up with in your life. You're parents pissed you off, like school wasn't bad enough today.. You go to get the rope because you're that desperate to leave. You're ready. You think of it as some game… the first one dead is the one who wins. No ones home, it's the perfect time. You're ready. If you don't do it now, you're gonna look down on yourself even more, forever. You're going to hate yourself even more. No one knows, no one will know… until later on. Instead of getting a paper and a pen, you get the video camera, along with a chair and a rope. You're standing on the chair now...You're gone instantly and there will be no noise, or anything. One side of the rope is tied to the top of your fan, while the other is already around your
Who should do it?Once upon a time, there were four people. They had interesting names: Anybody, Somebody, Nobody and Everybody.Who should do it?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One day, there was a person who was in need of help. Well, Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done the job and helped out, but Nobody did it. Everybody got angry and upset because it really was a job for Anybody. Everybody thought that Somebody would end up doing it, but Nobody realized that Nobody would actually help. So, Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could do.
When we see people on here who are hurting, do we often times dismiss them and say 'oh well, someone will note them' and what not? Or do we take a moment to reach out and let them know we care? I am not saying that you need to help EVERYONE, but why not note someone once a day who posts here and let them know you care and are willing to listen/help them out, if need be?
With love and respect,
PS: Feel free to note me , about anything!
Rules of Existence... and... stuff.Rule 1 : you exist. nothing you can do to change that, so get used to it.Rules of Existence... and... stuff.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rule 2 :you get what you give. so give what you would like to recieve.
Rule 3: there is no good or bad, only seperate perspectives.
Rule 4: every moment is an individual and seperate universe unto itself.
each and every second is indivisible as its own universe, its own fraction of existence.
remember, people of earth.
You are not your job.
You are not that expensive car you are saving for.
You are not even someones child or parent...
You are not a game character.
You are not a movie star, nor should you ever want to be one.
ready for this?
You are actually an undying, ever powerful and ultimately omnipotent beings,
renting out space on one of the hardest worlds out there.
Our envisionments of god are an inward spiral, simply a way of understanding our own massive consiousness that we are without these bodies of muscle and bone.
You are you....
and that is the most amazing of all possibilities,
Hiiiii everybody ... I LOVE YOU !!I just want to say big "THANKKKK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU" for your support ... every fav,view,watch and comments mean a lot to me ... YOU make me very HAPPY ! And I appreciate it very much! ... thank you thank you thank you !Hiiiii everybody ... I LOVE YOU !!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
10 ways to get inspiredDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to get inspired7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Inspiration is such an important subject for every artist. When we have it - we feel amazing and full of creative energy, but when we lack it, we tend to be anxious and procrastinate on things we really like to do.
So here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Go outside
We tend to spend way too much time indoors. Try to do some plein-air painting/drawing. Explore the world around you - It's not only good for your health, but It's also a great way to get inspired by nature, people in streets, clouds and sunsets etc.
2. Gather pictures in inspiration folder
If you see some amazing art, photography - save it on your computer. Or fave it in dA, or collect in your tumblr/pinterest board. Look at that folder every once in a while. If you see some really advanced and cool art
i'll love you if you read my story~~~Hey guise :3 Erm, I made a short storyi'll love you if you read my story~~~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It honestly sucks ass, but I don't give two shits C:
Welp, in the story, the guy and girl are both 15. That's honestly all I'm gonna say.
You'll catch on quite quickly if you read the whole damn thing.
Hope you enjoy~~~ lol please don't judge.
I'm way better at writing than this piece of shit:
"Shh.." Skylynn whispered. She pulled her finger from her lips and put her right arm down by my left. I wanted to grab her hand and say that everything's going to be all right. But it wasn't. Her father was coming through the doorway, drunk as ever. Straggling behind him were the laughs of a drunk woman.
As always, Skylynn had told me her father comes home drunk almost every night, with a woman he's met at the bar or club, and brings her home. Skylynn hides in the pantry, filled with warm beer, wine, and foul smelling cheeses, of the kitchen while her father, and the unknown woman, stumble into the house and drag themselves upstairs to his room.
By this t
More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career PathHey everyone, thanks for the info on San Francisco for those who live in / near there. It's a big thing for me to still be thinking about, so I'll definitely be coming in for a visit before I make any final decisions.More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career Path3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Elsewhere, I've been meaning to do a short rant dealing with how I feel retrospectively having gone to art school. I've talked about having gone before, and I've given some advice about choosing a school that's right for you should you choose to go. But you know, having been out for a couple years now, there are a few glaring problems I see not just from the school I attended, but apparently from many schools nationwide. And this deals with offering students a clear path of study for the often specialized career they are looking to get into. Areas of art such as (concept) design, animation, comics/storyboarding/sequential, full-time freelance, and all-over jobs related to working in industry-level professional positions, or in a teamwork-oriented studio setting. (This ran
Outfit Design Contest! (closed) This is a 2.000 2.002 Watchers Special!Outfit Design Contest! (closed)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all so much for your support, kind words and just everything!
This Contest is made just for you
(You dont have to be a watcher to enter this contest )
Im getting a lot of messages with "Your art inspires me so much", so now its the time to show that! Get inspired!
Design something totally unique and beautiful!
- Custom design or Art Request by Nahemii-san
- Custom Design by rayvenwood
- One colored Art (max. 2 char.) by Brinxx
- Custom design or Art Request by Nahemii-san
- Custom Design by rayvenwood
- Custom design or Art Request by Nahemii-san
- Custom Design by rayvenwood
- Any other Prize donator is very welcome
NEW RULES - NOUVELLES REGLES D'UTILISATIONIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO PUBLISH AND SHARE MY PICTURES ON ANY PHOTO-SHARING WEBSITENEW RULES - NOUVELLES REGLES D'UTILISATION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Pinterest, Loveit, Centerblog, etc.)
All stocks, EXCEPT SOME PREMADE BACKGROUNDS, are UNRESTRICTED, but UNRESTRICTED STOCK DOES'NT MEAN WITHOUT ANY RULE!
- leave a link to both my stock account and a direct link to the stock you used next to my name.
- leave a link to your finished artwork on the page where the stock is listed, so I could fave it
(if it is published on DA).
- Do everything you want with my stock
- Print your picture without asking for the permission
- Publish your picture everywhere without asking for the permission
- Use my stock for premade BG, pre-cut pictures, brushes, etc... But always credit me.
- Commercial use of the pictures done with all my stock, except premade, is allowed. But, of course, if you get a lot of money, a contribut
ANIMAL ABUSEI died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn't chewed your shoe? I didn't know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn't brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn't get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn't barked? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I'm lonely, I'm here, I'm hereANIMAL ABUSE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest-updated- Update:Contest-updated-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Terribly sorry for a late update, i was out of the country for a short time!
Contest closed sometime ago and i will be judging what i recived. Thank you for entering and i should come back to you with the winner within a week or so!
As some of you may know if you read my earlier journal is that i was to make a contest if people was interested. and some was!
so here's the contest.
You are to draw The girl above and maybe write a line if you wish of what personality you would give her or what setting you would put her in. You can even redesign her outfit if you so wish! simple as that! She have no particular personality so you are free to portray her however you want, ignore how i drew her.
added: Dont forget to name her!
The prize is her! You will get all rights to her and you will be free to do whatever you want with her. whatever... you want. haha
Also i will drew one more picture of her for you!
.i want to scrape.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
the shell off the earth,
try and give birth to
mould it and feed it and let it
set out on its own to be
and now, bear cub
don't be so
they'll make good
money from mum's
claws and coat,
mount her head on the
wall by your
(always dreaming of a blind alley, and this is not a poem, just another ball of paper, throw me into the sun i want the last of the heat to be mine)
7 Things About Digital Painting...from a Traditional Artist's Perspective7 Things About Digital Painting7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Originally posted at Shadowscript: The Art Blog of Angela R. Sasser
My master copy of a traditional
painting with digital paint.
It's been a frustrating and gratifying experience for me as a watercolor and color pencil artist to switch to painting digitally. There are so many glorious things about digital just as there are so many things that can make it really difficult to master.
Here are some of my random observations on the digital painting experience as someone with a background in traditional painting.
1. Digital is NOT Faster
No, digital is not faster. Perhaps it is if you aren't trying to replicate the look of traditional paint. But i
Commission Pricing and ExamplesCommissions are - OPEN! Accepting Paypal (USD) and Points only!Commission Pricing and Examples2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Best at: Cats, dogs, wolves, animals. I can try at people, but it is not my strong spot. I do Chibi, realism, and cartoon styles, but I can always try something new. Feel free to note me about a possible commission)
1 character max for each picture. +1 Character 50 or $0.50
240 or $3.00 - Thin lines, semi-realism, detailed shading, background, 1 character
80 or $1.00 - Thick lines, shaded, simple background, 1 character (transparent background upon request)
See you in two years! :DHey!See you in two years! :D2 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
May Updates and suchwell it's may and there's a freaking thunderstorm outside it's more like a hurricane really, it's been pouring rain for the last hour and a half nonstop.May Updates and such9 months ago in Personal More Like This
:bulletrred:My pc is dying, dunno why, gonna go for maintenance in a few days.
exams will start 3 weeks early, i am screwed, royally screwed.
my time is really really limited, so i apologize i wont be able to leave a comment for the people featured below.
if you're interested in anime go watch Kill La Kill that anime is legendary
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.my mother said it's rude.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
to write in red, i said well
please tell that to my skin
and please, take a look at this
rose on my wrist, at the eight
pints that flow through the stem
(can't drag myself out of my body, so i won't drag myself out of bed)
.someone told the mist.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
it clings too tightly
to the hills
and someone told the snow
that the mountains need
(an idiot, a coward)
Devious Journal EntryBoy: Babe, I want to show you something.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Girl: What is it?
Boy: But can I show you this in your room?
Boy: Can we close the door?
Girl: Mmh, okay
Boy: Can we close the window?
Boy: Can we turn off the light?
Girl: Yess .....
Boy: Grab my hand
Girl: *girl grabs his hand* What is it?
Boy: Look at this. My watch glows in the dark!!!!!!! LMAOOO xD