:DD! (+ Gratefulness)Ahh my first dd!:DD! (+ Gratefulness)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Really though, this has made me so giddy and happy it's almost ridiculous! xD I'd just come home from a long, dreary, rainy day of school, and I wasn't expecting anything remotely nice to happen and I certainly wasn't expecting a daily deviation! So this has just been such an awesome surprise!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to xthumbtakx and princepal for suggesting and featuring me!! Of course, thanks so much to anybody who has faved/ commented on my work as well! ^.^
And also, to my dearest watchers, thank you all for being so wonderful! I don't go spamming your pages with thank-yous, but please know that I really really appreciate all your support and I'm ever so glad that you find my art watch-worthy! You guys keep me inspired and drawing, and for that I am ever so grateful. You're probably sick of hearing all this grateful talk from me, so I'll just end here. A
CondolencesI cannot even coherently express how upset and outraged I was when I read about the Connecticut shooting, much less imagine how devastated the families must be right now. The victims were completely innocent kids who still had a whole life in front of them and teachers who dedicated their lives to educate. These were families who had plans to visit grandparents, or go somewhere nice for Christmas, but were instead met with tragedy. :,( I just cannot comprehend in the slightest why anybody would resort to doing something so horrific and unjustifiable. As much as I detest the shooter though, I'm also sorry he was driven to the state. Grievances to his family, who not only lost him but the mother as well.Condolences2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't usually make journals like these, but it seemed appropriate. I just want to pay my condolences now to the families and anybody else who was affected by the incident. May they find peace.
This calls for a cupcake party or somethingSo here, have a cupcake!! :iconcupcakesplz:This calls for a cupcake party or something2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because you know what?
:iconpanicatthediscoplz: I've just submitted all my college apps!! :iconpanicatthediscoplz:
I've been working on them like crazy for the last week or so, (which is why I haven't really been on da.. D: ) I'll be uploading and replying again soon though! After I get sleep that is.. it's 1am here o.o.. I'm just so glad it's over though! I never want to list out hours of every extracurricular or answer a bunch of supplements again!
A quote from one of the greatestWhen people get dressed they don't think about the process that comes behind the clothes they wear, they don't know the difficulties of the first steps of the design, the election of the fabric, the layout and placement of the pieces of the pattern, the incredible sensation of cutting the fabric, the union of the abstract components, and the creation of the final piece. For me, every step of that process is special.A quote from one of the greatest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a fashion designer I could tell that many people understimate this profession, they think that its just a simple and shallow work, that you just go to your work to play with dolls and draw things, they can't imagine the process behind that "simple" shirt they wear. But Im pretty sure that for all of us its our passion, our love and life, and that we give our all for it.
#SixWordStories: Monthly ShowcaseA type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.#SixWordStories: Monthly Showcase2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing six word stories submitted to Freestyle folder.
Vows by Treo-LeGigeo How unfortunate... by SalutoDiluculo Noir nostalgia by SalutoDiluculo He Professed by saltwaterlungs Pun(ishment) by member31 Mystic Hollows by KNicolay Help For The Hopeless by EpickBlonde666 day 143 by zephyrtronium Homecoming by freakysomeone 38. Abandoned by RosyDawn527 Six Word Story II: Expecting by BulletNick Cold Blueberries by kiwibkute Be comfortable by daylightwritings The Things I Give to You by Konnono :thumb377
Artbook Contest [CLOSED] New Deadline For those of you who wish to participate in the artbook, this is your chance! read onArtbook Contest [CLOSED] New Deadline11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is now currently closed. We will be judging the entries and will get back to people as soon as possible.
NOTE: Participating artists please write up a poll or journal telling your watchers about this contest. Please include a link to the group. Thankyou
Edit//: Added another rule. Please scroll down. Thankyou
Editt//: New Deadline. Look below
1. :iconakiocha: 2. :icongrumpythesheep: 3. :iconcaephuier: 4. :iconimanimeaddict: 5. :iconkdenceyby:
This can be made up memories, your own, your OC's, memories you wish you had etc. I'm leaving it relatively loose so that people can add their own flare to their pictures.
Deadline: April 13th
I will write down the important rules you HAVE to follow or you are immediately disqualified, however please take a look at this
DeviantART Compliments #2dA ComplimentsDeviantART Compliments #22 years ago in Personal More Like This
SavageFrog is one of the greatest deviants I have met on dA. She has been so supportive and caring to me personally and to the community as a whole. She is a wonderful person to speak to, and always offers a helping hand. If you don't know her already, I would suggest taking a moment to drop by her page and say hello, you won't regret it
flaries has improved so much! I remember her art from back then, and then now! She improved so much in one year! c:
horseandGodzillaluvr is a very friendly artist with really wonderful and stylized art!
Astrikos is really sweet
vanilleass is an amazing feral artist, and a wonderful and supporting friend as well. She's fun to talk to and really friendly to everyone.
Jana is one of the most amazing persons i got to know on dA, she's so warm to everybody and her articles are fantastic. jane-beata is a wonderful friend and she deserves all the love
Tip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending todayTip of the Day: Spending today3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a healthy thought to maximize your life. Imagine the number of days of your life were dependent on how you used each day.
How would you spend today? This doesn't mean to just work all day but instead to live every moment to the fullest whether during work or play or spending quality time with loved ones.
Sending positive vibes to everyone.
art theft spread aroundhttp://vk.com/art.ideasart theft spread around2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess some of you might have already seen this in loish 's journal, but I think we should spread this around.
Basically, this community is using a BUNCH of artists' works (my has already been taken down, since I've asked and linked to it), but from those I've recognized the community still uses loish, andrahilde , Apofiss, andaglas and a whole lot of other DA artists' drawings for their purposes, without A SINGLE CREDIT.
They even make (made) magnets for selling using the works.
More of that, as I've been trying to contact the admins of this group, and I've been told that "Oh, don't worry, nobody was making millions using your work" and "Don't worry, there were only a few magnet sells and the community doesn't do it anymore blah blah". As I tried to make them understand they have NO RIGHTS for using other deviants' works whatever the hell they want without giving the original artist credit I got told that " I do never erase the artist
Tutorial for Kairi's lucky charmI've been asked around quite a bit for a tutorial for this accessory, Kairi's lucky charm from Kingdom Hearts, which I made for my friend TwilightSaphir's cosplay. At this point I thought it would be a good idea to share like this. So here it is; hope it'll be able to help anyone who's interested.Tutorial for Kairi's lucky charm5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I start, a warning: I am neither knowledgeable nor experienced with prop-making materials; I had problems with the mediums I went with and, while I learned a lot in the process, I still don't know for certain what would be best to use. So if you know of something better, do go with that.
First things first. You probably know this but I would like to say how important reference pictures are. I know this is basic but I think it can't be stressed enough. T
LHA CONTEST 2012: OPPOSITESWhat’s up?LHA CONTEST 2012: OPPOSITES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As many of you will remember from last year’s festivities, August 13th is a very special day for lefties everywhere! Left Handers’ Day is a day where we can all get together freely and talk about our scissor preferences, smudged writing and how many times we’ve been heard: “Hey! Are you left handed?”.
Of course, we can do that any day. But on the 13th of August we have an awesome excuse. And once again, we’re providing you with the perfect excuse to put on that thinking cap and grab your art supplies to create something awesome for the LHA 2012 contest!
There are two sides to every coin: good and evil, day and night, law and chaos, left and right. This year’s theme is all about opposites, however you want to interpret them! Your piece can include any and all opposites, limited to only your imagination. It doesn’t have to relate to left-handedness, but just contrasting themes and o
Tip of the Day: SmilingTip of the day: Think of reasons to smile and life will give you many more reasons to keep smilingTip of the Day: Smiling3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
GIVEAWAY! take part! (FULL)YEAH! FULL! will draw the winner tonight after dinner!GIVEAWAY! take part! (FULL)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you ever so much evverybody for the really nice birthday wishes!!! It all went really amazinggg!!
So as promised i still want to compose a small giveaway.
Prize: the sketchbook with my 1 or 2 traditional pictures
(subject on negotiation with the winner)
NB - you will need to give me obviously your adress so that i mail it to you.
fav the journal
choose a number.
I will make the choice through some random generator.
So far there will be 24 slots... but if they're filled fast enough ill rise up to 50.
So lets begin!
2013 Summer contest! (ALL RESULTS OUT~)Writing Contest Results!2013 Summer contest! (ALL RESULTS OUT~)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ahh sorry for the delay for the writing contest results!
I got home later than expected last night and didn't have time to reread all the entries until this morning.
There were 9 entries in the writing category and they were all really great and fun to read! <3
A great big thank you to everyone for spinning such creative stories for my OCs! ; 7 ; ))) <33
Since there were fewer than 10 entries, there will only be one prize. I made it a bit bigger hehe~
ANDDDDDD WITHOUT FURTHER ADO~~~
The winner is KaraWingsxX with her story, All I Needed!
(click the title to read it! <3)
This story features Ceros, Seine and Orhi!
Kara's story really really did a great job of adding a new plot line into the Unicorn world.
The introduction of a new kind of infected dream butterfly is so interesting to me.
I would love to delve i
Im having 200 points giveaway!All right people I just want to get rid of these points and I can't wait for the kiribans so kiribans are canceled and giveaway is open The rules for this giveaway are:Im having 200 points giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.You must watch me so hit the watch button now !
2.You must fave this journal (that's how you'll get the number), please comment if you want to know your number
The deadline for this giveaway will be till the end of this month 31th of march.If more then 100 people enters I will add more points .The winner will be chosen by random number generator and it will be streamed, so good luck everybody
Raffle! Winner: mickeypoops!edit2 (results)Raffle! Winner: mickeypoops!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to acornbutt!!~ EHEHEE
Happy valentines day everyone! Beam me a smileeeeee! * 7 *//
edit:I have to go get some new glasses frames.. so I'm doing it 2 hours early!!
Fave this journal for a chance to win 1 chibi art! * 7 *)) (I'll choose the style ehehe)
This is for watchers only, hehehe~~
I can't resist but to comment that the watcher count is over 9000!!!!!!!! :iconcannotevenplz::iconkumakissplz::iconyoamgplz:
Wow guys, seriously, thanks so much for your support all this time.
I think you're pretty swell to put up with my frequent spamming of doodles and journals hahaha! :icongaywinkplz::iconfanboyingplz:
It's been a wild year! I met a lot of new buds and really enjoy talking with you guys!
The join.me's have been hilarious -- I bust my guts laughing at 2 AM so many times and it's all your fault! :iconbrohugplz:
Thanks for the sweet comments and helpful feedback! * 7 *)))
This journal raffle will finish up on feb 14, 1 PM, (PST)
So yah! See
[CLOSED]10.000 Faves - 500 points giveaway contestContest is now closed![CLOSED]10.000 Faves - 500 points giveaway contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've picked the winners using random.org, the winners are:
1- Sunnyfrost who earns 250 points
2- NTSD-Applejuice who earns 150 points
3- Krissey who earns 100 points
Dear watchers and fellow deviants!
This week-end, I reached 10.000 faves on my artworks. I wish to thank all of you for the support.
It is a great pleasure for me.
So, in order to thank you all, I'm hosting a 500 points giveaway contest!
There will be 3 winners!
1 - 250 points
2 - 150 points
3 - 100 points
If you wish to enter this contest, it is really simple! You have to:
1 - Fav' this journal (this is the only mandatory action to enter the contest)
2 - You can have a second slot by finding the question which is asked on a picture in my gallery (the question is preceded by a ). To help you, the answer is given in a comment. Just send me a note with the answer --- Please, do not give the answer on this journal entry!
3 - You can have a third
Introduction to Printing Techniques: Part 1IntroductionIntroduction to Printing Techniques: Part 12 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Printmaking is a process where multiple original images, prints, are made by printing from one original source onto paper or other chosen print surface. The original plate is called matrix and it can be made of various materials. The image is transferred from the matrix using different printmaking techniques either by hand or by using a press.
The prints created by printmaking process are original artworks having an element of originality, so they are not considered as copies. Each print is signed, titled and numbered by the artist. The impressions printed from the same matrix are forming an edition.
This article is divided into two parts and it introduces shortly some printmaking techniques with artwork examples.
The Part 1 introduces relief printing techniques such as linocut and woodcut.
The Part 2 introduces intaglio printing
STRING GAMES - video of progressLA LA LASTRING GAMES - video of progress1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Commission infoHello everyoneCommission info4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is my commission info. If you interested in commission, please send me Note.
This is prices and examples of what I can draw.
(Prices may vary depending on detail, complexity, etc.)
Portrait $35 || Halfbody $45 + 35$ additional character || Knee-up/Fullbody $60 + 50$ additional character (plain background included).
To add complex bg + $35 - $65
Illistration in sepia color (only 2-3 shade of brown).
Halfbody - $25 + $20 additional character ||Knee-up/Fullbody - $35 + $30 additional character.
To add background + $10 - $25
Nice to Meet You!Hello!!!Nice to Meet You!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I think it's time we got reacquainted. Because dA means a lot to me. And I spend a LOT of my time here. So I think it's important that we know each other. And you know me.
Hi. My name is Kumu.
My real name is Sara, but I prefer going by Kumu on here.
I am 17 years old!
I am an aspiring artist.
I am humble. But I am confident.
I am constantly trying to keep myself in check.
And that's okay!
I try to keep it positive.
I like lots of things.
I dislike lots of things.
I am enjoying life, and trying to have as much fun as I possibly can.
Here are some random things about me:
1.) I love fast food, but I'm trying to quit.
2.) I am Hawaiian, Chinese, Mexican and White.
3.) I like to braid my hair. Except it's very fluffy and curly.
4.) I love a boy. And he doesn't love me. But that's okay.
5.) I love to act and even more, I love to sing.
6.) I have a dog who likes to howl.
7.) I have pink shoes.
8.) I walk everywhere because I can't drive.
9.) I secretly feel
250 Points Randomly Rewards ( April 2013 )Contest: Random-Draw ( April 2013 )250 Points Randomly Rewards ( April 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First this blog ,and give group Llama . then read journal carefully .
To participate in our Contest Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 25 winners .
and 10 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconMakichi: (number: 6814 )
:iconPillarBellardi: (number: 10624)
:iconvioletcrosshatch: (number: 8897)
:iconBengtern: (number: 10567)
Konkurs :D / Contest :D___PL___Konkurs :D / Contest :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ostatnimi czasy tworzę se mój komiks. Konkretniej, "Echo Pradawnych" (opublikuję w swoim czasie). W pewnym momencie jednak zaczęłam zastanawiać się nad dokładniejszym wyglądem trzech postaci, będących głównymi i najpotężniejszymi z Pradawnych. Co więc w takim wypadku trzeba zrobić? Konkurs!
- Są trzy kategorie. W każdej może wygrać tylko jedna osoba (brak 2 i 3 miejsca, a także wyróżnień).
- Można wziąć udział we wszystkich, a można też tylko w jednej lub dwóch.
- Ilość oddanych prac jest dowolna oraz każda kolejna praca nie zwiększa waszych szans na wygraną.
- Można korzystać z lineartów zamieszczonych poniżej, bądź stworzyć rysunek samemu.
- Anatomia, kreska itp. się nie liczą. Tu chodzi tylko o design, czyli wygląd postaci.
- Proszę, aby ni