:DD! (+ Gratefulness)Ahh my first dd!:DD! (+ Gratefulness)3 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
Six Word Story ReminderThis blog is directed to all those that write six word stories. Even if the content does not apply to everyone, it would be much appreciated by the admins of this group if you could read this blog.Six Word Story Reminder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has come to our attention that a sizeable majority of you are having your six word stories declined by us pending approval during submission. If they are not declined, then they barely scrape through. Writing on behalf of the admins here in this group, we have discussions on what is acceptable and what is not, and the amount of pieces that are not acceptable has increased in the past few months.
The concept of a six word story can be difficult to understand, though writing a six word story can be even more difficult for some. As a result, we strongly suggest that everyone revisit what a story is and is not, specifically this blog in which we have underlined some features on what makes a six word
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
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 Deadline2 years 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
STRING GAMES - video of progressLA LA LASTRING GAMES - video of progress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Introduction to Printing Techniques: Part 1IntroductionIntroduction to Printing Techniques: Part 11 year 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
Wand Waitlist: OPEN!Wand Waitlist: OPEN!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may now add your name to the waiting list at any time by filling out this form. (I update the list manually, so if you don't see your name added right away, please be patient.)
Because I get a lot of orders, your name can only appear ONCE on the waiting list.When I finish your wand(s), you can add your name to the bottom of the list again.I will try to honor time sensitive commissions (e.g. Christmas, birthdays, etc.) but no guarantees!!When it's your turn, I will contact you. Please reply within ONE week, or you will lose your spot, and I'll move on to the next person. I have to be strict about this, sorry.
Commission Wait List
Currently working on:
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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
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!
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
2D Animation QnA by Liron Pe'er (aka LPDisney)English in NOT my native language and so I do apologize for any mistakes I might have writing this article. Everything that is written here is based on my personal knowledge and experience. By the time I wrote this article I did not work for any large company and therefore do not know how the industry works. I came to these tricks/tips/working systems by myself and with my own experience. Therefore there is a chance that there are better ways to do the things I explain here. Please take that under your consideration.2D Animation QnA by Liron Pe'er (aka LPDisney)6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Liron Pe'er (aka LPDisney).
Follow My Work:
Online Portfolio / Lady Ice Official Website / YouTube Channel / Facebook / Tumblr / LinedIn /
Asexuality: destroying all prejudicesAsexuality: destroying all prejudices5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Way too many prejudices have been spread about asexuality, generally because of lack of information. This news article has been made for the sole purpose of - hopefully - eliminating them, and let everyone know what asexuality really is, and what it is not. It also aims to promote sites and links that can be useful to asexual people, to make them feel alright with themselves and part of a whole community.
What's asexuality? Asexual people are people who do not feel sexual attraction. This does not necessarily mean they are averse to sex, though: while most asexuals may prefer to not have it, some are just plain indifferent to it. Those who do choose to not have sex do not do so because of religious, moral or personal beliefs; they choose not to do it because of their lack of interest in it. But a complex matter such as asexuality could never be run out so easily, so let's precise a few, important things about asexual people and asexuality in general.
'Winter is Coming' Contest!Hello everyone'Winter is Coming' Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the official journal for
Winter is Coming contest
Contest deadline: December 1st
The subject of this contest is ”Winter is Coming”. We are not looking for “Game of Thrones” themed fan art, We want you to take the phrase and turn it into a piece of art created original from you.
This contest allows media such as:
How to participate?
In order to participate you only have to this journal.
Post your entry to deviantart, link back to this journal entry in the artists comments, and send the group a note with the subject:
"Winter is Coming Contest"
including a link (Do not send a thumbnail) to your deviation.
When we have receive your note, we will put your entry in the contest folder.
All entries can be found here:
Draw this Again Semi-Finalists AnnouncementThese 50 contest entries to the Draw This Again contest showcased immense artistic improvement! We want to thank everyone for participating, and congratulations on how much you’ve grown. Although we have a limited number of winners, we were proud to see each and every one of the entries. Keep practicing, keep producing, and keep on improving!Draw this Again Semi-Finalists Announcement3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
For these Semi-Finalists’ awesome contributions to the Draw This Again Contest, we are giving them:
100 deviantART Points
3-month Premium Membership
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Terms
Nice to Meet You!Hello!!!Nice to Meet You!2 years 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
The Other and OthernessOtherness can be defined as anything or anyone who is not part of the dominant culture, or the person that they dominance is about. Artists are in collusion with the dominant culture and the rest of the people in the lower culture. Until we reach the Romantic period, there is not a lot of political or cultural dissent in art. This is because art was mainly focused on the patrons who purchased the pieces. The lower classes, rough, unpredictable, violent, excessive, threats to the established order. Facial appearance, body posture, stasis or movement, individuality and details (or lack thereof), paleness vs. tan pigmentation.The Other and Otherness7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Class & Gender.
Pre-enlightenment there was not many artworks that reference individuality. Difference was less noted in art because there was more social isolation simply because of the lack of technologies that would have allowed for diversity. All experiences had to be made through first hand contact.
Challenging Yourself to Become a Better ArtistLike others here, I get asked a lot of questions about my art, my process, techniques, and my inspiration. One of the questions I get asked that makes me both smile and laugh is, "How did you get so good?" Half the time it's a rhetorical question, and the other half is people genuinely wanting to know how to get better at art.Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Artist6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The answer is deceptively simple: I challenge myself and maintain a positive attitude.
RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Now you might say, "Well, everything I do is a challenge, I'm not that good yet." But that's not what I mean. Of course getting better at art is challenging, and even when you're what others might consider a master, art never stops being a challenge.
But what I'm talking about is specifically setting goals for yourself and taking on projects that you KNOW are going to make you struggle. The projects that you KNOW are going to make you want to give up and do something else.
I find that a lot of people sort of stick to a specific niche and never reall
150 POINTS GIVEAWAY ! *CLOSED*Why the heck not !? We have decided that we should organize a Points Giveaway with the points that have been donated by you, the fellow members of ContributeArt, on the CAdonations profile.150 POINTS GIVEAWAY ! *CLOSED*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The rules are :
1. You must watch Dzolee and thecauldronofjewelry (we will check)
2. You must Favourite this Journal
3. You must share this Journal in a Journal or Poll
4. When you're done with the rules above, come back here and post a comment with a link to your Poll or Journal and we will give you a number and add you to the Participants List
IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW ALL THE RULES YOU WILL BE KICKED OFF THE GIVEAWAY!
The prizes are :
1st place : 80 + 3 Watchers 3 Llamas and 10 favs from Dzolee,
[CLOSED]10.000 Faves - 500 points giveaway contestContest is now closed![CLOSED]10.000 Faves - 500 points giveaway contest3 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
Juicefast is officially over!10 days ago, I decided to go on a juice fast that was going to last 10 days. Eating nothing else but juice. I did consume some vegetables and fruit aswell now here and there. But mostly juice.Juicefast is officially over!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I FEEL SO good and healthy.
I lost probably around 10 pounds.
No headaches or stomac pains, which I usually have now and then.
SO MUCH MORE ENERGY
my skin looks a lot healthier.
I can consume vegetables/fruits I hate which is good for me by just mixing them with other stuff. Brilliant!
SO much waste of fruit/vegetable meat, and always having to clean the juicer every time. But thats it.
>8D IT FELT SO GOOD EATING A SANDWHICH TODAY NOW THAT IVE DONE and been drinking nothing but fruit and veggies for 10 days.
I will keep making juice, and as a lover of juice before I got the juicer, im happy to stop buying processed nonnutrientfilled juice and change
WINNERS!!! **10 PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS GIVEAWAY**Please this Journal so everyone can see it!WINNERS!!! **10 PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS GIVEAWAY**3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners have been chosen using Random.org! Thanks for entering, we got 1,884 entries!
[Bullet; Green] #1,839 shi-ranai
[Bullet; Red] #71 Kira-Nyan
[Bullet; Green] #1,852 Kirbehsepicness
[Clap] Congratulations to the winners!
In this Journal, I will be giving away 10 three month premium memberships!
[Bullet; Red] There will be 10 different winners.
[Bullet; Green] The premium memberships will only<
monday collection - 2013.09.23monday collection - 2013.09.232 years ago in Art Features More Like This
yesterday, tommorow, forever by Wurstgulasch Dunfanaghy beach by Hgonzag
An Invincible Summer by ElyneNoir
Void by vonsac Alive, 2012 (Ephesians 2) by jenniferhansen
T01 by la-child
Runaway by jenniferhansen Flax Falling Walking 1 by jenniferhansen
More Is Love by la-child
Flax Intothelight by jenniferhansen Falling skies by emilyblox
Untitled [Father] 2013 by geonebieridze
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w