100 Random Words Contest - has ended! :DEDIT: Hey guys, I know I've been saying this a lot but I'm so sorry! I was going to try to get the winners posted before midnight but my sister came to town today and only just left an hour ago. So I'm just finishing up a few things but I should have the winners posted in a short while ;D100 Random Words Contest - has ended! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: Alright eager beavers! The contest end time has lapsed, in others words this baby is DONE!
I know there are a couple stragglers still out there, if you get those entries in in the next couple of hours I'll still count them. I'll post an update here when I will no longer be accepting those late entries.That's it for getting those entries in I'm afraid. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who's entered! I still have some notes and entries to go through, I promise I will get to those of you I haven't tomorrow morning after work! Please bare with me, it's been a long day! And I'll be posting the winners Sunday night!
Howl's Moving Castle Contest (03/30/2014)You voted and the tally is in. My next contest will focus on Howl's Moving Castle!!!!!Howl's Moving Castle Contest (03/30/2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The contest will start February 10th and finish on March 30th. That gives you OVER A MONTH to work on your illustration.
Since I am giving you a month I am also expecting some fantastic work. Here are the rules...
1. Re-create (in YOUR style) your favorite scene from Hayao Miyazaki's award winning film "Howl's Moving Castle".
a. The scene must contain at LEAST two characters from the film.
b. The scene MUST be in color.
c. The scene can be created using traditional or digital methods.
d. The scene MUST be your own work; I will not accept works that are digital manipulations of film screen caps pasted into an image document.
e. The scene MUST be 800 x 600 pixels at 300 dpi or larger. I will not accept images that
are smaller than this. (The image can be either landscape or portrait style.)
2. Reply to this Journal entry with your sub
Blogging Tutorial Series [update]Hur, hur, long time no post and it's been already one month since the last one. Well, I guess that's better than spamming you guys with senseless journal entries.Blogging Tutorial Series [update]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today a little educational update for you and especially for people, who want to use markers and/or people, who want to learn a little bit about colour theory, or both. ^_~
I started to write bite-size colouring tutorials for the Letraset blog. You'll get to see new art plus you'll get a 'hybrid tutorial' consisting of a bit of colour theory, a walkthrough and how to use markers. ^^
For the interested kids, click here: http://letrasetblog.com/tutorials/analogous-colour-scheme-part1/. Part 2 and 3 are here: http://letrasetblog.com/manga/analogous-colour-scheme-part-2/ and http://letrasetblog.com/manga/analogous-colour-scheme-part-3/.
Part 4 is now online: http://letrasetblog.com/manga/analogous-colour-scheme-part-4/.
Spread the word! *haha*
PS: I think I should do a separate list at some point with all the tutor
Collage - Alchemy of the QuotidianCollage - Alchemy of the Quotidian1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Alchemy of the Quotidian
Please welcome suzymae as our newest guest writer for DeviantArt. Journalism is the latest turn in Suzy’s communications-dedicated existence, her resume revealing her to be a lifetime arts world gypsy only recently having alighted in Los Angeles where she is involved with not only transmedia artwork, video and collage but also the stand-up comedy scene. Please join me in welcoming suzymae to the DeviantArt family, the best home for artists displaying Suzy’s spirit of peripatetic creativity, thoughtful human observation and all-in life c
Results posted! Congratulations to the winners!Results are in! Click and scroll down to see the winners!Results posted! Congratulations to the winners!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Prizes for category 1-
First place for category 1, the name: :iconLittleRueKitty: For the name- Rory which means "Red." Congratulations!
Any style icon from Yamio
A cell-shaded colored chibi from Priincessu
A colored chibi from LilMissStitches
A colored chibi from Mochiiii
A chibi from pakichi
A colored chibi from syoyoyo
300 points & 1 llama from Reiyaa
Colored headshot from Daevaluque
Colored half body from twingkly
Prizes for category 2-
First place: :iconDeeyushachan:--->
Sea Green Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A mini pixel from Mimru
Sea Green Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A colored sketch & 1 llama from Yamio
Sea Green Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre An icon from Lillyfrost
Sea Green Bullet - F2U! by Drache-Lehre A colored pixel chib
The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:59 PM
cidaq’s paintings are unique and instantly identifiable as hers —
Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
as well as the skilled technique and composition are solidly anchored in the traditional, but the
Madoka Magica fanbook: Normal orders [OPEN]U P D A T E :Madoka Magica fanbook: Normal orders [OPEN]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
//Psst: Click here http://fav.me/d5fm2iy for info on how to grab the book for half price!! Limited time only
This will be the last time I update this journal!
Normal orders: [ OPEN ]
Will sell the books online until I run out of stock.
Instead of selling for $22 for regular orders, I've changed it to $21...(not much but still a dollar less hey XD)
Thanks again to everyone who ordered!! ♥ ♥ ♥ *hugs*
Hope the books arrive safely ♥
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Pre-orders are now closed , I will open up regular orders soon in a few days
Thank you everyone!!
I am almost done sending out all the pre-orders~ <3
Last week for pre-orders! This is the last chance to grab the book at $19 with a free print~
After pre-order ends, I'll open up regular orders (shall update the journal again) They will be $22 for normal price.
Thank you <3
Free Key Giveaway #30 - CLOSEDFree Key Giveaway #30 - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: WINNERS ARE :iconHenva: :iconKaszimera: :iconlady-leliel:
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #30 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #31!
Free Key Giveaway
Each week we will be giving away 1 key for free to say thanks for all the support. Anyone can play. We ship all over the world.
So what do you have to do to win one?
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE POSTING
Just post on this journal. Post anything you want. Say hello, tell us a joke, give us a funny plz account. Anything.
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Watcher feature this journal if you want more exposure (yanno.. portal thingy).Watcher feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bask in the awesome beauty my watchers ( and others Ive found) create
:iconleonidasplz::iconsaysplz: I said BASK.
Aradia Megido by SihxDreamlight by aliphelpsRipples of Consequence by Sing-seiBetween Day and Night by RestrictedShadowNightmare fuel by RockLoumore hayden yey by liliwuzherex.Instinct by CuzzaCurryLittle mermaid got her legs by AnaDalleFinal Fantasy 12 Viera by SaintPreciousPlatinum Wind by priteeboySweet Goodness by BeagleCakesOrb by Sho-kunDemon Queen of Spiders by KannartMosaic by renkaz
Death Gliders by Leyna-art Souless by slugetteRob Zombie by Sev-EmpireMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo
March Findings. (2013)March Findings. (2013)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So at the end of February, I came across an interesting looking feature by danlev. It was specifically, a feature of a deviation submitted each day of the month. So only on the first of February, was he able to feature a piece submitted on that day. Inspired, I decided "wow, I would like to do something like that." So I did! It was the
absolute hardest thing ever, but here it is, complete, and I hope many many people get to view this and appreciate these very awesome works.
If you were featured, my only request to you is that you show your own watchers this feature journal, to pass it on!
March 1st. 2013
March 2nd. 2013
All About BJD Wigs (Video)Over the two years on DA, a lot of questions I received were about the BJD wigs I have for my dolls, so I decided to make a video about them to answer those questions. Most of them are about what companies I bought the wigs from and what styles they were.All About BJD Wigs (Video)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was very excited to work on this video actually because I'm so obsessed with BJD wigs myself. I think having a good wig on your doll is so important just a having a nice face up.
Apparently there's Drama on my page???Wow, so my tumblr followers told me about some drama going on my Archive Page for Raindrops.Apparently there's Drama on my page???2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A little amused but after checking I found that it was indeed true and a certain user ragequit on Raindrops due to the lack of updates. A couple of things I would like to address since I've been busy, I haven't checked DA in a while so I haven't been able to read all of the comments. SO!
1) This was really amusing to read on some level.
2) Thank you to everyone who defended me.
3) Sorry to those who agree
4) Thanks to the rest for understanding!
And most importantly!!! I mentioned in the past that my average speed for writing Raindrops is usually one chapter per year. Usually because life gets in the way like... work, and friends, and other interests. And just because I don't get to Raindrops doesn't mean that I've abandoned it. It just means that I haven't gotten to it. In fact, I've spent the last several weekends writing and rewriting the script for Chapter 8 (which is like the longest chapt
Frequently Asked QuestionsI get asked many questions and it can be hard for me to answer them all, so I have compiled a list of questions which I'm often asked in the hope it is of interest to some of youFrequently Asked Questions2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Where did you learn?
I've taught myself. My Secondary (High) School art teacher told me 'cartoon are not art' and so I had no interest in perusing 'art' classes any further. At about 13 I began to draw every day, less studying, more drawing what came to mind, creating characters and worlds and getting my thoughts and feeling onto paper.
I joined deviantART at 15, and the feedback and critique I've gained through sharing my art online has helped a lot in my improvement. I wasn't born with any 'gift', unless you count functioning hands, I learned through practice. My early drawings are just as bad as everyone elses (I keep them as proof) I a
PAINT MY OC contestAnd the contest is finally open. This is the second contest hosted by us and this time the theme of the contest is about our original characters. This contest is for digital and traditional art only. At the end 6 WINNERS will be selected who'll get a lot of great prizes. For more info read the rest of the article. And please add this journal to your favorites, so more people will be informed about this contest. Thank you.PAINT MY OC contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P.S. At the end we'll randomly select 10 people who faved this journal and they'll get a huge feature in our journal. And one lucky person will even get points (400 ). Good luck to all participants.
Here's a list of the prizes the winners will get at the end of the contest. There will be 6 WINNERS, that means that there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. We listed the prizes only once, because winners of the first category will get exactly the same prizes as winners of the second category (if it says that winner of 1st p
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
4 Artists and Their Journeys4 Artists and Their Journeys3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sept. 5, 2012 by techgnotic
“When I left high school, I had all my plans to go to college, but I had no money. And I decided then, the best thing for me to do is not worry about getting money to go to college — I will educate myself. I walked down the street, I walked into a library, I would go to the library three days a week for ten years and I would educate myself. It’s all FREE, that’s the great thing about libraries! Most of you can afford to go to college, but if you wanna educate yourself completely, go to the library and educate yourself. When I was 28 years old, I graduated from Library.”
— Ray Bradbury
So spoke the recently departed Ray Bradbury, a seminal (possibly the seminal) American fantasy & science fiction writer. Today, aspiring sci-fi and fantasy writers study his novels and short stories as their core ed
Contest END. But other ways to contribute?Update: Judging is still in process but its safe to say all the entries where of such high quality that we've struggled to narrow it down! To those waiting on results all will be posted up very soon in the meanwhile please be sure to visit the contest gallery folder and have a good look at all the amazing entries. We are super proud to run a group that has attracted so much amazing and positive energy!Contest END. But other ways to contribute?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contest has now ended. Thank you to everyone who has contributed! We will update the journal once the winners have been decided</b>
Don't forget you can still purchase an artbook spot here at our store envy http://etherealartbook.storenvy.com/products/1653743-artist-spot-donation if you want a secure a guaranteed artist spot in the artbook!
as seen here using random.org we c
Trees by Amazing Artists..Meet them!Trees by Amazing Artists..Meet them!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unsafe by hydralore winter forest by BaxiaArt
Unreal by m-eralp :thumb338597435: Praise to Light by m-eralp
misty autumn III by Weissglut Autumn in the forest by valiunic -Crossroads of life- by Janek-Sedlar
Hello from heaven by milenkadelic Regeneration by milenkadelic Tears in heaven by milenkadelic
Trees by cfrank Trees by pnewbery Jurassic Trees by creative-overflow
not even the trees by jyoujo Cotton Trees by ilimel A Secret Life Of Ghost Trees.. by Dave-Ellis
Forever trees by dh6art Poor Trees by vlastas When The Trees Sing by Olga-Zervou
Old trees and new trees by jchanders The Heart of Trees by ResidoLancin White trees by mjagiellicz
Sunset with trees by SzymonMic Sunset in the trees by IndianRain soul of trees by ildiko-neer
:thumb301481945: Distant Trees by Natan-Estivallet Trees at Sunset by Natan-Estivallet
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+feel free to ask questions/brush settings/etc (´⊙◞⊱◟⊙｀)
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F.A.Q. / Art TipsAfter being asked whether if I had an FAQ or not, I realized that I didn't have one, and it would probably be helpful if I did have one. (I'll probably just add this to my signature or something, LOL.) Anyways, I will separate the questions into Technical, Personal, and Artist Tips , since those are the kinds of questions I'm frequently asked anyways.F.A.Q. / Art Tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What programs / tools do you use ?
- Adobe Photoshop cs4 (For drawing AND animating)
- Flash cs4 (For animating)
- iMovie (I USED to use this to put videos / animations together)
- Final Cut Express (Current video editor to put videos and animations together)
- I have an iMac computer
- I use a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet
How long does it take you to do ______ ?
Depending on how much effort I put into something it's obviously going to take longer; so a fully colored thing would be a few hours and a little doodle or sketch would just take me a few minutes (Meaning YES they can sometimes take up to 59 minutes
Digitally Delicious: January 24thApprehension by BJPentecostDigitally Delicious: January 24th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hymn To Pan by Valyavande
The Avalanche Callers by Starhorse
The Virgin Queen by MARYMARU
La Collectionneuse by theartofTenia
Temple in the sky by Ecystudio
The Fire and Water Sprites by IngridTan
Rainy day by SinteArkras
Hummingfox by Maquenda
Earth by JonHrubesch
Hello beauty by Claire-Lacaes
Vindictus 2 by ddal84
Hollow World Cover by HughEbdy
It's not a birthday without RAAAMBLES.Heeeey folks.It's not a birthday without RAAAMBLES.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thanks for all the birthday well-wishing. Veritable.. mountains of well-wishing. Though I'd be just as content postponing my birthday until next year. And then maybe the year after that, and after that..
A year older and a year wiser. Well, the latter is debatable. But definitely a year older! This year has been a wild, satisfying, disappointing, exciting one. It marks my first total year as a freelancer, which has been simultaneously one of the most liberating and terrifying career leaps I've ever made. Thankfully, the studio I've ended up working with for the entire year has been a very welcoming one. The workload can be immense, but outside of being paid, there are few rewards greater than seeing your work animated in a game after toiling on it for hours. Getting to visit Barcelona was another fantastic perk.
I really can't complain at all about work, this year. I've worked with the guys from Wayforward, Vigil, did a bit of here-and-there for my old stu
CONTEST! - WINNERS!!!WINNERSCONTEST! - WINNERS!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hate to choose favorites, But they were all amazing!
(You will get 2 points instead of 1.)
I'm going to host a contest.
Theme- Draw your OC, someone else's OC, or one of my OC's in a spring-y stuation, or wearing some spring clothing.
Chibi fullbody colored
A custom MMD video
a watch (if already watching, then 15 s)
April 1st- 25thApril 1st- 29
What is acceptable-