Marketing Your dA PrintsOh marketing... it's every serious artist's permanent headache. What to sell, how to sell it, who to sell it to, how much to sell it for. While we can't give you the one perfect formula for that, here are quite a few tips on how to market your prints on deviantART and beyond.Marketing Your dA Prints5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Put your best art forward
You may think you want to offer everything you can for sale and that is understandable. However, think again. It's likely that not all works you offer for sale are ones that an art buyer might actually want to buy. Just like a potential buyer has to make a choice of what to buy, a seller is better off specifically selecting what to offer for sale and what not. While the saying "Quality over Quantity" is not a sure way to a sale, it's definitely a good strategy to get there.
It's better to offer only your fewer very best works for sale rather than all of your works.
Think like a customer
Put yourself in the shoes of someone contemplating buying your ar
The Road of LifeLife is but a journey, a travel down the road. It is an adventure that will take you wide and far, through many places; you will meet new people and reunite with old ones; various experiences will change you, form you, always challenge you in one way or another. Neither your starting point, nor the color of the feet carrying you is important, and neither is their size or the footwear; what matters is where those feet take you, the first step to the last. Peek back and remember the length you have already walked; gaze forward and keep what comes ahead in mind; but always stay focused on which foot you are currently standing on. Should your next step be the start of a dash or a casual stroll?The Road of Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Often you are going to stray from the path you intended to take, but know that you can never leave your road. It will constantly fork into branches, branches you can choose from or be forced onto. Some branches might look like a dance on roses, but only for awhile; others might end blind or be too d
Necks for anatomy practiceI need to see loads of examples before I can get something. So here's loads of necks doing the weird necky things that necks do.Necks for anatomy practice3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get what's going on with the tangle of muscles and tendons catch necks in action. Watch people in cafes. Pause TV. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer has particularly good lighting for drawing.) Then check out how cartoonists simplify the confusion. Maybe even check out some anatomy to see what's going on beneath the skin. Each gives you a different piece of the puzzle.
Organized by where the head is relative to the shoulders, then by where the camera is. So each group should have the same muscles and tendons bulging out. (If you post drawings from any stock here, do check the stock artist's rules.) NOTE: Images marked with ⬅ are NOT stock. Use them for practice, but don't post. (There's only one image marked since there's so much great stock.)
If you stumble across good neck stock, especially with good shadows, I'd l
CLOSED! WINNERS CHOSEN!CLOSED! WINNERS CHOSEN!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! Time for another giveaway in celebration of the start of summer In this raffle, there will be 10 winners;
-5 will earn a 1 month Premium Membership
-5 will earn 200 points
WHAT TO DO TO ENTER:
-Fav this journal!
TO GET ANOTHER SLOT IN THE RAFFLE, advertise this contest and link it back here I'll give you a second slot in the raffle.
All winners will be chosen with random.org! Winners will be chosen at the end of June!
Good Luck to Everyone!
EDIT: Winners chosen! Congrats to :iconmelverissa: :iconfleeceveon: :iconKaruwat: :iconxxwolfrocksxx: :icontarmahartley: :iconflutterlily: :iconMaster-of-Dreams: :iconyueokinawa: :iconanimedian: :icondawningoftheyork:
I'M BACK!Or not.I'M BACK!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Purging this account was more exhilarating than I expected. Mainly because it reminds me of how badly I played and broke the game known as deviantART. Really though.
Let's look at the interesting fact that I've been on the front page more times than I can count on my hands and toes and I've received 3 daily deviations as well as seniority. All for the price of being a major dick who picks just the opportune moments to pretend to have a heart [which I don't, by the way. Not for a crowd of posers looking to reap the benefits of being a follower].
Admittedly, you're all not like that--in fact a good many of you are great people trying to improve yourselves as artists. But then there are those morons who do nothing but follow. Followers who enjoy sitting there and vacantly hoping someone notices you. They won't. Unless you're amazing beyond comprehension--but most of you aren't. Sorry, it's true. I have had countless people noting me and asking me to advertise for them or they'll s
HopeThis actually gives me hope and I think that everyone should see this:Hope4 years ago in Personal More Like This
HarmonyHarmony3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fire Inside by Spademm
bouquet by reina343
Scorched earth by arcipello
Temple Of Juno by aFeinPhoto-com
Passage of Time by Eltasia
Heavenly by ShikharSrivastava
.Multicolor. by Psychosomaticc
dreamy winter. .. by light-from-Emirates
burn our souls, release the wicked II by TheNightSheDied
floating light II by indojo
The way it all falls. by CaitlinWorthington
Just for a Moment by Oer-Wout
Hawaii, summer home by alierturk
creek attempt VII by andrekosslick
The summer is nearly gone by loLO-o
Invasion by ElenaHelfrecht
On the farm... by LauraDK
color of the wind by hayzy
The world is changing by paintedpoppy
wind by IlonaShevchishina
Marta by BirdSophieBlack
Moss Village by MaaykeKlaver
417 by richys
Kaprun by CaveCanem42
she burned like the sun by TheNightSheDied
Humming by speakyst
sakura's rising sun by jyoujo
Icon contest - the winnersToday I will announce the winners. <33Icon contest - the winners3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone, I love all entries, all are very very very awesome. ;__;
Congratulations all!! :iconyuihugplz:
Hi peepz :3
I always wanted make an icon contest, but I had no points for the prizes, but now I have.
So, shall we go to the rules? ^^
-Make an icon of my OC Nayume (yes, always her lol shhh):
(Infos about her: http://nayume.deviantart.com/gallery/25079632)
-The icon must be 50 x 50 and can't be larger than 15 kb.
-Animation not needed, but appreciated.
-You can add background, if not, make it transparent, please. ^^
-You can use base.
-Make any clothes that you want.
-Be creative. ^^
-You can entry with many entries you want.
-Keep that in mind: I can use the icon which you will make for the contest, but I a
PhotoManipulation: Lighting TechniquesVISUAL TRICKERYPhotoManipulation: Lighting Techniques5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One of the great joys of PhotoManipulation is the act of using photographic images and hand-painted elements to fabricate realities. What makes this new art-form so potent is the fact that you can create a sense of realism that in my opinion cant really be matched by other mediums. To attain the level where you can articulate your ideas into photorealistic realities takes a fair amount of practice, but fortunately there are many resources that can assist you get there much much faster than trial and error alone.
When I really started to focus on lighting in my work, the quality of my pieces made a monumental jump. I dont profess to be a lighting expert, this article collates useful information and resources that have helped me in my progression, and can hopefully help you as well. This article is going to be very 'wordy' and may be more appealing to the intermediate / advanced user; however, I would recommend practitioners of all levels to check out the
Give away (1st time~) [Ends 5th January]I think you all understand that I do my first give away!~Give away (1st time~) [Ends 5th January]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't know what is a give away, its just a way to get somethings FREE~
So I hope you guys will enjoy this~
First, there's will be 5 winners ~
What you can win? You can win points and free costum adopt and already adopt made.
And I will choose people randomly ! I will write people's name on a piece of sheet equal to the number of their chances to win.
Then I will pull from a bag.
Who can enter?
But your account must be 1 month old and at least got 1 piece of work.
So the prizes :
1st winner :
5 customs adopt (any specie of your choice from my list (on other journal))
2 customs adopt Winged Snake (My Own specie)
1 custom adopt Baby Laethus (My Own Specie)
1 custom adopt My new own specie (Will be a surprise)
1 custom adopt Scarfblob
1 custom adopt Eevee
1 custom adopt Deviruichi
1 custom adopt MLP Pegasus Heart Pony
1 adopt Fling
1 adopt Portable Mouse Speaker
1 adopt FluffBall
Flash News #1: Dress Up Tutorials!Flash News #1: Dress Up Tutorials!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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As a Community Volunteer for the Flash category one of my roles is to share
some interesting journals about Flash with the dA community. I will try my best
to update as regularly I can and if you have any questions/comments I would
love to hear them.
#1 Dress Up Tutorials (Actionscript 2)
The thing I love about dress up games is you can turn any artwork into
something fun and interactive with just a few lines of code. These tutorials
are using Actionscript 2 but the reason I wanted to show you them is because
they helped me a lot when I created my first dress up game Squidpig Dress Up.
These are just a few I found while searching "Dress up tutorial" on
deviantArt that I found were really helpful when
I Wonder Who Cares...If you don't care: stop readingI Wonder Who Cares...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fave this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
My newest project.Here it is. ApothecaryAphid ANIMATED.My newest project.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well. This is the first one so it is obviously going to suck. I started to animate and started a youtube channel. So check it out. Like, Subscribe, and share it to everybody. Now I know it is crap, give me a break it's my first time. I will be working on the animations frequently. But don't expect them coming out every day. Animating is really hard (not the way I do it. LAZY) I still have a day job, and it takes up all of my time. So let everybody know. I am already working on the next one. Also I am writing a animated Slender one.
So Cute, It Rots your Teeth #5Every Sunday we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.So Cute, It Rots your Teeth #53 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting! Also if possible please fave this article to to spread the love for clay food thank you!
#semi-sweeties is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help please join us!
Lalna used to work at Yoglabs..Interesting. I wonder why he stopped. Maybe its because Ridgedog turned him into a supercomputer?!?!?Lalna used to work at Yoglabs..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't given up on YogPortal.
LaLNA looked up slightly as he felt the newest ZombieCraft simulation be activated. Who was accessing it?
Oh, right, Testificate MD, of course he was. But there were two others, who?
A small part of LaLNA filled with dread while the rest of him filled with glee. Two of his old acquaintances were in the simulation; Xephos and Honeydew.
Maybe a little present would be programmed in, just for them. LaLNA heard his name mentioned from the live feed he had going of the simulation.
"Is he related to Lalna?"
What? Did they know he was here? Almost trapped?
"Lalna used to work at YogLabs. But then he got fired," Xephos explained to the dwarf. "There was a falling out and he no longer works here."
LaLNA chuckled. "You have no idea Xeph, no idea." Technically, Lalna was still on the payroll, the flesh part of LaLNA. But who needs money when friv
Alicorn TwilightAt the moment, the episode has not come out yet. Though, alicorn Twilight has been something hinted at since season one, and as a writer I am excited to see change and appreciate the possibility of having some clarity on the mythology of Equestria. I highly doubt the show creators would break the friendship of the characters, nor would they make Twilight "Outlive" her friends. Remember who the target audience is: Young, impressionable little girls with dreams of being their own princess in some way. To see a character they are familiar with becoming a princess, not from being related to royalty but instead from her own hard work and diligence is inspiring for a young child.Alicorn Twilight3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've seen many princesses who are given this role from the start. Our poor, Disney girls always pining for something more, sitting in their sheltered life longing for a prince or an adventure. Instead, we are seeing a young woman who has EARNED her place as a princess from her kindness, knowledge, and her experienc
[Team Crafted] Character Meme (wtf just happened)Put down 12 of your OCs! If you don't have that many, you can put down your friend's OCs...and if that still doesn't cut it...put down some charries from your favorite fandom![Team Crafted] Character Meme (wtf just happened)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 are at a slumber party at 6's house. What happens?
Ryan spikes the punch, they all get drunk, Deadlox tries to hit on Seto and gets frustrated because every time Seto hiccups he teleports a few feet away from where he was originally, Husky ends up in Seto's potion room and turns into a Marshtomp, James spends the whole night crying in the front lawn because he's convinced that it's actually Inge's fur, Ryan thinks he's actually Morgan Freeman, and Mitch lays his head against the refrigerator and begs it to open up and reveal its secrets.
5 and 12 are stranded on an island! What happens?
Derp Ssundee blows up the entire island, killing Ryan a
News about wolves :(Hello pals,News about wolves :(2 years ago in Personal More Like This
sorry for kiriban winner, you will be featured soon, I did not forget you I just write some sad journals and my mood is far from nice, so this is not the best time for kiriban.
By the way, there is a new one: send me a printscreen of 1 022 222 pageviews and you will win a feature (no feature for porn or animal cruelty, ok).
Well, I have news about wolves, as I have promised to keep you informed.
If you do not know what I speak about, check this journal, please!
Two ZOO Brno's employees answered my question about wolves and one of them was a zoologist, so I think we can consider that reply trustworthy.
So: as you probably already know, my beloved Atila, famous alpha wolf from ZOO Brno, died. He died of old age (10 years). His death is the cause of the current bad state of other wolves. The death of the alpha is followed with a lot of stress, as the hierarchy of the pack is completely crushed and in terrible mess.
The ZOO repeatedly applied te
Plushie Giveaway!Alright, as promised, now that I've reached 200 watchers, I will be giving away one free fleece pony plush to one lucky watcher.Plushie Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The rules are really simple:
-All you have to do to enter is watch me.
-Please only watch me with one account. I want to keep this fair. (No plz accounts will be eligible for the plush.)
-The drawing will be on Sunday, 5/13/12. I'm going to draw the winner at 8:00 PM CST (My time)
-The winner cannot take apart the plush for the pattern or sell the plush. It's a gift, and I'd rather not regret it.
-The winner will be contacted when I draw their name through a note on DA. They will have 5 days to respond with the pony they want and their address. After 5 days, if they do not respond, I will draw another name, so please, keep an eye on your inboxes.
About the plush:
It will be made with my basic pony pattern. I don't know the exact height because fleece stretches a little differently than minky, but it should stand at least 15 inches tall.
The winner can choose
ventitoutMy weekends lately have all just been giving me these repetitive reasons to be upset.ventitout3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But the reasons are generally all different, some the same as before I guess. Dysphoria is becoming more of an issue as time goes by; my voice seems to be the only thing really changing so it doesn't match my body or face at all so my self confidence has dropped to the floor and is eroding away from existence, my legs upset me so much because they're so curvy and could be thinner - I have this smoldering terror of getting overweight to the point that if I feel insecure about it in the slightest I won't be hungry and will completely forget about eating, and I really don't want to end up having another bad habit forming. But it's an issue just like the last because it's almost like I want to let it happen. Which is really weird because I know that it's bad.
On another but similar note, I'm really conflicted and confused by this even after so many times I've been told that people are here for me,
Project-name-origins (~closed~)The "Project-name-origins" is no longer available at DeviantArt!Project-name-origins (~closed~)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Visit our official Project-name-origins homepage if you still want to join ---> http://www.project-name-origins.com
You want to be a part of something big?
Join the Project-name-origins!
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3500 points give away, winners announced3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
New points give away: < you may join both
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
Journal Skin Commissions (CLOSED)My backlog of commissions has reached a new level of terrifying, so commissions are going to have to close. I'll still be working on the commissions of those I've contacted already.Journal Skin Commissions (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I may be up for taking commissions again in August.
All journal skins come with some essential basics:
Backgrounds: colors, patterns, or textures
Custom fonts and styled headers
You can then commission specific custom features that you would like included in your journal. Some popular features that I can code are:
Menus/LinksColumns/SidebarsScroll barsStyled Lit and Image Thumbs
Author avatar (great for group skins)
Buttons/Social Media IconsCustom BoxesSpecial cursorsBlockquotes
All skins will also now come with CSS3 transitions (try hovering over the prices below for an example).
Simple Journal Skin
A basic journal skin that is simple and very easy to use. Includes ~1 custom feature.
Anime, Art, ActivismSorry for the flood of journals!Anime, Art, Activism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, thank you all for the support about the Comic Con panels, and thank you, dA, for giving me the opportunity to do so!
Speaking of panels, I will be giving another one about how anime and art can be more than just pretty pictures, but also a powerful mechanism of change. I will talk about how I first started doing activist art, finding inspiration, and how that evolved into my life's career. I will also be talking about how you can easily take action with nothing but the will of your imagination.
The panel will be held at Cal Anime Destiny http://www.calanimedestiny.com a small one day (and super cheap) anime convention held at my university When I'm not panelling, you can find me in the Artist Alley (the AA is small, so I'll be easy to find ). The con is this October 13th at MLK Student Union on the University of California Berkeley campus 10 AM7 PM (more info here http://www.calanimedestiny.com/location )
I look forward to s