Dryad Contest! Now Closed!Closed for VotingDryad Contest! Now Closed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for all the epic entries
Edit 2 - Just a reminder, 3 days til the deadline if you fancy dolling a dryad or finishing up an entry in time
Edit 1 -
I am an idiot and forgot I was going on holiday right through the middle of the deadline so have a magic extension for those who would like a little extra time to enter
And here we are! May 15th! Time for a new Minishizzle Contest!!!
The theme for this contest is "Dryads" or "Tree Spirits/Fairies".
This lovely lady is a Scots Pine Dryad
You can enter a doll on any base, in whatever colors you'd like, dressed in any sort of clothes, from any setting. You must doll a specific tree and tell us in your comments what kind of tree you have brought to life. (all trees accepted but no flowers or shrubs, just trees, giant redwoods down to apple and cherry trees all accepted!)
Your entry can be male or female, they can have wings or some magic nature power, they just have t
PapermaniaI have gone papercraft crazy!Papermania5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have started to modify my own paperdolls - look at the gallery if you want to see the finished versions.
Templates are here:
Captain America - Cowlhttp://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/stsvecowl.jpg
Captain America - no cowl http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/steveKopie.jpg
Tony Stark - Tuxedohttp://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/tony-4.jpg
Pied Piper - Rogues War Outfit http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/piper.jpg
Trickster - 90s outfithttp://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/james2-1.jpg
leatherjacket for Trickster http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/james2leatherjacketbig.jpg
Trickster - Rogues Wars outfit http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/james-littlecape.jpg
Captain Boomerang I http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/digger-2.jpg
Captain Cold http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w195/Spiegelmaid/len-2.jpg
Pied Piper (boots&cape) h
Features Vol. 3Features Vol. 31 year ago in Personal More Like This
Red by Evey90 Believe in me. by mylittlebluesky
More then I want to live by DeScripted-LOVE Sitka spruce cone by whisperfae
Sundown Susan by SharingMyDreams Solitude by SophieVogel
To My Mother by MyLifeThroughTheLens Farmhouse.../Tuscany, Italy by JPawlak
Time is money by Pamba Cryptography by Colourful-cloudS
in the forest by secret-mirror time is too slow for those who wait by BlauBeerKuchen
Wishful Thinking by reylia Old school by Iulia-Oprinesc
Red by ciprinel human soul by kozyafffka
Young and Beautiful VII by Michela-Riva Peace by MarsiaMS
Natures Revival 045 by Frank-Beer Sunset poppy by kayaksailor
The Only Direction by WillTC Flower II by 3liah
Quelque chose pour nous secourir by InoaLa purple madness by kathero3
Life by ausrejurke released by VisitingFahrrad
Winter by Piscisvolantis Spring is waking up by Lumpy2
Emerald Fire by RevolucionFoto a brief moment of clarity by Luperkalia
2:01 by bebefromtheblock Delicate by meszarts
p u r p u r e a by poppy412 Heaven's Teardrops by Unkopierbar
Aurora by YunaArt 181935 by HopelessLonging
181935 by HopelessLonging Fairytale by rainylake
Red Temptations by drhussamm
Raw-Nature Feature 15Here are just a few of the beautiful images that have been accepted into the group this weekRaw-Nature Feature 152 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Contest 08 - Aliens of Star WarsContest 08 - Aliens of Star Wars1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Thanks to all who entered, commented, favorited, and voted for the entries!
I hope to see y'all for the next one, and don't forget to claim your prizes below if you won by noting the gift-givers. ^.^
Aliens of Trek
For this contest you'll be depicting your favorite aliens from Star Wars! Read on for more details!
- Your picture must include a Star Wars alien.
- Any character who's an alien is allowed.
- Creatures/beasts are also allowed. (Rancors, Katarns, Krayt Dragons, etc.)
- You can include normal human characters, but of course the al
Raw-Nature Feature 24Here are just a few of the beautiful images that have been accepted into the group this weekRaw-Nature Feature 242 years ago in Personal More Like This
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McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!Today is an incredibly exciting day!!!McCall's Patterns + Yaya Han = Cosplay patterns!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
I feel incredibly lucky that on my birthday, I can finally reveal a long-awaited dream come true with all of you.
McCall's Patterns reached out to me last year to see if I would like to design some patterns for them. (Still reeling over this sentence, btw.) I had a meeting and lovely tour of their offices, and then got to work. My ideas were overflowing, but I knew exactly which patterns I wanted to design first...
We're proud to present "Yaya Han's Ultimate Bodysuit Pattern" as the first finished collaboration between McCall's Patterns and me.
It's a pattern we are sorely missing in the cosplay world - I know from having to alter and draft my own bodysuit patterns for many years. This patterns will make it easy for cosplayers (and everyone else) to tailor a bodysuit that will fit them like a glove, and use it as a base for thousands of costume ide
Onion Tou Plz Account ListLast Updated January 21, 2013Onion Tou Plz Account List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Easter... Here's a Feature!Happy Easter to all my dA friends! Hope the bunny is good to youHappy Easter... Here's a Feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Good news! I'm down 5 pounds on my diet in 2 1/2 weeks! So far so good. BUT I will likely blow it all today on festivities.
Together by rainylakeElephant by ddelemenyportrait of gandhi by praneeth388Axis Powers Hetalia : Chibi Russia by YovanaYinCaeruleum et viridem by KairozeAttractor of Light and Magic by KairozeElevation by thannoukiNostalgia by VintageWarmth
Free! Season 2 Official Information !!UPDATE!! :iconharukananaseplz: :iconmakototachibanaplz: :iconrinmatsuokaplz: :iconreiryugazakiplz: :iconnagisahazukiplz:Free! Season 2 Official Information !!UPDATE!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Check out link for the full official information about season 2
It pretty much covers everything in the last 2 entries
including official art and character information
Yamazaki Sosuke Official Character Information
"Yoshimasa Hosoya will play Sosuke Yamazaki, one of Rin's best friends from elementary school who understands him well. He has a strong personality, and never gets irritated by anything. He takes a dry and harsh position on swimming toward himself and those around him."
Free! -Eternal Summer- Premieres July 2014
It has been hinted that Sosuke's 'colour' will be light blue. Although not confirmed yet.
Look forward to more official art!
Anthro Artist Feature Interview - AlectorfencerWelcome Anthro Deviants! So this will be the first installment of many articles and features I will be bringing to the Anthro Community! I would like to introduce the first installment by interviewing and featuring AlectorFencer!Anthro Artist Feature Interview - Alectorfencer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Crow Eater by: AlectorFencer
demonstrates the raw talent of perspective, angle, detail and emotion! Oh and by the way. Just to clarify "I heard it way too often. THIS IS NOT FOLKLORE! It's my original character! I dreamt of it and then put it on paperrrr. D:" AlectorFencer
When I first joined DeivnatART some 7+ years ago, I was looking for raw creativity, unique pieces and anything Anthro or 'Wolf' related. AlectorFencer was one of the first deviants I ever started to follow here on DeviantART and by the features below I am sure you can agree as to why. AlectorFencer brings something to the community that is fresh,
I have made a new account!A stock account that is!I have made a new account!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be posting resources there. Free stock images, I will try making some screentones, colour pallets and photoshop/sai brushes too! All images, tones and brushes will be free for use without crediting etc. ( because its just so tedious OTL) New Zealand has some breathtakingly beautiful skies and sceneries so I will be doing a ton of those too :iconsmilieplz: Stock account can be found here! http://moni158stock.deviantart.com/ Still in the process of uploading stuff but I should have a bunch up very soon
Ohhh! and I am still compiling my feature list! I am so happy with the amount of suggestions you guys gave me! Hopefully some under loved deviants will be getting the love they deserve soon :iconkissyplz:
Free! Eternal Summer Opening Song! :iconharukananaseplz: :iconmakototachibanaplz: :iconrinmatsuokaplz: :iconreiryugazakiplz: :iconnagisahazukiplz:Free! Eternal Summer Opening Song!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A 15 second sneak peak into Free! Eternal Summer's opening song has been released
Dried Up Youthful Fame
As everyone knows, OLDCODEX is the band Makoto's voice actor is in. He's the one singing in the video
Watch it here:
Have any queries? Comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Founder -> :iconfatlittleseal: Co-Founder - > :iconalicio-star: Co-Founder - > :icontybalt427:
:iconnanaseblushplz: :iconmakotosmileplz: :iconrinwhatplz: :iconfree6plz: [Bullet; Blue] :iconnagisasmile-plz: :
Finally Leaving DA :) So long my friends!Looong happy journal ahead!Finally Leaving DA :) So long my friends!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone and happy holidays, I hope your year has been a good one and if not, I hope next year will bring good tidings to you and your family
Now then, onto other things. I just want to say that the following journal has been well thought out and is meant to be a positive thing.
As most of you know, I rarely come on DA anymore. I have all but left, and now it's time I say goodbye. The reason I am writing this journal is because so many of my friends and artists I watch just delete their account or disappear off DA. But I don't want to be like that; I have had a wonderful experience on DA and this site deserves more than that. I have made too many good friends on here.
So, here is the history of Drayok (me) and my time spent on DA and finally, why I am leaving.
DA is the entire reason I got into art. Before DA, I might have occasionally drawn. Like once a year, but never knew what art could really be, never knew what art could do to a person. I found
WaterproofSo last week, we got hit by yet another downpour of torrential rains, which continued for days (thankfully without any consistent strength for too long). Floods were raging on everywhere, submerging cars, houses, trees, electric posts, and even people. In many villages, including ours, floods crept up inside our houses, eating up a lot of our stuff, bringing all sorts of UFOs (unidentified floating objects) and diseases along with it, and knocking out the electricity for days. For four days, we were armed with candles, flashlights, and fans as we braved the seemingly never-ending monsoon. But in all actuality, we were used to it.Waterproof3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's happened before--many times before, even--but it doesn't mean it still isn't pretty horrible. People are either driven out of their homes or stranded in them. Some drown in the strong currents of the floods. Lots of things, lots of people, were--and are--lost. It's as if the country was washed down.
But the best part is that we get up. Our country, small
NaruSaku 2014!NaruSaku 2014!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What is NaruSaku 2014?
Simply put we, the crazy and lovely NaruSaku Fandom, decided to celebrate for the course of an entire year, our most loved pairing in the Narutoverse! And not only that! We are also planning on celebrating Naruto manga itself!
How all this madness started? From Noiznation's #narusaku 2014's trend, to Sparda3g's post where he shared his belief that this will be NaruSaku's year, to Chatte-georgiana who caused an uproar, to muku-ge, our lovely Japanese friend who offered her help with her insight of the Japanese culture itself, to freakysanda1995's involvement, to derangeddoctor's help with our blog, to Uzuharu's wis
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Aug.1stSupporting Biblical ValuesChick-fil-A Appreciation Day Aug.1st3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This Wednesday (August 1st) is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day! For those of you who haven't heard the news lately, Chick-fil-A is a Christian fastfood company in the United States that is based on Biblical values. They have been very successful and make a yummy chicken sandwich. Recently the CEO made a statement about the Biblical definition of marriage and as a result has become involved in a "Culture War". For more details here is a link to a news article I read this morning: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0727/Chick-fil-A-Culture-war-in-a-chicken-sandwich-video
As Christians it is important for us to support companies that have enough back bone to stand up for their Christian beliefs. As the CEO said himself, having the freedom to believe what we want is what makes America so great.
For those who support Chick-fil-A's stance on Biblical standards, this Wednesday is the day to show yo
''Bahrainham''?Unsurprisingly, after the murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists last week: media hysteria is higher than normal, with news networks reporting on virtually nothing but counter terrorism plans.''Bahrainham''?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Joke news network Fox was clearly so caught up in it all that they went into full reality meltdown, claiming that parts of Britain had become no-go areas for non-Muslims, and that “Muslim Religious Police” were patrolling parts of London, attacking anyone who did not conform to Islamic law.
Birmingham, they said, was a city populated purely by Muslims, and people not of that faith just didn’t go there…..which was news to me. I live just outside it, I venture in on a weekly basis and, as far as I am aware, I am not a Muslim.
The, clearly bat-sh*t, journalist that made these insane accusations was immediately pointed to and laughed at by, well, everybody, and went on to apologise for his “terrible error”.
Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]I'm sorry but I've just got to let some steam out.Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(This will probably get long and there will be swearing. There also may be triggering words or statements within, so if you are sensitive to those things be aware of this before reading).
Pardon my language but -- what the Hell is wrong with the dA admins?
I mean really?
I get it, I really do. You're busy, you don't really want to do your job, and you've been taught to have the least possible concern for other people as you can as to avoid branding this website with a 'bad reputation'.
This place is supposedly all flowers, rainbows, and happy people frolicking away in eternal bliss sharing art, and being merry.
Meanwhile the truth is this place is the biggest joke on the internet. It's filled and continually filling up with so many sockpuppet troll accounts, cyber bullies, and spammers with such rapidity it puts Myspace or any other social media site to shame.
You report someone for genuine harassment and
JohnSu goes to AX 2013Hey guys, sorry I took so long! This year I'm going to try something a little different and not Flash-dependent. I wasn't really sure how much I was gaining by making the pages squiggly and separated by animated transitions, so without further adieu, here's my report on this year's Anime Expo, now with alt-text! (hover mouse on image for commentary)JohnSu goes to AX 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
My biggest regret this year was being too busy and not getting around the artist alley more and visiting people and panels. Thanks to everyone who visited, and sorry to everyone who I didn't visit (or visited only very briefly)! I feel really rude in retrospect. I also feel like I didn't really get to see much of what AX had to offer this year by confining myself to my table for most of it.
Next year I hope to have some sort of book-type product at my table, but knowing myself, I will probably either give up or miss deadlines again and you'll see a repeat of the first two images in the report.
MAN, I sure got tired of drawing myself.
Lonely Planet Contest UpdateLonely Planet Contest Update10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This year's contest theme is "LONELY PLANET". A great theme that is open to personal interpretation.We now have over 1900 points in the prize pool so get your entry in!
Before you submit your entry, please read over the few rules to make sure you are not disqualified.
Only members of the group may participate.
You may enter a maximum of two entries to the contest folder found HERE
Your entries must be theme relevant. They need to speak "Lonely Planet".
All mediums are allowed. If you enter a photomanipulation, all stock must be credited properly or your entry will be rejected.
The deadline is Sunday 17th August 2014 at 12pm. The contest folder will be closed at that time and no more entries accepted.
You can enter a piece that has already been submitted to the group. In
Can someone explain "renders" to me?I've been bumping into this more an more so I decided to share my RAEG.Can someone explain "renders" to me?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So there is this group of people on dA who take some already existing art and cut out the backgrounds. That's all. They find some artwork, usually anime fanart, cut the background out, add their own watermark and BAM post it to their galleries as a free to use stocks without the permission of the original authors.
What's most infuriating there is almost always a disclaimer such as this one :
Oi, dumbfucks! Yes I'm talking to you. Why should anyone credit you for something that you did not create. You've contributed nothing. You've cut the background out, something that in most cases, can be done basically automatically by a computer program with a little to no human assistance.
The whole dA's category for stock renders is flooded with this shit --> http://browse.deviantart.com/resources/stockart/3drenders/
I'm sorry but I was under the impression that a render is a 2d image generated from a 3d
Art thieves/Jewelry resellers >( + musingsBreaking the self imposed hiatus to rant! I've been on DA for quite a few years (this isn't my first account) and I've never really been bothered by art thieves or suchlike, but recently I found out that someone actually ripped all the pictures and descriptions off my Etsy site (without my knowledge or permission, obviously) and relisted them on his own website for a tidy profit. I'm not the only person whose jewelry was up there, and I've already contacted them to let them know about the site, as well as asked the owner to take them off, though I don't know yet if he will. A screenshot (edited out the address/links as there's no need for anyone to harass him, I've already contacted the other people involved) with comparison to the original price:Art thieves/Jewelry resellers >( + musings3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I guess art thieves don't just stick to images nowadays. The saddest part of this is, he's someone who makes jewelry himself and I actually watch
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:Need for Tolerance3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)