Using other people's work to learn...An Important Note
During my years as a pixel-artist and iconist on the Internet, both here and in other websites, if there's one thing I've constantly encountered and battled against, is people copying my work in several levels.
The first level, is when they simply take my work and upload it somewhere else, claiming it as theirs.
The second level, is when they take my work, edit it slightly and then upload it somewhere else, once more claiming as theirs.
The third level, is when they take my work, and re-make one "of their own", copying my palette, my style and everything else, then upload it as theirs because they think it's fair-game because they "redid it!".
All three fairly common, all three fairly easy to deal with and quite honestly don't bother me as much anymore, especially the first.
However, there's one last level, which annoys me the most, and that is...
When people try to "learn" from my work by copying it, studying it,
Thursday: Coloring Contest!Howdy y'all!Thursday: Coloring Contest!11 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Excellent lineart last week! We saw a ton of awesome farms cultivating a variety of things. Great creativity, and well done!
Our top three winners are:
Contest entry: Starburst Farms Lineart by =TheLadyJ
Griffin Farms: Lineart Contest by ~painted-flamingo
Zombie Farm by *JadeDragonne
Congratulations! Winners will be contacted about their prizes within the next 24 hours.
Now that we have this lineart, what better to do with it than to release it to you to color!
Your task this week is to tak
Christmas and Winter featureI know I'm a bit late with this and I would like to apologise for that. //facewallChristmas and Winter feature11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
These works have been brought to you by me and other deviants on the thumbshare forum.
Enjoy the feature!
morning cold by =IgorKlajo frozen by =cloe-patra
Heat Stroke by ^Astralseed JuiceBox by ^Astralseed
Wish Upon A Cake Star by *claremanson Santa's Rocky Road Bites by *claremanson
Cyclist by *Finnguala
Many Seniority Wishes Granted!Today, $fourteenthstar announced the newest seniors. That's actually granted quite a few senior wishes for us, too! Not one, not two, but THREE wishes to be a senior member have now officially been granted!Many Seniority Wishes Granted!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Go congratulate these old coots now!
January 13th has a whole new meaning nowI mean really. I got the `stache.January 13th has a whole new meaning now11 months ago in Personal More Like This
So there I was, scrolling around devinatART not noticing any changes when `dekorAdum poked me on Skype with a link. So I was like "Where will this link lead me?" and clicked it. And it linked me to the seniority announcment journal. And I was like "Finally they're announcing new seniors!" And I saw `Arichy's username there and was "She finally got it!" but when I scrolled further I almost got a heart attack (seriously guys) because I saw my name. And I started crying. And flipping out. And I was making inhuman noises andand omg. It still feels like a dream.
But just because I'm a senior now won't change the way I am. I'm still gonna be the good ol' silly Tia that loves you all.
Thank you $fourteenthstar!
And thanks to whoever thought I was worth it because I'm not.
Thank-youTo everyone who nominated me for seniority, and to the people at dA who are responsible for deciding who gets seniority...Thank-you11 months ago in Personal More Like This
And to all the people who have congratulated me, thank-you to you as well.
Captain Hook's CrocodileSomething's Ticking...Captain Hook's Crocodile11 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcongratsseniorplz: :iconcongratsseniorplz: :iconcongratsseniorplz:
And now go shower `Ravenswd with love and congratulations!
Congrats to everyone! A special conga-rats to `Astrikos, `Arichy, `BlissfullySarcastic, `OfOneSoul, `CypherVisor, `Romaji, `IceXDragon, `raspil, ^GrimFace242, `Minato-Kushina, and `TiaVon
So emotionalI want to congratulate all the new seniors announced today, but I am particuarly emotional for two reasons. Number one, so many people I know, and so many from the lit community.. so Wow! Congrats to you guysSo emotional11 months ago in Personal More Like This
But obviously there are two people on that list that I am truly over the moon about. `OfOneSoul, who I just adore. Congratulations!
BUT... `dreamsinstatic was the name I was chanting when I opened the blog post and to see his name with his rightful tick, I actually cried. I'm so happy for you S. Congrats honey. `dreamsinstatic is one of my favourite people on DA. Like, top 2 favourite people. He is absolutely just too wonderful for words (even for me, and words are my life haha) so if you don't know him, get to know him. He's worth it.
Show Me #10 - SunsetsI decided to start a feature series in the DeviationShow Me #10 - Sunsets11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ThumbShare Forum based on themes and featuring the collected deviations on Sundays.
The tenth theme was Sunsets
Here comes the amazing deviations
Sunset Over the Intracoastal by ~flowerhippie22
Into the West by ~EnragedLemon
Natural Glow by ~Shiinsan23
Sunset by *Cansounofargentina
Hello *updated*New seniors was announced http://fav.me/d5rctbd .Hello *updated*11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations to everyone especially to my friends:
And to people I like:
Now I officially do kiribans! Info here http://fav.me/d4rs162
I plan on doing a contest on #PlzCatalog sometime soon.
So this was the first week of school had some s**t happening, but now everything is better then it was before.
Got more stuff. It just keeps going in.
This time I will feature winners of #Comfy-Corner
Small noticeLast quick update, I swear.Small notice11 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to use an avatar I have made, please check if it is a free avatar.
If it is not, then it is not for you to use. Aka: hands off.
If it is a free avatar and you do decide to use it, then please credit me in your signature.
This is literally the only thing I ask for when it comes to my free avatars.
You do not have to pay to use them, or have to be watching me to use them, you just need to credit me.
And honestly, I do not think that that is too much to ask for when I'm providing something free for you all to use.
TL;DR: Please read the descriptions on an icon, check if it's free to use and credit me if you do use a free to use one.
Just a small service-announcement concerning notes I have been receiving lately on various sites.
I do not take free requests for personal avatars or drawings, I do not work on projects for "exposure" or "experience" and I do not do free art for birthdays if I don't even know who you are.
#still-life-stills weekly gallery selectionsDon't forget to enter our monthly recipe challenge and our January Contest.#still-life-stills weekly gallery selections11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Every week we select a few favoured pieces from our gallery. Here are this week's faves.
If you missed it, you can see last week's gallery selection here.
See you next week for another instalment of our weekly gallery selection.
Don't forget to enter our monthly recipe challenge and our January Contest.
KPop Fan Art Features - InfiniteHi there! Welcome to a new Art Feature series I'm starting up.KPop Fan Art Features - Infinite11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
They will be posted once a week, and in them I'll feature one KPop
(Korean Pop Music) group as a whole and as individual members. Hopefully
this can help spread around the love for KPop a little, as well as
educate people on the members' names.
I hope you all enjoy and if you have any suggestions for groups you
want to see featured, have any art you want included or just want to
know more about a group featured - note me!
Nam Woohyun by ~Hanseonbi Nam Woohyun by ~yuuko-sama INFINITE - WOOHYUN by ~kariyuki Woohyun by ~Aries85 To infinity and beyond by ~Fifikoulini
Infinite Ranking King by ~LadyFefe Woohyun by ~pikapowpow Nam Woohyun INFINITE by ~nemowern WooHyun/Paperchild by ~getyourcrayon Woohyun by ~jinscloud
sungjong - camera by ~hotarumyst Realism: Sungjong by *Leafy-chwan BTD_Before the Dawn. by ~sepiablue Sungjong by *HaNJiHye :thumb256
Life UpdatesLIFEYLife Updates11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had my professional pictures today for school. Man, I'm sure I look wonderful. I wanted to slap the first lady. God, no, stop yelling at us.
" Look where my hand is! " Cute. Now I shall look spaced off. We were all posed so awkwardly. It felt uncomfortable and unnatural. Next was the lighting. We went into the basement where everything was set up. There's light in there already. So now you need 2 umbrellas AND a torch right above us? They all go off at once and you're like noes.... It's really harsh and blinding. They don't use bouncers/ soft boxes/ reflectors so it's just like, bam. Alrighty.
I'm not looking forwards to my tests. It's actually stressing me out.
However, we also have a pleasant project due in 2 weeks and it's worrying me a bit more.
That will restrict my dA time slightly. Not much, but I can't feature this Friday. Perhaps I will try Thursday.
I'm also worried about all kinds of scary that I just dream up of.
Resources for Artists: Art of Civilizations PastSo I have been thinking of doing a few articles apart from feature articles to link some useful resources for artists and this is the first one of these.Resources for Artists: Art of Civilizations Past11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Creating a concept about a civilization, a person or even a fantasy environment requires some solid background knowledge and learning about past civilizations' art helps in that regards. "'Should I create abstract patterns on the arches and pillars? Would placing a crosses around a minar look out of place?" "No way I do what I want!!" Surely, a lot of us have gone through those decisive moments.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) has several free fully illustrated books about several references. Below are some of MET's Civilization artbooks which are fully illustrated and full of information. But don't hesitate to research more through your own libraries and art galleries! Click the titles or the links in asterisk to go to the following sites or the links below the imag
One Day Left!As of the posting of this journal, you all have one day and a couple hours left til the deadline for the Crossovers Contest! Go go go GO!One Day Left!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Art Feature: Claymation and Stop MotionThe NeverhoodArt Feature: Claymation and Stop Motion11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Robot Chicken - MoD PSC by *DangerskillzIt's Got Chicken Legs by =JediArtisan
Chibi Gumby by ~capsicumGrumpy Gumby and his pal Pokey by =CoranKizerStoneGumby and Pokey by ~sevasone
:thumb200291388:Gumby and Pokey by ~cortenderGumby ... by ~Wicked-Little-Town
Wallace and Gromit
wallace and gromit by ~wagnerfCheeeeeese, Gromit by *StudioBuenoC'mon, Gromit by ~Frobman
Cheese and crackers, Gromit. by ~UgovariaWallace and Gromit by ~MattTichenorGromit Lays the Track Down by ~AnimatEd
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Nightmare Before Christmas by ~Viviane-ch:thumb25410244
7th Challenge - Results of the 6th7th CHALLENGE7th Challenge - Results of the 6th11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The new theme is: 'HANDS'
You have THREE WEEKS (until January 27th)
to enter with a new (highly encouraged) or old image of yours in the 'challenge' folder.
Good luck and good light!
6th Challenge results
The 6th challenge, 'SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN' ended
and we are happy to feature the images we liked best
This time we have 2 3d winners
Our first pick is featured in the Group's Featured gallery
Upcoming film contests, articles and art history!Firstly I would like to say happy 2013 to everyone! Also thank you very much to everyone who has been sending me Daily Deviation suggestions!Upcoming film contests, articles and art history!11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Now there are a number of things coming up in the film and animation community, so firstly let me start off with the %ArtHistoryProject.
February is our Film and Animation month!
So I'm scratching my head as to how to write an introduction at the moment! But if you fancy writing an article about a certain style, artist or would like to hold some sort of event please get in touch with me! If you are interested please post at ^DistortedSmile's signup journal here!
Film contest at %fella.
Submissions for this end at February 5th and there are prizes available! So if you are interested please check out this
Some updatesMY TUMBLR~! http://momo-deary.tumblr.com/Some updates11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guys! So I know I'm on the verge of basically being dead here, and to be quite honest, I may as well be. Deviantart provides little to no benefit for me any longer and seems to strive to make those who are already successful even more so! There is nothing wrong with that, it' s just challenging to get your name and portfolio out to the masses here, especially when I feel like I'm being much more successful doing it on tumblr. I still plan on posting my pieces here, but for now, the community and process of sharing each other's art is WAY better on tumblr than it is here, and I feel like I'm learning much more in the long run.
I highly recommend tumblr to any and everyone here :3
Alright, now with a small update~!
I passed another semester at Junior college with all As! Only two more semesters before I graduate and hopefully I'll have a thick and impressive portfolio by then. I learned a lot about building one and what different companies loo
Love dA Lit: Issue 110Welcome to the one-hundred tenth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 11011 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
#LITplease's Community Portal
Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Make a short film, win cool stuff!%fella is hosting a film contest for the month of January and you're all invited to enter, whether you're an experienced film maker or have never tried film before but would like to have a go. ANY genre of artistic film is welcome!Make a short film, win cool stuff!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's the info...
%fella would like to invite you to be a part of a new contest, one that looks at a medium that is often overlooked on deviantART, Film.
Since before the 1900s film has been a part of people's lives. Today, feature films are created with huge budgets in mass of $200 Million+. But, often times short films, which do not get seen as much in the United States (but are more readily available in some other countries) are some of the most impressive films.
We would like to invite you to make a short film. All the details are below, so get on it!
Submission of film on dA
deviantART has certain s
New year, new luckHope you all had a great start for 2013!New year, new luck11 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Mine wasn't the best, but i am hoping that the rest will be better. What a luck that there is enough time left to work on that.
A new year and a new look as well. Had plans to redo my website since a while and finally did it. Still a few minor things to do, but 80% have been done in one day - wohoo. Rest will be done within the next days.
This skin is kind of a preview of it. It needs a few tweaks as well, but so far so good
Yus, i had an idea for an emote a while ago, but don't think like i am good enough for doing that. So i will host a contest for it.
Need to figure out details, but will announce it (maybe) around next weekend.
To-do list 2013
I don't like resolutions, i prefer to make plans and to-do list. To-do lists make me happy, especially when i can cross out something.
This is what i want to do in 2013. Let's see how much i will manage.
create new website (90% done)vectorizing
5-stars-artists feature birdsYou seen that? It just flew just above your head! It was a BIRD.5-stars-artists feature birds11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This month feature's theme is Birds.
Creation Inspiration contest's feature
Tiny-Worlds-Photo contest's feature
Be sure to favorite and comment if you enjoyed.
A few days off...Today was the last special day of christmas here in my country, we receive presents and gather the family like on the 25th, but far from being an special day it was kind of horrible and depressing. Shit hit every single fan in the house, so I'm in a very crappy mood right now... Furthermore, tomorrow I go back to uni to have exams that will be over on the 24th, so I'll be taking a few days off. Not until the 24th, definitely not, but maybe until the weekend or so.A few days off...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
This means that I'll be a bit absent but I'll still be around every now and then, reading notes and hanging around like a ghost :iconimdeadplz: hehe But yeah, you know how it goes
I already have DDs set until the 29th so bear with me if I can't feature your suggestions immediately after you suggest them, or if you suggest something and I can't add you as suggester in time. I appreciate your suggestions and your efforts . I want to thank everyone who participated in the traditional art week that will start on the 14th!