Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are two ways to write a novel. Plotting (you make an outline, a plan, a roadmap if you will, and then you sit down and write it) and pantsing (you write "by the seat of your pants, throwing caution to the wind). So when I get asked if I'm a plotter or a pantser, I'm all like er, uh, hold on, let me? Pantser? I think? But I kind of, um, do planny things?
And it gets kind of awkward because in these inarticulate moments I have managed to confuse everyone including myself. And probably spilled a drink.
In recent discussions, however, I've had a bit of a revelation, silly as it is. I've realized that I -- like many writers -- am a plotter/pantser hybrid. And perhaps what I'm doing is something we could call Pantsing Responsibly. And, maybe, just maybe, I could share some of my responsible pantsing tips with other writers. Starting with paper notebooks.
Anyone can find a notebook. If there isn't alread
Cultivating Your Drawing SkillsI believe drawing skills are never innate: when someone is a natural, what they really have are remarkable observational skills and the ability to apply them in their case, through drawing (it could just as well have been espionage ). Drawing skills can be cultivated by anyone able to use their minds and hands. There are basically only two approaches to do this: theory (+practice) and observation (+studies).Cultivating Your Drawing Skills8 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Theory is a structured, organised approach, learning from someone more experienced who's laid it all out for us in a course, book or tutorial.
Observation is an organic, unpredictable approach, learning directly from the real world around us and gradually deriving principles from it.
Alone, they are both incomplete; trying to work with only one of them would be like trying to walk with one foot. Studying lays down a solid foundation, which remains abstract and limited until observation brings it to life with details and real-life application
To ALL the lemon haters...(One of my stupid rants, please don't hate me, this has just been on my mind.)To ALL the lemon haters...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Listen guys, I have a small rant I feel obligated to say.
To ALL those people who reported art and helped delete Lemontalia, here's a few things I wanna say.
I understand that writing Lemons may be against the rules in a way on dA. But here's the thing, it is NOT your responsibility to try a deprive a fandom of a form of happiness and joy in writing.
I've seen a whole lot worst "forms of art" on dA that DON'T EVEN HAVE A WARNING. OKAY.
Some of us actually go OUT OF OUR WAY, too legitimately click "Yes (warning)" where is says, "Does this have mature content."
And you know, if you're not even a part of the fandom excusing an occasional mislabeling of tags.
HOW THE HELL ARE YOU EVEN FINDING LEMONS? HOW ARE YOU SOMEHOW SEEING THEM?
Is it that you're trying to study for a history project?
WELL DERP-A-DERP, MOST FANFICS SAY "READER x ___(country name)__"
And if you're ignorant enough to believe this is SOMEHOW RE
PSA Please readOkay, I'm going to say this once, an I don't want to ever have to say it ever again.PSA Please read2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DO NOT pressure an artist, writer, cosplayer, Rper, ect. to do something they are uncomfortable with. Just don't. Here's a list of reasons why:
1. It makes them want to stop
2. It makes them angry
3. It makes them want to ignore you
4. It doesn't make them like you
5. They get frustrated
6. They get depressed
7. You look like an asshole
Do I need to go on?
I'll give you a personal account.
I'm a fanfic writer as some of you may know. Recently I had someone try and pressure me into taking my last project in a direction I didn't want to go. I tried to explain that I plan my stories out in a pretty detailed way to begin with, and knew exactly how my story was going to progress, but they insisted. I felt terrible. I felt like I wasn't good enough, like what I had to give wasn't enough for this person. In fact, I
Cutting For BeiberMood: Pissed. Extremly pissed. Pissed enough to go kill a bitch. Very, very pissed.Cutting For Beiber2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Listening to: Black Veil Brides
Watching: Hetalia: World Series
About a week ago, my top five list of stuff that pissed me off was:
1.) People who makes fun of serious issues(cutting/suicide/ect.)
2.) The One Direction Obession
3.) People who judge
5.) Anime Haters
I've just found something that topped the list. Cutting For Beiber.
Apparently Justin Beiber is smoking weed or something, so some idiot decided to make this things called Cutting For Beiber, where you cut yourself for the Beiber bastard. Words can't describe how much this pisses me off. Like, I wanna track down all the hoes who did this and personally beat the living shit out of them. I cut myself at one point, because I was depressed and I honestly wanted to die. These girls take pictures of themselves grinni
Other Crona Plz Accounts:iconcronaisnotamusedplz:Other Crona Plz Accounts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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OC Relationship QuestionareCHARACTERS CHOSEN::OC Relationship Questionare5 months ago in Personal More Like This
2. Rupert (His part to this meme )
1. First, who are you, your age and your species?
"The name's Lee. Daniel Lee. My age is unimportant considering that you'll be too dead to worry yourself over trying to remember something so trivial. Some call me a demon, but I'm just a mere mortal like yourself."
2. Now you've introduced yourself, who is your partner, their age, and their species.
"Mmmm... He's called Rupert, younger than me, aaaand that is also none of your concern."
3. What makes your partner special to you?
"Well, when we first met I was only fifteen... We went about on little adventures together, I'd bring him flowers, scare his mother with his late night absences, leave the shore, come back.. but even after all that time and all the things we've seen and been through, I always find him nuzzled against me every morning after I wake."
"I find that special."
4. Aw that's so sweet! So, have you ever been s
CONTESTRusCONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Итак, несмотря на то, что никто не отозвался, я всё-таки решила устроить конкурс. Надеюсь, что желающие найдутся. Меня здесь не было давно, но я успела заметить, что к
Voice acting casting with prizes!spreading the word from my friend's :iconrazuri-chan: journalVoice acting casting with prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
she is looking for voice actors for her animation, and she offering prizes <3
If you are willing to help, go and take a look nao
my good friend :iconkiarambl: is in need and opened commissions ;;3;;
If you're able to, please give her some support and encourage her We both will be super thankful!
here are the more info about it, and commission details http://kiarambl.deviantart.com/journal/PayPal-Commissions-293139370
fonts on dawhen using any of these just type in between the (example < sub > hai. < / sub >) just DONT USE SPACESfonts on da2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HTML codes for DA that I know:
< sub > < / sub > = makes text smaller(pushed down.)
< sup > < / sup > = makes text smaller (pushed up.)
< b > < / b > = Bold font
< i > < / i > = Slanted font
< u > < /u > = Underlined font
< strike > < /strike > =
puts a line through text (only in journals)
< blockquote > < /blockquote > = Centers text into a quote-box
< font size= "7" > < / font > = giant
Want to have your art published? Contest!Remember! This is a contest hosted by another group, please forward any questions to :iconGreyRadian: <3 thank you~!Want to have your art published? Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :iconcherriuki:, :iconnegshin:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each win
10 years?!? wow!!!haha wow, i just noticed that I've officially been on deviantart for 10 years now. gotta draw something to commemorate that soon! i'm not gonna lie, it means quite a lot to me. even though i didn't know it at the time, putting my artwork online and joining art communities like deviantart has become the foundation of pretty much my entire LIFE as i know it now. i mean i started uploading my artwork to this site for fun, just to get in touch with other artists and gain some exposure, and now it is my career. i firmly believe that my fanbase here on deviantart and the things i've learned here have EVERYTHING to do with me being able to work as a freelance artist. i discovered so many inspiring and great artists through this site. the reason i chose the Utrecht School of the Arts as my college was because i followed Bakenius and loved his work; when i didn't like the school i was attending at the time, i contacted him through deviantart notes and he advised me to check out his school10 years?!? wow!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Drama llamasDrama llama kids everywere.Drama llamas2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I learned that asking someone to please stop complaining and whining on my page is the same as hate mail. xD Kids making new meanings for stuff never gets old. And apparently it gives you a low maturity level aswell. D8 what am I missing here?
Remember people dont tell others how to behave, it makes you immature and a hater. I knew I shouldnt trust my parents and teatchers, they are so immature and old compared to me so they cant go tell people how to behave.
:icontearplz: story of my life bro.
NOW go watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWTgvRGwzWg
Booyah California!Damn straight!Booyah California!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
CALENDAR UPDATE - PRE-ORDERS AND CONDITIONSEDIT: Corrected some typos and added some information brought to my attention by our wonderful collaborators. Also, to keep track of pre-orders, sketches offered and bonus images, and to avoid this entry getting too long and confusing, I'm noting all that information in my profile page. Please check it there, and if you feel your contribution is missing, comment here or note me back.CALENDAR UPDATE - PRE-ORDERS AND CONDITIONS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I said, and to avoid copyright issues, we must skip all Bioware copyrighted material. That means the characters will keep their names, but I'm not going to use their surnames. While the human ones (Cousland, Amell and Hawke) are actual surnames in real life and thus, Bioware can't have rights on them, I'm not sure about the non-human ones (Tabris, Mahariel, Surana, Brosca or Aeducan), so we will stick to the names and the drawing of the characters, all of whom you know well .
Also, any other Dragon Age videogame related things like armors, crests, symbos, places
Monthly Challenge : FebruaryHello teacups and trinkets!Monthly Challenge : February2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I know it's not February yet...but I just couldn't wait.
Anyway, February is a shorter month, so we should show it some love, yeah? Yeah!
So! Beginning with February, I will be restarting my monthly mini challenge/contests. I used to have these many years ago, or something similar, but then I got swallowed by the abyss of college and, well... But regardless, I'll be holding these for as long as possible, so this is what happens:
Each month I will have a number of stock photos for you to play with. Each prior month, I'll hold a poll so you can all have at least one photo chosen by you guys. With these given stock photos you can use one of them, a few, all, and combine them however you wish. And you can make however many entry pieces you'd like and in any medium --digital, traditional, even literature (curious so see how that would happen...)-- as long as I can tell it's clearly based off the photos you were
Reader Inserts~ (New Year):iconbadtouchtrioplz: Bad Touch Trio x Reader: Morph-able Perverts (Part 4) - WIPReader Inserts~ (New Year)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconsexyamericaplz: America x Stubborn!Reader: SPIDER... Kiss? (Part 2) - Still Gathering Ideas
:icon2pamericaplz: :icon2pcanadaplz: :iconbadtouchtrioplz: 2p!America x Reader x Hetalia: Sexual Harassment [Limey] (2)-ALMOST DONE.
:iconsexyprussia2plz: Awesome Trio x Reader: D-Don't touch me there - Still Gathering Ideas
:iconsexyamericaplz: Actor!America x Reader: More than another fan - Still Gathering Ideas
:iconsexydenmark2plz: Awesome Trio x Reader: Stripping for a good grade - Still Gathering Ideas
:iconsexyamericaplz: America x Reader: Cook and Seek! - Still Gathering Ideas
:iconsexyenglandplz: England x Reader: To break a gentleman. Break a table. [Lemon] - WIP
:iconsexyamericaplz: America x Reader: N-Nantucket: The Aftermath [Lemon] - ALMOST DONE.
:iconaxispowershetaliaplz: Hetalia x Reader: Gakuen (Hetalia) Host Club - Still Gathering Ideas
:iconsexyprussia4plz: Prussia x Reader: Cootie Catching
Vocaloid songs?Hi! hope everyone is doing good uvu <3Vocaloid songs?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I want to start drawing fanart again, but I don't have any source of inspiration so..
I was wondering if you could recommend me some Vocaloid songs (most of Len of course)
since I don't find any good one ;A;
Like, my love for Len is vanishing... AND I DON'T WANT THAT :iconwhatdoesitmeanplz:
And just to fill my gallery I'm drawing OC art.. which is actually boring me so yeah llorz
Watching my gallery made me think that I want to return to my times of fanart.
So if I found a great song with great lyrics and outfits aksjdbadka I'll explode ;v; <3
So please, if you have a good song could you please show me? ;u;
I would be really happy of it ;/v/;
Love you a lot! >v
FRUK YEAH, DOCTER WHO!!!!I'm back, with another fangirl rant! Enjoy:FRUK YEAH, DOCTER WHO!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Holy hell, I watched the Docter Who Christmas special! It was pretty fricken' awesome, if I do say so myself. The moment I saw Matt Smith's name in the beginning, I knew it was going to be EPIC. What I DIDN'T like is how much of a dousche the Docter was!
People kept askin' him for help and bein' all
And he'd be all
And when it got to the part where Clair got dragged off the cloud by the ice lady, A FUCKING COMMERCIAL BREAK CAME UP. At first I was all
and then, when it sank in, I was all
But then when the commercials ended and it came back on, I was all like
But seriously, other than that, I loved every fucking second of that beautiful christmas special. When it was over, I was all like
And then I annoyed my moth
The Hobbit, B*tches!!!!!So I just watched The Hobbit.........My god, I couldn't stop fangirling and being a complete and utter nerd. Scared the crap out of several fellow movie goers who aren't quite as dedicated as myself.The Hobbit, B*tches!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Sane Movie Goers Unlucky Enough To Sit Next To Me: :iconscaredplz::iconohfuckplz:
And then when it got to the part where Thorin hugged Bilbo, my mom was all:
:iconcryforeverplz:*sniff* It's-It's so touching!
And I was all:
:iconpervplz: YAOI MODE: ACTIVATED: YAOIYAOIYAOIYAOI.............
I also loved to that one part where, in the beginning, they were singing after dinner and they sang this one line:
"The winds were moaning, in the night."
And so I was sitting here, with my Francey-Pants rape face on, :iconfrancerapefaceplz: Thinkin' to myself, you sure it was the WINDS who were moaning in the night? :iconcrazylaughplzlols, I crack myself up sometimes)
Then all the movie goers were given' me this shut the hell up look: :icondeathglareplz:
ConfessionsSCHOOL CONFESSIONSConfessions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] Talked back to a teacher.
[x] Been kicked out of a class.
[ ] Worn your pajamas to school.
[x] Had your tooth fall out during school.
[x] Gotten yourself lost in your school.
[x] Broken the dress code in your school.
[x] Completely and utterly failed a test.
[x] Left your class without asking anybody.
[x] Missed a whole week of school for something stupid.
[x] Thrown up your lunch in school.
HOME LIFE CONFESSIONS
[ ] Argue with your parent[s] a lot.
[ ] Argue with your brother[s] a lot.
[ ] Argue with your sister[s] a lot.
[x] Do your own laundry.
[x] Cook dinner once in a while.
[x] Are loud and obnoxious at home.
[x] Wear pajamas when you are not going to go anywhere.
[x] You sleep in very long.
[x] All you do is watch television/go on the internet.
[ ] Your parents are divorced.
[ ] Your family makes you cry a lot.
[ ] One or both of your grandparents live with you.
[ ] You can't stand being with your parents.
[ ] You currently dislike one o
DEVIANTART EMOTICONS SHARING!I will place here all the emoticons/PLZ I know In my life I hope it is helpful for you and... If you know a emoticon that isnīt here, or even a list of new funny and useful emoticons/PLZ please let me know them in the comments below! THANK YOU! LETīS SHAAARE <3DEVIANTART EMOTICONS SHARING!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This ones I called new emomos;