Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)Please Pants Responsibly (Paper Notebooks FTW)1 year 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 Skills7 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
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 isn´t here, or even a list of new funny and useful emoticons/PLZ please let me know them in the comments below! THANK YOU! LET´S SHAAARE <3DEVIANTART EMOTICONS SHARING!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This ones I called new emomos;
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
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
[Edit3] Tracing: Unaccetable behaviourI was gonna post "how has life been" journal but an issue came up that needs to be addressed...[Edit3] Tracing: Unaccetable behaviour2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sad topic is sad. But this has gone too far.
I tend not to write public-execution-type journals for both me and the person's sake, but unfortunately, I have to bring this issue to public due to various reasons which i'll be explaining them in a bit. But before I do, I ask people who are reading this to promise one thing: don't take this as a token to write nasty comments or try to confront this deviant - there is absolutely no point for any of you to go low, or spend time for useless effort. And if you're totally against with these type of journals, just don't read it alright... I don't need people trying to lecture me later what i've done is wrong/mean, it's none of my business, etc. I've done what I thought it needs to be done.
Well then, now that the warning is set, let's move on to the point what this person has done and my reasoning why I had to go public.
So it all started few days a
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
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
Art Instruction Books that I've Found HelpfulHey folks,Art Instruction Books that I've Found Helpful1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So last week I wrote about irrational confidence and how it helps artistsand you all seemed to enjoy it. One of the things that really stood out to me was how many of you went out and bought "Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators" by Mike Mattesi.
As a person that spends a lot of time trying to get better at drawing, I have read a billion and a half art instruction books. Not all of them are good, and some of them I feel even steer you in the wrong direction. So I'd like to try and distill the information that I've accumulated over the years for you here—which books actually worked for me. I'll provide links as well. What a swell guy, huh?
Oh the Memes50 Secrets About YourselfOh the Memes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Be HONEST no matter what.
1. What is your natural hair color?
- Dirty blonde/brunette
2. Where was your ID pic taken?
- lol the drawing of Wye McFly? Idk bro : D iminaphase
3. What's your middle name?
4. Your current relationship status?
- Single ;A;
5. Honestly, does your crush like you back?
- Pff what crush? Crushes are for looooooosers.
6. What is your current mood?
- : D loopy
7. What's the color of your underwear?
- white and black stripes with lime green lacey rim-things
8. What is one thing that makes you happy?
9. Who was the last person you cuddled with?
- the floor //sobsob
10. If you could go back in time, and change something what would it be?
- Avoid the 7th grade entirely. MAN was that a shitty year
11. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day?
12. Ever had a near death experience?
- xD hell yes, haven't we all?
13. Something you do a lot?
Breath : - D
14. What's the name of the
Stolen from Celi-BeanWanna kill yourself? Imagine this.Stolen from Celi-Bean2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time.
A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up."
Your dad runs to your room. He looks at yo
Some inspirational QuotesI was just packing up the christmas letters, and I figured, I should do this. I may not be able to help much but these people may;Some inspirational Quotes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” -Albert Einstein
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” -Albert Einstein
“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.” -Buddha
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -Buddha
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” -Buddha
Can I just say, this one is completely true. It can change you morph you, help you, kill you.
Shanghai NOEspecially for beginners it can be really hard to say "No". Sometimes you get a job offer with the tiny problem of microscopic payment (if any payment at all) or you are already IN a project and get tons of change requests and end up with an hourly rate that makes you weep. And mostly not in enjoyment.Shanghai NO1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Or you get the puppy-eye look for "a favour" and in the end you end up doing things you didn't really want and spending weeks of your free time on it. And it leaves a sour aftertaste because you think "Dang, why didn't I...?"
Yes... why haven't you?
I have to admit the "we need ten million changes" problem is still a problem I face mostly on a daily base. It's okay if you get payed for it. Gods, I'll do a million changes if it gets payed and if these changes are reasonable. :iconengelszorn: and I experienced such a "we need changes" problem and in the end it was a mixture of fine negotiation, making a lot of compromises and doing (bearable) changes. But within boundaries. Because you rea
Other Crona Plz Accounts:iconcronaisnotamusedplz:Other Crona Plz Accounts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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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
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
Vocaloid songs?Hi! hope everyone is doing good uvu <3Vocaloid songs?2 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
Some thoughts on becoming a Pro IllustratorHi folks!Some thoughts on becoming a Pro Illustrator5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to make a little series about stuff I have learnt over the last years to give you an insight of my work methods, the interaction with clients and all stuff around the job "Illustrator/Artist."
All I have written here is based on my own experiences and those methods work for me. That means not that it is the ultimative solution for everyone, but maybe it might be helpful for one or another artist in future.
I will continue it when I find the time. If you have questions, please ask them in the comments! They are very much welcome and I can answer them in future articles. Ask anything you want if it is regarding Art/Illustration/Work/Methods/Training, etc.
So, today...this little series starts with inspiration , how to keep your creative juices flow - and the job in general.
First thing --- ...
...being an illustrator is no 7 to 4 job at all. Keep that in mind if you´re planning to make a living out of that. If you like t
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
OC Relationship QuestionareCHARACTERS CHOSEN::OC Relationship Questionare2 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
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
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
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: