Writers Weekly: Contests, Articles, and Forums Stay up-to-date on the literature community.Writers Weekly: Contests, Articles, and Forums1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
[Last updated: January 18th]
This is theWrittenRevolution's blog for literature community news promotion. I'll post highlights from my 'Love DA Lit' news series, the DDs for that week, as well as listing some updates from our affiliates! This journal will be updated once a week, on Sunday, along with my news article. Please feel free to comment or send me (HugQueen) a note with any comments, questions, or suggestions! I am always happy to include literature relevant things[or things from our affiliates I might have missed]!
Love DA Lit: Issue 224
Literature Community Relations
:iconHugQueen: HugQueen - HugQueen's DD Suggestion Guidelines
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Cosmic RideThings of Note:Cosmic Ride3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sure you're all groaning over that heading already, since this section of my journal is dedicated to the Thanksgiving Note Project!
As you may or may not know, this is a project I started back in 2008 on my first account, and over the years it's led to some fantastic things being shared among the community. I stopped hosting it myself a few years back because of college obligations (and then work obligations), but Exillior headed it up in my stead at first, and now TheMaidenInBlack is running the project this year.
I definitely recommend you take part, and if you can afford to chip in prizes to help the project out, it'd be much appreciated!
Here are the winners of Memnalar's annual All Hallow's Eve contest!
Insidious 2 ContestInsidiousInsidious 2 Contest3 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Perhaps you're walking down a dark hallway or climbing a creaky old staircase and you can't help but feel something unpleasant or dangerous happening. Your imagination starts to run wild… but what is it?
Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a "normal" daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday ac
Lets talk about Mental IllnessHey guys. I wasn't gonna talk about this at all as I usually don't like to be too depressing or heavy with my journal entries, I see my role here on Deviantart as an artist and an escape for some who wants to just have a fun reading my stories and polls or just enjoy looking at some art, so I try to avoid heavier topics like MH 370 or the Gaza war and stuff, Im sure there are already many news about that and my input is probably not neccersary, sure these issues are serious but don't think its my role to talk about it. However, I also think its important to bring awareness to a recent news because it MAY be affecting you directly right now, I am of course talking about the death of Robin Williams, yes like many of you, I was also pretty sad about the loss of Robin Williams, if you don't know who he was then you might be like 'I don't get why anyone is sad about the death of an actor' but trust me Im sure like many people who grew up watching his movies, you feel a certain bond with thiLets talk about Mental Illness1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Better than the Disney version (Sarcastic edition)While Mowgli's brothers stuck closer to the original story than Disney's Jungle Book, it lacked somewhat in the production values and its running time. So if I was to choose one movie that improves on its Disney counterpart in every aspect, it would be Lion and the King by Dingo pictures.Better than the Disney version (Sarcastic edition)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
From the stunning animation, the amazing voice acting and its gripping story, this underrated classic needs to be fully appreciated as the masterpiece of cinema it truly is. Much better than that crappy knockoff which ripped off Hamlet and Kimba the White Lion.
Watch the video below and prepare to have your mind blown!
Tips and Tricks: Action Scene BasicsTips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
How to Draw Manga! Tips and Tricks: Action Scene Basics Introduction
Action scenes are a key part of any manga, whether they be a placid shoujo to a shounen mecha showdown. Action scenes are a dynamic action driven panel showing a fight or action against an inanimate object, or a passionate realisation. All of these follow a similar formula to create the action sequence.
Setting the Scene
When creating an action scene first consider the what action is being performed and how the two objects/subjects are interacting, i.e. show the force of the movement. For a person, it they are being hit, they will reaction in accordance to the force applied.A common way of achieving this is using the < shape to indicate where they are being hit. Take into consideration anatomy; if a person is being hit in the stomach they will produce a nice < shape with their head and shoulders coming forwards, whilst the hip becomes the poi
'AVENGERS' Prints @ ComicCon + WINHey y'all'AVENGERS' Prints @ ComicCon + WIN4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone going to San Diego Comic-Con this year?
The very first prints from my Avengers Series will be on sale via 258 West Authentic Signatures (Booth #4533).
**Also, all Prints have been hand signed by Tom Hiddleston like the top image (minus my name. That's mine; You're not having it lol) So it is a -very- limited print run exclusive only to SDCC! Only 20-30 or so of each **
They also have prints and autographs from the cast of Supernatural, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Glee and more! Check them out!
http://www.258west.com/ or their eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com.au/258westauthenticsignatures
Also by ing this journal, you will go into the random draw to win a Free "#9000 Avengers" print from me (not a ComicCon signed one, sorry), and an individual Character print of your choosing! (See below)
CONTESTS!!!(yes 2)(YOU CAN ENTER BOTH!!)Yeah. That says contestS.CONTESTS!!!(yes 2)(YOU CAN ENTER BOTH!!)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You must draw Mittens:
You must be a watcher to make sure you get updates.
No Violence or Gore.
You may enter as many times as you would like.
Mittens fav food is: STRAWBERRIES!
She has a little ball like:
She LOVES rainbows.
30 and a journal skin.
60 a journal skin, and a full colored pic.
You must draw both the twins:
(their eye color is the same as WM's was)
You must be a watcher to make sure you get updates.
No Violence or Gore.
You may enter as many times as you would like.
They love INDOORS.
They always are drawing.
They have ONE tablet.
And if you add Mittens in(somewhere visible) and you win you get 10 extra points.
(only one :c)
1st: 100, a chibi like:
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 90A2Matos'sAnimals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 901 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 90
Animals, Plants and Nature
Bent to the Sun
Hidden in the forest - contest #7This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Hidden in the forest - contest #73 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When a tree falls deep in a forest, does it make any sound?
Aokigahara, Mirkwood, the Forbidden Forest, forests North of the Wall... they all contain mysteries that you'd really not like to uncover by yourself. Tell us a story - what have you found in your imagination? A labyrinth, witch's hut on hen's pud, a pond inhabitated by kelpie, a troll, or something much more terrifying and sinister?
You know what your task is. Please remember that this is GrimGloomTale, and not ThrowAnyPileOfTreesIn.
If you feel like doing a research on any of the places mentioned above, please note that Aokigahara forest is a real one and photos found can be really not safe for work.
We've got a special folder for the entries. It can be accessed here. If your submission gets accepted, I will edit
Nintendo, Copyrights, Science vs TrollsNintendo Direct BombshellNintendo, Copyrights, Science vs Trolls3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Direct unveiled a bunch of big announcements the other day, the highlights being a HD remake of Wind Waker, announcement of a new Zelda, a new Yoshi's Story game, a new 3D Mario game, a new Mario Kart game, and a new Smash Bros game to be unveiled at E3 this year. Other info like a possible sequel to Xenoblades, updates on Bayonetta 2, and a forthcoming WiiU firmware update that'll alleviate some of the sluggish load times and unlock the Virtual Console (as well as the announcement that Gamecube games and GBA games will be possibly sold in the eShop).
Quite a lot of info, but here's my question. Why is everyone surprised at it? I've lived through every console generation with Nintendo and I can honestly say, a lot of this wasn't really a surprise to me. Like, yeah of course they're gonna make a new Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and 3D Mario game. It's friggin' Nintendo. Why is that a surprise? It's not like those are second tier franchises like Metro
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Juneit's 20 May so it's time for a new month give awayCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 June2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
but first a very special thanks to my donators for this month below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month May
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal (thats all )
and feel free to write a comment on the journal.
what are the Monthly prizes?
1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
My anatomy bookshttp://viccolatte.tumblr.com/post/40625726103/must-have-anatomy-booksMy anatomy books3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those interested, check them out here Hope this helps you in some way. Cheers!
1000 Words, Sincerest ApologiesFor those who pre-ordered copies of 1000 Words, I'm deeply sorry that your order has not arrived yet. It has been an extremely stressful week for me to finally receive the shipment from the printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ after such a long delay which cost us to miss Fanime, only to find out that the books were far below the expected quality.1000 Words, Sincerest Apologies4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only did the colors come out neon yellow and even green in some parts, there were large ink smudges on 50% of the books, while another 50% had uneven spines.
This is how the books came out. Neon yellow.
Note: colors may vary depending on your monitor screen so it may not look too bad on certain computers, but it looks bad in real life.
And then there are smudges that you can find on the right side of every other book. The scanner actually made the smudges less obvious, but again, it looks very bad in real life.
Finally, half of the books had varying degrees of uneven printing on the spines that is symm
Listen up peeps! ^-^Hey my lovely watchers! I'm considering holding a contest soon in regards to one of my new oc's. It's that fox creature thing (oh my... it's a "thing" now...) I'm working on, it'll probably be the next completed peice (did I spell that right? "i" before "e" except after c...unless of course your a rebel like me:]) that I post up here on dA.Listen up peeps! ^-^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm giving you guys a heads up so that you can get started, I'm going to post a journal in a couple groups when I actually post her (my oc).
I need a name. A good name, that fits the character image.
I am hoping (this is not mandatory) that the name contains an "x," a "z," or a "j."
Again, the above is not mandatory. It's just a preference.
You must fave this journal.
You must be a watcher.
If you read this, say "ai."
See you in two years! :DHey!See you in two years! :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, this is the last time, that I am writing something here on deviantart for the next two years.. If you don't know what I am talking about, better read this journal by me first: http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/journal/I-will-be-leaving-dA-for-two-years-364688505#comments xD
Soo.. the day after tomorrow is the day I am leaving for two years.. this is really a tough decision. But I am sure it will develop my personal character so much and I will collect a lot of precious and important experiences. I just want to tell you, each and everyone of you, that I really really am so thankful, that you are supporting me so much! I still cannot believe, that I gained a "fellowship" of incredible 41000+ watchers in 3 years. Art has always been my hobby, my passion. I always knew I would do something creative in my life, but I NEVER would have thought, that my hobby could also become my profession! But you have proven me, that I can achieve something with my art. You have sho
Eye See, Therefore Eye Am:icontechgnotic:Eye See, Therefore Eye Am4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, BLADERUNNER
Every time we open our eyes in the morning as each new day breaks, two worlds flow forth, each penetrating into the other, as the celestial portal gate separating them is once again raised. One’s inner world, of mind and being, pierces the outer world of light and raw data, seeking to hunt and gather mental sustenance. The outer world floods into our minds like a data tsunami, seeking to reconfigure the secret landscape of last night’s perfectly crafted dream state. Both worlds do battle to rearrange and make sense of the other. It is the yin and yang, by which we create and recreate the world – and the world invades and recreates each one of
The Journal Feature ChallengeI love featuring art in my journal on a regular basis. There is so much great art around here that I find fascinating and I wish more people could see it. It's a great way to discover new artists and find inspiration. You can always browse and search for art on your own, but in my experience, is a lot more effective to search through collections curated by artists with interests similar to yours, as in their favourites or features in their journals. Besides, is also a great way to show your appreciation for artists you admire! And usually artists do appreciate the promotion when you let them know.The Journal Feature Challenge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some Tips to create effective journal features
Thumbnails nowadays can be used by both premium and non premium members in journals. The code for these is always easily accesible on every deviation page, at the right, just above the deviation' statistics. It looks like this: :thumb#######:
Also, today thanks to
CI Monthly Feature - #10Hello dear members of #Creation-Inspiration,CI Monthly Feature - #103 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Recently, DA added a limit on how many thumbnails you can add in a journal (I think it's now 200 thumbnails) and I think it's more than enough. But because of this, we will open only 200 slots next feature instead of 250 slots.
Sorry to those who commented on our feature poll, but couldn't feature them here because of the limit.
Tsuki-soraruki wrote However the one that couldn't got Feature because of the limit
will be added in the next featuring I will make on the first of July
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on th
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 43 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
Pay what you want Charity Commissions CLOSEDPay what you want Charity Commissions CLOSED6 months ago in Personal More Like This
All money received will go to people who really need it for emergencies.
Too often I stumble upon artists who are in trouble that is caused by circumstances in life, and life simply being hard, and I hate it that I often can't do anything about it since I don't have much money myself. So I'm opening special Charity Commissions, and all of the money I receive for these will directly go to a good cause!
The type of commission I'm offering for those, is Colour Palette Commissions. I've wanted to do these for a while, and now seems like a great opportunity.
Here is some examples of this type of commissions: PE: Painting With A Limited Colour Palette and some examples from some amazing artists are shown above.
The commissions will be done in my style, and will very likely be portrait-to-halfbody-