We Be DragonsWe Be Dragons2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drakni on the run by Leundra
Overdose by twinkiedragonXenomorph Dragon Snake Hybrid Halloween entry by timohuovinen
Breath of Life by SashaWrenAmbient Desert Evening by The-SixthLeafClover
Cobalt's Elemental Studies by QuelyntrSnack by rajewel
Blue dragon - request by grzankaPrismatic Salus by KaiserFlames
Golden Dragon by AmisgaudiRyujin by Flying-Fox
Flight of the Paladin by wocstudios
dear momwe were doing fine on are own when i was littledear mom1 year ago in Personal More Like This
why did you have to get pregnant again
why did you have to go and marry a man you barely know
why did could not see all the things that i see
when my world was upside down, you would just look at me and say everything will be ok
why did you lie
everything was not ok
just because you couldn't see what was going on did not mean my life was perfect
hey mom, do you remember all the pictures that we took with step dad
have you took a good look at my smile
i only liked him for a short while
and then things changed
but did you take the time to open your eyes and see
why do you think i moved out when i was 18
i told you i didnt like him
but all you saw was money
was that money really more important than your little girl
i guess it was because you let me leave
things got better
life was brighter
but i missed you everyday
i didnt want to leave
but i wasnt about to stay
in house of abuse
both physical and mental
all these years i lived t
Poser Material BasicsI just got a bunch of scenes to use for testing and promos. The meshes are wonderful, and the textures are, too. Unfortunately, almost all of the materials are unusable for me. I'm now in the process of replacing the materials because they're broken in Poser. Control maps have the wrong gamma, Reflection_Lite_Mult and/or Reflection_Kd_Mult are on, and the diffuse shading, specular, and reflection are handled incorrectly. Materials that shouldn't glow do, and ones that should glow don't. Some of this I can and do correct with scripts, but a lot has to be fixed by hand. In a 30 prop set with several materials each, it's kind of a bear to fix them all.Poser Material Basics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are great products, but they could be much better if they just had better materials that performed more consistently.
I know Poser users pretty much never complain about materials, so I doubt vendors are hearing about this. But I've loaded props to a plain scene (one infinite, one IBL or envir
Just Wanna Put This Out There...I am a youtube gamer. Not a super popular one, hell, not even a normal popular one. I'm a small channel. But I've been on dA for three years now and have made myself a nice little niche, so I know a thing or two. Hear me out.Just Wanna Put This Out There...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have this great vision for my youtube channel. It involves you. It is centered around you. I play games, yeah, but that's just a part of it. I want to be supportive and become a beacon of comfort and hope for a community largely ignored or just written off as a whole. People who are hurting. People in not so good places.
I'll just say it.
People like me.
You can vent to me about things. Everything. Anything. Who am I but some anon on the internet? I won't judge. I never judge people. I can offer you comfort in a world that mostly looks down on us because we have self-made scars. I'd even go so far as to offer personalized short videos just so you can watch it and know that somebody really does care about what you're going through and wants you to make it o
An Important Message I'd Like You All to Read.. :)Hi all,An Important Message I'd Like You All to Read.. :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to first apologize for yet again being so behind on keeping up with messages... I know a lot of you are waiting on replies, notes, and I know there's some GORGEOUS art that I need to comment on as well. I have one week from now until my move and I've been working like crazy, trying to get enough money together, packing, and planning...
However, I do have VERY exciting news and a little important message to share...
This past Sunday, August 18th, I received a call from a man saying he thought he had found my beloved missing cockatiel, Skye. I've had quite a few of these since I lost her, especially since I was offering $1,200 for her safe return (That might seem like a "waste of money" to some --especially since I'm struggling financially, but to anyone who knows how important she is to me, you'd know I would give EVERYTHING I own to have her back if I could). Anyhow, the man offered to bring the bird by so I could take a look. He was a homeless man, so my first thought
Dressing for the Season ResultsDressing for the Season Results3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Blood-of-Severity's 4th annual contest
Dressing for the Season
Contest Deadline: November 30, 2013
Wow... forgive me for taking so long to post the results, but this was definitely a close call. I won't spend forever on the conclusion on this contest, but I will say that all of the entries were creative in their own right, and the winner came down to a five point difference.
Honorable mention belongs to Marxpup's entry Cheery Chick costume for Amaru
The 3rd place entry belongs to Artistic-Twist with her Miss Military costume for Drayke
The second place entry belongs to SparxterFox, with his Liberty Lady costume for Drayke
...and The 1st place entry and winner of the Dressing for the Season contest is, Glitch-Kitty's She-Slayer costume for Dresden
This costume was completely tied with Second place except for the little addition of the pink accessories, which
Something all Paint Tool SAI users need to knowPLEASE NOTE: This will only work for people who have tablets. This SAI tip will not work with mouses or touch pads.Something all Paint Tool SAI users need to know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok so I just feel like I really need to point this out since a ton of people have no clue that you can do this in SAI. xD and it's really important when it comes to lineart.
Ever heard of the stabilizer/smoothing option? For those who haven't, it's an option in SAI where you can set it to a certain number (the scale is from 0 through S-7, 0 being the fastest and most unstable cursor speed). Here's a picture of it for people who can't find where it is in the program: http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg23/scaled.php?server=23&filename=fullscreencapture442009.jpg&res=medium
The farther down the scale you go, the slower the cursor will move, making your lines MUCH smoother. I usually have mine set to S-5 during lineart, and at about 10 - 15 when doing sketching.
Anyway, just pointing that out. :3 Hope it helps some people.
Features of SeptemberHi everyone! Sorry for the lateness again! Here are the monthly features.Features of September3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Monthly Features
Tutorials on anatomy
How to draw the human body by odduckoasis
Simplify Human Anatomy guide by sakimichan
Understanding anatomy series by FOERVRAENGD
Tutorials on animals
Bird Wing Tutorial by TheAntimonyElement
Improving Anatomy Tutorial by TamberElla
Animal Eye Tutorial by daisy7
Tutorials on general drawing
Critique and Redlines 101**EDIT//2//** I have like, what, five requests for redlines now? I'm getting tired of doing these now, after I do these last ones I was asked for, redlines will be $20. They take a couple hours, are taxing, and I can't be doing these for free. Numerous people have told me I should be paid for my knowledge, experience, and the actual re-sketchings I do, especially if the initial artist level is so far off I need to work from scratch. This was fun until I got like a stack of them to do. They CAN be free if I offer or if I am friends with the person, but I no longer really want to have people plop by for redlines, especially if they aren't at a level where I can actually redline, because it feels like they ask to get sketches out of me.Critique and Redlines 1011 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for understanding.
Apparently not too many people know this apparently, but I am literally always free to give critiques to help you guys out with developing and improving your artistic abilities
(OLD)Commissions Info(OLD)So sorry for the inconvenient, I had to make a new commission journal so click on this link to go to the new info.(OLD)Commissions Info(OLD)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW COMMISSION JOURNAL
Thanks and sorry again Q_Q
If I Died....If you don't care: stop reading.If I Died....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fav this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
400 Watchers Appreciation Point Giveaway -endedHi watchers! thanks for 400 watchers!! (it's still 399.....but anyway) :iconrainbowtearplz: ...!!!400 Watchers Appreciation Point Giveaway -ended3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As an appriciation, I'LL GIVE AWAY SOME POINTS..for free : )
2 Easy steps :
1. Watch me! (if you're my watcher, skip this step)
2. Fav this journal!
I'll give 450 to one person,
150 to 3 people,
50 to 5 people
10 to 10 people
2 to 20 people.
1 to 30 or more +.
*CLOSED* RAFFLE POINT CONTEST : 100 POINT RAFFLE*CLOSED* RAFFLE POINT CONTEST : 100 POINT RAFFLE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
CONTEST LOCKED! NOT ACCEPTING ANYMORE ENTRIES
WINNER OF THE RAFFLE TO BE ANNOUNCED ON 6/8/2013
Goodluck to you all!
Hey all im now running a raffle point contest
100 point raffle
all you gotta do is Watch me and favorite this journal
I will add your names to a list by order of who adds my journal to their favorites that i see when i check my messages, not alphabetical. lol
winner will be chosen by the raffle of their number that their name is next to in this journal.
Raffle ends June 7th, 2013,
Good Luck everyone!!
Contest!Heyo people-o! This is my first time doing a contest so I hope people join. ^^ There will be 2 challenges. ^^Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Change is a good thing!
This challenge is one where you can design a new look for Mally. You can change her outfit to anything, along with hairstyle but all I ask of you is that you don't change her colors. You can do anything; Gothic Lolita, Emo, Victorian, ect. If you choose to make it girly, don't take to like she'll be wearing all bows and stuff.... Just that bit of advice.
For this one, you draw a group picture celebrating Mally's birthday. ^^ Make it a surprise party if you want. ^^ Anything will do. ^^
And now for the prizes. ^^
200 and a half body fully colored picture with a simple background by Madness-Has-Returned (me)
A full body picture, fully colored with background by Nightmarity.
100 and a half body lineart
Avatar and Pixel Commissions=====================================Avatar and Pixel Commissions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Terms of Services
After long debates; avatars will stick around. Going back and forth, I know. Though friends are saying I should keep them around, so here they are.
To get an avatar, please fill out this form <3
Expression/Motion: (link an example, Motion is for motion avatars only)
Review Terms and Services if confused.
CI Monthly Feature - #17Hello dear members of Creation-Inspiration, before I start with this month JournalCI Monthly Feature - #172 years ago in Art Features More Like This
happy new year to all our members
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 43k members and 37k watchers!
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 that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
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
On: Illustration, Comics, and Story TellingDon’t suck -- PKOn: Illustration, Comics, and Story Telling3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say first of all that sometimes I get people asking, or rather complaining, “why does it seem like the comics always get a better score? This group seems so focused on comics. What if I just want to draw pictures?”
Well, that ends up tying into narrative illustration, which is a pretty hard thing to do right if you’re used to drawing single shots of your character against a plain, white background. Most people end up doing comics because it seems easier right away: the characters can talk, you can set the scene, it doesn’t require a little description at the bottom...
But, even comics require some know-how to pull off really well. It’s just harder to pull off illustrations in this story-based environment, because comics make it a little less apparent when it’s not doing a very good job at telling that story.
But, I’ll get to comics second.
Dear Yuki-the-foxDear yuki-the-foxDear Yuki-the-fox2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't really know how to tell you this, but I'm in love with your cat. I think I realized it when I saw the purple monkey at the mental hospital and I saw you hit on my boyfriend. I'm sure you're cowardly enough to understand that you need a sex-change. I'm returning your couch cushions but keeping your glass eye as a memory. You should also know that I love your sweet, sweet ass and I love Oprah.
Best of luck on the sex change,
Silly meme stolen from topazfox
How to do this meme:
***Dear (person of your choice,)
I don't really know how to tell you this, but (1). I think I realized it when you (2)(3) and I saw you(4)(5). I'm sure you're (6) enough to understand (7). I'm returning your (8) but keeping (
Spiritual Eavesdropping?Last night I had a terrible splitting headache and it got even worse after I took some pain reliever. So before I went to bed I prayed to God that the pain may go away so I can go worship Christ with church without pain. When I woke up this morning, I didn't feel the pain. So I went to church this morning and I felt great! Praise God even for little things like that!Spiritual Eavesdropping?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then after church, as I sat in the cafe area, I found myself eavesdropping on a conversation between two women. The woman named Theresa was sharing news with her friend that she has stage one breast cancer. And yet she remained with a positive attitude as she shared the news, laughing and talking about how challenging it is for us to be positive and actually love and trust God when those challenges come, because we are all human. Even she had struggled at times. But she knows that she's in Good hands and that whatever is to come she can trust in God regardless of what happens. And so I prayed in secret after the two friend
Contest [CLOSED] REMINDER~ 0 days till the deadline!~Contest [CLOSED]9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Don't miss this out!~
REMINDER~ 9 days till the deadline!~
as I was saying way before, I wanted to do a contest, so here it is!
I also asked you what kind of contest you prefer better? as far as v
Disney's School of Animation DreamMy ultimate dream in life is to bring saint to live through animation, i want to create characters so emotionally vivid that people would be able to connect to them on a personal level. when i listen to music or i get on a drawing kill streak, i see my ideas as if it were a cartoon or an animation. its so vividly and of course it looks way better than i can even draw. but i know if i take time and develop of solid story line and character sheet i can do it.Disney's School of Animation Dream3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to be an animator for disney, i want to go to the school and learn how to do it.. the problem i have is money. i don't have money and i'm worried about my horrid g.p.a i had when i graduated highschool. im still amature at what i do cause i don't know anatomy or special digital effects, most of my art straight from emotion, or if i'm moved by some type of inspiration.
I once had a talk with a very wise man, a friend of my uncles. talked quite literally for almost an entire day just about me, the guy was fascinated with the em
Contest: Win 1000+ Points!CONTEST HAS ENDED GUIES, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING <3 LU AND I ARE GOING TO DIE FROM JUDGING THIS OTLContest: Win 1000+ Points!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 3: 1 (or two, in terms of EST/GMT time zone) days left before the contest ends, I will refrain from accepting entries if it's past 11:59 Sept 10 (EST/GMT time zone so it would give the north Americans more time, lol). Also, additional prizes have been added, thank you so much to those who donated! AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING, I'VE RECEIVED SO MANY FABULOUS ENTRIES, LU AND I ARE GONNA HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME DECIDING <3
Edit 2: It has been requested by several deviants, the deadline would be extended to Sept 10, note you can only ask for extension once so this is the FINAL deadline.
Edit: For those who are better at drawing humans, my friend drew a personified version of my chars! Check the ref section for the pic. I'm sorry for the absence of refs for them orz
This is will be my first contest guys, so gonna star
TIP OF THE DAY: SIGNING YOUR WORKArt Tip of the Day -- Signing Your Work:TIP OF THE DAY: SIGNING YOUR WORK1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a right or wrong way to sign your work? No - however, there are ways that are more professional, and ways that are less.
What you want is to use your signature in order for people to be able to see your credit - NOT as a way to copyright or claim ownership of your work. If you are already receiving printed credit for your work, for example, as a byline for a magazine article, then it's unnecessary. Some publishers will want it off the art, because it interferes with the image. So never put a signature in a place where it overlaps the art and cannot be removed.
If you do want your signature on your work, this is NOT the same signature which you sign your financial documents with. That would be a mistake, from a Identity theft standpoint. Also, your signature should reflect your brand. it's part of your look. Most of all, however, it needs to be small, but completely legible, and in an unobtrusive part of the drawing - but not too f