A rescue dogA few days ago, when I was at open field work in another city 200km away from Warsaw, working as off-road/trail photographer as usually- I got a call about a husky dog in desperate need that is located in MY area. Fully starved dog (just bones), having severe skin issues, bleeding and leaking mold off from skin and fur is falling off found on streets laying down- and needs immediate health attention. I'm not anymore active volunteer in my animal rescue foundation due to life changes, but my instincts of rescuing animals came back. I've responded to the animal foundation and took responsibility of picking up and transporting a husky in need.A rescue dog5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had to cut off from work, and ummm the issue was… I went there with my co-worker whith his car. Everything sounded perfect, that dog was in need to be transported to Warsaw by today which is good for me cause after work we are driving back to Warsaw.
Buuuut the problem was… A nice, shiny BMW car.
My co-workers beloved car, plus h
Customize Your Pixelfish Tank Update: (6-29-14) Rewrote and configured commission information.Customize Your Pixelfish Tank8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the easy to use guide on customizing your very own Pixelfish Tank.
To start things off, you must first acquire a PixelFish. This can be done in a variety of different ways, but mainly adopting or customizing your very own.
Customize Your Own: 150 each
Fish Open for Adoption: 100 each
PixelFish Minis: 50 each
OPEN for Adoption - Tetra.PixelFish.Minis 1 by thetauche
ok but here is the thingok but here is the thing1 month ago in Personal More Like This
im not saying that everybody that is white is racist because we all know that, but if youre white and saying it yourself you need to stop because it's saying that you defending yourself is more important than black people dying
i dont have the patience or energy to argue why reverse racism isn't real anymore. i fight this garbage all the time on facebook and today has really taught me that some people here are no different.
stop saying not all white people are racist because if your first instinct is to defend yourself when you're not being murdered for being white you are truly awful. you are especially even more awful if you cannot learn from your mistake when told what youve said is a bad thing.
if you cannot defend your misinformed opinion to the point that you have to name a small amount of white people being enslaved by black people some thousands of years ago or wtfever you're pathetic.
if youre so much grasping at straws to defend your misinformed opinion o
My Art is NOT Free To Use As Tattoos......especially if you don't even know what the hell you're getting tattooed on your body.My Art is NOT Free To Use As Tattoos...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good job, dumbass. You got a logo I designed for my photography on your fucking leg. As well as the name I go by on multiple sites. Free advertising, I guess? It pays to know the source of an image before just slathering it on your body for the rest of your life. It's especially insulting because I mentioned right in the description that I was going to get it as a tattoo for myself. I hate tattoo shops for just putting whatever design someone walks in with on their body without asking where it comes form just as much as I hate the people who will put an image on their body just because it's "pretty
Sons of the StormIf something could come close to the excitement that I felt when I first joined Blizzard over 4 years ago (not that that's diminished now!), it would be today, when I'm honored to be joining the ranks of the Sons Of The Storm!Sons of the Storm1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Long before I ever thought that making it out here was at all possible, I looked up to these artists who're the core and spirit of Blizzard's art and essence - and to be ranked among them now is a huge honor - especially on this, as their 10th anniversary!
Thanks to René 'Twincruiser' Koiter for setting the whole gallery up, and of course to Samwise, the original 1st Son, and still the burning heart of Blizzard's art and soul.
Cheers! And here's to another 10 years of the Storm!
(totally checkoutable on facebook, too! - https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfTheStorm )
And thanks too to everyone here - I don't get around to replying as much as I used to or as I'd like, but having been on dA almost
A Falling Stars contest! CLOSED!Baby ponies! A Falling Stars contest!A Falling Stars contest! CLOSED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Falling Stars (later in the text referred to as "FS"), characters and story, gets so much love, attention and kindness!
Is it now on a level where "there is so much love in the room, it creates another person"?
What to do? Design a baby pony between any possible FS combination!
You can use either:
FS + FS character
or FS characer + your own design/character
To be able to win all the prizes I need your permission to use your character in the next adventure. (see more below).
or just a clever 'from-a-single-parent" baby, like the first line of MLP toys. (I don't remember how the baby ponies reflected the parent in the following generations).
Preferred if both mom, dad and baby are visible in the picture so we can see what a delightful mix the baby is. (It's ok if you feel like doing mom + mom + baby or dad
On Art TheftIf you’ve ever followed my Deviantart journals in the past you will know that I have a pretty open policy regarding the usage of my art. My policy allows for repostings/recoloring/edits/tracings/what-have-you, as long as it is all for personal use and not-for-profit (meaning it isn’t being sold, auctioned, or any use wherein money changes hands.) I also allow roleplaying of my characters, and fan art (of course)!On Art Theft6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Still though, I get a lot of people coming to me with examples of where people have traced/recolored/edited/reposted my pieces. The person contacting me will often also comment on the “offenders” work, or contact them privately to scold them on my behalf.
While I appreciate that people would care enough to watch out for me, as it were, my preference is that these people are left alone. There are a good number of pretty young BBA fans. I am written “fan mail” all the time by young people who weren’t artists before, but started dra
How a game developer saved my lifeAfter disappearing for a very long while, halting commissions and delaying the creation of OFF-WHITE; I think I owe you guys an explanation.How a game developer saved my life2 months ago in Personal More Like This
At the beginning of August I found myself at a hospital, diagnosed with gallstones. The only effective way of getting rid of them is to remove the whole gallbladder altogether. Unfortunately it quickly got much worse. I got a severe case of cholecystitis and developed a hydrocele. It was suspected that the inflammation started to spread to my peritoneum and liver. Even more unfortunately it didn't stop there. During all the medical examination I went through during the next few weeks it was discovered that everything was in fact caused by gallbladder cancer, which before was wrongly identified as inflamed tissue.
You can probably imagine how devastated I was after getting the news - after weeks of pain I got to know that I had cancer with extremely poor prognosis and had absolutely no money for a surgery.
Desperate I turned to my
Holy crap!!! The real Mias!!I can't believe it! Look at him! http://www.luvblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Attractive-Man.jpgHoly crap!!! The real Mias!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I found him completely by accident when I was looking for a leaning pose and was found on a site about non verbal body language http://www.luvblogger.com/nonverbal-body-language/ . LOL I can't believe how perfect he is. This is what he would look like!! Waaaagh! Night made!!
Now I'm gonna try and hunt down more pics of this guy! Wow!
Also SuirenShinju has opened up commissions if you are looking for some ace, affordable art and it would gretly help her out.
BullyingA teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.Bullying3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Copied from MissRadio's journal.
People wanting art for free - RantIt’s rant time again. Yay. I know I’ve talked about this topic in the past already but it’s still current for many artists, and I’d like to go into it a little further. That question which pretty much every artist knows only too well.People wanting art for free - Rant7 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Can you draw something for me? But I don’t have money.”
No matter how obvious you make it that you’re a professional artist, how eye-catching the commission pricelist on your user page is or how many “I don’t do requests / art-trades”-stamps you plaster all over your journal, people either don’t notice or simply don’t care. And their ways to persuade you to give them what they want get more creative and bold.
Classic approach :
A few sentences of praise and how much they adore your artwork and how much they’d love to have a picture from you. Sometimes they also mention that they don’t have money, which means they are aware of the
Minkin Species FAQ (updated PLS READ)Please ask questions. If something you are roleplaying is not mentioned on the species sheets it is 99% likely that it is not okay for you to do.Minkin Species FAQ (updated PLS READ)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you are uncomfortable with posting your question in in public you can note me.
Minkin Species FAQ
Are Minkin magic?
They are magic in the sense that plants will grow because of their presence over time, not instantly. They do not produce any magic from their horns to manipulate objects like a My Little Pony.
Can my Minkin wear clothes?
A NPC species will soon be available to help your Minkin to wear clothes.
Minkin can wear an assortment of clothes and have accessories as long as they are not ridiculous or modern like leather jackets and things of the like. Please be mindful of cultural clothing because Minkin have no concept of human cultures or language.
Clothes that Minkin help each other make (without the help of the NPC species) are usually nature themed, like branch collars, petal capes, etc.
Almost 200 members! Contest time?So! Ayi here!Almost 200 members! Contest time?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Almost 200 members! ! I didn't think that nommers could get so much affection from the community guys, thank you so much for making it possible ;v;
And! Should we do a lil'contest when we reach 200 members?
Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To KnowThere's lots of awesome models on DA and lots of great places on the web to find pose reference and stock! Here's a little list of some great places to check out for some quality pose reference stock:Pose Reference Stock Resources You Need To Know2 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a group I founded that accepts submissions of stock photos that are useful for pose reference. To be considered, the model must be wearing form fitting clothing or nude. There are separate folders for nude stock. Watching this group will result in quality pose reference stock appearing in your inbox!
New account, currently non-nude female full body
Mostly male, mixed undies and nude. Some fem parts.
Her gallery is full of great female reference including some wonderful lying, reclining and sitting poses.
Male stock with underwear on. New gallery!
has a folder of pole fitness stock photos that are really s
First Prompt: Broken Branches (PLS READ)Updated! Please read the journal in its entirety before asking anything.First Prompt: Broken Branches (PLS READ)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here’s how this goes! This is still a new group and this is our first official event. Actual legitimate roleplays and a forum will be announced and set up later down the line. You’re free to roleplay your Minkin in however way you want, using whatever method you want on your own time!
This week’s prompt is: “Broken Branches”. Make what you can from it! It can mean anything you want, even something unexpected.
Entries do not require a background, but for this round they will require some sort of foreground/frame/ground that they are standing on to qualify.
Later events will last longer to give everybody a chance to join in. Consider this a trial run.
Ends on the 20th of September.
NOTE: I personally ask that you don’t ask to draw my personal Minkin (edelilah) for the event because I
Books Are BackBooks Are Back1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hardcovers, softcovers, calendars and other things are available again in the 4DE online store!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
The VoidWhen I lost my faith in god, it was no great personal cataclysm. It simply fell away. My fall was a snake sloughing its skin or a woman removing her coat on an overwarm day. Faith was simply something I no longer needed. But I can't pretend there wasn't a void. There was and there still is. There may always be. That void is what I feel when I think about dying. Do not mistake me, I am not afraid of death. Not at all. Not even a little bit. But I regret. I regret that my story will end. I regret that my loved ones' stories will end. I regret that I won't see others' stories through. Most of all, I regret that I won't see how the big story ends.The Void1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For a while I buried myself in the idea that SCIENCE WILL SAVE US! Ray Kurzweil's Singularity will allow me to achieve everlasting life through technology! It is plausible- a lot more plausible than the notion that there is some magical bearded Middle Eastern guy in the sky who created a strict conditional-admittance everlasting utopia for
Let's Examine Tracing.Anyone who knows any serious artist, or even a talented non-serious artist, knows the general stance on tracing stuff that isn't yours: Don't do it.Let's Examine Tracing.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But why? WHY IS TRACING SO WRONG? Why is drawing Totoro from memory infinitely better than eyeballing work someone else has done? The argument seems to be that people learning how to draw should be allowed to trace or otherwise copy someone else's work by eyeballing it. But if you don't encourage originality, you get people who never STOP copying other people's work. You get fantastic artists who ONLY DRAW what they can look at directly. You learn amazing technical skills from looking at something and copying it, but you don't put any life into your art. You kill your creativity and your talent.
To be fair, everything drawn is referenced from something. But there is a difference between going to Getty images to see how the form of a foot is created so you can draw it accurately, and copying the entire drawing, including the foot.
I am agai
Tips for Roleplaying Well - Interesting CharactersSo you feel like you're a good writer. How about we work on your character now?Tips for Roleplaying Well - Interesting Characters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many of you have heard of 'Mary Sues,' the name coming from a story by Paula Smith written for the Star Trek franchise. They are the prettiest, they are the best at everything, they are the most powerful, and for some reason, everyone loves them. Almost every writer has had a Mary Sue at one point.
One of my very first characters outside of the Lion King fandom was a Final Fantasy character named Kayna. If that name sounds somewhat familiar, it is because, yes, she was named after Kain Highwind from Final Fantasy IV. Kayna was half GF... But not just ANY GF. Griever was her baby daddy. Also, Seifer thought she was so fine and she was best friends with Rinoa and Fuujin:
I got that thing to about 60 pages before I said to myself 'What the hell am I doing?' and never drew another page. Of course, that was hours of my life I'll never get back, as well as the fact that I decided
Art Theft (UPDATE)The Important StuffArt Theft (UPDATE)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This website (www.dramakoreaterbaru.com) is running a script bot that uses a search-engine like program to find your art and post it without your permission, and sometimes without any credit. There have been reports that posting your name into the search engine actually facilitates the script bot into finding your art. I don't know if that's true. There have also been reports that the ads on these image pages are rife with virus' / malware. There's also reports that these ads are being used to make money and drive traffic through the domain in order to make money off of you. I urge everyone NOT to use this site. Instead send your complains to:
REGISTRANT CONTACT INFO: http://whois.domaintools.com/dramakoreaterbaru.com
Name: PT.Belawan Sendiri
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also complain to his hosting company:
UPDATE Apparently the hosting has been moved to Atlushost, b
Please check this out..Hi guys, I want to initially apologise for the somewhat ranty mood I'm in.Please check this out..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have been signing in to DeviantArt for months now with the Hot page as my home page. I like to see good quality art close to when it's posted, rather than the same Top All Time images every time I've logged in, not such a crime, hm?
But along with the good quality art, you get a boatload of sexualised images of women. Whether that be cheap-ass teenagers posing in their underwear for an invisible audience of creepy men, or drawn images of women with their boobs hanging out, or boobs the size of beach balls and waists that are- let's face it- practically non-existent that the growing generation and the population of insecure and low-self-esteemed are particularly sensitive to.
Nude men? They don't exist on here, don't be silly....
I don't want to feel like there's a hidden population behind our screens that hate the way they look, that believe they are ugly, because they are constantly exposed to this fant
Lets Talk About DesignsBecause it has been irking me a lot lately.Lets Talk About Designs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you may or may not have seen various bits of drama floating around player created breeds these past few months. Now, that doesn't really interest me, however something that has been brought up time and time again during these spats of drama is an issue that I feel is important to address: designs (and points).
Now, I might share the slightly unpopular opinion that artists should be charging for their designs. Which sounds like a reasonable thing here I'm sure, but a lot of people have been expressing the view that owners of breeds should do free customs, or designs. Which in my opinion is lunacy.
A design, like any other type of artwork, takes time. And I classify them as artwork, because they are. Making a good design is hard, think I'm lying? Then have a look around at all the bad points designs floating around. It takes time, patience and practice to get good at designing, and I think that work should be paid for in however the art
The First TMNT Drawing "EVER" to Auction Hey Guys,The First TMNT Drawing "EVER" to Auction3 years ago in Personal More Like This
April 8th 2012
It has taken me forever to get back round here, and I'm a slow learner on the Devinat Art system, and have been swamped with a ton of TMNT related work... much of which I will start sharing with you
Prompt Prize Giveaway!!Prompt Prize Giveaway!!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Prizes for prompts will be irregular until participation is up!
The prizes are participation this time will be going to five+ people, and the prizes are one design per person. Some of them have been made by edelilah and some of them by some guests! The designs will be available in 1-2 weeks for you to view.
Just know that in order to qualify for anything, you must have at least entered the prompt events 3 or so times.
The design I will be making has a lot of rare traits and it will require you to enter a couple more times than that. The exact number will be determined with how much participation there is or isn't.
How do I enter?
All information about how to enter is on the group front page. Please be sure to read the FAQ and make yourself a character sheet.
Before asking any questions (you're welcome to!) Please read the front page and FAQ. A lot of the information in this journal is understandable if you have r