Two years in the life of Bori...Seems like I'll always be associated with that usernameTwo years in the life of Bori...1 month ago in Personal More Like This
So first off, thank you all for the lovely welcome back! (I've already fallen behind with responding to comments. ) It actually feels pretty nice to be here again, though I will say straight up that I'm back part-time and can't dedicate as much time to being here as I used to. But since many of you have asked, I'll give you a little life update... there's a cookie at the end for anyone who gets that far!
Currently I am living on my own in a lovely little house by the sea in my hometown. I moved out of my parents' a couple of years ago and this is actually my third property, but I absolutely adore it here! It really feels like home and I feel like I can settle down and start drawing again (hence my presence here on dA). I have a wonderful boyfriend in my life too, and without saying too much, I am a very happy girl these days. Job-wise, I'm still working as a pharmacy dispenser but I'm not loving it as
Beat cancer!So, my doctor called me earlier today. It seems the results of my surgery have finally come in. Everything came back negative! I've beaten cancer!Beat cancer!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
They'll surely continue to monitor me for a while, and I've still got some surgical recovering to do, but the worst is over. Thank you, everyone, for believing in me and rooting for me through this whole ordeal.
Customize Your Pixelfish Tank Update: (3-1-15) Added New Special Sized Tanks!Customize Your Pixelfish Tank1 year 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
OPEN for Adoption - Adoptable.PixelFish.Sharks by thetaucheOPEN for Adoption - Adoptable.PixelFish.Bass by thetaucheOPEN for Adoption - Adoptable.PixelFish.Whale by thetaucheOPEN for Adoption - Adoptable.PixelFish.Dolphin by thetaucheTropical.PixelFish.Jellyfish by thetaucheOPEN for Adoption - Adoptable.PixelFish.Duck by thetauche
PixelFish Minis: 50
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
Raindom Facts - Rain, the Main CharacterGod, I'm bored.Raindom Facts - Rain, the Main Character1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Here. Have a Raindom Fact for the sake of being able to share something during this lull. ^_^
So, the story is called Rain because - as you might imagine if you've been reading it all this time - the main character's name is Rain. But she is just one of many characters in an overall rather large cast. So why exactly is Rain singled out? I mean, protagonist or not, she doesn't always take center stage and some arcs have very little to do with her. Couldn't the story just as easily be named after Maria or Gavin or Emily?
This is sort of a throwback to the original fantasy version of the story. Like the current version, the title was simply "Rain". But the original idea was kind of like a first-person story-telling perspective (but as a comic), in that Rain was always present in every scene. Anything going on outside of Rain's vicinity would not be apparent to the reader unless explained to her.
ok but here is the thingok but here is the thing4 months 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
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 - Rant10 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
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 Know3 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
WIN 1500 Deviantart POINTS-closedHey guys i celebrate 1 300 000 PAGEVIEWS !!!WIN 1500 Deviantart POINTS-closed3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Thats absolutely incredible number ...!! Thank you so much for your support and for all the favs,comments and everything I have the best watchers ever!
HOW YOU CAN WIN? ITS SIMPLE
JUST WATCH ME :iconryky: !
AND FAV THIS JOURNAL !
AND THATS NOT ALL.AT THE END ARE 3 WINNERS
ONE OF YOU WIN 1000 Deviantart poits
THE SECOND ONE WIN 500 DA points and free commission
the third one win free commission !
I USE https://www.random.org/ FOR finding the winners
deadline : 18 March
I'm not a believer, however.....I do believe in the kindness of others, however rare and precious that is. I saw this today on my sister's Facebook page and I want to share it with you all. I found it heart warming and raw. Back in 2009 our family dog, Kaycie had to be put to sleep (journal here: http://fav.me/d3tsswm) I still miss her. Read on and I'm sure you'll understand my reasons for sharing this.I'm not a believer, however...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her
Tips for Roleplaying Well - OverviewA lot of people like to assume the persona of a character - someone totally different than themselves - and take them into a new world filled with amazing possibilities. So how does one succeed in an RP setting, where there are no points and no set goals? How do you maintain other peoples' interest in your posts and get them to respond to you? Here are a few tips to make the most out of your roleplaying experience.Tips for Roleplaying Well - Overview3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Treat an RP like you're writing a story. You should strive for proper capitalization and punctuation. Form complete thoughts and read what you write before you send it. Does it sound good? Does it makes sense? Is it interesting and will it provide something for other players to react to? If you're having trouble, don't resort to filler such as 'Joe walked down the street, then he looked behind him. He took a step forward and then he sighed and sat down.' This provides very little for people to react to. Consider your character within the setting. What is he thinkin
Trying to keep up! @A@Hello everyone!Trying to keep up! @A@1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a moderately small report explaining my increasingly prolonged absences in the interwebs.
I've been trying to get back into university. (Because I failed part of the year ;-; )
This required for me to study very hard. (history of art, if anyone's interested...)
This was really stressing, since I've never been a good one at studying. ^^'
After I sat my last examination I spent about 3 or 4 weeks in a mentally half dead state,
tired from studying, and waiting for my increasingly close judgment day.
Then I passed.
I spent about 2 days crying of joy. (This took me a lot of effort. Tears were only natural)
I had no time to reorganize the hours for the new rhythm coming in my life, because the year was starting 3 days after receiving the news...
So I have been spending this 2 weeks trying to readjust to the rhythm.
Running to classes late, forgetting to go to others, thanking my tutors for the opportunities, trying to get your commissions done.
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
Surgery UpdateHello Rain Beaus, this is Jocelyn's wife, Kelly. Jocelyn has asked me to to give you all an update about her surgery earlier today.Surgery Update1 month ago in Personal More Like This
It was long but successful. She will be in the hospital for about 4 days so you might be getting updates from her through me for a little while.
We both have been moved, humbled and blessed by the outpouring of love, well wishes, prayers and positivity that she has received during this trying time. We thank you all from the very bottom of our hearts.
My Christmas ExperienceLast year, when I came down to visit family for the holidays, I ended up seeing my extended family on my dad's side (it was the first time I'd see them while presenting en femme). It went pretty sour. There were a couple dozen people there; four of whom said "hi" to me and nothing else. Everyone else just avoided me like the plague. My grandmother wouldn't even look at me. That hit me really hard and left me depressed for months (I don't think I ever discussed it on DA though). Thankfully, progress has happened since, and over the course of the year I got back into contact with two of my aunts. That's still only a fraction of the people that were there, but progress is progress.My Christmas Experience3 months ago in Personal More Like This
On that same note, while I didn't see my grandmother herself this year, she dropped off Christmas cards at the house. The envelope actually reads "Joshalyn" while it still says "Josh" inside the card. I... really have to give her credit for trying. This is actually kin
MYO Eyapi Contest!I'm holding a MYO (make your own) Eyapi contest over at the Eyapi groupMYO Eyapi Contest!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also, thanks to everyone that's been wishing me a happy birthday
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
See you guys!Hello my loves, a note to let you know.See you guys!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm moving on.
It's been a long while since I updated here and I'm on tumblr now most of the time. I've stored my pics for now in case I come back to them but I don't think I will be updating anymore.
So if you still want to follow me and my artwork feel free to add me on...
But I think I'm saying goodbye to my dA. At least for now.
Love you all and thank you for all your lovely support, kind messages and even kinder notes throughout the last few years.
Good luck for the future guys!
ClarificationBecause people keep asking about the lack of Jim x Dolphy art and my obsession with „Rise of the Guardians“ I guess I have to clarify something ( although I'm pretty fed up with having to justify myself ).Clarification3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I still adore “Treasure Planet” and Jim, but after being a fan for almost 12 years and hundreds of pictures my inspiration has gone on vacation.
In 2012 I suffered from a really bad depression. I felt alone and miserable and wanted to force myself to finally grow up and stop obsessing over animated movies and buying merchandise like a maniac. I knew that’s what made me happy but for some reason thought I had to change because I was getting older and had to act more according to my age. I cried a lot and well, felt like crap. And then I went to the cinema with a friend to watch RotG. And immediately noticed this movie was doing me good. I had the urge to watch it again and again and every time I did it made me happy. I started drawing fanart and reading f
HUMANOID MINKIN!!!??!??! (Update, YCH and Prompts)SA1B0T drew up some concepts that are considered canon for them!!! Of course you can still have headcanons and draw them any way you want. We've added a Humanoid Minkin folder so you can submit them to the group as well.HUMANOID MINKIN!!!??!??! (Update, YCH and Prompts)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
http://sta.sh/02brzzkie4o8 (Implied Nudity)
Humanoid Minkin are allowed for YCH! Just be aware that there are a lot of variables for their appearance and you might be asked to do an abundance edits from customers.
You can draw Humanoid Minkin for prompts as long as it follows the canon concept. (They live in the wild still- please no modern/cultural clothing and environments, etc).
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 Theft10 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
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.
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
Xtricitiria Contest! *Extended*EDIT: moved deadline to April 4thXtricitiria Contest! *Extended*2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rules will be same as last time.
The object is to create a new type of Xtricitiria, one that is NOT on the Xtricitiria Guide.
I will choose the designs I like best, and as a prize you will get to keep your design and it will be added to the Xtricitiria Guide as an official Xtricitiria design.
Here is the guide and some examples of Xtricitiria:
1. General traits such as white underbelly, rods, anatomy and plug are recommended to follow, unless your design specifically overrides some of these traits. Must explain why if it does.
2. Explain your design in general. Why you designed it the way you did, any special traits it has
3. The design must be at least a decent drawing and flat colored. No sketches
4. Must be a design that is not from the X