Le soap opera, now is superior orderWhile my lovely creative friends are plunging into the NaNoWriMo spirit, I have decided to review the stories that I already have. The majority of them is centered round the unlikely, half-comical, half-sappy couple, Ondolemar/Kiara (do not read further if you are against anything and everything 'unrealistic'). As I am not too much of a writer, at least in terms of discipline, I cough up little snippets whenever I'm inspired – which results in a horrible mess. I have finally found time to arrange the darn thing in chronological order.Le soap opera, now is superior order2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First meeting scenario:
This one is kinda pointless, but sometimes I find myself liking it nonetheless:
'First meeting' # 2:
Kiara's letter home:
This is a series of stories that I call The Fateful Journey. It began the O/K writings, and, to my mind, is of the lowest qua
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
~First Feature Contest - Short extension~ Please Note:~First Feature Contest - Short extension~4 months ago in Personal More Like This
New due date: 31/05/15 - this will be the only extension, I hope everyone can get in their entries!
For some reason, I can no longer change the names of folders in our gallery! So the folder named 'sketches for Pink Parade' (rather then just sketches) should be the folder for previews of completed artwork.
(For those in the contest, you will have to read below for submission detials)
Just to let everyone know, anyone can enter the contests! - thats means if you have a spot in another Sparkle Spectrum artbook, or even this one, you can still enter!
Hello, and welcome to Sparkle Spectrum!
We are the team who put together The Princess Project Artbook, and this is our new project.
For those who don’t already know - Sparkle Spectrum will be a series of charity artbooks. Each book will be based on a different colour and feature artwork of original magical girl and boy characters!
$5 AUD from each artbook sold will go to selected char
DD for some of you :)Hi!DD for some of you :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first, there is a new kiriban: catch my 955 555 pageviews and send me a printscreen via note as a proof to win a feature
No feature for animal cruelty or porn, thanks for understanding.
At second, no, I did not get any DD (only one - bur many years ago buhhehehhehe )
But I have suggested many deviations for DD and I was disappointed when I got no reply and those deviations have not been accepted I think some of those artists created absolutely incredible work and they definitely deserve more attention.
Today, I will show you some of the deviations I have suggested (or plan to suggest) for DD, but which have not been noticed or accepted by admins, which made me really sad and disappointed. DA has some rules for featuring a deviation as a DD, it says that suggested artist should not have a DD yet, it should not be very famous artist and it should include some info about a subject in the descriptions. Those artists followed the rules, but their art has not
7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed7 Awesome Crafts you probably didn't know existed7 awesome crafts you probably didn't know existed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The world of crafting is fascinating and never ending. We have been crafting since the first human molded some mud into a pot, and a seemingly endless list of crafts has been created since. Some crafts are very well known, and you have probably dabbled a bit into them yourself... but some of them are a lot less known. I put some examples together, please enjoy them and leave a comment below letting us know how many of them you already knew if you know any unknown crafts, feel free to share them with us!
Extra credits if you already tried some of these!
Note: These are NOT totally obscure crafts that are only practiced in remote places of the world or that require specialized equipment, I chose crafts that should be easy enough to pick up but not a lot of people are doing.
1. Stone carving.
Incredible works of art can be made even from the humble common stone. Precious or semi-
1k Watcher Giveaway!1k Watcher Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally hit 1k watchers today! I said I'd do a giveaway if I ever got to 1000 watchers and so here I am. Of course every giveaway will have a few rules and here are mine:
You must be watching me!
The winner will receive one plushie of their choice.
Plushie can be a sitting mare, a standard mare, a standard stallion, or a filly.
If you prefer beanies or parasprites I'm sure we can work something out!
No Princesses, Alicorn OCs, draft horse stallions, changelings, etc.
No outfits or accessories with a few exceptions like a hat for AJ or bow for Apple Bloom.
International winners will be asked to pay shipping which will likely run between $40-$50 depending on the country.
I will inform the winner via DA note and they will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
I will draw the winner one week from Friday (so on January 18th) using a random number generator to select someone from my watcher list.
I will choose one
Art and overthinkingDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and overthinking1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There are times when everything goes well, but sometimes It's so easy to let those thoughts (whether caused by fear, life, problems etc.) to overcome your wilingness to do anything. So we let ourselves to get distracted, even though that's not what we really want to do. It's just easier. But we should not let overthinking to stand in our way.
People do tend to overthink all the time. Worrying about unimportant things, while doing nothing about solving actual problems. If there is anything that you think constantly about, that needs to be done - don't put it away till the later. It will only get worse. So often do we regret our decisions in the past, yet we are the only ones who can impact our future.
People also crave for distractions. That's why probably social media sites are so popular these days. Watching youtube videos all day - It's inspiring to see how other people get successf
Mini Contest! //CLOSED'ello again!Mini Contest! //CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here again and I present you my first minicontest!
The winner will get a 3 month Premium membership or the same amount of points!
Above 10 entries there'll be a second winner!
I know it's not much but hey, have fun! x3
Dath and Natalie
Two free spirited, adventurous thieves, who just trust each other that much to know: neither of them will stab one another in the back for the pickings.
*Dath: A silent, but determined man with bad manners. Looks like he's calm and level-headed, no one thinks how easily he gets angry.
*Natalie: Good-temepred, optimistic woman -she smiles and laughs a lot. She loves chatting and speaks much in monologs -fraying Dath's nerves. Her acting is great, enjoys manipulating others.
Cosplay Friday: SkyrimCosplay Friday: Skyrim6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wis
5 ways to be more positiveDear, deviantart fellow artists5 ways to be more positive1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to reach the happiness, how to have and maintain the positivity in our creative lives?
It's not an easy thing to stay positive all time. Trust me, I know... so here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Get away from negative people
Stay away from those who don't believe in you, who only show up in your lifes when they need something. As mentioned in the latest journal by DamaiMikaz - some people are just pretending to be your friends in order to use you or your skills (don't let them). Be aware of those who are trustworthy and it's said that "person will become the average of their five closest friends".. so be cautious and surround yourself with like-minded people, ones who support an
Rewritten Contest [CLOSED]ALL ENTRIES ARE NOW DUE AND SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!!! We are no longer accepting submissions unless you have my permission. For those who've missed the contest, do not fret! We will begin a new contest soon! At this moment we will have the judges begin the judging process!Rewritten Contest [CLOSED]6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for everyone contributing to this group!! There are tons of beautiful submissions and it's gonna be tough to choose the winners! I can't wait to see how the second contest will go
EDIT: 6-23-15 ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY 12:01 a.m. CT (central standard time) June 25th. As soon as the 24th is up in my time zone I will close the contest and no further submissions will be accepted unless you were posting while I was closing the contest. Remember, we will have a second contest. So if you miss this one, try your luck with the next one!!
EDIT 6-9-15: We've decided to make one final extension. The new due date for all submissions will be JUNE 24th! You must subm
3$ Bust - Commissions -CLOSED-Hi everyone!3$ Bust - Commissions -CLOSED-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I decided that I'll make some commissions now I never made commissions before, but I hope you'll like it!
What do I draw? - Colored headshot only
I don't do:
- other artist stlye
Price: 3$, you can pay with paypal. (Magyarok banki átutalással is. Az árát mindig aktuális középárfolyamon számoljátok!)
If you are interested, send me a note!
1. :iconCutieClaire: fi
:: Time-consuming 'sketches' ::Hello!:: Time-consuming 'sketches' ::2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently we with Kimir-Ra made few "story-pages" in pencil technique. For me it was combinig few pencil drawings on one shit. I made this before in monochrome technique and now tried pencils.
And personally I was very suprised when I realized how many time I spent on one page Really it was like 6-8 hours per page O__O something "for whole day" as I said.
That was strange, becasue usually I spend about a hour for one single fugure and here I thouth it will be faster. Ooops! My mistake! Making composition, thinking about scenary and shading were extremely slow I hope it will change.
Also I just can't consider it like "sketches" and call it "sketchpage". Because my sketches are much more rough and messy. So I prefer to call it pencil drawing... with all that shadings and details they ae definitely not sketches XD
I think such pages
GDD Interviews: Neurotype on Literature Hello everyone!GDD Interviews: Neurotype on Literature 1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Welcome to the first of many Community Volunteer interviews! Community Volunteers are responsible for many things here on DA, one of them being Daily Deviations. Since Daily Deviations are the focus of this group, we thought you might enjoy interviews of the folks in control of the features! The first edition is with neurotype, one of our literature CVs, we hope you'll enjoy the read!
1. Why did you choose to become a CV? Do you have any advice for members who'd like to become one?
It was like 'hey I'm pretty plugged into the community, I should do the thing.' (Okay, that makes me sound responsible. The truth is that I'd had a few beers, and namenotrequired tricked me with his fancy words.)
But, anyway, I don't think being a CV should be anyone's end goal on this site. It should be more like you're already almost at that point. The only stuff gallery CVs really
~500 Points Giveaway (CLOSED) ~EDIT 2:~500 Points Giveaway (CLOSED) ~4 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I'll have the winner up by tonight
I promised a giveaway and now here it is
The winner will receive 500 . One winner, all them points. It's like winning the lottery rofl jk xD
Here are the rules:
1. Fave this journal (that's how I'll be picking the winning number ) REQUIRED
2. (optional) leave a comment. Could be anything Fave video-game, movie, music, how you're doing, Skynet vs Ultron, etc. xD
3. (optional) fave a piece from my gallery.
*** You don't have to be a watcher. it's not required <3 I'm keeping this open to everyone this time around XD
I'll be using https://www.random.org/ to pick the winner.
Giveaway ends June 30th
Embroidery raffle!So, considering to open commission, but still having a lot of hesitation... I need to ponders it more.Embroidery raffle!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, I decided to open a raffle, like some artists I admire and respect do!
The embroidery size will be like this one:
So about 100 on 60 squares.
All you have to do is submit a comment in this journal entry, I give you a number, and by next monday, same hour (so 21 here), i'll randomly generate a number to get a winner.
See you guys!
2013 MONDO NAPTARPALYAZATA Mondo magazin 2013-as naptárpályázatának szabályzata2013 MONDO NAPTARPALYAZAT3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Mondo magazin most páratlan szereplési lehetőséget nyújt számodra, hogy mutatós alkotásod akár egy teljes évig sokak falán díszeleghessen!
Ki nevezhet és hogyan?
- Bárki nevezhet kötöttség nélkül a pályázatra, kivéve a Mondo stábjának tagjait.
- A pályázatos rajz a Te alkotásodnak kell lennie, más művével nevezni vagy plagizálni automatikus kizárást von maga után.
- Egy nevező több alkotással is indulhat.
- A rajzok választott stílusa és technikája kötetlen, viszont személyiségi jogokba ütköző tartalmat vagy közízlést sértő, megzavaró á
Contest!So I've been wanting to host a contest for a while now, I just couldn't think of what I should have people DO for the contest. But I finally figured it out and so here it is!Contest!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:What You Should Do
Pick between one of these two pictures
and create your own version of it (preferably digital art, but let me know what you want to do and I may let you do it the way you want to) Whoever can create the best art work in the eyes of the judges me ( :iconRufukitty:, :iconRessed: and an outside judge who does not have a dA) will win.
Prizes and Winners
There will be three winners. first, second, and third place.
1st place will win a 3 month premium membership and 200 points
2nd place will win 150 points plus a phone charm made by :iconRessed: (if you want to see her artwork, you can look here: http://polkadotcute.storenvy.com/)
third place will be 100 points
*Note: If any
raffel (End and winners)feel like giving away free art. only pony or pony-like characters only please ^^raffel (End and winners)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ill use http://www.random.org/ to get the winners
How to enter:you must be a watcher.Fav this journal .comment with your character ref (max two) and the word "kittens" so i know you read this.Prizes:
1st- 2 shaded drawings (or one drawing with two characters)
2nd- 2 flatcoloured drawings (or one drawing with two characters)
3rd- 1 painted headshot or a shaded bustshot
Ends: 20 July
1ST is #6 AlexisDragonStorm :iconalexisdragonstorm:
2ND is #5 FunkyBacon :iconfunkybacon:
3RD is #7 howlingghostwolf :iconhowlingghostwolf:
Note me what you would like ^^
Wacom Cintiq 21UX + Erogtron LX Review (+photos)(I know my personal friends will probably make fun of me for writing this review with copious photos, but eh, I enjoy it! XD And I can at least offer some insight into these things )Wacom Cintiq 21UX + Erogtron LX Review (+photos)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
So about 2 or 3 weeks ago, I managed to pick up (by pure chance) a Cintiq 21UX from B&H that was in stock. (For those who don't know, it's damn near impossible to find the 21UX in stock at just about any store you can think of. This is because the 21UX is a very niche product and makes up so little of the demand for the already tiny graphic tablet market. It's manufactured in such small numbers, it's on a near to-order basis, so you can wait up to 1 or 2 months to receive one after ordering.) So being the only one in stock at B&H, I knew I had to take it and upgrade from my 3-year old 12WX.
[click on any photo in this post to enlarge it.]
Aside from just getting the 21UX, I also picked up an add-on called the Ergotron LX. It's a desk mou
what can i say... i am a douche! XDa fun little strip from my friend depicting our usual weekly runs on destiny XDwhat can i say... i am a douche! XD7 months ago in Personal More Like This
i may or may not have been trolling her for a while now XD she missed it in the weekly loottable from a vendor in game that sells exotic weapons XD
aaand i remingd her from time to time
well...you get the idea XD
Managing Your Deviations- A Hidden Menu!Community WeekManaging Your Deviations- A Hidden Menu!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Did You Know...
...DeviantART has a mass storage system of all your gallery deviations?...you can manage all of your gallery deviations from one location?...you can move deviations into "Storage" and essentially remove them from your gallery while preserving the page view, favorite, download, and other statistics?
THIS IS ALL 100% POSSIBLE!
Many of us have deviations in our galleries that you no longer have the computer file for and would be devastated if you lost them… Ever thought, "I really don't want to download each deviation to my computer or sta.sh but I just don't want them in my gallery any longer! Then there's a handful of deviations I want to turn off comments for. I wonder if this can be done all at once?" If this is you... Keep Reading!
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft