My deviantART StoryOK I'll biteMy deviantART Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I've almost been on this site for 10 years! In December it will have been 10. The only reason I started using my account was because my friend AmandaTurnage started using hers, and I wanted to be cool too, although I'd browsed here before that. The word "deviant" kinda turned me off initially (thought process "hey no I'm not deviant"), but now the word has lost nearly all of its original meaning, haha.
Without deviantArt I'm not sure I'd be where I am today, with just enough internet-cred to make friends with all the cool artists and get enough money out of my hand and to continue to put food in my mouth... but I've gone from idly doodling my characters (who got to go in The Meek 4 years later) and drawing reptiles/ dreaming of being an independent artist, to doing Avatar fanart, making tutorials and finally doing paid art for soulless corporations. I've circled back around now though and am spending my time again drawing my characters and planning comics, and doing meani
The Triple BindI just read a pretty interesting book about the healthy emotional development of young girls called The Triple Bind. In a nutshell, it says that three contradictory rules are causing self-destruction among young teenage girls.The Triple Bind3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rule#1: Fulfill the traditional "girl" expectations -- look pretty, be nice, get a boyfriend -- while excelling at "girl skills": empathy, cooperation, nurturing, relationship building, and family foundation.
Rule#2: Succeed at "boy goals" -- get straight A's, be a super athlete, be aggressive, be competitive, win acceptance to Ivy League, etc.
Rule#3: Be 100 perfect, 100 percent of the time and make it look effortless. Alternative roles that previously offered escape like beatnik, tomboy, intellectual, hippie, punk, or goth have been co-opted, consumerized, and forced into a single narrow definition of what a woman should be.
I realize this is a far cry from what I usually write about, but one chapter of the book
friend codeMy 3Ds friend code, mainly for pokemon!:friend code2 years ago in Personal More Like This
please comment with yours below if you add me so I can add you back
Return of ManSkittyI have been informed that, for some unholy reason, ManSkitty has been spotted lurking around on the front page of DA today.Return of ManSkitty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'M NOT SORRY
EDIT: Oh my god, he shows up under the "What's Hot" tab. AMAZING.
I need to ask a favorAnd no, it's not about commissions or begging for money or anything like that. A completely free favor.I need to ask a favor1 year ago in Personal More Like This
See, I haven't talked about this much in the public air where everyone can hear so let me explain: About a year ago, I believe it was February or March, I started getting serious help with what was diagnosed by three or four psychiatrists as Bipolar Disorder (type II, the lesser one). I started seeing a new very good doctor for it and he almost immediately put me on one of the most common types of medication for Bipolar Disorder- Lithium. And it worked wonders. Almost immediately, I was sleeping wonderfully, I was focused and alert when I was awake, I was not having any mood swings or depressive episodes, everything was perfect. Except for one thing:
I couldn't draw.
I'd have ideas and I'd go to put them down on the page and it was like a wall was erected in my mind- I was on one side and the drawing, idea or character was on the other, and I couldn't find any way to get them
ratty opinions?Huh someone messaged me a while ago saying they did'nt like rats until after I started showing photos of my own and drawing them, then they looked them up and ended up with some as pets and now love themratty opinions?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
though its weird it does make me feel like I've done something useful rats need love right?
I was wondering if anyone else on here had changing opinions or what there opinion of these rodents is and why
because I don't know any other rat lovers really in real life so I can only source you guys and I'd like to know how many of you are fellow rat owners too!
Proper Grammar: A RantIF YOU NEED AN EDITOR, PLEASE READ THIS. ALSO, MESSAGE ME. I WANT TO HELP.Proper Grammar: A Rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you know how many notifications I get per day? Just from following two groups? The answer is, usually, around a hundred and thirty. Probably twenty to thirty of these are journal entries, and about fifty to sixty of them feature characters that I don't care about, so that brings it down to about fifty. Fifty stories a day. Want to know how many I actually read? One, if that. Why?
Grammar, my friends, is everything to me. I used to be a Grammar Nazi, until I realized that (much like in the case of religion), no problem was ever fixed by shouting to someone that they would burn in hell for their mistakes. So instead, I sit quietly at home and judge you. If you used "you're" when you meant to use the possessive "your"? Judging you. Forgot what a comma is supposed to do? Judging you. Misspelled every third word? Really judging you.
Most of you (note that I said most) are native Engl
MY TABLET JUST DIEDI AM SO UPSET YOU GUYS HOLY GORGONZOLA.MY TABLET JUST DIED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, you know every drawing you've ever seen me do ever? From the very first warriors episode to the last digital painting I did? All of that was done using the same tablet and gUESS WHAT JUST DIED TODAY.
It was eight years old. I downloaded ToonBoom and was learning to use it with tutorials anD MY TABLET STOPPED WORKING AND WORDS DO NOT EXPRESS HOW UPSET I AM I DO NOT HAVE 200 DOLLARS LYING AROUND TO REPLACE IT OH MY GOD.
I don't even know what to do right now I am so upset. Aw.
I'm gonna see if I can get like an "early christmas present" from a parental unit or something because I really don't have 200 dollars to throw around, and i know if I asked for one for Christmas I'll get it but I CAN'T WAIT TILL DECEMBER GODDAMNIT, I HAVE STUFF TO DO, FOR CEREAL, THIS IS NOT OKAY WHAT DO YOU EVEN DO IN THIS SITUATION NO.
Sketch Commissions CLOSEDEnjoy some CT Music as you read! I still haven't gotten a flash program but I have learned how to embed youtube videos into journals. This will be my alternative to sharing my music! "Breezy" is available on BandcampSketch Commissions CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gonna keep things simple this time around.
Want a fullbody colored sketch from me? Here are some fullbody sketch examples:
...and previous sketch commissioned work:
•There will be elements left unfinished and sketchy.
Here's the flat rate:
Here's what you do:
•Send a note
•Subject: "SKETCH COMMISSION" (anything else may become ignored)
•Include at least one fullbody picture of the original character that you want me to draw
•Include your paypal email
•Keep any notes to a maximum minimum
Here's what you get:
•A response if I accept your commission.
TPPtwitch plays pokemon:TPP2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay I'm all for anarchy but stuck in the safari , if we waste all our money we won't be able to do anything and will ultimately never beat the game
so please guys come spam democracy until we are out of the safari zone and have surf
Anarchy is great for times when we need to battle and move fast but democracy is the only way to overcome obstacles and puzzles we must work together it is the only way!
Our lord helix would not want us at war but in unity our success is all he wants!
(so basically democracy means its a voting system for commands and anarchy is a free for all but in the safari zone you have a limited number of steps and have to pay to get in each time you run out, we cant afford to run out of money as it'll be game over and obviously with anarchy that's what happens so we need more democracy voters to get passed this point and have a shot at completing the game, you vote by typing in commands in the chat
Just putting this hereTW: Violence, bullying, physical/mental/emotion abuseJust putting this here2 years ago in Personal More Like This
but also some good stuff!
So, I have two rooms: a bedroom and a playroom. My playroom is full of everything dragons. Posters, toys, drawings, figures, ect. All of that is in there.
Now, I have always LOVED dragons to death since I was about three or four years old. However, after I was 13 or 14 years old, I had to give them up; I couldn’t talk about them, draw them, or even mention them anymore.
This is because I was very VERY heavily bullied, for about 14 years I think, for believing in, and liking, dragons. Everyday, I was tortured physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally just for being me. Dragons was a main reasons I was bullied, among others (such as being too skinny, being a “tomboy” which was before I knew I was trans*, being weird/a freak..yeah a lot.). I was beaten by classmates, and teachers did nothing. They joined in actually—not by beating, but more-so emotionally. It’s w
The silence speaks most loudlyThe silence speaks most loudly4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jasika by Ler-ac I feel the darkness... by Reunaa :thumb290610012: Burden by Pajunen B 12 by halb-blind
In my dream. by Saturns-Child She loves me not... by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS Snow falling by sternenfern
:thumb108065549: in the woods 3 ... by Wundenkuessen Let me in by mant01
Skull by OlgaC Magic Dust by BrianMPhotography :thumb286602067:
play dead by K-E-I-T Venus autopsy by dante-cg
11. Maerz 2012 II by Filterkaffeepromises and illusions by Piarvi-Recherreen
Breathe by KayleighJune THE HOUSE OF HEALING - V by kevissimo
The Shipwreck by mheuf
Corbillard. by Sirxlem
jer smrt nije kraj... by Suada
My street is just not safeMarch 2012 - car tears through our front yard ruining the work we had done to make it nice including mangling our metal arch, it also takes out our chainlink gate, part of our fence and the telephone pole.My street is just not safe2 years ago in Personal More Like This
July 2012 - the deadly DUI hit and run incident of which I am sure most of you know about and I would rather not go into the details of.
April 2014 - car hits the warning arrow sign (put there by the county to show our yard sticks out more than the neighbors) sending it flying into our metal arch ruining it, along with some other more fixable damage.
So I go to bed between 2am and 4am and sleep solid till about 8am where from them on I tend to roll over and look at the clock every hour or two as I continue to sleep till around noon.
Today around 9am I rolled over, looked at the clock and before I could fall back asleep my heart was sent racing by an all too familiar horrible BOOM (familiar because before hitting lives the drunk hit the stop sign in the opposing side of the c
Artistic and Beautiful's sixth monthly feature (1):iconArtisticAndBeautiful::iconArtisticAndBeautiful::iconArtisticAndBeautiful::iconArtisticAndBeautiful:Artistic and Beautiful's sixth monthly feature (1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sixth monthly feature (part 1) of my group, ArtisticAndBeautiful
This feature will be divided into two parts. This first part includes the Monochrome, Human and Animal photos.
As usual we start with the Favorites showcase which includes artwork I've collected for this feature the past month. This is what we ideally look for in this group, if you think you're art resemble
Theme SongsHere are two confirmed theme songs for the movie!Theme Songs4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars "Safe & Sound" --->
TTL Deep Shadows --->
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr_eafDUGi8 which also is featured in the theatrical trailer!
How do you like them?
Less than 100 days until the premiere!
Who is excited?
WEEKLY SUBMISSIONS #229 - Dragon Sculpts Feature!FEATURED DEVIATIONSWEEKLY SUBMISSIONS #229 - Dragon Sculpts Feature!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are 8 newest featured deviations, 4 from this submission period and 4 from the last period.
Congratulations to the featured artists!
FEATURED ARTISTS FOLDER
Be sure to check out the rest in the group Gallery!
These are the runner-up deviations which were also under consideration to be featured.
Artists featured before are not included in the runner-ups listing.
Isolde and Mia - no trust Issues by StelkurGolden dragon 2 by WieszczaAutumn's Gifts by TrollGirlNeverending Journey by GlowingSpiritForest Dragon by GabriellesBabriellesCopperhead Dragon by KKylimos
Group Submission Update
This is the (bi)-weekly update of the newest gallery submissions. You can view all the deviations submitted to the group
5 Best Things That Ever Happened To My WritingEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Best Things That Ever Happened To My Writing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. No one cared that I wrote. I say this in kind of the sin of omission sort of way. Looking back on growing up, no one in my family paid attention to the hours I spent in front of a keyboard. My mom never picked my brain about plots, my siblings were more likely to mock my prose than be curious about it. My pursuit was ignored, treated with apathy, as opposed to being actively cast down as "stupid" or "a waste of time". While I'm sure I used this "meh" reaction to self-flagellate and feel bad about myself, especially as a teen, in hindsight it provided a remarkable amount of focus. Not only that, if my murder-mystery mother and historical nonfiction father had read my wild tales of fantasy and provided feedback, it would have been either the empty
Pondering prologues (wall of text warning)Rant ahoy! (The following is my own pondering and can include personal opinions and just plain boring nerd rant. Feel free to disagree or ignore if you will, but I still hope some of you can find it more amusing than annoying. I'm a cronic rambler.)Pondering prologues (wall of text warning)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I like comics. I love reading them, printed and online alike, and I spend quite considerable amount of time browsing through them when I have free time.
I'm watching a few comic groups here in DA, most of which concentrate on animal comics. And there seems to be a trend there, that is starting to feel really dull, and that's prologues. Ya know, I don't have anything against having a prologue, if it really works with the story, but this certain trend is starting to bug me real bad:
I want to read comics and their stories, why do I have to go through pages and pages of religious propaganda to even see any characters to relate with?
I don't like bland religious propaganda, specially if it's just that; there is no characters shown that would sh
Two Dragon Hunts!!!Two contests/shows for your precious dragon hunting nordanners!! Feel free to join in! Pre-registration isn't required but it'd be nice to tell me if youre enteringTwo Dragon Hunts!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first I put up info about already. It's for nordanners using the ocean pearl potion ^-^ it's a multi-part show/contest/hunt thingy, that will have about three round over the next few months.The first round is open and you can read about it here: dragon hunting tack is optional but i'd love to see it haha! this round ends feb. 4th 2013
Prizes for this show:
1st- Fullbody+BG of the horses from the winning team (using oceanpearl), plus a secret prize!
2nd- Fullbody of the winning team (using oceanpearl)
3rd- Chibi of the winning team (using oceanpearl)
The second is a hunt on land, two rounds, and the dragon's design will come up before the second round. Both rounds MUST show the horses in appropriate dragon hunting tack. The first round shows the team tracking the
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The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.1 I've been thinking about how and why we learn to draw for a few years now. I started self-analazing my own drawing and character design thought process when I began writing my first art instruction book, "Creating Characters with Personality". It was harder than I thought to verbalize how I've learned and how I process drawing. This has led me to start looking back at my artistic life and how I learned art. What made me learn the most? What drove me to draw and stick with it? What led to others I knew as a child to stop drawing? I think I'm ready to present some of those thoughts here on DA and hear what you think. So, this is part 1 of three in a series. I'm not sure where this is leading, but step one is my establishing an online art instruction school called Taught ByA PRO (www.taughbyapro.com) that will (in phase one) concentrate on drawing instruction for all forms of media. Here we go:The Three problems with how we learn art: pt.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe there are T
EyooBoop boop updates:Eyoo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Holiday raffle prizes should be done soon, I promise. I had a moment of weakness and got enamored by the characters and picked way more than I should have so it's an extra-large batch of prizes this year. I haven't had a ton of big chunks of time to work which is why I haven't been streaming them, I'll try to see if I can sequester off some time to stream the last group but I can't guarantee. But yeah those are almost done!
Also while I am unemployed and looking for a job I need some way to supplement my (lack of) income so I'll be opening up commissions soon. I'd really like to get back into working on those and I know it's been a while since I took orders on this site. I have two outgoing ones to finish before I take any new orders, but those should be done relatively soon. If you're interested in ordering a commission, I recently revised my info page so you can give it a
OC meme adventure?Or something.OC meme adventure?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because feeling like shit right now so BRING ON THE MEMES
I wanna go back to school already I'm so useless in the summer T_T
Pick 12 of your OCs.
05. Waka (Okami)
06. Sesshomaru (InuYasha)
07. Kurow (Okamiden)
08. Ghirahim (TLoZ: Skyward Sword)
09. Grell (Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji)
10. Ling Yao (FMAB)
11. Envy (FMA)
12. Issun (Okami)
01) Who would make a better college professor, 6 or 11? What subjects would they teach?
Hmmmmm let's see
Sesshomaru is a demon who hates humans
Envy is a homunculus who is jealous of humans
..... yeaaahhhh I think they're more or less even on how bad a college professor they'd make.
No matter what they teach, everyone in their class would be dead within minutes.
02) Do you think 2 is hot? How hot?
..... Do I think Kal is hot? O_o
As in am I attracted to a female dog? (bitchplz)
03) 12 sends 8 on a mission. What is it, and does it succeed?
Issun: Okay creepy... demon lord guy