I'm Fine"Are you okay?"
That's all they say.
And I leave behind
These words in my mind.
I'm broken, I'm dying.
Inside, I'm crying.
There are wounds beneath my skin.
There are trials I face within.
There are things I just can't say.
There are people I must betray.
Beneath a smile, I feel pain.
Behind the sun, there's always a little rain.
And beneath these words I hold in my head...
There's always the thing I say instead.
I leave the truth behind..
So when they say, "are you okay?"
I always say, "I'm fine."
Registration Issues? Look here! (NO support given) Since this here is an ART GROUP, yes, you can comment on here to this journal but NO, nothing you say can change this fact. This group or group members have no way to change the registration system!Registration Issues? Look here! (NO support given)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Money is not an issue here, nor is it the server. Right now Raz and the rest of the team are trying to work things out with the game due to the overload of new users. If the game is down, it is being worked on. So please be patient. If you are very concerned, please go to the bottom of the journal for the link to the thread on the Official forums for more info. Any rants about the server on the art group will mean nothing, since none of the staff on this group are staff ingame or forums.
"As most of you have probably noticed we have a lot of new users appearing here in FH all the time. You've also probably noticed that the server isn't completely happy with so many users. So to slow things down a touch, I've placed some time restrictions on user registrations. Registrations
Need someone to talk to bout anything? Ask me!We all deal with sticky and tricky situations in life, whether it be trouble at home, with your friends, yourself or needing to talk to someone confidentially or just wanting a friend. If you need anything at all, any help about the stuff on Deviantart (TRUST ME, I was new here once and people have helped out so gratiously- thank you!!), how to be a little bit more happier, how to see the beauty in life or helping others or if you just want a friend to talk to or have a question. ABOUT ANYTHING..Need someone to talk to bout anything? Ask me!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AND I MEAN. ANYTHING. NOTHING IS TOO RANDOM. You are free to message me at any time and I will get back to you as SOON AS POSSIBLE because I like to help others and I am here to try and make others happy and someone you can count on to rely on. I also love meeting new people and seeing how beautiful they are!! -- So if you got anything to ask and need help or an opinion on something or advice about life and NO JUDGEMENT and 100% CONFIDENTIALITY (that means it is just between us and
STOP WORRYING ABOUT POPULARITY!!Popularity is something the average girl or guy would need in their teen years, so it seems on television and movies.STOP WORRYING ABOUT POPULARITY!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In real life, the majority of teens crave it.
They think ''being cool'' or accepted by just one group of people or everyone liking you is gonna instantly change your life and you will be invited to all the parties, many opportunities and go out and DO REALLY FREAKING AWESOME STUFF!!!!!!!!!!
You see people's pictures and constantly compare yourself to them. Who are they hanging with? I should be hanging with them- those negative thoughts that you might have.
Please be yourself. Honestly the right people who love and appreciate you for YOU are so much more worth it and make you feel on top of the world, TRUTHFULLY. <3
WHY should you pretend to like something you don't, dress a style you don't like, try to dress yourself up and care what people think? We all do it. I did it too. I tried to dress sexy to fit my ''popular social butterfly'' image, when in reality I
OC Contest!!! Premium membership + more to win!I obviously have not made it clear enough, but this is a DRAW MY OC CONTEST (one of my, Aumari's, OCs)OC Contest!!! Premium membership + more to win!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello there folks!
We now have some entries! <3 Thank you guys!
I haven't hosted a contest in a while, and to celebrate my new premium membership, I would like to treat you all to a Draw-my-OC contest!
Well, I don't have many Original Characters right now, but of the ones I do have, I want them to receive more love!
Ahem, anyways, enough of that! Here are the contest rules and guidelines:
Contest Rules and Guidelines
This is a Draw My OC contest!
MUST SEE:- a journal advertising this contest
1. The GOAL is to draw one of MY original Characters (see list below)
2. You may enter as many times as you like!
3. No sketches or linearts!
4. Make a journal talking about this contest!
Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photosHi!Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photos1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh my, nobody caught the kiriban very unusual...
Thank you for your lovely messages under my last journal
About the title. Yeah, celebration! I am JUST overweight now
You probably rise your eyebrows, thinking that I am out of my mind if I celebrate that.
But some of you probably remember I started losing weight some 1,5 year ago - that time, I was obese. And not only obese, my body shape was described as the second level of obesity. Which is a LOT! And such condition is usually considered to be a serious threat for health. So I have changed my style of life, eating MORE and higher quality ingredientes. And I have started doing some sports a bit more, so I have improved my physical condition
So during all those months, I have lost some 25 kilos so far
I went through Obesity II and Obesity I to just "overweight" level.
Lot of work!
But because I lost the weight slowly, there was no yo-yo effect even when I stopped using my new health styl
Cute Bugs Contest!Hello everyone!Cute Bugs Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Do you like creating cute things?
Do you like bugs?
If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, I think this contest is for you!
Draw or create anything including a cute bug! Any bug, insect, arachnid or parasite. It just must be cute.
All mediums accepted! Even literature, film, crafts, and cosplay! It only must be cute and bug related.
Entries are due by May 15th, 2013
For drawings and other visual entries - Your entry can be a sketch to a fully colored drawing/completed work; however, the sketches must be neat. If you're entering a sketch, please submit something within these qualities please:
For literature entries (poems as well!) - Your entry must be at maximum 1,000 words. Your minimum is 6 words. It's okay if you're 10-30 words over. I just want to keep it reasonable since I h
CONTEST: SHIFT HAPPENSEDIT: THE PRIZES HAVE BEEN UPDATED AGAIN! ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT.CONTEST: SHIFT HAPPENS3 months ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: THE PRIZES HAVE BEEN UPDATED! KEEP THOSE ENTRIES COMING!
Wanna enter a contest where you draw your OWN characters? Look no further! This is the contest for you!
AWOOOOOOOO! That's right, kids! Halloween is coming up and that means it's time for the SHAPE SHIFTERS to come out of hiding. Draw YOUR character (that's right, yours not mine, unless you feel like including them) changing shape!
Your entries should capture them in the act of changing from one form to another! They don't have to be a werewolf or even normally capable of shape-shifting. Just have fun! It can be cartoony or creepy, glittery or gruesome! Feel free to draw a single pose or a whole sequence if you like.
Keeping with the spirit of SPOOPY
Merlin S5 More new info and spoilers!I'm sorry there is so much being released it's unreal.Merlin S5 More new info and spoilers!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read previous blogs if you need to catch up!!!
the last one before this especially had tons of information!!!
Here we go!
Morgana has been kept under lock and key. Things have not only gone even worse for her but her worst fears have come true. She's been actively persecuted for having magic.
-Mordred will share a relationship with Morgana.
-Aithusa, her dragon, is also integral to Morgana's ongoing story.
-Tony Head is returning for a special guest spot, albeit in a very unexpected way. Uther will be visiting Arthur when the young king is missing his father most. Uther's presence will be felt by Merlin as well, in a very emotional scene.
-Gwen retains the justness, the kindness, and the nobility she's always had but now she believes in herself. With Arthur spending more time out of the kingdom, Gwen will be left to govern Camelot on her own, and will come into conflict with several members of the court, not to mention the growing
J.K. Rowling is Writing a New bookhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17146455J.K. Rowling is Writing a New book3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It isn't based on Harry Potter but still, it is a new book!!
Design A Poster For Owl CityDesign A Poster For Owl City2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone! This is an announcement for a contest being held by Owl City.
Owl City is looking for original art to celebrate his latest album, The Midsummer Station. The winning design will win $500 and your art will be turned into limited edition merchandise. For this contest, illustrate your own fantasy-like depiction based on the new album title, The Midsummer Station.
Let Owl City's music create the soundtrack to your original art. Feel free to use song titles as inspiration for your images. Do not draw owls, cityscapes or depictions of Adam Young. No photos. Read the note from Owl City below and let your imagination provide the impetus for your design.
Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines
"My new record is called The Midsummer Station.
I get asked all the time what the title means. Like the name Owl City, I like to leave it open to interpretation. But for me, I like t
Owl CityFor those who love Owl City:Owl City3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a proud Owl City citizen. Because in Owl City, you have Rainbow Veins. Dreams Don't Turn to Dust, and you rise your head up to Alligator Sky to watch the Meteor Shower. You ride in a Hot Air Balloon, and greet the Sky Diver of Umbrella Beach. During the night, Fireflies flit about under the Vanilla Twilight sky. You should visit sometime. If you're lucky, you'll see the Strawberry Avalanche, far away from The Real World.
How to Get a Stolen Image Removed from a WebsiteThere's this wonderful thing called the DMCA - the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - which requires websites to remove content that is stolen intellectual property. This includes photos, sketches, written documents, and many other forms of digital media. Nearly all websites which host media content will have a DMCA takedown report form so you can report stolen images electronically.How to Get a Stolen Image Removed from a Website10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Most recently, a lot of folks in the Taxidermy community here have had issues with an Anti-Fur group on Facebook stealing their images illegally to use for their own bullshit agenda. Here is the form you need to have the image taken down: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/208282075858952
There are two options you can click to report. If you want a photo removed, you will need to click the bubble for "copyright", then "continue with copyright report".
On the next page, click "I found content which I believe violates my copyright".
Fill out your name, company name and all othe
Introducing Prose BasicsOnce again, the Literature Community is taking over projecteducate and this time it's to work on our prose writing. What better way than to go back to basics, right?Introducing Prose Basics10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is prose?
Okay, maybe not that basic. Over the course of the week, we're going to be educating (or re-educating) you on the fundamentals of prose. Simple things that we overlook, but hear about constantly when receiving feedback and critique. You know, the flow of your story, crazy text walls, your dialogue and it's effectiveness, point of view and NOT switching it in the middle of the story, even how to start your story to have an effective hook and a bunch more but we don't want to give away all the surprises!
And since I don't have fancy schmancy GIFs to share :
I keep six honest serving men. (They taught me everything I know); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who. -Rudyard Kipling
A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
Read thisHey,Read this1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say that I know you're going through some stuff right now, stuff that may make life a little harder or even a lot harder. I know you've felt so alone and like no one cares that you're hurting and suffering, but I just wanted to say I love you. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever has happened or is happening to you… you're not alone.
You are amazing, beautiful, wonderful, unique, and worth every breath of life you breathe. I love you, I need you in this world, and I wish only the best things for you. You are in my heart always, all of you. I pray that you find a peaceful end to the troubles of your life and I just want you to know that despite everything, despite feeling like no one cares… please know that I do. I may be a stranger to you but that doesn't mean I don't feel for you. You are special and so very loved by more people than you know.
My Progression as an Animator at DisneyA friend of mine is writing a book on animation fundamentals and asked me for a "paragraph or two" (which I can't do) on the subject of timing. I considered it and ended up writing about my progression of learning while a Disney animator in the traditional animation days. It was good therapy for me to really think this through and consider the order of things. I hope you enjoy it. "Like" or "fav" this so others will see it too. Thanks!My Progression as an Animator at Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Progression As A Disney Animator
by Tom Bancroft
Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.
When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating. 10 years? That's FOREVER! I wanted to be a full-fledged Disney animator in TWO years! I rationalized that that was a way of thinking from the 40s and today, we move at a quicker pace, so-
Magic of Memories Comp - CLOSED** This competition has now CLOSED.Magic of Memories Comp - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lit Competition #14 - "The Magic of Memories"
I just read through my past journals and it seems this is my 14th lit competition here on DA, and my 17th competition overall, which is jolly! I have obviously been gone a long time so I wanted to meet people from the lit community and get involved again so this seemed like a good idea, plus obviously its almost Christmas so why the hell not!
This year I asked my 7 closest friends to write their favourite memory from 2012 on a piece of paper about each of the other 7 (including me). They will all go into envelopes and on New Years Eve each person will get an envelope with these letters from the other 7 people about them. This is a great way to remind you of how far you have come in the past year, remember the best days and nights of that year, to feel loved, and it provides a permanent reminder that you can go back to in twenty years and remember this year. I'm hoping that it'll go
Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at DisneyI haven't posted a Disney Animation Story for a long time. I've written career related "inspirational" posts every once in awhile, but not an Disney career story. Here's the last one, I believe: http://tombancroft.deviantart.com/journal/Animation-story-7-Breaking-into-Disney-pt-3-278516657Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at Disney1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This story was brought on by a question someone asked on my Tumblr page which lead to me answering with a story. I thought I'd share it here with you all. -Tom B.
Hi! I'm an animation student at UT Dallas, and I've been looking for stories and advice from great artists. What was your first big project, and what did you do? What advice would you give an aspiring animator
TOM: This probably isn't the answer you are looking for but my first animation for Disney was of a foot kicking a pot. I was (the legendary animator) Mark Henn's clean up assistant for about 2-3 years before I moved into ani
Being Inspired is Okay (Rant?)Today's rant is brought to you by the letter: IBeing Inspired is Okay (Rant?)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As in, I am sick of your shit people.
It's been a long standing problem that the fine line between being 'inspired' and 'copyrighting' has become either invisible or at least vague, in every sense of the word.
Artists jumping to theft as a first conclusion, and inspired artists being afraid to post in case they are immediately blamed for copying. Here's the deal though, EVERYONE is inspired by someone or something, and wether you try to suppress this or not, it will always show through in your best works. The things that inspire you FORM YOU. They push you forward and mold your actions and style. Fighting it only suppresses your best abilities and any change, which is both needed and important to being an artist.
People assume that original ideas come out of people's butts and just spring forward like majestic erections. Sorry to say, ideas are like cause and effect. Ideas come from inspiration; from BEING inspired.
*cue angels singing*
Live the dream, don't talk about it!Doug TenNapel, independent comics creator, is an inspiration to me in many ways. He has a fun, accessible art style that is dramatic and fresh. His story telling is always askew in the best of ways. I don't think I've read one of his graphic novels without having some smiles and a surprise or two along the way. On top of that, he is outspoken about almost everything in his life. (I think of him as the Rush Limbaugh of comics- oh man, that sounds really bad, but early Rush, not present day Rush, if that helps.) I agree with most things he states on Facebook. BUT- the thing I am most inspired about him is his drive (in the old days we would call that "work ethic"). The guy does NOT give up. Because of that, he single-handedly will put out a new graphic novel a year. While creating a webcomic. While pitching new TV show development ideas in Hollywood. While running a half marathon. While working freelance jobs.Live the dream, don't talk about it!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Interview with Comic Book InformerThe nice chaps at Comic Book Informer asked me a couple of weeks ago if I'd like to chat with them on their podcast about Sequential Art, Battle Bunnies and Little Victory.Interview with Comic Book Informer1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It was recorded last night and is now up on their website, so if you want to hear very professional interviewers talking to a very unprofessional interviewee, here it is:
Nerves do terrible things to my train of thought, and I've never been that great at verbally promoting my work.
so this february...coming soon to deviantart near you XDso this february...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is gonna be a craaaazy February
1 ravine will be published- 11 years in development, finally kicking that off
2 chapter 3 of sunstone will be finished
3 book 1 combining chapter 1 and 2 of sunstone will be reformatted for print and rewrites to be done
4 gotta make issue 1 of Aphrodite 9 for topcow
5 gotta finish the first batch of a webcomic I'm doing with a buddy of mine who is lettering ravine and will once i blackmail him be doing sunstone too
6 gotta please the missus
9random deviantart nonsense for 2 different accounts
all in all.. eh... pretty average XD
Drawing Inspiration, pt. 2- Never Stop LearningI have a new "Drawing Inspiration" story/article called "Never Stop Learning", with the Legendary Glen Keane as a prime example. Read part 2 of this series at Taught By A Pro!Drawing Inspiration, pt. 2- Never Stop Learning9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Read Stories/Poems, then Publish Your OwnHello, I'm Jochannon; I've been publishing online on-and-off for about four years; I'm strictly amateur, but if you want to publish your work professionally then tell me: I can help.Read Stories/Poems, then Publish Your Own2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IF you are below the age of eighteen, I urge you to have a parent or guardian read this with you.
WHAT I'M DOING
Every week I publish original stories, poetry, fan fiction, and email them to my subscribers.
I also publish comics, manga, cartoons and visual stories of all sorts: http://fanaticalpublishing.deviantart.com/journal/Publishing-Manga-Comics-Graphic-Novels-Artbooks-326968282
I will take literature from any genre.
No limit on the length of poetry or stories, but this is a MAGAZINE; if you want to publish a novel, it better be as a serial.
The rights of a work have nothing to do with me: basically, all I do is show them around, the rights to them remain with whoever has them.
Sex: it's normal, it's natural, having sex in work will not disqualify it, but I will