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!!! 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!!!1 year 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
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, AltarDragon's, OCs)OC Contest!!! Premium membership + more to win!10 months 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!
Dawn of Darkness Contest - EXTENDED DEADLINEEdit: I was asked by a few people to give a small extension. So i'm going to give a small one of 2 weeks, making the deadline the 15th of November. Please get your entries in by then!Dawn of Darkness Contest - EXTENDED DEADLINE9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone, Naomi here. I'm pretty excited to finally announce a gigantic contest! I've been itching to do this for a while now, and now that I have some references done, I can get it rolling!
Some of you may recall my oc DA from years ago. I thought it was high time to pull him out again, spruce him up a little, and finally have some fun with him now that I have references for him.
This Contest is simple, just Draw DA. That's pretty much the main goal. You don't have to sit and pour over his history and past [Though I'd be impressed if you did] to learn all his little nuisances like some contests make you do. Though to help out, here is a brief little outline about him:
DA is the third prototype of next generation androids. His line ends with him
Cute Bugs Contest!Hello everyone!Cute Bugs Contest!1 year 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
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!8 months 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!!1 year 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
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
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 Basics2 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
Being Inspired is Okay (Rant?)Today's rant is brought to you by the letter: IBeing Inspired is Okay (Rant?)1 year 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*
J.K. Rowling is Writing a New bookhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17146455J.K. Rowling is Writing a New book2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It isn't based on Harry Potter but still, it is a new book!!
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 Own1 year 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
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 Website2 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
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 thoughts10 months 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
Owl CityFor those who love Owl City:Owl City2 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.
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!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pokemon X/Y Friend Codes (TEMP. CLOSED)DON'T COMMENT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE X/Y YET. IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR FRIEND CODE, GO TO THE HOME SCREEN OF YOUR 3DS, PRESS ON THE ORANGE SMILEY FACE, SCROLL OVER TO YOUR MII, AND PRESS IT. YOU'LL SEE YOUR FRIEND CODE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF YOUR PROFILE PAGEPokemon X/Y Friend Codes (TEMP. CLOSED)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to do something a little different from the others who are posting their friend codes. I will be posting my friend code as well as anyone else who comments on this journal entry. That way, it will help everybody. You will need to comment your FC, of course, as well as reply to anyone who you add on your friend list. You won't need to reply to the other person with your friend code, since you would have already posted it on here. If you happen to know what type of Pokémon you give off in the Friend Safari, feel free to post it as well. If not, I'll be able to find it after I add you, which I will do right after I get your comment. I'll also probably organize them by Pokémon type if it gets hectic. To h
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeStolen from :iconAbelPhee: through :iconTeggy:30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) Challenge10 months ago in Personal More Like This
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Yes. Frustratingly so.
Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Yes!
Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. Aww. Can't this be easy, like stick figures and magic things pouring out of my fingertips? 8C
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
1. Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself
2. Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference
3. Draw a figure that's in action,
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.Fake art - why care and what to look for2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
Excellent article on Art Schools by Steve MooreGo read this article by fellow Calarts Alum, Steve Moore, on the Flip Animation magazine blog. Its a great eye-openner to what I've been preaching for awhile now: A degree doesn't matter in art, its what you can draw/create that does! Read and pass along! http://flipanimation.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/degrees-of-talent.htmlExcellent article on Art Schools by Steve Moore8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photosHi!Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photos6 months 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
Deceptive Deviants.If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.Deceptive Deviants.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a journal I've been meaning to write for a while but I don't know where to begin.
I'm going to list some scenarios that have bothered me and afterwards give a short comment.
Just to be clear:
- This concerns traditional art only.
- I don't disapprove or dislike all of these examples but I want all media and alterations be listed in the artist's notes.
- This is just my pet peeves.
- there are many deviants that I like that use effects.
- I'm not an art-nazi, this is for those who pretend to be something they're not.
ONE LAST UPDATE:
- This does not include correcting scanning and photography quality loss - I have no problem with that.
1. Sepia color overlay.
There are many deviants that change the color of their graphite drawings from black & white to a faded brown in Photoshop. Fundamentally I don't have a problem with that but it should be listed in the media since
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 Disney4 months 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
Do you like animals besides dogs and cats? HR996Copied from Tikall's journal, I've been passing this around on tumblr. As many of you know, I am a member of the herp community and own several snakes. Believe me when I say these bans are serious. The HSUS is nothing more than a watered down version of PETA - in the end they don't want you to be able to keep any animal, exotic or domestic. Please read the text below, read the links, read up on the situation and then (hopefully) kick off a letter to your congressmen. Every little bit counts.Do you like animals besides dogs and cats? HR9961 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a big deal, guys. This bill can ban everything from betta fish to chinchillas. All of my pets would be on this list, and they're harmless!
CLICK HERE to email your congressmen: http://herpalliance.rallycongress.com/9645/no-on-hr-996-invasive-fish-wildlife-prevention-act/
The text below is pasted to give you a better idea of the nature of this bill:
Send a letter to your congressmen with this form to stand against HR996!
so this february...coming soon to deviantart near you XDso this february...1 year 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