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."
Draw my OC Contest! (DEADLINE EXTENSION)Ahhh so for my 300 watcher celebration, I'm gonna host a contest!!Draw my OC Contest! (DEADLINE EXTENSION)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a draw my OC contest and I've saved up for some pretty cool prizes ;v;
I hope you guys will like them.
You may choose any of my OCs to draw.
Here's a giant folder with all of them hue
(I added some new babs)
~You may enter as many submissions as you'd like ;v;
~No stealing other entries
~No bases please
~No mature content
~Feel free to draw your own OCs with mine
~You can draw multiple of my OCs in one picture if you'd like to
~If you'd like a more in depth description of the character (personality, likes, dislikes etc.) just ask (Sorry I haven't gotten to making full refs for all the characters QAQ)
~If you'd like to, let me know if you'd like to donate to the prizes ;w;
~You have to be a watcher to enter (New watchers are always welcome to join the contest)
~Put a comment below saying that you'll be joinin
ooc : *stereotypical popular deviant voice*ooc : *stereotypical popular deviant voice*4 months ago in Personal More Like This
o wow hey look i have over 3k watchers
which means im 2 cool to respond to any of your comments now
i have risen to the god t eir of popularity and im too good for any of you
// puts on 50 pairs of shades
b yE GUYS CALL ME WHEN Ur cooL ENOUGH TO TALK TO Me,,,,,,
b y EEEEEEEEEE
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)3 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
CONTEST: SHIFT HAPPENSEDIT: THE PRIZES HAVE BEEN UPDATED AGAIN! ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT.CONTEST: SHIFT HAPPENS10 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
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
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!2 years 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
School talesSo today in Spanish, my teacher told us about this one time when he was in Ecuador with some students.School tales5 months ago in Personal More Like This
They were at a restaurant and one of the kids, a boy with a deep voice, had dropped his cup and it had shattered all over the floor. Of course, everyone in the restaurant turned to look at where the noise came from- everyone except the staff, since it's common for them and they're used to it happening. The staff just kept working.
That is, until the kid said "Lo siento," and not knowing the word for "embarrassed" in Spanish, he said "estoy embarazada", and as soon as he did, all of the staff stopped and turned to look at who said- with a deep voice-
"I'm sorry, I'm pregnant."
First adoptable raffle![CLOSED] DEADLINE MARCH13thFirst adoptable raffle![CLOSED] DEADLINE MARCH13th4 months ago in Personal More Like This
March, Friday 13th: And the winner is Rottenstarboy with number 10!
Congratulations, :iconrottenstarboy:! I will note you soon!!!
And thank you so much to all the people who joined and became watchers! I really appreciate your support!
There will be more giveaways in the future, so stay tuned!
EDIT: PLEASE IF YOU WANT TO ENTER, YOU MUST COMMENT BELOW LINKING YOUR POLL/JOURNAL.
ONLY FAVING THIS JOURNAL WON'T GIVE YOU ANY NUMBER! READ ALL THE RULES!
EDIT2: Some people joined trough notes because they had problems to post comments here, but they respected the rules
Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photosHi!Yay, I am overweight! :-) + very old ZOO photos2 years 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
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!3 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
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 DEADLINE2 years 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
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!
Amazing Artworks!!I haven't done a recent faves feature in forever! Anyway, here are some of my recent favorites from dA. I think these works are awesome!Amazing Artworks!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sarah II by Eman333 comm: paint by littleulvar In A Dream by miresalaj POrtret PRactise # by vagab0nda Watermelon by kir-tat Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by ThanasisTzortzis
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 Website1 year 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
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!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Valentines Day!Today is my favourite holiday.Happy Valentines Day!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am one of those rare animals who loves Valentines Day. I always have. Ever since I was a little girl. And so has my mother. When I was little she was one of those rare individuals who decorated for the holiday as though it were as important as any other. There was none of the commercialization to it. Valentines Day required handmade cards (at creating which my father was a genius), homemade treats, small little presents hidden away in keepsake boxes, fresh flowers, writing poetry, and otherwise celebrating the entire notion of love. Because it was my favourite holiday, one year my mother gave me quite possibly the best gift I'd ever received, which was a trip to the pound (they still had "pounds" back then) to pick out my very first pet. I remember arriving at that dismal place...all green cinderblock and cement floors, and animals whining and crying, their noses pressed
Some thoughts on becoming a Pro IllustratorHi folks!Some thoughts on becoming a Pro Illustrator6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to make a little series about stuff I have learnt over the last years to give you an insight of my work methods, the interaction with clients and all stuff around the job "Illustrator/Artist."
All I have written here is based on my own experiences and those methods work for me. That means not that it is the ultimative solution for everyone, but maybe it might be helpful for one or another artist in future.
I will continue it when I find the time. If you have questions, please ask them in the comments! They are very much welcome and I can answer them in future articles. Ask anything you want if it is regarding Art/Illustration/Work/Methods/Training, etc.
So, today...this little series starts with inspiration , how to keep your creative juices flow - and the job in general.
First thing --- ...
...being an illustrator is no 7 to 4 job at all. Keep that in mind if you´re planning to make a living out of that. If you like t
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
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 Disney3 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-
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
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*
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 Informer2 years 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.