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."
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
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)1 year 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
Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!Tarot - OC Contest!! CLOSED!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
OK! So the contest is officially closed and I want to say that there won't be winners 'cause the entries are all too much beautiful and I can't choose...
Of course I'm kidding you... Let's be patient 'cause voting will be hard. VERY HARD, as all the entries are really amazing.... But no worries!!! The other judges and me will start our hard job immediately and we will announce the results as soon as possibile.
Please... Be patient because it will be VERY DIFFICULT for us. °__° I'd love to give a prize to every single entry... though this is not possible... T^T.
Let me thank you EVERYONE joined!!! Thank you guys. I love you. I appreciate so much the effort you put in your entries... making each of them unique.
It is awesome for me seeing my characters drawn by you all, through your creativity and your fantasy. I never expected so many beautiful entreis! THANK YOU. Really. I'm amazed. I'm so happy...
I love you guy
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeStolen from :iconAbelPhee: through :iconTeggy:30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) Challenge2 years 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 for3 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
Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright InfringementNever needed to keep a journal. I decided to install it today just to post this.Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a terrible story about an user that had a complain about copyright infringment, in which she was not the owner of the copyright over the original character as the original belongs to Lauren Faust / Hasbro. The girl unleashed her fanbase (other than all the other pricks around the internet that have no other interesting stuff to do and find it funny) against a Community Manager, Administrator of Deviantart, which i find to be an otrageous thing to do.
I searched for a simple yet effective description of what Copyright means and i found it surprisingly non other than on the respective bashed admin's journal, as a very old entry.
Probably if the people would have bothered to browse and read, they would have been illuminated why the admin took the actions he did on the so often posted screenshot.
What I want to do here is to use the overall issue to compare the differences between copying, plagiari
The art of improvement5/4/2015 UPDATE: Added preface at the beginning and Inspiration at the end! added some thoughts on some other things I wanted to share.The art of improvement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, so this is a comment and question I've been receiving a lot from people!
How did you improve so fast?
Firstly, I want to say I do not think of myself as a professional artist, teacher or someone who "knows the secret to becoming a master artist". These are just things that I have picked up over the years, and noticed so I thought I might as well share my experience with improvement in effort to help others find their own paths of improvement and learning as artists. There are still many things I have to learn, and wish to improve about my own art! The path of an artist is never ending, in my opinion!
I consider the beginning of my journey when I withdrew from college. I had decided to take a year off from school, to explore myself more as a person, gain confidence and rethink my path that I wanted to take in school. Of course,
!! 300 POINTS - VALENTINESDAY GIVEAWAY !! CLOSE !!Edit: We still haven't reached 100 entries! Come on guys three winners are better than two!!! 300 POINTS - VALENTINESDAY GIVEAWAY !! CLOSE !!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's the time of the year were people give small presents to their loved ones, throw hearts around and consume tons of chocolate!
We decided to join in and do a little giveaway!
There will be 2 places if 100 people join this Giveaway we will add a 3rd place.
200 + a custom adopt (any kind of species we offer)
100 + one adopt from the upcoming valentine adopts for free (you can choose which one)
The rules are simple:
Fav this journal
You don't need to post a journal but it will increase your chances since it will count as a second entryYou <
thanks for the 1000 watchers!!+celebration raffle(Scroll down until you hit stars for tl;dr version)thanks for the 1000 watchers!!+celebration raffle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi guise!! sorry im kinda dead nowadays, only to post lame sketchy stuff sometimes this summer vacay wasn't really a holiday for me because i had to go to school after the summer holidays started and then i volunteered to work at a hospital (oops) and now im worn out but ill be going to thailand next week until the 11th to attend my sister's ice skating competition ok enough ranting i know this isnt a reason to be lame but!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE CONTINUOUS SUPPORT EVEN THO IM DEAD LIKE A SLUG. AS IN INACTIVE. i cant words. BUT JUST THANK YOU FOR STICKING WITH ME ALL THIS TIME.
i just recently realised i got 1000 watchers and can i just virtual hug you all :iconbrohugplz: you guys are the best bros a man can ever have.
i didnt have time to draw a formal thank you picture, but i'll throw a joe (bassist of the Blondies) here: (screenshot fr
Nayzak and FISIS...Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],Nayzak and FISIS...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
time for another pointless journal...
Since the time I started drawing Islamic related artworks I got hate mongers coming by the tons. I expected that. religion and politics always attract trolls. Many Islamophobes who see me drawing Islamic stuff consider me a target for their bashing. Lately a few people made the same statement (accusation) so I thought I have to make myself clear.
"Does Nayzak support ISIS? (not the ancient Egyptian deity, but the so called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria)
I believe the people who regularly visit my page and read my articles already know the answer. but just to make things clear for those confused, I DO NOT SUPPORT FISIS (I chose to call it "the Fake Islamic State in Iraq and Levant" because it's not just un-Islamic, it's ANTI-Islamic. calling it Islamic is misleading and deceiving). and to make things clearer: I don't support ANY political Organization that has the word "ISL
More Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantARTMore Like ThisMore Like This: A New Way To Explore deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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ooc : *stereotypical popular deviant voice*ooc : *stereotypical popular deviant voice*1 month 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
How to rightly advocate for autism.-NEVER use the words ''handicap'' , ''disabled/disability'', ''illness'', ''disorder'', ''suffer from'', or any of that bullshit.How to rightly advocate for autism.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
-It's autistic. Not '' person with autism'' (please read this article to understand why: http://autismmythbusters.com/general-public/autistic-vs-people-with-autism/jim-sinclair-why-i-dislike-person-first-language/ )
-Don't support Autism Speaks
-Research your information (Read some Jim Sinclair articles, he's the best EVER advocate I've heard of this far.)
-Talk to other autistics
-Know that we are only human
-Don't try to change or cure us.
-Try to understand us (if you are not an autistic.)
If you don't do any of those things, then you fail as an advocate for autism, and I doubt I would ever want to follow you.
Also, something I needed to write this morning.
We don't suffer from autism;
The things that hurts
I leave you with some words.One of the hardest things to do is admitting your mistakes. But once you do, you’ve grown as a person. Please look beyond your own views and see the things you’ve done wrong, and how you’ll grow.I leave you with some words.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Contest Update (New Rule and due date)Due DateContest Update (New Rule and due date)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Character to draw
MUST share this journal whether it be by polls, journals, etc.
yaoi, sex, etc.
shonen, shoujo, etc.
llama (unless already given) from ~xXPurpleTreasureXx
watch (unless already given) from ~xXPurpleTreasureXx
100 from ~xXPurpleTreasureXx
journal feature from ~xXPurpleTreasureXx
pride of winning
digital colored full
The Quibbler Issue 2Hello and welcome! The Quibbler is always excited to see it's readers. Have any of you gone thestral back riding this summer? If so, you should tell us all about it!The Quibbler Issue 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
We thought here that it would be nice for you to hear some of the cast from Harry Potter's favorite quotes from the movies/books. Sadly Harry and Snape were unable to be contacted for this. We must thank BBC for being to kind as to letting us in when they asked these questions of everyone else though.
Hermione Granger: "I'm going to bed before either of you come up with another clever idea to get us killed - or worse, expelled."
Ginny Weasley: "It was my first ever line. I said, 'Good luck' to Harry."
Ron Weasley: "I say 'bloody' a lot and I always get a thrill from saying it because it's a rude word."
Neville Longbottom: "Why is it always me?"
Lucius Malfoy: "My favourite line is actually one of Harry Potter's. I was improvising and said, 'I hope Mr Potter will always be around to save the day.' He looked around and said,
Demystifying the Poetry GalleryGalleries MonthDemystifying the Poetry Gallery8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi! ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate, and today we're going to talk about the categories and options in the Poetry Gallery. Well, mostly I'm going to be the one talking, but there will be discussion questions at the end!
So you're uploading a poem, and you've successfully navigated to Literature, and then to Poetry. What now? (I'm assuming your poem isn't in someone else's canon setting; if it is, it belongs under Literature > Fan Fiction instead.) Your first options are the "genre" categories (and yes, we're using the term loosely): Children's, Emotional, Family Life, General Poetry, Horror, Human Nature, Humor, Narrative, Nature, Romantic, Sociopolitical, Spiritual, and Transgressive.
Most of these are pretty self-explanatory, but it's easily possible that your poem could fit properly in multiple categories (a poem about romance could easily explore human nature or even spiritual themes). In these situations, pick t
1000 watchers giveaway!Want to win one full manipulation? here's how!1000 watchers giveaway!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not at a thousand watchers yet, so that how you come into play. You have to favourite this journal entry, as well as make a feature of it to be entered into the giveaway.
you have to be watching me as well
The winner will be randomly selected BUT the draw ill not happen until I've reached 1000 followers! So the more people who enter, the more people will know about this, and the sooner this will end!
I'm just over 900 right now, so hopefully we can get this done soon, right guys?
one full manipulation only includes one character of your choice (doesn't have to be equine!)
make sure you comment with a link to your journal!
Letters to My Younger SelfI'm writing a letter to my younger self... I'm not even half-way done with my lecture to myself. I'm warning of boys that she obsessed over, depression, and lies... I'm telling her to smile, love life, get active, start learning and paying attention, and to love with all her heart.Letters to My Younger Self3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things I Like That I Wrote:
"Honey, be sweet to ChloeRhiannonX, AlmostGothGirl98, KaidoOver9000, Apoloto, ParaSoph, IfICantFlyLetMeSing, KlaineLuneville, and KennysOrangeParka. These people will become your family."
"First person to start watching after you ask Mom to make a deviantart: Z3ldaFan. Get involved in Legend of Zelda, so you know about what she's drawing. When you get into sixth grade, you'll meet her brother- Kyle. You've known him since preschool, believe it or not. Become friends with him- you won't regret it. Ask him about DeviantArt. When he says he knows what it is, ask if he has one. He'll say yes (he never goes on though). Ask for his sister's. Tell her when you get home. Let her be surpri
Stock and Resources Galleries: Pt. 7Stock and ResourcesStock and Resources Galleries: Pt. 78 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tutorials are step by step guides that teach you different skills and techniques.
Tutorials which explain different application functions i.e. Adobe Photoshop brush tutorials, also included are 'How To' guides.
Tutorials explaining different craft techniques. A few examples include textiles, origami, jewelery making and woodworking.
Tutorials explaining different techniques in creating digital art.
Gallery Descriptions: People + Portrait PhotosGalleries monthGallery Descriptions: People + Portrait Photos9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to the nature of some of the sub-galleries of People & Portrait Photography this article includes some images that are of Mature Content. Please ensure that your mature content filter is switched on if you do not wish to view these.
Today we're bringing you all things People and Portraiture! This article is a main overview of the People and Portrait galleries but stay tuned for later on today when you'll get more articles focusing on Artistic Nude, Pinup and Glamour. For more educational articles focusing on People and Portrait Photography check out the Gallery.
Photographs of people in traditional pose are often formal, refined and restrained in style while a plain and simple background is a popular feature for a Classic Portrait.
the importance of failingsOften times i see many artists on all levels expressing their expectations from their current progress and seeing it as they fail. They feel this way because the type of level that is set is not only high but its constantly changing to grow higher even as they are progressing passed levels of artistic skills.the importance of failings2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imagine a horse rider holding a fishing pole with sugar(your artistic level you want to reach) by the end of the string. And you the artist is the horse pursuing it.You are progressing forward but your goal is also being set higher as you progress.
And of course you will never ever reach the level that is constantly changing and i think this is an idea that every eager and striving artist should be comfortable with. To be comfortable with failing.This is not to say that you wont reach new levels , because you will.The levels you set up when you started out are much lower then the levels you set in your current phase.
The tough part is of course to stay on trac