A Taste of True Blood True Blood Sookie Eric by choffman36 True Blood Eric PSC by MJasonReed True Blood Jessica PSC by MJasonReed True Blood Bookmark by masochisticlove Sookie Stackhouse - True Blood by MarkAndrewNeilson True Blood Bill Compton by Dr-Horrible True Blood Oh Yes by ZhaoT TRUE BLOOD by S-von-P Jessica Hamby -True Blood- by MarkAndrewNeilson true blood: pam by chemcial23 True Blood by BritneyBlack True Blood Eric's portrait by Dhesia Eric and Sookie True Blood by SmartyPie Frailty in Blue: Eric Northman by MohaniRose Eric True Blood 3 by MizidoraA Taste of True Blood2 years ago in Personal More Like This
International Polar Bear Day!Join International Polar Bear Day!International Polar Bear Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Use your art to help spread awareness for this Vulnerable Species
The Polar Bear, the ice bear, an apex predator of the north arctic circle. The largest of all bear species, this bear is a mighty carnivore. But as the ice the bears so desperately depend on melts at an alarming rate, disaster spells out in the murky water. Rising temperatures cause ice to melt, diminishing the bear's home and chances at catching prey. When the ice melts completely, polar bears will meet extinction below the freezing waters. Their population number ranges between 25,000-20,000 distributed among the nineteen subspecies.
What is International Polar Bear Day?
International Polar Bear Day(IPBD) is day to celebrate and spread awareness for the Arctic's Polar Bear
Our goal is to fill DeviantArt with Polar Bear themed art on February 27th
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dA2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
To all the depressed teens on DeviantartHi. I went through depression in my senior year of high school. I felt lonely, guilty, ugly, unworthy of love, painfully isolated. Being alone at night was the worst, because that's when all the dark thoughts would come and I would fight the thoughts of cutting myself. I wrote a lot of bad poetry. I cried all the time and didn't even know why. I thought about what heaven might be like, and I wished I was there.To all the depressed teens on Deviantart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I told my parents. I got therapy. I got medicine. I got better.
Since then, I've gone to college. I studied abroad in Japan. I fell in love and married a cute guy. He and I are making a video game together! Now I'm going to graduate school and I'm learning to become a children's book illustrator. I live in a bright apartment where I can see squirrels climbing in the trees outside my window. I love baking muffins and popovers and other yummy things. Not every day is rainbows and sunshine, but in general I am a very happy girl and I LOVE my life.
As a teenager, I never could have
Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:
1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/
2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
Paperman.Astounding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLySbGoMX0Paperman.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Valentines Contest! With Rules!:iconheartdanceplz::iconsweetheartplz::iconredheartsplz::iconblueroseplz::iconvalentineplz:Valentines Contest! With Rules!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WRITE IN THE DESCRIPTION THAT YOUR ART IS FOR THE CONTEST!! THAT WOULD HELP A LOT!!
OKAY We're doing a contest! AND THE FINAL IS FEBRUARY 15th (add an extra day for you procrastinators).
This will be top journal for until the contest ends so sorry everyone for pushing everyone's personal journals down, but this is a group event.
Also, I'm willing to chuck in 30 (darn thats from our super group savings...) for first place and a llama.
RULES: Theme: Giving and Love EDITED
1. All art must be made from 1/7/13 onwards.
2. Must include something about the theme.
3. Only one submission into the Contest folder.
4. Non members can't join...
5. ...but spreading the word would be nice!
6. People giving prizes can still enter... just if you win with your prize, you won't be doing anyth
RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTSIt has been one tough ride deciding the winner out of all the wonderful, imaginative, creative, story telling wonderful wonderful pieces. You can see all the entries here >> http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/41448679RESULTS ACG - Tales of Time - CONTEST RESULTS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok. Now stop it's really annoying.1 pic posted. 3 comments: She looks like... She reminds me... It's SO annoying to read this all the time. I'm sorry but sometimes I wish my viewers had imagination. PLEASE READ THE LIMK BELOW TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I REALLY MEAN/FEEL. Thanks a lot <3Ok. Now stop it's really annoying.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
>> http://monkeyelbow.tumblr.com/post/41619371312/kaoruokino-mistytang-sometimes-i-like-to If you look at my journal I've never said I was feeling insulted. I'm bored, I've just said that it annoys me. Don't transform everything Then, if your only goal in life is to be popular on DA, well it's sad. I appreciate every critique. It's just that for me, this kind of comment is not a critique but just something said without any true reflection in the end O_o I've read them for 10 years. I think I've won the right to be annoyed one evening in my life.
Sell yourself.. but not undersellFound this on tumblr..... and I find it incredibly relevant. Especially since I've been preaching that subject to a few others recently, myself. Though this illustrates it perfectly.Sell yourself.. but not undersell9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I also find it amusing and painfully true, at the mention of the 'DeviantArt mentality'.
If you are looking to make honest money with honest, art/writing work.. don't undersell yourself just because some kids that only get an allowance from their parents think its too much. (And don't get me wrong. I was that myself for a long while. Your perception of money's worth changes -allot- as you grow up though.. so don't tell someone something isnt worth it just because you see something like 100$ as allot.. it is to a younger person with no bills. To me though? that's not even 1/4th of my monthly car payment.. )
Most people trying to make decent money by putting more than decent effort into their work have grownup stuff to pay for.. And better ways to make money than wasting time for even less.
of course that me
Moth and the Flame page 8......and the rest of the comic will be released on my twitter first. Hooray! You can be the first to see them on twitter! Come and follow me here!!: https://twitter.com/StressedJenny StressedJenny.Moth and the Flame page 8...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope to see you there and thank you!!
Look at me being all computer-ee.
Percy Jackson Quotes“Don’t push your luck, Leo Valdez; I still hate you.”Percy Jackson Quotes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
–Calypso to Leo Valdez, in The House of Hades
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantARTWritten with tongue firmly in cheek, from the point of view of someone who has been here for six and a half years, witnessing much dead horse flogging and dArama from a comfortable distance, armed with a sense of humour.10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantART3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It was better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
Daily Deviations are shit.
They were so much better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
They're all porn.
Like almost everything else on dA.
Apart from the anime and furries, which are EVERYWHERE and impossible to escape.
All the Admins are NAZIs.
That's why they don't care AT ALL about the masses of hate art you report and wilfully ignore your complaints, probably because they have it in for you, personally.
But hey, dA is all about the corporate greed, stealing your money and not giving away enough cool stuff for free to millions of users.
Unlike last year/5
Art Criticism: The Real DealHow many of you think of art criticism in a more or less negative way?Art Criticism: The Real Deal2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I read an incredible book by Terry Barrett called "Criticizing Art" for My Visual Cultures & Critical Practice class in my senior year of college. This author and the class has enlightened my view of what art criticism is and the components of it. And I'm posting this here on dA to share it with you.
This community is part of the bigger Art World, believe it or not. And every person who posts a comment on an artwork is practicing a form of art criticism. You don't have to be some snobby Art Historian from New York to be an Art Critic. Critics come from many different backgrounds- poets, musicians, historians, artists and everyday people- using what they write about to add to communicate what is "likeable" to the community. Critics are what drive the popularity of artwork- which essentially drives the interest in the communities they work in as a whole.
So here are some REAL Art Wor
Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)This is the real, first chapter of the new book, that has yet to be released, The House of Hades.Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
JollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma WatsonJollyJack made this cute comicJollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma Watson2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sadly what confuses me are people writing up “Shots Fired!” comments under the artwork. That makes no sense to me. Is it because he draws “sexy” things and people just assume that I’m against “sexy” things cuz I make feminist-slanting comics from time to time? If that’s their beef, then they’re idiots and lack simple comprehension skills necessary to form accurate conclusions based on things I’ve said. Especially since I’ve said that not only do I like sexy artwork and characters, but that I like JJ’s work and have no issues with it what-so-ever. Anyway... ENJOY THE CUTE CARTOON!
So there’s this YouTuber named Sam Pepper who does viral prank videos. Recently he did a series of videos where he pinched the butts of various people, both men and women. In the videos it appears unprovoked and very invasive of random st
Clarifying an Issue with Stock ResourcesThere appears to be a fair amount of misunderstanding on the subject of stock resources so what I would like to do today is attempt to clarify several issues which are of importance to the artists who generously provide stock resources to the public for use and hopefully dispel the confusion and misinformation which is beginning to circulate.Clarifying an Issue with Stock Resources1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The first issue at hand is in regards to your personal stock terms
Your Personal Stock Terms
Officially deviantART maintains only one "automatic" restriction and that is "No Commercial Use" and that particular restriction can easily be overridden by the actual stock provider.
We only ask a few things from you in return;
Okay guys you're busted [also exams and 300]Firstly, and this might seem really delayed since I've been off dA for a few days due to exams, I got intrigued by the sudden kind responses and went about searching out the ones who watched few people. Then looked for a common one and found...Okay guys you're busted [also exams and 300]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And their ingenious scheme. I do say, well played xD
So thank you to :iconsvetlana73: and :iconmedli20: for organising the lovely and bizarre event. I was a little worried at first when I first read that journal, but it's a lovely thing to do. I hope you get to do it more in the future ♥
I'm gonna keep up the feature for everyone who took part, because clearly you're all lovely people : D
:thumb349477255:Alyssa Siner by psychofoxpickle:thumb345187037::thumb348099791::thumb342707269:Little Animated Me :3 by Rio-Phoenix-1970Gift: Tamsiru by TwillywhoWhip you into shape. by Grinimal:thumb345694969:Silent Night 3 by LadyRoslineDrake:thumb328
New Wrapped Canvas Product TweetNew Wrapped Canvas Product3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The stretcher bar on our Wrapped Canvas Print will be changing from an 11/16" (1.75 cm) depth x 1 5/8" (4.13 cm) width to a 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) depth x 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) width.
The result will be an upgraded product that has a more professional,
gallery-quality look at the same great price.
For those who are not aware, the Gallery Wrap, which is what deviantART
uses for our Canvas Prints, is a technique that wraps the actual image around
all four sides of the frame.
The outermost 1 3/4" (4.45 cm) on all four sides will be stretched to wrap
around the frame.
If you have designed borders to wrap around the edge of th
Thank you :)Thanks for all the birthday wishes guys! And a warm hug to all who drew me a fanart or wrote a fanfic. I'm honored<3Thank you :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As for news:
the Kickstarter campaign is doing amazing, my mind still has difficulties processing with the amazing-ness of it all. Thanks to all of you who chose to help! There's still 17 days to go too. Dayum<3
(Also, we added hardcover versions of the book, if you wanna check that out in the pledges)
Other little news from my personal life:
Installing a new workspace in my room, installing Linux as well to test all those opensource goodies, trying out a working technique called the Pomodoro, aaaaand getting my new graphic tablet tomorrow<3
Hugs and kisses y'all!
JUST MAKE COMICS!I’ve been getting a lot of complaints from people saying they don’t like all the “feminism” and “SJW” messages that I’ve been putting into my comics lately. They want me to just make comics that are fun and don’t have political meanings or messages behind them.JUST MAKE COMICS!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Alright... I can get behind that. I understand that sometimes reiterating yourself on your political points can get a bit tiring, especially when you don’t yourself marinate in social justice issues 24/7. No problem!
Except... I haven’t really been doing that. Like, at all. These are the latest 27 comics and Illustrations I’ve made:
SYAC - BINGO by TomPreston NSYAC - Time After Time by TomPreston NSYAC - Winging It by TomPreston NSYAC - Crafty by TomPreston NSYAC - Dirty Fingers by TomPreston NSYAC - Premature Departure by TomPreston NSYAC - Less Is More by TomPreston NSYAC - Why Ask Why by TomPreston NSYAC - Listening In by TomPreston :thumb46741033
Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artistHey guys. I've written about copyright law in the past, but there are some things I just.. never thought to mention. However now that Sarah and I are working together, we're dealing with several types of art theft at once. Everything from the recast dolls situation (where someone buys your doll, makes casts of it, then sells it to the public. Yes this is illegal, more on that later), to someone submitting my art to a game company as their own for a job. In many cases we are dealing with ignorance, so I thought I would clarify a few things.Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artist1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is going to take a while.
The Recast Situation
There is a new trend in the ball jointed doll industry, where people are taking dolls and sending them to 'professional recasters'. These people then make a mold of someone's doll, and recast it. They then proceed to sell the doll to their customers. The artist receives no compensation for this, nor is allowed to even have a say in anything from the quality of the resin, to the
~OPEN~ Draw my OC Contest (win drawings+points)!Since this is my first time hosting a contest idk how well or how bad it'll turn out |D~OPEN~ Draw my OC Contest (win drawings+points)!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 1: prizes added
This contest won't have many rules to constrict your creativity, but there has to be some guidelines:
1. You can draw as many entries as you want
2. Drawings can be traditional or digital, and if you're going to use a base please make it look nice~
3. You can draw my characters alone, with your character, with another one of my characters, etc. etc...
4. Literature might be a little tough, but if you have a story in mind go for it!
5. Anyone can help! With voting, prizes, or spreading the word!
6. NSFW art is iffy, so please ask me about it before doing it ^^'
7. If any more references is needed, just ask me!
My characters that are available for drawing:
FANTROLLS (click on the names for references!)
1. Ro-Arki Amante