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
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
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
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
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.
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
Art Criticism: The Real DealHow many of you think of art criticism in a more or less negative way?Art Criticism: The Real Deal1 year 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
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...1 year 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
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!
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
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 undersell6 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
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.:Sunshine:. by ThrushieBro:thumb348099791:.: Happy Birthday Toasty! :. by ruuiisuLittle Animated Me :3 by Rio-Phoenix-1970Gift: Tamsiru by TwillywhoWhip you into shape. by Grinimal:thumb345694969:Silent Night 3 by LadyRoslineDrake:thumb328
2 raffle winner re-roll annouced !since 2 people not sending a reff for 48hour , so i re-roll 2 winner !!2 raffle winner re-roll annouced !3 months ago in Personal More Like This
people that have send me a reff
1) :iconnattchin: (CHIBI)
2) :iconstitchilicious: (CHEEBS)
are number 57 and 5 !! which mean
Sakokii and Siffachi !! getting a cheebs ! ,, please send me a reff in 24hour !
please send me a ref in 24 hour !! or i will roll the prize again !
stay tune for more freebis from me <33 !!
WELCOME TO IZU FREE ART RAFFLE !!
Hi !!! I wanted to do a raffle , because today is my one year of activity on DA !!
IDK A perfect words to Saids other than thank youuu , For you guys who been supporting me all this long !!
1 lucky person will get,,
a free Chibi Commision !
and 3 lucky person will get,,
a cheebs ! like this , using my own base
i might doo- more , st
CR Newsletter - March/April 2014 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter - March/April 20145 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Table of Contents
1. New Volunteers
2. New Categories
3. Changes to the Daily Deviation Selection Process
4. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
5. Current Contests
1. New Volunteers
After an exhaustive review of all the applications for new volunteers, I have the pleasure to announce the following new additions to the team! They have been specifically selected to represent areas we believe have been greatly neglected:
You asked for it and we listened! It has been widely suggested that Journals be eligible to be featured as Daily Deviations. So starting today, the talented StephenieMeyer will be eagerly awaiting your suggestions!
OscartheGrouch will be taking care of Scraps and Storage to uncover those hidden gems that are truly.. hidden.
Introducing the deviantART Collection on FotoliaToday, we are announcing the launch of the deviantART Collection on Fotolia, a selection of over 3,000 images from artists on deviantART. It is a grand experiment bringing together the excellence of work on deviantART with an opportunity for artists to gain worldwide commercial exposure for their work.Introducing the deviantART Collection on Fotolia3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
What is the deviantART Collection?
A while back, we announced our partnership with Fotolia.com through the StockProject group, where you can find hundreds of free stock images. We teamed up with Fotolia once again to create the deviantART Collection.
A team of professional photo editors started filtering through images on deviantART looking for excellent photographs that would work on commercial websites, like Fotolia, that sell images for designers and art directors to use in magazines, advertisements and product packaging. The team then offered artists on deviantART an opportunity to
Percy Jackson Quotes“...if those girls found out the truth about her dad, they'd all be bowing down to her screaming, 'We're not worthy!'.”Percy Jackson Quotes10 months ago in Personal More Like This
–Leo, talking about Piper's dad
3-month premium membership GIVEAWAY[closed]3-month premium membership GIVEAWAY3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Winner is :iconRoxyielle:!
Thank you to all who joined! I hope it wasn't my last giveaway!^^
Hello my dear watchers and visitors!^^
Since I noticed that many deviants don't have a premium membership, I thought of giving one away! x3
In other words: I will pay a 3-month premium membership for one fellow deviant!!
Rules: Everyone is allowed to take part!
Fave this journal, it's your raffle number! That's it!^^
Winner will be picked randomly on 9th June at 8 pm (CET) and will get a message from me!
Optional: You are allowed to link some of your friends or idols as icons here!^^
Do some advertisement for them! x3
I will not reply to these postings or else it would look messy.
Good luck and have fun!^^
Site Update: More Like This UpdatesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: More Like This Updates2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
More Like This Updates
Last week, More Like This was launched to Premium Members, with a limited preview open to all deviants. This week, we're pleased to inform you that the limited preview open to all members has been expanded beyond just Popular deviations, allowing you to try More Like This on even more deviations.
We've also been working on some changes to the Br
! CLOSED ! Comment for me to draw your quad ocleave a comment with a link to a reference picture of them here!! CLOSED ! Comment for me to draw your quad oc3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
i'll pick the one(s) i want to draw some time later today
it's been so long since i drew a quad character, so gimme some to draw
I Think I'm in Shock [in a Good Way]I've been spending the majority of the day wondering if this was some kind of dream going on today. I mean normally when I come on dA I may have a couple llamas to return and some friend's pics to adore ♥ and that's fine by me, I'm a bit of a hermit by nature and am not used to people actually wanting to say hi or something nice.I Think I'm in Shock [in a Good Way]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But today, by gosh. To wake up and receive a couple comments from people saying they liked my art really cheered me up [I don't hear that very often]. But then to come back after my revision and find over 80 messages??! And then another 70 after tea?! I'm completely taken aback! I've never before seen such amazingly kind words!!
What I really want to say is
Thank you so much, to take the time out of your day means the absolute world to me ♥
I do wonder if this has been orchestrated by a mastermind, and if so could you please step forward so I can thank you however possible? If not, I hope you find out how truly thankful I am. Y
..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Kyoto At Night by jyoujoasleep by jyoujoso others may live by jyoujotomorrow will be perfect by jyoujo
heavenstamp - print by jyoujoOmikuji - my sweet valentine by jyoujodancing in the blue by jyoujogiven to fly by jyoujo
ten thousand fireflies by jyoujomoments of our lives by jyoujoflying high by jyoujothe bondage of this life by jyoujo
1.8 microseconds by jyoujoDragonfly's eyes by jyoujofalling and over again by jyoujoBodhisattva statue by jyoujo
Kiyomizu Dera by jyoujomatsmoto-Jo 2 by jyoujosunshine my little sunshine by jyoujoNagoya - jo by jyoujo
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111 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:111 points giveaway!The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sending huggies again while doing some fashion experiments with a skirt I found in my closet
I also joined ask.fm so if you have any questions (photography and non photography related), you can ask me here: http://ask.fm/nakedintherain1
I decided to make someone smile again by giving one lucky deviant 111 points.
All you have to do to participate is:
fav this journal
well, that's it
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org and announce it in this journal on 23rd January around 5pm (GMT+1) (:
+ random from my gallery:
Thank you everyone for participating (:
The winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points
PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
111 points giveaway! The winner:Hello, sweeties!111 points giveaway! The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 111 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
Thank you everyone who participated (:
The winner is:
Congrats and enjoy your points!