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A Taste of True Blood

Journal Entry: Sat May 4, 2013, 6:15 PM
true blood by bemycookiemonster True Blood by kokey True Blood: Tara by stokesbook Sam Merlotte by alice-castiel True Blood Lafayette by Lun-art Pam - True Blood by Ursisus True Blood Jason by Lun-art Hard Hearted Hannah by ratgirl84 Alcide Herveaux by ladarkfemme Jessica: true blood by DTrigger 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 Mizidora

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Join International Polar Bear Day!
Alone in global warming by Momotte2
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.
Bear Dance by Katjakaypounce by SheddDolphinThrow it over here by NabiKat2 Polar bear Babys by miezbiez
What is International Polar Bear Day?
:bulletred:International Polar Bear Day(IPBD) is day to celebrate and spread awareness for the Arctic's Polar Bear
:bulletorange:Our goal is to fill DeviantArt with Polar Bear themed art on February 27th
:bulletyellow:You can help by submitting as much polar bear themed art as you can!
Kemono-TheLastPolarBear by TahkiPolar Bear by KatjakayNorthern Sunrise by redwatergrPolar Bear II by urbanimal
How Else Can I Help?
:bulletblue:Be sure to submit your art on the 27th
:bulletgreen:Make a journal about IPBD and urge others to join! Be sure to post a link back to this blog
:star: Fave this blog!
:bulletpurple:Get others involved! Ask your friends to draw a picture for the day
:bulletpink:Donate! The following organizations strive to protect polar bears. Raise some money and give to the cause!
World Wildlife Fund-www.wwf.org/
Polar Bears International-www.polarbearsinternational.or…
Adopt a Polar Bear-gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-c…
Mother Polar Bear by SunDwnTell Me The Truth. Does My Breath Smell Fishy?? by SpectreOfShadesWill you hug me while I bite your neck by jaffa-tamarinLazy Polar Bear by amrodel
Remember
Only submit your art on February 27th


Polar Bear cubs<3:iconpolarbearplz:

If you have any questions feel free to note Hyena27

If you post a journal link it back here to be featured later.

~Protect Wildlife
Spreading Awareness for the Endangered
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Hi. 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.

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 imagined that my life would turn out so awesome. Your depression will tell you that it will never get better, that your life will never be much anyway, that you're not worth it, that you will never be happy again and the best you can hope for is the peace and quiet of death. It's not true. It feels true, but it's not. Keep telling yourself that: it feels true, but it's not.

Tell an adult that you trust. Get help. Get therapy and medicine, if that's what it takes. And if that adult doesn't help you, tell another adult and another and another until someone takes you seriously. Don't give up. Your life is going to be so amazing!
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  • Listening to: Booming Orchestral Scores
  • Reading: Assorted comics.
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Skyrim (why DO people rave over Elder Scrolls?)
  • Eating: Junk.
  • Drinking: Water.
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As 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.

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: muddycolors.blogspot.com/  For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: chrisoatley.com/category/podca… Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: www.awesomehorsestudios.com/

2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combining techniques I found in tutorials here on Deivantart. Not all tutorials are created equal, but I recommend studying a bunch by your favorite artists and taking whatever you find helpful from them.

3. Online figure drawing tool: use this website for an hour twice a week, and you've basically got yourself a free figure drawing class: artists.pixelovely.com/

4. Books. Go check out your library's store of art books. My recommendations are two books by James Gurney: "Color and Light" and "Imaginative Realism." These books are jam-packed with knowledge, beautiful paintings, and some fun stuff about designing vehicles and creatures.

5. Magazines. Whether you're using traditional mediums (International Artist magazine) or digital (ImagineFX magazine), there's a magazine out there for you. These magazines often feature step-by-step tutorials, but the drawback is that the tutorials focus on very specific things, such as "how to paint a romantic sunset scene." They're good for inspiration and staying on top of trends and new artists; they're not so good for learning basics.

6. Community College. Sure, they probably don't offer advanced concept art courses, but community colleges are good for basic drawing and painting, plus they're dirt cheap. This is a good way to get in some live figure drawing.

7. Online Art Schools. I haven't personally used these yet, but they're worth looking into. Although the prices are definitely higher than a community college, it's still cheaper than going to a private art university. Many of these online schools boast some pretty well-known teachers. A recently launched online school, the Lamppost Guild, www.lamppostguild.com/ has an inexpensive Introduction to Illustration class taught by Justin Gerard.  Kevin Keele kanyn.deviantart.com/ and Stephen Silver stephensilver.deviantart.com/ teach at Schoolism www.schoolism.com/. CG Master Academy www.cgmwonline.com/ is more concept-art oriented. (Note: although my school, Academy of Art University, offers classes online, I don't recommend them because the tuition is so high.)

8. Mentorship. This is kind of a new thing that artists are doing online. It varies from person to person, but basically it's private art tutoring. As you might expect, it's quite expensive and is best for intermediate artists rather than beginners. But if your favorite artist is offering mentorship, it might be worth saving up for. Check out Noah Bradley's online mentorship: www.noahbradley.com/blog/mento…  or Charlie Bowater: charlie-bowater.deviantart.com…

None of these resources can teach you everything – it's important to use a combination of these to get a well-rounded skill set. And remember, there is no replacement for pure quantity of time spent drawing. Don't let yourself get stuck on trying to learn the "right" way to draw - just keep drawing!!
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Contests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).


Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Medium N/a
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 #Treephotographers
Medium any, in the proper group
Ends 31 August 2013


Theme #InternationalFAQ icon contest
Hosted by #InternationalFAQ      
Medium Icons
Ends 01 September 2013


Theme "Elven Pride" is a 3D fantasy theme challenge
Hosted by ManipulateThis
Medium Photomanipulation
Ends 01 September 2013


Theme Guess what's written in this deviation
Hosted by Valz138
Medium N/a
Ends 04 September 2013


Theme Think Difference
Medium Literature, Drawings and Paintings, Photography and Photomanipulation, Artisan Crafts
Ends 15 September 2013


Theme Blood RAIN
Hosted #DarkArt-Challenges
Medium Manipulations
Ends 16 September 2013


Theme Under the Solar Flares
Hosted by #Furry-Tales
Medium All
Ends 01 October 2013


Theme Hetalia Art Contest!
Hosted by KalteEinsamkeit
Medium Digital, traditional, pixel and literature
Ends 26 October 2013


Theme Project AWW
Hosted by Nameda and her Gangstas of Love
Medium N/a
Ends Ongoing


If you're running a contest, project or challenge and would like fella to help promote it, please send a note to the group with the theme, who is hosting it (and individual deviant, or a group), the medium(s) accepted, the deadline for entries and a link to where more info can be found and we'll list it here.


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Don’t push your luck, Leo Valdez; I still hate you.

–Calypso to Leo Valdez, in The House of Hades


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:iconheartdanceplz::iconsweetheartplz::iconredheartsplz::iconblueroseplz::iconvalentineplz:

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!  :D  AND THE FINAL IS FEBRUARY 15th (add an extra day for you procrastinators).


:star:  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 :points: (darn thats from our super group savings...:'() for first place and a llama.  
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RULES:  Theme:  Giving and Love :star: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!  :D
6.  People giving prizes can still enter... just if you win with your prize, you won't be doing anything or getting anything, you'll just be receiving stuff!
7.  Include in the description that its for this contest
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Prizes:  

1st:  20:points:, a llama, and a comment from YukiraHanou, a llama from meowchi75, a request from uchihafan123, a request, llama, and feature in her journal from PurpleMilk95, 20:points: and a request from Luminent-Soul, a blinky animation request and a llama from HalfInane-HalfMental, a llama from lexxii, a llama and critique from Luciferian-Alexander, a llama 10 favorites a comment 5:points: and a watch from unusedEmotion, a llama a watch and favorite from seraphima531, a llama from rachel163735, a llama from vanilla-foxxy, 15:points: from seraphima531, a full body coloured (digital and/or traditional) from MeiTakahashi, a llama and comment from Hoshigetsu, a llama and watch from :devnintendodudeful:, a llama a watch and 5:points: from VasiDgallery, a llama from rachaelwagner, a pixel icon of your OC a and a chibi from Kawa-Mucchi, a llama and 3 favorites from Sassiekaatje, a llama from vocaloidgirl16, a colored anime/manga-style full-body request and a colored chibi request from devinaaa, a llama and watch from Eevee1999, a full colored drawing(digital) and llama from fluttershyyay

2nd:  A llama, a comment, and 5:points: from YukiraHanou, a llama from meowchi75, a request from uchihafan123, 10:points: and a llama from Luminent-Soul, 2 favs and 2 comments from lowlance, a blinky animation request and a llama from HalfInane-HalfMental, a llama from lexxii, a llama and comment from Luciferian-Alexander, a llama 10 favorites a comment and a watch from unusedEmotion, a watch and favorite from seraphima531, a llama from rachel163735, a llama from vanilla-foxxy, 10:points: from seraphima531, a full body coloured (digital or traditional) from MeiTakahashi, a llama and comment from Hoshigetsu, a llama a watch and 5:points: from VasiDgallery, a llama from rachaelwagner, a pixel icon from Kawa-Mucchi, a llama and favorites from 2 Sassiekaatje, a llama from vocaloidgirl16, a colored anime/manga-style half-body request and a colored chibi request from devinaaa, a llama and watch from Eevee1999, a digital lineart drawing and llama from fluttershyyay, a full body request from :devotakuxfread:

3rd:  A llama and 5:points: from YukiraHanou, a llama from meowchi75, a llama from HalfInane-HalfMental, a llama from lexxii, a llama and comment from Luciferian-Alexander, a llama 10 favorites a comment and a watch from unusedEmotion, a watch and favorite from seraphima531, a llama from rachel163735, a llama from vanilla-foxxy, 5:points: from seraphima531, a full body lineart in digital from MeiTakahashi, a llama and comment from Hoshigetsu, a llama a watch and 5:points: from VasiDgallery, a llama from rachaelwagner, a llama and favorites from 1 Sassiekaatje, a llama from vocaloidgirl16, a colored anime/manga-style headshot request and a colored chibi request from devinaaa, a llama and watch from Eevee1999 from fluttershyyay, a traditional lineart and llama from fluttershyyay

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Ok. Now stop it's really annoying.

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 28, 2013, 2:00 PM







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 <3

>> monkeyelbow.tumblr.com/post/41… << :iconMystyTang:

edit > 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.



(soon)



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CLOSED (new slots soon)

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This is the real, first chapter of the new book, that has yet to be released, The House of Hades.

www.rickriordan.com/Files/Docu…
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