Inspiration Challenge I: MandarinMoonInspiration Challenge I: MandarinMoon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Start Date: Today!!!!! Dec 2nd
I would like for this to be the first of an ongoing series of contests!
In an effort to broaden the horizons of members of the Body Art
Community and encourage interaction with artists of diverse media, I
introduce the Inspiration Challenges. Participants will be required to
choose an image from MandarinMoon's gallery and create a unique
deviation specifically for the contest.
All entries are to be entered into the communityrelations Inspiration Challenge folder. You can go to the provided link and click the button near the top right that says "+ Submit to this folder" (http://communityrelations.deviantart.com/gallery/34027689)
**Only one entry per deviant!**
Entries will be judged on Skill, Creativity, Originality, and Vision.
Entries must be of the body art media (i.e. makeup, face & body paint,
tattoo design, etc)
So Screw you Sony. Screw you alot.WARNING!!! Imminent temper tantrum. Not even sorry.So Screw you Sony. Screw you alot.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The PS4 will not be backwards compatible with the PS3, may cost somewhere between five and six hundred dollars, will focus on social media, and have a touchpad on the controller…… I'm done. I. Am. Done. For the first time in my life, I am definitely, most assuredly, without even so much as a quark's worth of doubt, not buying a Sony console. Welcome to the wonderful world of PC gaming, self, because we, are fucking DONE.
I can already hear the defenders of the faith firing up their excuse cannons so let me just make this clear right now- I don't want to hear it. I've put up with Sony's bullshit for well over a decade and I already know every single goddamn thing you'll say verbatim down to the fucking inflection. I too was once a defender of the faith. I once had my very own Defense of Sony's Stupid Bullshit Cannon, firing off excuses into the massive, tumultuous SEA of legitimate complaints, well-founded detractions, and scathing, ac
Urban Dictionary memeStolen from :devLittleMissAlexius:Urban Dictionary meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. What's your name?
A generous, outgoing guy who goes out of his way for his friends. Can be sweet and caring towards people, he has a laid back and calm approach. Truthful, gullible,lovely and Sexy. Can be a bit of a stress head at times, can also hold grudges for a long period of time. Nice to get to know, easy to fall in love with.
2. How old are you?
the age at which an American can drive a car and get a job, but still can't vote.
3. Who is one of your friends?
A very rather amazingly blowjob. Is the best b
Magma dragons on ebay, and ... some other stuff.The Magma brothers are now up for auction on Ebay for those interested.Magma dragons on ebay, and ... some other stuff.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And now some things I want to talk about. Sorry it's a bit long
So most of you know I've been really into my elemental dragons lately. They are much more intricate and time consuming than my usual work. It feels really good to push myself in a different direction and try to figure out new things. I have learned a TON while working on these guys! I've been trying new techniques with armatures, texturing, and skinner blends. Now, as I've been finishing them, I have been putting them up for auction which I feel may be giving the wrong impression for my continued sales. Some people have taken issue with me calling them One-of-a-Kinds stati
.she reckons sometimes.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
i'm still nineteen,
eat he says, more -
i'm still sixteen,
i fill the sink with hot,
submerge my arms up to
my elbows to observe them
changing colour, turn -
i'm stuck at five, i'm on the
kitchen floor and burning,
stuck at ten and running,
with my feet all full of glass -
i said they all have names, have
ages, but were gifts
from different fathers
(the favourite lies between middle and ring)
.there are snakes.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
in coils from me
and green, their mouths
dark fanged caverns
black eyes glittering
they see -
that mother tongue
that they know
i cannot speak
(if you can touch it, you can kill it, you can dream)
.she said.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
if you need me
and i do,
i cannot sleep,
got ghosts working
the night shift
as i speak
in the bath
instead of the bed,
and she says
and i know you'd
see it too
if you looked
close enough -
(charlotte charlotte, look at it this way)
.wish i lived.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
like an animal,
wish i cared about
and staying alive
(wish this was a lie)
.give me hearts withstanding their beatings.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
give me skins growing stronger
give me wolves seeking no other company
give me bluebirds who are in love with their cages
give me the plug of the ocean
give me gods face, the only thing you know
give me a sting, a cut, a bloodstream
give me a wound that will save me the effort of healing
give me a guilt i can wash off
give me the witches inside of your hands
give me tulips, red
give me the past laid out neatly in front of me
give me a name i recognize but do not know
give me the sun, finding himself
give me the language of birds
give me unclipped wings
give me the creases of water, the grid
give me pearl, mother
give me the taste of comets
give me the sound of ants under fingers
give me the home address of the divine
give me candles
give me my own kind of light
give me a destroying angel, the taste of heaven
give me the trembling of a mouse
give me a wreck, a rescue, a salvage
give me a darkness that is not self-important
give me bones, white
.she says.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
explain these things
to me -
i say the silence sort of ticks - my sadness
has a face, think blue, think black and grey, think sanguine
red, the end of may, he had a pulse too strong
for me to take,
i killed it, stripped it bare, i carried it right
to it's grave - i say and
my lungs, they feel like frost, they're filled with silver
light and sharpness, rattling pips, a scream - i stayed
inside my bed for weeks, i didn't eat, i didn't
dream - i think in fire, flame, volcano,
resurrect you, keep your name
inside me like a splinter
(i could not bring myself to say yes, but i think you know that)
Year 2013 Retrospect and Happy New Year 2014Happy new year my little deerlings! Less 9 hours (here in Finland) until year 2014! Aren't you all excited?!Year 2013 Retrospect and Happy New Year 20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I promised a journal about my thoughts about the year 2013. This is mostly for yours truly but if you are curious to read a part of my life story... Gather around! Gather around! Aunt Tammy is gonna tell ya all a story! It is based on true events! And scary! Well, not scary.... It's more like a life documentary... I am still working on it... I'm aiming for an Oscar. Yeah.
SO, year 2013! Boy what a year! Where do I start? I think we need to go back all the way to the year 2012. The nightmare before Christmas eve day. I remember it clearly. Because I was crying myself to sleep. Yes, that night, I was feeling down. HARD! I dunno what triggered it but all the bad feelings just came rushing into me. I felt like I was worthless. Not sure what the heck I wanted to do with my life. (I was finishing school at the time and I had no idea what to do next.) I felt ugly...Stupid..
.i will carry.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
a small hope, a grain
in my pocket
(it will do whatever it can)
.i can't sleep and the sky makes me sick.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
it can see you -
but what can i do? untie the limbs
and remove the gag
and let my poetry go,
feel the rivers start emptying
bursting their banks,
pay attention -
your heart was a foreign body, rejected
your hands, your hands had no shame,
greased with blood and losing their grip
on the world, but what could you do?
there was no sense in the way that they
hurt you, the way they poured salt
on the wounds
(the way they smothered one pain with another)
.in the beginning.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
in the bone
of holy fire, the night
ate away at it all,
that acid tide -
it ate away at
the bud in the mud
and the blood,
it burned their bodies
but left their ghosts
so they could be
and then a wild
man, a monster
pressed his thumb into
the air, he drew
a cross upon his face
i am drowning
i am drowning in light
i am drowning
in the white
and the gold
as he sits
at the end of my bed
and he shouts -
i don't know
and i scream, god, please just
let me sleep!
let me sleep
in the cold barren ground
of the earth,
let it pull me right in
through its mangle -
and i feel a sting
in the crook of my arm
when they come
(and then even the wolves, even the wolves start to whimper)
my cat #2We put him down this morning at 11 35. It was absolutely the hardest thing I have ever done. I miss him so fucking much. He took a turn for the worse this morning so I called up my mum to come home from work so we could end his suffering as soon as possible. About a year ago, because of his failing heart, a blood clot paralyzed his back legs and we were sure that was going to be the end of him. Everywhere I read online it said this was an almost certainly fatal condition for a cat. But nope, he defied the odds he got better and was able to move his legs a bit more every day. It was hard though, he became so restless, meowing all the time and panicking for about 3 nights straight, but he got better. And after a few weeks he was back to his normal playful self.my cat #23 months ago in Personal More Like This
This morning out of nowhere that same thing happened to him on top of the coughing and shortness of breath and weak muscles. It was too much and i couldn't keep him calm, he was not going to eat or drink. Today had to be the end.
contest 1: fakemon [closed 03/01/2013]ok guys. can you design a red panda fire starter? if you think you can, please try to sprite it, or submit it and ask me to ^^ the best three will recieve a place in the Rhenn fakedex + the following prizes:contest 1: fakemon [closed 03/01/2013]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- 1 (NON ANIMATED) icon by :iconwintereevee:
- 1 oc human/ humanoid sketch by :iconwintereevee:
-2 week feature by :iconwintereevee:
-sprite of entry design by :iconsuperheropattyfatty:
-1 full colour image of winning design by :iconlitzana:
-1 full colour image of your choice by :iconlitzana:
-1 oc human/ humanoid sketch by :iconwintereevee:
-1 week feature by :iconwintereevee:
-1 lineart of your choice by :iconlitzana:
-1 sketch of your choice by :iconlitzana:
-fuzed sprite of your choice by :iconeeveefriend22:
cancelled entries: :iconloveisdead2: :iconmasteryamvin: :icondackvirnig:
(unfortunately, these people were unable to submit entries on time!)
:iconSteveO126: with :thumb3414862
New Koi Ponds for Etsy!I've just finished up three ponds I'll be putting up on Etsy sometime on Friday once the resin is completely set. These will range from $20 for the small, $25 for the medium, and $40 for the largest. I'll post a link to the listings once they're up. This will be the only chance to buy some, since I won't have time to make more for Etsy until April when I don't have any shows to attend.New Koi Ponds for Etsy!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Speaking of fish:
My goldfish have devised a way to get my attention 100% of the time. Before they used to push the river rock around the bottom of their tank so it'd make this really loud clacking noise. This didn't work most of the time. So Mirin (the larger of the two) found something that worked better.
He's figured out how to free the bubble wand in the tank by bumping into the suction cups that hold it down. Once it's free, it makes this really loud, high pitched noise that drives me crazy. I'm usually at the tank a minute later, up to my armpit in cold water to smoosh the wand back into place,
RESULTS ARE IN! - 2013 EQUICOLOR CROSS COUNTRY RUNEND DATE: 6/30/2013.RESULTS ARE IN! - 2013 EQUICOLOR CROSS COUNTRY RUN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EVENT TYPE: Single Class.
CLASSES: Cross Country Equine Color Run!
RESTRICTIONS: Natural/realistic horse breeds only.
2013 EQUICOLOR CROSS COUNTRY RUN
Entries may be submitted from March 30 to June 30.
Judging will be completed by July 5th, at the latest.
Welcome to the first annual EquiColor Run, where you and your horse get drenched in color! Horses and riders will be splashed with colorful, non-toxic paint/paint powder as they complete the course. Food and entertainment will be provided!
Hosted by Holcomb Valley Acres in scenic Big Bear Lake, California, the 5k course (roughly three miles) is located on the trails and open areas surrounding our property. This is just for fun, so none of the obstacles will exceed three feet. You may design your own obstacles for the course, with natural designs preferred. For the sake of preserving color, the water feature will be restric
Merry Christmas!Hope everyone has a great time!Merry Christmas!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got a plaited horse hair bracelet made of Billy's tail hair and a sheepskin seat saver :'D Can't wait to try it out - I have a lesson on the 27th! <3
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Love from Hazel and Pony Hugs from Billy <3 x~
Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural LightingWelcome to the second installment of Let's Learn Portraiture! The previous installment was about Model Communication. For this installment, we will be tackling a topic for those photographers who enjoy taking portraits outdoors.Let's Learn Portraiture: Natural Lighting2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Portraiture with Natural Lighting
1.) Avoid Direct Sunlight
While it can really bring out the color of the eyes and make them pop, having your model stare into the sun should never be on the agenda. Not only is it exceedingly uncomfortable for your model, but it casts very harsh shadows. In most cases, you want to position your model with the sun behind them, or to the side.This will illuminate the hair and offer a nice glow. The issue then is that the subject's face may be too dark (underexposed). To solve this, you can bounce some light back into th
Kuroshitsuji PLZ GuideLast Updated: 2/4/14Kuroshitsuji PLZ Guide4 years ago in Personal More Like This
.sometimes the cold holds my hands so tight.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
they start to burn, turn red and raw, i know it has
something to say but has no voice
so i must feel the chill instead, it knows
no other way, i know
no other way
that i am thinking of the sun
(the tide comes in and licks her sandy lips, drinks in the moon and i am gone)
Lost BBA Comic Page - Entries and Top 3!Hey guys!Lost BBA Comic Page - Entries and Top 3!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so, WOW we had a lot more people submit entries than I expected!
It was so fun to read all of these. There were so many awesome submissions that it was difficult to choose, and I had some anxiety about needing to even pick a top 3, because I dont want anyone to think that what they did wasnt good! I like them all and will be commenting on each one in the users gallery.
:iconfablepaint: and I picked 3 that we felt had both a compelling art style and writing style.
Kays comments: Twiggy's paneling is captivating in this page. Her expressions are solid and her dialogue flows well and is believable. The dream sequence is my favorite bit - lit with an ethereal bloom, the slow introduction of blood is seriously creepy. Overall this page had a great mood that drew me in.
Fables comments: This page really sucks you in, and I got to credit the great panel layout for that. You could remove all the characters and artwork and just have a series of blank
Dear Departed Is DoneOn September 2nd 2010, I posted the first page of Random Doom's fourth chapter, called Dear Departed. Four years later, I finally posted the last page.Dear Departed Is Done3 months ago in Personal More Like This
WHY THE HECK IT TOOK ME SO LONG?!
Well, this four years have been really important in my life. When I started DD, I was close to finishing my studies and graduating. This was, of course, quite big deal. I had my final thesis to write and I had to find a job. Thankfully I got them all done and I now have a great job as a graphic designer.
That was one thing that affected my comic making time... But of course, there was that one reason that took my interest and eventually lead to another delay. RP groups.
I am not gonna lie, those groups took my interest completely and DD and Random Doom in general was no longer my main interest. But I do not regret it. These RP groups affected my story making skills and eventually it lead to that other delay I mentioned earlier, complete rewriting of RD casts' bios.
I did receive a comment about how this