10 Tips for Taking Better PhotosA good photo is key to selling your plushie online. Your customer can't hold it in their hands and look at it from all angles, so it’s up to you to provide clear, sharp photos that will capture their interest and convince them to buy from you.10 Tips for Taking Better Photos3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Use a tripod. A steady camera means a sharper image, and lets you concentrate on framing the shot. You can get a small, simple, perfectly satisfactory tripod for about $10, or in a pinch you can prop your camera on a flat surface If for some reason you are obliged to hold the camera, grasp it with both hands, draw your elbows in until they touch, press your arms as tightly as possible to your chest, and hold your breath while snapping the photo.
2. Unlike most subjects, plushies aren't going to fidget, so you have plenty of time to compose your shot (if your plushie does start fidgeting, run away as fast as you can and call an exorcist). Make sure the plushie is centered and fills up most of the frame. Most c
Monthly Food Challenge - Pumpkins + Winner!!Monthly Food Challenge - Pumpkins + Winner!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: We have changed the rules to make it one entry per member instead of unlimited. In the past we had a few people abuse that rule and so we decided to stick with one entry to make it more fair to the other members.
Monthly Food Challenge
A three month premium membership will be randomly drawn from the members that participate in the challenge.
Theme of the month: Pumpkins
'Pumpkins' was the more popular choice from the poll. I guess it makes sense with Halloween coming soon!
**If any of these rules are ignored, you will be disqualified from winning the prize**
Participants have to be members of semi-sweetiesSubmissions must be entirely made by you (no bought canes or molds).
Only new work is acceptedItems must be primarily made of clayONE ENTRY PER MEMBER! You must write somewhere in the artist comment box that this is an entry for #
Monthly Food Challenge WINNERMonthly Food Challenge WINNER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Also, don't forget to enter June's Challenge!
Monthly Food Challenge
A three month premium membership will be randomly drawn from semi-sweeties members that participate in the challenge.
Theme of the month: Healthy Snacks
We all love to sculpt cakes, hamburgers and pizzas, but where's the love for the healthy? We want to challenge you with something different this time, so forget all the chocolate, salt and fat and embrace the fruits, veggies and nutritious!
If you were hungry and feeling like eating something healthy, what would you snack? Some carrot sticks? An energy bar? Some assorted nuts? Whatever it is, craft it out of clay and submit it to this challenge, we want to know!
**If any of these rules are ignored, you will be disqualified from winning the prize**
Participants have to be members of s
Artisan Crafts Week Contest [winners]Artisan Crafts Week ContestArtisan Crafts Week Contest [winners]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1st place: Icedeb
2nd place: 3laughingladies
3rd place: Rosvita1
Along with our week of crafty education, we'll be having a crafty contest! We wanted to have something that involved collaboration, which can be difficult in a physical medium like Artisan Crafts. So we put our crafty heads together and came up with a way for us to create something together. We're going to craft a cupcake bakery!
Here's one we prepared earlier:
With the power of photoshop we're going to combine your crafted bakeries and crafted cupcakes into an AC collab of tasty proportions. Here's how it's going to work:
Part 1: Craft A Bakery
For the first part of the challenge, we're looking for people to craft the bakery background. You need to create
2000 Members Contest! WINNERS!WINNERS!!!2000 Members Contest! WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WINNERS, PLEASE CONTACT ME, maytel , via note with your mailing address. I will share it with the donators to make sure you receive your mailed prizes.
FIRST PLACE by MeggieEris
SECOND PLACE by granzundon
THIRD PLACE by JoannaInMiniLand
UPDATE: The contest has been extended for a week and we have added new prizes. Please don't hesitate to enter!
We have just reached 2000 members! Can you believe it? I know Talty and I maytel have trouble believing it, the group/our baby has grown up so much since we first took over the group. Thank you so much for being a part of this group
The theme is PARTY!! .
The concept is pretty simple, we want you
200 Points Randomly Rewards (October 2014)200 Points Randomly Rewards (October 2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Random-Draw ( October 2014 )
First this blog ,
Support Your Group , by ing this blog ,
To participate in our Contests Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider a number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 10 winners .
and 20 points rewards for every one .
Our October Randomly Winners .
:icondreamnor: (number:38702 )
:iconnana-yumiko123: (number:34601 )
600 Points Random Contest July 2015 (1) Closed600 Points Random Contest July 2015 (1) Closed5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Draw-Contest ( July 2015 )
To enter next contest :
1- Join our group,
2- fave this blog ,
3- Watch one new Supporters you didn't watch before , Then you will participate
How does the contest work:
This time we consider 10 winners Of 56 Participants . 60 for each one
You can Participating in next Draw-Contest by Faving This Blog :
Our July 2015 (1
Be Supportive of Your Work.Okay this has really been getting on my nerves lately.. and it's not just because I see it constantly, its that so many people do it on here.Be Supportive of Your Work.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I see people commenting here and there all over dA with their little wahs "OMG my art is so not good!!!" "Omg i quit drawing im shit" "no one commissions me blah blah blah!!"
Im sick of. I get it! your art may not be the best of the best but it is still your art. If you are so displeased with it then do something about it. Whinging to the whole dA about your artwork/style/technique will do you and your art no good.
These "fantastic" artists didn't just roll out of bed one day and became amazing when pen hit paper. NO! It takes time. It takes PRACTICE.
Take control of YOUR art. Nobody is going to be their holding your hand, if you dont like something work on it until you do. You'll only be as good as you want yourself to be.
You can't expect to drive a car for the first time and get your lisence, so why do you expect to be davinci wh
Contest - WIN $10/800 pointsFinally worked out what I wanted to do for my contest.Contest - WIN $10/800 points3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So uh, here we go~ ;v;
Draw my fursona on her own or with one or more of her friends.
Fursona Ref -
If you choose to draw her anthro form please draw her wearing these clothes -
/can also be drawn as a cat, serval, rabbit, bilby or possum
Friends Referances -
Icy-Hurricane - http://i55.tinypic.com/2pqqmwo.png
Rules & stuff
- Piece must be made specifically for the contest, you can't enter with previous work.
- All work must be your own, no bases!
- You can enter a
Holiday Contest  - Update 1Hello Everyone!!Holiday Contest  - Update 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is that time of year again! The holiday season is here! The team at Little-Dreamers would like to invite you to participate in our annual Holiday Contest! Like the year before, it shall be Holiday Themed, lots of fun, and filled with prizes!!
- Your entry piece must be end-of-the-year holiday themed (ie: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, etc...) and it must also be a prep-board. It doesn't have to be food related.
- what is a prep board? A prep-board, (by our definition), depicts a scene of "something" being prepared. Majority has been preparation of food, but it does not have to be food. It can be preparation of holiday projects, the making of clothes, hats, etc... As long as it is a Holiday related prep-board, it will qualify as an entry.
- In order to participate, you must be a member of :#little-dreamers:
- The piece must be a miniature
- All work
1k Watcher Giveaway! [Over]EDIT1k Watcher Giveaway! [Over]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The winner is #21, FrizzChan! Congratulations! I'll send you a note for details <3
(But I'll still be doing more sketches from the comments in my free time!)
Thanks so much guys! <3333333
Aaah first off, thank you guys so much for 1k watchers! You're all the best askdsakjd /falls over
In an attempt to show my thanks, I'm going to be giving away a chibi / waist up drawing, whichever the winner prefers ~
All you have to do to enter is favourite this journal! C: Winner will be selected with a random number generator.
I'll also be doing some sketches ~ Feel free to comment with character refs, and I'll sketch a few!
(edit: I don't think this needs to be said, but you must be watching me to enter C:
and I will be choosing the winner in a few days! I may still do sketches past that though! )
Thanks so much for all the support guys! ;o; <3333333333333333333
Winner announced!So the winner is: :iconshintini-konamai: congrats! xDWinner announced!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone who joined! ; v ;
This time, it's by me c:
You'll be winning an icon like this style:
To enter you have to:
♥ Be my watcher (olds and new ones are welcome, but don't watch me just because of this please ; v ; )
♥ Must fav this journal (to be sure you're joining)
♥ To get an extra chance, you must do a journal or poll about this :3
This means that doing this, you'll receive 2 numbers instead of 1
♥ You must comment saying that you wanna join, put the link about the journal/poll if you want the second chance~
This raffle will end up after a week or 2, it depends on the people who participates.
The winner will be random, with a special page. (I'll post a screenshot to let you see).
I'll be also accepting commissions for this (for
SEB: Secret Easter Bunny.- Joins are closed.Alright, yeah corny name, kinda even corny event, but anything to have an event where everyone gets free art, eh? XDSEB: Secret Easter Bunny.- Joins are closed.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my first Secret... anything event! I thought, hey one for each major holiday, easter might not be a big deal to everyone, but like I said, free art.
You MUST be an ARTIST who can post on DeviantArt either digitally or traditionally.
You MUST be a DeviantArt member.
You MUST be a watcher of myself, AgentWhiteHawk.
You MUST draw the idem on the wish list of the person you have been assigned to, to the best of your ability.
Okay, here's how things will work.
I'll have people pile in and join till March 25th. I'll send out notes of who your assigned to draw for on the 23rd-24th. You'll have a week to draw for the person, and submitting week is March 31st-April 13th. Your required to link the gift to the person of their profile. I will NOT do it for you.
What you'll be drawing...
After reading this journal and all the rules, make two journals, one
Raffle.. *CLOSED*LOL Sorry I took so long. I've been lazy to do the random thing. orzRaffle.. *CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways the winners are:
Montali with number 14
sakuraGx4nina with number 9
YuriKitten with number 17
I counted all this by those who commented with with a link.
I'll note you guys...soon. Yeah. Just wait for me guys. orz
Edit: I shall pick now and update soon with details.
I kind of wanted to try it and give people a chance to get some arts and you know...um...yeah.
So that raffle.
Simply, um... *Goes to look at other examples and stuff*
Go off and make a journal or poll about this raffle so others can see and join!
Give more chances for everyone!
Advertise however you feel and once you make a journal or poll, simply paste the link here and give this journal a fave! Then you're in!
I will use a random generator to select 2-3 lucky winners~
It ends next Friday at 8PM, eastern time.
You: Well, what do we get?
POINT COMMISSIONSLet's try it (?POINT COMMISSIONS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only points ;V; i don't have paypal >n>
I think this is not expensive, here i go Q-Q
Full body 130
(im very bad at this lul)
Half body 100
PUCHIIIIIIIII by Kuraudia-NunyesuBackgrounds by Kuraudia-Nunyesulol what's wrong with your hair by Kuraudia-Nunyesu
Extra character +50 Blue Alt Points by AzulKitty
PCM-''You pervert!'' by Kuraudia-NunyesuPCM- ''Don't look!'' by Kuraudia-NunyesuPCM- Itachi and Sora by Kuraudia-NunyesuPCM- Orochimaru and Kanna by Kuraudia-Nunyesuhappy birthdaisu tsumetai by Kuraudia-Nunyesu23 by Kuraudia-Nunyesufail lol by Kuraudia-NunyesuPCM-Larinelle by Kuraudia-Nunyesuuhn by Kuraudia-Nunyesu
detailed background +30 Blue Alt Points by AzulKitty
PCM-Anini-chu (2/2) by Kuraudia-NunyesuPCM-Murasaki the wolf (1/3) by Kuraudia-Nunyesu
2000 POINT CONTEST! (closed)Hello there, I've decided to have a contest for writers of all levels (for those artists that have stumbled upon this, I'll hopefully have a drawing contest in the future). Even if you aren't a writer, you still have a chance to win 200 points!2000 POINT CONTEST! (closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
100 points will be given to someone at random who faves this journal.
Another 100 points will be given to someone who features this in their own journal.
Simply link me and you'll be put in the drawing. Yes, it's possible for you to win twice!
You do not need to be one of my watchers to join. Anyone can participate but make sure to check back every now and then in case of updates.
I wish I could offer more than 2k points as prizes but unfortunately, I'm a college student and don't have an unlimited source of income. lol Donations are welcome and appreciated! You can donate points or offer your drawing skills for the winners that way we can add more points to the prizes or have giveaways to participates.
350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSEDREAD CAREFULLY350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-EDIT- the end date is now September 15th instead of october.
Hello people! ^_^ I have some excess points I've been thinking about lately, and I decided that I would hold a free point give away! It's pretty simple, and I only ask 3 things of you!
1.) FAV THIS JOURNAL: This is how I'm going to be choosing the winner so... yeah, it's important.
2.) MAKE A JOURNAL about this journal. After, post a comment here with a link to your journal. This is for advertising of course ^_^
2.) WATCH ME!!! This is just for me, really. I love when people watch me (perv?) and I offer free things exclusively to my watchers every month, so it may be worth it anyways
First Place: 250
Second Place: 75
Third Place: 25
CHOOSING THE WINNER: The winner will be chosen by going to Random.org and using the random sequence generator to provide me with 3 numbers which will be the winners. If you haven't noticed, all those that fav something are put in numerical order and ca
Slambox's EXTREME GENEROSITY 200 Point Giveaway #4What's up dA? It's me, Slambox, and I'm back to rock the house with yet ANOTHER HUGE points giveaway!Slambox's EXTREME GENEROSITY 200 Point Giveaway #42 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now, you may be wondering why this one is smaller than last time. Don't worry, it's not that I'm running out of points any time soon. It's that I'm holding another giveaway at the same time- where I'm giving away a FREE premium membership! You are welcome to enter both, but you cannot win both.
Learn more about Project Premium here
And here's the giveaway link: http://fav.me/d6lehid
As for THIS giveaway, here's how to enter:
How to Enter:
1. Add this journal to your faves.
2. Add me, (artvelocity) to your watch- (ignore if you are already watching me)
I have this rule in order to prevent cheaters, and also because it is against the rules for me to give points to those who are not watching:http://fav.me/d6fai3k
3. Write a new journal about this
2460 Points Rewards ( November 2013 )Hello2460 Points Rewards ( November 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
November Winners .
First Evey one Fave This blog
Then watch some of our supporters and join groups suggest
Sorry for delay ,
This Time we selected 246 Deviation and we will give 2460 Points to all .
For your information , we saw all of the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folder and Gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , just comment here : , then we will give you your rewards .
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
Now let's introduce the winners together :
If you see yourself in the list of Winners, please comment Below
Icon raffle! CLOSEDEDIT: There's only 29 people who have entered but I'm tired of waiting so I'll just close this raffle and choose the winners in a moment. I'll make a new journal announcing the winners and send them notes asking the details for the icon. /EDIT ENDIcon raffle! CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it is finally time to hold an icon raffle, yes?
How does this work?
This thing is simple. I'll give everyone who enters a number and when the raffle ends I'll choose two winners in random.org. The icons will be the likes of my first icon family and the winners will get to choose the eye shape for their icon if they wish to.
How do I enter?
To enter make a journal about this raffle with a link to this journal (if you wish to say something else in the journal too, please announce this raffle before anything else and make sure it's mentioned in the title) and then
50,000 Pageviews Spectacular!I'm reaching 50,000 pageviews. So exciting! This milestone will be marked with a grand giveaway of points. Once I reach 50,000 pageviews I will be giving out points to 100 people. Yep! 100 people will receive points!50,000 Pageviews Spectacular!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How do you get your share? Well, it will be randomly chosen from a list of my most active watchers. The more active you are on my page, the more chance you have of getting noticed and scoring some points. You can start by adding this journal to your favourites.
Thank you all for a wonderful 50,000 and here's to another 50,000!
Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now JudgingThis contest is now closed for submissions. I'll be cleaning out the category today and contacting my judges to figure out the winners Until then, you can browse the entries here http://browse.deviantart.com/contests/2012/12birthday/quirky/ (setting it to newest instead of popular works best )Quirky Horoscope Contest - Now Judging3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Western Horoscope is comprised of 12 signs. In this contest, using any visual media, you have to draw a representation of at least one of the Western Zodiac signs and create a daily horoscope for that sign set for the date of August 7th.
The Zodiac Signs
An example of daily horoscopes.
There are 4 prizes to be won: most creative/weirdest horoscope and zodiac sign, funniest, best design
Text n Bubbles:iconthinkcookiesplz::iconblank-space::iconthinkpornplz::iconblank-space::iconthinkmudkipplz::iconblank-space::iconthinkshitplz::iconblank-space::iconsayniceassplz::iconblank-space::iconthinkyaoiplz:Text n Bubbles6 years ago in Personal More Like This
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[Bullet; Blue]:iconkillplz::iconblank-space:[Bullet; Blue]:iconsaysplz::iconblank-space:[Bullet; Blue]:iconsays2plz:
FEATURESNow, here, I've decided to feature some Comrades who I think really, really deserve it. They're in no particular order, and I couldn't fit everyone on, this time, so y'all will be in the next feature if you're not in this one ;w;FEATURES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ththunderstorm - Thunder is, in all respects, an amazing artist and amazing person. She'll do anything for anyone, and she's a very close friend of mine. I strongly suggest you watch her if you don't already; don't pass up on an opportunity to have a friend like her.
Riverwolf12 - River here is a Deviant that I truly believe should have WAY more publicity than she does. River's an AMAZING artist; her characters are always so well-thought-out, and her designs and anatomy are just great. On top of that, River's always there for people; she never fails to cheer me up when I'm down ;w; GO WATCH THIS GIRL; you won't regret it.
SironaWolf - Sir is honestly one of the sweetest people I know. Her art's stunning, even if she doesn't th