30 things to stop doing to yourselfThe response to this journal is AMAZING. Im glad so many people are actually reading and faving this!30 things to stop doing to yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Keep it up and whenever you feel down, try to get this into your mind and believe everything will become better one day.
Just never give up
Just keep on reading and let it flow into your heart if you ever are thinking about your missed chances
I didnt wrote it... I just found it a long time ago. But I thought sharing it with you would maybe help one ore another at least a tiny bit!
Stop spending time with the wrong people.
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they'll make room for you. You shouldn't have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it's not the people that stand by your side when you're at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you're
deviantART Presents: New Profile Pages!DeviantART is proud to announce the launch of NEW Profile Pages! In response to community feedback and deviously Deviant Technology innovation, new Profile Pages offer additional ways to personalize, customize, and organize your homebase at deviantART!deviantART Presents: New Profile Pages!6 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
These Profile Page upgrades are much more than a simple set of new features. Built using a platform based on "modules", new Profile Pages have the ability to evolve and grow over time. Added to your Profile Page with just a few button clicks, modules couldn't be easier to use. New modules will be released regularly, allowing Profile Pages to continually adapt and meet the specific needs of the
WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Been organizing my prints for AX and it took up the entire living room floor. I'm glad my roommates aren't home or they wouldn't be able to get out orz
I will be at Anime Expo this July 4th -7th, 2013 at the LA Convention Center in California. You can find me in the Artist Alley at tables A24 - A25, under the name Wenqing Yan/Yuumei. I will be selling a limited 200 copies of the new Knite book, 1000 Words, and all of my posters
Come by and hang out!
Featured in - Adobe Master Class: IllustratorHello Everyone, I hope you're all doing well and had a great holiday season and new year.Featured in - Adobe Master Class: Illustrator2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to bring to your attention that I've been featured in the newly published book 'Adobe Master Class: Illustrator', the book features several professional artist who use the program 'Adobe Illustrator' and you'll find several pieces of mine in it, so if you're interested you can grab a copy from amazon.com at this http://www.amazon.com/Adobe-Master-Class-Illustrator-established/dp/0321886402/
Also, for those of you whom are interested in purchasing prints, you can head over to my 'Society 6' account http://society6.com/Nabhan and order them over there, including some really cool 'Throw Pillows', here are some previews:
Thank you for all your love and support,
A brief history of FellaWe all know Fella. If you have been a member of deviantArt for at least 1 day it's quite probable you've encountered him at least once, he's everywhere! And this shouldn't come as a surprise, he's dA's mascot after all! But how much do you know about him? Let's take a look at a Brief History of deviantART's mascot.A brief history of Fella2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fella was brought to life thanks to switched, who designed him back in April 2001 for a mascot contest.
Back then he didn't look exactly as we know him today, his figure was a lot more basic and circular and his expression wasn't as human as we're used to today. However his main features remain, his mischievous look and his colors, most probably based on the site layout's at the time
Post your charactersI want to make more examples for different kind of commissions and need some characters to practice on. Just post a comment including one or two of your characters for a chance to get a drawing. You can increase your chances by having a clear and understandable drawing of your character(s). I will choose a few randomly in the following days. Good luck!Post your characters2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at DisneyI haven't posted a Disney Animation Story for a long time. I've written career related "inspirational" posts every once in awhile, but not an Disney career story. Here's the last one, I believe: http://tombancroft.deviantart.com/journal/Animation-story-7-Breaking-into-Disney-pt-3-278516657Animation Story #8- My first anim. scene at Disney1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This story was brought on by a question someone asked on my Tumblr page which lead to me answering with a story. I thought I'd share it here with you all. -Tom B.
Hi! I'm an animation student at UT Dallas, and I've been looking for stories and advice from great artists. What was your first big project, and what did you do? What advice would you give an aspiring animator
TOM: This probably isn't the answer you are looking for but my first animation for Disney was of a foot kicking a pot. I was (the legendary animator) Mark Henn's clean up assistant for about 2-3 years before I moved into ani
Free Painting Programs :) (updated Mar. 12)Hi there, finally! I've done all folio for institution!Free Painting Programs :) (updated Mar. 12)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My routine and work ethics is back again ! Yeah.
I really apologize for my absent.. T_T
I will catch up everything as soon as possible.
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This journal I decided to make it helpful. (hopefully) ^^
If you like to paint digitally, it doesn't matter what program you are using.
As long as it is functional enough for you, and you enjoy painting when you use it. ^^
I love to try all painting programs, it's like exploring!
Though we already know that Photoshop, Painter and Sai are great, but there are free ones
that good enough to create artwork as beautiful as those programs. ^^
Many times that I randomly posted about them but this time I want to collect them all here!
So it will be convenient for you all to check and compare them.
What I can say is that I'm grateful and appreciate those creators who spent their time and hard working and share them to us.
That's why I want to support and share them to you all!
pro tip: me.deviantart.comwe have this cool feature that may not be very well known...pro tip: me.deviantart.com4 years ago in Personal More Like This
if you go to me.deviantart.com you will land on the profile page of the account you're currently logged into.
(if you aren't logged into any account, to our frontpage you go)
it even works with any profile sub-page, like me.deviantart.com/journal/ or .../prints/ or .../gallery/ etc. which will direct the clicker to their own journal or store or gallery.
your newest deviation? me.deviantart.com/latest/
neat and simple, right? we originally implemented that to make it easier for us to link deviants to their own pages in our FAQs, but of course anyone can use it.
sadly it can be and is being abused, too.
you may have seen those stupid "worst artist on deviantart [link]" signatures, which upon clicking the link take you to your own profile.
while you may be lead to believe that you are being targeted by such half-witted prankster, simply hovering over that link and taking a glance at your br
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
Best of the Best: Sailor MoonBest of the Best: Sailor Moon6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sailor Moon reached American audiences in 1995. U.S. teenagers became instantly obsessed with the band of beautiful soldiers. Twenty-two years later, Sailor Moon is back.
Who is Sailor Moon?
She's the main character in a sailor suit who basically saves the world.
What powers doe the Sailor Senshi have?
They have the power to magically transform into their costumes.
Who are Sailor Moon's enemies?
Generally, they're fighting against space-related foes of the Earth!
Why are they so popular?
Sailor Moon helped jump-start female anime fandom in the United States.
What's Sailor Moon saying at the end of introduction?
“Tsuki ni kawatte, oshiokyo!” translates roughly to "In the name of the moon, I will punish you."
Enjoy 60+ pieces of beautiful Sailor Moon fan art!
On: Illustration, Comics, and Story TellingDon’t suck -- PKOn: Illustration, Comics, and Story Telling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say first of all that sometimes I get people asking, or rather complaining, “why does it seem like the comics always get a better score? This group seems so focused on comics. What if I just want to draw pictures?”
Well, that ends up tying into narrative illustration, which is a pretty hard thing to do right if you’re used to drawing single shots of your character against a plain, white background. Most people end up doing comics because it seems easier right away: the characters can talk, you can set the scene, it doesn’t require a little description at the bottom...
But, even comics require some know-how to pull off really well. It’s just harder to pull off illustrations in this story-based environment, because comics make it a little less apparent when it’s not doing a very good job at telling that story.
But, I’ll get to comics second.
Who's Sayori?sayori/さよりWho's Sayori?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is a Chinese mangaka. She is the creator of a Chocola and Vanilla. Frequently collaborates with Ideolo (NEKO WORKi). She signed her works as sayorineko WORKs. Her works are mostly ecchi or hentai. She likes to draw big boobs and characteristic, awesome eyes. Her characters have typically femininity shapes.
Her site: http://sayori.sabori.com/ Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=104409 Twitter: https://twitter.com/sayori_nw Blog: http://sayorinekoworks.blog.fc2.com/
Artbooks and other works:
「NEKO BIBLE」Chocola & Vanilla 2010 Calendar - Calendar of Chocola & Vanilla illustrations presented in different dress up styles.
cover A http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/195ebbf3d806becd8b33deec823e3fc8.jpg cover B http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/0232419e8aa4cdd839f1f987d9d95873.jpg
「NEKO PARADISE」18 Adult Only A hentai manga includes pictures of Sayori's Chocola and Vanilla and a short story fro
Cup contest 2012 | 4196 :points: | winners!Sorry that it took more than a day, but I was hoping for a more clear second and third place. Anyway these are the entries that won!Cup contest 2012 | 4196 :points: | winners!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First place: 2000 + 3 month PM or 636
.: Smiley Cup :. by Pure-Poison89
Second place: 1000
Strawberry cup by So-ghislaine
Third place: 500
Half Empty or Half Full? by ajnataya
I will give you all your price now <3 Congrats!
And thanks for the people who voted in the poll
EDIT13jan2013: The cup contest ended yesterday. It was quite hard to decide (believe me ), but I made a decision for the final poll based on:
1. originality, concept
Thank you all for your participation
These 10 entries made it to the final.
Poetry Contest ~ The Best of You ~ Last Day!Hello, everyone! Our new contest is still open and there are lots of subscriptions, points, requests, and features to win! The deadline was extended to May 1st and we will accept entries for the rest of the day. You can read all about the contest below and check out our other group news here: http://live-love-write.deviantart.com/journal/Important-Group-News-Please-Read-368024735Poetry Contest ~ The Best of You ~ Last Day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Best of You
This theme is open to interpretation; you can apply it to any genre you please. You can write about it in a literal way, a satirical way, or any other method you prefer. We love to see our writers get creative and use the theme in a unique way!
There are no length requirements on poems for this contest; they can be as long or as short as you please.
You must be a member of Live-Love-Write to ent
Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous ExamplesJust for fun I thought I'd do a rundown of the most common forms of humor, their definitions, and examples. This is not a complete list by any means, but they are a list of many forms of humor and literature discourse which often get confused of mixed up.Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous Examples1 year ago in Personal More Like This
An imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Example: The movie "Airplane" is a parody of 1970's disaster movies. Many of Weird Al's music videos are parodies of other more famous music videos.
A work of visual art, literature, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists. Unlike parody, pastiche celebrates, rather than mocks, the work it imitates.
Example: The movie "Super 8" is a pastiche of 1980's adventure films, specifically imitating the style of Stephen Spielberg's early career,
Will You Be Staying for Dessert Dessert Case by NovaScarlette Dessert by Johanlover100 Yummy dessert. by nezy13 Dessert by HikaruShizuka280 fruit dessert by ElaynaTeos Dessert by ideas-photography Dessert by emshh Gourmet Jello Dessert by theresahelmer Strawberry Dessert by theresahelmer :thumb177763484: Foamy Jello Dessert by theresahelmer Dessert by b-r-ee-z-e Dessert by slagerman Yummy Strawberry Dessert by puppiferreroWill You Be Staying for Dessert2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Educating OurselvesThis journal contains a lot of potentially buzz-work things that could result in arguments from people who don't take the time to read my message. For example I mention Anita Sarkeesian, but I don't want people to start arguing against her points of view because that's NOT what this journal is about. So please, read carefully before you respond to help avoid knee-jerk reactions since that's exactly what this journal is about trying to AVOID.Educating Ourselves10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I’ve had a pretty straightforward view on gun control. Guns are dangerous and need to be restricted and made more inaccessible to prevent future acts of gun violence. I’ve never genuinely believed in the idea of banning all guns because I do think people DO need to have ways to protect themselves.
However, I’ve recently been thinking more about a different aspect to the gun control debate and it’s broader implications to other troublesome politically charged areas of our (United States) cult
Buon San Valentino Parts 1 & 2- English SubsIT'S HEEERE Oh god Germany why you so cringingly awkward I love you but oh my god...Buon San Valentino Parts 1 & 2- English Subs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 1: http://katudaisoku.tumblr.com/post/48798091328/hetalia-the-beautiful-world-extra-episode
Part 2: http://katudaisoku.tumblr.com/post/53891756808/hetalia-the-beautiful-world-buon-san-valentino
Update: Woohoo, you guys, I found a tumblr link! Enjoy this one, because likely, this is now the permanent link! While I have gotten a couple complaints about there being no sound and such on the first one, it still seems to work perfectly fine for me, so... I don't know what to say about that. Plus, I've been doing lots of digging, but there doesn't seem to be any other subbed link that works. Sorry, but this is the best I can do.
For those of you who were disappointed with the ending, I feel like I should give my two cents on this: Guys. There's a reason they cut out the Chibitalia bit, and a good one. That particular bit is too big for the series to be anim
Secret Santa [Closed]EDIT: WOOOOOOWWW THERE ARE SOOOO MANY ENTERERS XDDSecret Santa [Closed]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THANK SO MUCH^^
NOTES ARE ALL SENT~
Okay soo im hosting a secret santa this year^^
If you want to be part of it, please comment below with the link of your OC
To participate, you must have an OC.
You will draw your person's OC.
You cannot tell anyone who you have.
You MUST give them the final result by note on Decmber 24th
You MUST try your best.
You cannot change your mind after entering
Don't complain about the person your drawing for
To enter you must:
Have an OC
Comment with he link of your OC
Deadline for entering: November 10th
You will get your person on November 11th
You will be paired up by drawing level so it's fair for the person whos drawing for you
LGBT in Kids Cartoons?I had an interesting twitter discussion this morning. Last night I simply asked if there had been any specific character in all of Avatar: The Last Airbender which was anything but heterosexual. The closest I got was a joking “cabbage-sexual,” but this morning I also got some really negative responses too.LGBT in Kids Cartoons?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's a kids show in America. You're not the target audience. Most kids don't give two hoots about that stuff.
I'm opposed to the idea of forcing ideals on children and demanding things change unnecessarily to suit peoples own agendas.
Neither of us, I assume, had cartoons or games with gays as kids. Neither of us are homophobic. So WHY do kids NOW need it?
God damn it, kids don't need to know, or give a shit, about fucking gay rights. Their parents can tell them if they care.
It's a retarded question. It's a god damn kids show.
That raised a lot of questions for me. Such as... why is it wrong to have LGBT representation in a kids cartoon? I’m not
September Monthly Giveaway! (Winner)WINNER ANNOUNCED!September Monthly Giveaway! (Winner)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
CONGRATS TO :iconframed-liar:
Thank you all so much for participating! If you have any ideas for my next giveaway, feel free to comment below or note me!
This month's giveaway is going to be another ADOPTABLE!
Only enter if you are going to use her
How to enter?
Fave this journal (it will be your number)
Fave the adoptable
Watch me? :'D *only watch if you like my art! If you do not like it then you don't have to watch!*
Winner will be chosen using random.org
Feature: Random IIFeature: Random II9 months ago in Personal More Like This
All the Small Things by FlabnBoneColour my World by FlabnBone
City of Love by FrancescaDelfinoKevatkukka by FrancescaDelfino
Frozen hard by gigi50
What If Its All Just A Dream? by goRillA-iNKSmall Magic Big Dreams by goRillA-iNK
I need you like a heart needs a beat... by ivadesignmy heart beats for you by ivadesign
Jar Of Love by SaRaH-22Vintage KEY by SaRaH-22
Henbit Deadnettle by SheilaBrinson3 Little Cupcakes by SheilaBrinson
They aren't better than you.I don't soapbox often, but I feel the need to say something to all my fellow artists... because I've had to struggle with this, and I know many (if not all) of you do, too.They aren't better than you.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Being on a site like this, with so much collaboration and so many artists of different styles and skills, can be both great and terrible for artists. Like myself, you probably have artists that you follow because they inspire you, because you 'wish you could draw as well as them'. It's impossible to draw without inspiration from something, and it's very hard to improve if you don't have examples for you to learn new techniques and ways to approach art.
But as easy as it is to find inspiration here, it's even easier to find discouragement.
I'm not surprised artists are statistically some of the most depressed people, for several reasons. The first is that, especially for those who do art for money, we have the issue of having so much stress placed on us because everything we do is going to be scrutinized and evaluate