Deviant portraiture free of charge UPDATE: Deviant portraiture will be running on monthly basis from now on. Those of you that wish for a portrait by me AND have the 5 critiques rule accomplished, please also COMMENT on this journal, since some favs are 9 months old (:Deviant portraiture free of charge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
this is a permanent event I'm running since April 2012 on (more-less) weekly basis. I pick one deviant (following the rules of this journal) and I make a portrait for them that is free of charge. If you are interested to join this project, read the rules below (:
RULES / HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
write at least 5 critiques (on other artist's work (any artist), latest one at most one month old). If you don't know how to write a critique, here is DeviantArt help: FAQ What is the Critique Feature and how do I use it
me if you
Slambox's HUEG 4OO Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]Wow, back already?Slambox's HUEG 4OO Point Giveaway! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm happy to help!
Spreading the fun around and helping deviants is my job!
Here at artvelocity, i've been helping deviants earn points since 1974. (Click the link to learn more)
So, this time around I decided to up the ante and TRIPLE the size of my usual point giveaways!
As always, entering is free, and open to everyone!
All you have to do is follow these simple rules:
Here's what you need to do to enter:
Step One: Add this journal to your faves.
Step two: Add me (artvelocity) to your watch- Ignore this if you are already watching me-
Step 3 (optional) Write a journal about this giveaway.
There will be 5 winners. Each will receive 80
I will use random.org to pick the winners, and announce them in a journal (or poll, depending on how I feel).
1. Only people who watch me and have fa
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
In the streets Hi everyone,In the streets9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's been a while since I posted an entry. I have been very busy and all these holidays occupied me too.
Today entry is dedicated to one of my favorite subjects- street photos. I really want to take more photos of this kind, but I can rarely take them in my town-first because it's a small town- not much action in the few main streets, and most annoying many people are religious and refuse to be photographed.
Here are some interesting ones I collected.
have all beautiful peaceful days .
New old JobStarting this month I will be working again in my old beloved job as a freelance illustrator and painter. There were many factors that this place was pretty awful. The boss had hired me as a designer for his products (specially Shirts). Finally, I had to make calculations the whole day on ancient monitors which flickered so hart that I couldn't see much at the evenings. I didn't make drawing there too, particularly no materials for it were available in the company. Nevertheless, the boss had ideas for drawings,New old Job2 years ago in Personal More Like This
that he want me to draw after work at home. In his opinion I should have done two to three unpaid overtime every day... A week ago, I have terminated my employment and in the interim two more employee have also stopped working there... Currently, I clean out my archive of 2013 and will sell as much as I can to rebound next month.
I'm totally looking forward to the new, old work now!
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.i laid in the flowers and.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i listened to them hum,
i think i loved your hands
the most, even when they
flayed me to the bone
and i don't think i'm
supposed to talk about -
the devil, he said i've
lived one hell of a life,
you see, just read my
name out backwards,
and god ain't nothing
but a dog, so don't you
even go wasting your time
(i left my conscience pining outside the door)
Pumpkins!Happy Halloween! For those of you who have not yet figured this out, this is my favorite holiday. I love dressing up in costume, carving pumpkins, and watching scary movies. This is probably my last feature of the season, so I thought I'd feature some AMAZING pumpkin carvings to celebrate the Legend of Jack O'Lantern, an iconic Halloween legend!Pumpkins!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
My first pumpkin by Bueshang
Dragon Pumpkin Carving by wilderflower
Eye by PunkBouncer
Attack On Pumpkin by Saphire-Racer
Mogwai Pumpkin by TrevorGroveJoker Pumpkin by SteamboatLyssie
Punkie Pie by cake-monsterr
Portal Companion Cube Pumpkin Carving by ladybug95
Alduin Jack O' Lantern by Toxinogen
:la: Emoticon Pumpkin by danlev
Hogwarts Crest Pumpkin Light by johwee
Featuring Favourites XXVIIFeaturing Favourites XXVII2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thorin Oakenshield by FinngualaRadagast by kehchoonwee:thumb347032663:Bofur by TatharielCreations:thumb351432304:
Radagast and Company by Paperflower86At Your Service by Kinko-WhiteSmaug the Golden by Kinko-WhiteGandalf the Grey by panos4657
Sherlock by KatePowellArtAn apology by FantaasiatoidabSherlock playing the violin by MelniaThe Woman by AlessiaPelonzi
Professor James Moriarty Andrew Scott by eLfankaSketch Exchange - Arahiriel by KumagorochanJim Moriarty by ChicoBlueSherlock by BrainfruitEVERYTHING by A-Little-Night-MusicMartha Jones Doesn't Look At Explosions by onegemini
2012-12-25_benedict_cumberbatch_cop by HollywoodieI Owe You a Fall by N0rkssherlock by Sampl3dBeansSherlock by eLfankaMIND THE GAP by aidadada
Broken Mirror-Preface by ymymyBrothers by WuLiao-YuziSHERLOCK by lordofthepiratesVamp!lock for Petratodd by SempaikoSherlock's tears by 403shiomiFairy Tales by kimberly80Doctor who: Clara on Daguerreotype by DameEleusys
Sherlock Colors by EatToastVerita lux mea by A-Little-Night-MusicThe Omnivorous Reader by RileyStarkSherlock : Animated Series by Angela-T:thumb355181631:Thorin by art-imaginations
depressed Castiel by Gregory-WelterAnd then you got to wake up by ellaineHouse Stark of Winterfell by RandySiplonHouse MD by GrrrenadineCaptain Jack Harkness by bronze-dragonriderAllons-y! by gracifer
King Moriarty by dongomSketchbook: Cat (2) by CheshindaThe girl who waited by kleineHerzMitchell (Aidan Turner) by thewholehorizonSnow by Loga90
the timelords by littleulvarpond by littleulvarThe First Doctor - William Hartnell by The-Art-of-Ravenwolf:thumb3563619
The Inevitability of IndividualityI've been working on this for quite a while and I really hope you guys enjoy the result. I was looking through my favourites and it struck me how images with a similar composition can look so different, particularly of people. The phrase "The inevitability of individuality" came to me, and thus this project was born. Now, posting it, it feels like a piece of artwork in itself but sadly all the images belong to other people (click through and fave!). In any case the point of this art piece is to remind us all that no matter what we do we are uniquely ourselves. There's no point, and no need, to try and be someone else. You're perfect as you are.The Inevitability of Individuality1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Down the right hand side of this journal is a list of things that make up a personality... I asked for help from my watchers for this and I would like to thank bunocerous, camelopardalisinblue, Sister-to-the-Queen, Kyndsie, litfuse55, Phantasm1, shehrozeameen, KyaniteArcher, cskadoz, leyghan, nightshade-keyblade, GhostOfTheEmptyGrave, Eventua, @Soul-
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 februaryIt's 20 january which means time for a new give awayCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 february1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these
~A big thanks to our donators for the Month January
overtheact NecroPuke Swarelle Colorful--Melody 4yukimarukuchiki4 JohnnySlade stolichenaya Achiha-AztecaAshannemariekozieBubbleMelalinaHayaMikaImRocker Niji-Senpai KukaruzSpigaRoseFictionalMindOtakuKikiTo-Ka-Ro
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this
Rose contest - 1600 points give awaylieveheersbeestje and I hold a contest. We give away a total of 1600Rose contest - 1600 points give away3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What to do?
Edit one of our rose stock photos, what you do with it is up to you!
Fav this journal if you want to participate.
Use one of the roses below, you may use more of these rose stocks in one entry, but do not blend other (your) stock images in it.
Using textures is allowed. Tip: http://fav.me/d519cs7 / http://fav.me/d4i0be0
Do not use photoshop actions, you have to do the edit yourself.
The roses: (use one of the following stock photos)
Contest starts at thursday 6 June 2012. The deadline is 6 July 2012.
One deviation per participant.
Make sure you link back to one of our journals in your deviations description.
Send a note to *lieveheersbeestje o
Kira and Co.First: I usually don't notice similar messages, especially because my bank account is in the red and I do not have the opportunity to donate.Kira and Co.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I know the sender of the message and trust her and so I want to share this content with you. Maybe it helps a little.
To all who get these news too often, as I do normally, please do not be angry.
Just got this message from nicjo
"Off topic for art, but for a truly important reason.
Kira, a 6 month old mini dachshund, has been diagnosed with the neurological disease Hydrocephalus.
Help give her a second chance at life!
Please if you can help, no matter how small a donation, go to the link below.
She needs this operation to survive.
All the information about her is there, along with how to help her. Do something selfless this Christmas <3
PLEASE REBLOG THIS ON TUMBLR
Pokemon Fire Red Nuzlocke ArchiveClick to view nuzlocke rules and reasoning.Pokemon Fire Red Nuzlocke Archive3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That is what I'm pretty much doing now. Uhh. I am doing a Nuzlocke for my fire red pokemon game. Mainly because I love that version from the memories I had when I first played it xD So yeah. This is an archive of all the comics (so far). This would make it easier for me to update than every single comic.
Since I am at a loss of what to really post due to art and writing block, I'm going to post my comics for every part.
Fire Red Nuzlocke Synopsis
A girl, more or less classified as a hermit who doesn't do anything but sleep all the time and play video games, mysteriously wakes up in a windowless blue room with her gender being asked by a relatively familiar professor she remembers in her video games. Thinking that it's some sort of really cool virtual reality game, she lies to Oak about her gender and name. Setting off from the small and quaint Pallet Town, she begi
Transmographiers....more than meets the monoclethanks so much everyone for the great feedback on my steampunk transformers series. i have been getting a lot of requests to put them on shirts...well here you go, you will find the links to the store under each image. i just finished bumble bee and now i want to ask you which transformer would you like to see next? leave a comment and the autobot or decepticon that gets the most votes will be illustrated next. thanksTransmographiers....more than meets the monocle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
40-31-43Edit edit: I just want to thank all of you who commented on this journal and gave me your support. I really do truly appreciate it. I don't have the time to respond to every single comment and I wouldn't want my responses to be generic 'thank yous' so I'll just respond to you all here instead. Thank you, all you lovely people, for your continued support. You guys rock!40-31-4311 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Wow, I just want to say that you guys are all seriously awesome. I didn't imagine I'd get so much positive feedback on this! I don't have time right now to reply to all of your wonderful comments, but I want to let you know that I've read them and truly appericate all of your support
[Posted this last night on tumblr, thought it would be a good idea to post it here as well.]
Those are my measurements. I’m ok with them.
But it’s taken me my entire life to be ok with them, and even then, on a lot of days I’m not ok with them at all.
I just want
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
Watch depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
The Do's And Don'ts of FanfictionA list of little tips and quirks about writing fanfiction, or writing in general.The Do's And Don'ts of Fanfiction2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) For the love of GOD. If you're not a good writer, do not attempt to write anything with more than a comedic plot and a single simple pairing. Start out small, and work your way up. You will improve, I promise. But don't embarrass or misjudge yourself. Analyze where you are as a writer. And keep asking yourself "would I read this if I hadn't written it?"
Remember that genre matters. Your characters will act differently in a comedy than if they were in a tragedy. That brings us to our next topic.
Characterization is a HUGE part of fanfiction. The reason people are reading it, is because of the characters. Sure, plot and the quality of the prose is a very big deal. But the whole reason they are on fanfiction is to read about their ship. So give them what they want, without straying from the plot of your story. Finding a good balance between character development in your plot and estab
Magical Photoshop Blender BrushSelect the Smudge Tool. Click on Windows>Brushes (F5). Select a soft brush.Magical Photoshop Blender Brush3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click on Shape Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Size Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Scattering (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Scatter to 50% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
>Set the Count to 8.
>Set the Count Jitter to 80% and the drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on Other Dynamics (it should be highlighted).
>Set the Strength Jitter drop-down menu to Pen Pressure.
Click on the top right corner pull-down menu on the brushes window. Click on "New Brush Preset." Name your brush. Doing this saves your brush.
NOTE: The scattering is where this brush is most effective. If you want softer blending, decrease the scatter. If you want rougher blending, increase it. Feel free to use these settings on different brush shapes as well for different effects (such as watercolor, oil, etc. Try all those different textured brush shapes provided by Photoshop and di
resex - reset the way you think about sex"When an attractive woman walks on by and she has the power to raise desire in you it's almost like she's taking away something from you. I don’t know what exactly, maybe a little piece of your self-esteem or your pride or your confidence or your honor or your status. And in order to get it back it’s your task to get her to have sex with you.”resex - reset the way you think about sex1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Nobody ever said that to me – and they didn’t have to. Because when we started to talk about sex and women as young men it seemed to be everywhere in between the lines: When you’re attracted to somebody they take away your power and to get your power back you have to conquer them. It seemed to be what everybody was thinking without thinking about it. I guess it also works the other way around (with women desiring men), but it seems men are especially prone to this way of thinking.
Well, it’s one way to live your life. But I’ve made a conscious decision right there and then to look at it differently,
Seeing Things"There are many ways of seeing things. When you saw the thing and it looked beautiful to you, you saw it beautifully. Paint it as it looked then." -Robert HenriSeeing Things2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art and Points Giveaway! closedRESULTS ARE IN DERPSArt and Points Giveaway! closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all who joined :3 i was actually really surprised to see over a hundred entries XD XD XD <3
ALL WINNERS HAVE TO COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL TO GET YO PRIZES BY MONDAY OK :3 i think you will get a dev mention so i probably don't have to note xD
1st Place! :iconJengogirl: CONGRATULATIONS!!
2nd Place :iconNorthern-Projection:
3rd and 4th Place
closed kk thanks XD
Group contest!! Win one month premium membership!!Hello, our dear members!!Group contest!! Win one month premium membership!!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Its time we organized a group contest isnt it?
READ THE FOLLOWING!!!
3rd of April 2014
Draw!(digital, traditional, tradigital, mixed media...all acceptable! Also, manga, realism, semi-realism..all styles acceptable too!!)
Take a photo!
Actually, all medias accepted~
Fanart and OCs both acceptable.
It can be anything not just a flower or a sunny day! Everything inspired by spring is welcome! It can be a memory of spring, a beautiful dress, a shiny smile, a cute animal, etc!
HOW TO ENTRY:
First, you create your masterpiece.
Then you post it on DA.
[Star!] In the artist’s description of your deviation, you must provide a link to this journal and include that it is a contest entry.
[Star!] You submit your entry in the "Spring Contest" fo
Love is blind- Naga! Sweden x Blind! Reader~Part 2"Thiss is your ssecret?!" Mathis hissed angrily and slithered to the two under the willow tree, "You keep a human from me?! you know there iss a shortage of prey!" Berwald jumped and got between Mathis and his mate.Love is blind- Naga! Sweden x Blind! Reader~Part 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
"She is not for you!" Berwald glared down at the smaller naga.
"Ber, what's going on?" (Y/n) softly whimpered, but her voice was drowned out by angry hissing and yelling.
"I'm the king though!" Mathis struck at Ber, but Lukas and Emil dashed at Mathis, knocking him over.
"Run!" Lukas yelled, trying to hold Mathis down. Berwald nodded and turned to (Y/n), only to find a very angry naga with purple eyes and a light blue and white tail, holding (Y/n) by the throat.
"Tino, let her go," he hissed.
"No!" Tino yelled and dug his nails into her neck, making her cry a little.
"B-Berwald! help!" she grasped Tino's wrist with her han
Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.Hi everyone! It's been awhile. This post is a little important so I have a feeling im going to be making it a little long... Also, I'm doing it from my phone. So, there may be weird typos.Why I left DA + currently hospitalized.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't wanna read the whole thing here's a basic summary:
I left DA because of Internet hate which brought down my confidence; I got a lot of hate the same day I found out my grandfather died which really made it worse, I planned on coming back the beginning of January but I was hospitalized because of a bowel obstruction and I am still currently in the hospital and plan to come back mid February. Also I feel like shit.
Long version: I guess I'll start... With why I left. It's a really complex reason and I really hope everyone will understand, but I think there might be some people who just won't. And by that I mean, I am aware I have a handfull of followers who might feel neutral about my art rather than full out liking it. Or maybe I'm just talking about the people who don't really like my ar