Anthropomorphic animals =/= furriesI'd like to take a moment to discuss this topic.Anthropomorphic animals =/= furries1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's a lot of controversy about what 'furry' means. It doesn't really have a set definition.
Anthropomorphic is a definition for anything with human features. Anything, like a toaster. So, all furries are anthro, but not all anthros are furries. Some artists dismiss this term, and some use it.
I don't think it's okay to call other people's anthro characters for furries unless they do so themselves. They might resent the term, therefore it would come as an insult to them - it does to me.
Well, the furry community has a bad reputation.
On sites such as FurAffinity, which is dedicated to anthropomorphic animals, has an ocean of pornographic content which range from clean to what-the-fuck-eww. People who draw and commission these kinds of things usually refer to themselves as furries. Their characters usually do not have properly developed personalities (some purely consisting of slut
To all you aspiring artistsI just felt like giving a little motivational speech, based on some questions and feedback I've gotten from young, aspiring artists.To all you aspiring artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you say you look at my art and get inspired, and I just love hearing that because that's just what I want; to be able to inspire! It also inspires be back, because I know very well how it's like to work your butt off and not feeling you're getting anywhere. And I can relate when some of you say you actually lose all motivation when you see my work (or others' work, of course), because you feel you could never reach that same "level". I was there too, I've felt just like you guys! I have also had the nagging feeling that my art might not be good enough, but those thoughts are all stupid. Yeah, they are. I'll be rude enough to say that right now.
Art can be very frustrating in your "growth period", if I can call it that. And while being your own worst critic can help you grow, it can also tear you down and destroy everything called 'motivation'. So
FULLBODY REQUESTSI'm gonna do the promised RequestsFULLBODY REQUESTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
you was wishing for Fullbodys with a transparent Background?? ? ´v´
so here ya go tho
READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT!
-post only 1-2 refs!
-no ''you can decide wich of my characters you wanna draw''
-you have to be a watcher
-NO FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
-please feature this journal
thank you ´u` <3
Weekly Update: Interpretative Writing ChallengeWith careful review and considerations, I am proud to announce that we are to begin a new challenge for the group community.Weekly Update: Interpretative Writing Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge is simple; take a song or an image (or one of both, but no more than one of both) and create a short story of no more than 15,000 words. The genres open for use as the main genre of your stories are Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance and Horror.
The prize for this challenge is a front page feature of the winning works, sorted by first place in each genre, then second and third places.
Date of conclusion for this challenge is pending, but it will likely be within mid-July.
You are free to use whatever images and music you wish, however I shall provide some starting ones for people who are at a loss for ideas.
Dragon and Captive painting by dashinvaine Fire and Water at Play by DragonsAndBeasties Winter Dragon by Lumaris
HTL-183 by TheXHS :thumb1150
To all my watchers, fans and visitors...I wanted to write this little journal entry to just thank every single one of you for all the support and love I've been getting.To all my watchers, fans and visitors...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, you guys all mean so much to me, and I'm not just saying that! I really mean it!
Ok, I've probably said this before; but if it hadn't been for you guys, the SPIKE novel and that whole project of mine might not have been continued at all. And, well, yes, I know I haven't uploaded anything in forever, but I never gave up on the novel, I kept on working on it, figuring out details, planning the future chapters, editing, and so on.. and that's all thanks to you guys and the feedback you've given me!
I am truly grateful for that. I really, really am...!
And I'm sorry for not replying to all of your lovely comments, notes and such... I do read it all though, and I appreciate it all, and I wish I had the time to actually reply to every single message I get from you, but it's not all that easy.... But as said, I read them all, and I love all the love you'
People who take commissions/requests and TranslateIcon:People who take commissions/requests and Translate1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Four Days Left to Enter the Writing Tournament!Submissions will be accepted until February 19th! We will accept all submissions sent in on the 19th. You can win a subscription, points, features, as well as other goodies like free commissions!Four Days Left to Enter the Writing Tournament!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a reminder on the contest information...
This is a tournament for all writers welcoming prose and poetry! It will be a grand competition spanning three rounds of literary challenge! First of all, you must be willing to write for each of the rounds over the coming months.
There will be judging at the end of each round and those who progress to the next round will have to write a new piece for the next round's theme. A new participants list with the surviving writers will be released upon the announcement of the new round.
To sign up, join the group as a member and submit your entry to the Tournament Round 1 Folder.
Round I Theme: Imminent Menace
Interpret at will.
Anthro Challenge #105 - WarWelcome to the 105th installment of Anthro Challenge!Anthro Challenge #105 - War1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
If you have any suggestions for themes, please feel free to comment on the front of our group or send us a note! We are welcome to new ideas from the Community! What themes do you find more challenging vs others?
AnthroCommunity | anthrochallenge
Contest Deadline: March 1st, 2014 - March 31st, 2014
What Your Challenge Is
War can be a powerful thing and with it, it's visual representations. We want you to depict a scene that involves the theme "war". This could be protesting against it, your character engaging in war, etc. However you feel this theme moves you, we want to see it!
Your Art Piece Must Have...
You MUST have "Anthro Challenge" somewhere in your TITLE to count! (( You can abbreviate it by saying "AC #" ex: AC #104 )).
COMMISSIONS OPEN + get free art for advertising!/EDIT! As of 25 Dec 2012, all the slots for free sketches are taken. Further advertisements gets you a thank you and my love ;u;/COMMISSIONS OPEN + get free art for advertising!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of things have been going on irl, and bottomline is, I am a foreign exchange student from the Philippines in France who just got her passport stolen (along with my wallet orz). While I'm fixing all the issues related to it (and don't fuss, I am fine and dandy '3'), I am currently just bumming at my dorm waiting for papers and other embassy-related stuff.
(/ ' 3')/ SO I DECIDED I'M GOING TO ADVERTISE MY COMMISSIONS AND DRAW ALL DAY! \('u '\)
I'm also just very ashamed that I have to make my parents pay for all the fees I have to go through to get a new passport orz
...Or I was just really bored and made this:
GET FREE ART
If you advertise this journal I would also like to offer you my body a free sketch Nothing special, just a single headshot/bust sketch to show my gratitude ; u ;
OMG! An Islamophobic movie!Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],OMG! An Islamophobic movie!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WARNING, LONG JOURNAL
To tell you the truth, This journal entry should not have been here in the first place. but because of the fact that some Muslim brothers and sisters may not always know how to react in a way that reflect their true intentions or aim, I feel the necessity to write something about this issue and express my personal opinion about it.
From time to time, we hear about some people making sick cartoons depicting a corrupted doodle of the last prophet of the God, Mohammed -peace and blessings be upon him-. sometimes we also hear of some movies made for the sole purpose to vilify Islam and insult the prophet. I am not going to discuss whether these people have right to express themselves in such a way or not. the subject was covered countless times and it is pointless to repeat. what I want to talk about is the Muslim reaction and how it should be.
Usually, when we hear of such things (movie, cartoon, book...) we hear of the rea
Daily Literature Deviations for May 16, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for May 16, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for May 16th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
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cats PLZ collectionLets have a nice cats PLZ collection. Suggestions on PLZ, on sorting into comments!cats PLZ collection4 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconseriouscatplz: :iconsexyseriouscatplz: :iconnotseriouscat: :iconmrbigglesworthplz: :iconpeterplz: :iconwhutcatplz: :iconpolaquinho: :iconcutekittenplz: :iconmanulplz: :iconomgcat2plz: :iconmonorailcatplz: :iconschoolcatplz: :iconashtonkittyplz: :iconangrycatplz: :iconcatpls: :icondontmesswithmecatplz: :iconkittenhiplz: :iconkittehplz: :icontoygerplz: :icongreycato-oplz: :iconwhocarescatplz: :iconpangetcatplz: :iconmurreplz: :iconbasementcatplz:
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second Spike Plushie complete!yep, I've finished my second Spike plushie, and I might put him up for sale - I just gotta figure out a nice price for him first.. (feel free to come with suggestions! )second Spike Plushie complete!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've taken some photos of him with my cellphone. I'll take some better photos of him with my camera later. But I uploaded those cellphone photos to my Photobucket account in a public folder, so hopefully you'll be able to see him here:
(I hope the link works.. )
He's made of soft 'minky' fabric, and faux 'luxury shag' fur for his hair - which is very easy to style; no need for hair gel
He's approximately 20 cm tall from toe to ear. He has small buttons for eyes, and he's just very soft and cuddly
Literature Gallery Restructure UPDATED GALLERY STRUCTURE PROPOSAL - JULY 29Literature Gallery Restructure2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Remember that time there was like a giant discussion about how there should maybe be microfiction and flash fiction and short stories and novella and novel-chapter categories and it was like, whoa that's a lot? Well, we had another discussion and decided to go back to the way things were a long time ago: we're proposing to ditch the length-level categorizations for prose. No more figuring out whether your work is flash fiction, a vignette, or a chapter before submitting.
Original journal below the totally relevant GIF. (Everyone loves it when GRRM does that, right? Right?!)
If you haven't browsed Literature lately, it's a mess. Sure, some of it comes from people whose work truly transcends genres (ever read the Library of Congress classification for Gravity's Rainbow?) and some of it comes from how people choose to interpret certain genres.
But a lot of it comes from people having troub
10 ways to get motivatedDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to get motivated1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Motivation is such an important part of our lifes. Without it, we wouldn't get anything done. It's the reason why we do the things we do. And when we have the lack of it, then It can get quite depressing and give us an anxiety that keeps us away from making artworks. And it sucks. So here are my 10 tips that have helped me over the time and I hope that It'll be helpful for you too.
Have some inspirational quotes all around your workplace. Put the artworks you adore as your desktop picture. See them as motivation, something to strive for, to remind yourself what matters to you and trigger positive thoughts. Try to write an inspiring letter to your future-self - about what and why you want to achieve and whenever you'll feel down, read it and you'll be inspired to move on.
Discovering new songs or playing the old ones - that
500 Point Giveaway #8How to participate:500 Point Giveaway #82 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Add this journal to your favs.
2. Write a new journal about this giveaway, and include a Mention of me so that I receive a notification of your journal.
3. Include what I do at dATrade. For example:
:icondatrade: is holding a 500 point giveaway! http://fav.me/d6v4e7s
At :devdatrade:, you can donate points for an easy way to receive watches, llamas, favs, comments, and critiques!
10 points = 5 critiques / 10 comments / 10 watches / 40 llamas / 50 favs
Go check it out today!
4. Optional: For an extra raffle number, comment below with the thumbcode of your favorite artwork (by another artist) that follows the theme of Green. The thumbs will be put together into a feature next week to be shared both at dATrade as well as TheExhibition.
Where to find thumbcodes:
Deviant Art PLZFor more Phrases go to: http://plz-icon.deviantart.com/journal/Phrases-Plz-300243452Deviant Art PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
101 Point Giveaway (WINNER)I felt like making multiple journals for all this was too much and people could come back and check this.101 Point Giveaway (WINNER)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Wow. You guys sure had interesting answers, you surely made me think again about living forever.
Now, I know you all want to know who the winner is... So here it comes..
The deviant who wins 101 points with number 75 is.....
Since I came back from a long time of inactivity. I thought I should give you guys some points for the long inactivity.
The rules are the same as always!
If your new here are the rules.
FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL!
That's it! c:
If you watch me. THANK YOU! Every month, I will do a watcher feature choosing 10 random deviants to feature starting the first day of next month.
Please no alternate accounts to enter because if you do. I will find you and I will disqualify you.
This is optional but if you want to do it to please me please answer my question!
Pewdiepie Plz Account ListLast Updated January 21, 2013Pewdiepie Plz Account List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
101 points giveaway!! (Closed)Hey there guys!101 points giveaway!! (Closed)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm hosting another giveaway for you guys, since I missed you guys soooo much!!
101 points is being given away (lol, I wanted to add an extra point, just because I'm cool like that. cx)
So, all you guys have to do to enter is favorite this journal!
That's pretty easy isn't it? No watch requirements, no nothing. Just a fav will be sufficient.
But before you guys go, I have two questions for you:
Who (or what) inspires you?
What is your best piece of artwork (post a link here so I can admire it!!!)?
You don't have to answer these questions but I would like to see!
Make sure you stay informed for my next giveaway, right after this one. I'm planning on letting you choose one of your friends so they can win points as well as you! Details will be in next journal!
I have a better idea. Check this poll: http://djmotes.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3506937/
You want these contests to c
[CLOSED]100 Points Giveaway! Update[CLOSED]100 Points Giveaway! 2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The giveaway is now closed.
The winner is
Thank you for participating! I have some points left around so will be having another giveaway soon enough ^^.
Be sure to check that one, too.
As I promised, here is another giveaway!
All you have to do to participate is
fave this journal
The giveaway will end on November, the 19th, 00:00 (GMT+2).
The winner will be decided randomly with the help of random . org
I wish all the participants good l
Pedobear PLZSectionsPedobear PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs 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.Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/
2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
Summer time :3 and much more info on stuffSo yeah, today was the last day of school for me. It's a good thing, and a sad thing. Three of my favorite teachers are leaving, so I'm gonna miss them ;_;Summer time :3 and much more info on stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But this means I have more time for artwork and Join.mes and stuff.
I do apologize for the lack of artwork lately, through an odd series of events I just kind of feel weird, kind of sick. Plus exams.
So with all the exams and studying and stuff, that had already left me tired as hell. And then yesterday when walking home a weird wave of nausea hit me, but I still had to walk home. So when I got home I just kind of grabbed my cat and collapsed onto the bed. The whole experience left me a little sick, but I think I'm better now, hopefully.
But it left me not wanting to do anything, which is why I haven't been doing anything. But now that it's summer that means I can rest all I want which means I'll probably draw more, and the Join.mes just force me to draw because chatting is fun.
Good news though; a while ago I had the game 'Monster