The Little Girl BlinkedThe little girl blinked and he was gone
Unsure if he was ever really there
But she knew that something had inspired her
To do things she wouldn’t normally dare
A teardrop too many he once told her
Had brought him from the shadows of her mind
As those around her began to wander
Across her imagination's fine line
But now he seemed to have walked away
As she found the life she had long sought
He slowly drifted back to the shadows
From her notebook and her beautiful thoughts
And the fools around her carried the spades
Burying him with her imagination
With an epitaph etched on a tombstone
‘Here lies my potential for creation’
Though he never existed beyond her thoughts
He was as real as a chrysalis on a tree
The butterfly perhaps was her freedom
The caterpillar was her memories
But she still sees his face in the reflection
Of her brown eyes in the cracked mirror
Knowing that he is alive and well
And is always going to be with her
People never understand reality
We are just
For A FriendIts ok to cry.For A Friend2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its ok to let your feelings out.
Its ok to speak your mind.
It's ok to let the words issue from your mouth.
It's ok to let them leap from your lips.
Being strong is not always the best for you,
Bottling the pain in brittle bottles.
'Cause those bottles always break and what they once held;
can comeback stronger.
The feeling immersing you in grief and sadness.
Robbing you of light and casting you into darkness.
Making your heart become cold, causing you to fade.
Don't be afraid darling, we will guide you.
You are safe. <3
Poetry Feast. DD Material VerseMy beautiful friendsPoetry Feast. DD Material Verse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have always tried to support every poet here on DeviantArt, and always looking for more new poets who need the support of all of us. Been featuring poets and reading many many poems, I discovered that the most beautiful poems are written by those poets that nobody knows about them.
Amazing concepts, extraordinary imagery, and so much heart and soul. Each one of the following poems deserves a Daily Deviation any day and most of them are less than 10 fav.
Remember,support the unknown poet. and beautiful comments. And, please this Journal, so many more can read these amazing poems.
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art. This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on. But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too. We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.Fake art - why care and what to look for3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
What We Know KnowWe used to think a smile meant you were okay,What We Know Know2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We were wrong.
We used to think “I’m fine” was the truth,
We thought wrong.
We used to think depression and sadness were the same,
We were horribly wrong.
A smile can hide so much pain.
A smile on their face,
A sobbing person that night.
“I’m fine” are two simple words.
Sometimes they speak the truth.
Sometimes it’s a simple lie.
Depression is hidden,
In someone’s soul,
To never be seen.
We used to think we knew the truth about pa
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeStolen from :iconAbelPhee: through :iconTeggy:30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Yes. Frustratingly so.
Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Yes!
Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. Aww. Can't this be easy, like stick figures and magic things pouring out of my fingertips? 8C
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
1. Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself
2. Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference
3. Draw a figure that's in action,
10 Minute Poetry Raw Challenge! (for points!)so here's a new thing to do. I wouldn't really call it a contest, but even so. (it's sort of a version of the "draw this again meme", but for poets)10 Minute Poetry Raw Challenge! (for points!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
you will get 5 for completing this!
No time frame, runs from now 'til the end of time
RULES 'N INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Go to the dA submit page! (the part where you can submit text)
2. Set a timer for EXACTLY 10 MINUTES! (or less)
3. WRITE FOR EXACTLY 10 MINUTES! (this is a poetry only thing, so poetry only)
4. Submit whatever you have written after 10 minutes (submit to any folder it applies to AND LINK IT TO THIS JOURNAL PLEASE!)
5. Put this in your description or something like it: "For the 'Poetry Raw' Challenge from Another-Poetry-Group, written in 10 minutes or less!"
5. Take what you have written in those 10 minutes and use it as a basis for a separate piece of work (still poetry)
6. Spend as much time as you need adding to your piece and cleaning it up
7. submit this piece as a ne
Staying Strong...Not the easiest thing in the world. -.-Staying Strong...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I basically wanted to make this journal to let you guys know... That I have horrible days too. We're all in this together... Keeping each other optimistic, keeping each other strong.
And I promise to be there for you guys (And I hope you guys are there for me too!) even through the hardest of all times.
I want you guys to know that YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO LOVE YOU, and pssst!! ... i'm one of them
I hope you guys are staying beautiful and wonderful <3 and hey, you're amazing, remember that.
So yeah. I'm not having the best day... But I hope you are having the best day ever
the attentive eye"To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again"the attentive eye3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright InfringementNever needed to keep a journal. I decided to install it today just to post this.Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a terrible story about an user that had a complain about copyright infringment, in which she was not the owner of the copyright over the original character as the original belongs to Lauren Faust / Hasbro. The girl unleashed her fanbase (other than all the other pricks around the internet that have no other interesting stuff to do and find it funny) against a Community Manager, Administrator of Deviantart, which i find to be an otrageous thing to do.
I searched for a simple yet effective description of what Copyright means and i found it surprisingly non other than on the respective bashed admin's journal, as a very old entry.
Probably if the people would have bothered to browse and read, they would have been illuminated why the admin took the actions he did on the so often posted screenshot.
What I want to do here is to use the overall issue to compare the differences between copying, plagiari
.my grandfather.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
says tall girl, i'm not gonna
be here in time, and
tall girl, when i can't remind
you no more, please remember
how far you've come,
considering, please remember
how far you've grown
My Love Story and HeartBreakWe were in 4th grade and we sat together in class...i was quiet, shy, and rarely smiled back then. But this didn't stop him, as soon as we sat down he said "Hi, you're Avery right?" I quietly replied "Yes" and continued to remain silent.My Love Story and HeartBreak3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The next day he wanted to get to know a little more about me, and so i told him about my dramatic older brother, my over reacting stuck up dad, and my bossy rude mother. He told me a bit about himself, he's adopted, favorite color is Green, he's always really busy, his brother bullies him, his moms rude too, and his dad is a guy everyone at our school called "balloon dude."
He then became one of my best freinds, i told him everything, he was nice, sympathetic, smart, and funny(or at least tried to be!) I talked to him everyday, and it never really occured to me about love then.
At the last day of school that year he announced that his mother wanted to move him to a different school, i fe
Procrastination PoemRoses are sometimes redProcrastination Poem2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomatoes are too
This poem's about Procrastination
As I have projects that are due
I know what to do
And which project goes first
But my mind says no
Because screw the rules and Whale-sharks are awesome
I may had stopped caring on the second part there...
215.555 kiribanNEXT:215.555 kiriban3 months ago in Personal More Like This
will win 100
Kiriban! (win free points)
Only one winner.no less or more than the number.favorite this journalHave fun!
185.000 will win a headshot sketch
190.000 will win 100
195.000 will win 50
200.000 will win 100
205.555 will win 100
210.000 will win 100
Featuring 3 amazing artists!
500 Points Randomly Rewards ( March 2013 )Contest: Random-Draw ( March 2013 )500 Points Randomly Rewards ( March 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contest Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one 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 25 winners .
and 20 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconpdgzandrdbzluver: (number: 16331 )
:iconKushell: (number: 10039 )
:iconzekaryah: (number: 16253 )
:iconharpphotography: (number: 13070 )
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A Cup of Creativity Challenge!My last challenge (The CCC - The Crayon Creation Challenge) turned out to be a load of fun and produced some unbelievable artworks! I thought it was time to do a new challenge. From the poll, there seem to be plenty of you to take partA Cup of Creativity Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's the point?
* For fun
* For the challenge
* To try something new with a non standard medium
* I'll feature everyone on my page for a week with the art from this challenge
* For my favourite piece, I'll give away my coffee creation as a prize (and if it sucks, I'll do you a drawing instead)
What are the rules?
* Paint a portrait using coffee as your medium and nothing else (well, maybe a tiny bit of graphite for your sketch and tiny touches of your choice of white/black medium for highlighting/darkening choice areas, but that's it!) Your art must be at least 90% coffee.
* Paint whoever you like, but it must be a painting that you have put time into; I won't accept halfhearted or obviously rushed entr
Friends Feature 5:iconmarion-tank: :iconyaybunnyplz: :iconmarion-tank: :iconyaybunnyplz: :iconmarion-tank: :iconyaybunnyplz: :iconmarion-tank: :iconyaybunnyplz: :iconmarion-tank: :iconyaybunnyplz: :iconmarion-tank:Friends Feature 53 years ago in Personal More Like This
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:iconunwantedifell: :thumb256180844: :thumb303294676: :thumb305648595:
:iconullises: Romance III by Ullises Lisbon Oceanarium by Ullises Locked Doors II by Ullises Santa Margarida by Ullises
:iconartistjulie: :thumb302738302: :thumb302366035: :thumb301072063:
:iconadreamer41: NarrowStrips by Adreamer41 TheRoad... by Adreamer41 APartOfTheBlue by Adreamer41
:iconadrianismyname: Big small world by adrianismyname A gift given to us by adrianismyname
.think i'm mad.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
as a hatter,
i want to sit and
drink tea with the dead
for a while
on a sunday afternoon?
just cos i like to
trace the patterns in
the woodwork on
the table with my fingers
when we're talking,
something has been
and it's us,
with words so well
used that they're now
we can't even tell what
they mean anymore
(still cramming them into the distance though)
Halloween Hoo Doo Contest!NEW DEADLINEHalloween Hoo Doo Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
New Contest Deadline
The vote for the most popular drawing will be from:
14 November - 17 November
If you don't make the cutoff for the vote you can still enter the contest for the main prizes until
You just won't be part of the voters choice section.
:iconvioletheartplz::iconorangeheart-plz: NOW PRESENTING::iconorangeheart-plz: :iconvioletheartplz:
HALLOWEEN HOO DOO TWO
:iconlovepurpleplz::iconlovegoldplz:Celebrating all that is Halloween.:iconlovegoldplz::iconlovepurpleplz:
THIS IS A TRADITIONAL ART DRAWING CONTEST.
Grab your wand of choice and conjure up anything you can think of that represents this fabulous holiday. From black cats, the full moon, bats, pumpkins, scarecrows, creepy creatures to witches and warlocks.
.twenty three nightmares of being.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
on the operating table,
my surgeon mumbles something about getting right
to the heart of things, i might feel a little sting not unlike
that one i got on my wrist when i was
younger, but no, that's not working,
would it be okay if he were
to dig a little deeper? -
something crawls up and over the edge of
the bed, yes she did cartwheels
at the crematorium because
sadness was never that much fun anyway
and to be honest it was cold and a little too quiet
inside, there was no need to kiss her
on the forehead again - and if you bump
into the evil, sister, come and let
me know -
about how i wanted to
slip through that crack in the pier and smash through the
stained glass surface of the sea,
shatter and curl up on a pew with the eels below
and simply flounder, watch the world from
underwater, grow some
i'm not really sure why it's that big a deal
if i'm sick -
this is my body and
this is my love
Chinese New Year Art Contest! EDIT - Since, over the last few days, a lot of people have been contacting us asking for more time, due to school in many cases, we have decided to extend the deadline for entry until Saturday February 18.Chinese New Year Art Contest!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In just a few short weeks The Lunar New Year a.k.a Chinese New Year, will be upon us! It's the Year of the Dragon!
To celebrate, 4th Dimension Entertainment will be holding its 1st ever Chinese New Year Art Contest!
The theme of this contest is: The Year of the Dragon!
It is a pretty broad theme because dragons are awesome, and we want contestants to have a lot of choices in how they work with the concept!
The rules are simple: Create an original piece of art.
You must incorporate art, characters, symbols, and/or imagery from one or more of the following 4th Dimension Entertainment series:
Thank you for the support - feature #01/2012Thank you my watchers for the support! Have a nice springtime!Thank you for the support - feature #01/20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
sunset by AkaneK
:thumb294399991: Angel in a feild by ACPTSYGM
Thames River by ada06 albufeira beach by alexander-no1
An Impression of the Light 5 by Amalphi Fitzpatrick Bros. Malden by Andromeda37
Under my umbrella by Adsarta Royalty.... by ANDROXA
Something Old And Forgot III by afternoonkid the way we get by by anesthtize
Forest Lake by Ahalteke Lonely by angelheart05
Birthday Girl by A-Handful-Of-Hope A View of the Sea VIII by angel-of-darkness29
I follow your step by Alvar909 Cliffs by Vanyahani
You had the key... by Ann-MarieLoponen Vases by aniN-Nina The River 2 by AlanaLayce
Rainbow Spokes by AkikoDestroyer End of the pier by ak21626
Venicien - Ice by Alabastra H A R M O N Y by anjusha
bridge to dream by a-b-n Golden Light by Annerea
Cliffs of Malta by AlbRai78 Broken Past by annagiovannini
Ghostly... by billndrsn Monochrome 8 by annou2
:thumb207436586: Burning Hate by Antidromic
London Photo Collage #007 by alkemie21 To The End Of The Jetty by AntonioGouveia
Tarnica by Alphabeth Little Traveler 3402 by anubis281
i've got nothing by Alternativeproject Secret Garden 10 by ariellemika12
Challenge 6 - Angel/Evil - Top 5Congrats:Challenge 6 - Angel/Evil - Top 52 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry for making you wait for too long. This challenge doesn't have much entries like last challenge but more quality entries. That makes me so happy it means somehow we are improving. Isn't it cool?
Now I would love to announce 5 top entries here:
:iconsirocco-rc: - :iconmollus: - :iconlu--24: - :iconYun-Afezeria: - :iconAeylan:
Trust me, I want to have top 10, not only 5 at this time so bad cause there are some very nice other entries too. That's why it takes me more than a week to choose top 5 ;^;
And for peoples who couldn't make it this time, please don't be upset. As the point of this challenge is not for winning but for improving and it's like a motivation for us to draw/work more on art .
Please never stop working and improving your skills. Well, I have to back to practicing more now too, ^^
Please don't forget to drop all loves for out wonderful entries: http://hellobaby.devianta
It's poem time!I'm sorryIt's poem time!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That I'm rude, annoying, a freak.
That I'm always so anxious and mean
Cause I know all I do is upset you
And make you nervous....
You don't really love me....
If you do, prove it.
Maybe I don't deserve your love,
I'm a horrible person to talk to anyway
And all I do is throw all my problems at you...
Point is, you're awesome
Your care and gentleness is everything to me....
That I don't deserve.
And I'm NOT awesome.
Not at all.
Stay the way you are, and never change.
Cause I love you way more than I could EVER love myself.
Summer Art Giveaway! (Fourth Winner drawn)Hello, everyone!Summer Art Giveaway! (Fourth Winner drawn)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summer holidays have now officially hit and what better to do with all this free time than practice with my art? Plus, I'd like to have the opportunity to draw different types of characters..
How do I enter?
To make things easier than my last giveaway, I'm going to request that people favorite this journal instead of just leaving a comment. That way, I can use a random number generator and then use the favorite numbers to decide who the winner of the draw is! So be sure to favorite this journal and hey if you'd like you can also leave a comment
What will I be offering?
Now, here's the catch. If I do draw your name in a draw, I will note you and ask you for your request. You are allowed to request a certain character-- but I decide the format, the pose and everything else. Give me as much info as you can and I'll try to portray your character right: but there's no telling what kind of format things will be drawn in! Chibi, portrait, fullbody, halfbody..? It's