121 points giveaway! The winner:Hello, sweeties (:121 points giveaway! The winner:3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 121 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ random from my gallery:
Thank you everyone who participated.
The winner is :iconkaro666:
Congrats, and enjoy your points (:
Left Renderosity Today...Well, it's done. I finally left Renderosity. Well, the gallery area that is. Yes, I still hold an account there for 3D content, one never knows when they'll get some get stuff in I might like. Currently, they're turning out too many repeats or recycles where characters are concerned to worry over missing anything. But, it's a part of my daily cyber website surfing. My favorite vendors there are StudioArtVatarian - TruForm - Odnajdy - and a few others. Will always support them!Left Renderosity Today...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why I left? As a writer, I create art that is inspired by the stories I write, or stories I plan to write. They want you to submit images no larger than 512kb. Which means when I do a render, I have to butcher the quality of the work I've just put hours, and hey, sometimes days into creating and rendering. I do all of this postwork - make corrections, compile images with backgrounds sometimes and then save it. Including saving the larger image. Well, doing this after a few years gets you a CLOGGED art fold
Devious Journal EntryOnly 6 more days to go!!!!!!!Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Check out Dragon Fin Soup now!
- We got Greenlit on Steam!
- Reached our Base Funding Goal!
- Reached our first Stretch Goal!
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Fan Appreciation Giveaway- Ends Tomorrow!While cleaning out my studio recently, I came across some old drawings- in particular, one from 2011, for a ‘Watership Down’ themed group show, that still has my notes on it.Fan Appreciation Giveaway- Ends Tomorrow!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm running a giveaway in honor of all of you fans that have kept me going since then.
Simply like or leave a comment on the facebook post, on the instagram one (mllemia), or on my blog by February 1st 12pm PST- I will pick a winner at random and contact you via private message if you win : )
One entry per method, please! Each entry will count towards your chance (so you have a maximum of three chances to win).
Good luck, and thanks so much for your support!
Reflections of Life - Giving for NothingIn a world where mostly anything has at least a measurable monetary value and where even us, human beings are valuable or not depending on our skills when we seek for jobs, its difficult, to find any trace of kindness of someone doing something for nothing, and when I mean nothing, I mean actually no reward of any sort that can be tangible; money, objects, materials, or verbal appreciation for what you are doing.Reflections of Life - Giving for Nothing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, it makes sense right?, why would us do something for nothing, its quite worthless, actually, quite stupid...
I am quite happy to acknoledage that this is not my case, and I am sure many people will complain or argue about that, that Im wasting my energy, wasting my potential, wasting my time or my hole life with that attitude.
Art is a great example here to put on top of the table, because we artists, not always but most of the time, make art for the sake of it, because we love it, and do not expect any kind of retribution but you from enjoying what you are seeing. I don
The Wall of Pin Ups, August 2013Enjoy the hot wall of pin ups for this month, thanks a lot to Jedimike for helping with the suggestion in many of the artists included in this issue!..The Wall of Pin Ups, August 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taina 3 by JedimikeLet's.Shake.Some.Dust. by Tanit-IsisLucy by RenanMoraesBarbarella by ted1airPink Rubber by MisamonTattoos 2013 by xeracxSuccubus Clarissa by hooksnfangsFreshly Maid Bomber Nose Art Pinup Girl by Chuck-BaumanTake Off Your Panties by JaaaiiroC.E.L.I.A.S. MARK II by DoctorSoullBlue Bird by GreenStrangerCommission - Pippa Creme by jfsouzatoonsMy story, My tragedy. by Sarah--ElizabethJanet Planet Colored! by NicoleBruneCop Pinup by AlixBranwyn:thumb384654868::thumb135795017:Octopus Love by cassiaramoneOlivia Munn - Psylocke by Ben-WilsonhamSweet and Innocent color ver. by eHillustrations.+:PaRaDiSe RaVe:+. by Goddess-MayuraStay Unique by KiwiArtyFartyLiz Taylor by daekazuThe Smoking Gun Cafe by ShooterMHarley Quinn by MarcelTheSouzaJustice Mag - Catwoman by ArtgermPinup With Window Blinds by NinaMierowskaPin-up by RammothShauna of the Dead by ShooterMPower Girl Cleans House Commision by frelncerFactory by tekkoontanLaure01 by KillerRuAnchor Maid by joe6peckBK18 by rekitSkull-F*CKIN Teddy Bears by H0LL0W25Tyra Kadney 26 by NecroMensReaSpring Bath- Yang Guifei by shawli2007Fur by kamo-kamoSabina in Latex by MarcoGuaglioneD. Thoris by MarioChavezSavage Tiger by FranchescoPerfect Business Model by drawnblud:thu
The Professional Artist-Client ToolkitI was just reminded again to spread this around - a crowd-sourcing effort for a really great project to give freelancers the tools they need. It's headed up by a great group of artists and I can't think of anything more useful that we're really *lacking* online right now. A website with lawyer-reviewed contracts and advice on getting professional work? YES PLEASE!The Professional Artist-Client Toolkit2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please check it out and help them meet their fundraising goals! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pact-professional-artist-client-toolkit?c=home
Grim FeautureGrim Feauture3 years ago in Personal More Like This
her mouth are .... by m-gosia spells of hysteria by Inextremiss
LOCK PICK'S RANT SESSION:icontso1:I hardly ever bitch about anything, but today my mood is dialed down enough to do so. Earlier today I was browsing the Internet- typical of the today's routine- and had come across some phenomenal masterpieces as well as some potentially filled candidates- that always have at least one retarded remark, simply to either dig skin or because they have some stupid personal vendetta. 'Your work sucks lolol..' Or 'your anatomy is horribly off, it looks like a backwards cow...' Etc. the latter is hardly a critique and the former is clearly an insult, and by far the humorous part of the whole ordeal is nearly everyone who posts such a comment has a blank page, or is narrowly skilled in comparison.LOCK PICK'S RANT SESSION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are plenty of people I may not care for, but it's not worth my effort to go out of my way to argue a point, but even so, I can still respect them as a skilled or aspiring artist.
Art is creative, inspiring and supposed to be fun. Within an art community you would feel you'd be right a
Important Update Regarding sxc.hu Stock and ArtI'm sure many of you are aware of the situation with using stock from the website sxc.hu. I wanted to bring you the final word on the use of their stock in photomanipulations. (Keep in mind that they should never be used to create premade backgrounds.) Our Community Volunteer Aeirmid has shared the latest update from the sxc.hu's version of the "help desk."Important Update Regarding sxc.hu Stock and Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jade received an email as part of a mass BCC email to the dA users who expressed concern over the situation. Here is a quote from the response:
"1. The rights granted by sxc.hu license are very limited and specific. You may not use sxc.hu images in photo-manipulations or digital collages. Furthermore, you cannot create any derivate works with the use of sxc.hu images. There appears to be a common miscomprehension and some appear to believe that 'if the use is not prohibited then it is permitted' - this is not true. It is clearly stated in the license agreement All rights are reserved unless otherwise gran
Public service announcementThis deviantART gallery is my damn gallery. I am the one who started the account, I am the one who keeps filling it with art that I create and enjoy. I will not, I repeat: I WILL NOT limit myself or degrade myself as an artist just to please some of my viewers.Public service announcement3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are watching me, I assume you do so because you enjoyed what you saw when you stumbled upon my pics. If you do not like what you see, however, please find that handy [unwatch] button and click it. It will take only a fraction of the time that you would waste flooding my inbox with angry, derogatory and offensive notes explaining in great detail how bored you are seeing multiple images of my Skeev and Losh characters, and how disgusting you find that most of those images represent a gay relationship.
Your raging homophobia and complete lack of basic social skills are YOUR problem, and yours alone. No one is forcing you to keep coming to my little corner of dA, no one is glueing your eyes to the screen, making you look at a
Another one of those facebook pages...http://www.facebook.com/FantasyPicturesOfAllKindsAnother one of those facebook pages...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feature #16 (Photography) Watch the barrier as it bends. by noritsu-koki no title 61 by ABrito :thumb296074324: Waiting by x0fallenangel0x my nothing by Flubberwurm Hotel by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS Sawarna by Hengki24 At the Gates of Manala by DpressedSoul time traveler by mj-magic A Moment Suspended In Time by xMEGALOPOLISx ID by Saturns-Child Raven by surrealistic-gloom . by Greyguardian Raven King by lostknightkg Predator by antoanette Cliffs at Lyme Regis by akaBadMedia before dissolution by augenweide battlefield by augenweide Prison by mehrmeer _Ghost Of Laura Palmer_ by SorrowScavenger tree on the hill by anjelicek :thumb212905104: destiny is dead III by LostOneself Through The Mist by mheuf Untitled by AlexandruCrisan :thumb130996487: :thumb269132156: I can't by StrangerLyri Unconscious mind by AlmAArietis You Are My Solitude by MartinStranka :thumb285913516: :thumb287050975: let me go by EbruSidar 829 by SlevinAaron the year i was born by SLpImpressions I'll never stray again by mehrmeerFeature #16 (Photography)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featured by the Wall!OoooKay members,Featured by the Wall!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to start this new incoming month with a members features,
directly choosed my the authors.
And this is the result:
Great Horned Owl by Severen13 Jack Sparrow 2 by Severen13 by Severen13
Red passion by KalosysArt Magic sounds by KalosysArt Missing dreams by KalosysArt by KalosysArt
:thumb180129627: :thumb199111895: :thumb255416617: by Unbearable-Lightness
Hala'szba'stya by LadyCarnal Meet a swan by LadyCarnal Shooting star by LadyCarnal by LadyCarnal
Dreams of Lothlorien by dalifan-teresa Dragon Feed by dalifan-teresa Glistening Fringe by dalifan-teresa by dalifan-teresa
:thumb272475883: :thumb211748815: :thumb283653607: by j3ff3rson
Rainy Day by BiBiARTs In the Darkness by BiBiARTs Dreaming Mermaid by BiBiARTs by BiBiARTs
:thumb288125744: :thumb171612172: :thumb210591033: by KassidiKeys
Garden in Kyoto by great-queen-morrigan A Ballad of the Last King Of Thule by great-queen-morrigan Jitka by great-queen-morrigan by :devgreat-queen-morrigan
5 Tips From Me to YouTo be taken for what it is - ramblings of a weirdo. A weirdo with a heart of gold, and good intentions.5 Tips From Me to You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Look for Inspiration Outside of Your Medium
One of the biggest mistakes I see is people only gathering inspiration from art made out of their own medium. Admiring your fellow -insert artist type here- is fine of course, but make sure to mix in a slew of other sources as well. This will help keep your art unique and fresh and help you steer away from trends.
My personal inspiration tends to come from digital and oil painters, fashion photographers, movies and my favorite: people watching.
Don't Blame Your Equipment, or Lack there Of
This has to be one of my biggest pet peeves. The artist that blames their equipment or the fact they don't have what they "need". "If I just had -this- then I would be sooo much better! ...But I don't so oh well". I can not stand this line of thought. It's pure poison. Rotting the m
Problems with the Rebrand: ImpressionsI appreciate that you're attempting to re-imagine yourselves in order to accommodate for the feel you get from the community, but there are some big problems with how you've chosen to go about it and some of the indirect implications of it, mostly via. interpretation.Problems with the Rebrand: Impressions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First, by your tone and word choice, this seems less like an invitation to join a community and more like a command to conform. "This is your first impression of deviantart": regardless of how you actually view whatever part of the community you are, THIS NARROW VIEW WE HAVE ILLUSTRATED MUST BE HOW YOU SEE US BECAUSE WE SAID SO. People don't like being told what to do; it encourages the rebellious spirit you admire, but unfortunately it poises it against the speaker. I don't think that image is what you were going for.
You also have a very long and beautifully designed section saying what deviantart IS: "Edgy", "Weird", "Boundary-Pushing", "Rebellious", etc. All the keywords for "kids these days", which makes it kind of a
Stolen art sold at conventionsHey guys! I had a great time at SacAnime but while I was there, I saw a vendor's booth called Hidden Supplies selling sakimichan's Kakashi paintingStolen art sold at conventions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked her if she gave permission for this or not, and sure enough, she didn't. I think it's safe to say that the rest of the $25 mats sold at the booth were also using stolen art, but I don't recognize any of the artists. Here are some photos of the booth and all the mats are also listed on their website https://www.hiddensupplies.com/index.php?routeroduct/category&path=71. Please take a look and report the images you recognize to the respective artists so that they may take the proper legal actions against these these people. Thank you!
How to suggest a Daily DeviationHello!How to suggest a Daily Deviation2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to one of our polls at Traditionalists, there are many people who don't know how to suggest a Daily Deviation - too many, really. In this article you'll learn all about suggesting DDs: it'll be focused on Traditional Art category, but the general rules are the same for all the categories on dA.
So you've just encountered an outstanding work - or had one for ages in your favourites - and you'd like it so much to be seen by everyone on dA. Before you suggest anything, you need to check if its author had a DD within past 6 months, as one deviant can have only 1 DD per 180 days. How? Add "dds" to their profile address, so:
username.deviantart.com would turn into username.deviantart.com/dds
You may also reach that page by clicking "browse" in deviant's gallery (top left, between "feat
Ho Ho HoHo Ho Ho1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(below ismy obnoxious holiday ad)
Yes, It is in fact that time of year! Time for Artist's to shamelessly pimp their crap out in hope someone will value it as a Christmas gift idea :icongiftplz:
:iconfacepalmplz::iconsaysplz: "Bloody hell, man. I'm still coasting high on the fumes of Halloween"
I know dear child. I know. However if you've been breathing for at least 10 years, you should know that Christmas in all it's obnoxious, seizure-inducing glory starts the MINUTE you eat your first piece of Halloween candy, regardless of whether you celebrate it or not! !
Copying artwork then selling it for profitnote: Please, if you're going to debate, be courteous and have basic manners, and not turn this into a typical internet argument.Copying artwork then selling it for profit10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll probably delete this if this blows up badly, since I just want to iterate this one thing; so please, be courteous.
I didn't think I needed to address this at all, actually, but here we are. Please also note, I'm not here to debate with you (edit: Unless you have read all of this very carefully and not just skimmed it like some of you debaters are doing). If you think that it's okay to copy or redraw and then sell the copied art, that's great, please take it up in your own journal or maybe even the forums; i'm sure you'll find a lot of people to debate with there . There's been drama a'brewin' somewhere, don't bring it here, because my issue isn't with the artist in question anymore (for the most part...), but rather with the fans (some who are decent artists themselves so i'm more baffled about that) who think tha
Introducing Improved CommentsWith over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. Whether mentoring one another, providing artistic support, or checking in with a friend, commenting is one of the site's most used and loved features.Introducing Improved Comments1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to release the first in a series of improvements to comments.
The Featured comments option allows deviants to showcase the most meaningful or interesting feedback they’ve received — helping those comments stand out from the rest. When someone leaves a feature-worthy reply on one of your deviations, you can now highlight that comment from the pencil menu.
Featured comments on deviations are highlighted and denoted with a special label.
Whether it’s a flubbed
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
Recommended artistsComics and FunRecommended artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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