TutorialIf I were to make a quick tutorial for youtube what would you like to see me paint (and explain) the most? I have lots of painting videos up (and also those LoL art spotlights) but a lot of people have asked if I could make some videos of my self painting a lot slower and with added commentary... so.. let me know what I should focus on.Tutorial3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My immediate thought would be to just paint a portrait of a character with some cloth and metal accessories so I can cover rendering different textures (hair, skin, metal, cloth) and some basic lighting stuff as well.
.if you were here i'd forget you again,.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
hack your name with a cleaver and wipe off
the ink on my apron, spend the rest of my days
stained black in the creases of all my fingers
and thumbs, i know there is a lesson waiting,
maybe in the summerlands i'll see a blinding
my funeral pyre,
lost in the woods it will come to me, wings clipped
and say, it's time you picked a side
and stuck with it, wear yourself down to your bones
and make it quick, he's coming, well what if i want
to sicken and die? lay my head in the hydrangeas and fade
from purple to blue, just wither away, okay? well
yeah but not in a day, i guess i'll have to stay
on the doorstep drunk, a waste of skin
and time, i hear
the bark of next door's dog and wonder
if he knows
(too many souls)
Species List (Added Hatlings)Lol I'm not sure why I'm making this... but I just feel like writing about random stuff.Species List (Added Hatlings)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here, I'll list descriptions my original species and other things here.
*If you want to use this idea of this species yourself, just ask me. Be sure to credit me for making the species.
*Make sure it says "Open" on the status before you ask me to make it.
*If it says "CLOSED" you may not make your own.
Bunnies and Cabbits
I never really said it before but there are different kinds of bunnies and cabbits in my adoptables/characters. Each of them have a different behavior depending on their ear type. The different type of bunnies are very different from each other, but all are generally nice and friendly. They're not as friendly as Cabbits however. Cabbits are very sweet and love attention and intimacy for whatever reason. They are a bit rare though since they're offspring rates are very slim. However this does not take away from their affection and love for anyone who is willi
.give me hearts withstanding their beatings.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
give me skins growing stronger
give me wolves seeking no other company
give me bluebirds who are in love with their cages
give me the plug of the ocean
give me gods face, the only thing you know
give me a sting, a cut, a bloodstream
give me a wound that will save me the effort of healing
give me a guilt i can wash off
give me the witches inside of your hands
give me tulips, red
give me the past laid out neatly in front of me
give me a name i recognize but do not know
give me the sun, finding himself
give me the language of birds
give me unclipped wings
give me the creases of water, the grid
give me pearl, mother
give me the taste of comets
give me the sound of ants under fingers
give me the home address of the divine
give me candles
give me my own kind of light
give me a destroying angel, the taste of heaven
give me the trembling of a mouse
give me a wreck, a rescue, a salvage
give me a darkness that is not self-important
give me bones, white
New Contest! Underwater World - Prize update!Contest Reminder!New Contest! Underwater World - Prize update!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The next contest is about underwater world. Everything you can imagine to this theme!
Join our 5th Contest of the group!
Show us your art creation about an underwater world. Show us your lost cities, your mermaids or whatever you can imagine!
Be creative and show effort!
These visual medias are allowed:
submit here: http
Useful TF2 Pyro Cosplay Linkshttp://tf2chan.net/cosplay/res/8.html Very useful threadUseful TF2 Pyro Cosplay Links2 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.ehow.com/how_7804905_make-pyro-costume.html eHow guide
http://www.brbuninstalling.com/forum/index.php?topic=4978.0 Good organized guide
http://www.etsy.com/listing/104831181/pyros-pink-flower-purse Pyro's purse on Etsy
http://www.viccouniforms.com/Red-Kap-100-Cotton-Coveralls-CC18-Zip-Front.html Red coverall, front zippers just need to be taken out. Blue ones are much easier to find!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91552139/team-fortress-2-class-emblem-choose-one Class emblem patch (the shop that I bought my patches from is closed right now, will update tomorrow when they re-open after a convention.)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271014474101 UnderArmour heatgear balaclava for under the gas mask
http://www.etsy.com/listing/105998356/green-brain-slug Triboniophorus Tyrannus (If you want to use it for your costume you probably will have to attach it to a black headbac
.life.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
of me, i keep
in the sun
my own in
light, i poke
of the earth
(to get to the good bit)
ProjectPorkchop Vol250ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2501 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Bees by nfaasHeavy Head by nfaas
.hatred.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
is in labour,
if i let it
Mara's Contest - info & prizes updatedWell....not really I just called it that so the song would get stuck in your head for the rest of the day :icontrollfaceplz:Mara's Contest - info & prizes updated3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What kind of contest is this, then? It's the kind where I shamelessly bribe you to draw my OCs in exchange for swag! But before we get to the delicious bait of my artistic trap, let's have a look at the rules and characters...
(je peux uploade une version francophone pour le concours si tu ne comprends pas cette version. Envoyez-moi une note).
Your entry must include one or more of Acaciathorn's OCs (more details just below).
You can use any art medium - digital, traditional, sculpture, photo manipulation, 3-D render, whatever - as long as it follows rule number one. You cannot, however, submit poetry or prose. Sorry!
You can enter as many times as you want in as many categories as you want. just don't hurt yourself
Follow basic Deviantart etiquette: no art theft or traces, please!
Advice and TutorialsSo this First Advice and Tutorial Journal will be on General Anatomy and Such. The second will be up to you so please comment below in what you think the next Advice and Tutorial Journal should be on.Advice and Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What I personally find the hardest to draw is feet and hands. I found that with a lot of practice and a lot of frustrating mistakes my feet and hands actually look at the very least almost the way i want them to be.
Now my favorite Style of drawing is Anime or sometimes semi-realism, and i find that by doing studies of the more traditional style realism actually helps improve my anime pictures greatly. For instance i would practice drawing my hands and feet in different positions holding different things and from different angles. I also find it extremely helpful while i'm drawing and i'm having a particularly hard time drawing a hand or a foot in a certain position i will stop for a
FAQI've been meaning to make a FAQ journal for such a long time but i was so lazy... and i'm not lazy now so here it isFAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are questions i've been asked a lot of times. If you have any other questions you can ask here C:
1. How do you make your flash comics? Can you make a tutorial? What programs did you use?
I made the flash comics art in Adobe Photoshop (or any art program) and i made it have buttons and so on in Adobe Flash. I'm making a tutorial but it's very long (already made 40 pages and i'm not even half way) so it will take a while. Here are some other tutorials that might help you:
http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Flash-Comic-Tutorial-214724929 by yuumei
http://chi-u.deviantart.com/art/Ultimate-Flash-Tutorial-129551876 by chi-u
here is a cool dA preloader http://devart.deviantart.com/art/Official-dA-Flash-Preloader-55057923 by devart
2. Can i use your art for a project or trace/copy/reference it?
Yes, if it's on dA please credit me in the de
ProjectPorkchop Vol245ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2452 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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.i think you know.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
of hair wound tight round a hand like rope
of thoughts that sail in and let down anchor
in the night, sleep drifting away on the black tide,
i think you know of god up in the crow's nest, keeping watch
his eyes have rolled at us so much they rattle, loose now
in their pits like marbles, they say he knows
i have examined the slides of my childhood, uprooted my body,
yanked myself out of my years with my own gloved hand
like a weed and stared in disgust, it's only natural
that you should still want to sleep with one arm over
your head, she said, don't you think?
i think the sun lit up
the world's scars
and felt bad, hung its head
through the horizon
and cried in shame
now i don't think it's ever
going to stop raining
(i am holding up my mind, i am shoving it in your face)
Hello watchers!Have I told you that I think each and every one of you are absolutely wonderful and amazing? Well, now you do!Hello watchers!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not exactly sure how you stumbled across my account, but I'm so thankful that you decided to click the watch button when you did^ _ ^
If you feel like you need to talk about anything or rant, feel free to note me. I might not be active art-wise, but I do check my messages every day.
Thanks for the ones who took the time to read this journal; you're the best <3 And I just wanted to say thanks for watching me, and I hope you have a fantastic day, okay!
.some need to know life.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
like the beasts do, the heron
the stray dog the cobra the salmon
dead in it's stream,
but i want to shed out of my skin,
don't want to be no white ghost no more
and i met a magician, got rid of
the dirt in my mind,
pulled my memories out
of my temple like napkins,
made a mess i couldn't clean up
on the pavement outside, no tip for him,
you're gonna have to excuse
the mess in my soul, i wasn't
been pleading with words for an
explanation, came home late last night
smelling of someone else's ink,
i think i saw the light then but
i heard the darkness too, i kicked them
out, now it's just me and my
crazy i keep in a tank,
watch him grow limbs and climb out
over the side, and now sometimes
he sits on my lap and i stroke him,
but he's getting too heavy to hold and
he's starting to speak for himself,
says don't drink that be good
i need you and you need me and you
know it, i don't think you can ever
truly know someone until you can admit
to yourself t
Hello and WHO ARE YOUUU~?Howdy, ladies and dahlings and germ-filled cupcakes of pure scrumptious and phantasmagorical delight!Hello and WHO ARE YOUUU~?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanna say something to y'all. It is something simple and perhaps a tad quaint, let me say. It is a story about you, or a part of you, or a part of you that you are in denial of, or your dog. Except your Chihuahua. Forgiveth me, but they are big-eared rats with snouts and the breath scents of Doritos.
The message story whateverthehell is this: YOU AIN'T PERFECT AND SHALL NEVER BE PERFECT EVER IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, even if you were to wish to God or Walt Disney and they decided "okay," then rained a bucket of raw perfection upon you.
Sorry, love, but perfection sucks anyway. C:
As a homosapien of strange manner, it is a general thought to strive down the path of perfection even if it means sacrificing every brain cell in your noggin and every tissue of confidence you have ever had. To be beautiful, like the light. To be accepted, like ink on an essay.
Official DeviantArt ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests.Official DeviantArt Contests4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "" icon marks US Only contests
Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge - Deadline January 25, 2015
Anthro Challenge #115 - FFA January - Deadline January 31, 2015
Wonderland Contest With Awesome Prizes! **ENDED**HELLO EVERYONE!!Wonderland Contest With Awesome Prizes! **ENDED**3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am holding my first ever contest this month and am very excited!
CONTEST RESULTS HERE: http://o0demonwolf0o.deviantart.com/#/d539yq1
The theme for this contest is; SPRING/SUMMER IN WONDERLAND
Basically, what you have to do is draw the Alice in Wonderland character(s) with some sort of Spring or Summer theme to it.
It could be the Mad Hatter at the beach, Alice and the White Rabbit having a picnic or the whole group of characters enjoying some ice-cream! Whatever your creation can come up with
THE CONTEST WILL RUN FROM MAY 3 TO JUNE 3 **EXTENDED TO JUNE 10**
**can be extended if needed**
TO ENTER. YOU MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL AND POST THIS JOURNAL AS A LINK ON YOUR PAGE SAYING "WONDERLAND CONTEST WITH AWESOME PRIZES!"
Anyone can join! just comment below and I'll add you to our list!
The judging will be based on:
- background /10
- effort put into the piece
.you still got.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
a heart that beats in halves?
a mouth like a bear trap,
don't kiss me -
that anchor tattoo
on your foot, it still holding you
down to the earth?
that skull on your chest,
you still dead in there?
i told you i wouldn't
but i kept my eyes fixed
on the exit,
and if i'm being honest
i spoke in the tongue of my own,
i was out of that door like a shot
what a buzz -
a hive full of angry words,
queen of the nest
full of hate but the honey is
sweet when you smoke them
all out of the way,
get them drunk get them
leaving my mouth
(hope it stings)
Is This A Hate Message? Please read -Is this a hate message? Please read and have your say on the subject -Is This A Hate Message? Please read -1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I just received this note to my inbox here on DA:
"David you are a blessed young man with TREMENDOUS talent ppl can only hope to aspire to but a spirit that has been hurt by so many ppl over "who you are". If u trusted and believed God like u say you do then trust Him when He says youre sexuality is not okay. u get scared because you dont know howw to"get rid of it" but its a spirit, i garuntee you. A member of a local church i know of had been delivered from that homosexual spirit that plauged Him for years!!! You may think it cant be done but if you believe in Jesus Christ and have accepted Him then there is NOTHING He can't do!!I say this with all the Love in my heart. God wants to bless you and turn you into a message for lost souls all around too^^"
How lovely it is to see that people hid their true thoughts behind compliments and smiley faces...
At the end of the day, act
.lies can slip.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
through your teeth
gets caught in
(i wish it was a lie, that i'm your flesh and blood and i wish it was the truth, that i hadn't been drinking)
.and god-.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
i saw the moon
leaking into the sea,
a great big silvery slick
on the waves
and as i held my hands up
to the hole in her side,
she smiled and soaked
(gentle, gentle, she doesn't have long)
.a mother says to her son.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
can you feel the world lodged
in your rib? do not tell
me you can't, it's right there
and let's not tell god
anything about this, let's give
him the silent treatment like
he's giving to us,
sometimes i wake up wanting
to shred myself into ribbons
tie me up in a bow and send myself
to your doorstep with no
return address and let you deal with it,
you're not listening and you're not
understanding, you're too busy
trying to read all the text, but
i can go days without speaking
one word, got a habit of holding my
breath diving into my own mind
for hours, blue bottomless pool
river veins with the bones of a dream
drifting through, some stuck on the
banks all dried up and thirsty, this
shark tooth reminds me of you so i
press it in hard, still not one single
drop, a baby raccoon floats by with
no life but wide eyes, i know you'll
pray the horned god sends him
straight to the sea, drown him out
with that voice that says maybe
next year when you search for