Skipping School for VideogamesHi there Ryceballs, its story time again. So come over and sit on papa Ry's lap, this will be fun. I'm gonna be talking about how I used to skip school to go home and play videogames, I used to do this a lot. Now before I begin I just gota say.... kids DO NOT skip school, get those grades cos you'll need them in the future! My grades at school were terrible, for good reasons too.. like this whole truanting deal for one. Im REALLY lucky that I am still alive today I swear. SO DON'T FOLLOW WHAT I DID, Im bad influence ok. Got that? GOODSkipping School for Videogames2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, the cool kids would skip school to bring their hot girlfriend home for some hardcore snogging. While kids like me would skip school, then go home to spend time rescuing Princess Zelda. My parents were really strict though, I was only allowed to play my 64 on the weekend and only an hour per weekday, I always wondered if they were actually Ganondorf's minions. Yo the princess needs to be saved wat r u doing?! What wins is that I liv
Random FeaturesRandom features! I was going to make a huge news article feature, but then dA got rid of the news section, so now I'm going to see if I can do a ginormous journal feature instead. And just in time for Christmas! :iconreindeerla:Random Features4 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, here are 5 pieces from each folder in my favorites (except the stock, I'll do a different feature for that because I have a ton of it fav'd )
MYTHS, LEGENDS, AND FAIRY TALES
The Snow Queen and her lover by Alicechan hades and persephone 2 by sandara Theme 54- Tower by Animeshen minotaur by timacs Advice From A Caterpillar by Simanion
Narcissus Gazed by 3feathers Summer Holder by shvau4 Time to Create by SILENTJUSTICE A Pleasure by Ferelwing David by Lady-Blueberry
London Twilight by IHaveSeenTheRain Keys to your heart by HQheart Thieves_Sanctuary by 4lexandr0s Through the time... by WhiteHikari Watchtower by david-rf
TATTOO AND T-SHIRT DESIGNS
:thumb149826796: Carousel 2 by knezak :thumb2
Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Recently my team and I worked tirelessly on a project to help improve the gallery descriptions and thumbnail examples. While that project was indeed tedious with almost 4,000 categories in our system, it was also educational. What I learned from sorting through thousands and thousands of categories was that we have a lot of redundancy and a lot of categories that seem to have been created on a whim that are now simply homes for junk.
Over the years, the desire to appease niche communities and people who just wanted a specific area has led to some categories that go up to 4 levels deep, and it's really no wonder it's so confusing for people to figure out where to submit their artwork.
The conclusion I've come to is simplicity. While I'm not about to rip apart everything and make 6 stand alone categories, I do believe that there is a lot we can do to simplify the category tree. That includes some of the following:
1. Merging categories that ma
CONTEST on Soulcollectors is open ...[more prizes]The February is coming to an end and March gives cause for hope on the spring. The nature wakes up slowly, and in the air smell is a spring.CONTEST on Soulcollectors is open ...[more prizes]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After the long winter, spring is one of the welcome seasons.
The world becomes more beautiful with each day!
So also the theme for our competition...
"Colors of Spring" :iconyellowdancingflower:
Spring is associated with ...
Trees and lawns get fresh green, crocus, tulips and daffodils bloom and all what you want. Bright colours of yellow, orange, red, blue and green.
Let your thoughts flow and be creative...
You must be a member of the :iconSoulcollectorS:
The following categories are admitted...
Traditional Painting and Drawing
Digital Painting and Drawing
PhotoManipulation and Mixed Media
Fractale, 3D and Collage
Only ONE entry per member is allowed.
Your deviation must be new and original for this contest.
All works must be submitted between 24th Feb
New soft for CG painting!Дорогие художники, интересная новость. На рынке софта появилась новая программа для рисования – Paintstorm Studio.New soft for CG painting!7 months ago in Software Reviews More Like This
Программу создали наши соотечественники, так что не проходите ми
dA How-to: #1 Getting attention on dAI recently made a poll about a series of journals on how to do things on dA and due to most people wanting to see them, I've decided to kick off the series today~dA How-to: #1 Getting attention on dA4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every Friday, I'll post a new journal for the series.
I have a few topics I want to cover, however I am open for suggestions from others if there's anything you want to see~
How to get attention on dA:
deviantART is a very big site. There's millions of users on this site and even more deviations. So it's no wonder that often times, it feels like your work is just going under in the massive flood of content on site. That can be pretty disappointing.
Imagine you just wrote a story, took a photo, drew a picture or made a craft that you're amazingly proud of. You want to show it off, you want to share it.
You post it, you get a handful of faves, maybe one comment or so.
And then... nothing.
Maybe you have one or two watchers who always comment on your deviations, those very loyal people
Do you want a feature 22... finishedFeatureDo you want a feature 22... finished3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Alright... the feature is finished. And OMG I got so many comments. So it took me a while to make this feature. I said that I'll feature first 80 thumbs, but because so many of you wanted a feature I decided to post them more. So I featured first 136 thumbs. Unfortunately I couldn't feature more, cuz I get errors when I want to put more thumbs. I hope I'll be able to make this kind of articles more often. And I hope you'll enjoy this feature and give these artists more love If you want you can fav this journal, so that featured artists will get more attention which they deserve. Thank you
+ My work The Way I Feel was featured in digital art collection by 3dtotal called PRIME.
+ And my first traditional tutorial I made
Wacom Presents: Bring Your Vision to Life ContestThe response to the Wacom's Bring Your Vision to Life contest was truly awe-inspiring! With over 9,500 submissions, it was deviantART's most successful contest to date! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who entered, as well as to our great judges from Wacom (who had a very difficult job to do.)Wacom Presents: Bring Your Vision to Life Contest6 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Once again, we have been extremely impressed by the creativity and talent of the deviantART community. We are proud to announce the following winners (including Community Choice, chosen by YOU!) Let's check out who's getting their hands on a brand new Intuos4!
Wacom Intuos 4, Medium
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Magic Knight contest - Win great cash prizes!Hi everyone!Magic Knight contest - Win great cash prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all I want to say thank you for :iconalltheoriginalnames: and :iconrealm-of-fantasy: for letting us featuring our contest here.
We're working on a Card Battle Game, namedly Magic Knight, which will be released on Yahoo!Mobage this late April or mid May.
The game is now hosting a contest for card entries, with cash and in game prizes! Also the opportunity to work with us more in the future!
We have unlimitted slots for runner ups, with prizes too! Which means as long as your entry is appealing to us, you can win something!
Below will be some some briefed info.
For detailed information, please visit the original journal here:
You will find even more info from the comments, so if you're interested in joining, they will help you a lot!
To join this contest, your task is drawing a card of your own magical girl that will be a part of your army. Create a new helper!
It's a card battle game, and if you're familia
Update and policy *PLEASE READ*Hi folks,Update and policy *PLEASE READ*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I realize I haven't been on in ages. Work and life keeps me pretty busy, leaving me with little free time. However since I see a lot of the same questions (and problems) popping up in my mail box, I decided it was time to leave a general afk FAQ up so people can read this instead of messaging me.
1) Are you available for commissions?
Unfortunately my schedule and full-time commitment to my company keeps me busy. At this time I am unable to accept any new work proposals. Thank you for your interest! Perhaps sometime down the road.
2) How do you draw _____? What brushes do you use?
I get this question a lot, and to be honest I think this deserves an honest answer.
I learn by observing and through trial and error. I don't give shortcuts because there are no real shortcuts to drawing. There are shortcuts to speed up production and maximize time efficiency, but that is a part of the professional world and shouldn't be a substitute for a lack of understanding any drawing or paintin
300 WATCHERS!! Thank-You-Raffle! (CLOSED)EDIT: Raffle is now closed! I've consulted with my trusty number generator, who concluded that the winners are...!!!300 WATCHERS!! Thank-You-Raffle! (CLOSED)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to everyone who entered this raffle!! I wish I could draw for all of you, honestly but I don't have the time and energy to do that. ;__; I love you all so so much and I really do appreciate every watcher I get. <3
And now, congratulations to the winners. <3 I'll note you three shortly and will hopefully finish the requests during April! Please bear with me as I'm not the fastest. Thank you. ;v;
Omg my goal was reached! I'm so grateful guys and your positive feedback on my last journal entry really inspired me to draw more (and try new things!). I'm super super flattered by all the nice comments, faves, and views you give my deviations! (and some of you are
Donators Special May ...Donators Special May ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks so much for your generous donation to the :iconsoulcollectors:. We're very thankful.
A Morning in Spring by Angelles-LaVeauThe Succubus by Angelles-LaVeau
Jaguar by chridaikaIslaender by chridaikaLove and Trust by chridaika
Boots 1 by SamanthaJordaanBrothers by SamanthaJordaanFlamenco dancer by SamanthaJordaan
Nelh Edern by VirginieCarquinAllegory of Spring by VirginieCarquinVesaro by VirginieCarquin
Root by OkashyThe Observer by OkashyMurder by Okashy
Bouquet of birch trees 2 by surrealistic-gloomSunflowers Decaying by surrealistic-gloomForest Road by surrealistic-gloom
First Guest by RaiechaDauntless by Raiecha:th
Queen Bee Sneak PeekQueen Bee Sneak Peek3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, I have been trying new technique that involves creating a more detailed and defined two tone underpainting. This image was created using Burnt Umber and Titanium White, mixed with glazes of Walnut alkyd oil. Once all of the elements of the image have been added, I am going to apply thin washes of color .....continue reading on my blog!!!
Contest! (Deadline extended):icontsuzusa::icontsuzuya:Contest! (Deadline extended)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So sorry for being late to tell u guys that the contest will be extended to 1st Dec like what I said on the previous poll ;; this will be the last extend, so I hope u are okay with this ;v;
Hi everyone! :iconlazywaveplz:
So the time has come for the contest me and :icontsuzusa: planned! >vv
:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finishedMPG Project ~ The Prize Stash ~ My Gallery ~ Stock Rules:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finished3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks to the magic that is random number generators the winners have been selected and now i'm just waiting for them to respond to my notes
Hey guys The-Average-Alex here.
So as the title suggest i'm giving away 40 thousand randoms from all over the internet..... to the highest bidder... starting bid is at $30....
No seriously though Digital-Art-Club is close to having Forty thousand members!!
You have no idea how excited i am, we've come a long wa
Sing 'Yesterday' for MeA week ago, my favorite manga 'Sing Yesterday for Me' came to an end after 18 years of serialization. To celebrate the end of the most important story in my life, I decided to do a little fan video about this manga.Sing 'Yesterday' for Me4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Took me five days to make a storyboard and paint all the scenes.
Lines are done with pencil on paper, colors done in Photoshop.
All the scenes are based on the original scenes and characters from the manga.
Music: Bambi by Tokyo Police Club
Compositing: Denis Pisarev, Pasha Vasin
If Im born a girl, I would be sluttyWARNING: CONTAINS SEXUAL REFERENCES, stop reading if you are under 18. If you are over 18, I would prefer if you read with your pants down for the full experience.If Im born a girl, I would be slutty3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Above is a visual representation of what I will look like if I was born a girl. The answer is I would be a hot big boob sexy Asian chick. How did this thought came about? It started when my friend omuuu asked me today. "What do you think of your appearance?", and I was like "i think im decent enough to not scare people away, and look quite handsome from some angles and lighting". Then she asked "if you were the opposite gender, would you have changed in either aspect?" and that got me thinking. I actually stumble upon this thought a few times before, and in all scenario I always end up a slut. Let me explain.
Did you know that if you are a girl, you get bonus face points? Like if you are born an ugly guy, you remain an ugly guy. However if you were born an ugly girl, you are still a girl and pe
I'm impressed ... mostlyEveryone is unique & as such we all have different likes & dislikes. However, the only lesson every sage throughout history (from Jesus to John Lenon) has ever extolled has been to live and let live. As such, it is our mandate as human beings to coexist peaceably & tolerate all people. Now I realise vaginas aren't for everybody & even if you're so inclined, we all have preferences (blonde, brunette, redhead, shaved, innie, outie, etc). When I put myself out there again with "Vagina Mine" after such an intensely abrasive assault, the self-critic in me expected a negative backlash. The feedback, however, was overwhelmingly positive. In fact the four photos have been up for only 4 days, they have received over 79 comments (& 5428 views, at last count) with only ONE (1) negative message. I didn't justify his filth with a response, but I thought the transgression was grave enough that I've decided to publicly shame him here:I'm impressed ... mostly3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~Androidlove69 1 hour ago
"woman pussy is the most ugliest shit I'
Tip of the Day: OpportunityTip of the Day: Not all lucky opportunities are meant to be taken. The key is identifying the right opportunities.Tip of the Day: Opportunity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Don't Drink the Turpentine!Hello folks! I've been meaning to discuss this topic here for a while, but I always forget! Well, this blog's topic is about dunDUNDUUUUN studio safety! Now I know, I know, the majority of you, myself included, don't have a private studio to work out of. Your studio may be you livingroom, bedroom, basement, or garage, but there are definitely precautions to be aware of while you're madly creating art. Note: none of this information is here to scare you or deter you from making whatever art you like, it's simply here to help you develop safe studio practices.So let's get started shall we?Don't Drink the Turpentine!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This part is specific to those of you who use traditional materials to make your artwork. The supplies we use today are much MUCH safer than those the old master's used, but there are still chemicals and materials you need to be aware of for your own health and well being (as well as those around you). I'll list the materials by
update New Hacker group activethank to CHRISwillar for the updated information.update New Hacker group active3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey members ; this is just a small warning - there's currently a hacker group going around on dART that steals your login info by using already hacked accounts. Simply, by use of coding, this group has changed the url path of several accounts (one of their tricks is by posting a comment on your works, claiming it has been stolen, followed by a link), so that when you go to visit their profile page, you are instead redirected to what seems to be the dART login page. But it's not! If you take a look at the url, you will see that it's in fact not a dART url at all. This what the fake login page looks like:
One of the victims is ~neomoti - she has been accused for being the hacker, but this girl is not at fault; the hacked account is no longer in their possession however she has opened another instead to start over -> XxneomotixX she explains it in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Skills ContestOkay I've been wanting to do a contest for a very, very long time but I have never had the time or opportunity to do one. So here we go:Skills Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There will be 3 categories you may submit 1 picture to each category so you can potentially have up to 3 submissions. A winner will be chosen from each category. You can only win 1 category. If you win multiple categories your best category will be yours and the second place category winner will be chosen in the other category(ies).The 3 category winners are the 3 participants eligible for further placement and prizes. Of the three category winners an ultimate winner will be chosen by poll vote. The other two will fall in second/third based on the poll. You do not have to use my characters in these pictures but you may. These categories are meant to test/hone specific art skills vital to being a successful artist. Even I haven't mastered all (any...) of them. Please even if you don't feel like you will win take th
It'll happen to youSpooky words from Abe SimpsonIt'll happen to you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's safe to just assume that most people in their mid 20's right now were raised by The Simpsons
I know it's still on, but i have no idea if its still popular or if anyone still watches it..
But in my slice of time growing up in the 90's, Simps was on every single day! Several times a day!
After school, by channel flipping, i could lineup 6 episodes every night
and I did!
But I recently saw an episode again, that i loved as a kid, and scared the crap out of me as an adult
When the episode aired in 1996, i was just 10 years old, just as Bart was.. is.. permanently..?
I identified with the kids because my own parents didn't have a clue what was cool.
In 1996, i was Bart
Now i am 27, 17 years later i watched this episode again
and it all rang familiar to me for a horribly different reason!
I HAD BECOME HOMER!
Now I too find myself perpl
Free art giveaway! - CLOSED!The winning numbers are: 4, 10 & 8Free art giveaway! - CLOSED!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say thank you to all 67 watchers!
As my thank you gift, I will be giving away 3 Chibi (Style of my choice).
All you have to do is fav and then comment in this journal. Using a random number generator, I will see who wins!
NOTE: You must be a watcher to enter < O <
Comp ends tomorrow
~ MiyuThe winning numbers are: