Gallery Makeover ProjectHello everyoneGallery Makeover Project2 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
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
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 slutty2 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
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 Contest5 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
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]2 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
Do you want a feature 22... finishedFeatureDo you want a feature 22... finished2 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
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
Painting with values - TutorialHeyy guyss just wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, while there was no way I could reply to all of them, I certainly read them all!Painting with values - Tutorial8 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are awesome
Second news of the day: I updated my Youtube channel art AND name, yes name, to better match the art tutorial website I've been working on with a couple friends in the past months.
Anyways, I say everything that I can in this video, check it out!
And here is a tutorial on painting with values, hope you like!
random ass feature 23!I apologize for being so tardy with this one, I did a massive feature on my other account and ran out of energy. Things have also been interesting around here so . Anyway, enjoy!random ass feature 23!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cupid Skeleton by DellamorteCo Damned by tina1138
:thumb365384713: Skeleton redux by Alchemic-Illusion fly. by mou-s
Switchblade Knife Fights by enmi Metamorphosis by mou-s
Blind Maid 1 by LabelYad 330 by StudioUndertheMoon Fly Away Sculpture by Lucky978
Project KT: Lavena by Smilika Stfu by prince-buggy At World's End by Idhrill
Maybe you are crazy by Elena-NeriumOleander
A very small man can cast a very large shadow by jacksmith1994 So Cool by RileyStark Towards the Sun by RobShields Lover of the light by Seluias
Flow of fire by Lyraina Drowning by erynlasgalenphotoart
Mists of Time by 99shadows Longing by EnchantedWhispersArt Snowy Forest by grrroch
Ode to a hanged man by annewipf
Webcam AbortionsAbortion is a topic I have trouble understanding why it is even debated. What makes me more perplexed is the same people who are 'ultra-pro-abortion' are the same people who are exploiting the deaths of Sandy Hook.Webcam Abortions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, Obama's Science Czar supports Eugenics, Abortions up to the age of 2(I have even seen 3) as well as forced abortions and population control http://www.pop.org/content/president-obamas-bizarre-science-czar--dr-1958 http://www.examiner.com/article/science-czar-john-p-holdren-s-disturbing-beliefs-about-america-capitalism-and-humanity
The liberals don't care about those kids who were killed in Connecticut. They were salivating at the mouth the moment it happened as this would give rise to the final straw in their anti-gun agenda. Infact, after the Aurora Movie Theater shooting, Bloomberg was already preparing propaganda for the next mass shooting, and the shooting that followed Aurora was Sandy Hook http://politicker.com/2013/03/after-aurora-how-m
Update and policy *PLEASE READ*Hi folks,Update and policy *PLEASE READ*2 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
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
CONGRATULATIONS FANNIBALS & Bryan FullerHANNIBAL IS RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASONCONGRATULATIONS FANNIBALS & Bryan Fuller2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Article says this guyyyyyyyyyys OMG
"Hannibal" has been renewed for a second season, NBC announced today. The order is for 13 episodes, which will debut midseason or later.
The Bryan Fuller series, starring Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen and Laurence Fishburne, debuted in April to 4.4 million viewers and a 1.6 rating, maintaining fairly solid numbers despite a timeslot that put it up against CBS' successful "Elementary" and ABC's juggernaut "Scandal."
“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling,” NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “There are many great stories still to be told.”
While "Hannibal" was awaiting renewal or cancellation news, other outlets, like Amazon and a cable network, had expressed interest
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'
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 Features3 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
Queen Bee Sneak PeekQueen Bee Sneak Peek2 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!!!
:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finishedMPG Project ~ The Prize Stash ~ My Gallery ~ Stock Rules:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finished2 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
Korra on Saturday...So, I don't have cable at my apartment; we just have internet. Not like I haven't watched episodes 1 & 2 ten times already, but I thought it would've been nice to watch the on air premier (I'd go home to my parent's house to see it). Then I got called to babysit Saturday morning 9:15-12:15 and realized I couldn't watch Korra. u___uKorra on Saturday...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
LeechesHere's an average summary of a private message that I receive on a weekly basis:Leeches1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just came by your profile and saw your art, and was very impressed. I think you have a very nice art style. Now I'm working on this project. It's called <project>. It's an awesome story about <subject>. I'm currently writing the script for it, but I'm planning to make a visual novel. I can't tell too much about the story, since I don't want it to be copied, but it's going to be really cool. The point is; I need illustrators. I'm an excellent writer, but I can't do illustration at all. And therefore, I wanted to ask for your help. I need about 60 pages illustrated and colored. Would you work together with me on this one? I don't have any money to spend, as I'm not an established writer yet. But when the visual novel gets published, you can get a percentage of my profit.
With kind regards,
Well... let me translate this for you.
This Person X
MPG Project 2013! Last recipient chosenHi there, i'm The-Average-Alex and i am writing this journal to inform all of you guys of a project which i will be starting in 2013.MPG Project 2013! Last recipient chosen2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is the MPG Project?
The MPG project stands for "Monthly premium give-away project".
On the 15th of every month in 2013 i will be giving away a 3 month premium membership to one lucky deviant here on deviantArt.
I will only be choosing people who have registered to be part of the MPG project
Premium memberships that i give away as part of the MPG project do not count towards my 2013 prize budget so do not worry i will still be hosting competitions & other give-aways throughout the year.
How can i participate/register?
It's extremely easy, all you have to do is leave a comment and this journal.
Please remember to this journal as this it will add you to a list which i will be picking from.
What's the catch?
There is none -.-"
Y U NO ACCEPT MY KINDNESS!!!???
The only thing i ask
Featured: Hannibal - Part 1I'm right now obsessed by this show, NBC Hannibal. So, until I get the premium membership, I decided to put in my journal a collection of my favorite fanarts, to put me in a good mood every time I log in to my account.Featured: Hannibal - Part 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is the first part of the tribute, the second part will be posted probably on Halloween night, yay!
If you find some fanart really interesting that Isn't in this journal, comment with the link, please!
Personal tribute (my fanarts)
My deviantART StoryIt has now been over 10 years since I first decided to join deviantART and little did I know then, this decision would end up forging my entire life and career.My deviantART Story4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I wish I remembered exactly how it all started, but I'm going to go with my best guess and say I heard about it from another student when I started college back when I had just turned 18. Up until then I had been using various art forums such as wcreplays.com, animex.com, sijun.com and cgsociety.org so the discovery of a portfolio website was a pretty cool thing.
I started posting on here and got moderate attention, I had been drawing for a long time at that point so my art was in a state where it was at least interesting to look at. If anything it was a fantastic place to get inspiration and look at art from amazingly talented artists.
It wasn't until I decided to color the line-art for the following piece that everything really started.
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.From 500 to 20.000 watchers...11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
Queen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!I will accept the last of the submissions now, and will start working on picking out the winnersQueen of Darkness Contest !!Closed!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
�The Queens Of Darkness
Delicate yet deadly, simple yet sophisticated, she is the master of trickery and deception. Far from being just a pretty face, the white queen is known for her intelligence and her love of illusions, be careful or you may just find yourself in a very unfortunate situation. She is always paying careful attention to everything around her, very little happens in her kingdom without her finding out about it. You may be thinking "how is it that no one has stood up to her?" and to that there is only one answer, how many white queens can you stand up too?
Graceful, beautiful and completely insane, her love for machines and her complete disregard for human li