How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.5How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.5How To Get Noticed On deviantART V1.54 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The tips that really work...
Thank you for all the help:
Wanna read V1.0? Click here.
So, you want to get noticed on deviantART? Then this is the right place to be! V1.5 includes the basic factors of getting noticed and getting popular, in slightly more depth and with more elements than in V1.0. So, get out your note pad and pen, you'll need to take notes...
Idea from seapuppy
Self promotion? Some of you may be thinking I'm crazy, that that's just being shallow...but the truth is, if you go about it the right way, self promotion can boost the amount of notice you receive without harming any one.
For example, someone gives you a favourite; go and thank them! You don't have to go all out, with a page long comment; a short and sweet comment on their profile page (perhaps add
AskTheArtist InterviewInterview with *JonasDeRo 11/11/12AskTheArtist Interview3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is ~thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *JonasDeRo, a very talented artist and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, JonasDeRo.
<JonasDeRo> Hello all, the pleasure is all mine!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~Fisharto asks "Without sharing too much of your ways to making environments how do you come up with ideas for painting?"
<JonasDeRo> Hello Fisharto, good question!
<JonasDeRo> I would say my main source of inspiration is traveling. I love painting but I love to travel even more; seeing cities, towns, nature really inspires me in the first
ASKtheARTIST InterviewASKtheARTIST Interview3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with algenpfleger
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *algenpfleger, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, algenpfleger.
*quietly sits down and sips on a mysterious beverage
WAIT ARE WE DOING THIS OR WHAT
*Vellez asks "What is your creative process? Do you just research and then begin drawing when you get an assignment, or do you mull it over a bit?"
Hmm it usually starts with me getting the assignment since I spend my freetime drawing other things mostly (these days at least). As soon as I know what the client wants, I leave it alone for a couple of days and wait for ideas to sprout in my head. The rest is just craftsmanship, you know, drawing the stuff and everything. The real work is done as soon as I put down the thumbnail sketch.
~smarff asks "How saturated do you think the illustra
Tips For succeeding as an ArtistSucceeding as an artist: These are just the thoughts that come immediately to mind.Tips For succeeding as an Artist4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1.) A very important and often overlooked aspect of the art industries is networking. Get to know people and especially get to know who is important to know. Acquire a list of contacts and MAINTAIN those contacts. Don't call someone up after ten years of radio silence then be like "hi, remember me? Need job now, can has?" Also, don't be a dick to people and don't burn bridges. You'd be surprised how quickly that can get you blacklisted from a variety of places. Even if someone is a rampaging, fiery doucheflute, cope..... pretty much like any other job. keep your contacts list nice and organized. Sounds like frivolous advice but trust me, it's not. When you have several hundred contacts, being able to go "who's the guy I did that porn mural with.... *scrolls down to PORN category* oh right, HIM," can make networking much more efficient and a lot less confusing.
2) PORTFOLIO! It must
Conlanging: A How-ToAre you the sort of person who looks at Elvish script and realizes with excitement that those gorgeous squiggles actually mean something? When watching Avatar, did you find yourself trying to work out certain Na’vi words? Have you ever wished you could make up your own language, whether as something to share with your friends when you were young, or else a deeper element to flesh out your personal universe? If so, you’re damn weird. But you’re also lucky, because this article for the layman is going to make your linguistic dreams a reality.Conlanging: A How-To2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
We’re going to talk about language. More specifically, we’re going to talk about what happens when we take language apart into its little recognizable pieces, because it’s from these pieces of real, natural languages that we build our constructed languages, or conlangs. Essentially, you’re going to get a crash-cours
5 Tips for Market Writers / Commercial Writing5 Tips for Market-based Writers5 Tips for Market Writers / Commercial Writing4 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 9 “Market-based Writers”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Of all the types of writers, or methods of writing, the one with perhaps the most untapped potential is the market-based writer. Every time a marketable story comes along, bookstores are flooded with watered-down, poorly-written, knock-offs that exist to leech off of the hype of that original story and to take advantage of the audience's desire to remain in a world after the story is done. However, this does not have to be the case. Actually... market-based writing can be very good, and I'm going to explain how! Please keep the torches and pitchforks under your seats until the conclusion of this bout of heresy.
Tip 1: Figure out what really draws readers to the pro
Artist Alley 101Artist Alley 1014 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
ARTIST ALLEY 101
Hi there deviantart guinea pigs! 8D I'm preparing an outline for a panel at A-kon! I have vast experience attending conventions and displaying my work. What I've written here are my total thoughts on how to do your first artist alley. It has not been made into an outline yet. What I'm needing is feedback, questions, and conversations about this information so I can decide what I might add or take away from this discussion before creating a final outline and hand out! Please help me! I'd really appreciate any comments you feel ready to leave! I am not really a comfortable public speaker, I only feel capable once I have prepared material extensively for the occasion.
Why to do an artist alley:
AA can turn a nice profit for a lot of people, but more often than not, First Con Ever is a learning experience more than a bountiful retail extravaganza. But before you shy away from losing money, consider that you'll probably pay more for a single college class and
Editing your writingSo, there are a lot of tutorials for writing; tutorials for character's names, personalities, storylines, and everything else under the sun. Don't get me wrong, some of those tutorials are pure gold. But, and keep in mind I'm no avid tutorial-reader and I haven't read all of them, I have yet to find one about editing. And it's about as important as the actual writing, because what's the writing if you can't read it? So, here I am, making one. If you've already read this far into the introduction, do me and you a favour, and read the rest of it, you might find some of it useful and I won't just be talking in a void. Please?Editing your writing3 years ago in Settings More Like This
View of an Editor
So! You have your piece you're going to edit, haven't you? What's the first step, before you start editing? You have to get in the right frame of mind. Repeat after me! My writing is not perfect. Yeah, that's right. It's not. It won't be even after editing it. Writing can be wonderful, amazing, beautiful, emotional, and brilliant, yes,
4 Tips for Niche Writers4 Tips for Niche Writers4 Tips for Niche Writers4 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 10 “Niche Writers”
With Links to Supplementary Material
We all prefer certain genres of writing and storytelling. For some writers, however, this preference goes beyond mere interest and becomes a specialty, a sole interest, and a experience that makes the writer an authority in the subject. The only problem with this is that niche writers often become repetitive and develop their works in a way that makes readers feel like reading one work by the author is enough to get a feel for everything they've written. Today, I'm going to give some tips for making your niche into something dynamic that keeps the interest of your readers.
Tip 1: Create foundations and rise from them.
Though I do not claim to already be any sort of top-tier exp
.:DCM: Written Application Form:.BASIC INFO.:DCM: Written Application Form:.5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
-Hello, and thank you for showing interest in DCMissionaries! This form is the written application form, for users who aren't so artistically inclined, don't want to draw, etc.
This will help you properly introduce your character so we may approve or deny them into the group. The more detailed, the better.
Once you're finished, submit it to the group!
NOW! Let's get started, hmmmm~?
//Angel, Demon,or Human//
//Make sure the name isn't taken! If it is, just look up alternative names, like different types or languages. (ex. Bra can be Push-up or D-cup)//
//Mandatory for Angels. One of the 7 sins is responsible for their fall.//
//How old they are, or how they appear//
//How tall or short//
//What they use to kick ass, anyone can have one. Please be creative! We don't need 30 members with scythes!//
//At least 3-5 adjectives is best.//
Detailed Physical Discription:
Google's PrayerGoogle's Prayer3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our Google, which art in Wi-fi
Quick be thy search.
Thy results come, thy buffer be done,
On Bing as it is in Chrome.
Give us this day our daily updates
And forgive us our spelling
As we forgive those who butcher English grammar.
And lead us not into Apple,
But deliver us from Siri.
For thine is the Wi-fi, the processor, and the Android forever.
YaoiI press up against youYaoi5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I nibble on your ear
I lift you of the bed
I make you hold me in your arms
You protect me like no other
You love me like nobody else can
You care when nobody else does
Who knew this could all happen between to boys
11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction11 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 2 “Genres” – Section 7 “Historical Fiction”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Now, I may get in trouble for this from both sides of the historical fiction camp, but I do not believe in a hard difference between historical fiction and alternative historical fiction. Let me take that one step further, I do not believe in the concept of historical fiction, apart from the alternative bit. The reason for my belief is that as soon as you begin to fill in the blanks, for events and motivations outside of the historical record, you have already altered the history—not to mention the dubiousness of most modern historical records. Today, I'm going to give what I believe to be a more helpful and accurate analysis on the genre, and provide tips for wri
Writing Tutorial - DialogueWhile some authors may talk about how their writing is all talent and a gift from The Powers That Be, the truth is anyone can do a great deal to improve their writing. One effective way is through working on your dialogue.Writing Tutorial - Dialogue6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Fan fiction can be particularly bad about this, but God-awful dialogue can be found just about anywhere, from popular books to comics to television. Bad dialogue often happens when people lose sight of reality and get hung up in the information or message theyre trying to get their character to communicate. Good dialogue is a natural reflection of the characters and the world, is easy on the ears/eyes and moves the plot forward in one way or another.
Tips for Improving Your Dialogue:
Yep, just listen. Next time youre on a bus or waiting at a restaurant, take a moment and listen to the conversations around you. Listen to the rhythm, the accents, the grammar people use in daily life. Good dialogue sounds natural. Bad dialog do
WomenWe are NOT just sex toysWomen7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
We were NOT just put on this Earth to satisfy you sexual needs
We were NOT made to do all you cooking and cleaning
We were NOT made to do your bidding.
We are all special and unique in our ways,
We are precious jewels,
We shine in our own ways,
We have dreams, goals and futures,
We have brains and beauty,
We belong to ourselves,
Not to you.
We wish to be treated with respect,
We wish to be treated right,
We dont care all about sexual things,
We want more in a man than a body,
We want men with personality.
Dont tell me what I can and cant do,
Dont tell what I should or shouldnt do,
I dont need you to tell me what I am capable of,
I belong to me and no one else,
I can do whatever I want and theres nothing you can do to stop me.
I need a man to treat me like I was always meant to be with him in this world,
I need him to listen to me,
I need a man to be there for me when I need hi
In Between the Living and the UndeadElijah set the camera between the branches with trembling hands. His fever had spiked so much he could feel the sweat pouring off his body, drenching him from head to toe. He welcomed the cool mountain breeze as it blew over his ashen face. Once the camera became situated he hit the record button and began.In Between the Living and the Undead2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Hello,” he spoke wearily. Elijah barely got the first word out before he began coughing violently. When the choking fit ended he could see his own hand was stained with blood. Elijah wiped it on his already stained jeans and continued.
“My name is Elijah. I am a member of a small band of survivors who are attempting to reach the military base in Vancouver. We have little food or shelter and our morale is low. Yet, by some miracle or just blind luck we’ve managed to encounter no hoards since reaching the Appalachia.”
He paused for a moment, biting his dry lip and contemplated. Then he added, “Before the epidemic, I was a scientist working for the
Writing 202: What's your Job?Couple of days ago I covered how big should your cast be and today I'll cover their functions within the story. This should be extremely helpful to see which characters should be gone and those that are key to your plot.Writing 202: What's your Job?5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
One of the best books I read on Character Development was "The Writer's Journey - Mythic Structure for Writers" by Christopher Vogler. He covers classic structuring as well but for me, the highlight in his book is how he maps his plot through his characters.
Basically he divides every single character in seven (7) Archetypes, the most common ones. Sometimes a character can "be" more than one thing but this helps figure out which characters are performing the same function within the story and how they can be combined to form a more complex and enjoyable one.
Vogler says: "The concept of archetypes is an indispensable tool for understanding the purpose or function of characters in a story. If you grasp the function of the archetype
Character Profile FormCharacter Profile Form9 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Biggest disillusions from childhood:
.the acoustics in this bathroom.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
make me feel as if i'm
in a chapel
singing about the angels
like i did in third grade
when you told me one would always be
watching out for me
the acoustics in this bathroom
remind me that i'm not
in a place that might hate me
i grew up
stopped singing about the angels
because you died and i
only sang because it made you happy
the acoustics in this bathroom
do nothing for me, now
because i've stopped breathing
[ i burnt my name into your coffee table,
because if i didn't, you'd forget about me. ]
Ricepires PromMarius: Children, Ive had a great idea!Ricepires Prom6 years ago in Humor More Like This
Marius: Who here is over 2,000 years old, raise your hand please. Oh right, just me.
Armand: I thought that I was your only child *pouts*
Everyone else: *is temporarily dazzled by how pretty he looks when he pouts*
Merrick: Dont look now, but your insecurity is showing.
Armand: Shut up, witch.
Marius: Havent we had enough name-calling? Its like high school.
(Louis and Nikkis catfight, for those of you just joining us.)
Marius: Speaking of high school I just realized that all of you were deprived of a senior prom.
Apparently, Marius is out to help all the underprivileged vampires. If he opens some sort of Red Cross soup kitchen for vampires, Im nominating him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Love this guy.
Louis: Youre not serious? What about Merrick and Quinn?
A Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental IllnessComing Back from Combat: A Writer’s Guide to Combat Related Psychological Illness in FictionA Guide to Writing Combat-Related Mental Illness2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The aim of this guide is simple: plenty of people want to write about war, to explore it, to understand it and understand soldiers they know who are in it or have come from it. But, often times putting the aftermath, the pain, and the psychological impact war has on the mind into words is difficult to do well.
This guide exists to help fiction writers accurately portray psychological disorders in their work, because the people who suffer from these disorders and their loved ones deserve honesty and do not deserve to be misrepresented. The guide is here to help writers understand how these disorders come about, how they are treated, and how to think critically about how they might impact the person who has them.
1. A disclaimer, and polemics.
2. Why are you writing a psychological illness into your story?
3. Terms you should be familiar with for this
Imagine a religionFor Erin L. S.Imagine a religion10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
imagine a religion
and we only speak to pray
this is how she and I communicate
each word with salvation on its edges
the sounds of angels in our speech
and god in our sentences
I never want to open my mouth
let sound spill from my lips faithlessly
I want each word to move believers
in the way I have been moved
I want believers to quote my prose
knowing that faith is in the understanding of language
I want them to take vows of silence
except with speaking sincerely
no tone or breath should leave lips
without a purpose
except to shatter shackles
or build homes for those less fortunate
words should hammers become
raising walls and roofs beneath which families may flourish
words should be so valued
that each one is written down in sequence
we speak with this brevity of purpose
where minds lock hands with minds
dropping the illusion of wordplay
in favor of doubtlessness
imagine a world
where tongues speak truth without suspicion
where people a