Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!This is a revolution.Welcome to the Motion Book Tool sign-up page!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fans, creators and publishers in the same space. Here you'll be able to learn how to build your own Motion Books using the tool that Madefire developed for storytellers. You'll be able to upload assets, manipulate them, and publish to the dA community.
deviantART is the biggest creator environment on earth and we want you to be part of this next step, to feedback to us and help evolve this new medium.
Read the books in the new Motion Books category, then follow this group for updates and early access!
Please see the latest journal for updates! http://motionbooktool.deviantart.com/journal/Thank-you-420282891
100 points giveaway + more points to grab! CLOSEDHello guys!100 points giveaway + more points to grab! CLOSED6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's another opportunity for you to win points in different ways. Please read the journal till the very end to avoid any misunderstanding adn to know the rules and the info. Thank you.
Lucky number is 84, the winner is Lady-Wild Congrats!
First of all, we have 100 giveaway here! One lucky winner will have this awesome prize!
In order to participate you should this journal! (the winner will be chosen randomly among those who faved it)
(Optional) me. I do giveaways quite often so you'll know when I do them again. But please watch me only if you like my art, not only because of the chances of getting points.
Deadline: September 11, 2013
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3And now for the dramatic conclusion to the epic trilogy. Heroes will rise, bad habits will fall, in this last chapter we'll discuss how to focus your efforts and learn the most and improve quickly with your studies. If you missed them, click these links for Part One and Part Two. And now for...Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 39 months ago in Personal More Like This
WISDOM NUMBER THREE!!! Work smart and leave your comfort zone. This part is my qualifier for art school, tutorials, and educational resources in general, because they can be good, but only if you make them good. Once you've gotten in to the habit of drawing consistently, it's important to start being mindful of what you're drawing, how you're drawing it, and why you're drawing it. A key ingredient of success is hard work, but if that work isn't purposeful it might not move you
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1So this has been on my mind a bit lately and I was just struck with the sudden urge to write about it. It's a bit long so I've broken it in to three parts, but if you're a beginning artist I would recommend reading through it, it might just get you aimed in the right direction.Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 19 months ago in Personal More Like This
This started a couple days ago when I was trolling facebook and someone had posted some artwork, and one of the comments was something along the lines of "Nice! What tutorial did you use for this?" which prompted an immediate and violent facedesk on my part. I hear things like this all the time and would like to help dispel some myths about learning art; so after 9 years of drawing and 3 years of hardcore education and study, here's what I've learned about how to get better at art:
WISDOM NUMBER ONE! Getting better demands consistent, hard work. That's it. That's the magical secret that great artists never seem to get to in their tutorials; it's that one pivotal thing that makes the difference between
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2Here's the continuation of yesterday's journal discussing the importance of hard work. If you missed it, click here!Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 29 months ago in Personal More Like This
In part two I'm gonna talk about one of the biggest roadblocks I hear from artists who are having difficulty getting in to good study habits, so without further ado...
WISDOM NUMBER TWO!! Don't wait for perfect weather and stop making excuses. So often I hear things like "I don't want to waste paper" or "I don't know what to draw" or "I haven't found a good tutorial" or "I don't want to study perspective" or any number of things along those lines. I'll be blunt and just put the answer out there now: get over it. If you want to be an artist, you have to do the work, end of story. And with all the time you've spent thinking, wondering, being uncertain, and searching for that magical art secret of power, you could have filled 10 pages in your sketchbook today and inc
The Basics of Comma UsageThis guide is meant to give you, as a writer, a thorough foundation in comma usage. I won't cover every use, but I will go over a majority of them, all of which are worth knowing.The Basics of Comma Usage2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As far as this tutorial's subject matter is concerned, I feel comfortable explaining about ninety percent of what follows. However, I want this to be as accurate as possible, so I've gone to other sources online to back me up (primarily to fill in the gaps of my knowledge in terminology). I've included the links to these sources immediately below as well as in the author's description. I will refer to them throughout the tutorial by their source number (Source 1, Source 2, etc). If you wish to better your grammar even further, I particularly recommend grammarbook.com (Sources 2 and 3). Note that all the examples I give in this tutorial were not taken from the sources; they are my own.
1) grammar.ccc.comnet.edu ("Conjunctions")
Progress for dummiesorProgress for dummies10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
For people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art! And for me to stop getting questions on how to practice, or how do you get better
Are you stuck and don't know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you might find this interesting...
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It's true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn't draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot...)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They're usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won't be talking about fals
PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
You really want to, you've worked hard to develop the skills you have and you enjoy every minute of doing what you love. And besides, people say that your artworks are...nice. Cute. Doesn't that count for something? Sure it does, there is no reason to panic and pointlessly push yourself forward. Enjoy your coffee break!
Besides, even if you didn't like the current level as much, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it at the moment. So many unfortunate happenings stand right between you and your dream. Recognizing any of the following?
1 - You don't have the time
You're right! After all, you are a human being, not a machine, waking up early every morning, heading to school/work, afterwards taking care of the household/kids/your homework, studying, you barely even finish all the tasks during the 24 hours that's been given to everyone.
On the other hand, is there absolutely
Hook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your StoryHook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your StoryHook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your Story2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
You have the story idea, a brief outline (or not), and enough motivation and/or preparation to place your fingers on the keyboard and think, Let's begin. But how does one, in fact, begin a story? How do you select the perfect scene to situate your reader without putting him to sleep? It's easy to become overwhelmed by the sea of possible beginnings before having typed a single word. This article provides a list of different ways to begin a story, long or short, pointing out their respective advantages and disadvantages. The right beginning can give you just the push you need to send you flying into the world of your characters.
A prologue is a scene or chapter that pertains to the story without featuring your protagonist at the present time. It might show your hero as a child; it might show your antagonist plotting to take over the world; it might show a
I got published!UntamedUnwanted has started an online fantasy literary journal called Modern Day Fairytales, which you should totally check out. It features some really amazing writers. Issue two came out today, and I was published in it! I published an older piece of mine, called the Water-Wire-Walk (in the flash fiction section).I got published!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you write fantasy poetry or fiction, you should totally submit it!
In other news, I'm at a theatre festival right now, and it is TOTALLY AWESOME. I've seen Romeo and Juliet, Waiting for Godot, and Tommy so far. I'm seeing Othello tonight. It's the best thing ever.
Project DD a Day
Project DD a Day starts September 1st! There are lots of great prizes to be won, you should totally participate!
50 point give away + other prize's (Closed)see this journal for winners :350 point give away + other prize's (Closed)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
okay i know its only a small one but its my first one and that's all the points i got XD
There will only be 3 winners O.O
so how to enter ...
all you have to do is this journal
No journals unless you want more people to join up to you with journals ^^
1st and 2nd place ...
-will get 25 yay points,
-also get a blinking icon each. Icons will be by Tannywantan,
-and each one drawing of there choice by jelikattebayo
will get a single chibi character either of their OC or a custom character.by Nametagz
the winner will be picked of Random.org
This ends on the 13th October
good luck ~
If anyone wants to help with the prizes jus
WINNER ANNOUNCED EARLYWinner got announced early because I'll be busy tomorrow.WINNER ANNOUNCED EARLY2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1200 POINTS RAFFLE ~NOW CLOSED~[EDIT] Thank you for everyone who participated. The raffle is now close and me and Ludar will be announcing the winner later today1200 POINTS RAFFLE ~NOW CLOSED~3 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconItsLudar: and :iconxXxsnufflebunnyxXx: decided that we would love to spread Christmas cheer by giving you the chance to win some points~
There will be a total of three winners, fighting for the sum of 1200 with first place getting a higher sum than third place.
NOTE: If people would like to donate prizes (whether that means some extra points, llamas, drawings for the winner) just let us know... you are more than welcome to help out! Also we will try to return the favor by featuring your name on our journal!
1st place - 700
2nd place - 320
3rd place - 180
The time this raffle will take place is between December 1st and December 25th.
~~Autumn & Halloween Contest~~A new folder has been created for the new season, Autumn. This coincides with our Halloween contest. Submit your best Autumn/Halloween work to the gallery folder.~~Autumn & Halloween Contest~~5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Submit a work that best blends Autumn with Halloween.
One submission only.
Work must be related to the theme of the contest or it will be turned away.
Both original works and existing works will be accepted.
We will have a 1st place and runner up format chosen by you at the voting poll.
All contest entries to the gallery will be carefully examined by admin before the top ten finalists are selected.
All categories of art are welcomed. 1st place wins 200 points. Runner up wins 100 points.
Contest submissions begin today. Deadline for entries will be Thursday October 24th.
Top ten finalists will be chosen for voting poll by the weekend.
~ HAPPY VICTORY DAY!!! ~С ДНЕМ ПОБЕДЫ!!! ~ HAPPY VICTORY DAY!!!~ HAPPY VICTORY DAY!!! ~2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I want to congratulate all people with this great day!!!
I wish a bright sky above all of us! Piece to all of us! And I wish we'll never know how horrible the war is...
We remember. We're proud of it.
* * *
And now I'd like to tell about a Great Patriotic War hero of my family! His name is Eremeev Leonid Danilovich, he's my grandpa. I'm very proud of him.
He was born in 1916 in Kazan Governorate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazan_Governorate). Graduated from Kazan Agricultural Institute. In 1943 became a commander of mortar troop, was a Guard's senior leutenant.
In 1945, going to Berlin, he was wounded on German-Poland boundary and evacuated behind the front line, when Victory Day was in two weeks.
After the war he worked by his occupation. He was a chief of our kolkhoz. He died in 1979 because of illnesses after his wound. ): What a pity I've never seen him... ): But
CATURDAY CHRISTMAS! (WIN MEMBERSHIP + 20 POINTS)This week's Caturday is considered "Catmus" in honor of the holiday spirit. As it is the time of giving I am bumping up my point giveaway to 20 . Also, I'm giving two separate deviants a ONE MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP.CATURDAY CHRISTMAS! (WIN MEMBERSHIP + 20 POINTS)3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
-Simply favorite this journal and you're in! (Even if you are featured here, you can still enter!)
-At the end of the week, through random.org, 1 deviant will win 10 points, then chosen the winner will be asked which artist they liked best from this week's feature and that artist gets the other 10!
-The membership winners will also be chosen through random.org
DEADLINE FOR MEMBERSHIP IS CHRISTMAS. I WILL CHOSE THE MEMBERSHIP WINNERS ON CHRISTMAS MORNING! (est time zone)
Good Luck and Merry Catmus!
Now for the cats!
Christmas Giveaway! CLOSEDEDIT: Winners have been announced here:Christmas Giveaway! CLOSED3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yay it's the holiday season and everyone is giving gifts and.....I thought, "Let's have a little giveaway!" So because I used up so many points on that contest (2168 actually ) this giveaway won't be too too big unfortunately....
You must be -ing me! I will always have giveaways and contests in the future so if you want a chance for more points, I would say don't unwatch me
Make a journal or poll about this giveaway and post a comment with the link to it. Sorry I know everyone hates doing this, but it's good to spread the word!
And that's it!
1 month Premium membership (or 396 )
A free commission of any choice from my commission journal
A year long feature on my profile
[Point Right]2ND PLACE:
A 3 month feature on my profile
Won't Receive Points? And Convert Points to MoneyJust some quick tips~Won't Receive Points? And Convert Points to Money6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I often see people saying the commission widget won't work
or saying they didn't receive and lost the points when taking commissions using it.
This is most likely NOT a bug!
When using the commission widget, the points you earn will be showing
in your earning page instead https://www.deviantart.com/account/earnings/
Hint: This is also where you are able to convert
your points to money if you have Paypal ;>
I have seen people having this problem countless of times,
so I thought I could write a quick journal and hopefully it can
help the few people who had this little problem
and are reading this
Birthday contest!! JUST A FEW MORE HOURS!!Hi there!! Another update... Literal entries are welcome now so if you want to submit something you wrote, well... Now you can!!Birthday contest!! JUST A FEW MORE HOURS!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So yesterday I discovered that it was the birthday of one of our contributors, manatiki So my gift for her will be a birthday contest :iconforeveralonemouthplz:
"A fiery birthday"
manatiki is a HUGE fan of Fire emblem, so you have to do a drawing that combines the birthday theme and the game Fire Emblem
1-One drawing per member.
2-You have to be a member to enter.
3-It has to be a new deviation make after this day (August 8)
4-No stealing works.
5-It can be traditional media, digital media, cosplay, etc.
6-It has to have at least 1 Fire Emblem reference.
7-Nothing yaoi, yuri, sexual stuff, nudity, etc.
Llama, 20 from TheLadyMoon
3 months premium membership by mr-tiaa
Colored piece from zaphyrae
Winners Package from :devAnothe
12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway 'ended'This contest is completed.12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway 'ended'5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Note: All giveaway prizes will be allocated via random selection
Requirements to enter:
1 Give me a Watch
2 Fav this journal entry
3 And leave a comment
Winner will be announced 31st October
Congrats to the winner: Camila
Draw my ocs contest-over-So its been FOREVER since I have wanted to do a draw my oc contest and awhile back the wonderful Mossfiresmoon made an amazing fangroup for me and that group has just been sitting there idle D: so now I have decided to host a contest for my group, so I am actually able to do something with it. My group welovecatnipkitty99Draw my ocs contest-over-8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
you can have more than 1 entry
you can have more than one character in a picture
you don't have to
- watch me
- be a part of my group
- or be one of my fans to join
this contest is for everyone who wants to enter because they like my oc designs
it would be preferred if you did not use bases or linearts
please at least keep this appropriate enough to where you dont have to put the filter on it
[Bullet; Red] please do not use old drawing that you drew for me awhile back
You will submit your entrys to my group welovecatnipkitty99 in the contest
Premium Membership + Points Giveaway! Kindly sponsored by :iconDSSiege11: Thank youPremium Membership + Points Giveaway!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
DSSiege11 and I decided to host a mini giveaway of sorts because you lot are pretty incredible.
There will be 3 winners:
First prize: 3 month Premium Membership (or 636points)
Second prize: 1 month Premium Membership (or 396points)
Third prize: 150 points
1. Must be watching :iconDSSiege11: and :icontayaiv:
2. this journal
3. Comment saying anything, even hello!
This is optional, but just for the fun of it, share one of your happiest memories. Let's spread the love.
I will be choosing the winners using random.org
Winners will be chosen a week from now.
Ready, set, go!
Merry Christmas everybody!Just wanted to say so. Also thanks to you all. I hope you´ll get some nice presents everybody.Merry Christmas everybody!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, by the way, I will give 5 points (oh my god, so much points! ) to random person who will fave this. (Deadline: 27. 12. 2013)
Update: Winner - :iconxookami-kittenx: Congratulations!