SAY NO TO FREE ARTEvery day, there are more and more posts on here seeking "artists" for everything from auto graphics to comic books to corporate logo designs. More people are finding themselves in need of some form of illustrative service.SAY NO TO FREE ART7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But what they're NOT doing, unfortunately, is realizing how rare someone with these particular talents can be.
To those who are "seeking artists", let me ask you; How many people do you know, personally, with the talent and skill to perform the services you need? A dozen? Five? One? none?
More than likely, you don't know any. Otherwise, you wouldn't be posting on here to find them.
And this is not really a surprise.
In this country, there are almost twice as many neurosurgeons as there are professional illustrators. There are eleven times as many certified mechanics. There are SEVENTY times as many people in the IT field.
So, given that they are less rare, and therefore less in demand, would it make sense to ask your mechanic to work on your car for free? Woul
not really coming backhi guyz!not really coming back4 months ago in Personal More Like This
can't say that I'm back. today I posted some picts (mostly sketches)
I drew last moth(s). I don't draw as often as I used to.
i got a JOB. even two!
my "work-hard-for-8-hours-per-day" job is so stressful, I so nervous because of it.
i'm a graphic designer. sounds cool but I'm so tired, nervous, don't sleep well
and (the worst thing) I don't have a lot of free time. so I don't draw too often :c
but my second "secret-comics-project" job makes me feel happy and excited.
anyway. stressed, depressed, trying to stay dressed.
thank you guys thay you're still with me c:
I really apreciate it.
sorry that I don't reply for your comments and notes.
I'm still trying to find spare hours for this.
my commissions are obviously closed.
actually it won't be open for a looong time.
I'll be trying to draw more picts with my OCs.
yeah. I really need it.
have a good time and take care!
Overcoming Creative BlockI think every artist has creative block from time to time. A friend of mine did recently, so I typed up my own remedy for it. And I liked how it turned out, so I think I'll post it here too. This is my advice on how to get past creative block - whether it's art block, writer's block, etc.Overcoming Creative Block1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Here's what you do -
Go find a book or comic book you haven't read. Read it. If you haven't read the Bone series by Jeff Smith, or the Bakuman series (it's a manga), then go find those, and read them. Read the Inkheart trilogy. Read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Read Endymion Spring. Find a story and lose yourself in it.
Watch animated videos and movies you haven't seen. Here's a playlist of animated videos I liked. Pick a few and watch them, and really think about the artwork being created there. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLkDDYT9uliZfNKCIelqyVcQO_p_e0O7Jn&feature=mh_lolz
Go search for a web
Top ten Couples. Challenge!Draw or write about your favorite couple for each number!Top ten Couples. Challenge!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
10. A fluffy romance.
9. A forbidden love http://thedayissaved.deviantart.com/art/RuffPuff-334815747
8. Odd couple
7. Unexpected couple
6. A cannon couple
5. Sexiest couple
4. Cutest couple
3. Most romantic couple
2. Funniest couple
1. Angry couple
All About Colormorphs"Where is the king cheetah!?"All About Colormorphs6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
......you may be asking us, after the completion of the subspecies series. Well, the king cheetah is not a subspecies. Neither is the spotless cheetah, the woolly cheetah, or any number of other variations you may have seen or heard about and are wondering why we didn't mention them. They shall all be discussed here, in this journal:
All About Colormorphs
What is a colormorph?
A colormorph is a genetic mutation that causes the cheetah to have an abnormal fur pattern. These mutations are recessive genes, much like blue eyes and blonde hair in humans are recessive. Looking up the coat variations of a siamese cat, or any cat, gives an excellent example of colormorphs.
Don't be frigh
City of Lights City of London at night by cody29 Harbour Nights by PolarExtremesStudio Twilight City by Mishari-Alreshaid Chicago Nights by IsacGoulart Night city lights by ati711 Brisbane City - Night 2 by robertvine Heartbeat City by Val-Faustino Future City by o0oLUXo0o Charm City by cenkphoto Endless City - Paris at Night by hquer Night Time in the City by RobbyRobRob241 City Nights by Aj07 miami nights by IsacGoulart Night City by onirem The City at Night by AnemosDrakontas Night: Melbourne City by DanielleMiner Melbourne City at Night by DanielleMiner City Lights by sparklystardust The City by Night by Mohain New York City Night by parkaCity of Lights1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Chakra CONTEST! Win Great prizes!Greetings everyone! This is Arven here, I hope you're doing fine! So, remember when I made that poll some way back, asking which theme would best fit an upcoming Chakra contest? Well, that moment has finally come! Celebrating Chakra's achievement of over 110 pages, four years of activity, more than 1000 followers and the imminent printing of Chapter Two, I finally launch Chakra's third official Contest!Chakra CONTEST! Win Great prizes!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
"Chakra: What if?"
What if Led had C.Y.'s powers? What if Orca was part of the Zodiac Demons? What if the seven Heroes were none other than Red and his pack?
This is "Chakra: What if?", where you can disrupt and recreate everything you've always known about the comic! Unleash your sheer creativity and show everyone your imagination!
"Chakra: What if?" is the new contest about the Chakra comic, where you have the chance to win great prizes and have fun at the same time! This contest is going to have three main themes. You can join each theme
Fanfiction Contest *CLOSED!*Thank you to all who participated! Results will be posted within 24 hours!Fanfiction Contest *CLOSED!*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: You may make up characters for your given story or even use your own characters now, so long as the story still features at least 2 characters from my nuzlockes!
I had a wonderful idea in the last stream, which I thought would make a great contest. Since this is going to be a personal contest, I'm not going to post it to the fangroup, even though it COULD go there given the theme. However, I think it'd be a fun excercise for all my fans, and I'd really like to see your creativity shine~ Therefore, I'm hosting a FANFICTION contest right here, right now!
The rules are simple:
"Write a fanfiction about any 2 or more characters in CSSN or TTDG."
That's it! You can do whatever you want with the characters, set the story in any time, pair up whoever you want, the list is endless! Be creative! I want to see what kind of stories you come up with for my characters. It c
Coffee! Coffee anyone? by DemureDomestic :thumb137546216: Coffee by ram-photography Coffee by Laffen2004 Coffee by jaeki Coffee by DemiseMAN coffee by Katari01 Coffee by Aconitum-Napellus Coffee for Mister Klein by Floriandra Coffee by minghai Coffee by MoThEeR-212 Cup of coffee by Alephunky .morning coffee. by romanQa Coffee Break... by Perlekes Coffee by designcartel Coffee by Juchise coffee freak by rockpiti cup of coffee by johnberd Coffee by emolawn Turkish Coffee by sinademiral Coffee by ritUsik coffee by arTisTinDaMaKing Coffee by INSIGHT-IMAGING Coffee by JohanLund coffee art by rudat coffee by SawsaN-0 coffee by SuzyTheButcher coffee by sofus85 :thumb103743292: Coffee Stain Typeface by markmustaine Coffee Propaganda by leviosa coffee by MorkOrk coffee by ziGOt Coffee by BloodRedThrone123Coffee!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Street DDs: October 2013Dear friends and watchers, 6 months have passed since I started my CV term and I would like to hear your feedback: complaints, suggestions, requests, comments, whatever.Street DDs: October 20134 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Enjoy October's Street DDs and remember: if you want to see images featured as DDs, you have to suggest them
Here's to you by Awstein
12 month premium membership giveaway!My grandma gave me a shit ton of money that I really don't need I thought I'd hold I contest since I love them So much. (Typing from phone so probably a few hundred errors)12 month premium membership giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
• You must be a watcher. I don't care if you've always been or joined 2 minutes ago.
• You must post a link to this in a journal of your own.
• Leave a comment linking me to the above^
• Favorite this journal as I will be using the favorite numbers and a random # generator to decide the winner!
Compitition ends February 1st, have fun!
So many people have entered I've added a few more prizes! If anyone would like to donate art or points I would be extremely grateful! Thank you so much to everyone who has sent a llama, I really appriciate it!
1st draw- 12 month premium membership
2nd draw- 2 shaded fullbody digitals of a wolf or canine character
3rd draw- 2 pixel icons
I will notify everyone on the last day who is still only partly qualified. Thinking of doing another one seeing as everyone was so happy
CI Halloween 2012 members voting rulesTrick or TreatCI Halloween 2012 members voting rules1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Written by: Tsuki-SoraRuki
This was CI's second Halloween contest,
all the polls has been made so you can start voting ^^
you can vote till next Wednesday
3 entries of each poll will go to the next round of the voting
★voting poll 1★
★voting poll 2★
★voting poll 3★
★voting pol 4l★
★voting poll 5★
★voting poll 6★
SUPER GIVEAWAY: WINNERS ANNOUNCED! (closed)And here's the winners!SUPER GIVEAWAY: WINNERS ANNOUNCED! (closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st Prize: 3 Months PM nº 104 :iconcolurize:
2nd: 200 points nº 39 :iconaandromeda:
3rd: 200 points nº 220 :iconiloveyouwithswag:
4th: 200 points nº 3 :iconakirasakura531:
5th: 200 points nº 24 :iconshugojess0313:
Hi my lovely watchers!
I decided that I'm going to continue with the giveaway, but it's gonna be fast and bigger.
I'm going to give a total of 1439 points in prizes. AWESOME, ISN'T IT?
I spare 400 more points because of the people who donated to extra entries and they didn't get it back.
RULES TO PARTICIPATE:
Be my watcher (if you're not, watch me)
Fav this journal
Write a journal and make sure you send me the link on a comment.
Not second accounts or points donators.
At least 2 weeks deviantart. If your deviantart
Firefly's 3000 Watcher Contest! - ONE WEEK LEFT!Firefly's 3000 Watcher Contest! - ONE WEEK LEFT!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I finally hit 3000 watchers! Thank you all so much. So then, I guess it's time to give back a little. Therefore, I will be holding the contest that I alluded to so long ago, in order to give away some ponies! Without further ado, here are the rules:
The deadline for submissions is 9pm PST Saturday September 14th, 2013. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. Please submit by COMMENTING on this journal with a link to your submission. Submissions so far are in this favorites collection for your browsing and perusing pleasure: http://fireflytwinkletoes.deviantart.com/favourites/56632391
Your entry must fit the following criteria:
A piece of art that in some way incorporates at least one of my OCs (Exo, Slipstream, or both) and at least one of yours doing something fun. I wrote up extensive guides on my
[closed] 650 Points GiveawayIt's finished[closed] 650 Points Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can see the results here
Hey there, people. It's time for another giveaway [La la la la]
You only need to [+fav] This journal in order to participate [I am a dummy!], however you can do more tasks if you want to increase your chances.
The giveaway will end at april 7.
[Bullet; Red][+fav] This journal, 3 winners ( 50[Points] each )
[Bullet; Red]Make a journal talking about this giveaway, 3 winners ( 50[Points] each)
[Bullet; Red]Share a link with any material ( drawing tutorials, pose collection, etc ) that you think it may help other people, 3 winners ( 50[Points] each ) ( I'll feature your link here as well [La la la la] )
[Bullet; Blue] 2 extra winners, 100[Points] each for the best shared links ( I'll choose those 2 winners by myself, everything else will be random ) .
Good luck and have fun :iconmikulaplz:
( Wanna support my next Giveaway? Order a point commission :l
SciFiPrints ShopSciFi1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Myths of Unova AU Contest [CLOSED FOR JUDGING]UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS CLOSED FROM SUBMISSIONS! Judging is underway and we will get the results back to you guys asap! Thank you for all who participated <3Myths of Unova AU Contest [CLOSED FOR JUDGING]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! It's Ky-nim here with a fun new contest! We're gonna go for some AU/ALTERNATE UNIVERSE SHENANIGANS.
Just in case you are confused, an AU (alternate universe) is defined as stories/works that explore the what-ifs arising from different circumstances. Some of the more popular AUs seen are set in High School, a zombie apocalypse, Victorian England, and even role reversal universes (i.e the MC is the enemy and vice versa). Others take on a more crossover-y nature, by having AUs in other fandom-related settings such as AUs in the Avengers-verse, SnK-verse, Pacific Rim-verse etc.
Sounds like a fun contest and want to participate? Awesome! Here are some guidelines for the contest.
Think of an AU you would like to see the Myths of Unova cast be in (do whatever you want!)
Draw/write what they wou
OC style JAMNew Jam for the fortnight!OC style JAM3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Onto the details:
the OC-centred jams continue!! This one's pretty simple and straight forward.
Pick two OC's, one your own and the other not (Both from either of the OC folders) and draw them in these specific styles/genre.
* Pick OC's from either of the following groups: 'OC Pool ReBoot' and 'OC Pool 2'
Galleries can be found at http://skratchjams.deviantart.com/gallery/43148550 & http://skratchjams.deviantart.com/gallery/46688268
* Of those 2 characters, Only one can be yours (it doesn't have to be the one you had submitted to either OC pools)
* If you don't have an OC in either of the OC pools, all you'll need to do is attach the URL to your original OC in your artist statement (as noted on the fifth point)
* Full Color for all sections apart from the 'Scott Pilgrim' row which works best as greyscale/black&white (digital or traditional)
* Characters depicted must be Waist-up in their presentation
* you MUST include the URL of the 2 characters
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....3 months ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
Secret Santa Event! (NOTES SENT)Update 12/1/13: All secret santas have been assigned and all notes have been sent out. If you did not receive a note with a number, then please let us know ASAP. Thanks!Secret Santa Event! (NOTES SENT)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, :iconteam-kickass: is hosting another Secret Santa!
Last year was my first time hosting this kind of event and I can definitely say it was a learning experience, so I'm going to be doing things a bit differently this time. Please take a moment to read the bullet points below to see the changes (there's gonna be a lot more "no nonsense" this year):
Only sign up if you're 100% committed! We can't stress this enough. You're free to drop out without penalty before we assign santas (December 1st), but after that, you'll be expected to provide a valid excuse if you don't follow through. We'll be sending out notes weekly to check on your status. Anyone who doesn't respond within the 7 day time-frame will be removed from the list.
Only pokemon and/or nuzlocke related requests allowe
100K Art raffle! Win free art!I was supposed to do this a long time ago but better late than never. As a part of the celebration of over 100k pageviews I promised an art raffle where you have a chance to win some leftover pieces from Tracon VII. I sold almost everything so what I'm offering here is literally everything I have left.100K Art raffle! Win free art!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here are the prices!
and two originals of their choice.
These two prints,
three bookmarks of their choice,
and one original of their choice after the first winner has made their choice.
three bookmarks of their choice,
and the remaining original.
To enter simply favourite this journal entry. You won't have to pay anything and I will ship the prices to the winners.
I will choose the three winners with a random number generator or something like that. I will pick the winners in order from first to third place.
You will have unt
the summer of ThornsHi folks, how's it going?the summer of Thorns1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've moved into my new home, and can't wait to begin work again. Some of you may be aware that I was running a coffee shop. The shop was (very recently, like since my last journal) forced to close. I'm very sad about it, but it does afford me more time to work on my own projects, and it is nice not to be at the point of exhaustion every day...weird, though, to go from working 70+ hours a week to nothing.
The news I have for you today has been struggling to burst out of me for weeks. I've been working on a SEQUEL for Thorns: Uprising! Thorns was always a multiple-universe setting, so a game set in the future would allow T:U to continue unabated. This would not be the same game rehashed in a different era. I want to encourage more in-depth writing, more prose, poetry, letter-writing, etc; players will have more opportunity to develop their characters' stories and build their profiles. We'd also have a much bigger, better organized art section - you cou
Tolkien - contest #8This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.Tolkien - contest #89 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
-Mr. Bilbo, where are you off to?
-I'm going on an adventure!
The very recent release of The Desolation of Smaug trailer quite inspired this contest's theme. It's just six months to go! Your task in this contest is not simply to draw a character or place from the Middle-earth, that would be just another boring Tolkien competition, wouldn't it?
Fire. Mountain(s). Ruins. Shadow. Flower. Treasure. Couple. Smoke. Lights.
9 words for one quest! Your entry must include at least 3 of these things (and you should mention the ones you've picked in your deviation's description). It must refer to something that actually happened in the Middle-earth or other realms from its dimention described by Tolkien. Entries showing nothing but a character posing like a statue or copied screenshots from the movies won't be accepted, this is