Staying CreativeI borrowed this list fromStaying Creative3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though I do not use all of these personally, I think it useful for those who may need it.
Do you have any thought or ideas on how to stay creative? Share them with me.
Carry a notebook/sketchbook everywhere
Get away from the computer
Quit beating yourself up
Sing in the shower
Know your roots
Ask "What if ?"
Constantly risk absurdity
Listen to new music
Rock the boat
Surround yourself with creative people
Don't give up
Practice, practice, practice
Make mistakes on purpose
Go somewhere new
Watch foreign films
Break the rules
Start a gratitude list
Get lots of rest
Write your own myth
Do more of what makes you happy
Don't push the river
Read a page of the dictionary
Stop trying to be someone else's perfect
Got an idea? Write it down
Clean your workspace
Learn something new
Create reckless juxtapositions
Make a visual pinboard
Take a walk
Ivan BilibinИван Яковлевич Билибин, or for those who can't read the cyrylic alphabet: Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin, was one of the most important illustrators and stage designers in Eastern Europe of the 20th century.Ivan Bilibin2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Education and inspirations
He was born on the 16th of August 1876 (it was Wednesday) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Before he became a student of the great Ilya Repin, he studied at the Art School of Anton Ažbe in Munich in 1898, so you can see that he gathered quite a good art education.
From 1902 to 1904 he travelled around Russian North. He became fairly inspired by the folklore of these a
1,700 watchers raffle ! closedThe raffle is now over! Thank you for all the participants! <31,700 watchers raffle ! closed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the numbers are..
so the winners are
amyangel248 and iv511
I'll note you two for further info <3
If you didn't win, then watch out for my next raffle!
again, thank you to all who participated and thank
you for all the watchers! <3
I've reached 1,700 watchers ! :iconmaniacscreamplz:
sooo its time for another raffle ^^
this time will be for a animated page doll
Here's how im going to do the raffle this time,
1 free pagedoll - 75 participants
2 free pagedolls - 125 participants
and yeah only limited to 2 lol
i'll try to do more winners next time !
You MUST be a watcher to participate
(doesn't matter if it was before this journal or after)
and favorite this journal to enter ! I'll use
random.org to pick a winner <: good luck everyone ! <3
and thank you for 1,700 watchers ! <33 :iconyuihugplz:
Ends in 24 hours!
Big FeatureBig Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Words I'l never say by MariaBeloArt One Last Withering Rose by LadyxBoleyn
Reine des Neiges by MaliciaRoseNoire Rose by aryannas
The Witch by EstherPuche-Art My Best Friend by aryannas
Expiracion by CrisestepArt
PANDA TREE by LORA ZOMBIE ( speed drawing video)speed drawing video of my latest work PANDA TREEPANDA TREE by LORA ZOMBIE ( speed drawing video)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Digitally Delicious: February 26thstrange forest by velespainterDigitally Delicious: February 26th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cloaked in Cold by Herck
Silence Sonata by 6kart
Goddess of Love Stage 4 by mictones
DDatTL Promo 003 by TangoCharlieESQ
Windqueen by XiaoBotong
: Bro' , Sis' and Mrs Peanut : by lehuss
The Play by Lady-Werewolf
Storm approaching by mad-jojo
forest spirits by leere42
Emerging unharmed by LordDoomhammer
Charlize Theron in Snow White by AaronGriffinArt
Inside my Heart by Linzu Inside my Heart by Linzu
Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow Water Goddess reg by Toru-meow
HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri HER, HIM, OURSELVES by marcocasalvieri
things understanding by ellrano things understanding by ellrano
To all you aspiring artistsI just felt like giving a little motivational speech, based on some questions and feedback I've gotten from young, aspiring artists.To all you aspiring artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you say you look at my art and get inspired, and I just love hearing that because that's just what I want; to be able to inspire! It also inspires be back, because I know very well how it's like to work your butt off and not feeling you're getting anywhere. And I can relate when some of you say you actually lose all motivation when you see my work (or others' work, of course), because you feel you could never reach that same "level". I was there too, I've felt just like you guys! I have also had the nagging feeling that my art might not be good enough, but those thoughts are all stupid. Yeah, they are. I'll be rude enough to say that right now.
Art can be very frustrating in your "growth period", if I can call it that. And while being your own worst critic can help you grow, it can also tear you down and destroy everything called 'motivation'. So
Smile."A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." ~Phyllis DillerSmile.4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Smile by CaptainCacao :thumb275810404: Smile,please by Bara18 SmiLE PaRtaAY- ThrowUp by Midnight-Specks Smile by morgueprincess smile by jordache the smile of smiles by dinocat :thumb276065761: S a y S m i l e by FlabnBone :thumb275887652: laughter by darkangelkiss smile by mystiquenigma morning smile by Larisoi Laughter by StacyToddPhotography moer smile by k-BOSE Smile by soulofautumn87 Smile by Sophalone Smile by F-Candle Happy Birthday by LimKis Smile by Samt-al7anyin I didn't do it by Joeman454 Smile. by treyplay Such a Nice Smell and Smile by BaronTrance Smile by scorsagra Snail by CheShindra smile by dottydotcom Smile by CarsAndMore smile by johnberd Smile by BlackJack0919 smile for the camera by sheddinglies :thumb186516288: Just Smile by xbooshbabyx :thumb27
80 Points Giveaway Raffleehh80 Points Giveaway Raffle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ok so lets start this...
You cannot enter when you have over 10k(10000) points in your shop. I'm doing this just to help people.
so basically the max number you can get is 6 numbers.
You'll get 1 number when - You fav'ed this journal
You'll get 2 numbers when - You've wrote a journal about this.. giveaway.. i guess..
You'll get 3 numbers when - You watch me. (please tell me that you watch me if you already do when you comment.)
Please comment below with what you did, if journal, then link too please.
I'll give you numbers after you've done that.
Winner will be chosen from random.org
1st - 43
2nd - 23
3rd - 13
if people donates me little by little, the winner prices will go up more.
[NEW] Every people who donates for this raffle gets to be featured on this journal and gets an extra number. ( from 2 ) | Donating over 20 will be getting featured on this journal, getting an extra nu
3... 2... 1... MAKE SOME NOISE! Shippuuden Omake!Do you have a question for us?3... 2... 1... MAKE SOME NOISE! Shippuuden Omake!7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, kindly check out our Frequently Asked Questions page! You might also want to check out my Cosplay Photography Guide.
Update! Added in a few more photos, as well as my Deidara trial cosplay. Sorry it's still taking me long to reply to everyone! My inbox is flooded. 22k+ messages, gah.
Ajisen Ramen near our school is closing down (much to our despair) so to say goodbye, we had a Shippuuden trial photoshoot. I say trial because it was just me and Sasuke that day, and my costume wasn't what I'd call complete. (It wasn't even mine, I just borrowed it to see if I'd be able to pull it off.)
I wasn't too sure how I'd fare as Naruto, but I'm glad there haven't been any violent objections about my character choice. We're still undecided about who we'll be cosplaying for the proper S
Japanese 101Konnichiwa Minna san! Watashi wa baka desu! Watashi no shumi wa e wo kaku koto desu! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! （＾Ｏ＾☆♪Japanese 1013 years ago in Personal More Like This
So okay some of you got jellin of my fine japanese language desu ne.
I thought of why not teach my lovely watchers speak japanese?
Okay let's start with the simple one. If you want your sentence to sound like japanese you need to put 'desu' at the end of each sentences. Now before we start using 'desu' let me tell you first what it means. It would be stupid if you're using the word that you don't know right? Okay the word 'desu' comes from the latin word 'Canius Femina' meaning bitch. For example I love you desu (I love you bitch).. Tehehe kidding aside. Okay the meaning of 'desu' is really hard to explain but basically it's a polite modifier or it can also mean " It is ", "Those are" , or "I am." or whatever.
Now that you know the word desu let's use it in a sentence.
Fuck you desu. V(=^･ω･^= )v
SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!Material List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance
Draw My Oc's Contest! [CLOSED] The contest has been closed due to a lack of entries. I said I had the right to close it if I didn't get at least one entry in a 2 week time span, and I didn't. (rule 8.) Thank you all for at least trying to participate! I may try this again eventually, and I will include all of the old entries again. probably when I hit 200 watchers.Draw My Oc's Contest! [CLOSED]8 months ago in Personal More Like This
After promising this to you guys, it's finally coming!
I have a crap ton of Oc's, who I update daily!! Currently, I only happen to have my fan trolls up, but this will change as soon as I have references for everyone!!
The contest must get at least 15 entries before 1/15/15 (my birthday, which is also the deadline) for me to give out the prizes.
Here they all are: http://sta.sh/21qe9ihol30a?edit=1
I do have a few rules though:
1. Please no major gore with any of my human oc's . My trolls and my Ghouls are okay.
2. No previous art (submitted before 10/26/14) that I've commissioned from you or requ
Monthly Contest #02 - Music (Closed)And the winner is...Monthly Contest #02 - Music (Closed)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
♥ Congratulations coralpinkflorescent! ♥
Music Fairies is an absolutely adorable image. I just love the idea that this is how music is written ♥
coralpinkflorescent will receive a one month sub and, though it's not much, I'll also be giving everyone else who entered 5 points just because. Thanks for all of your wonderful entries guys!
Oh, guys. Do you remember those little contests I used to host back when I had money for prizes? Me too. And I miss them. So I've decided to ignore my oft-dire financial situation and bring them back.
The primary purpose of these contests is to have art-based fun. While there is obviously that element of competition there, the idea is to enjoy the process of creating your art rather than worrying about winning. It's not about perfection, it's not about skill, it's about doing. You have
Important, please read our Folder Descriptions!Don't submit here, pick the correct folder:Important, please read our Folder Descriptions!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
• This is not for submissions, this is a default folder and everything submitted to it, will be declined, and we will ask you to re-submit to the correct gallery folder. It has a separate limit, so you will be able to re-submit anyways.
• Read about why we have this folder here: http://deviantsgallery.deviantart.com/journal/About-our-quot-Dont-submit-here-quot-folder-295625401
• Finished works
• Anything that has a moving motive
• Flash animations
• Interactive games
- Exceptions: stamps and emoticons, and tutorials
Crafts and Sculptures:
• Finished works
• Handmade jewelry
• Handmade costumes*
• Other miscellaneous crafts/models
- Everything submitted to this folder has to be made by You. Photos of stuff that you only photographed belongs in "Photography"
* - Photos of humans we
STRING GAMES - video of progressLA LA LASTRING GAMES - video of progress2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Daily Literature Deviations for August 26th, 2013Daily Lit Deviations for August 26th, 2013Daily Literature Deviations for August 26th, 20132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Olympic sponsors - McDonalds and Coca-ColaIt's almost too easy of a rant going by the title, isn't it? Well, I'll go ahead and do it anyway. I think most people reading this would be surprised at the extent of the idiocy.Olympic sponsors - McDonalds and Coca-Cola3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We are going to completely ignore the horrendous nutritional content of the "Olympic" food, and focus on the calories instead. Let's have a look at the McD menu - http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/nutritionfacts.pdf How about a Big Mac, large fries and coke, and a strawberry banana smoothie for dessert?
550 + 500 + 310 + 260 = 1620 Calories in one meal. This is already 80% of the daily norm for an average person. If this is one of your meals, you will be well over the limit after two more meals - whatever they are.
How many of the athletes would still be able to qualify for the Olympics if they ate exclusively the above mentioned crap consistently? Let's think about it. My guess would be somewhere between zero and a quarter. How many would win Olympic medals? I think none of them. They would be carr
9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT1. FORGIVING - Oil is, even today, still one of the easiest and most forgiving mediums you can work in. Creating an oil painting is in fact relatively easy compared to other mediums such as watercolor or pastels.9 reasons to adore OIL PAINT2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. EASY TO CONTROL - Oil paints are easy to put onto a canvas or panel. You just put some paint on your brush and rub it on the canvas or panel. The paint will generally not run or move.
3. SMOOTH BLENDING - Oil paints are king of the ring when blending colors together and creating subtle blends. Wet-on-wet is the sure fire way to get a smooth transition in your painting.
4. COLOR STABILITY - One great property of oil paints is that they don't change color when they dry as opposed, for example, to acrylics or watercolor. Oils stay pretty-much the same for a long period of time (however, in a very long period of time, oil paintings have tendency to yellow).
5. EASY TO REMAKE - It's simple, just scrape the paint off with a paint knife and repa