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What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.
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~**Art Demos and Tips**~Instead of creating General tutorials, I'm offering personalized Tutorials for people wanting help on a specific work in progress. These won't really be general critiques cause...well even though i appreciate that a critique could be useful, I rather give specific practical help.~**Art Demos and Tips**~2 weeks ago in Other More Like This
I've learned quite a bit of the foundations in traditional Art Education, including the Elements and Principles of Art, Figure Drawing, Composition and so on. My education is ongoing, but I have a good chunk of my foundation set now.
So I figured since knowledge is meant to be shared and used, why not use it to help other Artists?
How this Works
Comment on this Deviation with a link to a Piece of art that you're currently making and describe what you'd like help with. (If you're not comfortable giving me the link in the comments, you can PM me with a note as well. ^^)
You can request help on everything from how to draw certain poses, body parts, perspecti
CSS Tricks: ListsLists are awesome So let's talk about themCSS Tricks: Lists1 week ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
The basic list format is avaiable everywhere on dA, you do not need a premium membership to create a list. Of course you could just use or a symbol like ~ to indicate a new list item, but an actual HTML coded list has a lot of benefits over that.
Especially when you have single points that exceed a single line a HTML list, a line break appears at a spot you cannot control and therefore you will end up having no indentation and it will just look messy.
You don't have to be a Premium Member to use the HTML for lists, see :faq104:
You do need it, if you want to use Journal Skins aka personal CSS.
So, let's get started.
Basics About Lists
There are two kinds of list: ordered and unordered.
Ordered means you will get a numbered list from 1 to how many items your list has.
Unordered means you will get bullet points in front of every item.
Ordered listCowherbThat news announcer hears the girl crying. I
Contacting the deviantART Help DeskContacting the deviantART Help Desk1 year ago in Other More Like This
The unofficial tutorial
Franšais: Contacter le service d'aide de deviantART.
Suomi: Yhteydenotot deviantARTin Help Deskiin
Other language? Watch #InternationalFAQ Can you translate? Please feel free!
Where to find the Help Desk?
On any dA page, go to the very bottom and click "Help & FAQ" (which looks like this).To the left, click "Contact the Help Desk" (
CSS Tricks: Background ImagesToday's CSS Trick will be about using background images in Journal Skins.CSS Tricks: Background Images11 months ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
There are three types of images that are mostly used in journals skins: big background images, seamlessly repeatable patterns and icon/logo-like images.
Images can be used for all elements of a journal: in the header, footer, behind text, next to text etc.. Any journal element has the ability to contain an image
I cannot stress enough that the main objective of a journal is making written content enjoyable to read. It is all about readability and making it as easy for the reader as possible. Very often I come across pretty journal skins, that have a complete lack of readability. In one of my previous CSS Tricks I already mentioned the dangers of text lengths and how to limit the .text width to improve readability.
Problems with using images:
Despite being big an images turns out to be too small for a journalAn image does not repeat seamlesslyText becomes non-re
A Writer's Guide: Naming CharactersWhen it comes to writing novels, names often get overlooked in the grand scheme of things. Most of us are happy if we can tell who is talking and we can remember the character’s names for the entirety of the book, but bad names can ruin a book. I don’t know about you, but when I get a hold of a book where the main character’s name is a comical 20-character tangle I can’t pronounce, it ruins the book for me. It’s hard to take a book, or a character, seriously when you want to roll your eyes every time you read the narrative.A Writer's Guide: Naming Characters5 months ago in Writing More Like This
In this article I’ve compiled a list of things to consider when naming a character for a novel, and though it’s pretty simple, I hope it serves to help someone in their future endeavors to name a character. Most of this is common sense, but it’s often easy to forget these little tidbits of wisdom when you’re busy trying to figure out if your character makes a better Ashley or a Paige.
Getting a S
How to Successfully RevisePonder, Polish, Perfect: How to Successfully ReviseHow to Successfully Revise2 years ago in Writing More Like This
This was written by Natalie M. Fischer who is an Assistant Agent at the Bradford Literary Agency. This article was found on her blog. I would post it as a new article, but I have found the information is not reaching enough writers to do any good.
Again, let me reiterate, I did not write this. Now, let me give Ms. Fischer the floor.
When I had planned to give this talk, I'd originally titled it re-Invision. One of the conference coordinators, Beverly, was smart enough to call me out on that and double check...did you mean re-Envision?
She showed me the definitions for Invision and Envision:
Invision: noun (and possibly also a made-up word) Want of vision or of the power of seeing.
Envision: verb. to picture mentally - used with an object.
I promptly changed the title of my talk, because she was absolutely right; I did mean Envision (and not just bec
Keroro Gunsou Mary-Sue ExamplesYou'll notice that I am completely ignoring looks at this time. There are some few things about the Keronian's looks that can be Sue-type traits, but that doesn't matter quite as much as the profile content at this given time. (Yes there are such things as "recolors" and other things that don't make sense, but I will get into those some other time!)Keroro Gunsou Mary-Sue Examples2 years ago in Writing More Like This
I am also ignoring canonXoc relationships at this time.
These profiles were written off the top of my head. If I accidently used a name that you used I am willing to change it if you ask politely. I don't want to unintentionally tarnish any characters' reputation.
You will find that I have the characters listed by "level." The higher the level the better the character, got it? Good.
-Not good, but not bad news(in the middle)
The following is an example
Facts About My OCs #3.:SHLIT BOUT MY OCS THIRD EDITION CUZ THESE ARE FUN TO MAKE:.Facts About My OCs #39 months ago in Literature Templates More Like This
1. Thomas is kinda turning into the new Joseph.
2. I have Thomas drawn on my Language arts and Math folders, but I drew both of those in my style way before I even thougt of posting him on dA and even before Sioux existed.
3. I was actually going to make Sioux's nickname Sollux at one point.
4. Leon and Alice are practiclly the same oc, personality wise.
5. Leon forgets how things taste sometimes.
6. Thomas used to be a football player, but got kicked off his team in highschool.
7. Im pretty sure I pronounce Sioux's name wrong, but I give no fucks.
8. I actually hate the name Demetria, idk why I named her that in the rp with Hoelly.
9. I was going to give Deme a hat, like the kind of hats onision wears ((if you dont know what Im talking about, google is your friend)), but it reminded me too much of ~MothaPuckah 's oc Kataya.
10. Idk wut else to write djskadbsjkdbaiowdbbhjsadsadkjfsdfdicksbdjskbausdibakjdsbajkdabsdkja
He's the teacher,I'm the student,could it work? 2He's the teacher,I'm the student,could it work? 29 months ago in Writing More Like This
I stared at Mr.Payne.And then the geek in me starting thinking of my name with his last name..because I'm that much of a geek..and then a retard moment came out.."Michaela Morgan Payne.." I said out loud. Everyone looked at me and laughed. I rushed out to the halls. What could I do..get made fun of..I get enough of that shit-Zzz..shizz..I do not swear..yea..I don't...anyway..he was running after me, yelling my name "Michaela.." I tried to ignore it, but his British accent did NOT help anything "What?" I said with tears...and he hugged me...he hugged me...Mr.Payne hugged me!!! I am freaking out..on the inside, because if it was on the outside he would probably run away thinking i was the weirdest person on earth...even though I said my name with his last name already, but why wasn't he thinking i was weird or something..oh that's right..there's another guy with the last name Paine in our school..thank god..thank yew lord I owe ya one~
I was walk
Example add-lib commissionHere's an example personal Add-lib that you would get from me for the price of 30 points.Example add-lib commission8 months ago in Literature Templates More Like This
All 30-point add-libs contain at least 15 spots to fill in a word.
I'll tell you what, it is very adjective being able to verb new people. I've had so much trouble doing so ever since I was number years old. Whenever I would try to approach someone, my noun gets the best of me from my emotion feelings. I'd try to verb my greetings to the other person, and even offer a noun , but the same end result happens each and every time; I end up adverb humiliating myself in front of them. Once more, I got fired from my job as occupation after what happened. I'd rather not talk about that day
Mary Sue guide for PoniesMary Sue guide for Ponies1 year ago in Other More Like This
Is your pony an alicorn? +1
Is your pony one from the show with some changes? +1
Does your pony have more than two colors of hair? +1
Is it rainbow colored? +1
Does your pony have amazing powers? +1
Do they use them to do everything, from lifting a cup to saving Equestria? +1
Does your pony never practice, but still is amazing at magic? +1
Does your pony fly better than the Wonderbolts/Rainbow Dash? +1
If they used to, but then their skill degraded over time, -1
Does your pony have super strength? +1
Can your pony run/fly/use magic for long periods of time and never get tired? +1
Does your pony have a long, rare or unusual name? +1
Does your pony have more than one first/second name for no reason? +1
She belongs to a royal family? +1
Does she have amnesia? +1
It heals as the story goes on? +1
Does she belong to some kind of label? [ex. Punk, Goth
OriKero TutorialGuide to making Creative, Original, Decent OriKeros:OriKero Tutorial2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Note: I'll be comparing my OriKeros to the typical 'Mary-Sue'. So please, don't copy this tutorial for your character.
First off, let's start with some vocabulary you will be seeing through-out this tutorial.
OriKero: A combination of the words Original Character and Keronian.
Original Character: A character of any sort that you came up.
Keronian: An alien from the anime "Keroro Gunsou/ SGT. Frog".
Mary-Sue: A character with no flaws that's good at everything and that everyone loves.
Gary-Stu: Male version of a Mary-Sue.
Original/Originality: Something YOU came up with, by yourself. (It's okay to have a little help, but don't have someone else make it for you.)
Now the actual guide. It will be based of someone else's guide, which I will link to in the description.
I'll only be re-enforcing the essential areas for having an oc, but the actual template has brief explanations that help you make
A Series of DecisionsIn its methodology, photography can be reduced to a series of decisions which determine the exact characteristics of each photo. When conducting street photography, in particular, the opportunity to make these decisions is limited. The process begins slowly, with lots of time allowed for selecting gear, setting the camera, and so on. It then advances to a fast stage with little time for the photographer to react—the actual moment when the photograph is taken. This is followed by another slow stage after the decisive moment in which the photo can be edited and processed.A Series of Decisions3 weeks ago in Photography More Like This
This decision-making process can be broken down in order to minimize the decisions that must be made during the fleeting decisive moment. This, in turn, allows the photographer more time to make the two key decisions that remain in that moment: composition and timing.
Before You Shoot: Gear Selection
The first decision the photographer must make is which camera and lenses to take out of the bag. Gear select