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Posted on May 9, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Join us for a Los Angeles deviantMEET!
Los Angeles deviants, check out a screening of *louieschwartzberg's Wings of Life and hang out with deviantART staff and fellow members!
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How to Accept A CritiqueFirst, there's a common misconception that I want to address before I even begin. I've heard way too many people try to claim that they don't write for an audience or that they only write for themselves. In my mind, this usually translates to something like, "You or someone else gave me a critique I don't agree with, so I'm trying to justify why I'm going to ignore it." You're going to have a hard time convincing me that you don't care about anyone else's opinion of your work if you PUBLICALLY SUBMIT IT ONLINE.How to Accept A Critique5 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know if you've noticed, but dA (and any other site like it) is essentially structured to be used for peer review. That's the main point of the ability to leave comments in the first place. If you're really only writing for yourself, you would keep your stories in a shoe-box hidden under your bed. And, no, the "I was posting it so my very bestest friend Mary Sue could read it" excuse doesn't fly either.
Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The OutlineA lot of people have expressed desires to learn how to pixel icons or have said that they would like to improve their skills. While I'm so detail-oriented that I find it difficult to explain my process, I thought I'd give it a try for you guys. I hope it helps.Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The Outline1 year ago in The Gimp More Like This
And so, without further ado, I present to you...
Pixel Icon Tutorial Part 1: The Outline!
1. CREATE YOUR SIZE LIMIT.
Sometimes when you're pixelling, you don't have a size limit; you can make it as large or as small as you like. However, a deviantART icon must be 50x50px in size.
I personally like to make a 52x52px square outline on my canvas. The outline is one pixel wide on each side, leaving a 50x50px area in the middle for me to work in (one pixel for each left and right = two pixels, and 52-2=50, see?), but that's my preference. (The outline will not be part of the actual icon!)
Some people like to work on a canvas that's only 50x50px, but I personally like to have a big