CLOSED! + Hey Check out my Tumblr!CLOSED! + Hey Check out my Tumblr!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Helloooo everybody. A lot of stuff is happening in life. Soon I'll be at 1000 watchers and 40,000 pageviews which is a HUGE achievement for me considering I never thought I'd get this far.
I also have been using tumblr to post art/etc for awhile but don't believe I've ever formally said "Hey, look. I've expanded my horizons."
So I'm giving away 600 points to promote it!
http://lexissketches.tumblr.com/ is my main art blog
http://lexisreblogs.tumblr.com/ is my personal blog. From here you can find my NSFW and Lace Rabbit Haus pages!
HOW TO ENTER
This journal. And that's it!
Want more entries in the raffle? Each action below will give you +1 entry, meaning you can have a total of 3 entries!
Make a journal advertising the raffle and show me it in the comments below!
Follow me on my art tumblr and tell me your tumblr username in the c
The Royalty Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!EDIT: Winners can choose to take points rather than premium, if you like, and you are welcome to have the prize given to a friend, if you would prefer.The Royalty Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~~The Royalty Contest~~
It's fast-approaching Christmas, which is a time that a lot of people enjoy. In the spirit of things, we wanted to run a Christmas contest, but, by scanning over DeviantArt and other groups, we saw that, naturally, a lot of other groups had the same idea. We don't much fancy running a contest that's almost identical to other contests on DA – a simple Christmas-themed pony contest is something that you can take part in elsewhere. We also realised that, if we did do yet another Christmas pony contest, we'd likely see a lot of people submitting a single contest entry to several similarly-themed contests. It would be the natural thing to do, and so we wouldn't necessarily blame anyone if t
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Pony Pride Palette Contest! 1000+ Point Prizes udtInfoPony Pride Palette Contest! 1000+ Point Prizes udt3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The idea of this contest is to promote trying new things and showing the personalities you have created with your characters!
This is a contest run by Digital-Quill-Studio and Artception(sparsely, as I am away) with the help of Pix3M with the color palette.
How is it being judged?
After last summers contest I have found a site I can use to host for the voting process but I want everyone to vote under this criteria if you can.
IF I CATCH ANY PEOPLE ENTERING TO BEG FOR VOTES I WILL KICK YOU OUT OF THE CONTEST
I don't mean to be rabid about this but I don't want this to overflow from some person begging for votes because it's really truly not fair. I have faith that :icondigitalponyocs: members are above such nonsense but I just want to make this clear:
Don't vote on artistic skill. This group is for learning, not for who is the best Picasso. The idea is to reward for trying
Enrollments are now Open!Alright, announcement time. With the sudden influx in watchers the student council has come to a decision to open up enrollments once again. This time however, there will be no deadline! Instead we will be accepting students until all houses are full. Once that happens enrollments will then be closed and scheduled enrollments will go from there.Enrollments are now Open!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Current Housing Population
Africa House 7/15
Eastern Europe House 7/15
Western Europe House 7/15
North America House 7/15
Total Students: 37/90
Be sure to look over the FAQ if you have any questions. If you still are unsure of something feel free to note the group.
When you're ready to apply, simply note the group a link to your application and the student council will review it as soon as they can. If accepted, you w
How to Plot Like a GrimIn ten simple steps, you too can plot like a Grim.How to Plot Like a Grim3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1. Get an idea
This can be a brief snippet of dialogue. Or an ending that just seems perfect. Sometimes it's just the concept of what I'd like to see a character go through. I write that down. Usually it doesn't see the cold light of day for at least a couple months, but when I've thought about it long enough and can't seem to get the idea out of my head, that's when I sit down and start plotting things out a bit.
2. Work out the basic plot
Now that I've got the idea, I need to work out the basic details. But how do I do that? Well, I write it down. Then I think about the different angles to get to that idea. I write those down. If it's dialogue, who's talking? What do they feel? Who are they talking to? If it's a snippet of a scene, who's in the scene? Why are they there? What are they doing? What's going on outside of that scene?
Drawing on the right side of the brainDrawing on the right side of the brain3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When inspiration attacks (and when it doesn't)
Everyone is probably familiar with this scenario. You're trying to draw something, but you can't find the inspiration. Or maybe you're trying to write a story, or an assignment for school, but you just can't find the right words. Or maybe you have to tackle a creative problem and you just can't figure it out.
So you rack your brain for the right ideas, but they're just not coming to you. Or maybe some of them are, but they're lousy ideas born (at least in part) from desperation. Either way, you're just not really happy with them.
That evening, when you're standing in the shower, you suddenly get a burst of inspiration. Suddenly, you know exactly what you want to write, or draw. Or maybe inspiration attacked when you were in the bathroom, or when you were jogging, or on your way to work or school. Maybe it happened when you were lying in bed, h
Project Educate: dAmn itThis short tutorial explains what dAmn it is and how to use it.Project Educate: dAmn it3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And some quotes so we can all lol together.
What is dAmn it?
dAmn it is a user created chat quote base.
It contains all the hilarious/ deep/ inspiring/ stupid things deviants like you said in the dAmn Chat network.
Visit dAmn it!
Browsing dAmn It
If you are looking for some entertainment, the front page features newest quotes.
If you enjoy filtering your content, you will see a top bar that looks like this...
EmoticonsEmoticons3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello deviants! Today i'd love to tell about Emoticons
Everyone love emoticons and deviantART have an Emoticon Community, with a Community Volunteer (now SparklyDest)
First of All, you can read this story about dA Emoticons :
There are some emoticon makers:
Emoticon Community has a lot of Masters, Stars and Unique Emoticonists!
Oh you're interested in making Emoticon?
There are some tutorials if you want to
PE: =Official Beta TestersCommunity WeekPE: =Official Beta Testers3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
=Official Beta Testers
Who are they?
As an Official Beta Tester you can try out DeviantART's new features and report bugs that still exist before they're released to the general public. Unfortunately, not all features will be features you like at the first sign. But give the new features a try. DeviantART have more and more better features to be more and more creative as artist.
To become an Official Beta Tester you must have an active Premium Membership.
When you have an active Premium membership, go to your settings > Premium membership: Beta Testing > ✔ "I understand and would like to be an Official deviantART Beta Tester." > Save
"The official home of beta testing ca
Resource Roundup #7The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #74 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
As the proverb goes...
Child: "I hate all this rain. Why does it have to rain?"
Mother: "April showers bring May flowers."
This month's theme is "Rain." Hopefully some of these resources will help you make a splash!
Video tutorial-Rain by DevaPein :thumb92011978: .:The Rain Tutorial:. by Morteque Rain Perspective Tutorial by B1nd1 Rain Animation Tutorial by ervand PS Hard Rain Tutorial by RadenWA
GIMP Animated Rain Script by fence-post :thumb1854854
dA Trend ObservationI've been wondering before on why I keep getting views or at least faves from people who are most likely not member of the groups I post to or not even people who deviantwatch me, or getting faves for a few days then all of a sudden there's a great decrease on the amount of faves for the next day, so I got curious and observed for the past months... And I must say...dA Trend Observation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways this is basically just an observation of mine and is not really backed by hard facts so there are bound to be mistakes here, but I probably got some of them correct. Also I'm just writing this for fun so don't take this very seriously. But of course this is not a complete joke, it's more like an analysis of the behaviors of people within dA
Ok so first of all I'd like to discuss on how an art gets an immediate boost on view count. It may sound greedy on some but come on! Getting noticed is every artist dream! Publicity opens up new opportunities on these people and encourage them to make
PE: I don't know what to paint...We all experience the loss of our muse from time to time. It can get quite challenging to even pick a subject for our next painting. What to paint, what to paint...However, staring at a blank canvas / paper won't make it better - in this article you might, hopefully, find a few ideas to explore.PE: I don't know what to paint...3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. PAINT YOUR CURRENT LIFE
Look around and get inspired by the present. Your siblings, parents, kids, pets, your best friend...Even yourself!
2. PAINT WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
What is your passion? Perhaps you feel strongly about ecology, feminism, politics...or something else? Paint your f
Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
Sioraiocht Spring ContestSioraiocht Spring Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconforunth: :iconnewsha-ghasemi: :iconraisloversakura: :iconToiTsuki: :iconrites-of-passage: :iconfeliane: :iconfdasuarez: :iconheartystar: :iconArt-Eater: :iconshehrozeameen:
The deadline for the contest has been pushed back the 16th of July 12pm GMT. This is the last extension. Please plan accordingly.
Hello! After some deliberation I've decided it is time to hold my first contest. It's going to be based on my story and original characters. The theme is spring. You are free to interpret this time in any way you choose.
My story is set in a contemporary Dublin, but in an alternative timeline where magic is possible. Visually, this means the world has been influenced by different historical periods as the supernatural world seems somewhat more archaic than its technolog
CSS Tricks HubHere you will find an overview of my CSS Tricks series tutorials I will post it as a journal, as I don't see it fit anywhere else.CSS Tricks Hub2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
List of the tutorials so far
Limiting .text width
Learn how to limit the width of your text to improve readabilty. It's an easy trick and solves the problem of extremely wide running texts, especially an issue on wide screen monitors.
Theory/Examples Ratio: 70/30
Due to the many different sizes a journal can have on dA, it is a good practice to think about how wide you want your skins to be. You will find the pros and cons of "fixed width" versus "responsive" skins.
Theory/Examples Ratio: 80/20
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
Tuzki PLZ GuideLast Updated: 1/29/15Tuzki PLZ Guide5 years ago in Personal More Like This
SMAUG INTERVIEWsugar's journalSMAUG INTERVIEW1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Normally I don't share YouTube videos and stuff here, but OH MY HECK THIS IS AMAZING!!!! <3 I seriously can't get enough of Smaug!!
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PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
!!!Winners announced!!!UPDATE: WINNERS ARE CHOSEN!!!!Winners announced!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally I've chosen the winners xDD
Aaand here they are:
15 USD via Paypal or 1200 points by me foxypix
Icon in any style by me foxypix
Pagedoll by me foxypix
Pagedoll by awesome Elliren
Pagedoll by hsmr
Pagedoll by G-Awi
Icon by mokru
Icon by xx-tsuna-xx
Chibi by Moofen
Chibi by Muffin-Doll
Pixel icon by SoulKillur
Pagedoll and icon from Liliire
Digital drawing by Deer-Head
Watch and llama from :devOrzephl
I'm afraid of 19 out of 72 common fearsA cool little game! :3I'm afraid of 19 out of 72 common fears3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you do one too, please tell me :3
I'm afraid of:
[x] the dark (so I'm afraid to myself; Yami means darkness XD)
[x] staying single forever
[x] being a parent (I NOT WANT TO HAVE CHILDS! It's my worst nightmare XD)
[x] giving birth (for the love of God... NOPE)
[ ] being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[ ] closed spaces
[x] heights (I have fear, but I love ^^)
[ ] dogs
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] flowers or other plants
[ ] being touched
[ ] fire
[x] deep water (I have a trauma for the Tomb Raider game... little long history X) )
[ ] snakes
[ ] silk
[x] the ocean
[ ] success
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad
[ ] boyfriends/girlfriends mom
[ ] rats
[x] jumping from high places
[ ] snow
[ ] rain
[ ] wind
[ ] crossing hanging bridges (I love )
[x] death (... so much... I not believe in another life)
[ ] heaven
[ ] being robbed
[ ] clowns
[ ] dolls
[ ] large crowds of peo
Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!Hello, everyone!Surprise! Let's talk about Feedback Taboos!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Surprise, surprise! I'm PizzaPotatoNBacon, and I'm using this tasty article labeled as "Small Surprise #2" to cover an equally surprising topic. A topic so surprising yet so indulging, you'll have no idea why they let an insane person like me write it. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to "Feedback Taboos"!
"What are these so called 'Feedback Taboos?" you are asking.
Giving Feedback on amazing artworks that don't need improvement
Giving Feedback on an art form you're not familiar with
Giving Feedback on Articles And Tutorials
Why are they considered taboos? Because they may seem 1. too hard to do, 2. too far-fetched, or 3. just outright pointless. Sure, not doing these taboos does not seem like a big deal, but it is. They are all helpful in a whole, yet rarely done, if not done at all. Feedback, as long as it's constructive and helpful, is good, regardless of the submission it was made on.