On Justin.It goes without saying that this is probably the hardest thing I've ever had to write. How do you describe the impact that your absolute best friend has had on you, even in death? How do you write about your idol taking his own life? How do you put into words your feelings about someone that you were so known for adoring that your name will forever be inextricably linked to his? I'm not sure if I even can, but I'd be damned if I didn't at least give it a try.On Justin.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
By now, it's common knowledge. Justin Spencer Carmical, an Internet reviewer known to many as JewWario and my best friend in all of time and space, died by his own hand on Thursday, January 23, 2014. And as has been said, anyone that knew Justin, a group that I am so incredibly proud to call myself a part of, is most shattered by the fact that the way he left us was the polar opposite of his personality -- at least outwardly, as we all now know.
Do you remember Dug, the talking dog from the Pixar film Up? One of that charac
the invitationthe invitation2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Inner by Nahuask Olee by tuminka
of a summer afternoon [i] by BlauBeerKuchen copperMTNsilverSKY by mando-damon Shiver by M-Art-Artist
Ways by el-karamelo starry night by BlauBeerKuchen Bear This, Bear That by Une-Vache
Dreamscapes II by lostknightkg Losing It by CrazyGirL44 my bleak heart beats steady by Inextremiss
when I have fears by BlauBeerKuchen under minded by arayo a new bridge by m-lucia
Monster by KizukiTamura Seventeen... by keinziel Echtzeit by 3lRem
St G by Megalithicmatt A Blue Arrangement by Einsilbig blue sky falls, in her arms by M-Art-Artist
far, far unfit to bear the bitter cold by BlauBeerKuchen Seed Dance by cameraflou Let the wind blow by invisigoth88
Almost Lucy by EintoeRn Winterwald by BlauBeerKuchen the Moon by el-karamelo
Lisbon 64 by JACAC lullaby_0214 by sjfbetty Control by insolitus85
5 AM by joakimnordin 20131215 by Saradesbois striped maze III by sth22art
Reach for the Milky Way by iNeedChemicalX ..: rain of light :.. by Moth-called-Marigold Andare by martaraff
a1 by Ialo-wa Trifold by MelayangPeyeng Essentials by Einsilbig
Talismans by partiallyHere The Memory of Water by DpressedSoul winter dance by partiallyHere
Important: Have you Notified your Stock Providers?Hi all,Important: Have you Notified your Stock Providers?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to take a quick moment out from registering people for the Photomanipulation Tournament to bring to your attention an issue that is plaguing our community.
I think a lot of people think that, with the new Mentions system, there is no need to notify stock providers when you use their work. This is untrue! There are a few of reasons why you still need to notify them via note or comment, as per their preference, when you use their stock:
1. Some people turn their Mentions off because they get to be annoying. Thus, if you don't tell them, they may never see your gorgeous work.
2. Stock providers like to keep track of your work, and notes/comments help with that.
3. If your stock provider doesn't see your work, he/she can't give you love!
300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!Hi everyone!300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you guys soo much, 300 watchers is huge deal for me!
In celebration of this 300 watchers, I will be doing a free plushie giveaway!
I will be giving away a "chibi plushie" of your choice! It has to be one that I've already made.
Steps To enter this giveaway:
favorite this journal entry
must comment on this journal entry
This giveaway last till June 27th! so goodluck!
Art Doll Q+A groupIf you have a specific question about making art dolls you should take a look at the PosableArtDolls group. We have an open blog so you can submit your question and every person who follows the group will see it in their message centre and will be able to answer.Art Doll Q+A group7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So far we have had :
These are problem-solving questions specific to peoples personal projects and some general advice. All of it is useful and interesting, so please add the group to your watch-list if you feel like helping or submit your journal if you're stuck!
Please remember to be polite.
For very basic and general questions about making your first art doll please refer to my tutorial Armature to Art Doll:
Horsin' Around Vol. 16Horsin' Around Vol. 162 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello everyone, and welcome to "Horsin' Around", a monthly article that brings you the latest news in and around the dA Equine Community! Horsin' Around began with MichelleWalker, who passed it into my hands. As Michelle always said: I'd be grateful if you could give me feedback on what you think of it, and if you have any suggestions for future issues, I'd love to hear them. If you think that someone you devWatch deserves a feature, let me know and I'll try and feature them here! I hope you enjoy this issue, and thanks for reading!
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everyone look at this birdHeyoo! I just got back earlier today from China and HK :> still really loopy, jetlagged, and slightly sick at the moment. (sorry if I'm bringing any scary asian flus into the Americas lalala..)everyone look at this bird2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got to experience pretty much everything you guys mentioned in the last journal xD though not to such extremes in some cases. Overall everything was ok. China was cool and HK of course is shopping heaven. I'll make a better post later after I sort out all these photos. Most of the pics I took are of weird things... =3=
But anyway before that!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was in Shanghai, this little sparrow (?) flew over and landed near me, so I approached it like I always do when I spot birds, expecting it to fly off when I try to poke it..but it didn't 80! So I picked it up.
Sorry for the crappy photos, my dad took them and he never focuses on the right thing OTL
I carried it around with me for the rest of our time in that area, but then left it behind cause I c
terms of serviceBefore you intend on commissioning please read the following terms of service. Upon sending me a request you have acknowledged that you have read and are in compliance with the terms of service.terms of service1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Things you need to include in your (first) note when ordering a commission
This is the info you need to include when ordering a commission, if anything is missing I will not be able to accept your commission.
1. Include your references! I prefer clear image references but if not. Please understand, this is to avoid errors that happen because references provided were vague or/or incomplete.
2. Your paypal email, at the moment I only accept commissions through paypal
3. What style/type of commission you are intending to purchase
I will be going through the notes in chronological order (reading the ones sent first). But I can only consider orders with all the information included. So even if you have sent a note first but you haven't got all
My Two cents on Portfolio ReviewsYou know, I see quite a bit of portfolio on a regular basis, and even more so when I go to comic con and CTN.My Two cents on Portfolio Reviews9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This time around was the same thing, I saw quite a few portfolios. Some good ones and some that miss the mark.
There were a few in particular that caught my eye.. a few extremely good ones, and a few that just didn't work, and I wanted to try and share my opinions about portfolios in general.
This is just my point of view, based on MY experience and definitely not a definitely law, rule, or "must do". Just what I noticed in many student's and young professional's portfolios.
The first thing that strikes me is how similar portfolios can be from one student to another..I can almost always tell when one student is from Art Center, San Jose State, Otis, Sheridan or any other major school. It's a good thing and a bad thing. Mainly a bad thing though
Just a few personal thoughts on portfolios since I just came back from comic con and saw a ton over there.
Your portfolio should be a r
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
The perfect software...(copypasta from my tumblr)The perfect software...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My ideal digital art software would have the lovely lineart settings like in Paint Tool SAI.
The awesome blender-tools and a mixer palette like in Corel Painter
and the layer and brush settings like in Adobe Photoshop...
SOMEONE PLEASE MERGE THESE THREE PROGRAMS INTO ONE, I SWEAR I WOULD SACRIFICE MY MOHAWK FOR A SOFTWARE LIKE THAT ;____;
My cat loves me because...My cat loves me becauseMy cat loves me because...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
... he cares for me weight since he always takes the sausage of my bread when I donīt look.
... he finds my feet beautiful, especially the toes that he loves to play with while I try to sleep.
... he allows me to touch him, no matter what I am doing when he made that decision.
... he allows me to live with him and sleep in the same bed.
... he simply sits down on my keyboard if again I have played too much Diablo III.
... he does not want me to smoke - the ashtray is "removed" quite often from my table.
... he brings half dead mice into my living room so I have something to play with too before I shall eat it.
... he always finds his perfect sleeping position right in front of my face so I can see him when I fall asleep.
... he relaxes so much while being pet on my lap that the farts continue to roll out of him.
... he simply lays dow
Movie Talk: Animated Movie Poster/Cover RantSince my journal needs an update i thought hey, why not posting this here, too. This is an art site after all and should be interesting to you as well.Movie Talk: Animated Movie Poster/Cover Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am someone who might be called a "cineaste" - because it's true. I friggin' LOVE movies. I love watching them, collecting them, doing research, listening to audio commentaries and learning about the backgrounds. And i always had a soft spot for animated motion pictures. Still do. Disney is awesome, so is Dreamworks and the not so wellknown ones.
Lately i went through my DVD-Collection once more and...i just realised again how MUCH i despise the awful covers that go along with most of the animated movie DVD releases. Especially when i recall the original theatrical posters - which are all (design wise) of sheer BRILLIANCE, full of power and emotion and actually dignify the movie's content. Not to be compared with the cheap DVD covers. Little comparison for you to see what i mean - because i felt like doing one.
My visitor...EDIT 6: His name is Hektor now. Hahaha.... he will be coming back this evening and I sooooo hope that after a few days he will be coming back to my garden again so I can work on socializing him more and more. Keeping him inside now would not work... yet. But one thing after the other. He now has to learn how to trust me again and I promise to do my very best. If all this will work out and the allergy test for both me and my son will be negative, Hektor will be chipped with my information.My visitor...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 5: Congrats to everyone who said, that Katze is a male... as you were right. So "she" is a "he" and he still is at the vet until tomorrow evening. He got his bits bewteen his legs removed and also they removed fleas and worms. he is not chipped and not tattooed which means that no one feels responsible for him... well, of course I do now.
There is also very sad news about him though.... his leg. He must have had an accident, for example with a car quite some time ago because indeed his leg has
Transmographiers....more than meets the monoclethanks so much everyone for the great feedback on my steampunk transformers series. i have been getting a lot of requests to put them on shirts...well here you go, you will find the links to the store under each image. i just finished bumble bee and now i want to ask you which transformer would you like to see next? leave a comment and the autobot or decepticon that gets the most votes will be illustrated next. thanksTransmographiers....more than meets the monocle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Where my materials come from...I have gotten many questions about this....so I thought I would clear it up a bitWhere my materials come from...7 years ago in Personal More Like This
I live in a very small village in Northern Alaska. I also grew up in even a smaller village. The thing is, we have no roads. So all of the food for the stores come through airplane. As a consequence, food is very very expensive, because we are also paying for it to be shipped by air.
Jobs are scarce here. And more than 75% of them are taken by people who are not from here and/or don't even live here. So money is rare.
We are also part of a movement to keep our culture alive. In this day and and age filled with computers, airplanes, drugs, and other impending situations including the decimation of our numbers....it is a struggle to hold onto what little there is left. And even harder because the younger generations do not hold it dear.
All of my natural materials come from the animals we harvest for food, or from ani
How Billie the Unicorn was published.I actually wrote a lengthy blog post last year about the process of getting Billie published. The beginnings of Billie actually started back in 2002.How Billie the Unicorn was published.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a link to the blog post, scroll down a bit past the Comic Con 2011 wrap up to get to a wordy post that has some old scribbles.
I don't think there is one way to get a book or a film made. There are many different roads, but it always helps to get your art out there.
Hektor - the story continues... final edit!EDIT August 25th:Hektor - the story continues... final edit!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over night I have gotten really sweet notes by nice people here who offered help with the allergy thing.... thank you very much! You know who you are and I really apprecuiate your thoughts and ideas.
Unfortunately I got even more notes telling me to keep the cat, not understanding what this is all about. So I am telling you know:
I have several allergies against several things already, be it fur of guinea pigs, pollen, antibiotics or food or even dust. Those are just a few examples of many.... believe me, many allergies. Being stung by a wasp or even eating a fresh apple will kill me within minutes. I am on antihistamine pills pretty much all of the year, so my symptoms are reduced... but they are never fully gone.
I have this since I am a small child. There have been times I could not leave the house in spring, because I had bad bad asthma because of the pollen and believe me, this is hard for a child, when your friends may play outside in the s
Contest!Sorry all the other journals.Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's over a year ago since our last contest, so I think it's time for a new one.
This time it's about CROSSOVERS.
ONLY crossovers with the differents Sherlock Holmes . BBC, RDJ, Granada and other SH series/movies.
That means no Doctor Who or Iron Man etc.
Your entry must be made to this contest.
Only drawings this time. ( Literature later, if wanted)
Only submit one entry.
Submit to "Contest Entries"
The contest ends August 1th.
The winner will be chosen by the group's members.
1st place. 200 Points
2nd place. 100 Points
3rd place. 50 points
If you have anything you want to give as prize (Points, Llamas, Reguest. Please note)
Big Craft Collection, part ImissmonsterBig Craft Collection, part I9 months ago in Personal More Like This
--Sold-- Dragon Puppet YouTube! Video by Wood-Splitter-Lee --Sold-- Ring tail Baby Plum Dragon! by Wood-Splitter-Lee
Commission- Dmitrii the hamster by LisaToms Newborn forest dragon spirit by LisaToms Fennec fox - art doll by LisaToms Custom Leshky by LisaToms
Rhythm by scenceable Kirin Family by scenceable Illiad by scenceable Ena and Kail by scenceable
Red Panda by mooki003 Sea Horse detail by mooki003 Two Toes by mooki003 Handmade Hyena by mooki003
The Climber by emilySculpts Spring Dragon by emilySculpts The Forest Spirit by emilySculpts Punk Raptor by emilySculpts
Clockwork Chameleon by purplecatcreatives Crab Sculpture - Albino by purplecatcreatives Sea Serpent in Seamoss green by purplecatcreatives Nilo Dragonsnail - Seafoam by purplecatcreatives
Love Potion by dumont Swan by dumont
4th Annual Young Artists Contest - Traditional ArtELIGIBILITY: Deviants between the ages of 13 and 17. There will be three age categories in this contest: 13, 15 & under (14 & 15), and 17 & under (16 & 17). The age category is determined by your age as of August 15, 2012. Example: If you turn 18 on August 16, you are eligible to enter in the "17 & under" category for this contest. *Please be fair to yourself and others by being honest about your age. Only a truly desperate would attempt to increase one's chance of winning by entering below his/her age category. Whatever the outcome, this is not something people would respect.4th Annual Young Artists Contest - Traditional Art2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THEME: No theme. Any subject matter in any style is accepted.
NO MATURE CONTENT, NO FANART, NO CELEBRITY PORTRAITURE, AND NO WORK THAT COPIES EXISTING ARTWORK OF OTHERS, PLEASE.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Artists who submit photo-realistic portrait entries (animals included) are asked to provide link(s) to the reference photogra
Windstone PYO tutorial videos!Some very good tips about painting "Paint-your-own" Windstones. I learned lots of things!: http://www.youtube.com/windstoneeditionsWindstone PYO tutorial videos!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career PathHey everyone, thanks for the info on San Francisco for those who live in / near there. It's a big thing for me to still be thinking about, so I'll definitely be coming in for a visit before I make any final decisions.More Critical Thoughts on Art School + Career Path2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Elsewhere, I've been meaning to do a short rant dealing with how I feel retrospectively having gone to art school. I've talked about having gone before, and I've given some advice about choosing a school that's right for you should you choose to go. But you know, having been out for a couple years now, there are a few glaring problems I see not just from the school I attended, but apparently from many schools nationwide. And this deals with offering students a clear path of study for the often specialized career they are looking to get into. Areas of art such as (concept) design, animation, comics/storyboarding/sequential, full-time freelance, and all-over jobs related to working in industry-level professional positions, or in a teamwork-oriented studio setting. (This ran
Contest (24) CLOSED !!!Contest (24) CLOSED !!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now CLOSED!!!
I thank you all for donating these awesome prizes and to joining the contest! It really made me happy!!
Anyway, the winners will be announced in 10 days from now. I will have help from 2 of my friends who have no connection to this contest nor to dA in general. I wish you all good luck!
This is the last extension.
I've been asked by few deviants to extend it a little bit longer. I will, but this is the last time. I'm sorry but I extended it too many times already.
to submit your entries, which means that the final deadline is on
That is all. And, to those who have already submitted their entries, thank you for your patience.
The contest is now officially OPEN!!
I have been thinking