ScreamPrompt #31, January 2013 + new video NEW VIDEO! Planning vs Not Planning http://youtu.be/IbjqtyKJCAMScreamPrompt #31, January 2013 + new video1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When I'm looking through books in a brick and mortar store, I flip to the middle of a book for some reason and then put it on the shelf as if I ever had any intention of buying it (I don't know what compels me to buy a book anymore, to be honest). HOWEVER...
When I am here at deviantART, our supercool scrolling thumb feature allows me to see the first sentence of a story and make the determination on whether or not I want to continue reading. That said... I don't read much around here.
Boy, rhetoric is fun. We know why.
I don't judge a book by its cover but goddamn I will judge a story by its first line. It's called a "hook" for a reason. No one wants to read your story if your opening sentence is
She heard a bird chirp outside her window; slowly, she opened her eyes and yawned, the winged animal acting as her alarm clock.
Nothing there to c
More answers to some more great questions!Thanks for all the great questions!More answers to some more great questions!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
In case you haven't already seen the first journal with a few answers, just click on this http://motionbooktool.deviantart.com/journal/Some-answers-to-some-recent-questions-363387248 to check them out!
To augment our first round of answers, here are a few more answers to recent questions:
Q1) Will users have to have coding knowledge/experience?
A1) Not at all! The tool is actually really simple for anyone to use with a great user interface (that we are refining as I write these words to make even better)!
Q2) Will the user be able to drop in sound assets, music, and sound effects into the motion books?
A2) Yes, it is very easy to implement .mp3 files with any sound you like and trigger them where you want in the story! You can also adjust volume intensity in the MBT, looping, and fade in / fade out of either a loop or a single play through of your sound.
Q3) If I were to go ahead and start drawing my comic, are there any technical aspects to my appr
Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction ContestJust a reminder that even if you missed Phase One, you can still jump in and participate as an editor for Phase Two! Just comment or note me and I'll randomly assign you a story to edit!Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction Contest9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My tenure as Community Volunteer of Fan Fiction ends tomorrow, and I want to go out with a bang. So here's one more competition with prizes so you'll all remember me fondly!
A writer's best friend is another writer. Sometimes you just cannot objectively look over your own work and fix all your mistakes. You need a fresh pair of eyes to help you, and who better than someone else who understands the labors of love you're undertaking? That is where editors come in. But for many people, finding a literary helpmate can be difficult.
What's this about?
This is a two-part contest for writers of fan fiction. Phase One: Write a fan fiction but don't bother to proofread it. Post it in its raw, unedited first draft (just make sure it's still legible--correct your typos, at the ve
Unused SenshiStock: PART 1Does SenshiStock expire? I'm not sure! But here are some old poses that don't have any use comments on them yet. Is there anything here that you can use before it goes stale?!Unused SenshiStock: PART 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sailor Sitting 13 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 15 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 16 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 38 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 41 by SenshiStockSailor Defeat 17 by SenshiStockSailor Sitting 22 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 60 by SenshiStockSailor Animamate 4 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 14 by SenshiStockSailor Drama 18 by SenshiStockSailor Reading 4 by SenshiStockSailor Pose 86 by SenshiStockSailor Bride by SenshiStockSailor IMPALED4 O_O by SenshiStockSailor Fight 23 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 5 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 7 by SenshiStockSailor Singer 13 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 3 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 9 by SenshiStockSailor Gun 11 by SenshiStockSailor Fight 28 by SenshiStock
Looking back at all that old stock has made me nostalgic! (Some of these are so grainy, ; A ; I should retake them!)
I hope you find something in here that you can use still!
Part 2 coming soon!
Note: I'm not deleting anything (sorry to scare you xD) but I might pack some of these old images up into ZIP files.
Project EditHello there odd collection of people who read my ramblings!Project Edit1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have an idea for a project. I was going through some of the really old pieces in my gallery recently that I haven't looked at in a long time, sorting through them and picking out some to edit and putting stuff into gallery folders to keep it organized and I had an idea. This would be the project:
-select a handful of pieces (3-5) that you have an eye to improve, and could use feedback on
-copy or move them into a gallery folder titled "project edit"
-visit like gallery folders of fellow deviants and leave feedback for them
-receive feedback on your own pieces
-consider the input of your fellow writers and tackle your edit.
-link me with finished pieces and I will select some to feature in subsequent "project edit" journals
-propagate this project by suggesting participation from fellow writers
PARTICIPANTS- (click the link next to name to go to Project Edit pieces)
Glory Be! Prompt Journal (2014)As part of :iconglory-be-project:, I'm going to be keeping this journal posted as a compilation of the prompts you have sent me!Glory Be! Prompt Journal (2014)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to join in, just send me a note or comment with a link to a song you like on youtube, an image you are inspired by, a poetry form or another sort of challenge...or a general writing prompt!
I'll be collecting prompts probably right up to the end of the challenge, as they help me write every day, so any ideas you have--fling them at me!
Er...just don't cover them in poo, k?
100 Themes from dA-Literature
1. final grocery list
2. wet and furious
3. it can't be you!
5. Rorschach's blot
6. save your flowers
7. nothing is as real
8. transgressions (against the father)
9. it happens at this time, every night
10. the unheard anthem
13. dormant, for now
14. sixteen times
17. feint of
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 5 Ive been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artists works that I have come across. It started off as stock I cant provide myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock.Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 53 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway, Check them out, Im sure youll agree, just click on their deviation.
Curious Frog 6386817 by StockProject1 Young long eared owl by Epic-stock Aegolius funereus .:Young:. by Epic-stock Caterpillar stock 2 by caliconcept-stock :thumb213822507: Snow Leopard Stock 9 by HOTNStock Maverick, posing by FurLined Frog by Twi-art jellyfish by JuneButterfly-stock Grey Frog Stock I by Melyssah6-Stock looking scared-stock by asaph70 Blue jay 6 by LucieG-Stock chameleon macro shot by Jantiff-Stocks :thumb185590011: frog by Tracie76Stock Chinese Panther 4_ stock img by sekhmet-stock
:thumb170083787: :thumb170084343: :thumb129227911: Alissa 3 by MissSouls-stock life less ordinary by Mistsoforeststock :thum
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
ScreamPrompt #32, February 2013So yeah, we're gonna do something love-related for this month... everyone loves or hates or is apathetic about Valentine's Day and I thought I already wrote this out but I didn't so I'm not prepared and it's the 1st already!ScreamPrompt #32, February 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I have the idea...
Write a story about something you* love so much and want so bad but can't have it.
*You can be either yourself (1st person POV) or an MC (3rd person), either is fine.
Emphasis on the word "something".
IT CANNOT BE ANOTHER LIVING BEING.
IT HAS TO BE AN INANIMATE OBJECT OR CONCEPT!!
And give us a cool/funny/mind-blowingly wtf or sad reason why it is out of reach.
One, because it's my group (but it's here for you). There are, I'm sure, other prompt groups out there doing the same old thing because they are the same old thing. You're here because you want something else. Two, because writing about unrequited love is boring and I don't want to read it or su
The Review Project MarchThe Review Project, Competition... ThingThe Review Project March1 year ago in Personal More Like This
60 entries so far (we had 143 last month
move your feet from hot pavement into the grasssomeone or someones want to create something inspired by the song and/or one of these lovely pieces?move your feet from hot pavement into the grass8 months ago in Personal More Like This
link me to the piece if you do
The floating dress by iNeedChemicalX horizon. by sarah-marley
Stock Rules.A lot of stock uses recently have been credited with links and no notifications...Stock Rules.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE PELASE use the Icon/Dev system or notify me..... I WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU MAKE.
I have very nearly missed some great pieces..
1.Credit and notification
You are required to credit me if you have used my stock.
I like to see the work produced and just posting a link back to my stock/page
does not notify me OR come up in searched on DA for my user name, use the following :
:devNull-Entity : Null-Entity
:iconNull-Entity : :iconNull-Entity:
In addition you can notify me or link to the exact stock used but it is not required.
If you are posting your work on other sites (FB/Tumblr) etc then I still require a link to the piece and credit on the piece/in it's description.
AND if the stock wo
Looking for male stock?Since I often get requests for male stock, I wanted to do a feature and bring you some quality male model resources. Show them some love!Looking for male stock?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, stop asking me to provide male stock. At this point, I can't.
If you need anything male, first you should join :iconmanstock: the group dedicated to male stock and reference. Also, for everything couples, try :iconromancing-the-stock:
Now, in no particular order as I go through my watch list:
Hero or Villain Contest - 2 by jademacalla FA_Val_UCBD_2 by jademacalla
Cornfield -02- by manverustock Fly by manverustock Upside down by manverustock
bb4 by ohnostock bb18 by ohnostock bb5 by ohnostock
073 Jason Aaron Baca Promo2 by jasonaaronbaca jason aaron baca couple 06 by jasonaaronbaca fitness stock 1 by jasonaaronbaca
Male Stock 195 by birdsistersstock Male Stock 1 by birdsistersstock Male Stock 43 by birdsistersstock
Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.Well, the color poem form I introduced to dA was a rousing success, but interest of late seems to have died down. So I'm back with a new form for you all, something exciting and new, something different, something that I will probably make into a contest once I get some points in the bank. You ready?Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There's a group now - feel free to head over to TheTitlePage! We're still in set-up mode, so excuse the plainness for now.
Found Poetry Project - Titles as Art
One of my favorite things about the creative process is coming up with a good title. The title can make or break a piece; it can give context not provided in the piece itself, set a tone or mood, or just give that little extra something you can't put a name on.
You know I'm right. How many times have you stumbled into an ordinary piece with a beautifully creative title? And it's not something
Comment in this journal and I'll...27 to do x_x can't keep up. hahahaComment in this journal and I'll...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your page for 10 seconds.
2. Tell you a color you remind me of.
3. Tell you what element I believe you belong to (water, fire, air, etc.)
4. Tell you which of your deviations I like best (if applicable)*
5. Ask you a question, that you must answer.
6. Tell you something I like about you.
7. Give you a nickname.
8. Tell you what am I doing right now.
9. Tell you what food/flavor/smell you remind me of.
10. Dare you to do one of these in your journal too, if you haven't already.
I commented on fantasylover103's journal without reading number 10. FOOLISH. SO now here we go! Hit me.
* I changed this from a question about OC's because I don't know ANYONEs OC's. At all.
Fiendish Fan Fiction ContestFiendish Fan Fiction Contest6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE 10/31/13 - Tomorrow, Nov. 1st, at midnight (11:59 PM PST) is the cutoff date to get your entries in! If you want to participate, get those stories submitted in before then!
Bring Out the Monsters!
About this time every year, ghastly fiends slink out from their hidden lairs. Horrendous beasts come forth to feast. Our nightmares spring to life. It's time to imprison these horrors safely into story form in our Fiendish Fan Fiction Contest! The theme for this contest is "Monsters and Creatures."
Halloween is fast approaching, so let's celebrate by breaking out the pens and pencils (or keyboards)!
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
Stock rules (Updated 1.7.2013)STOCK RULES - Read these, and the notes below carefully to avoid any misunderstanding:Stock rules (Updated 1.7.2013)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Inform me when you have used my stock. You must provide me with a link to your art either via a comment or note.
2. Credit me in your artist's comments box on the deviation. Provide a link back to my account or to the original deviation. (Example: "Model: DaeStock" or "Model: http://fav.me/d2retcx")
3. My model stock is restricted. You MUST have my permission you use my model stock IN ANY WAY outside of DeviantArt. Failure to do so will result in removal of your artwork. For more information see Outside Use below.
4. My stock must be sufficiently edited. I reserve the right to tell you to remove any image that does not fulfill the requirements stated below.
5. Do not submit your art into the Photography gallery.
6. My stock is for art purposes only. It is not to be redistributed as a raw stock image, edited and resubmitted as stock, nor any of my rules or copyright infringed in
My Art School RantI mentioned I had a rant about art schools and many of you said you wanted to hear it. Well, its long so I hope you meant it. This will make some of you angry, but I hope not. I love art schools and I love their instructors even more! Many art instructors are friends of mine. This rant is about the art school teaching SYSTEM. Money drives that, just like any other business, so there will be mistakes made because of greed. So, without further ado.....My Art School Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Art School Rant
I have a love-hate relationship with art schools. I love what they stand for- the pursuit of and love for creating great art! I still get excited walking into an art school. Seeing all the rows and rows of wonderful Macs, the energy (or lack thereof- we ARE talking about art students, after all), the artwork on the walls, the postings of upcoming events and guest speakers, the dirty floors, the whole
100 Drawing ChallengeI found a good way to practice with the tablet. I'm going to do the 100-drawing challenge that's been going around DA lately, and my personal requirement will be that I have to draw every picture with the tablet. Part of the rules are that I must post the rules here:100 Drawing Challenge8 years ago in Personal More Like This
"the point of this challenge is to test and improve your skill as an artist. After 100 pics who wouldn't be better. Please forgive me if this in any way excludes you from taking the challenge.
1.) Make 100 pics each pic having a theme listed below. Each pic should have ONE and only ONE theme to it, for it to count.
2.) No time limit so have fun
3.) The main picture should be drawn but not limited to. for all fair purposes, people are allowed to use their paint programs and photo shop to create the pic.
3a.) pics should be of own artistic ability. You may not edit photos, or break any other rules set out in the Da etiquette policy. Your pics can be anything from sketches and doodles to great
Full Version Stock RULES (Eng / Fr).Full Version Stock RULES (Eng / Fr)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
!!To get Full version Stock you MUST follow the rules!!
Note that every Full Version stocks are free and are
downloadable in .rar files
HOW TO UNZIP .rar and .zip FILES
You must have the free version of Winrar to open the files. ---) http://www.clubic.com/telecharger-fiche9632-winrar.html
If you don't have Winrar, the file will not open. Make sure to have Winrar before asking me for stock packages.
How to get the full version stocks...
You must NOTE me by using that title: Stock Download Request
In the note you must write the name of the stock(s) you wish to download. (4 download per week maximum)
In the note you must also write what kind of projects you wish to use the stock for. (Digital art, traditional art, 3D, photo manipulation, school project...?)
Be patient, I will answer you shortly : D
Your request was refused... why?
There is few reasons why I might have refused your r
Stock Rules (English and French) !!You MUST read the rules before using them!!Stock Rules (English and French)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you use the stock, you have to...
Credit me by adding my DA name (LaLunatique) or by linking the stock photo you used into the comment section of your deviation.
Favourite the stock photo you used. It encourages me a lot to continue : )
Link me your work, I wanna see and fave it! : D
If you use the stock, you can...
Create art from scratch or use it for photomanipulation.
Post your art in your DA gallery, Tumblr and other websites as long as you credit me properly with a link to my gallery.
Sell your own work inspired of my stock, as long as you credit me properly with a link to my gallery.
If you use the stock, do NOT...
Use it for pornographic content! (nudity is fine, but nothing too graphic or that goes agaisnt DA regulation.)
Sell my stock. Not on DA, not on any other webs
GUYS.OK YEAH CLICK ITGUYS.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
STARRING ME AND :ICONASKTOOTHPASTEPRINCE: AND :ICONASK--TEAPRINCE: AND :ICONASKLAIKA: AS THE HOTTEST BABES YOU WILL EVER SEE
Fears vs Dreams - Brief Check-UpIt's been over 6 months since the Self-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs Dreams journal was put up on deviantART, and I still find myself returning to this video from time to time, both for motivation and a sense of camaraderie for finding commonalities in my fears, and finding distinction in myself in that my dreams are vastly different from that of others.Fears vs Dreams - Brief Check-Up6 months ago in Personal More Like This
So this has sparked a curiosity in me; and I'd like for us to go deeper into these questions:
What is your biggest fear?
How do your dreams prevent your fears from showing themselves?
What is your greatest dream?
How do your fears obstruct you from achieving your dreams?
Comments and answers highly appreciated, along with any 's or other sharing or support.