Study Tips!So~ Sweet bookwormtiff@ twitter asked me for some study tips, so I thought to make a "short" journal. Hopefully some people will find it useful! :iconleeblushplz:Study Tips!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I personally had many study problems through my highschool years. Tried many things, some didn't work, some did So here is what I've figured works best for me so far!
Note: Everyone has their own ways and tricks to study. I'm just sharing my own here. It doesn't mean they are the best or that they will work for everyone! For example, someone once told me their tip: Record your own voice reading out loud the text. I tried it out....I got an F on the next test :iconrazycryplz:
Step 1: Environment!
Make sure you're studying in a silent room with a good atmosphere, and lots of light! Studying in a dark room makes you tired faster ;3; Also bad for your eyes!
Also try to avoid distractions:
Don't have the laptop open unless you need to study with it.
Don't study on t
Collection: The Scottish HighlandsCollection: The Scottish Highlands3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Scottish Highlands
“Outlander” is a new cable series about a young woman who time travels from England at the end of WWII to 1743 Scotland, right before the Second Jacobite Uprising. The science fiction time travel and Scottish civil war themes are simply elaborate devices to justify the heroine engaging in a sizzling “bodice–ripper” romance. The location shoot in the lush eye–popping Scottish Highlands provides a beautiful backdrop for all the hot romance. Even if British reserve, Scottish resolve and cable sex aren’t your cup of tea, the amazing landscapes framing the tale are well worth your time.
Top social posts: 12.23.13Twitter:Top social posts: 12.23.131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
MINIONS vs MONSTER INC by grandizer05
"Under the Lonely Mountain" by Ninjatic
"OMG, Tiger is Freezing" by borda
"Time" by Rizuuki
"Old Bridge" by taenaron
Deviantart, you're F****NG AWESOMESo I got both a DD and a Facebook feature for my LA piece yesterday, and it finally just hit me how amazing this place is. All the love and support I've gotten here is mind-boggling to me. I would even go as far as to say that it's made my career. This is where I found my "audience", my first industry connections, fellow artist friends etc. This is where I first saw Dan LuVisi's King Kong piece and stared at it in awe for hours, and then had my mind blown the day I found out that both him and Rahll (Reid Southen) knew who I was! I mean, these were guys I was idolizing like fucking movie stars, and today I consider these guys to be good friends, even though I still havne't met either of them.. (I think they're just intimidated by me sexually.) But anyway, I always knew I could draw, based on the reactions from people around me, but I also always considered myself a complete nobody. Perhaps because I was such a fucking deadbeat loser in "real life", getting fired from jobs in grocery stoDeviantart, you're F****NG AWESOME2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to become a better artist (Kind of tutorial)Hello there, my friends!:3How to become a better artist (Kind of tutorial)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to write this, because I felt like doing it. A lot of people seem to see me as their idol (after what they
told to me) and asked me how I became this 'good'. (I don't consider myself as good though.xD)
A lot of people say I got a lot of talent, but it isn't the talent what makes someone good in drawing or good
in singing. The talent is only a little percent, but the most important part in becoming better is practice.
Everybody can be good, if they draw, write or sing a lot. Hell, even I could be good at maths if I only would
This isn't going to be a tutorial how you sing better, how you can draw better or what makes your art looks better.
So what could this be about? Even if I'm still practicing I already noticed how you can become a better artist.
So I will share my thoughts with you.
Art is about feelings. A lot of people put their feelings in their art, and this gives the art it's soul.
Of course, if you draw something, it will a look
WIN: Become a Published Author/Artist Part 2This is some more detailed information which will expand upon the information found in the first journal covering an opportunity to publish through dA's Odyssey Project~ Remember to favourite this journal so we can spread the word to more people! The more participants is better for everyone as it can mean more frequent runnings and more awesome perks for participating!WIN: Become a Published Author/Artist Part 23 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now the exact requirements for the poetry submissions were never really stated by techgnotic but because of how ambiguous his requirements are I'll give a rough idea of what could possibly be in there for people lost on what to cover.
The prologue poem should contain something that's a type of explanation of possible events that led up to the main story line written by the community. However you interpret the possible events before our official beginning really.
Tapastic Winterfest!The winter holidays are quickly approaching and Tapastic wants to celebrate with you! Join our winter-themed contest for a chance to show your creativity, have fun, and win prizes. Don't forget to join our group or watch us for notifications of future Tapastic events and contests! (:Tapastic Winterfest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are challenging you to create a minimum one panel visual story (ie. comic or manga) based on your own interpretation of these three words: fool, façade and clockwork. Because winning entries will have the chance to be displayed on our website, we ask that all artwork submitted to have a width of 780 px or be subject to picture cropping. There is no height restriction.
The top THREE ENTRIES will receive the following:
❖ One year premium membership OR the equivalent in points
❖ Entry and artist feature in this club
❖ Entry feature on the homepage of Tapastic.com
❖ A black and wh
Just enjoy doing itI love drawing.It's one of my most favorite things to do. A hobby. I always enjoyed myself whenever I draw something. I love the feeling that you get after you get a drawing done.Just enjoy doing it1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I know that I almost never draw a full body drawing. But I'm trying my best to improve myself. And it's just that I love drawing and coloring hair and faces a lot. I usually pay much attention to these parts, so when I get to the other parts, I tend to do a sloppy job and I hate that.
What I want to say is, just enjoy drawing what you like best! No matter how bad you are at it, the most important thing is just to enjoy yourself while doing it. A hobby is supposed to be fun~~ just take your time to improve yourself. You'll get there one day.
p.s: this is just a reminder to myself. Lately I'm not enjoying drawing as much as I did before.
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Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!Hey guys! It was great meeting everyone in San Francisco last weekend!Tapastic PPP for Comic Artists!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other news, there's a great new program for comic artists that I would like to share. It's part of Tapastic's Primetime Publishing Program (PPP) that pays comic artists based on the amount of page views they generate. If you are a comic artist, then you can make some extra money doing what you love. If you're not a comic artist, you can still check out all the cool webcomics on Tapastic.com and help support the artists that way
Giveaways and Contests (Last update: Jan/21/15)I decided to start doing this so if anyone wants to keep an eye on giveaways and contests that are out there they can check here. I will be updating this continuously when new ones come out and old ones expire. Not all will be listed here obviously, but a lot will. All these will be ones I have entered or someone asked me to post here (which I will do if asked).Giveaways and Contests (Last update: Jan/21/15)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you see any links are wrong, let me know!
- No need to make a journal
- Make journals/Tag someone
- Newest addition for the day
- Contests I have entered
Jan. 31 2015 - Points and Art Giveaway - [link] - By: :iconKaiyaAquamarine: (yep me!)
Mar. 1st 2015 - Point Giveaway - [link] - By: :iconJassy2012:
[Bullet; Green] Mar. 1st 2015 - 700 Point [Points] Giveaway -
S3 BA1 COLOR BATTLE LESS THAN 24HRS LEFT!S3 BA1 COLOR BATTLE LESS THAN 24HRS LEFT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: 12th Feb :icondeadnemo: was nice enough to make a spectacular spiderman logo for us. please help yourself
BACB1 BEGINS NOW!
Its the the first color battle of the season and i gots some fiyah for ya.Just some awesome superior spiderman lines for ya,done by Ryan Stegman himself. For sure a future classic.So enjoy.
Also no worries polls are not gone they will be back next battle.
Judges:iconcristian-santos: :iconlukedenby: GUEST JUDGE :iconseane:
DUE DATE : feb 15th
Flats by :iconTrinityMathews:
1st 2 warriors to have atleast a 3 battle win streak will battle for the BACB championship!
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Top social posts from last week: 10.28.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 10.28.131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, now we know what the Disney Princesses will be for Halloween! Thanks to IsaiahStephens! bit.ly/1bNstxM
An unbelievable book sculpture by wetcanvas of Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith castle!
These gorgeous cover designs for the Chinese versions of the The Lord of the Rings by breathing2004 perfectly captures J.R.R. Tolkien's classic tale while staying true to the artist's style.
If Gandalf took the ring... Artwork by Benco42
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
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 Rant2 years 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.
I'm back+2 free icons raffle+WINNERSI'm back+2 free icons raffle+WINNERS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
awwwww Thank youuuuuu guys ;A;!!<3333 really I didn't expect such a great success ;w;!!!*hugs you* <33333
I'm sooo happy you enjoyed the raffle ;; u ;;!!!<333
The winners on 822 numbers are:
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WOW 822 favs ;u;
Due the great amount of success I'll select 3 person this time instead of 2 ; u ;!! <333
Thank youuu >u<!!<333
Feel free to un-fav this journal <33
Hiiiiiiiiiii * o *!!
I'm back guys >w<!!<3333
I'll respond as soon as possible to all notes/messages/gifts ;u; thank you so much for everything!!;A;!!
But I really want to thank all for being so supportive ;u;!!<333333
So I decided to do a Tiny raffle (I almost finished t
Cup contest 2012 | 4196 :points: | winners!Sorry that it took more than a day, but I was hoping for a more clear second and third place. Anyway these are the entries that won!Cup contest 2012 | 4196 :points: | winners!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First place: 2000 + 3 month PM or 636
.: Smiley Cup :. by Pure-Poison89
Second place: 1000
Strawberry cup by So-ghislaine
Third place: 500
Half Empty or Half Full? by ajnataya
I will give you all your price now <3 Congrats!
And thanks for the people who voted in the poll
EDIT13jan2013: The cup contest ended yesterday. It was quite hard to decide (believe me ), but I made a decision for the final poll based on:
1. originality, concept
Thank you all for your participation
These 10 entries made it to the final.
Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by birdsistersstockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
XPS 10.9.5 - 4 Anni EditionXPS 10.9.5 -- Anniversary EditionXPS 10.9.5 - 4 Anni Edition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
XNA Model Viewer
The #165 XNALara/XPS release
4 years ago 20. Feb. 2009, XNALara version 1.0 was born,
developed by :icondusanpavlicek:, the original creator of XNALara.
Now, 164 versions later http://xnalara.home-forum.com/t170-xnalara-xna-posing-studio-latest-version , XNALara/XPS 10.9.5 will support Speech Bubbles
I know it would be a lot of work, with a new menu needed, etc - so I don't hold my breath ! But it would beat having to save each image and load them into a tool like Photoshop or Movie-maker to add the subtitles...
... We love a XPS that would give more support to story-tellers. You too? ...
Today as a birthday gift for the community.
XNALara/XPS -- 4th Anniversary Edition -- The XNA Model Viewer and XNA Posing Studio
Model outfits_xna_compleanno_trtf http://forum.tombraideradventure.it/4_compleanno_TRTF_2009/outfits_xna_compleanno_trtf.rar
Questi outfits sono stati creati per i 4 anni di Tomb R
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
Art Blocked? The Anatomy of Art BlockA brief edition, 7 years later, as this article is still receiving attention.Art Blocked? The Anatomy of Art Block7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
AS a webcomic artist who has now produced over 1,000 pages of work with no hesitation, I should amend this article with the following summary:
Art-block is caused by a lack of creative purpose. Purpose is the best means by which a vacillating artist might finally become motivated again. Whether it's as simple as the need to capture a beautiful image, like a sunset with a loved one, or as dire as the need to communicate an imperative revelation before death, this purpose is the key to allowing the feeling of importance, which will allow artists to undertake as great a task as making art.
Avoid irrelevant information.
Understand your own desires.
Feel no shame.
We all get art-blocked at one point. "I don't want to draw" or "I don't feel like drawing this..."
By understanding what art-block is, we can take steps to avoid it in the future, and pos
Thanksgiving Giveaway - 2000 Points! [CLOSED]So, Christmas is around the corner and that means you'll get another package of underwear from your mom. But Thanksgiving (for us folks in the United States - sucks if you live some place in, like, France) means food and something about being thankful for what you have. This isn't about being thankful for what you have. This is pure, unadulterated, shove-people-out-of-your-way greed. I'm giving away 2000 points on the day before Black Friday. I'm sure you want them.Thanksgiving Giveaway - 2000 Points! [CLOSED]2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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