To all you aspiring artistsI just felt like giving a little motivational speech, based on some questions and feedback I've gotten from young, aspiring artists.To all you aspiring artists2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of you say you look at my art and get inspired, and I just love hearing that because that's just what I want; to be able to inspire! It also inspires be back, because I know very well how it's like to work your butt off and not feeling you're getting anywhere. And I can relate when some of you say you actually lose all motivation when you see my work (or others' work, of course), because you feel you could never reach that same "level". I was there too, I've felt just like you guys! I have also had the nagging feeling that my art might not be good enough, but those thoughts are all stupid. Yeah, they are. I'll be rude enough to say that right now.
Art can be very frustrating in your "growth period", if I can call it that. And while being your own worst critic can help you grow, it can also tear you down and destroy everything called 'motivation'. So
ART GIVEAWAYso um yeah art give away so what you have to do isART GIVEAWAY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
favourite this journal entry
comment your favourite kind of cookie
lick the screen >:3
its pretty much a case of first come first serve but yeah ima be generous and open 6 spaces so 6 or six of you awesome wittle people can get a chance pretty much what ima do is draw your character sitting on a giant cookie or waffle your choice i guess
good luck fluffeh snuggles
FROM THE ARTIST EXPERIENCE.... - DIFFICULT CHOICEI guess it's high time for the next story, especially when I've just finished new portion of illustrations for yet another children story. Today I'd like to talk a little bit about how is it like to draw for children's book.FROM THE ARTIST EXPERIENCE.... - DIFFICULT CHOICE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Normally when you get such job, you are usually told what you should draw. Like: "we want a very cute kitten with white fur and blue eyes, background should be simple, in a dark color" - that's not a lot of info but it's good cause it gives you some freedom. I don't really like to draw very specific things, there is no room for creativity.
So you were told something vague about the cover, after some time you finished your job, everyone is happy (or not) and you can move to the inside. For me it was cover + 17 black&white lineart illustration. Just like those:
Nobody tells me what to draw on those inside sketches. I just get the text and pick something for every chapter. You would say that it's awesome, cause I get to draw what I wa
Interesting videosSome of my bookmarked videos I enjoy viewing, if u got some time maybe you should give em a try.Interesting videos4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Malcolm Gladwell, Why do some succeed where others fail?
Talk on Goals
Where good ideas come from.
Do schools kill creativity?
Math in art
Secrets To Success
Randy Pausch - Time Management
Secrets of Success 2
A better world with games
Will Smith Wisdom
Sorry This Raffle is cancelledSorry This Raffle was cancelled on Mar 22 due to lack of enteries you should have read the Founders UP DATE First Journal...........Sorry This Raffle is cancelled3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2000 POINT RAFFLE
I WILL BE CLOSING ENTERING AT #500
2000 POINT RAFFLE!
FREE FOR ALL TO ENTER!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER IS OBEY THESE FOUR SIMPLE RULES:
1. Watch Us.
2. Favorite this journal.
3. Spread the word in your journal and link back to this.
4. Comment and link me to your journal and I'll assign you a number!
5. Join our Group .......so sorry everyone I thought watching meant you became
a member thank you someone for pointing this out to me so Sorry everyone about that
This is NO GIMMICK.
Will Announce winner once we have 500 people
I'm bored :c...*50 point giveaway!* (WINNER!)*EDIT* WINNER ANNOUNCED!!I'm bored :c...*50 point giveaway!* (WINNER!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congrats to :iconBellaK123:!!!
There will be another BIG point/art giveaway soon!! So don't be sad if you didn't win c:
There will also be a June giveaway too!
I am very bored! D:
And since I am feeling bored and nice, I decided to do a tiny point giveaway.
All you have to do is:
Fave this journal (it will be your number)
Watch me IF you like my art~ ;v;
Well....that's about it!
Winner will be chosen using Random.org
Quick weekend contests!I have some points to give away, and I just made a new character I would love some icons of!Quick weekend contests!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Draw character under for both contests
DEADLINE is on sunday 12th
Rules for icon contest
Crisp pixels only example
50x50 fullbody transparant icon.
Animation is optional.
Upload icon to gallery so I can post it under
There will be 2 winners, each will get 2000 each. Then the runner up will get 600
Pels Icon [Contest Entry] by OfficialFlygonIcon Contest Entry by RubberCrocodile[CONTEST ENTRY] switching by sateIite
If I could have a moment of your time?I know at this time of the year many people are finding the joy of family and friends.If I could have a moment of your time?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
If I could wish anyone anything this Holiday season it would be happiness, love, and a moment of clarity.
There has been so much going on in this world that seems to have put either hostility or pain onto the shoulders of people around the world. Many are still suffering and they all need to know that regardless of how much they feel it — They are never alone.
I want to wish all of you; even those I do not know as well as I could or should, a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday.
I want you to remember that you are loved.
I want you to know you are not alone.
I want you to understand that you are brave, smart, strong, and every breath you take is a gift.
You are a gift.
I know this sounds like nothing but promotion for posterity coming from a s
SPIKE updates - nov2013Yesh, it's about time I gave you guys an update on the progress of my novel, "SPIKE".SPIKE updates - nov20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've gotten a lot of notes and comments asking when the book will be finished, how far I've come in the writing process, or how many chapters there are so far, and so forth... And I love getting questions like that, because that means people are interested in my work, many of which say they even love my work, and.. just wow, I mean, I'm completely honest when I say that it means a whole lot to me. And I'm serious when I say that without the support from you guys (you all know who you are <3 ), I would never have bothered continuing the SPIKE story. I would probably just have posted chapter 0, deleted it, and stuffed it all in a drawer and possibly even given up on the whole story-teller dream. Feedback is very important to me, which sounds very selfish, I know, but I used to be incredibly insecure of myself and everything I did. I had this dream of becoming a cartoonist to have my stories told, and
Anthro Artist Feature & Interview - SilverfoxWelcome Anthro Community to the #7th issue of Anthro Artist Feature Interview. This issue will feature the talented dio Silverfox5213!Anthro Artist Feature & Interview - Silverfox3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Commission for Digidrag by Silverfox5213
Is full of imagination and talent! From the highlights in the eyes to the whispy spin of the of the dragon spirit.
You have to love the reaction of the character in seeing such an anomaly!
Silverfox5213 has such a unique gallery. Every piece is full of exquisite detail, amazing highlights and shading and such imagination. Each piece from Silverfox5213's gallery is truly inspiring. I have become such an honored fan of Silverfox5213's work and I know you will too. It is my honor and pleasure to bring to you the very talented Silverfox5213!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself! What first perked your interes
Unleash your dark sideIdk if many of you know, but when I was younger I got bullied in school for what I enjoyed, I bring this up because of what recently happen to a kid for liking MLP and being bullied for it, to the point of almost taking his own life.Unleash your dark side1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hated school and people in general, I know there's no real easy way to handle it and everyone takes things differently.
But I want to encourage those that do have problems to try to your best to vent with your art even if people around you won't listen..
I know it seems silly now and weird. but back when I was bullied and ignored, rocketchu and growlash was how I got out my anger that I felt to the ones that bullied me.
sometimes it can be fun to play the bad guy through art, to get your revenge that way or at lest it helped satisfy my hurt and anger back in high school. I used them to make my art work even better.
Stay strong no matter what, re
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.3Part 1:http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.32 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Was Not Ready For This
What did I just sign myself up for?
I had never made, drawn, written, or created a book in my life, so this was all pretty foreign to me. I had told Heavy Metal publishing I'd do it on my own dime. Reason was, this was my project.
Not that I can't cooperate or collaborate, but this time I wanted to create what I saw in my head, and not have a voice behind me telling me what to do and what not to do. Kevin Eastman, head of HM Pub, was incredibly generous in this decision and told me to lead the way, and I tried my damnest.
So I started with the obvious fundamentals. What is the story of LMS?
Now, as a whole, LMS's simple logline is incredibly simple. A man who gets framed for a crime he didn't commit, breaks out of prison and goes after those
(C) Adam1704. A Socialist Theory towards SocietyI am societys pawn on the chessboard of life, i can fall for those around me, the knights and the king and queens of which i am told to protect, because my piece in society is worth so little and offered no appreciation for my efforts. Only by venturing to the other side of that board of life, passing each obstacle, each square, can i elevate to a more higher level within society. But i am just one pawn of many pawns, and there is no guarantee any of us can make it. It is a long road, one of many battles and obstacles, but if we do not give up, and we play our parts to the fullist advantage, we can achieve our self-actualization and evolve into something more.(C) Adam1704. A Socialist Theory towards Society2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(c) Adam Daniel Newell 2013
This is a line i write for my university essay which i believe is worth mentioning here for all to read-- for those of you who believe life will tear you down which each passing blow, follow your destined path and become more than society wants you to be.
What needs to be changed IMOSo I was asked a day or so ago to post what my ideas actually were and what my actual concerns were on what could be changed or fixed on dA since all I did was basically pack up and leave. Most people thought it was just because of theft or the admins but it was honestly a combination of a bunch of things really.What needs to be changed IMO1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the 7 things that come to mind:
I apologize in advance for some horrible grammar and misspellings if any appear. It's cold so typing is hard to do, haha! Sorry :I
1. Take actual cases of art theft a bit more seriously.
This seems to be the one most people are on about and yeah, I get pissed off about someone stealing my stuff but what really gets me is how hard it is to resolve the situation. It shouldn't be that hard to get staff members to remove a stolen piece. More so when it's the original artist reporting it.
It doesn't take a genius to review a situation where the works are side by side and compare if they are indeed stolen or flat
Ready for the Rainbow Bridge?Why... Just why....?Ready for the Rainbow Bridge?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few past days, I've been dealing with quite traumatic moments with our family dog- battling for his life.
That family dog, named Dingo, is a very special dog for us- that no other dog in whole universe can replace him for us, in meaning of loving another dog in a very special way how we did to him. (Just to be clear, we have only two dogs: Arnaq as my own dog and Dingo as family dog.) I really regret that I never spoke much about him there but only Arnaq was center of attention.
He is our very first dog. We adopted him as a 5 month puppy when I was... 11 years old! I was a mere child and my brother was 9. I was raised with him for entire childhood until adulthood that where I am right now. All animals that are/were with us are treated with the best love and care from us. All are/were important, but Dingo was more than just a pet as family member. More than who Arnaq is for me. He was a big bro fo
Just wondering...I don't want to sound like 'that guy' but...Just wondering...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since when is mis-gendering someone an insult?
I mean honestly.
So what if someone accidentally calls you a male or female pronoun if you're the opposite. Unless they do it on purpose I don't see a point in getting all pissed off about it.
Save yourself the grief and just deal with it. You're on the internet and chances are 99% of the time people commenting or talking to you/about you won't know you're gender unless you tell them.
Nowadays it seems gender roles are taken SO seriously that it's like criminal if you make a mistake about it. You get your head snapped off at the neck or an army of angry people plaguing you calling you a homophobic dick or some other random gender-hating label.
To be honest I don't care if you call me he, she, him, her, his, hers, lamp, llama, shark, pinto bean, or whatever.
My gender is NOT that important. It's what I am, not who I am and to be honest I
Ocupado con los dibujo para concurso en mi Pais.Hola a todos (Watchers, amigos, hermanas y los que quieran leerlo también)Ocupado con los dibujo para concurso en mi Pais.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Estos días estoy muy ocupado con uno de los dibujos que quiero presentar para el concurso que habrá en mi país.
Estoy trabajando en el dibujo que será relacionado con "El Hobbit".
Para este estoy haciendo un dibujo del dragón "Smaug", debido a que estoy haciendo este dibujo para concurso lo estoy trabajando a una resolución bastante grande (6000 x 4000 píxeles) y quiero aprovechar el espacio de la imagen para dar buenos detalles.
Según la idea que tengo en mente este posiblemente sea hasta el momento el dibujo al que más trabajo le voy a dedicar.
Como les había prometido anteriormente, les dejo las primeras WIP´s del dibujo el cual por ahora mantendrá el nombre:
"Smaug - El Heraldo de la Miseria y la Aniquilación"
Agradeciendo a :iconsupermetroid2: por haberme dado la magnifica idea para el t
A Christmas TraditionIt's after Midnight, so it's Christmas Eve once again, Ladies and Gentlemen.A Christmas Tradition1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And as most of you know, I have a tradition that every Christmas Eve, I will tell you all a marvelous story to warm your cockles in preparation for when Santa comes and pisses in your fridge..... I mean give you prezzies and shit.
So without further ado- pull up a chair, gather 'round and enjoy this festive treat.
T'was the night before Christmas
And all through the house
Everyone felt shitty
Even the mouse...
With Mum at the Whorehouse
And Dad smoking grass
I'd just settled down
For a nice piece of ass
When all of a sudden
I heard such a clatter
I sprang from my hoe
To see what was the matter
When out on the lawn
I saw a huge prick
I knew straight away
It must be Saint Nick
He came down the Chimney
Like a Bat out of hell
I knew instantly
The fat fucker had fell
He filled all our stockings
With pretzels and Beer
And a big rubber Dick
For my brother, The Queer.
He rose up the Chimney
30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!I've reached 30,000 watchers!30,000 Watchers! 3000 points Giveaway!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To celebrate I will be giving away a total of 3000 to random of my watchers!
There will be 10 randomly selected winners of 300 each!
How to Enter
It's a giveaway to my watchers, so you must be watching me to participate
It's never too late to watch me, feel free to do so if you like my art
Simply favorite this journal, it will automatically give you a number
After 48h from posting this journal, I will use http://www.random.org/ to generate random numbers.
If the random generated number is the same from the number next to your name in the f
Anthro Challenge #103 - A New YearTWO WEEKS LEFT!Anthro Challenge #103 - A New Year1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the 103 installment of Anthro Challenge! Welcome to the first day in 2014! Let's start fresh and new!
If you have any suggestions for themes, please feel free to comment on the front of our group or send us a note! We are welcome to new ideas from the Community!
What themes do you find more challenging vs others?
AnthroCommunity | anthrochallenge
AC Challenge #103 - A New Year
What Your Challenge Is
After the holidays settle down, it's nice to think about a "new year!" So let's see what you've got for us! This could be a resolution you've made, what a new year means to you or just celebrating with friends, family and fireworks!
Your Art Piece Must Be...
Anthro Related character/creature/thing/etc somewhere in the piece
MUST be related to the contest theme!
Slender in Real Life?You heard me, it's true .u.Slender in Real Life?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I was on good old YouTube, and I saw a vid of how to play Slender in real life (Though, of course there is no real Slenderman X3)
So, here is how the game works:
Slender can be played with two or more people (The more the merrier) and it is preferred that it be pitch black out-side.
So, turn off all the lights in the house (Or where ever the heck you are) and give one person a flashlight before sending them off to count to, say, 30 or so. While the flashlight person is counting, all other players run around the house and place notes (Don't make them too hard to find now X3) before hiding. When the flashlight person is done counting, they will wander around the house in search of the notes. Now, all the other players are playing Slenderman, and they have to try to catch the flashlight person. Here is where it can get fun .u.
If the flashlight is shined on the Slenderman, they have to freeze on the spot. No looking around or nothing (You can bre
100 Points Giveaway!!! [CLOSED]One lucky person will win 100 points!!100 Points Giveaway!!! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To participate you only have to:
Fav this journal.
watch me if you're not my watcher yet.
Write "done" below.
and that's it!!
I will use random.org http://www.random.org/
Good luck everyone! [:happybounce:]
P.S if you share this journal you will get 5 points from me for sure, just note me!!! [Heart]
eggiesNot sure if you guys are even interested in these, but I've drawn on eggs again:eggies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something I used to do a lot back when I was more active on my old nocturnalMoTH account. I've kinda missed doing this.. But, yeah, if you wanna see more of these little fellows, head over to my nocturnalMoTH gallery :3 there's a gallery folder there called "eggs and pills" with more of this madness...