Insidious Chapter 2 Contest Winners AnnouncementInsidious
We challenged you to add a shadowy twist to a 'normal' daily experience, and you responded with some absolutely terrifying entries! Director James Wan was so impressed that he kept going back and forth trying to determine a winner because the entries were THAT good! However, he did complete his difficult task and the winners are now in
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)1 year ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
Contacting the deviantART Help DeskContacting the deviantART Help Desk3 years ago in Other More Like This
The unofficial tutorial
Français: Contacter le service d'aide de deviantART.
Suomi: Yhteydenotot deviantARTin Help Deskiin
Other language? Watch #InternationalFAQ Can you translate? Please feel free!
Where to find the Help Desk?
On any dA page, go to the very bottom and click "Help & FAQ" (which looks like this).To the left, click "Contact the Help Desk" (
HOW to use morse codeHOW to use morse codeHOW to use morse code2 years ago in Other More Like This
heres a list for letters
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heres a list for punction:
a Apostrophe (‘) · — — — — ·
a Exclamation mark (!) — · — · — —
a Colon [:] — — — · · ·
a Semicolon [;] — · — · — ·
a Quotation mark (") · — · · — ·
a Fullstop (.) · — · — · —
a Comma (,) — — · · — —
a question mark (?) · · — — · ·
list for numbers:
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Exercise: Your Character's Distinct VoiceExercise: Your Character's Distinct Voice3 years ago in Writing More Like This
The purpose of this exercise is to see how much you've differentiated each of your main characters' voices from each other.
How to Use
Pick a few major characters in your story. (I recommend using between 3 and 6.) For each of the numbered prompts below, choose what each character would say in that circumstance. You may want to write a few sentences of dialogue from that character or a quick internal monologue.
These lines are meant to generate short pieces of dialogue (about 1-5 sentences), as it's easiest to compare lines to each other that way. If you start writing long paragraphs or another character's reply to your character, then stop. Copy and paste the text. Then place it in a Sta.sh Writer or other document and continue the scene there. If you like it, post it (and credit me for the prompt, if you please!). When you finish that and return to this exercise, write about 1-5 sentences for that character and c
CSS Tricks: Background ImagesToday's CSS Trick will be about using background images in Journal Skins.CSS Tricks: Background Images3 years ago in Journal and Gallery Tutorials More Like This
There are three types of images that are mostly used in journals skins: big background images, seamlessly repeatable patterns and icon/logo-like images.
Images can be used for all elements of a journal: in the header, footer, behind text, next to text etc.. Any journal element has the ability to contain an image
I cannot stress enough that the main objective of a journal is making written content enjoyable to read. It is all about readability and making it as easy for the reader as possible. Very often I come across pretty journal skins, that have a complete lack of readability. In one of my previous CSS Tricks I already mentioned the dangers of text lengths and how to limit the .text width to improve readability.
Problems with using images:
Despite being big an images turns out to be too small for a journalAn image does not repeat seamlesslyText becomes non-re
Side by Side - Your CharactersSometimes the best place to learn more about your characters is from your characters themselves. It is important, however, to make sure you have a concrete launching point before you do this. You cant just say create a character with brown hair and call him Bob and expect this method to work.Side by Side - Your Characters7 years ago in Writing More Like This
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to jump into one of your story projects and hold a conversation with a character other than your main character. It does not have to be in good proper form, it just has to be a conversation that helps you grasp the character better.
Example: Thief of the Crown - Me vs. Topper
A: Excuse me, I'm looking for a book.
T: How hard are you trying? I am assuming you have at least discovered you're in a library?
A: Uh, yes, I was aware of that. I'm looking for a specific book, actually. I was told to come ask you about where to find it.
T: I do not work in the library. I am a scholar.
A: Well, I was not told what you do for
A Beginners Guide to Your Stock and That of OthersI like stock images. I like making them and I like using them. One important thing about using stock is having the right amount of rules. Too many and it becomes a pointless resource, too few and your work could be used for something you’d never want. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to come up with your own rules and how to follow those of others. This tutorial is really meant for people who are new to the stock and manip world, but might still be helpful to those with only a little knowledge of it.A Beginners Guide to Your Stock and That of Others5 months ago in Other More Like This
Part 1: Following the rules and avoiding pissing people off
Intro: You open your inbox one day to see a new comment on your first manip, from the creator of an image you used, and instantly you're filled with dread. They politely confront you, even complimenting your piece, about their stock. They kindly ask you to remove the stock, not take down whole image, but their photo due to a violation of their rules. Panicked, instead of just cropping out the small detail that