Ok, so here's the deal: Tracing/copying/stealingBefore reading on please bear in mind that this journal is not written in anger. It's where I stand on these particular issues.
Please, try to have an open mind here and respect this journal as a statement, not a personal assault on someone/anyone.
Also please refrain from posting comments about how stupid, immature, rude, selfish, crazy, dramatic this kind of journal is.
Please stop stealing my characters, stop tracing my artwork, and stop copying my ideas and pawning them off as your own.
I realize I probably sound like an asshole but honestly I don't know how else to put it other than just flat out 'stop it'. I've tried to be nice and sugar coat it but that doesn't seem to work. Not ever watermarks and bold lettering do. But at least this way I can say I did say something about an
to anyone complaining about other artistsabout how unjustly popular they are, how expensive their commissions are, how much their designs sell for, etc.to anyone complaining about other artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
imma let you finish...but...
you're a moron. pls stop ;*
who are you to tell someone else that they should be more creative? or charge less for their time or ideas? just because of the actions of OTHER people who obviously see some sort of real merit to that person's art/design/species/whatever.
just because you do not agree with that or you are jealous does not mean you have to be a nasty little prick.
i can't believe there are people on kawiku's page telling her that she's being greedy? please sit there and tell me that you would NOT sell premade designs on one set of lines for tons of money if you could. PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOU WOULDN'T DO THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE COMMITTED TO YR CRAFT
sometimes you don't feel like doing a ton of different lines when you're in a designing mood. YOU JUST WANT TO COLOUR PRETTY THINGS! and if you can sell them for $50 a piece, that's
Responses to my last article (pt.1)So after reading comments on that latest article http://fav.me/d6q4snq about 'humanizing wolves' I noticed a lot of people argued or debated quite a few points. Points I felt I should try to cover in a sort of Q&A section here.Responses to my last article (pt.1)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
KEEP IN MIND PLEASE: In some parts of this there is personal opinions but I have included facts which can be backed up by research and by searching the internet as well. I've tried to cite sources as much as I could and give sound evidence when possible. I cannot be held completely liable if some information is outdated and I'm unaware but I would be glad to learn the updated information IF you have it accessible.
Now, let's begin!
1. Wolves can be tamed! My 'so-and-so' owned a wolf and it was the best pet I've ever seen! You're wrong if you think wolves can't be tamed!
(This goes along with wolfdogs as well for the most part)
Answer: Yeah, just because y
Inspired vs CopyingIf more than 4 things in your drawing are drawn in the same exact way and manner as someone else, you're not 'inspired'... you're copying.Inspired vs Copying5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Being inspired is seeing something and having a desire to create something of your own as well.
Copying something is seeing something and having a desire and want to do the same thing as them.
I see a ton of people saying "I'm inspired by usernamehere" and you look at their art and it's either a carbon copy of the other artist's work or a badly rendered wannabe.
Don't get me wrong, for me it's really flattering to have people say I inspire them, but it is really more or less insulting when that 'inspiration' is nothing but an excuse to copy everything I do in every drawing.
By all means, be inspired! I'm happy my work can do this for people...
However, don't copy.
If you want to practice techniques and stuff (you can't copyright those) fine, but when I see 99% of your drawings are replications of my own work (in every tiny w
on complimenting art [please read]ok so i want to start of with, first of all, i know saying this outright wont stop it from happening at all on my work, but i still would like it to be known at least?? hahon complimenting art [please read]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i notice, and have experienced countless times, that a lot of younger users on this site tend to do something akin to self depreciation when attempting to praise others work.
thats…really not ok. like really really not ok
im going to be using direct addressing pronouns “you” without actually referring to anyone specific, but, by you saying something like “oh ill never be as good as you” or “im so jealous of your work” or “i want your style/skills” in a directly envious and self depreciating tone, you are honestly doing NO ONE any favors. its rude, childish, and hurtful to say things like that, to both sides. you think i want to hear you talk down about yourself in an attempt to make me feel good? why would that make me feel g
|| Read ||Far too many of today’s youth believe they are a mistake.|| Read ||1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They need to be reminded that they are not mistakes but that they are a different and new path than the one taken previously.
Don’t let those who are lost lead your path for you. They will only you lead you wrongly and you will lose yourself along the way.
This is your life, live it based on every little success you earn and learn from every mistake you make.
Their mistakes are their own, and you are not a mistake. You are a successful example of what it means to be alive. There is no greater success than that.
This life is yours. Be something — be someone you’re proud of.
That's all I have to say.
New Species OC ContestNew Species OC Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone oUo
I have my first contest <3
The task is to create a new OC for me.
That means you have to draw a reference sheet for this character with short explanations and designs. It must be a new species character! Not an existing species like a cat or a dog!
- be fair and don't steal your species from anywhere
- if you win the character will be mine and your ref sheet, too
- if you draw an icon inclusive it raises your chance to win
- it must be coloured
- you can draw whatever you like <3 I can be a birdy one or a fishy one or another one. Everything will be fine
- dont let it looks like a pokemon please uwu
- comment if you're going to join
- you can do more than one enry
- be creative!
- I love colours
- I hate the colour purple
- I love accessoires
- you dont must explain likes or dislikes or the character
If you have an orig
CONTEST TIME! Draw Monster (9 days left) PLEASE PUT A LINK TO YOUR ENTRY BELOW!CONTEST TIME! Draw Monster (9 days left)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
edit: I have added art prizes! :'D <3
How to enter!
Draw my character Monster!
I will judge by style, personality, effort etc!
Effort also includes icons aswell!
Feel free to draw as many entries as you want
I might use some cutie art that has a transparent bg for my page huhuhu~
Also, do not include any other characters!
-No traditional art
-Artisan crafts are allowed!
More art of him here
When does it end?
Chainged: Deadline is the 10th of March
Entries will be shown here !
1st place - 2000 and a digital painting of your character!
100 BADASS THEME CHALLENGE100 AWESOME THEME ADOPT CHALLENGE100 BADASS THEME CHALLENGE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That's right! No lame themes like hearts, love, hate, goth, and crap like that. I want real, cool, awesome themes that jutt out from your mind.
If you think of anything cool, ANYTHING, post it below!
Song lyrics, bugs, alien bugs, sweater patterns hipster clothes, peppers, glass bottles, clouds, sex toys, stained glass cat eyeballs I don't care!
Just keep posting random cool stuff! ♡
Juicy alien beetles
Gross imaginary surgical equipment
Two headed knit sweater bear
Post themes! GORE AND SCIENCE THEMESAnything from biology to astronomy to shoulder blade wings and gut hair.Post themes! GORE AND SCIENCE THEMES1 year ago in Personal More Like This
See through heads, space clouds, mitosis, vertebrae, sickle cells, blood, gore (be specific)
BE CREATIVE OR BE VAGUE BUT try to be specific like
guts squeezed out like toothpaste from a tube
outside-the body lungs
coughing up space clouds
deaths of stars
idc gimme themes
I LOVE MEDICAL ANOMALIES LIKE WEIRD DISEASES N SHIT TOO THAT WORKS
LIKE there's one disease where damaged tissue regrows itself as bone, and you can't break it to move again because it would grow back as more bone until the skeleton just becomes a prison (it would look like a bone spiderweb look it up)
Anything you learned in highschool biology / anatomy/physiology / tumblr / things you saw on reddit you wish you didn't see (not baby dissections or kitten pancakes please)
Commissions [Closed] Please note that base prices are listed. These may change depending on character complexity but only up to $5 extra. I will let you know and wait for confirmation before asking for payment.Commissions [Closed]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
If buying commissions for two characters, requests for them interacting/being in the same piece is accepted however the price will still be the same as if purchasing two separate characters.
I will only take holds of up to one week. IF discussed with me I may wait up to a month. After this if no payment has been made you will be taken of the slots list to make room and I will not chase up people on this. If you want a commission, come back when you have money and are willing to pay.
Commissions are completed in order of payment received. Commissions are also prioritized over my personal art so I can deliver them asap.
I do upload most my commissions to my gallery. However I normally wait until after I send the stash file just in cas
let's have a talk about nsfw content on deviantartthis is specifically aimed at my fellow 18+ year olds here on these deviantartslet's have a talk about nsfw content on deviantart4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I turned 18 a while back and this is something that's been bugging me for a long time that i feel i can finally address: adults on deviantart making sexual and graphic gestures towards minors as well as untagged sexual content.
Deviantart is a place for all ages and I've been on this website for about 8-9 years now and I've had my fair share of run-ins with creepy adults and the like, and I believe everyone here has run into those really weird pictures of inflation fetishes and severely bloated cartoon characters that miraculously end up of the front page. This is the internet and the first time as a kid when I stepped onto here, my parents warned me about strange people out there. Especially on an art site this can be expected.
I generally keep to the furry section of DA - deviantart's a pretty big place and I've surrounded myself in a community that pertains to my interest. The furry community is a really
Okay [species rant]I feel like I should just warn people about somethingOkay [species rant]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Original species can be a super fun thing to get into! The very creative ones especially, I am very fond of
Now, I personally don't give two shits if you want to take a dog, give it a theme and put things on it, and call it a closed species, I honestly don't, as long as you aren't attacking people for having similar ideas on such a basic concept, this goes for any 'raw/basic' species design. I've said something about this in the past here.
However I feel like you guys should know, you should really stray away from raw/basic species designs because lately some people are getting very irritated by them and if you have one, you will likely be judged as 'oh another person with those uncreative species' and people may even get violent. I do not want people to fight over something so silly.
As always I encourage you guys to
'Idols and Popularity' Disscussion TopicTHIS IS JUST A DISSCUSSION, OPINIONS ARE WELCOME'Idols and Popularity' Disscussion Topic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's talk about "Idols" and "Popularity" on deviantart..
To be honest, I had to agree with thousands and maybe millions of others...that A B and C were the most page viewed, thousands of watchers, deviation faved gods...I thought their art were worship worthy.
Yes, I enjoyed capukats, rinermais, griffsnuff, rai-doos, smusheys...so on so forth's art. But what i realized that when I visited other artists page., they ALMOST HAD THE EXACT "Idols" and "Artists I love to be watched by" lists.
I MEAN WE MIGHT AS WELL SAID "ARTISTS I WISH I WERE LIKE" "ARTISTS' TALENTS I WISH I HAD"
I mean it was like a virus...it was very sad to see many young and older artists post on their "idols" page:
"I wish i had your talent.."
"My art never will be great as yours"
"Your art is so cool. Can we be friends?"
"How did you draw .... can you tell me your secret"
"How'd you get so
Okay, here's what pisses me offY'know, I get it. I get that younger artists or just other artists in general are gonna pick up bits and pieces of your style, or even unique features you give your characters and species, and that it's not USUALLY intentional. I mean, our brains are neat in that they absorb and store everything we see and bring them up in a subconscious level when we're working on things, and sometimes it brings things up that are really close to what was originally observed, it's not something people can help. I also get that younger artists may do this intentionally, since they're trying to learn how to do things and they want to do them right, so they try and learn from people that they think are doing well, and that given time they will grow into their own style. I don't really mind all this, it doesn't really upset me.Okay, here's what pisses me off8 months ago in Personal More Like This
What does upset me, is when SO MANY people take parts from your style, or your species, little bits, big bits, whatever, and then because it's used so much, p
Make me a character contest! (FINAL EXTENSION)UPDATESMake me a character contest! (FINAL EXTENSION)4 months ago in Personal More Like This
6/23/15: Stop asking me what is okay and what's not okay to do. As long as it fits my guidelines its good. Any more comments asking me if so and so is okay will be ignored.
First of the entries is added to the list.
Small rule update.
6:29: Added a few things to the looking for list
Added an extra points category
All current entries are on the list.
7/5: More entries added.
7/21: About a month left!
8/14: About a week left! Get those entries in while you can!
There are some entries yet to be added, planning to do that tomorrow.
8/16: All entries should be up to date! Please let me know if I missed yours!
More prizes added due to the awesomeness of so many entries. ;w;
8/22: I had several people note me and ask for an extension, so here we are! I'm going to give you guys a two week extension! <3 Have fun!
9/7: Extended again until 9/11.
10/1: I'm so sorry about lack of updates on this- life has been really hectic for me and very busy, but I know a few of you are get
help me save n stuff - commissionsRules:help me save n stuff - commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you're curious about anything here and interested, feel free to send me a message.
* Once bought, you may not edit my artwork without my explicit permission.
* You may not resell any sort of character I've made for you without my explicit permission (I'll usually allow it unless I want to buy the character back myself).
* I have the right to deny characters I do not believe I can do justice.
* I tend to get things done in a timely manner, but if you have a certain date you'd like something done by (that's reasonable) please let me know and I would be happy to work with you!
More examples here
Fullbody flatcolor: $10
Fullbody w/ simple shading: $17-$20
Fullbody w/ detailed shading: $30
Bust/headshot flatcolor: $8
Bust/headshot shaded: $15
More examples here
Furcadia Portraits/Close up avatars:
Anthro or humanoid: $20-$25 (flat faces, anything el
my thoughts on homophobiaHello everyone! I know this topic is very controversial and touchy, but I've been thinking about it for a while and wanted to share my thoughts, but feel free to ignore this little rant if you don't want to read it.my thoughts on homophobia2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been thinking to my self lately about homophobia and, frankly, how stupid it is. As a Christian, I feel like I should be against people being gay, and to be completely honest, I used to be homophobic; all my life I've heard that its a "sin" to be gay. But after thinking for a long time, I realized just how closed-minded and inconsiderate it is to be homophobic.
Gay people don't want to rape your wife, burn down your house, or eat your first-born child; they just want to love.
I find it extremely ironic that there are whole groups whose soul purposes is to prevent people from loving. Doesn't that sound stupid?
And what is their reason? because it is a sin? Well, I've read the Bible and there isn't just one sin, theres a whole bunch
Mental disorders - pride, shame, excusesOne's mental disorder isMental disorders - pride, shame, excuses1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
never something to be ashamed of.
never something to be used as an excuse for behavior they know better than to do.
never something to make one feel they are above another, nor below them.
never something people should pretend to have to feel part of a minority.
never something that should have become a fad to play with.
never something people should use to make others feel down.
never something that should be used as insults or slurs.
never something to distance one from those they care for.
never something someone should think will keep them from a bright future.
with that said,
I am not my mental disorder.
I am not a label.
I am not a member of a fad.
I am a powerful individual
and I am proud; not necessarily to have what I do, but to have overcome the challenges it has set before me and to have risen beyond what the confinements of mere words and diagnoses claim I can or cannot achieve.
I thought this needed
Win a FREE Chibi Commission! [Updates: Entry List]You can win a free chibi commission from me by entering! Follow the steps below and I'll have you entered with a number 1 - 25 (more if need be). The winner(s) will be picked next Friday, the 21st!Win a FREE Chibi Commission! [Updates: Entry List]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All prizes will be chibi commissions like the pieces shown below. c:
If there are 3 - 9 entrants:
---1st--- A small, single character chibi of a character with a simple design, no accessories included.
If there are 10 - 24 entrants:
---1st--- A small, single character chibi of a character with a simple OR complex design, accessories included.
---2nd--- A small, single character chibi of a character with a simple design, no accessories included.
If there are 25 - 39 entrants:
---1st--- A medium sized picture with up to two chibi characters with simple OR complex designs, accessories included.
---2nd--- A small, single character chibi of a character with a simple OR complex design, accessories included.
THE APHAED MYO CONTEST![CLOSED]AND WE'RE DONE!! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ASAP!THE APHAED MYO CONTEST![CLOSED]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
HELLOOOO GUYS! Now that the Aphaed website is all up and ready to go (or at least at a point where I'm comfortable releasing it for this kind of thing) it's time for an Aphaed myo contest!
How this is gonna work is that it's going to be a bit like when I first released Garrox - everyone makes an Aphaed design, I judge the designs an pick a bunch of winners (the number of winners hasn't been decided as I don't know how many people will enter haha) Winners get to keep their designs for free and get an extra something from me (their design put on the official base or a sketch or what have you), honourable mentions will also get to keep their designs for free. Those that don't quite make it get to keep their design for a fee (probably something like $15 ?) or can change their design into another species.
PSA about one-sided claimsRelevant againPSA about one-sided claims5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so let me tell you a thing that some of you seem to not realize ((and I should state that this doesn't apply to things that happen in the non-virtual realm. I'm exclusively talking about stuff that happens online))
when a person recounts a bad situation that happened to them, you are getting only one side of a story
and I'm not saying all people do it, but A LOT OF PEOPLE see themselves as a victim regardless of what actually happened, and they will be emphasizing parts of the story that support that view. You're likely not hearing the essential parts of the story. Example: that dog BIT me I was just petting him!!! It needs to be put down! (not included in the story: this is a dog I have abused for years and it was snarling at me in warning but I went to pet it anyways)
What I'm getting at is, even if what a person is saying SOUNDS bad, you need to take it with a grain of salt. If their accusations are harsh enough that you would actual
The most important thing (original species tips)Above all else, you need to be enjoying yourself. You don't want to be doing something that's going to cause stress or even drama, when it's not even something you're having fun doing, what would be the point of it then?The most important thing (original species tips)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll explain a thing. When it comes to original species, the most appeal (for me at least, and I know I'm not alone) comes from how much of the creators have been put into the design. YOU are unique: the way you think, the things you like, the way you were raised, your inspirations, your fears, your values, and THAT is what makes a species 'original', it's you. So with this in mind, when you make a species focusing purely on what everyone else wants (even if what people want is something that falls into their subjective idea of 'unique') can drain that you-ness out of the design, they feel so hallow. They can sometimes be saved through developing them more, putting more of yourself into them. However, sometimes that process is too stre
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?10 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
NEW CONTEST - Design Mais! | Also... Mystic Orbs?It's time for a new contest! This one will be a little different from previous ones, but your task is simple; just make as many Mais designs as you want! The top 10 designs will become the next Mais Batch with adoptables. All Mais Pond members can enter, so if you don't already have a Mais, it's possible that you'll be able to adopt your own design if you're lucky!NEW CONTEST - Design Mais! | Also... Mystic Orbs?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rules, Tips & Guidelines
- You can not change the basic design of a Mais, you only design the colors and markings.
- Mais can not have glow markings.
- Keep the designs simple, "less is more".
- Designs should preferly be symmetrical.
- You may design as many Mais as you want, but only a limited number of them will be able to win.
- If I think your design is good, but could still use a bit of tweaking I will do so. But you will still get the credit for the design.
- You don't need to make designs based on real life creatures/objects.
If you want, you can use my Mais Template to make your designs with, which can be found here