My Book is OUT!!My Book is OUT!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So my book is out finally!! YAYAYAYAY!!
David (Other5317) wrote the most epic foreword for it as well!
From the back of the book:
Nikita Gill offers thirty three stories in the form of almost poems, almost fairy tales, and some very real people behind them. Love, hate, passion...forget all you have ever known or learned. For this is not about the art of living. This is about the techniques of survival. (I hope you're proud, Mr. Darwin.)
And it's available right here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/212387
I am so EXCITED!!!
Issue 2 of MDF, Duotrope, Features!PUBLISHED!Issue 2 of MDF, Duotrope, Features!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So of recent, I've had the good fortune to be featured in four online literary journals right here! I am pleased as punch and feel extremely blessed to have this good fortune, and thought I would share it here with you.
ThickJam, experiential-experimental literature, Angoor Press LLC and The Literary Yard.
NEWS ABOUT MODERN DAY FAIRYTALES
So exciting news all around, Modern Day Fairytales is now officially Duotrope listed and I am so overwhelmed with the wonderful submissions I have been getting both from there and o
Borderlands 2 Free Golden Keys - SHIFT CodesFor those who may be unaware, there are easy (and legitimate!) ways to obtain extra Golden Keys for the loot chest in Sanctuary!Borderlands 2 Free Golden Keys - SHIFT Codes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go here https://shift.gearboxsoftware.com/home to the website, and register an account - only takes a few moments of your time. This is a service that Gearbox uses specifically for handing out extras to its players. After linking your account (for 360, you register online and then enter your data into the Extras > Shift menu), you get 2 more keys automatically!
For even more fun, follow Randy Pitchford, a Gearbox lead, on Twitter, at http://twitter.com/duvalmagic! Every so often, he gives out SHIFT codes that are good for several hours. SHIFT codes work once for each gaming profile, so everyone can use one whenever they're posted! In fact, there are a few active as of this posting!
JUUHANNA'S ART-RAFFLE! [WINNERS]Hello everybody, and welcome to my art-raffle journal!JUUHANNA'S ART-RAFFLE! [WINNERS]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been thinking of different kinds of community-activities I could create or participate in, and this seems like it could be fun n easy.
In order to participate in the raffle, you have to do two things:
1. Add this journal to your favorites (so that you will have a number).
2. Leave a comment with a link to the character (or few alternative charas for me to choose from) you'd like me to draw if you're a lucky winner!
So fav+comment, and you're in!
The way it works is as follows:
Once the contest ends, I will use random number generator to get a number, and the person who has that number in the faves list will be the winner!
I will be making a colored portrait (shoulders up) for the winner!
As a bonus I will also generate a runner-up number, and the runner-up will get a port
400 Watchers!! + Art Giveaway [Closed]Thanks everyone! I really do appreciate the support. ^^400 Watchers!! + Art Giveaway [Closed]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been considering doing something like this for a while, but now I think I'll finally bite the bullet and try.
I'm going to be doing a 'raffle' for a free piece of art, by me. It will be a waist-up, digitally coloured picture of one character of your choice (OCs included!) which I'll be posting up to deviantart when its done.
So, if you're interested...
1. Watchers only! I'll be checking. :3
2. Fave this journal entry.
I'll be randomly selecting a winner September 8th, 6pm my time, and noting the winner. After a winner has been chosen, feel free to un-fave the journal entry again.
I'd like a minimum of 10 people entering! And if this goes well I might do some of these again in future.
Site Update: DMCA Reporting, Multiple UploadsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: DMCA Reporting, Multiple Uploads2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Improved DMCA Reporting System
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
We have now enabled artists and copyright holders to file DMCA takedown requests through an easy to use form. The DMCA is a formal notice and takedown system for copyright owners. It is not an arbitrary set of rules created by deviantART; it is a legal process which is respected the world o
Bondage trainingLittle punishment during the preparations for the move... ^_^'Bondage training1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Site Update: Deviation Page Testing, Profile TabsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Deviation Page Testing, Profile Tabs1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New Deviation Page Testing
Deviation pages are one of the most visited areas of deviantART. With hundreds of millions of deviations to view, and 65 million people browsing the site each month, we want to ensure that navigating deviation pages is as seamless as possible, allowing visitors to get the most of their viewing experience.
Powered by data and feedback from our logged-out tests, we're now ready to test new vs. old deviation pages to deviantART's logged-in audience. Testing two similar, yet different, versions of our deviation page will allow us to
Equestria Girls is in theaters NOW!Hello everypony!Equestria Girls is in theaters NOW!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Equestria Girls has released their movie! They're in theaters RIGHT NOW! But, sadly, I don't really have a ticket. I'm low on bits.. :iconfluttershyshyplz: But I can maybe find it on DVD, or watch it on Youtube (if I can..). I'm just excited to see it! It's going to ROCK! :iconfluttershyyayplz: You can find the Trailer here!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNuFqaWFfCk
So, if your gonna help Twilight get her crown back, then you better be ready!
♫Get up, get down, if your gonna turn around!
We're gonna work TOGETHER helping Twilight get her crown!♫
Someone stole my workI don't know what to say. I am so upset. There is this guy, who with just a few alterations, has taken claim for my work and claimed it is his own. I am actually speechless...he removed one piece he outright stole, but he has still got SO much of my stuff up there. And refused to take it down.Someone stole my work2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are other deviantartists he has stolen from as well. If anyone recognises their pieces, please alert them, as I have only managed to alert two of three people.
I am only putting this up because I plan to take action but if any of you recognise the work put up on his website...please please alert the artist!
http://www.souravpandey.in/2011/09/its-about-love-not-attraction.html -> http://untamedunwanted.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d477vx8
There are at least three more, but he keeps deleting my comments off his page and refuses to take it down. ALL my work is copyrig
Project: toaster File: toaster.dbaendifProject: toaster File: toaster.dba2 years ago in Personal More Like This
if intStep = COOKING_TOAST
int: CookLevel# = intCookLevel# - . 05
'Color The Bread (not on crust)
if intCookLevel# >= 5
intRed = ((intCookLevel# -5)/5) * (intRedLight1 - intRedMedium1)
intGreen = ((intCookLevel# -5)/5) * (intGreenLight2 - intGreenBright1)
intBlue = ((intCookLevel# -5)/5) * (intGBlueLight3 - intGreenMedium1)
Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!Hey my friends,Con-Report: Akumakon Galway 2014 (Ireland) + pics!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was very happy to visit AKUMAKON in Galway (Ireland) in January. Together with Elffi I went to Ireland for my first time ^.^~
I brought two costumes to the con: ALTER SABER and FRANZISKA VON KARMA ....
Let's begin with Saturday !
Saturday was a really nice day. I wore my Franziska von Karma together with Elffi as Godot.
We had a little booth were we could sell our prints. We were really surprised how open and kind the Irish people were. We could find new friends very fast and had fun to talk with everybody at the booth for a long time .
Believe in Yourself. Nobody Else Will.This last 6 months saw the turn around of all the people in my life (as in everyone) asking me to quit art and focus on something else. I no longer receive constant suggestions of other careers that I should pursue. I'm sure many of you have had awkward conversations with strangers or elderly people about your desire to become an artist. I had one today (she told me art was not a feasible career). Only now my belief in myself is at 100% so that person walked away believing in me as well.Believe in Yourself. Nobody Else Will.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I could go on about my personal journey and about how butthurt I was that people weren't acknowledging the work that I was doing; the sacrifice that I was making, but most of you can relate as well. I actually developed quite an ego. A feeling that I was better than all of them, and that they were just ignorant assholes. Was that productive? I'm not sure. Would it be productive now that I'm entering galleries and doing shows (schedule coming soon)? FUCK NO!
Ultimately one of the best things I heard as
Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)Contest!Fanime, Nova Commissions and Contest (Update)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am looking for art inspiration. In all honesty, my art skill is pretty lacking, but I really want to make one of my original stories into a web comic. So here's the contest!
Xan is the 16 year old son of a politician. He is rebellious and does everything he can to try to ruin his father's career. One day, he meets Logan, a 25 year old procurer in the local Red-light District. Xan ends up getting roped into working as a male escort for Logan, but things end up getting out of hand and more than Xan's father's political career is at stake.
Xan: Average height and build. Fairly long, light brown hair. Green eyes. Tends to wear muscle shirts, jeans and hoodies.
Example of Xan
Logan: Short dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Clean-shaven. Always wears suits and designer clothes. About 5 inches taller than Xan, muscular build. Wears glasses, but doesn't actually need them. Smokes quite often.
Sorry for the crap sketch XD It was done really qu
Life is Beautiful...Isn't it?Life is Beautiful...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There are magical moments in life where I get the opportunity to remember that I'm nothing but an insignificant living being among 8 billion others.. on a planet among 8 in a solar system among billions in a galaxy among trillions and all in one universe-- possibly among others?-- where whether or not I died, would hardly leave a mark even in the face of my own city.
The world goes on without you.
Yet I once realized, that a meaning in life, is to give life a meaning.
Live your dreams! You only live once.
Don't do idiotic dares for the sake of saying you did them-- go tell that cute boy or girl you like them!
Go tell the world your name!
Why must everything be over after one failure..?
Sure, the humiliation of having everyone look down upon you is torture itself... but when you get back up and show everyone that you're somebody, it won't be you who'd be ashamed for not realizing your potential sooner-- but them!
There are mome
Points Giveaway80 points giveaway!Points Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
all you have to do is fave this, watch me and fave one of my deviants!
the winner will be announced in 1 week or so!
'GENECONOMICS' : a Motion Book script exampleUPDATE: The art is starting to come in for this book:'GENECONOMICS' : a Motion Book script example2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As it gets completed we will be posting the process of how this script becomes a Motion Book, and goes to print! So if you're interesting in the process stay tuned!
I've been asked a couple of questions about designing comics with the 'motion book' mentality in mind. Because motion books are dynamic and not static, you can create stories in a format that incorporates a motion book foundation. Where traditional comics deal with page layout, motion books deal with how that layout flows and evolves over time (Treatment: Tokyo is a great example of this).
I have an animation background, so the writing I've done in the past reflects this. Below is a script for a property I'm developing that I wrote as a motion book- so the format is taking into account how it would be interpreted at the art stage and motion book creation stage (and for that reason the format sort of bridges the 'animation/cinema'
Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!In the interest of helping people who are new to speedpainting get started, and also in the interest of getting tips and tricks out in the open that might be helpful to even those who have done it a while, I'm opening this Journal entry up to the group to post your speedpainting techniques to share with the group!Speedpaint Tips: Getting Started!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guidelines for posting (I believe this will help keep the thread readable to those coming in):
1) Give your technique a title
2) Provide a description with as much detail as is necessary to allow someone to try the technique and obtain some success with it
3) If possible, provide a link to examples that use this technique, and indicate how the technique was used
4) Please only include one tip per post
5) You may ABSOLUTELY respond to other people's posts, ask questions, and extend the tips! As this isn't a forum, please make sure you respond to the right posts when asking a question, or the original author might not see it! Questions should ONLY go under existing tips though.
Friday, Day 2 of Comic-ConComic-Con Veterans know there's an ebb and flow of patrons as the week progresses. While Preview Night can be frenzied with excitement for the con to come, there's also a notable saving of energy, knowing that the scant few hours of the first day will be nothing compared to the full-day smorgasbord for the remaining 4 days of the week. Thursday seems even more crazed by comparison, but of course, not all con-goers can get a weekday off. By Friday, electricity is buzzing in the air as cosplayers bust out their second outfit, comic-lovers bust out their second wallets, and area convenience stores are running dangerously low on comfy insoles and 5-Hour Energy Drinks.Friday, Day 2 of Comic-Con1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART's second Comic-Con panel began at noon, and the topic was How-To: The Business of Fan Art. After last year's hugely successful
Site Update: Username Symbols, MentionsWhat's NewSite Update: Username Symbols, Mentions1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New Username Symbols
With 13,000 new deviants joining deviantART each day, we want to ensure everyone's user experience is seamless. A common question from new and old deviants alike is: "What do username symbols mean?" Over the years, as we’ve surveyed deviants, we’ve found that very few understand symbols.
As part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.
Read more »
Deviant and Art Mentions: Connecting People
DeviantART is a massive community, with 1.5 million comments contributing to inspirational and stimulating conversations each day. With the sheer amount of interaction taking place at any given time, we w
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
Latest taped update!Microfoam gag? ^_^'Latest taped update!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gagged Kiss Nanà
stop making excuses!i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready, it is always a barrage of excuses.stop making excuses!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a
About PricingAlright, I know this is a huge thing in the adoptable community (or, well, the art community in general). I just want to say that, while I know for some my prices may be seen as overpriced, in most cases they are auction adoptables and thus people only pay what they're comfortable with (and whether that be $10 or $100+, please be respectful to the people who do choose to spend their money as they like).About Pricing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I personally feel the art community is urged to underprice themselves. You don't have to agree with me, but that's what I've gathered from seeing artists over the years. But I'm going to talk about my art for this, specifically adoptables, so here's my breakdown: people are purchasing, not only character art, but the time it took to make as well as a character design. What that may be worth to one person may be worth something completely different to another, so I ask that you please respect that.
For auction prices going too high--I can't agree that there should be a point where