900 point giveaway! Results!Results are in!!900 point giveaway! Results!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First place getting 500 points is
Second place getting 300 points is
Third place getting 100 points is
And because so many people took part I'm giving one more prize of 100 points to a randomly selected person which is
Thanks very much to everyone who took part, I hope to do this again sometime, maybe at my next watcher milestone, whatever that may be Stay tuned for more from me but for now thank you and goodnight
Just refreshing this as I realized none (Or very few) of my watchers have taken part, it has been almost entirely newcomers! I wondered if maybe this journal had suffered the "Unable to display" thing that has been happening to people lately?
EDIT: Updated rule number 2 so it's clearer.
To celebrate reaching 100 watchers I thought I'd do a giveaway! :iconlachoirplz:
Another 100 point giveaway /closed/well, frosting-storm won the last 100 point giveaway, we used random.org to choose who won.Another 100 point giveaway /closed/2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
we are having another 100 point giveaway though.
again, all you have to do is favourite this journal, be watching us, and comment you favourited it.
My art was stolen, now what?!You're casually browsing the internet when all of a sudden you see your art ripped on someone's myspace page, or elsewhere on the net, so what do you do?My art was stolen, now what?!9 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well if you're an American citizen, you're protected under that infamous law known as the DMCA, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you right click your ripped image and select properties, youll be able to see the address where the image is hosted. If its photobucket or some other easily accessible site then you have it easy and you know where to go to find a support email address. If your image is hosted on a dot com, youll need to do a WhoIs search and the name server that is listed will usually give away the company that is physically hosting the site. You can then get in contact with most sites through a webmaster or support email if you take a quick look around their site.
So now you know where your image is, what company is hosting it, and how to get a hold of them, then you scratch your head and ask
Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright InfringementNever needed to keep a journal. I decided to install it today just to post this.Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a terrible story about an user that had a complain about copyright infringment, in which she was not the owner of the copyright over the original character as the original belongs to Lauren Faust / Hasbro. The girl unleashed her fanbase (other than all the other pricks around the internet that have no other interesting stuff to do and find it funny) against a Community Manager, Administrator of Deviantart, which i find to be an otrageous thing to do.
I searched for a simple yet effective description of what Copyright means and i found it surprisingly non other than on the respective bashed admin's journal, as a very old entry.
Probably if the people would have bothered to browse and read, they would have been illuminated why the admin took the actions he did on the so often posted screenshot.
What I want to do here is to use the overall issue to compare the differences between copying, plagiari
August Giveaway! [Closed]Today I am getting on a plane and flying back to Washington. It was a good trip, despite spraining my ankle. I visited a botanical garden, a renaissance faire, and had some nice wine tasting.August Giveaway! [Closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So you are probably wondering, where's the frickin' giveaway already!? It's a little late, but it's here! The August Giveaway!
Grand Prize: 1000 Points & 3-Month Premium Membership
Runner-Up: 3-Month Premium Membership
How To Enter
Just this journal entry!
Giveaway ends August 15th!
Don't forget to check out my photography from the trip!
May's Giveaway [closed]It's the beginning of the month, which means a new giveaway! This is one of my biggest yet so you don't want to miss it. All you need to do to enter is add this journal to your favourites!May's Giveaway [closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1st - One Year Premium Membership
2nd - Three Months Premium Membership
3rd - Three Months Premium Membership
If you are watching me, you are entered into a separate drawing for 1000 points!
Today's quick-draw prize is 100 points to the first 5 comments, and 20 points to the next 10 comments after that.
How to Enter:
Add this Journal to your Favourites!
More Ways to Win:
Leave a Comment!
The giveaway ends May 16th 2013
Thank you and remember to for more giveaways!
Why I disagree with Kony 2012Many on here and on Facebook have messaged me about the Kony 2012 movie. It's very well-made and definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.Why I disagree with Kony 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Kony is a terrible criminal, and I am very much for bringing him to justice. However, I do not share the enthusiasm of the overwhelming majority about the movie and the proposals put forward by the makers. Here are ten criticisms I came up with, in no particular order.
1) If something is being hyped up all around you, this is a strong signal to think for yourself. Be especially suspicious when someone wants to use FORCE to do GOOD. Paradoxically, if you REALLY care - don't fall for appeal to emotion, as is being done here. Consider the implications and outcomes, rather than the motives. Don't let the public opinion shape yours, let the facts do so. Don't let one issue overshadow other issues which could be more important. Don't be afraid to disagree with the majority. Truth i
Conquer your artblockI think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.Conquer your artblock1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to
150 points giveaway! The winner:Hello, sweeties150 points giveaway! The winner:3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I joined ask.fm today, and it's rather fun and addictive.
If you are on ask.fm and have any question for me, you can ask me here:
I like fun questions
I decided to give another 150 points to one lucky deviant again!
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do thank you!
Thank you everyone for participating.
The winner is
Congrats, and enjoy your prize
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews )
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
fave this journal...
well, that's all
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from random.org
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck
I hope you like my newest one:
+ my latest:
The Mascot Contest Winners*walks in and harumphs*The Mascot Contest Winners1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ladies and Gentlemen! Today is the 14th June and the most of us know, what this means for us as a group. Today we will introduce the now official mascots from Art-IsOurLifePotion here on deviantArt. This was our fist big contest and we recieved entries from 6 people which can count as much in fact that we started the contest in a very early phase of the group. We are very happy to say that it was absolutely not easy to chose a winner. The judgment was done by Carumo, Zerunos and me, Alkasay. We talked round about 4 days about every point we wanted to include as a parameter for the winner. For sure we could punsh you our lists now on the screen, but we all decided to simply give you the ranking and some feedback for everyone of you. I am very sorry that we cant use all of the mascots at the same time, BUT as admin I decided I will make them ALL active.
We are not a group with 1 Mascot, NO! - We are a group now with 2 lead-Mascots and a great tea
Contest (WINNERS!)ok guys, here a finally the winners!Contest (WINNERS!)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
it took me a very long time to give everyone a number and put it to the calculator but well, in the end we have our winners!!
all in all we had 188 contestans!
( some of them were aded 2 times or 3 times to the raffle, because they made a journal entry or donated a prize)
I will note all the prizedonators, so that they will give you your prizes and wont forget about it
3rd place goes to:
free 1 month feature ( in shadowhatesomochao feature journal)
watch from shadowhatesomochao and Aceykunn and DarkWarriorUmbreon
a sketch from SHer-5
a fave from Aceykunn
a chibi drawing from Ace-Tron
1 lineart base bust from Glissel
a Lineart from wingedalchemist2961
a Feature from wingedalchemist2961
300 points giveaway - the winnersMerry Christmas, sweeties!300 points giveaway - the winners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[Santa Clause][Santa Clause][Santa Clause][Santa Clause][Santa Clause][Santa Clause]
Here's my festive little Christmas postcard for you:
In the last couple of days I've already gifted around 2000 points through several giveaways (:
...And since I'm still in a festive mood :iconexcitedlaplz:
I decided to make another giveaway for my watchers.
I want to give 3x100 points to 3 lucky deviants.
The only thing you have to do in order to participate is
[+fav] fav this journal
be my watcher
('cos I made this for my watchers exclusively to make them smile on Christmas. It's a little thank you for all the support you've been giving me, so I wouldn't like to give the points to random person who just hunts for them [Aww])
I will pick 3 lucky winners using random.org.
Names of the winners will be announced in this journal as always.
closing date 28th D
*CLOSED* 1900 Points Giveaway, WINNERS!1900 Points Give away! The Winners Have been decided!*CLOSED* 1900 Points Giveaway, WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This was NOT easy at all... When I started the Giveaway, I believed it gonna be around 200-300 Fav+ and Journals, Not 942 Fav+ and 249 Journals as I ended Up with.... All in all was it 1191 People In my list, so everyone in this Contest did have chance of 2,5191% Or 5,0382% If you made a Journal to win something in this contest. Did take me almost 40 Minutes just to write down the Journals... and another 30 minutes to make this journal... Finally its over!!! Also, This contest started with 1000 Points in the Price list, But i wrote that for every 100 Fav+ Would I add another 100 Points... I should`t have done that, when the Contest was finally over, more then 900 People had faved it, and The price list was gone from 1000 to 1900 Points. And it was 16 Winners when I started, now its 34 Winners.
And the time have comes, to tell you who
Attention Mlp: Fim Voice Actors!!!!!!!! READ BELOWHello everyone!Attention Mlp: Fim Voice Actors!!!!!!!! READ BELOW5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As you may know, I am working on an audio drama for my fanfiction: "The Dark Side of Equestria", but, when making an audio drama, I need voice actors, ALSO VERY BADLY!
Here's what you need to apply:
1. Audacity (or another recording editing software, this one is free btw)
2. The availability for deadlines and such
3. An active Skype acount (If you don't have one and you can't get one, email or notes on devient art is fine also. Keep in mind that this is also a free software.)
4. A good attitiude!
Now for the moment you have been waiting for... WHO I NEED!
5. Princess Twilight Sparkle
6. Pinkie Pie
8. Rainbow Dash
9. Shinning Armor
10. Princess Cadence
11. Princess Luna
12. Princess Celestia
13. Sweetie Belle
14. Apple Bloom
15. Big Macintosh
16. Prince Keith (generic guy voice like Shinning Armor, tenor 2 singing voice)
17. Brax (Low evil-ish voice like Sombra but not as strong and scary(?), bass singing voice)
PREMIUM + POINTS GIVEAWAY /Project EARNPREMIUM MEMBERSHIP & POINTS GIVEAWAYPREMIUM + POINTS GIVEAWAY /Project EARN1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
AS PART OF PROJECT EARN
Prizes: 3 month premium membership, 1 month premium membership, 300 points
I told you a new giveaway was coming! This time I do it to spread the word about my current dA project PROJECT EARN which focus on encouraging awareness in different topics every month. The current topic is about bullying and everyone is welcomed to participate! Read more here: Project EARN introduction
This will be my 3rd giveaway and it will work the same way as the other times. The difference this time is that you have the chance to win a 3-month premium membership!
1st: 3 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (1 winner)
2nd: 1 MONTH FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (2 winners)
3rd: 100 POINTS (1 w
The beauty of hyperventilationSo I read #631 and my hyperreactive imagination painted a picture so heart-wrenching I have to post it here because this way Kishi will never ever make this happen. Regard it as magic reversedThe beauty of hyperventilation2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As we've seen, Orochimaru hasn't arrived to the party yet. Either Kishi will be savouring the best part for the dessert, or when Orochimaru finally arrives, he'd cancel the Edo Tensei (just for the lulz, you know, Orochimaru IS like that ) - RIGHT at the moment when Hashirama will turn his attention to the lovesick Uchiha patriarch (also known as Madassery, courtesy to spadiekitchenqueen )...
:iconnowkissplz: Just imagine: they're about to solve all their misunderstandings, after all this time of being dead and alive... And Hashirama dissipates in a truly Ulquihime-parting-moment fashion
Thankfully, this probably never happens.
And Hashirama gets away from E.T. control (if he hasn't
Please Think Before you Write Ok, so just throwing this out there, perhaps this will be an unpopular view, but I don't think I'm being unreasonable.Please Think Before you Write2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'd just like to mention publicly, that I, as well as artists in general, are not art vending machines.
You don't type suggestions in, and then have a slot where artwork comes out for free .
Important to Note: I am not addressing any individual in particular. If you think this is about *you* specifically ( whoever you are)- don't. This about the private notes I get, with alarming volume, where people feel they can simply request artwork from me for free. I get a *lot* of these. Which prompted me to post something about it. I usually just ignore them, or, if I feel particularly polite that day, I send them a note back saying I don't do requests.
But they never stop o_O. And it's not that I mind suggestions in comments under artwork, such as: "Oh, I hope one day you will paint _________." or, "
10 ways to become a better artistDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to become a better artist1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to become better at art? How to gain necessary skill and how to stay motivated and inspired?
There are no right, or wrong answers to these questions, as we all are different and we have our own creative journeys - but here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Make art with your heart
Make the art that you enjoy to create. Make what resonates with you, put your heart in it (not literally) and it will show through your artworks.
2. Be consistent
Commit to yourself. Do something daily, even if it's just a sketch. Perhaps, do a study every morning or make speedpaintings. You may not see the progress at first, but you shouldn't get discouraged by that. Not every single one of your artworks has to be a masterpiece and it's totally okay to have a bad drawing every once
Plz? Icons as emoticons.Lets make a plz! A plz is an inactive deviantart account used solely for its icon. They came about via the wish to further customise deviantart emoticons. Plz accounts usually end in the word plz, but not always.Plz? Icons as emoticons.7 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
To use a plz, type :icon, then the name of the account, then :
So the full script looks like :iconACCOUNTNAME : (Without the space.
Plz's cover almost every emotion!
:iconimhappyplz: :iconimsarcasticplz: :iconbutbutplz: :iconimthinkingplz: :iconblankstareplz: :iconimshockedplz: :iconnotimpressedplz: :iconimhorrifiedplz: :iconimgrinningplz: :iconurnothappyplz: :iconimnothappyplz: :iconimmadplz: :iconexcitedflirtplz: :iconomgwhutplz: :iconidontthinksobetchplz: :iconsomethingstinksplz: :iconflirtplz: :iconcrosswalledplz: :iconimhighplz: :iconurhighplz: :iconhappyhitlerplz: :iconhitlershighplz: :iconiloveitplz: :iconwooooplz: :iconimnerdplz: :iconretardthinkingplz: :iconimpervyplz: :iconwthplz: :iconimskepticalplz: :iconimblushingplz: :iconvictoryplz: :ico
She never stops until her target is dead. [points]Winner:She never stops until her target is dead. [points]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
...someone here is famous, and you might know her!
Our very own keyanadrake has a book she's written available on Lulu! Not everyone can afford to buy it, and not everyone is interested, but she would be super appreciative if we could come together as a community to get the word out about her book! Check it out! I'm going to be getting a copy for myself!
"Murderer. Assassin. Cold-blooded killer. Jaola, the Agency assassin code-named Cheetah, is the best in the business. She never stops until her target is dead. That is, except when she can get away with mercy. Jaola is a woman trapped between her duty to the Agency and a deep-seated desired to be free. A gifted telepath born into the Agency, she was never given the choice. Instead, she has to take her freedom
500 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED):iconflyingheartsplz: :icondatrade: :iconflyingheartsplz:500 Point Giveaway! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hey everyone! This is Alice at dATrade which is a new point donator account. As a kick off event, I'm hosting a 500 point giveaway!
How to participate:
1. Add this journal to your favs
2. Write a journal or poll about this giveaway to spread the news
3. Include what I do at dATrade. For example:
:icondatrade: is holding a 500 point giveaway! http://fav.me/d6hqdww
At dATrade, you can donate points for an easy way to receive watches, llamas, and or favs!
10 points = 20 watches / 30 llamas / 50 favs
Go check it out today!
There will be a total of 15 winners!
One 200 point winnerFour 50 point winnersTen 10 point winners
:iconlisitisaki: wins 200 points!
:iconJustifyMySanity: wins 50 points!
:iconetoiles-filante: wins 50 points!
:iconshinywonderland: wins 50 points!