Artist Alley 101Artist Alley 1013 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
ARTIST ALLEY 101
Hi there deviantart guinea pigs! 8D I'm preparing an outline for a panel at A-kon! I have vast experience attending conventions and displaying my work. What I've written here are my total thoughts on how to do your first artist alley. It has not been made into an outline yet. What I'm needing is feedback, questions, and conversations about this information so I can decide what I might add or take away from this discussion before creating a final outline and hand out! Please help me! I'd really appreciate any comments you feel ready to leave! I am not really a comfortable public speaker, I only feel capable once I have prepared material extensively for the occasion.
Why to do an artist alley:
AA can turn a nice profit for a lot of people, but more often than not, First Con Ever is a learning experience more than a bountiful retail extravaganza. But before you shy away from losing money, consider that you'll probably pay more for a single college class and
The fairy tail body switching partyIt was a normal day at Fairy Tail. Everyone was bored. Wendy was looking at the request board. Mira walked up to Wendy and said, "Is there a request that you'd like to take?" Wendy sighed and looked at Mira. 'There doesn't seem to be good request s on here lately." Wendy said to Mira. Mira smiled and returned to her place at the bar counter. Wendy looked some more at the request board.The fairy tail body switching party3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Suddenly, a request caught her attention. She reached out and grabbed it from the board and took it to the table where the usual team was. "This is a strange looking request." Wendy said as she laid the request on the table. Everyone looked at the request. "Wait! that's!" Lucy said as she stood up from the table and grabbed the request. "That's the request that made us switch bodies." Gray said. Erza went pale. 'I don't want to be a cat!' She said as she stood up and almost ran off. Jellal caught her arm and said, "Just be calm and sit down." Erza obeyed and said to Jellal, "Why are you here?" Jellal put
Sweet Valentines1. SequelSweet Valentines2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Mei, I am madly in love with you.” The crimson eyed boy said calmly as he placed his foot on the pigtailed girl’s couch, lips pulled into a small smirk.
“Get better pickup lines Hugh.” She mumbled, before going back to her magazine, leaving a very shocked and stunned Hugh.
“C’mon Hikari Kari! You promised you’d spend a whole Valentine’s day with me!” The blonde boy smiled brightly as he held his hand out to her.
She just gave him a tired, blank look. “Jun, it’s midnight.” She almost growled as she glared at him.
He just smiled and grinned like an idiot, “I know! One whole day! From midnight to midnight!!”
Hikari just shook her head. She did promise one whole day. Shaking her head, she just walked back inside her house. “Good night Jun.”
“KARI KARI WAAAIITTT!”
N looked curiously around the amusement park, obse
Sweet tooth “Len I’m hungry..!” Rin complained clutching her stomach as an example.Sweet tooth1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Ok but we’re going to play a small game first.” Len said with a mischievous smile.
“Ok!” Nero face palmed at Rin’s denseness and gave Len a thumb up.
“I’ll take my leave now or Kuro-chan is going to kill me.” Nero Lied smoothly.
“Bye/Cya .” were the simultaneous answers from Rin and Len.
“Now where were we? Oh yes a game is what we’re going to play.” Len then put a platter of food in front of Rin.
“Here’s the rules you have to be able to guess what kind of food I feed you ok?”
“Ok.” She replied.
“Open your mouth.” Len said as he put a slice of orange in her mouth.
“It’s an orange!” Rin gave the answer.
“Good now this?” he put a piece of chocolate in her mouth.
“Mm is it chocolate?” Rin answered.
“Yes good now this
.chromatology Chapter 3.chromatology Chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After parting ways with White at Castelia, I could not shake her response to my question even weeks later. It was not normally in my nature to doubt myself, but when I thought of what White had said to me, I could feel my resolve faltering. She had added a new factor to my intricate formula and I was no longer sure of the solution. Was truth really subjective? How could so many truths exist? The feeling of hesitance was new to me.
I lifted my head to see Anthea and Concordia, whom I cared for deeply as sisters, though we were of no blood relation. They were standing at the door to my study wearing concerned glances. "Ah, yes, is there something you need?"
Anthea smiled warmly. "No, My Lord. But maybe there is something you need? We've noticed you haven't been acting yourself lately. Please tell us what is troubling you, dear N."
I closed my eyes and sighed. "I don't feel like myself as of late," I told them. "I find myself contemplating whether or not what I am doing is reall
Imagine #31 -- Kai of EXOKai put his arm over your shoulder as you walked. You were the only one Kai would show skin ship too, and his members loved teasing you about it. His members were right behind you guys, walking and laughing loudly. Chanyeol and Baekhyun teamed up, Chanyeol taking Kai's arm from around you and putting it around himself and Baekhyun coming up and copying what Kai had done, slinging an arm over your shoulder.Imagine #31 -- Kai of EXO1 year ago in Romance More Like This
"Ayoo" He smiles in victory. Kai smirks, pushing Chanyeol off him into the others lightly and removing Baekhyun's arm from you. Instead of putting an arm around our shoulders Kai grabbed your waist instead. The boy behind you whistled. Kai had stopped you walking and turned you to face him, pulling your waist towards him.
"Yah, You see this? She's mine not anyone else's" He says clearly before turning back to you and kissing you.
"Yah we're hungry, how long will you be~" They complained and Kai looked over before making a show of kissing you slowly again. They walk around you two on
Zhuns personal art tips 9Zhuns personal art tips 93 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I troll DA often and I come across alot of people who really crave some good art direction for themselves. Alot of people just don't know what to do or how to discipline themselves to improve their artwork/art journey. I remember when I was new to DA and at the same time new to taking artwork seriously (art school and such) that I was at a total loss at what I was doing. I had no direction, nobody would offer any advice and worse yet I was way too inexperienced to figure out that I had to ask for help. I didn't know about getting help lol. So, I was wondering around aimlessly for years.....yes, YEARS! I know at least one of you can vouch for that, as you followed me along my art journey.
So, with that said, I also don't notice any of these floating around DA. This isn't a guide to getting popular. If you're here to be popular, chances are it wont happen (because thats how karma rolls), or you'll achieve it but it will come with great sadness (drama)
1. How to draw wolves, or
Hit The Lights (Ferriswheelshipping one-shot)Hit The Lights (Ferriswheelshipping one-shot)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was the Champion now, and as he watched her dance, jealousy prickling at the surface, all he wished he could do was get up the courage to talk with her.
Hit the Lights
“No, I’m good,” N said quickly, waving his hand to dismiss the waiter who had offered him a drink.
He glanced back out into the large room before him, people crowding the gigantic space. Hundreds, maybe thousands had gathered for the ceremony, and what he was witnessing now was the celebration that took place afterwards.
It was a big deal when a new Champion was announced. It only happened once in a blue moon, and to be at the party was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
However N at the moment was thinking perhaps he would rather be somewhere else. Somewhere quiet, and away from her.
In all reality he wanted to be closer to her, talking to her, and celebrating with her. But he simply didn’t have the courage.
He had screwed up just about everything else in her life before t
So I herd u wanna make an Alaska: The GuideSo I heard you wanna make an OC for Alaska? Well, I'm here to help, I guess.So I herd u wanna make an Alaska: The Guide2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
There are quite a few factors you need to consider when making an OC, not just for Alaska but for any Hetalia OC or general nation-related OCs.
And those factors are, but are not limited to:
-General appearance of the people there.
-History in general.
-Political/Economic/Historical Relations to other nations/states/etc.
-General political/economic/social standpoints.
-General culture, both current culture and past cultures.
When designing your OCs appearance, please take into account not only the demographics, but the people who first showed up there as well!
While my personal opinion is that Alaska would most accurately be Inuit, it is possible to make a good Alaska OC that is Caucasian. I've seen it done before.
But if you are making your OC Caucasian, please take into account that Alaska is NOT mostly Russian, meaning no, it would not have super light/white hair and very pa
I Will Believe That You're Okay...If you tell me you're fine,I Will Believe That You're Okay...1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Then I won't question it.
I won't ask you about the cuts,
Or the bruises.
I'll turn a blind eye to everything...
Instead I'll ask that you join me tonight,
And maybe we'll cook ourselves a little supper.
Maybe you'd like to stay over? It'd be cool!
We'll watch a movie, play a few games.
C'mon you know how much I suck at monster hunter,
Be my wingman--er, lady tonight
And in the morning, let's go for a walk,
There's a huge park just a short distance away.
We could go on one of those nature trail things!
Hell yeah? Hell yeah!
And maybe, after you've had some time to think,
You'll see that things ain't quite as bad as you thought.
And if one day isn't enough to convince you,
Then I'm going to try again tomorrow.
Hell yeah? Hell yeah!
Venomania and Celeverbot (Contains one curse word)Before going back to normal questions I decided to give you all one last surprise my admin got the idea that I should have a conversation with this interesting person named cleverbot.....I didn't know anything about them so I decided to try it out.....after about 10 minutes I wanted to bash my head into a wall.....this is why.....Venomania and Celeverbot (Contains one curse word)1 year ago in Comedy More Like This
Cleverbot: How are you?
User: I am quite well my dear, and you?
Cleverbot: I am fine. Thank you for asking!
User: So, what brings you to my mansion?
Cleverbot: Curiosity. Never been on it before.
User: Ah I see *smile* welcome!
Cleverbot: Are you sure you're not blind.
User: No! What would make you think that?
Cleverbot: What you said before.
User: What did I say....?
Cleverbot: Can you for me?
User: Can I what?
Cleverbot: Can you say something very bad?
User: I can.
Cleverbot: Well, say it.
User: Want to fuck me?
Cleverbot: April 4th?
User: What about April 4th?
UnlovedMommy and Daddy hurt meUnloved1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
They bruise me and beat me
They drink long into the night
and then come and give me a whack
They call me names
I hold onto my teddy bear and cry
Teacher ask why I have these scars
I say I got them when I fell playing on the playground
Teacher sighs and says she doesn't believe me
I cry and break down and tell Mommy and Daddy have been hurting me
I tell her Daddy hit me with a switchblade
I tell her Mommy cut me open with a knive
I tell her they hit me with Daddy's belt
I tell her that they call me names
I tell her everything
She tells me poor thing let me call Child Services
Child Services is called
Mommy and Daddy no longer have me
I now live with a nice Mommy and Daddy who take
me out for ice cream and candy
A Mommy and Daddy that won't hurt me
Now I'm no longer unloved
Italy~x~Half Neko!Child!ReaderItaly~x~Half Neko!Child!Reader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
At your new school~
"Wow, this school is really big! I think the people will be nice!" You said as you walked around the new school.
Well you hoped the people will be nice, you have never been accepted in any schools.
They always said you were abnormal, having (color) cat ears and a (color) tail. You finally snapped out of your thoughts when you heard someone.
"Woah! Your so abnormal! You have a tail and ears!" Said a person about your age, tears almost went out when you heard the word 'abnormal', is it really true that you were abnormal?
You just looked down as you sat on your chair in your classroom.
The teacher wasn't there and people kept teasing you about your tail and ears, for people about their age it's abnormal for them, and for people with about a teenagers age, they would always try to catch you.
"Enough! Please! That's enough! I know I'm not like you! Stop it please!" And that's when you finally got your courage.
But bad timing, the teacher wa
Meet My MTPs1. The OppositesMeet My MTPs1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Silver, isn’t that adorable?~” Kotone happily pointed at a cute handmade Cleffa plush doll.
Silver clutched his stomach and wore a pained expression.
“Ugh, I’m going to fucking puke.”
2. The Neighbours
Hikari hummed as she stepped out of the bathroom. After having a bath, she felt refreshed. She took a smaller towel and dried her hair.
She heard a sound from her window, as if something was thrown at it. Hikari walked over, only to find Jun waving at her from his window next door.
He then cheekily held up a piece of paper.
‘YOU SHOULD GET CURTAINS.’
3. The Jewels
“Sapphire, check it out.”
Ruby held out a magazine in front of Sapphire’s face.
“There’s a sale at Lilycove Dept. Store, wanna go?” He asked.
“Uhh, sure. What’re we buyin’?” As it was raining outside, Sapphire was a little drenched. But instead of usi
There's a Butterfly on Your Right ShoulderThere's a Butterfly on Your Right Shoulder1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rin had always been a bit strange. Even as a young child, she was never like any of the other children. She would sit in the corner of the playground at recess and talk to herself, instead of playing with the other children. Even if they asked her to play with them, she would decline, saying she was playing with the butterflies.
There was a particular purple butterfly native to her town that she had a strange fascination for. Whenever she saw one, she would run after it, no matter where she was or what she was doing. They were all she could talk about. Instead of playing with dolls like normal little girls, she played with toy butterflies. In art class, she would always draw butterflies. And of course, they would always be the same purple. She seemed unable to think of anything else.
As she grew older, she became a little more normal. While she still loved the purple butterflies that swarmed in her town each year, it became more
EstoniaxDepressed!Reader -Silent nightYou were in school but boy did you hate it. You had a horrible life before you moved and it got worst. You got very depressed and sad about it. Now everyone at your school call you emo. You hated that word. "Alright class we have a new student." the teacher said. -Another prep.- you kept looking out the window. "His name is Eduard von Bock he's from Estonia." everyone right off the bat started to make fun of him.EstoniaxDepressed!Reader -Silent night2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Your teacher told everyone to shut up and sat Eduard next to you. You were listening to (your favorite song) than you felt someone touch your shoulder. "Hey, I heard that song before." you looked in amazement. "Really? Y-you want to listen?" you offered an earbud. "Sure why not?" he took it. -Wow, he likes the same music as me?- you never felt anything till now.
You spent everyday talking about the music. Like the artists or what year or why it was wrote. "Wow, you know a lot about music." you said. He sighed "It's just the trait I has I am amazed by the internet."
Human Experiences 24--Part 2Human Experiences 24--Part 21 year ago in Romance More Like This
“They’re just people. They’re just people. Nothing to be scared of. You fit in,” N told himself as he waited in the crowded line. Sweat was gathering at the base of his neck and he could feel his heart beating at least thirty percent faster than it normally did. He rolled a five dollar coin between his long, nimble fingers, trying his utmost to center all his focus on this singular action rather than the teeming crowd he found himself trapped in.
“It’s alright, Natural,” a soft, sweet voice--his favorite human voice--whispered in his ear. “We’re almost to the front of the line.”
He nodded at Touko, his cheeks slightly pinkening at his full name, and let her place her hand in his. He sighed as he felt her soft, warm skin against his, almost instantaneously feeling relieved and strengthened by her proximity to him. Though N had grown far more accustomed to interacting with his fellow humans over the course of his travels, he had
Checked Mate1. Her laughChecked Mate1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Pft- Hahahaha!” White chortled shamelessly as she hugged her stomach. Due to the utter enjoyment she was having from laughing at him, she lost her balance and fell from the bed; body now dangled in an upside-down position with her legs still rested on the soft mattress.
“Ha. Ha. I’m glad to have such an understanding person to be by my side for the rest of my life.” Obvious sarcasm dripped in between Cheren’s sigh. He cupped his face with one hand, embarrassed that he actually told her that story.
“Aw come on, Cheren,” she giggled, teeth biting her lower lip to stifle another ticklish fit. “I’m pretty sure there are other kids who are busy panicking that they forget to wear pants when their long-lost relatives visite- HAHAHAHA!” Couldn’t take it anymore, White cackled again, this time louder without an ounce of shame for his dignity.
A loud groan escaped his mouth. Finally, Cheren dropped his b
Innocent (Ferriswheelshipping one-shot)Innocent (Ferriswheelshipping one-shot)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
White brushed her hand across the cold stone wall beside her. The Plasma castle, a place she had visited often over the past two years. She didn’t know why she felt such a strong connection to the place, but she figured it had something to do with the boy that had once resided in it.
Her steps were faster this visit however, and not because she was in a hurry, but because she was excited. She had seen something she had hoped to spot for nearly two years now, and she wanted to know if her eyes had played a cruel trick on her.
She had been walking out of the Pokémon League, after once again defeating Alder, and as she always did, she glanced up at the now crumbling tower. It would usually stir up memories, and she would feel a hint of longing, but this time something had caught her eye: a spot of green.
White had waited for the day N would return with baited breath, and now if she had seen right, surely he was back. A thought flew through her mind. What if it was only Ghetsis; the
Body-Swap Heroes"What were to happen if the two of you body-swapped?"Body-Swap Heroes1 year ago in Humor More Like This
"Heh," Green giggled, checking himself out in the mirror. He tucked back his now long, brown hair behind his ear, smiling. "I'm hot."
Leaf was doing everything to prevent herself from flinging out at him. She clenched her now big hands into fists, eyes twitching uncontrollably. "Green, stop staring at my body!"
Green smirked, turning back to his own body, now being occupied by Leaf. "Either way, whether I'm in my body or yours, I would still check you out—"
"Is checking me out more important than trying to get back to normal?!" she yelled in her man voice, glaring her now emerald eyes at Green.
"Maybe," he blurted. Smirking wider, he reached to the hem of her skirt, and stuck his fingers into the fabric. "Mmm... I should take a shower~"
"GREEN OAK I SWEAR TO ARCEUS WHEN WE GET BACK TO NORMAL I WILL KILL YOU."
"If we get back to normal," he retorted teasingly in a high-pitched
2p England x Insane!Reader - Chapter 4 - purpose2p England x Insane!Reader - Chapter 4 - purpose2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You immediately raced down the hedges of green bushes,the flowers withering as you walked past them.
Your heels clacking as you stepped on the black and white tiled floors as you passed a black or white chess piece on your way through.You wouldn't let them catch you this time like the scientists did.
You grimaced darkly,a shadow crossing over your eyes.Yes the scientists were still looking for you through the maze.
You looked both ways,doing a double take and raced as fast as possible through the hedges,the shadow never fading.yes you couldn't let them capture you again and drug you and experiment on you like they had done to you as a child.You ran faster,letting a small huff of exhaustion escape your lips as you heard a bush rustle.
You quickly twirled around to face the rustling,your skirt following your movements with a twirl.No they couldn't have caught up with you already.Your hands lifted a pair of silver rose cutting scissors from your white aprons pocket and stabbed at the pred