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
Premium Membership giveaway!YAY! thank you to all who donated, i now have enough to host another giveaway!Premium Membership giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to enter:
fave this journal (this will give me your number)
write a journal linking to this
Thats it!!! This ends on the 14th of February!
1st: Premium membership
Character interaction contest- OVERCONTEST IS NOW OVERCharacter interaction contest- OVER9 months ago in Personal More Like This
The judging will take some time, since there are so many wonderful entries in. (HHh i love you guys!) I don't expect it to be in atleast 2 days.
SO- until i haven't posted the winner journal, you can still submit. There is just no guaranteed safety of when it will be, so be careful!
ENDS THIS EVENING AT 22:00 GMT+3
I will then post a journal, so keep an eye out.
Though, don't worry, i will still accept entries while judging, so if you couldn't manage until the deadline, you can submit it afterwards. It's just not as safe as with a deadline, that's all.
EDIT6: Deadline extended for a week.
Contest now ends on June 8th/EDIT
EDIT5: A little note - If there is a change in a personality and design of one of my characters, and you have made an entry already, it won't affect your entry in any way, since the constant development of my characters is my fault.
And a second note - I apologiz
back from mexico with some fun updates!1 mexico lamole convention was friggin amazing.back from mexico with some fun updates!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you all who visited, it was a blast and great seeing every one of you!
2 death vigil 5 is coming out tomorrow
and...i worked through how i will be able to tell all three story arcs and the several bonus character stories so...
So schedule of things to come from me is as follows
1 sunstone book 1 is coming out in december
2 death vigil first arc ends in february
3 january to may i will do the next arc of aphrodite 9 written by matt hawkins
4 february onwards i will be spamming out issue of teen witchblade to stockpile a lot of work ahead of time so that during summer i can have death vigil 2 start with some luck
5 alongside all of that i will be working on ravine book 3 which with its style will serve as a perfect pallet cleanser
6 and for those curious about sunstone my priority is to finish chapter 4 by the end of this year and then wrap up chapter 5 till may.
i think this covers
13 years Pokeshipping - EvolutionHiya, Dudes!13 years Pokeshipping - Evolution1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because of I celebrated "13 years with Ash and Misty" yesterday (July, 7th), here have my so-far done anniversary-pictures. ♥
July, 7th 2000 My start drawing Ash and Misty *COUGH* [size: Din A4]
July, 7th 2001 [size: Din A2]
July, 7th 2002 [size: Din A2]
<Not found - sorry>
July, 7th 2003 [size: Din A2]
July, 7th 2004 [size: Din A3]
July, 7th 2005 [size: Din A3]
July, 7th 2006 [size: Din A4]
July, 7th 2007 [size: Din A3]
July, 7th 2008 [size: Din A4]
July, 7th 2009 [size: Din A4]
July, 7th 2010 [size: Din A3]
July, 7th 2011 [size: 3x Din A4]
July, 7th 2012 [size: Din A4]
Some of them you'll already know because they're online on deviantART
Types.:iconbugtypeplz: :icondarktypeplz: :icondragontypeplz: :iconelectrictypeplz: :iconfiretypeplz: :iconflyingtypeplz: :iconghosttypeplz: :icongrasstypeplz: :icongroundtypeplz: :iconicetypeplz: :iconnormaltypeplz: :iconpoisontypeplz: :iconpsychictypeplz: :iconrocktypeplz: :iconsteeltypeplz: :iconwatertypeplz: :iconfighttypeplz:Types.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
-CLOSED- 2,500 POINT GIVEAWAYHello Everyone, as thanks for reaching 2,500 Watchers I will be holding a giveaway of 2,500 points. This is just a simple show of my gratitude to everyone who has supported me and has giving me feedback on my art.-CLOSED- 2,500 POINT GIVEAWAY10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In order to enter this giveaway you only have to do a few simple things -
1. Favorite this journal
2. Be watching me
3. Post a journal entry spreading this giveaway and provide a link in the comments.
The prizes will be as the following:
One 1,000 Point prize
Two 250 Point Prizes
Ten 100 Point Prizes
A random number generator will be used to choose the winners and the deadline will be the 31st of March.
I wish you all the best of luck and again, Thank you very much for the support
1300pts GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED!)1300pts GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED!)11 months ago in Personal More Like This
THE WINNERS IS:
1st: 500 :iconmika444: (133)
2nd: 300 :iconiamagine: (10)
3rd: 200 :iconwhiteroseneko-chan: (441)
4th: 100 :iconxchameleonx: (182)
5th: 100 :iconkykyru: (291)
6th: 100 :iconvanghira: (255)
congratulations to them!
If you didn't win, don't be discouraged! There will be another giveaway soon!
Harley Quinn Part 2There's been a LOT of talk about this contest. http://www.dccomics.com/node/305151 Most of it negative, some of it positive, and some of it trying VERY hard to justify it. I've already said my peace about it in 3 consecutive comics which you can read here:Harley Quinn Part 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
But outside that there's still a lot of debate going on and I wanted to touch upon it. First up, there were a lot of people trying to justify "why" she was committing suicide. A lot of these people suggested things like "she's a crazy character and she's unstable so of course she would do something like this" or "she'd probably do this if the joker left her." And while those people DO have a point... all of it is rendered null and void when the creators of the contest come right out and say that the point of these attempted suicides was a tongue-in-cheek gag at the awful shit they were gonna put Harley through. As in, she sees what they're gonna write a
Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For YouSince we're on the subject of taboos, I feel it necessary to talk about this one. This one pisses me off and it's very much a cornerstone to a bigger issue with our artistic community: The idea and assumption that as an artist you MUST improve at all times. 24/7. No exceptions. Every work you produce must be 10x better than your last. You must constantly strive for perfection. To ignore this "truth" is to commit the terrible sin of rejecting the very concept of improvement, and you will never break out of your "comfort zone."Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For You1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm here to tell you that this is hogwash.
You should strive to improve. Never say that I don't encourage improvement. It's why you go to school, why you go to college, and why after college you continue to work on your art. You always want to be better. The problem is that far too many people have a strictly binary concept of what "better" is and on how to "improve."
First off, there is no pinnacle of perfection. There is no
I have gone on record...I have gone on record...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time and time again,
I have gone on record saying that
the first mistake somebody makes
in pursuing privacy on the Internet...
...Is thinking they can achieve
privacy on the Internet.
Every website you visit.
Every purchase you make.
Every bank transaction.
It is all tracked.
That's how the Internet works.
In order for information to be processed
and stuff to be presented to you,
it needs to be given to an external source.
Where it is then indexed.
Now that tweet you just sent out,
that Facebook update,
that Email you send drunkenly to your ex...
...It's permanently etched
on the hard drive in a data bank
whose location you don't even know.
People are now wildly surprised after
the NSA has been found to be tracking
all this "private" information.
But there is one flaw with this outrage.
The belief that the information was
"private" in the first place...
...Is a fallacy.
It might have not been accessible to
the public, the website's users, or
XYXY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Less then a month until we get our hands on Pokemon X and Y. It's pretty much all I think about at this point. I'm pretty excited! I know a lot of my watchers are into Pokemon too, how do you guys feel about Pokemon and X and Y so far from what we know?
If you're concerned about spoilers, I suggest you stop and run for the hills if you're trying to avoid it.
I'm interested in the how the new Starters will play out. My guess is that they're going to be dual typed as grass/steel, fire/fairy, and water/fighting. It seems like Quilladin is taking a defence approach judging by his bulky looks. Braixen looks like it's design is based off a witch or something. It takes out it's stick and waves it around like a wand and Frogadier looks like it would be fighting because it's got a more slender physique. It makes sense though sense steel beats fairy, fairy beats fighting and fighting beats steel. At first I thought it was going to be dark, psychic, fighting but this see
Ryky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebrationHi my dear friends , I have now 450 000 pageviews and 30 000+ watchers ! This is absolutely incredible !! Maybe I only dreaming or you are the best on the world! Thank you so much guys I really appreciate itRyky - FREE 500 POINTS / COMMISION - celebration1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the little "contest" for you
1. This contest is only for my watchers so WATCH ME - http://ryky.deviantart.com/
2. FAV this jounal
Yes thats all and what you can win ?
FIRST PLACE - win 500 deviantart points
2,3,4,5 PLACE - FREE COMMISION
For selecting winners i use Randomizer - http://www.random.org/
GOOD LUCK MY FRIENDS
text symbol referenceThis is here for my convenience, but feel free to look off of, too!text symbol reference1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Smileys ☹ ☺ ☻ ت ヅ ツ ッ シ Ü ϡ ﭢ
Love ♥ ۵ 웃 유 ღ ♂ ♀
Zodiac ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓
Phone ✆ ✉ ☎ ☏
Scissors ✁ ✂ ✃ ✄
Cross ☩ ☨ ☦ ✞ ✛ ✜ ✝ ✙ ✠ ✚ † ‡
Music ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ ° ø
Write ✐ ✎ ✏ ✑ ✒ ✍ ✉ ⌨
Religious † ☨ ✞ ✝ ☥ ☦ ☓ ☩ ☯ ☧ ☬
Hetalia Contest! - PM, Points + Art Prizes! CLOSEDThank you for all the entries! As today is APH day, I'll announce the results soon! <3Hetalia Contest! - PM, Points + Art Prizes! CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've wanted to hold a proper contest for sooo long And in my opinion, there are far too many 'draw my OC', 'draw your OC with my OC' and 'design me an OC' contests out there! So, even though I have OCs and love them to bits, I decided that I would hold a Hetalia-themed art and literature contest!!
(This is the bit everyone looks for first, so why not get this done with )
3 Month Premium Membership to deviantART courtesy of Discount-PMs
Bust shot of your favorite
i've found my inner passionafter years and years of planning and working hard to figure out exactly what i will be doing my ENTIRE life working...i've found my inner passion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have finally, finally found my inner passion.
i'm going to be
the garbage man.
my soul radiates with a fiery love for garbage.
no other sensation like dumping heaps of waste have i ever experienced before
i know it is my true destiny.
What's Wrong With Praise?So this is another one of those artistic taboos we're never suppose to talk about, apparently. The idea of giving back positive feedback to an artist. It's seen as "coddling" as "babying" as "inflating the ego" and has such intense negative associations. It seems to be generally accepted that the only way to critique someone's work is to point out ONLY the negative parts. Any attempt to point out anything positive or something you liked about the work is seen as being unhelpful towards the artist's growth.What's Wrong With Praise?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And frankly I think that's a bunch of hogwash.
Speaking from my own experience, I rarely ever get anything positive said about my work in a constructive way. I might get a lot of "good jobs" or people talking happily about my comics because they made them laugh, but I rarely if ever get any comments that go into detail explaining WHY I did something right. On the flip side, the amount of negative criticism and nitpicking is almost hilariously rampant, not just on my artwork but on th
Seer MerchandiseHello everyone!Seer Merchandise1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As I'm sure you're all aware now, based on my last couple of uploads, I'm planning on opening a store in which I'll be selling some Seer related merchandise. I've been doing some research over the past few days, attempting to find the best site to do so, which would also offer the best prices possible.
So far I've narrowed it between Cafepress and Zazzle, both of which offer similar services and similar pricing. However, I'm still hesitant about what my best option would actually be.
*Edit, I'm also now looking into "Spreadshirt" anyone know anything about them?
So before making my decision and jumping in, I'd like to ask for your guys' advice. Have any of you used either of said companies to host stores before? If so, what was your experience? Or, perhaps if you know of a better way to sell merchandise than from one of these businesses, please feel free to inform me.
Anyways, I'm hoping to have made an informed decision within the next week, so you can expect news on t
Accepted onto CreepyPasta.com!Hello everyone! I'm super excited right now because my first ever CreepyPasta was accepted onto CreepyPasta.com today!!! It's been several months without me hearing anything from them, so I naturally assumed it had been rejected, but I checked my email this morning and was told that they liked it and had posted it yesterday! I swear to God I'm going to cry if Mr.CP reads this one day.Accepted onto CreepyPasta.com!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ha ha anyways, enough rambling, here's the link to my first official CP!
Watchers Art Feature + 500 Points GiveawayHi everyone! I really want to THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BIRTHDAY WISHES! <333 IT MADE ME SO HAPPY!!Watchers Art Feature + 500 Points Giveaway1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Actually, I'm sick on my birthday, so I just stayed at home. But I celebrated with my family, and had a lot of fun! I feel so blessed!
And because it's my birthday today, I decided to give back to my watchers by having a special art feature of their works (I did it randomly). I'm sorry I couldn't feature all because there's just too many, but hopefully I could in the future! I also hold 500 giveaway, which is open to all.
Thank you so much for all the support you've given me, for the favs, comments and watches, despite my inactivity. I appreciate them all!
For the 500 giveaway, I will choose 5 winners and each of them will receive 100.
Simply this journal so you can get a number, and the winners will be chosen via random.org.
So, here are the wonderful art from my watchers! Check them out & give them love!
Today is Kage's half birthday XDYeah, today Kagekao is half a year old, yay! -hands Kage half a bottle of wine and half a cake-Today is Kage's half birthday XD1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Because you know, I'm to impatient to wait another six months. But, Kagekao was created on 12/29/12.
And look where he is now, so popular ;~; I'm so proud of my little Kage-sama. He used to be just a little background character who I had to explain was my OC in every pic he appeared in, and how he has his own group, tons of fangirls, tons of fanart, and all the wine he can drink because he stole my f-!#ing key! -whacks Kage over the head-
Also I was looking into it, Xavier's birthday is Nov 25 (that's when the OC who he is based on was created), Zehnder is Feb 24 (Not the day he first appeared nameless, but the day he was named and given a personality), Zippers is March 10 (not the day of his first DA appearance but the day of his first sketch), and I'm too lazy to go in to the others' birthdays.
And on a random note. I've been staring at this adorable gif I made a while back :thumb323066551