Anthro Challenge #98 - Artist AppreciationThank you to everyone who participated in our last challenge! We received some excellent entries, thank you!Anthro Challenge #98 - Artist Appreciation1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
So we are moving on to the 98th installment of Anthro Challenge! This one will have a wide range of possibilities for you to draw up something really fun!
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AC Challenge #98 - Artist Appreciation
What Your Challenge Is
August is Artists Appreciation month so we thought we would challenge you to come up with something for the artist in you! Your challenge for this month is to draw something for Arists Appreciation! Whether that's your character painting, sculpting, or anything that you want to share your appreciate for art! It could be the art itself! So this challenge is just for you, the artist! You are welcome to choose whatever medium you want and whatever Anthro character you wish! It can be in any theme, any style you want!
Your Art Piece Must Be...
Goodbye My Little Angel...OCT 3: 5 years ago, I went to a quaint little pet shop and saw the cutest little thing. It was a hedgehog. Over the five years I have grown to love this little prickle ball. Sure she may have huffed, puffed, and been a pain sometimes, but I still loved the little girl. It was the times we would snuggle and huggle that really got me to love her. Watching her run around with a toilet paper tube on her head was all too fun. Having my room overheated because of her heat lamp was something that I lived with. Anything to make her comfortable. Kiwii, I'm going to miss you. Rest in peace, you sweet little angel. RIP Kiwii 2008-Oct 3, 2013.Goodbye My Little Angel...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
just......this is probably stupid to write a journal about but, I'm writing more SPIKE chapters now, and I'm literally in tears at the moment. Not like 'lol that's funny, I'm in tears!', but like 'fudge, who's cutting all these onions?! ;_; *sniff* "just...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And when I cry over a scene, a scene that I wrote myself - I mean, I never get this emotional over things I write! I had to just stop writing it for a while, because I'm at mum's place right now, and I don't want her to find me crying when she wakes up
I wish I could share this with someone XD
aw well... I'm writing again, though, so that's a good thing
Things seem to sort of connect more in the SPIKE story now, and I'm generally starting to feel, for once, that this could actually turn out to be a good story.
I just have to write everything down...
I have a big notebook that's almost full of plot details and such, then there's all the notes I have in my head. I just need to find the time to write chapters out of it
Okay guys I have some big news...Okay guys I have some big news...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just proposed to Naomi.... and she said yes <3
Gosh...I'm so happy I just- ???
Well! I have the ring.. and we have our plans..
We won't get married till we graduate College of course... but...I'm...still so happy?...I...gosh;;;
we've never been this happy with each other our whole lives... we see our future together and we can;t help but want that... we are taking this slow... we just want an engagement and this summer i'm moving in with her... but nothing legal till we at least graduate. <3
Gosh.... I'm an engaged man... whoa.. ;;
Please leave any rude comments to yourself... if you guys know me and know about me and Naomi, and what we've been through and everything, then you understand this decision isn't bold at all <3
I love her...and I can't wait to be her's solely..forever <3
I love you baby girl...
(P.S: Her name sounds so perfect with my last name it's almost scary XD )
- Upcoming Contest -Hello,- Upcoming Contest -1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's that time again!
~ Autumn ~
And since it's Autumn, you also know what that means...
We haven't done a contest in awhile, so I thought maybe it'd be the perfect time for one
Who's ready to have a fun contest this Halloween?
To enter, just read the description below and do what it says c:
For Halloween, I want you to draw something halloween themed.
Anything you draw has to be dressed up in some sort of costume, as if it's going trick-or-treating.
More about the contest will be posted in a journal to come.
So get out your pens, pencils, erasers, and notebooks, and get ready to draw!
A Rant about Abstract Art:Hey there people! Let's gab about abstract art.A Rant about Abstract Art:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To start, I hate it. I both love it at the same time. That's the nature of that art. Abstract art is meant to evoke an emotion out of you, in a minimalist way or in a complex one, that's the main goal of art in general, is to evoke emotion and responses. And I guess since i'm writing about it despite my loathing nature for the majority of it, I guess it's successful either way. So let me just blab out the main point of this.
Abstract art is often shat out by people who can't fully grasp the concept of their own work themselves. They rely on the general stupidity of the public to crap out an explanation, then they sit there and go: 'Yes. My large, purple square IS the embodiment of pure energy and the personification of the world.' Then people who see it and DON'T get a response, like the majority, rely on this sort of guilty clause to believe what some pompous dingbat shat out, and it continues on that way. WOW! I made a great picture! ON
Anthropomorphic animals =/= furriesI'd like to take a moment to discuss this topic.Anthropomorphic animals =/= furries7 months ago in Personal More Like This
There's a lot of controversy about what 'furry' means. It doesn't really have a set definition.
Anthropomorphic is a definition for anything with human features. Anything, like a toaster. So, all furries are anthro, but not all anthros are furries. Some artists dismiss this term, and some use it.
I don't think it's okay to call other people's anthro characters for furries unless they do so themselves. They might resent the term, therefore it would come as an insult to them - it does to me.
Well, the furry community has a bad reputation.
On sites such as FurAffinity, which is dedicated to anthropomorphic animals, has an ocean of pornographic content which range from clean to what-the-fuck-eww. People who draw and commission these kinds of things usually refer to themselves as furries. Their characters usually do not have properly developed personalities (some purely consisting of slut
SPIKE stickers?I've actually had this idea for a while, but never thought seriously about actually doing something with that idea..SPIKE stickers?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was thinking... Would anyone be interested in buying stickers of my characters?
4 or 5 inch tall stickers of each character, probably even with three or more versions of some of the characters (like kid Sam, young teen Sam, older teen Sam). The characters would be drawn in a chibi-like style.. not like the ones I previously drew that had really creepy, hollow eyes... But more like the Cain paperchild I made, or the Spike paperchild with the christmas hat.
Hang on, I'll find them...
This type of chibi-style and with white edges around them (because personally I think the white edge would make it look pretty neat). Perhaps a wider edge though, but something like this.
The stickers would be of high quality. I've already found a company that prints stickers in any size and shape, in high
Just a Video Game? ch. 4 (end)Just a Video Game? ch. 4 (end)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well, enjoy, I guess...
When I woke up, Deadpool wasn’t there, which scared me a little. Then I saw the note on the coffee table.
I left to help Peter and the Avengers. It’s for your own safety. But I’ll be back.
My eyes widened, he left me? But why? I wanted to help, for God’s sake! Honestly, he barged into my life, I barge into his problems, we’re even. But, part of me wanted just him back, so I could hold onto him. But what am I kidding? He’s probably treating me like any other woman…
I sighed, shuffling to the kitchen.
“You know, you’ll never be with him.”
I spun around, facing a pale man.
“Sinister.” I growled, he chuckled darkly.
“He’ll just leave you, like all the women he’s discarded.” He said, I knew he was talking about Deadpool.
“Oh, shut up! We’re just friends! I don’t like him like that!” I s
SOPA 2013I am getting many SOPA 2013 submitted journals, however, it is still a rule that this group will not accept personal journals. So I created this journal to inform you all about SOPA 2013.SOPA 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
This will make you a felon and be sent to jail for copyright because you uploaded copyright material on to YouTube or any other social media.
♦ So to make this simple, you will be a felon for:
› Making fanart
› Covering a song
› Writing fanfiction
› Let's Plays
› A song playing in the background in a video
And from what am hearing, SOPA is not just for US citizens, but anyone who has internet access.
Here is a petition to stop SOPA: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-sopa-2013/LMzMVrQF
♦ This petition needs to reach it's goal by September 21, 2013 to stop SOPA
Learn more about SOPA
Just an ordinary journal entryHellow my dear friends and watcher!!!Just an ordinary journal entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How have you all been?
I don't really have much to say, but I really needed to update a new journal (gosh, the FAQ one was way too long!) so took the time to write it now
I'll take the opportunity to tell you a little more about whats coming in the next few months!
Firstly, as I guess most of you are willing to know, the next OMFA page is on it's way. It's around 35% done, since some of the panels are pretty much complicated to draw I'm also trying out some new technics, which are naturally liable to fail, and make my work even slower, but it's going to arrive here at any time now!
Also, I still have loads of OMFA character sheets to update, and some of them were even made back at 2010. I'm too lazy to redraw them, but they need to be here one way or another. So expect some new characters real soon!!
Let's see now About Steban's story, I will probably be officially running it in parallel with OMFA, but in a different way,
Coastal (Coast the Hedgehog) Contest! --CLOSED--Other Contests I'm Hosting ^^Coastal (Coast the Hedgehog) Contest! --CLOSED--1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Cune Contest! <3
Trick or Treat Contest~!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HEY! JUST A REMINDER, THE CONTEST IS ENDING ON NOV 1ST. PLEASE GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey everyone! I finally made a�separate�adoptable page Go check it out <3 Silverluver123Adopts:iconsilverluver123adopts:
Don't forget to check out my commissions! I really need points ;3; and it'd mean everything to me! http://silverluver123.deviantart.com/journal/Comission-Prices-12-Comissions-Please-buy-374232551
NEW NEWS SECTION! (Newest first)
Okay so you guys really need to get your entries in. Because I'm NOT extending it a
my absence...Hi!my absence...3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm just gonna write a quick little journal letting you guys know that I'm not dead I've just been absent for a long while now due to, well, personal problems.
So, I'm really sorry for not having responded to any comments or notes or stuff like that.. Feel free to re-send those notes if you need a reply to them and I'll try to reply very soon.
I'll write a better update soon, too. But for now, I just wanted to say I'm sorry and that I'll return to DeviantART shortly.
I really appreciate you all, so I feel really bad for having neglected you and this site for so long. I just needed time.. to fix my life, pretty much.
But yeah, I'll be back soon
looking forward to it ^^
Premium Membership Giveaway!TWO DAYS LEFT! Get your entries in everyone!Premium Membership Giveaway!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
100 PEOPLE HAVE ENTERED! I will now be giving away:
- a 1 month premium with SIMPLE journal CSS
- a 3 month premium with COMPLEX CSS
I've been wanting to do this for a while, but haven't really gotten around to it. ;; I'm celebrating my SIX YEARS on deviantART!
I'm giving away a one month premium membership and simple journal CSS! Please read the rules before before participating!
- You MUST be watching me - I WILL be checking.
- You MUST feature this journal in another JOURNAL. NO POLLS.
- You MUST FAVORITE THIS JOURNAL! That way I'll be able to keep track.
- COMMENT with a link to your journal entry! Otherwise you won't be counted!
- ONE ACCOUNT PER PERSON. If I see you or find out you're using multiple accounts, you're OUT.
IF YOU DON'T DO ALL OF THE ABOVE, YOUR ENTRY WI
HELPFUL HINT #2 - HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PET PROJECTWant to improve your drawing skills - maybe even finish a project, like a graphic novel of a comic, but you're too bsy with work or school? There's a simple solution to this common problem. I learned it from a friend - a well-known Hollywood screenwriter:HELPFUL HINT #2 - HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PET PROJECT1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You have to work on your project every day - HOWEVER - limit it to one hour. That's right. Just one hour a day. And to do this, steal an hour in the morning by starting your day just one hour earlier. And devote 60 minutes to your artwork. You'll find that the consistency of doing it every day - even if it's only for an hour - will result in real progress. A few months passes, and before you know it, you're done. That's how my screenwriter-friend was able to complete two projects at the same time.
Remember - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PAGE COUNT. What do I mean by that? Simply that it doesn't matter if, one week, you end up with only 2 pages of good material, or 5 pages, just keep adding those pages!
Most people work in spur
500 Watcher Raffle [ends tomorrow!]EDIT: 11 WATCHERS AWAY FROM 500!! Ends TOMORROW!!!!!!!!500 Watcher Raffle [ends tomorrow!]2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: 30 watchers away from 500!! I decided to keep this going a little longer. End date is now November 29th, 2014 @ 5:00 PM PST. However since the raffle on FA had no specific goal, that one is going to be ended tonight!
I recently got to 100 watchers on my FurAffinity, and looked here and saw I'm at almost 500! I'm hosting a raffle over there as well as over here. They're just a wee bit different!
1. You gotta be watching me, obviously. This is a raffle for my watchers! ;w;
2. Please post this journal entry into another journal entry - a new one, not one you edit each time an event like this occurs.
3. Comment with a link to the journal entry. That's it, you're golden! You've been entered!
YES!! NEW WATCHERS COUNT AS WELL!! No worries.
People who are ALREADY WATCHING ME before this was posted are already counted! But feel free to comment anyhow~
To all my watchers, fans and visitors...I wanted to write this little journal entry to just thank every single one of you for all the support and love I've been getting.To all my watchers, fans and visitors...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, you guys all mean so much to me, and I'm not just saying that! I really mean it!
Ok, I've probably said this before; but if it hadn't been for you guys, the SPIKE novel and that whole project of mine might not have been continued at all. And, well, yes, I know I haven't uploaded anything in forever, but I never gave up on the novel, I kept on working on it, figuring out details, planning the future chapters, editing, and so on.. and that's all thanks to you guys and the feedback you've given me!
I am truly grateful for that. I really, really am...!
And I'm sorry for not replying to all of your lovely comments, notes and such... I do read it all though, and I appreciate it all, and I wish I had the time to actually reply to every single message I get from you, but it's not all that easy.... But as said, I read them all, and I love all the love you'
How to deal with Art ThievesI'll update this journal with more information if people make suggestions, or if I find any more on my own.How to deal with Art Thieves2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello, I've been browsing on this site for over a year now and I've seen my fair share of art thievery, and how different artists react to their work being copied or stolen. While I'm no expert on these matters, I have decided to write a little journal here of the ways I think you should deal with art thieves.
These are my opinions and I'm not here to criticize anyone for how they deal with it. Everyone is different and they take things differently, it's human nature.
There is a difference between copied, and stolen art. Copied art is when someone takes an art piece/character/concept you created and does just that, traces it/copies it. Stolen work is when someone takes your art and reposts it as their own art, sometimes the thief even removes the signature of the original artist. Now, there are reasons to suspect someone is copying you, but there are none for someon
1000 POINT PRIZE! Please Read! *update*A new contest has been announced by :iconxHavick-Doptables: and :iconAzleah44: !1000 POINT PRIZE! Please Read! *update*1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There is a super sexy species created by one of our admins, known as the Felinus (FEE-line-us):
The purpose of the contest is to have a Felinus, male or female, drawn showing of their beauty and/or smexyness. However, there are some major rules:
1.) No nudity or mature art. This contest is supposed to be suggestive and that's all. Any mature deviations will be reported to DA admins.
2.) This must be a full body or waist up picture, fully colored, or if you decide to go black and white, this needs to be shaded well. A bust will work fine, as long as you make the character suggestive. If you can manage doing that with just a head shot, go for it!
3.) No blood and gore please. I real
GUYS. PLEASE READ THIS. I BEG YOU.To all my friends on Tumblr, DA or FA who are not Malaysian, or are unaware of the current situation in my country right now.GUYS. PLEASE READ THIS. I BEG YOU.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I need you to see this. I need you all to know that my country does not play fair in elections. My country uses phantom voters, money to bribe people, bringing foreigners on overseas from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and the like to buffer votes and in the process, manipulate and lie to them that they will be taken care of. They also try to cover up what is really happening inside the country- so others outside the nation do not know the terrible truth that is happening in it.
They murder those that question them if they aren't high-profile enough, they silence our protests with lies and call it rioting. Not only that, the police- the very people the nation trust to protect and guard them- also take part in harming the people of Malaysia who speak out. Tear gas. Water cannons. You name it.
Most of you are friends and/or artists from around the world that I adm
Homestuck Rose Reader InsertsComment on the ones you want done next so I know which one to prioritize!Homestuck Rose Reader Inserts10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dave - Maroon Rose - [DavexReader] Singles Awareness Week
John - Sky Blue Rose -
Dirk - Orange Rose - [DrikxReader] Four Years, Four Roses
Jake - Grass Green Rose -
Karkat - Candy Red Rose - [KarkatxReader] Words
Sollux - Mustard Yellow Rose - [Sollux x Reader] Names and Numbers
Tavros - Creamy Coffee Rose -
How to not get 'trolled'This is basically what passed through my mind when I saw a journal about the same subject in the journal portal lately. I thought it was a joke but sadly not. This is not a guide but a hit-me-in-the-face-common-sense statement.How to not get 'trolled'2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This is based on my *insert how many years the internet has been around for* years experience in different online communities.
Doing nothing 'bad' won't change anything
You will avoid making forum threads when you're new?
You will avoid starting arguments?
You will keep your political agenda and religion to yourself?
What next? How about not uploading anything in case a big meanie troll comes? How about not commenting anywhere in case the big meanie troll sees it?
Whatever you do, wherever you do it, face it-this is the internet. You'll see a few trolls here and there. How about ignoring them or...
THE BLOCK FEATURE-LEARN HOW TO USE IT
Someone's annoying you? D
Are we Human Beings?...Or...Are We Monsters?Fellow people,watchers and friends please take a look and a very goddamn Fucking look at this very important Journal created by my Friend....:iconangiethevixen: hereAre we Human Beings?...Or...Are We Monsters?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the Just so sick link
Please read her Journal and Ask yourselves these fucking important questions...starting with:
"Are we Humans?...Or...Are We Monsters?"
"What does it mean to be Human?"
"What is a Human Being?"
"If human beings are supposedly the dominant species of this planet, then why the hell are we using Science to destroy our own home?....Mother Earth"
"And do you really think that the biggest threat to humanity are *Aliens*?"
"Do you really think that your home region is better than any other, just because of the recorded history about Wars? Nuclear Weapons? Nazi Germany's, Fighting for someone's life and yet at the same time killing/ending an innocent person's life? Because he's a Jew? An Israel? He/She's B
New trailer and more Greenlight!Updated EBF4's Greenlight page a bit, and added the new trailer.New trailer and more Greenlight!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go check it out and vote if you haven't already: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=133229519
The game's currently got 33% of the votes needed to get into the top 100, so there's still a long way to go...