A bit of personal lifeFirst of all, I'd like to thank all of you for your kind reactions on my last journal. I didn't really feel like replying to everyone in person. But I do want to let you know I really appreciate the support I got from you, and I've read every single message.A bit of personal life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first wrote that journal, I was in doubt whether to post it or not. Because, even though many artists experience it at least once in their career, having an artblock seems to be kind of a taboo in the art world. It's like admitting failure. Nobody ever likes to do that. I don't like it either. But keeping this kind of thing a secret, felt a bit dishonest to me. I thought to myself; "Would I dislike an artist I admire just because he/she had an artblock?" and the answer was "no". I would probably appreciate it if a public person admitted something like that, because it would make them seem a lot more human.
In the comments under the jou
Ramblings about 'internet fame'A lot of stuff has happened lately in life lately, and is has made me think about things, and about my perspective on it. One of those things, is the internet.Ramblings about 'internet fame'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you know, I'm a huge nerd. While as kid, I didn't had a computer at home, and I hated those damn machines because I wasn't able to work with them at all (so much fail T__T), I soon caught up when I got my first computer at age 14. And while most of my family expected me to end up as a hopeless internet addict, I soon started to learn myself how to program. The rest is history. With my 26th birthday, I also celebrated being a webprogrammer for 10 years already. Oh yeah, I'm getting old for sure.
The recent chain of events have caused me to think about the internet and it's role in life, however. When I first started out with art, I was only a little girl. Me, and both of my younger sisters, were all very creative. And we spend almost all of our time drawing at the kitchen table, while discussing about the characters we
My Dream I had a dream last night that truly scared me. It wasn’t a nightmare exactly. Well, not the typical nightmare. It was more of an epiphany. I don’t remember much of it now, it’s fading. What I don't remember, I suppose I'll fill in with some imagination. But still, I remember the end quite clearly...My Dream1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I remember I was driving along a road, by myself. It was nighttime, and trees towered overhead, silhouetted against a dark sky. I’m not sure where it came from, but suddenly a light flared through the windshield, blinding me. I swerved off the road and careened into a tree. Upon impact, I was killed. I don’t remember dying, and surprisingly, I don’t remember experiencing any fear throughout the whole accident. But suddenly, I existed outside my body. I was a ghost, watching events unfold. I watched the police pull me from the wreckage. I saw the ambulance confirm my death, and I watched my family cremate me.
Kids are the bestI'm on the bus this morning and a drag queen walks by outside, wearing a huge lacey black dress.Kids are the best1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A little boy next to me just lights up, and yells "MOMMY LOOK! A -REAL- WITCH!!"
10.000 watchers - GIVEAWAY CLOSED!Woah! I never expected to hit 11k and get over a thousand replies on here. DA keeps on surprising me!10.000 watchers - GIVEAWAY CLOSED!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for all the sweet and kind reactions here. I'm glad I had to choose the winner by random. Otherwise it would've been impossible to make a choice out of all those sweet people ^^
Anyhow, I'm glad to announce that the winner is: :iconjaetizzy:
Congrats with your premium membership, and I hope you will be following me in the future.
For the rest of you: stay tuned. I usually do another give-away at the end of the year. And I might do another, since I have some stuff laying around here.
Wow! I've never thought my watch-counter would ever hit 10k, but it eventually did. With the last few journals and art tutorials going viral on both DA and tumblr, the link to my account has suddenly been widespread on the internet. I'm still unsure whether to be happy with it or not (getting known means you get lots of hate as well), but at least I'm thankful to all those
Draw My OC Contest! [CLOSED]ENDED!Draw My OC Contest! [CLOSED]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS TODAY OR TOMORROW
12 from the-abc-me
A Colored (Colored with Markers) Headshot from Me
A Sketch Headshot from LunarK01
A Flat Color Bustshot from LunarK01
A Chibi from AngelKite
A Headshot from Rozei
A Headshot from MissTicci
A Simple Chibi from MissBlackNails
A Chibi from xStarlightWishx
A Colored Fullbody from NoMoreUsernameIdeas
1 Entry for Bingo Game (http://the-abc-me.deviantart.com/journal/BINGO-GAME-Get-in-now-for-May-raffle-518110084)
A Llama from the-abc-me
A Halfbody Sketch from Animeundso
A Chibi from xDelu
A Pixel Icon from 1-800-Senpai
A Headshot from Blue-ba
2ND PRIZE (Unlocked by 50 participants/entries)
12 from the-abc-me
A Colored (Colored with Pencils) Headshot from Me
A Colored (Colored with Markers) Headshot from Me
A Colored Chibi from Me
Why many artists suck at marketingWell. I can at least say that the average artist's mentality towards marketing never ceases to amaze me.Why many artists suck at marketing2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Either the guys here are young and naive --that's what I hope it is, since still being pure hearted in a time like this is good-- or they are willingly unaware of what's happening around them.
It all started with a question that came to my mind.
Would people be willing to pay a few point in exchange for a feature on a busy page?
How I got to the idea?
Well, I'm doing contests and giveaways now and then. Things for the community, you'd say. To get some feedback, feature stuff, promoting unknown artists, and that kind of stuff. In order to host those contests and giveaways I often need DeviantArt points. Now, I do get a lot of them by sheer donation. But that always seemed a bit empty to me. So I thought up some kind of idea. To give beginning artists the chance to get featured, and make use of the traffic on my page, in order to get their work viewed by people all over the website. S
Pixel Raffle Time~! o v oAlllllrgihty so uh-- 800 CAME A LOT FASTER THAN EXPECTED-- QHQ" Thank each and every one of you sososo much for the honor of being watched by this many of you ;; I honestly never thought this would happen when I first joined ;>; But I feel so lucky, and I just want to once again say thank you so much <3 :iconsupertighthugplz:Pixel Raffle Time~! o v o2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now onto the raffle~! Q v Q/
1. You must be watching me, whether new or old ;v; ( And feel free to unwatch when this is over if you really want I don't want forced watchers QAQ )
2. You must favorite this journal
3. Make a journal/poll mentioning the raffle and link me to it
4. To show you've read the rules, in the comment say why you originally watched me? ;w;/ And/Or if you really dont want to or cant remember, just tell me something about yourself! Q v Q
5. Pleease don't double enter yourself/enter using another account, I want it to be fair! ;>;
So for now I'll start off with five prizes-- but maaaybe if e
Premium Membership Giveway! (CLOSED)Unfortunately, the PM Summer project wasn't a success , but I'm so grateful for each and every person that donated and/or gave their support, points have been returned and if you haven't received them, please note me.Premium Membership Giveway! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On a happier note, I still do have a giveaway for you guys!
I'm going to be giving away 2 - 3 month Premium memberships to two lucky people who fav this journal! (Yes, that's all you have to do.)
Please note that the use of alternate accounts is not permitted. Also, Premium members are allowed to enter this giveaway.
This Giveaway will end on August 17th 11:59 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
For those of you who are wondering why I haven't replied to your comment, I wasn't near wifi this weekend. (To be honest, I'm also surprised by the sheer amount of comments I received) I probably won't be replying to a lot of the comments (But do know, if
Promote your art (on DeviantArt)So you have your awesome art project that, you feel, the whole world needs to see? So you've signed up to be a DeviantArt member. Because, DA... that's where all the cool artists reside... isn't it? So you've posted your art. You've been here for a few weeks, or perhaps even a few months or years. But despite all your efforts, you still get close to zero comments. Why? What went wrong? It could be your art is really bad. But most likely, you're not approaching this subject the right way. Becoming well known on DA doesn't only rely on your art skills. It also relies on your marketing skills. And let that be exactly what most aspiring artist forget about.Promote your art (on DeviantArt)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here I listed some simple tips & tricks that will help you get out art out there, and become better known on DA.
My background on this? True... I might not be the most famous artist out here, but I do have a strong background in websites and webmarketing. Most of the things listed here, I've learned from
Giveaway! [closed]This is my first giveaway! It is to celebrate not only having a new partner in crime, but reaching over 50 watchers!Giveaway! [closed]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st: 1 free animation, 3 customs, 5
2nd: 1 free animation, 2 customs, 2
3rd: 1 free animation, 1 custom, 1
I will add more to the prizes for every five people to enter.
If you donate points to my pool, watch me, llama me, you'll get put into a separate pool with a better chance of winning.
What you need to do: Fav this journal and comment! No You don't have to right a journal, (cuz I hate writing journals) just fav this one!
If you do, however, make a journal, you'll also be put into a separate pool with a better chance of winning, just put a link with your comment. You can ONLY enter once!
I'll use a randomizer for the winners.
Ends on August 20th. (Tuesday)
AND THE WINNERS ARE.........
DA Family (Closed):iconnikkisan17:-the otaku cousinDA Family (Closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconyueeyamasaki:-the pet dragity (a mashup of a Dragon and a kitty! XD)
:iconmianekocat:-the pet umbrella duck
:iconemberkashii:-the pet cat
:iconshe-wolf1:-the pet dog
:iconrunikol2000:-the little sister
:iconlittlerainbowkid:-the little sister
:iconcarly77nagisa:-the big sister
:iconabsolmaster2012:-the big sister
:iconlollipop742:-the twin sister
:iconmrdrawinglover:-the big brother
My Awesome Family!
[CLOSED] PM GiveawaySorry everyone, I mistaked the 8,000 points for 800,000. So instead, Here's a Premium Membership giveaway.[CLOSED] PM Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will give away two one month Premium Memberships.
Which will cost me a total of $9.90.
So here it is.
A premium membership giveaway.
Everyone who has entered so far, You'll still in this one.
~ Favorite this
~ Write a journal about it
~ Link it back
~ (Optional!) Watch me
Random.org will be used to determine the winners on Saturday next week! It closes Friday though.
If I do not get more then 50 entries it will be canceled.
1st Place: #13! Sacm88 with a One Month PM!
2nd place: #3! TeaWithIce with a One Month PM!
3rd place: DisneyDrawer4Life with a One Month PM!
4th place: lucy8448 with 100 points!
5th place: ~LiinaPhotography with 70 points!
Art Ideas: PART ONEFeel free to use these if you ever have art block! Please share if you use any of these prompts, I'd love to see what you do!Art Ideas: PART ONE8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Draw your character at a royal ball. Are they enjoying themselves? Is anyone asking them to dance? What are they wearing? What is the reason for the ball?
Draw your character at their coronation. What are they wearing? What does their crown look like? Who is crowning them? Who is attending? Is your character excited, or nervous? What is their new title?
Draw your character as if they were posing for a royal portrait. What would they be wearing? What pose would they assume? What objects would surround them? What would the portrait be titled? Where would it be displayed?
Draw your character leading their kingdom's soldiers into battle. Where is the battle? What does their armor look like? Who are they against? Does it look like they will emerge victorious?
Does your character have any royal suitors? If so, draw your character spending time with them.
And the Raffle winners are...Congrats go out to:And the Raffle winners are...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconHappyPurinsu: :iconwishiwaswinryforever: :iconPervy-Sprinklez: :iconCarusimaHikura:
And here is the official screenshot compilation:
Thank you all for participating, there will be more raffles in the future! ^_^
UPDATE: This is the last day you can enter to win a mini chibi! (one hour left now!) I promise this is the last edit I'll do until the winners are picked lol) XDD
I am going to raffle off 4 mini chibis to finish off the second batch I have begun.
All you need to do is fave this journal as that will be your number!
***If I have drawn a mini chibi, or already notified you that I am drawing you in the second batch please do not fave this, I would love others to have an opportunity to win art from me! <3
Raffle closes on Thursday 3:15 CST
Sorteo 5 MP CERRADO!!Hola Guapetones! Lo pense bien y las sorteare por Sortea2, sortearlos todos los participantes y escoger a 5, asi no habra peleas ni disgusto.Sorteo 5 MP CERRADO!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tener este journal
Comentar: "Quiero participar...porque (porque quieres ganar una MP)"
Los sorteare el 12 de Octubre en Sortea2, escogere a 5 ganadores.
Duda, sugerencia, aclaraciones con LadyBritish
CONTEST closed.CONTESTCONTEST closed.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~~~~Well, the contest is not much complex, but pay attention! ~~~~
before describing the contest, a statement: Prizes will be raffled among people who:
a) Write a cool journal about this contest and enter the giveaway [ PUT YOUR JOURNAL LINK HERE > http://fav.me/d6aomcz ]
b) You can Help the contest donating art, points or cash$
c) To help you can also commisshe us <3 [point: http://soseolart.deviantart.com/journal/New-POINT-COMMISSHE-OPEN-4-slots-380377522 ] or [cash: http://soseolart.deviantart.com/journal/COMMISSIONS-ARE-OPEN-369841702]
* Is obvious that donors ca
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.Become a better artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
All art, no payI just had a discussion with an aspiring writer and manga artist at the convention last week. He told me he has good ideas for a story he's writing, but as he's terrible at drawing, he needed a manga artists to draw the actual manga for him. As he seemed to be pretty serious about it, he tried already to make contact with several artists. But as he doesn't earn money (because... hey... there's no manga yet) he didn't actually pay an artist for the work. As a result, most of the artist gave up after a few pages. Either that, or the art quality was (in his eyes) not good enough.All art, no pay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a teacher for the mangaschool organisation, I see a lot of this kind of people. More than I'd like to, actually. This guy was a case book example of the young, aspiring, wannabe manga writer that doesn't understand that you have to invest in something, before you can actually get something from it. Especially when it comes to art.
He kept on ranting about how people didn't draw stuff for them, or how the
I am moving (and offline for a while)I know it's been silent for a while.I am moving (and offline for a while)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got my first own house, and I'm currently in the process of moving there.
It's quite a mess at the moment. Moving boxes all over the place. There are a lot of things to take care of. And I don't even have a decent internet connection.
But in the end, I'm certainly looking forward to having my own place to work on my art and stuff.
So it's gonna take me a while until I'm up and running again.
In the meanwhile. Enjoy some epic music:
Update november 4th, 2013:
Well... I just got the key recently. So I can begin moving in. There's still a lot of stuff that I need to take care of. Buying machines, furniture, and that kind of stuff. But it's slowly moving forward. I'm expecting to be in my new house in a week or 2, or maybe 3. And I hope to have internet by then.
See you around~!
Macro Spotlight Vol. 98MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 981 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 98
early morning fly
Shiro no Inori
on the edge
~A fresh. Christmas Raffle~ (CLOSED)That's right! fresh. is in the giving mood!~A fresh. Christmas Raffle~ (CLOSED)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ha....when am I not? lol
Okay, so I got to thinking about doing a FREE raffle...God knows the last raffle I tried to do pretty much crashed and burned before I got the damn thing off the ground :-/
1: Make a journal/poll, post the link from this journal in it
2: Tag me in it so I'll see it (if you make a poll, comment with the link. I'm not notified otherwise)
3. Like this journal (in case of any changes that are made!!)
(Will be marked out as the prize levels are unlocked)
1 Entry Unlock: (1 winner) 1 ACEO card UNLOCKED
5 Entries Unlock: (2 winner) 1 ACEO card, 1 medium drawing UNLOCKED
10 Entries Unlock: (3 winners) 1 ACEO card, one 6 pack of ACEO cards, 1 medium drawing UNLOCKED
Self Harm Awareness Day 2013: RecoveryHello allSelf Harm Awareness Day 2013: Recovery2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You may have seen Nichrysalis's wonderful article on Self -Injury Awareness day already, but at this time of year, I always post an article on this subject too anually. Self Harm is a topic which is personal to me as I am sure it is to many others. It's been 8 years since I last harmed myself, and since then I have been involved not only in personal recovery, but projects and organisations that also offer help, information and advice to those who need it.
Today, March 1st, is Self Harm Awareness day all over the world. It is a day where people are encouraged to look beyond stereotypes, ask questions and try to understand a little more about self harm. It is also a time where I feel it is important to speak out about personal experiences and raise the awareness beyond sharing the facts.
Life is Beautiful...Isn't it?Life is Beautiful...2 years 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