Thursday: Acronym Contest! It's another Thursday! Or as we call it,Thursday: Acronym Contest!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Why am I bringing up sad dogs in the Middle East, you ask? It's all part of this week's contest!
This week, we're having an acronym contest! Your task is to spell out one or more of these words, and use each letter as the first letter to create a sentence. Your words should, generally, make a full sentence instead of a string of nonsense.
The three words are:
Take my example above as inspiration for how these should be set up. You may choose to spell out one, two, or all three acronyms!
We'll choose six winners, two for each acronym, who will receive a mystery deviantWEAR t-shirt and deviantART stickers. These are shirts that are no longer available in the store!
Winners will b
My Best Motivational TipWhen I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.My Best Motivational Tip3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.
So here's what I think of.
"Michael Bay wants me to fail."
Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.
Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
DoujinPress: Buy, Print and Publish Doujinshi!DoujinPress Collaboration BooksDoujinPress: Buy, Print and Publish Doujinshi!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Quality entries are accepted from even non-DP artists. These can be B/W manga pieces or full color artwork. Collaboration books will have their own deadlines. Each book has a theme or series. All involved artists will be given 5+ copies of the book for free, depending on what they submit (shipping not included). Key artists that put in more than 25% of the book will be given a cut of the sales. Collaboration books are mostly for promoting artists, but with the free copies it'd be easy to make some money as well. Additional copies can be purchased at artist price (email for details).
Currently planned collaborations:
Madoka Magica (Focus on witches but main characters okay too, non-adult, color, cover by purplekecleon)
Ib (No specific focus, non-adult, color, cover by kurot)
Collaboration submissions due March 8th.
Please notify me if you are pl
Wacom tablet: common problems and solutionsIf you have a Wacom digital tablet, and you use it a lot, you may occasionally encounter unexpected problems. Have your brush dynamics stopped working? Is your screen mapping incorrect (cursor does not reach all fours edges of display area)? Do you experience intermittent cursor movement or none at all? Do you suffer from unexpected clicking? For Intermittent cursor or unexpected clicking, jump to step 4. Otherwise let's start with some simple steps that often help.Wacom tablet: common problems and solutions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) The simplest thing to try is rebooting your computer (and also restart your drawing program.)
2) If any new software was recently installed, it might be causing a conflict. Did the symptoms begin on the same day the new software was installed? Try uninstalling it.
3) The next step is to uninstall and reinstall the Wacom drivers. Uninstall all drivers including drivers for previous tablets. Previous drivers can cause conflicts. Disconnect your tablet and reinstall the correct drivers. Be su
Soyasushi Fanart-Fanfiction ContestSoyasushi Fanart-Fanfiction Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to Participate
Draw any fanart, write any fanfiction, do up a cosplay, anything! Of course, it will have to be themed around a game or work-in-progress from Soyasushi Productions. This includes games like RE: Prince of Nigeria or Crimson Rafflesia.
Your work must be an original one, made exclusively for this contest. No prior works are allowed.
Collaborations are allowed, but the two (or more) of you must be willing to split the prize, of course.
You can submit any number of entries you like.
Send in all entries by Note, or to email@example.com.
Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 5Please check out those awesome works,Challenge 5 - Music - TOP 52 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sorry for taking while to give a result. It was a wonderful but hard time for me to choose top 5 since everyone seems like music theme. We have more entries than usual challenges and actually the most wonderful thing is quality of all entries are growing up. Isn't it amazing? I was so excited to see them all, therefore if you have time, please take a look at whole entries since I am sure you can find several great artists there to watch: http://hellobaby.deviantart.com/favourites/47401935
(BTW, if I miss any entries in the challenge fav folder, please tell me since sometimes I forget to add it in while I am watching them around. Thank you,)
Also look at them make me wish I could choose more, not only top 5. Yeah, it has been a really hard time to pick top 5 only (sorry, I wish I could pick more):
If you didn't make it, please don't be so upset, other challenge
Dreamy Theodor KittelsenAs I've previously promised, after the articles about Sulamith Wülfing and about John Bauer, the time comes for an article about Theodor Kittelsen.Dreamy Theodor Kittelsen2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
...Theodor Severin Kittelsen, being a great representant of the Golden Age of Illustration, is one of the countless artists who received more attention and appreciation a long time after their death. I don't say "proper attention", it's still far from it.
His depictions of Scandinavian folklore creatures are said to be equally cannon to the trolls portrayed by the definitely more famous John Bauer. But, unlike Bauer, Kittelsen didn't focus just around trolls (which are, you must admit that, most of Bauer's creations - although his sudden death at young age is
So I made an art-meme (edit 270509)edit 04.09.10</b> we have a group. :icon100techniquememe:So I made an art-meme (edit 270509)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
edit 27.05.09 Added a list of people who are doing this!! it is at the bottom.
edit 23.01.09 Made 34 to be less limited, you could do a drawing with coffee or strong tea or any sort of food stuffs.
edit 05.01.09 Made 39 a drawing-task rather than a photomanipulation task. Changed 83 so that there would be more lifedrawing and there was already a collage-task anyway.
edit 04.01.09 replaced 2, 3 and 95. And again reminding that this exists. 8D Please keep linking me if you're doing any of these. ALSO IT IS EMBARRASING but after keeping this alive for two years, I finally actually started it myself. Keep on trucking y'all, I will try as well.
EDIT same day v Gato-Lata made a shorter and a more simple version of this, all you lazy kids better check that one out http://comments.deviantart.com/5/10890280/653669009
edit 14.02.08 UPDATIN. (AND REMINDING YOU THA
OH MY GOD LOOKI WAS LOOKING AT MY OLD ART FROM MY HACKED ACCOUNT AND...OH MY GOD LOOK1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DID I REALLY DREW THAT^?!???
I COINCIDENTALLY AND SUBCONSCIOUSLY REDREW WHAT I DID LAST YEAR AND I GOT REALLY NOSTALGIC AND FELT SAD AND WEIRD BECAUSE THIS WAS THEIR FIRST ENCOUNTER AND I HAVE A LOT OF FEELS
Divine Motifs: Vol. II♥ motif - a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work ♥Divine Motifs: Vol. II2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
• Delve Into Dreams •
D U A L I T Y by tincek-marincek
Artificial Stars by zungzwang
how to remove blue sketchy lines using photoshopi've always wonder about this^__^how to remove blue sketchy lines using photoshop5 years ago in Personal More Like This
for those of u who also wanted to know,here's the answer:
Begin to sketch with a light blue colored pencil. Do not worry about the sketchy lines; these will disappear later in the process.
Take the sketch and follow along the main lines of the drawing with a black felt-tip pen. These black lines will create the final line art drawing, if there are blue lines that are important to the drawing, these should be traced as well.
Scan the drawing onto your computer at a high resolution in RGB color format. Save the file as a .jpeg or .tiff file, ready to open in Adobe Photoshop.
Open the drawing file in Adobe Photoshop. Once open, change the layers panel to channels. This will show the channels of color in the drawing. Once open, delete the red and green channels in the file. The blue lines will disappear once this is completed.
M. Features Volume 2Hello everyone! :iconlovecuddleplz: Today I have 1 year on dA! yay!! :iconsparklyla-plz:M. Features Volume 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So I thought to continue with the Mega Features vol 2 today!
Please enjoy & visit the wonderful, inspiring deviants and support the works!
Don't forget to this so that many deviants can see it!
[Star!][Star!][Star!]If you have a deviant you'd want to feature, you're more than welcome to write it below! They might get featured on the next one! [Star!][Star!][Star!]
T h a n k . Y o u . S o . M u c h . F o r . a . W o n d e r f u l . dA . Y e a r !! [Glomp!]
:thumb349757171: A world where we can both be happy by Kumie-san
[Project Tiarella]~Parade of Stars~ by Athena-Erocith + Balloon + by Noi-chi7 Lily Tree by JUS-D Brisk Dragon by CraftyPixel
Free Key Giveaway #28 - CLOSEDFree Key Giveaway #28 - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: WINNER IS #12! THE KEY WILL GO TO :iconSavageFrog:
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #28 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #29!
Free Key Giveaway
Each week we will be giving away 1 key for free to say thanks for all the support. Anyone can play. We ship all over the world.
So what do you have to do to win one?
PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE POSTING
Just post on this journal. Post anything you want. Say hello, tell us a joke, give us a funny plz account. Anything.
From when we post this journal, you'll have 24 hours to put your name here.
Please only comment once. If you comment twice, you will be disqualified. Even if it's an ac
HOLY MOTHER FRUKER IM FREAKIN' OUT!Last night, 3 in the morning - I met what I think is the most amazing man ever... Cryaotic. [ Known as Cry ] or Ryan Terry. He was livestreaming last night and I told one of his friends BattleStar that I needed to go to bed and I had a question, while I waited - he said "How old are you?" And I replied with "15." And he said "Wow! You're way too beautiful to be that young." I giggled and said "You got a crush on me?" He said "Maaaaaaaaybeee." xD I felt flattered and just as I was falling asleep on my keyboard - they put me on the skype call to answer. I could hardly breathe, they were making fun of me for only saying hi - so I pretty much was just like "Uh - gah... SHUT UP I'M SLEEPY!" And then BattleStar was like "Breathe.. Breathe.." And so I was like "Alright... Well uhm.. Cry, who how would you saved uhm... Garry from dying in Ib?" And then he was like "SPOILERS! WE SPOILED IT FOR RUSS NOW HE'LL NEVER PLAY IT!" And I was like "OH GOD I'M SO SORRY D:" And then we got overHOLY MOTHER FRUKER IM FREAKIN' OUT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Star Wars Contest: 'Sith Family'EDIT: updated list of entries so far!Star Wars Contest: 'Sith Family'9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
~ You are cordially invited to participate in the Sith Family fan contest. ~
Create a fan work focusing on the 'family' side to a Sith character!
DEADLINE: MAY 5 (‘Revenge of the Fifth’)
1st place: X-wing model + 5 Topps Force Attax cards
2nd place: Star Wars Tabletop Game + 5 Topps cards
3rd place: Star Wars A4 Notebook + 5 Topps cards
Best in originality: Star Wars candy collectible (lollypop + mega tattoo set)
Best in technique: Star Wars candy collectible
Entrant with the most entries: Star Wars candy collectible
Take a look at the prizes here!
The Sith you can choose to focus on for your entry:
Palpatine, Maul, Plagueis, Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress, Tenebrous, Venamis, Bane, Zannah.
Deviant portraiture free of charge UPDATE: Deviant portraiture will be running on monthly basis from now on. Those of you that wish for a portrait by me AND have the 5 critiques rule accomplished, please also COMMENT on this journal, since some favs are 9 months old (:Deviant portraiture free of charge3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
this is a permanent event I'm running since April 2012 on (more-less) weekly basis. I pick one deviant (following the rules of this journal) and I make a portrait for them that is free of charge. If you are interested to join this project, read the rules below (:
RULES / HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
write at least 5 critiques (on other artist's work (any artist), latest one at most one month old). If you don't know how to write a critique, here is DeviantArt help: FAQ What is the Critique Feature and how do I use it
me if you
Golden Age of IllustrationGolden Age of Illustration2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When in the second half of the 19th century newspapers and illustrated books became popular and widespread thanks to improvements in printing technology, many artists found their base to spread their skills. The official time span of the Golden Age of Illustration is said to be from 1880s to 1920s, but it varied a little bit between Europe and America.
While European illustrators were influenced mostly by the Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau and Post-Impressionists (especially by Les Nabis, a group of Parisian artists), their American colleagues focused around Howard Pyle's Brandywine School of American Illustration in the Brandywine Valley.
Amongst the most popular artists of this time we find Arthur Rackham (UK), Howard Pyle (US), Ivan Bilibin (Russia), Theodor Kittelsen (Norway), Edmund Dulac (France), John Bauer (Sweden), Beatrix Potter (UK), N.C. Wyeth (US), Sulamith Wülfing (
The Secret Drawing IngredientIf you're an artist of any kind it's extremely important to hone your craft and technical abilities. After all, the better you draw and the better you are at mastering the drawing tools you use - the easier it is to convey your unique message for public consumption.The Secret Drawing Ingredient9 months ago in Personal More Like This
But how important is technical ability, really? Obviously, it's very important. Understanding anatomy, light and shadow and perspective are key to solid drawing. It's important to always be improving in those departments. It's also very important to master the tools you use to draw with. Learning to render or color professionally can only increase your appeal to both fans and other professionals.
But what about developing artistic appeal on a much deeper level?
It's not just about finding a pleasing style. Anyone can do that with enough practice. You can always choose a popular artist and emulate his or her style. The blueprint is right there. But why d
Drawings and Paintings Feature #1fabulous drawings and paintings (traditional and digital) discovered lately!!!Drawings and Paintings Feature #11 month ago in Personal More Like This
Area 257 by HideTheInsanity
.:: Tranquil ::. by Takamin Applebasket by lichendressed Tsukiyama Sketch by Keyade Vesa, Sword Salvager by yuchenghong Elf Girl portrait by sakimichan
Ambition / Wasteland 02 by jakubon
RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW AvailableJ. Scott Campbell's RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol. 1 & 2 NOW Available for purchase at http://www.jscottcampbellstore.com/RUFF STUFF Sketchbooks Vol 1 & 2 NOW Available2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All first orders will be SIGNED!
Volumes 1 and 2 of J. Scott Campbell's The Ruff Stuff sketchbooks! These uniquely created sketchbooks give you the look and feel of real pencil sketches in a spiral bound, 48 page sketchbook! These sketchbooks give you an inside look into the process of conception to reality of the J. Scott Campbell artwork you know and love!
Caption Challenge-Winners Announced!EDIT: Winners announced! Scroll down to see the winnersCaption Challenge-Winners Announced!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: Closed. Winners will be announced on Halloween. Stay tuned!
Let's have a bit of fun for Halloween and get into the spirit of fall, with a mini caption challenge! It's a super fun way to get some fun prizes and make yourself laugh at the same time.
How to Play: The rules are really simple. Be sure to read all of them and follow the instructions Choose one or both of the pictures below, and create a funny caption for it. Comment on this journal with your caption, not the deviation itself. Comments on the deviations will be ignored. Multiple comments are allowed! You can only win once though Please try to keep the max at 3 comments. Deadline: Get your comment in before October 23rd, 11:59PM PST.
Winners will be announced on Halloween.
Prizes: There will be 6 winners! 1st-3rd for each deviation. I'm still looking for prizes, so if you could o
Hetalia Season 5 ep 2 Subtitled:iconredsparklesplz: The Season 5 episode 2! :iconredsparklesplz:Hetalia Season 5 ep 2 Subtitled2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the official Funimation sub so you have to click to watch it on youtube. For those in the UK there is an unofficial sub here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J9xZOgHBOY credit goes to :iconArcticAiza: for pointing that out for us.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Supernatural!!!!UPDATE: WOW! Almost up to 400 views and 28 likes already! Thanks everyone so much for the support and great feedback so farMy Little Pony: Friendship is Supernatural!!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just uploaded the original audio download here: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/0fddnqthh96gnes/MLPFIS.mp3 for anyone who would like to have it.
At this moment I'm working on updating the MLPFIS website so you all can get get a better look at all the beautiful art that was used in the video version, plus crew credits and other stuff!
Well folks, it's been about 2 years and about 30-something road blocks later, but it's finally here!
This is my first ever audio production! Allot of time, effort and team work went into making it happen. I thank all of you for
you're support and patients. I hope it was worth the wait.
Comments and feedback are very much encouraged and appreciated.