Positive mentions :)We, as beta testers, already longer had the pleasure to experiment with this nifty feature of the website.
But now it has finally went public: DeviantArt mentions!
So what does this mean for us, as users?
While you can change settings in your user panel, per default we all get mentioned when someone lists our name in a journal. So there will be no more talking about us behind our back. But on the positive side; you will be mentioned of all the people naming you in journals, or admiring your artwork
Spread the positivity!
Now we know this, let's all take a few minutes to let some people know we admire them or their artwork.
Comment in the comment section, with the people you admire most. Either for their art or their personality.
I'll start out to name a few
MLP Christmas Cards Master PostThought it would be good to make a Master Post for those Christmas Cards since there will come more over this month.MLP Christmas Cards Master Post11 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
That art thief SOB in the Artist AlleyOk here it is, the long awaited journal about that art thief guy at Animania a few weeks back, I promised I will write about it and here it is. I thought a lot about whether I should write about this because if its just a random art thief then I really don't mind dissing his grass.. but unfortunately that S.O.B also happens to be the brother of a High School friend of mine... :icontableflipplz:That art thief SOB in the Artist Alley1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This whole thing occurred in an anime convention that has been going downhill since a few years back, every year it gets worse and worse, to the point that I am now calling it Emptimania. It is no secret that the management is terrible, and that includes making sure that there are no bootleg stores around.... I don't know if they are just ignorant that there are bootleg stores there, or whether they dont give a duck because hey they get money from people getting a table. So anyway I was at the artist alley selling my things like usual, then a couple of tables down I noticed a guy, he looked fami
A bit about social mediaThis video has been a hype on the internet over the past view days;A bit about social media6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's not the first time a similar message is send, and it's probably not the last time.
Over the years, I've seen many of those messages seen popping up on (how ironically) social media. And while the intention is good, I think the whole "quit social media" thing in general is a bit too one-sided. They don't realize that social media isn't just something we can stop over a day. It has become a collective mindset. A communication standard. Like phone calls and letters used to be our main form of communication in the 90's, social media now has become our standard for communication.
The matter is the same. It's just the medium that shifted.
I didn't have a Facebook account until late 2011, and I didn't have a smartphone until early 2012 (and that was only because my boss got me a new phone, and it happened to be smart). Yes, I was late. The reason for that? I absolutely hated the smartphone generation!
Member of the WeekRandom Member of the WeekMember of the Week1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey everyone! PizzaPotatoNBacon, one of the lovely admins, suggested that we hold a weekly feature for group members. We're going to start a new activity each week where we'll randomly select a member to be featured in a journal as well as on the front page.
If you'd like to be participate, please add this journal to your favorites. Next week, we'll draw a number, and if your number is chosen, then you'll be featured for the week!
FML. The Super Mario Galaxy StoryYou guys like story yeah? Let uncle Ry tell you a story, there's a lesson to learn here kids. Pay attention. I wanna talk about this now because last week was my birthday and it reminded me of this story, its related to a birthday gift. The gift was Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. This story happened a few years ago.FML. The Super Mario Galaxy Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a picture of me playing the Nintendo Wii, I love my Wii. Had lots of great times on it playing games like Smash Brothers and Mario Kart and Twilight Princess, and a game I really loved called Super Mario Galaxy. The story takes place around 2009? A couple of years after the Wii came out. So one day a friend of mine Matt messaged me telling me he got a Wii, I thought great, about time he got a Wii. So I congratulated him, then he asked the question. :I He asked whether he can borrow some games and I was like 'HMMMMMMMM SHIT'. Well Matt is a nice guy, pretty honest and pretty generous. I usually am pretty generous too but when it comes to games, I hate lending it out
Im allergic to Male DeodorantWell not exactly allergic, but I really dislike the smell of male deodorant. And yes you guessed it, I actually uses female deodorant.. *cries forever because manliness is currently at 0%*Im allergic to Male Deodorant7 months ago in Personal More Like This
^Thats me before I head out. I really do like the smell of female deodorant, it smells soooo good, like a harem. The only problem is that when I buy them in shops I get all tomato faced embarrassed... especially when I am testing the smell to see which one is to my liking... I somtimes deliberately not pick the pink colored deodorant just so its not as obvious :I
But how did this start? Why the hatred for male deodorant? Well I think it goes back to school days... especially in camps.. when the boys would play basketball and get all sweaty pamyu pamyu after the game... I am not a fan of playing basketball so usually I would just be in the camp room playing videogames, then they would go back to the room and spray ALOT (Like s
Inspiring artists memeTagged by dear :iconinma:~Inspiring artists meme2 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Choose at least 10 artists that inspire you and tell us why (I'll feature 13 because the list is endless!)
-Show at least 5 deviations from those artists that you love (I'll feature 3/artist)
-Tag at least 10 artists (I'll tag 5...)
In no particular order.
:iconsideburn004: - Love her watercolors! *-* And I wish I could draw manly men like she does, hehe...
:icondark134: - Digital AND traditional artwork at its highest quality! Every visit to this artist's gallery pours a month's worth inspiration into me~
:iconmior3e: - She has a very unique style that I can recognize anywhere. Also love those low-saturated pastel colors so much~ <3
:iconhoooook: - this artist emulates traditional oil painting style so well digitally you c
My deviantART StoryIt all started a few years ago, with a single piece of art.My deviantART Story3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I can remember having seen digital art before, but it never really impacted me. The fact that it wasn't real, on paper, and I couldn't touch it, made it somehow distant to me. Yet, for whatever reason, this piece was different to me. I can still remember staring at it from the screen of my computer, not being able to grasp how someone was able to make art that flawless, pretty and beautiful. And how a person was able to express that much emotion with just a few brush strokes. Call me stupid, or naive. But I just could "get" it.
I think it was that piece of art that gave me a reason to try. Or more, a direction that I wanted to go in.
Before that time I was like a clueless wanderer. I've been writing a story for years. But I was basically lost in a maze of what I wanted or what I could do when it came to drawing stuff. My lack of skill and fear of failure got
Digitally Delicious: September 11thDigitally Delicious: September 11thDigitally Delicious: September 11th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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The High Chancellor of T'hara
~Shi~ by zeldacw
Contest! (art and cash/point prizes to be won)Hello everyone~ baaoju here and I'm hosting an art contest for my character, with lots of prizes to be won (more prizes to be added soon too)! This is my first contest so please be lenient on me ; 7 ;/Contest! (art and cash/point prizes to be won)2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Even if you are not going to join, I'd really appreciate it if you spread the words about this and/or donate prize for the winners maybe? <3
Dateline: March 1st 2015
These positions are not applicable but more judges might be added soon! Except for me the judges are pretty much pros so they'd know what to judge on, mostly based on aesthetic and skill, to make sure it is a fair contest~
How to join
Create art with my OC (information of him can be found below!)You don't have to be my watcher, anyone is allowed to participate!Multiple entries are encouraged as there is a special prize for the one who has the most entries.Any form of art is
Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!Sellers-Showcase Special Newsletter #3!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase: :iconSellers-Showcase:
...and welcome to the third edition of Sellers-Showcase's Special Newsletter, where we feature a selection of the latest work from our gallery and advertise some of our members who are currently offering commissions. Further on you will also find a selection of our favourite affiliate groups and links to our commission blogs.
So what is all the fuss about Sellers-Showcase? Who are we and what do we do?
In the current economic climate, we know how hard it is for any artist to sell work or gain commissions. Therefore, at Sellers-Showcase we aim to sell people's original traditional art, as well as advertise prints of traditional, digital and photographic work. We also promote artists who are looking to take commissions. We acc
I'm at LA - E3 2014 (Last Day/Final Update)Here wraps up my E3 journal spam! But as I've promised - new photos:I'm at LA - E3 2014 (Last Day/Final Update)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The great hall of E3. The first thing you see when you enter the South hall (E3 is fricking huge).
Nintendo's area! I hung around this area for most of the 3 days since well... I love Nintendo! I played more games here such as Splatoon, Yoshi's new Yarn game and countless others.
A photo of me playing my 3DS while I wait in line to play Hyrule Warriors.
Me at a Monster Hunter photo shoot x)
The huuuuuge Super Smash Bros Wii U screen where players would battle it out to win a legit gold SSB medal. I kept winning the training part, but never the final battle T__T Still, my boyfriend won two medals and gave me one lol.
This isn't me, but I took this photo of my boyfriend and my friend photo-bombing him when we attended the Xbox One conference. It was really cool experiencing the conference live!
I also met people like the well-known Triforce guy and the creator of Tetris! *___*
The World we live in + updatesDear friends, how's life?The World we live in + updates11 months ago in Personal More Like This
As I said before, even if I have a ton of work, I'll always feel like writing to you here.
My Manga progress is going well, I'm really proud of this remake, Lia looks more mature, the paneling and quality improved too.
Here is a little example:
What's New on YouTube?
Some Attack on Titan fan art!
Some thoughts. . .
I feel, looking for a publisher is like looking for someone to adopt a blind dog. No one seems to be interested. Yet, every time I remind myself of all the privilege and the support I get, it stops bothering me. All it takes for these publishers is to "trust" and bury down the misconception they have about non-japaese artists but I guess it's pretty late now. I'll contact more publishers but I'm fine with self-publishing since I've been saving money for quite s
on dissatisfactionI had a conversation the other day with one of my watchers about the point at which "you feel like an artist". she asked me when that point is, or when the signs of it show.on dissatisfaction2 months ago in Personal More Like This
honestly, thinking some more about our conversation, I can't say there's ever a line you cross, or like a sign you pass that says "congrats, you are now entering the state of Artist". there is no finish line. it starts when you say to yourself seriously "hey, I wanna do that," and it lasts as long as you feel that way. it might surprise, but a lot of 'established' artists will say the same thing (I've asked some) and the only difference is they take the work in their stride, or take it more seriously because it's their job, and by then the word has lost some of its 'magic'. but some of those have said to me as well that no, there is no point at which you feel "like an artist", but there's only a point at which you feel comfortable being called one. and that can come pretty quickly if you set out to ma
Info Updates & Mustache CupcakesHey guys! It's been a while and I haven't been too active on dA this past month but here's the journal to keep you all updated:Info Updates & Mustache Cupcakes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been busy speeding up the schedule so I can release my next webcomic, Fisheye Placebo as soon as possible. The current release date is set to early 2013.
That means Knite had to slow down a bit since it's difficult to work on 2 projects at once. However, I still aim to update Knite ch5 beta strips around once a week. You may have noticed that in the past, I posted Knite in full chapter flash format, but I really enjoyed posting beta pages on my :iconknites: account since this allowed more audience interaction. The problem was switching between accounts was too much pain, and updating several pages a day flooded people's accounts. In the end, I decided to post strips on this account instead. The strips will only be posted once a week so if you don't want to be spoiled, just ignore the strips
In other news, I have several other so
1000 Words, Sincerest ApologiesFor those who pre-ordered copies of 1000 Words, I'm deeply sorry that your order has not arrived yet. It has been an extremely stressful week for me to finally receive the shipment from the printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ after such a long delay which cost us to miss Fanime, only to find out that the books were far below the expected quality.1000 Words, Sincerest Apologies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not only did the colors come out neon yellow and even green in some parts, there were large ink smudges on 50% of the books, while another 50% had uneven spines.
This is how the books came out. Neon yellow.
Note: colors may vary depending on your monitor screen so it may not look too bad on certain computers, but it looks bad in real life.
And then there are smudges that you can find on the right side of every other book. The scanner actually made the smudges less obvious, but again, it looks very bad in real life.
Finally, half of the books had varying degrees of uneven printing on the spines that is symm
Seniority Announcement - July 2014Seniority Announcement - July 20144 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after Senior Member accolade -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out
Characters that share my personalityTagged by MizAmyCharacters that share my personality2 months ago in Personal More Like This
xD HAD to do this! Take the test here -> http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
And check which characters match up with your results here http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/JustForFun/ExamplesOfMyersBriggsPersonalitiesInStories ( click around to find out how I am to lazy to explain)
MY PERSONALITY TYPE IS: INTP
You are one of the Analysts - a rational and impartial individual who enjoys intellectual pursuits and prizes independence. You are known for your impressive knowledge, ability to juggle multiple concepts and insatiable curiosity.
Characters I share the same personality as:
Mai and Teo from Avatar: The Last Airbender
Bruce Banner/The Hulk from The Avengers
Belle from Beauty and the Be
News about TRC doujin reprintsThank you all, who are interested in my TRC fanbook reprint, for filling out the polls. It certainly helped me to come to a decision:News about TRC doujin reprints1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"Lüléil" will be reprinted as a standalone book. Same edition as the first run, no changes.
The compilation book will contain all my other TRC stories ever published between 2008~2011 (about 150 pages), namely:
Christmas MemoriesFrailWinter Sun (from "Road to Nowhere" anthology)ForgottenEclipseCloverfield (from "Town of Wind" anthology)
"Eclipse" will be completely remastered for the b/w edition, since it was originaly printed in color. The below example shows what I mean - I will basically redraw the entire story in normal manga style (inked and toned).
And this time I'll choose a readable font size. xD;I also plan to add a brand new one-shot story to the compilation, about 10 pages. ^^
And of course, the compilation will have a brand new cover art.
I don't want to commit myself to any deadlines or book pric
I'm done with itNope, this isn't the kind of motivational stuff you'll usually read from me.I'm done with it4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I couldn't find the power to motivate myself today. Nor yesterday, or the day before.
The truth is; I'm doing badly. Very badly.
As some of you know I've already been having serious health problems for a while.
It all started in the first week of January, with a car crash. Another car hit mine from behind on the highway. My car was totally damaged and I was taken to the hospital for a checkup because my neck felt a bit weird. Initially everything was fine, I thought. The test proved no bones where broken. The insurance company paid up for my car (luckily -- it was very expensive). And I was allowed to go home. I did feel sick for the first few days after the accident, but I thought of it as stress, took a few aspirins, and went back to work the next Monday after that.
The first days at work were horrible. My head hurts, I felt dizzy and had a hard time focusing on my work. But again; I thought it was ju
People need Help IIPeople Need HelpPeople need Help II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please friends and members favorite :iconfavoriteplz: this Journal to Get notice . The numbers of faves the more chance to Be notice.. If you want to be post at here please send Us a note by title :" People Needs Help "
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'1 year 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
Chibi request raffle!!!Hello all~ I really need to practice my chibis so I'm going to draw some of your characters for practice~Chibi request raffle!!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will pick three people and draw them one chibi each.
1. You must be watching me. (If you're not, then this is quite easy to fix ;D)
2. You can only enter once per raffle. (Since I will probably be doing more.)
3. Comment on this journal, do not note. Notes will be ignored.
If your name gets picked
Characters I will draw:
Characters I will not draw:
Any likeness of a real person (sorry but I won't draw you, your boyfriend, your mom, your friend, Tom Hiddleston, etc, XD)
Animal/creature characters (this includes furries)
Realism -- I can draw realism but I'm not good enough to sell art in that style yet XD;
I will draw three names on Wednesday at 11:59 PM Central time.
The most amazing thing happened today!This morning, a guy rand my doorbell and i thought that was a little weird because i wasn't expecting anyone. He said he has a delivery for me with 2 tubes from deviantART. I was really surprised because i didn't remember giving my address (it was such a long time ago that i did probably) or didn't remember ordering anything and only until i opened them did i realize they were print gifts from my wishlist! But i have no idea who sent them :icontearyguyplz: They were both prints of this artworkThe most amazing thing happened today!3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
and i am not sure if there were too separate people who sent them (they appear to have been sent at different times) or one person. BUT WHOEVER YOU ARE THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU WONDERFUL PERSON!
The prints are amazing looking! Kudos to deviantART because the quality of the print is astonishing the prints are on material not paper and that not only makes them more durable but it also has a very neat oil painting feel to it.
This just made my week! I will