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Hi! The contest folder is now closed! I am very busy at the moment so I don't have a lot of time to be online, but the voting will most likely start on Wednesday or Thursday! (If you were signed up for the contest but didn't make the deadline, just send be a note before Wednesday/Thursday and we'll work something out!).

Hi guys!

In the event of this group's two week anniversary I thought that it was time for a competition in order to get this group started properly!
:iconpervyciel:(Ciel is excited!)

The theme of the competition is going to beee, wait for it, music (I were planning to come up with some awesome and catchy name, but my creative abilities just died, so music it is)!
:iconmusicnotesplz:
You are supposed to chose a song (it could be any type of song from any genre), and the title of this song has to be the title of your entry- and your submission has to be inspired by that song! If any of that was unclear, just send me a note or leave a comment!

These are the rules:

:bulletblack: You have to write which song you have chosen and why in the description!

:bulletblack: Your deviation has to feature Ciel somehow, or it could just be him!

:bulletblack: All kinds of art are allowed, so I encourage all drawers, painters, writers, cosplayers etc. to enter! If you are wondering if something is allowed or not, just send me a note or leave a comment!

:bulletblack: No stolen art!

:bulletblack: You may submit up to 2 deviations!

:bulletblack: You have to be a member of this group in order to join the contest, so if you are not a member, you know what to do!

:bulletblack: Mature content is allowed, just make sure that you put the proper filter on it!

:bulletblack: Crossovers and OCs are allowed!

:bulletblack: In order to join the contest, you have to leave a comment on this journal!

:bulletblack: Your submission must be put in the contest folder: cielphantomhivefc.deviantart.c…!

The contest is starting today, and will end on September 1th , which means that you will have three months to finish your submission! If you want me to extend the deadline, just send me a note!

Sooo, moving on to the prizes!:iconloldemoncielplz:

First place: 700 :points: + a chibi request from :icondevious-riceball:
+ a two month feature on the group's front page + a full body or portrait request from :iconartelleart: + a half-body request from :iconporusaki: + a Kuroshitsuji drawing from :iconselenalalis: + a chibi request from :iconiztrips:

Second place: 500 :points: + a chibi request from :icondevious-riceball: + a chibi request from :iconartelleart: +a head shot request from :iconporusaki:  + a Kuroshitsuji drawing from :iconselenalalis:

Third place: 400 :points: + a chibi request from :iconartelleart: + a chibi request from :iconporusaki:  + a Kuroshitsuji drawing from :iconselenalalis:

Fourth place: 300 :points: + a chibi request from :iconartelleart:  + a Kuroshitsuji drawing from :iconselenalalis:

Fifth place: 100 :points: + a chibi request from :iconartelleart:  + a Kuroshitsuji drawing from :iconselenalalis:


+ All contestants will receive llamas from: :iconpamandab::iconporusaki::iconkanogt::iconmrssutcliffe:

+ All submissions will be put in the featured folder!

+ All contestants will receive a chibi request from: :iconkanogt:

If anyone would like to contribute with prizes it would be highly appreciated, just send me a note or leave a comment on this journal!

These are the entries so far, give them comments, faves and love!:

:thumb375196418:Demon by SHINee00:thumb376435916:Music Contest - Ciel - Panic Station by MissSebasuchanWorld So Cold by Sun-And-Moon-VampireCiel Miss Me To Death by kanogtCiel Phantomhive - I belong to you by LaneHelesYobanashi Deceive - Ciel Phantomhive [Contest] by ChurippuMori:thumb377324607:Suki Daisuki by IchigoMusic1996Survive by Jaiiyness:thumb377735123::thumb377728409:Ciel`s Dark Side by Animance:thumb379146133:Whispers in the Dark by KatsuNoJutsu95 Falling Inside The Black (A Ciel Phantomhive fic)Falling Inside The Black
(A Ciel Phantomhive Song Fic)
      ~Falling in the black…slipping through the cracks…falling to the depths can I ever come back?  Dreaming of the way it used to be…Can you hear me?~
Thunder roared in the distance, vibrating the windows and sending a chill down my spine.  A bell rang  frantically from down the hall.  I wrapped a silk robe around my shoulders as I exited my room.  The cold floor stung my aching feet.  I had been working all day and had been looking forwards to a nice evening in bed with a good book.  Sebastian had been sent on an errand overnight so I was taking his place as Lord Ciel’s personal servant.  Lucky me.
         Lightning flashed just as I opened the door to the young master’s room.  It blinded me for a moment.  I staggered backwards only to be pulled inside by a long, slender hand.  I blinked a few times and saw a large sapphire eye fringed in thick black lashes gazing at me impassively.  Ciel reache
Euphoria- Ciel Phantomhive. by the-damnetCiel Phantomhive - Chaconne by NeeYumi:thumb244936779:No-one but you by porusakiCiel's world so cold by XxLuvDarkMusicxXFalling in the black by SillyFaceProductions:thumb380799809:Dance With The Devil by Monogatari-chanInside the Fire by sakohjuEmpty Eyes- Ciel phantomhive by RiinYukiKagamineMonochrome no Kiss by Sun-And-Moon-Vampire::. Im not the one::. contest entry by Rosalina1234Ciel Phantomhive - Dark Wood Circus by Isabella-Eis Fight Inside
Enemy;
Alois Trancy.
Familiar friend;
Sebastian Michaelis.
My beginning and my end.
"Do you wish to make a contract?" “Yes, I do.”
"So this is where it ends?" "Yes."
 
Knowing truth;
"Alois Trancy is along with the people who killed your parents."
Whispering lies;
"You don’t understand anything! You’re just being tricked by a demon! You and I are the same! I won’t pester you anymore! I apologize for everything I’ve done!”
And it hurts again...
“To see such a world of impurity…”
What I fear,
"The truth is, I don't want to die."
What I try.
"'I did not return to Phantomhive for the sake of the previous head. I returned for myself. All I want is to give those who betrayed and defiled the name of Phantomhive a taste of the humiliation and pain . . . that I suffered. Checkmate.'"
The words I say and what I hide.
"I am Ciel Phantomhive, head of the Phantomhive Mansion and the owner of the Funtom Company."
All the pain;
"The boy's p
In The End (Linkin Park) Ciels letter to SebastianThis letter would be dedicated to Sebastian at the end of season one, after Sebastian has swallowed Ciels soul. Ciel has left the letter behind and ensured that Sebastian would receive it after his death thus the content of the second season is not included.
Dear Sebastian.
I took me a long time to think about the beginning of this letter. “Dear friend” would be a lie, but “Dear Butler” could not fully describe what had been between us in those years. However. When you read this, then I am dead with a high possibility. Probably you have… swallowed my soul as you always wanted, if not then I am truly sorry you really well-deserve it.
You were always there, caring for me in a way no one other would be simply able to and I know I never showed real gratitude to you. I thought it would be written. I took everything as given and never knew how to treasure the opportunities you gave me.
It must have been hard to you all the time baking pies, cooking curry, and b
Falling Down- Kuroshitsuji/Higashi no Eden by DestinedLozLover:thumb382841972:Welcome To The Black Parade by IzTrips first round Kuroshitsuji Magnet by PratiwiPutriKuroshitsuji Love is War by PratiwiPutriKuro Matryoshka -ANIMATED- by HokiMaru:thumb383580055:[Safe and Sound] Don't let go... by xwhisperCiel and Alois - Dance With the Devil by ScorpioArtistry:thumb383798812::thumb384118439:Dangerous and Sweet [by Dwiyasti] by CielyastiEyes Wide Open - Ciel Phantomhive by AnimanceAi Kotoba Ciel Phantomhive by FlamelPandas413Hallucination by AlicereCiel-Take Me Away by 0MadWhiteRabbit0Ciel: Si deus me relinquit. by MelkpsoBurn by Nekogami13Almost Lover by pandoraravenkateSoundless Voice by xSakkiHis Master,Shivering by Mya2001Boulevard of broken Dreams by Iluvshadow-kunEverything Burns by AhnessGentleman by YullenatorFight Inside by TLOZSkywardSword+REVERSE by SirMimsyPompingdonCiel-Dance with the devil by brokendreams15Ciel - Gheorghe Zamfir Lonely Shepherd by kanogtUnbreakable by Scoco101Angel of Darkness by NekkohimeBack In Black by ohidinaKeiyaku by purple23cutie:CONTEST: Already Over by TiiteMiissdu69'Angel In Disguise.' by EphemeralxFantasyPull Me Down by Blackfeather133Ciel's Song Of Combustion Potato by Halcyon-samaCiel Phantomhive by VectorEnvironment Rocket (Contest Entry)If you’re born a slave can you help the few?
This ring is that of a Phantomhive.
My loyalty is to her majesty, the Queen. I am in service to her as the royal guard dog.
If you feel unclean, better bleach your body…
My body is unclean, I am impure…or so they say…
I can’t ever escape my mark. It marks my very soul. The mark of a slave.
If you’re full of hate, better kill somebody…
They shall suffer as I did. The pain and humiliation. I will kill them all.
If you feel alone, better leave your body…
I am used to being alone, in the dark, with no one at my side.
If you wanna leave, better build a rocket…
In the end, there is only place I will go. I was destined to go there since that fateful
day.
There is no turning back now.
second round
Dark Side by Iluvshadow-kun:thumb390029724:Fight Inside {Finished} by Kammy-TanTrue Love by Phantomhivexox Hello                                             Playground school bell rings, again
                                                     Rain clouds come to play, again
                                                       Has no one told you she's not breathing?

Ciel saw the memory of that day passing by him. He and Sebastian were walking the streets of London after some shopping and a quick meeting of the Earl with one of the distributors that worked for his company.
While they walked by a primary school, they heard a quick succession of screams. They readily went to see what was happening; pushing the gathering crowd away, they both got close enough to watch the scene that was causing so much commotion.
A woman was on the floor, holding a girl with more strenght than she should. The girl's hair were a mix of yellow and red. "The very same red that Grell loves", Ciel thought. The mother was crying, the body on her arms languishing.
— What happened? — Ciel asked to th
Anthem of the Angels by angelbelieverscrawl (Carry Me Through) -contest entry- by goodamy1Ciel Phantimhive (The Reason is you) by goodamy1If by DiadestyIn Memoriam by TheCreativeFoxJGoing Under by FreakshowAutraelDance with the Devil - CielxSebastian by HitomiJaejoongIn the summer time by PidonKatachiLighters by CiouskUnwell by porusakiReturn of the King by WillowenKuroshitsuji Crossover: Trick and Treat by CielyastiCiel Panda Hero by TheLunarAngelCiel Phantomhive - Konayuki by HitomiJaejoongWhite Rabbit ~ Ciel Phantomhive by Ciel-X-MaliceWelcome to the Black Parade by GothicLoverUltimate:thumb393415863:Enjoy the silence by SebastianaMonamourPassion by LupeSamaPhantomhiveDear Darlin' By Olly Murs- CIEL PHANTOMHIVE by janzramI Will Not Bow by angelbelieversCiel Phantomhive- Bring me to life by TotomofaceBad Romance-AlucardXCiel by 0MadWhiteRabbit0Far From Home  Ciel Phantomhive by AnimeArtistRenCielxSebastian Fanart by CUTEYAOIFAN-SheyEmo Kid by Nekogami13How Bad Can I Be? by sweeneykitkatA Thousand Years by angelface5Shadow by pandora-ozCiel Phantomhive- Bird by thumbelin0811It will Rain- Bruno Mars by ChocolateRose311third round
Ciels Haiku (Taylor Swift -Trouble)Shadows in his heart
Fall on the eternal mark
Desire in his red eyes
Nosferatu, me n' you by AissriKawaii- Dead Hearts - by fighterkirby1998 Kiss My Eyes And Lay Me To Sleep (Kuro Style)
{Kiss My Eyes and Lay Me To Sleep Ciel Phantomhive Songfic}
~This is what I brought you, this you can keep
This is what I brought, you may forget me
I promise to depart, just promise one thing
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep
This is what I brought you, this you can keep
This is what I brought, you may forget me
I promise you my heart, just promise to sing
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep
This is what I thought, I thought you'd need me
This is what I thought so think me naive
I'd promise you a heart, you'd promise to keep
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep
Kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep~
    Ciel, he had never thought the day would come so quickly. With his revenge fulfilled, Ciel Phantomhive could now die in peace knowing that things were like they were again. Sebastian, Ciel's ever so loyal servant, stood in front of his master, ready to devour that soul he oh so wanted. Ciel sat impatiently as Sebastian read
Masquerade! by angelface5Ciel Phantomhive - Ah, it's a wonderful cat life! by LaneHelesScorpion Flower by J-MelmothCiel Phantomhive - Fallen Angels by Isabella-EisSilverthorn by icenectarRun Devil Run Kuroshitsuji contest by xbluephantomx Wither x FateCiel PoV: For a long time I had been watching her in secret. Listened her laughter and looked at her beautiful emerald green eyes, feeling an empty space inside my soul. It was a place meant for her, for us
We were at her parents’ summer house in the countryside. The sun was casting its last rays upon the estate when we went out. She ran the stairs down with a very unladylike way, as she always acted around me these days. Like a girl she was, not like a girl she was taught to be. I walked behind her slowly, watching her hair glowing in the sunset. She stopped at a railing that divided the patio from the lake. She leaned against the railing and watched at the sun.
“It’s so beautiful”, she whispered. I went closer, but stand a few meters away and just watched her. I felt like telling her how beautiful she was, but I was afraid. When we were younger she always told me she loved me, but when we grew older she had become more adult like. She didn’t show her emo
Action- Punk Ciel Phantomhive by kasaishingaiKiss It Better by maangoeYou're So Cute .:Kuroshitsuji:. by ChibiArminHeadphones .:Kuroshitsuji:. by ChibiArminBreathing Underwater by aemyliaMonster [contest] by sakura-streetfighterBreathe Your Life Into Me by xbluephantomxEvil Angel by Sapphira-AdiLizzy com by Shingery:thumb397067894:The Kill *My entry for the contest* by ShimochisamaReflection Of Ciel Phantomhive by zM-otakucupcakeDemons by Oriole-of-SilverAmazing Grace by BersenevThe Earl And The Princess by SineMachineMy Immortal ~ Phantomhive Music Contest by HydranemoneFind A Way [SebaxCiel] by alisonjohnsonfoxSing Me To Sleep by AngelzDemonForeverCome here boy by superyummycupcakes:thumb397446960:.:Ciel Phantomhive:.:NUMB:. by NaiyaNekoThe underliving by MewAsumi:thumb397806465: Stronger-Black Butler-
You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want
 
Ciel smirked as he listened to the song
He did feel better sleeping alone
Doing whatever he wanted
Instead of being captive
 
You think you've got the best of me
Think you've had enough the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby, you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong
 
A shiver went down his spine, then
Gratitude that the last laugh was his
The creepy old Baron had believed that
He owned me, like I was property
The man did try to take me in again
Little did he know that I have Sebastian now
 
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes you fighter
Foo


So, I really hope that you, yes YOU, are going to enter, and I wish all of you the best of luck!
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(RAFFLE) Winner selected!

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 27, 2014, 11:47 PM
:icontransparentplz:


:iconpikachudancingplz: Number 32 Drawn! :iconpikachudancingplz:


Winner
:iconsparklesplz: Glass Star Bullet (Yellow) by Gasara :iconkeirui: Glass Star Bullet (Yellow) by Gasara  :iconsparklesplz:
Thanks for supporting us!


 

:iconpikachudancingplz: Prize :iconpikachudancingplz:



Glass Star Bullet (Yellow) by Gasara Chibi and full body from :iconk-kouhai:!
Glass Star Bullet (Yellow) by Gasara Chibi and fullbody Art from :iconshyplum:
Glass Star Bullet (Yellow) by Gasara Chibi and fullbody Art from :iconaquawindlugia:
Glass Star Bullet (Yellow) by Gasara 2 chibi Art from :iconlunathelizard:!
Glass Star Bullet (Yellow) by Gasara Chibi from :iconarchy-tan:

 

:iconpikachudancingplz: Raffle ended October 15th, 2014!  :iconpikachudancingplz:



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Winner is : 19 Congrats :iconkimmypeaches: <3

Thanks a ton for participating and congrats!!!  o(≧▽≦)o



panda by Emoji-kunWeek - 2panda by Emoji-kun
SWEET-ness Heart Divider #4 by GasaraSWEET-ness Heart Divider #4 by Gasara

Yeah~ I'll open weekly raffle in this November (✪㉨✪)b . I need some motivation for my self . ." too lazzyy to draw and some artblockkkk ;-;

SWEET-ness Heart Divider #1 by GasaraSWEET-ness Heart Divider #2 by Gasara
The winner of this raffle will receive a surprise art from me . 
If you don't have an OC, I'll draw a fanart of whatever (humanoid) character you like
The drawing will be delivered before the next raffle.
blush blush by Emoji-kun

SWEET-ness Heart Divider #1 by GasaraSWEET-ness Heart Divider #2 by Gasara
Rule

:star: Fav this journal for number
:star: Share this journal and link back ( optional)
:star: Check my gallery if you like ( optional) :">

That all (★'∀'★)ノ

Ready? GO!


SWEET-ness Heart Divider #1 by GasaraSWEET-ness Heart Divider #2 by Gasara

I will use random.org to draw a lucky person. Closing date will be 16/11 . IF I DON'T REACH AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE I WILL CANCEL THIS! hope you understand! :> 
Previous winner and gift : :iconmelonpam: o(≧▽≦)o

Raffle prize: Chiinami by LynkN
week 1 winner :iconshanaachan: didnt respond to me Crai 2 by Emoji-kun

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Invader Zim Secret Santa!

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 11:19 AM


Hey everyone! Halloween's over and it's on to Thanksgiving and Christmas!

And I am LAUNCHING AN INVADER ZIM SECRET SANTA! >8D IZSS!!

I am going to host a Secret Santa for all of you in the IZ fandom out there! : D

What is a Secret Santa?

A secret santa is a "tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they anonymously give a gift" however in this case the "gift" will be a drawing.

All of you who sign up for the Secret Santa will be randomly assigned someone to draw a gift for, and you also will be receiving a gift from someone. 

How does it work and how do I sign up?


1. In order to be in this Secret Santa you need to feature this journal, spread the news so we can get as many people as possible. :) (Smile)

2. When you join you must tell me WHAT you want your Secret Santa to draw for example you can say "I'd like a drawing of my character ____ doing ____" or "I'd like a scene of ____ and ____ doing _____" etc etc etc. 
-PLEASE INCLUDE LINKS TO REFERENCE(s) OF YOUR CHARACTER(s) in your description

3. In order to sign up complete the following form and post it in a comment on this journal...
Form
deviantART name: 
Dear Secret Santa, I would like...(write what you'd like to be drawn for you here)
Character Reference(s): 
Any Additional character information: 

4. On December 1st sign up will be closed and you will receive a note with who you are drawing for and what they want as a gift.

5. You have until December 25th on which you will be expected to upload your gift for the person you were assigned AND you MUST note them/comment on their page and let them know their gift is posted (If you cannot post on the 25th for whatever reason you will be expected to post it either the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, or 24th, please do not post it AFTER Christmas, it kinda defeats the purpose :I if you have an emergency/computer crash/etc, contact me and let me know and I will see what I can do) 


Rules and Exceptions


1. IF you have a family vacation and will be leaving BEFORE the 20th and wont be back in time for the 25th, just make sure you post it before you leave

2. You WILL BE EXPECTED to do a quality image for the person you've been assigned. If you simply draw them a wimpy sketch/line art, that isn't very nice :( (Sad) HOWEVER if sketching/line art is all you can do 
(like you don't have photoshop or a scanner or w/e the cause) that is okay.

3. TRY NOT to not request anything too complex for your Secret Santa, how would you feel if someone requested you to draw something with 5+ characters and a complex background? <:/ 
(I'm not saying you can't ask for more than one character, but I would say leave the max at 3, and provide an alternate idea in case you think your request might be too complex so you don't overwhelm your Secret Santa)

4. DROPPING OUT, if you need to drop out PLEASE LET ME KNOW IMMEDIATELY it would be quite troublesome if you were assigned a person and had to drop out, that leaves them without a Santa, and I wouldn't have anyone to put in place of their Santa. 

5. It is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE for you not to produce a gift for your assigned person by Christmas. It will not be tolerated. If you KNOW you aren't going to be able to produce a gift PLEASE LET ME KNOW I need a minimum notice of 10 DAYS prior to Christmas, the 25th of December.

In all honesty I do not know what I will be able to do if you have been assigned and need to drop out...so please, let me know before your assigned if you cannot produce a gift. If you realize you can't after you've been assigned you need to notify me ASAP no questions asked.


Now, with all that said, let it begin!


Santas

(Slots are unlimited)

1. :iconcuddlesandhuggles: Yes I will be joining in this x'3 of course whoever gets assigned to me...I will know .3. so it isn't exactly secret for me x'D BUT FOR EVERYONE ELSE IT WILL BE MUAHAHA
Dear Secret Santa, I would like... a picture of Mason and Chana enjoying Christmas together, doing something Christmas-like, such as sitting in front of the fireplace, putting up/decorating a Christmas tree, drinking hot chocolate, being out in the snow, etc.
Character Reference(s): cuddlesandhuggles.deviantart.c…
Any Additional character information: 
-Mason MUST HAVE an EXPRESSIONLESS FACE
-Chana must be wearing a hoodie of some kind, you can give her whatever kind of hoodie you want but she must be wearing a hood.


2. :iconhalfinane-halfmental: 
Dear Secret Santa, I would like...A picture of my OCs Insane and Cyan kissing or hugging, something on that level, but nothing more mature than that. OR my OCs Mist and Thunder kissing or hugging, something on that level, but nothing more mature than that.

Character Reference(s): Insane: fav.me/d6gqiyh

Cyan: fav.me/d6kbqxb

Mist: fav.me/d6jh3k8

Thunder: fav.me/d6hycpl

Additional character information: 

-Mist's headset is see-through, so make sure it stays that way. 

-Insane's PAK is grey with three red spots. 

-Cyan's PAK is grey with three cyan spots. 

-Mist's PAK is grey with three light grey spots.

-Thunder's PAK is grey with three dark grey spots. 



3. :icongeckospine:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my OC's Grurr and Zun on a winter/christmas themed date. The setting can be on earth or any other planet of your choosing.
Character Reference(s): 
Any Additional character information: 
-Zun will act embarrassed showing any form of affection especially in public. 
-Grurr is usually the one leading the relationship, she will always have a smile on her face. 
-You can change their outfits if you want but please keep Zun's freckle and antennae ring so he is recognisable and not just a yellow eyed irken.


4. :iconnixsrebellionoflies:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like... a cute picture of Nix and Akir sitting down on the floor of some living room, wearing Christmasy clothing (and maybe one of them is wrapped up in a blanket or something) and drinking hot cocoa while playing some sort of card game. also, if you do draw any windows, could you make it snowing outside? 
Character Reference(s): 
Any Additional character information: 
-Nix is about 6ft 4 and Akir is 7ft 3. 
-Akir is more of a peaceful, nicer person who cares a lot and is often sweet (and awkward). 
-Nix is a flirt, and can be rather full of himself and a jerk. He really only cares about Akir, and can be a softie for him and kind to him. He hates loosing he is stubborn and doesnt like to admit he is wrong. Right now, though, he has humbled down, and is a lot more quieter, and not as jerk like as he was before. 
-Akir and Nix are in a romantic relationship together. 


5. :iconsilentrisingsun:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a drawing of my Vortian OCs, Kya and Tabris, dressed in winter-themed clothing (scarves, coats, parkas, mittens, earmuffs, etc. Any clothing associated with winter) and having a snowball fight. 
Character Reference(s): 
Kya: fav.me/d5y189f ;fav.me/d687h2s (Kya is the purple-skinned, green-eyed girl on the far left, and Tabris is the blue-skinned, pink-eyed boy on the far right) 
Tabris: fav.me/d5xizex (Tabris with father)
Any Additional character information: 
-Kya is the more calm and quiet of the two 
-Tabris is more outgoing, and a bit rowdy. 


6. :iconraynahero200:
Dear Secret Santa, I would really like a pic of my oc Rayna with my bf's oc Rift in a cute romantic scene with them snuggling up together in a blanket by a warm fireplace while drinking hot chocolate x3
As clothing goes it should be something comfortable like pjs
Rayna wearing a red nightdress and Rift wearing men pjs, if not, he can wear a green sweater and black pants
Character Reference(s):
Rayna and Rift: fav.me/d5uuqlb fav.me/d6qijcy
Additional Character Information:
-Rift is the red Irken 
-Rayna is the normal skinned Irken with purple eyes


7. :iconraekeiko:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a ZADR(Zim x Dib) pic, fluffy or violent or any way you want it, its just my fave pairing! xP
Character Reference(s):
Zim- downinthewell.com/wp-content/u…
Dib- ageofirken.webs.com/photos/Dib…


8. :iconalison-lynn:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of these two characters, Rec (from TheEvilTeaDrinker ) and Vortx (mine) sittin inside of a space ship (or just somewhere with a window that shows the space), with Rec looking amused and Vortx looking annoyed or plain tired of Rec (: if that's not too much to ask >w>;  
OR My fc Morck and Tea's Cyshkil cuddling Bucktooth
Character Reference(s): 
-Cyshkil: fav.me/d6lv8jy (the one on the very left with the brown jacket, those are the current clothes he wears) fav.me/d5wkiiq (Cyshkil does not currently wear his Bloodsport clothing)
-Morck - fav.me/d69xrm3 - fav.me/d6jlxev - sta.sh/029e7qhivpwm
Additional Character Information:
-Morck is embarrassed very easily, but he's very proud and usually will try to hide it, so he looks like he's pouting or grumpy Bucktooth
-Vortx suffers of Rec's constant pranks, and he has a temper, so he gets annoyed with him rather quickly...even when he has a thing for him wat


9. :icontheevilteadrinker:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my OC Enya, and my friends OC Skulli together. Doesn't have to have anything to do with Christmas. Just something cute like her sitting on his lap leaning against his chest, or perhaps Enya bringing him some soda or coffee or something with Skulli looking all tired from too much work.
Character Reference(s): 
-Enya: fav.me/d6n0s82 fav.me/d6t00nb fav.me/d6ka0nc
fav.me/d6lv8jy (third from the left)
-Skulli: fav.me/d6k364y fav.me/d6p4oc0
Any additional Character Information:
-They are a Shipping :T and actually they do work whether well together.
-At times they looked rather frustrated with one another, but there is a bit of a understanding between them in a sense. Whether they admit it or not.
-They aren't the type to display affection too openly, if anything their intimate moments that actually show that they care for one another are more private.
-In public it is more like little things, Enya putting up with Skulli's wild behavior for example, or just the way they interact with one another.
-Enya manages to always keep Skulli guessing when it comes to how she behaves, in a way they are completely Yin and Yang but help to fix the broken pieces of one another.


10. :icon0tt0maton:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like�
My pals OC, Simone and my OC Cirque in a rather ridiculous hot chocolate-related conundrum. Doesn't need to be romantic in any way possible. It's more or less for the kicks
Character Reference(s): 
-Simone fav.me/d4pzen
Any Additional character information: 
-The two are a pairing that's still in it's early stages. How the two interact is somewhat of an awkward fashion. 
-Simone is generally the positive one
-Cirque acts really reserved and quiet.
-Overall it's an amusing couple


11.
:iconlovelychance:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like... a picture of Angel and Gaia enjoying Christmas together, doing something Christmas-like, such as sitting in front of the fireplace drinking hot chocolate (coffee for Gaia XD), being out in the snow, etc.
Character Reference(s):
-Gaia: fav.me/d6iqeey
-Angel: fav.me/d6ig07k
Additional Character Information:
-Angel's pak is really low on her back
-Gaia loves tukes and Scarves in winter


12. :iconhetha4eva:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like my oc Nekka doing something Christmas related. you know, opening presents, playing in the snow, ...singing? just be creative! i would just like it to be Christmas related somehow. You can draw her as a smeet or mature, whichever you feel like!
Character Reference(s):
-Nekka: fav.me/d6q0aho fav.me/d6n9eix
Additional Character Information:
-Her PAK is just light grey with purple spots.
-Her eyes don't match other irken eyes, instead of just purple she has a hint of red in her eyes as well (mostly on the top and bottom), so make sure her eyes are dark purple and a little red. -Nekka is happy-go-lucky so she will most likely be doing something fun and exciting, or something to help others. I'm pretty sure that's all


13.  :iconzoologykam:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like my OCs Vern and Makove, setting up a Christmas tree together, with the tree next to a fireplace (if you catch my drift). If you don't then I'll just say that Vern likes setting stuff on fire.
Character Reference(s):
-Vern and Makove: fav.me/d6s8nnu
-Bio Refs: fav.me/d6risnz (the two in the middle)
Additional Character Information:
-Vern can't wear shirts or anything on his upper torso or arms because he would catch himself on fire.
-Makove does not talk! Ever! But that doesn't mean he's flat and emotionless. He's a big brother and laughs and makes facial expressions like everyone. Just doesn't use words. If he has to communicate then he uses gestures, or if absolutely necessary, typed messages.


14. :iconinvader-vix:

Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my OC Vix (she's the only one I have a ref for anyway XD) doing something Christmas-y. Not really picky what she's doing, just something that's related to Christmas and not romantic or anything.
Character Reference(s):
-Vix: fav.me/d6jlq0u
Additional Character Information:
-Vix isn't really someone who likes romantic and/or girly things, she prefers technology, adventure, and hanging out with friends.


15.
:iconzenanamech:
Dear secret santa, I would like a picture of my two irken Oc's Nanamech and Tavvf around a fire enjoying the holidays...
Character Reference(s):
-Nanamach: fav.me/d6b9dbi
-Tavvf: fav.me/d6b0i50
Additional Character Information:
-Nanamech is usually very calm  and serious but tries to enjoy things around his daughter
-Tavvf a smeet that looks up to her father is usually very happy and she always has a smile


16. :icondefect23:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like my OCs Jed and Serka wearing scarves and doin' somethin' Christmas-y. XD nothin' really in particular
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information:
-Jed can be rather flirty with Serka, but she either doesn't really seem to notice, or just doesn't care.
-Either way, they're still friends.


17. :iconinvaderlez:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a deviation of my two IZ OCs, Zak and Narzi, cuddling on a park bench (or just generally sitting down) amongst a bunch of snow. 
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information:
These two aren't an official pairing, so I really won't care if its OOC. :) (Smile) Go nuts!! 


18. :iconirkenfundip:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like my irken OC Cou sitting (or if need be, standing) between Zim and Dib with a long scarf that they can all wear at the same time, maybe outside in the snow or something (the background doesn't matter much it can be simple) c:
Character Reference(s): 
-Zim: downinthewell.com/wp-content/u…
Additional Character Information: 
-Cou is super excited just to be near them.
-Zim and Dib would not be too thrilled about it, but I prefer they be at least tolerable with it. (maybe a smile i dunno! I'm not really picky~ Have fun with it!)


19. :iconinvaderrosirken:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my OC, Dax and his son, Dext with santa hats on, and in a snowy background. (on irk)
Character Reference(s):
-Dext: fav.me/d6kmj6o


20. :iconpikasweet:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my OC Kira doing some thing cool or a ship with her
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information: 
-She likes technology and she's a bit paler then In the picture I have


21. :iconigotnonamelol:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my irken OC Harper sitting on a beanbag chair drinking some hot cocoa. If it's not too much can the bean bag have some nice Christmas pattern (or colors). Harper doesn't have to be in his regular outfit he can be in some pajamas. Again if it's okay I would like him to have Christmas colors. It won't be necessary to put a background so don't worry abut that.
~ Thank you :)
Character Reference(s): I hope this is a good ref because I haven't made an official one yet ^^;
-Harper: fav.me/d6kjk6e he is the one on the bottom
Additional Character Information:
-I would really appreciate it if you drew his tail but it's not necessary. 
-What I would really like you to do is to draw him wearing a scarf that has stripes and the colors will be green and red.


22. :iconbiohazard-mummy:
Dear Secret Santa, I'd like a scene of Yverin and Milliz celebrating Christmas, with Yverin having lots of fun unwrapping her gift and Milliz kind of staring at her like "what the hell is this?!" while holding a Doctor Who screw driver. 
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information:
-Here's a pic of Milliz and Yverin at the beach: fav.me/d6mobet ;Yes, Yverin likes to tease and grope Milliz just because she can and because they're best friends. 


23. :iconprojecthalfbreed:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of Kid and my friend's OC Risk cuddling in front of a warm fire drinking hot coco together. It can be either outside or indoors in front the fireplace I don't mind. I also wouldn't mind if both of them were dressed warmly for the holidays.
Character Reference(s):
-Risk: fav.me/d5rpytb (if this is too detailed for you, here is a simple version so you don't have to struggle sta.sh/01uyrscycaiz )
Additional Character Information: 
-Kid is around 5'4 in height and Risk is about 6'2. So there should be a huge height difference. 
-And yes they are lovers (and eventually they get married in their canon stories XD) I think that is all I can say about them.


24. :icondggarcie:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a drawing of my character Lucy or Stitch with one of your characters
If you choose Lucy, I would like it to be Christmas Themed: decorating the house with holly and drinking hot coco or drinking tea outside
If you choose Stitch, I would like anything Christmas themed wearing a big fluffy Christmas sweater (pick whatever Christmas theme)
Character Reference(s):
-Lucy: fav.me/d6hq80t (the orange one on the left)
Additional Character Information:
-Each character's bio and info is in the artist comments


25. :icondj-irky:
Dear Secret Santa,  I would like a picture of my OC's Sahuri and Tyson exchanging gifts and drinking hot coco. If you want, make them be in the woods (or indoors it doesn't really matter) with a pretty fireplace all cozy and stuff. You can also change their outfits patterns and if you want the color. 
Character Reference(s):
-Sahuri and Tyson: fav.me/d5vnwrw fav.me/d6pithw
Additional Character Information: 
Tyson and Sahuri are similar but very different. Tyson likes violence and Sahuri is more calm.  Be creative!! Have fun with it.


26. :iconsweetsinster:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like me surprise kissing my girlfriend on the lips under the mistletoe hanging from a dead tree outside in the snow. 
Character Reference(s):
fav.me/d6q4k60 (I am on the left and my girlfriend on the right)
Additional Character Information:
She blushing beat red and we are wearing the most cheesiest Christmas sweaters you can come up with. 


27. :iconphvntom:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like my OC Nini and CuddlesAndHuggles' character, Todd under a mistletoe. Nini is kissing him on the cheek slightly blushing and Todd is completely bashful and shocked, but of course happy..! I only wanted this because I'm a huge fan and I think it would be a cute fan chara mash up picture c'; Only if she doesn't mind ^__^
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information: 
-Nini is short, but not Zim short. 
-Instead of her regular outfit, maybe a cute, but "trap"(sexy) like santa outfit for nini and a xmas themed outfit for Todd like this 


28. :icondarkwolfhellhound:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my OCs Dameon and Anuk kissing under the mistletoe. :) (Smile) I have to draw a reference for them real quick but I can. I'll add it on here as a reply. :) (Smile) but these are the ones I have so far.
Character Reference(s):
Dameon- fav.me/d640p5l Dameon antenna: fav.me/d6ugj7v



29. :iconmaliforger894:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of Mira teaching Dural how to ice-skate on a frozen lake. I'd like them holding hands with Mira perfectly balanced and Dural looking very unstable like he's about to fall. They can be dressed up in warm winter clothing. And if you feel like it, have it snowing. I don't really care what's in the background, just as long as they're on a frozen lake, then it's fine with me.
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information: 

-Dural should be pretty scared because he doesn't want to fall. And Mira can just be all happy and smiling.

-I would appreciate it if Dural were wearing a hat and scarf as well (he likes them). Mira doesn't need those but you can add them if you want. 

-Plus...height difference! Mira must be taller than him. (she's 5'3", Dural's 4'11")



30. :iconwak-tak12:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a picture of my OC'S Jazz and Lex walking down the side walk drinking, alcohol haha, and I'd like them to be super happy and kind of leaning on each other. In other words super cute drunk time! =D (Big Grin) and winter clothing would be good too! 
Character Reference(s):
Lex- fav.me/d4x0vy3 (on the left) fav.me/d4wxpjh (on the right) fav.me/d47xmdz
Additional Character Information: 
- Lex and Jazz are both very flirty and sexual, so they should have chemistry. But not OVERLY lovey, more like good friends who are drunk and flirty.
- If you can, it would be awesome if you drew Jazz without his glasses.
- Also, Lex isn't a huge fan of wearing clothes, but she also hates the clothes, so any combination of skimpy and Warm would be perfect! haha


31. :iconfangirliluv1011:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like a drawing with my ocs Scream & Axel with their son, Aero, opening presents on his first Christmas morning thank you Heart
Character Reference(s):
Axel and son fav.me/d4pdg0r
Scream and son fav.me/d4pdj3z


32. :icondoctor-sunflowerpony:
Dear Secret Santa, I want my character wax and her family merlin and kole to be doing something ehhh Christmasy 
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information: 
-Wax actually just got pregnant again other then that there is nothing else to be added i dont think at least.. Well besides merlin doesn't belong to me he belongs to X39-The-Wolf and we share kole


33. :iconoo-hana-oo:
Dear Secret Santa, I would like an image of my OC Qwif attempting at get ready for a Christmas party by cooking, putting decorations up or anything else you can think of, but It kind of flailing.
She would also probably try multitasking but again, flail pffft xD
Character Reference(s):
-Any of your OCs could be in there too attempting to help her poor soul xD
Additional Character Information: 
-She is a very bad cook and decorations would probably be very messy too |D
-She's a cheery person and probably wouldn't be getting angry/ stressed about the situation and maybe wouldn't even notice how horribly everything is going
-I wouldn't mind if you altered her clothing abit to make it more Christmasy, but please try to keep the colour scheme about right x)
Thank-you c: <3


34. :iconkickingkoryanders:
Dear Secret Santa, 
I would like a picture of plain ol' Zim reacting badly (and maybe violently) to any Christmas tradition or object, please.
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information: 
It weirder the picture the better. I don't really want anything super fancy just funny, you know? 
feel free to stick any of your OC's in the if you want to 


35. :iconstraight-asa-rainbow:
Dear Secret Santa, 
I would like a picture of my OCs Ziv and Ady... Doing something Christmas-y. Like opening presents or something like that?
Character Reference(s):
Ziv and Ady fav.me/d5suvtz
Additional Character Information: 
-They're friends, in a messed up sort of way. 
-They tease each other a lot. 


36. :iconwoifrea:
Dear Secret Santa, 
I would like a picture of Dib trying to explain to Zim what "Christmas" is and Zim not understanding.
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information: 
Zim does not understand Earth's customs very well, but is still bent on conquering it one day.
Dib: Is determined to make sure Zim doesn't conquer the planet, but is willing to work with Zim on rare occasions.


37. :iconprepare-your-bladder:
Dear Secret Santa, 
"I'd like a drawing of my character (Violet) with tallest Purple "I'd like a scene of Violet and Purple kissing, (Purple and Violet, doing anything really)
Character Reference(s):
Violet and Tallest Purple: fav.me/d21c0pb fav.me/d5h8j4p
Additional Character Information: 
-Violets personality is very panicky, shes very shy and often has a confused/sad look on her face, she loves purple but red makes her very uncomfortable ( shes my irkensona! 


38. :iconnovastar000:
Dear Secret Santa, 
I would like...A picture of my OC Nova dressed in Christmas clothing singing Christmas songs, She can be in her normal form or in her Human form.
Character Reference(s):
Additional Character Information: 
- Nova is normally a happy character. Smiles a lot and loves to bring smiles to others.


39. :iconinvadermaythe1st:
Dear Secret Santa, 
I would like... My irken May to be doing something cute and christmassy! (Preferably with her boyfriend marshall, who belongs to anonymousinvader24)
Character Reference(s):
May and Marshall: fav.me/d5y9a3x
Additional Character Information: 
-The diamond on May's head changes colours, the ones that suit her emotions- the pink is love. The purple is her neutral emotion. Her diamond also is connected to her guitar, which can be included- which changes colour to fit her emotions too
-May is the princess of irk, so she is usually stressed- don't be afraid to make a picture of her stressed in some way, vs long as it's cute to some extent
-May will not usually wear fancy clothes
-Marshall is a vampire, he can turn into a bat
-Marshall will usually do sweet things, but can trick May if you like.
-They both love red foods, especially strawberries


40.
Dear Secret Santa, 

Character Reference(s):

Additional Character Information: 


41. 
Dear Secret Santa, 

Character Reference(s):

Additional Character Information: 


42.
Dear Secret Santa, 

Character Reference(s):

Additional Character Information: 


43.
Dear Secret Santa, 

Character Reference(s):

Additional Character Information: 


44.
Dear Secret Santa, 

Character Reference(s):

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45.
Dear Secret Santa, 

Character Reference(s):

Additional Character Information: 


Have fun!
-Cuddles


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The essentials of Macro photography.

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 2:36 AM


Hi, deviants! This week is Community week, and I am giving my best to introduce some essential tips concerning macro photography.


But first of all: What is macro photography?


Macro photography - what is it about? 
Wikipedia tells us things like "extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size" (Source: Wikipedia.org)
But is that really all that matters? It is a common fact that many people believe that macro photography is photography which refers to life size, which means 1:1. The object is the same size on your sensor/film it is in real life.

"Great thing, but I cannot start macro photography, since I do not have a macro lens."


That's what many people think. It is not the lens or the camera taking the pictures. Of course everything is made easier for us when we use a macro lens, but if you do not have any knowledge about your camera settings, then you will just take snapshots, even with the most expensive camera ever. If you do not know what I mean, then check out this journal, it will help you! 
How to improve your skills in close-up-photographySince many people asked me how I take my pictures and why they are so "special", I would like to tell you how I manage things when I take pictures.
I. Finding the location
When I go outside to take pictures of nature, I do barely have any concepts in my mind. I just go and let nature inspire me. The first important step is finding a location.It is not that difficult to find an interesting background. I personally do prefer backgrounds which are not monochrome. Many shades of light (light and dark contrasts or different colors) make your picture interesting, no matter if the final result will be monochrome or colorful in the end.I look out for locations where not many people are. Like a big meadow in front of a house or a field or forests. (Forests do have the special plus that it does almost always have different light shadings I mentioned in 2).
II. Know your possibilities!


You have found your favourite location? Great! Many people do the mistake to

Right. As I already said, it is not that difficult to take macro shots, or to come close the 1:1-ratio, even with a Kit lens!
You do not know how? Then listen to me, I will try to explain it to you.

Which equipment is absolutely necessary?

That's a fact many people ask me, actually. 
As I said, it is not the camera taking the pictures, and it is also not the lens. It is the photographer taking pictures, and that's why it is up to you how to take pictures! You may choose the angle, composition, etc.
So I would not say you need the newest Canon-Mark III or the Nikon D800 to take great pictures, the megapixel size of the sensor does also not count that much (almost always it is better to stick around 10MP, since there are not that many pixels on one millimeter, and the grain is reduced then). But what I would really recommend is a DSLR, because while a "normal" Digicam may have the best macro mode ever, it will never have the ability to create shallow depth of field, which is important for a "good" macro photo. (Which does not mean you cannot take great pictures with a point and shoot-camera, but I will continue with DSLRs now.)
You do not even need a macro lens for macro photography.
"Oh really??" will some people ask now. Yes, it is possible, and you can also take even higher scales (like 2:1 [the object is twice the size on your sensor as it is in real life) with you Kit lens, which is normally a 18-55mm lens. I do also own one, and I began my passion for macro photography with this Kit lens.
Of Endearment. by dragonfly-oli

Which equipment is optional?

I personally own a closeup-filter, which really helps me to get much closer to the object. But I will talk about that later.
Helpful are also extension tubes, which increase the focal distance of your lens. I never tried it, but many people told me it is a great alternative to a macro lens, too.
Optional is also an adapter for sticking your lens upside down towards the camera, which means: The electrical devices are pointing towards you then, not to the camera!

What are the techniques?

Yes, I used the plural, since there is more than one technique!
I will try to explain them to you in a short, but understandable way.

1. Reverse macro technique
This technique does not require any purchase of additional equipment, since you only need your kit lens, or any other lens, which can also have a wide angle (10-50mm). 
Step 1: Remove your lens from your camera.
Step 2: Turn it around 180°, so that the electrical devices turn towards you.
Step 3: you only need step 3 if you have a retro-adapter, which allows you to stick the lens reversed to your camera. If you do not have an adapter, skip to step 3a. Put on the reverse adapter to your lens (like a filter) and put it on your camera again. Tada, you have a selfmade macro lens!
Step 3a: If you do not have an adapter, do it like I do: Take your lens and hold it to your camera, which can be quite complicated. 
Since you cannot choose the settings to use, just do experiments. There is no general formula for doing this, but I am sure you will make it when you spend a little time on it.
Pictures taken with that technique:

Of Endearment. by dragonfly-oli  



2. Getting closer to the object with the help of Extension tubes (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensio…
These tubes allow you to get closer to the object, since their closest focussing distance is avoided here. The focal length of the lens is increased through the millimeters you win with them. You can go closer to the object and focus normally, like you did before.
How to use it: You put it behind your lens, between lens and camera.
Advantage: You get no loss of quality.
Disadvantage: Since the lens is "longer", the light needs more time to travel through it, which leads to a loss of light. Also, when you buy cheap ones, there are no electrical connections in it and you cannot choose aperture or shutter speed anymore.
I personally did never use any tubes, but maybe you prefer trying that method out.

Pictures taken with that technique:

little reminders by wolf-minori  A New Love by failingjune  Happiness by fruitpunch1



3. Getting closer to the object with the help of close-up-filters (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close-up…
This method allows you to lower your closest focussing distance by the use of a filter. You put it on in front of your lens. The Closeup-filter operates like a magnifying glass, depending on which dioptre you use. Be careful: You need to go much further to the object, which means that the depth of field gets really shallow.
Advantages: More light comes in, the pictures are brighter
Disadvantages: The image quality gets lost a bit if you do not buy expensive filters. 
Pictures taken with closeup-filters: 
Of happiness. by dragonfly-oli  The end of autumn. III by dragonfly-oli
50.52 - Little wonders. by dragonfly-oli 17.52 - Rest in peace. by dragonfly-oli Elements in heaven. by dragonfly-oli
When everything's quiet. by dragonfly-oli Leave me alone or.. by dragonfly-oli The jump. by dragonfly-oli

Finally, some tips for macro photography, and then I will come to an end.

Use composition rules like
DSC 9032 DxO raw1111mit111da by dragonfly-oli 
the rule of thirds

or

DSC 8088 DxOda by dragonfly-oli 
the golden ratio.



2. Avoid distracting objects in your picture, try to focus on only one object.
DSC 8964 DxO rawda by dragonfly-oli

3. The most important one: Take care of the focus. Some millimeters handshake may lead to unsharp pictures. I recommend a tripod or a really calm hand. :giggle:
Some DON'Ts:

DSC 9038 DxO rawda by dragonfly-oli 
the focus is behind the flake

DSC 9036 DxO rawda by dragonfly-oli 
focus behind the flake

4. Get close to your object. The closer you get, the more shallow will be your depth of field.

DSC 8972 DxO rawda by dragonfly-oli

My final snowflake-pictures:

Silence. by dragonfly-oli  50.52 - Little wonders. by dragonfly-oli



The last tip is very simple:

Shoot, shoot, shoot! ;)



I hope this tutorial helped you a bit. If you have got questions, just note me or write it in the comments!

I wish you a Merry Christmas! :love:






Macro photography tutorial - 23.12.2012
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All info on the Venasions ever made (Plz read)

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 5, 2013, 9:59 AM
this is a Journal about my Venasions. Venasion (HUGE REVAMP, READ PLZ v ) by invader-dot

If you own a Venasion oc, Please read. I would also like it if everyone would read through this all and maybe you'll seem interested in an oc.

ok heres the thing. I can't have the Drogon's anymore For many reasons. I don't feel like explaining on, so hold onto your questions till lator.

Alright.
Here we go:
1. Appearance: a VenaSion is a a leaf Lizard that eats meat. the blue cover on it's back is a large Reptile scale that holds Several tendral-like vines that are able to quickly catch prey with a very sticky substance all over the vine.  the Vines on the Venasions head are Basically vine antennae. as for the vines on the gold colar, the venasions use these vines to pick up things because they have trouble using their feet.
they can have three eye styles. an Irken esque a regular round pupil, or a cat like slit. Venasion Stuff to know by invader-dot
the only colors they can be are Blue, Green, Red, Dark Purple, Brown, Dark Orange, Turquoice, And Indigo
their Eyes can be ANY color thought of, It doesn't matter
what ever color you make the eyes, the large scale, and the tongue, HAS to be the same color. you can add some markings like spots freckles, or stripes to anywhere on their bodies, except their vines scales and Poison barb (I'll get more into barbs lator)
when making a Venasion you can choose wheather or not you wanna give it one or two horns. Males don't have to have horns so horns are optional. However, but when it comes to making females, try to Make sure you give them a horn, rather then none, because of certain reasons, that I'll get to later.
their horns can be either black, grey, or Golden.
Every Venasion HAS a Golden Colar on their neck. This colar is the source of their used abilities.

2. Difference between male and female:

Female:        Varzi Venasion Oc~ by invader-dot          Male:     Venasion oc for Dan~ by invader-dot

Females have fluff ball like furr on their tails        Males have poison barbs.

when creating a Venasion, it's always fun to try and pick the gender because there are few things different about both genders!

the Males have a sharp Poison barb at the end of it's tail. note, that the barb is the same color as the horn. if you don't have a horn on your male, the colors you can choose from are of course the same as horns. inside the barb, a dark purple substance is always visable. this is the poison it injects into enemies or prey.

the Females have very puffed up tails that can be any shape or size at the ends. this is just for looks, and doesn't get any use out of it. females do have their own ability that differs from all males. the reason females always have horns is because they can shoot them at The Enemy, or prey, stabbing them well.

3. Abilities:
paralysis: The venasion's use this once they catch their Prey with their Tendrels.
Sizeshifting: Every Venasion has the ability to change size, Which is how they eat huge insect prey, and Grow a larger size then them.
The Last ability depends on the gender:
Males: Have Poisen Barbs Hidden in their tail.
Females: Can shoot Their spikes from their Head, harming foes easily.

4. Diet:
Being a leaf Lizard, the Venasion loves to eat anything that resembles insects. the two smal prey found on Their planet are the most common
Venasion prey: Venasion Prey by invader-dot

the one thing that most venasions really want, are to find the Irkens and   Feed on them. normally, They try to go for the helpless prey. so if they found your smeet, watch out, cause it'd be Reptile food XD

5. young: a young Venasion, is aslo known as a Lart. it eats the greens it can find in it's living area. it also is very loyal to it's care taker. a care taker is a female Venasion that takes care of all the Larts ever made. (I'll draw the care taker soon) once the Lart is old enough, the care taker lets it go and the lart Tries to find it's Parent, reuniting with them and continues growing older into a full grown Venasion.
Lart: Venasion-Lart- (IMPORTANT INFO TOO v) by invader-dot

6. Planet, and clans: the  Venasion lives on a beautiful Planet called Flora. There is all kinds of Plant life living there so that the larts can eat as much as needed.
on Flora, The Venasions work together as one big Clan. the leader of the Clan, Veen, is the one that does the ordering on them all. Veen loves her clan and only gives them orders when really needed.
in order to feed her clan though, she is sending out a group of Venasions to hunt for Irkens.
in this Venasion group, they will travel out of Flora, and find a planet to hunt on. (My oc Varzi is on earth in disguise as a young girl with green hair XD )
 this Is what gives you Venasion fans an awesome chance make an oc to BE in that group~

I hope you all like this 'wonderful' species, and I hope to see some Venasion art if possible~

If you wanna make one, and maybe have your oc in the Venasion group, ask me, and I'll be sure to let you know~ ^^

~Dot

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The Last of Us

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:bulletblack: HAPPY ROXAS/XION DAY :bulletblack:

"The girl I treasure. Xion."


Ahh Happy RokuShi Day guys! It should be June 20th most everywhere now or at least almost!  I'm looking forward to all the contributions and am happy to see the ones that have come in so far! Don't forget to submit to the group's folder 'RokuShi Day 2013' ;v; At the end, all the works will be featured.

ROXAS/XION FOREVERRRRRRRRR. :heart:

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