Digital Art Newsletter - September 2013The Digital Art TeamDigital Art Newsletter - September 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
During this past month we saw some new faces join the team! If you haven't done so yet, go and give a warm welcome to them! The current Digital Art team is:
Thiefoworld - Paintings & Drawings and Mixed Media
Shue13 - Space Art and Sci-Fi
Aeirmid & Emerald-Depths - Photomanipulation and Mixed Media
PolyMune - 3D Art and Stereoscopy
VAngelLJ - Vexel and Vector
pica-ae - Text and Typography
vanmall - Pixel Art
Interested in joining the team? Follow this link! Hi! I'm a link
Gallery Restructure: Drawings & Paintings
The Gallery Restructure project is not forgotten, it's just that as you can imagine, it takes a l
Top 10 favorite animated ladies - 2!2) Helga Pataki from 'Hey Arnold!' voiced by Francesca Smith.Top 10 favorite animated ladies - 2!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your eyes, like two green jellybeans,
Are pools I want to bathe in.
My head doth swoon, and yet
I want to beat your face in.
Anyone who grew up in the nineties knows about the fierce and hilarious unibrow girl! Helga Pataki is a very unique character and a really surprising character for a children's show. While she was funny and goofy, she was also very deep and tragic in her own way. I love characters that embody both hilarity and tragedy, its really a marvel to witness and it makes them more three dimensional. Helga is the personification of paradoxes; she's both over dramatic and subtle, loving yet hateful, feminine yet tomboyish and proud yet delicate. However this is written perfectly and most importantly it makes sense.
I'll analyze the 'comedic' aspect of her character first.
Helga Pataki is the second protagonist from the popular nicktoon 'Hey Arnold!'. She is Arnold's bully however she's only a
The Disney Vault - ArielBut who cares, no big deal...I want more.The Disney Vault - Ariel2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ariel is one of the most popular Disney Princesses in the line up aaaaaaaand one of my least favorites. Do not fret Ariel-fans, I'm not the kind to mindlessly insult and bash a character that promoted also very positive attributes, so I'm going to hold back my opinions till the end. I'm just going to state the facts of why Ariel left such an impact in the Walt Disney Company and why she's so beloved by many. The reasons for this make a lot of sense (for the most part), therefore I do not 'hate' this character. Let's see why Ariel is so passionately beloved in the Disney fandom with a little history lesson.
After Walt Disney passed away, the company had a very 'dark' period between the seventies and late eighties. Most of the films didn't reach the artistic merit of the Golden Age movies, and things turned nasty when the film 'The Black Cauldron' bombed. Most of Disney's animators left including one of my all time favorite animators; Don
The June 1/50 for 150 ContestBULLETIN:The June 1/50 for 150 Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Salutations once again! The time has come back round, and another hefty set of freebies can be your's! Want your chance to win 150 dA points for absolutely nothing!? Then +Fav this news article to put yourself in the June 1/50 For 150 Raffle! For every 50 +Faves this article receives, I will add another winner to the running, so you have at minimum a 1/50 chance of winning*! Ergo, the silly title of the contest. Redundant? Perhaps. Easy? Absolutely!
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for sasquatches,
walking dead, or participants residing in countries south of Antarctica.
So go right on ahead and press that dazzling, intriguing 'Fav This Beauty' button up to the right there. Because you might just wake up one morning a wee bit richer for it!
"But vest," you exclaim while stroking that perfect sou
The Disney Vault - CinderellaA dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.The Disney Vault - Cinderella2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
At this point, Disney was almost bankrupt because of the aftermath of World War II. They needed an assured big hit and fast, and the result was 'Cinderella'. It was attempt to go back to their roots and to try to repeat the 'Snow White effect' as in make a movie with a female heroine based on a popular fairy tale. While not as intense as Snow White, the result was a cute and decent film. Besides, this film saved the 'Walt Disney Studio' since if it failed then that would've been the end of Disney! The protagonist, Cinderella, became one of the most popular yet controversial Princesses in the line up. According to the marketing aspect of the franchise, Cinderel
The Disney Vault - Belle'Madame Gaston! Can you just see it? Madame Gaston, his little wife! No sir! Not me! I gurantee it! I want much more than this provincial life!'The Disney Vault - Belle2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Belle is one of the most popular Disney Princesses and my personal favorite. I suppose its because early on I saw Belle as a rolemodel and one of my first Halloween costumes (as well as one of my earliest memories) was Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Therefore, I'm going to try my best to analyze Belle in a non-biased fashion.
I consider 'Beauty and the Beast' the strongest fairytale movie Disney has to offer. It has flawless songs, great animation, good characters, and to top it off it upgraded the fairytale it was based on. The original tale of 'Beauty and the Beast' wasn't very exciting to be honest. As a matter of fact, at first they were going to make a more loyal adaptation but once the Disney executives saw the reel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjO8LL3j0BM) they thought it was really dull and urged them to start f
April Color Contest Started + 1/50 for 150 Raffle!We haven't done a raffle in a while, so let's get one rolling! We will be holding a 1/50 for 150 raffle right now (yes, now, as in while you're reading this you are wasting precious seconds at winning right this very minute RIGHT NOW). All you have to do is +Fav this journal entry to get your name in the running.April Color Contest Started + 1/50 for 150 Raffle!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
For every 50 people who +Fav this article, I will give a randomly selected deviant 150 dA points (maximum is 500 faves, so I don't bankrupt myself again). The raffle's names will be drawn on April 9, 2013.
"But Vest, you cantankerous purveyor of sporadic generosity," you muse whilst nursing a hearty stein of frothy cider, "what noble deed have we done to warrant such insanity!?"
Because I think you handsome cads deserve some much-overdue recognition for being the dapper rapscallions you are.
Oh. And to shamelessly promote the April "Twisted Fairy Tales" coloring contest.
The April Color Contest has started! You can select from any image entered into
Journal Skin Commissions (CLOSED)My backlog of commissions has reached a new level of terrifying, so commissions are going to have to close. I'll still be working on the commissions of those I've contacted already.Journal Skin Commissions (CLOSED)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I may be up for taking commissions again in August.
All journal skins come with some essential basics:
Backgrounds: colors, patterns, or textures
Custom fonts and styled headers
You can then commission specific custom features that you would like included in your journal. Some popular features that I can code are:
Menus/LinksColumns/SidebarsScroll barsStyled Lit and Image Thumbs
Author avatar (great for group skins)
Buttons/Social Media IconsCustom BoxesSpecial cursorsBlockquotes
All skins will also now come with CSS3 transitions (try hovering over the prices below for an example).
Simple Journal Skin
A basic journal skin that is simple and very easy to use. Includes ~1 custom feature.
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 novemberLast chance for entering in this give awayCI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 november2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
in 12 hours and 40 minutes I will put it the new monthly give away!
Dear reader since lots of request comments notes etc of members that really want me to change the weekly give away in a monthly give way
it got me thinking so thats why for now one I'm doing a monthly give away the prizes for now stay the same but later there maybe some little changes
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal (thats all )and
The May 1/50 for 150 Raffle!BULLETIN:The May 1/50 for 150 Raffle!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Salutations one and all! Want your chance to win 150 dA points for absolutely nothing!? Then +Fav this news article to put yourself in the May 1/50 For 150 Raffle! For every 50 +Faves this article receives, I will add another winner to the running, so you have at minimum a 1/50 chance of winning*! See! Clever word play! It's funny, yes!?
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for jackelopes,
sentient marshmallows, or participants residing in countries without vowels.
"But vest," you might be poetically contemplating. "That's such an awful waste of money, you obnoxious bombastic codger, you! Why would you so stupidly throw points around all willy nilly like that on such handsome dapper blokes like us!?"
To which I reply, "Because you are a bunch of handsome dapper blokes!"
Oh...And to shamelessly plug the :devcolor-me-club
CLOSED 3000 Point Giveaway!!!!ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY~CLOSED 3000 Point Giveaway!!!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
eeeEEEEEEYESSSSSSSSSSSSS YOU GUYS! I HIT 3000 WATCHERS!!! HEEHEE!!!
You know what that means? 3000 POINT GIVEAWAY!! HEEHEE YESSSSSS~!!!!!!
-You must fav the journal.
-Do not tell me you entered or your 'done', ect in the comments, it's annoying ;^;
The awards go in this order:
1st - 1000pts
2nd - 800pts
3rd - 400pts
4th - 200pts
5th - 100pts
6th - 100pts
7th - 100pts
8th - 100pts
9th - 50pts
10th - 50pts
11th - 50pts
12th - 50pts
-Yes! It is possible for you to win more than one award, though unlikely TTvTT
-You don't need to be watching me, though I'd greatly appreciate it ;v; <3
-The giveaway ends on Sunday 10th of August, at 6pm GMT (British Summer Time), at which point I will pick the winners using random.org
Want me to sketch your character? CLOSED Thank you guys for participating! The amount of people who actually participated shocked me to no end because I sooo did not expect it and its kind of overwhelming, but don't worry, I will draw all of them! I swear xDWant me to sketch your character? CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am suffering from an artist block right now, and for that reason, I can't seem to get good results for my commissions.
SO I AM GOING TO CURE IT THROUGH THIS.
Before I draw something for you, please read everything first! ;u;
I will draw fanart or OCs (Original characters) only if they are either :
Humans/ Humans with animal ears, tail or wings.
You should have a reference picture, even if they are a well known character (e.g. Naruto,Goku,etc.), no descriptions,please.
I'll decide how I'll draw the character,mkay? Please do take note that Im drawing the characters in my style
CONTEST IS OVERCONTEST IS OVER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
LIST OF THE PARTICIPANTS http://noire-ighaan.deviantart.com/journal/LIST-OF-THE-PARTICIPANTS-421935458
Don't worry guys, deadline is on 25th May(you can submit your works today, until the midnight -10 UTC - so basicly until 25th ends for good on the whole world), but also I'll be arranging the list for judges on Monday, so if someone needs time to tweak their entry you can still send me it on 26th May (just please give me heads up via note, so I can know for whom I should wait a little). Good luck!
NEW CONTEST DEADLINE: 25th May
A lot of people asked me if I could extend the contest deadline, so here it is! You can post your entries until 25th May
Giveaway winners!Finally the time has come for me to announce the winners! Thank you everyone who gave and this journal. Also, look forward to the art feature and feel free to donate points at anytime so that I can do this again. I'll contact the winners and give the points ASAP.Giveaway winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Random number list
4. The-Great-Bunbutchi http://sta.sh/0291w4f2rtiy
5. Sakujochan http://sta.sh/01z4wzsd9s9s
6. miyaotohime http://sta.sh/02976qjhs21d
7. aeriia http://sta.sh/0lpqvzyz941
8. keirui http://sta.sh/
[CLOSED] Giveaway:One Year deviantART SubscriptionThanks to deviantART's generous new promotion I am giving away a one year deviantART subscription! All you have to do to enter is +fav this journal![CLOSED] Giveaway:One Year deviantART Subscription3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This giveaway is now closed and the contest winner was 1nkl1ng ! Congratulations!
For more chances to win and for getting notified about upcoming contests and giveaways, please follow @AutodidactLaura on Twitter! Don't forget to retweet!
Thank you! 3 years on dA, 10000 watchers + RAFFLEAnd the winning numbers are:Thank you! 3 years on dA, 10000 watchers + RAFFLE2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Which means the winners are: ImpureElegance, FuriousClown and APerfectDarkness
Now please send me a note and tell me what you want me to draw. Thank you for participating~
It's been 3 years already. I can't believe how time flies... I've also reached over 10 000 watchers
...It's like 2/3 of the population of the town I was born in :iconpapmingplZ:
I never even dreamed of so many followers. I wanted to thank you so much for your support through all those years. You have no idea how much it means to me :icontouchedplz:
So to celebrate I open a raffle for you, guys. You can win 1 of 3 sketches like these ones:
3 years = 3 sketches
If you want to win one then here are the rules:
You have to be a watcher. After all it's a raffle for my watchers. But it's never too late to become one :iconheplz:
CLOSED. 1 Free Commission + 1000 points GiveawayCLOSED.CLOSED. 1 Free Commission + 1000 points Giveaway2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the final number for commission is: 441, and for points 462! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING, AND GOOD LUCK, I WILL ANNOUNCE WINNERS TOMORROW!!!
I already have a list with everyones usernames, so its pointless to comment now.
Those of you that follow my polls already know that I wanted to give something back to my watchers for all of your support, you guys are amazing So, one of my watchers will get one free commission from me, 10 watchers will get 100 DA points each, and all of you will get full resolution .psd file of that free commission
To get a chance at free commission, all you have to do is:
1. Be my watcher (Im doing this ONLY for my watchers)
2. Comment on this journal with the following: "Hey Nana, I want a free commishie *enter smiley of your choice here*" comment ONLY ONCE, with only one account please (lets be fair, mkay? )
To get a chance at points, all you have to do is:
1. Be my watcher
Christmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership!THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSEDChristmas Giveaway : 4000PTS, Premium Membership!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Winners can be seen here: http://fav.me/d5p4te2
Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! This is going to be by far my biggest giveaway ever! Every month since September you've had a chance to win points or premium membership. Now you have a shot to win a share of 4000 points or a premium membership!
Grand Winner: 2000 Points!!!
First Runner-Up: 1000 Points!!
Second & Third Runner-Up: 500 Points!
(2) Three-Month Premium Memberships
How to Win
To enter, simply this journal entry!
Winners will be chosen by random drawing on December 24th, 2012.
For more chances to win and for getting notified about upcoming contests and giveaways, please follow @AutodidactLaura on Twitter! Don't forget to retweet!
Deviantart Q'n'AHow long have you been on DeviantArt?Deviantart Q'n'A4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Technically about five years.
What does your username mean?
... Pretty sure it was meant as a joke from my old account. I wanna change it.
Describe yourself in three words.
Awesome. British. Egotistical.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
What is your favourite type of art to create?
Digital but unfortunately, I lack the proper tools. (I've been using my samsung tabet lately but its not the same as a proper digital tablet.)
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
What was your first favourite?
IDK but I know the artist.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
... I honestly don't know. I mean, there's burdge because oh my gosh her art.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
One? No no no. It'd be my Dream Team
Facepalm-Worthy Series 3 This happened to me when drawing this ooold picture of mine at home:Facepalm-Worthy Series 34 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some of you know that picture is just a CENSORED version. The full version is a... longer picture, basically :iconkruemelplz:
I went to bed so late, it was friday, I didn't turn off my computer and left several programs and the web browser open.
Next morning (saturday) my dad phoned a computer specialist because we were having internet conexion problems.
Ok, my dad came into my room with that guy at 08:30 a.m. YES, I was sleeping like a pig and they came into my (dark) room without even asking (sometimes my dad can be so retarded that creates this kind of rude, uncomfortable and surrealist situations unintentionally)
When that guy saw me on bed was like "WTF is all this :iconwtfisthisplz: but this man paid me so I must do my work(?)". He sat on my chair and started to close programs in my pc to work properly. My dad was standing on his right and looking
Contest: Faceless Self-Portraits **Last 12 Hours**Theme: Faceless Self-PortraitsContest: Faceless Self-Portraits **Last 12 Hours**2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A self-portrait is a depiction of an artist and is a great way to see the creator behind the art. As an added twist, the self-portraits submitted as entries to this contest must not contain your face. However, self-portraits showing only a part of your face will be accepted as entries for this contest.
This would be an example of a suitable entry:
Thank you to WorldWar-Tori for giving me the idea for this contest!
READ ALL THE RULES.
Your entry must be a self-portrait that does not contain your face.
All mediums are allowed.
Both old and new deviations will be accepted.
The deadline for all entries is January 2, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
Only one entry per person, but you can change your entry before the deadline.
Note me with the thumb of you entry. Please let me know the thumb is for the contest. Don't know how to note me with your entry? Go here
7th Annual Coloring Contest:...........ClosedCommission Me7th Annual Coloring Contest:...........Closed4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Final count: 74 great entries:
Little Red and Wolf: 16 entries
Cyber Works: 14 entries
Elegant: 13 entries
Beauty and the Beast: 12 entries
Butterfly Dragonfly: 12 entries
The Six Swans: 7 entries
Click Here for Popular Voting
DeviantsGallery Halloween of Horrors!Hello my fellow deviants and welcome to our Halloween of Horrors! *insert evil cackle here*DeviantsGallery Halloween of Horrors!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As some of you know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I want to celebrate it with YOU!
Our goal is to inspire everyone to create new art and more than that we want to have activities that every member can participate in. So… instead of having a contest, we are having 5 Halloween themed challenges. Without further ado, let get's started with our HALLOWEEN OF HORRORS!
Halloween Visual Art Challenge
For this challenge we are accepting Digital Art, Photography, Drawings and Paintings that are Halloween themed.
You can submit your entries here: http://deviantsgallery.deviantart.com/gallery/51338386/Halloween-Visual-Art-Challenge
We are challenging you to create a REAL jack-o-lantern. That's right, in order to enter you must create a jack-o-lantern and post a photo of it. Most jack-o-lanterns are
DeviantART QuestionnaireSeems everyone did this for dA's birthday so I figured I would too. Also so many people mentioned me in theirs. It's very humbling! ;-;DeviantART Questionnaire4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
12 years now! What a trip!
2. What does your username mean?
It was my first username ever. The "Chibi" is from Chibi Usa (Sailor Moon) and my high school art teacher used to call me Jen the Hen, but "the" didn't fit between when I was making my AOL name so I left it out. It's supposed to read "Chibi Jen the Hen". FUN FACTS!
3. Describe yourself in three words.
"Is highly overrated"
4. Are you left or right handed?
5. What was your first deviation?
A drawing of Eternal Sailor Moon. http://chibi-jen-hen.deviantart.com/art/Eternal-Sailor-Moon-3032905
6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Stupid, shippy fan art is my sweet nectar. XD I really want to draw more Tails and Ruby.
7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I'd love to do something more tangible, lik