Random Watchers giveaway - 150ptsEdit: The result is >>HERERandom Watchers giveaway - 150pts11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.Why equipment doesn't matter all that much1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.
I had already been drawing for years, back then.
I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
-CLOSED- 15,000 Point GiveawayPLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATE-CLOSED- 15,000 Point Giveaway1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT: NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES! Winners being selected. Please give some time for announcement.
That's right, I am giving away 15,000 because well... why not!
There are a few varied ways to win:
All you gotta do is add this journal to your favourites. Fin.
(10) 200 winners selected at random
Post a journal featuring at least 3 deviations* and in the same journal Mention Me[ Click for more deets.].
*Any deviations that are NOT your own. (They don't have to be mine.)
(6) 400 winners selected at random
GDD Contest: To tell a story - 5 days left!GDD Contest: To tell a story - 5 days left!10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
GetDailyDeviations is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!
To Tell a Story:
The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be ha
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.How to get better at art1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the most common
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
Pixel Loki'sYou might need to open some in new windows... Also.. LOKI FAN GIRLS? PLEASE BEWAVE; ONLY LOKI.Pixel Loki's2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Okay, many of the many Loki Pixel's on Deviantart, simply search 'Loki Pixel' and you can find these, and so many more!
Now i'm going to do another Loki Pixel Journal, the Hall of Loki Pixels! So I find those Loki Pixels (All some featured in here) and then in my next entry you can see my personal top 10!
MLP Pixel - Loki by TH0RSDAY
Pixel icon commission: Loki by CatCleopatra
Suited Loki Pixel Art by DharmaNow
Loki by taskmaster0
Loki Pixel Art by DharmaNow
[Loki] Thinking About... by teralilac
C: Chibi Loki icon by Mizzi-Cat
Pixel Loki by Lioness-of-Cydonia
Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER. SO HURRY.Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An interesting idea I had as I was looking through my comments.
500 points being given.
If you don't really care about entering, just favorite this journal to be entered in to win 100 points.
The main idea is to make me laugh by using the simple doge meme on one of my photographs. It can be any of them; the choice is yours but it must follow certain guidelines.
Please post it to your sta.sh and post it on this journal.
Be original. (You can look to comments from inspiration but don't completely take the ideas there.)
If you have no idea what the shibe/doge meme is. Take this photo for example.
These photos utilize the the comic sans font, usually rainbow colors and text of varying sizes. Th
DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSEDHello everyone!DESIGN AN OC CONTEST! Big prizes to be won! CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I don't really have a lot of OCs. But what about those which I have? I don't really like to use them when trying out new techniques or practice. Which is why I've decided to host an OC contest. The main goal is simply to create an OC for me!
LAST DAY TO ENTER
This is a list of things I'd like to see in the OC: http://sta.sh/01nqhwlhdjqj
Keep in mind that this is a very long list of random things I like. Don't put all the things possible into one design, I'd rather you pick about three things which you'd like to focus on and not half of the list!
Or check out some designs I've favorited here: http://reblog.deviantart.com/favourites/
Deadline: 4th of November
Might extend it on request or if I have something which might come up at the time. Keep in mind that it's summer now and you might have more free time now than in autumn.
100 POINT/$1 GIVEAWAY BULLSHIT!! LOOK INSIDE!!Okay, guys... I don't know if it's just me that has noticed this god-awful trend here on dA, but what's up with the 100-point giveaways on the front page of popular journals lately?100 POINT/$1 GIVEAWAY BULLSHIT!! LOOK INSIDE!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
They all go something like this:
- Add me to your watch list to be aware of future giveaways;
- Add this journal to your list
- Write a journal about this giveaway (Optional).
And the best part? They all average for 200 comments at the end of their life span.
So, what's wrong with this, you may ask? Well. We are talking about TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE BEGGING FOR ONE FUCKING DIGITAL DOLLAR NOT REDEEMABLE OUTSIDE OF DEVIANTART. ONE. FUCKING. DOLLAR.
Did I say that loud enough? One dollar. That's what 100 points are roughly worth.
And what do those people who hold these giveaways get for one dollar?
Let me show you by quoting rule nr. 1:
- Add me to your watch list to be aware of future giveaways
Really, dA? Are we going to enable that kind of shitty exploi
10 ways to become a better artistDear, deviantart fellow artists10 ways to become a better artist11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How to become better at art? How to gain necessary skill and how to stay motivated and inspired?
There are no right, or wrong answers to these questions, as we all are different and we have our own creative journeys - but here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Make art with your heart
Make the art that you enjoy to create. Make what resonates with you, put your heart in it (not literally) and it will show through your artworks.
2. Be consistent
Commit to yourself. Do something daily, even if it's just a sketch. Perhaps, do a study every morning or make speedpaintings. You may not see the progress at first, but you shouldn't get discouraged by that. Not every single one of your artworks has to be a masterpiece and it's totally okay to have a bad drawing every once
Critique 4 Critique - Sign up here! (new)C O N T A C T U S O U R G A L L E R I E S O U R B L O G SCritique 4 Critique - Sign up here! (new)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's the new sign up sheet for the month of May. If you'd like to participate, please read, and leave a comment!
Do you ever wish your photos would receive more comments? That people would actually take the time to give you opinions on your photography? Well we're here to make your wishes come true! We'd like to start a new project that encourages members of the group to comment on each others' photos, and rewards them for it! Here's how it works:
1. You sign up for the new "Critique 4 Critique" project, by commenting on this journal telling us you'd like to participate.
2. You submit photos you'd like to receive critiques on from other members, to our "Critique 4 Critique"
Art Contest - *CLOSED*Update 31. October: All entrys added? Contest is CLOSED. (2 People have asked for one more day, they will get out the 31.) Winners will be decided the next 2/3 days. If you got some favorits, Let me know in the comments Under! All entrys can you see here: http://morten-chan.deviantart.com/favourites/56974188Art Contest - *CLOSED*2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 28. Octobe: New entrys added. LAST 2 Days of the Contest, be sure to leave a comment with your entry if thats not done yet!
Update 24. October: New entrys have been added, we have now passed 50 entry's. 6 Days left of the contest!
Update 21. October: New entrys have been added, More then 46 Entrys. 9 Days left of the Contest.
Update 15. October: Lot of new entrys in the Participants list have been added!
Update 6. october: You are allowed to write a story to this contest. Some participants have been added. Photography is also allowed.
Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright InfringementNever needed to keep a journal. I decided to install it today just to post this.Art Theft, Plagiarism, Copyright Infringement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a terrible story about an user that had a complain about copyright infringment, in which she was not the owner of the copyright over the original character as the original belongs to Lauren Faust / Hasbro. The girl unleashed her fanbase (other than all the other pricks around the internet that have no other interesting stuff to do and find it funny) against a Community Manager, Administrator of Deviantart, which i find to be an otrageous thing to do.
I searched for a simple yet effective description of what Copyright means and i found it surprisingly non other than on the respective bashed admin's journal, as a very old entry.
Probably if the people would have bothered to browse and read, they would have been illuminated why the admin took the actions he did on the so often posted screenshot.
What I want to do here is to use the overall issue to compare the differences between copying, plagiari
Fav this journal for a free poem for you + KIRIBANI'm just one of those people who need something to do.Fav this journal for a free poem for you + KIRIBAN2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Heh, what am I saying? I've got a tonne of homework and yet I don't want to do it.
This is how the game goes:
Add this journal to your favourites and I'll write a poem based on your username.
Pretty simple, huh?
Write a journal about me, promoting my free poem requests and I will give you a llama! Just remember to comment below with a link to your journal.
If I can get a lot of favourites, then the following can take place:
For every 50th person who favourites my journal, I will do a poem request of their choice.
But of course, there are some rules:
You have to favourite this journal BEFORE Easter (April 1st). Any favourites after it will not be counted.
If you change your username before I write your poem, then the poem will be based on your new username.
Don't ask me when I'm going t
Fellas World - Contest Contest ended -see the winners here http://fav.me/d7cqu2v.Fellas World - Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We all know Fella and dA wouldn't be the same without him anymore.
But did you ever wonder who he really is? Where does he come from? Why is he alone?
He is always at our side, lurking here and there, making your dA experience a little brighter and introducing you to new things all the time.
Your mission is to show us the world of Fella.
How does he live? Does he have pets? Is he the only one or are there other 'creatures' like him? Does he come from a distant planet? Is he the result of an experiment?
What does he eat? Or maybe he doesn't need to eat at all?
What is he doing in his freetime? Does he like to cook or read a good book? Or is he more of an adventurer, exploring the world outside?
Below you can see a few artworks, that already show Fella working for dA or in random situations. Maybe these inspire you to come up with other details of his life.
How to beat procrastination (part 2)Most of the excuses for not drawing is lacking of ideas. On part 1 of this journal I explained why I find it useful to keep a notebook with you, and to write down your ideas whenever possible.How to beat procrastination (part 2)7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This second part is about developing the habit of drawing. Hope you find it useful!
Create the habit of drawing
First thing to know about creating new habits is that it works kinda like inertia law:
"An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion."
Which means that the more you postpone your drawings the more you'll feel like delaying them. This procrastination abyss can be endless. For instance, I didn't draw anything in 2013 until the end of August when I bought my fi
Some tips to get more watchers on dA x3First of all, the amount of watchers is only a number. It doesn't necessary say how good your skills are. It's more how many people are interested in your art and how much it's seen in the community, in my opinion. Never forget it!^^Some tips to get more watchers on dA x31 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, it indeed is hard to get noticed on dA. There are so many amazing artists and if you're new here, it's a big challenge! However, there are some tips to get seen by more people!
Most of the tips are based on own experiences and what I observed. People have different experiences, so there is no real instruction! xD
Here are my personal tips:
Be active! It means, comment, fave and watch other people's art. Many of them will visit your profile to thank you and hey, maybe they like your art!
Commenting on many deviations also means that people will see your name and are likely to remember it!
Get an interesting avatar! Cause if your avatar looks interesting, people are more likely to click on it! Choose an avatar which rep
100 points GiveawayResults are out here: LINK100 points Giveaway2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am doing a small social experiment here in dA and would like to get your participation.
This is a social experiment!
I will not take any criticism from you on this experiment
If you do not intend to participate you may leave immediately
The experiment: To analyze the effect of point giveaways in deviantART.
I'll give away 80 points to a lucky winner! And 20 points to the runner up.
Things that you need to do to participate are:
Step1: FAV this article.
Step2: Watch me CypherVisor (Ignore if you already watch me)
Step3: Vote in this poll: LINK
How will the winner(s) be chosen?
A random number generator will be used to choose two random winners (1st time for
Free commission raffle (done)Thanks for participating everyone, lets see who wonFree commission raffle (done)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the lucky number is:
Just a small note, I'll do this again with my original style when I'm done with my regular commissions
Raffle? Is that the correct word? Anyway, those of you that follow my polls know that I wanted to do something special for my 300k pageviews. And after... I think it was for 150k, when I was giving 3 months of premium, there were like 3 or 4 winners ( and I didn't have enough points ) I will do this with raffle instead (because there will be only one winner, a lot more people will have a chance to win, plus theres this thing with DA now where your pageviews gets counted when someone visits your gallery as well...) .
Sooo, to get a chance to win free commission (this style ONLY: ) all you have to do is fav this journal. You'll have time until I hit 300k on my front page, after that I'll use random.org to pick a winner
GOOD LUCK EVER
PAINT MY OC contestAnd the contest is finally open. This is the second contest hosted by us and this time the theme of the contest is about our original characters. This contest is for digital and traditional art only. At the end 6 WINNERS will be selected who'll get a lot of great prizes. For more info read the rest of the article. And please add this journal to your favorites, so more people will be informed about this contest. Thank you.PAINT MY OC contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
P.S. At the end we'll randomly select 10 people who faved this journal and they'll get a huge feature in our journal. And one lucky person will even get points (400 ). Good luck to all participants.
Here's a list of the prizes the winners will get at the end of the contest. There will be 6 WINNERS, that means that there will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each category. We listed the prizes only once, because winners of the first category will get exactly the same prizes as winners of the second category (if it says that winner of 1st p
**PLEASE READ** HOW TO AVOID HACKERSPlease add this Journal to your Favourites and share! This way everyone can know how to avoid being hacked!**PLEASE READ** HOW TO AVOID HACKERS3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
UPDATE: namenotrequired has informed me that this problem has been detected and fixed. Everything should be okay now. However, I will keep this Journal up just in case it happens again and the hackers find a way around it. Remember to check for the "key differences!"
Have a great day.
Recently, people like J-u-d-a-s have been hacked, having their accounts deactivated. Fortunately, J-u-d-a-s was able to regain control of his account.
I will be telling you how to avoid the same thing happening to you.
First of all, I'd like to say that the hackers are very smart and deceitful. They have made a login page very similar to deviantART's, but with this tutorial, you will be able to see the difference between the two and know whether you really need to log in or if it's a scam.
Can you tell the difference between the two? (Sc
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews )
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
fave this journal...
well, that's all
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from random.org
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck
I hope you like my newest one:
+ my latest:
Buried Treasure for Charity! Updated info!Buried Treasure for Charity! Updated info!1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This collab is currently OPEN! Sign up by commenting!
**An update regarding rules**
** Shiny Pokemon and Anthro are perfectly fine!! No gijinkas please tho
** To submit your entry, please link this journal to it in the comments so we can get more Piratemon on board! Then simply comment on this journal with the link, tag me via mentions or note me!
** I require your Pokemon drawing to be FULLBODY please!
** I may consider duplicate species if there is a significant difference between two genders in appearance (ie, Meowstic, Jellicent, etc)
Arrr! Hey people, after many trail and errors I am launching the next Charity Collab! And because the Pokemon collab was a smash, I am going to launch another Pokemon collab! This