Thank You!Thank you guys so much for the deviousness award! But it's really not just this award, thank you all for the support through out the years.
I can honestly say that I grew up with this community and everyone here has taught me so much, and not just about art, but also on how to be a person. When I first got this account at the age of 12, I could have never imagined how much it has shaped my life and career. It sounds cliche but I probably wouldn't have became an artist if it hadn't been for everyone here on deviantART. Through all of the ups and downs in life, the community has always been the support and inspiration that kept me going.
I hope to give back as much as everyone has given me. I will continue to create more comics, tutorials and art in the future. I will never stop, and I have you all to thank for that.
So truly, thank you!
Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!Hey guys! I want to spread the good news about my friend DeevElliott's two new anthologies that will be strictly reserved for up coming artists here on DeviantART! If you're a new and aspiring comic artist looking for a chance to be published with a seasoned professional, this is it!Publishing Opportunity for New Artists!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've met Dave many times and he is always looking to help younger artists in need of a kick start! His current projects are detailed in this journal http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/journal/Dave-Elliott-An-Authentic-Citizen-384734344 along with lots of great advice on how to get into the publishing industry. His two anthologies and how to participate in his project is also linked in there.
Fisheye Placebo ImagesI saw this awesome Fisheye Placebo music video by Linda Neumann and realized that it would probably be easier for music video editors and language translators to have a textless version of all of the panels so here it is https://www.dropbox.com/sh/84jcondrsylfh82/pVEbp8d1QqFisheye Placebo Images2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to download the images for any class projects, music videos, translations, etc. Please credit and remember that I drew these for everyone to read for free, so do not try to sell or profit from my work in anyway. If I find people charging others for translated versions of this story, or selling copies of my work, I will be very angry ):
That aside, check out the cool video! She did a wonderful job editing everything
See you at Anime Destiny!Hey guys!See you at Anime Destiny!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is will be the last con of the year for me, and what better way to end it than at the con held by my very own university I'll be at the annual Anime Destiny convention this November 16 at the Clark Kerr Conference Center at UC Berkeley, CA. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley with prints and books.
This year the Artist Alley will be in the Krutch Theatre due to construction of the usual location. Anime Destiny is a small con, but it's also one of my favorites because I get to see a lot of my old Berkeley friends there, and meet news ones as well. If you live in the bay area, come by and hang out!
(Photo from last year! My friend Kiba-Shiruba made me a mustache cake pop )
The New Way to Write JournalsWriting a Journal is easier than ever with the new Write a Journal Entry page. Add formatting, artwork, files, Journal Skins, and emoticons to your Journal for a more dynamic journal creation experience!The New Way to Write Journals2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Rich-text formatting is supported! You can use familiar keyboard shortcuts or Sta.sh Writer's rich-text toolbar for a simple, straightforward experience when formatting your text.For deviants who prefer to use HTML, you can still type your HTML as usual, or you can turn off the rich-text by switching to HTML Mode from the Edit menu!Make your Journal more engaging without having to work harder! Use Sta.sh Writer's sidebar to easily add deviations and files from your Sta.sh into your Journal!Premium Members can also improve their
Christmas Letters Project! (CLOSED)Contest now closed! I have contacted the six winners via note.Christmas Letters Project! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone for entering! You're all sweethearts ; w ;
Hello, all~~ <3 Christmas is only a week away and I'm feeling very festive so I wanted to give back something to my watchers.
Something I've always loved is the idea of Christmas cards... but I don't know enough people to send out Christmas cards (LOL) so what I think is who would appreciate it more than my watchers. ^7^
Unfortunately I can't do it for everyone, so I'll do a draw for seven final people (I changed it).
The only rules are that you have to be comfortable giving away your address. xD; (You can live anywhere in the world.)
This probably seems ultra creepy, but it's not-!! I just want to spread the festive cheer and give something back to my watchers (something I haven't done in awhile).
To join, all you need to do is comment on this journal en
Weeky photo #016 + Fs by mattvei Mist from the by ivancoric Dunloup Autumn by LAlight Faith in the morning (Theo, PRE) II. by carinamaiwald Deep blue eyes by jollyvicky best weather by all17 Unknown Germany pt. XXXVIII by TheChosenPesssimist Sunrise overture pt.IX. by realityDream pleine poire by virtualgadjo Der Wanderer und der Nebel (2) by DavidSchermann Midnight picture... by phalalcrocorax Letting Go by alexgphoto Leafcutting bee - Megachile sp. by ColinHuttonPhoto higher III by KariLiimatainen Rain flowers by FreyaPhotos Behemoth Stranded by uberfischer Blue magic by m-eralp On Colorado Plains by INTOtheRFD Dutch Classic by MustafaDedeogLu hush river by vampire-zombie Winter Almost Here by JIPIC Black Panther - mini version by gosiaa93 :thumb409656123: Symmetry Exploited by light-recycled Purple shrooms by SarahharaS1 Turn by Liek Take Me Somewhere Nice by augenweide Love her madly by iNeedChemicalXWeeky photo #016 +2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Unstad Beach - Norway by Stridsberg Mist In The Woods by JoniNiemela A fall day by valiunic
Take Me Home by ratulupadhyay Spiced Pumpkin Macarons by cakecrumbs
I'm the wall rust by Pierre-Lagarde Urban Legend by tvurk Thoughts Of A Blurry Rainy Day by oO-Rein-Oo Autumn in my Heart by Oer-Wout A Leap Of Faith by jkrab Blue Harvest by ifsantag tread softly by davespertine flowers on my feet by bwaworga Decayed window by invisigoth88 ZzZzZ by marustagram Still Life by Pajunen Hydropower by Stridsberg
OFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!I finally did it! It took months of sleepless nights and endless coding but I finally finished it! The official Fisheye Placebo website with lots of never before seen concept art and extras is now up atOFFICIAL FISHEYE PLACEBO WEBSITE IS UP!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other news, I'm honored to be part of deviantART's How-to Panel: Creator + Audience this Saturday 7/20 at 12:15 in Room 2 at the San Diego Comic Con! http://comic-con.deviantart.com/ If you're already going, be sure to drop by our panel!
Manga character design classsssssNEWS ITEM: I have a character design class launching on Skillshare.com this month! I am often asked about running drawing workshops, and sometimes I'm able to do them, and sometimes I'm not (work! travel! stuff! fear of public speaking!). And I certainly can't run them in many places, because countries are big/teleporting not invented yet/really, 21st century, really, not even a flying car come on... LUCKILY THERE IS THE INTERNET. So I took the high points of the stuff I usually teach in my character drawing workshops and arranged them as video tutorials, for those interested! They will become available later this month, but sign-up is already open here: http://skl.sh/1gVYhH1Manga character design classsssss2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(IMPORTANT NOTE: if you are signing up before November 8th, type MANGA20 to get a 20% discount ;D)
(Less important note: I am just reposting this bit everywhere on account of lazyI MEAN BUSY, so apologies if you see this a few times.)
Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.Current and Future Projects3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
Positive mentions :)We, as beta testers, already longer had the pleasure to experiment with this nifty feature of the website.Positive mentions :)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But now it has finally went public: DeviantArt mentions!
So what does this mean for us, as users?
While you can change settings in your user panel, per default we all get mentioned when someone lists our name in a journal. So there will be no more talking about us behind our back. But on the positive side; you will be mentioned of all the people naming you in journals, or admiring your artwork
Spread the positivity!
Now we know this, let's all take a few minutes to let some people know we admire them or their artwork.
Comment in the comment section, with the people you admire most. Either for their art or their personality.
I'll start out to name a few
GDA PE Week 2013Well hello everyone Welcome to the project Educate week of Game Development 2013, hosted by PolyMune So excited to do my first P.E. week!! Lot's to do and lots going on this weekGDA PE Week 20132 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First off let me say thank you too :iconastralseed: :iconkaz-d: for helping me get things going ! I'd also like to thank all my awesome community members, CVs, etc for helping answer questions, being judges, and all around being helpful for the prep. of this week!
So the order of events are as follows :
Day 1 - Introduction, Contest announcement, mini contest winner announcement
Day 2 - Getting to know your game development category, features to go along with it
Day 3 - Q/A's with Game Artists around the community, Features,
Day 4 - Game dev. resources/ intro to some programs featuring various groups and communities on DA
Day 5 - Q/A's with game artists around the community, how to get into the industry or started into the direction of game art
Day 6 - Games that captivate us artist
Anime on Display, San Francisco!Hey guys! Enjoying the new school year? If you're not too busy, come hang out with me at Anime on Display in the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the San Francisco International Airport this weekend, Jan 25-26th! http://www.aodsf.org/ as usual, I'll be there with books and printsAnime on Display, San Francisco!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know I always say hang out, but it seems some people are still too scared to really talk to me don't be afraid! Everyone is welcomed to sit behind the table with me and chat for as long as they want See you guys there!
This is my friend, Bri, chopping me down to save all of mankind... or to steal my green tea frappuccino.
The New Submit Art PageImportant notice: This particular feature is being A/B tested -- meaning that we're comparing the effectiveness of two different versions of the feature. If you're a Beta Tester, there's a 50% chance you'll either see the new or old version of the Submit Art page. This is expected behavior and there's no way to switch between the two groups.The New Submit Art Page3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today, we're bringing you a complete revamp of the Submit Art page! While the Submit Art page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new Submit Art page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today.
You now have several options for uploading your art! You can upload a file from your computer, select a file from your Sta.sh, or create a text document, all from the Submit page. Once a file has been uploaded, selected, or creat
DeviantART Compliments #66imaginative-lioness I'm so happy you've returned, my friend. You're such a wonderful inspiration to me with your constant support of the literature community as well as myself, personally. (And don't even get me started with this girl's poetry! It's top-notch!) You're truly one of the sweetest (And one of my favorite) people I've ever met on dA and I'm absolutely blessed to say such a thing. You're amazing, don't ever forget that. And I love ya'.DeviantART Compliments #662 years ago in Personal More Like This
CupofCharlie You're so amazing, Charlie! You're one of my wonderfully great friends on this site and I'm so blessed to have met you. You're works are truly amazing and I'm so happy I know you. You're too kind of a lady and you're just a wonderful inspiration to me, my friend. <3
A-Lovely-Anxiety Where do I start with you, Tay'? You're so awesomely quirky and eccentric! Gah, I love you sis'. Seriously, you're just amazing and I still say you don't give yourself enough credit for all of your greatness. You've quickly become
Art Theme ContestCreate the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the worldArt Theme Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.
When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!
How To Enter
Decide on an original and compelling theme.
Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.
Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.
Place your selection in a comment below.
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Ramblings about 'internet fame'A lot of stuff has happened lately in life lately, and is has made me think about things, and about my perspective on it. One of those things, is the internet.Ramblings about 'internet fame'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you know, I'm a huge nerd. While as kid, I didn't had a computer at home, and I hated those damn machines because I wasn't able to work with them at all (so much fail T__T), I soon caught up when I got my first computer at age 14. And while most of my family expected me to end up as a hopeless internet addict, I soon started to learn myself how to program. The rest is history. With my 26th birthday, I also celebrated being a webprogrammer for 10 years already. Oh yeah, I'm getting old for sure.
The recent chain of events have caused me to think about the internet and it's role in life, however. When I first started out with art, I was only a little girl. Me, and both of my younger sisters, were all very creative. And we spend almost all of our time drawing at the kitchen table, while discussing about the characters we
GDA PE Week 2013 Day 4So day 4 woooooot!GDA PE Week 2013 Day 42 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get to know your game development groups
Yup, there are groups that help support game development. One of the very first groups for this was :icongame-art: . It specifically ties into the game development art category because it was founded around the same time it's founder became a CV themselves. A lot of the rules for the group are the same rules for the category on Deviant Art itself. The group's former founder, :iconpyritie: works for a game company as a programmer and was at one point a CV for the category. The current founder, :icondkdevil: , is also a game developer working alongside a programmer to make a game called Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme which you can read more about here -> http://www.indiedb.com/games/gender-bender-dna-twister-extreme
The group features galleries that our broken down similar to how we have the category setup.
How art tutoring should be nowadaysYes. Another one of my rants that starts with a personal experience.How art tutoring should be nowadays2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a day like any other, and I was just surfing DeviantArt, browsing the many deviations in my inbox. While I did so, my eye wandered to something that was called an 'tutorial on manga anatomy'. As usual, I was curious about the content. And as the preview image was pretty small, I wanted to check this out. It seems like this girl, let's name her Abbey (it's not her real name, but I think calling her 'that girl' is so damn confusing) had made a tutorial on male manga anatomy. Nothing wrong with that, you'd say. But I've been following Abbey for a while already. I originally met her in the forums, asking for feedback on one of her fanart drawings. Mostly anatomy related stuff. I gave her some tips. We talked a bit. And I followed her soon after, as I thought her art looked pretty promising altogether.
Now, I didn't know Abbey in real life. But she was a beginning artist, nowhere towards a level
PE: An Interview with :devfocusandframe:The 100 premiums project was a community project run in 2012 by winehaus, in order to hand out 100 premiums to deviants for the holiday season. The following interview contains some insight into the time and effort given to this project.PE: An Interview with :devfocusandframe:2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For those of us who don't know you, please tell us a bit about yourself?
Hey everyone! I'm winehaus but call me Joey, Joe, or Jose. I've been on deviantART on this account for over 3 years and I consider it my home. I'm 15 years old and I live in the U.S. My hobbies are deviantART, reading, and video games. However most of my time is consumed by school.
Please give me a brief overview of your project.
My project, entitled 100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 Points was my goal to give out 100 3-month premium memberships by collecting the 63.6k points over the course of a year. On Christmas Day 2012, I gave out the premium memberships with the points that were gaine
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
I am moving (and offline for a while)I know it's been silent for a while.I am moving (and offline for a while)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got my first own house, and I'm currently in the process of moving there.
It's quite a mess at the moment. Moving boxes all over the place. There are a lot of things to take care of. And I don't even have a decent internet connection.
But in the end, I'm certainly looking forward to having my own place to work on my art and stuff.
So it's gonna take me a while until I'm up and running again.
In the meanwhile. Enjoy some epic music:
Update november 4th, 2013:
Well... I just got the key recently. So I can begin moving in. There's still a lot of stuff that I need to take care of. Buying machines, furniture, and that kind of stuff. But it's slowly moving forward. I'm expecting to be in my new house in a week or 2, or maybe 3. And I hope to have internet by then.
See you around~!
Parts of 'Brave' I worked onMany people have asked what parts of the film "Brave" I worked on so I figured it might be best just to post a journal entry about it. Warning... if you have not seen the film there might be some spoilers in this.Parts of 'Brave' I worked on3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My role on the film was "Master Lighting Artist" but my general role is "LIghting Technical Director". Don't let the word "director" confuse you. I am not the head of lighting, it's just a term for every Lighting Artist that means our job tends to be technical and most of the "directing" I'm doing is kicking computers to get them to do what I want. For those who do not know what "lighting" means on a 3D animated film let me give a quick description. Pixar movies are not hand drawn like traditional animation. They more closely resemble stop motion film where a physical 3 dimensional puppet is made, a set is built, real lights are put in place and then an animator moves the puppet slightly then takes a picture, moves it again and takes another picture, until you have a whole "s
The year is ending omg runCan I have my long weekends yet?The year is ending omg run2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wait, no, actually, I want food. All that holiday food. The Thanksgiving dinners, the Christmas dinners, the New Years Celebration dinners, etc. But I always end up just eating all the sweets and never much of the actual food (I'm so healthy, guys ). Pie, cake, apple cider, cookies... Yesssss.
What foods are you looking forward to eating during this Holiday season?
In other news, a friend of mine (:iconbethanybubbles drew this lovely, girly, image of StupidFox in a Magical Girl outfit based on Card Captor Sakura... and I'm pretty sure she was sleep deprived while drawing it
Yeah this is pretty much just a pointless rant.About my discontent with the way people either perceive or portray the characters of Hetalia. What do I mean? By perceive I mean the way people take in and understand the characters. Portray? I am talking about the way people write them in fanfiction. Now my rant shall begin highlighting individual characters from the Allied and Axis powers.Yeah this is pretty much just a pointless rant.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
God I REALLY hate so many misconceptions surrounding this character. People seem to push that America is nothing but a pushy, wild, and self-centered individual who is just a little goofy off to the side. I can't tell you how many fanfictions I've read or comments I've heard people make about this character that completely FAIL to recognize America's deep levels of compassion, sweetness, selflessness, care, and sometimes even insecurity and nervousness. I also REALLY hate how some people portray Alfred in fanfiction as some kind of man whore who has fucked a million girls and the reader is just another