Western Isles - Blackwood Herd JournalBlackwood is the most feared, most hated and least trusted of the herds in The Western Isles. Except for maybe Oakfern, but the Blackwoods are less vertically challenged. If you want to be one of the things that go bump in the night and the day, Blackwood is the place to be.Western Isles - Blackwood Herd Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Magic type: Black Magic
Height range: 11-14hh
Typical build: Any build, typically gaunt and malnourished.
Favoured coat colour: The darker the better! Pale coats are shunned, and left to the mercy of the hunters.
Horn types: Intricate prongs, number and strength relative to how good their diet is.
Typical traits: Cunning, hard, practical, proud, self-serving
About the herd
Prosecuted and mistrusted by the other herds for their nightmarish powers, the Blackwoods were driven to exile in the least forgiving environment in the land long ago. Perpetually kept prisoner in their hellish Kingdom by Glenmore to the North and Silve
The Grand Dragon Chase - Pre RegistrationSO by now you have probably all been wondering what the hell Slay and I are up to HERE IS YOUR ANSWER! We have been in the process of creating a dragon chase.The Grand Dragon Chase - Pre Registration1 week ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Since we want people that are serious about this (cause we have a lot of prizes on the line here!) we are gonna do a pre registration.
Pre-Registration (Deadline: 10th November)
To register you and your horse we are gonna require an arrival picture and we are giving you 2 weeks to finish it. The arrival is at my stables High Tides Stables ANY HORSE/PONY BREED ALLOWED!
Entrant List - Grand Dragon Chase
Handler is not necessarily required in the picture but if they could be checking in with Siranni or Jose that would be a nice little bonus (Yes we do have bonuses; drawing the people, pets, extra images or just going totally overboard you know?). But your horse IS required in the image. At least half the horse must be visible but if
HARPG Show Feature!Feature for all the amazing shows out there!HARPG Show Feature!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please do not be offended if I haven't picked yours, if you feel there is a show that should be featured and its not in this list, please let me know!
Wolf Creek Stable's First Mini Fun Show! by WolfCreekStable
DGR's Western Dressage Show 12 DAYS LEFT! by MissDudette
Hope this is helpful!
it makes me sad..._______________________________________________it makes me sad...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
when artists refuse to draw anthro art at all and/or get freaked out by it, even if it's just like catgirls that are human but with ears and tail. SURE, there's a lot of pretty disturbing anthro art out there. but then there's stuff like GoldenWolf, and DarkNatasha, and KhaosDog, and Tatchit...who just do completely awesome stuff. and seriously, did no one else grow up loving Loony Toons? that's anthro, too.
on the flip side, it also bothers me when anthro artists refuse to draw humans and/or ferals. i LOVE ferals and i love getting practice in humans. i'm not good at them, but i love being commissioned for them because i really need to practice. i don't understand why people say no. life, it's all about learning, guys! it's like pokemon! "i wanna be the very best, like no one ever was". gotta catch 'em all, get good at everything, nice and well-rounded. can't just be good at one thing, it's too easy to exploit a weakness that way. haven'
Well this was an interesting weekAhhhhWell this was an interesting week2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So a week back when I went to the hospital to have myself examined and blood samples taken, I went full retard mode and fainted right there in the nurse's room. FUN TIMES. I was being dumb and didn't eat or drink a thing in the morning because I didn't expect them to play vampires and take that much blood.
well after that I at least found out what being high on adrenaline feels like.
The doctor found out I've been attacked by some kind of streptococcus which may have been the reason of my bones hurting like that. So I was bedridden for a few days with six pills a day.
Today I was in the hospital again to get the results and get another blood samples taken. Rheumatic arthrosis is completely negative, which makes me relieved beyond measures. It means that even if the upcoming tests turn out positive, I'll still be able to sport. In two weeks I'll have more tests done as the doctor wants me completely healthy for them.
But yeah I'm really happy right now, ahhhh
Traditional Equine Artist FeatureThese are some of the best tradtional equine artists I have ever seen, and they deserve many watches, favs, and comments! If you enjoy the art that is featured, please visit their pages to find out more about them and see more beautiful traditional equine art!Traditional Equine Artist Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. ceara Some of the best paintings I have ever seen!
2. Vezria She is amazing with Prismacolors!
3. LucasBinx Her technique for sheen on horses is one of the best! Link to her tutorial: http://lucasbinx.deviantart.com/art/Highlighting-the-Horse-356266900
4. rachaelm5 Her art is so amazingly colorful!
5. bunnyrabb567 She is another fellow anime/horse lover, and her horses done in acrylic paint are so realistic!
6. PeaBlueJr Her art was done in Prism
ClarificationBecause apparently it needs it.Clarification10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Stop harassing the admins, particularly realitysquared. Seriously.
Yeah, you may be mad about it but knock it off.
Going off and being a jerk to someone isn't going to solve the problem at all. So please, stop it.
Don't spam his page and call him names.
Sure, I don't really like him either but there's no reason to go apeshit at him.
He's not going to give you the time of day, trust me. And if he does chances are you won't like what he has to say anyway.
There's other admins to talk to who would most likely be willing to actually listen and talk back.
In light of that, the fact that an admin actually did come forth and display some interest in the subject [fourteenthstar] is kind of interesting, and according to her she'll be talking to the other side mods and staff about the situation with theft. You can read the conversation(s) wit
Huge Taxidermy/Pelt/Craft SALE!EDIT: Thank you to everyone who helped out when we adopted Wego! We got his adoption paid for from your purchases, and scrounged up the money for the cats' fixing and vaccinations! The next big project for us is creating an outdoor enclosure for a new addition of ours, so all the funds from these sales are for that surprise!Huge Taxidermy/Pelt/Craft SALE!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
***I CANNOT SHIP OVERSEAS. US RESIDENTS ONLY, SORRY!
I can get pics for anything!
For trades, I'm looking for:
Soft and Traditional Mounts
lifesize from cervine (deer, elk, caribou, etc)
Dry Tanned, lifesize or capes of Coyote, Fox, Bear, or deer Pelts (appropriate tags needed)
Coyote lifesize Forms (preferably lying down or one that is easily altered)
Coyote Ped and half-lifesize forms
Red Fox Pedestal forms
Coyote and fox closed mouth change-out heads
Coyote or Fox eyes and earliners- All sizes and colors
Wild boar pedestal form and tusks
Kino the Arctic Marble L/S Mount with base. He's being mounted up by :iconnakomii: I have $800
Trophy Point SystemWhat is the Trophy point system?Trophy Point System2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Trophy point system is a system that gives you owners a credit for what you draw! The total of points can change your horses status!
• Wild: + 0
• Bronze: + 1
• Silver: + 2
• Gold: + 3
• Platinum: + 4
• Wild: + 0
• Bronze: + 1
• Silver: + 2
• Gold: + 3
• Platinum: + 4
All art is in comparison to your own gallery not others
• Flat: + 0.5
• Simple/Basic Shading: + 1
• Detailed: + 2
• Flat: 1.5
• Simple/Basic Shading: 2.5
• Detailed: 3
• None/PhotoBackground: + 0
• Basic(Flat Colour/1 Colour) + 0.5
• Detailed/Realistic: + 1
Training Images + 1 to every image (to be a training must be free jumping/lunging or have tack on to be accepted)
Taming Images + 2 to every image (to be a training
Giveaway WinnersBy the power of random and Christmas magicGiveaway Winners10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am now announcing the winners of the giveaway!
Each randomly picked nominator win 100
And each randomly picked nominated win 400
nomitaded by xToxicBerry
100 Points Giveaway!!! [CLOSED]One lucky person will win 100 points!!100 Points Giveaway!!! [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To participate you only have to:
Fav this journal.
watch me if you're not my watcher yet.
Write "done" below.
and that's it!!
I will use random.org http://www.random.org/
Good luck everyone! [:happybounce:]
P.S if you share this journal you will get 5 points from me for sure, just note me!!! [Heart]
Atheism (Why the attraction?)First, let me say up front that this article has not been written to condemn atheists, agnostics, or others who simply choose not to believe in a higher power. Rather, it will attempt to explain why disbelief is on the increase worldwide, and what factors have contributed to the increase. Organized religion is as old as mankind, and the earliest written records discovered by archaeologists in the area of Mesopotamia are generally of a political or religious nature. Indeed, the earliest books of the Bible are estimated by scholars to be have been written about 3,500 years ago. There is a wonderful book that I own entitled "Mankind's search for God," which you can obtain by asking for it from any one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It discusses all of the major religious systems of the world; their origins, their beliefs. It's quite fascinating. In any case, the question in the title suggests that more and more informed persons are embracing disbeliAtheism (Why the attraction?)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes...Even I can't find a way to make something DeviantArt postable...Sometimes...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Urbex #18Environmental Graffit has some great examples of abandoned churches. As does deviantART! Churches can be surrealistic places whether they are abandoned or not and indeed in some of the villages surrounding the area where I live in the UK there are some fantastically creepy churches that nobody ever seems to go in anymore.. So whether you visit a church regularly or not, enjoy the forgotten churches showcased below...Urbex #181 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Concrete Church by Matthias-Haker
Church of All Saints by Matthias-Haker
Church PX by Nichofsky
"Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually th
Exercise 17: Cast ShadowsTHIS WEEK's EXERCISE POST : THE FULL POST AND DETAILSExercise 17: Cast Shadows9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So what is a cast shadow? A cast shadow is caused from an obstruction that interferes with the direction of the light source, and that obstruction CASTS a SHADOW. The challenge is figuring out how to add values to the form of the subject matter in both lit areas and areas that fall under the cast shadow.
EXERCISE: Create 3 examples of cast shadows on different subject matters.
For this exercise, there are three examples you are to test your skill set on. You can download the practice sheet on the main page but below is an example setup.
1. The first is an animated character with 2 obstructions. You know the scene set up: When a garage door is lowering or a door is slowly being close
Tea with TobyHi there, and thanks if you're bothering to read this.Tea with Toby1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's not going to be usual journal. I'm going to ask you to just think about doing something really, really incredible. It doesn't take a lot of time, or a lot of effort but if you just understood the difference it would make...
You see, tonight, I've been switching my blog entries from the last two years over to deviantART. I was doing this because... Well, for anyone that doesn't know, I have terminal cancer and when I pass my blog will probably be taken down. I just wanted the posts to go somewhere. And no, don't panic! I'm not going to ask you to read 3 years worth of blog entries.
I'd just like you to read one. And if you could just consider donating blood or bone marrow(stem cells)... I mean, i don't think there's any hope left for me, but if there is, i'd be grateful if someone would be willing to give me that chance. It's not like most people think, so if you'd just give my post a read, you might find it's not as terrifying
Saturday feature - Issue 012 - MushroomsEvery saturday, I will be featuring 30 or 40 deviations right from my DA favorites collection, here, as well as in my blog.Saturday feature - Issue 012 - Mushrooms1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the first issue and the full story here
In this Issue: A Mushrooms collection.
And don't forget to post your suggestions for the upcoming Saturday features in the comments section
So, I'm not dead yet... But good changes~!First off, as always, I hope everyone has been doing well as of late. I know I've kind of just fallen into the dark with... well, everything, but I've been working on a lot of things within myself really. It's been about three years that I've been without depression medication; because of my own choice. At the time, I had something to distract me, and it did it very well. But as of late it's gotten more and more overwhelming, and so I've stopped doing a lot of the things that I used to do. I know the medication did help me a little, but I still didn't feel right. I'd rather not ever be on medication, but I know it also isn't a bad thing. It does help people, and I'm glad that it does. But this journal isn't going to be about my hardships or what I want people to do for me or what I think of "the system". This journal was made because of a request due to a choice I've recently made. So far, I don't regret this choice one bit~So, I'm not dead yet... But good changes~!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
As of the seventh, I became the pet of :devRaziir
Site Update: Gallery Frames, Description WriterWhat's NewSite Update: Gallery Frames, Description Writer1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Introducing the New Gallery Framed Print
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DeviantART's new Gallery Frames are an alluring yet durable option for collectors looking to preserve the art they love. In addition to its elegant design and protective qualities, Gallery Frames are also our least expensive framing option, ranging from about $25 to $75!
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Writing Descriptions with Sta.sh Writer (Beta Testers)
As part of our initiative to make formatting and conversation easier and more dynamic, you can now use the Add Media tool to add content and formatting to deviation d
What Jesus Really Said About the PoorWhat Jesus Really Said About the Poor10 months ago in Personal More Like This
On this Christmas Day, it might be nice to remember what Jesus really said about the poor.
Luke 6:20-21 Then he looked up at his disciples and said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 'Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. 'Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.'
Luke 4:16-19 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour.'
Who want a free import?? (CLOSE)Yes!! Kahuvaa group is finally open for the first imports!!Who want a free import?? (CLOSE)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Only one per person.
The first horses will be free custom imports designed by me, to have one just comment here with the color you want(also the genotype if you know it) and in some day's i'll upload them ^^
REMEMBER TO READ AT LEAST THESE INFORMATIONS BEFORE ORDER AN IMPORT!! You will have only 40 day's to register your horse, so firts be sure to have the time please
#01 Starblas (black)
#02 Starblas (black)
#03 BRls-love-is-MY-Live (liver chestnut)
#04 LadieLoki (cremello)
#05 Moved-Account2 (Champane Dun Chimera Expression With A Classic Dun)
#06 Horsechik4evr (Silver Black with a Stripe)
#07 DarksDespair (pure black)
#08 YleniaBax (Palomino blue mare eyes)
#09 Moved-Account (Silver Grulla Sno
Regarding Submission Limits - EditedWe had, , a fair amount of people asking about the submission limit, or being rude and making assumptions based on a simple glance of our FAQ without asking nicely about what our limits are.Regarding Submission Limits - Edited8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Allow us to kindly explain, we are a large group, 40,000+ members, which means that on a daily basis we can get as little as 100 submissions daily! To allow us admin and other staff time to go through all the submissions (accept, move, whathaveyou) we implemented a one submission, per folder, per week policy, this does not however mean that you cannot simply send the group a message asking us to submit more for you, you absolutely can do that, all you have to do is politely ask us, not leave rude remarks on the front page and one available staff member will go and submit it for you!
We also get asked a lot, "well, why hasn't my submission been accepted, it's been x amount of time?" And the answer is, we are not all on the same time-zone, we all have lives outside of deviantart,
What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantARTArt on the RiseWhat's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.
Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.
What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was subm
Going to be transparent with you guys. For real.I haven't been a good friend or artist to you guys at all. Let me explain.Going to be transparent with you guys. For real.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
There's no excuses for the lack of contact I've been making with customers and the slow progress on my end. You guys have been extremely patient with me, especially my September commissioners. So I know what I should be doing and it's being clear and honest with all of you.
Ever since I was little, I've always had trouble keeping up with a schedule. Finishing things on a due date, or keeping things at a constant stream of progress. Heck, I had special classes through out my entire educational years because of my lack of organization and motivation. So it's really unfortunate to me that it's crept up into some thing I'm very passionate about, my art work.
That's not to say this is an acceptable reason for my lack of responsibility as an artist, but it gives you guys a little insight in myself.
When I open my DeviantART page every day, I cringe a little inside if I see a new note was sent to me.