advice from your local hypocritedon't do what i've done.advice from your local hypocrite2 years ago in Personal More Like This
don't wait for a beginning to start over. don't even wait for tomorrow - do it now. make a lot of lists. prioritize. get shit done. don't waste time on things that don't matter but remember the details. sometimes they're more important than anything else.
do everything on your own volition. don't do anything just because you have to. the only things you have to do involve natural bodily functions - the rest, there is always a choice, there is always a choice, people just forget about the less conventional options. figure out who's worth caring about & who isn't. fuck the people that aren't. take everything into account but don't let it make your decisions for you. trust your gut. don't ask for second opinions all the time. you know what you want - don't be afraid to admit it. if you find yourself leaning one way, defending one thing, take it as a sign. be selfish when you can & selfless when it strikes you. don't forget about your needs and your wishes
Today's Tutorial- Constructive CommentsWhat makes a good comment? Anyone know? A good comment is not a one line comment, or even a one word comment! Now, I'm not sayin to go into a full on critique, but try and give the most feedback you possibly can. In todays tutorial, I'm going to teach you how!Today's Tutorial- Constructive Comments4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Have you ever heard of EBI and WWW? WWW stands for What Went Well. In a comment, it is often essential to use WWW. Example:
I really love the tone on the characters jacket.
EBI stands for Even Better If. In a comment, this element is pretty much ideal. Example:
Perhaps you could have added slightly more texture in the dogs fur, just to make it more realistic.
This section will show you want a good, constructive comment looks like and and some variations of bad comments:
Firstly, I'd like to start of by saying 'Wow...'. The tone in the girls hair is amazing, as is the texture. Her expression is so believable. You have really done a fant
All the Literature Educate! Updated 26/02All the Literature Educate!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Over the past few years, projecteducate has worked hard to provide educational articles for various art forms. Within literature, we've seen our fair share and over the past 2 years we've used our own group CRLiterature to manage these articles to ensure as much of the community can see them. However, sometimes we miss people and that's a shame because the articles we've written as a community have been pretty spectacular and still valid today.
So to help people pick up the articles they may have missed, here is a list of them all! This is a great chance for you to read what you may have missed, or tag your friends who may find them useful!
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COMING SOON! Make sure you watch CRLiterature & projecteducate for articles!
Lit Basics Week: July 2014
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BlueThe February :iconthefavouriteshowcase: feature.Blue1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Pixel Water Drop by KawikuForget-me-not by Clu-artPixel Water Drop by KawikuForget-me-not by Clu-artPixel Water Drop by KawikuForget-me-not by Clu-artPixel Water Drop by Kawiku
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I wrote this for everyone and no one in particularI wrote this for everyone and no one in particular.I wrote this for everyone and no one in particular4 months ago in Personal More Like This
On FB I do not know most of the people who add me but that is never a bad thing as it’s always good to make new friends.
For those I know I usually visit their wall whenever I feel like seeing what they are up to, I may not comment all that much
but that does not mean that I don’t care about my friends or that I have no interest following the progress of junior artists and colleagues.
The real reason I do not open the FB feed is because the large stream of junk information and Ads makes me cringe so hard I have to see a dentist.
What I cannot stand the most are those random quote re-posts and the fact that most people do not realize that they are actually
re-posting “banner ads” for those pages that feed off site traffic.
Most of the “generic wisdom” is completely redundant and often unintelligible information, tailored for the simple mind
TMNT Mini Sculpture TutorialHere's a tutorial on Deviant art if you don't want to stray into YouTubeTMNT Mini Sculpture Tutorial1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Dream Diaries by Unkopierbar #2Day 2.Dream Diaries by Unkopierbar #24 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"just another word for nothing left to lose".
At the dawn. by benialicious
...budapest XLVI... by roblfc1892Owens River by tassanee
Vik i Myrdal II by PatiMakowska
Golden Moment by Mr-Frenzy
Lost between hell and paradise by landscapes-flake
Golden days by kriskeleris
2/365 by kardaninStony silence by erynlasgalenphotoart
Commission Pricing (for artists and consumers)There’s a surprising number of people who I see posting polls and journals asking ‘what should I charge for commissions/my art?’Commission Pricing (for artists and consumers)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Every single time I see this, and the consumer responses I physically cringe. 9 times out of 10 the consumers are telling the artist $10-$20 max. Period. That’s it. A lot of these artists are trying to balance prices for consumers with the quality of their art and how much they can make to supplement their income. What do I mean?
I mean that a severely large number of artists are selling themselves short and cheating themselves, as well as the rest of us, by setting their pricing standards so low that we all suffer. “But fishie! THIS is what people can afford!” NO. STOP. RIGHT THERE JUST STOP.
First thing is first. “People” paid $60/image before artists let them set the prices. They saved up and then shelled out the money for high quality art from their chosen artist. They understood that we, the a
BJD Doll FAQBJD Doll FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this if you are interested to learn more about the dolls I photograph. I dont have time to keep answering the same questions over and over again >_< I will be updating this journal entry as time goes on. Feel free to add a question in the comments section and I will try to answer it.
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What are these dolls?
They are BJD - ball jointed dolls. If you search Google with those keywords you will get plenty of results with companies and other info about them. This is the Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball-jointed_doll. Also this LJ answers some questions too http://bjd-wtf.livejournal.com/ . If you want to learn more, I would suggest Den of Angels forum (http://www.denofangels.com/forums/).
Do you make them?
No I don't make the actual doll, I don't sculpt it. I am a customizer, I paint their faceups. I am basically a makeup artist for resin dolls. You can find the link to my commission shop
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryIntroducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Create and search for art using your mind
Introducing thoughtART Technology
A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
What is thoughtART?
It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology be
What Is a Chapbook?Publishing WeekWhat Is a Chapbook?5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
I'm so glad you're here. Because, as a poet and chapbook author, I get this question a lot. AND, since chapbooks are an important part of poetry publishing -- both in terms of what we consume as readers and what propels us forward as career poets -- any poet with publishing aspirations should know about them!
The Short Version:
A chapbook, sometimes referred to as a pamphlet, is like a mini collection of poetry. Usually between fifteen to thirty pages (though some folks say anything under 50 pages is a chapbook), these are like little samplers of a poet's work. Usually the chapbooks are pretty cheap, between $6 and $12, which also makes them super fun and easy to collect for readers.
Smoothing, Sanding, Buffing Polymer ClaySmoothing, Sanding, and Buffing polymer clay is definately something that you don't hear a lot about in the younger polymer clay community, but it certainly does make your pieces look a lot better in the long run. If you smooth, sand, and buff your clay AND add a layer of varnish - watch out, your pieces will look as bright, beautiful and glossy as a piece of delicious candy.Smoothing, Sanding, Buffing Polymer Clay6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever noticed that translucent clay really isn't THAT translucent? Well, if you smooth, sand, and buff it - you'll be seeing differently! It really DOES get see-through!
Give these tips a try, and although I can't guarantee that you will get it right the first time, practice makes perfect, and sometimes new techniques take a little getting used to before you find a way that works the best for you.
Smoothing your clay is what you do to your clay before you bake it. Running your fingers along the surface and smoothing out bumps and impurities can work wonders on a piece and give it a ve
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— TheMaidenInBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Features + Interviews #1Hello and welcome to my new journal series, Features & Interviews!Features + Interviews #16 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will feature some recent good art I've seen and ask deviants interesting questions and maybe even interview a lucky deviant or 2.
It's not set in stone how often I will be doing these things, but I would say between every week and every 3 weeks.
Flow by Jacob-Routzahn_Skvader II. by BloddroppeSatin by Raining-InsanityStark by Hengki24
Alucard by StaxMayeMy Fallen Angel by xXSerena-CrosseXx
Artists on Writers - No. 2, Charles BukowskiArtists on Writers - No. 2, Charles Bukowski2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 2|Archives
If the severely acne-scarred face and coarse exterior brought on by his alcoholic and depressed life was the book cover of his being, then Charles was the ultimate book that could not be judged by its cover.
The exquisite collection that was this everyman artist’s art consisted of thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels—mostly all wrenchingly autobiographical, mostly all about moments of epiphany and grace in an otherwise miserable and unhappy existence. The perfect explication of the common man's deepest truth; it's not easy to be here.
Unvarnished and brutal blunt force trauma underlined with hope, beauty, longing, and love.
Therein lies the power of his poet
5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing5 Literary Journals - Publish Your Writing4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
No More Excuses Submit Your Writing To These Journals
Many of us — especially writers — find ourselves buried beneath a growing pile of books we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t been able to find the time. More depressing is the even longer list of book titles we know we need to read. The pile gets higher, the list gets longer every day. There’s always another seminal classic we haven’t gotten around to. It
ArtistleFeatures Vol. XV: 'Now listen'Surely, if the stars are litArtistleFeatures Vol. XV: 'Now listen'7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
there's somebody who longs for them,
somebody who wants them to shine a bit,
somebody who calls it, that wee speck of spittle, a gem
Vladimir Mayakovsky, 'Listen!'
The perfect software...(copypasta from my tumblr)The perfect software...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My ideal digital art software would have the lovely lineart settings like in Paint Tool SAI.
The awesome blender-tools and a mixer palette like in Corel Painter
and the layer and brush settings like in Adobe Photoshop...
SOMEONE PLEASE MERGE THESE THREE PROGRAMS INTO ONE, I SWEAR I WOULD SACRIFICE MY MOHAWK FOR A SOFTWARE LIKE THAT ;____;
Custom Breaking Bad FiguresCustom Breaking Bad Figures3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I sculpted up a few portraits of Bryan Cranston as Walter White from my favorite show "Breaking Bad". I was finally able to put the finishing touches on 3 custom figures of Walt, all of which were given to the creators of the show this past week.
It's been a helluva lot of fun, and a tremendous thrill to get to meet the artists behind this terrific show that has been so inspiring to me. Kinder people you will not meet!
So here's a look at the finished custom figures. These were pieced together from various sources, using Hot Toys bodies, and clothes I found on ebay and then altered. The heads were all painted by some talented friends of mine, and they really brought Walt to life. It's been a lot of work to try and piece these together in my free time, but I really enjoyed doing it.
ps- A random winner was chosen from my last giveaway. I'll do another giveaway in the coming months, I'm sure. thanks!
Finding hope when your dreams are falling apartFinding hope when your dreams are falling apart1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This blog post was originally published on Lumecluster.com, wonderlands for the entrepreneurial mind.
“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” ― Helen Keller
I’d like you to think back…to that first time (or the many times) when you (re)discovered what you’re meant to do with your life or to that moment when you thought you finally “figured it out.”
It felt amazing, didn’t it? Your mind was racing with thoughts and ideas. That huge rush of anticipation and purpose flooded your entire being because your life felt like it was finally heading