Secret Project #1*shuffles in awkwardly*Secret Project #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hullo, Nerdfighters! I am WickedBatGirl, aka Elphie, and I am here to give you your first Secret Project!!!
However... you won't really submit to DeviantArt. At least, not just yet.
The school year is once again going to start for most of us (I'm pretty sure, at least) and after watching John's letter, I got some inspiration to have us do a little project.
I would like it if you all would create letters/notes (you can add drawings, of course) to other Nerdfighters to encourage them throughout this school year. Please make them 8 1/2" by 11", or standard US Letter Size, and send them to deviantnerdfighters at gmail. I'll look through them all individually and make sure they're all right. Then, here comes the awesome part: on August 24th (a Friday) everyone who submitted a letter will get a letter back from someone else!
So, for example, if both Billy and Sasha (random names here) both sent me a
Connect the thoughtsValentine's Day Feb 14 is a time to exchange greeting cards and gifts with loved onesConnect the thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some hate it, and for some is just another day on the calendar, but a good number love it as well, and that is what the day's all about..so..
I'D RATHER HAVE ROSES ON MY TABLE THAN DIAMONDS ON MY NECK...
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.. BUT A LITTLE CHOCOLATE NOW AND THEN DOESN'T HURT..
AND A GOOD WINE...
Passive Voice vs Active VoiceHello everyone!Passive Voice vs Active Voice2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You've probably already read some of this week's wonderful journals on audience and beginning a story, and you're also probably wondering what exciting topic I've brought for you today. I suppose I'll tell you instead of keeping you in the dark.
Passive Voice vs Active Voice
I can see you're all excited.
To begin this article, I'll start by defining exactly what passive and active voice are.
With active voice, the agent (the person or thing carrying out the action) is the subject:
Harry ate six shrimp at dinner.
John opened the door.
Sue changed the flat tire.
There are two different types of passive voice constructions. In
Best of AugustBest of August11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Magic Moment V by JoannaRzeznikowska Magic Moment VI by JoannaRzeznikowska
Fury the Tortoise by GiuliaDepoliART
Ocean Memories by arefin03 Poppy by Justine1985
Evil VS Goodness by M4fotos
Clash of colours by erynlasgalenphotoart simply beautiful by linlinthefox
Nature's Symphony by Vividlight
P a i n by JoannaRzeznikowska
slippery slope by mkuegler
Title by eulalievarenne
Doctor Who!The Turn of the Universe by alicexzDoctor Who!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Malus Lupus by kellymckernan
Breathe by oO-Fotisha-Oo
Alone by gph-artist
Vincent and the Doctor by JamesBousema
The Oncoming Storm by jhimmelman
"I stole you" by viria13
Vincent by euclase
Mad Man With a Box by 0viper0
Doctor Who Warm by MitchGerads
Page One by Lasse17
Page One by Lasse17
Jack Harkness by Lasse17
Jack Harkness - Digi-painting by Lasse17
The Girl Who Waited by autogatos
The Girl Who Waited by autogatos
Doctor Who and Clara Oswald by kevinwada
Doctor Who and Clara Oswald by kevinwada
"Doctor Who v3, #9 - GameStop Exclusive Cover" by onegemini
Doctor Who v3, #9 - GameStop Exclusive Cover by onegemini
I'm running to you bef
Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice Strawberry Cake with Rose 1 by bittykate Fruit Tart by Studioxil The Hawaiian Sink by courey T h e . C u p c a k e by artiki Apple Cinnamon Muffin I by Lily-of-the-Vallley my first breakfast snapshot by Finvara Strawberry and Nutella Mini-Calzones by cakecrumbs Vegetable Quiche - II by Julyendiary Banana Bread by chompsoflife 7.4 by absentiae Colors of all kind by shatinn Cutlets by saadany Waffle-Cake by pixelphreek Muffins by wihad Cream Filled Chocolate Cupcake by sasQuat-ch Ice cream with cherries by LilyBrilliant Lovely and Gorgeous by EnchantedCupcake BIRTHDAY Chocolate Chip Cookie by ya7obeelk Bite by arhcamt We're smarties by joesie Rainbow Cake - Real by ClefairyKid :thumb342970887: salade by Hazartstudiophoto Clementine Biscotti with Pomegranate Syrup by acquiredlife beans burger on multigrain bun by aperture24 Ice-Cream by ex-arte Chocolate-Mint-Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting by dabbisch S M I L E by fotoki cookies by VanillaC Hot chocolate by drinkpoison Tiramisu - Day 24 of 365 by escaped-emotions 092 by gi-tepes vanilla dessert by KowalskiEmil Candy flowers II by RomanaJurSugar, Spice, and Everything Nice2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I HEART Nutella ... by aoao2 salatka z makaronem w ksztalcie ryzu by KowalskiEmil cupcake experiment I by tabagista Cookies by Qvkata 321 - Apple pie. by bymee strawberry lemonade cupcakes by cmykchicago Apple Pie by AEisnor New Zealand Natural ice-cream by DesiGnerMR Apple Pie by Timosaby Chocolate chip cookies by Mariyon nyam nyam nyam 11 by amirphotography Muffin by DarkPati
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedThe World's Major Cities... Destroyed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Fan Art Friday: How to Train Your DragonFan Art Friday: How to Train Your Dragon7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: We Have Dragons!
How to Train your Dragon by krissy
How to Train Your Dragon
The island of Berk once had a troublesome problem with looting airborne raiders, but thanks to Hiccup and his dragon/best friend, Toothless, a peaceful coexistence reigns in the Viking land. It wasn’t an easy undertaking to get to this point, but audiences all over have sure enjoyed the journey of these action packed films.
2900 Points Rewards ( August 2013 )Hello2900 Points Rewards ( August 2013 )2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please Read the below Carefully
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We are First group which give to all the best works Awards ,
Now we have a Request Just Read our journals carefully and fave our journals and help us in another way (For example : Give Llama us , Make a journal and invite your friend to group , etc)
August Contest Winners .
First Evey one Fave This blog
Then watch some of our supporters and join groups suggest
For your information , we see all the works, choose the best ones and moved them to " Best Of " Folders and Gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , Fave and comment the journal , then we will give you your rewards in future days.
Every work gets 10 points Reward .
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How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
11.No one is reading this but hey.11.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At least I remember what was going on with me.
I landed in a hospital again.
Some cyst and kidney shit going on inside me.
Possibility of landing in a hospital again = very high.
Apart from that studying, hah, for my finals, not.
Dealing with some stupid who**s at my uni who like to talk shit about me behind my back.
Thank god they can't understand shit of english
not drawing. sadly i think my passion died in me.
its probably all the stress and shit.
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
Registration and judging tomorrowSo, I have 5 entries for the county fair this year ^^ 3 drawings and 2 ceramic pieces (a pitcher and a dragon head bust). Considering the other people's entries are pretty amazing from what I've seen in previous years, it should be even better this year ^w^ I love learning from other artists in my county because there's always something new I've never thought of before that can really help me improve. I love itRegistration and judging tomorrow2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tomorrow I'll work on posting a few pictures, one of my best entry from last year and some of an orange dragonfly I saw today It's not often I see one in my yard and the pics turned out great so I'm a little excited about it
Well, gotta get up early tomorrow so I'm gonna try and avoid insomnia tonight
PE: Site Updates and How to Welcome ThemSite Updates and How to Welcome ThemPE: Site Updates and How to Welcome Them2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This article was written due to the recent uproar from some groups of the community because of the new username symbols.
Change is something handled differently by everyone. Some people accustom to change very quickly, others may take a long time or may not adjust to change at all. In regards to deviantART Site Updates, it's important to know ways to welcome change and embrace it. You are not expected to love every feature that is released, but giving it a chance before bashing it is a right step forward.
Before reading on, please note that this article is not directed at any one individual, but as a community as a whole. All views expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and do not reflect the views of deviantART.com.
When a new feature is released, most deviants give their first impressions of said feature. Some may even react like this:
This is compl
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
One Year woah!So woah! It's been a year since my past journal....oh jeez! I wonder if people still even read journals anymore? Seems like everyone likes quick posts one sentence statuses on tweeter or tumblr nowadays!One Year woah!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I'll still write one regardless x)
So, where to even begin? So much has happened in the past year. I feel I'm still growing and realize, I have a long ways to go but I'm still on my two feet going somewhere! :)
Some good news is, I teamed up with a wonderful team/company called Threyda! Please go visit them and if you can support!! I'm so happy to be able to be part of such a talented group of visionary artists and they go and support some causes that I'm very much for, including spiritual growth and compassion.
Secondly, I did get a Society 6 Shop and DeviantArt Prin
Fairy Tale Feature # 1.1Fairy Tale Feature # 1.12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"If you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future."
ABBA - I have a dream
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep [and] in the deepest spot of all, stands the castle of the Sea King.
The Mer King by Chenzan
The Muse AbidesAsk any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be the loneliest and cruelest place on earth.The Muse Abides3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: May 23, 2012 by techgnotic
Ask any artist about “emptiness” and they’ll tell you about the constant recurring nightmarish emptiness they must face down almost every day as a part of their vocation: the blank space that they must fill. Whether he’s a painter facing a blank canvas or she’s a poet facing a blank computer screen, the blank space awaiting transformation at the hand of the artist can be
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!3 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
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Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere