Protect yourself against fraudAlthough, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.Protect yourself against fraud6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.
Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again.
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
People doing commissions
People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should
MsMuffin in the NewsPaperI appeared in this week's school newspaper!MsMuffin in the NewsPaper1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A photographer for my school's newspaper took my photo on Halloween. ^_^ I like to go to school in costume on Halloween.
That's me as Sailor Moon to the right of the female Batman Cosplayer!
My boss allowed me to wear the costume to work and I passed out candy to about 200 kids who were trick-or-treating our campus. It was fun! Unfortunately, due to being at work, I was unable to enter the costume contest. >.<
But I am so excited about being in this paper, I haven't been in a paper since I was like 6 years old. x3
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am firstname.lastname@example.org
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudUPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2014:[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against Fraud7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Paypal has changed their layout, you can still send invoices but you can no longer select digital goods.
I haven't had time to really look into it and come up with a solution.
but you pretty much HAVE to send out something physical now if you want to be fully protected. There's still main points in this journal that describe how to go about that.
This Journal is currently Under Revision.
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help
Awesome Art FeatureHey guys! ^_^ I have been really busy lately, it's as though I am always tired and exhausted. @.@Awesome Art Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've got some photo commissions and craft shop commissions to do, not to mention homework and my day job. >.< I'm doing my best, but I apologize if the commissions are taking me a while, I only have time to do one or two shoots in a week.
So it's time to show you some awesome art!
An old DA friend of mine, DragonKingWest drew this awesome super hero version of me! x3 He's too cool! It was a while ago, look how much shorter my hair was. ^_^ I love pink!
AethericAbyss made this cool photo manipulation using a stock photo of mine. ^_^
zoeyeater01 used the same stock set to make this cute comic!
A Story From my ChildhoodOne of my very first memories as a child was sort of like this...A Story From my Childhood2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was very young, probably between three and five. My father was away in South Korea serving the US Airforce and my mother was taking care of myself and my two siblings. There was another woman who stayed with us, a close friend of my mother's. When I first saw her, she was taking a nap in my bed when I wandered into my room one day.
I went to my mom and said "There is a man sleeping in my bed!" My mother explained that it was not a man, but a woman with short hair. I remember that she was very nice and good with us and she had a facial piercing.
Well, one day, I wandered into the kitchen and saw a book laying on the dining room table. It was a small catalogue like you get in the mail and inside were photos of women in lingerie. I was in awe of the photos; I found them appealing, beautiful, powerful! I was so fascinated, having never seen something like this before. I wanted to grow up to be as beautiful as them. They we
The Tale of the Curious VictoriaVictoria and Chris hung out a lot. They would spend some weekends together doing stuff and hanging out. They spend some of the weekends doing various activities and such. Victoria never held any secrets from Chris and she thought he never hide any secrets from her, well that is until one day when Chris got really busy. Victoria came over like she normally did, but Chris had to complete something first before they go out. It was his parents' anniversary that week and he had to make sure they're gift was ready. He explained to Victoria what he had to do and she said that she would wait in his room for him. So, Chris went downstairs to get the gift out of its hiding place to wrap up. Chris was in such a hurry, he forgot that his laptop was still one and that he forgot to set it to its password setting to log in. A bored Victoria waited for Chris to come back. While walking around his room, she noticed his laptop was still on. An antivirus protection report popped up and she clThe Tale of the Curious Victoria2 years ago in Personal More Like This
30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the following days, draw/write your OTP:
01 - Holding hands
02 - Cuddling somewhere
[Bullet; Green]03 - Gaming/watching a movie
[Bullet; Green]04 - On a date
[Bullet; Green]05 - Kissing
[Bullet; Green]06 - Wearing eachothers’ clothes
[Bullet; Green]07 - Cosplaying
[Bullet; Green]08 - Shopping
[Bullet; Green]09 - Hanging out with friends
[Bullet; Green]10 - With animal ears
[Bullet; Green]11 - Wearing kigurumis
[Bullet; Green]12 - Making out
[Bullet; Green]13 - Eating icecream
[Bullet; Green]14 - Genderswapped
[Bullet; Green]15 - In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
[Bullet; Green]16 - During their morning ritual(s)
[Bullet; Green]17 - Spooning
[Bullet; Green]18 - Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex. Just remember to tag appropriately.)
[Bullet; Green]19 - In formal wear
[Bullet; Green]20 - Dancing
Awesome Art Feature!Some lovely art that was inspired by my likeness or used my stock/reference images in the making. ^_^Awesome Art Feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy!
The greatest commission slot 2012.The greatest commission slot 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
... unnecessary text (for now lol)
2012 is coming!
I will post absolutely ALL commissions this weekend, 'cause I have new ideas, and I need to be able to be free to do what I will do right now.
So I decided to do what no one has the courage to do: open 100 slots for 2012!
A year has 365 days. If you could post one drawing a day, 365 drawing could post in a year. Is that right? However, a drawing can take two or more days to get done, while other drawings can be prepared quickly (being able to do five drawings per day).
But there are problems, as my personal life and my work. So I couldn't do 365 drawings in a year, even though I think it will be something around that. Well, I need points. As I also need money. I recently bought a domain with a good paid web hosting, and I would like to pay with my work at DeviantART. So this time, you have two options.
Points: donate the required amount of points, and your order will begin to be done immediat
The Unseen Stock - JuneEnjoy these wonderful and inspiring stocksThe Unseen Stock - June2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and show some love to the stock artists! (:
Glastonbury 01 by LadyxBoleynLuggage birdcage by Sannalee01 Lormet_Asian-Theme-0009-01 by Lormet-Images Figuring out The Story by Whimseystock Purple Dancer by Whimseystock
Fairy of Spring Stock IV by DanielleFioreModel :thumb374720319: angelus mortis 06 by autodestrukcyjna666 Stock 75 by Agnes-z-Garbledville Shh.. Stock by MellodyDoll-Stock
Fantasy lady 8 by Marija-Buljeta Poison Ivy 6 by Fluffybunny29stock Join the dark side 1 by StockEffect Graveyard Melody Stock I by DanielleFioreModel Mad Doctor 1 by AshenSorrow
Stock 21 by Agnes-z-Garbledville :thumb373745119:Onces upon a time 55 by inferno-sensusBaroque Stock 03 by HayleyGuinevere
Lake Tana Island by fuguestockSunrise (5) by daisytexMisty Morning by hideyoshiliu
119 by becuffin :thumb375042208: Geothermal Area 105 by raindroppe
Vv6Stock82 by viperv6 Sea - Streamy stock by streamy-stock Redwood Forest 7 by Cynnalia-StockNatur 03 by Flare-Star
Rock Stock by CriminalSpirit 100 1195 by nudagimo :thumb375031977:In the Mist 02: Lumps and bumps by fuguestock
Forest Clearing by oddmountain :thumb373138607: Rushing Waves Sea Stock by little-spaceyWave #1 by nobeatfakethor
June 2011 59 by skydancer-stock:thumb375576
Too (BLANK) Tuesday...The Fun Starts!Ladies and Gentlemen, "Too (BLANK) Tuesday" has begun! Please join me in marveling at just how cool (and wacky) my friends are...Too (BLANK) Tuesday...The Fun Starts!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Too FUNNY Tuesday
Too CATTY Tuesday
Too WALK LIKE AN...FRANKENSTEIN Tuesday
Please check out the full-size images for additional humorous commentary. And then check out the rest of their galleries for the "real stuff", because each of these artists is excellent!
And my entry for this week...
Too BIZARRE Tuesday
Howdy, Cats! Tonight I am kicking off the first of what I hope will be a weekly feature titled: Too (BLANK) Tuesday, in which I will post an image each Tuesday that I would otherwise NEVER post. The (BLANK) of course can stand
I'm back!I haven't been on here forever but I am back now! at least for a little while until I get bored of it again or get too busy lol. message me if you want to talkI'm back!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
WHEN THE KITCHEN'S CAMERA ISN'T ONWHEN THE KITCHEN'S CAMERA ISN'T ON3 months ago in Personal More Like This
You know this?
I set it to music
and threw it on youtube
Also give my lonely gallery a look over, and my fanfiction and contest here:
A fun little tickle quizIf you could rate ticklish spots from 1-5, what would you rate them on average? Here's a scaling system:A fun little tickle quiz1 year ago in Personal More Like This
? - you don't know if you're ticklish there.
0 - not ticklish at all, deadpan reaction.
1 - barely ticklish, just enough to twitch around a little and a smile.
2 - slightly ticklish, light giggling.
3 - moderately ticklish, heavy giggling to light laughter.
4 - very ticklish, moderate to heavy laughter.
5 - extremely ticklish, hysterical laughter.
Here are mine:
Behind knees: 
Feel free to add other areas, but these are the core, traditional ones. I know I've opened myself bigtime here, hehe, but I hope my bravery has set an example!
More Awesome ArtHere are a couple more art pieces from cool artists and friends who used my photos as inspiration for their work. ^_^More Awesome Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love taking images of a real model and turning them into something fantastical, and LaughingGurl and Karidurosu did just that, and an amazing job! You guys are awesome.
Uncensored Version: Reference:
Upcomming MuseHi everyone!!!Upcomming Muse7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This will be my next series here posted, with my friend and model Xiroibma, a police officer who accepted to pose for me.
Will be displayed soon here if God's willing!!!
Tough Love: How To Make A ComicOr Decide You Don't Want To After All.Tough Love: How To Make A Comic9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen comic how-to-get-started guides before, and they're all so ninny-nippled they word it like anyone can make a comic, wow, so magical and fun!
Wrong. Everyone and their pet dog has a "story" they want to "write" or "make a comic of." Face it, it ain't gonna happen for 99% of us. You gotta have self-discipline and stubbornness to get anything done. And you can't just avoid the stuff that sounds too hard. It's a package deal.
1. Having a character doesn't mean you've done anything. Maybe you've spent a year deciding on the perfect hairstyle and three years before that developing his complex personality, and technically, you spent the entirety of your high school career on him too, since he's a "redesign" of an old fancharacter--who cares! Making characters doesn't take years. In fact, you're hurting your story by keeping characters around for that lon
Art Theft: Another reason to Credit and NotifyDid you know that you can actually help protect your art from theft by crediting and notifying your stock providers? The number one most common rule to stock use is to require the artist to both credit the stock and notify the stock provider of use. As a stock provider, I can't stress the importance of this rule enough.Art Theft: Another reason to Credit and Notify3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I recently ran across a photo on facebook that was being passed around by a political group page ironically called; "Restoring America." This image contains stock used by 's dazzle-stock. There is no artist attribution or credit. It simply looks like another case of lifting an image from google.
When I saw the image, I went to dazzle-stock's stock image and sifted through the stock use notifications to see if I could find the owner of the original artwork. I went through every single link and gallery with no luck. I also searched 's main galleries to see if the artist credited, but did not notify. No luck there either. I realize that
Youtube Time!I made a few sales yesterday and decided to film myself making one of them. ^_^Youtube Time!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I filmed the making of a UFO cuff, display model seen here:
It took an hour and one half and about 500 beads.
The item is, of course, for sale in my shop.
Here is the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TckvE_bmDA4&feature=youtu.be
Next I will probably film myself making a belt, as that will be my next order. ^_^
My Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VickysKandiShoppe
My Shop on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VickysKandiShoppe
Any likes/shares/comments on my FB page are greatly appreciated.
That's all for now! ^_^
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
November Mini-FeatureI'd like to first start out with xxMindExplosionxx, who drew this amazing picture of my Fursona!!! I love it, I mean I really love it!!! Very rarely does anyone draw/make me anything, so seeing this of my Fursona just seriously put a super big smile on my face. It truly is amazing and I can't thank you enough.November Mini-Feature3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Next I'm going to feature another great artist SAINTVERSA, who I met at Shadocon 2014. He's an amazing artist and I adore his fursona Saint. I'm going to show some of my favorite pictures from his gallery, but I really recommend checking out his page!
Next I'm going to feature another good friend, because this month is going to be 'Anthro/Furry Style Features'.
So next is meowiing aka ghostys, who is a very good frie
A fallen star.If I catch a fallen star, I will hold it close.A fallen star.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will guard it with my life.
because I know it was sent from you from heaven above <3
Mac users! The cure to pen pressure in SAI!That's right, a wonderful website I found that will grant you access to having beautiful pressurised pen strokes like a PC user... http://firealpaca.com/Mac users! The cure to pen pressure in SAI!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
as a matter of fact, it's a whole different art program, based exactly like SAI! It's called FireAlpaca, and the best part is that its free! The website link: here ---> http://firealpaca.com/
Get it while you can! It's a wonderful software, and what's even BETTER is that you can save files to Photoshop .psd and finish things up there! What smart person made this? I don't know, but its sure incredible.