DW's Guide on Art CommissionsDwwrider’s Guide on Art Commissions on deviantART (last revised September 2014)DW's Guide on Art Commissions7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
This guide is based off of my personal experiences of commissioning artists on deviantART. I hope future art commissioners or artists who take commissions find this information useful. I'll try to update this guide once a year. Please look at the title to see when this was last revised.
DISCLAIMER: ***READ ME PLEASE***
All the information in this guide is a recommendation and results will vary. I wish the very best for the commissioner and the commissioned.
Table of Contents:
Phase 1: Determine the Subject/Topic of the Commission
Phase 2: Search for an Artist on deviantART and Other Websites
Phase 3: Learn about the Artist’s Commission Availability, Rules, Rates, etc
Phase 4: Screen Your Candidates
Phase 5: Communication with the Artist
Phase 6: Developing a Commission Write Up/Description with References
Guide to Writing RomanceEmpressTuiLa's Guide to Writing Romance StoriesGuide to Writing Romance4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Welcome, welcome! I recently got a request to create a guide to writing romance stories which, I would like to say is my specialty but alas I don't want to sound conceited, so I will say it is definitely my favorite genre to write! I'm no expert and this is not the definitive way to write romances, but hopefully this will give you a good idea on where to start and what to do.
Also, please do comment about what I have written and what else you would like to see! Sometimes I want to put something in but forget, or you'll have an idea that I didn't even think of and would love to put in the guide!
I would consider this the most common romance out there, two friends falling in love which is uberly cute in my opinion.
In my opinion, some of the best ways to approach this is to establish the friendship these two have, either starting the story with the two characters as friends already or have them become frien
Character Profile Form GERMANCharacter Profile Form GERMAN3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Charakter Steckbrief Deutsch
Bedeutung des Namen:
Ursprung des Namen:
Sozioökonomischer Status als Kind:
Sozioökonomischer Status als Erwachsener:
Wichtigstes Ereignis der Kindheit, das sie/ihn immer noch beeinflusst:
Andere Erinnerungen/Ereignisse, die sie/ihn immer noch beeinflussen und warum/inwiefern:
Vergangene Fehler, von denen sie/er es peinlich fänden, wenn andere davon wüssten und warum:
Größte Desillusionierungen der Kindheit:
To Girls Who Love to blame Boys for Your Problems,Dear Girls,To Girls Who Love to blame Boys for Your Problems,1 year ago in Letters More Like This
Please stop playing the victim.
Boys are not always the cause of your problems, chances are, you are. You just refuse to acknowledge it.
The more you blame them, the more bitter and spiteful you will become. Stop destroying yourself from the inside because you cannot take responsibility for the mess you've created.
Stop playing the victim. Get up and do something about it. Crying won't help, nor will hating the opposite sex.
If you're tired of being called a slut because you love breaking hearts, than stop sleeping around. If you're tired of being called a bitch, than stop treating boys like shit. If you're tired of being treated as an object, gain some self-esteem. If you're tired of starving yourself because of a break up, that's your problem. We told you to eat, but you won't listen. You only blame it one him, but who destroyed the relationship in the first place?
Whither away like the twig you are if it makes you feel better.
Problems are problems, they all have solutio
Character Analysis QuestionsThis is to help you develop your original characters, learn more about them, and and make them into more believable characters. Answer the questions as your CHARACTER would.Character Analysis Questions5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. What is your full name?
3. Hair/Eye Color?
4. Describe your looks. Any interesting things/defects/etc?
5. What were/are your parents like?
6. Do you have any brothers or sisters? How many? Older or younger?
7. What were/are some of the special occasions in your family? (holidays, reunions, picnics, vacations)
8. What is your favorite childhood memory?
9. What is your worst childhood memory?
10. What is/was your relationship with your family like?
11. What schools did you go to?
12. Are you now a member of any clubs, organizations, or religious congregations?
13. What sections of the newspaper do you read? Any magazines?
14. What do you enjoy doing most in your free time?
15. What kind of music do you enjoy listening to?
16. What have you read lately?
17. How old are you? How do you feel about
Esteemix InformationEsteemix Information2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
How it is earned
When a fairy fully believes in herself and her capabilities, and has a high self esteem of themselves, they can earn this transformation. But ONLY if they fully accept themselves for who they are.
The outfit reflects on the fairy's personality. If the fairy is loud and bubbly, there would be more 'warm' colours, like the reds, oranges and yellows. If the fairy is more of a laid back type of girl, the outfit would consist of more 'cool' colors, like the blues, greens and purples. The design of the outfit again depends on the personality. For example, if the fairy is sportier in nature, they would wear athletic clothes.
Wings for this transformation are slightly smaller than Believix wings. Again, they reflect the personality of the fairy. So if a fairy is loud and bubbly, they would have wings with a more angular shape, but if they were calmer, the wings would be rounder in shape.
Character Analysis SheetCHARACTER ANALYSISCharacter Analysis Sheet3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
PHYSICAL TRAITS / GENERAL INFO
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Main Motivation :
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Worst Fear :
Inner Conflict :
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BACKGROUND / HISTORY
Place of Birth :
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Greatest Asset :
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IQ (Intelligence Quotient) :
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Nervous Ticks :
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Greatest Achievement :
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Most Embarrassing Moment :
Trademark Phrase :
Secret Wish :
Most Treasured Possession :
I Will RiseSting Eucliffe X ReaderI Will Rise10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 1: Goodbye, my Nakama
A maroon colored cat was wandering around town, having separated from his partner in search for tonight's dinner. Both had different preferences, so it was agreed upon to buy what they wanted and take it home. Lector suddenly stops walking, eyes wide as he stares at a stand selling his favorite food.
"Sakana!" His mouth begins to salivate at the thought of his fangs digging into the fish's body.
"Would you like to buy some?" He hears a man, looking up to find him behind the stand. The man wore a tee-shirt with a white apron around his body to prevent fish blood or particles from staining his clothes underneath. From the amount of stains on his smock, the man had very good business today.
"Yes! I'll take one."
"That'll be 50 jewels."
Lector nods, checking his vest pocket for money but his face suddenly has a despaired look. He forgot to ask Sting for money when they went to look for their own food!
"I'll take two, please!" Lec
RapeI did not wear these shorts so you could sexualize my ass,Rape10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
when I say keep walking I shouldn’t have to ask,
for you to move along and advert your eyes,
which seem to be stuck on my bare thighs,
my skin doesn’t give you the right to hoot and holler,
like some cat prowling in the midnight hour,
and no I do not feel flattered,
when you talk about climbing me like a new bought ladder,
so would you be so kind and advert your gaze,
and dirty comments would you refrain.
My body isn’t here for you to fanaticize,
this isn’t a game with me as the prize,
the skirt I wear isn’t an invitation,
for you to go ahead with your vile recreation.
I shouldn’t be scared to dress as I want,
yet when showing skin you think that I flaunt,
around my body for your eyes to trace,
the pain from you I can never erase,
when your dirty taunts turn to actions,
and you violate me in the lie you call passion.
I shouldn’t have to be bundled in sweaters,
dressed to the neck in all
Potenzix: Q and AWhy do they need/earn Potenzix?Potenzix: Q and A2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Potenzus, the planet of Magical Energy, has many magical objects on it. But the most precious object they own is the Jewel of Absorption, that's hidden in the core of the planet. That jewel has the power to absorb every spell or attack you want.
Since Xinna is the witch of Black Holes, she can also absorb things in her black holes. But she can't absorb very strong attacks, so she wanted the jewel to get even stronger.
The ResQ Club wanted to help the people of Potenzus, but they couldn't come close to the jewel without being absorbed themselves. But with the power of Potenzix then can.
What is Potenzix exactly?
Potenzix is a transformation that allows you to be close to the Jewel of Absorption, without being in danger yourselve. The transformation only works on the planet Potenzus or when it's near the Jewel.
Which powers does Potenzix have?
Potenzix mostly makes your defensive power stronger. If you have Potenzix, the Jem of Absorpt
Guide to Novel Writing Focus WjaFirefly's Guide to Novel Writing FocusGuide to Novel Writing Focus3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Writing focus is a mystery to some writers. It is almost like some kind of mythical power granted by some powerful benevolent force or by training that involves many hours of sitting under a water fall. Focus isn't a mystical power but rather self-discipline to it's core. You will gain it in many hours of writing, no waterfall required. There are many things that can ruin writing focus especially within novel writing. I have read about many inspiring novel writers floundering with a lot of aspects of novel writing and focus being one of those many issues. Even though a writer might be ecstatic about writing the novel and they have a wonderful idea, they still loose focus and end up abandoning what they started. Some may try again and be successful. Others, may try again and falling into the vicious cycle of starting and abandoning. There
Is This World Coming To An End?Is This World Coming To An End?1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Bitter dreams of bitter things, future's end is near.
Prophets chant and angels shout, many live in fear.
Nations balk at Christ the king, many curse his name.
Father, Son, and holy ones, frequently defamed.
Darkened skies obscure the sun, moon becomes blood-red.
Starlit nights no longer seen, gloom appears instead.
Behold the judgment from of old, no place left to hide.
Will I live or will I die, must I take a side?
Tribulation approaches, religion's fate is sealed.
Commercialism's failure, forever now unveiled.
Politician's promises, liars without remorse.
Entertainment's values, follow the trendy course.
Satan's world is declining, demons bewail their doom.
The dark abyss is waiting, spacious her inner rooms.
Millennial rule shall follow, one thousand years of bliss.
Bow to earth's anointed king, receive him with a holy kiss.
*For a full discussion of this important subject, please see
my latest journal entry submitted on 10/7/13.
Winx Fairy ProfileWinx Fairy ProfileWinx Fairy Profile2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Realm of Influence: (What is your characters fairy power.)
• Spell name (Add description here)
• Spell name: (Add description here)
• Spell name: (Add description here)
Weapon: (If applicable. For items such as Stella’s staff.)
Transformation: (Describe your characters transformation.)
Charmix: (This is here twice depending on what people are using as Charmix. Delete as appropriate)
• Spell name (Add description here)
• Spell name: (Add description here)
• Spell name: (Add description here)
Artist Alley 101Artist Alley 1013 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
ARTIST ALLEY 101
Hi there deviantart guinea pigs! 8D I'm preparing an outline for a panel at A-kon! I have vast experience attending conventions and displaying my work. What I've written here are my total thoughts on how to do your first artist alley. It has not been made into an outline yet. What I'm needing is feedback, questions, and conversations about this information so I can decide what I might add or take away from this discussion before creating a final outline and hand out! Please help me! I'd really appreciate any comments you feel ready to leave! I am not really a comfortable public speaker, I only feel capable once I have prepared material extensively for the occasion.
Why to do an artist alley:
AA can turn a nice profit for a lot of people, but more often than not, First Con Ever is a learning experience more than a bountiful retail extravaganza. But before you shy away from losing money, consider that you'll probably pay more for a single college class and
How To Get Noticed on deviantART V2.0The tips that really work...How To Get Noticed on deviantART V2.06 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
It's been a while since I wrote one of these guides and, since V1.0 and V1.5 proved to be so popular, I feel it is about time I update my guide to getting noticed on deviantART.
So, you want to get noticed on deviantART but you're not sure where to start? You've come to the right place; pull out your note pad and pen, you'll need them.
Before beginning to read this article, ask yourself why you want to get noticed on deviantART. Do you want to play more of an active role in the community or do you want to raise attention to your commissions and make a living? Do you want to get noticed to meet more deviants, or do you want to be able to say you are "popular"? It is vital to know what you are searching for before you embark on your journey to reach your goal. This article will sh
Abilities and source of Sceptrix-transformationAbilities of SceptrixAbilities and source of Sceptrix-transformation2 years ago in Settings More Like This
How to earn your Sceptrix?
You can only earn your Sceptrix if you already have your Charmix. You earned the Charmix after overcoming your own shortcomings. If you let others overcome their shortcomings and make evil people good (again), you get your Sceptrix.
Which powers has the Sceptrix?
It's, just like the Charmix, a power-boost. But the scepter-gem and the wings can also light up to light up dark places and to expel dark-creatures.
Creating a Well-Developed Original CharacterCreating a Well-developed OCCreating a Well-Developed Original Character3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello! Welcome to my guide on the creation of a balanced, believable original character! Whether this is your first time creating a character and you want some advice on where to start, or you need to tweak your character, because you're unsatisfied with it, then you've come to the right place. In this guide you'll find details on the importance of every aspect of an OC, from something seemingly insignificant as the name to the powers of a character.
This guide can be applied to original characters of any fandom or purely of your creation for your own story! If your setting doesn't include some parts, like having abilities, you can simply skip over that section. Likewise, if I'm going into details on some specifics that don't apply to your character, feel free to skip over that as well.
Before I get into breaking down a character, let me first start off by asking you to do one thing. Get the term "Mary Sue" out of your head right now bef
A Guide on how to use HTML code on DeviantART.comIntroductionA Guide on how to use HTML code on DeviantART.com2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) is the main markup language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser . Hypertext is simply a piece of text that works as a link. Markup Language is a way of writing layout information within documents.
A method of storing data through a computer program that allows a user to create and Link fields of information at will and to retrieve the data non-Sequentially. Hypertext is the presentation of information as a linked network of nodes.non-Sequentially: Not sequential or Linear.Sequential: Succeeding or following in order. Characterized by regular sequence of parts.Link (Or Hyperlink): The traversable connection between two nodes.
An anchor is the visible part of a Link be
ImaginixWhat is Imaginix?Imaginix4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Imaginix is my original transformation for Winx Club.
When is it Earned?
Imaginix is earned after Enchantix.
How is it Earned?
Imaginix is earned by using one's imagination to overcome an obstacle.
Imaginix's power depends on how big the imagination of the fairy is.
With Imaginix, fairies can make anything they imagine a reality.
They can also look into someone's imagination and even manipulate it if they have enough power.
What are the characteristics of the transformation?
The transformation derives most of its colors from the fairy's original Winx transformation. The hair is always worn down and they are always barefoot. Outfits are usually similar but designs may vary. Most outfits consist of a short top that shows a lot of the belly and may or may not have straps. The bottom consists of skirt that slightly resembles a loincloth. Accessories consist of armbands on both arms that are always asymmetrical, as well as similar ones of the legs. Wings are not very
Opposix InfoHow it is earnedOpposix Info2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
This transformation is gained when a fairy opens her mind to the opposing force of her own power. For example, the opposing force of Fire is Water, and the opposing force of Science is Religion.
The outfit for Opposix is inspired by the fairy's opposing force. For example, if a fairy's opposing force is water, The outfit would be colored in different shades of blue, and have flowy material.
Accessories and makeup
Like the outfit, the accessories and makeup are inspired by the fairy's opposing force.
Wings are bigger than Enchantix, but smaller than Believix. They are also inspired by the fairy's opposing force.
Beauty In the Eyes of the BeholderDarling, please tell me,Beauty In the Eyes of the Beholder10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why do you always feel so alone and unloved?
How can everybody hate you
If not everyone has met you yet?
Have you ever stopped to think
Maybe everybody loves you
...But you just don't know it yet?
Why Didn't I? 6I feel the sun on my cheek. Which is weird cause I never, EVER, open my curtains. I'm hugging something soft. Smelled like strawberries. Strawberries and bubblegum...Why Didn't I? 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My eyes shoot open and the first thing I see is pink. Yes, pink. I look up and see Bonni, over me. I'm using her waist as a pillow.
"Goodmorning Marcy." She smiles. I almost say goodmorning too but I remember last night. Who she said she loves. I am also in shock as to how she got here. From surprise I jump back,
and I fall backwards off the bed with a loud,
"Oh my glosh! Marcy!" She crawls to the side of the bed and peers over me, "Are you alright?"
I groan, and touch the back of my head. It's throbbing with pain. "F-Fine..." I manage.
"I'll go get you some ice...!" She says and runs down stairs.
I sit up and think. The first thing that hits me is,
Why haven't I confessed after all this time?
I've never been so, paranoid when I'm with a girl. I'm usually over flowing with confidence! B
Indix InformationIndix Information2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
How does a fairy earn Indix?
To earn the Indix, a fairy must successfully earn the complete trust of a magical creature. (dragon, unicorn, phoenix, ect.) The creature then gives a portion of it's power to the fairy, and she will earn the Indix.
The outfit of this transformation is of a tribal style. The colours of this outfit are mainly neutral colours, bu accessories can be of any bright colour. Ribbons, leaves, beads and feathers adorn the outfit. The fairy can also have a simple hair accsessory.
Indix wings are bigger than Magic Winx wings, but smaller than Enchantix wings. They are curved in shape, and cannot have any angular bits in it
To earn the Indix, a Fairy must have her Enchantix