....i want to be awake with you at 3 am....7 months ago in Personal More Like This
sitting on the kitchen counter
and watching rain plummet to the ground.
i want to watch your hands move
while you try to explain some crazy dream you had
i want to see pollen collecting on your car
when i look out my window,
because it's been three days and you still haven't left.
i want to wear your sweater to a beach
in the middle of august
and build castles in the sand.
i want to walk through cemeteries with you
when we're supposed to be in school
and pick our favorite graves.
i want you to tell me how weird i am
with that amused grin on your lips
while you look at me like you've never wanted anything more.
i want to watch you when you're angry
while i try to make you laugh
and you try not to smile.
i want your stupid jacket
with the scuffed elbows and broken zipper
lying on my floor.
i want you to wake me up at some random hour
to show me a falling star
just outside my window. [i want to be your wish.]
Art Trivia from the internet. Believe it or notInteresting Art TriviaArt Trivia from the internet. Believe it or not1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa's lips.
2. Gothic was originally a term of criticism among the Italian Renaissance artists who coined it. The term implied that, compared to superior classical buildings, the Gothic medieval cathedrals were so crude that only a Goth could produce them.
3. On 3rd December 1961 Henri Matisse's painting Le Bateau was put the right way up after hanging upside-down for 46 days without anyone noticing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, America.
4. Roman statues were made with detachable heads, so that one head could be removed and replaced by another.
5. Paul Gaugin, the French painter, was a labourer on the Panama Canal. About 25,000 workers died during its construction.
6. In ancient times, it was believed that certain colours could combat the evil spirits that lingered over nurseries. Because blue was associated with the heavenly spirits, boys were clothed in that colour, b
PE: How to Use Masking Fluid Traditional Art WeekPE: How to Use Masking Fluid 1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I use lots of watercolors in my mixed media works and people once in a while ask me how do I paint backgrounds so that objects or characters do not get painted at the same time. I often just paint background around a character quickly with free hand, but if I want to be more precise and when there are lots of jagged edges or tiny details to go round, I use masking fluid to protect those.
Here is a little tutorial how I use masking fluid in my mixed media works! You can use same tips in your pure watercolor artworks – the fluid still works similarly.
What is masking fluid?
Masking fluid is a handy tool if you want to leave some areas unpainted when painting with watercolors. It allows you to paint freely over the masked areas so you can avoid painting around complicated characters – instead you can just paint over them.
Masking fluid made of rubber, latex, ammonia and in some case there is also pigment added on
Introduction to Printing Techniques: Part 2This is the Part 2 part of the Introduction to Printing Techniques article. The Part 1 introduced relief printing techniques, linocut and woodcut. It can be found here.Introduction to Printing Techniques: Part 22 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This second part introduces intaglio printing techniques such as collagraphy, drypoint and etching. Intaglio refers to a printmaking methods that involve making incisions on the plate which hold the ink when printing. Intaglio printing is a direct opposite of relief printing.
Collagraphy is a printmaking technique where collagraph plates are created by sticking and gluing materials onto the plate that are not bending easily, such as paperboard or wood.
The printmaker can use paint, glue, leaves, sand, fabric or anything with texture and that are flat enough to create their matrix. Think of collage! After the matrix is finished, it should be coated with
DA giveaway :D [closed][CLOSED]DA giveaway :D [closed]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lucky winners to be announced within the week
Also, the big Goldwing up for auction at the end of the week at my FB page!
Hello dear friends,
hope you enjoyed yourselves on Halloween, however you spent it!
Yes, I know it's a bit early for Xmas wreaths... but not so much maybe I come bearing double early Christmas gifts!
The first is a points/coupons giveaway here on DA, starting now
The only requirements to participate are:
being my watcher (new watchers very welcome)
faving this journal (I will use the fave list to draw the winners, so don't forget it!)
Spreading the word is much appreciated but not mandatory
Prizes for this Deviantart giveaway:
First prize -
Commissions (CLOSED)Commissions (CLOSED)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to close them for a bit until I finish the first batch that I have!
•$4 for extra character
•Max number of characters is 3
•The white border decals and 2nd border color can be chosen without extra charge (Ex: Lace decals, flower decals, with a blue border color)
✧Traditional sketchbook photo✧
•$4 for extra character
•Max number of characters is 2
•Colored and uncolored version will be given, but not a scanned version
•If you would like me to send you the traditional commission please specify (because I would need to use different paper/sketchbook with removable pages)
•If I am sending you the piece please cover shipping costs as well~!
Art Raffle! [CLOSED]Hey GuysArt Raffle! [CLOSED]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm finally in the mood of doing an Art Raffle to thank you all for your kind support , so here you go: x3
->Prize: will be an artwork with a charackter of your choice (you can also ask me to draw the OC of a friend -if they're fine with it- or also one of my own)
...you don't need to have a Ref-Sheet, I'm also fine with a description.
...I draw everything: from humans to animals to bugs, whatever~
...I don't draw too violent/... scenes and also no sexual stuff
...I choose the drawing style. It can be a ballpointpen drawing, a watercolour drawing, and so on. It depends on your OC. The size depends on the complexity of your OC the work can be A5, A4 or even A3.
->Winner(s): there will be one winner.
->How to participate:
1. You have to comment on this journal (You will get a number then)
2. You have to fave th
Where Do I Start?One of the questions we often get about Relativity is "I want to read the series. Where do I start?" The quick answer: The beginning. Below is a chronological list of all of the Relativity stories and link to the deviantART versions. To start at the very beginning, read "Episode 1 - Lost & Found." Then simply keep going down the list.Where Do I Start?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
As for the side-stories, they are not required reading, but they do offer interesting insights into the characters and their history. The easiest way to read them is to simply keep going once you reach the end of the regular episodes. If you wish to jump ahead, most of the side-stories can be read at any time. However, we do recommend that you read at least the first episode (Lost & Found) before starting them, as that will make understanding the story and characters a bit easier. That said, there are a few stories we feel
Fight Like A Girl Contest WINNERSHello!! Firstly, sorry, I am actually editing an older journal to post this because I don't want to put my pre-orders off the front of my page ehe. So some of the comments don't match up > o >;;;Fight Like A Girl Contest WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pre-orders are now open here, by the way!
Thank you everyone who joined the contest!! I got nearly 150 entries....... so it was extremely hard to choose... ; o ; I love them all and I'm very honoured to have everyone take part in this. Thank you very much!
I am very happy to now announce the winners~
From the moment I saw this entry I was extremely impressed. I am a composition-whore, and one thing I was very nitpicky about for choosing a winner was how good the winner's image will look on a page. This is everything I hoped for and more! I am really happy to have Apricot-Crown as a part of my art book, and I highly suggest everyone g
Raffle- WINNERSThank you to all who have decided to participate, I'm so glad you didRaffle- WINNERS2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The winners (picked by random.org) are:
1st place- KingfisherSilentArmy
2nd place- GhostOfTheEmptyGrave
3rd place- LindseyStyles
Since I'm the only one who offered a prize, just note me saying what you would like according to your prize :iconedyeahplz:
This group seems deserted, so I've decided to get things going with a raffle :iconyaytigerplz:
You don't have to be a member, but it would be appreciated
You must make a journal or poll to spread the word of this raffle and group, its only fun when there's plenty of people participating
Comment with a link to the journal/poll
Fave this journal, your number when faving it is what will be used to pick the winners with random.org
If there are enough participants, there will be a 4th place added
You can also donate prizes, just comment below saying
Artist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, CharcoalArtist's Toolbox: Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal
It's Artist's Toolbox again! And it wouldn't be right if we skipped an article representing traditional media For today's topic I picked Pencil, probably the most traditional of them all. Even if you thought you already knew everything there is to know about pencils, give this article a shot, it might surprise you ! Besides pencils, I will describe Graphite sticks and probably my most favorite drawing tool, Charcoal. Final part of this article is a feature of very helpful Tutorials created by your fellow deviants, don't overlook Happy reading!
✎ 1. Pencil
Tutorial Feature - TexturizingTextures are neat way to add extra punch on your artworks. They're fun to create yourself or you can use endless resources various artists here in dA are providing. If you're using textures made by other artists, always remember to read and follow their stock rules and credit your source!Tutorial Feature - Texturizing9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This feature consists of two different parts: At first I am introducing tutorials teaching how to create textures yourself; both traditional and digital methods. In the second part of this journal I am featuring tutorials advising how to use textures in your artworks. The tutorials are mainly using Photoshop to create and edit pictures but there are similar tools in most of the photoediting programs.
Creating Your Own Textures
a) b) c)
a) If you want to learn how to create your own textures in traditional way, this tutorial gives you all the advices you need. Just follow the instructions, scan the results of your experiments and vo
Fantastic Feature Tuesday #52Fantastic Feature Tuesday #521 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Please this article so it will reach a larger audience!
This is a weekly feature of amazing literature that I come by during my travels across deviantART. This is only a small sample of a vast amount of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic writers.
Just for funzies, all of today's features were found using the Undiscovered feature on the homepage.
poppy-lips, lull me to sleep,
nurse my coiling tongue with yours;
Spent half my pearls on a trip to the sea
Drank milky clear liquor from the coconut tree
dolls and wallflowers are empty inside,
and hearts constructed hastily with broken matchsticks
don't beat true
i search for ways to voice
little truths in words unspoken
People people people peopleToo many people misuse terms like anxiety disorder, panic attacks, OCD, and phobias, it's starting to tick me off. Everybody feels an amount of fear and discomfort doing certain tasks, everybody performs odd rituals or behaviors at some point, yet these people use it so casually, such that I nor others cannot take these seriously anymore; I cannot distinguish which one's are serious and which one's are from whining.People people people people1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I pretty much call bullsh** on "phobias" people claim to have on random things these days. Most of them are not even clinical phobias, and as far I understand things like "phobias of telephones" is seriously a symptom to a much bigger problem, like social anxiety. I am incredibly afraid of making/taking phone calls, it causes me to lose half my day and endless coldsweat, but I highly doubt I have a phobia of it. Labeling it just feels like an excuse to not deal with and further investigate your issue, and i
Artists open for commissions.Doujinshi Store Golden Nights Pixiv Twitter TumblrArtists open for commissions.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Portfolio Commission FAQ
1) My commission slots are full at the moment, but remember you can be adde
November kiriban event @310k Congrats RobotsWilCryMAN OH MAN!~~ the results were sOOOO close!!November kiriban event @310k Congrats RobotsWilCry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the time stamp for their messages were like 30 seconds apart ; A ; !!
thanks to both for trying very hard for this!
Look forward to December's kiriban event! ^--^v
Congratulations to robotswilcry !~ I'm gonna note you about your prize : )
if the kiriban is not reached and claimed today then the next event is after dec 15 : )
Hi guys! I'm going to try to have one kiriban prize each month so you can have a chance at a free commission! :3
(meaning, I will put the same amount of effort into the prize as I would for a paid commission, and the winner pays nothing!)
Welcome to the third month! *7*b
First, what is a kiriban?
A kiriban is a celebration event hosted by an artist. They choose a specific milestone such as 310,000 pageviews to celebrate. The winner of the kiriban is determined by who is the first person to submi
Commission Giveaway (CLOSED)Edit: The winners are :iconchoco-bunni:, :iconwarao: and :iconciibou:Commission Giveaway (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations! Please note me what you want me to draw! *^* (48hr time)
If you don't have any img references I'll choose another winner >A< ( I also do fanart)
Christmas is coming and I decided to do another Giveaway!
This time is just for my dear watchers.
I will chose 3 lucky winners!
You can chose what you would like to commission (only One prize)
♥+Fav this journal
♥Write a journal about this giveaway with the thumbs of the prizes
and a linkback
♥The winners need to have img reference for the prize, I wi
Commissions [CLOSED] I will open some commission ~Commissions [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thay will be kinda like that :
Yes i will draw only headshot and halfbody, the price are in point:
20 headshot sketch
35 headshot lineart
50 headshot colored
40 halfbody sketch
55 halfbody lineart
70 halfbody colored
~5 slots open~
- Lanahx3 (finish)
- SuzuPop (finish)
Send me a note if you are interested <3
See ya ~
OLD commission journalPlease respect the prices; they are based on the UK minimum wage of £5 per hour. I put a huge amount of effort into my art so that the commissioner and I are happy with the final outcome.OLD commission journal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*click samples for larger sizes*
edit: closed for now while I work on completing the current commissions
> Tiny Cheeb
> Soft-shade Chibi
> Front/back Chibi Reference
'Back' chibi cell-shaded = +£2
Can be used as a reference for an OC to show for commissions/art trades etc. Either white or transparent background. Commissions will not have a watermark. You can describe to me the back design details of your character for me to draw it, if it differs from how the front looks.
Commissions - OpenUmm... Yep, since I have nothing to do asides from school work..Commissions - Open1 year ago in Personal More Like This
a chibi like this ( no background ) is 100? Q w Q
Boys ( A little )
Nude ( Kinda )
I don't draw:
Hentai ( I can draw naked people though )
Weapons ( Large weapons such as staffs, scythes, etc )
There. I'll have 5 slots Q w Q
Commission SheetHere you find my prices and examples of devs I did.Commission Sheet1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Full body characters with simple background: 20 euro
8 euro for each additional char (MAX 2 CHARACTERS ALLOWED)
Half body and thigh up characters with simple background: 15 euro
6 euro for each additional char (MAX 2 CHARACTERS ALLOWED)
Chibis with simple background:
1 char: 10 euro
2 chars: 15 euro
Mini-chibis with simple background: 3 euro (MAX ONE CHARACTER)
WHAT I DON'T DO:
- Traditional (only digital for now)
- Animals, ponies, furries, anthro
- Hentai, Ecchi
New addition*: Coloring Lesson ReviewsWant to know how the lessons worked out for these previous students? Read about their experience!New addition*: Coloring Lesson Reviews1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Reviews from previous students:
How many lessons so far: 1
Comment(s) on lesson/How you felt about it:
I felt the instruction was beneficial in learning how to colour in a different style as well as general concepts about colouring I can apply to my own style to improve upon it. I really enjoyed the lesson and Jade/MzzAzn is very nice and easy to talk to!
How many lessons so far: One 2 hr lesson.
Comment(s) on lesson/How you felt about it:
MzzAzn first off is a great artist and colorist and has many styles of coloring she has taught herself to do. I chose cell-shading as my lesson topic seeing as that's what I am more interested in learning. I started out with a flat colored picture an
Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*EDIT: The winner for this giveaway is DaffoDille!! Congrats to her, and thank you for playing, everyone!Free Keychain Giveaway 2 *Winner Chosen*3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the random number: Raffle2Number from www.random.org/
And here is the journal favourites key: Raffle2Name
In case anyone is curious how I chose the winner!
I'm planning on making a small batch of keychains over the next two weeks, so I thought that I would hold a giveaway for a free one! The winner will receive a custom keychain of the character of their choosing (within the guidelines listed below). It will look something like these:
I don't offer keychains as a commission option, so this is one of the few ways to get one, other than purchasing a premade or receiving one as a gif
Love story contest CLOSEDContest is closed, voting will begin tomorrow. Thank you to all who participatedLove story contest CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will close it when I get home from school, which will be about 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard time I think)
I got this amazing idea from myself and a friend
I will be holding a contest on who can write the best, most unique love story that entertains the reader the most. Any type of writer is welcome, poetry or prose as long as it tells the story
Sorry no drawings for this, I may do that with another contest.
Just comment if you want to do it and send me a link to your submission in the comments when you finish it. I can't wait to see what you all come up with
Here are the prizes:
1st place: any type of drawing or writing from me, the winner's choice
2nd place: chibi drawing of a character of their choice or a poem
3rd place: h