How To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original PaintingsHow To Sell Your Original Paintings2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this article I will be discussing how to sell your original paintings. If your a artist you know how intimidating this can be when you've decided to venture into sales. It may even leave you with doubts about your own work, lower your confidence as a artist, and a bit fearful. Well have no fear! I have some tips from personal experience, as well as online references and advice from fellow artists that will help with your sales.
The First Step
Before we get into 'the meat' of things your very first step is Believe in yourself. Be confident about the accomplishments you've made. If your contemplating selling anything then you have to know you're good at what you do. Let that be your mantra as an artist. Understand that how you've acquired your skills, what you choose to paint, what your art looks like, and how
- Du Printemps a l'Hiver - CONTESTStorenvy shop |DA Store | Website | Tumblr- Du Printemps a l'Hiver - CONTEST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really proud to show you the first contest Alix-Aethusa and I are holding about our project " Du Printemps à l'Hiver"/"From Spring till Winter" !
What's " Du Printemps à l'Hiver" (From Spring till Winter)?
" Du Printemps à l'Hiver" is our common big project with Alix-Aethusa.
We already made fullcolor sketchbook of 150 pages about it in 2012 a general introduction to the word of Dragons of Season by showing the Four Seasons and their Masters, but also the people who lives in these magical lands.
We also made an Astrology card deck, a Calendar, a comic
Easter Eggs in the latest artwork!Hello! I thought I'd share a little of the story behind the latest artwork.Easter Eggs in the latest artwork!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's chock-full of details, but I did not release it for download or large viewing [due to nasty thieve-y folks who can't keep their hands to themselves]
This artwork says "It's good to have a friend". The story behind this little phrase is this: While I waited for the doors to open at the new years celebration we attended, this little girl was running around, she ran into me-- I gave her a smile and let her play with the little trinkets I carry around-- and after a while she gave it back, left with a friend of hers; and I asked 'is that your friend?' and she said "Yeah! It's good to have a friend, I can be yours too if you want!" and I just thought it was kind of sweet.
This little number might look familiar to some. If I wa
Quote of the Day"Why do people say, 'Grow some balls'? Balls are weak and sensitive! If you really wanna get tough, grow a vagina! Those things take a pounding!"Quote of the Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in great need of your help!I'm in great need of your help!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Can you here it? Its begging time!
I beseech all of the kindness in your heart to show your support for me in the :iconGame-Art-HQ:'s screenshot art contest that is undergoing a voting process to decide who its winner is. The voting ends today (Nov. 13th). I only got onto DeviantArt yesterday to discover the voting ends today! So a simple vote from you would be a big help. Please...
My piece looks like this~
Sincerity - [Inland: Part 4]The end of the year is heading our way.Sincerity - [Inland: Part 4]7 months ago in Personal More Like This
This year has been so strange. Strange. Horrible, emotional, real, empowering, desperate, tender, soft, quiet, sensitive. And it seems like this applies to almost everyone.
Time has felt less
have you noticed?
Have you noticed how we so many of us feel like we've lost what it is to be a child? Or maybe even lost what it is to live? I don't know why this is... other than something has changed in the air.
And I cannot stop myself from writing what I have always been writing about. I should be writing about the unrest in the world, about how I feel on certain issues, or on little stories behind my artwork-- and I've done it before; but for now, I have to write about how there is more.
They tell me that life is hard, that life is always going to be a struggle, and that there's no point in saying anything about it, because it will always be there.
What they don't know
To Sleep, Perchance, To DreamI wanted to let you know of some things. A few things.To Sleep, Perchance, To Dream1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To anyone who's trying to be -- a little something more.
Sometimes you'll get tired.
And I'm here to tell you that it's ok. That it's alright to feel a bit shabby. That's its alright to... wonder about things. To wonder if it's worth it.
I'm here to tell you that there will be nights where the forbidden option of slicing your skin may tempt you. Because you would rather feel the pain than feel the hollow nothings that gnaw at your center. But you won't. Because you won't go back. Because you are never cruel or cowardly, you'll never give up; and you'll never give in.
Because, in order to love others powerfully-- you must first love yourself.
In all your:
in all your good and b
12 Rules for life12 Rules for Life12 Rules for life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes we just need to remember what the 12 Rules of Life really are:
1. Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.
2. You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape.
3. The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship are "I apologize" and "you are right."
4. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
5. Never pass up an opportunity to pee.
6. If he/she says that you are too good for him/her - believe them.
7. Learn to pick your battles; ask yourself, "Will this matter one year from now? How about one month? One week? One day?"
8. When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.
9. If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!
10. Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship just might mean that the other person was right about yo
ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMIC2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
Urinalysis203Urinalysis2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Jack says to Mike behind him, "My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I better see a doctor."
"Listen, you don't have to spend that kind of money," Mike replies. "There's a diagnostic computer at the drugstore at the corner. Just give it a urine sample and the computer'll tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars...a hell of a lot cheaper than a doctor."
So Jack deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to the drugstore. He deposits ten dollars, and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits. Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout: You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will improve in two weeks.
That evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Jack began wondering if the computer could be fooled. He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine
New commision update and New comm series..^^First, i really want to say Thank you so muchhhh for yourr support, all the commision, fave, watch comment, ilama's,gift and everything, all of it is really means so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh to me...T_T. i always so glad to be here and can meet all of you..^^.i meet so many kind person, great commisioner, and friends...^v^.thank you so muchhhh againn...*bigg huggsss*.New commision update and New comm series..^^8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This time i just want to update my commision info,and adding a new commision type,small special size commiision..^^.i really sorry couse there's may a little price adjustment with some of the commision type...><.i really sorry for thisss...T_T.my price before is the same since the first i start opening a comm, maybe around 3 years ago...><.and i keep the price the same till now...><. but in this 3 years, there's a increment with the art material, and all the material i use is upgraded to more high quality from material from the one that i used few years ago...><.
i'm really sorry for this, really don't
Pale Blue Fan Art Contest! + Steam GreenlightYup, you heard it right~ fan art contest~!Pale Blue Fan Art Contest! + Steam Greenlight1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The theme is simple,
Create an artwork featuring any of Pale Blue Character(s)
for more detail and design of each character, visit our KS page :
Pale Blue on Kickstarter
The artwork must be in size of A4 (the orientation may be portrait or landscape) with aminimum resolution of 300 dpi.
We’ll wait your submission up until June 17th, 2014.
Selected winner will get a Pale Blue printed poster and will be featured in the artbookand in-game gallery!
Send your submission to :
And you're free to upload your works to your galleries or social media~!
Show your love toward Pale Blue and submit your best design~ Good luck!
Three Bulls......Three bulls heard via the grapevine that the rancher was going to bring yetThree Bulls......2 years ago in Personal More Like This
another bull onto the ranch, and the prospect raised a discussion among them.
First Bull: "Boys, we all know I've been here 5 years. Once we settled our
differences, we agreed on which 100 of the cows would be mine. Now, I
don't know where this newcomer is going to get HIS cows, but I ain't givin'
him any of mine."
Second Bull: "That pretty much says it for me, too. I've been here 3 years
and have earned my right to the 50 cows we've agreed are mine. I'll
fight'em till I run him off or kill'em, but I'M KEEPIN' ALL MY COWS."
Third Bull: "I've only been here a year, and so far you guys have only let
me have 10 cows to "take care of". I may not be as big as you fellows
(yet) but I am young and virile, so I simply MUST keep all MY cows."
They had just finished their big talk when an eighteen-wheeler pulls up in
the middle of the pasture with only ONE ANIMAL IN IT: the biggest
Son-of-Another-Bull these guys had ever
Last Scarlet Collection SetHi thereeeee...thank you so muchhhhh for so manyy birthday wish, for the ilama's, and the cakeeeee....XD ,XD...thank you so muchhhhhh, i'm so gladddddd to be hereee...XD.Last Scarlet Collection Set4 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this day, i also want selling this bag, Last Scarlet..^^. Like before, i'm so nervous this time too, and afraid will it goes well..>
My next mistakeThank you icewhip (Your box of homemade cookies are incredible) and many others for making this week tolerable!My next mistake6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And OrigamiSoldier for your scorpion necklace <3
FB https://www.facebook.com/SnaiLords?ref=hl where I'll be posting random WIP, thanks, or vids like this.
So I don't spam DA too much.
I-I have a plea - Pokemon XY AnimeHello, all together.I-I have a plea - Pokemon XY Anime2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very serious topic to me and I really hope you will understand me and don't rant at me. I mean this extremely serious and I hope to get respected in that point.
I can understand many people of you think they could discuss with me about the Pokémon-Anime.
WRONG - ALL ALONG
Some things first:
I only watch(ed) the Anime when Misty is(/was) in it or mentioned.
If I'm interested in the Anime I want to watch it by myself and without spoilers or -even better- stupid rumors going around, only people "see what they want to see".
I don't want to come into conversations where my most favorite shipping is challenged.
I don't care what shipping-things go on in the Anime. What counts is the thing I'm in my heart and I don't f*cking care if it is canon or not! To me it IS canon.
I'm still only interested in Pokémon season 1 and 2, even not 3, 4,
And the Word of the Day isFrancophile (or Gallophile)! An individual who has a strong positive predisposition or interest toward the government, culture, history, or people of France. :iconfrancisplz::iconstudmuffinfranceplz::iconchibifranceplz::iconfrancerapefaceplz::iconfrancesparklesplz::iconfrenchwhineplz::iconfrenchsquealplz::iconfrancehankieplz::iconfrancebuttplz::iconpervyfranceplz::iconceilingfranceplz::iconamourbeamplz::iconlelurkplz::iconpantyfrance-plz::Iconfranceloveplz::iconfrancegimmegimme::iconbonnefoyplz::iconfrancisgasmplz::iconfrancetantrumplz::iconfuckmefranceplz::iconhetaliafranceplz::iconwtfranceplz::iconwaitorfranceplz::iconfrancecomplainplz::iconceculplz::iconfrancisbonnefoy::icondramaticfranceplz::iconsupersexyfranceplz::iconlesexyfranceplz::iconfrancemuahplz::iconhappyfrancisplz::iconohfuckfranceplz::iconfrancestick1plz::iconfrancestick2plz:And the Word of the Day is2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have a Francophobe (or Gallophobe) – someone who dislikes all that is French. :iconbrowbeamsplz:
About Commissions ~~~~ COMMISSION ~~~~About Commissions5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can draw...
Original characters OK!
Fan art OK!
Animals, Gijinka, Shonen ai, Soft Yaoi, Soft Yuri OK!
Monsters , Pokemon , Fakemon OK!
Mechanic, Weapon, Armor OK!
No Hentai! No Mature content!
[Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue] I'm good at drawing Pokemon and monsters.
[Bullet; Pink]Please read! [Heart]
[Bullet; Blue] I'll send a sketch and color sketch for edit.
[Bullet; Blue] Please do not be too much picky T ___ T , I'll do my very best in every picture. Thank you! ^___^
[Bullet; Pink]How to Order
- Send note to me.
- If you have no deviantart account, send message to my Facebook here, https://www.facebook.co
Where Are The Lemons?Recently someone has been reporting my stories for being Pronograpic Lit. Why now?Where Are The Lemons?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not just me eather. Lemon Contest winners also had their stories deleted.
Why have a Sexual Content Warning option if they just remove it?
DA can have PHOTOS of naked women with out the Sexual Content Waring on them and they get called Art and not porn?!
Also, Fix your settings. The Warnings don't work if you allow that to be seen without the warning.
Aperantly it's this guy: http://ev0net.deviantart.com/
Who has been reporting the lemons.
Turns out: http://ev0net.deviantart.com/ Is just a hippo reporting people for using others images.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsPhotoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
IT'S HERE IT'S HERE!!!The official SUB for Hetalia Beautiful World ep.1 is finally here! Thank you FUNimation!!! Here's the link for those of you wanting to watch it! http://youtu.be/F5Yf9LapL-MIT'S HERE IT'S HERE!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's Play a Game Shall We? - Branching FanficRating: PG to PG13 depending on route. R18 if you get perfect score :iconyoucardplz:Let's Play a Game Shall We? - Branching Fanfic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summary: Ivan coerced Yao to play a game with him. If Yao wins, Ivan will leave him alone. If Ivan wins....Well, let's just say Yao won't be sitting down for a couple of days ;D
GO HERE TO VOTE ON THE LATEST POLLhttp://rochu-squad.deviantart.com/journal/poll/
**please note that your votes only count if you vote in the poll
I'll be posting up polls with part of the story and there should be 6-10 options. The option with the most vote will be selected to continue the story (i.e. In the first poll "Ask me in person. I'll give you my answer then" won at 55%. The second poll begins with Ivan responding to the the statement "Ask me in person".)
This means that each option has a specific route. Choose correctly and you'll be rewarded with a good ending. Choose wrongly and you'll end up with a bad ending D:
Suggestions on where the fic should go
Pricing Your ArtworkThis is probably one of the things that is most confusing for up-and-coming Artists, and even on occasions for those that have been in the industry for a while.Pricing Your Artwork2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have to be realistic in your approach to pricing work and take into account a number of factors that affect the end price of what you create.
You must also be able to assess your Art world qualifications, the time you have been in the business, and yes I do say business, as what Artists don't understand is that the majority of people that invest or purchase your work are generally going to be left-brained people, the ones that went out and made business as part of the creed for life.
Do you think you are as good as Picasso or Dali and if so, do you think you are going to get prices in the millions? Not a chance, so be realistic with your pricing.
One of the things that prevent an Artist from looking at their work objectively is their ego. Some people in the Art world have got some ginormous egos.
I'm sure you have come acro
You're Special~Today is Valentine's Day and whether or not you have a valentine, I want you all to remember just how special you are. You are all special and unique in a beautiful way and I have come to care for so many of you even those I don't know, you too are special and though it can be hard to believe that sometimmes, try to believe in that today at least~You're Special~2 years ago in Personal More Like This