Travel Documents pt.1This seemed a fairly easy way to keep those of you that are interested up to speed with things in China while not filling up the inboxes of everyone else! haha
So Sunday morning, after arriving the previous night from 4 consecutive gigs in other states, I made it to at the tiny airport in my home city of Shreveport LA to find that (of course) it was overbooked! This was a wonderful start to my already convoluted journey to my final destination – Chengdu, Sichuan, China – that involved 4 flights, 4 bus rides, and countless taxis and subway exchanges.
Well I rescheduled first leg of the trip within enough time to make my second flight out of Atlanta, GA without messing up any of my other flights...miraculous!
After a quick (and I mean very quick) layover, I boarded my first ever double-decker flight!
The routing of these flights, by the way, made absolutely NO sense whatsoever lol I went from Shreveport,
Travel Documents pt.2Well they certainly like to keep you on your toes here!Travel Documents pt.22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I woke up this morning in Shenzhen to a message that said to be packed and ready to leave (in TWO HOURS!) back to Hong Kong haha. Now that the whole band is together, we need to leave mainland China and have our tourist visas converted to working visas.
I suppose now would be a good time to introduce you to the band members!
From left to right, we have: Nuno (Bass) from Portugal, Me!, Madelin (Vocals) from Cuba, Evans (Vocals) from Canada, Paris (Vocals) from the US, Claudio (Guitar) from Italy, and Keith (Drums) from South Africa!
So you can tell by now that we're a bit diverse! haha This is part of the reason why the visa process took so long! China recently changed its policy regarding giving visas to citizens of "developing countries." For that reason, Madelin and Keith were both turned away at the airport and sent back to Cuba and South Africa and told
A Quick Update:I'm headed up to Boston tomorrow, and I'll be in the area until the 17th, so if anyone wants to hang out or collaborate on anything, shoot me a message or leave something in the comments below!A Quick Update:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No updates on the aforementioned reason for learning Mandarin haha but I'll definitely let you know
Stay Classy, DeviantART!
And oh hey! I posted a new pic, haha
CLOSED - St Patrick's Green Theme Giveaway Prizes increased! More chances of winning! Yay!CLOSED - St Patrick's Green Theme Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If have gotten to know me well enough, I am sure you have come to learn that one of my favourite colours is green.
To which, embracing Saint Patrick's Day and my favourite colour; this contest is all about the color green!
1 Person will get 100 & Feature on Unforgettable-Time and Finnyanne's page
Travel Documents pt.5The first thing to do is to set the stage – literally – for our performance. Given that the stage is both circular and in the center of the club, this presented quite the challenge to ensure that everyone on stage can visibly communicate with the other players while also not having his back to too much of the audience. As I've mentioned previously, this stage…is TINY. Because of that, a bass or guitar rig is completely out of the question. We instead stuffed a small combo amp in the empty stage space behind my keyboard stand. Ultimately, I decided to only use one keyboard to save space and instead use the top rack of my stand to hold my laptop (which I use to change sounds with precision and accuracy! ...most of the time ).Travel Documents pt.52 years ago in Personal More Like This
And here's where we get to the bad news…As much as I'd really like to pretend that it didn't happen, my wonderful keyboard, my baby that I've gigged with for over 7 years was damaged during the flight. Nothing major,
Best of October 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in October, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of October 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dark Forest by elenasamkoMother and Son by darkSoul4Life
Cedar Waxwing by Andres-Cadena
The Raft. by andokadesbois
Img 7725-1 by snomanda
Like a dying rose by OlivierAccart
Relatively Newsworthy...So that's kind of coolRelatively Newsworthy...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's at least a milestone, as I will be putting my art (my music) out there for probably one of the largest audiences I've ever had! I don't typically get antsy before a show, but I have a feeling that tonight, Imma be gettin' them tingles lol
It's also my genuine hope that within a few weeks, I'll have some ACTUAL news to share with you. Some things that are definitely still in the works...but if they go through, I might need to learn some Mandarin
See you guys!
Best of November 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in November, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of November 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
New Perspectives (Part 5) by EinsilbigGlencoe by Greg-McKinnon
The Odyssey by ColinHSillerud
Be Proud by Kara-aBruarfoss by Michaelthien
Early Winter's Magnificence by MaximeCourty
Division by IvanAndreevich
Photography contest: Win over 1500 points!Hi, guys! The contest theme will be announced now. Everyone may join!Photography contest: Win over 1500 points!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme: Autumnal Leaves
Deadline: October 31, 2013
A leaf or more than one has to be involved in the picture.
Submissions need to go to the favourites-folder "Contest entries "Leaves"" in :#breathtaking-photos:. You need to be a member to submit, so join and submit your entry! http://breathtaking-photos.deviantart.com/favourites/57420437
One submission per person.
You may not change your submission, so think about it!
ONLY PHOTOGRAPHY, manipulations will be disqualified.
The jury will be me, and the winners will be announced some days after the deadline.
Important thing: The picture has to be new, taken in October 2013!
Site Update: Autocomplete to Beta TestersWhat's NewSite Update: Autocomplete to Beta Testers2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Autocomplete for Mentions (Beta Testing)
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes it easier than ever to interact with your friends! Now, when you begin typing a username after the "@" symbol, you'll see a list of deviants you +Watch and other deviants.
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dAmn It To Be Phased Out
The deviantART community is always growing and changing. To keep the site fresh and relevant, we need to focus on what's important. Recently, we've been going through site features and settings to assess usage, traffic, community reception, and how the feature helps contribute to deviantART's goals.
dAmn It, the system where deviants can submit and vote on funny quotes from
CuriousWe were the great onesCurious3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The adventurers, the strivers, the curious
It all started with me way up where none would look
And I was crazy. I was naïve. I was curious
So I looked over the edge
And I will never be able to say what I saw
I never knew anything like it
I couldn’t turn away
And I fell
My view switched to my home and the new place
Back and forth all that I could see
And then… I experienced it
This new place
And I knew all that it would bring
And I knew all that I had caused
And I died
I only got the one experience
Never again would I feel it
I wasted my life for an instant
And more would follow
They would land
They would die
Because I was first
Everything was brought on by me
All because I fell
All because I was stupid
All because I was curious
Travel Documents pt.3Thursday, we left for Hong Kong to have our collective visas converted to work visas. Everything necessary for a two-day venture was packed in just my backpack, and I was fortunately able to leave my bulky gear and luggage at the hotel in Shenzhen! But of course, the visa process marks the return of the infamous Crazy Visa Lady! lol so naturally, we were running everywhere.Travel Documents pt.32 years ago in Personal More Like This
To make things more interesting,
Since no one had prepared us for needing additional visa pictures, we were ushered to a photo booth in the train station and made to take them there while we were waiting to hop from one train to the next! Never a dull moment with these guys haha
When we arrived in HK…
It was evident that we were staying at the same hotel I mentioned pre
Site Update: Autocomplete for MentionsWhat's NewSite Update: Autocomplete for Mentions2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Autocomplete for Mentions
We've just launched an addition to the Mentions feature that makes interaction easier than ever!
When using @ to Mention a deviant or Group, a list will now appear in a menu while you type that includes deviants and Groups you +Watch, deviants who have already commented in the conversation, as well as deviants who have the exact username that you have already typed in, if applicable. This addition makes conversation more dynamic than ever, as communication becomes even easier.
Please note that this feature is only available on places where the "Add Media" button is available (comments, deviation descriptions, Journals, etc.).
The Message Center counter would consistently show one extra message. Fixed by shadowhand
Submitting text files to Scraps would not trigger Message Center notifications for watchers. Fixed by DEVlANT
Browse page settings were broken on the mobile website. F
Contest! ~ CLOSED! ONE YEAR PM!I just saw that I have reached the 500 watchers! ( Thank you! )Contest! ~ CLOSED! ONE YEAR PM!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the occasion of this, I start a little contest!
rules:-There is no specific theme, but it does have to do with water (water drops, sea, lake, river, fish, boats, anything with water/ animals living in water [ starfish, Crab & co] !)-In order to participate you have to watch me and it would nice to tell ( for example in the journal ) about the contest -The contest starts on 29.07.2013 and ends on 25.08.2013 12 PM ((CET/MEZ))-Everyone can make two entries- You submission must be all yours and if you use stock the resources should be credited in the artists comments.- This contest allows media such as:
CI Monthly Feature - #11Hello dear members of #Creation-Inspiration,CI Monthly Feature - #113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Another article featuring 200 pieces from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 38k members!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month.
There is always a time to Feature!When i started deviantart in 2011 i was so carefree , tensionless, used to be a like a free hawk , but now i don't know where to start where to end 100s of new artist arrive on DA everyone of them want points, features ,exposure, love, support, respect, fame well i would compliment Women of Deviantart are much higher in aspects as compare to ladies of Facebook with all due respect to plastic makeups , this site gives you natural men and women and there raw talents. I support and respect them as much as i can but as i said busy life ,hectic schedule, i come here i spend some time wondering should i favorite or comment or give points or should i go with birthday gifts to my friends!There is always a time to Feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In overall gesture i say thanks to all the people watching me , the people that have been my friend for like 3 years? Juno(Left Da for professional photography) , Patrick, Joe Diamonds, Kimmie
Raw-Nature Feature 31Here are just a few of the beautiful images that have been recently accepted into the groupRaw-Nature Feature 312 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Best of September 2013Hello!Best of September 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is collection of photos, i chose as the BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2013.
All photos are from Photos of 2013 I..
GIVE SOME to the Artists
10 Simple Tips for Getting Your Art Accepted QUICKIt's troublesome for all of us when we have to ask you questions and, require you to withdraw and resubmit your deviation for one reason or another. Well, this document is designed to help prevent that so we can all have a nicer day!10 Simple Tips for Getting Your Art Accepted QUICK3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. All Members:
- When you upload your art to dA, select the proper category. ex. When a member submits a drawing to our Digital Art folder, but we see that it's in dA's Traditional Art category, we will ALWAYS question that.
2. Digital and Traditional Artists:
- List the media/tools/programs and reference image links you used to create your art in your description. This is a practice of Pros, and it helps us to ascertain that your art is submitted to the proper folder.
- If your art is a photograph, and you did any editing besides tweaking, or BW/Sepia conversion then we will probably consider it a photo-manipulation. This includes selective de-coloration. Submit it to our Digital Art folder.
Raw-Nature Feature 33Raw-Nature Feature 332 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back to Raw-Nature
Over the last few weeks we've been featuring some our affiliates contests
Now here's a feature just for you
Hope you enjoy it
Please Fave/comment on this feature so that more people will see it
Travel Documents pt.4So Saturday, I wake up to a text in Shenzhen that says we are all leaving for the airport that afternoon and that everything was to be prepared for a 2:00pm departure. This was a bit of a challenge because it unfortunately no only included my luggage, but also my keyboard case (which weighs more than I do) and my rather unwieldy keyboard stand. As you no doubt have picked up by now, the drill seems to be fly like mad trying to get ready and then wait for hours on end.Travel Documents pt.42 years ago in Personal More Like This
A whopping 3 hours later than was the intended meeting time, our coordinator shows up and ushers us down the considerable front staircase to the vans that are waiting…in the rain… If I described my keyboard stand as unwieldy, I'm not entirely sure what to call my keyboard, because cumbersome doesn't quite cut it. After several minutes of attempting different angles and entry points, it was doubted that it would be able to fit into either of
Important, please read our Folder Descriptions!Don't submit here, pick the correct folder:Important, please read our Folder Descriptions!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
• This is not for submissions, this is a default folder and everything submitted to it, will be declined, and we will ask you to re-submit to the correct gallery folder. It has a separate limit, so you will be able to re-submit anyways.
• Read about why we have this folder here: http://deviantsgallery.deviantart.com/journal/About-our-quot-Dont-submit-here-quot-folder-295625401
• Finished works
• Anything that has a moving motive
• Flash animations
• Interactive games
- Exceptions: stamps and emoticons, and tutorials
Crafts and Sculptures:
• Finished works
• Handmade jewelry
• Handmade costumes*
• Other miscellaneous crafts/models
- Everything submitted to this folder has to be made by You. Photos of stuff that you only photographed belongs in "Photography"
* - Photos of humans we
Draw With Us #7 - SkinHey guys,Draw With Us #7 - Skin2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry to have disappeared for so long! I had terrible internet for a long time (which makes it impossible to search resources) and then my personal life has been a massive distraction. I have managed to take the time to write a journal for this month at least and the topic is Skin
To start with, skin colour is one of the hardest things for me to pin point on a palette. I always go too pink! So I find these swatches incredibly useful
These are tutorials are on understanding skin tone and how to use those colours
Skintone Tutorial part 5+6 by KristinaGehrmann What Skin Colors? by Smirtouille Basic Skin Swatches and Tutorial by TobyFoxArt SKIN: a tutorial - Part 1 by navate SKIN: a tutorial - Part 2 by navate
These brushes are skin specific, but you will find a lot of brush sets on DA will have one or two very useful brushes for skin
Skin Pores Brushes by nathies-stock APs Brushes: Skin Textures by NatalieHijazi Skin Texture Brushes by nathie Skin and Hair Texture Brushes by castrochew :thu
Abstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 23Einsilbig'sAbstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 233 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 23
Abstract and Surreal
.Sing this corrosion to me.
Curves and a line
Rites of pas