Your Dream MapMy friend has dragged me out for coffee meeting and inspired me with very creative, motivating idea- to create your Inner Map of Dreams, which was based from the coaching workshops.Your Dream Map1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is a part of your inner self training, organizing what is going on in your mind and a little step with your "Personal Legend" pathway. After doing that small excerise, I've felt so pleasant in myself like floating in clouds despite of my grumpy mood, by imagining that I already did what I dreamt for. After all, it's really fun to do :]
What you have to do is to collect pictures (anything, from magazines, photography or even artwork; you can cut out from magazines or print them out) that represent your thoughts, passions and what you want dream to do/or to be.
Find your life inspirations.
Cut them out and glue everything on your piece of paper. That paper sheet is your MAP and you'd have to fill your map with your "dreams". Those cutout pieces are parts of your dreams, i.e. pict
Despicable Me 2 WinnersDespicable Me 2 Winners1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
In the "Despicable Me 2 Minion Fan Art Contest," we asked you to join the Minion Nation and create your own unique Minions in any environment. The three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured in movie ads on the deviantART homepage, and each winner will receive $1,000 USD and a copy of "Despicable Me 2" on Blu-ray. Congratulations to everyone who participated, and may your Minions serve your devious deeds well!
New Website!Hello lovelies!New Website!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just a quick update to announce that my new website is live! You can find all the usual artwork and a nice resource section listing all the tutorials, videos and time-lapses available to download. charliebowater.co.uk
I was thinking about adding an FAQ but then I remembered people don't really read those things... or do they?
Hi everyone! You might remember last year I released my Skillshare Character Concept Art class and that went down a storm, over 2000 of you signed up for it and it received 100% positive revi
What program did you use to draw this?Ok so since I get this question on nearly every drawing I upload and I am to lazy to copypaste/rewrite what program I always draw something in and I have examples in my faq's, I will make a bigger list here with examples.What program did you use to draw this?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
My style of art sometimes changes depending on my programs and I will post some obvious art drawn in each of the programs I use.
And here are the brushes I use just to throw that in here aswell
Adobe Flash Cs3
MOST of my cartoony art, with lineart and gradient art are made in flash. ANIMATIONS are also usually made in flash.
Adobe photoshop cs3 [Star!][Star!]
Anything that is painted, or has a special brush to it is made in photoshop. Sketches are a
UPDATES!ArtsauceUPDATES!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wooot! If anyone are curious why so much colors in my art lately, I am just taking a break from work. Colors make me happy though, and I am trying not to draw, but since I love drawing that is hard >.< Anyway so for people who have bought commissions do not fret! I am just having a tiny break from work and will continue finishing your orders as soon as my break is over. So if you are wondering why i am pooping out colors and fishies that is why xD. Its just good to take some breaks some time and just design crazy colorfull stuff.
I have not really talked much about this yet but I finally found a better home for my budgie suppe. I felt so sorry for her having to stay here when I had so much work to do the last month and since I got another job aswell, less time would be spent at home. So I wanted to find someone who had time for her, and I DID. I found a lady which had been a breeder before and she knew so much about budgi
Ask me!I nowadays receive a lot of questions on my profile, in my private messages. And get tagged in a lot of journals to answer a list of questions (and reblog -- which I rarely do for obvious reasons). I usually lack time to answer everyone in person. That's why I decided to make a journal in which people can ask me questions that I will 100% answer.Ask me!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Max. 2 questions per person (to give everybody a fair chance)
Questions can be about anything. About me, my project, my characters or my art equipment
I will refrain from answering questions that I deem inappropriate.
Tip: You might wanna check the comments for questions that are already answered.
So if there's something you've always wanted to know:
Bring it on!
I AM BACK 8D8D WOOOO I am back from my vacation in Denmark with Pax-Nemesis and her family! I shall share some stuff and some pictures from the trip and then I will write some updates at the end!I AM BACK 8D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
AFTER many hours of train, boat and then a carride across denmark we were finally there 8D At the bottom of denmark by the border of Germany! WOOT. My legs were pretty dead after sitting for so long without much movement! And we saw so many EAGLES wtf denmark. It was awesome! 8D
Denmark Y U SO FLAT? >8D anyway! I love how all the towns and cities has so much trees, and im not talking small ones, I mean HUGE TREES all over, its so cozy ;A; I would totally love to live there. So much nature :'D We didnt drive through the biggest cities though xD but the ones I saw I loved. I were super sleepy the first day so I dont remember much xD.
8D With me were ofcourse Alexandra(pax) and her two brothers and their girlfriends, and her mom and her boyfriend. We had a blast buying lots
Getting DeviantArt pointsJust a short journal to answer one of the questions that I get a lot.Getting DeviantArt points11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First of all, it's important to know what exactly are DeviantArt points?
DeviantArt points are a currency that is used on DeviantArt alone. In this website, you can buy points, you can get them, collect them, and buy things for them. It's basically the DeviantArt equivalent to money. Which might come in useful because even for those that don't have a credit card or Paypal account, it is now possible to get a premium membership. Points can be either bought, or gotten for free from other members. There are many ways to get them. I will list a few here.
Most obvious one: Buy them for money. You need credit card or Paypal, though.
Trade them for llama's. your-username.deviantart.com/badges/ will list people that'll trade llama's for point on the right side. Give that person a llama, and you'll get some points. It's
PLAGIED ART, NEED HELPPLAGIED ART, NEED HELP10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Issue is resolved ! Thank you so much everyone ! It wouldn't have been possible without your support >____<!! Thanks a lot again !!
Hello, I have no choice than ask support from my watcher.
My digital painting "overlapping the twilight" got copied by a russian painter that is selling it (and print as well if I understood well) over 1000€ (~1400$). The person refuse to respond to us, and delete all the message about this illegal copy. ALSO, I'M NOT THE ONLY ARTIST BEING PLAGIARISED, there's ton of painting, and I'm sure you'll reconize someone else's art too ! If you know the original artist, contact him please !
the original one : http://elk64.deviantart.com/art/Overlapping-the-twilight-368166865
HOW TO HELP ?
This mean the website is in russian, but you can help me! You can connect to the site via fb, the log part is in top
Tutorial - How to Paint EarsWhats up guys, first vid of the year is going to be...... AWWWWW YYYEEAAHHH how to draw ears!! lolTutorial - How to Paint Ears1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is, let me know if you have any question!
Challenge me, art-wise!It took a while to realize that, no matter how pretty the last few sketch-dumps where, I wasn't really learning anymore.Challenge me, art-wise!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sometimes a large user-base just feels like pressure. And pressure makes it feel like you can't afford to fail anymore. And you'll stay inside your comfort zone. And with result. Last years improvement was close to non-existent. But I realize now that staying in my comfort zone will not get me anywhere.
The lack of improvement and recent login issues made me think. So I went back at where I came from. I took a pencil and started sketching again. Real, ugly sketches, with a lot of wobbly lines and such. Anatomy, dogs, and various other things. I realize now; I want to keep this up. Really. I want to draw things that are (slightly) out of my comfort zone, in order to learn.
And I want you
I am __% similarSomeone a long time ago asked me to make a new one of these xD so I guess here you go. ~I am __% similar1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. I have over 20 plants in my room 
2. I clean dust of my plants 
3. Im unable to take care of cactus's 
4. I have more than 5 pets that I owe 
5. I find geology super intresting 
6. I love watching documentaries 
7. I watch mlp fim and love the show 
8. I own a green carpet 
9. I love insects 
10. I sleep forever :C 
So far =
11. I bring my sketchbook werever I go 
12. I cannot go many days without drawing 
13. I usually wear loose clothing 
14. I rewember most of my dreams 
15. I love watching musicals 
16. Blood and gore in movies do not affect me 
17. No movie scares me 
18. I have watched mama mia the movie more than 5 times 
19. I find fish to be one of the most intresting pets 
20. I can listen to the same song for hours 
So far =
21. I eat my fingers bloody (not nails) :C 
22. I LOVE mushrooms on my pizza 
23. I do not like cake or cookies
Hey look there is a cool Nuzlocke Wikia nowEveryone who has time should contribute (From a quick glance there's a couple pages up but there should definitely be more)!Hey look there is a cool Nuzlocke Wikia now2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might do some stuff there after exam week is over.
For those who are wondering about commission statuses (for those who have paid for a commission), do not worry! I am on various sketch stages of them and I will hopefully send you guys a notice about them soon. I have 3 waiting on the list at the moment.
Also, here's a random kinda-old Nina sketch. Hm I wonder why she looks different....
PS: If you want to commission me, please refer to this journal entry!
FYI: Follow me on twitter and I will post all update preview tweets via #nuzlocke tag!
The profile picture issueYep. Another rant. It all started a few weeks ago.The profile picture issue1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Apparently there was a topic on DA's forum that was about "profile picture whoring". I honestly didn't know such a thing existed, let alone it would be allowed on DA (artists shaming, isn't it?). I don't even know the URL anymore, neither if it was removed by the mods or not. How I got to know about this topic, you ask? Well, I was tagged. Apparently my current profile picture was posted by someone in the topic, who obviously forgot that I would be mentioned when the picture was posted. The idiot :')
Anyhow. I understand DA's culture nowadays. While I can still remember the days on the internet in which you were only a written username with some text, nowadays the internet is all social media. And social media is full of people screaming for attention. Showing pictures of themselves, just to show how pretty they are and how much their lives are better than yours.
Smushey's 1000 Points Giveaway! (ENDED!!)Rules of the giveaway -Please read!Smushey's 1000 Points Giveaway! (ENDED!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-You must do a new journal entry including a link to this journal.
-You must comment below with the link.
-You must be a watcher of mine.
Follow these rules and you will have a chance to win!
<FIVE LUCKY WINNERS WILL GET 1000
Winners will be announced later! This will take a while!
2DS and Affleck as BatmanGoodness, I go away for a little bit and the whole internet freaks out.2DS and Affleck as Batman1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, like many, I think the Nintendo 2DS is pretty stupid. But where others go on to criticize Nintendo and screaming bloody murder, I chose to just let it slide because the Nintendo 2DS isn't meant for me so I don't really care one way or the other.
See this is the problem I see with people who bitch and moan about Nintendo. They treat every single announcement like it somehow personally affects them, when usually it's an OPTIONAL thing they don't have to even deal with. Remember during the casual vs hardcore wars of the Wii era and people decrying Nintendo for adding the option to let Luigi play a level of NSMBWii if you failed too many times? Brilliant idea that ensures that players that work at it succeed and never see the option, and players that are duly frustrated after dying X number of times are allowed to still proceed but at a cost. But nope, that announcement was treated a
ImprovementOver the years, many people have asked me for how long I've been drawing. While it's true that I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I was never that serious about it. In a sense, you can ask yourself if I was any serious on art altogether. Because, in the end, all kids draw. I think most people can remember making drawings in grade school. Because it's something kids do naturally. Depicting the world around them with images. The beautiful thing is that kids have no fear. They just draw whatever they like, and are usually happy with it. It isn't until the age of 10 or 12, that the outside world suddenly expects you to be either good at something, or stop doing it. It's at that age that we become self cautious about drawing. And therefore it's around that age many kids eventually stop drawing.Improvement10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I came to that age as well. I have to admit... it kicked in a little late on me.
For those that wonder what I'm talking about; those are the 2 years I stopped
IS it an open species?!?TO CLARIFY BEFORE ANYONE READS since some people have a tendency to twist my words into their own meaning, if you are uncertain about something, ASK before assuming.IS it an open species?!?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This does not support theft of anything! I am just stating my opinion on the matter. Thank you and might this read give you some insight on some matters.
IS it an open species?!?
This question. Every. single. time. I. design. something.
nononoononononoooooooooooooooooo xD sTAHP witht he whole SPEICIES thing. I have stopped making species, I make cartoony made up fantasy animal/creature designs, they might look like species, but I do not claim them as such. Fantasy digital creature is a good name for it. This whole species fad going about is crazy.
When you buy my designs however you can make it into whatever you want xD if you are into speices and all that. If I make species with lots of species information, I tend to make them open. (mothlems being me trying to do a closed species again and I just nope
ART AND POINT RAFFLE! (CLOSED.)EDIT:ART AND POINT RAFFLE! (CLOSED.)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The winner is...
Thank you everyone for joining!
(If you won, PLEASE send me a note or something, letting me know you are active. If you don't in 4 days, I will redraw.)
So I have decided to hold a raffle this time instead of a giveaway.
So I have a lot of sponsors this time around, which is really exciting as well! c:
So the rules for this raffle is this.
1. You must be watching me! (If you already are, ignore this. Also don't un-watch me after! I will be holding a giveaway soon when I get 150 or 200 watchers!)
2. Spread the word! Put my giveaway in a journal or a poll and link that journal to here in the comments!
3. FAV THIS JOURNAL. I cannot stress that enough... So many people forgot the last time in my giveaway. SO PLEASE JUST FAVE I T.
4. That's it! Once you do all this I will give you a number and that's it!
How to earn extra raffle tickets.
1. Watch the follow sponsor. You will get ONE extra ticket! c: I WILL be checking to see if you followed thr
Ask me what you want me to drawI always wanted to do this kind of thing. Drawing some drawings of what people ask for.Ask me what you want me to draw1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So whatever you want me to draw that I agree to, I'll draw.
Here's a list of TV shows and Movies I'm okay with drawing for you:
Invader Zim, Most Disney Classic cartoon movies and shows, The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy, Angry Beavers, Evil Con Carne, Darkwing Duck, Seth Macfarlane cartoons, Animaniacs, The Powerpuff Girls, Tiny Toons, Trick R Treat, Pokemon from the first generation, Teen Titans, 2 Batman cartoons from 1992 and 2005, Quack Pack, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Disney's House of Mouse, Recess (TV series), Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian, The Proud Family, Kick Butt
Christmas Giveaway! CLOSEDEDIT: Winners have been announced here:Christmas Giveaway! CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yay it's the holiday season and everyone is giving gifts and.....I thought, "Let's have a little giveaway!" So because I used up so many points on that contest (2168 actually ) this giveaway won't be too too big unfortunately....
You must be -ing me! I will always have giveaways and contests in the future so if you want a chance for more points, I would say don't unwatch me
Make a journal or poll about this giveaway and post a comment with the link to it. Sorry I know everyone hates doing this, but it's good to spread the word!
And that's it!
1 month Premium membership (or 396 )
A free commission of any choice from my commission journal
A year long feature on my profile
[Point Right]2ND PLACE:
A 3 month feature on my profile
Commissions(New)Commissions(New)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Normal sketches 5 points
Messes sketches 3 points
Sketches w/backgrounds 10 points
Outlined sketch 12 points
Slightly shaded sketches 15 points
Detailed shaded sketch 18 points
Colored sketch 19 points
Digital drawing 20 points
Digital drawing with shading 25 points
Digital drawing with background 28 points
Digital drawing with background with shading 33 points
Minimal art 10 points
Minimal commission example by DancingWithAShadow
Custom 10-30 points
Custom by DancingWithAShadow
Icons are 5-15 points
Colouring Book Digital Release! (Over 30 linearts)Hello, everyone!! So I've been thinking about it for awhile, but I'm finally re-releasing my colouring book digitally! \o/Colouring Book Digital Release! (Over 30 linearts)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Originally this was a book I released in 2012, which came in physical book format and included a copic marker tutorial, which I still have up in my shop for sale.
But now it is available in my shop via digitally! \o/ So no shipping costs, plus you get the high res versions of all of the files! Plus, it's down 50% from the physical copy *uwu* (And the copic tutorial is included as well!)
The book includes over 30 linearts which I drew in 2012, so they have a lot more of my shiny-desu style (lol).
The files come