How to Write Helpful Critiques/ FeedbackNow that I have been looking at several literature pieces a week, there aren't a whole lot of comments that provide the writers with feedback. So here's a guide that I thought might be useful for some people on how to provide helpful feedback and critiques.How to Write Helpful Critiques/ Feedback2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Before I begin, I would like to say that I have been a part of a wonderful writing group for the past four years. The writing club is where I first learned how to do a critique. I have also been taught some critique techniques during my college studies. In addition to the writing club and college classes, I have been doing my best to leave helpful feedback and critiques here on deviantART. This guide is based entirely off of my personal experience. As I think of more tips, I will be editing this guide.
Make sure to respond to any questions they have asked in the artist's descriptions.
Be sure to find out how experienced they are a
kitsune birthday contest (180$ in prizes )(sorry for my bad English)kitsune birthday contest (180$ in prizes )6 months ago in Personal More Like This
thank you very much for visiting this journal
This is a little drawing contest only for my friends and watchers
The objective of this contest is wish me a happy birthday in a drawing
using any of my original characters
or your original characters
Here are the rules to participate:
1-You can use my original characters and your original characters
Visit my gallery of original characters
choose the characters and send me a note
2-the commissions for other users do not participate in this contest
visit my commissions gallery
3-Ask me first before you making the drawing
(is just a precaution
maybe you chose a character from another user)
4-the ecchi and hentai are welcome in this contest
but is optional in your drawing
5-the deadline i
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
I Think that I Shall Never See"I think that I shall never seeI Think that I Shall Never See2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Behind the Billboard by DiLynnRing
New York City by stareater
Time Square by fallingslowly47
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
billboard. by IRiseWithMyRedHair
A Stairway To Oblivion by aegiandyad
billboard hosepipe by SpanishJohnny
Buldozah by indajazz
I'll never see a tree at all."
Urban Camping by 5isalive
-- Rhyme by Ogden Nash
Commisions + Points~Just need to move the journal.....lazy to go back the piles of past journal to get it...Commisions + Points~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Updating with some points commission zD~
copy pasta edito!!~
Need some cash for dem virtual gaming cash!!!!
100 pts = $ 1
Bear in mind that i'm a SLOW worker so....please bear with me.............bear puns haha
Note me with ya request .
Sadly no more than one characters. Its just....too much for me :iconcryforeverplz: quality reduction.....SERIOUSLY taxing
Implied hentai/porn ???? :iconheplz:
Fanart but not listed at the Won't Do List
Human with animal features
Not listed in the Won't Do list? zD
Preferably female or.....'femalish??' char
Preferably you picked the half body instead of full.......:iconotlplz:
Won't be DOING
Pure hentai/porn ( maaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe)
Naruto/Bleach ( seeing them tooooo much)
'+' = with
Why You Should Still Be Experimenting As we began our trek into the world of art most of us spent a decent amount of time experimenting to find our niche.Why You Should Still Be Experimenting2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
But for many artists, once they find their place and style they often stop listening for any other callings.
What Exactly do You Mean by "Experiment".
Trying new things - of course we should experiment and text our tools, that's one of the first steps to becoming an artist in learning what you're working with and how to use your resources and tools to produce the best outcome for your art. What this article is about however is going outside your style and technique.
Why Should You Experiment?
Experimenting is a crucial part of learning. It's also a giant piece of expanding, improving and adding to what you already have. Imagine if the first thing you created was all you ever did. I'd be taking photo after photo of the sunrise: two problems with that are I'm not a mining person
SpeechlessSeriously. The sheer horrifying nature of the internet has left me speechless for now.Speechless1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I live in a free country, where freedom of speech is an important matter. A long while ago, when I was still young and at school, we learned how to do a proper discussion in class. We were learned that provocation isn't that bad to get a message across, but that you should always have at least some respect for the people you discuss with, and talk with them with calmness and reason. If you lose your temper, you lose the argument. That's what I've learned.
The reactions I got on my last journal, however, have left met both sad and speechless. Because I'm unable to grasp how people can be so downright insulting towards a fellow human being. To a member of the same website....
My journal wasn't meant to tell people how much I hate fanartist. Because... I don't really hate them. I just feel sad about how hard it is to get attention for original work in the sea of fanart ou
Won't Receive Points? And Convert Points to MoneyJust some quick tips~Won't Receive Points? And Convert Points to Money1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I often see people saying the commission widget won't work
or saying they didn't receive and lost the points when taking commissions using it.
This is most likely NOT a bug!
When using the commission widget, the points you earn will be showing
in your earning page instead https://www.deviantart.com/account/earnings/
Hint: This is also where you are able to convert
your points to money if you have Paypal ;>
I have seen people having this problem countless of times,
so I thought I could write a quick journal and hopefully it can
help the few people who had this little problem
and are reading this
Approvals and Tickets and Fraud, OH MY!Hello again, everybody!Approvals and Tickets and Fraud, OH MY!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
For this article, I thought I would go into some detail as to what I do here at deviantART. You've seen my recent articles so you know I'm getting more involved in the printscommunity group, but otherwise I may as well be an anonymous $admin. I'm going to explain the different parts of my job, focusing mainly on my prints duties specifically since that's why you're all here, right?
Did you have a print that was rejected within the past year and a half? There's a pretty good chance that it was me who did it.
So... Awkward. Sorry 'bout that!
That is one of the main reasons why I have been doing these articles. The more information I can get out there about creating a quality print product, the less I will (hopefully) need to reject and the more we all can sell!
When Prints are Approved
I wish we had the staff so that every print could be viewed and approved the second it was submitted to devi
DeviantArt memeOkay... after being tagged for the 9234792374892374th time, I'll just join.DeviantArt meme2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just kidding. It just felt like fun... doing this meme again after so many years. And perhaps some of my new (recent) followers are interested in getting to know a bit more useless little facts about me
1. How did you join dA?
I had this friend in high school that had an account on DeviantArt back in 2002 or 2003 or so. But back then both DA and my internet connection were slow as hell, the page loads took ages, and I kept scolding him "Can't you show me any of your drawings that aren't on that crappy slow website!??". Back in time I used to have my own website for my art and story's. It was really common to have your own site in that time, as there were no social media websites or whatsoever and back then all of us internet people were programming nerds (or so I like to pretend -- to make me appe
16 Pugs in Costumes to Chase Away the NightmaresLet's take a break from the Nightmare Fuel and look at something cute.16 Pugs in Costumes to Chase Away the Nightmares10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Christmas Pug 2012 by check-out
Pumpkin Pug by dosecreative Agent F, reporting for duty by MonsterBrand
Halloween Pugs VI by LDFranklin
OC Contest CLOSEDOC Contest CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
THEME: The object is to draw any of my OCs that I picked out for you to choose from.
So first off ill give you the rules:
You can draw up to TWO characters per image As long as their from the same group.
You can submit any amount of entries. Dont think that it would up your chances though. Im basing it on quality over quantity.
Your allowed to draw chibis, halfbodys or fullbodys.
Being a contest I will pick the winners based on color, effort, and that the OC(s) are in character.
I have many different OCs so theres something for everybody.
If you have more questions make a comment and ill easily answer you.
The drawing has to be 100% yours.
Im picking 3 of my OCs from each group. ;3
[Bullet; Pink]LAURY[Bullet; Pink]
Super form*The zipper spirals around her*
A girl who finds a special robot that
Artists Beware + A Chargeback FraudHello Lovely people,Artists Beware + A Chargeback Fraud2 weeks ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today, I stumbled upon several journals by members who all got scammed by one person. Pixlett / ToxicMutagen (who deactivated their accounts today) scammed more than 3,000 USD from more than 20 artists by filling chargebacks just after a while from paying for adopts or commissions. And apparently, they can do the same with points too.
image from witchpaws
I can't really do anything but to share this with you in hope you won't get scammed by this person.
Here are some journals written about this issue:
And your points aren't safe:
This is a great journal on how to prevent these chargebacks. Check it out:
Feel free to spread this around.
Help me out.......... Like I said, IF YOU'RE NOT SERIOUS, PLEASE DON'T WASTE MY TIME.Help me out...1 week ago in Personal More Like This
here are new items I added are leftover kancolle USBs/flashdisk in shape of card!!!
One USB / Flash disk 8GB is $15. Double sided different design.
One set will be $60, will rewarded with bonus Badge of random kancolle characters.
Shipping will be $9,8 to USA , $8,5 to Europe places, $6,5~$7,9 to ASIA/ SEA countries.
*Credit card problem CLEARED. Thanks.
Here are the proofs the actual cost of the book. (US$15~US$17.5)
And proofs that I have been dying to send the packages. AND actually sent most of it out.
Only $18 gathered so far. Ha ha. Good luck me for looking a needle in a pile of straws!
Who knew things will turn out this way for me hahahaha.
Other than that.
This song is good for rising my spirit ,
HAPPY MEN'S DAY!!!You heard it right! Men's Day!HAPPY MEN'S DAY!!!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Originally, February 23 was known in the USSR as 'The Soviet Army Day'; after the Soviet era, it was renamed to 'The Motherland's Defenders Day' and was primarily celebrated by the army ranks. Nowadays, it has broadened its range and right now Feb, 23 is celebrated in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other post-Soviet countries just by everyone who belongs to the male gender.
Ladies, don't worry - you will be dearly congratulated on March, 8
Gentlemen, well... CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Let's celebrate with a manly feature from my 'Artistic Badasses' folder!
For roadkilll999 by Dirgess Pfhor fighter by Deimos-Remus The marine by Deimos-Remus Mister Chief Plays Gnop by pyra Crabs in the System by Caria
How to cope with Art BlocksAlmost every single artist has at one point or the other in their life lost motivation, inspiration or even both and without the knowledge of how to deal with what we then call an Art Block, it can take a long time to overcome this lack of artistic drive. A time that might otherwise be used for further improvement and personal artistic growth.How to cope with Art Blocks2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So today I would like to give you a few tips on how to defeat an art block. There is no definite guarantee to either of them, as everybody experiences their blocking differently but maybe you can at least find small suggestions that will eventually help.
Inspiration is literally everywhere, you just need to open your eyes to see it.
We can find inspiration through:
Letting your favourite books, movies, series or games inspire you is always one of the most obvious ways. Fan Art is a good way to retrieve inspiration because most of all y
Did You Know - Thumbs CodeThumbs CodeDid You Know - Thumbs Code5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Whenever you do a feature or maybe want to link to a certain deviation the thumbs code is a very handy feature. It allows your viewers to see a smaller version of what you are referring to directly.
But did you know that there are several ways to make thumbs appear?
The most common way is to grab the thumbs code from the sidebar of a deviation.
That way you will get a little preview no bigger than 150x150px.
Another thing you can do is to create a big thumb. For that you just need to add 'big' to the thumbcode, like :bigthumb###:
For our example it will look like this.
Big thumbs will get no bigger than 300x300px.
Alongside those and thanks to AddMedia and Sta.sh you also vary the size on your own.
Either choose deviations from the AddMedia sidebar and make use of the transformation corners or use this code
Commissions: CLOSEDCommissions are CLOSED for a long time:Commissions: CLOSED4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Except for those who have a discount.
Thigh-Up Drawing: $15.00/1500
Extra characters: $5.00/500
I Also Do Ecchi/Hentai Drawings. (Note For Examples)
If you dont want a drawing submitted anywhere its $5.
Extra characters: $3.00 /300
1. neorune117 2/3
fear and struggles"if you're making mistakes, it means you're out there doing something" -Neil Gaimanfear and struggles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
getting inactive again lately because besides work and my current addiction of playing , I've been spending my free time with alot of traditional sketches and scribbles! and when I don't draw anything I do ponder..ALOT. forgive me if this seems long and disjointed.
I pretty much read nicholaskole's journal about art fear a while back and I realized I've gotten too used to the digital medium, which my self-confidence and skill in drawing using pencil reach down to zero. Digital has become my comfort zone, anything I produced was not in par as my digital works so I just stopped trying at all. I definitely don't think there's anything wrong with keeping something you're used to, but at times when I feel like I don't feel as challenged as before it comes to the point where suddenly it demotivates me to draw.
Always put off trying again, my papers and paint were gathering dust and ants.. thinki
Publishing ScamsCopied and pasted from my blog since deviantART's been having this problem for a while now. I had meant to post something on this matter back in October since it was when I noticed more and more "publishers" like this popping up on the site, but never got around to it. Of course, with all of these unprofessional publishers coming out of the woodwork again recently, I thought I'd share what I shared on my blog here.Publishing Scams1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is a scam publisher?
Essentially, a scam publisher is a press that cheats authors into believing that they are getting traditionally published by their rules and guidelines. However, if you read the fine print, you'll see that "traditionally" publishing you is not at all what's happening. This can range from promising royalties which never come, making you pay a fee to be published, or even stem from lack of professionalism. While the term "scam" usually means forcing you to pay, there are many other
Despicable Me 2 WinnersDespicable Me 2 Winners8 months 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!
MMD and Cyber-BullyingMMD and Cyber-Bullying2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
So one morning I was going through my DA messages and there was one from deviant RaikuHoshigami with a rather interesting proposition. Basically, he suggested that I write an article on "Cyber-Bullying" as it pertains to MMD.
He raised some really interesting points with respect to this subject and in a nutshell these were all points that affect many of us here on DA who are MMDers, either directly or indirectly. Especially since outside of Japan, many MMDers are exactly in the demographic groups most likely to be affected by "Cyber-Bullying"; namely those who are in their pre-teen and teens. There are also instances to my direct knowledge where some who are in their early 20s have been negatively impacted in their experiences with MMD by others on DA. So, this is a subject worth visiting in a little more depth.
So what we will do here are the following:
(And I'm afraid we can only touch the subject in this article briefly as i
Why advertising ain't evilOne of the things I mentioned in my journal about social interaction was that you should only watch a person on DeviantArt when you were genuinely interested. While that states the obvious, the statement sort of backlashed on me, and many people called me a hypocrite for saying the above thing, because I've been advertising my profile at dAhub and apparently that's one of those things you shouldn't do.Why advertising ain't evil1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
However, I wouldn't be me if I didn't think of this as bullshit.
I've been calling this whole "marketing is evil" statement on DA utter nonsense before, and I will do it again. Because it actually is. It makes completely no sense to be on a website with so many artists that want to sell their art/commissions/adoptables for a reasonable price. Yet when anyone doe