Japanese doujinshi market in danger? - PETITIONThere are currently negotiations going on for Japan to join the so-called TPP - Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. If Japan agreed to it, this would have serious effects on copyright regulations and thus on the whole doujinshi, cosplay, manga culture.Japanese doujinshi market in danger? - PETITION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read the following pages for more information:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-31/negima-akamatsu-warns-against-changing-japan-copyright-law (general effects on manga industry and doujinshi)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-09/artist-k-hachiya/copyright-law-changes-would-affect-cosplay (effects on cosplay)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-11/japan-to-join-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-talks (some more general information)
AND please sign this petition: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/stop-tppa-negotiations-and-take-care-his-own-people-instead-pampering-greedy-bankers-and-tyrant/kMRyq2Xn?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl (It doesn't matter if you
PE Prose Basics: Pacing ( and Show vs. Tell)Hello, everyone! As you all know, this week over at projecteducate is Prose Basics. We're here to help all you prose writers (whether flash fiction, short stories, or novels) get better at your craft with some basic tips for growth. Today, I'm going to be talking about something you've probably heard about again and again: pacing.PE Prose Basics: Pacing ( and Show vs. Tell)1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is Pacing?
No, it's not what you do when you're stuck on a scene and need to get up and stretch those leg muscles to get your writing juices flowing. It's actually a very important ability that writers have to control the speed their story is read. You as the author get to manipulate the reader in a way and make the speed of the story match the scene. What better way to drop the reader right into the moment? But, pacing also holds the ability to make or break your story and keep or lose your reader's interest. This is why it's so important in writing.
Setting the Scene:
Literary Compass - Vol. 13WelcomeLiterary Compass - Vol. 132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
If one is looking for Literature, you don't need to go far on deviantART. There is a large community of writers and a plethora of work to peruse. Featuring genres such as fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance, one would be hard-pressed to find an area not covered. However, due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated.
With that in mind, I have started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials.
Current Stop - 1866 London
The next stop on our Literary journey is the Victorian-era London and featured in the nove
Contest: Life + Death (CLOSED FOR ENTRIES!) LIFE & DEATH CONTESTContest: Life + Death (CLOSED FOR ENTRIES!)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST OVER-- NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED
UPDATE 10/29: We're still waiting on one judge's results in order for the winners to be announced. Right now, there are about 8 entries tied for 2nd place, so this last judge's results are very important for determining the winners. Winners will be announced NOVEMBER 7TH, as the judge plans to have all entries scored by then. Thank you for your patience! We're excited to see who wins, as well!
We thank everyone who participated and submitted an entry for this contest! Honestly, it was a much bigger turn-out than I thought it would be and every single one of the entries are gorgeous. It's going to be so hard voting for the 3 winners-- you all deserve to win! Truthfully! I will be gathering the entries and sending them to the judges shortly and we hope to have the results posted within the next few days (as well as the raffle winner). Stay posted, and thank
dAuthors Volume II : Blood and AshesAll over deviantArt there are countless novel projects and authors awaiting readers. Some of these projects are better known than others, but as a novelist myself, the importance of growth on these projects and support for them is very important. After a lovely interview on my novel project put together by Dandi-Lions, I got to thinking of starting a new feature project on the first of each month, highlighting and celebrating the vast variety of novels and their authors that are on the site! My hopes are to bring awareness to some of the many wonderful full-length and in-progress longer works here on dA, as well as hopefully get them some new readers.dAuthors Volume II : Blood and Ashes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now, for my second volume's feature, I present the ever talented:
She is the author of the in-progress novel Blood and Ashes.
Markus Emmerich, a corporal in the Dressen army, holds nothing but contempt for the Kreznian fighters aft
'Dream Scene' Contest - ReminderI prolonged the deadline to the 5th of September for the simple reason that my computer system needs to be reinstalled and that will take me a few days .'Dream Scene' Contest - Reminder9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Contest theme: Our last contest was about your favorite scene from Peter Jackson’s movies, but now we would like to see a scene that was NOT part of the movies, but which you would have liked to see on screen !
It may be a scene from the book(s) that you would have liked to see, but which didn’t make the movies. Or maybe a scene revealing some information about Thranduil that was not covered or something else you might have in mind.
The entry does not have to show a Lee Pace-Thranduil or pick up elements of the movies. It can be your own style and ideas.
Medium: Manipulations are not allowed, but else everything is possible: cosplay, digital&traditional art, writings, whatever else
- you must be a member to enter
- the entry must match the contest theme
- the entry must be made for this conte
Smaller dA thumbnail scriptWant to get rid of the absolutely horrendous recent dA update of ugly, massive, unorganized, unprofessional thumbnails that I turned off beta to escape from but IT SOMEHOW STILL FOUND ME???Smaller dA thumbnail script3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just install this amazing new browser script written by rotane, which not only shrinks the thumbnails back to a reasonable size, but also gets rid of the awkward light-background problem for wide deviations.
THANKS rotane!!!! Please +fave and spread it around if you like it!
http://sta.sh/01su5fzrjpba LOOK HOW EVEN WORSE DEVIANTART.COM MAIN PAGE LOOKS ON A NON-PREMIUM
Holy Crap, Guys! Long Time No Talk!So I haven't been on my DA account since November Mainly due to the fact that my computer was so old that I couldn't actually open the site on the browser I had, but then I couldn't upload the browser because my OS was too old OTL ANYWAYS! I got a new computer (finally) and can now access this site. Though, I must say I am really fond of Instagram now lolHoly Crap, Guys! Long Time No Talk!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But, yea... Totally didn't mean to take a (almost) half year break from DA. Besides computer issues, other things have been keeping me really busy. I'm definitely going to try to be more active on here and actually upload things again. And to those of you who sent me notes, I'm sorry for not replying! I have almost 1,000 notes so it's going to take me awhile to answer all of them Please be patient with me! I really do appreciate all the messages
With that being said, Emerald City Comic Con is coming up next week! I shall be attending again.
Layla from X-Factor with FDP (save for Laz
Vocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.Jin's Flower Wreath ProcessVocaloid JBF Flower Wreath + Ciel lenses, etc.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sometime last May, Kat moonlightflight and I cosplayed our favorite Vocaloid song, "Just Be Friends".
Their outfits seem simple at a glance, but that actually makes things more complicated sometimes. Hahah. Despite Luka's dress looking like something you could probably find in a mall, Charmie yaoiangel14 made the dress from scratch exactly as it looked in the artwork, just for Kat moonlightflight. Kat and I also did our best with the part of their outfits that had the most amount of detail (which also happens to be our favorite parts) the flower wreaths.
I have some pictures of the progress of my wreath, so I thought I'd share them. This probably isn't the best method of going about this, but this is how I did mine and I found it pretty easy. (I wish I could have taken more photos or a video, but to be honest I wasn't quite sure I'd pull this off at first. Hahah!)
New still of Lee Pace as Thranduil in 'Hobbit 3'!New still of Lee Pace as Thranduil in 'Hobbit 3'!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pixel + Art Raffle for 400++ [Winners Announced]Thank you so very much for all of you who Participate :iconcutiekanameplz:Pixel + Art Raffle for 400++ [Winners Announced]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So much prizes to draw, with this I'm officially your April's Art slave :icongtthblushplz: Yes, I love you all so much <3
I remind, for those who haven't win now, I'll have more raffles and giveaways in the future :iconyouareokayplz: so don't be too dissapointed ♥
*drumroll please* :iconorekiahemplz: lmao//no
For the 5 winners of Chibini :
:iconkai--chan: kai-chan ♥ ,
:iconliliire: Liliire ♥ ,
:iconshira-noyoma: Shira-Noyoma ♥ ,
:iconyuukang: Yuukang ♥
Best deviations of the week 8Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 81 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nana: Close your eyes by AstarohimeIsaak by Millenia666The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Scarlett-YOrion by LikandaNatsume by Witchikomiku vocaloid sandplay by PriSuicunThe promise by sh7nnAPPLESEED : Briareos / CycloneXHTC by ShashinKaihiSomeya by Cocodrillo
Character Tag (Daniel and Adrian)Justyne tagged me in this meme, so I thought I'd give it a go since I don't have much else going on this eveningCharacter Tag (Daniel and Adrian)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be doing it for Daniel (blue bullet) & Adrian (red bullet).
1: What's your OCs favorite color?
(Haha. Isn't it obvious?)
2: Where does your OC work?
From home. He technically doesn’t work (unless you consider his writing work—but to him it’s more a hobby), but most of his activities are done in his study.
In the depths of HellIt’s subjective for the most part. Somewhat from his home or in Devonshire; but quite frankly, it could be anywhere and everywhere (if you know what I mean )
3: What's your OCs favorite food?
Laudanum (No, but really. Cornish hen and mash)
Your soulLamb and potatoes (though any sort of red meat will do)
4: Does your OC pre
Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanitaIt would be a cheerless world if we took everything seriously. If you love something, you should be able to laugh at it as well, and that is also true to our fandom. :iconwolfanita: - wolfanita's gallery can supply you with your daily dose of Hobbit/ LotR / Silmarillion humour, and I invited her to tell us something more about herself and her inspiration in this interview.Talks with Tolkien artists: wolfanita1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
Hello, my real name is Anita, I live in Berlin (the German one) and I think there’s nothing more spectacular to tell about me.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impressi
My Deviantart Story.I thought, seeing as this is a thing on DA, for the celebration for 14 years, I wanted to take part in My Deviantart Story.My Deviantart Story.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have a few inspirations on this site too, who I've really had the honour of being able to talk to and become friend with!
I just want to thank
I Have You Now by Princess-Anakin
A Prayer For Japan by Crimsonight
Kitty Nap Time by Lady-Lisette
Ignis - Fire and Flame by Zackaran
Screw the purple collar by RadikinSkywalker
& so many others of you who have made my time on this site brilliant!
Thank you to everyone, all who have
Star Wars 7 Character Names Revealed!Here are the names of the new characters!:Star Wars 7 Character Names Revealed!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also, SvalaW wanted to let y'all know about her Star Wars contest:
Since I'm bone tired of internet negativity, here are the rules:
Don't post anything negative. If you don't like what we're talking about, don't post here.
Don't argue with your fellow fans
Break the rules and you get a warning. Break them several times and you get to be negative elsewhere because you'll be banned.
Best deviations of the week 10Best deviations of the weekBest deviations of the week 101 year ago in Personal More Like This
don't fear, Mirai by LauzLanilleRed Ribbons by JencoPhotographyKagamine Len: Devilish Smile by OztheNekoMasterNGE - Second Child by LunatarrLuna by Sapphire-MellesShingeki no Kyojin by Pugoffka-samaQueen Serenity and Luna by LikandaRose by Mitsuno-Queen-SonokoReady for the night by Jack-DanFirefox Ahri 2 by CusuNyaRed Hearts Fairy Dreams by HollyGlohaKill la Kill - Inumuta Houka :: 01 by soulCeruleanPrincess ai: Kaz - have faith in me by Tiny-CosplayShy Envy by CitrusHeartCosplay
3rd Star Wars OC ContestHey there sweeties!3rd Star Wars OC Contest11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I finally pulled myself together to announce my
3rd Star Wars OC Contest
THEME: there's no clear theme for the contest, I thought about to give a suggestion though, which is: AU (Alternate Universe). Lately I played a lot with AU stories, so I thought that you might enjoy dealing with them too. You can use any of our AUs or come up with whole new concepts. I would like to make you use your imagination on this contest. : )
You can find references and descriptions of our AUs here:
But if you would like to work about a normal, main story thing not an AU piece that's perfectly fine too. : ) I just wanted to give you some ideas.
There's two categories, DRAWING and WRITING (I accept any visual art but it has to be your own work, no bases, manips, etc)
Lvl 1 Notes Human Head Anatomy Refs UnfinishedDeviation Notes FolderLvl 1 Notes Human Head Anatomy Refs Unfinished1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Content: Human Head Anatomy References.
Other Tutorials (Scroll down to see them): [LINK]
☑ = Done
☐ = Not done
1. ☞ Color Theory▼
Introvert-Shy-Socially Awkward-Asexual rambleSo you might have noticed that I'm not exactly available lately. It's because I'm quite busy since I have to attend on a stupid course. If it was something I'm interested in or if I volunteered then sure why not, but I'm forced to do it though I clearly hate the whole thing. It's amazingly boring though I'm afraid of the exams at the end of the course...Introvert-Shy-Socially Awkward-Asexual ramble4 months ago in Personal More Like This
But like this I met new people who are all very willing to chat and get to know me which never was my fav thing. Sure I like to talk to people but only with people with who we have something in common. But they're all too different from me. They're so... normal.
The most irritating part of it when they ask about my non existing love life... *sigh* It was always my fav question. When I tell them that no, I'm not in a relationship they immediately start the 'you just didn't find your true love yet' speech and yeah you know I really hate lying so at the end I admit that I'm asexual and they flip out that nah it's just because I didn
Read thisHey,Read this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to say that I know you're going through some stuff right now, stuff that may make life a little harder or even a lot harder. I know you've felt so alone and like no one cares that you're hurting and suffering, but I just wanted to say I love you. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever has happened or is happening to you… you're not alone.
You are amazing, beautiful, wonderful, unique, and worth every breath of life you breathe. I love you, I need you in this world, and I wish only the best things for you. You are in my heart always, all of you. I pray that you find a peaceful end to the troubles of your life and I just want you to know that despite everything, despite feeling like no one cares… please know that I do. I may be a stranger to you but that doesn't mean I don't feel for you. You are special and so very loved by more people than you know.
How to make a Harley Quinn Cowl / Jester hat!I've finally finished making my tutorial for how to put together a harley quinn cowl / jester hat of your very own! I've broken it down into three parts, the first part is especially handy for making different fitted hat patterns for cosplay!How to make a Harley Quinn Cowl / Jester hat!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you give it a try let me know what you think
Part one: Creating the pattern
Part two: Cutting and sewing the cap pattern
Part three: Adding the horns and closure
Time for a little contest! (Closed) Update: The contest is now closed, I will be announcing the winners some time next week. If you need extra time to complete an entry, send me a note or comment below and I can give you extra time.Time for a little contest! (Closed)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to those who have submitted an entry and wishing you all the best of luck!
So lately I've been wanting to hold a little contest here on my Deviantart, but I had no clue what to do.
But I thought, seeing as the weather is awful here in the UK, I wanted some colour to light up the world.
So my contest to you,
Take a character you know and love and add a flower crown. (You can also include your own characters.)
Add happiness to the world, add colour, add a little fun.
You can have multiply characters, such as Ahsoka and Barriss, or Obi Wan and Anakin, and make a happy piece!
Happiness is the goal here!
Multiply entries are allowed here, though no more than five.
The contest will end on the 15th of February.
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIESWith this online art community, we have a unique opportunity to connect with our kindred. We must avail ourselves of this experience, for, once it's gone, it may never come again.THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES3 months ago in Personal More Like This
***MOSTLY-SPOILER-FREE IMPRESSIONS OF:
• THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES -
Hmm... Well, they did take us there, and back again. Overall, I think 2014 has been a rather disappointing year for action/adventure, and sci-fi/fantasy cinema, with few exceptions. The anticipation may have been there, to varying degrees, but the actual experiences have been found wanting, in my opinion. This final chapter of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy does manage to provide some fun thrills, including tolerable deviations from Tolkien canon as well as reasonably faithful extrapolations. And som