So you think tracing can't help you learn?Watch me show you that it can.So you think tracing can't help you learn?6 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, before reading this, step off of those high horses of yours and open your mind to what I'm saying.
Are you off? Safe and unsaddled? Not tied up in the bridle? Good!
Before I start talking about tracing let me give you a bit of background information on myself. Me? I'm a very arrogant person sometimes. I often believe my way is right and always will be right, even if it's dead wrong. No matter what other people say to me, a lot of the time I have to realize the truth myself before believing it. As for my beliefs on tracing - I never really cared about if other people traced or not. It never got me mad nor did I care to report it on this site because I thought people would just make themselves look stupid doing so.
Recently I have been hating my art furiously (hence the empty gallery) so I sat for a while a couple nights ago and wondered WHY. Why do I feel my art is so amateur, and lacking, and underdeveloped for my age?
I found out
HOW TO GET PUBLISHEDThis is an old piece I wrote and posted a while ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added about dA and Madefire!HOW TO GET PUBLISHED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very honest view based on 27 years experience as a writer, artist and publisher. The point here is to try to HELP you go into the business enlightened and with open-eyes, knowing what to expect. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PUT YOU OFF! However, you should know that getting into comics is NOT easy - as too many people frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous 'rock-star' existence. It is hard work, as are all trades, and it should be treated as such. I see too many people despondent and badly hurt by their experience, and this can be avoided if you know what you are getting into right from the outset.
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you w
3 Premium Memberships giveaway! [CLOSED!]Hi there folks!3 Premium Memberships giveaway! [CLOSED!]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's this time in the year when love needs be spread all around, hopefully without any diseases attached.
So, I'll be giving away 3 Premium memberships.
* 12 month Premium Membership
* 3 month Premium Membership
* 1 month Premium Membership
What do YOU have to do to win one?
1) Favorite this journal!
2) Write a journal promoting my giveaway with a link to this journal and post it here in the comments.
3) Wait patiently until the 30th of December, 10pm GMT +2 when I announce the winners!
I'll use a website that picks the winners randomly, the first pick will get the 12 month PM, the second the 3 month PM and the third the 1 month PM.
All fair and square!
Cheers and a Happy New Year of course!
Sir Towel the Salty (Vlad D.).
p.s: If we have never met before online, you are welcome to go through my gallery stranger! Yeehaw!
'Create-A-Character 'Contest- September 2014It's that time again! Just like back in march, I'm holding a contest for you to create me a new character!'Create-A-Character 'Contest- September 20148 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because despite my long line of characters, I feel like I'm missing a certain type of character and since I've decided I want to hold at least two contests a year....Why not?
What can you win?
1st place: 1000 points and a full body *If you would like the prize to be something other then a cat character then you'll get two headshots instead*
My honourable mentions that don't win will get 100 points each.
What's the contest?
Design me a new character to use! It can go from a super cute design all the way to the scariest design on earth, it's your choice!
-You may enter as many times as you want but only one can win or be mentioned.
-No Bases are to be used.
-No stolen designs.
-Don't enter designs you have used in other contests or in my old contest, it's not fair and shows a la
Collection: NYC Subway - It's a love-hate thingCollection: NYC Subway - It's a love-hate thing2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
NYC Subway: It’s a love-hate thing…
57th Street Subway station
New Yorkers have maintained their love-hate relationship with the subway system for over a hundred years.
The first pneumatic subway train in NYC ran on Feb. 26, 1887. The subway defines everything good and everything bad about life in the city. What could be more stimulating and life-affirming than hopping on an early morning freshly cleaned and de-graffitied subway car, packed w
Domowe sposoby na artblocka - pseudoporadnikPonieważ ciotka Herbata uczy się do matematyki od trzech godzin i ma już dość bo czuje że mózg zaraz jej siądzie, postanowiła podzielić się swoją ogromną wiedzą i doświadczeniem jako że artystuje sobie od dawna.Domowe sposoby na artblocka - pseudoporadnik1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*tak bardzo pro*
A więc, artblock.
Taka tak zwana choroba artysty, czyli kiedy lenistwo lub po prostu zwykła niechęć do rysowania bierze górę, lub nawet przerażenie brakiem rozwoju, co mi się zresztą często zdarza. Taki bezruch nie jest zdrowy dla naszego talentu mimo, że może się tak nam wydawać. To tak jak byście zostawili roślinkę bez podlewania na miesiąc czasu. Kaktus by przeżył, ale ty masz inny, ładny kwiatek który ciągle się rozwija i potrzebuje wody, opieki.
Nie pozwól by twój talent został kaktusem. :C <- to powinno być na koszulce)
Whoops! Accidental 'art theft'!I'm a bit more lenient with "art theft" on here than some - for a few reasons, most of them being that I don't consider a lot of what people consider "theft" to be...well, theft.Whoops! Accidental 'art theft'!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I know a lot of people consider too-similar poses, color schemes, character designs, etc. to be theft, and I just wanted to let you guys in on a little thing that happens to me very often which may (or may not) give you a bit of perspective.
I had a GENIUS IDEA while in the shower tonight (where all my best ideas come to me) for a silly picture of Shiba Sora, and I started sketching it a little while ago. I'm fighting with the sketch, as I usually do, to get this EXACT pose and facial expression out of him as I see in my head.
About an hour later I realize: I'm essentially recreating a concept artwork I saw of Vanellope Von Schweets in my Wreck-it Ralph art book, I just forgot all about seeing it! Somewhere during the drawing of his clothes for this image I realized it (since they are identical to hers in
Winners Announced! And this concludes yet another wonderful year... So, to celebrate I'm holding a raffle!Winners Announced!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you guys enjoyed my art and got to know me somewhat.
Oh my goodness, and thank you soooo much for the 630 watchers!!!! I love you guys!! AUGHHH <3!!!
Our Winners are: 1st place #10!! 2nd place #33, and 3rd place #35
MamaPetal NewYorkHoodies SparksHumbleAbode
33 35 10
Now, for wh
Remember When dA (Screenshots)-2006Remember When dA (Screenshots)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I like the 2009 the best c':
D o u j i n s h i:iconAkise-Aru-plz: ♥ ♥ :iconYukiteru-plz:D o u j i n s h i3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Crossover "Mirai Nikki"/"Inu x Boku SS"
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CLOSEDCLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to the updated Laughing Gurlz giveaway. Due to the original giveaway :iconlaughinggurl: has decided we are going to make my giveaway into the L.G giveaway, since we still want to have a giveaway with all the DA prizes IF you have already entered a submission for either my original giveaway or the original L.G giveaway, you don't have to do anything new at all. you entered, your in, and that's that
Right now the deadline is May, 14th 2014
you MUST watch me
you MUST fave this journal
You MUST create a journal entry and tag my icon with it. ( you make a tag like this : icon captaincassieart : except there's no spaces. and there are NO caps either!)
Comment below with everything when you are done., you may als
Arany ko:pet~Hoztam. Mert kell.Arany ko:pet~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ivánbá': Nem mög!!!!
Gergő: Ez Avicci?
Ivánbá': Időnként 1 ember játszott a hegedűn, időnként az egész zenekar...
Életvitel, Matek, Fizika
Takács: Szerencsétlen vetőmag!
Takács: Máris értelmesebbnek tűntök! Már aki...
Takács: Valaki hozzon egy szál fehér port! Kréta
Podhorszky: Mivel találkozunk sokat, mikor utazunk?
Alice: Kettőnk közül mióta egy osztályba járunk...
Alice: Ők hárman szövetkeztek. Ott egy kép! úgy néztek ki, mint a méhészek.
Ismeretlen: Volt 2 tesco-s ajtó...
Commisions are CLOSED Commisions are CLOSEDCommisions are CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, llego el momento! me he quedado totalmente paaabre >:'c
asi que hare commish QmQ ojala le entren y no solo me lloren que no tienen puntos :'c por que seriamos 2 o 3 o mil(?) huehuehueheuhue
50 puntos sketchs
100 puntos lineart
200 puntos dibujo a color base (sin sombras)
350 pixel (simple)
400 Pixel animado
600 puntos por dibujo full color + fondo
50 puntos + por cada personaje agregado
FURRIESFor anyone reading this not knowing what the furry fandom is, this is for you. This is to set you straight, and hopefully you haven't already been reached by the vast amount of lies and stereotypes that complete idiots like the minds behind CSI put out on a daily basis. If you have, and assert that what you know is the truth, and you're not willing to listen to someone who actually has experience and KNOWS what they are talking about, then there is no hope for you at all. So fuck off and go watch CSI, where half of the stuff they do isn't even possible yet.FURRIES2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here we go. What is a furry?
Well, there is more than one furry in the world, so we group everyone who is a furry together, and call it the 'furry fandom'. Let's see what our good friend Wikipedia thinks about what a fandom is, shall we?
Wiki defines fandom as thus:
"Fandom is a term used to refer to a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of sympathy and camaraderie with others who share a commo
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White PeopleThe Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White People2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Finding Ferguson by Nikkolas Smith
Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”
— Sam White, Dear White People
The Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”
Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
quick thingwhen someone cries because you said something nice to them,quick thing10 months ago in Personal More Like This
they’re someone who you need to protect
because they haven’t seen enough kindness in the world.
Deadlox X Reader Part 13THIS IS SO LATE I SO SORRY! Plz forgives meh D’:Deadlox X Reader Part 131 year ago in Personal More Like This
But, its out, thanks for waiting guys XD
You wake up in a small and not to mention smelly room. You were on a rock hard bed in a corner of the room. You notice that the room is a simple box like prison room, maybe fit 3-4 people in it.
“Your up?” You jump at the sudden voice. You sit up and look in front of you a young girl, around the age 14-15 maybe, was standing there looking at you. Your eyes went wide. “W-who are you?” You ask out of fear, the girl just giggled.
“My name is JoltTheJolteon! But you can just call me Jolt,” Jolt smiled big, but you caught a small hint of sadness in her eyes. You put on a smile to, but it was a weak one. Jolt walked over to you and helped you stand. “You were out cold for 3 days! We thought you were dead!” Confused you look at Jolt, “We?” Jolt nodded her head, “Yeah! Come over here!” Jolt lead you to a door, sh
Deadlox X Reader Fanfic Part 3Part three is out!!! YAY!!! Im doing this at school...at lunch, and not talking to friends...be proud of me, i so lonely!!! .-. Anywho i like cliffhangers so there will be a lot of em ....don't hate me *digs a hole under a tree* YOU WILL NEVER GET ME ALIVE!!!Deadlox X Reader Fanfic Part 32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Warning: This Part will have some swearing in it...you have been warned...
'Why is he bringing me here? I don't remember what happened here, but i know it has some painful memorys' you think to your self.
"Ty, why did you bing me here?" I ask blankly, I look up at Ty, and wait for my answer. Just as he opened his mouth to talk an explotion went off. It was so intense that it sent both of us flying a few feet back. (A/N I BELIEVE I CAN FLY!!! ...not this again.. .-.)
"FUCK!" Yelled Ty as he hit the ground. You hit the ground with a lound thump.
"AH!" You gasp in pain, you look at your left wrist. It was bent in a funny way (A/N HAH
Adopts in Derpy Style?Would you guys do offer to adopts if I did them in this style?:Adopts in Derpy Style?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pick a sideThis is just going to be a rant about something that has been on my mind for a while.Pick a side1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I keep hearing people, religious or atheists, say "You have to pick a side. Picking a side is important. Are you religious or atheist? Picking a middle way like agnostic is cowardly"
You want to know what side I'm on? I'm on the side of I want state and religion to be separate and for it to otherwise not matter.
It's usually people who come from countries where religion still has a big hand in law who feel strongly about this, and I can understand why. Where they come from it is important, but the entire world isn't like that. In the part of the world I come from it doesn't matter if you're religious or not.
You don't want the abortion because of your religion? Fine, no one is going to force you, but if you do, you can have it. You don't want to get married in a church or have your child baptized? Fine, we'll take care of that at the City Hall. You're gay and want to get married in a church, but
Being Real with PoesdaughterThere's nothing better than a good story...unless it's a good story that also happens to be true. And that's why we have an entire genre known as "creative non-fiction." It doesn't get a lot of press on dA, but essayists like David Sedaris and authors like Mary Roach and Jon Ronson routinely make the bestseller list, and rightly so. Creative non-fiction isn't limited to essays and memoirs.Being Real with Poesdaughter1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Which doesn't say what creative non-fiction is. Thankfully, better minds are on hand to answer that question.
While PoesDaughter is new to dA, she's no stranger to creative writing—her master's thesis is a series of creative non-fiction essays.
What is "creative non-fiction"?
Oh, geez. This very question always sparked interesting "discussions" in my creative writing classes in college, and I don't think anybody had like definitions! I mean, this is something that's been up for debate for...
Slow PhotoI've read in facebook the Manifesto of Slow Photography Project https://www.facebook.com/slowphotoproject written by Diego Mormorio. I found it very interesting and so much in accordance with the way I am feeling toward photography these days.Slow Photo1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I'd love to hear your opinion on it...here is the english translation of the italian text:
Slow Photo is a way of living photography. Of considering it passion and fun, not separated from awareness and responsibility. As much as Slow Food doesn't mean eating slowly but eating well - with no rush, good, clean food, natural in the way it is produced, and with the goal of a less intensive machine farming - Slow Photo doesn't mean photographing slowly but photographing consciously.
It means living photography as aesthetic experience and at the same time as a mental process and cultural commitment against consumerism. It is both a personal path and a civil statement.
Slow Photo is enjoying photography without b
The Elephant Book 2, BZG Game, and DECEMBERHey guys!The Elephant Book 2, BZG Game, and DECEMBER5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry to be away so long, been working on a lot of different projects. I will have some updates for you on items such as TEB2, the BZG video game and other stuff....BUT FIRST. You know what time it is!
DECEMBER DOODLE TIME! Welcome to our 9th annual December Doodles!
Yes, it's that's time of the year when :iconotakutre: and I post one MS Painty drawing a day during December, based on a silly list of themes. This year's themes are as follows!
Elf Protection Unit
The Annual Snow Ball
Your Best Friends
The Imminent Heat-Death of the Universe
Play along with us, won't you?
The Character Therapist blogThis blog contains a LOT of good advice for writers when it comes to getting your character's psychology just right.The Character Therapist blog3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's an excerpt from the author's discussion on keeping your character from becoming a whiny little shit:
People read books about characters with issues. Most main characters have been through at least one traumatic experience, if not more. Writers can definitely fall victim to the trapping that the more issues, the sadder the backstory, the more intense trauma, etc., will make their character more real and relatable.
Authors don't want to minimize pain or handle it poorly to where the reader is rolling their eyes at the whiny angst and melodrama (which YA is especially known for due to the dramatic nature of teenagers).
There is such a thing as too many issues. I wrote