ADDRESS DESIGN CONTEST ++ WIN $70! ++ GIVEAWAY!PRIZE LIST BELOW! YOU CAN WIN $70 + A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF!ADDRESS DESIGN CONTEST ++ WIN $70! ++ GIVEAWAY!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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IMPORTANT NOTICE JUNE 30TH: PLEASE VOTE ON THIS POLL.Thank you all who voted on the poll. While the majority of you voted on YES, I can't just ignore the people who voted on NO, as there's a big chance they may be one of the winners. So I have made a decision that should be alright for all my contestants!:
3 runner-up places have been added to the prize list, each getting $10. BUT I will only use their design if they feel comfortable with me using their design when they got a smaller prize. If you win a runner-up place, but don't feel comfortable with me using the design, I will not use it and you will still get the prize. I hope everyone is happy with this decision! If not, please tell me and I will try t
deviantART Holiday Headquarters 2012!Holiday HQdeviantART Holiday Headquarters 2012!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Book of LifeBook of Life6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Collaboration between MARX77 & DeevElliott
What must any of us do before we can understand what we read in the Book of Life? When is one ready to write upon its pages his or her own contributions?
Life is no passive gathering of information. It is not a spectator sport. Only in participation is one truly alive. In order to express feelings or opinions about anything in life, one must have a personal experience of it. Only personal experience conveys the qualification and the right to speak, to write or to create art as explanation and explication of any topic of discussion and debate.
Why we fall. - Edited with full postWhy we fall. - Edited with full post5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Art by Allison Smith.
"Why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up."
One of my favorite lines from Batman Begins. However, there are moments where it's rather difficult to get back up, and sometimes we require that one special kick in the ass.
From each tumble, we learn a valuable lesson. A year or so ago, I had hit a personal wall that was proving too difficult to force through. Art, which is usually front and center, took a back sea--and while we've all had art blocks--that wasn't the only issue.
It began with my roommate of two years, whom had decided it was time to move else where. With such a sudden interruption, I had to find a new home and in less than 30 days.
Having also been through a bleak breakup months prior, and finding myself with no pending freelance work and
LeechesHere's an average summary of a private message that I receive on a weekly basis:Leeches2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I just came by your profile and saw your art, and was very impressed. I think you have a very nice art style. Now I'm working on this project. It's called <project>. It's an awesome story about <subject>. I'm currently writing the script for it, but I'm planning to make a visual novel. I can't tell too much about the story, since I don't want it to be copied, but it's going to be really cool. The point is; I need illustrators. I'm an excellent writer, but I can't do illustration at all. And therefore, I wanted to ask for your help. I need about 60 pages illustrated and colored. Would you work together with me on this one? I don't have any money to spend, as I'm not an established writer yet. But when the visual novel gets published, you can get a percentage of my profit.
With kind regards,
Well... let me translate this for you.
This Person X
My deviantART StoryIt all started a few years ago, with a single piece of art.My deviantART Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I can remember having seen digital art before, but it never really impacted me. The fact that it wasn't real, on paper, and I couldn't touch it, made it somehow distant to me. Yet, for whatever reason, this piece was different to me. I can still remember staring at it from the screen of my computer, not being able to grasp how someone was able to make art that flawless, pretty and beautiful. And how a person was able to express that much emotion with just a few brush strokes. Call me stupid, or naive. But I just couldn't "get" it.
I think it was that piece of art that gave me a reason to try. Or more, a direction that I wanted to go in.
Before that time I was like a clueless wanderer. I've been writing a story for years. But I was basically lost in a maze of what I wanted or what I could do when it came to drawing stuff. My lack of skill and fear of failure g
You are worth it!Just one of the many messages I got here on DeviantArt;You are worth it!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I don't know if it's okay to send a note, I don't want to bother you. You faved my artwork, and I just wanted to thank you for that. I just saw your profile and I wanted to say: you are an AMAZING artist and great with story lines. Amazing talent. It's an honor to meet someone like you. I do a lot of art myself, but I'm nowhere as good as you are. I honestly don't know why a great artist like you faved my work. I don't think I'm worth the attention, since you're a way better artist than I'll ever be. But thanks a lot.
Honestly... the amount of comments I get like this nowadays is high.
And although I have to admit the whole I-like-your-art-thing is kinda flattering, it somehow still makes me sad.
Why all this buzz over a simple fave? It's DeviantArt! A digital collection of art. We are supposed to fave artwork that we like!
Why all this insecurity? Since when does the level of art
EAF IV: Blue-throated Macaw + FriendsWelcome to the fourth part of the Endangered Animals Feature for Unframed-Nature!EAF IV: Blue-throated Macaw + Friends5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Previous parts: Snow Leopard | African Wild Dog | Blue Whale
Endangered Animal: Blue-throated Macaw
These brightly colored birds are popular pets, but in the wild they can only found in the Beni area in northern Bolivia. Although they look similar to the common Blue and Gold Macaw, the Blue-throated Macaw is smaller in size and lacks the green spot on its crown.
Macaws are very social birds, and they mate for life. As pets, they can li
Weekly Art Feature #3 September 12thOnce again I apologize for the lateness.Weekly Art Feature #3 September 12th11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I have decided to move my weekly feature to Fridays instead of Sundays. and hopefully this will mean I will be able to post the features on time.
So how are you all?
Before I start, a reminder or two:
This is how my weekly feature works (in theory):
Every week, I will go through my favorites (of that week) and choose the best piece I can find from a number of categories. The categories may vary a little depending on the 'week's catch', but I think I'm looking at: Prose, Poetry, Painting, Drawing, Photography Digital Art, 3D art, Artisan Crafts, and Other with sub-categories as needed.
I will also accept suggestions, including self-suggestions, so if you are reading this (which statistically speaking you are not), feel free to note me with suggestions and I will add them to the favorites of that week (if I like them... ).
A note with a suggestion suggestion should include:
WATCHERS TOPLISTMost Watchers (on 5/8/2015)WATCHERS TOPLIST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
01) 338402 watchers: sakimichan
02) 286300 watchers: yuumei
03) 258474 watchers: Artgerm
04) 176602 watchers: loish
05) 144813 watchers: sandara
06) 141373 watchers: nebezial
07) 134161 watchers: humon
08) 128483 watchers: viria13
09) 128176 watchers: Endling
10) 126297 watchers: Apofiss
11) 123627 watchers: Mikeinel
12) 122810 watchers: alicexz
13) 120860 watchers: SilentReaper
14) 117745 watchers: bleedman
15) 117000 watchers: meago
16) 116271 watchers: shilin
17) 111498 watchers: moni158
18) 107391 watchers: alexiuss
19) 107013 watchers: zemotion
20) 105524 watchers: GENZOMAN
21) 102657 watchers: ZeroNis
22) 099525 watchers: briannacherrygarcia
23) 099144 watchers: tracyjb
24) 095213 watchers: Wen-M
25) 094191 watchers: reiq
26) 094144 watchers: SenshiStock
27) 092794 watchers: Hellobaby
28) 092742 watcher
Canterlot Con Nov 16-17Hello~! I will be attending Canterlot this weekend (a pony con taking place in Mississauga, Ontario!) and I will be selling all of my prints~ I'll be at table U!! Hope you'll stop by!! >7<'Canterlot Con Nov 16-172 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is my first con I've attended completely by myself.. (no boyfriend Ichi to help me lol) so I'm kinda nervous, wah~~
Actually, I've signed up for G-Anime and Con-G (wtf G's) in both Gatineau and Geulph respectively, so you may also see me there~
I posted some pics on my blog of some stuff I was working on tonight for the con, so here you go~
A new button stand!
Yup, that's all for now. Ciaaaaaao~!!
I GOT THE Ppuppies namesOk ok I got the names first I wanna ask :iconsquira130: If I can name one of them Katty plz I just think she looks like KattyI GOT THE Ppuppies names3 months ago in Personal More Like This
and the other one is Rend I finally got it so :iconsquira130: plz say if I can use Katty for my puppy name
daze - Romaji Lyrics (Mekakucity Actors)Konkuriito ga yuraidadaze - Romaji Lyrics (Mekakucity Actors)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Kasumi kusumu, kimi no miteru yume
Tenpureeto wo nazotta
Shiranai mama no nichijou
Hai tenpo na atendansu
Kienai tarinai ochikonda mirai
Saishuu wan ga kitatte
Ienai kimi wa nakisou
Hora, me wo tojite
Maigo nara issho
Kaerimichi mo nai deshou?
Tsugi hai deta himitsu ni negau
Mirai wa heibon
Saa, te wo narase
Zero de mawatta kanchigai wo kyou mo atsumete
Kimi mo mata, mugamu chuu?
Todoku made sakende
Kanau made agaite
Sono te wo tsukamu made
Kono ondo wa wasurenai
Kokoro wo kesanaide
Hitori de nakanaide
`Kodoku' nara nurikae reru
Omoidashite yo iitakatta koto
Ankouru ga hibiita Meguri meguru
machi no naka wo yuke
Sutandaado wo kowashite
Asebanda te wo tsunagou
Bureiku out(Break out) to sutando aapu (stand up)
Nerenai yamenai gyakushuu no kehai
Saishuu-bi ga kitatte
Kienai kotoba sagasou
Hora-te wo dashite aeta no wa kitto
Omoichigai ja nai deshou?
Kageboushi no mani mani
Ureu sekai wa zanzou
Adoptable Info Post!I will be posting more of my adoptables also on dA, so this is a list of my current active species and their info!Adoptable Info Post!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Blakryes || Sphaerras || Evrens
Above are links to their dA info pages!
You've already seen Blakryes and Sphaerras here, but Evrens are new to dA!
(And I will be cross-posting one today ^q^/ )
Also a link to my Adoptable ToS
tHATS ALL REALLY just wanted to let ppl know the info is now also on dA, so you don't have to click over to my FA to view anything anymore : )
Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goalsGOOOAAALS! The World Cup is the perfect time to talk about goals.Bobby Chiu's 4 keys to setting good goals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Setting good goals is useful to not just artists but anyone who wants to achieve something.
When I graduated college and started my career, my goals were unfocused. Basically, I just wanted to get a job doing what I love, which in my case is of course drawing and painting. That was my whole goal. I didn't aim for anything more than that, and as a result, my career went nowhere.
Then, after reflecting on my career and examining the careers of people I admired (again, not just artists), I developed a master plan for my success that basically boiled down to four things:
1. Recognize the importance of setting goals.
Let's say you have the extraordinary ability to kick a ball farther and more accurately than anyone you know. As a result, you want to become a soccer player. But then when you're on the soccer pitch and the ball comes to you, you just kick it as hard as you can in what
~FLAG~ Magical Girl Artbook Submissions [CLOSED]Feb 1st Update~FLAG~ Magical Girl Artbook Submissions [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shit you guys. u__u!!! Last 5 hours of the contest, and I got 30 entries. You're all so amazing ; u ; And I really appreciate all of the effort everyone put into their entries. Really it touches my heart//// I am going to have a difficult time deciding the winner. Whoever I decide upon, I want to sincerely thank every one for their efforts!! You all did an amazing job.
On the topic of the winning entry, I was originally going to contact and judge the winner today, but I have a lot on the go this weekend + I am still waiting on some of my guest entries (plus I still have a couple of days left of work myself ^7^;;;.) so I will be announcing the winner either on the 2nd or the 3rd. Or the 4th. Depends how crazy my schedule is I suppose ehe.
HOWEVER pre-orders for my artbook will still be opening tomorrow!! ; v ; So I will make a journal all about that! Thank you every one for
Time for some blind, fuming RAGEI've been storing this one up for a while. I realize here, I'm probably preaching to the choir but if I don't say this, I'm going to explode. I've been bottling this for way too long. If anything, you people, the appreciators of art, can print this up and hand it to someone when you hear them say shit like this.Time for some blind, fuming RAGE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(Note: "Asshole" is not just one person but a number of people who have said these things to me and other artists I know.)
Asshole: Art is NOT a job. It's just not. It doesn't involve manual labor, you get to sit on your ass all day, and most of you are even your own bosses! You don't have to deal with HALF the shit WE (who have REAL jobs) do. I bet you work like three hours a week, maybe. Don't even get me started on the idiots who sell those blank canvases and glued together furniture BS for like A JIZZLLION DOLLARS. You want to know what a real job is? Stand on your feet for twelve hours straight listening to people complain day in and day out. THAT is a job. Or how about sa
OCs With OCs CONTEST! Win a Premie!(ENDED)RESULTS ARE INOCs With OCs CONTEST! Win a Premie!(ENDED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Don't worry if I don't comment on your entry right away! I promise I will comment on everyone's before the deadline. Make sure you guys' entries are in my fave folder!
Hey guys! This month's giveaway will be a contest instead! I made a poll, and most of you wanted a contest envolving you OCs!
What do you have to do?
Draw my OC Fern with your OC(s) doing ANY kind of activities. Fern likes to try new things! So it can be anything, like going sky diving, baking cookies, playing hide and seek, eating etc....I'll leave it up to your imagination! Oh but nothing sexual or gory please!
SECRET SANTA NOTES/COMMENTS SENT OUTUpdate 1st of December 2013SECRET SANTA NOTES/COMMENTS SENT OUT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All notes/comments have been sent out regarding your giftees.
I'm not sure if they send in note form or as replies to your original messages but you should have all received info about them. Please let me know if you haven't!
Due to an overwhelming number of people participating this year, the matching is taking a bit longer than expected. Please be patient, I will post a journal entry as soon as all of the giftee information is sent out.
I've thought about this and I'm changing the rules a bit due to shipping times being drastically longer around the holidays. Basically, you should plan to have it finished by the 25th, and if you're shipping within the US then you should ship it by the end of December. If you're shipping overseas, then you can ship by the end of January. That way it's after the rush and there's less of
Romeo: The Lone Wolf of JuneauThis blog is dedicated specifically to a wolf, Romeo, the lone wolf of Juneau (AK). There is a reason to speak about one wolf rather than a wolf population or at least a pack: Romeo was a famous wolf: an approachable and, at the same time, wild and free wolf.Romeo: The Lone Wolf of Juneau4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Who was Romeo
Romeo was a black wolf living in the Mendenhall Valley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendenhall_Valley, near Juneau (AK), known for his interactions with dogs and people. He was an Alexander Archipelago Wolf (Canis lupus ligoni) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Archipelago_Wolf who lived around Mendenhall Glacier http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendenhall_Glacier between 2000 and 2009.
Romeo was a member of a pack of 13 culled by the Fish & Game Department. Only two wolves survived, Romeo and a female. There was the hope for a new pack in Mendenhall Valley, and the female was pregnant of four... unfortunately was hit and killed by a car. The female, named Juliet, was stuffed and mounted in the glacier's visi
'Summer vacation' CONTEST (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!)Hello, everyone!'Summer vacation' CONTEST (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much for participating~! <33
So, i'm announcing the winners! >v<
1 st place - Gelidwolf1997 :icongelidwolf1997:
2nd place - Lonotonic :iconlonotonic:
3rd place - animechick99 :iconanimechick99:
4th place - MiracleChrome :iconmiraclechrome:
5th place - omegajellybeans :iconomegajellybeans:
People, who won prizes(commissions), please, contact me with information about your OC! I need to know
Art Block of DoomDo you know that sinking feeling...?Art Block of Doom3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's the ART BLOCK OF DOOM!
...and it's come to stay!
There has to be a way out...
But how do you get there?
Personally, I've tried the following - sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't (lately it seems it doesn't, but maybe I just haven't figured the right combination out yet). If you have other tips and tricks to deal with art block, leave a comment and share, pretty please :flirt:
1. Leave it be for a while and do something else
Go outside, spend time with your family and friends, dance the nigh
Man's best friend The Black Lab II by Wordup Beachboy by justJAZZ Shake shake by chaoticfireflies :thumb297535923: 166 by kaskaa96 07.24 am by Maaira Deep love by unfrozenduck leah and zoey by payleyjean I'm back by JusDeFraise bullterrier puppy by Nimphe Thirsty by vi-ol-et 130 by kaskaa96 chasing by Wolfruede Winter look by sailsire Windswept by micromeg My Heart Just Melted by BlueColoursOfNature Just Snow... by Alyat Those Sad Puppy Eyes by kkart Puppies by TimelessImages Sierra puppies 7 by ManicMechE Hail Down to Broccoli by Jaicca Cold Tone by feanutri Julia II by odpium Sombra. by nettocastro Hiding.. by dimitarmisev Amy. by gloeckchen Cute doggy by chaoticfireflies Boy with dog by danilkin54 Reflection by ShelleyVPhoto on the road again I by lovable-moments .2 by vadalein :thumb297536538: Camouflage by deathbycanon The Friendship by Healzo waiting by Maaira karatas by Ekba Winter by chipset There's Nothing Like It by thingsarelookingup swiftwit puppy by krawuzi .:Gift for you:. by WhiteSpiritWolf New life... by eesquiree Such a little nose by LuizaLazar Caimi III. by Lina-182 Norm 6 by BlackDogBarnyard Running by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Whippet silhouette by laura75325 My world in your eyes by jollyvicky :thumb150456124: Little spitz in autumn by Ksuksa-Raykova :thuMan's best friend2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
July Monthly Giveaway! 25 Points! (WINNER!~)Winner is :iconPikapal09:! Congrats!July Monthly Giveaway! 25 Points! (WINNER!~)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone who participated! <3
There will be another giveaway next month!
Winner will get 25
Chosen using Random.org
How Do I enter?
Fave this journal (It will be your number)
Watch me ONLY IF YOU LIKE MY ART
Giveaway ends at 7/20/14
*You do not have to say that you faved xD I got your messages!*
Please take a look at my Contest!
Winner gets a premie!