Adoptables, AuctionsWhat is an Adoptable Auction?Adoptables, Auctions2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
An Adoptable Auction it's like a normal auction, with an adoptable on the plate and the highest point/money offer wins. These are not 'first come, first serve' adoptables.
Is it the same thing as a Name-Your-Price Adoptable?
Both can cause a bidding war, but no, they're not the same thing. Auctions are more organized and have more terms to them that the NYP Adopts. NYP Adopts usually have a price range and not a starting bid, they don't have an autobuy, nor a minimum bid raise and end when the Adoptable Creator feels like it.
Bid = Money/Point Offer
Starting Bid/Base Bid (SB) = The first and lowest bid you can make for the adoptable (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Minimum Raise = The minimum amount of money/points that you need to add to a previous bid to beat it (usually decided by the Adoptable Creator)
Autobuy/Buyout (AB) = The price that you need to pay to be sure to get the adopta
Tip of the Day: Leaps in LearningLeaps in learning through my career, always came from working through great frustrating moments. Frustration is just your brain working hard to understand and improve on something difficult to learn. Gotta keep going!Tip of the Day: Leaps in Learning3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Disney... what have you done?Really Disney, what the fuck have you done?Disney... what have you done?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I watched a movie last night... left me completly puzzled and disappointed.
"Which movie?" you ask.
Planes I tell you.
So at first, I didn't really wanted to watch it. Why? It's just a copy and paste of Cars. But it still was a Disney/Pixar movie, so of course even if the story is the same, I was still expecting a beautiful animation, pretty pictures and a good way to tell the story.
And what it was...
Animation and pictures;
Are beautiful in the teaser and some parts of the movie indeed. But most of the time, the animation of the character is... weird. Not really natural, unlike any other Pixar character. Textures and lights are weirds at some parts too. I just absolutly didn't understand why there was a very good moments in term of animation and right after that moment very shitty animation... just... what happened?
Everything happens to quickly.
You can't be lazy!Well, let's face it. The audience doesn't care about your stuff. Doesn't matter if you're some groovy guy drawing chicks or rugged viking choppin' woodsculptures.You can't be lazy!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists spend their time mastering the craft while completely neglect the promotion side. It's a pain to see someone doing amazing stuff with zero recognition.
Ever heard of I'm too lazy/busy/shy to promote myself excuse?
Well you could be busy, you could be shy but you should never be lazy. Forget about the lazy word.
No matter how good you are the art wouldn't market/promote itself. Even in a digital age. Sad but true.
The audience doesn't care about your stuff... unless you do your homework and make them care.
Want to have your art published in an art book?Want to have your art published in an art book?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Get your art published amongst some of the top artists on deviantart such as
:iconchancake:, :icontituslunter:, :iconvmbui:, :iconyamio:, :iconelsevilla:
"To raise money for charity, we're making an Artbook in which artists will be given the chance to draw a page (or double page) each. All profits raised will go directly to the RedKite, a foundation that works closely with children living with cancer, helping families financially in these tough times."
Ethereal-artbook is currently holding a contest where winning entries will be published in the artbook and will receive a free copy!
There will be four winners, each winner judged separately from the four categories available; green, blue, yellow and red
So what do we have to draw?
When someone's work is better...Suppose you're an artist... or some craftsman. You can do stuff. And you're pretty confident with your skills. You have people to prove it. You have clients. You can paid your bills and make a decent living. You've fancy things around you... the list goes on.When someone's work is better...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, imagine you see the work that's better than yours... x10 better, x100 better, infinity times better. What do you feel?
Anxiety, jealousy, depression? ...or maybe inspiration, respect and enlightenment?
The recent one for me was a cold shower feel. Everyone is better. F*ck! Even the monkey can draw better stuff!
It's a hard pill to swallow really. Your confidence is shattered. You don't feel the same anymore. Surprisingly enough after a few days you're back on track. Let's kick some ass, yeah!
I have been through this cycle many times. The details and feelings may vary but you've ups and downs like sine wave. The trick is to get out of 'downs' as soon as possible. Don't let them persuade you. Climb up.
About training to fullfill your goals and dreams.My experience of my small lonely, personal travel up to New York City was amazing decision, I've experienced a lot being as a part of the life of grand cities in the USA- which are quite much different worlds than most major cities in Europe. Not as a tourist but I transformed myself being as a New York citizen for several days, to feel in New Yorkish people how they live. As Brooklyn-er, I spent all days wandering along the buildings of that city, sitting down and watching people and the environment riding in the train and exploring between many boroughs and neighborhoods, from overwhelming, very touristic-y, overrated and famous Manhattan to the another side of the world, filled with a lot darker atmosphere- the Bronx.About training to fullfill your goals and dreams.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been in New York so many times and since I was very little, yet I've never seen the real New York. But from when I became a traveler I learned how to find the heart of the city, and so, Manhattan wasn't the real part to see and feel the New Yor
Tip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making DecisionsTip of the Day: Making Decisions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People that achieve great things don't look for the easiest way to do it. They look for the right way.
Making the right decision sometimes makes all the difference.
How are you going to spend your day today?
Sending positive vibes to you all!
This moment when...... you are submitting something...This moment when...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
... you wrote a very long description...
... you are writting the hashtags...
... you made one little error and clicks on "Return"...
... click "Return" a bit too much...
... and you have to retype the whole thing...
'DANG, That's Some Good Acorn Squash' RecipeMy new year's resolution is to eat more vegetables. Although I love the idea of going vegetarian or vegan, I know deep down in my heart that I simply love sweet mesquite BBQ ribs too much. So I compromised and told myself I would eat more vegetables to balance out my omnivore ways.'DANG, That's Some Good Acorn Squash' Recipe2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Squash! It's not just for putting by your front door in the fall!
Preheat oven to 400*F and place the rack in the middle.
Cut the squash in half and scoop out the insides.
Cut a small piece off of the bottom of the round side of each half, so that they don't roll around on the pan when facing up.
In a bowl, or in one of the squash halves if you're lazy, mix:
2 teaspoons margarine
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 clove garlic finely chopped (or a small squeeze of garlic paste in a tube)
1/2 tsp salt
Less than half a teaspoon, to taste:
Ground black pepper
"Italian seasoning" Which can include oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, sage (if you have those as se
Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problemsTip of the day: What do you fill your mind with? Dreams or problems? Time to focus on our dreams! We must always be aware of the problems in our lives but if we are not finding time to focus on our dreams and goals then we will never achieve them.Tip of the Day: Thoughts of dreams and problems3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the day: Spend time wiselyA lot of times the most important things in life take about the same time as the unimportant things. What is something important that you can do more of? What's something that you can do less of?Tip of the day: Spend time wisely3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door*Take note that this advice is meant for people that are completely unknown beginners that have no options and are looking to learn***Tip of the Day: Getting your foot in the door3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comic legend Lynn Johnston (creator of "For Better or For Worse" gave me today's tip of the day. She wrote to me with some advice after listening to my audiobook "The Perfect Bait"
"I wondered if there should be a portion dedicated to people- students etc who are completely unknown, who just want to get a foot in the door.
Working for free is the answer. You might balk at this because some critics say this gives the appearance that there is NO value to skill and talent. However- consider this: Working for free gives you amazing experience. It allows you to practice on someone else's project, see your work in print, establish a reputation and learn- big time. People who won't work for free WILL pay for a course! What better learning experience is there than to work with a client- such as a library or an independent book store or a school- producing poste
Art Giveaway! AND THE WINNERS ARE...Art Giveaway! AND THE WINNERS ARE...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Also we have Super Participants - participants, who have extra chances to win in NEXT giveaway:
:iconxxniuexx: :iconxxsapphire-empirexx: :iconlegendary444: :iconpartofinsanity: :iconshyscope: :iconyurikitten:
You, guys, don't need to donate points for get extra chances in next giveaway, but If you would like to - you can always make us happy by donate, even if it's just one point.
Thanks everyone for participating!
P.S. Dear winners, please send a note with info of characters that you want to see in your prize pictures.
A Sly Cooper movie?Thanks Draco56 for showing me.A Sly Cooper movie?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well you can read the title... apparently a Sly Cooper movie is planned... and... really guys I hope it won't look like what you can see here => https://www.facebook.com/SlyCooperMovie?fref=ts
I mean, I'm still not really used to the Sanzaru style... and now the style completly changed again. :iconjackiechanmemeplz:
So, I'm ok with a Sly Cooper movie, but these images are just awful...
Really, look at the Ratchet&Clank movie trailer, it does look like the ratchet&Clank from the games!
Here it looks like... EEEEWWWW!!! *shivers*
I guess I still had to show this... ._.
And here is the trailer...; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFNJW8AoYSs
... and I thought the images were horrible... ._.'
Unknown!Mexico!Reader X ????Chapter 1Unknown!Mexico!Reader X ????2 years ago in Personal More Like This
you had grew up in what most would call normal. You had a mom and a dad and to top it all off you were an only child. You had long (h/c)hair, big (e/c) eyes, and very tan skin you were born in America. Right now you lived in Mexico near one of the ocean towns by Baja CA. you moved there when you about 10 and picked up on the language fairly quick. Your life was very plain nothing really went on in the little town it was going to be 21st b-day you were coming home on your bike to finish your famous chunky slasa for your tacos de lengua de vaca and after chocolate y coco* when you tried not to notice a loud blond man looking at a map with a shorter blond man yelling "You git !" and some other words you dare not repeat as they turned into an ally your mind went back to dinner you didn't notice riding by when you fell off your bike and landed on top of the American "reloj estúpido americano donde vas** " you hissed at him he stared at you with a puzz
Point Giveaway!Yes, point giveaway.Point Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be giving 636 points away for this certain one. Because of the buy one, get one free membership deal they have going on right now, with these points you will be able to buy a 6 month membership for the price of a 3 month one.
The deadline is early November 17th, as that is when the deal ends. So, Saturday. Make sure you'll be online that day so you can receive the points in time, otherwise you're just getting enough points for a 3 month membership.
Rules of this giveaway:
You must fave this journal.
Make a journal about this, or just mention it in a journal of your own. I don't care; either way works.
Post a link to a funny youtube video/picture. Just one. ONE. Not two, not three, and definitely not 5. You will be disqualified if you post more than one. I just don't have to time to go through more than that.
I guess that's it. The person with the funniest link w
Tip of the Day: RoadsTip of the Day: The road we choose to travel is more important than the destination. There's usually more than one road that will lead you to where you want to go.Tip of the Day: Roads2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
On standards of beautyIn some societies people blame women for being women. When a woman stupid, that's because she is a woman while they ignore the fact that there is a mass of idiotic men. After such cases we hear the shouts about respecting. That's right - we should not blame one for being different from another. Of course, as human beings, as souls we are equal. But equality isn't about equating everything on the same level. So I do separate men and women, not by body but by conceived consciousness. What I'm going to speak about is a matter of my opinion. If you insist that you have your own--it's not my problem I can't and I shouldn't force mine. I just feel like I need to share my thoughts on art as an artist.On standards of beauty11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The pictures on the sites, the posters on the streets, the images on the TV have been inflicting me some troubles, particularly to my keen sense for aesthetic. Also, everywhere here on DA I see these fake standards of 'beauty' hanging on the main page. I was kind of overwhelmed by the horr
When Art becomes Pressure...I only learned about it yesterday that a young artist just recently committed suicide over what seemed to be about her art. I don't know all the details, nor did I know her in person, but what her boyfriend wrote on her Facebook page prompted me to write about the issue. I can't say, if her art was the main reason for her to come to the conclusion to end her own life, but it seemed to be one of the things she thought about a lot. Out of consideration I am not going to tell names, or how old she was, because it doesn't matter. A life was lost.When Art becomes Pressure...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
She loved to draw and constantly did strive to improve, which we all can relate to. She seemed eager to participate in conventions, having her own stall, and to participate in the online art community, and that's where I want to add a few things.
Just to be clear, I am not saying the following was the exact reason for her decision, but rather a piece, which could have come into play. Many little things are accumulating before the limit is
Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterdayTip of the day: I don't care to be the best. I just care to be better then I was... constantly.Tip of the Day: to be better than yesterday3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I do this kind of comparison it encourages me to focus on my artistic journey as opposed to the destination. It creates momentum and great habits.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
I quit.I quit freelancing: http://www.noahbradley.com/blog/2013/i-quit/I quit.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The good news is that this means much, much more personal work. I'm working on creating my own world. I try to keep most of my DA postings as just finished paintings, though. If you're interested in seeing more sketches and thoughts behind this project, I encourage you to follow me on one of these other sites:
Thanks--I'm excited to see where this journey takes me!