100 point giveaway WINNER100 point giveaway WINNER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for the response to this guys! I plan on hosting 100 point giveaways every week! (I plan on doing something special on the holidays)
But what you've all been waiting for.
The winner of the giveaway is...
CONGRATS! YOU WILL WIN YOUR POINTS SOON.
Since I'm new to this account I decided to have a point giveaway to celebrate the new start of me being here!
To be eligible for this giveaway you need to..
Add this journal to your favs.
Watch me for future giveaways, updates and more points!
Making a journal for this giveaway is totally optional but it will higher your chances if you do!
If you plan on posting a journal copy and paste the text I have below into your j
Group Pose Drawing Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CONTEST IS OVER! But feel free to still do the challenge if you want.Group Pose Drawing Challenge! CLOSED!4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's been a long time since we've had a drawing challenge around here, so let's do something that will test your skills AND help the general drawing community!
As many of you probably know, finding references for multiple people can be tough. It's also a good exercise to compose multiple figures into one image! This challenge aims to both help you practice your multi-figure skills AND help the community have more resources for this type of composition!
How To Enter!
Create a line art drawing with 5 or more full body figures together using SenshiStock images as the reference.
Submit your composition under the Resources & Stock Images -> Line-art & Character Templates section, OR the appropriate pixel base section, with a Creative Commons license. In the Artist's Comments, link to the Sen
Free Points Giveaway #2 - Enter FREE!Mini Points Giveaway - Every Week - Enter Now For FreeFree Points Giveaway #2 - Enter FREE!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CLOSED - 600 POINT GIVEAWAYCLOSED - 600 POINT GIVEAWAY1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
FINAL NUMBERS ARE BEING ASSIGNED.
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW.
Hi Everyone! Since Fall's coming around,
I figure now would be a good time to host a quick giveaway!
THE PRIZE HAS NOW BEEN DOUBLED TO 600 POINTS
I made it onto dA's front page! ;v;
I'm doing a giveaway to help draw some traffic to my page as well! It's very VERY hard to get ahead on dA, and I really have no other options ;x;'
I'm a good artist, so please check out my gallery! ; ;
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit ArtYou know i keep my journals short, so i'll jump right to it.10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Art3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. When you get an idea for a character, or an illustration or a comic, you can just draw it. You don't have to browse and see if anyone else drew it already, or commission other artists to do it.
2. If you get really good at art, your favorite artist might watch you back.
3. You might eventually get paid for it.
4. Because even if there's tons of art out there, and many great artists, no one, and i mean NO ONE can ever draw what you draw. There can be similar ideas, but only you can bring your particular flavor of art to life.
5. The awesome comments. The better you get at art, the more awesome and elaborate comments you get. Who doesn't want to get praised?
6. Art trades with really good artists!
7. Because quitting is lame.
8. Because when IRL people ask you what you do and you say you're an artist, you get the most interesting reactions. It never gets old.
9. Because you get to browse the internet a
The Great Lit Crit Event!:iconlawooplz: EXTENSION!! :iconlawooplz:The Great Lit Crit Event!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Being that I've been a bit absent (real life, ugh) I've decided to extend BOTH PARTS of this contest.
If you have not yet submitted a poem or story to the contest, you have until AUGUST 15TH to send me a note with a thumb or link to your deviation.
If you still need time to leave feedback, you have until AUGUST 31ST to leave your comments or critiques to be entered in the epic prize drawing.
Because Critique is Awesome!
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a couple articles about critique in the deviantART community. The response to those articles was generally positive, which was completely awesome. Several people expressed a desire t
100 Points Giveaway! + 1 month Free PM ContestWinner Declared: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/100-Points-Giveaway-Winner-380611021100 Points Giveaway! + 1 month Free PM Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright, I am feeling generous to giveaway 100 points free to someone.
Enter the lucky draw by just faving this journal to enter that's all!
How will the lucky draw be held?
A random number generator will be used to choose one random winner and that deviant will be given 100
Here's a quick sneak peek how the winners are chosen: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/Valentine-s-Day-Point-Winners-Birthday-Thanks-355256113
When will you get the points?
The lucky draw will be held on 24th-June-2013 IST
1 month Premium Membership or 396 points - Make a Group Avatar Contest
Make a avatar for the group CustomizeYourProfile and win 1 month premium membership at deviantART or takeaway 396 oin
da survey thingbored so heres this thing everyone else is doingda survey thing1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How long have you been on DeviantArt? 2 years
What does your username mean? its a corruption of the word cartoony and my nickname cort
Describe yourself in three words. lazy
Are you left or right handed? right
What was your first deviation? a doodle of a seedling for new beginnings
What is your favourite type of art to create? colourful and energetic. very much inspired by my favorite cartoons & video games
You are invited!We at Rising-Artists are pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a 2014 Prom event to help spread the love throughout the community.You are invited!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
While this event will be hosted by Rising-Artists, anyone and everyone on dA is welcome to join in. We'd like to make this a big event, so we'd love it if you help promote this in your own journal or polls.
The Prom event will be a big journal feature of all of the participants and their dates. Please continue reading for more information.
The feature will be published on Saturday, May 10th so that everyone has plenty of time to find their dates and RSVP.
Want to join in? Just read through and follow the directions below!
Have a partner in mind?
Is there a deviant you have always admired? Maybe a crush that you've never had the courage to talk to, or a close friend? Now is your chance to make a move!
How to get feedback on dAWe all joined this site, more or less for this reason, to get feedback on our art. The whole point of submitting art online is for people to see it and hear what they think about it.How to get feedback on dA1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now there are a lot of deviants out there who get little to no feedback and as a result ask the people who faved their art to comment or go to random people on dA and ask for them to look at their art or comment in the hopes that the person will be kind enough to return the favor.
A message to the people who do that, you're doing it all wrong.
Sure, if you ask 20 people who faved your drawing what they thought about it, you might get 1 or 2 answers, but in return, you'll be ignored by say 10 people and you'll annoy 8 people. I get these comments and i'm telling you, begging for feedback is not the way to go, if someone didn't comment when they fave, what makes you think forcing their hand is the right way to go?
A fav is a compliment, take it a it is. Not everyone has
*200 Points Giveaway!* + New Groups! - WINNER!Hello all! Thanks to EVERYONE for entering this giveaway and spreading the word*200 Points Giveaway!* + New Groups! - WINNER!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I truly appreciate it! ; u ;
Now onto the winner~
Oooh~ parlez-vous français aussi mais félicitations!
Congratulations to :iconyuki-namida:~!
You win 100
Thanks again for entering everyone! Tune in next time, I do giveaways every so often! `7`/
Hello watchers, passerbyers, distant stalkers-
As you might know, I've become admin of two new groups, those being
:iconhopespeakacademy: Hope's Peak Academy :iconhopespeakacademy:
A Role-Play group based on Dangan Ronpa where you can apply with your very own Super High School Level Student and solve murder mysteries with only your wits and the other students around you.
:iconvir-ragnarokkr: Vir-Ragnarokkr :iconvir-ragnarokkr:
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.From 500 to 20.000 watchers...2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:That's how you get pageviews1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
How to get noticed on deviantART!:faq56:How to get noticed on deviantART!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've had many people ask me this question so I'm going to elaborate the best I can.
As the FAQ above states, to get far on deviantART you HAVE to give feedback to get it. It's almost virtually impossible for you to get noticed without doing any of that. I learned that after a year of being here.
This is something that you will have to do in your dA lifetime in order to find your inspirations and be able to learn new techniques. When on the front page of deviantART it's probably the most diverse amount of artwork you'll see! Ranging from pixels to sculptures, tattoos to anime to poems, there has to be at least one that can catch your eye! There are millions of deviants here and even more submissions! Try searching for artworks that please you. You can even have a randomized search by using stuff like the random d
500 Point Lottery :) ~ Closed + Winners** Closed and winners. Points will be transferred to winners on the 16th of October (this Thursday)500 Point Lottery :) ~ Closed + Winners1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Winners receiving 100 points each, congrats!
I thought I would do a quick and simple giveaway of some points as I'm lucky enough to be able to give some away.
It's easy peasy - just add this journal to your favourites and you're in. I'll pick 5 random winners of 100 points each.
Add or follow me for WIPs and nonsense. I love seeing and sharing art, it encourages me to continue www.facebook.com/jenna.bastabl…
Or I'd appreciate a like on my Art page - www.facebook.com/jennasartwork…
Some tips to get more watchers on dA x3First of all, the amount of watchers is only a number. It doesn't necessary say how good your skills are. It's more how many people are interested in your art and how much it's seen in the community, in my opinion. Never forget it!^^Some tips to get more watchers on dA x31 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, it indeed is hard to get noticed on dA. There are so many amazing artists and if you're new here, it's a big challenge! However, there are some tips to get seen by more people!
Most of the tips are based on own experiences and what I observed. People have different experiences, so there is no real instruction! xD
Here are my personal tips:
Be active! It means, comment, fave and watch other people's art. Many of them will visit your profile to thank you and hey, maybe they like your art!
Commenting on many deviations also means that people will see your name and are likely to remember it!
Get an interesting avatar! Cause if your avatar looks interesting, people are more likely to click on it! Choose an avatar which rep
GIVEAWAYYYY + life updateI've decided to do the giveaway earlyyy~GIVEAWAYYYY + life update2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I was going to wait until I hit 500 watchers but I don't think that'll happen for a while :/
So, I'm giving away a premium memberships to a lucky watcher 8D You can be a new watcher or an "old" watcher, it doesn't matter~
- 3 month premium membership
How to enter
- Be a watcher of mine
- favorite this journal
That's it! I'll assign everyone who faves this journal a number that I will throw into a random number picker :>
One winner will be chosen and messaged on September 1st (of this year, obviously)
Good luck bbies!
As far as a life update, some of you may have noticed the lack of submissions. Welp, that's because my tablet broke :C I've been drawing some traditional stuff but I don't think it's worthy of being put up hereeee because ew scanner quality.
I started my second year of college on Monday, and the
200 points giveawayThe winners are PixlPhantasy and Geminine-nyan !200 points giveaway1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I haven't done these in a long while. xD
But it's really simple to join these...
Just favorite this journal!
You can unfavorite this journal after I announce the winners I don't care.
Two people will win a pair of 100 points.
I will announce the winners on Friday. c:
For this next part it's completely optional but..
Show me something cute!
It can be something that you've made or something made by somebody else. (Like my narwhal xD)
Btw, you should totes join this contest here: http://fav.me/d7g0y5n
You could win 300 points. :'D
7 Days Drawing Challenge (preview)First of all thank you very much for all of those who are willing to take part in this challenge! We'll start this Wednesday (18th June). Be sure you won't miss it!7 Days Drawing Challenge (preview)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What's a 7 Days Drawing Challenge?
The challenge is drawing 7 different things based on 7 themes I will give you guys. A drawing a day. I know it may sound a bit tiring but the objective is to keep yourself inspired during 7 days in a row. The more you draw, the more you'll feel like drawing!
What about the Rules?
The only rule is that you have to draw (and submit) something each day! It doesn't matter the media nor the art style. That means it can be traditional or digital. The style may be realistic, manga/anime, cartoon, etc. It may be a Black&White artwork but it has to be a final piece. Oh! Don't forget to mention me with "Picolo-kun" so it will pop up into my messages and I'll be able to see the artwork!
I'm not one of these wealthy guys on dA so I'll tr
Contest: Draw my OCs [CLOSED][ CONTEST CLOSED] : So it's finally over~ ! Thank you everyone for your amazing artwork They're all amazing! Judging them certainly won't be easy! But we're really happy and really impressed that so many people decided to enter and we'll try our best to come up with the best results we can provide~Contest: Draw my OCs [CLOSED]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On that note, we need to inform you that we'll need some time time so we can go through all the entries, and at the moment the other organizer of the contest is away from home so we'll be a bit slow with it, but don't worry, we have decided on a date where we will post all the results of this contest and that'll be on
So we'd like to ask for a little bit of patience! But hopefully there won't be any delays and that's when you'll get the results and know the winners!
Again, thanks a lot ! This has been a complete success I honestly never
Art Contest Winners!!!How will the winners be decided:Art Contest Winners!!!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners will be decided out from some of the Following:
And some other small things.
The winners are;
After the contest ended, did I and 3 other people choose our 5 Favorites. After that was done, did I look at all the lists, and then gave 5 Points for the First place in our personal list, and 4 Points for second and so on. After that was done, im I glad to tell you that the following winners are:
On 5th Place, We find:
One of the Jury members had following to say about this Picture: One word : DETAILS.
My god how did you that ?? O___O I'm really impressed, lot of color strokes, that was so amazing... The horse is awesome, love his eye and barding! I adore the white roses, it looks like they really came from a coat of arms. With the story of the War of the Rose, this is
NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!! [closed]CONTEST CLOSED!NEW CONTEST: Draw Izka or Amelia!! [closed]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED UP TO A WEEK AFTER DEADLINE.
PLEASE GIVE ME SOME TIME TO CHOOSE WINNERS, THANK YOU! ^^
So I decided to open a new contest, draw either one or both of my original characters: Izka & Amelia!
I really hope you will be interested in entering
~~~~~~~~~CHARACTERS: Izka and Amelia~~~~~~~~~
Click the image below for more info about the characters!!
- Draw my Original Character: Amelia or Izka, or both girls.
- You can draw only one girl or both together.
- You can add your own original characters to the picture as long as theres Amelia or Izka in it! (or both)!
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.Will you be my friend?1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be