Contest Announcement~I am officially announcing my first contest, i have planned this for a month and finally i can officially announce itContest Announcement~7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The idea of this contest is simple, draw one of my OCs Crow or Fox or both if you feel inspired!
They are my original characters. They are creatures with magic but that doesn't make the very special because they live in a world where many things are magical. Also they live in a forest. The place they live in has no cities or technology, only clans of different magical creatures. They have absolutely no contact with humans either although humans do exist in this world, these creatures just stay away from them. Fox is cunning and composed, while Crow is easily manipulated and sincere. Fox is blackmailing him and keeping him under her thumb because she wants to keep him close to her and that is the only way she knows how.
here are images of them for inspiration
Octopus Accessories - art thieveshttp://www.octopus-store.ro/Octopus Accessories - art thieves2 days ago in Deviant Events More Like This
this is their store. They are Octopus Acessories
This is their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OctopusAccessories
They had my drawings printed and were selling necklaces with them. They also lied to me that they did not steal them and took them from from some deviant who supposedly stole them first.
They sent me this link to this deviant :iconxyqueen: but the drawings that belong to me were submitted 12 hours ago. So obviously this couldn't be true since Nijikon was over 12 hours ago, and they had them for sale since 3 days ago.
This girl is so shameless, she lied to my face! She made me feel bad about calling her out and "making a scene" in front of her booth. OMG! And i believed her, i could have had her kicked out of the convention on the spot! She made me apologize for making a scene in front of her booth So she stole my art, and i was the one who apologized.
THAT. IS. WRONG.
Wow, if thievery was a game, she would be the final boss
Free commission raffle (done)Thanks for participating everyone, lets see who wonFree commission raffle (done)4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And the lucky number is:
Just a small note, I'll do this again with my original style when I'm done with my regular commissions
Raffle? Is that the correct word? Anyway, those of you that follow my polls know that I wanted to do something special for my 300k pageviews. And after... I think it was for 150k, when I was giving 3 months of premium, there were like 3 or 4 winners ( and I didn't have enough points ) I will do this with raffle instead (because there will be only one winner, a lot more people will have a chance to win, plus theres this thing with DA now where your pageviews gets counted when someone visits your gallery as well...) .
Sooo, to get a chance to win free commission (this style ONLY: ) all you have to do is fav this journal. You'll have time until I hit 300k on my front page, after that I'll use random.org to pick a winner
GOOD LUCK EVER
Doodle Giveaway + Help a Fellow Deviant!Doodle GiveawayDoodle Giveaway + Help a Fellow Deviant!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
SavageFrog has opened commissions for doodle sheets to help pay for grad school.
Want a cute little doodle for yourself?
I'm purchasing $20 worth of doodle sheets, and I've decided to hold a little giveaway for a spot on one of the sheets. All you have to do to participate is:
Fav this journal. I'll be picking random numbers from this list
Comment below with a reference image of the character you want on the sheet (no anthro, ponies, or mature content please)
Optional: For a bonus point, you can help spread the word about SavageFrog's commissions (read more below)
They will be about 10-ish winners who will win a doodle of their character from SavageFrog
Help a frog out
Some ways you can help SavageFrog raise money for her education:
Purchase a personal doodle sheet for $5.00-8.00 (500-800 points)
Purchase one s
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 dA6 months 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
500 Points Give AwayHow to participate:500 Points Give Away5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Fav+ this journal!
2.This GIVE AWAY is only for my watchers!
There will be a total of 6 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!
One 200 point winnerTwo 100 point winnersTwo 50 point winners
Deadline: Sunday, June 15th
Birthday giveaway - 1000 POINTS [CLOSED]It was quite some work, reading through those almost 3000 birthday wishes you left under this journal, on my profile, and in my PM's.Birthday giveaway - 1000 POINTS [CLOSED]1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But it reminds me of the fact that DA is in fact a warm community
As promised, the winner chosen by the randomizer.
This giveaway winner is Namtia :iconnamtia:
If you didn't win. Make sure, you keep following.
With fall and holiday season coming up, more giveaways are coming soon!
I just got back after having a very good weekend, to 1900+ journal comments and 800+ profile comments to scroll through.
I WAS NOT PREPARED!!!!
Needless to say; It's gonna take me another day (or 2) to catch up.
So the winner will be announced then.
In the meanwhile; enjoy some of the awesome birthday art I received (and I'm terribly hyped up about)
Conquer your artblockI think every artist out here has experienced it at least one time in their career: the so called artblock. A moment of total lack of inspiration that suddenly hits you, and leaves you unable to create. Most often the solution is to just wait. Most artblocks will solve automatically with time. But there are circumstances in which an artblock doesn't automatically disappear, or when you have deadlines to catch. In that case, you might be helped by some basic tips to conquer your artblock.Conquer your artblock4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the years, I've experienced an artblock (or writersblock, as they call it for fiction writers) many, many times. Most of them were short, but the longest lasted over 2 years. Most of them solved on their own. But sometimes I just needed that little bit of extra help. Therefore, I made a list with a few tips and tricks to make your artblock go away. Hopefully it'll help you as well as it did me.
Beat your fear
Most artblocks come from fear. The fear of not being able to
You are worth it!Just one of the many messages I got here on DeviantArt;You are worth it!1 year 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
300 point lottery winner!And the winner is :iconowl00augen: congratulations!300 point lottery winner!2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
man it took a while to get to 1919, i never expected this journal to get over 2000 favs OMG, but thanks to everyone who participated! I see many people like these point lotteries and sorry for taking 3 days to announce the winner, i was so busy
Hello everyone, this will be a short journal I am giving away 300 points in this lottery and here's what you have to do to enter:
+fav this journal that's it
-winner will be announced in 2 days
I will use random.org to pick a number from 1 to the number of favs my journal has at the time, and then the winner is the person who's number corresponds (in the fav section of the journal you will notice favs are counted when you click on 'who')
I will be making a series of lotteries to celebrate my art book, which
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 x36 months 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
Giving away 300 points!The WinnerHello, sweeties!Giving away 300 points!The Winner2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I decided to give one lucky deviant 300 fresh and make their wintery day a little bit warmer
All you have to do to participate is
favorite this journal
comment on it with an answer on the following question:
Check my new photo below (I hope you like it) and answer which colour pencil in the photo below is the shortest?
(please, check carefully, I won't count people who were changing their opinions many times... And please, don't comment on the actual photo, the answer won't count)
Hello, again, darlings!
I'm glad that the contest was very successful and fun and thank you everyone who participated.
The correct answer on the question above is orange.
I'm glad the most of you answered right.
I uploaded the screenshot of the picking the winner process and the lucky number is 885!
Here's the screenshot:
Congrats to the winner WonderBazaar
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.Tips For Commission Artists3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
311 points giveaway. The winner!Hello, sweeties!311 points giveaway. The winner!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's cold here, so I didn't go out today and I'm sitting in my room browsing dA...
I decided to make someone smile by giving one lucky deviant 311 points!
(+ I just realized I've reached 400 000 pageviews )
*prize updated to +200 points which were kindly donated by weremole
All you have to do in order to participate is:
fave this journal...
well, that's all
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
deadline: 7th January,2013.
I will pick the lucky winner with a little help from random.org
Thank you everyone who participated (:
This time the winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points!
Have fun, stay warm and good luck
I hope you like my newest one:
+ my latest:
giveaway [30 points+drawing][^^'closed]hey guysgiveaway [30 points+drawing][^^'closed]2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
remember that giveaway i'd do?
well.....it's been a loooooooooooong time since then
and i never said when i would post the results
AND I AM VERY SORRY FOR THAT
since i won that contest
i can now update the prizes :3
how to enter?
add this journal to your favourites
and that's all
people who entered the previous giveaway don't have to fav this journal again
EDIT: donating 3 points will get you an extra entry~~
however, there's a max of 5 entries and you cannot win two prizes
EDIT2: if 250 people join, i'll add an extra prize ^^
so, the prizes are....
1st prize: 20 points
2nd prize: 10 points
3rd prize: 5 points
4th prize: full body, coloured
5th prize: headshot, coloured or not, whatever you want
also, did you know i now do features for a mere 5 points?
it's a feature for 3 days and 3 devs.
i'll review each and every single one of them.
perhaps i should do a feature as a prize someday....
first one to do this might get featured for longer becaus
2014 Summer Contest (CLOSED!)Sa mga nagsusungit dyan, wala kayo sa lugar para umarte ng ganyan!2014 Summer Contest (CLOSED!)7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Huwag rin kayo umasta na parang may utang ako sa inyo na dapat kong bayaran. Hindi niyo kelangan mag-padala ng napakaraming notes na nagsasabing "sori po" at pagkatapos ay magko-comment kayo na hindi ko tinanggap ang entry niyo dahil ayon sa inyo ay "pangit" ang gawa niyo. Hindi ako ganoong klaseng tao na hindi tumatanggap ng ayon sa inyo ay "pangit" na entry. Ang rules ay rules kaya hindi niyo dapat ikasama ng loob kung paalalahanan ko kayo ng tungkol sa mga yon bago ko tanggapin ang ipinapasa ninyo.
Tandaan niyo, kayo ang mga contestants, hindi ako!
Kung hindi pa mahaba-haba ang pasensya ko, baka patalsikin ko pa kayo sa group.. pero wag kayo mag-alala dahil hindi ko pa naman gagawin yon sa ngayon! Kapag sobrang napikon na talaga siguro ako, baka! Minsan naman, palawakin niyo naman ang isip niyo katulad ng ginagawa ko para sa inyo.
Wala akong matatanggap na kahit anong bayad dito sa ginagawa ko. Donation ko lang po an
50,000 Pageviews Spectacular!I'm reaching 50,000 pageviews. So exciting! This milestone will be marked with a grand giveaway of points. Once I reach 50,000 pageviews I will be giving out points to 100 people. Yep! 100 people will receive points!50,000 Pageviews Spectacular!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
How do you get your share? Well, it will be randomly chosen from a list of my most active watchers. The more active you are on my page, the more chance you have of getting noticed and scoring some points. You can start by adding this journal to your favourites.
Thank you all for a wonderful 50,000 and here's to another 50,000!
Draw to a song contest-closed-So guess what people I just came up with a new contest Idea XDDraw to a song contest-closed-2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I haven't really decided about the prizes, but this is just more of a fun lets draw! kinda thing.
So yes you may offer to donate prizes, no llamas please!
To become a participant simply just fave and leave a comment so I know you are interested ^.^
and this will be the last giveaway/contest before my PM runs out, so after this I will be saving up to renew my PM
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Whats the contest?
Edit- So you choose a song, and create a picture that is inspried by that song
When sending in your entree, either leave a new comment or send me a note
Yes you get to choose the song, and please link back to the song in your description!
What kind of art is allowed?
Any kind really, just remember the more detailed the drawing, the more likely you are to win.
Same goes with color, unless your shading in black and white is amazing!
So something that you spent time on is more likely to win
CLOSED 3000 Point Giveaway!!!!ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED. RESULTS WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY~CLOSED 3000 Point Giveaway!!!!3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
eeeEEEEEEYESSSSSSSSSSSSS YOU GUYS! I HIT 3000 WATCHERS!!! HEEHEE!!!
You know what that means? 3000 POINT GIVEAWAY!! HEEHEE YESSSSSS~!!!!!!
-You must fav the journal.
-Do not tell me you entered or your 'done', ect in the comments, it's annoying ;^;
The awards go in this order:
1st - 1000pts
2nd - 800pts
3rd - 400pts
4th - 200pts
5th - 100pts
6th - 100pts
7th - 100pts
8th - 100pts
9th - 50pts
10th - 50pts
11th - 50pts
12th - 50pts
-Yes! It is possible for you to win more than one award, though unlikely TTvTT
-You don't need to be watching me, though I'd greatly appreciate it ;v; <3
-The giveaway ends on Sunday 10th of August, at 6pm GMT (British Summer Time), at which point I will pick the winners using random.org
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:Does talent exist?2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
The Great Lit Crit Event!:iconlawooplz: EXTENSION!! :iconlawooplz:The Great Lit Crit Event!5 months 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
How to get noticed on deviantART!:faq56:How to get noticed on deviantART!1 year 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
Giveaway! Winners!!Hi again guys!! It's been a very demanding task to link each deviantART account with each YouTube account so I hope you can forgive me for the delay! I decided to raffle 2 x 25 extra as a little thank you!Giveaway! Winners!!2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Without further ado, here are the results!
Art and value of timeDear, deviantart fellow artistsArt and value of time1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our lives go by so fast and the time for what we really want to do is limited. So, how to wisely value our time, how to make the best of every single day and keep on creating?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Sort what are the most important things you need to do as soon as possible and start with that. Make a list with what needs to be done and sort them by how necessary it is to do them, how much time it will aproximately take and how the result could impact your life. We have to make constant sacrifices in order to achieve our goals - instead of watching that useless youtube video, instead of checking e-mail and social media sites all the time, instead of whining that there is no time, but actually using what we have - everyone of us have 24h in a day, the difference between