Some originalsSome originals11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Put up a few more originals on online store!
Also I just finished 4th semester of my graphic design program!
Hope to do many paintings over the summer! : )
JulyJuly1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Win by Me-O-Tojite 736 by Nigrita
Lilia Inkov 2 by Dagger-dancer
Thy Rarest Rose by MarsiaMS Gorgeous by xChristina27x
724 by Nigrita
well hidden by xChristina27x Dream House? by xChristina27x
Starcrossed by pro-non
Mesi Reflected by dizzylizz
Turquoise feeling by Gingershots
Draw my little bros characters-ENDDraw my little bros characters-END4 months ago in Personal More Like This
ELLO, and welcome to this contest dedicated to my wonderful little 8 year old
bro who is growing in the art of art. This is going to be fun and my little brther
has no idea I'm doing this. So when I'm done I'm going to show all the entries to
him and he'll love every one of them and probably will talk about it for weeks.
It's all going to be worth it because I know he'll get his silly little grin on his face
and wont be able to control himself.
The theme for this contest as you probably already know, is drawing my little
bros characters. There are three to chose from and all you have to do is make a
swell picture of that character and enter it!
IT HAS TO BE APPROPRIATE. This is for an eight year old so use your head
and it'll be easy.
You can have three entries. Though if you're doing three you need to make each pi
WINTER CONTEST. Draw Our Ocs Together!~ ||OPEN||ANOTHER CONTEST, YUS. I LOVE CONTESTS.WINTER CONTEST. Draw Our Ocs Together!~ ||OPEN||3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so, this one is going to be different than what I've done before, so like yeah.
CONTEST DEADLINE IS APRIL 4TH, 2015
So, all this contest is about is Ocs being together. They can be lighting houses on fire, or just simply giving Christmas gifts together. So, if you pick a character you have to think of what that character would be doing. Gotta be in their comfort zone, right? So you you have a question to what oc(s) would be doing so-and-so then just ask. c:
TO SEE THE LIKES AND DISLIKES OF MY OCS, CLICK ME.
Fav this journal
Make a journal/poll about the contest!
No traces or bases
Any type of media is welcome. Even literature.
OPEN ~ Draw my Waterdog Contest!Yush, another contest, this one is separate from my other one as this is specifically for drawing my new Waterdog, Aubrey. She is quiet, shy and skittish.OPEN ~ Draw my Waterdog Contest!3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
At the moment, this is my only ref:
An icon, a rare Booshie or Meowl MYO, a folder icon and 300
A custom common Booshie or Meowl, a pagedoll and 100
An icon and 50
YOU MUST READ THE RULES TO ENTER
No usage of bases etc, I want it to be all your own work
Keep it PG - No nudity or gore
Accepting all art, however it MUST be coloured
You can submit multiple entries, but only win with one
Please make a journal and link back here (optional)
MUST be a watcher to enter, new or old
You must say 'Maya-Papaya' in the comments so I know you have read the rules if you are entering because you gotta read it to know what's happening ^^
Contest ends on Feb 10th 2015
Plenty of time for quality art <3
Material ListUpdated materials list July 12, 2014!Material List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
*140lb Arches paper cold pressed
*90lb Saunders paper cold pressed
*140lb FLUID watercolour paper cold pressed
*Muse Cubi White Watson paper
*140lb cold pressed WINDSOR & NEWTON watercolour paper (Rough texture)
*W&N/ HOLBEIN watercolours
*Dr. Ph. Martin Synchromatic / Radiant liquid watercolour
*Dr. Ph. Martin Black Star Matte India ink
*Daler Rowney acrylic inks (Gold, silver, etc)
ESCODA / W&N series 7 brushes (Sable)
*The left one is a HUNT 513EF nib, and the one I use the most.
[Bullet; Green]Sketchbook[Bullet; Green]
Great for mixed media
[Bullet; Green]Masking Fluid[Bullet; Green]
I don't use masking fluid.
I heard th
.mother i'm.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
i worry about
but still living
inside me i
(gonna build you up nice and bitter)
Remember These Things Smile at strangersNo one can hurt you unless you let them.Walk tall or at least try toWhen you're sitting for hours, straighten your back and stretch or walk around. You'll hurt your body if you don't.Don't be afraid of mistakesMake the most of rainy daysCherish your morning coffee/tea/water etc.What is superficial is always temporaryDetermination can get you placesAllow yourself to breakdown, but always rebuild. Always.Have faith in things. Especially yourself.Try to learn one new thing a day. It could even be a simple fact. Never let anyone determine your happiness.Wash your face a lot. Life could be better, but it could also be worse.Always look at the world with open eyes.Find the beauty in the smallest of things. Count your blessings. Count how much you have rather than how much you don't.Don't waste food. Remember that others don't even have that tablespoon of rice you just threw away.Be proud of your accomplishments.Remember These Things 2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly, i think a lot. I really really muse o
Why are we this wayThing is, i am absolutely frustrated with humans.Why are we this way4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Every single day im seeing constant injustice, constant racism, constant MISUNDERSTANDING.
It annoys me to no end. How in the world can you judge a culture, a race, a another whole REGION of human beings by a few terribly researched and portrayed news anchors? How in the WORLD can you hate an entire culture, race, ethnicity or judge an entire chunk of people without knowing them at all?
Since when have we gotten to the point, that we don't even give them a chance? That we've dehumanized those who are different from us.
Nobody said you had to agree; you were born obviously in a different mini world of your own. But these people have families, homes, friends, they joke with eachother, they play catch with their child, they smile at their grandmother, they eat breakfast, they watch the sunrise.
We are all human, and we all do almost the same things every single day. We are NOT that different, and if
Attention all writers and readers:Attention all writers and readers:1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so this is a very important journal ( i understand that it's long) and i would like all of you to share/read/etc. because i feel like this problem has gotten out of hand.
I'm sure recently you guys have heard of this actually. Fellow writers/readers, have been finding stolen work from DA on other writing sites. Many of us DA writers have had our work stolen; not only that, the work is claimed to be their own, and there are many comments afterwards such as "oh i cried while writing this" or "this is a request from a reader" when they put no effort whatsoever. A few days ago, a person had basically mass stolen works from about 10 authors--it wasn't just one from each author either, it was about 3 or 4. Good friends of mine had their work plagiarized word for word. And the worst part is that we have no knowledge this is happeni
Law of TalosNote: This tournament is invite only, please do not ask to be invited as there quite literally isn't any more room.Law of Talos6 years ago in Personal More Like This
The grand city of Taitle, once bustling with life and thought and steam-powered inventions, stands deserted save for the stray passing inventor salvaging scrap metal from its workings and a stubborn old man http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/Sins-of-Angels/Oldmansketch.jpg who has lived on the same plot of land his ancestors have all his life. He didnt mind the old abandoned buildings, the winding Victorian architecture that was crumbling in places, or the almost rhythmic release of steam from street vents. No one knew where the vents went, or why they were there, or even how to properly begin to repair the citys maze of architecture to make it living again, but the vents are there, leading to nowhere, and the city is there, and had, at one point, worked for the people in it. All it works for now, o
The sound of colours XIIIHey!The sound of colours XIII7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This month's topic: people in black and white
I hope you like it!
Do You Believe by NateKaranlit strangers by vampire-zombie
Georgia by EmilySoto DS106 by DS-sanchez
the portrait of rain by PsycheAnamnesis Orphic1 by ilaschaffer
immersed by Hengki24 The Gate by sandas04
Lola by iNeedChemicalX Zaluzje by IwonaEs
5546 by Vladimir-Serov sokol by SvetaCosmos
A look into your soul by airsteve Ksu by Daria Zaytseva by daria-zaytseva
this is how i look when i'm right in time by NikolasBrummer this is how i look when i'm with my morning coffee by NikolasBrummer
freckles by mrausrau BENEATH THE DARKNESS by hakueizm
Emma by Pixel-Spotlight some stories stay with us forever II by linateschphotography
Maria by ownroom
Cry & The Shorty AwardsI don't know how many of you are aware, but Cry is nominated for a Shorty Award in the category: Gaming and YouTube StarCry & The Shorty Awards1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So far he is 19th place in Gaming and 88th in YouTube Star
★ Let's support him and see if we can help him win or bump his rank some what higher.
♦ Here are the links and you must have a twitter account to nominate Cry in any category and only one nominee for one category per nomination tweet. If you would like to read more on the rules, please visit: http://shortyawards.com/rules
♥ Nomination for Cry in Gaming/YouTube Star: http://shortyawards.com/CryWasTaken
Nomination ENDS: Feb. 18, 2014
Awards ceremony: April 7, 2014 (and will be live streamed)
Beautiful Music for Emotional FicsThere is nothing I love more than cuddling up with tea and reading an emotional fic that has me grossly sobbing everywhere.Beautiful Music for Emotional Fics3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
But what goes with an emotional fic better than ugly tears and spilled tea?
Those of you who are seeking beautiful songs to match a fic that pulls at those heart strings, I have got it all for you!
Commercial KatsuA lot of these pieces are from emotional anime that I have seen and cried really hard to, so you will get to learn a bit about me today~
Here is a list of songs that I find gorgeous and use when I'm writing emotional fics:
Bird's PoemBroken MoonTears of Joy
Focus on your OWN pathWe often look at others, and see that they're either: more religious, more successful, richer, smarter, etc. But I've come to realize this after countless occurrences in my own life, that we really need to focus on our OWN path. We see others and then we look at our self and then we try hard to be like others.Focus on your OWN path2 months ago in Personal More Like This
But that's the thing, we were made different on purpose. There's a reason why you're not them. Yes, it's good to gain inspiration from everybody. Maybe take some of their good points, the things they are doing right. But don't try to be like them.
The path you are taken is unique. It's your own. You can mold it the way you want, and the way you shape your path will be different from someone else. But it doesn't mean you're wrong and it doesn't mean they're right. Sometimes different paths can lead to the same goal right?
And focus on your heart. Focus on who YOU want to be. Not what someone else wants to be.
Remember These Things The way your stomach hurts after laughing as hard as you canThe sweet scent and taste of hot chocoTaking a hot shower on a rainy dayLove people, love everybodySmile to at least one stranger a day. Everybody has problems in their lives and can use a smile.Learn something new everyday.Life is too short, so don't leave things for tomorrow.Always ask yourself this question: if today was your last day on earth, what would you do?Think about something/someone that makes you happy. Don't let go of it/them.Be open to others.Forgive as much as you can, not because you're weak, but because you're better than that.Pamper yourself as much as possible. Helping others is great but don't forget about yourself.Do as much as you can for others. Public service/charity is free medicine for the soul.Remember your accomplishments. Learn from your mistakes.When making coffee, the cups of water must always equal the scoops of coffee. The more precise the better tasting coffee.Drink warm milk before bed to faRemember These Things 1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Member Feature #5 Welcome to DesignYourDreams !Member Feature #55 months ago in Art Features More Like This
It's feature time (Happy Holidays to all !)
Digital Painting and Drawing :
Raum by muratgul Angelarium: hope by Indiron Alien Bed by Howi3 Dark elf kid and his pet by Tsabo6 Lighthouse.xnbak by Crystalshock Ilemysterieuse F by MiguelCoimbra CMMSSN: If you're my sin by h-eri Magic City of Vane by Alayna Death and the Teacup by Caelicorn New Age by Lordigan
the lotus pond by KarinaAlbuquerque La Regina Andromeda by LenteScura Akrid by Tri5tate Nazgul by RusalkaD A Waiting Game by kimsol The twilight mountains by davidperesbr Like a Princess by stellartcorsica The Outpost by neverdying Crowz Ov Thornz by MythridArt M E R M A I D by akramkamil The trap of spider by MaliciaRoseNoire I Ching 29 - Kan (The Abysmal Water) by annewipf Root Lord by conzpiracy Enterprise beam me up! by cylonka EDEN II by Carlos-Quevedo PACTO DE SANGRE - Blood Pact by Benjja1 el MONSTRUO by Benjja1 Lost Light by kimsol First Civilization by Christel-Michiels Dracula's Castle by Whendell
The Benefactor by Kimmokaunela Basement creature by veprikov Pudge by bananamannen Neon City | The Future Cop 4 by MarkusVogt :thumb469
The Street Journal: Best of MayThe Street Journal: Best of May7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Kiss by sandas04
Fish out of water by ZiaulKareem 1 by sevilalkan
Pelea de perros by AriCaFoix pussy walk by lightdrafter
A family by mariomencacci
.:behind the scenes :: ballet:. by StillesWasser Dog for sale by PatrickMonnier
Contest CLOSEDUPDATE3: Ending tonight!Contest CLOSED10 months ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: Added more points~
Recently I've been wanting to host a contest, mostly cause I'm bored and I have some points to spare~
- You can draw ANY of my OCs and as many as you want
- If you want to ship my characters with yours or my own, please ask first
- No gender bends please
- You can insert a character of your own, but please don't make it feel like its based around your characters (Ex: A picture with 1 of my characters and with 3 of yours) Try to make it equal
- You may NOT insert a canon character from a show, book, movie, etc
- You can use any media other then writing and photography
- Submit as many entries as you want, there is no limit~
- You can put my OCs in different outfits, but only if they normally wear clothes and nothing sexual
- If you want to put them in outfits,areas, etc from a certain fandom, ask first
- You do NOT have to be watching me to enter
- If less then 5 people enter the contest will be c
.and goddess,.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
this isn't something i can
sweat or starve out of me,
i'll have to write and it will
see i've often thought about
placing my head in the pestle
and mortar, i wonder if i could
grind out the hell inside, become
a red pulp on the worktop, and
even the oven keeps tutting at me,
it's so easy, just open the door
stick your hand in, feel his forked
tongue on your palm,
orange lover, you
and it's true
that the dead are never really
silent, they grunt and they groan
in their damp soil sheets,
toss and turn over
(fill the bath with water, and just drop me in it)
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DOExposure, Getting Better, & Having the Chops3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
Hints and Tips #1Hello and welcome to the first instalments of 'Hints & Tips' andHints and Tips #19 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I hope these short and simple Tutorials will help boost and
inspire YOU to learn and create your own works in the many
forms and mediums that you may work in.
SO... The first Hint/Tip is -
FIXING WARPED FINISHED WATERCOLOUR PAINTING
(lumpy or uneven surface)
1- The warped painting
2 - Turn the painting around and cover the back
with plenty of water from corner to corner
3- Place in a large hardback book between blank pages
4- Close the book and place something heavy on it and wait
30 to 50 minutes so that the pages absorb the moisture
5- You open the book and the painting is flat
=to show that it doesn't remove paint, here is the finished piece=
I hope this helps
Best of September Submissions Group Rules Current Contest Our GalleryBest of September Submissions3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to Magnify-Life's Best of August!!
Hello lovely members!! And Welcome to our second feature!! This month we are showing off the best submissions of September!! In the next few weeks look forward to our very first contest. Until then please enjoy some of the amazing macro works submitted by you our members!!
80 Points Giveaway and Art Features(winner(Closed) Hello! The winner is :iconsteffisch1:80 Points Giveaway and Art Features(winner(Closed)2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconsparklesplz:Watcher's Feature! :iconsparklesplz:
Adoptable (Closed) by Crystal-MintBS: Mikhail by CionKeiastaMother Of Stars by TheBirthdayMuffin
Art Trade Mimi Bun Tan by Kiyomi--HimeBrook inktober: #4 by ElenaDeNardBloody by BloodyDarkSanityBeach by SeeUtheVocaloid