Points for Critiques!Hey guys! for those who don't know, I've been learning to paint for 4 months now. I want to learn as fast as I can from all you pros on here, so I thought I'd start something like an ongoing contest to give away points and help me improve.
I'm giving away points to people who critique my work. Each new deviation of mine will be open for critiques in its comments section, and there will be 3 prizes totalling 140 points per painting:
First Critique - 20
Best Critique - 100 Random Critique or Comment - 20
The 'First Critique' prize goes to the first critique, unless it's really short (i.e. less than 100 words, say). All 3 prizes will be sent and announced in the comments section of the deviation roughly 1 week after the deviation's submission date - and then the contest will close for that deviation. The 'Random Critique' prize can be won by anyone (even if you gave a very short critique or just a helpful comm
New give away 8D (pokemon)Once again a give away. This one, because I graduated . You can win the following:New give away 8D (pokemon)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A sheet with 12 pokemon cards from all over the world. 1 card is a holographic promo (English)! 1 card is a first edition (probably Dutch). Cards can be English, Dutch, German, French etc. I have 9 sheets to give away.
What you need to do is the following:
1) Favorite this journal before the 10th of July
2) Watch me before the the 10th of July
Once again pretty simple XP.
Also, I have plenty of cards up for trade. You can find my list of cards I can trade here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZjbfNkGmuHuTRciztHgqG3Dv-oXwN-J73OuYYG0IYnY/edit?usp=sharing I am looking for enough. I will provide my search list soon, but if you have a list of stuff you want to trade yourself, send me a link to it or if that's not possible, note me and I will give you my email so you can send it to me.
ps. value's in the list are trade value's in Euro. Buying is possible too, prices are different then. Whe
DRAWING CONTEST and RAFFLE! **CLOSED**Hello all!DRAWING CONTEST and RAFFLE! **CLOSED**1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since my girlfriend and I's one year anniversary is in a few months, I've decided to start this drawing contest where you have the opportunity to win $5, $10, or $25 (or that amount in points) plus art! More money or prizes can/may be added.
Not only that, but there will also be a raffle as well where you can win $5 (or that amount in points)!
Now there will be a contest and a raffle and you can participate in both So if you enter both the contest and the raffle, you have a chance to win up to $30!!
Also, a big special thanks to :icon2kaze: for helping make this contest happen!
You must draw my girlfriend and I's OCs together in order to participate in this contest! (References to our OCs are below!)They can be doing almost anything together from being random/silly to being on a date, bein
Birthday Giveaway! 1000-2000 Points!EDIT :I extended the giveaway by a few days due to work, but I also added more points in since you have to wait a few more days. I hope that's fair. We now have 500+ people so the winner will receive 1700 points. If 1000+ people participate, the prize will be 2500 points.Birthday Giveaway! 1000-2000 Points!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(This is a repost, if you have already entered you do not need to do anything)
My birthday was May 6th and I turned 25. I decided to celebrate on DA with a contest, and the winner gets 1000 points! If we get 500 people participating, the prize will be 1500 points. If somehow 1000+ people participate, the prize will be 2000 points. Right now 288 wonderful people are participating.
RULES:It's really easy to participate in. All you have to do is be one of my watchers and fav this journal. You can also earn up to 4 more entries by leaving comments on my artwork. One comment equals an extra entry. Just let me know by leaving a comment on th
Free OCs + Art Raffle [Winners!]thanks for participating, guys!Free OCs + Art Raffle [Winners!]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it's time to announce the winners /o/
well first, i'm using random.org to pick a number.
theres some unlucky people who got picked but were disqualified because they didnt follow the procedure properly~
the winners are as follows:::
>> sketch headshot jellification
>> sketch halfbody HeadphoneMonster
>> sketch of your choice from the commission journal ToxicMutagen
>> Nai Moons-CrystalTear
>> Dorothea Aya-Velvet-OC
congrats on the winning and please send me a note for further details!
thank you so much for your support~ :iconletmehugyouplz:
I'll add more prizes as the participants increases :iconorekibakaplz:
These are my OCs since before I changed my username to suzuaki.
You can use this for your utau or OC's design~
Please take care of my bbys well if you win ; w ;//
Thanks for being my watcher! I am very
3 Month Premium Membership + 2,000 Points Giveaway UPDATE! IF YOU CREATE A JOURNAL/POLL, PLEASE LINK IT IN YOUR FIRST COMMENT, OR YOUR EXTRA ENTRY WILL NOT COUNT.3 Month Premium Membership + 2,000 Points Giveaway1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ignore the numbers I give you. IGNORE THEM. I was gonna do the number system but then it got too hard so now I'll just write it in a document, don't worry if you don't get a number.
So my last giveaway had only a few joiners; I decided to open up another one, hopefully this one will be more successful.
To join this giveaway... you MUST:
Tag one or two friend(s). It can be anyone, from the deviants you admire to your best buddies on here. If you win anything, your friend(s) will receive 50.
Want to have MORE chances of winning?
To DOUBLE your chances of winning, make a poll or journal about this giveaway.
To DECUPLE (+10) your chances of winning, donate 5 or
Birthday Raffle: win free art! CLOSEDRaffle is over, winner can be found hereBirthday Raffle: win free art! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Edit 1: WOW I made it into the Journal Portal o-o nice nice
Edit 2: Guys this journal was made on my birthday,17th May, so there's no need to congratulate me now xD but I really apreciate it <3
Edit 3: Oh my, over 80 people joined this?! I have to admit, I wasn't expecting more than 10 participants o.o
Also, changed the deadline, go check it out.
Hello there guys~
It's finally here... today it's my birthday!
I know, I haven't been active here & didn't p
May 300 points Giveaway Winners!The winners are:May 300 points Giveaway Winners!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations, each will receive 100 points!
Hello everybody, time for another point Giveaway!
I´ll give 100 points to 3 lucky winners.
The rules are simple, as always:
- Add this Journal to your favorites, to enter. That´s all you have to do.
- This Giveaway ends on May the 24th.
- The winner will be chosen via random.org
Good luck to everyone!
My 1st Giveaway|| Closed || Winners Chosen!My 1st Giveaway|| Closed || Winners Chosen!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
View Winners Here: http://fav.me/d7oqdnr
Total amount of prizes giving away so far: 280 points + "Special prize" unknown amount in points + artwork + Llamas + Favs .
I have gotten some points from winning some contests and I decided to give back by just doing a giveaway. It is a simple-easy one where everyone can enter. The more points I get from other contests/raffles I've entered -before deadline- and/or donations I get; the more points will be given away. Plus, the more people who enter I may up what I give away. Currently I am only giving away for four places but it may increase. Donations of points/prizes are welcome too. -those donating can still enter!-
All updates are listed at bottom of journal besides the last one (there was just so many!)
Update Jul/1/2014: evPepper
Elven Stories Contest *** voting ***Read more about our contest:Elven Stories Contest *** voting ***1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Rules Submitting Prizes Judging Feature
Over 1000 and Art!!!
After all this time of planning and waiting... IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! Our first Contest.
Contest has ended!
The winners will be announced in about 2 weeks
Contest starts July 1st
Contest ends August 31st
Contest ends September 30th
The contest will be canceled if we don't have at least 20 participants.
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If You Don't Want Comments, Don't Post Your ShitThe opinions in this rant are my own and you don't have to agree. If you do, thanks!If You Don't Want Comments, Don't Post Your Shit1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You know what's incredibly childish and annoying, and usually seen on dA or other sites quite regularly? When people post things that will obviously gain negative or 'unwanted' attention, yet they get so angry when they get that attention and receive those comments. Like they say, if you post flamebait, prepare for the consequences.
Seriously, though. It's like when people post photos of themselves in provocative situations and then whine because they get perverted comments. Um, girls, I totally get that you want to be able to show your body off and express your sexuality in that way, but at least take the comments in stride and accept them. Because...if all you can see in your photo is your boobs, naturally someone's gonna say "nice tits!" or something of the like. Don't act like you're being oppressed or being seen as nothing but a sex toy, because, uh...
Horror Isn't Responsible For Your Shitty ParentingI wasn't gonna make a rant about this, but seeing as I'm an artist who has a burning passion for all things dark and horrific--and that occasionally involves me drawing Creepypasta and/or Slenderman-related art when I get the urge--I don't want anyone to think that horror artists are something terrible and evil just because two girls went nuts and stabbed some girl for the sake of being Slenderman's proxies.Horror Isn't Responsible For Your Shitty Parenting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
We all know how it was with rock and roll music, rap music, violent video games, the works: THEY ALL POISON CHILDREN'S MINDS.
Yes, of course they do. I've been playing Mortal Kombat--a video game known for its gore, violence, and sexual themes--for a long time, and I've never wanted to perform a fatality on anyone. Heh. I've been drawing gore and horror for as long as I can remember...uh...and I'm perfectly fucking fine. Why? Because my parents raised me better than that. Yeah, my parents and I have a lot of problems at times, but they still taught me better than some of the little
Rant: Self-Harm Selfies?The opinions in this (short) rant are my own and you don't have to agree. If you do, thanks!Rant: Self-Harm Selfies?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You know how some people tend to post pics of self-harm over the internet, like here on dA? I don't mean drawings of that type of thing; drawings don't physically hurt people and if you don't draw it and go 'lol look, cutting', you're good. I mean actual photos of their cuts or burn marks. Selfies where you're holding up your bloody arm, or photos where you say 'look what I did last night' in the description. What is that really proving? Most of the people I know who have a serious issue with self-harm are ashamed of it, and even if they can stand to talk about it, they don't want their suffering displayed all over the internet in cell phone pictures. It's not helping you get better, and it's not helping others who go through the same thing you do.
It kinda makes you look like you're proud of what you're doing to yourself, when most would like nothing more than to have their problem and
Popular 'Sue' Traits and How to Use Them CorrectlyThis is the third time I've posted this. The first two times, I had to delete it due to dA lagging on me and sta.sh screwing up...oh well.Popular 'Sue' Traits and How to Use Them Correctly1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's a lot of crap on the internet about what makes a character a Mary Sue/Gary Stu and what does not. Well, here's what I personally think about certain traits that some people overdo and how you can use them in your work without butchering them to the point of Uber-Sue Wonderland. This will tie in with my How to Roleplay Efficiently and How to Create a Good Horror OC journals. You don't have to agree with me on any of this. All opinions are my own, and I'm not trying to bash any particular OCs out there. I'm just trying to clear up some things and help people with OC development. Enjoy.
1. Tragic Pasts
Alright, you know how a lot of OCs out there who are classified as Sues have tragic pasts? They come a dime a dozen, right? Well, I don't think the input of a tragic past is t
Rant: Stop Telling People What to PostYou know what really irritates me? When people go onto others' pages and say shit like this:Rant: Stop Telling People What to Post6 months ago in Personal More Like This
"I don't think this is allowed on dA. You should take it down because it really bothers me..."
"Wtf why do you draw shit like this?! This is inappropriate!"
"You should draw other stuff. This is just nasty/wrong/etc."
First of all, if you think you can go around telling people how to use their creativity and tell them what to draw/take pictures of, you obviously don't know what art is. Art is about expressing yourself. Now, before anyone says "Kyra, you're a hypocrite because you said yourself that you were sick of seeing porn on dA!" let me clear it up for you.
Yes. I am sick of it. But the difference between me and an asshole is that I don't go onto photographer's/model's pages and tell them what they can post and what they can't. For example, I commented on one of Slawa's deviations the other day. I said that I think she should branch out and do other things besides the same butt photos over
The Sad Truth About Fanfictions and FandomsTruth be told, I was reluctant to write this journal, but felt like I had to. First and foremost, however, I want you to know that I have no intention of demoralizing anyone, and I’m by no means a great writer. But there are certain things regarding fandoms and fanfictions in general you must understand.The Sad Truth About Fanfictions and Fandoms3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The majority of fanfiction readers are biased – it’s an indisputable fact.
I have seen a good amount of people here on deviantart who are amazing writers, and yet, they don’t get the attention they deserve, while some receive up to 5 comments. Why? Simple, their fanfics are original, and do not have the following content:
1. Cheesy as hell plot/romance.
2. Levi (or any other popular character) being OOC to the point of lusting over the reader for no apparent reason.
3. Bland Mary Sue reader character that is loved by almost every single guy/girl in the damn show.
Let’s be real here, most readers won’t even bother leaving a comment on a story
Rules and dos and dontsRP RULESRules and dos and donts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How I Role-Play>>
I only RP in paragraph form.
I RP over notes.
I do not give out my skype, sorry.
No just no, one liners are not allowed. I find them half hearted and boring plus I have a hard time keeping muse for an RP if I have little to work with. If I get a one liner I will either ask you to make longer replies or drop the RP all together depending on your usual length. If you give ones that are barely two lines then i'll drop it but if your usual is a paragraph then I'll ask you not too.
Controlling my character is a huge no no, it's common sense to know controlling someones character is not allowed is any, way, shape or form. No character is unharmable, some it i really hard to hurt but be a little realistic with it as well. I don't mind bullet proof monsters who are stronger then any human and are ear impossible to kill but another mon
Win free premium for 1 year! LAST CHANCEI am planning to get a premium for a year once I get paid. But it's get 1 free right now, which I will be giving away to well... someone... you can win it. So here's what you have to do:Win free premium for 1 year! LAST CHANCE8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Watch me
2. Fav this journal so I know you're in.
1 & 2 BEFORE 28th. I will use a random generator (random.org for example) to pick a winner.
Feminazis (Read Before Commenting, Please)The opinions in this journal are my own and you don't have to agree. If you don't, that's perfectly fine. If you do, I appreciate it.Feminazis (Read Before Commenting, Please)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, first off, I know the word 'feminazi' tends to insult feminists often and 'radical feminist' would be the more appropriate term, but those who seek to abolish men's rights in their entirety are often not true feminists and calling them feminists is an insult to those who use the term correctly. I have absolutely nothing against women who fight for equal rights. As a matter of fact, I respect you greatly. The point of this journal is just to vent a bit about how I personally feel about the so-called 'feminazis' who are nothing but sexists and are giving feminism a terrible, terrible name.
I know first hand what feminazis are like because I live with one. I don't see how someone who claims to be all for equality can sit there and rant about how all men deserve to be treated like dirt becaus
C.H.Y.K.N. contest! ($175/13800 points)Hi! Welcome to my first contest about the former Guardians from the Disney's "W.I.T.C.H." comics and TV series - Cassidy (Water), Halinor (Fire), Yan Lin (Air), Kadma (Earth) and Nerissa (Energy, Keeper of the Heart of Kandrakar). I know that there are many CHYKN fans like me, so I think it's about time our loved former Guardians to get a contest about them.C.H.Y.K.N. contest! ($175/13800 points)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
RULES - Please, read:
You must write a journal about this contest.
Your entries must contains at least one CHYKN member in her young appearance.
The drawings for the contest must be drawn by yourself - no pics from the WITCH comics or the TV show and screenshots from dress up games. Do not steal another people's work. Just draw it yourself.
Colored arts only. No sketches and line-arts.
Show your creativity. Your drawings should be on your idea and conception. If you just draw a scene from the comics or the TV show without any changes made by you, you won't have a chance for prize.
There is no limit of number entries -
Why Do Radical Feminists Hate Egalitarianism?Okay, so I came across a few people today--radical feminists--who were talking about how much they "don't need" and are tired of hearing about egalitarianism. Apparently, radical feminists dislike the idea of being egalitarian. Naturally, I feel the need to rant about this. Keep in mind, one of the people I'm referring to is probably one of the most hypocritical and asinine people I've ever had the displeasure of reading comments from.Why Do Radical Feminists Hate Egalitarianism?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, if you are a feminist, you should by default accept and support egalitarianism. Why? Because the definition of egalitarianism is equality for all. That includes gender equality. So if you are a feminist who says you don't need egalitarianism then turn around and say you need feminism, you're being a hypocrite because the two should go hand-in-hand. Sometimes I catch myself saying that I don't understand why we even have feminism when we women can just be egalitarian, but then I remember that feminism is not a bad thing that should
Free for all Summer Contest (Closed)Free for all Summer Contest (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
From June 4th to September 15th
welcome to the free for all june contest , free for all means pretty much do what your heart desires ,anything goo's
.Must be appropriate for all eyes
.Must be submitted by the deadline ,no later
.Only 2 submissions per person
( must be different character per picture)
.NO STOLEN ART
.No bribing the judges to win
.all submissions must be submitted in this
#our generation contest - CLOSEDHello, guys!#our generation contest - CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Unfortunately, only one deviant managed to enter this contest but he brought us three drawings from the 90s in Russia.
We can not do any judging due to the lack of entries so SomeSortofMax will receive a one-month premium (or the equal amount of points) from me and will be featured on my Artist Spotlight (on my profile) in February for his work.
Everyone who offered prizes is free to contribute if they still want to.
The 70s were a wild, hippie-filled time, Michael Jackson and Madonna set the tone in the 80s while wonderfull movies like Forrest Gump, The Sixth Sense, Mrs Doubtfire (bless you, my captian), Tatanic and many more dominated the 90s followed by great polical change (the
100 Points Randomly Rewards (July 2014)100 Points Randomly Rewards (July 2014)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Contest: Random-Draw ( July 2014 )
Tonight maybe we have another start for this group ,
First this blog ,
To participate in our Contests Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 4 winners .
and 25 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconkkatethewolff: (number:29932 )
:iconND4SPD911: (number:11343 )
100 Points Giveaway [CLOSED]Winners: :iconsparkkiez::iconxxseas-of-emeraldxx::iconsamanthathestargazer::iconfun-sun-cat:100 Points Giveaway [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'll make another giveaway tomorrow :iconmikulaplz: so stay tuned.
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It's back! :iconmikulaplz:
I has been a while since I made a giveaway, but I'm thinking about returning with the "Weekly 100 points giveaway" [La la la la]
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