7 Days Drawing Challenge FeatureThe 7 Days Drawing challenge ended last Wednesday and now it's time for features!7 Days Drawing Challenge Feature10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thank you very much everyone who joined the challenge. It's interesting to see how this challenge required mostly creativity and determination rather than just art skill. Congratulations to all of those who managed to finish, I'm very proud to see that many of you did
As promised, I chose 7 of my favorite projects and I'll reward them with a free request doodle by me! Here they are (be sure to check out their galleries!!):
I've chosen :iconreenacat: and :iconarbitrary-means: to win the 200 points!
(Thanks again stargirl143 for the points!)
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)11 months 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
How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?
How to beat procrastination (part 2)Most of the excuses for not drawing is lacking of ideas. On part 1 of this journal I explained why I find it useful to keep a notebook with you, and to write down your ideas whenever possible.How to beat procrastination (part 2)5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This second part is about developing the habit of drawing. Hope you find it useful!
Create the habit of drawing
First thing to know about creating new habits is that it works kinda like inertia law:
"An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion."
Which means that the more you postpone your drawings the more you'll feel like delaying them. This procrastination abyss can be endless. For instance, I didn't draw anything in 2013 until the end of August when I bought my fi
600 Points GIVE AWAY: MAY 7How to participate:600 Points GIVE AWAY: MAY 71 year 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 winnerthree 100 point winnerstwo 50 point winners
Deadline: Sunday, May 25th
.i want.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
to know about god,
he would prefer to go by
i want to know
about the stairway
up to heaven,
and why sliding down
the bannister into hell
is much more fun
(think i tried to climb a step that wasn't there, think i might have died more than once)
An Obscene ammount of PLZ AccountsPLZ Accounts, Helpful when you want to ephasize a point, are making a face similar to the icon or are just one of those strange troll creatures~An Obscene ammount of PLZ Accounts5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But whatever the reason they are one of the many dA phenomenoms that have out lasted many version changes and may out live the internet itself~
In no particular order here is a an almost ridonkulous ammout of these funny little Icons~
:icondungplz::iconImshockedplz::iconfrageplz: :iconleleleplz: :iconohohohoplz: :iconicameplz: :iconimhappyplz: :iconimsarcasticplz: :iconnotimpressedplz: :iconimhorrifiedplz: :iconwthplz: :iconohcraplz: :iconiloveitplz: :iconidontloveitplz: :iconidislikeitplz: :iconiloveitmoreplz: :iconimshockedplz: :iconimmadplz: :iconilikeitplz: :iconirapeitplz: :iconiwantitplz: :iconihateitplz: :iconicantbelieveitplz: :iconilickitplz: :iconikilleditplz: :iconretardiloveitplz: :iconilovekrissiplz: :iconnewlightplz: :iconimseriousplz: :icongwahplz: :iconhappylightplz: :iconohshitplz: :iconbutbutplz: :iconomgwhutplz: :iconsomethi
A Saturday SurpriseAlright, let me set this up the right way.A Saturday Surprise2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Saturday was my girlfriend's little brother's birthday party. Because her little brother is just a few years older than the Princess, I figured we'd take her along and let her meet some new kids and make friends. She LOVED the idea and begged her mom to let us take her. Of course, her mom had NO PROBLEM with me taking the Princess off her hands for a few hours.
So I get up Saturday (more like roll off the bed and crawl to my desk) and run the Write In chat I had scheduled, then took a quick shower, got dressed and picked up the Princess and then my girlfriend. I was originally not gonna drive, but at the last minute, I decided to anyway.
Now, we're on the highway in my Jeep. The Princess has her iPod and notebook in the back seat, and we're chit chatting up front. I'm paying attention to the road (obviously, I'm driving!), but not really looking at the vehicles we're passing.
When all of a sudden, the Prince
Wings Of GraceWhen everything comes aliveWings Of Grace2 months ago in Personal More Like This
a sweet song surround my heart
and beyond the sadness and insecurity,
I start to fly on the wings of grace
calling the name of Joy.
Rise Towards The Sky by 00BlacKBerrY00
Live Before You Die by CecilyAndreuArtwork Parnassius apollo by MartinAmm New Blooms 3-27-11 by Tailgun2009
so soft and fragile... by bindii
1st crocus by followheART 90 by mohdfikree .:Bath in the Moss:. by Frank-Beer
my wish for you this new year~( X)my wish for you this new year~4 months ago in Personal More Like This
(Listen to the song while reading...)
"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light." -Dylan Thomas
You blink, and suddenly it's the new year. The images of the last 365 days flutter before your eyes, and all at once you get a flurry of pain, happiness, laughter, or bitterness against your tongue. Regrets or disappointments may flash before your eyes. The feeling of heartbreak, or emotional scars that reopen at the remembrance.
And you wish you can change things. And maybe you wish you were stronger, or had the strength to fight yourself.
One tiny difference in your decision, may have transformed your world.
What if only you had mo
10 Tips for Writing Fanfiction for BeginnersHello everyone! Today on Tumblr I created a list of ten tips to help out those who are just starting out writing fanfiction, or are interested in writing fanfic but have not yet made the leap. I decided to repost it here so those who do not follow me on Tumblr can see it. If you can think of anything else that would be of use for beginners or have tips of your own, please post them in the comments!10 Tips for Writing Fanfiction for Beginners4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Watch as much material from your desired fandom as possible. While your fic should by no means be a thesis of the fandom, you'll want to absorb as much information as possible for a multitude of reasons; to draw inspiration, to ensure that you are well-informed regarding your subject, to determine what is canon and what is not, etc.
2.) Read other fics. I have found that reading other's fics can really help the writing process by exposing yourself to different writing styles, ideas, and characterizations, in addition to serving as inspiration. However, it is very important
Love.( x )Love.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Have you ever realized that humans are SO fixated on love? Have you ever realized, that our whole lives, we're trying to find someone or something to love? Have you ever realized that it's our most powerful and impenetrable emotion?
We'd kill for love.
We'd sacrifice for love.
We'd give our lives for love.
We'd let ourselves perish so that someone who we love can survive.
We perform miracles through love. We come back to life because of love.
And when we die or when we're in a pinch, the person we loved flashes before our eyes.
This emotion is so powerful it can make us do things we never wanted to do. And we can't measure it. We can't quantify it. Who knew we'd be so attached to other beings, that literally across time and earth we are tied to those people? That the hearts are still connected.
So don't take this emotion so lightly. Don't play around with it, don't make it into some cheap idea. As said in the movie I
Learning to draw with Loomis: art book featureIf you want to become a better artist and you find that your own "How to draw" books, or the tutorials on the internet are lacking in scope, then this article is for you. I'm going to talk to you about some of the best books on making art that have ever been written - and that's not an exaggeration.Learning to draw with Loomis: art book feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These books were written around the WWII-era by a man called William Andrew Loomis. He was a very accomplished and widely published artist at the time, but what he's currently more well-known for is a series of art books he created during that time. These books have stood the test of time and their contents are still commonly used and recommended to art students of a wide range of skill levels, and if you're looking to improve your drawing skills, particulary faces and the human body, these books are a good place to start.
The major strength of his books is that they're not a step-by-step guide or tutorial on how to draw a specific picture, portrait or pose. Many art books fall into this ca
Artbook sold out!ALL SOLD OUT!Artbook sold out!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Normal order is open!
Please use this form to order:
Final price: 14 USD (10€ or 10,50€ if you pay via Paypal) + shipping
A4 Softcover with 34 pages.
Extra: A5 print by :iconpastelcake:
Will a signed copy cost more?
No, not at all! xD
I can't charge more for a 2 second signing!
I just asked cause there might some people who prefer a dedication with their real name or something like that.
Will the shipping be safe?
I can't take responsibility for the shipping itself but if you choose the registered shipping, it's very safe!
I will use a padded or cardboard envelope and write "do not be
.it's the graveyard.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
shift tonight -
the moon drapes
her silver shroud around
your shoulders as you leave,
she knows you're tired
of working it out
how the earth rotates
like a spinning top
between his forefinger and thumb,
the one you believe you're
all stuck under
(bloody feet, got soles encrusted with rubies)
[CLOSED] commission info[2015. 2. 16] Currently these commissions are closed! Please note that the 'closed'/'open' icons are just there cause I'm testing them - everything is most unequivocally closed ;v;[CLOSED] commission info1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions will most likely be open again around late June / early July!
[ General rules ]
I have the right to decline your order if I feel I cannot draw it or if your order goes against any personal values.Points-to-cash conversion rate used is $1 = 100. (dA takes off 20% of your money when you convert it to points, hence the 'official' conversion rate of $1 = 80.)Points and Paypal accepted! When paying with Paypal, please cover the fees as well. You can do that by sending the payment as a 'payment for services' instead of a 'gift', and declaring that you will 'pay the fee'.I usually ask for payment up front, but I will also accept half-and-half payment (half payment before starting and half payment when I'm done with the commission).If you're a few poin
Ascension 2, Sec 2 The captain greeted her by name, so I assumed this was the ship she had come in on. She and the captain bantered like old friends, and the captain easily agreed to take us all to Ildis. In no time we were on board, and Aida was going through the journals I had transferred to her arms at the earliest possible opportunity. Probably not the wisest decision on my part, because now the stupid sun elf was leaning in very close to her, telling her all of the things she couldn't recognize. Their words by themselves weren't what bothered me—it was the easy way that they interacted. Faelern was hardly forthcoming, and yet he would tell Aida just about anything she wanted to know. When they started talking about finding help to translate the journals, I decided it was time to intervene.Ascension 2, Sec 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Ildis library has a large selection of books about Kadan," I said.
"We need to warn Sky and Tillie first," Aida reminded me. "As soon as I s
I wrote this for everyone and no one in particularI wrote this for everyone and no one in particular.I wrote this for everyone and no one in particular1 month ago in Personal More Like This
On FB I do not know most of the people who add me but that is never a bad thing as it’s always good to make new friends.
For those I know I usually visit their wall whenever I feel like seeing what they are up to, I may not comment all that much
but that does not mean that I don’t care about my friends or that I have no interest following the progress of junior artists and colleagues.
The real reason I do not open the FB feed is because the large stream of junk information and Ads makes me cringe so hard I have to see a dentist.
What I cannot stand the most are those random quote re-posts and the fact that most people do not realize that they are actually
re-posting “banner ads” for those pages that feed off site traffic.
Most of the “generic wisdom” is completely redundant and often unintelligible information, tailored for the simple mind
Ascension 2, Sec 4 Trouble followed Aida like a bad smell. A large group of Eagles members were waiting for us down at the docks, trying to bully our location out of Captain Nina. They were no trouble picking off, especially since we had finally learned how to work as a team, and after an extremely disturbing message given to the only Eagle left conscious by Aida, we boarded the ship. Was it bad that, out of all of the terrible disturbing things Aida had told the member to relay, the thing that got to me the most was when she said Diego had a cute butt?Ascension 2, Sec 42 years ago in Personal More Like This
We had barely gotten out to sea before Tillie got herself drunk, and Jace was already leaning over the side of the ship, well-prepared to hurl anything left in his stomach into the ocean. I took some small pleasure in the green tint of his skin.
"So," said Aida, coming over to me, once again after talking with everyone else. I wasn't sure how I felt about being the last one she
Shikabane No Odori Romaji LyricsShika bane ondo de odori masho u shika bane no odoriShikabane No Odori Romaji Lyrics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
shika bane ondo de odori masho u
tori tsu i ta tori tsu i ta tori tsu i ta nani ka ga
yomi no kuni he no michi zureni
onnen ga onnen ga onnen ga youki de
tanoshii tabi o tomoni shiyo u to
shika bane no odori de atama ga kara ni naru pa parapara
shini tai anata ha go shoutai kurushii ukiyo o hanare te
koko wa kanbi na kanbi na rakuen rakuen da oide?
shika bane no odori shika bane no odori
iki te yuku no wa tsurakaro to
tanoshii ondo de kokoro no wareme ni
kusatta choudume tsume te yuku
ureshi tanoshi no shika bane ondo
kimi mo nakama ni ire tageru
yuu zou ni mu zou no chimimouryou saa hakaba de odori masho u chacha u
shika bane no odori
shika bane ondo no shika bane ondo no
shika bane ondo no odori kata
shinu toki no sugata o tokidoki miseru dake sore dake de
kirai na jibun ni keiji batsu guruguru shikou no kaihou
mazuha ichi ho ichi ho ichi ho sono choushi oide?
shika bane no odori shika bane no odori
yomi he nigeru ha raku jaro to
Collection: Twelfth NightCollection: Twelfth Night4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Twelfth Night is the Christian festival marking the end of the Christmas season. In ancient times, it also meant that the world, upside down since Halloween, is finally turned right side up for us to begin our new year. But, more or less importantly, depending on your personal fervor for religion or world literature, it is also the title of a rollicking comedy by William Shakespeare. Written around 1601, it displays Will’s tendency to be a tad ahead of his time, featuring as it does a Countess falling in love with another young woman (albeit disguised as a boy) long before same–sex marriage coming into vogue.
Our Twelfth Night gal
.i remembered.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the conversation with the anesthetist,
he said place your thumbs over your eyes
and press gently, and i replied isn't that
and no i can't feel my hands but i'm
not really bothered, i will sleep
sleep and sleep, i won't need them,
and please keep an eye on the sea til i
wake, it might pack up its fish and
go travelling, it might leak through
the holes in the earth like a sieve,
all the shipwrecks and sharks will
(i don't believe in anything, and that makes me a liar because i believe in that)
.mother i'm.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i worry about
but still living
inside me i
(gonna build you up nice and bitter)
Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New BrushesWhat's NewSite Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New Brushes1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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