The #StaffAppreciation Idea Contest! Win points!Please add this article to your favorites and spread the word!The #StaffAppreciation Idea Contest! Win points!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
dASAW-Points | StaffAppreciation | :#staffappreciation:
This contest is now closed. Thanks to the participants!
StaffAppreciation is happy to announce the first deviantART Staff Appreciation Week-related contest of 2012!
The deviantART Staff Appreciation Week (dASAW) kicked off with a bang in its first year (2011) and the response was overwhelming. Our goal is to promote positive community relations between deviants. We do this by creating relationships between the staff and the community, and by showing the staff that we really do appreciate all of their hard work! Anyone can participate in our events and contests!
This contest is a little different from normal because the dASAW hasn't begun yet! For this, anyone can enter, and this is the theme: submit your ideas for a great dA
RantI just pulled the internet cable out for a few days to withstand the urge to rant beyond any reason.Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And even now I'm seriously considering disabling comments for the things that I make. Because I'm so fed up with the continuous hate. And I'm so goddamn sick and tired of people that send me messages that I should just die, just because I happen to make a tutorial. (Yes, this message was literally send to me -- by PM ofcourse)
In the past weekend I hadn't so much to do. I wasn't that inspired to make art, so I decided to work on that tutorial that for which the idea had been floating inside my head for a while already.
Like some of you know, I've been giving drawing workshops every now and then for the past 2 years. Nothing too serious. I don't even get paid for it (aside from an occasional artbook or fanart drawing). I was there because of passion. Beca
Adopting a kitten on sunday c:So my dad lightened up and got a male. He is a black and white short hair named Dexter. His name fits him perfectly and he is the sweetest kitten I have ever seen. He loves to hurry over into your arms to snuggle and rub his face in yours. He also loves to hug and have his head undermine.Adopting a kitten on sunday c:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To begin with I put a long haired female orange kitten on hold but she wasn't going to be available for another 2 weeks and we couldn't wait that long due to my dad going back to work soon because his arm is finally healed so he worked out perfectly. The weird thing about it this time is the fact they wouldn't let me put the kitten on hold but another lady let me easily. She needed my dad to call. But anyway ya. Update XD
you can now buy a raffle ticket (points)its open worldwideyou can now buy a raffle ticket (points)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
and shipping is free so no cost to you at all
closing date is same as contest
- a lapras plush toy
- one glow in the dark metal bookmark
- rubber toothless keyring
-a animal based character drawn in colour no background by :iconnonodmon: example
there are many ways to enter the raffle , you can enter more then once for better chances of winning
HOW TO GET RAFFLE TICKETS
buy a ticket
you can purchase a ticket for 200 points
you can purchase as many tickets as you would like
enter the dragon contest
-When you enter the art contest you get a automatic raffle ticket
-If you enter 4 times to the art contest you get 2 raffle ticketS
-If you enter 10 or more times to the art contest you get 6 raffle tickets
Creature Design Contest I'm officially opening a design contest to those who are interested!Creature Design Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of the contest is to create a design for a creature. I will post the information and rules below, if you have any more questions, please send me a note!
Contest Start Date: 7/1/14
Contest End Date: 7/26/14 (A little more than two weeks from now!) (I'M MOVING THE DATE TO 7/26 FOR A LITTLE MORE TIME FOR EVERYONE! )
:icondarkwind2020: :iconcreate2289: :iconcrystalcircle: :iconxoedra:
:iconshade730: :iconroyalsmiley: :iconIAmTheSTIG101: :iconSwampert1357:
:iconTwinTailedCat: :iconSome-Artzy-Kitty: :iconKumotogi: :iconXylra: :iconrosebunnyshadodragon:
:iconScarletteRoseDEzZean: :iconeiffa2222: :iconPrettyGoodDog: :iconmagical-x-miracles: :iconBeaversAteMyGrandma:
:iconskyieavaie: :iconClovis-thecutestcat: :iconRebbyLou:
:iconmissyomg: :iconChespin75: :iconxDarkSpace:
Winners will be anounced within two days of the contest's ending!
For those who are i
Collection: Space ArtCollection: Space Art9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There was once a time when art depicting the lands west of the Appalachian Mountains as pristine wilderness awaiting exploration was censured by church and state as distracting from more important matters of the common pieties of home life. But there have always been those who need visions of grander realms for the journeys they can only dream of experiencing, but that may one day be rest stops on their great–great–grandchildren’s celestial road maps.
“In space, race doesn't matter, nationality doesn't matter. In space, you see the world as a globe and you don't see the boundaries.”
– Maggie Aderin–Pocock
Cheesey Lovey Stuff. No need to read! D:I FEEL LIKE POURING MY THOUGHTS OUT AGAIN. 8uCheesey Lovey Stuff. No need to read! D:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was just thinking about the day me and Nadine met..come to think of it, none of you know the story. Whenever I think about it I get all happy and stupid aaaa. :icondragondepressedplz:
I figured I'd just type it all out to make you guys go "awww"
Bout a year and a half ago while I was still in high school I went to art club for the first or second time after school. It's a little fun get together in the artroom where you just..chill and draw or whatever lol. o3o
So I was just sitting at a table being a derpfuck with my friend Sedona. We were just drawing and stuff..
THEN THIS CHICK SITS NEXT TO ME AND IS LIKE...
"ohey I'm Nadine and uh I like your drawing :3"
and I was all *blushyface* and thinking "um. thank you random hot stranger asian chick<3 :'D"
I said Thank you,
Then about 5 minutes later, she got up and sat across from me. aaand she randomly started crying. I felt bad for her, but being the stupid ass I am I just sat the
Can I take a few moments of your time?I just want to say a few words. Words I've been wanting to say for a while not but haven't had the much-ness or know-how to say; mostly because I didn't want it to come off as just another one of 'those' journal entries. One easily ignored.Can I take a few moments of your time?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, thank you to all my watchers, followers, and fans. I rarely say 'fans' because to me one would have to be famous to have fans but it seems more or less over the last couple months (or years even) I've become somewhat infamous for all the wrong reasons. More so when it comes to my small circle of friends.
You see, I don't get on easily with others, not online or in real life. More so in real life, mostly out of fear I suppose... But that's neither here nor there. Back on track.
What I'm trying to say is just thank you, for putting up with the crap I've pulled, the misery I've brought on through countless grueling journals about how crap my life is, this, that, and the next thing.
A huge thanks out to those who actuall
This GIF is me whenever I get a complement... XDWARNING: THIS GIF HAS EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF ADORABLENESS!!! IF YOU ARE PRONE TO SEIZURES FROM EXPOSURE TO CUTE OR ADORABLE THINGS DO NOT LOOK AT THIS JOURNAL!!!This GIF is me whenever I get a complement... XD8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The fursuiter in this picture is :iconino89777: and she is wearing the fursuit known as 'Telephone'.
(Sorry I forgot to link the artist before now... QnQ)
looking for characters/adopts to buy/trade !!i wanna clean out my characters from here: http://sta.sh/217ye8m3r51x?edit=1 and all of these are for sale or trade so please check them out !!looking for characters/adopts to buy/trade !!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
but im also searching for new characters! NO BASIC CANINES/FELINES im sick of plain cat character i have about 20 million of them. im looking for characters like this:
with weird, awesome CREATIVE anatomy and accessories !! they don't have to be super detailed just really unique and flow well with the design !
i have a little over 600 points saved and 19 USD in my paypal but i will also offer art for trades !! i will do full pagedolls like this and almost anything on my commissions page: Commissions Information Sheet (OPEN)
so comment away!! <333
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
Art Raffle! [CLOSED]Since I just recently got my 4000th watcher, I though I do an Art-Raffle!Art Raffle! [CLOSED]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The price will be one ballpoint drawing with a character of your choice:
Rules to participate:
1. You have to comment on this journal (I will give you your number then)
2. You have to fave this journal
3. You have to watch me
You can get one extra number if you promote the Raffle in your own journal and give others the chance to join, too
Also, please be fair and don't use second accounts to get better chances. I will take a look at each account to be sure of it's activity
I will use RANDOM.ORG to generate the winners on the 30 April.
Winner is Nr. 42, benybing
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourWhere to get started before you can apply for work1 year ago in Personal More Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour
My deviantART StorySo, decided to do it as well c:My deviantART Story1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
It's quite unbelievable how addicted to art dA got me. I found out about it thanks to daChelissius , my lovely classmate who's a true artist and when she noticed my scribbles and doodles in my notebooks, she persuaded me to join dA. At first, I promised to look it up (but forgot hehehee oopsies), then she reminded me that and when I opened up the page, I immediately registered. And got addicted. Yep. Then I started to find peeps like dupinema, NoctaAlkyona , popolis, Courier2001 , xxIslandxx, Virensere, VestibulumNocturnis , Panoptos, Tayrayb and many more! (sorry, the list here ain't complete ;n; ) Thanks to dA I began to take art more "seriously" and picked up digital. I also found the courage to open up my imagination and share my ideas without getting negative feedback nor hurt because IRL everybody thinks I'm a nutjob anyway...
Now it has been little more than a year since I've been around.
-CONTEST-13.000 Points/140 USD |ENDEDEDIT :-CONTEST-13.000 Points/140 USD |ENDED9 months ago in Personal More Like This
DEADLINE JANUARY 1ST
We decided to give people until January so you will have the time in the Christmas holidays.
Contest theme: Draw two of our characters. (one from me , one from marlon)
as a human, canine,dragon.. or more!
Or win 1000 by featuring this contest, or contributing a prize!
Marlonthegreenwolf and I have been thinking of hosting a giant contest for quite a long while now.
So here it is! We both worked hard to save up, and now it is finally possible.
What do do as an artist in training.There are many ways to Rome they say. But I find most aspiring artists lost and asking me for guidanceWhat do do as an artist in training.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and this is what I tell them.
Find out for yourself what you really want to do with art, there are so many different professions.
Graphic designer, Concept artist (mobile and high end), Illustrator of bookcovers, or card games.
Once you can make your pick, or at least pick 1 or 2 you must find the best work on the market in those fields.
Find out what makes the best art of your favorite field the best art. What do they paint? How do they paint it? With knowing this you can find out about the things you need to study.
The most basic study aims are the following:
What forms of light art there? And how does it influence things?
The book Color and Light by James Gurney will give you a lot of insight.
How do you paint shapes? How do you light them the right way?
You will learn a l
800 Points Giveaway + Sneak Preview (CLOSED)Entry to this contest is Closed.800 Points Giveaway + Sneak Preview (CLOSED)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Winners will be selected shortly!
Welcome to PoultryChamp's 800 Point Giveaway.
In addition for the chance to win points, you can check back on September 8th to enter my HUGE art contest! Preview below!
Grand Prize: 650pts
This is a simple giveaway! Winners will be chosen at random.
Giveaway ends September 7th, 2012!
How to Enter:
- You must post on this journal. (Required)
- You must +fav this journal. (Required)
- For an additional chance to win, you may +watch my account. (Optional)
- For an additional chance to win, you may advertise this giveaway in your journal. (Optional)
1. Your deviantART account must be at least one month old.
2. No *plz accounts.
3. You may have a maximum of FOUR entries.
4. No begging.
5. No spamming, abusive behavior or anything else that falls against deviantART's rules.
P.S. I am also sponsoring my sister's
Best video resources for digital artistsLearning the theory without any practice is incredibly pointless when it comes to art. No book, no lecture and no video will ever teach you how to paint if you won't find the time for creating something yourself.Best video resources for digital artists2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On the other hand, doing everything alone and without any instructions is the longest and hardest way of achieving anything. What's worse it doesn't guarantee you success.
Through the last couple of years I've been painting, I've learned that the best way for me to learn to paint is to copy techniques of people who know what they're doing. There's no better way doing it than watching videos with commentaries. That's why today I thought I'd share with you some great lectures, tutorials and demos I've found on youtube. Below you'll find a list of the best YT channels and samples of videos. Go and subscribe for more great vids!
Official channel of FZD School of Design which is considere
Tagged TwiceBy Wolfy and Awesome Voice (Alyrine) . What I'll do is ten things about me and answer all of their questions. Since it'd be crazy to tag twenty people, I'm only tagging 10.Tagged Twice1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. I get really bad insomnia.
2. The two emotions I really show besides happy are really angry and really sad in real life.
3. I'm listening to a sad song that I like because of YouTube video (the Mario Kart music ones pffff).
4. I'm a picky eater.
5. I love really developing my characters personalities rather than their design.
6. After I got rid of old characters I got more from customs. |D
7. I don't know what to eat for breakfast.
8. If dogs smelled like cinnamon rolls I've had too many dogs.
9. Making facts about me is hard.
10. I'm not a very interesting person. xD
Questions from Wolfluver1290:
1. Would you date yourself if you had a cloning machine? why or why not?
If the cloning machine made the other me male, sure. If not, no because I'm straight.
2. Are you apart of any Fandoms? I
800 Points giveaway!! [CLOSED] 100 Watcher specialEDIT: NOW CLOSED! CHOOSING WINNERS!800 Points giveaway!! [CLOSED] 100 Watcher special1 year ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 9/5/2014: Closing in half an hour!!! Hurry!
EDIT 04/05/2014: Added more prizes. The giveaway is now worth 500 points! >:3 (And a llama! XD) Don't worry if you already entered, you still can get the updated prizes as if you entered now xD
EDIT 2: (Same day) Added even moar!!! :iconmoarplz:
It's now moar prizes (15!!)
And more points
It's now worth 800 POINTS!!!!!
You might be a feminazi if:1. You insist that teaching men to not rape (which we already do) is sufficient to eliminate the nonexistent "rape culture", and yet you cringe at the idea of teaching children to abstain until they can handle children, insisting that children are too stupid do control themselves, while potential rapists aren't.You might be a feminazi if:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. You insist that birth control and abortion is none of their business, and yet you insist you get their tax money involved in it.
3. You don't realize that hardly anyone wants to ban birth control, they just don't want to pay for it.
4. You ignore the problems that women face in third world countries. Bonus points if you compare them to your own like some spoiled brat.
5. You are completely unaware of Planned Parenthood's racist past, and their connections with the KKK, which they have never apologized for. You also ignore or excuse bad behavior from abortion clinics.
6. You insist that men should have no say in abortion or birt
Anthro Challenge - Wrong Potion Ended!October 2012 - Anthro Challenge #88Anthro Challenge - Wrong Potion Ended!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello Anthro Community! Welcome to the 88th installment of Anthro Challenge. This will be a special installment because guess what? We are now an official contest hosted as a part of communityrelations and some awesome gifts will be donated by the lovely Moonbeam13! From now on, Anthro Challenge will have its own contest category that members can submit too! So I am happy to announce our first one!
CONTEST IS CLOSED!
Stay tuned for the posting of the next challenge!!! We have one each month!
Theme: Wrong Potion
Deadline: October 1st 2012 - October 31st @ 11:59pm PST check your local time ( Note: The timer doesn't h
This has gone way too far - edit, more.EDIT: Remember Chillsteps? She's still been stealing this WHOLE time, started using my name again, stole from other people, etc - even SINCE I made the last journal. Now she's trying to call me out for stealing from her(which I didn't, all of my pictures were posted LONG before hers?? she is stealing from me). She's also faking her death now, even though she just went to another account(I ALWAYS find her) where she is still stealing peoples' character designs. She won't stop and I really don't know what to do anymore, this has gone on for MONTHS upon months and it's so stressful... I guess this is another warning/PSA about her. I keep getting notes about her accounts and what she's stealing now. It never ends. :\ What can I do about this...? She needs to be stopped.. She blocks anyone who tried to talk to her and hides their comments unless it's me, but as soon as she sees that I know where she is, she runs. SOMETIMES she'll respond to me. She sent a hate note full of swears to :dThis has gone way too far - edit, more.1 year ago in Personal More Like This