Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
Commission Journal : OPEN (50% Off)Mangostaa CommissionCommission Journal : OPEN (50% Off)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
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50% OFF MOST COMMISSIONS. NSFW AND BACKGROUNDS ARE STILL FULL PRICE FOR ADDITIONALS
My tablet charger is broken and I ordered a new one so though I can take commissions please be aware they won't be started until after 3-7 days as I wait for a new charger to come in. I am also in dire need of money and needing to save up.. So please help if you can or let someone else know who are interested in commissioning someone. I appreciate all support given. If you would like to donate money to me feel free to use the donation link listed in my Picarto description at the bottom of my channel:
There are premade commission o
[CLOSED]Giveaway Raffle Lots of free Art/Prizes!I decided to do a random giveaway for all my lovely new watchers who supported me by commissioning ,commenting,faving,watching me etc...:iconuhuhuhuplz: thank you all so much <3~!![CLOSED]Giveaway Raffle Lots of free Art/Prizes!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
RAFFLE IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED!!
I will make a journal listing the winners tomorrow!! Good Luck to everyone~~
There will be a total of 8 prizes~
Fundraising Adoptables [Updated 2015/02/11]Greetings and Salutations to all Citizens of Internetopia!Fundraising Adoptables [Updated 2015/02/11]4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edited February 11th 2015
Hey there everyone! Just letting you all that I'm still here and more importantly still alive. I updated my journal to let you know the latest news these past few months in case anyone is curious.
Thank you all for your support! It means a lot to me.
Edited November 3rd 2014
I'm just going to say.. That you guys are wonderful and that I love every single one of you. I've been getting caught up in trying to finish a few commissions before continuing my adoptables which is set to go up fairly soon. ..But first. I need to thank a few people who have been unbelievably supportive since this all started.
CosmicDerp, Eyan, kittyline13, PapaSamOLD, and PurrfectlyKind
''Bahrainham''?Unsurprisingly, after the murder of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists last week: media hysteria is higher than normal, with news networks reporting on virtually nothing but counter terrorism plans.''Bahrainham''?2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Joke news network Fox was clearly so caught up in it all that they went into full reality meltdown, claiming that parts of Britain had become no-go areas for non-Muslims, and that “Muslim Religious Police” were patrolling parts of London, attacking anyone who did not conform to Islamic law.
Birmingham, they said, was a city populated purely by Muslims, and people not of that faith just didn’t go there…..which was news to me. I live just outside it, I venture in on a weekly basis and, as far as I am aware, I am not a Muslim.
The, clearly bat-sh*t, journalist that made these insane accusations was immediately pointed to and laughed at by, well, everybody, and went on to apologise for his “terrible error”.
Member Inventory1ns4n3-cl0ud - 105 coinsMember Inventory8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Amber-ly - (5) 100 coins
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BlackandBluebirds - 100 coins
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Cardenia - 105 coins
Coolgirl2467 - (3) 100 coinsxxicybrushxx
Crazypopcornlover - 105 coins
cutepokeadoptables - (2) 100 coins
CuteYorkiee - (1) 100 coins
DevyLost - (2) 100 coins
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dragons011 - (5) 40 coins
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Tutorial - How to draw foldsHere is the first vid of the week! Hope you guys like it :0Tutorial - How to draw folds11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Offer for pixel pagedolls (Close) Hello everyone!!!! first of all, i want to say thank to all of you for supporting me a lot :iconsnugplzOffer for pixel pagedolls (Close)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you everyone for your nice offer :iconuhuhuhuplz
Offering pagedolls like these:
How to get: (please read every thing before posting your offer)
- what you are offering: Can be money, points, adoptable design, art
( if you offer points or money i think it should be at least 1000 /10$ because i put a lot of effort and time on my pixel doll)
- Character reference: Should be a fullbody and full coloured picture of the character
So basically comment with a form like this:
What i will/will not do:
PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!Waterbased Media!PE: ARTIST TOOLBOX: Water-based Media!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I love water-based media! What is “waterbased media” you say? Well that would be any kind of water-soluble ink or paint! There are many advantages to working with water-based media, the main one being that many water-based paints and inks are not extremely dangerous to work with (in comparison to oils which are not good to get on your hands people…wear gloves!), there is no need for special clean up or a specific work environment (on that note, please PLEASE do not paint with oils in your living room). Another advantage to working with water-based media is quick drying times. This is a pro especially if you do illustrative works. A third pro to water-based media is that they are somewhat cost effective for us starving artists. Here are some types of water-based media: watercolor, ink, latex paint, and acrylic paint. My favorite type of water-based media is watercolor. Tip: you don’t need t
Link yo oc (CLOSED)ClosedLink yo oc (CLOSED)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hidden comments mean that I have completed the request!!
MLP OC Design Contest *ClosedContest is Closed. Winners have been announced.MLP OC Design Contest *Closed10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
MLP OC Design Contest!
I've been wanting a My Little Pony OC for quite some time now.. so I figured I'd let my watchers, as well as other deviants, create me an OC or two!
Rules and Information~
• No stealing other people's characters and/or designs.
• No dissing others' designs.
• No being a sore loser.
• You may use free linearts.
• You may enter more than one design.
• Designs have to refer to the categories below.
• Designs can be any type of pony; Land, Unicorn, Ponybat, etc.
• Deadline can be extended.
• Designs can be specifically made for this contest or ones you've already made as adopts.
• To Enter just send me a link to the entry in a comment below this journal.
• If your design does not place, then you may sell it.
Deadline~ July 4th
Judging will take place on
6 months dA subscription giveaway and more prizesBefore Xmas I'll give a 6 months dA subscription + 3 months dA subscription + points.6 months dA subscription giveaway and more prizes1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconlucasparolin: 6 months dA subscription + 10 points
:iconrafa-insane: 3 months dA subscription
Thank you all who have participated and suggested beautiful works.
Merry Xmas to all!
Follow these simple rules:
- Fave this journal (I'll use Random.org to draw a number and this will give you a number in the favourites list);
- Comment below and let me know which are your favourite artists/friends on dA and your favourite art (if you are already a premium member you can use the deviations' thumbs):
Hi, there are really amazing artists here:
I love mostly the pencil artists like AmBr0 , XRlS , retransmission , ronmonroe , twincestoxa or acjub but I also love photography like
PE Prose Basics: Varying SentencesVarying Your SentencesPE Prose Basics: Varying Sentences1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
When I was in college, I took an early morning Anthropology class. I had to wake up at five to catch the bus. Ugh. Yeah, I'm not a morning person. But I did it. The first day, our instructor stood before us and starting reading from the textbook. Word for word. Completely monotone. I was asleep within ten minutes. The rest of the week was the same; arrive, begin listening to the instructor, pass out. I had to drop the class and get whatever refund I could, while I could. It was my worse class experience there.
Most people know that in public speaking, the person talking needs to vary their tone and speech patterns and such to hold their audience's attention. They need to have a rhythm. Otherwise, they'll end up putting the audience to sleep. The same applies to writing. If you use the same sentence length or structure continually, you'll be the literary equivalent of my instructor. Repea
Monobear and Monomi cosplay help (UPDATED)I've been thinking what to cosplay in IBERANIME 2014 with my best friend and we FINALLY decided to cosplay as Monobear and Monomi!Monobear and Monomi cosplay help (UPDATED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We'll be following the design above and we'll put together all the money we can to make them per-fect
Also, I created this jornal to keep track of the things me and my friend already have and the things we need, it can also be a jornal to help others who seek for help for the same cosplay!
Here's some things that we already planned to buy/already have;
> MONOMI (ME)
Wings // ☒Striped over the knee sock // ☒Barbie pink contact lenses /
PE Prose Basics: Revise and EditProse Basics Week is winding down now and hopefully you've learned a lot from the brilliant past articles. But, there's more to writing than just getting that first draft done, isn't there? That's where the next big crucial step comes in: revision.PE Prose Basics: Revise and Edit1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Art of Revising:
Revision is such a huge topic to cover, especially since there are many ways to go about it. You can do self-edits, which always are a good first step, or you can get outside revisions from peers. Both are good ideas to really get your work to be top notch. But, the big thing to remember is that there's more to just editing your work than cleaning up a few spelling and grammar mistakes. Revising also includes corrections to sentence flow, scenes, and sometimes overall plot. So, before we jump into some ways to edit, here are a few different terms of methods of editing that may be handy to know-- especially if you're asking a peer to help you with revisions.
Pony OC drawing contest~ OPEN: UPDATEEnding in a week! not gonna wait much longer for entries! so enter quickly!Pony OC drawing contest~ OPEN: UPDATE8 months ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE COMMENT ON THE ' CONTEST ENTRIES ' JOURNAL TO PARTICIPATE
( may be updated when I get more moneyz )
1st Place: 1,000 and a basic reference sheet of your pony like this ( Mare, filly and foal ) http://superduperadoptables.deviantart.com/art/Reference-sheet-commission-Ribbon-Swirl-461301656?q=gallery%3ASuperDuperAdoptables%2F49437205&qo=2
Please check my newer works, I have improved since I did this commission. AND 1 head shot commission from MottInThePot
2nd Place: 500 AND 1 head shot commission from MottInThePot
3rd Place: 200 AND 1 head shot commission from MottInThePot
4th Place: 100 AND 1 head shot commission from MottInThePot
5th Place: 100 AND 1 head shot commission from :devmottinthepo
PE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of PerspectivePE: Power of Perspective2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Perspective is the angle and depth of a piece of art. Changing perspective allows for drastic differences. There is more than one kind of perspective, and all of them allow for more dynamic pieces of art if used correctly.
There are three common choices, and these are explained later.
Usually perspective deals with how close things appear, and correctly rendering perspective adds depth to an image and increases the impact of the composition.
One Point Perspective
One point perspective is where there is one vanishing point in a piece. . A vanishing point is essentially the in-the-distance-until-you-can'
t-see anymore point.
You see this perspective often, images of roads, or landscape often have one point perspective.
Examples of one point perspective:
Commissions commissions (closed)!!!!TermsCommissions commissions (closed)!!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I take POINTS
Max 2 different person
All orders are through notes.
Name your note "COMMISSION "
I WILL DO
I WILL NOT DO
If I do not want to draw what you want you have to accept it.
Digital Coloured 400
Simple Background or Transparent Included.
Chibi style 2
Digital Coloured 350
Digital Coloured 200
Making the Most of the Words You UseHave you ever opened up a dictionary and just starting reading it? (Oh, come on, I know I'm not the only one!) Well, if you haven't, you should go do that, right now, before you read any further. Okay, you're back. There are literally hundreds of thousands of words out there, and all of them are waiting for you to use them in your next literary masterpiece.Making the Most of the Words You Use1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Now, you may be asking "So what?" Words are just words, right? So long as you get your point across, that's all that matters, right? After all, green is green, whether you call it olive or neon or sea-foam. Right? Right?
Wrong! Consider this scene: Abigail walked through the quiet garden. The hedges formed a maze for her to navigate.
It gets the point across, but doesn't paint much of a picture without context. It's kind of boring, and doesn't give you any details or reason for caring. By adding or changing a few words, you can turn this dry piece of toast into an enchanting seedcake of delight.
Final Chance Contest! CLOSED~ Thank you everyone!Final Chance Contest! CLOSED~ Thank you everyone!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcutebow2plz:Excellent news everyone! :iconcutebow2plz:
The Princess Project artbook is going to be even bigger and better than we first anticipated! This means we have more room for wonderful art. So, who's excited for another feature contest?!
• Deadline: *How many people would like an extension?
We've not set a specific number of winners, it could be anything from 3 winners to 10 winners! It all depends on how amazing your entries are, but I know that they will all be mind-blowing!!!
Just like our last contest, any winner will have their art published in our artbook! Your work could be right next to that of the amazing KuttySark, JohnSu, YamPuff and many more! Remember, this artbook is all about showcasing different styles and levels of art, so don't be afraid to enter, we wanna see it all!!! What really matters is the design of your princess and overall impact of the image! This time around we're really looking for unique an
CommissionsI accept USD or CAD money via paypal for the commissions. Also I can work on it during the weekends, weekdays I am quite fullCommissions5 months ago in Personal More Like This
10-20$- From portrait to pin-ups
40-70$, depending if its top half or pin-ups/full body.
I do mostly female but ask away for anything else
I don't do Nudity/pornography, Overly Muscled and Macabre/Horror.
All of these prices are single chara
Secret Santa 2014 [MATCHING] Ayano: Hi everyone! I just want to say a little bit about the matching up event. We are really sorry about our lateness here. We are working hard on it and it's take a much time to match up. I know you can't wait for the note but please be patient. We will send it as soon as possible. Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving ^^//Secret Santa 2014 [MATCHING]3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kano: Hi everyone! Now it's time to start the well expected annual Mekakushi Dan Secret Santa - 2014! Apologies for being slightly late, but I bet that all of you nice people could manage..?
Momo: What!? I thought you posted this already, Kano! We all told you a week ago that you were in charge of it!
Kido: Idiot! Better late than never, I suppose. Now listen up! This year will be slightly different than last year's Secret Santa! It will still be very traditional, so no worries. Shintaro will first
The stuff that artists go through.There are so many pro's and con as to being an artist, professional or as a hobby.The stuff that artists go through.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It feels nice to be able to express yourself through something you make and when that something turns out to be looking good we get this sense of accomplishment.
Most of the time though there are bad feelings mixed with the good ones.
Not being understood. Those moments where your friends or family does not understand that you have to desire to be alone and work on your art. Those copious amounts of hours you spend working and they wonder why you wouldn't rather be outside relaxing in the sun or hang out with your friends.
The only people who will ever fully understand this are other artists or simply very understandable people. It's important they they will eventually understand so there wont be any hurt feelings. Try to explain ti as calmly and rational as you can, perhaps with using examples in terms they would understand.
Thoughts?A skilled person copies 1:1 existing artworks without providing sources, earns a nice buck on their Patreon.Thoughts?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Community reaction: "Ugh, really? Disappointing... Please be more original and state your sources next time".
A new artist references a face, states it in the description, earns nothing. The artist they referenced from doesn't mind.
Community reaction: "Get down on your knees you fucking tracer, or get out of the Internet!"