The Inspired #135Welcome to The InspiredThe Inspired #13511 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Inspired is a weekly feature of deviations from around Deviant Art.
The Inspired features a wide range of Traditional and Digital art styles, photography, & Artisan crafts.
All featured deviations do not contain mature content
Cupcakes + Cookies Contest [The Winners!]The Winners Are...Cupcakes + Cookies Contest [The Winners!]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
but first a special thank you to sesam-is-open and A-Wakefield for helping me judge there were so many great entries, I couldn't do it on my own this time! Thank you ladies
As well - to everybody who donates thank you all TONS! You and the participants are the ones who really made this contest great!
1st Place: white-dragon-freya
Check out more of her awesome work HERE!
2nd Place: CakeUpStudio
See more of her awesome bake
Monthly Bake Off! Bake Off! Has just a few more days to go - get baking your bread and enter!Monthly Bake Off! 7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The monthly Bake Off! is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes.
This month the theme is 'Bread.' You can interpret this how you wish! I certainly didn't bake these rolls from scratch but used a packet mix (cheating but oh so tasty!) and got a little creative with how I arranged them. It would be good to include the recipe in your commets, or a link to the recipe if you took inspiration from elsewhere. It will help with regards to the prizing criteria listed below too...
- Entries must follow the rules of Still Life Photography - no body parts!
- One entry per person please!
- Entries must be your own work.
- Entries must have minimal photo-man
The Danger of Callout JournalsWe've all seen them. Journals written for the sole purpose of bringing attention to one person's actions, be they a thief or a dodgy breeder or just a dick. Nowadays you mainly see posts about certain websites stealing art and claiming characters as their own on masse or merchants selling prints of art that ain't theirs. But every now and then you get this one journal in your inbox telling you to avoid one person in the community because of reasons. While I think it's worth it to inform others of people who may or may not be 100% genuine in their actions I think a lot of people go about this the wrong way.The Danger of Callout Journals1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So let me make this as clear as I possibly can:
You can put a thousand disclaimers on that journal telling people not to harass the person you're calling out but people will ALWAYS harass said person.
So keep that in mind when you're calling someone out. You either need to go balls to the wall hard on it, making an enormous scene and disrupting a few people's
Art History: Beautiful Body Art FeaturePreformance Art: Body Art & ModificationArt History: Beautiful Body Art Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
That means incredible artwork painted on the body through the means of make up, ink, etc.
Beautiful Body Art
Cards by Demonic-NiK
everyday make up by IkuLestrange
Gold and Green by Miss-Reptilian
Colorblind by KCMussman
bleeding pink by IkuLestrange
Body Art & Modification C
From the bottom of my heart...I have always enjoyed any domestic-related work, let it be decorating my home, collecting antiques (items ranging from A-Z), spending time in my beautiful garden, cooking, baking and whatever else (People often call me Martha Jr. lol...) But those activities has always been with amateurish results.From the bottom of my heart...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
After a few years here on dA, i have grown so much! I am able to grow as much as I have - It is because of YOU! All of your feedback, your constant support and comments, I really don't think it is possible without you guys!
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart I wish you know how much I appreciate you!
It always makes me extra happy when you guys enjoys my food creations...
Be YourselfWe really don't understand anyone in this world, and we should probably stop trying so hard to. The whole judging a book by its cover quote is becoming more real life as the days go on. I was sitting in my philosophy class, which contains only 8 kids and a teacher as it is an honors class, and quietly doodling. This class is especially inspiring and interesting to me, as it involves critically thinking. I have also taken a liking to thinking "outside of the box", and this class more than encourages this. Due to this positive and relaxed atmosphere, I feel it an extra nice environment to "mindlessly" doodle. Today I happened to be thinking about a picture I saw on tumblr (mine is boomindreams.tumblr.com), it had a quote that read, "Do not allow the eyes to fool the mind." Upon seeing this, I knew I wanted to use it as inspiration for a picture. So, I took out my purple pen and went at it. I began drawing, and the girl sitting next to me looked over and said, "Brittany, that is kind of cBe Yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Awkward Teen's StoryI thought it would be cute and resourceful to have a journal i can send new watcher and old to catch up or reminisce on the story at handAwkward Teen's Story4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I feel Pretty/Unpretty: Charlie's break down
Sticks and Stones: The truth behind Milez reason
Charlie's Angel: Charlie Plan to Confront Miles as a girl.
Falling for You: To late to turn back on plans
I dont want to say Good bye: Charlie starts thinking maybe hes being selfish try to trick Miles into loving him.
Here We go again: Charlie while knowing This is a bad idea cannot yet confront miles as his true self.
I Confess part 1
I confess part 2/Finally.
FREE REQUESTS! OpenPlease read EVERYTHING carefully before commenting/noting me!!FREE REQUESTS! Open10 months ago in Personal More Like This
As I have just been accepted to college, commissions will be my main source of income. I would like to make some examples of commissions (of types I have not been commissioned for yet / new stuff) so I will temporarily be allowing requests. I'm posting this journal now while it's on my mind, but I won't be actually getting to the art after a while.
I'll show what I need first, then the rules, so you can see if there's anything you'd like to see your character drawn as.
REQUEST TYPES // SLOTS
1 50x50 pixel icon (can be animated) - OPEN
It will be quite like the one I am using on my profile now except a bit better since that one is old. I'd prefer a more colorful character if possible to show off what I can do with pixels/sprites. I can do simple animations.
1 Pixel sprite (max 300 x 300 pixels) - OPEN
Similar to above, but larger/full
News + Weekly Gallery HighlightNewsNews + Weekly Gallery Highlight1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
community related news
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Since groups can't collect points, Cayca has started a donation poll on her profile. Please, donate points to upgrade, no matter how few you can spare, so we can continue to have all of these awesome features. ALL DONATIONS through this collection will be used to renew our super group status. If we get more donations than we need, the extra will be used as prizes in a contest.
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Every little bit counts. Thank you.
8TwilightAngel8 is looking for some dragon sculpture instructions, tutorials and other resources h
The I am... Challenge - Contest No. 2!EDIT 6/6/14 - DECISIONThe I am... Challenge - Contest No. 2!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The results of the poll (featured below) are in, and the contest will be judged as outlined below. Nothing else within the contest rules changes, so please pay attention to all of the rules before you submit an entry. Not long to go! Get your entries in by the 21st of June!! Good luck!! Happy writing!!
EDIT 27/4/14 - IMPORTANT - MUST READ
I have received several comments regarding the 'drawing names out of a hat' process of deciding winners for this contest. Originally, I had decided to stick to the original idea of not judging the pieces, that it is what you are saying that is more important not how you say it. Regardless of what ends up happening, that will always be the case for this contest.
However, I created this group to be a community of writers. This group is about you guys, the members. And so I cannot ignore your comments about disliking the 'drawing names out of a hat' process. Instead, I have decided to leave it up to you guys
Getting Your Story Written (Not Thought)So, you want to write a story. Great! But for some writers, this can take a lot of time; which definitely isn’t great if you’re on a schedule! I suffer from this same problem myself most of the times that I try to write, but I’ve figured out ways to get around the tricky subject of writer’s block.Getting Your Story Written (Not Thought)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Step 1: Shutting off your Inner Editor.
Everyone has one, right? That little voice which tells you to go back, which tells you that you’ve missed a full stop, which tells you that the story can wait if the punctuation or the point isn’t up to scratch.
You need to learn how to shut them up.
Whether that might be Zen meditation, awkward talks with yourself over coffee, whatever you need; just try to suppress that little voice that automatically checks over your work. Right now, they really are not what you need to focus on. Here are a couple of ideas on how to keep your inner editor quiet.
Sub-step 1: Run with some initial ideas.
Still Life Stills Features: GingerStill Life Stills Features: Ginger1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Cicadas, Coconuts, and Commitmentsour contest has come to a close as of 12 am on August 15thCicadas, Coconuts, and Commitments11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Authors-Club proudly presents:
Cicadas, Coconuts, & Commitments III
It's that time of year when we bask in the warm summer sun, sip dainty drinks, and do the things we've waited months to do. I can almost smell summer! Can you hear the cicadas chirp? Lather yourself up with coconut butter and get your shades because you are about to join the Ho`olaule`a!
THE GARGANTUAN THREE: `Ekolu
Aloha! This is only the third contest ever hosted by this club. Consequently, this event will be the biggest we have had to date. Prepare to bring this contest to the next level.
If you are interested in donating features, points, critiques or anything to this contest, please comment below or note the club, Authors-Club or amour-raven.
"No Keia La, No Keia Po, A Mau Loa"
(From this day, from this night, forever more)
The Thank You Giveaway! 2000 points!Hey Everyone!The Thank You Giveaway! 2000 points!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I promised you all another giveaway and here it is! This is a way to say thank you for all the support and well wishes on my birthday, it was really appreciated. A lot of you voted so this time we will have 10 winners and each gets 200 points! Thank you for voting!
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 this journal with how many comments you left. Not confusing at all, right? I will try and get more artwork up so you have more choices if you choose to leave comments to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is July 31st, Midnight, Central Standard Time. I will announce the winner between August 1st and 3rd. Good luck, and thank you for being the aw
Colorful photography feature Small by MaaykeKlaver Aurora by Eltasia :thumb214260277: stop time by schilles-photography On my head by evirgen2008 Golden liquid ... by aoao2 Cheer up by MaaykeKlaver Crab Cribrarius by Miguel-SantosColorful photography feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
shroud of fall by yv Struggle by Oer-Wout Gluttonous. by andokadesbois disappointed by AlicjaRodzik :thumb335517785: :thumb335994977: sweet windy time by kim-e-sens When my dreams turn to dust by AliquidLucis Morning feeling by adypetrisor :thumb115525660: ..::Lady in red::.. by Whimsical-Dreams Hey little world by april182 Slice of reality by LorenzoDiFolco Walking Barefoot by Healzo Clouds In The Grass by Corvidae65 Never say Never by Healzo Winter light by Fra-Emer Icy Branches by incolor16 lost in.... by impatienss flowers by domatescilek :thumb142283581: Sometimes it's too late by Healzo Winter feeling . .. by light-from-Emirates I met no one there. by bebefromtheblock I'm A Pink Lady. by andokadesbois valentine's time by mohdfikree
Booby Trap by xOronar hold on by Megson little secrets by DarkGomo find neverland by JuliaDunin The jump. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Petal Dance by TommyP323 tupp by dini25 The Winter Dream by nnIKOO Spring Season by Justine1985 Edge Of The World by oO-Rein-Oo Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler galaxy by BaxiaArt Stormborn by incolor16 :thumb30353128
Food In Focus: A Taste Of JapanFood In Focus: A Taste Of Japan2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FOOD IN FOCUS: A Taste Of Japan
Food is a universal language
One we all speak on a daily basis. We indulge in its savory, sweet, salty, sour or spicy flavors depending on our cravings of the day. Its tantalizing flavors draw us in and delight our taste buds. With each region of the globe creating its own unique cuisine, there are numerous delicious journeys you can take. So let’s embark on a culinary adventure as we explore delicious faire
dA-Anniversary Contest - WINNERS!!!! Mini-Contest: Draw my OC Kharlai! WINNERS!!!dA-Anniversary Contest - WINNERS!!!!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The task was to draw your interpretation of my sweet Kharlai - and sooooo many of you took that challenge!
It was more difficult to choose the winners as I ever thought - so many of you deseved to be in the Top 3, and I wish I could give out four 1st prices I can´t quiet put into words how happy you all made me with every single entry!:iconcryforeverplz:
:iconlachoirplz: THE WINNERS
1st Place goes to lucife56 :iconlucife56:
I still can´t express my feelings for this artwork:icononionloveplz: Her unique way of shading and her talent for male characters simply left me breathless! To see him so blissfull simply makes me happy^^
Please visit her gallery and prepare for glory!
You won: -One product of your choice from my Etsy store, everything from 5-30€
'Thank You for Senior Status' Giveaway! Extended!Made a last minute decision to go to my parents cottage so the giveaway has been extended to Sunday!'Thank You for Senior Status' Giveaway! Extended!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Soooooo I woke up this morning to see that my shining star beside my name has been replaced with a badge! I have no idea who nominated me or for what reason, but please tell me who you were so I could thank you properly ; - ;
I never even considered becoming a Senior member at any point, so it was a complete shock for me to see! It's a huge stepping stone on dA for me, and I couldn't have done it without you amazing people, watchers, friends, and random strangers!
So to celebrate, I'm going to be doing an art giveaway
The only rule is that you must fave this journal so you have your number! That's it! No sharing, no commenting, just give this journal a fave and you're entered
The giveaway will be closed on Friday, August 8th (so tomorrow)!
The winner can chose between a full body soft shaded pony/animal, half body soft shaded human, or a full body chibi soft
.i can't give you.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
but i can birth you
with my eyes instead,
pray to him hard with
(take refuge when he wakes)
Commission InformationStampsCommission Information5 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Four new roleplaying rulesI'm sick of people opening notes and not answering or giving me one word answers! From now on I have three rules you must abide by!Four new roleplaying rules9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) if you have to leave or get off of DA for a while please don't tell me. It makes me feel bad.
2) I hate one word replies! Please give me between 1 sentence to 2 paragraphs. It gives me things to work off of for the roleplay.
3) please please please. . . DONT OPEN A NOTE I SENT YOU AND THEN DONT REPLY. that is how I track who is sending me a note right then or if a roleplay is missing! I hate that. Stop doing that.
edit: 4) if we are not roleplay through the comment section don't DONT DON'T use these stupid things ********. They are annoying and we don't talk like that. So don't fucking use them. Understand. They piss me off.
Extra: if you open a note and don't reply with in three days I will resend. same goes for unopened notes!
.i laid in the flowers and.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i listened to them hum,
i think i loved your hands
the most, even when they
flayed me to the bone
and i don't think i'm
supposed to talk about -
the devil, he said i've
lived one hell of a life,
you see, just read my
name out backwards,
and god ain't nothing
but a dog, so don't you
even go wasting your time
(i left my conscience pining outside the door)