Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)Some people brought up some pretty important points, so I've added some additional information about critiques below!Internet Etiquette (Edited with critique advice)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Something that's been bugging me a bit lately is how the DA community has sorta changed over the years (and not in a good way). People are more bold and will post whatever's on their mind, and while that can be a good thing in some scenarios, I feel that people oftentimes say things that they might not realize will hurt someone's feelings.
I generally get a lot of positive feedback, and it really helps! It's always great to know that someone likes my work, and it keeps me motivated to keep going with this hobby. However, I'm still a human being, and negative criticism can hurt me just as much as anyone else. I'm not sure what it is, but the amount of really negative comments has increased these past couple years, and it really discourages me from even using this website anymore. Many times I've considered just disabling comments entirely, but I feel that would
Mid-Week Undiscovered Feature!So recently, for beta-testers, they implemented a feature similar to the "What's Hot" option, except this one is called "Undiscovered"! So, I thought I'd try out this new feature and see what wonderful pieces I could findMid-Week Undiscovered Feature!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you enjoy them!
we were the king and the queen by ithaswhatitisntonco genes couldn't kill you by your-methamphetamineClockwork Incentive - Prologue by HeroismInACanOxidized by counting-vertebrae
New brushset with charcoal brushescan be downloaded here:New brushset with charcoal brushes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the charcoal ones are last in the list
September feature part IIISome lovely Photos i have found!September feature part III3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gone Swimming by RS-fotoGold Blue Sunset by JIPICevening lights by OrwaldTouch of Rose by PhotoCanonVintage by PinepassionmangoCapture the time by Shurapic:thumb328426773:We have no time by aPurringCatSweet September by naked-in-the-rain:thumb328551370:Morning Glory by SharondipityOnce upon a time ... by NeaffkaAutumn amber by gigi50some days by all17Sticks and Stones by bluebow12Love Story by Sarah-BKLove is delicate by ShirleysStudioAutumn by DumitruMihaiFeelings by xOronar:thumb328221778:Rose by RavenithRemember Me by Delfinatorx671:thumb328096700::thumb328222297:Meeting of the Seasons by redwolf518Rose tea by lieveheersbeestjeHer Folds Are Beautiful by NoraBlansettI feel like a rose loosing its petals by PensieriSo pure. by DolceparanoiaSmile... by OliviaRosePhotoStay Together... by Justine1985In Full Bloom by CecilyAndreuArtworkReaching October by incolor16Maple by valkeejaMore Beauty by warpspeed101Coffee time by FrancescaDelfinoRoseDream by PhotoCanonDrink me by SabbathPhotographypyromaniac. by JadeGreenbrookeHope by lilfrogs:thumb328366658:Ruby tuesday? by martawolowiecAngel Dust by naked-in-the-rainclock by cloe-patraCold night.. by addy-ackBubbly by ZanaSoulLife II by NellekeA night under the stars ... by aoao2*** by Bonyagirl:
Contest 17 - Myths in another genreContest 17 - Myths in another genre1 month ago in Personal More Like This
For this contest you'll be picking a myth and incorporating the characters into a new genre.
Examples: Sci-fi Zeus, Cowboy Arthur, Romance Odin, etc.
Read on for more details!
- Pick one of your favorite mythological stories/characters and put them into a new genre! Simple as all that!
- Ideas for genres (not all-inclusive. Just some suggestions to get you started)
----- Sword and Sandle
- Obviously once you pick a myth it'd be best to choose a genre that's completely different or at least humorous. So something like Cupid and Psyche with Romance would be a dumb choice. But Cupid and Psyche in a sci-fi or as a rom-com would be different or funny enough to stand out.
- You can change the character's forms if you want to match your newly chosen genre more. Changing their genders, clothing, species, roles, etc. (Examples: Odin as an alien in
Project Feature: FelinesProject FeatureProject Feature: Felines2 years ago in Personal More Like This
is a project to help artists gain exposure.
I will feature 50 piece related to a theme. Anyone can suggest pieces related to the theme, and each suggestor will receive a feature in the contributors' journal.
You can vote for the theme you prefer on this poll: http://hsybbed.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3753202/
Our theme was
Amber Eyes by Lea930
Catnaps by SchwarzWieEbenholZThe Boss by hsybbedSleeping by bowtiephotographycat puppy by Partridge-PetPicsCatawampus by HeroismInACanCats 46 by neshvacenaKino by GallynetteMurka (15) by missNarilynx mink ragdoll kitten by venomxbabyWhat by MegaWolffreack22Rolling Mischief by LottyTheCat:thumb375027607:Awww Yeeeeahhh by degrassigirlmollyCharlotte- The kitty cat by SleepyMoonLight
RQ : Pretty Kitty by Silerna:thumb379382953:No One Will Love Kitten!Debs by AskTheMurderersAlonzo by NassuArt:thumb379566354:
COMMISSION 01 - MISSY for MissyTheUnicorn by andreadottaKittyKAT by Misu139.: Moonrise :. [fanart] by TigerMoonCat
Rembrandt's Morning Snooze by AstridBruning.:: Speed painting : Felines ::. by MaiwennCanbiteline by wolf-minori:thum
COMMISSION INFO (Closed)COMMISSION INFO (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
view more recent works }} http://txunnpae.deviantart.com/gallery/
I cant draw animals well
Im weak at mechas, extremely mascular body
Im not much experienced in drawing (feathered) wings
Shōnen(teenage boys) are easy for me to draw
Im fine with slightly detailed characters
I enjoy drawing colorful characters !
★ note: If your characters are extremely detailed
the prices will change a bit, or I might not be able to accept !
How To Order ★
Please send me a DA NOTE describing as exactly
as possible what you would like me to do.
Also kindly lea
How to suggest a Daily DeviationHello!How to suggest a Daily Deviation2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to one of our polls at Traditionalists, there are many people who don't know how to suggest a Daily Deviation - too many, really. In this article you'll learn all about suggesting DDs: it'll be focused on Traditional Art category, but the general rules are the same for all the categories on dA.
So you've just encountered an outstanding work - or had one for ages in your favourites - and you'd like it so much to be seen by everyone on dA. Before you suggest anything, you need to check if its author had a DD within past 6 months, as one deviant can have only 1 DD per 180 days. How? Add "dds" to their profile address, so:
username.deviantart.com would turn into username.deviantart.com/dds
You may also reach that page by clicking "browse" in deviant's gallery (top left, between "feat
Tips on How To Get CommissionsWhen offering commissions, it can be very hard to get yourself noticed, what with the hundreds of thousands of other artists out there. People gripe about how pageviews aren’t important, but they are a helpful tool for you to see what kind of traffic flow you’re attracting. The more views you get, the more of a chance there is that one of those viewers is interested in commissioning you.Tips on How To Get Commissions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gigonomics is a term I heard about a few months ago at an FLBA conference. After Googling it, many people seem to be using it in a slightly different way, but I was particularly intrigued by the way it was used by the keynote speaker, who was also a comedian. I can’t remember his name, but I probably will after I post this…
Basically he said that he takes any gig he can get, because you never know who could be in the audience. That was how he was asked to come to our conference. I realized that this can apply here on DeviantArt as well.
The way to get yourself noticed is to
Please help me achieve my goal.My dearest friends, watchers and lovely people who stop by my gallery,Please help me achieve my goal.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
For a very long time I have been searching for peace and purpose in my life with no success, until recently when I had an encounter with scary panic attacks which in the end helped me to change the course in my life and I started seeing things differently and more positively.
I have a very special project that I need your help with. This project requires me to get a tool (in fact it is an instrument) with which I will be working and helping others. I am opening a fundraising so I can accomplish my life's mission.
In return I want to give something to you for supporting me on this road. During the fundraising I will upload tutorials with explanations on how I paint, use colors, paint hair, how I approach light and shade etc.
You can get high resolution images from me (except commission work) for donations, you just need to contact me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you wish to support me by giving little o
dA turns 13: Teenage Icons There is only a few days left before the contest deadline- please ensure your entry is in before then! Just to clarify "Icon" refers to the mascot, not to the art form!dA turns 13: Teenage Icons2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As you will know by now, today marks deviantART's 13th birthday! Throughout Community Relations, we are celebrating in style with a wonderful array of events, contest and fun all to get you in the celebratory mood- and even better we've thrown in some prizes along the way!
By turning 13, deviantART can now legally use deviantART. It also means that deviantART is officially a teenager, and us oldies know what that comes with, and the young knowing what that is right now. Being a teenager is free and fresh, but can also be angsty and confusing.
The aim of this contest is to use any art form to depict devinatARTs famous Fella and Llama characters as teenagers. Think about what they could be like at the age of 13, what
Thursday: Valentines!Hello, wonderful deviants!Thursday: Valentines!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thanks so much for participating in last week's Mad Libs Contest! Our staff members loved being a part of it! Their choices made for some hilarious Mad Libs - I definitely suggest reading through all of them.
Here are your winners and their completed Mad Libs! (The staff members' word choices are underlined.)
Completed by: LaurenKitsune
Once upon a time, there was a video game called Spike who wanted to become a hard drive because he thought his life was boring. He went to see a Sea Boat Captain to ask for help. The Sea Boat Captain told him that if he wanted to become a hard drive, he had to pass three trials: the first one consisted of shipping sushi, the second one was to kick with his BBQ a narwhal, and the final one was the hardest, to sleep the narwhal! After giving it a lot of thought, Spike decided that bei
February 2014 challenge! Less than 1 week left to participate!February 2014 challenge!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Members will decide who the top 3 winners are in a poll that will be up by the end of the month!
February challenge prompt!
For February, draw/write a scene of at least two Transformers enjoying the winter season! You can include your OC as one of the Transformers, but have at least one canon character in your deviation. (You can depict the Transformer as a human if you wish. Ex: humanized Sunstreaker and humanized Sideswipe having a snowball fight)
READ the RULES! (If you ask a question that's answered in the rules below, the admins reserve the right not to answer.)
All art genre submissions accepted!
Any generation style accepted!
OC's allowed but must have one canon character in the deviation! (The OC's can be in robot or human form)
EVERY entry MUST be rated PG... anything more "risque" than that will be denied.
One entry per member.
Start date: Februar
On: Illustration, Comics, and Story TellingDon’t suck -- PKOn: Illustration, Comics, and Story Telling3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to say first of all that sometimes I get people asking, or rather complaining, “why does it seem like the comics always get a better score? This group seems so focused on comics. What if I just want to draw pictures?”
Well, that ends up tying into narrative illustration, which is a pretty hard thing to do right if you’re used to drawing single shots of your character against a plain, white background. Most people end up doing comics because it seems easier right away: the characters can talk, you can set the scene, it doesn’t require a little description at the bottom...
But, even comics require some know-how to pull off really well. It’s just harder to pull off illustrations in this story-based environment, because comics make it a little less apparent when it’s not doing a very good job at telling that story.
But, I’ll get to comics second.
I,M NOT LIKE OHTER GIRLSi have TUMBOBLR!!!! notfacebook !!!!!! i watch TV show. INTERNET!!!!! random ha ha.I,M NOT LIKE OHTER GIRLS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DRESSES??????SKIRT?? oh my god. oh m,y gdo. No. n]NO!!! impossaible!!!!!!!??
GAMES!!! I CAN PLAY!!!! OK???????????/// i play.. GAmes .lLike BOY.
heels.......hair....M...M.....MAKE UP???????????????? [SCREAMS]
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Second Contest (23 Contestants) - FinishedVotingSecond Contest (23 Contestants) - Finished4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can vote from now (March 3rd) until the end of March 10th.
To vote, send a note to the group with the title and artist of your three favourite entries listed like the follwing:
1. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 3 points)
2. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 2 points)
3. "Entry title" by "artist name" (Gets 1 point)
Only members of the group can vote.
You can't vote for yourself.
No advertising for votes anywhere.
Submissions are closed. All of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below. (If any links do not work, please let me know.) Information about the voting will be added here tomorrow.
There's only a few days left of the contest now, so to all of you who has submitted a deviation to the contest, please make sure that it is mentioned on the list of entries below.
For those of you who intend to submit
Happy Birthday!Greetings Elita One here,Happy Birthday!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well some of you my not know what today is, well it is the Birthday of one of the Greatest Voice actors Of Optimus Prime,
to day is his 71rd Birthday, I wanted to wish him a great and joyful Birthday.
I did this for him in honor of the man that has moved so meany of us....
Image is done by Myself (Elita One)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER CULLEN!
So join me in wishing such a nice and respectful man we all know and love....
( Comment below )
Elita One out.
Taiyou ClanTaiyou Clan2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Residence: Hasugakure :iconHiddenLotusVillage:
Kekkei Genkei: Netsugan The netsugan allowes it's user to see temperature
Chakra type: Katon (fire)
Hotaru's Summoning: Kira (still have no reference)
(Your summoning will be added when you make one up)
Info: The Taiyou Clan is much respected because of their medical skills. They lack of nin- and genjutsu but are often fighting with their summonings, weapons and taijutsu.
They ussually live on farms in the outskirts.
You could say The clan is similar to the inuzuka clan but they get cats as Partners.
(Your OC will be ad
Commissionable artist.If you are on this list than this means you have been featured on our front page for up to half a year. And now there is time for others to shineCommissionable artist.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Give away has ended (on a Hiatus break now)Dear members of CIGive away has ended (on a Hiatus break now)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
and here are the winners of the last give away for now
congratulation to the following lucky members who have w
Design a Weapon Contest/Win 140 Points Now!Design a Weapon Contest/Win 140 Points Now!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you guys have noticed, I have had Rama for a while and not once have I shown him with his weapon. Well, that's because I have NO IDEA what his weapon is going to look like. ;A;
After a long time of pondering, I've finally decided that I'm going to hold a special contest for weapon designs for Rama!
Here's What you need to do:
All you have to do is design a weapon for Rama. You can either draw Rama with his weapon or just the weapon itself as long as the entire weapon is in veiw.
What you entry needs:
-The entire weapon must be visible.
-It must be in color.
-It must be a scythe or scythe-like.
-Title it 'Rama's Weapon Entry'.
What's in it for you?
Prizes for the winner will be:
-1 Free Chibi Commission
-1 Free Journal Feature
FantasyLegends Valentines ContestHello, Members of :iconfantasylegends:FantasyLegends Valentines Contest6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our membership is approaching 2000 deviants and our pageviews are skyrocketing, last time I checked nearing 20,000! Our Kiriban Contest is still in effect, so if you haven't, take a LOOK!
With that in mind, I've consulted with our Master Administrator, A-M-A-P. He is still tweaking the super-awesome FantasyLegends AMAP System, but along with the Kiriban, we thought it was appropriate to start up something new to pique a bit more interest and we've decided it was time to hold a theme contest so you all can flex those creative muscles we know you have!
Now, the topic is a bit cliché, but one that reflects FantasyLegends purpose of expressing creative spirit: Valentine Theme
Upon your submission, please write in the bio-section that this is for the Valentines Contest! We have been getting som
Good artI've seen a lot of people claim they know what "good art" is or isn't, so I I'll just add my two cents.Good art2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I spent a very long time trying to make my own art more realistic (never got close to realism, but there was an attempt) but then I realized I didn't even like realistic art and the only reason I was trying to achieve it was because others had told me that's what I should strive for.
It's not that I think realistic art is bad or that other people are wrong for liking it. I can most certainly see the appeal of it. It's simply that I'm personally not that interested in it. When I see realistic art I tend to not notice the work put into it. It's more like a photo to me, even if it includes a lot of fantastical elements. Again, that's what a lot of people like about it, and that's great. I just happen to like when a drawing is unapologetic about being a drawing, like the styles of Bjørn Wiinblad and Tove Jansson.
There are only two things I personally think are important to learn wh