About /mlp/We're still /co/mrades, I give no damns.About /mlp/2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Variation 11. IntroductionVariation 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
44. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
DA's Insular Taste PhenomenonIt's been quite a while since I wrote a preachy "THINK ABOUT YO' ART"-type journal, and some of my newer watchers may not know that this is a particular(ly annoying) habit of mine. This is a subject I've had on my mind for quite some time for a number of reasons, and it's recently coalesced into a semi-soluble form so here we go. (As an aside- this journal does have some recycled ideas from a previous post of mine, but obviously I hadn't really said everything I wanted to on the subject.)DA's Insular Taste Phenomenon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's no mystery that I love this website. I came in at the tail end of the pre-critique wonder years, when the internet discovered and exploited that, yes, we don't always produce the highest quality art here. There's a lot of unpleasantness directed towards DeviantArt. At RISD, I made a point to never mention that I had an account here, because of the looks of disgust I would get haha and people would think about me differently. It was
Blender Tip: Managing Large ScenesSo, what happens when a scene grows large?Blender Tip: Managing Large Scenes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- The scene can become confusing and selecting the correct object(s) can be tricky.
- Frame rate will drop, notably when using 'complex' modifier stacks, using 1000+ objects (depending on your hardware), using complex geometry (many faces/vertices).
The quick fix would be to collapse modifier stacks and merge objects. But this isn't very helpful - what if you want to make changes to these objects later?
Here is a single tip that will help you create large scenes using Blender: group objects and link groups across files. This means that, one file ('large scene') will use grouped objects from one or several, other files. If one of the 'source files' is modified, the changes will be reflected to the target scene upon re-opening.
Group objects using CTRL+G
After creating a group, selecting any object that belongs to the group will pop the group in this object's properties under the... Groups tab. Typically this is where you edit the group n
If I Died Today...If you don't care: stop reading.If I Died Today...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fave this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If you're not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
shipping contest!sO ive been wanting to hold a contest for a loooong time but i never got around to it. so now im holding one yeahshipping contest!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
all you have to do is draw one of my characters (other than Red) shipped with one of your characters (other than your fursona).
also heres the folder with all my character refs:
1. please no porn,, try to keep it pg-16
2. you can draw sexual positions aS LOnG As iTS cENSOREd
3. but yeah thats p much it
the deadline is February 26th, exactly one month!
okay now the pRIZes
1st place - 500 , an art feature, and a drawing like this:
2nd place: 200 and an exaggerated headshot
3rd place: 50 and a drawing like this:
yeAH its gonna be rad
Being Critical =/= HateLooks like I need to remind people about this again, as yesterday I got several comments in a row from people who assumed that me being critical about something automatically translated into me outright hating it. I don't know how to stress this enough but that's not the case... You can be critical of stuff you like and not hate it. I don't know why our culture tries so hard to force everything into such black and white terms but come on guys, really... being critical and smart about what you love doesn't mean you hate it.Being Critical =/= Hate11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Take the Dragon's Crown comic, for example, in which I was critical of the Sorceress's design. From that someone hypothesized that I must HATE the game, and that's farthest from the truth. I know full well that Vanillaware is an amazing studio and they do fantastic work. One of my favorite games of theirs is Muramasa the Demon Blade. Dragon's Crown has scored really highly and it's most definitely worth your money to buy/download it if you can. BUT... I can still be
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !CRUCIAL UPDATE: Please read "Update #6" in the Update Log, it suggests that the staff may not be wholly at fault: http://fav.me/d57il1d However, the revolution continues as we have yet to receive an answer. Proceed to the latest update belowBreaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: All Updates will be posted below the journal entry, just ctrl + f "Update #12" to see it. All updates are numbered at the bottom
Please note this event ended a long time ago, though there was no official resolution to the matter, my work is no longer targeted and though I don't know who/what was responsible at the time. I have decided to raise awareness of the literature community through my art, rather than through this event
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen
Hi there everyone,
I would like to start this with a simple appeal: DA seems to be trying to prevent me from reaching front page by shuffling my literature behind less popular pieces each time it reaches a set fave count. They have not given me a
Commissions - Open (Point/paypal !)PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME IF I OWE YOU SOMETHING AND ILL PUT IT IN THE TO-DO...Commissions - Open (Point/paypal !)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
$3.00 / 300
$2.50 / 250
$5.00 / 500
$4.00 / 400
Headshots/Busts/half bodies like this
$3.50 / 350
Oop by qunpowderYou're never gonna fit in much, kid by qunpowderI'm coming home to you by qunpowder
Anthro style 2
$4.50 / 450
+50 for a bg
my friend :iconantleredvultures: helped me price these sINCE IM BAD AT PRICING WOW
and if you want anything e
302nd feature - Film and Animation + LiteratureJournal CSS by Jamaal10302nd feature - Film and Animation + Literature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
CSS best viewed in Firefox
Please visit the list of Maltese Deviants & Clubs
Have you ever wondered if any of your pictures have been ripped and utilised on other websites? If yes then you should sign up for TinEye
Would you be so kind as to visit srawberry-lillas blog? http://blog.elainevellacatalano.com/
are more then welcome
On the 2nd October 2009 Sortvind posted a news item which I would like to bring to your attention …….. How to make your uploads Stronger
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new sedit: ////new s5 months ago in Personal More Like This
i forgot to mention something
i will only draw furries and ponies
i will not draw humans because i am not very good at drawing them,sorry for the inconvenience.
im going to open up commissions pretty soon probably next week or after that week
im informing you that my commission prices will only be points i dont have paypal sadly.the prices will depend on what you want to commission me for
icons like these will be 10 points (if you want connecting icons that is 20)
im not good at making anthro so these are the ones im good at so yeah
full drawing like these will be 100p if you want it with background its 10p same goes if you want it shaded. ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS IS DOUBLED THE PRICE
these pieces of shit will be 50p yeah (if you want a background with it or shaded both are worth 10p) ADDITIONAL CHARACTERS IS DOUBLED THE PRICE
stupid dumb animations li
Rembrandt's Self PortraitsCountless artists have used themselves as models. This, a lot of times, comes out of necessity and convenience, but there are plenty of other reasons why an artist might model for themselves.Rembrandt's Self Portraits2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Rembrandt van Rijn is the first artist I think of when talking about self portraits. (That could be because he's my favorite painter, but whatever ) Some sources say he made 60 self-portraits, others claim he did over 90. Whatever the number, it was a LOT.
The exact reason Rembrandt painted himself so often is unknown, but it has been speculated that perhaps, since he was struggling a lot of his life, he was the cheapest and most readily-available model; he often painted himself as someone else. Or maybe he was doing self-portraits to express his feelings at the time; he sometimes painted himself with a serious look on his face. Another theory is that self-portraits helped artists to be more well-known. There was no Facebook back then, you know. I
Educating OurselvesThis journal contains a lot of potentially buzz-work things that could result in arguments from people who don't take the time to read my message. For example I mention Anita Sarkeesian, but I don't want people to start arguing against her points of view because that's NOT what this journal is about. So please, read carefully before you respond to help avoid knee-jerk reactions since that's exactly what this journal is about trying to AVOID.Educating Ourselves5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I’ve had a pretty straightforward view on gun control. Guns are dangerous and need to be restricted and made more inaccessible to prevent future acts of gun violence. I’ve never genuinely believed in the idea of banning all guns because I do think people DO need to have ways to protect themselves.
However, I’ve recently been thinking more about a different aspect to the gun control debate and it’s broader implications to other troublesome politically charged areas of our (United States) cult
Commission prices~Commission Status:Commission prices~5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I only accept points!
Don't stress me about finishing your commission, it will get done when I get the time.
I am open for negotiating prices!
If your commission IS taking a while, feel free to note me to check out the progress. Ussually I work on a sketch, sometimes I may even finish the whole commission but redo it for a higher standard.
I won't start your commission until the points are paid!
Pay after I've confirmed with you!
Things I can draw-
Pokemon/other fandom characters.
Kissing/cuddling couples /w\
Things I can't draw- <
Tip of the DayTip of the Day: Life isn't about waiting for better days, it's about enjoying the days we have.Tip of the Day1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
My Announcement....I'm Pregnant.Yes you read right...My Announcement....I'm Pregnant.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm pregnant... I don't know how far along... BUT I've had 2 tests come out positive.
So yeah Dynshyith and I are going to be parents....
I've already told my mom, dad and a few others.... He's still YET to tell his Mother and Father.... So we'll see how that goes.
But yeah, I'm gonna be a mommy.
I'm excited, but scared at the same time. Well Its the way things go I guess.
(If I have you on FACEBOOK though, don't say anything yet.)
my OCs list and references - by comicCYBERSTEELmy OCs list and references - by comic4 years ago in Personal More Like This
by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine
Alex Vondran is a private investigator, ambitious and arrogant, money is just one of his weaknesses. Always self-centered and hot-headed since the first chapters, Alex changes a lot when he meets Kevin Stone, apparently a sloppy nerd with a huge moral, who is, on the contrary, a thief and a computer hacker. Alex boss has asked him to investigate on Kevin and Alex understand that Kev is exactly the person who damaged the Multinational Company of his boss.
The problem is that Alex is starting to feel 'something' for that guy: Kevin is his first friend and he trusts him… So Alex decides to run away with Kevin and then he starts a war a lot bigger than him.
A specialist's hired from Alex's boss to kill Alex and Kevin. Kevin has stolen a huge amount of money from the multinational banks, and Alex has helped him to escape. When the killer is near to Kevin, the guy emanated a huge and paranormal shock wave.
CONTEST!!!EDIT: All entriants: if you need me to extend the deadline, tell me to do so now.CONTEST!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Soooo hey guys o3o i have no way to draw digitally so I'm bored to death SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I'm hosting a contest!!!!!!
Here's what you've gotta do:
all ya gotta do is draw one of these characters or all of them (any of your choice):
so um yeah
I HATE COMPARING ART SO IT'S GONNA BE HARD
STYLE ISN'T WHAT I GRADE - IT IS EFFORT
HERE ARE THE PRIZES:
1st place - 150 or a 1 month premium (YOU CHOOSE), a watch (if i haven't already), a full drawing (once i get my tablet back), and a llama!!
2nd place - 80, a llama, a watch (if i haven't already)
3rd place - 50, a llama
4th place - 40
Honorable Mentions - Mention??
It's Like A DA Bookclub! YAY!So since I didn't know what to read... I created a poll... and wound up with a booklist as long as my arm. 0_0 These be too many books for one girl, had to share! Thanks for the suggestions guys! They're brilliant! Found some goodies already on my kindle, currently starting on Corporeal Daughters by our very own deviant bandeau can't tell you what I think yet. I kinda opened it and then got distracted by something shiny.. Oh yeah, this list. I figure you guys can fave this if you want and when you're struggling for ideas you can have a looksee. All recommended by wonderful devious deviants. Or you can look at my poll... but this is alphabetemetized and AWESOMEIt's Like A DA Bookclub! YAY!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just to give you an idea.. I'm going to put emoticons by these.
Means I have personally read it and loved it or at least liked it Tolkien, Abercrombie and Erikson are my top three.
Means that more than one deviant suggested this to me
Means LOOOADS of deviants suggested it to me.
How to Stock 2- PosingWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!How to Stock 2- Posing1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
For the second article, I asked SenshiStock, DaeStock, and jademacalla all about how to pose. Let's see what wisdom they have for us!
How do I decide how to pose?
:iconsenshistock: SenshiStock says:
Try thinking about what kind of image you want to create. If you are dressed in a costume, then you have that as a starting place. Try to become the character you're representing. What kind of actions would they take (leaping, running, sneaking, flying)? How would they move around (slowly, crawling, jumping, skipping)? If you're like me and you're focused solely on the pose, sometimes you still have to get 'in character' to come up with ideas. I like making a list before each
Smaller dA thumbnail scriptWant to get rid of the absolutely horrendous recent dA update of ugly, massive, unorganized, unprofessional thumbnails that I turned off beta to escape from but IT SOMEHOW STILL FOUND ME???Smaller dA thumbnail script2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just install this amazing new browser script written by rotane, which not only shrinks the thumbnails back to a reasonable size, but also gets rid of the awkward light-background problem for wide deviations.
THANKS rotane!!!! Please +fave and spread it around if you like it!
http://sta.sh/01su5fzrjpba LOOK HOW EVEN WORSE DEVIANTART.COM MAIN PAGE LOOKS ON A NON-PREMIUM
4 ELEMENTS CONTEST - 1 MONTH LEFT!SPECIAL DONORS4 ELEMENTS CONTEST - 1 MONTH LEFT!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
(who donated at least 500 or a 3 months dA Premium Membership)
CONTEST CREATED BY:
TODAY!! July 14th 2012
dont know how to code journal CSS?since our club is searching for a new journal CSS as a bit of a contest, i suspect from our recent poll that many of you fine deviants do not understand what all that complex lettering is when you copy and paste it into your CSS box. Well On deviantart there are MANY tutorials to help us figure out how to Code our own CSS, And if all else fails I've included some generators to help do our work for us.dont know how to code journal CSS?5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
here are a few deviants tutorials for you to check out.
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CSS http://www.htmldog.com/guides/cssbeginner/
If all else fails here are some fun CSS generators that pop out sleek and fun CSS journals for you based on your specifications.
have fun learning and creating.
My Problem With: Flynn's Writing.THis is effectively a trumped up, more detailed version response to the last group topic, because apparently, I wasn't specific enough. However, contrary to what some of our critics seem to think, the comment section is not the place to write out a very long and detailed rant about why exactly something annoys you. Hell, just the basic list was already a text wall in and of itself, and I'd have been up all night if I actually tried to write this out as my original response. Now, what was a text wall is about the length of a chapter of Splintered Shadows, which is to say, pretty damn long.My Problem With: Flynn's Writing.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, I'm probably going to end up repeating myself a fair bit, both within this rant and some of the others that I posted before. And once again, I'm not 100% accurate with sources, so don't take everything I put down here as gospel.
Let's begin with the broadest topics. These ones are so common that just listing them alone should be enough, but for the sake of this rant, I will list one or tw