~200 Watcher Raffle! (WINNERS)~ Winners Below!!!~200 Watcher Raffle! (WINNERS)~5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ah what the heck, I'll do sketchy headshot's for the other entrants too~
Sadly it doesn't look like digital is going to be an option guys
BUT since I have so few entrants non winners will at least get 7 for caring enough to enter!!!(I wish I could give more but I have a few commishies to pay for QwQ)
Thank you all for the watches, comments, and favorites I love you all!!!
SO! On to Prizes!
~1st~ One full body, colored & shaded with bg (please specify) *You may have a choice between digital or traditional, that is unknown as of yet*
Ex: Traditional Winner: :icondragondreamflyer: !!! (Note me)
~2nd~ 40 *OR* a headshot Winner: :iconalptr
Willora, Langurhali, Pravusali PralavusaliWILLORAWillora, Langurhali, Pravusali Pralavusali6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Willora is a sacred hidden place that is located in a remote area on Earth. No humans are yet aware of its presence. It was not originally a place on Earth, but a small planet far from it. The Langurhali did not yet exist, only the tree and a few unknown creatures.
The planet was an absolute good, harmonious and perfect in its environment, with creatures that coexisted together and knew nothing of violence or danger, there was never any bad weather and no carnivores to speak of. Willora was efficient, flourishing, peaceful, and far ahead of Earth, while also being very similar to the very beginning of its existence. Though, unlike Earth, its creatures only grew more intelligent and aware of the importance of selflessness, preservation and peace.
The giant Willow was the first plant to grow on this planet, and thus was the oldest, largest and strongest tree. The giant star is said to have provided a kind of energy that cannot be found on Earth; a kind of life energy which gives
Female VillainsAs you probably already know, I really like villain characters, but it sort of makes me sad how often female villains seem like they have this rule where it's like they're required to be ~*sexy*~ first and then villains second. Or they have to be voluptuous or seductive femme fatales first and foremost and then be evil and cunning second (the level of evil and cunning really depending on the character, but still). Having a "sexy" female villainess isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the fact it's so much more prevalent with females as opposed to males and feels more like this unwritten rule and obligatory mold for them still disappoints me. I notice a lot in superhero comics the villainesses will be far more likely (if not always) wearing something far sexier or revealing as opposed to the males, and even then they'll have the same cut-n-paste sexy body type (and sometimes even the same face shapes, eye, and lip shapes) while the males are usually more clothed and meant to have tFemale Villains3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Valley of the DynasaursI've recently been reading these literally unbelievable accounts, most from the late 19th to mid-20th century, of actual dinosaurs being sighted in the American Southwest, with a few reports from even further north and east in the continental U.S. There are a couple of things that strike me about these stories--I mean, first and foremost their utter improbability and the apparent sincerity of some of the witnesses (yellow journalism tall tales notwithstanding)--but also the fact that the descriptions of the dinosaurs are often so bizarre and so at odds even with contemporaneously appropriate conceptions of "actual" dinosaurs. In the same way that encounters with UFOs and their occupants often reflect a very stereotypical, cinematic or pop-cultural image of "space aliens" and their "flying saucers," the American dinosaur accounts reflect an earnestly naïve image of dinosaurs ingrained in pre-Jurassic Park pop culture--that they are cold-blooded reptilian moThe Valley of the Dynasaurs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Boycott BayNever tried to "start something" before, but if you hated the last 2 Transformers movies as much as I, and want Michael Bay's toxic touch terminated; kindly share the following with anyone who will listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbhL1uGQARwBoycott Bay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Photomanips for BeginnersWhat is a photomanipulation?Photomanips for Beginners4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.
This is what the gallery description states. But what does it mean?
It means that a photomanipulation is based on photographs.
Not sketches scanned in (like line art for example) or screenshots from a video game. However, if you scan a photograph or for example dried flowers, it would be considered a photograph; while a photograph taken of line art still remains a sketch and is not consiered a photograph. Video game screenshots are copyrighted images btw and as such cannot be used at all.
It means that you need to use more than one photograph.
Retouching work as well as work that uses brushes or texture overlays only to "spice up" a photo that was taken by yourself(!) should be submitted to Photography > Darkroom, while work that uses stock images (i.e. images that you did not take yourself) should be
A few words on punk vs. steampunk.Never Mind The BollocksA few words on punk vs. steampunk.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or: How Spec-Lit Fucked Up A Perfectly Good Word.
Punk 'til you puke!
As a youth revolution punk was a solid fist full of fuck you! An angry, ugly, straight razor attack on the bloated excess of 1970's pop culture.
There was punk rock music from the likes of The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, and The Dead Kennedys.
There was punk cinema in films such as Repoman, Suburbia, and The Fabulous Stains.
There was punk lit, punk art, even a punk offshoot of gonzo journalism.
It was a way of life fueled by a belief that nothing is sacred, authority is never to be trusted, and most importantly, you can always Do It Yourself...better known as the DIY ethos.
In a word, punk is rebellion.
And I know a bit about words. Word have power. Word have strength. Words are the bits of
Back to Basics Photography - Understanding RawdSLR cameras and most bridge cameras have the option to shoot in raw, but what exactly is it and what are the benefits? Let me attempt to explain.Back to Basics Photography - Understanding Raw2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A camera raw file contains all the data that is captured when the shutter button is pressed whereas a JPEG is compressed and a lot of the data is lost. They are often called digital negatives as they serve the same purpose as the negatives in film photography; they are not ready to be used as the final image, but hold all the information and data needed to produce one. This all means that you are left with a higher image quality which also allows you to have more control and manipulate more parameters than a JPEG. All of the metadata is also still in tact, meaning that the original state can always be referred back to if needed.
So, surely you want to see the difference, right? Well you're in luck.
Top - straight out of camera (SOOC) raw. Bottom - basic adjustments done in LightRoom raw.
This can ei
!!! THANKS FOR 500 WATCHES !!! - WINNERS!Yeah wow! I never thought I'd come so far! :happybounce;!!! THANKS FOR 500 WATCHES !!! - WINNERS!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you so much for your support!! The thought of 500 real people follow me because of liking me and/or my art means so much to me!
To show my appreciation I thought of a nice RAFFLE! x))
To participate you just have to submit a comment with a reference of the character you want me to draw for you on this journal and you'll have the chance to win 1 of 15 colored chibi freebies!
Just like this one:
I will chose the winners via number randomizer! :33
-> You must be watching me of course!
Deadline is the 15.11.2014! After this date I will pick the winners! owo
Anthro DD Features of November 2011!Hello Anthro Deviants and Deviants a like! I hope you guys had a great thanksgiving (those who celebrate it)! Below is a recap of November 2011 Daily Deviation Features. Thank you everyone who continue to suggest!Anthro DD Features of November 2011!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anthro Daily Deviations for November 2011
Thank you all who suggested!
Guardian from Space by ChaosthiefRakshas by OmegaLionessQuack Fu by FriendlyChestnutTeam Sheep by MinnaSundberg:thumb180650767:Burning Forest by DrunkenUnicorn:thumb265091135:Into the Woods by Foxfeather248King Vicious by squeedgemonster:thumb269263239:Icono by wahayNo Victories by AtanTenderness by Ali-zarinaGargoyle Lookout by JayAxer.: Kiss from a Mermaid by Sahtori-KamayaPospective by vantidDragon Ramen by KaceyMNight bolt by KekPafranyCharli at the Motel by RickGriffinResting by Kerneinheitin the rain by Orphen-Sirius
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Daily Deviation + Educational Rant :)Second time it's happened in my 7 years on dA! And I'm so glad it was on this: http://v-e-r-a.deviantart.com/art/New-Skin-213386740 because it gave me the opportunity to link to photos and educate people a bit on roaches, which is like, my goal in life, for anyone who knows me. They're so misunderstood and misrepresented. I used to be a bit scared by them through my teens, but to show how drastically that's changed since simply educating myself on them, I now proudly display a tattoo of a roach: http://penanggalan.deviantart.com/art/Purple-Cockroach-Monster-150457055 It's now and will always be my favorite feature. I've educated a lot of strangers because of this tattoo. It makes me feel awesome.Daily Deviation + Educational Rant :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've dealt with some horrible crap because of my love of roaches, so pardon the incoming vent. Especially since the hissing cockroach birth video (as seen HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhOGQINu0lk ), I've received daily death threats, people saying I'm a "filthy slut" and "pr
Anthro DD Features for October 2011Hello Anthro Deviants and Deviants alike! I hope you all had a fantastic Halloween and a great October! This month marks the first full month of my features as being the Anthro Community Volunteer! Thank you everyone for your suggestions! Keep them coming!Anthro DD Features for October 20114 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Below is a recap of October 2011 Daily Deviation Features.
Anthro Daily Deviations for October 2011
Thank you all who suggested!
Gentleman Crow by Fleurdelysev - The Burning Mountain by CrimsonMagpieFlight Lessons by BloodhoundOmegaHosh Commish by Enchantress-LeLeProblem, Captain? by oomizuaoMountain Hunter by katanimateShotgun Wolf Thing by Blue-PaperOpen Your Eyes And Look North by EshvaMay in May by TespiaKamakiri-onna by White-MantisMagic Jellyfish by Sternen-GauklerCourage and Endurance by o0Andraste0oMy dream... by LiLaiRaDo not wake the captain by Kahito-SlydeftVangard - Fire Fight by 7THeavenSpirit of the Southwest by KatmommaSesshomaru by XerakiShe likes 'em tall by mirroreyesservalPrecipice by balaaLON kerran Clawknight by dcwjNeko-mata by donnaquinnReign of chaos by MachinesBleedToo
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Anthro Artist Feature & Interview - SilverfoxWelcome Anthro Community to the #7th issue of Anthro Artist Feature Interview. This issue will feature the talented dio Silverfox5213!Anthro Artist Feature & Interview - Silverfox3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Commission for Digidrag by Silverfox5213
Is full of imagination and talent! From the highlights in the eyes to the whispy spin of the of the dragon spirit.
You have to love the reaction of the character in seeing such an anomaly!
Silverfox5213 has such a unique gallery. Every piece is full of exquisite detail, amazing highlights and shading and such imagination. Each piece from Silverfox5213's gallery is truly inspiring. I have become such an honored fan of Silverfox5213's work and I know you will too. It is my honor and pleasure to bring to you the very talented Silverfox5213!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself! What first perked your interes
PE: Anthro Week Wrap UpAnthro Week Wrap UpPE: Anthro Week Wrap Up4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Anthro art is such a fascinating and beautiful genre that it really deserves to be admired! I hope that you've found the information posted for this week useful and the art pieces featured inspiring! Next time I plan to host a few tutorials and get some walk throughs! Would that be something everyone would be interested in?
so I would like to pose this to the community!
When I host another Anthro Week, what would you like to see?
Thank you again everyone for your continued support! This was a fantastic week and I really enjoyed it! Thank you to all the artists who participated and to all those in the community who appreciated it!
Anthro Community Volunteer
Anthro Week Wrap Up Journals
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
Express feeling. contest! (closed)This contest will be about selecting one feeling and express it in your art.Express feeling. contest! (closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Examples of feelings:
-You are free to use your OCs/sonas.
-You must type the feeling you have selected somewhere in the title.
-Send the entry in comments or as note.
-You can enter up to 3 entries.
-Each entry can only have one feeling.
-You can use any feeling at all.
-The entry must be handed in before the 3rd july.
-It may be any type of art.
Digital, traditional, crafting, Photography, cubism, blah, blah, blah
I will be judging on how well the feeling is expressed and your creativity.
The prizes are:
1st place: 20 , Waist up, headshot, 50x50 pixel icon.
2nd place: 10 , Waist up.
3rd place: 5 , headshot.
4th place: 2 , 50x50 pixel icon.
There will not be a maximum number, so everyone that wants to join can join.
People that has entered:
Need brushes?After references, textures and faces, the time comes for brushes. All inspirational, all useful!Need brushes?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Gimp Anim. Grass Brushes Set by LJFHutch
13 Blending and Texturing Brushes by god-headFree PS Grass Brushes 2 by s10889 Paint Splatter Brushes by Miss-deviantE:thumb335492192:
Bark brushes - Photoshop by Autlaw:thumb200310505:Velvetcat's Brush Set_2 by velvetcat
Old Paper Brushes III by lailomeielOrnamental Shapes - Brush Pack by SyaReal Media Mini Brush Set by StalcryBrushes Set 01 by Elsouille
Border Brush 3 by wantingtobreakfreeAntique Lace Brushes by Scully7491My watercolor brushes by muttiy
Lace brushes by Myruso:thumb276107668:Grunge Corner Brush Pack by midnightstouch
Victorian circus Harley cosplay by Lady Integra!I'm always excited to see cosplay of my costume designs, and this version of my Victorian circus Harley Quinn by Lady-I-Hellsing is no exception- totally blown away by how gorgeous she looks. GO FORTH AND FAVOURITE. <3Victorian circus Harley cosplay by Lady Integra!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
PET PEEVEI see a lot of artists or even non-artists that put themselves down. Constantly.PET PEEVE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As an artist, one of the worst things you can say to me is "Wow, I could never do this! I'm gonna quit art now 8(((("
I've probably guilty of saying that exact same thing at some point! And multiple times, too! But I stopped, because what does saying that even do, really?
That is not a compliment. It makes me feel bad that my work has made you want to stop doing something. You know how I got to the point I am at now? I got past those feelings, got past my self-depreciation, and worked my ass off.
Art is not all fun and games. It can be, but it's also something that I have dedicated myself to for years. I've been drawing since I could hold a pencil- at currently 18 years old, that's a while. Not as long as other, much older, artists, but I'm still improving. We all still are. That artist you look up to? He or she is still learning. Drawing is a constant development process: it never ends. Ever.
Ask the characters.I want to do a couple of cartoon strips where any of my characters from any of my projects answer questions posed.Ask the characters.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, if you want to play along, say what character you wish to query, followed by the question.
I (or "they", depending on how you look at it) obviously won't get to answer everything, and questions that require an answer to contain narrative spoilers won't be touched.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEInterrupting my homework to bring you this breaking news!EEEEEEEEEEEEE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW POKÉMON GAMES ANNOUNCED LookathowawesomethoseKyurem'snewformslooklike!
Guess how I feel about this!
My White team approves. (Except my Hydreigon, which didn't fit in the drawing. It might be moping.)
Now back to homework.
the blue blur is back - Sonic movie!!Blue Core Studios has created a Sonic the Hedgehog fan movie with a realistic touch: an introduction to Robotnik's conquest to take over the world with Sonic ready to thwart his plans and fight for freedom! the movie showcases a realistic take on Sonic the Hedgehog and creates a pretty cool atmosphere, it's a bummer it's only 20 minutes long, cuz I'd sure like to see some more!the blue blur is back - Sonic movie!!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
either way I think it's a must-see for all Sonic fans! :iconsonicrunplz:
don't forget to hit Full-screen! :iconsoniclaplz:
now I think a Sonic fanart feature is in place! :iconsonicdummyplz:
let's start with some artwork of the blue blur himself :iconsonicthehedgehog2plz:
Sonic CD contest winner - Metallic Blue by natsu-no-hi
.:Sonic:. by BloomTHSonic + Tails : Tornado Trickster by tigerangelAutumn by lujjiStrange, isn't it? by Jammerlee:thumb26850142
WAT contest reminder (ended) I will be accepting some late entrys after the 4th but they won't be eligible for the fan art prizeWAT contest reminder (ended)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
hey I decided to hold a contest for my 3 female ocs
you may use any or all of the 3 ocs for the contest and do whatever you'd like with them even change their clothes the contest will be judged on creativity and overall idea of the picture
you may enter as many entries as you like and all kinds of artist are welcome
To receive prizes you must have a paypal account of some sort and fees apply
1st place 400$
2nd place 200$
3rd place 100$
Sexiest drawing 50$
cutest drawing 50$
best alternate outfit 50$
most badass drawing 50$
best story 50$ thats right you can even write a story abo