365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUS365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawings in Art Features More Like This
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
You're Not AloneWatch depthRADIUSYou're Not Alone in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all hea
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional in Art Features More Like This
The FX Channel has just concluded the highly successful third season of its American Horror Story series.
Each season has featured its own stand-alone storyline, insuring against series stagnation and creating a story competition as the ever-ravenous horror audience eagerly awaits each season’s next outrageous attempt to top the last. Coven, the third entry in the series, a witchcraft genre entry, has not disappointed. Its star, Jessica Lange, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Critical reception, despite the considerable gory fx (envelope-pushing for net
Cthulhu is Still CallingThe Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acquired self-awareness and began trying to explain themselves to themselves as they sat round their fires built at the mouths of their caves.Cthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
is Still Calling
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article
I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu le
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerWatch depthRADIUSA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead
I Need FeminismWatch depthRADIUSI Need Feminism in Art Features More Like This
Written by CorporateRockWhore
I need feminism because
It’s acceptable to call me a slut.
I need feminism because
It’s okay for a guy to slap my butt.
I need feminism because
It’s my own fault if a man rapes me.
I need feminism because
I should look good for men to see.
I need feminism because
People think it means ‘anti-man’.
I need feminism because
I can’t do things that men can.
I need feminism because
Girls think it’s cool to shame each other.
I need feminism because
The world has higher hopes for my brother.
I need feminism because
My femininity makes me ‘weak’.
I need feminism becau
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMansions of The Mind in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very lon
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineArtist on Fire:Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.
Pencil Vs Camera - 58by BenHeine
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
RantI just pulled the internet cable out for a few days to withstand the urge to rant beyond any reason.Rant in Personal More Like This
And even now I'm seriously considering disabling comments for the things that I make. Because I'm so fed up with the continuous hate. And I'm so goddamn sick and tired of people that send me messages that I should just die, just because I happen to make a tutorial. (Yes, this message was literally send to me -- by PM ofcourse)
In the past weekend I hadn't so much to do. I wasn't that inspired to make art, so I decided to work on that tutorial that for which the idea had been floating inside my head for a while already.
Like some of you know, I've been giving drawing workshops every now and then for the past 2 years. Nothing too serious. I don't even get paid for it (aside from an occasional artbook or fanart drawing). I was there because of passion. Beca
Being happy with your artI've noticed lately, that there's this emotion that leaves people overwhelmed with the massive amount of good art in the community, thinking that they can never become as good or popular as those others. So sad, because skill or popularity in itself shouldn't be the major goal of an art community. I think many people who start out here get so overwhelmed that they forget what it's actually about.Being happy with your art in Deviant Events More Like This
Many people out here, sign up to DeviantArt (or any internet art community) in order to publish their work on the internet. They've probably looked around for a while already. They saw those amazing artists that had millions of pageviews, and secretly hoped that by putting their art on the internet, they would be able to do the same. To become madly popular -- a community icon.
Well, sorry to burst your bubble; but it's probably not gonna happen. And if it's gonna happen; it's not going to be soon.
According to DeviantArt, the website has over 31 million
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.Do's and don'ts for flawless interaction in Deviant Events More Like This
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
The common misconceptionWhen giving workshops last weekend, I was confronted with something at least remarkable.The common misconception in Deviant Events More Like This
I had a random chat with a girl that apparently knew me from DeviantArt. We a friendly conversation about art such. It wasn't that strange, until she concluded her message with.
"It's nice talking to you. I always wanted to know what you were like. You know... since you draw so well"
And I was like... "Huh? What?"
Some people see me as a talented writer or artist, others (including myself) raise the bar even higher.
But regardless of what you see as skilled or not, I don't think there's such a thing as 'them' and 'us' in the art world. It's too small of a world. We're too alike. And I think most of us aren't exactly prone to living a celebrity lifestyle anyway. Bitches & bling don't match well with the usually quiet lifestyle an artist prefers.
When I started doing painting, I looked up to many of the lo
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.From 500 to 20.000 watchers... in Deviant Events More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:That's how you get pageviews in Deviant Events More Like This
"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"
I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.
Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.
It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
How I came to dislike fanartEdit 2: For those that wonder why I closed comments. A death threat was the limit for me. http://damaimikaz.deviantart.com/journal/Speechless-383087330How I came to dislike fanart in Art Features More Like This
Edit: I've never expected such a massive response to this journal. But because it's gone all over the internet... I would like to settle a few things first... because I keep getting the same replies over and over again.
1. I made this journal as being my personal opinion. I'm not stating facts here. I'm just saying how I personally feel about drawing fanart. Please don't take this journal as a fact, because it isn't. It was never intended that way.
2. I don't expect you to agree with me. I don't mind either. I'd like you to reply why you think differently. Provide me with your insight and experiences. I'd love that.
3. I'm well aware that I can't change anything about most of these facts. I brought them up for discussion because I want to hear what other pe
EncouragementWhen I started out on DeviantArt, I used to be one of those artists that thought I could never do art properly.Encouragement in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll start saying that I spend most of my childhood getting only little encouragement.
My parents were, like many other parents, convinced that art wasn't that much of a useful skill since it's nearly impossible to earn money with -- and would've liked it if I spend my time doing something more useful instead. At school I was that pathetic kid without friends. Creative, yet very introverted. The one that gets bullied in the schoolyard. Needless to say; it was rare to find people saying something nice about me, and it was even more rare to find someone actually encouraging me.
Back then, I used to believe that I was alone. I initially signed up to DeviantArt to find people with similar interests. But it happened to change my mind along the way. When I came into contact with other artists, I came to realize that there were in fact many people just like me. People th
Why Am I Doing This?Why Am I Doing This? in Personal More Like This
Why am I posting pics that have been calling out the creation of stories, pictures, and more that showcase abusive women as being attractive and glamorous? Why have I been casting aspersions on works that making bullies and worse look good, all based on their gender? Why am I doing this, despite the clear annoyance I've been getting from other Deviants, some of whom have been telling me that the proper and mature thing to do would be to leave them alone and let them enjoy what they consider to be harmless fun?
To some, it's a reasonable question. Goodness knows, I've got enough trouble on my plate without actively pursuing it. So much to take care of, not enough time to do it in.
So why am I doing this?
Simple. Because I honestly believe in my heart of hearts that its the right thing to do.
We've seen d
Some RandomnessSome Randomness in Personal More Like This
Well, I'm still looking at Patreon, and it looks like there are plenty of artists who post artworks based on existing properties there. If things continue to look good on that front, I'll be signing up there.
Also, I've learned that the original Ghostbusters movie is going to be re-released come Labor Day weekend in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. Given that Harold Ramis passed away not that long ago, and I seriously doubt I ever saw it in theaters, I think I'll treat myself to that.
Now onto to some video game related stuff. I've been playing both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. I've beaten both on maximum difficulty levels, and I would like a chance to give a go at Arkham Origins. But after playing these games, I've been giving some thought to some other superhero properties that have been given the video game
How Much More Do I Have To Take...?BOHICA (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again) is practically becoming a way of life for me. And I hate it.How Much More Do I Have To Take...? in Personal More Like This
I had recently bought a brand-new bed to replace my mother's, I was in the midst of gathering up some essentials so we could settle into our new apartment, and I was looking for a new job to help make up for these expenses...when my mother started having problems, and as a result, is now in the hospital. Doped up on sedatives, and...
I'm sorry. There's a lot here that's just too painful for me to discuss right now, and too difficult to display in a public forum such as this. But right now, I have to wonder; just how much more do I have to take...?
Single image commissions pending:
Comic sequence commissions pending:
De-Elect Rick Snyder!De-Elect Rick Snyder! in Personal More Like This
Well, it's official. That greedy, malicious, self-centered, arrogant rat-bastard who put himself in the pockets of people such as the Koch brothers and other corporate fat-cats has launched his re-election campaign.
Yes, Rick Snyder is hoping that the people of Michigan are actually stupid enough to put up with another four years of his miserable, destructive policies. And I recently learned that he launched his re-election campaign in truly shameless fashion; with a Superbowl ad.
I am not joking. Rick Snyder shelled out almost $1 million for a Superbowl ad to tout how great he is and all the wonderful things he's supposedly done for Michigan. For those of you who have strong enough stomachs, here's a link to said ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty-0zaKcWj0
Now, while all of you are recovering from t
Prom 2014 Part IIContinuation of Rising-Artists' 2014 Prom feature from Part IProm 2014 Part II in Art Features More Like This
:iconHetalia-AnimeFTW: and :iconcolon-empire:
Thanks ever so much for putting up with my awkward self and for saying yes!
Okay RMS, you bring back the hetalia side of me! haha c: You seem like a really cool person and I'd love to just be a casual online friend~ Please ontinue to be great!♥
:iconRoamingShadow: and :iconBansini:
Hi, you probably realized from looking at my profile/going through my gallery and reading the artist's comments that I'm a very... strange person with spastic interests. I also freak out like a madwoman when I see amazing things. Well, I'm a fangirl of yours now (you may have noticed that I watch you now). I adore every piece of your art, and it was a
You are invited!We at Rising-Artists are pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a 2014 Prom event to help spread the love throughout the community.You are invited! in Deviant Events More Like This
While this event will be hosted by Rising-Artists, anyone and everyone on dA is welcome to join in. We'd like to make this a big event, so we'd love it if you help promote this in your own journal or polls.
The Prom event will be a big journal feature of all of the participants and their dates. Please continue reading for more information.
The feature will be published on Saturday, May 10th so that everyone has plenty of time to find their dates and RSVP.
Want to join in? Just read through and follow the directions below!
Have a partner in mind?
Is there a deviant you have always admired? Maybe a crush that you've never had the courage to talk to, or a close friend? Now is your chance to make a move!
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and TricksPE: Profile Presentation: Tips and Tricks in Art Features More Like This
Your profile page can say quite a bit about what kind of person you are, and having a well-designed profile page will help ensure that your visitors leave with a good impression of you and your work. And if you do a remarkably fabulous job at designing your profile, people will not only be impressed, but they will also keep coming back to take another look. In this article, I will go over some useful tips and tricks for making your profile look professional but also personalized!
This article is mostly directed towards Premium Members, but non-Premium members can still use some of these concepts to personalize their page.
In addition, for those who are new to profile decoration, I highly suggest reading my Decorating Your Profile tutorial first, as it goes over important basics of profile decoration.
Basic Design Concepts
Before we get started,
PE: Decorating Your ProfileCommunity WeekPE: Decorating Your Profile in Art Features More Like This
Your profile page is the first thing people will see when they click on your name, so it's very important to leave a good impression! This article will provide some useful tips and tricks for both premium and non-premium members who want to convert their profile into their own, unique page. First off, some Do's and Don'ts of profile decoration:
Use dA's profile widgets-- there are lots of great options to chose from
Show off some art (that's what people are here for!)
Express your personality through colors, stamps, gifs, etc.
Add so many images that your profile takes forever to load
Use garish or headache-inducing colors
Make text difficult to read with dark backgrounds
While many widgets are restricted or locked for non-premium members, there are still a variety of great widgets that you can add to your profile, even without a membership.
New Computer!Finally!New Computer! in Personal More Like This
I loooooove it!!!
I apologize for not making a new picture before my computer came....I really needed some time to think and clear my head on some things. I'm feeling much better and happier now that i've mostly accepted the things that have happened around me and I feel more rested than i've ever been in quite some time. I know the sadness will eventually come back again, but i'm sure i'll be able to deal with it much better when it comes.
I feel brand new and i'm eager to make new artwork when i'm able to get Photoshop for my Mac!
So let's all be patient until then!
As a side note, I also wanted to thank you all for Watching me and liking my art! I know it's easy to think of you as people sitting behind a screen, but your comments and input really make a difference and matter to me...I just wanted you to know that. :iconrubch
Advice + One Shot IdeaWarning: Wall of text, if you have no interest in the matter and want to know about my one-shot comic idea, skip to below.Advice + One Shot Idea in Personal More Like This
I typically try hard not to elaborate on my personal feelings publicly on the internet + I'll try not to ramble on...but if anyone can get something out of this or relate then i'll have a peace of mind that this will not fall on deaf ears.
You...never really get to see the true nature of a person, or, rather, you may get to witness a different side (more often than not, an uglier side) of someone when your relationship nears its end (whether it be a friend, lover, etc).
Be careful if you decide to stick around to see if things will get better. You may truly desire to mend things with the person, and by all means you should let them know that, but it takes two to work things out in any kind of partnership. If in your gut you feel that they desire other things or people and see the signs, let it be. You can't forc
Sketch a Day on Twitter!Follow me if you wish, i'd really appreciate it! https://twitter.com/JauntyEyesSketch a Day on Twitter! in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I've decided to create a Twitter account for now. We'll see if i'll spread to other social media sites in the future.
As you can see from the title, i've decided to tweet a "Sketch a Day" for you guys...well, almost everyday...(it'll most likely be every school day tbh, because that's when I draw in my book the most).
crappyphotos of my sketchbook using my iPod Touch along with screenshots of work-in-progresses so you guys can see what i'm up to!
I don't like the idea of submitting half-arsed sketches on here, so I think it's a good idea for you who are rather impatient and are curious to see this kind of stuff from me. Likewise, people on here get to see my more "serious" work....or stuff i'm actually proud of (in other words). :iconyesyesplz:
Anyway, thanks for fol
Happy Valentine's DayI have no school tomorrow! Which means I get a 4 day weekend!Happy Valentine's Day in Personal More Like This
Honestly, Valentine's Day is just another day to me...but I can understand why it could be agonizing for singles and yet a rather wonderful day for all those lovebirds out there.
For those who are single: remember Valentine's Day is all about "love"...and that doesn't just limit itself to romance. Spend the day showing and receiving love towards your friends and family as well. :iconrubcheeksplz:
And don't forget to eat chocolate...lots of it! :iconmelloplz:
Oh oh oh!!! Thank you all who sent me Valentines! (shoutout to :iconrandythehero: and :iconJutsuGal1208: )
I wish I could have made my own personal V-Day pictures, but as you all know I'm unable to at the moment.
On a side note, things with my comic are proceeding smoothly. I'm having a blast creating it. I'll try to finish the next page this weekend.
My deviantART StoryI joined dA 4 years ago, around this time of year Drawing art was just a hobby for me, and i was really surprised to see how active people were around here. I got comments and faves and people talked to me out of the blue, it took me by surprise!My deviantART Story in Art Features More Like This
This is my first deviation:
my art skills were as you can see, incipient, but i got so caught up in the community with contests, groups
that i really really wanted to improve! I saw such amazing art, and for the first time, i was able to interact with my favorite artists! Honestly until then i never imagined artists are human beings present on the internet.
The first deviation i ever faved
One of the first artists that inspired me, and one of the first drawings i faved from their gallery
The first webcomic i read, and one of the first faves i gave
They made me want
How to get feedback on dAWe all joined this site, more or less for this reason, to get feedback on our art. The whole point of submitting art online is for people to see it and hear what they think about it.How to get feedback on dA in Deviant Events More Like This
Now there are a lot of deviants out there who get little to no feedback and as a result ask the people who faved their art to comment or go to random people on dA and ask for them to look at their art or comment in the hopes that the person will be kind enough to return the favor.
A message to the people who do that, you're doing it all wrong.
Sure, if you ask 20 people who faved your drawing what they thought about it, you might get 1 or 2 answers, but in return, you'll be ignored by say 10 people and you'll annoy 8 people. I get these comments and i'm telling you, begging for feedback is not the way to go, if someone didn't comment when they fave, what makes you think forcing their hand is the right way to go?
A fav is a compliment, take it a it is. Not everyone has
Artists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwordsEvery once in a while i get someone trying to hack into my facebook or deviantart. Lately someone sent me a link to a fake tumblr log in screen trying to steal my tumblr password. that person is obsidianwingsofmidnight.tumblr.comArtists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwords in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, i am making this public so that people know what kind of person obsidianwingsofmidnight is and be aware of messages from him/her.
this person claims they were hacked as well. That might or might not be true, either way i don't want to go hunting them down, just be careful of ANYONE sending you links, especially people you never talked to before.
A note for every deviant out there.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PASSWORD THIEVES:
1. Start out by having a very strong password. Having passwords that have numbers and symbols (*!@#$%) is a great way to start, but a sure way of having a strong password is just having a very long one. I saw an article where it said that nothing beats a long password, So it's better to have a long passw
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.How to get better at art in Deviant Events More Like This
And the most common
MemoriesI've been in China for almost a week now, and all the memories I have of this place is flooding back. Unfortunately, many of those memories are quite negative. A lot of people commented on my last journal asking why my stepmom and half brother had tried to kill me. It's not a secret and I'm in a weird mood right now so I'll retell the story.Memories in Personal More Like This
I last visited China almost five years ago. I was unfortunate enough to be stranded at the LAX airport for two days. During that time, I met another girl my age who was also returning to China to visit family. We talked for a long time and I found out her parents are also divorced like mine. She told me how her stepmom would regularly burn her with cigarette buds. I was horrified but I felt lucky that my stepmom is kind to me. I told her I was lucky to have a nice stepmom. I had never been so wrong.
When I first arrived, my stepmom greeted me kindly, and we talked, joked, and hung out like a regular family would. But her mask was quickly cracking a
See you at Fanime! :DHey guys It's that time of the year again! Fanime is one of the biggest anime cons on the west coast and I'm happy to be able to see many of my friends again and to make new ones as well!See you at Fanime! :D in Personal More Like This
The con is from May 23 - 26th, 2014, and it's held at the San Jose McEnery Convention center in California. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley with my prints My table number is 1213, in very deepest and darkest corner of the conventional hall lol. Come by and hang out, and we can all get dinner together too
Coming Back!Thank you everyone who has supported me and given me their valuable advice about how to deal with my family situation in China. I'm happy to say that my father and I are on much better terms now. It's honestly more than I could ever have hoped for and I haven't been this happy in a long time.Coming Back! in Personal More Like This
The comments you guys left really helped me believe in myself. Thanks to everyone's encouragement, I know I wasn't in the wrong. I was able to firmly explain my problems with my father. It took many long and heated discussions before we finally came to an understanding but it was definitely worth it. He eventually admitted that he was wrong, and shouldn't have brushed me aside as being "too bothersome" or not worth angering his crazy wife for. He said he regrets the way he treated me, and has promised to try to visit me once a year. It's really hard to put into words how much that means to me, and I truly thank you all for helping me get to this point.
I read in the comments that many have e
Premium Membership Giveaway! (Winner!)As I promised in one of my other journals, I finally have enough points to host a Giveaway! I will be giving away a one month premium membership to one lucky winner!Premium Membership Giveaway! (Winner!) in Personal More Like This
And the winner is...
1st :iconwhisperssweet: - Premium Membership
Thanks for your support!
Want Points? Like a page!Please help :iconpily-sweet-angel: get 500 likes on her page!Want Points? Like a page! in Personal More Like This
Like this page http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=671478346198789&set=a.671478162865474.1073741827.525812050765420&type=3&theater%A0
Fav this journal
Winner will be announced tomorrow and will win 10 It's not a lot but I want to help out a good friend.
Edit: And the winner is MasterSaruwatari! But feel free to like her page still.
80 Points GiveawayYeah, it's not a lot of points, but it's something.80 Points Giveaway in Personal More Like This
Just fave this journal and you're in.
Deadline is October 25, 2013
*If you want to win more points, you can also join my contest that I'm hosting at CuteKawaiiClub. Worth 200
Good luck to everyone!
And the winner is...
Your points will be sent shortly.
I hate BingGoogle is where it's at. I mean, they don't call the song "Go Bing It," it's Google for a reason!!I hate Bing in Personal More Like This
About My PopularityI get on dA after a couple of hours and see I have 10 comment messages, and I explode with happiness!! <3 Thanks to those watchers, favers, and EVERYONE FRIGGIN ELSE. Yes, arigato.About My Popularity in Personal More Like This
Going to be offline for a while, like half the day, so expect to explode when I get back on, kay?
Soo, on another note, does anyone have a job for an assassin?
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryIntroducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Create and search for art using your mind
Introducing thoughtART Technology
A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
What is thoughtART?
It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology be
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Thursday: Nature Mad Libs!Hello deviants, and happy Thursday! I hope you're having a wonderful day so far!Thursday: Nature Mad Libs! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Thank you all for participating in the special two week long Collaboration Contest. Working with another person (or two) can teach you so much about art! I hope you all enjoyed thinking outside of the box to create art with one of your fellow deviants.
Here are your winners!
DestinyRose09 and oXxSunlitRosesxXo
Wynter-Heart and dinodude411
WeirdAndLovely, TwilightPoetess, and saltwaterlungs
TheBirthdayMuffin and Lady-of-Link