Mass Effect ReferencesSome time ago, I created a tumblr account (which can be found here). I'm not sure if I will ever get around to posting anything in it (or figuring out how to use it), but if anyone wants to make requests there, feel free to do so.
Characters (Generic or nameless):
Asari Dancer - mature warning, sexual themeAsari head referenceBatarianC-Sec OfficerElcor
5 ways to be more positiveDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
How to reach the happiness, how to have and maintain the positivity in our creative lives?
It's not an easy thing to stay positive all time. Trust me, I know... so here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Get away from negative people
Stay away from those who don't believe in you, who only show up in your lifes when they need something. As mentioned in the latest journal by DamaiMikaz - some people are just pretending to be your friends in order to use you or your skills (don't let them). Be aware of those who are trustworthy and it's said that "person will become the average of their five closest friends".. so be cautious and surround yourself with like-minded people, ones who support an
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudUPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2014:More Like This
Paypal has changed their layout, you can still send invoices but you can no longer select digital goods.
I haven't had time to really look into it and come up with a solution.
but you pretty much HAVE to send out something physical now if you want to be fully protected. There's still main points in this journal that describe how to go about that.
This Journal is currently Under Revision.
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help
How To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive WriterMore Like This
You know the type: the writer who submits something new everyday, who floods your inbox with new poems and prose pieces that they somehow had time to write since the last time you logged in to dA. How do they do it? Are there more than 24 hours in their day? Do they have chunks of spare time that you don't? Super discipline? Magic powers?
It may seem like a strange and mystical phenomenon, but believe it or not, that person is probably just as busy as you are. Even more unbelievable: you can become that person, too. It doesn't take magic powers or a high tolerance to lack of sleep or loads of spare time, but it does take discipline. Ready? Okay.
Actually, not quite ready yet. You know when you're really on a roll, when you're writing and writing and suddenly... you stop to check Facebook? Yeah. Whether it be Facebook or email or the refrigerator or deviantART, we want to get rid of distractions. Move to a distraction-free ar
Aj (aka Robot Pencil) Tutorials Available Now!:iconrobotpencil:Wanna learn some juicy artskills from one of the best? AJ aka Robotpencil has some tutorials for sale! He has provided tons of info in the past, learn more now! https://gumroad.com/robotpencilMore Like This
Also! Evolve just revealed new Hunters! Check them out:
Marketing Materials For ArtistsEDIT: Well butter my biscuits, some of my gifs disappeared into the interwebs. I'll remedy this soon!More Like This
It’s no secret that us artists aren’t great at selling ourselves. The creative process is so much work it’s easy to assume that your work will be able to sell itself. Sometimes it can, but that’s not usually the case. Even if you aren’t interested in going commercial with your career (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going that route), it is important have professional materials to present to clients, employers and galleries. If you aren’t interested in being “full time” with selling your artwork, I think it would still be good to consider putting together marketing materials as a means of creating good client relations.
This journal will include a number of things you may need in marketing yourself, but also if you are applying to art schools or for various jobs in art. I would also like to note that you d
CONTEST! UPDATE!EDIT AGAIN!! Contest extended to friday to catch the last couple of entries. CHEERS! I'll have the winners posted up on SATURDAY for you all! I'll be asking winners to post their prize requests in this journal, however you should copy your prize note to artists that have donated prizes! They probably won't be looking here ;3More Like This
!!EDIT EDIT EDIT!!
So This contest will be ending on MONDAY. Febuary 3RD! If anyone needs a few more days leeway let me know- and i'll extend it until that FRIDAY! But this contest has been open quite a while and I think people are pretty eager to see a winner!! (I know Im excited to choose, I never thought i'd get so many wonderful entries,
PE: Profile Presentation: Tips and TricksProfile Presentation: Tips and TricksMore 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,
The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'More Like This
How to Enter
18+ US Only
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
PE: Story Planning Round-upGreetings all!More Like This
WHAT AN AWESOME WEEK!
So last week we had a fantastic event based on Story Planning; a week that was slightly relaxed for a PE week, but full of good advice. These articles haven't just been written for the sake of filling a week, we genuinely hope there is something in them that is useful to you as a writer, to help you with your journey. There's a flash fiction month around the corner, as well as a camp NaNoWriMo and then a full NaNoWrimo in November. There are the times to get planning- don't leave it too close to the deadline!
Here is a list of all the articles we posted in the past week! Please favourite, share the love, comment and express gratitude- especially to our article writers who took the personal time to write these articles and share a little of their own writin
New Username Symbols: The JourneyA New Road to TravelMore Like This
When I was first approached with the project to redesign and replace our user symbols I was naturally quite shocked. For those of us who've been part of deviantART for a long while, changing the username symbols seemed like changing the colour of the sky, or asking everyone to suddenly start walking backwards, right? It seemed like such a fundamental part of what deviantART is that it was hard to take on board. But then really, when you think about it, the old symbols were meaningless at face value. And that, my dear friends, is exactly why we set about looking at rethinking them.
Think about when you first found and joined deviantART. Did any of the symbols make sense? Did you stop and think "what is this ~ before my name and why is it there?" Maybe, but possibly you're probably like me and just kinda accepted it because that's the reality presented to you. After a while, though, you'd have seen the * and maybe even a ` or ^ an
Deviant and Art MentionsMentions: Connecting PeopleMore Like This
Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.
What is a Mention?
A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.
Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.
Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.
How to Mention
There are four ways to mention a deviant.
New Deviation Page TestingDeviation pages are one of the most visited areas of deviantART. With hundreds of millions of deviations to view, and 65 million people browsing the site each month, we want to ensure that navigating deviation pages is as seamless as possible, allowing visitors to get the most of their viewing experience.More Like This
All deviation details, like an artwork's description, submission information, stats, and sharing options, now appear directly beneath the deviation. (When viewing your own artwork, the Edit and Delete buttons also appear beneath the art, so you no longer have to search the sidebar to find essential tools.)
The right-hand sidebar now focuses on items related to the deviation. The first item featured in the sidebar is More From This Artist. Thumbnails in the More From This Artist section have been made larger and are now based on an advanced algorithm that will surface work that is more relevant to the art currently being viewed, helping to bring more attent
Press 'X' to clear neutron blasters for firing...So. The potential remake of Blake's 7 is potentially going to be touted as (and I can't quite believe I'm typing this) an Xbox original series. A step up from a SyFy Original Series? Answers on a postcard, please...More Like This
I should be clear, I have absolutely nothing against the idea of a remake of Blake's 7. I love the original but it has – how shall we say – dated somewhat. By which I of course mean that the effects are lousy, the sexual and racial politics are highly suspect and the episode plots seem to be aiming for the full Eye-Spy of sci-fi tropes. Thing is, in spite of all that – and being created by Terry Nation – the show itself is great fun. The cast rise to the challenge of the scripts with much under-acknowledged gusto and imbue the characters with far more life than they have any right to possess based on the written outlines. The result is three parts brilliant and carried the show through four series to the kind of utterly bleak finale that is very, very rare in science fictio
40,000 Pageviews Celebration! [Closed]Wooo! I just passed 40,000 pageviews! Let's party!More Like This
I will choose 5 of my watchers to receive 100 points each, and 5 people at random who add this journal to their favourites.
10x 100 Points!
How to Enter:
Fav this journal.
The deadline is in 8 hours (this is a quickie giveaway) or roughly 4pm PST today!
Can we get to 50,000 as quick?!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED (WINNERS ANNOUNCED!! :D)Yeah I stayed up till 12:00 to finally close this. xD YES ITS FINALLY THAT TIME. THE TIME YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. Btw, thanks so much to all of you who joined this. You helped me meet a lot of new people as well as helped my art gain more recognition. C: And I thank you a lot for that. ^^More Like This
But now for the reveal~ And the numbers areee...
1 (oh wow lol)
(I actually had a different number after 788 but the person didn't advertise so I had to skip over >< I WARNED YOU ABOUT THE ADVERTISING BRO)
And that means
:iconyeii-haw: gets 2000 !!
:iconphynix: and :iconunicornicopian: gets 1000 !!
:icontemplehiker: gets 500 !!
Congrats you guys!! A note will be sent to you shortly as well as your points! ^^
And now I shall be a poor peasant of deviantart with a dying premium membership. :'D But tis alright haha xD
Enjoy your points you four~! And thanks again to all of you who participated.
Point giveaway! Winner announced!Hey everyone!More Like This
I feel like sharing some of my points and give them to someone that maybe needs them more than I do!
I will be giving away 100
If this gets more than 50 entries I will do this next month too!
- no fake or plz-accounts allowed
- only one comment per person.
- watchers only
To qualify you have to write a comment on this journal, and in that comment mention your favorite colour!
It's that simple!
1st June 2013
Voting for Lightning's birthday contest starts nowContest voting for :#Lightning-Fan-Club:More Like This
:iconfuncakeplz::iconsparklesplz: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIGHTNING!!:iconsparklesplz::iconfuncakeplz:
:iconeufrosis::iconpwincessnaveera::icondance-4u: :iconsparklesplz::iconchrii::iconchrii::iconsparklesplz: :icondance-4u::iconpwincessnaveera::iconeufrosis:
:iconcuteheartplz:Lest celebrate on Deviantart :iconcuteheartplz:
:icongorgeousheartplz::iconbdayfireworks1plz: :iconlightning-fan-club: :iconbdayfireworks2plz::iconbdaycakeplz:
See the Lightning's Birthday Journal to win points!
Please Vote for your fave entry!
You should be a member to vote.
You can vote your own deviation.
The voting will be
100 Members and 30 Day Drawing Challenge !Hello guys !More Like This
I want to thank you all for being part of this group, we reached 100 members !
We are discussing the right time to do a contest !
But for now I present you the 30 Day Drawing Challenge.
I thought I should share it with you guys because we all want to improve our drawing skills and this challenge will help a lot
So, everyday you have a challenge and you just have to draw and have fun !
Day 1: Draw your favorite God
Day 2: Draw your most used God (if it is your favorite you can always draw a skin !)
Day 3: Draw your least favorite God
Day 4: Draw your favorite Guardian
Day 5: Draw your favorite Hunter
Day 6: Draw your favorite Assassin
Day 7: Draw your favorite Warrior
Day 8: Draw your favorite Mage
Day 9: Draw your favorite skin in the game
Day 10: Draw your least favorite skin in the game
Day 11: Draw a God you've never played (if you played with all of them you can always create a new one ^.^)
Day 12: Draw a God that you hate having on your team
Day 13: Draw a God t
Fanfic Fuel - Jojo StandsSo I was watching the Jojo episode of Two Best Friends Zaibatsu's Fisticuffs series, at some point they were talking about what their stands would be and it was brought up they didn't have to make the names a musical reference.....so after that little idea spark here I am stopping the presses on what I was doing just to do this bullshit - Jojo Fanfic Stands named after video games. Why video games? Because.More Like This
DEATHGAME FOR THE SINNER CAT
For the national super thief Gojeta Goseiah and his “arch nemesis” Interpol Inspector Zennadaisuke Joelion there was nothing else but the game of cat and mouse between them, anything else that happened in between was merely superfluous. But when the Sinner Cat stumbles upon a terrorist organization and decides to steal some radioactive hunk of meteorite called the “Silver Crystal” from them, things stop being all fun and games. And s
Your Numbers are Irrelevant.You're not going to see me post these frankly tired "tuff luv arteest" journals. But there's a recurring problem that is bugging the HELL out of me.More Like This
Pageviews. Followers. Number of high profile/talented artists you've earned the "respect" of. I'm not talking about gaining exposure for the purpose of making MONEY either now or in the future with your work. I'm talking about just wanting numbers for no reason.
Stop focusing on them.
So far I've noticed two different types of people. The one who works diligently on their trade, but focuses too much on their numbers. Profusely wondering why they can't meet the popularity levels of That Other Guy™ when they should be asking "what can I do to improve my abilities so I can succeed and be happy with myself"? This person loses themselves. They become depressed. They contemplate leaving galleries behind. They let it eat at them for months and it even cuts into their lives. It's like watching a once lively po
Titillation vs. SexismBoobs.More Like This
Guys are fascinated by them.
Through single-digit ages, they find the very concept of them hilarious, and when puberty kicks in the mere thought of lady-lumps generally causes some movement in the trouser department. These weak-willed creatures will follow them anywhere and they will do almost anything if it means simply being permitted to gaze upon them for a few moments more.
The entertainment industries, from the big movie makers to the lowly art whores (like me) know this, and have played upon it for years in order to separate males from their money. As a result, mass media is awash with the female form in all manner of provocative poses and dress.
Many women are fed up with this, but is the whole thing “sexist”?
Well, it’s impossible and indeed wrong to say a whole industry is one thing or another. Ultimately it’s all one, big, dumb organism that simply moves with the cultural winds. It perpetuates what sustains it. It’s only when you break it
How to become a better artist for FREE!Hello DA,More Like This
There are a lot of artists out there who need help with becoming better artists but they have no idea where to begin. I've gathered some of the best free resources out there for becoming a better artist. This also applies to the people who want to know how to make a living as an artist.
ProkoTV - (Youtube) How to draw everything- from basics to advanced. Refine your skills.
Theartorder - Advice from one of the best art directors in the Illustration industry.
muddycolors - Advice from professionals and art directors in the industry: Art process, finance, promotion.
illustrationage -Advice on how to make a living as an Illustrator.
IceflowStudios- (Youtube) Everything you never knew you c
Yeah, this'll end well.....Let me try to wrap my head around this: certain parties in the U.S government don't like the idea of assisting the poor, of the county they serve, with health care expense, because of the cost.More Like This
Their "solution" to this is to shut down the government (something which isn't possible in any other nation on the planet), which will cost more, decrease public spending, lower the demand for imports, damage global economy and generally tarnish the U.S's international reputation even further?
The rich making others suffer in an effort to get their own way.
I believe that's called "tyranny".
One Myth I Wish I Could Dispel"Feminism means you can't like sexy things"More Like This
After doing a series of comics standing up for women's rights, there's a lot of really negative rumors going on around me right now. Most of which point to the hypocrisy that I use to draw fetish artwork and that recently I made pin-ups that were "sexy" in nature. Because, of course, if you're an artist who stands up for women's rights from that moment on you're not allowed to EVER draw women in a way that might be construed as potentially "sexy," lest you be labeled a hypocrite.
As I've mentioned before in previous journals, I really can't stand this mentality the internet has of polarizing extremes. You've always gotta be in one extreme or you're in the other. There's never the possibility that you could be in the middle like, you know, a normal person would be.
I understand why that is: it's easier to point out fallacies and bitch and whine about people when they fit into nice neat black and white spec
'I want you to remember the one man who beat you'Batman will be in Man of Steel 2, and, going by the reveal they did in San Diego, they're taking cues from the "Dark Knight" graphic novel.More Like This
If so, I really hope they go the whole hog and make Batman old.
If it were my project, I'd write it so Batman had been at the crime fighting game for decades prior to the alien-in-tights showing up. With Superman around, what use is there for The Batman? The authorities have always been gunning for him, but the public had an uneasy tolerance. Now everyone see him as a dangerous liability.
Of course, Batman is the toughest, most cunning man on the planet. If you could just take him out, it would have been done by now. So Superman is asked to deal with him.
The whole story would be based around the conflict of ideals: both support the concept of justice, but while Superman has faith in the system, Batman sees it as totally impotent and has taken on the responsibility of supporting it on his own shoulders.
And Batman would win.
Batman ALWAYS wins.
Pacific RimY'know when people asked me what I thought of Pacific Rim before it hit theatres, I pretty much said that if this movie ended up sucking balls I would just be absolutely livid. Well I saw it today, it ended up being the most trope heavy, cliché character filled, by the numbers easy to figure out story involving giant robots and giant monsters I've seen.....More Like This
.....AND IT WAS GLORIOUS!!!
In the hands of any other director this movie probably would have indeed sucked balls but director Guillermo del Toro, that magnificent bastard, he managed to pull it off even better than I hoped. And it's good to see that I'm not the only one who liked it, it has a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes which considering such films as Dark of the Moon is more than a "must see" recommendation from the public. So yeah, the giant robot vs. giant monster movie was fantastic, meaning I won't have to strangle puppies out of anger and frustration! Go see this movie, you won't be compelled to stom