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
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
Worldbuilding: Environments and Social StructuresAre you ready to build a world? Good!More Like This
The Magic Gateway, by jerry8448. This is what we want to do with worldbuilding.
Worldbuilding is a complex process, because it is essentially creating the base of a different reality from our own. An author must pull together all the elements of a 'world', and capture that in text. This applies in any genre of writing. Even non-fiction has aspects of worldbuilding because it has setting and world details the same as fiction. In any genre, if the world is flat, the story will be flat and one of the best ways to build a fictional world is to know about one's own. Stories and readers both require an interesting and engaging place to go to, and our world, as well as any imagined one, can provide this! Because our world is the base of most human experiences, it is a great place to understand for both personal and writing reasons. If the author understands the sett
How do you find other deviants?More Like This
DeviantArt is a vast community with over 35 million registered deviants. As such, it can be hard to find people you know or artists you might be interested in watching. As part of our recent initiative to simplify and unify the DeviantArt experience, we're looking into new and easier ways to find help you find deviants you want to interact with.
We recently posted this question in the Forums to get a sense for how best to improve these circumstances, and now we're interested in hearing from the community at large.
How would you like to find other deviants?
Example ideas for improved connections include:
Deviants based on artist typeDeviants my friends watchDeviants near you/deviants by location
Deviants recommended you watchSearch by username or e-mail
Boldly Facing The FutureMore Like This
Artist Credit DanielaUhlig
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed i
Site Update: Boldly Facing The FutureMore Like This
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Boldly Facing The Future
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt. Read through to learn more about our brand, the new logo, and the upcoming DeviantArt mobile app, to be released on Decemer 10th.
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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?!
Dragon Effect: Chapter Nine-Twenty minutes ago, Calenhad Circle Tower, First Enchanter's Quarters-More Like This
"You cannot do this Gregoir! I forbid it!"
Irving tries in vain to reason with the gruff commander of the Templars, but to no avail. At a nod from him, two templars leave the room. Irving takes his staff from his desk and moves to pursue, but Gregoir blocks his path, his sword held out, the point near Irving's throat. "This is no longer your concern Irving. Knight-Commander Meredith agrees with my decision, that thing downstairs is a creature of the Fade and will be put to the sword before she can corrupt us all....as I fear she has already corrupted you."
"Don't do this Gregoir....please."
"It is already in motion. Soon this will be behind us and life will return to normal."
"No....I'm afraid it won't."
Gregoir's eyes narrow, a growl playing about his lips, "You want to do this now Irving? After all we've been through?"
"Yes.....I'm afraid I must do the right thing here."