How to become popular on deviantART(The following "guide" is based on my own experience, but it's not meant to be taken seriously)
Alright everyone! You wanna know how to become popular on deviantART? Then follow these easy steps and you'll reach popularity in no time!
Change your usernameMake a new account
Whoops, sorry. I thought deviantART had a username-change system, but it doesn't. Looks like you'll have to start over and make a new account! Transfer your faves and the people you watch, because you need a good username if you want to be taken seriously here, and making a new account is the only option for now.
Make sure not to choose the name of an anime character and a bunch of random numbers as your username (naruto12345), choose one that's easy to remember and defines your person. Because seriously, who chooses a random word and random numbers as their username?
Step 2: Start making art
The site is called deviantART
A (modern) history of dA emoticonsIntroMore Like This
As you wander around deviantART pages, there is noticeably one art medium that invades almost every element of the site. Whether it is the deviantART galleries, journals, news section, comments, forums, chatrooms, avatars or even dA profiles, it is hard to find a spot that hasn't been infiltrated by a familiar set of small, coloured, pixel circles. The art form I am talking about is of course the emoticon and throughout the past 10 or so years they have been happily adopted by deviantART and its community.
Although emoticons can often be spotted on a wide range of other instant messengers (IMs) and social media sites, deviantART has come to house a unique branch of these miniature art pieces. Whilst the majority of these alternative sites opt for simple, predominately yellow emotes with a range of basic expressions, the art community here at dA have stretched the art form far beyond its natural boundaries and developed entirely new styles of emoticons
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
Watch depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
EXPOSE 10 T-SHIRT DESIGN CHALLENGE update - new exposé 10More Like This
I´m on the cover! I´m so happy, I have no words *__*
congrats to :iconCrystalWallLancaster: she made it for the limited edition cover!
here is the link to the ballistic publishing store:
here you will find some more information:
hello friends ^^
there is this nice contest here on DA: http://browse.deviantart.com/designbattle/music/
if you like to support my shirt design, please click "I Want This!" and vote for me!
that´s my shirt:
by :iconLuce-in-the-sky: by :iconxoxo-riri:
by :iconSpikie: by :iconBrosa:
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
A New Declaration by Derrick Jensen"We hold these truths to be self-evident:More Like This
That the real, physical world is the source of our own lives, and the lives of others. A weakened planet is less capable of supporting life, human or otherwise.
Thus the health of the real world is primary, more important than any social or economic system, because all social or economic systems are dependent upon a living planet.
It is self-evident that to value a social system that harms the planet's capacity to support life over life itself is to be out of touch with physical reality.
That any way of life based on the use of nonrenewable resources is by definition not sustainable.
That any way of life based on the hyper-exploitation of renewable resources is by definition not sustainable: if, for example, fewer salmon return every year, eventually there will be none. This means that for a way of life to be sustainable, it must not harm native communities: native prairies, native forests, native fisheries, and so on.
That the real world is in
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyMore Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
About cuteness. About unconditional loveWe need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals... In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.More Like This
hello winter by wolf-minoriAll the Sweetness by TeaPhotographyMeow by Anca-MihaelaTwins for Twins by TeaPhotographyCat by jeroenpaintblue sepia ragdoll by venomxbaby:thumb278489669:I'll Climb That - Version 3 by darkcalypsoPuppies by NiveousLamiaBuddy - The Newbie by Kaz-Dhello fish by ftouriniSun on my face by ZoranPhotoThe mimicry by VikarusCute little kitten by spmich
hello there by LuizaLazargiulia by LuizaLazar
Tip of the Day: getting up in the morningYour goals can be very powerful. Think of them before you sleep and that's what will get you up in the mornings.More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Plans Gone Wrong Contest Winners TweetMore Like This
The results are in! With much deliberation, the world-wide Chairman of Fotolia, Inc., Oleg Tscheltzoff, has selected the final three winners of the Plans Gone Wrong Contest!
The winners will be receiving cash, credits to stockproject.fotolia.com, Wacom Tablets, subscriptions to Kelby Training Online Classes, memberships to the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and more! All entrants who made it to the semi-finalists will receive a 3 month Premium Membership to deviantART.
If you need commercial stock for your projects, the deviantART Stock Project on Fotolia should make your creative life a whole lot easier. Go, take
The Commissioner's Guide to Proper Etiquette tips & tricks to ensure that the artist does not hate your guts after you commission themMore Like This
Take the time to realize this is aimed at commissioners, not artists. Yes, there are a ton of things artists fuck up on, trust me, I know. Oh, I know. However that alone could be a whole 'nother journal- which I might go ahead and do because I've had frustrating experiences with artists. When I'm talking about bad commissioners here though, I'm talking about the worst of the worst. Why on earth do I think a timid question 3 weeks after your commission was accepted asking about how it's going is "badgering"?
These are things I've witnessed, I'm talking about the horribly entitled, belittling, superior attitude commissioners! The ones that send you a billion notes and PMs asking when their art will be done, and rudely, when it's only been 3 days! So no, I'm not saying artists should step all over you- because trust me, some will. And by god, they sh
DON'T GO DOWN OKAY?I'm going to make my own version :iconcreepyonionplz:More Like This
╬═╬ Vee~ Dont Go Down, bella.
╬═╬A-Are you listening to me? Don't go! Let's just read a manga okay? o-or go to Hotspring!
About last Naruto episode + 15 SasoDei Screens[+fav][+fav][+fav][+fav][+fav]More Like This
[Bullet; Green] Ok, I must say that this time I clearly see that last Naruto episode has been drawn by other people from Pierrot, fortunately the good team
I loved so much this episode, the last one where we can see our dear Sasori and Deidara together
[Bullet; Green] Someting especially catched my attention: when everybody is calmed or when there is a moment of peace, then Deidara suddenly brakes that silence spiting out a bunch of shit, so funny [rofl] I laughed so much, he's so f*cked up tbh.
[Bullet; Green] Well, now here I leave some screens. They ALL are PHOTOMANIPULATED by moi for a better fap (mostly for SasoDei fans :iconmuahplz, so feel free to save them if you wish (I just don't like them with those dark eyes, sorry >__> )
(Click on images to zoom in [Magnify])
♡ Although Sasori isn't talking about anything in this scene, he's clearly thinking: "as
About last Naruto episode + SasoDei Screens[+fav][+fav][+fav][+fav][+fav]More Like This
I must say: It has been drawn so.... phhhhhhhhh >_____>''''''''''
Sasori looked like an ass in so many scenes :iconfacepalmplz: but I loved the episode and to see those 2 bishies fighting together tbh, so lovely [Heart] ^o^
Here you are some screens. They ALL are PHOTOMANIPULATED by moi for a better fap (mostly for SasoDei fans :iconmuahplz, so feel free to save them if you wish (I just don't like them with those dark eyes, sorry >__> )
Ok, let's start! (Click on images to zoom in [Magnify])
♡ This is a picture that every SasoDei fan must have, I mean, it's religion ♡
♡ Doesn't Sasori look cute in this second one? ♡ (it's my current desktop image)
♡ Same screen but in fanservice version ♡
Raffle: Win 400 PointsMore Like This
Raffle: Win 400 Points
Update: the winner has been announced! http://roseonthegrey.deviantart.com/journal/Winner-Announced-for-Raffle-Win-400-Points-297598524
Points seem to make people happy so why not do a raffle. I have 400 points lying around anyway from my days of llama trading.
Rule: Fav this journal entry
Prize: 400 points
Ending: 4/21/12 (one week from now)
On the 21st, I will use a random number generator to randomly select a number x uniformly distributed from 1 to the number of favs the journal has (so every fav has an equal chance of winning). If you are the lucky deviant be the xth fav, then you win the 400 points. Easy as that.
(this is just a simple raffle to give away some unused points to try to brighten someone's day...you're not forced to jump through hoops or watch me or comment or do anything other than fav this journal for logistics reasons so it's easier to pick a winner...what do you have to lose? if I tacked on
Mini Point Giveaway. CLOSEDOMG SO MANY ENTRIES. SORRY, I HAVE TO CLOSE IT EARLY. IT'LL BE CLOSED IN 30 MINUTES. IT'S NOW CLOSED. SORRY ;U; winners: http://dreamworld101.deviantart.com/journal/Winners-of-the-Giveaway-292471523More Like This
Decided I'll hold a little point giveaway. c:
Here's how it'll go:
You'll comment with a number 1-100.
I'll use a random number generator to pick a number.
You may try up to 3 times.
You may use a number someone else has already said.
No using alternative accounts to get more tries.
Favorite this journal to get 2 more tries.
Put this in your journal to get 3 more tries. (Meaning if you favorite it AND put it in your journal, you get a total of 8 tries C: )
There will be two lucky people who will win 2 each.
You will receive 20-25 (depending on how many I feel like giving) if you win.
Good luck. C:
Ends: March 26 at 10 PM US EST
Giveaway! 1000 Points!So, it's my first couple of days here, and I bought some points so I could do a giveaway! ^_^More Like This
So, how do you win?
First of all, watch me!
Second - Comment on my journal!
Lastly, I want you to go ahead and favourite this journal.
Then I'll use Random.org to pick a number, then pic from the person who has that number in the favourites in my journals, and check if they're on my watch list and have commented.
So, what are you waiting for, get to it! 1000 could be yours!
Winner will be picked on the 31st! Tell your friends!
P.S. No double commenting please! And I won't be replying to keep the comments clean! ^_^
I do read these comments guys. Please keep it a little entertaining when you can ^_^ And if you say you like my work, this is your thanks, as I can't comment myself to keep this in order. If you like my work, comment on my page and such ^_^ Thanks
100 ways to piss of the Akatsuki100 Ways To Piss Off The AkatsukiMore Like This
1. Throw Sasori's puppets in the fireplace and claim that you couldn't find any firewood.
2. Ask Deidara when the baby's due.
3. Talk in third person like Tobi and when someone questions you about it,
speak normal and deny it ever happened.
4. Put speakers in all the air vents that lead to the members' rooms and play the Barney theme song over and over.
5. Stare at the wall during an Akatsuki meeting. At the last five minutes of the meeting, state loudly to Pein, Madara, or whoever is speaking that you weren't paying attention and that they need to repeat the whole thing.
6. Go up to Deidara in front of the entire Akatsuki and demand loudly why you found your underwear under his pillow.
7. Start singing "Dude Looks Like A Lady" every time Deidara walks in the room.
8. Make fake charms and hang them all around the base. Claim that they keep the aliens away. Whenever one of the Akatsuki members says that aliens don't exist, run away screaming, "YOU'R
Pay the PayPal FeesHave you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like http://www.ppcalc.com)?More Like This
Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).
Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them
Remember Your Watermarks!In the past, my work has been uploaded to DeviantArt by other deviants without my permission, but i was never really bothered too much, as i know how great and efficient the DA staff are at taking the work down.More Like This
However, i warn all of you now, to put watermarks on your images before it is too late. It may be simple to be dealt with on this site, but when it's used elsewhere, it may not be so simple.
Recently mine and quite a few other artist's work was found on Ebay by :iconsquirrelemperor:. They were being sold as laptop covers, without any of our consent. I read up on Ebay's rules, and to report such a thing you have to print our a form, fill it all it, and fax it to them, and it can take weeks for anything to get done. All the while, a profit is being made on your artwork.
Luckily, after many messages from various people to the seller, (all of which i'm very, very grateful for) our problem was solved as the item listing was removed. However, just don't let it get to that stage. Don'
Manga/Anime ResourcesHi! In conjunction of Resources Week, Shoujo-Beat had participated in a group contest hosted by projecteducate and FantasyStock via StockandResources. For this week, #Shoujo-beat had submitted a Hub Blog just for this contest and I want to thank to all members and affiliates who are willing to help out in this event!More Like This
Since we are a shoujo group and our group is mostly related to manga/anime, most of the resources here is about manga/anime. Some may not because I thought they may come useful too!
If you are unable to view some thumbcode, please visit either our...
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Official Wolfaboo DefinitionMore Like This
Wolf·a·boo [wolf-uh-boo] (n.)
1. Derived from the term Weeaboo (referring to a person overly obsessed with japan.) A Wolfaboo: "A person overly obsessed with wolves; one who equates a human life to that of a wolf; someone who defends and or glorifies wolves killing humans; Deems a wolf's live superior to a humans. Often misspelling the plural of wolf as 'wolfs'; Often, will make up lies and propaganda to defend wolves; most of the lies do not hold true when put to actual research."
see: Ignorant, Stubborn, Brainwashed, Liar, Foolish
definition by DonutPie
Compiling A My Little Pony OC DatabaseHello MyLittlePonyFIMGroup members,More Like This
If you don't like OC or the idea of them, then I invite you to skip over this journal cause you won't find anything of your interests.
It was brought to my attention that it is hard to keep track of OC and to know when somebody has stolen an idea or simply just super similar.Hopefully this will stop multiple pople from having multiple names and maybe help others make there OC. I don't know maybe more original.
Name of OC:Link to Image of OC: Species: Link Cutie Mark:
: 1 sentence no more than 12 words about CMC: 2 brief sentences (Job title and where they would fit in fandom) and 5 character tarits that make your character them.
If by chance similar name, than it will just have to go to the one that was chronological posted first. Not to the forum but record image on some form on the internet.
I would love to have a more complete list of the OC so feel freely to share this with other groups or post your own in your groups. i want to set a specu
Overthinking EqG-Flash Sentry-SpoilersI have heard a lot of criticism about the latest MLP media to emerge from Hasbro, Equestria Girls. One point that was raised even before the film was released was the supposed 'love interest', lovingly dubbed 'Brad'. With the release of the movie, this mysterious Brad was in fact revealed to in fact carry the name 'Flash Sentry'. And the love interest plot was exactly as everyone feared. Or was it?More Like This
I think not.
First off, who is Flash Sentry?
New guard for the Crystal Empire in the pony-verse, and Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend in the human world. It was to be expected of a show about High School that the topic of boyfriends would be brought up at least once, and Rarity bringing the fact up makes sense within her high school characteristics, as she is part of the group of people most likely to gossip.
However, why are these two points (the only information we even HAVE on this strange person) so interesting?
Because the human and the pony, like Twilight, are the same.
Allow me to explai
How to Commission an ArtistI've been commissioning artists for a little over two years now, starting with site money on GaiaOnline and moving to dA from there. One thing that's hard for me to ignore is the number of artists who are concerned about being scammed, either because they've gone through that experience before or because the stories and warnings of it happening all the time proliferate. Commissioners have their own concerns about being scammed by artists. The simple fact of the matter is that it happens.More Like This
However, I think a good portion of the problem is that many people who want to commission an artist have no experience doing so, and it's not as easy to find instructions on it as, say, how to draw anime eyes. That's why I'm making this guide.
It should be noted that while I mention commissioning through other websites now and then, this is meant as to general guide, and all of the examples are from deviantart.com. Also, this does not
ESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICESTABLISHING THE INITIAL STEPS FOR A WEBCOMICMore Like This
Hi I’m Andrea Dotta: a Pro comic artist and animator and one year ago I had the insane idea of making a powerful webcomic to show my works to more people as possible. Now I’m in a positive development towards my goal. If you want to do a webcomic, always do your best as their are millions of webcomics on the internet.
In this article, I would like to share the things that I’ve learned this year so I hope you will get something from me.
IDEA: There are no bad ideas, there are only ideas that are not developed. To develop your idea, you need to be authentic - think of your real life experiences to give credibility to your story. If you need a sad story, think of a sad story in your life. If you want a happy story, think and say what i
101 point giveaway -closed-Sorry I'm so late. The winner of this give with number 252 iss....More Like This
HOORAAY FOR THE WINNER!!!
Yay. Another giveaway.
Same rules apply as always. All you gotta do is...
FAV THIS JOURNAL!
If you watch me, thank you!
I will a a watcher feature for all my watchers starting next month!
No alternate accounts because if you do. I will find you and I will terminate you.
You have any questions for me? I'll answer them all; doesn't have to be dA related. I'll answer them all. (You can even be anonymous and I won't know who is asking the question!)
Click here to ask me a question!
Now, this part is optional but I love getting feedback from you guys. So here's what your comment can be about today. You are going to comment a greeting so I can repsond to you. c:
My two cents on Las Pegasus Unicon.Everyone seems to be in agreement that they want to know more about what went wrong at LPU- so I'm going to offer up some of what I've seen/heard. In many cases, I'm may omit names- so if I say "a VA" or "a musician", just please respect that I want to pass on observations, but also respect those affected persons.More Like This
Before I get into the details, I've mentioned before that I'm not a fan of Vegas, but I want to get something off my chest about the choice of location.
Las Vegas is not a children-friendly venue. It's Casinos and Strip Clubs and Alcohol and Prostitutes and Clouds of Cancerous Choking Cigarette Smoke EVERYWHERE!!! My Little Pony is a show for children that became so much more- it became something we all love and enjoy- but the cons are supposed to bring everyone together, and this was not a venue for the demographic that mattered the most. Las Vegas is a playground for adults.
You might be wondering why I'm ranting about this... and here it is: &
A Little, Well, Lengthy Aside on LanguageFirst off, this has almost nothing to do with pony. (Applejack's tutorial is coming; don't worry.) I was thinking of places to put this rant one-sided discussion, and for some reason I thought a journal entry on my deviantART account would be appropriate.More Like This
Anyway, those of you that have read my journal entries and noticed my love of puns would not be surprised to learn that I am a fan of language. I'm a big fan of English, in particular, as that is the language I know the most of. (German and French come in at very distant second and third places.) As proof of this, I can tell you that when I grow up, which might happen in the next thirty-or-so years, one of my dream jobs is being a lexicographer, a person that builds dictionaries. I own a full-sized Canadian Oxford English Dictionary, since "Canadian" is my particular brand of English, a full-sized Oxford English Dictionary, for English English, and a pocket-sized Webster's Dictionary, for American English.
A Note For The Hetalia HatersA Sidenote:More Like This
I just read a ton of Hetalia hate. First off, calling us Hetafags is extremely immature and offensive. Two, Hetalia isn't so much racist as stereotypical. The definition of racist is as follows-
1. the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others
Yes, Hetalia may showcase countries as having distinct traits based on physical and hereditary factors, but does it make it seem that Japan is superior to America? OR Germany is superior to France? No. It shows the good AND the bad in these countries. If you're going to go hate on Hetalia for being "racist", then I suggest you walk up to the White House every single time you see a news article about another country and speak to Obama about it. There has never been a time where we have not all made fun of someone else or been a bit stereotypical. I respect everyone's opinion, I just think calling it
:IMPORTANT: OFFICIAL Pokemon League Draft!:EDIT: To speed things up just go ahead and make your picks for every group!More Like This
(1 Mega, 2 OUs, 3 UUs, 3 RUs, and 3 NUs) So Pokemon are first come, first serve! I'm sorry if this means you won't get the Pokes you want but I really wanna get this league going ASAP!
After everyone makes their picks you will have 2 or 3 weeks to train and get your Pokes ready!
Comment below with your pick WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN!
Follow the guidelines in the section below the list of people when choosing your Pokes!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you are participating keep an eye on this journal! I will be updating it as each pick in the draft is made and it will show up in your messages. I want this to go as quickly as possible!Be sure to also comment with your friend-code and in-game name(IGN) so we know who is who!If your don't make your pick in a day (unless you are without internet, but please tell me ahead of time if you won't be able to make your pick!) I will skip you in the order! Don't worry
*PLEASE READ* Possible Pokemon Battling LeagueSo I've been rather inspired lately by the GBA (Global Battle Association) started by some Poketubers. It's basically just like a sport with a # week season + playoffs. I think it would be a ton of fun to get some of my Pokemon-playing friends together and make this league.More Like This
Obviously it will be a lot more laid back than the GBA league but I still think it would be a ton of fun!
So please comment if you'd like to join! I will be taking the structure from the GBA league which can be viewed here: http://globalbattleassociation.wordpress.com
So, comment below if you'd like to join!
Please include your team name (if you've decided on one) (also take note of how in the GBA they are plays on real-life sports teams so try and so that)
I will explain more if I get enough people to sign up with me!! I think that 4 is the minimum I need but I would like around 6 to 8.
My team name is undecided at the moment and if I get enough people I will begin to set up and draft list of Pokemon!
Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER. SO HURRY.More Like This
An interesting idea I had as I was looking through my comments.
500 points being given.
If you don't really care about entering, just favorite this journal to be entered in to win 100 points.
The main idea is to make me laugh by using the simple doge meme on one of my photographs. It can be any of them; the choice is yours but it must follow certain guidelines.
Please post it to your sta.sh and post it on this journal.
Be original. (You can look to comments from inspiration but don't completely take the ideas there.)
If you have no idea what the shibe/doge meme is. Take this photo for example.
These photos utilize the the comic sans font, usually rainbow colors and text of varying sizes. Th
Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]I'm sorry but I've just got to let some steam out.More Like This
(This will probably get long and there will be swearing. There also may be triggering words or statements within, so if you are sensitive to those things be aware of this before reading).
Pardon my language but -- what the Hell is wrong with the dA admins?
I mean really?
I get it, I really do. You're busy, you don't really want to do your job, and you've been taught to have the least possible concern for other people as you can as to avoid branding this website with a 'bad reputation'.
This place is supposedly all flowers, rainbows, and happy people frolicking away in eternal bliss sharing art, and being merry.
Meanwhile the truth is this place is the biggest joke on the internet. It's filled and continually filling up with so many sockpuppet troll accounts, cyber bullies, and spammers with such rapidity it puts Myspace or any other social media site to shame.
You report someone for genuine harassment and
Let's Talk: Traumatic Events in Hetalia fan artLet's talk.More Like This
Honestly, when events are portrayed through Hetalia, I think it is wonderful when people do it tastefully. It is a way to learn how traumatic the event was for the country, especially when you do not have money or something to donate to helping recover from things like natural disasters. It is a way through art to remember and honor those who suffered in traumatic events.
That being said, you can't just draw chibi America falling off a building and labeling it "9/11 kawaii desu!" or Ukraine being shot in the head and call it "Chernobyl fanart." The problem with many young artists in the fandom is that they are quick to produce 'kawaii desu!' art about anything they can, even if that means making light of horrible things that have happened. And because they are so quick to produce it they don't bother to think that it could be considered offensive by others inside and outside the fandom.
I have seen too many pictures of countries drawn as being covered in blood with big spar
Points!!Points winners are:More Like This
That was fun! I will do another one soon!
Finals week is starting and it looks like a stressful one
Amazing new animation softwareThis is going to revolutionize the YouTube animation community when it comes out. Seriously, an animation software that DRAWS INBETWEENS FOR YOU? The test footage I've seen for it looks amazing, too.More Like This
Pokemon-Themed Contest:The theme is Pokemon Gender Differences.More Like This
Deadline: Friday, November 22
Click here to see the current entries.
- 1-year sub from me
- your choice of North American Pokemon X or Y (May be substituted for a wishlist item, total including shipping not to exceed $150) from NuzlockeDM
- leftover North American Pokemon X or Y (May be substituted for a wishlist item, total including shipping not to exceed $150) from NuzlockeDM
- 3-month sub from NuzlockeDM
If I get 20 participants, I'll do a bonus raffle prize: your choice of 1-month sub, equivalent points, or single-character colored sketch!
Sometimes, Pokemon have distinct gender differences (like in the Nidor
CONTEST: A Pokemon Winter (Deadline Extended)***EDIT*** The deadline to enter the contest has been extended by exactly one week. The new deadline has been amended below. This will be the only extension. Thank you, and good luck everybody who is entering. -musicdrummer01More Like This
Our next contest will be "A Pokemon Winter" In this contest, we want you to draw things pokemon would be doing during the winter, with a main focus on pokemon from the Kalos region.
The rules are as follows:
The drawing must feature at least ONE of the new pokemon from the Kalos region.
It must be your own work
It needs to include a short description as to what is happening in your picture to make it easier for people to understand what is happening. (*Edited* 11/14/2013, 12:27pm PDT for clarifying -musicdrummer01)
Our judges for the contest will be our own MaxCheng95, Pokelova and musicdrummer01
Our prizes will be the following. Please note that our own :devTheGa
Free Art Requests,Art trade (All Slots are full)My Examples that I will show in what it will look like in the end:More Like This
Avi Digitalis and Exe Digitalis by SnowWolf10British Girl: Ceical Nobleking and Bow Knight by SnowWolf10The Sky Yama by SnowWolf10The Elder Godslayer Copy Genesis by SnowWolf10
Project Request: The Exquisitor (2013-2014) by SnowWolf10Zombie-Faggot full version by SnowWolf10Jenette the Cat and Elise sexy poses by SnowWolf10Cyber Inb4 20131214173055 by SnowWolf10Battery Enlantis by SnowWolf10
The Sun of Two Faces Confirmd:Brukumarai(Oct 2013) by SnowWolf10Theta's American Subject form by SnowWolf10The Satellite Godslayer: 86 Rayoina (old art 2007) by SnowWolf10
Mini Contest ~ Outfit DesignHey all!! Who wants some points?More Like This
Well if you do I'm doing a mini contest; A design an outfit contest like I had did with Bloom before.
I'm looking for three new outfits for my OCs, Anise and Piper.
Anise's Royal Garb/Piper's Royal Gown; Something they wear when they go to events, speeches or just constructing any royal business.
Anise's Casual Attire; Something he wears when he's just hanging out with friends, and not constructing any royal business.
You can enter more then once for each outfit.
You don't have to design all three outfits. If you feel like designing just one or two of them instead it's cool.
No stealing ideas.
Be respectful to others.
6000Points+ Art to win! - OC Drawing Contest!!More Like This
Thank you all for the wonderful support, we finally made it to 1ooo watchers!! ;u; well actually its 1.1k now ;u; <33
To celebrate that, I'm hosting a Drawingcontest together with my lovely waifu Dakiarts !
First let's clerify the rules to prevent complications, but please still ask if you have question or aren't sure about something!
- Do not copy or trace your entry from any other artwork!
- Please mention us as the owner of the Ocs on your entry
- You can change their designs if it's neccessary for your entry
- You are allowed to draw it ecchi but please no NSFW
- Any drawing-media is allowed, like digital, traditional, pixel etc.
- We will try to stay fair, so I will judge by effort and creativity
also it's really important that you stick to their personalitie
Twins Drawing Contest! OPENI want to have at least 10 entries by October or the contest is offMore Like This
Heyo guys and girls! I have two new twin OC's
Dolton and Darlene
This is them
(Click the image for descriptions)
-You can change their clothes, just make them look like them
-Please make a journal or poll spreading the word, my contests never get that many entries ;-;
-You can draw them together or separate
-You can do as many entries as you want, but only one can win
-You have a better chance of winning if you read their descriptions and get creative
-Bases and references are allowed
-No WIP's but it can be a sketch as long as it doesn't look rushed
-You no not have to ask to join, just let me know you are
*You CAN donate prizes, and if you do you CAN still enter*
1000 from me
A full body drawing of your choice (non fandom) by me
A full body drawing of your choice by SerenityAme
llama from SerenityAme
Bust drawing by :devsunshi
Draw/Write My OC Contest (CLOSED!)EditsMore Like This
August 1, 2015: That's it! Contest over. If we discussed a special extension, you have until August 7th and then judging happens.
July 31, 2015: Last day to submit an entry or request an extension!
July 21, 2015: I usually submit one or two days before the deadline. I hope everyone is like me. Ten days left and only two entries.
July 18, 2015: About two weeks left!
June 22, 2015: Increased the prize for Category 2.
So for the summer, I decided to do a Draw My OC Contest. I'm slowly, oh so slowly, turning this account into my personal account so I want to bring attention to my main OC, Rhys. He's from a 4 book series, I've been writing for years now. I'm currently writing Book 2 and I have Book 3 planned out. If you want to enter this contest, I hope you have some spare time because you'll be required to read both---just joking! :iconhurrhurrplz:
[CLOSED] ICECREAM - Character Design Contest[Results] ICECREAM - Character Design ContestMore Like This
First of all thank you guys so much for being awesome and joining the contest. I really didn't expect this many entries!!
It's going to take a while to decide the winners but the results should be out within a week from now, please bear with me.
After a successful Easter Egg contest, here is another similar contest for the summer. I quite liked the idea, so I took up VVandala 's suggestion of using Icecream as a theme. Thus here it is:
What to do?
Choose one of the follwing 5 Icecreams and create a character design based on it. Simple, right?
Once your entry is finished leave a link to it in the comments, I will add the entry to the contest
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Alice and Chris outfit design contest!~Reminder!Reminder: Less then 2 weeks till the deadline!More Like This
If you need more time please tell me! Good luck! c:
It's been about a year since my last contest so I decided to hold a new one.~
Last year you guys had to draw one of the characters of my webcomic "Protector".
This year I will be holding an outfit design contest for two of my original characters!~
12th July 2015
Design an outfit for my oc's Chris and Alice!~
Chris and Alice are two chara's from my webcomic "Protector".
They haven't appeared in it yet but they will soon c:
Now, one thing you guys have to keep in mind is that everything Chris wears, Alice also wears only a "female version."
This is because Alice is Chris's guardian angel. She literally is a part of him.
So if Chris wears blue jeans and a white shirt. Alice could be wearing a blue skirt and a white shirt. Or maybe blue shorts and a white shirt. c:
JJBOYS CONTEST-CONTEST OVER.More Like This
Hi everybody! How about a contest and an art raffle this holiday season ???
After several months of drawing pages and pages of my comic. I decided to make a contest and an art raffle as a tribute to the JJ's boys.
It's really satisfying to know that there are many people who know them and like them, and for that reason these competitions are an incentive for more people to draw them for fun and sharing their drawings, plus an exchange for good prizes! Which will be
represented in points (1st place 3.500. 2nd place 1.500 and 3rd place 1.000 points) and drawing prizes!
JJ BOYS CONTEST- MAIN THEME:
The main theme of this contest is to create a drawing that includes the characters from the JJ'BOYS trio: Hibiki / Benny; Shirou / Bully or Buddy and Shou / Bardo.
You can choose to draw only one of them or the whole team and it can be related to anything, as long as it
Collection: Swimming PoolsMore Like This
A series of private pools suggests the 1968 Burt Lancastar film, “The Swimmer,” (based on a John Cheever story) in which a man decides to swim a “river” of backyard swimming pools in an affluent neighborhood to make his way home. Along the way, encounters with his neighbors produce a soul–crushing epiphany that he is not nearly the beloved, respected, successful man he had deluded himself into believing.
Wendy Meets Water <em>
Everything You've Learned About Writing is a LieLiterature Basics WeekMore Like This
Okay, so maybe not everything. But there's a lot of stuff that I remember learning in middle and high school that turned out to not actually work for me -- or for pretty much anybody -- as a writer. I'm hoping that if I can lay these lies out for you, we cans turn it around and unlearn some of these bad habits. Because, man, nothing says "noob" like practicing some of these frequently-taught faux pas.
Lie #1: Be super duper descriptive!
Wait, wait, I know what you're thinking. Descriptive language is good, right? You want your reader to know what you're talking about, and to be able to see, smell it, hear it, touch it, taste it the way you do in your head. The problem is that, when it comes to description, a little bit goes a long wa
Tips for Starting Commissions I was thinking about my last journal, where I asked why everyone and their cat wanted to sell commissions so badly. I recieved some really insightful answers.More Like This
I also had a lot of people asking me "How much should I charge for my work?"
I'll add a Disclaimer right here in front, as for whatever reason, something always offends someone :iconstunplz: . So I'll start off by saying, this is just my personal journal, and I'm just one person who has some experience with this. I'm not making a judgment on who should sell what, just writing some things I have personally learned along the way.
Well that's out of the way :iconyodawgplz:
So most artists starting off go through a period of confusion on how to price work. They get a lot of suggestions, or theories from well-meaning people such as:
"Artists always undervalue themselves. Don't charge less than minimum wage per hour"
This is true, and I agree. However, unfortunately,
Hints and Tips #2 : Water SplashesWater Splashes:More Like This
Creative Use Of Water In Macro
In this tutorial I'll show you an easy way to turn a simple bottle into
a tool for creating stunning water splashes in your pictures.
An empty dish washing liquid bottle or shampoo bottleA lens to shoot from distance OR you risk water damage
Preparing the bottle
Open your empty bottle. Clean it with water until no more soap bubbles are building.
Now fill it up with water.
Set a short exposure time to „freeze“ the water in motion.
Press on the bottle to release the water, while taking photos.
Be sure the water does not get inside your camera.
Technique #1 – Moment of Impact
How to ReFind Correspondence MessagesMore Like This
I am SO thankful for Project Educate because there is so much to learn about dA, art, photography, etc. etc.
Being an admin for twenty groups among my sites, there are times I get multiple submissions from a deviant that are really for a single submission. Either the deviant hits submit too many times or it is a dA bug, but regardless, when I send a member a message to please withdraw the "extras" I get the usual response, "Oh, I can't because I deleted them from my message center."
Well, I just read:
Which explains how to find ALL correspondence whether or not the correspondence was deleted from the message center. The choice is in the dA drop-down menu to the left of the user name, and clicking on "Correspondence" brings it all back up!
The basic URL is www.deviantart/correspondence, but if that doe
Did you know? - Suggesting DDsDD is short for Daily Deviation and is - like the name lets you presume - a daily feature of artworks from different the galleries.More Like This
DDs can be featured by Community Volunteers and Staff members.
While browsing it can happen that you come across deviations that you think should be featured as a DD, but how?
First of all you need to take a look at the gallery it was submitted to.
You can find this information in the description area, directly below the artwork itself.
With that category in mind, we are now heading over to communityrelations to take a look at this CV overview. It lists all volunteers and the gallery they take care of.
Beside the overview at communityrelations you can also find the same list at :faq18:
For our example we now need to search for the Photography CVs.
As you can see there are plenty of t
Prose Basics: What is Voice, Anyway?At this point, you've all had awesomesauce articles on word choice, varying sentences, dialect, and dialogue. Which is great, because it cuts my job down to five minutes of nattering on about how you bring all these elements together to create that elusive thing people always go on about: VOICE.More Like This
Voice is the personality of the book.
You know that thing about avoiding cliché except every single plotline ever has been done and has the TVTropes article to prove it and OH GODS WHY?!?!
Voice solves 97% of that. It lends originality to your story by tossing a filter over the whole thing. 'The Shining' needed that kid-voice so readers could stare in horror over his shoulder, understanding things like the dark cloud of suicide in his father's head without having his reaction ruin half a page of ominous build. 'Dir
PE Prose Basics: Revise and EditProse Basics Week is winding down now and hopefully you've learned a lot from the brilliant past articles. But, there's more to writing than just getting that first draft done, isn't there? That's where the next big crucial step comes in: revision.More Like This
The Art of Revising:
Revision is such a huge topic to cover, especially since there are many ways to go about it. You can do self-edits, which always are a good first step, or you can get outside revisions from peers. Both are good ideas to really get your work to be top notch. But, the big thing to remember is that there's more to just editing your work than cleaning up a few spelling and grammar mistakes. Revising also includes corrections to sentence flow, scenes, and sometimes overall plot. So, before we jump into some ways to edit, here are a few different terms of methods of editing that may be handy to know-- especially if you're asking a peer to help you with revisions.
Emerging Artists Beware: Commissions and Paid Art.I wish someone told this to me when I was 12 years old and just starting out with art.More Like This
This is a message to all the new and emerging artists interested in breaking into the art industry:
If you've ever tried selling your artwork, you need to know that there are people out there who will willingly (or unknowingly) take advantage of you as an artists and I want you to know how to spot them.
Being paid with "exposure" or "free advertisement" and "good experience":
This is one of the worst and most prominent issues here on DeviantART: No matter what, "exposure" is not an acceptable form of payment for you as an artist. At the end of the day, you're not being compensated for your time and talents. Exposure might sound useful if you don't have a lot of viewers or subscribers yet, but it doesn't guarantee you any more job offers, n'or does it put money in your pocket. You can't pay bills with "exposur
One Year of PonyBest year of my life.More Like This
First of all, thank you so much everyone for the birthday wishes! It means a whole lot to me. I've been meaning to write this for a few days, but I had a lot more to say too.
A little over one year ago, out of a mixture of boredom and curiousity, I watched a few episodes of this colorful pony show. Shortly afterwards I did something very out-of-character and something that was very rare in my life until that point - I picked up a pencil and tried to draw. And then I shared these scribbles on Ponychan, and at some time, someone said something along the lines of, "Good work, keep it up!", which I'd never even dreamt of hearing before. And so after searching for years, I finally found a reason to draw. And everyday I still look forward to seeing these wonderful people that I met way back then.
Hundreds of paintings later (and thousands of ponies ), I look back on this year and see all the wonderful friends I've made here and have yet to make, people who I truly ca
(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Farewell-323464665 Some of you may have picked up on it....More Like This
Before anything, just allow me to tell just how much I have adored and cherished the love, kindness, support and friendship I have gained from all of you who cared to view what I'd drawn.
Doing these silly (And usually illogical/disturbing) comic-strips and images has literally been one of the highlights in my life, as cheesy and cliché as that may sound, I swear, it's absolutely true. Ever since way back when I started with my couple of watchers right up to this moment with over 19'000 watchers, breaking the 1'000'000 pageview milestone and having amassed over 10'000'000 hits, logging into this account and seeing many, many supportive remarks and friendly comments, watching the favourites rise steadfastly on each deviation, seeing others willing to try improve their own, or return, to drawing (Despite the fact that I still do not wish to be titled as a
### Featured Artist Of The Week: IndexThis journal entry is an index of the entries written every sunday about several artists and their works. Will be updated as needed.More Like This
March 12: :iconravenousdrake: RavenousDrake http://fim-pics.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Artist-March-11-2012-RavenousDrake-289775438
March 18: :iconequestria-prevails: Equestria-Prevails http://fim-pics.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Artist-March-18-2012-Equestria-Prevails-290995022
March 25: :iconveggie55: Veggie55 http://fim-pics.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Artist-March-25-2012-Veggie55-292242056
April 1: :iconwhitediamondsltd: WhiteDiamondsLTD http://fim-pics.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Artist-April-1-2012-WhiteDiamondsLTD-293466375
April 8: :iconpuzzle-of-life: The-Orator (Formerly Puzzle-of-life) http://fim-pics.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Artist-April-8th-2012-Puzzle-of-Life-294821571
April 15: :iconspiritto: Anima-dos (Formerly Spiritto) http://fim-pics.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Artist-April-15-2012-Spir
A small art tradeMany have noticed that I was making pictures for :iconsajira:More Like This
Her generosity and kindness created a small story project between us.
Sajira liked Star Fighter, and she wanted to draw a picture of him.
But her next picture gave a start for a short series of scenes that we made together.
:iconsajira: One Starry Night
Star Burst was walking through the dark streets of Ponyville when she happened upon another night loving pony. They exchanged smiles and continued on their way. But Star Burst could not forget their brief meeting. Who was that dark Pegasus?
:iconunitoone: Beneath the Night Sky
They met again! This time Star Fighter invited Star Burst for a walk in the clouds, taking her c
Ultimate Best Pony ChallengeSo, I got to wondering how many faves and deviations of each pony I had in my account and an idea struck me...More Like This
Why not make a web pony-race game where the winner is the based on the numbers of each pony in the player's DeviantArt account?
All you need to do is tell it your DA page address and it'll race the Mane 6 plus the alicorns, Trixie and Derpy and show you who your real Best Pony is
Give it a try!
(Oh, needless to say but obviously if you don't have any ponies in your account, it's not going to work )
Birthday aftermathEdit: Sorry for spamming your inbox again but today I got another gift and it is too amazing not to be shared T__TMore Like This
Thank you so much :iconcruzRobin: for this beautiful picture. I think the pony community is missing out on a lot of amazing artwork, maybe you want to give the show another chance?
End of Edit.
Sooo today/yesterday (depending on when I'm done with this and what timezone you're in) was my birthday.
Being 24 now, birthdays aren't as exciting and worth mentioning as they used to be, I didn't even expect any presents, nor did I have a party. I was going to eat at my favourite restaurant but that had to be postponed due to my last week's cold which has moved over to my boyfriend now. So at midnight we hugged and kissed and I opened my only "material" present, a parcel that had arrived two days earlier. And it contained....
A wonderful, hand-stitched Octavia towel from :iconFusainne: <3 I already knew about this since we talked about the m
If you draw ponies, then you'll understand this.Check out this video I found, how did I stumble upon it? I forgot!More Like This
That is exactly how I feel when drawing ponies, hopefully I'm doing it right!
Sorry for the long absence and a ton of "zzz." Once christmas/new year holiday's were done I was up to my neck with essays, homework, steam supplied videogames, and a bunch of other things, yeah It's been tough.
Hit up the poll, I need something to draw.
WeLoveFine ReviewSo, I got some shirts and a bag from WeLoveFine. Needless to say, neither my parents nor I were impressed.More Like This
Firstly, it took them 3 weeks to even ship the dang things, which by then had made it too late to give to :iconCarmelkitty: for her birthday. We finally received the shipment 2 days ago,
Now, my parents were in the printing business for a while and knew about print quality and other stuff like that. And my mom was horrified by the products we got.
The shirts themselves are decent, but extremely low quality and thin. I'm wearing mine right now, and its pretty comfy and soft, but it wouldn't stand up to any sort of damage. The printing, though, is the killer.
You'd think for the hefty price of $25 bucks, you'd get a decent shirt and print, right? Wrong, unfortunately. A high-quality screen printed shirt is actually pretty cheap to make, and is durable and will remain beautiful for a long time. They didn't screen-print the shirts, though, and instead used what appears to be iron-ons.
The August of Contests Hey, hey, all~ It's that time again! You know how this works, Contests, one month in advance!More Like This
Not a Contest, but still well worth looking at:
Followed by causes, groups and/or movements I'm pimping:
:iconAllColorsUnited: :iconUnknown-Art-Alliance: :iconHands4Hospitals: :iconWeeklyCharacter: :iconHone-Your-Skills: :iconTandemFeatures: :icon30-project-30: :iconMegaMonthlyChallenge: :iconWeeklyChallenge:
And now, on to the main course~ ^^
Ends in August:
New Cover Contest by Sparkle-Spectrum Contest: Draw a Seal! by MaximumDoodie [CONTEST] 100 Points contest by PokemonSpriter11
High-res TLoS ArtworkSo after countless hours collectively, I've gathered a whole bunch of pictures from the art galleries of TEN and DotD - as well as a few extra things - and edited them, re-sized them, and put them into Dropbox. I used this excellent website, http://waifu2x.udp.jp/ to re-size them with improved quality. However, I feel as if some pictures lost a bit of detail in the process because they were originally so small, but I've left the unaltered pictures around too if you'd prefer those. Link to dropbox:More Like This
StuffSoooo I figured It’s been long enough since I made one of these. So here goes…More Like This
There are some things I'd like to bring to your attention. First off RusCSI’s contest Warfang: Break In.
There are some great prizes to be won here people!!!
Next are a few places any of you Pure Light fans should check out.
(just click the buttons to continue to the pages)
Follow me on Tumblr
Find me on Twitter
Join the Pure Light Amy!!!
Wanna know something about Pure Light? Character info, Elemental abilities? You name it, youll find it.
Want to contact the Pure Light team?
CONTEST FOR THE PURE LIGHT COMICThis journal explains it all!More Like This
Just sharing this since the contest needs more entries. Anyone willing to participate?
HEYO!!!Wassup, it's me, Wolfair12More Like This
Now, a buddy of mine, :iconRusCSI: , is holding a contest and I want to see all of ya here
Thanks for reading, ENJOY LIFE!!!
CONTESTOn my second account I'm one of a few contest holders, and I'm also one that draws prizes for winners. (Among a lot of other people!) There's good prices to haveMore Like This
You probably have to read the main comic and the wikia to know what you're supposed to draw/write - all the links and everything is in the journal.
If you win, I won't mind drawing animals instead of dragons for prizes. If you have any questions, go ahead and ask!
Promote your art (on DeviantArt)So you have your awesome art project that, you feel, the whole world needs to see? So you've signed up to be a DeviantArt member. Because, DA... that's where all the cool artists reside... isn't it? So you've posted your art. You've been here for a few weeks, or perhaps even a few months or years. But despite all your efforts, you still get close to zero comments. Why? What went wrong? It could be your art is really bad. But most likely, you're not approaching this subject the right way. Becoming well known on DA doesn't only rely on your art skills. It also relies on your marketing skills. And let that be exactly what most aspiring artist forget about.More Like This
Here I listed some simple tips & tricks that will help you get out art out there, and become better known on DA.
My background on this? True... I might not be the most famous artist out here, but I do have a strong background in websites and webmarketing. Most of the things listed here, I've learned from
Character CreationMore Like This
Only Royal applications have Sia ( red ) or Puro ( purple ) options, the Essence ( green ) has only one application style.
The guidelines for the written part of your application that you must fill in the artist comments can be found in the Applications deviation itself.
• Only one character per person. You must have a partner.
• No bases and no tracing. All art must be drawn by you.
• Any medium allowed. Traditional must be cleanly scanned in.
• Must be a full body of your character.
• Do not forget to fill out everything, please.
• Character names, teas and clothes should correspond to their region of origin.
• The Essence's application must show their weapon or have a separate link to the drawn reference.
• Royals cannot have animal features, however Essences can since they were made partially from 'imagination', but they must appear human-like.
COMIC CON! (some spoilers) (edited!)News!!!! Finally!More Like This
I am sadly not there, but if anyone went, and has photos or news etc, let us know either here or on our facebook page (Sherlockholics).
So Martin's and Benedict's video to the comic con crowd, and Benedict tries to reveal how Sherlock survived S2E3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=UCeEYjmnzl8
Moffat has revealed that Moriarty IS DEAD. Also that at the end of S3E3 the audience will be wondering how on earth they could end it like that. [scary for everyone]
Apparently, Empty Hearse will show how Sherlock survived and how his 'death' affected everyone around him.
An uNFINISHED scene from episode 2 was shown; all cameras were apparently to be turned off, they didn't want the actual video on the net, as it was unfinished.
the series is to be shown in early 2014 on PBS in the US, no transmission dates for the UK known
the series 3 will be 'more human, more real' according to Moff
the lucky buggers attending saw a footag
How to Become More PopularMore Like This
Do you know the times when you put in a lot of effort and time into a deviation; however it does not get the attention that you think it deserves? This is a very common occurrence that deviants experience. You would like it if people commented on your work, for example, like expressing their opinions and critiques. However you see that there are very few comments for your deviation. Do you wish that you could do something to make your user page more appealing for other deviants to have an incentive to view your art? This guide might be able to help you by informing you of some simple tips and techniques. And hopefully these tips and techniques can give deviants more of an incentive to view and comment on your art, and possibly watch you also.
If you have some spare money it is recommendable to purchase the subscription service from DeviantArt. A subscription allows for a much larger freedom of activities for your user page. You can make fun polls, more
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.More Like This
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Deviants who offer Points commissionsThis journal was first posted in 2012 and although it has been updated various times since then, I'm no longer updating it or adding anyone new to it as of January 2014.More Like This
Lots of artists on dA do Points Commissions, also known as PCs, which involve creating art or design for other people on request in return for Points. Here are just a few of them...
If you're looking for a specific type of commission, simply use Ctrl+F, type in what you want (literature, drawing, polymer clay, digital, animation, colouring, icons, logos, design, tutorials, stamps, emotes, vector, 3D, pixel dolls, photography, photomanipulation, space art, terragen, digital art, journal skins, journal scripts, wallpapers, comics, fractals, journal css, gallery css, cosmetic application, craft) and your browser will do the hard work for you!
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Back, better than ever.I must apologise for my disappearance. I really do have a bad self-esteem and I often become asadgaf annoyed at myself. I have come in to terms with that. I also have a new aspiration/ dream and that will motivate me to, how you say, "keep on truckin' "? c:More Like This
Thank you, everyone, for those kinds words. I truly appreciate them.
DayyummmSeriously, I don´t have time for ANYTHING. :iconcryforeverplz:More Like This
I want to make more comics but I can´t, I need to finish all my other stuff.
I think I´m going to explode soon, and there will be pink paint on the walls everywhere.
But only a month to go..and then I´m free..then the semeste is over...
And then I can finally start with my Doctor Who and Sherlock and Wholock comics. :iconrlytearplz:
Art and talentDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
It is believed that talent is that "magical" ability that some people are born with. But sometimes, just being talented isn't enough, without hard work and persistence you won't go far.
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
We all start from somewhere.
(That's why I also don't delete my old deviations.)
I never actually thought that I was "talented". About 3 years ago (when I also joined deviantart), I just decided that I want to pursue art as a career. I was really into photography at that time (whole 50 day sunset challenge and such), participated in as many photo contests as I could and went outside to take some photos in coldest winter days.
But then, one day, as I visited local museum there was this local exhibition of photos and there was this old and wise photographer, who said to me that i
How to get InspiredCommunity WeekMore Like This
Have you ever had one of those times when you really feel like drawing but had no idea what to draw? Or have you ever had an artblock you've desperately wanted to get rid of? Art is super fun, but it sucks when you just can't draw when you really want to. Here are a few of mine and a few other artists' tips to get inspired, and hopefully it'll help you!
Okay let's start!
1. Make an OC
OCs, or original characters, are a great source of inspiration. If you have none, make one! It's super fun to design your own character, especially since it's original so you can go crazy with it! Think up a personality for your OC, as well as their hobbies and interests, and even a back story, so that they seem real. Whenever you're out of ideas to draw, you can draw your OC. If your OC is well-developed, you might even develop a loving for them and long to draw them all the time .
2. Make Adoptables
Art and value of timeDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
Our lives go by so fast and the time for what we really want to do is limited. So, how to wisely value our time, how to make the best of every single day and keep on creating?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Sort what are the most important things you need to do as soon as possible and start with that. Make a list with what needs to be done and sort them by how necessary it is to do them, how much time it will aproximately take and how the result could impact your life. We have to make constant sacrifices in order to achieve our goals - instead of watching that useless youtube video, instead of checking e-mail and social media sites all the time, instead of whining that there is no time, but actually using what we have - everyone of us have 24h in a day, the difference between
5 ways to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
Continuation of my journal post "5 reasons why we fail to get things done"
Often we try to be as productive as possible - so many things to do, so many artworks to make. But then comes the procrastination, indecisiveness, lazyness and other excuses that come in our way. How to deal with them, how to accomplish all we ever wanted..? Here are my 5 tips for you that I have been doing for a while and I hope that It'll help you too.
1. 3 tasks for a day.
In the morning or in the previous evening write down 3 main things you want/need to do in a day. Be realistic, but strive for the things that will help you develop the skill, move you closer to bigger goals. Check them, change them depending on each day and cross them over when you have made them happen. You will k
10 ways to get inspiredDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
Inspiration is such an important subject for every artist. When we have it - we feel amazing and full of creative energy, but when we lack it, we tend to be anxious and procrastinate on things we really like to do.
So here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Go outside
We tend to spend way too much time indoors. Try to do some plein-air painting/drawing. Explore the world around you - It's not only good for your health, but It's also a great way to get inspired by nature, people in streets, clouds and sunsets etc.
2. Gather pictures in inspiration folder
If you see some amazing art, photography - save it on your computer. Or fave it in dA, or collect in your tumblr/pinterest board. Look at that folder every once in a while. If you see some really advanced and cool art
Inspiration: youtube artists (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
Hi - so I'm starting new series of journals with useful resources - mainly because I'm running out of topics to write about and I just like some diversity. (I'll continue to post general art/motivational journals too every now and then)
Here are some of my favorite youtube artists, that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
'Level up!' is an idea of two Polish artists - Wojtek Fus ( WojciechFus ) and Darek Zabrocki ( daRoz ), who want to teach and learn from each other. Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro (JonasDeRo ) There are weekly, 2 to 3-hours long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A's. It's so wonderful to watch them paint and talks about important tips on art and life as an artists. Also check out their
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!More Like This
When you're not improving
10 ways to become more productiveDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
It's difficult to feel motivated and stay focused on our goals all the time. But how to achieve what we want, how to not let procrastination stand in our way?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Set goals
Think about your ultimate goal - what is that matters to you the most, what would make you incredibly happy and excited. Write that down and work your way through to it. It will be the reason, the reminder for you to look forward in those times, when you'll feel less motivated.
Try to write also weekly, monthly and yearly goals - be reasonable and realistic regarding that, but don't be afraid of challenges. They have to be S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
2. Plan tasks in previous day
Make a l
Art and not giving upDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
As artists we are constantly self-aware and seek for improvement and support. But there are times when it feels like everything falls apart, when things go wrong and doubts overwhelm us.
But we have to stay strong and continue.
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
No one likes to fail. Yet, when it happens, we learn so much. For example – my first “inspiring” journal series where such a failure. But I kept going, as I have always had. As long as I can motivate, help and inspire others, through my journals or art, that’s what keeps me going. Also – things can go wrong all the time – the painting software could crash, ink can get accidentally spilled or It’s possible to unintentionally ruin the painting. It happens. Go through the struggle;
10 ways to become a better artistDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
How to become better at art? How to gain necessary skill and how to stay motivated and inspired?
There are no right, or wrong answers to these questions, as we all are different and we have our own creative journeys - but here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Make art with your heart
Make the art that you enjoy to create. Make what resonates with you, put your heart in it (not literally) and it will show through your artworks.
2. Be consistent
Commit to yourself. Do something daily, even if it's just a sketch. Perhaps, do a study every morning or make speedpaintings. You may not see the progress at first, but you shouldn't get discouraged by that. Not every single one of your artworks has to be a masterpiece and it's totally okay to have a bad drawing every once