Commissions [Open]Icons - 6 USD / 600More Like This
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Art and honestyDear, deviantart fellow artistsMore Like This
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Honesty is such a vital moral quality of our lives.
Being honest about your technique.
I know artists who keep their secrets by themselves - they work alone, never showing or explaining what they know. I'm quite the opposite - nowadays I try to pass along the knowledge/tips that I know, because I see no reason not to. Why choose to be selfish and greedy, never helping others who may need it? (edit: yes, sometimes people won't share anything, because It's their own art and they can do whatever they want with it, it doesn't make them a bad person and it's completely their own choice)
I tend to make lots of livestreams (on younow - as much as I can) and some
welcome to the real world1. if someone invites you back to their placeMore Like This
for coffee, and you only drink tea,
you probably won’t actually be drinking coffee.
2. when the creepy guy from work asks you out
again and you think about accepting for the first
time because you’re sick of going home alone and
you have never learned how to say no, don’t. learn.
stand in front of the mirror until you love yourself
enough for your skin to fit snug on your body. read
about the hundreds of millions of planets out in the
hundreds of millions of galaxies and feel so crowded
that you’re about to burst all over again.
3. you’re gonna screw up.
Jesus Christ, you’re gonna screw up so bad
and i’m not talking about forgetting an appointment bad,
or spilling coffee on your boss bad
or getting into a small fender bender on the side of the interstate bad.
i’m talking about the kind of bad that ties you down
into your bed on Monday morning when you
need to go to work. th
Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.More Like This
I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.
I had already been drawing for years, back then.
I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
From 500 to 20.000 watchers...... in just one year.More Like This
It was a cold day in February. I can still remember that day.
It wasn't that busy at my job. Just another day of mostly waiting for feedback. So I took the liberty to surf around the internet for a bit. Like every day before, I checked DeviantArt. I had posted some art some while ago. I submitted it to some groups, but didn't quite get the response that I hoped for. Let alone; the feedback. It's hard to get feedback on your art. Nowadays most people just fave and run, or tell you that your work is awesome (which is sweet, of course) without any further explanation. Most of the art forums that I used to reside on, where either dead, or I'd outgrown the user-base so much that I was at the point that there weren't any more talented users that could give me feedback anymore. If I had to wrap it up in just one word: Frustrating. That's what is was.
Of course I had my idols on DeviantArt. Famous people like yuumei en sakimichan whose watchers hit those astronom
PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourselfSuccess is not a measure of how much money you earn or how popular you are, rather, it is being able to find your passion - one that makes you happy and ultimately, one that you would be happy to leave as your legacy. To make a step forward to reach your dream takes smarts and guts but why couldn't you? Here is five reasons why you can.More Like This
1. Everyone was born equal
More-less, this is true, some people are born more challenged than others but we all possess skills and ability to learn. It is possible to build something out of nothing if we really want to. It all comes down to our preferences and decisions.
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
2. Overcoming your fears
By constantly challenging yourself, you can get rid of fears that used to follow you. You will no longer be worried, you'll know you can count on yourself.
"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right."
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi
Why you feature stolen work?!?!Lately there seem to have been a few myths flying around in particular with regards to how we as Community Volunteers, give Daily Deviations. Many people seem to think that we sit at our desks in dark little rooms and let out evil laughter whilst we purposefully feature stolen work. The dark rooms and laughter - well I can't say yes or no on that one! But I can promise you it's not our intent to give exposure to people who have stolen work. I recently featured a piece of work that turned out to be stolen. However I went into extensive conversations with the artist before I featured it, and with added metadata and dates, it's difficult to know where to draw the line. I've given people the benefit of the doubt before - and it's worked out nicely as their work has been legitimate. Below are some comments I have seen being thrown around the past few days - and hopefully an attempt to bust the myth.More Like This
"I thought at least that you people would check to make sure the work was the
GratitudeMore Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
General Commissions are Open!I am currently accepting commissioned artwork requests. For those who are on a budget, small art pieces such as roulette ACEOs start at $10, not including shipping. I will be accepting at least four commission spots at first, with an active wait list. I may take more commissions at a time if many of them are smaller pieces, such as ACEOs. Don't be afraid to ask; at worst, my current working list might be full, and I can put you on my wait list. The following commission types are currently available:More Like This
All examples of past roulette commissions can be found here: http://moonsongwolf.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=%2F&q=roulette
These are commissions where the commissioner provides a reference or physical description for their character(s), and I provide the rest! I will choose the pose, expression, mood, medium, and background (if applicable). I may ask for information about the cha
Jasmine FeatureSo I have featured some things I really like,More Like This
Here's for the next one! Princess Jasmine/Aladdin!
She is my favorite Disney princess, who is yours??
Jasmine Smoke by SaraRichardJasmine by mintwinterFeeling So Trapped by graciferJasmine by roolphShining, Shimmering, Splendid by vilhelmina"Real Life" Princess Jasmine by JirkaVinseJasmine by Jennyeight
jasmine by audreymolinattiBest Friends Forever by AsterisksDisney Princess Jasmine by Sixtine-D
#21 A whole new world by Kirihara-Kiriya31A whole new...world? by KuitsukuJasmine Flows by Disney-Funker
Not A Prize To Be Won by CeruleanRavenPrincess Coloring Book by ArtsammichJasmine by madam-marlaJasmine by saro-sahJasmine by telegrafixsJasmine by Monanu
Disney - Jasmine by van-etheranJasmine by ramy::Princess Jasmine:: by meisan
Artists that Inspire Me!Hehe! Today's been a terrific day. Everyone is awesome!!More Like This
Yes! I thought it'd be super fun to show off some amazing Artists about!! Well, you all inspire me haha, so this is at least a few I'm gonna Feature!
So here are some artists who inspire me!! :iconpuppyyayplz:
I probably missed quite a few but Speedy's a scatter-brain so don't worry! I probably just missed a few. :iconladies-plz:
Take a look at all the awesomeness!
:iconmedli45: Medli's my Super Special Awesome Buddy! She's also amazingly talented!
:iconcafe-lalonde: She's so awesome! Such a sweet person too!
:iconheza-chan: My girl Heza! She's terrific! Check out her works!
WatercolorWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Christopher Behrens, the 7-year deviantART member contributing this wonderful history of watercolors to depthRADIUS, along with curating artists and interviews, is a modern renaissance man held in high regard by fans of his unique artistic vision. He is an independent filmmaker, author, and a masterful watercolorist in his own right. His gallery of works can be perused here.
Watercolor by ctbehrens
he history of painting begins with watercolor as it is the oldest painting med
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2003 #31st place: :iconOblomos:More Like This
2nd place :iconImJustAnotherBrony:
A big congratulations to the winners of the second contest! First place goes to Oblomos! Second place goes to ImJustAnotherBrony! Trixie looks wonderful as a princess, as expected, so thanks for the excellent illustrations! And special thanks to everyone else who took part in the contest!
It pleases me to know the contests have a great amount of participation. I hope it can continue to do well. With the fans support, I'm sure that will always be so!
Now then, the third contest will commence!
The Trixie Supremacy Drawfest 2013 #3: Theme
Trixie with her peanut butter crackers
Trixie has sporadic times that she will appear in My Little Pony media and merchandise. Sometimes the comics, sometimes a new toy, or even a television ad. You never really know when she'll appear and when she does, it is even more rare that we learn a litt
Family Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!EDIT#2 - We're extending the deadline for one more week, so the new deadline is July 8th. Thanks for all of your entries so far, and if you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for?More Like This
EDIT: In addition to 1 year premium membership, the 1st place winner can choose to receive a print of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy signed by voice actress Andrea Libman (who voices both characters). If the winner declines, the 2nd place winner will have the chance to receive the picture; if they also decline, the 3rd place winner will win it. Scan of print found here: http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q195/cudpug/ponyprint_zps29a6b95b.png
World-wide shipping included.
~~Family Fun Contest~~
It's time for our third contest. Our previous contests have been remarkably successful, and we have no doubt that this one has the potential to be our biggest yet thanks to the increasing size of our community. Our latest contest is called Family Fun and, as is apparent fr
Artbook News | Anime Conventions The books~ arrived~ just~ today~More Like This
I'm doing some quality checks and packing slowly.
Sorry they cannot be shipped out right away, I'll be shipping them slowly throughout this month.
There are a lot of orders and only a few helpers...;;;
Quick photo of some of the sketches you might find in your packets!
List of Anime Convention appearances!
PLUS, a special item available only at Kintoki-Con
More details to follow later... list subjected to changes.
Couldn't manage to get into Texas A-KON, but I'll be vacationing there nonetheless, lol.
See you all real soon, yeah?
Featured Comic: The Afterlife ChroniclesMore Like This
A self-nominated comic.
Chosen because, although only two pages have been published, it does an excellent job of giving you a good idea of the story in those first two pages. Many prologues tend to ramble on and feeds you more information than you need all at once. This one presents the character, lore and premise without taking too much space of using too much words.
The comic's first chapter will be uploaded at a rate of one page per week, after which it will be published as a book. Luck~
Zahra had her experiences with the supernatural of Ancient Egypt before she passed away at an unusualyl old age for a dog. While she battles her way to Duat (the Ancient Egyptian underworld located in the sky) alongside the former living king, the gods and goddesses are having their own turmoil. The son of Osiris and Nephthys, Anubis, faces his childhood fears when his uncle, Seth, escapes fro
Ask the Artist interviewMore Like This
Interview with `loish
~MemoiresDuneFille asks "Loish, what inspired you to become an artist?"
I can't say that anything specific really inspired me. It was more a natural progression. I have been drawing since I was very young and honestly do not remember when I even started doing it, but I do remember always enjoying it and seeing it as my 'talent' throughout elementary and middle school. By the time I had to make a career choice in high school, I decided to do pursue it professionally because I just couldn't stand dividing my time between schoolwork and making my personal drawings. It was torture! So I felt I had to do it in order to stay sane :] That's pretty much how it went!
*merry-zazoue asks "You're doing both animation and illustration, how can you manage to have a good level in both? I'm an animation student and I love illustration too, do you have any advices? Aside working like crazy of course! I'm already doing it ^^"
I think the main reason I do both is because
Possessional DemonologyMore Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
On Hacking and Tracing (hiding on DA)More Like This
FOR ANYONE WHO'S READING THIS A BIT LATE
This all happened about five to six months ago. Obsessing about this would be just silly, on either side. If you managed to find your way here by now and would still like to know what happened, I'll give you a quick summary.
There USED to be a BHB journal explaining everything that happened , but DA recently banned a bunch of groups for whatever fucking reason. Anyways, it turned out that Rai (Nincianda) was Kas all along and wasn't actually 13 and had been banned from DA I believe at least 10 times already? Anyways, she was caught and flipped the fuck out. Aisha was caught tracing and left DA forever, but she still uses tumblr.
Nincianda ended up being someone who drew badly but found out people thought it was cute for a 12/13 year old. She also ran around telling people crazy stories about how she was abused and other shit, but when
Artist RecsdA artists with mad, mad skills.More Like This