Finding IdeasWhere do artists find ideas? It's something that creative people are often asked by less-creative people, and there's always a temptation to say things like "everywhere!" or "I send away for them -- they're $50 for a pack of 20." However, that's not really very helpful to someone who is sitting in front of a blank piece of paper or staring at a blank computer screen right now, thinking "what am I going to do now?"More Like This
The thing is, ideas are like fish in a lake. Sometimes you're hip-deep in a swarm of them, other times you can't find a single one to save your life. Sometimes they're obvious and other times they're camouflaged. And sometimes you fish one out and think "this isn't what I'm looking for at all!" and you throw it back.
Unlike fish, though, you can't fish too many ideas out of the pool. Even when all the obvious or tasty ones seem to be gone, there's always more lurking at the bottom. You just have to g
Algo de aguaHoy se caen mis palabrasMore Like This
se derrumban mis lagrimas
se agrieta el suelo
¿que me despierta de este sueño?
¿que me llama a la mañana?
ayer había sobre mí un techo
hoy en mis ojos lagrimas y lagañas.
Que será del futuro que quise construir
si el presente se ha venido abajo
como en la noche se puede destruir
lo que tanto a costado trabajo.
Si solo algo he de pedir
es que el cielo se compadezca
que yo solo quiero vivir
sin que la noche se me aparezca
moviéndose de aquí y allí
llevándose de mí cuanto le apetezca.
Me he de levantar
pido agua nada mas
que de lo que mis lagrimas siembren
alimentaré mis sueños para siempre.
Monthly Request May 2013 - The winner!More Like This
We got this month's winner!! But here's a bit more suspense (unless you just look down the text...ahem)! Our many thanks to those of you who participated. It's a massive record for us!! Thank you very much! We're not newbies on DA anymore but we're still newcomers (not one year around even) and to have your support warms up our hearts! But alright, enough delays! Let's give our congratulations too...
Maripaz Villar :iconmaripazvillar:!!!
Wow, we're really nervous now!
Join us again real soon and, although we're going to post about it this week, remember we're less than 300 views away from 20k views!! That means KIRIBAN!
20% discount commissioners:
3: :iconJuleske: Done!
Monthly Watcher Request Winners!
Monthly Request April 2013!Hi everyone!More Like This
We're back at long last, half dead but SO happy! We came back from Iberanime and we'll make sure to tell you all about it later on this journal but, for now, two things:
1: Thank you to all who said hi! We're going to reply real soon to you so please forgive us if we don't do it today ;_;
2: Let's get this month's lottery going!
Monthly Request Rules
Warning - This is a watcher event only. You need to be a watcher or add us to your watch list.
1: Fave this journal until the 27th of April 2pm EST / 6pm UTC Your fave will be your lottery number.
2: We will draw the lottery via random number generator & stream it at:
3: The winner with the lucky number gets a sketch! (don't get attached to your number though, DA's whacky system keeps changing them every time a new favourite is added...)
Monthly Watcher Request Winners!
Canvas sizes - inches and dpi and pixelsThis is a sort of guide on canvas sizes, inches, dpi and pixel x pixels.More Like This
when it came to canvas sizes, I always kind of assumed that inches belonged with dpi and pixels were just pixels and that everyone knew that; but i read a whole bunch of comments on a tumblr blog where someone asked about canvas sizes, and SO MANY people were replying with things such as, "4000x4000 px at 300 dpi" or "2000x2000 px at 200dpi".
and I guess not everyone quite understands what dpi's really used for xD.
DPI = Dots per Inch. It means how many dots will be printed per inch.
DPI is actually used for printing purposes. It shows the printer how much pixels to print per inch, literally. A common printer (at home or even at a lot of printing stores) at best prints at 150dpi most of the time actually; there are some super duper great printers that can print REALLY fine that can go up to ...apparently a lot more xD; #dpi, so that's why everyone usually suggests saving your project at 300dpi; most printers are f
Beware of this scammer! (new alias)[update 2] The scammer is now actively using this account: cayman90053, posting stolen work and accusing the original artist (chris-anyma ) of theft.More Like This
[update] He has deactivated his account, but it's likely he will make a new one at some point. Keep your eyes peeled and don't let your guard down. >:C
For more info:
http://fav.me/d58rwuc http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/01/josh-hoopes-scams-two-more-on-deviantart/ http://fav.me/d5nqqcq
Watch out for people named: Greg Garwood, Josh Hoopes , Stive Raptor
Watch out for these e-mails used: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
known new accounts: cayman90053
possible DA accounts: accountings
former DA handles: dk950 , cirus8, warrioroftime82
Recently I was contacted by a potential client, but as I did my usual research on him, he turned out to be a rather active scamme