Attention everyone:iconShoe-Demon: is a big mega gaywad who needs to chill on the acidMore Like This
Hopefully she returns from the dark side
Character Feature and UpdateHey everyone! I'm just here letting you all know I'm still alive and kicking. So, my first semester of my Sophomore year in college is over and I have to say that those finals kicked my ass, but I managed to pass all classes with A's. Happy days, oh , Happy days. Also, to the people I owe the pictures to :iconicryplz: I'M WORKING ON YOUR REQUESTS! I SWEAR! The only bad thing is that it's taking me a while, but I've already finished one which is a HUGE progress for me and started the other one. I'll hopefully be done with it soon and start on the next ones.More Like This
So, to put some activity on my page I am going to do the character feature tag.
I stole this from both Albino-Muffin and Shoe-Demon
Here we go.
1. For each person who comments on this journal, I will feature one of their characters. I'll also tell you what
Umm?A whole crap load of my journals got erased, and I saw some embarrassing old journal I posted?? I don't understand what happened, I changed my password again but maybe it's not my account. I haven't seen the same problem with anyone else's.. Like seriously I'm sick of Deviantart just randomly deleting my stuff. I dealt with it calmly the first time, but SO MANY of my journals were deleted, including all my character surveys. /ventingMore Like This
art trades?? -NO MORE-im on break now soMore Like This
if ur interested, comment and ill note u if im in
scratch that lol, im just gonna do every1
Homewrecker COLLAB READ EVERY1Collab is free for everyone! I'd love it if my friends joined in it too C:More Like This
Every boyfriend is the one
Until otherwise proven 1. :iconimaginestarlights:
The good are never easy
The easy never good 2. :iconpinkk-trickster:
And love it never happens like you think it really should 3. :iconfawly:
Deception and perfection are wonderful traits .4
One will breed love
The other hate 5. :iconcyberbreeze:
You'll find me in the lonely hearts 6. :iconlondon-dumplings:
Under 'I'm after a brand new start' 7.
And I don't belong to anyone 8. :iconpinkk-trickster:
They call me 9.
Homewrecker .10 MINEINEINEINEINE
They call me Homewrecker
Girls and their curls and their gourmet vomit 13.
Boys and their toys and their six inch rockets 14. MINE XD
We're all very lovely 'til we get to know each other 15. :iconstitched-raven:
As we stop becoming friends and we start becoming lovers 16. :iconm00nlit-oasis:
And I don't belong to anyone
Feature Feature timeIstolethisthingbutIforgotwhofromMore Like This
* The first 10 people's avatar commenting this journal, and the three deviations I like most from their gallery will be put on the list below.
* If you comment, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger (me) on the first place.
* The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone.
- AS AN ADDED BONUS - I'mma write a little something on yer arts too vwv
Edit: All 10 slots are gone now, but I'll try to do another one of these soon for people who wanna be featured but didn't make it //sobs
1. :iconfactoryrain: What a cute style here! And a nice variation in traditional and digital work, with some great compositions
2. :iconaciesneme: - A really rad style going on here! A lot of nice detail and some really interesting designs!
Contest Time!Come one come all, it's Elentori's first official contest time!!More Like This
The objective of this contest will be to draw my new characters Kami and Ellie
Kami is the dragon, and Ellie is the girl.
Details of the characters themselves can be found in the above picture.
Current entries: http://elentori.deviantart.com/favourites/56097315
• I will allow 2 entries per person
• The deadline will be Friday August 16th (I'm sorry that's only a month but I'll need time to draw prizes before school gets too hectic for me)
• The entries must be drawn art, either traditional or digital. No writing or sculptures or anything like that.
• For details on what to draw, click on the Contest Time picture above.
• You don't HAVE to draw both kami and elli, but I would prefer it if they were both included. You can though, just draw one or the other.
• TO SUBMIT: please comment below with a link to y
Art trade time.:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:More Like This
I have some time and I wanna to draw ( . w . )
Guys, anyone want to do AT with me? Please? :iconforeveraloneplz:
I just wanna draw > w <
- Not started
- in progress
Thank you :3
:iconHegichern: - &
Art TradesYeah I'm thinking of doing some - I'm just gonna like open up three slots and if anyone's interested just comment and I'll see yup.More Like This
I need something to help me get out of this art block and to just generally take my mind off these stupid fucking things that are putting me in the worst ever mood. Yeah.
regarding the slow outputthese last six or so months you have noticed my output here was less than impressiveMore Like This
there has been a family health crisis which i will not explain in details , but suffice to say it caused certain expenses to stockpile so i had to focus on paid work.
so fat this situation seems to be calming down to an extent but it is not likely something that will simply pass
so i can not guarantee a vast improvement in the near future.
i do not need anything from anyone i am okay, i am not here to ask but simply to explain so calm down as i can see already some of you there lovingly throwing money at the screens ...braking screens..and then blaming me for more broken screens XD
new sunstone is coming tomorrow, i thought i would have it done today but the sheer amount of people in the next strip kinda slowed down the process so yes, tomorrow the new strip cometh, and then the one after it should be done within a week or so given that it is a breaking point and a very impor
Artists Toolbox: Culinary Art ToolsArtists Toolbox: Culinary Art ToolsMore Like This
To find out more about this educational series, check out the Artists Toolbox Schedule over at projecteducate.
The hardest part of any craft is getting the right tools. You've gotta learn the language of the trade, and that means getting yourself familiar with what's needed where. Culinary arts in particular can be so overwhelming. Most sugar craft books will tell you you need a long list of expensive equipment they'll use to make one type of adornment never to be used again. This can suck a lot of beginners in to spending a fortune on equipment that's not essential. And cake decorating equipment is exorbitantly expensive. I can go buy some lustre dust and a couple of cutters required for one type of flower and kiss $100 goodbye, so knowing when to spend and when not to spend can save you a lot of pain.
I've been building up my
Plugging the VAsHello all,More Like This
Things are still incredibly busy and hectic over here, in light of which I don't have much time to dedicate towards Honour Amongst Thieves at the moment. Rest assured, we haven't seen the last of the project and the characters around here, but in the meantime, I thought I might tide you over with some "goodies". Each of the characters' VAs are very talented in their own ways, and I thought I'd plug some of their websites for those of you interested in what they do when they're not cussing at pirates or berating heathens.
Brendan Julian, voice of Louis:
As well as voice acting for several college projects, Brendan is also a
musician and songwriter. He has several videos of his guitar covers uploaded to
his YouTube account, as well as some singing. You can find his best stuff here:
Richard Johnston, voice of James:
Not just a polite British man, Richa
TentaclesDo you know what's awesome?More Like This
They can be cute, they can be intimidating. They can be colourful, or muted. They can appear fierce and strong, or swirl in delicate, graceful lines.
These muscular structures are best known as those attached jellyfish, but they're found in a massive array of invertebrates, some mammals & amphibians, and even in plants! We always associate them as having suckers, but some species come equipped with all sorts of interesting structures. Some tentacles have eyes at the end of them (snails) others have teeth (giant squid). Some can release venom (jellyfish) and others are lined with sharp swivelling hooks (colossal squid).
But where they are best known is the one place they are most often misnamed: the octopus. The 8 limbs on the octopus are actually arms, not tentacles. Tentacles are actually much longer than arms, and only have suckers on the very tips rather than scaling the whole length of them.
But tentacles jus
May Artisan Crafts DD RoundupThese are the DD's I featured for April 2013, you can find ^maytel's features right here and cakecrumbs' here. I always strive to keep a balance between all the crafts there is and represent as many as possible, so if you think that any craft is not getting enough love, let me know! Send me suggestions! I love to receive feedbackMore Like This
This month we welcomed cakecrumbs, our new Artisan Crafts Community Volunteer. If you haven't yet please give her a warm welcome
Also please don't forget to check out the Artisan Craft Monthly Challenge and the Get Crafty Contest, both are really fun events and they include prizes! Don't forget to join CRArtisanCrafts too.
Features by Talty
Cosplay Tutorials CollectionCosplay tutorials are among the most fascinating I've found in DA, full of inspiration and secrets that make you want to try them, even if you've never cosplayed before. I took a good look around and tried to put together the best collection that I could, so please feel free to browse all of these and try them! Let these artist know how awesome and generous they are for their hard workMore Like This
This article was written for ArtHistoryProject, please don't forget to visit the project and also join the nail art contest we put together.
Knight of Time Cape: Tutorial by HABanime Ruffle Skirt Tutorial by eirenealetheia Sailor Fuku Cosplay Tutorial by SparklePipsi
Feathered Wings Tutorial by Kukuzilla Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Fantasy Film Wing Tutorial by Flying-Fox Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Vinyl and Craft Foam Armor Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Link Cosplay hat tutorial by Eressea-sama Cid Highwind Spear Tutorial 1 by gerodere Craft foam tutorial by PxScosplay
Performance Arts - Nail Art ContestUpdate: Just a few days left to enter the contest, there's still time! And please don't forget to check out the amazing entries we already gotMore Like This
Yes, a contest! Remember I wrote yesterday about how amazing and fun nail art is? It's your time to try it, and to encourage you we're putting together a contest! Complete with pretty prizes and everything. Tell your friends!
Get your polish ready and try it! And guys, we're not forgetting about you I think there's nothing wrong with a guy painting his nails, but if you're not comfortable with the idea ask your girlfriend to let you do her manicure and she'll be thrilled! (I speak from experience). Or well, there's always falsies
Entries must be made, photographed and submitted between May 3rd and 31st.The nail art can be performed on your own nails, someone else's nails or false nails, but it must be made by the submitting artist.There's no restriction on theme, materials o
AMV'sWell, guess I haven't posted any amvs in a while, 'bout due ey?More Like This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir1dYOOiI5s - Short, but powerful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTnXkbTjd2k - So sad and beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VStlDDW7yiQ - Short MMV, but well done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4-vlhkUPb4 - Epic on every level, this one will give you chills
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEcOlkFDlRg - Everyone x Rukia in this MMV really. Could use a little work, but pretty well done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxlgePnw0c - This was awesome, and totally moving.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScSCrvFgPBg - This is just an incredible amv all around. Really well done and fitting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpcLnR1M8LA - This was just... adorable really. Legend of Korra.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XApmwPgix7o - Sweet and touching. NejiTen + Shikaino pairings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDfbLnWGl70 - Oh nostalgia
Yay for Polymer Clay 13Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week moofestgirl and Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love! If you know any artist that you think deserves more recognition, please let us know so we can consider them for future features.
Dolls and sculptures
Valentine's Day Cake + Chocolate Anatomical Heart by abohemianbazaarLittle fruit by LiskeBunnik
Hand-Made Labyrinth Worm Ring - FOR SALE by Chaotica-ILarge Red Flower Bouquet Ring by DiaSzaboDragonFly Leaf Pendant by KabiDesignsRose Garden Bracelet by DiaSzaboSchool of Jellyfish Glowing by NeverlandJewelryPendant 'The emblem of Feanor' by Tantalia
Our featured artist this week is abohemianbazaar. He has a seemingly infinite patience, and his attention for details make his miniature work extremely realistic. E
PE: The Miniatures GalleryMiniatures is one of the newest subcategories in the Artisan Crafts gallery, it was introduced less than 3 months ago. It's still rather small and many people don't know about it yet, so this feature will explore it a bitMore Like This
Miniatures are copies or models of things, made on a small scale.
Animals, Nature and Scenery
Miniatures of animals, plants, birds, trees, planets etc.
Dollhouses and Rooms
Furnishings made specifically for Doll houses and full rooms.
Welcome to Halloween 2015More Like This
Welcome to Halloween 2015!
This year for Halloween, you have decided to try your hand at ghost hunting, and Palacio de la Muerte is calling your name. Palacio de la Muerte is a haunted house and grounds that lies just outside the bounds of your city. Nearby residents have reported hearing strange noises and seeing unnatural lights hovering over the area. And, the neighborhood has been abuzz about a couple of university students who entered the premises the previous Halloween and were never seen again. The thought of it sends chills down your spine.
Nevertheless, you are brave, you are ready, and you have nothing to lose. Grab your flashlight, and let's go!
How to play
As you go along your path, you will encounter four monsters and a score of characters who once lived in or around the mansion. You will not receive a list of who they are up-front; we will tell you who the first one is, and, as you progress, new characters wi
Mad Max femdom explainedIf you look up Furiosa/Max fanfiction you'll notice every single one has femdom in it. It's seen as such an essential part of their relationship that people don't even bother to mention the femdom in the description. It's expected to be there.More Like This
In my last journal when I said Max and Furiosa's relationship was very femdom'y a lot of men (and only men) complained and said "No it's not! They're equals! How is that femdom!?" And that's exactly it. They are equals, and that's what makes it femdom instead of boss and subordinate.
It's important to understand that there's a very big difference between femdom and feminism.
Feminism is about equal rights and respect between men and women. Women are seen as weaker and "lower" which is why it's called feminism instead of equalism. Feminists do not wish to drag men down to the level they're at in society now, they wish to come up to the level men are at.
Femdom is a personal relationship between two (or more) people who have all agreed
So I found a Plan B antidoteIf DeviantArt can't seem to comfort me enough when I'm having an awful day and hate my life, I let this video play and talk about my all my pain out loud.More Like This
Try it! c:
Actually works most of the time for me because it makes me laugh, get up and do something more productive instead of choosing to waste my life time complaining about shit. Complaining doesn't fix shit.
It's a harsh truth I'm learning. No matter how scarring some stories are, I can still choose to be a soap opera diva or let the pain feed the strength of my spirit. Because it's often the only thing I have concerning spiritual food. Why not force yourself to take advantage of it?
Just wanted to share this because I'm being on a new road in my journey of life at the moment.
Thank you for everything you did on my past roads!
(Lol, this sounds like I'm leaving DeviantArt but I'm not, I promise. I'm just sorting out things outside.)
Notes on Cornelius as a ShapeshifterA reminder. Cornelius was originally human. He ran afoul of a form-destroying virus which malfunctioned, mutating his body into a genetic hodgepodge of all former hosts of the virus, including himself. Although he's now apparently a monster thing, the virus left his original code intact. Each of his cells contain double DNA strands, one human and one glatni. He's able to express either set at will. But there are lots of catches.More Like This
Just keep in mind that 'unshifted', 'normal', 'actual' Cornelius is glatni, 'shapeshifted' Cornelius is human.
By definition, anything 'magical' that happens in the Network works in conjunction with the nearby dimension, which has different physics. In Cornelius' case, this foots the bill for his change in mass. When he transforms, his shifting field (an area around him pushed drastically nearer the other dimension, temporarily allowing crazy things like all your cells changing at once without killing you) yanks/pushes a whole load of extra matter into/out o
Back at LASALLEThat's right, after two eye-opening months, my stay at Ubisoft is over (... which is a shame, because they were offering a prize to the person who could prank their colleagues the best this April Fools!).More Like This
It was a great experience; I got the chance to work on multiple projects in the company, doing everything from technical drawings, character concepts, to storyboarding and illustrations. I was constantly challenged to produce faster and better work, including some digital and matte paintings, which I still struggle with immensely. By the end of the two months I was finally getting a handle on things, but alas, all good things must come to an end. I wish I could share some of my work with you, but I am sworn to confidentiality.
I made some good friends while I was there; the art director is a friend to the animation program leader at LASALLE, and he purposefully challenged me to start practicing digital painting. I was sat next to the senior storyboard and concept ar
How To Set Up Google AnalyticsPremium Members can now use Google Analytics to get meaningful insight about the traffic to their deviantART Profile! Using our new Google Analytics integration, you can access comprehensive statistics about your audience, traffic, and art.More Like This
Learn more about how you can benefit from Google Analytics on you deviantART Profile.
Set Up Analytics For Your Profile
To set up Google Analytics for your profile, you will need to allow Google Analytics to start tracking your profile:
Visit the new "Google Analytics" near the bottom of your General SettingsClick "Where do I find my Analytics ID?" and follow the instructions on how to set up your Google Analytics account.Follow the instructions on how to find your Google Analytics Tracking ID.Insert your Tracking ID and click save. Google Ana
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
What Doesn't Kill YouWell, howdy, guys!More Like This
Before I get to my update on how surgery went, I got to make an enormously futile attempt to thank you all for your incredible collective wave of stories, thoughts, and well-wishes on my previous post. I have so many people saying they believe in me I am now a minor deity. I shouldn't be surprised statistically, but I am aghast regardless at how many of you have immediate family and friends who've had cancer or indeed have had it yourselves. As I say, I've gotten off easy here, and my heart goes out to everybody that's had to grapple with far more serious cases, and especially to those who've lost dear ones. YOU are the brave sons n' daughters of beeches, you guys all blow my mind wide open. I'll tell you I was doing pretty good until about halfway through your messages, and then there was some sniffling. Hell's bells, guys, that was something. Thank you for every letter.
My thyroid is out and gone and lord knows where now. They removed it along with a
Q and A Team ParveloEDIT:More Like This
The chat is OVER. Thank you everyone.
So the Team Pärvelö chat meet will begin in an HOUR. Some of us are already there so you're free to join us.
Okay so I was in Helsinki Book faire with Raakelh and we met some awesome fans of Team Pärvelö in there. We discussed a lot of things, including mangas and how to draw comics or make animations. We couldn't give the right answers to all of the questions with Raakel, so we decided that we could answer all the questions in our CHAT meet 8D
So we decided that the next chat meet will be in 30.11.2013 at 15.00 (3pm) finnish time (+2GTM). And the place where the chat meet is, is in >>HERE<<.
You can easily access the chat if you have a deviantArt account.
In the chat we will discuss all the things you want to discuss. So now I'
Dream it. Do it.Dream all you canMore Like This
But don’t spend all your time sleeping.
Feel all you can
But don’t spend all your time weeping.
If you see a shooting star;
Catch it and run far.
Let its burning light ignite
Your heart, mind and soul.
But also be inspiration;
And you could be
The voice of a generation.
Daydream and scheme
And look beyond
What things seem,
But also do and be;
Allow yourself restraint
As a means of being free.
Dream in reality
As well as in your sleep
And you’ll soon find
Is yours to keep.
Broken WatchHope was killing me every day,More Like This
so I threw my broken watch to the sea.
Since then I wake drowning every night,
at the same hour it had stopped ticking.
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenMore Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
You only fly for a little whileShe was just four years oldMore Like This
kicking her feet
harder and harder,
as the swingset creaked
She finally reached the peak,
"Mama, I'm gonna fly."
and so she did;
three feet into the air,
sticking the landing
like a gymnast
And I wonder everyday
if those were the same words
before jumping off that bridge,
unable to remember,
you only fly for a little while.
Let the Fall Make You Stronger."Hey! Are you all right?"More Like This
"Sure, why wouldn't I be?"
"Um...because you just fell from the roof of the hou-"
"See, that's where you're wrong. I didn't fall. The floor challenged me and I accepted."
"And how did that go for you?"
"The floor won. But only because it had the advantage."
"Of being non sentient and vast in size, along with the fact that there is a freaking storm out!!"
"Nope. I just attacked from the wrong position."
"I overestimated my skills."
"I'll say. You're bleeding!"
"Only a little. Ask me again."
"If I'm fine."
"Is it because you're bleeding?"
"You're supposed to ask 'Why'."
"God, you're so bloody difficult!"
"But cute. Just ask."
"Because this world we live in, it gives us these dreams, you see. These great big beautiful colourful galaxies in our heads of ideas, thoughts and empathetic conclusions to our fellow humans. Our brain tells us, go on, be curious, make those mistakes.
Spring is a NinjaI know spring must change things,More Like This
but she's like a ninja at night
with a sly smile and a subtle presence.
She must have trained for years
with saffron robed monks
to master the imperceptibly quick movements
that noiselessly sneak tiny green buds onto twigs
and hide small pink flowers
around maroon leaves no longer than my pinky.
I see her work each morning
in the delicate shifting
of one thing to the next
but I never see her,
and it feels like each change she makes
has been there forever.
Being Kind to YourselfImage from gradlifethrugifs on tumblr.comMore Like This
When Lyricanna suggested I write a mental health article on being kind to yourself, I naturally loved the idea and set aside some time to do it. But, I gotta confess . . . this is much harder than I had anticipated! What does "being kind to yourself" really mean?
So, I'll describe some things that I do for myself, and maybe it'll strike a chord with some of you. I want to hear what you do, though!
Sometimes we hear, "be kind to yourself!" and we think, "Wow, but I really screwed something up. I shouldn't let myself off the hook so easily for screwing things up!"
I feel this way often, pretty much every time I make a mistake, in fact! But we have to be more responsible about our mistakes. They are simply mistakes, and, even when they are huge, life will go on. There is a great amount of power to simply saying, "I made a mistake, and I apologize. What can I