Shock and Awe Dr. Vidali gently dabbed a wet cloth on the burns on VTI-2’s neck, making sure they weren’t too severe before wrapping them in soft bandages. VTI-2 swung her feet, calmly nibbling on a lollipop as he examined a bruise on the back of her neck. “VTI-2, what happened here?” he asked, typing something into a computer.More Like This
“She says she was playing with her new family and tripped down the stairs,” Australia said. Dr. Vidali sighed, pressing down on the bruise and taking notes as VTI-2 flinched.
“Well, I’ll talk to them about being more careful with her,” he said, taking a blood sample just in case it was a symptom of something else. The six year old had a bandage wrapped around her head from an earlier surgery and Dr. Vidali unwound it, checking th
ATTENTION ROLEPLAYERS: Askeladden's AthenaeumSo, the TKS crew has made a new website???More Like This
Askeladden's Atheneum is a website made specifically to host roleplays and co-writes! It's rather new, so it will be undergoing a lot of changes and updates for the next little while, but we need your input! You should join, check out the two RPs already under way, add your own, chat with people, just?? Check it out, it's really cool + i made it so like Ye
Departed Characters MemeStolen from :iconMynaOphelia: because heck I've got some deadiesMore Like This
First, pick three (maybe not-so) dearly departed characters to tortu- I mean interview!
3. Marley Patch
So, obvious I guess, but what are you names?
Killkik: Uh, Killkik, hello.
Elijah: *snorts* You already know.
Marley: I'm Sergeant Major Marley Patch.
How old were you when you died?
Killkik: Oof, I dunno. I never knew my birthday, though I guess I was in my early twenties? I dunno man.
Marley: I think I was about 49, I think.
Were you ever even alive, or are you part of a species that technically never lives?
Killkik: What? No, heck no. I was definitely alive.
Elijah: Heck yeah I was alive! Zombies have to be before being zombies.
Marley: I was alive? I'm not a vampire.
How did you die?
Killkik: Brain-eating parasite, whoop whoop!
Elijah: Various causes…
(background voice: some of them being…?)
Elijah: Starvation, hypothermia, and some cough.
Marley: I was torture
Dead Character Fun TimesI'm making this a deviation because I am following Myna's lead because she is wiseeeeeeMore Like This
First, pick three (maybe not-so) dearly departed characters to tortu- I mean interview!
2. South Vietnam
So, obvious I guess, but what are your names?
Dixie: The Confederate States of America.
South Vietnam: The Republic of Vietnam. … Are you the one America calls Dixie?
South Vietnam: … You tried to kill her. : (
Dixie: She ACTUALLY killed me!
South Vietnam: This is true, but you know, if you didn’t try to kill her she might not have killed you.
Dixie: Everything is my fault, huh.
South Vietnam: Yes.
Dixie: … Why are we even saying this, you know me, we’ve known each other since you died. I thought we were kinda friends!
South Vietnam: Hush! This is for dramatic tension! It would be much less fun if we were nice!
How old were you when you died?
Dixie: Biologically about nine or so but actually about four…
so I messed up on the last tag whoopsSince one meme was running rampant within the TC fandom, I assumed that it might've been making its way around other fandoms in dA as well and apparently the meme Nara tagged me with was a different one entirely. Whoops. It took me awhile to get around to this, but now I'm back at my mom's house and I've got time to fill it out.More Like This
Tagged by :iconnaragirl007:
1. How did you learn about dA?
If I remember correctly, I found dA back when I was in sixth grade and still a general n00b to the internet outside of Club Penguin. I spent most of my time on darkspyro, but I also spent a fair amount of time on google images, and obviously, looking at a lot of fanart is going to lead you to dA eventually. Though it took me a year or two after making my account to actually start using this site regularly, since my mom didn't seem to like the site at first??? Anyways it took a bit of convincing but now I'm here and that's all that matters.
2. What does your username have to do wit
bandwagonName: SkyeMore Like This
Weight: last time i checked like 110??????
Eye Color: "gunmetal blue" ooh mysterious
Hair Color: Brown (although one day it will be green)
Race: white as a piece o paper
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn, cusp Aquarius
Use Drugs?: nah
Play Any Instruments?: piano and drums!
Have Any Peircings?: nope (although i do plan on getting an earring at some point???)
Have Any Tattoos?: no
Like To Annoy People?: heCK NAH people are scary enough when NOT angry
Like Life?: *sweats nervously*
Wear Make-Up?: nah
Dye Your Hair?: OKAy story TIME: i kinda wanna dye my hair green. just cause
Scream At The top of your lungs for no reason?: HEYEYEYEAHAHHH
Get Distracted By Shiny Objects?: that trope is so overdone
Like Pina Coladas?: loVE (although i obviously can't have alcohol yet, but the non-alcoholic ones are fab ye????)
And Getting Caught In T
Happy New Year! 2014!Happy New Years guys!More Like This
So I'm keeping this short and not sappy and mostly I don't have time to gush about the year. If you wanna see my sappy thing of the year see this tumblr post of mine: http://insert-nerdy-username-here.tumblr.com/post/71797221298/i-saw-this-idea-back-in-february-of-this-year-or Yeah.
Ok so goals for this year (since out of the 11 new years resolution/goals I made last year I only finished 2 and 2 lamely.) aren't going to be much. Just lame ones (somewhat realistic ones) and yeah. I guess I'll do 14 cause 2014 or whatever...
1) Loose 10 lbs (then re-gain it half way into the year so this can be my goal again next year!)
2) Work on style this year in drawing (Disney, stylized, etc)
3) Draw every day (or maybe every other)
4) Finish a novel draft (got 40k on it as of now), edit it, edit it again then submit it to agents.
5) Do more colabs with other artists. (and push myself to do harder art stuff through that)
6) Read at least 2 books a month (if not mo
Gorgeous artworks!I've come across a lot of beautiful artwork recently and would like to showcase them Go give them some love!More Like This
Praha by takmaj Remembrance by XRlS
Diana portrait painting by krasuckas Holmes Brothers finished commission by Angelstorm-82 For sale original - Autumn rain - Paris by nicolasjolly
Ablaze by Turquoise-Tangerine King's Chambers by DavidDeb Tease? by XRlS
Daily Literature Deviations for August 12th, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsMore Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for August 12th, 2013
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Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
Character Meme for Writing:iconmynaophelia: did this meme for her characters 'n stuff for her Junowrimo. I might as well do it for that 'short story' I was writing for you guys. So here's a few charries from that! (And I'm gonna go with an actual interveiwer instead of a disembodied voice.)More Like This
1) What gender are you?
Bridge: I'm a male. Nice lab coat.
Richard Sans: ...Um, I'm male, if that wasn't obvious enough...
Mercella Rios: Is that supposed to be an insult, or...?
(interveiwer)- just answer the question...
Mercella Rios: Fine. Female.
2) What is your age?
Bridge: Around the story setting? Mmmm, 620.
Richard Sans: ...crazy man... I'm 55.
Bridge: I'm not crazy! Okay, a little bit, but still!
Mercella Rios: You're insane. Anywho, I'm 27.
3) Do you want a hug?
Bridge: I don't think I'd say no unless you have fleas, ticks, or some sort of disease.
Richard Sans: ...No thank you.
Mercella Rios: No...
4) Do you have any bad habits?
Bridge: I can be a little too optimistic at the wrong times.
Shameless PlugI just got confirmation that some of my painted feathers are getting published in the Youth Anthology Project, a project my best friend has been working on for a while. It's a collection of poetry, prose, and artwork (printed in full colour) from students in our area ranging from 14 to 24 years old.More Like This
So yeah, this is my shameless promotion of the YAP. It should be available for pre-order sometime in the next month or so. I dunno if they're planning on shipping them to people who order or not. There's gonna be a fundraiser/book signing too, which I'm not sure that I'll be home in time to attend, but check it out anyway.
You can read all about it here: http://youthanthologyproject.wordpress.com/about/ Tell all your friends.
5 Things No One Seems To Know About FanfictionIt's been a while since I dared to broach the subject of fanfiction, but some recent discussions about its merits have driven me to the keyboard yet again. Maybe I'm just a natural curmudgeon, who gets her jollies stomping on other people's idea about art. Maybe it's the indignant fire in me being banked by phrases like "Do NOT redistribute, claim, copy, edit or use it in any way" on fanworks and people saying things like "That's someone's creative work, man!" in reference to said fanworks. Maybe it's because I fiercely believe that we don't need new excuses to lower ourselves to ever greater levels of mediocrity. Or maybe it's just because I like making fun of people whose best contribution in the creative sense is somebody else's far more successful idea.More Like This
1. Fanworks are derivative works. This is the big one. Holy crap, no one anywhere on the Internet seems to have any idea what the hell this means. First of all, fanfiction and fanart are not "creative works." Creative work i
Amazing Newer Deviant Featureitsinthesoul had an account a while before but fell of into no use and non activity for a long while. Well she's back with a fresh account and new beautiful pictures. Check out some of her amazing works followed by a feature of some of her other talent; singing/music.More Like This
Wales by itsinthesoul
Castle Gates by itsinthesoul
Blarney Castle View by itsinthesoul
Cathedral by itsinthesoul
One Step At A Time by itsinthesoul
Wales Castle by itsinthesoul
Ladies In Waiting by itsinthesoul
Eye Of London by itsinthesoul
Eiffel Tower 2 by itsinthesoul
Rock of Cashel by itsinthesoul
Inside Cathedral by itsinthesoul
Greenery by itsinthesoul
Here's some of her you tube videos! As well as being a talented photographer she's a very gifted singer, musician and composer. Check her works out (some original!):
She's also very funny!
Please be sure to check out all her work, give her some faves, thumbs up, likes, whatever y
Happy Thanksgiving! - Drawing give awayMore Like This
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This will be a journal with three parts, thankfulness, drawing give away (and maybe a top secret idea at the end )
Anyways, firstly I just wanna say thank you to my awesome watchers [Heart] I've gained a few new ones over the last few weeks. I just want to show you who they all are if you're sneaking on here outside or if you're one of my watchers and wanna see who the others are. Check everyone out and maybe spread some llama love [La la la la]
While I don't know all of you I do know a lot of you. I'm doubly thankful for the active ones who show up every once in a while and love my art and don't just show up for give-aways and free stuff. The ones that are there when I'm low or need help are the best and I appreciate them the most, as well as need to say to them, thank you guys for being so awesome [Meow :3]
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.More Like This
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
CONTEST --- ENDING SOON EDIT --- THE OFFICIAL END DATE IS JANUARY 7,2013 ... HOWEVER I WILL BE ACCEPTING ENTRIES UNTIL MIDNIGHT OF JANUARY 13 AND THE CONTEST WINNERS WILL BE POSTED UP JANUARY 14!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOOOOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE... ALSO IT IS OFFICIAL- EVERYONE WHO DID NOT PLACE 1st-7th WILL GET AT LEAST 50 FOR ENTERING THIS CONTESTMore Like This
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!!! YES ANOTHER CONTEST !!!
EXTENDED TO JANUARY!!!
September 2012 ... till ... January 7, 2013
[Bullet; Red] $$$ 50
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[Heart] SECOND [Heart]
[Bullet; Red] $$$ 25
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[Heart] THIRD [Heart]
[Bullet; Red] $$$ 15
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[Heart] FOURTH [Heart]
Sphinx OC Contest (And Questions VIDEO!!!)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gERZnoLLdHY&feature=youtu.beMore Like This
That right there is the link to my first Q&A video. Thank you all for asking so many questions! I'll be uploading more tomorrow and during the week, since I wasn't able to answer all of the questions this time around.
__________Official Sphinx OC Contest Information__________
Contest Dates/Timetable: October 1st to October 31st - Midnight to Midnight (EST)
Contest Theme: Create Your Own Sphinx Original Character
With the upcoming launch of my original manga, Sphinx (drawn by the wonderful WickedJuti), coming up on the horizon, I've decided to hold a full-fledged contest to help bring the community into the setting that I've created for this story. I also wanted to get a chance to support the amazing imagination that thrives here on deviantART, which has pushed me time and time again to continue my projects and pursue art. And by separating this contest into both v
Contest - Draw my OCDo note that this a result from my previous journal entry in which I requested to have a ref done of a new character of mine.More Like This
Okay! Since I got several notes / comments from those willing to take my request, I figured I'd give everyone a chance by hosting another Draw my OC contest.
I wasn't planning on hosting another contest for awhile, but this just came out of the blue lol.
Now, before I get into all the details, I just want to point out that this character of mine that I still need to name, doesn't have any refs whatsoever! He's brand spanking new! So instead, you'll have to draw him from my description.. ;v; But don't fret, I'll be using some of my other characters to help you along.
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask. (=
Contest Start: July 27th, 2012 (Now)
Contest End: October 31, 2012 (Halloween baby)
:: Prizes ::
Note - The winners have the choce of getting their prize in PayPal mo
Contest is over!Buy Celestial Crossing - Rebirth! Available now!More Like This
:: Amazon Kindle Store ::
:: Blurb Store ::
The contest is over!
No more submissions will be taken.
We will be juding this week and will let you know by this weekend of early next week on who the winners are.
Not sure when book two will come out -_- have some set backs. but as soon as it is out i will post it in the journal and send the winners their books. This time im sending the books directly to the winners, it will be easier on the long run.
Thank you everyone for your hard work! Thank you for bringing Celestial Crossing to life with your wonderful art work, imagination and attention to detail. It has been great working with you guys!
Sense is right before work i will make a new journal will all the entries in it when
OC Contest, 3 different stylesSummary:More Like This
So I've been told that my favourite OC is amazingly fun to draw, I'm no artist so I cannot confirm that; but it's a contest dedicated to her nonetheless
The OC you will be drawing is named Rita.
This contest is open for three different styles: Chibi, Portrait and FullBody
Any form of art is allowed (Traditional, Digital, Pixelated, Realistic, etc)
Anyone can enter, all you have to do is send me a note to your finished piece
I would appreciate it if people would comment here to let me know they will be entering, but it's not required
If enough people request it to be extended, it can be done; otherwise...
Finish Date: October 31st, 2012 (11::59PM your time),
Anyone can enter this contest.
You may enter all three categories if you wish
You have free choice on her expression and pose, and what she is doing
Nudity/Hentai/Gore/Any other mature content ~ is allowed, try not to overdo it (I'm rather fo
Traditional Artists Contest *more or less closed?EDIT:More Like This
Hello Traditional Artists
Today was the last day of my commission contest. I'm very thankful to all who have participated for their kindness and good will. I have chosen 3 works to buy as it was my primal intention and soon I'll be contacting the authors so we can agree on the terms of purchase.
I was contacted to extend the contest period, but as you can easily understand, this is not a regular contest: I think that any of you, traditional artists reading this, who have the will to produce a piece accordingly the rules below can contact me any time to show me a WIP or a finished work. If I like the piece, I'll buy it
Also below (scroll down to the end of the article) you can find my favourite works, wonderful pieces, just like I was looking for.
For now I'll remove the references I don't want any more but I'll keep the others available until the end of January 2013, so you are welcome to use them as I'm still commissioning you!
Thank you to all
'Blow mah Mind': Ended2012 Vaelidian 'blow my mind' CONTEST!!!More Like This
EDIT: Contest is now over. Here's the winners... http://fav.me/d5ec79o
Yeap, this is it folks! My big art contest of the year. Had this on mind for many months or even over a year by now. And now it's finally ready to begin!
This contest has a theme(s) shrouding my most recent project "The Fallen Star" (obviously!) as a nice way to celebrate its completion, as well as joining the Ratchet & Clank community; in turn meeting many new friends and fans! This drastic change to my art has helped me in many ways, so I wanna do something fun in relation to it!
So what you gotta do for this contest? Read bellow! I got 3 Categories for this to choose from!
Draw a situation involving either of the Seven Seekers!
As it says, come up with something neat involving members of the Sonic 7/Seven Seekers. This can also involve other characters (such
Win up to $500 in WCW Magazine's Art Contest!UPDATE:More Like This
Greetings, artists of the world!
After much labor and juggling of priorities, I have finally brought the magazine's first contest up to speed. What follows is a brief outline of the nature of the contest; the complete rules can be found at this http://www.wisdomcriethwithout.com/announcing-wisdom-crieth-withouts-first-annual-art-contest/ .
Also, the contest has been opened up to more images per entry, as well as previously published art. A commenter on the Forum post for the contest had got me thinking, and after a bit of thought I found it only fair to allow previously released work into the contest. It's about the quality of the art, not who had it first, right?
- First Prize: $500 cash prize, featured placement in the following issue of Wisdom Crieth Without, interview
Kitaru Contest: CLOSED - JudgingS t a r t . Date / / E n d . D a t eMore Like This
06.15.12 // 08.31.12 Contest is closed! Winners will be announced Saturday Night or Sunday Afternoon
C o n t e s t . T h e m e
Kitaru Characters; choose one or more of five characters and draw, cosplay, or otherwise artfully depict them! Any artform (excluding literature, sorry!) is accepted. This means digital, traditional, cosplay, handcrafts, and anything else you can do!
R u l e s & G u i d e l i n e s
*You will recieve 5 points just for submitting an entry. See "Prizes" section below for the full terms of this prize.*You may enter as many times as you'd like, but you will only recieve the five points for your first entry.*Bases, references, and stock are permitted, so long as they are properly credited and the original artist is okay with it.*Mature content is allowed, so long as it follows Deviantart's guidelines and is appropriately tagged as mature.*Art will be judged mainl
Drawing References & ResourcesUpdated: Aug 13 2012More Like This
EVEN MOAR SKIN SWATCHES!
The best way to improve is to draw from real life. That's the best way to learn. If you don't know how to draw a certain angle of a hand or an arm, you shouldn't fudge it, you should always look it up and figure out how to draw it right. Hiding the hands behind the body is a no-no, people! The proof of bsing is easy to see: http://neofox.deviantart.com/journal/ART-knowledge-is-power-282518336
But often it's very hard to weed through the crap to find good stock to use as reference. So here I am, doing the work for you and naming some helpful resources.
I've been teaching my friend Kitteh how to draw, so I'm learning first hand just what steps to take to improve.
There's one very special thing you must do to improve. With this special thing you can go from amateur to pro. And that's PRACTICE. You can get all the references and tutorials you want, buy all the books, save all the tutorials and referenc
Dear Jessica, Love RussiaDear Jessica,More Like This
You ask why I’m so creepy, da? Well, I suppose… Eh, it is a long story.
When I was very little I had no power. I was taken over and beaten up by lots of different countries, and life was not very nice for me. All I had for friends besides my two sisters were my snowmen, and they would get kicked over and destroyed.
I got beaten up by Poland. Poland.
Then I got a bit older and began talking to the rest of the world. Asia was cold; Europe thought I was a joke; and Africa… The nations of Africa never said much, actually. They were nicest. So, as the Europeans started gaining power and empir
Pacific Nights America most certainly did not have a crush on South Korea. Sure, his eyes might remind her of warm chocolate, his hair might make her think of the sky at night, and he may be the most adorable thing she’d ever seen, next to bunnies. Maybe his smile made her light up a little inside, and it was possible that she went out of her way to visit her military forces stationed in his country, but that was probably just because she didn’t want a friend (and he was totally just a friend) to get hurt by his creepy commie sister. It was plausible that America thought he was hilarious when he did tricks with chemicals when they worked on science projects together (and she was sad when he didn’t collaborate on ATLAS with her and 38 other nations, but that was just because he had some brilliant scientists to contribute to the project,More Like This