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Butterfly, East Bund, Shanghai, China by dandelionstudios Butterfly, East Bund, Shanghai, China :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 5 0 Inkbrush Bamboo From Xian by dandelionstudios Inkbrush Bamboo From Xian :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 0 0 Xi'An Street Food Vendor by dandelionstudios Xi'An Street Food Vendor :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 1 0 Purple Flower, Gilsland Farm Audubon, Falmouth ME by dandelionstudios Purple Flower, Gilsland Farm Audubon, Falmouth ME :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 2 0 Wild Turkey by dandelionstudios Wild Turkey :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 6 0 Flower, Gilsland Farm Audubon, Falmouth ME by dandelionstudios Flower, Gilsland Farm Audubon, Falmouth ME :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 2 0 Man With Cats by dandelionstudios Man With Cats :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 3 2 City God Temple, Shanghai by dandelionstudios City God Temple, Shanghai :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 2 0 Qibao Ladies by dandelionstudios Qibao Ladies :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 1 0 Egret, Century Park, Shanghai, China by dandelionstudios Egret, Century Park, Shanghai, China :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 1 0 Monks At Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China by dandelionstudios Monks At Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai, China :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 3 0 Shanghai Skyline by dandelionstudios Shanghai Skyline :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 0 0 Butterfly on Flower by dandelionstudios Butterfly on Flower :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 4 0 Chinese Heron, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by dandelionstudios Chinese Heron, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 3 0 Black-Breasted Fruit-Hunter by dandelionstudios Black-Breasted Fruit-Hunter :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 3 0 Wat Pho, Bangkok, January 2017 by dandelionstudios Wat Pho, Bangkok, January 2017 :icondandelionstudios:dandelionstudios 0 0


Excelsior! by Loneanimator Excelsior! :iconloneanimator:Loneanimator 134 53 Trans Rights are Human Rights by AsterianMonarch Trans Rights are Human Rights :iconasterianmonarch:AsterianMonarch 452 81 Marceline and Bubblegum by larienne Marceline and Bubblegum :iconlarienne:larienne 5,264 176 Honey Bunny July 2018 by MicheleWitchipoo Honey Bunny July 2018 :iconmichelewitchipoo:MicheleWitchipoo 3 0 Art Fight 2018 - Brimstone by cheshjabber Art Fight 2018 - Brimstone :iconcheshjabber:cheshjabber 2 0 SpiderWeb May 2018 by MicheleWitchipoo SpiderWeb May 2018 :iconmichelewitchipoo:MicheleWitchipoo 2 0 Steven Universe Issue 14 (A) Cover by missypena Steven Universe Issue 14 (A) Cover :iconmissypena:missypena 280 5 Nakia and Shuri - Black Panther by EddieHolly Nakia and Shuri - Black Panther :iconeddieholly:EddieHolly 522 28 Ragnarok by Joseph-C-Knight Ragnarok :iconjoseph-c-knight:Joseph-C-Knight 407 62 Composizione31 by claudio51 Composizione31 :iconclaudio51:claudio51 130 48 The Fall of Atlantis by Joseph-C-Knight The Fall of Atlantis :iconjoseph-c-knight:Joseph-C-Knight 263 34 Watercolor Girl by spearcarrier Watercolor Girl :iconspearcarrier:spearcarrier 1 0 Thunderhooves by Naviira Thunderhooves :iconnaviira:Naviira 2,325 79
Using HTML on deviantART


Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking. :)
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place? :dummy:
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.

Some basic html

:bulletorange:Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
:pointr: Result: Example text
:pointr:This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
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Can I keep it? by Zombiesmile Can I keep it? :iconzombiesmile:Zombiesmile 5,781 596 Curiosity killed the coffee by Zombiesmile Curiosity killed the coffee :iconzombiesmile:Zombiesmile 13,381 661


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Rick Silva
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
People's Republic of China
Shared account for Rick & Gynn Silva. Geeky married American expat couple currently living in Shanghai, China. Writing and photography by Rick. Drawing and painting by Gynn.


My American friends: Please vote! My Massachusetts friends: Please vote yes on Question 3!
Inkbrush Bamboo From Xian
On our trip to Xian China, we met an artist doing quick lessons/demonstrations of traditional ink brush techniques. This is Gynn's bamboo drawing based on the artist's instructions.
Travel plans are currently in something of a state of Flux, but I have lots of photos of Xi'an to post in the coming weeks, and hopefully a few new sketches from Gynn as well.
Xi'An Street Food Vendor
Sketch by Gynn Stella Silva of a street food vendor in the Muslim Quarter of Xi'an, China. Based on a photograph by Rick Silva.
When we made the decision to move overseas, one very obvious thing that happened was that, at least for the duration of our travels, my massive library was going into storage.

I bought Gynn a Kindle for her birthday that Spring. This is the logical reading solution for someone living a traveling lifestyle: One small device, and access to books whenever you want one. She likes it, and gets some use out of it, probably about at the level of use she was getting taking books out of the public library back in the US.

I always had the collector's bug when it came to books. My library was like a trophy case to me, so I didn't borrow tend to books, and I was a bit reluctant to taking the plunge into digital reading. I did find that Goodreads made for a reasonably satisfactory alternative to the "trophy case" vibe, but I still had reservations about the Kindle. For one thing, I spend a lot of time staring at screens of various devices, and my reading time is a break from that. And there is a lot I do truly love about printed books.

So when we packed for Vietnam in the summer of 2014, I loaded up my suitcase with reading material. And soon discovered the joys of airline baggage weight limits. Fortunately I hadn't completely overdone it, and all that was required was some shifting and redistributing of books between suitcases.

Upon arrival, I soon discovered the local book shop, which had a decent-sized English-language section that at least covered classics and most current bestsellers. I also found a decent used book dealer in the backpacker district, and I discovered that there was a pretty decent selection available in my school's library.

With two summer trips back to the States under our belts, and starting on our third year in Vietnam, I feel like I have it down to something of a system. I buy books in the US, trying to stick mostly with things not available here, pack them evenly distributed through our bags, and haul them here. When I am done reading them, unless it's a book I'm keeping for specific sentimental reasons, I give it away, either directly to friends, or add it to the "leave/take" book shelf in my school's faculty room.

I buy books here on occasion, especially local interest stuff, and use the school library. I use my Kindle app on my iPad for the occasional ebook. I also bring a stack of comics from the US, and return those to storage each summer.

It's a reasonable compromise between my old-school collector mentality, and the digital-nomad approach that many of my fellow expats take. I've learned to let go quite a bit, but there's still the occasional thrill of finding something like my absolutely gorgeous Grosset & Dunlap Junior Illustrated Library edition of Jane Eyre that I found this summer on the West Roxbury MA public library's book sale shelf for a buck. That's sitting on my bookshelf here in Saigon, and it's coming home with me next June to go into storage for someday when we're done wandering the planet and I get my library set up again.
  • Reading: A Storm of Swords
  • Eating: Veggie Stir Fry
  • Drinking: H2O


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Thank you for the fave :) SQUISHES
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You're welcome! Very nice piece of artwork!
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