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Book Cover: A Bored God by DinaMNealey Book Cover: A Bored God :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 5 0 Witching World: Hogwarts Uniforms by DinaMNealey Witching World: Hogwarts Uniforms :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 7 0 My DnD Party (One Of Them, Anyway) by DinaMNealey My DnD Party (One Of Them, Anyway) :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 8 3 June: Chibi-Dina Celebrates Her Pride by DinaMNealey June: Chibi-Dina Celebrates Her Pride :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 9 2 Squirrel Girl Hypnotized by DinaMNealey
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Squirrel Girl Hypnotized :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 51 25
Candykate and the Cameraman by DinaMNealey Candykate and the Cameraman :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 8 0 The Solaris Meme: The Musical by DinaMNealey
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The Solaris Meme: The Musical :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 24 21
Chibi-Dina's Hypno-Presentation: Part 3 by DinaMNealey
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Chibi-Dina's Hypno-Presentation: Part 3 :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 18 15
May 17: Chibi-Dina Celebrates Her Nationality! by DinaMNealey May 17: Chibi-Dina Celebrates Her Nationality! :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 9 7 Zelena Bluebell by DinaMNealey Zelena Bluebell :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 12 2 Chibi-Dina's Hypno-Presentation: Part 2 by DinaMNealey
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Chibi-Dina's Hypno-Presentation: Part 2 :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 31 25
Chibi-Dina Learns A Hypno-Lesson by DinaMNealey
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Chibi-Dina Learns A Hypno-Lesson :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 35 12
Zaynah the Genie by DinaMNealey Zaynah the Genie :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 32 2 Chibi-Dina's Hypno-Presentation: Part 1 by DinaMNealey Chibi-Dina's Hypno-Presentation: Part 1 :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 29 30 Witching World: Private Investigator Dumbledore by DinaMNealey Witching World: Private Investigator Dumbledore :icondinamnealey:DinaMNealey 5 7 Goddess of Temptation and Seduction by DinaMNealey
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Resources No.7 - skin tones and portraits
Hello, lovely people! So glad to have you stop by! Welcome to our weekly Resource feature at devfeatures.
Starting this week we're trying a new layout that focuses more on a specific theme. With time this layout may change and evolve into something different. For this week I've chosen to showcase some tutorials that focus on skin tones as well as some stock photography of portraits to go with the theme.
Meanwhile you can still promote your own resources by submitting them to our Resources Gallery folder or suggest future themes to explore in the comments below.


A tutorial with a heavy emphasis on the importance of undertone.

A tutorial on mixing skin tones with watercolor.

A tutorial on some of the specific features of skin like pores and vessels.

A quick tip on h
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Trade: True Meaning of Halloween by Wrenzephyr2 Trade: True Meaning of Halloween :iconwrenzephyr2:Wrenzephyr2 628 18 Elixir All Over By Shecantbreathe by Timetraxx
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Elixir All Over By Shecantbreathe :icontimetraxx:Timetraxx 30 8
Hermione, The Conquerer by razwit Hermione, The Conquerer :iconrazwit:razwit 98 14 Glasses make the girl by lily-fox Glasses make the girl :iconlily-fox:lily-fox 14,002 1,034 Tying It Back:An Endless Trial by HikariMichi Tying It Back:An Endless Trial :iconhikarimichi:HikariMichi 128 74 Twisted Plot Revision Page139 by faile35
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Twisted Plot Revision Page139 :iconfaile35:faile35 231 44
Incredible Hypno Slaves 2.0 by Trishbot Incredible Hypno Slaves 2.0 :icontrishbot:Trishbot 316 24 Harry's Transformation Into A Girl by LilyFlorette Harry's Transformation Into A Girl :iconlilyflorette:LilyFlorette 551 48 Ron and Hermione watch a movie by LauriLover86 Ron and Hermione watch a movie :iconlaurilover86:LauriLover86 161 98 Cherries and wine by fdasuarez
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Cherries and wine :iconfdasuarez:fdasuarez 1,582 60
Power Pack Girls Gassed Comic (1,2,3) by christian345
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Power Pack Girls Gassed Comic (1,2,3) :iconchristian345:christian345 4 0
Completelyfine-small by OneDollarBilly Completelyfine-small :icononedollarbilly:OneDollarBilly 5 12 Metrobay Special part 1 by Madcurse Metrobay Special part 1 :iconmadcurse:Madcurse 259 11 Sabrina Hypnotizes Misty by Sortish-Kinda Sabrina Hypnotizes Misty :iconsortish-kinda:Sortish-Kinda 287 23
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Dina M. Nealey
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Just a Scandinavian chick with delusions of art and writing...



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Book Cover: A Bored God
I was asked to do a cover for Angel Wedge's upcoming book, "A Bored God," which is a collection of short stories about... well, a bored god. Given the tone and feel of the book, my normal cartoonish art wasn't going to fit, so I once more went to the watercolour impressions of Clip Studio Paint.

If anyone wants to check the book out for themselves, I'll be adding a link here when it's actually released.
Okay... guys? Hate to be a killjoy here, but... Just because I have a lot of hypno-themed art doesn't mean I want people to try and hypnotize me over DA notes.
So, the eternal debate for all fanfic writers and -readers...., or Archive Of Our Own?

Personally, I see nothing wrong with using both. They both have their strengths and weaknesses... FFN has a wider audience and a marginally better search engine (it's easier to deparate crossovers and non-crossovers, for one thing), plus a forum... that I don't really use anyway, but it's free for people to use. However, I like the look and feel of AO3 better, it has a much better comment system, the "kudos" idea was a good one, and it's easier to download stories... plus I appreciate how I can get all the chapters of a story on one single page and just scrooolll through an entire story.

Also, it seems like the average quality of fics is slightly higher on AO3... or at least there are more outright HORRIBLE fics on FFN, but that might just be a side-effect of there being more stories on FFN. But it's nice that AO3 allows adult content... I like the occasional adult fic.

So as a reader, I'm good with both. As a writer... well, as a writer I use both too. However, here AO3 REALLY eclipsed FFN. It's just so much more user-friendly.

I started out on AO3. only have one fic there: Holly Potter and the Witching World. You might've seen my character drawings based on the fic here on DeviantArt. I started posting it a few of months ago, and got a number of "You have to post this to FFN too!" requests-slash-demands. After a few people had used the "but you'll get soooo many more readers on FFN!" argument, and at least two people in unrelated discussions declared their hatred for AO3 and refusal to ever read anything on that site, I decided to go ahead. There was nothing wrong in posting my fic on both sites. Not like this is an exclusive deal, after all. So I signed up for FFN and started posting my fanfic.

The experience wasn't all positive.

Uploading fics to FFN is needlessly complicated and counter-intuitive, as is editing your content. All this Doc Manager nonsense and having to go through five hundred steps before the chapter is actually posted... who thought that was a good idea?

And don't even get me started on editing the chapters. Say you read through one of your fic and spot a typo that you'd somehow missed during the spellcheck or read-through. On AO3, it's simple to fix the mistake. Go to "Edit Chapter," fix the typo -- boom, done. On FFN you have to go to the Doc Manager, and if the document in question has expired you have to re-upload it to FFN again, before editing it, then going to "update stories," find the story in question, go to "Add/Replace chapters," choose the correct chapter and the correct document from drop-down menus, and then... I JUST WANTED TO FIX A STUPID TYPO!!

This wasn't the worst of it though. Turned out I'd signed up in the middle of a glitchy period. I very quickly got two reviews for the first chapter, but I couldn't view them because a glitch on the site (which people were complaining about on the forums) made the reviews inaccessible to read. I'd made sure I'd set up "e-mail me for all reviews" but that didn't happen either.

Now, I can forgive some glitches, and I realize I was a victim of bad timing more than anything else, but still, this did not make for a very good first impression of FFN as a writer.

Took a few days before I got to see the reviews, and when I actually did... two reviews were from the same person, accusing me of being a plagiarist who had stolen the story from AO3. I mean, I have like the same username on both sites, so I would have thought it was obvious I was the same person, but apparently not.

This same person also sent me a PM asking me if I was plagiarizing... a PM I did not get on the site and that i only discovered because I downloaded the FFN app for my tablet in the hope that I might read the still-elusive reviews there. No such luck; the reviews weren't visible on the app either but that PM was. I had to respond to it from my app (and I'm not fond of typing on my tablet).

I still don't see that PM anywhere on the site, only on the app. Later on, I got a separate PM on the site that did not show up on the app, so I suppose that if I want to make sure I get all the PMs, I'll have to check both site and app regularly. Because it's not like I'm getting any e-mails about either, even though I triple-checked that I'd signed up for e-mails about PMs.

Oh, and that site PM I got? It had nothing to do with my fic; it was from a guy who wanted me to explain a loli-yuri-manga to him. What the...? I know I've made it clea that I'm bisexual and that my fic will eventually contain femmeslash... and yes, the protagonist is a young child in the early chapters, but surely there's a bit of a leap from that to "if you ever want me to explain the intricacies of some random adult-rated manga with underage girls, by all means give me a call!"? I SWEAR I never said that!

Now, fair is fair... There ARE things I like about FFN. I like how you can see how many views/reviews the individual chapters of your story has. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't appreciate the number of readers... Also, being placed on the favourites and alerts lists of several people was satisfying... But MAN is that a site a hassle to actually be a writer on.


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Timetraxx Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate the fave!
DinaMNealey Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
You're more than welcome. ^_^
JAAMTheArtist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
do you have twitter, discord, instagram?
DinaMNealey Featured By Owner Edited Jul 11, 2018   Digital Artist
I don't like Twitter, and I have no idea what I'd even do with Instagram. As for Discord... I've been known to be on.
JAAMTheArtist Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
okay dina, also thanks for the llama
DinaMNealey Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Likewise. ^_^
Hypnoslavegirl935 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  New Deviant
Want me to make anything for you?
DinaMNealey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018   Digital Artist
That's very kind of you, but I'm good. ^_^
Hypnoslavegirl935 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  New Deviant
Madcurse Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
:iconfingerdanceplz:Thank you for the :+fav: !!:iconfingerdanceplz:
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