As if things weren't already difficult enough.
Please spread. People need to know. Too many don't care.
Livestreaming has commencedI did my very first proper livestream, with the resources available, pushing the limits all the time, heh:
I'd be delighted if you became a Twitch follower. Then things can gain energy and momentum, and I'm SO much better in dialogue than when talking into the void, haha.
Go(ogle) f*** yourself, not usGo(ogle) f*** yourself, not us
Spread the link to this article if you are interested in this crap not happening anymore. It will never stop unless there is force applied.
(I probably shouldn't even have censored my language considering how much this annoys me, but I suspected a word filter preventing me from posting this entry, when it turned out it's just dA making trouble with my up-to-date Firefox. (I can click the preview button, but not the submit button.))
UPDATE: Kind of resolved for the specific case.
IncomingThat's what I'm trying to practice.
I made a donations link on my website.
Also on Twitch, but on my website there's more detailed info about my motivations to do so now.
Should someone want to commission something (for example if they're interested in seeing how I express myself freely or accurately fulfill a clearly defined task when actual substantial appreciation fuels my energy), I am open to that, too, as well as contributing to certain projects. There are more various things I can do than I can list here.
My stylus ... I think it movedThe internet annoyed me so much lately, so I finally found the impulse to draw again. Just some humble line&fill work. It's not done yet. After ~50% completion I ran out of steam and continuing would really have started to feel like a chore. Staring at a blurry analog VGA screen and trying to fill all the gaps feels tedious after a while.
I almost threw the towel before even starting, when I had to resolve several technical issues related to my digitizer first. Some of it known but forgotten issues, but some new, requiring me to eventually just reboot my whole system to fix it because I wasn't in the mood for hunting down the cause. I'm amazed I managed to push through that without major energetic injuries. Maybe I hate those problems too much to give them the satisfaction.
So now, for the time being, I'm back to having no idea how to spend the rest of my day (actually night). Feeling of accomplishment? ... I don't even know.
The new deviantart logoThe new deviantart logo is the epitome of how to NOT be deviant. It conveys the same boring process that any growing business with mainstream aspirations seems to be going through. You just gotta have an extremely simplistic logo. Gradients are poison. Complexity is to be avoided. This is an art site after all. Unite everybody under one easy to grasp icon.
Because the logo conveys what the business is about, and deviantart is about efficiency.
If I sound like I'm getting worked up over this, I'm not. How could I about something that is so boringly all-pervasive and happening again and again? Look at the development of brand logos of huge, expanding businesses and you can see the same trend everywhere. It reflects the dull and void-of-beauty mind of the corporate moneymaker.
And from a first-reaction type of standpoint, I look at the logo and think: Is this the website of a public transportation business?
ANNOUNCEMENT! Please read. Thank you! :-)Greetings my loyal minio... I mean subj... NO I mean peasa... GAAAAAH - DEAD READER!
The need for expansion of my various activities is a big theme in my life, and in an attempt to find more driving purpose for my creative output, I have decided to extend my web presence to some more platforms,
namely Twitter, Tumblr and Wordpress (and Reddit, but since it's a mere content aggregator, this might only be useful to you if you can't follow me on the other sites).
I cannot guarantee when or how much content will appear, but once I have that avenue available, it might help me get some more momentum. I'm pretty sure I'll be quite active especially on Twitter once I have a certain subscriber base.
So if you like what I do on deviantART and YouTube and the web in general, please consider subscribing to my new Tumblr, Twitter and Wordpress (and maybe Reddit), too and sharing it with others when content appears.
The worst that can happen is that nothing happens and you forgot you even sub
Ideas are my special powerOccasionally I hear people talk about what they do when they're in a bad mood, so apparently (in the case of artists) that doesn't necessarily kill their creative drive. They might draw different stuff or their music might sound according to their mood, but they make art.
I always envied that, because - probably very much like the Pinkie Pie guy I am - I need to be in a good mood to have the energy to create, to be productive, to be myself.
But I realize I do have an inherent 'special power' like that: Ideas. Regardless of how angry or depressed or generally unmotivated I am, a single thought or perception in that state can cause me to come up with great ideas.
Hm, maybe I should call it a basic attack instead, since it's available all the time; but I don't want to dive too deeply into gaming metaphors, haha.
And that's why feeling down sucks so much for me: It widens the gap between the amount of ideas I have and how many of them I can put into practice.
Incidentally, ideas are often
Warning Journal - TheChaosRuler (OLD!)WARNING: LOTS of swearing and opinions down below. Read at your own risk.
This has gone on for long enough, and I am sick and tired of all of it.
CALL OUT/WARNING JOURNAL AGAINST; TheChaosRuler
Any updates and added information will be provided near the bottom of this journal.
DO NOT ATTACK OR APPROACH HIM. NOT ONLY IS HE NOT WORTH YOUR TIME OR EFFORT, BUT IT COULD GET YOU BANNED. MY ADVICE IS JUST AVOID HIM, BLOCK IF NECCESSARY. DO NOT DO ART TRADES/REQUESTS FOR THIS GUY.
It is about fucking time I brought all of this to light. You stopped talking to me and un-watched me, so I can only assume you want nothing else to do with me. I don't have to defend you anymore. We're not friends, and now it's time to warn others so that they don't have to go through the same BULLSHIT you put me and so many other people through.
A little journal for
deviantART on our Lucky 13As you get older, you may begin to see birthdays as a distinctive point in time. A time for reflection on past successes, past roadblocks, past lessons. I also see it as an opportunity to look forward, set goals, aim ridiculously high. I'm sure everyone's heard people joke about disliking getting older and lamenting another year passing, but not me. Not yet, at least. The wisdom and hard lessons I've had to learn over the years helps me map out my immediate future. I may stumble, sure, but I also have a lifetime of overcoming obstacles and analyzing achievements to guide my decisions. All I can do is keep learning and growing.
I feel much the same way about deviantART.
I don't need to tell you that a web property sticking around for 13 years is a rare thing, and it's not an accomplishment we take lightly. We owe our continued existence to all of you, and the passion and inspiration that emanate so naturally from the community, from the most successful professional to the mo
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Once you have your deviation submitted, just comment below with a link to your deviation! You can use thumbnails too!
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What if it’s not
Halloween Costume Contest Winners!The Halloween Costume Contest votes have been tallied! The winners are:
:iconNymBliss: for the Cutest Costume,
:iconGigglingmime: for the Scariest Costume,
:iconBoypaw: for the most Creative Costume,
:iconUpsidedownZack: for the Funniest Costume
:iconSirJellyRaptor: for the Sexiest Costume.
Winners of these main categories will be receiving flat colored full body drawings of a cham they own, in addition to an additional bust from Candy!
There was one additional category to recognize the favorite entries of the mods, and they were as follows:
:iconHolidaye:, :iconEdgydumpster:, :iconTia-Moon78:
:iconxWhiShaX:, :iconTropicalPancakes:, :iconAlieyn:
[OC] Witching You A Happy Halloween! by alieyn
:icon5yrex:, :iconJojo-Tiger:, :iconGigglingmime:.
Minotaur Cas by 5yrex Costume Contest: haunted armor Cherchur by Jojo-Tiger SOMEBODY ONCE TOLD ME by Gigglingmime
These favorites will be receiving additional beet
DeviantArt ECLIPSE Review (updated, added a poll)*EDIT EDIT EDIT*
Can you fellas please take a look at this poll?
DAs reasoning behind removing journal skins is, that the majority of users visits DA over mobile.
I'm thinking that only viewers use mobile, or users that check their messages this way (I do that too! Just lurking, nothing else!). The majority of users uses a DESKTOP/LAPTOP for submitting art, journals.
I'm just curious if my assumption is correct, or if the majority DOES submit everything while on mobile.
If this is correct, I will not be complaining about Eclipse being mobile-oriented anymore.
If the majority of ARTISTS is using DESKTOP/LAPTOP for DA I'll allow myself to keep complaining about the spacing, the removal of skins, and the general mobilification....
Because then, Eclipse will focus on the viewers, and not the members/artists.
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[FREE RAFFLE] It's that time of year again...!
Thank you all for your support! ; w ;
Is it tradition now that it's the third year in a row? YES, LETS SAY YES!
THANK YOU, each and every one of you, for all your support in the past year! I've tried to be around as much as possible this year, and I hope it shows. My to-do list is at it's all-time historical low, and my clearance rate has been going up too. But that wouldn't have been possible without all of you guys' patience and support. As always, I wish I had the time to answer every comment I get, but I somehow always find myself low on time to do that AND keep up the arting pace. I do read them all, and each and every one of them makes me so happy that someone took the time out of their day to give me their feedback. More than anything, thank YOU GUYS! I couldn't do this without you. And to show that, it's the yearly free raffle!
More winners will be pulled this year: 3 guaranteed win
about deviantart eclipse.(added stuff)personally, i don't like the new layout-at all. i just needed to get this off my chest.
deviantart is the last website that's good for art, the whole reason why i buy core and remain active here is because i can fully express myself with custom boxes and stuff. profile customization is one of the best things about it, now it's gonna be "sleek" and "modern" like every other website-
although i do see a lot of people who are pleased with the layout, which makes me hope that they'll at least make the old version available for those who prefer it.
if you're like me and you're extremely upset about this change, the best way to reach the staff is through this survey:
it seems like almost everybody commenting on the beta test journal has got the same idea that i do- but unfortunately i dont know if the staff is going to pay attention to the comments on here so i urge you to please consider fill
commission works ( closed, again! )
UPDATE! [April 9th 2018]: aaaand the waiting list is full! for all those who got a spot in the waiting list, when the time comes I shall contact you again! thank you!
UPDATE! [April 8th 2018]: personal commission works are currently open! I'm putting together a waiting list ( which is already half-full ) so I can accept 5 more! cat comission works are prefered. for the rest of the info click - HERE!
old journal entry from winter:
uaggh! I don't even know how to write journals anymore D: I hope everyone is
Living Tombstone and ShadyVox dishonor charityAs if things weren't already difficult enough.
Please spread. People need to know. Too many don't care.