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Miao by minichopsticks
Vito Scaletta by ShiroReikaji
Hmong Stuff by AnjoeX
Assassin by Taihido
HmongDeviants Calendar 2016
Magic Fish Transformation by cha-ji
A Bird Couple's Vow by tshuax
The Orphan and Ngao Zhoua Pa by minichopsticks
ready to launch by studiotou
Superheroes
Pitt vs Hulk Sketch by ManlyProductions
Cable Stryfe by ManlyProductions
Spiderman, Venom, Carnage Battle Royale by ManlyProductions
Spiderman, Venom, Carnage Battle Royale (inked) by ManlyProductions
Hmong Calendar 2014
100 Strokes a Day by Art-on-a-Stick
Hmong Calendar January - First Snow by RoyLover
Picses meets Aquarius in February by AquaManBX
Bring Forth by cho-zero
Traditional Media
Spring Blossoms by studiotou
Paaj Yeej - Poppy by studiotou
CE: Klarisah by NanaThatha
Grandparents by studiotou
Digital Art or Illustration
Endure the sun and rain (Tiv Tshav, Tiv Nag) by aqualin09
Girly girls by OokamiHanta
Saviour [Procreate Speedpaint ] by ShiroReikaji
I know by OokamiHanta
Photography
Forgotten by beautifulanddamaged
Design Affair Salon by maivab
Glamour in Nature by maivab
Winter Glam by maivab
Photo Manipulation
Purple Wings by maivab
Hmong Fairytale by maivab
me by jadenyuki101
Travels by maivab
Mixed Media
Forest by LittleTribe
Closed!!! by AsilsAdopts
Free by LittleTribe
Scared of the Dark? by LittleTribe
Anime and Manga
[FA] Sakuramochi by KaPaChan
Gift - For Me Puppy by beautifulanddamaged
Wack. by TheSunsProphet
Ivory by NanaThatha
Comic Strips
DPT: Picture by hooksnfangs
Traditional 3D Art
Hmong Couple in Bamboo forest by Aulora99
Graphic Design
Kingdom by 3hmoob
Literature
Flyer or Promotional Graphics
HASA Flyer by tshuax
Film and Animation
Lapras by jadenyuki101
Abstract
old eye drawings by ger16
CG Model
New Zangetsu Model by hmoob-phaj-ej
Sketches
Thank You (OCs Fanart) by beautifulanddamaged
Work in Progress
WIP by NanaThatha
Cosplay
summoner's soul by ffyunie
Others
CLOSED! - YCH AUCTION - (TY) by NanaThatha
Remember General Vang Pao
H hero by op3400
Topic of the Month
Self-3 by op3400
Group Avatar Contest
Hmong Deviants icon by aqualin09

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HmongDeviants

Welcome to the HmongDeviants Group!



HmongDeviants is a diversity group on deviantART that strives to showcase the artworks of Hmong artists/deviants. This group will act as a network for Hmong artists here in deviantART and for displaying their artworks as well. Our other goal is to generate new interest in the Hmong community and hopefully become a place we can all look for inspiration! Everyone is welcome to join!

Submission Guide


:bulletgreen: Only submit your works, don't steal others
:bulletgreen: Please submit all works to the appropriate folders
:bulletgreen: Don't submit to the Featured Folder. It will be manually added by Admin.
:bulletgreen: Please only submit your better artworks. More importantly, please DO NOT SPAM by submitting your entire gallery

HmongDeviants chatroom
chat.deviantart.com/chat/Hmong…

:bulletred::bulletred: If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to note tsim or cho-zero.
Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Some of you probably even did some shopping for the holidays, while those of you who have your own business may find yourselves having to ship out things! So with that, let's talk about how to ship artwork! Some of you may have your own art business or want to start one, but isn't sure about how to ship out things. I remembered when I was first starting out my business, I didn't know where to begin and had to do some Youtubing and Googling around. Although there are many things you can ship out as an artist (depending on what you make), I'm going to focus this post on how to ship out art prints and comic books/graphic novels/art books.

NOTE: Some of the services I explain in this article only pertain to those who live in the United States and might not pertain to those who live outside of the U.S.

1) Art Prints
There are several methods to ship art prints. Some people ship them flat while others ship them in a cylindrical shipping tube.

For flat artworks, I've seen people put the artwork into a clear plastic sleeve. Then what they'll do is place the artwork in between 2 cardboard pieces that are slightly larger than the artwork. From there, they can put the cardboard pieces into a bubble mailer or large envelope and ship it. For larger pieces of artwork, some people would use a large cardboard box instead and place shipping peanuts, newspaper, or air cushions into the box to prevent the artwork from moving around.

For artwork placed in a cylindrical shipping tube, all you need is a tube with the appropriate dimensions, then you'll roll up the artwork and place it in there. The only downsides to shipping in a tube is that some people don't like their artworks rolled up, plus shipping in a non-rectangular package can cost a bit more money.

2) Comic Books/Graphic Novels/Art books
To ship books, you can do it multiple ways. I've seen people just put a book inside a bubble mailer and send it out. This is probably the cheapest and easiest route to take especially if you have a hardcover book. You can do it where you place the book between 2 cardboard pieces and then put it inside a bubble mailer or a regular large envelope. There are also pre-made cardboard book mailers that comes with scored edges that you can fold your book according to the size you need. And of course, you can put your book inside a cardboard box and include peanuts, newspaper, or air cushions along with the book to keep it in place.

*USPS also provides their Priority Mail flat rate envelopes and boxes that you can use to ship. This is helpful if you think you'll be shipping out a lot of books and need to save on shipping.

*Tip for shipping out graphic novels: Whichever way you choose to package it, when it comes to shipping graphic novels, you can actually send your books using the USPS Media Mail service. It is a cost-effective way to send media and educational materials, as long as you have nothing else in your package besides books or graphic novels. Comic books (the floppy ones) can't be shipped with this method due to the advertising included. With this method, there is a possibility of your package getting inspected in case you really aren't shipping books. This method may also have a longer delivery time.

After that, you can create a shipping label and take your items to the post office to ship. If you want, you can also pay postage online and drop off your package instead.

And that's it! I know shipping may be a pain and may not be the most fun thing to do, but it's great to know that your package was put together by you and that it might be delivered in one piece.

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Sengpops Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hello Everyone, 

I'm new here. Not very artistic but trying to be. I mainly deal with clay modeling and hand painting of toy figures.
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yearox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi tsim,

It has been a long time!
I did a shout out to you and your HmongDeviants group on my Facebook group, inviting them to come check out it out. if it wasn't for your post about my group it wouldn't be where it is today - though it has not gotten very far! 

If any of you would like to join the group and like the page here are the links.
www.facebook.com/HManganime/ ---Page
www.facebook.com/groups/497038… ---Group
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tsim Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! I'm glad that the Facebook group existed and that everyone on it got the opportunity to share/discuss more of their works. No matter where we are, it is our passion that helps inspire each other to continue to draw. I hope that all of us can continue to inspire others through our works. Onwards!
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tenkaichi99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
i'm very impressed and surprised to have found this group. i've never knew such a group like this actually exist until recently i started searching for Hmong artists for more inspiration and motivation lol, then i found this group and some other Hmong forums but then every art section was sooo dead lol so i had to move on, though im not sure about this group but if there are still any Hmong artists around and still active, i would love to join this group for some inspiration, so anyone still up or is everyone had giving up on art and moved on to life? 
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kuv-11 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Been on dA for 13 years never knew such a group existed! Ty for making one!!
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
i'm so sorry! but i'm not sure if members are able to remove their deviations but could you please move "My OC Qlaus" to the anime and manga folder instead! sorry for the inconvenience!

Sorry that this happened again! ;^;
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
i'm so sorry! but i'm not sure if members are able to remove their deviations but could you please move "From Within" to the anime and manga folder instead! sorry for the inconvenience! 
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minichopsticks Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Hi NanaThatha! "From Within" has been moved to the anime and manga folder.
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
Thank you!
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yearox Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Will the Group Chat be today Monday, November 30th or tomorrow December 1st at 7PM?
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