May the turning of the days bring some much-needed light back into the world.
Eclipse: A Few ThoughtsSo any change means adjustments, and Eclipse is no different. What it comes down to for me is figuring out what I just need to adjust to, and what I genuinely donít like. I'm still using Eclipse at the moment but will likely change back before too much longer - I want to give it a decent chance but also don't want to drive myself crazy just trying to use the site.* Edited because apparently if you don't select "Featured Post" for new journal entries, they vanish into a black hole that's not visible anywhere on your home page or journal page? Handy.The first definite drawback to Eclipse: the load time. Damn is it slow! And for someone like me whose internet connection can charitably be described as terrible, the long load time could be a real problem.The color scheme is another potential problem for me as well. Like many, my eyes are extremely sensitive, and staring at white on black for any extended period of time becomes downright painful. Just reading a few journal entries (on Eclipse, ironically enough) was enough to make my eyes sore. So I switched to the white theme, and HOLY CRAP, that was so much worse. Not to mention how boring it looks. One of the things I liked about DAís classic ďminty greenĒ look was how friendly the values were to sensitive eyes - no big juxtapositions between dark and light to stab the eye.Just like moving house, everything has ended up in a different place in Eclipse, such as the Add to Group button on deviations or finding Journals, I mean Posts. Minor things that aren't really a big deal once I remember where to look.I did have a very hard time figuring out how to get to what used to be plain olí Notifications - once I finally figured it out I wrote my confusion off as my own stupidity, but after reading a few journals I realized I wasnít the only one who was massively confused. Honestly, it seems to me that splitting everything (Watching, Activity and Notes) into separate menus scattered across the top of the page was totally unnecessary. I liked being able to go to one page and get an overview of it all. Now each separate thing means another click, and another loooong load time. And it still takes me awhile to figure out if Iíve checked everything I wanted to check.It seems as though the site has been both oversimplified and overcomplicated, and Iím not sure how that can even happen at the same time.Other random glitches Iíve encountered are the header getting stuck one-third of the way down the page when scrolling on my iPad, and the Page Up/Down and arrow buttons not always working to scroll on my desktop computer. And that really sucks for me, because the scrolly ball on my mouse died years ago. So even navigating around whatever page thatís currently open isnít always easy. In fact, trying to edit this post right now is getting really irritating because I can't get the damn page to scroll up or down to read it over!Also, the Cover image meant to go at the top of an individualís profile page is so fussy and frustrating that, after fighting with it for about fifteen minutes to find one of my deviations that would display the way I wanted, I finally just gave up and went without. I found that the image was either miscentered or cut off strangely, or showed off the admittedly poor resolution of many of my images. I guess for digital artists whose deviations are already high quality, itís great. For someone like me, who has to photograph the physical painting and make do, it just shows off something I already know is lacking. Nothing like a giant, grainy image at the top of my front page to make visitors want to look around, after all!What it boils down to:I use Deviantart to showcase my work online for friends and relatives to see, and to see the work of other talented artists. Iíve expanded my own style and learned a lot just from seeing what others do. I want to continue to watch and be inspired by other artists so that I can continue to grow as an artist myself.For me, the current drawbacks of DA are twofold: lack of attention and decreasing traffic, especially for traditional artists like myself; and lack of standards, i.e. the various degrees of porn that have infiltrated the site.The nature of a digital medium like the internet means that, IMO, digital art will continue to be favored over traditional, and while I donít like it, I accept that it seems to be the way things are. So I donít expect that to change, unfortunately.I stopped browsing the site at large years ago for the very reason that I have no wish to encounter the porn, fetish fodder, and sexualized violence which dominate this site. It may float some peopleís boat, but not mine. Now I browse very selectively, through groups and individual deviants that I trust, and that is it. Iím sure I miss a lot of really amazing art that way. And that sucks.So will Eclipse solve or at least help either of my two problems? No, I donít expect it will. Iíd love to be wrong though.Iíll continue to use the site until I find a better alternative (and Iíve been looking, but havenít found anything that fulfills what I'm looking for) or until I canít stand it anymore. There are some cool things (and people!) to be found on Deviantart, and Iíd hate to lose them.Ultimately, time will tell.
Retrospective 2018Another year comes to a close. This was a challenging one, and I wasn't always sure I'd make it through. Nonetheless I managed to create some paintings of which I'm very proud. There are lots more I'd like to create but life has been very uncertain recently so it's hard to know what the future will bring. Here's to 2019 being a better year for us all.
Bee and Flower by IvieMoon Colors of Autumn by IvieMoon The Starlight Within by IvieMoon Light of Winter by IvieMoon
Feature: AquaChallenge Winners!Presenting the winners of watercolorists latest AquaChallenge "Salty"
AquaChallenge - Salty - WINNERS
First Place JoaRosa
Second Place Balafenn-noz
Third Place natzufall
Creativity Prize Winner Kizzy-i-Keinstein
World Watercolor Month #5 - Shades of Blue by Kizzy-i-Keinstein 'Not Even The Trees' with aquarelle by Kizzy-i-Keinstein
Feature Time!I browsed through DA's main page for a little while today and was dismayed at the complete and utter lack of representation for traditional art. More and more I feel as though sharing traditional artwork here on DA is a waste of time, since it gets so little attention.
However, I've spent eight years building my gallery and hate to give it up for a number of reasons. So here is a small effort on my part to showcase some of the talented traditional artists still found on DA.
Leaf #5 (Bradford Pear) by AjaxTelamoneis Mushrooming by Asano-san
Mana 3 by AlexandraSerres Skethbook 23 by kimberly80 Aurora drawing by Quelchii
Pallas's cat by ElizavetaS
Feature: Lions of SummerEnjoy some Leo-related gems I've found recently!
fire lion by Bojan1558
Can I eat you? Please? by FriendFrog World Lion Day II by Lion-Redmich Waiting for the stars by robbobert
BoredBoredBored by robbobert Lion 019 by MonsterBrand-stock Initiating Launch Sequence by FriendFrog
Feature: AquaChallenge Winners!Presenting the winners of watercolorists latest AquaChallenge "Back to Basics"
AquaChallenge - Back to basics - WINNERS
First Place Sieskja
Second Place tuningmyheart
Third Place Libfly
Creativity Prize Winner MetAnnie
Matt Halpern by MetAnnie Heat map by MetAnnie
Congrats to our winners and to everyone who participated!
Voyage to the Unknown: Artisan Crafts - PapercraftThe idea of the "Voyage into the Unknown" project is to browse through one category or sub-category that you don't necessarily visit frequently, or that you browse the least, and collect some of the art you find stands out! The point of this is to challenge ourselves and discover new art in the process! Learn more here: Voyage to the unknown: Master Journal
I was tagged for this byTokyoMoonlight
I chose the papercraft subcategory of Artisan Crafts, which is something that I have a passing familiarity with, and enjoy looking at, but for whatever reason never seem to explore here on Deviantart. And no surprise, there are a lot of talented folks in this field! So here is a sampling of what I discovered.
Feature: AquaChallenge Winners!Presenting the winners of watercolorists wintertime AquaChallenge "White Perfection"
1st Place Michelle-T-Williams
2nd Place jackfox2008
3rd Place Harmony1965
Creativity Prize fenifire
Polish Legends - Fern Flower by fenifire Universe Realms - Styx by fenifire
Congrats to our winners, and a round of to all of our wonderful artists! There were a lot of beautiful entries this time, it made it very tough to vote!
Commission Info (open)Commission Info
Prices has been upgraded a bit!!
I only do to the cartoon art commissions for everyone that requested me!
If you request me from weeks or month ago, i might not work on it so i will give refunds out to people that pays me OR just be patient till im all caught up with school work and other unfinished arts
1.) Please do not rush me...
2.) One person at a time!
3.) Please pay attention to the colored bullets
4.) Please do not pay the points till i tell you
5.) Please read the list that I may draw or not
6.) I do accept PayPal money (USA money) and points
7.) Please do not give me a description of your character, it will take a long time.
What type of art: (pick)
Points or payPal: (pick)
What type of art: half body
Character Refs: (insert your picture ref)
Points or Paypal: Points
Small pixel raffle - OPENNyello people
I've been kind of inactive with posting so I wanted to thank my watchers for sticking around ♥
So I'm holding a small pixel raffle for my watchers, new watchers are of course welcome ♥
I've been busy working on my TDL and delivering them that I haven't found much time to upload anything, so there for this raffle ♥
It's not much but I wanted to do something so ♥
Ps; I can only draw humanoids ;;
3 Pixel icons of any of these styles:
(unlocked after 20 entries)
2 Pixel icons of any of these styles:
pixel commissions - open06/04/19 update: i remade my bases (again) and changed the prices.*
*Main reason is because dollar is expensive here and i've been keeping my prices low this entire time.
Note: hidden comments are finished commissions! so i don't get confused ;;
Terms of Service
Outline color (if wanted):
$5,00 usd or 600
2 x $8,00 usd or 900
- there are two versions of this, peace sign or just bust; comes with blinking animation
$6,50 usd or 750
OPEN- Commission Journal Official - 2019IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MY FERAL/ANTHRO COMMISSIONS, GO HERE:
Feral/Anthro Commissions [OPEN]
Commissions are currently OPEN
Commissions will be opened on: --
Slots available: --
Please ask if you would like to be notified when my commissions are opened and I will put you on the waitlist*!
*Wait- and to-do list can be found on my profile page under the art statuses.
Read my T.O.S. before commissioning/buying from me.
I have the right to decline any commission. Please respect my decision; there are some characters I'm just not comfortable with drawing, whether it be due to anatomy or personal preference.
Don't expect too much of me, I'm not a miracle worker.
I refuse to draw anything remotely NSFW such as nudity, gore, etc or anything offensive (sorry, that's just what I believe and am comfortable with). If you'd like slight g
The Voice of AnimalsFor so many defenseless creatures, Hell is just on Earth
"Violence against human animals and violence against non-human animals are the two sides of the same horrible coin"
The content of these videos might upset your sensibility
What a shame for human beings! (editor's note)
(Behind the mask of civilization and progress it often lurks an abomination made of violence again
About Our Sona Characters!while our sonas are not a perfect 1 to 1 of who we are, they are absolutely an extension of us!
here's a little more info about them for those who were curious!
species: lop eared bunny
age: early 20's
likes: GIRLS, plants, stuffed animals,
coffee, sweets, sleeping, rain, knives???
animal crossing, harvest moon, AESTHETICS
dislikes: anxiety, crowded places, scary weather,
loud noises, planes, tall buildings, the dark,
most social situations, RUDE PEOPLE, peas ew
favorite color: MINT! & greens
occupation: works in a tiny flower shop
hobbies: likes to knit, tend to her garden, and bake!
extra: chubby, usually nervous, finds comfort
in her garden at home & her tiny garden visitors
differences from irl:
there's not too much different really! irl bun
I will reply notes/emails a bit slower than usual
thank you for understanding!
Commercial work have different price, send me email for estimate price firstname.lastname@example.org
✿ = paid
[ ✿ done ] David - Half body
[ ✿ done ] David - 6 headshot sketches
[ ✿ done ] crimsonalloy - Fullbody
[ ✿ sketch ] Emily - Bust up
[ ✿ sketch ] followus - Fullbody
Slots are Open
artist's status : alive
Bust Up - $65 | Half Body - $85
Thigh Up - $105 | Full Body - $125
Chibi - $55
Extra details +$10-$20+
1 Year Core Membership RaffleThis is the third anniversary of my annual raffles so as always, I'm going to hold another raffle for my birthday in July where the prizes are Core Membership, money or points! Of course I'm going to keep doing my monthly giveaways as well during these months until the raffle ends!
The first prize is a 1-year Core Membership or if the winner would rather have the prize paid in money or points (50 USD/4000 points).
The second prize is a 3-month Core Membership or if the winner would rather have the prize paid in money or points (15 dollars/1200 points).
The third prize is a 1-month Core Membership or if the winner would rather have the prize paid in money or points (5 dollars/400 points).
Please observe, if the winners wants the money instead of core membership or points, he/she/they/them/etc. must have PayPal!
I have no other means to send you the money.
Because it was so much work to keep track of all the contestants (and mostly because of all the chea
Raffle Time! To celebrate that I'm back (kinda xD) I'm hosting a small raffle ;w; There will be 2 winners, each one can choose between a headshot icon or a small chibi <3
A huge thank you to all my Friends and watchers here for staying even though I'm not that active due to school, it means a lot to me seriously <3! And to the new watchers, welcome
How to enter
- Be a watcher <3
- Like this journal ( your number of like will be your number for the raffle! )
- You can share this ( optional )
That's it, easy (: I'l