When you’re young
They tell you that America is the greatest country on earth
They tell you that we’re free to do and say what we please
That we have a democracy and every voice counts
Then they teach you to sit and stay quiet on command
Your voice is only to be heard when you stand for the pledge
Or sing the national anthem
They put a flag in every classroom and print it on every surface
They put it in the textbooks and splash it on tv
By the time you’re in high school
You’ve been bathed, even baptized in the red, white, and blue
The people who don’t sing or say the pledge suddenly seem threatening
This is a fre
A while back I asked you guys to give me some general tips and tricks for aspiring artists, and you had some awesome advice! Thank you so much to all of you! Here's a compilation (I had to shorten some of them, my apologies!) ^^
- Don't be afraid to take your time on a piece!
- Don't forget to practice!
- Knowing your capabilities or limitations is also good. If you mostly draw male figures but lack knowledge on how to draw female figures then you'll know where to focus most of your practice.
- Avoid Chris Hart and his books like the freaking bubonic plague. So much sexism, sizeism, racism...pretty much any -ism you can c
As a result of our Nominate a Commenter + Win 100 Points project, we will be announcing the winners of those 100 :points: and bringing you features of our great commenters every month!
Week of 22nd July - 5th August
Congratulations Torag1000 (https://www.deviantart.com/torag1000) for winning 100 :points:!
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Long ago, somebody told me that I should stop being such a shelled in creature and join deviantart, so here I am! I tend to go back and forth between never submitting anything to DeviantArt and submitting everything at once to DeviantArt. There's no in between
I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor's degree in Arts and Technology in May of 2015. I specialized in game design, but I enjoy so many different forms of art that I will gladly try anything that allows me to use my artistic passion to better the world. I dream of creating artwork that makes people feel and understand emotions or concepts that they might not have otherwise had a chance to encounter.
Favourite style of art: digital/abstract Favourite colour: Purple/Aquamarine Operating System: Windows MP3 player of choice: iPod
A few quick thoughts:
If I added you to my watch list it's because I love your art style and find it inspiring. I am watching you because I want to see your art appear in my notifications so that I get a daily reminder of why I want to continue doing art.
If I gave you a llama, it's because you're awesome! Accept my llama as a token of appreciation for all your hard work.
If you ever need a critique, someone to look at your art, someone to read your literature, or just need someone to talk to, I'm your person! Feel free to send me a note. You can introduce yourself if you want, or you can just start in with "omg today sucked" or whatever. I love helping people, so tell me what you need
Sharing in hopes that I get 1 month of DA Core! Ange is doing a raffle :D
I really love her style of art though, don't you? You just can't go wrong with a blue/purple colour scheme and many sparkles!! <3
Everyone go watch my friend!