I mean it - Say whatever you feel about any of my artwork. Mean, nasty or hurtful. Or maybe it's too difficult for you? I dare YOU.
Sigma's portrait tipsI love Sigma and for the affordable lenses they make.
As I was reading through their website, I ended up on the blog and found this short interesting blog entry:
Along with it, you should also read
Who would know photography better than the makers of photography equipment, eh?
CreepySo many creepers on this site, that it's not even funny
Borrowed from another photo site, from their guidelines in addition to their TOS (Terms of Service):
Don't be creepy.
You know the guy. Don't be that guy.
It's a very good rule, and should be used everywhere. Goes for creepy girls too, except I never have had the luck to meet them, so they probably don't exist
Skinning my journalI'm too poor to buy Premium, but I just wanna see if I can skin my journal anyway? Seems that there's this Blackberry sponsored event so I gotta test this out. Never ever seen a Blackberry before either, so I can't really say I care much about that brand of phones.
Green screens however I find interesting, I actually want to paint a wall green so I can do cool video projects at home... who knows, maybe one day I'll do that, although a blue wall is more realistic.
How about you write what you feelEven if you feel absolutely nothing.
Which in itself is quite an achievement.
If a deviation can leave you totally numb, then it must be really special.
How do you like my photography or artwork?
Do you think it's super boring or just too average to comment on?
You can tell me that! I won't get insulted.
Does it make you think about something? Or maybe you want to ask questions?
The current problem with dA today is:
Too many submissions, too few spectators. People have no time to leave comments since they're busy watching... watching someone else than you!
People are cowards. They don't dare to leave negative (but constructive) criticism. Most times they just write "Good!", "Nice!". I suppose it's more than enough in most cases, but usually not very helpful at all.
Tip: A journal that more verbosely says it. Instead of repeating everything, I'll just link to it:
Etiquette PolicyFrom dA Etiquette Policy:
It is our policy to welcome artists of all levels from amateur to professional and to that end we do not attach any minimum standards of quality to deviations submitted by our membership; all manner of artworks are welcome providing they meet with our etiquette and copyright policies. While we do not impose quality standards we do ask that you practice self-moderation in what you choose to submit and that you submit your works into the most appropriate gallery. While we encourage the submission of only your very best works we have provided an area for those submissions which may fall short of that 'top quality' mark; this is your "Scrapbook" gallery and we highly encourage its use.
Too many mirror snapshots in here if you ask me...
CrueltyJust wow. I was reading through the rules of this site:
What is the policy concerning photographs of corpses, cruelty or death?
Images depicting real life corpses or death are allowed providing that a reviewing staff member does not consider the work to be unnecessarily graphic. Photographs judged to be unnecessarily graphic will be removed. All allowable submissions of this nature must be marked with a Mature Content tag.
Images of animal cruelty are not allowed and will be immediately removed as they come to the attention of the staff.
I didn't see that coming. Quite unexpected. Most sites ban anything that has to do with real death. Spooky!
Copyright"Just about anything that is on this site, on the web, on TV, on CD's, on DVD's, in books & in magazines is probably copyrighted by someone."
Quoted from deviantArt's Copyright Policy.
So what does it all mean? Well it means you should not take photos of art, magazine covers, DVD covers etc. and post those photos here. Just because you took the photo doesn't mean you own the copyright to the content, if the copyrighted content is the main focus of your photo. Confusing? Should not be.
Be original, don't borrow too much and definitely don't steal. Or Santa will not be nice to you next Christmas.
Not THAT disappointedNot all is bad, just the few rotten apples. There's plenty of talent here, I'll try to limit my focus and just notice the golden nuggets and stay away from negativity.
Have a good weekend!
Commissions + UpdateEDIT: We were able to finally get my dad's death certificate. Thank you all so much for your kind words, encouragement and support and to everyone who have offered to help, I really appreciate it a lot. 💕
I'm still accepting commissions, you can check the details below. Thank you!!! 💛
Thank you everyone so much for your thoughts, prayers and donations. Unfortunately dad did not wake up, he passed away last night. 😢
We still owe a big amount of money from the hospital (around 11 grand) and they might not be able to release him or we won't be able to get his death certificate until we pay the bill. We're hoping that they would at least accept our promissory note but yea, I need to do something. I'm very thankful for all the donations that you guys have offered but I realized I can't really rely on it alone so I have decided to just open a new batch of commissions cause I really don't have any other choice. I'm gonna be accepting slots until I reached my goal s
FREE INSANE YCH ( RAFFLE ) OPEN
A few of you showed interest on my Insane YCH, but sadly couldn't afford it. So I will make a quick give away/raffle!
A finished Example:
TO JOIN THE RAFFLE YOU NEED TO:
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
Freed up a few unpaid Genos from last year.
Items currently for sale:
Duffel Bag X1
(Gives one permanent additional item on a Quest)
$5 / 10CP
(Changes a Reosean's Homeland)
$15 / 30CP
Genos currently for sale:
BOLD - Uncommon | BOLD ITALIC - Rare | BOLD UNDERLINE - Ultra Rare
Genos up for open offers:
I will create a working Import file for you, and make any needed edits on design approval.
0-3 markings: Add $10 or 20CP to any Geno here.
4+ markings: Add $15 or 30CP to any Geno here.
1) (Male - Vayron - Runner - Healthy)
F: Lisse Coat
Floradear Species Information Will update in near future with more visuals!
Edited: 1/21/16 New antler type and small change to Snow Antlers
Floradear Directory + Rules (has everything)
Floradears Original Information [Closed Species]
Forget Me Not Angel + Floradear Questions
Origin of Floradears
Underneath God, there is a group of minor gods called Seasonal Gods. These gods have a job of roaming the earth and protecting the balance; however, like all jobs, work can get tedious and so
Commissions CLOSEDRULES (please read them carefully before ordering!!!):
1. Anime style only (that means only anime, not semirealism as I don't feel confident about my semirealism style at the moment)
2. Payment upfront (paypal only)
3. NO REFUNDS (unless I'm the one offering them because of not being to able work on them, etc)
4. Payment in EURO only (my native currency)
5. I won't draw stuff that I consider offensive/weird fetishes, etc (please ask me beforehand)
6. OC's and fanart allowed
7. Chibis come with no BG. Busts and thigh ups with a simple background
8. Can be NSFW
9. I just take what is offered in this journal, nothing more, nothing less. If I don't advertise other types of commissions (Ie: full bodies) it means that I'm not taking them. Hope you can understand.
CHIBI: 25 €
BUST: 40 €
Using Cross-Figure With Genesis 8Cross-Figure Genesis 3 is a program that allows you to use Genesis 3 Female hair and clothing on Genesis 3 Male and vice versa without using AutoFit. There are some extra steps using it with Genesis 8, but you don't have to be able to use a modeling program (unless you want to make a better ID morph after you're done, but we'll get to that).
Here's a YouTube version. You'll have to turn your sound up. Sorry.
Genesis 8 Male and Female
Instructions G8F to G8M:
Load Genesis 8 Female into the scene.
Load a piece of clothing or hair onto Genesis 8 Female that you wish to convert.
Go to the Parameters tab. If you do not have one, you can create one by right-clicking near your existing tabs and finding it in the list.
Click on the tiny button at top left of this
F.A.Q. TIME!!I get quite a few messages here on DA with various questions and requests. I don't have time due to work and family to answer all of them individually like I would like so I think a handy-dandy FAQ is in order. This way maybe I can answer a question before it's even asked and/or have a journal I can easily direct people to. So here we go!
Q: Can you give me any tips on how to draw/color,paint/whatever better?
A: The quick and easy answer is that there aren't any secrets to being able to draw well. I know it's not what people want to hear and everyone is looking for a magic trick that will instantly make them a better artist. The truth is that I have dedicated 1000s of hours to art in an effort to get better. I attended figure drawing classes, went to conventions and spent hours talking to other artists, and spent nearly every dime I had on books and art supplies. I lived it and breathed it. When you were out on a date or playing video games or seeing movies I was probably home d
Happy New Year!Hope you're all doing well!
Sorry I haven't been around here at all! Been busy these past few months and I've found that dA stresses me out LOL. I feel like it brings out the worst in me and I definitely feel more relaxed since my time away from it. BUT I'd still like to come back and draw stuff here again eventually. I miss drawing pony stuff and the next gen characters and all that. So maybe soon! I know I'm definitely rusty but it'll be cool to see how much my style's changed I guess.
Just thought I'd throw in a little update. You all know how 2017 went for me based on my journals but I'd like to hear about yours! Go ahead an comment some of the cool stuff you got to do this past year or maybe even the not so cool stuff. Anything! Go for it! I'm curious~
Happy 2018 ✨