Christmas Giveaway (Winners) 8D My Etsy Shop: :https://www.etsy.com/shop/BishiCentral?ref=si_shop:iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz: :iconlighs-bow3plz::iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz: :iconlighs-bow3plz: Happy Holidays dear humans :iconreindeerplz: So the Winners of my Giveaway were #254 :icondragonia27:Who win either a free pillow case or 3 month sub2nd winner:#277 :iconsoki-the-deviant: who wins a 3 month sub BEHOLD!
Please Think Before you Write Ok, so just throwing this out there, perhaps this will be an unpopular view, but I don't think I'm being unreasonable.I'd just like to mention publicly, that I, as well as artists in general, are not art vending machines.You don't type suggestions in, and then have a slot where artwork comes out for free . Important to Note: I am not addressing any individual in particular. If you think this is about *you* specifically ( whoever you are)- don't. This about the private notes I get, with alarming volume, where people feel they can simply request artwork from me for free. I get a *lot* of these. Which prompted me to post something about it. I usually just ignore them, or, if I feel particularly polite that day, I send them a note back saying I don't do requests.But they never stop o_O. And it's not that I mind suggestions in comments under artwork, such as: "Oh, I hope one day you will paint _________." or, "
Kiriban 300khttps://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BishiCentralFirst, I will pick a person from the favs on this journal with a random number generator and give them 250 points :iconfabulousplz:It just occurred to me that I am about 9k away from 300k page views.How about that I know the last two times I offered a drawing, but unfortunately, I don't have time this year ;_; .So, for the FIRST PERSON to send me a NOTE (private note) with a screenshot of my 300,000 pageviews, you get a prize:iconinuheheheplz:Don't get too excited~I will send that person either a free bed pillow case or throw pillow case: from my shop :iconinuderpplz:ANY one of your choice : https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/BishiCentral Examples are below:
Feature: Colours Decided to put together a feature from my thread. Some of these are also deviations that deserve a lot more attention. Sorry I couldn't showcase everyone! this journal would get these artists more exposure. Spring by BunnyValtir]Danchu by Riftressthe land of beginnings by kuri-hime Draw My OCs' Contest entry by toscafroggie
Watcher feature this journal if you want more exposure (yanno.. portal thingy). Bask in the awesome beauty my watchers ( and others Ive found) create :iconleonidasplz::iconsaysplz: I said BASK.Aradia Megido by SihxDreamlight by aliphelpsRipples of Consequence by Sing-seiBetween Day and Night by DarknessProtectionNightmare fuel by RockLoumore hayden yey by liliwuzherex.Instinct by CuzzaCurryLittle mermaid got her legs by AnaDalleFinal Fantasy 12 Viera by SaintPreciousPlatinum Wind by priteeboySweet Goodness by BeagleCakesOrb by Sho-kunDemon Queen of Spiders by ElkhanArtMosaic by renkazI'm a Busy Man by SmoppetDeath Gliders by Leyna-artKrobelus - Death Prophet by Self-EpidemicSouless by slugetteRob Zombie by Sev-EmpireMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
Tips for Starting Commissions I was thinking about my last journal, where I asked why everyone and their cat wanted to sell commissions so badly. I recieved some really insightful answers. I also had a lot of people asking me "How much should I charge for my work?"I'll add a Disclaimer right here in front, as for whatever reason, something always offends someone :iconstunplz: . So I'll start off by saying, this is just my personal journal, and I'm just one person who has some experience with this. I'm not making a judgment on who should sell what, just writing some things I have personally learned along the way.Well that's out of the way :iconyodawgplz:So most artists starting off go through a period of confusion on how to price work. They get a lot of suggestions, or theories from well-meaning people such as:"Artists always undervalue themselves. Don't charge less than minimum wage per hour"This is true, and I agree. However, unfortunately,
What's the Deal with Commissions? Something I've seen around Deviantart for awhile now, and I was curious as to what other people thought about it.It seems so often I see many artists complaining that they cannot get anyone to commission artwork from them. They go to great lengths to try and sell their skills, and some even adjust their prices to next to nothing or DA points.When people don't bite, they ask me, or on the forums, "What am I doing wrong? I only want 100 points and no one buys them"There are many artists such as myself who sell art/prints etc etc because we rely on it as a part of our income, but many of these people still live at home, or are in school. So, 100 DA points ( for example), which is $1.25 , is not really going to help anyone with bills or rent, or much of anything else.And yet, there they are over and over, very upset and depressed that no one buys commissions from them.When artists ask me how they can better market their work so people will buy it,
Dear Puppy Dog Dear Puppy Dog,We have only known each other for 6 weeks, and I have already come to kind of adore you. But there are certain things I've yet to understand.You don't seem to respect any boundaries. I know you're a baby and all, but how many times will you run out into the living room, amongst company, chewing on my underwear? How do you even get my underwear? Why is it so fascinating to you? D: :iconstunplz:I tried to follow what the other dog owners said to train you to sleep in your little crate. But you screamed and carried on like I was sawing your leg off, all night. This is an apartment building, and I have neighbours to think about, and I think you know that. I even tried to sleep on the floor in front of your crate, where you could easily see me, but that ONE barrier (the door on your crate), seemed to drive you mental. Like that thin piece of plastic was a stone wall 4 metres thick . Or like the Wall in Game of Thrones. :ico
How to Remove 'More Like This'So last week I wrote a journal on the intrusive eyesore that is the "More Like This" feature. Tons of people complained to HQ that we preferred it as a button, and why.Our Suggestions:- Revert it back to a button. It's still button for a few Deviants, how hard is it to take it back to that?- Make it collapsible or Drop Down menu.- Move it further down the page, past the artists information and "More from this artist".- Make it smaller than the the thumbnails of the artists own work.- Make it customizable so we can choose what we feature beside our own artwork. As of now, it's advertising our old crap AND Scraps. (as well as other people's art we don't want there) I had to store my Scraps so they wouldn't show up in it - show LESS thumbnails.- The distribution of exposure is terribly unfair. many people are forced to advertise others, while some deviants only advertise their own work. It's a good feature, and good idea, no
Shibe it up + Giveaway (500 points in all)TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER. SO HURRY. An interesting idea I had as I was looking through my comments. 500 points being given. If you don't really care about entering, just favorite this journal to be entered in to win 100 points. The main idea is to make me laugh by using the simple doge meme on one of my photographs. It can be any of them; the choice is yours but it must follow certain guidelines. Please post it to your sta.sh and post it on this journal. Be original. (You can look to comments from inspiration but don't completely take the ideas there.) Have fun! If you have no idea what the shibe/doge meme is. Take this photo for example. These photos utilize the the comic sans font, usually rainbow colors and text of varying sizes. Th
Ending wp journals + 200 points give awayFirst thing is that I decided to end the weekly photo journal, it was very fun to make and I'm very glad so many people liked it! But after 30 weeks I think it's time for something new, not sure what though. Anyway thanks a bunch for all the support during these weeks! (And not only these weeks.) Second thing I'd like to share is that I'm still not (very) active here at DeviantART, I didn't used my camera for like 2,5 months now O_o Sorry for not responding to your messages/notes. Hope to be back some day, because I miss talking to the people here.Third thing is that I'll give another 200 points (2x100 ) away to end this and start something new every week (with features), but like I said I don't know what yet.* just add this journal to your favorites to enter this give away* 2 winners chosen randomlyA total of 30 weekly photo journals :thumb397426
Give Away FeatureI know the times, when art features become so much favs everyone has to look at them.Know it seems that no one makes art features anymore..So I connect the good old Points Give Away with an Art Feature..Perhaps that will help Give Away How to participate:Just Fav+ this journal!The Prizes:There will be a total of 2 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!Every winner get's 100 points.Deadline: Friday, September 12thFeatureStock.......And ArtMystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina
UNDISCOVERED III + POINTS GIVEAWAYSome time ago I started making weekly features of the works that I've found in the undiscovered browse mode.... Then the things became a little bit complicated, I got a job as a roofer and had almost no free time which also meant no time for photos nor dA.Now I'm trying as much as possible to keep having fun with my camera and be active here again since all of you are so wonderful. I will also try to continue making those features and highlight all of those great and underappreciated artists. In every feature I will try to make some points giveaway too, just to encourage you to be more supportive. Remember that it's not about the points but about appreciating the art and being as much human as possible. And what is more human than helping each other? So, take a look at these works, comment on them, fave them and help their artists grow! Fave this journal to spread the love and scroll sloooowly down to get to know more about this issue's giveaway
9 year anniversary! Over 1,800 point giveaway!June 22, 2004 is the day I joined dA. And I missed the anniversary by over a week. I was planning on doing a point giveaway, but..well, it's too late now.OR IS IT?!I got all these points I'm not using. So let's do something with them.The Prizes!10 people, randomly chosen, will get 100 each1 lucky person, randomly chosen, will get 900EDIT: Thanks to Krissi001 and TDWTSpectacular, my remaining points have been rounded up to 100, which will go to an 11th lucky winner.How to qualify!Comment on and favorite this journal. You don't have to be a watcher, but I won't complain if you are.When?!I'll make the drawing in one week. Tuesday, July 9th, I'll announce the winners.
XXXX GIVEAWAY CLOSED XXXX :iconkiwikku: I think now's a great time to start the giveaways back up again- first with small ones, but building up to bigger and better ones in the future! It's always fun to give back to the people who gave me so much..Welcome to the first in a series of weekly giveaways by Kiwikku / Moomin-ManThese giveaways are FREE to join and require no points to enter!- lotteries are not allowed on dA.However, this giveaway is very special- and very sad. A few weeks ago, I heard about the touching story of whisperwings, which inspired me to create a brand new arts endowment to help get smaller artists known- please read the full story here:And there's more. I've created a new group to give more people a boost- dACentralThis group's purpose is simple: Great artists, some with amazing art- don't get noticed because they have little to no watchers. I want to change that. And you can help. How?
160 points giveaway.[Closed]This is my 5th giveaway .Here are the winners of my 5th giveaway:-Congratulations.05 points - :iconhintial:10 points - :iconhalo-infinity:15points - :iconjackroono: , :iconliliannea: , :iconkeplernova:50 points - :iconask-mympd: , :iconpermenantmarkers:Don't Watch and after giveaway unwatch me i will block you.__________________________________________________________http://nikhero.deviantart.com/journal/Announcing-my-AUTUMN-Ca-h-Prize-Conte-t-469533383See this CASH Prize Contest too.__________________________________________________________
3 Cool Tips and Tricks3 Cool Tips and Tricks@ Deviant LinksBig ThumbnailsSearch Observations @ Deviant LinksWhen you want to link to another deviant, the old method described in FAQ #81 is to use the code :devdeviant:. DeviantART quietly rolled out a new twitter-style deviant linking method: just put the @ symbol before the deviant name and you've got a snazzy link. Awesome! Know it. Use it. elee0228 compels you. See? I just used it right there.Combined with the totally awesome new mention feature (beta), it's going to really encourage interaction on the site. It looks like right now that it just searches for the @ symbol anywhere, so words that use @ in the middle, like idolmaster, get screwed up. E-mail addresses work ok though.Edit
100 points giveaway! (CLOSED/winner announced)Finally, it's October 20! That means... time to announce the winner!!Out of 168 deviants, the winner is...87! Ghassly!!this result was randomly chosen at Random.org at 16h32/4h32 PM, West Europe time zoneI would like to thank, once again, to everybody who participated! Also, I would appreciate if nobody unwatched me after this... since I feel I don't get enough attention for my art... and you know who else doesn't? The winner of this giveaway!! She has AMAZING art so I totally advice you to check out her art So that's it... thank you all so much! And congrats to Ghassly for winning!! -----EDIT 2: I'm going to be out for some time and since I'm afraid that'll affect the giveaway, the finishing date is now October 20th! Good luck everyone, and keep joining! EDIT: I finally reached 45 watchers!! The prize has been doubled into 100!!Since I'm really needing some
500 points Giveaway!!Hello everyoneeee!! How are you doing?? Omg it's been a few months since I last wrote a journal I've been swamped by university between final exams and reports to hand in! I was supposed to be done with it all by today but alas I still have a few reports overdue that I have to hand in tomorrow... I am completely stressed out!But not all of it was bad in this first month of the year...! On January 1st the incredibly sweet Gwendolyn12 gave me my 4th Daily Deviation on the piece that I hold the closest to my heart:. . . I will wait for you . . .:iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: :iconcryforeverplz: I seriously had no words to describe just HOW MUCH BLISS it brought to my tiny heart ;___; I made this piece well over a year ago and I still think it's the best one in my gallery. People tell me my pieces can convey feelings to them but this is the only piece in my gallery that can actually make ME cry..
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 februaryIt's 20 january which means time for a new give away special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these ~A big thanks to our donators for the Month January overtheact NecroPuke Swarelle Colorful--Melody 4yukimarukuchiki4 JohnnySlade stolichenaya Achiha-AztecaAshannemariekozieBubbleMelalinaHayaMikaImRocker Niji-Senpai KukaruzSpigaRoseFictionalMindOtakuKikiTo-Ka-Rofor those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a projectcalled project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free how can I enter ?to enter simply fave this
Give Away OVERRules: To join all you have to do is favorite this journal entry!The winner will be chosen from the list of favoriters using a random number generator!if the winner watches me they will get 1400 points!if the winner is not watching me they will get 1000!You do NOT have to watch me to win!!WINNER CHOSEN ON DECEMBER 15 :ICONRAINBOWHEARTPLZ:Browse Gallery |Watch Me Tumblr
Professional profile page resources + Get FREE AdDo you like to customizing your page?Are you tired of the same old COMMON stuff?Guess what! I am making professional quality Profile Page resources 'premium content' at a very low cost for you to use in your page. You know... To spice up your page a bit! Here are some the currently available 'premium content' of mine that you can buy and use in your page to make your friends/watchers envy your page! My customization resources are sold to more than 200+ satisfied deviants. I am sure you're gonna like them too! Grab them to use in your own page. THE GAMEI provide opportunity to give exposure to deviants in my page who are in need of it. You can see the "Get featured" section in my page CypherVisorI generally charge deviants to put Ads in my page. Howeve
Four 3-Month Premium Memberships Giveaway!!This contest is over! Winners here: http://zara-leventhal.deviantart.com/journal/Giveaway-Winners-and-Features-422169512 I'm planning on renewing my premium for a year and I thought I might as well give four away, since it's a 2 for 1 deal! Rules: You must be my watcher Ways to win:EITHER Favorite this journal entry Optional: Leave a comment with your favorite piece of art from your gallery!OR Like my Facebook fanpage and comment on my giveaway post with your art goals for 2014 and your dA username!Or you can do both!Prizes:I'm giving awa
Super Group Giveaway -- Voting Round 2:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondatrade: :iconflyingheartsplz:Voting Round TwoThank you to everyone who voted in the last round. The results were quite close, so I have narrowed the number of potential winners down to ten, which are listed below in no particular order.Rules1. Add this to your to let more deviants in the community participate2. Each deviant who favs this journal can vote for up to two groups3. Deviants must be legitimate accounts (no point, donation, plz, or ask accounts allowed)4. Comment below with the icons of the two groups you want to vote for5. Finally, please try to vote for the group that you think truly deserves a Super Group subscriptions. I have provided some basic stats about each group along with the percentage of watchers who voted for each group. I encourage everyone to also visit the pages of this group and see for themselves which group is most deserving.Deadline: Friday, Novemb
2013 A7XMas Giveaway (CLOSED)FINAL EDIT: The winners have been selected via random.orgWith a total of 446 entrants, the prizes given away are 2 flat chibis, 1 pixel icon, 1 journal skin, 1 shaded chibi and 2 premium memberships (1 was originally a custom adoptable, but I changed it to another pm to make up for my internet not cooperating). I will announce the winners in the order of the prizes.But before that, here are all the entrants. (Press ctrl + f and type in your username to find your number)1. DemiDecember 19, 2013 2. stormygrDecember 18, 2013 3. SasuNejifan001December 18, 2013 4. neshirysDecember 19, 2013 5. JupiterLilyDecember 19, 2013 6. blue-moon402December 19, 2013 7. SakuraTenshi101December 18, 2013 8. kausaDecember 20, 2013 9. daremeDecember 19, 2013 10. RheinaGealtashDecember 19, 2013 11. nabeschinDecember 20, 2013 12. Lover-Kitsune-KitmiDecember 18, 2013 13. LadyNin-ChanDecember 19, 2013 14.
Thank you! 3 years on dA, 10000 watchers + RAFFLEAnd the winning numbers are:Which means the winners are: ImpureElegance, FuriousClown and APerfectDarknessCongratulations~ :icon34nipahplz:Now please send me a note and tell me what you want me to draw. Thank you for participating~It's been 3 years already. I can't believe how time flies... I've also reached over 10 000 watchers...It's like 2/3 of the population of the town I was born in :iconpapmingplZ:I never even dreamed of so many followers. I wanted to thank you so much for your support through all those years. You have no idea how much it means to me :icontouchedplz: So to celebrate I open a raffle for you, guys. You can win 1 of 3 sketches like these ones: 3 years = 3 sketches If you want to win one then here are the rules: You have to be a watcher. After all it's a raffle for my watchers. But it's never too late to become one :iconheplz::b
[CLOSED + WINNERS] Raffle 01 : Free CommissionThe raffle is closed\;v;/ Hiii thankis to everyone for taking part of this raffle çOç!!!I'm so happy ;/////v////; any people ask for a commission in these style ;v;/ Thanks thanks thanks for the interest ç////ç in June 10 there is my birthday and these days I'm so busy but after that day I surely open some slots for these commission \;v;/ It's really fun >////< <3 <3 ( I have some tries from my previous poll to finish ;v; )But now the winners \;v;/for Your OC Like a Newborn The winner is : :iconPrinceSamm: \;v;/ Congratulatioooons And for Your OC in a Bag The winner is : :iconGrayOblivion: ;///v///; Thaaanks Thanks a lot again to everyone \;v;/ see you in the neft raffle \;v;/Feel free to remove tha journal from fav \;v;/Hi \;v;/ First raffle with this account T///v///T <3 <3I hope you like
Art Feature Blue and Purple+win 200pointsFeaturing deviation with blue/purple colour schemes Sorry I couldn't feature everyone! There were 180+ responses. for the chance the win 200 points Edit: The winner of the points was :iconAaraujo: Elsa by Ex-Trident Indian Peafowl by flowerhippie22 Alone I Break by RoxanneMilsonPandora Flora by priteeboy What have you done to me by aliphelps I see you. by Ninfheus