Oh, the Blatent WhoringSo, you're going to a convention, it's a casual day for you, but you would rather dress up like a Kardashian and hang yourself rather than show up without expressing your love for a certain fandom. Well how about a snazzy new shirt? Could Zack Fair help? http://society6.com/KKoji/Zack-Fair_T-shirt#11=50&4=84 or are you more gothic and need to show up everyone with Undertaker? http://society6.com/KKoji/Undertaker_T-shirt#11=50&4=75? Decisions, decisions. The geeks who aren't hating on you out of envy, will mercilessly hit on you after seeing you sport these fantastic togs! http://society6.com/KKoji/tshirts (you can customize your own colours too!)
"But Koji" you say, "I have this elaborately lovely costume I'm wearing :[ ! A T-shirt over a green chocobo outfit would make me the laughing stock!".
Now now, dear heart. It will be ok. For perhaps you could carry all those freebies and flyers or hell, even your lunch in a fabulous Koji Tote bag? So MANY to choose fr
Blankies and dogs?Even though summer is imminent, you often find yourself on your couch, watching Honey Boo Boo, thinking; "I'm rather chilly o_o. OMG I'M CHILLY." . :iconitscoldplz:
As weak first-worlders, we would rather blast the air conditioning and bundle up then turn it down and rely on the earth to temperature regulate humanity.
Then you look to your left, and find a sub-standard looking male of the species sitting there beside you, nurturing his growing gut with his third can of beer, and complaining that you never watch what he wants to watch. :iconverynotimpressedplz:
PillooowwsFirst, sorry if I'm journal spamming this last week. I've written 3 fairly close together, when prior to that I haven't written in a month .
But I made pillows
I hope they look ok. I think they do.
No, I'm not pressuring or begging for anyone to buy anything ( but who doesn't need a naked Sephiroth pillow? .. ). I just think pillows are kinda neat for some reason.
..which is surprising, since my mother was always the type to decorate beds with like, 18 pillows~ you'd think I'd have an aversion to them ( know anyone who does that? They have a bed or couch with like, 20 "decorative pillows? An then when you want to get in bed, you have to remove 18 of them to get to the sleeping pillow? )
Bad Teachers and Egotistical Jerkwads Good lord, another journal. Well, sometimes I go for a month without writing one, so suffer! :iconinuevillaughplz:
I've been asked about this recently, so thought I'd write about it just in case someone else might relate or find it encouraging.
A lot of people are surprised to hear that I have only been painting since 2011. Well, it's true . I had coloured a few line arts here and there before that, but I never really tried at painting. I was dabbling and just slapping on colour, not bothering to figure out the programs or anything. Because I truly didn't believe I could do it.
Backing up a bit, I'm someone who was a traditional artist. I have been drawing with pencils and paper since I was just a little tyke. Naturally, I wanted everything to do with art in school. :iconhandsomeonionplz:
And that's where this little tale turns dark and mildly depressing :icon0inuscreamplz:
I had this teacher, in my very first
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
First, I will pick a person from the favs on this journal with a random number generator and give them 250 points
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
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:
New video tutorial and brushes updateMy brushes are linked on the youtube video description. link was working here.
SNIPPY: QUESTIONABLE REALITYI definitely thought about killing Captain, especially after several pranks that were pulled on me like that time when I woke up with a bucket super-glued to my head and declared "iron man".
Or that time when Captain made a soup out of my gas mask filters because the broth needed the "Smooth flavour of Snippy" and salt wasn't available... so I had to roam the decaying shopping malls for a new pair.
Or that time when Captain pushed me into a watery abyss inside a wooden barrel to celebrate "Niagara falls day".
Have my thoughts become so compounded as to finally cause schizophrenia?
...Am I a stone throw away from becoming like Pilot, talking to pet rocks and building the Bastion of Captania out of rotting shoe boxes?
And if I were to kill Captain who would I have left?
I must have been talking out loud like those crazy hobos that lived outside the protectorate dome that communicated with radioactive rain clouds via conversations of interpretive dance, until they were consumed by a famil
Complaint Challenge Contest!
We got our complaints out in December 2012. Now, 2013 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble about my pet peeves. Neither should you!
Anyone who knows me should have been suspicious from the start of Phase 1 because complaining is one of my own complaints. (And you saw this trick last year!) That's right. I complain about people complaining. Silly, yes? Well I decided to do something about it with this challenge.
I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their gripes in Phase 1 because it is time for Phase 2! And Phase 2 is open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in Phase 1, or decided to change what complaint you'd like to address!
Complaint Challenge – Phase 2
The challenge in a nutshell: Pick one of your dA complaints and do something proactive about it. Work toward a solution or improvement in a positive way.
Now a few of you are probably thinking things like, "I
Traditionalists 01Welcome to our first Traditionalists Article where we feature Traditional art news for the community by the community! These articles aim to promote, educate, and bring awareness to various events, projects and or deviants within the Traditional community. Anyone is welcome to add to future articles, please visit our group for further details on how to get involved.
Gwendolyn12 Interviews pallanoph
So, why don’t you start this interview presenting yourself to our friends here and telling us a bit about you?
Hello fellow deviants! My name is April Schumacher, and I'm a traditional artist working as a freelance illustrator. Though I grew up in the state of Iowa, I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to attend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) to major in illustration, and graduated in May of 2008. I'm still in Minneapolis, alive and kicking.
So, now let’s start the interview for go
12th Birthday Create A Story Contest Winners!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!
Posted on August 31, 2012 at 4:14:05 PM
Create A Story Contest Winners!
In celebration of deviantART's 12th Birthday, we challenged you to complete a story by answering various prompts. The top 50 winners are below!
12th Birthday Celebration
12 Pigs by =LawraRandala
DeviantART 12th Birthday by ~DeWaltz
Art Feature!!! ^_^Here are some Awesome Artists you guys should check out!!!
Most of you asked to be in this feature but there are some that have awesome friends or wonderful watchers who have suggested you be added!
I hope that all enjoy this feature!
Lol it took a lot long to put this together then I thought it would some of you have huge galleries! ^_^
To The Orchard by cheslah Nope by cheslah
Jeweled Cavern by calbhach OLD ART - Miriam by calbhach Sonia by calbhach
TMNT Mikey Charm by icefire5689 Ohana by icefire5689
Endless imaginationI must say, I have been quite impressed lately with the CVs o deviant art cleaning up the site and removing tons and tons of inappropriate content and resources that truly are not resources, I tip my hat to you all! Not only am I happy with these people, I am overly happy with the art I have had the pleasure of viewing as of late, Deviant Art is a little more reminiscent of when I first joined, the happiness and joy of finding new, talented people here, opening my inbox and receiving praise of works I put so much effort in, but most of all the beautiful art the people I watch, and hope to watch in the future are creating, here is a handful of the amazing works I have been lucky to see.
The Forest by xXgunderXx Sprezzatura by Crimefish :thumb320320881: :thumb320916789: Hidden Revelation by Kiriya :thumb321321959: Solitary Ground by mysolitaryground :thumb
Comics Feature- Wednesday July 2014!So, I haven't been to a Comic Book shop in a while but Artists on (DA) be killing it and should be recognized for it!
Please check them out right now & in the future! If you see something you like please: Send a note, comment, or Llama badge! Add them to your Favourites, or Watch list! Please support them!
Daryl by ARTofANT
The Spider King page by buonaseraukulele
comic.page a by mir-ahmad
Lightshard - 0 - Prologue by Cashile
Nice evening by 6vedik
optimistic snail - lovely day by wannywanwan
THE SPIDER KING CAMPAIGN HAS BEGUN! by buonaseraukulele
Max by Murph3
Days of Future Past by RickCelis
Happy New Year 2014 by stephgallaishob
My Undergraduate Life Story: Page 1 by QuestionNaire
Points Challenge: Be A Hero, Report a Miscat!
Miscats: What are they? Why do they matter? How do they happen?
REMINDER: This challenge is only open until October 31st! Get your comments in by then or miss out on points!
A "miscat" is a deviation that has been submitted to the wrong gallery, or mis-categorized, on deviantART. For example, literature does not belong in the photography gallery, even if there is a photograph supplied as a preview picture for the writing.
They matter for several reasons. Miscats make searching for specific types of deviations tedious, particularly if you are looking for newer submissions. A search of the Writing Tutorials gallery for popular deviations in the last 24 hours brought up four deviations, all miscats. Miscats also make the site disorganized and even harder to navigate for new comers. Lastly, they make your work harder to reach by taking up space in the wrong gallery.
I'm sure others can think of reasons why miscats are annoying, and I invite you to leav
August Contest: Yellow Ending Soon August Theme: Yellow
Just ONE day left!
Over at Still-Life-Stills we're hosting monthly challenges with a regular prize list courtesy of communityrelations! So without further ado let's get onto the rules and regulations (of which there aren't many) of August's contest!
The contest will run from 1st August 2012 until the 31st August 2012.
Entries can be old or new. Please submit your entries to the group gallery found here!
Entries can be old or new
The majority of the deviation must be Yellow
It must fit the rules of Still Life Photography (If in doubt, ask us!)
You can only enter ONE piece of work!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams!Greetings one and all, spooky and weird, sadistic and psychotic!
Yes we're talking about the Literature community! Writers from all backgrounds, we have the pleasure of sharing with you not one spooky Halloween contest, but TWO! Both contests have been created by community members and have awesome themes, so awesome we're encouraging you all to enter them!
All Hallows Tales: Blood Country
Hosted by Memnalar
Deadline for Entries: 22nd October 2012
"This is a Halloween-inspired, Literature-only contest asking for submissions of PROSE FICTION around the theme of Blood Country, or the horrors that await unsuspecting victims in the far-flung, remote corners of the world, from back roads to the summit of Everest to the bottom of the ocean. Cell phones don't work. Help isn't coming, and the flashlight battery is starting to give out. What happens now? Maybe you'll tell me. Maybe you won't live that long."
100 Poem Feature Journal September 2014Hello Fellow Poet Meisters!
So here I am again with another journal feature, which focuses on that singular entity: poetry. What you are about to read are some of the greatest talent to pick up a pen, type on a keyboard or think up a brand new original stream of conscious thought. I've tried to keep the mix of poems as eclectic and varied as possible. Well instead of me babbling on I believe I'll let the poets' work speak for themselves.
Shipwrecked Dreams by saevuswinds Worthless by saevuswinds
Kitchen by Tessriane Warpaint by Tessriane Cirque du Masque by Tessriane Inspiration by Tessriane
Without Strings by Mez3rika Snowflakes by Mez3rika Wishing Well by Mez3rika Finger Tips by Mez3rika
Swing by backasswardsK Star Child by backasswardsK Farewell by backasswardsK Vacuum by backasswardsK
Spotlight Features - Vol. 18A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.
If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.
On my profile page, I feature a new deviation every day (or two or three). The piece is usually something that caught my eye. Could be an amazing digital painting, a fun stamp, a quick photograph that made me smile, perhaps a piece for a weekly theme, whatever. However, it moved me enough to share it with my visitors. Below is a list of the artists which I featured during December 2012. I am showcasing different pieces from their gallery in the hope of showing them a bit more love. If you would like to see the original piece I featured of each of these artists, please visit
Complaint Challenge Results! [Phase 1]I received more than double the entries from last year to the Complaint Challenge! There are definite serious business complaints, but what always amazes me are the deviant conversations that spring up. You can even find a couple posts with replies for assistance. This makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.
Many of you know what Phase 2 is all about, so I expect if you've entered Phase 1, you'll at least try to enter Phase 2. If you can spare the effort to complain, you can spare the effort to do something about your complaint! There will be more on that tomorrow tonight so check back then!
For now, let's announce those random prize winners!
Anyone who submitted an eligible entry had their name placed in a drawing and these were selected at random for prizes!
WolfPawCreator won 200 points!
SkysongMA won 100 points!
More Like YOU: #001More Like ThisBeta is a deviantART feature that allows you to browse artwork like never before. This feature is currently in Beta Testing (:faq531.
I will select three deviants and choose a certain deviation from them, from there, I will click the More Like This button on that deviation, to find similar artwork by other artists!
More Like DianaGrigore
More Like yuumei
More Like IleanaHunter
A Celebration of AgeGetting old is seen by so many as something to avoid, complain about, joke about and perhaps even ignore until it won't go away any longer. Age for many when they pass a certain milestone of years, becomes a curse or something to be ashamed of. Hair colours are constantly covered over in favour of looking young and ageless as much as possible.
Skin is constantly plastered with all manner of creams and lotions to try and prevent the rivers of life carving a niche into the flesh. Bodies are worked until they can work no longer to try and force them into retaining their youthful shape and feel but in reality we don't stop and recognise, not even for a moment - that age is beautiful.
We forget, and barely acknowledge for most of the time, that age is associated with increased diversity. You will find a more diverse people in a room of seventy year old people, than you will in a room of seventeen year old people. The wisdom, experience and attitude of
dA love for everyone! #44
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: lesley-oldaker :iconlesley-oldaker:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
I suppose you could call me an observer of life (some may call me a daydreamer!) .
I love being amongst family, friends and people but I also like being alone to contemplate the life around me. I can be very driven too and when I get into my Zone with painting, it almost becomes an obsession, I forget everything aro