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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
Ask me a silly question Yes one of those things .
Ask me a silly question. Either about myself, or anything you like, Whether it be from my opinion on uncomfortable, yet stylish shoes, my favourite sushi, or my outlook on humanity.
Try me >:3
I reserve the right to lie terribly and make up insane answers, or ask you an equally ridiculous question back 8D
..shit. the ball-berring on my lip ring fell out and I can't get it back in by myself D< noooooooo
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,
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,
Beware of Some Tutorials... This is just my opinion. I have to lead with that. Everyone is free to agree or disagree and disregard.
I've had loads of people over the past few months ask me to create tutorials.
I never have. I'm not sure when I will, and I'll tell you why. Deviantart is filled to the brim with the most *awful* tutorials. And now that "Tutorials" have a priority category ( meaning they get to the front page every single time regardless of how many hits they get), some users have been creating tutorial after tutorial just to abuse that loop hole.
Thing is, I find a lot of these people who create the tutorials, have no business creating them in the first place o_o;. Some of them ( not all) aren't doing it to be helpful to the masses. Some of them are doing it to try to make one (to see if they can set it up, to see if they can make it interactive), or to see if they can use the exploit. Those people are not helping you.
dog lol Me: "You are so distinguished and sophisticated :3. "
Me: "I'm talking to the dog <_< ..... what a handsome senior you are :3. You're fluff is so fluffy, and that piece of cookie in your beard might look slovenly on other people, but you make it work :3"
Mom: "I can't hear you.."
Me: " I'm still talking to the dog.
...and is that a new shampoo? It smells amazing. How does it feel to be so fabulous all the time, and be adored by everyone? Does it get tedious? I hear fame can really take a toll on the beautiful.."
Mom: " o___O...are you?"
Me: "...yes. I am still talking to the dog -_-."
Mom: " He's a twit who ate my ham sandwich >:["
lol I'm at my parents because I went to the hospital with my mother for her check up ( she was pretty sick the past 7 months, but is doing excellent now~). And there is NOTHING to do here o__@. NOTHING.
I mean, I'm painting..
A Big Blanket Giveaway~ Hi again
I've never written so many journal in my life, but please have patience with me :icon0inupleaseplz:
I wrote this in my Poll, but since even I tend to ignore polls, I thought I'd make it known here, that I'm have a Giveaway on Tumblr
Yes, I know a lot of you hate tumblr, but we all must have a Deviantart option. DON'T JUDGE ME.
But back to the Giveaway
What could it be?
OH yes, it's in my journal title. Silly me.
It's a large, cuddly blanket! :iconstephencolbertomgplz:
See my Tumblr for Giveaway details and Rules (there aren't many)!
The prize is any blanket from my Shop!
:iconsoemotionalplz::iconsaysplz: "This is so wonderful. How can you be so kind, so generous, what is your shop link again? I'm going to win so I might as well choose what I want now. You also haven't shamelessly whored any
LOL Talking to StrangersSo.. I'm out of town visiting my mother. I arrived here yesterday- I also need to get some pots and stuff for my balcony.
My mother went to the bank for 30 minutes, and I'm home alone here with my handsome dog. ( WHich has no relation anything. I feel it's important that I always call him good-looking :3 ).
So the phone rings- I know I don't live here, but I answer it to take a message.
Stranger:" Hey! How are you doing?"
No word of a LIE- this man sounds exactly like my brother. EXACTLY. Hence, I assume it's my brother.
Me: " Oh hey. I'm ok, just stopping by to visit and pick up a few things."
Stranger: " Oh? Like what?"
Me: " Well I want to go to that terrible Walmart and see if I can find cheap plastic chairs for my balcony. I also want to see if I can pick up some gardening stuff" (psst..Walmart freaks me out. Just sayin' )
Stranger: " What kind of gardening stuff?"
Me: " You know- flower boxes and soil. It's a lot cheaper to buy it here than near me."
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, "
Acts of Creation Part 1CREATED BY…?
Two words that define so much in a persons head, not so much about who did/does what but, about who created the whole character, the concept, the supporting cast…
Picture this (in an awesome Rod Sterling voice); a talented artist sits alone in his studio wanting to be appreciated for his ideas as well as his artistic talents. On his drawing board sits a rendering of a superhero. This character is dark and brooding, like any good piece of art it speaks volumes. We can see he is angry, that he prefers to serve his form of justice at night and violently. The poor state of his costume shows that he has either had a bad night or that he lacks the wealth of a Bruce Wayne. Along the bottom is written "THE MIDNIGHT FREAK".
Ding – dong. The doorbell rings and his friend turns up with whom he is going to see a movie, this friend is a writer.
So the writer sees the drawing and thinks it is amazing, what's more it inspires him to come up with ideas that the artist didn't. Now the arti
DA volume 1 - DeviantART anthologyDISCLAIMER #1!: This is not an official DeviantART project and DeviantART will not be involved in making selections or in processing any royalty payments.
I have always loved anthologies. Growing up in Britain 95 percent of the comics were weekly anthologies so it has been firmly ingrained in my psyche.
I've always felt that anthologies are a good platform for experimentation, trying new ideas and styles, introducing new talent and especially good to read in the bathroom. I'll never forget the impression Heavy Metal had on me when I first saw it.
They're perfect for those moments when you've read through the 100 comics you've bought that month and realized there wasn't a single complete story in the pile.
I've recently relaunched two previously successful anthologies, A1 and MONSTER MASSACRE.
I have also been enjoy
dA adds new CSS attributes Skinners! Must read!Okay, as per the latest dA site update found here. CSS coders are now allowed to use 3 more properties to rock their journal skins.
The properties are:
Lets see what can we do with these new fancy stuffs!
What does these attributes do?
1) content--> it is used to insert generated content in your HTML (Journal body for DA). Don't worry, don't worry! I'll tell you what is this "generated" content!
2) counter-increment --> it is used to insert numbers (or counters) to sections or sub-sections. I'll explain what "sections" and "sub-sections" are don't worry again!
3) counter-reset --> it is used to reset the counters
All these 3 properties are generally interlinked and are used together. But the "content" property can be used alone and has some cool usage.
100 3-month Premium Christmas Project This Christmas I am going to give 100 3-Month Premiums as presents
[CLOSED]Points and Art Giveaway!! 15 prizes Reults are here: http://mizzizzi.deviantart.com/art/Mizzizzi-s-Super-Special-Raffle-Giveaway-RESULTS-376472103
Scroll down if you don't want to read this shyt and just came for the free stuff
This is old.
I wake up about an hour later than I wanted to, feeling a bit off, so I look outside my window and it's raining. Great
I spend about 35 minutes scrambling to get ready, clearing sand out of my backpack, fixing my hair since it's in a big afro, Ready to go.
So I'm walking, I'm walking, jumping over puddles, and I get halfway there, then Boom! Thunder, heavier rain, my socks are soaked, my pants are soaked, and I'm starting to get paranoid because my laptop top, phone, books, etc. are in my backpack and I don't need to add more to list of things that has ruined my day so far.
Then I about-face back to my room, and now my shoes are wet, and the rain has rendered my umbrella useless so my shirt is getting wet.
Then I get back, that
100 points giveaway! (closed)Edit:
I want to thank you for your support, so I decided to do this points giveaway I'll use random.org to find the winners.
1st winner: 50
2nd winner: 50
If you want to participate fav this journal before 7PM EET March 1st (6PM MET, 12AM EST)
You can also tell about this giveaway in your journal but that's not necessary.
If you have multiple accounts please participate with only one account
My newest works:
Complain Thursday + win 200 points. closed.Hello, sweeties
I feel like it's a good day for complaining.
So, complain about anything you don't like.
It can be life problems, general state of mind, a person, something deviantART related... anything you want.
Just let it all out.
I might try to help with an advice.
Plus, you can win 200 points.
In order to participate you only have to:
a) this journal
b) and complain about something that gets on your nerves.
I will use random.org to pick one lucky/grumpy winner
I hope you like this idea, and have fun complaining
My complaint (dA related):
I hate it when people keep posting body pics to get attention from perverts/stalkers.
Especially, if they repost 42354235 times to get more favorites on certain photos. Gets on my nerves.
The winner is
100 point giveaway closedSo yeah, I have too many points to give. XD This is probably the third one this month but anyhow. I'll still give.
All you gotta do to enter this giveaway is...
Fav this Journal!!
And for my question/ activity.
Draw something in dA muro in the comments! It doesn't have to a master piece just anything that you want to draw!
When you finish the comment and post it should have this near the bottom. vvvvv
If you're not feeling artistic, tell me what is 'ART' to you in your own words.
Help let these giveaways continue with a small donation!
Click here to give me points!
Icon Raffle #3 (CLOSED) Congradulations to RipperLady !
Thank you everyone who participated Q//A//Q
There were a lot more people than I expected :iconmoeblushplz:
I'll be sure to host more of them<333
According to the poll I made, more people seems to go toward another icon raffle. So icon raffle it is!
To enter, just fav this journal <3
If possible, comment and leave a ref of the character, so I can get start it right away if you happen to be the winner~
Advertising the raffle on your poll/journal would be nice, but it's not necessary.
I might be trying out new styles, otherwise it will be just like the icons I usually do... I don't know yet. I guess it will be a surprise :iconba-kyunplz:
Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Good luck everyone! :iconokie2plz:
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 JadedSihxDreamlight 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 GrumpyDollMermaid's Wisps by tincek-marincekSardine Box by pixie-on-mushroom
Red Riding HoodI want to believe people so badly when they say they won’t bite
that I contemplate climbing into their smiling jaws
thinking that it might be better to be split in two than left hanging.
But always, I draw my red hood and flit back into the forest
running in the shadows of pathways, never stepping into clearings
because I’ve spent my whole life in the wilderness
and I still can’t tell the wolves from the woodsmen.
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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