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
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.
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."
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
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:
100 3-month Premium Christmas Project This Christmas I am going to give 100 3-Month Premiums as presents
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!
Undiscovered I + points giveawayI decided to start a weekly feature including works I find in the "Undiscovered" browse mode... These are simply amazing and mostly underappreciated so show their owners some love and fave them. Don't forget to leave a comment too. Fave this journal to spread the love, it is really worth it (scroll down to get to know more ).
bewilderness by davespertine
Untitled by rasto1893
Masked by AnneLysa.. . . . . ..... by Frozen-photoHide in Paradise by Aurelia-Isabella
...With Grace by mrxthanh
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:
InspiARTional vol. I__________________________________
Please favorite this journal so it can get more exposure.
One lucky deviant who adds this journal to their favorites will win 100 points.
In order to participate, you only have to this (you don't have to comment, or be a watcher).
The winner is
No matter what they say deviantART is still an art community.
Despite some too suggestive images on the front page and a chance you will meet a hater/troll, aren't we all here to breathe in some art, and create our own reflections?
I decided to start this project so I can introduce you to some inspirational people on deviantART and their works.
I hope you will like this and support me to continue featuring talented people in the future.
I'm open for suggestions.
This week I'm featuring wonderful inspiring photographer for Poland
Women ArtistsThe other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr, because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before.
advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soon
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
Found...My dear friends, I am still in awe of how fast things can work if everyone gives a hand to help pulling the robe...
I got in touch with jasmin Keller, who is one of my friend's friends and whom just got back into touch with her not so long ago. She doesn't live so far away from Jasmin's place, and she is doing well! This evening, the picture even reached my friend and she saw it. I haven't heard anything back from her yet and I am not sure, if we will get back in touch with one another again, but time will tell ♥
I don't know what to say...I am in awe, and while feeling so tired and weak due to the rush of emotions, the spark of hope is now a big flame. I want to say..thank you so much for helping me carrying my message...so far that it reached the circles of people with whom she was in touch, and even further, so that my friend saw it!
I just now hope that she wants to get back in touch with me again as well. I'm crossing my fingers...
I am certain it has to settle down for her
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.
Thursday: Haiku Contest!The Random Phrase contest has ended and the winners have been chosen! Our judges found it a tough decision with so many incredibly random deviations submitted. Well done to everyone who entered!
Our top three winners are:
Deterrent Acceptance by slugette
Cold Digit by LifeIsZealous
Advanced citizen by Dererne
Honorable mentions to:
Coral Erosion by PrincessKiara2811
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
[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
Flash Giveaway [CLOSED]Congratulations to cairynnamayoshi
Could that be you?
No rules, no fuss, no mess, just pure points. A winner selected at random.
To enter, add this journal to your favourites.
Winner to be selected in a few hours! Get hoppin'!
Raffle: Win Free Art! [Winners]Thank you to all participants, i am so happy this raffle was a success <3
Out of 187 lovely participants, the 8 winners are:
1. #13 tsunyandere
2. #161 Kipun
3. #146 Mehlyna
4. #9 Inconcabille
5. #124 cliselle
6. #144 chiyaa
7. #111 Caipryss
8. #120 pakkuma
I will send you a note shorty (:
Watch for my next raffle...in the future OTL
help needed with give away ends 6th of Mayto enter simply fave this journal
also you DO NOT have to donate to enter this giveaway!
if you want to share this journal I will be deeply appreciative, but it is not required.
after 2 weeks it's finally time for a new weekly give away
*NOTE after the 20nd of May the weekly give away goes on a Hiatus break till 5 augusts 2013*
since I was busy this are the last week and this week winners
congratulation to the following lucky members who have won
:iconprehistoricgiraffe: :iconnsyee36::iconyanacherveniashka: :iconalicealiemay:
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away
what do I give away?
please read the information below
to hand over Premuim memberships of one month and three month
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.
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