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Things have gotten pretty hectic my way. So please excuse for not answering, etc.
Hope things are going better for you.
Some thoughts on DA's 11th anniversayI feel nothing. Definitely not joy.
I enjoy the friends I have met here. I like hearing the wonderful stories people tell of the DA community coming together for them in crisis,etc.
The DD's and prizes people have received.
Yet for all the talk of how DA loves you (from CEO to staff with some exceptions) it seems like empty words to me.
So excuse me if I don't jump up and down with joy.
Download free paint program for 14 more hoursDon't have photo-shop or corel-paint or the funds to purchase either ? For a limited time
Download NeoPaint: at giveway of the day = http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
NeoPaint is a full featured artists studio for Windows thats easy-to-learn, powerful and fun! Its simple enough for beginners yet packed with powerful features and advanced tools. NeoPaint makes it easy for business and home users to touch up photographs and create great looking graphics for desktop publishing, presentations and the Internet!
It's free only for a few hours. Don't like it delete it.
$spyed answered my question and iScribbleHello:
Hope your on your way to having a good weekend and if not hope it gets better.
In my last journal I ranted on why doesn't DA have a way to publish books like Blurb = http://www.blurb.com/
I got an answer:
On March 14, 2011, deviants from around the world participated in a special featured chat with deviantART's CEO (aka) Angelo Sotira ($spyed)
You can read the full transcript of what else people asked here = http://news.deviantart.com/article/146653/
"*Rickbw1: Hello Angelo. Will DA be adding in the shops a way to create books for art collections, literature, etc like Blurb, and if so when? And if not why?
$spyed: We'd likely partner with a company like Blurb, they're amazing, but first we need to change the submission process to add some procedures for how we integrate with such companies. That is stuff we're looking at and developing against right now, so, absolutely! "
See what happens.
In other news I came across this site called iscri
Publish and Make your own bookPublish and Make your own book with the wonderful software provided by Blurb = http://www.blurb.com/
"With Blurb, you'll find all the tools you need to make your own photo book, whether you're making a personalized wedding album, cookbook, baby book, travel photo book, or fundraising book. Count on bookstore-quality printing and binding, and a range of choices from Hardcover photobooks to Softcover paperbacks in an array of trim sizes. Use any of our free online bookmaking tools. Learn how to publish a book and much more with our free how-to tips and tutorials or watch our two-minute BookSmart video and see how easy it is to make a coffee table photo book. Be sure to register and subscribe to Blurb emails to get the news first on Blurb events and promo code coupon offers."
Even if your doing it just for family, friends, etc or just you
Hey DA why not come up with something like this = http://www.blurb.com/ ?
Giveaway of the Day - ExifCleaner 1.5For a few hours only you can get this for free = http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
ExifCleaner is a batch photographic utility that enables you to remove Exif tags, geotags, IPTC and Adobe XMP from JPEG images. This protects your privacy, helps you to hide unneeded, undesirable, or sometimes sensitive information about the image, photographer and location. Did you know that every photo produced with a modern digital camera contains it?
The Hunt For Gollum - LOTR PrequelThere's a decent fan made movie The Hunt For Gollum - LOTR Prequel = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H09xnhlCQU
"dramatising Aragorn & Gandalf's long search for Gollum. This 40 minute film, made by fans for fans is based on the appendices of LOTR and was painstakingly shot on a low budget as a homage to Peter Jackson's trilogy and the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Costing less than $5,000 to make, with a team of volunteers."
If your LOTR fan it just might interest you.
It's funny what you find on YOUTUBEHello:
It's funny what you find on YOUTUBE . Someone suggested I google my name and I might be surprised at what shows up. Well I was, but have conflicting thoughts about it. I found a music video in which someone used my images gave me credit, but somwhere along the line forgot to inform me. If your curious click on the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owlm6UZgiK0
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!Hello my friends!
So Finally i collected some points and now I've decided to hold a giveaway!
A 500 Points Giveaway for everyone who wants to participate!!
Rules - Just favroite and Comment Done!
on the Journal
some of my art works
August 6th (1 week)
Good luck to Ever
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
5 ways to get into the creative zoneDear, deviantart fellow artists
Sometimes we tend to feel unmotivated and uninspired to do anything... but there are also those blissful moments of creativity, when inspiration strikes and time goes by unnoticed. Not getting distracted, going with the flow, so merged in the process, that there is no need to do anything else until the work gets done. But how to get in that mood more often..? Here are some ways/tips that helped me over the time.
1. Prepare your work space
Make the place you work as comfortable and useful as possible. Clean the desk from all the clutter, gather your tools in a most accessible way, organize in order to avoid mess. Set the according light, have some inspiring quotes, goals written around.
2. Avoid distractions
Turn off the internet. Or close all the tabs, you don’t need. Especially, social media sites. Don’t check the news/e-mail/mobile phone all the time. Get in the place where
FREE adoptables here! :D (CLOSED)THESE ARE CLOSED, PLEASE STOP COMMENTING. xD
These are free, NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, please read everything before commenting. Everyone has a chance, don't be afraid to join!
I feel like I could give you guys a new chance with the requesting-stuff because it's loads of fun, a lot more people deserved something from the last journal + this is just a way to thank you awesome people for all the support! This time I made some adoptables/character designs for everyone, and they are FREE. I really love how ALL these turned out. ;A; <3 Seriously, there are so many different designs, I'm really in love with all of them! My wish is these to get good homes and be well taken care of, and I'll be looking for new owners here. c:
PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE AND READ THE DESCRIPTION TO SEE WHO ARE OPEN OR TAKEN. ;D
If you want one, do the following:
1. Be a watcher (If y
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere"Trigger warning."
If you browse art on dA or Tumblr, you've probably seen these words before.
What exactly is a trigger?
Triggers come in multiple flavors.
Trauma triggersA person who has experienced a severe traumatic event—which isn't just limited to war veterans—may find that a particular sensory experience sends them back to that trauma. Although as camelopardalisinblue rightfully points out, it may not always be a full-scale flashback. Plenty of grey areas. Learn more about PTSD here.
I knew someone who had been abused in a room with fish-themed wallpaper. (Details changed to protect privacy.) So while something like the Jesus fish was tolerable because it was so abstract, they found real fish uncomfortable, and sudden exposure to a similar type of fish drawin
[UPDATE]1,000 watchers giveaway-win points and artIMPORTANT UPDATE 26th July
So, there are two more things I want to say! First of all a little reminder that, if you share this journal, please link back to it here so I can assign a number to you for option 2. I saw some of them in my mention and reminded a few people there, but in case you don't use a thumb, my :icon: or the :dev:, I can't see if you shared it and can't remind you to do so. It would be a pity if you did it and don't have a chance because you forgot to link back - thus, a little reminder to do it if you haven't done it yet! ^^
On another note, please, everyone give a huge huge hug and thanks to BAMART19! He is terribly kind and donated a lot of points for this giveaway, so you should definitely check him out! He has a 60k kiriban as well, if you're interested So go and take a look at this stuff! If you look at the prizes again you will also see that I raised the point prizes and added more of them, and that is
:.SUPER ICON RAFFLE [8 WINNERS!~] [CLOSED].:UPDATE #3 (CLOSED FOR RAFFLEING!): Thank you ALL who participated! THERE WERE IN TOTAL 68 PARTICIPANTS WITH A TOTAL OF 2,228 CHANCES ADDED TOGETHER. This has been EXTREMELY successful! Now, I will use random.org to determine my eight winners! If you do not win, there will be next times! I host raffles all the time! :icongoyuiplz: There will be a NEW journal made to display the winners!
Also, good luck to the person getting first place in the future
UPDATE #2: A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAGGED BY THEIR FRIENDS: You seem to be confused Your friends have only tagged you in order to get extra chances in the raffle! That doesn't mean you have to join the raffle, but only if you want! c; I hope I have cleared out confusion. ALSO TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED ALREADY: You may, at ANY time, add taggers to your chances! Good day and sorry for the excessive updating :iconyutasmileplz:
UPDATE: Ok, we have more than eno
The lady in Red #1The lady in Red #1
Examples of work featuring our fascination with the lady in red, Some old, some new, some stock, some not
One Fine Day by Rickbw1
:thumb54234870::thumb47011606::thumb52937038:Red by DesignsByEveRose Red by Mishapen-Moon
The bi..h in the red dress by J-EstacadoRed Skull Pirate Queen by sakuracrossRed Anime Girl by Lyra-RockbellRed Dress by Zzanthia:thumb20773688:
leaving traces. by TIYAThe Eight of Hearts by spacecoyoteDancing with the red by horser55three statues by trixiemcgeeRed Lightning Dress by AZombieProduction
Under Her Dress by deimosmasque:thumb54313300::thumb24374401:::Little Red Princess:: by wawa-stationThe Red Dress by ifotou
Red Latex by CmdrBond:thumb35527880:DRESS ON JESS by geteveRed Dress by ashoutinthedark:thumb48216420:
Ethen_neolucky's contest by ChpiThe Lady In Red by klidoscopeyesCountess further away by sepulcreGarnet by redheaded-step-childWoman in red dress by AEnigm4
Gothic Angel -actual dress by lrenahLittle Red Dress by strandedinmyheadRed One by MichaelOThe Red Dress by CitizenJoeAsvison by crislv
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