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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
Protect yourself against fraudAlthough, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.
Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again.
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
People doing commissions
People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should
Giveaway - 20 winners, 1000 Points!Ok, its time to start a New Giveaway!
In this Giveaway, will 20 Lucky People get 50 Each!
You heard right, 20 people will get 50 Each!!!
Each winner can also win one to one of their friends.
I will also add one month free premium in the prize list if more then 1000 Favs!
Also, check out the ongoing Art contest with the following prize list:
1st - 3500 or 35 USD.
2nd - 1500 or 15 USD.
3rd - 600 or 6 USD.
4th - 350 or Free 1 Month Premium Membership or 3,5 USD.
5th - 350
Art Book pre-orders + 300 pt lotteryAbout the point lottery:
To join the lottery all you have to do is +fav this journal. In 48 hours i wil use a randomizer to randomly pick a number from 1 to how many favs this journal got and the deviant who's name corresponds to that number will win 300 points
About the Art Book:
Aaaaaaaand i am officially announcing that i opened pre-orders for my art book
The pre-order stage serves also as an order stage, it's from August 20 2014 to September 20 2014, and it's the only time you can buy my art book. It won't be available in any online store. I will keep 30-50 books to sell at Romanian conventions which are Nijikon, Comic Con and Otaku festival. So if you're romanian or intend to go to these convention then that's the only other time you can buy my art book
Actually this is where the idea to make an art book came from in the first place. To have something that sums up my work since i started digital art, at my stand at conventio
Art and not giving upDear, deviantart fellow artists
As artists we are constantly self-aware and seek for improvement and support. But there are times when it feels like everything falls apart, when things go wrong and doubts overwhelm us.
But we have to stay strong and continue.
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
No one likes to fail. Yet, when it happens, we learn so much. For example – my first “inspiring” journal series where such a failure. But I kept going, as I have always had. As long as I can motivate, help and inspire others, through my journals or art, that’s what keeps me going. Also – things can go wrong all the time – the painting software could crash, ink can get accidentally spilled or It’s possible to unintentionally ruin the painting. It happens. Go through the struggle;
Giveaway! Points, cash and art!Edit 3: I'm currently going through everyone's subscriptions to make sure I have everyone's youtube account linked to their dA's so that I don't leave anyone behind! Be patient with me <3
Edit 2: we're almost there! We're already at 145 subscribers The ultimate prize is unlocked at 200! So close!!
Edit: I've reached 100 subscribers! Thank you to everyone who helped me!! <3 The ultimate prize is unlocked at 200 subscribers so let's keep going :iconepichigh5plz:!
Hello my loverlies!!
Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the little things in life!
I decided to host a giveaway so if you want to participate keep reading!
What you have to do
Contest - A dream come true +70$ Price list!Updates:
17. aug. Date changed so its easier to understand, and some misspelling fixed.
20. Aug. First participants added to the list.
Ongoing Giveaway: http://fav.me/d7vl0if
Art / Story / Comic Contest!
Ok, its time for an another contest. It have been some months since the last one, and im sorry for that, that goes to all my followers. Hopefully will I get more active again now. I did think for a long time for the theme for this contest, and I wanted something that's not used to much, but at the same time something everyone can use as an idea for their entry. I hope everyone like it. Its always hard to make a prize list to, that everyone is happy with. Some smaller prizes, and more winners, or a bigger prize, but less winners. Some people thinks "... why should I, I gonna lose anyway.. But wait, as much as 10 entries wins a prize, maybe i should join after all!," and others think "... Only 20$, no
CI Give away(Help needed) ends 20 SeptemberHello dear members,
it's time for a new give away
Edit : the journal has been updated with last months winners
Rules of the Give away .
to enter in this give away fav and comment on the journal below this is important because you need to get a number from me(if you don't comment you cannot get a number and not win)this give away is only open for members,contributors,admins,and co founders of CI (in order to enter join Creation-inspiration: (excludingmariridoodleparadise and Tsuki-SoraRuki (both accounts are from Me)if you are a member and want to give it to a friend we accept it just let me know in a comment.at the end of the giveaway winners will be randomly chosen (with random.org)you must be a member of deviantart for at least two weeks in order to enter in this contest!write anything you want on this blog no mean,or rude comments
very special thanks to my donators for this month we can continue
Glitch's Clothing Design Contest (USD Prizes) Introduction
It was nearing time for the new term to begin, and as always, Glitch wanted to change his outfit...
After all, that one got a little wrecked in the tournament. Oops.
And why not? He would be earning his degree in Elementalism the next term, and who wouldn't want to look absolutely STUNNING for graduation? Surely not him, as looking into obtaining interesting clothing for graduation was a high priority.
This is a drawing contest where you design a new outfit for Glitch, the elementalism student teacher of :iconotherworlde:! He tends to change his outfit often and he's looking for a couple new ones to add to his closet. Therefore, your task -- if you choose to accept it -- is to design a new outfit for Glitch to proudly wear in the next term, when he plans to earn his academy degree.
Simply draw Glitch in an outfit of your design and you
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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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More