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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
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc.
And the most common
PureThe thing about getting known is that people say funny things to you. Most of it is bullshit. Some of it is true, and some of it is downward inconsiderate. Some of it does make me think, though.
One of those things said to me, a while ago, was that I wasn't so much of an artist.
That, despite the fact that I was decently known on the internet nowadays, I didn't make actual great art.
(The actual comment phrased it somewhere along the lines of "famous as hell, but still draws like a college art student")
And you know what I thought? This guy actually did have a solid point. The way he worded it down was just... not so clever.
Throughout my life I've seen people with great skills in everything. I've learned soon enough that people typically see themselves as either a left-brain or a right-brain thinker, meaning so much that their either go with logic or intuition, and are often either good with numbers or social skills/art (that come with that). While many of these tests whe
500 Point Giveaway #16: JulyHow to participate:
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10 points = 5 critiques / 10 comments / 10 watches / 40 llamas / 50 favs
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There will be a total of 15 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!
One 200 point winner
Four 50 point winners
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200 points giveaway!
Hello, I'm holding a 200 point giveaway for anyone and everyone that wants to participate. It is 100% free for anyone to join in and get the chance to win 200 points!
All you have to do to enter is favorite this journal
After you do that you are in the giveaway
You don't have to comment on this journal, watch me, or favorite any of my works to be in the giveaway (unless you want to do it, if you do I really appreciate it and thank you!)
I will be using random.org to pick the winner
Good luck to everyone and most of all have fun
My Facebook page please check it out and give it a like, I'd really appreciate it
Edit: People are asking about the end date,
Troll pollution?What's up with all the troll accounts of really bad taste lately?
I wish dA would simply ban these people, when they are polluting this site on purpose and act like total jerks screaming for attention? (I mean, it's not even funny at all.) There are these people I have to keep reporting, since they upload commissioned works and my clients are really unhappy about it. Once it gets taken down, I have to report it AGAIN AND AGAIN since it get reposted again!? I have MUCH better things to do than deal with kids like this.
And they accuse the real artists to steal from them when the trust is so obvious? What kind of trolling is that, are they even trying?
And the death threat jokes...
This have gone way too far beyond stupidity x__x
I'm not sure if people realise they can get in LEGIT trouble for doing things like this? (but they are probably too young and ignorant to care) are they really that desperate and have nothing better and productive to do? That's really... sad.
Now it's just extre
Art and overthinkingDear, deviantart fellow artists
There are times when everything goes well, but sometimes It's so easy to let those thoughts (whether caused by fear, life, problems etc.) to overcome your wilingness to do anything. So we let ourselves to get distracted, even though that's not what we really want to do. It's just easier. But we should not let overthinking to stand in our way.
People do tend to overthink all the time. Worrying about unimportant things, while doing nothing about solving actual problems. If there is anything that you think constantly about, that needs to be done - don't put it away till the later. It will only get worse. So often do we regret our decisions in the past, yet we are the only ones who can impact our future.
People also crave for disctractions. That's why probably social media sites are so popular these days. Watching youtube videos all day - It's inspiring to see how other people get success
White knightsI haven't spend much time on my computer last weekend, but enough to see that DeviantArt was kept busy by a troll that apparently did really well for as much as trolls can 'do well' on the internet. A little over 4000 pageviews in just 4 days the account is online proved not only the artists involved in the matter took offense... but apparently a lot of other DeviantArt members as well. Even those that seemed (to me at least) totally uninvolved with the troll or the particular type of art.
For those that wonder about the issue; It's about Foxbun's rather cynical joke about the 'closed species' matter. (I'm usually against name calling here. But this account has intentionally created for its goal. It has been all over the site already and would've been in the comments within 10 minutes, even without me mentioning here. I don't provide a link, though. Use your search engine if you want to research it.)
The term white knight is to most older members of DeviantArt (or the interne
The most amazing thing happened today!This morning, a guy rand my doorbell and i thought that was a little weird because i wasn't expecting anyone. He said he has a delivery for me with 2 tubes from deviantART. I was really surprised because i didn't remember giving my address (it was such a long time ago that i did probably) or didn't remember ordering anything and only until i opened them did i realize they were print gifts from my wishlist! But i have no idea who sent them :icontearyguyplz: They were both prints of this artwork
and i am not sure if there were too separate people who sent them (they appear to have been sent at different times) or one person. BUT WHOEVER YOU ARE THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU WONDERFUL PERSON!
The prints are amazing looking! Kudos to deviantART because the quality of the print is astonishing the prints are on material not paper and that not only makes them more durable but it also has a very neat oil painting feel to it.
This just made my week! I will
CI Give away(Help needed) ends 20 August
Edit: since my brothers laptop got broken he borrowed mine laptop.
the only computer I can use at the moment is my old computer and not fast at all
answering take sometime sorry for the display but I give everyone a number as I can
Hello dear members,
it's time for a new give away
167 people fave my last journal
but sadly 162 People only comment below
so 5 people didn't had a chance to win
so once again take a look at the rules of this give away bellow please remember you need to fav this journal and leave a comm
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
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
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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