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Will return - Just needing a break - UPDComing Back
I am working on coming back full time this weekend... The divorce is hitting me hard and it is going to be a long and difficult road. But I am doing much better - thank you all so much for your wonderful support and kind words. It means the world and really does make things seems much less awful
So, I have a logo to finish for a business and my OSI Entry. I will also be doing some Tumblr and FB uploads as well as a few shares to Twitter. I also need to catch up and update dAWishingWell and SenshiEvolutions - that will be a few days work lol
The Coming Weeks of March
I will be working on some adopts and designs for PrettyGuardianDesign as well as working on some gifts for some fantastic people - at the top of my list right now is dedizenoflight as I want to contribute to her care package in the best way possible. My website kind of took a backseat (was supposed to be finished by March 15th).
The 'Free' Artist's Toolbox for Digital Artists
Welcome to projecteducate 's topic: The Free Digital Arts Toolbox!
Not all artists can or want to pay for expensive programs like Photoshop or PaintTool SAI, expensive hardware like Wacom Tablets, or premium stock for poses, brushes, patterns, backgrounds, etc. How is an artist wanting to work in digital media supposed to operate while keeping their finances under control? THAT is exactly what we will be discussing - and until 2014 when my own family bought me tools and programs I had wanted for a long time, I worked my digital media magic using mostly free programs, methods and resources.
Photoshop and PaintTool SAI are amazing - no doubt. But they are not the only programs available that can edit pho
SuicideA permanent solution to a temporary problem.
There aren't many things in life that set me off. Some of my watchers know that defamation and libel do, cancer does, religion and politics do, and so does outright lying. Suicide threats also piss me off... because I like to think that people aren't so hateful as to throw suicide out there "because they are mad at someone." But that is not the case.
Suicide IS SERIOUS. As a Reverand, I have helped council suicide survivors before. That kind of thing can really break your heart and the hearts of every person touched (directly or indirectly). Using suicide to garner attention, sympathy or whatever is disgusting. When one person cries wolf about committing suicide, those who show the warning signs for real are often written off as fakers and end up dying when they could have been saved.
Being MAD about something is NO REASON TO EVER POST A JOURNAL
Spammed Ya With Photos!Taking Photos at Oaklawn Again
I was out with the ponies today. I got a couple I would like critiques on if anyone is willing I do want to improve my ability in photography and these are notoriously difficult photos to take since these horses run so darn fast!
So I finished my Dezi NGC 6656 chibi - a day late but I think it will still be okay. I am working on a logo for a client right now, have a plushie to do, am working on a side project for an awesome myth/fairytale senshi inspired from Japan called the Bamboo Cutter, and will be finishing the Secret Sweetie valentine this weekend.
Shortly after that, I will have a bust lineart for free use (senshi and not) for February and will double-time it on that darn Chibi Senshi PSD I want to do (that is taking forever!). Plus I have gifts
Happy Valentine's Day to Dezi and her Army!Dezi's 1st Day of Chemo is done...
Pray, wish, send positive thoughts... Whatever it is you do, do it. Join us in hoping dedizenoflight doesn't have terrible side-effects from the chemo. She braved her first battle with it saying only, "It feels weird." She is strong, so let's be strong with her. Keep that support coming!
Speaking of support...
We will be sending a care package to Dezi... Not sure when, but at some point. If you want to make something for her, please just send the group a note or message us on our Facebook page! To keep from the masses having her home address, we will have people ship their creations and a letter to Dezi to one of the admins closest to them who will then ship it on to Dezi and her family. ACEOs, paintings, art prints, crafts, cards, letters... just no food please (or perishables). We already have some gifts incoming: just received a hand crocheted hat with flower for Dezi today! Big thanks t
So Much Happening This Week!And the week is almost over!!! :C
Art for Anna
I am working on a chibi of NGC 6656 for the Messier-Senshi project to honor and support dedizenoflight . I will finish it... I just don't know if I can get it done on time (has to be done tonight in time for Valentine's Day to be included in the final artwork). Please cross your fingers for me! Also, today was her first day of chemo :C Join me in wishing dedizenoflight a swift recovery on day 1 of a long hard journey. Here's to hoping she doesn't have horrible side-effects from the chemo.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Yep, it's that time of year! This is my first year being married on Valentine's Day (probably still not gonna get anything lol) XD For all of you out there who are single or just hate the holiday, I hope you at least have a good non-lovey-dovey day so as
Comm Clarification and NewsKidding, there is no news :3
I do not send physical works to any address ever except ACEOs.
I only accept points and PayPal. Period.
I don't want your giftcards.
Thanks for offering tho.
Plushies and shirt designs are digital.
Not physical custom made stuffed dolls or wearable shirts.
Sorry. I am not quite that epic (but close) XD
If you don't like my style, don't commission me please.
I won't draw like another artist because you can't afford to commission that artist but you want their style of art. :/ I am starting to feel a little trolled by these requests.
Yes, you have to pay for commissions.
They are commissions.
Not gifts, requests, collabs or art trades.
FULL Payment is expected before work is finished.
Yes, if you want me to paint a rock for you, I will.
But you will have to pay
New Update from Dezi and Some Better News!Dezi has an update for us!
You can read her update on her dA page dedizenoflight (and on our Facebook page) but as a quick recap in case you can't get there RIGHT NOW but want to know the good news, she saw her chemo and surgery doctors the other day and they say she may not lose her arm, that she may not have to be in the hospital full time and that her survival rate looks more like 60-80% instead of just 60% as she was originally told. She also has a hairy surprise :3
Hashtag #WeFightForAnna and #WeFightForDezi on Twitter!
Donate to help Anna (aka dedizenoflight) on GiveForward.
No Cash? Please consider a 100 point
Feature! Be Inspired!It isn't often our group is brought a wonderful project that helps members of the community to feature, but today we have just such a project...
Who inspires you and why?
Do you inspire someone? How would you know?
Now on it's 8th volume, Bonelos has create a recurring series that can answer those three questions for anyone in the deviantART community. Take some time to think about who inspires you and stop by to nominate that person to be featured. And take a look at who is being featured and how they are inspiring others. Learn from them and be that positive change and force behind this amazing community!
Need Comments? Look Here!Hey all! I've gotten pretty bored so I wanted to find some galleries to comment on. What better place to start then my watchers and their friends?
All you need to do is comment below, with a link to your gallery or a specific piece you'd like a comment on. Simple enough, right? You don't need to return the favor, but it's appreciated Be sure to give this journal a so maybe more people will see it and participate
If you think one of your friends might like a few comments too, feel free to direct them to this journal, and I'll happily send a few their way!
This being said, please be patient with me. I promise you'll at least get one comment, more if I have the time.
So what are you waiting for? Get posting!
Traditional CollageDefining Traditional Collage
Collage derives its name from the French verb coller, meaning to glue. Collage Art is formed by the the addition of an unlimited variety of already finished materials, substances and/or objects. The range of materials is truly unlimited and the subject is only to the limited to the individual artist's imagination. Paper, pictures and other materials are glued to a base surface. This may be canvas, wood or paper.
How To Create A 2D Collage
When creating a Collage the artist may use anything that can be easily glued to paper, canvas or wood. The same types of raw materials are glued to the board to form a picture or design. Some examples of materials may be:
Construction paper, paper bags, tissue paper, mar
Chibi Art Raffle♦ H O W T O E N T E R
• Simply fave this journal to get a number.
• This raffle is for watchers only.
• Sharing this raffle will help me out, I would appreciate it alot, but you don't have to if you don't want too.
♦ E N D D A T E
• This raffle will end on 31st of march
♦ P R I Z E
• There will be 2 winners chosen with random.org
• Each winner will get one chibi like this;
good luck!! ; 3 ; <333
if i get less than 10 people entering it will be cancelled.
1,500 Watchers 300 point giveaway!!!Hello everyone. As thanks for helping me hit 1,500 Watchers I am going to give away 100 points to 3 deviants!
Seriously, thank you all so much Oh and another thanks for suggestions on what to do for future art challenges, I really like a lot of them and will soon make a list to show which I will be doing in order.
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:
1. You must be a Watchers, this is a reward for you guys.
2. Fave this journal (this is how you get your number)
3. Comment on this journal, anything you like, just so long as it is appropriate
That's all. Remember, if you don't do the above you can't qualify, sorry. Also, you don't have to make a journal about this, but if you did that would be awesome.
I will draw the winners using a random number generator on MARCH 13.
Yay! Plushie Giveaway!you like free stuff? I like free stuff! in fact I'm giving away some free stuff!
What free stuff am I giving away exactly? Well, to help spread the word for the grand opening of my Etsy shop, I'm giving away to two lucky people 1 free amigurumi plushie commission, and 1 free plushie from my shop.
♥-How to enter-♥
- Favorite this journal for 1 entry
-make a journal about this giveaway, and comment below with the link for 2 entries
-reblog and like this post for 2 entries. you can only reblog once!
- Follow me on Tumblr for 2 entries! Your blog has to have been active for at least a month to count as an entry.
- Watch me on DA for 2 more entries! Again your account has to have been a
Chat + Forum Newsletter: January, FebruaryThe chat and forum have been busy for both the Community Volunteer team and the deviantART community these past few months! If you are interested in either the chat or forum, then this newsletter is for you!
Chat Event Calendar
January and February saw an influx of chat events from the Galleries, in particular the Digital Art Gallery, Photography Gallery, Traditional Art Gallery and Literature Gallery! Traditionalists have been especially busy, hosting a chat event in :#communityrelations: once every two weeks. Check out their schedule for more information!
Give us your thoughts on what kind of chat events you would like to participate in most via our
M/A Repeating Contest: March 2014!Monthly Repeating Manga & Anime contest!
Hello hello! It's time to start the March Contest!! Are you excited?? Keep reading to see what we will be doing this month!
First things first, though. It's time to announce the winners of the previous contest!
Princess Ylla by Ria-Chan143
That reading spot, that reading time by ReversedClock
Contest Entry for M/A Repeating Contest February by AsahinaX
Thank you all so much for entering! You can view all the Glasses Contest Entires Here
A little F.A.Q before we get started :iconjumpingla-plz:
How does this work?
Every month I'll give you a theme and you'll have to create a Manga/Anime styled entry according to it
Is Fan Art or Fan Characte
GIVEAWAY! Win one LARA CROFT NECKLACE + 100 POINTSHello everybody!!!
The SHOP is finally open again and to celebrate it I want to give another chance to win one of my necklaces also to my watchers on DA!
Yes because you can already win the Tomb Raider replica necklace on the Facebook page of the shop: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=651012351603063&set=a.555300187840947.1073741871.512223098815323&type=1&relevant_count=1
So if you have both FB and DA you can win 2 of them!
With this giveaway there will be 3 winners and the prizes are:
1st place: One handmade Lara Croft Tomb Raider necklace replica
2nd place: 65 Deviantart points
3rd place: 35 Deviantart points
What are the rules to partecipate at this giveaway?
You need to:
Favorite di journal+Watch my Deviantart pageComment this journal
If you want to write a journal about the giveaways or tell to a friend or share it you are fre
- JOIN THIS GIVEAWAY! -So Topher (:iconabsolutelybutter and I have been thinking and we've decided to have a little give away.
What we're giving away is around 1,040 points and some artworks
★You MUST be watching both Absolutelybutter and myself.
★You MUST favourite this to let us know who's in or not.
★You MUST share this.
★Please comment when these steps are taken and completed!
★You can only be entered once
★If you miss a step, we will inform you, if you do not correct it, you will be disqualified
★Winners are not chosen by us, we will use a generator to select the names at random for us!
★Prizes may be changed! (We may add small things or change the amount of points depending on if anyone donates!)
* 1st winner - 500 points, Detailed, full body + background art of their character.
* 2nd winner - 400 points and to
12 Best Practices for Online Communities (like dA)Full story title: "Twelve best practices for online customer communities" --> Yep, the kicker is #3: "3. Active community management is essential. ...most customer communities lack proper management. Communities are indeed self-organizing, but like community of any kind they require active administration, management, and moderation or the community will devolve into a least common denominator environment where abuse, spam, neglect, inactivity, and poor behavior of a few go unaddressed and drive away productive participants."
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More