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Flash mob!I got tagged by tatasz
The rules are really simple!
You have to paste the thumbs of 2 or 3 deviations of yours, that you posted around this date a year ago.
Then you tag 5 friends, and they shall do the same thing in their journals.
Let's see what comes out
July 29th 2013... hmm. Well we have nothing between July 23rd and August 18th XD
Back from the WeekendI had a great time with SpiritLullaby in Ottawa this past weekend. The weather was cool but otherwise nice for us for the whole weekend, which was good. We walked around a lot and Spiritlullaby took a lot of photos (I'll bug her for some when she gets in from work).
Friday night was spent trying to find food downtown at 9PM; nothing but McDonald's and bars were open XD Not even a 24 hour Tim Horton's, which is a crime in our nation's capitol We also made good use of the hotel cable and watched more TLC than is healthy in a 24 hour period XD
We made the walk to Gatinaeu, Quebec on Saturday and had a really great time at the Canadian Museum of Natural History. I loved the amount of interactive elements that they had as well as the sheer scope of history and culture covered.
We had our expensive dinner night on Saturday at a restaurant called Carmello's and the food was amazing. One of the best pricey meals I've ever had.
Fan Art Friday: Summer Special Edition2Fan Hello and welcome to the 50th edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week is a little different however. This week will be our Summer Special Female Pin Up edition Using the words pin up very loosely here!
Beach Girls by kyuubikun Lust Fullmetal Alchemist by RikaMello Soul Calibur IV - Amy by fatalis-sacristia Michiru by Marristia
On the meds and other thingsI'm now up to three different medications per day and the side effects, while bad over the weekend, actually seem to be subsiding. It'll be a while before I know whether or not they'll be affecting my mood, but at least I know that I am tolerant towards them, which is one step in the right direction.
Still waiting to hear back on the job front; Friday at earliest did not happen. Because it's a talent pool and we'll have an ordered standing, I know I will hear something, I just really want it to be now XD
I'll be going up to Ottawa with SpiritLullaby this weekend. We just want to get away and have a stress free time to relax. We have tickets to go to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. We're also hoping to meet up with Northfarthing for a little while We'll be back Sunday and no worries, Fan Art Friday will continue on as normal
Fan Art Friday: Summer Special Edition1Fan Hello and welcome to the 49th edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week is a little different however. This week will be our Summer Special Male Pin Up edition as suggested by alexandrasalas Using the words pin up very loosely here!
Levi heichou - after the rain by Rin-Shiba Alucard - Casttlevania LoS2 by Esther-Sanz astray by Flayu Snakeman's Dance Kuroshitsuji by Ero-Pinku Haine by kanapy-art
Fan Art Friday: Sword Art OnlineFan Hello and welcome to the 48th edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fan art from Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online - Alfheim Online - Asuna by Xeno-Photography Kirito - Sword Art Online by PhantomLex Sword Art Online - All Bosses by Nick-Ian Sword Art Online - We're Friends Right? by imari-yumiki Sword Art Online, Heathcliff Armor by EminenceRain
Fan Art Friday: MaleficentHello and welcome to the 47th edition of Fan Art Fridays I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart of Maleficent
Maleficent by MaGLIL Maleficent by Regaux Maleficent by cameronpluswhitney Angelina Jolie Maleficent custom doll by midnightstrinkets Maleficent, join to the dark side -Sleeping beauty by Giorgiacosplay
Group Update - Features, Admins, etcSorry for the radio silence, I had a hell of a year and I am just getting my bearings back. Below will be a feature of art from the year I have missed
I need a couple of people to approve group submissions; please note the group if you have the time
I'm sorry for anything that has expired. Anything that has been declined without reason given is probably a violation of the group's rules. So please read the rules if you haven't already Also, if you are submitting a drawing/painting (be it digital or traditional, anime or some other style), please put it in the Fan Art category when you upload it to dA!
Would anyone be interested in a summer art trade or collab? If so, please let comment If you have other ideas for a group event, feel free to share
Happy (belated) Canada DayDidn't log on last night due to migraine, so happy belated Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians.
I spent the last couple of days with SpiritLullaby and her mother, who came up to visit on her vacation. We sort of just went around town on Monday (and ended up buying an air conditioner XD). Yesterday we went to the market, the Canada Day parade, the art in the park festival and the Penitentiary Museum. One of the workers there was a former guard and he shared a lot of interesting stories (if you're into crime stories). It was nice to just go out as a family and do normal family things, since I haven't really had that since before my mother was diagnosed with cancer. Not blaming anyone for it, just didn't realise how much I would miss doing those things.
Camp NaNoWriMo started yesterday. My goals are to revise the November novel now that I have some feedback and to try to write a Novella of some sort. We'll see how this goes XD
You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
Avoid That dAramaAnyone who has been an internet user for a period of time should know that drama is one of the hallmarks of the absolutely wonderful technology that allows us to be connected 24/7. It's like glitter, one moment all you see is just a fleck of it then suddenly, it's everywhere. DeviantArt is chock full of massive amounts of it (drama, not glitter!) at any given time, so let's talk about what you need to know to avoid it (aaaand what to do if you find yourself in it)!
I just caused the argument because... I wanted to get more pageviews, I wanted to be popular, for the lulz, I was bored
I ALWAYS have to reply
If you think the interwebs is the only place you'll find people you don't agree with, I think it's time you spent a little more time away from your computer. First off, let me say that there's nothing inherently wrong about disagreeing with someone. Nothing at
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
Anime and Manga DD round up, July 2014:iconcinyu:
Features by cinyu
The Golden Yard by Naschi:Dear Old Memories - You ~ Youko: by Nacura-G
Karasutengu by ASingleGiraffeSV - hoshino-arashi by silvi-silvimemory f i s h by Gasara
Lia by OXMirukuBP: HBD JOHN by tooaya
Comm: sugarella by ikr:: y o u t h f u l. d a y s :: by hitogataDreamScape by muhoho-seijin
10.07.14 by Asa-tan[PFFK]Chapter III:Bloody Sun by laziesheavenA vampire never dies by Pemiin
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
CI Monthly Feature #24Hello dear members and watchers,
Another article featuring works from our CI members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to our +40k watchers and the whole community!
HOW CAN I GET FEATURED?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
LUGGAGE FOR THE DANCER IN RED - 13-2014
the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
A. by ValeriaVi at the window by JakezDaniel A. by ValeriaVi
A whiter shade of pale by Barnum60 life philosophy by tuminka
Streetside Stories: MonochromeAligopter by - DougNZ
by - dmitryzhkov
The Look Out by - PatrickMonnier
:: ghost town by - noahsamuelmosko
\-ooby - DinoKose
2by - Henzonlee
shemsby - arslanalp
The hand of the player by - mariomencacci
Childhoodby - IFedorovskaya
The Unseen Stock - July (ll)Model
Unicorn 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock Little Forest Fairy_4 by anastasiya-landa
Crimsonella stock 6 by charligal-stock Downward Glance by Danika-Stock Woodland Archer 4 by IthiliamStock Double Agent 03 by Null-Entity
Snow Scape 4 by Ardenstock Tree 09 by cemacStock Waterfall Black Forest Triberg by BVFoto Dry Hill2 by oddmountain
A word on DD SuggestionsIt's already in my guidelines, but the past couple of months worth of suggestions make me think this needs to be explicitly stated. Art that used references in its creation needs to have the references credited or else I will not DD it. Since November I have received nearly 50 photorealistic fan art suggestions with no references credited. I don't want to have a blanket no to photorealistic DDs but it is obvious when a reference is used to create that realistic look and it is only fair and honest if that reference is credited. It also keeps accusations of theft and tracing down, which in turn, keeps everyone happier.
So if you see an awesome photorealistic fan art piece that you HAVE to suggest but it lists no references, can you kindly ask the artist, politely, about references before suggesting it? That way credit is given where credit is due and the chance of them getting DD increases, so everyone wins
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