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#Stories4PhWe just launched a new project via Edgar.
Are you an artist offering commissions and some proceeds will go to an organization to help the victims? Share it!
Are you here in the Philippines who invited some friends and helped repacked goods? Share it!Do you want to say something about climate change and how we can minimize these tragic experiences? Share it!Do you wish to say anything as we bring along postivity, message of hope and encouragement to those who need it? Share it!
These are just some of the instances as to why we started this project. We hope to collect stories that we can use to rebuild hope, love, trust and optimism especially to those who are greatly affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
I do hope that you can help us gather stories because rest assured, these stories will eventually stay in our lives and will be forever here.
Hipster Jude + ContestHai everyone c:
My hipster me just too over my personality. I joined in a contest and I hope that you'll help me advance to the final stage c: Here's my entry:
it's supposed to be "live your dreams AND be with magic"
How to vote?
Go to this linkScroll down and you'll see this button at the bottom of the edited picture and click it
You will be redirected in a new page and they will ask for your email address. Just type it in there and we are all set!
Thanks guys c:
Do you love or would you like to love origami? Trust me, it's soooo lovable! My friend and the adorable `synconi is hosting a brand new origami challenge with the theme: Boldly fold as you'v
External Hard Drive problems: help neededHello!
Calling all geeks and all the techy guys out there :____:
I'll make this really short and quick. So the thing is, my hard drive is not responding. Though I can still see in the "Safely Remove" section on windows, my hard drive is not showing up on my Windows explorer. But when I checked the Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management, I saw this:
So the status of my HDD is now UNALLOCATED and I really don't want to repartition this as I will definitely lose all my files. I was able to still use this yesterday but after plugging it in in a Macbook Pro, i cannot access it anymore. We were able to do this without any problems before so I didn't have any "fear" of plugging it in a MAC laptop again. IDK if that was the reason, but it just happened that it was the case, so I am telling this as it might help us see the possibilities.
So my question i
20 truths, 5 lies game (WIN POINTS!) -Last dayEDIT: TODAY'S THE LAST DAY
`mirz-alt posted this on twitter and I thought that this is fun
So I still have some spare points here so I thought of having this as a contest as well. XD This is just for fun!
I will be posting 25 facts about me. But there's a catch. Only 20 things are the real "facts". Meaning, 5 out of 25 are lies.Figure out which among the 25 items are the lies. Just give me the numbers in the comments section.Deviants who will enumerate 5 lies in the comments below will be automatically included in the raffle. Answers with less than or more than 5 items will be disqualifiedOnly 1 comment per person. However, you can talk to other players by replying to their comments Once your guess is posted, I'll give you a number for the raffle.Have fun!
In the event that a person can guess all the lies correctly, he/she will win 200 points (only one person can win this)!
Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week RecapIt's been a great week!
To everyone, thank you so much for making the Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week a success! We appreciate all your support, article views, comments and favorites. I hope you guys learned many things in the past 6 days.
And many thanks to our lovely contributors who helped us a lot in making such wonderful articles for everyone Here's the recap of the articles from last week.
Articles, Features and Tips:
Also, we had a Caption Contest during this week and we are very pleased to announce the winners now:
First Place: =Armonah
"Her breath was so ba
From Opportunities to a Steady Wonderful Career
Samantha “Sam” Kallis is a Visual Development Artist at Sony Pictures Animation (Specifically for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2). She is also a part of the 2012 Nick Artist Program for exciting show projects such as “Spongebob Squarepants” and “Monsters VS. Aliens”. By being such a young professional, she encountered many opportunities in the past that helped her in building such strong foundations in achieving so many great things today, not only in her career, but also with finding something that she loves to do in order to be truly happy. With such an amazing and inspirational woman as Sam Kallis, I am very honored to present her for this interview as she talks about how to have the courage, the determination and the passion in fulfilling your dreams in life.
Website | Facebook |
Modern Day Cartoons: Insights with Arthur FongModern Day Cartoons: Insights with Arthur Fong
DeviantART community, I am very honored and very pleased to announce that for today, we will be having Arthur Fong, a visual development artist at DreamWorks Animation Studios. He is part of the team who made us giggle with The Croods and made us feel with so much awe in The Rise of the Guardians especially to all the Jack Frost Fans out there. The interview will be all about some insights on the modern day cartoons and to see how the persons behind the cartoon shows that we love work and how they put so much effort in making us smiles each time we watch such great movies and shows.
Website | Facebook
© All images and artwork are copyrighted Arthur Fong
Images were grabbed from Arthur's website (with permission)
Tips and Tricks on Successful Character CreationTips and Tricks on Successful Character Creation – An Interview with Wanchana “Victorior” Intrasombat
Wanchana “~Victorior” Intrasombat is a very talented illustrator, focusing on cute, whimsical and very imaginative artworks from Thailand. He is also a very talented concept artist and he is also well known for his wonderful character designs. Currently, he is working as a 2D freelance concept artist, character designer and illustrator and has been an art director/visual developer for a Coca-Cola commercial in Thailand.
Again, I am much honored to have this great experience of having this amazing guy for Cartoons and Comics Project Educate Week. The interview will be all about his ideas on character design and creation, tips and tricks and on how to have successful illustrations by bringing your own characters to life.
On Comics by David NamenadNote: This article was made by the awesome ~namenad so be sure to check his gallery for more comic goodness.
My name is David and I've been making the comic strip "The DaneMen" for the last 7 years.
It is a strange comic strip.
No story. No dialogue. No characters.
Stranger still, every single person in "The DaneMen" looks exactly the same.
Visit this gallery for examples.
This article is meant to briefly give you some advice about comics, and for me to feel self-important.
We are already off to a great start.
First, some quick advice:
1. Read Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud.
2. Carry a small notebook with you everywhere.
3. Give yourself a deadline and keep to it.
4. Share your artwork with the world (probably via the Internet.)
5. Haters gonna hate.
That last one is more of a
** 300 POINT GIVEAWAY! ** (3-ish days left!)Hello watchers, passerbyers, distant stalkers-
I feel REALLY bad for being AWOL from dA, the reason being partially for my laptop breaking again,
but this time for real ;n; In any case, I hope this will partially suffice for my leave..
300 Point Giveaway
HERE'S HOW THINGS WORK!
By COMMENTING AND FAVOURITING this journal, you are instantly entered to win 100! Yep, three winners total!
Your account must be at LEAST 2 months old.
You MUST have a deviantart icon and not the default one :icondefaultplz:
No using alternate/plz accounts for extra chances, I will find out.
What do I comment with?
Anything! Tell me a joke, what you're doing for the holidays, send me your favourite song, etc.
So as long as it's not a single word, plz icon, or emote, you should be fine!
Those who comment with a single word/plz/emote, <2 mont
300 Point Giveaway! You and a friend can win!Hello everybody! Welcome back for another FREE TO JOIN weekly giveaway!
Share the Christmas joy and win with a friend!
Check out the details below!
In the spirit of the season, i'm being more generous than ever- now doing more giveaways than EVER BEFORE. So you can go out there and buy something with these points! You can't take it with you, you know?
The winners from last giveaway are below.
~XScourge entered with ~graystorm1234 and both got 50
=a-kid-at-heart ~emocx // same as above
Our loner got 100 points. They are ~LilForgottenAngel
I bet you'd like to know how to enter, wouldn't you?
It's easy as 1-2-3.
2 pairs of people will win 50 points a piece. One lone winner will get 100 points.
How to enter:
1. This journal- This generates a list I can choose the winner from.
2. Be a watcher. (Ignore if already watching)- I would really appreciate it if you did, plus it's an easy way to s
Art and Music Contest ($500 in prizes)Art and Music are endless sources of inspiration, so let's have fun playing with them!
Choose an inspiring theme, then select a song and 3 artworks that go with your theme
Our judges will then select the best Entry and Finalists.
"'til Hell freezes over" Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP +30,000 Views
Theme Featured on the biggest dA group %GetWatchers Homepage
12 Month Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP + 15,000 Views
6 Month Premium Membership
1 Month GetWatchers VIP + 7,500 Views
Note: Third Place winner will be randomly selected among participants who have added this journal to their favourites.
How To Enter
1 Choose an inspiring Theme.
2 Select a song that inspires you and 3 Artworks related to your Theme (Artworks can be from your own
Free Christmas Raffle 1000 Point's
I've decided to give some points away, like a little present and also a thank you for my lovely watchers!
So, what do you need to do?
Be my Watcher.
Favourite this Journal
Create a Journal or a Poll about this Journal. (Comment with a link to the Journal/Poll)
How does it works?
I'll use a random number creator between one and the number of the favourites of this Journal ( = A Raffle-Number for you). There will be 2 Winner. I'll post the names of the winners in a Christmas Journal.
Place 1 will win 800
Place 2 will win 200
Good Luck ♥
Christmas Art/ Holiday Art Giveaway/ Features!Happy December everyone
Tis' the season t be generous, so of course I am holding a giveaway. Similar to the previous giveaway, there will be three winners. Only this time I will be giving away free art. For those of you who win I will draw whatever you like (as long as what you want doesn't break my rules, obviously. Max of three characters).
Entries will close on the 15th (so you have one week to enter). Winners will be chosen via Random.Org
HOW TO ENTER:
*Favourite this journal (this is how you get your number)
*Be a Watcher
*Make a journal advertising this journal, then link your journal in the comment section.
For everyone who enters, I will feature a deviation of yours in a future journal. So basically everyone who enters gets a feature at some point!!!
Merry Holidays everyone, I hope many of you choose to play. It will be fun, I swear!
How To Photograph Your Paintings
How To Photograph Your Paintings
In this article I want to discuss a common problem that some traditional artists have. That's photographing your paintings. Whether it be for selling prints or just getting your art noticed online the importance of having paintings look great is key. If your fortunate enough to have a scanner for smaller pieces then that's great! But if your working on large canvases or paper then you can run into issues. The most common problem artists have are Glare, Blur and Color. All of which will be discussed in this article.
Anyone who has worked with acrylics and oils knows what a problem this can be when your trying to take a picture of a painting. This is not as much a issues for a artist working with watercolors
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
❢ Quest Objectives
✒ Find 10 traditional artworks of your choice & taste
✒ publish a journal, in which you feature these artworks
in the most appealing way (using sta.sh is highly recommended)
✒ do so by Sunday, December 15th (afternoon, PST)
✒ comment on this
Giveaways NEED to STOP!Giveaways on deviantART need to stop! They're having a number of detrimental effects on the community at large. Within this article, I aim to discuss this problem, as well as provide alternatives for giveaways. I'll begin by outlining what a giveaway is, both in the real world and on deviantART; explain why giveaways are simply not for deviantART; illustrate my points with real-world examples; and then go into detail on what exactly the aforementioned detrimental effects are. Additionally, I will counteract a number of excuses people use for holding and entering giveaways; as well as offer alternatives to giveaways for both parties.
I know the article is quite long, but this is an issue which myself and a growing number of other community members feel to be important. But I promise, it doesn't actually take too long to read once you get going!
If you agree with my points in this article, or even simply find the debate interesting, I would appreciate
My Pixel Winter ContestTime has finally come to have our very own official pixel art contest to give away some prizes and share the love with pixel community!
Christmas and winter overall is, at least for me, a very merry time of the year - families come together to celebrate Christmas, children play outside and have fun building snowmen. We all celebrate this time of the year differently with our own traditions. And this is what we want to see from you. It doesn't matter if you are a pixel art wizard or someone who tries it for the very first time, create something awesome in pixel art and share your idea of a perfect winter with us.
You have almost one whole month to create your entry for this contest. Contest runs from 12th of December until 9th of January.
But before you start we have some rules for you to follow.
1. Entry has to be created for this contest and can't be taken from your old work.
2. You can't use any pre-made templates, bases, etc
Cartoons and Comics DD Roundup - January 2013Features by `jcroxas
Classroom Menace by ~TheRuud The Encounter by *LunaLouise
Superman/Wonder Woman-The Kiss by ~diabolumberto Merry-Go-Round by ~dogcanjump night-night by ~cosmococo
The Con by *patrickballesteros
Avengers by ~gleidsonaraujo Prisoner by choice by ~Gingashi
No shore and no seabed (ENG) by ~meissdes Warm time by ~yukiusagi1983 All I have - Part 3 - Page 8 by *Dedasaur
Conan the Conqueror by ~AdmiraWijaya
LithiumA single trickling rain drop
Like gossamer silk strands
Gliding along my third eye
Whispers wind's secret caress
I exhale. Lungs releasing-
Pressing translucent memories;
Fragment of a fragment
As water kisses rose petal,
Drifting down stream's curtain
Pretty little curtain.
Where the wizard lies.
He smiles up at me
With his monocled brow-
Sipping on warm tea
And fingers quacking casually
To the rhythm of his notes
This is a safe-zone. Free-zone.
Innocent eyes sparkle,
Imploring it to be true. I breathe.
Keep in Touch!
^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More