Traditional Art Is The Beginning
How you know, very artist start in the traditional art, the notebook and the pencil are the tools of every artist, today I would like ask you, Are you still using paper and pencil???
Watcher milestone - 800 POINT [+?] GIVEAWAY!Please follow the rules on the journal linked below on how to enter!
.:PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAYS!:.SECOND DRAW!
THE WINNERS OF THE SECOND GIVEAWAY HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
Keep a close eye for the revealing of the third giveaway!
Please check out my art!
Good luck everyone!
Please check out this journal entry for more information! Here's the link in case that doesn't work:
My name is Koikii but you can call me Ame. I don't know about you, but I love making people happy! So! I decided that since some people can't get PM's, I'd host a monthly giveaway in which everyone can enter!
Please do not enter on this blog- comment on my journal! Otherwise you won't receive a number and you won't be entered into the draw!! COMMENT ON THE JOURNAL! COMMENT ON THE JOURNAL! P
What is your Favourite Animated Serie??
Korra: Spirit Power by SolKorra
Korra by GENZOMAN
Aang by vesner
Aang by Felsus
Aang and Katara by Kuro-Akumako
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMATED SERIE??
PLEASE COMMENT WITH THIS AND A DRAW IF YOU WANT
An OC Much ArtistsAn amazing OC, Much Artists
[ Qzayl ] by Inconcabille
[ Imagine | Believe | Achieve ] by Inconcabille
[ LOK OC - Qzayl ] by Inconcabille
YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT COULD BE AT RISK! PLEASE READ!!THIS HAPPENED TO ME AND MY MUM EARLIER TODAY. PLEASE READ TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO YOU TOO!!
1000 Points GiveAway!!!!!! CLOSEDHi Everyones!!! :icondragonhi:
How Are You???
Today a new Give Away Starts Again
Is very simple
1. Watch me :iconsolkorra:SolKorra (Obligatory)
2. Fav This Journal (Obligatory)
3. Comment this journal, If you want, Inviting 3 friends or deviants you want, with :dev : or :icon : code.
4. Fav This Draws, If you want
~Choose Your Best Art~ 6th Edition .:CLOSED:.
:icondragonhi: Hi Everyones! A new "Choose your best Art"
You can win the post of your best Art in a Journal
We've 5 places for 5 winners.
How to Participe?
Is very simple
1. Comment This Journal With the link of your best art work. (Not Forget, We need it for create the journal)
(Only premium members)
2. Add to your Favourites this Journal (Not forget it, with the fav you get your number for the raffle)
And this is all!
Remember All Can Participate!
23 : Art Features and GiveawayHey everyone~!
First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! You've no idea how it made me happy!!
Yep, I turned 23 yesterday. I feel so old already.
Secondly, because it's my birthday, I decided to hold a giveaway and an art feature!
For the giveaway, I will choose 23 people and each of them will receive 50 .
Simply this journal so you can get a number, and the winners will be chosen via random.org.
I really love doing art features, and I hope you could check out these amazing pieces and artists, and give them some love!
23 PIECES FROM ARTISTS THAT I THINK DESERVE MORE LOVE
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
Point Commissions OPENEDIT: I've added a new type of commission!
These are my official commission prices for paying with points!
I do not draw anything violent, bloody, or inappropriate. No muscles, extreme yaoi and yuri...
I will ONLY do ANIME and PEOPLE if you suggest an animal, anthro, or anything else, I will decline.
I will choose between full-body or half-body, but 99% of the time, it will be FULL-BODY. (Unless it is the traditional sketch which will most likely be half body)
If possible at all, please pay your commission using the commission widget on my profile
Also, just a little note from experience: for sketches/line-arts, the more complex the character, the better!
And boys for me dont always turn out right fyi.
50 :iconnaturedivider1plz: Digital Headshot:
[Point Right] 100 [Points]:icon
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART Identity
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
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FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
PE: Adoptables[deviantART related]
Adoptables are Original Characters, short OC, created by one deviant to be obtained by others.
There are different ways of how to get hold of them, that will be explained in detail further below of this article.
While the copyright and the idea remains to be property of the adoptable creator, the new owner usually has the right to do "whatever they want" with the OC.
That means, they can change certain characteristics of the overall look, can give them names, can create background stories and everything else that makes them a complex character. Additionally to that they can use that adopt to be used as avatars, in new artworks, as page dolls, as characters in stories or RPG and much more.
Of course there are still rules by the original creator that should be followed.
Mostly people who are not much into visual art and those that have a hard time to come up with original characters themselves do benefit from them. Adoptables are always pre-made and that means you al
Seniority Announcement - June 2012
This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 900 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice t
CSS Did You Know? - April 9th, 2013Volume 8
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK.
CSS-DYK by bradleysays
Tiered Classes by GillianIvy
CSS Did You Know? has it's own group now. Be sure to watch or join CSS-DYK for the latest CSS news and our weekly CSS Did You Know? articles.
You can become a regular writer of the CSS DYK Articles! Just apply to be a "Writer" via the join group button.
Cleaning up how you write your CSS can really make it easier to read and edit later on down the road. Removing duplicates, grouping similar coded classes together, and less code to write
Give a Warm Welcome to the New Alpha Testers!Hey Everyone
It's finally time! After much deliberation we are finally ready to announce the new alpha testers!
First off, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who applied, we had almost 450 applications There were lots really tough decisions to make to try and get that number down to a mere 20 alpha testers!
So without further ado, give a hearty congratulations to:
Thanks again to all those who applied, if you didn't make it this time, don't be disheartened there will be other chances to apply in the future, and in the meantime there will still be some exciting and awesome beta projects for you all!
A Guide to TutorialsStock & Resources
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
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
Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
Lit: Characters and SettingsGallery Descriptions Month
Have you ever wandered through the Literature Gallery here on dA and wondered what the Characters & Settings sub category was for? Then ask no more. It should almost be obvious what goes in here, but let's play dumb for a minute.
The Characters & Settings gallery is NOT for your prose, poetry or scripts. Finished stories or poems don't belong here. They belong in their own categories. Here, we should find character information. Well what is character information:
Characters Sheets. Any character sheet that you've completed for your character(s) and would like to share. Blank sheets should be submitted to the Resources & Stocks > Tutorials > Writing gallery.Character Profiles or Biographies. You wrote a short description or history for your character but it won't be included in the final cut of your story.
Literary Terminology GuideLit Basics Week
This will be a straightforward article that lists some basic literary terms (in alphabetical order) that can be found in, well, literary works. You could use some of these terms to write a spectacular poem or prose piece about cake.
Before we get started, head on over to this other PE article that lists a BUNCH of Poetry Terms and Techniques.
An item of soft, sweet food made from a mixture of flour, shortening, eggs, sugar, and other ingredients, baked and often decorated. Also known as the first half of my otp.
A narrative that has multiple layers of meanings. Allegories are written in the form of fables, parables, poems, stories, and almost any other style or genre. The main purpose of an allegory is to tell a story that has characters, a setting, as well as other types of symbols, that have both literal and figurative meanings.
A reference to someth
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere"Trigger warning."
If you browse art on dA or Tumblr, you've probably seen these words before.
What exactly is a trigger?
Triggers come in multiple flavors.
Trauma triggersA person who has experienced a severe traumatic event—which isn't just limited to war veterans—may find that a particular sensory experience sends them back to that trauma. Although as camelopardalisinblue rightfully points out, it may not always be a full-scale flashback. Plenty of grey areas. Learn more about PTSD here.
I knew someone who had been abused in a room with fish-themed wallpaper. (Details changed to protect privacy.) So while something like the Jesus fish was tolerable because it was so abstract, they found real fish uncomfortable, and sudden exposure to a similar type of fish drawin
Writer's Block: Of Course It's RealLiterature Basics
Ever feel like no matter what you do, you just. can't. write?
You're not alone. Many other writers have been in the same situation, left frustrated and exhausted trying to get through this. But what can you do about it?
What is Writer's Block?
According to wikipedia
"Writer's block is a condition, primarily associated with writing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition ranges in difficulty from coming up with original ideas to being unable to produce work for years.
Steps to Overcoming Writers Block
Quit. At least for now, take a step back and breathe. The more you struggle the more worked up you become and the worse the block seems to get. Before anything else, give your mind a break for a bit and come back. Sometimes that's all you even need to do. Remember, your mind, just like your body needs rest.
Watchers Feature+Point Giveaway! #2 *CLOSED/WINNERCommission Me!
Hey guys! I'm getting close to 3500 watchers (wow!) so I thought I'd go ahead and
give a little back again to ya'll by featuring some of your works and giving away some points!
Yays sisters by PattyHtf16 C o l o u r y o u r w o r l d by missjorose2011 notebook vol.5.1 - sold by Hidanna Sunshine by catineli Oc-HDA Alexa by alexala O look a new icon by AlphTheBro Whats wrong by Fiya-Bratbat
Art and dealing with struggleDear, deviantart fellow artists
There is a lot of stress and struggle in our everyday lives. Anxiety, resistence, doubts, self-loathing.. but how to deal with them and make the art we are really excited about?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
People strive so much for the easiest ways to achieve something, the fastest way to get to results, to get the reward without actually doing things .. but, as soon as there needs to be a hard work put in the process, as soon as it happens to be more difficult along the way, we tend to get frustrated and give up, because of not seeing instant results right away.
It takes time.
Whether it's developing new skill, working on new project - meaningful things so often take a lot of patience in order to make them. Overnight success happens so rarely and mostly for those, who work extremely hard on their cr
Free Lessons: How Use GIMP?Would you like to go into more depth in the world of digital art?
Take a fast lesson on how to use an image editor as good as photoshop and free.
Made With GIMP:
Legendary Avatar by SolKorra
Shinobi Art Online by Koikii
Koikii The Trainer by Koikii
PEACE by Koikii
KORRA X NARUTO - Crossover by Koikii
My OC by Koikii
.:Please don't destroy our future:. by Koikii
Enjoy in this amazing World!!!