WOO, BACK MOSTLY!!!I found out that it was my laptop mouse that was making the laptop run glitchy, so I tried my old mouse in, and it worked!So now that I have a smooth running computer, I can be back on here for at least the community part, but I just can't really do art until there is a new/fixed desktop because I have no good editing program on this laptop, and there is not enough space to download my project files on to here.So Sunday, I will be able to start up my "Emoticon of the Week" series again, and the 26th, I'll start up my "Fella Features You!" series. I missed my turn for deviant365 last, but some time in September it will be my turn again to do my contest/project.So, I noticed a lot of cool stuff has happened over the summer! Like Endorell-Taelos and Astralseed getting deviousness, Waluigi-Prower becoming the new emoticon CV, and the July 2014 Seniority (which included Eitvys200, rainylake TheGalleryOfEve, and simplys
Computer Problems SuckSo the computer ended up completely dying, and the laptop is being dumb, so I can't be doing my thing on here for at least a few weeks. I unfortunately can not write up any articles over my phone ,, , but I can over my laptop, it will just take a lot longer.>.> I can't promise being really active as I'd like to be on here until I get a new desktop.i know I've been saying that if be back full time and everything like twice now, but it's just been one thing after another this summer so far keeping me off here.I hope to see you guys more soon! Again, the computer gets replaced I will be able to be on here as much as I was able to before. Love you all! I hope you are having a great summer/winter!
Will be out for a little time longerHey!So I found out that I have another trip planned out this week, busy summer haha, so I will not be back full for like another week.>.>In other news though, I will not be making any art for some time because my desktop's hard drive went out, and my laptop mouse is really dumb, so making anything with it would be a real pain. I will be active otherwise tough when I get back.See you guys!
Fella Features You! Vol. 15Hey!This is a biweekly feature series, coming out every other Tuesday, that features art that YOU choose!After enjoying the art content below, feel free to comment on this article with up to 3 pieces of art (your own or somebody else's) you want to show up in the next issue!Here is what you chose last time! Watching from above - Dark Magician Girl Cosplay by 20Tourniquet02 In the grass - Dark Magician Girl/kuriboh Cosplay by 20Tourniquet02 ++Stud Muffin We Ravished++ by hissorihaka
Week 23, 2014 at #deviant365JuneWeek 23Hello deviants! We are on week 23 over at deviant365! Last week, we asked you to visit a gallery folder you would not normally visit, share a deviation you found from that gallery, and tell us a bit about your experience. whimandwonder completed the task, and won a 3 month Premium Membership for deviantART!VoxFour and Cisety also completed the task, and won 200 points!whimandwonder is a traditional artist that has been on deviantART for over 7 years. She does pencil drawings, watercolors, and even some literature and photography too. She has great art, so I highly recommend you check out her gallery, I'm sure you will find so
Emoticon Tournament 2014 PreparationsHey!So this summer, I am planning on hosting the 2014 Emoticon Tournament!It will be run much like last year, with maybe a few variations in the rules where needed based on last year.One of the major rule changes though this year, is that instead of there being initially one week to create your entry, there will be two weeks. Each round could last up to three weeks, if there is popular demand for a one week extension.I will start choosing judges, and maybe an assistant or two pretty soon, but I will not really start going big on planning until I get back full swing mid June. There will be judging applications as there were last year, so look out for those.So until then, I will start opening up donations for the event. So if you have some spare points, and want to help give this a head start, you can donate to my other account IceXDragon-Alt!Thanks everyone! I hope this year it will be very epic and fun!:
Weekly Hunt #124Every Friday, there will be a 'Hunt' for either the Most or the Least of something or other. It's a weekly (hopefully) fun activity, open to all, that will get you scouring deviantART for the best possible piece that fits the 'Hunt'.The person who suggests the best piece will get four of their art pieces featured on our page and, in return, the piece itself will also be featured on dAseniors' front page!Please suggest up to 2 pieces to this folder, not on this journal!(It will be automatically approved, so make sure you submit wisely. )Last time, we had the most...Amazing Lightning!Suggested by SilverInkblot Another Awesome Suggestion:
I won't be around much......for the next month or so.I haven't been spending many afternoons here at home as of late, so I haven't had much dA time as I have school stuffs in the morning. And right after school ends, I'll be helping out with a day camp for 2 weeks, and immanently after attend a week long summer camp in Ohio!So due to this, especially starting June 3rd, my activity here will be minimal. Never fear though, I should be back normally around the 21st, when I can be on here in the morning!I will though keep up with my articles, as I can just write schedule those on the weekend and they will post.Everyone, have an awesome week!
Fella Features You! Vol. 14Hey!This is a biweekly feature series, coming out every other Tuesday, that features art that YOU choose!After enjoying the art content below, feel free to comment on this article with up to 3 pieces of art (your own or somebody else's) you want to show up in the next issue!Here is what you chose last time! :Dream by ChiibixC Ruri by Sparkheart1 Shine Out Gold by mayuralover
DeviantArtist QuestionnaireHappy 15th birthday to DeviantArt! Who doesn't like a good quiz? How long have you been on DeviantArt?- 11 years!What does your username mean?- The Blue part comes from well when I dyed by hair blue at 12 my dad started calling me Blue. It miiiight also be my favourite colour The Destiny part I chose because I like the idea of destiny, where as fate is predetermined, you carve your own destiny, a meaningful path you have agency over. Describe yourself in three words.- Creative, Resilient, Growing.Are you left or right handed?- Right. My handwriting is actually pretty terrible What was your first deviation? A Final Fantasy IX Oekaki! I still kind of like it XD I thought I was bad to colouring because I spent ages choosing the colours XDWhat is your favourite type of art to create?- Art with meaning. To connect and talk through my drawings means so much to me If you could
QuestionnaireNow that BronyCon is over, I finally got a chance to check my inbox and I was overwhelmed (and overjoyed!) by all the mentions that I had from other people including me in their own questionnaire. Thank you so much! I was so happy reading each of your responses I was asked to participate in this event so here are my answers (fashionably late of course)!How long have you been on DeviantArt?I've been on DeviantArt for 11 years. I was pretty inactive for too much of that time which is unfortunate because I feel like I lost out on a lot of the community growth. Since 2009, I've tried to maintain a more active role in sharing art, support, and positive engagement.What does your username mean?It actually doesn't mean anything - just a silly name I've had for a long time and I can't shake it now even if I wanted to. The most frequent issue I get with the name is its pronunciation. It is "sow" "shin" Describe yourself in three words.
Using HTML on deviantARTHello!Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking. deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place? You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.Some basic htmlBold text: <b>insert text here</b> Result: Example textThis html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
500 Point Giveaway #17: AugHow to participate:1. Add this journal to your favs 2. Write a new journal about this giveaway, and include a Mention of me so that I receive a notification of your journal.3. Include what I do at dATrade. For example::icondatrade: is holding a 500 point giveaway! http://fav.me/d7v63stAt :devdatrade:, you can donate points for an easy way to receive watches, llamas, favs, comments, and critiques!10 points = 5 critiques / 10 comments / 10 watches / 40 llamas / 50 favsGo check it out today! The Prizes:There will be a total of 15 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!One 200 point winnerFour 50 point winnersTen 10 point winners:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondatrade: Alice
That's how you get pageviewsAnd here you have the number one question that people ask me:"How the hell did you get so many people to view your art? You're not even that good!"I can't do anything other than honestly admitting that I'm not that good at art. I'm not some awesomely skilled concept artist, at least. I've seen many people do a better job while receiving a lot less of attention.Why a medium like DeviantArt works for me? Probably because I've been around on the internet for so long, and I've spend so much time working for internet-marketing company's, that things like advertising and web usability have become a second nature to me. A lot of the things that I've come to regard as common sense in internet communication, are things that are nowadays proven successful by research.It's important to know that websites like DeviantArt are listed in the category social media. That probably didn't occur to most people, since DeviantArt seems to be so heavily focused towards art (and tradi
DeviantArtist QuestionnaireHow long have you been on DeviantArt?As a member? 8 years.As a lurker, far longer. Probably since the early 00's.What does your username mean?It has no real meaning, but is something I made up.Mikaz is slightly based on an old project of mine, called Mirikata. As much of a bunch of lazy bums my sisters and I were, we always used Mika as a shorthand when referring to the project. The Z at the end was added for extra coolness. Because, remember, this was the internet during the early 00's when adding a Z at the end of everything still was insanely cool. Unfortunately the name Mikaz was taken on a lot of internet websites already, so I added Damai (my real name, minus 2 letters) in front of it. It then looked like a real first- and last name so much that people often asked it was my real name. I kinda liked that so I've kept up with then nickname ever since.
A good opportunity to say some things about myselfI stopped having time to do tag journals long ago () but I'll take a break from my SFM project to do this thing before it's too late....... might as well get the badge, lol. This will be a trip down memory lane!! If you are easily made jealous, it'd be best to skip this now, since this will be about me and my journey on DA.1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? I've browsed DeviantArt for about 10 years, but I officially registered 7 years ago on Aug 19, 2008. Back then, browsing through search results was different. It was just a certain number of pictures per page, rather than the continuous scrolling thing now. If you had an account, you could display more images per page (up to 128) so that made things easier. However, by the time I got around to finally registering...... DeviantArt moved that option to Premium Members (R.I.P.) only. I've had a lovely relationship with DA s
Label Me Lesbian: A Guide to Types of Lesbians [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Pink]The following is an extensive guide to the different Labels a Lesbian may have. In my experience I have come across many Lesbians who just thought they were a Lesbian. This guide was at first for TheLesbianClub's Chatroom Classes, but I have decided that this could benefit not only the club but many people out there. If you are a Lesbian and questioning what type of Lesbian you are, then this guide is for you![Bullet; Pink] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Purple] [Pride] [Bullet; Purple] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Pink] LesbianLesbian is a term most widely used in the English language to describe sexual and romantic desire between females. The word may be used as a noun, to refer to women who identify th
That one lie we all believe..."If I had more talent, more popularity or more followers, I would be happier"If I got a dollar for every time I've heard somebody say that, I would probably be a millionaire right now. And in all honesty, hearing things like that irk me, knowing how untrue they are.From early on in life we we get to hear this lie. Be a good kid, get good grades in school, enroll into a prestigious university and get a proper job at some big company.... that'll pave your way to happiness. Life (in the western world, at least) has never been more equal in the opportunity's we get, yet the rates of people suffering from depression and anxiety has never been so high. Why? Because happiness isn't in the things we posses. It's in our mind.Let's say you wake up one day in your own success story. You're madly talented and have a million followers.Do you think that would magically wipe away those self conscious thoughts you've had for years? Do you think it would silence that voice in your head that
Chat Event Part 2! January 6th!As I wasn't able to complete the chat event on the 4th, I will be having a part 2 Sunday, January 6th at 1:00PM PST in :#weemote:.Your time here http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Chat+Event%2C+Part+2&iso=20130106T13&p1=137&ah=1&am=30 There will be a photography game, and trivia! Be there and have fun.