Sick AgainThis time I think I caught a flu x_x I'm sorry there will probably be some delay in the commissions and replying to notes, I will be drawing a few chibis when I can but I think I will spend most of the time laying down and resting. I've been taking ibuprofen for the pain/fever and drinking peppermint herbal tea and honey since it gives me a good relief from the coughing. I'm not really sure what to eat I'm not feeling hungry, the smell of food make me nauseous. But I'm drinking A LOT of water and coconut milk. Any other suggestions for relieving would be very welcome.
[Contest] $60 / 6000points to be won! (CLOSED)Since many entries are breaking the rules, I'm making an edit with some new tips and reminders about the contest,
Ok first important thing...
PLEASE, READ THE RULES
NO OBVIOUS MAMMALS
This means no creatures that look heavily based from canines and felines. Humans/Anthros are ok, as long as they look mostly "reptilish"
New tips have also been added to the "avoid" section bellow.
The contest is extended until March 7!
design me a character
I'm looking for a new creature character(s) I will like. No mammals
I would prefer something like a reptile/snake/wyvern/monster/insect
I will make of the winning designs my characters (OCs), I will draw them and probably commission other artists to draw them too. Winning designs will be mine to keep but you will still get credits for creating them, plus a prize in points or in money (USD, PayPal required) to your choice! If you don't win, you can
Thank You!Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes and gifts!! ;w;
I even received a year of premium membership from an anonymous!?!?!
Wow, Thank you so much anonymous person!! ;A;
I wanted to features the drawings I received for my birthday <3
(Let me know if I forgot you/missed your gift) ;w;
And Ruekara drew one of my human OCs kdsldjgljdkg .////.
I was not expecting this at all no one ever draw my human characters
Maybe if I posted more drawings of them in the first place xD
AND Pokemon-fox Even made a cake of my character?!
Adoptables - Terms of ServiceBy purchasing an adoptable, including closed species from me, such as Nekoi, you automatically agree to the following conditions. Please read this entirely and carefully. I will deny your request if I see you didn’t read this. If there are any questions or concerns, send me a private note over DeviantArt.
Blatantly breaking my Terms of Service will result in blacklisting from my closed species and banned from ever purchasing from me again. This includes, but is not limited to;
Failing to pay me for an adoptable in either an auction or a trade/sale.Attempting to scam by selling/trading an adoptable from my species that you do not own.Filling a chargeback. The buyer is then forbidden from using the adoptable, and further use will be considered as a violation.
I have the right to repossess/redistribute ownership over an adoptable at any time if you blatantly break my Terms of Service.
By buying an adoptable, you’re purchasing a partial right to a design. I have t
2500 Points Giveaway!CLOSED
Winners announced here!
I'm making a giveaway of points for Christmas!
In this giveaway, the point is not to participate to earn the points for yourself, but to offer a point gift to someone else than you! But you can also earn points too!
There will be 5 winners of 400 points each (Nominateds)
and 5 winners of 100 points each (Nominators)
for a total of 2500 given points!
How it works
Nominate 1 to 10 people in a comment, it can be y
[CLOSED] MYO Nekoi Contest[Edit] Contest extended until June 15th!
+ considering the high amount of entries, there will be 50 winners!
I am now holding a contest: Make your own Nekoi! Nekoi are a closed species, with this contest, more people can have a chance to have one!
The 50 people with the best Nekoi designs will get to keep them for free!
If you do not win, you can still choose to keep your Nekoi for a price of only $10 or 1000
!!IMPORTANT!! Read the rules carefully before participating. Breaking the rules will make your entry not valid.
You can use green,yellow and orange rarity traits for this contest. Do not use rare (red) traits.
You are allowed to post multiple entries, but only one can win.
Please submit your entries individually, not all on the same sheet.
Design me a character - OVERThank you to everyone who have entered and plan to enter! I'm very happy and surprised about the amount of people entering the contest!
Since the amount of entries is much higher than what I expected, I decided to add a few more smaller prices to mention other good designs, even if I won't be keeping the characters. There will be 5 other winners of 100 each!
I'm very picky when it comes to designs, and I know it won't be easy to choose, there are already many good designs. And the contest is not over yet, I'm still expecting to see other great entries!
End of Edit
What I wish is to have one (or more) animal character(s) I will like enough to use/draw/etc. But I can't seem to be able to create an animal OC I like enough by myself. I have plenty of human OC that I never post but whatever but no recent animal OCs I really like. So this is why I'm holding this contest
So many artists underpricing...It makes me really sad.
When an artist you want to commission finally open their commissions back and all of their slots are taken in less than a minute.
And I'm sure all the slots would still be taken if the price was increased of x2-x10.
So many artists are still underpricing themselves. People make it a standard for art to sell for so cheap and whenever someone charge more than this standard, which is probably still underpriced, people complain.
By underpricing yourself, you are also contributing to keep the price standard of art low on this site. Charging low can be insulting to other artists, but also to yourself.
Please, don't ever feel like you need to underprice yourself, because of the fear of what other might think or say. You art is worth more than that. There will always be someone complaining, you cannot please everyone. Your time, the efforts, the skills you gained over years of hard work, is worth far way more than a few cents/points.
If you ever open your commissions an
More FennekatsSo I was thinking putting a new fennekat up for auction daily for a week? I already finished designing a few. And I want to try something different and don't want to put them on auction all at once so I would upload them separately, one everyday for a week, there would be like, 7 total. I'm using the same base for this batch (two-tailed fennekats) But I spent a lot of time designing each of them... and I kinda want to keep them xD But selling character designs is my main source of incomes at the moment ;w; since I still don't feel ready to re-open commissions yet.
FAQ(updated)Art - Facts & Tools
What programs do you use to draw?
Adobe photoshop CS5 and Paint Tool Sai
When did you start drawing ?
All of us started to draw when we were young, right? However, I started taking art seriously when I was 15 years old.
Do you use a tablet? what brand? what size?
yes, I use Huion 10 x 6 inches.
Why do you only draw female characters?
Because I adore how beautiful girls are. I also tend to have more ideas when drawing girls. But i'm trying to draw things out of my comfort zone, like males and backgrounds.
How long does it take you to finish one illustration?
It depends on the complexity. It's usually 3 hours to days.
How long does it take you to finish a manga page?
3 to 6 hours with text.
Are you going to publish and sell your manga Alice's Cross?
Yes, I will. Though I have to finish a couple of chapters before I publish it. You may read it online for now
So I've been thinking about writing this for awhile, and recently I noticed a lot of people are commenting in ways that can make the artist feel uncomfortable.
This journal is about commenting etiquette.
If you comment like this I'm not mad. Please don't feel like im targeting anyone or anything- it's just something I've noticed a ton of people do.
to start out, I'd like to show you some of the types of comments I see A LOT
the self-pity comment
"This is really pretty. I'll never be able to draw like this I'm awful at drawing"
this is the most awkward way to get attention- the artist feels pressured to give you attention and compliment you. This can be super hard on the artist.
INSTEAD, make it positive!
"This is really pretty.
Why equipment doesn't matter all that muchOh god, I wanted that Wacom Intuos tablet so badly.
I was 16 years old at that time. I had already seen so much amazing art on the internet for the last few years. Digital art, to be precise. And I wanted to be able to do that as well. I had a computer, I had installed Photoshop. The only thing that I didn't have was money. I was completely broke. Note: it's 2004 we're talking about, here. 10 years ago (yeah, I'm old) when computers still costed a fortune and one almost had to take an extra mortgage in order to be able to pay a tablet. Back then, the average Intuos tablet costed as much as the average computer; a whole damn lot of money.
I had already been drawing for years, back then.
I occasionally scanned my drawings. But as my scanner was utter crap (all scanners where, back then), my preferred medium was pencil (that never does well with scanners) and I wasn't that good with adjusting colors in Photoshop... most of my drawings ended in utter digital disappointment.
Exposure, Getting Better, & Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DO
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo
Racial Activism and MeHey hey hey! Rob here with another "something-to-get-off-of-his-chest"!
Time and again, I'm approached by some of my audience asking "Rob, why don't you ever draw black people?" First off, they may have not even looked into my gallery for those people of color or what have you, because they're there, sure enough.
The long answer is:
Well... what gets me is that when they find out I'm black, they expect that I should hold some sort of allegiance to "my race" or "make a change" as a "popular" black artist who can, figuratively speaking, "put blacks on the map".
There's nothing wrong with that, of course, and there's nothing wrong with people whose main goal is doing that. It's their lives, they're free to believe in whatever they want to.
But to hold me to a certain level where people think I'm obligated to draw my race more often than others because of the "history", I don't agree with. I'm an African-American born in the 80s. I was not born during the times of t
What! Whats Avatar Day you say?Avatar Day was established back in July 2007. It's a day for all of the Avatar the last airbender fans can come together and enjoy this phenomenal show and look foreword to what comes next. And with the legend of korra season 1 over, we can now enjoy a whole new chapter of the Avatar universe.
Starting this Monday, July 9th, Nicktoons will be showing a special called Korra: Making of a Legend. This special, which will air every weeknight at 9pm (until July 20th), will include reruns of all 12 episodes from the first season of The Legend of Korra in a "creators' cut" format, with commentary from Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, offering "insight into the creation of the stunning imagery, mythology and storyline" of the series. And we will be uploading videos from YouTube day by day for people who do not have Nicktoons.
With San Diego Comic Con just a few days away, there is going to be a bunch of New Avatar and Korra things going on at that time. For one, The legend of Korra
Icon/other contest time 8DwOOOO nearly done with my todolist and Ihave gotten lots of points lately! So it is time with another contest, I want to add a design part this time for people who dont do icons.
SCROLL DOWN to find the other contests than the icon one!
Deadline for all contests will be August the 10th.
-----------ANIMAL ICON CONTEST-----------
Has to be transparant, 50x50, Fullbody
Example of crisp pixels to be used
One character per icon
Submit to your gallery/Scraps.
You can make as many icons as you want.
Animation is also allowed
No bases sorry!
Characters you can make pixels of
you can play around with her for
Devious Journal EntryI should make it clear that I'm okay im not sad, in fact i'm hell of a lot better than i was several months ago.
I went through many changes during 2013, i realized what i really wanted and cut off people who were making me sad and putting me in really uncomfortable positions i was not ready for. some offline friends left me to live their own lives and i let them go.
it was hard, it was very hard, painfully hard. because no matter how badly someone treats me i never want to say goodbye.i realized new friends will replace them sooner or later and eventually, they were replaced with amazing people!
I love myself, I love my boyfriend and i love my friends very much.
im finally at peace with myself and im ready to take the world on with open arms regardless if it ends up hurting me again.
im no longer a people pleaser take me or leave me. it doesn't matter to me because i control my life and feelings. and so do you!! don't let toxic people boss you around and make you feel b
COMMISSION PRICES!!!! cLOSEDPLEASE USE THE FORM AND READ THE RULES
READ THE RULES
PLEASE USE THE FORM
i hate shoving it in everyones faces sO PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR AND READ THE RULES OKAY (or read EVERYTHING :3c)
COMMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
one form for each commission/character
Type Of Commission:
(delete the one you dont want)Shading/No Shading
READ READ READ
PLEASE NOTE ME
ILL IGNORE ANY COMMENTS ON THIS JOURNAL IF YOU DONT NOTE
NO HARD DESIGNS like tons of patterns and colors ;o;
TWO COMMISSION PER PERSON
PLEASE SEND NOTE WITH COMMISSION FORM
Please do not pay unti
What needs to be changed IMOSo I was asked a day or so ago to post what my ideas actually were and what my actual concerns were on what could be changed or fixed on dA since all I did was basically pack up and leave. Most people thought it was just because of theft or the admins but it was honestly a combination of a bunch of things really.
Here's the 7 things that come to mind:
I apologize in advance for some horrible grammar and misspellings if any appear. It's cold so typing is hard to do, haha! Sorry :I
1. Take actual cases of art theft a bit more seriously.
This seems to be the one most people are on about and yeah, I get pissed off about someone stealing my stuff but what really gets me is how hard it is to resolve the situation. It shouldn't be that hard to get staff members to remove a stolen piece. More so when it's the original artist reporting it.
It doesn't take a genius to review a situation where the works are side by side and compare if they are indeed stolen or flat
IS it an open species?!?TO CLARIFY BEFORE ANYONE READS since some people have a tendency to twist my words into their own meaning, if you are uncertain about something, ASK before assuming.
This does not support theft of anything! I am just stating my opinion on the matter. Thank you and might this read give you some insight on some matters.
IS it an open species?!?
This question. Every. single. time. I. design. something.
nononoononononoooooooooooooooooo xD sTAHP witht he whole SPEICIES thing. I have stopped making species, I make cartoony made up fantasy animal/creature designs, they might look like species, but I do not claim them as such. Fantasy digital creature is a good name for it. This whole species fad going about is crazy.
When you buy my designs however you can make it into whatever you want xD if you are into speices and all that. If I make species with lots of species information, I tend to make them open. (mothlems being me trying to do a closed species again and I just nope
Artist vs Artist (Winner)EDIT;After being pestered by shadowthecat971 and ariamisu, I decided to announce the winner today. However prizes will be send tomorrow but note me for the art prize and customs. And simply comment below with your pets for the stars. Oh forgot to include that the customs can't have flesh edits lol.
Artist vs Artist (AvA) contest is large tournament where members of Elementiiae sign up to compete with another member, sometimes in groups of two or three. There will be many rounds, depending on how many members sign up. Please sign up even if you don't think you will win the grand prize, participation is a great way to be more active in the group and make new friends. Each round has its own Theme and in other rounds each group may have different themes. The member who wins a round based on creativity, effort, and how well it fits the Theme. When you win that round, you will move on to the next round while the other will be out of the tournament. When i
How to earn points:faq279:
Yeah. My articles are based off of FAQs But I've had a lot of people ask me this so I'm gonna try my best to answer it. I won't guarantee that you'll be a multi-millionaire and able to swim in a pool of points but I can help you earn some.
For starters, I have to tell you what points are! You can't earn them if you don't know what they are.
To me, points are the currency of dA but they are worthless unless they were earned using the commissions widget, which I will talk about later in this article. But having a lot of it can be good and bad in a way.
Let me start you off with the bad
People will ask you for it! (Not that giving is a bad thing but once you get a page full of comments asking "points plz" you'll wish you've never had any of those wretched things. )
Now for the good
Giving points to people can make then happy!
You can buy almost anythi
CONTEST - CLOSEDHey guys, after reaching 10000 views, i feel a kiriban isn't enough to celebrate What to some people may be a small milestone, i never thought i would have this many people view my work, and i want to thank all my watchers. So ill be holding two contests for you all, and you may enter by way of drawing, or a journal entry. SIMPLE! Let me explain
For the first portion of the contest, complete an artwork featuring my hindle:
The artwork can be a digital painting, a traditional drawing, a sculpture, a pixel, an icon, a crocheted napkin, whatever you desire It can also be to any degree of completion: i.e. sketch, coloured sketch, speedpaint, full on digital rendering, flat colour, etc, etc.
However, writing and photo-manipulations will not count in the contest.
You can draw him in any way you desire, with your characters, or without; in any scenery, setting, or circumstance. Its up to you!
Entries will be judged on creativity AND quality of work together, so regardle
Which type of Deviant are you?After being on deviantart for a little while now, I've subconsciously categorized the deviants. I decided to translate my thoughts into words for the hell of it.
The Normal: These guys have decent art and a decent amount of watchers to match. They've got a good webcam image and they'll probably have a few stamps, badges and buttons, but they don't stand out much.
The Newbie: A small gallery, and maybe a llama or two. Few watchers and don't know their way about, but they have possible potential.
The Underrated: It bugs you like crazy how little recognition this guy gets. Seriously! They have a beautiful gallery, full of amazing things that you could just stare at all day! They've put so much time and effort into this! And they're such a good person! What possible reason is there that leaves them with so little favs, comments, and watchers?!
The Overrated: What the heck!? Their gallery is filled
Contest 2014Time for a contest..!! With a total of 5000 points in prizes and art!!
edit;ADDED MORE CHARACTERS!!
About; The contest will have 5 categories with one winner in each category.
Prizes; 1000 points + one drawing for each category.
Stuff To Know;
x You can enter as many times and in as many categories as you'd like.
x You can only win in one category.
x Judging is done by me. Judging on creativity and effort.
x If enough people ask for an extension, then I'll extend.
x No bases allowed.
x No NSFW.
x You do not have to be watching me. I'll post a little heart and thank you so I don't show I react with each entry owo
x Any media is allowed. But some categories require specific media.
Find my characters here : http://fav.me/d7rmtxy http://fav.me/d6x5r4b http://fav.me/d7sy35y (forest + jungle) http://fav.me/d7vydfq (red)
1) Pixel Icons - Icons must be drawn with crisp pixel lines, you can include background or animation.
Art TradesI'll be accepting 5 art trades in a few days so feel free to post some fresh references now :3 I feel like drawing some sushi dogs (winkwonk)!! Cya in a few days, I'll be opening commissions as well soon >o<
Idea is by griffsnuff, so if used, credit griffsnuff not me.
Now onto some basics ;
♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ ♟ ♞ ♝ ♜ ♛ ♚
What do to :
✖ Please post links to the references of the character you want me to draw, in comments below. I prefer thumbs if you have a PM.
✖ Up to 3 characters per month. You can ask again next month.
✖ If you're not willing to do the trade, DO NOT POST HERE!.
✖ If you no longer own the character, let me know when I ask to trade with you.
✖ I don't choose base on your level of art, I choose base on character.
✖ I will draw ferals or humans! And medium is my choice as well.
✖ It's okay if you're unable to
omgI was trying out Krita (a free drawing software) brushes, and had the biggest surprise to see this:
At first I was like "woah, this looks so much like my brush texture (that I really like and often use), this brush will be very useful!....w w-wait a minute."
These are the brushes I made available in a free psd brush pack a long time ago:
The "sponge-brush" in Krita is the EXACT same texture I made, but mirrored xD
It's a texture from a pattern I also made and mixed with other brushes from this pack. Here is the pattern for anyone who would be interested:
I do not blame them for this, I just found this funny and a bit flattering. My textures were made free to use, and Krita is also a free software, so I honestly do not mind at all :b
I was not expecting my brush pack to have been so much popular and used, I looked it up and my pack is now available on many sit