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Founder WantedThe time has come for me to step down as Founder for :iconwritersink: - I will not (and cannot) do this until a new founder has been found
So, I'm on the hunt for prospective Founders willing to adopt the group
What am I looking for?
Ideally, somone who has the time and energy to continue running the group actively, with the initiative to maintain its presence within the community and uphold its integrity.
Previous experience with a group would be useful too, however it is not a must. I would prefer applicants to be over 18 - simply because of the maturity level and the fact that school is no longer an issue (disregarding uni or college) - I apologise to anyone younger if they find this unfair or offensive
Please bear in mind that the group has been around for almost 4 years now and is well established within the community, as Founder, your actions will represent the group on a whole, so only those who are seriously interested in this venture, need respond.
All I ask
Bronze FreebiesThe time has come again my friends, to release some bronzes into the world!
Now, I don't promise to get all of them done, but I hope to try to, and I also hope that you will suggest some exciting pairings (most exciting will have priority lol) as will active watchers
The chances are, if I recognise your username or icon, then you've been active enough to lodge in my memory!
So what are Bronzes?
My older more faithful watchers will know what they are, but for those who don't know, just check out :iconbronze-orange:
So what do you have to do?
Suggest a pairing!The rule, however is, that it must be one of your characters, and one of mine.Anyone who says "you choose" to either one of these, will be ignored. Because that makes me livid. You must choose BOTH.I forgot to mention NO FAN CHARACTERS or FANART, only ORIGINAL CHARACTERS
Let me know how explicit you're willing to go, usually I'm pretty good with keeping it clean. But let m
A to Z of Characters - Find Out More + TagWell as I realised I have neglected a lot of characters, I thought to make my own tag thingy.
This is partly for interest's sake and also, if anyone is lost for what to draw, or who to develop more, this will hopefully help them (I say HOPEFULLY as I know a lot of people don't bother with journals unless they're free features). Oh, look, did I say that? Yes I did, because from now on, the new me is not going to bother being nice anymore Enjoy!
It's time to stop being trampled on and be a bitch...doing the trampling.
What to do?
List all your characters in alphabetical orderAsk watchers which they would like to know/see more about!Tag whomever you like to do the same and get to know their characters
Great Characters on ParadeSo as promised, here are the character features owed.
I only got 8 responses so there's only 8 here and I'm not taking anymore, so go and enjoy and comment and all that stuff...
Emmett (on the left in the pic)
Of course you knew who I HAD to choose, being the only member of his fan-club and sole champion in hugs earned. What sort of a loyal fan would I be if I didn't pimp him out now and then?
The poor thing doesn't get enough love for being the butt of all your jokes Madame! Of course I wanted to choose Albert as well, and Marrok too, but he was too busy running his Dustbin Emporium to grant me an interview.
I honestly don't think you need to ask why, as a relation to one of my other all-time faves she inherited my adoration
It's not often you see no-nonsense characters portrayed realistically as actual people and not just someone to compare other characters too. I like how she's down-to-e
Pictures of The PastWell after a mini conversation with AngelicAdonis about ancestors, an interesting idea occurred
I love looking at old photos of people, they're so interesting, especially the monochrome ones (I'm not so interested in colour). Anyway, I thought, why not post this up and see what people share? I know that sharing personal info on the internet is a big no-no for a lot of people, and it's understandable with all the weirdo freaks about (excluding myself of course!)
Long ramble aside. Here's a picture of my maternal grandfather (or at least the picture I have)
I thought it would be exciting to share it with you all, and also maybe find out who the guy with him in the photo is.
My grandpa is the one sitting on the right (or at least was) he died of lung cancer in 1995. I know very little abut him, only that he was ten years older than my grandma and that he was in the army as a stretcher bearer - though my mum ha
Taggalaggin'I usually don't do these, but the rules say I can't say that... and it's a new year and changes must be made!
I was tagged by :iconthemoormaiden: with a bunch of exciting questiony questions
1. - You must posts these rules.
2.- Each person has to share 10 things about them
3.- Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer
4.- Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal
5.- Go to their page and / or note to inform them they are tagged (we have mentions now)
6.- Not something like " you are tagged if you read that"
7.- You have to legitimately tag 10 people
8.- No tag-backs
9.- You can't say that you don't do tags.
10.-You MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY
1) Whether you believe in them or not, what/who do you think, or like to think, you were in a past life and why?
I'm so excited!I just can't hide it, oh oh
I'm about to lose control, and you know what?
I think I like it, yeah-yeah-yeah
I apologise for that awfulness
But guess whaaaat?
Today I got the best news! I got a DLD (Daily Lit Deviation) on this
Isn't it fan-tash-teesh? (Fantastic!) I'm so happy to hear that my writing could be good enough to get a feature as great as that!
For those of you who are new to DLDs, if you're a writer here on dA, you should really look into them and visit DailyLitDeviations to see all the great work the team and the lit community do in promoting the writing of others, and the best thing about them is that anyone can suggest!
Its a great way to find new lit to read, but also to give back to the community by promoting lit that everyone should read! You'd also be making someone's day if your suggestion was picked
What a great end to the year, and encouragement to go on writing! Yay!
New Group - Dedicated to CollabsJust a swift note to say that I made a new group dedicated to collab projects!
If you regularly collaborate on art or even lit, then this is the place to share your work and maybe find other deviants willing to collaborate with you! If you have an ongoing collab project then you can even request your own folder in which to post everything!
So spread the word that :iconcollab-o-nation: is up and running and on the hunt for members!
Art from All My LoveliesCome one, come all, and look ye here - such wonders to behold!
For I have now, collections made, of lovely things to see!
By artists kind, with loving care - all friends both new and old,
These artworks great before thine eyes, were crafted just for me!
To list but a few!
A House of Hatters: Reunited by Lear-is-not-amusedThe Lady In Red by Lear-is-not-amusedRed... and that is all by Lear-is-not-amusedCoat Switcheroo by Lear-is-not-amusedThe Dog and The Hermit by Lear-is-not-amused(Preveiw) House of Hatters: Babysitting by Lear-is-not-amusedHouse of Hatters: Coffee Surprise by Lear-is-not-amusedThe Dog and The Hermit Dump Two by Lear-is-not-amusedNightshade Series Numero Uno: Home by Lear-is-not-amusedHands to Heaven by Lear-is-not-amused
To list but a few!
Lord Ramsley von Woolington III by BlueNephelimCocanova Part 5 by BlueNephelimAzure Sister by BlueNephelimDraconic Entanglements by BlueNephelimSwan Song by BlueNephelimLegacy by BlueNephelimWomen of War by BlueNephelimI Would Love You Still... by BlueNephelim
To list but a few!
Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUS
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time
Marketing Materials For ArtistsEDIT: Well butter my biscuits, some of my gifs disappeared into the interwebs. I'll remedy this soon!
It’s no secret that us artists aren’t great at selling ourselves. The creative process is so much work it’s easy to assume that your work will be able to sell itself. Sometimes it can, but that’s not usually the case. Even if you aren’t interested in going commercial with your career (and there is absolutely nothing wrong with going that route), it is important have professional materials to present to clients, employers and galleries. If you aren’t interested in being “full time” with selling your artwork, I think it would still be good to consider putting together marketing materials as a means of creating good client relations.
This journal will include a number of things you may need in marketing yourself, but also if you are applying to art schools or for various jobs in art. I would also like to note that you d
Did you know? - Suggesting DDsDD is short for Daily Deviation and is - like the name lets you presume - a daily feature of artworks from different the galleries.
DDs can be featured by Community Volunteers and Staff members.
While browsing it can happen that you come across deviations that you think should be featured as a DD, but how?
First of all you need to take a look at the gallery it was submitted to.
You can find this information in the description area, directly below the artwork itself.
With that category in mind, we are now heading over to communityrelations to take a look at this CV overview. It lists all volunteers and the gallery they take care of.
Beside the overview at communityrelations you can also find the same list at :faq18:
For our example we now need to search for the Photography CVs.
As you can see there are plenty of t
Last minute goodies #3 + 100points GIVEAWAY!Hello everyone!! I bring you some more adoptables that are about to close (auctions) or could use a bid! All of these are absolutely unique so don't hesitate to check them out and offer something for them!
Since :iconlastofthewildadopts: reached 100 members and :iconkingnlionheartadopts: surpassed 50 watchers we're holding a giveaway!!!
We'll be giving 100 away! Two lucky winners will be chosen randomly among the participants!
To enter you only need to fav this journal!
Spreading the word is very much appreciated!! If you watch our group or our account KingnLionheartAdopts and you win the raffle we'll give you extra points!
HB $25 - AB $40 (+extras)!! Hurry up! What are you waiting for?? :iconsqueeeeplz:
SB $12 / AB $35
HB $3/$3/$9 - AB $30
Traditional Art Techniques IITraditional Art Techniques II
Traditional Art Week continues! This article will give you a brief overview of even more physical media techniques and their characteristics, featuring beautiful examples found all over DeviantArt and tutorials. I sincerely hope this will get you inspired to try something new and experiment, why not pick a tutorial and see what you learn! Don't forget, whilst techniques has their own regulations and principles, they still can be combined, you have to be no wizard (just a little creative) to find a new way to express yourself through them. Let's take a look
(Traditional Art Techniques I)
1. Drawing media II
Drawing is one of the major forms of expression within the visual arts, and is generally concerned with the marking of lines and areas of tone onto paper. Traditional drawings were monoc
BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 4
BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX piano lessons and self portrait by KizukiTamura BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX
Untitled by alisinwonder DOMESTIC STRANGER (edit) by chryssalis Untitled by alisinwonder
Untitled by JFBAYLE FreeFalling by HelloDearThomas Untitled by JFBAYLE
004 by pyros __ by windrides 004 by pyros
Trees Of Life II by cameraflou
Watercolor TechniquesWatercolor Techniques I
Traditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). You should go grab your tools now, because the next series of articles will be focusing on painting methods. I sincerely hope these will help you and wish you all happy painting!
Laying a wash
A wash is a large area in a watercolor painting where the paint flow and diffusion have been manipulated to efface individual brushstrokes. Within wash areas, color transitions are usually gradual and span analogous hues. Laying a wash is one of the most satisfying tasks in watercolor painting. Essentials of this s
Cats! Cats! Cats! 4a
A Cat Seeing What I Cannot See by 33M Foot Inspector General by TeaPhotography PHOTO - JACK by GypsyH
Nudgie 52 by AK49BWL Green yum by Creativeness
Cat and Batcat by furstripe What'cha Look'n At? by MadGardens Never Leave Me Alone by BenHeine
The Cookie Look by suezn Caress by Sisterslaughter165
The Unseen Stock - February (ll)They all deserve a , don't you think?
Please add the journal to your favourites if you like it
Evergreen Fairy Stock 3 by ClaimYourself
forest 04 by Pagan-Stock DSC00088 Trees by VIRGOLINEDANCER1 water by Simbabadass
Walk in the forest 3 by GraySho East Caribbean cruise by flowerpowerstock Beach Stock #002 by Sheriartea
Jungle Falls 3 by fuguestock beach stock 23 by laceym83 240 arizona by Iife-is-a-Bitch
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More