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Oh, the joy of green beer!Have a great St. Patty's weekend everyone!
St. Patrick's Day, although not a legal holiday anywhere in the United States, is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the country. It is primarily observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture; celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, feasting, copious consumption of alcohol, religious observances, and numerous parades. The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the late eighteenth century. -Wikipedia.com
Kiss Me I'm Irish and I'm Hot by ashleymnolan
National Cheese Doodle Day!!!As most of you don't know, today is National Cheese Doodle Day!!!
"Cheese Doodles have long been America's favorite bright orange snack. First introduced to the world as Cheese Pixies in the 1950s, the total volume of Cheese Doodles produced each year could fill 36 swimming pools. Oddly enough, the Cheese Doodle swimming pool 100 meter relay isn't catching on as well as the snack itself." - TheUltimateHolidaySite.com
To commemorate this day, I present you with a cheesy snack feature! ENJOY!
Cheese Wiz King by princefala
Easy Cheese - animation by tei
Artists: Born or Created?Are artists born or are they created?
These are questions that has been debated throughout human history. Are certain individuals somehow given a trait at birth that allows them to excel at creativity? What about others that desire to become an artist? Can these individuals be taught the skills necessary to become an artist. Or, is it a melding of both inborn talent and knowledge gained from the study of artistic techniques?
The poll: What do you think?
"Are artist created or born?"
Becoming an artist takes education and practice.
Artists are born with a natural creative ability.
I don't know?
If you have not participated,
feel free to jump over and cast your vote!
We decided to take a poll here on deviantART through the #seniormentors group to see what the community thinks on this
SMP Newsletter: March 2013Welcome to the March Newsletter for the Seniors Mentoring Project!
We have lots of great and exciting things to report from the Seniors Mentoring Project! First, is that WhenPigsFry (that's me ) has volunteered to devote way too much time to the project. I will be trying to organize and keep things running around here. Some of you may have seen my first journal entry talking about needing to change a bunch of stuff. I think I came off wrong in it, so I wanted to talk about that really quick.
My intent wasn't to completely overhaul seniormentors but rather discuss what is and isn't working and find ways to improve it! Thanks to the help of LostKitten, WDWParksGal, Astrikos, and many other Senior Members, I have been able to take a look at some areas that need to stay the same and some that needed changed. Some of it has taken place and some is yet to come!
Also, don't think
The Art of DeceptionA quick personal note:
Not that anyone noticed, but I recently took a short 1 month break from deviantART due to the passing of my Grandmother whom I was very close to. During my time away, I have lurked some and tried to keep up-to-date on some of the happenings around the site, but I do still have a stack of messages to go through, but I've had bigger piles before. Anyways, I'm hopefully back and will be trying to get involved a little more over the rest of this month.
Things around deviantART
So, what will I be getting my hands dirty with around the site in coming future? Well, there has been a lot going on over at seniormentors lately. LostKitten has been working her tail off trying to get the group pumped-up and going strong once again. With that, have come many changes to the group and things are still changing. Head over there and watch the group to find out more about the exciting things coming down the pipe! And, if you're a
Artisan CraftsSince it's Artisan Crafts Month on seniormentors, we wanted to introduce you to each of the sub-galleries within Artisan Crafts and show some examples of great art in each of these categories.
The Artisan Craft Gallery is a very expansive category here on devinatART. Ranging from Culinary Arts to Basket Weaving to Woodworking to Jewelry Making and much, much more! Because of this, it may be easy to get lost in the Artisan Crafts Gallery. To help simplify, an Artisan Craft is a physical piece of art made by an artist or a crafter. Many times, the items are unique and one of a kind, other times the items are replicated either exactly like the original or with variations. And, with the fluidity of the subject, you will often times find Artisan Crafters pushing the boundaries and creating extremely innovative artwork.
Anthro art involves animals or objec
1 free chibi giveaway! (closed for new posts)Edit: thanks for the huge response! I already looked through the first 500 comments. Now looking at the rest. There's a few characters that I really like ... it's hard to pick one but I don't have time to draw more than one. XD
How are you tonight? ^0 ^
I am going to draw 1 chibi for free!
The style is shown below (iridescent chibi)
★★★Please follow the steps below to be considered!★★★
1》Only comments in this journal are considered.
Only enter if you would allow me to post the finished art in my gallery.
The art is only for the private, non-proft use of the winner.
2》 post 1 link or 1 thumbnail (you can use Add media for thumbnail)
to show me 1 character that you would want drawn.
3》add this journal to your favourites.
I will choose the character that like the most♥
AMG FREE ART RAFFLE VI OvOIt's that time again! You know what time it is!
IT'S ART RAFFLE TIME! OvO
Art Raffle time!
Hello, it's been a LONG WHILE since the last time we did this! And I since I decided to stop doing commissions, this is pretty much the only way you can get get art from me. OvO And I haven't been very active lately so yeah. *looks at comments to be answered* Ahhhh I will get on that...ahahaah.
I'll randomly pick who it is on March 16th, 2014 using random.org! uvu It will be a while before I do this again, so best test your luck now.
What I will draw
I'm pretty much game to draw anything. I can't guarantee a style, it's going to be whatever I feel like for the day! It's not going to be anything fancy or crazy, just a sketch. You can see more example on my gallery
Here are some examples of sketches:
IdolizationIdolization is a strange and dangerous thing.
Yet we all do it. Either aware or unaware.
It all starts when we see an artist here whose work we like a lot.
Most of us have been there. Seeing the work of an artists that hits a soft spot in you, for whatever reason that might be.
You admire it, but at the same time you feel sad because you realize your level is still miles away from this artist, and you will probably never be able to do the same.
But despite everything, you start following this person. And you keep following him.
Because somewhere deep in your soul, you hold the believe --or rather, hope-- that when you watch it long enough, it will reveal it's tricks.
That it will inspire you in some way. And that you'll be able to do the same.
Unconsciously, we all build images of our idol.
It's human nature, I guess. We fill in all the blanks. The things that we don't know from this person.
Because an idol isn't a person anymore at that point. It has become an ico
1,500 Watchers 300 point giveaway!!!Hello everyone. As thanks for helping me hit 1,500 Watchers I am going to give away 100 points to 3 deviants!
Seriously, thank you all so much Oh and another thanks for suggestions on what to do for future art challenges, I really like a lot of them and will soon make a list to show which I will be doing in order.
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:
1. You must be a Watchers, this is a reward for you guys.
2. Fave this journal (this is how you get your number)
3. Comment on this journal, anything you like, just so long as it is appropriate
That's all. Remember, if you don't do the above you can't qualify, sorry. Also, you don't have to make a journal about this, but if you did that would be awesome.
I will draw the winners using a random number generator on MARCH 13.
Contest: Draw my OCs [OPEN] (Prizes Updated!!)[U p d a t e]: We've increased our prizes! Please check the prizes section! And remember that featuring and faving this journal will get more points in your prize if you win~
Hello wonderful people, and welcome to the "Draw my OCs contest"~ Everyone is welcome to participate!
R u l e s
+ Every type of art is accepted (digital, traditional, pixel, etc)
+ You can draw the characters however you want(even chibi), but please make it at least waist up.
+ You can submit as many entries as you want.
+ Please upload your entry to deviantArt, to your main gallery, and link it to me. I must be able to fave it, so please don't upload it to Sta.sh. You can send me a note or post the link to your entry in a comment on this journal, but p
Artists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwordsEvery once in a while i get someone trying to hack into my facebook or deviantart. Lately someone sent me a link to a fake tumblr log in screen trying to steal my tumblr password. that person is obsidianwingsofmidnight.tumblr.com
Yes, i am making this public so taht people know what kind of person obsidianwingsofmidnight is and be aware of messages from him/her.
A note for every deviant out there.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PASSWORD THIEVES:
1. Start out by having a very strong password. Having passwords that have numbers and symbols (*!@#$%) is a great way to start, but a sure way of having a strong password is just having a very long one. I saw an article where it said that nothing beats a long password, So it's better to have a long password with no symbols than a short one WITH symbols. Keep that in mind when making a password.
2. Have different password for every account and email. So if a hacker found out one password they don't have ALL your accounts. NEVER
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooks
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
Need Comments? Look Here!Hey all! I've gotten pretty bored so I wanted to find some galleries to comment on. What better place to start then my watchers and their friends?
All you need to do is comment below, with a link to your gallery or a specific piece you'd like a comment on. Simple enough, right? You don't need to return the favor, but it's appreciated Be sure to give this journal a so maybe more people will see it and participate
If you think one of your friends might like a few comments too, feel free to direct them to this journal, and I'll happily send a few their way!
This being said, please be patient with me. I promise you'll at least get one comment, more if I have the time.
So what are you waiting for? Get posting!
Doodle Giveaway + Help a Fellow Deviant!Doodle Giveaway
SavageFrog has opened commissions for doodle sheets to help pay for grad school.
Want a cute little doodle for yourself?
I'm purchasing $20 worth of doodle sheets, and I've decided to hold a little giveaway for a spot on one of the sheets. All you have to do to participate is:
Fav this journal. I'll be picking random numbers from this list
Comment below with a reference image of the character you want on the sheet (no anthro, ponies, or mature content please)
Optional: For a bonus point, you can help spread the word about SavageFrog's commissions (read more below)
They will be about 10-ish winners who will win a doodle of their character from SavageFrog
Help a frog out
Some ways you can help SavageFrog raise money for her education:
Purchase a personal doodle sheet for $5.00-8.00 (500-800 points)
Purchase one s
Show Yo-Mo!Ready to show off your Mo?
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Ready to help? There's a few things you can do to help out!
Spread the word with journal entries and this stamp:
Give you're Avatar a Mo:
Give yourself a Mo on your devID:
Can't grow a mo?
...or, use these templates!
Feeling a little crafty?
Craft a Mustache Contest!
Join one of the dA Mustache Teams
Hath No FearGiving yourself completely up to fear is kinda like falling in love: You can't pin point exactly when it started and by the time you realize that you are surrounded by that sensation it's already game over. Just like the image of the person you are in love with starts creeping out from every unexpected corner, fear never leaves your side when you give it a welcome stay. After a restless sleep, it starts beating anxiously in your heart the moment you wake up in the morning and commands all your thoughts and actions throughout the day. It is nothing short of a prison, except you are the only inmate and the warden never takes a break. Ever.
I do not exactly remember when I let fear occupy my being but I remember the exact moment when I realized I was ruled by it. It was late in the afternoon, everybody was out there 'getting busy living' and I had locked myself inside my bed half awake, not particularly finding any valid reason to get out of it. Then I was awakened from a nightmare by my
Keep in Touch!
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