This new personal page layout. Seems so much smoother than the previous.
I also like the options.
11 Years without a emmy...What does a person have to do around here to get an Emmy? … or a DD.
So today marks my 11th anniversary on DeviantArt. Thereby making it the longest relationship I've managed to maintain.
In the time I've joined I've mange to grow exponentially as an artist, I even graduated college and stated working as a professional graphic designer.
Here are some interesting stats according to DA
I have 125 Deviations (this number doesn't include the ones I've locked or just plain deleted out of embarrassment)
14,529 pageviews (really in 11 years? ugh!)
119 Watchers (hey there)
I've favorited 1,910 deviations.
My works were however viewed 74,887 times
My most popular work
29 Ways To Stay Creative (With 83 Comments, 751 Favorites and 30,595 views)
I know I don't post much or often here, I actually spend most of my time drooling over everyone else's work. But I do love this website and the community here. I've seen many art communities rise and fall and DeviantArt has st
A year of living creatively...Come this Thursday March 18th, I will be turning yet another year older. Now I normally don't make new years resolution aka promises I don't plan to keep. But last year I made somewhat of a resolute to take advantage of any opportunity that came my way. Now it might not be a resolution but it was something was determined to do and wow what a great year it has been because of it. Well this year I wanted to do the same thing again. So I decided it was going to be a year of creating things.
A Year of Living Creatively.
Here is the breakdown.
I will start the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron - http://www.theartistsway.com/. This is a book that is supposed to be life changing for anyone seeking to be creative. It has been recommended to me by tons of people, so really excited to finally start it.
12 Digital Paintings. Yep at least 1 painting a month doesn't have to be sublime it just has to be a painting.
12 Traditional Artworks of any kind.
52-365 Photos. So
2009 Kidney WalkThis year I will be walking and participating in the 2009 Kidney Walk in Philadelphia this October. As someone who has gone through kidney failure and now deals with kidney disease, this is a cause that is very close to my heart. Raising awareness and knowledge is needed to help prevent this disease.
Facts about Kidney Disease:
- Chronic kidney disease is a public health problem affecting 26 million Americans
- Risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure and family history
- One in nine American adults have kidney disease and most dont know it
- 92,000 people are waiting for organ transplants
- 17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant
- It is the 9th leading cause of death in the US.
If you would like to donate please stop by my donation page - http://walk.kidney.org/goto/eddidit to donate (any amount is greatly appreciated)
I will also be selling my Set Free poster - where proceeds will go to achieving my goal of $500 (US). If you would like to purchase this
52 and thank youOn another note I started a project called 52. In an attempt to challenge myself while also building my skills, I created 52. It's 52 themes that are done in a 52minute time frame. If you want to follow along you can at the Epilogue Forums > http://www.epilogue.net/cgi/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21694 or on Pixelbrush > http://www.pixelbrush.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3935
Right now I've done 2 themes with 5 pictures. I'm still tweaking the rules. Right now I'm not sure if I should keep it in the order I have it. I'm an artist I'm meant to break rules especially my own .
Digital vs TraditionalAs I've been looking at some artwork lately, I've found myself being drawn to traditional art more and more lately. There is just something about it that is very appealing to me right now. Then I started to think, I actually haven't sat down and drawn anything really in... well I can't even remember. Sure I doodle here and there, but no actual thought out illustrations.
Then I realized that one of the reasons I went digital was because it was easier. But now I really miss drawing. But fear that I might not know what I'm doing any more.
Has anyone else found themselves in this situation. Has going digital effected your ability to use traditional mediums. After all there is no undo or color picker when it comes to traditional. You are stuck with what you do.
If you started off traditional then went to digital, do you ever feel the need to go back. Why did you make the switch in the first place.
I'm not one to make New Years Goals. But I think this is one that I will make. I w
Movie Quote TimeHere are 15 of my favorite movie quotes, then you guys must guess what movie they come from.
NO cheating and using google or IMDB to guess them. If you don't know, let someone else guess.
1. What we've got here is failure to communicate. - Cool Hand Luck :iconquickreaver:
2. I would like to say this. Tardiness is not something you can do on your own. Many, many people contributed to my tardiness. I would like to thank my parents for never giving me a ride to school; the LA city bus driver who took a chance on an unknown kid and last but not least, the wonderful crew from McDonalds who spend hours making those egg McMuffins without which I'd never be tardy. - Clueless :iconmercuralis:
3. Why torture yourself when life will do it for you? Who said that? I did! Go ahead and quote me.
4. I was impressed to see that she made proper use of the word 'myriad' in her suicide note.
5. It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.
6. Without a heart I can never really k
Epic Logo, Epic FailAnd the DA community eats it up. But this is just over glorified Spec Work. It's also a sad excuse for not putting the time, money and effort into hiring a marketing/design company to develop your logo and brand. This is a common mistake by many companies. It's upsetting for several reasons.
1. There is a lot that goes into creating a brand for a company. It's not just a pretty icon and some words. A logo and everything around it has to have meaning. It's the icon of the company. It should tell you who the company is, what they do. It should be targeted toward a demographic. These are the things that must be considered when creating a logo. It's also the things that allows a logo to stand the test of time.
2. It gives DA a bunch of free logos for which they could do with whatever. They don't have to actually use that logo but take the concept. Since concepts can't be copyrighted.
3. It gives every dick and jane with a copy of photoshop or illustrator the thought that they ar
I think it's time...I have a secret. To some it's not a secret only because I chose for it to not be. To others it is... I'm not a kiss and tell kind of guy, but I'm not going to hide anything either. But I decided that I will no longer put my feelings and emotions aside to make others happy. Even if it means they learn about the true me. Even if it means that they might not agree with what I agree with. Even if it means they will not be my friend.
I feel that friends are those who stick by you through thick and thin. That even though you will make mistakes they will tell you "You're an idiot" but still love you the same.
I've gone far to long not living.
Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains.. - Rousseau
Sometimes the things that are meant to free us enslave us - Unknown
So I decided that the people I'm going to have around me have to abide by certain criteria.
1. They must accept me for me.
2. They must not hold any preconceived notions of what I'll be
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Draw Our OC's Contest --closed-- We had many people asking so we decided to extend the contest to give everyone more time!
We have been planning this for a while and finally it's official:
Reminel s and Naitei s "Draw-Our-OC-Contest"
WHAT TO DO
Draw our OCs Shinzui and Lilinoe together
Gallery of Shinzui and Lilinoes Art
Name: Shinzui no HahenGender: MaleHeight: 1,78mRace: born GoodNightAnimal- turned to Traumdieb, Mage Class, Kitsune (fox demon)Birthday: unknownAge: un
MMD/PMX/PMD/MME Editor Tutorials Update***BROKEN LINKS WILL BE FIXED, PLEASE BE PATIENT***
INSTALLATION GUIDE for MMD, MME, PMD, PMX, MMM (including download links): http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Installation-Guide-for-MMD-MME-PMD-PMX-and-MMM-325640079
MMD DOWNLOAD LINK FOR MMD Files: http://learnmmd.com/downloads/
PMD EDITOR VER 0139 and 0219 ENGLISH TRANSLATION: PMDEditor 0139 and 0219 english translation
MME DOWNLOAD: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/beta183/blomaga/ar491222
VMD SPECTRUM PROGRAM DOWNLOAD: https://bowlroll.net/file/1566
Some users made a Tumblr page to help others!: http://free-mmd-help.tumblr.com/
WINDOWS 10 USERS: http://lumialle.deviantart.com/art/About-MMD-PMDE-on-Windows-10-549824607
PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETAYOU GUYS KGJSKLGJSLKGJ I AM SO EXCITED OMFG /SOBS/ I JUST FOUND PAINT TOOL SAI 2 BETA VERSION AND I LOVE IT OMFG
I WANT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU ALL BECAUSE ILY AND UM-- I THINK ALL US SAI LOVERS SHOULD EXPERIENCE THE UPDATE B)
you can read more about it AND download it here--
--and for a really easy walkthrough of what to download use this link--
some of the new features include-
64 bit/multi-core supportFont tool with text layersBigger canvases! Up to 100,000 x 100,000px canvas size for 64 bitBigger max brush size (up to 5000px)Circle and line rulersPerspective ruler (guide lines for 1 - 3 point perspective)Select/edit multiple layers at onceUpgrade for free if you already have a SAI 1 li
Valentine's Day Beromimi [RAFFLE] - WINNERTHE RAFFLE IS OVER!
And the winner iiiiis.........
Thank you all so much!
I didn't expect so many people joining!! ////
I'm very grateful ;;//////;; <3
Valentines Day is near and I drew some Valentine Beros~
To celebrate it I decided to give away one Beromimi to one lucky raffle winner!
After the raffle ends on Valentine's Day, I'll put the rest of Beros on sale.
What can I win?
One of this cuties you prefer!
Information about Beromimis
What do I do to enter the raffle?
Collection: My Little Pony plz - Mane Cast 1/2Hello, my sexy ponies!
Yes, I totally stole that greeting from the adorable :iconkezzi-rose: whose profile you should definitely visit. I have never seen a cuter one on deviantArt
This is a collection of so-called plz-accounts related to the animated television series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". If you have not seen it yet, this is your first step in joining the herd. Just watch the Pilot Episode and see if it can win your sympathy The original collection comes from MLPFiMplz, but it has not been updated in a while, so I thought I make it 20% cooler
Since the size of a Journal entry is limited to 60KB, I had to split the collection:
Mane Cast 1/2: Greeting; Explanations; Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Apple
Find Your Homestuck Troll Blood Color!Yeah so here is how it works! You need to figure out your sun sign, and your moon sign. There is a calculator similar to this one out there, but it doesn't take in account jade bloods or mutants. This also doesn't require rounding. Hussie has already stated that the only troll blood colors that exist are the ones we have seen in the comic + lime. I also had to take in account that the jade blood color is rare, but the odds of getting jade with the distribution unadjusted are extremely high, so I figured out a way to make it work so it makes sense. I also took in account that fuchsia blood is extremely rare, and so is being mutant. The distribution that I am working with is a pyramid. I'll explain the breakdown at the end.
If you don't know your sun sign, click here: http://www.astrology-online.com/persn.htm
If you don't know your moon sign, click here: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp
Next you need to add up the values of
Icons I made [4 NEW MEME ICONS]
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