Will be deactivating...Hey guys! I know I have been seriously inactive (partly because I'm on hiatus), but I realize I haven't posted much art, and I'm not doing any daily polls or that stuff....I want to apologize for that; I've been really preoccupied with school and family issues....High school is really draining me, and I've had to focus hard on my studies if that means missing a day or two here on deviantART. And then my family isn't doing so well either, so I'm a little more stressed out...even though it's the holiday season... So I just want to let you know that I'm still alive, but I will no longer be active here....it was an extremely tough decision to make: I've made so many friends here on dA and now I have to let go and focus on "my priorities" as my parents call it... Every time I think about deactivating my account, I get a sick feeling in my heart that everything I've done the last two years will just disappear...But it's how life is I guess As a result, you won't see me p
OC Contest WINNERS!Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving whether or not you celebrated it! Alright it's time to announce the winners of Clovis' contest from early August! So there were a great deal of entries this time, and after some time of selecting....behold the winners! 1ST PLACE:By :icontosshiotaku: TosshiOtakui love how you did the background and the pose; the stars themselves show a lot of effort, and I just love how everything goes together really well. You win: 1500 from me A free commission of choice from me 1 year feature from me Watch and 10 faves from me Animal pixel icon from zenrha
Hey all!As you probably know already, I've been on hiatus for the past couple months but luckily now, I'm in a week long Thanksgiving break! So I'll finally have some time to at least check my messages every day XD (even though I still have 8 projects to work on), but I'm just wondering, how is everyone doing?I know I haven't been around to talk with you all, but how's everything?Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?I've joined very few contests lately, but a couple of them are up for voting! Here are some links to contests I've entered:They could really use some more votes! :iconvisualartistry: BMTC #3 | Great Outdoors - Voting Process:icontheiftoaslave: http://theiftoaslave.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4824859/Hope everything's going along fine! I have semester exams coming up and a big piano recital to prepare for!
Watchers Feature #64Sorry this was submitted so late...I've hardly had ANY time to go on dA so I'm thinking these features will have to be every 2 weeks now. But anyways...Yay for this week's watchers features! if you'd like to be featured, look at the "weekly" polls for more info!Okay so from random.org this week's featured watcher is.....:iconspirit-and-rain: EquineLullaby Check out her gallery here! Some of her works: If you want to be featured, watch for my "weekly" watchers feature polls
Watchers Feature #63Yay for more watchers features! if you'd like to be featured, look at the weekly polls for more info!Okay so from random.org this week's featured watcher is.....:iconsoarinsoraya: SoarinSoraya Check out her gallery here! Some of her works: If you want to be featured, watch for my weekly watchers feature polls
Watchers Feature #62So sorry this is so late...my Internet crashed...XPBUTYay for more watchers features! if you'd like to be featured, look at the weekly polls for more info!Okay so from random.org this week's featured watcher is.....:iconcheese-n-wieners: sanjee-chan Check out her gallery here! Some of her works: If you want to be featured, watch for my weekly watchers feature polls
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Collection: In The Shadow of DragonShare|ArchiveIn The Shadow of Dragons"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Collection: Alternative UniverseShare|ArchiveAlternative UniverseThe “alternative universe” has long been a sci–fi trope, usually simply a good–guy bad–guy heroes and villains reversal. Like the Star Trek episode (“Mirror, Mirror”) in which a transporter glitch lands Kirk on an evil pirate “parallel universe” Enterprise where Spock is a goateed murderer with mutiny on his agenda. But real scientists have complicated things considerably, with “string theory” positing at least eleven (and possibly an infinite number) of “alternative/parallel universes.”Once upon a time, we pondered our relative insignificance as sin
Paul Tobin's Scavenger Hunt Part 2Share|ArchivePaul Tobin’s Scavenger Hunt PART 2By techgnoticNeytiri by PaulTobinAvatar & Narnia: Inspirational TutorialsMasterful Resources on DeviantArt:iconpaultobin:PaulTobin is a conceptual designer, illustrator and graphic designer who has worked at Weta Workshop of New Zealand since 2003.He has worked on films such as Andrew Adamson’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, Peter Jackson’s King Kong and James Cameron’s Avatar and most recentl
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsShare|ArchiveAnimals Within Spirit AnimalsBy suzymaeHanuman by moleeRead MoreThere has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieShare|ArchiveThe Steampunk MenagerieThe magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
Project Porkchop Vol. 300Share|Archivesvol. 300About Project PorkchopThe DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Jane Austen's Prevailing and Perpetual ProseShare|ArchiveForever Austen Jane Austen’s Prevailing and Perpetual ProseBy spottedBecoming Jane by discretFirst Edition ofPride and Prejudice (1813)Read MoreIt is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”—Pride and Prejudice, Jane AustenThe opening line of Jane Austen’s
Cosplay Friday: The Hobbit and Lord of the RingsShare|ArchiveCosplay Friday: My PreciousBy spottedThe ring bearer by SusaStrawberryRead MoreThe characters in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been enticing readers for over 60 years.Today fans are able to journey to the magical realm of Middle-earth through the wizardry of Peter Jackson’s revolutionary six film cinematic adventure.Jackson ushered in the age of the modern day movie franchise by questionably shootin
Hayao Miyazaki: The Castle of CagliostroShare|ArchiveLUPIN by yoccoForeword by techgnoticThe Today Page welcomes Sylwia Telari with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Sylwia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Sylwia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worth
Watchers Feature #16Ikr I'm now featuring my watchers again! look at the weekly polls for more info!Yay so from random.org this week's featured watcher is.....:iconciao-7: ciao-7 Check out her gallery here! Some of her works: If you want to be featured, watch for my weekly watchers feature polls