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PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
600 POINT GIVEAWAY (PRIZE DOUBLED)
Hi Everyone! Since Fall's coming around,
I figure now would be a good time to host a quick giveaway!
THE PRIZE HAS NOW BEEN DOUBLED TO 600 POINTS
I made it onto dA's front page! ;v;
I'm doing a giveaway to help draw some traffic to my page as well! It's very VERY hard to get ahead on dA, and I really have no other options ;x;'
I'm a good artist, so please check out my gallery! ; ;
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1 MONTH PREMIUM GIVEAWAY!!!Guys, we have just reached 3000 pageviews!!! :iconomgcatplz: Amazing!!
The people who stalk my profile (especially my welcome-custom box ;D) may already know
that my premium giveaway starts @ 3000 pageviews~
I'm so happy~
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Giveaway ends on sunday, 5th October
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New watchers are more than welcome!
Just to clear up some thing
Art and value of timeDear, deviantart fellow artists
Our lives go by so fast and the time for what we really want to do is limited. So, how to wisely value our time, how to make the best of every single day and keep on creating?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
Sort what are the most important things you need to do as soon as possible and start with that. Make a list with what needs to be done and sort them by how necessary it is to do them, how much time it will aproximately take and how the result could impact your life. We have to make constant sacrifices in order to achieve our goals - instead of watching that useless youtube video, instead of checking e-mail and social media sites all the time, instead of whining that there is no time, but actually using what we have - everyone of us have 24h in a day, the difference between
Colouring Mini Contest! (5 Entries)Welcome to Cru first colouring mini-contest!
The picture you can color:
(PSD file: lineart Innairyn)
Innairyn is one of the minor character of my fantasy novel. She is the Goddess of Hope, to which Kyed did his vow. She keeps the hopes of the people who vowed to her in sparkling globes of various dimensions, depending on the intensity of the hope and in the desperation of who did the solemn promise. She is merciful and kind, but she can read in the hearts of people their real intentions. People that wants to vow to her, needs to do the same tattoo of her forehead on the shoulders.
When the hope is finally realized, it is said that the tattoo will disappear...
For more info: :iconkherming-chronicles:!
I've never drawn her before, so she doesn't have a defined colour palette. That means that you have full freedom in colouring her! And I hope yo
Get featured! [feature for points]After some while of experimentation, I'm glad to announce that the feature thing is there to stay.
Over the last half year I've received a lot of positive feedback from both the community and the people that got featured, which inspired me to setup an even faster and fairer method of featuring people on my page. Want to join the fun? Keep on reading. Questions will be answered below.
How does it work?
First find the thumbcode of the artwork you want to feature.
Go to my page, and click the donate button
Make sure to donate a minimum amount of 50 points.
Anything below 50 points will not work!!!
Give the points. Your work will now be featured
(It might take a while. I need to put it up first)
Why would I want this?
The general idea is to give beginning artists the chance to have their artwork featured on my front page. This might se
Annual Halloween Contest - NOW OPEN!!! It's that time of the year again and this year we are going to have a great contest!! This year the contest will be hosted by the affiliated groups;
:iconIn-Obscuro: and :iconOmbre-de-Nuit:
Unexpected Evil - In other words we want you to show us anything that normally isn't a creepy or evil, being creepy or evil. (Note or comment if you don't understand)
1 October 2014 - 30 November 2014, midnight GMT+2
Only digital artworks will be allowed. Any form of Digital Art is welcome though
Your artwork should be relative to the theme provided
All stock must be credited WITH A DIRECT LINK (If you are not sure about how to do
Ghost Stories Lit. ContestIt's October 1st.
And OfOneSoul, IrrevocableFate, DreamingAutumn, & DrippingWords
are proud to announce their next Lit. Contest...
:iconscaredplz: <--------- THIS is you.
:iconpetpetplz: <--------- THIS is us.
No time to be scared, lovelies! It's time to write.
Although the "Bestest Friend Contest" that IrrevocableFate & DreamingAutumn headed up together has yet to end, we're just TOO excited to work together again... and even MORE excited that it's almost...
- HALLOWEEN, BITCHES!
Before you scroll down to DA RULEZ and DA PRIZES
DeviantsGallery Halloween of Horrors!Hello my fellow deviants and welcome to our Halloween of Horrors! *insert evil cackle here*
As some of you know, Halloween is my favorite holiday and I want to celebrate it with YOU!
Our goal is to inspire everyone to create new art and more than that we want to have activities that every member can participate in. So… instead of having a contest, we are having 5 Halloween themed challenges. Without further ado, let get's started with our HALLOWEEN OF HORRORS!
Halloween Visual Art Challenge
For this challenge we are accepting Digital Art, Photography, Drawings and Paintings that are Halloween themed.
You can submit your entries here: http://deviantsgallery.deviantart.com/gallery/51338386/Halloween-Visual-Art-Challenge
We are challenging you to create a REAL jack-o-lantern. That's right, in order to enter you must create a jack-o-lantern and post a photo of it. Most jack-o-lanterns are
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
Blood BrothersBrookie always holds my hand when we cross the street. She's never given a reason for it, she just does it. It's become this unspoken rule with us that whenever we cross the street together, she slips her hand in mine and I lace my fingers through hers and we walk hand-in-hand until we reach the other side and she drops her hand and we both wipe our palms on our jeans. Brookie's a little scared of crossing the street. Her poppa died in a car crash when we were six. He was a pedestrian. She's never gotten over it.
Brookie is my best friend going on sixteen years now, which is pretty impressive considering we're both sixteen. We don't have some cute little story about how we were born in the same hospital on the same day or about how our mothers were best friends long before they were pregnant with us and somehow passed on that bond while we were still in utero. No, Brookie and I met the same way ever
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A two-time Community Volunteer for the deviantART Related category, Anne is well-known as a positive, helpful force. She is the community's resident expert when it comes to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and her personal gallery offers a wide variety of tutorials for new and experienced coders alike. In addition, each winter she hosts a calendar project encouraging members to create Journal designs for all to use, bringing more creativity to the community.
It is with immense gratitude that we acknowledge Anne as the recipient of the Deviousness Award for October 2014. Read More