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damn uploading.Update on life:
Well, right now it should be fixed within a day...then i will be free to upload again. I thought leaving and waiting would do the trick. thank goodness i got confirmation that my issue will be resolved soon.
uploading issue: i click submit, it wont let me. new sbmit screen and all FUCKS up on me cause it just happens to hate me. i dont see others with the problem, so im here upset.
this better work or i'm leaving this site.
[NEWS] Feature Friday Volume 8 RelaunchWell, yep I have been SO far behind schedule, that now that I've gotten back on track, I have decided to re-do the submissions for the Feature Friday Exposure project that I had started I think October (?). The features are now Bi-weekly, as I am in my spring semester, and every two weeks (on a friday, of course!), I will feature all submissions from everyone who participates in my forum threads that I place up in the Deviation Thumbshare section of our community forums!
Feel free to share the news...spread the word about the relaunch, and to get you guys to try to participate, here's the link to this month's submission thread!
Please do participate! Who doesn't like a free feature?
*sigh*trying to be active...but lost most hope of being back here.
will return commission points during the week, but will still do the commissions regardless...can't stay here anymore...everything upsets me...and can't stay on top of things...nearly failed college fall semester...so will take a break.
will return soon.
Feature Friday Volume 7 IF YOU LIKE THIS JOURNAL, PLEASE +FAVE IT SO WE CAN GET THIS PROJECT SOME MORE LOVE AND ATTENTION IN THE BOTTOM OF THAT WEBSITE'S PAGE!
I know I'm a lot late with this one, but due to that hurricane/storm/whatever, my classes were scheduled on a day in which
I have no class...which is today.
Anyhow, I know I haven't been enthusiastic lately (and quite frankly, haven't gotten the motivation to do the commissions...if I keep it up I will return the points back to their respective commissioners) because of so many problems in school...and I might fail...*sigh*
tl;dr: I'm so fucked in college life.
So, here it is! Feature Friday Volume 7!
I'm sorry that the entries are short...I didn't exactly have the time to go out and promote today. But you know what...? It would be nice if you guys helped me with that. I want to feature some more great works, but without your help, I won't be able to..
These works here are sometimes under-viewed, and w
[ Feature Friday Volume 6 ]Hello everyone.
I'm back again, and with a new volume of my weekly Feature Friday series! I'm happy that I'm able to keep displaying such wonderful works for everyone to see! I do hope that first of all, If you like this feature, please help us get it loved even more by getting more people to stop by, or favourite this journal! It isn't hard to do so! , and secondly, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING!
As per usual, to come and join, just watch for my next forum post in the Deviant Thumbshare section, entitled "Feature Friday Volume 7"!
Any medium, style, and take is allowed, from Artisan Crafts to Traditional Art, Digital Art to Photography, Typography, Literature, any is allowed!
These are all great works, and the people behind them are talented! Please do support them by commenting and/or faving their work..it would really be the only thing I would want in return... PLEASE GO OUT AND MAKE THEIR DAYS!
[ Feature Friday Volume 5 ]Yes. Welcome again to my fifth installment of my Feature Friday journals!
I'm Requiemachina, and I am seriously bored! (That was totally uncalled for XD) But anyway, I would like to congratulate all the participants who decided to take a few minutes of their lives to come check out my forum posts ([Feature Friday Volume 5] Free Features and stuff! (for premium members)
and [Feature Friday Volume 5] Free Features Newest or Best Art (for non-premium members)) and submit their works to me for this compilation!
Thank you so much for allowing me to continue this, which really relies on the submission from our fellow members here!
I love this journal skin. Do you? It matches my page lol
Anyways, here goes!
OHHHHSHIT.I am one of those people who don't give a fuck about their work until it is due.
in one word: procrastinator.
Watch me fail, guize.
PE: The Importance of Community SupportFrom the Desk of Requiemachina
The Importance of Community Support: What is a Community?
When one thinks of a community, some words might come into play...maybe these: caring, supportive, familiarity, safe, helpful, united to promote a common interest or idea....that stuff. But, a community does not fit into a nice neat package. We use the word a lot, but it is important to ask more seriously what the term "community" is. A community is a sort of "construct"; We can't see a community, nor touch it, or directly experience it. Just like a snowflake, no two communities are exactly alike. They may share the same ideals, but the personal experiences will always be different. A community is not only the people in it-- but what was already established long ago, and which would continue to grow through the ages. Take DeviantART for example. This site I believe when it first started up, wasn't as big as it is now. But due to
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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You CAN Do It Too! Commissions, Exposure, and...
Do you feel like no one cares about your artwork? That no matter how hard you try, you'll never improve? Well, I've been there before.
A little less than a year ago, I didn't even have 100 watchers. It was tough trying to find commissions, even though I priced them around 10 - 100 an hour. Sure, I had some wonderful people supporting me (thank you very much for that!), but when I looked at the thousands of diehard fans the "popular" artists had, I felt kinda useless. It seemed like even a thousand watchers, or just being able to earn minimum wage was impossible. Sometimes I wanted to cry from all the effort I put in. I kept drawing and drawing but barely improving. I was frustrated and felt useless. But instead of giving up, I pushed myself even harder, and by God's grace it's starting to work out for me.
I now have over 16,000 amazing people encouraging me, and I know it's only a matter of tim
No more excuses, it's time to improve your art!You’re probably well acquainted with the old proverb “practice makes perfect.” And while I don’t fully believe that perfection is attainable, because the very notion of perfection is somewhat subjective, getting better at anything requires both time and effort. I’m going be very blunt here; if you want to improve your artistic skill you need to actually practice.
My heart goes out to everyone here who is struggling to improve so don’t feel that I’m purposely singling you out here. However throughout my time on dA (and in real life) I’ve met artists begging for advice on how to quickly improve and sadly when I tell them to begin practicing the excuse is always ‘well, I don’t really have the time for that.’
And I ain’t got time for yo attitude.
You do have the time
Inb4 “you don’t know my life!!!1one1!!” Listen here young padawo
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
Fav this Feature for a chance to get your artwork presented in our next feature!
We will pick one Member that faved this article to be in the next one.
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Momus Advby Toru-meow
JULY Challenge WATER last day to vote:icontransparentplz:
All works here
This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins 130 points;
the second place wins 80, the 3rd place wins 50 and the 4th wins 25 .
These prizes c
Freelance Paychecks are RealA few weeks back while thinking about this journal, I came across a forum for paid photojournalism jobs. I left it some time later in complete shock. There I found posting after posting about jobs paying nothing, next to nothing, or promising payment and then paychecks never arriving in the mail. I sat there, closed the laptop lid, and thought for a long while.
I know I’m fortunate to be paid for what I do. A big part of this is because I specialize in something very few photographers are doing at a professional level. But what most people don’t realize is that even at this level a large percentage of my workload involves pay negotiations. There are contracts that took months of negotiation. Some took weeks, or a single week, or several days, or a flurry of emails or texts in just a few minutes.
Every single one of those initially low-balled me; offering me starting contracts at 10-20% of my regular rate. And despite publications th
[Feature Friday Volume 2]Hello, and welcome to Feature Friday Volume 2! Here are more awesome works from our community, all from the forum post of mine, "Newest or Best Digital Artworks"! I know I should have had this up by now, but I was really busy with a hell of a lot of things, so I never got the chance to complete this until now. This journal includes some very interesting artwork, that again, receives little attention. Isn't it about time we supported each other?
Well, anyways, here are the featured deviations! Please show the artist your love and support by commenting/faving/watching them. Make their days!
woork in progres by mihaimcm94I knew I could by RavenskysongAppledash Humanized 2 by JYCCheetara 2011 by XirausDeadly Pink by Xiraus:.King of Sarcasm.: by orribu
Fierce by AerilienEthereal Sentinel by AerilienThe Mischief Council - colour by AerilienHS: Porrim speedpaint by AerilienLove Kills by FireMooseThe Demon's Lexicon by Katara-AlchemistThe Demon's Covenant by Katara-AlchemistThe Church of the Wild Ones by Katara-Alchemist
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The Coffee GodThe Coffee God behind the counter shuffles foot to foot, a dance of steam and espresso. Black painted fingernails, inch gauged ears and a gray striped sweatshirt, hood crooked on his back. There's a cigarette tucked behind one ear; it bobs and twitches with each step.
“Non-fat caramel latte,” he calls, just as he always does, part of a spell, part of a mantra, toneless (just a tuck at the end). I reach. He looks up.
The espresso maker hisses.
There's something like a grin, something like a spark, something like a shared secret linked eye to eye. When he passes over the drink (rough cardboard sleeve hot to the touch), he lingers. Our fingers brush, a shiver, a jolt, a ten-watt shock.
The Coffee God tilts his chin, shouts, “Hey, mind if I take my break now?”
and ducks around the counter without waiting for a reply.
He slips his cigarette between his lips without taking his eyes from mine. I follow him out the door.
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