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Come hang out with me at an art show!Hi everyone! I have some exciting news! I will be in TWO art events in July!
The Original Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
July 16 - July 18 (10 am - 9 pm) & July 19 (10 am - 6 pm)
Ingalls Mall @ 881 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
website for more information (you can also read my artist bio there!)
RAW:Chicago presents COMMUNIQUE
July 24 (7 pm - midnight)
Bottom Lounge @ 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607
15$ tickets through my RAW artist website profile
website for more information
I got juried into my first art fair and my first big art show! I'm really excited - and very nervous - about both of these, so if you've ever been interested in seeing my
My lovely watchers : Part VIII-bHello and Happy New Year everyone!
As fore mentioned in part one (or I guess it's technically part a) of my 2013 +watcher journal art features, I have split the (past) year's feature into a few parts. So to start the year off right, I would like to thank everyone who has had a stroke of fortunate insanity and decided to follow my gallery, and would like to continue my 2013 +watcher feature of some amazing art from their amazing galleries! It was an amazing journey through these galleries and I hope many others will love my findings as much as I did.
The Fourth Horseman by deathbyskyrimCha Cha by InfluenzuimEven more Blooming Sunflower! by ChibiTaigaFashion by nicholasphotoIn another world by meliloloNEW MOSQUE by mecengineerfly by carotungosunset cloud and moon 02 by Nexu4Untitled by Usmanshani:
My lovely watchers : Part VIII-aHi everyone!
This year, in regard to DeviantArt, I am thankful for everyone who has ever commented, +favorited, or even just looked at my art, so I'm starting my annual feature for those who +watch my art on this year's Thanksgiving day. (while I work on this food coma XD)
I am especially thankful for receiving Daily Deviations on two of my pieces this year! That's still really hard for me to believe, but it explains why I have to split 2013's +watcher feature into a few parts so that it's fair for everyone. I'm so abundantly thankful to have received those DD's and, if it's even possible to imagine, even more grateful to have people who enjoy my art enough to follow my account. Thus, without further ado, please enjoy this feature (part 1) of some of the lovely people who had a stroke of fortunate insanity and decided to follow my gallery this past year. It was an amazing journey through these galleries and I hope many others will love my findings as much
even when you are feeling deeplyI received a Daily Deviation! It is on this piece:
Thank you so much JeanneyLost for suggesting it and astridle for featuring it!
And thank you everyone who added it to their +favorites! It really was a great surprise to log in and find! ♥
If you are curious to know, it was inspired by an excerpt from Island by Aldous Huxley:
"It's dark because you're trying too hard. Lightly, child, lightly. You've got to learn to do everything lightly. Think lightly, act lightly, feel lightly. Yes, feel lightly, even though you're feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. Lightly, lightly -- it was the best advice ever given me. Throw away all your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That's why you must walk so lightly. Lightly, my darling
this is an art featureWow, I sign on to dA to suddenly find it looks much more cluttered than I remember. My signature thing is looking pretty awful too. I don't find the idea of revamping with symbols appalling, but I do have 2 major problems: You don't have to add a symbol to external links, and There should be happy symbols for non-premium members too. Doesn't seem fair --they could have smiley faces or something: I think that'd be fun and happy.
Anyway, if you're tired of looking at bulky symbols, I encourage you to look at these beautiful pieces made by beautiful artists instead.
A windy day by Addranif you love someone, set them free by PsycheAnamnesisColor palette 45 2011 by LuGiais
..... by vvolaCeltic Votive Candle Holder by bellekaX
Pre-sale : Anthrocemorphia Playing Cards
After about 9 months or so, I've finally completed all my playing cards and realized them as an actual tangible deck! I can't even begin to tell you guys how excited I am about it -- even this emoticon does not fully encompass how ecstatic I am
The cards will be available for sale in My Etsy Art Shop at the end of September/beginning of October (2013) for 23$ (USD) each, including the plastic hard case and excluding shipping costs. However, I'm currently holding a pre-sale for them, so if you are interested, please note the following information:
Pre-sale exclusives offers include the card deck price reduced to 20$ (excluding shipping), and a free 8"x12" high-quality Metallic Print of one card-art of your choosing.
The Metallic Paper used is a hig
Print Giveaway Winner! :DHello everyone!
My print giveaway ended last night, so this morning I got out my little teapot and went through writing all participants' silly food names on paper slips. (They were such a hoot to read through ; I hope you guys had as much fun thinking them up as I did reading them!) And after thorough shaking of tiny, folded paper slips with funny names in my little teapot, the Print Giveaway Winner is a Miss Lauren R FrenchToastFace aka. betweenbirches!
Thank you so much everyone who participated! I had way more entries than I expected and it was really encouraging to find you guys enjoy my art so much! This was a lot of fun and I hope I'll be able to have another giveaway someday. In the meantime, I invite you to check out my Online Art Store on Etsy! ♥
Print Giveaway! :D
As the title of this journal says, I'm holding a print giveaway!!
Recently, I finally opened My Art & Prints Shop AND I actually reached 100 +likes on My Facebook Art Page, which I didn't think would happen for quite a while longer! So, in celebration, I'm having a giveaway of my printed art!
4 Ways to Enter
There are FOUR (4) ways to enter to win in my print giveaway raffle, and each participant may use up to all 4 methods.
eligible for those who +devWatch my art at SophiaAZhou.deviantart.com
leave a comment on this Journal with the combination:
guilt.free.indulgence XII...haven't made one of these journal features in a while
anyway, these are lovely pieces I've found with help of TheWallflowerGarden;
and as always, these are all under 100 favorites
so please indulge freely.
Saltburn Cliffs. by chuxstadroga by MTrafimoffShimmering by phoenix1981
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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
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
RoF Signature Feature: Of Angels and Demons Vol. 2
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Of Angels and Demons
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the loner by korrox the ninth gate by Tom-Ripley
On the edge of the world by igorsev Contraposition by SplitEnsds On the edge of the world by igorsev
SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura unsustainable by chriseastmids SUSA X6 by KizukiTamura
Colibri' by martaraff Mgh IV - St. Georg in the Puddle by DpressedSoul Colibri' by martaraff
im garten IV by BuChWien PNEUMA by menervaTau im garten IV by BuChWien
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returning madness about madness returnshello dear friends and watchers; I hope you're doing well.
sorry I've been somewhat spamming your inboxes lately, with many of them being American McGee's Alice - inspired: I attended my second convention ever (Anime USA) this past weekend and cosplayed for the first time as, yes:
Alice in Madness Returns.
so I'm having a second bout of madness for the game and thought I'd find some lovely mad things to share with you guys.
Every Me and Every You by muratsuyurWhen the lights are down by JPtHartNymph by FraGatsu
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