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My DeviantART Story: A Journey of 9 DeviantYearsOk, so it's not exactly nine years yet, but at the end of this year it will be! And that's a long time time, if you stop to think about it, so I'm stopping to think about it to reflect on this nine-year journey through dA, seeing as 9 is such a lovely number.
I joined this site at the tail-end of 2005, back when I was in highschool and I thought winesoaked-roses would make the most awesome username...it didn't, so I'm not that anymore (thank goodness dA added the ability to change one's username, because I think having the username is why I took a speckled 2-year-on-off hiatus a few years ago; why would I think wine-soaked roses are lovely? I guess they kind of sound so, but having tasted wine several years back, I can't imagine roses would be good to eat with that)...
I don't remember exactly how I stumbled upon the site but I think it was purely by accident. It was back in the days whe
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:
Creating your own MangaIntroduction
You have a great story, a bunch of characters and you want to create a manga. However, where do you start? Do you have it Left->Right or Right->Left? How should you publish it (*note: some publishers may have additional requirements/restrictions)?
The process is pretty much the same for any graphic progression such as comics.
Luckily, there are a great number of tutorials to help you on your way.
A storyboard is a panel or series of panels which detail the sequence of significant events in a planned scene, i.e. a rough sketch coupled with some words to describe the actions in the scene.
At this point you'd need to have an idea of whether you are making a left->right or right->left manga.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
PE: How to Scan and Adjust ImagesTutorial Time: How to scan and adjust images on Photoshop!
Hello everyone, welcome to this tutorial article of PE week!
well, you know, there is this youtube channel where there's lots of videos regaring tips, tricks and general advice for artists, and it is the best I've seen of the kind. But sadly, it is only in portuguese - hence why cinyu came up with the great idea of getting me to translate one of their videos!
I decided to pick up this one regarding scanning and adjusting images on photoshop, because that is one of the most basic, yet worst parts for many traditional artists. This tutorial is mostly for scanning black and white works, so it'll be more useful if you're working on manga/comic pages or inked art, but I hope it'll give you some ideas and help out in general on how scanning works.
I'll be translating the most important parts of the video, along with screenshots. Let's get started!
Things you'll need:
When It's HardHi folks! I realized in my most recent round of blogs that I've been a little quick to tell you all to put on your grown up panties, but this one is going to be a little different. Making art can be one of the most exhilarating things you'll ever do, but (and this is from personal experience also) 80% of the time you're going to fail. You'll spill your ink all over that glorious drawing. Oil from your hands will permanently stain only the portion of paper that was meant to remain a snowy white. Your computer's hard drive will crash or all your image files (all the WIPs especially) will get corrupted. You'll try something new and it just won't work out the way you envisioned. These things are the parts that aren't really spoken about enough, and so when they happen to us we assume that we're doing something terribly wrong. I'm here to tell you that we all go through these things and there's always a solution!
When you're not improving
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last days
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
How to render MMD videos like a pro!
The DeviantArt MMD community is notorious for its drama and mini-conflicts. It has also been the one in which I've encountered some of the rudest people on the Internet. However, I have also been rather fortunate in being able to become acquainted with some of the nicest, talented and knowledgeable people I've ever encountered anywhere. Many of these have graced my gallery with their visits, comments, encouragement and attentions. And a few, perhaps some of the most talented, have graciously given me access to hard to get models, exclusive previews of their MMD work and even insights into their methods of doing things.
Occasionally, I am gifted with real gems and this was the case when garmus1 dropped a note in my inbox the other night. Apart from the depth of knowledge that he gives into his methods, he's also given me permission to share that knowledge with the rest of the community.
Now, I know that some of you will have, after reading only
Some beautiful pieces of ART10Sharing is caring.
Compass by Teddy-Cube Dancing Butterflies by Sisterslaughter165
Heart and Soul by RickHaighNicki... again. by Cinnamoncandykuia x by chriseastmids
Stand out from the rest by pqphotographyScrew the Light, Give me Darkness by pjenzFishing by Notvitruvian
Teac by pitkonMandelbrot 104 - Etranged love - by Olbaid-STCan You Feel My Heart by StevenZybert
Lake at Colbricon by SergibaSun King by samgrealResonance by Pixx-73
Beautiful Nude Practice 2 by philippeLJune sunset by peterpatemanLady Butterfly by Mr-Ripley
Once Upon a Time by morningstarskidStructures From Silence by MoodyBlueGrand Central Terminal by maxlake2
Always Beside You by mj-magicSummoning by MoonRoseEternityThe Nanny Ravens by LouVart
Vagabond by LewiARTs
Future is Spelled KIDS-Tribute to Fred Rogers by rsiphotography I`d love U for a Thousend Years by BrennaWintjens Wildlife 2014 by nudagimo
Wish you were here ... by gotman68 In love by tamaraR Omnipresent Light by Lior-Art
Wildfire by Andaelentari *pink sugar skull* by WelshAngelArt Kestral by Walking-Tall
Edge of Eternity by revande Textures by Spiegellicht
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXIX:iconsoftness-art:
Vio II by Eman333
Tomorrow will be Spring by bwaworga
LILY LIKE Mia by LILYLIKESerene v.2 by bwaworga
Masha4 by piesong
the.apple. by kpubo-geteJ and J by kamakebelieve
pearl by schilles-photography
Awakening by markborbelybroken dreams by kleinerEngl
Knoblauchsland II square - yellow by myINQI
my kitchen. by popoksSunny tower by cloduy
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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