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Custom T-Shirts and Other CommissionsHey guise! Since I opened commissions, here's my commission info (my old commish info is a bit dated so time to start fresh). Among the regular 2D work I do, I'm now offering CUSTOM T-SHIRTS! Woo! I may add bags if I see cheap canvas available at my local K-Mart/Dollar Tree. So spread the word around and if you're interested shoot me a note!
Frequently asked questions
How do I contact you for a commission? Send inquires through dA via note. Send inquiries through email to email@example.com
What is your method of payment? Paypal. My paypal email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Will you accept points as payment? Sorry, only Paypal is accepted.
Are all prices USD? Yes, all listed prices (and or quotes) are USD only.
What is your payment policy? 100% upfront for most commissions. If th
Rent Update/Opening CommissionsGood news everyone! Thanks to everyone who graciously donated funds to my cause I was able to pay my rent The property manager decided last minute not to take my case to court so I avoided eviction proceedings and legal fees (which would have been a bonafide nightmare). I really appreciate everyone who donated and shared my journal around It means a lot to me!
Now that that crisis is avoided, I'm faced with other not so great things thanks to not having an income.
My bus pass expires at the end of this week and without it I'll have no way to get to job interviews downtown (or to anywhere for that matter...curse living on the edge of nowhere). I'll be able to pick up another one, but it will expire a week after I buy it, thus landing back in the same predicament.
As you can imagine, my utility companies are at my throat for blood, and while I'm sure I can get away a bit longer without giving them anything, that time is nearin
Help me avoid EVICTIONSo this it everyone. I have two weeks left before I'll be evicted from my apartment. Don't feel guilty if you're unable to help (or if you've donated already). However if you can, please do. I need to raise $350 to pay rent for this month. Last week I was paid for an illustration job I had, but the entire amount of the payment was sucked into my then negative bank account So, although I've raised close to $350, I only have $200 to put toward rent, thus still needing to raise $350. My landlord will not accept anything less than the full amount. This Friday, the 11th, I'll be sued for the rent owed :/
I'm only two semesters away from finishing my Masters degree, and if I have no place to live that goal will almost certainly be derailed. I have an interview for a job next week, but even if I do get it that won't change the fact that eviction is fast approaching because I won't get paid enough or in time to avoid being thrown out.
I seriously hate beg
Help keep me from getting evicted woo!Hey people! So, things aren't that great over here for me this summer for one recurring reason: again I am without work. I launched a GoFundMe campaign about a month ago in the hopes of raising money to help out with my rent. I am currently without a paying job (still interning, and still contracted to several companies for illustrative work, but since there are no new projects, I am without an income). I've been looking hard for new work for months to no avail (like I seriously can't even get a job flipping burgers because I'm "overqualified"). That being said, things are now in emergency mode. I need to raise at least rent for the month of July ($550) and I'm reaching out for a helping hand so that I will not get evicted from my apartment. Any amount donated to my cause would help tremendously. If you would like to donate, you can send funds through Paypal to: email@example.com If you can't donate anything, please share my gofundme link (on my timeline). In return fo
Celebrating Women's History: Feminist ArtThe "Feminist art movement" began in the early 1960s. Women’s roles were questioned in society and thus were questioned in art in an article by Linda Nochlin called “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” She argued that there were few women artists because they were held back by a system that denied them equal opportunity (academies and guilds). Also in a society in which the home was run and child rearing was done entirely by women, women did not have the opportunity to engage in academia or the arts. Generally, if women were artists, they had to have male family members representing or teaching them. Painting was the only subject a woman could engage in, but nude models were forbidden for female painters, thus never reaching complete potential for academy standards. Italian Baroque painter Artemsia Gentileschi was one of the few female artists who was able to rise
Kamikaze GirlsKamikaze Girls chronicles the beginning of what we can assume will be a life long friendship of two polar opposite teenage girls: Momoko and Ichigo (who aliases as Ichiko). If anything, the story of Kamikaze Girls reinforces the proverb “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Momoko has no friends, prefers being alone, and has a dismal outlook on life. Ichiko on the other hand is carefree, and the exact opposite of Momoko. Both girls hide behind their chosen styles of dress to create a protective outer shell of identity.
Momoko is obsessed with the lighthearted Rococo period that has been channeled in the 20th and 21st century by Lolita fashions (Sweet Lolita, not quite Gothic). Momoko wishes to be sweet and fragile like the women from the Rococo period. In a further attempt to “fill herself with sweet things,” Momoko only eats desserts and candies. However, Momoko’s life is less than ideal. Her father is an alcoholic
The SimulacrumAccording to Jean Baudrillard in Simulacra and Simulation there has been such a saturation of symbols and signs in American culture that original meaning has been lost, he called this the “precession of simulacra.” This happens in 4 stages: the copy, the counterfeit, the absence of reality and finally simulation. In the essay Sherlockian Simulacra the author Ashley Polak outlines the process of simulacra in this way:
Representation as a process is self-aware; it understands and accepts the coexistence of sign and signifier. A map that has a scale of one inch to one mile is not in danger of being mistaken for the territory it represents. Simulation is a process that claims authenticity for the signifier over the sign; a map with a one-to-one ratio to the territory could be mistaken for the territory, depriving the territory itself of meaning. (Polak, 195)
Martha Buskirk, author of Commodification As Censor
Every Job I've Ever HadSo my buddie simpleCOMICS wrote this
spiffy journal today about his work history and I thought I'd do that same I'll add in my volunteer jobs too
Job #1: Children's Hospital Volunteer- More commonly known as "candy striping." I was a general volunteer for the Akron Children's Hospital for about 4 years and it was a pretty fun job ^ ^ I moved patients around for tests and x-rays, delivered specimens, blood, charts, beds, specimens, and wheelchairs all around the hospital campus. Occasionally, I did mail stuffing, held babies, played with children, and read stories to kids not well enough to get out of bed. I also led tours for schools and athletic teams. The only reason I quit was because college interfered with my schedule.
Job #2: Student Assistant- More commonly known as a "page." This was my first paying job It had its ups and downs but it was fairly simple and I ended up making above minimum wage after my first six months there (and bef
Art SchoolFrom what I've viewed around dA, the general consensus about "art school" is that it's an enormous waste of both time and money. Stories about pretentious professors, failed experiments, and unsupportive families get a lot of attention. I think there are aspiring artists out there who enter art schools with the idea that everything they learn will be intuitive and that there is no real need to understand much less study the very basics because that would make them "mindless sheep." Others don't receive enough support from friends or family and cannot complete their education. There's validity to both arguments, and I've dealt with both. If there's one thing that I want you to take away from this blog, it is this: you can do whatever you want, as long as you're willing to fight hard for it.
Inb4 "telling kids they can be whatever they want is a filthy lieeeee"
College is hard but totally worth it if you know what you
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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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
Withdrawal by LAlight
Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
*** by Fatalv
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
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
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART Identity
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
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FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
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FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
MezzotintMezzotint is an intaglio printmaking process. Intaglio was invented in Germany in the 15th century. It is a group of processes which use a metal plate (usually copper). These processes include, drypoint, etching, engraving, aquatint and mezzotint. The image is engraved into the surface of the metal by the use of tools or chemicals, that is known as etching. The term mezzotint means to work "in a dark manner." The method of mezzotint involves a tool called a rocker. When it is rocked back and forth over the plate, it creates a stippled texture similar to halftone. The texture creates a tonal effect that is unique to other intaglio processes in the way that it is a softer and more even means of adding shade.
Isaac Beckett was an English printmaker who specialized in mezzotint. Beckett was first apprenticed in London under a calico maker but later on learned the method of mezzotint from a print salesman. A large portion of his work was mezzotint portraits, in total he created a
[transmissions of a dead girl]i am the
moon: i am
the silver pill
to weigh down
into leaden eyes--
i am the
of the dark.
the stars are
all dead in their
you'll be safe, dear,
as i am the moon,
with all of your
(i am good bye and yet,
you think only of romantic
i am the moon.
i am the crescent
and dead altogether,
i still die.
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