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GIVEAWAY WINNERSThe giveaway is over! Yaaay I hope that the wait was worth the prizes for our two winners!
Soooo just to remind you, the first place comes with 150 and the second - 50 !
FIRST PLACE - kristinaelyse
SECOND PLACE - twaanie
The winners will also get llamas from lovely Arlesienne! ^:^
I'm sending the points right away!
Thank you all for participating in my very first giveaway! I hope to make more in the future so stay tuned
200 POINTS GIVEAWAY - *CLOSED*
I decided to make a giveaway - I don't use my points anyway, so why not get rid of some to make others happy?!
So, first off, the prizes of course!
FIRST PLACE - 150
SECOND PLACE - 50
HOW TO ENTER:
These are compulsory steps to be in!
Fav this journal. This will be your number and I'll use random.org to pick up the winners!
Make a journal about this giveaway and comment here with the link. And I'll check it! The reason is that I want more people to enter! ^^
I don't ask you to watch me or fav my pics. However, if you feel like it, I would be more than happy! ^^
The giveaway ends on December 23, so the winners will have the points as Christmas presents, yaaay!
Also, you can enter until December 22, 11:59 PM CET. That would be 05:59 PM EST or 02:59 PM PST.
A nice way to advertise other deviants, you don't have to
For each of the first 21 people answering this journal, I will put their avatar and the three deviations I like most from their gallery on the list!
If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on the first place. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!!!
Cookie by Dunkir Practice by Dunkir
Writing Effective DialogueWe've all struggled through figuring out how to write dialogue that not only gets the information out there, but also helps build characters or advance the plot. There are tons of books and blogs out there on the topic, too. But just reading about it doesn't do much good if we're not ready to try it out. Give it a go and see what other people think. But let's start with the basics.
What is Effective Dialogue?
Dialogue that's written well will reveal character traits, add to the tension and suspense, helps cut down on text walls of description and of course, advances your plot. One of the most important things to keep in mind when you're writing dialogue is that in fiction, your reader doesn't want to read all the mundane things we say on a regular basis. So if it's not moving the plot or adding to your character's personality, you should think about cutting it completely.
What do I mean by reveals character traits?
Why I still draw mangaYou know what's the funny thing about getting older and (apparently) more serious with art? People ask you why you don't 'move on' with it.
Over the last few years, as my interest in art in general grew and I attended more traditional art workshops, the question that was most asked to me was:
"Why don't you move on from that manga style of yours?"
Implying that manga was a childish thing to draw, and that when I wanted to go anywhere more serious with my art, I would better move on to a more mature and realistic style.
Now, as some as you know I have close to no intention to go professional. It would take the fun out of drawing, in my opinion. But it honestly bothers me people see manga in such a negative light nowadays, especially considering we live in an era in which manga artists like yuumei, sakimichan or GENZOMAN (and many others) have build solid careers on their manga drawing skills,
Want more commissions?This journal is for artists who want to get more commissions, or want to open commissions and never had so they don't know how best to present their art, or even for those artists who took commissions before but would appreciate some more tips
There are a few pretty important things to consider before publicly announcing you're opening commissions:
1. payment method. The deviantart commission widget takes 20% of your profit, but then again more deviants have points so you're likely to get 20% more customers like that. But don't forget there are people who have paypal and don't feel like dealing with points so if you decide to open commissions through deviantart, don't let that be the ONLY payment method.
Paypal is the most common payment method used online and i strongly recommend it. Make a paypal account, connect it to a card and you're ready. But don't forget paypal has a limit of $3000 per year withdrawal. So if you're serious about drawing art for a living and you
[ over ] 48 hr icon raffleh ere we go
winners are yurimilk & DanaDani for the watchers one its RooiKatjie since you won the watchers raffle im assuming you watch my journals too so 24 hrs for you to respond + claim the icon. comment or note the ref id c just reply ` v`))99 i'll pick another watcher if its unclaimed.
thanks to everyone who joined + advertised!
kinda disappointing when it was just a click to enter kinda thing but only 113 people entered 0k im used to being disappointed on da.
i realized i'm too lazy for commissions anyway and i always ended up drawing really plain characters for them anyway s0000000
just a mini thank u to everyone for putting up with my whiny shitty self and.. yknow.... not interacting with m e in any way shape or form thANKS!!!!!!!!! ///////
[closed]!!!240 POINTS WATCHER-GIVEAWAY!!!Hello everyone,
let me brighten up your monday :icondancinglaplz:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR 1600+ PAGEVIEWS AND 60+ WATCHERS !!!
To celebrate this, I am giving away 180 points!!
I am in a really good mood today!!
Be a watcher! (obviously)
Fav this Journal!
Leave a comment and tell me that you're joining!
(You will only be counted in if you have done these things)
UPDATE: I welcome all of my new watchers!!
I never thought that so many would join! I'm really happy!
Since so many joined I will add 20 to every winning prize!
500 points giveaway.[OPEN] 41 Prizes 41 Winners.This is my 6th giveaway and :iconPaa-Kun:s And :iconrajivcr7:'s 1st giveaway .
We all :iconashish913: :iconpaa-kun: And :iconrajivcr7: have opened this giveaway together.
There will be :-
Two 50 points winners
Four 25 points winners
Five 20 points winners
Ten 10 points winners And
Twenty 5 points winners
Want to win?
Read it Carefully.
1. Fav+ this journal to enter(This will be your number)
2. You have to "Watch+ us" :iconashish913: :iconpaa-kun: And :iconrajivcr7: in order to enter.(Please don't be unfair)
Make a journal about it and share it on front of your page and earn 1 point.(7 points left)
Yep you are now done just wait till the results are announced.
Winner will be selected from Random.org
Open till midnight of 20th September.
Anyone who wants to help me or want to place a prize is welcome.
Bestest Friend ContestCONTEST IS NOW OPEN!
BESTEST FRIENDS ARE AWESOME.
In celebration of my bestest friend RainbowMonkeh coming to visit me, we've decided to host a contest! The premise of this contest will be simple, write something to your best friend! It could be anything! Maybe you want to write them a letter telling them how much you care, or a write piece dedicated to them. Maybe you want to write about your favorite memory, your silliest moment, or that time you both laughed so hard your sides hurt because one of you did the Six Little Ducks Dance from Barney. ANYthing!
Want to donate something? Feature, points, pm, a print, something you made? Note either IrrevocableFate or RainbowMonkeh. Or donate straight to RainbowMonkeh! If you donate a prize you're still eligible to enter and win!
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day 2014
Hey guys, Kate here. I’m this year’s Disability and Mental Health Rep at my University so I wrote this article for our Students' Union blog and I just wanted to take a little time to share it here too and to tell you that today is World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organisation considers suicide a global issue and suggests that part of its international plans to combat it include more awareness and understanding of the problem.1 A little bit of this article is specific to my University but most of it is sound advice that everyone should read and consider.
All very interesting, I hear you say, possibly sarcastically. So let’s get serious for a second. When you come to University, a lot of us get told to stay away from drink, drugs, promiscuous sex, darkly lit parts of the city, strangers… the list of perceived dangers is seemingly endless and people love to warn you about them… but s
Characters I Might Trade [OTA]These characters were very loved, but with my many new adopted characters, now don't use them as much as I used to, and I don't want to keep characters that I don't use, when they could benefit of new owners that would give them the care and love they deserve? <3
Characters I might trades, if I get offers I find interesting enough:
Choco Mint --- Maneki (Can be turned into a Nekoi) --- Wasabi
They all come with many extra art and icons.
Feel free to offer any of the following:
-Art (quality over quantity)-
-Closed species character(s)-
-[AB](maybe?) offer a Mantibab (lol I can dream)-
Point commissionsHello there!
I decided to start making commissions to get points for future contest.
a) I can draw anime-like people (if you like my style... My people aren't perfect etc. so it's up to you)
and realistic animals (preferred canines, hybrids and weird creatures, preferred furry animals, I DO NOT draw dragons)
b) check out my gallery to see what I am capable of!
- a human character w/ no background - 45
- a human character w/ background (preferred nature) - 75
- an animal w/ no background - 40
- an animal w/ background (nature) - 75
d) prices may vary if you order a 'challenging' art or an art that will take more time to finish. But don't be scared, I won't demand much more
e) please SEND ME A NOTE if interested, with as many details described as possible.
1420 MHzHe keeps a list wadded in the depths of his front, left pocket: where he holds his keys, and the forgotten/abandoned shell of a lone pistachio. The list is his biography, written in the shape of Argentine Spanish:
Me gustan los tomates en verano.
Yo amo a mi novio.
Nos besamos. (Mi novio chupa mis dedos de los pies.)
Las estrellas cantan sus canciones.
Mi nombre no es Eduardo.
Vivo con Jacobi ahora.
His pants are wadded, now, on summer-warmed hardwood; his shirt is draped over the back of a cane-back chair, the most incongruous of antiques in Jacobi’s tech-nerd lair. Headphones clamp his ears, and fill his head with the lisping whisper of interstellar hydrogen, broadcasting itself at a neat 1420 MHz. Bedroom is the wrong word for a place like this, despite the sorts of furnishings one might expect. There is a bed, a dresser, a bookshelf and two nightstands cramped with magazines, graphic novels. An alarm clock
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