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I am very happy to tell you that I recently assumed ownership of Sublime Rush from the amazing RockstarVanity. I know I have some awesome shoes to fill there, but I am really looking forward to keeping the momentum of the magazine going. I have quite a few interviews lined up with some amazing artists around the world. There will be an In Review & Preview Issue at the end of August and then Issue 008 will be out at the end of October.
Send me a note here if you are interested in being in Sublime Rush or contributing, or email email@example.com.
And if you are not familiar, you can check out the magazine here: www.sublimerush.com (http://www.sublimerush.com/)
I have been trying to keep up with stuff over at 4bstr4ct4rt more lately. I think a few people thought the
Things That Changed Other Things
The Sketchbook Project 2011 Tour was created by the Arthouse Co-op in Brooklyn, NY. It is the fifth tour with many themes for the artists to choose from. Iaian Greenson (DoctorBalls), from Toronto, Canada, chose the theme "Things That Changed Other Things". His sketchbook explores this theme with 73 pages of beautiful artwork. As Iaian's sketchbook tours the US he will be notified each time a person looks at his work of art. Each journal on the tour will have a barcode and will be checked out by the viewer like a library book. Eventually his sketchbook will make it back to the Brooklyn Art Library to be part of their permanent collection.
Check out the sketchbook on the tour if you can. Otherwise you can see Iaian's sketchbook here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58747210N07/sets/72157625905407970/
Catch the sketchbook on tour:
Brooklyn Art Library
February 19-27, 2011
Reception: Saturday, February 19th
Check out Issue 006 0f Sublime Rush!Hey, everyone. Check out issue 006 of Sublime Rush. I contributed an interview with Cyndi Bellarose, as well as Biohazard, the second installment of Zombie Apocalypse poems by Jared Kulp (:nosedive with artwork by Dave Senecal (:Senecal. Thanks for checking it out!
Check out Issue 005 0f Sublime Rush!Hey, everyone. It has been out for a bit now, but check out issue 005 of Sublime Rush. I contributed a couple of interviews for this issue. They are with Glenn Arthur and Melissa Foreman, as well as Outbreak, the first installment of Zombie Apocalypse poems by Jared Kulp (nosedive) with artwork by Dave Senecal (Senecal). Thanks for checking it out!
Interesting Color PalletsSitting here a little bummed that my long weekend is almost over and I will have to go back to the grind tomorrow. I am ridiculously behind on some projects, but I need to get everything done before my little trip to Canada next week. I best get busy!
As I was faving a ton of stuff from my watch folder today, I thought that "interesting colour pallets" would make a nice feature...
Bird by OK-PhotographyCat Aclysmic by RockstarVanity
Check out Issue 004 of Sublime Rush!Hey, everyone. Check out issue 004 of Sublime Rush. I contributed a couple of interviews for this issue. They are with Lolita Agogo (lolitaAgogo) and Energy Art Movement (EnergyArtClub), as well as a little piece on AbX, a collective of abstract expressionist artists. Thanks for checking it out!
Whoa...!!! :-) + Violet FeaturesChecked my messages this morning to be greeted by someone congratulating me on the senior status. I have to admit, I was happily surprised. And it is an honor to have it happen on Deviant's birthday.
Thanks to everyone who stopped to say congrats. And thanks to everyone who watches me and my art.
Special thanks to Senecal. I have mentioned it before, but he has been a huge influence on me over the past few years. One thing he has always stressed to me is having a sense of community. I have tried other online art communities out there, and I have to say, dA has been one of the best. All of the art and the people have really been an inspiration.
Okay, enough of all that. Some violet features for you all!
Cosmos by Slushy-Pye Untitled 02 by lizdunfee
Diagram of a Scam LetterRecently I had someone send me a note on Etsy expressing interest in purchasing one of my artworks, "Jupiter Surfaces". At first I was excited to make a sale, but then I began to analyze the note. I thought, I wonder who this is that they need to be so private about the sale um, answer is that it is a scam to get my money.
I thought I would share this, with a little break down of it, for all of you who sell your art or crafts online.
"RE: Jupiter Surfaces, Item # xxxx:
I am interested in the immediate purchase of your item and will be make payment via cashier check/money order, my private shipping company will handle the shipping, but before payment will be made i need to be sure of who i am dealing with if you are going to be honest and sincere throughout the transaction. A certified cashiers check is cash-able the same day,there is going to be an excess fund on the check ,the excess fund is meant for the private shipping company who will come to your place for pick up of the ite
Shout Box Contest! + Features and NewsHey, everyone.
So, I noticed that no one has been writing in my box again...so, I am going to do a little Shout Box contest again. Write something clever in there. I will (very subjectively) choose my favorite.
I will look for entries through midnight est on June 30th.
The winner will get a 3 month subscription to dA.
Also, be sure to copy/paste your shout box entry as a comment on this journal.
Here are some of my fav favs of late:
dishevel by kannagara Knowing by iram
And finally, here are my shows that are coming up...
- Birds of CAW - CS Gallery - German Village, Ohio - 6/14 - 7/14
- Energizing Radiance - Gallery Fifty-Six, Memphis - 07/09 - 08/03
- Wowza Effect, SK Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario - 7/10-8/10
- Biggie Smalls - Grandview, Ohio - 7/10
- Image Optical - Columbus, Ohio - Jul/Aug
Check out my website for m
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!Hello my friends!
So Finally i collected some points and now I've decided to hold a giveaway!
A 500 Points Giveaway for everyone who wants to participate!!
Rules - Just favroite and Comment Done!
on the Journal
some of my art works
August 6th (1 week)
Good luck to Ever
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
5 ways to get into the creative zoneDear, deviantart fellow artists
Sometimes we tend to feel unmotivated and uninspired to do anything... but there are also those blissful moments of creativity, when inspiration strikes and time goes by unnoticed. Not getting distracted, going with the flow, so merged in the process, that there is no need to do anything else until the work gets done. But how to get in that mood more often..? Here are some ways/tips that helped me over the time.
1. Prepare your work space
Make the place you work as comfortable and useful as possible. Clean the desk from all the clutter, gather your tools in a most accessible way, organize in order to avoid mess. Set the according light, have some inspiring quotes, goals written around.
2. Avoid distractions
Turn off the internet. Or close all the tabs, you don’t need. Especially, social media sites. Don’t check the news/e-mail/mobile phone all the time. Get in the place where
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere"Trigger warning."
If you browse art on dA or Tumblr, you've probably seen these words before.
What exactly is a trigger?
Triggers come in multiple flavors.
Trauma triggersA person who has experienced a severe traumatic event—which isn't just limited to war veterans—may find that a particular sensory experience sends them back to that trauma. Although as camelopardalisinblue rightfully points out, it may not always be a full-scale flashback. Plenty of grey areas. Learn more about PTSD here.
I knew someone who had been abused in a room with fish-themed wallpaper. (Details changed to protect privacy.) So while something like the Jesus fish was tolerable because it was so abstract, they found real fish uncomfortable, and sudden exposure to a similar type of fish drawin
FREE adoptables here! :D (CLOSED)THESE ARE CLOSED, PLEASE STOP COMMENTING. xD
These are free, NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, please read everything before commenting. Everyone has a chance, don't be afraid to join!
I feel like I could give you guys a new chance with the requesting-stuff because it's loads of fun, a lot more people deserved something from the last journal + this is just a way to thank you awesome people for all the support! This time I made some adoptables/character designs for everyone, and they are FREE. I really love how ALL these turned out. ;A; <3 Seriously, there are so many different designs, I'm really in love with all of them! My wish is these to get good homes and be well taken care of, and I'll be looking for new owners here. c:
PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE AND READ THE DESCRIPTION TO SEE WHO ARE OPEN OR TAKEN. ;D
If you want one, do the following:
1. Be a watcher (If y
:.SUPER ICON RAFFLE [8 WINNERS!~] [CLOSED].:UPDATE #3 (CLOSED FOR RAFFLEING!): Thank you ALL who participated! THERE WERE IN TOTAL 68 PARTICIPANTS WITH A TOTAL OF 2,228 CHANCES ADDED TOGETHER. This has been EXTREMELY successful! Now, I will use random.org to determine my eight winners! If you do not win, there will be next times! I host raffles all the time! :icongoyuiplz: There will be a NEW journal made to display the winners!
Also, good luck to the person getting first place in the future
UPDATE #2: A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAGGED BY THEIR FRIENDS: You seem to be confused Your friends have only tagged you in order to get extra chances in the raffle! That doesn't mean you have to join the raffle, but only if you want! c; I hope I have cleared out confusion. ALSO TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED ALREADY: You may, at ANY time, add taggers to your chances! Good day and sorry for the excessive updating :iconyutasmileplz:
UPDATE: Ok, we have more than eno
DeathNote Mystery Case GiveAway #7
How To Use
The human whose name is written in this note shall die.This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.If the cause of death is written within the next 40 seconds of writing the person's name, it will happen.If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Puzzle Levels: Hard-Very Hard
1st place prize: 500 (First to finish the event)
2nd place pri
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