|So I heard I draw manga.|
On losing a friend(it did not end in tears.)
I could give you armfuls of oceans, great
mountain ranges wrapped in silver bows,
a coral reef gleaming like a sapphire chain
but you will always ask for a dormant volcano
and a star you can hold in your palm.
And I have tried to be that star, have tried to
combust bright enough, shrink small enough
but it is never enough for you. You kiss my
mouth with those carmine lips and swallow my
heartbeat with your gentle laugh and I glow
I glow and you go you go you go on stringing
me along a trail of crumbs, making me forget
that I am starving myself for your table scraps.
I could press the slats of pre-dawn light into your
answering machine, could fold dust columns that
fall between venetian archways into your bedsheets,
could hang the lost jewels of jaguar fangs clattering
above your dreamcatcher and you would only ask for
a dormant volcano and a brittle sea-salt glass wave.
And I have tried to capture the tides and I have tried
to blow glass but my hands are clum
Novels and Shorts - Plotting the Easy WayCommunity Week
Hi guys! My name's Forever-Eve, and I would like to talk to you about basic plotting tricks for those of you new to planning novels and short stories.
To some people, planning may seem like more work than it is worth, especially for shorts. Sometimes we have ideas that we're just so in love with, we just want to pour it onto the paper, even if we don't always know where it is going. And that's where we tend to get stuck. We look back and are either at a loss for where we need to go, or have dug ourselves into a hole. Or, in less severe situations, we finish and end up with plot holes, which as authors we may or may not catch before publishing.
So if you've never plotted before, how do you begin? There's so many suggestions out there, it can be overwhelming. Today, I'm going to list some of my favorites, and in what situations they can be useful.
Short, But Descriptive, Overviews
You might have an idea that you feel you just have to get onto paper
LotteryThe contest is over, but I can't forget about the second stage - a lottery. At first I thought that the second part will be held on the second day, however, I decided to defer. The lottery will be held next month, of course I'll tell you about this a little earlier.
Tomorrow, I give notice at work, so my life will be full of change. Wish me luck!
Once again, I wanted to thank you for all your amazing arts!
The choice was really tough, but in the end I decided!
First place wins:
This drawing enchanted me a
manga screentone that are less than 5 dollarsI actually found a place that sell screentone for like 1.20USD
I Know is a small family business... so let me talk in detail
I purchase the manga screentone at this I waste like over 100 dollars for 130 screentones... and guess what the price... 1.20 USD for one sheet of screentone ( one dollar 20 cent)... and when they ship to my house, I open it and they are exactly the same as DELETER and all those famous brand that create manga screentone. THeir set of color is fantastic too, the color is so strong and warm.
I order online at this facebook page shop called CRT screentone, they have many valuable item they create to help mangaka improve with a a very cheap price. As I was saying is only 1.20 USD. this shop is a small family business who the owner of this store seem like he spent a lot of time experimenting the screentone and created to help the mangaka in his country ( which is Vietnam)... But I feel kindda suck people woulnt buy his stuff because the owner was a chinese man w
Michelangelo: Tortured Perfectionist
MICHELANGELO: Tortured Perfectionist
The Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born 540 years ago on March 6, 1475.
His preeminence in the art world as being one of the two greatest artists of the Italian High Renaissance (1495-1527) assures that his lasting presence is felt as keenly today as it was five centuries ago. Every year, art lovers from around the world make special pilgrimages to Italy, drawn by a visceral need to experience in person
The Lonely Whale's Cry for Love
The Lonely Whale’s Cry for Love
52 Hertz Whale:
Is Anyone Out There?
Each year he makes his migration south from the Aleutian Islands to a breeding area in the Pacific Ocean parallel to Central California, looking for a mate. Unlike other blue and fin whales, his more than 6000 miles a year round-trip swim is a solitary one. He does not travel along with the blues or the fins, because he is neither. He is most probably either a hybrid blue
five things they don't teach you in highschool1.
it's okay to fall in love.
i mean, they tell you you're never going
to marry your high school sweetheart and i'm not going
to tell you it's a lie
because it's not. you guys will probably
break up and it's gonna hurt like hell
but you'll be okay. remember, you are not the only one
who has felt loneliness like a knife,
the only one to know the pain of lungs collapsing
because they were your air,
and you will never be the only one who whispered
"i love you" two lives too soon.
you will not be the last one to have tucked
hair behind their ear and leaned in for a kiss
or the last one to wake up reaching for a hand that's no longer there.
but it's okay.
your favorite book will not always be your favorite.
like you, it will change over time
to something unrecognizable
that gives you only a vague nostalgia in the tips of your fingers.
flipping through the pages will never
feel the same again.
you will learn to love something new;
your next favorite will teach you something about y
Hosting Your Own WebcomicWhat is Web Hosting
With the previously discussed closure of InkBlazers, there are many authors looking for a new home to move to. While several are going to Tapastic, there are still some who may want to break free of reliance on communities for their primary source of income, and create their own websites.
Web Hosting is, in a nutshell, a service-based where you get space on someone else's server to display (host) your own website.
When you buy web hosting services from a company, you are essentially buying your own little piece of the Internet.
There are other ways to have a presence on the Internet, but having your own website allows you greater control over how things look and work.
Most paid web hosting offer things such as the following in their packages:
Space for your website*
Access to the website files using FTP
The ability to access your website using a domain name
The ability to utilize scripting languages such as PHP o
The Palette Project
On 2014 I've imposed myself a challenge: "I should draw a doodle a day, during the whole year".The reason why I took such a challenge was because I wasn't happy with how much I created on the year before, on 2013.
Before starting the challenge I would procrastinate instead of drawing, I would wait for some magic sort of inspiration to come in order to draw anything at all.
That was the paradigm, the standards of my work flow.
After concluding the 365 Days of Doodles project I had a new paradigm: I can create one black&white drawing everyday.
What I want to do now in 2015 is changing the paradigm again: I want to add color palettes to my doodles. Seven, to be more specific.
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit ArtYou know i keep my journals short, so i'll jump right to it.
1. When you get an idea for a character, or an illustration or a comic, you can just draw it. You don't have to browse and see if anyone else drew it already, or commission other artists to do it.
2. If you get really good at art, your favorite artist might watch you back.
3. You might eventually get paid for it.
4. Because even if there's tons of art out there, and many great artists, no one, and i mean NO ONE can ever draw what you draw. There can be similar ideas, but only you can bring your particular flavor of art to life.
5. The awesome comments. The better you get at art, the more awesome and elaborate comments you get. Who doesn't want to get praised?
6. Art trades with really good artists!
7. Because quitting is lame.
8. Because when IRL people ask you what you do and you say you're an artist, you get the most interesting reactions. It never gets old.
9. Because you get to browse the internet a
MIRAGE NOIR - GENDER BENDER CONTESTMy friend Noire :iconnoire-ighaan: just started new contest. It's pretty easy amd funny plus prizes are very attractive.
The prizes are:
One year premium membership or 4000
Six months premium membership or 2400
Three months premium membership or 1200
The topic of the contest is:
"Mirage Noir Gender Bender Contest"
Draw one (or more) of the Mirage Noir character as their opposite sex.
The deadline for this contest is 31th of October
Characters are listed below (or in a neat folder here: the-black-mirage.deviantart.co… ):
(Those are their original sexes. Your job is to draw guys t
Changes to the Critique Me FolderNew Rules
In order to ensure that all of the submissions to the Critique Me folder receive feedback in a timely manner, we have decided to create a new set of rules for submission:
Before making a submission to the Critique Me folder, you must first write two constructive comments or critiques for two deviations, one from Critique Me 1 and one from Critique Me 2.
You must then comment with the links to the two artworks you critiqued in the "Feedback" section of your submission ticket (see tutorial below for more information).
In return, you are guaranteed to receive two constructive comments/critiques on your submitted deviation.
The submission limit is currently one deviation per week.
How to Submit
Please write a constr
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Contest Announcement: Draw This AgainEdit: We have updated the rules on August 22nd, 2015. Please read them all again to make sure you are up to date! Good luck and have fun~!
Hey all~! Its Goth-Kath here to announce what you've all been waiting for or didn't know you've been waiting for.
Rising-Artists Next BIG contest~!
Feeling pretty excited? We sure do! Now this contest is all based around the keyword improvement. And therefore we decided to host a "Draw this Again" contest based on the well known and most beloved "Draw this Again" meme by Bampire
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Limited Color Contest!
August contest is here at AnimeContestGalore! We've picked the most
Here is our very basic TOU for everyone.
For any questions, please leave a comment or PM us.
NOTE: We cant hold you down and force you to follow these TOU when you use our stock, we can only urge you to use them. Of course, if you don't we will give you the worst side-eye imaginable and black-list you if we find you.
Please do not reupload this stock anywhere in it's original form without a link back to its original page. You can share it on Social Media and stuff, but not without a link back to our Deviant Art page. The link is http://pyjama-cake.deviantart.com/
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$200+ and Art in Prizes! - OC Drawing Contest!
Hello! It's been a while since I wanted to hold a contest and I finally have the fundscourage to do it :'D
Hope you're interested in entering and have fun with it!
This journal took me so long to get together and check all prizes and stuff. So hopefully I didn't messed up.
Hope you're interested in entering and have fun with it!
Some quick rules before I start:
• When you're done with your entry, please comment with a link here or send me a note. If you notice that it's been a few days since you uploaded it and I didn't add it to my favorite's folder, drop me a comment to make sure I didn't miss it.
• Art must be your own. No bases, tracing or claiming other people's work as your own please. However, you are allowed to enter with collab works giving the proper credit to every artist and splitting the prizes as you want.
• You can submit as many entries as you wish. There's no limit!