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Skin by fantasy-alive
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How to get used to your new tablet!This tutorial is by no means a definitive guide, but it should help you with your tablet usage!
1 - First and foremost, don't be afraid of it. You need to use it. Every. Single. Day. Use it to browse the web for example. It'll help you get used to the sensitivity (practice highlighting sections of text), and all of the features of the pen. Some suggest that you should hide your mouse, so you're forced to only use your tablet! Through daily use, it should become an extension of your arm, and begin to move naturally.
2 - Play with it. Mess around with all of the settings your tablet has to offer. Not only will it help you find the settings you're most comfortable with, but it'll teach you what each individual part does. Also play around with it in your chosen drawing program (Photoshop / SAI / etc.), you'll learn more about your tablet and how it reacts to the program's settings (which may be different than what you're used to) - you're undoubte
I'm Taking Tutorial Requests!So for a while now I've been thinking of taking tutorial requests, specifically in the areas of:
If you would like to request a tutorial in those areas, please just post it below. It can be anything from "How do I use the pen tool", to "What is the Rule of Thirds", and "How do I use box-shadow on text in CSS".
Alternatively, if there's a piece of art in my gallery you would like broken down, link me to it and I'll gladly create a walkthrough.
Be sure to watch me to see if your tutorial gets made. I'll be focusing on making 1 a week, and I'll feature in my journal which tutorial will be made each week.
There is a forum thread on the subject here: http://forum.deviantart.com/community/projects/1823517/
List of Tutorials: http://fav.me/d5s9x0d
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How to Start and Finish Your Novel - TutorialsHow to Start and Finish Your Novel - Tutorials
Here is a selection of Novel Writing and Character Tutorials for ideas and thoughts as to how you continue your novel. Have you gotten lost and not been able to finish? - give these ideas a go.
I wish you well in continuing your novel writing process.
Happy Novel Writing......
Tina White is a published writer, living in Australia and currently writing her third novel, editing more and enjoying writing books thoroughly. Her bio and upcoming chapters, novel thoughts and ideas can be found on her DA profile at http://tinaaw.deviantart.com
Read all about one of those LOVE/HATE characters and a sample chapter "He Made Me Smile" below -
How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -
"It is my dream to write a novel"
"I wish I could write"
"I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the
10 things I've learned thus far (making comics!)Hey guys!
I updated my journal yesterday: CLICK!
This entry focuses on a few lessons I've learned so far in my artistic journey. I will also share them here; perhaps you'll find them helpful/relateable.
(Note: keep in mind that everyone's artistic journey is different! What I'm listing below is SOLELY a reflection of my own perspective.)
1. You're going to write your script again. and again and again. and again and again and again....Seriously though, a script is never really done until the pages are. There's always something more to change or tweak, which is okay.
2. Making a comic is ~90% writing/planning and ~10% drawing. This means that a good amount of energy should be put into solidifying the script.
3. Work on your comic every day, at least an hour a day! Its so easy to become rusty or inconsistent!
4. It's always a good idea to find new, more efficie
Provider ListThis list should help you to find deviants who are willing to either do requests for free or will create you a personal skin as a commission.
If you are available for commissions or request as well, send us a note or leave a comment with the details (see below) and you will be added!
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Open for Commissions
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CypherVisor; details: note him
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xReiichiru; details: http://xreiichiru.deviantart.com/journal/Commissions-215524267
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New FeaturesFeatured Artists
Collecting Faeries by maiarcita Lily by J-u-d-a-s My Jimmy by Heatherzart Styx by RozennIlliano Astronomy - Measure the world 12 - finished by playart-PSD Fieras by ipawluk Dreamscape by SimplySilent Moonlight Dancer by Pygar Wicked Phenomenon by brightii To Blessed Memory by inObrAS Shirt Store by Flobelebelebobele Setting you free....................... by pjenz Eternal Life by creativemikey Inquisitive by babsartcreations A Fractal Story on a Rainy Day by LaraBLN *hope in a broken world* by WelshAngelArt Abandoned by Aeternum-Art Away From Home by mrchrisby Enter In The Magic by G-GraphiX59 It's a boy! by RGDart She Who Is Tested By Fire by damilepidus mirage by roserika Lechaletbleu by roserika Ghost dancing by DivvuartRome Self-Healing by AmandineVanRay underwater monsters by moppaa Flut by Bleistiftspitzerin Alone in the dark by Imalia-DA We are innocent by mrscats I love rain by megan7 Fish out of water by Dypritee Timeless by gotman68 :thumb381776938: Novo Mundo by Rafaelll90 4 cats by Wordup Trio by Wordup
Sleep my little prince. by morningcoffeebreak Gobby by Here-it-is Cup of Noodle by Asumaruu Bath Time by FurLined Focuz by Jac888 little Little by hoschie Zeytin by RezzanATAKOL we'll be together by TanjaMaria Innocent Eyes by Wordup :thu
DeviantART Compliments #46MikiKimio , hi bby girl! You are such an adorb patoot and I'd just like to send this compliment as a way of saying ""thank-you"" for being such a good friend to me!
RonaWu , Rona you probably won't see this in a while... but I'd just like to thank you for helping me through my problems and such! Thanks for being with me through thick and thin and still being a good friend afterwards. Sehun loves you!
Celvas, here's to awesome nightly conversations about cats and zombies. Here's to your patience and your humor. Here's to being a dinosaur in your past life. Here's to spreading the love. Here's to you! Cheers! ~<3
onisuu has some of the most amazing art I've come across. The detail she puts onto every character she draws is just fantastic. Everything she draws has this flair that makes what she creates stand out among the rest. I can't tell you how excited I get when I see that she's posted something n
Artisan Crafts Feature October Featuring skilled Artisan Craft artists, which deserve much more attention!
If you wish to be featured next month (November), send me a Link to the piece you wish to be featured.
Rune Spiral - Stregatto Art trade by Shatiel85Crystal Heart (stone painting) by SBreezjasper Landscape by DARiyaKUTEPOVA9-10 mm Freshwater Pearl Bracelet by pearlwillBright Alloy Lady's Jewelry Sets by lindayang1122Gold Spike Ring by ACrowsCollection
pol pm Srebrny-pierscionek-z-naturalnym-topaze by PranashopNail polish jewelry - Sweet Dream by Nayru25Owl Earrings (FOR SALE) by SavageFrogHandmade 8 by Ero-PinkuColourful marshmallows bottles by Jacarandahm
Chibi David Krause by OnebiddyAragorn Lord of the Rings Amigurumi Crochet by Just-Add-AwesomeSunflora by xxtiffieeMercury and Venus Djinn by gojowind:thumb294871161:
Connor's Tomahawk by BlackRabbitArtisanCoonor Kenway - Dual pistols by alsquallAC III - Connor's hidden-blade by RBF-productions-NLRatohnhaketon Cosplay - Bracers by 6Silver9the first piece! by hiropon056
Custom Kakashi ANBU mask (altern. v.) | COMMISSION by MajorasMasksBlueRedWhite Mask by BlackEyesSnowAngelNymph / Elf Filigree Mask by MythicMasksMiss Modern by Archie-The-RedCatDolls House Miniature by dollhousekitchen
Blue Dragon with Gold Key by whitemilkcartonRose Thorn Frog by Sing-Down-The-MoonCat Cake Topper by fliepsiebiepsMakar Sculpt by MidnightCootieLeopard Pencil Drawer by Lelixiana
Video Game Xstitch by coincollect408Ni No Kuni - Drippy Keychain by FusainneKaos Wings. by kaos-jesterAutumn Fire Afghan by TrasomDoily 348 by Piijja
Large Leather Corset Journal (11 x 8 inches) by alexlibris999:thumb205114688:3D Box - Parts Collage by Narmita08:thu
Photography Features Cloudstacks and Coquina by Enkased Cosmos by nhuthanh Transformation by MatthiasHaltenhof Apple blossom by Ellieeh Chevy V by Besaid untitled by youarelightinthedark Backlit Fern by J-TorresPhotography Sunrise by bazdesh snowy lou II by awphotoart Hi snow! by KristynaKvapilova The Schreckhorn by cwaddell Golden Light by SvanderHolst Raindrops by zipfileART MG 8086 by AkaSling Vurr by TriinErg Taste this! It's delicious by Suzie18 wandering of souls X by JoannaRzeznikowska Enchanted Worlds by Walidkh Breathe by Bomb-Creator Aufleuchten by FeliDae84 Moss under warm october sun by Nanja-kid moment 8 by leenik
Sunday Collection No. 17 The poem is space and it scars.
I am not like my little blue doll who still suckles the milk of birds.
Memory of your voice in the fatal morning guarded by a sun
rebounding in the eyes of turtles.
The light of sense goes out remembering your voice before this
green celestial mixture, this marriage of sea and sky.
Autumn FeatureSince everyone is doing Autumn contests, feature Etc.. I figured I'd jump on the band wagon!
Lady autumn by fireandrain97 :thumb333534371: Spirit of Autumn by Nikulina-Helena :thumb333437020: Les couleurs d'automne by MyFantasticWorld Autumn Leaves by JesseJames1466 In flight by Skookin Autumn field by Mishelangello Sketchbook entry - Autumn by dizzy-work Autumn Sprite by concentriccookies Fallen Phoenix by kaikaku Fall by Astartte
Pumpkins in the Patch by dellamort :thumb330958718: :thumb331452093: autumn tree by Mittelfranke Enigma by Nelleke :thumb331456039: :thumb330893354: red autumn by RasentPuls Treasure by selinmarsou colors of autumn. by Blueberryblack Falll by AmbersPhotos Autumn is Coming by SchizoVampire Leaf part1234 by aniN-Nina among the leaves by vekoridia :thumb332213549:
The Queen's Autumn Feature 2012.3Throughout the year, I collect a plethora of favourites, but none so dear to my heart and lovely as the Autumn-themed.
Enjoy this third and FINAL selection and HAPPY AUTUMN 2012!
Autumn Feature 2012.3
(Please fave this journal if you are featured within.)
Cute pumpkin cupcakes by kupenskaEntropia by Pajunen
Faithless by ann-emeraldthe guard of forest by shade-pl
-Enlightenment of secret- by Janek-Sedlarautumn 2010 by rattattart
.:: Fire song ::. by Whimsical-DreamsSoon To Come by WishmasterAlchemist
When the Trees Cry... by Aeternum-ArtSo sentiment by Snowfall-lullaby
1157 by gingadoAutumn touch by ildiko-neer
Pumpkin earrings! by Melina-van-der-Werf
autumn tea by all17a taste of Autumn by hayzy
And so it begins, 2012 by harrietsfriendDemeter in Search of Persephone by ThanasisTzortzis
Thanksgiving Cake by BPHaines
Autumn Fire by NellekeAutumn Creek by DonBowling
Have a peaceful and plentiful Thanksgiving.
Turkey Ride by Humanimorphism
The Inspired #98Welcome to The Inspired
The Inspired is a weekly feature of deviations from around Deviant Art.
The Inspired features a wide range of Traditional and Digital art styles, photography, & Artisan crafts.
All featured deviations do not contain mature content
Artist of the Week
Creative ARTISAN CRAFTS #9
Bunny Tote Bag by CosmiCosmos
SOLD Deadly Nightshade Steampunk Jewelry #5 by DarcarinJewelry
Beaded fish I. Goldfish by MaGeXP
Spots...Bullet Earrings by WingsNScales
Sweet green grapes by SilverDeFactory
Chocolate Cream Roses by Bodza
Masquerain - 3D Origami - by Delinlea
Kawaii Cupcake Cake by ginas-cakes
Pikachu Ice Cream Strap by KeoDear
S'mores cream pie by tiramisuxfluff
Steampunk Gear Clock and Key Pendants Green by LadyPirotessa
Steampunk Fancy Hairsticks by Madame-mari-mortem
Cat 2 by SeanAvery
Ice Cream Fun by Whimsii
Earrings - red fimo flowers circles by Benia1991
Chocolate muffin earrings with leaf, orange and le by Benia1991
hawk in forest by Laurefin-Estelinion
Pink and purple necklace by ukapala
Slavery and Freedom painted Vans by Vikrapuff
Set Fresco d'estate by vasoiko
My Confession For Everyone To HearNow, we're all aware that our dearest SimplySilent has birthday in a few days, a very special birthday. To celebrate this, I made her a gift of five days of my life. Here is what she has me do with it. I apologize for sounding a bit slurred; it's kinda late already. Anyways, this is what I sound like when I have no idea what I'm talking about! Enjoy! Especially you, Simply, since this is Take #011 or something.
Dream (if you still can). Play. Stay strong.
Happy Valentines Day c:I know, I'm a little late but I wanted to write a little tribute to each and everyone of my friends that I love dearly. If you aren't here, please don't feel bad. I still love all of you. cx
THIS IS GONNA BE EXTRA LONG. Sorry. xD
Guuuuuurl. What can I say about you? You're so freaking hot, you make them ice cubes jealous. I love talking to you and playing mc with you. xD Your obsession with horsies is like equal to mine with pandas. So we aren't much different. xD I think you were like my first dA friend here so I'll never forget your little pony loving self.
DUDE! You are freaking amazing man. Your pixels are freaking awesome and I wish we could talk a little more like we used to. School has always been getting in my way but if you note me, I'll promise I'll respond. xD
You already knowww. Even though you aren't on dA much because you have exams 24/7. I still luff you, katniss. xDDD