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Freelancing and Happiness--- I suspect there's a reason that most freelance artists have strong personalities. The entire lot of us seem to have established a strong sense of self and deep personal philosophies.
--- Among amateurs there's a dangerously common conflation of joy with passion; the higher you climb, the more nuanced peoples' conceptions become. I want to explain this correlation a bit.
--- Children draw, it's as natural as learning to walk. Adolescents doodle during class; when we're young, scribbling of this nature evokes a sort of playful joy as the mind is freed from attending the mundane demands of reality. It is a fleeting, puerile emotion which revisits us occasionally, even as adults. Because of this, it is easy to imagine art-making as a buoyant, whimsical process and the artist himself in a position worthy of a great deal of envy.
--- The ambitious, fledgling artist knows only that he enjoys drawing; he cannot imagine otherwise. To be successful as a freelance artist requires grit and pas
Photographed Journey #1Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. - Pat Conroy
For this spring and summer I gave myself two promises and so far I have kept them quite well. First promise was to get back on to my mountain bike and ride with it as much as possible and my second promise was to take my camera with me as much as possible and take pictures of things that might not seem as important. I hope that combining these two will at the end give a wonderful result, as well as keep me healthy and improve my skills. Since I am determined to use only manual settings on my camera then these pictures might not look the best but I'll hope you enjoy this article.
But since I do like to tell stories anyway then I have decided to share my journey with you. Every once in a while I will post some stories of it over here, as well as my photography group :devTh
Upcoming...#Project-FeaturingYou Upcoming Stuff!
Welcome, one and all, to #Project-FeaturingYou!
We've Got Ideas in the Works
A few important things you should know...
We're planning on a fun contest, which hopefully will be up soon! SEE IT HERE: http://thewritingdragon.deviantart.com/journal/Project-FeaturingYou-Critique-Contest-372945063
Thank you all for joining and being so enthusiastic about the group! We're almost to 100 members already!!!
We started our weekly feature! Go right on the home page and check it out; this week the account *MikaAndKuri has been featured!
Our donation fund is currently 350/4,796 to make our group a super group! Please donate even just 1 to help us get to our goal! Plus, for a limited time only... you ca
New Species!Hello Members of PaperPalsRUs!! I have discovered a new PaperPal Species and will be researching it before updated any photos or info ^^
Watcher and Artisan Craft Feature?Hey there,
I am planning to make two journal features in the next weeks one for my watchers and one for artisan craft / sewing things. And maybe some more in the future, if you like that idea.
I will start with the artisan craft thingy, so post TWO thumbs of the work you think is your best in this ( http://comments.deviantart.com/18/1862322/3053802886 ) forum thread. I will choose some of them for my feature and send you a note when I posted it.
The feature is scheduled to be online at the 24th. Maybe some days later depending on how many people want to enter.
I am mostly interested in dark or nerdy things, maybe some steampunk or cosplay/LARP. But I prefer sewed or knitted works. And please write why you like that work the most or why you made it (I will write your comment down in that journal, too).
For the watcher feature just be one of my watchers (I will check it. ) and write a comment in this journal post with the picture you would like to se
Adopts!Hello Deviants of PaperPalsRUs!
I have been working on some adopts and I am nearly done! Feel free to ask any questions about them ^^
On this adopt sheet, JawDemons will be the Pals of your choice ^^
Top contributions + MoreHello everyone,
I'm on the look out for top on top art. My collections alone aren't going to cut it. I need you to spread the word and relay back to me there username and work. Remember, no fan works! It must be all complety original. It can be inspired from a show just not something i will reconize right off the bat. Also I'll be browsing some members art as well for more gallery contributions.
Criticism (Beginners Guide)Critiques, as well as any other textual matter, should create a pleasurable reading experience rather than functioning as a premade manual in which you fill in the gaps - every work needs to differ and give a salutary lesson. However, there are few points that should be followed when judging someone's work (keep in mind that these are just my beliefs and should not be taken for granted):
Firstly, try to provide constructed and carefully presented ideas; meaning, plan what and when you are going to say - every review, essay, or critique should consist of a introduction, main part, and conclusion containing razor-sharp and original argumentation.
Avoid the first-person form (I, we). This point of view is primarily used for autobiographical writing and should be evaded as much as possible.
Enlarge your vocabulary. There are a lot of ways to express yourself; do not stop at simple word stock, for example, instead of 'use' implement something like 'utilize', 'apply', 'operate', 'exert
FYIfor the few that actually followed my sister (this account) 'hey my homies' she says thanks!!! my sis and i have decided that we are going to do a joint acoount!!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!!! she shall be doing all of the artwork here! 'yeeeaaaaaaah!' and the incredibly awesome me, shall write! we will be called.... THE DYNAMIC DUO!!!!! 'thats lame lets just go with purple and orange, for all u fans who might want to talk to one person specifically.' well i thought it was pretty good but blegh on u then sis. (for anyone who hasnt caught on yet, the 'words' in those line thingies is the artist speaking....) I SHALL BE ADDRESSED AS PURPLE!!!!! 'AND I SHALL BE RED! ha! invader zim reference!' orange. she means orange. ' yea totally! orange!'
and now you see our awesome-ness!!!!!!!!!!!
so to recap,
and no, we do not mean purplexorange 'cuz that would be gross' we mean purple and orange! THE AMAZING ART DUO!!!!!!!!!!!! 'yea that one dosent work either, just stop trying'
Commission information now available!Hey everyone! I've added a new page to my artblog and it contains all the commission info you'd like to know and details on how to contact me. Please enjoy
Link to commission info: http://asiabreen.blogspot.co.uk/p/commission-info.html
Dark Beauty Magazine Issue 22 Call for SubmissionsLeading avant garde publication Dark Beauty Magazine is now accepting photo and written submissions for their Back to School themed Issue. Examples http://gunflameex.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Beauty-Magazine-Issue-22-Call-for-Submissions-372202830?q=gallery%3Agunflameex&qo=0
Deadline: JUNE 15, 2013
Time to gear up for Back to School with our high fashion "BOOKS AND LOOKS" issue out July 15. If you are into dress up or have a kick ass high fashion avant-garde concept for being the high school fashion diva. Well this issue is for you! Time to get your books! We want to show some students a thing or two this summer for your return back to classes.
Send all submissions to us at http://bit.ly/DBM_Submiton or before JUNE 15, 2013.
About Dark Beauty Magazine
Dark Beauty Magazine is quickly becoming one of the leading publication sources of high fashion & avant- garde art in the world. An international English language magazine dedicated to artists, fashion desig
AYUDA!!! CON MI PERSONAJE 0w0 Como dice el titulo necesito ayuda con Leslie 0w0 ahora mas que nada tengo que concentrarme en mis estudios ahora que ya es el ultimo bimestre, queria pedirles que POR FAVOR!! me ayudaran a hacer un dibujo de Leslie con diversos atuendos para mi blog 0w0 (puede ser cualquier cosa como un vestido, una blusa, una falda, etc.) y lo mas importante nwn SOLO COLORES TIERNOS :iconmiradafijaplz: por favor chicos espero me ayuden con este desastre que tengo de no poder dibujar a mi personaje por que no me da el tiempo suficiente T-T en serio no saben cuanto se los agradeseria la verdad :iconpapmingplz: jeje bueno creo que eso es todo -w- y para los que aun no han visto ya eh hecho el primer capi de mi blog owo jeje bueno adios nwn
~ º Leslie LightRose
As the title says I need help with Leslie 0w0 now more than anything I have to concentrate on my studies now that it is the last two months, I wanted to ask you to please! help me draw a picture of Leslie with various out
Every Angel Deserves a Child"I can't feel the unfurling of my wings, Daddy."
I was not her father. I had entered her life when she was two years old, and she called me Daddy since she never knew her real father. Her mother's death two years ago made me the sole, living parent of an eleven-year-old, and I never felt like I was the right person for the job.
"What do you mean, Asrin?"
"Mom always said that when puberty started I would be the swan that emerged from the ugly duckling. She said I would be able to fly gracefully towards my dreams. But, I don't feel it."
As much of a woman as she was becoming, she was still a child. I wanted to answer her question, but I really had a hard time discussing her blossoming womanhood in the middle of a laundromat. Her pretty eyes were pleading with me, but I told her we'd talk later.
Janet had told Asrin a lot of things before she succumbed to the cancer. The last week or so of Janet's life were morphine-induced fantasy, I think.
Janet and I had met during c
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