Be An Active Watchee We all want active watchers; people that comment on our deviations and add them to their favorites. That get involved in whatever projects we have going on, polls we post or anything else. Active watchers are awesome and we're lucky to have them. But are you an active watchee?Be An Active Watchee by WorldWar-Tori
Some people return watches, some people don't. However you do it, a big key to have active watchers for most of us is to be active in return! But what is an active watchee?
Being an active watchee isn't really that hard, it's just boils down to being involved with your watchers and being part of their deviantART experience too. They watched you for whatever reasons they did. Let it be your artwork, your community involvement, your bribery... whatever it is, they watched you for a reason, reasons we shall appreciate because we are respectable people after all! So without further babbling or .gifs,
5 Steps to Being an Active Watchee
1. Stay regular
Help Artist Brooke Shaden's Personal ProjectHi there, I've been so busy the past few weeks I have not been on DeviantArt, and I want to take the next few days to upload my new work, as well as add a price tag to some new fine art pieces that I have. My main goal is to sell them, because I want to donate 50% of the earnings to my friend and fabulous artist Brooke Shaden's newest and dearest dream.Help Artist Brooke Shaden's Personal Project by HigherSeeking
If you did not get to watch the CreativeLive workshop that I had the blessing of attending with her last month, or do not follow her online you may not know about this project, and I want to share it with you. It's very near and dear to my heart, as you know I was sexually abused for years of my childhood, and I use my art as a way to heal and work through my emotions. Photography opened that door to healing for me, and that is what Brooke is trying to do right now in this project. So, what is it....here's the lowdown. And Im going to take the excerpt right from her Facebook, blog, and webpage so I get every word right and only sh
If you like it, Feature itIf you like it, Feature itIf you like it, Feature it by jane-beata
Why should we bother writing journals and articles featuring art? It takes time and effort but is it really worth it? Do people read and look through our features?
I'll try to explore some of these questions in my today's article and I'd like you to write your experience and opinions as well!
Reasons to feature
"Why bother" is a question that a proud community member never asks himself. First of all, DeviantArt is a place of inspiration filled with pictures, rarely a person gets by without browsing art and eventually "faving" them. Some people focus entirely on collecting artworks into their Favorites folders - this action and displaying artworks in your journal or a poll brings me to the first reason, supporting the artist. Further than that, it starts a dialogue between you and the featured artist (either via Mentions or by letting them know about the feature yourself).
Photography is wandering in the Universe"Photography is wandering in the Universe by yourself", Sergio LarrainePhotography is wandering in the Universe by myraincheck
Following is a beautiful letter written by Sergio Larrain in 1982 to his nephew, who had previously asked Larrain where to begin to become a photographer.
First and foremost, you have to have a camera that fits you well, one that you like, because it’s about feeling comfortable with what you have in your hands: the equipment is key to any profession, and it should have nothing more than the strictly necessary features. Secondly, get yourself an enlarger, the easiest and most useful you can find (the smallest manufactured by LEITZ is the best for the 35mm format, it will last your whole lifetime).
The game is going on an adventure, like a sailor boat: drop the sails. Go to Valparaiso or Chiloè, be in the street all day long, wander and wander in unknown places, sit under a tree when you’re tired, buy a banana
The How To's of Dialogue: Grammar and OtherwiseWhen writing dialogue, it's easy to get confused as to what's proper grammar and what isn't. This is no surprise when considering all the variables involved, but not to worry. I'm going to go over the rules and variables of dialogue right now so you can clearly understand the do's and dont's.The How To's of Dialogue: Grammar and Otherwise by Inkfish7
This guide has eight sections:
- Basic Dialogue
- Using other Identifiers
- Actions as Replacement Identifiers
- Interrupting Dialogue
- Using Ellipses, Hyphens, and Dashes
- Long-Winded Dialogue
- Italics (Expanded: 5-1-12)
- One Last use of Italics (New: 5-1-12)
The man said, "Pass me the cricket bat."
The woman said, "I don't think I will."
1) A comma after "said," before the quotation mark.
2) The first letter of dialogue is capitalized since it is the first word of a vocalized sentenc
Sentence Structure for FICTIONSentence Structure for FICTION by OokamiKasumi
On Basic Sentence Structure for Fiction
(Grammar Nazis BEWARE!)
Everything I ever learned about writing Fiction DIDN'T come from school; not even college. In fact, the way one writes fiction is almost the complete opposite of everything I learned in school about writing.
In order to make my stories crystal clear in my readers' imaginations, I write in precise Chronological Order, in the order events actually happen, PLUS in the order that the eye sees it.
Case in point, when describing a character, I describe them from top to bottom, in the order that the eye notices them. Face, hair, upper body, arms, hands, then lower body, legs, feet, then over all impression.
pizza | fluf || aspiring illustrator & writer
Hey. I'm Alex, but I'm better known as Pizza or Fluf. I'm passionate about visual art and fiction. That aside, I love to roleplay and play video games.
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The Supernatural Steampunk Pokéanthro Group PKMN-Steam is open for member recommendations!
Join our wonderful community. Hop on the brass ship and sail to the Isle of Steam!
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I really suggest you try these group out, you won't be disappointed /w\ plus I would be SUPER HAPPY if some of you guys joined" - Hizakuru
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"Joining this group has given me a chance to meet some really amazing, and talented people, who have inspired me and my works, both in literature, and in drawing. It gives me alot of incentive to become better as an artist; they have shown me their own depiction of the world we live in together, with startling beauty and detail; and it also made me feel like I was part of something, even a little. Because on the island of Steam, I feel at home I want you guys to experience it too c: With all of us!" - Drydell-da-Vinci
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