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BloodflowerWell well well, I've safely returned from Austria and have already put the first week of my studies behind me. Yup, I actually survived. Getting used to my new rhythm was actually not as scary as I thought. Met some really sweet people as well. Yay for being social.
Please don't expect new art any time soon, I'm just way too tired during the week to touch anything; I tend to spend my evenings watching TV and recently Doctor Who again, or reading. And then when the weekend comes...the motivation simply won't. Yeah, sorry, I'm still knee-deep in my first and worst art block ever. The little ray of light that July brought sadly didn't stick with me.
Still got quite an amount of messages to go through in my inbox as well, I'll do my best not to take TOO long.
So what's new with you guys?
Busy Busy BusyYup, really busy for once. Well, not yet. But soon.
On July 30th I'll be leaving for Austria to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday and visit some friends back home. Really looking forward to that besides the 25h bus/train trip. On my birthday. Yaaay...
I'll be back on August 7th and then on August 11th I'll already be starting my education. That means a five day week with hours from 9am till 17pm each day for about ten months. Add an hour of commute to that in the morning and the evening and you can guess I won't be getting much more active than I am right now during that time.
Particularly during my time in Austria I can't promise to be very active at all, I'll have to see if I can leech a bit off my sister's wi-fi here and there but I'll have a pretty packed schedule in general so we'll see how that works out.
Just letting you guys know.
Hope you're all doing great!
Wet LeatherWell I'm depressed. Tired and freakishly sad.
That week and a half passed way too quickly and I already missed VanoVaemone the moment she stepped on the train. Argh. *digs a deep hole and jumps in*
We've had a great time. Yep, I'd been worried I wouldn't be a good host but in the end we really hit it off. Which made it all the harder to part this morning.
I've drawn some as you could see. That's great. And I feel like drawing more. That's even better.
But right now I'll stick with being tired and sad.
I'll sit down and reply to all your comments and other feedback as soon as I can pull myself a little bit together.
I'm sorry for my inactivity.
Just a ZombieReally, I swear, I'm not dead.
I've got messages PILING up like crazy in my inbox and I just can't get myself to clean that mess up. A message or two per day, that's all I manage.
The good thing is: while I'm partly still tired from my meds, in general it's good reasons that make me so absent. The only thing that kinda sucks is the fact that my artistic motivation is at an all time low. I just can't WANT to draw. It'll come back. Eventually.
Right now there's two things that have been messing with my rhythm.
1) I've got a definite confirmation that I've been accepted for my education which basically made me cry of joy and relief. This affects my sleep 'cause anticipation and stuff. But not even remotely as much as...
2) In two days I'll be picking up the most amazing girl on this whole planet at the train station here and I'm gonna be able to keep her here for a whole week and a half. (this girl here of course: VanoVaemone <3 )I swear this literally messes up my sleep like shit
First Stream (Castlevania 64) overThanks to eveybody who was there, I had a great time!
I've recently, with the help of my lovely assistant VanoVaemone, configured my livestream channel for gaming streams so you can expect some of those very soon!
I will be streaming two games:
No idea what I'll start with, it'll depend on my mood. :>
Time will most likely be late at night, between 22:00 and 00:00 GMT+2.
If this would be SUPER inconvenient for you, let me know and I'll see if I can add differently timed sessions too.
Either way I'll keep you guys up to date!
300 Points Giveaway! - WinnersCongrats to sbslink and Viokcha who both scored a perfect 10/10!
150 each are on the way! :>
(For those interested, I've highlighted the correct answers underneath. )
So I've got some spare points rotting away on my account and I figured I'd give you a chance to win them so they'll go to better use.
There will be no, 'comment on this journal, fave this journal, share this journal' or any of that bs, you just have to reply to the following 10 questions which should be an easy task if you're a loyal watcher or even simply know where to look.
Do NOT reply in the comments (I won't let that count!), just send me a note with the answers, the highest score gets 300 !
I'll give you until tomorrow night for this; if there's gonna be several equally high scores the points will simply be divided.
Off you go!
1. I was born in...
2. I live in...
3. I am
Austrian Pride, B*tches!Yes, guys, YES! We haven't won since 1966 and holy f*ck, I can't believe we won with such an awesome act! Freedom, acceptance and equality for the win!
And Conchita for president!
Got a Date to Prom Yet?Well I sure do. I'll be taking my lovely VanoVaemone out on May 10th.
No idea what I'm talking about?
Have a look at this journal by Rising-Artists and you'll understand:
It's a neat event that allows you to get a feature for both you and a friend, so why not join and spread the love?
And while you're at it, I'd love it if you could give my beautiful date some love as well! ovo
Have a look at her gallery that is filled with wonderful poetry, fanfics, stamps, original stories and much more!
She even offers ultra cheap poetry commissions, so seriously, go check her out, I promise it'll be worth your while!
Even if you don't speak French, why not just leave a nice comment? You'll have the chance to get to know a really incredible person that way! :3
Vano's Profile (& Commissions)
Well, maybe I'll see you at prom.
Just so you know...I'm really sorry for being so inactive and f*cking slow lately. I'm working on some pieces for others but some sh*t has been stealing pretty much all my energy so I spend half the day trying not to fall asleep. As you can imagine, not very helpful when you gotta draw.
But don't worry guys, I'm doing fine otherwise, I just need my body to learn to play along. I've even got my dream education pretty much within reach now so things are going pretty darn well for me. I actually feel that for once things are going just right in my life. I'm finally actively fighting some health issues that have been with me for almost a decade now, I'll soon be going back to school, I've got a wonderful hubby and to top it off there's this amazing girl that has been making me very happy lately as well. (you know who you are )
So...what's up with you guys?
300 point lottery!Hello everyone, this will be a short journal
I am giving away 300 points in this lottery and here's what you have to do to enter:
+fav this journal that's it
-winner will be announced in 2 days
I will use random.org to pick a number from 1 to the number of favs my journal has at the time, and then the winner is the person who's number corresponds (in the fav section of the journal you will notice favs are counted when you click on 'who')
I will be making a series of lotteries to celebrate my art book, which will be printed in a limited number and you can only get it until September 20
So until September 20 i will also make point lotteries So there will be more chances of winning. Also the winner of the previous lotteries are not eligible to win a second time (although it's highly unlikely for the same person to win twice
I might give away a free art book copy but that depends if i get many orders or not ^^
So, check out my art book
Icon Raffle(Closed, Winners Announced)The winners are:
#302 - Lord-CielPhantomhive [x]
#275 -HolyLeKitten [x]
#99 - LunarFaith [x]
Congrats to winners, I'll be contacting you guys~
I'll also be looking through the thread and picking a few more people within the next couple of days who in my opinion deserve an icon v u v
thank you for participating, everyone! <3
I really need to practice my pixel art, pfft-
So, I'm raffling off three free icons like this:
(Im also going to make them blink and such, ye)
All you have to do is fav this journal, and I'll pick out the winner in two-three day's time.
I'm also planning on making a bunch of icons for people that catch my eye, and maybe e
10 ways to become more productiveDear, deviantart fellow artists
It's difficult to feel motivated and stay focused on our goals all the time. But how to achieve what we want, how to not let procrastination stand in our way?
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Set goals
Think about your ultimate goal - what is that matters to you the most, what would make you incredibly happy and excited. Write that down and work your way through to it. It will be the reason, the reminder for you to look forward in those times, when you'll feel less motivated.
Try to write also weekly, monthly and yearly goals - be reasonable and realistic regarding that, but don't be afraid of challenges. They have to be S.M.A.R.T. - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
2. Plan tasks in previous day
Make a l
GDD Contest: To tell a story
GetDailyDeviations is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!
To Tell a Story:
The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be ha
Demystifying the Poetry GalleryGalleries Month
Hi! ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate, and today we're going to talk about the categories and options in the Poetry Gallery. Well, mostly I'm going to be the one talking, but there will be discussion questions at the end!
So you're uploading a poem, and you've successfully navigated to Literature, and then to Poetry. What now? (I'm assuming your poem isn't in someone else's canon setting; if it is, it belongs under Literature > Fan Fiction instead.) Your first options are the "genre" categories (and yes, we're using the term loosely): Children's, Emotional, Family Life, General Poetry, Horror, Human Nature, Humor, Narrative, Nature, Romantic, Sociopolitical, Spiritual, and Transgressive.
Most of these are pretty self-explanatory, but it's easily possible that your poem could fit properly in multiple categories (a poem about romance could easily explore human nature or even spiritual themes). In these situations, pick t
Special Adoptable Raffle OPENHi..hi its time for another raffle.. well actually i wanted to thank for the 10kpvs i got with 700+ watchers,for everything that happened, i can only thank you for your support and love..guys, So i'm made this Special Adoptable Raffle with two of mine old style characters
Now you need to read and follow all terms and rules to enter this raffle, pointing that i will check each and everyone who will follow everything right, ok? so here we go!!!
Saturday, October 1st 12:00 AM GTM -3 (Argentina Time
Winner will be choose by random.org
Adoptable winner will get;
Two characters originally designed by me.
A coloured full size of both without watermark version (transparent bg).
A full size black&white of both without watermark version (white bg).
Adoptable Winner Rights
To personal usa
Contest: Create Your WorldAbout
We all have a fantasy world to where we escape from the reality. Worlds like this may be full of magic and beauty. But out there also can be dark fantasy worlds who are the opposite of some worlds.
Your task in this contest is to draw your world.
Before you are starting to draw your picture, please make sure you read the rules. Some of these rules may be important that your drawing won't be disqualified from the judgement.
You entry must be drew for this contest and submitted on SEPTEMBER 30TH, 12:00AM (Pacific Time).One entry per deviant.No collabsAll entries must be Anime/Manga!All entries must follow DeviantArt submission guidelines (no porn).Your entry must be new and created for this contest.Please make sure your drawing is original. That means no Canon Characters are allowed, as well no Fan Characters.Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and quality.Link this contest journal somewhere in your de
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Fixed Form Fiesta II - Poll PoetryHi deviantART writers!
I have decided I will be hosting very small contests periodically to promote fun, outrageous, and amusing fixed forms of poetry to show that forms in poetry are not stiff, old, or broken. Along with the entertainment of writing an enjoyable form of poetry, there will be prizes. The catch? These contests will only be held every time my donation pool breaks a 2000 point increment. We've broken that second benchmark and it is time for a second fiesta for a fixed form.
There are a slew of intensive contests booked from September through to October, so I will be saving jswebb's nested villanelle poetry form for another fiesta. This time, we will be doing something that requires a bit more... randomness and cooperation. We will be doing Poll Poetry.
What is Poll Poetry?
Poll Poetry is a poem where each line in a poem is a voting option in a poll or survey. The results from voters then rearrange the lines from most voted to least voted to give th
NES Contest and DD Suggestion DriveThere are two things I'd like to direct your attention towards:
1 | Gamers-NESt's brand new Contest
ripley4O77 is challenging you to draw a cross over between two or more NES games which can be chosen out of a list of ten games as part of the group's contest. Be sure to check it out right here since you can win some amazing prizes!
2 | SolutionsSanctuary's DD Suggestion Drive
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