Why People UnwatchIt's come to my attention that most journals and polls that talk about unwatching, on my feed at least, is usually venting annoyance or other forms of discomfort at the fact that someone has unwatched an account. It makes a few people I know uncomfortable when people unwatch them, whether it's long-later or immediately after. That's why I asked, in a poll, for the other side of the story: why do you unwatch people?Nyanfood
You can find the poll here: http://nyanfood.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4762451/
This will be the first time in a long time that I address many comments using a single post rather than addressing each comment individually. There was such a fast and enthusiastic outpouring of participation that I came back to 40 comments on the poll topic at first glance, and almost every one of them has at least one solid paragraph. The amount of thought put into the discussion is inspiring! I'm glad to be honored with so many intellectually interested watchers!
My personal views
Inspiration: Art websitesMany people asked me about which sites I use (or used) to learn and keep myself updated about art. So I decided to make a list with art websites that offer tutorials, advice, or other content that inspired me. Of course there are many other individual artists that inspire me greatly, but I've tried to keep this list to the ones that provide the community of advice and tutorials (otherwise I could go on forever).DamaiMikaz
I hope you enjoy it ^__^
A large collection of video tutorials, mainly on human anatomy. Very detailed, to the point, and with visuals that make it easy to follow even for non-native English speakers.
Tutorials. Human anatomy. Traditional art.
Basically your starting point for digital painting. The dig
A Guide to Effective TaggingA new method to promote and discover art has been released to the community in the form of Tags! When submitting art, adding relevant tags to your deviations will help viewers discover art of interest to them and give your work more exposure.wreckling
You can add tags based on a variety of things, be it subject matter, themes, medium used, fandom, or anything else you feel is important.
Use these tips to make the most of tags and help your art to find its audience:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art as much attention as tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination — t
How to Invent a Good UsernameTime for a quickie tutorial!NuttyNuti
Your username (also known as nick) gives one of first impressions of you when introducing yourself online. At the best, your username tells people you're an original person with good taste, and at the worst, it blends you to the mass of people lacking imagination.
GENERAL ISSUES TO THINK ABOUT
Here is a list about issues that are healthy to think about in general. After this section, I'll give you "not to do" and "to do" lists about creating usernames. So...
The most important thing is that YOU like your name. If you don't feel cozy with your username, it will irritate you sooner or later. However, especially if you are still young or new with Internet, be prepared for that your naming taste may change later and you may dislike that name you picked first! (That's something I have seen in the comments of this tutorial.)
For example, my first online username was, if I remember correctly, my given name + my birth year (like, Lisa90,
Want more commissions?This journal is for artists who want to get more commissions, or want to open commissions and never had so they don't know how best to present their art, or even for those artists who took commissions before but would appreciate some more tipsYuuza
There are a few pretty important things to consider before publicly announcing you're opening commissions:
1. payment method. The deviantart commission widget takes 20% of your profit, but then again more deviants have points so you're likely to get 20% more customers like that. But don't forget there are people who have paypal and don't feel like dealing with points so if you decide to open commissions through deviantart, don't let that be the ONLY payment method.
Paypal is the most common payment method used online and i strongly recommend it. Make a paypal account, connect it to a card and you're ready. But don't forget paypal has a limit of $3000 per year withdrawal. So if you're serious about drawing art for a living and you
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.DamaiMikaz
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
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Favourite genre of music: J-pop/K-pop, anime music, variety
Favourite style of art: Manga/anime (Japanimation)
Operating System: Imagination~
Favourite cartoon character: Naruto, Hinata, Sasori, Deidara (Naruto Shippuden), Rin and Len (Vocaloid), main Tsubasa Chronicle characters, Kyou and Tohru (Fruits Basket), Mew Berri and Mew Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew), Kuranosuke and Tsukimi (Kuragehime), Miyazaki characters, and many, many more.
Favorite Pairings: NaruHina, SyaoranXSakura, KyouXTohru, SheetaXPazu, SophieXHowl, BaronXHaru, ChihiroXHaku, KuranosukeXTsukimi, IbXGarry etc.
Favorite OC Pairings: TenshiXShindo, KyleXChise, AiriXYuu
Latest Pairing Obsession: NanamiXTomoe, IbXGarry, KuranosukeXTsukimi, OC pairings
Personal Quote: Giving true happiness to others brings true happiness to yourself.