Thu Dec 26, 2013, 2:42 AM
What They Like And What They Don'tSometimes I make something that I absolutely adore, but I know the moment I look at it when it's done that it's not going to get a lot of love from the world. And you know what? That's okay.
Because I just love it so damn much. And when you're that committed, that sure, that full of love, nothing other people say or think can even penetrate that. It's a shield and a wall and the surest protection from the cruelties of the world, because it comes from within. So, sometimes I decide not to share it at all; and sometimes I decided to share it regardless, just because I want to. And I feel a little bit like a rebel, because I'm breaking the mold of what other people want and like and expect, to publicly do something for myself.
And I'm mostly right about the world (in general) not falling over itself to appreciate this thing that I love so much. But sometimes another person will find it and will love it also, and t
Choose Your Own AdventureMost of the summer I've been swept up in adventure, and it was great. It's becoming autumn now, and I'm back home and back to "real life", and I am already feeling a part of me go to sleep. But I am not ready to be dulled and bored and to let time pass me by while I'm living one meaningless day after the other.
I don't know yet how I'm going to break the monotony of day-to-day life enough so I can breathe freely and stop my adventurous soul from petrifying, dying a slow death amidst long workdays and grocery shopping.
So I ask you, what do you do to stay awake?
What's your antidote to the seeping boredom that comes with routine?
How do you combat time passing you by?
Or are you (like me) still figuring it out?
I'd love to hear your thoughts -
My deviantART StoryBeginnings
I remember the first time I opened deviantArt, I was very confused. It was my wonderful friend simoendli's profile page; she was showing me the site and telling me it was fun and I should sign up too. I remember thinking that a "forum that was made up of profiles instead of threads was totally weird". At this time, I had a myspace page (that was kinda more like a personal website, since I used the then-popular hack to hide pretty much all the default boxes, and make my own instead). It was two years before I signed up for facebook. So to me, this was a totally foreign concept, and frankly: I didn't believe in it.
It's thanks to my friend that I walk away. She nudged me about it again two weeks later, and showed me enough cool stuff for me to (somewhat reluctantly) agree to sign up.
And from there, it was only a short ways to falling deeply, irrevocably in love with the site, it's art and it's community.
Happy New Year! + featuresIf you think about it, today is no different than any other day of the year. Sure, the calendar for the year 2013 ended, and when we write the date today it's a different year than it was yesterday. But our year might have just as well ended three weeks ago. Or six months ago. Or tomorrow. Nothing happened yesterday that was of any consequence. There was no cosmological event that switched the year. It's totally random.
And yet, there's something slightly magical about starting a new year. It's like starting a new diary, or going outside for the first time after a snowfall, when all you see outside is an untouched, glittering plain; and it will be your footsteps that make the first marks.
Happy New Year, and may it be the most wonderful yet!
Let's make a mark in this new, magical year with our art!
Features (made in 2013)
My name is Olivia.
I started photographing in 2003, while I was attending a one-year foundation class at art school. In 2004 I started school to be a multimedia designer and computer programmer. I graduated in 2008 and have been working as a computer programmer, multimedia designer and portrait and fashion photographer since.
Don't be a stranger, say hello!
I am nice, really. Well, most of the time anyway. See for yourself.
Developing my own black and white photographs
Digital drawing with Gimp-Painter and MyPaint
Conceptual photography project
What good photography groups are there?I pretty much disappeared from dA a couple of years ago, just as the new "Group"-system was being introduced. As a result, now I'm totally lost in the jungle of it all. What good photography groups are there that you would recommend? I tried the group finder and just searching for keywords, but the results were kind of unsatisfying. Can anyone give me a pointer in the right direction?
Any input is greatly appreciated.
These are a few of my favourite thingsI recently came across this online app that makes me pretty happy: piccsy
Basically it's just a way to love and share images from all over the internet, and right now I enjoy the selection of images that is on display there a great deal. There are quite a few nudes (girls mainly - for some unexplained, cryptic reason ). But I haven't come across any tasteless pictures, most of them are either pretty aesthetic or funny. You should check it out too!
Some piccsy favourites
piccsy was suggested to me by another of my favourite applications, StumbleUpon
I feel emptyI've been out of touch and gone from dA for months again; I do linger in the shadows though, blending seemlessly into the background. I would talk to you and share parts of me if I thought I had anything to share: but I just feel empty and hollow.
What there is in me to give I give to people who demand it of me--there's no initiative left in me to do things of my own account.
I've read a lot in English lately, classic literature; Jane Austen and the Brontë-sisters; maybe this helps to understand where my antiquated phrases come from. ;-P
Even without words I still browse deviantArt for it's beauties - and here are some of my favourites.
ps. to this journal skin.
Patreon Rewards Archive I'm currently making a living out from my patreon by sharing my PSD, video, tutorial and other resources for a bi-weekly donated if you are interested in supporting me and helping me produce more content while getting special perks, please check my Patreon!
I'll be archiving all term rewards here to make it easier for my future patrons to look through : )
A term is pretty much half of a month or 2 weeks and each has their own unique rewards and perks to them.
If you are more interested in my tutorials, please check out my gumroad store : )
TERM 32 rewards
Tutorial, video process, voice over tutorial,PSD, HI-RES jpg
Artist Yoga and Fanime!
I was up past midnight doing "Artist Yoga", aka frantically organizing prints for Fanime (at the San Jose Convention Center)
I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 1603 from May 27th -30th doing more "Artist Yoga" and bending backwards trying to grab all the prints lol. Come by and w̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶g̶e̶t̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶p̶a̶i̶n̶ say hi!
(That's my 100 gallon aquaponics system in the background and a giant origami fish on the wall named Fat Louie...)
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Pandora's Lesson Zero
Now in 3-D, for all your nightmare inducing needs! Lovingly rendered by artist :iconNorbert-N-S:, or Meowraa on tumblr. Original source here: http://meowraa.tumblr.com/
The 'FNAF Sister Location' Anti-Hate RantOK, so everyone should have seen Scott's new teaser by now.
I was not going to write about this originally (so forgive me for rushing this journal), since I figured that literally everyone knows about the news by now, but the way people are announcing it and reacting to it disturbs me. I thought we were better than this, but I guess not.
Literally everywhere I go today, everyone I've seen is spamming memes like and saying that Scott is milking the series and beating a dead horse. Even people who have "left" the FNAF fandom and have decided to pop back in just to put in their discouraging, even hating, opinions. It's so bad, that I feel people are hating JUST because it has become cool to hate, as some kind of herd mentality.
Well guess what? It doesn't matter what anyone thinks! Scott is clearly going to do what Scott is going to do! The amount of hate th
Updates as of October2009: Missing Halloween's story was created. Discontinued.
2010: Attempted to rework in 3D. Failed. Discontinued.
2013: Revived and started the animation production. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2014: Resumed and held a contest. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2015: Resumed. Missing Halloween didn't miss Halloween!
For the past month, me and Negyek were hard at work, day and night, to finish Missing Halloween. Later on, Procrastacat and VenBright were hired to give various voices for the ending scene. All of these are, of course, paid jobs, thanks to my Patreon supporters.
By November 29, the animation is officially done. All 8+ minutes of it.
JUNE 2,000 points GIVE-AWAY! Hello my friends! I know you were waiting for another chance!
There will be 2 winners in total:
Here come the rules! :
1- Make a NEW journal featuring this one with the title "2,000 points Give Away by SeviYummy"
2-Put the link of the journal you made featuring this one here on the comments.
4-Favorite this journal
NOTE: The rules are NOT optional! You have to do all mentioned above!
Number Days Sim Date infoEDIT: The game is available to play now. Hope you enjoy! C:
All right. I hibernated for the rest of the summer. Now it's time to get back into action.
My college experience so far and the people I've gotten to know within the past couple of months have given me some good inspiration.
Texting Days Sim Date*cough* I mean *cough* Number Days Sim Date.
But don't be fooled. I promise you, there is very little to no math involved in this game… So why does this dating simulation have a weird title? Read on!
(And yes, you can date the chick. If you're grossed out by this option or if you're just simply a straight girl with no desire to explore, you can avoid all the romantic situations by ignoring her… this also applies to any dudes that gross you out.)
EDIT: I finally have a release date for Number Days! Well… more like "release month"... but...
Release date: December 2012
(You may be wonde
Merry Christmas! + featuresTo all my friends, colleagues, fellow artists, watchers, visitors... Merry Christmas!
Or, if you don't celebrate Christmas: Happy Holidays!
You are in my heart.
Wonderful Christmas-themed deviations!
Christmas printable version by minerva-aurora
Cups on x-mas market by pollykorn Have a Berry Christmas by MyLifeThroughTheLens
December Enchantress by MD-Arts Merry Christmas by KatyaWarped