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.
ADOPTABLE 100 THEMES CHALLENGEYeah. I don't like the other one. SO HERE WE GOOOOOO!!!
2. Think pink
3. Chocolate kisses
4. Crisp apple
14. Sun conure
26. Candy floss
32. Bumble bee
40. Peanut butter jelly
45. Orange sherbet
50. Tea and cake
73. Aquafresh toothpaste
ALL Next Gen Fun Facts!This is fan made!
All Next Gen Fun Facts! :iconwoootplz: Everything from my previous fun facts journals as well as some new ones are in here I probably won't make any more new Fun Facts journals. Instead, I'll just add them in here and let you know if there are any updates (if they are worth mentioning of course) I'll probably add more to the younger characters later since I'm still developing them. HOLY FRICK THIS JOURNAL IS LONG!
If this journal in particular is too long, you can look at these kinda shorter ones that narrow the characters down by category
Main: Royalty: Side: Children:
Valiant goes by "Lance"
Valiant's love life isn't very successful even though he's kind, charming and handsome. He's been out with quite a few ponies making him seem l
The 30 Day Character Development Challenge~![Stole off someone's facebook]
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
5.) What's your character's ranking on the KINSEY SCALE?
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
9.) Who does your character trust?
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the time
30 Day Art Improvement (Hell) ChallengeI originally posted this on my Tumblr blog, and since it seems to be popular I thought I'd challenge people here.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell.
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these days, and I needed something to kick-start myself. Who wants to do this with me!? Start now or whenever you can (now you procrastinators!). Challenge yourself and have fun at the same time!
Tag your posts with #Improvement Hell (more for Tumblr posts, but I suppose you can do it here too) so everyone can follow along and see each other's awesome artwork.
What are you waiting for? START!
Self-Portrait - Introduce yourself Draw a figure using a reference - link to reference Draw a figure that's in action, using a reference - link to referenceDra
[CLOSED+WINNER] FREE ADOPT RAFFLE 17 - PIFFIESWaaah thanks thanks thanks to all participants...nnngh a lot of lovely comment and HAPPY HOLIDAYS WISHES THANKS!! HAPPY HOLIDAY TO EVERYONE \;////7///;/!
Omg I can't believe every time I have to edit a raffle my cat come to my table and start lick my nose and lie down on my hand....I think she have some strange power and she feel when I have something to do...so I have just one hand..thanks Michelle...
But now the winner x°°D!
The winner is... :iconjustlovearts: WAAAH I'M HAPPY FOR YOU \T///7///T/!!
Now in max 24 hours justlovearts choose her favorite piffies and the other five will be put on sale,
OFFER TO ADOPT this time, something different I have think about the right way the last two days and I hope in this way people can offer the amount they want without "fight" with other directly ;;
(I excluded set price or AB because the last time they gone in few seconds ;_; ) the only thing : I have some problem accept/refuse o
60 poses theme challengethis seems like a really awesome challenge and i think it will help me a lot now that i'm back into drawing! everyone should try this!!
60 Pose theme
For the artists who want to do pose practices and studies.
Try to draw full body.
Try different angles on each poses.
You may include environments around the characters, but keep the main focus on the character.
Fanart/Original art either is fine.
1~50 is One character, 51~60 is with Two characters.
7. Falling on the butt.
8. Holding the head
9. Sitting with legs crossed.
11. On their knees
12. Hugging their knees
13. Hands/Knees/Head on the ground(Deep apology pose).
16. Looking up
17. Laying on the back
18. Laying on the stomach
19. On tiptoes
20. Hands and Legs spread apart.
21. Arms crossed
22. Climbing up
23. Climbing down
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