Done with this pregnancy stuff.So. Over 32 weeks now and I can happily say I WANT IT OUT RIGHT NOW.Why on Earth would someone do this to themselves?! It is torture. The sickness, the hormones, the endless wailing, the endless weeing, the kicking and the unholy moving from inside yourself?! WHY?!WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THESE THINGS?And I still have to birth the little sod yet! D: He has been inside longer than I was! I was out by now! Ugh. Sob.We got some scans done - He has a face! Quite happy about that.On shitty news both my cats have now gone missing. :/ No more cats for me, it is far to heartbreaking.How are you lovely lot doing? Preparing for Christmas/<unoffensive option here>? I have been a wrapping demon and got a load done! Hurrah! I do visit dA most days but I am just lazy. I will be back to full awesome force one day but things are going on right now. Damn them. DAMN THEM ALL.
Catch a million pageviews! Awesome fursona!I found this rather awesome fursona generator online th eother day. It made me giggle quite a bit.What did you get?A few favourites of mine -"melanistic ferret. it does not have organs- instead it is full of flowers. it is a viking.""silver reindeer. it has ram horns. it dresses like a grandpa."There is also a Haiku Generator which has some deep meanings.underwear for hopetiny fractures when i diedleaving home thoughtlessmenacing for hopepails of tears spill salted porkstained table cloths your lipsOh I do have fun. :')And yes! My million pageviews is creeping up on me! Yeah yeah they mean nothing but DAMN that is a number I never thought I would see. So if you catch it, note me for great prizes that include... *looks around* 335 points, a poem, a brilliant personalized drawing, my firstborn and if you give
Baby gender revealed!We went to the hospital as you do and had the 20 week scan. Baby was there, wriggling about and being all alien like and scary. Every now and then a hand appeared and then you could see a spine. Freaky. Seriously I was creeped out.Then the scanner woman pointed out the placenta and I felt the need to vomit into my mouth. Yeah, I'm not good with these things. Christ knows what'll happen at the birth! It will be HILARIOUS.So yes, baby is there wiggling about, avoiding the scan thing. When the lady first looked it was upside down! She asked if we'd like to know the gender if she could tell. We said yeah it was okay. So she had a little look at their bits and pieces and the baby splayed their legs and we got an eyeful of fetusy boy bits! So its a boy AND WHAT A BOY. I laughed as the bits and pieces flapped about. I was a little sad as girl clothes are so much prettier and fancier but as long as he is healthy I am thrilled, some people can't have kids so I'm certai
Sex tomorrow and depression.Hello Deviants.How are you doing? I hope you are all doing well.Tomorrow I go to the hospital to see what the baby is doing and hopefully find out if it has a peen or a vagoo. I am not really bothered what gender it is, as long as it is healthy and has a face then I will be happy.I haven't really been feeling all that happy lately. I blame all the hormones. Just wanting to sit in my house and be sad! I haven't even managed to go visit the BFF's which is upsetting. I hope that it will remedy itself soon.I am also in the "oh god I'm having a baby. Do. Not. Want." stage yet again. Joy. I am sure when it bursts forth it will all be okay. D: It will wont it? If not I will sell it and use the money to buy kittens. Many kittens.The dog will not leave me alone at the moment. She's never been overly affectionate but she is so needy and odd at the moment. Damn hormones. It'd be okay but she is HUGE and wants to lie on me.I have sat down to write this journal so many times but haven't had t
My DA Story.My DA journey starts eleven years ago when I first joined. I was fascinated by how people could make colours and lines look so amazing when I could barely draw anything.Whilst battling an endless fight with the voices in my head, I found DA and the community a great way to escape for a while and talk to like minded people.I saw awesome art made with photos of normal people. Not super models or famous people, just general every day people. So I wondered if maybe I could be made to look 'beautiful".I loved what was made. I loved how others could envision things I hadn't even imagined. I threw myself into the community, wanting to make everyone as upbeat as I felt.I met people I grew to love, I lost some along the way which is pretty shitty but I still have some of the best friends I'll ever have and a load of friends across the globe. Now that is impressive.
Death sucks.Hello Deviants.My Nan died last night.It was expected and she went without pain but it is still pretty heart breaking. She suffered from quite bad dementia over the last few years and Dad looked after her at home until a few weeks ago when she needed constant care so she went into a nursing home just round the corner from his house. We visited daily and she was pretty okay with it all. However on Friday she was feeling a bit unwell and by the end of this week she was pretty much unconscious in bed. Before this she had really laboured breathing, it was pretty much a "death rattle".I am glad I got to see her on the day she died, I said hello and such and told her I'd see her the next day and gave her a kiss. She then went peacefully a few hours later. Now I obsess over making sure Dad is okay. Him and his siblings have known this day has been coming so it is a bit of a relief that she isn't in pain anymore, but it is still sad. You never want to lose a parent I guess.So here's to Nan
I seem to be having a baby...!!It has a hand! D: How excitingly terrifying! Manwife and I are having a tiny little person! I am about three months and six days, I was horrifically ill at the start, in pain and couldn't move. That then went and the sickness began, morning, noon and night I wretched. I also wretched if I didn't eat every few hours. Fun.As you may know I am terrified of needles and veins creep me out so the first (ever) blood test I had was traumatic. I wouldn't let them take it from the crook of my arm so they took it by my wrist. Mother managed to put the numbing cream on the wrong part of my arm. The midwife got the needle in and then went "Hmm, there's no blood" and "your vein's wiggling out of the way". I saw Mother's face fill with despair. She knew what was coming. Then suddenly someone was shouting "NO NO NO NOOOOOO! GETITOOOOOOUT!" Rather loudly. However my second one went well, the numbing cream worked well and the midwife got it on t
Married for a year! :DYes! I have been married for one whole year as of yesterday! How did we celebrate?We didn't. We got a take away Pad Thai that I managed to spill over myself, watched Game of Thrones and I went to bed as I had a headache. Fun!If you are my friend on Facebook (which you should be, I'm hilarious) you'll see my awesome updates.This bird has been twittering constantly. It has become my enemy.You'll also find the tally of the animals my cats have brought me. Such as this shrew!<img="https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/p526x296/10341604_10152252343668074_2260090088879198394_n.jpg?oh=200de0dd733f3b4771e0889b7a28dbfb&oe=540D9CFE"> I managed to get him off the cat and put him in a box to chill out. I checked on him later and he was on his side not moving. I assumed he had died so I prodded him. No. He was sleeping. So I brought the cats in and put him out. Hope you've all been well!
What would you rather have?Legs as long as fingers or fingers as long as legs?This is an important question.
Pokemon is ForeverShare|ArchiveForeword by techgnoticKay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.by damphyrAn incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Jurassic PokemonShare|ArchiveJurassic PokemonBy techgnoticRealistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalisarvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutorial drawing sessions on his Dev
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?Share|ArchiveThe Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?By techgnoticCatching fire by Kris-KamikakushiIn Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.Advanced sur
The Little MermaidShare|ArchiveThe Little MermaidBy spottedSomeday by alicexzForeword by techgnoticElisa (aka spotted) steps out from behind the scenes as one of our intrepid Today Page senior editors to contribute her appreciation of “The Little Mermaid.” We hope it will be the first of many contributions to come, another hidden talent having been revealed by this longtime DeviantArt special projects manager.It was 25 years ago that a redheaded mermaid made a splash in theaters ushering in a new era for the identity of the Disney princess.
Star Wars: A New HopeShare|ArchiveStar Wars: A New HopeBy techgnoticThe Empire Bargains by dvsdesignerWho’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. Georg
10 Tips to Improve your Digital ArtA while ago I posted some tips on how to improve your art. While that article was rather general, this one is an addition to it, focusing on digital drawing and painting – so make sure to read both.It's made for beginners, so it's just really basic stuff. I hope it's helpful!:iconCutebow1plz::iconCutebow2plz::iconCutebow1plz:1. Get a tabletOf course there are artists who create beautiful pictures with a mouse, but trust me, drawing with a graphics tablet is more natural and a lot easier once you're used to it.Tablets have one big advantage over mouses: Pen pressure. Depending on how hard you press the line gets thicker and darker or thinner and lighter, similar to a real pen on real paper. I'd recommend getting a small, cheap Wacom tablet to start out. Also make sure your tablet always has the newest drivers installed! You can download them on the Wacom website.More information about tablets
Collection: GlassesShare|ArchiveGlassesIt would seem counter-intuitive that a person wearing glasses—i.e., a person in need of a device to properly identify and understand incoming visual perceptual information—would be assumed to be more rather than less intellectually gifted. And yet that’s the transformative power of donning a pair of glasses, the thicker-lensed and clunkier the better.Tim Burton - One Man Showby RodneyPike
Abstract ArtShare|ArchiveAbstract ArtBy techgnoticEmotions Abstract by zampedroniThe earliest known artworks of humans, found on cave walls dating back about 40,000 years, tell stories.Usually the stories are of amazing hunts for enormous wooly mammoths and other food sources. Others suppose they were plans for hunts, no different from a coach’s football plays.Today we are learning of abstract artworks on the cave walls, seemingly deliberately hidden, and much farther back, painted by medicine men huffing hallucinogenic herbs. The purpose for these totemic abstracts is unclear. While native art worldwide retained its
Collection: Blue HarvestShare|ArchiveBlue HarvestThe Harvest time of year represents the last heroic exertion of labor to gather in for storage the bounty of crops to sustain life through the approaching Autumn and Winter. The health and relative comfort of an entire village or settlement, or a single remote homestead, through the cold and barren months, depends on a successful harvest. A blighted harvest means fear and prayers that the winter will be mild and of short duration, that the limited food might provide enough sustenance. In modern society, the Harvest has come to represent receiving just and due reward for any endeavor one has worked long and hard to make a success. But this gallery of
Stock to SurrealA selection of stock images that have been use in digital art -> photomanipulation -> surreal artwork. All pretty amazing.Face the ending 1 by Ahrum-StockEye Stock 01 by Sugargrl14Godly intervention by PhilipHolmSightless duckmitre by pedroluispalencia:thumb129868954::thumb125281389:Be sure to check out the stock and surreal art galleries for more inspiration!