Hello strangers. Updates and my two cents....Hey Deviants, how's it going? Life, the baby and not having a decent desk keep me away from the Internet. I need like ten hours more in a day so I can browse dA and sleep more.So I turned thirty in October. Sob. I feel like a fifteen year old boy still!!Sad news - my tortoise passed away. Got two new tattoos. One of Marceline from Adventure Time and this amazing fox - My child, Scream, turned two. He is an amazing little man now, even if he takes up all my time. Had his two year checkup and he aced it. He likes to draw so he might have an account in a few years! And with the whole dA Wix thing... I've not been here for a while so I can't really comment. Just give it a chance maybe?I access Facebook lots more so if you want to add me there do and my craft page is called, surprisingly, unicornreality.If you do add me please let me know who you are as I don't accept people automatically now as I was getting a few porny people!Oh I
I got a tattoo! Updates ahoy.Hello Deviants! How's it going? Long time no see. My child takes up all my time.ALL MY TIME. Aren't these things meant to sleep at some point?!Anyway.AAAAGES AGO. Seriously. So long ago this happened -I saw this by HenarTorinos which is one of my all time favourite pieces on the site.So I commissioned a tattoo design.Then I never got it done as I am a huge wimp and scared of pain and piercings and veins and needles.Then I gave birth and thought "I CAN DO ANYTHING".So I went and got it done. Joy. I didn't cry, vomit, punch the tattooist or run away! Success.Scream is doing brilliantly. He is nine months now.Currently shouting at his Dad. He enjoys shouting.Hope you're all doing brilliantly - I hope to be back in force one day but LIFE HATES ME.I love you.
Anyone out there?Hey guys! How's it going? Not been on for AGES but small Scream just takes up all my time so I basically do NOTHING.How are you all?I am okay apart from having no time to do anything! I miss you guys. ;_;But I have this gorgeous man -- so its not all bad!
My baby seems to have gone viral.Some of you may have seen that I used a MAKE UP APPLICATION not real make up NOT. REAL. MAKE. UP. on photos of Gabriel.They seems to have gone all around the world. From Australian television to abc7news. Mental.Mental.Here's one photo -Now you tell me that looks real?!?!Many people thought I was the Dad. :')Here's the gallery with the others - imgur album That has been viewed 1,203,982 times now. :')So amused. Seriously. Google "make up app seven week old" it is EVERYWHERE.I think the first was this Buzzfeed article, some people don't read and think its real make up despite it saying it isn't. It is annoying. People have said it is child abuse and I have been compared to Hitler. :')This is one of my favourite articles -
I HAVE BIRTHED.Warbringer has arrived! What day did he arrive?23rd December about three weeks early! I was so unprepared. SO UNPREPARED. I think PirateLotus-Stock was the closest in guessing as she guessed the 24th so she wins the baby! I will post him out next week.So the exciting details -Gabriel John Procter, born at 2pm on December the 23rd 2014 weighing 6lb 3oz.Some hilarious moments from my birthing -The first lady examined said that I was 3cm dilated and she could feel the head - and this is where my lack of self control sets in - I whispered "push it back in" to her. :') I had already told her I was dying about twice.Best conversation EVER -Midwife- "We need you to roll onto your back."Me - "I will after I use the toilet."Midwife - "No, there's not time, lets roll you over."Me - "I really need the toilet."Midwife - "Lets roll you over."Me - "...let me just go to the toilet."Midwife - "Husband help roll her." "Noooo." Seriously high pitched and pathetic,
Shall we guess when I will birth? :DSo I birth soon. Shall we guess when? Here is a list of dates from Monday when I will be 37 weeks. Everything is going well, he's not going to be a tiny tiny baby so if you want to guess weight, date, length, number of legs or anything else feel free.The winner will get the child. I will post him out to you in a cardboard box.I am going to have a pizza now as I deserve it. 22nd December -23rd December -24th December -25th December -26th December -27th December -28th December -29th December -30th December -31st December -1st January -2nd January -3rd January -4th January -5th January -6th January -7th January -8th January -9th January10th January -11th January -Due Date: 12th January -13th January -14th January -15th January -16th January -17th January -18th January -19th January -I am hoping he will be out by then. D: I don't know about these things. D: Oh the terror.Hope you are all well. <3
Soo new logo eh? | Harass my Mother | Still fetusyWell look at that. A fancypants new logo!Do we like it?I don't. *Lies on the floor of the journal*I don't hate it, it's just... a bit... ugly? I don't know. It reminds me of a tube station map or something in the medical profession. Or that cactus cartoon thing that is always running.And it is too green. Maybe I am getting old. I am sure I'll get used to it, there was something satisfying about the old one though. Oh well. Times must change. ----Some of you may know that I have a Facebook page dedicated to harassing my Mother. I photoshop her head on things, I tell amusing stories of her weirdness and I detail the awful things I do to her, like sewing her jumper to the sofa or making her fit as many marshmallows into her mouth as possible.Here is one example, I am doing an Advent Calendar for her, this is my favourite so far.Such. Fun.She hasn't got a Facebook account or really acces
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
The Composition of my thoughtsWell, I thought I'll sum up some pointers and tips regarding composition. I used some of my photos as examples in the different topics. I hope I can help, or even refresh, some of you photographers out there. If you have anymore ideas to share here, please do.What would you say is the most important thing in a good photograph?Colors? Idea and expression? Sharpness? Perspective? Well, since there are no "right and wrong" (just opinions) everyone is right, but in my book, one of the most important thing is definitely composition.It's the same in almost every art form, but since in photography you don't always have time to plan the situation in details, composition becomes a very important skill in your decision making.I never learned photography in the "old fashion" way of school or teachers, and my composition skills have developed by my own sense of intuitive point of view. It's only later that I diagnosed the decision making I made without thinking about it.I want to shar
10 Easy Ways to Say I Love YouWhile looking for some inspirational articles over the World Wide Web minutes ago, I was stunned to see this simple yet catchy article made by Linda Wilson.This article, reminds us about the things that can make someone's day more complete. Even with our simple gestures, as long as we put love on it, will surely make other's gloomy day sunny. So be sure to read this and please put this in your hearts. Let this be a reminder that no matter what happens, love will always be there for all of us. Let's create a network of happiness through the acts of loving each other. Everyone needs love.From the newborn baby who thrives on being cuddled by his parents to the geriatric in a nursing home who watches the door for a visit from a loved one, and all us in between. We need love. The need for love is instilled in us by our creator and no matter how we may try to deny it, the need is alwa
Watercolor Techniques IIWatercolor Techniques IITraditional Art Week at projecteducate continues! During Artist's Toolbox weeks, I've published articles dedicated to watercolor tools (Watercolor Equipment I - Basic Tools, Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools). Current series of articles is focusing on painting methods, previously published Watercolor Techniques I article can be found HERE. I sincerely hope these will motivate some of you to try something new and wish you all happy painting! Wet-in-Wet TechniqueWet-into-wet is another versatile and popular technique where watercolor, or water, is dropped onto a wet surface. This i
Finding your style in photographyLast week I did a poll on what subject you would be most interested to hear my opinion about. The majority wanted to know on "Finding your own style" (http://gilad.deviantart.com/journal/poll/264778/). Here are some pointers on that. General thoughts Photography has been here for a very long time. Every category in photography already been tried, most places have been photographed, portraits have been done, special techniques, weather... So what do we still find exiting and unique?The answer is not in "what's being said", rather in "the way we say it". It's not the subject of the photo, rather the way we take it, show it, make our own definition of it. If you group 20 photographers in one scene, all having the same cameras, you will still get many different photos. On the other hand, you can tell which photo is who's just by looking at a photo - recognize the style. I have to say that finding your style is not a process you are aware to. It happens while doing photogra
Photography as a Hobby: How to Start ImprovingYou've just gotten your first "better" digital camera and want to start photography as a hobby? Or perhaps you just found old manual film camera, and again, you would like to learn to photograph? Or you've been a casual snapper but now you would like to start building your skills as a photographer. Quite often it's difficult to know where to start from. Here's one approach from one photography hobbyist who started recently. This is rather long article since I wanted to cover as many angles as possible. Here's how much I have improved during my first year, so you can see if it would be worth of reading this article. Left photo was among my first deviations, something I took January 2007 after getting my first "better" camera, Panasonic FZ50. Back then I started from zero with no experience of photography, save the random snapshots from time to time. The right one is something I took last October (2007) and is my personal favorite. So I have improved my
Inspire - September 09An inspiring collection of work from the DA community over the past few months. The intention is mainly to send some more views their way so we can fully appreciate the work they show and also to inspire those of you who are looking for inspiration - these are some of the most inspiring shots I've come across whilst browsing in July.The main intention of these works is to send some views to under appreciated galleries or inspiring popular works and to inspire the viewer.I am aware that some of these already have a number of favourties, this is quite hard to avoid now DeviantART is a popular community. I still look for unknown work over popular, so please if you have any recommendations for the future please note me here at my account. :thumb136882591: Patrycja 5 by altowiolistka where no endings end by micmojo My inner child just killed ... by WildRainOfIceAndFire :thumb130165582
Helpful Guidelines - Choosing ModelsSo you're looking for a model for a photoshoot and you don't know where to start?Whether you're a photographer just starting out, an amateur or professional photographer looking for further advice then this is the guide for you.Firstly - ask yourself what sort of model you're looking for -*Is the model important in the shoot?*What sort of look do you need?*Special requirements (for example if you're doing a fashion shoot you need to consider heightSO where do I look?Models are quite easy to access as long as you know where to look and you know what you're looking for.Top agencies (Storm, Elite etc) are going to want a lot of experience before they feel confident with you using their models. So if you're starting out an easy way is to look at a website called Modelmayhem (www.modelmayhem.com). It's a worldwide known website and you can browse people by city/country etc - perfect if you need to organise someone and you can contact the model directly. There's
PE: Anthro Art TutorialsOn today's Project Educate Article on Anthro, I'll be highlighting some great tutorials on how to draw Anthro. Sense there is no right or wrong as far as drawing Anthro, because lets face it, we don't see a werewolf running around to reference from, your imagination is the limit. However, there are some simply guidelines that you can take home with you and practice to better your creativity.AnatomyThis is probably one of the most challenging things for people to adhere to. Anatomy in itself is a little challenging but once you get it, the sky's the limit as far as drawing Anthropomorphic animals, beings and things!So below are a few pointers!1. The Ultimate Anthro Tutorial - This tutorial was created for all beginners and Art enthusiasts around the world. It has such detail and walks you through all the basics before getting to the next level where you feel comfortable drawing anatomy for an Anthro character.2.
Making Emotes: The Tutorial Master ListSeveral people have commented that they'd like to make emotes but aren't sure where to start. The following tutorials should help you get started and then some.Static Emotes:PaintEmoticon Tutorial 4 Paint by Spaarghy: how to create a hand-shaded static emote using MS Paint.Paint.NETEmoticon Tutorial Part 1 by Jtcgh: how to create a hand-shaded static emote using the free software, Paint.NETAdobe PhotoshopUltimate Emote Tutorial - P1 by eStunt: how to create a static emote using the gradie
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!