It's basically for you guys, so if you wanna take a look, go ahead <3 Love you all so much!!
A letter to my watchersSmiling through your pain,
Till the wounds stop bleeding.
Running through your clouds
Once the sky stops raining.
Never saying never,
Going faster, stronger, better
Even when the
Raindrops seem to fall down forever.
Till the birds start to sing, and
Happiness overwhelms you,
And a smile takes over your face
Now and eternally.
Surviving through the pain,
Until the wounds stopped bleeding.
It never seemed it would end,
Crying, screaming, dying...
Indeed it did, it
Even when the raindrops would never end.
You Only Have So MuchHer fingers are dirty,
Her hair tangled.
She's a mess, some would say.
But at least her heart is pure.
His wrists covered in scars,
His stomach roaring with hunger.
He's damaged, some would say.
But at least his love is whole.
Her breathing is heavy,
And her skin is pale.
She's dying, some would say.
But at least she knows how to live.
At least a woman without a house
Knows how to make a home.
Hand her a loaf of bread,
And she won't devour it,
Because she knows how to treasure
The beauty in life.
At least a boy without a smile
Knows how to hold on,
Longer than someone who's never fallen,
And never dared to learn
How to fly.
At least a girl in the mobile chair
Knows how to capture a moment,
Because she can't quite be sure
How many moments really are
At least someone with so little
Because when you have so much...
You only have so little.
Gun Within The MirrorIt feels as if my reflection
Points a gun at its own head,
As my bullet shoots the mirror
And paints the floor with red,
And it feels as if my gun
Just isn't steady in my hand,
Because darling, when I jump off cliffs,
Do you think I always land?
It feels as if the razor blade
Might be my only friend,
And it feels as if the broken glass
Might soon begin to bend,
Because my reflection is distorted, love.
Can't you see that, love, can't you see?
I'm pointing a gun at the mirror,
And the mirror points back at me.
His BallerinaA gown of silk, flowing as a stream,
Her footsteps so gentle, perhaps she was a dream,
As he crouches near bushes to glare at the unseen,
And she danced like ballerina.
Her fingers combed her golden hair,
A perfect lady who didn't care
To see the man that would never dare
To touch a ballerina.
But desire grew, and patience died,
As a lovely girl danced before his eyes,
So he buried his heart, pulled out a knife,
And tickled the ballerina.
She fought his hands, in fear of death,
A dirty blade sinking through her chest,
For he would never settle for something less,
As she screamed,
She took her final breath...
And the wind grew calm, barely blowing on the stream.
Her voice so quiet (perhaps it was a dream).
As he closes his eyes, cradling his queen...
His beautiful ballerina.
Maybe.Fist fights and battles in my head
I'll always remember what you said...
The day you lied.
Glass shattered all over the dirt
I'll always remember your last words...
The day you died.
I could have saved you, love.
I should have saved you, love.
I would have saved you, love...
Then maybe we could both still be
Mama's EyesShe said to her daughter,
And her little girl
No longer little
Looked up in her mama's eyes,
And Mama thought nothing of it,
Till her little girl
No longer little
Never looked up in her mama's eyes
IdolizationIdolization is a strange and dangerous thing.
Yet we all do it. Either aware or unaware.
It all starts when we see an artist here whose work we like a lot.
Most of us have been there. Seeing the work of an artists that hits a soft spot in you, for whatever reason that might be.
You admire it, but at the same time you feel sad because you realize your level is still miles away from this artist, and you will probably never be able to do the same.
But despite everything, you start following this person. And you keep following him.
Because somewhere deep in your soul, you hold the believe --or rather, hope-- that when you watch it long enough, it will reveal it's tricks.
That it will inspire you in some way. And that you'll be able to do the same.
Unconsciously, we all build images of our idol.
It's human nature, I guess. We fill in all the blanks. The things that we don't know from this person.
Because an idol isn't a person anymore at that point. It has become an ico
Popular artists and arrogance: RantThis is somehing I've been wanting to write about since almost forever but I always forgot what exactly I wanted to say once I opened dA. Which I did now too, but I will try anyway because otherwise I'll never get to it. xD
So what I was wondering is, why is it that as soon as someone has a certain amount of watchers/pageviews/attention/whatever, that people suddenly start to assume they MUST be arrogant?
I've seen this SO often before and it bothers me to no end. People don't even KNOW the artist personally, but they just randomly assume things about them. I've had a few people come up to me being all "wow I thought you'd be arrogant and all until I actually started to talk to you". Which, in some way, really surprised me. I don't really consider myself "popular". It doesn't feel like I am, I don't feel like I'm an artist a lot of people know. I feel like my watcher count is that high simply because I never moved accounts. A lot of those accounts are inactive now anyway.
Tips on original speciesBasically, everything I say in here is merely my opinion and you do not have to follow anything I say. I'm just giving tips here because a lot of the "species" out there are making me kind of tired. A lot of them look very similar (in the end 80% at least is just dogs/cats/foxes/whatever with some stuff slapped on it).
1) Don't just make a species just because everyone else is doing it. Not everyone needs to own a species, and if you have no ideas for them, why would you make one? Bad reasons to make a species are the following:
- All my friends/idols have a species of their own
- I wanna earn money and hope people are willing to spend good money on my designs with minimal effort from my part (think: generic designs that sell because the species chart says it's "rare", Make Your Own's, etc.)
- I wanna prevent people from making a similar character to mine because my character is kind of generic so I wanna find a way to protect my originality
Some better reasons:
- I've had this idea fo
Stronger than SuicideYou are so much stronger than suicide.
You are so much more powerful than the cuts on your arm,
And so much better than your eating disorder.
So much more than your scars.
Please look me in the eyes,
And show me your wounds,
Whether they be on your forearm,
Or your heart.
Have you been skipping meals?
Have you been cutting?
Well, here’s something for you to try.
Think one thing,
Just one thing,
Just remember to prove to the world,
Are stronger than
Dear Daddy, I hate you.Dad,
There's something I want you to know,
Because, hey dad..
I'm not stupid.
I know you're not going to be here
Something I wanted to say..
I hate you.
I hate how you've been there for me.
I hate how you made me who I am today.
I hate how you've always inspired me,
And I hate how you've been the best father anyone could ask for.
I hate how I know you enough to know exactly what you're going to say.
I hate how you know me the same way.
I hate how you love your family more than anything.
I hate how you've been strong just so we don't feel weak,
And I hate how you never gave up on us.
On your family.
On your daughters.
I hate knowing that it's going to be
I'm going to miss you, Dad.
... Daddy, I'm going to miss you.
And I hate you for that.
Before you kill yourself...Before you kill yourself,
Remember just one little thing.
There are places to go,
Where you have never been before.
How can you be sure those places are bad?
There are things to see,
Things you have never seen before.
How can you be sure those things are ugly?
There is a new tune to hear,
Something you've never heard before.
How can you be sure that tune is scary?
There are words to be said,
Things that have never been said before.
How can you be sure those words are hurtful?
There are dreams to be imagined,
Things you have never dreamed before.
How can you be sure that they are nightmares?
Darling, please don't give up.
Please stay strong.
Don't let go.
Issue Three of Modern Day Fairytales is OUT!Hello everyone! A quick update to let you all know that Issue Three of MDF is out and features some of the most brilliant writers on dA and outside of dA! Here are some of their biographies to read!
Kim Peter Kovac loves telling stories - on stage with plays for young audiences, on the page with poems, prose poems, creative non-fiction, mostly for adults.
Chen Yuan Wen rose from the streets, so he could write in the skies. On deviantart, he is known as WordofChen.
Matthew "Crash" has been creative writing for the past nine years. He began writing punk music lyrics in at the age of fifteen and has developed several interests in creative writing including two books (in progress), a television comedy (in progress), electronic music/lyrics and poetry. On deviantart, he is known as RejectedSavior.
And finally to ce
Featuring Writing that Moves MeI have spent so much time on deviantart lately, and partly because I have discovered some really stunning work on here. I thought that I may share a few of these gems I have discovered today in this feature.
The Rules of Flying by Epicaracacy Cosmic Symphony by LadyofGaerdon Everything I Needed To Know by chromeantennae :thumb390286003: She is the Rain by SammieOCeallaigh
It is 9 in the afternoon by DearPoetry the gospel of two am by 0hgravity The Woman in White by Medoriko On Wanting Everything to Be Right by glossolalias :thumb391754773:
:thumb387685002: :thumb391212478: Constellations of scars by toxic--sunrise :thumb386999357: on growing up by rachel-rhapsody
I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
Name Generator CommentsSince there's a few people wondering about the special names that get a unique comment in my pony name generator, I'm posting up this list.
These ones are only given for specific names. Many of them are references to other things.
->I'm pretty sure that one is taken.
->It says here... "eep."
->"Never leaves home without her party cannon"
->I haven't seen her around much lately...
->"Cutie mark crusader pony namers." I guess that explains that last one.
->It says "Rainbow Dash is cool" here.
->I really like her mane.
->Huh. This one is being used...
(See: http://nimbostratus.deviantart.com/art/Morning-Star-318225552 )
->Huh. This one is being used...
->"He rode a blazing saddle,
Draw My Pony Oc Contest! (closed!!) My Contest Is Now Closed!!! Thank You Soo Much To All Thoes Who Entered!! It Means The World To Me! The Results Should Be Up Tomorrow. October 7Th. PLEASE If You Don't Win, DO NOT FEEL BAD!! It Will Be Soo Hard To Choose!! So Please Don't Feel Bad! Of You Do Not Win, Later On, I MIGHT open Art Trades And Maybe We Can Do One Later. Thank You All So Much Again!! <3333
EDIT 4: okay, Some Of You Said You'd Enter My Contest But You Haven't And You Haven't Let Me Know Other Wise. So YouhHave Till 12 Noon To Enter, Then I'm Closing My Contest! Thank You Soo Much To Thoes Who Said They'd Enter And Did!! For Thoes Who Have Said They'd Enter And Did Not, Please Try And Let Me Know If You Can't. So I Know! Thank You!!
Edit 3: I'm Giving You One More Whole Day Left To Enter!!! It Will End The Morning Of The 6Th!! So Hurry Up Everyone!! <3333 ^_^
Edit 2: I've Extended The Contest Until October Fifth. It Will End At 12 Noon My Time! Please Submit Your Entries Really So
Commission info -March 2014-This is my commission menu. To see if I am open or not, check my page!
they are $6.50!
I am only able to do felines, canines, birds, and other animals. No anthro, only quad!
When applying, please send me a reference of the character you would like, along with any specifications. Please keep in mind I may have to simplify or leave out certain objects such as accessories, and I do not do clothing. If you do not specify a pose or expression, I will pick one or base off of the reference you provide. Please note that is very difficult for me to do human hair and it makes the icon take longer!
I may do connecting icons, but they would cost the same as two icons and you would have to come up with the pose yourself!
!!Feature The Artists #2 (CLOSED)!!I decided I haven't done this in a while so why not.
RULES (Plz read)
ONLY 10 will be featured that means No ComplainingI will choose the 10 and 2 art pieces to be featured it's not first in first serve this time.
Comment Below.Lastly fav this Journal.
*Have you Both Faved and Commented?*
(You must Fav and comment if you wish to be eligible)
That's it good luck to you all
FeaturesI just wanted to take some time to share some lovely works I have read on here. It was a rainy day today, and I had a cup of hot cocoa, this was the loveliest way to spend the afternoon. Thank you, all you lovely poets!
War by WeirdAndLovely*Lost in Love* by Delice1941
how to grieve for people you do not know by Echolalic-Elliea poem on the inner workings of my chaotic mind by PrussianPersephonePart of being Human: by Lawli-Artsheepskin by Nullibicity
Resources/Advice-Stuff to Listen to While DrawingThis is a series of journals that I've wanted to make for a while, just to document all the things that have been of use to me and might be of use to others. No one has to read these, though! These can just sit here for future reference if anyone needs them.
Audio Books: Audio books are one of my favorite things to listen to while drawing! They are several hours long and—if the book is interesting—they will keep you motivated and focused for long periods of times.
My favorite Audio versions of books are: 1) ANYTHING by Jon Acuff because he is a hilarious person and he reads the books himself, 2) The Lunar Chronicles, 3) The Hunger Games, 4) The Everlasting Man (Narrator: John Robbins), 5) Orthodoxy (Narrator: Simon Vance), and 5) Mere Christianity (Narrator: Geoffrey Howard).
Those are my favorite audio versions of books. I like their readers a lot. There are other books I like that didn't have great adaptations (Cheesy 90's background music! ) or that I can't listen to f
~Vanilli Ice~ Drawing ContestI'm hosting a contest.
And you all
For this contest you must draw Chocolate Strawberri Vanilli Breezii (Nicknames/shortforms: CSVB, Strawberri, Vanilli, Latte, Bree) AND Ice Luck.
These two are a couple, and you MUST draw them together.
Here are some reference images of them.
//they have kids now// but they're not required in this contest.
You can find their information on their reference sheet, but here's their information (as well as some expansion to it) on here.
Ice Luck belongs to my amazingly wonderful boyfriend :iconDorzel:
Name: Ice Luck
Birthday: May 28th
( OFFICIALLY CLOSED )CONTEST TIME!THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED! THIS CONTEST! THE CONTEST HAS NOW ENDED, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR VOTIES BY NOTE, ALONG WITH W DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU LIKED ABOUT THE ARTWORK YOU ARE VOTING FOR, AND WHY YOU HAVE VOTED FOR IT.
YOU MAY ONLY VOTE ONCE, AND YOU CANNOT VOTE FOR YOURSELF. PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE WHETHER OR NOT YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR FEEDBACK DISPLAYED AT THE END OF THE JUDGING PERIOD WHEN THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE YOUR NAME BESIDE THE FEEDBACK, STAY ANONYMOUS, OR NOT HAVE IT POSTED AT ALL.
PLEASE VOTE WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS JUST OPTIONAL BECAUSE I WANT TO KNOW WHAT PEOPLE CHOOSE. THE ENTRY WITH THE MOST VOTES DOES NOT WIN. NO. THIS IS JUST TO HELP ME WHEN I MAKE THE BIG DECISION.
I have added more prizes, and winners.
PLEASE SHARE THIS JOURNAL AROUND SO THAT THIS GETS NOTICED.
UPDATE: TWO FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!
Alright, I know how much you all love
Experienced Redraw/color Contest(win $200)[CLOSED]Thank you everybody who entered this contest!
All the entry's were awesome
Now we are going to take till the 7th to decide the winners.
So stay tuned for the who won journal.
Until then :iconbrohoof1plz::iconbrohoof2plz:
(This is 100% legit)
A while ago my dad, my sister and I went to Everfree Northwest.
My dad got a commission for a Discord drawing at the con and he absolutely LOVES IT!
The point is that it was only a sketch and my dad wants to see it redrawn and colored in other peoples art styles.
So..... he is wiling to give away a cash prize of
to the person who can redraw and color it the very best!
CONTEST (UPDATED DEADLINE)Hey guys! So as you know I've been meaning to redesign my oc Lunari, but I know I won't like anything I do. So I'm leaving it up to you guys to redesign my OC for me! I will update this journal with the entries as they come in. Here are the rules and guidelines...
One entry per person
You must post a journal with a link to this journal before entering
Comment on this journal with a link to your entry when you're done
Try to be original and have fun with it!
Keep the same cutiemark (you may alter it a little if it helps your design, but I may change it back)
For the most part, try to keep the same color scheme she already has, but you may slightly alter it if it looks better
Leave her as a pegasus!
It can look like a reference sheet if you want, it doesnt have to be a gorgeous drawing, just focus on the design!
Ask any questions in the comments!