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When selling your work...Keep in mind this:
800 points = around $10.
400 points = around $5
40 points = ¢50
Do you really want to spend a long amount of time on a drawing only to receive the equivalent of half a dollar?
If you want to share things for cheap or free because you enjoy doing it than by all means do so, but what I'm saying is, don't under value yourself, and for the love of god don't do commissions for 5 or 10 points. You're working for next to nothing if you do that.
What you need to do is find a good place to sell your art so you can sell it at a reasonable fair price that's fair to both you and the buyer. There are places around on dA for this.
Commissions-R-Us say that "A group dedicated to helping people in the search of commissions to be made, allowing them to find somebody to request a commission from deviants at different ways to pay, such as using the Deviantart Points, paypal, etc.
We also have a Priority Commission List for those who are in need of money! Please check them out
To be an Artist - Advises for Beginners Be patient, progress can´t be forced to happen over night!
You want to be a great artist? Welcome to the club! Now lets take a look on how that works.
Talent - Whats that?!
Talent, a word with many meanings. For me personally it means to be able to learn certain things faster. Talent doesn´t mean you can draw or built everything without training and learning. You´ll just be faster in learning the skills then an untalented person who would have to exercise maybe twice as long as you.
People say I got talent. But I invested over 10 years of exercise and training in my art, it was hard work.
Expectations - To high?
You draw for a year now and joined dA some months ago and still you´re unnoticed?
It may be depressing, but thats normal. Every artist starts as a beginner. Its like a game, you start on
How To Write A Critique For A ProfessionalProfessionals like myself will occasionally ask for a critique on something or other that we've done. I'm going to explain how to do a critique for someone like myself. I'm going to tell you now that this was brought on by a critique I received from someone who never did a critique before and had no idea how to do it.
Read Other Critiques
The worse thing you can do for yourself is write a critique when you have no idea what you're doing. It will be promptly rejected as it's very obvious to the person reading it. If you've never written one the best thing you CAN do is look at some critiques from other people. Example, I'm a writer so look at critiques that were done on other literature pieces. Also keep in mind that I'm a novelist so look for critiques for short stories instead of poetry or lyrics. They're a completely different genre.
If you're going to say something negative about a piece explain why you think it's bad and make sugge
Star Giveaway! CLOSED!Since I've been gone a while I think I need to do a BIG giveaway!
So let's do a Star Giveaway!!!
If you're not familiar with Star Giveaways this is how it works, there are star's with hidden prizes that could be; a free feature for a week, a cake badge, or points! Leave a comment with the star # of your choice, I will chose 5 random winners and they will get the star they chose.
Must be a watcher
Leave only one comment with your star
Fav the Journal (this is how I randomly chose the winners)
EXTRA!! Get double your prize! Write a journal about the giveaway! [link] it in your comment!!
Ended: Febuary 14th! The Winners!
1. :iconbigfav4plz: 50 (x2)= :iconprincess-num-nums:
2. :iconbigfav4plz: 1 week free Feature(x2) = :iconinahs-animations:
3. :iconbigfav4plz: 10 = :iconathenacykes:
4. :iconbigfav4plz: 100 (x2) = :iconalfred-martini-p
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Someone Saved my Life Tonight...Oh boy I'm not going to try or attempt too many words, I'm half past not sleeping in two days ha ha! Besides they'd fall flat, please allow this art in it's entirety of form to enlighten you to a beauty I thought had been all but extinguished, I'm feeling free to heal now. Oh God thank you for those things that cost no money....
He filled your horizon
And woke your soul
All just in time
For you to welcome
Your new one
Your true one
The Forever Friend
Created just for you
PLATO DID HAVE A PURPOSE NOW I KNOW AND GOD I LOVE HIM AND MOURN HIS SHORT LITTLE LIFE
...........What do you want me to say?
Here are some facts.
1. The Episodes were awesome.
2. Why is Discord more.... Alluring.... when evil?
#. He sincerely cares about fluttershy, and she cares about him too. <3
Foreshadowing...? I hope so, Just an apology? Most likely. Is discord smooth....
As buttered silk
I'll see if I can compose myself to do a review of this epicness from Hasbro.
Update on my Stolen Art FolderMy art folder, full of my progress works and a whole heap of notes, sketches and thumbnails was stolen over a week ago. Most of you will remember I put up an appeal for the thieves to give it back.
Well, I went back to the shopping center it was stolen in. I'd already checked with the concierge to see if it had been handed in Tuesday last week, but they had nothing, so my hope was fairly thin. It was more the desperate hope of a person who KNOWS they've lost something, but just can't give p and admit it's gone. Not just yet.
Well, it was lucky I didn't. The lady at the desk remembered me, and as I asked in that weak little miserable tone one gets when you expect the answer to be platitudes and apologies she brightened up and opened up the cupboard behind her. "A T2 bag, wasn't it?" DARE I hope that she had it? After all, T2 bags are really all the same and I can't be the only one to have lost it...
But sure enough, there it was! Drawing folder and all! More amazing still wa
Dear Whoever it was who Stole my Artwork...Dear sir/madam,
You may recall, at around 3pm on Sunday the 3rd of November being in Toys 'R' Us in Knox city shopping center when you happened upon a bright orange and very large T2 bag. You may have even been the ones watching myself and my friend get unusually enthusiastic about small blind bag My Little Pony toys and search madly among them for very specific serial numbers and looking at us askance. I apologize for ignoring your sneering, I am, unfortunately, very used to it and now tend to ignore it.
Maybe you were not these people (who were very rude regardless) and simply happened upon the bag. Either way, not knowing what was in it as it contained a sealed black box and a pink folder, you took it- STOLE it, rather than hand it in.
You probably know by now, as you have had more than enough chance to open all the item
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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