Commissions closedJust writing a quick journal to let you guys know I'm closing my commissions for the time being, I haven't been able to complete a few of my last commissions in time and I really hate disappointing my buyers. Besides, I've been doing commissions for several years now and I need to take a rest from it, work on some personal projects I've been meaning to do forever, and such.I also closed my stores. I don't know how long it'll be, but a few months probably. If you really want a commission and don't mind waiting, then I guess you can still commission me Edit: Barely one hour after writing this I received a commission from the only person I can't reject: my mom. Hi mom! When you read this don't feel bad, you didn't know, and it was an amusing coincidence.On a side note, please send good wishes my way! One of my cats had surgery a few weeks ago to remove a bunch of tumors in her tiny body, we're hopping to receive the results from the biopsy tomorrow. We're really hoping it'll be no
10 crafts that look like something elseWould you play a game with me? I just put together some examples of crafts that look like something else, proof that crafters can do anything! Before you read the answers or the comments, try to guess what it really is... the answer may surprise you. After you're done, don't forget to visit these talented artists' galleries!And don't cheat, I will know This is for fun, to prove that crafts are awesome, and hopefully teach you about some new crafts.Rules:Don't click to open the deviation! The title can give away the answer.Work with the preview image, I'll try to provide the best size possible.They are all crafts, but try to guess the material and what kind of craft they are. Is it crochet? Sculpture? Cooking? Clay? Fabric? Stone?Write your answers down and check the score at the end.If you already knew one of these deviations and therefore you already know the answer, don't worry! It's a free point for you Write a message letting us know your score!!Exa
I will critique your crafts.Constructive criticism can really help us boost our art level, sometimes we know something can be improved but it's difficult to know it ourselves. Sadly, constructive criticism is rare. That's where I come in!The last few years I've tried my best to learn as much as I can about as many crafts as possible, so I feel confident to give my opinion about most of them. I hope this will help some people that are looking for comments to improve their work I will pick the deviations that I find more interesting, or that I feel I can help the most. I will pick 5 or 10 deviations this time, and if you guys are interested I can repeat this often!I will critique your craftsmanship, concept and photography. I will point the things that I like about your work, but I will also look for flaws or things that you can improve, and I will do my best to give you tips and recommendations. If you're only looking for positive comments, or if you can't endure being told that your work is not ~*perf
Monthly Food ChallengeMonthly Food ChallengeA three month premium membership will be awarded to one of the semi-sweeties members that participate in the challenge.We have been running these challenges for three years now, we have to keep them challenging! So this time we’re shaking things a little: instead of randomly picking a winner from the participant pool, we’re going to pick the entry that makes the most creative use of the theme. Even if your crafting skills aren’t the best, but you had a great idea and were able to transmit it, you have a chance to win the 3 months subscription!Theme of the month: BerriesFor those of us in the northern hemisphere summer is almost here, the fruits are ripping all around! And if you’re in the southern hemisphere, you probably miss the colorful look of a meadow full of berries, so we hope this challenge will plea
What a week!Last week was full of excitement and turmoil at the same time. We had the Artisan Crafts week at projecteducate and it was amazing, so many interesting articles! I spent a lot of time and thought writing both my articles, thank you so much for all the faves and comments they meant a lot to me!I also participated in the Artisan Crafts chat last Saturday, it was pretty amazing and crazy I was happy to talk to many of you, and the Scavenger Hunt was so much fun! Would anyone be interested if I organize a chat for polymer clay? We can share tips One of my little cats, Diana, was neutered last week. She's a sweet little girl that always wants to be hugged and petted, but she turned out to be a little demon when recovering from surgery. She managed to pull her stitches twice, despite the cone of shame and the mittens that the vet crafted for her. Diana stayed behind at my parent's house (I only took three cats and my doggy when I loved), so both times I had to rush back to my
How to take crafting commissionsTaking crafting commissionsAccepting commissions is very different from opening a store in a lot of ways, so I decided to write a separate article for it. However, a lot of what I explained in the article "Introduction to setting up your store" also applies to taking commissions, so make sure to read that article too!Note: I’m writing this with crafting commissions in mind, since that’s my area of expertise. I imagine that some things could also apply to other kind of commissions, but I make no promises What is a commission?A commission is when a client pays you to create a specific craft with their idea or instructions.How is a commission different from sales in my store?When you sell something in your store, people are buying your work. When you accept a commission, people are hiring you to do
Introduction to setting up your storeIntroduction to setting up your storeI have been there, deciding to sell your work is a scary decision. What do I do? How do I sell? How do I accept money? What do I do so that I don't lose money? What if no one buys my work? I went through every emotion and scary thought before I began. Three years after I opened my store I finally feel comfortable giving advice about it. This is a huge topic and I could write tons of info about it, so I'll begin with this introduction and build up on future articles. I will also write a second article about taking commissions, wait for it later this week!Last year I wrote some guidelines with some more information about selling your work online, please consider reading it too! This article will focus on setting up your store.Disclaimer: I'm not the most successful online seller, and I don't intend to be - I'm pretty busy with my studies, and most of my business comes from custom commissions, no
Awesome Craft Materials Giveaway!Advertising time! Sweet Ganjamira put together some amazing crafting materials, and she's doing one of the most generous and amazing giveaways I've ever seen!A lot of you have asked me about getting polymer clay or have troubles finding it in your countries... she's giving away a fantastic Fimo starter pack! And many expressed interest in feather painting... well, there's feathers too! Check out her journal about it:I gotta be honest, I'm interested too those crystals and gemstones are breathtaking, I've been trying to find them here without luck. At best I can find small beads, but nothing as beautiful and majestic as the crystals she's offering.So go ahead and check out her giveaway it's worth it!
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #36Some weeks we will bring you our favourite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week. Please note that the favourites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking. Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting! If you love clay food don't hesitate to join us at semi-sweeties! This month's challenge is about healthy snacks.
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
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
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.
Collection: Snowed InShare|ArchiveSnowed InThere is no more stark dichotomy than the conflicting feelings we have about the wintertime. Many find the snow–blanketed landscape makes winter the most serenely beautiful of the seasons. But people die of exposure in the cold. The idea of being “snowed in” evokes thoughts of fireplaces and hot chocolate and snuggling under piles of blankets, of family reunions and gift–giving, and taking an annual “time–out.”But it also means lost work hours and school days and danger should someone need to go to the hospital through white–out conditions on ice–glazed roads. Winter is the most beautiful but also the
Monthly Themes NOVEMBER_ANIMALS win points!:iconthefavouriteshowcase:ALL INFO ABOUT THE THEMATIC FOLDER HERE http://thefavouriteshowcase.deviantart.com/gallery/29360832Hello dear members of TheFavouriteShowcase, friends and deviants,This is the new way to find our winner of our monthly challenge at TheFavouriteShowcase: instead of using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED on this theme!This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites! All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watcher
80 Points Giveaway and Art Features!! (48hrs!)Hello! Please scroll down for rules on Giveaway! Thank you!^7^:iconsparklesplz:Watcher's Feature :iconsparklesplz:Free: Nagisa's Never Ending Fishy Adventure! by theshrillcriesoflifewarmth of heart/happiness by chiii-kunMami Tomoe by Casylum.Secret's. by Kiokifun1Golbez by TheBirthdayMuffinDrunk Last Night (AcexOC) by EzariaUmikoHypnotic by Miharu-PanicIIsuperwomanII by Candi-Rhodes:iconsparklesplz:Art Features :iconsparklesplz:Don't move by llamllam
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
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #12Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting!