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It's my birthDAy!As of today, my account is 12 years old. My account is almost old enough to have an account here.
It's been an incredible twelve years, and I wanted to thank everyone who has made this journey so amazing. From my friends from Neopets (OMFG, Neopets? That was so long ago! ) who introduced me to this site, to my forum buddies to the volunteers and staffers who made the plethora of amazing things, leading up to this moment:
Thank you all. I cannot put into words just how much DeviantArt means to me and how much it has changed my life.
I can't wait to see what's next.
My DeviantArt StoryWow, 14 years is such a long time! And as of the 21st, I will have been part of the community for 12 of those years! DeviantArt has seen me through so much, and it's time for me to tell you all a story about it.
I first found DA when I was in college, writing fantasy short stories and looking for feedback for my (terrible) drawings to go with my words.
To say life was different back then is an understatement, I was in a school I hated, in a relationship I wasn't very happy in, and fighting my boyfriend in said relationship because he did not like my fascination with fantasy or my Internet addiction. It was in no small part because of DeviantArt that I found the courage to end a relationship with the person I thought would be "the one" and face post-college life on my own and made the trek from the frozen, dark lands known as Michigan during fall/winter, and headed back to Texas!
Those darn Vivillon.So... I blinked, and somehow, suddenly, I'm playing Pokemon again. Don't ask me how it happened, but it did. And I have, apparently, decided that I need to complete my Vivillon collection. Those darn Vivillon.
Anyone wanna trade? I'm currently seeking the following patterns:
Icy Snow Pattern Archipelago Pattern Sandstorm Pattern Monsoon Pattern Sun Pattern Ocean Pattern Jungle Pattern Poké Ball Pattern
DONE, thank you to everyone who helped!
Ready? Set? Catch 'em all!
OMG Comic-Con! (Video Update)San Diego Comic-Con was so amazing this year, I am exhausted but elated. I hardly even know where to start! Be ready, guys, this journal will be full of pictures and feels!
I got to see amazing old friends once again, which is one of my favorite parts of Comic-Con. So many artists who are not only stupid talented, but also terribly friendly and just too kind for words, who I only get to see once a year. Thanks to everyone in the Alley and at their own booths who take the time to chat! It totally makes my fangirl heart happy.
akreon and vesner flew all the way out for the convention, these girls are so amazingly fun, guys, I can't even explain it. They signed a Milk for the Ugly poster! The poster is so gorgeous, a lot of people who came by the DeviantArt booth thought it was a movie poster! We had a great time at the DevMeet.... don't worry, ladies. I won't post that picture we took
Comic-Con 2014, here we come!In case you didn't get the message: Don't Panic! Prep the TARDIS! Call the Banners! Comic-Con is (almost) here!
I'll be heading down to San Diego with a brand new, shiny costume to man the DeviantArt booth, meet and greet deviants, hang out with fellow fans and, this year... co-hosting a panel! aunjuli and I will be hosting a panel Sunday at 12:30, discussing fandom and all things ship! We hope you'll join us, if you're heading to Comic-Con.
If not, not to fear! We'll have lots of stories and updates. I'll also be updating live this year... I've joined Twitter! This is a new and horrifying thing for me, DeviantArt is the only social network I've ever been a part of. Please excuse me if I fail a little at Twitter etiquette. Give me a shout at @Kaydamphyr. While I'm stumbling through Twitter, I'm so excited to be able to share pictures, events and the whole Comic-Con experience in real time.
And now, I must scramble
Thank you All!Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes! I had a lovely day and made some real progress on my little project. I wanted to give a shout-out and a thank you to kozispoon, who drew an adorable toon version of me, which is now the header on my main page. It is so friggin' cute and I adore it. It's nice to have a new graphic there, since my old one said $damphyr... and the $ is no longer in use on the site. Oops.
Not much more to update with just now. Labyrinth Ball is fast approaching, and I'm so excited to get my owl on again. I've added more feathers and more lights this year, hoping it'll be the most glamorous year so far!
I hope to have some exciting things to update you all with in the very near future, but for now, this is all I have. Be good to each other and have a great day!
THAT dayYep, it's that time again... at least it's my time again. Time to celebrate another trip around the sun. As of 3AM, in 7 short hours, I'm officially another year older. I can't say I'm doing a bit celebration this year, but my mother was in town for weeks--literal weeks--so I'm kind of socialed out. I plan to spend the day chilling at home with Cosmos, video games, my kitty, and working on a little something for Comic-con. It's gonna be a good day!
Hope the day sees you all well, if you're so inclined, please raise a glass to me on my b-day. I'll have a drink to you, in return.
Be good to each other!
Flight RisingHey all!
Just wanted to pimp a little project I've had my eye on for a while now... :iconflightrising: is open for registration, for today only! Head on over to http://flightrising.com/ and adopt yourself a dragon! My screen name there is also damphyr, so feel free to say hi, though I've literally just signed up and have not had the time to get to know the secrets of the site, so I won't be able to help you too much just yet. You can check out their dA group or just poke over to neondragon's page to see some previews of their dragons. So go on, check it out and show 'em a little dA love!
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
A Guide to TutorialsStock & Resources
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
How to render MMD videos like a pro!
The DeviantArt MMD community is notorious for its drama and mini-conflicts. It has also been the one in which I've encountered some of the rudest people on the Internet. However, I have also been rather fortunate in being able to become acquainted with some of the nicest, talented and knowledgeable people I've ever encountered anywhere. Many of these have graced my gallery with their visits, comments, encouragement and attentions. And a few, perhaps some of the most talented, have graciously given me access to hard to get models, exclusive previews of their MMD work and even insights into their methods of doing things.
Occasionally, I am gifted with real gems and this was the case when garmus1 dropped a note in my inbox the other night. Apart from the depth of knowledge that he gives into his methods, he's also given me permission to share that knowledge with the rest of the community.
Now, I know that some of you will have, after reading only
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned
A Maze In The Haze by photofreak385
Bako 5 by juhku
switzerland14 by Gehoersturz Next Up by IvanAndreevich
Sparklesand by IvanAndreevich Towards the dying Sun by Ondskapens
Balcony Sunset Panorama 4 by comsic
Hungarian skies pt.XLII. by realityDream End of Days by IvanAndreevich
Misty Morning by FreeForms Purple and orange skies by DeanAndSamsGirl
The gully by RezzanATAKOL
Dark Dominion by Eukendei Untitled by Bela01
M- 04 by atelier-de-figueline White Rock Beach II by palmbook
Look into my Eyes by GlynEdmunds Majesty by NicolasEvariste
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broken dreams by tuminka Across Divides by lostknightkg
23 : Features + GiveawayHey everyone~!
First of all, thank you so much for all the birthday wishes! You've no idea how it made me happy!!
Yep, I turned 23 yesterday. I feel so old already.
Secondly, because it's my birthday, I decided to hold a giveaway and an art feature!
For the giveaway, I will choose 23 people and each of them will receive 50 .
Simply this journal so you can get a number, and the winners will be chosen via random.org.
I really love doing art features, and I hope you could check out these amazing pieces and artists, and give them some love!
23 PIECES FROM ARTISTS THAT I THINK DESERVE MORE LOVE
Metu by analogphotoMetu
More wet plates works in his gallery:
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Dream Catcher by ArdenEllenNixonAutumn Moon Fairy by Kuoma
Hades by sakimichanJames Franco by ekota21Heisenberg by agusgusart
Mads Mikkelsen by ekota21cruella by sakimichan
Step 5 -The final image by chvacherDaryl Dixon - The Walking Dead by ChrisbakerartThe last greenseer by kittrose
Moth monster by sashulkaKhaleesi by AdrianaMeloChasing Ghosts by MichaelO
Be Direct by ToddParisIronman MKVII(2014) by scotty309Faith by Carlos-Quevedo
See of Rome (Der Heilige Stuhl) by r-lilieDaniel Craig by ekota21island . by megatruh
Dr Turner by SilentKWLittle sunshine by mangakasanTyrell's Rose by DavidDeb
Sarah by euclaseEponine by FinAngelPocahontas by sakimichan
Eddie Redmayne by ekota21Azeem by euclaseI like it when you pet me by Marcysiabush
SKULL# by AC44White Freze Horse by MarcysiabushSKULL# by AC44
Fading out into a sad memory by mangakasanDaenerys Targaryen by AuroraWienholdTime by Sylar113
Cat by CherryChan94Tongue Study by JonoDrySpeedpaint #30 by Sylar113
Among shadows by SandraHultsvedThirst by MarcysiabushCeleste by Kuoma
Daenerys Targaryen by FantaasiatoidabSoul Splinter by nathieSpeedpaint #10 by Sylar113
The Bride by MarcoMazzoniArtNever Seen The Light Of Day by myAtta-artSomewhere All the Time by MarcoMazzoniArt
True Detective art by shwedoffSplash by Paul-ShanghaiElsa by sakimichan
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