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Journal Entry: Mon Nov 9, 2015, 6:28 PM
Things have been hard for me as of late with the clock change and the lack of light during the day. As someone with severe depression, as well as S.A.D and major anxiety, it's not been easy to say the least to get out of bed each day. Luckily though, with El Nino, here in Ontario we are having some really beautiful weather which is delaying the COLD WINTER with each passing day. This is GOOD!

That being said, I'm doing a few things with this entry. One, I'm talking about the change in my art. I've never truly stepped into the "Dark" side of things before. I've done mood, emotional outlet work, but my latest entries to DA have been truly experimental and I'm really enjoying myself in the the 'stepping out of the box' scenario. I'm not sure how long this "phase" with continue, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can. As someone who's muse often takes a leave, believe me, I'm riding this while I can, despite my moods!

Secondly there are a few contests to bring to your attention. I will be entering this, so watch out! (just kidding!).

First is The Silver Ribbon Contest - Dec 1 Final Deadline!

What Is This Contest?
I haven't hosted a contest in a long while, so I thought long and hard about what theme I wanted. I could go with the obvious, or I could do something else. I chose the latter. The theme I decided upon is Diabetes Awareness.
Diabetes affects 9.3% of the America's population... Imagine how many are affected throughout the world. A good portion of these people who are affected, go on undiagnosed. It is the seventh leading cause of death in America. There is no cure, though it is controllable under the right circumstances.
I am newly diagnosed with the disease, and it is very frightening at first, especially if you are going through it alone for the most part like I am. I have had to change so much of my lifestyle, from what I eat to how I take care of my feet, how I exercise, I have to stab my finger constantly to get a glucose reading an
-- -awareness of diabetes. Time is running out so make sure to check things out!  (entered!)

2nd is Unused Stock ContestStock Gallery
Stock Rules
Art Account
Get free CSS like this
Unused Stock Contest
Who wants a contest?
Well, I haven't done a contest in a while, so it's about time :)  This one is going to be about using stock that has previously not been used!  This will give the artists a chance to do something unique with stock that has not been worked with before, and the stockers will get to see a bigger variety of their stock used.
Ms. lindowyn-stock had an unloved stock project/challenge at one time, and ma
Another great idea to use some stock you may not have considered before!

and 3rd Eleven.. Cover Contest!
So, for as long as I can remember I've had access to the most incredible range of books, from novels, tall tales and everything in between; all of those I've read (and I'm sure you all agree) it's most frequently their covers you immediately think of when you hear their titles.  It goes without saying that a picture tells a thousands words, and cover art, for that specific reason has to grab the reader by the eyeballs and hold their attention right through to the very last page in a yummy, captivating smorgasbord of plot teasers, incredible characters and dreamy (or dystopian) landscapes. Essentially, book cover p0rn :D
Visiting bookshops used to be as much about the cover art as it was about the text on the pages, which is why these days seeing the dozens of dreary, completely plain covers which do absolutely NOTHING to sell the book leaves me a little cold.  Further I just can't understand why publishers are going in this direction. :shrug:
  Deadline in December.

and lastly, though only on those I know of currently - King Kong and I contest
With  9,700 :points:
Welcome to my second contest
3 years ago, I held my first contest Draw Tom Ripley Contest in 2012 with total 39,600 :points:  That event still makes me poor but very pleased until now. =P 
In 2015, I am quite lucky in art. I won lots of points from many contests throughout the year.
Now I'm ready to hold a contest again and share 9,700 :points: to other artists.
This event is called...
Yes, the theme of this contest is about King Kong and a woman.
I believe that almost all of you have seen King Kong movies at least once from 1933, 1976 or 2005 version.
 So, this event is like 10 year anniversary for the last time we saw King Kong.

Lots of points available for those interested!

I don't get around much, so if there is a contest and you'd love a shout out, let me know!

Also! One to mention: from :iconwesley-souza: Short Challenge #14Stock Required
You decide which to use in your Photomanipulation.

3 winners
Exclusive Stock from:
:iconevelivesey:  :iconzozziegirl: :iconcd-stock: :iconybsilon-stock: :iconwesley-souza: :iconhermitcrabstock: :iconmsfowle:
Feature from:
:iconsetsiangelsailor: :iconwesley-souza: :iconhermitcrabstock: :iconmariasemelevich: :iconlauraypablo:
Llama from :iconthenaughtypirate:
 50 Points from Wesley-Souza
feel free to donate prizes.

Others Information
- Begins November 9th. and ends on November 19th.
- All stock and resources must come from legitimate sources.
and all stock and resources must be properly credited  with a direct link in the description of your work, respect the terms of use for each provider.
- This
with the group :iconthe-imaginarium: Short challenge. (Entered)

A special Christmas present - ContestContest by WhiteTigerForever
A Special Christmas Present CONTEST!
I have a son who is now 28. He lives alone and has both Autism and Schizophrenia. He is both sad, lonely, and is forced to live a very isolated life. No one really understands the pain of being mentally ill and not able to fit in with society and even other people in general, unless you, yourself are, have a direct connection or relationship with someone that carries this themselves. Remember those who are alone for various reason or who have a hard time getting through the holidays each year for various reasons as you create and during the coming holiday season. Bless you!
10 years ago, when we were able to still live together, he dabbled for hours creating his various sketchings. He doesn't draw any more and I found a few of them that I held onto over the years and would like to help make his imagination come alive and make this Christmas special for him. He loves the mecha genre an
   A very SPECIAL CHRISTMAS! Please take a look at this contest. It's a wonderful idea!

  • Mood: Love

Deleted images by mistake

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 1, 2015, 6:36 PM
Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Though the time is over and next holiday is Christmas and then the New Year. I can only hope that next year will be an improvement over this year
as this year was terrible in so many ways.

Regardless, this is an apology journal. I've recently returned and have been submitting artworks that I've done over the last weeks of so. I've finally found my muse and I HOPE she's here to stay.
That being said, when I submitted them, I added prints  - which I shouldn't have done. I do have prints for sale in another location, but these new works were not meant to have prints on DA.
So, in my stupidity, I went to the Prints section and deleted what I thought were prints, leaving the image itself intact, along with favs and your wonderful comments etc.
What actually happened was I DELETED the actual image. Boof! Gone. I'd submitted those images to groups, contests and other things. But.. I deleted them.

Hence, the recent addition of images you've already seen, will be in your DA box. I lost your comments, and your favs, and I feel like I'm spamming your inbox with work you've already seen.
So PLEASE know this was an accident and I apologize ahead of time for this. I would like to ask, if you fav'd the item before, if you could please do so again. There is no way I can get back what was lost, only move on and learn from this mistake. This is what happens when you are absent for some time >> You make a complete moron of yourself over all!

  • Mood: Sadness

Halloween Return

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 28, 2015, 4:36 PM
Happy Halloween!

And with that, I return to DA for another few months at least.

2015 has been a harsh year. VERY HARSH. Life changing event occurred which I'm unfortunately NOT able to discuss as it involved legal matters. Thus it kept me away from the computer for some time (Months). I am still struggling with severe anxiety and Chronic severe depression as I have been for years and this too affected me over the last year or so. I'm been very sporadic on DA because of these reasons and my muse has been absent. The ability to create art was taken from me in some ways, by fear. The need to share, express myself via my art was questioned in a manner of speaking, even though it's been an amazing therapy for me, and now, I hope that it continues where it left off.

I've so much to catch up on, I don't think I'll ever be able to. That being said, thank you to those who remembered my Birthday. TRULY appreciated that you still remembered to write a message even if I've been MIA.  Thank you to all of you who have continued to support my artwork via favorites and those utilizing my stock. I plan to have more stock (premade backgrounds) added over the next little while. Things that have been sitting on my computer for a while now that I haven't posted.

Now that things have returned (somewhat) back to normal, I hope to be on top of things a lot more.

Three new works I've added, are showing to me that my style may have changed. I'm experimenting and trying to find myself. My "New Self" via art. Thanks again for those supporting me. I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you over the next few weeks.

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  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Lana Del Ray