Devious Journal EntryAlright. Here's my two cents, since this ridiculous controversy has been blowing up recently I guess???
Closed Original Species.
For anyone unfamiliar with the general idea, this is when an artist (typically one who produces adoptables to sell) creates a species that is NOT a creature found on planet Earth and is solely born of their own creativity.
This would be an example:
When the artist decides to make the species a Closed Species, it means that they don't want other people creating characters of that species on their own. It means that the only way to get a character/adoptable of that species is to buy it directly from the artist who designed it.
An example would be like me--the creator of the little creature above--saying no one else is allowed to make "Taffy Tails" because I thought it up and I want to own the rights to produce and sell them as I see fit.
Devious Journal Entry*totally meaningless journal entry*
So I got back into playing Animal Crossing recently.
To upgrade the town's shop to the final stage ("Nookington's"), you're required to spend 240,000 bells (currency) in the store AND have another player connect to your town wirelessly and come to buy something from the store.
There are two ways to accomplish this: either you have a friend basically in the same room as you who also has a DS with Animal Crossing Wild World and is coordinating the meet-up with you… or you get a "Friend Code" from an NPC in-game, which you can share with anyone on an online forum or whatever and they can plug it into their game and you can access their town regardless of their geographical location in relation to you.
… Except in November of 2014, Nintendo permanently discontinued their online wifi network.
So the only way to expand your town's store to it's final upgrade is to hope you fuckin have a friend who has the same game and is will
Devious Journal EntryJust a brief update:
I'll definitely be at Taiyou Con 2016
Just got the table taken care of!
Luckily, it's in Mesa, which is a 30 minute drive from my house. Which means I don't have to find the money for a hotel room! WHICH MEANS PROBABLY ACTUAL PROFIT FOR MEEEE
<3 Looking forward to it!
Hope to see you there
Devious Journal Entry
does anyone even follow my journals lol
I don't really want to make my dA journals into rambles about my personal life that no one cares about,
so I'll just update you on my art-related stuff :3
To make a very long story short, my computer died and I had to wipe the hard drive and reinstall the OS. I was worried about having lost some art files--and I probably did (won't know what I lost until I miss it)--but I have a 3TB external hard drive that I was going through last night to see what files were still on there, and I'm happy to say there are some .PSD files I totally thought I lost that I still have
Two of them that I'm very happy to have found again are the .PSD files for my Worgis and TaffyTails. Soooo now I can actually try to make adoptables of those :'D
I also have sketched out a new base for my Moonbabies (a species that was primarily located on my old--and now unused--adoptables account, CoyoteAdopts) because the old lines were real
Devious Journal EntryOooh alright I guess I'll do this
I just want the badge
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
Though this account is about 4 years old, I've had different accounts on and off since 2007, so technically I've been ON deviantART for about 8 years.
What does your username mean?
Well first, it used to be Kenshisha, which was the closest thing to a fursona that I've had, I suppose. Kenshisha was a Japanese word, which was chosen during a heavy anime phase of my life that I've since ebbed out of--and so after a while I began to not feel as connected to the username as I used to. I chose to change it to Daarka instead, which is a sort of combination of my first and middle names (Darby Kathleen), and has since been adapted into a character itself (who I am quite fond of and happy with).
Describe yourself in three words.
Uh. I have no idea. I feel like most people would be trivializing themselves as uniqu
Devious Journal EntryoKAY SO I THOUGHT I WAS DONE BUYING ADOPTABLES
But then I saw this doll
and I DIED
Because this is the kind of shit I can actually USE
this isn't just a pretty design that will collect dust,
I can slap this shit onto some character's shoulder as a travel companion and I GET A HUGE KICK OUT OF THAT
LOOK AT THE ART THAT CAME WITH HER
I really like this adoptable. This is a me kind of adoptable.
That is all.
No wait there's more
Go buy my old adoptables PLEASE
Devious Journal EntryMASSIVE ADOPTABLE RESALE!
I've divided the adoptables I'm selling into two categories: those I bought for under $5 USD, and those I bought for more than $5.
(Click below to be taken to the corresponding folder~)
[ 0 - 499 ]
47 adoptables total
[ $5 - $10 ]
6 adoptables total
Since there are only 6 in the second category, here they are!
I would strongly prefer PayPal payments for the second category of adoptables, but I will consider points ($1 = 100).
Adoptables in the first category are fine to sell for just points
Let me know if you have any questions!
Devious Journal EntryScrew it, let's do pixel icon commissions~
Get 10% off your commission by featuring this journal!!!
• Icons will be 50x50 (can be used as dA avatars if you wish~)
• Species doesn't matter, I'll do it--but please be ready to include a detailed description of appearance and/or visual references
• All standard icons are $4 each. Animated icons are $5+ depending on the number of frames and difficulty.
• First come first served~
I'd prefer USD payments only (PayPal), but I'll consider points (400), I just really, really, really need IRL cash more than points right now XD
Turn-around time should be pretty brief, I can usually get one of these icons done in 30-60 minutes or so, so you shouldn't have to wait long.
Devious Journal EntryI'm really considering opening a second Etsy shop for pet (specifically small animal) supplies.
I have a bunch of ideas... and not the usual "ideas" I get which consist of fleeting passions of "what if"s, but like ideas where I actually know exactly how to make something and the only thing stopping me is that I haven't clicked "Check Out" with the supplies yet.
There's some research I need to do, though. There are some materials I want to use that I want to be 100% sure are safe for animals (since most of this stuff is rat-oriented, and rats chew everything).
I'll probably do some number crunching and look at "start-up costs" so to speak, and see what supplies would cost, what would go into making each item, and what I would have to sell them for, etc etc etc.
I wish there was a way to make multiple shops from a single Etsy account :c That's another thing, I'm trying to figure out if it'd be better to have two Etsy accounts (and have to log in and out of each in
Patreon Rewards Archive I'm currently making a living out from my patreon by sharing my PSD, video, tutorial and other resources for a bi-weekly donated if you are interested in supporting me and helping me produce more content while getting special perks, please check my Patreon!
I'll be archiving all term rewards here to make it easier for my future patrons to look through : )
A term is pretty much half of a month or 2 weeks and each has their own unique rewards and perks to them.
If you are more interested in my tutorials, please check out my gumroad store : )
TERM 30 rewards (Feb1-22)
Tutorial, video process, voice over tutorial,PSD, HI-RES jpg
(NEW RULES) May 2,000 points GIVE-AWAY! Hello my friends! Here we are again, doing a give away!
There will be 2 winners in total:
Here come the rules! :
1- Make a NEW journal featuring this one with the title "2,000 points Give Away by SeviYummy"
2-Put the link of the journal you made featuring this one here on the comments.
4-Favorite this journal
NOTE: The rules are NOT optional! You have to do all mentioned above!
How to get Popular as an Artist (EDIT)EDIT: Sooooo, this journal definitely proved my thoughts and point. Congratulations to myself, this is ironically my most popular journal on my DA.
NOW! I want to clear something first as many people seem to be mistaking and sort of bashing in the comments. People who do this type of content are not bad nor should be shamed. That is, if you really enjoy doing this type of content, there is nothing wrong drawing your favorite characters, wolves, cats, sexual content, tutorials, ect. (minus the drama... like seriously, this world needs less of that). I'm just a WEEE BIT tired of seeing young people and people that do art go straight into doing this because they get more noticed or this is the only way to get anywhere. They complain or abandon their passion/love that isn't 'oh so popular' (because it doesn't have advertisements/a pre-built fanbase, or a giant movie/tv show/game behind it) and move into something else that is trending just so they can be noticed. I know you want feedback.
I’ve realized over the years that I can’t draw everything myself, and I’ve damaged my hands by trying to draw all of my comics on my own. My followers are always asking when the next chapter of Fisheye Placebo or Knite is coming out, and it always pains me to say not yet. I can’t draw for more than a few hours a day now before the pain sets in.
I’m still determined to finish the comics I started, but I know I’m going to need help. I’ve been dabbling in 3D backgrounds for Fisheye Placebo, but I still had to build them myself, which is very time consuming and damaging to my hands in different ways.
I’ve been thinking a lot and I want to move my comic creating techniques to the next level and incorporate both 3D characters and 3D backgrounds. I’m not the most skilled when it comes to 3D programs, and I don’t have the time or health to create all the models myself, so I am looking
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Updates as of October2009: Missing Halloween's story was created. Discontinued.
2010: Attempted to rework in 3D. Failed. Discontinued.
2013: Revived and started the animation production. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2014: Resumed and held a contest. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2015: Resumed. Missing Halloween didn't miss Halloween!
For the past month, me and Negyek were hard at work, day and night, to finish Missing Halloween. Later on, Procrastacat and VenBright were hired to give various voices for the ending scene. All of these are, of course, paid jobs, thanks to my Patreon supporters.
By November 29, the animation is officially done. All 8+ minutes of it.
DOLCE'S RAFFLE [1600+ watchers]◇ DOLCE'S ART + POINTS RAFFLE ◇
WAAAAH I WANTED TO DO THIS FOR SO LONG ; ; and now we are more than 1600 i am so happy about this, guys ; ; thank you SO much for the support and hope this will be apreciated!
also forgive me if i do something wrong but this is my first raffle help -
PLEASE READ THE WHOLE JOURNAL!
there are only few rules and you won't waste too much time reading them, so please read everything before you enter! ♥
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there will be three winning numbers ( choosen with a random number generator ), so three different winners!
if you have taken more than one ticket and your numbers are choosen more than one time, you will however be winning one prize so winners will be three different users anyway ^ w ^
◆ First number choosen: a full colored picure + 1000 points!
◆ Second number choosen: a chibi or a pixel doll (180x180px) + 1000 points!
The 'FNAF Sister Location' Anti-Hate RantOK, so everyone should have seen Scott's new teaser by now.
I was not going to write about this originally (so forgive me for rushing this journal), since I figured that literally everyone knows about the news by now, but the way people are announcing it and reacting to it disturbs me. I thought we were better than this, but I guess not.
Literally everywhere I go today, everyone I've seen is spamming memes like and saying that Scott is milking the series and beating a dead horse. Even people who have "left" the FNAF fandom and have decided to pop back in just to put in their discouraging, even hating, opinions. It's so bad, that I feel people are hating JUST because it has become cool to hate, as some kind of herd mentality.
Well guess what? It doesn't matter what anyone thinks! Scott is clearly going to do what Scott is going to do! The amount of hate th
[OPEN] 2k+ Watchers art RAFFLE (edit:added prizes)Edit: Added the third prize because omg over 200 participants!! Thanks everyone!!
THANKING AGAIN ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WATCHED ME, SO HERE IS MY SECOND RAFFLE!!
I honestly am so grateful for anyone who likes my art, your comments and favorites help motivate me to continue drawing and improving! Thus, I would like to give everyone a chance at winning some free art from me.
End date: May 25th
Winners will be chosen by random.org
Please read all the rules so you don't miss out on anything important!
(right now, 3 prizes total)
TWO winners will be able to win a half-body with gradient background like this: (First one is example of gradient bg)
(NOte: there is