Mary Sue - Gary Stu TestLet's get one thing very clear: there is no score that will automatically 'make' a character a Mary Sue/Gary Stu, a high score only indicates that there might be a problem with a character. This test is for people who are worried that their characters might be Mary Sues/Gary Stus; the intention is to help people to improve their characters, NOT to make people feel bad about them. So if you like your character, that's the important thing. But if you're worried about your character, and are unsure if they need further work or not, hopefully this can help.Mary Sue - Gary Stu Test by jochannon
Mary Sue/Gary Stu test:
 They have a rare hair/fur colour
 Their eyes are an unusual colour
 This happens to be red
 Their eyes change colour
 (if a female) they have large boobs
 (if a male) they are very muscular
 They are very attractive to the opposite gender
 They are very attractive to the same gender
 They have lots of friends/no friends
 They have an unusual/unrealistic pet
 They have a guardian
The Talent Myth
Ever get the complement, "Wow you are so Talented!, I wish I could draw/Paint/ fill in the blank/ like you" Almost as if they had said " wow if i had your talent, then i could Draw/Paint/Fill in the blank/ anything" For some weird reason people see a great artist(not talking about myself) and assume that they were always a fantastic artist, (like they were a little Rembrandt at age four). Talent is a Myth. Granted some people are naturally inclined to something, but true talent is not something that is started out with.
Talent is gained. Talent is=Affinity+Time+Hard Work. Most often those who we see as talented, were encouraged by others around them to pursue their inclination and then spent a large amount of there time pursuing that inclination. So if you were ever discouraged by thinking you can never be a great artist, because you do not have ta
10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit ArtYou know i keep my journals short, so i'll jump right to it.
1. When you get an idea for a character, or an illustration or a comic, you can just draw it. You don't have to browse and see if anyone else drew it already, or commission other artists to do it.
2. If you get really good at art, your favorite artist might watch you back.
3. You might eventually get paid for it.
4. Because even if there's tons of art out there, and many great artists, no one, and i mean NO ONE can ever draw what you draw. There can be similar ideas, but only you can bring your particular flavor of art to life.
5. The awesome comments. The better you get at art, the more awesome and elaborate comments you get. Who doesn't want to get praised?
6. Art trades with really good artists!
7. Because quitting is lame.
8. Because when IRL people ask you what you do and you say you're an artist, you get the most interesting reactions. It never gets old.
9. Because you get to browse the internet a
Tim Burton Movies WELCOME TO THE TIM BURTON FAN CLUB!
This is a club for admirers of the amazing director Tim Burton, who has been involved in many films, and has received a huge following.
Most people know the obvious Tim Burton movies like 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and 'Corpse Bride' but not many seem to be aware of the true scope of Burtons work. The following is a list of movies directed and written by Tim Burton
*Please note the "Future Releases" are subject to change.
Big Eyes (2014)
Dark Shadows (2012)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
[Bullet; Purple]Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
[Bullet; Purple]Corpse Bride (2005)
[Bullet; Purple]Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Rewritten - Charity Artbook Contest Hello everyoneeee! It's been so long! It's going to be a busy summer on my part but hoping it started well for everyone. I will write about myself in another entry but for now LOOK WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS! :iconhappyderpplz: Another charity artbook contest!
Theme : (Alice in) WONDERLAND REDESIGNED
DEADLINE: June 17th
"If you could change the way Wonderland looks, what would it be and how would everyone look?" Be as creative as you want! This could be anything like steampunk, horror, food, Victorian, western, anything! We want originality and cleverness. Our aim is to have a diverse portrayal of Wonderland so that we don't have a lot of the same kinds of drawings. ^^
Please redirect your questions to the linked journal.
Thank you for inviting me to take part of such interesting theme and for you
Thanks Everyone!Thanks to everyone to helped promote and fund the Sarah Faire Kickstarter! We've successfully funded it, and Alex and I are super excited to bring Sarah to you! More news on it will be coming soon.
I've had a wonderful and terribly busy May, bouncing over a couple of states for shows, and I'm taking a little break for June to catch up with work, then in July I'll be at Scares that Care and in August I'll be at the NecronomiCon - Providence
In the meantime, I've added lots of lovely new items to my shop! Click the image below to check out art prints, totes, bags, mugs, leggings, shirts, and lots more!
CI Give-away endedour Monthly Give away is going to be put on a break for now since we are collecting points to became super group also for 2016
when the goal is reached we start a new give away
so don't worry it will be back
you still can donate
(click on the donation button to donate
but without further do here are the last give away winners for now
11 & 35
:iconkatnap8181:and :iconyubbi45: you enter for a friend so I am waiting for the reply after I got it you will receive your prize
sadly the goal wasn't reach so this give away ends 26 August
it's time for a new give away
remember to enter in this give away comment and fav this journal!
so how is everyone hope your all doing fine
a big thanks to all did donated
to keep this project running
I need lots of support
currently I have points "currently 465
Rules of the Give away .
remember this give away is
Personal Projects and Small Collaboration IdeasCommunity Week
Art block and the lack ideas is a very common thing for an artist, there are many ideas and ways to help over come art block such as this fantastic article PE: Your Worst Enemy.
This article will be listing some ideas to start your own personal project and ideas for small collaborations.
What is a Personal Project?
A personal project is something undertaken by an individual to achieve a goal. A series of art pieces (visual or written) that are part of a theme or goal can tell a story. (Example: PE: Telling Stories with your Art). Equally a series of artworks or a theme can do the same.
Some common ideas are:
Seasons (Summer, Autumn (Fall), Winter and Spring)
Elements (Water, Fire, Air, Earth and optionally Aether (Spirit))Times of the Day (Dawn, Noon, Dusk and Night)Days of the Week
7 Days Color Challenge (closed)Firstly, thank you all for the joining this second drawing challenge, I can't wait to see what you guys will come up with ^_^
I know time zones are always confusing. As I write this journal it's Friday 5th, June, 13:00 o'clock where I live. The challenge starts counting from now on. That means all of the challenge days ends by 13:00 o'clock ( based on Brasilia Timezone, where I live) .
For those who already submitted the 1st drawing, it's okay as long as it's the red one!
If you can't join for any reason, don't worry! I'll be doing more Drawing Challenges in the future.
What's a 7 Days Color Challenge?
The challenge is drawing 7 different things based on 7 different colors. A color a day. By the end of the challenge you'll have a rainbow set of drawings to show ^_^
What about the Rules?
• It can be either traditional, digital or mi
2015 Dark-Theme Contest (Closed)the contest is now closed.judging in progress.polls will be up soon on my profile page for final judging.
please dont link your entry(s) in this blog,it will NOT be added.please submit them to the contest folder.
is the folder full?
your entry can be new or old,but it has to fit the theme.we are getting alot of entries that do not fit the theme AT ALL...
remember i will be going though the entries once the contest ends and picking people which fit the theme.
then me and the judges will start voting from there.
contest will close August 31st at 1am pacific standard time.
there will NOT be an extension for the contest
welcome to our first ever contest for this group.
the contest is dark-theme.anything dark will be accepted.
your entry must be new,it cant be an old pick.
when your done,submit here:
1 entry per person.
prize offers are now closed.
you must be a member in order to enter.
Buried Treasure for Charity! CLOSED!
This collab is currently CLOSED! Thank you very much people!! The ship WILL sail!
**An update regarding rules**
** Shiny Pokemon and Anthro are perfectly fine!! No gijinkas please tho
** To submit your entry, please link this journal to it in the comments so we can get more Piratemon on board! Then simply comment on this journal with the link, tag me via mentions or note me!
** I require your Pokemon drawing to be FULLBODY please!
** I may consider duplicate species if there is a significant difference between two genders in appearance (ie, Meowstic, Jellicent, etc)
Arrr! Hey people, after many trail and errors I am launching the next Charity Collab! And because the Pokemon collab was a smash, I am going to launch
Fast Forward - Artists WANTED! Grow a tree in the internet...
...and go viral with us!
July 31st - August 31st 2015
Our local gallery "Galerie im Kornhaus" will become a "laboratory". This summer, we'll not close up, but work and experiment together with you! By saying "you", we don't just refer to the members of our art club "Gmünder Kunstverein e.V.", but to EVERY ARTIST ALL OVER THE WORLD!
To work together, we'll use the internet, of course. What we want to grow, is a "Tree of Art", if you will. Everyone who practices ART IN ANY FORM (from sculpture, painting and photography to music, performance and even literature) is invited to work with us.
To participate, just fill in the form here. How does it work? And what happens after you submitted the form:
PART ONE: "The Trunk"
From all the forms we receive until
Places-AB Charity Artbook Contest
THEME: Places to go, People to see
"We've all been to place that we were instantly enchanted by, or hope to go somewhere today. And along the way, we've met people who have both inspired and helped us. Show us in your piece what place inspires you, or what place do you wish to go somewhere. The only requirement? It has to be an actual place on Earth. You can even include your own fantastical interpretation of the place.
DEADLINE: May 3rd, 2015
Our purpose is to make a charity artbook to raise money for North Texas Food Bank. 100% of the profits will be given to them."
by ~ Places-AB
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Hello guys! I hope you had fun this winter and are ready for spring. I love winter, I'm not so eager about spring hehe Glad we still have about 1 month of it just because Canada. :iconhappyderpplz:
I'm very late in announcing this, I got invited
CI Icon contest 2015 winner will be announced soonEdit:no more voting the
time for me to count the votes results will be up in 2 hours
of your favorite top 3
or else the vote won't count!
Hello, dear members
it's time for a new icon contest
What to Make: Creation-inspiration icon for our group.
The Rules of the contest
1. be Creative
2.This contest is open to members of creation-inspiration only.
3.The icon must be 100 x 50 pixels & smaller than 30kB
4. Enter as many times as you'd like, entries must follow all the rules.
5. The avatar/icon
5. Should be categorized as "Customization / Icons / Avatars / deviantART"
a. Must have our name sized appropriately so it's easily readable and doesn't block avatar imagery.
b. May be in color or monotone.
c. May be static or animated.
d. You may use what ever medium you like to create the avatar/icon
e. must be gif-file, .jpeg-file or .png-file
Where can I put my entry
Please submit your entry inside this folder