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The Contest Official Post ~edited 7-5-14~This is the ~Official~ Journal Entry for my little design contest. In a nutshell you have 6 months from today (6-4-2014) to post the design/drawing of a non-fanart original character that you think deserves an added dimension. The third dimension.
That means, you draw something and if I like it over all the other entries I'll sculpt it and ship it to you.
I am looking for strong design skills, excellent movement, expression, emotion, balance, color, and an overall sense of 'holy shit this thing needs to fucking exist'.
PPL, I've wanted to do this since forever, let's make something awesome! OoO
And also, guys... please be polite when you enter. I WILL block people that sass me - I'm giving away free stuff, I don't need lip to go along with it... *ragged sigh*
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So Good They Can't Ignore YouJust finished reading So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport, and his career advice mostly lines up with my personal experience.
The book's advice for finding work that you love is to build up skills through years of *deliberate practice*, until your skills are rare and valuable enough to afford you control over your work. Being good at something and having connections will give you more opportunities and make your work feel more meaningful.
It tries to debunk the idea that boldly following your passions will lead to satisfying work. That approach won't work if your skills aren't valuable enough to support you, or earn you enough autonomy to enjoy your work.
"Working right matters more than finding the right work", as the author puts it. The most interesting and rewarding work lies at the cutting edge of your field, where there's room for new innovations, and plenty of consumers looking for those innovations. But to get there you need to have a strong knowledge of what you're bui
A Guide to Writing DialogueWhat is dialogue, exactly? The definition from Merriam-Webster’s dictionary was several lines long, so I shall summarize it in a short sentence for the sake of the readers; it’s the writing that illustrates conversations between two or more characters in a story. We read and hear it all around us, but creating it in your own work can be a challenge. However, if you find dialogue an obstacle in your writing, then don’t push the panic button. In this tutorial, you’ll find by analyzing what dialogue can do and how to use it, you can turn your greatest fear into your greatest ally in your story.
What dialogue is
Like I’ve asserted before, dialogue is basically what the characters are saying to each other. It can be found in multiple mediums such as books, movies, comics, video games, etc. We even engage in dialogue daily without even thinking. When you talk to your best friend, a co-worker, or even your dog, you create dialogue. It’s exchang
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More