I Have Changed, Yet...I have changedI Have Changed, Yet... by Megg-Lavender
Yet my distant gray memories
Haunt me within
Golden Eyes of ProsperityHis golden eyesGolden Eyes of Prosperity by Megg-Lavender
A keepsake of sweet prosperity
Now lost forever
Eternal Passion and DreamsDear distant selfEternal Passion and Dreams by Megg-Lavender
The passion and dreams within
Soared into eternity
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Hey, everyone of DeviantArt! I'm Megg-Lavender! I have an actual name, but you can just call me any of these following nicknames:
Currently, I'm taking a break from college (since I'm saving up for its tuition cost), but I will return there again once I've saved up. Once I do return to college, though, I plan to major in business marketing or advertising, and I also plan to minor in theatre/acting. You see, I have this dream of becoming a voice actress someday, so that's why I want to minor in anything theatre/acting related. (I also plan to take some classes outside of college! ) I also feel that I have a deep connection with acting -- I just feel so involved with the character I play -- so that may be another reason why I want to purse voice acting in the future.
Although I've already chosen a possible career path, I still believe in the idea of exploring a possible career in life. I have a belief that nothing in life is set; you actually make it happen. So, if you find a job or career that you love, you will be more satisfied in life. (I wish you good luck in finding something that you love! ^^)
Now... As for my hobbies and interests, they're mostly shown on the other part of my profile. You can check that out, if you're interested! But, if you'd like to know what I mainly like to do, I enjoy writing and creating art. That's what most people do in DeviantArt, after all! xD
Now, here's more about me... That's what this bio section is usually for!
Alright! I'm a female adult who is friendly and caring overall. Though, sometimes, I can be a bit odd and hyper. But, when I'm upset or angry, I'm a totally different person. The main reason behind that is due my depression -- I've been diagnosed with this condition since middle school, a time when I was terribly bullied. But, I've gained a supportive group people since then (my family and friends), and I take medications to treat it. Thanks to them, I feel that I am doing much better in life, and I live each day with a positive outlook. So, if I ever feel angry toward you, it may have been because I was feeling down. But, if I have felt offended by something you've said about me as a person, I will surely confront you and we'll have a discussion to resolve the issue. But, people who disrespect me and my efforts will most likely get reported. It's best if we treat each other with respect.
With that said, if you currently +watch me, feel free to remove me from your +watchlist if you feel we won't get along from now on. However, if you're interested in +watching me, feel free! I really value relationships I have with people, so if you +watch me, I really appreciate it. And, of course, you don't have to +watch me if you don't want to. xD
Since I believe I have matured as a person, I will be more direct, honest, mature, and constructive from now on. I will strive to be my true self.
Lastly, equality is very important to me. Things like equal rights, homosexuality, and other similar topics are what I support. I believe in everyone being treated as a equal, and everyone's voice should be heard.
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. I hope you learned something about me (I'm pretty sure you learned something new), and I hope you have a good day!
See you around!
Delfino Academy Video Series Updatehey everyone I have a major announcement I'm starting a new series with my new OCs Team Rhythm the next generation of the power kidz pirates. Oh what is delfino academy you ask? Well its a special academy created by me and my bro adin. These academy is for the next generation of OCs and anime characters where there dreams and goals will come true someday. So if you want any of your ocs to attend delfino academy come talk to me kay. Anyway I'm gonna plan on doing a video series with my new OCs and everyone's OCs can join too. Here's one of the video series ideas for delfino academy. Its called Delfino academy movie time, where my OCs will do a lets watch/commentary on a movie, anime, or video. But first, ill be holding voice auditions to pick who will play who, if you guys wanna join in sent me a note and when I pick the right people to play my characters ill sent you a note about the characters personality and info about them. Here's the characters of the series.
Heroes of Delfino Acad
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
Story AdoptsHello everyone! I was looking through the adoptions that seem to become quite popular on deviantart and I wondered if people really came up with stories for all those characters they buy. I figured that they didn't, and that they just sat in a folder with nothing to do. So I came up with the idea of "Story Adopts" where someone can adopt a back story or a story idea for their new character to use so its not just sitting around wasting space. I used to sell my back stories for other people's adopted pets on a site called, "wajas" but I recently stopped going on there due to work and life. So I thought I would give it a try on here.
So here is how it works:
1. You give me a picture to work with so I can envision a story for them.
2. Give me the personality of the character OR let me know to make up a personality for them.
3. Give an idea of the back story or main story that you think would fit the character OR tell me to make one on random
-sad story; hap
The most amazing free painting software ever O_OSeriously both SAI and Photoshop feel insignificant compared to this (In terms of painting and mixing ability) It would be a SIN if I didn't share this with you guys This is the most complex and realistic painting software I have ever come across. Seriously have a look, it's WELL worth it.
Download is here
Information on how to use it
I admit it takes a bit of getting used to, and there are MANY keyboard shortcuts. But personally I'm going to take the time to get used to this software.
He states in the video below that you cannot upload images, that has since then changed btw.
Vthese two don't like youtube videos lol, stealing their space. God I need to learn how to code...
Looking for Artists, Animators, and VAs!Hello, everyone! As most of you probably know, I’ve been aiming to create my own cartoon series for quite a while now. Back in 2008, :iconspiritjujuhari: and I came up with an idea for a cartoon called Cite and the 8 Ghosts. Since then, the project has stopped and started up again multiple times, due to being overwhelmed with work. I have no experience in animation, and it’s been rather difficult for me to gather a team together for one reason or another.
I just recently had the idea to put the series on YouTube and tell the story in still frames, in a sort of “storybook” format. I put up a casting call on Behind The Voice Actors, and one auditioner who expressed a great amount of interest in the project directed me to Voice Acting Alliance, saying it might be a good place to find animators and anyone else willing to help. However, I know that there are many wonderfully talented people on Tumblr and DeviantART as well.
I put a lot of thought into thi
Become a better artistTo improve and become really good at art. Isn't that what all of us, artists, secretly wish for? That we, one day, become as good as the idols we've looked up to.
Well, we can't be all born with mad talent. But there are certainly ways to speed up the process for you! In the journal here, I listed some tips and tricks that helped me getting to the point where I am now. I thought I'd share them with you. And maybe you can add to the list. I'm always willing to learn.
Give up on being a mangaka -- or hold more realistic expectations
Admit it. Most of us here started drawing manga because we liked the style at a certain point. How awesome would it be to one day become a pro in that field. A real manga artist (or mangaka, like they say in Japan)! The truth is... becoming a mangaka isn't that easy. It it were, many more people would be one. First of all, mangaka's live in Japan. That's the only country with a manga industry big enough to actually ha
Lost in the Woods (Version II)There’s nothing in mind,
nothing to find,
no one can find me.
Sadness crawls up my veins,
all that’s left is pain.
If you could understand,
I’ve been banned
from everything I remember,
there’s nothing in my eyes,
all that I see is demise.
A cloud of sadness enters my heart,
I run off without a part.
Suffering, pain and no salvation,
without any incarnation.
How did we end up here?
I didn’t even understand
how we got ourselves banned
in this world of life,
taken down by strife.
Blood falling from our skin,
living life without a single grin,
hiding myself, locked in a bin,
everything asking and wondering
where I have been.
Tangled and tumbled,
lost in rust,
there’s no way out of this.
We can no longer trust.
Only if they’d understand
how they got themselves banned,
in this world of life
taken down by strife,
in a split second,
they destroyed it all,
they can no longer crawl,
they lost the brawl.
4koma / 4-Panel Comics Tutorials and ResourcesWhile I was doing my scouring of deviantart adding tons of 4komas to this community, I noticed a lot of people are still working on improving their 4-frame comics. These are both simple and difficult at the same time! Simple because it's a set layout and pacing, and difficult for the exact same reason.
Here are some pre-made templates for 4-panel comics. The main layout that characterizes 4koma is the four equal sized panels. Some are more square while some are more rectangular. They are either in a vertical row (Eastern format) or in a horizontal row (Western format), or 2x2 (which both Japanese and Western comics often use for small print/magazine versions of 4koma).
Some 4-frame comics are used to tell one-shot jokes, while others can be used to tell longer on-going stories. Either way, there is usually a punchline or a cliffhanger at the end of each one.
(Many of these require clicking "Download" for the full size)