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
.:Who I Am:.
.:Where I Hang Out:.
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 communications, 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 pursue 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 to 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 of 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!
How long have you been on DeviantArt? Let's see... To be honest, I estimate that I had originally joined DA in 2005. However, I didn't really become a regular member until 2009. I also re-created an account in 2011 due to a username change. Overall, I think I've been a DA member for 10 years.
What does your username mean? "Lavender" is self-explanatory. xD I LOVE the color purple! ^^ As for "Megg," it was inspired by a character from Pokemon Colosseum / Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness.
Describe yourself in three words. Friendly, caring, compassionate
Are you left or right handed? Right-handed
What was your first deviation? Hm... I don't recall, but it was a traditional drawing. Perhaps something related to my old fanfic.
What is your favourite type of art to create? I honestly like traditional art! I feel that I'm best at it. :3 But... I'd like to improve on digital art, despite how challenging it can be sometimes.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? Definitely digital art!
What was your first favourite? I don't recall... ;A;
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? I suppose art that relates to my current obsession... If I were to mention now, I'd say Ronin Warriors at the moment.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? I'd like to give a special shout out; mainly because she's an inspiration to me. I love her writing style, as well as art style! Also, she's a very kind person. ^^
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? Definitely my friends and close acquaintances! If I could meet most of them, then one of my goals in life has been fulfilled. xD
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? If I were to mention how each deviant close to me has impacted my life, it'd take forever... ;A; So, I'll just keep it brief. Well, I learned that a lot of the people I'm close to here are very nice and hardworking with their art. They've inspired me to do the same. ^^ Also, if I had never joined DA and never met my close buddies today, I think my life would've been slightly different.
What are your preferred tools to create art? For traditional art, I use colored pencils, markers, inking pens, pencils... etc. For digital art, I just use GIMP and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? Perhaps my room, although it's quite cluttered in there. ;
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? I'd say just joining DeviantArt! I feel blessed to have met so many wonderful deviants and witnessed many beautiful artwork over the years. I hope I can continue being an active member. ^^ Thanks, DeviantArt!
RQ Character Backstory TutorialNeffertity's Guide to Creating Character Backstories
Starting at the Base:
As with all characters, you may want to give them a nice and interesting backstory. But it seems that a lot of people don't know what exactly to do for a character's backstory? Well this short tutorial will explain how to create a well-balanced backstory in just a few easy steps.
The first thing you should do is choose the character. Look at their design to think of things that may have happened in their past to make them look the way they do. Do they have scars? Mutations? Maybe something else of importance like a necklace or bracelet from their parents?
When you go to start making your character's backstory, it's a good idea to think of how it will be told. Is the character him/herself telling the story of how they came to be? Maybe the parent is talking, or another close family member? Or the most commonly used, perhaps a narrator is speaking and telling
Short Character ChartBasic
Date of Birth:
Remarkable Physical Characteristics:
Personality and Interests
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)