An update from your old pal Savannah.Well, I apologize for my absence from dA over the past year.. but in all honesty, it has just lost its magic. Part of the reason why I feel this way is because it doesn't feel like a community to me anymore, it's just one big popularity contest.
I used to feel like I was at home when I logged on every day. I just don't feel that anymore.
It's bittersweet for me, because if it wasn't for dA, I'm not sure I would be in the same creative place that I am now.
dA was the first place that I felt comfortable with expressing my creative side on the internet. So I will always love it for that reason alone.
With all of that said and done, I'm not leaving dA, nor do I think I ever will.. I just felt that I should explain why I have not been around. Regardless, I am still creating and still posting my work (some of it here on dA when I remember to). If you wish to keep up with me though, I would suggest checking out my Flickr or my Facebook page.
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Summer = more time for dA.Hello everyone.
I want to apologize for my lack of activity around here lately, I feel like I have lost touch with dA and everyone that I used to converse with around here.
The past couple of months have been on and off busy for me, with school, work, etc. But I am happy to say that I am now a college graduate (well from a two year school, next is a four year), and will have a lot more time this summer for getting back in touch with the website that really helped me to find my own style in photography (dA, of course).
I really want to focus more on utilizing my free time to expand my creativity this summer, so I can only hope that you will all be seeing some new work from me in the near future.
I do hope that you all have been doing well, and I truly miss chatting with each of you, so drop me a line if you wish .
If you haven't taken a peak at my website yet, it is savannahdaras.com
Underage Erotica?I recently received a note from a dA staff member concerning an image of mine.
It was temporarily removed due to a report that was filed on the image and was categorized as "Underage Eroitca".
Well, this image in question is of a four year old boy that I babysit (who was three when the photograph was taken), in a bath filled with water and bubbles.
Considering it should probably be noted: the bubbles/water are completely covering any sort of genital area that some might consider "erotica" if they were to see it, and he is in no way posing in a sexual manner.
Yes, I realize that genitals do not need to be shown for something to be considered erotic, but that is besides the point.
Now, I am kind of disgusted that someone would take personal time out of their day to report this image as inappropriate, was it really necessary?
I have seen some rather "inappropriate" images here on dA, ranging from women spreading their legs as far open as they possibly can, to full grown men doing obscene
A short break..I will be taking a short break from all of the websites that I frequent, such as Flickr, dA, Facebook, etc..
This break is happening because I have a lot of school work to be done within the next two/three weeks, and I have procrastinated doing it for far too long..
A lot of my procrastination is induced by spending countless hours on these websites (not that I don't love spending hours on here).
So, I have removed all of my short cuts from my tool bar, and changed my home page to a page that I created with my list of work to be done.
I am not allowing myself to go on any website that is not related to the school work that I will be doing, until I am completely finished.
It's actually quite difficult, because I have constant urges to just go to them by habit.
My last day of school is May 6th, so I will see all of you then (or possibly before, if all of my work is completed sooner).
PS: Give me llamas, and I will return the favor once I return .
Give me llamas =D!Like my llama skin ;D?
Also, give me a llama badge, pleaseeeee? <33
I want to see how many I can get - I want the super llama!
So, did anyone play any hilarious pranks? I did not take the time to think of any, so I just enjoyed the beautiful weather that we had today.. Which was so nice because it has literally been raining for the past four days..
Also, today is my kitty Scamper's 18th birthday
I bought him a new scratching pad and some treats. He was so excited; he loves them so much. Seeing him like that always makes me happy. Ah, also, I am so excited for Spring to arrive.
I apologize for being less active lately, I have just been swamped with school, work, and everything else.. The end of the semester is nearing, so I have a lot of work to do. But I shall be more active soon .
And don't worry, I will announce the winners of my contest, as well!
Take care all.
Holding Winter contest! Deadline extended!Important Update: The deadline has been changed from January 31st, to February 28th!
Hello everyone. I just realized that I will soon be reaching my 50,000th page view.. I began to wonder what I should do for it. People usually do some sort of kiriban, but I have decided to hold a Christmas winter contest!
This is going to be a big one.
I would love to get some people who want to participate and help with the prizes.. Giving out things such as journal/news features, subscriptions, custom drawings, anything you can think of!
Now here are the guidelines:
You may submit one entry.
This contest begins today (December 13th). The deadline is January 31st.
Any media is accepted (photography, digital/traditional art, you name it), but make it good!
Must be Christmas/winter themed.
Everything else is up to you!
I have held contests in the past that had some participants, but I want this one to be huge.
I want everyone to participate, no entry will be declined, anyone can en
(catch my 45k!) A series of ongoing features: FallEdit: I just noticed that I am fifty page views away from my 45k! Send me a screen shot of the 45,000th page view and you will be featured in my next journal .
To fit in with the current season, for this feature, the theme is Fall/Autumn.. Close to being my favorite season. Although, I could never choose.
Make sure to take the time to check out all of these lovely galleries
nymph? by SusanCoffey :thumb69952994: Autumn by Wild-Kegan
Photo Heaven by hougaard
Autumn 3355 by Sooper-Husky autumn by all17 Autumn in the Forest of Dreams by unknown-dark
:thumb139426935: Autumn Secrets by ByLaauraa
:thumb138543295: Breath of autumn 2 by NadyaBird Autumn by calleartmark
.: bubble autumn :. by biszkopciik Autumn by xx-SoLastSummer-xx
Autumn Beauties I by HeartDriven Tree Of Autumn by Last-Savior
Autumn leaves of gold by onechristina Awry by AutumnJoy
Steps of the autumn by gin-sui Come here boy by AutumnJoy
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A series of ongoing features: PurpleI have decided to create a series of journal features, each with separate themes. Some themes may be colors, some may be seasons, whatever I feel they should be that day. For this entry, the theme will be purple.
purple by koksuel Sleepless Thoughts by bigcitydreams
Purple Drop by 0-Akascha-0 :thumb136551064: Impatient Butterfly by WildRainOfIceAndFire
Purple Goodness----- :o by pinktale :thumb115685852: Di rosa. by RamyCaste
:thumb139260431: Purple mist by Hokulo :thumb113369569:
Warm tones by Healzo Loves me, Loves me not by onixa 27 weeks by Styush m e l o d y by wiersz
:thumb137278157: :thumb108757026: :thumb116428499:
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I created a formspring (http://www.formspring.com/forms/?694709-ELIdMEXR1e), because I would love to hear what people think about. This is completely anonymous, and all I will see is exactly what you type into the box. I won't know who it is from. You can tel
Warning - Pedophile on DAIMPORTANT - PLEASE READ
It seems a registered sex offender is back online. Glenn Glatz has been using the username SoThatsWhatsUp for a few months now, using a young girl's face as a coverup for a while. I didn't want to get involved again, but now that I know it's him I wanted to warn my watchers that he's back.
Please do not attack him, do not message him. You may report if you see fit, but that's all we can do for now. This is just a warning because I know I have young watchers and this man is rather sick, he'd sooner harass those against him into submission before admitting he's in the wrong.
It's come to my attention that Glenn is trying to threaten those who are spreading this with law suits. Let it be known, there's no way in hell he can sue you for warning your watchers about a registered sex offender. As you can search Glenn Glatz's name on google, and find him as a sexual predator wit
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Messy, it's now clearly obvious to me that you've jinxed us.
Remember your 'excuse' for drawing more girls in swimsuits?
You mean everyone keeps asking about bikini cuz of me?
Not that I had anything against girls in swimsuits...
No doubt! Especially after you said S3rb4n 's Voltsurge looks really great in night lights
Well, I must admire, that we have improved our anatomy skill a bit. But we need to improve other skills too.
I want to draw something fancy, like cute dress or fantasy elven outfit.
How To Paint Skin/Portrait tutorialHi everyone!
So I finally made a tutorial a lot of you have been asking me for for a while - How to paint skin/Portrait tips. I'm still very new at teaching and making videos but hopefully it's helpful to some of you.
So yeah, check it out if you're interested! I'm trying my best to post more frequently+more tutorials so make sure to subscribe if you don't wanna miss anything[:
I also made a process tutorial a while back, so here's the link if you missed that:
New Tracker base!I decided to update the old tracker base! Also included most the current items, feel free to just remove what isnt relevant to you! same goes for all the versions of forms and so on! There are some new things added here that hasnt been released yet, spoilers~ Feel free to simplify/add to all you want!You can also just take part from this and add to your already existing trackers if you do not want to start over! Let me know if you feel like something is missing !
Here is some easygrab things for you aswell.
Terms Index by Bagbeans
Here is some code to help you get started on your tracker since some might not transfere.
Remove X's under aswell to make it work
<h1X>This makes tex
Papyrus x Reader x SansPapyrus laughed eagerly and loudly as he and his brother Sans walked back to their stations.
“-And did you see how badly that human failed on my last puzzle?!It goes to show that I will be a great Royal Guard!NYEH HEH HEH!”Papyrus said, praising himself.Sans, who usually doesn’t leave his post (out of laziness) had to laugh also.”Is it really so hard to turn Xs into Os?” Sans chuckled.
As the Skelo-Bros neared Papyrus station, they noticed two little little legs squirming out as if they were stuck.Sans glanced over at the legs as if it was as usual as a hyper Lesser Dog, while Papyrus looked dumbstruck.”ANOTHER HUMAN?!”Papyrus yelled, more trying to get attention then being surprised.The small person automatically fell to the ground, fearfully clutching a flip-phone that had been given to her from her monster ‘guardian’.
Papyrus looked down upon the young girl as Sans merely stood back, completely cool.The girl, frozen with fear, lo
Doflamingo x Reader: Family Matters
There have been many things you have seen on Baby5’s face, but only rarely have you ever seen her looking glum. Most times you’ve seen her, she’s either exuberant, furious, or comically crying, depending on her “boyfriend” situation. Other than that, she was always relatively calm, with a slight smile.
“Little Miss, what has you feeling so down?” You walk up to her side, putting a hand on her shoulder.
“(name), I wasn’t expecting to see you.” She sighed, and then chuckled a little. “How many times have I told you to call me by my name? I don’t need to be called ‘Little Miss’.”
“I will continue calling you ‘Little Miss’ as long as I am a servant working here at the castle and you are considered Family by the Young M
PLEASE READ - The Ransomware EpidemicPlease share, fave and spread this journal. You could help many people on DeviantArt protect their computers from this horrific cyberattack and raise awareness about the issue to those who haven't yet heard of it.
Funny how all these years of me picking and choosing updates to keep my computer functioning how I want it (you know... to have what you paid for and keep my product without others stealing it and modifying it *cough*badupdates*cough* ... basic consumer rights... but anyway) came to haunt me.
So I finally decided that I'd bite the bullet and update my updates... only to find out Windows Update was refusing to update and would forever stay stuck "searching for updates". Just my luck. When I really don't want updates they try to install, and when I really need them they don't.
Anyhow, why am I so desper
So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
Feature: KhomenkoI stumbled upon this new deviant this evening, and really fell in love with their gallery. Most definitely go have a look.
Share your thoughts, secrets, anything.
I created a formspring (http://www.formspring.com/forms/?694709-ELIdMEXR1e), because I would love to hear what people think about. This is completely anonymous, and all I will see is exactly what you type into the box. I won't know who it is from. You can tell me what you dream about, what you're scared of, what you think of me, what you think of someone else, or even something simple as hello. Whatever you want. Share it with me: http://www.formspring.com/forms/?694709-ELIdMEXR1e
Edit: the responses that I have been getting are so amazing, and I have been dying to respond to each and every one of you. I created a page on Flickr where I will be responding to each entry <3.
See it here: h