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Avatars, DDs, New Job, Werewolves, Lolcats, etc!

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 12, 2010, 4:06 AM


News About AVATARS!

Halloween is on October 31, and there's tons of great stuff going on to celebrate at deviantART. Don't forget to check out the listing of events below if you're interested in winning some contest prizes.

Here are some awesome FREE avatars that you may use at dA if you +fav and follow whatever terms of use provided.

Candy Corn Avatar by xXMandy20Xx:thumb181683282:Bran Owl FREE ICON by AkaneDoku:thumb173010636::thumb181471582:Tablecloth Ghost - Free Icon by etNoir
Broken Heart by angelishiFREE witch hat avatar by IchirakuRamenGirlBeheaded Zombie - Free Avatar by HardrockangelFloating skull avatar by HidesBehindThingsFree - Animated Halloween Icon by Rocket-Out:thumb179830771:

Despite my fascination with free avatars, I am NOT the GM for icons. Please send your avatar DD suggestions to BurgerBunny. I am but a lowly fan. I do, however, accept DD suggestions for DDs concerning dA's stock and resources galleries. There was a bit of confusion about this because I gave out a few avatar DDs. This was because the magic Bunny was away, and she asked me to feature a few avvies while she was gone, but she's back now... So please send your avvie suggestions to her.

It was a real honor to get to play avvie GM for a few days! (Please note, the aren't all free! Read descriptions before stealing anything!) These are the avvie DDs I featured:

Free Avatar - Fish by j-mullenFree Dragon Flying Avatar by SasoriDanna94:thumb80497180:Bloodhewn flying by BronzeHalo31 DAYS SCARE-FREE: Cute Witch by kaitquefait

Also!! I got a DD!!! :woohoo: Holy cow!! I'm not entirely sure how that happened, and I should have mentioned this earlier, but a thousand thanks to BurgerBunny for the wonderful surprise!!

Free Avatar: Moon Rider by FantasyStock

I'm super proud of that little avvie now!! Thanks to my visitors for all the supportive comments!!



UPDATE: My New JOB!!!!

I'm not quitting as a GM, but I may be even quieter than usual... I got a job! This is my first paid position as a photographer at a professional portrait studio. I have a LOT to learn, but I'm super psyched. I get to use an awesome camera, and I'm learning a bit about lighting... And they're paying me! How crazy is that?!?

I'm still new, and I feel like an idiot. It's part time, seasonal for the holidays. The pay isn't great, but the experience is going to be nice. Please wish me luck! Also, any advice for making kids smile would be vastly appreciated! Making toddlers look at the camera and smile is like trying to herd cats!

I'm rather behind with commissions; please be patient with me!!



A Word About WEREWOLVES!

shelldevil and I are throwing a HUGE Halloween Werewolf Bash! We're going to give away up to 6 YEARS of deviantART premium membership subbies to the winners of 6 AWESOME resources contests! DETAILS HERE! Deadline: October 30th. Here are the contests you may enter for your chance to win, win, win:
    :bulletred: Werewolf 3D Models: Werewolf 3D model resources that can be imported into a 3D modeling program like 3D Studio Max, Maya, etc. :bulletred: Werewolf Clipart: Collections of werewolf icons, pictures, buttons and other useful image files submitted by deviants for others to use in their own works. :bulletred: Werewolf Designs & Patterns: Werewolf patterns and designs for a number of different projects - knitting, paper craft, sewing, crochet, wood-working etc. All patterns and designs in this gallery should be complete and usable by any deviant wishing to download them to create a final product. :bulletred: Werewolf Stock Images: Werewolf stock images like line art meant for coloring, and any other stock images and stock photos of at least 600px on the smallest side, submitted by deviants for others to use in their own works. :bulletred: Werewolf Tutorials: Werewolf tutorials explaining any artistic werewolf techniques: written, visual, and film tutorials. :bulletred: Werewolf Vector Resources: Werewolf vector source files that have all of the vector data included in the submission.
You can view all Werewolf entries here! ...And, pssst! Incorporating candy corn into your entries will earn you extra love!



A Word About LOLCATS!

This contest has ended. Please stay tuned for the results!!



Halloween Resources

Here are some great Halloweenie resources recently submitted to dA...

Cute Skeletons by KrisPS2 Minute Bruise Tutorial by sweetgreychaosHappy Halloween Word Art by angellella-stock
Male  Vamp5 by NHuval-stockCubee - Gravestone 3 by CyberDroneValkirah 20 by Tasastock
Carved Gravestone by Cynnalia-StockHalloween Latex Head How 2 by JeffsStudioZombie Flesh: The First Cut by emovampire14:thumb181002922:



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Contests & Events

Heart by maftieshelldevil & FantasyStock - Werewolf Resources Contest. Ends on October 30, 2010.

Heart by maftieNHuval-stock - Halloween Contest. Ends on October 31, 2010.

Heart by maftieScENeYmE - Halloween Chat Event. Be there on October 31, 2010.

Heart by maftieKjherstin - Pixel Art Competition: Pick your Fruit. Ends on October 31, 2010.

Heart by maftiethepolishyogi - it's autumn! ... a contest. Ends on November 3, 2010.

Heart by maftieVlei - The Modern Myths Contest! Ends on November 5, 2010.

Heart by maftiepullingcandy - Show Me Your Phobias Contest. Ends on November 6, 2010.

Heart by maftierobkiticonrobkit: - Happy Holidays - The Contest. Ends on December 1, 2010.

Heart by maftieEveryone is welcome to submit free avatars to the Monthly Challenge at Free-dAvatars.

Heart by maftieCurrent Official dA Contests are contests hosted by dA's volunteers.

Heart by maftieContest News and the Contests Forum are places where more contests hosted by dA's members are announced.

:iconcreatebyweek::iconmanipulatethis::iconcontest-cornucopia:

If you would like your contest to appear here, please send me a note with a link to your event's details and the deadline. Thanks!








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:iconsifrabraindamaged:
sifrabraindamaged Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
My experience is cat toys, crazy as it sounds... but toddlers love it!
Just feathers on a stick or a littl bell will be fine, and as always, silly faces from behind the camera!
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wolffoetowtech Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
neat

also you have a vary nice journal skin/css set up.
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thanks! `Elandria helped me with it.
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wolffoetowtech Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
thank you for the info
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
:)
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:iconwolffoetowtech:
wolffoetowtech Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the reply
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
:heart:
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:iconwolffoetowtech:
wolffoetowtech Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:star:
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Tasastock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the feature! :hug:

and congrats on the job! working as a photographer would be pretty awesome.. but i cant help you with the kids thing... i am terrible with children.
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
You're welcome! :love: And thanks! I'm not all that great with children either, but I'll learn.
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BurgerBunny Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ams magic? :iconohrlyplz:
deviantART muro drawingComment Drawing
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
u r majikul bunneh! :iconrlyplz:
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:iconburgerbunny:
BurgerBunny Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconhurrdurrplz:
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
With sparkles: :iconsparklesplz:
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Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats with the DD! It's really deserved I think. Also, I hope your job will be as much fun as it sounds to be! Getting new opportunities is always exciting, so I hope it will turn out to be wonderful! :la:

Also: Thank you for featuring one of my avatars, it really means a lot to me! I was surprised to see it was featured and it literally made my day. :tighthug:
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thank you!! :heart: The new job has been fun so far.

You're welcome for the feature... I'm glad it made you happy!
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that is good to hear! Let's hope it will continue to be that way, or better yet turn out even better with the years. ^-^
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconeeeeeplz: A DD! Cool beaners!!! :iconweekenddanceplz: :boogie: :dance:

Not sure if I could do anything werewolf-related. I don't know a thing about 3D programs nor do I think I have stock to make anything with. Will have to think about it as the prizes are terrific!

As for taking :camera: ~ Kids can sense when you're nervous. Take a few deep breaths, smile and coo. Just pretend your talking to your kitty :giggle:
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
:D I can think of things that relate to werewolves. It doesn't have to be a werewolf; it can be related to werewolves.

Talking to my kitty! :giggle: Yes, they remind me of puppies.
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. Whenever I try to get pictures of grandnephews and nieces (the little ones anyway... a few are in college already :faint:) I talk to them as if they were my kitties :rofl:
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etNoir Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD ^^ and thanks for the feature ;)
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
No problem! :) I like your stuff!! And thank you!
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Cynnalia-Stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Congrats on the DD! :D And thank you so much for including my stock in your feature! :hug:
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thanks!! :heart: And you're welcome!!
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HidesBehindThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for featuring one of my avatars :hug:
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
No problem! :cuddle:
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CyberDrone Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Wow! Woo! Thanks so much for the Feature!! :tighthug:
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
You're welecome! :love:
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Masive congrats on the DD and the job sweety!!!! :blowkiss:
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thanks!! :glomp:
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kaitquefait Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for featuring three of my free avatars! :tighthug: I can't thank you enough for the exposure for the 31 Days project. :heart:

Congratulations on your DD and new job! :highfive: I know it's just part time, but I am sure you'll be awesome enough that it will become more.

As far as making kids smile, it depends on the age. Young children, like a year or two, like faces and you actually laughing. Older kids (kids who can talk) like it when you play with words, making nonsense phrases. :laughing: That's just what I've found over the years; I've never had to photograph the child, though! ;)

omg, I think I need to submit something to that contest!!! I'd love to make some hot werewolf/candy corn action. I didn't know lineart meant for coloring would be considered stock; I'm too excited! :excited:
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thanks! :)

Stock werewolves ROCK! :evillaugh: I'd love to see more entries.

I'm learning that some kids are tougher than others. Some just want to cry. But most of them aren't as difficult as I had feared.
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NHuval-stock Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Thank you so much for al you do for our DA family!:blowkiss: I greatly appreciate the feature for my stock and my contest!:iconattackglompplz:
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:iconfantasystock:
FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
You're welcome! :heart:
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Grats on the DD! And the job too!
As for making toddlers smile... I'm not sure because I'm not very fond of the little monsters. Usually waving at them and playing hide and seek behind the camera might work - depends on the kid, the mood, and the age. Or just wave and smile and say hi? Some of them will smile back.
Or just say/do something funny. I hope any of these helps a bit ( and actually works :XD:).
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Thank you!! :hug: Today was Day 3 at the new job, and there was a toddler that cried every time the camera was on her. She giggled and laughed, but as soon as the cam was pointed at her, huge big tears and super sonic screams! It was actually kind of cute.
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Heh. In that case you need an invisible camera... *points towards pen camera gadgets* :p
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
:giggle:
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