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Too much junkI've been here over a decade, and I was always a pretty active user. But I find myself using the site less and less because I just can't stand getting through the insane amount of junk on here. Screen caps, art theft, sexualized minors, memes etc. Report it, and nothing ever happens, and when it does it's 6 months to a year later. It's disgusting. Yep, I get there's a LOT of content on DA but I get tired of that excuse. If you're going to be an art site, be a damn art site. :/
I closed my stock account. And I mainly use my mermaid account now, just so I can redirect people to the websites where I am more active.
I just feel like DA has become too junky for my time or any effort :/ it's too bad. I really used to feel like the site was on the forefront but it's faded away.
Join me on reddit + closing my stockHey folks! I am doing an Ask me Anything on reddit !! So if you'd like to ask this mer a question, please post on the thread. You can join if you don't have an account very easily. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1pscl3/iama_professional_mermaid_ama/
Also at the end of November I'll be closing my stock account :iconraine-angelstock: so if you want to use something, use it now!
Being a Mermaid Keeps me busyHey folks, I know I rarely update anymore... and I apologize. I'm so thankful for all your support... but I am so busy being a professional mermaid. It's really been crazy, and if you don't already follow me on facebook, please do so. (click for link!)
I am hoping to do some work with my great friend :iconericbb: this winter, so for those of you who follow me for that work, you'll have something to look forward to!
It's been a busy year, and if you didn't know already I published a book. You can see some info at www.makemeamermaid.com and if you feel so inclined as to buy it, use coupon code FAST5 for 5% off (even ebook!) However I am no longer doing signed copies That was limited and the site needs to be updated. Book 2 is around the corner, it'll be based more specifically on my experiences this past year with lovely photos, less of a "how-to".
We also published a calendar for the purpose of rai
A kid stole his first kiss from me !Yup happened at a gig today, whole funny photo and context on reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1k4cv8/today_a_13_year_old_boy_stole_his_first_kiss_from/ feel free to upvote if you think it's funny!
2000 watchers + a Decade on DAI did not realize I have 2000 watchers. Nor did I realize I passed my DA Birthday, and I've now been here for A DECADE. Holy. Crap. I was a blissfully ignorant teenager 10 years ago. I still remember the summer a friend showed me DA. So many crazy things have happened since then. Like, my mermaid world for instance. I just passed 4000 fans on my FB page. Please give me a like there if you haven't already: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raina-the-Halifax-Mermaid/183327321702019
I'm not really sure what else to say. I still do a lot of photos, but their more personal and not something I think the majority of the internet would enjoy to see. I have learned a lot about underwater photography. I may do 1 nude shoot this year, I derno, I weigh like 40lbs more than I did 10 years ago haha it's a little harder to get up the nerve you know? I don't draw anymore, my hands tremor too badly. I play guitar once in a while. I really just spend all my time on my mermaid company. It's like I finally f
My Book is Published
I published a book http://rai925.wix.com/howtobeamermaid
You can check out the website link to find out info about it, and how to order. It's kinda awesome. Selling like hot takes too!
This is an auto-bio of how I became a mermaid and turned it into a job and how someone else can too!
I am publishing a book on FridayOn Friday, I am publishing my first book: "Fishy" Business: How to be a Mermaid.
Fishy Business will be released Friday morning. To celebrate, I am doing a ustream at 6:30pm ADT. The ustream will be at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rainwater you can create an account to sign in and chat, or you can log in with FB. If you aren't sure what 6:30ADT is in YOUR time zone, this link will show you my current time is, and you can figure out the difference from your current time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=286
You can RSVP to the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/626143357414463/
Tail Flip Magazine at a GlanceTail Flip Magazine at a Glance
Follow Tail Flip on facebook:
What's Been Done Before: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tail-...55341347928727
How to Submit Content: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tail-...83739215088941
How to Get Involved: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152658764315425
About Tail Flip:
The brain child of Raina the Halifax Mermaid Tail Flip would not be possible if not for her hard work and inspiration. While being assembled by Mermaid Sirena as are m
Tail Flip Issue #5 Is Published
The latest issue of Tail Flip Magazine is posted. Feature Caroline the Lake Murray Mermaid as mer-of-the-issue, The Mermaid Atlantis as cover model, The Mertailor Eric Ducharme and The Mertailor’s Angelfish: Ashley Nadine as featured models, info from Iona the Mermaid on the MerNetwork status, along with some helpful poi
1 free chibi giveaway! * 7 * ))Hello!
How are you tonight? ^0 ^
I am going to draw 1 chibi for free!
The style is shown below (iridescent chibi)
★★★Please follow the steps below to be considered!★★★
1》Only comments in this journal are considered.
Only enter if you would allow me to post the finished art in my gallery.
The art is only for the private, non-proft use of the winner.
2》 post 1 link or 1 thumbnail (you can use Add media for thumbnail)
to show me 1 character that you would want drawn.
3》add this journal to your favourites.
I will choose the character that like the most♥
AMG FREE ART RAFFLE VI OvOIt's that time again! You know what time it is!
IT'S ART RAFFLE TIME! OvO
Art Raffle time!
Hello, it's been a LONG WHILE since the last time we did this! And I since I decided to stop doing commissions, this is pretty much the only way you can get get art from me. OvO And I haven't been very active lately so yeah. *looks at comments to be answered* Ahhhh I will get on that...ahahaah.
I'll randomly pick who it is on March 16th, 2014 using random.org! uvu It will be a while before I do this again, so best test your luck now.
What I will draw
I'm pretty much game to draw anything. I can't guarantee a style, it's going to be whatever I feel like for the day! It's not going to be anything fancy or crazy, just a sketch. You can see more example on my gallery
Here are some examples of sketches:
1,500 Watchers 300 point giveaway!!!Hello everyone. As thanks for helping me hit 1,500 Watchers I am going to give away 100 points to 3 deviants!
Seriously, thank you all so much Oh and another thanks for suggestions on what to do for future art challenges, I really like a lot of them and will soon make a list to show which I will be doing in order.
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:
1. You must be a Watchers, this is a reward for you guys.
2. Fave this journal (this is how you get your number)
3. Comment on this journal, anything you like, just so long as it is appropriate
That's all. Remember, if you don't do the above you can't qualify, sorry. Also, you don't have to make a journal about this, but if you did that would be awesome.
I will draw the winners using a random number generator on MARCH 13.
Contest: Draw my OCs [OPEN]Hello wonderful people, and welcome to the "Draw my OCs contest"~ Everyone is welcome to participate!
R u l e s
+ Every type of art is accepted (digital, traditional, pixel, etc)
+ You can draw the characters however you want(even chibi), but please make it at least waist up.
+ You can submit as many entries as you want.
+ Please upload your entry to deviantArt, to your main gallery, and link it to me. I must be able to fave it, so please don't upload it to Sta.sh. You can send me a note or post the link to your entry in a comment on this journal, but please avoid doing it on my front page
+ You must link back to this journal in your entry description. The following is optiona
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooks
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
Need Comments? Look Here!Hey all! I've gotten pretty bored so I wanted to find some galleries to comment on. What better place to start then my watchers and their friends?
All you need to do is comment below, with a link to your gallery or a specific piece you'd like a comment on. Simple enough, right? You don't need to return the favor, but it's appreciated Be sure to give this journal a so maybe more people will see it and participate
If you think one of your friends might like a few comments too, feel free to direct them to this journal, and I'll happily send a few their way!
This being said, please be patient with me. I promise you'll at least get one comment, more if I have the time.
So what are you waiting for? Get posting!
Traditional CollageDefining Traditional Collage
Collage derives its name from the French verb coller, meaning to glue. Collage Art is formed by the the addition of an unlimited variety of already finished materials, substances and/or objects. The range of materials is truly unlimited and the subject is only to the limited to the individual artist's imagination. Paper, pictures and other materials are glued to a base surface. This may be canvas, wood or paper.
How To Create A 2D Collage
When creating a Collage the artist may use anything that can be easily glued to paper, canvas or wood. The same types of raw materials are glued to the board to form a picture or design. Some examples of materials may be:
Construction paper, paper bags, tissue paper, mar
Chibi Art Raffle♦ H O W T O E N T E R
• Simply fave this journal to get a number.
• This raffle is for watchers only.
• Sharing this raffle will help me out, I would appreciate it alot, but its optional
♦ E N D D A T E
• This raffle will end on 31st of march
♦ P R I Z E
• There will be 2 winners chosen with random.org
• Each winner will get one chibi like this;
good luck!! ; 3 ; <333
Yay! Plushie Giveaway!you like free stuff? I like free stuff! in fact I'm giving away some free stuff!
What free stuff am I giving away exactly? Well, to help spread the word for the grand opening of my Etsy shop, I'm giving away to two lucky people 1 free amigurumi plushie commission, and 1 free plushie from my shop.
♥-How to enter-♥
- Favorite this journal for 1 entry
-make a journal about this giveaway, and comment below with the link for 2 entries
-reblog and like this post for 2 entries. you can only reblog once!
- Follow me on Tumblr for 2 entries! Your blog has to have been active for at least a month to count as an entry.
- Watch me on DA for 2 more entries! Again your account has to have been a
Halloween Nudes!Here are a selection of Halloween inspired and related nudes from all over DA! Enjoy the spooky nakedness! weee!
Toxic by Rayofdark Beautiful Zombie 2 by TheDarkRabbit :thumb107851906: Zombie on Toronto street by IgorLaptev Blood Red fingernails by tedwin riven in ink XI by graemo :thumb81165222: Blood Angel by TearsOfLilith Jami Deadly's Bath of Blood by psychocatblah Blood and Cake by auxcentral Blood Pudding by MadameAbsinthe you know me as Elisabeth by suzi9mm on the edge by photographydomine prank of the pixie by 5dam lucky pumpkins by abe64 the pumpkin lovers by photographydomine Smashed I by LovittGirl Pumpkin Time by apolaroid pumpkin time by abe64 pumpkinhead by MatthewCooke pumpkin by 5dam the pumpkin queen by photographydomine Pumpkin Patch Nap by JennaBlack :thumb71948523: Halloween Fun. by LucyIreland Way too naked by UniqueNudes Something Wicked by SVonFrankesntein harvest... by AMViews Lazy Relaxation by raeadhani Christi, wild child 35 by timsumma Trick or Treat Purple Pumpkin by AmeliaG :thumb102239215: :thumb66368328: Pumpkins are coming by Zzaarr Pumpkin by SirenSeaduction Death of the Great Pumpkin II by arealitystudios :thumb100880308: Christi, wild child 26 by timsumma Dont need a Costume by cosfrog Trick or Treat by cosfrog Happy Halloween....... by photog :thumb100319075: Happy Halloween by SVonFrankesntein :thumb99
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More