I think I'm doneI have been on this site 11+ years and I've been through a lot of changes. I hate the way the new DA looks. ONe of the reasons why I like DA was how it stood out from other websites. Now it's trying to FB, trying to be tumblr. Trying to be instagram. There's so much junk on here that isn't allowed but never gets moderated (stolen work, screen grabs from TV shows, internet memes) it takes a lot of digging to discover new art. I have found in their effort to be more 'social' it's had the opposite affect for me. I liked art being the center of why we're social on here, and I feel it's lost that . I know from past experience DA could give a rats ass if people don't like something. It stays anyway. And things we do want take years. I just honestly... you get out of this community what you put into it and after all the perspective I have now after 11 years... I just dont care enough. They don't make me want to care enough. There's no advantage anymore for me to have an account. I have to wad
Published another bookMY NEW BOOK IS NOW FOR SALE I AM SO EXCITED. Click my latest blog link to find out the different options you have for buying it!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who made this possible. Everyone who helped with the actual process, everyone who showed me support, all of my mermaids, Sean and every merwrangler who has ever jumped in to help, our business adviser Terry Norman, our friends and family, specific mers in the community who have been helping us with our business, and all you fans!!! I am so happy! http://halifaxmermaids.weebly.com/blog/fishy-business-my-life-as-a-mermaid
11 years may be itA few days ago I hit 11 years on deviantART. Due to some circumstances in my life I may be storing some art from this account, or bringing the account to a total close. I haven't decided yet, it depends on the outcome of some big things and when I know I'll tell you, and it'll make sense. For now, you can see more of my mermaid stuff on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raina-the-Halifax-Mermaid/183327321702019 and on my page :iconrainamermaid: I may just change the name on this account and use it strictly for nudes/my photography. I derno! Point being the mermaid stuff at the very least will start being moved (most of it is already on the other account anyway)thanks for all the support for 11 years. Pretty trippy!
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/183327321702019I'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!
3 Drawings GIVE AWAY - RESULTSHello all ! Here Results of the Give Away to win 3 drawings :iconautumnleafplz1::iconautumnleafplz2::iconautumnleafplz3::iconautumnleafplz4::iconautumnleafplz6::iconautumnleafplz7::iconautumnleafplz8::iconautumnleafplz9: 1st drawing : Won by :iconsnakeeatingbacon:Character : AT w/ snakeeatingbacon1 Character - Bust Up - Worked BG 2nd drawing : Won by :iconsieghartXx:Character : Sieghart1 character - Half Body - Worked BG 3rd drawing : Won by : :iconscarletside:Character : C
PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 1Traditional Art WeekIt looks better in real life...Scanner ate the colors!The photo does not do justice.How many times you have read or typed yourself such notes in artist’s comments, under traditional artworks?You’re not alone; digitizing our drawings, paintings, sculptures and other traditional, hand-made artworks can be tricky. Of course the work is never exactly same when changing it from a concrete object to a picture on a screen, but a lot can be done to achieve as representative result as possible!This is the first part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something it is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.This Part 1 introduces scanning and photographing tips.The Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.This guide is meant es
PE: Presenting Your Traditional Artworks, Part 2Traditional Art WeekThis is the second part of a basic guide how to make your traditional artworks look appealing when presenting them in the Internet. This is not about changing or manipulating your traditional artwork to something is not originally, but helping you to make it look as good on a screen as it is in real life.The Part 1 introduced some scanning and shooting tips;This Part 2 advices how to edit the scanned/photographed artworks.This guide is meant especially for beginning artists but maybe also more advanced artists can find something new to think about – or maybe you can share your best tips in the comment area of this article!EDITING YOUR DIGITIZED PICTURESFor editing your scanned or photographed picture you need a software to do that (or you can use the adjustment tools your scanner offers, see Part 1 for those). Adobe Photoshop is a co
Supreme Regents of the Universe: Titans - Contest New contest for members:iconthe-imaginarium:Theme: Titans Who were the Titans?Frequently called elder gods, they have been for many ages the supreme regents of the universe, with a huge size and being incredibly strong. The Titans (male) and Titaness (female) are figures of Greek Mythology. According to Greek myth, the Titans formed one race of powerful gods who ruled during the Golden Age. According to Greek mythology, the Titans were sons of Uranus (deity who personified the sky) and Gaia (Earth goddess).Names of the TitansCoeus: Titans of intelligence.Oceanus: Represented the river that surrounds the world.Crius: Titans of herds, the cold and winter.Hyperion: Titans of Vision and astral fire.Iapetus: Brother of Cronus, "punch" god-Titans of time and human life and mortality and is also associated with craftsmanship.Cronus: Was king
800 Watchers Art Contest :D yeh-i reached 800 watchers and im soo happy amg! love ya guys~~soo.. i decided to do my first art contest, im not sure if someone would enter BUT i wanna try :"DD //diesyou should draw my bab Dexyhttp://sta.sh/2aw4foz1igqyess it can be anthro or feral, even human! -> http://sta.sh/21d4xdyi7oipRULES-You must be a watcher-you can make more than one entry-You must do a journal or poll advertising this contest and comment with the link of it-Comment with your entries!-PRIZES-if you want to contribuite i will be more than happy!1st Place-1000-2 icons in any style you want-3 animated Pagedolls-Full body Pixel-2 fullshaded Chibis- Nigiri sushi head icon from KazuFenriru2nd Place-500- one icon in any style you want- one animated pagedoll- one simple chibi3rd Place-200- one simple icon-one doodle/sketch from meEntries -->
Boop Box Art ContestHey everyone! Welcome to our first ever art contest!With this contest we are looking for the best art with the most creative ideas involving Boop Boxes!- Yay! But what's a Boop Box?Like the name says, a Boop Box is a box where you boop someone!But Boop Boxes can be more than that, you can either sleep in it, or build a fort out of it, or even sail in it being a scary pirate! That's up to you!
WishingWell Weekly, ED. 119Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday| WishingWell Weekly :iconspreadmoreloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconspreadmoreloveplz: :iconcip25::iconcip26::iconcip27::iconcip28::iconcip29::iconcip26::iconcip25:WWW is Back for 2015 !!!:iconcatlaplz: :iconcatlaplz: :iconcatlaplz:Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors, WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!:iconwowplz:What OUTSTANDING Events Happening in Our Group! CHECK IT OUT, "Fishing for Wishes 15.1.1":Fishing for Wishes 15.1.1Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so
The Fakemon Awards 2015 | Results UpdatedUpdate:Please make sure you vote for artists that have uploaded in the past year and are currently active.For now those artists who haven't uploaded recently will be moved to another, new category:Golden Oldies (still working on a better name)A new category will be added for Best Spriters, Best Mappers and Inspirational People.Please remember to vote for artists who's art is relevant to the category!This isn't a popularity contest, remember to check out the artists nominated!(The results will be updated as soon as i can, and all votes will be counted, if you see something that isn't right, or you want me to change please just comment on what I should change, as it's just me working on this) The Oscars are fast approaching us and I couldn't be more exited!Then I wondered.. What if the Fakemon Community had it's own version of the Oscars? To celebrate the best artists and artwork of the past year!This is still just an idea, but I t
~Sorteo de 20 points [Mio]~ (Cerrado)Bueno, este sorteo lo quiero hacer hace bastante, y como ya pasé los 140 watchers me decidí a hacerlo. Se que son pocos, pero es el primero y solo tengo 29 points Fecha de comienzo:19/01 Fecha de cierre: 23/01 Para participar Tenes que tenerme en +watch a mi y a :iconFightToStay: Agregar a +fav este journal. Crear un journal promocionando el concurso.
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 :thumb99094951: 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 :thumb24632848: :thumb100880308: Christi, wild child 26 by timsumma Dont need a Costume by cosfrog Trick or Treat by cosfrog Happy Halloween....... by photog :thumb100319075: :thumb102269559: :thumb99