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!
Octopus Accessories - art thieveshttp://www.octopus-store.ro/this is their store. They are Octopus Acessories This is their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OctopusAccessoriesThey had my drawings printed and were selling necklaces with them. They also lied to me that they did not steal them and took them from from some deviant who supposedly stole them first.They sent me this link to this deviant :iconxyqueen: but the drawings that belong to me were submitted 12 hours ago. So obviously this couldn't be true since Nijikon was over 12 hours ago, and they had them for sale since 3 days ago.This girl is so shameless, she lied to my face! She made me feel bad about calling her out and "making a scene" in front of her booth. OMG! And i believed her, i could have had her kicked out of the convention on the spot! She made me apologize for making a scene in front of her booth So she stole my art, and i was the one who apologized.THAT. IS. WRONG.Wow, if thievery was a game, she would be the final boss
4 requests open! Everyone has a chanceThis is now closed! Please stop commenting! View the winners here: link comesNot first come first serve! Everyone has a chance, and winners are random! :'D This will probably end in a few days, you have time to request!ONLY CANINE CHARACTERSIf you win, I´ll make you a drawing for free! They will only be flatcolored, since I don´t have the time to do larger pieces these days, but I'm in the mood for practicing like this! :') (They´ll look something like this, but with one character and no shadows.)How to get a request:1. You must favorite this journal.2. You must favorite this drawing:3. Comment below with a reference sheet of the character you want me to draw if you win. RULES:-ONLY canine characters! If you request a character of another sp
CI Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Novemberhello dear members,it's time for a new give away Rules of the Give away .remember this give away is only open for members,contributors,admins,and co founders of CI (in order to enter join :iconcreation-inspiration: (this is a groups give away)to enter in this give away after you join the group just fav and comment on the journal below this is important because you need to get a number from me(if you don't comment you cannot get a number and not win)if you are a member and want to give it to a friend we accept it just let me know in a comment.at the end of the giveaway winners will be randomly chosen (with random.org)you must be a member of deviantart for at least two weeks in order to enter in this contest!write anything you want on this blog no mean,or rude commentsvery special thanks to my donators for this month we can continue holding these thank you gu
Inspiration: art blogs (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsHere are some of my favorite art blogs that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too. Muddy ColorsA fantasy art collective that brings together an all-star line-up of illustrators and designers with daily insights into the thinking behind the art of contemporary fantastic art. Great insights from spectacular artists, such as beyond creative and inspiring DanLuVisiArt . Website - muddycolors.blogspot.com.Here is a cool video - painting demo by Rebecca Guay on their youtube channel. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Gurney Journey A daily weblog by Dinotopia creator
Honey, we're getting a MonsterfancyQUACKSA really hungry one...Naughty monsters are running rampant in the city again - you know the kind! They're short, noisy and make constant mischief on our doorsteps; begging for candy despite buying perfectly good pumpkins the same day. What's their dastardly plan for all that food? They're up to no good and must be stopped.We should feed the trick-or-treaters - to hungry, real monsters! There's a critter-shaped hole to this plan: we don't actually have any real monsters. But all we need are your designs to put into my Monster Making Machine to release them into the suburbs! Trick-or-treaters - gobbled up for good!How does this work? I'm glad you asked. The "Monster Maker 2000" is my old, modified microwave and this invention will create flesh-and-blood monsters from designs. A little energy combined with your designs will help bring our glorious abomination to life.Create & SubmitAs Professor Pudds of Monsterology, I'm very busy and need super tummy-rumbling monster
Do you/a friend Need Exposure for Adoptables? I've recently found people who have made these really nice adoptables, at least artistically I think they're really well done. And then it pains me to see when very few people bid on them, and this amazing creation can only sell for like, $5 or something.Now I've never tried adoptables, and I'm not sure I completely understand how they work, but what I do know is that it seems artists who do them are really at the mercy of how much exposure they get. In that way, it's much like everything else; if you don't have the numbers, really great work goes unnoticed and sells for a handful of jelly beans.So I'm going to do a journal that features Adoptables.Do you have, or know someone who is selling *nice quality* adoptables but really needs exposure on them? Leave a thumbnail or link in this journal, and maybe I'll choose them for my feature. I can't showcase them all, but I'd certainly like to try and get a few out there.The world gets harder for artists all the time
1,500,000 KiribanI don't ever do Kiribans but I'm doing an exception this time.First person to take a screen cap of my profile at 1,500,000 pageviews and sent it to me in a NOTE will get a 50x50 pixel icon + 1000Screen cap must be uploaded to STA.SH (or to your gallery, if you prefer)Of course screen cap must be legit. If I suspect you cheating, don't expect to get anything :/
September/October 2014The Digital Art Team:icondiphylla:diphyllaAnimation, Drawings & Paintings, Mixed Media, Vector, and Vexel:iconaeirmid:AeirmidDrawings & Paintings and Mixed Media:iconabbeymarie:AbbeyMariePhotomanipulation and Mixed MediaOpen!3 Dimensional Art and StereoscopyOpen!Fractal Art:iconlyricanna:LyricannaPixel Art:iconpica-ae:pica-aeText & TypographyOpen!Sci-Fi and Space ArtDigital Art groups:icondigitalists: :iconcrphotomanipulation: :iconcrtextandtypography: :icontypoholics: :iconpixelcommunity: :icon3dmodeling: :iconthevexelgroup: :iconthevectorgroup: :iconmattespacing: :iconapophysis: :icondigital-artists: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconwe-heart-photomanip: :iconbeastvision:Want to join the team?
~Pixel Commissions OPEN Limited Time!~Hey guys!~ Long time without update XDI'm just about set to make the secondary account, HOWEVER, I'd like to start the account off with premium membership to have a professional and welcoming kick-start So!~With a steady-paced scheduel of mine, I would like to open pixel commissions only to raise enough for the premium membership. My goal is $30USD because deviantART no longer offers 3-month prepaid premium membership. :iconshameplz:♥ Paypal preferred, but points are definitley welcome!~ _________________________________*SPECIAL PROMO AND HOLIDAY(Halloween)SALE!~*NEW Type 2 Pagedoll!20% OFF ORIGINAL PRICE!(No blinking)♥ Price for ONE: $2.80/280♥Price for COUPLES or DOUBLES: $4.80/480♥ Message Jumping: FREE!~ Just specify!________________________________
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