This is the place where you can personalize your profile!
By moving, adding and personalizing widgets.
You can drag and drop to rearrange.
You can edit widgets to customize them.
The bottom has widgets you can add!
Some widgets you can only access when you get Core Membership.
Some widgets have options that are only available when you get Core Membership.
We've split the page into zones!
Certain widgets can only be added to certain zones.
"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!
Now go forth and astound us all with your devious profiles!
I'll draw you or whoever you want as an Adventure Time character. Just tell me what partner animal and what weapon you want, or any other specific detail you want me to include, and provide a reference picture for me to use.
Tell me your concept for a Fakemon and I'll draw it out to the best of my abilities. The information I need from you is the Fakemon's type, what animal it's based off of, and any specific features or design aspects you want me to be sure to include.
For an extra couple of dollars, I'll input your Fakemon into its own Pokedex entry. Just include this information: Name, Name Origin, Type, Pokedex entry, Height, Weight, Ability, Signature Move [if it has one], Base Stats, and its Pokedex Description, unless you want me to make any of that information up.
Favorite visual artistRene Magritte, Ken SugimoriFavorite moviesBleach: Memories of Nobody, the Deathnote movies, Taiyou no UtaFavorite bands / musical artistsFall Out Boy, Paramore, Say Anything, A Day To RememberFavorite gamesPokemon, Minecraft, PortalFavorite gaming platformPCTools of the TradeA pencil, paper and some inspiration. Also, the occasional computer haha.Other InterestsDrawing, singing, writing. I'm also the lead singer of my band, Identity Unknown. Look us up on Facebook :]
'Sup? When it comes to this new layout change, I think The Doctor can explain my feelings rather clearly:
Now don't get me wrong, this isn't just blind rage toward change. I came into this update fully prepared to give it a chance. But what the hell, DeviantArt?
First of all, my account and Message Center links have been shoved over to the far right like red-headed step-children, in exchange for...blank space and a giant "Submit" button? Oh, and Shop and Upgrade. Alright. You want me to give you money. I get it. But sorry, I'm broke. Nothing to give. I would appreciate less wasted space on my bar and not having the links relevant to myself shoved off to the side though, that'd be nice.
Now let's talk about tags. Ohhh tags. #hashtags. Because hey, when I think convenient search engines, I think categorization by specific collections of words. Google should update to this hashtag system. I wonder why they haven't yet. Oh yeah...Because it's silly and inefficient. If you want to get the community involved, don't make our art harder to get seen in the process. The tags don't consolidate our pieces into like-categories if there are 50 different tags for the same topic that all have their own page because DeviantArt decided this made sense. Here, hold on, let me just start typing a hashtag and let's see how many different pages there are for the same thing: #fakemon#fakemonpokemon#fakepokemon . Alright, 3 pages for fakemon. Not efficient by any means, but not terrible. How about... #pokemon#pocketmonsters#pocketmonster #pokémon #pokemonnintendo #pokemonpokémon . Oh, okay, SIX pages for the more broad "Pokemon" topic. How about instead of #pokemon we go with #deargodwhy because good luck making sure you pick the right tags to get your work seen without either forgetting one, unknowingly choosing the less popular one, or simply running out of space to tag all the different pages there are for your particular topic to make sure you ACTUALLY get your work seen. But oh no, this is to help get your work out there. #BecauseEveryoneSearchesLikeThis
Now I'll be honest. I had high hopes for the Watch Feed. Let's be real, we all have a Journal in our archives where we only needed to say about one sentence and it wasn't worth an entire Journal entry by any means. So when dA announced Status Updates, I was like, "You know what, good. That's a good addition. I'm gonna like that." I really need to learn to stop being optimistic about things [Brb, changing my username to pessimisticxpessimist]. After figuring out how to even get there, I wandered my tortured soul over to the Watch Feed, hoping for an oasis in this desert of "The fuck are these? The fuck is that?" Sadly, all I found was, "The fuck is this?" Here's the thing. When adding Status Updates to the mix, someone thought, "Hey, we're adding short Status Updates so that Watchers and Artists can communicate more closely than they could with the Message Center. Let's throw the ENTIRE MESSAGE CENTER IN THERE WITH THEM." Seriously, everything but my comments and notes goes to the Watch Feed. Why? What's the point? Why would I need or want those to be in my Watch Feed if it's all already in my Message Center? I went to the Watch Feed to see Status Updates, but I couldn't find any among all the auto-updating, auto-scrolling deviations and Journals. And since Status Updates aren't shown any where in the Message Center [like everything ELSE in the Watch Feed], the Watch Feed is my only hope of seeing them. So I guess there goes a feature I was somewhat excited for but won't be getting much use out of.
But as much as I dislike about it, the update does have it's bright sides. Although I'm no fan of the tag system, the new Tag Editor does allow you to edit tags in bulk, so that's cool. And while the format of the Watch Feed does completely defeat the purpose of Status Updates by auto-scrolling without auto-updating, you can actually Favorite and Comment on new uploads directly from the Watch Feed itself, so what I DO manage to catch, I can instantly give feedback on, without having to load another page, which is really nice for slower computers like mine.
ANYWAY, that's enough verbal rampaging out of me. Let's talk about sunshine and butterflies, shall we?
In terms of what I'm working on currently, I'm back and forth between making new designs for my RedBubble, working on my entry for this contest, and breeding Pokemon in Y in preparation for ORAS [LOL]. Dude, Mega Beedrill hype. I also have another few ideas for more in-depth drawings than I usually do, but it's just that I'm TERRIBLE with landscapes in the first place, and then to top that off I don't have a tablet, so trying to make good, natural looking landscape lines with the damn Pen Tool is even harder than it would be for me in the first place. I'll give it a shot though haha.
Also, DON'T FORGET EVERYONE, I currently have Commissions open for the first time ever, so feel free to take a look and see if anything interests you. Or maybe you guys want something else? If so, let me know and I'd be happy to at the very least consider your request.