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DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 7, 2015, 1:00 AM
DeviantArtist Questionnaire


How long have you been on DeviantArt?
8 years

What does your username mean?
I wanted something piratey and slightly girly that would tell that this is a stock account.
:iconpiratelotus-stock: <- see, that's me there

Describe yourself in three words.
Wiggly, hungry, meow

Are you left or right handed?
Right

What was your first deviation?
We don't need to talk about that

What is your favourite type of art to create?
Stock.  Actually I like sewing stuff more probably.

If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
Realistic drawing

What was your first favourite?
On this account, it was my first stock use:
Tonight Tonight Tonight by tenko72 by tenko72

On my other account, which was made before this one, it was:
Forsaken by Saimain by Saimain

What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Stock and stock uses

Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
I don't have just one and I can't start naming them or I'll leave someone out and feel bad!

If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
Any of my CV or stocker friendlies!

How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
I went to England to meet up with Tasastock and RaeyenIrael-Stock, and we also saw WW-Stock, so that was a really cool life event.  Soon I'm going back to visit/meet another deviant :)

What are your preferred tools to create art?
Camera, lights

What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
My home

What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
One time Fiona (UnicornReality) posted this in a chat room:
:iconultimatela1plz::iconcornerla6plz::iconcornerla5plz::iconcornerla4plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconlawooplz::iconcornerla6plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconcornerla5plz:
:iconcornerla1plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconultimatela3plz::iconultimatela3plz::iconcornerla7plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconcornerla7plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconultimatela3plz:
:iconcornerla4plz::iconlyingla6plz::iconcornerla8plz::iconultimatela3plz::iconfatlaplz::iconcornerla7plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconupsidedownla3plz::iconultimatela3plz:
:iconcornerla1plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconupsidedownla3plz::iconultimatela3plz:
:iconcornerla4plz::iconlyingla6plz::iconlyingla6plz::iconcornerla8plz::iconcornerla4plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconcornerla6plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconultimatela3plz:
:iconultimatela3plz::iconcornerla6plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconcornerla7plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconultimatela3plz:
:iconultimatela3plz::iconcornerla7plz::iconlyingla6plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconultimatela3plz::iconcornerla6plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconultimatela3plz:
:iconultimatela3plz::iconcornerla6plz::iconcornerla5plz::iconupsidedownla3plz::iconultimatela3plz::iconcornerla7plz::iconlyingla6plz::iconcornerla3plz::iconultimatela3plz:
:iconcornerla1plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconcornerla1plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconcornerla1plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconlyingla2plz::iconcornerla2plz::iconultimatela2plz:

And I liked it so much, I stole it and saved it to post randomly on people's pages.


Another time she said this:
Hanratty-Stock: I would swim into a willy and eat it from the inside.
Hanratty-Stock: I disgusted myself D:

Why did I save these things?  It's from a document called "arstock quotes," that's how old that is XD



Aaaanyway, I tag everyone to do this survey!  Especially you people:
Elandria CelticStrm-Stock Aeirmid Null-Entity Malleni-Stock CD-STOCK kirilee SenshiStock EveLivesey anyman82 jademacalla HiddenYume-stock LibertineM maytel Talty shelldevil DamselStock skydancer-stock










Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Zig-Zag Feature

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 12:33 PM
Welcome to the latest lovefest between the photomanipulation community and the stock and resources community on DeviantArt! Here are the rules for participation:

1. You don't have to be tagged to participate!
2. If you are featured, you are TAGGED, and you MUST participate! Do it, guys!
3. No excuses!!
4. How to do it:  If you are a PHOTOMANIPULATOR, you must select 5 of your own favorite works and feature them. Feature ONE prominent stock photo and the name of the person who created it. (That means you'll have 10 total artworks in your feature.) If you are a STOCK PROVIDER, you must select 5 of your own favorite works and feature them. Tag your ONE favorite photomanipulator who used each stock image, and include their deviation that used your stock. (That means you'll have 10 total artworks in your feature.)
5. No tag-backs!
6. You have 24 hours.
7. Paste these rules at the top of your feature journal.

The features will "zig-zag" back and forth across the two galleries and create a feature explosion! 



Arms Side 5 by PirateLotus-Stock was used for

Mature Content

7 Deadly Sins : Lust by Dragon-Kiss
by Dragon-Kiss

Avebury Stone Circle 7 by PirateLotus-Stock was used for Slavic mythology. Semargl by Vasylina by Vasylina

Lioness Looking Up stock by PirateLotus-Stock was used for Spock by Seiden-Kaczka by Seiden-Kaczka

Squirrel Monkey by PirateLotus-Stock was used for Banana Joe by Enianou by Enianou

Hands- Gloves 6 by PirateLotus-Stock was used for Yennefer of Vengerberg by Kiorsa by Kiorsa


Now go get featuring!




OMG I'M LATE AGAIN WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME WORST CV EVER





:iconelandria: Features by Elandria


Done with Zoo and Colorado. Next up, model!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 7, 2015, 5:59 PM
Zoo, Colorado, Model Stock!


Done with Colorado!


Ok, well I'm done uploading Colorado stock.  I saved most of my favorites for last.  I was super impressed by how well it turned out to shoot in RAW.  The mountains started out looking SO bad; pretty much just a white piece of blah, but then I took them into the Nikon program and tweaked a couple slidey bars and BAM they looked awesome.

A few of my favorites:
Colorado 14 by PirateLotus-StockColorado 18 by PirateLotus-StockColorado 22 by PirateLotus-Stock


Before Colorado, I posted some zoo shots, of which the one below is my favorite, just because it's so funny!
Zoo 13 Penguin by PirateLotus-Stock

I also like this one because I tend to like weird angles that I think are super cool, but no one will ever use
Zoo 14 Penguin by PirateLotus-Stock




On to some model stock!


I took some new model stock the day before the summer solstice (this seems to be a yearly trend...I get to thinking "Oh here comes the summer solstice. Crap that means I haven't done model stock in almost a year!").  Right now I think I'm calling it Vine Fairy, but that may change if I come up with something better (I won't).  I'm working on going through it right now, so it'll be a while, but here is a teaser:












Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Contests to Check Out

Sat Jun 13, 2015, 11:33 AM
Here is a list of a few stock creation or stock use contests going on right now!


Coaching/mentoring competition 2015!What is this?
Many of you will recall the Coaching Competition, "Beyond Boundaries", from 2013. Basically, it was a 2-month competition in which participants were assigned to a coach (mentor), who was an advanced photomanipulator. The coach taught the students specific skills in accordance with the students' needs, and in the end all students had to complete one photomanipulation in accordance with a theme that was provided to them. It was a great opportunity to learn firsthand from someone who has mastered the field and who wants to share knowledge with members who want to expand their skills.
Improvements for 2015
This year, we are hoping to do another coaching competition, this time with some edits:
:bulletblue: We will screen participants in advance and only allow those who are sincere photomanipulators to join. By "sincere photomanipulators," I mean individuals who have at least 3 honest attempts at photomanipul

A CV-lead team photomanipulation contest, with coaches and manipulators that want to hone their skills.  Ends in a few months, depending on signups


Group Pose Drawing Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CONTEST IS OVER! But feel free to still do the challenge if you want. :D
--
It's been a long time since we've had a drawing challenge around here, so let's do something that will test your skills AND help the general drawing community!
As many of you probably know, finding references for multiple people can be tough. It's also a good exercise to compose multiple figures into one image! This challenge aims to both help you practice your multi-figure skills AND help the community have more resources for this type of composition!
How To Enter!
Create a line art drawing with 5 or more full body figures together using SenshiStock images as the reference.
Submit your composition under the Resources & Stock Images -> Line-art & Character Templates section, OR the appropriate pixel base section, with a Creative Commons license. In the Artist's Comments, link to the Sen

A line art-creating contest using stock from SenshiStock.  Use stock to create a resource! Ends July 1


Use my Stock CONTEST 4 (15 days left)More prizes have been added! Thank you so much contributors!
So many prizes!! Thank you everyone!
20 entries folks!
It's going well! So many beautiful deviations :la:


__________________

:bulletblue: A MYSTERIOUS SIDE :bulletblue:

 As artists, we tend to draw our characters with a beautiful and perfectly apparent face. And sometimes we forget about how cool and inspiring characters can be when we can't see their whole face. Remember how Sheik from Zelda, Amon from Legend of Korra, Master Chief from Halo, Kakashi from Naruto were (and still are) thrilling characters! And how, in every movie, a masked ball scenery can become so magical to us, viewers.
Let the imagination of your viewers define the mysterious side of your character. 
What can I draw? 
One or several characters with its face hidden or partially hidd

A contest using stock from LaLunatique where your character(s) must have their face partially hidden. Ends August 31


Short Challenge #7 - WINNERS Event of The-Imaginarium
Please read all information in this journal
Our new event will be short challenges with short deadlines, 2 weeks, so members will have something for fun.
What you have to do is simple, one manipulation with the stock required below.
How will be this new challenge ?

In this new you should do a manipulation with the stock below, but collaboration with your friend.
 

Your entry must be a collaboration (only collaborations will be accepted).
you can enter only with 1 collaboration (1 team).

Use your creativity and do what you want with the stock required, you can include others stocks of your choice as well.
Prizes
 First place (for each member of the team)
( 1choice of members and 1 choice of the founders )
200

A photomanipulation challenge using a specific stock where the entry must be a collaboration.  Ends June 25


Sunken mysteries - new contest! (closed)Hey guys!
Occie Dance I think it's time for a new contest ! Occie Dance
The theme is:
 Gem Sapphire SUNKEN MYSTERIES Gem Sapphire 
To date, we have explored less than five percent of the ocean.
95% have never been seen by a human being.
So, what is down there, in the deep ocean? What mysteries could we find?
Mermaid cities, shipwrecks full of treasures, ruins of ancient kingdoms, unknown creatures ?
Dark secrets that may never be revealed ?
Let your imagination run wild !


The rules
Blue Square Bullet your entry must be a photomanipulation
Blue Square Bullet your entry must be created exclusively for this contest
Blue Square Bullet all used stocks must be from legitimate resources

A photomanipulation contest exploring the deep ocean.  What's down there?  Ends July 10

Done with Oregon, Going to Colorado

Journal Entry: Wed May 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
Oregon, Colorado


Done with Oregon!


I am finished posting Oregon stock!  (Bout damn time, it's been almost a year...)

A few of my favorites:
Raptor Center 8 by PirateLotus-Stock Oregon 15 by PirateLotus-Stock Oregon 22 by PirateLotus-Stock

Next up is the zoo!  It'll be animals I already have in my gallery (pretty much) since I've been to the same zoo many times and they continue to have the same animals.  Hopefully the different poses and lighting conditions will be helpful!  They did have different lions this time.  They were all males neutered before maturity that consequently never grew their manes...so they look like females but bigger and with those rolls around their necks.  Really weird.  But anyway...expect zoo stock...soonish >.> I have to sort it first.  I will do that after vacation.  Which brings me to.........




Colorado


I'm going to Colorado this weekend and will be gone from Friday til Tuesday.  Don't send me anything time-sensitive; I won't answer in a timely manner.

Since we won't be there very long, we won't have time to do much (and it just dumped snow all over where we'll be, and I don't want to go hiking with snowshoes), so I'm not sure how much stock will come from this trip.  But, I'm going somewhere that I already have a ton of stock of (Estes Park/RMNP), though it would be cool to get some very snow-covered mountains.  I've never gone to Colorado this early in the year before, so I'm not sure what to do there in the snow (hell no, I'm not skiing).  Suppose I'll have to shop.  Ho hum. (ifreakingloverockshops)

BYE










Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock
:iconprojecteducate:
:iconprojecteducate:


Stock is an interesting thing...Stock is art imitating life for the purpose of future art.  In some of the resources below, it is taken one step further; the stock is art imitating (or at least inspired by) art imitating life, for the purpose of future art.  Is your head all confused yet?  Never mind, just enjoy this feature of stock and resources made for adding a touch of tradition to your artwork!



Renaissance portrait 3 by magikstock
Silver Goblet Precut by CelticStrm-Stock by CelticStrm-StockRock Pentagram original by postaldude66Tarot - Major Arcana 1 by TasastockRobed 6 by Peace-of-ArtAntique Hebrew Bible by DamselStock2014-06-29 Hair Today 011 by skydancer-stockAtlas 2 by WhiteWing-Stock-EtAlFallen Angel Nude Male by TheMaleNudeStockMandala by Mithgariel-stockMadonna in Labour 4 by AimeeStockStonehenge by Cynnalia-StockLormet-Architecture-1243sml by Lormet-Images


Birthday Feature

Journal Entry: Sat May 2, 2015, 6:00 AM
It is my birthday, yay me


It is my birthday today, so here is a feature of things I love!



Here is a list of things I love, featuring kick-ass artwork of those things!

Not included: People I know, as there would be too many to list and I know I'd accidentally leave someone out and there would be bad feelings and we don't want that.



Highland cows
Highland Cattle 3 by gestandene 'Saltire' Highland Cow by PERNicious-1 Highland coo ! by PaulBullenLandscapes

Crab Rangoon
Crab Rangoon by KneeeSeee Nara 006. by GermanCityGirl Baked Crab Rangoon by ultrastunning

Pirates and nautical stuff
pirate ship by jOuey- Travel Journal by luthien27 compass by koraykaragozler

Tree cities
City of wood by bocho Commission - Elf Forest by CassiopeiaArt Environment 028 - Tree City by RynkaDraws

Cheesecake
Mango Rose Cheesecake by cakecrumbs Lemon curd cheesecake by Pokakulka Cheesecake w/ mango by Naruto-II Cheesecake by isroman

Green Forests
Puzzlewood 27 by Tasastock Green pullover by Noirerora Greenwood by erynlasgalenphotoart

Kitty cats
Springtime by SarahharaS1 Little Thief by Suomuurain kitten by barguzinsib

Big kitty cats
Lion 3 by KilCillianChinese Panther 8_ stock img by sekhmet-stock Magic 2 by hibbaryStripes that Drip by robbobert

Paths
Lorien by Northstar76 Path 01 by ewatkins The Path by fotomanisch Pagan Poetry by tvurk

Boba Fett
Epic WTF? by HeroforPain You Should See the Other Guy by AdamMidd Boba Fett ESB by Mandalore-Knight

Mother fucking tacos
Cute Mini Tacos by aquajojo02 :thumb331537967: Fimo tacos earing by Miyu-Maneki

Chocolate tacos too
Chocolate Tacos by cakecrumbs

Gary Oldman
Commissioner Gordon _ Gary Oldman by nthomas-illustration Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg Dtl by tracieching Gary OLDMAN by Sadness40

Red pandas
Red Panda by AnnaShell red panda by Olessa Friends by Oniendra

Art I adore that doesn't have a specific category.  Click on these, seriously!
Black or white ? by Daduunka

Mature Content

Froggy Went A-Courtin' by philneff
Too Many Teeth by robbobert
Pattern by danilomartinis fear of being alone by ariadne-a-mazed MASK by DADAIST-Gabriel

Mature Content

Mirrors 3 by Nyx-Valentine

Mature Content

Don't Look Back by alberich

Mature Content

Painting with Light 2 by SeductiveByatch

Sauron The Fair by Valerhon Oil spill by CassiopeiaArt
'po-pot-ames by Hippopottermiss Polymer clay flask back view by MandarinMoon The Midnight Fairy by Lillyxandra
moon CLOSEUP__ by greenleaf-imagery Girl with Blue Butterflies by MagpieMagic The Wood Wife by LibertineM

Also
Forbidden Love by HinoNeko




Ok, I think that about sums me up.

I'm going to the zoo, bye :D









Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Voyage to the Unknown

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 28, 2015, 1:25 PM
Voyage to the Unknown



Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Art History Week!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 9, 2015, 5:32 AM








Art History week is coming up in projecteducate and we need your help!  Check out Em's journal below:




Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Crime Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 11, 2015, 1:28 PM



Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Trying to Save Up...

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 28, 2015, 12:33 PM




Trying to save up...


Etsy, Threadless, etc.

Helloooo!  So, I've got 5 weddings to go to this year (oh my) and 3 of them require travel.  I am trying all I can think of to find extra funds, as I'd really like to share all my friends' special days with them!  Here are the online things I've got set up, please have a look :heart:


I just updated my Etsy with new listings, please take a look and send it to anyone you think might be interested:



If you don't have money, but do have a Threadless account, I submitted a design and I need votes to get it printed, please (if you like it) give it a 4 or 5:


I've got many Premium Content deviations here, grab some of those if you find them useful!
Perspective 15 by PirateLotus-Stock Culdalasse Laihendi Ranger Teaser by PirateLotus-Stock Arms Side 13 by PirateLotus-Stock
Melted Wings 9 by PirateLotus-Stock Diana by PirateLotus-Stock Rock stock by PirateLotus-Stock



I've got clothing for sale in my gallery (good stock stuff!), let me know if you are interested in one of these:
Pirate Costume by PirateLotus-StockBlue Velvet Closeup 2 by PirateLotus-StockFaux Asian 10 by PirateLotus-Stock



Ok, I think that's all I can whore myself out with...Please share anything you think your friends would like! :heart:










Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

For the Love of...HORSES

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 26, 2015, 2:43 PM




For the Love of Horses


For the Love of...

If you are new to this series, basically they work like this: a keyword is chosen, and then some stuff from Stock and Resources that comes up with that keyword gets featured! YAY!

This edition is all about Horses!












Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

Community Feature Project: If I Could DD

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 2, 2014, 6:15 PM



Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock

For the Love of...AUTUMN

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 7:00 AM




For the Love of Autumn


For the Love of...

If you are new to this series, basically they work like this: a keyword is chosen, and then some stuff from Stock and Resources that comes up with that keyword gets featured! YAY!

This edition is all about Autumn!  Here in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn is on its way.  Let's look at some stocks for this season.












Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock