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Hey nerds!

That time of year again when I do something crazy for Christmas, so let's just cut to the chase!

:iconchristmastreeplz:ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!  I am giving 1 lucky person a FULL ANIMATION FROM ME!:iconchristmastreeplz:
(it's a 4-6 second nonintro loop animation with 1 character, full FX and digital paint colorstyle!)

Have you ever wanted one of my animations done with your character?  Now is your chance!  Here are the rules!

:bulletgreen: Gotta watch me!  Click that nice watch button!  1.) because you might want easier communication with me in regards if you win, and 2.) you're pretty much already interested in my animations if you're entering!  Why not see more as I make them?

:bulletgreen: Favorite the journal here, and Comment!  I will be using a random number generator from the list of Favorites in the journal!  That's the most effective way of selecting a winner!

A winner will be selected CHRISTMAS, DEC 26th at midnight, Mountain Time US time!

:bulletred: restrictions in animations for those who want clarification as to what I wont draw for this:

:bulletred: No explicit content/sexual content of any kind!  It's not my thing, dont expect it
:bulletred: Understand my animation limits.  I am not a Disney Animator, so I do have things that are out of my ability range!  I'll work with you and see if i can snag your Skype info so we can properly collaborate!
:bulletred: this animation is a repeating loop animation, meaning the intro is either a fade or something simple.  Nothing like Metamorphosis (those take so much time xnx)

Now why am I doing this?

I understand that alot of people have asked me about ordering these and the pricepoint is way out of their range, and that makes them feel left out.  This allows people from anywhere the shot at something of mine.  Unlike Kiribans which cause unfair advantages for people in certain timezones, raffles give people an even opportunity to get art winning chances!  The second reason?  I have a nasty habit of overcomplicating animations to the point of them taking months (aka Standby).  This helps me streamline ideas to the point where I can produce an animation to develop my skills in a week or 2, which helps me progress with my artistic agility!  Totes a Win Win Situation!

So, that's the gist of it.  Get to entering!  Here's an example of the quality level's you will be raffling for:
M e g a l o by DanSyron:AT: Lunaria by DanSyronKing of Hearts by DanSyron
Twisted by DanSyronThe Commute Home by DanSyronHigh Roller: Silas Brenner Character Card by DanSyron

Good Luck.  DS out

Collection: The Steampunk Menagerie

Thu Dec 18, 2014, 6:51 PM
51-img-00 by techgnotic

The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.

Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.

Goblins vs. Gnomes by SpicyGingerr

The battle was declared, and now, the semi-finalists are in!

In the Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge, we called for you to create your own inventive gnome or fearless goblin. Our judges scoured the entries, and found 25 goblins and gnomes whose mischievous inventions will surely cause some mayhem. Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations semi-finalists!

All-New Ghost Rider #12 Cover by FelipeSmith
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Foreword by techgnotic

Introducing Slywia Telari

The Today Page welcomes Slywia Telari (aka STelari) with a review of the one of the most beloved animated feature films of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Castle Of Cagliostro.” A DeviantArt community member for over six years, Slywia is a traditional artist, working mostly within the mediums of ink, graphite and water color, as well as a wonderful storyteller and concept artist. Slywia is also a Community Volunteer for Traditional Art, so please let her know if you see an artistic work that you feel is worthy of a Daily Deviation in that category.

I watched The Castle Of Cagliostro after having seen all of the “Master” Miyazaki’s more recent films. It was a fantastic opportunity to see the foundations of his career and the roots of the magic Miyazaki formula that he would apply in his later productions. Based on the “Adventures of Arsène Lupin III” manga created by the artist Kazuhiko Katō (or Monkey Punch, as he prefers to be known), The Castle of Cagliostro (1991) has continued to be very positively received by audiences over the years, despite a not so enthusiastic review by Monkey Punch himself, who liked the movie overall but felt the character’s interpretation was too far a departure from his original conception.

Arsène Lupin III is quite the charming burglar, said to be a grandson of Maurice Leblanc’s famous character, the French gentlemen thief, Arsène Lupin, whose first adventure was published in 1905. One of the major differences between Miyazaki’s version and Monkey Punch’s original is Lupin’s personality, transformed from a cold and ruthless criminal into a fellow who is rather heroic and good–natured at heart. Such changes didn’t bypass the other characters either, creating the sort of ensemble so recognizable (although still not fully developed) for those familiar with Miyazaki’s later films.

One can easily notice the signs of the Miyazaki style that was to become the flagship of Studio Ghibli. Not quite what you can see in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, released 5 years later, but with the attention to detail, the unusual camera angles and the pattern of movements personalized for each character, is exactly what you expect from Miyazaki in his other works. The setting, both the landscapes and the architecture, is a wonderful example of akogare no Paris, a romanticized vision of Europe (and European inspired locations), another trademark element of his productions. What may be surprising for Ghibli fans is probably the language, as he didn’t restrain himself from using more mature dialogue.

This movie will make you smile. It has a never-ending display of beautiful visuals to marvel at and chase scenes the animated equal of any in the James Bond films. It does have a few cheesy moments here and there, and a stereotypically evil, one–note antagonist, so atypical for a Hayao Miyazaki character. But it also has those forever memorable scenes that steal your heart and details that will make you wonder. The Castle of Cagliostro should be on your watch list. It’s a good one.

75-img-00 by techgnotic

Nature is a cruel mistress. As pioneering filmmaker Werner Herzog once wrote about the dangers of explorers heading off into the wilderness seeking enlightenment:

I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility, and murder.”

— “Grizzly Man” (2005)

The wilderness has always fascinated mankind as a subject for art.

It’s the first thing that our ancestors recorded in cave paintings. Sometimes we foolishly attempt to ‘tame’ it: seventeenth century English gardens were purposefully laid out in man-made rectangles, in order to illustrate our mastery over our environment by subordinating the landscape to empirical rules of mathematics. Sometimes we attempt to capture a joyous spirit of reconnection with lost pastoral idylls: the paintings of the nineteenth Pre–Raphaelites embraced the landscape, perhaps realized in its most sublime expression in Sir John Everett Millais’ painting of “Ophelia,” in which the doomed heroine literally drowns herself in an act of transcendence.

However, in the early twenty–first century, when satellite science has mapped ‘everything,’ and wonderment is in short supply, it takes a special artist to make us appreciate nature anew.

Andy Goldsworthy is that artist, who collaborates with nature to make his art. Goldsworthy reconfigures natural elements into new forms: cutting, splicing, stitching and stacking found elements including pine needles, leaves, ice, twigs and rocks; creating sculptures and formations that make us look at the world differently, as if seen with new eyes.

Many of the resultant sculptures are ephemeral (like Millais’ “Ophelia” with those fake flowers on her dress, as she sinks into the water—it all rots in a symphony of fecundity), and their only manifestation is in recorded photographs—taken back from those lonely sojourns into the wild, then, themselves, reconfigured as photographic prints in a gallery context—that capture that ‘perfect’ second’ before these works will, inevitably, expire.

Goldsworthy exacts his own meditations on “chaos, hostility, and murder” to create new forms that radiate a sense of harmony and wonder. When looking at photographic works such as “Iris Leaves with Rowan Berries” (in which green slats of leaves are arranged into a fusion of Asian and Mondrian–esque forms that contain iridescent fields of red berries within, all free–floating on water), or ice forms literally put together with the artist’s saliva, it’s possible to glimpse a fragile poetic metaphor for how mankind’s impact on the planet is both intimate but also a matter of free will:

What will you do to this ecosphere that we live on?

Will you create wonders, or will you destroy?

Goldsworthy, however, doesn’t seem to be an artist with an agitprop eco–theme, or an “earth first” tub to thump.

Rather, he seems to exult in just being in an environment that has no morality; just opportunities for expression. It’s a state of simultaneous emotions of humility and savagery: the former because he submits himself and his abilities to making his art from whatever nature presents to him; the latter in that he destroys to create, by splicing and cutting and imprinting his humanistic view on a world that was quite happy in its own proclivities and wonderments before this ‘man’ came along.

It’s a heady mix that asks profounds questions of the viewer. Goldsworthy’s permanent pieces (sculptures, not photographs), include a series of rock–built sheep pens, in rural English farming locations, that might appear more CGI in execution than the actual collection of physical materials, as they ‘jump’ over walls in arcs of brick… and yet they are real. Tangibly so, constructed from separate parts but containing their own fragile balancing eco–system within themselves. They are strange and otherworldly, yet also practical, designed to last for decades, repulsing the eroding forces of wind and rain.

Those amongst Goldsworthy’s viewers who are prepared to put on some hiking boots and get themselves out into nature can see these permanent artworks for real; or can see Goldsworthy’s photographs and imagine themselves, Ophelia–like, communing with a bigger world.

Your Thoughts

  1. Do you have a preference for either Goldsworthy’s permanent or transient works, and if so why? What does this say about your own conceptual leanings in working with, or contemplating, nature?
  2. What would be the bigger thrill for you: being driven 20 minutes to a museum to see a massive survey show of Goldsworthy’s photographs, or hiking for three hours to see a single Goldsworthy sculpture? Either way: why?
  3. Goldsworthy brings nature into man-made spaces. Is this a legitimate strategy, or is it just trendy co–option? Does the fact that these works are even seen in a gallery pollute the spiritual core of the original artistic impulse?
  4. Is “process” (i.e. the hidden unseen aspects of Goldsworthy’s work before we get to see the final work) a critical part of an artwork, or is all that just preparation, that we don’t need to know about, and which has no impact on the final singular work?


Journal Entry: Thu Dec 18, 2014, 10:36 AM

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Kitty Kiss for the Camera by bridgetbrightMe Without You by BrightStar2
Daughters in a Wheat Field by CarolynYMThe Light by Canankk
Steampunk Adventure by CindysArtBallerina by CaryAndFrankArts
Eagle-owl by DanaAndersonPeacock by CRGPhotography
love by KarlsSkiesin my dreams.. by candysamuelsFire by Dance0927
Sweet Memories by Egil21Fleur cristalline by DigithalieBlanket by EvaPolly
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The Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia by Hermetic-WingsAutumn Mosaic by GlassHouse-1
Princess Hevonie by HevonieNo News... by HMissXX
Sea Life in the Bottle by hiaamirHappy birthday elodie 50 a by ingeline-art
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another dream....... by iytjStarry night by isider
The Oriental Rose by Joe-MaccerGoing up ... by JACAC
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Snooze by JamminJoYour Dream Awaits You by martintinazI got them! by JocelyneR
Up 38,000 feet II by JulianasGrandmaTranquila Tempestad by LaraBLNLooking towards home! by Kiwi-CutieSmilez
Immerse by Laxmi-ArtsBuilding a Mystery by Lauraest
Moonlight Magic  by LindArtzPerfection by Lilyas
Moonlit darkness... by Lirulin-yirthThe spring fairy-A tavasz tundere by ladyjudina
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Frozen by MonaParvinyolak..path by MeralSarioglu
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journal skin by sempiternia
The latest Community Feature Project almost sounds like a song :aww: But it's definitely one type of project I really love to participate in.
It took some time, and it's not just yet last-minute, but I admit, it's close.
I chose to "DD" some of my personal favorites that I've collected over the years, in the category that is closest to my heart (and yes, knowledge). I haven't made many APN features, and many of the photos are, in my opinion, magnificent captures, while otheres have the definite cute factor incorporated as well.
When I chose the photos I'm featuring, none of them had (if I looked correctly) received a DD yet though some deviants may come by several times. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have :)

Short-eared Owl Relaxing by ClaudeG Miau 3 by Grim-Jester
Staring at you by juhku Jumpers by MorkelErasmus Light by Vikarus
 Sea of Freedom by BenHeine Desert Survivor by MorkelErasmus
 Pondering-Cheetah1 by alisonbuttigieg Mru, suspicious. by Dark-Raptor Doggone Hydromechanics by philippaopao
 Mirror kitten by KARRR Cat in the bag by bagirushka
 Out of the Gloom by Chikrata The Dark Magician by darkcalypso Cat and goldfish by katjajensen
130 by kaskaa96 4 cats by Wordup
Dark cat by Chris-Lamprianidis Eyeliner by carinamaiwald Family by Maxikq
Tarsier by Lhotse5 Lion Light by Shem-inja
 Swimming tiger by AlesGola Schizophrenia by Piscisvolantis Fairy cat by Arkus83
 Selina by AriCaFoix Giraffe Photo study by ianparra
 Glossy bird in glossy world by BogdanBoev img_7783 by dfm63 Willem van Steenbergen by IllusionoftheDay
 The Fox and the Fly by thrumyeye JUMP by thrumyeye
 Get my Best Side by Chikrata Birdy Loves You by kauf-mich Burrowing Owl by DingoDogPhotography
Wintery by kim-e-sens .sweety. by awphotoart
Napping Piglets by nele102 TRAVIEZO by capitainrock2001 Lil' Hunter by amrodel
Day dreamer by EitanTugy Where am I?! :-) by RadekDemjan
Wet Pussy by thrumyeye Cute face by Arkus83 Damn, that stupid dog is everywhere! by Suzie18
looking up by Thunderi another cute kitten by vadalein
Burrowing Owl by Eltasia Little Life for Little Ant by felixheru hidden enough? by morho
Itchy by SaicaChii SMILE WITH ME by ELKAPL
155 by Bulinko Want's the grass by Lizziesphotos I'm Not Joking by darkcalypso
African wild dog. by Ravenith 301. by Bullter
Two Kingfishers by Sergey-Ryzhkov Leptophis ahaetulla, Parrot Snake by Emma-Lawlor Misty by JessicaM
The kiss by Piscisvolantis Karamuk by RezzanATAKOL
Hidden by jenarose A Tokay by Helena1 On the Rocks (Leopard) by vinayan
Polar Spin by spike83 Lion in Flight by MorkelErasmus
Foxy Playtime by MorkelErasmus The Fox Shake by thrumyeye Otter Paws by DeeOtter
Galapagos-Mother's Love by PaulVonGore where all the stars gone? by morho
 Tree Kangaroo: Reach by TVD-Photography lunch by ignosc Jazz paws by DeeOtter
eyes by DaSchu Muuuuuum by Svenimal
Simply Red by Skia Eyes on you by AngiWallace Devil by deanbradshaw
Always watching by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Laughing Red eyed tree frog by AngiWallace
 .: Momentum :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Cape eagle-owl by TriinErg .:In Mid Air:. by RHCheng
Talont by iphelps Feed me! by FreyaPhotos
Sneak Attack by Nate-Zeman Swift Fox Question by Jack-13 What do you mean I'm not an herbivore... by DeeOtter
Crested Gecko by mansaards Hammock Kitties by DeeOtter My fast food by Metkan
Beauty red fox II by Eltasia Close Encounters by Alannah-Hawker
Kullerkatze by vadalein Mountain Lion Cub by lost-nomad07  DQD3979a by duongquocdinh
 White Backed Vulture - Flight of Freedom by LivingWild Face to face by Ramiye
Cat And Butterfly by elvirazakharova What Mouse? by hoschie Cracked eyes by brunocissoto
Vietnamese mossy frog 2 by AngiWallace Narcissus by thrumyeye                                                 


Thu Dec 18, 2014, 10:29 AM
All About

We all see them around DeviantArt :love: … they do WONDERFUL things for this community in one way or anothis :typerhappy: … we admire them; we love them; we would LOVE to get to know them a little more :iconloveloveplz: … Well now is your chance to see how they are, how they think, how ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL they are!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Today we will get the chance to look into morbidman187 ’s heart :love: … He’s one of the Community Volunteers who gives his all at the Chats & Forums :iconloveloveplz: … Do you want to peek into his heart??? :iconloveloveplz: Well, COME ON!!! :iconyaayplz: Let’s go meet the “human” behind the username!!! :eager:


Who is morbidman187 , how would you describe yourself?


I am a fairly quiet person most of the time but can be talkative. I am usually either some level of fine or grumpy. From what I have heard which seems to be pretty true to me I am a weird bearded guy with long hair and an obsession with animals, pizza and music.

stark raving normal by morbidman187


What do you enjoy the most about your own DA experience?


The friends and fun I have had on all parts of the site and the different things I have seen and learned.  I am on every day and on and off the site I talk to people from DA. People who have introduced me to all kinds of art and ways of doing things and are friends I can talk to about all different kinds of subjects. Some I have known for a short while and other I have known most of my time on DeviantArt.

Innocents by morbidman187


What brings joy into your life outside of DA?


Friends, music, animals, gummy bears and whiskey. Sometimes a combination of some or all of those things in long skype calls.

It claims another by morbidman187


If you could have ONE wish fully granted in life, what would be that one thing you would call "A dream come true"?


I would love to have my own pet store or reptile park. Something to justify getting all the creatures I want and what is a very expensive hobby and interest. Also because I would love to work with animals for a living.


What is in your opinion your BEST quality as a human being?


My ability to overcome difficulties and deal with the problems in my life with patience, or chose not to deal with things that will negatively impact me.

Foot Steps by morbidman187


If a time machine was invented and you could travel in time to any period of your life, which one would you like to revisit? Would you try to change anything about that time?


I would probably do something stupid like going back in time to when I saw Nine Inch Nails and warn my friend about what was wrong with his car so it didn't take us an extra 5 hours to get there. I don't really have any interest in making any major changes to the past because what happened made things how they are now.

Ambush from above by morbidman187


What is your true passion in life?


Creatures, not much besides music that will make me ramble as much as that. Either how much I like or dislike something, for the most part ones I do like. I have always enjoyed many kinds of reptiles, amphibians, invertabrates and of course something more common like dogs.

Collective Beauty by morbidman187


What occupies your thoughts during most of the day?


Most of the day is spent thinking of different things I need or want to do. So usually focused on pets, music, work or what I want to watch depending on what day it is.


What does "LOVE" mean to you?


Love to me is when you care about someone's wants and needs as much as you do your own.

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What is your favorite quote?


I don't really have a favorite but right now the closest thing to one would be. “Many words have been granted me, and some are wise, and some are false, but only three are holy: "I will it!”  Ayn Rand, Anthem

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Journal Entry: Thu Dec 18, 2014, 6:57 AM
dont look at me

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my kitten heard me crying so she jumped up on my bed and shoved my hands out of my face and smooshed herself up against my cheek and lay across my face
now she's just purring in my ear and she keeps putting her paw on my eyes as if to say "Cease."

i feel loved

this took twenty minutes to type bc interference w/paw

- silver