Fractalism and Unorthodox Findings in Visual ArtWhat I’ve Learned.Fractalism and Unorthodox Findings in Visual Art1 day ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I’ve experimented with painting a lot. With painting shapes, forms, abstracts, reality, patterns, landscapes, human figures, and much more. I think I’ve probably done somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 paintings by now, probably closer to 450. I never went to a school to learn how to paint. I had a mentor, William Vanya, who guided me in his variable styles, but the way I learned was basically sink or swim; paintings that were good were kept (not many early on) and paintings that were bad discarded. With no formal training regimen such as a syllabus, it was basically a wild goose chase on the hunt for good form and visual aesthetic. Early on it was hard for me to recognize when a painting was finished, and especially hard to recognize good deconstructivist pieces. There were great paintings that were painted over or destroyed without the sense to protect them from my untrained eye.
During the two years that I locked mysel
Something Not So FunnyLately here on deviantART, I've been seeing something that is becoming a lot more common as the years go by.Something Not So Funny5 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
To many, it seems extremely unimportant while to others, it could possibly mean the difference between continuing to enhance their skills or quit art all together.
"Stealing" is a word that is often thrown around a lot to the people who do this. These users, who have likely not read and fully understood deviantART's terms of agreement, take other users' artwork and post them on their own accounts or steal their character designs. It takes the fun out of making the stuff that we do and makes us, as artists, feel extremely... well, used. Like our artwork doesn't matter.
A lot of us aren't like professionals. We don't get paid for what we do. Our sole gratification for even making the stuff we do is our favorites and comments. Nothing else. Some on this site get paid for it, but I sure as hell don't.
To take the artwork of someone else and post it on your account without permission
Silverwing and Adaptation DecayLet’s take a minute to talk about adaptation.Silverwing and Adaptation Decay1 day ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Whenever a book becomes a movie or a TV show, changes have to be made. Purists will tell you any change is bad and the book is automatically better. This is sometimes the case, but it isn’t automatically so. I’ve come to enjoy movies like The Godfather and Die Hard much better than their literary versions because they were able to tell the story and keep the general ideas intact with a few medium-appropriate changes while still making a great final product.
This takes us to Silverwing. I don’t think my initial Atrocity review was enough to articulate how much of a fail this series was. The books were just great, offering a detailed portrayal of bats. Bats are usually portrayed as the devil, but author Kenneth Oppel was able to tell a great story with well-researched animal behaviors, vivid language, and interesting philosophies to make this great story. The show has none of that, but we’ll
Have you truely repented?Have you truely repented?1 day ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Have you fully repented? This video will help to put things into perspective!
The wages of sin are death, and everywhere you look on earth is sin. Take inventory of what you say and do each moment of everyday so you arent counted among those who would fall short. Very few will make it, this is written....so many claim to be follow Christ yet will fall short!!! Please, I beg you repent and leave the ways of this world behind! The art, media and even games are full of corruption that chain us to our own destruction, if you love God, if you fear his judgement, please turn from the world and its ways while you can!!!
/ramble ep5: Green Doesn't Make Green/ramble: Electric Vehicle Series/ramble ep5: Green Doesn't Make Green4 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Part 1 – “Green” Can't Bring in the Other Green: EV Economics From a Corporate Perspective
(For simplicity's sake, assume that I mean both hybrids and true electric vehicles when I use the term “electric.” If I'm talking specifically about electric-only cars, I'll call them “full electric.”)
By now, anyone who has read my previous posts knows that I'm...not all that fond of Electric Vehicles. They are an expensive, inefficient, form of transportation that is feasible in few applications, and cost-effective in even fewer.
That said, however, most of the arguments I have posted before are rather common. You see them, and responses to them, on any forum post or comment section involving debates about electrics versus any other power source. Range limitations, chemical limitations of batteries, personal cost: those are all very common arguments.
There is one argument, however, that is not: the cost to automakers.
Why Sonic's stories Suck now.It's no secret to long time Sonic Adventure fans that the writing for Sonic has really gone down hill. Maybe it's depressing even. I mean, hey, we grew up with these games and Mario could only dream of doing so well. Creating characters that we could really feel for, whom we loved, and who we admired. We have Shadow, who's the ultimate lifeform. Gamma, a robot some say destined to be destroyed, and with a flicky inside of him, that's not far from the truth. We have Silver, a hedgehog from a ruined future. And Tails, a younger character who just wants to be like Sonic but needs to find his own way and be himself.Why Sonic's stories Suck now.5 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
But what is Ken Pontac doing with all this.
In fact, do you even know who he is?
Welp. As of Sonic Colors. Ken Pontac is our new writer.
And when I look at his calling card, I'm not so impressed.
I see things like Happy Tree friends and Gumby Adventures. (Of which I only saw A little bit of Gumby's footage. It was something about a kid pu
Konzervacija slika, problematika i pristupZa početak je potrebno definirati restauraciju i konzervaciju umjetničkih slika. Restauracija je kompletan zahvat «popravka» i «obnove» oštećenog umjetničkog djela koji podrazumjeva konzervativne zahvate ( zahvate očuvanja konstrukcijskih djelova slike – podloga, preparacija, slikani sloj) i estetske zahvate (uklanjanje prljavštine sa slikanog sloja, tj. svi zahvati koji podrazumijevaju djelovanje na estetski dojam slike (lakiranje, retuširanje). Ovaj način podjele, iako banalizira problematiku, jest univerzalan te olakšava razgovor o samoj restauraciji. Važno je naglasiti da konzervacija kao restauratorski zahvat i zanimanje konzervatora su dvije vrlo različite stvari. Obje se bave očuvanjem, no prva očuvanjem sastavnica umjetničkog djela, dok druga popisuje, katalogizira, proučava umjetničko djelo i njegov smještaj i važnost u povijesnom kontekstu.Konzervacija slika, problematika i pristup2 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Nous sommes desolesNous sommes vraiment désolé(e)s pour cette longue, très longue absence...Nous sommes desoles3 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Il faut avant tout savoir que Calypsoo, Lucie et Limetax sont en période d'examen jusqu'au 1er juillet inclus, il sera donc difficile pour eux de participer jusqu'à cette date. Pour le reste, sachant que Calypsoo (qui gère le compte) est assez occupée en ce moment, nous allons voir pour modifier quelque peu le fonctionnement du groupe, ainsi que le fonctionnement des participations.
De plus, nous rappelons que nous sommes toujours à la recherche de membres plus ou moins réguliers, et plus ou moins bilingue (google trad' n'est pas mon ami, non).
Aussi, je le dis maintenant, nous allons faire un thème du mois (celui de juin sera annoncé le 31 mai) et au lieu d'avoir un thème par semaine, il y en aura un pour deux semaines (je ne sais pas si vous me suivez bien ^^"). Aussi, les participations ne sont désormais plus ouverte qu'aux dessins. Nous accepton
Conflux (Jazz Metal)Conflux (Jazz Metal)22 hours ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
1) Hello and welcome here, let's introduce yourself!
Hi! I'm Kevin, the guitar player and songwriter of the jazz-metal band Conflux.
2) Why have you chosen this monicker, "Conflux"?
Well, the word "Conflux" means a meeting of disparate parts, and we thought it really perfectly described the blend of jazz, heavy metal, and other styles of music that we try to incorporate. It's also not limited to just "jazz" or just "heavy metal". It's a conflux of everything musical that makes this band what it is.
3) I have seen your video on YouTube; and I have shared the link on a Jazz community on Google+, with other users!
Can you tell us something about that video?
Thank you for that! We've gotten a really great response about the video. We didn't really have a concept for a music video at first, but honestly, we don't take ourselves all that seriously, and we sort of mixed a goofy little plot with shots of us just rocking out. It was shot and directed by a good friend, David Katauskas. He really
My wolf Seam by Gear The WolfMy wolf Seam by Gear The Wolf1 week ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ask OCs Question 1 and Now Accepting!Siara-chan asks: What's Saki's fav color? ^^Ask OCs Question 1 and Now Accepting!1 day ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Saki: I really don't have a favorite color, love. I like all of them. Except black; that color's so depressing.
Hey guys! I know I know I said I'll be accepting any and all questions for my OCs, but so far I only got one. Not to fear, though; they're still open!
Any of the above OCs are available, along with Kani "Brenna" Mukizu, Brandon, Kaede "Brandie" Fuketsu, Katee Awons, and my minor OCs Kiki Minatsu, Makaria, and Mishito Uzumaki.
Please keep in mind with my Naruto OCs: I am up-to-date on the Naruto Manga, including the 700+ Chapters. This means Koinu is no longer eight years old; she's an adult like the others. Also, Inuan and Amia are now dead; they died during the war. Mishito and Saki have gotten together and got married; they now have a daughter named Misaki, who's the same age as Bolt, Naruto and Hinata's son.
Ask away! Feel free to ask about fan fiction events as well
Judgement on Babylon!Judgement on Babylon!4 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
For the longest time I considered that great city of Babylon in Revelations to be the Papacy, It met all of the requirements except for one...the industry! Rev: 18 speaks of not being able to buy or sell with them again and the rest of the world will mourn that they cant enjoy the wonders they had offered the world, the finest of every sinful luxury. While the Papacy is still the false profit, teaching Idolatry and cultist paganism to take away from the word of God and replacing it with meaningless filler to serve the men in charge of it like in Jesus's time, it lacks the means to an end described for its destruction. The US, my poor country, so well off that you forgot the Lord...you forgot where your blessings came from and sought out evil and vile means to shame us before the eyes of the Lord and his angels (speaking of myself too, being a sinner) bringing judgement down onto our people! We take idols into our homes and not only put them over our Lord, but cast away our first faith
mehanizam slikeRestauracija umjetničkih slika na platnu- Što je potrebno znati?mehanizam slike2 days ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Ikao se restauratorska problematika i način rješenja mjenjaju od umjetnine do umjetnine, pristup radu i činjenice na kojima se bazira ostaju nepromjenje.Svatko tko daje umjetninu na restauraciju ili je zadužen za nadgledanje izvedbe radova mora poznavati osnovne pojmove, kako bi mogao razumjeti proces .
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