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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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A Tribute to Robin Williams

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 10:38 AM

Editor’s Note:

Why did we delay for more than a week the publishing of this remembrance? Because to properly reflect the impact of this loss on the millions of Robin Williams fans worldwide, we wanted to be sure to capture a true sense of the torrent of love for Robin pouring in from the community in the form of heartfelt portraits and other tribute art.

We chose the “best” pieces to accompany our own prose tribute, but the “best” kept being supplanted by “better bests.” There is no end to the river of love for Robin Williams and we expect no end to the fabulous tributes artists will pay to his work.

Why Robin Williams Was Important
(You already knew he was funny.)

The official obituaries are disappointing. Descriptions of his humor rely heavily on “you had to be there.” They are unable to use words to describe the manic madness that was a Robin Williams performance in full flight (improvisational probing of the uncaged and directionless zeitgeist of the youth of the times, 1978–80).

Robin Williams’ early work—zany stand–up comic then hitting big-time with prime time network sitcom—is followed by an appreciation of his skills as a comic actor in the Hollywood studio feature films that followed, the places where most of Robin Williams’ millions of fans worldwide came to know and love him: places like The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow-on-the-Hudson (1984), Good Morning Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), The Fisher King (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Good Will Hunting (1997). Robin Williams’ good–natured optimism and genuine love for humanity shined brightly on the big screen.

But to achieve such success in the movies meant disappearing the demonic anarchic spirit that animated Robin Williams’ early comedy club days—the very thing that electrified a lost and “stagflated” post-punk generation. Robin Williams in the movies was all of his wild energy minus any danger. He might have been the next Lenny Bruce, or even at least the next George Carlin, had his be-all, end-all work ethic not dictated that he accept roles in one studio picture after another, regardless of quality. His need to always be on, always pleasing people, resulted in so many of his movie roles being so insultingly far beneath the potentials of his true talents. Edgier projects never had a chance of organically evolving to emerge from his febrile imagination. He had to be constantly working instead of nurturing. It defined him.

Tragically, the same intense drive to always be working plus a ton of sudden wealth resulted in a cocaine addiction that took a serious toll on his health. He suffered through decades of rough divorces, of being on and off the rehab wagon, and a major heart surgery.

For those familiar with his career from his earliest stand–up days, this once whirling dervish’s gradual loss of comedic velocity was as painful to watch as it no doubt must have been for him to endure.  His final HBO special shows him to be just as funny as other HBO star stand-ups, the sadness being he was once pure genius, light-years ahead of the usual stuff. To see him falling back on bits of decades-old improv when new jokes died was a bit of irony the young Robin Williams would have savored and savaged.

The official chroniclers of our society tend to focus on “success” (especially financial) and how a person attained that success as the core narrative of an individual’s life. But very often a performer’s importance in influencing society lies not in being a role model over the lifetime of a successful career (e.g., the emphasis on how much money Robin Williams’ decades of movies made) but in some spark they provided to the inchoate consciousnesses of their audiences in the early days. The no-limits comedic freedom and anarchy represented by Robin Williams in his first few years on the stand-up scene may have been his lasting legacy, the TV and movies that followed reflecting a mere single facet of his talent, rather than a laboratory for honing his improvisational magic.

The word comes in that it was a Parkinson’s diagnosis that finally made Robin Williams fall to Earth. After having lived through his college roommate Christopher “Superman” Reeves’ quadriplegia and his friend John Belushi’s drug overdose death, this final cruel joke on him—this physical comedian extremis gradually losing half his language with his audience—was one cosmic irony he could finally find no humor in.

What will live on forever will be the pure unadulterated, sheer joy the mere sight of Robin Williams’ smiling face brought and will always bring to his fans. This joy is reflected back in an inundation of the deviantART website with over 5000 portraits and other “Robin-pieces” made and shared by the worldwide deviantART community of artists just since his passing. An evening at the movies with this man, even in his most formulaic “dramedies,” will always mean a psychic cleansing for the millions who love him, a receiving of this holy man’s gift of healing through laughter and his talent at transporting us to where we can indulge a return to our most childlike happiness.

But, wow, just remembering Robin Williams burning down the clubs in 1979—and imagining what could have been... Well, I guess you had to be there.

Questions for The Reader

  1. Do you think Robin Williams could have remained a vital comedian and comic actor even as he battled Parkinson’s disease? Have you battled disease while pursuing your art?

  2. Do you think that all great artists possess hidden “darkness” of the heart or mind that adds a powerful poignancy to their work? The funnier the comic, the more intense the suppressed dark side?

  3. Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

  4. Do you think it’s possible for successful artists to fight the allure of the more exotic dangerous diversions, deal with chronic depression, deal with serious diseases, yet still continue to create art successfully? Is a strong community a key to avoiding these hazards?

  5. Almost every comedic interaction from Robin Williams produced an immediate sense of well–being for the audience. Are there works of visual art or literature that have this effect on you?

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Fan Art Friday: Persona

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 9:24 AM by Lyricanna:iconlyricanna:

Hello and welcome to the 52nd edition of Fan Art Fridays :wave: I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature art from the Persona series :la:

Persona 01 by thestarofpisces Persona Lucifer - Helel by Aede-chan Persona 3 - Heralds by bahamutneo .Persona 3: Moreover, take off your headphones. by Hetiru I'd fight the world for you by Hanesihiko Persona Non Grata by MichaelLeeLunsford 130118 amagi by bara-chan Izanami's Fool by IceandSnow P3: illust by nyanooman walking by lanxingxxxx Persona woodburned tarot set by cutiechibi Persona 3 - Thanatos by kiyo-e Persona 4 - Izanagi 01 by garion Master of Persona by genkimami Persona 3 - Forced Religion by YumiKoyuki

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Community Relations Stamp by communityrelations Community Operations Stamp by fourteenthstar

film francais by MimusVitae
58730036 by pasiasty
Lone Traveller by ZiaulKareem
A Voice At The End of the Line by For-W-Art
station snapshot by lightdrafter
falling... by toistaitoinen
busted again by arslanalp
PEOPLE by Nile-Paparazzi
Untitled by existencia5
beach by KseniaMaytama
kom2106 by WilfredSagen
assistance is offered by EintoeRn
witchcraft by PsycheAnamnesis
:: ghost town by noahsamuelmosko
Fuji5579 by wchild
Untitled by djailledie
the ladder ... by DeterFArt
from nowhere to elsewhere VIII by Tom-Ripley
Secret view by 9dZign
00707 by NunoFigueira
Balloons by pavboq
der Musengaul by tanja1983

:music: David Brubeck - Blue shadows in the street…


Hello everyone,

Welcome to a GetDailyDeviations feature! In this journal you will find artwork that was recently submitted and accepted into our galleries. These are some of the pieces that stood out the most, and that we believe deserve to be suggested, and potentially featured as Daily Deviations. Please show your support to the artists by checking out their work, and adding this journal to your favorites!

Police Any insults towards any of the artwork featured here, community volunteers, daily deviations as a whole, or anyone, will be flagged as spam! Keep your negativity to yourself please! Respect the artists!

New Age by Lordigan entertainment district by nigelhimself
Devil Inside by DominiqueWesson
Kill la Kill: Satsuki Kiryuin by Jencus cinamon by PatiMakowska
Sandking by bananamannen Silence by NekroXIII
Talking landscape by iraqson Phoenix by ArTGutierrez
Old settlement by vimark Ruler of Water by raptorzysko
fish by gracezhan Sakura Miku by KokoTensho
Meier and Charlotte by MirageMari Happy B-Day, Mariko-chan94 by Harumagai
Poison Ivy by Red-Vanilla19 Dreams of Ofelia by Tai-atari
Visitor by JacquesLeyreloup Zombie Amusement Park by stayinwonderland
Archaics by shoelesspeacock Memoirs of Dawn and Eternity by Hellknight10 The Face Of Letters Typography by ragheb-abuhamdan
'Tiny spellbook' necklace SOLD by seralune Mike's Harder: Dragon Rage by railrunnermiranda
Crescendo by ZephyraMilie QWERTEE Reginald Pug Features by JesikahhRAWR
Breaking Bad-Breaking Down by Ninjificus Je ne regrette rien by NB-PhotoArt
Watercolor Skull by mrsbadbugs The Mighty Thor by DaveBardin Maleficent by Akadio

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Showcase #072

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 8:38 AM
The Feature Showcase, issue 72 - a sequential visual collection of unearthed work in abstraction, diffusion, chiaroscuro, and oneiric aesthetic. To experience a similar exhibition of imagery to that which has been featured here, feel free to peruse the depths of my Favourites collection.

Recent Discoveries

Waves II by Matthias-Haker
7 198 by LeaHenning
frequency by deepinswim
Edge of reason by Image-heart
Around the Corner 2 by birgzett
Turtle Rock by KrzysztofJedrzejak
Drops like Snow by FreakyBabe
Zebra Woods by druteika
Der dustre Baum by feigenfrucht
tipping point by gr4y-inu
Untitled by mabuli
hypnone by deadendsoul
.after the rush. by tarpeia
A lot of lines by neverblind
shiva by KseniaMaytama
0490 by TomWasilewski
Selected Work

:iconmatthias-haker: :iconleahenning: :icondeepinswim: :iconimage-heart:
:iconbirgzett: :iconkrzysztofjedrzejak: :iconfreakybabe: :icondruteika:
:iconfeigenfrucht: :icongr4y-inu: :iconmabuli: :icondeadendsoul:
:icontarpeia: :iconneverblind: :iconkseniamaytama: :icontomwasilewski:
Featured Artists

Oh... So talented

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 22, 2014, 4:13 PM

Thank you kindly
for being such a great inspiration
with your beautiful art works!

This feature is a compilation of art work
from my friends, watchers ( which are also friends ) &
some of the wonderful works I come across visiting my friends and such...!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone:)

Traditional Arts...
InNoCeNT wHiSpErS by Fajralam
BIRD OF FIRE - phoenix by christiano2211
Blackberries. Want some? by MarysDrawing
Billie Holliday 5 by amoxes
Soar/Sore by Bonniemarie
Star Traveller by CpointSpoint

Microcosmos -study- by AyaSenoArtLyricalH
Cityscape by electranne
Butterflys by ilinea
Don't Panic by Xandyclause
Zweisamkeit by TheShiranja
Winter Evening by rooze23
Reptalialism-My Conciousness by erwinpineda
Puma by InkjetOctopus
Forest's light by RegInsenser

Digital arts...

Fairy Dust by ExclusiveArts-Studio
Breathe by MissMadcap
Paint yourself the colors YOU want by Yuuza
In Their Eyes by BenDavisArt
Ariel Plays with the Hair by akifune
Life by ParaisaDesign
Another rocks by KPEKEP
Pegaso heavenly Angel sunrise by FueledbypartII
Venus Rose - Exclusive Premade Stock by somadjinn
Haeven And Earth by Lior-Art
Furious by xmilek
cotton candy mermaid by Lolita-Artz
Somewhere by RazielMB

Literary Arts...
SempiternalShe says that
love is like a rose bush,
once you're caught
in its embrace
there is no escaping
for if you try to escape, 
the thorns will catch you and
only hurt you more.

He agrees.
She says she will never try to escape from their rose bush.
He makes his vows with another.
The cake is set, the moon is lit,
and she
They found her in a rose bush,
blood flowing out like a river.
Drowned in his love, forevermore.
UntitledLet the rivers of the eyes flow,
Let them immerse into your soul,
Mine just stopped the day I saw you,
You walked past me, my heart dived for you.
I could get drunk on your love,
Just like those two white doves,
You're my addiction and my desire,
You're the blood pumping in my hearts wires.
I'm hopeless sat looking at you,
I'm hopeful knowing I love you,
But I awake when the light hits my face,
It's morning again, it's the end of a dream I chase.
Saturated SeductionSaturated Seduction 7/23/14
You appeared to me in a dream.
You exist only in my enigmatic imagination.
The moon was heavy that night,
drunk with the power of the sun.
Pulling and pushing the tides
like my vacillating moods.
I swim through this vast ocean
of unrest searching for
a place to call home.
I created your face
to give me comfort.
I carved out your being
to fit perfectly with mine.
Your hair danced like fire even
though the sea consumed you.
Sometimes my dreams are lucid -
most times I forget.
But you linger like an after image -
as a flash of a camera in
my watery eyes.
You stay with me on nights
of uncertainty - when all my
doubts bombard and petrify me.
I am rooted in place, too
frightened to move...on.
If you were real it would feel like a dream.
I would never wake.
Eternal slumber has a nice ring to it.
waste my fuseHow it feels, such like light snow upon my neck in heat when you gift me with your faint touch
Your fingertips so like reflections off oceans, warm, cool and tingling
Your eyes upon my face, revelation of your smile,….I can feel my reserve come down,
My muscles erased of their solidity
The thought of your lips touching my own, like one rich and generous meal following
Half a century of famine,
Now you’ve seen me lowered before you, yielding utterly and silenced, ignite my flame
Take your hand of choice, close those tasteful succulent fingers around my neck and crush me
Draw your other, close those fingertips firm, and strike my face, strike me, strike me, strike
Little Boys Don't Play with Dolls"Little Boy's Don't Play with Dolls," by Averi Polczynski
I am a doll; my arms, my legs, my clothing, my hair, they are all synthetic. My eyes are not real, yet I can see out, like the windows of my prison. If I push the walls open, I can climb down when no one's looking, get to the living room, the kitchen, my parents' room, the third bedroom that my sister used when she still had a head. Little boy's don't play with dolls, they destroy the women and let the men watch.
No one plays in my prison, so like a castle but without King Arthur's court. The fake food, the fake kitchen, the small chairs and tables... The kitchen has fake knives, fake things I cannot use and fake things that cannot hurt me. I wish they could. But once, I didn't used to think like this, once there were five dolls in my prison. My mother, my father, my older sister, a large dog... And the large place was a home. But he took them all from me, and it's just me. The younger brother.
The days blend together, and I wai
Serenity's AngelI am she, Serenity...
Thou knowest not my beauty.
But if ye sought the face of the Lord
surely, I would come to thee.
My wings are bound and chained
to fly, only, unto the sincere;
whom have searched with the angels
of Patience, and Mercy; and Truth,
for the key to my seal.
I reside not, in the halls of vexation,
nor do I neighbor with wrath.
I know only the ways, of love and justice
and all they of whom, such qualities hath.
I flyest through the beginings
unto the ends of the earth; my candle
an eternal flame.
Given to me  of the Lord
for affinity...
and share my name.
My Night Out With Poe
Riding on the midnight rail train, snoring madman drives me insane,
while in the distance city lights entice us ever onward.
Try to sleep but him so noisy, wishing I was back in Boise,
not to mention silly raven, acting like my hat's a haven.
"Awfully hot in here," I stutter, suddenly in walks a maven,
asking why I'm not clean-shaven?
Oh, how I wish I could relate, this dismal trek to his home state,
though in reality the tale would bore you to your grave.
This Edgar dude is not my friend, he's not someone I could defend,
his raven bud's a ghostly sort, mug's always got an odd retort.
"Nevermore," he's always shrieking, wond'ring if he's drunk on port,
pleading with him to abort.
Whistle blowing train is stopping, guess we're here my ears are popping,
oh good gosh to no surprise the moon is full and reddish.
Raven hops on Edgar's shoulder, wishing I was feeling bolder,
howling wolf off in the distance, questioning this mad existence.
"Chilly night," is all he offers, pressing on in

Little soul by Armed-Greek-shooter

The Art of Photography...
Clouds and Sunrays. by AdrianDunk
Coco by HekaAM
Like in a dream :) by AStoKo
Clover by barananduen
Taurus Mountains II by sivandogan1212
Pikachu's Mugshot by Bimmi1111
Waimea Canyon Hawaii by rsiphotography
Frozen flower in summer by trollwaffle
Perfect Gold by darkdex52

Have a wonderful weekend,
I am so late for the movies right now...! ( Teenage mutant ninja turtle... ) You know it...  I got 4 k!ds. Lol.

visits these wonderful artists,
and give them some faves, watch, and comments,
They deserve it...!

Light Hunters Feature #84

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 23, 2014, 4:59 AM

Enjoy some of the recent additions to our gallery

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Stock and Resources Galleries Pt. 5

Fri Aug 22, 2014, 10:00 AM by Elandria:iconelandria:

Galleries Month

Specifically for the Resources/ Stock Images sub category of the resources tree, DeviantArt has provided guidelines for submissions relating to size, quality and usefulness as explained in our favorite FAQ 809 -
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?

Images submitted to the Stock Gallery should be larger than 1000px on the smallest size - to promote good quality submissions and a basic standard across all types of stock image.

The Stock Gallery is split into many sub sub categories, not only to create a logical submission process, but also to aid artists searching for stock images.

  • Model
    Model stock photography contains 4 main areas, which are further broken down into full body, portrait, anatomy and nude in the adult sections.  
    It is worth noting at this point that all model stock photography should not contain sexually explicit poses as per DeviantArts submission policy and the following FAQ information -
    FAQ #220: What is Mature Content?
    FAQ #565: You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?
    FAQ #23: What are deviantART's policies on nudity?

    Similarly child stock photography should also be governed by the following guidelines -
    FAQ #248: Are there restrictions on art using children or teenagers (fictional or otherwise)?

    Further, "celebrity images" or "anime renders" are NOT acceptable as stock photography - please DO NOT submit them to any stock or resources gallery, even as a "preview".

    Girls Everywhere 47 by Falln-Stock Novice 17 by Kuoma-stock Power Punch - Pose Reference by SenshiStock Barbarian Warrior - 27 by mjranum-stock

    • Children
      Female - female children under the age of 16
      Male - male children under the age of 16
      Groups - groups of children under the age of 16
    • Female
      Anatomy - adult female anatomy such as hands feet and eyes (no genitalia shots please!!)
      Full Body - adult female models which should contain the entire model with no extremities cropped off the edge of the photo
      Nude - nude female photography for pose and anatomy references and should be marked as mature content
      Portrait - adult female portrait or 3/4 cropped where the face is visible
    • Groups
      Couples - 2 adult models in the image
      Full Body -2 or more adult models in the shot where there are no extremities cropped off the edges of the image
      Portrait - portrait or 3/4 cropped images of 2 or more adult models in the shot
    • Male
      Anatomy - adult male anatomy such as hands feet and eyes (no genitalia shots please!!)
      Full Body - adult male models which should contain the entire model with no extremities cropped off the edge of the photo
      Nude - nude male photography for pose and anatomy references and should be marked as mature content
      Portrait - adult male portrait or 3/4 cropped where the face is visible  

  • Nature
    Photographs submitted to the Nature section should have little or no signs of human habitation or urbanization except in the case of "man made" fire images

    Fire Wave - Stock by MD-Arts Mountain Stock 1 by Solanaceae85 Smoke Stock XI by Melyssah6-Stock sky by koko-stock Mountain Lakeside Background by Burtn

    • Fire - photographic images of fires or close up photographic images of flames etc
    • Landscapes - Photographic stock images of landscapes. Typically mountains, fields, forests, and more
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    • Skies & Space - Photographic stock images of skies, including clouds, stars and planets.
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  • Objects
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    Books 6 - Stock by Inadesign-Stock Jewelry Set I by LilyStox III. Skull Stock | 3/4 View by NaamahVonhell Object 37 - lion statue by Momotte2stocks

    1810- Cog Gear Works by HelenaRothStock Steam Engine 1 by fuguestock Clothes 5 by Tasastock Decorative Sword Stock II by Melyssah6-Stock

    • Household Items -Photographic stock images of objects like clocks, rugs, brooms, lamps, picture frames, appliances, books and more
    • Jewelry - Photographic stock images of objects like rings, necklaces, earrings, hair ornaments, masks, and more
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    • Wardrobe - Photographic stock images of objects like hair/wigs, dresses, shoes, boots, mittens, hats, and more
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  • Places
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    Skyline 2 by Stickfishies-Stock Alcazar de Segovia by EveLivesey Metro station I by CULAter-stock Abandoned 025 by neverFading-stock

    • Exterior -Photographic stock images of outdoor places including buildings/architecture, developed gardens, cemeteries, streets, and other urbanised places that are outside.
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  • Plants
    Photographic stock images of living plants, flowers, floral arrangements, cut or dried flowers and trees.

    Rose II by lieveheersbeestjePressed flowers stock by RocktueteMoss stock 6 by rustymermaid-stockBonsai Stock by Lostfiniel

  • Premade Backgrounds -
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    It is important to note that many "pro" stock collections such as SXC and Getty et al DO NOT allow their stock photography to be used in derivative works or redistributed.
    Just as with any photomanipulation, Please make sure you ALWAYS credit your stock - even if its your own to avoid any potential confusion!

    Cosmic Beach Premade Background by little-spacey A Dozen Starfields and Apo 7X Flames by dmaland Background 18 by ElenaDudina Cemetery II Bg Premade by StarsColdNight

    • Exterior - Computer generated or photomanipulated stock backgrounds that feature urbanized exteriors of buildings
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Don't miss out on the Miscat Superhero Contest here -  :la:

Random feature - random finds 3.

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 22, 2014, 4:09 PM
I'm prone to find stuff. Very fabulous stuff. From my friends, watchers, watchees, random folks, and an awesome new group called Photographcollection. Feel free to check it out! :D :hug: How are you doing, my dear friends? :hug: I've been wondering... And I guess I worked out how to locate feature stuff... :D Fabulous. :D

On target... by MilanogregTop O' The Mornin by dove-51
Spooky by MustafaSEZER
Precious by aidaabozaidWaiting For You by LUCILALEYLA
1200 by AziotShine by Fiend-V
FREE Bokeh texture rain 1 by FrancescaDelfinoSharpness by najsampierw
Rock Me by Applemac12
Introspection by 9dZignLess by lomatic
Lonely by MeMyselfAndMaddyAged by musicismylife10027
Shadow by 9dZignWires by 9dZign
You ll Never Walk Alone... by Tigles1Artistry
Humpback whale Alaska by gigi50Sky 5 by maiarcita
Like a Dream by WhiteBookI Dream... by WhiteBook
Our Planet, Our Home. by musicismylife10027Going My Way by SharonLeggDigitalArt
... by absentii
A-0442 by effjotHats Y - Reedit by lookslikerein
Tweetums - Reedit by lookslikereint h e g i r l I k n o w by silvia-giuli
Illumination II by tdg-addictWonderful Smile ... by Smaragd01
John & Johnny by vinylrose88M-121 by fotoz-euPEOPLE OF MY COUNTRY... by Tigles1Artistry
Eva I by kgeorgiosDreams can come true by hoffmensch
Relaxing all day long by Kayla-LarriseLeire by Gaia-Doallo
Candlelight by nahojsennahTake This Night by vika-mark
Street moment by ShakilovNeel
Plain by tinileenGolden hour try by MeMyselfAndMaddy
Glass by roarbinsonUntitled by musicismylife10027
Checkerboard by musicismylife10027Gateway to the Soul by Kayla-Larrise
Reading by FrancescaDelfino
Stacked by Thelma1Bold by Drake-UK
fire reflection by pijnappleInfinite light by AniqeAnuk
Trapped Creativity by musicismylife10027Make a Wish by alexgphoto
The Orange Glow by Questavia
Dedication by 1001GEsquisse by Annabelle-Chabert
*** by FatalvIceland - Skogafoss by CID228
Welcome to Norway 2 by ha-rat-kiriFloating Rocks by artbitNick
Like a Mirror by musicismylife10027
Crown by ArisHorizonLonging for Krishna by Nameda
Green Power by CaveCanem42Summer 6 arc by Henrikson
Still Time by sascha-jungHungarian parliament by Bandee94
Bronco time! by candysamuels6 The Prize by InayatShahUnfolding by IndigoSummerr
The World Outside by WishmasterAlchemistCome on Here by IreneHorvath
Inception by DMMDesignDeep End by DMMDesign
Wald #27 by HeikoGerlicher*** by Fatalv
Pretty Lady by SharonLeggDigitalArt
16-Flower by MeMyselfAndMaddySS: Superheroes by lookslikerein

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Bookbinding Tutorial by JamesDarrowHow to make Armor with Foam Sheets and Fabric by RuffleButtCosplay

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    Tutorials explaining different techniques in creating digital art.

Photomanipulation Tutorial  on blending by tamaraRTutorial How I make the Fire by Caphricorn

  • Flash

    Tutorials explaining different Flash techniques.

How to Become a Flash Wizard by MythogamerFlash Tutorial for Newbies by madelief

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How To Make A Lightbox (For Craft Photography) by AryieaPhotography - Image Quality + Size by kuschelirmel-stock

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Watercolor Tutorial by IshtuwazuBig Guide to Drawing the Body by Majnouna

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Fonts and typography-Thoughts by jsmonzaniUrban Typeface Tutorial by roren001

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HTML: The Basics Using Notepad by sissorelle+Starting Web Designing+ by xmod

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I Dub Thee...
On the psychology and choosing of names
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Many authors struggle with names. After coming up with a character who perfectly fits his or her intended role, planning personality traits, clothing, hobbies, and physical descriptions, now you have to sum all of that character's being up in a name!
There is an incredible number of ways to choose a name. Often authors are baffled by the vast array of first names and surnames that could be given to a character, and it's almost impossible to start. Whether you're hoping for a name that could belong to any girl on a street or a fantasy warrior from planet Xyla, there are infinite ways of choosing a name.
Ordinary Names
The best way to find ordinary names is a list. Sometimes one might choose a name that actually means something, while other times one might hope for an ordinary name with little more meaning than "her mom liked it."
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Planning your Novel Part 1 by AtlasArtifex

CSS Tricks: Skin TemplateFollowing up my previous tutorials Journal break-down and Deviations in Journals here's the tutorial or rather resource for a basic blank journal skin.
It is merely a collection of classes that should be considered when coding a new skin, they are all given by DA, none of them have been created by me. I only broke them down into the nude.
Skin Template
* {
background: transparent;
border: none;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
/* ----------------------------- General ----------------------------- */
.gr1, .gr2, .gr3, .gr-top .tri, .gr-top .gr h2 img {
display: none;
a {}
a:hover {}
/* ----------------------------- Journal ----------------------------- */
.negate-box-margin {}
.gr-box {}
/* ----------------------------- Top ----------------------------- */
.gr-top {}
.gr-top .gr {
padding-left: 0!important;
.gr-top .gr h2, .gr-top .gr h2 a {}
Group Privileges TutorialThese are the basics to set up a group. 
Step #1
You have to manage the privileges you will allow your members to have.
Click on "Admin Area" as illustrated bellow:

Step #2
Once you click on "Admin Area", a tab like this will appear. Click on "Manage Members" to start setting up member access:

Step #3
You will see something like this. To the left is each category of people that can access your group. In the center appear all the names of members under each category. And to the right is the privileges each will have. They are modifiable for the most part. To allow members to join your group, click on "Members" to the left. And to the right, where is says "On Home, Members" click the drop down menu that appears under "Join Requests" and set it to "Are subject to Vote" if you want to approve them. If you want the joining to be auto granted, set it up to "Are A