Benjamin Jastrow : Altruism or Self-Abnegation?An important point in the characterization of Paper Stars is that each character has one very important characteristic that defines them as a person and influences their day to day lives. Each of these traits are supposed to be both the character's greatest asset and their greatest flaw. They both build the character up and destroy their progress. And in this journal, I wannted to share with my readers an in-depth analysis of Benjamin Jastrow.Benjamin Jastrow : Altruism or Self-Abnegation?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Easily the antithesis of Sara, Benjamin's defining characteristic is his altruism, and all of his other traits are influenced by it or are a result of it. His mild, gentle nature is centered around his carnal fear of causing others discomfort, which, in turn, becomes his own discomfort. His kindness is not limited to only those he cares for--it stretches to all those he meets, even when they are cruel to him, and he willingly shoulders the blame for any and all grievances around him. He is a human scapegoat, an alacritous martyr willing to give u
About my TMNT rantGot a long journal head of you. I tried to break it up a bit so you can skim parts.About my TMNT rant4 months ago in Personal More Like This
It appears some people were a little less than happy with the idea that I’m not going to see the new TMNT movie, yet have already formed a negative opinion about it. Some people, who don’t understand what the word means, are calling this “hypocritical” since I often ask that people try to see both sides of an issue, so taking a definitive stance here with (what appears to be to them) incomplete data is wrongheaded of me. So now I gotta write this journal to explain my actions better. Hope you’re happy ‘bout that...
It’s just a movie! Why does it matter?
Because it’s not JUST a movie. Movies do not exist in a vacuum. How well (or bad) a movie does informs YEARS of upcoming movies and careers. Thousands of people’s jobs are dictated on the whim of what the box office rankings are for opening weekend. A now famous example is Guillermo
Scene from 'The Moon in the Door'Based off a recent experience I had while visiting a cemetery to see my great grandmother's grave.Scene from 'The Moon in the Door'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Shiloh stopped for a moment, pausing in front of an especially old tombstone. He knelt and ran his hand along its face, feeling the indents of the words.
Matthew Jonathan Mayland
April 15th, 1904 January 1st, 1921
Loving son, caring friend.
"Shiloh, what's the matter?" asked Emmy.
He didn't answer. He just crouched, his fingers freezing to the stone, his breath rising in clouds from his parted lips.
"I'm scared," he said finally.
"Why are you scared?"
He shook his head. "All these people here, all these people under us, they were once alive, right? They breathed. They smiled. They cried and sometimes the wanted to die. But they all had their own lives and stories and problems, and we don't know any of them. We don't know anything at all." He bowed his head slightly. "The kid underneath this grave, he was my age when he died. He was seventeen. He had a mum and a dad and a family
Klaus : more than just a pretty boySo, I've always gotten a very positive response from readers and watchers whenever Klaus is mentioned, but for those who have not read my book and especially my final draft, I don't feel like you know him well enough. So I've decided to share a few new Klaus scenes that I've written recently to develop his character more.Klaus : more than just a pretty boy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
around Chapter 8 at Edith's dinner party in late June
"Would you care to accompany me to the veranda for a cigarette?" he asked. "There's one on the second floor, and it's getting a bit stuffy in here."
I agreed, and soon we were standing out on the lanai, elbows leaning upon the cool iron, the brisk summer wind rustling the ivy that crawled up the side of the railing. Klaus pulled a pack of cigarettes from his waistcoat pocket along with a lighter. Imprinted in the copper were the letters K&K, and suddenly I wanted to ask him what had happened the other day—what Heinrich had said about choosing the Gypsy over him. I didn't have time to ask though, because K
Word of caution: false dA Premium linksQuite a few people have been posting about this web url that supposedly was sent to them by Deviantart about a 'free premium membership' -- bit.ly/15FwHH9 through either a note or an email.Word of caution: false dA Premium links1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, DON'T CLICK IT.
Chances are it's a virus, phishing site, or it'll put a Keylogger virus on your computer... which means it'll take all your information about your dA page and hack/phish it.
It understandable that a friend comes along and posts a benign link to what appears to be a one way ticket to a free dA premium membership and you're ready to jump on that, but just think about some facts here, shall we...?
1. If it's sent from Deviantart, how come there's no 'Deviantart' in the url?
Note: dA never uses tinyurl.com links...ever.
2. Why in any galaxy out there do you think Deviantart.com would ever give out anything free without some kind of return?
saul sceneDespite this, it was a nice affair: the family was overjoyed to have Saul with us and it was the first time I had dined anywhere else besides my room, which pleased Adele to no end. It was wonderful…until I walked Saul to the front gate.saul scene2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Why?" I asked him as I watched his crutch kick up dust into the warm night air.
"Why do you get that look in your eye when you speak to Daniel? Has he offended you in some way?"
Saul bit his lip, but didn't respond.
"It isn't him, is it? It's Benjamin. You dislike him because of his brother. Why do you hate Benjamin? He has done nothing wrong!"
"Sara, don't you understand that he did this to you?" said Saul, his voice stretched. "I know he was a nice boy and that you loved him, but you've turned him into a saint in your min. You've canonized him, and you don't realize that if it weren't for him, none of this would have happened to you!"
"It is not his fault that he was persecuted for something so out of his control," I spat, sudden anger s
Need faces?We've already had "Need references?" and "Need textures?", time for something else. This actually is about references again, but about these more specified ones. Emotions. How many times have you wondered why is that the faces you draw look as empty as dead? Depicting moods can be a very hard task. Try sketching yourself (yes, a mirror would be a nice thing to have in this case), pull faces at diffrent angles, change light. And take a look at these below. Compare.Need faces?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wise man by Mithgariel-stockJR Portrait 4 -stock by BiggieShortyManic Emotion 2 by RobynRose
By the seaside 12 by intergalacticstockMale Stock 75 by birdsistersstockFace34 by faestockEscape 002 by D-emo-stockJodi Sunshine Girl 21 by FantasyStock
Lockstock Crying 01 by lockstockCrying Girl by MaLiCi0uZ:thumb119293518:spooky bride 41 by Lisajen-stockFallen Angel XI by fetishfaerie-stock
cracking up by Treeclimber-StockMan Laughing 14865333 by StockProject1VStock Crazy Laugh 02 by lockstockTank and Jeans ::Stock 139:: by spiked-stock
singing 2 by MissKayaStockJessie Stock 01 by kuskostock:
the good don't stayI blinked, shifted and cringed. My body was sore, my mind was cloudy and everything throbbed, especially my feet. I blinked a few more times. Goodness, my eyelids were heavy and my wrists itched—how scratchy the blanket upon my chest was! I took in a deep breath and tried to get past the blurriness.the good don't stay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It looks like we have a survivor. How are you feeling?"
Turning my head, I saw a white coat, and as my eyes drifted up, there was a stethoscope, assorted pens stuffed inside a pocket, a clean-shaven chin and grey eyes. I opened my mouth, but closed it again, because my tongue was dry and I really didn't feel like talking to anyone. Honestly, I was awful at dying. Everything was trying to do me in, even myself, but I just wouldn't.
And then shame filled me when what I had done truly sunk in:
I could have died.
I wiggled my fingers—I was alive.
"How am I feeling?" I rasped as my old temper was aroused by the absurdity of the doctor's question. "I feel fine. Absolutely goddamn dandy. N
Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
Introducing the Premium Content PlatformIntroducing the Premium Content Platform2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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About Cywren's story...So I understand that A LOT of you want me to take the perspective of Cywren and do her story parallel to A Fallout Tale. However those are some HUGE shoes to fill, and seeing how Poet was a companion instead of the main character in A Skyrim Tale, I just filled in those missing gaps in her story. So basically what I'm trying to say is that it's Jordan's tale, and he's telling Cywren's story this time around. I guess I just don't feel like I have the... right to tell it I guess? XD I dunno, maybe I feel like I'll just mess it up, or I'll start it and not continue it because I would have to cover EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE. XD And I was bad enough with the release of Poe's Journals as it was. Maybe I could do a side character in AFT if you guys REALLY wanted me to write something, but we'll have to see as the story goes on. But for now I'll leave Cywren's tale to Vent I hope you guys are okay with this.About Cywren's story...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
THE BEST OF AUGUSTThe polls winners:THE BEST OF AUGUST3 months ago in Personal More Like This
the red umbrella by ritsasavvidou
forgotten monuments 35 by OutlawStudiosDyxtreme by caiusaugustus
Manatee by Wildweasel339Vammatar by ivany86
King of the Woods by deskridgeZorro ballpen drawing by 22Zitty22
Speeder Bike Scout, Chase by JeffLaffertyMemories Of A Mercenary - Ancient Refuge by FreeMind93
Aston Martin Vanquish by toniart57:: Belzer of Flare :: by Sangrde
Cersei Lannister Game of thrones by FredrikEriksson1THE KING by MiroDesign
DESCRIPTION FOR 'COLLECTION PART 2'BECAUSE ERRORS WON'T ALOW ME TO UPLOAD A DESCRIPTION FOR SOME TIME IT WILL BE HEREDESCRIPTION FOR 'COLLECTION PART 2'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LINK FOR PICTURE: http://fav.me/d5p5maf
PLEASE, READ THE DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY BEFORE COMMENTING
I forgot to include the picture of number 207 in the collection. You will find model's picture in description.
The models available for download are labeled with "(DL)"
Links lead only to LEGAL download pages.
Know the name of creator/model or noticed a mistake? Please, tell in comments!
120. Ab-chan by Kakomiki (post named ABちゃん４、一旦完成ってことにします)(DL)
121. Aoi Fuyou by Sourou (DL)
122. Ezio Aditore da Firenze by SKaa3w (DL)
123. Altair by SK
BattleTech Trivia with AnswersConsider yourself a BattleTech fan? See how much you know about BattleTech:BattleTech Trivia with Answers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 4-23-2013: As promised, here are the answers to the trivia
1. BattleTech was first released in 1984 under a different name. What was that name and why was it changed to BattleTech?
~ BattleDroid. It was changed to BattleTech so George Luke-Ass wouldn't sue over the name "Droid"
2. How many miles is 1 parsec?
~ 19.2 trillion
3. What is the name of the first BattleMech ever?
4. What battlemech is GAUSZILLA based on?
5. When is Kerney-Fuchida invented?
~ Theory 2018, Validated 2102
6. What battlemech is called "Amaris Folly"?
~ General knowledge it is Stone Rhino / Behemoth; however there's a new document that states Matar is the Amaris Folly. Good work Hellcat.
7. What is the personal battlemech of General Alexander Kerensky?
8. Who is General Alexander Kerensky's right hand man?
~ General De Chevalier. Apparently his first name is Aaron. Good work Sullimike and Steel Raven
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 211 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Alternative History Series: USSR 1958The alternative timeline focuses on the Soviet Union, its allies and enemies in an alternative historical setting in 1958. The timeline's point of departure is the Winter War between the USSR and Finland in early 1940. The date is set ten years after the conclusion of the great world conflict known in anglican literature as the Second World War and The Great Class War in European/Soviet terminology.Alternative History Series: USSR 195810 months ago in Personal More Like This
In this journal, all historical information on the timeline will be archived as soon as it is published along with the images.
The USSR and Soviet-Dominated Europe 1958 (borders outdated)
Socialist World Republic Poster--- Map series: The USSR ---
No More Requests Please!I'm very flattered that people consider me competent enough to bring their ideas to life, but even after completing over one hundred scenarios, I still have a backlog containing over a hundred more. I want to use what free time I have to power through this enormous list. There are many other talented people out there, but first and foremost I encourage you to bring your own scenarios to life. What I'm doing isn't black magic, nor am I some modern day Michelangelo. I am just some guy on the Internet. And while I do use Photoshop, everything I do can be done on Microsoft Paint. I encourage everyone who has an idea and wants to see it realized to take a crack and making it themselves. My first tries at making maps were atrocious, and I only got better through practice. So please, no more requests!No More Requests Please!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Download links [Journal Form] (Being Updated)Where to download MMD stuffDownload links [Journal Form] (Being Updated)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE THEM FROM THESE SITES, EDIT MODELS ONLY IF THEY ARE OK TO BE EDITED, ASK PEOPLE IF YOU ARE NOT SURE. BUT PLEASE FOLLOW MODEL RULES. ALSO, DO NOT ASK FOR THE PASSWORDS; FIND THEM YOURSELF!
Where to download models
Default bowlroll: http://bowlroll.net/up/sc?user=bowlroll_net
on stylesimma keep this one simple....on styles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
style is just how the artist feels like treating his or her world at any given time!
it is influenced by the styles of other artists the artist admires
it is an amalgamation of influences mixed with personal sensibility....
it is perpetually changing and evolving
and it is not a trademarked property
see, i personally am a mix of influences from michael turner , adam hughes, marc silvestri, alex ross a few concept artist, and my design is greatly influenced by stan winston studio
my cartoonyer style is influenced greatly by disney and don bluth with a dash of manga and a healthy dose of j scott campbell who can probably tell you a similar story about the origins of his own style
its the nature of humanity people.
we stand on each others shoulders striving for greatness. so too will i influence quite a few artists who will adapt my own approaches into their workflow.
also.... i'm batman!
just to see who is still reading XD
Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
Motorcycle H-O-R-S-E, Part IINow that I have mentioned the game, here are some of my works to play the game:Motorcycle H-O-R-S-E, Part II2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first person who can name all the challenges (i.e. what I was supposed to do for each picture) will get a free commission from me!
EDIT 4-11-2013: :iconulquiorra9000: won the contest.
NYCC UPDATEHey Guys!NYCC UPDATE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to post again about the Convention and provide you with all the up-to-date information
So, I will be at the Javits Center for New York Comic Con from October 10th-13th featuring a different character each day.
You can find me at Booth #2669. Aside from myself you will also see the artworks of my good friends Gaunted, Jon Lam, and Vanessa Walsh as I will be sharing booth space with them.
At my booth you will find some of my cosplay prints as well as one or two from the Modelling files.
The two prints that have been requested the most are my Mary Jane and my Sonic the Hedgehog. I have a limited number of each printed so if you want them it's best not to wait until the last day. During Toronto Fan Expo, Mary Jane sold out on the last day and I suspect #
-.-Some of My Recent Deviations-.-8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But on Sunday, April the 27th, you will see my 5000th deviations !
Cel 10 by Markotxe
Le mur des Justes by Markotxe
Homenaje de vivo reconocimiento by Markotxe
Sanna by Markotxe
Lillet by Markotxe
Entering the arenas by Markotxe
Arcades en Armagnac by Markotxe
TF2 Domination lines (what I'd say to who)After Dominating a:TF2 Domination lines (what I'd say to who)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Scout: "JSYK, I SLEPT WITH MISS PAULING."
Soldier: "If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you weren't fighting hard enough."
Pyro: "You, sir, just got burnt."
Demoman: "Your aim is just as drunk as you are, Scotty!"
Heavy: "I bid you BADSVIDANIA, you Russian brickhead."
Engineer: "You build it, I BREAK it."
Medic: "Who needs a doctor, now? You."
Sniper: "Dominated, you cheapshotting kangaroo!"
Spy: "Your special skill is murdering? Mine is DOMINATING."