An Artistic Statement..."HOW? I don't need to explain why I do what I do, I create; that's my purpose in life. An outlook on HOW its made and HOW it affects the result."An Artistic Statement...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's to the start of my master's degree in Visual Arts...
Winter Feature of GrimGloomTale As it was said some time ago, we will have a group feature for all our members once a season...Winter Feature of GrimGloomTale 1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and now it's time for the first one. The next such article, Spring one, may be expected in April.
As you may see below, we lack artisan crafts and sculpture creators. Don't hesitate to invite them.
deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!Spam is a constant thorn in the side of every Internet user's daily life. From the mundane to the surreal, these emails appear in our inboxes so frequently, messages from South African attorneys offering $10 million dollars get marked as spam without a second thought to savvy users.deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We define spam as the misuse of communication systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately to our deviants. Typically, the content of spam messages is aimed at advertising a product that is often counterfeit or potentially malicious. With the rise of social networking, there's been an increase in more direct spamming -- companies who directly target your social network profiles.
"Over the last few years, deviantART has had a small but unfortunate stream of such abuse. Usually, it’s as easy as banning the offending members and moving on to more pressing problems, but recently something happened that caused us to re-evaluate how we handle spam issues."
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by `arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Happy Birthday H.P. LovecraftToday is the birthday of the father of modern horror and prophet considered by actual Cthulhu cultists, H.P. Lovecraft. He is 122nd today. And he is one of the greatest inspirations to horror writers, mangakas, comic book writers, artists and film directors since he's a big influence on Stephen King, Junji Ito, Sam Raimi and his Evil Dead trilogy, Clive Barker, Artist H.R. Giger with his design for the Xenomorph, John Carpenter with The Thing, Mike Mignola with Hellboy and Del Toro, Alan Moore,Neil Gaiman, and Stuart Gordon. Even video games such as Dead Space, Alone In The Dark, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Resident Evil (Mostly Resident Evil 4) and Silent Hill. Even Internet Phenomena such as The Slenderman Mythos, Candle Cove, and SCP Foundation are influenced by his writings. And there are also the actual Cthulhu cults that see Lovecraft as a prophet. Without Lovecraft, we wouldn't have horror that isn't influenced by insanity and things that peoplHappy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft9 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Welcome to the Crazy World of Creepy Creations.
In my opinion next to photography, sculpting is an expensive hobby to get into. These folks take not weeks but months sometime to create just one piece of art to share with you and its all worth the wait. Our own `LabyrinthCreations watched over this community as a volunteer and one of the first ones that got me to really appreciate the craft. She is still with us but also following her heart by becoming the co-founder of a new group. #DeviantSculptors They are just a few months old but already have the eye of the community.
Check out some of this wonderful art and visit these amazing artists....
Feature #8 (Surreal n' Horror) & Good NewsThe latest Vulture album. If you like dark ambient/ritual download the album here http://www.mediafire.com/?ai4ik36ysss0vg5Feature #8 (Surreal n' Horror) & Good News1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's totally amazing, you won't regret if you download it!!!
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Umm.. Artists Features
"Browsing through Dellamorte & Co.'s gallery is a horror lover's dream come true. Death has never looked so beautiful! The best part is that this artist casts his fabulous work and you can purchase some of these truly stunning and unusual works of art at his etsy shoppe http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dellamorteco?ref=ss_profile ." Feast your eyes on just a few of his creations:
(Based in Poland) has quite the repertoire when it comes to art. Although the majority of the creepy and disturbing art that he has created is Digital paintings, he also has some fantastic shots of Ruinous Architecture. What drew me to this particular artist was this work:
I asked him how he fell into art, and he said that
ALL I CAN SAY IS WTF???I just need to vent---rant and just blow off a little steam so for those that do not wish to be exposed to Angry Tammie and what may spew from her mouth, Now is your chance to leave...ALL I CAN SAY IS WTF???2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have decided to stick around and continue to read just remember you were warned.
The writer of this journal is exercising her right to free speech that is afforded to her under the constitution. The writer of this journal can not be held responsible for any ill effects suffered by the readers of this journal as they have been forewarned and given every opportunity to leave. This is my journal regardless of where dA may decide to put it and the thoughts and ideas here are mine. The persons and/or events described in this journal are factual to the best of my knowledge but no names will be mentioned and no addresses (IP or otherwise will be given) As a member of dA I am afforded space in my private journal (which thanks to dA is now public) to express whatever I choose to express.. Ho
ROFLMBFAOIkueROFLMBFAO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you for your concern but unfortunately we are not professionals in this area and strongly suggest you contact your local professional suicide assistant sources.
Customer Service Representative
Community Operations, deviantART, Inc.
Nov-16 2011 08:29 am
I thought you had a policy against harming yourself on DA. I guess ever one I talked to was mistaken. Im sorry to waste your time with someones life.
Nov-16 2011 07:48 pm
I also have someone threatening my life and trying to destroy my good name. They have talked about fucking me up the ass with razor wire and watching me bleed to death. They have done massive blogs against me and have accused me of all people having the knowledge to hack their ac
Creeping Wednesday #13 :iconghostystareplz:Creeping Wednesday #135 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome in the year 2013! It's the 13th Creeping Wednesday and the air grows chilly as this time we're going to see and read all about ghosts. Thanks to ~JadasArtVision and *SandraHultsved for suggesting some very nice artworks for this issue. The next theme is going to be... pinups! Keep in mind, dear suggesters, that I'm looking for the creeping ones (: done traditionally and relatively not popular.
3 questions to ~RossanaCastellino, a wonderful dark creator!
What is that attracts you to traditional art?
I've always had a passion for traditional techniques. I've been drawing since I was a little girl and I immediately fell in love with color
Yay for Polymer Clay 8Please click that button and this news article so more people can share the polymer clay love!Yay for Polymer Clay 81 year ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
Polymer clay has been taken beyond child's play by many talented artists, artists that deserve more recognition. Each week =moofestgirl and *Talty will bring you their favorite polymer clay submissions for that week. Please enjoy them and show them much love!
Sculptures and Dolls
As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods:icontechgnotic:As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Jul 8, 2011, 7:59 PM
Lucifer - The Fallen by *RainerKalwitz
Marble, Granite, Bronze, Silver, Gold!
Early statuary depicted one’s god’s, and since the medium is
as much the message as the visual message itself – the medium had
to proclaim: This god is as forever lasting as this stone that His
rendering is hewn out of! But all that is solid eventually melts
away into the air, even the most powerful ancient gods and kings –
As the poet Shelley so poignantly noted in Ozymandias.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the
Who Needs Colo(u)r - Monthly Feature #12Don't forget to this feature if you like it.Who Needs Colo(u)r - Monthly Feature #121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!10 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures!
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
Cthulhu is Still CallingThe Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acquired self-awareness and began trying to explain themselves to themselves as they sat round their fires built at the mouths of their caves.Cthulhu is Still Calling1 year ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
is Still Calling
Wed Feb 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article
I couldn’t help
Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?:icontechgnotic:Good Nudes vs. Bad Nudes?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by $techgnotic
Tue Nov 1, 2011, 3:23 PM
Contours in Context
The argument for the nude in art:
Our visual perception of the human face and then the human body has set the basis since the beginning of
human history for our sense of what is beautiful and what initiates all our seminal ineffable sublime feelings
about the nature of love, life, desire, destiny, eternity, ad infinitum. The curvatures and symmetries of the
human body even lay the geometric basis for the artistic structures of all our art forms, not only for the visual
arts but also for literature and architecture. Given the primacy of the body as the beginning of all that we are
in life, and given the eye as the primary receiver for the collection of all information in our lives, how could
the artistic nude not be a massively represented art form on a global arts forum like deviantART? And besides,
nudes are something peo