EjaculationThat got your attentionEjaculation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now who dares click the link?
ProgressArtistic slumps, and slumps in general, are a unpleasant part of life that many of us have had to endure. I think the impact of a slump depends upon how we handle it. As a few of you are aware, I have been in a slump since the 2012 holidays. To help relieve the effect of the slump I finally remembered advice I have given to and received from others:Progress3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go to a museum/gallery/website and look at other art.
Clean your workspace for art making.
Make random marks, doodles, sketches. Just do. Making art for just the sake of making it can pull one out of a creative slump.
Surround one self with other creative people.
Do not over think art making.
Change your scenery (this could go along with cleaning one's workspace).
Take a journey. You do not have to go far. A journey could take take place near where you live.
I cannot remember all the suggestions so feel free to add to the list.
Though I have been in a slump, it does not mean I can stop work. I have agreed to paint a wolf statue (Howl for UW
I don't knowif I could ever actually be passionately in love with one person, because every time I read a beautiful poemI don't know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I lose a bit of my heart to its author.
No fireI am trying to read the poems of established poets, largely academic poets. The main problem is their words rely too much on each other, rather than on what's behind or beyond the language, which the words are supposed to signify. Their sentences are precious, as in fragile. Lyrical, as in elaborate. Gentle, as in web-like. You don't get past the words to where you want to be.No fire3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is a height to their language, a stature to their way of using words...a posturing, sometimes a pretense. I've always agreed that poetry involves a heightened way of saying things, but heightened in ways that simplify language rather than confound it. The right words lie at the edges of what language can do. They become more visceral, more tactile, more faithful to the experiences, images and emotions that started me saying things in the first place.
Poetry as a return to good things, on the terms and in the spaces I find most beautiful. I suppo
Best place on the web?I wanted to share a few facts about a company that is very dear to my heart:Best place on the web?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been my favourite place on the web for about seven years now. It also has some impressive little-known stats - it's the sixth biggest social network in the world. It has 28 million users. It set the standard for the user icon, and incorporated the first 'like' button. It was also, apparently, the first social network, 12 years ago.
I love it because I find it to be a wonderfully positive environment - way less haters than pretty much any site I ever invested any time in. It's supportive of creators, whatever level they are at. It encourages diversity, and doesn't judge it's users, no matter what they are into (pretty much!), writers, artists and photographers all.
It also, many people don't know, sponsored artist's alley at SDCC, keeping it in the main hall, laying down a soft carpet to spare feet, and providing padded chairs. It sponsored Tr!ckster, and the Spectrum convention. It genuinely - and I mean
ISLAM VS MuslimsVAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISLAM AND THE ACTUAL PRACTICE OF MUSLIMSISLAM VS Muslims4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If Islam is the best religion, why are many of the Muslims dishonest, unreliable, and involved in activities such as cheating, bribing, dealing in drugs, etc.?
1. Media maligns Islam
Islam is without doubt a very good religion but the media is in the hands of people who are afraid of Islam. The media is continuously broadcasting and printing information against Islam. They either provide misinformation about Islam, misquote Islam or project a point out of proportion, if any.
2. Black sheep in every community:
I am aware that there are some Muslims who are dishonest, unreliable, who cheat, etc. but the media projects this as though only Muslims are involved in such activities. There are black sheep in every community.
3. Muslims best as a whole:
Inspite of all the black sheep in the Muslim community, Muslims taken on the whole, yet fo
Our Wearable Tech FutureOur Wearable Tech Future11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Our Wearable Tech Future
What if you could wear your computer or smartphone as a neck tattoo someday?
Motorola has patented the concept of an "electronic skin tattoo" for your throat, equipped with an "embedded microphone" and "a transceiver for enabling wireless communication." This futuristic tattoo would help you communicate with smartphones, personal computers or other "mobile communication devices."
Check out the complete patent application at
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.Artist Roland Barthes once said "Trauma is a news photo without a caption." He's wrong, of course. After the events of July 20th in Aurora, Colorado we've been bombarded with an endless torrent of news photos, broadcasts, blogs, and opinion pieces about the actions of James Holmes, their impact, and its significance in the debate of violence in pop-culture. We've got plenty of photos, plenty of captions, and the trauma is very, very real.Trauma. A word about the Colorado shooting.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You see, I have a unique insight into comics and violence. As a comics creator I have written war stories, violent stories, and I've even had an opportunity to play in the streets of Gotham City. But unlike my fellow writers and artists, at age nineteen I nearly died when a lone nut with a gun put a bullet into me.
For more details regarding the incident you can read this article published in Riverside's Press-Enterprise newspaper http://fav.me/d58o9ud . But all you really need to know is on a summer day in 1993 a man I'd never met believed he had the
Secrets On How ToAlright I guess I'm gonna make another rant, and this one's been bugging me for the longest time. And I'm going to be as BLUNT as I will be and not sugar coat anything I'm about to say.Secrets On How To3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Often do I hear things like:
"what custom brushes do you use"
"how do you achieve this blur/ focus effect"
"how did you get the colors to go this way and that"
"what technique or computer program did you use"
What I rarely get asked for is:
"What did you study to be more efficient at drawing."
"What is an efficient way to study how to render certain types of materials"
"How do you practice proper lighting when painting?"
Guys I'm just gonna say it now, there's no shortcut to art. I work primarily in digital mediums now but I do have a solid foundation in traditional mediums. I didn't simply go out and buy a $400 tablet and instantly got to where I am today. I use custom brushes and special effects in my pieces, but they only take up less than 3% of the overall work. There's sti
Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge WinnersGoblins vs. Gnomes Challenge Winners10 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge, we asked you to create your own version of an inventive Gnome or fearless Goblin from Hearthstone. We sent 25 of your Goblin and Gnomish engineers, tinkerers, and mechanics to the Creative team at Blizzard, who took the time to carefully sift thro
Help by donating!!GOT $2010 / $2000! OMG!! ;w;w;w; I got it!Help by donating!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
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I guess I need this by monday now! and if i dont get it, they are going to do the surgery anyway and give the dog a new home! ;n;
plz help fast! thank you! ;n; all of you are great and i love all of you for doing this and understanding! I know some of you dont believe this but im telling you its really real! Im sorry this is the only proof I have... I dont want to lose him ;n;
OMFG!! My dog just got ran over and now his jaw is broken! ;n; Aaah I cant take it, I need 2 grand to get the surgury done for him inculding X rays! I have pictures if you really want to see proof!
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Things that are not the same as working for freeEvery time artists are invited to work for free, or for exposure, or for the chance to be part of something very special and wonderful (ahem), people like to defend the offer of, well, nothing, by comparing it to other things, which it is not comparable to. Here are a few of them, for easy reference:Things that are not the same as working for free3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Working for free is not like...submitting to the Spectrum annual (and similar publications).
Why not? Because these publications really ARE used by creative directors looking for fresh talent. I've been hired based on appearances in Spectrum, and so have plenty of people I know. Submitting to annuals is a reasonable investment. I know, I know, I haven't submitted to Spectrum in ages, but that's not because it didn't help. It's because I was miffed about not getting my copies, but that's just me being curmudgeonly, and cutting off my nose to spite my face. There IS value in annuals.
Working for free is not like...internships, student-teaching, appre
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
Pursuit of a DreamPursuit of a Dream11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, produc
-"think how you love me," she whispered. "i don't ask you to love me always like this, but i ask you to remember."-3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"you'll always be like this to me."
"oh no; but promise me you'll remember." her tears were falling.
"i'll be different, but somewhere lost inside me there'll always be the person i am tonight."
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Magnetism
Then you go offThen you go off writingThen you go off2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Searching for verses,
Bobbing for apples,
Hunting for game.
You write, you leave
When I cannot give you
The words. Loveless
Like a warm breeze
in a hot summer.
Your heart is somewhere
I cannot place.
I took poetry writing as my free elective this semester. I wonder how that will go. :]
You May Say I'm An Artist...You May Say I'm An Artist...9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th
good morning,today i wish you would embrace what you've been avoidinggood morning,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fantastic Feature Tuesday #38Please this news article so it will reach a larger audience!Fantastic Feature Tuesday #382 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This is a weekly feature of amazing literature that I come by during my
travels across deviantART. This is only a small sample of a vast amount
of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic
writers. Each deviation was carefully selected from a writer's gallery
based on structure, impact and word usage. I will never feature the
same person twice, so check out these lovely writers now while you can!
I LOST A WINDOW by Kublakhan27
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.1Intellectual property (IP) is a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and design.The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.13 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE NEXT THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE
I had received a job offer at Microsoft. I guess this could have been one of my first 'big time' jobs, so I was a little ecstatic. It felt like a slow build to get to this point, after numerous indie games and under the table freelance jobs, but finally it had come.
I was working with my now best friend and business partner, Stephan, a suave German who I had met only a year or so prior. He had brought me into the fray, working with several other individuals who will, well, simply be known as individuals for privacy sake.
But yes, finally, I could put a professional company I
Odessa Draw Annual Digital Art Event in OdessaEspañolOdessa Draw Annual Digital Art Event in Odessa2 years ago in Personal More Like This
El Viernes 23 de Agosto, se inauguró la exposición Odessa Draw en Ucrania, donde se expuso una de mis piezas en tamaño A2. La invitación me encantó, subió mi animo y mis ganas de diseñar, participar en grupos de arte etc... Pero ahora que me han mandado las fotos del evento ya es real, ver mi diseño expuesto en un museo de Ucrania la verdad es que levanta mucho la moral Me siento feliz y orgullosa de ello, es un pequeño logro para ahora seguir adelante y darlo todo.
Aquí os dejo también un enlace a su página de FB para que podais ver mas fotografías del evento.
Muchas gracias y un saludo!!
On Friday August 23, opened the exhibition Draw Odessa in Ukraine, where one of my pieces exhibited A2 size. The invitation I loved, upped my mood and my desire to design, participate in group art etc ... But now
Trying to get back into the worldHey there! So, I know I disappeared there for a long while, taking most of my online presence along with me. I've had a lot of sweet emails and messages and things and legit, I didn't realise how long I've been hermiting until recently.Trying to get back into the world3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here's the thing: Right in the middle of getting ready to launch the comic this past summer (along with new tumblr/twitter/etc.) I landed a new job/city and all previous plans were put on sort of a permanent halt until the frantic-ness of that all died down. Aaaand as that started to finally happen in November... I got hired on for the NFL Rush comic, the first two issues of which we had to crank out, double time. (Not that I'm complaining about work!)
Honestly, my personal art endeavors have been pretty lame as anything that hasn't been done for work (which is still under NDA at the moment) has either been rough sketching or technique studies. I'm learning a lot, but producing little in terms of final work.
Sometimes, I do post that stuff thou