Robert Rodriguez Presents Project Green ScreenRobert RodriguezRobert Rodriguez Presents Project Green Screen2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Robert shot an action-packed short film called Two Scoops, starring twins Lola and Lucia who operate an ice cream truck by day and happen to also be monster-slayers. Fans contributed to the project by submitting films, Tweeting their ideas for super-weapons, creating the fiercest monsters, and sending in their photos to appear on Missing Person posters.
We're excited to announce that the collaboration is now complete! You can see the finished film right here, along with the best contributions from fans, and documentary footage to tell the story of the project.
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Featured Artist: SCFranklesIn our contest we only had five entries, one of which was myself. That being said, beauty abounding was present. Winning the contest however was a very good friend of my mine, and esteemed writing colleague: SCFrankles :iconSCFrankles: with her poem;Featured Artist: SCFrankles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She's also submitted: http://scfrankles.deviantart.com/art/No-Beauty-in-My-Soul-334837600 to my group, under the main theme
The poem that made her and I friends, is still one of my favorite poems by her:
as well as
I've asked her to answer some questions, here are her answers:
1) When Did You First Really Enjoy Writing?
As a child I wrote a lot but that floated away gradually as I got older. I only seriously started writing again in 2006. I made friends with a new colleague at work who was doing an English degree; we talked about her studies and my desire to write came back with a vengeance.
When she graduated and went back home we kept in touch by le
Weekly Spontaneity! ~ It's been a bit quiet here with us just providing Prompts and the Inspiration Project, especially after the 52 Week Six Word Story project we had last year, so we are thinking of launching a new weekly project... with a few additional perks!Weekly Spontaneity! ~ 3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This time round, we are going to post something to spark those creative minds, be it a deviation, a quote, a song, or something else completely, and your purpose is to write a six word story. Perhaps the piece will provoke thought, inspire you, or evoke a particular response out of you. Whatever you write, it must be six words only (or rather, original guidelines apply) and you can write whatever you like as long as it is a response to the material we post.
Please post all six word stories here, in this blog.
Stereotype Meme[ ] I'm SKINNY, so I MUST be anorexic.Stereotype Meme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[ ] I'm EMO, so I MUST cut my wrists.
[ ] I'm a NEGRO so I MUST carry a gun.
[ ] I'm BLONDE, so I MUST be a ditz.
[ ] I'm JAMAICAN so I MUST smoke weed.
[ ] I'm HAITIAN so I MUST eat cat.
[ ] I'm ASIAN, so I MUST be sexy.
[ ] I'm JEWISH, so I MUST be greedy.
[ ] I'm GAY, so I MUST have AIDS.
[ ] I'm a LESBIAN, so I MUST have a sex-tape.
[ ] I'm ARAB, so I MUST be a terrorist.
[x] I SPEAK MY MIND, so I MUST be a bitch.
[x] I'm a GAY RIGHTS SUPPORTER, so I WILL go to hell.
[ ] I'm RELIGIOUS, so I MUST shove my beliefs down your throat.
[ ] I'm ATHEIST, so I MUST hate the world.
[ ] I don't have a RELIGION, so I MUST be evil and have no morals.
[ ] I'm REPUBLICAN, so I MUST not care about poor people.
[ ] I'm DEMOCRAT, so I MUST not believe in being responsible.
[ ] I am LIBERAL, so I MUST be gay.
[ ] I'm SOUTHERN, so I MUST be white trash.
[ ] I TAKE ANTI-DEPRESSANTS, so I MUST be crazy.
[ ] I'm a GUY, so I MUST only want to get into your pants.
Acts of Random Kindness!Hi there, fellow deviants!Acts of Random Kindness!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this small introductory journal, I'd like to explain an idea for a project I'm expanding upon.
So stay put, it's going to be an interesting read, I promise!
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
Acts of Random Projects, also known as ARKs is a project that was initially started by MzzAzn and builds upon the idea of "paying it forward".
Basically, each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community.
This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's goal and in a various amount of other ways. The main idea is simply to do something constructive to make another person smile. It doesn't need to be a big gesture, it's the sentiment behind it that counts.
Why should I participate?
Besides the fac
Fear of CreativityA rather unfortunate, yet commonplace problem amongst creative minds is one of fear: fear of being creative, fear of making something that could be terrible, fear of rejection, fear of judgment, fear of failure. This root fear seems driven by every artist's desire to make great work. After all, that is why creative people createto build or define beauty as they see fit. So when inspiration strikes, there is both a drive to create and an element of fear holding back. The apparent duality of this situation is actually multifaceted.Fear of Creativity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, there is the general fear of failure. Nobody wants to fail, creatively or otherwise, even though great minds have shown us that failure is necessary for improvement. This fear of failure manifests itself as hesitation and self-doubt, ultimately causing procrastination or just a delayed start, or even destroying the urge to create altogether.
Secondly, the fear of judgment. Fearing what others might think of the work, fearing comments of negativity
The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:59 PM
cidaq’s paintings are unique and instantly identifiable as hers —
Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
as well as the skilled technique and composition are solidly anchored in the traditional, but the
The Tree as Beautiful MachineThe Tree as Beautiful Machine3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
While searching DeviantArt for images for the Earth Day article, I became intrigued with how trees have become not only such a central focus of our current environmental concerns, but also how they play such a central role in our art, whether as background or actual subject matter. There are so many Enchanted Forests on DeviantArt that it made me wonder if trees, so mundane and taken for granted yet at the same time so vital to life on earth and so steeped in myth, have always been the revered subjects of the world’s artists.
Know your Basics - PerspectivePerspective comes in different forms, the most obvious & basic of which is the use of the word in relation to the appearance of relative orientation in a three dimensional space. At first, it may seem irrelevant to photomanipulators, (because, hey, the photographs already are perspectively sound,) but putting more than one photograph in context requires that you learn to see what makes sense and what doesn't.Know your Basics - Perspective4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Technical Stuff
Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn:
Smaller as their distance from the observer increasesForeshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of
sight are relatively shorter than dimensions acro
Artist's Toolbox: Social Media WebsitesIn this day and age, with the internet at just about everyone's fingertips, social media is making a big boom and is useful for so much more than just socializing with others. Each day more and more businesses jump on the social media bandwagon to help market and promote their goods. For artists this is no different, as these websites are an excellent tool to market yourself, your skills, and of course your art!Artist's Toolbox: Social Media Websites1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Benefits of using Social Media Websites
Starting out brand new on any social media website can be a bit daunting and building watchers/followers can take time though there are ways to get noticed faster if you are willing to put the time and effort into it. Some time ago I wrote an article about gaining exposure. While the article is geared towards gaining exposure on deviantART, a lot of the same concepts apply to other websites as well. Do take a moment and give it a read.
Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)Most of us have heard about Colour Theory - be it in school or on dA or as a term thrown about by someone somewhere. But what exactly is it? And how do you use it? This is what this article is striving to explain especially in regards to photomanipulation.Know your Basics - Colour Theory (the manip way)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Technical Part
Thankfully, there's tons of reading material about colour theory. Starting with the wikipedia article on the subject (which seems rather dry and boring to be honest) and ranging to tutorials written by deviants for their fellow artists. Those are the ones I'd like to recommend to you to get started in colour theory:
Still too dry and technical?
Okay, let me put it this way: the use of colours in your artwork can determine its mood and atmosphere. If you do it well, it can draw in the viewer and make them see what you want them to see by putting emphasis on certain parts. Colour theory gives you a way to know in
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
Giveaway - WINNERS!THANK YOU FOR PLAYING//////////Giveaway - WINNERS!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
There were 759 ENTRIES!!! WOW THANK YOU !////
Here are the winners!
Thank you for all of those who entered! I wish I could reply to everyone comment but I can't!
Thank you for all your generous support, it was fun! Let's do it again sometime!
Hey guys!Just posting about a fellow watcher's recent interview with a comedic writer here on dA, called; SCFrankles. The interview is great and it truly is inspirational to me as a growing writer.Hey guys!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The interview is here: http://designing-dreams.blogspot.pt/2012/11/inner-view-9-life-is-big-joke.html done by BlackLuna. It would be greatly appreciated by both members of dA if you could check them out!
Thanks for taking your time to read this, and the interview!
GlynnRaynes:icona-ghra-mo-chroi: Wishin' all the best!~
Commissions Blog #12:iconSellers-Showcase:Commissions Blog #123 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSIONS BLOG #12!
Welcome to Sellers-Showcase's twelfth Commissions blog! Here you will find a selection of members who are looking to be commissioned, along with three of their best works and pricing information!
Strengths: I can do a little bit of everything, but my strengths are in artisan crafts and digital work. Animals and fantasy creatures are my strongsuit.
Prices: All prices are USD and I accept paypal. Prices range from $6-$14: http://fav.me/d50rl0a
Extra Info: I'm currently offering discounts on all my commision prices.
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Strengths: I'm a hand-draw digital artist. I'm somewhat good at fantasy theme drawings and has interesting taste in the use of both dark colours and vibrant colours. I can draw human/anthro/anim
Too many non-serious manips on dA?wow, folks, it's been a long time since I've been writing a journal entry... I find I mostly write in my journal when there's something to complain about which is a shame because dA is such a wonderful site with so many lovely people and stunning artworks.Too many non-serious manips on dA?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I'm just back from browsing the photomanipulation category and I just can't believe it: there are five body 'retouches' (you know the ones with the huge boobs, bottoms and bellies) and even one sex piece on the photomanipulation front page. On the second page there are eight (!) more freaky body retouches and one more sex related piece . What has the photomanip genre come down to? How come those nasty little rubbish pieces get so many favs? Is this slowly becoming a porn site?
Is it just me or are these non-serious manips on the rise and taking over???
What's your opinion?
Contest closed, prizes shortly, 20.000p + subs!December/January Perspective Contest has ended. The next couple days we will go through the entries and come back Tuesday to announce the winner and runner ups together with all the prizes!Contest closed, prizes shortly, 20.000p + subs!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all who participated, new competition next month, theme will be Bokeh so you can get started already planning what you wanna do for February. For those of you who don't know what Bokeh is, then you have a couple days to find out won't ya
Bye for now, we'll be back in a few days.
I hold these contest not only to do something fun and support creativity. I also want to increase awareness to help children in need via and through Red Cross Foundation.I will always match the contest prizes in cash given away to Red Cross Foundation in winners name (or anonymously if desired). Participate and help me help others.
What is the contest theme?
- This months contest will have Perspective as the contest theme.
Cuteness, Beauty and Emotions***Cuteness, Beauty and Emotions4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cuteness, Beauty & Emotions
A Fine Art Photgraphy feature
We are a photography group, specialized on Fine-Art photography of any genre.
Pen Tool Background Removal TutorialIsolatePen Tool Background Removal Tutorial4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Learn how to isolate objects like a pro using the power of the mighty Pen Tool. Bezier precision coupled with non-destructive editing makes for some mighty fine work. In my humble opinion, there's no better way to do it folks! Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Pen Tool Background Removal Tutorial at SurrealPSD http://www.surrealpsd.com/pen-tool-background-removal/
Stock: Grey on Grey 1 by mjranum http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=grey#/d3iewrq
I hope you enjoy, all comments and questions welcomed.
Reunite a FamilyI don't need to tell you how important families are. Whether you are the parent or the child, the worst thing that can happen is to be separated from each other. Now imagine yourself alone in the country, living with the constant fear that you may never see your loved ones again. Ana Cordoba doesn't need to imagine this nightmare because she is living it:Reunite a Family3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"At 19, being a U.S citizen--born and raised--I currently work an hourly job and share a home with three other people. At this time I'm on medical leave due to mental issues garnered from my parents' deportation. I have been recently diagnosed with PTSD and OCD--I have nightmares that one day I will wake up to the news that my parents are dead in war-torn Mexico. My mind is filled with the thoughts of what could have been, and it hurts so much. While that may not sound so severe to you, to my parents: it does."
I understand America is divided on issues of immigration, but Ana's parent's have been lawful residents of
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTCreate and Sell Motion Books on deviantART1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human