a postcard from a war zone.a postcard from a war zone5 months ago in Personal More Like This
New Journal Skin + Features + MusicMy group:New Journal Skin + Features + Music1 month ago in Personal More Like This
New journal skin
Look at thiiiiiiis :iconeeeeeplz: A real Shredded-Lands-Odessa-customized journal skin!!
I'm so so so happy!! Originally it was the skin I used to use done by :iconhanafae:
And one day, I began to play with it... Fonts, colors... pictures! *_*
I've been able to turn it into THIS! And *Hanafae allowed me to use it!! Thank you, dearie, you're so kind!!
Featured artists! Show them some love!
More features, more music!My group:More features, more music!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Music anyone ?
STIKS1969 is not only the person who created the music and themes for the Shredded Lands. He is also and above all an awesome composer, creating his own musics and able to create awesome remixes of very well-known movie and series themes. Th
Fanart/Fanfiction FeatureI love it when people do fanart or fanfiction for me. It's the most motivating thing ever. Here's some recent gifts from some ofFanart/Fanfiction Feature3 months ago in Personal More Like This
my awesome friends on DA:
Cicero and Cevenor, on the Run! By: :icongangyzgirl:
Cevenor's Dilemma and The Battle of Falkreath By :iconhoenn-master:
The Spyder in the Cracked Mirror Fanart
This Can't be Happening ... By :iconnorroen-stjarna:
Tryllcian By: :iconscreamin-jazzy:
For those who don't know, the last two are based on my novel:
Thanks so much guys!
Happy New Year - Plans for Things to ComeThe disappearing act shall continue...Happy New Year - Plans for Things to Come5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please forgive my poor grammar/spelling in advance, I am currently very much sleep deprived after a long flight.
Given that I still have a four hour wait until the next flight of doom I thought I'd actually TRY and write a journal to wish everyone a VERY Happy New Year (and a very belated Merry Christmas )
2012 was absolutely crazy for me, settling into the studio, moving house four times, becoming a Senior... etc... etc... and 2013 looks to be very busy already
Regrettably, I won't be around much this year as well but it will be the good kind of busy XD
I briefly mentioned this in my last journal but I will announce it again here to make it more official:
Redemption, my old manga that got me started into doing illustration and sequential arts in the first place many years ago, WILL be back online again in January 2014!
Redemption had many ups and many downs but I wouldn't be here, doing what I do now, if it wasn't for that manga. I never
Skyrim Mad Lib Feature!Here are the 'winners' of the Skyrim Mad Lib Challenge!Skyrim Mad Lib Feature!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Most Downright Silly:
Best in Show:
To check out the rest of the 'Skyrim Mad Libs' you can do a Deviantart search or check out my favorites.
I got a laugh out of all of them, not just the ones featured here. Thanks to everyone who participated!
Top 5 Lessons learned by John Q. RepublicanTop 5 Lessons learned by John Q. Republican in the 2012 election:Top 5 Lessons learned by John Q. Republican7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sometimes Pollsters get it exactly right. Maybe it was luck. Maybe for all the wrong reasons. Maybe the lure of free stuff was underestimated. Regardless, many of the polls turned out to be pretty accurate. The problem with a dishonest, inept press is that you can overlook the few times they are truthful.
Stop w/ Democrat-Lite. It is not possible outbid Liberals. We need to convince people that things earned are far better than things given by govt. Both McCain & Romney were the most liberal Republicans and the choice of GOP elders. Failures are a lesson the GOP seems to ignore.
Turnout is key. You can't win if your party stays home. Abandon the base at your peril. If your candidate is on the opposite side of 2 major issues, Obamacare and Immigration, don't expect enthusiasm. Then once Romney locked up the nomination only the precio
My Book Announcement!Hi everyone!My Book Announcement!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm very happy to announce that my science fiction novel, 'The Spyder in the Cracked Mirror', is finally published and available in both paperback or e-book edition (Kindle and Nook).
My family has hit a rough patch financially, so any purchase of my novel would be appreciated more than I can even express. Thanks so much for anyone who is interested enough to purchase a copy!
Here is the novel's cover (front and back) with the synopsis on the back:
Links to purchase the book online:
Amazon.com: Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Spyder-Cracked-Mirror-Beckoning-Chronicles/dp/1478357495/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344933649&sr=1-2&keywords=the+spyder+in+the+cracked+mirror Kindle/Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Cracked-Entropy-Beckoning-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B008R9YZ6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1343765500&sr=1-1
BarnesandNoble.com: Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-spyder-in-the-cracked-mirror-syrena-seale/11123892
Disturbing EventsWhat You Know, What You Don't Know, and What You Think You KnowDisturbing Events9 months ago in Personal More Like This
If, despite the fact that numerous times I have presented all kinds of evidence against him, you still think Obama is God's gift to mankind, maybe a look at his latest scheme will change your mind. It's almost so blatantly clear that he is planning something he knows people aren't gonna like that it's almost embarrassing that I share a species name with people who don't see it.
You want the good news first or the bad news? Let's start with the "good" news. All the good I can see with our current leadership is that the next election is right around corner and we have a chance to possibly fix things (though not much will change if Romney replaces Obama). Other than that, there's not anything really that good happening.
Let's look at the bad news. It's kind of hard to think of where to begin, but let's start with the sol
AX Update: When and WhereAnime Expo! Coming! Table D44!AX Update: When and Where11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I should be there for all four days, so come and visit if you can! I am here for you guys, so don't hesitate to shower me with gifts of food say hi or something.
And for you folk who can't attend, I hear drawing Pokemon as people is pretty popular nowadays, so here's one for you!
Also, I'll be completing my AM2 report soon, so look forward to that, too.
I command thee. *clap clap*
Parts of "Brave" I worked onMany people have asked what parts of the film "Brave" I worked on so I figured it might be best just to post a journal entry about it. Warning... if you have not seen the film there might be some spoilers in this.Parts of "Brave" I worked on10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My role on the film was "Master Lighting Artist" but my general role is "LIghting Technical Director". Don't let the word "director" confuse you. I am not the head of lighting, it's just a term for every Lighting Artist that means our job tends to be technical and most of the "directing" I'm doing is kicking computers to get them to do what I want. For those who do not know what "lighting" means on a 3D animated film let me give a quick description. Pixar movies are not hand drawn like traditional animation. They more closely resemble stop motion film where a physical 3 dimensional puppet is made, a set is built, real lights are put in place and then an animator moves the puppet slightly then takes a picture, moves it again and takes another picture, until you have a whole "s
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 20133 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013
A Visual History of 3D Art3-Dimensional Art doesn't have a history dating back hundreds of years. Its inception is very much linked to the evolution of Computing and Computer Graphics.A Visual History of 3D Art1 year ago in Digital Art More Like This
Because history can get very detailed, this article will just include a summary timeline. If you want to know more, just click the links dotted throughout
1950 - Laposky's Oscilon
Our story begins in 1950 with Benjamin Francis Laposky, a sign painter and army veteran who was also an artist and mathematician. In addition to getting a kick out of creating Magic Square Puzzles, Ben created what is arguably the first set of computer generated images, "electrical compositions" using a cathode ray oscilloscope:
1959 - The first CAD Package
Send me Sci-fi/Space Art DD SuggestionsPlease help spread the word by adding this Blog to your FavsSend me Sci-fi/Space Art DD Suggestions1 year ago in Happenings More Like This
I have just recently received the opportunity to become the "Science Fiction and Space Art" Community Volunteer Gallery Moderator here on deviantART.
I am looking for "Science Fiction and Space Art" deviations to feature as Daily Deviations, and you can help.
If you know of any submissions that you think should gain more exposure and be Featured as a Daily Deviation,
and they are "Science Fiction and/or Space Art"related, send me a DD Suggestion via note.
I have info on my front page regarding how to suggest a DD if you have any questions.
I would prefer suggestions for artists that have less exposure and little to no previous DD's,
but I am not against awarding a Daily Deviation to worthy art from a more well known and decorated artist.
I simply want to try to focus on putting a spotlight on lesser known artists that have amazing art to share, so that their work ma
Feature: The Legend of KorraFeaturing: The Legend of KorraFeature: The Legend of Korra11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network on April 14, 2012. The series is a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired on the same network from 2005 to 2008.
The series takes place 70 years after the original
When technology has advanced to that of around the 1920s on Earth. In it, some people have the ability known as "bending" by which they control and manipulate either water, earth, fire, or air. One bender, known as the "Avatar" and described as the "physical embodim
More Like This - BetaDeviantART is proud to announce two major improvements to the way you browse and discover artwork on the site. And as Beta Testers, we’d like you to be the first to give these new enhancements a test drive!More Like This - Beta9 months ago in Tech & Features More Like This
Update: Based on user feedback, we've made various changes to More Like This, which you can check out here!
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Search deviantART using Art
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More Like This is not image recognition software. Instead, it looks at where an image exists on the deviantART social graph and finds deviations that are nearby. This means that members of the devian
The Resource RoundupHalloween EditionThe Resource Roundup2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Resource Roundup is a new, regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members have created to share with the world!
The deviantART Resources Gallery is an awesome asset for both beginning artists and seasoned pros. Check out some of these amazing submissions, which might help inspire your next artistic endeavor.
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Comics Are ArtComic-Con Journey to the Heart of The New Summer VacationComics Are Art11 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Americans have a long summer vacation tradition of visiting the foreign capitals of the world and being sure to spend at least one day in each nation’s most iconic art museum. In Paris, we visit the Louvre. In Madrid, the Prado. In Rome, the Borghese. We feel far more comfortable in identifying the different peoples of our planet through examples of their greatest art works than we do about identifying ourselves as being represented by any one iconic “American” art museum or artist. Maybe the country is just too big for one musuem and so it has always fallen to our pop arts to carry the true visual narrative of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of the masses.
Comic-Con has become the new arts and culture go-to in domestic summer vacation destin
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest7 months ago in Official Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, #TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain?8 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by $techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Eart
Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Cute Monsters: deviantWEAR Design Challenge!1 year ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
What comes to your mind when you think of monsters? Scary, threatening, ugly? Forget all your preconceived notions, and think… cute! In our latest deviantWEAR Design Challenge, we’re asking you to create an amazing t-shirt that features a monster of your own original design that’s quirky, cute, and all-around lovable. Unleash your beast – the cute version!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantWEAR t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 3 winning designs: 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions and 1 design from ALL of the Entries to the Challenge.
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 Cute Monster t-shirt that represents the essence of "cute." Think of a design that is endearing, d
Journal for my friends and GroupsHUGE GIVEAWAY!Journal for my friends and Groups1 year ago in Personal More Like This
From 100 to 1,000 and a 12 months PM to win!
:iconx-dragonqueen-x: needs your help, she has some financial issues and may have to stop her studies if she doesn't find enough money. Her parents are in a very bad situation too, so she is opening commissions to get some money
You really should discover :iconhydriss28:'s gallery! This underrated artist has a wonderful style and he sometimes hold a fantastic contest: he draws one of your characters if you win! This is an unique chance to win a marvelous drawing by an amazing artist... Just have a look at my Odessa to be convinced
:iconthenewrose: is offering to draw 2 OC portraits for a training before she opens commissions. Two slots lefts
:heart: Discover :iconhecateslight:'s Father and Mother's day here
You can get a splendid gift fo
NoWriMo! No, not the national one. I desire the possibility of perhaps offering a variant of the competition to those who keep an eye on my work as well as the aleatory accompanying a passerby who happens to chance upon this entry and ventures deep enough to read it. The label tagged upon this particular entry happens be an eponym for said contest. Principally, the course of the writing would take place over one month, perhaps initiating on December, but during a thirty-sunrise period beginning at a time in which the participants could bear a greater sum of time to apply work to such a project. Summer, conceivably? Obviously, no time has been reserved to date. I concur with the whispers filling my mentality that inform me to include my audience's opinion. Do you desire any particular month to place this contest upon?NoWriMo!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The premise is fairly straightforward and it is quite related its national counterpart. The objective is to achieve the relatively moderate milestone of 50,000 wor