"Let's make Psychonauts 2 happen""Let's make Psychonauts 2 happen." says a tweet to Tim Schafer from Notch (Creator of Minecraft.)"Let's make Psychonauts 2 happen"3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Obviously this is reason enough to freakout in a eruption of fangirl/boy love for the excellent game Psychonauts. I mean there's a Kotaku article on it and everything!
In all seriousness lets cross our fingers guys and hope something comes of this! This could be the beginning of something wonderful.
Dracogen the man who brought us Psychonauts updates for PC and the Mac version is in https://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/166863204071383041
Game informer tells us Notch and Tim are in talks http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/02/07/minecraft-creator-wants-to-help-pay-for-psychonauts-2.aspx
Source: DoubleFineClub : Here
E3 Day 1 ThoughtsMirror's Edge 2E3 Day 1 Thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Honestly didn't see that one coming, but I am happy nonetheless. While the first game wasn't very remarkable, I just love the art style and the stark contrast the game presents compared to every other post-apocalyptic-near-future-world that exists. Chock me up to interested.
Didn't see this one coming either. Quite surprised, but personally don't care. I've never really paid attention to fighting games much, yes even Super Smash Bros. I have a feeling this will be one of those games that we think will be amazing, but the newest generation of kids won't understand why they should care (kinda like DuckTales).
Sidenote: Quite disappointed with the way they handled the demonstration by bringing out a woman to play multiplayer with and "destroying" her while simultaneously saying shit like "just give up... it will be over soon." Scripted or not, that scene was appalling.
Minecraft on Xbox One
I'm... actually quite disappointed by this as
Happy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of JulyHappy 4th of July2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bla bla bla. Independence. 1776. America. John Adams. Hooray.
So there's been this "internet declaration of independence" that's been going around the web recently, and to be honest I think it's a load of bull. As much as I love free speech and rights and etc, I simply can't get behind it, and it disturbs me that so many companies ARE getting behind it. There's just too much entitlement from people on the internet who think they "deserve" everything, and it's really beginning to creep me out. I'm all for abolishing SOPA and ACTA other things like it, but I just can't in good faith get behind the "internet declaration of independence." Sorry.
What's with this weird anti 4th of July backlash that's going on? All the people complaining about the "patriotism" and stuff. I know it's always existed, but I've never seen it this massive before. Do people really just not understand the point of holidays? It's lik
Thumbs up from Valve!!! Portal short is a go!Wow, how did I forget to post here, where all the publicity started, that last week Valve gave my Portal-based animated short film the thumbs-up!Thumbs up from Valve!!! Portal short is a go!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After a whole lot of effort, Claire Hayes (producer) managed to get on the phone with Valve's head of legal, and not only do we now have their express approval to make the film, AND to raise money for the production (!!!), but we even got praise for what we've done so far!
I love the smell of victory in the morning. It smells like napalm.
Portal and Portal 2 © Valve Software
The Role of Men in Geek SocietyThis is a reposting of a tangent I went off on over on Twitter the other day (with some extra clarification added to make it a little more cohesive). I felt that in the wake of all this GamerGate/Feminism/Women in games/comics/geek culture stuff going on that I should at least talk about men’s relationship to it all. So here ya go!The Role of Men in Geek Society2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's not that harassment of men doesn't happen, it's that women are far more likely to get harassed and have it be gendered and much worse (source: http://time.com/3305466/male-female-harassment-online/ ). I've never been harassed because I'm a man. But nearly every one of my female colleagues have been harassed because they're women. Men don't get harassed the same way as women. Their insults are usually directed at opinions, not their gender. Women, on the other hand, usually get BOTH.
It also seems like there's more harassment now than before, but that's because there are more women IN those geek stratus and we ha
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 Art3 years ago in Art Features 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
Inspirational Artisan Crafts 4The AC round up for this weekish... artisan crafts that I found inspiring while browsing through the galleries, or were suggested to me.Inspirational Artisan Crafts 43 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Check out the monthly Monthly Artisan Craft Theme Challenge, and enter to win 2000 points! This months theme is "FairyTales"
Send me DD suggestions from the Artisan Craft gallery.I may take a day or two to get back to you, so please don't be offended. On a side note please, please, PLEASE, when you send a DD suggestion, send it to one moderator! We get really confused if you send us al the same thing
If you have any Artisan Craft related contests or clubs you would like to promote, (heck, anything Artisan Craft related!) note them to me and I'll post them in my journal and the next News letter. In fact, you can note ether mod about promotion, we love to help with promoting the Artis
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS1. UNIVERSALITY - Acrylic are probably the most versatile of paints. You can thin them with water and use as watercolor (they will remain permanent upon drying, unlike watercolor), apply them in full strength, create textures.9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. COMBINABLE - This medium is very suitable to be combined with anything you wish - watercolor, ink, pencils, oils... Free your imagination and experiment!
3. NUMEROUS SUITABLE SURFACES - Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas, wood, metal and many more surfaces (this is true, even though they don't adhere towards some surfaces as promptly as oils). This is a great advantage, when you get used to this medium, you can paint at whatever material you've got available.
4. DON'T STINK - That's right, all of you that have experienced headaches caused by oil paint might just appreciate an acrylic vacation!
5. FAST DRYING TIME - Composition doesn't seem right after you put down your first layer? This is not a problem, wait half an hour
Was Shakespeare the author?Furor over “ANONYMOUS”Was Shakespeare the author?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WAS SHAKESPEARE REALLY THE AUTHOR OF ALL OF THOSE MAGNIFICENT PLAYS?
Artist Identity and Art’s Purpose
A new movie, while only mildly stirring contreversy here in the USA, is causing quite an uproar in England. Anonymous is a big budget Molotov cocktail of a cultural provocation hurled by the producer-director of Godzilla and 2012, Roland Emmerich. He brings the same subtle and nuanced touch he exercised in those films to his latest film, in which he takes up the scorchingly contentious (if little known outside college literature departments) debate ongoing between the “Stratfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by the late-16th Century actor named Shakespeare) and the “Oxfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford
Art History Project: Isaac AsimovA robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.Art History Project: Isaac Asimov2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
- The Three Laws of Robotics
If you've ever read anything in your life, watched a movie or followed any sci-fi you were influenced by Asimov, even if you didn't know it.
Biochemist. Professor. Historian. Author. Pioneer. Even humorist. Asimov was a very prolific artist writing over 500 books, essays, short histories, scientific articles and even a spoof chemistry article which confused more than one. Asimov wrote 8 hours a day everyday, armed with nothing more than typewriters for most of his life.
Probably the biggest contributions of Isaac Asimov were to the field of sc
Do you sew? > o>[update]thanks so much for all the advice and links! :'D I can't reply to all, but I am bookmarking stuff left and right. THANKSS!Do you sew? > o>2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So um. I was thinking of getting into sewing and was wondering if any of you lovely people are actually into this sort of stuff!
I am a complete noob (I only know some basics but I never actually made anything..), but I have been eagerly searching and reading through various blogs and tutorials and decided to learn it properly.
Mainly the reason is, I found a number of dresses that are 1. way overpriced 2. impossible to buy in this country, so I decided to teach myself to sew. Occasionally I see great stuff in shops too, but once I try them on they turn out to need tweaks, or the fabric is too thin and cheap... >_> Not worth my money anyways...so the solution seems to be DIY!
Imagine if I have kids some day.* _* On Halloween I wanna be the coolest mum ever, making them awesome costumes!
Do you have any favourite blogs or youtube channels that you fo
Immigration is go! Comissions back open!Sorry for the long delay/lack of replies but I finally have my US visa and it'll be with me in 3 weeks.Immigration is go! Comissions back open!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now that's out of the way I'll be opening up comissions once again.
Below is a list of what i offer, how to pay and how to go about contacting me for a comission;
Comissions avaliable :
Basic character Chibi (examples: http://zeurel.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d1rzogf http://zeurel.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d1rzo70 ) (Inks only/coloured) - $ 10 / $15
Full character image (examples: http://zeurel.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d2zszfb ) (ink/coloured) - $20 + $10 for extra characters
Animated gif 2-3 second loop. Extra cost if you want it extended (example: http://zeurel.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2zhir4 ) - $25
Animated gif icon (example: :iconlaffatgravity: ) - $10
I will do just about anything except naughty stuff.
*Please note all prices are in US Dollars. When paying from another country, please convert your local cu
RoF Feature: To Battle the HordeRoF Feature: To Battle the Horde9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
To Battle the Horde
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
Cronicas RPGby caiomm
Flesh and Willby bayardwu
Crooked Ocean Goblinby Cynic-pavel
Swamp Raidby MrDream
Superheroes as ManateesThe talented Joel Micah Harris recreates popular superheroes as manatees. (via Reddit)Superheroes as Manatees2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
View Joel's full gallery
My previous art features:
Drag Queens: Before and After
PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourselfSuccess is not a measure of how much money you earn or how popular you are, rather, it is being able to find your passion - one that makes you happy and ultimately, one that you would be happy to leave as your legacy. To make a step forward to reach your dream takes smarts and guts but why couldn't you? Here is five reasons why you can.PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourself2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Everyone was born equal
More-less, this is true, some people are born more challenged than others but we all possess skills and ability to learn. It is possible to build something out of nothing if we really want to. It all comes down to our preferences and decisions.
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
2. Overcoming your fears
By constantly challenging yourself, you can get rid of fears that used to follow you. You will no longer be worried, you'll know you can count on yourself.
"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right."
"I Can't Draw""....I'm afraid other kids are gonna make fun of my drawing because I'm not good at it.""I Can't Draw"3 years ago in Personal More Like This
....said a fourth grade student to me last week at an Elementary school during my character design lesson. The little boy's comment to me about how worried he was about not being able to accurately represent what he wanted to on paper made me stop and think about something our society sort of imposes on our artists.
Since when did skill in drawing = how good of an artist you are?
I'd like to know.
Of course, we all know drawing is a fundamental skill in which every "artist" is expected to understand the Elements and Principles of Art and Design with because these elements and principles translate to ALL forms of visual art.
LETS STEP BACK AND THINK.........
Think of Art Mediums like Musical Instruments.
Think of Drawing as the Piano.
It's the instrument that most people develop an understanding of Music Theory to begin with.
But what if you picked up a guitar first instead of a piano-- and y
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
MaleficentMaleficent5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"There is evil in this world – hatred and revenge..." -Maleficent
Evil is the new black.
Maleficent by AngelaRizza
Maleficent - Angelina Jolie by lancelotmilitar
maleficent by audreymolinatti
Maleficent Inspired Monstroctopus by loveandasandwich
Maleficent by Carlo-Marcelo
lil Maleficent by art-of-rem Maleficent by mashi
Maleficent and Catwoman by daekazu
Maleficent by IrenHorrors
Fuck Fairy Tales Maleficent by chrisables
In comes Maleficent's by CoranKizerStone Sorciere by chostopher
Maleficent by daekazu
Maleficent by tesorone
Malificent by BioWorkZ
Once Upon A Dream by Ninjatic
“But before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday…”
Internet Copyrights 101Since there was an app recently on Facebook which resulted in numerous copyright infringements and legal issues, I figured now would be a good time to refresh everyone on basic internet copyright rules. These rules are by no means complete, official, or set in stone, and there are always exceptions.Internet Copyrights 1013 years ago in Personal More Like This
Follow the TOS
This should be self explanatory, but please follow the Terms of Service agreements you signed for whatever website you're currently on. Not all websites have the same rules and restrictions in their TOS and you should treat each site individually and not expect that since you got away with something on one site means you'll get away with it on another. Most websites do not allow uploading of content that is not your own.
Ask permission first.
A lot of copyright infringement happens because people don't bother to take the time to ask the original creators if it's alright to repost. It usually doesn't take much effort to send an e-mail or note asking for pe
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
How toSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters
Wed Sep 26, 2012 by techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
Titillation vs. SexismBoobs.Titillation vs. Sexism2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Guys are fascinated by them.
Through single-digit ages, they find the very concept of them hilarious, and when puberty kicks in the mere thought of lady-lumps generally causes some movement in the trouser department. These weak-willed creatures will follow them anywhere and they will do almost anything if it means simply being permitted to gaze upon them for a few moments more.
The entertainment industries, from the big movie makers to the lowly art whores (like me) know this, and have played upon it for years in order to separate males from their money. As a result, mass media is awash with the female form in all manner of provocative poses and dress.
Many women are fed up with this, but is the whole thing “sexist”?
Well, it’s impossible and indeed wrong to say a whole industry is one thing or another. Ultimately it’s all one, big, dumb organism that simply moves with the cultural winds. It perpetuates what sustains it. It’s only when you break it
Do you want to make your own 3D Anime models?Just trying to help the people that want to make stuff in 3d but are confused on where to start fromDo you want to make your own 3D Anime models?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
3d modeling program (Free) (Let me know if you know of anymore free modeling programs)
Please ._. TRY to make your OWN models from nothing if you pick Daz as your program of choice
Don't Have Photo Shop to texture your Models? (Free):
Tutorials to get you Started (Blender) (Free):
i recommend Looking at this one first:
Get started with blender
This seams to be most peoples problem with learning blender " Hot keys " so i put this new link in, this is old but should still help you. Blender Keyboa
Rose Tinted Glasses I periodically update my Tumblr (which you can see here - http://darkmechanic.tumblr.com/) with fresh images for the forthcoming weeks, in doing so I trawl through a large amount of science-fiction, fantasy and other types of illustration based on the influences I had as a kid, trying to capture that feel for old record sleeves, sci-fi book covers, faded comics, toy boxes, that sort of thing.Rose Tinted Glasses2 months ago in Personal More Like This
When doing that this morning, I came across a quote from film director Neill Blomkamp (of District 9 and Elysium fame) about the state of the concept art industry, that matches with the sadness I feel when I'm looking through all these images:
"A lot of the stuff I see now — I mean, the whole industry in general — is this kind of revolting, disposable approach to everything. The films are disposable. The marketing is disposable. And I feel the way the artwork within the films is created is disposable. A lot of that is because in