Undiscovered Gems (26)Yes, I've gone and done it again! As if I'm not busy enough with A Call to Conversation and dA Roadtrip articles, I'm bringing you ANOTHER one! With the launch of the "Undiscovered" browsing option, there are a TON of awesome artworks I've been finding and admiring, and I just have to share them with you guys.Undiscovered Gems (26)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL be taking suggestions for this series, as well, so if you discover something while browsing the bowels of dA that you think needs to be shared, please send me ( =TwilightPoetess ) a note titled Undiscovered Gems.
Undiscovered Gems (26)
today's theme: exploration
Yggdrasil Mammoth Ivory Pendant - front by Bonecarverpm
Eggshell carving by vnarts
Warm Reflections by StarwaltDesign
Ethiopia by bloodawni
I hope you found something h
Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
What is Sta.sh?
What is Sta.sh?
Sta.sh is deviantART's new upload and submitting platform, home to all of your images, writings, Flash/animations, and everything in-between. It provides you with an area to place, organize, and perfect your artistic workings to submit to deviantART and beyond. A suite of features all in one, Sta.sh is here to make your online life a whole lot easier.
Drag & Drop, & Store
Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #3First I just wana say thanks so much to :iconartofashes: for the sub and dA's new journal-writing beta which makes featuring thumbnails so much, SO MUCH, easier and faster for me. Honestly thanks so much.Watcher's Feature 2 - the return of the pimp #31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Please take a look, there are some awesome peeps here
note: Faving this journal might help with your exposure but it's solely up to your fellow deviants ~
It takes me a while to put these together and it's a bit of a tedious process, so if you commented on my other journal to be featured, please take a look at everyone else's work too. After all, it's only fair that way and if you don't, it's just a little selfish and your conscience will bug you . So yah, share the love, guys!
These are ordered first come first serve style; I will be showing around 50 pieces at one time (I still have a lot to go through and it adds up every time i put up a feature journal), and be featuring once a week or bi-weekly as to not clog up your message boxes. It'll p
Arty art jimyy jammyWe be art jammmin at comic corn wit :iconevanstanley: :icondarkspeeds: :iconchemb0t: :iconequalsn: :iconcirotin: :iconairlight:Arty art jimyy jammy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All the arts be drawnedededed every day.
Arts to be posted tomerro
let's make it clearMaybe it's better to make a journal with all the infos about SMILE we came up till now, since it seems that some people still have doubts, or maybe they simply don't read all the descriptions and concepts. Who knows?let's make it clear2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However let's start this.
The current year it's 2530. All the missions and stories take part on Earth.
Back in 2453 the Earth was going through a bad economy crysis. To avoid this problem, the governments from all over the world decided to reunite under a big unique government, hoping to finally put an end to the crysis. Unfortunatelly, that government turned out to be a tyranny, identified under the name of MOLOCH.
They simply started to impose rules and laws, forcing people to live in fear.
Only in 2471 a small group of people decided to fight against MOLOCH to take their world back. They reunited under the name of SMILE. Bright colors and funny smiles are a unique feautures they have, completely in contrast with the dark colors and cree
The legends were true?!Geek culture has many myths and legends, ranging from fabled disks and cassettes containing unreleased sequels of beloved games to Easter Eggs found only within the code of early versions of certain titles.The legends were true?!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The most well known of these legends, the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, The Excalibur of Geek mythology, is that of the lost E.T. Cartridges – arguably the worst video game in history - buried somewhere in the New Mexico desert.
Now, they’ve been hiding unwanted stuff out in the deserts of America as far back as 1923. When filming finished on Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, they worked out it’d be cheaper to just bury the set than dismantle it. This lent the E.T. Cart legend a little credibility, but even I was skeptical of anything ever being found….
….my word, Indy! My word!
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.
Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
Back up your files, kids.The very first company I worked for was Climax (not to be confused with Climax Entertainment, which made things like Landstalker) where I was a very, very green peon for a couple of years during the development of the action RPG Sudeki.Back up your files, kids.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
They hired me out of college with the intention of training me up in Maya and putting me to work as a cheap, 3D modeller. Unfortunately, I was crap at that, so they let me do concept art instead.
With Sudeki recently re-released via Steam, I thought I’d dig out some of the art that I had drawn for the game.
Now, there are two types of digital data storage: those that have failed and those that are going to fail. The one and only CD that my Sudeki concept art was on appears to be, well, f**ked. Borked beyond recovery. Unless I put it on a flash drive that I’ve forgotten about, it’s probably gone for good.
I’m not too broken up about it. The work I did back then was hideous. I’d only just started using ph
One Bad Mother...board."I can't explain it. It just sort of...came back to life."One Bad Mother...board.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Computer Repair Guy, as he handed me back my "dead" computer
and authorized a full refund.
It had been a strange weekend.
The week before, my car had transformed from an able, roadworthy steed into a wheezing, growling monstrosity with a ruptured exhaust line. It was no secret that the past winter did a number on the undercarriage. Two seasons ago, winter had decided it wasn't worth the effort, and the roads were clear and generally snowless. But last year, winter came back with an axe to grind and dumped white product on us repeatedly, causing the highway department to freak and liberally administer what amounted to half an ocean's worth of salt onto the roads. The oxidation to my car's tender underbelly was considerable; at one point the area beneath the driver's side had corroded so hideously that insulation ballooned out from beneath and looked like a mangled p
Wimpiest 'storm' ever.Let's assess the damage England sustained from the dreaded "storm" that hit last night: the rail network has been disrupted (which doesn't take a storm to do. Leaves on the line is usually enough) and a tree fell over.Wimpiest 'storm' ever.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
However will we cope?
I think the British media look at genuinely dangerous parts of the world with envy. It must be boring for them working in the UK. We have no dangerous animals (the newspapers have been trying to cause panic over the False Widow. The least scary spider in the world), you're never more than a few miles from a road, so there is no wilderness to get lost in (you have to be dumb enough to climb a Scottish mountain in mid-winter in order to die in the "wild"), there are no active fault lines to cause major earthquakes or tsunami, you can drink the tap water without worry and our weather doesn't require special preparations to deal with, only causing trouble for people devoid of common sense.
The only thing "dangerous" here are the people.
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
The Cleanser, Day OneFor a long time I've wrestled with a lot of unhealthy life choices. By "wrestled", though, I sort of mean that I fretted about them but assumed I'd have some bolt of inspiration somewhere in the indeterminate future that would change me completely into a better person. Which isn't completely wrong as an assumption, as long as you take into account that the "bolt of inspiration" usually comes along in the form of sudden, crushing medical bills or terminal illness, or both, and "better person" sometimes means being fondly remembered at your funeral rather than as a healthy, functioning, LIVING organism.The Cleanser, Day One1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But I guess I did have a little bit of revelation recently, and unlike previous times when I brushed off the idea of change as "too hard to be bothered with", for some reason this time it seemed...doable.
Without giving too much boring, confessional history, I'm kind of a drinking man. The first thing an alcoholic will probably do is assure you they're not an alcoholic, and even so, I wou
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
Art trades maybe perhaps.I've been drawing a lot recently, but it's mostly been Detrah and Tydii's fursona or some other characters from her.Art trades maybe perhaps.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I'd maybe like to take couple of art trades, to get something else to draw too. `w´ But I'm scared because I've usually been so slow with them.
So! If you'd like to have an art trade with me, please comment here with a link to the character you'd like me to draw. Then I'll secretly sketch the ones that I like huehue, and after that I'll contact you about the trade. That way I have at least started my part, so I hopefully won't get too slow or lazy. Plus I get to sketch in peace without pressure.
I prefer drawing animals, but they don't have to be dogs or wolves. n__n
BUT I MAKE NO PROMISES about how many trades I'll do, or if I'm going to do them at all. ´A` Snif.
Stop complainingThe more you know: complaining about not enough Mess Perfect pages per week doesn't exactly encourage me to draw more Mess Perfect pages. On the contrary, I'm thinking about giving up. The only thing that makes me go on working on that comic is because I need to finish something I started, not because I care about the faves or the comments I might receive. Thank you A-holes.Stop complaining1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Remember RememberPeople across the pond often explain Britain's "Bonfire Night"/"Guy Fawkes Night" as the UK's version of their July 4th celebration.Remember Remember9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Penchant for detonating sparking, explody things aside, they're not at all similar.
One is about a nation celebrating its independence (or the defeat of alien invaders, depending how strong your grip is on reality) the other is basically a nation trolling terrorists, rubbing their faces in failure.
That the thwarting of the November 5th gunpowder plot is remembered is arguably one of the two reasons why the Brits are universally unafraid of terrorism (the second being that Fair Blighty has faced down the largest war machines the world has ever seen. A random yahoo that wants to blow himself up is an irritant by comparison). You leave the nations of the UK alone and they fight among themselves in a 600mile long drunken brawl. However, if an outside force so much as prods them with a stick in a manner that they find remotely unpleasant, they unify
Incredible SOPA ResponseI've been watching the SOPA response on deviantART all day, and needless to say the level of discussion being had about it is at an all new level from what I've ever seen around here the past decade or so.Incredible SOPA Response3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you guys rally, it's quite a sight. And I do mean a sight...
These are screenshots just taken from the front page of dA. And with every reload of our NEWEST submissions...
... there is a seemingly endless stream of these DEVIATION CENSORED deviations, just about all of them opposing SOPA and PIPA.
It's always mesmerizing to watch our community in action, especi
CONGRATS ON MY MOTHER'S ENGAGEMENTIT'S ABOUT FUCKIN' TIME, YOU TWO!!!!CONGRATS ON MY MOTHER'S ENGAGEMENT5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Psychology meaning of doodles/drawings.*Disclaimer* not my own written work just a collection of notes from many sources.* Last Edit: 4/4/2013Psychology meaning of doodles/drawings.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are many who simply doodle. You might not realize it, but your doodle actually decides the kind of personality you have, and what sort of mood you are going through.
Primarily, it is the size of the doodles. If you draw large doodles that take most of your page, you are likely to be attracted to nature. Moreover, you might also have a reserved personality, but would want to socialize.
Small doodles on a corner of the paper suggest that the person is neat and organized in his/her ways. Because the drawing is placed on a side of the page, it shows that a person does not like wastage and prefers everything in its proper place. Those that use the center of the page may be extrovert and in need of attention. This is a common trait in those who work in areas where they need to get used to public speaking (barriste
Odyssey Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 42 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year 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