Introducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer! TweetIntroducing Sta.sh and Sta.sh Writer!4 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.
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Drag and drop multiple files at one time quickly and easily. Submit immediately to deviantART, or take time to customize or enha
Something you need to readI'm so tired of the old school notion that there is even such thing as "cheating" in art. Take the time to read this post by the incredible Gregory Manchess, you'll be better off for it. http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2012/07/10-things-i-rememberabout-tracing.htmlSomething you need to read3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cosplay Friday: SkyrimCosplay Friday: Skyrim3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wis
Art Analysis #10: Dance by Alphonse MuchaBy Alphonse MuchaArt Analysis #10: Dance by Alphonse Mucha6 years ago in Personal More Like This
This analysis copyright Scott M. McDaniel, 2009.
I ended up last week by saying I'd do a Maxfield Parrish piece this time, but I lied horribly. The Parrish piece I'd picked is Daybreak, one of his most popular and well known. It's based on the principles of Dynamic Symmetry. I need some more time to work through that, so I'll do it three weeks from now. Instead, I'm going to do Dance by Alphonse Mucha. It's part of a series of four panneaux based on the muses (some of them, anyway). Aside from Dance, there are (from left to right) Poetry, Music, and Painting. This Art Nouveau style may have come before the term "pinup," but hey, these are pinups.
You can see the common layout and circular frame motif. I'll concentrate on Dance, but keep in mind that they're a set designed to be displayed together in a room. Mucha was one of the first t
Terror wins.Son of a BITCH! SONY PUSSED OUT ON US!!!Terror wins.6 months ago in Personal More Like This
For f**k’s sake. Terrorists are not under your bed. They are not hiding around every corner. They are not in the seat next to you. The few that are out there only win if you start to think they might be.
In 2005, a gaggle of weak-minded twits blew themselves up on the London Underground. I and 1.2 BILLION other passengers per year still use it. Could another attack happen? Of course. But so could fire, flood, collapse or accident. You could get hit by a bus as you exit the station! There are a thousand-and-one terrible things that could happen to you today and, I assure you, unless you live in some third world sh*thole, the odds of a random yahoo causing you physical harm for political or religious reason is one of the least likely to occur.
By watching The Interview in theatres, you would have been more likely to choke on a popcorn kernel than get caught up in any kind of threatene
Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
Baleifying BenI got bored....and I had a microphone handy.....Baleifying Ben1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Robocop 2.0The Robocop reboot was one of the few acts of lazy plagiarism that I wasn’t really bothered by, and was in fact looking forward to.Robocop 2.01 year ago in Personal More Like This
“WHAAAT?!” I hear some cry. “You can’t mess with a classic!”
To them I ask: Have you watched the original recently?
Unlike, say, Ghostbusters (1984), the original Robocop has not aged well, mostly because it was a satire and satirical comedy/comedy based on popular culture tends to date very quickly.
Also, because of the limitations of special effects at the time: Peter Weller now looks decidedly goofy clomping around “future” Detroit in that clunky costume. I’ve no idea how restrictive it was, but I’ve a sneaking suspicion that he took the Anthony Daniels approach to playing a robot and made a point of moving like the Tin Man in a monsoon.
The reboot has ditched the satirical slant of the original and become a character-based drama. Those hoping for a repeat of the ‘87
A Bomango Halloween Treat! (part 3)Halloween may be "over", if you're into the whole "passage of time" thing that's going around, but NOT here. NOT yet.A Bomango Halloween Treat! (part 3)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And why is that? I'll tell yer, it's because there are now three (3) THREE Bomango Halloween videos up, thanks to Jordan Haro :iconBard71: and his merry band, including the fabulous Sandra Espinoza, Austin Matthews, and Chad Lawton. So thankful for (and shocked by) these amazing folks. Together they've brought the voices of Gogo, Didi, Andy, and Pablo to life, and have even tackled one of my bigger comics in the process. Their work is great, check em out, and hope you love what they've wrought this Halloween as much as I do
EDIT: And now, also, a little something extra: Where Fools Dare:
f#$k you brain!!!!so yeah... now i'll spend my future watching of avengers age of ultron making reapers jokesf#$k you brain!!!!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
i mean even the damn voice!
2014 Animation ReelLook, it's a new animation reel!2014 Animation Reel6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Examples of animated content produced from 2005-2014. Mostly new footage, but there's a few old bits I just can't give up.
In all of the traditionally-animated sequences collected here I served as Key Animator, if not full Animator. Often that's included the choreography and layout of the action as well a drawing the frames. Scenes for The Awesomes were produced in Toonboom Harmony, all other sequences animated with Photoshop and composed in AfterEffects (sequences prior to 2007 produced with finely-ground minerals pressed into pulped and pressed wood shavings).
For Darksiders II I acted as the Cinematics Director, coordinating and guiding the production of animated story sequences. Sequences were animated by teams both internal as well as outsourced, domestic and international. Animation for these sequences were produced either by the dedicated crew at Plastic Wax Australia or the talented team at Vigil Games (circa 2012, now scattered
DepressionAs most folks likely know by now Robin Williams passed away and it might be suicide.. And like most of you it hit me like blunt force trauma. I normally don't speak up about these sorts of things. I expect the sorrow is known and spoken about by much more eloquent people than I.... Except I feel there is something I must warn you about. A niggling piece of information I assume all people know... but they might not. A while back a comedic internet personality committed suicide as well. You'll likely know who I'm talking about and if you don't it is only important that you know that he was comedic. Keep an eye on the funny ones. Keep and eye on the people who bring you joy. Depression is something that happens to more than the poor emo sad sacks folks make fun of. Humor can be a reaction formation to the negative feelings that someone is feeling. Comedians are empathetic and they want you to experience joy so tDepression10 months ago in Personal More Like This
BACKFIRE!!I was really debating whether or not I should mention this, but it's cringingly funny, despite my not coming out of it well AT ALL.BACKFIRE!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I listen to Hollywood Babble On, a thoroughly puerile show (probably one of the reasons it’s on my playlist) which is hosted by Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith. A little while back, a teacher of Garman’s kid was said to be in the audience and Garman joked that he’d better be on his best behaviour otherwise the teacher would call child protective services ‘round.
Smith’s jokingly sexual humour over the course of the show didn’t help out with this at all, AND it gave me an idea for a quick pin-up to draw….. which I did….. and which I thought, at the time, would be really funny to send to them….. which I did…. along with a gag about me drawing smutty comics…… which has come back to bite me…..
Oh, god, there isn’t a rock big enough for me to hide under.
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
Chinese Horoscope Contest FinaleChinese Horoscope Contest Finale3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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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)2 years 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 camelopardalisinblue
I hope you found something h
Welcome to the Fish Tank - the introThis is the introductory section to my free ebook, Welcome to the Fish Tank. I often blather on about my writing. I thought people should get a look at the kind of work I do.Welcome to the Fish Tank - the intro1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Marina awakened by degrees. She wasn’t aware of her first conscious thought, for a host of strange sensations vied for her attention: a wonderful feeling of weightlessness, of a warmth that surrounded every inch of her body, and the quite unwelcome feeling of a stuffy nose. She decided to focus on the warmth. She lay on her side, warm and peaceful, luxuriating in the perfect feeling. She opened her eyes finally, feeling somewhat groggy, as though she’d been asleep for a week. Fish swam lazily in front of her, doing that interminable back and forth that fish do in an aquarium.
Pretty, she thought dazedly, lost in their relaxing beauty: there was an orange and white one, that she vaguely remembered was called a clownfish; a s
ArticlesHello!Articles3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to clarify some things. If you want to use my concepts in non-profitable way – don't ask for my permission every time. Just remember that 90% of all my concepts in the gallery are commercial. And the companies owning the copyrights wouldn't be happy to see their games' concepts in some other projects. If you don't infringe the copyright, use them. If you want a commercial use, make sure you tell me about that.
Also I don't sell final works, because in most cases they have been already sold.
As for the job offers, I don't take single orders. Offers I can consider include PC and
game console, mostly in Sci-fi genre. I don't consider any other offers.
Thanks for your attention!
PLZ DirectoryUPDATE: I have now added ALL of my recent PLZ accounts, and also altered the categories slightly to make it easier to find the icon you are looking for.PLZ Directory4 years ago in Personal More Like This
To make it as easy as possible for others to find my PLZ accounts, I am posting them in this journal. Also, if you have a request for one of my emotes or stamps to be turned into a PLZ account, please post it in the comments here.
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Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQOdyssey II with Clive Barker3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall1 year 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