Big Ben ResponseA succinct summary of the recent complaints:Big Ben Response3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"You somehow magically gained the ability to draw near-photorealistic buildings overnight and you choose to use this amazing newfound skill to draw a building in the background? Get serious dude."
This is a redrawing of Big Ben (using a different reference photo BTW) to show that I am actually capable of drawing architecture just fine. I only used the computer for the poster version because I wanted more control over it.
I'm gonna be leaving Big Ben the way it is in the poster. There's nothing to "own up to" about it other than saying "sorry I used such a recognizable image source of a popular and well known landmark as reference." I did not trace.
Curious that so many of the people crying "copyright infringement" over me using reference are also the same people who take my comics and make "parodies" of them by cutting, rearranging, and re-uploading th
The Avengers - ReviewHonestly I don't have much to say other than it's just really awesome. You don't need to have seen Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, or Thor to understand what's going on, but it most certainly does help.The Avengers - Review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is probably one of the most epic movies I have seen since the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter. It's up there. It's not perfect, and some moments seem to drag on a bit (mostly around the middle), but every key moment is accentuated properly, every line delivered in such a way that you don't miss out on what's going on, every action scene composed in a way you aren't confused, and overall the whole thing is just a joy to watch.
What's really fun about this movie is that they don't hold back. Ever. Everything you want to see in a movie about the Avengers is pretty much up on this screen. You wanna see Thor and Iron Man duke it out? You got it! You wanna see an army of aliens attacking a city? Got it. You wanna see Tony Stark deliver hilarious banter aga
Big BenSo in case you haven't heard yet, some kind YouTuber found the reference image I used to draw Big Ben for my London poster, warped and skewed it to match the angle, and made a rather catchy song proclaiming how I traced it while the image flickers back and fourth between the photo and my drawing as "proof."Big Ben3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know I have haters out there, and some of them seem to have unhealthy obsessions with finding fault in everything I do, but this is taking it pretty far, don't you think? Even if it were traced, Big Ben is such an iconic image that you'd be hard pressed to find a different angle to work with, especially since it's box-shaped and all sides look the same.
I should probably point out that if you see pixelation in the tower, it's because the whole image has been reduced and saved at only 60% normal JPEG compression. It's a trick used to keep the image good enough to be seen but bad enough to be printed, thus encouraging sales on the larger non pixelated poster.
With only days to go be
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
Some thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.I commission art a lot. I've commissioned from many different artists all over the world. And after several years here are a few on my own personal thoughts on commissionsSome thoughts on commissions from a commissioner.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. List you prices.
- Whether its flat rates or by the hour, artists that commissions should list their rates. Most the time the old saying "If you have to ask, it probably costs to much." really comes into play here. I'm so much more likely to commission someone where I can gauge my budget. I myself am a single income family of five. That means I have a budget. A budget means I shop around. So that means when I am comparing artists if I know what I can spend with one and not the other, I'm more likely to go with the one I know I can budget.
2. List your customers.
- It is so much easier for a person to know where they stand when you have them listed.
2½. Update your customers.
- Most artists have an idea how long something is going to take. Now it's understandable that the idea isn't always acc
Sci-fi, fantasy and surreal feature! and Contest!Here's a feature with some amazing works submitted recently to our Sci-Fiction, Fantasy and Surreal galleries. Enjoy!Sci-fi, fantasy and surreal feature! and Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time Machine by DusanMarkovicNecropsy Commencing by JamesLedgerConceptsRemnants by overseerUnderground: gone with the gun by mingrutuNew World by KENBARTHELMEYThe Angels Dance by TylerCreatesWorldsDesertpillars by CalleswSurface by ArtistMEFRed Dragon by ColletteJEllisA New Era by WhendellFantasy Football by JamesLedgerConceptsMy Own God by KirenBagcheeThe Chase by as07Black Black Heart by ArtistMEF:thumb345498847::thumb285542838:Baliarth Den by RavenMorgothDumbas the Red by masterBoAinur by PaulHectorTRengar League of Legends by 1oshuartA Journey to The Hollow Earth by bergamind:thumb348084259:Witch_dragon_Alexandrescu_Paul by AlexandrescuPaulThrough the eyes of a monster1 by AcrylicdreamsOrigins by 3mmIProphecy (Genesis) by olejnyMad Dryad by igreenyNon Humans by VikBogdanovicServalis Dtam-Chur (SE Asian Treecat) by m0zch0psGideon by DavidRapozaArtNursery II (Winter) by TolkyesGolden Temple by FerdinandLaderaTower of evil by yangxueguoClaus el Rojo by TheMonkey-DavidLanzaWater Snake by ElXi-AmeynThe Creation by AirborneTerroravis by kaaaaySpaceMoth by EphynephrynTranscend Time by lostknightkgStudio II by ZokiArt555
January Feature !Bonjour à tous !January Feature !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
J'espère que vous avez passé de bonnes vacances, que la reprise n'a pas été trop difficile.
Vivement le week-end !
Pour vous faire patienter jusque demain soir, voici de belles créations !
Hello to all!
I hope that you crossed(spent) good holidays, that the resumption was not too difficult.
Deeply the weekend!
To make you wait to tomorrow evening, here is of beautiful creations!
Don't forget to follow me :
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Shadowness >> http://shadowness.com/meridian
Charlotte's Web by Phatpuppyart-Studios
I have a wish by emanrabiah Better Days Ahead by Phatpuppyart-Studios :thu
Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 1Art Feature: The Digital Showcase - Vol 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The Digital Showcase
presented by the Digital Artists
If you like this art feature please this blog to help spread the word.
Dark Queen Guinevere (Advanced)by Cryptcrawler
Miss Summerby su-ke
Water Goddess regby Toru-meow
Cry of a Broken Winged Birdby Vanleith
Features-just some awesome stuff I found on daFirst top 3 artist of this week- :icongrin--plz:Features-just some awesome stuff I found on da3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconmarcgosselin:Tree frog by marcgosselinLovers, Black and White by marcgosselinNautilus by marcgosselinTree frog No.2 by marcgosselin
:icontonysandoval:bones and stones by tonysandovalfish party by tonysandovalnocturno in italy by tonysandovalmonstruos en el bosque by tonysandovalel misterio de la chica pulpo by tonysandovalriding aways from you by tonysandovaluntil the end of the times by tonysandoval
Thee people that gave me points:
:iconPaul-Shanghai: Michael Fassbender Animation by Paul-ShanghaiBill Nighy by Paul-ShanghaiRobert Downey jnr by Paul-ShanghaiGeorge Clooney by Paul-ShanghaiRobert Downey jnr by Paul-ShanghaiGerard Butler Animation by Paul-ShanghaiMichael Fassbender by Paul-ShanghaiCrying Boy by Paul-ShanghaiHouse M.D. by Paul-ShanghaiAngelina Jolie by Paul-Shanghai
:iconitaylie:Now he stops at traffic lights by iTaylieStop the Clocks by iTaylieWhat people want you to see by iTaylieMade in China by iTaylieLittle James by iTaylieThere we were by iTaylieHeathen chemistry by iTaylieSpiralling by iTaylieKiss the wind by iTaylie:thumb216
Best Digital Works from Ukraine # 13 (April-2012)Hello boys and girls! ) As usual good art from UkraineBest Digital Works from Ukraine # 13 (April-2012)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can add my own group :icondigitalua: to your +devwatch list
and see these arts in your message box ^_^
20120215 by ArdenRey bye winter by Sergey-Lesiuk :thumb292127561: cavetown by VityaR83 Welcome to Hell by Sergey-Lesiuk
Spy beacon by ArtistMEF My hand by Sergey-Lesiuk Malvina by Sergey-Lesiuk BoOoOM by ArtistMEF Sabotage by ArtistMEF
: :thumb290621324: suicide enemy by sobaku-chiuchiu Dream as every your wish comes true by yourPorcelainDoll April Elf by LadyOwl I know that you'r watching by mashamaklaut A pilot and his cat by Noldofinve
:thumb268991530: forest in flow by anndr Sunny 25.03.13 by Eugene-Siryk Living behind the clouds by veprikov Dark water by anndr
Melted by oione yard by VityaR83 Mishki by kidy-kat Queen of the Black Chess by MirageMari :thumb225354137: shaman by alphabethater
Dream Evil by anndr Suzy escapes by Okha 8-bit love by redfillCowboys do hug by MpakC:t
How did I made that helmet!check the process here: http://hi.baidu.com/protoss0083/blog/item/3bfccbfd6683ae65d6887db7.htmlHow did I made that helmet!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
tons of photos... hope you guys like it （· v · ）
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Weekly feature No#1 RulesWeekly feature No#13 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently we hired a whole bunch of new staff. Including two lovely new Feature mods.
They have, along with myself, gone through our vast galleries and picked out a small selection of works which we think are a worthy of putting in the spotlight.
They come from a range of categories and digital mediums.
So please take the time to check out these brilliant pieces.
Assassin's Creed - Ubisoft Art Book ProjectGreetings, Assassin lovers! This feature is a celebration of the artwork created by deviants for the Ubisoft Carte Blanche Artbook project. Though these artworks weren't selected, I hope you'll agree these incredible pieces deserve recognition by clicking the little green fav button to the left. I wish this was a comprehensive list, but I'm sure I've missed a few and a few have yet to be posted on DA, so feel free to link them in the comments below.Assassin's Creed - Ubisoft Art Book Project4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many thanks to all the artists for sharing your beautiful vision, and thanks to Ubisoft for creating such an amazing franchise!
Assassin's Creed: India by merkymerx Flapper Art Deco Assassin by triple6punkie
Royal Assassin by technofortomcats Civil War Assassin by Ayaeqlarune Assassins Creed: Russia Edit by dcslider Assassin Creed -Riot- by FireSniper197
Geisha by BrandyWoods Hatyara by Ellfie Arvin and Margaret by Kaxen6 Arrington on Horseback by Kaxen6
Assassin Creed by ChaosShannon :th
Recent Dangerous Virus/Worms on DeviantartRecently, over the past couple of weeks or so a number of people have been getting attacked by a virus while on Deviantart. This has resulted in said people having to do 'system restores' and even having to go as far as reformatting.Recent Dangerous Virus/Worms on Deviantart5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some have been known to pop up as a deceiving "windows update" popup of some sort while browsing DA or upon full viewing deviations.
I have received numerous pop-up warnings while on the Deviant art website regarding these.
I created this news article in hopes that the community would become more aware of it and take precautions in making sure you have virus protection. Malawarebytes has been a known solution, but people have had trouble installing after being attacked by the virus.
I hope people will spread this information if they find they have had attacks as well, not to spread fear but to inform others of what is going on and could happen.
Those who have been attacked are now too afraid to go on Deviantart after being attacked once, and I would hate t
Con Going ChecklistConvention Check ListCon Going Checklist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taking Care of Yourself
You know it's out there: the dreaded smell of unwashed bodies. At Sakura-Con, it's called H.O.B.O.: Horrible Otaku Body Odor. We here at Sakura-Con have declared the convention a "No H.O.B.O. Zone." To enforce that, we have provided a checklist that will help you keep that smell to an absolute minimum, and your con experience will be much more pleasant. Please remember to bring these things with you!
The Top Twenty Items Forgotten by Convention Attendees (a Checklist)
1. Personal towel. (We know the hotel provides them, but if you're sharing a room with several people, this guarantees you your very own towel. Also, if you plan on using a lot of makeup for a costume or dying your hair and use hotel towels, you will be charged a hefty fee for damaging hotel property. Please bring your own towels if you plan to do this.)
2. Shampoo and conditioner. (Again, the hotel provides these, but the bottles are quite small. Bringing your own ensures you
Best Digital Works from Ukraine # 11Hello my dear watchers! )Best Digital Works from Ukraine # 113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, I want to show you some works from my friends that inspiring me for a long time. These ARTS are really AWESOMENESSS.
Plz, spend little time to see masterpieces here.
I hope you won't be disappointed...)
Sanctuary by Nikulina-Helena The Scarecrow by Nikulina-Helena Witchcraft by Nikulina-Helena
Pike canyons by NewmanD Windrose by anndr
Damnation by AlexanderExorcist Dawn of September by Rem-Jericho Steampunk angel by sashulka
Broken Mecha by ArtistMEF Assault rifle 1 by NightWong Lament of the Broken by Xeeming
AUG girl by Kira-Mayer Daydreaming by zy0rg Happy Halloween by oionePearla by oione
Spiraling by zy0rg morning by VityaR83 At Oceanarium by MpakC
shaman girl by LadyOwl Halloween 2011 by Nikulina-Helena The Vampire Chronicles by Xeeming :thumb266454526:
:thumb264418518: Happy Halloween by LadyOwl Junk bot by ArtistMEF
White-brown motie by yoggurt :thumb26
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
WCS Gurren Lagann COMPLETEIT'S DONE!!!!WCS Gurren Lagann COMPLETE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last night I finally assembled the mecha fully and activated all the lights for a test run, and EVERYTHING IS WORKING!!!!
So. after 6 months, here is the result of my blood sweat and tears (and money, don't forget money $$) for the championships!!
WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE ARE!!!!! :iconfirerageplz:
The final height is 2 metres 50 cm. It has 26 push lights in them to make up all the eyeballs, and runs on 78 AAA batteries lol.
I don't even know how to express how accomplished I feel right now.
Only 6 days until the flight to Nagoya now. Wish me luck to the finish ))))
Meanwhile, I'm just gonna chill for a bit
Finally, more detailed progress pictures and walkthrough of the making, and general dorkiness can be seen at any of the Facebook pages on top of the journal
Last feature of 2013!:iconchampagneplz: Happy New Year everyone! :iconchampagneplz:Last feature of 2013!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please enjoy this last feature of 2013 with twenty works from our most active members!
Kiev Cries by ArtistMEF
Mandala Design 206 Seasonal by Philluppus
In The Black Forest by maiarcita
La espera by Sivali-Delirium
The Quiet Room by MirellaSantana
Resident Evil 14 by Terribilus
Signs Of Life by MoodyBlue
Walking to the Unknown by ZedLord-Art
-Snowman- by Nikulina-Helena
The Ritual 2 by Wesley-Souza
Do you want a feature 20... finishedFeature timeDo you want a feature 20... finished2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the feature is over ... OK...I told that I'll feature first 50 thumbs, but then I got so, so, so many comments, that I just wanted to put them more. Unfortunately I still couldn't put all thumbs which you sent me. So I featured first 103 thumbs in this journal... half time more than I said Enjoy
You can also fav this journal, so these artist will get more exposure and views... spread the love Thank you
:thumb318533590: AT : The white rose princess by AmiMochi Speedpaint: Ocean Maiden by Jiiri
:thumb319590071: Charlavail by rae-shi Anywhere the wind blows... by Kisarra
F l y i n g by Marie8D PC: Twinkle little star by amazonitte :thumb317113265:
lily of the valley by afercanqueen regreso al pasado by Nesgodraa Despair by SparkCat
SC: Stasya by TiaVon :thumb319793129: Pensive by Florence0
Elf/ Demon of Woods by RoteGruetze Taste of Blood by Toxic-Containment Asami by chatoyantes
:thumb319345394: The Lady of the Forest Waters by SamTheDragonGirl Porcelain by Julia-Aurora
[closed]100 Points Giveaway + Art Rafflecongratets our two winners of the Giveaway~[closed]100 Points Giveaway + Art Raffle10 months ago in Personal More Like This
And the Art price goes to
Thank you all for participating~
see ya next time~
nyahaha welcome to my 2nd points giveaway~
Yep yep, as you can see, I've got some spare points to share with you guys, but I also wanted to celebrate for reaching 100 Watchers, I want so say:
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME~~
Okay, enough with the talking, let's go straight to the rules of the giveaway:
To enter the 100 Giveaway simply this Journal!
You don't need to be a watcher of mine but I'd really appreciate it if you do so
You can comment if you w
Contest Entries Finally Done!Finally I'm DONE! Now I can finally see the light! :iconfinallyplz:Contest Entries Finally Done!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now here it is,my 2 months of labor! :iconpunch1plz::iconpunch2plz:
Ugh,I went through nowhere for two months,being inactive to devianart,designing robots on the computer 24/7,stuck in my small room building part by part with a tiny curious angel as a companion(lol),working all day and night,but now,I think my effort now finally bear fruits!
AS YOU SEE,I BUILT TWO,KICK-ASS ROBOTS WITHIN 2 MONTHS!!! I even have a background tarpaulin with my logo on it!
Man,I really,really hope I,at least win,in any place! Honestly my family admires me at the same time the're MAD at me! (for being so focused only in work not in the family,plus being a power hog for using the computer all day everyday! )
So I hope my efforts didn't go straight to the garbage!
(BTW,Nendo Ikaros,because you als
Weekly Group Feature #17 !This weeks featured group is:Weekly Group Feature #17 !3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
LoveToPlush is a group dedicated to the making of doll and teddy like creatures we also like to call plushes. Personally I am in love with the group and I am really happy I came across it. Looking through the gallery folders was such a pleasure and so I hope you will enjoy some of the amazing creations featured here this week.
Look at all the pretty thiiiings:
:thumb177459216:Muriel by LadyFoxtails:thumb170926420:
Wild Thing by Skizzarah:thumb176049673:Bunchie Plushie 2 by DisplacedminddA 10th Birthday Cake II by GracePessimist
:thumb174844173:Sweater meow Bear by VidaliahHappy Fridge by lil-utena
:thumb88286742:Buzz Lightyear Plushie by Saint-AngelLil' Zoidburg by KimmiJe
Baby Tina by SkizzarahLorena Teddy by psonhagirl in frog suit by arsenic62Probe by Monkeystyle3000
Cookie for Monkey by Monkeystyle3000Mini Bearzah Comin Through by creaturekebabafternoon snack by OkashiBurochi
Citrus Chameleon 2 by quirkandbrambleMushroom Plushie by reluctantdisasterCustom Miniature Huggle 2 by quirkandbramble