RIP Robin WilliamsThis is very sad news, but Robin Williams has passed on. Truly he will be missed, especially to all of us '90s kids who enjoyed movies like Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Hook, etc. What a wonderful, funny man.RIP Robin Williams6 months ago in Personal More Like This
In light of this sad event, we shall celebrate Robin Williams' life by changing our weekend livestream movie to Aladdin. ^.^
News + Weekly Gallery HighlightNewsNews + Weekly Gallery Highlight6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
community related news
You can see the monthly DDs roundup here http://brookette.deviantart.com/journal/Artisan-Crafts-DDs-in-July-472367919 and here http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/June-s-Artisan-Craft-Daily-Deviations-464870330 and for sculpture here http://backsackandjack.deviantart.com/journal/Daily-Deviations-July-2013-471120471
The theme for August monthly challenge organized by Artisan Crafts galleries' volunteers is: steampunk. You can learn more about monthly challenge here http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/August-s-Artisan-Crafts-Monthly-Challenge-473034246 You can see who the winners of the June monthly challenge are here http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/July-s-Artisan-Craft-Monthly-Challenge-winners-464843007
contests and giveaways
michellescribbles is having a gieaway. You can win some of her buttons and laminated charms http://michellescribbles.deviantart.c
My Progression as an Animator at DisneyA friend of mine is writing a book on animation fundamentals and asked me for a "paragraph or two" (which I can't do) on the subject of timing. I considered it and ended up writing about my progression of learning while a Disney animator in the traditional animation days. It was good therapy for me to really think this through and consider the order of things. I hope you enjoy it. "Like" or "fav" this so others will see it too. Thanks!My Progression as an Animator at Disney2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Progression As A Disney Animator
by Tom Bancroft
Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.
When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating. 10 years? That's FOREVER! I wanted to be a full-fledged Disney animator in TWO years! I rationalized that that was a way of thinking from the 40s and today, we move at a quicker pace, so-
New Username SymbolsAs part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.New Username Symbols1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
Lets talk about Mental IllnessHey guys. I wasn't gonna talk about this at all as I usually don't like to be too depressing or heavy with my journal entries, I see my role here on Deviantart as an artist and an escape for some who wants to just have a fun reading my stories and polls or just enjoy looking at some art, so I try to avoid heavier topics like MH 370 or the Gaza war and stuff, Im sure there are already many news about that and my input is probably not neccersary, sure these issues are serious but don't think its my role to talk about it. However, I also think its important to bring awareness to a recent news because it MAY be affecting you directly right now, I am of course talking about the death of Robin Williams, yes like many of you, I was also pretty sad about the loss of Robin Williams, if you don't know who he was then you might be like 'I don't get why anyone is sad about the death of an actor' but trust me Im sure like many people who grew up watching his movies, you feel a certain bond with thiLets talk about Mental Illness6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Leonard Nimoy quotes on Spock/UhuraLeonard Nimoy quotes on Spock/UhuraLeonard Nimoy quotes on Spock/Uhura3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Frankly, I was extremely jealous of his scenes with Zoe Saldana and I think it's totally unfair that I never got to do that. I will never forgive the writers and the director, for having put me in this position, to have to be watching that, rather than participating."
"Beautiful, beautiful. Wonderful" - said Leonard Nimoy, who reprises his role as the older Spock in the movie. - "Both of them played it so well. They were both so available to each other. Very touching, really."
"You know, I'll tell you. I was bemused by it when I read it in the script. I was amazed by it when I saw it on screen. I thought it was incredible. It works brilliantly."
(this was posted on the spockuhura appreciation tumblr at http://spockuhuralove.
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Boldly Facing The FutureBoldly Facing The Future2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Artist Credit DanielaUhlig
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed in the morning.
It is the guide and the justification for everything, including our business partnerships, the development of the new app and the design of our new ide
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsA Tribute to Robin Williams5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
Uhura and Spock/Uhura on TumblrIf you've been on tumblr, you know how the #uhura tag and any spock/uhura tag (spuhura, spyota, spockuhura, spock x uhura, etc) tags look like. They are full of negativity. Posts like "I don't get this ship," "Tos Uhura was better" and so on. That is why I think we should have a positive uhura and spock/uhura tag for positive posts only. I got the idea from the CBS Sherlock Holmes show, Elementary. Their tag is #elementasquee. It's free of hate and any hate shown in that tag is quickly ignored. In a perfect world, people would stop using the uhura and spock/uhura tags when they post about hate but that's not going to happen soon. I have a few ideas for tags we can use like #uhuralove, uhurasquee, spyotalove, spyotasquee, spuhuralove, and spuhurasquee. Which ones do you like? Do you have any other tag ideas? What do you think about us doing this?Uhura and Spock/Uhura on Tumblr2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can find this post and ideas discussed on tumblr at http://spockuhura-is-flawless.tumblr.com/post/39733924373
Here's a poll so you can vot
News + Weekly Gallery HighlightNewsNews + Weekly Gallery Highlight1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
community related news
Our Dragons contest is now over and the winners have been announced. We'd like to congratulate to all winners and thank all participants and donors.
This month's challenge theme is Christmas Crafts http://cakecrumbs.deviantart.com/journal/December-Artisan-Crafts-Monthly-Challenge-498358958
You can see the monthly DDs roundup here http://brookette.deviantart.com/journal/Artisan-Crafts-DDs-in-November-494429748 you can also join in community project If I Could DD http://brookette.deviantart.com/journal/Community-Feature-Project-If-I-could-DD-495761767
contests and giveaways
You can find a list of Artisan Crafts contests and events here http://fav.me/d6wxkut
interviews and features
Winners of Dragons contest have gotten several features. They are all different and we hope you'll enjoy them.
1k Watcher Giveaway!1k Watcher Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally hit 1k watchers today! I said I'd do a giveaway if I ever got to 1000 watchers and so here I am. Of course every giveaway will have a few rules and here are mine:
You must be watching me!
The winner will receive one plushie of their choice.
Plushie can be a sitting mare, a standard mare, a standard stallion, or a filly.
If you prefer beanies or parasprites I'm sure we can work something out!
No Princesses, Alicorn OCs, draft horse stallions, changelings, etc.
No outfits or accessories with a few exceptions like a hat for AJ or bow for Apple Bloom.
International winners will be asked to pay shipping which will likely run between $40-$50 depending on the country.
I will inform the winner via DA note and they will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
I will draw the winner one week from Friday (so on January 18th) using a random number generator to select someone from my watcher list.
I will choose one
New Member Appreciation!HELLO EVERYONE!New Member Appreciation!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I apologize that it has been so long since I've written an appreciation blog. College has started up again and I've been pretty busy. But I wanted to do something a little different this time. I've noticed that a lot of new people have joined the group and I wanted to recognize some of their art and as a way to say welcome to the group!
So here are the winners!
"In her natural habitat"
"Weegee's (Dark Night) Out"
"Minion Birthday Cake"
"Ceramic Bronze Dragonfly"
"From da street"
"Somebody Order a Super Uke?"
Crafts + WebsiteCrafts almost is seen like a dying art in a world where everything is digitalized and quickly accessible. I don't know for you but I like to create arts & crafts away from the computer. Here is a little list of subjects that might interest you if you ever decide to experiment or just curious about it (also remember that if you can't find a material that you want, you can create it!):Crafts + Website9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sculpture(clay, metal, wood, assemblage, etc.)
Painting(acrylic, oil, tempura, gouache, etc.)
Sewing(needles, material, crochet, etc.)
Culinary(meals, entrees, dessert, etc.)
These are just few examples, but feel free to click here and discover the different medias to explore
P.S.: Can't find a proper business card printer? Create your own logo stamp and stamp your own cardstock!
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
Beauty as a Force of Energyby techgnoticBeauty as a Force of Energy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Louie Schwartzberg has made it his life’s mission to use his cinematic artistry to raise the alarm for public awareness of the dire situation we are facing in the possible collapse of our taken-for-granted natural resources. The “colony collapse disorder” currently decimating our honeybees was the prompt for Louie’s new movie, Wings of Life, which at it's essence, is a love story that feeds the earth.
Disney is rele
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Robert Rodriguez Presents Project Green ScreenRobert RodriguezRobert Rodriguez Presents Project Green Screen2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Robert shot an action-packed short film called Two Scoops, starring twins Lola and Lucia who operate an ice cream truck by day and happen to also be monster-slayers. Fans contributed to the project by submitting films, Tweeting their ideas for super-weapons, creating the fiercest monsters, and sending in their photos to appear on Missing Person posters.
We're excited to announce that the collaboration is now complete! You can see the finished film right here, along with the best contributions from fans, and documentary footage to tell the story of the project.
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Brian Kesinger: Character DrivenBrian Kesinger: Character Driven3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
Foreword by techgnotic
It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and