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
That Pesky Percieved DefaultI always marvel at how much of a learning experience this DA page can be. In many ways this is like an anthropological field study where a perfect random sampling seems to present itself in various ways for scrutiny and observation.That Pesky Percieved Default3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What always baffles me and makes me laugh is the male of our species. How times have progressed and yet how totally archaic they have stayed. Technology has advanced and yet instead of refining and polishing our species to some enlightened Star Trek type of society it is in fact proving to be the ultimate weapon of the classic, monosyllabic, bonehead( Technology as an instrument of human de-evolution would be a great study too)
Yes folks I am a girl but my sexual default setting is not set to far left corner of the dial at "Penis". I am amazed that in this era of supposed sexual freedom, and liberation that the perception is still that strict heterosexuality is the absolute and only norm. Perhaps we have the bible to blame for that with that old chestnut kn
The Perks of PrettinessSo I just got into a nasty argument with a friend who accused me that my life was easy and non problematic simply because I am "pretty" and "white". I am floored by the presumptuous nature of people when it comes to individuals who appear to be white and hence instantly "priveleged".The Perks of Prettiness3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here is the truth. I have worked and supported myself since I was 17, I got my medical education in Europe for free but I came to the US and got my other diploma here and paid full price as a non resident non citizen, I was not eligible for loans, my whiteness or sexy ass did not pay my bills or my tuition. No I worked three jobs and paid taxes and never got one red cent from the government.
Oh and the whole "white" claim? Well I am half French but I am also part Japanese amongst a few other things. Increase the Japanese by a few percent and I would have as much claim to being an "ethnic minority" as the President of the USA has. How is that for a spoiled white girl who cruised by on her looks?
I am inf
Weekly Light Hunters Feature #32:iconvenatoreslucis:Weekly Light Hunters Feature #323 years ago in Art Features More Like This
All New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer UpliftHey FolksAll New Sta.sh Submit Page + Sta.sh Writer Uplift3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We've got a two in one beta tester extravaganza for you today, with a big update to the Sta.sh submission page and a new and improved toolbar for Sta.sh Writer
New Sta.sh Submission Page
What has changed
When submitting a deviation from your Sta.sh to your deviantART gallery you will see that there is an all new layout and flow of the interface to make the submission process simpler and easier to understand
Functionality has been improved with the ability to submit to multiple galleries at the same time
There is also a new "Image Preview" feature which allows you to see exactly how your image is going to look with accurate sizing and watermark (if selected)
What has not changed
We've not take anything away, all the options that you had before are all still there!
What to do if you find a bug
If you have any issues or come across
Project Educate - Pinup and Glams ABCsDue to the Nature of the Pinup & Glamour Galleries, these Articles have a Mature Content warning…Project Educate - Pinup and Glams ABCs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
End of Pinup & Glamour Week - A to Z
14th - 20th November 2011 is Pinup & Glamour Week in projecteducate ----> http://distortedsmile.deviantart.com/journal/Project-Educate-Pinup-amp-Glam-Week-268797004
Finishing off Pinup & Glam week with an A to Z of the complied galleries…
A is for Art
Because this is deviantART!!
B is for Burlesque
Coquettish, fun, cheeky and so damn cute!
burlesque show by blooding
C is for Cheesecake
People saw the early paintings and photos and declared them to be "Better than Cheesecake!" so here are some that are all about the cake!
Basement Kitchen Cake by vivavanstory :thumb20659768
26 songs that take me back to my school daysJust some of the music that takes me right back to my school days and childhood.26 songs that take me back to my school days3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Warning, it does get a little cheesy Don''t judge me I was young and didn't know any better. But some of these are classics
In no particular order
B*Witched - C'est La Vie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvjLgjtJKsc&ob=av3n
WHIGFIELD - SATURDAY NIGHT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTI8s0H31ys
Gina G - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3nROFIF5ek
Los Del Rio - Macarena http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3fel4WqPa8
The Fugees - Killing me softly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKOtzIo-uYw&ob=av2n
Spice Girls - 2 Become 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA5jsa1lR9c&ob=av2e
Puff Daddy - I'll Be Missing You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2K10CrThw&feature=fvst
Will Smith - Men In Black http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSRF3slguhI
Aqua - Barbie Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A&ob=av2e
All Saints - Never Ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPT5cub1mZk
Billie - Because We
Old cameras____________________________________________________Old cameras3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryRules:Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1->You must post these rules.
2->Each person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3->Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create ten new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4->You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5->Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
6->No tag backs.
7->No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You legitimately have to tag 10 people.
* I hate staying in one place
* I'm passionate about expressing myself, through music, art, writing, whatever.
* I don't really want to go to college, but probably am anyways.
* I love hiking
* I wanna go zip lining in Costa Rica
* I have trained my cat to meow when I say "all the kitties in the house say:"
* I went to Salem Massachusetts for my thirteenth birthday.
* I have a delayed sleep disorder
* I can't sleep with socks on, just cannot do it
* I tripped and fell into a bush t
PhotographyWorld September 2012 Gallery Picks[ Featured Gallery | Journals | About us | Guidelines | Favourites ]PhotographyWorld September 2012 Gallery Picks3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Photographyworld strives to showcase the best of her members
We are a group dedicated entirely to general photography.
If you're a photographer then this is the place for you...
If you like what you see, please FAVE this article, so more people can notice it.
Thanks a lot
Self Harm Awareness day 1st March 2012Self Harm Awareness day 1st March 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks an awareness day over a subject that can mean many things to many people. Self Harm (or Self Injury) is the act of physical damage to oneself, usually as a coping strategy for expressing deep distress or coping in difficult situations. Self harm commonly is associated with cutting, but can also refer to any physical damage to the self including burning, hitting, taking overdoses, swallowing chemicals, bleaching, hair pulling ( trichotilliomania), scratching and so forth.
You may know what it is, but it is often the reasons why that people are not familiar with. There is still this belief and stereotype surrounding the type of person likely to harming them-self, but the truth is, it could be anyone no matter what gender, culture or age. The reasons behind self harm can be such a huge variety- different people cope in different ways with different distresses. Such issues that may trigger self harm might be bullying, t
Underwater SecretsI've always loved water. I've always imagined different situations in which I'm drowning. My brain likes to do that when I'm in deep water.Underwater Secrets3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please fave this article if you like it so that the featured artists could get more exposure!
A short underwater love story
A fascinating look at the microscopic world inside one drop of water
Things to check out:
Ethereal Underwater Portraits by Jacob Sutton
Riding a wave with Dusting Humphrey
Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....Or so it is often thought. But it should never be.Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(Please note, I'm not necessarily talking about deviantart's critique system, though this certainly applies to it. I'm talking about all feedback, whether in comments or notes, in person, or on another site. Deviantart simply has a good format for others to leave feedback to an artist.)
In art school, you tend two get two different types of young artists: people who are infatuated with their work, and people who have no confidence in it at all. But really, it all boils down to the same thing: as artists, we are incredibly reliant on other people's judgement of our work for our self-esteem. It sounds a bit stupid, but I don't know that I've talked to any serious business artists who say otherwise (though if you do, please tell me). Artists often view their work as an extension of themselves, or their soul, poured out on paper. We seek other people's approval, b
Points Giveaway - celebr8ing 3 years on dA: winner:iconkittydividerplz::iconkittydivider2plz::iconkittydivider3plz::iconkittydivider4plz::iconkittydivider5plz:Points Giveaway - celebr8ing 3 years on dA: winner3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, my lovely deviantart fellows!
3rd Octobar is my 3rd birthday on dA, so I decided to celebrate it with you.
Thank you all so much for more than 350,000 pageviews, 4 Daily Deviations, and all the lovely feedback you've given to me.
To celebrate my 3rd dA birthday, I want to give something to you as well.
to one lucky person!
How to participate?
It's very easy. All you have to do is fav this journal* in order to participate.
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job.)
Random.org generator will pick one lucky winner, and voila!
Have fun and good luck!
+ some of my most loved
Verbarium by Your SchizophreniaFor those who are interested in the other side of my art.Verbarium by Your Schizophrenia4 days ago in Personal More Like This
Listen the album: https://yourschizophrenia.bandcamp.com/album/verbarium
Clive Barker: Return of The Dark MasterClive Barker: Return of The Dark Master6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
His Books of Blood in the 1980s established him as a premier master of the horror narrative, on an equal level or even surpassing Stephen King, who said of him;
I have seen the future of horror, his name is Clive Barker.
Like King, Barker’s works of horror have been adopted and adapted for movies, his stories becoming the basis for the Hellraiser and Candyman series and many more. Beyond his stories being used as source material, Barker has worked as screenwriter, producer, actor and director in the film world.
As with Stephen King, many of
Just a Random Feature of Beautiful photos:thumb275719339:Pins and Needles by kaileecripsoneye by infin1tyEZSoul to Keep by kaileecripsonDeviantID by EllipticalSpaceJust a Random Feature of Beautiful photos3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BoredoommmmmmmmHave you ever:Boredoommmmmmmm3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Self harmed?
2) Got into a real fight?
Sort of, but it was over quickly
3) Been too depressed to move out of your bed?
4) Tried to commit suicide?
5) Had to lie to EVERYONE about how you felt?
6) Watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting?
7) Talked yourself out of serious trouble?
8) Accused someone of using you?
10) Gotten drunk/high?
11) Been to a concert where your favourite artist was playing?
Not yet for The Cure, but I saw My Chemical Romance when they were my favourite band at the time
12) Skipped doing homework to play a video game?
(Right now) Are you:
15) Avoiding someone?
16) Avoiding some task?
Nope, doing homework now
19) Annoyed with a friend?
20) Worried and confused about something important to you?
21) Get depressed easily?
22) Get jealous/envious easil
Flickr and 500pxCheck out my accounts and if you have an account there add me please!Flickr and 500px3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you comment, i will(1) Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.If you comment, i will3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(2) Tell you a colour you remind me of.
(3) Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
(4) Tell you what comic, manga/anime, or video game character you remind me of.
(5) Ask you a question, and you must answer.
(6) Tell you something I like about you.
(7) Give you a nickname.
(8) Tell you the object that is to the left of me.
(9) Tell you what food/ flavour/smell you remind me of.
(10) Tell you to do one in your journal too, if you have not already done it.
Taken from: http://gorillazforever2000.deviantart.com/
Sony A390 User Review!From our very own DarkMonkey78Sony A390 User Review!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Review of the Sony a390
After being away from SLR photography for a while I came back into photography 18 months ago needing a new camera. As a Minolta user I followed the trail to Sony after Minolta bowed out of the SLR side of things and sold that side of things to Sony in January 2006. As I had never really used a Digital SLRs before I opted for the a390.
On opening the box it reminded me of the joys of owning an SLR, it comes with the normal bits expected when you buy a kit camera body, lens, leads, battery, charger and software.
When first picking up the camera it is a pleasant feel, good in hand though a little light, but sometimes that is not a bad thing at all. The mottle effect on the body was a bit strange at first, it almost looks as if it’s not finished quite right but after a while it does grow on you and it actually looks better then the plan smooth looks of some at this end of the market and on tha
Special Feature: Black Stockings Art GallerySpecial Feature: Black Stockings4 years ago in Personal More Like This
by Unbearable Lightness :iconunbearable-lightness:
Dr. Carla Johnson http://drlightness.blogspot.com
What is it about black stockings that makes me think of walking an avenue in Paris, hearing my high heels on the cobblestone walk and the swish of my skirt against my legs?
Stockings are old-fashioned, romantic, and very very sexy. Women rarely wear them in their day-to-day lives any more, so what do you do with black stockings?
These artists decided that you photograph them!
Black Fatale by MistsOForestSaturnine by SadGirl311
lines of pleasure by MistsOForest
Woman Things... by MistsOForest Blossom by CarolineMadison :thumb190492517:
Tease game by santiago-simple:thumb190237489:
:thumb187815361: ::The piano and the rose:: by larosaperlata :thumb186818380:
:thumb193729875:Provocatuer Painting by DecoGoddess
The Secret Nights... by Kathersis :thumb113171653:golden legs by PeterLime