One Reason....... why I try not to comment about people's weight.One Reason...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to attend a particular conference on an annual basis, and so I got to (casually) know the other "regulars" who also used to be there. Every year, more or less, I'd see the same group of people at the speakers' dinner, and we could catch up on the usual "what are you up to these days?" kind of stuff. One of the guys I used to see fairly often was a tall heavy-set fellow (some might call him "fat" or "obese") he'd always been tall, bearded, and big, to me. But one year, he showed up and he had lost a lot of weight. It took me a second to recognize him, and I said, "Hey, Rich! You look great! You've lost a lot of weight!" and he looked at me and deadpanned, "Yeah, pancreatic cancer will do that."
Do I need to belabor the point? I will. First off, I set myself up for a massive head-fuck, by making assumptions about what was going on in someone else's life, and - even though I was being friendly about it - I was horribly wro
USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be nextOne day, way back in college, the Catholic chaplain heard me play the piano and offered me a position as an accompanist at his parish. I wasn't Catholic but I accepted anyway because I wanted the money. As far as jobs go, it wasn't much of one - I usually worked just one day a week and made $200 a month tops. But I was getting paid to do something I enjoyed and that was fun. Plus it was amusing in a weird sort of way watching the collection baskets get passed around at every mass and knowing that some of that money would soon make its way into my pocket.USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be next4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What did I spend all that "Catholic" money on? More like what didn't I spend it on. With most of my room and board already included with tuition, I was free to buy - among other things - all sorts of alcohol, porn, satanic blackmetal (back when people actually bought music), slutty clothes, and - most memorably - an athame for my wiccan ex-girlfriend's 20th birthday (I did mention I wasn't Catholic, right?) And yes, since you al
True Tail Trailer!EDIT: Also reblog if you could from our tumblr post! Help spread the word around: http://truetail.tumblr.com/post/87312677704/check-out-the-new-animated-trailer-for-true-tailTrue Tail Trailer!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Guys PLEASE check this out if you can. My fellow crew-mates and I along with our amazing management team have been working up to this moment for nearly 15 months. All that hard work and passion was poured into this lovely trailer among other wonderful behind the scenes goodness including our pilot animatic and months upon months of pre-visual development just to get to this point.
True Tail is an upcoming cartoon series we'll be pitching to major networks this summer! Please enjoy the trailer below.
'Needs Improvement' Folders- How to Deal with themIn light of recent events where a friend of mine was suspended for having such a folder, I decided to observe those who had been affected and determined that a logical and calm way to deal with these needs to be made.'Needs Improvement' Folders- How to Deal with them3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"So, Typh," you may ask, "what are 'Needs Improvement' folders, anyway?" Why, my dear readers, they're simply a Favourites folder that some people will dump art in if they deem that the piece 'needs improvement'. Usually, (and I just yanked these from the Newest section on the main page, so I'm not specifically targeting anyone) submissions like
will be put in these folders, leaving the uploader confused and most likely frustrated. Honestly, and this is my opinion, I think that all art should be dumped in such a folder. Anyway, the target of these folders will definitely want some answers. While I think that going after pictures such as the ones above specifically is a bit biased, the folder maker has an unspoken point
Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.EDIT 3: Like this? Want to share? You can on Tumblr: http://vaselinecats.tumblr.com/post/31962300935/trigger-warning-for-awesome-comebacks I am working on a series called TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME! that I will be uploading there. This journal is part one.Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: I will update this a little and spread it around.
EDIT: I get a lot of good material so I may just be updating this regularly.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME!
"Get a life."
This one would only work if you were trying to insult a dead person. May work on zombies and emo kids.
"Yeah, you keep thinking that."
This will work on zombies. It makes them feel like shit so it could count as a blow. They have no brains. This is why they want yours.
"Learn to spell."
This is good for when you are confronting a really bad wizard or when you have nothing better to say. I reccomend it in moderation.
"You're just a hater."
It's always valid. Always. Everyone hates somethin
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-10-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-10-154 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 10, 2015
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Don't Give Up
Amazing things happen when you don't give up. You just need to get through the hard part first but we promise, it gets better.
Marvel's New Punisher
Jon Bernthal, best known for playing Shane in The Walking Dead, will be the new Punisher for Marvel Studios and will make his first appearance in season two of t
Leonard Nimoy's Famous Vulcan Salute Revealed!Leonard Nimoy's Famous Vulcan Salute Revealed!7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
ANCIENT SECRET ORIGINS OF LEONARD NIMOY’S Famous Vulcan Salute Revealed!
In 1968 The New York Times described it as a “double-fingered version of Churchill’s victory sign”
Today it’s a hand gesture as recognizable as a thumbs up or the middle finger. Leonard Nimoy invented the Vulcan salute as an exercise in character development. He told The Times that he decided the Vulcans were a hand-oriented people, and he felt it nece
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-22-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-22-154 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 22, 2015
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From Paris, With Love
getcarter has shared an exceptionally touching feature entitled, Days With My Father.
Taking a cue from this brave little bear, let's all aspire to be fearless today.
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-154 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 15, 2015
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Because Foxes Are Cute Too
Dinosaurs Eat The Avengers
This weekend dinosaurs once more ruled the earth. Jurassic World beat out all comers to take not only the weekend crown but the all time 3 day opening weekend win previously held by The Avengers with a $209 million North American tally. World wide it went on to make over $515 million, another record, previous held by Harry Potter. Will Chris Pratt now become this generations Harrison
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-4-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 5-4-155 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskMay 4, 2015
The World’s Largest Lego Millennium Falcon
Lego celebrates May the 4th with Star Wars fans as they build the world’s biggest Lego Millennium Falcon.
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz
Game Of The Force
Gwendoline Christie, the actress who plays Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game Of Thrones, is the sparkly Stormtrooper Captain Phasma in Star War
Fan Art Friday: The SimpsonsFan Art Friday: The Simpsons10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Don’t Have A Cow, Man!
Bart Vs Homer by MrTuke
Happy 25th Anniversary Simpsons Family!
With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons<
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-1-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-1-153 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 1, 2015
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Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
Today, aspire to brighten someone's day!
Marvel's SDCC exclusive pin sets feature art by our very own skottieyoung! These pins are not only adorable, they feature some of our favorite Marvel heroes. Be sure to drop by
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-8-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 7-8-153 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJuly 8, 2015
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A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”
— Elbert Hubbard
Guess Who's Back?
Less than two months ago, Harry Shearer stated he was leaving The Simpsons when contract negotiations went sideways. However, it seems that all is well again and he will indeed be returning to voice those iconic characters we know and love. Now that he's back, this means that the show will head into it's 27th an
Why do you hate me so much?Jesus christ. My mean fucking piano teacher Brooke Shields is like always saying shit like "Oh, Ernest...you're pressing the keys too hard! Stop that!" and I'm all like "I'm an artist, Brooke! An ARTIST! You can't judge how I'm making my art! I'm expressing myself, Brookey! Why aren't you letting me live my life?" "But you paid for these lessons and your mother said you work so hard and always follow the rules like in her home!" I go quiet for a moment and slam my hands on the keys looking into her sad little brown eyes and shout "UGH BROOKE UGGGHHHH!" and storm off. I run up the stairs then run back down to the middle and say "You're a mean lady! You're an OPPRESSOR! You're gonna paaaaay!" then I run back up and play my keyboard.Why do you hate me so much?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Through that I created my own of music called "Pressing-Too-HardCore". All I have to ask though is why? Why, Brooke? Why, Brooke Shields? What did I do to you? I am a good Christian boy even if I am a bit different. Overall it's you and society that is wrong
Beast Vision Vol. 04BeastVision is all about showcasing inspirational digital art to the community!Beast Vision Vol. 041 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for artists/work to feature please feel free to send a note to the group.
A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.It's often not as simple as one wants it to be when both artist and client want it to be: Cost efficient, time efficient and quality efficient.A simple guide on: Commissioning an Artist.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've often spend my time discussing the best way to handle commissions with clients and artist friends that I came to the conclusion that clarity and understanding is key.
I will divide the guidelines I work with based on 3 commission types.
Book covers ( or illustrations)
Reading all 3 parts will give you the full scope as a lot of it applies to one another as well.
1. Reference board.
If you as a client have very specific characteristic features all set and done for your character it can be very useful for the artist if you'd make them a reference board of art and photos that portray these things.
The artist does not wish for a life story of your cha
Expensive Taste: When Money Is The MediumExpensive Taste: When Money Is The Medium7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
EXPENSIVE TASTE When Money
Is The Medium
Five Dollar Batman
Our currency is covered in artwork.
Engravings on a coin or the images on the back of a dollar help us differentiate between denominations, but they serve other purposes as well. They are used to prevent anyone outside of the government that issues the currency from creating duplicates, and the images are supposed to provide cultural touchstones that bond together its users. Any American can rec
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
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FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
Arab Stereotypes and EducatorsAssalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh [Peace be to you and God's mercy and his blessings],Arab Stereotypes and Educators4 years ago in Personal More Like This
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
In the name of Allah[God] the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
EDIT: If you don't like the statements made below about Disney's film, you don't need to tell me. this journal's purpose is BEYOND the scope of just one animated movie. so please try to understand the general image instead of nitpicking over small points.
When American children hear the word Arab" what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps the imagery of Disneys film Aladdin, a film which has been immensely popular in theaters and on video and is sometimes shown in school classrooms.
Arab Americans have problems with this film. Although in many ways it is charming, artistically