Steve Jobs [ 1955-2011 ]Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today. http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/Steve Jobs [ 1955-2011 ]4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know t
Tiny Feature!;A; They are so beautiful and need more attention <3Tiny Feature!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Traditional Art is Dying...?The Digital Age...This is something I've had to say for a while...!Traditional Art is Dying...?The Digital Age...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is something I've wanted to share for some time now and is something :iconGiname: and I (and a number of other worried artists) have spoken about for YEARS. I've never shared it (entirely) here on DA for a number of reasons (one of which being I didn't want to insult anyone) but now this issue is inhibiting my ability to enjoy art...
I recently saw a program for sale that had a box that said "Now ANYONE can be an artist! Create the look of oil paint, pastels and water colors in an instant!"
The rage and disgust i felt was nothing new. It was something I have since my first year on DeviantART.
I was inspired by the lovely :iconjael-randell: to write this. She wrote a similar journal sharing her views on this issue and kindly mentioned me in it. Here's her journal if you'd like to read it yourself
Traditional art seems to be fading...
I'm a traditional artist. Perio
Green green green Little Climber by ZoranPhoto Your Way by Siilin carries spring in its green eyes by AlicjaRodzik .: Eye In Eye :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Summer season. .. by light-from-Emirates Percy 10 Weeks by H4ptikk Hello Cutie by Lady-Tori linger by alterOFnotion Flowers in my heaven by RezzanATAKOL Bentley - 5 by Pebels I am Shy by Love-Artists 2 by DUSTandLIGHT Heather power by BlueColoursOfNature green valley III by indojo Mushketeers by NestR :thumb275098350:Green green green3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't worry about a thing by Healzo Choose your path by Healzo The Companions by Healzo 33.52 - Friends. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Green vitamin by jussta feel the spring by Orwald Shelter by PawelMatys You are in my heart by kyokosphotos First Steps. by andokadesbois Yellow morning by leelloor simple by Ben-Kelevra Profound by MaaykeKlaver After the Rain the sun shines by Sweet-Nature lush by tjasa rabbit by StopScreamGraphy the magic place by StopScreamGraphy :thumb245157477: Brin d'herbes by Somebody--else Freshly showered by Angie-Pictures B R A V E by goRillA-iNK Evolution Is A Matter Of Time by darkcalypso Mr. and Mrs. Duck by MarcoHeisler As long as you've got a camera by a2star Life by Joycelinn Tree frog by downpoured :thumb241625209: Delicate by fruitpunch1 Calling you by Morgan-Lou Pas de chance by Somebody--else evening story by Megson green camelopard by kim-e-sens :thumb17359047
So I was just stopped by a cop....I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it. "How old are you?"So I was just stopped by a cop....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"
"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)
I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.
He thought I was a highschool truant.
The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead4 years ago in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
PE - The Beef with BasesWelcome to the Beef with Bases article. This may get a little controversial, so put on your heavy duty hats!PE - The Beef with Bases3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
By now, we should all know what a base is. But just for a refresher - A base is a bald, naked figure for people to 'doll' clothes onto. Lately, more people have been making animal bases as well. Some argue that since they can't be dressed up, they aren't proper bases. But a base is a vague term to begin with.
Why do so many people make bases? What's the allure? Many people just start doodling and end up with a body they don't plan on finishing. So why let it go to waste? They fix it up a bit and let other people use it, so maybe others will find inspiration where theirs left off. Other times people are inspired by a pose, and want to practice their anatomy and draw the body. Sometimes people even have an idea in mind - say... a big set of mermaid poses! And more frequently, people see a piece of art t
Preview new TF2 figures and Portal on a calculatorNECA the team that did the Portal guns and action figures of Valve franchises anyway two new action figures are coming out soon from Team Fortress 2 and the two classes are Demoman and Pyro and when I looked at the blog post if you get one of the action figures you will get a in-game code to unlock the figure in-game so if you get pyro you will able to unlock pyro's figure in game and so on.Preview new TF2 figures and Portal on a calculator3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Behind the Scenes First Look – Limited Edition Team Fortress Action Figures! TF2 blog post:
Now for everyone that uses a calculator they are pretty boring unless you get one of those calculator's that you can program your own games like Doom and so on...Well someone has made a Portal game called Portal: Prelude for the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 calculator's and their is a video with in and info with in the youtube decricption box on downloads.
Portal: Prelude Calculator video:
On misunderstandings about cosplayThis is a topic I've been meaning to talk about for quite a while now. I finally got the motivation to when Sarah sorairo-days emailed me to share my thoughts on what cosplay means to me, and what I feel it really means to be a cosplayer despite all the misconceptions about the hobby. It's for this article on Random Nerds, in which Sarah shares her side of it as well.On misunderstandings about cosplay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years, I've witnessed how cosplayers are constantly looked down upon, which makes people apprehensive towards it. It's such a shame because it's a wonderful and rewarding hobby which brings people together. And in general, I am firmly against making anyone feel bad about doing something they want to do.
I am aware that the concept of cosplay might be too much for some individuals, but our intention definitely isn't to get all up in everyone's faces and say everyone should cosplay or whatever. We just want to promote a
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams3 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
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy4 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
Averus Ramba-lambalingIn response to the response I got from this: , a lot of people actually wanted to know more about him . m . I was very surprised, really xD; So, I decided not only would I write about Avreus, but how the miniverse came to be.Averus Ramba-lambaling4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"miniverse" is so cannon now to call my 5 worlds of existence haha. they can be seen here, and it may prove useful to look back to reference while reading this freakin' wall of text: http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/233/theuniverse.png
this also explains a lot of the Other World's religion, known as Avaycism, too. So, the mythology goes as follows:
Averus had always existed, and never not. He was simply there since time had began, resting peacefully in a deep slumber. When he awoke, he found himself in an expanse of whiteness that extended every which way, seemingly with no end. He wandered about in this blank world with no real purpose or direction, and fate had it that he finally found something other than him that existed.
DeviantART (font) Formatting Guide!IntroductionDeviantART (font) Formatting Guide!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did YOU Know that you can use the < font > tag in various custom boxes AND journals?
Well, yes you can! No Premium Membership REQUIRED!
To prove my point, below!
When you're ready to move on, mouse over the "The Tag" section.
Did you enjoy the awesome presentation of the "Test." text above? Here's the source code to that:
<font face="Droid Sans" size="7">Test.</font><font face="Arial" size="3">Test.</font><font face="Tahoma" size="1">Test.</font><font face="Oswald, Droid Sans, Arial" size="5">Test.</font><font face="Brainly, Nunito, Testt, Times New Roman" size="4">Test.</font><font face="Helskini, Klavika, FF Meta, Segoe UI, Tahoma" size="7"><b>LOL!<b></font>
What goes into that is <font> tag is basically the "size" and "face" subtags! If you need more expiation or info, move on below!
deviantART support the so-called "font sizes" in any range from 1 to 7!
How I (Finally) Got Good SkinI get lots of compliments on my skin in my photos. I got told yesterday on my latest set how nice it was. I won't ever deny it; I use photoshop to take out distracting blemishes, but for the most part, my skin is how you see it. I wanted to go into a bit more depth on how I got to this place. This journal may get a bit gross at times, just sayin'How I (Finally) Got Good Skin3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My skin was not always baby-smooth. Throughout my teenage years I had what is known as cystic acne. Life was depressing. I can't say which kind of acne is worse, all-over surface type, or one single giant zit-from-hell in the middle of your forehead. I had the second kind. I was extremely self-concious, and I wouldn't have dared to take stock photos had I not found a way to clear up my skin. Day-to-day, I took my stress out by picking at my skin. You can't see it in my photos now, but I do have some permanent damage from skin-picking. It's a reminder that self-harm is self-harm. You don't have to be taking a razorblade to you
Black Mesa is coming to Steam!http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=94128543Black Mesa is coming to Steam!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right. Now you won't have to use torrents or slow ass servers to download Black Mesa. Torrents can also suck if the people on the other line have slow ass connections.
Also dA video embed coding is annoying and poorly made for the user end.
Black Mesa now has a Steam Greenlight page. Downloading it through Steam would be faster than a direct download server. Torrents would have been the only good option for an installation file that is about three gigs.
The Black Mesa soundtrack has been released and the website has a countdown timer till its release. I'll have to post the Half Life mod reviews that I have started years ago as one day isn't enough time for a review.
The BM soundtrack is free of course but yo
Steam Summer Sale 2012, Update Portal Lego and OH!Well it's finally here time to rip your wallets out the Steam Summer Sale is officially open and time to start getting games that you always wanted but now you can get them at a cheaper price.Steam Summer Sale 2012, Update Portal Lego and OH!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next I mention Fan Lego Portal project ago but I have an update to you that if they reach 10,000 supports Lego themselves will review the project idea and could actually happen and as of now there at 9,651 so there almost there.
here is as repost of the link if you want to support this to make it happen or spread the word on it.
http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/18258 (if the link doesn't work just refresh it could times it will work)
Alright...as of recently at San-dago Comic Con the toy company NECA that team up with Valve in the making of the 1:1 scale Portal gun that was done years ago and now there doing it again. This time it's the 1:1 scale again but it's Atlas Portal gun and costumes...that is right you can get a Chell jumpsuit costume for us cosplayers and just for giggles yo
Me the last month thoughfor anyone who thought Bruce and I were still the same person...Me the last month though4 years ago in Personal More Like This
$10 Fake-Screenshot COMMISSIONS!I'm opening up $10 fake screen shot commissions, like so:$10 Fake-Screenshot COMMISSIONS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
art book on sale and Google+Hi every one!art book on sale and Google+4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made a little art book over the summer
to sell at Comike in Japan,
and brought back a stack.
it's B5size, 20pages
(8 page full color and 8 page b/w+ full color cover)
including few pieces not shown on dA.
$8 for 1 book, anywhere in US.
note me with
your real name
your paypal account
your shipping address.
then I will send you a copy as soon as I confirm your payment.
ask me if you have any questions~
and me on Google+
might find some sketches you don't see anywhere
100 Themes ChallengeLol, I know I NEVER ended up finishing the 100 adopts challenge I sent out to do, but Becky linked me to this, and I have the itch to do Portal-y short stories and drawings for this. >:100 Themes Challenge4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let us see where this goes.
5. Break Up
6. New Love
9. You and Me
10. I Do
12. DO NOT ENTER
15. Kings, Queens, and Jokers
16. Run Free
17. Where are the Crackers?
19. R is for Revenge
21. Do You Want To Know?
24. Rocks Aren't the Same
27. Freedom Isn't Free
32. Dying Fire
33. Breaking Point
37. Don't Go
40. Due Date
41. Sealed in Blood
45. Be a Man
46. Go For a Swim
47. Am I Dreaming?
48. Too Good To Be True
MusicFor those of you (I'm sure there's a lot) who draw while listening to music for inspiration, here's a playlist I made of some of the songs I listen to. It'll be updated whenever I find(or remember) something else I like.Music4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Homestuck.......Homestuck3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hace tiempo vi muchos fan arts de este comic y me dio por curiosear, me preguntaba "¿Que tiene que es tan popular?".
Me digne a entrar en la pagina, y después de leer unas cuantas paginas dije "eeeww que aburrido!!!" y lo cerré, total, mi vida siguió su rumbo.
Hace un par de semanas aproximadamente, unos amigos me recomendaron leer el comic de nuevo, pero yo les decía que no, hasta que bueno, decidí darle otra oportunidad.
OH POR DIOS QUE CIEGA FUI !!!!!
He de admitir que las primeras páginas me durmieron, se me hicieron horriblemente tediosas y la historia empezó a dar giros extraños, con interrupciones aun más raras.
No se en que momento me llegue a enviciar tanto… creo que las animaciones me hipnotizaron por completo.
son tan pros, la música , todo, TODO!!!!
entonces hoy vi ESTAAAAAAA!!!!!! (trem
Would this Group Project be interesting for you?Hello,Would this Group Project be interesting for you?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
since around two years now I am organizing a growing and growing fan art community project / collaboration on my other dA Group Fighting-Games-Elite.
Like the name hints at already, this group is all about fighting games like Tekken, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and also Beat'em Ups from Final Fight to Dynasty Warriors. In April 2012 I started a project there which has two big differences compared with the other projects like Link's Blacklist here or the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tribute there.
It is not getting published on the website Game-Art-HQ.com and the "quality" is much more varied. The focus of that project is to get more and more different fighting game characters drawn by group members, especially rare drawn game characters. There are over 20 submissions there for characters which had not even one fan art here on dA before and many of them are looking stunning great. So far, over 200 different fighting game characters are covered through this project btw.
Digitally Delicious: February 12thDream Deer by sherrae78Digitally Delicious: February 12th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
little girl 2 by SansaXIX
Elemental Lord by Changinghand
In the walls... by AndyKluthe
Sleep... by DigitalCutti
~ Oasis City ~ by ChristianGerth
The Fish by Noldofinve
Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff
Zeros Blaze by EnferDeHell
The Shaman sketch... by Phobs
Snake dragon by antilous