Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo
Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;DOoookayyy, guys! So since the last journal I've been psyched to practice, and for the whole day I have. I found out some new things and I'm going to share them with you, the way I do my stuff and other cool stuff that may help you Digital Artists; (and possibly traditional artists)Digital art: Tips + Tricks ;D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Secret Keyboard Shortcuts
Ooooooohh! Spooky! Not, okay, let's get to it: Some of you people don't realize how useful and awesome keyboard shortcuts are, it's less time consuming and can like reduce the amount of time you spend on your artwork little by little
1) ...When adding details you can be editting in 2000% zoom, and still see the 100% canvas so you know what you're doing and how it looks like. You can create as many views as you want! So 2000%, 1000% or 50% whatever you want it's all there.
> Photoshop: Go to Window > Arrange > Create new
> Paint tool SAI: First you have to configure the key; go to Others > Keyboard Shortcuts then with any key just customize the
[EVENT] New HorizonsThere's the sound of plastic on rock as Vriska rolled the dice, a creeping grin growing on her face. Of course, her luck was ever present on the roll of the flourite octet, and as quickly as all the dice landed, randomized numbers glowing brightly on the flat faces of the dice, a humongous pair of scissors appearified out of the air and sliced through the chain tethering the troll base to the ruins of Alternia, someone else's Alternia. As the heavy metal of the chain landed on the ground with an earthquaking rumble, Vriska scooped up her dice and quickly absconded into the base. Kicking down several doors and scaling several stairs, it wasn't long until the azureblooded ghost-girl found herself in a small cockpit at the very top of the base that all the other trolls and humans called their home of operations; quickly wardrobifying herself into the stainless, pristine pirate uniform, she flipped on a big, domineering pirate hat and slapped a cold, gray hand onto the steering wheel of th[EVENT] New Horizons10 months ago in Personal More Like This
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
A little opinion...About the frontage thing... I think more than change the "popular" system, a new options set for the frontage are needed. This is not because I could be somewhat affected by the change, my pics keep appearing in FrontPage and the watchers are still following my work (and I thank you so much for that ) but because I saw a lot of people misplacing art and taking advantage of the new system, helping even more to create the odd idea of a popularity "goal/prize". I like the idea of the popular frontage because it works pretty much like a musical ranking and it was a tool to know public´s preferences: wich kind of concepts/ideas/colors/styles works better and like a test to know the effect of a specific work. Somewhat of democratic voice, that helps to know to the public a bit more.A little opinion...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, NO, I don't think that the goal of an artist is to be popular and I don't think that "popular=better" I saw both as different parameters that sometimes goes hand by hand and sometimes runs
New computer, and awesome, awesome art!First off, let me gush about this artist! :iconNytrinhia: cute human being, with a beautiful smooth style. Plus she drew me a thing! I love things. See http://nytrinhia.deviantart.com/art/Sketch-12May2014-453766777 ? Very cute! So I strongly recommend looking at her gallery and if you can, catch a livestream.New computer, and awesome, awesome art!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Next off, new computer! Like actually new, not a shitty hand-me-down! Its so nice and shiny! Yay computer! That means I need to do some nice arts now.
Something of interest.KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.Something of interest.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its a somewhat long video, but is worth watching in my opinion. After all, the point of the internet is to share information, so I am doing just that.
Watch it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc
The CoastI'm going to actually try to write a series of short stories. Every time I try to go for a long one, its never finished and I sit around moping at how I can never end a story I start. it'd be great if people made sure to ask plenty of questions so that I know what I need to expand upon within the world, and make sure that each story fleshes it out a little more.The Coast3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here goes nothing, wish me luck.
New Icon And QuestionsHey guys.New Icon And Questions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:> Made a new icon for myself, working totally with pixels.
:iconWellHidden: :iconWellHidden: :iconWellHidden:
Very new for me, but I always wanted to give it a try.
Anywho, I was wondering if anyone could help me find a full-out tutorial to help me learn how to animate it in CS5?
It'd be very helpful, since I am having such a hard time finding ones on dA..
Might by my search-input failure.
It Starts Again...It's almost December.It Starts Again...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You all know what that means.
Recycling last years list because I am lazy and don't want to go stalk people's journals for an updated one.
1. Almost Winter!
2. Home Sweet Home
3. PSA: The Internet and You
4. Snakey Dress Up Day The First
5. If I Were President
6. Exotic Pets
7. Cold Weather Wear
8. Holiday Crafts
9. Star Gazing
10. Dance Party!
12. Snakey Dress Up Day The Second
13. Video Games
14. Holiday Gift Wishlist
15. Bad Life Choices
18. I Found It Under The Sofa
19. Xmas Tree
20. Snakey Dress Up Day The Third
21. Snow Day
22. Wrapping Presents
24. Sneaky Xmas Gift Ninjas
25. Xmas Day
27. Suddenly: PIRATES
28. The Deep Sea
29. A Sci Fi Adventure
31. New Year's Resolutions
Let's see how quickly we can all burn out on these this year!
.unbutton my skin.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and let me fall out;
(a mass of red and blue strings to wind round your fingers)
Traditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArtTraditional Art Tutorials on DeviantArt10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A lot of people want to learn to draw and paint better but they just don't know where to start. You don't need an expensive art course to learn and progress, sometimes the answers are not far away. On DeviantArt, artists not only share their artworks but many of them are willing to share their working secrets, they create tutorials and FAQ journals or simply answer to your notes if you ask them. When you know what you want to improve, searching for a good tip gets even easier.
▲ ANATOMY tutorials
▲ COLOR tutorials
Bamboo tablet!!!!I finally, after so many years of wanting one, got a bamboo tablet! I cried a little too... So I've found new desire to do art, and I'll have to get used to this new and strange tool. But so happyfish!Bamboo tablet!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Sole Reason I Play Skyrim.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2RaiodPae8The Sole Reason I Play Skyrim.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope they never fix that.
Adoptable Raffle! (CLOSED)Adoptable Raffle! (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Winner is :iconcubbii-ki: !
Thank you everyone for participating!
I've decided to giveaway my latest adoptable, as a celebration of Chinese New Year through the design has nothing to do with that theme ;w;
Also as a thank you for my watchers, I know I haven't been active lately and I'm so glad guys didn't abandon me ;w; yet
To enter, just favourite this journal ^^
Winner will be determined through random number generator
Raffle closes: February 2, 2014
Link/journal to this giveaway is not necessary, but apperciate it !
Please do post your link/poll here, I may pick one/two OC to draw from this pool ;D
Good luck everyone!
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Secret Santa: The End is Nigh****Edit: And it's over with three gifts left undelivered. To those of you who have not recieved your gift you have our deepest apologies. We ask that you be patient with us as my elves and I will prepare your gifts and have them up within the week. Thank you for your understanding. ****Secret Santa: The End is Nigh2 years ago in Personal More Like This
***Edit Edit: Just a reminder that the exchange ends on January 7th. Please submit your Gift into the SecretSanta folder of the RH gallery by midnight on that date. Thanks!***
**Edit: Sorry for being so slow to update this, I've been really sick. Should have all the current gifts up and noted shortly**
Alright, one last time with feeling!
Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s Secret Santa exchange! This is just a notice that gifts may be submitted to the group between December 20th & January 7th. Our wonderful leader RiddleMeRoxy was kind enough to make a folder for the exchange in the RH gallery so please submit your gift in the Secret Santa f
Oh my!I don't know what I did to deserve this, but - but thanks a LOT, Anonymous(for the premium MS)!Oh my!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(in case you're a dude and that feels a bit inappropriate to you, just take these -> ...or if you're a girl and you feel the same, or maybe you just like beer more than a hug, thats fine as well....)
End of the world. My ASS.Sticky here...End of the world. My ASS.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On account of the 'Apocalypse' Lock and I had more sex than usual and used even more unusual toys. All night. And now I'm sore.
I might draw an example.
Fuck you apocalypse.
WishlistDear Santa, I promise that I have been good, been too busy doodling, working and dealing with school so I have not been able to get into trouble.Wishlist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So for this year I have a few things I would be okay getting.
My OC Skye: With or without her boyfriend Cardini or her best friends.
Skye- (Cardini is the guy with her)
Her best friends, Lotte and Justice
Becca ( my OC) with or without Menoet ( Meni, owned by :iconscelestanix or Koia.
Crack pairings are awesome too
Other things I wouldn't mind: -
Monet- With her lovely Halen~ ( owned by :iconRosyAutumn: ) There's also Jarrant ( :iconRosyAutumn: and :iconScelestanix: ) Pairing I wouldn't mind either XD
Chrissie; (always with Erin since I love these two even though they aren't an official pairing) Erin and Chrissie by 2devils
As well as Locke
one in the mornin' to yaOh my word, we're almost to the end of another year! They're making these things shorter on me. Hopefully that means it'll be another Seattle summer before I realize it.one in the mornin' to ya3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Things have started to slow down around here, thank goodness. No more moving business. The situation with my congruent high school -collage enrollment is.... well, it just is. It's just there, it can just take care of it's self. I myself haven't been as pushed or hectic. I've obtained this habit of carrying around a half-sized red spiral that says "BOSS" (like a bawss) around all the time, keeping lists and notes as necessary. How helpful that's been. My mother likes it better than writing on myself, and it's conveniently close for spur for the moment drawing.
The lists I keep in here can sometimes be amusing.
"Spanish, bring in firewood, do laundry, think about 'such and such', eat." Yeah, I have to remind myself.
I have my own tiny room now. I really know things are calming down now because I have the liberty