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
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.
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
Dead animal turns its head and looks into camera..Ughhh haha, I didn't expect this much feedback.. er please read this before reading this.Dead animal turns its head and looks into camera..2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
and then this...
If you have the guts I didn't, to watch the whole video,
then even if you stopped halfway, you'll see the eyes of a raccoon dog, skinned alive, stare into the camera, while clinging to its hopeless life.
For clarification, I am not in anyway a supporter nor am I affiliated with PETA.
So if PETA is another concern and problem, then it's just another one we'll have to fix.
And yes, this specific one is staged, but my point isn't that this is how people skin animals, it's that these animals are dying REGARDLESS of the cause and reason behind it.
I'm not one of those spokespersons; who comes to your school or town, to make you sit as I try to make a serious topic into something fun and enjoyable to my audience.
I'm not hear to entertain you.
I'm here to open your eyes to
.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)
New Episode of Hetalia Watch it here *now subbed*Okay, first of all, I never got a chance to properly thank :iconRyuichiTora: for giving me the chance to head this group. So thanks, it really means a lot to me to have a chance to work with all of you. I would also like to welcome some of my good friends who I have invited :iconsam-da-magnificent: :iconOrganizationXIII-XV: who wanted to come on board to help us out.New Episode of Hetalia Watch it here *now subbed*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now let's see the new episode
I want to thank :iconSukima-chan: for finding this for me. annnd special thanks to :iconmieuwings: for finding the translated version. THANKS GUYS!
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
[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 Horizons8 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
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Commission Info UPDATE 5/10/13[Update, 5/10/13] - This will be removed next update when one comes.Commission Info UPDATE 5/10/133 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have recently gotten notes about my Stylized commissions and I have NOT REPLIED thus far.
For one, I would like to apologize to anyone who has asked, but I thought just knock out all the notes in one sweep.
I will be temporarily removing my Stylized work from the options because I did those only for a short while for Experiment species.
I don't think I'll be using that style for anything else, so I am afraid those examples are a bad sort of thing to advertise for.
Not to mention they're quite old... :'D
BUT. Regardless. I'm afraid I will not be doing Stylized until I think of a better style that is universal for any character.
On another note, I would also like to add that I have been slow to do any requested commissions as of late.
I have been somewhat absent, or just not in a drawing mood (and if you know me, that's both rare and very strange behavior for me.) lately, being at lea
People are peopleSome are awesome, some, not so much. I found that I've met a lot of people on Second Life that are great, and I consider them good friends. People who were willing to even give me money for food when I had need. I think that its important to remember that those kind of people are in the world, because it helps you go on living another day.People are people3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love you guys.
Dragonmun on SOPAI saw a journal entry from :icondragonmun: this morning. The original is here: http://dragonmun.deviantart.com/journal/47041203/Dragonmun on SOPA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I'm sure that you guys have heard about the US Internet Censorship bill running it's course through the house and senate... but did you know that this effectively means that any site could get shut down for your drawing fanart as well? That would be crappy.
If you loved _______________ and decided that you wanted to draw _____ doing something awesome like __________________________________________________ and then uploaded it to ________ to show all of your friends, then that site could be shut down because that's copyright infringement (fanart actually is just that. Don't kid yourself into thinking otherwise).
Just like I did with the orphaned works act, I made a stamp to draw awareness to this thing. Also - just like with the orphaned works stamp - I'l be posting updates to the comment section of that stamp... and I encourage your guys to do s
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeGoblins vs. Gnomes Challenge3 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins o
Attention Dedicated Gears of War 3 players!!Hey everyone, I am working on unlocking the Savage Theron for Gears of war 3, any help is welcome! Id prefer those dedicated and really wanting to unlock the character. Or even for those who already have unlocked it and are feeling generous (kudos to those willing) send me a message on Xbox Live and let me know if you are up for the challenge!!Attention Dedicated Gears of War 3 players!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My gamertag is: Kyra Ookamj
If you are looking for a person to join your team who is dedicated and willing to use teamwork, I am the one for you! Dont get me wrong, I am no pro, but Im very good at listening and I dont wear out easily. Im not a complete noob either XD I think I have acceptional skills. Anyways, as I've said, any and all help is welcome!
I managed to unlock the Savage, big thanks to KSI SvnLawrence for bringing our team together so well! It is GREATLY apreciated!!!
Now, just because I unlocked it does NOT mean Im not open for helping others out
deviantART was on TV + join the art challenge!A long time ago (about 24 hours), in a galaxy far, far away (down the road in Hollywood), comedian and television host Chris Hardwick introduced a segment on his late-night Comedy Central show — aptly titled @midnight (get it?) — that got many of us at deviantART all aflutter.deviantART was on TV + join the art challenge!11 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
First of all, if you love the Internets and you haven't seen @midnight yet, you're missing out on some serious lulz. A few nights a week, Hardwick invites some comedian pals on the show for some Geek-Centric Improv Comedy. Sort of like a British Quiz Show brought to you by Reddit. Or "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" with slightly less dancing, but an equal amount of thick-rimmed glasses and awkward sexual tension.
In a segment called "Star Weird" on Monday's episode, Hardwick's guests had to choose which of two artistic descriptions was an actual deviation on deviantART. YES, MOM, HE SAID DEVIANTART'S ACTUAL NAME ON TV! MUCH WOW! The comed
This is not right.So I saw this on tumblr.This is not right.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"So I just found out there's a threat going around about people that are looking to harm Homestuck cosplayers at cons, even kill them. To the point certain conventions are hiring more security according to a reliable source. So please guys, if you're a Homestuck cosplayer at conventions try to stay in a group. Be safe. I don't know where all the threat is, but it is being taken seriously enough to hire more security at my con."
Here's a link http://echoingsentiment.tumblr.com/post/39442963170/so-i-just-found-out-theres-a-threat-going-around
Who would do such a thing? No one should hate someone based on a webcomic. Conventions are for FUN. I am sick and tired of the hate in this world. Everyone need to stick together, whether you like homestuck, star wars, my little pony, or full metal alchemist, whether you don't like any of those and like something else. We are all fans of something, we all like to share and enjoy the company of common interests. This kind of
Still not writing...Gah, now I can't get started D:Still not writing...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other news, got a job
On ChainlettersMy grandmother is always sending me chain letters, and I usually kinda go,"Ok, Grammy, that's cute." And chuck it in the bin anyways. But I thought this poem was nice enough to share. Though I'd like to think that it applies(at least in part) to all military. Sure, my husband is a Marine, but I had family in the Navy, Air Force, and Army. I have a friend in the Coast Guard. So, I worry about all branches, wonder if they're all safe all the time. Not just over seas, but at home, where people can be less that appreciative. So, random little poem, written by a Marine.On Chainletters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We all came together, Both young and old
To fight for our freedom, To stand and be bold.
In the midst of all evil, We stand our ground,
And we protect our country From all terror around..
Peace and not war, Is what some people say.
But I'll give my life, So you can live the American way.
I give you the right To talk of your peace.
To stand in your groups, And protest in our streets.
But still I fight on, I don't b
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.
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
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.