Tomb Raider 2013: expectations and realityReboot of Tomb Raider franchise was probably the most heatedly discussed topic over the last 4 years. We didn’t know if it would become a success or yet another fail, but there was one thing that was clear as a day – fandom split in two. One group supported and firmly believed in the reboot. The other group hated and resented the idea of it claiming that Lara Croft is dead for them now.Tomb Raider 2013: expectations and reality2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Illustration by Pencil-Stencil and Inna-Vjuzhanina
Now the game is out. It IS a success. Franchise that was on a razor edge before was saved. But there is one question that remained unanswered – did people who resented reboot change their mind or they just receded in the dark mourning over the character that is dead for them now.
Tomb Raider Empire offers you, dear loyal raiders, a little quiz that will help to make things clear. It will be really interesting for us to hear your answers on the given questions and we are sure it will be inter
most popular emotes from January 2011Prepare yourself for quite a few Journals in the next days, I noticed that the "way back" function is working again and decided that it isn't too late to feature the most popular Emotes from 2011. :iconsuperw00tplz:most popular emotes from January 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I would have included all months in one Article, but the Article would have been too big then. That's why each month will get their own Article.
These were the most popular emotes from January 2011.
Emoticonists on dA (1) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (2) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (3) by Krissi001 Emoticonists on dA (4) by Krissi001
how to improve at drawing: a guideSo as I sit and read my comments, I found that alot of people want to know how to improve.how to improve at drawing: a guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm betting you are tired of hearing people say "practice"?
Well for me, improving is not instant. I may not even notice it, but every time I draw im improving a little.
How to Improve:
Draw all the time, draw everything you see, draw what you want to draw, draw in other peoples styles, draw realistic, draw cartoon, anything. JUST DRAW. Do it all the time. Draw in your notebooks and on your homework.
Do you hate the way you draw eyes? Maybe your paws/hands need more practice? Then find references and use them. I personally don't always find the time to use references, but I find when I do, my art is 10x better. Just practice drawing those eyes you've never gotten quite right. Look at other art and see what you really like about their style. And then try it out.
Now that you've practiced a bit more, draw somethin
Combine Plz's [Large Picture]| Animals | Characters | Facial & Emotional Expressions | People | Pedo Bear |Combine Plz's [Large Picture]7 years ago in Personal More Like This
| Bodies [Parts & XXX] | Glomps & Hugs | Big [Combine Avi's] | Text & Speech Bubbles |
| Emotes | Stamps | Jo
Street Fighter to xnalara update follow-upI have made a more in depth detail how i port street fighter models to xnalara-xps.Street Fighter to xnalara update follow-up9 months ago in Personal More Like This
i hope this one helps you all out more big hugs
On the Subject of BasesFellow People of Deviantart,On the Subject of Bases3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I am here today to talk to you about Bases and Dolling.
I am not asking you to do it, or even to like it, but just to put out a standpoint that is sorely missing from this ongoing row over what a Base really is.
You may think a base is a large traced piece from anime with no skill and that the people who draw on top of them are lazy artists who just don't want to learn how to draw. Some bases are traced, but not every base.
Dolling is a hobby, something that is done for fun, and not every doller out there wants to be able to draw like a whiz kid. A lot of people hold down jobs, or full time education and just want a little fun. And so they are able to use a base that they like and draw some clothes and hair onto it, often very skillfully.
The 3rd Rozen Maiden by Felirile :thumb196488107:
Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSACharlotte Moore (Cavatica) from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.
@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.
Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim.
From the video’s d
Colored sketch Commission OPEN*Leg/Waist up*Colored sketch Commission OPEN10 months ago in Personal More Like This
14USD one character
+12USD for additional character
+3USD for pokemon/small animals/etc/ (may charge more for larger poke)
*Maximum of only two characters per picture
18USD one character
+15USD for additional character
+3USD for small pokemon /small animals/etc / (may charge more for larger poke)
*Maximum of only two characters per picture
More samples here
So if you are interested just fill up this form and send me a note
Style: (leg up or fullbody)
Desired pose: (optional)
Short description of the character: (optional)
Thank you! ; 3;
I will reply mess
Street Fighter V TrailerEnough said!Street Fighter V Trailer3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Whats your reaction?
Crossing the LineAlmost 99.9999% of the comments I get on DA are very nice and complimentary. For this I am grateful and appreciative. I also appreciate the occasional criticism that suggests I try a different crop, color, or lens choice. Even after 35 years I feel it is vital to listen to all the input I get because there are occasional jewels of ideas that come from learned professionals and beginning amateurs alike. Sometimes I even like it more when someone who is new to photography makes suggestions because they aren't stifled by the "rules" we all learn when we start out.Crossing the Line3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, I've had a few people say some interesting and absurd things. These comments are related to my having taken down my gallery of nudes. First of all, let me say, my motive for this action was simply time management. I run a business so I don't have time to respond to all the comments or even read them all.
The suggestion has been made that by me removing the nudes, by responding to horrid comments then hiding and blockin
dA Life #06: Dealing With AbuseWelcome to the sixth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.dA Life #06: Dealing With Abuse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes at fella we get notes from deviants about things that are beyond our control, things that we as a group simply can't intervene in or fix on your behalf. One of those issues is claims of harassment and abuse. Luckily, this is something that you can often deal with yourself with the account tools that everyone on the site has at their disposal.
The purpose of this journal is to share useful information with you about how to handle issues you have with other deviants, their behaviour and their work and to make suggestions as to how you may choose to deal with these issues. Remember, you can always find lots of information about all aspects of the site and interacting with other users in the
Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^!Happy 21st Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!!!Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog ^^!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Care to join guys?, give your best shout out for the awesome blue !
And also I will feature some 21st artworks here and I want to gather them as many as possible, for the character we all know and love If you guys are working on the artwork and you want me to feature it here, let me know and also link me if there's any other 21th anniversary artworks, so I can take them in here ^^
And oh the reason why I made this journal is because of the timezones, so the birthday of Sonic will reach here about 2 hours, so its one of the reasons why I made this journal just to clear up misunderstandings hereXD
21th anniversary artworks
The new deviantART muroAs you all know, deviantART has a fantastic Web-based drawing tool called :damuro:. This tool is a great drawing application for anyone -- from hobbyist doodlers to professional artists.The new deviantART muro3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Today, we are giving all you beta testers a peek at the next big step forward for :damuro:
The new deviantART muro
The new deviantART muro now saves your work automatically from the first brush stroke. You can close your browser at any time, and when you come back, you can re-open that recording and continue drawing.
Your work is saved to your Sta.sh, upgrading you from just 3 files slots to 2 GB of files -- and 10 GB for Premium Members!
The new :damuro: also features a new look and a brand new smudge brush. The new version also uses the brand new Sta.sh Submit
UDON announces Capcom Fighting Tribute!!UDON announces Capcom Fighting Tribute!!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fans of Capcom’s many timeless fighting game series have already proven they are some of the most creative and talented fans around with the incredible art they submitted for UDON Entertainment’s Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute art collective projects. Now they have the chance to show the world their passion and raw talent once again, as UDON today announces the latest entry in their line of tribute art books – CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE!
UDON is calling on professional and fan artists around the world to knock our socks off with your best artistic tributes to the iconic characters of beloved Capcom fighting and beat ‘em up series like Street Fighter™, Final Fight™, Power Stone™, Captain Commando, Star Gladiator, and Battle Circuit – and for y
Facepalm-Worthy Series 1Ok, when I was young, in my 3rd university year, I remember I was going out a saturday night with my friends and we randomly met other group of people (they were like 15 or so...).Facepalm-Worthy Series 13 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We were talking about funny uni-related things and then I suddenly said:
- "Oh, did you know I've been said that in "Child Education" there are 149 girls and only one boy? And the best of all is they told me that boy is gay, so imagine, I guess he's not interested in any of those 149 girls at all :iconforeveraloneplz:"
Then a boy from that group we recently met replied to me in a really camp way:
- "Oh well, I'm studying Child Education and I'm the only boy in my class"
*COLLECTIVE FACE-PALMING MOMENT*
Well gosh darnit, son of a biscuitThis is a black Tuesday for dA. All my favourite accounts are getting banned one after another. First :iconbutthurtbrigade: and a good chunk of it's members including the fabulous :iconfuhrer-glasses: and :iconstapledslut:. And now even :iconwolfofthunders:Well gosh darnit, son of a biscuit3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I will have to completely reorganise my breakfast schedule because of some overzealous admin. Usually I wake up, prepare nomnoms, settle in front of the computer and search for some morning drama. butthurtbrigade was one of my favourite places to acquire my morning dose of concentrated baawws. Now when it is gone I will be forced to actively search for the dramas elsewhere and I don't like that.
My breakfast should look like this:
And now for a few days will look like this. Which is mostly inconvenient and you should care because...umm...yes, because yes.
Tutorial Treasury 04In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 043 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create realistic rose text using some simple layer styles and custom made brushes. This Photoshop rose text will not be completly made from scratch, we'll have to use a beautiful Rose PNG stock image. A nature inspired text effect can be used in so many creative ways, to decorate your scrapbook for example.
Transformation Challenge Semi-FinalistsView Challenge ArticleOfficial RulesView EntriesWinnersTransformation Challenge Semi-Finalists8 months ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to win at deviantART: ExposeddeviantART is a categories game.How to win at deviantART: Exposed3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
According to deviantART's hq, "deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results (ie. front page) is known as Fair Exposure. The goal is to maximize the display of the most popular deviations in a variety of topics with Fair Exposure, the community is exposed to a varied cross-section of deviantART. "
What this boils down to is that certain art categories have inherent ranking advantages and others inherent ranking disadvantages on front page as a means of ensuring that a variety of works from across deviantART are visible on front page and not just that of one category. Sounds pretty good right?
Well let me say before I continue that I do not know deviantART's actual mathematical algorithm for front page ranking. However, I think that anyone who notices the composition of front pages (whether 8 hour or 24, main or by category) and the statistics of the pieces that populate those fronts pages can give you a pretty good guess.
You may have noticed d
Wow....That was the Season 2 Finale. Some much bits to digest. SO MUCH FANART TO DO for the coming days! MY GOODNESS! MY GOODNESS!!!! Yes... some time to digest....Wow....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to everyone at Studio B, Daniel Ingram, the VAs, Hasbro, writers for a great seaon!
American Internet Censorship BillA lot of people want me to talk about this to help bring awareness to what's going on. Apparently there's a potential bill that's going to be voted on in the Senate that would allow companies to "blacklist" websites in America if content is found to be stolen or pirated.American Internet Censorship Bill3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From what I understand it's pretty broad in it's definition (which is never a good sign for success) and under the new bill if a company simply filed a report, even if there's no evidence or proof, the offending website would be blocked by internet service providers by law. This is a grossly oversimplified explanation, of course, and you can read more about it here: http://americancensorship.org/
This has a lot of people really scared that their favorite websites, such as DA or YouTube, might get blocked.
Honestly I don't have any faith that this bill will pass. And even if it did, the moment it gets brought up before the supreme court it'll be decided that it's against the first amendment on free speech and be disband
time to pay it forwardidea time!time to pay it forward10 months ago in Personal More Like This
every month i will open a suggestions thread for artists you think are good and should get more attention but really dont get the views ...and trust me, i have seen artists whose skills i can only envy having far less views ....faaaaaarrr less than me
even though they are actually superior to me in many aspects.
so this is the idea.
every month i will post a suggestions for a feature journal
you post suggestions of artists you think should be featured
generally we are looking for people under 500k views but it is not a rule
from the suggestions i will choose 5 most suggested and feature them for a week.
we will be doing this every month
in this we all win.. as i too will find more people to follow XD
so roll out the suggestions!
this gonna get good!
ps NOT limited to comic artists!
pps....well f%&k! this escalated quickly XD
might have to rethink the amount of people featured per journal.... maybe 10, cant overdo it a
A Shiny Christmas of 'Serenity'...I wanted to share what my friends over a Sideshow Freaks put together for me as an AMAZING gift and thank you. This was given to me yesterday....A Shiny Christmas of 'Serenity'...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As most of you know, I've been trying to sculpt the entire Firefly/Serenity crew for about 3 years now, I think. I'm almost finished. I offer the heads to customizers who like to build fully detailed 12" figures of these characters from Firefly. These kind folks were gracious enough to put together their talents and time and build me my very own Captain Tightpants diorama as a thank you for making the crew.
I'm still in awe of the work. it's really stunning in person. Here's a glimpse. It's much like what we gave Nathan Fillion....but I think mine's even cooler... Sorry Nathan.
I haven't done enough good to deserve this much kindness. I'm so grateful for this piece, and I wanted to share their work with everyone. Thanks to my friends over at Sideshow Freaks. This'll certainly light the