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
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
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
Street Fighter V TrailerEnough said!Street Fighter V Trailer2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Whats your reaction?
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
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.
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-up8 months ago in Personal More Like This
i hope this one helps you all out more big hugs
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
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
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:
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
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
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
The brilliance of Derpy HoovesAs many of you know in the first season of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" there was an animation mistake resulting in a background character having googly eyes. Internet fans of the show (bronies) latched on to the character and nick-named her Derpy Hooves.The brilliance of Derpy Hooves3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the show has become such a huge internet phenomenon, Hasbro has responded to the appreciation by acknowledging the strange character and inserting her into strange places throughout the second season.
In "Feeling Pinky" she appears as the reason for a number of huge objects dropped from the sky.
In "Luna Eclipse" she appears dressed in a Halloween costume of made of paper bags.
In the Rainbowdash and Fluttershy duet song in "May the Best Pet Win" she creepily peeks her head out of the chicken coop.
In "Sweet and Elite" she appears inconspicuously dressed in her paper bag outfit hidden among fancy ponies during Rarity's musical number.
Hasbro's decision to accept the show's unique internet fame and fanbase is a really am
Colored sketch Commission OPEN*Leg/Waist up*Colored sketch Commission OPEN9 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)
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Thank you! ; 3;
I will reply mess
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.
Sonic 2014 - UPDATED Nov, 14, 2014 Lyric is back in Sonic Boom tv show! Check out the episode title "Lyric´s strikes back" ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3232262/episodes?season=1&ref_=tt_eps_sn_1 )Sonic 2014 - UPDATED Nov, 14, 201410 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sonic Boom gameplays:
Shattered crystal: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLt_yAPk1DeN5zljp204hGwQ8ifFKi-rgd
Rise of Lyric: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?listLt_yAPk1DeN7cWY4AvfqDNni2qUC4csCq
Sonic Toon new trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW6rWIjcE5o
3 more Sonic Boom episodes titles mentioned: http://www.tssznews.com/2014/11/05/3-more-sonic-boom-episodes-titles-mentioned/
Sonic Boom demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vSBkg3pL2Ss
Sonic Boom new trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?va6d5fziSdo
Sonic Boom commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_embedded&v=S8UEOk_wpNY (Thanks for letting me know, :iconxAliciaTheHedgehogx: )
Sonic Boom - 2 new episodes titles revealed: http://www.tssznews
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
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*
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
LittleBigPlanet 2 Level Creation Contest Winners TweetLittleBigPlanet 2 Level Creation Contest Winners4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
New Levels Unlocked
Without further ado, we're excited to announce
that three winners have been selected from the
25 semi-finalists of the
LittleBigPlanet 2 Game
Level Creation Contest. The winners were chosen
by Sony PlayStation staff and we'd like to
sincerely thank them for judging, and send extra
special thanks to all the brilliant artists who
The three winners each landed a Sony PlayStation 3,
cold hard cash, deviantART Points, a one-year
Premium Membership to deviantART, and of course,
their own copy of LittleBigPlanet 2!
Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....Or so it is often thought. But it should never be.Critiques: The artist's worst nightmare....3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(Please note, I'm not necessarily talking about deviantart's critique system, though this certainly applies to it. I'm talking about all feedback, whether in comments or notes, in person, or on another site. Deviantart simply has a good format for others to leave feedback to an artist.)
In art school, you tend two get two different types of young artists: people who are infatuated with their work, and people who have no confidence in it at all. But really, it all boils down to the same thing: as artists, we are incredibly reliant on other people's judgement of our work for our self-esteem. It sounds a bit stupid, but I don't know that I've talked to any serious business artists who say otherwise (though if you do, please tell me). Artists often view their work as an extension of themselves, or their soul, poured out on paper. We seek other people's approval, b
SOPAA few months back I wrote a journal about an internet censorship bill that was looking to be passed in the congress. The bill was poorly written, but the broadness of the wording freaked a lot of internet dwellers out. People were scared their favorite websites would be censored or removed completely. Thankfully the bill didn't pass. Unthankfully a new version is going up for vote now and this time it's getting far more support.SOPA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SOPA = Stop Online Piracy Act
Once again it's very broadly written and could have very serious implications if it gets passed. The bill is written with the expressed purpose of being able to take legal action against online piracy in foreign markets. It seems likely that the bill is meant to snub out piracy sites like ThePirateBay.org, but the wording is so broad that it's very possible that it could have serious repercussions elsewhere.
Yesterday the bill was supposed to be voted on, but it was delayed due to a filibuster. It's currently set to be voted