The Committed Canvas:icontechgnotic:The Committed Canvas3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tattooing has existed since the very beginnings of Neolithic human expression and has since those ancient beginnings continued to be a reliable flash indicator of personality type. There are those people who get tattoos and there those people who simply do not. Even though the social opprobrium for getting inked has greatly disappeared in recent years, and even though skin art has become almost boringly de rigueur amongst rock guitarists and other entertainers, there is still one element that separates the tattooed from the non-tattooed in terms of artistic appreciation: commitment.
Tattoos may be the first “interactive” art form. The art lover doesn’t just buy an artist’s artwork – he or she becomes one with artwork, he or she commits to becoming a living canvas for the artwork, he or she, by choosing the tattoo to be borne forever, shares authorship with the tattoo artist of the artwork. T
dA Artist Raising $20k for LGBT Animated FilmdA Artist Raising $20k for LGBT Animated Film2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
New York City-based artist Alex Myung (~alexmyung) has started a Kickstarter project to raise $20,000 to create Arrival, an animated short film with a focus on the theme of coming out. Equalitopia sits down with Alex to discuss the project.
Currently, the project has raised almost $4,000 from 74 different backers, averaging out to about $52 per backer. Keep in mind that Kickstarter projects are “all or nothing,” meaning that if the project doesn’t reach its funding goal by Wednesday, February 20th, no funds will be transferred to the project.
Equalitopia: Could you tell us briefly about the storyline of Arrival?
Alex: Arrival is about a young boy growing up
~The Wisdom Of Buddha~~The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.~~The Wisdom Of Buddha~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
~The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.~
~When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.~
~Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.~
~No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.~
~You cannot travel the oath until you have become the path itself.~
~All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything.~
~What We think, We Become.~
~All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.~
~All things appear and disappear becaus
Tips for smooth clean line artHi,Tips for smooth clean line art2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Is your line art shaky, wobbly, sloppy, fat, uneven or pixelated? The subject of clean line art comes up a lot so I've gathered together a number of tips from various DA members that may help you improve your line art. Some of the techniques described below may contradict other techniques described below so you may want to experiment and decide what works best for you. Most of these assume that you have a digital tablet. (Make sure your tablet drivers have been installed correctly. If your cursor is behaving erratically it may indicate a problem with your tablet or drivers.) Some posts have been edited for brevity or spelling:
"I developed my own technique. And it works quite well for me. It raised my Lineart cleanliness from 24% to 98%, yeah, really. Here is how I do it digitally when I'm not using a traditional sketch:
First a rough sketch, and I isolate it in its own layer then set its opacity to 50 or something near that value.
Then on the second layer
feature | 12- Enjoy the beautiful wallpapers of photography ---feature | 123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Truly Greeeeen Wallpaper by hombre-cz Herbst by winnichip
Fairy tale by enioku Copper Flower Wallpaper by carizzo
dream wallpaper by liqui wallpaper 64 magnetic fusion 3 by zpecter
wallpaper 61 colour geometry by zpecter Fish by kornny
my own ones so far
French Morning by akibara Vintage by akibara Awaken by akibara
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
OhCrapIForgotToAddATitle.OhCrapIForgotToAddATitle.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
StupidFox Book is now available at the StupidFox Store!
Free StupidFox App available through iTunes for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! Soon to be available for Android as well
[Bullet; Red] Much thanks to GeekOutGamer for creating the app!
Congratulations to :iconalexiuss:&:iconmeeshkamodel: and their marriage! [Journal & Photos]
[Star!] London MCM Expo 2012
As for how MCM Expo went, it was an amazing experience! And because of the great turnout, chances are, I will be returning t
My 25th Birthday + illnessHello everyone,My 25th Birthday + illness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all: Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were as magnificent as they are supposed to be.
Secondly, thank you so much for all the incredible birthday wishes. It's moving and an honour to be embraced by so many talented individuals from across the planet. Thank you, once more.
Since I have barely replied any messages lately, I feel like I need to apologize for my absence. I have been very ill for 2 months, and I am finally (sort of) recovering since yesterday. For the same reason I haven't been able to draw very much, except for the last couple of days, so that's great! I am working on (old) commissions, finish projects, and start a new great project which involves lots of colour, uniqueness and realism drawing.
My only New Year's Resolution for 2013 is that, from now on, I will try to post something new at least once a week. I got some very interesting drawings to show you all.
May you be even more inspired and be surrounded by your loved ones in thi
Rules for Usage as a ReferenceI'm honored if people can use my photos as a reference, it's really awesome to see what people can do! I've encountered some odd situations though these last couple of months, so unfortunately it seems necessary to make some specific statements.Rules for Usage as a Reference2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These rules are for all my photos. I don't mind them being used as a reference for a drawing or painting, as long as:
...you give credit by giving a link to the dA page of the picture of mine which you used, where you post your image.
...you don't use the drawing or painting for commercial purposes, without asking me.
...you don't change the concept of it too much: I actually don't mind in nearly all cases but I do in some (obviously 'odd' ones), ask me for permission if you're not sure about this point.
...you don't use the picture for which you used my photo as a reference for (site, book, cd) lay-outs etcetera. Ask me for permission first if you wanted to do t
CONTESTS!Hey, contest-hungry deviants!CONTESTS!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the delay, guys! We'll resume usual sunday updates as we've been doing for the past few months. Thanks for the support!
Be sure to send us the winning entries in the contest, we will show them in the group.
Also, check the tag, as it points you to the newly posted contests.
If you want to send us a contest, please Download Our Contest Format Here or check our main page where the format is provided without a download.
Thanks, and on with the contests!
Pixel Art OC
50x50 px, transparent only.
1st Place: 1500 or $15
2nd Place: 1,000 or $10
Deadline: September 9th
More Info: http://talonex.deviantart.com/journal/QUICK-ICON-CONTEST-479963165
The Gods Finest! $200 Summer Contest!
Anime themed fanart contest
Well its straight forward, all you have to do is create a s
Oh whyJust now I picked up a sharpie and drew on my Cintiq screen.Oh why2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pffff luckily it came off with water OTL
I mean, I've almost done this many times before, picked up pens or pencils thinking they're my stylus, but this is the first time it actually happened =3=
And Friday the 13th was supposed to be over u_u
Anyway that's my mini heart attack of the day 8(
Completely unrelated but equally interesting (not sure if interesting is the right word here), I got the strangest letter in the mail the other day.
What on earth???
I opened it and it was trying to persuade me to pre-purchase a cremation for myself. Thanks a lot. I'm 23. That's only a little ominous 8(
It's addressed to me personally too. Nobody else in my family got one OTL I don't even know who they are or how they got my address.......
Three new Matoran prefixes revealed!Greg Farshtey has been in contact with his loyal Bionicle fanbase once again, revealing three new Matoran element prefixes!Three new Matoran prefixes revealed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Matoran of Plasma are now called Su-Matoran (as in Superheated)!
Matoran of Magnetism are now called Fa-Matoran (after Michael Faraday, who studied the field of electromagnetism)!
Matoran of the Green are now called Bo-Matoran (as in Botany)!
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
Insidious Chapter 2 Contest Winners AnnouncementInsidiousInsidious Chapter 2 Contest Winners Announcement1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
We challenged you to add a shadowy twist to a 'normal' daily experience, and you responded with some absolutely terrifying entries! Director James Wan was so impressed that he kept going back and forth trying to determine a winner because the entries were THAT good! However, he did complete his difficult task and the winners are now in
Kitty is out of dangerYes... remember the story of the little kitten we found abandoned just in front of our door? http://lehanan.deviantart.com/journal/Life-can-change-radically-387157879Kitty is out of danger1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well... here are the proofs of how good she's healing after antibiotics and other medicines:
She walks by her own, she pees/poops by her own as well, she really loves to eat semi-solid food (today she started to eat solid food!! Her tooth are growing fast and strong)... and damn, she LOVES to play!!! And she's so naughty an cute that I can't help.
We gave her a name in memoriam of my mom's first cat (that died because of depression when she married, really sad story T_T): Lenin (yes, like Vladimir Lenin XD). Long story: By the time she had that first cat, we ha
Contest!!! DUE FEBRUARY 22ND (2 New OC's!)Yay, my first contest! ;u; I'm so excited !Contest!!! DUE FEBRUARY 22ND (2 New OC's!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Create a marvelous work of art depicting one of my characters.
Simple enough 8D
These are my characters you can use (More will be added once I've updated their designs c: , so if you'd like to draw someone else hold tight for a bit c| I hope to have them finished this week)
Griffin ; Male
Takes himself too seriously. Likes jazz. Afraid of heights. Afraid of lots of things, actually. Very loyal to his friends. Has wings for ears.
Demon Dog ; Female
Wears a bird skull mask to hide scars from an acid accident (that's also why one arm is bone). Blind in left eye. Has big hair (a mohawk). Likes to be girly (to an extent). Hates scary movies. Tries to be kind, but not always successful.
Dragon/Salamander ; Female
Insists on always being the center of attention. Hates girly things. Likes to play pranks. Has big hands and lots of needle-s
Contest 10 - Aztec MythsAnd the winners are....Contest 10 - Aztec Myths2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations everyone! Be sure to claim your prizes by looking below in the prizes section. ^.^
For this contest you'll be creating an artwork based on a myth or legend from the Aztecs.
Here's some additional information and clarification
- Do not submit an old work of art. It must be new and created after this contest was put up [July 21st, 2012]
- Do not copy the work of somebody else. Your art must be completely your own.
- Writing is allowed. Feel free to do a new take on a myth, or even the continuing adventures of a myth.
- Fanart is allowed as long as whatever you're drawing from is based in Aztec myth.
- Something inspired by the Aztecs will also be allowed. Just as long as it's obvious.
- Feel free to do
CONTEST TIME! Deadline Has Now Passed!Contest is now closed for submissions! I have received sixteen lovely entries, which can be perused here.CONTEST TIME! Deadline Has Now Passed!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
STATUS: JUDGING IN PROGRESS
Remember that thing?
Of course you do.
Well, here's your chance, because it's the grand prize in this contest.
As it is a physical object, the winner will need to be okay with giving out a mailing address.
Now, because literature is woefully under-appreciated, this is going to be a writing contest. Yes, you heard me, writing.
What I want to see is a story with that dreamcatcher in it. I don't care what genre you go for or how long or short the story is, but the dreamcatcher must be present in the story somewhere, somehow; anything from a brief mention to the crux of the entire plot. Random piece of art on the wall? Ancient artifact of... something? Magic
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
Watch depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Devious Journal EntryI just suffered shock at advice I saw being given to a convention goer of how to keep her energy levels up while at a convention...Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Hold soda in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing it, as your mouth absorbs the sugars quicker
- Drink OJ with sugar added to it
- Honey sticks
Basically, the advice given was "SUGAR, AND LOTS OF IT!"
I don't know what people are taught about health in the USA, but clearly it's VERY different to the UK. People, PLEASE don't live on sugar at a convention! Not only is it bad for your teeth, but bad for your health, and it's NOT the best source of energy there is!
Eating regularly and healthily, especially wholemeals, will provide you with a much healthier and long-lasting source of energy. Sure, you may get a brief rush from a Red Bull, but you'll have a crash as well. I know none of us take the best care of ourselves at cons, but at least TRY to get in a decent breakfast, lunch and dinner. And drink plenty of water!!
And definitely don't ad
The Dark Descent| 4 days left! Win a Premium!R U L E SThe Dark Descent| 4 days left! Win a Premium!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have to be a member of the group to enter the contest.
2 per person; but only 1 will win.
New pieces only (After November 1st)
No racism, pornography, violence, bashing religions and hentai.
Photo Manipulations only.
ALL STOCK MUST BE CREDITED or your entry will be declined. If it is your stock, say so in the Artist's comments.
You must put in your "Artist's comments" a link to this journal or the group.
T H E M E
The Dark Descent was the most voted. Suggested by TheRainGirl
You can choose to define the theme how you want it. But please write a few sentences to explain the concept of your piece and how it relates to "The Dark Descent".
You must submit to the contest folder: http://photomanipulatorsx3.deviantart.com/gallery/38554587
D E A D L I N E
I am accepting entries starting today (November 1st)
The deadline for this contest will be November 30th December 3
[VOTING OPEN] Re-Draw Contest Ene: Members, are you ready? It's time to vote for our wonderful contest that ended about a month ago...[VOTING OPEN] Re-Draw Contest2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ayano: That's right! Are you ready to vote? Our method of voting this time around isn't what a typical group does, so we'll need to you listen up right now!
Mary: A-ah! Uhm, yes! I-I forgot how it works. Would you m-mind explaining it, Seto?
Seto: Sure, Mary! Well--
Kano: Aww, you two are so sweet, thanks. And now, I'll explain the rest, kukuku!
About Voting I:
Voting for this contest will be through Google Docs! If you can't use it, let us know!
Voting will take place until an undecided time in the future. We will set the due date at least 24 hrs. before it shuts. Do not procrastinate!
You can't cheat! It's kinda impossible, haha. We'll collect your username and verify that you
Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED:icontransparentplz:FINAL - March Poll Period * CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello dear members, watchers and visitors
This is the new way to find our winner of our POLL SYSTEM: instead using a Poll with the ten most voted of the period, we'll be using a blog to showcase the 20 MOST VOTED of this period!
This means, or so I hope, more exposure for your pieces and galleries.
The idea is simple: each work has a number and all deviants have the opportunity to vote like if it was a poll...with the difference that you will choose not one but 3 favourites!
All deviants may vote, INCLUSIVE who is participating; the participants may vote for themselves and ask friends and watchers to vote; this blog may have publicity by all means and be submitted in groups.
The work with most votes wins a 3 months sub, our usual prize.
Follow the RULES to VOTE...AND EVERYONE VOTING and ING THIS BLOG will enter a draw to win 100 . The participants may and should click the Favourite Button too - you have