Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
Collection: Stellar CenturionsCollection: Stellar Centurions3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
“The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism—and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong—and lucky—he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s elan. Both because of and in spite of h
Collection: MushroomsCollection: Mushrooms3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
No other plant looks, feels or tastes like a mushroom. They can bloom after a rainstorm and fill up a meadow in the woods that was empty the day before. They are a delight in the eye of the epicurean, but though tiny and fragile, strike terror in the hearts of non–woodsmen like me. Identified properly, they are a marvelous salad. Misidentified, they can mean sudden death. Such tiny, pretty forest dwellers, but with power over even a starving man. Such is a mushroom.
“I am… a mushroom; On whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.”
– John Ford
New book is out!Hello everyone,New book is out!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My new book is out and you can get your copy at your local Barnes & Nobles store or Amazon.com.
The book contains 20 of my models that many people have been asking diagrams for.
The title of the book is "Extreme Origami" by Won Park
As always, thank you guys for all your support.
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyStreet Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
Top 10 Hey Arnold Classic Fanfic ListI usually despise top 10 lists for a very specific reason. It’s hard to pick number one. You find something you enjoy about every single thing on the list, and then it becomes hard to choose. At one point in time I considered The Matrix to be number one on my favorite movies list. Then it was Iron Man. Then it was Toy Story 3. Then it was The Avengers. Then I realize I forgot great movies like Ghostbusters, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, or The Big Lebowski, and then think “screw this, I love ‘em all.”Top 10 Hey Arnold Classic Fanfic List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I do see necessity in a Top 10 list as a guide. Things like, “I want to get into horror movies, it is a good thing there’s a top ten list here.” Substitute sitcoms, or cars, or anything else that tickles your fancy. Today I was thinking about my own fanfiction and how I really need to work on it (pitiful, I know). And then I thought of how long Hey Arnold fanfiction has been around on the internet, let alone fan
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
It's That Time Once MoreHello all!It's That Time Once More2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Concerning my last journal post, I've been having quite the difficult time on resolution numero dos--that being to doodle at least once per day to sharpen skills and heighten activity on this page. Sadly, it seems that I've lacked, err, "proper" inspiration as I have completely seem to have lost motivation to draw or doodle in the slightest. And anything I currently produce is not up to par with my earlier works.
However, there seems to be more to it.
For those who may not have known, (pertaining to no one at all haha.) you can safely assume that I mainly draw anime. While this certainly is true, I also have a knack into drawing realism and appear to handle it much better than anime. However, I also seem to have a whacky pattern concerning the two...once I feel that I am "sucking" at one of the two styles, it's a red flag indicating that I should focus on the other and thus I draw the other awfully well (In my case) and vice versa.
As odd as that may sound, this is exactly w
Best PLZ list! #1PLZ are account's avatars (50x50 images) that you can use in your journals and comments even if you are not premium! ♥ To use it write:Best PLZ list! #16 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Remember that there are another little icons by dA :faq53:
EDIT 07-3-2013 ... In proccess:
At the #1 Issue you can find: smileys, bodies, lovely, nature, food, roll&move, icons, divider.
At the #2 Issue you can find: celebrities, photos, games, charactes, symbols, fun.
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How to draw during 365 daysHow to draw during 365 days1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
By the beginning of 2014 I started this account and uploaded a doodle a day during a year. It was the most challenging thing I ever did and it helped me loads on improving my art.
I've seen a lot of mentions on my inbox about artists that are starting their own 365 Days challenge and I want to write this journal to share what I've learned through my experience and maybe encourage some of you to join this long term journey.
It's okay to start simple!
My first doodles were waaay more simple than the other ones. If I had to start the project again I would still do them simple. Of course, starting this challenge is very exciting but it's a dead end if you put a heavy load on yourself at the beginning!
Focus on knowing your pace first. How much time does it take you to finish your drawings?