No Other Words - Part ThirtyI don't want to imagine a world without friendship, support, respect and love!No Other Words - Part Thirty2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the reason for I started this feature, for all my Watchers and Friends and now it's time to start again!:icontruesmiles:
It's a big project but I hope I will manage and most of all I hope you will like all the beautiful works of this wonderful Artists.
I'm grateful to all of you and each of you, brought in my soul a gleam of joy.:iconhugglesplz:
Another wonderful gift I received some time ago is from a very nice Lady who draws very beautiful :icontruesmiles:
I love all the drawings you made for me and thank you very much once again, my dear Lady!:iconhugglesplz::iconwhiteroseplz:
Red suns.... by MeLinFrance Fil en coeur.... by MeLinFrance Pour mon ami Tian... by MeLinFrance :iconMeLinFrance:
Erik Gets Tagged:iconnijil-xnv: tagged me! But when you get down to it, I'm really not that interesting, so let's tag Erik instead.Erik Gets Tagged2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post 5 things about themselves in their journal
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose "some" people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
6. No tag backs
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you're tagged if you're reading this". You legitimately have to tag "some" people. O:<
I. "Each person must post 5 things about themselves in their journal."
1) I am going grey. Prematurely, I suppose, grey around the temples. This would lend any other man a distinguished, decidedly dignified air. As it is, I rather resemble a powder-dusted bat.
2) Today is Mozart's birthday.
3) The previous fact was not at all about myse
Is Reference Bad?I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."Is Reference Bad?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
Wit on the ViolaWhen a phone goes off in the middle of Lukas Kmit's viola solo, he doesn't miss a beat:Wit on the Viola2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sorry. Just HAD to share that because three guesses who I thought of when I watched it? That is so an Erik move.
Actually, on second thought, Erik would probably kick the cell phone out the window along with its owner.
Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 2014Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 2014Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 20142 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sorry I'm a little late with the feature today
on a daily basis we at DailyFractalFeatures are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
We are proud to feature today's Daily Fractal Feature!
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176 by Arkadius13
suggested by Shadoweddancer
I find this deviation very eye- catching
Centaurea by F
Journal CSS ResourcesCSS for subscribers is finally here!! Your local neighbourhood zilla is here to give a few pointers to the novice CSSers who want to give their journals a make over with a few pointers and a list of handy resources.Journal CSS Resources8 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As a general rule it is better to keep things simple, not just if you are a beginner. Remember the following points when you design your page:
1. Mock it up Try your design in Photoshop first (or which ever app you have) that way you can play with colours and styles without needing to refresh your journal too much.
2. Just because you can, doesn't mean that you should... try to avoid making things like the text size too small. The current journal style works well, so just start simply by changing colours.
3. Contrast is good. Making the colours of your text and links the same, or very close is bad m'kay. Make it easy for people to differentiate between things. Also, making your journal text too dark on a black background or too light on a bright backgro
feature! Tentacles!please enjoy our Tentacle feature....feature! Tentacles!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Block-topus by TimeTurbine
octopus by linnsetaneuntitleDRainbowOctopus by VelvetNights1 octopus 2 jellys 3 seahporse by krishna76
Immortal35 by ServantofEntropyspiral inhabitants by AlMaNeGrAeye of magnesium by krishna76ooniemme eye by chacruna-mtina
Vanessa Lake and tentacle by PapaNinjaCephalopoda by NegativeFeedback
Jellies2 by artsergeBlue Ringed Octopus the third by FamiliarOddlingsHand Puppets by McFlyky
:In the Cattic by Cygam-7Silent Urge by offermoord
leaf it like an octopus by GorgoneSquishy by razzigyrlCrescent Moon Squid by BlackMagdalena
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and many thanks to the staff!
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Adventures in Moving!Finally! I'm all moved in! I took the weekend off to shuffle all my belongs around, and the place is starting to look like the Victorian-Gothic antique shop I'm used to. Really, I'm just excited about having an enormous black curio cabinet.For my curios. And I haven't even started hanging the 1 billion pieces of artwork I have stacked in the bedroom! I would complain, but it's really fun getting to decorate the way I want, and not having to clear it with the boy toy first. Skulls. Everywhere. I'm going to have Halloween decorations up year-round and blast as much sad classical music as I want! No one can stop me!Adventures in Moving!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
In art news, I just got an e-mail from a company that's been on my bucket list since I was in middle school! I'm SO incredibly excited about this project! Of course, I can't say anything else about it, but trust me, if it all works out, it's going to blow your minds. Mhmm.
I've also been invited to participate in two real
Stuff and photosThis has no stuff, it is just an excuse to go OH LOOK AT MY CHILD.Stuff and photos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No wait, some stuff: I only have about a one week backlog now for DD notes so feel free to start noting me again :3
OMG the 3D printer is gonna sculpt everything..notWell some of you probably know by now that I've invested in a 3D printer and some of the "old school" prop makers are going crazy and some are being defensive of the old school ways of doing things and accusing me of cheating or something by not doing every thing by hand. LOL I just find it all very amusing. Before I made the decision to buy such a "wonderful machine" that seems to solve a lot of my time problems, I've actually read a lot into it and finding out its limitations such as it not being able to respond to my voice commands like JARVIS and produce an Iron Man suit and paint it while I attend some luxurious gala dinner event and have it ready to fly supersonic morning time to Afghanistan and take out some terrorist. To my surprise that the machine actually can't even print correctly if the bed plate is about 1mm warped.OMG the 3D printer is gonna sculpt everything..not9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all there are a lot of misunderstanding about the 3D rapid prototyping technology which actually existed over 30 years ago for the manufacturing indu
Urban Exploration 6#Life inside Shut down potbanks!Urban Exploration 6#1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This article absolutely fascinated me. Being British and reading about something explored within this very country always fascinates me because it's a bit of heritage uncovered. But this in particular, was amazing. Urban Explorers broke into what was once one of the busiest factories in the region and snapped some forgotten pottery heritage. The photos are fascinating, take a look yourself!
This Weeks Features
Urban Exploration is the exploration of man-made structures. Usually these
Photography News: #1 Photography Updates...Photography News: #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sceneyme's Through a Lens Feature #4
Through-a-Lens is a General Photography group open to everyone! We have weekly themes, challenges and lots of awesome features.
Current Weekly Theme - Green
Be sure to head over and join the group so that you are able to take part in our monthly challenges and get the chance to win some excellent prizes!
Abstract And Surreal News
I am no longer looking after Abstract and Surreal Photography! After spending 17 months looking over the gallery I am delighted that DpressedSoul is now stepping in to take it on. Please suggest your Daily Deviations for Abstract and Surreal to him. I will forward any existing suggestions and you are now in his capable hands!
Cold, dead hands.I'm not going to personally voice an opinion on guns in America. I don't live there and as such: I really don't care how its people live their lives.Cold, dead hands.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I will say, however, that guns in general scare the crap out of me. Seeing, with my own eyes, CO19 march past me while in London and SO18 (http://www.eliteukforces.info/police/) patroling Heathrow sent shivvers down my spine, and those are the guys who know exactly how to implement deadly force quickly, but are trained not to.
If I saw a random, untrained guy in the street with a gun (which is unlikely, thankfully, given that gun control laws here make it damn near impossible to buy even toy firearms) I'd probably soil myself.
In light of everything, though, I think attention should be directed to an amusing clip from the very, very dead (and, be warned; foul mouthed) Bill Hicks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MEzCtyRWP8
She's arrived!She's arrived! My daughter Cora! Born Sept 18th, 8:45pm est. Wanted to make sure she was armed and battle ready when she entered into this world. Made her a foam sword and shield themed in design with her fathers family crest. She's less than a day old in this photo and the hospital photographer from Baby Bella Photography was great working with her.She's arrived!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anywho, just wanted to share. Not everyday you get to post something like this.
In other news!
=Emberguard *DJ88 ~kubo ~awright60 entered into the Threadless Lion King T-shirt design contest! Please vote for them!
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If you entered, let me know so I can vote, support and feature you!
Draw and Write contest!I'm starting a contest!Draw and Write contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All you have to do is write a story about anything you want. And I mean ANYTHING! XD
You can also write a poem instead.
And then, you draw a picture that has to do with your story. So basically, a cover. It can be your main character, where the story takes place, anything.
Post your entry in the comments below.
Rules: No nudity.
It can have curse words, but I would prefer for everyone to keep it clean.
The drawing cannot be photoshopped. It can be digital art, a painting, or just a drawing. But the artwork MUST be yours.
You can partner up with a friend (so If you can't draw, or if you can't write, you can partner up with someone!).
Your story does not have to be new. As long as it's appropriate and maximum 10 pages, you can enter it. So it can be something you wrote 4 years ago, if you want.
Please do not make your story any longer than 10 pages.
You have until October 31.
The judges are: Myself, http://doctor-dalek23.deviantart.com/ , http://cheer603.deviantar
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOWIm gon b honest, whenever people say "I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW" for moments in young people television that aren't even that graphic or disturbing, I feel like mentally rolling my eyes. With certain instances, like the murder/suicide at the end of Legend of Korra or the overt references to cunnilingus in that one episode of Cow and Chicken, it's like, yeah, okay, makes sense people would be shocked or surprised.I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But in a lot of cases it's like, dude, some people are a little old to be acting like 'older' or more 'borderline' humor being pocketed into shows for younger people are anything novel. Such as when people react to shit that's really generic and not even explicit, like:
"OH MY GOD A CHARACTER FELL TO THEIR IMPLIED DEATHS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SHOW FOR KIDS"
"OH NO A GENERIC VILLAIN WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH HIS GENERIC ARMY OF DARKNESS I THOUGHT THIS WAS A KIDS SHOW"
"UH OH A CHARACTER THAT APPEARS TO BE 'TRIPPING' ON A G-RATED DRUG THAT'S MOST LIKELY SOME SORT OF
Per Yngve Ohlin Story Chapter 1Tjena!!! I've created a new video with the entire story of Pelle's life.Per Yngve Ohlin Story Chapter 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is chapter 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7EIfZxAPY&feature=g-upl
The chapter 2 will come very soon!!!
Of Copyright + PremadesOf Copyright + Premades2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Disclaimer: I'm no lawyer, I do not work for deviantArt, I'm merely someone who has been doing photomanips for quite a while and has taken the time to read quite a few articles on the topic. The views expressed hereunder are mine alone. They do not reflect any "official dA opinion" nor are they to be taken as "legal advice". Furthermore, you may live in a country that hasn't signed any of the treaties that govern international copyright law, so you'd have to check with your country's national laws.
I strongly urge you to not only read the journal, but also the comments underneath it as there are a lot more examples of what you can and can't do as well as more links to information being shared by your fellow deviants!
What is Copyright?
I'll paraphrase/quote the wikipedia article on the topic for this:
"Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclus
Teenage Alien Ninja TurtlesI've just learned that filmmaker Michael Bay (aka - Uwe-Boll-With-A-Budget) has turned his withering gaze upon the Heroes in a Half-Shell, and has set about mutilating the franchise by informing us that their origin will change in his upcoming (oh god; if I have to refer to another film as this I may start weeping blood) reboot.Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Y'know in the Disney animation Bolt where the idiot pigeons give a one-word pitch at how to "improve" the series that the titular doggie has absconded from? It's a dig at crappy writers that have no idea how to come up with an original idea and so just shoehorn in absurd new story elements to an existing tale.
Well; that's basically what Mr Bay has said:
Nope. They're not mutants anymore. They're aliens.
After Transformers: This should be buried on the dark side of the Moon (or whatever it was called), I vowed never to piss away my money or, more importantly; my time, watching any future film Bay is connected with.
This news kinda reinfo
Happy late Halloween - Sweet and Sour FeaturesHello fellow deaviantsHappy late Halloween - Sweet and Sour Features2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Unfortunately almost noone answered to my journal where I was asking for
pic suggestions. Well - I've made my own choices anyways but yeah. Bad
luck for you I guess
So why is this article so late? Well yesterday was Halloween right? I
have been to a Halloween Party with two Friends, even though the
Halloween over here isn't what Halloween is over there in the US - no
children running around playing Trick or Treat and the Parties are kinda
lame as well, but we still had fun. I dressed up as some kind of Witch
and my friend went as Black Widow. Only our male compagnion wasn't
dressed up - but he came in for free since he knew the staff
Anyways - Here I goe with my late Halloween Feature. Please FAV the
article and show the artists some love or I will send someone to haunt
A Darker He-Man StoryI recently finished http://cdn.ifanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Masters-of-the-Universe_The-Origin-of-Skeletor_Full-665x1024.jpg. You remember that wacky, cheesy 80s animated series and the more-action-packed-but-still-kids-oriented 2002 reboot series? Yeah? Well, this isn't like either of those things. At all. In fact, I wouldn't even recommend this for small kids.A Darker He-Man Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Readers, this is a He-Man story telling it like the adults want it. And...
...it's actually done right.
With the Origin of Skeletor, it may be slightly more than a glimpse with 32 pages in length, and it may have originated from some toyetic merch back in the 80s, but by jove, this is a narrative that takes a beloved 80s tale and weaves in into something that those then-80s kids want as adults.
I know what you're thinking. "Oh, it's just taking something meant for kids and making it dark and gritty for the sake of appealing to a more 'grown-up' audience and it's just a mosh of souped up mindless explicit