No Other Words - Part ThirtyI don't want to imagine a world without friendship, support, respect and love!No Other Words - Part Thirty4 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:
Rest For A While by Teana2008 :
Conceptual Photography Conceptual Photography Whats it all about?!Conceptual Photography4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
con♥cep♥tu♥al (adj.) Of, relating to, or based on mental concepts ♥
Conceptual Photography is sometimes a hard thing to define. However once youve got the hang of what is and isnt conceptual you will find yourself seeing and creating concepts out of everyday life just like that. Im determined to help make that happen!
Conceptual is about trying to recreate your fears, dreams, thoughts and ideas in an image. More often than not a Conceptual shot is set up. It is carefully processed and manipulated in set up and in-camera to convey the concept. However from time to time as I am more frequently finding you will notice you stumble upon Conceptual shots completely by accident.
Sometimes those are the best kind!
If its conceptual it will make you think twice, you may see a double meaning, you will be astounded by the thought pr
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
Bitching About April Fools on DeviantartLets get a little perspective, peopleBitching About April Fools on Deviantart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I Know that it is common knowledge that the art-world generally regards deviantart as a beckon of professionalism and respectability. To see something like this while browsing for serious prospective employees on another busy work sunday on a serious talent search site that is totally serious business guys is totally going to get you banned from the art world and loose you all the jobz you would have gotten that day! This is an outrageous prank! This is not what DA is about!
Come on guys, perspective.
If your gallery is so important to your life and career that you can not stand to have even one of your precious thumbnails momentarily obscured lest every employer decide that cats are no longer the "in" thing this year and black list you from the industry, you probably shouldn't be on DA. Yes, some people get a lot of traffic from DA, but lets be honest, this is not an appropriate site in which to host any kind of serious portfolio. Fine,
Lineart, Light, and Planning AheadJust a quickie today because I saw something that made me smile!Lineart, Light, and Planning Ahead4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love it when artists post the lineart and then the finished piece. In the case of this drawing, the lines are charming and well-executed, but don't particularly give the impression of a finished piece. They are clearly one part of a considered process.
A lot of the time, lines are used as a description of exclusively form and the things that can be conveyed that way, composition, expression, etc. Then, when we color, we begin to consider things like mood and lighting. I've been thinking a lot about how to describe light with line while working on the recent ink drawings, and so I had a particular "squee" moment when I noticed this lovely spot of consideration in Hughes' drawing-
Look at the color version at the shadow behind Selina- the shape of it, and compare it to the line version. Despite there being very little detai
Shekinah Valley Apassionata WINNERS-Judges Choice!Well trying to pick a judges choice reeeally sucks. And it's funny because the top top 3 of my favorites are all in the stunt category!! Go figure! Besides the obvious awesomeness of Pudingi's and abosz007 I think that Shotechi's work Circle of Fire is an amazing piece of artwork. To take on fire in color pencil takes guts and the lighting in this image is stunning, I love the "swoosh" of the lights and shadows. She didn't scrimp on details, even down to the textures in the dirt. So, though there were many amazing pieces in this contest, I have to say that my personal favorite is:Shekinah Valley Apassionata WINNERS-Judges Choice!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congrats! I will get you're ribbon done soon hun once I find some extra time. But I didn't want to leave everyone in suspense.
Thank you everyone for your patience in waiting for me to post the update. I've been doing two part time jobs lately and I come home tired and hardly have time to get on the
Apophysis F.A.Q.We noticed there was a constant income of recurring questions about Apophysis on the group's homepage, so I collected the most common ones and Xyrus-02 kindly answered them for us .Apophysis F.A.Q.5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Where do I get Apophysis? Is it expensive?
Apophysis is free, open-source software. That means, it does not cost you a cent. In addition, everyone is able to change the software using
the available source code. This is also why there are different
versions of Apophysis:
The "official" or "main" version of Apophysis. You can download it from Apophysis.org
Apophysis 2.08 3D
The original Apophysis 3D hack. You can download it from Sourceforge.net (where you can also get newer beta versions of Apophysis 2.x)
A popular version of Apophysis including all 3D features, better support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 and a
Andvakan Imports Available***ALL NEW IMPORTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: [Link]***Andvakan Imports Available3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Imports available for sale- Note Group
1. All entries must be NOTED to Andvakan before the end date of the auction
2. Entries must be uploaded to DeviantArt to count.
3. Stories are GOOD - Bids with stories will be considered over those with no story.
4. One Horse Per Entry – art intended to try for two horses in one picture will be rejected.
5. No linearts, tracing, photomanipulations or photo parts used in this competition. Referencing is perfectly fine as long as you credit your stock provider.
6. Backgrounds aren't required, but they are appreciated.
7. You will be contesting against your own gallery. Just keep in mind that some of your judging is based on effort
new contest!!!!!!!!!!!! heart of fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!hello friends and members! actually, i consider all of you members friends!new contest!!!!!!!!!!!! heart of fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it's time again! what time is that?
our theme this time around is
:iconplaywithfireplz::iconshinyheartplz:Heart of Fire:iconshinyheartplz::iconplaywithfireplz:
:icontinyeagerplz:give us your take on the theme. we don't want to see a lot of exact interpretations.
you're creative, make something out of the ordinary!:icontinyeagerplz:
we're doing things a bit differently with this contest which, hopefully,
will make ALL of our members feel that they have of winning, regardless
of what mediums they work with.
instead of having three winners, we will judge things within categories. we will choose one winner from each category.
the categories will be very similar to the folders in our gallery.
*this includes all traditional media *painting * drawing, *mixed media *collage *pastels
*animation and film *ph
7 reasons why i call USA The devil`s carnivalChildren of the tracks-7 reasons why i call USA The devil`s carnival2 years ago in Personal More Like This
a school bus broke down on trains tracks and all the kids fell asleep.The teacher aka a nun was trying to start the engine intill she saw a train comming.She didnt see it sooner because the light was off.The bus was riped in half and all the kids where killed. Weeks later the nun couldn't deal with the guilt so she parked her car on the spot where the crash happened and waited to die.When a train came she heard voices of children comming closer and closer intill something invisible pushed the car out of the train's way.The nun jumped out of the car and found children hand prints on the car bumper.
La Lorona and the bloody box-
awile ago a poor woman with 2 children fell in love with a rich man.He said he did'nt want to marry her because she had children so she stabed them both and threw them in the river.But when she showed up to her lover's house he was stunned by her blood covered gown and regected her.She ran to the river hoping to find her kids but didnt so
John Chrysostom and Preparing for PentecostStinging homily from the Golden-Mouth himself:John Chrysostom and Preparing for Pentecost3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Pray] [Floating] [Pray] [Floating] [Pray]
What now can be more awful than these things? For in truth the Church was a heaven then, the Spirit governing all things, and moving each one of the rulers and making him inspired. But now we retain only the symbols of those gifts. For now also we speak two or three, and in turn, and when one is silent, another begins. But these are only signs and memorials of those things. Wherefore when we begin to speak, the people respond, with your Spirit , indicating that of old they thus used to speak, not of their own wisdom, but moved by the Spirit. But not so now: (I speak of my own case so far.) But the present Church is like a woman who has fallen from her former prosperous days, and in many respects retains the symbols only of that ancient prosperity; displaying indeed the repositories and caskets of her golden o
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?4 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
Breed Me A FavorRemember the Round Table Of Breeders?Breed Me A Favor5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, GOOD. This is similar xD
This is for all participants of the Conference who have a much desired offspring on mind!
ONLY ONE! Foal is allowed to be bred by each stable,
and All Resulting foals will get a feature as being little "Dreams Come True"
This is your chance to reach many Obertaurer breeders and find the perfect match for your desire.
What you have to do to join
-there has to be an image that shows your stable's staff/boss at the conference
-Submit a new journal at your stable that shows:
ONLY these horsebreeds in your stable (adult references):
-Obertaurers, Admiralskaya, Haflingers, Mustangs, HaflingerMustang Crosses
-Warmblood OTX, Obertaurer Sporthorse, Old Type Obertaurer, Obertaurer Foundation crosses
->NO breeding under 5 years of age!
State how many breedingslots you are offering for the horse
(Mares MAX 2 breedingslots. Stallions may
Horsie Emotes and PLZsHorsie Emotes and PLZs4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to Use PLZs
PlZs are just like avatars, they are new dA accounts that are used simply for the icon space. To use one, hover over it and you'll get the name of the avie. For example when you hover over :iconfoalplz: you get foalplz. So then, you type colon, icon, name-of-avie, colon, which looks like this, :icon*insert name of avie here*:, which turns into :iconfoalplz:. This will work for all avies when you hover over them, and as said above, PLZs are just avies. Just don't ever forget the icon or the colons/::.
:iconzombiehorseplz: :iconzombiedeadhorseplz: :icondeadhorseplz: :iconbeatdeadhorse1plz::iconbeatdeadhorse2plz:
:iconbilltheponyplz: :iconyaypolandsponyplz: :iconbadhorseplz: :iconsorrelplz: :iconponyypl
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 Resources9 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
Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 2014Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 2014Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 20142 years 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!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the works featured and congratulate the artists!
176 by Arkadius13
suggested by Shadoweddancer
I find this deviation very eye- catching
Centaurea by F
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.3 years 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
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 Tagged4 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
Daily-Deviations Group Is Expanding ServicesWHAT DO WE DO?Daily-Deviations Group Is Expanding Services4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The short answer, we are a group that suggest art for the ever so wanted Daily Deviation Award and feature art of all kinds. How does it work? Well we're glad you asked! Well there's a few ways this process works out.
You can either submit a piece of your own work that you feel deserves a DD
You can suggest the work of another artist/writer which you deem DD worthy
The administration can suggest work they find DD worthy
Once a piece is submitted, our incredible staff will evaluate the work. Part of the evaluation includes, but is not limited to the following criteria:
Is it a finished piece?
How is the composition of the piece?
Is it original?
How does it compare to past DD awarded pieces in its genre (We base this on the DD-Catalogue found here DD-Catalogue or DD-Catalogue)
If the piece is accepted by an admin, at the least one admin will suggest the piece to a GM (well they will soon be changing th
feature! Tentacles!please enjoy our Tentacle feature....feature! Tentacles!2 years 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 hypnothalamus
Jellies2 by artsergeBlue Ringed Octopus the third by FamiliarOddlingsHand Puppets by McFlyky
::thumb435704853:Silent Urge by offermoord
leaf it like an octopus by GorgoneSquishy by razzigyrlCrescent Moon Squid by BlackMagdalena
share the love with these awesome artists!
and many thanks to the staff!
Per Yngve Ohlin Story Chapter 2Chapter 2 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vLDpNLTdBZoPer Yngve Ohlin Story Chapter 23 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 SHOW3 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
Saint Joseph ReflectionToday is the Feast Day of Saint Joseph. Saint Joseph was the foster-father of the Lord when He condescended and took on human flesh. Today, he is the Patron Saint of the Church Universal - but also of woodworkers, craftsmen, homes, and various other things up to and culminating in (hopefully) a perfect end, which these days is rendered "peaceful death."Saint Joseph Reflection2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My best friend, who has her finger on the pulse of Liturgical orthopraxis, has advised and adjured me to reflect on this Saint - who, in addition to being summarily important, is also (theoretically) the Patron Saint of my College... and therefore my education, my most important secular goal in life. I say theoretically because SJC does not celebrate his Feast Day, not "officially" anyway. Yet we do make a big ruckus and a hullaballoo over pagan holidays such as MLK day, Washington's birthday, et cetera... none of which having anything to do with the Faith.
I have no real devotions to Saint Joseph, outside of respecting his role as Patr
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali