No Other Words - Part ThirtyI don't want to imagine a world without friendship, support, respect and love!No Other Words - Part Thirty3 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:
Conceptual Photography Conceptual Photography Whats it all about?!Conceptual Photography3 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?2 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
Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 2014Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 2014Daily Fractal Feature for 24th February 20141 year 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
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.4 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
Lineart, Light, and Planning AheadJust a quickie today because I saw something that made me smile!Lineart, Light, and Planning Ahead3 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
Devious Journal EntryStock images i use and recomendDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconYBSilon-Stock:Mask by YBsilon-StockAltars + other roman items by YBsilon-Stock
:iconnight-fate-stock:Sand Ripples by night-fate-stock:thumb265592415:Amazing Sunrays by night-fate-stock:thumb271425744:
:icongd08:Bat skeleton png by gd08Lamp png by gd08Hydrometer png by gd08Helicopter png cut out by gd08
:iconmjranum-stock:The Flower Fairy by mjranum-stockDesert Dancer - S - 8 by mjranum-stockVeteran of the Psychic Wars 8 by mjranum-stockMay Queen - S - 1 by mjranum-stock
:iconnighthawk101stock:Shot window by nighthawk101stockShattered Glass by nighthawk101stock:thumb189657026:BULLET HOLE 1 by nighthawk101stock
:iconmysticmorning:SteamPunk Scooter png by mysticmorningDome Building2 Stock by mysticmorningTOWER STOCK PNG by mysticmorningBig Ben Clock png stock by mysticmorning
Creations I have made using many of the stock images above:
Honeyland by PSHoudini:thumb271085356:Death's day out with his son by PSHoudiniMoses the Reaper by PSHoudini
Profiles that FrostBo:
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 Tagged3 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
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!1 year 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!
new contest!!!!!!!!!!!! heart of fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!hello friends and members! actually, i consider all of you members friends!new contest!!!!!!!!!!!! heart of fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!6 months 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
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 Viola3 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.
February Contest Black and White ThemeFebruary Contest Theme AnnouncementFebruary Contest Black and White Theme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme for our February Contest will be "Black and White".
Entry must be black and white. This is NOT a monochrome contest!
All visual medias are allowed.
Entries must be new with an upload date of Feb. 1st or newer.
One entry per member.
Submission must be made to the contest gallery http://abstract-and-surreal.deviantart.com/gallery/29640387 between Feb. 1st - Feb. 29th 12am PST .
Members' Choice will receive 150 and have their deviation featured in our winners' showcase gallery.
Admins' Choice will receive 150 and have their deviation featured in our winners' showcase gallery.
The contest folder will open sometime on Wednesday the 1st. Keep and eye out for it.
Black and White Inspirations.........
Silent Hill: RevelationWow. And I thought the first Silent Hill film missed the point.Silent Hill: Revelation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was surprised that a sequel was made at all, given the rather poor narrative (and acting. That kid was almost as bad as the brat from Phantom Menace) of the first movie, but in comparison with Revelation, it was positively Shakespearian.
If there's a third film in the franchise, I'll be amazed (to a point. We have had, what is it, 5 Resident Evil films, now?)
How hard is it to wrap your head around the concept, Film-Makers? Silent Hill has no face, it has no agenda, it's just an evil f**king mirror that reflects your personal demons. It's the perfect vehicle to use different actors to tell different stories with each and every film. It's potentially the James Bond of horror set-ups. Play it right and you could get 50 films out of it, easy.
You devolve it into a generic, fun-fair, ghost-train and you're pissing away the concept with such force you blow a hole in the lavatory wall.
The Art of Capturing Souls:icontechgnotic:The Art of Capturing Souls4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The human face, usually that of one’s mother, is the first visual connection a new human being has with the world. That face is the world. Psychologists tell us that the greater percentage of what we communicate with each other in any conversation is transmitted and received through our reading of each other’s facial expressions during our chat – and more often than not, we trust the truth to be what we read in another’s face, this truth being as often as not contrary to the words being spoken.
Crazy Horse had no fear of leading his warriors against Custer’s guns at the Little Big Horn, but he wouldn’t let his picture be taken on his deathbed, lest his soul be captured in the photograph. For Crazy Horse it may indeed have been more than the mere chronicling of the death of a particular moment in time that was captured. Maybe it’s because of our unique evolutionary trajectory (w
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.2 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
Tutorial Hunt ContestMy dear members,Tutorial Hunt Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
hopefully you have started our new year 2014 just as I wished you would. Please let me summarize a few things that need your kind attention.
Number of rejected submissions is stagnating if not even straightforward rising. It steals our time to write each such submission a personal note to heed the group rules or directly reject it as we don't have time to remind the same artist several times over what we expect the artwork to contain. Also, if that's not clear enough, we do not like rejecting submissions, because then you're sad or confused or angry about it and that's naturally not our goal. Please, I implore you, read the group rules, and if you're not sure about something even then, write a short note to the group, you should have an answer in next 24h. It wouldn't be fair not to mention those many of you who always diligently state all information we require - thank you very much! Your group rules compliance is recognized and appreciated.
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
Nerding out to SargentI went to the De Young museum today with my mom having no idea what was actually in it and ended up spending a good hour in a room with a couple of Sargents. I don't know if this nerdery will interest anyone but me, but you guys seemed pretty excited about that Adam Hughes observation I made so here's another of my rambling thought processes!Nerding out to Sargent3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the paintings was this one- http://www.artrenewal.org/artwork/187/187/27161/a_dinner_table_at_night-large.jpg which I never really took the time to examine before. I admired the colors and general mood but, as always, seeing a painting in person is quite a different experience. His bright, not-quite-white highlights are slapped on chunkily and they come out quite far from the canvas. And they "pop" in a way no highlight has any right to- they're super juicy and effective.
When I got up really close, (this is a totally unjustified flight of fancy here guys) it looked as though he had waited for the
Composition - Learning and Breaking the Rulez! A Camera can only shoot what you put in front of it!!!Composition - Learning and Breaking the Rulez!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We all know that there are limitations on a camera compared to the fantastic power of the human brain and eye as image processors. Being out in the 'field' so to speak, with the camera, our senses are alive and we literally capture all aspects of the things that surround us in our memories.
However it takes effort and preparation to fully capture those senses in a photograph for other people to enjoy. Or just to mark an occasion simply for your own memories.
What You Need
A Camera first and foremost is the most important aspect of this process as well as the ability to see a prospective picture in your surroundings. Whether it's an SLR or not doesn't matter, however the next important thing is a Tripod. Tripods not only allow for definition and finery in a shot but they also make you stop, slow down, and take time to set up for an awesome photograph. If you've got a di
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
Notes from a Glen Keane lectureEnjoy! He was such a wonderful and lovely person to listen to and meet. I got to see him draw Tarzan, Ariel and Beast. I got to go to a company event, so he shook my hand signed my Tangled book and chatted about what I did for a living and stuff I been working on.Notes from a Glen Keane lecture3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- You want to connect, you want to put your own DNA into the picture and connect.
-Vulnerability. Telling someone who you are. Honestly revealing parts of yourself sincerely. The key to animation is sincerity. Step beyond your walls and share as an artist.
- Animation is the ultimate art form. No other art form will challenge you as much as animation can.
- You always want to be restless, I always had one foot out the door at Disney.
- it is important to not hold back and share all you have to your fellow artists. Got to keep giving it out and trust me it'll pour right back in.
- Drawing is about feeling.
- Conveying an emotion of peacefulness is just trying to capture someone living in that moment.
- Eyes are really key to e
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.2 years 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