RIFT Create a Colossus Contest Semi-FinalistsIn the RIFT Create a Colossus Contest, we asked you to design the biggest and baddest boss you could imagine. We've seen some of the creepiest, strangest, and most horrific monsters imaginable, and we love them!RIFT Create a Colossus Contest Semi-Finalists3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The judges have narrowed down the entries to 25 semi-finalists. From these 25, the final three winners will be selected by Trion's creative team!
Once judging is completed and the final three winners are announced, all 25 semi-finalists will receive a copy of RIFT and a 3 month Premium Membership to deviantART. The three winners will be receiving cash, Wacom tablets, and other prizes.
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Halo 4 Launch Gameplay TrailerVideo embedded below.Halo 4 Launch Gameplay Trailer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
JANUARYWhat will, in January, bloom?JANUARY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What, in the winter, thrives and grows?
Mountains by GUILTY-SPARK343 Zima 12 by chatte-bleu Jewels in the sky by milenkadelic Winter Light by AnnMarieBone Red forest by HedgehogMolly Snow in Normandy soft pastel by PatrickHENRY winter in the woods by dusanvukovic Old mill in the snow by dusanvukovic Winter tranquility by milenkadelic Rest Calm by AnnaArmona
The loons cry out their tuneful woes,
and winds, they sweep around like brooms.
Winter Wonderland by Kasiarzynka Winter Barn by CarolynYM Winter Study by C-S-Marcy The winter dragon mirage by Mishelangello Winter's Song by AnnMarieBone Winter At Little Jasmund Bay On The Island Ruegen by BarbaraPommerenke Blue Winter by AnnMarieBone Winterscape by Melanie76 The Beginning Of Winter by Ludifico :thumb341297254: Alaska by joelabianca There's Something Else Beyond Nature... by Artzy-chick Snow Hunter by jamesgreen Winter spirit by solgas Pond In The Woods by artistwilder Birches in the Forest by aragonia Snowy Path by TreeCree Hazy Winter Sun by Flingling Wintertime by Wulff-Arts Aqua 210181 by pledent
The skies, sometimes, are filled with gloom,
while stalks lie withered in their rows.
Paisaje acuarela. by turkill Australian Winter Gums by artsaus Tres Or by DevianteFlap Winter scenery 5 by Majarov86 :thumb31464
IT'S OUT! Animator vs. Animation IV Kickstarter.CLICK HERE! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1650065662/animator-vs-animation-iv-animated-short-filmIT'S OUT! Animator vs. Animation IV Kickstarter.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now the only hurdle is being able to reach all the people that have seen Animator vs. Animation. I counted that my whole series has over 218 million views, but my social network is comparatively very small. So please share this link with your friends!
We have until August 11th at midnight! If I don't reach the goal then I won't get any funding, and Animator vs. Animation IV will NOT HAPPEN.
The Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.2Part 1, The Next Three Years Of My Life: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Road-To-Creating-Your-Own-IP-P-1-354518946#commentsThe Road To Creating Your Own IP - P.21 year ago in Personal More Like This
OBJECTIVE: SELL THIS DAMN BOOK, DANNY.
At first, Gabriel was nothing more than a character named ONE. He had no backstory, no face, nothing. I just wanted to create a character that was a badass, yet with a sense of humor.
I was inspired by such characters as Boba Fett, Wolverine, Deadpool and Clint Eastwood from The Man With No Name trilogy. I needed to create something that fit that build, however, I'll admit, it wasn't intended at first.
I uploaded him on December 8th, 2008, (which, you can find here: http://danluvisiart.deviantart.com/art/GABRIEL-107612010?q=gallery%3Adanluvisiart%2F7848546&qo=50) and he became one of the most popular characters of the series, if not, the most. Soon I started finding him on forums, websites, fashion blogs (what?), and more.
But what hit me so hard was that the majority of the comments rela
Soul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!So today I received a treat in my facebook inbox from old colleague and now-kickass GW artist, Kevin "Kingmong" Chin: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Art_and_Soul.htmlSoul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now, I'm still awaiting a response from the Black Librarians to see if I am allowed to post some higher-res versions of my 3 Soul Drinkers covers here on DA. Till then, this is all they have up on their blog and all I have to show for, for now! For you Soul Drinkers fans out there, I was told not to reference any notable characters of the SD lore and come up with my own designs.
The general brief for the 3 covers was to have a tactical space marine, a captain, and lastly a dreadnought (being awoken). I thought it would be a neat idea to compose all the covers from a similar worms eye angle, not just for theatrics but rather to literally show the life cycle of a Space Marine as he fights and rises through the ranks, leading his brethren and eventually being entombed within a dreadnought to continue his tireless fig
monday features XLVI."I care. I care a lot. It's kinda my thing"monday features XLVI.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Red Crush by bittersweetvenom 237555 by ephemeral-artifacts Sunset Paper Mill by wchild
La jeune fille aux loups I by Arkus83 *** by konstantingl Goodbyes by CherishKay eyes by aussiefoto
Drifting Time by Bazz-photography boots by michellis13 Autumn song by Lumpy2 Satisfy my mind by vbagiatis
Coming Into Existence by Thinking-Silence last of the english roses by irremedios across the leaf by schilles-photography 014 by s-x-f
Morning eptiness by AndyJaklova
Wave by EverFawkes untitled 7 by vika-mark
NatuRE.DUCTION by Isalovesphotography
Polaroid Mountain by KTP-B
Compass. by mixdown&
Five Kick-Ass Panels from deviantART!We are happy to announce a solid list of art-related panels hosted by deviants as well as deviantART administrators during Comic-Con International: San Diego. Comic-Con attendees, mark your schedules for these awesome events!Five Kick-Ass Panels from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Comic-Con How-To: How to Better Understand the Sociology Behind Cosplay
Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Room 2 Upper Level
Cosplay is a loved hobby by many, but what is it about cosplay that attracts us? What is cosplay culture like? What is the proper etiquette as it relates to photographing cosplayers and socializing with convention attendees? Have all your questions about cosplay answered by veteran costume designer and cosplayer Yaya Han (yayacosplay).
For the past 11 years, yayacosplay has been creating full costumes and fashion pieces in the United States, and what began as a passionate hobby has evolved into a loving craft and career. Check out her work and make room for this informative panel!
Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of LifeI used to spend all my free time on games. Arcade games, card games, home entertainment systems... etc. Until I found the best game of all - LIFE. Not the board game but the real thing.Tip of the Day: Playing the Game of Life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You only get one life and there are many levels that you can pass. Try to think of life as a game. Always trying to get to that "next level." Identify what you could achieve to get to the "next level" in your life and put your energy into it!
sending positive vibes to you all!
News for Steven Spielberg and HaloThis week two of the biggest names in Hollywood predicted that the film industry was going to “implode.” Shockwaves were felt throughout Hollywood and the rest of the world. The two names were Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, both of whom specialise in big box office blockbuster films. But before the horrific prediction of two of Hollywoods wunderkind’s Microsoft announced that Spielberg was going to be connected with the Xbox game Halo and putting it on television as a live-action series.News for Steven Spielberg and Halo1 year ago in Personal More Like This
On the surface both Lucas and Spielberg are saying that Hollywood as the film dream factory is living on borrowed time, but Spielberg seems to be saying that there is still money to be made from television. Albiet television that will be aired on the new Xbox Live network.
It all makes perfect sense to 343 Industries, Bonnie Ross said when she announced the new program as part of the new Xbox One reveal. Ross said, “Halo has always been more than a game. The Halo universe is
BIOMASS 117: DELAYSDeLays, wE WeRe DeLaYeD.BIOMASS 117: DELAYS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It Is MoSt StAnGe. OuR AvAtArS CoUlD noT fOcUs On CaPtAiN. ThEy CoUlD NoT CatCh It.
...It Has WaNdeReD OfF InTo ThE DeAD CiTy.
ThIs TrIaL Is A MoCkeRy WhEn ThE AcCcusEd CaN JuSt WaLK OfF.
ZeE CaPtAiN MuSt HaVe A WeAkNeSs, SoMeWheRe In ThE MeMoRy oF tHeSe ProPerTieS.
It WaS DiFfiCulT To TrAcK dOwN AlL InStaNcEs Of CaPtAin.
SoMeThiNg WaS InTeRfERiNg WiTh ThE ScAn.
SoMeThiNg ThaT DiD NoT BeLoNg iN ThE PaSt.
SoMeThiNg ThAt KePt MeDdLiNg WiTh EvErYtHiNg.
A WeApOn oF PoWer GrEaTeR ThaN tHe FuRnAcE Of ThE StArS.
An EmISsArY oF DeAtH, HiDdEn iN PlaIn SiGht.
BuT WhY? WhY DoEs DeAtH ItSeLf PrOtEcT tHe AcCuSeD?
We ToOk ToO LoNg. We AsSuMeD tHiS WoRlD wAs InAcTivE.
It WaS NoT.
The BiOmASs oF ThoUSaNdS CaNnoT NoT CoMpeTe WiTh A pLaNeTaRy DeFeNcE NeTwOrK iN PoSeSsiOn Of OrBiTaL IoN CaNnOns...
ThE UnIoN MuSt KnOw.
ThEy WiLl NoT Be PleAseD wItH OuR fAiLuRe.
Engie: awakeI felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.Engie: awake2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.
Crunching noise of the ground.
For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.
Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.
Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.
Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.
Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive.
...Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.
Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?
Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.
Could it be? The note?!
Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?
If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
January 2014 Photojournalism DD RoundupJanuary 2014 Photojournalism DD Roundup6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Mad Max by Vlad-Off-kru
Meryem by MustafaDedeogLu
Chinese Acrobatics V by davidsant
warrior is a child by hersley
midwife from desa Jake, Kuansi by kresnobagus
If you've been featured here and received some hell from the trolls and would like them
hit over the head with a figurative hockey stickaddressed. Note 1pen or Moonbeam13
DD Suggestions Guidelines
* Send me the link or the thumbco
and this is how you make a brush XDokay, so next week i will have actual video tuts of my own with audio showing some brush tips, but till then...and this is how you make a brush XD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY WIFE HAS HAD TUTORIALS ON THAT FOR OVER A YEAR AGOOOOOO!!!!
but googling how to make brushes in photoshop is soo tiresome ...
so, here is where you find her video containing that stuff
and here is a folder full of here tuts on brushes and other stuff
look through all of it if you want to learn some neat stuff.
then after actually trying some of it out, you will understand better how i do my stuff.
and then next week you will hear my charming lovely voice ranting about photoshoppin XD
should be fun, and seriously, my voice is ooh so sexy XDXDXDXDXD... with a slight hard r russianish accent XD
you know hov ve keep varm in croatia.... ve play...hm... diablo XD
Win 1000 points! (Raffle)Sorry for being a little late on this.Win 1000 points! (Raffle)5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
RANDOM.ORG WAS USED FOR ALL OF THESE NAMES (Sorry I didn't take screenshots. It didn't occur to me at the time.
Art-Zone will also be hosting a contest for a new icon for premium membership/ or points (to be decided in a poll) . STAY TUNED!
Hello guys! We decided it would be a good opportunity to give back to the people of Art-Zone .
It is quite an achievement that our group has gotten this far and it is a beauty to see it continue it's growth at such a fast pace.
Without you guys and our wonderful staff members, we wouldn't be this far! (You can become a part of our staff team too by filling out an application!)
Today, this group plans to giveaway 1000 points!
New Feature For January 2014New Feature For January 20147 months ago in Personal More Like This
This group focuses on encouraging artists.
I am very disappointed and apologise for not submitting the feature I had planned for Christmas and also for being unable to reply to the majority of my messages but as I was admitted to the hospital emergency ward five times since the 26th of November 2013, this was out of my control. The nurses were very understanding and allowed me to do submissions twice in the ER and using a laptop in the hospital ward although the WiFi was unbearably slow most of the time.
Another feature of amazing artworks from our very talented member, which I hope everyone will enjoy and be inspired by. Our membership is now 3,338 and our galleries as I always write, contain even more amazing and inspirational art, which is well worth viewing.
The primary focus of this group continues to be digital paintings and digital drawing, which should be submitted to the submitted to the 'Featured 5' folder. This group al
Choosing a Literary Format and LengthLit Basics WeekChoosing a Literary Format and Length1 week ago in Literature Features More Like This
(ShadowedAcolyte deserves equal praise/blame for this one. Hello, ShadowedAcolyte.)
It's Lit Basics Week, for all types of literature, and we haven't discussed the most basic thing of all: deciding what your work should be. Prose, poetry, scripts all have some fundamental things in common. Since they all use words, they can convey the same information, such as the sadness of losing a loved one or the details of attending a classical concert. Of course, written scripts are a lot more dialogue heavy, and prose is more forgiving than poetry on some counts, but the essentials are the same.
So if content doesn't matter, how do you decide?
Format (e.g. prose, poetry, scripts)
What skills do you want to build? Are you trying to challenge yourself with the exactitude that poetry demands (yes even experimental), do you want to play with the media crossing opportunities a script offers, or take advantage of how flexible prose is to delve into your narr
Goodbye! / Parting GiftAfter a not-so brief and unexpected hiatus from deviantArt, I took the time to think about things, and I've decided that the best thing to do is to move on - that's to say I will no longer be active on deviantArt. I've relocated my portfolio elsewhere, and have been taking an amazing amount of commissions from many generous people since I've last checked in here.Goodbye! / Parting Gift5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to thank all of you who've been following me for some time now, and have shown interest in my ongoing little project, "Tempesion." It was very fun to experiment with different ideas and art styles, stories, etc, but it's time to move on from that too.
As a thank you to everyone who's supported me thus far, I'd like to present a little project to you called "Ossuary." It's a new universe I have been sort of playing around with, and I decided to make it a sort of Creative Commons project. This excerpt below should shed a little more light on it:
"I thought the best thing to do with all of it was make it all sort of a
History Between H3 & H4Here's some Halo history for ya.History Between H3 & H42 years ago in Personal More Like This
December 11, 2552
Master Chief and Cortana in the aft section of Forward Unto Dawn are jettisoned on a random trajectory into slipspace. The ship exits slipspace at an unknown location near a nebula star cluster and begins drifting towards Requiem as the MC enters cryo.
December 23, 2552
The front side of the Forward Unto Dawn exits slipspace above the Excession at Voi (the Portal), at Earth and crash lands into the Indian Ocean. The Arbiter is soon recovered by an engineering crew overwatched by a UNSC Rescue Team and a Pelican.
December 31, 2552
Codename: SURGEON filed a report to Codename: USUAL SUSPECTS entitled "Historical/Psychological Analysis of Cole, Preston J." The report was filed from UNSC Point of No Return in synchronous orbit on the far side of Luna. They believe Preston Cole to still be alive, somewhere.
Dr. Ruth Charet gives her inaugural address as the new President of the United Earth Government.
January 26, 2553
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
Fanart is not illegal...and SOPA did not propose to make it illegal.Fanart is not illegal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This was a wide-spread concern among my watchers and those I watch, so I'd like it to be known that YOUR FANART IS LEGAL AND SAFE, EVEN IF SOPA HAD PASSED.
While admittedly, fanart can be a confusing copyright quandary, it is as yet legal and allowed. If it was outright illegal, deviantArt would not have a category for it. It becomes illegal only if the fanartist makes a profit from it.*
SOPA did not propose to make anything illegal that was not illegal already --
SO PLEASE, FANARTISTS, CONTINUE TO DO WHAT YOU DO!
*(and even THAT is a bit fuzzy, since some companies openly allow fanart of their properties to be sold).
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a