END OF THE WORLD RaffleLAST CALL: THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN WHEN I GET HOME FROM WORK TONIGHT- APPROXIMATELY 8:00PM (20:00) CST (I'm extending it because I'm too lazy to make up the list right now, so why the hell not. We're not dead yet, right?)END OF THE WORLD Raffle2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET IN ANY PIMPAGE, FAVING, FRIENDING, COMMENTING, TRIVIA, OR FANARTS.
Who wants free arts?!
I'ma do an end of the world raffle this year (since I don't feel like being cheekily-politically-correct about the holidays).
The prize: One Art! Digital color, full background, up to 3 character/subject, no other restrictions. So, basically, all out, whatever you want. Samples? Of course. ->
Here's how you get entries:
+1 entry- Fav this journal
+1 entry- Friend me on the facebook (http://www.facebook.com/samus.fairchild)
+5 entries- Pimp this raffle (and link me to evidence of said pimpage)
+5 entries- Comment on this journal with an interesting bit of useless tr
Libertarian ParodoxAs libertarians attempt to persuade others of their position, they encounter an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the libertarian message is simple. It involves moral premises and intuitions that in principle are shared by virtually everyone, including children. Do not hurt anyone. Do not steal from anyone. Mind your own business.Libertarian Parodox2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A child will say, "I had it first." There is an intuitive sense according to which the first user of a previously unowned good holds moral priority over latecomers. This, too, is a central aspect of libertarian theory.
Following Locke, Murray Rothbard, and other libertarian philosophers sought to establish a morally and philosophically defensible account of how property comes to be owned. Locke held the goods of the earth to have been owned in common at the beginning, while Rothbard more plausibly held all goods to have been initially unowned, but this difference does not affect their analysis. Locke is looking to justify how someone may remove a good fro
Tip of the Day: BeliefTip of the Day: Faith brings motivation and persistence. The more you dare to believe in your potential the easier the journey becomes. Especially during the tough parts.Tip of the Day: Belief2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PS. Schoolism LIVE workshop in San Francisco on April 27-28 is going to rock --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
Tip of the DayTip of the Day: Life isn't about waiting for better days, it's about enjoying the days we have.Tip of the Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 03/12 TweetCutting Edge Prints, Week 03/123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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A few words on punk vs. steampunk.Never Mind The BollocksA few words on punk vs. steampunk.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or: How Spec-Lit Fucked Up A Perfectly Good Word.
Punk 'til you puke!
As a youth revolution punk was a solid fist full of fuck you! An angry, ugly, straight razor attack on the bloated excess of 1970's pop culture.
There was punk rock music from the likes of The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, and The Dead Kennedys.
There was punk cinema in films such as Repoman, Suburbia, and The Fabulous Stains.
There was punk lit, punk art, even a punk offshoot of gonzo journalism.
It was a way of life fueled by a belief that nothing is sacred, authority is never to be trusted, and most importantly, you can always Do It Yourself...better known as the DIY ethos.
In a word, punk is rebellion.
And I know a bit about words. Word have power. Word have strength. Words are the bits of
Any questions you would like me to answer?Just wanted to drop a note to thank everyone for their support. It means a lot! Should anyone have a question they would like me to answer go ahead...it would be a way for me to make up for my lack of feedback.Any questions you would like me to answer?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WIPs, page 40 and 41!Most people in my recent poll wanted to see the WIPs for the coming graphic novel page(s) so the waiting time isn’t too painful.WIPs, page 40 and 41!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This time I’m planning to make a double update, page 40 and 41 in a row, because it’s a long scene that’s a bit awkward to keep apart like that. Except I had to move the very last 5 panels of the scene, which would touch up its ending, to page 42 because I ran out of panel space here. Oh well, sacrifices.
By the way, the new characters which I mentioned earlier will show up around page 42 or later. This scene here mostly contains emotional Senanca-Sally moments.
AKA, Senanca being a manipulative shit and desperate Sally buying it.
No more spoilers from here on.
Sketches! And derpy sketches, lol.
Senanca what are you doing go back to your office right now!
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
DeviantART <font> Formatting Guide!IntroductionDeviantART <font> Formatting Guide!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Did YOU Know that you can use the < font > tag in various custom boxes AND journals?
Well, yes you can! No Premium Membership REQUIRED!
To prove my point, below!
When you're ready to move on, mouse over the "The Tag" section.
Did you enjoy the awesome presentation of the "Test." text above? Here's the source code to that:
<font face="Droid Sans" size="7">Test.</font><font face="Arial" size="3">Test.</font><font face="Tahoma" size="1">Test.</font><font face="Oswald, Droid Sans, Arial" size="5">Test.</font><font face="Brainly, Nunito, Testt, Times New Roman" size="4">Test.</font><font face="Helskini, Klavika, FF Meta, Segoe UI, Tahoma" size="7"><b>LOL!<b></font>
What goes into that is <font> tag is basically the "size" and "face" subtags! If you need more expiation or info, move on below!
deviantART support the so-called "font sizes" in any range from 1 to 7!
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A New Wind Lifts Storytelling
First imagined as a bedtime tale for his son by Kenneth Grahame in 1908, The Wind in the Willows has remained in the top twenty children’s stories ever since. But things have been getting weird out in the Willows, as the new comic on deviantART, Weirding Willows, will attest to.
Badger, Mole, Ratty and Mr. Toad are back… but they’re joined by Alice, Frankenstein’s Monster, Mowgli, The White Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they defend the world from the Wicked Witch of the West, Doctor Moreau, the Mad Hatter, Mister Hyde and the Queen of Hearts (not to mention the flying nightmare monkeys from Wizard of Oz.)
The new direction tak
Out of town (but drawing furry robots?)Yo everyone (again)Out of town (but drawing furry robots?)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Those of you in the stream last night may have caught wind, but I'm currently out of town for the weekend with the amazing Crayn. Bright side, I'm sketching out some Five Nights at Freddy's stuff. Done with a Foxy the fox, moving on to the others depending on how much free time I have.
I'll be returning Monday, so expect the most activity then!
When I get back, how about I scan these FNAF puppies in and try to digital over them, yeah? We'll have a reunion stream.
Just 10 more days leftJust 10 more days left1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Devious Journal EntrySomeone went to my Tumblr and asked me why I wasn't posting on DA! Makes me feel like people here actually care about me posting, and I am bad and forget to a lot. Also, I've been ridiculously busy and preoccupied. When I'm in NYC I tend to drop off the internet... There's so much to do there! But I'm in the process of planning out an adventure to California, which I'm pretty excited about. Specifically working towards traveling over New Years Eve, much like I'll be traveling through Christmas Eve night to Chicago. While part of me finds it sad, a bigger part of me is not only relieved but romanticizing being alone during these times. Generally, I like to be alone for long periods of time anyway, and I love the train... so long trips on the train are great for me. A great time for reflecting.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though I'm not trying to spend a couple days on a train to go to California... or am I? hmm
Also I'd like to thank whoever got me a year Premium membership some time ago... It was a very sweet ran
Cover art for The Dark Is Rising SequenceCover art for The Dark Is Rising Sequence2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I was contacted by Simon & Schuster to do new covers for their upcoming boxed set of The Dark Is Rising Sequence By Susan Cooper! I am incredibly honored to have worked on them, they are such wonderful books. The boxed set will be available 6/11/13.
New CorsetFirstly!New Corset3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to thank SO MUCH every person who donated! You're all amazing and I love you all. <3 XoXo
I have just ordered my new corset. ^_^ It'll be a while before it's finished and sent to me, but I can promise a tonne of new photos when that happens.
Given the overwhelming response to me willing to do commissions, I am planning on keeping the commissions open. My next goal is a little larger than the last one, I am aiming for a new camera. That may take a little while, but the camera I have is kind of falling apart. It throws hissy fits and decides to stop working frequently. I love modeling and photography, and I really want to keep doing it.
If anybody is interested in commissioning me, send a note!
During the donation period for my corset I was allowing people to donate however much they had to spare, and I gave them whatever I had to give. But I am planning now on setting much more firm rules. I don't know what they should be juuust yet though!
I also have to wai
how did I get into comics?i have got to be the worst person to ask "how did you get in the industry."how did I get into comics?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i got lucky.
i was tattooing and went to sdcc 06, showing up without a badge on the very last year they sold on site badges. had packets/samples of work, showed them around, met contacts (and blond) and got a test job based on my samples and contacts. passed the test job (failed one too...shhhh) and the rest really is history. in the first couple years i went to as many conventions as i could pay to go to, always paying. but i met everybody. thats important. and never stopped working.
that initial break is what most people are looking for, because when they ask me how i got in, they are looking for answers. and me saying i got lucky, it's always having to let somebody down.
sure i can tell you how most people get in, but you should ask them instead
Flash game developer admits ripping off artistsChristopher Gregorio, small-time Flash game developer, has revealed the secret to achieving a profitable working relationship with artists: Take advantage of them and rip them off. He openly admits to trawling deviantART in search of naive artists who are unaware of the value of their work.Flash game developer admits ripping off artists5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He's the producer of the following games which appear on a number of games sites:
Medieval Rampage 2
Between the Lines
Just in case he decides to pull the entry, here are relevant quotes:
How to find an artist:
I recommend looking through art sites such as Deviantart for an artist which suits your taste, or any other site that has a decent art community such as Newgrounds. . . . First of all, theyre cheaper. These guys arent used to making a lot of money for their work so they will be more
Paul Tobin, There and Back AgainPaul Tobin, There and Back Again7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Most denizens of the West think of New Zealand as a little known outpost of civilization somewhere beyond Australia at the ends of the Earth.
Could any land be any farther from the European motherland, birthplace of the Renaissance that is the Genesis-point of the visual arts narrative we continue expanding and evolving today? And yet this remote country of islands in the Pacific has suddenly become a cinematic storytelling powerhouse, a film-friendly factory for the creation of some of the most important touchstone mass entertainment experiences to influence our popular culture in recent years.
Superstar comic artists all gone?I read this cool article by Josh Flanagan over on Ifanboy asking if there are any superstar artists anymore. Read it here. http://ifanboy.com/articles/are-there-any-superstar-comic-artists-left/Superstar comic artists all gone?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know what I'm talking about most of the time. I can easily have my views changed since its all a bit trivial, but this is how I see it currently. Feel free to change my mind! Discuss!
Ive said this before but it seems like there are two main types of comic readers. There are character fans, and comic fans. Nothing is wrong with either! But character fans make up MOST of the comic reading, and they love their characters, so they are mainly a DC fan or Marvel fan, a certain character from their youth fan. Its what sells the most, its what most comic shops make most of their money from. It's all fine and good. But to them, I think mainly the characters (not the creators) are the real superstars for them. They'll buy the comic most of the time no matter W
Vigilante Oriented GroupsWhen the deviantART Groups system launched in beta nearly two years ago we fully expected it to become home to a large variety of Groups centered around every subject possible and that is exactly what has happened and we are really encouraged to see so many embracing the Groups concept and coming together around these common topics to share their thoughts and works.Vigilante Oriented Groups4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today we’d like to discuss a certain type of Group which often comes to our attention, and not always in a good way; the “vigilante” style Group.
For those who may not be familiar with these types of Groups, what we call a “vigilante” Group are those which are created and centered around gathering deviants together to encourage the reporting of rule breakers and members who may be in violation of one or more official policies.
While gathering together in order to promote following the rules is not a bad thing there are good and bad ways for these types of Groups to operate; We always appre
Remember RememberPeople across the pond often explain Britain's "Bonfire Night"/"Guy Fawkes Night" as the UK's version of their July 4th celebration.Remember Remember2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Penchant for detonating sparking, explody things aside, they're not at all similar.
One is about a nation celebrating its independence (or the defeat of alien invaders, depending how strong your grip is on reality) the other is basically a nation trolling terrorists, rubbing their faces in failure.
That the thwarting of the November 5th gunpowder plot is remembered is arguably one of the two reasons why the Brits are universally unafraid of terrorism (the second being that Fair Blighty has faced down the largest war machines the world has ever seen. A random yahoo that wants to blow himself up is an irritant by comparison). You leave the nations of the UK alone and they fight among themselves in a 600mile long drunken brawl. However, if an outside force so much as prods them with a stick in a manner that they find remotely unpleasant, they unify