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
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?2 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
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 Parodox1 year 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
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 Groups3 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
March Batch 2 FeaturesWell, I think one of the reasons why we keep on uploading our works is for others to see. So, let me, in my own way help in sharing your artworks! Some of these are from my friends here on DA and others are from my post in the Forum.March Batch 2 Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Emeli-Sande by DBolandArt Legend of Zelda by thecreativepen Smile by Lorien077 Hero : Justitia by ZhangJC Commision: Wisp-ers in the Night by sylor41 Thundercat (ipad sketch) by iliasPatlis Kadan Lightning Surge by Loviron Oshino Shinobu 2 by anonamos701 Hyuna by SirPomPom Poupée666 by fooxd :thumb359354543: One Piece - Nami + Zoro : escape to NOWHERE by PLlNs Angela and Daniel by JotVelZet Hero by ajoyant Aya by deseoutshy One Shot page 19 by Dark-Merchant Sus the dragon by mirmirs Thunder Portrait by LTLunchbox Music of the Night by TheWitheredRose Dryad Soraka- League of Legends by FunkyShaeri Digging seed by DB-Evolution The Candy Kingdom Lounge by JNIKEL Naivi The Sorceress by IAMO76 Skyfall by shokxone-studios Octosmashed by Shinigamiofthe7 Gilbert Nightray by collapsingdream Misery Business by adrienne-paynter Perdita _ Commission 1 by Libfly Adventure Time - Flame Princess by Sacari Mountains by finarflin RG Veda - Prince of Darkness II by fiathriel Before I Sleep by eonalpha Big Boss by Serpiente-Solida A Raven In Yggdrasil's Branches by TwaRavenMotifs ADOPT ME ! - 4$ Cute NEKO girl Adoptable ~: OPEN by Gaagaa14
A few words on punk vs. steampunk.Never Mind The BollocksA few words on punk vs. steampunk.2 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
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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
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/
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/
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?2 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 artists4 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
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 Remember1 year 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
Visual Art At Occupy LAI went to Occupy LA twice with my camera. Once today. The encampment is slated to come down this Sunday.Visual Art At Occupy LA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This photo was taken before they surrounded the fountain in the background with plywood to protect it. The plywood became an important canvass, but the peice on the left with crazed Uncle Sams disappeared.
Detail from the wall in the next picture, both on the plywood now protecting the fountain.
Seems to be president John F. Kennedy but I have no idea what that has to do with Occupy LA. He was, of course, part of the 1%.
Another side of the plywood wall. Rasta religious iconography has nothing to do with the Occupy movement that I can determine except that the smell of marijuana was pervasive on all of my
Tools of the TradeHey guys. I figured I'd go ahead and do a FAQ journal entry. Just a basic list of the tools I'm currently using for my marker work. I have a new tutorial for my markers that I'll post when I'm able to share the art I used for the progress shots. Feel free to fire away with any questions and hopefully, this can be a go to guide for basic info on my tools. I'm not going to talk about oil painting materials as I'm still figuring all that out and I doubt an answer I give today will hold up in the future.Tools of the Trade2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok Here goes...
Markers: Prismacolor Cool and French grey markers. I think "Copic" has become another word for "marker" these days, so it's assumed that I'm using Copics for all of my work, but I actually use Prismacolor for all of my figures and detail work and only use Copic markers for backgrounds. I use to use "Warm" greys but I like the sepia look of French more now. I also occasionally use Copic color markers when I'm doing a full color marker piece. Why do I like Prismacolor markers
ART CONTEST! 1 WEEK LEFT! over $400 in PrizesSUMMER FUN ART CONTEST!! ONLY 1 WEEKS LEFT! Make sure you get your entries in on time!ART CONTEST! 1 WEEK LEFT! over $400 in Prizes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right everyone. I'm doing a new MANAWORLD art contest.
And the theme this time around?
SUMMERTIME! Just think of all the summer time fun to be had:
Beaches, BBQ's, Pool Parties, Boating, Fishing, Dancing, Games, Swimsuits etc etc.
The Rules: Are fairly straight forward. Simply draw, ink, paint etc. Any of the characters from MANAWORLDCOMICS (just add a .com on there to find the page) involved in some summertime fun! (And yes you can have multiple characters in the same image if you want.)
NOTE: It can be R or even X-rated if you want to have some very naughty fun with Syx and/or the rest of them. BUT if it doesn't adhere to DA rules please post on Hentai Foundry or Email image to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now MANAWORLD is a Fantasy setting, but you can take some liberties.
Entries will be featured here on my DA page as well as in the MANAWORL
I'm back but for how long?Today for the first time in years Im but it came on a very sad day. I cant get all the info but sooner or later it will be known. Today my roomate for many years Keith Pepin (aka Keanu) has passway in our house and as this monent Im all alone with not living family or any friends and stuck in UT. This not the way I wanted to make a come back here cause there still may unpay art and other pain. Me a Keith both shear the food, bills and rent but without his help I may had to move to a group home or worst. But for now Ill see if I can fine a way to contact some of his furrie friends on the chat line tha keanu useand see if any can help as they my not know help.I'm back but for how long?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
One of my favorite things about StoryboardsIs coming up with your own method to drawing characters. It's like, making them your own and suddenly it feels like I'm doing boards of my own characters and having them play out in ways unique to me. I constantly struggle with this, ever since I got hired doing board revisions, but as time goes on and I've been watching other artists here in the studio do their thing, I've been inspired time and again to make the characters more and more my own. I may start posting some bot art, obviously nothing from the show because that's a no no, but basically just little doodles in the fashion I enjoy drawing them.One of my favorite things about Storyboards3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This pointlessly pointy post brought to you by cake frosting.
Re-Draw Contest on FGE ends today!Update 30th SeptemberRe-Draw Contest on FGE ends today!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
No entries can be submitted anymore, there will be a public poll later this day on FGE.com http://fighting-games-elite.com
I saw that many artists improved in a great way, the differences of some of the pieces are very big, nice to see that some of you used the chance to test their own skills with that draw this again meme
Last week, when FGE reached over 6000! Members i asked about a few contest ideas to celebrate it a bit
The Idea to re-draw a fighting game related deviation which is at least 12 Months old won, and today this art contest starts.
This contest is all about kicking your own arse and test yourself. Redrawing something you did over a year ago means you will see how much you improved or changed during the time. I recommend re-drawing old and detailed works from you. The harder the challenge, the bigger is the benefit for yourself (i think).
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
DeviantART <font> Formatting Guide!IntroductionDeviantART <font> Formatting Guide!3 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!
The Lonely Pathby techgnotic/of depthRADIUSThe 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
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on July 15th!Black Dynamite: The Animated Series on July 15th!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dave Elliott, An Authentic CitizenWatch depthRADIUSDave Elliott, An Authentic Citizen1 year 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