Excuse me, I thought this was a Community This is not in response to any one person or recent event. It is something I have been meaning to express my thoughts on for some time. However, I have lightly touched on it before.Excuse me, I thought this was a Community4 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first 'surprise' is the word I would have used but I think now its more of a fascination and curiosity when deviantART puts out new features such as llama badges, cake badges, Groups, points, and so forth. There is always something of a this-is-destroying-dA (or the like) response.
I am aware that change will most always be met with some level of hostility. To some it appears that these features make the art mean less. I can't see that. The ART in deviantART comes second but is in caps - ART will for always be the core root of this site. Is ART all that defines an Artist? No, we are all deviant too.
It is the beautifully elegant combination of
that forms this sense of Community we have here
A Small Tribute to the MaraudersThey first beganA Small Tribute to the Marauders3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Walking halls of hallowed stone
Four ruined lives
Thought they'd never be alone.
So proud to be
Ran away to roam
Cursing Pure-Blood names
The shadow of the friends he had.
And kindness plied
Ravaged by the beast inside.
They four joined up
Their skills combined
Creating maps to leave behind
To those whose daring was the best
'Til their mischief too was laid to rest.
Wandless lay the first one
His child, the only one to live.
Ties of blood and malice
Killed the second who had naught to give.
The third held on to serve the dark
Convinced he'd cheated death
Yet hands of silver poison
Squeezed out his final breath.
The fourth was left alone to fight
The battle in the endless night
To protect his child,
And as the wand of death ignited,
The four Marauders
#fella Exhibition #03: The ShadowThe third of our summer exhibitions is curated by DianaGrigore.#fella Exhibition #03: The Shadow3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"The shadow is, from the beginnings, a fact with negative effects. In symbolism, we associate it with sinister, dark and indeterminate facts. But that doesn't mean that a shadow must necessarily have negative effects on the consciousness of people. A shadow’s study is only justified in relation to light, so although these two are complete opposites, they are strongly related to one another".
Shadow V by Hengki24 The Lower World by endegor
Nosferatu by lostknightkg Shadow Walking by ouzo-portokali .:shadow play:. by neslihans
What is art?So it seems that every day around deviantART I see people saying "this isn't art". And I see a variety of reasons for this. So I thought I'd share with you some thoughts I've been having on the matter.What is art?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Blur is something that artists have used for as long as art has existed, they use it to depict all manner of things, some times it's given a different name, but it is used. Take a look at the works of the impressionists, or how about all those trendy shots of cities at night, with all the lines from the cars. That's blur and that is an integral part of art for so many people. It's not something you can discount just because you don't like it's use.
She/He is naked
Controversial to a lot of people, for some reason society and religion have dictated to use that the human form is a disgusting, unclean and unsavory thing. Something that must be covered up at all times. I ask you, how did you come in to this world?
Blue-Jay"I don't think I can do it anymore."Blue-Jay4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The girl says this. She is sitting on an old wooden bench under an even older apple blossom tree. Sunlight falls in stencils of gold across her face and arms.
"I know it's hard."
This is said by the boy. He is sitting beside her, his blue eyes glinting in the dappled light. "It's hard but you have to."
The girl stares down at her hands. "I'm sick of the apologies."
"What do you mean?"
"The others. They apologize to me. Even my teachers do it! Why are they apologizing? Do they think it will make me feel better? Does it make them feel self-riotous and noble to remind me every day?"
The boy sighs. "They mean well, Elsa. What would you say if you were them?"
"I don't know anymore! All I know is that I don't want to go back to school tomorrow. I can't."
He rests a hand on her knee. "Don't tal
January 9, 2012My eye it falls upon the dateJanuary 9, 20123 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The ninth of Janus' month is here!
I should not balk, nor hesitate
Though the penalties could prove severe.
For sparklies and bright glitter here
May lift some hearts, and smiles induce;
A happy cake, or champagne bright and clear
From him a sneer and sharp rebuke produce.
But still, though my offerings will spark abuse
I square my shoulders and frost the chocolate cake.
This day is in honor of my billowing recluse
And all his vituperative rantings I can take.
For deep inside I know the man is not a stone;
His heart is touched and so his cover blown.
Senior Showcase 3Senior ShowcaseSenior Showcase 31 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This new article series features the work of senior members that can be found in our galleries.
Check out all these brilliant pieces from your friendly neighbors with canes.
Each week, a different gallery folder will be featured!
And note to seniors, please keep submitting your work! We wouldn't want to run out of things to feature, would we?
Designs and Interfaces needs submissions, there are currently none in there.
We had a gallery migration and not all deviations got moved, so please resubmit there!
I will feature it next time around.