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
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
EjaculationThat got your attentionEjaculation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now who dares click the link?
How to read the news.Any time I pass comment on world events, especially if that comment is negative toward the actions of a foreign country, I get the same replies: “Your media is lying to you”, “It’s all propaganda”, etc.How to read the news.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I promise the people that said all that: I’m just as paranoid and untrusting of the world as you guys, which is why I question everything before opening my mouth.
There is constant talk of conspiracy and media manipulation, and I believe that it does occur, but it is not as long lasting as it was prior to the dawn of the digital age. In the past, information could be controlled very easily, but now, with everyone who owns a phone being a potential source of news, the truth will surface much faster. Lies are now exposed within hours, not decades.
Within the comments of a recent deviation I made mention of how I assess information, but it probably go lost so I shall repeat it here: I don’t just look at one news source, I study three. The BBC, RT a
Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.The script for the comic this person is referring to was written months before the material they’re claiming I ripped off was posted here on DA. I have emails that confirm it.Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’m rather irked that anyone would think that, after all this time, I would actually plagiarise anything. Parody for the sake of comedy, sure, but not flat-out copy.
Let me tell you what I know: the creative process grants you access to infinite possibilities. As such, I have never, ever felt the need to copy someone’s work. If I am aware of something that exists, I veer away from it. Partly because it would just feel wrong to steal someone else’s ideas, but mostly because….it’s boring! I get a kick out of devising new things. It’s one of the most enjoyable and satisfying endeavours you can pursue.
Snow Day.Yaaaaay! Snow day! Snow day! I don't have to go to w.....Snow Day.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*works from home*
After a year. (changes)After a year of that journal I made already a year ago. a journal a decision that have marked my life in many ways.After a year. (changes)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this year that will end soon has been a one of the most wonderful experiences I have had, all those dreams and thoughts of being a real artist have been fulfilled after a year taking multiple classes meeting amazing artists, I could have never dream of metting, friends with the same passion and drive, motivation to keep me going for forever, I've found all of that, in one year adventure.
the previous year I said I wanted to be a concept artist and that was my goal, but I've found that I can't stop exploring and trying new things, which has changed they way I do my artwork and made me see that animation art is where I want to go, and where i'm going, amazing artist like Shyoon Kim, Tron Mai, Jay Oliva, Mark McDonnell, Andrew Cawrse and many more have influenced my life in a way I never though before it could happen.
SO, what happen at the end. I've found m
Stop Working for Free!the great silver got this message for you! this is very important. specially here in Da where all people wants you to work for free . with promises of profits in the future. what you say, Fuck them.!Stop Working for Free!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The man of small steps.Some people you just think of as being immortal.The man of small steps.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
RIP - Neil Armstrong
Neat little Windows 8/10 trickHi everyone,Neat little Windows 8/10 trick5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just thought I share a little trick I came across on Windows 8 and Windows 10 when it comes to the Start Screen/Menu. Many people are probably aware that you can apply custom tiles to the Start Screen via tools such as OblyTile or Pin More. However, the problem with this is that it leaves some inconsistency between the start screen icon and the desktop icon of the app. At the same time, modifying your system is something that some people don't want to do. So here's a simple trick for making metro/modern style tiles without any system modification or the need to install an app. Here's is the result of this:
How is this possible? All it takes is a white 48x48 ico with a color outlining it:
Windows will automatically take the outline color and apply it to the tile. The downside to this is that there is only a handful of colors you can choose from and for some it may be harder to apply than OblyTile.
If people are interested, I am thinking about making an icon set specifically
Some lesser known tips and shortcuts for photoshopCaps Lock switches your cursor to Plus sign for precision, while working with painting or editing tools. To draw a straight line, click where you want the line to start, then go to the point where you want the line to end, hold Shift and Click. Holding Ctrl will change you current tool to Move Tool, temporarily. Holding Spacebar will change you current tool to Hand Tool, temporarily. Holding Alt will change you current tool to Eyedropper Tool, temporarily if you are working with a painting tool. Ctrl + Alt + Click and drag the image, it will create a duplication of the current image image or selection and make an overlay on top. If you hold down Alt while using Burn or Dodge Tool, it switches the tool functions in between them. When you are done typing with anySome lesser known tips and shortcuts for photoshop4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Halloween 300 pts - Trick or Llama Treat!It's Halloween time!Halloween 300 pts - Trick or Llama Treat!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
And no tricks for me! But "Llama treat"? Why not!
I'll give away 10 points + 20 points (from I-is-smart ) to 10 lucky winners! (All those who +fav this journal will be considered as participants)
Thanks to I-is-smart for contributing 200 points to add to this giveaway!
Things that you need to do to participate are:
Step1: FAV this journal.
Step2: Give me a Llama (hope you know that it's FREE!) (My page: CypherVisor ) (Just leave a comment below if you have already given me one)
How will the winner(s) be chosen?
A random number generator will be used to choose 10 random winners and the first 10 deviants whose numbers shows up will be given 30 each.
Here's a quick sneak peek how the winners are chosen: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/100-Points-Giveaway-Winners-395164195
>> This giveaway will only be elig
Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.As an artist, you probably will be approached by various people over time. Some may be looking for commissions, others will most likely be looking for free art.Fuck you. Pay me. -- A masterpost for artists.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some handy resources concerning the "free art"-people. First of all, there's this handy flowchart called "Should I Work For Free?.
If they say they'll pay you with:
-Eventual cut of the profit when profits are made
-No pay, since artists "shouldn't be sell-outs, but draw for fun"
Then run for the hills and get away as fast as you can.
Because if it's for a game, a comic or another for-profit project, the most normal response should be "Fuck you. Pay me." (worded politer, though that goes without saying).
Spec-work? -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We don't have the budget for 20 sprite-sheets, but we'll sell this game and your name will be in the credits!" -- Fuck you. Pay me.
"We need 10 sprites / full paintings by tomorrow,
Color Theory resourcesHello all! I am very excited that the skin tutorial is finally going live. Hope you all find it useful. Thanks for being so patient.Color Theory resources5 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I mention, knowing your color theory and anatomy is vital to painting skin well. Someone has already asked for resources on color theory, so it seems logical to post this list in a journal so everyone see it:
Color theory tutorials on the web:
Phil Straub : Color Theory Simplified http://www.imaginefx.com/02287754332297800669/colour-theory-simplified.html
fredflickstone @ conceptart.org : Color Theory 1 & 2 http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=17837
Henning Ludvigsen : Color Theory http://www.henningludvigsen.com/index.php/main/tutorial_text/050_ifx_tutorial_colour
Socar Myles : A Practical Guide to Color http://tutorials.epilogue.net/principles/a-practical-guide-to-color-for-artists
Eugene Arenhaus : The Color Gray ht
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! - Day 2![Original Article Here]7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! - Day 2!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Congratulations to TimberClipse!
You're our second winner of our 7-day giveaway and you've won 500 points!
We had 141 comments in total. A website called random.org was used to determine our second winner. If any of you are interested in watching the draw, you can watch this video (you may want to watch in full-view):
Keep an eye out tomorrow, we'll be giving away something worth much more.
Border CSS TipsYou'll find many border css styles all around the web .. I am not adding anything new here .. just collecting some of my favourite border styles and tips together .. Also I want our students in eCSSercise to check on this blog .. hope u'll find them usefulBorder CSS Tips3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Wow .. thanx for the feedback .. with ur help I'll add more tips below .. keep an eye on them XD
What's a border?
Border is what surrounds your html/css object/item, let it be a text, an empty box, or an image .. etc
What makes up a border?
Border has four properties:
Color - Width - Style - Radius
Whether you choose for your border to be visible or not, bear in mind it's made up of four parts:
Top - Bottom - Right - Left
How to use that in CSS?
The border properties have different ways to write down their values, but I always use a fixed/limited way:
color: #------; --> border color
width: --px; --> border thickness
style: solid, dashed, dotted; --> border ap
111 points giveaway! The winner:Hello, sweeties (:111 points giveaway! The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 111 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ You can win 5000 points participating in my contest here. It's fun. Check it out below, please:
The winner is :iconcolorful--melody:
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!
Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!EDIT: This contest has now been closed for submissions! We will be announcing our winners shortly. Thanks to everybody for participating!Europeans turns 3 - premium membership giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On September 2, europeans is celebrating its third year as a group!
To celebrate this feat, we are going to give away three 3 month deviantART premium memberships, or the equivalent in points (636 ) among all of our members who add this blog to their favorites by September 2!
Here's how it works:You add the blog to your favorites.On September 2, we will insert all the names of deviants who favorited this blog into a randomizer and update this blog to state the giveaway is closed.Using the randomizer, we will pick three deviants. If one of the selected deviants is not a member of europeans, we will continue picking deviants using the randomizer until we have successfully selected three members of europeans.Our founder :devfvdslo
100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 points!I am looking to collect 63,600 points by 25 December 2012!100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 points!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I am raising 63,600 points to give 100 3-month premium memberships on Christmas Day of 2012, to give a little something back to deviants who give a lot to the community. I cannot do this alone.
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to winehaus's page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them!
How else can you help besides donating?
To further help the cause, please favourite this news article and feature it in your next journal, poll, and send it to your friends! It will really mean a lot to the future recipients and myself. It doesn't matter how many watchers you have, but I need your help for this to be known to everyone site-wide!
You can also show your support with this stamp!
May's Giveaway [closed]It's the beginning of the month, which means a new giveaway! This is one of my biggest yet so you don't want to miss it. All you need to do to enter is add this journal to your favourites!May's Giveaway [closed]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1st - One Year Premium Membership
2nd - Three Months Premium Membership
3rd - Three Months Premium Membership
If you are watching me, you are entered into a separate drawing for 1000 points!
Today's quick-draw prize is 100 points to the first 5 comments, and 20 points to the next 10 comments after that.
How to Enter:
Add this Journal to your Favourites!
More Ways to Win:
Leave a Comment!
The giveaway ends May 16th 2013
Thank you and remember to for more giveaways!
200 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]200 points giveaway! [CLOSED + WINNER]2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This giveaway is sponsored by AnyShapeNecklaces, custom pendants of any shape!
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I'm really happy for the ammount of entries and that you like the works!
I also make pendants and other stuff on commission!
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To participate you only need to follow this simple steps:
1 - Favourite this journal
and write in a comment here what item you like most from OUR SHOP
Optional: (more chances to win)
2 - Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Any-Shape-Necklaces/512223098815323 (comment in this journal with your Facebook name or write a private message to the Facebook Group with your dA name, it's only to know who Liked the page)
3 - Write a journal abo
You May Say I'm An Artist...You May Say I'm An Artist...3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I am haunted in this holiday season by the opening lines of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, his novel about a society 250 years ago coming apart in its seemingly irreconcilable divisions. Could it be these lines define where we have come to find ourselves today?
“It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times,
in the age of wisdom,
it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief,
it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light,
it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope,
it was th