The Timeless Code of the Eternal OutsiderWhy Drive will be the movie that is remembered in years to come. Film Noir is a genre of “life in the shadows” movies that became popular in America during the uncertain times of World War II. Westerns have remained a shorthand for the American psyche with their sullen outsiders with a personal code of honor bucking the system. Samurai films mirror the lone avenger protagonist, but set against a longing for a lost society of incorruptible values. Now and again a notable contemporary noir or western or samurai film emerges with little fanfare amidst all the commercial cacophony of the louder, bolder, more spectacular action films that rule today’s box office. One such gem of film blending all three genres flashed out of the shadows briefly in 2011. It’s called “Drive” and I think it is the greatest artistic achievement of the past year.The Timeless Code of the Eternal Outsider3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Birthday Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling!Happy Birthday Harry and... make a wish!Happy Birthday Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Harry Potter, are celebrating a birthday today. The Boy Who Lived is celebrating 32 years!
JK Rowling, the very reason for being here today, who was born in 1965, is celebrating 47 years of age, we can not express in words how we feel grateful to J. K. Rowling for her boundless creativity and not giving up publishing his book or the first nor the second obstacle encountered in its path. Happy birthday Jo and thank you, for everything!
Set in a word Harry Potter!Comment!Set in a word Harry Potter!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My definition: MAGIC!
DBM 2013 podcast with Salagir, English transcript.On the 30th of November 2013, the website Fanmanga-DBZ.com did a podcast with Salagir, the creator of Dragon Ball Multiverse, as a special guest. I was lucky to attend!DBM 2013 podcast with Salagir, English transcript.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
As the podcast is long (1H30) and totally in French, I decided to make a sort of transcript in English !
Host was goten-kun, creator of Ankoku Dragon Ball.
Other guests where Piccolo76 (no deviantart sadly) and myself as French translator of DB New Age ^^.
This was the first public intervention of Salagir in about a year (the last podcast he did was in 2012 before the departure of GogetaJr if I’m not mistaken).
!! I'm expecting you to have read all current 800 pages of DBM, as this transcript contains spoilers if you haven't, be warned !!
Here are the highlights of what was sa
Heroes and Xenoverse V-Jump news (XENO UPDT)This month's issue of V-Jump has Heroes' JM5 info, as well as some tidbits on Xenoverse too. I'll get to that in due time though.Heroes and Xenoverse V-Jump news (XENO UPDT)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
JM5's card set focuses on the 7-Star Dragon from GT and Babidi enslaving most of the movie villains as Hakaio (Kings of Destruction). Nothing about the SEC(s) yet, but new characters so far include:
--Qi Xing long (Pan Absorbed)
--Hakaio Garlic Jr. (Super form)
--Hakaio Jinzoningen 13 (Super form)
--Hakaio Hatchihyack (Super form)
--Vegeta (Maoji SS3)
--There is also something to do with Arale & Gatchan as item parts(?)
--Hakaio Bebi Janenba and maybe Hakaio Hildegarn appear on a mission box (don't know if Hildy has the M on him somewhere?)
--Most likely going to end up with base form Bojack too, based on his enslaved model.
And for Xenoverse, we have the reveal of the face of the mysterious character in Trunks' outfit (with a scouter and a cape). Surprise, he's just a red ha
Filmmaking: 10 good advices for beginners!10- Watch many films in the genre you like best, so you can get inspired and get ideasFilmmaking: 10 good advices for beginners!6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We've said it many times. Copying, not literally, but reproducing a certain idea our own way, is part of the process of growing as an artist. For example Lynch has copied Buñuel in many of his concepts....and it's perfectly acceptable! (It's also considered good etiquette to name your sources of inspiration...)
9- Sketch your ideas and create a storyline.
It's very useful, even if your film is non-linear and abstract. That way you can organise yourself better too.
8- If you're shooting digitally, do as many takes as possible.
Do different angles and settings. You might surprise yourself choosing the take you never thought of. Experiment also with different backgrounds, and if you're working with cast,you might want to make them repeat a scene until they perform it the way you had it in mind for it to be.
7- Learn well your edition programs so you can take the best from th
COMMISSIONS OPEN! Check out the new prices!Yep guys, as I finish my old ones, I'm finally re-opening commissions!COMMISSIONS OPEN! Check out the new prices!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are some changes in the price list regarding commissions types, so please check everything out!! x3 There are also some special offers at the bottom! XD
When available, examples of the commission type are linked near description.
As always, I'm open for anything, from already existing characters (also from movies and tv show, like Star Wars, Supernatural, Avengers and so on) to OCs.
I WON'T DRAW: excessive slash and stuff and people too much naked...ya know what I mean..xD and also, excessive gore... blood is perfectly fine, but I'm not a fan of splatter and that kind of stuff xD
ANYWAY! For any questions, please feel free to note me and we can arrange it up! ;D
To order a commission just send me a note named "Commission". Please wait for my response, I will tell you if I accept the commission. Then you can proceed with the payment at the Paypal address I will send to you; when I see the payment's done, I w
Custom Breaking Bad FiguresCustom Breaking Bad Figures2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I sculpted up a few portraits of Bryan Cranston as Walter White from my favorite show "Breaking Bad". I was finally able to put the finishing touches on 3 custom figures of Walt, all of which were given to the creators of the show this past week.
It's been a helluva lot of fun, and a tremendous thrill to get to meet the artists behind this terrific show that has been so inspiring to me. Kinder people you will not meet!
So here's a look at the finished custom figures. These were pieced together from various sources, using Hot Toys bodies, and clothes I found on ebay and then altered. The heads were all painted by some talented friends of mine, and they really brought Walt to life. It's been a lot of work to try and piece these together in my free time, but I really enjoyed doing it.
ps- A random winner was chosen from my last giveaway. I'll do another giveaway in the coming months, I'm sure. thanks!
Random DB thoughtsI had posted this on my tumblr but Dan suggested this would be a good post for my journal here too.Random DB thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As we watch Dragonball (we're near the end! Goku vs. Piccolo) Dan and I often get into these nerd discussions and develop head canons or what we'd like to see done.
This was spurred on after trying and failing on a small post I wrote about Bardock, but I felt it had failed (I get worried my thoughts might offend I'm sorry and that what I'm trying to explain isn't written out correctly). I never got to meet a lot of DB fans while growing up on the show. The occasional ones were sadly the type of guys who were like "oh u cant like dbz its for guys" at school or online >:C
Out of curiosity, to anyone who would like to share, what are some of your personal head canons about anything in this universe? (Dragonball or DBZ) What caused it to be and what are some things you wished Akira Toriyama did or did not do?
And just for kicks, how were you introduced to it?
As for my experience, I was 1
DB Redux divine hierarchyOkay, so I typed this up as a response to a comment earlier,...and then I figured that I rather not forget where it was made and have it be lost to the that dreaded enemy known as time. So, here is a brief record of the gods within the Redux project. I think these are all the godly gods, at least so far. This doesn't include godly forms (Super Saiyan God), false gods (Llod) or people that are just revered as gods to others (Freeza, but I also don't know what the Dragon Ball franchise will throw at me next. We may encounter more gods if future content delves into the other 11 universes brought to us with Battle of Gods.DB Redux divine hierarchy5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just to note, only Enma and Birus have a proper name so far. I haven't decided on a theme for any of the others. Also, Enma may later get a proper title other than "Great King" if I can find something that I like and fits with the quasi-naming scheme going on here.
Questions or comments after reading? You know where they go.
The Pink Panda Roars Again!Heeyyyyy everybodyyyyyy! Sorry I haven't posted a new story or journal lately, (Don't worry by the way because some new ones WILL be on the way mega soon! ) It's just I've kinda been wayyyyy hella busy on a certain comic that a lot of you guys have been asking about lately. Which brings me to the point. For those of you that haven't already heard the news, the latest issue of my friend Bowen and I's comic The Pink Panda has just hit the webstands here on DA and I soooo just wanna invite each and everyone of you awetastic smoos following me to go over to the official Pink Panda site at pinkpandacomics.deviantart.com/ and check it out ASAP! That's right people, it took us about a year to finally fin this bad boy but I can honestly say that once you read it, hopefully you'll all agree that it was completely worth the wait! I know that WE'RE def MEGA proud of what all our hard wThe Pink Panda Roars Again!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
Little Score BlowoutBefore you won't hear anything from me for about a year I thought it was a good idea to release some scores I've never made public before.Little Score Blowout5 years ago in Personal More Like This
This cue was written for a VG at the beginning of 2009 and ultimately declined.
This cue was written for a Music Library at the beginning of 2009 and declined. This track was based on Alpha Animal, mainly due to a short deadline.
I'll also attach the download list to this journal again. Just wanted to say I'm sorry for not getting back to my recent messages. I'm extremely busy at the moment and have various accounts where people send me dozens of mails and messages everyday. Right now I'm unable to take care about that though, I appologize. The reasons will be given within my next journal, like I already said, I'm involved into something pre
Face Your Monster Contest! TweetFace Your Monster Contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Monster Mask by $kozispoon
Artwork by $dxd
Monster Mask by $damphyr
Halloween is just around the corner and many deviants are already preparing costumes, pumpkins, and decorations. But our favorite spooktacular holiday just wouldn't be complete without gruesome ghouls and dastardly demons. Are you ready to Face Your Monster?!
Inspired by `manic-cure's recent community project, we're challenging you to make your face into a monster.
Read Official Rules »
Using traditional art materials, turn your face into a monster. Take a
picture of your face and upload to the contest gallery.
Take a photograph of your fac
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Kawaii text faces(▰˘◡˘▰)Kawaii text faces3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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TO MEGAN WITH LOVE Hey guys! This Sunday will herald upon us a very special birthday for a very special good friend and very talented Canadian voice actress..... of course I'm referring to MEGAN FAHLENBOCK!TO MEGAN WITH LOVE 1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Born on June 30, 1971, Megan Smith Fahlenbock is most well-known for her voice work on animated TV shows. Particularly for yours truly on 6TEEN, as well as my friend Gwen on the TOTAL DRAMA Series. But she's also voice-acted as: a bar girl on SONS OF BUTCHER, Muffy Pepperidge on TOTALLY SPIES!, Deets on GET ED, Fin McCloud's sister Sam on STōKED, Jenny on BAKUGAN Battle Brawlers, Melodia on YIN-YANG-YO!, Mei Mei on UPIN
The Effectiveness of SimplicityI like to draw and look at rather complex works of illustration. Perpectiveful pinnacles of technical achievement, etc. However, I watch a good number of artists who use simplicity to great effect. Whether it be representing more complex objects and figures as simpler forms, or just a philosophy of "less is more," I can easily be just as impressed (if not more so) with the understanding and implementation of simplicity as I get with more complex works.The Effectiveness of Simplicity10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a short feature of some examples of works I've seen recently that got me good. Enjoy!
This work by radsechrist looks complex (such as the third image which I'll be talking about a bit here,) and to an extent it is -- however upon closer inspection, the actual details and construction is quite simplified, even crude. And it's fantastic. The artist shows such a vast understanding of how and where to place detail that matters,
9-11: A Tribute9-11: A Tribute10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
that day of september
we all regret.
9-11 is the day of sorrow and grief, of pain and loss. 9-11 changed the world. The younger ones may not know, those who where there, those who saw it on television were horrified, except the few who did it. 9-11 is the day the World Trade Center, better known as the Twin Towers, ceased to exist; Ground Zero was born. The War on Terror started on this day, and more than a decade later it's still going strong, even though the man behind all this was killed in May 2011(finally). But others followed in his steps and while the intelligence agencies may have prevented some further major attacks, the war, the terror is still going on. 2013, the 12th anniversary - here we are - heartbroken, but stronger than before.
9-11-01: The Facts
On this day in September, a series of four coordinated attacks was launched by the terroris
Variation 11. IntroductionVariation 14 years ago in Personal More Like This
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
44. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
Happy PotterDay!Thirty-two years ago today, Lily and James sacrificed their lives to that their son, Harry, could live. His story began when theirs ended.Happy PotterDay!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Raise your wand in honor of them.
"He'll be famous - a legend - I wouldn't be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter day in future - there will be books written about Harry - every child in our world will know his name!"
- Minerva McGonagall
And twenty-two years ago today, the best trio friendship was born!
"But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them."
Happy #PotterDay, Potterheads!
Dan Harmon Returns To CommunityDan Harmon is returning to Greendale.Dan Harmon Returns To Community1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The creator of NBC's Community is formalizing his deal with producer Sony Pictures Television to return to the series as showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Writer/EP Chris McKenna, who exited the series in May 2012 after signing a two-year overall deal with Universal Television, is also formalizing his return. Both deals are expected to close in the coming days. SPT would not confirm the deals had closed.
The news of Harmon's return comes after word leaked over Memorial Day weekend that the writer/executive producer was asked to return to Community during a taping of his Harmontown podcast.
Harmon replaces David Guarascio and Moses Port at the helm of the beleaguered comedy. The duo were brought in to oversee season four, which wrapped its run in May on par with the Harmon-led third season. Critics, however, noted that Community had lost the edge it had under the show's creator.
"Yes yes yes! I'm back I'm back I'm back. You can thank @
deviantART was on TV + join the art challenge!A long time ago (about 24 hours), in a galaxy far, far away (down the road in Hollywood), comedian and television host Chris Hardwick introduced a segment on his late-night Comedy Central show — aptly titled @midnight (get it?) — that got many of us at deviantART all aflutter.deviantART was on TV + join the art challenge!3 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
First of all, if you love the Internets and you haven't seen @midnight yet, you're missing out on some serious lulz. A few nights a week, Hardwick invites some comedian pals on the show for some Geek-Centric Improv Comedy. Sort of like a British Quiz Show brought to you by Reddit. Or "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" with slightly less dancing, but an equal amount of thick-rimmed glasses and awkward sexual tension.
In a segment called "Star Weird" on Monday's episode, Hardwick's guests had to choose which of two artistic descriptions was an actual deviation on deviantART. YES, MOM, HE SAID DEVIANTART'S ACTUAL NAME ON TV! MUCH WOW! The comed
YOU SHOULD TO VOTE FOR TWO thankyouyo folks :icongrin--plz: so i have 7 entry's for this 7th tournament its a cool Coincidence , THANK YOU, for all the works, i liked them, so to vote you CAN take 2 names of the entry owners, this vote will end tomorrow same time:YOU SHOULD TO VOTE FOR TWO thankyou2 months ago in Personal More Like This
NOTE: The participant can vote for others, but not for them self
the winner will have a drawing of his or her OC, from me ^^ + I will choose one OC For the Fav of the tournament, have a good chance Folks ^^