The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: AnalyzedWhat gives the government the right to forcibly redistribute wealth from the rich to fulfill the needs of the poor?The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: Analyzed2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The above seems to be the battle cry of many free market idealists, which inspired me to write this article. Surprisingly, many people who offer this contention aren't rich, and are unwitting beneficiaries of government control.
My initial thought was a bit cheeky. The middle class is currently paying about 50% of their income in taxes, while the rich pay about 15%. The rich buy politicians to keep it this way. What gives a rich person the right to steal from the middle class not for their needs but for sport?
Although there is a lot of truth to that, it's still important to address the main point: the aversion to the government using force to redistribute wealth. This sounds good in concept, and if you keep it in abstract terms it's hard to disagree with it. However, the supe
The Secret Drawing IngredientIf you're an artist of any kind it's extremely important to hone your craft and technical abilities. After all, the better you draw and the better you are at mastering the drawing tools you use - the easier it is to convey your unique message for public consumption.The Secret Drawing Ingredient4 months ago in Personal More Like This
But how important is technical ability, really? Obviously, it's very important. Understanding anatomy, light and shadow and perspective are key to solid drawing. It's important to always be improving in those departments. It's also very important to master the tools you use to draw with. Learning to render or color professionally can only increase your appeal to both fans and other professionals.
But what about developing artistic appeal on a much deeper level?
It's not just about finding a pleasing style. Anyone can do that with enough practice. You can always choose a popular artist and emulate his or her style. The blueprint is right there. But why d
How to gain more exposure on deviantART!So you think you're a pretty good artist, and have some decent pieces, but nobody to show. Or perhaps you're a learning artist who wishes to attract more attention to your pieces to get advice and criticism. Sound like you? I know it sounds like me!How to gain more exposure on deviantART!6 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many artists on deviantART wish that they could have more exposure in the art world, but I've noticed that not many of them know how to go about doing so. There are actually many options, and we shall examine them thoroughly, to hopefully get you more exposure!
First off, just so that we're all on the same page, please don't expect exposure if you have nothing in your gallery. You need to be serious and dedicated about this. Also, ALWAYS make sure that the work is your own, and not stolen from someone else. It will surely get back to the artist from which you took it from, and you will be severely penalized.
Now that we've cleared that up, we'll begin!
1. The most common way to get exposure, comments and favourites is to
Mini Print set + Zine in store!ONLINE STOREMini Print set + Zine in store!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
List of Materials
Botany Floral Studio at 626 College Street has started to carry these mini prints as well as my Terrarium Zine!
If you are in the area, please go take a look because the shop is absolutely gorgeous and filled with many neat plants and also terrariums!
I put together a little terrarium zine!
It is 16 pages in total,
Asexuality: I am louder than who I say am"I've found that people think it's okayAsexuality: I am louder than who I say am6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
to have all kinds of sexual orientation..."
"...as long as you have one.
If you don't then you're broken."
The Asexual Orientation
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. One out of every hundred people is likely to be asexual and facts such as this are still pushing boundaries and challenging the thought that the pursuit of happiness doesn't have to include sexual attraction.
I am very passionate about creating bridges of understanding, as I have said many times before. To understand asexuality better, take into consideration that there are different ways of being attracted to a person and that these attractions are not necessarily tied together.
Douchebag of the year AwardSo, this happened a few nights ago.Douchebag of the year Award9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I live out in a rural county and have to take a fairly windy, two-lane road to get into town. I am on said road at dusk, going five under because the deer like to play chicken with my van. A muscle car with a souped-up engine, flame decals and the license plate "WRK 4 FUN" comes roaring up behind me, going at least 20 over the limit. the road is made of blind curves so he cannot pass me. This infuriates him, so he flashes his brights, curses, gives me the finger, etc. I do not speed up, because hitting a deer might kill me. After about 60 seconds, he decides to pass me on the left, on a blind curve.
…and he hits the oncoming police car.
I slam on the brakes and get out to make sure everyone is okay. He hit the cruiser mostly on the side, so the driver's side engine, mirror and door are wasted but no-one is seriously hurt.
Douchebag gets out first, and starts cussing at me, the police officer, and life in general: "FUCKING FUCK FUCK, YOU FUCKED UP MY
10 beneficial things artists should ask themselvesHere's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.10 beneficial things artists should ask themselves3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.
2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...
3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.
4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.
5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.
6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choo
Culpeo babbles: Childhood OdditiesOdd topics require odd titles.Culpeo babbles: Childhood Oddities1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This journal exists because the other one's getting old and i needed something to keep this interesting. Also, the amateurish journal skin i created years ago annoys me and since i'm an absolute N00b when it comes to CSS i thought it would be best to finally remove it.
The last nights i was biking through our town to do nightshift (i love doing that. Not a single soul around and you realise how quiet even the civilised parts of the world can get) and while letting my thoughts flow i was grabbed by some intense nostalgia for some reason. I remembered my childhood especially and....how ridiculously naive i used to be back then. The way i saw the world, all the things i had to learn and understand first (the very anatomy of „sarcasm" for example).
I remembered some cases that appear especially wondrous to me nowadays when i think about it so i thought it would be funny if i share some of them.
Childhood Oddity 1:
Black and white television.
I grew up
Lists of things I doesn't likeI thought I'd make a list oh god because I've been PISSED latelyLists of things I doesn't like5 months ago in Personal More Like This
please take the time to read this so you won't piss me off later in life.
Meme faces (:iconforeveraloneplz:, :icontrollfaceplzTalking only about one subject. Seriously because I'm kinda pissed at a person because the only thing he talks to me about is gamers on youtube and he imitates pewdiepie and expects me to laugh and I'm sick of it.Writing things out in an awkward tone like "...Okay?" or "Oh... okay..." DONT BECAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL BADus1ng txt language, like ur fukin dumb plz dontI SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU SEND ME A "rawr" I WILL MURDER YOUreplacing "L" with "W" like "I wuv you" its not cute. stopmixing japanese with english because that's totally not sugoi desu yo. I could actually take offense to that because I'm pretty fluent in the language.Unwanted Sexual Harassment or even the mention of the word "Rape". Rape is not a joke and if you say it I will probably just ignore youSpamming me with messages and especially
Star Wars Contest Dathomir OC! CLOSEDStarting to announce some winners! check it out here :Star Wars Contest Dathomir OC! CLOSED9 months ago in Personal More Like This
NEW WINNERS for 3 categories JAN. 5 2014, check them out!
Thank you everyone for your interest and your participation! Greatly appreciated!
CONTEST :Design a Dathomirian OC (original character)idea by :iconcyraina:
Open to ALL!!! You can submit more than 1 entry! There are 8 (eight) categories in the contest (see details below)
Contest ends on Dec. 31 2013
Premium Membership 1 year PLUS 2 (two) Illustrations offered by artists contributing to the contest + 25$*** Amazon gift certificate
Total of Prizes so far : around 390$!!! including 120$ in alternative prizes!
including adding 2 gift certificates of 25$*** on any Amazon around the world, one for the main prize, one that will be randomly given amongst the other entries. see details below
****will be converted into your currency, the v
Dealing with Copyright InfringementEver since I started contributing stock and admiring the beautiful artworks submitted on this site, copyright infringement has always been a hot issue. Some topics & discussions are better left to run their course and fade away, but I think repetition should be encouraged when it comes to copyright infringement. For every person who learns about the importance of intellectual property, there are still many others who remain ignorant or just don't care.Dealing with Copyright Infringement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can sympathize somewhat with the well-intentioned person who simply didn't know any better, although it's still no excuse to steal images. Thing is, they didn't know they were stealing, so it makes it easier for me to forgive as long as they are receptive, take my concerns seriously and learn a life lesson to never infringe on copyrights again.
There are however more shady characters who know full well they are stealing images, but just don't care. And even when you confront them about it, they will tell you to go to hell because the s
thanks dudes!for all the happy birthday wishes, wow!<3thanks dudes!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
much appreciated, I'm sorry I'm not more active here! if I can ever manage to comic correctly again, I'll be back dhsaghdhjgshjgdsagbh just gotta. hhhhh.
nicoleships.tumblr.com has most-all of my triscuits and nickels stuff! porn is there though, so ya know. warning 8D;;
also I was tagged again so uh. here ya go!
10 facts about my oc cat.
1- her actual name is caitlin. her nicknames are cat and katie. she stopped answering to the second one after middle school.
2- she's actually a dog person. I mean she likes dogs, n-not like...she's a 'dog-person'. she's indifferent to cats.
3- speaking of not being a dog-person, she isn't a 'cat-person' either. the cat ears and tail are visual devices, they aren't visible to anyone in the comic (BEATING A DEAD HORSE SORRY)
4- cat is generally pretty understanding, and will tone down her theatrics if she needs to lend an ear to a pal. she has an open mind and plays a good devils advocate.
5- she's also pret
Little Update- ART IDOLSHi guys, I thought I'd just let you guys know some of my most favored artists on dA and tumblr!Little Update- ART IDOLS6 months ago in Personal More Like This
TOP 3 ARTISTS OF ALL TIME (In order)
Jane Austen: A Realistic Romance Jane Austen is one of those novelists who is almost always encountered in high school, whose realism, biting irony, and social commentary earned her the status of a great English writer. Her six works of romantic fiction critiqued the novels of sensibility that were very popular in the 18th century and highlighted the dependence of women on marriage for money and social status. Although she is now one of the most widely read writers in English literature, she received very little recognition while she was alive.Jane Austen: A Realistic Romance4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love."
A portrait of Jane Austen
Jane Austen was born on December 16th, 1775 at Steventon, in England. Although she had six brothers, she was closest to her sister, Cassandra, who was her most intimate friend and confidante. In fact, her moth
bulliesThe Girl You Just Called Fat, She Is Overdosing With Diet Pills.bullies7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Girl You Just Called Ugly, She Spent Hours Putting Makeup So Someone Will Like Her.
The Boy You Just Tripped, He Is Abused Enough At Home.
The Man With The Ugly Scars, He Fought For Our Country.
The Boy You Made Fun Of For Crying, His Mother Is Dying
Repost This If You Are Against Bullying.
I Bet 99% Of You Won't Repost This But Those With A Heart And A Backbone Will.
Great Resources and Blogs for Historical FashionHey guys! :iconwisdomspearl: here to bring you some news! I have come across some amazing sights (tumblr blogs, Pinterest boards and users, etc.) and wanted to let you all know about them!Great Resources and Blogs for Historical Fashion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pinterest user P8ronella http://pinterest.com/p8ronella/ has 340 boards covering almost every fashion century. They have been lovingly sorted and organized for the Historical Fashion lover's access. Go and check it out, grab some resources for your next art project, or drool over the clothing. She also has boards for ethnic costume (Estonian, Spanish, Greek, etc. to name only a few).
User Elisa Edgren http://pinterest.com/isiswardrobe/ also has a ton of reference boards sorted into several fashion eras. She also has boards for historical accessories.
Here is a board for Historical Clothing Patterns http://pinterest.com/historygrl/historical-clothing-patterns/
User Lucinda Brant http://pinterest.com/lucindabrant/ has 80+ boards dedicated to the 18th century
I will update this list as I find
how to improve at drawing: a guideSo as I sit and read my comments, I found that alot of people want to know how to improve.how to improve at drawing: a guide1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm betting you are tired of hearing people say "practice"?
Well for me, improving is not instant. I may not even notice it, but every time I draw im improving a little.
How to Improve:
Draw all the time, draw everything you see, draw what you want to draw, draw in other peoples styles, draw realistic, draw cartoon, anything. JUST DRAW. Do it all the time. Draw in your notebooks and on your homework.
Do you hate the way you draw eyes? Maybe your paws/hands need more practice? Then find references and use them. I personally don't always find the time to use references, but I find when I do, my art is 10x better. Just practice drawing those eyes you've never gotten quite right. Look at other art and see what you really like about their style. And then try it out.
Now that you've practiced a bit more, draw somethin
Art sites for study, freelancing, or inspirationHere are some art related sites that you may find useful. Some have more to offer than the category heading may imply! Feel free to note me if you have any problems with links or if you want me to add new linksArt sites for study, freelancing, or inspiration2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
FIGURE DRAWING RESOURCES (may contain nudes):
Figure Drawing sessions: http://www.artmodelbook.com/figure-drawing-directory.htm 900 schools and galleries in the USA and Canada that offer figure drawing sessions you can attend
pixelovely: http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php reference photos of people and animals
PoseManiacs: http://www.posemaniacs.com/ anatomical drawing references
Quickposes: http://www.quickposes.com/pages/gesture nude photos for figure drawing
Zvork Virtual Lighting: http://www.zvork.fr/vls/ interactive lighting on 3d human models
human anatomy for artists: http://www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/ reference photos: small images= free/ large images available with membership
human comic art refe
LAST MAN STANDING - KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTERSo, the book is out!LAST MAN STANDING - KILLBOOK OF A BOUNTY HUNTER8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, it's actually in stores now. I know, crazy right?
It's a property I've been working on for the past five years, and started here on DeviantArt. Thanks to the loyal fanbase of it, it was able to be turned into a book first for Heavy Metal. After, it was picked up by Paramount Pictures to be turned into a film, and now picked up by Dark Horse Comics.
I can't tell you how excited I am for you to all finally see it.
But most importantly, to the 2012 Pre-Orders, your books are on the way (TO US!) Once I receive them, I will personalize each one, and send the two signed prints as well. Thank you for your patience, it means the world to me.
To everyone else interested, here are some awesome reviews and link to the book itself.
Much love from Gabriel and I.
Comic Bastard's Review
Other rp groups to check out! (48 groups)Since all of you seem to know of many other wonderful RP groups I though it would be a good idea to collect and organize them to make them easy to look though ^^ If you would please post the groups in the comments along with a brief summery of the group such as whether it centers around a certain plot or setting or if it is just another place to find people.Other rp groups to check out! (48 groups)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:icontala-shi: EDIT: the group must be running and at least planing on accepting members soon for it to be added, Please let me know if a group is experiencing trouble of any sort or postponing new member sign ups and I will at a feature where you can roll over the group name and see what is going on.
• A (3) • B (2) • C (1)• D (1) • E (0) • F (3)
• G (3) • H (0) • <
93 Point Giveaway + llama + watch [CLOSED]Hi everybody this is my second giveaway, I hope it will have success as the first93 Point Giveaway + llama + watch [CLOSED]5 months ago in Personal More Like This
There will be three winners in this giveaway:
• First: 50 points + llama + watch from me
• Second: 30 points + llama + watch from me
• Third: 13 points + llama + watch from me
if you want more giveaways in the future by me you can contribute here making a donation in my donation pool
at this link: http://gb-art3.deviantart.com/ (on the right down my informations)
Rules to enter in this Giveaway
• Watch me
• Fave this journal (so I have a list where choose randomly the winners)
• Make a journal on your profile that links to this page (to spread this journal)
• Obviously comment here with the link of your journal
you have to follow all of the rules if you want to have a chance to win.
I will pick the two winners randomly on rand
iPrison by ApplePrint ad campaign by Felipe Luchi for Go Outside Magazine. (via devidsketchbook)iPrison by Apple1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You belong~I was looking through old drawings and found an old text that I wrote, probably....some years ago and I thought I'd share it xDYou belong~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's a stupid and often misinterpreted word that has little to no meaning when considered.
'Normal' is a word we invented to explain the things, people, creatures, actions and methods that we are used to.
A word to explain how the majority of that certain thing usually is.
Too many people think it means 'the way things are supposed to be'.
It's an unfinished word with a broken meaning.
What someone else considers normal might not be what you consider normal, and vice versa.
'Normal' should not exist, because everything and nothing is normal.
Not being what the majority of people consider normal doesn't mean being some kind of freak.
I'd like to call it being 'original' and think for ourselves.
Being a leader, not a follower. We need both to balance every