SOPA RebelsIf you do not know what sopa is , please refer to the Offical debate about it here--> http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712
I'm really glad the DA has finally find time to open up a debate about it, considering we're the biggest art community online it's a very efficient way to get the word across! I was told that Sopa was brought up in october 2011 and obviously gradually went into a downward spiral from there...I actually recalled something that was kind of strange, back in 2009 or 2010, I remember watching a youtube video talking about 2012 disaster. The people in it stated that they found prove that lead them to believe that 2012 would not be a natural disaster apocalypse but would be an online crises that would end the "-internet-world" as we know it. The video stated that apparently major internet providers are planning to "sell" internet like cable
How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guideI am often asked - how do you write novels? I am often told by the person asking - so politely -How to Write a Novel - a beginner's guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It is my dream to write a novel"
"I wish I could write"
"I would love to write my novel on ..."
I let people know I am on my third novel. It is rare to meet a writer, rarely someone who has realised their dream, and who has produced a book. Rarer still to find a published author --- why? it seems so easy.....when you read them.
Many try the
You guysDon't trace and try to vindicate yourself by saying that it only took you 2 minutes to do it.You guys3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't deny that you traced and say that you "referenced" it instead.
Don't advocate the above actions by making a tutorial out of it.
Especially if you are a high-profile artist who is looked up to by a large number of aspiring artists.
Devious Journal EntryUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
A little opinion...About the frontage thing... I think more than change the "popular" system, a new options set for the frontage are needed. This is not because I could be somewhat affected by the change, my pics keep appearing in FrontPage and the watchers are still following my work (and I thank you so much for that ) but because I saw a lot of people misplacing art and taking advantage of the new system, helping even more to create the odd idea of a popularity "goal/prize". I like the idea of the popular frontage because it works pretty much like a musical ranking and it was a tool to know public´s preferences: wich kind of concepts/ideas/colors/styles works better and like a test to know the effect of a specific work. Somewhat of democratic voice, that helps to know to the public a bit more.A little opinion...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, NO, I don't think that the goal of an artist is to be popular and I don't think that "popular=better" I saw both as different parameters that sometimes goes hand by hand and sometimes runs
LET´S F.A.Q.GENZOMAN's F.A.Q.LET´S F.A.Q.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, thanks to all people that read this, to be interested in my work and I hope my english isn't too bad
DIGITAL ART // SPECS
-Software: Photoshop CS 3.
-Hardware: MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 106 Mhz DDR3
-Graphic Tablet: Wacom Bamboo 4X5 and sometimes Intuos.
-How long does it take you to complete a piece? : from 6 to 8 hours.
-Do you rough sketch a piece first then complete it on your computer? no, I do all digital, from skecth, lineart and finally color.
-Technique: grisaille/brunaille... you start from dark to light, using a greyscale or sepia.
-Brushes: standart brush with shape dynamics and other dynamics activated. Pen pressure enabled.
-Why digital? 'cos is faster (you don't have to wait until paint dries) and cheaper than traditional
-Resolution size: 300dpi, letter size or bigger.
COMMISSION WORK & MISC QUESTIONS
: U L T R A - C A T S vol.8. :: U L T R A - C A T S :: U L T R A - C A T S vol.8. :3 years ago in Personal More Like This
> For ANIMAL lovers
Considering Earth HourBefore you decide to turn off every electronic device/ appliance in your household, consider the following.Considering Earth Hour3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your local power plants constantly generates power, which are distributed through your neighborhood's transformers, and eventually end up in your home at a fraction. These power plants operates on a 24\7 schedule, and the amount of energy they create are not stored in an abundant level, except in the case of fail-safe protocols does a power plant provide minor backup electricity.
SO, by turning off all the electricity in your home, while saving bills on an economic level, does not dictate the fact that you are actually preserving energy. You are just simply not using the constant flow of electricity coming from your local provider.
Secondly, should you participate in total shutdown during Earth Hour, please consider that turning the power back on approximately after the end of the hour, may apply an incredible amount of stress on your local transformer. Reason being that there is
: U L T R A - C A T S vol.9. :: U L T R A - C A T S :: U L T R A - C A T S vol.9. :3 years ago in Personal More Like This
> For ANIMAL lovers
finals. or someone please kill me....anyone?finals. or someone please kill me.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week is evil.
Absolute pure evil. My entire brain goes crazy with my philosophy exam, which is on Friday, and which has 100 questions... I read a phrase and I can barely understand what it is about because it's on Ukrainian instead of Russian, not to mention to actually LEARN this absolutely unnecessary for me crap.
I mean, yeah, probably generally I do have to know a few aspects, but not Indian religion in smallest details... And I get oh so pissed because of this, and it annoys me even more.
and even more, knowing I won't pass it and I will loose money I get for studying.
Friday is coming, which means weekends are coming too, but it doesn't even cheer me up, gah D:
I know one thing, that I know nothing- well, hello, this is me
yeah, yeah, yeah, pretty much complaining about the unfairness of life, haha, don't mind me.
Also, whoever has not seen Avatar: The last Airbender and The legend of Korra, GO AND WATCH THESE ABSOLUTELY WORLD'S BEST TV SHOWS T
SOPA Project 2012 Resolution,manga preview,Thank you very much for all the birthday wishes, you guys are so adorableSOPA Project 2012 Resolution,manga preview,3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I read all of them!!!
Also Thank you very much to for her lovely gift and
AND HAPPY LATE NEW YEAR >_____________<
1#DRAW MORE *fail*( Didn't draw much in 2011...)
2#have to IMPROVE * I think I improve on the coloring XD*
3#release a manga!!!!! I have to do >.
Why people think art should be cheapI mean some people even think that digital art should be cheaper than traditional, because there is no original.Why people think art should be cheap3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its funny when people ask tons of things in a drawing, like 30 characters fighting a 12 dragons, and they think they can get it cheaper than a pencil drawing, because in the computer there must be a secret brush that makes all of this in 2 hours.
Sadly, painted style in digital takes more time than traditional. Artists says its easier, because you have more control. But sadly textures are cooler in traditional, and easier.
I remember 4 or 5 years ago when started thinking bout digital, i said damn if i learn digital, i will skip drawings and paint directly, this will make my life easier, it will take me less time to finish a product, like i can even finish 3 drawings in just a day, yeahhh i should try that.
5 years later, i was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wroonnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.
So i used to think the same about speed, but not about price.
My cat trying to figure out how carpet is movinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGHOMjLWS24My cat trying to figure out how carpet is moving3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Filmed this earlier today xD
Music I can anime music-videofied?For our finals in school, we're required to make a solo fan music video in 1 1/2 months and post it on Youtube. (Dreamy, ain't it? That's our instructor, aight)Music I can anime music-videofied?3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
I was hoping to pick one of the popular once on the internet, but I figured maybe this time I can make AT LEAST one with permission.
Japanese musicians (my faves) and published (and selling) albums are obviously out of the question.
I'm asking people out there, if anyone can recommend a music (with vocals, preferably female since I'm bad at drawing guys) that you wish I can make a music video of?
(I'll probably cut it to 2 minutes to make things doable...)
But plans are still vague atm. I'm not entirely sure if I can do this or not, but it doesn't hurt to ask, right? *gets a shield*
And please don't feel bad if I'm not able to pick one of the suggestions here. There is that possibility...
No money involved, I won't be making money from this either. Credits are, of course, mandatory.
Oh, and on a side note, I joined an online st
A very important messageHi everyone! How are you all doing? It's been awhile since I updated my journal and there is a particular issue I want to discuss...A very important message3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art theft. It seems lately, I've noticed, that it's getting worse and worse. Or at least for me anyway... So I wanted to dig deep into the meaning of art theft and explain in detail what it means to us artists trying to make a living, or for any under-appreciated artist.
What is Art Theft?
This is my personal answer to this question. Art theft is the action of a person(s), in which they deliberately copy, reproduce, edit, publish, transmit, upload, etc, in any way, without artist written consent (written consent is far more legit than spoken words, as written can be a binding contract, which can be later used as evidence). Art theft is the action of right-clicking & saving, uploading (without permission). It can also be art theft when deliberately copied, such as painting the exact photograph (if said photograph is NOT a stock photo), and used without per
Features ...Features ...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
black widow. by Senju-HiMe Golden Hour by Lady-Tori :thumb269779556:
Secluded in the Woods by JindrichLisy Dulcet. .. by light-from-Emirates passing by..... by impatienss
Moment in Paris by shaysapir Let's Get Lost by incolor16 Winter cold by EliseEnchanted
Top social posts from last week: 9.30.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 9.30.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Lumos by SayuriEyes
Size Comparison - Science Fiction spaceships by DirkLoechel
Night light by kevron2001
Google's existence by Deus-Nocte
Art by SOLAR-CiTRUS
Introduce Chekydot Studio artist!Introduce Chekydot Studio artist!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you know, I have my own studio called "Chekydot Studio"
I would like to introduce all of our artists :
:iconfroitz: ( Colorist )
No. 1 Chekydot Studio first graduate is in the house! He never gives up and is yet the very best talented color implication artist.
His works never let you down because he always gives spirit in every artwork!
:iconcelestial-83: ( Colorist )
He loves to use gorgeous soft colors and he does best!
His potential always gives melancholy atmosphere in every artwork. And you know what, you're gonna love 'em on your illustration piece!
cammy coloring practice by Celestial-83 vincent valentine by Celestial-83 Hatsune Miku by Celestial-83 Return to Innocence by ChekydotStudio
:iconlabylaby: ( Colorist )
Such an arti
Your Best Cat Photo Ever Contest WinnersHere are the wonderful winners of :iconcatsfans: `s "Your Best Cat Photo Ever" ContestYour Best Cat Photo Ever Contest Winners3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconwinner-plz: :iconpaintmewet: :iconwinner-plz:
:icondeuxiemeplz: :iconcherrygirlalina: :icondeuxiemeplz:
:iconthirdplz: :icontanjamaria: :iconthirdplz:
Congratulations to all of them !
Devious Journal EntryWelcome to the launch of Enliighten.com! This is my new video tutorial site that covers the fundamentals to drawing and painting in Photoshop. New tutorials will be uploaded every Wednesday and Friday, so be sure to check them out! All of these tutorials will be free, so I hope you enjoy them!Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
One more tutorial is on its way, but Vimeo hasn't finished converting it yet. ETA is 25-30 minutes. Thanks!
DISASTER in Genoa, ItalyHi watchers.DISASTER in Genoa, Italy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have some bad news about me and the place where I live...
Yesterday morning a huge alluvion, gradually fallen since 2 a.m., hit the most big and important port city here in Italy, Genova.
At 11 a.m. the first disasters happened: damaged and flooded roads, pits, and brimful torrents.
Between 12 and 1 p.m. the main big river (Bisagno) and two other torrents (Sturla and Fereggiano) flooded, overwhelming whole neighborhoods just like a water bomb. Water everywhere; cars, scooters, buses, newsstands, garbage cans, everything swept away by the enormous mass of water. Shops and ground floors flooded.
Seven people died. Four women and three children.
A girl, 19 years old, she went to take her little brother at school...
And other two women died to rescue their children at school and kindergarten.
Though the security warned the city and the municipality about this danger, schools, offices and shops were open. Just like nothing would ever happen.
Half downtown is destroyed and ful
Art Feature 5 Good day everyone,Art Feature 53 years ago in Personal More Like This
I hope you all had a great start to this year. I am glad that these days some of the works suggested by me were featured as Daily Deviations. Of course I was surprised to see that one of my drawings has received a DD too. I tried to answer to all the messages received but I couldn't thank my watchers one by one, so I am doing it here, as always. Thank you all, and if you ever have a question or think that I might help you with something, feel free to ask without thinking twice.
I haven't drawn anything lately but I was lucky enough to find new wonderful works around this site and I am going to feature some of them in this new entry. This time I haven't chosen a theme but I've decided to feature them as a simple tribute to Art. I hope you will like them and hopefully appreciate these interesting artists.
Celebrating Deviousness February 2014Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness February 20141 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sailor Angel 1
Sailor Reading 2
Collab Stock Girls Divine
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month to one truly outstanding deviant.
Sorry to bother you...Hello all,Sorry to bother you...1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I thought I'd take a moment today to write a journal which is probably long overdue. I believe there is a common misconception floating around that CVs are so busy, that when you send us DD Suggestions, or other messages, you are being a bother.
Quite regularly the DD Suggestions I receive start with something along the lines of "I am sorry to bother you..." or "I know you are busy but.."
I'd like to assure you all that no suggestions you send, or any other type of contact made with me (or any other CV for that matter) is something to feel sorry or bad about (unless you are legitimately harassing us or something).
I've often heard community members talk about how many notes CVs get daily (often this number appears to be near 100) and I feel the need to say that this is very far from the truth. On average I receive maybe 5 notes a day. On a slow day I may not get any at all and on a busy day I may get up to 10. While I can not speak