I'm in. Who's with me?I did NOT make this, just passing it around. And i know few people will probably give a shit about it
but it's better than none... I'm poor, so this will be easy for me, i'll do it for the sake of the internet.
But i doubt it will pass anyway...
Since we're at it, i might as well just share this video too.
I've recently just watched it, and people been sharing this a lot.
SOPA, PIPA, and now there's ACTA?
Challenge 3: Book - Top 5Happy HolidayChallenge 3: Book - Top 54 years ago in Personal More Like This
I try to give out the result faster than usual since DA is having promotions for premium member subscription. That's why I try to give you the result sooner so you may use your points for it. Though it's not enough but I hope it can help some how .
With a lot of entries therefore it took me while to choose top 5. This time, so many good entries with great concepts. It's really hard for me to pick 5 only.
I don't pick the top 5 base on drawing skills only but also the concept of their entries. But there were more than 20 entries I want to pick as winners :C. But don't worry, we will have more challenges in future.
I am truly sorry for who don't make it, not because you are not good but because we only choose 5 here. As I usually said for challenge, it's not a contest, it likes a little 'push', a little motivation for you to draw (it's also a reason why the prize for top 5 is just little). If you don't make it this time but I believe you earn somet
ry-SPIRIT DAYIn bringing awareness of Spirit Day (Which is now called Ry-Spirit Day due to my creative and narcissistic input), I have decided to write about when I was little and when I was bullied. I know what ya thinking, how can a girl magnet cool looking guy like me get bullied? Truth is... I was never popular and yes I used to get bullied.ry-SPIRIT DAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thats a picture of me when I was punched by two boys. Im sure bullying happens to EVERYONE, whether you are a jock, emo, geek, gay, straight, tall, short or any other school stereotype you are ALWAYS not safe from bullying. For me personally, I was a polite kid who tries to be nice to everyone, but my kindness has sometimes gone punished, for example in primary school my school friends decided to take advantage of my purity and ignorance and shyness and bully me, mostly to make themselves feel better and for them to have something to laugh about. They would make fun of my loving family too, how I got a mum and dad, cos they are single parented so
A Brief dA WalkthroughI know you probably all have a fairly decent idea of all that you can do on dA, but you can't go wrong doing a bit of a refresher course!A Brief dA Walkthrough4 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you first log in (or when you click the "deviantART" link in the top left corner of any dA page), you get taken to the front page of dA. This is where you can search deviations, or just browse to see what's there. The "Popular" browse feature was just revamped to give fairer exposure to all popular art, not just the overall popular on dA. Use the popular browse to see what's popular in all the galleries. Don't want to look at all that? Refine the galleries to something that more suits your preference in the left-hand side bar. Want to see what's new, not just what's hot? Change your browse to "Newest" and you'll see everything that's just been submitted. Because of the way "Newest" works, it can be frustrating to browse, here are a
Pekoe Pekoe Artbook PreordersPekoe Pekoe Artbook Preorders4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pekoe Pekoe is an artbook by :iconHitsukuya:
With guest art by myself and all these lovely folks:
It is now available for pre-order at her journal~ http://hitsukuya.deviantart.com/journal/Pekoe-Pekoe-Artbook-PREORDERS-295497899
The book is $34, and contains 64 full coloured illustrations including three tutorials. Hope you can support. The book is also available for pickup at the following conventions: Anime North, Anime E
Top 10 childhood Fictional Girls LoveThis is another very naughty journal entry, so if you are under the age of 18, please leave this page right now! No, in fact turn off your computer and go out for a walk! Its good for you! Right, here goes. When I was young, before I had the courage to talk to real girls, I used to have crushes on fictional girls that appear in games and anime...... Don't judge me. Ok here's the top 10 fictional girls I used to like.Top 10 childhood Fictional Girls Love4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Number 10: Sakura from Street Fighter
I used to play this game called Capcom vs SNK on my Dreamcast and one of the character is Sakura, her cuteness and tomboyish look caught my attention. I remember there's certain moves you can do like Jump+kick or Standing+Roundhouse that allows you to view her red panties. Those were the days huh? I still don't get why I was interesting in seeing her panties back then, I should've known better that without them is the way to go.
Number 9: Android 18
I grew up watching Dragonball Z. When the Cell story lines kicked in I couldn't help bu
PE: Scanning And Photographing A/M WorksIntroductionPE: Scanning And Photographing A/M Works1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A traditional artist faces a great challenge after finishing an artwork. How do they get it on their computer to upload and show the world?
There are two main options: Scan or Photograph. Both of these come with a horde of challenges and this article is to offer a starting point for the artist to experiment and find the best solution for their art.
There are a number of type of scanners, the most common domestic peripheral being the flat bed scanner. This article focuses on using a flat bed scanner and not a wand or other type of scanner.
First things, the scanning bed must be as clean as possible, clear off dust and pet hairs before attempting to use and make sure the scanner is on a stable surface for scanning. Some scanners will be sensitive to direct sunlight being on the outside, if you find that your artworks get a strange bright spot, do check that section of your scanner isn't being exposed to direct light.
I have an idea DA!!!I know you are looking for super useful things to add to DeviantArt! Please consider this! It would make life significantly easier for people with or without subs!I have an idea DA!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Somewhere on the top bar of the profile page, make an optional add on a Commission button!
If you choose to display this you can set it to either "Commissions Available" "Commissions Closed" or "Not taking commissions" for example.
If one of the former two, the button is a link to url of users choice, be it a journal entry or webpage, with their commission info.
Can you see how brilliant this would be? Visitors would know straight away if they had a shot at commissioning the artist rather than having to ask, and non-sub members can show this info without needing a custom box or having to copy and paste the same info in all their journal entries. C'mon DA, you know you love it! I don't need any credit!
As a side note, the button should be color coded! So if the button says "Commissions Available", it will be in say, a friendl
Project 'You sketch, I draw' CLOSEDThe submissions for the project are now closed!Project 'You sketch, I draw' CLOSED4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be making my choice in the next week, be sure you have uploaded the correct sketch!
This is an idea I had in mind for a while now, and today I finally decided to give it a try. Read further if you want to know what this is about!
You sketch, I draw
How it works?
To enter the project all you need to do is a sketch of an illustration you'd like me to do.
It can be about anything: your characters, my characters, someone else's characters, your sister, your dog, a robot, your sister's robot. Anything.
It may contain all the elements you want, it can be whatever you like, just, it hasn't to be a finished drawing: it has to be a rough, a preliminary sketch.
When the project will be over, I'll pick the sketch I like the most among the ones submitted and I'll finish it in my
Adding Journals to your Featured GalleryCommunity WeekAdding Journals to your Featured Gallery1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Your featured gallery is the first page that your gallery visitors will see. Most of the time, we tend to display our very best pieces of work there. However, the featured gallery can also be used to showcase some journal entries that you want viewers to see immediately. These may be important announcements, advertisements, etc. It would be great to know this neat little trick of how to make journals show on your featured gallery.
To make sure that we're on the same page (excuse the pun!), this is what the Featured Gallery looks like:
Let's get started!
Step 1: Locate Your Journal
To locate your journal, type the title of the journal on the search bar and click on "Search Art." In this example, I will look for one of my projecteducate entries. Be reminded that you don't have to type the full title, some keywords would do.
Gaining Exposure To ArtGaining Exposure For Your Own Art:Gaining Exposure To Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Being active on the site is probably the best and most effective way to get yourself and your art seen. Leaving thoughtful comments on others art will often result in them coming to your page to find out more about you and see your art. Being involved and making friends will promt people to focus on you and your art giving you a bit more exposure. Leaving critiques, helping to moderate groups, posting in the forums, or simply chatting it up in the chatrooms. These can all be beneficial in getting you more exposure. Below I'd like to outline some of the wonderful ways, I believe, you can gain extra exposure to your art.
Joining groups which are relevant to your interests and the art which you make can be very helpful in getting your art out there and seen by like minded individuals. The introduction of groups by dA has made it very e
Retomando¿A quien no le pasó el haber dejado un buen tiempo el arte, por vaya uno a saber que razón? Las ganas están, pero está esa barrera y esa maldita manía de postergar, postergar…Retomando4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cuando al fin nos animamos a volver, las cosas se pusieron feas. Ese tiempo sin entrenar jugó una muy mala pasada. Estamos un tanto oxidados, o lo que vivimos nos cambió un poco la forma de expresarnos. La experiencia, lo que vivimos, siempre nos va a cambiar un poco, vamos a madurar (En teoría) – Eso es genial! Piensen en que somos como una especie de Kenshin, un talento oculto durante años al que no se le apagó el fuego, y cuyas motivaciones cambiaron. Lo importante es que el fuego sigue. Eso es lo que nos hace artistas! Lo que tenemos que hacer ahora, es hacerlo crecer simplemente produciendo, y dejar que eso que nos hizo cambiar en la obra.
Uf, parece tan fácil. En lo personal, cuando estoy un tiempo alejado de las palabras,
Calling out artists for a Charity Artbook29/2/2012Calling out artists for a Charity Artbook4 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
I'm one of the member for a charity artbook project for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.
Now I'm here to spread to words ! We will be super glad if anyone else would like to help out !
We already have lots of wonderful deviants participating in this charity project ~ !
Our 100% profit will be donate to the Hospital.
"St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay." This year is their 50th anniversary.
More information can be found here:
Not an artist?
Feel free to watch the group and consider donating money to this wonderful charity by buying a copy of this amazing art book!
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Fudging gorgeous thing !
What I do when I run out of ideas1. Make an influence map and always go back to it to check what inspired me in the pastWhat I do when I run out of ideas4 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Find a random 100 themes challenge list and choose two themes, then put them together and see what will come out of it.
3. Open up a random book and close my eyes, open up to a random page, run my finger all over it, and stop at a random word. Make a list of the words, and brainstorm whatever these words make me think of.
4. Browse through Deviantart and look for inspirations from other artists.
5. Look through art history books to look for inspirations from historical artists.
6. Look through my own sketchbooks and artist journals from past and look for inspirations from my past ideas.
7. Look through the works I did in the past.
8. Keep a personal image bank, and browse through it.
9. Re-read the books or poems I really liked in the past.
10. Listen to music while keep my eyes closed; see if pictures will come up.
11. Go to places that are inspiring, like beside a river bank or under the moon,
Animarse a los giros¿Cuantas veces habremos escuchado a Buzz Lightyear decir ¨Hacia el infinito y más allá¨ e imitarlo?Animarse a los giros4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lástima que esa, como muchas frases queden en palabras que se las lleva el viento, y nos quedamos con los pies en la tierra, mirando con una cierta nostalgia ese infinito. La verdad es que es más cómodo quedarse en lo seguro, repetir las mismas fórmulas una y otra vez, porque tuvieron éxito, o quedarnos centrados en un estilo X. Si bien esto tiene su lógica, en lo que termina es simplemente repetir lo que esté de moda. Bleach, Naruto o los X-men venden, entonces nos quedemos en eso. Se puso de moda Juego de Tronos, entonces a hacer fantasía con tramas políticas….
¡Dejensé de joder! ¡Tanto talento desperdiciado por no querer animarse a darles un sacudón fuerte a las neuronas! Cada género, y cada historia por más clishada que sea, tiene un elemento al que nadie explotó
THE POWER OF YAOI/BL LOLA woman was having a difficult situation of giving birthTHE POWER OF YAOI/BL LOL3 years ago in Personal More Like This
she couldnt push the baby out and both were dying
panicked, her husband suddenly grabbed the sergeant (male)
and bit his nipples (LOL)
while bitting, he shouted "LOOK!! LOOK!!!"
the sergeants and the nurses were like "PLEASE CALM DOWN MR"
the wife saw what her husband did
couldnt hold it in and burst out a "dirty" laugh
that laugh made the woman push and the baby came out
everyone were safe at the end
the woman was a fujoshi (yaoi fan)
Japanese link --> http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/539269_10151091657803355_188534793_n.jpg
now now, dont you look down yaoi anymore:iconepicstareplz:
Gesture/pose drawing for beginners!Hey guys!Gesture/pose drawing for beginners!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got a lot of emails after the last poll about gesture drawing. So I want to recommend one of the best book about it and a few helpful sites.
There are plenty of publications about body drawing. Some are worse than others. But one definitely amazed me! It is Mastering Drawing the Human Figure From Life, Memory, Imagination by Jack Faragasso. Perfectly explains the proportions and shapes. Friendly for beginners and advanced! I often use it. You can buy it online or look for pdf form.
If you want to try a gesture drawing ( wikipedia: typical situations involve an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 30 seconds, or as long as 2 minutes ) - I think there are three useful sites:
They help to catch the correct
She never stops until her target is dead. [points]Winner:She never stops until her target is dead. [points]4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
...someone here is famous, and you might know her!
Our very own keyanadrake has a book she's written available on Lulu! Not everyone can afford to buy it, and not everyone is interested, but she would be super appreciative if we could come together as a community to get the word out about her book! Check it out! I'm going to be getting a copy for myself!
"Murderer. Assassin. Cold-blooded killer. Jaola, the Agency assassin code-named Cheetah, is the best in the business. She never stops until her target is dead. That is, except when she can get away with mercy. Jaola is a woman trapped between her duty to the Agency and a deep-seated desired to be free. A gifted telepath born into the Agency, she was never given the choice. Instead, she has to take her freedom
Facebook: And the Whores it Contains RantNote* *I did this rant on account someone requested it and of past experiences. I am not friends with any kind of people I describe in this rant**Facebook: And the Whores it Contains Rant4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now for those that have seen my old rants about facebook, Lady Gaga, Twitter, partying, sluts & manwhores, etc. etc., well I'm back. And I'm back on the subject on facebook, but not really facebook itself, but the whores it contains on its website. How many times have we seen this on facebook?>>:iconduckfaceplz:...yes, the damn duck face!!!! Or even better, how many times have we seen girls put up a nice decent picture of themselves and write as the caption "I'm FATTTTTT in this picture!" or "I look so ugly in this shot!! "...I have a question, WHY THE HELL DID YOU PUT UP THE DAMN PHOTO IN THE FIRST PLACE IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE IT YOU DUMB--grgsdhuhfuyh!!!!! Girls today, not all, but most are like a cronic rash that won't stop itching on the ass of the world. Seriously, girls, stop looking for attention when it's so f*ckin obvious you're looki
Questioned by the Hong Kong PoliceSo where was I? Oh yes I was gonna talk about my experiences with the Hong Kong police, so here goes. OK this is the problem, whenever I visit Hong Kong I always have the fear of being questioned by the police, well not exactly fear because I've got nothing to hide, but whenever I am alone walking on the street and a policeman on patrol sees me, they would ALWAYS 100% stop and ask for my ID. For those ain't familiar with how things work in Hong Kong is that if they see a teenager (Especially male) on the street not in their school uniform during school time or with dyed hair or pretty much just 'gangster' or suspicious looking, they have the right to stop you in the middle of nowhere and question you. Now I match every bit of suspicion possible, what they are trying to check is if there's any sort of crime around the area so they can narrow down the suspects, or to check whether you are legal to be in Hong Kong, or whether you've got drugs on you. Anyway when I was in Hong Kong a monthQuestioned by the Hong Kong Police4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Style, style, STYLE, oh, THE styleWhat do you think about it? In terms of drawing. Is it important to have one of your own? Is it necessary to constantly seek it?Style, style, STYLE, oh, THE style4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen people troubled by not having constant style, people thinking their style is not original enough, people making a bold line between their two styles, people trying to get rid of one style...
My humble opinion on this is that you should stop wasting your energy on torturing yourself and just draw. Draw whatever you feel like.
Unless you're being paid for certain style but that's not what I want to talk about now.
What I want to talk about are all those personal pictures you do for self-improvement or supposedly for fun. "Supposedly" because if your main purpose is "fun" I don't get why you should worry yourself with "omg is this style all right what will my watchers say?"
Well, your watchers will get pretty bored if all in your gallery look the same. And also, there's not much space for improvement. Talking from my own experience, I was totally charm
Collection: Forgotten PastCollection: Forgotten Past1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
schnotte is a German artist know for his photographs of rotting, decaying buildings and other dark themes. His camera explores architectural structures, but mostly to emphasize their coldness. The human figures in his photographs appear out of place, as if lost in filthy, forgotten, broken-down manufacturing machines, the cold, dark environments not built with humanity in mind. Looking through these images we can see the ghosts of the love that once inhabited his worlds and it is that love that still shines through his pictures. We are blown away by the beauty Schotte imbues to these deathly quiet scenes that are equally sad and uplifting
INSPIRACION: Benjamin Zhang BinHola a todos!!INSPIRACION: Benjamin Zhang Bin4 years ago in Personal More Like This
En esta ocasiòn les traigo un reportaje especial de un artista que es actualmente una gran influencia para diversos artistas y diseñadores.
BENJAMIN ZHANG BIN
Benjamin, Naciò en 1974 en la provincia de Hei Long Jiang en china. Su formaciòn comenzo cuando decide entrar a la escuela de moda y diseño. Decide irse a Beijing en 1996 para realizar una novela grafica, viviendo de trabajos pequeños. Es hasta la primavera del 200 cuando publica su primera historia en China con el nombre "Flores desconocidas del verano" y es publicada por una revista llamada "Comics fans magazine". Y es hasta 2002 que publica su primera novela grafica con el nombre de "One day" al igual que dos tomos de un su obra "Tecnicas del comic por computadora". Despues de algun tiempo como productorde illustracion publicitaria, decide envolverse solamente en la creaciòn de comics y empezo a diseñar su obra "Remember", publicada en 2004.