SOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and CensorshipMissing The Point
I've been disappointed to see the various responses to SOPA, especially the "DEVIATION CENSORED" images. They so completely miss the point that I can only assume the people posting them have absolutely no comprehension of what SOPA means, why it's a problem, and what they're actually protesting against.
First off, SOPA is not about censorship. Unfortunately, many of the opponents of SOPA decided to cast it as being about censorship in order to mobilize public opinion. Why did they do that? Unfortunately, they did that for two reasons: 1) they knew that without mobilizing mass support, the bill would go through and 2) they knew that the masses they wanted to get support from simply don't care/understand the real problem enough to do anything - because the truth is much to complicated for the typical internet user. I have some sympathy for that view, because I've discovered over and over again that copyright is, in fact, too complicated for the typi
Stop the perfectionismOn my Tumblr site someone asked me for some general advice for an aspiring comic creator. This is what was on my mind. Thought I'd share it here on Deviantart as well.Stop the perfectionism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now all I can think of is something I've been thinking about lately. And that is the depression some of us artists get about our art. Like our expectations aren't just "My drawings need to be good!", they are "My art needs to be PERFECT."
So I would suggest always try to improve, gain confidence, but expect good/average output. Don't expect perfect art, ever. By doing this only causes you to be frustrated, which in turn causes mistakes, which pisses you off more, then you're stuck in a lame spiraling circle downward to the pathetic whiny artist. Which in turn kills your deadline. Giving yourself freedom from perfection makes drawing much easier and better art is produced and on time.
I'm currently working on this piece where it started out difficult, I had high expectations for it, I was in a bad mood, nothing was
Tip of the Week: VisualizingWhen you visualize the task before you do it, it makes it that much easier to accomplish and accomplished better. Especially for drawing and painting. Before I work on a film, I take about 10 or 20 minutes staring at something dark or close my eyes to try and visualize the movie before I start painting.Tip of the Week: Visualizing4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that visualizing is the hardest and most powerful way to think. With conscious and persistent practice you can improve your ability to visualize.
See you soon Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Rainbow Rocks Short: A Case for the BassHasbro released the sixth promotional short, focusing on Applejack.Rainbow Rocks Short: A Case for the Bass2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the Day: Sharing KnowledgeDon't be afraid to share your knowledge. You'll learn even more through teaching what you know.Tip of the Day: Sharing Knowledge4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not just that but I feel that people who share, end up gravitating towards others that like to share.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Contest TimeI've wanted to host a contest for such a long time now, but something has always come up to make sure to keep me too busy or otherwise occupied to do it. But finally the coast is clear and I'm giving it a go before something else pops upContest Time3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So for my first contest the theme will be my character Luna. It's always hard to pick a favourite, but Luna is really special to me, so it has to be her
Drawn by me:
Drawn by other amazing artists:
:thumb101171285:Commission - Luna by shilin:thumb67153025:Luna: First commission by Clearmirror-StillH2O.Star.Moon.Night. by hizuki24
12 months premium membership or 2396
+ You'll get a full colour drawing done by me.
3 months premium membership or 636
+ You'll get a lineart drawing done by me.
!Oh My Spring Goddesses! ~ !C.S.M Contest!Text!Oh My Spring Goddesses! ~ !C.S.M Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcolorfulsparklesplz:!Oh My Spring Goddesses!:iconcolorfulsparklesplz:
Spring. Mother Earth's Seasonal Rebirth of Nature <3 In this Contest the Theme is just that, Spring! All Sailor Scouts and or Moon must be associated and will be judged as such. The Goddesses can be any Sailor Scout that you wish. Each Sailor Scout has elemental Powers and those can be add to your entries as well but it must still be associated with Natures Spring!
Also! All Goddesses in all Entries of !Oh My Spring Goddess! Contest must be Multicultural via Ethnic. There may only be one (1) Sailor Scout or Moon(Sailor Moon) in the art piece. Here is an Example for the Idea of Multicultural via Ethnic. . .
As you can see in the example above, The Lovely Ladies are all different Ethnicities, Complexions & Hair Textures. Perf
Cosplay Daily Deviations for August 2011Cosplay Daily Deviations for August 20114 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Daily Deviation Round Up
August 2011 Cosplay daily deviation features from the past month, in case you missed them, all in one condensed and costumed space.
Monster by MollyMetaphoraRaqel Lolita. 3 by Shoko-CosplayTsubasa: Wizard of Celes by zimielTakenaka Hanbei: Deep water by Ashitaro:thumb183201931:The Earthbender ::01 by CvyTrinity Blood - Kirie Eleison by NanjoKojiAlice and Mad Hatter by MigraineSkySuperHero Disney Princesses 4 by Vampire--KittenEsther Blanchett by KaikidaC.C. with wings by Lilian-himeJust be friends-Sentimental Love by Sakina666Il Duomo by LunaeLunettaHowl's Moving Castle - Turning by GianMarquWith Malicious Intent by The-MoonSquidNight - Druid Tier 8 by KamuiCosplayVivaldi: From the Heartland by AstarohimeBatman : Harley Quinn by beethy:thumb245788771:Hand hug by Shiya
If you come across anything in the Cosplay gallery that you think is amazing, please feel free to drop me a note and suggest it. Suggesting is fun!
You can find my suggestion guidelines on my front page.
A list of all gallery moderators can be found
Tip of the DayMany times if we don't know how to do something or achieve something we feel it's not doable. Successful people will find a way even if they don't know the answer at first. Sometimes the best way to find the right way is to try as many ways as you can think of. The road to success is paved with failures. Stay positive!Tip of the Day4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to eveyone!
My workshop in Alhambra, CA Nov 21st http://schoolism.com/workshop.php?id=2
My workshop in Vancouver, BC Nov 26th http://schoolism.com/workshop.php?id=3
Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkersTip of the day: The creative thinker has more potential than competitive thinker. For every competitive thinking winner, there are many competitive losers. With creative thinkers there is room for many winners. Competitive thinking encourages secrets. Creative thinking encourages sharing.Tip of the Day: Creative vs Competitive thinkers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So don't aim to be competitive unless it's with yourself. Instead aim to be creative!
Sending positive vibes to everyone!
Enormous feature!Hi folks.Enormous feature!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time for an ennnnorrmous feature! I fancied doing a graveyard feature this time. I literally spent hours this morning trawling through the beautiful graveyard art on DA I picked out my favourites, although undoubtedly there would be more if I spent all day searching
Morning Mourning I by touch-the-flame Ivy covered vaults by UnNepher burial ground by Attila-G :thumb149412100: Our latest dreams by Tenebrae76 Des dalles 001 by Kalistor :thumb173092942: Brompton Cemetery, London by YourLadyQueenObscene :thumb290786646: The Queen by tamaryszek what I am, you will be by violanigra Graveyard Pod vyhlidkou III by Pildik Scabs of Death by Haste-Malaise Sommeil by thren0dy A Pretty Funeral Ornament II by Ilmatarja Memento For The Dead by Rhov Memento Mori by FalseMaria 1789 by FalseMaria Thomas Sayers by MisterKrababbel Skull and Crossbones Gravestone by Digital-Snapshots Necropolis XXVIII by Lyssiana The Death by gianf New day by Dzodan The Kiss 3 by Victoria0 Jewish Graveyard III by FrederikM Nature's Embrace - colour by KreatO123 crossed by DegsyJonesPhoto :thumb125432019: Peter Hughes by touch-the-flame Autumn beholder by UnNepher :thumb76547
Tip of the DayKeep marching towards your goal.Tip of the Day4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today is not the day to lay down and give up. Skills are developed through persistence.
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PE Article: Tips and Advice 'Crediting Resources'One issue that we need to stress on deviantART is to credit your resources you use in your artwork. Crediting is a problem because a lot of people aren't doing the above.Most Stock Artists have individually tailored rules to suit their own personal level.PE Article: Tips and Advice 'Crediting Resources'4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You must abide by these rules!
Often they include that they want full credit to be given to their use of stock. This is really simple!
All you need to do is..
Include a link/thumb of the stock used. People want to see what the stock has become!
If you don't know how to get the [link] or :thumbxxxxxx: It's simple.
Just copy and paste the URL of the Resource you used and the [link] will appear! For the thumb code, each deviation has one which is listed at the bottom right of the deviation itself or by pressing the small arrow upper right hand corner which gives you some options to share said deviation or to get the thumb code.
Give the Stock Ar
Features 6/28Hi all! Hope you all are having a fantastic week so far! I can't believe June is almost over, and that this year is half over already!Features 6/283 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time goes way too fast! Well not much for news this week! I probably won't be sharing any new arts until next week sometime. But I will
be sharing a couple more retouched arts later today. Also, if you have not checked out my website yet please do! http://lt-arts.artworkfolio.com
Well sorry this journal is short and boring, not much news for this week! Enjoy the features & have a great weekend!
Die to be Reborn by Sivali-Delirium:thumb311055360:
Sacred Soul by TheDarkRayneBattleships over London by MADmoiselleMeli
Attraction morning by malaladanilaRosebay Sunset by KeldBach
Ignite Me by ChisSweetArtVampire Darlla by VampireDarlla
Innocence by KalosysArtLife is a Mystery by Kevinchichetti
Justice by AramShadowBlood and Roses by SamBriggs
Red Angel by RebecaSaray:thumb310868654:
Skyrim - First ImpressionsPicked up a cheapo copy of Skyrim today. First impressions: this game is so inside the box, it's inside a smaller box.Skyrim - First Impressions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tolkien was, undeniably, a genius, but, for the love of creativity and dynamism; read another f**king book, people.
There's a world of culture, history and myth out there to seek inspiration from! Fantasy should be an exciting, twisted reflection of the world around us, not an endless stream of pirated Lord of the Rings DVDs.
DD Feature, A Word About Pre-Cuts, and SkypeHiya Darlings,DD Feature, A Word About Pre-Cuts, and Skype3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here is the promised feature of our group members who have received a DD so far this year! I’d like to say congratulations to everyone! For those who haven’t received one yet, don’t give up hope! Everyone submits some fantastic stock and I absolutely love seeing the daily submissions. I’d also like to take a moment and welcome all of our new members!
Before we get to the feature I want to take a moment and talk about Pre-Cut Stocks. Like any stock, they should adhere to our group and rules. This means:
They must be your own work, or have written permission from the photographer to create them from.
You absolutely, under no circumstances, ever take photos from GOOGLE IMAGE or other online retail, blogs, photography, or other websites to create pre-cut stock. The same includes stock websites like sxc.hu. This also applies to ALL pre-made backgrounds or Photoshop/GIMP brushes!
Project Educate: Stock and Resources, Final WordThank You.Project Educate: Stock and Resources, Final Word4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks for being part of an amazing week everyone! We appreciate all the support and love we’ve received from our articles.
Our mission was to ‘re-educate’ on some issues and to serve a reminder to folks about guidelines that need to be followed! Hopefully you guys now have a clearer understanding of the issues mentioned.
Let’s hope so anyway!
We also hope you enjoyed our interviews with some amazing artists and stockers! we had fun doing those!
We wrote a few special articles because Project Educate allows us to get even closer with you guys and reach a wider audience. The Potential Article was to show you guys what’s so great about stock! and to help open your mind and raise awareness of what stock is really about and why stock is essential to so many artists. We also highlighted other essential topics like, atmosphere and lighting, adequately crediting your resources, keywords, categories, and miscats.
PE S and R Gallery Guides - MiscatsMiscatsPE S and R Gallery Guides - Miscats4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Miscats are as bad for your stock as missing keywords. They cause problems in the categories you are wrongly submitting to, make our galleries look disorganised and messy, and ultimately inhibit the exposure of your hard work to other artists.
Miscats are one of the most frequently complained about issues on DA.
There are several varieties we see regularly that include
Placing 3 quarter/cropped or portrait model stock into the full body category.
Placing Interior shots into the Exterior category.
Placing 3D renders and premade stock into the stock photography interior/exterior categories rather than into their own equivalents.
Placing 3D renders into 3D models - which should be reserved for the physical model files, not renders of the model.
Placing landscapes or scenery shots into the Places category which should be reserved for images that show man made objects.
Stock and Res Feb Updates and DD RoundupFebruary UpdatesStock and Res Feb Updates and DD Roundup4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are still gathering your feedback on the stock & resources gallery proposed changes here -
All feedback is read and appreciated so check the details out! The changes we make will directly affect your use of our gallery so your thoughts and feedback/suggestions are important to us!!
We've had a load of new team members added to the ranks this week, so go welcome them! We are hoping to have a new stock & resources CV very soon so stay tooned!!
We want to know about your stock & resources contests! Please send us your contest details via note so that we can feature them in our monthly roundups!!
February Daily Deviation Roundup
WE NEED YOUR DD SUGGESTIONS!!! Please don't forget, that there are currently only 2 of us, and a good million or so regular users of the stock & resources gallery!!! That means you guys get
Stock creation challenge 1 - 'POISON'EDIT The entry categories of beginner, intermediate and advanced no longer run on the Amount of years you have been doing stock but on the amount of technical skill and quality of your entry. You suggest which level you are entering ur entry to and it will be added there or appropriated as needed.Stock creation challenge 1 - 'POISON'3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! Well it's about time we kick this thing off and the first challenge key word is...
poison[ poi-zuh n ]
1. a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.
2. something harmful or pernicious, as to happiness or well-being: the poison of slander.
This challenge runs for a month. Beginning NOW and ending on the 22nd July midnight EST
You must create stock photos specifically for the challenge.
There are 3 entry levels:
level 1 - BEGINNER
level 2 - INTERMEDIATE
level 3 - ADVANCED
This challenged is based around the key word Poison.
Winners of the Icarus Contest!Without any further delay! (Sorry about that! ) Here are the winners of our Project Educate Stock & Resources Icarus Contest!!!!Winners of the Icarus Contest!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
STOCK RUNNER UP
STOCK SPECIAL MENTION
ART RUNNER UP
ART SPECIAL MENTION
Massive congratulations to all our winners, and many many thanks to everyone who submitted work to the contest!! Prises will be winging their way to the winners ASAP!
Winners will receive:
x1 - 12 months DA subscription
x1 - 6 months DA Subscription donated by #Realm-of-Fantasy & #
Feature #18 + Feature Artist and New WorkMy new work , I appreciate critiques, comments and favsFeature #18 + Feature Artist and New Work3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feature artist :iconremembrance7:
Absinthe by Corvinerium Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Lilypads by rebelakemi Wrong Turn by JRCoffronIII Zombie attack by Secr3tDesign :thumb310906618: Going Under by cgaddictworld Arriety the Borrower by Kxhara by FueledbypartII .:: fire on my soul ::. by Creamydigital .: The ghost in yoU :. by J-u-d-a-s Black Snow by ImaginaryRosse :thumb309750982: My Little Present by Kryseis-Art Orquifona - Collaboration by RamiroMaldini Guardian by kuschelirmel Alien Invasion by pranile Thunderstone by MaliciaRoseNoire janeiro 2013 by uillsam Darkness awaits by Cocodrillo The Vampire Hunter by i-am-JENius Oriental fantasy by ElenaDudina Going through the emotions by KalosysArt :thumb311274258: CyberNun by FlexDreams Miss Mouse by MissJamieBrown All Of The Pretty Things by Printed-Shadows :thumb311223900: best day of summer by birazhayalci Revenge by Aeternum-Art Eam by MachiavelliCro The Final Battle by Phatpuppyart-Studios Loki: Double mischief by Soul-Invictus Through the shadow gate by lusete trade: igitor the brave by ArtistInDisguise Darkwater Crossing by DarkHorses90 Wish I could Fly by StormOwlArt Contemplacion by MariaJoseHidalgo there is no we by AnjaMillen The Enchantment by paulauskas :thumb311489037: Faith by MADmoiselleMeli I'm on top of the world! by bullethead321 :t
52 Street tips from the Masters“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” — Bruce Gilden52 Street tips from the Masters4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Turn your attention to the four-legged population.” — Ying Tang
“Take a bus. Do weekly shopping. Pop into a public loo.” — Nils Jorgensen
“Document some evidence of human ingenuity that would otherwise go unnoticed. Do it without including any humans in the picture.” — Michael Wolf
“Get lost in a thicket of signs and structures.” — Wolfgang Zurborn
“Never ignore a cliché.” — Artem Zhitenev
“When you have to shoot: shoot! Don’t talk!” — Il Brutto.
“Make a picture containing The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” — Jens Olof Lasthein
“On your knees please… take a picture from floor level.” — Matt Stuart
“Play photographic poker. Look for a pair, two pairs, or three of a kind.
For the Love of...IRON #3Welcome!For the Love of...IRON #34 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the latest edition of "For the Love of..." This bi-weekly (or whenever I remember) journews article is specifically aimed at the stock and resources gallery, and will be themed for a keyword in each edition.
Keyword for this edition is "IRON"
Thank you to all the artists featured for sharing their stock and resources!
Using Stock and Resources
You should ALWAYS -
NOTIFY the stock providers
CREDIT the stock in your description
Cersei Lannister and The Iron Throne by PrincessAndDragon Sailor Iron 5 by SenshiStock
Iron 2 by Stock7000 Cast iron gate 1 by enframed Iron decoration by daydream-stock
Old Iron Bridge by seiyastock Iron street lamp by SilvieT-Stock :thumb220797995