The erasure of human history.Let me tell you a little bit about the House of Wisdom.The erasure of human history.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was founded in the 8th century, eventually becoming based in Baghdad, and was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age. Scholars there made it their business to collect as much information as they could, from all corners of the known world. They would collect books and texts and return them home for translation. It made the people of the Islamic world among the most culturally advanced on the planet.
They constructed astronomical observatories, they forwarded the science of medicine, mathematics, chemistry, zoology, geography and cartography. They drew upon the work of both those who had come before, and their contemporaries, and then advanced it. Many inventions from the Islamic Golden Age have had a legacy that lasts up until this very day:
So, what happened? If the House of Wisdom was such a fountain of knowledge a
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Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
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Katatonia - Leaders http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjSEUCxZI-E
Stand in line
Reveal your true self and conform
I sold my song
Crossed the borderline
I found something I'd never adjust to
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Street Art Mural Liverpool by ART-BY-DOC &
one year membership to winner of eventahoyone year membership to winner of event3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i know what some of you may think here, "well, my skill level isn't going to win me anything here"
my friend, that is not the case in this event. ALL entries will be have the same amount of chance, the final winner is not based on how well the drawing or writing is done. the winner will be RANDOM. you are asked to do your best because you owe it to yourself for a good piece of work. The final piece will remain your own property, im just trying to get some activities going here. XD
you need to do one of the following to quality as an entry.
1. a drawing of a lamia in any media (traditional, digital, photo-manip, also welcome)
2. a short story involving a lamia. preferably no longer than 1 page.
there are a few versions of the lamia monster, what i am looking for is the one that is top half human, and lower half snake. now most of these are portrayed as female, but if you are up to it, feel free to make a male one.
also regarding the hair, you are free to make it snake hair or norma
MR TRECES INTERVIEW ON DarK AND GREAT ART VOL 9MR TRECES INTERVIEW ON DarK AND GREAT ART VOL 91 year ago in Personal More Like This
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Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.I know there are a lot of foreign art/animation fans here on DA, fans of works and artists from Europe and Japan. Dai Sato, the legendary writer for classic, foreign TV shows such as COWBOY BEBOP, GHOST IN THE SHELL and WOLF'S RAIN explains the process of creating an animated series in japan. Take notes for you students/fans out there and enjoy!Want to make an Anime? Dai Sato tells you how.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wonderful Art Created with Our Stock - Part 37Thank you all very much - beautiful art!!!Wonderful Art Created with Our Stock - Part 371 year ago in Personal More Like This
Comm: The Wild One by CaballineCreations
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Under The Ice by Kizzarina
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Through the Wardrobe by MeloCardio
Los Revividos by Mxrthx
just for fun :) by samaposebe
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That Burning Sensation.. by ShortyStuff16
Amazing artworks feature7Some really beautiful artworks i have seen lately!Amazing artworks feature71 year ago in Personal More Like This
See the Invisible by Nikulina-HelenaSymphony Of Serenity by LuLebelSpring by JosefinaCSThe Guiding Light by HaleyDesigns
La legende de Valraven by Fleurine-RetoreMisty Morning - Collaboration with ScatteredAshe by nikkidoodlesx3
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LADIES OF WAR (Amazon inside)Here some powerful ladies in D.A - Go to their pages and love them ! Visual- text- visual- text - ad lib.LADIES OF WAR (Amazon inside)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Le Briseur de coeurs by Ninefiftin
You know you want me by DameOdessa
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Through My Eyes 5 by emptymemories321
..: Waiting for the rain :.. by Mademoiselle-P
Le voici by tairfeu
naked by FuzzyHoser
Le contre maitre by Nahuask
la place de la bastille by shebledgreenink
The best german marchesDear members, if you´re interested in traditional german march-music, I can recommend you following ones:The best german marches3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Preußens Gloria/ Prussia´s Glory:
Enjoy the glory of past ages
PS: Of course this is only a very very small number of german marches, but they´re part of the best ones ever made. Most of them are prussian of course^^
Free video tutorial from MEHey guys, it's been really long time since I didn't write any journal.Free video tutorial from ME10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So, here I am.
anyway, I wanted to thank you guys for the supports and appreciation towards my artworks.
I got a daily deviation for the second time around last month I guess, and that means a lot!
Here is the daily deviant artwork
And I am terribly sorry if I can't reply you one by one.
But, to show you my gratefulness, I present you my very first video tutorial. It is my digital painting process with some audio commentary by Me.
So, I hope you can learn from this video, and please share it!
Go check it out
Support me by buying this Sir Doge art prints here: http://society6.com/artspell/sir-doge_print#1=45
FEAR IS THE LIAR ALBUM AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMPHell fucking yes. Fear Is The Liar is one of my music side projects i was working the last months, influenced by the Spiritisim world and history. You´ll find slow, atmospheric, ethereal and emotive songs turned into ghosts, ouija, haunted places, the weird noises you heard every night.... Now yo can find it on Bandcamp. Hope you´ll enjoy it as i did making it. I played it all, i recorded it all and i made my own merchandising tooFEAR IS THE LIAR ALBUM AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP1 year ago in Personal More Like This
01- Fox Sister (Intro).
02 - Imago Mortis.
03 - Death Talkers.
04 - See You In The Other Side.
05 - B.I.B.L.E. ( Basic Instruction Before Leave Earth).
06 - Orbs ( Interlude)
07 - Post Mortem Visions.
08 - Thanatophobia.
09 - We´re The Darkest Night.
10 - Hereafter ( Outro).
You can listen and download the songs here http://fearistheliar.bandcamp.com/releases
Thanks to Nina
Photography Quotes"To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed."Photography Quotes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
― Susan Sontag, On Photography
"I would never understand photography, the sneaky, murderous taxidermy of it. "
― Lorrie Moore, Anagrams
"There is in fact something obscene and sinister about photography, a desire to imprison, to incorporate, a sexual intensity of pursuit."
― William S. Burroughs
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
― Ansel Adams
"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
― Ansel Adams
"All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person's (or thing's) mortality,
Die Ghul Show with CLOISTERING!:icondasghul:: Welcome to my humble show, :iconcloistering:!Die Ghul Show with CLOISTERING!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you enjoy being here?
:iconcloistering:: Yes I do
So, when I asked you if you wanted to be on here, you accepted because, quote, "abreaction of psychological trauma is a continuous part of my work for good reason it seems to tie in well with your project."
What is it you are about to abreact, how does it influence your works, and where do you see them ties?
It is a form of exorcism. Abreaction visualizes the horrific, much like physically shaking off trauma imbedded in the body, visual abreaction releases it from permanently blocking life. (-Dissociation)
In principle facing 'befriending' Demons diffuses their power.
:icondasghul:: Oh wow, now that one is dated 2008… I guess you must have exorcized quite a lot of demons since then?
So what would you say, is the main difference between "befriending" ones and others?
Tutorial: How to straighten a wigOkay, I promised to translate the tutorials I wrote some time ago and today I'm starting with "How to straighten a wig". Please notice English is not my native language, so you might run into spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes. I'm really sorry and hope you're able to understand it anyways. If you run into any kind of problems while reading feel free to ask in the comments.Tutorial: How to straighten a wig2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are able to understand German you can go to my Animexx weblog and read it there :3 Unfortunately dA doesn't support embedding my pics into the text so I had to put them directly over/under the text. Sorry for that!
I'm just showing you what works for me, so this is a "you can try this" and not a "this is the only way you can do it".
As you might know wigs are made out of plastic fibers. Plastic is a heat bendable material, so this is the essence of the both methods I will show you. Styling your wig with heat will also work for curling it, making spikes and so on. Please be careful whenev
Here Come the MenAntimatter - Here Come the Men https://www.youtube.com/watch?vKZsjGFiygcHere Come the Men2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here come the men, they understand
Each other's need for other men
For all alone there's no defense
There's no saviours
Here come the dogs they're on the path
They sense each other's comfort breath
They're sickly drunk with confidence
So give it up
It's not the way they change, but how they stay the same
In the coldness of the hollow streets here
Here come the men they're in their cars
Here come the men with scarecrow arms
Here come the men, let's be alarmed
As the contest begins
Get on the daisy chain, and forfeit sense for gain
In the coldness of the hollow streets here
wasteland by Shahsepramwasteland by Shahsepram
Are you big enough?
Are you strong enough?
Are you hard enough?
Are you flush enough?
Are you hung enough?
Are you straight enough?
Are you white e
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