The erasure of human history.Let me tell you a little bit about the House of Wisdom.The erasure of human history.5 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
Best of May 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in May, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Best of May 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sweetness by MyLifeThroughTheLensCurious Cheetah Cub by MorkelErasmus
Drevdagssjon by DaXXeUp by JaimeIbarra
Going home by PawelMatys
The Last Gentle Lights by LG77
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
relapse by toxic-nebulae
Dans tes yeux miroirs by NOBODY-KNOW-MY-NAME
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
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
Free video tutorial from MEHey guys, it's been really long time since I didn't write any journal.Free video tutorial from ME1 year 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
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.9 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
... :thumb364886375: :thumb359826143: Confessional by Inextremiss -Durability- by Janek-Sedlar To let Go by scheinbar Nine Skies One Sun by Pierre-Lagarde Arrangement by aspruli sing a sweet song by baspunk Gush by Mords Natures Rule Of Thirds by SneachtaPix Sapanca by pigarot shy. by awfultosee 3424 by EltonTurkey Untitled by lwc71 Silence by Erinti :thumb363130934: :thumb363170007: sinking feeling by ra-gro :thumb363487061: They're Coming For You by JillAuville Trapped by Metal-Bender patience: by AlmAArietis :thumb363499315: Leaves On Wood by BokehLight :thumb362951641: Free Syria by CristianoTeofili stop by augenweide Open window by Pajunen ...istrian fantasy III... by roblfc1892 White Snow in Magic Black Forrest by MichiLauke :thumb362711262: line by awjay Sea howling inside by mehrmeer FOREST by CountessBloody Chloe by poppy412 Moon by dimajaber window wall by awjay Les Trois Mousquetaires by Hermetic-Wings All Alone by LuizaLazar :thumb360213097: encounter by augenweide the love for dispersible possessions by dajono impressionable surfaces by PsycheAnamnesis Mt. Sindoro Sumbing by Hengki24 :thumb360027829: :thumb360027122: . O by fabriziotedde The Bridge, study #2 by Eukendei :thumb35996833...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
June Feature - part I Dawn by KarelSopek 418 308 with a fast train near Gyorszabadhegy by morpheus880223 Redrum Forest by tvurk Until the colours dissolve by kayjensen Bright Gaze by Chikrata RedWine by Questavia Who pays The Ferryman ? by pranile 145 by Les-Piccolo Smolen Castle by only-melancholy Ironwork by ForlornTreasures . by Knechter 8.6.2013: Summer Morning Magic II by Suensyan :thumb294389913: 753 705-3 and 753 703-8 in Gyorszabadhegy by morpheus880223 forest view by KariLiimatainen _Lost sailor III. by Bloddroppe Cascade by CapturingTheNight The Snowy Cloak of Aldeyjarfoss by erezmarom Finality by Zewarr Scared, not scared by vbagiatis Storm Front Display by jonathanjessup Ghost train by MichaelBrack Dunnottar Castle by SebastianKraus Sunset between mountains by Vittorio-Pellazza Pingora by wyorev :thumb352551298: You Don't Say....? by Guard-of-the-Citadel Ponte Sant'Angelo by Dave-Derbis _wild rose II. by Bloddroppe Bridal Veil Falls by La-Vita-a-Bella ... by ilvahaust Untitled by Sora-Kodo tell me about stars by morho Wise Fox by Foxfires Walls Have Eyes by Beezqp Wish by AWPhotographyandArt :thumb369490416: Crying Lightning. by iheartcaptainkirk Bittersweet by Ariel87 p041 by paulee1 :thumb378100563: Between Heaven And Earth by BokehLight Laramie Lightning and Stars by wyorev End of the Tunnel BW by CandiceSmithPhoto Clouds over the sky by FinJambo Crater by Annabelle-Chabert Ooops by NoorL3yoon :thumb375466059: :thumb37747304June Feature - part I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feature #017 - Best of January 2013Feature #017 - Best of January 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
last winter by arbebuk
Morning Sun by BokehLight
Road to Thicket Portage! by JosephTimburyyes by KariLiimatainen
Solace by KrisVlad
Day 11 - Precious by EliseEnchantedInto the blue by Svenimal
Blue Universe by Kara-aMirkwood by AphantopusBelgium - Nature's Frontier by lux69aeterna
Salish Sea treasure by taslishaw
gloomy silence by RonnyEngelmann
The Bay Lights by StevenDavisPhoto
Feature #22 (Photography)Feature #22 (Photography)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:thumb308905050: Forget me by photodust Noire : VI. by perception-obscure :thumb313765869: Fog by ellegottzi Nostalgia by anaPhenix Catch the Moon by lostknightkg :: Silent Trees :: by sabbbriCA : Scream : by sabbbriCA Veneficus by LaudanumMaryluxe Linked by Trippy4U Valley by L0NE-W0lf earth and water by offermoord cross2 by LonelyPierot :thumb304648037: Watchers by NickChao :thumb267309958: SWEET NIGHTMARE by puken
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
Creative people 2014 Pt.1A selection of works that speak for themselves.Creative people 2014 Pt.11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Ravenheart by artorifreedom
Dream of the Mermaid 2 by Marjie79 instinct by AnjaMillen Losing My Rose by vacuumslayer
Beautiful dressesBeautiful dresses2 years ago in Personal More Like This
sink into oblivion by photoflake
Best of conceptual - FebruaryWe proudly present you some outstanding conceptual photos which have been submitted to the group in February!Best of conceptual - February2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
.bird. by sabbbriCA
Escape. by Tooga
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
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^^
Masters Of Capturing Light + Dark Side Of The LensI want to share some magnificent works of people who are able to align eye, head and feelings, observing the world rather than only seeing it. Enjoy and support them!Masters Of Capturing Light + Dark Side Of The Lens3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Dance of Shadows and Light by DeingeLHeaven and Earth by Ian-PlantSkies Of A Summer Sunset by kkart
The Great Christmas Comet of 2011 by CapturingTheNightEmergence by Ian-PlantMossyard: low sun + cold cold wind by CoigachWinter's Magic by Ian-PlantRadiance by Thomas-Koidhis
See Thru by manaphotoKiss Of Light by Dani-LefrancoisGateway by IvanAndreevich
The Final Minute of Light by hougaardBiblical by hougaardProject I by aFeinPhoto-com
Paisley.. by M-Atif-SaeedThe Chosen One by MarcoHeislerDock at Dusk by Stridsberg
Stranded Ice by Dee-TSkyrim by IvanAndreevichCape Kiwanda, I by coulombic
Elephant Cove II by Furiousxrfire stone by 5-zal:thumb267737743:
Emergent Sea by CainPascoeOverwhelming Fantasy by MaximeCourtyNeverending Autumn by joerossbachMassive Mood by FlorentCourty
Shadows and Flames by FlorentCourtyAutumn's Melody by SonjaPhotographyExplosive Reflection by parkflavor
:thumb172150547:Mirror Tarns by mark-flammableThe Black Cuillins by marianne-limCaribbean Fire by Nate-ZemanEverlasting by Karisca
Warm Heart by GregoriusSuhartoyoBlack Mountain Sunset by MohainLorelei by werol
Table Mountain by hougaardBreaking News by Capturing-the-Light:Colours Of The Sun by MRojekcom
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks→Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical something that sets cweeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears. There is no sense as you look at his photos of street scenes and other captures that you are looking through a lens, even the lens of a particularly talented photographer. There is a sense of simply walking through a town and seeing what you happen to see – without the
Feature *9. The Lonely* PROFILE | GALLERY | +WATCH MEFeature *9. The Lonely*3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
« Being human is the most terrible loneliness in the universe. »
*Inspired and song by: "The lonely" by Christina Perri http://youtu.be/HO4e4nCYBEo .
2am; where do I begin,
Crying off my face again.
The silent sound of loneliness
Wants to follow me to bed.
Dancing slowly in an empty room,
Can the lonely take the place of you?
I sing myself a quiet lullaby.
Let you go and let the lonely in
To take my heart again.
BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 4BROKEN WINDOW AND A SOUND OF SNOW 41 year ago in Art Features More Like This
BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX piano lessons and self portrait by KizukiTamura BlueMoon River by Anguis-IX
Untitled by alisinwonder DOMESTIC STRANGER (edit) by chryssalis Untitled by alisinwonder
Untitled by JFBAYLE FreeFalling by HelloDearThomas Untitled by JFBAYLE
004 by pyros __ by windrides 004 by pyros
Trees Of Life II by cameraflou
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,
Site Update: April 20, 2012In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: April 20, 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
More Updates to the New Thumbnails Preview
Several weeks ago, we released a sneak peek of deviantART's new thumbnails. We've been making changes based on community responses, and today we've implemented a few more. In this updated version, the font, spacing, and colors of the text under the thumbs have been adjusted. Also, several members had concerns about the "frames" that were put around thumbs that were either extra tall, extra wide, or small images (such as emoticons and avatars). We've adjusted the visual display of these frames to make them less distracti
40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces40 Amazing How To Train Your Dragon Fan Art Pieces1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today marks the release date of How To Train Your Dragon 2. The sequel to the 2010 DreamWorks animation received very positive reviews: an 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy some of the deviantART community's tribute to the film.
Curated by madizzlee, Shyree, and me.
Astrid: Not the Face by avatarmiraiAcross the sky by Sabaku-no-hana
Hiccup and Toothless by ZipporaHiccup Cosplay How to train your dragon 2 by liui-aquino
HTTYD: Mistletoe by sharkie19How to make a smile by sorata-sNight Fury by DmitrysHTTYD - Toothless 01 by wynahiros
Toothless httyd by griffsnuff Toothless by LukeFielding
HTTYD: The Final Showdown by AdoobibullTwin4
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?