You might be a feminist...Over the past few months, I have seen some scathing attacks by both men and women on feminism become highly popular deviations with thousands of “faves” here on .You might be a feminist...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The one thing they all had in common appears to be a significant lack of understanding about what feminism is, and many of the comments supported these misconceptions. In many cases, they were a response to a perceived injustice by a so-called feminist (who probably did not have have a clue about feminism either) hiding behind the term to support said injustice.
"The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it." - Andre Maurois
I recently tried to explain this to another deviant, as a reply to one of these popular rants, that this is akin to saying that Christianity is all about eradicating Islam, or Islam is based on eradicating Christianity; anyone who makes such a statement is obviously misguided, and does not
Mini Horror Reviews - The Orphan (2009)Mini Horror Reviews - The Orphan (2009)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Esther (Orphan) coloured portrait by MichellyMe
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
A Special Thank You from Unframed-Nature Part III:iconleafline2plz::iconleafline2plz::iconleafline2plz::iconleafline2plz::iconleafline2plz::iconleafline2plz:A Special Thank You from Unframed-Nature Part III4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Greetings and Welcome to Everyone!
PART I is HERE: http://teaphotography.deviantart.com/journal/A-Special-Thank-You-from-Unframed-Nature-PART-I-266336350
PART II is HERE: http://teaphotography.deviantart.com/journal/A-Special-Thank-You-from-Unframed-Nature-Part-II-266338769
:iconpumpkinplz: HAPPY HALLOWEEN & AUTUMN BLESSINGS TO ALL! :iconpumpkinplz:
This is one of our Special "Thank You" Edition News Articles from Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature: .
While you are ALL welcomed to be here, as I always mention in each News Article for our Group, I apologize that it is front and center on my "Private" Profile Page, where I am very used to posting other types of Journal subjects, simply because I don't see this type of News [or lots of other types of News, for that matter] as being similar enough to merge into the same location with our Journals.
je t'aime, moi non plus"I was never insane, except upon occasions in which my heart was touched." -Edgar Allan Poeje t'aime, moi non plus3 years ago in Personal More Like This
wish i had a girlfriend
Racial Activism and MeHey hey hey! Rob here with another "something-to-get-off-of-his-chest"!Racial Activism and Me3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time and again, I'm approached by some of my audience asking "Rob, why don't you ever draw black people?" First off, they may have not even looked into my gallery for those people of color or what have you, because they're there, sure enough.
The long answer is:
Well... what gets me is that when they find out I'm black, they expect that I should hold some sort of allegiance to "my race" or "make a change" as a "popular" black artist who can, figuratively speaking, "put blacks on the map".
There's nothing wrong with that, of course, and there's nothing wrong with people whose main goal is doing that. It's their lives, they're free to believe in whatever they want to.
But to hold me to a certain level where people think I'm obligated to draw my race more often than others because of the "history", I don't agree with. I'm an African-American born in the 80s. I was not born during the times of t
WTF is this plz?!This is a journal to explain why this account is run the way it is. If you are here it's for one of two reasons:WTF is this plz?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) you clicked on the "Why?" link beside my Critique Not Desired - bullet point #4 covers that. There is more information in my FAQ (from where you also may have come)
2) you left some ignorant or rude comment on one of my stock images and I didn't feel like dealing with it (again) so I gave you this link to help soothe your suffering.
For my watchers and other nice people who just happened to stumble here: Hi! Thanks for watching, visiting, using the stock! You guys are the reason I make stock and the reason I keep posting stock even though some people really just Do. Not. Get. It.
For those who are confused or scared, let me run it down for you:
The images in this account are posted into the Stock & Resources section of deviantART. By the site's own definition, this is sec
That Time When......you wish you were a toy that could be shut off.That Time When...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
When your "child" out grew you and finally had enough
...you kept on rolling down that large slope
Because you believed at the bottom that you could find hope
...you wish you were a stone tossed into the sea
Where you'd sink to the bottom, where you think you should be
...you were a love letter burned at the stake
Because you knew how hard love'n could take
...you wish you were a balloon released in the wind
And float to the sky, never returning again
...you stare in the mirror and ask yourself "why"
When tears fall down your cheeks, you promised you wouldn't cry
...you stop wanting to live
Because your a "bad child"
But you're just a victim
In a hell so wild.
Can someone please tell me what I did that was so wrong?
New Book! Art Models 8Our newest book, Art Models 8, is now available to bookstores, just ask your local bookstore to order a copy. The ISBN is 978-1936801237.New Book! Art Models 82 years ago in Personal More Like This
AM8 has 174 new figure studies by 55 different models. That's a lot of models! We tried to choose "practical" poses that artists could use in their work. Look forward to hearing from people what they think of the selection.
(Of course, you can also find it for sale online http://www.posespace.com/shop/books.aspx )
The Resource Roundup #2The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #24 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and benefitial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
The smell of love by nihilist-0corroded landscape by awjayPaper Pack 3 by dieratlight texture by Insan-StockAcrylic Gold Paint Swirl Stock by Enchantedgal-StockLocal Texture: Three by One by Beyond-OdditiesSun comes up-texture by iNeedChemicalXGlitter Bokeh by FallOutGirl9001TEXTURES 7 by Inthename-Stock
Sharpie Wig Dyeing Tutorial by FireLilyCosplayPen Tool Tutorial by Popo-LiciousCopic markers tutorial by mary-dreamsDreamy Photo Effect Tutorial by Planet37How To: Constructive Crits by RipfangDragonPhotoshop Animation Tutorial by detransRealism Tutorial - Esp::Eng by Calaymo3ds Max Planet Tutorial by hoevelkampIce tutorial by NakubiScarypet's 'ROCK'ing tutorial+ by scarypet
Indian Summer - My first LR preset by DorottyaSLR preset: Purple Nature -free by kakiii2 Universal .RAW presets .LR3. by TylerFortierPhoto:th
A model's thoughtsrecently Amy from the Found Gallery in Dunbar modelled for meA model's thoughts2 months ago in Personal More Like This
this is her article, with photos, about it all
Just a little fuckedI think my mind is a bit broken. A little fucked up. I keep seeing the flicker of dying night-lights and listening to the hush of devil-melodies--I catch whispers and envision a storm of stars.Just a little fucked4 years ago in Personal More Like This
And these capsuled 'cures' the science deities keep feeding me, arouses nothing but the bitter hush of my thoughts. They distort everything, and the world becomes too vivid for my chest. Too heavy for my skull. Too bright for my eyes.
It makes me panic.
It makes me sick.
It makes me feel too much.
I sometimes long to feel the swooping sedation of my own inkling apathy. I don't want to feel anymore. I am tired of the weary secretion of these uncharted emotional disasters.
I ache for softer days. I want to float on clouds...instead of sinking between the condensed plush of bloated shapes.
Fuck...I just want to disappear sometimes.
OMG! Someone is impersonating me on YouTube!Hello dudes of the AlexArmy, this is AlexMan here and I have some bad news. Someone on YouTube stole my name and profile picture. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsU7Xnv-7ZKDUIITBtZICEAOMG! Someone is impersonating me on YouTube!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
He even made a stupid GoAnimate grounded video. WHAT THE HELL???!! I HATE GOANIMATE!!! IT'S THE WORST WEBSITE EVER!!! Imposter, if you're reading this, my name says Gaming and FLASH coming soon. Not Gaming coming soon, still doing GoAnimate. Also, close your account forever, loser!
Guys, can you help me terminate this stupid imposter? This is AlexMan586 sigining off! Peace out!
Why Paint Missing Children?A little girl I knew was abducted.Why Paint Missing Children?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.)
I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland.
One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait from one of the cards. As an artist, the question was this: How does a person paint a portrait of a missing child? I could not just approach it like an illustration. I could not just go about it as if it were a polite painting.
I began by putting away my brushes. They were too smooth. Too pretty. Too controllable. Instead, I began using palette knives
Paul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To PicassoPaul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To Picasso6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PAUL CEZANNE: The Bridge from Monet to Picasso
Untitled by FilledArles
January 19 marks the birthday of Paul Cezanne in 1839.
By the time of his death in 1906, he was recognized, especially by younger artists, as the genius who began his career under the tutelage of impressionist Camille Pissarro, and then went on to become the “architect” who reduced the subjects of his paintings to cylinders,
PE: I don't know what to paint...We all experience the loss of our muse from time to time. It can get quite challenging to even pick a subject for our next painting. What to paint, what to paint...However, staring at a blank canvas / paper won't make it better - in this article you might, hopefully, find a few ideas to explore.PE: I don't know what to paint...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
1. PAINT YOUR CURRENT LIFE
Look around and get inspired by the present. Your siblings, parents, kids, pets, your best friend...Even yourself!
2. PAINT WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
What is your passion? Perhaps you feel strongly about ecology, feminism, politics...or something else? Paint your f
Protecting Your Legal Rights - DigitallyRecently I saw a notice from a fellow deviant about finding some of his photos online. Stolen from DA where he generously shares them to be used on a porn site. Obviously this is illegal, a violation of copyright law. DeviantART makes that perfectly clear in the terms and conditions when you sign up, and you are legally bound by them even if you just click "I Accept" without reading them. Small consolation to an artist who must now fight to have his work protected under the law. Another deviant, also a photographer, has a very serious discussion on his page about it. You can find that discussion here http://jeanluc44.deviantart.com/journal/25899401/.Protecting Your Legal Rights - Digitally4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Why should we care about this? Well I'll give you two reasons. Any artist will never share their work if it will be stolen, so where will you go to find quality art like this for free hmm? Just as bad, the artists that do share their work are forced to watermark it in an attempt to prevent theft. Watermarks are like locks on a door, they a
i'm in lovemaybe godi'm in love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
will break my bones
to ease the affection
on my tongue.
100 points giveaway!The winner:Hello, sweeties (:100 points giveaway!The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 100 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
(I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org generator)
The winner is:
Michelangelo: Tortured PerfectionistMichelangelo: Tortured Perfectionist5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
MICHELANGELO: Tortured Perfectionist
The Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born 540 years ago on March 6, 1475.
His preeminence in the art world as being one of the two greatest artists of the Italian High Renaissance (1495-1527) assures that his lasting presence is felt as keenly today as it was five centuries ago. Every year, art lovers from around the world make special pilgrimages to Italy, drawn by a visceral need to experience in person
My Robin Williams storySince we're all sharing... MY ROBIN WILLIAMS memory is when I was working at the Disney/MGM studios Animation (Tour/Studio) in Florida and he came down to take a personal tour of our studio. (He was there for an event/publicity/vacation, can't remember). The tour part of our studio had a film called "Back to Neverland" that he was in and it taught how animation was done. It looped over and over all day long. He got a kick out of the fact that we had to hear him yelling and screaming all day long. At one point, I was shooting at the video animation set up and he came over to see what I was doing. I explained it and he couldn't stop looking at the tour of people going through on the other side of the glass. I explained that we looked at them as "moving wallpaper" an tried not to look at them directly. Not Robin. He was on stage and he immediately found a crazy hat to put on and was running around the place. Robin Williams exuded joy and its sad to hear it wasn't always in his heartMy Robin Williams story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Number 77. The number of god, of creation and fables.The Number 73 years ago in Personal More Like This
The number that wasn't enough to end my life.
I kept waiting for some sign, some side-effect. none.
I feel that even if I swallowed all the pills in our cabinet, my life would be incapable of ending.
Into the stars I looked in the darkness of childhood and promised that if it were to continue,
5th grade would be the end. I would ensure it. Ironically enough, that year and the next were the only ones
that I was not depressed.
November. Hand shaking. 3, glistening white orbs. Into the mouth. Time for school.
I would finish later. I would do it this time. I never felt so damn sure.
Then a story slips, god-words
from an aged human mouth. The butterfly, the soul, my symbol. meaning.
I feel the meaning of my existence, and the universe is screaming for me to continue.
"This is not where you die" the voice whispers.
"this is not where I die" I repeat. trying to believe.
Woohoo!!!GREAT JOB TO THE PEOPLE IN THE MUSICAL!!!!!!!! All of you guys were amazing. Don't listen to what people are saying about it, you guys were great, and that's what matters! Tech crew was great tooWoohoo!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, 24 days left of school!!! I can. Not. Wait. This year has zoomed by, but watch the next few days go so slow molasses could beat them. No lie. I mean, we still have a novel study to finish, career day if we're going to be doing that, and SO much to do. Personally, I don't count the last few days of school. I usually love the last week or so because of yearbooks, activities, etc. The only thing I can wait for is saying goodbye to everyone. On the bright side, Dance is almost done too!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO *cough* sorry...
One thing I want to reflect on. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, there's a line in chapter six that says, 'There was a lady in the moon of Maycomb. She sat at a dresser combing her hair.' I honestly don't know how to interpret that. It sounds so beautiful, and s
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTCreate and Sell Motion Books on deviantART1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!