How it began :)First of thank you Theta Helion for the three month. Totally unexpected and thoroughly appreciatedHow it began :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get asked a lot how I have surrounded myself with a nice array of models. It truly is very hard to do in the beginning. Sites like model mayhem are good but can be mind numbing. So how did it all happen?
As a young man, I fell in love with hooters wings. Everywhere I travelled, I made it a point to check out the "local" hooters. Now this was in my late teens, early twenties. Fast forward to two years ago. I had started doing the model mayhem thing and there I found a few women and it was cool but hard at the same time. I had just started shooting and had zero port. Luckily though there are a lot of women who want to be models and if your not a total freak and weird you can shoot them. Still wasn't satisfied.
So I went up to the local hooters and it hit me. Tons of women, most gorgeous, build a good rep and bam it might work haha. So Abe and I talked one into coming into the studio
The Slenderman: Myth or Reality?This I have yet to find out because every 'official' source I go to claims he was made up yet there are reports of "The Tall Man" sightings dating back all the way to the 1800's and there are even Brazilian cave drawings depicting a tall figure with long arms leading a child by the hand. There was even a diary entry by a man in Germany somewere around 1817 (if I recall correctly) sorrowing over the fact that he'd lost his son, Lars, who had earlier claimed he saw "The Angel" but he didn't believe the child's story until he mysteriously disappeared without a trace shortly after the sighting. There is also tons of photographic evidence of this entity (most of which appear altered but some look genuine), including one photo in particular that was taken the day fourteen children went missing (the photo was later convinscated by police as evidence).The Slenderman: Myth or Reality?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So my only question is; Does Der Großmann truly exist?
DudeWhen I went to go get a shower this morning, Sarafina scratched at the bathroom door wanting in. I let her in and she meowed at me repeatedly then laid on the floor while I brushed my teeth/etc and then I had to force her out when I had to get a shower. Then she starts sticking her paws under the door and swiping, I swipe back at her a few times and get in the shower. And even while I'm standing in the freaking shower I can STILL see her sticking her paws under the door. Then, when I get out, she scratches the door again and I let her in. She lies down on the mat right in front of the shower and watches me dry off and get dressed. When I started blow-drying my hair she was looking at me like "WTF are you doing?" XD ever since, she's been following me all around the damn house doing goofy shit like jumping on top of the dryer and lying flat on her back with her feet in the air.Dude2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Macro Spotlight Vol. 132MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 1326 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 132
Dandy Blue and Drops
Tears from the moon
All I Need
Gimmy the spider
dA Life #05: Art For AlldA Life #05: Art For All3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the fifth dA Life blog, a series created to help you enjoy your time on dA and use it's many tools for sharing your art, appreciating other people's art and taking part in the wonderful community that we have here.
I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
- William Morris
As this is the last dA Life blog before the end of 2011, I'd like to invite you to make a new year's resolution with Fella, to celebrate your love for art and revel in the experience of creation, to let inspiration lift and carry you, to follow your passion and to immerse yourself in your development and growth as an artist.
As every great journey begins with the first step, every great artist has to start somewhere. deviantART is a great place to begin your creative journey and find support and encouragement. There are many experienced and professional artists here but the unique thing about dA is it's eve
Be Creative for Fuck's Sake !thank you all !Be Creative for Fuck's Sake !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?I wanted to share this post I've seen on Tumblr. As a professionnal artist, I already know that I underprice my commissions. When you are a freelance, a drawing is generally 500€ to 1000€ when you're a beginner. On DA, I generally sell them at 30/50€. What to think about the new commission system, knowing that I'm already leaving my commissions for a low price?DA COMMISSIONS: WTF?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You can easily understand: why do you open commissions then?
Well,I love drawing for other people, and most of commissionners don't even know the real price of a drawing (now you know!). But when I open commissions, this is because I've got the time, because I love to share with commissionners, to know their universe, OCs...and because it helps me to buy new fabric for reenactments too, for sure. But... Well... Shame on you DA! O_o
How can you sell a service for only 0.2/0.4$, knowing that DA takes 20% too?! O_o
It may be a good news for commissionners, but DA, you're killing the artists by making people think that a drawing cos
300+ watchers VINYL SCRATCH GIVEAWAY! CLOSED https://www.facebook.com/NarxinbaCustoms300+ watchers VINYL SCRATCH GIVEAWAY! CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be drawing the winner soon.
They will have 24 hours to reply. Upon accepting their win, and if necessary, paying postage, I will announce that the prize has been claimed.
UPDATE (6.50pm, 2 JULY, AEST):
Winner has been contacted and they have 24 hours to respond.
If they do not respond within this time, they automatically forfeit the prize and I will draw a new winner.
UPDATE (4.50pm, 3 JULY, AEST):
There is only 2 hours left for the winner to respond. They were sent a note 22 hours ago. If they don't reply in the next 2 hours, I will randomly choose a new winner and note the new winner.
UPDATE (7.07PM, 3 JULY, AEST):
The first winner did not respond within the stated time, and therefore automatically forfeits the prize.
UPDATE (7.30pm, 4 July, Aest):
The previous winner
HOW TO USE MY STOCK(Update August 2012)HOW TO USE MY STOCK5 years ago in Personal More Like This
"I hereby grant all DeviantArtists permission to use my stock in any and all Deviant Prints without restriction."
Since I no longer have time to track and +fav every use of my stock, you are encouraged to post a link to your use of the stock on the comment area of each image, so others can see your work.
Email is the best/only way to reach me. Do not email me unless you are sure it's important! I am email@example.com
MY RULES ("'Do as thou will't shall be the whole of the law")
You are required to give me appropriate credit as photographer where and however possible. My stock is free; the way you 'pay' to use it is by crediting me. It doesn't need to be in big letters on the image, it can be in text or a link or in liner notes, or whatever - but it's your responsibility to acknowledge if my work contributes significantly to yours. If you post a link, I prefer it to be to my personal website ( www.ranum.com ) My real name is
Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word. Hello, everyone!Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please, this journal and spread the word so more people can see this.
I just got a note from honey-sempai173 telling me that someone stole my art and he/she sent a link.
I clicked on it and it showed me dA login page, but a fake one. Here it is:
Have a look at looooooong weird address in the address bar:
I didn't type username nor password, 'cos it's a fraud. If you do it by mistake, someone will be able to hack your dA account.
If you by accident get this message from honey-sempai173 or any other suspicious new deviant/or the one with no artworks in their gallery, please report them and never ever type your password in the fake login page window they re-direct you to.
Real deviantart.com login page is https://www.deviantart.com/users/login (safe to click, but won't be found if you're already logged in)
And for more info, you might wanna check winehaus's journal below on How to avo
stop making excuses!i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready, it is always a barrage of excuses.stop making excuses!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.
this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november. i don't usually promote stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!
so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a
Be Creative for Fuck's Sake !for those of you, who didn't see it yet : )Be Creative for Fuck's Sake !3 years ago in Personal More Like This
a collaboration with ikate http://ikate.deviantart.com/
SOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and CensorshipMissing The PointSOPA, Hypocrisy, Scandal, DMCA, and Censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Points Giveaway - celebr8ing 3 years on dA: winner:iconkittydividerplz::iconkittydivider2plz::iconkittydivider3plz::iconkittydivider4plz::iconkittydivider5plz:Points Giveaway - celebr8ing 3 years on dA: winner2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello, my lovely deviantart fellows!
3rd Octobar is my 3rd birthday on dA, so I decided to celebrate it with you.
Thank you all so much for more than 350,000 pageviews, 4 Daily Deviations, and all the lovely feedback you've given to me.
To celebrate my 3rd dA birthday, I want to give something to you as well.
to one lucky person!
How to participate?
It's very easy. All you have to do is fav this journal* in order to participate.
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job.)
Random.org generator will pick one lucky winner, and voila!
Have fun and good luck!
+ some of my most loved
pls take a look at Turkey for a moment.i dont usually jump on bandwagons for important causes, im so lame, although i am known to rant day in and day out in my blog. however the way that the growingly authoritarian turkish government is treating its secular citizens is so shameful, and living in the middle of this it is touching me. using tear gas and water cannons is nothing new in turkey of course -unfortunately - but on friday as the police attacked peaceful park occupiers in the center of the city, ppl had enough and suddenly arrived in thousands. some have died and hundreds are wounded, and the protests extended throughout the country over the weeked. although the TV is not showing *anything* of the events in an effort to silence the people, save for one small channel (Halk, which is right now showing live feed from Ankara where the police is attacking people), the social media is doing the job. andpls take a look at Turkey for a moment.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Daily Vitamin Feature Vol. 363This is homeDaily Vitamin Feature Vol. 3632 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whatever Happened to New Earth? act 1 completeSome time ago I did a pages for :iconiskander77: , about what happened after Flashpoint IF the New52 never had happened. Like a proper send off to the pre new52 Universe. A more ideal farewell similar to "Whatever happenened to the man of tomorrow?"Whatever Happened to New Earth? act 1 complete6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The final product is here, in the group :icondc-newearth: and in :iconiskander77: page.
Thanks to :iconponyraptor: &:iconfantasticmystery: for cover my mistakes.
Online Retouching Workshopidaniphotography Online Retouching Workshops.Book your session now!Online Retouching Workshop1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Real-time photoshop workshop session, one-on-one basis over the internet, using Skype's screen-share feature.
For more details please use the contact form or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Retouching WorkshopReal-time photoshop workshop session, one-on-one basis over the internet, using Skype's screen-share feature.Online Retouching Workshop2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For more details please use the contact form or mail to email@example.com
workshop info!!Hey Folks,workshop info!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to update you on my LA workshop on August 22 & 23. I'm pleased to announce three of the four beautiful models I've booked for the workshop, Jessi June, Lana Lopez and Stephy C who you have seen numerous times in PB as Mariela Henderson. All are highly experienced.
Jessi has been seen in lots of print and all over the web here are a few: Easy Riders Aug. 2012 Centerfold, Penthouse Sept. 2012 16 picture feature, Maxim Magazine, Jacques Magazine, Sports Edition, Maxim Mexico and many many more. http://sta.sh/2xeqhx7vtby
Stephy C aka Mariela Henderson has been all over Playboy: Playboy's Girls of the Big Ten, College Girls, Natural Beauties, Cyber Girl of the Week, College Girls, Sexy 100, Playboy Main Magazine, and Cyber Girl Xtra for the month of September 2010. The list goes on and on..... http://sta.sh/21v02da2zkww
Lana Lopez graced the cover of the June, 2010 issue of "Import Tuner" and has been featured on the cover of "Girls of Lowrider" magazine. C
Hey I paint live.http://www.livestream.com/danluvisiartHey I paint live.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Come watch. I'm on every now and then, but I'm painting something right now.
Warning: your childhood will be ruined.
Update WebsiteI'm so happy - the update of my website http://www.drachenphoto.de is ready and online.Update Website2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With the help of some friends I was able to write the code of the new site and so I had a lot to do during the last weeks.
There are so many pictures like never before - I hope you will enjoy them. But there are also many pictures I have to work on, so some portraits and landscapes but also nude pictures.
Please feel free to share the website on facebook or wherever you want. Like it and if you want to set a link from your site to my one, please let me know it. Thank you!
'Devoilees...', my second book now available..."Dévoilées..." my second book is now available, and also for IPad, IPhones and smartphones.'Devoilees...', my second book now available...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I present in this document black and white photos taken in the past five years with some of
my favorite models.
You can can preview it here: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/370251-devoilees