SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and Youhttp://spyed.deviantart.com/journal/Regarding-SOPA-amp-deviantART-269431917 $spyed's journal entry regarding this.SOPA, Internet, Censorship, and You3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act - Wikipedia
This is a informative article, outside of the normal DLD activities, to bring awareness to a pair of bills currently under much discussion and debate. These bills are called called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIP (Protect IP), presented to the House of Representatives and the senate (respectively) in the United States. Later in this article, we will also discuss how these bills have a world wide significance. At the end of the article are several links to the actual bill, news articles, and forum/journals related to this topic. Our aim here is to give to a brief overview, and to answer some questions concerning this debate.
SOPA itself is an attempt to stop online piracy both domestic and foreign by the United States Gov't. It employs a variety of tactics in order to achieve this, including scannin
Resources Part One: Tutorials & ScriptsHere we are nearly half way through 2012! I would like to thank all of you who make these wonderful resources.Resources Part One: Tutorials & Scripts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ordered alphabetically by person and probably incomplete are the tutorials and scripts I've employed & enjoyed.
"Preparing the Mobius/Juliascope Base" by :iconakurapare:
"Painting a Fractal" by :iconchaosfissure:
"Gnarl Flower Tutorial" by :iconEpogh:
"Bipolar Tutorial" by :iconfractaldesire:
"Grand Julian Gems Tutorial" by :iconjimpan1973:
"Juliascope Apo Tutorial" by :iconMoonhigh:
"Working with Gaskets in Apophysis" by :iconMoonhigh:
"Foci and Unpolar Tutorial" by :iconpillemaster:
"Endless Flame Tutorial" :thumb2
UF TutorialsZooreka's VideosUF Tutorials8 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. UFT-001 - Moving Around
2. UFT-002 A Basic Spiral
3. UFT-003 UF Gradients
4. UFT-004 Masking in UF
Please try downloading these videos everyone. If you have any questions please note us or :Zooreka:
Tutorials for those who are just starting to use Ultra-Fractal by Velvet--Glove
A Chat-Tip from Velvet--Glove
To view any of the thumbnails referenced in the text paste the following URL into the address bar and add the deviation thumbnail number on the end: (http)://www.deviantart.com/
Your original characters needed !Hello there~Your original characters needed !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So after New Year , I've been planning to do a bigger project , since I'll get my tablet on christmas and need something to work and practice on . I've decided to feature some OCs in my first drawings . It's for practice and fun [ Since I doubt that I'll be able to draw any picture full of perfection after a few days with the new tablet ] and I bet it'll be nice to draw something different or a creation of someone else .
About the project :
I was planning to put the OCs , which I recieve [ If I get enough together ] into groups of 3 . Those will be based on their outlooks and how they fit to the theme in which I will draw them in . Here they are ! :
- China / Japan
- Black / White
I will accept 11 OCs [ One of them will be mine ] . Everyone can hand in SEVERAL characters , but only one will get in .
About the original characters :
- ANY fandom is fine , I just won't draw in an specific style . I'll draw them all in MINE , so don't be disappointed
- I do p
Sailor Metallia Contest - CLOSED -As you may now know, Metallia was once Good way before she found about the famous Moon Imperial Silver Crystal's infinite powers. And as I explained in previous deviations, she was friends with Sailor Sun.Sailor Metallia Contest - CLOSED -3 years ago in Personal More Like This
History of Queen Callisto & Queen Metallia : Callisto & Metallia are the same age. They are both born from the same Galaxy. They were so close, everybody thaught they were sisters. But they were so different. We all know that Metallia's thurst for chaos and destrustion and she found she had a wierd facination for the Earth. So many people she could currupt and feed on their hatred. War was her way of living. But for Callisto, she was the complete opposite. She was the Light itself. Her energy purified dark souls and her light could cure any desease. But she didn't like to mingle with any kind of other lifeforms. Other than for Metallia. But when she found out that her friend had risen an army to take over the Earth, she retreated herself at her tem
Happy holidays from deviantART!Happy holidays from deviantART!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite art
BACK TO BLUETHE BLUEBACK TO BLUE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
dreamcatcher by LuizaLazar Blue dartfrog by AngiWallace Martin pescatore by FrancoBorsiWildLife Frozen Dragonfly by imaagination Did you recognize me at the quiz? by Allerlei Australian Spotted Jellyfish by RoyallyCrimson
Fall Aster by gigi50 :thumb326812726: Sculptural by Althytrion
:thumb298543134: Love of Winter by FramedByNature :thumb290099100: Reichstag Dome by IsacGoulart
.:La Bicyclette:. by MissLaurelle Rainbow by Vitaly-Sokol Space girl by Vitaly-Sokol Mystic Lilies by ladymorgana beauty by armchairpsychologist fragility. by luanalani
Brina by pmyers Ice dragon by Taorich forhekset by JustRiven Bluboo by Zedul
sky and sea II by JustRiven Ocean by Laura-Ferreira Octopus by FlexDreams Handsome by MustafaSEZER Mati by sylmac
Mermaid's Eye by Phatpuppyart-Studios Mermaid Eye by cryingunderwater Beckon by Phatpuppyart-Studios Blue Moon by EnchantedWhispersArt Updated Frozen umbrella by LB-digital Surrounded by amygdaladesign Hinata attacks by Juhani ICED by alexiuss Energia , animacio by ladyjudina Melancholy Moon by AmberCrystalElf :thumb301823871: Na'vi - Avatar by Laura-Ferreira .blue. by namiyammi GOLDFISH by MirellaSantana :thumb313918368: Guardians of the Night by amygdaladesign :thumb300664248: She Who Waits For No One by damilepidus Moon Fairy by EnchantedWhispersArt :thumb277971784:
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Cutie Mark Requests are OPEN! (Read for details!):iconpink-pplz::iconpink-lplz::iconpink-eplz::iconpink-aplz::iconpink-splz::iconpink-eplz:Cutie Mark Requests are OPEN! (Read for details!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you do requests (i.e. make cutiemarks) then tell us and we add you to the list.
If you're making a request (i.e. want a cutiemark), then please directly contact those on this list who take them.
Currently the following people take Cutie Mark Requests (official + OC):
:iconKinnichi: Kinnichi To request something from Kinnichi go this way -> http://www.ponychan.net/chan/art/res/79694.html
:iconlahirien: Lahirien (Check page for availability.)
Thoughts on Caius BalladI will probably be eternally hated by a lot of you but right now, I could care less. I need an outlet and this is the only one I have.Thoughts on Caius Ballad9 months ago in Personal More Like This
So. Caius Ballad. I don't know much about the XIII trilogy compared to some of the other games in Final Fantasy. However, I know enough about Caius that I've formed a solid opinion on him as a character. It hit me a day or two ago that he is exactly what the High Rulers of my stories would turn into if I didn't write them as animals with strong wills. For one, Caius was driven mad from his inability to save Yeul from dying after receiving her final vision. The High Rulers have suffered the same: they've seen countless friends die over their 6,000 year lifespan.
One reason they haven't gone mad is because they process grief differently than a man. Caius, for all his power and immortality, is still human. Suzaku, being what he is, doesn't fully understand death's permanence. He grieves like anyone would when a friend dies but it's forever laced with
Who's Excited?!FRC Kickoff is in three days!Who's Excited?!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Any guesses about what this season's game is going to be (kudos if you end up in the ballpark!)? Do your teams have any new build season strategies for this year that you've been planning out? Are you guys going to get your Kit of Parts and immediately go to the drawing board? Just how excited are you, really?!
/obligatory kickoff blog entry for the group
Odyssey Into 2012 Visit our Official Chatroom and Group.Odyssey Into 20123 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Odyssey Into 2012
She has awakened before a gate she has no memory of opening. She has no name, and
no memory of how she came to be here, at the first station of a fateful quest she
does not understand but knows she must continue.
Who is she?
Only you will bring her to life.
Only you will tell her story in your words and your art.
How can I contribute to the story?
How can I contribute to the story?
Only you will bring her to life and guide her on her quest.
Only you will tell her story with your own words and your own illustrations.
FailureWell, this is awkward.Failure3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I guess my plan had some minor flaws. Namely that when you tie up deviantART staff with yarn and lock them in their office supply closet, they can use scissors and letter openers to break free. I even put a mirror on the inside of the door to confuse them! How did they know that was the way out? They're some smart humans.
They broke free, activated their laser pointers, and regained control of the servers and databases while we were dreadfully distracted. Now, everything is back to normal on deviantART. Worst of all, they said we "were very, very bad" and that they were "disappointed in us". That guilt is hard to live with, my friends.
We're back to drawing board now. No, we won't give up hope of total world domination. We're so close, I can feel it! Watch out, world! This isn't the last you'll see of FUR.
But world domination will have to wait until another day. Who's ready for a cat nap?
Best of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan ArtBest of: Zelda Majora's Mask Fan Art6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The best of the best: Fan art of Zelda's Majora's Mask.
Majora's by Gahiko
Majora's Mask (Fan Poster) by Image-Six
Skull Kid - Majoras Mask by kit-a-ga-wa
MM: Fierce Deity VS Majora by KurkoBoltsi
Majora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiioMajora's Mask - Wooden Replica by supermaRiio
Majora's Mask by KirstyCarter
Majora's Mask by Arabesque91 DoA: Playing With The Moon by Orioto
The Skull Kid by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask: The Clockworks by EternaLegend
Majoras Mask: The Moon by MaxGrecke
Full Moon by Sabretoontigers
Majora's Beast by JohnnyCagoMajora by JohnnyCagoThe clocktown puppeteer by JohnnyCago
Majora's Mask by CindyAA
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
Small tipsWhen you are following and making things with :iconsatania:'s lovely tutorial for Splits/Elliptic (found here: )Small tips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here comes a few small tips for the Final Form...
Julian - add in variables-table
Julian-power: - 2
To get variations to the form - go to Triangle... flip the final triangle on the side... Move it up and down or side to side or both
BiPolar is another fun thing to play with...
Step into variables - look at how 0 (zero) looks against 1 (one).
Again - move the final triangle up and down.... Flip it over...... make it smaller or
Christmas Projects To Look Forward ToUpdate: 11/27/14 12:02pm Alright, well for anyone who has looked at this list I had to move everyone down by one in the numbers for the 25 Days Of SSMU Dollars as I forgot to add SSMU to the list and I would really like to open it up with doll of her, as without her none of us would doing SSMU dolls now if she had never created it. So we all owe thanks to her and I'm going to do her first. Also got new character added to the 25 Days Of Mascots, so guys keep signing up for this.Christmas Projects To Look Forward To1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Alright guys I got two little projects I plan on doing during December for Christmas and they are going to be 25 Days Of SSMU Dollars and 25 Days Of SSMU Mascots. Meaning for the 25 days till Christmas each day I will post one doll up of an SSMU Doller in Christmas theme clothing and I will also post up one doll of an SSMU Mascot in Christmas theme clothing. I may just post the dolls together on one art piece, meaning on one pic put the doll of the S
BBC wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 competitionI'm delighted that two of my wildlife paintings made it to the finals of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the year 2012 competition! It's the Tawny Owl in the category 'British Birds' and a jellyfish in 'Natural World'.BBC wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 competition3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please, wish me luck!
Ponyscape v0.1Ponyscape v0.2 has been released!! Check it out here: http://flutterguy317.deviantart.com/journal/Ponyscape-v0-2-344648276Ponyscape v0.12 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will keep this journal and the files up for anyone who wants to use the previous version.
It is with great joy that I present you with my custom version of Inkscape that I have so lovingly dubbed "Ponyscape". For the past month or two, I've been working on improving Inkscape whenever I could find some free time (which wasn't easy ). I've been using my custom Inkscape version in my most recent vectors, and am proud to announce that I feel it is ready to be released to the masses! For anyone running Windows, you can download the entire package, unzip it using 7zip or winrar, and run inkscape.exe. If you want to compile from source or are not on Windows, download the Inkscape source from their website (http://www.inkscape.org) and apply the source patch (if you need help with this, feel free to send me a note).
Don't under-sell yourself 100 points = $1Don't under-sell yourself5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I see so many people on here under-selling themselves, and I've read and talked with lots of folks about how it's been ruining the business on this website. It may be good for the kids who only want to pay 10 cents for commissions, but it's bad for the person doing the artwork and especially bad for people who set their prices realistically trying to make REAL money. Be it for bills, goals, etc.
I've seen other people make journals like this, and now I'm gonna do it too.
If you raise your prices, you and the artists around you can earn more money.
When I see people under-selling their work, I sometimes point it out and try to encourage them to reconsider what they're doing and how changing would be much more beneficial to them.
I know some people are scared to change their prices. "No one will commission me if I do!" But imagine what would happen if all the people you see around you under-selling themselves raised their prices? Fan
*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!Watched Frozen today and it was quite the mess of Scandinavian culture and stereotypes. Don't get defensive if you really love the movie. It was indeed a cultural mess, but in an entertaining way. Also, while watching it, I unintentionally came up with a somewhat sinister theory of what is going on behind the scenes of the main story. (Keep in mind this is just for fun. I can't imagine this was what Disney was thinking. Consider it an alternative interpretation of the Frozen universe)*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
While it takes place in some Disney fantasy country called Arendelle, it's clearly strongly inspired by Norway, what with all the mentions of fjords and such. But the people in the royal city are wearing clothes that looks like a mix between Swedish and Norwegian dress and they raise a maypole which is mostly a Swedish tradition in Scandinavia (it's still done a few places in Denmark too and even fewer places in Norway, so really, it's seen as a Swedish thing). At one point they meet a shopkeeper who
Just as I died I got born againJust as I died I got born again3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I got lost in the doldrums of my mind
I got lost in my sweet nightmare
Clothed in a dream I wandered in my mind
I found god where he always was
Within my nightmare I found my biggest strength
Within my journey I found my biggest life
Within my life I have seen the biggest heart break
And I felt it for it was mine
And through it all I got lost in amazement
Just as I gave up I found my way again
Just as I died I got born again
The Road UntakenTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,The Road Untaken2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Just like the traveller, I am at a crossroads looking towards where I must go. In this crossroads, as in every crossroads, there are things that need let go and things that be taken along the way. One of those things that one needs to let go are the chances that would have come if only he had taken the road he did not take.
During my absence, I came to ponder about myself, what I want to do… and how I was back then. And I looked back to see how much I have changed as a person and as an artist. Reading past letters tell me that I am no longer that person whom they wrote to back then. When I came to this crossroad… I realized I have not been cherishing my time anymore. I have been too drawn to work to the point that I don't enjoy it. Maybe my highest point was when I was in Digitumblr, when I used to dra