-Softness Art- Vol.VIIJoin Us! :iconsoftness-art:-Softness Art- Vol.VII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
San Francisco, Golden Gate by alierturk:thumb284136834:
Bait by IMustBeDeadC minor by werol:thumb285905444:
Sugary sweetness cookies and milk by The-Cute-StormThe Cutest by MarinaCoricSmall Beauty by Lady-Tori
dream. by Yvonnne92Minkiun by colpewoleLet the pounding seconds go by AlicjaRodzik
I loved a flower by Al-BaumPrima Ballerina by CitrusfruktQuiet Time by Queen-Kitty
Cookie Jar by TheCameraGirlbrittany by payleyjeanThis is strange... by Fra-Emer
Giselle's Dream 03 by MonicaEngSunday evening part III by Myra-czShe wore the season. (IV) by ellylucas
seafoam by ZaratopsRaffaello by lidaCAbout to fall. by dragonfly-oli
HAMSTER by CassiesCrueOlka II by rosesforherSuesse Architektur by JustHoldMe
:thumb286918135:enclosed time by ankazhuravleva:thumb290251957:
Brighter than the sun v.1 by bwaworgasugar glider 3 by Cvet04ekTenderness of cold morning by Cvet04ek
The neighbor's cat by Alessia-IzzoThe Golden Afternoon by fourteatwo:thumb287863485:
200. by greenday862entailing. by opriscountitled by oprisco
:thumb289864019:Russian ballerina by halucynowa.. by w6n3oshaq
Butterfly by cherriladycaged raven by DarkGomoDaydreams by Emily-White
Treasure by HolunderIn the middle of the morning by Alessia-IzzoCup of Beauty by Stefania-R
words are flowers of silence by LittleFlair:thumb19700
Artgerm's chatroom is now open!I've got tons of questions daily asking me all kind of questions regarding my art and digital art in general. Therefore I've decided to setup a dedicated chatroom as a contact point with fans and friends. I hope this will be a good way to answer some of your questions. Granted I won't be around all day but I will try my best to be present as much as my schedule allows. ( Be reminded that I live in Singapore so if you are not from Asia, I will probably be sleeping when you are awake! )Artgerm's chatroom is now open!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The chatroom is called Artgermination > http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/Artgermination
If you prefer to purchase my art outside dA, here is an alternative. You can find something different over there, such as iphone cases.
My Google+ account is ready. Please add me if you want a more "personal" connection with me and my life outside DeviantArt.
See you there!
Methods of rationality reviewI used to think that fan-fictions are mostly silly, but to take a well known book like Harry Potter and to completely re-invent it, all while teaching people about rationality, science and reasoning?Methods of rationality review3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That takes some serious writing skills.
I recommend you read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality here as well:
Beware that it's not even concluded and that the unfinished story will probably leave you hanging at the last chapter.
Nevertheless it's a gread read.
I much prefer Eliezer Yudkowsky's Harry Potter to the original.
It's almost as if Harry Potter is replaced by someone like Ender from Ender's game, no longer someone who constantly suffers and complains, but someone who takes control/advantage of every possible situation.
One hundred and seven thumbs up.
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:
WAKE UP ADMINS!:ICONOxfol: http://www.Oxfol.DEVIANTART.COM has been posting stolen photos of models for nearly 2 months now.WAKE UP ADMINS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
WHY DOES IT TAKE 2 FREAKING MONTHS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT AN OBVIOUS ART THIEF?!
WHY AM I THE ONE HAVING TO TAKE ACTION ABOUT THE NOTES FROM PEOPLE THAT I GET THAT SAY: "ART THIEF ON FRONTPAGE, PLEASE HELP"
I'M NOT A FREAKING ADMIN! WAKE UP ADMINS!
IF SOPA PASSES DA IS GOING TO CRUSH AND BURN BECAUSE YOU DO NOTHING ABOUT ART THIEVES ON THE FRONTPAGE FOR MONTHS!
(Wooo. My journal reached an admin in only 1 hour and now everything is under "permission form". But seriously, in a case like this there should be a block against posting new works if there are so many permission issues in the gallery already)
Marry Christmas/ Free Print Give-AwayHo ho ho I wish everyone some damn good christmas time (or whatever you are celebrating in the coming days[forgive me for my ignorance]) and a happy new year. I'll be away for a more then nearlly two week so no updates from me, but I hope I'll be able to show some new stuff related to my mouldy king story: http://themouldyking.tumblr.com/Marry Christmas/ Free Print Give-Away1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I know it's late, but nevertheless I would love to give away a print for free
///What will you get?
A secret painting related to my 'The Mouldy King'-Project, that will be limited to only one print ever. Size will be A4 (8,2 x 11,8inch).
///What do you have to do?
Everyone can participate
a. You have to watch me
b. Write a comment in this journal that contains atleast the words "me! me! no me!"
b. Add this journal entry to your favorites
/// Who will get it?
I will give every comment a random number and then use a random generator to select the winner in exactly 11 days when I'll be back again
***THE LOST KIDS ART CONTEST HAS BEGUN!***LOST KIDS ART CONTEST BEGINS NOW!***THE LOST KIDS ART CONTEST HAS BEGUN!***3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Draw a Lost Kids Cover!
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
[w00t!] 3rd Place: $100 [w00t!]
[Hi!] But wait! That is not all! [Hi!]
All Top Three Winners will have their work as Covers/Variant Covers for the Lost Kids comic books to be published late 2012!
It should also be noted that all three winners will also receive a copy of the comic book their cover will be featured on, just thought I would put this out there
[Bullet; Red] Easy! Draw one or more characters from the Lost Kids universe in any way you imagine (i.e. sketch card, pin-up, B/W, CGI, Digital or Traditional Art, etc)
[Bullet; Red] Artwork must be 11x17in in size and with at least 300dpi
[Bullet; Red] Your layout must leave room for the Lost Kids logo but do not include it in your art.
[Bullet; Red] Check out our website for more information about all the characters and feel
Owl puzzle raffle!Raffle number one. Since I got new samples AND found some things in my studio cupboards while searching for some things:Owl puzzle raffle!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Prepare for raffles. Yay!
This week you can get one of these:
What you have to do:
Comment and fav the journal. That way you're "in".
When's the deadline:
I will announce the winner on the 27th and post the new raffle.
You can participate in EVERY raffle like always.
Double your chances:
The other puzzle will be given away via Facebook. You can't miss the entry. Both winners will be drafted seperately.
As always and as most people know I will add a little extra to the package. Signing is optional.
All fingers and paws crossed. Good luck!
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Snippy: poem of doomI've a lot of time on my hands living inside the whale and such. ....So, today I wrote a poem about Captain:Snippy: poem of doom3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh Captain, my Captain! I say it to mock,
You're lucky as hell but to me you're a c***.
Please spare me the missions, I've no head for heights,
Balloons and big lists lead me only to blights.
Evading the probes of an alien race,
Then having to witness your > : ( angry face...
But what choice have I? I'm involved in these fights,
With Cancerous space-monsters full of red sprites,
And Lemonade weirdos and God knows what next,
Just how can you stay so serene and unvexed?
What price should I pay for your simple delights,
Be eaten by whales after soiling my whites?
I know you won't listen, but you'll come unstuck,
And one of these days you'll run right out of luck,
Your empire will fall, and your ego besides,
It's karma for sure, like the turn of the tides,
And then I will lol, sitting in my own muck,
Coz after all this I just won't
IT'S HEEEERE!!!THE LONG AWAITED TFP SEASON FINALE REVIEW/COMMENTARY!!IT'S HEEEERE!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm so sorry this took nearly 3 months to do =v=;;;
first it was computer problems, then school was getting in the way, and I had lost motivation at one point
BUT I'm on Christmas break now, so let's do it! : D
Brace yourself, this is gonna be a long one!
Transformers Prime Episode 24: "One Shall Rise Part 1"
"Why is the blood of Unicron erupting from Earth?"
Quick question, why does EVERYONE refer to Dark Energon as the 'Blood of Unicron'
I mean I know that's what it is, but blood, even regular Energon, is usually in liquid form when being used
but Dark Energon is almost always in solid form...?
I'm probably missing something ignore me =v=;;;
OPTIMUS NOOOOOOOOOOO :iconsadfaceplz:
BULKHEAD TO THE RESCUE AWW YIS
Me The few seconds after Arcee calls for Bulk:
"DRIVE BULKHEAD DRIVE DRIIIVE
NOW CLOSE THE PORTAL OH GOSH HE'S GONNA GO IN DGKNERGMSEFGHERKSDA?GSFNHGKNRKBGKDSFD"
The Darkness II Contest TweetThe Darkness II Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Draw a page for
the 100th Issue of
The Darkness comic!
Read Official Rules »
In the new game, "The Darkness II" by 2k Games, it's been two years since Jackie Estacado took his revenge on those who killed his girlfriend and became the Don of a New York crime family. A strange and terrible power called The Darkness has remained locked tightly inside him, but now it's ready to come out once again.
Let your own inner demons out to play and join Jackie in his brutal internal battle against The Darkness by drawing a
three-panel comic using the script created by Top Cow writers.
Become a pro by winning and have your three-pan
Best Of April 2012Best Of April 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
O OPTIMIZED by anjushaWin-Dose 3 by Pierre-Lagarde
muroyImalub by umayumayexercises: synthesis by mishozooEleKtriKal Sun 2 by Pierre-Lagarde
Mirror by Poromaa.AL. by dasTOKLe fond de l'air est rouge by cameraflou
Hanami by mheufprecarious juggler (colour) by M-oreverWindows in the Sky by DpressedSoul
the damned by baspunk744 by horstdesignExplorations Aprile 27 2012 by LuGiais
ACTALast week we've stopped Sopa and now it's time for ACTA:ACTA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Educate yourself, spread the message!
You can sign this petition as well: https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/end-acta-and-protect-our-right-privacy-internet/MwfSVNBK
However, the most important thing to do is to vote all politicians who support these ridiculous laws out of office,
or while elections aren't happening send them lots of letters and make phone calls.
We proved that this works by defeating SOPA. ACTA is next.
Toasty feature of the day goes to :iconprosaix: for delicious emotes.
Free Resources Contest #1: Fantasy This Month's Theme: FantasyFree Resources Contest #1: Fantasy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Core Contest Rules Submit Entries Here
Contest Deadline: September 15, 2011 (Thursday @ 11:59pm)
This contest is the first of our monthly themed contests! Hurrah!! Please read the Core Contest Rules before starting, and remember to stick to our theme of FANTASY.
This is a free resources contest to encourage people to contribute free resources, so please don't submit anything for which you expect to be paid. If you like being helpful and generous, then this is a contest for you!
Everyone can enter up to 5 deviations, which may include all kinds of resources such as fonts, Photoshop brushes, textures, tutorials, 3D models, stock images, video resources, or anything other type of resources found in
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART IdentitydeviantART Customisation FAQ6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FAQ01 - How do I change my username?
FAQ02 - How do I change my username symbol?
FAQ03 - How do I change my avatar?
FAQ04 - How do I change my profile information?
FAQ05 - How do I change my signature?
FAQ06 - How do I add widgets?
FAQ07 - How do I remove widgets?
FAQ08 - How do I change the order of my widgets?
FAQ09 - How do I edit widgets?
FAQ10 - How do I add a custom background?
FAQ11 - How do I repeat my custom background?
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRAHere's some of the most amazing and invaluable advice you'll most-likely ever get from one of my good colleagues and legends in comics/gaming, creator JOE MADUREIRA. It's what i've been preaching to you aspiring artists since i arrived on DA, but i think his POV says it perfectly:TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...FROM JOE MADUREIRA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*WARNING: SOME MATURE LANGUAGE*
"DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST?
Or a successful WORKING PROFESSIONAL?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I'm not usually a soapbox type guy, I don't like instructing people, and I think I'm a terrible teacher. But hey, it's Friday and I'm in a strange mood. So here goes:
I've noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: "Where should I go to school?" "What classes should I take?" "What should I study for anatomy?" "What pencils and paper do you use?" "Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?" "How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?" "When
ENTRIES FOR CAPTAIN FACE CONTEST! Zee Captain by PiratetrekieRA Zee Captain's Scooter by SpudaFettcancer bag by SpudaFettFirst day of me as a Captain - Contest Entry by perelka-lZEE CAPTAIN by BunnyNuggetz:thumb275378132:Reindeers all zee way by LinkskiERROR ... Captain Zoidberg by Tyliss:thumb275322994::thumb275330525:Zee Captian's face by TsunamiRaineZee Captain by radioactivechildeZee Captain by DoodlingDragonHe already rules the world by DoodlingDragonLe Contest Entry by ADDICT-Se:thumb275190434:SPEED PAINT CAPTAIN by LainaBearHow can you resist zee captains eyes? by FalseSecurityA christmas miracle by CrimsonSunCAPTAIN of Tape by TheLizardLordRobocap by phantomuzumakiZee glorious Captain by phantomuzumakiWasteland Legend by LiveMyndCapitalist Boob by jtoblerZee Captain Portrait Entry by GraphicSamuraiZee Christmas is coming by cilbee:thumb274503696:Contest by TheMilwaukeeProtocolZee captain by ChessasWorldZee Corgi and Mr. Kitty by nscmseiyaryuZee Captain in the Stained Glass by AllerleiArtRA: What a Cute Puppy by EszitrilZee Captain. by clipNETZee Captain by RitualistOrigin by SilverWingsSatSuRomantically Apocalyptic: Captain by superoxideCaptain on a Unicorn by KiptayZee True Face by 3K-moreZee Captain by TilskKarishmazee captain by fifi-poodleGreat Pony Mustache by Ikariuga:thumb272591263:Captain Shimeji Desktop Buddy by BlueSmudge:thumb272549023:Romancing the Public by SamannaGene-ocideZee Captain's Army by batcat1RA: The Show Must Go On by EszitrilCaptain by LeonSpiresZee Catty by DaraykaZee Captain - Merry Christmas by WonderlandCavemanim on a horse by NerezaFireZee Droid by Ra100x:thumENTRIES FOR CAPTAIN FACE CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
no talentno talent2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is my final say in the argument against natural born talent vs skill. we all start out by drawing scribbles that slightly resemble things. i was about 3 yrs old here., and had probably already been drawing for some time since i was brought up in a family of artists. drawing only gives back with the time we give to it, and it takes a lot of patience, more needed in the beginning, and a lot of determination to keep at it even though we are continually frustrated.
hope this inspires some of you to keep going, or some of you to start, it will be even better if more of you, my dA friends, stop making excuses saying you werent born with the ability to make your dreams come true. the only thing holding you back is yourself. drawing is but a skill which we learn through lots of practice, determination, observation and patience. if you also have the undenied passion for it, you may see yourself getting further than others.
it also helps if you're able to be ho
Tip of the Day: Ability to block outTip of the Day: sometimes the ability to forget or block out is just as important as the ability to remember or concentrate. There are always going to be thoughts that won't do us any good.Tip of the Day: Ability to block out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
Know your origin: Some history of our craftYou know, as digital artists we have some amazing tools available to us to help bring our imaginations to life.Know your origin: Some history of our craft3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest graphic tablets (now affordable for most anyone,) matched with the latest high-definition screens (displaying billions of colors,) connected to the latest computers (whose size are measured in inches and not feet,) all to render work near instantaneously. It's hard to imagine that with what we have today, publishers and artists were using these same types of devices as much as 40 years ago to set type, scan images, or even draw pictures.
So if you were an artist in the late 1970's, what would it have been like?
Well, click here (or above) to watch a video to get a bit of an idea.
If that's anything to go by, straight-up drawing was still a little out of reach. But you could scan drawings, save them, view them on a screen, scale them,
Secrets On How ToAlright I guess I'm gonna make another rant, and this one's been bugging me for the longest time. And I'm going to be as BLUNT as I will be and not sugar coat anything I'm about to say.Secrets On How To2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Often do I hear things like:
"what custom brushes do you use"
"how do you achieve this blur/ focus effect"
"how did you get the colors to go this way and that"
"what technique or computer program did you use"
What I rarely get asked for is:
"What did you study to be more efficient at drawing."
"What is an efficient way to study how to render certain types of materials"
"How do you practice proper lighting when painting?"
Guys I'm just gonna say it now, there's no shortcut to art. I work primarily in digital mediums now but I do have a solid foundation in traditional mediums. I didn't simply go out and buy a $400 tablet and instantly got to where I am today. I use custom brushes and special effects in my pieces, but they only take up less than 3% of the overall work. There's sti
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10character contest complete2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
The Lonely Pathby techgnotic/of depthRADIUSThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.