.there is a body.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
bloodless and pale,
with dirty hands
trying to wash it all
off, because if she
cannot see it there's
a chance it won't
so she buried
the blood in the
mud with her baby
teeth, asked the
river to take it
away, felt her bones
heave a sigh as she
lay them all down
on the bank
(and no doubt he will say she was crazy, this bitch, with her tongue and her teeth and her mind)
Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronanAllow me to introduce you a wonderful professional artist and Tolkien illustrator who joined deviantArt just recently, Joe Gilronan :iconjgilronan: - jgilronan.Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronan3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
I am a full time professional artist and create work exclusively influenced by the writings of J.R.R Tolkien. I am originally from Chester, England but have lived in sunny Southern Spain for the last 6 years. I have exhibited and sold work world wide and work primarily in oils, acrylic and clay.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I suppose it all started from a very early age when I first
Arda inspired movies Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gondolin-Color-345114364Arda inspired movies4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true
Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked
Life can be wonderfully crazy if you let itNow that the holidays are upon us and the new year is just around the corner, allow me to give you a little positive life advise.Life can be wonderfully crazy if you let it4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Take a chance.
I know, it's such a lame advise you hear all the time, but it's only recently I realized that's what happened to me. I used to have such a shitty lonely life because I always said no to everything because I was afraid of people. The few times I said yes and went to parties I was uncomfortable and always ended up leaving early.
Then I was offered to be a guest at a convention and I was very close to turning that down too. Just the thought of either sitting at a table and nobody caring or too many people caring and flooding me was terrifying.
I ended up saying yes, and when I got there it turned out to be the second scenario. I was sitting in a ridiculously hot room over an indoor swimming pool and a wall of faces and arms around me asking for autographs, wanting hugs, taking photos, and all talking to me at once. Any of those people can c
.unbutton my skin.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
and let me fall out;
(a mass of red and blue strings to wind round your fingers)
A concise guide on how to get better at artSo youre a kid looking down at your anime or comic characters and wondering why after a few years of doodling things arent looking like how you imagine them in your head. Or maybe youre a college student whos wondering why the colours in your paintings arent coming out right. Maybe youre an older fellow or lady whos dabbling in art and youre having trouble with drawing hands. Whoever you are and whatever your problem, you all have something in common;A concise guide on how to get better at art5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You want to get better at representational art.
Here on deviantart its often the case where a noobie will ask a question and another noobie will answer with the very uninspired answer of "practice practice practice." At its core this advice is sound, but the noobie-teacher has just regurgitated what he or she has heard a thousand times over from other would-be noobie-teachers and has not expressed much else. Diligence is the key, but without a direction or goal this diligence might be
Resourceful study.Since I will be tied up with school...Resourceful study.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
...I thought I'd compile a collection of the reference/study materials that I use and recommend to others. I will update the list from time to time (as I discover new things).
These resources are relevant for both digital and traditional mediums as well as technique and philosophy.
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life by George Bridgman
Even if you don't draw people, I still recommend this book... as it teaches "blocking-in"/gestures. Copy the drawings/sketches from the book to help yourself build good habits.
The Zen of Seeing by Frederick Franck
Learn to see and you will learn to drawthis book explains how to see (with a more subjective approach).
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
A great reference for anyone who can't shut their brain (and
Superheroes BL Anthology: On-line orders OPENHi!Superheroes BL Anthology: On-line orders OPEN1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now that Yaoi Yuri Con #2 has finished, we are glad to announce that
ON-LINE ORDERS ARE OPEN.
Pages: 113, 14 of which are in Full Colour.
Contents: Fourteen colour illustrations and seven doujinshi by twenty talented artists from all around the world.
Aimee Akimaro Ari Yasha Beli Buku Chii Chuka Chyldea Cris-art Himitsu-Studio Karama-wari Lelia
Stop it MOAR!Deviant Art is at it again, this time in cahoots with Neil Gaiman: http://ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/journal/Neil-Gaiman-Presents-A-Calendar-of-Tales-355276614Stop it MOAR!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
At first, I thought this was a charitable effort, with Blackberry as its corporate sponsor. Under that supposition, I disapproved, and expressed my disapproval, but very mildly. Now, watch me disapprove rather more forcefully (but still quite politely, because I'm repressed, that way):
The Keep Moving Project is NOT a charity, with Blackberry as its corporate sponsor. It's an advertising campaign for Blackberry, from which Neil Gaiman expects to make a small profit, which he will donate to an unspecified cause. So...problems:
1) Contributors don't know what they'd be contributing TO, beyond Blackberry's continued success. Does Neil Gaiman's idea of a worthy cause coincide with yours? Who knows? (There may be somewhere online where one might discover the intended beneficiary, but I couldn't find it
.he said there are a lot of things in life.3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
that don't make sense,
i said i know,
like that time i laughed so hard at the wake
i had to stay out in the garden making small talk with the smokers
for the rest of it,
like the time i shut myself in the garage and went to sleep
in the backseat of your car,
and how i'm not at all religious but i sat in church that day with
my hands clasped and
how i kept the windows shut that sunday so what i prayed for
couldn't get in,
like the time i watched her throw your stuff out on the driveway,
and when she managed to smash those plates even with
her broken wrist, how most hearts start to sink when tempers rise,
and the time i wanted to cradle that dead pigeon i saw at the
train station, and you told me to answer the phone and i wouldn't
because i knew it was you,
and when the night comes calling i always let him in,
i'm never quite sure who he is, but he says
he's paid for it so now i better fucking
he says haven't you learnt by now
Top Ten Gruesome FairytalesStumbled across this today.... Needless to say I'm pretty disturbed now. Good ol' fairytales. I did not create this list; the link to the original content is at the bottom, along with my thoughts. Feel free to leave your thoughts too! I'll be posting a proper update soon so stay tuned.Top Ten Gruesome Fairytales1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The Pied Piper
In the tale of the Pied Piper, we have a village overrun with rats. A man arrives dressed in clothes of pied (a patchwork of colors) and offers to rid the town of the vermin. The villagers agree to pay a vast sum of money if the piper can do it – and he does. He plays music on his pipe which draws all the rats out of the town. When he returns for payment – the villagers won't cough up so the Pied Piper decides to rid the town of children too! In most modern variants, the piper draws the children to a cave out of the town and when the townsfolk finally agree to pay up, he sends them back. In the darker original, the piper leads the children to a river
Shared Studio SpacesThis is something I've been thinking a lot about. The fact of the matter is, as much as it's awesome, I don't work my best from home. I want to be able to "go to work" in the morning, see people, do my thing, and then come home. There are too many complications and distractions working from home, and too few opportunities to participate in the world as a human being. And I know of co-working spaces, to be sure there are loads of options in San Francisco, but having visited a bunch of them, there aren't any just right. I've always had a fantasy of starting a shared studio space, a small one, not a big vaulty warehouse style thing, maybe a half-dozen or like 8 people, not necessarily illustrators just self-proclaimed "nerds." I love the idea of coming to work and seeing my (sort-of) co-workers, and then getting to "get down to business" with work that really matters to me. We could have a little kitchenette, andShared Studio Spaces2 years ago in Personal More Like This
dA still alienates gay community with prejudiceSince the beginning of this site, dA has been repeatedly criticized for its homophobic approach to art. Homosexual couples (specifically male-male representations because lesbians are hawt, guys) in particular have been repeatedly targeted by the site's admins for deletion, an occurrence so pervasive that one deviant, reapersun was able to hold an entire contest to attempt to illustrate the line of discrimination.dA still alienates gay community with prejudice4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You might say, "the site is simply prudish!" Not true. They have an entire section labeled "fetish". Pictures of women having intercourse with tentacle monsters? De rigeur. Buick sized breasts oozing buckets of milk? Fine. But two consenting adults (especially male adults) touching? Kissing? My GOD, what filth!
The newest and most blatant example of dA's skewed treatment of gay people is a new stamp by prosaix
Try reporting it. You can't.
Why? Because tons of people have already tried and dA administrators have marked the case "invalid".
Their stock answ
Accept or rejection of deviationsHere you can see the list of what kind of deviations we accept and don't accept.Accept or rejection of deviations3 years ago in Personal More Like This
History of Tolkien elves is complicated, and because of that we will accept some characters that can't be considered elven .
Besides 100% elves, we accept artwork with these characters:
Eärendil the Mariner
Eluréd & Elurín
Elladan and Elrohir
[Bullet; Blue]All Kings of Numenor.
[Bullet; Purple]Other characters, which list you can find in description of galleries!
Folders where we do NOT accept just elves:
[Bullet; Green]FC-s and OC-s
[Bullet; Green]Artisan Crafts
What is the Collapse? Is it unavoidable?Western History has a curious cycleWhat is the Collapse? Is it unavoidable?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
1) Under extreme pressure of Survival, a group of rough men found an Empire
2) The Empire becomes successful, life becomes easier and the pressure for Survival diminishes
3) The descendants of the founders become weak of both will and body. Feelings take over Logic, Appearances take over Substance. The descendants self-deprecate their own culture and take interest in exotic religions and believes
4) The Anti-Culture Revolution: The descendants of the founders start to adopt ideologies and policies that affect their own Empire and Culture in a negative way, but can be implemented without much resistance because of the relative prosperity already reached
5) The Collapse: Eventually the weight of the negative policies is too much for Society to sustain, and it collapses
6) Dark Age: Extremely Selective Pressure for Survival starts the cycle all over
Top Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring IllustratorsI wrote this thing. If you want to repost it on your blog or journal, please credit me with: Article by illustrator Kristina Gehrmann - www. mondhase.deTop Seven Mistakes Made by Aspiring Illustrators1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Selling yourself as a beginner
I found a prime example of this in a forum for artists seeking work. The thread title was „Starting-out artist looking for a chance",, and the thread told that the artist is „looking for a client for whom I may draw" and has „just graduated from art college".
We all were at this point once, but usually it takes too long to realize that „beginner" is the wrong mindset, even if you are one. Such statements sound like excuses and are guaranteed to weaken your position. Don't make excuses. Do not justify your work, and do not justify your prices. This is a tricky habit to acquire since we're not very confident by nature, but remember the image you wan
.i will marry the moon.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
and adopt a son, teach
him not to play with the
hearts of stars
(but he will)
i will bring home a man,
give him hope, hear him
and then cough
up his guts
on the floor
(i will end up there anyway, might as well say a prayer whilst i'm down there)
Publishing Opportunity no.5Well, welcome back to this little off-site feature. I hope you guys are enjoying the opportunities we give you, but if you have any recommendations, questions or thoughts, feel free to stick them below in a comment or note the group; we'd be happy to help.Publishing Opportunity no.52 years ago in Personal More Like This
The writer John Hartness is creating an anthology about the bad guys and offering $50 for each short-story he accepts onto the anthology.
Here's the info:
Yeah, I’m not too bright. But I want to write a story about a bad vampire. You know, the kind of guy who just does what he wants and damn the consequences. No angst, just fangs. Since I want to write this story, I of course think people will want to read it. Since I think people want to read one story about a bad guy, I think they might want to read a whole anthology of stories about bad guys.
You've got to send Mr Hartness a short-story, max word count 6000 words, where the main protagonist is a 'bad guy'.
10 reasons to have LONG HAIRJournal10 reasons to have LONG HAIR2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Attraction: more people seem to like guys with long hair
2. Humour: when you are mistaken for a girl (not ALWAYS funny)
3. Shyness: something to hide behind
4. Sensuality: the feel of long hair against naked skin
5. Originality: there's not really that many guys who have long hair
6. Headbanging: have you ever seen someone headbanging with short hair? It looks like they're trying to dislodge a bug from their ear. Hence, my next point...
7. Protection: to keep bugs from flying in your ears
8. Excuse: "I can't go out with you tonight. I'm washing my hair"
9. Sex: something for your partner to hang on to... as if
10. Identity: It's an essential part of who I am
ok, so i was bored
My Kindred Spirit
PE: The importance of the learning processHello again my lovely readers!! I had some issues with my computer and my internet conection yesterday but I hope they are fixed already. If nothing goes wrong, we’re having another chat event today in around 5 hours from the posting of this journal (2PM PDT – Los Angeles) in :#communityrelations: chatroom! I’ll raffle another 300 among the participants and we’ll have a small critique event and trivia! Join us!PE: The importance of the learning process9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The importance of the learning process
In the past days I’ve given you tips on how to draw, I’ve shared tutorials covering different topics and you’ve had the chance to meet professional artists who gave us valuable pieces of advice in their interviews. I want to dedicate this article to talk about the importance of the learning process and how to make the best out of every opportunity to extend your knowledge.
THE FIRST STEPS OF THE PATH
Most of us have found our favo
Spreading the dA Love: Volume 13 :iconGoldendAplz: :iconGoldendAplz:Spreading the dA Love: Volume 132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article series aim to promote wonderful aspects of the deviantART community, from showcasing beautiful works of art, to informing you of great groups, and to interviewing inspirational deviants. I feel so happy being part of such a wonderful community and I hope to make it better, even if it's only a little bit, by making these articles. My goal is to bring to light everything that impassions me and, hopefully, inspire you!
Showcasing Gorgeous Artwork
A showcase of art that has simply left me speechless from all genres, from digital/traditional, artisan, emoticons, fractals, etc.
Lit. Daily Pick Volume 2: February 2013At the start of the new year, I promised myself that I would be giving back to the literature community here on deviantArt again like I used to. Before I began university, I was able to help admin groups that featured deviants on a daily or weekly basis, and I missed having the time and opportunity. Now that I've finally graduated, I decided upon a small project that I hope to be able to keep up with: My Lit. Daily Pick Project.Lit. Daily Pick Volume 2: February 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
What is my Lit. Daily Pick Project?
Every day, I choose one literature deviation that I had come across in the last day that I found to exceptionally stand out to me. That deviation remains featured on my page for 24 hours in my daily pick folder for any watcher or visitor to see and hopefully view, comment, or fave. At the end of the month, all of the deviations that I chose to feature will then be featured in an art news journal together.
* I do take suggestions for deviations to feature, as well! This month, I had one suggestion from th
Lit. Daily Pick Volume 12: December 2013At the start of the new year, I promised myself that I would be giving back to the literature community here on deviantArt again like I used to. Before I began university, I was able to help admin groups that featured deviants on a daily or weekly basis, and I missed having the time and opportunity to help lesser known deviants have their chance to shine. Now that I've finally graduated, I decided upon a small project that I hope to be able to keep up with: My Lit. Daily Pick Project.Lit. Daily Pick Volume 12: December 20133 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is my Lit. Daily Pick Project?
Every day, I choose one literature deviation that I have recently come across that I found to exceptionally stand out to me. That deviation remains featured on my page for 24 hours in my daily pick folder for any watcher or visitor to see and hopefully view, comment, or fave. At the end of the month, all of the deviations that I chose to feature are then featured in an art news journal together. The purpose of this daily feature is to help lesser k
Contest 1 - JUDGINGHappy July everyone!Contest 1 - JUDGING2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ame here, giving you the rundown on Contest 1 for Studio-MoonlitxRose~!
So let's get right to the good stuff, shall we?
- It's a pretty simple theme, with the references and information provided, do your best to creatively draw Mytoko and Reiner interacting! Cuddling, eating, dancing, fighting -- whatever you can imagine them doing. You can even just draw them together in some fancy way, just do your best to display your creative interpretation of our beloved couple! :3
- You can enter multiple times, but you can win only one place.
- The artwork must be your own work! No bases, traces, edits, etc. [If you reference something strongly, please make sure you give credit to your reference!]
- Collab entries can be entered, but it will be up to you to distribute your prizes among the collaborated artists.
- Please make sure it's acceptable by DA rules, even if you host it elsewhere!
- Once completed, submit yo