Burying A Sci-Fi ClicheBurying A Sci-Fi Cliche8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Burying A Sci-Fi Cliché
if I were a writer by In-Ink
From the Dusty Annals of Sci-Fi Cliché History
James Tiptree, Jr. was a writer of science fiction, mostly short stories, whose first work, “Birth of a Salesman,” was published in the May 1968 issue of Analog Science Fiction.
Analog Science Fiction
Warm Worlds & Otherwise
To inspire.(Little long, but hopefully you'll read)To inspire.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I first sold LMS to Paramount, a lot of people asked me: "How much money did you get?" "You're probably rich now, right?"
I mean, the solid gold mansion I bought was just a little gift to myself...but...
Ever since I was little, I've known I wanted to draw. From the day my parents put a pencil in my hand, this was my future. I just knew it, I had that gut feeling. So I stuck to it, and thankfully it took me to heights I'd have never imagined possible. Now with my new book Redemption heading off to studios soon for a hopeful movie package, I can't wait to see where this new road takes me.
That said, there's something else that tops all of this.
The other night I went out to visit my girlfriend's cousin and her family. Incredibly kind people with very sweet kids. Other than the two parents, there were 3 kids, but the one who caught my interest was the eight-year old boy, Diego.
Diego, shy, tiny, slender, reminded me of myself when I was his a
Resource Roundup #8The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!Resource Roundup #83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This month's theme is "do it yourself" (commonly known as 'DIY'). We hope you enjoy these tutorials! What would you like to see in next month's edition of Resource Roundup?
Wig Hairline Tutorial by Malindachan Cosplay wing tutorial by etaru Tutorial: Cosplay Jewel-Making by cafe-lalonde :thumb298041672: Paper Mache Armor and Prop Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay
Plush Donut Tutorial by devliann Raichu Sewing Tutorial by Renegar-Kitsune Turtle Tutorial by Piripanda Electric guitar bag tutorial by Eyespiral-stock :thumb92218108
Trends.There are a number of trends I'm amused by at deviantART.Trends.3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Search for draw this again and you see a meme where deviants are showing their progress through the years. Examples:
Then there's a trend on YouTube where deviants are posting video blogs about their deviantART experiences. I recently caught this one by DomieNeek that I was charmed by. She makes great points, too!
In November we published a Journal on dt's Blog, very discreetly announcing that we've launched a set of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) so that developers out there could make Apps for deviantART.
Close to Announcing Great ResolutionObviously we don't intend to leave you hanging!Close to Announcing Great Resolution4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Due to halloween some pretty key folks are trick or treating with their kids and stuff this evening so I couldn't publish a really terrific resolution to the Journal issues we've been having until tomorrow. Family comes first folks!
I can say the following with confidence: Everything everyone wants, with the added benefits that come with the deviations platform will be released very soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the really crazy journals showing up in the footer.
Oh, btw, because of the new Journal portal we learned we were having a bit of a spam issue, with a few bots posting to the network mostly to spike their google pagerank. Which is silly because we've set the pages to be ignored by the google spiders... so what these spammers are doing is all for nothing. But we'll root them out within a couple of days as well and ultimately really clean deviantART up.
For the record.... the community is using Journals at a much higher r
Excellent Advice - A Quote From Neil Gaiman"When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician -- make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor -- make good art. IRS on your trail -- make good art. Cat exploded -- make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you're doing is stupid or evil or it's all been done before -- make good art." Neil GaimanExcellent Advice - A Quote From Neil Gaiman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tip of the DayTip of the Day: Life isn't about waiting for better days, it's about enjoying the days we have.Tip of the Day2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to you all!
PS. We will be coming to San Francisco for the Schoolism LIVE workshop on April 27-28 --> http://www.schoolism.com/workshop-san-francisco/
Some Winter Street ArtYou got to add some flavour to these winter days, and to go outside and do something nice. That's why ganglija and myself decided to do some street art!Some Winter Street Art3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We cut out some people from old magazines, glued them to some cardboard, and took them out for a photo-walk!
All these models are really small, maybe about 3 to 5 inches high, and when you stick 'em in the snow, you get a really cool scene, under your fingertips
Makes me wanna buy a better camera lens (and a better camera for that matter :-/)
Anyways, here are a couple of shots from last night.
(I apologize for the poor quality of the photos, they were all taken during the night - one of the downsides of working for the company across the globe is that I sleep through the greater portion of the *daylight*)
Medical, Raffle and Competition Adhttp://chat.deviantart.com/chat/LiyoreMedical, Raffle and Competition Ad2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, um, hello guys o.o
I've noticed things online for me seem to have dramatically dropped... In chatting, roleplaying, art, etc.
I'm not sure if it's just the way I'm seeing things at the moment, but it appears like that to me.
My interests in things recently has dropped quite a lot. I don't seem to be happy with whatever I'm doing... I'm not sure why. I just feel 'fidgety' I guess.
EDIT: So guys... I got diagnosed with slight depression. I'm not sure what to think, as I don't know much about it, and I don't really trust what the internet says. I'm being sent for counselling, which I'm also nervous about, as I'm terrible at meeting new people, and even more scared about talking about myself. And tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated for this.
So I occasionally roleplay with people in the :iconliyore: group... Well... One person if I'm honest.
I'd love to roleplay with some of you. I really
Hall Of Fame ( 45 - January 2014 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 45 - January 2014 )1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Red Dragon by Lothrean 'DESPAIR' graphite drawing by Pen-Tacular-Artist Elven Baths by BasakTinli .: Black Tears :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Alien World Contest - CGMA - Project Antharra by SkavenZverov Angel of Solitude by Miguel-Santos Network ( 2014 ) by incasent
Hall Of Fame ( 54 - October 2014 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 54 - October 2014 ) 7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Enchanted by Liancary-art The night is full of terrors by Liancary-art Lux Cinerea - The Firefly Choker by Sillyselly The Mirror of Evren by Olooriel
Designing for Fiction: A Sense of Human ProportionIf there is one issue I consistently take with contemporary sci-fi, it is its oft questionable notions of "good design". If done well, weak material can be elevated to credibility, but when it is done poorly, even the best, most expensive productions can seem cheap and silly.Designing for Fiction: A Sense of Human Proportion3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here, I am going to address one of the most essential aspects that can make or break all else: a sense of proportion.
Fundamentally speaking, our sense of proportion ultimately begins with ourselves, our perceptions of the world measured against the familiar scale of our own bodies and activities. Buildings, vehicles, the world around us: we often only appreciate scale when we can draw a direct comparison, or see a representation of human scale in contrast.
Consider how the world used to seem bigger when we were small children. Relatively speaking, it was bigger: for an average adult, it has been reduced to a quarter or even a
help needed with give away ends 6th of Mayto enter simply fave this journalhelp needed with give away ends 6th of May2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
also you DO NOT have to donate to enter this giveaway!
if you want to share this journal I will be deeply appreciative, but it is not required.
after 2 weeks it's finally time for a new weekly give away
*NOTE after the 20nd of May the weekly give away goes on a Hiatus break till 5 augusts 2013*
since I was busy this are the last week and this week winners
congratulation to the following lucky members who have won
:iconprehistoricgiraffe: :iconnsyee36::iconyanacherveniashka: :iconalicealiemay:
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away
what do I give away?
please read the information below
to hand over Premuim memberships of one month and three month
#22 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [07.10.2014] Coment on what would you like to improve to our group here -> http://femaleexcellence.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4622992/#22 Monthly Art Promoting Contest [07.10.2014]9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Read me !!! -> http://femaleexcellence.deviantart.com/journal/SUBMITTING-ISSUE-amp-Promoting-the-group-443512241
I did not have the time to mass message the wrong submitted art this month for, some images expired, and got auto-deleted due to dA limited time of keeping a submitted image, so if you still have the time to re-submit them, just please add them to the rightful category, due to rules, it is easier to quickly accept it,rather than keep it until I mass message all wrong submitted art... thank you and have a nice day !
Finally some free time to make the art promotion !!! , first of all, I have to say that I am quite pleased of the level of quality of the submitted images of these past few months , on some categories the quantity of quality was Huge (with a capital H),for example at the portraits c
Digitally Delicious: Oct. 12Digitally Delicious: Oct. 123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Seven Deadly Sins by Procrust
Masamurai by Zeen84
On the other side of the wall by laurelineparis
Nine Tailed Fox by Jon-Foster
Xing Tian who will never surrender by phoeni-x-man
Airborn - Ice Setting 3 - Bramble by: acapulc0
Unravelled by whiteflyinglizard
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDxTEDxTalk in Sinchon, Seoul at the Seodaemun Art Center, South Korea, JULY 28thTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE... TEDx3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TED.com Event information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/4471
Feature Time!Feature Time!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Dear Members!
Here's some wonderful artworks recently posted in our galleries!
Stein Trucking Gunz STOCK 01 by DiamonEyes
Masquerade by SilEnigmaArts
Miroslav Klose by buriedflowers
Landscape Study by Lilith-Symphony
Red riding hood by JennyLe88
Morella by DarkDevil16
Digitally Delicious: Nov 10thDigitally Delicious: Nov 10th3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fish with flower by masha88
Idea by ah-bao
The Observatory by ImaginateArtwork
chen yao by jjlovely
The Moon Pool by goldfishkang
keeper of the Emperor by RedreevGeorge
Stevie's home by yakonusuke
Satyr02 by HasaBattle
The 10 CommandmentsHello esteemed colleagues! This blog is particularly targeted to those of you who are considering pursuing a career in an art/creative field and those of you who are in art school as well. If you're not doing either of those things, the concepts here are good general advice for anything you're striving for, so definitely hang around and read on!The 10 Commandments2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
These '10 Commandments' were formulated by curator/artist/designer/entrepreneur/amazinginlyawesomehumanbeing Sergio Gomez. I had the opportunity of going to a lecture of his a few months back and it was very inspiring. So without any further ado, here they are!
10. You shall be PATIENT and CONSISTENT
One of the biggest lies you can tell yourself is that you will be an overnight success. Like any skill set, developing your artwork will take time. This is the same when looking for ways to advance your career, it won't fall into your lap. You must be earnest in looking for opportunities to show and sell your work, you
BIOMASS 117: DELAYSDeLays, wE WeRe DeLaYeD.BIOMASS 117: DELAYS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It Is MoSt StAnGe. OuR AvAtArS CoUlD noT fOcUs On CaPtAiN. ThEy CoUlD NoT CatCh It.
...It Has WaNdeReD OfF InTo ThE DeAD CiTy.
ThIs TrIaL Is A MoCkeRy WhEn ThE AcCcusEd CaN JuSt WaLK OfF.
ZeE CaPtAiN MuSt HaVe A WeAkNeSs, SoMeWheRe In ThE MeMoRy oF tHeSe ProPerTieS.
It WaS DiFfiCulT To TrAcK dOwN AlL InStaNcEs Of CaPtAin.
SoMeThiNg WaS InTeRfERiNg WiTh ThE ScAn.
SoMeThiNg ThaT DiD NoT BeLoNg iN ThE PaSt.
SoMeThiNg ThAt KePt MeDdLiNg WiTh EvErYtHiNg.
A WeApOn oF PoWer GrEaTeR ThaN tHe FuRnAcE Of ThE StArS.
An EmISsArY oF DeAtH, HiDdEn iN PlaIn SiGht.
BuT WhY? WhY DoEs DeAtH ItSeLf PrOtEcT tHe AcCuSeD?
We ToOk ToO LoNg. We AsSuMeD tHiS WoRlD wAs InAcTivE.
It WaS NoT.
The BiOmASs oF ThoUSaNdS CaNnoT NoT CoMpeTe WiTh A pLaNeTaRy DeFeNcE NeTwOrK iN PoSeSsiOn Of OrBiTaL IoN CaNnOns...
ThE UnIoN MuSt KnOw.
ThEy WiLl NoT Be PleAseD wItH OuR fAiLuRe.
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.
ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-33 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.
Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.
Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me.
...And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.
She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.
She was still alive, after all these years.
The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.
I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.
What was Protocol 1-1-3?
Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.
Could it be?
...So this was to be my death.
ANNIE had let me know that she
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
Something you need to readI'm so tired of the old school notion that there is even such thing as "cheating" in art. Take the time to read this post by the incredible Gregory Manchess, you'll be better off for it. http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2012/07/10-things-i-rememberabout-tracing.htmlSomething you need to read3 years ago in Personal More Like This