Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait ProjectIn Tim Burton's newest film Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp is Barnabas, a vampire who awakes in 1972 after centuries of imprisonment to find his family in ruins. Much like the family business, Barnabas's image needs an update. Create a portrait worthy of Collinwood Manor, and be judged by the one and only Tim Burton!Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait Project3 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
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In Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp plays the dashing, charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins, a relic of the Victorian age who is freed from two centuries of entombment to find his family, fortune and beloved Collinwood Manor in ruins. To save his family, Barnabas must learn to make sense of the modern world ‚Äì and there's nothing like a total image makeover to shake off the dust a
BEST. MORNING. EVER.So I was on my way to college and I was just bored as fuck trying to get there in a hurry (a normal morning XD) when I look over and see these two old ladies in a car painted like the British flag. :iconsweetjesusplz: Damn...that car was beautiful :iconitsbeautifulplz: So I was like skdjflkasjfld;skjfs WANT. Well I couldn't resist my next thought. One of the old ladies had her window rolled down, so without further ado I rolled down my window, poked my head out and sang "MARUKAITE CHIKYUU! MARUKAITE CHIKYUU! MARUKAITE CHIKYUU!!---" before I could finish the old lady closest to me stuck her head out and shouted "BOKU HETALIA!!!!" :iconUS-XDplz: Oh my fucking god!!!! XD Dude I dunno if they heard the song from one of their grandkids or something of if they watched it themselves but either way it was funny as fuckin hell. BEST. MORNING. EVER.BEST. MORNING. EVER.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Rant about Abstract Art:Hey there people! Let's gab about abstract art.A Rant about Abstract Art:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To start, I hate it. I both love it at the same time. That's the nature of that art. Abstract art is meant to evoke an emotion out of you, in a minimalist way or in a complex one, that's the main goal of art in general, is to evoke emotion and responses. And I guess since i'm writing about it despite my loathing nature for the majority of it, I guess it's successful either way. So let me just blab out the main point of this.
Abstract art is often shat out by people who can't fully grasp the concept of their own work themselves. They rely on the general stupidity of the public to crap out an explanation, then they sit there and go: 'Yes. My large, purple square IS the embodiment of pure energy and the personification of the world.' Then people who see it and DON'T get a response, like the majority, rely on this sort of guilty clause to believe what some pompous dingbat shat out, and it continues on that way. WOW! I made a great picture! ON
PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Literature Critique Tips3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
Attention all artisans: stop undercharging!As a member of the Artisan Craft community here at DeviantART, I looove to browse around the AC galleries and see what other deviants are up to, what things are trending, and look for up and coming artists to feature in the future. But sadly there's one trend I've been noticing that is very, very bad.Attention all artisans: stop undercharging!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Undercharging your work!
Let's start off with the most important thing. Now I know some cheap buyers love these low prices, but let's be honest cheap buyers-- you're not long term supporters. People who want your work for super cheap are people who will haggle or snag a deal and run. There is nothing wrong with having sales, getting rid of old charms for cheap, or even doing discounts for special occasions but you can't cater to the cheapskates! xD You want people who appreciate handmade items for what they are. And that's a unique, quality piece.
If someone wants to buy all your hard work for just $5, perhaps you could redirect them to Forever21 to get some mass produced jewelry i
Tip of the DayMany times if we don't know how to do something or achieve something we feel it's not doable. Successful people will find a way even if they don't know the answer at first. Sometimes the best way to find the right way is to try as many ways as you can think of. The road to success is paved with failures. Stay positive!Tip of the Day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sending positive vibes to eveyone!
My workshop in Alhambra, CA Nov 21st http://schoolism.com/workshop.php?id=2
My workshop in Vancouver, BC Nov 26th http://schoolism.com/workshop.php?id=3
The Value of Good WritingWe all typo.The Value of Good Writing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are all words we don't know how to spell, or have a habit of spelling incorrectly.
We all create grammatical errors.
These things I accept. I like to think I'm quite a good writer, but I still fall into these mistakes as well. However, I try to keep all my written pieces and correspondences as well-written as possible. Why?
Because when I am confronted with someone elses writing, poorly written, with atrocious spelling, non-existent grammar and dreaded 'txt tlk', I instantly lose the desire to read it.
There - Their - They're
Your - You're
Accept - Except
Things like that also irritate me.
If you've ever written me a message or note in terrible use of English, and haven't received a reply... I'm probably ignoring it.
It's a pet peeve. Whether it's a justified peeve or not, I have no idea, but it's something that has always irritated me. I was part of the generation that didn't have mobile phones as a kid. People first started getting cell phones for personal use (bef
Say "no" to dA's ugly new layoutEmlan made a really great post about the proposed changes, which would make the galleries look very cluttered and unprofessional:Say "no" to dA's ugly new layout3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please check it out and leave feedback as you see fit. As you can guess, I'm really not digging this new layout. It's a mess. D:
DA wants to ruin your gallery presentation.I'm assuming a few of you might be missing the plans for DA's new thumbnail layout so I have to make a journal entry about it, I urge everyone to head over to the planned feature's [journal] and leave your input (even though DA seem to be ignoring absolutely everyone even though they leave the same crit), you'll need to be a BETA tester but that can easily be turned on/off in settings.DA wants to ruin your gallery presentation.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To give a quick overview I took some shots of my own gallery, though it doesn't quite look as awful as it is since these are shrunken:
Neat and Tidy
HUGE thumbnails making you see less art at once
Zero breathing room between each thumbnail
Organized grid all gone
Ugly white rim for "odd" picture sizes
Near unreadable Folder and Comment text under titles
I guess the left alig
Colouring Mini Contest CLOSED!EDIT: So... I am officially closing the contest! OMG... so many entries... I would never expected so many of them! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYBODY ENTERED!!! <3 I really appreciate it! And... omg... It will be SO HARD selecting the winners... There are so many unique, beatiful and original entries... *A* I really think I'll ask a friend of mine to help me judging...! It will need also few time, so please be patient! I'll announce winners as soon as possible of course! In the mean time, please, CHECK IF YOUR ENTRY IS LISTED BELOW! In case your entry is not there, please contact me immediately!!!Colouring Mini Contest CLOSED!3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THANX A LOT AGAIN! I LOVE YOU ALL! <3
Welcome to Cru first colouring mini-contest!
The picture you can color:
(PSD file: lineart Innairyn)
Innairyn is one of the minor character of my
Halloween Colouring Contest! More prizes! Heylo everybody!Halloween Colouring Contest! More prizes!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's getting that time of year again so let us celebrate with some colourings! <3
This contest will run from today, the 4th of October 2014, until November the 1st 2014.
Waist up Coloured picture of one character by Suiish
Waist up Sketch of one character by Suiish
[Bullet; Black] 1st 300 [Points]
Waist up Coloured picture of one character by Suiish
[Bullet; Green] 2nd 200 [Points]
Waist up Sketch of one character by Suiish
[Star!] I hope to complete and sell a adoptable i have made to help fund better prizes for this contest! I will keep you updated and if by any chance you wish to donate you can do so by noting me about it, Suiish Donators will have a future feature journal here! [Star!]
Thanks to Skull-san for helping us with
Admiral AckbarRecently I've run across many very young users on dA. I'm just curious how many of my watchers are 12 and younger? If you are please comments here. Come on, don't be shy. You'll get a cookie :iconcookie-plz:Admiral Ackbar3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We've handed out 6 !cookies so far if you know what I mean :iconiykwimplz:
On character designYo!On character design2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had a few people ask me to make tutorials on character design, but I'll be honest:
For me character design isn't entirely an artistic thing. It combines some of my stronger ideals with artistic taste.
This makes it sort of odd to just make "a tutorial" on how to do it, as there's a lot more to it than just the art.
I'll summarise the artistic part in short: Almost any good quality character design tutorial will most likely go into things
like silhouettes, body shape, how to stylize, unique faces/facial features. If you really desperately want information on that
it's out there, google and/or the search tool are your friend.
For me I'll talk exclusively about how I try to design my own characters (mostly in my comics)
from a more philosophic standpoint, rather than just "this is how you do the arts".
I'll divide it by general areas,
This journal's subject shall be:
My characters aren't me.
This isn't as obvious as it sounds, I'm not just talking about the "
Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's songA blog I follow just posted a gif from that song by Avril, called 'Girlfriend'. We all remember this, I believe, it was a big hit.Oh yeah, I did - RANT about Avril Lavigne's song3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, both song AND video are so absolutely cruel and egocentric that I can do nothing but roll my eyes when ever I see/hear it.
Avril is bitching. That's pretty much it, she's bawwwing about how she wants a dude who - that's right - already has a girlfriend.
She's his girl. He allowed her to be his girl, therefore, gee, I don't know, MAYBE he loves her! Maybe she's a really sweet and kind girl, why else would he date her?
But no, don't you dare to think that, because Avril knows what the girl is really like.
Let's see a few statements she makes during the song.
She's like so whatever
What's that supposed to mean? That she's boring?
Well, at least she's not boasting her ego through 50% of the song, while bitching about Avril in other 50%.
No. the girlfriend is so whatever, while Avril is a motherfucking princess,
Guess who's backBack again.Guess who's back3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tell some men.
Rub my back
Rub my back
Rub my back
Rub my back
Bullying can get you a DD now?Seriously, a deviation where someone in a not so subtle way makes fun ofBullying can get you a DD now?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and insinuates taking pleasure in the fictional death off an "annoying classmate" titled "Fat Ass" got a DD today.
Now I don't like annoying or obnoxious people as much as the next person, but I'm utterly amazed that a piece of art that:
a. quite clearly uses the weight of a REAL person as a very negative trait.
b. Which insinuates the author taking pleasure in the death of a REAL person.
c. Is apparently shared in real life with his class/teachers and most likely known about by the "annoying person" due to this.
Can actually get a DD and not be seen as complete and utter hate art that verges on extreme types of bullying.
From what the artist said I'd probably hate the girl in question too, whatever, you don't do that shit. It's too personal and focuses on entirely irrelevant traits, simply using personal dislike as an excuse.
If someone's annoying you either ignore them, or tell them honestly their behavour bothe
Art Adacemy Contest- LAST DAY :D UpdateArt Adacemy Contest- LAST DAY :D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some nice news today which got me into huge happy mode so there'll be updates on the prices
I'll add two complete postcard-sets, 1 complete stalker cat button set and a signed print plus Shikishi for 1 prize... (big package is big)
Postcard-Set can be found here: http://trenchmaker.deviantart.com/art/Postcards-arrived-D-193401464?q=gallery%3Atrenchmaker%2F300068&qo=30
Buttons are those: http://trenchmaker.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d36rrva (and the complete set consists of 12 buttons... no kidding)
I guess everybody knows how a Nintendo DS looks like, so no link for that one.
Since some people seem to have a huge problem with the mail-system (landing nowhere but in my private acc anyway): You CAN upload the image here and send me a note but still you have to include all information in your note and please don't write those under your deviaton. Ok? Privacy and all- you have to keep an eye on it.
... and the countdown starts now.
You can find
Vap what are you doingWow it is getting more and more rare for me to get in here because of all the stuff around ahhh....Vap what are you doing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maybe this is the stage people talk about when you want to move on....
...Into Tumblr... But i still stick around in here for art and friendssss
Srsly though, if you want to see new stuff from me, it is all mostly on my Tumblr~
Next week i will start my new job as a character/enviros designer for a company aahhhhhAAHHHH i think i barfed a little in my mouth from excitement :'D I hope i will manage to manage both my personal life and both free fun time around here~<3
Today is the 64s Yom Ha'atzmaut ( Independence day ) of Israel and since we have a huge porch we will be holding the first lovely small BBQ in our apartment :> Should have an aweosme view on the fireworks~
.... oh shit forgot to make the salad PEACE OUT YO~!
Hall Of Fame ( 19 - November 2011 ) Before talking about the features, I want to present something briefly. For those who still care and who would like to make a change in someone’s life, you are free to share your ideas concerning our project called The "Think about it" Project. Your opinion counts! And no, we are NOT expecting donations of any kind etc. , because this project isn’t based on any financial principle. Details can be found on the official updated website: www.thethinkaboutitproject.com .Hall Of Fame ( 19 - November 2011 )3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 and gppr’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.
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: .
The Reputation of Bronies- EDIT- Derpy Hooves[EDIT]The Reputation of Bronies- EDIT- Derpy Hooves3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made this blog originally BEFORE I had caught wind of the whole Derpy fiasco that's been going on. I'm a bit slow like that, with my lack of internet. But what I've seen this morning has caused me to NEED to bring this issue up with all of you, so please read this and take it as seriously as you took the previous one.
First of all, what I would like to point out from the previous post is that a lot of people were surprised, some even disbelieving, that bronies were trolling each other. Well, I'm here to show you some of the nasties that I've seen. I will only show you a link to ONE case, but know there are many more.
Someone showed me a deviant who had been brutally harassed by FiM bronies, because she was friends with an animator of the G1 MLP show. This animator was also brutally assaulted verbally, with threats on his life from hysterical bronies who hate the G1 show. Now, obviously, not everyone is like this. But there is enough bronies out there who are "FiM purist" enoug
Stop the perfectionismOn my Tumblr site someone asked me for some general advice for an aspiring comic creator. This is what was on my mind. Thought I'd share it here on Deviantart as well.Stop the perfectionism3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now all I can think of is something I've been thinking about lately. And that is the depression some of us artists get about our art. Like our expectations aren't just "My drawings need to be good!", they are "My art needs to be PERFECT."
So I would suggest always try to improve, gain confidence, but expect good/average output. Don't expect perfect art, ever. By doing this only causes you to be frustrated, which in turn causes mistakes, which pisses you off more, then you're stuck in a lame spiraling circle downward to the pathetic whiny artist. Which in turn kills your deadline. Giving yourself freedom from perfection makes drawing much easier and better art is produced and on time.
I'm currently working on this piece where it started out difficult, I had high expectations for it, I was in a bad mood, nothing was
Singing 'Aniron' Acapella and a featureHellooooo my lovelies,Singing 'Aniron' Acapella and a feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For Xmas I got a usb vocal recording mic and I thought I should test it out... so I did.... this is my attempt at the song Aniron from The Fellowship of the Ring.
I recorded myself doing 9 separate harmonies using garageband and my usb recording mic and layered the multi-track to achieve the final sound.... It was also spontaneous... no prior practice, so I'm aware of mistakes.
Also, I'm such a fidget.
Now I want to do a version of The Misty Mountains song .... but my voice isn't deep and dwarven and manly... (or is that dwarvely?) so I may just have to do a feminine version.... or work on my bass baritone.
Have a feature:
Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit by DarqueJackal:thumb345081174:
Anyway, I also must mention the delightful Tasastock and I are holding a competition themed NEW BEGINNINGS that you must have a
She Wont Go Away!My room mate brought over this "Brodie" shortly after we moved in. We were civil but didn't really pay each other any attention, she'd watch me from across the room, I'd nod her way politely as a 'hello'. I had no idea how obsessive she would become.She Wont Go Away!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days later and she was inviting herself into my room. I'd come out of the restroom to see her in my room looking through the things on my desk or playing with the things on my bathroom countertop. My room mate promised to keep an eye on her, but since then, things have only gotten more serious.
Sometimes I'll hear Brodie fake crying and if i dont come out she'll start pushing on the door to let herself in, meaning I literally have to lock myself in my room to keep her out. I've heard her start scratching at the door while she cried a few times, and I've seen her lay on the floor to peek under the door and try to watch me. A few times i've gone to bed forgetting to lock the door and I woke up to Bro
(CLOSED) Welcome to a Free Commission Raffle!Update: The raffle ended! I'll draw the winners soon .(CLOSED) Welcome to a Free Commission Raffle!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
To celebrate the wonderful Christmas season, this time I do a different kind of raffle. You can win a free fully coloured full-body commission (with a simple background, only one character), so, don't miss this one!
The number of winners will depend on the number of participants. If there'll be less than 15 people, I'll choose only one winner. If we'll reach 30 people, there'll be two, the second place will get a fully coloured chibi commission. If we amount to 50 or more participants (I can dream, can't I? ), I'll add a third place: chibi lineart and a pixel icon!
So, spread the word and invite your friends! The more, the better!
- The raffle will start after there will be at least 10 participants.
- We have ten!