my 2 cents on name changeits an awesome option, so thank you DA for thatmy 2 cents on name change4 years ago in Personal More Like This
however, if you have created a reputation on your on-going name, and this is particular important for those of you who are looking forward to create a bigger fan-base, think carefully before you change your name.
i dont speak for everyone, but i know that when i look at comments, my order of reading is this, their icon and then their name
theres been a couple of times that i failed to recognize a friend's comment because they changed their icon, so even the icon is a big deal if you are trying to make a name for yourself, its really like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
now if you change both your name and icon, its a pretty damn risky thing. I know DA sends your watcher a notice about name change, but you also have to know that there are lazy bastards like me who would fail to see those things when i'm distracted.
if you have created a name on the internet as, for example:"emerald-dragon" on DA, and people from
Don't go to Art School!I have not been brave enough to utter that sentence- until today. Today is the day I read THIS GREAT ARTICLE by Noah Bradley: https://medium.com/i-m-h-o/138c5efd45e9 I have been more and more bothered by us artists paying for art schools that cost as much as Ivy League law schools (or more) only to come out of said schools not able to find art jobs to pay off the mounds of debt that has left school with you! This article also mirrors my own feelings: its not about the instructors (or very rarely). They are underpaid and under appreciated. Some don't have the proper art training but have replaced that with Master's degrees, which is a pet peeve of mine as far as the costs the students are paying for that instruction. But, again, that's not the instructor's fault. They were able to get that job because only those with Master's degrees can fill those positions. They worked for that degree, so good for them. Art schools are not dDon't go to Art School!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
stuff I'm doing right now... :Bjust thought I'd kept you updated on what's causing me to post less art nowadays. Not sure if anyone's been noticing that, though, but this month I've been focusing on a graphic novel I'm working on. It's a graphic novel that I can't tell you about or show you, because it's my entry to this huge comic-contest that's going on here in Norway now. I've got just a few days to finish the first five pages, and so far I've only finished the first page 80% and then some drawings that will be panels, etc.. I have sketches on all five pages, but I want them to look really good for this contest, so the whole process of "perfecting" the drawings is quite time consuming. But hopefully it will be worth it somewhat. I've also gotta write a synopsis/summary of the entire graphic novel. It doesn't have to be a long summary, which is what's gonna be a bit tough for me. I tend to get carried away when I write, and I'd love to write a long summary of my graphic novel, but shortening it to only five sentenstuff I'm doing right now... :B3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Art Challenge #15 WaterfallCreative Art ChallengeCreative Art Challenge #15 Waterfall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Creative Challenge #1 - Clean
Creative Challenge #2 - Christmas
Creative Challenge #3 - Gateway
Creative Challenge #4 - Cold
Creative Challenge #5 - Scotland
Creative Challenge #6 - Froud Fae
Creative Challenge #7 - Daenerys
DA PortfolioDA Portfolio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've uploaded some new pieces in there, check it out
I've been so busy with new projects lately...
So I couldn't reply your messages. Sorry guys
* I am working on a busy schedule all the time so I am not doing any drawings or band logos or any other stuff for free, so please don't ask for such favours. Oh, and I don't take requests so please don't ask me.
Rainmeter Code Walkthrough #1 - Do I Need a JacketThis is a code walkthrough of my "Do I Need a Jacket?" Rainmeter weather skin. The goal of the skin is to replicate doineedajacket.com in a Rainmeter weather skin, including the ability of the end user to set their own temperature thresholds. Here's a screenshot of what this skin looks like:Rainmeter Code Walkthrough #1 - Do I Need a Jacket4 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, lets get the basics out of the way. We of course need [Rainmeter], [Metadata], and [Variables] sections.
Author=Flying Hyrax | flyinghyrax.deviantart.com
MouseOverAction=!Execute [!ShowMeterGroup buttons][!Redraw]
New deviantART ThumbnailsIn the weekly Site Updates, we've been telling you all about the changes that have been launched to deviantART, getting your feedback, and reporting all the bugs that have been fixed.New deviantART Thumbnails4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This change is a little different, since it involves a feature that has been in place for a long time. We think it deserves an announcement of its own, ahead of time.
The current deviantART thumbnails (the smaller versions of deviations) have served the community well for years; however, there's always room for improvement.
Some of the problems with existing thumbnails are: they leave a lot of blank space around them, there isn't a lot of room for text for literature deviations, and the thumbnails don't present very tall/wide images well.
The New Thumbnails
Now, we've created a new style of thumbnail, which hopes to solve a lot of these problems.
We've made all thumbnails bigger!We're showing them in tidier row
Support DAdotARTSupport DAdotART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Calling All Professionals and Organizations
DeviantART is getting a tremendous, positive response to our call for support for the application by DAdotART for the .ART domain.
We now have a special request for professional artists, art directors, creative directors, curators, educators and others employed directly in the arts to show their support in their professional capacities.
We also have a special request to members of the deviantART community who belong to organizations involved in the arts to submit an indication of support from the organization.
The idea of an address on the Internet ending in .ART is compelling to all of us in the arts. It would instantly verify an intention on the part of that location completely different than the intentions sh
Do Not Preach 'Tolerance' to MeRant ahead, my dears~Do Not Preach 'Tolerance' to Me4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly people like THIS and THIS that remind me why people suck. Not only do people suck, they suck the hairiest set of donkey BALLS you ever did see. The kind of balls that make you scream in fucking TERROR and hide under your blankets like a 5 year old who believes it they can't see IT, they can't see THEM.
Homophobia is honestly the most childish and stupid thing I have ever heard of and seen. Quite frankly, is pisses me right the fuck off. I mean, GAWD, who died and told them they could treat people the way they do? It sure as hell wasn't GOD.
And the moment you say something back about their hate, they immediately go "omg, you're just in denial" (denial of WHAT!?) or "what about love and tolerance?" (Um, we have it, but it's hard to tolerate the hate that spews from your mouth, dude).
I've heard so many different statements about how homosexuality is so damn hor
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
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You Are The Future
Forward by techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain
Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy! Mysterious hum driving people crazy around the world!Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away.
It's known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that's heard in places as disparate as Taos, N.M.; Bristol, England; and Largs, Scotland.
But what causes the Hum, and why it only affects a small percentage of the population in certain areas, remain a mystery, despite a number of scientific investigations.
Reports started trickling in during the 1950s from people who had never heard anything unusual before; suddenly, they were bedeviled by an annoying, low-frequency humming, throbbing or rumbling sound.
The cases seem to have several factors in common: Generally, the Hum is only heard indoors, and it's louder at night than during the day. It's also more common in rural or suburban environments; reports of a hum are rare in urban areas, probably because of the steady background noise in crowded cities.
Taking GameStop Down a PegLast year Moviebob (aka: The Game Overthinker) made a video http://www.screwattack.com/shows/partners/game-overthinker/game-overthinker-episode-41-revolution in which he detailed the bad position the video game industry is in thanks to GameStop. Since the latest Mario, Zelda, and COD games have just hit shelves, I thought now would be a good time to try putting his suggestions into effect.Taking GameStop Down a Peg4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to try and use my platform here on DA to reach out to my fellow gamers and recommend that, if possible, you don't buy your big ticket titles at GameStop for the next few months.
I'm not gonna give any lengthy reasons for doing so, all that can be found in the video link. I just personally have issues with GameStop (the company not the employees), and want to do my part to take them down a peg.
So if you can, don't go to GameStop to buy your big ticket titles unless there really are no other stores available to you. Go to Target, Walmart, Best Buy, or buy online. If you need to go to GameSto
My Thoughts on Occupy Wall StreetFor the past couple of weeks I've been getting a few suggestions that I make some artwork in support of the "Occupy Wall Street movement. I've thus far refrained from doing so because I honestly don't know enough about the movement to definitively put my weight behind it. Unlike supporting the gay rights movement which have clearly defined goals they want to achieve, thus far the OWS doesn't seem to have any clear agenda.My Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Personally I don't really understand what the OWS stands for other than being angry at excess spending, which I kinda thought was pretty universal to begin with. And while the OWS is becoming a huge thing and spreading all over the country like wildfire... since there's no clear protest, no leaders, not even any clear goals... I don't really understand what they hope to accomplish or how they expect anything to actually get done.
Don't get me wrong. I support the right to protest. Protesting is a peaceful way to demonstrate your beliefs and potentially effect change i
Boldly Facing The FutureBoldly Facing The Future1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Artist Credit DanielaUhlig
Many of you have been in this community for a long time, but whether you’ve just joined or you’ve been a member since day one, this is your first impression of the new DeviantArt.
Change is not something that we take lightly, because it affects our collective identity. It was important for us to define who we are and what we’re made of at our core before we changed anything. We all have our own understanding of what that means, but the process of getting that core story down on paper took almost a year.
The result is “Bleed and Breed Art.” This is our center of gravity and our reason for getting out of bed i
Internet BullyingFor many kids growing up in the 80's, if you were bullied in school you were able to "tough it out" because you knew your social interaction with said bully was isolated only to when you were in close proximity of them. When the bell range and you went home, you could dismiss the bully's taunting and physical abuse and be reminded of friends and family who supported you and kept your spirits up.Internet Bullying4 years ago in Personal More Like This
But in today's day and age of seemingly constant online connectivity, the "victims" of bullying have a harder time escaping. Once the bell rings, they're still potentially subject to be bullied via verbal assaults online, which often goes completely unnoticed by parents and friends. The worse part of this is that we're often told that because it happens "on the internet" there's no real consequences of trolling or bullying, which is far from true.
I've never accepted the excuse that just because "it happens on the internet" means it can't personally harm you in real life. Part of that is from m
Under 5 FavsDeviations with under 5 favs . Give them some love please.Under 5 Favs4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Please the article to help these artists gain more exposure!
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Spacewalk Aborted After Astronaut's Helmet Leaks!A spacewalk to work on the International Space Station ended abruptly on Tuesday when a water-like liquid started building up inside an Italian astronaut's helmet, NASA officials said.Spacewalk Aborted After Astronaut's Helmet Leaks!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy and Italy's Luca Parmitano were less than an hour into a planned six-hour outing when Parmitano reported what seemed to be water inside his helmet.
"My head is really wet and I have a feeling it's increasing," Parmitano radioed to flight controllers in Houston.
Thinking it might be his drink bag leaking, Parmitano drained the bag, but in the weightless environment of space, blobs of liquid continued to collect in his helmet.
"Where's it coming from?" Parmitano said. "It's too much … Now it's in my eyes."
Cassidy, who had maneuvered over to assist Parmitano, thought the drink bag was the most likely source.
"There's no other place for it to come, unless it's sweat or urine," he said.
NASA called off the spacewalk just before 9 a.m. EDT and Cassidy hastily cleaned up equipment
Fake DeviantsA teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.Fake Deviants4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's see who will actually re-post this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. This is a test to see how many people list actually pay attention. Copy and re-post
Superhero.Okay, here is a question for all of you fellas that love Superheroes. Yes, i know that its a random question. lol.Superhero.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: If you were a Superhero, which one will you be?
Me: Batman because he is buff and its not afraid of anything, plus he is cool!
Now, it your turn!
Feature Friday #27Hi everyone,Feature Friday #274 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's time to show you all the picture that we moved into the featured folder this week! Go show all these great cosplayers some love!
And those are all our features for this week!
Have a great day everyone!
Founders of Cosplay Station
[Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue][Bullet; Blue]
August contest post
Cosplay of the month Contest Folder
Icon Contest Folder
Birthday feature signup post
Super Group Donation Pool
WWDC 2012Yesterday's keynote was quite a doosey! We heard about lot of great features coming to the Mac and to iOS devices, and even a brand new line of pro MacBooks. Those things are so sexy, can't wait to get my hands on one!WWDC 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those of you who missed it, Mountain Lion, the next release of OS X is set to hit stores in July. Like it's predecessor, Lion, it will only be available as a digital copy through the mac app store which helps cuts costs so it will be available for the new low price of USD $19.99
The next iteration of iOS software is set to release in the fall. iOS 6 will be completely free for iPhone 3GS and newer, 4th gen iPod touch, the 2nd generation iPad and the new retina iPads. It boasts hundreds of new features and SDK's for developers. Be sure to check out the new maps app, it's breathtaking.
And last but not least, the new retina MacBook Pro
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Livestream, Wreck it RalphSo, I got my hands on the critic version. You know, the dvd they show to critics before the movie comes out.Livestream, Wreck it Ralph3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's good quality and I'm gonna watch it in lets say 2 hours.
Anyone who wants to join me, here is the link: