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
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-15-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-15-151 week ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 15, 2015
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Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 7, 2015
‘Age Of Ultron’ Trailer
How much more excited for Age of Ultron can you get? After watching this trailer, we discovered that the answer to that question is: a lot more excited. This new trailer has everyone doing super cool stunts and Tony Stark with a bit of that signature deadpan sarcasm. On the heel of this news, we’re also hearing that it’s been officially confirmed that the Russo brothers, who direct
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-4-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 4-4-153 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 4, 2015
Epic Game of Thrones
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Today’s Headlines From The News DeskApril 2, 2015
Winnie the Pooh and Friends
Winnie The Pooh To Become Live Action
What is Disney doing to our childhood is a question that we asked, out loud, to no one in particular, a
Cosplay Friday: The Justice LeagueCosplay Friday: The Justice League1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: The Original Superhero Team
The next couple of years promises to be full of comic book superheroes no matter where your allegiance falls in the DC/Marvel divide.
Following in The Avengers’ big screen footsteps, the Justice League of America (JLA) is finally getting its own live-action movie, even though the Justice League came along way before The Avengers were even born. A quick stroll down comic book lane reveals how the JLA got
Fan Art Friday: GargoylesFan Art Friday: Gargoyles2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
FAN ART FRIDAY: Stone By Day, Warriors By Night
We are GARGOYLES
One thousand years ago…
Well more like 20 years ago Disney’s animated series Gargoyles hit the airwaves and captivated the hearts and minds of youngsters across the globe. Created by Greg Weismen, the show followed a clan of gargoyles lead by Goliath after they awaken in New York from a thousand-year-old spell-induced slumber. They meet and befriend NYPD detective Elisa Maza who helps them adapt to the new world th
Expensive Taste: When Money Is The MediumExpensive Taste: When Money Is The Medium1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
EXPENSIVE TASTE When Money
Is The Medium
Five Dollar Batman
Our currency is covered in artwork.
Engravings on a coin or the images on the back of a dollar help us differentiate between denominations, but they serve other purposes as well. They are used to prevent anyone outside of the government that issues the currency from creating duplicates, and the images are supposed to provide cultural touchstones that bond together its users. Any American can rec
Awesome X3I just feel like sharing a drawing of my fursona my friend :iconsweetdreamsfreddy: drew for me:Awesome X35 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have to say, that dress is just freakin' awesome. >//w//< I really do struggle an awful lot with my insecurity - but a drawing like this helps me more than words can describe. :'3
Twilight Survey. Because I Can. 1. What is your over-all opinion about the series Twilight?Twilight Survey. Because I Can.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*holds up bottle of gasoline* Stephanie Meyer, I have a gift for you you don't happen to have a match on you, do ya?
2. Who is your favorite character? Why?
Carlisle, I suppose, because he was the only one who had a backstory I actually was interested in. Why couldn't this story have taken place 400 years ago, been about Dracula-type vampires, had no teenagers in it, and been a deep, physiological tale about young vampire-slayer Carlisle being bitten and trying to reconcile himself with his new 'cursed' existence and find his place in the world- all while trying not to be found out and murdered by the other vampire slayers? Huh? I would even have tolerated a romance- one that was intelligent and well-done.
3. Who is your least favorite character? Why?
Bella. Because listening to her thoughts makes me want to stick a fork in my arm. Or eyes. Or brain.
4. Team Edward, Team Jacob, o
TOME Episode 04 and what lies ahead...Took way longer than I thought, but it's done.TOME Episode 04 and what lies ahead...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TOME Episode 04: "Fraggedquest" is released to Newgrounds, as well as the Traveler's Guide just for archival purposes. Thank you EVERYONE who helped put this episode together. I got wa too ambitious with it and it ended up being way longer than I expected, but I genuinely think it's our best one yet. Also, I apologize for any glitches in the animation and sound. I'm going to try and get the YouTube version completed next week and some of those issues will hopefully not be a problem anymore. Thanks for understanding and I hope you enjoyed the episode for what it is.
So people are probably immediately thinking, "when does Episode 05 come out?!" Well, the next step isn't that simple. Believe me, I'd LOVE to keep just making the episodes as I had originally planned and continue throu
Lexus IS Design Contest Winners AnnouncementLexus IS Design Contest Winners Announcement2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Lexus IS Design Contest! Judges from MotorTrend, Calty Design, VIP AutoSalon, and Lexus, collaborated to select our winners, and were truly impressed with the quality and skill represented in all 25 semi-finalists.
Mayan Warrior Queen UnearthedIf you are familiar with the great warrior queens of history, then you are probably thinking of Boudicca of the Iceni, Zenobia of Syria, or Tomyris of the Scythians. Sadly, the New World civilizations are lesser-known to most people.Mayan Warrior Queen Unearthed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am a total nerd for pre-Columbian civilization, and that's why I totally squee'd when I spotted this news article today about the discovery of the tomb of the ancient Mayan warrior queen, known as Lady K'abel.
Lady K'abel was queen of the city-state of El-Peru-Waka', from 672-692 AD. The Mayan civilization was not a singular kingdom, but a collection of independent city states. Lady K'abel was married to the king K'inich Balaam, and apparently held the title of military governor.
From Discovery.com News:
"Archaeologists in Guatemala say they have discovered the 7th-century tomb of Lady K'abel, one of the greatest queens of classic Maya civilization.
The most powerful person in Waka' during her life
Mass Effect 3 Endings ExplainedEDIT - There's even a video to help explain it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDSwW7jflAQ&feature=youtu.beMass Effect 3 Endings Explained3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT PART 2 - Here's an even better video to explain it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?vZ7bsIpEKIg
EDIT PART 3 - Here's a link to the BSN Thread with more details: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/355/index/9727423
EDIT PART 4 - Here are some images that help make more sense:
"You take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." Doesn't this sound oddly familiar?
By picking the blue or green options in Mass Effect 3, you basically agreed to give up, stop fighting and just die. Picking the red beam means your still fighting, struggling against the Reapers, not going to just lay there and die like they want you to. Live to fight another day..
500 Points Giveaway! WINNERS ANNOUNCEDTHE GIVEAWAY IS OVER500 Points Giveaway! WINNERS ANNOUNCED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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ALL THINGS ONE DIRECTIONOH MY GOD THE 'LITTLE THINGS' VIDEO CAME OUT AND I CAN'T STOP FREAKING!!!! I'M CRYING, LAUGHING LIKE AN IDIOT, SMILING, GIGGLING, AND A TON OF OTHER STUFF IT'S INSANE! OHMYGODOHYMYGODOHMYGOD!!!!!! AAAAHHH!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS VIDEO IT'S PERFECT JUST LIKE THEM I LOVE IT I DIED MULTIPLE TIMES!!!!! I KNW THIS IS PROBABLY GETTING ANNOYING SO JUST WATCH THE VIDEO!!!ALL THINGS ONE DIRECTION2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also... I read a REALLY good fan fiction! Surprisingly, it's a LARRY fanfic. Which is weird for me since I'm not a huge fan of larry but this was really good:
Comparison between Nazism and Communism Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian by George Reisman:Comparison between Nazism and Communism1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My purpose today is to make just two main points: (1) To show why Nazi Germany was a socialist state, not a capitalist one. And (2) to show why socialism, understood as an economic system based on government ownership of the means of production, positively requires a totalitarian dictatorship.
The identification of Nazi Germany as a socialist state was one of the many great contributions of Ludwig von Mises.
When one remembers that the word "Nazi" was an abbreviation for "der Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiters Partei — in English translation: the National Socialist German Workers' Party — Mises's identification might not appear all that noteworthy. For what should one expect the economic system of a country ruled by a party with "socialist" in its name to be but socialism?
Nevertheless, apart from Mises and his readers, practically no one thinks of Nazi Germany as a socialist state. It
How to help someone depressedWhat I hate about our apathetic and stressful and greedy world is how people are too cold to know how to help someone with their depression. I should know, since I suffer from depression.How to help someone depressed1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Professional headshrinks and psychologists and such can go kiss my ass when it comes to depression - they might be good for guide lines and such things... but to help someone with depression? Fat chance. And same goes for people on Youtube and such sharing their videos on how to "deal with depression". People think you should get instructions - like some sort of manual on how to deal with depression, and that it's this complicated mess you need to explain well-worded for a long-ass time.
It's not. It's just not. It's only "complicated" to people because we as said live in a apathetic world... a world where there's no room for empathy, love, compassion, and caring comfort. Nothing could make me realize this better than Justin Carmical's (JewWario's) last words he gave the world before passing away:
N7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) artN7 Day: Mass Effect (fan) art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Mass Effect Fan Art by Lizzy-John
Someone Else Might Have Gotten It Wrong. by LemonSherman
Mass Effect Medieval by @DaveRapozaArt
Mass Effect: EDI by ruthieee
Mass effect 2 final shot by JJasso
Alistair and Sebastian - Mass Age by AndrewRyanArt
Commander Shepard by MagicnaAnavi
Mass Effect 2 - Asari by love-squad
Mass Effect 3 - Miranda by patryk-garrett
A Note To All Gargoyles Fans:I'd like to start off by explaining that I am a long standing fan of Disney's cult-classic series; Gargoyles. I was five years old when I first became interested in the story and it's characters, and looking back on it I may have been the only one among my friends watching it at the time. And now as I have matured, I find myself enjoying the series much more because I better understand the writing and progress.A Note To All Gargoyles Fans:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my observations of discussion boards, forums and fan-art postings, I've noticed that most fans have been disappointed that they have yet to see the release of a live-action movie based on Gargoyles. And while a live-action adaptation of one of my old favourites would excite me, I'm kind of glad they haven't tried it yet.
First off, over the past several years I've seen a number of adaptations of comic books, video games and TV series' that happened to be notable disappointments towards longtime fans. Case in point: X-men franchise and Transformers. I've also noticed that in l
Why I love Donkey TF'sAs a kid, Pinocchio was one of my favorite movies. I remember watching it on VHS over and over and over again. Fortunately I was usually always alone when I watched it. I vividly remember being, ahem, aroused when Lampwick met his unfortunate fate on Pleasure Island. I didn't know why, but that scene has always fascinated me. I loved when his pants split as his tail grew, and I loved when his hands changed into Donkey Hooves. Finally he was forced onto all fours as he lost his human voice and ran braying around the room kicking furniture. As I got older, I would imagine myself in simiar scenes. These fantasies stuck pretty close to the Disney version, there were favorite lines that I would incorporate, like when the Coachman asks "And what might your name be?" or "So you can talk", or Lampwick's "Please you gotta help me". Of course the only thing that would have made Pleasure island better would have been if there had been sexy women there too so that idea was always in my scenarios.Why I love Donkey TF's4 years ago in Personal More Like This
DO YOU WANT TO ANIMATE IN JAPAN? JAPAN WANTS YOU!The Japan Image Council (JAPIC) has announced that they are now accepting applications for their "Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014″ program.DO YOU WANT TO ANIMATE IN JAPAN? JAPAN WANTS YOU!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho/Government of Japan) and run by the Japan Image Council since 2010, is a residency that "aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture."
The artists selected will spend 70 days in Tokyo, between January 7 and March 17th, 2014. The program will provide travel expenses, living allowance, and rental accommodations, as well as the opportunity to interact with the Japanese animation community.
APPLY HERE: http://japic.jp/eng/2013/05/information-for-prospective-applicants-4/
Autumn [Feature - Underappreciated Artists]The third installment in a series of news articles featuring underappreciated artists here on dA.Autumn [Feature - Underappreciated Artists]4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
(All of these are from artists with less than 50 watchers)
Autumn by fallingslowly47 Untitled by DifferentWiring :thumb257073293:
Eye of Final Seasons by Leafbreeze7 fall autumn road by SoloDareDevil kiziu by HillbillyCat58
When Autumn attacks by ArtEu Autumn Poetree by Vivianrachael :thumb255892770:
Autumn Fury by haflinger-sama An Oriental Autumn by corrinasart :thumb255991365:
Sorrow and the silent water by TheChosenPesssimist :thumb257540788: :thumb257681872:
If you liked this feature then remember to click the button (or the article) to bring more attention to these underappreciated artists.
Also, go and check out some of their other work as I couldn't feature everything here!
Parts one and two in the series: http://sandstar12.deviantart.com/journal/Rainbow-Earth-Feature-Underappreciated-Artists-216111995, http://sand