Digital CollageWhat do we mean by digital collage?Digital Collage3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What’s the difference between a digital collage and a photomanipulation?
The basic definition of Digital Collage is that it is a form of graphic art that uses virtual imagery and textures from different sources pieced and layered together (in a program such as Photoshop) into one final assembled image. The difference between digital collage and photomanipulation is that in a digital collage the artist usually works to make it somewhat obvious that the finished image has been made by “pasting” different images together.
Digital collage tends to rely heavily on traditional collage strategies such as ~
Chiasmage - consistent destruction of the primary motifs. The structures of various types of print, of music sheets, letters, geographic and star maps, chessboards or photographs are torn to little pieces and then put together again and glued to a base.
POW!POW!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: I may be slightly less active until mid-ish september as I am going home. Hopefully I'll have lots more art to show, I'll try to keep up with messages on my phone and home internet, I just many be slower than usual
I am having a bit of a Batman attack at the moment.
Also I came joint first place in :iconsevslover6195: 's contest I am so honored!
If you can spare a moment of your time please read this and see if you can help.
It's my partner's Grandfather's birthday today, so we're going to see him later
I'm doing some cheap commissions if anyone is interested:
I'm also going back to London on the 16th (YAH!) so I'll hopefully get lots more art done, though my interenet isn't great so I may take a while to get back to you. Hope you are all having a wonderful summer time!
Look at the amazing work!
International Day of People With DisabilitiesDecember 3rd, for twenty-one years, has been International Day of People With Disabilities and every year strives to promote the understanding of a person with a disability. The day raises awareness to their rights, well-being, and even dignity. While this day may not be well known, the message of this very important day should not be forgotten or overlooked.International Day of People With Disabilities10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is no difference between a person with a disability and a person without, they deserve equal treatment and equal consideration in all aspects of life.
"Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it." -Frances Wright
There are many groups here on deviantART who support and promote art made by people with disabilities:
And for the day I would like to feature some amazing deviants with disabilities (feel free to click links for more information on the disability):
Bolin Cosplay Tutorial----UPDATE----Bolin Cosplay Tutorial2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have uploaded the pictures of the main pattern pieces for the jacket to my scrapbook. Take a look if you are having troubles modifying your own pattern! (I couldn't find the pattern for the collar, I drew it on a piece of paper somewhere and I think it is gone now... sorry!)
I have had a lot of requests asking how I made the jacket for my cosplay, so I decided I would write a quick overview of what went into making it. I will not go into excruciating detail, but if you would like more help on any particular section, please leave a comment and I would be happy to elaborate!
STEP 1: Picking fabric
Print lots of good colored reference shots for yourself (or carry a smartphone with you) before heading to the fabric store. It goes without saying that you want to pick fabric with color that closely resembles your source, but it is also important to take into consideration things like the thickness and flexibility of yo
October Features Sunshine and Train tracks by Kayla9283 Shadow Land by Kayla9283 Animal Story Book Alteration by wetcanvas Pirate Ship Book Alteration by wetcanvas Cinderella - Antique Spoon Necklace by Ali-KatsCuriosities A leap not taken by hogret The meaning of life by hogret collage- front left by Becka990October Features2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(another) OC Meme(another) OC Meme(another) OC Meme1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1. Pick one (or more) of your OCs.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OCs.
3. Tag four people to do this meme!
4. Tell people that they been tagged with a link from your journal.
1. What is your name?
Sergeant Jessik Daruk 412th Niliesian Lupradons, Imperial Guard.
2. Do you know why you were named that?
I was named after a sister who died fighting a nest of Dreadful Nilths on the edge of our clan hunting grounds.
3. Are you single or taken?
I was once promised to Vanik Kamoi but he was murdered along with many, many of my clansmen along with my father. So I suppose I am untaken.
4. Have any abilities or powers?
*Frowns* I am a trained soldier and a hunter of clan Daruk but I am only human, I'm no warp tainted filth.
5. Stop being a Mary-sue!
*cold look* What did you ju
Soul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!So today I received a treat in my facebook inbox from old colleague and now-kickass GW artist, Kevin "Kingmong" Chin: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/Art_and_Soul.htmlSoul Drinkers and Imperial Guards!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Right now, I'm still awaiting a response from the Black Librarians to see if I am allowed to post some higher-res versions of my 3 Soul Drinkers covers here on DA. Till then, this is all they have up on their blog and all I have to show for, for now! For you Soul Drinkers fans out there, I was told not to reference any notable characters of the SD lore and come up with my own designs.
The general brief for the 3 covers was to have a tactical space marine, a captain, and lastly a dreadnought (being awoken). I thought it would be a neat idea to compose all the covers from a similar worms eye angle, not just for theatrics but rather to literally show the life cycle of a Space Marine as he fights and rises through the ranks, leading his brethren and eventually being entombed within a dreadnought to continue his tireless fig
DeviantART Compliments #114This compliment goes to LuminescentRayne for being my best friend! We've had great times on skype and when you've come to visit. I love our movie nights and I love how much stuff we have in common! I couldn't ask for a better friend, you are amazing!DeviantART Compliments #1142 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your art is beautiful and you're so very kind and warm and friendly. It's an honor knowing you and being able to view your art! You're an amazing person and thank you for all that you do!
You are so incredibly sweet and kind and it is always a joy to be around you and to talk to you. I always love to see your deviations and to read your journals. I admire your constant positivity and your love for life! It always brings a smile to my face when I see you around deviantART! Thank you for being you!
Your work is beautiful, spiritual, and always lifts my spirits when I see it. I can only imagine what goes on in that beautiful, creative head of yours. I love your work and I will always b
I believe an explanation is in orderThis is for you DashieFan1(from FIMfiction.net) and the rest of the people reading my little story.I believe an explanation is in order2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah the next chapter in "All that is Fair Part 1" has been taking some time to complete. I am going to tell you why, it has been taking so frakkin long.
I last updated the story back in December during my last winter break from college. By last I mean that as the last winter break of my undergraduate career. After that I focused on completing my senior thesis. That included completing my experiments and writing up the results,write a grant, and I also prepared three different presentations of my work. This took me to Graduation at the end of May.
I know I should have put my story on Hiatus but I was scared that I would lose some you. I didn't complete drop the story I would work on it here and there. Then I had a little bit of time before my family, friends and fiancee showed up so I reviewed what i had done in those five months. To make it short I didn't like what I had written for
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingPE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: Jumping1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
There is a spySpy's sapping my internet. Internet down.There is a spy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just borrowing a friend's internet connection for the moment. But they leaving on a week long vacation.
So see you when they get back or my telecommunication company fixes the problem.
The Votes are in, and the winner is.So after consulting with a few of my friends and random ponies on Pony squared. My OC's shall now be known as Desert Winds.The Votes are in, and the winner is.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It will work out well for what I got plan for him and the other oc's I've created. More on that later.
Until next time, Peace.
Next ChapterSorry everypony for the long wait.Next Chapter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This chapter turn out to be much longer then I had anticipated. Plus it getting near final and I have senior projects and paper due soon. I hoping to get the next Chapter out soon, just has to go through the final edit phases.
Thanks for sticking around.
DeviantART Compliments #113A-Shadow-Rose You are super lovely and such a joy to see around dA! Keep up the amazingness, sweetheart.DeviantART Compliments #1133 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
GoldenSunFlower and CureHope2000
You two are one of the most funniest friends I ever had! We share the same interests and humor.
It's so much fun talking to you guys! And you two comforting me when I get sad really makes me happy and I feel loved. <3 I hope we get to talk more and more and become great friends! Even though we already are. XD I'm glad I was able to meet you two. Everyone, give these two wonderful people a big hug~
Alright, What can I say? I love you guys, a lot~
To Snow: Snow, I absolutely love your art <3 You are blast to talk to, and you're a wonderful friend! You're like that Stoic, calm, dirty-minded side that I need in me X'D I always loved to talk to you and Cookie, and loved how you were just funny, even if you tried not to be. I
10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #1Free points to give away - Round #1 CLOSED!10x 100 DA Points Giveaway - Winner #13 years ago in Personal More Like This
do you want to win some free deviantPOINTS? I am starting a little journal game over 10 rounds where 1000 points altogether will find new owners. In order to participate you have to do this:
FAV this journal
Post a COMMENT in this journal (only one please)
Do ONE of the 3 following options:
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if you don't have a Facebook account FAV this deviation:
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if you are not a fan of my playing cards FAV this deviation:
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ATTENTION ALL WATCHERS!!!!! READ PLEASE!HELLO ALL YOU AWESOME WATCHERS!!! Pay attention. Okay so this year I'm going to be working on creating my own comic.ATTENTION ALL WATCHERS!!!!! READ PLEASE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thats going to involve Writing, character design, drawing, possibly inking, and coloring. WHOA! Lotta work.
I want you guys to help be apart of this process and come along with me on this adventure.
I'm going to be doing a lot of different character designs and environment crafting.
There will be polls for you guys to help me choose what the characters, environments, vehicles, and creatures should look like in the book.
Also feel free to put your own input on what you think would be a cool story line but, after I've shown you the first few characters and previews. I would love to hear your ideas.
I will be posting the first few previews of the characters soon and what their names are.
I'm possibly going to put this up on Kickstarters after everything with the characters and story line has been establish
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (sort of...)The Night Before 986996.M41'Twas the Night Before Christmas (sort of...)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
by Patrick Marstall (MarstallP@bah.com)
‘Twas the night before 986996.M41, and all through the station
All there was clear, there was no abomination.
My helmet was set on the desk to my right,
On the chance that I was to need it that night.
The guardsmen were ensconced, asleep in their beds,
All the tanks too were safe, secure in the sheds.
Marines in the barracks, some manning the wall,
Assured me that the bastion never would fall.
When out in the yard there arose such discord
I grabbed up my bolter and unsheathed my sword.
Away to the window, I ran to take aim
As the marines around me all did the same.
My bionic eye turned the night into day
Allowed me to see, and to seek out my prey.
When what did my loyalist ocular show,
But an ancient conveyance, knee-deep in the snow.
The vehicle was pulled by horned quadrupeds
And a fiery red nimbus glowed from the sled.
The driver was mighty, his eyes full of scorn,
Dressed all in crimson like a servant of Kho
Why we like Warhammer 40,000So I get asked this question a lot, for some reason. You might go 'Oh my god, I can't believe how nerdy this is', but Here's why, as told by an anonymous member of /tg/.Why we like Warhammer 40,0002 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It is the scale and depth. Anything can happen, and it does, all day, every day, at 250% maximum awesome. It is the over-the-top-80's, super-gritty-90's, and depth-demanding-2K's all blended together into one multimedia story. It harkens to the classic tales of the Gothic Age, the epic fables of Northern Europe, the darkness and detached sentimentalism of WW1, the corrupt tales of the urban underworld, the mind-warping fantasies of Lovecraft, and all while maintaining a sense of dark humor and romantic heroism."
And that just about sums it up, really.
Stay awesome, everyone.
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
MLP:FIM Style Pony Video tutorial Part 1So I finally got around to fixing up the video.MLP:FIM Style Pony Video tutorial Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
KEEP IN MIND THAT I'M NOT THE BEST AND MY PONY ANATOMY ISN'T PERFECT. THESE VIDEOS ARE TO SHOW YOU HOW I DRAW PONIES FOR MY ART AND COMICS. TO GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA ON HOW TO GO ABOUT DRAWING PONIES FOR YOURSELF.
If you decide to start drawing, keep in mind that your not going to be great at it when you first try. Believe me I couldn't draw ponies to save my life, but I keep at it and look at me now.
Don't give up, as long as you keep it up you'll soon be drawing ponies in no time. Also don't treat art as a chore, have fun with it.
Also use References to help you out, don't be ashamed to use them. Also check out this link for helpful pony anatomy sketches http://gunrunnersarsenal.tumblr.com/post/17039753243/tutorial-stuff-which-can-be-really-usefull
Also please read this journal
It may be long but it will help you understand what every artist goes through, so your not alone.
My best tip for you is,
Waiting for the Snow to FallStill waiting for the snow to fall, doesn't even feel like Christmas at all. -Coldplay Christmas lights.Waiting for the Snow to Fall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well it is finals week at my universty in the pacific northwest. The weather is cold but yet no rain or snow has fallen down low. Instead it decided to be bright and the air is kind of gunky looking. It is all rather confusing. But yet I find myself not being able to get into the Christmas spirit at all this year because of the weather.
Plus the heat doesn't seem to be working in the library, so it rather chilly inside. It would not be so bad if I was just studing in the library, but I also work at the library as well. Today I am pulling a double shift.
I would not be so bad if there was snow on the ground, and more of a holiday atmosphere around campus.
Enough ranting back to studying and working.
12-Month PM Giveaway12-Month PM Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Literally, just favourite this journal. That's all I ask. I'll be giving it away during the "Give a PM, Get a PM" season. I wanted to give it away to a friend but I honestly cannot decide who.
(Don't worry Hugh bby, I'll get you a new PM when I can again )
So just...favourite. I don't mind if you're friend or foe. Just please make sure you'll be active with it...I can even teach you a bit of CSS/HTML is you really want.
It ends in around three days. Oh, no. You don't need to do anything other than favourite this journal But I wouldn't mind a watch... ;___;
I'd love to thank all 500 people who entered for entering! I never expected so much! Thank you everyone so, so much!
See the winner above!
Creating an OooianCreating an Oooian is a very exciting thing! Please read all the different categories of Oooians before you decide, some rules apply to one category and not the other, so it might change your mind!Creating an Oooian3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 2: People have asked if your app has to be in AT style, since people have trouble drawing in the style. Well, worry no more, here's a helpful how-to! http://www.scribd.com/doc/14686737/How-to-Draw-Adventure-Time Click the download to see it, it has 16 slides and explains how to draw and apply the AT physics. Thanks so much to Fathix for providing it, I'm sure that everyone will benefit from it <3
Edit: I've been seeing a lot of people using umbrellas and swods for weapons, please be creative
Generally, an app drawn similar to AT style is preffered, but not required (however, keep in mind that an app drawn similar to AT style will have an edge over one that doesn't).
When making your character, please keep in mind that interaction with Canon
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat