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
3D Fractal Book Jacket Art by MarkJayBeeI was recently commissioned by Los Angeles based expert C++ programmer Robert MacGregor, to create a piece of 3D fractal artwork to illustrate the book jacket for his latest publication; 'C++ Data Structures from Scratch':3D Fractal Book Jacket Art by MarkJayBee3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
3D fractal artwork seems to me to be an ideal medium for book cover artwork, and I'm looking forward to receiving many more commissions for similar work in future.
To see the full article on my website, go to: http://markjaybeefractal.com/c-plus-book-jacket/
favorites of may '12most beautiful photos i found in may.favorites of may '123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
really summerly and colorful this time. (:
please fave this article if you enjoyed it.
940 by SlevinAaron
Cherry Blossom by Somebody--elseLet My Imagination Run Wild by sarathereseeA Droplet of Memories by AnnaKirsten
shining porcelain by Lisa-SchneiderHer eyes by NataliaCiobanumayor que la posible by sirbion
Immersed In Color by MaaykeKlaver..: beauty closed in a tulip :.. by Moth-called-Marigold
Interesting - part 77Interesting - part 772 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Make War Not Love by Flobelebelebobele:thumb335298259:
Springtime Feet by LMan-ArtworkKity by margaretaseewaldMELANCHOLY by KR-2Y-51-3K
Club 26, Young oldness by Vint26An Taobh Tuath by AlexModyLost World by anson7
baby love. by Katari01Dew drops 2 by Piroshki-PhotographyMeet Me At The Secret Garden by Piddling
. by Nightc0mla muse et la colombe by roserikaGrisho i kroliki by SashaQ
Sheep In Wolfish Clothes by DustinPanzinoal 40 st by ibrahimmaroS E R E N E by DennisChunga
331 by gerrish:thumb336210822:Dinopha Aventuras 9 by Fluorescentteddy
:thumb336067242:The hunter or prey by ninejearBarcelona by Goro38
Doves Nest / Nido de Tortolas by Daniel-FontaniniWhere the wild roses grow by jelena-csunset by LoveInMist
:thumb329183764:Tree of Life by voirreyLook by kanes
Krka National Park, Croatia. by e-uphoriaforest of fog by el-em-en-tMint web by The-Underwriter
kicia by tymol:thumb336864998:f a d i n g by creativemikey
:thumb336991469:A Cup Of Potpourri by BarryGreenlandEskdale Brook by NicolasAlexanderOtto
Fairy Land by MemmarteCrooked by PurpleScarecrowwinter-77 by Juraana
Singapore 1 by CalluKiller by Byzwa-DherUmbrella by NinjaKitten22
:thumb337577882:Farewell by Nazrin-PoladWinter Colossus by Lj-Lockhart
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
Spring Forward: Apple Unveils New ProductsSpring Forward: Apple Unveils New Products1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
SPRING FORWARD: Apple Unveils New Products
Apple Watch Wallpaper for iPad
Apple WATCH wallpaper
Apple hosted a Spring Forward event today, at which they made several announcements about existing and upcoming project
Birthday FeatureToday is the special day! My birthday! In celebration, I have made a big feature. Enjoy!Birthday Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Oh and a big shout out to naked-in-the-rain. It's her birthday too!
Please fave if you like it.
When life gives you lemons by iTaylie.: Lost Message :. by zZToraZz
orange. by schelminOrange Beauty by nviki89
:thumb96155119:Orange by light-from-Emirates
Oceans by Jules1983we'll never gonna fall by Orwald
Stalker by Kameolynnlately.. . by lipstickmisfit
7232910 by nairafee
:thumb286342086:Blue evening by Healzo
werewolf by multicaryca
Blueberry by JustHoldMeA Road To Nowhere by soulofautumn87
Pure pink by leelloor
:thumb255575282:The little things by nhuthanh
Black+White by AtXU
black white by softwaveblack and white butterfly by m3ntalysan3
Black and White by paroulek
Buttercup Black and White by everlynfaithblack and white by xX-SooPerStar-Xx
Editing Rainmeter skins the nice wayEditing and creating Rainmeter skins can be a daunting task. You have to remember the names of lots of options and what values you can assign to them, you have to keep track of your variables, possibly distributed over multiple files, and between all that you have to make sure you get the syntax right. If you have been using the standard Windows Notepad to edit your skin files, it was probably a painful experience.Editing Rainmeter skins the nice way1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It does not have to be like this! There is a lot a good editor can do to make editing skins easier, so you can spend more time thinking about what your measures and meters should do, and less time thinking about wether it is called ValueReminder or ValueRemainder. In my opinion, Sublime Text 2 (www.sublimetext.com/ ) does the best job of this. It is a commercial editor that costs $70 but can be evaluated free of charge for an unlimited amount of time. The only drawback of
Site Update: Thumb Grid to Beta, Redraw ButtonIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Thumb Grid to Beta, Redraw Button3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For Beta Testers: Thumb Grid!
Back in April we launched the new deviantART thumbnails to the Beta Testers. Over the last few months we've received a great deal of feedback from the community. We're always working to ensure that we put out products that are best for our community, and so today we'd like to announce some new options being added to these thumbnails to give you the best browsing experience.
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 Jacket3 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]
Fanfic Recs (UPDATED)Valenwind is kinda famous for it's fanfics.Fanfic Recs (UPDATED)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
But it's really hard to find the really, really good ones.
The recs can help the members find them.
If you know any good Valenwind fanfics, share with us! Review to us what you think about it and rate it! And it will be featured on the Fanfic Recs section!
= Mature Content(May contain graphic situations, whether it's smut, gore, or the like)
= Non Mature Content(May not contain graphic situations, whether it's smut, gore, or the like)
= Various contents, for galleries and archives
(In no particular order)
Vincent's Valentine by MorinoAthame(Ao3)
Past Midnight by Issola(LJ.com)
is an amazing fi
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 29BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 29BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 293 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Jungle Cat Lines by JupiterBlossem:thumb280686940:
Sunny Soul by ChashirskiyTOTALNA PORAZKA by NegraWaridiDistant chanting - redone by HeilyAensMay I stay here? by asiapasek
:iconlovesplz: DIGITAL ART :iconl
Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...This week we love to feature marcgosselin :iconmarcgosselin: as member of the week. He's a very talented and creative Traditional Artist!Soulcollectors Weekly Feature...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photomanipulation :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Photography :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Remembering the days by KarelSopek An Ancient Space by tourofnature Light Up My Light Bulb by DiamonEyes Camouflage by KelzJoannides
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Digital Painting - Vector :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Steampunk - Melissa -Parallel Earth by Uryen Big Guns by ArtistMEF faces by DanNeamu Mind Games by Mariano-PetitDeMurat Hopeless by 1oshuart A Prayer Before I Sleep: Father NATHANIEL McKENZIE by IJS-Creations
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Traditional :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Ventral, Hound of Daniel by VentralHound the waiting room by EvilineMoonflesh Through the Iris I by nimra Scaretale by STelari third eye by Sasha-Drug The Musician's Hands by Jeff-Bartels
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Social Issues, Cause -Art With Attitude :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Frida in the 21st Century by SabinaNore Pipe Smoking a Pipe by Zyryphocastria :thu
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 Thumbnails3 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
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureWatch depthRADIUSThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
February 27, 2013/by techgnotic
Watch depthRADIUS →
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
Do Not Preach "Tolerance" to MeRant ahead, my dears~Do Not Preach "Tolerance" to Me3 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
Boldly Facing The FutureBoldly Facing The Future4 months 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 in the morning.
It is the guide and the justification for everything, including our business partnerships, the development of the new app and the design of our new ide
HOLIDAY STOCK-O-RAMA! (and CAMERA!):iconstardivplz::iconstardiv2plz::iconstardiv3plz:HOLIDAY STOCK-O-RAMA! (and CAMERA!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HUGE HOLIDAY STOCK FEATURE!!!!!!!! (Hm. Did I put enough exclamation marks?) Oh well, good enough. This has got to be the most epic feature I've done yet! : D I hope you all enjoy; this will be up until the end of December.
So here are the coolest and most fun holiday stock resources I could find--anything you could ever need for your yuletide creations! From funny to traditional, to religious, it's all here! And so, here I showcase a North Pole-sized bunch of fantastic stock photographers and their relatively unseen stock and resource pictures for use for reference, photomanipulation, and other sundry awesomeness. So please, check these guys out! *** And remember to read the photographers' stock rules--VERY important.*** C:
Oh, and speaking of yuletide con
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyStreet Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
Superheroes as ManateesThe talented Joel Micah Harris recreates popular superheroes as manatees. (via Reddit)Superheroes as Manatees3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Drag Queens: Before and After
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.
Floating upIt had already 4 months that I didn't update anything here, OMGFloating up3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for the people visiting and giving comments!
I disappeared for the whole summer since I was working on my second FF7 fanbook : P
If anyone is interested, please note in DA or send me an e-mail to email@example.com
Title: MISSION ESCAPE!
Language: Chinese (included English translation sheets with the book!
Price: 12 USD (included book, shipping and paypal surcharge)
Contents: Short and kuso stories from CCFF7, mainly zack x cloud (actually it's not really yaoi)
Payment method: paypal
(my account is: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Feel free to ask me if there are any questions : D
Many many thanks to <
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 Bullying3 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
history of skin packhi skin pack users, today i show you the skin pack history.history of skin pack3 years ago in Personal More Like This
2001:start to work with win xp
2002:design visual style for xp by tgtsoft style builder
2003:change icons in shell32.dll with reshacker
2004:change system32 icons and pictures with cmd and replace with replacer
2005-2006:after finish my highscool i start to design skin pack project and first skin pack name is vista skin pack ultimate , all parts of installer work with cmd code , second pack is leopard skin pack and after that i design matrix skin pack for winmatrix.com, you can find my old project in www.winmatrix.com and my old free and html website www.parsayahoo.741.com and my4shared account and some project in my gallery in DA.
2007:after relase windows vista i start to design skin pack for vista but win vista not full support cmd code so i cant create skin pack for this os and i start to design skin pack project with nsis.
2008:seven skin pack ultimate for win xp in cmd code becuz nsis project not complete yet.