My Star Wars vs. Aliens storyI've been wanting to do this for a long time - and here it is at long last - my fan story/art featuring a confrontation between Darth Vader, a squad of Stormtroopers and a group of angry Alien Xenomorphs (and a surprise character also makes an appearance at the end!).My Star Wars vs. Aliens story10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This story ties together some of the pin-up pieces I've posted mashing up these two sci-fi franchises. I'm a big fan of them both - and this is my homage to them, as well as my hope that a meeting could someday find its way onto the big screen.
The set up for this story is as follows:
Following the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire, Darth Vader continues to fall ever deeper into the abyss of the Dark Side of the Force. His efforts to enforce his master's will and lust for power lead him to delve further into the lore of the mysterious Sith.
Learning from his evil Emperor that former Sith apprentice, Darth Maul, had overcome a nest of Xenomorphs as a right of passage, Vader has search
Allpose: *Last* last call for booksIf you ordered books from me, they should be going out within the next 5 days.Allpose: *Last* last call for books3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SORRY IT'S TAKING SO LONG!! USPS raised their rates for people outside the US and I have to make sure I have shipping for everyone in one action. Thank you everyone for your patience. I love you all. (it's true)
I wasn't able to get rid of these books as easily as I was thinking...so I still have them.
I'm running low on the couples books but I still have plenty of the rest.
I'm open back up and would really like to sell them all. Please! 8D
They're super useful and I really want to see people use them. So stop by the store!
The USPS did away with surface to air shipping overseas. That means I, unfortunately, have to charge an additional $40+ to anyone outside of the US (except for Canada, I think). So be aware of that.
How is everyone doing, btw? ...school started and everything else!
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Collection: 'Tis The SeasonCollection: 'Tis The Season7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
’Tis The Season
Every year our minds and souls embrace a period of giving, a time when we think of others and spend time with family and friends. For many though there is no time off. They have to work or are on emergency standby to help those who have accidents.
Then there are those who have nothing to share, no money to buy gifts, who can only give the love in their hearts to others. Those are the greatest gifts.
We all know someone that could do with some love this season. Knock on a door or make a phone call, share a meal or just make someone a cup of tea and listen to their stories. We will all benefit from giving others a little of our time.
The Golden Age Of Travel PostersThe Golden Age Of Travel Posters5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Golden Age Of Travel Posters
Vintage Miami Florida Travel Poster
Canoeing the lagoons of Cerulean City, strolling through Wonderland, zipping to Jupiter’s moons and more adventures have been promised in travel posters.
Of course these locations are exotic dream destinations, fantasy worlds, but there was a time when travel itself to very real locales in this world was a special and fantastical undertaking. Vintage travel posters take us back
Attention INKERS....yeah...you...Alright kids, I'm always giving the colorists love by uploading things for them to splash color on...now it's time to give some love to my inking brethren...Attention INKERS....yeah...you...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So...here's the deal...I have two (2) pages of Cazadora that I will be uploading in the next couple of days...I need both of them inked - doesn't matter to me if it is original, or digital...you have one week to complete one, or both pages...I will pick the best rendition to be used in the book, at which time I will need them to be submitted back to me at 300DPI...you will get credit for that page, as well as a signed copy of the book, but most importantly...you will receive the original pencil page...yes...THE original page...to hold in your sweaty little hands...
Doesn't matter your skill level, professional, novice, intermediate, - doesn't matter - the piece that I feel translates my pencils the best, will be used...the pencils will be somewhat loose, because I
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-2015Today's Headlines From The News Desk 03-09-20155 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines FROM THE NEWS DESKMarch 9, 2015
For Your Consideration
We understand, it’s Monday.
Epilepsy Awareness Day March 26th 2013The Purple TruthEpilepsy Awareness Day March 26th 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
March 26, known to the epileptic community as Purple Day, is a day to promote understanding and teach others the signs of epilepsy and seizures. As one of the most common neurological conditions in the world, directly affecting 65 million people globally, and with 1 out of 10 people having suffered a seizure in their lifetime, this condition has a real presence in our lives. What is epilepsy though?
Epilepsy is defined as a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. Normal brain function is made possible by millions of tiny electrical charges passing between nerve cells in the brain and to all parts of the body. When someone has epilepsy, this normal pattern may be interrupted by intermittent bursts of electrical energy that are much more intense than usual.
A seizure, a symptom of epilepsy, occurs when a brief, strong sur
Art Weapon For The PeopleArt Weapon For The People8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
For The People
Get the App
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As you explore the possibilities just opened up to you by the DeviantArt Mobile App, you should all be asking more than just “how can this app entertain me,” but instead, how
Dr. Martin Luther King JrDr. Martin Luther King Jr7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black and White by josephrocca
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of exemplary personal sacrifice in the face of the constant threat of violent reprisals, including sudden death.
He is synonymous with civil rights and the icon of the struggle of Black Americans for racial, economic, and social equality. He earns his place in history as one of the legendary rare human beings who really made a difference,
Blood On The Easel: Da Vinci VS MichelangeloBlood On The Easel: Da Vinci VS Michelangelo5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
BLOOD ON THE EASEL: Da Vinci vs Michelangelo
The Creation of Censor
Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci couldn’t stand each other
You might think that the two artists, who both lived in Florence in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, could’ve learned from one another, shared secrets, or otherwise bonded over their mutual passion. Instead, each thought of the other as inferior. An anonymous Florentine author, known
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White PeopleThe Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White People5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
Finding Ferguson by Nikkolas Smith
Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”
— Sam White, Dear White People
The Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”
Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
Movie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: NausicaaMovie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: Nausicaa7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Pino44io
The story unfolds one thousand years after the Seven Days of Fire, the event that brought about the ultimate destruction of industrial society, and the few remaining human tribes struggle to survive, clinging to the slowly shrinking areas that are still suitable to live in.
“Kaze no Tani no Naushika” was theatrically released before Studio
Be yourself. Because you're awesome!Consider this as a follow up of my last journal about getting pageviews.Be yourself. Because you're awesome!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
While the majority of the people reacted very positively towards the tips & tricks I shared, there were also some very hostile reactions that ideas like that would encourage you to be something you're not.
I'd like to elaborate on that.
First of all, these tips are basically science.
I didn't just randomly think them up. Most of the points are things that have been proven through marketing- and usability research. This whole marketing thing, however, is a field many artists are for some reason unfamiliar with, so people don't take it into account when wondering why they don't get the exposure they think they deserve. They often undeserving think it's their art that sucks, and that's a shame.
The reason I post this stuff, is mainly because I want people to know.
What you do with it, is
Tracing gets you nowhere.I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.Tracing gets you nowhere.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?
Jack f**king sh*t.
You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, bec
James Joyce In SpaceJames Joyce In Space7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
James Joyce in Space
By istickboy, @TruePictureInc
Milky Way by hyperblade416
1922 First Edition Cover
by James Joyce
What do you think about when you look at the stars in the night sky?
Every June 16, the day fans of novelist James Joyce celebrate “Bloomsday
Femme Force: The New Female AvengersFemme Force: The New Female Avengers6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FEMME FORCE: The New Female Avengers
Birds of Prey and Batgirls
Congratulations to the Comics Industry!
Yes, folks, congratulations are in order. For years the comics industry has fought the never ending battle to prove to an uncaring world that comics weren’t just for kids. Thankfully there are now very few one–note heroes left, most of them now being heavily conflicted ‘Anti–Heroes’ who tread the morally gray area b
Pisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The DeepPisces: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
PISCES: The Dancing Dreamers Of The Deep
Zodiac Sign Pisces
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some, the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
DreamWorks Fan of the Week!I'm typically a very humble person. It's hard when I get excited about something, and feel like I can't share it without sounding like I'm bragging or being a jerk about it. So please don't take this post or any future ones that way.DreamWorks Fan of the Week!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, DreamWorks today started a Fan of the Week thing on their official website. They apparently chose me as the first one to start it off.
Back in 2012, around the film's 2nd anniversairy when I first got the idea from my friend to send a plush to DreamWorks, the most realistic outcome that I hoped for was that they would publicly recognize me. Although what I ended up getting was far more than I ever could have imagined, it feels special to finally have my old hope come full circle. I am honored for all they have done for me.
Thank you, and good luck to all the future fans who will be lucky enough to be hosted on their main website!
Oh of course, here's the link to where they posted about me.
Game Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsGame Of Thrones: Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
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Movie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: My Neighbor TotoroMovie Review: Hayao Miyazaki: My Neighbor Totoro6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
one big family by noctis07
Boarding Now: Catbuses to Spirit Worlds
This is the movie that really started it all for Japanese anime as a worldwide phenomenon: Tonari no Totoro (“My Neighbor Totoro”). Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released in April 1988, it became the flagship of Studio Ghibli and can be found on lists of the most popular, the most iconic
Fan Art Friday: How to Train Your DragonFan Art Friday: How to Train Your Dragon7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: We Have Dragons!
How to Train your Dragon by krissy
How to Train Your Dragon
The island of Berk once had a troublesome problem with looting airborne raiders, but thanks to Hiccup and his dragon/best friend, Toothless, a peaceful coexistence reigns in the Viking land. It wasn’t an easy undertaking to get to this point, but audiences all over have sure enjoyed the journey of these action packed films.
Creator Owned ComicsCreator Owned Comics3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Marvel Superheroes ver 2
Can creator owned comics save the comics industry?
The Comics Industry is going through something of a secret crisis right now. A crisis that could have been avoided, but one where there is still a way out. The two biggest problems are a stagnation of business ideas and lack of sales.
Let’s look at the origins of these problems
For years many have bemoaned the fact that comics have lost their easy accessibility. For decades comics w
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Thoughts on Transformers Robots In Disguise 2Now, I'm not one of those fans who scream doom and gloom at every new incarnation, and I'm rather annoyed by the people who are like that, but I can't help wondering if this new Transformers series is going to be a flop. Prime was not my favorite series, but I can admit it had definite strengths in its production. And I'll keep an open mind when I tune in to the show, but so far absolutely nothing about this has me jazzed. The animation looks awful, the more kid-oriented toyline is being panned by the fans, and Hasbro couldn't even bother to give this series an original name (We already had a "Robots In Disguise" in 2001, not to mention all the comic titles with that name.)Thoughts on Transformers Robots In Disguise 28 months ago in Personal More Like This
And then there's the fact that Cartoon Network will be broadcasting the series, and they have a history of screwing over every Transformers series they've been given.
Plus, I'm sorry, but the idea of Bumblebee as leader is just stupid. Yes, I know he's currently the second-most popular Transformers character,