A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
New Godzilla trailer up!Go here for the highest quality version to be found online!New Godzilla trailer up!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So here's what we know:
- Action will take place in Japan, Hawaii, Las Vegas (that's the Mini Liberty, not the NYC original), San Francisco...and SOMEWHERE in the Pacific Northwest?
- Godzilla has been around since 1954...and the US military spent several decades just trying to KILL HIM.
- The MUTO creatures are in the trailer, as the flying one can be seen along with its long hook-like arm.
- There's SOME sort of egg-sack-thing on one of the nukes...could they be MUTO eggs?
- Cranston's character was involved in a nuclear accident in Japan 15 years prior to the film, and smells a conspiracy.
- Watanabe's character discovers some sort of massive fossil underground...
And there you have it
- Firstly, everybody needs to get in the mood by listening to this:
Keep your eyes on that page. Godzilla is coming...TOMORROW.
- Also, take
Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERSThose following me on Facebook are well aware that I, along with a little over 100 SXSW attendees, were treated to an extended clip from the 2014 movie by Mr. Edwards himself!Godzilla 2014 Clip - SPOILERS10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Man oh man oh shevitz, THAT was a thing, lemme’ tell ya.
Again, it has been recounted in many other places the play-by-play of exactly what went down, but it is impossible to convey the raw awesomeness in words alone. I daresay this flick is gonna’ be a crowd-pleaser. That said, I’ll just run through the highlights of what I saw.
- Aaron Taylor Johnson is escorting a little Japanese boy that I think he’s just keeping an eye on during this segment of the film. Not sure what the story is there, but they’re on a monorail when the power goes out.
- SOMETHING’S going on out in the Hawaiian jungle, and it starts a fire that catches the attention of attendees at a luau. Suddenly, a little girl notices the water from the shore receding…and people start running, because, y’
Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
Fuujin Kotaku-ed!http://kotaku.com/chinese-newspaper-confuses-the-japanese-military-with-509258501Fuujin Kotaku-ed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What with the sudden spike in pageviews! So that's the reason lol
Anyway someone linked the story in chinese boards few days ago, didn't think it'd get into kotaku, but well good exposure I guess!
So hi guys and girls!
King Kong Returns and Godzilla Too!!!Saw what I did there with the title?King Kong Returns and Godzilla Too!!!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
More major Kaiju news from San Diego Comic Con, concerning the cinematic returns of King Kong, King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan!.
You can read more in the following links and video:
io9 Just Saw A Teaser for a New Kong Movie!
io9: "Godzilla 2" To Feature Many Happy Returns
Legendary To Do Skull Island Movie
New Details on Godzilla Sequels
Kaiju Gaiden (2014)UPDATE: The Kickstarter for "" has been started, along with preview footage from the film's featured. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/251839127/kaiju-gaidenKaiju Gaiden (2014)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Kaiju Gaiden - New Documentary of Independent Kaiju Films
We here at Kaijuden try to spread awareness of lesser known and obscure Kaiju whenever possible. But filmmakers Mark Jaramillo and David Hall have gone the distance with an upcoming documentary entitled Kaiju Gaiden.
Both elaborate Japanese fan-films, and independently produced movies are the focus of Kaiju Gaiden. And a trailer for the documentary is forthcoming, though both a Tumblr and Facebook page have been made in the meantime.
Kaiju Gaiden’s Facebook
Kaiju Gaiden’s Tumblr
Here’s a quick listing of some of the films to be featur
Toei Japan Bringing tokusatsu to the US!The weak of heart may want to sit down, this is pretty huge news!Toei Japan Bringing tokusatsu to the US!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This month Toei Japan launches a pay-per-view channel in the US. While the test launch will be aimed at the Japanese native speaking audience, there are possible future plans to add English subtitles if it does well.
Still your racing hearts and go read this lovely article on HJU for more details!
For those of you who doubt this is a real thing: here is the original tv asahi article.
For those of you confused about it being a TV channel or an internet channel, we have confirmation it's part of MyGlobeTV, a internet based TV service that will let you watch the tokusatsu goodness on your TV, laptop AND mobile
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
Crunchyroll now streaming Ultraman 80!Update: 12/10/2014: Crunchyroll is now streaming Ultraman Leo, in the same territories as the rest of the Ultra series released on Crunchy so far. If you're a premium member, you can see all the episodes now, but for free members, new episodes in batches of ten on Tuesdays until January 6th, when the whole thing will be available for everyone! What Ultra series do you think they'll get next?Crunchyroll now streaming Ultraman 80!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Update: 11/22/2014: Crunchyroll is now streaming Ultraman Leo, the first Showa Ultraman series to run on the service! Ultraman Max is available for viewing in the United States, Canada, Latin American, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. If you're a premium member, you can see all the episodes now. As for everyone else, you can watch episodes 1-10 now. The rest of the series will become available for free us
First October Contest, and New Prizes!Hello everypony! With the fall just around the corner, we would like to introduce a new contest, and new contest changes!First October Contest, and New Prizes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we will be running not one, but two contests a month! So if you don't particularly like the topic, or if you don't know what to draw, no worries! You can always enter the second monthly contest!
Now, we are offering new prizes for our contest winners. Starting in October,
First Place in a contest will get you a three-month Premium Membership!
Second Place will get you 350 to spend however you want!
And Third Place will get you 150!
Our first contest this month will be: Crossovers! Crossover ponies with anything at all!
Here are the rules for the contest! Be sure to read them carefully!
So pick up your pencils, your tablet pens, and get drawing!
Deadline: October 13th. Late entries will not be accepted.
Copyright for dAmmies.UPDATE: Comments DISABLED. DISCLAIMER moved to top of page where it's more visible. My apologies for any inconvenience.Copyright for dAmmies.2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Two Year Anniversary For #MLPFriendshipIsMagic!On this day, two years ago (three days after MLP:FiM was released), this group was founded by Rosethethief.Two Year Anniversary For #MLPFriendshipIsMagic!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to take this time to thank all of you, our members and watchers, who make this group what it is. A center of the community to share art, ideas, and have a good time together.
I also want to give thanks to the admins who make this group run smoothly, and to our founder Rose, who without you, this group wouldn't even exist.
Thank you everypony. Remember, Friendship is Magic.
BOSS Week.I love weeks like this. The team is incredibly hard at work launching deviantART's Premium Content Platform, and simultaneously managing our huge sponsorship of Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego.BOSS Week.2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
^That's me in the middle there, writing this Journal.
^ Check out the intensity of endosage, danlev, hellokirti, Heidi,and Ayame-Kenoshi. Diligent, even intense. That's because they're hours away from a massive release that will reach millions of deviants worldwide. They are right to be this tense. You would be, too.
In everything we do, we aim to change the world for the better. And we aim high. This Premium Content Platform you can read about here has no limits as to what it could achieve for the arts, from my perspectiv
Art Feature 06.5|12Some of my personal dA faves in the fields of dark art, science-fiction, surrealism and more...Art Feature 06.5|123 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY THE PIECES!
The Necromancer by rrwardGates Of Atlantis by 3mmIBroken Promises by melanneartImp by SurehuinelFallen Astronaut by SeanSoongBlack line by LASAHIDO:thumb307908105:Dolls from the hole 1 by AlMaNeGrA:thumb307833500:Artbook Space Jockey Full View by ShenLongKazamaR1 by TsimmerSSMC by TsimmerSPlanetary Colony by AexionDaydreamer by PlassgardCybork awake I by INovumIIn Search of Space by GrahamSymXenomorph by EdwardDelandreArtThe Stenographist by Julian-Faylona...devil's swing by melleciouss
My latest personal pieces:
D3V3 - The Initializer by MarkusVogtRe-AnimatorBot by MarkusVogtCyber Lab - Drone26 by MarkusVogtRetro City - ArtemisX by MarkusVogtSTEALTH - The Invader by MarkusVogt
See more on my main website:
Me on Facebook:
Many thanks for viewing!
Explanation for my Recent Disappearance. Please read this with understanding:Explanation for my Recent Disappearance.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is and will be probably my most difficult and most humiliating thing I have ever said.
All I need is compassion, and understanding.
I don't need opinions, I don't need pity, I don't need your advice.
All I need is understanding.
As you all may have noticed, I have not been around.
I have not communicated with anyone, and I have not been posting as much.
I have over 10,000 messages here on dA that I have yet to respond to, a lot of them important. I have not chatted on Livestream as much, and overall, I seemed to have disappeared to you all. I have a lot of people asking where I am, or when's the next time I'll be around. It breaks my heart to read these, and more so, to not be able to respond honestly.
I have been having a really difficult time lately in life. Things just aren't seeming uphill for me, and it's literally wasting me away. I have been dealing not with actions in life, other people, or outside stress, but with the
THE WINNERS +800 Points Giveaway For Your ContestsThank you for everyone who participated in this!THE WINNERS +800 Points Giveaway For Your Contests2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our winners' contests and the featured contests are really amazing and with great prizes Check them out.
Here are our winners- each won 200 points for their contests:
1 Got-Plush's Warm/Cold Colors Contest (All Media)
2 ThePixelPalace's Dream Contest (Pixel)
3 pindanglicious's Uchiha Twins Contest (OC)
4 UJz's Raining Free Resources Contest (Resources)
Winners, contact me when your contests ends, so I can give the winners their prizes. If you have any question then note me.
DreamyArt's Behind The Mask Contest
Sayuui and doomsk888's Doomsday Contest
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 62 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
Robot VS: Wrapping upTomorrow the judging will begin! Thank you everyone who has participated, you all have done a wonderful job!Robot VS: Wrapping up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Participants will be required to draw a scene of combat, involving robots. The opponent may be anything non-human (mutants, zombies, aliens, another robot, ect ect) , and the setting may be anywhere exciting or eye catching. Contestants will be scored on the over all grandeur of the drawing, as well as a written description of the background/scenario of the fight. The description should be at least a paragraph.
All entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges who will vote on the first, second and third place winners.
Extra points will be awarded to those who create a character sheet, showing both combatants and their abilities.
The contest will end on August 1st
Prizes: (This will be updated over the next few weeks)
:iconangelicadonis: will give a one year subscription to the first place winner, and a three month subscription to the second place winner.
Don't drive in NorwayWildlife straying onto the roads isn't such a big problem here on fair Albion. We've killed most of it.Don't drive in Norway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In other parts of the world, however, it's a continuing threat. Such as in Norway, where a man recently swerved to avoid a moose.....and hit a bear.
Y'see, city-folk: THIS is where you need bull-bars.
A little chickenwire over the windows wouldn't hurt, either.....
What is art?There's a lot of deviations on the front page that I check out just so I can read the comments.What is art?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of users seem to think they can define what is art and what isn't, and this never fails to infuriate me.
Have these people ever been to any art galleries? A lot of popular modern art looks like it's been drawn by 5 year olds in 5 minutes, while classical art all looks exactly the same. Maybe they should go visit some museums and start shouting "not art, herp derp" until they get thrown out.
If stuff you don't like makes the front page, it means there's an audience for that sort of stuff, in which case you should be blaming DeviantArt's user base rather than insulting the artists. Funnily enough, unoriginal Pokemon and Pony crap doesn't get as much hate as a lot of nude stuff. I wonder why. (*coughpersonalinsecuritiescough*)
Wikipedia's definition of art is: "Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and aff
Commission Info :iconcommissionsclosed::iconcommissionsclosed::iconcommissionsclosed:Commission Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
all prices are in U.S. dollars (ATTENTION: Price can raise depending on additional items such as wings, pets and others, details and/or time it will takes)
REORGANIZING TABLE OF COMMISSIONS ...
For now, there are no predictions to reopen.
New Contest! BUILD THE ROBOTSGringat's Repugnant Contests are running once again!New Contest! BUILD THE ROBOTS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The group's here. http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/22254
It's MOCpages based, but if any of you reading this only live here on DA and don't have a MOCpages account, you'll still be able to enter by sending me a Note instead, if you like.
"I need assembly lines
A crew and much more time.
The money's all mine
And my funds are getting thin.
Probably have to rob a bank again.
'Cause I'm spending every dime and
I'm spending all my time to
BUILD THE ROBOTS"
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a premium, top of the line automaton! You people are the best roboticists we've got, and our clients want nothing less than 'excellence'.
1: Due to a lack of resources at the moment, the number of allowed parts per builder is restricted to 300. We're got plenty of space though, so be as large as you want, but remember that more detailed looking machines require more parts and therefore have to be smaller!
R.I.P. PockyIt's really hard for me to tell you this but Pocky passed away about 12 hours ago, at 1 pm Friday Oct 25th. I lost my balance in the colony cage and accidentally step on him who was behind me. He didn't die instantly. I thought he wouldn't. He could still fly and when I put him on my hand he had started panting. When I brought him inside my house, he had a fit then died.R.I.P. Pocky1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't stop crying now. I feel so horrible and hate myself. I miss him so much I can't stop crying and calling his name. It's so hard to accept his death. I can still feel him everywhere. Everything in my house reminds me of him. I can't sleep on my bed because I usually snuggled with him there before we went to sleep. I can't believe he had to go away like this. I feel so guilty no matter what I try to think of, no matter what my husband said. I can't even cry as harder as I want because he will be mad.
I don't know if Pocky knew his time would be up soon. But this month he wanted to cuddle more with me. He usually a