End Run | Plot.....End Run | Plot4 years ago in Personal More Like This
160 years before the events of Pokémon as we know the today, the regions were caught in the web of ever rising conflict...
Rival nations, Johto and Kanto, have been competing for centuries. At times the tensions have risen to the waging of wars between them. Bad economics, unscrupulous trade, spreading disease, and idea theft has been enough to spark high tensions between these two.
Recently, an unknown Pokémon (Mew) has disabled all the automated weaponry on both sides. (However machines are still usable, such as cars.) Being stranded without weapons, both countries have seen a lull in war. It has been 30 years since the last all-out war, but there is still enough mistrust within living generations to spark the fire. Moreover, the independent actions of occasional guerrilla fighter skirmishes keep tensions high.
In fear of their neighbouring country, Johto sought out a new form of protection: Pokémon.
Up until now, people lived in fear of Pokémon.
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 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
DA racism part IISo, I've been having fun calling out more DA nazi-fanboys and one of them accuses me - I shit you not - of lacking "honor" for reporting him. Being a coward, like they all always are, he blocked me in a huff after leaving a final response, but I've prepared a reply nonetheless: http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/36174211916/so-the-da-nazi-guy-finally-blocked-me-but-onlyDA racism part II3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This, by the way, is the forum he and some of his pals a proud member of: http://vnnforum.com/
I don't think people realize how serious a problem these types are. They're tolerated all over DA under the notion that what they choose to believe and express deserves the same freedom as what everyone else believes and expresses, which is like saying that a murderer or a rapist deserve to be "tolerated" for their own cruel and harmful choices.
These people whine that they're being oppressed, that they're being met with intolerance, that their rights are being infringed when they're silenced, as if it somehow doesn't matter that
Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-15Today's Headlines From The News Desk 6-15-154 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Today’s Headlines From The News DeskJune 15, 2015
:iconmoonbeam13: Moonbeam13:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott
Because Foxes Are Cute Too
Dinosaurs Eat The Avengers
This weekend dinosaurs once more ruled the earth. Jurassic World beat out all comers to take not only the weekend crown but the all time 3 day opening weekend win previously held by The Avengers with a $209 million North American tally. World wide it went on to make over $515 million, another record, previous held by Harry Potter. Will Chris Pratt now become this generations Harrison
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From Myth And Legend
“The wind within the trees was a whisper that spoke our tongue, and the stars in the sky shone on the gods of our heavens, alight and alive. What is science against alchemy, we asked them, what is coincidence against prophecy? Kings and beggars stand equal as fates unfold and worlds awake, as heroes rise and deities fall… among nymphs and mermaids, against harpies and sorceries, we must stand as one. Will you brave the lands of myth and legend with us?”
— TheMaidenInBlack, of theWrittenRevolution
The Hunt For Paul Tobin's Atlantis Has ConcludedThe Hunt For Paul Tobin's Atlantis Has Concluded9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hunt for Paul Tobin’s Atlantis Has Concluded
Mayan Civilization by boosoohoo
Scavenger Hunt Challenge Wrap-Up
We asked if you would help Paul Tobin find inspiration for his vision of the lost world of Atlantis and your response was, as usual, near overwhelming.
But Paul has been able to make his choices of the most imaginative and inspiring visions of the mythic (?) continent of Atlantis, as conceived and created by th
Welcome to the Black ParadeHi there dear WatchersWelcome to the Black Parade4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really sorry for being so silent
I will try to publish more journal's entries in the future because I'd love to know all of you a little more
For the moment, I just wanted to share with you this great project about a boycott that everyone can join.
You don't have to pay, or to do anything illegal. Just don't buy.
And please, spread the word !
Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Collection: Into The RealmCollection: Into The Realm9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Into the Realm
“Evening songs of burning wood and mead and laughter, of blood and hunts and fellowship: our halls echo with memories old and new. A day through forest and field, chasing the smell of spring, a moment above the morning mist to steal a glimpse of seas twinkling on the horizon; an eternity before our gates, in wonderment at the carved quests of heroes, coming alive at a fingertip’s request. Witness a lifetime into the realm… it is quite the adventure.”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
DronesDrones2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
Fan Art Friday: Asterix the GaulFan Art Friday: Asterix the Gaul9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: Asterix and the Deviants!
fun with asterix by sprucehammer
Obelix, my boy, I wish to goodness you'd take your menhir off when you come indoors!”
The adventures of the diminutive Gaul who spends his time resisting the attempts of the Roman Empire to conquer his country outsells 50 Shades Of Grey in his home country, France.
Created in 1959 by writer René Goscinny and illustrator Albert Uderzo, The Adve
Tutorials and techniquesQuite a lot of people keep asking me for tutorials and to be honest I see no point in creating yet another strip on how to paint skin/clothes/light/carrots/whatever. There are so many of them out there that it would be simply a waste of time to sit and basically copy what's already been told.Tutorials and techniques4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Instead, I've decided to make a compilation of different tutorials and charts that I personally use to learn how to paint.
The most important thing you need to learn even before starting to read a tutorial is that all walk-throughs are meant for you to understand how things work. My point is that after reading and later practicing a tutorial called 'how to paint a glass duck' you should be able to paint not only a glass duck but also anything else made of glass. You should concentrate on understanding the rules and patterns instead of trying to copy what you see on the image. Otherwise you'll end up knowing how to paint only a few things from only one perspective and one lightning pattern.
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
Custom Breaking Bad FiguresCustom Breaking Bad Figures4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I sculpted up a few portraits of Bryan Cranston as Walter White from my favorite show "Breaking Bad". I was finally able to put the finishing touches on 3 custom figures of Walt, all of which were given to the creators of the show this past week.
It's been a helluva lot of fun, and a tremendous thrill to get to meet the artists behind this terrific show that has been so inspiring to me. Kinder people you will not meet!
So here's a look at the finished custom figures. These were pieced together from various sources, using Hot Toys bodies, and clothes I found on ebay and then altered. The heads were all painted by some talented friends of mine, and they really brought Walt to life. It's been a lot of work to try and piece these together in my free time, but I really enjoyed doing it.
ps- A random winner was chosen from my last giveaway. I'll do another giveaway in the coming months, I'm sure. thanks!
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Collection: Rise from the DeadCollection: Rise from the Dead8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Ten of the worst anti-feminism arguments: DEBUNKEDNow that i finished with Cosmic Chaos ,it's time i attack her SenpaiTen of the worst anti-feminism arguments: DEBUNKED5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a long overdue asskicking to SychteMangina
Argument: "You're the real misogynist by painting women as victims"
This common "point" is a surefire way to make yourself look like a remorseless villain. The idea behind this sad tactic is to make the "feminist" feel like they're insulting women by insinuating that discrimination affects women at all, the idea being that only "weak" women would ever have a problem with misogynistic behavior to begin with. It's a distraction maneuver, dismissing any actual points raised in favor of an elaborately yet still thinly veiled "NO, U!"
Maybe because it's true. Take for example what happened to a rape surrivor who happened to be Pro Gamergate
COMMISSIONS OPEN! RATES AND DISCOUNTSIt's been a very long time since I've worked on a commission and it's crazy to think how much has changed since my last one. I was laid off from the job I was working and found another (nine excruciating months later!), during which time I finished my first novel and made the transition from Paint to Photoshop.COMMISSIONS OPEN! RATES AND DISCOUNTS6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now that I'm more confident in my Photoshop abilities (which are admittedly still far from perfect), I wanted to officially state that I am open for commissions.
FULL COLOUR ONE CHARACTER PIN-UP - $20
For a standard pin-up consisting of one character, such as the one pictured above, the standard rate is $20. Whether you'd like a redesign of a fictional character, an illustration of one of your original characters or even a portrait of yourself dressed up as a superhero, this price covers a full-body drawing with colours done in Photoshop.
B&W INKED PIN-UP - $
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Book Update + Forums.I've re-written and organized the book so it makes more sense, and finished the "Gamer" family of Internet fauna.Book Update + Forums.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THERE ARE CURRENTLY 242 SPECIES IN THIS BOOK.
THAT'S HALF AGAIN AS MANY AS THE FIRST POKEDEX.
and I've still got three chapters to go...
As part of my research, I've been lurking on DA's Forums to document new species. So far, I have the Baww-er, the Primadonna, The Hijacker, Trivial Whiner, The Oblivious Emergency, the Overshare,and the Unintention-troll. This feels incomplete,however, and would like to consult the wisdom of people who have lurked there longer than I.
Other things you may contribute to:
Diseases: I've added Special Snowflake Syndrome and Message/Submission Dyslexia to the list already. Others?
Marketplace (People who buy/sell stuff online): The bad/awesome reviewer, the window shopper, Box-trolls, Crappy Negotiators, and the Over-price. More?
Non-human-based-beings: Browsers, advertisements, viruses,
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
64 years of Al Nakba64 years of Al Nakba3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
May 15,1948 - May 15, 2012
Today marks the 64th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba
In these day we still support the Palestinian Prisoner on Hunger Strike
For Palestinian Prisoners 2 by sameer-kH
Finally ... Abu Zant, returned to his home by Lulu2222 Freedom For the prisoners by ktwo-egyptWall of Prisoners by Quadraro
★ Subcomandante Marcos ★
★ Canta u Populu Corsu ★
★ Code Rouge ★
★ Sami Yusuf and Outlandish ★
★ Freedom for Palestine - OneWorld ★
★ Enzo Avitabile ★
★ NAEl T El.Qtati ★
★ Vittorio Arrigoni ★
★ The Mavrix and Mohammed Omar ★
South Africa and
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map