12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!ATTENTION-12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners of the contest are:
:iconEmmersDrawberry: is the winner of the 12-Month Premium Membership. I will be contacting you shortly. Please tell me if you want your prize delivered in points or not!
:iconryuuchan4: is the winner of the 250 points.
:iconyoruzena: is the winner of the 150 points.
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
And to those who did not win... no worries! I will be holding another contest within the next day or two so stay tuned for your chance to win points/premium membership!
Yes. You heard it right! I'm giving away a 12-month Premium Membership, and points to three lucky people.
Please read the rules below in order to be formally entered.
This giveaway is only open to my watchers. If you would like the chance to participate in this contest or any others that I may have, please watch me.
At the end of the giveaway the winners will be
Art Theme Contest WinnersWe challenged you to create the perfect wall of art, and you responded with some absolutely amazing entries! The judges have selected the 5 winners from the thousands of entries. Check out the winners below.Art Theme Contest Winners2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Pyres Of Atonementby
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
Robin Williams RememberedRobin Williams Remembered: Watch Him Make NASA Laugh in 1988 (Video)Robin Williams Remembered1 year ago in Personal More Like This
By Miriam Kramer, Staff Writer | August 12, 2014 11:29am ET
Robin Williams, an Oscar-winning actor best known for his comedic work, died yesterday (Aug. 11) of an apparent suicide at 63 years old. In 1988, Williams helped to wake up the crew of NASA's space shuttle Discovery to start their morning.
"G-o-o-d morning Discovery!" Williams said in a video of the wakeup call posted by Space.com partner collectSPACE.com. "G-o-o-d morning Discovery! G-o-o-d morning Discovery! Rise and shine, boys. Time to start doing that shuttle shuffle. You know what I mean. Hey, here's a little song coming from the billions of us to the five of you."
Mission Controllers are seen laughing and smiling in the video as Williams' recorded wakeup (which makes reference to his 1987 role in "Good Morning, Vietnam") is broadcast to the astronauts orbiting Earth. The actor's introduction led into a space shuttle-themed song to the
Ash and Misty have a daughter?Ash and Misty have a daughter?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I remember seeing these pictures pop up right before Misty went back to her gym in Cerulean city. They are official pictures from a video that somehow leaked. What is funny is that the images were immediately removed from the official Pokemon website after some fans went crazy with excitement over seeing images of this pretty pink haired girl with Ash's Pikachu who looks so much like Ash. She definitely looks like Ash and she has Misty's eyes.
Now, this picture shows a noticeably older Misty (possibly in her early twenties) with the same little girl as the first picture. These images are extremely hard to find online. OMG that girl is so CUTE!!! I don't care wha
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
Transformers Legacy: Past, Present and FutureFive years ago today I posted the first entry of Transformers Legacy: Optimus Prime. This fact is incredible to me. That means kids that were in middle school when Legacy first started are probably in college now. It's also half a decade, or one-twentieth of a century. That's a pretty damn long time to spend on something (granted, the original run only lasted abit over two years, the last three have been me dragging my ass getting revisions out). To everybody who's been with me the whole time - or if you only just found out about Legacy - thanks again. I know I can get a bit crotchety at times (I'm trying to be more patient!), but I really sincerely do appreciate all the enthusiasm you guys have shown for Legacy over the years. It sounds trite, but it's true: if it weren't for you guys, I wouldn't still be doing this.Transformers Legacy: Past, Present and Future1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, in celebration of the anniversary, I've decided to get off my ass and finish the revisions so we can get moving on Series 2. So, today I present to you the rema
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
Fanfiction Temptation.I don't draw other people's characters very often, and I generally advise other people not to either, because, unless you're actually being EMPLOYED to do so; you're not getting anything out of it. You're not promoting yourself or your own ideas but giving a big company free advertising. You're spending time and effort cementing someone else's IP into the public consciousness when you should be doing the same for your own.Fanfiction Temptation.5 months ago in Personal More Like This
That said, messing around in worlds that you did not have a hand in creating is a lot of fun. I do it myself and feel very guilty for it because I should really be focusing on my own.
These fanfiction concepts include:
A massive crossover of science fiction universes that sees Star War’s Empire and Star Trek’s Star Fleet fighting above the titular construct from Halo….which has been overrun by Daleks.
A Sonic the Hedgehog origin story, charting the arrival of Dr Robotnik.
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tale that fo
Hundreds of free art e-booksThis was originally written by David J.C. Briggs on the Conceptart.org forums. (The original post can be found here.) All credit goes to him for compiling this list, I'm just passing the word on.Hundreds of free art e-books2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Internet Archive is a massive digital library that stores all sorts of material in the public domain, from music and movies to images, webpages and nearly three million books. All of this is open-source and available to the general public free of charge. The books documented below cover all sorts of subjects from different eras, from anatomy to portraiture, fashion to architecture, from the works of Leonardo Da Vinci to the letters of Vincent van Gogh.
And this is only scratching the surface! If you head over to the Archive and search for whatever subjects catches your interest most you can find much, much more. Just select "Texts" in the search box at the top of the page.
No Fear of FlyingI recently flew back from Italy. It's my first time outside North America. It was amazing to consider I started my return day on the Italian Riviera (no, I'm not rich…), then flew over the snow capped Alps, over the chilly North Atlantic dotted with floating icebergs as far as the eye could see, then over the still snow laced tundra of Labrador to arrive back in balmy New England. I don't take that for granted, and don't understand how any one can?No Fear of Flying1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For me flying is the closest I come to a religious experience. Maybe it's because it forces my brain to "think big". You can't look out the window and not see that humanity - all that stuff we take for granted: cars, houses, friends, family - is all just a fine dust distributed around a vast globe. But at the same time you see Earth more as a planet - a finite ecosystem in which powerful yet subtle natural processes shape the land and life.
I don't understand why more people aren't awed by the views and the change in perspective - esp
BACKFIRE!!I was really debating whether or not I should mention this, but it's cringingly funny, despite my not coming out of it well AT ALL.BACKFIRE!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I listen to Hollywood Babble On, a thoroughly puerile show (probably one of the reasons it’s on my playlist) which is hosted by Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith. A little while back, a teacher of Garman’s kid was said to be in the audience and Garman joked that he’d better be on his best behaviour otherwise the teacher would call child protective services ‘round.
Smith’s jokingly sexual humour over the course of the show didn’t help out with this at all, AND it gave me an idea for a quick pin-up to draw….. which I did….. and which I thought, at the time, would be really funny to send to them….. which I did…. along with a gag about me drawing smutty comics…… which has come back to bite me…..
Oh, god, there isn’t a rock big enough for me to hide under.
Dead End TechnologyIt’s not often that hard to predict what will be the next big thing. Thanks to the internet, if you keep your ear to the ground, you’ll get a heads up of what’s around the corner. All you have to do is ask “how will that idea/concept impact my daily life?” and you’ll be able to work out if it has a future or not.Dead End Technology1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Google bought Boston Dynamics a little while back. Their robotic technology has clear applications, both industrial and domestic (though they’ll want to make that stuff look a little less underwear-soilingly scary for the latter), so this is a good corporate move.
It’s been all over the news that Facebook has “pulled a Google” and purchased Oculus Rift, which, in contrast to the Boston Dynamics acquisition, has me scratching my head. We knew 20 years ago that this was dead end tech. The practical applications of wearing a bucket on your head are extremely limited. It’s right up there with motion control. If it w
Aquatic Aliens? The waters of the two vessels mingled in the transfer corridor, creating a momentary cessation of thought in the occupants as the tastes and scents of the two very different spacecraft clashed, and the chemical echoes of old commands, astonished interjections, and fond farewells were resurrected with the swirling cold saline eddies. For Adok-ob-341, it was stunning. This was his first time aboard a vessel other than of his birth. He had lived among the waters of home and close kin his entire eight-thousand duty cycles of life.Aquatic Aliens?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
His kin-father, or the male creche sibling of his male progenitor, led the way into the transfer corridor as the hatches closed behind them. He impulsed his way to the other end of the corridor on a jet of salt water where the Master of this vessel and his Second awaited them. Six each of long sinuous limbs snaked and coiled between them as scent markers were exchanged, adding to the chemical-chaos in th
Avoid getting ripped off by a client.As a freelancer most of your business takes place online, which makes it really easyAvoid getting ripped off by a client.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
for people to rip you off. How many times have we seen the following scenario's:
1- Someone offers a descent payment for your artwork but wants you to do an art-test first.
after the art-test you're being told you're not good enough. Later you find out that other people
got to do different art-test topics and also weren't good enough. The client clearly ripped people off to get free artwork.
2- Someone offers good money for your artwork. The sketch gets approved so you continue working. Right when it's done the total image suddenly becomes a great disappointment and the client ends up not paying you.
These were just 2 examples of situations that happen a lot to freelancers. There are many more like it.
How to detect if a client is a bit fishy...
Does their email address look professional? Some legit people may use their Gmail address, with their real name or nickname, those are questionabl
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend8 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
How d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?You make it sound like an old video game, that's howHow d'you make the Dr Who theme even better?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have a sudden urge to go play my C64......
Orion EFT1 Launch on 12/4 Update 9-6/10/14Exploration Flight Test 1 or EFT-1 (previously known as Orion Flight Test 1 or OFT-1) is the first planned uncrewed test flight of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. Set to launch in 2014 atop a Delta IV Heavy from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the mission will be a multi-hour, two-orbit test of the Orion Crew Module featuring a high apogee on the second orbit and a high-energy reentry at around 20,000 mph. This mission design is essentially equivalent to that of the Apollo 4 mission of 1967, which validated the Apollo flight control system and heat shield at re-entry conditions planned for the return from lunar missions.Orion EFT1 Launch on 12/4 Update 9-6/10/143 years ago in Personal More Like This
After splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, crews will recover the EFT-1 Orion crew vehicle and outfit the capsule for an ascent abort test. The spacecraft will remain attached to the Delta IV's Upper Stage until reentry begins and will rely on internal batteries for power rather than photovoltaic arrays, which will not be installed. The f
A Rising Star!! :DHey my awesome people!A Rising Star!! :D3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh wow... the last couple days have been even more crazy than before. I am facing quite a lot of struggles at the moment, especially some family-issues. But I am having trust in God, that everything will be alright. Opposition and hardships are necessary for us to grow, aren´t they?
Well, in other news, the boyfriend (and soon husband) of my sister has created a deviantart account today. He has incredible talent! He uploaded a picture to his gallery, which is the very first painting he finished with Photoshop and his new graphics tablet and I think for his first picture its incredibly good! I see a rising star in him, haha So I would like to encourage you to give him a warm welcome, some random hugs, a comment/fav/watch or whatever you feel he deserves. I know he will be super happy, as he is trying to establish himself with his art soon, so he will be more than grateful, if we support him!
Here is his account: :iconlucagrimaldi:
Ukrainian Fascists In ActionI had someone on the deviantart political forum tell me there was no fascists involved in the Ukrainian coup.Ukrainian Fascists In Action1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I then sent him a link to the Svoboda party, and he actually told me I was lying. I SENT PROOF!
I had more evidence than that single link, but wasting anymore time on that guy was pointless...He said there was no fascists in the Ukrainian coup even after I proved it. I can not tell you how many times I have heard someone give me Oreilly and Maddow talking points on this issue.
Anyways, here are some of those Ukrainian fascists "i am making up" in action.
Look how the New York Daily News spins this situation...Just look at the headline.
Head of Ukraine TV slapped around by politicians, forced to resign on camera
Politicians? THEY ARE FASCISTS! Fascists who now have more power in Ukraine then before the coup occurred. That article then
I am ashamedAs a gun owner and enthusiast, videos like this make me ashamed. Guns are not toys. They are not to be paraded about on the streets or in coffee shops for some cheap political motive. They are not for frightening pedestrians or initiating conflict with police, who do not make the laws but enforce them. This is not an exercise of right but an abuse of privilege.I am ashamed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
People hunting out in the field, plinking at the range, educating others about firearms and their proper use, quietly (and legally) carrying a pistol under their shirt for personal protection, keeping a gun locked up by their bedside to protect their home and their family--these people are exercising their rights. People who stand unarmed in public forums or voting booths to express their opinions are exercising their rights.
Those who would seek to disturb the peace by brandishing weapons in peaceful places to fend off the imaginary tyrants in their heads are fools. Those who hide behind thei
Cosplay Friday: The Legend of ZeldaCosplay Friday: The Legend of Zelda8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone!
Legend of Zelda On guard by Rei-Suzuki
The Legend of Zelda
The award winning The Legend of Zelda video game series is undoubtedly one of the most beloved and iconic of all time. But how much do you really know about this action-adventure phenomenon? Even with 17 official games and multiple generations of fans there are still a few
Environment concept-art [Russian]Вторая группа, онлайн курса по концепт-арту окружения завершила свое обучение!Environment concept-art [Russian]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
3 месяца прошли не зря, и я рад представить вам работы своих студентов. (Некторорые из рабо
Support against an art htiefA DA member whome has made plenty of templates for TF related vehicles in the past, not just for me as commissions but just for his own reasons as well as for others, has had his art stolen by another DA member called :iconrockhound86: not only that but he has stolen art from otehrs also.Support against an art htief1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am not asking people to rally and abuse this person, what you do of your own accord is your choice, but have a look for yourself and make your own decisions.
This DA member has stolen art from these people
If anyone sees any TF related art by this art theif on this group, please let me know ASAP so we can have it removed and alert others whome they may have stolen from. Also be kind to alert others from other groups also.