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
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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
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.
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.1 month 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
Robin Williams RememberedRobin Williams Remembered: Watch Him Make NASA Laugh in 1988 (Video)Robin Williams Remembered10 months 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
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.
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!!4 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.
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's10 months 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
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
Collection: From Myth and LegendCollection: From Myth and Legend5 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
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.1 year 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
Cosplay Friday: The Legend of ZeldaCosplay Friday: The Legend of Zelda5 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
A Rising Star!! :DHey my awesome people!A Rising Star!! :D3 days 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:
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
Environment concept-art [Russian]Вторая группа, онлайн курса по концепт-арту окружения завершила свое обучение!Environment concept-art [Russian]8 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.
VA Death Panels Offs 40 VetsVA Death Panels Offs 40 Vets1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Obamacare supporters argue that socialized medicine does not lead to rationing, especially in the form of “death panels.” They also argue that the Veterans Health Administration is a shining example of socialized medicine. Both myths have recently been debunked with a startling Phoenix VA revelation:At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.
The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources....
Liberal media a myth?Often I've heard th argument that liberal have no control over the media because Ted Turner is an old white man who votes Republican. I honestly have no idea which way he actually votes so don't ask me. Now how can we have a liberal media if a woman can kidnap a 12 year old boy and torture him to death with a blow torch?Liberal media a myth?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You won't see MSNBC covering this unless they try to blame the victim for the killing.
Take a minute and try to imagine what would happen in this country if the following scenario had taken place.
A report describing how in broad daylight two White teenaged boys tried to rob a Black Brunswick Georgia woman at gunpoint as she was peacefully pushing her 13 month old son in his stroller. When she resisted pleading, “I don’t have any money” they callou
The theory of relativityCurrently all our physics and the like are based on this theory. Not to be anti science or what not but shouldn't we try and challenge the norm? Great men and women in science have always bashed their head against the wall of what is accepted. Without this we wouldn't have gotten the theory of relativity or E=MC^2 how is being obedient to a single theory wise much less intelligent?The theory of relativity2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Castlevania: Symphony of the Night photoshootHello folks!New Castlevania: Symphony of the Night photoshoot9 months ago in Personal More Like This
After a long time of preparations, lack of opportunities and mismatches - more than year, I guess - finally Amanda and I managed to take pictures os our Castlevania: Symphony of the Night cosplays together! When I first saw her Maria Renard I asked her to join me in a photoshoot, but, as we live in distant cities (at least some 500km) the photoshoot looked like it would never happen. However, by chance I ended up having a last minute opportunity to go to a convention that she would also attend (and since it was arranged at the last minute I had no cosplay group combined). So, in less than a week weset everything and finally had the chance to take some pictures together at Nihon Matsuri/Animebuzz! Normally I dislike doing photoshoot during conventions because there are hardly any suitable places (specially without photobombing people). However, the Nihon Matsuri was a very pleasant surprise and gave us some really cool locations for Castlevania. I h
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
MY JIMMIES! AAAA! DOESN THE RUSTLING EVER STOP?!http://www.memecenter.com/fun/2509341/i-amp-039-m-having-a-weird-monthMY JIMMIES! AAAA! DOESN THE RUSTLING EVER STOP?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NewsOK people well our PC is up and running again, I WON'T be putting up ANY artwork until this coming weekend. I want to run this machine for a few days BEFORE I start uploading anything.News2 years ago in Personal More Like This
There is another reason, my Father's health is giving me cause for great concern - the past couple of days he's been very 'sleepy' and not very alert PLUS he's been having eating disorders and problems with his lower bowels (he has a hernia which is not not really operable at his age) - I called our family doctor's practice this morning and am awaiting someone to turn up to have a look at him (hopefully his own Doctor).
To be honest I fear he may be taken in to hospital (his fear too), and this is likely to make his a lot worse then he already is.
Have to be totally honest with you all - all these problems as of late are taking a toll of my own health, its been just over a year since Mum died, and I keep fearing Dad is next - which means I am homeless (the local 'housing association' WON'T let me s
Wargame News and SCREW SOPA/PIPARight, well if you missed it previously, here's the website for the wargame: http://deviantartwar.yolasite.com/Wargame News and SCREW SOPA/PIPA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to DICEMAN for submitting some preliminary information about his country-he was the first one. I touched on it in one of my first journals about the warame, but I didn't think about it again until now: your nation's geography.
Consider these elements:
1. Is it landlocked, surrounded by water, or bordered by others but with coast? Each can have its economic, social, political, and militaristic pros and cons.
2. What shape is it-is it a long peninsula? A rough circle? A France or Spain-like square? Other?
3. What kind of dimensions does it have? Is it as big as Russia, as small as Switzerland, or somewhere in between? Pros and cons here too.
4. How will the environment be? Perhaps tropical, or green forests? Mostly mountains, or flat plains? Also pros and cons with geography.
Lastly, on an unrelated note-SCREW SOPA/PIPA!!!!!!!!!!