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
A few words on punk vs. steampunk.Never Mind The BollocksA few words on punk vs. steampunk.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or: How Spec-Lit Fucked Up A Perfectly Good Word.
Punk 'til you puke!
As a youth revolution punk was a solid fist full of fuck you! An angry, ugly, straight razor attack on the bloated excess of 1970's pop culture.
There was punk rock music from the likes of The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, and The Dead Kennedys.
There was punk cinema in films such as Repoman, Suburbia, and The Fabulous Stains.
There was punk lit, punk art, even a punk offshoot of gonzo journalism.
It was a way of life fueled by a belief that nothing is sacred, authority is never to be trusted, and most importantly, you can always Do It Yourself...better known as the DIY ethos.
In a word, punk is rebellion.
And I know a bit about words. Word have power. Word have strength. Words are the bits of
I have asexuality: don't assign me yours"The brief relationships I had, once people realizedI have asexuality: don't assign me yours5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
there was no sex, they lost interest fast."
Mark from Asexuals Project
I have a sexuality
Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction. The purpose of this journal though is a little broader than asexuality and, as the title has clued you in, is noting that many of us have our own sexuality; don't assign someone else yours.
In January, I posted Asexuality: I am louder than who I say I am, a journal to raise awareness to issues surrounding knowledge and confusion related to asexuality. I brought up asexual stigma, what asexuality is defined as and that misconceptions and not caring to know of a sexual orientation is in and of itself, damaging. The comments reflected their support of awareness and showed a healthy, strong,
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Emoticon by Me (IS ~Infinite Stratos~)Well, I just separate itEmoticon by Me (IS ~Infinite Stratos~)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy it....
IS ~Infinite Stratos~ © Izuru Yumizuru
Shinonono Houki Emoticon
Huang Linyin (Fan Rin) Emoticon
Ah... no... nothing... :iconrinnoprobisplz:
Charlotte Dunois Emoticon
There are makes you happy??? :iconcharblingisplz:
Laura Bodewig Emoticon
Hit by book :iconhitbybookisplz:
Kiss you... :iconkissisplz:
And, for the future, I plan to add more emoticons...
So, wait it...
And, please, donate some for further development ...
See you next time...
They're making a Deadpool game!Just for anyone who didn't know, there was a trailer for an upcoming Deadpool game!They're making a Deadpool game!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The 'they' creating it are Activision and Highmoon (the guys behind the awesome transformer games)
Point is it looks awesome!
Check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/XqORbzbEfoM
And the game page here: http://deadpoolgame.com/#!/home
Needless to say it looks awesome!
And yes Nolan North is back as Deadpool.
the process of making that mech I cannot figure out how to upload picture to DA journal, so just check my blog:http://progw.blogspot.com/2013/08/process-of-making-mech.htmlthe process of making that mech1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anipanhttp://www.indiegogo.com/anipanAnipan3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As described from the site:
Anipan is a community that puts the emphasis back on displaying your artwork beautifully.
What caught my attention was the mix of oekaki, art posting, and more online interaction.
Check it out~
Taken from: http://fav.me/d4yag2y
A word of Warning.Hi Everyone BML founder here. I need to let everyone know of an incident that has arisen that affects everyone here. The pseudonym "Detheditor" has posted a threatening comment with demands that I step down as founder of the BML, giving control of the BML to Rahiden or him and his horde of accounts he's made or is making will spam everyone associated to the BML.A word of Warning.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've spoken with the other admins(all but Aiden) and we're pretty much all in agreement that "We don't negotiate with terrorists." So this means that Deth, his few friends(if you could even call em that) will launch an attack on the BML and its members. As you can see by the comment left on the main page and the bit of dialog he had with Shorjok that the intention is to set demands and then be able to blame me for you all being spammed when I fail to comply with them. As per usual, his attempts are misguided and half baked(the kind of thing I'd expect from a 15 year old kid with no life and no real friends). Members of the BML
Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind GovernmentCreating this journal in the hopes of providing artists with extra leads for high quality resources that might otherwise be ignored. More specifically from government websites that many people shy away from because the last thing you want is government knocking on your door for copyright infringement.Excellent Offsite Resources - Big Kind Government8 months ago in Personal More Like This
A list I hope you may help me to expand, with the understanding that government sources should always be credited if only as a matter of common courtesy to give credit where credit is due. And that everyone should read the fine print on any gover
Timeless Love Contest+Okay so I've decided to host a new contest!!Timeless Love Contest+10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Since its getting close to Valentines Day, I decided to create a contest that would have the essence of the beloved contest~
Looking for judges and prizes contributors!!! <3
Love!! Lots of love! Couples doing what couples do!!
Draw Selly-chan and Rwaro-kun together, being all cutesy together!~
-Please do not trace images or steal images~
-Bases are allowed, only if you credit the base creators and the entry shows that you did try and modify the base to be different from the original
-Try to keep your entries pg-13 please~
-This is a obvious one, but both characters must be in the image!! XD
-The OCs should be drawn in human form. Please no ponies, sonic style, furies, etc.
-You may enter as many times as you like, however, you can only win once!!
-Please draw them in their outfits shown in the references~
-Please try and respect Selly-chan and Rwaro-kun, they
Tools of the Trade: Choosing StockWhat to Look ForTools of the Trade: Choosing Stock7 months ago in Personal More Like This
When it comes to stock images there is no better time to be picky. With both free and purchased stock, be discerning. Once you start being picky about what stock you use, and even better when you start using premium stock, you will notice your quality of work will increase a significant amount. Better ingredients means better results.
You want a crisp clear image with a very very low amount of noise, no motion blur caused by a shaky camera, and completely no artificial effects and edits. Noise is the most common issue, but also the easiest to deal with (to an extent) as long as the image is a good size. Which brings us to our next quality to look for.
The bigger the better. The bigger it is the easier it is to add details, fix defects, and overall just a million times easier to work with. In fact, unless you are a 100% web only hobbyist low resolution images are basically unusable. There is nothing
Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect seriesThis is something I felt compelled to write;Bioware and the end of the Mass Effect series2 years ago in Personal More Like This
both as a gamer and the influences that helped shape me as a developer.
Almost a year from when I touched my last save file, I finally "finished" the Mass Effect series. I played all the DLC and I beat the game, one last time. It was a somber ending, because it put a final end to a character I have played since 2007. I have games that I love, games stretching back to my childhood, and games that I would consider myself to be a huge fan of. I can count on one hand though (and not using all my fingers), franchises that have sucked me in and crafted characters that made me care about them in such a way, that turns this 6'5 developer into your everyday excitable fan (not Justin Beiber level though, that'd be just plain crazy). The Mass Effect series is one of those few titles.
I have looked up to Bioware for many years. Combined with my love for Point & Click advent
FEBRUARY CONTEST! [Closed]Check out the winners here!FEBRUARY CONTEST! [Closed]9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
:iconcheerplz: You guys voted, and the winner for this month's activity is a themed contest. It is a little late, so we're extending it a small bit. More info on that in a minute!
This contest's theme is WHITE DAY.
"In Japan, Valentine's Day is typically observed by girls and women presenting chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to boys or men, as an expression of love, courtesy, or social obligation. Handmade chocolate is usually preferred by the recipient because of the perception of sincerity, effort, and emotion put into a home-made confection.
On White Day, the reverse happens: men who received a ‘honmei-choco (本命チョコ?, chocolate of love)’ or ‘giri-choco (義理チョコ?, courtesy chocolate)’ on Valentine's D
Tip of the day! (Sorry it isn't everyday!) HEY! Sorry we do not post a tip everyday, we can not think of more tips, we need your help contributors! . Any tip at all! If you have something that might help, note us! You never know, it could help more than one person! A lot of people came here and were invited to be open to learning more about making manipulations. Maybe they just started..Tip of the day! (Sorry it isn't everyday!)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
ANYWAYS!! Here is the tip from :iconjezzy-art: So be sure to thank her!
Hey, I thought I would contribute to this segment. I feel one thing that people struggle with (if they try it) is cutting out and blending fire into their manipulations, so I thought I would tell people the best way I do that.
It's actually really simple for those who have Photoshop and requires no extracting from another image.
First thing to do is find a fire stock image with a relatively black background (that shouldn't be hard to do). Open it up in Photoshop and go to Window>Channels. In Channels, hide RGB, Green, and Blue by clicking the
The Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with ReferencesThe Artist's Toolbox - Working with References9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I can draw anything... as long as I get to look at it.
There is a great myth that drawing is a memory exercise. That if you can draw entirely from memory it makes you a better artist who deserves more kudos.
Of course the study of drawing will lead to a good memory of the things you've already studied how to draw, humans, animals, whatever it is that you love to draw. But the downfall of this is that you can restrict yourself to only drawing what it is you have studied how to draw, ie what you've memorised.
Using reference is not a weakness! It is a strength and almost all top level artists use a lot of reference. Using reference means you're not trapped one person's life experiences and can draw upon a wealth of extra knowledge. How can that be a weakness?
A lot of people seem to assume that the reference should come first. They go out and they scour the dA stock etc to find th
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt01The following five part guide is a collection of tips and tricks for stockers and those who would like to become stockers but don't know where to start - based on my personal experence. While reading, keep in mind that most of what is outlined below are guidelines and not a set of rules you never ever cross - there are exception to everything but the very first rule (I would say copyright is not debatable, after all, you expect others to respect yours, too). Also, this has gotten very long and still, I feel I forgot stuff... So if you have any additions you'd like to see in here, feel free to comment!Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt017 months ago in Art Features More Like This
>> What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction & Note on Copyright [you are reading it]
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera |
Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
old, by Old-York Silence by PhotoYoung
4578341 by aleksandra88
Autumn reverance by Felilly Wild is the Wind by CameraDude
Shivers by ennil
my body and mind by NikolasBrummer
Empyrean: The Monarch Sleeps by DmajicPhotography
all three of us. by gloeckchen one moon. by M0THart
please visit my gallery: http://esztervaly.deviantart.com/gallery/ th
Vance's storyYea I made a short background story of my OC VanceVance's story3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to CookieZoela, she fixed my awful grammar ;u;
Even at the age of 9 Vance didn't really have an interest in becoming a Pokémon trainer as a matter of fact he didn't even quite like Pokémon as he only cared about playing outside like a typical kid.
One day though Vance asked his dad if he wanted to have a trip, just him, his mom and his dad without bringing their Pokémon with them because he thought that his dad, being a Pokémon ranger and his mom a Pokémon breeder, spent too much of their time with them instead of being with him.
Vance did have a point though for his dad owned a very loyal young treecko, and it refused leave his dad's side, that alone showed how his dad put too much of his passion and interest in his Pokémon. They even had a hard time leaving his father's treecko behind but eventually his dad managed to ask treecko to patiently wait for him as they would only be gone just f
Darkest Resources--Dark Art In PhotomanipulationsDarkest Resources--Dark Art In Photomanipulations9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I put together this blog for the current "Dark Photomanipulations" week at projecteducate. I thought I'd share the same feature with you as well.
FYI: There is going to be a Dark Photomanipulation Chat Event happening this Friday, March 14th, in the Chat Room at CRPhotomanipulation. Come prepared to create a dark manip with your own stock. You'll be able to give and receive advice as you create your deviation. And there's more! We're going to have some fun, so don't forget to join us, 4:00 Eastern Standard Time.
It goes without saying, without appropriate stock photos, and other resources, digital photomanipulation as we know today would not exist.
I want to share with you some favorites from a texture deviant, and model stock from five providers. Yes, I know that Dark art does not have to be black;
I like black, and no further explanation is needed.
Tips for creating dark artTips for creating dark art9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Tips for creating dark art
I have heard many people's opinions about dark art. What defines it? What's it's main features? There is many who think they create dark art, but others who tell them THAT isn't what dark art is. But is that fair? Is it up to us to decide what dark art is OR is it something we need to feel. Something that comes to every human in need and offers a cold a dark reality of comfort. Here are the opinions of some dark artists...
"Go beyond the cliché and open your mind. People think creating something dark means you have to stick to cemeteries, goth chicks, and muted tones, which is false! Embrace colour in your dark work. Use your emotions and use your art to explore the darker side of your soul. I have found some of my darkest pieces came from me sitting outside in the sunshine and simply remembering something. Such as how the sun
Wonderful Art Created with Our Stock - Part 35A big thank you to you allWonderful Art Created with Our Stock - Part 357 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Ocean Desire by TigerStriped4
Tirsa by ExquisArt
Kaiju by Bela-designs
It Only Takes One by TigerStriped4
Day 13 - Wildlife Concert by DevArtThom
Summer by Bela-designs
One Drop At A Time by AerialNavigation
Free by TheSecretIsMine
Tuxedo1JPG by Reijou
We are tired by ladyjudina
Spring Landscape by chevronguy
Bridge by StormOwlArt
Peace in the valley by robhas1left
AFR Layout by Reijou
Cinderella Broadway by Litavismindartist
Butterfly Fields by virgolinedancer
The tree 2 by VIRGOLINEDANCER1
After the Storm by SignHermitCrab
Greetings from Austria by Wimmeke63
Road to Castle Roogna by faryewing
Spring MIll by AnakMoon
Indigo Augustine by xxtgxxstock
List of unrestricted stock By francescamwA big thanks to :iconfrancescamw: for providing this list to the group directly from her journal. MAKE SURE TO FAV THIS!List of unrestricted stock By francescamw8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is mostly inspired by other lists and journals around DA. It's not comprehensive-I am being a little picky about what I include. I try not to include providers who put theme restrictions on their unrestricted stocks, but some of these say "no hate or violence." I have run across a few who say "nothing immoral." But that's very subjective (I think an image of two women kissing is normal, but it's no doubt someone else's porn or immorality) and, well, restrictive.
I'll try to keep this up-to-date. I am on the lookout for more accounts to put in the "Completely Unrestricted" column. That means not one single restriction--even credit and notification, let alone commercial or thematic restrictions. So if you know of any I don't have listed, let me know.
Stock Radar #5Stock Radar #57 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fractalayicious II by laurentiusmark93 Ranunculus by SarahharaS1
Owl Stock 04 by NellyGrace3103
Monument 4 by MASYON
Cherry Pin Up - Back by KaylaDavion
Digital Art Texture 121 by mercurycode Steampunk 2 by Fluffybunny29stock
Rusty Chain Transparent PNG by Bloody-Goodbyes Shiny Things by mldoxy
places562 stock by pranile
Paris Opera House28 by faestock Tecnologic! Stock by EmeraldVenom-Stock