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
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...
Will Godzilla be a dinosaur in the 2014 movie?I been wondering about this for a while but in the 2014 movie, will Godzilla be a dinosaur and if so, will he be a living fossil mutated by a nuclear bomb on an island by the Americans/Japanese? Because I know he won't be a giant mutant lizard anymore but if the film is dark, gritty and grounded to reality then would a living dinosaur even be plausible? xD lol Also what type of theropod dinosaur will he be and what will his dinosaur name be because let's be honest...Godzillasaurus is an unoriginal and lame name. Comment about the possibilities of his origins below.Will Godzilla be a dinosaur in the 2014 movie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tools of the Trade: Choosing StockWhat to Look ForTools of the Trade: Choosing Stock1 year 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
FEBRUARY CONTEST! [Closed]Check out the winners here!FEBRUARY CONTEST! [Closed]1 year 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
Pixel Challenge week 14Thank you for participating in Pixel Challenge Week 13Pixel Challenge week 145 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Rules and FAQ
You can choose your favorite Bath-related entry here.
One most-voted deviation will get 1 month Premium Membership
Please share some love to our past week participants:
Theme of this week: Pixel Fairy!
Do you remember when we was making Pixel Chibis? Pixel Challenge Anime and Manga Related you can look more info here
You need to think about Pixel Fairy design, make a good fairy, and then Team will choose one Fairy for Page design and for Journal Skin. We'll
art Feature: Digital Art / Photomanipulation A N Y A by SimplyDefinedArt Blinded, Muted, Burnt by shadeley Mystic Night by Secretadmiresart Feature: Digital Art / Photomanipulation 3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
The Void by charmedy Soul Of Darkness by KassidyBeth123 House of the Silent by LadyxBoleyn The Evil Queen by Mocris Sacred Ground by Creamydigital La Peste by imagase Arabian by La--Boheme Who pays the Ferryman? by Litavismindartist Lost in the Wood by Doucesse In my dreams I am free by mi-eterna-primavera Divine Feline by Le-Meridian Abandoned to myself by dreamswoman PAIN by saritaangel07 Waiting for no one... by SummerDreams89 Traveler of light by dangerous-glow BORN IN A CAGE.. by chryssalis Just a harmless flower by Gwendolyn1 sleeping beauty by Manon-M
Apple Black is finished!the moment we all have been waiting for, no excuses!. despite school and other personal stuff, i have finished apple black, 50 pages chapter one: freedom day. which is a pilot/one-shot that continues obviously no matter what. all that is left is making the cover, I've also been working on some underground stuff that i will Talk about later. stay tuned for more folks. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED!! are ya?! its been a long time coming from strawberry black to what it is today, tempted to upload my crappy black pages from '09 and 2010 showing my failed attempts at making the manga/comic..lol.Apple Black is finished!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
instagram photo of page 50, second to the last panel:
RIP Ray Harryhausen.http://www.hollywood.com/news/celebrities/55012302/ray-harryhausen-diesRIP Ray Harryhausen.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Your creations scared the living sh*t out of me as a kid.
Loved you for it!
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 Government1 year 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
Mini-contest One week and 3 days left to participate!!!Mini-contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let's get some creative juices flowing!
We've been pretty inactive mainly because of lack of prizes for future competitions... and we're still low on prizes but let's get something going to promote activity in the group. This mini-contest will have a really simple topic, because we want as many members to participate as possible.
This theme has probably already been used in a previous competition but it's always fun to revisit.
THE TASK IS SIMPLE: All you have to do is draw or write a scene that includes at least one canon Transformer and one canon character from another fandom. For example, you can draw Megatron and Loki from the Marvel Universe together, or write about Sideswipe and Sunstreaker pulling a prank with Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series. Be creative!
There will be ONE winner in the ART category and ONE winner in the LITERATURE c
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
Timeless Love Contest+Okay so I've decided to host a new contest!!Timeless Love Contest+1 year 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
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. Pocky2 years 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
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
RIP Robin SachsThis has been going around on tumblr, so you're there, you probably already heard. If not, I figured I should make a post about it here as well. Robin Sachs, passed away on February 1st. He also voiced Seneschal Varel, Lord Pyral Harrowmont, Murdock and a lot of other people in Dragon Age as well as everybody's favorite bad ass mercenary Zaeed.RIP Robin Sachs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Farewell, and have fun at the bar.
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 francescamw1 year 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.
Darkest Resources--Dark Art In PhotomanipulationsDarkest Resources--Dark Art In Photomanipulations1 year 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.
the atlantis projectAtlantis is a design i started long ago first time i designed her win Star Trek III: The Search for Spock came outthe atlantis project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
now im working on updating her design an make a technical manual an few short story's with right writers for it
an new designers willing to work with me shes my enterprise i have story in works in my head for her just need to get it out there any one wanting or inspired by her note me or im me will do art trades for Atlantis work an designs
History becomes Legend
Legend becomes Myth
Class & type: Atlantis class
Production Base: Key West
Mass: 22,000,000 tons (operational)
Range: Unlimited distance
Total : 2450
Officers : 150
Crew : 900
Passengers : 400 (Standard
star wing: 400
Quantum jump drive Propulsion System
Drive Type : Q.S
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sci-fi/Space/3D DD's - March 2013
Fairy by Epar3D
:: The Red Creation :: by vincebagna
Archon by Raelsatu
Space explorer by tsonline
Midday massacre by arsdraw
Wasteland Churches by Brosa
2013 personal work by ThibaultFischer
A Second Home for Humankind by ValentiniaK
Applibot #8 by ChrisBjors
A few words on punk vs. steampunk.Never Mind The BollocksA few words on punk vs. steampunk.3 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
Fairy tail Ezra x male readerI was raised to protect and that I did. As young as I can remember I was trained to help, protect and defeat evil, I was gifted with magic powers beyond others comprehension. I can turn my skin into dragon scales to absorb power and my lungs are the same as a dragons to breath fire as well as the strength. My father was a soldier of the foreign "Drachentöter" German for dragon slayer, and my mother part of the "La santé de l'érable" French for maple health. With the power I was given was a long and hard road to learn but at the end my training was almost complete. I chose to put on a mask to cover my face, only my family has seen my face but that was a long time ago. I'm 15 now in a new land filled with people, especially evil ones. I made gold by taking bounties but I preferred not to kill them because of morals, I was after a man named Natsu and I was support to challenge him and defeat him. As I wondered around I found him, with his pink hair and his clan emblem oFairy tail Ezra x male reader1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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!)1 year 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
Devious Journal EntryDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
old, by Old-York Silence by PhotoYoung
4578341 by aleksandra88
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