CONCEPT OF: HaloWelcome to our periodic spotlight feature where we take a look at the concept art and design of a game or film. The intent here is to get the creative juices flowing, remind people what's out there and what's being done, and to not lose sight of the quality of professional work. We can also discuss what works and maybe what doesn't, what you dig, or what you DONT dig.CONCEPT OF: Halo5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Game: Halo http://www.bungie.net/Projects/Reach/default.aspx
Release Date: 15 November 2001
Company: Bungie Studios http://www.bungie.net/
Art Director: Marcus Lehto
Master Chief. Cortana. Grunts. Elites. Covenant... Warthogs. These are all things that will forever be burned into our minds as the green space marine with the orange visor, the naked purple AI chick with numbers running up her body, the squealing cannon fodder at our feet, the stalwart 4-part-mandible aliens, the purple dolphin-like spaceships, and the most badass green ATV ever with a bullet
Tales of Booklet FeaturesNeo Magazine's 101st issue, which includes a Tales of fanbook, has been released!Tales of Booklet Features3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can find the pdf here: (http://c1989.r89.cf2.rackcdn.com/games/tales_of_gracesF/Your-Tales%20Of_July_NEO.pdf)
darkpheonixchild has been kind enough to scan the booklet for those who prefer image files!
Those can be found here: (http://sta.sh/0xmodkvxk6u http://sta.sh/01pz76569lw http://sta.sh/0wqz9r8390g http://sta.sh/01t9ws752pye http://sta.sh/0us1zvboeqd http://sta.sh/0gp734tk0nr http://sta.sh/050szxnl8kx http://sta.sh/0d5lefxhfq1 http://sta.sh/022xpoh94voa)
Links to fanfiction/audio file sumbmission can be found on Neo magazine's website.
Audio/other online files: http://www.neomag.co.uk/art/games/article/969/your-tales-of-submissions
To congratulate all the dA members who made it into the booklet, their deviations will be featured in this journal! If you do not see your devation here, please noti
The them and us mentalityThe "Them versus "Us" MentalityThe them and us mentality2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "them" and "us" mentality and how it negatively impacts us all
Its one of those things that unerringly pops its head up month on month, and its something that is frustrating, often hurtful and hard to read about. Let me explain some of my thoughts.. (warning I have a lot of thoughts I want to put down)
1. a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.
2. a person who performs a service willingly and without pay.
We all say that when we see another user on the site with a volunteers title or a staff symbol, or whatever it is that marks them out as "different" something fundamental changes in our attitude.
Perhaps its envy, or jealousy or hate. Perhaps its simply respect and admiration and pride.
I would honestly LOVE it if it was the second set of emotions but I'm not going delude myself
How To Generate Random Terrain Using PhotoshopHere's the latest article from The World Building School.How To Generate Random Terrain Using Photoshop3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How To Generate Random Terrain Using Photoshop
With the success of The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps a few people asked for a more detailed article on techniques for drawing the map. So I've taken the map style from "Elfcarron" and built the tutorial around drawing that style of map.
This article is Part 1 on how to draw maps using nothing but Photoshop. The other parts will be published over the coming weeks.
I hope you enjoy.
You can read the article here.
Season 4 (SPOILERSSSS)So........ That was really freaking AMAZING. Like dayum..... That was really really cool guys. Like SUPER cool. Like I can't sleep now even though I just did an all-nighter to watch this shiz (comes on at 4am here in Hawaii and it's 6 now). I can't even. So many beautiful amazing things happening in just two episodes. MLP really knows how to do finales. DAYUUUUM!Season 4 (SPOILERSSSS)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, yeah, that finale was a whole lot better than I was expecting. My eyes were not ready to take in that amount of awesome. I was expecting a lot of cheesy-ness but there was none. The pacing was probably the best pacing for a finale or premiere so far. And it just felt longer which was great. I wanted it to be longer. I wanted it to last forever! There's just way too much to talk about in the finale so I'll let you read other people's reviews and stuff. Mine was basically what you saw up there ^^^. What else is there for me to say? I would like to note though, that Discord giving Celestia flowers at the end had me freak
How to improve as an artist.Hi guys,How to improve as an artist.3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I could start by talking about the basics, perspective and all that stuff but that's pretty much something you have to learn or know already, either in a school or self-taught.
One thing most people don't talk about nor understand is the answer to this question.
Do you blow through an image or do you draw, stop think, draw, stop think...etc?
Most of you already seen a professional working and he just blows through a white canvas and in 2 to 4 hours creates something original.
Obviously we aren't talking about fanart here. Because that is just copying someones else design/idea and you wouldn't have any problem, because the brain work is already there for you to go around, even if you gave it your personal touch, like I've done in some Macross stuff, it's just not that hard.
Fanart is a great area but for example I've done 3D work for games, I obviously didn't include my Macross fanart in the portfolio I sent to the hiring companies because that is a big no no.
One reason why fa
OC Interview: AntheaTagged by: :iconequestriagurl77:OC Interview: Anthea1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All of these have to be answered in character. Antheeeaaaaa
1.) What is your name?
Anthea but you can call me Annie if you want to.
2.) Do you know why you were named that?
Nope. I never knew my birth parents so.... yeah. I just came with that name.
3.) Are you single or taken?
4.) Have any abilities or powers?
Well I'm pretty good at magic I suppose.
5.) Stop being a Mary-Sue!
Why? What is that? Is it bad? I'm sorry D:
6.) What's your eye color?
I've been told they're blue.
7.) How about hair color?
8.) Have you any family members?
Just my wonderful adoptive mother Fluttershy
9.) Oh? How about pets?
Do all of my mom's animals count?
10.) That's cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don't like.
I can't think of anything. Yes, I love everything~
11.) Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do?
I like practicing magic and telling jokes
12.) Have you ever hurt anyone in any way before?
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
Details on lesser-known Matoran revealedBionicle author Greg Farshtey has just revealed details on the innate powers of the lesser-known Fa-, Ba-, Su- and Bo-Matoran.Details on lesser-known Matoran revealed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fa-Matoran, Matoran of Magnetism, have an improved sense of direction thanks to an internal compass that allows them to always know which way is North.
Ba-Matoran, Matoran of Gravity, have an increased resistance to physical pressure.
Su-Matoran, Matoran of Plasma, have eye protection against harsh light.
Bo-Matoran, Matoran of the Green, have an innate understanding of plant attributes, such as poison.
RAFFLE:Fullbody Colored Sketch WinnersI decided to make 3 winners instead of just one. Please note me for your prize:RAFFLE:Fullbody Colored Sketch Winners2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To the rest who also participated, don't worry. This won't be the last! I'll host a million more before I stop.
To the rest who also participated, don't worry. This won't be the last!
This is going to be a series of features and/or raffles that I'll be doing from now on . I've been wanting to do this!
Get a chance to win a fullbody drawing from me by faving this journal! Let's make this journal known so that more people will see the AWESOME artist,:iconpananada:!
Check out all the different colors pananada blended together to get a unique coloring, lighting and shading style!
PILOT: THINGS I LIKETHE TINY TAG ON MY INSIDE FOLD OF MY JACKET SAYS "SG CHRISTOPHORUS HATCHENSON".PILOT: THINGS I LIKE4 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE SOMEONE I LIKE.
MAYBE I KILLED THEM FOR THIS JACKET.
THIS JACKET IS SOFT AND FITTING.
I AM PILOT. CAPTAIN CALLS ME PILOT, SO I MUST BE PILOT.
I FLY THINGS. I FLEW THE CAPTAIN ONCE ON A MISSION OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. WE HAD A SKY-ACCIDENT.
CAPTAIN SAVED MY LIFE FROM THE BURNING CARCASS OF THE FLYING COW.
CAPTAIN IS MAGIC, LIKE HARRY POTTER BUT MORE MAGIC.
CAPTAIN CAN STOP CLOCKS, I KNOW BECAUSE I'VE SEEN IT. THE COW'S CLOCKS AND DIALS FROZE IN PLACE WHEN CAPTAIN GAVE THEM A STERN LOOK.
THE MIRACLES OF CAPTAIN ARE INFINITE AND GREAT.
CAPTAIN LIVES FOREVER. I HAVE PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE.
THE CITY OF THE DEAD IS MY HOME.
THE DEAD LIKE TO PLAY GAMES AND TALK TO ME,
Monthly MEGA Manga Feature! Volume 3 + 200 points Here's the third edition of my Manga Series, MONTHLY MEGA MANGA FEATURES, where I will be featuring DD, Great manga artist, Unseen Anime Artist , and MANGA OF COURSE! Give these artist some love And this is the first Journal Feature where I will give away 200 points!Monthly MEGA Manga Feature! Volume 3 + 200 points1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I feature 100 deviations from the Manga Category and some Fan-art, too.
Here are 30 DDs featured from our Manga/Anime CVs
Here's 15 from Damaged927 that are super cool!
. A NEW WORLD . by AsuHan
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:Need for Tolerance4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!Mythical Creatures Design Challenge!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Remember reading about Greek and Roman mythology in school? What about the folklore you’ve heard while camping or during bedtime stories? We’re challenging you to harness those tales of old and make a design for a t-shirt featuring mythical creatures!
Think about fantastical beasts renowned in folklore and myth -- unicorns, dragons, and other mythical animals that you’ve seen in films or books. Now, get inspired by those creatures and let’s see something awesome!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our deviantART t-shirts.
Deviants vote on their favorite designs.
Judges choose 2 designs based on the highest-voted submissions.
Artists of the winning submissions get cash and their designs printed on t-shirts for all to see!
This time around, we’re challenging you to design a t-shirt inspired by the world
Fan Art LawFan Art Law3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
A Message from Worldbuilding:iconWorldbuilding: has a message for DungeonCrawl members. Check out the thumbnail link below!A Message from Worldbuilding2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just passing it on! From your illustrious founder,
Mistgod the Marvelous!
Featuring...The last few weeks I've managed to get three commissions of my original characters from two amazing artists, Sarah Lefor and Tatiana Spengler. Both did great justice to my OCs from Terra Antigua, I couldn't be happier with the results!Featuring...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The least I can do is feature them both!
The wonderful Sarah Lefor, known in as Remember2Live :iconRemember2Live:. She drew two portraits for me, one of my ranger Nachaloa Efari and one of my Qarista noble and fledgling mage, Rithiell Gel'feyn. She has been very patient with me and my requests, providing two amazing pieces of artwork! Here they are, along with some other drawings of hers.
General artwork of Sarah's
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
MECHAROKMECHAROK (or MR for short) is a thing I am working on, which might become an actual thing later on (like, a comic or a flash-game), but that is for later, essentially this journal is about the very basics of the MR Universe, so enjoy the read.MECHAROK3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In MECHAROK the Galaxy is torn apart by endless struggle, war is inevitable and survival is no birthright, but a prize which one must earn in battle. Each race strives to conquer and expand, it is the survival of the fittest, where the strong prosper, and the weak perish. A faction named the Galactic Republic seeks to unite all sentient life and bring forth an era of peace, but it's efforts are fruitless and only ends up in them engaging in war as well. In this time, wars are decided by lumbering Spaceships, mobile infantry, heavy vehicles, swift aircrafts and most notably, the Mechs, who combine the power of vehicles with the flexibility of infantry. The outcome of a war is decided by both clashing fleets in the starry heavens, and combating
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
So you want to do commissions?A basic guide to setting up commissionsSo you want to do commissions?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When it comes to commissioning, there is so much that needs to be decided, arranged and thought of that it can all appear a bit daunting at first.
However: when following a couple of basic guidelines, setting up commissions really is not as hard as you think!
If you find the article informative, please it.
First things first
So you have decided you want to start doing commissions. That's great!
The first thing to do is to determine what you want to offer.
Do you want to offer drawings, or designs?
Will you be coding journal-skins for people, or will you be pixeling?
Take a look through your gallery and try to determine what you do best and what you like to do the most.
Because that will most likely be what you'll be offering.
Stick to what you're good at.
Don't promise what you can't deliver when someone is paying you for it.
Now that you've mo
Keeping The WBGuild Super GroupFirstly, we've reached 900 watchers which is amazing! And by the growth of the past 6 month's we'll break the 1000 watcher mark way before the end of the yearKeeping The WBGuild Super Group2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you're probably aware the WBGuild is currently a super group in DA however the membership runs out on the 6th November 2013.
Why renew our premium membership?
The main reason is sub-folders. They allow us to curate all of the great artwork submitted to the guild in a way that makes it easy to browse. In turn this means your artwork gets seen more because viewers are browsing through art categories they want to view (e.g dragons or castle) rather than browsing through the whole stream.
By being a premium group we're highlighted on the groups directory and so there is more chance a viewer will click trough and browse our gallery (and your work).
Layout and ads.
Finally as a premium group we have more options of how content is displayed, such as our cur