ZEUGMA The Ancient CityZeugma is an ancient city of Commagene; currently located in the Gaziantep Province of Turkey. It is a historical settlement which is considered among the four most important settlement areas under the reign of the kingdom of Commagene. It was named for the bridge of boats, or Zeugma, which crossed the Euphrates there. The ancient city of Zeugma was originally founded as a Greek settlement by Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, in 300 BC. King Seleucus almost certainly named the city Seleucia after himself; whether this city is, or can be, the city known as Seleucia on the Euphrates or Seleucia at the Zeugma is disputed. The population in the city at its peak was approximately 80,000. In 64 BC Zeugma was conquered and ruled by the Roman Empire and with this shift the name of the city was changed into Zeugma, meaning "bridge-passage" or "bridge of boats". During Roman rule, the city became one of the attractions inZEUGMA The Ancient City1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
How to write a copyright infringement LetterLeft brain hemisphere:How to write a copyright infringement Letter7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since so many of you asked-
If anyone ever steals YOUR work, this is what you write to the thieves, be they an individual/magazine/website/newspaper/music band/etc.
To: __________________(art thief's name/company)
It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of my copyrighted Work entitled "____________ (name of stolen artwork)" in the publishing of a ___________(your website/advert/newspaper/magazine)
I have reserved all rights in the Work, which was first published in November 1, 2000 (date example) on _______________(my website link), with copyright registered to me.
The advert which appears in your (website/advert/newspaper/magazine/piece), is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis.
You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for the advert, nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have willfully infringed
updatesokay, so to update yall on some scheduling.updates2 years ago in Personal More Like This
we had 2 bad months here as far as technology is concerned, bertween my wife's computer being a little primadonna and my health being a bit iffy my schedule ended up being stockpiled and very crowded.
i have by the end of july to submit issue 2 or ravine to printer for it's august release, alongside that there is aphrodite 9 monthly issues to handle.
after im done with the new issue of aphrodite i will finish 2 strips, and then after san diego comic con my schedule will finally be free. from then on you will see aaaaalot more sunstone, quite frequently, and a definite announcement of book 1 print
till then i will try to drop in some cool stuff, pics and shorts just so ya know i haven't forgotten about you all XD
anyhoo back to work
Lady in red Passion by LadyCarnal push away the darkness by baspunk under the rain by impatienss sugar by DasYassY Autumn Shadows by McKenzie-James Mystic Garden by Sortvind Tulip by WindyLife Autumn tea by hayzy Love hurts by Alephunky Non siamo soli by kyokosphotos It's Times Like These... by goRillA-iNK Scarlet Afternoon by jenarose coffee and night by estellamestella Summerberry-Tiramisu by Z740 Lost In Colors by MarcoHeisler Enter the forest by bebefromtheblock cherry by theluckynine into the sun by JulietsoundLady in red2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sxv15HIfyyM by Dima7TT Cherry on Ice by naked-in-the-rain A new beginning.. by addy-ack
IntroSpection by thrumyeye -Lover_s world- by Janek-Sedlar New Year is coming!:) by Katrin-Elizabeth .:Winter Cardinal:. by RHCheng Bad Romance by Sortvind fiery tears by Orwald Vintage Garden by Sortvind A Red Path by helios-spada Lautitia by Jules1983 My Africa 1 by catman-suha -Road into my heart- by Janek-Sedlar Winter in my heart by LiliumLion The Tree of Fire by La-Vita-a-Bella As time goes by by Matthias-Haker lady in red 4 by M0THart temple of buddha by sandeepsarma the end by zenibyfajnie :thumb301835161: Epic Sunrays by MaximeCourty Merry.Go.Round by Aurelia24 Autumn Morning by LuizaLazar Marvel by Thanutpat on the hunt by dionn-k Morecambe Bay by CumbriaCam Red Bubbles II by phykia Duct Tape Paranoia by dogeatdog5 Watercolor C a p t u r e by MirkyJedi Temptation by ScorpionEntity :
Best of January 2013Here are some of the best pictures I found in January, 2013. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of January 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fiery Sky II by NitrokNetherlands 12 by lonelywolf2
One little flower by MikrobePferd
The Sleepy Mountains by MaximeDaviron
Railway station by jericho1405
The North Country by CezarMartRauchhaus by CaveCanem42
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
The 10 Best HORROR Movies to Watch at HALLOWEENHey everyone, time for my annual list of Freaky Horrific fun movies to watch at Halloween. Everybody seems to have group of movies that they enjoy watching during Halloween that bring the spirit of the day alive. Heres a group of ten I reccommend to check out and watch that you might not have seen. After you guys check out my list, throw your recommended list at me of what you like to watch and I might enjoy to see.The 10 Best HORROR Movies to Watch at HALLOWEEN2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do have specific movies that I watch every Halloween no matter what, I consider them also to be two of the best, if not the best out of their genre. That is John Carpenter's Halloween and John Carpenter's The Thing...Two movies that reach the level of being a masterpeice. But I also like to try different things beyond just watching the Evil Dead movies again, which I love, but I try out different movies that I don't watch as often and heres some that I recommend.
1.) "John Carpenter's Halloween".. What can I saw that others already have. It's a true masterpeice
Colors Poetry ContestColors Poetry Contest!!Colors Poetry Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
When I started the Wordsmiths group here at DA, I had three goals - produce a new sitehttp://word-smyths.com/ , an ezine http://artsmyths.wordpress.com/ and a paid poetry contest. I have accomplished the first two. I am pleased to be able to say that our wordpress site is receiving daily submissions from authors outside of DA, as that gives all of you featured there more exposure.
I am pleased to announce my third project - a poetry contest with a cash prize awarded to the first three place winners.
The contest will be poetry only and will run from August 1 - October 31, 2012. The theme is "Color". You can choose to write about one color, or many. You can describe a situation, person, object, scene - anything, but describe it in color(s). How it looks...makes you feel.
The prizes will be as listed below: (It would be helpful to have a Paypal account in order to be paid.)
ShenanigansI was at a beautiful wedding last night with arguably the most awesome cake ever.Shenanigans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
and who did I happen to run into at the reception but the one and only :iconkirilee:
Four Brand New DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie PostersWith the opening of "The Dark Knight Rises" getting closer, Warner Bros has released a few more promo posters for Nolan's epic ending to his "Batman" tilogy.Four Brand New DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie Posters3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new Posters feature a round up of the characters from the upcoming film. We have Bane, Catwoman, Batman and a action shot of both Bane and Batman duking it out. If you have yet to see them, check them out:
I can't wait to see this one on the big screen, the recent trailer looked great and I'm looking forward to seeing how Batman is handling Got
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanHumans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
On March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a Google Driverless Car. The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, insta
1assignment,1exam complete! only 5 more to go!OMG! I could NOT believe the day I had today!1assignment,1exam complete! only 5 more to go!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My exam was today and I got up early to get there an hour early just in case something happens.
I normally do not complain about public transport but today was just ridiculous!
It's 15 minute walk to my bus stop and I had to walk in the rain today, well at least I had a jacket. So it wasn't so bad.
I caught my bus (yes, the correct bus - I double checked) and I was on my merry way. Until midway through the trip, my bus driver had made a wrong turn.
No biggy, I only lost 5 minutes and still had an hour to go until my exam so it was ok.
As I was getting to my stop, I pressed the bell for the next stop to my college only to watch in horror as the bus driver drove right past it! :iconcrycryplz:
I couldn't believe it, as well as 5 other people who attended my college too. We told the bus driver and you know what he said??
"oops"..... and he kept driving.:iconinsultedplz:
Man I was so pissed!! :iconguaahplz:
So I got off the next station and the
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)Our view at deviantART regarding SOPA is that it's probably a bad idea. There should be better ways to deal with mass infringement on the Internet than this. This bill in our view can be seen as a threat to the open Internet itself and this is very hard to digest or support.Regarding SOPA and deviantART (update)3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
I personally have found information at the EFF and at Public Knowledge to be very helpful in understanding what is at stake.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION AT WWW.DEVIANTART.COM/SOPA
UPDATE: Thanks for the link, Google.
reminescence...*sigh*i remembered something really funny about one of my classes back highschool..HAHAHAreminescence...*sigh*3 years ago in Personal More Like This
in one of my art classes my teacher was sick so we had a substitute which just happened to be my principal. we were so noisy and we didn't pay attention to him. it got to the point where we were throwing paint and he got hit.
suddenly, he stood up and just burst out in rage," YOU ARE ALL FREAKING GRADE 12, WHY DON'T YOU BEHAVE?! STAND UP IF U ARE FREAKING STUPID!"
nobody stood up and there was a long long silence for a very long time.
however, one of my friends stood up. everyone stared and wondered,'why is he standing up? is he suicidal?'
my eyes widen and i was thinking loudly in my head "ARE YOU FREAKING STUPID?! SITDOWN!!!"
i was hoping he could get my message telepathically but i don't think he did...
the teacher stared at him and asked "do you think that this is some kind of joke? do you really think that you are stupid?!"
my friend replied, "No."
"then why are you standing up fo
Beware The BatmanI caught the first episode of Beware the Batman.Beware The Batman2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What a pile of rancid, charm-free, cheap-looking, poorly written, spineless, generic pap.
To start with, I hate the character design. There's nothing memorable about anyone you see on screen, with the exception of Batman's strange cranial deformation. It looks like someone's been hitting him over the head with a mallet, which is entirely possible given that Alfred has turned into Cato, from The Pink Panther: randomly attacking his employer to keep him on his toes.
And then we have the villains. Batman has, arguably, the best Rogues Gallery in fiction. It's that which makes his stories so interesting, not the brooding. You'd think with the opening episode, they'd want to start strong, or at least hint at some major threat, lurking in the shadows.
Instead, they give us a man dressed as a pig and a frog-man that burps.
And what's with the f**king laser guns?! If any one franchise is ideal for carrying an anti-gun
Japan Trip....more daysNote to self: Getting up early does not mix well with late night drinking. The good news is, I think I'm on track for setting a new personal record for consecutive days with a hang over wait is that good news? It's amazing to me that you can buy beer in vending machines everywhere here. Ugh it's 6:30AM, I'll pass on the beer .for now.Japan Trip....more days3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My legs are sore from walking about 2,000 miles yesterday and my feet already hurt. I love it.
This morning, after crashing a little after 2AM, we got up at 6:30AM to catch the bullet train to Osaka. The train stops several times, so it doesn't always get up to the incredible speeds other ones do. We'll be on one this Sunday that tops out at about 180MPH! It's hard to describe the funny experiences one has on the subways and trains. The crazy visuals of passing another train going the opposite direction when you are only a foot or so apart. Ah these Japanese are so precise. The trains displace so much air that when we
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
Quick Tips: On Referencing AnatomyReference from real life whenever possible.Quick Tips: On Referencing Anatomy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you reference or copy from another artist's studies/sketches/art, you may be copying their mistakes as well. Furthermore, an artist's studies are their notes and --just like with history or chemistry notes-- copying someone else's notes will not help you fully understand the material. To completely understand anatomy, you must take your own notes and build your own understanding through observation.
This is probably a no-brainer for many artists but... scruffynerfherder and I were talking about this last night, and with the increase of "anatomy studies" showing up on dA's front page, it's been on my mind. DA's resource category has some great material, but I also feel like there is a lot of misleading information taught by amateurs who really probably shouldn't be teaching things like shading or anatomy, because they have a less-than-stellar grasp on it themselves. I'm not trying to knock anyone here, but it's a bit tr
Cosplay Friday: FrozenCosplay Friday: Frozen4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Let It Go!
Queen Elsa Frozen by UchihaSayaka
There’s a chill in the air as we travel to the kingdom of Arendelle for a Frozen cosplay treat.
Frozen was Disney’s tremendously successful third attempt at adapting the grimm Hans Christian Anderson tale The Snow Queen. As early as 1943, Walt Disney saw the potential in this the longest and most highly acclaimed of Andersen’s stories, but it to
RIP Bob HoskinsVeteran actor Bob Hoskins has died: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27224995RIP Bob Hoskins1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The man played a whole range of characters, from Smee (Hook) to Khrushchev (Enemy at the Gates) but he'll probably be remembered (and envied by those of us with a looser grip on reality) for his role as Eddie Valiant, the LA gumshoe from Who Framed Roger Rabbit whom the badly-drawn Jessica bounced off, slunk around and serenaded.
For that, I think we'll all forgive him for Mario Bros.
Con report...Had a blast at the Melbourne Supernova Comic Con on the weekend…. booth was a success - met heaps of great people (including a bunch from dA… you guys rock!) sold a stack of stuff and got to hang out with my best friend :iconLil-el-art: who helped man (or in her case, 'woman') the stall, fend off the zombies and generally add a whole bunch of class to the whole proceedings.Con report...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For those interested in these things, I've posted a few photos on my "art of Loopydave" face book page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-of-Loopydave/158913267493746 . Go laugh at my attempts at this salesperson thing.... I wont mind!
Also met up with the awesome Fil Barlow :iconfilbarlow: who just launched a free ipad comic ap http://www.deviantart.com/journal/Zooniverse-app-447381150 … so go check it out and admire his crazy cool art. Its FREE and you wont regret it!!
BoobsCause I was tired of being asked to show you my boobs, well here's my answer to just get it out of the way.Boobs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year 2014!! :)Happy 2014 everyoneHappy New Year 2014!! :)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hope it's filled with lots of happiness, love & success!
I want to thank everyone for their support and comments + 500 000 pageviews!! WOOHOO
I think we should celebrate!
Let's start this new year with a video many of you have been waiting to see:
Please do not forget to check out the great cinematographer/photographer :iconphilippemaurice: !!
Makeup & Hair by Tamsen Rae.