La LineaThis is one of the most influential and iconic animated series ever made in my opinion. La Linea (The Line) is a classic Italian animated series by Osvaldo Cavandoli. The animation follows the character, Mr. Linea, who is drawn by a single line. Even if you don't know La Linea, some of you may recognise the voice actor as the original voice of Pingu the penguin. The language he speaks is based on Italian (Milanese dialect) but spoken in a way that essentially is gibberish!La Linea3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Due to it's 'lack of language' this became an international hit, which I think is one of the best essences of film making. Having the power to cross borders without a language barrier is a fantastic skill to have!
But why do I think this is one series we should all know about?
Mr. Linea is always presented with obstacles, drawn in by the animator. Sometimes he'll succeed, sometimes he'll fail. So for example perhaps he's trying to reach something high up, so he complains to the animator. The animator draws a flight o
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #9Here's this week's findings in the fractal gallery! Go and enjoy!Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #94 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Worlds Within Rings by obeyyourmasterCarina by kr0mat1kGashadokuro's Voice by pondcypressCeltic by allthenightlongEvils of the mind by AbsttWeirdsnake by FractKalimore ducks by cyberxaosFairy Floral by The-ApparitionSpiral to the Right by element90Two leaves drifting by ClepsidrasWinter Dance by afugattTourbillion by sequentialStream Bed by AvantgardaSound Levels by PlatinusDenizens of the Dune by Stuart203Resonate by milleniumsentryrelieve by Kiug
Resources and parameters found this week
My MAPS for Mandelbulb3D by skyzyk33 Apophysis Gradients by HolidaiDevi 36 + params by KattvingeSunny Peacock by FrankiefThe Lost Variations by MichaelFaberButterflying by jimmytc25
Gossips and happenings from the fractal corner
Project Educate week about fractal art is here soon! 10-16th october. So Light SuicideBySafetyPin needs some ideas, suggestions and minio.. eh, participants! http://n8iveattitude1.deviantart.com/journal/Last-Day-for-Entries-259795986
:iconeverythingfractal: has a Fall contest going on. So get out
Regarding the Use of sxc.hu Stock in PhotomanipsI'm sure many of you are aware of the situation with using stock from the website sxc.hu. I wanted to bring you the final word on the use of their stock in photomanipulations. (Keep in mind that they should never be used to create premade backgrounds.) Our Community Volunteer Aeirmid has shared the latest update from the sxc.hu's version of the "help desk."Regarding the Use of sxc.hu Stock in Photomanips3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jade received an email as part of a mass BCC email to the dA users who expressed concern over the situation. Here is a quote from the response:
"1. The rights granted by sxc.hu license are very limited and specific. You may not use sxc.hu images in photo-manipulations or digital collages. Furthermore, you cannot create any derivate works with the use of sxc.hu images. There appears to be a common miscomprehension and some appear to believe that 'if the use is not prohibited then it is permitted' - this is not true. It is clearly stated in the license agreement All rights are reserved unless otherwise gran
Photomanips for BeginnersWhat is a photomanipulation?Photomanips for Beginners4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photomanipulations are images that have been composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new.
This is what the gallery description states. But what does it mean?
It means that a photomanipulation is based on photographs.
Not sketches scanned in (like line art for example) or screenshots from a video game. However, if you scan a photograph or for example dried flowers, it would be considered a photograph; while a photograph taken of line art still remains a sketch and is not consiered a photograph. Video game screenshots are copyrighted images btw and as such cannot be used at all.
It means that you need to use more than one photograph.
Retouching work as well as work that uses brushes or texture overlays only to "spice up" a photo that was taken by yourself(!) should be submitted to Photography > Darkroom, while work that uses stock images (i.e. images that you did not take yourself) should be
Tutorial Treasury 03In the Tutorial Treasury, you will find tutorials geared towards Photomanipulators and some that will deal with a broader subjects, such as lighting, colour etc. The tutorials will be from dA as well as from all over the web and in each episode, there will be 3 to 6 tutorials for your reading pleasure (any more than that I guess no one will have time to read anyway). If you find any good ones, shoot me a note so I can include them in the next installment!Tutorial Treasury 034 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Create this beautiful treehouse artwork using a combination of photo manipulation and painting techniques. Find out how to easily draw a surreal-looking tree easily using the Brush tool, clouds from scratch, and more! You’ll learn all these techniques in this Photoshop tutorial.
read the tutoria
Photomanipulation Chat + Mini ContestThe idea:Photomanipulation Chat + Mini Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last week, Aeirmid and I were talking about how people on dA seem to often feel lost in this big community. Especially if they're new to dA, but also if they've been here a while and still find it hard to get a critique. And how on the other hand some people cry for critiques and if you give them your honest opinion, they pretty much kick you for your efforts.
We all like to think that this has been a recent problem, but trust me when I say that even when I was a newb here (in 2004), dA didn't feel all that much more accessible. And there's always some idiot who will think asking for critique and asking for praise should be the same.
What I remember the most from my early days here is something that has nothing to do with critique groups (there were no groups then anyway, but still they seem worth mentioning) or mentoring projects or whatever else. I found out about the deviantArt Messaging Network - dAmn in short - which includes a chat system and joined a c
296th feature - ContestsJournal CSS by Jamaal10296th feature - Contests3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Please visit the list of Maltese Deviants & Clubs
Have you ever wondered if any of your pictures have been ripped and utilised on other websites? If yes then you should sign up for TinEye
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are more then welcome
On the 2nd October 2009 Sortvind posted a news item which I would like to bring to your attention …….. How to make your uploads Stronger
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Un-Occupy the InternetAre you tired of stupid governments trying to institute laws which regulate your internet use?Un-Occupy the Internet4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you sick of feeling like your voice is not being heard?
Have you tried some form of protest (in whatever country you might live), only to be beaten, tear gassed, or otherwise told to "shut up!"
Are you, like so many of us world-wide, disgusted with the unequal distribution of wealth? Sick of being part of the 99%?
Well, I have the cure...
Last month, we all saw just what kind of power we actually have... we shut down SOPA/PIPA
Millions of people world-wide decided we didn't want this stupid law, and we said so, in a very clear, very loud voice... and we can do the same to protest everything else we feel is wrong with the world.
This being leap year, we have one extra day this month, February 29, and I propose that we all Un-Occupy the Internet on that day.
What do I mean by this? My proposal is simple, and requires absolutely no effort on your part, in fact, it requires eve
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 107:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 107:iconarrheartplz:BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 1071 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's the feature of deviantARTSupporters group.
You will see here BEST works created by the members.
:iconlovesplz: FEATURES :iconlovesplz:
Photomanipulation walkthroughStep 1: Idea (message, composition)Photomanipulation walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You decided that you want to make a photomanipulation. But what to make? There are so many photomanipulations already out there and mostly with the same theme. So you decide you don't just want to stick a pretty girl onto a beautiful background. No you want to be original and have your manipulation portray a message everyone can relate to.
Think of things that are important to you, that lay close to your heart. They can be emotions (love, hate, sadness, anger) or experiences, hobbies (art, sports etc), things you are struggling with. Or they can be global themes like (beauty, money, economy, eating disorders, war, relationships etc.)
Of course if you choose to portray something as love there are many ways to do so. Do you want it to be a surreal depiction of love, or dark, fantasy, sci-fi, conceptual, humourous... your choice will of course decide the whole 'feel' of the image.
So choose wisely as they say.
Now that you have your theme you nee
TIP! Easy Way to Prevent Facebook TrackingFacebook surveils everyone's web browsing regardless of whether they have an account or not, as described in this paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1717563TIP! Easy Way to Prevent Facebook Tracking3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A simple way to prevent any packets being sent to or received from Facebook from your hardware is to set up filtering using iptables, a kernel-level firewall. On most GNU and Linux distributions, you can run the following three commands as root:
iptables -A INPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A OUTPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A FORWARD -d facebook.com -j DROP
The URL can be changed for other sites as well if you wish. Eg - for Twitter's "tweet" buttons run the same commands but using platform.twitter.com as the domain to reject. I also recommend adding Facebook's content delivery network: fbcdn.net to the blacklist.
For more documentation on iptables, I recommend the Arch Wiki - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Iptables
Neil ArmstrongApollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface 6 hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. A third member of the mission, Michael Collins, remained alone in lunar orbit until they returned from the surface about 15 hours later. All three astronauts returned to Earth safely after travelling in space for 8 days. and today on August 25,2012 we lost him so in his honor here are a couple of videos.Neil Armstrong3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This one was done back in 2009 for the 40th anniversary of his walk on the moon.
This one is the actual walk on the moon.
Isn't Life a Circus...Gloomy and Silent, Colourful and Loud... Isn't Life a Circus after all...Isn't Life a Circus...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A gift to you...
Hopefully, there will be more like that, I think it's the best way to thank you all...
Venus Transit by scheinbarThe Other Thats You 3 by scheinbar
a passing desire... by kvnvkDon't Feed your Fear by scheinbara passing desire... by kvnvk
Don't Feed your Fear by scheinbarInner deformities by katiousa15Don't Feed your Fear by scheinbar
Used and abandoned by katiousa15Strong relationships by katiousa15Dust in the wind by katiousa15Despair by katiousa15
Followed By Her Memories by ParallelDeviantLandscape With No Return by ParallelDeviantWorld of different dimensions by ParallelDeviantFollowed By Her Memories by ParallelDeviant
Cracked But Not Broken by ParallelDeviantStreams Flow And Memories Fade by ParallelDeviantIn The Shadow Of The Old Tree by ParallelDeviant
Gallery of the invisible woman by chriseastmids:thumb189316531::thumb189388753:Gallery of the invisible woman by chriseastmids
texture-050 by laflaneuseThinker by visionarttexture-050 by laflaneuse
texture-020 by laflaneusetexture-050 by laflaneusetexture-020 by laflaneuse
goddess of late summer fruits - version 2 by creapicformwoman and man 5 by creapicformgoddess of late summer fruits - version 2 by creapicform
ps53 by Campo-Diazps22 by Campo-Diazps48 by Campo-Diazps49 by Campo-Diaz
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 23100+ works to enjoy this month.WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 233 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drapery Study da Vinci by AmBr0:thumb305052689:
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-BehsamInseparable by SandraHultsvedSutileza femenina y gris by JormanComegatoIn home by JormanComegato
Blue Feathers by TheSlaveQueenElizabeth by artbydarrylJared Leto by Andela1998Benedict Cumberbatch by BloodLexy
Bleeding away by BlacleriaSketch Card : SCARF by blessyo4Asian Beauty by HelenePietAdele by Sierra-la
From the shelter of my mind (Tom Hiddleston) by arthawk87Castiel by TalestrissMini Tom by Pencil-Stencil:thumb317733890:
Lunch Time by sharmz:thumb280601855::thumb315825295:
Respect The Models Sign XXL by KiLLERdjay2k15Windows to the world by BloodLexyDon't Pass Me By by Gyllene
Give Peace A Chance by Just-a-LittleDreamerKaiden Hawke by ErinM31Dante DMC3 pen drawing incomplete version by HoshisamaValmor
To A Heart by Before-I-SleepSunset by Nadine-PotCBald Eagle by little--grasshopper
Your Light by ErinM31:thumb315973066:Zhang Ziyi by Gyllene
Pon de replay by Cindy-R07 - Amelie by PreetikaSharmaSketch Card : HOLMES by blessyo4
Benedict Cumberbatch by SecondGoddessStare death in the eye by acjub:thumb313784897:
Imogen by Sierra-laCM: Mitsuki by TiaVonI want sleeep by YouWillBeSurprised
Song Thrush nestling by YouWillBeSurprisedBlonde Bond _complete by 05emort123Johnny Depp by artbydarryl
It's Play Time!! by Darklight-phoenixStudy by phoenix132Drapery Study Durer by AmBr0
05 - O-Ren Ishii by PreetikaSharma:thumb
What Is Blackbox And Why Should I Get It?After taking a look at the screenshots displayed either in my gallery or in :iconblackboxdesktop: 's galleries, a lot of Deviants are asking me what is Blackbox and how (and why) should they use it. And it's a good thing they show interest, because after a period of hibernation, due to many factors (mostly developers dropping out) Blackbox is back with a vengeance.What Is Blackbox And Why Should I Get It?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, Blackbox is a shell for Windows or a window manager for Linux, the styles (themes) being interchangeable between the two platforms, something unique in computing. In this essay I will only talk about the Windows flavor, since it's much more flexible than its Linux counterpart.
What is a shell? Well, it's the dressing over a cake, the clothing over a body, the greenery covering a bush. Every operating system has a shell. The Windows' native shell is Explorer, which is not only a file browser, like most of you may think. Delete Explorer and Windows crash. It's a fine shell, especially in the case of Windows 7, but it's h
Install covergloobus for Ubuntu 12.041. Download from https://launchpad.net/~sausageandeggs/+archive/ppa/+packages - covergloobus_1.7-0~361~precise1.tar.gzInstall covergloobus for Ubuntu 12.043 years ago in Personal More Like This
2. Unpack and go to recipe-1.7
3. In terminal:
sudo apt-get install automake
sudo make install
4. If not work, install python-xlib and python-support
Feature #21 - Beautiful gifts and dedicationsWonderful gifts and dedications that I have received recently ….Feature #21 - Beautiful gifts and dedications2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all so much. I'm honored that you have thought of me.
On to the feature!
Grave by tamaraR Poppy by Sybile by LadySybile Kingdom abandoned souls by blaithiel Summer time by Nataly1st Jua kali by Tammara Diamondize V1 by CorentinChiron Silent by SylwiaS
The Portrait by vampirekingdom A guide for serial killers by Flobelebelebobele Graviton by ErikShoemaker Primordial Soup by gyaban Royal Jewel Nebula by SilEnigmaArts Enchanted forest ~Lady Dragon Series II by RazielMB Wise owl by TammyPhotography Sherpa by babsartcreations
Macro Spotlight Vol.116MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol.1161 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 116
My World On My Head
a place of sunshine
Feature #20 The Truth will free my Soul by LevanaTempest Fish to Water by DesignbyKatt Golden Forest by EnchantedWhispersArt Summer Breeze 2 by WhizzieWhizzer Alma de Cuervo by DenysRoqueDesign Venus Incarnate by SillyJellie Moonlight and Immortality by damilepidus Pavo by KitJoYuki Kannst du bei mir warten, by AnjaMillen Two Moons by maiarcita When Dreams Come True by babsartcreations Attracted to the Swamp by vampirekingdomFeature #202 years ago in Personal More Like This
Siren Song by Aegils Don't Trust Time by BenHammonds Henry Heartgold (Captain Golden Heart) by sharandula Early birds by TammyPhotography Explosive Girl - The Siren's by GabeehSilva Eternal calm by malaladanila Finder of lost loves by robhas1left New visions by Whendell July deviantID by Foxfires The Last Day by RazielMB Kidogo moja by Tammara Color Me Happy by Phatpuppyart-Studios Salvation by BurakUlker One Light in my Soul by Aeternum-Art MUERTE tattoo design by MWeiss-Art
Macro Spotlight Vol. 109MarcosRodriguez'sMacro Spotlight Vol. 1092 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 109
Spider Web Droplets 04
M3052 - Thaw.
Macro-PhotographyWhat's Macro Photography? Technically a Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. For example, if we take a macro of an object wich is 35 mm long, it will cover the whole frame, no matter what size the reproduction, if we are shooting with a Full Frame camera. Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects wich life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I preffer to call those pictures Close-up photograpies.Macro-Photography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is an example of what I'm saying: I shot a measuring tape with my D600, wich is a full frame camera, and my macro lens set at the maximun magnification. As you can see there's exactly 35 mm of the tape.
Example of 1:1 ratio aspect with a full frame camera
What do we need to do Macro Photography? Well, firstly a c
Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3!Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Download it from FractalForums at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=43
In Jesse's own words;
"Please read the textfile in the archive for a short documentation.
If this version does not work with Win2000, i can only say sorry, dunno why!
USE ONLY SAME PROGRAM VERSIONS TO CONTINUE ANIMATIONS OR BIG RENDERINGS DUE TO COLOR OR LIGHTING CHANGES! ALSO FORMULA UPDATES CAN CHANGE RENDERINGS!
What is new in version 1.8:
- New compiler, new look.
- Transparency option in postprocessing, amount of it in object colors.
- Stereo function is more accurate.
- New diffuse map options for object coloring.
- Saving also the internal image buffer along with M3I.
- Addition option for lighting like intensity for all lights and background
image, usage of downscaled background image for ambient color.
- Drag&drop Png files with internal parameters and textfiles with txt pars