Features+updatessup guys, hope you're doing well!Features+updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
haven't made a feature journal in some months, so let's roll with a feature
awesome textures from other artists
wonderful works done with my textures
The Witch and the Shadow Horse by Andaelentari
Voodoo Child Doll II Version 1 by HeveinFifteen Stories by kimsol
The Agony Of Defeat by astrangeallureBullying by annewipfSerenity by PhoenixalThor
sensitivity by Ann-S-KThe touch of Time by MariaBilinskiThe knight by olivegbgBisbigliando by AlessiaPelonzi
You Reminded Me of Me by kallielefDoomfaring by FyrreaUntitled. by NiGhT-sTaLkEr13
344 by MozolewskiMichalsomething_gold_can_stay by moscaliovamTatiana by apalkin
Moss by merkero
Awesome Art XHi everyone!Awesome Art X1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How are you all? I'm good so far. At the moment I'm taking every opportunity I get of exploring different cities in Germany and going on texture hunts. This weekend I will be in Mainz, next week I'll be in Berlin for the third time this year and at the end of the month I will be visiting my old home town Vienna, Austria. When I'm not travelling around like a lunatic, I am still eager to explore art within this community and oh, let me tell you, what I have come across the past few weeks blew my mind. I am not wasting any more words, here are my features for this month:
Apparition by PriestofTerror Baroque: Candle by luka-basyrov-art
The Art Feature 14.2Hi everyone!The Art Feature 14.21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you're enjoying the temperature these days, if you are blessed with springy weather and lots of sunshine like I am Not only am I enjoying the weather but the city, as I moved to Berlin two days ago. I've found a pretty great place for sublease, but I can only stay until the beginning of April - until then I must find my own apartment. Especially here in Berlin, looking for a place is a very complicated proposition, so fingers crossed I'll find a place in time! Aside from that I can tell you that Sirius-sdz and I have already been on our first texture hunt since I've moved here - and it's been so awesome! There's just so much to discover and you'll see all the results eventually Now for a different kind of discovery: Art!
Using my stock: best of Autumn 2014Here is a selection of the best pictures done with my stock at Autumn 2014 (from the end of September to the end of December). I hope you'll like them and fave these wonderful artists.Using my stock: best of Autumn 20142 months ago in Personal More Like This
Etude-maison by Le-Lanterneur visitor by beyzayildirim77 Autumn girl by annemaria48 Fairy Limetree by vaniapaiva Alice's Book Story - dheean by dheean
street... by mirandaarts Thirst by beyzayildirim77 It's time to move by SoulcolorsArt Found The Baby Dragons Without Mamma Dino 1 by annemaria48 Death's Kiss by Bansheeda
Don't Breathe (Sin City tribute) by Rowye Dream, dream, dream, dream by carlosmaximus carnival fish by beyzayildirim77 Don't Breathe by Rowye Orchestral Suite by carlosmaximus
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.
Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute
The legends were true?!Geek culture has many myths and legends, ranging from fabled disks and cassettes containing unreleased sequels of beloved games to Easter Eggs found only within the code of early versions of certain titles.The legends were true?!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The most well known of these legends, the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, The Excalibur of Geek mythology, is that of the lost E.T. Cartridges – arguably the worst video game in history - buried somewhere in the New Mexico desert.
Now, they’ve been hiding unwanted stuff out in the deserts of America as far back as 1923. When filming finished on Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, they worked out it’d be cheaper to just bury the set than dismantle it. This lent the E.T. Cart legend a little credibility, but even I was skeptical of anything ever being found….
….my word, Indy! My word!
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
brain upgrade!Hey folks! Pleasantries! And Happy New Year!brain upgrade!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, let's get down with the boogie, then.
As you know, and as I've SAID (for far too long), I've been having designs on expanding outside of deviantart with "Bomango"--building its own site, trying to make a go of things with a great big narrative, getting into making books, Pablo plushies, all of that good stuff.
Well, after ages of my ambitions resulting in me just getting distracted and drawing more stuff, there's finally some direction with all of this. It's clear after years of experience that I can't be arsed to organize more than panels and balloons, and if this zeppelin is ever going to make it off the ground, it needs a co-pilot.
And it so happens that I've acquired one. I'll let him introduce himself:
"Hi, my name is Levi (taxes, not jeans). For almost a year now, I've been in contact with Van. A few days ago, Van invited me to join Team Bomango.
The Great Games Drought of 2014I don’t know whether it’s because games were faster to produce through the 90s or if it was simply because, as a kid, you CAN’T buy every game you want to play, but there always seemed to be something new on the shelves back in the day. You could never walk into a game store, look at the shelves and find nothing of interest.The Great Games Drought of 20148 months ago in Personal More Like This
That’s what it’s like at the moment, though.
Over the last few years, I have become used to there being a couple of months where there are no new game releases (of any note, at least – there’s always plenty of chaff), but 2014 seems to be the worst it's ever been. You can go into a game store, look at the shelves and actually think “I’ve played everything”.
As a gamer, this is kinda depressing. More so given that there’s nothing on the horizon that I’m looking forward to. Most of the “Next-Gen” games are being released on Current-Gen machines, so there doesn’t seem to be a poi
To All Aspiring Artists Out There........http://vimeo.com/85040589To All Aspiring Artists Out There........1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So often, I get people asking for my secrets, praying to some god to give them what I have, asking me for my Photoshop brushes, joking that I must have sold my soul to Satan, that I must be cheating somehow, asking what programs I use in hopes that there is some magic "art button."
I'm sorry but...... No.
There are no secrets. No god and no devil had anything to do with it. There are no magic Photoshop brushes. There is no magic art button. There are no magic programs that will do the work for you. You can get Poser- some of the images that come out of it are lovely and if that makes you happy, fine. But if you want to do more than play with 3D paper dolls, to make your own art, to realize the wildest imaginings of your dreams exactly how you see them....
THERE. ARE. NO. SHORTCUTS.
Do you know how I got here?
Lots of it. Maybe I have some inborn talent? I don't know. But really, it's mostly WORK. You want to get good at something? Want it more tha
Yaaaay~DivineError and I have been together for 8 years now. I’ve seen him through a collapsed lung, a near death car accident, PTSD, and an appendectomy. We’ve moved 5 times and started our own company. (well, the company is his, but I get to make the graphics) He’s helped me through many rough patches and always makes me feel safe and comfortable, even if he doesn't always realize it. He makes me laugh on a daily basis and is the silliest person I know. I can’t imagine how hellish life would be without him.Yaaaay~2 months ago in Personal More Like This
the crowd sourced"Why buy the cow when you can log in to a dairy-affiliated website and browse milk for free? I mean, seriously, livestock prices being what they are, not to mention food costs, waste management, and the prospect of buying into the imminently unsustainable ethos of raising large animals for foodstuffs in a world increasingly strained for resources, in addition to the questionable ethics of...you know what? It's all going the way of insects. Much more long-term in the livestock business. They mature and reproduce rapidly, you get all your proteins, you've only to get past the roadblock of choking down a fistful of crickets with a side of toast each morning. Cows won't do it, put your money on bugs, mate."the crowd sourced5 months ago in Personal More Like This
-Old Chinese Proverb
So, when last we met, a few things have happened in this gallery. Well, not many things, but it feels like a lot, so bear with me here.
My last journal entry breached th
Back up your files, kids.The very first company I worked for was Climax (not to be confused with Climax Entertainment, which made things like Landstalker) where I was a very, very green peon for a couple of years during the development of the action RPG Sudeki.Back up your files, kids.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
They hired me out of college with the intention of training me up in Maya and putting me to work as a cheap, 3D modeller. Unfortunately, I was crap at that, so they let me do concept art instead.
With Sudeki recently re-released via Steam, I thought I’d dig out some of the art that I had drawn for the game.
Now, there are two types of digital data storage: those that have failed and those that are going to fail. The one and only CD that my Sudeki concept art was on appears to be, well, f**ked. Borked beyond recovery. Unless I put it on a flash drive that I’ve forgotten about, it’s probably gone for good.
I’m not too broken up about it. The work I did back then was hideous. I’d only just started using ph
Wimpiest 'storm' ever.Let's assess the damage England sustained from the dreaded "storm" that hit last night: the rail network has been disrupted (which doesn't take a storm to do. Leaves on the line is usually enough) and a tree fell over.Wimpiest 'storm' ever.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
However will we cope?
I think the British media look at genuinely dangerous parts of the world with envy. It must be boring for them working in the UK. We have no dangerous animals (the newspapers have been trying to cause panic over the False Widow. The least scary spider in the world), you're never more than a few miles from a road, so there is no wilderness to get lost in (you have to be dumb enough to climb a Scottish mountain in mid-winter in order to die in the "wild"), there are no active fault lines to cause major earthquakes or tsunami, you can drink the tap water without worry and our weather doesn't require special preparations to deal with, only causing trouble for people devoid of common sense.
The only thing "dangerous" here are the people.
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742Creativity is addictive.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when
Winter's Heat (updated yet again!)Jordan Haro (aka DeadTom22) :iconBard71: and Sandra Espinoza have done it again, this time with an old favorite arc of the gallery. (Now with part 4!)Winter's Heat (updated yet again!)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
(from and and and and )
Enjoy, and see you later!
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
Remember RememberPeople across the pond often explain Britain's "Bonfire Night"/"Guy Fawkes Night" as the UK's version of their July 4th celebration.Remember Remember1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Penchant for detonating sparking, explody things aside, they're not at all similar.
One is about a nation celebrating its independence (or the defeat of alien invaders, depending how strong your grip is on reality) the other is basically a nation trolling terrorists, rubbing their faces in failure.
That the thwarting of the November 5th gunpowder plot is remembered is arguably one of the two reasons why the Brits are universally unafraid of terrorism (the second being that Fair Blighty has faced down the largest war machines the world has ever seen. A random yahoo that wants to blow himself up is an irritant by comparison). You leave the nations of the UK alone and they fight among themselves in a 600mile long drunken brawl. However, if an outside force so much as prods them with a stick in a manner that they find remotely unpleasant, they unify
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
''You do not understand Russia''If I don’t understand something, I try my hardest to learn more about it. Thanks to the internet, that’s easier than ever and leaves people very little excuse to remain wholly ignorant on a subject.''You do not understand Russia''1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve only posted a handful of images and journals voicing my increasing unease at recent Russian behaviour on the world stage, but within the comments section of each have been very lengthy debates and arguments.
A popular response from the Russian side of things tends to be “You just don’t understand Russia”. They just love saying that, but they never try to explain it, even when you flat out ask them to:
SO, with the heartfelt belief that the more people talk, the more ideas and concepts you share, the better the world becomes:
“You just don’t understand Russia”
“Then explain it to us until we do.”
Italian Masters of HorrorItalian Masters of Horror5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Italian Masters of Horror
Zombie by liliesformary
Giallo is Italian for yellow… and Horror
In the wake of the real life horrors meted out on Italians during World War II, brutalized by Mussolini and then by Nazi occupation and then having their country used as one great battleground chessboard between Nazis and the invading U.S. and Allied forces, there was for a long time little appetite for horror in movies. It wasn’t until 1956 that the first genuine horror film (a vampire story) was produced and released. It bombed, soundly rejected by the public. The film would be of little note
The Cleanser, Day OneFor a long time I've wrestled with a lot of unhealthy life choices. By "wrestled", though, I sort of mean that I fretted about them but assumed I'd have some bolt of inspiration somewhere in the indeterminate future that would change me completely into a better person. Which isn't completely wrong as an assumption, as long as you take into account that the "bolt of inspiration" usually comes along in the form of sudden, crushing medical bills or terminal illness, or both, and "better person" sometimes means being fondly remembered at your funeral rather than as a healthy, functioning, LIVING organism.The Cleanser, Day One2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But I guess I did have a little bit of revelation recently, and unlike previous times when I brushed off the idea of change as "too hard to be bothered with", for some reason this time it seemed...doable.
Without giving too much boring, confessional history, I'm kind of a drinking man. The first thing an alcoholic will probably do is assure you they're not an alcoholic, and even so, I wou
Cheap Points and Paypal Commisshes Open [3 Slots]Cheap Points and Paypal Commisshes Open [3 Slots]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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