The New DA LogoThe New DA Logo5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Overthought, Underbaked: The Controversial New DA Logo
So, in response to requests for my thoughts on the new DA logo — and being disinclined to type the same response repeatedly — I will lay out my impressions here.
To paraphrase a certain swordsman: "You keep using that logo, but I do not think it conveys what you think it does."
The new logo is certainly clever, and as a designer — setting aside any resemblance to the platzkart.ru logo, accidental or otherwise — one can easily imagine the careful thought that went into its concept and execution, but...
If there is one thing that I took from my schooling in graphic design, it was the importance of clarity: of meaning, of import, of impression. This was true for any work, its composition, it layout, its style — its effective visceral message. Logo design, above all, is go
Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!We're be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on October 21, 2013
Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!
DeviantART's headquarters are located in Hollywood, and we're hosting a deviantMEET in our own backyard!
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Movie Talk: Pacific Rim ReviewAh, yeah, Guillermo Del Toro. To me, his name was always connected to Pan's Labyrinth, being the first Del Toro-movie i ever watched and which was indeed pretty impressive. It was later then when i realised that he also caused Hellboy and other things that would seem unlikely at first but – whatever; this guy got my interest after all and thus it was just a matter of fact that my ears would go all alert when there was news about Pacific Rim. (but before i start the babbling: why even talk about that at all? Well, because i simply love movies. And cinema. And i just watched it. And because i enjoy sharing thoughts. Duh.)Movie Talk: Pacific Rim Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, what's the story.
Somewhen in the near future giant alien creatures emerge from a breach within the depths of the pacific and overrun the coasts. Thus, humanity adapts to the new danger and creates giant robots called Jäger, driven by two humane pilots to fight these critters. The story is introduced by ex-pilot Raleigh Becket off screen and even though the au
Evolution of ArtEvolution of Art6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Gift of Madefire
Foreword by techgnotic
depthRADIUS is pleased and proud to present Liam Sharp as a guest writer and welcome his editorial prowess as our newest contributing writer. Liam is legendary as the sci–fi comic book artist, writer and publisher enfant terrible of Britain, his career having begun with 2000 AD magazine. He went on as artist, scripter and short story writer for publications such Heavy Metal and Vampirella. He started his own publishing company, Mam Tor, to self–publish Sharpenings: the Art of Liam Sharp
Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!We'll be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 30, 2014
Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!
DeviantART and Madefire are teaming up at Comic-Con, and we're hosting a deviantMEET of epic proportions.
The Gaslamp Quarter by AndrewShoemaker
Our first ever deviantMEET in San Diego!
Like any great duo of artistic avengers, deviantART is joining forces with
Thank you so much to everyone!!You guys are so awesome. I still can't believe that there's so amazing people who really wants to help others!!Thank you so much to everyone!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to you I will be able to keep my house for a couple of months more T3T Thank you, srsly!! No wwe made a plan, and we are going to be okay. that couldnt be able if it weren't for your help!
You can't imagine how greateful I am for you all.
Please, for those to donate +40 usd and want the sketch, send me a detailed note with your paypal name and your request!!
I'm sorry I couldn't reply all you yet but I will do it!
So please, don't care anymore about me, ok? Everything is going to be alright! You guys gave me enough strench to go through this hard times. You guys showered me in love and that's something I will never forget. Srsly.
Thank you so much for being such an awesome people. I love you all <3
Same game, New mapMy Dear Denizens,Same game, New map1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am sad to report that I have been greifed nearly ten times. My farm animals have been repeatedly slaughtered, my home ruined over and over again, my chests smashed, and my hard earned items taken. I tried to ride out the continual wave of vandalism and theft, but after one particularly horrific attack I am very sorry to say I lost my patience. In creative mode I removed all traces of my farm, freed the animals I still had left, and moved to Jeff’s hotel.
Sadly, that too was attacked. Though thanks to you, my dear Denizens, I did not see the damage because you had repaired it. This is a burden you should not have to bare, and I am sorry I have not been able to protect you from this.
I could give you excuses here, telling you why I’ve not been better, like how I wasn’t ready to take on the job of running a server, or how I don’t know Command Block code, but the reality is that I have simply tried to ignore
The Battle For Breakfast Is Fought With AdsThe Battle For Breakfast Is Fought With Ads3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Cracked Eggs: The Battle For Breakfast is Fought With Ads
So a funny thing happened on the way to breakfast.
Early risers looking to get a quick, cheap breakfast on the go have, for a long time, favored one option: McDonald’s. The fast food giant’s breakfast is what you might call the stuff of legends. Scientists working for McDonald’s figured out how to put the taste of syrup into a muffin, and how to perfectly replicate the fried
Misty is Ash's only girl (Sorry Serena)Ash has never really showed another girl affection like he has with Misty. There has been plenty of hints in the Pokemon series and I honestly believe that the ONLY reason they brought Serena in the X and Y series is because they want to cause some kind of drama and make fans think, "Damn...is he really going to be with Serena? What about Misty? What will she think?" That is exactly what they want to do. I have a feeling that Misty will show up sooner or later and Ash will probably have to break one of their hearts. My guess is Serena will end up getting her heart broken because Ash didn't even recognize her at first. But with Misty, he keeps her lure with him wherever he goes. Aww!! He even got upset when Dawn tried to take it from him because she wanted to use it. Ash has also mentioned Misty several times since she left. I remember when Ash was talking to Max and he said, "A good friend left me once and I miss her everyday...." Then he quickly caught himself before he gave too muchMisty is Ash's only girl (Sorry Serena)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
From places afar (part 1)Space is vast... not a simple statement. but the vast stretches of empty void between worlds even within systems can seem to stretch forever. The empires of the Ancerious galaxy, foreign, or native. had learned long ago to navigate this dark sea. Building ships of ever increasing size and complexity to cover the vast distances between their worlds and orbital’s. Some however, had better ability to do this then others.From places afar (part 1)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The drakes had carved out their new territory on the edges of the others. And had established their people among the others with vessels that infused the arcane art of magic with the structured fields of Technology.
Their border defenses, as a result, were some of the best in the galaxy. Utilizing both to detect, and deflect hostile ships along its length.
But space, is vast.
The Probing fleet rifted in on the edge of the border, half an orbit or so from the fart
February and Shen =DOhai everyone~~ How goes ? I know you can't reply but I ask anyway suemeFebruary and Shen =D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It has been a month since my last journal, so here is a new one to keep you updated (if any of you care about my life) =w= University is going well so far, and so is art. Now, if I'm motivated enough, I can draw a basic pic in less than 2 hours >:3 And you may have seen that I made my first animation too, so maybe in the future you'll see more elaborate (macro ?) animation from me >B3
About requests, I drew more than half of my list so far ! And good news, the three next ones on my list (for Youkai-chan, MrJackmen and Machiavel ) are for people I have on Skype and I know well, so I suppose I don't have to force myself too much ; I also can ask their opinion and get feedback very quickly with them~
So there are only 2 requests which will be a pain to draw, the two comics I put at the end of my list. The kind of requests which make me want to end my life immediatly ;__; So, here is a question for :icon
Tutorial Tuesday #7Remember, if you like these tutorials, visit the deviation and favourite/comment thereTutorial Tuesday #72 years ago in Personal More Like This
#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6
Pokemon 2000 Deleted Scene (Proof of Pokeshipping)I was browsing the internet and found this! Omg it's a deleted scene from Pokémon The Movie 2000. But it wasn't dubbed over to the American Version of the film. Instead, they cut it out of the movie. Maybe because they didn't want to add to the other obvious Pokeshipping in this film lol. I mean, Misty getting jealous over Melody kissing Ash, the obvious tension while Melody was playing her song and after lol. And when Misty went to save Ash after he fell into the ocean....There were soooo many hints of Pokeshipping in this movie that it's funny that some still deny it. Man, I really wished they dubbed this scenePokemon 2000 Deleted Scene (Proof of Pokeshipping)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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
Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios...Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Drell female officially revealed - Irikah Krios in ME Foundation
Do you remember lieutenant Abrudas from ME:Evolution comic? Yes, that was the first Turian female even shown during the cycle of Mass Effect trilogy.
And now a preview of a new issue of ME: Foundation #12 has appeared... and inside... First official appearance of a Drell Female.
This time they showed Thane's wife that is known to the players through Thane's tales about his past.
So for the time being I'll upload the screens from the preview:
What do you think?
Abrudas was shown several months before Omeda DLC and the official design for Turian females didn't stray far from the comic version.
Maybe that means ME4 will have Drell Females. Who knows. If so, they probably will be similar to Irikah.
Next Online Commission ListThe last online commission list seemed to work pretty well, so I will start another one for sept 28th's weekend.Next Online Commission List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This list opens 2012/09/28 00:01 hundred hours CST
That time stamp will help me automatically sort the commission list order.
All email to firstname.lastname@example.org should have
as the subject so I can organize it.
Include the description, reference images and links to reference pictures in that email.
(Please use image reference whenever possible. It really helps if I can see it.)
For example, when I read, "This character has really soft luxurious boots." I sometimes, just sometimes, I get excited, rush straight into drawing without reading the "ts." part.
The paypal message should have the email address of the commission description message so I can link the two messages in my folder.
As before, the commissions are inked on 8.5x11 110 lb vellum.
The price is 50$ per character.
Note, that my pens and materials are suited for detail work in comics. If you go past 5 cha
Fear's Rising Pt. 4Gasping, Shaw felt himself being released from Phobos grasp and into the hand of Naga’s true form. Worn out from his attack on the Draconian of fear, but none the less relieved to be free from the Feeding that the Red drake had performed on him. Slowly he got to his Knees, resting his weight on his hands, his shoulders shaking as he breathed in short pants.Fear's Rising Pt. 41 year ago in Personal More Like This
Naga had leveled out his claw to allow Shaw to balance.
"I suppose this is for the best anyway, Nagaetros. The least I could do for this ‘charity’ that you have given me." Phobos said as he turned his attention to jester's corpse. "I see you used that traitor to free me..."
"I thought you would enjoy the irony, Phobos. Just as I thought you would enjoy this-" Naga turned phobos to where the cultists had gathered in a line, their hands placed over their hearts in loyalty. "The makings of your new court. They have sampled your power, brother, and have sworn their loyalty to serve you however you wish at my demand. Th
Episode 000: IncursionOur incursion into the galaxy Ancerious is running smoothly. The accelerated harvesting of the system Fallous has been surprisingly effective, and I can recommend applying the method for future situations. General A'eloya Zeltey Marnov only needed to think this for his addressee to hear him - as the guiding intelligence of his people, mere thoughts were all that the Combine needed to "hear," and the only thing he bothered communicating to it.Episode 000: Incursion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And the Combine replied almost instantly, as it always did. Ancerious is proving a useful testing ground. We may well employ it to test new weapons and technologies. The voice of the Combine can not be effectively described. The Combine has no voice, not even to the Ostech that have continuously "heard" it all their lives. The words weren't spoken, nor seemingly communicated at all - they were simply there in the Ostech minds, flowing in so smoothly to seem like natural thoughts to an Ostech. This is the way that the voice of the Com
How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)How to design a typeface (Part 1)2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Roman
In this article/tutorial I will show you how to design a typeface. I will cover the basics and show you how to design advanced letters as well. There is so much I can talk about though, so if people like this article I might expand on this with future articles and get more into detail. I will only cover the design though, so you will have to research how to do the spacing and programming and turn your typeface into a usable font—or wait until I might do an article on that as well, but I don’t have such an article planned anytime soon.
What will we design?
I will first show you how to design some basic letters for a geometric sans typeface like Futura, because it utilizes geometric shapes, which is always my starting point for every typeface regardless of style. O
Why guns?I'm sure many of my fellow dA armorers have experienced that sideways glance you get when you show a friend your gallery full of fictional weapons...like they're wondering if they should call the police and warn them of a potential mass shooter, though they're confused because you don't seem like a violent person.Why guns?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, that's because we're NOT violent people, at least not most of us. If we would only draw a space marine blowing the head off of an alien, that would be cool; but, somehow, drawing the gun by itself is disturbing to many... It makes no sense to me.
Maybe it's because I have more of an eye for the technical than the organic, and guns are more fun to draw than power tools. Maybe I like the functionality of the things. Maybe it's because I spent a great deal of my childhood playing first-person shooters.
Whatever the reason, I draw guns...and I mean you no harm.
GoGetaRoomie Fundraiser!Hey guys! Jojo (the comic manager&wizard) and I are doing this little fundraiser to help us get a better start with the whole comics biz. It also encourages me to (most probably certainly) draw this comic full-time, meaning 5 updates a week, on week days.GoGetaRoomie Fundraiser!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's simple, donate whatever amount you wish to, and once we reach 100$, it's an extra Roomie update in the week. We're doing great so far, but if you want to add your own Roomie love, click here for more info!
Featured Arts: The Realm of FantasyPlease support the artworks of these artists. I hope you enjoy this.Featured Arts: The Realm of Fantasy2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Fantasy art is a genre of art that depicts magical or other supernatural themes, ideas, creatures and settings. While there is some overlap with science fiction, horror and other speculative fiction art, there are unique elements not generally found in other forms of speculative fiction art. Fantasy art is strongly linked to fantasy fiction. Indeed fantasy art pieces are often intended to represent specific characters or scenes from works of fantasy literature.