Thoughts on SatireI’m not posting so much work these days but I’m putting more time into it. This seems to be paying off; “The Desecration of Adam” went down much better than expected. I’ve had a hard time keeping up due to limited net access but I’m still amazed at the response. Some suggestions have been interesting – ADeviantRogue thought the picture would be improved if my Adam was holding a handful of money while TheRizz and DedHampster thought a less sinister clown would be more appropriate. I’m sure more talented artists could take these ideas further but I think I’ve done enough and have no urge to draw cherubs again.Thoughts on Satire9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Any piece so widely viewed is going to get negative feedback and some of it’s been justified. I was too hard on Michelangelo, though I was only criticising one small aspect of his work and have great admiration for the rest. As I explained to one viewer ancient Hebrew mythology describes cherubs as awe-inspiring cre
Point and Art Giveaways for Feedback! [Closed]CLOSED. BONUS PRIZES STILL OPEN.Point and Art Giveaways for Feedback! [Closed]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello Everyone ^.^ I've decided to hold another giveaway event! Every Friday (from February 15th to March 29th), I will use random.org to pick a winner. If there is not more than 5 new comments/critiques that week, that week will be skipped. You may win more than once.
I will be giving away 10 a week. This is not including the Bonus Prizes (which are listed at the end of this journal)
In order to enter, you MUST do BOTH of the following (or you will not be entered):
1. Add this journal to your favorites.
2. Leave me Feedback on any of the art in my gallery, either in the form of Comment or Critique. (Only one comment or critique is required for you to enter)
For a Comment, as a minimum, you MUST cover the two following criteria to qualify for the giveaway:
1. Tell me what you liked/disliked about the artwork as a whole.
2. Tell me one thing in/about the artwork that you think that could use some improvement, and w
SSBB White Peach Dress - How it was madeSSBB White Peach Dress - How it was made3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This journal explains how I made this dress on a tight, college student budget! I originally wrote this up for :icondelirix:. I thought it might be nice if I made it into a journal so maybe more Peach fans that want to cosplay could see it. This was only my fourth "official" cosplay ever, so I don't think that it takes too much talent to make - just lots and lots of time! I hand sew all my cosplays, so you might have to adjust parts if you're using a sewing machine.
~ History ~
This costume is biased on Princess Peach's alternative white dress costume in the game Super Smash Brother's Brawl. This dress in Brawl was heavily influenced by the Super Mario Adventures comic and Paper Mario 3, in both of which Peach is put into a wedding dress and is almost forced to marry Bowser. Some people al
Skyrim Mod ListJust in case anyone is interested at all, this is a list of the current mods I have running. A lot of these are simple immersion mods, added to enhance effects and make the world more realistic.Skyrim Mod List2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DLC I have Installed
Dragonborn - Don’t really care for this one so far. Just hasn’t peaked my interest yet.
Dawnguard - I’m REALLY enjoying this one, although as you’ll see it’s necessitated that I add some mods to help keep it from breaking my game.
Hearthfires - I enjoyed this one too. Very relaxing and fun to hunt the world for resources to build your own homes, marry, and adopt children.
Birds - Adds extra birds flying around the world.
Enhanced Wetness and Puddles - This is a work in progress mod that makes puddles appear in towns when it’s raining. They’ll grow to a specific size then shrink to nothing when the rain stops. Just giving the world a little bit more realism. Unfortunately it’
What's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantARTArt on the RiseWhat's Hot (Beta): Trending Artwork on deviantART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is a bustling and active community, and with the high volume of artwork submitted on any given day, it can be easy to miss something. In fact, it's common for artwork to go viral across the Web or get a spike of traffic days, months, or even years after it was originally submitted.
Our new “What’s Hot” browse mode surfaces artwork that’s receiving a recent increase in exposure, regardless of when it was submitted.
A New Way To Surface Artwork
We often see artwork gain a lot of attention across the Web (after being shared on blogs, social sites, etc.), but by the time this recognition occurs, our search engines don't consider it when displaying recently "Popular" deviations. The new "What’s Hot" mode is built to celebrate these surges of exposure.
What's Hot vs. Popular
The content of the “What’s Hot” page uses an algorithm that reflects what artwork has recently garnered attention, regardless of when it was subm
Tristan's (Art) Book TipsSo the last few years the thing that has helped my art the most (apart from doing a lot of studies from life, photos and whatnot) are books!Tristan's (Art) Book Tips2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I felt that I might share some of my favourites for any of you that love learning about art/those of you that study a lot.
"Color and Light - A Guide for the Realist Painter" by James Gurney. Probably one of the best books to get when you've started to study values/color theory. I've learned sooo much from it and I still open it up now and again to refresh my memory. I take a lot of notes in my sketchbook and a big chunk of them are from when I've read this book. I highly recommend it.
Anything by Andrew Loomis or George Bridgman... Don't think I need to explain why. My favourite book between them is "Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life". Just an excellent book to learn how you draw the human figure.
"The Human Figure" by John H Vanderpoel. A small book that has ben a huge help for me when it comes to understand
How I became an artistI just posted up a long (and I mean LONG) post on how I became an artist, including about 150 images made over the last 12 years. It's a comprehensive look at how I got to where I am today. Go here to read it now: https://medium.com/noahbradley/how-i-became-an-artist-4390c6b6656cHow I became an artist3 months ago in Personal More Like This
On the Merits of DeviantArtSo my story with DeviantArt is that a long time ago, I had another account. And it was a lot of fun! I felt that being in an online (read: no- or low-pressure) community of fellow artists and writers really inspired me, and that there was a lot of artsy stuff going on that pushed me to keep doing what I do, and more, to get better at it. It was pretty great.On the Merits of DeviantArt3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Then I went to college (mistake! just kidding. sort of), and I met some folks, and they were all like "Oh, haha, DeviantArt, that's all just angsty middle-schoolers and porn. Real artists don't put their art up there." And anyway, I was super busy, and so I between the pressure not to be on DA and the pressure to be in so many other places, I sorta faded away for awhile.
And then I came back! But when I came back, during the summer after my Junior year, three years had passed, and I had changed a lot. In college I studied political science, and my head was (and is, perhaps) filled to the brim w
I'm hosting a 1500 points GIVEAWAY~! (CLOSED)I'm hosting a 1500 points GIVEAWAY~! (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello guys~ So I'm hosting a points giveaway now, there will be some rules, make sure that you read it~! :iconigetit-plz:
-I will pick 3 winners using Random.org, each one gets 500
-If there are more than 300 deviants join there will be 4 winners. :iconchitandaahplz:
-The giveaway starts on February 12th, ends on March 29th
Only my watchers can join. (Yes~ Watch me XD)
Add this journal to your favourites. (It will be your number too)
Make a journal/poll in your profile about this giveaway, link back this journal.
Title: [Something about the giveaway.]
koffeelam is hosting a points giveaway. [link]
After those 3 steps, come back and leave a comment with a link of the journal/poll. Easy peasy~
You can only use 1 account to join, I'm so sorry but to prevent spam, you must be deviant for 2 months+ :iconmisakisighplz:
After the gener
The Bombshell that is Skyward Sword HylianAs I write this, the constant state of shock I've been in all day still hasn't subsided even a tiny bit.The Bombshell that is Skyward Sword Hylian4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me tell you all a little story.
When I first heard about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, to be quite honest my expectations hadn't been too high. I still clung onto my favourite titles, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. This idea that a game predated those didn't sit well.
During time in Germany last year, I was able to attend the GamesCom in Cologne and test play Skyward Sword for a total of ten minutes. It consisted of running around a closed off section of Faron woods with the Beetle as a test item. I was ecstatic. Link could sprint in a console game again! Those ten minutes felt like seconds, and I was finally looking forward to the game with a new found love.
Time since then was slow. Very slow. Soon, the release date came upon us. My problem was that I didn't have a Wii. The release date came and went. December, the day after Black Friday, my mother informs me that sh
anxietyFirst of all.. I didn't expect to gain so much appreciation over this piece.anxiety3 years ago in Personal More Like This
From all over people have expressed how they feel about it. People have gone into large detail on what they like about this.
I want to talk about anxiety in general and how the image came about.
3 years ago I was hit hard by the disorder. It was so bad I got suicidal at points. Not the attention starving kind. Seriously contemplating it. Life was hell.
To someone who hasn't experienced it. I'll try and describe it from my own experience and point of view.
At any random point in the day I can get these attacks. During these attacks I'm overwhelmed with the feeling of imminent death. No rational thinking can erase the thought or feeling. Imagine having a gun held to your head. And you know it's going to go off. You just don't know when. That's what happens when I experience an attack.
I get these daily.
I hide it well from people around me. By just walking away. Or keeping to myself a lot.
How did this affect my
It really means a lot to me!Thank you very much, all my fellow deviant-artists who watches my work and shares a fave with me, and also for all who comes to my page! It really helps me to keep up with enthusiasm for art, helps me evolve and develop my skills. Without you I could never be the person I become now. Thank you!It really means a lot to me!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Super Mario bros Z reboot intro!Super Mario bros Z reboot intro!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
Lora Zombie in NYCEyes On Walls Presents and exclusive interview with Lora Zombie filmed around her "Blue Bird Lobotomy" show in November of 2012 in New York City.Lora Zombie in NYC3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Je Suis Charlie HebdoJe Suis Charlie Hebdo9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
Mac RantJust a small rant to say I'm not really a happy Apple customer anymore.Mac Rant4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm still going to stay on Mac because I find it more reliable and practical for the use I do of it but I'm definitely going to stop recommending it to friends >>
Everything was perfectly fine under their previous OS "Leopard", until they had to create the Lion OS which I don't like at all.
Basically I find it extremely greedy in resources compared to its predecessor for no noticeable improvements whatsoever except for some gimmicky features. With an upgrade to 8 GO RAM from 4 GO in my previous Mac I see little difference simply because it has Lion running on it. Lion has also a number of bugs and problems, like a very irritating random connection drop.
There is apparently a lot of people experiencing it and from what I have seen on various forums, nobody seem to quite know how to solve it. Apple released a patch a few days ago that was supposed to fix the problem but it certainly didn't for
Collection: Rise from the DeadCollection: Rise from the Dead9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
EMERGENCY COMMISSIONSLONG STORY SHORT, my rent has gone up to the point where I can no longer afford it while being unemployed, I've already applied to several local businesses here in the surrounding area of Center City Philadelphia, but it doesn't look like anything will go through for at least a couple of weeks if at all, which means I am highly desperate for a source of income at this point in timeEMERGENCY COMMISSIONS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS IS WHERE YOU LOVELY PEOPLE COME IN <3
I'm starting $10 lineart commissions
I'm open to drawing any type of request you may have including but not limited to fanart, original characters, anthros, objects, and fonts/logo designs
May also consider doing icon/avatar commissions for the same price as well, if interested please send a note and feel free to ask me any questions you might have about this offer or whatever else is on your mind <3
IntroductionsHi, I'm Roger.Introductions4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a mathematician, and I write algorithms for dA.
I'm pretty good at making beer. Beer has all kinds of vitamins and minerals, is a pleasure to make (it's a group activity, usually), but mostly, it's just good for the soul to have an ale at the end of the day. If you're used to drinking light beer, or just don't like beer at all, try a Flanders red ale. It's a Flemish ale, and is totally different from anything else on the planet...at a minimum, you'll have tasted something few others have.
I'm also a fan of classical music. If you haven't ever listened to classical music, go listen to Beethoven's Waldstein sonata. It doesn't come at you all at once like modern pop music, but gets into you bit by bit. It's no less engaging that more modern music, but it is a commitment, to be sure.
Dead HorizonsA new short story i am currently working on will be submitted soon! I can't wait to unveil it!Dead Horizons3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Origami Online StoreNews: I opened an Etsy store. And I will be selling some of my most popular models there.New Origami Online Store3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As of now, these are the listed models
And a Facebook Page, for all the latest news
EXTRA CREDIT - Psst, Konami Code... @3@ ENGLISH…EXTRA CREDIT - Psst, Konami Code... @3@3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys and girls, while you're in Disney's official site of the movie, click on the box.
Once There... insert the infamous Konami Code and enjoy the magic
Oigan chicos, mientras naveguen por el Sitio Oficial de Disney de la película, hagan click en la caja que dice .
Una vez allí... inserten el famoso Código Konamiy disfruten de la magia
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryIntroducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Create and search for art using your mind
Introducing thoughtART Technology
A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
What is thoughtART?
It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology be