Art FearTLDR: You have to give yourself permission to suck.Art Fear2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wrote up a new blog post about the Pokemon stuff I've been doing and grappling with paralyzing art-fear:
I'll probably post some of the pokemans around here soon!
Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!Anatomy Lessons: How to improve faster in 6 steps!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin
Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics.
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format.
First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditi
Japanese 101Konnichiwa Minna san! Watashi wa baka desu! Watashi no shumi wa e wo kaku koto desu! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! （＾Ｏ＾☆♪Japanese 1012 years ago in Personal More Like This
So okay some of you got jellin of my fine japanese language desu ne.
I thought of why not teach my lovely watchers speak japanese?
Okay let's start with the simple one. If you want your sentence to sound like japanese you need to put 'desu' at the end of each sentences. Now before we start using 'desu' let me tell you first what it means. It would be stupid if you're using the word that you don't know right? Okay the word 'desu' comes from the latin word 'Canius Femina' meaning bitch. For example I love you desu (I love you bitch).. Tehehe kidding aside. Okay the meaning of 'desu' is really hard to explain but basically it's a polite modifier or it can also mean " It is ", "Those are" , or "I am." or whatever.
Now that you know the word desu let's use it in a sentence.
Fuck you desu. V(=^･ω･^= )v
The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!Nickelodeon just released 3 new sneak peek photos of The Promise Part 3The Promise Trilogy: Part 3. Oh, Sokka. You can pre-order the final graphic novel here.The Promise Part 3 New Sneak Peek!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Have any of you seen...The old spice general Iroh Gif?Have any of you seen...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It makes me smile so much my face hurts...
Of course if you don't know what the old spice advert is then you should probably watch that, it would probably make more sense that way
I know how hard it is for my fellow shippers atm so I bring you the gift of Gifs!
^^ Above is the General Iroh Old spice gif I warned you about :]
^^ I know that some of you guys won't be Makorra shippers, but I saw this and couldn't help myself, it's just so simply cute <3
Oh also I still need peoples votes for the tagline so hurry up and get creative, I would also love to thank
:iconfloraski: for making the group Icon it's amazing and she is very pretty ^^
That is all for today, I hope it cheers you up a little
Inspiring art, part 03.Okay so it's time to pimp some great art again. Just look at these! They're gorgeous! All of these pieces have given some kind of inspiration to me... They inspire me to draw my own works and I really think there's nothing better than managing to do a piece of art that inspires others.Inspiring art, part 03.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
spiderman by peerroCommission 4 by homopopsDangerous game by mathioleNokipoika by Silppurihope and culture by astronautboysoh he's fine by CoriantenInk Grus grus by MyrntaiLantern by pepperin
THE FALL by Haeym+Louhi+ by TankeroComing Home by Hilmuwhere's my husband. by Keokusleepy january by hae-riWolves ver. 1 by anxiolyticsVultures by deadumsuntitled 7 by nhienan
If you want to see more art that inspir
i believe aang's spirit might be trying totell you something OMG AANG http://fullmetalavatar.tumblr.com/post/24196095272/tiasiandaly-i-believe-aangs-spirit-might-bei believe aang's spirit might be trying to2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ACTA zabije nieodkrytych twórców.Publikuję tutaj list, który wczoraj wysłałam do premiera, w którym przedstawiam swój punkt widzenia na temat ACTA i jego "pomocy artystom". Jednocześnie chciałabym bardzo podziękować pani Hołdysowi za jego genialne poparcie dla projektu. Pan zdażył zdobyć sławę, my nie, ACTA zmniejszy nasze szanse.ACTA zabije nieodkrytych twórców.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drogi Panie Premierze,
Nazywam się Katarzyna, mam niespełna dwadzieścia dwa lata i kiedyś chciałabym zostać pisarką. Pewnie nie przejmie się Pan moim listem, ale chcę to napisać, jako osoba z środowiska twórców jeszcze nieodkrytych, którym ACTA zniszczy szanse na rozwój.
Chciałabym jednocześnie zaznaczyć, że nie popieram działań grupy Anonymous, uważam je za szkodzące naszej sprawie, jaką jest zatrzymanie tej niszczącej twórców ustawy.
W Polsce nie jest dobrze znane
Features for Published WritersOver the past few months, we have had the pleasure of encountering several members who had their writing professionally published in a means that made it possible for others to buy. For a few, we were linked to novels or eBooks on Amazon, Lulu, Barnes and Noble, and other websites.Features for Published Writers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's really a wonderful thing for a writer to get their words out in print. Even for those of you who managed to get your work physically printed through a publishing house, it can be very difficult for an author to gather up a fanbase and receive enough advertising for their writing.
As Writers--club is a group with over ten thousand members, we would like to take a small step toward helping our rising authors.
If you have had your work published where it is available for others to buy online, whether it be as a novel, poetry book, short story, eBook, a work as a part of an anthology, please send a note to the group with a link to where it can be purchased. Anyone who has s
The Lonely Pathby techgnotic/of depthRADIUSThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
House Doodle VideoIf you haven't seen it yet, check out the Video on YoutubeHouse Doodle Video2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 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
Art in Contemplation of Its Own BecomingDuchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously “the artist’s”) and names it “The Fountain”. The most mundane, even off-putting, of objects is transformed by Duchamp into art. He submits it for exhibition and it is rejected. You might say the judges “pissed on” his idea. But the idea was born and persisted. Duchamp insisted the object was art because he as an artist presented it as such. “Conceptual Art” was born.Art in Contemplation of Its Own Becoming3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wed Dec 7, 2011, 7:59 PM
Duchamp finds a discarded urinal. He alters it (by signing a name to it not even his own, but obviously
If I could paint (FEATURE!)Changing of gears for a moment...If I could paint (FEATURE!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the short time I've been here I've managed to fall in love with a few colored pieces...DO CHECK OUT THESE ARTIST'S GALLERIES BECAUSE THEY ARE BEYONDDDDDDD INCREDIBLE (I'm serious...):
(in no particular order)
One of zee coolest:
In love with this:
One of my absolute fav's:
This gal is just inspirational:
And so be this:
The most beautiful colors:
My Dear Vietnam by Cidiene
Nick Drake n Uncle Sam by JamesRickard
Surreal and fabulous:
il gusto by paris76
One of my fav's also:
The Development of Knowledge by LukePoteete
Avian Disco by JosePaez89
Enlightenment by FLYNNESQUE
Untitled by andisart
The Monkey and the Jellyfish by GregoryStephenson
Caught Red-Pawed by michaelelliottfurr
And finallllllly, the color of my soullllllllll:
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS...."The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case." - Chuck CloseTO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck on your projects this year!
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
My photography course at HogwartsUuuugh you guys, my sleep has been so terrible. I woke up out of a pretty entertaining dream, though.My photography course at Hogwarts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was taking a photography class at Hogwarts and Snape was our teacher. I think Ron and Harry might also have been in our class but I never did see them. Our assignment at the time was to get ten outstanding photographs of animals in their natural habitat and he told us we had to roll up our pant-legs and go wading in a swamp full of alligators and poisonous snakes if we hoped to get any good ones. He meant this literally. This was our assignment. (Oh, Snape! )
So I actually did it; I took off my shoes and wandered into the bog, dodging snakes and snapping away. I took so long about it that I missed the start of critique and I sort of ran into Snape with some of my classmates on a bridge while I was headed back to the castle. He was reviewing their photos (and grading ruthlessly, as he does). He saw me and said, "What are you doing? You knew we had critique."
I answered, "Yeah, I kn
The Avengers - ReviewHonestly I don't have much to say other than it's just really awesome. You don't need to have seen Captain America, Iron Man 1 and 2, The Hulk, or Thor to understand what's going on, but it most certainly does help.The Avengers - Review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Avengers is probably one of the most epic movies I have seen since the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter. It's up there. It's not perfect, and some moments seem to drag on a bit (mostly around the middle), but every key moment is accentuated properly, every line delivered in such a way that you don't miss out on what's going on, every action scene composed in a way you aren't confused, and overall the whole thing is just a joy to watch.
What's really fun about this movie is that they don't hold back. Ever. Everything you want to see in a movie about the Avengers is pretty much up on this screen. You wanna see Thor and Iron Man duke it out? You got it! You wanna see an army of aliens attacking a city? Got it. You wanna see Tony Stark deliver hilarious banter aga
Mass Effect TV series revealedBioware loves Mass Effect, they love it dearly. And by proxy, they love its fans.Mass Effect TV series revealed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After that whole Mass Effect 3 "ending" stuff and stuff, Casey Hudson said "We really dug deep into what Mass Effect truly means to us, as fans and developers. After several long and intense creative meetings with the staff, we realized that what the fans really wanted from the future of the franchise --whether they knew it or not-- was not anything to do with the endings, but rather that they really wanted a cartoon series done in the style of an 80s throwback."
EA provided the funds and the means for this series to be put on the fast track, they even have a trailer for us already!
It will bring tears to your eyes.
New article for Muddy ColorsAbout curves ans linesNew article for Muddy Colors2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Korra dancing sistar's "Ma Boy" (K-pop)Are you Ready for this?Korra dancing sistar's "Ma Boy" (K-pop)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think i'm in love now
- By Kwang Il Han of Studio Mir http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luSB7CstoYo
How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)How to design a typeface (Part 2)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Sans serif — Italics & weights
In the previous article of the typography series I presented some of the basic principles of type design and we started designing a geometric sans typeface such as Futura. In this article we will expand that typeface and add italics and alternate weights. Or rather, I will show you how to design italics and briefly present how you can modify your regular weight typeface to create alternate weights rather than having to re-draw the whole letter.
Before we start
If you haven’t read the last article/tutorial but you want participate in this one, you can download a pack of resou
ZUKO IN KORRAThis information is from the 'Welcome to Republic City' game on Nick.ZUKO IN KORRA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Guy's it's official. ZUKO IS ALIVE
And Zuko has a daughter who is now Fire Lord.
Some more information further it says:
three years ago, Zuko turned over the reins of the Fire Nation to his daughter. Officially, he's retired, but unofficially, he still travels the world as an ambassador for world balance.
This statue of Zuko stands in the center of the busy Central City Station, and is a reminder of the many accomplishments that Fire Lord Zuko made while helping build Republic City.
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali