Sexy VS SexistIt seems that the gaming world is finally waking up to the fact that women DO actually play video games. They (the gaming industry) are not being mature about it, but the fact that a female perspective and voice is being heard more and more is a very good thing in my books.Sexy VS Sexist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The latest controversy to break out in the video game world has been over niche gaming studio Vanillaware's recent title "Dragon's Crown," and the absurdly sexualized female character of "The Sorceress" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQKCgal1vdw
Some people are, naturally, offended that such a ludicrous character design with no sense of reality or function even exists, while the other side keeps saying "why are we even talking about this?" Both sides are being vocal, but they also seem to be talking past one another. One side seems to want to rid gaming entirely of sexy character designs, while the other seems to think this is some sort of "feminist agenda" and are being sexist in response because they fear having a
A NEW art school- a few thoughtsHey everyone. I've been thinking a lot about art schools and how we learn as artists. So much so, that I'm at the point where I think I want to start an "online art school". Why the quotation marks? Because I'm still not sure if "School" is the right word for this new website I want to create. Without giving out much information because this is all a bit early, I want to talk about the motivations and goals we're trying to address with this future site. I said "we" on purpose. I have a business partner in this and his background is in creating online education (not artistic) schools from the I.T. side of things. Thank goodness also, because I know nothing about that side of things.A NEW art school- a few thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess you could say things started when I wrote my first book, "Creating Characters with Personality". While there are many, many drawings I would love to redraw for that book, I still like that book and get great responses from it because of one thing: the viewpoint I chose on that book was to
New painting Workshop PART 1!OhhHh finally a more polished piece, well you only get to see the first part at leastNew painting Workshop PART 1!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Next part coming later this week, most likely on Thursday, so keep an eye open for it...
Digital Art DDs May 2012 - Part 1Digital Art DDs May 2012 - Part 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
bo name by Nonparanoid
bo name by ~Nonparanoid
(Featured by Negatic, suggested by DeFor)
eagle man by 0BO
eagle man by ~0BO. Wonderful dynamic brush strokes give this piece a very traditional feel. The light is beautiful as well.
(Featured by alicexz, suggested by Exillior)
...until touch the sky by shapesfactory
...until touch the sky, a fantastic con
Absolute logical proof that god doesn't existBear with me, this is kind of complicated:Absolute logical proof that god doesn't exist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A. God is, by definition, illogical.
Therefore B. God can not (and does not) exist.
Wow, mind blowing huh? It's just so involved and complex. And it assumes so many premises! (It assumes one premise) But I assure you, the logic is perfectly valid and irrefutable.
Now, while the logic is perfect and irrefutable, you could possibly argue with the premise (Anybody have a definition of a god that is not illogical? If you do, then please do share.), but provided A, then B. God can not and does not exist. If A. is true, B. is true. If A. is not true, B. may or may not be true.
If you have an alternative definition of a god which isn't illogical, I would:
1. Like to shake your hand. You are a very rare breed: a logical theist. I can count on one hand how many I have met.
2. Be happy to have a civil and logical conversation with you on the matter.
Here are som
This week's recommended gallery 28:icontincek-marincek:This week's recommended gallery 283 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Contest time once again! *cash prizes!* EDITEDIT: EXTENSION TO DEADLINE - MARCH 8thContest time once again! *cash prizes!* EDIT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because it was requested! Good luck and I hope you all get your entries in by then!
Whoops guess I forgot to add some rules??
❀You are allowed to enter as many entries as you'd like, though you can't win more than one place (ex, if your pictures got judged and one won 1st and another won 3rd, you'd only win the prize for first and I would give 3rd to the next runner up sorta thing)
❀Choose whatever method of drawing you would like! You can choose to draw one character, or two in a couple, or all of them together, it is all your choice.
❀ Larger images would be cooler than smaller ones if you wanted it to show up in the PV! (like 100x100px would probably too small for that, but if you don't want your image in the PV, then that size is no problem!)
❀ ART MUST BE 100% YOURS. No bases, no traces. (If you are making an icon set and using your own icon base that you made, that is fine, but the work must
My Minecraft Testificate InfestationIn Minecraft there are these squidward like villagers called Testificates. In a recent update they were given new abilities such as having babies to repopulating a town based on the number of houses there are. Since the requirement for a "house" is simply a room with a roof and a door, I decided to spend my time building a massive city for the Testificates to populate, using a generated village as a starting point.My Minecraft Testificate Infestation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
After building a number of houses, I began noticing the little children running wild and there becoming quite a LOT of villagers. I undertook a huge task of building a BIG open area underground with a couple doors and lights. Because the area was so big, the Testificates began to... um... OVER populate.
These little buggers reproduced the village so fast that I couldn't keep up and soon they were overflowing out of buildings. Mob attacks couldn't keep up with the rate they were repopulating, and the iron golems that kept spawning (for every 15 villager a new one spawns) made
Flintknapping Feature☟ Have A Look Around ☟Flintknapping Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring some of DA's Flintknapping Artists & Photo's
:iconlexlothor: :icondlax1: :iconzeasha: :iconnignag: Danny White 7 by NigNag Danny White 8 by NigNag Danny White 10 by NigNag Danny White 13 by NigNag:iconravenphotography: Flintknapped Necklace by RavenPhotography Flintknapped Art by RavenPhotography Stone Knife by RavenPhotography Flintknapped Art III by RavenPhotography Flintknapped Art V by RavenPhotography :iconmjflinty: Clorox Tribe by mjflinty Fox Ear Point by mjflinty Kirk Point by mjflinty Side-notch by mjflinty Flint Ridge knife by mjflinty :iconallergichobbit: Stone Arrowheads 01 by AllergicHobbit :iconvirus122: Beerbottlepoint by Virus122 practising again by Virus122 ....and now with wire by Virus122 wings of glass by Virus122 :iconharleyslade: huge dovetail spearpoint by harleyslade Bullseye! by harleyslade :iconcanalino: Native Cutlery by Canalino Obsidian Arrowheads by Canalino Corner Notched by Canalino Arrowhead Neclace Pendants by Canalino Native American Compilation by Canalino Arrowhead Necklace by Canalino Obsidian Knife Blade 2 by Canalino :iconmrgo1: Obsidian knives by MartinGollery :iconcynnalia-stock: Flint Knives and Arrowheads by Cynnalia-Stock :icon
Commissions on deviantARTThe deviantART community is full of talented artists and art appreciators willing to pay for custom artwork. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching Commissions on deviantART to all Beta Testers, a feature that connects artists with clients, creating custom artwork in exchange for real earnings.Commissions on deviantART2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Commissions is a Profile Page widget that allows artists to market their talents by advertising what they are available to create. Potential clients can easily send artists a Commission request, which an artist can either accept or reject.
Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.
Generate Real Earnings Through Custom Creations
1. List Commission availability on your profile
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests. These commiss
Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.Lackadaisy - Patreon1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
Ideas for series,( Aldebaran )*ALDEBARAN -Ideas for series,( Aldebaran )*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What was the question you where asked before you where born? What was the riddle you where to solve? How many lifetimes have you been searching, for the answer? In the halls of the giants, in the depths of the earth, in the mists of the riverbank of time, long have you been wandering, learning, perfecting the soul and the skill that will bring you to heaven.
The ancient astronomers gazed at the night sky, pointing to the sword of Orion. Under the flag of sacred knowledge, a kingdom where to conquer the stars.
Walking up the steps to the hall of the giants, burning the sacred torch of universal wisdom. Their golden king, went mad. He´s ego lusted for power and to know the ultimate sacred truth. The Giants set him ablaze and locked him into the depths of the heart of the realm, shackled, a naked god, sleeping awake.
His flesh turned into armor, his eyes turned into sunstone, his heart heavy with sorrow and sin. The naked god, a statue, sealed in his own throne room.
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
UpdatesOkay. I have decided to no longer be doing daily deviantations, because I dontt always have the time to do them everyday. Mainly because if I dont have inspiration, I just draw a random thing, and you dont deserve that. Thanks.Updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One Month until the U.N. Regulates InternetOne month until they regulate the InternetOne Month until the U.N. Regulates Internet3 years ago in Personal More Like This
by Mark Schumacher
Better enjoy Deviant Art while you can.
A U.N.-sponsored conference next month in Dubai will propose new regulations and restrictions for the Internet, which critics say will censor free speech, levy tariffs on e-commerce, and even force companies to clean up their "e-waste" and make gadgets that are better for the environment.
Concerns about the closed-door event have sparked a Wikileaks-style info-leaking site, and led the State Department on Wednesday to file a series of new proposals or tranches seeking to ensure "competition and commercial agreements — and not regulation" as the meeting's main message.
Terry Kramer, the chief U.S. envoy to the conference, says the United States is against sanctions and believes management of the Internet by one central organization goes against free speech.
"[Doing nothing] would not be a terrible outcome at all," Kramer said recently. "We need to avoid suffocating the Internet space th
ZBrush 4r4ZBrush 4r43 years ago in Personal More Like This
The new ZBrush is here! Check out the new features :]
Epic Battle: Paul vs. Paul!Throughout the course of history, epic battles have been waged on fields of grandeur: Thermopylae, Yorktown, Waterloo, Gettysburg, Normandy, Helm's Deep. But last night, the most epic of battles was fought on the most unlikeliest of battlefields: Bloomberg.Epic Battle: Paul vs. Paul!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this corner, the conservative who speaks softly but carries a big stick, following in the footsteps of philosophical giants like Ludwig Von Mises, Fredrick Hayek, and Murrary Rothbard, the David to the Goliath of the Federal ReserveDr. Ron Paul!
And in this corner, an Ivory tower Keynesian ideologue who believes bubbles can fix bubbles, broken windows can create jobs, and alien invasions can stimulate the economyProffesor Paul Krugman!
It's a battle for the ages. Let's get ready to rumble!
VIDEO: Ron Paul owns Paul Krugman on Bloomberg TV
Aw yeah! Shiyit! just got real, yo! Paul and Paul in the hizz-ouse!
You gots to love my boy, Ron Paul: he be all up in
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT #4ADREW HOUARTIST SPOTLIGHT #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Never Ever Forget...Contemplate these photos, taken by :iconhitana87:Never Ever Forget...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SOPA/PIPA Battle Won; Empire Poised To Strike BackThis article and commentary can be found at http://www.dailytech.com/MPAA+Chief+Threatens+Obama+Congress+for+SOPA+Rejection/article23842.htmSOPA/PIPA Battle Won; Empire Poised To Strike Back3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ex-democrat threatens his former Senate colleague
"Don't take us for granted."
That was the message the former Democrat Senator from Connecticut Chris Dodd sent his old Senate colleague -- and now President -- Barack Obama on Thursday in an exclusive Fox News interview.
I. MPAA Threatens SOPA opposers
But Mr. Dodd, now CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, didn't stop there. He went on to threaten his former Congressional colleagues -- both Republican and Democrat -- who together formed the bipartisan resistance that sunk the House's "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) (H.R. 3261) and Senate's "PROTECT IP Act" (PIPA) (S.968).
He [Dodd] comments,
"Candidly, those who count on quote 'Hollywood' for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job i
Download my brushset and learn brush groupingHey everyone, I just put up a new video showing a simple, yet super handy way to categorize and group your brushes in Photoshop. It's especially useful if you have a really big set like me, it makes it really easy to find what you need so you don't have to hunt around constantly. I've also provided a download link to my current set of brushes with the video.Download my brushset and learn brush grouping1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you find the video and brushes useful! I'll upload my set here to deviantART at a later date, so in the mean time, if you wanna grab them, hit the video
.::100 Themes Challenge::.Note:.::100 Themes Challenge::.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
April 26th 2013, I am now 1/4 done! I hit number 25 of 100!
June 21st 2013, I am now 1/2 done! I hit number 50 of 100!
You can use any art form, whether it's drawing, painting, photography, poetry, or prose, or all of the above. Use any one you want, there are no limits.
No, there is no time limit. You can finish it in a day, a week, a month, a year, or whatever. Take as long or as little time as you need.
Most important of all, have fun with it!
I was inspired by GreenUnicornPugs to do it. So check give her a follow and see how she is doing with it!
My goal is to be done by my birthday (July 1st) but we will see how that goes.
If anyone else decides to join in this challenge with me let me know and I will post a link to your '100 themes' journal entry ^^
*Unless otherwise noted most fics are 2012. Some could fall either way though*
AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!http://store.steampowered.com/app/250620/AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
you can also buy it here
8D Game I have had the privilege working on for the last couple of years, is finally out and able to buy! Doing concepts and textures!
Is now out on steam! be sure to check it out if you are planning to buy it 8D
HAve some concepts!
Backers from the kickstarter be sure to check your spamfolder incase an update came there!