SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
Great Old Space Pics of ArtistsGreat Old Space Pics of Artists1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Phenomenon by KennethJensen4312 - Voyager by ZwordArts
Broken Heart by JoeyJazzOutburst by Kaioshenabeona by nisht
Aeon by cosmicboundDistance by danich01Terminal Velocity by Nameless-Designer
Hi there everyone! Happy Saturday for you all... by the way first of all, run to my gallery I posted a new wallpaper yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, the reason I made this features is because I was just looking at someone's favourites and I found a clas
Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real?You may have seen this video wandering around the web but it's quite simply brilliant.Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I won't say much on it as really you need to watch the video. What I will say tho is the video is done by John McWhorter and it has a really beautiful animation.
Click on this link to watch the video.
At the Turn of the TideAs I am now rewriting a few lines for Episode 40, I look back at the last few months and cannot help myself but to issue a smile, complimented by a cheerfully raised eyebrow and a massive discharge of endorphins by my pituitary gland. We have arrived at our mid-season finale with style, if I may say so myself. The path wasn't always easy, one had to endure quite a bit of stress, invest massive amounts of time, handle not only respect and love, but also obsessive hate, ignorance and a plethora of quite colorful misunderstandings, stemming mostly from my willingness to honestly express my opinions, ignoring whether or not they fit into one of the well-defined thought molds available.At the Turn of the Tide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our little endeavor has managed to overcome the loss of interest following BioWare's release of the Extended Cut, when a lot of people decided that "this will do" (which is a very cool thing when you think about it I always emphasize my jealousness aimed towards such an approach). We lost viewers along the
A little story...Wanted to share this story with you guys, and future creators:A little story...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After getting out of a slump, I wanted to share this story of something I went through a few years back. Bit of a read, but thanks for sticking through it
As you know, Comic-Con is arriving and as I prepare for it, I grow more and more anticipated with anxiety/joy in regards to the re-release of Last Man Standing.
As long, challenging, and mind-opening the creation of LMS was, something really stuck with me.
Before I had created LMS, I wanted to work for WETA Workshop. To those that don't know them, they've created props, designs, sets, costumes, and more for The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District-9, Elysium, The Hobbit and many more films.
I was obsessed and inspired with them. The creator, Richard Taylor was always a huge inspiration to me. After viewing supplements on the Extended Editions of The Lord of the Rings DVDS, I knew right there: I HAD TO WORK FOR THEM.
So I al
Anatomy of typographyTYPOGRAPHY SERIES:Anatomy of typography2 years ago in Personal More Like This
01 Anatomy of typography
03 Numeral sets
There have been many images going around the Internet explaining the basic elements of typography but most of these sources are incredibly basic and incomplete. That's why I decided to come up with my own version and be as complete as possible.
I excluded several things like diacritics, the different ligature types, numeral sets etc. to avoid making it look too chaotic but most of the basic elements seem to be there. I will focus on diacritics, ligatures and numeral sets later in this ongoing typography series.
Click on the image below to go to the deviation page so you can comment and/or add it to your favorites and download a zip file including a 2000px wide .jpg and an .ai vector file:
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
One of us, one of us, one of us!As most of you probably know, one of my main ideas for Koobismo.com (a.k.a. my workshop) was to create a simple platform for like-minded people to voice their opinions about many, many things, with a special focus on game stories and storytelling in general. We've recently had a few cool articles and topics you might want to join the discussion on - so allow me to point you in their direction while I write up my newest journal entry, to be published tomorrow (while I, of course, start working on another Marauder Shields ep)... So, here we go:One of us, one of us, one of us!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ownership is the bread and butter of interactive storytelling by An Individual - here: http://www.koobismo.com/2013/07/ownership-is-the-bread-and-butter-of-interactive-storytelling/ - an article about action & consequence ownership, controlling your characters in video games and said ownership's impact on how you perceive the games you're playing.
Game developers under fire by patent troll
Reflections of Life - Giving for NothingIn a world where mostly anything has at least a measurable monetary value and where even us, human beings are valuable or not depending on our skills when we seek for jobs, its difficult, to find any trace of kindness of someone doing something for nothing, and when I mean nothing, I mean actually no reward of any sort that can be tangible; money, objects, materials, or verbal appreciation for what you are doing.Reflections of Life - Giving for Nothing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, it makes sense right?, why would us do something for nothing, its quite worthless, actually, quite stupid...
I am quite happy to acknoledage that this is not my case, and I am sure many people will complain or argue about that, that Im wasting my energy, wasting my potential, wasting my time or my hole life with that attitude.
Art is a great example here to put on top of the table, because we artists, not always but most of the time, make art for the sake of it, because we love it, and do not expect any kind of retribution but you from enjoying what you are seeing. I don
Apophysis Image Rendering & MultithreadingThis article relates to the fractal program "Apophysis" (Apo), but may also be relevant to other image rendering programs.Apophysis Image Rendering & Multithreading8 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Apo, there is a setting in the OPTIONS menu where one can specify the number of rendering "threads" to use. This has a direct impact on the amount of rendering time an image takes to render. If set to OFF, the image will render as if it was using a single CPU. If set to 2 or 4, the image will render in much less time, because it has 2 or 4 CPU cores of which to take advantage.
People who have Intel CPUs, which have hyperthreading (such as some Pentium 4's), can set this option to 2 if they wish (DO NOT use higher than 2).
Don't know how to get an image in here, so here is the screenshot link showing this setting option. http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/46008841/?qo=1&q=by%3Azsteve+in%3Ascraps&qh=sort%3Atime
Hyperthreading (wanky marketing speak), basically means the CPU has "two threads" with which to perform its data processing (sort of like two C
Hello!Back from the dead.Hello!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I've kinda disappeared for a bit, and wanted to write a little journal why I've left Facebook, Twitter and kind of my online persona. If you care to read, down below you will find my reasons. I hope you're well, and will try to post more art soon. Feel free to discuss below your opinions on the matter, and I'll try to reply. My answer goes far beyond "I've just been busy!" and maybe you too will connect with how I've felt:
The other day I received an email from a fellow follower of my work, asking the question of why I left Facebook. Not that everyone should know my daily activities, but if you haven't noticed, a couple of months ago I had deleted my FB in order to focus on my property LMS, as it's shaping up for film, and the next book in the series, LMS: Welcome to America
Now before I continue, this is strictly my opinion. I know people like to get angry online, so if you disagree with it, you have every right to
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets3 years ago in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
Selling cheap tutorials!Hey guys! I know school can be expensive, as well as classes. Well taking a note off what Anthony Jones has done, I've decided to put up cheap and affordable audio-commentated video tutorials for all to buy.Selling cheap tutorials!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you would like me to teach anything specifically, let me know, but for now, enjoy: https://gumroad.com/danluvisiart_1
For Paypal Users: https://danluvisi.selz.com/
Off to Spain for 2 weeks!HeyOff to Spain for 2 weeks!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be on a conference in Spain for 10 days. After that I'm going to spend two more days in Barcelona, just for fun. Any recommendations on places to visit there?
See you guys and gals in two weeks!
I ought to make better use of my premium features as long as I still have them.
Good Morning Vietnam by KuldarLeementOtherworld - crystal cave by firedudewraithAcarien by ourlak Leviathan by GlennClovisThe Golden Temple by presidentindiaProminence by KaiSaundersDevour to Survive by TheDarkRayneRough Draft by vimarkThe Cloud Bearers by ExphrasisContact by ZethrixAmarnath by AkajorkThe Fist by KaioshenCastle matte by ChaosSightArchangel by NeroVIIThe Beginning by Tropfich
I need a huge favor...For those of you that don't know (which most of you don't) my boyfriend and I have been together for over 5 years...online. Thanks to skype we are on webcam everyday and every night, literally we fall asleep with each other (silly right? but sometimes it helps my security issues :/). This past February I finally met him for the very first time, he came up here. He saved up and spent his hard earned money to come see me (and the Swedish House Mafia concert of course!) And I felt like I had fallen in love all over again, it was breathtaking, unbelievable, extraordinary. But unfortunately it only lasted a week. A week of full love and bliss. All good things really do come to an end I guess, or do they? Eventually he went back to Texas, thousands of miles away and it was back to online. That was the hardest few weeks of our lives. Now it's my turn to come see him. But with what money? I have no job...I'm a full time student with over 11k in student loan debt. That's when I found thisI need a huge favor...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Preview of Last Man Standinghttp://conceptartworld.com/?p=23929Preview of Last Man Standing2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gonna be a fun book, check it out. Lots of new stuff in it as well.
Koobismo.com coming 24.01.2013 (with Episode 41)After three weeks of solid work and eight days of almost sleepless nights, I am finally able to make this official announcement: Koobismo.com - the new home of Marauder Shields and other awesome stuff created by yours truly and his team - will have its official opening this Thursday evening, January 24th. Fun will be had, singing may occur, drinks allowed, but due to the virtual nature of the whole shabang, you will have to bring your own. Whether we'll show up in force or in a smaller, more intimate group, Koobismo.com is launching. I'm already wearing a party hat.Koobismo.com coming 24.01.2013 (with Episode 41)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You have no idea how awesome it is to finally say all of that out loud! I promised myself to not make any announcements until I finished the postwork on the last frame of MS Episode 41, just to be sure that no further delays will be encountered on the way (as our regular readers know, I'm known as Koobs the Atrocious Delayer in at least 3 alternative universes, including the one where dolphins took over San
Devious Journal EntryUndoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing `BenHeine.Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist on Fire:
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Wed Jan 18, 2011, 7:00 PM
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romani
Hardcore MEH over Wii-U?As I've said before, one of the things I was looking forward to seeing this E3 was how so-called "hardcore" fanboys will find even more ridiculous ways to dismiss anything Nintendo showcases because they're "too mature" to enjoy something all-age friendly.Hardcore MEH over Wii-U?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Finally Nintendo comes right out and gives pretty much every hardcore gamer exactly what they want, and in return all they get is snarky blog posts, dismissive attitudes, and cries of "foul" if anything casual shows up on the screen. Am I the only one noticing this?
First, hardcore gamers seem to be completely blind when it comes to titles that interest them, instead choosing to bitch and moan about casual games that aren't for their demographic. Listen up, geniuses, if the Kinect and Move haven't opened your eyes up yet, casual gaming is now a viable market whether you like it or not. It's OK to have more than one demographic represented, especially when it's advertising for a brand new console.
Second, the one thing hardcore gamers
My Book is OUT!!My Book is OUT!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So my book is out finally!! YAYAYAYAY!!
David (Other5317) wrote the most epic foreword for it as well!
From the back of the book:
Nikita Gill offers thirty three stories in the form of almost poems, almost fairy tales, and some very real people behind them. Love, hate, passion...forget all you have ever known or learned. For this is not about the art of living. This is about the techniques of survival. (I hope you're proud, Mr. Darwin.)
And it's available right here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/212387
I am so EXCITED!!!
HE FINALLY MADE A TUTORIAL!!!!After an incredible amount of request, I've finally made a tutorial on painting nebulae. I hope you all can run and check it out, maybe learn a thing or two.HE FINALLY MADE A TUTORIAL!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also put up a new picture
Hope you enjoy
Ballistic Expose 11 + Depthcore: PrimalYesterday I got the confirmation that my image "Journey to Shatter Island" is going to be featured in the next Ballistic Expose 11 on pages 170-171. I even got two pages.Ballistic Expose 11 + Depthcore: Primal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm reaallllllly happy about it since I've been trying to get a spot in the prestigious artbook for five years but my submissions were never even shortlisted. It is one of the remaining goals I always wanted to achieve. Now I have to set myself some new ones.
In other news- The Depthcore collective released a new chapter called 'Primal'. I'm in with one image which you may have found in your inbox today:
You can check the full chapter here: http://www.depthcore.com/chapter/primal/
Some features from 'Primal':
My fav artist at the moment.Check out Kuldar Leement's work! KuldarLeementMy fav artist at the moment.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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My new webcomic series coming to The Escapist!If you’re one of the folks that kept a close watch on my time expenditures over the past six months, you might’ve noticed a certain super-secret project popping up now and then, most prominently around Christmas time. I kept it pretty low-profile for a while, mainly not to provide any more evidence that I am an overoptimistic fool that doesn’t know his ass from his forehead – because, seriously, if you’ve been around here for more than a month, you know I’ve provided enough evidence of that already.My new webcomic series coming to The Escapist!1 week ago in Personal More Like This
As of yesterday, though, it seems said super-secret project is finally getting some traction – as in: smiles being issued, handshakes exchanged, pens touching the paper, all the jazz. It’s a definite game-changer for myself — and I really couldn’t wait to, at the very least, tell you guys it’s happening!
And, thusly, without further ado, I’m batshit excited to announce that I shall be working with the awesome fo