Keep Calm and Carry OnTony DiTerlizzi once told me that to become successful you just need to keep working. Even if it seems like nothing is coming from your hard work, you just need to keep doing it anyway. If you're persistent and keep at it long enough, eventually people will notice you and you will get somewhere. It's advice that resonated with me quite powerfully, and since college I've always taken the attitude of just doing what I love, with the faith that it will eventually pay off. I've had my ups and downs over the years, but in many respects his advice has been true. The following are examples of things I am grateful for, that would never have happened had I ever given up. This is not a complete list, or in any specific order. It's just a few highlights of special things that have happened to me that I will always remember fondly.Keep Calm and Carry On2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tunnel Runner was a game for the Atari 2600. It had the unfortunate timing to come out right around the big video game crash of 1983, so sales of t
Seattle deviantMEET Wrap-Up!The Emerald City gave a warm welcome to its deviantART green brethren on Saturday, March 23, with one of the most successful deviantMEETs in history! With over 400 attendees, this event was the second largest deviantMEET ever, and the day couldn't have been more perfect. The Pratt Fine Arts Center had the honor of not only hosting the event but instructing the group on some awesome artistic techniques. More on that later.Seattle deviantMEET Wrap-Up!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Heidi, danlev, ewm and I arrived a bit early to witness the magic of this room...
...turning into a full house!
Photo credit: ewm
The gathering kicked off with deviants mixing and mingling with one another, meeting artists with similar interests. At 1 PM, the screenprinting tutorials began, led by instructors from Pratt. We were surprised to see that our friends at Pratt even created a special screen containing a deviantART logo for attendees to use in their design!
Photo credit: ewm
While we were ner
FEATURE 4Random from my favesFEATURE 42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cats I've known #1 by JulianasGrandmaIt's a Beautiful Day by catch---22
Utah 3 by JCCJ756Windows by lovezenThe Dancing Butterflies by ArtBYbeverlyIndiaah by simplysuhas
:thumb334718484:.: Just Passing Through :. by AdARDurdenyellow2 by ltiana355Two Orange roses by Heidi-V-Art
:thumb303662220:Morning Tide by catch---22Autumn-Red by PJohnnyVigilance by JocelyneR
Two...Steppin' by Trippy4UCenter of the World by Hermetic-WingsNYC by xAccidentalArtistxWhite Chrysanthemum by DanaAnderson
Blue Avenue by Trippy4UThe Gathering by MagicBlancheiSee by Trippy4Upurple beuty by Zlata-Petal
Cure For Optimism by anaPhenixBetter Together by TeaPhotographySilence by AkvilejaOn the Edges of Kanlidivane by Hermetic-Wings
Eine Katze by sponqi08Carousel-3 by Balisongman07bay sunset by Zlata-PetalPostcard from Erg Chebbi 04 by JACAC
dA is Not Selling Your Works to Third PartydA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party Royalty FreedA is Not Selling Your Works to Third Party9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hot Topic selling artist's works without permission
A Tumblr post has been circulating, where Hot Topic is selling artist's works as T-shirts in their store, including popular fan art without the artist's permission, deviant artists included. It caught on wildfire when one user linked to deviantART's Submission Policy, stating users gave permission to dA by agreeing to their Terms of Service thereby allowing dA to sell it to third party royalty free.
This is false and inaccurate!
"We appreciate the rallying of the community around the rights of this artist. Rights and ownership of artwork are an important cause which
.how am i feeling? well today.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i'm a phoenix, doc, here get me
an ash tray i'll show you
and please i just wanna sleep
like lena does, i got a brain
like a ten ton weight
(and i'm still holding what's dead because no one else can carry it, and i can't get into bed until i find somewhere to bury it)
Contest*shrug* I feel like doing a contest xD hah so um, yah xDContest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I really enjoy involving my friends and fans in my Games, videos and ideas, sooooo, this one will be related to the middle ground (my game)
the rules are simple,
All you have to do is Draw the Three fake guards oooor The Fake Guards Battle Mode heh xD
here are some pics of them:
The Fake guards:
pretty much their design is just, blue guard has a blue gem, red guard a red-pink one, and green guard has a green one. xD
pretty simple, eh? xD
the battle guard(s) look like this: three arms in the front, two in the back xD hah and their ears have holes xD hah
soo yah xD
This will be a quick contest x) Have fun! Try to not put your own characters in your entry, sorry <:"C It might lessen your chances of
A rantI've noticed this on the internet for a while, but only in the past 3 years or so has it really exploded.A rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Why do people online feel the need to be "marginalized" or "oppressed"? There's this overwhelming current of "I'm special, I'm different than the rest, pay attention to me." This is present in fandoms, blogging, and social media in general. It's like being disadvantaged has suddenly become a thing that people want. It makes no sense to me.
For example, "bronies". Don't get me wrong, I think MLP is great, and I'm a pretty big fan. But I don't call myself a "brony". I don't wrap my identity up in the fact that I watch a cute show. I'm not "breaking societal norms" or "being oppressed by others" because I watch a damn show. It doesn't define me. I've seen bronies online talk about "coming out" to their family and friends about being a brony, and equating it to the struggles of LGBT people's "coming out". This is extremely offensive, whiny, and reeks of privilege.
i've found my inner passionafter years and years of planning and working hard to figure out exactly what i will be doing my ENTIRE life working...i've found my inner passion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i have finally, finally found my inner passion.
i'm going to be
the garbage man.
my soul radiates with a fiery love for garbage.
no other sensation like dumping heaps of waste have i ever experienced before
i know it is my true destiny.
A warning against same-sex 'parenting'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDLkqJ3777sA warning against same-sex 'parenting'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When it comes to parenting, genders do matter. And I'll say why:
Children are not only one of the greatest gifts from God, they are also the heart of marriage. It is important for them to be trained in the right direction, the way of the Lord. The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6 "Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it." But in today's world, they are forced to watch this horror happening in their lifetime, just like what happened to that little boy who got sexually abused by the two homosexual 'dads'. (http://christiannews.net/2013/07/06/homosexual-sentenced-to-40-years-in-prison-after-offering-son-to-international-pedophile-ring/ )
At worse, they are being taught that this sodomy practice is okay, when clearly it's not. Its abnormal, and this false teaching will lead children to Hell. And each child deserves a mother and a father, and gay parenting de
Don't Drink the Turpentine!Hello folks! I've been meaning to discuss this topic here for a while, but I always forget! Well, this blog's topic is about dunDUNDUUUUN studio safety! Now I know, I know, the majority of you, myself included, don't have a private studio to work out of. Your studio may be you livingroom, bedroom, basement, or garage, but there are definitely precautions to be aware of while you're madly creating art. Note: none of this information is here to scare you or deter you from making whatever art you like, it's simply here to help you develop safe studio practices.So let's get started shall we?Don't Drink the Turpentine!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This part is specific to those of you who use traditional materials to make your artwork. The supplies we use today are much MUCH safer than those the old master's used, but there are still chemicals and materials you need to be aware of for your own health and well being (as well as those around you). I'll list the materials by
Applejack is a Vine-Chopping Double-Airplane.Applejack is a Vine-Chopping Double-Airplane.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Think for a second about the nearly impossible amount of strength it would take to cut a living vine the thickness of a small tree with something as dull as a window without being able to build any momentum.
Alright, let’s do this.
Applejack exerted a certain amount of psi onto a large vine and broke it. How much psi can Applejack generate without a sweat?
We’ll work in SI units in this exercise.
One pascal (SI unit of pressure) is N / m^2
N = newtons of force applied
m^2 = meters squared where pressure is applied.
Let’s first find how many pascals the windowframe first exerts on the vine because of gravity.
N = 9.8 (the gravitational pull of the earth).
A dull window would have a large area exerting force, compared to a sharp, small edge. Various window measurements from Hom
Repentance"Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God's judgment when you do the same things? Or are you unaware of his rich kindness, forbearance, and patience, that it is God's kindness that leads you to repent? Romans 2:3-4Repentance2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is God's goodness, His love for you and His kindness that leads you to repentance. The word used in the new testament for repentance is usually a greek word that means "to change your mind". In this case here this verse is talking about having a change of mind about God. It is God's kindness, not judgement, that leads people to change their mind.
Some people might say that to be repentant is to be very sorry about bad things that you have done and make the decision that you will stop doing those bad things from this moment on. Or some may say that repentance is to give up something bad and proclaim that from now on you will turn away from this thing. But is feeling sorry what God wants you to do? Does God want you to decide to turn
Grieving Nation...When Will You Repent?But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost (2 Corinthians 4:3).Grieving Nation...When Will You Repent?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I believe we all know about the disaster that happened in Connecticut. My heart is aching. Twenty babies (kindergartners) were killed by a heartless murderer who took his own life afterwards...as if he could escape God's wrath. This tragedy has got to be a new low for mass murderers. However, the innocent deaths of babies is nothing new. We live in a nation whereas abortion is as common as the common cold. I recently read that most women who abort are being taught to use denial as a remedy to fight the guilt of abortion. If abortion was so fine, then there wouldn't be any guilt. If a person feels no remorse for murdering another human, then that person is being taught to be heartless and that the life of others is not worth anything. What can we expect to see in this nation when we constantly continue to offend the Lord? Did not the word of God say, "16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea,
Monthly Artist Feature - DouglasRamseyMonthly Artist Feature with :iconDouglasRamsey:Monthly Artist Feature - DouglasRamsey7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Each month we would like to feature one of the many gifted Christian artists in christians. Our artist of the month is DouglasRamsey. In a world where traditional painters are a rare breed, Douglas Ramsey's Biblical paintings are like a breath of fresh air. His motivation and humility are an example to all of us who desire to serve God with our art. We hope that you enjoy reading his thoughts.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to do this interview! First we would like to ask, How did you get started and why did you come to love art?
I started drawing when I was about three years old, like everybody. As far back as I can remember people have complimented me on my drawing ability, although looking at those early drawings today, I’m not sure exactly why. They seem like the kind of stuff you’d expect from any child. Anyway, I heard it o
The Truth About HomosexualityPLEASE READ ALL!!!!The Truth About Homosexuality2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First of all....
What is homosexuality? According to the Oxford Dictionaries website, homosexuality is defined as "involving or characterized by sexual attraction between people of same sex." The question may be asked, however, if this is truly all there is to it. Could it be than just "attraction between people of same sex"? Could it be a sin?
Where did it all start? Is homosexuality something that just started in our present age?
Homosexuality is not something that has just started happening recently in the past hundred years. It started with the one thing that separates God and man, sin. Homosexuality was present when sin entered the world, just like every other sin. Records of homosexuality go back to the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, which scholars estimate to have been around 3100 B.C. These two cities were as the borders of Canaan, as they were well watered places (Genesis 10:19, 13:10) before both cities were destroyed with fire and brimstone.
Quieren dibujar mejor? Aqui mis consejos Cansados de dibujar practicar e ir a escuelas de dibujo? acabas de leer esto con la vos de un comercial en televisión? pos yo te voy a dar MIS consejos para poder lograr algo en tus garabatos, y espero que lo que logres sea algo mas que garabatos. Este es mi primer journal explicando consejos y esas cosas XD, yo solo daré consejos no soy profesional ni que otra cosa mas, yo solo dibujo por hobby y listo , varios me preguntaron de como hacia pa dibujar, ademas de decir "no me sale :c" cuando ni si quiera intentan nada XD , por eso decidí hacer un journal "explicativo" de como guiarse a la hora de dibujar...Quieren dibujar mejor? Aqui mis consejos1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1.- No digas que no te sale dibujar y no seas negativo hacia eso :v, ya se que no te conformas de como dibujas y piensas que la vida apesta , pos asi te sentiras el resto de l a vida si no logras una mejoría , y para lograr la mejoria, necesitas la practica para ello.
2.- Como hago mi propio estil
I am going to change my usernametoI am going to change my username3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Drawing in the Stone Age / Digital AwakeningRemember when artwork didnt happen on computers?Drawing in the Stone Age / Digital Awakening2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember when ART was just between you and paper?
Remember when you had to color with pencil crayons and markers?
cuz how the f else will it get colored
Remember when you didnt have a scanner?
Remember when finally got one? (or access to your friend's one?)
Remember when you didnt know what Photoshop was?
Remember when you didn't know what LAYERS were?
Remember when you didn't know what MULTIPLY WAS?!?! AKUAWKAUW
oh man layer styles you wonderful sumbitches
Remember when you found out you could post art on the internet?
Remember when you had to color with a mouse cuz no one told you wacom existed?
Remember when you tried to use a tablet the first time and it looked like a 2nd grader drew it?
Remember when you finally GOT ONE and it took you months to get as good as your own damn self on paper?
Remember when you realized you didn't need Burn and Dodge anymore?
Remember when you finally
Exposing 'tolerant' demons:VIDEO INCLUDED"Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels." ~ Luke 9:23-26Exposing 'tolerant' demons:VIDEO INCLUDED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is to no surprise that the world is accepting all manner of sin without even minding its consequences. Be it lust, stealing, homosexuality, adultery, bestiality, fornication, divorce, murder, profanity, lying, pride, rebellion, self-indulgence, bisexuality, abortion, masturbation, rape, hypocrisy, deceit, transgender, suicide, polygamy, greed, gossip, and so on. And unfortunately it is even happening in today's
Small RantUhg I'm so tired of seeing artists under selling themselves cause there's cheap asses out there who seem to have no sense of value.Small Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To artists: Don't undersell yourself. If you spend hours on a picture for someone who only paid you $5... stop. Seriously you under selling yourself just to get a commission shouldn't happen. I understand that you might think you're not popular enough to get tons of commissions so you think that if you sell them for really cheap people will buy them, but who cares! If you spend 4 hours on a picture worth $5 you've essentially paid your commissioner with your life. You might as well open up requests! Charge what your art is worth!! You not only hurt yourself but everyone else. The reason you have to sell your art for chump change is because everyone else is selling it for chump change. Also, why are you drawing primarily for money anyway? It's not exactly a good job. Heck most of us don't even make minimum wage ((myself included)), so what a rewardin
SJW (Social Justice Warrior) and how to crush themOne of the clear signs of a ProgSheep (aka “Zero sum game kind of Leftist”) being pushed into a corner, knowing that it’s at the end of its rope, is that its mental faculties will start to melt down completely and it will start to lash out in ever more angry and insane ways.SJW (Social Justice Warrior) and how to crush them2 months ago in Personal More Like This
A perfect example would be the Social Justice Warrior variant of the ProgSheepspecies and their antics as of late.
Beset by an overwhelming (and sadly, often unjustified) sense of lack of worth, they’ve devoted their lives to making sure that nobody else is enjoying themselves either.
Like any other ProgSheep subculture, they simply cannot stand anybody doing something they enjoy, because their happiness is a constant reminder of how utterly bereft of joy their own lives are, just as they cannot bear the thought of anybody being successful as that serves as a painful reminder of just how spectacularly they have failed to achieve anything of value themselves.
Thus they constantly strive
Artisan Craft Features #16Welcome to a new artisan crafts newsletter, sorry they've been sporadic lately I will make my best to make them weekly from now on. If there's anything that you want me to advertise please don't hesitate to contact me!Artisan Craft Features #162 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It is Artisan Crafts Month at ArtHistoryProject! If you would like to submit an article there's still time to sign up, go ahead it's so much fun! Here's the articles so far:
Welcome to Artisan Crafts!
Meet the Artisan Crafts GalleryAn Easy Wire-Wrapping TutorialFriday Interviews: cakecrumbsPapercuttingsArt Clay JewelryFood as ArtFriday Interviews: FoldedWildernessHow to Make a Viking Dress
A little bit broken. Again.Sigh. Can I just tell you guys how annoyed I am with this whole wrist thing? I picked up a pillow (a frikkin PILLOW) yesterday and felt like my wrist had broken in half. It's been feeling great for weeks now so this just came out of the blue. I haven't really done much sculpting, taking it easy on the wrist and all, so I really wasn't expecting such an intense relapse! Needless to say I am really bummed out and super frustrated. Of course this would happen right after I've just taken a month's worth of commissions. At least the topper I was working on was nearly finished when I broke myself. I was able to carefully finish that up at least before I took the day off.A little bit broken. Again.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not quite as bad today but I'll be taking it really slowly and carefully with sculpting for a while, so some commissions might take longer to get to now. I'm also going out of town for the week of August 19-26, which somehow I totally spaced, so that is also going to push commissions back a bit. Existing ones near the e
AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!http://store.steampowered.com/app/250620/AMONG THE SLEEP Officially release!8 months 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!