Lexus IS Design ContestLexus IS Design Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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Submission Deadline: August 12, 2013
At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
Show us your vision of the ultimate 2014 Lexus IS. You could see it come to life in the form of an actual
The Sci-Fi Paintings of Alex KimI came across Alex Kim (~FotoN-3) a while ago and was blown away by his work. He's built up an audience on deviantART, but I'm surprised that his works haven't gotten even more attention than they already have. I just love his style. So beautiful!The Sci-Fi Paintings of Alex Kim3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleI recently read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, and I totally recommend it to anyone who has to deal with people for a living. (so just about everyone)How to Win Friends and Influence People4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The short version of the book is: Be polite and empathetic towards everyone you meet, and show a genuine interest in them. Avoid arguments and be very sensitive and understanding when trying to change someone’s mind. Admit it when you’re wrong. Remember that people are emotional creatures, and that they’re motivated by their own pride and desires more than anything else. Make people feel appreciated and important.
Although the book is mainly set in the context of business transactions, I think it’s quite useful in just about any type of relationship, and I’ve been figuring out a lot of the lessons on my own over the years while dealing with people online.
Here’s some of my favorite quotes from the book:
“Remember that the people you are talking to
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!MY VERY FAVORITE!NATURAL PUNK! NEW VIDEO!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
LORA ZOMBIE ON FACEBOOK
OH RAGE OH DISPAIRThis is probably going to end up being a big wall of who-gives-a-fuck, but I REALLY need to get a few things off my chest and then I'll get back to work, I swear. This will probably be very disorganized and contain mean and inciteful shit, so read it or don't. I don't care.OH RAGE OH DISPAIR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are things that I like about interacting with others and also a great deal of things that I absolutely hate - like having to bite my tongue for the sake of being polite. If I can't tell someone that they're doing something that's fucking pissing me off without some weird disproportionate reaction, I can at least let it out here so that it doesn't fester into a mental illness. I meditate, yeah, but it takes years of training to be able to do the Vulcan thing and express my emotions internally. That, and THAT'S FUCKING UNNATURAL. So here we go, if you're okay with possibly having your day ruined, go ahead and read on, but don't say I didn't
New World OrderThough the pseudorganic silicaceous lithotechnology of previous eras is lost in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the mighty Aztec still dominate central Mesoamerica from their floating island city of Tenochtitlan. Embellishing on the frightful zoomorphic creations of the vanquished warrior Toltec, the Mexica have spawned a terrifying realm of living demigods where feathered serpent dragons--and countless less-describable abominations forged in imitation of myth and legend--produce and gather the blood required to feed the seething synthetic deities at the heart of the Empire.New World Order2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the Yucatan rainforest to the east, the Maya lords of Tikal wage a perpetual twilight guerrilla insurgency against the savage tlatoani with armies of fanatical warrior priests clad in insectile biomecha. Meanwhile, their coastal cousins have already begun an inexorable process of self-modification as they expand into the unexploited tropical marine realm of the Caribbean shallows with anemone- and coral-polyp-based bi
What is art?There's a lot of deviations on the front page that I check out just so I can read the comments.What is art?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of users seem to think they can define what is art and what isn't, and this never fails to infuriate me.
Have these people ever been to any art galleries? A lot of popular modern art looks like it's been drawn by 5 year olds in 5 minutes, while classical art all looks exactly the same. Maybe they should go visit some museums and start shouting "not art, herp derp" until they get thrown out.
If stuff you don't like makes the front page, it means there's an audience for that sort of stuff, in which case you should be blaming DeviantArt's user base rather than insulting the artists. Funnily enough, unoriginal Pokemon and Pony crap doesn't get as much hate as a lot of nude stuff. I wonder why. (*coughpersonalinsecuritiescough*)
Wikipedia's definition of art is: "Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and aff
Keep it Hush HushUPDATE: http://www.friscoisd.org/ly/news/LibertypostsecretsMarch12.htmKeep it Hush Hush3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here's the story:
Apparently a week or so ago, our school's broadcasting team sent index cards to every student on campus asking them to write down a personal secret (NO NAMES!). I didn't take part in this activity as I was in a clinical setting.
Today, we walked into school to discover the main-hall window. In the center was a twitter-like "post" asking the students what their secret was, with about 100 of the index cards taped around it.
Most of them were depressing (i.e. 'I was disowned.' 'I watched my grandmother die.' etc.) and some were happy.
I was taken by a simple card that read "I am gay."
I felt the need to reach out to this person, but as there were no names on the index cards, that would be impossible.
During lunch, I got a sticky-note and wrote the message:
"PRIDE is not a sin in love."
and stuck it on the index card.
Class ended and as I walked to my next class, I passed by the window.
The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'The Riddick 'Rule the Dark Fan Art Contest'2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
18+ US Only
Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013 At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon,
Digitally Delicious: February 12thDream Deer by sherrae78Digitally Delicious: February 12th1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
little girl 2 by SansaXIX
Elemental Lord by Changinghand
In the walls... by AndyKluthe
Sleep... by DigitalCutti
~ Oasis City ~ by ChristianGerth
The Fish by Noldofinve
Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff
Zeros Blaze by EnferDeHell
The Shaman sketch... by Phobs
Snake dragon by antilous
Naruto 635.... Kishi....don't you dare...Oro all like ....Naruto 635.... Kishi....don't you dare...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to karin...who i'm pretty confused about right now...
Sasuke is like....
Naruto is like....
and Sai think to himself...
what are you doing.....
*Looks at last panel*
from an artist perspective....
best panel of the chapter.....
sorry for not being doing the reviews these last few weeks...
put I did some drawings in return so ya know...
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
Your character's deadDoes anybody want their OC drawn dead? Trying to find things to draw.Your character's dead2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also if you have time please vote for my shirt design: http://thrdl.es/~/2cN0
The Last of UsThe Last of Us10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
"No matter what, you keep finding something to fight for." -Joel, The Last of Us
"The Last of Us" #2 - Dark Horse Cover by JulianTotinoTedesco
The Last Of Us by NickatNite89the last of us by MACCOLAThe Last of Us Ellie by feavre
the Last of Us - Clicker by thomaswievegg The Last of Us! (for beginning readers) by DrFaustusAU
Joel-The Last Of Us by 8Bpencil
Last of Us by SimonWeanerThe Last Of Us by felitomkinson
The Last of Us by dust-bite
The Last of Us Ellie by Haychel
Ellie - The Last of us by mannequin-atelier
The Last of Us - Endure and Survive by literacysuks1
Adventure Time x The Last of Us by GavinSpencer
Joel by blargberriesLast of Us Fanart| Older Ellie by RyomaNinja <
Alright, you wanted it.At the demands of people, I've decided to post all 16 chapters of the novel I found. The novel is unfinished, so I'm warning you that it ends on a cliffhanger. It's also got many heavy themes.Alright, you wanted it.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Chapter 1: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-1-449806526
Chapter 2: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-2-449846602
Chapter 3: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-3-449868971 (Violence, strong language, trigger territory)
Chapter 4: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-4-449871633 (Violence, trigger territory)
Chapter 5: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-5-449877629 (trigger territory)
Chapter 6: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-6-449879512
Chapter 7: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-7-449882636
Chapter 8: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Little-Cassie-Chapter-8-449885361 (trigger territory)
Chapter 9: ht
Nature Salvation OST. New Track///Nature Salvation OST. New Track///3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Get ready for the Apocalypse, babyGet ready for the Apocalypse, baby2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So according to the timezone where I live, we just reached THE FATAL DAY, OH GAWD
But don't worry peeps! >:3 Imma save aaaall of you right now. I'll head butt the meteorite, seal the poorly fucked volcanos, pimp slap eventual zombies and kick the arse of whatever else dares bother our little planet today. Stay quietly at home and savor your tea, beer, partner, all what you want; Nono takes care of everything.
Oh well. Just in case something happens to me during that little cleaning routine, just know that I love you, folks! :'3
It isn't one more apocalypse which is going to scare me.
BRING IT ON NAO, PUNK ASS BITCH!
RIP Hans R. GigerRIP Hans R. Giger9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Giger's biomechanics were that visual hook that caught me into painting on my own - at first I started with pure plagiarism, but that helped me evolved my art, the high standard and unbriddled imagination that denotes his works. It's weird to feel gratitude to a person you've never met, but that's what transpired.
I rarely feel saddened by the deaths of people I don't know, but if I ever had an artist to aspire to, an idol, H.R. Giger was one of them. The world of surreal and sci-fi art has lost an outstanding visionary. On the other hand, it was a life worth living.
Feminism is not a dirty wordGotta get this off my chest :iconwhywouldffffplz:Feminism is not a dirty word7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The above photo was linked to from this article that I read a few weeks ago. I really don't want to make my Journal into a political soapbox, but this has been bugging me nonstop for weeks and I feel I have to say something.
I like this dude. I really do, I like that he's taking a stand for what he thinks is right, but...that little sign isn't sending the message Guy was going for :I
This may just be my interpretation, but...when I first read that sign, it gave me the impression of "it takes a strong woman to tell us men what to do". Unbeknownst to Guy, he's putting down half the world's population, by making the claim that they don't, and possibly can't, know any better, unless guided by a strong woman who does. Circumstantial evidence tells me Guy is fighting for the caus
A GIFT FROM ME TO YOUhttp://img0.liveinternet.ru/images/attach/c/5/3970/3970473_sprite198.swfA GIFT FROM ME TO YOU1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HAVE FUN YOU GUYS
I DONATE POINTSCHECK MY DONATION POOL TO SEE IF I AM CURRENTLY DONATING. Currently closed because I am holding a contest.I DONATE POINTS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would be super grateful if you checked out my gallery. I had to remove the "Newest Deviations" and "Favorites" widgets from my page because the donation pool is my top priority, since I mainly dedicate this account to donating points now.
PLEASE do not advertise on my page. If you want to showcase your point deals, go here: http://points-happy.deviantart.com/
If you want points, follow these steps:
Fave this journal so that other people who want points can see it.
Give a llama to at least three of the featured deviants, and me.
Watch at least three of the featured deviants, and me.
Comment here, NOT ON MY PROFILE, telling me WHO you watched and llamad, WHY you need the points and HOW MANY points you have.
You need to have a donation pool.
Please be polite. Don't say "done points plz" because aside from the bad grammar i
Christians are FOOLS!!Christianity is for FOOLSChristians are FOOLS!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How many times have you had someone here at dA say that you are a fool? As a matter of fact, if they do... say, yes I am Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”