A Faggot's View on Gay Art(WARNING: I will be using art off of deviantart itself as examples, if you stumble upon your art here and would like me to remove it, please, let me know)A Faggot's View on Gay Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I began having many a deep conversation with a buddy of mine, and I brought to light an issue of mine, my lack of satisfaction with a majority of art with homosexual themes. And I've come to my conclusion after quite a bit of thinking. It's dull, it's objectifying, and it tends to be more for shock value then authentic.
Let's begin with the idea of it's dullness. This is more my view, and the rest being why it's dull to me.
Art like this, for example, I fail to find sexy, or even empowering. Not only does it hit too close to the uncanny valley (a concept that was introduced in robotics; that the more realistic something is, the more it creates various emotions in a person, however there's a point between fake and real where realistic is actually creepier then unrealistic) for my comfort, but it's objectifying, look at
.and goddess,.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
this isn't something i can
sweat or starve out of me,
i'll have to write and it will
see i've often thought about
placing my head in the pestle
and mortar, i wonder if i could
grind out the hell inside, become
a red pulp on the worktop, and
even the oven keeps tutting at me,
it's so easy, just open the door
stick your hand in, feel his forked
tongue on your palm,
orange lover, you
and it's true
that the dead are never really
silent, they grunt and they groan
in their damp soil sheets,
toss and turn over
(fill the bath with water, and just drop me in it)
When Science and Magic Switch PlacesI started a conversation with Artikano about the relationship between gender and Mysticism and Magic, and it really got me inspired to explore something openly.When Science and Magic Switch Places3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What happens when the function of Magic and Science switch places?
Because I really think it's happening.
... Let me explain. First by quoting a scientist. Then by quoting an anime.
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" - Sir Isaac Newton
"Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost." -FullMetal Alchemist
In the world as we know it, there is this rule of balance that is in every aspect of life. Call it Karma or Homeostasis, this rule cannot be broken. There are those, however, who would try to break it. This is called cheating, and it elicits both intensely negative and positive responses when it is seen.
It's what happens when someone robs a bank.
Or, it's what happens when someone wins th
Draw this 2Y old image again!Update:Draw this 2Y old image again!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The challenge ends in around 10 hours
Due to the big positive feedback by over 80 artists among you who showed their interest to participate in an art contest where the Challenge is to re-draw an around 2 year old deviation, this will be done.
The deviation has to be 20-28 months old ( June 2011-January 2012) and contest entries have to use the Draw This Again Meme of course!
The contest starts right now and will endure for 6 weeks which means it ends on Friday the 1st November 12PM
Allowed are all kinds of deviations, if drew a small dog, or a video game character or a nude woman, or original characters or a comic etc. it is all allowed as long as the image is around 2 years old.
Recent draw this again meme deviations can NOT be used, they have to be done for this contest.
There will be a public poll to determine 5 winners, i will also geta jury of 3-5 artists together who would jude the re-drawings in addition to the public poll.
This is meant as a challen
The Plushies Around the World Project (PAWP)!!Hey Plushkateers!!The Plushies Around the World Project (PAWP)!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Looking for a project for the summer? Read on!
This is now the THIRD year PAWP has been running, and it is all thanks to our friend BunnyStark
For this project to work, you need to know every rule by heart! So make sure you take the time to read everything
What is PAWP?
PAWP is a fun and exciting way to make new friends, improve sewing skills and get souveniers from places we may never visit!!
By making a small plushie to send to other Plushie-Database members from around the globe, to collect flags from their countries or states!!
What do I need to do?
Make a small plushie. No bigger than a postcard and as flat as possible, to save money on Postage and Packaging!!
To participate in PAWP, you MUST submit a picture of your PAWP plush to the PAWP folder in the gallery so no 'illegal' plushies are sent and so others know what they will be recieving.
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
Minecraft Maps PlugI occasionally make Minecraft maps in my downtime. Just for fun, I thought i'd plug some of them here. Download and enjoy!Minecraft Maps Plug3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Night Raiders http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/night-raiders---v10/
One world is lush and filled with trees. One world is desolate and full of stone. They are separated by a series of doors that only open at night. The goal of the map is to sneak into your opponents world and steal the valuable resources you need to level up your armor and win! Up to 12 players.
Two identical worlds are joined by a sun door. After 15 minutes, the door will open and the worlds will be connected. During that time you have to gather as many emeralds as you can to trade with the testificate traders. Doing so will earn you valuable items like diamond swords and armor. Level up and kill the opposing team!
Sky Block Battle Royal http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/sky-block-battle-arena/
4 players are te
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 Infestation4 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
Monthly Food Challenge - VeggiesThe random winner is...Monthly Food Challenge - Veggies2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The random winner should receive the 3 month premium membership within a few days.
Monthly Food Challenge
A three month premium membership will be randomly drawn from the members that participate in the challenge.
Theme of the month: Veggies
Eat your veggies! No, not really but the goal this month is to make them with clay, please don't eat those.
**If any of these rules are ignored, you will be disqualified from winning the prize**
Participants have to be members of #semi-sweetiesSubmissions must be entirely made by you (no bought canes or molds).
Only new work is acceptedItems must be primarily made of clayUnlimited submissions as long as it fits the themeYou must write somewhere in the artist comment box that thi
OMG!! page 3 dubbed!!!i just got a note from Omahdon that he and few of his friends gathered together to make a dubbing of page 3 of my comic.OMG!! page 3 dubbed!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i... really have no words.. its so amazing!! the tone of the doctors voice is awesome and the voicing overall is perfectly done, with emotional accents and everything.
im honoured to to have such amazing fans. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
i am grinning the whole day like a crazy person. i even have tears in my eyes.
go and see the link!!!
oh! i thought i would also include information on the voice actors here:
Amber Lee Connors
CHANCES ARECHANCES ARE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently I've been thinking about drawing in general and what it means to me.
A certain old hag who paid a visit also helped, like in every good story. She asked me what I liked to do in my life. I told her my passion was drawing. The old hag replied that that was a hobby and asked again what I wanted to do. The little frog tried to explain that a passion is not a hobby at all.
Passion is not something that "makes us feel good when we do it", that would admittedly be a hobby.
Passion is something that makes us feel bad when we don't do it.
Physically bad. You can have love, money and health, but if you don't follow what your passion bids you to do you can never be happy. And, as egotistical as that will sound, if you don't at least try to be happy in your life, I'm not even sure if that life would be worth living. Unfortunately in this story the little frog doesn't win, nor the old hag dies...
But there's a point
The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: AnalyzedWhat gives the government the right to forcibly redistribute wealth from the rich to fulfill the needs of the poor?The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: Analyzed4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The above seems to be the battle cry of many free market idealists, which inspired me to write this article. Surprisingly, many people who offer this contention aren't rich, and are unwitting beneficiaries of government control.
My initial thought was a bit cheeky. The middle class is currently paying about 50% of their income in taxes, while the rich pay about 15%. The rich buy politicians to keep it this way. What gives a rich person the right to steal from the middle class not for their needs but for sport?
Although there is a lot of truth to that, it's still important to address the main point: the aversion to the government using force to redistribute wealth. This sounds good in concept, and if you keep it in abstract terms it's hard to disagree with it. However, the supe
Damsels as Background Decoration - Part 2 - NSFWPersonally I think this is the best one of the series so far. Be warned though, not safe for work. I like the points she brings up, and she even offers how it should be done right with examples.Damsels as Background Decoration - Part 2 - NSFW1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I agree with her closing points too. It’s funny how we’re perfectly willing to suspend disbelief when it comes to health regeneration, invisible walls, quest markers, super powers, crazy game mechanics etc... but when it comes to treating women as... well... women... why do we have to keep coming up with excuses to give it a pass? In all honesty.. why do so many games even NEED these depictions in them? Take them out and I guarantee you that the games would play and feel pretty much exactly the same.
And that’s my last bit of criticism too. Most of the games listed are rated M... but they’re not mature by any stretch of the imagination. Watchdogs, GTA, Red Dead Redemption, Hitman etc are immature games. But because they’re dressed up with “swearing” and
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!3 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
Teen Titans: Birthmark Screenshots!For some time now, I've been wanting to do a picture of Raven from the Teen Titan's episode "Birthmark". Somehow I've just not gotten to it. Well today I decided to fix that, and started looking for some screenshots from the show for research. And...ugh. Nearly every screenshot I found was worthless. Having no choice, I pulled out my Season 4 DVD of Teen Titans and decided to grab some shots myself. (I even photoshopped a few images that were camera panning shots to make one image) Since it was a process, and maybe others have had this same frustration, I decided to upload a few of my shots for everyone. Hope this helps out! Enjoy.Teen Titans: Birthmark Screenshots!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Batman Movie Ranking, Pt. IPlease note, ladies and gentlemen, that this will include every notable animated movie... that I've seen. Still haven't gotten around to "Assault on Arkham" or "Son of Batman." Been meaning to, but, eh, been sidetracked. At any rate...The Batman Movie Ranking, Pt. I1 year ago in Personal More Like This
13) Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
Ladies and gentlemen, people will often cite Batman & Robin as the worst of the bunch... and some more recently have made it good sport to tear The Dark Knight Rises a new asshole every time someone mentions it. But you know what? I'm going to put my foot down and say it.
At least they had memorable qualities.
The Dark Knight Rises had a thunderous soundtrack. Batman & Robin had hammy acting and candy-colourful stage design. Rises had Bane, whose every line is worth solid gold. B&R had AHnuld chewing scenery with ice puns and having a blast, as well as ending the movie with an awesomely, AHnuld appropriate
Self Portrait Challenge!Ok, so this is kinda linking back with something I thought about doing aages ago. But the main idea came from talking with some of you lovely people and the comments from this journal here: http://fav.me/d61xe9iSelf Portrait Challenge!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The power of self-perception, and the confidence (or lack thereof) you gain from it, does affect how you act and the choices you make in your life. And no I'm not talking about the whole "you are beautiful" thing so much as, how you see and percieve yourself. How we see ourselves is completely different to how other people see us.
I do notice this a lot, being a stock artist and having lots of artists draw me. One was worried that I'd be offended that he drew my legs a little large or something like that. Hell, doesn't bother me. Draw me as you see me, as how you percieve me, as how you want your art to turn out. The rest is superfluous really, since I play a character in my stock sets and none of them are really set as a piece to show me as well, me.
So that's my idea. Kinda l
The 'Love Your Characters' Project: My New VentureThis journal is going to be all about my latest project that anyone can take part in! Please take a look at what it's all about!The 'Love Your Characters' Project: My New Venture3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is the 'Love Your Characters' Project?
The LYC project is a way for people to appreciate and love their characters, be it characters they use a lot or characters that aren't used at all. You could even use it as a way to love the characters you don't like anymore, be re-modelling and re-introducing them!
What do I have to do to take part?
The point of the project is to pick a character you own and showcase them! This could mean drawing them a lot more, drawing them with other people's characters, designing outfits etc for them, having them on your icon/journal header, commission pictures of themů.whatever you like! As long as it includes the character you've chosen, you're good!
Can I draw my other characters and still participate?
Definitely! You can still draw whatever and whoever you like. But the point of the project is to
DeviantART Is Not a Dating SiteThe opinions in this rant are my own and you don't have to agree. If you don't, cool. If you do, thanks. This rant was suggested by a few people, the first being Edd-The-Werewolf Thanks Edd!DeviantART Is Not a Dating Site10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let's face it. There's a lot of things on dA that don't really belong here. This is an art site for people to share their artwork. It's not here just so you can use it to find a girlfriend/boyfriend and flirt. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with internet relationships. I met my gf here and we're doing fine. What I mean is when people constantly go around harassing others, asking if they're single, asking if they'll be their bf/gf without even really knowing them first, making sexual advances, etc. This is not the place for that, nor is YouTube, Facebook, whatever.
Just as in life outside the internet, it's best to develop a good friendship with someone before you make that step for safety's sake and also you'll probably have a better chance of keeping the relationship for a longe
X-Box One's Griefer HellMicrosoft announced today their plans to have a "reputation" system in place for online gaming. The goal is to keep griefers, hate speech, and harassment down by punishing those who engage in those activities.X-Box One's Griefer Hell2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The plan works like this: People who play nice are allowed to create communities for like-minded players. Those who can't are slowly and gradually demoted through a point system and eventually grouped together with other ass-hole players. I dunno about the rest of you, but I wouldn't want to spend even 5 minutes playing on a server with the absolute scummiest of the scummiest players in the world, would you?
Since this is just an announcement details are scarce. We don't know precisely how people are voted up or down, who controls that, how it's done, or anything of the sort. But I have to admit that this passive-aggressive way of dealing with the vocal minority that piss everyone else off and ruin online gaming for the rest of us who play fair is... kinda clever and a genuine at
.hatred.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
is in labour,
if i let it
4 Days till our Trad. Art Contest Ends!1st Prize $1004 Days till our Trad. Art Contest Ends!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
2nd Prize $70
3rd Prize $30
send via Paypal
Draw a fan art of: Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, SoulCalibur, Dead or Alive, King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Killer Instinct or Golden Axe
The fan art needs to be done with Traditional Tools however. Minimal retouching via Photoshop etc. is okay but the main composition should be done with traditional tools like markers, ink, oil paint etc.
Not allowed is fetish art and nudity, minimal redesigns are allowed, but stick to the original character designs and costumes if possible.
The deadline for this art contest is the 21. June 2015, 12PM
You can submit up to 2 entries for this art contest till that date, there will be a Gallery Folder with the name "FGE Traditional Art Contest" but you can submit your entry to the standard (featured) folder in the group, just mention it in the description that you made it for the FGE Art Contest, if possible add a link to the group as well.
.tonight across the street i saw.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
the devil sneak into god's garden;
he took trowel in hand, planted seeds
in the earth, grinned real wide and
shut the white gate behind him
(gonna come up smelling of roses)