Art For a Cause UPDATE: The art book is complete please check out the Indiegogo campaign hereArt For a Cause9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Game artists from around the world are uniting to create an art book to support Kevin Griffith's (CowAndCheese) battle with terminal lung cancer.
Kevin Griffith is a senior artist on the Diablo 3 team at Blizzard and has been fighting a rare and ruthless form of cancer known as Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS).
The art book will feature original fan art from Kevin's favourite games and everything about this project screams deviantART to me! We have a ridiculously talented community of artists and I'm calling on YOU to put your skills to work for an amazing cause.
All proceeds from the campaign will be donated to cover medical costs for
Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artistHey guys. I've written about copyright law in the past, but there are some things I just.. never thought to mention. However now that Sarah and I are working together, we're dealing with several types of art theft at once. Everything from the recast dolls situation (where someone buys your doll, makes casts of it, then sells it to the public. Yes this is illegal, more on that later), to someone submitting my art to a game company as their own for a job. In many cases we are dealing with ignorance, so I thought I would clarify a few things.Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is going to take a while.
The Recast Situation
There is a new trend in the ball jointed doll industry, where people are taking dolls and sending them to 'professional recasters'. These people then make a mold of someone's doll, and recast it. They then proceed to sell the doll to their customers. The artist receives no compensation for this, nor is allowed to even have a say in anything from the quality of the resin, to the
Zombie Apocalypse!Sorry, sorry, but I just have to! It's a much talked about subject among my friends and society in general - What would you do in a zombie apocalypse?Zombie Apocalypse!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I gotta admit, I think about this WAY too much. I acknowledge that I'm being totally dumb. Actually, my fear isn't a zombie apocalypse (let's face it, scientifically it'll never happen) but of either nuclear fallout or some kind of fast spreading virus.
But let's face it: everyone has a plan, even if they won't admit it. Everyone has at least pondered the subject.
Truthfully? I'll probably be one of the first to go. I'm rubbish in emergency situations, I panic, I have absolutely no outdoors survival skills, I rely heavily on technology and I'm very, very weak. Also if they're RUNNING zombies I'd be like, NOPE. F*** that. Ain't even gonna try. Everyone (especially boys) always think they're gonna be like Daryl Dixon (Walking Dead) and be all badass. I will readily admit that that will not be me. BUT. If by some miracle I manage to
(OPEN) Contest! ~Good morning/evening guys!(OPEN) Contest! ~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time for the 2nd thing I wanted to announce, I was raising points from my commissions for a planned contest~
Maybe some of you remember my Poll of voting beside Kyori & Koeda (my oc's) I was pretty pretty surprised about the result it was nearly 50:50 each of them received 300 votes :iconwooowplz: hehe I wanted to look on it or the contest but I think I will let you all the choose :iconloveloveplz:
Haww I'm talking too much T^T
To take part in this contest you should draw one of my oc's means you can choose between Kyori & between Koeda
be creative! That's what I am looking for you should have fun by drawing ~
You can change their outfits a bit but please don't draw them in completely different outfits as the original. ^-^
you can have as many entries as you want You also can draw both together
You can draw your choose character cute/sexy/shy as ever you want (but please no henta
Hyde Park Picnic Meet: Saturday 27th JulyUPDATE 22/7/13 Last update before the big day on Saturday. This is the last call for anyone wishing to attend, so comment below if you wish to join us. I will then note you all the recent information about the day. Also dont forgot to join the Facebook events group, as it will be the first thing to update with any new developments ---> https://www.facebook.com/events/252120978265497/Hyde Park Picnic Meet: Saturday 27th July2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE 30/6/13: We are just under a month away from the meet, so to all the people who havent said yet what they will be bringing, please say what you would be bringing. Also remember to join the Facebook event page for all up to date info, especially incase of bad weather ---> https://www.facebook.com/events/252120978265497/
It is that time of year again, time for the annual DevMeet Picnic
This will be the 4th year I have hosted this picnic and like the previous years, I hope that this one will be a big success. Although this year
The August 1/50 for 150 Raffle!BULLETIN:The August 1/50 for 150 Raffle!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is starting to wrap up, many of you are already packing up and getting ready to go back to school (while the rest of us on XBox Live are dancing about victoriously in euphoric chuckles to know our servers will be relieved from the legions of high-pitched whiners). But, don't let that be a complete downer, perhaps you could use one last triumphant hurrah to properly close out your summer break...and what better way to do that than to spend that ONE SECOND to click the +Fav This With Every Iota of My Vigor button up there! Yep, that's all you gotta do! Just push that button, and it'll automatically enter you into the August 1/50 For 150 Raffle!
*Up to the first 500 who +Fav this article. Not eligible for mummified dinosaurs, the Curiosity Rover,
or the seven of you who actually saw John Carter in theaters (though we are grateful for your sacrifice).
So what's the hold up? Mash that button repeatedly wit
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
Mastering TypographyMastering TypographyMastering Typography2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Typography is a rather obscure field, which is quite odd because typography is in everything you read. As such, it’s very important for a graphic designer to know everything there is to know about typography and preferably also the history and anatomy of typefaces. Bad typography is usually only consciously noticeable by type geeks (like me), however even someone who knows absolutely nothing about typography will find text with bad typography harder to read. In this article you will learn some basic principles and features to advance your typography.
Before we have a look at the features to improve your typography we have to select the right software. A few features which will be discussed in this article can be used pretty much regardless of the software but for most things you have to use genuine design software, so a program like Microsoft Word won’t suffice. You can achiev
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAYAlthough this has become hugely commercialised I still think there is room for Valentine's Day to be a special day. A day where you can make that little bit of extra effort to show those you love that you do appreciate them. That you love them dearly. Even if you do deeply love someone special, over time you may find you tell them less often or that you become accustomed to not showing your love so often. Well this gives you a perfect excuse to remember all the things you love about your wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, partner, significant other...............you get the idea. Remember to tell them on Valentine's Day.HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I wish you all as much love as you can possibly wish for.
Help needed CI Give away ends 9th of SeptemberThis give away has ended click here to go to this week give away --->Help needed CI Give away ends 9th of September2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attention I need lots of support to keep running this project so if you have some couple of points to spare please donate them at my profile.
Tsuki-SoraRuki or mariridoodleparadise
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
called project weekly give away here you can win Pm's for free
how can I enter ?
to enter simply fave this journal
if you want to share this journal I will be deeply appreciative ,but it's not required
what are the weekly prizes?
1 month premium membership (for one lucky
Hey.You are beautiful.Hey.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are important.
And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
On those days - the ones where you can't even cry because you've used up all the tears - just try to stop and think. Think about the people who do love you. Who do care for you so much that if anything happened to you, they wouldn't know what to do.
I just want to write this somewhere for people to see because goddammit, I know. I know how it feels to feel like you're in a constant black hole. I still do. And I have been for too long now.
But I will not give in because I know deep in my heart, someday it's going to get better.
If anyone ever needs to talk, I'll be here. It may take a couple of days to respond, but I'll try.
And why am I posting this?
Let's just say that something happened today and I felt compelled to reach out because I know that even a few words on a screen can make all the more difference in a person's life.
WATCHERS TOPLISTMost Watchers (on 1/12/2015)WATCHERS TOPLIST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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.the streets outside.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
breathe louder at night,
shut your eyes to the black
cats from salem burned
alive with their witches,
in the front row ten magpies,
he himself came to watch,
send her off with a spark,
send it all up in flames,
hear it's all in the wrist,
make it painless and quick,
she knows that a candle
can't threaten its wick,
last words -
and lights up a cig
(eyes open and you see the darkness, eyes closed all the better to feel it)
Get featured! [ffp experimental phase]Please note that the feature for points has been updated.Get featured! [ffp experimental phase]1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
For more info, click the following journal
After careful consideration, I decided to go on with the feature for points plan.
The general idea is to give beginning artists the chance to have their artwork featured on my front page. This might seem pointless to some, especially since there are busy services out there (like dAhub) that give you points for faving and watching artists. But hold on, it might just be worth it for you. With services like dAhub there's no guarantee your watchers will eventually keep active, or even like your work. In contrary to that kind of service, my feature won't give you points for watching or faving. Any person that watches you, will do so out of
Knowing He is Not Guilty...Knowing He is Not Guilty...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
When I was in fifth grade,
a man followed my brother home.
I remember being on the computer
in the office right by the front door.
At first, it was a frantic knock.
My brother and his seventh grade friends
were quickly getting off their bikes,
my brother telling me to open the door.
I took my time getting up,
thinking they had forgotten their keys.
claiming to be neighborhood watch,
followed my brother and his friends home.
He saw them playing tag on their bicycles
on their own school campus,
yelled at them for trespassing,
threatening to call the cops,
and when no police arrived
he decided to take matters into his own hands.
He followed them home.
In his car.
He tailed them, but they saw him.
They tried to avoid him,
but when they got home
he pulled up and got out of his car
and ran up to our front door.
Our front door.
He came to our front door.
He followed them all the way home
and came up to our front door.
My brother was screa
Creative Near-Sightedness. Do you have it?Thanks to a brief comment recently made by a friend, it spurred me into coining the phrase 'Creative Near-Sightedness' to describe something I've battled with and continue to battle with, throughout my journey. I hope that this might make some sense to others out there and shed some similar light on your situation like it has mine.Creative Near-Sightedness. Do you have it?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have achieved some of the big goals I've set myself in life, but have always had trouble with achieving some of the more creative goals, due to the fact that, they are often rather ambiguous to begin with, for example:
How do you quantify / visualize a goal like 'I want to be a good artist' when being good is completely relative?
So firstly I want to break it down into a couple of things that might seem simple commonsense, but in my case something I need to constantly remind myself of:
The first thing is: Keep the major goal clear and simple!
Something you can understand and describe to someone simply when they ask you 'but what actually is it?'
Talks with Tolkien artists: Gold-SevenI decided to post a series of interviews with the most inspirational Tolkien artists at devianArt in the three Tolkien-related groups:Talks with Tolkien artists: Gold-Seven2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconthelotrclub:, :iconelves-of-tolkien: and :iconarda-inspired:.
If you have a suggestion about whom I should interview next, leave a comment here. You can also suggest questions you would like me to ask them.
As the first one in this series, I talked to one of the most popular Tolkien artists on this site, :icongold-seven: - Gold-Seven. At the beginning, a little sample from her gallery:
And here are the questions already:
1. You are an outstanding artist and illustrator of Tolkien's stories. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
Thank you! My first encounter with Tolkien was in first grade, when my mother
A Tribute to Doctor Who - Eleventh DoctorSo, while waiting for 2011 Xmas Special, it's time for a new tribute to The Doctor!A Tribute to Doctor Who - Eleventh Doctor3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just Eleven this time, and just The Doctor and his closest Companions.
Friends&Co., Villains&Co., cosplay and more in the next article, stay tuned!
As usual, it was really, really hard to choose among zillions of awesome artworks involving Eleven and his Companions... Hope you enjoy my choice!
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Eleven (Matt Smith)
I am your Soldier... by Moon-manUnit-42Partners by naturalshocks
The return of by spiers84The Doctor by spiers84:thumb160150894::thumb160962652:
Racial Activism and MeHey hey hey! Rob here with another "something-to-get-off-of-his-chest"!Racial Activism and Me3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time and again, I'm approached by some of my audience asking "Rob, why don't you ever draw black people?" First off, they may have not even looked into my gallery for those people of color or what have you, because they're there, sure enough.
The long answer is:
Well... what gets me is that when they find out I'm black, they expect that I should hold some sort of allegiance to "my race" or "make a change" as a "popular" black artist who can, figuratively speaking, "put blacks on the map".
There's nothing wrong with that, of course, and there's nothing wrong with people whose main goal is doing that. It's their lives, they're free to believe in whatever they want to.
But to hold me to a certain level where people think I'm obligated to draw my race more often than others because of the "history", I don't agree with. I'm an African-American born in the 80s. I was not born during the times of t
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Pictures from Words Contest Results!Hello, everyone,Pictures from Words Contest Results!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's taken me quite a while to decide on the finalists for my Pictures from Words contest. This is a bittersweet thing, because I had so many favorites that it was almost torture to pick just three. That means you all did really well!
I'd like to say, overall, how pleased I am with all of your interpretations of the prompt. There were some similarities across the board, but each of your poems was so unique and gave me a lot of insight--pun semi-intended--into who you are. Some of you depicted nature scenes; some, people and memories; some, existing works of art; and in so doing, you addressed many aspects of humanity, such as love, friendship, happiness, loss, hope, and much more.
I want to thank you all for your participation. I received entries from new and old faces alike and have even made some friends along the way. Thank you for sharing yourselves and your word-pictures with me.
Being Real with PoesdaughterThere's nothing better than a good story...unless it's a good story that also happens to be true. And that's why we have an entire genre known as "creative non-fiction." It doesn't get a lot of press on dA, but essayists like David Sedaris and authors like Mary Roach and Jon Ronson routinely make the bestseller list, and rightly so. Creative non-fiction isn't limited to essays and memoirs.Being Real with Poesdaughter1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Which doesn't say what creative non-fiction is. Thankfully, better minds are on hand to answer that question.
While PoesDaughter is new to dA, she's no stranger to creative writing—her master's thesis is a series of creative non-fiction essays.
What is "creative non-fiction"?
Oh, geez. This very question always sparked interesting "discussions" in my creative writing classes in college, and I don't think anybody had like definitions! I mean, this is something that's been up for debate for...
F.A.Q - new and improvedF.A.Q - new and improved5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Frequently Asked Questions
welcome to my f.a.q! since i get a looooot of questions via deviantart and e-mail i've deemed it necessary to write this up, to save time but also give people the information they want in a quick and easy way. this f.a.q is the same one as on loish.net, except with some additional information specifically intended for deviantart. since it is a lot of information i've divided the f.a.q into categories, here is an overview:
1. Digital art
General information, plus tips and techniques relating to my digital artwork.
2. Other activities
Info about drawing traditionally, my animation work and my web designs.
3. Education and work