200 Point Giveaway!!! CLOSED!!!Woo! Is there anyone who would like to win 200 ? Well you've come to the right place!200 Point Giveaway!!! CLOSED!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Since I am starting to feel a little rich with I thought that I would be generous and give some away to someone else. All you have to do to enter is fave this journal and I will randomly pick a name from a random name generator... thingy...
I wish you all the best ^^
So, the official closing date is this Friday (15th).
If this journal can reach... Let's say... 100 faves before the closing date then I will add an extra 50 to the giveaway!
We've reached 100 faves on this journal so the prize giveaway is now 250
Remember, it ends tomorrow so tell your friends so that they have a chance of winning as well
Ok, it's now 1:06(Friday morning) here but since I haven't had any sleep yet the draw is NOT closed just yet. You still have time to enter!
I'm thinking about closing it nearer 12 o'clock which still gives people a good half
5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED):iconamber-duncan:5000 Points Giveaway (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
*IMPORTANT: I will be out of town for vacation on New Year's 2014 but the WINNER of this Giveaway will be announced by my best friend, Amber-Duncan and she will be responsible for giving away the to the WINNER!
It's that time again!!!
I have a ton of points accumulated from commissions, and I think it's time to do a big giveaway for LaughingGurl™, Inc. and gain more Watchers.
I will pick a RANDOM winner.
5000 GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)
✖ Watch me
✖ Add this Journal to your Favorites
✖ Create a Journal with a Link advertising this Giveaway
✖ Comment below with a Link to your Journal
Deadline is New Years Day. Jan 1, 2014. 12PM EST.
The Effectiveness of SimplicityI like to draw and look at rather complex works of illustration. Perpectiveful pinnacles of technical achievement, etc. However, I watch a good number of artists who use simplicity to great effect. Whether it be representing more complex objects and figures as simpler forms, or just a philosophy of "less is more," I can easily be just as impressed (if not more so) with the understanding and implementation of simplicity as I get with more complex works.The Effectiveness of Simplicity1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a short feature of some examples of works I've seen recently that got me good. Enjoy!
This work by radsechrist looks complex (such as the third image which I'll be talking about a bit here,) and to an extent it is -- however upon closer inspection, the actual details and construction is quite simplified, even crude. And it's fantastic. The artist shows such a vast understanding of how and where to place detail that matters,
Collection: Each Chapter's EndCollection: Each Chapter's End3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Each Chapter’s End
Context is everything. The same photographs and paintings of airport terminals and train compartments and subway platforms that seem so cold and forbidding in contemplation of one’s traveling out into the world, somehow become reassuring in their hard functionality and durability – when thought of as the pathway to the journey back home. Faces of travelers photographed in airports often exhibit muted “Mona Lisa smiles,” masking the direction (to or away from home) that they are headed.
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy! *Join the sketch challenge below!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Get your ass to Mars.Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.Get your ass to Mars.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.
So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.
MY ARM IS FALLING OFF!!:iconflowerdropplz::iconsparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz::iconsparklesplz::iconbluesparklesplz::iconsparklesplz::iconflowerdropplz:MY ARM IS FALLING OFF!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MY ARM IS FALLING OFF!!
My mom made me get my flu shot today!! D: I HATE NEEDLES!! Thus, my arm hurts and is obviously going to fall off!
On another completely different note, I'm watching Labyrinth!
You remind me of the babe.
The babe with the power.
The power of voodoo.
Remind me of the babe.
On another completely different note, I decided to name my awesome purple umbrella!!
I named my purple umbrella:
Something that was and will be again.Evil Dead TV series starring Bruce Campbell and directed/produced by Sam Raimi?Something that was and will be again.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Skyrim ReviewTwo or three years late but whatever! We can't all buy stuff day one, right? Anyway, if you've been following my journal entries as I've started playing Skyrim you can probably tell how this review is gonna go down.Skyrim Review1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I hate complicated things, and Skyrim is a game with a deep and rich history that can be very difficult for newbies like me to get into. Right off the bat the game throws all sorts of names, races, powers, legends, lore, etc at you. Too much of that can be a big turn off (heck I know people who still haven't read Lord of the Rings because there were too many names), but luckily Skyrim does a good job of easing players into the game.
There is a main campaign you have to follow to technically "beat" the game, but you don't have to follow it. The moment I had a chance to break free of the story I did so and I went exploring. That allowed me, a new person unfamiliar with any of the lore of the Elder Scrolls series, to experience the world at my own pace. The world is so e
PE: The art of OrigamiWhat is Origami?PE: The art of Origami1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.
History of origami
Have had the most extensive tradition, there is evidence of an independent tradition of paperfolding in China, as well as in Germany, Italy and Spain among other places. However, because of the problems associated with preserving origami, there is very little direc
Goodbye Comments SectionSo I finally bit the bullet and disabled comments on all my artwork. I had been thinking about doing it for a while now, and after conducting a poll and seeing an overwhelming support of doing it, I decided to finally act upon it. Deviations I submit will no longer have comments. Journals and my FrontPage will because I can’t disable those (trust me, I would’ve disabled my FrontPage comment section YEARS ago if I could. That place is a cesspool).Goodbye Comments Section3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The reasons for disabling comments are pretty simple. I get a lot of hate on the internet and it’s negatively affecting me. I am, I admit, a special case. I likely get more hate than most “famous” DA users do, and as such I have to tailor my needs specifically. I also have been growing very wary about how toxic the DA community can be at times. DA doesn’t police new accounts and it’s very easy for trolls to perpetuate their activities. Blocking doesn’t really DO anything as anyone can just create
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
Korrasami is Canon: ConfirmedAvatar series creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino both confirmed today via their personal blogs that Avatar Korra and Asami are actually a romantic bisexual couple.Korrasami is Canon: Confirmed6 days ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve taken a lot of heat over the past couple of days for celebrating the ending as being very progressive. A lot of people seemed quite adamant that Korra and Asami were just good friends and there was nothing romantically intentional about the ending at all. Some even going so far to say that my comment about the bi-sexual flag colored mountains was “reading too much into it.”
But y’all can suck it now! Cuz it’s CONFIRMED!
And if you’re just being lazy and don’t wanna read those excellently written blog posts, here’s a couple choice snippets:
Just because two characters of the same sex
Avoid UbisoftA while back, just after I had completed whichever iteration of Assassin’s Creed involved the pirate guy, I said that Watchdogs was probably going to be a crap game. A number of people said I was wrong to badmouth a game without playing it, but my argument was that you could gauge the quality of an upcoming title by the studio/publisher’s previous output. With that in mind, it’s fairly obvious that Ubisoft’s preferred method is to dazzle the weaker minded with pretty, pretty graphics in order to sell as many copies as possible before someone points out that the game actually plays like a dog (which – what ho - is exactly what Watchdogs did).Avoid Ubisoft1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Ass Creed: Unity hit the headlines because of it doesn’t just play bad, it’s flat out broken.
I’ll repeat what I said in the journal with the Watchdogs prediction: look at the back catalogue of a studio before spending mo
A defense for Princess CelestiaNOTE: This is not intended to attack anyone. Please refrain from flaming other people for having different opinions.A defense for Princess Celestia3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my vision, Princess Celestia is apparently the most hated/disliked/disregarded pony character among the good guys in MLP:FIM. And she also receives a mass amount of false characterization and crude joking from the community.
I find it very difficult to search for her on YouTube, Deviantart, EQD, Google images, ponibooru, without stumbling upon several videos/deviations of Celestia being trollish, tyrannical, cruel, sexual deviant or just an all-out depraved monster. Of all the cartoon characters i've seen so far, i've never seen one being so fanonically butchered as Celestia is.
Here are some arguments that gave origin to all the "Celestia abuse"
She sent Luna to the moon
Now i think i understand why people are so strongly focused on this argument; specially because they think it was too much of a "cruel" fate
DA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?DA’s New LogoDA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like crap. I don’t really have anything else to say other than it’s absolutely shitty design work. Apparently the story is that DA had a logo designing contest, but didn’t consult their lawyers till AFTER the contest began. The lawyers advised not using any of the submissions which is why we get this new ugly shitty logo that represents NOTHING about DA other than the usual blatant disregard for community input. Shame too, cuz the art from everyone else looks INFINITELY better than what DA eventually decided to go with.
I dunno if that story is true, but it sure sounds like it could be. Please feel free to correct me in the comments below if I’m wrong.
(PS: Also the Russian studio Platzkart’s logo looks HIGHLY similar to DA’s new ugly one.)
I’ve been getting a lot of people recommending to me that I delete my D
I Made The Alphabet:iconblackrose-1::iconblackrose-2::iconblackrose-3::iconblackrose-4::iconblackrose-5::iconblackrose-6::iconblackrose-7x:I Made The Alphabet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'M SURE YOU'VE ALL NOTICED HOW MUCH
I LOVE TO HAVE DECORATIONS IN MY JOURNALS.
I like to make them pretty.
I have a new journal skin, by the way.
As if you couldn't tell.
What do you think of it?
So what do I do?
I MAKE THE ALPHABET
and a few punctuation things
Nox-K by NoxSatuKeir Nox-L by NoxSatuKeir Nox-M by NoxSatuKeir Nox-N by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-O by NoxSatuKeir Nox-P by NoxSatuKeir Nox-Q by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-R by NoxSatuKeir Nox-S by NoxSatuKeir Nox-T by NoxSatuKeir Nox-U by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-V by NoxSatuKeir Nox-W by NoxSatuKeir Nox-X by NoxSatuKeir
Nox-Y by NoxSatuKeir Nox-Z by NoxSatuKeir
NOX Period by NoxSatuKeir :thumb333987959
Art Feature 10|12Some of my personal dA faves in the fields of dark art, science-fiction, surrealism and more...Art Feature 10|122 years ago in Personal More Like This
ENJOY THE PIECES!
:thumb333052350:Landscape XIX (3D) by Gutalin:thumb332885157:Gulfer by dloliverGorgona by MarcelaBolivarThis Is Halloween by fenstererFollower of Tzeentch by username-BombermanTower of Mist by orthezaFlying daemon by TomasKralThe Sleep of the Archangel by GrivetartDroniod by sancientnot falling by dihazeDolls by LounaJeffersonNight Walker by 09alexMechanical Preservance by GypsyH:thumb330464688:Albedo One by menton3Birdy by Two-ShadowedEat by Darkcloud013come deep ... by DarkVisionsDreamsBloody tears by SkoLzkiDie by the sword by blaithielPien by Tomstrzal
Small selection of previous personal art:
Cage Objects by MarkusVogtInvaders by MarkusVogtInvaders 2 by MarkusVogtCyber spirit by MarkusVogtLost in the deep by MarkusVogt
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BioShock Infinite AddendumI’ve had enough time now to think about the events of Infinite, and the DLC, and how they relate to the first game (which I have not played but know the story to). I think I understand better now why so many people like the BioShock series. While I may not like the FPS genre much at all and feel it’s a terrible way to get your story through, the story IS still there and makes sense once all the parts are put together. I just wish that all of that story continuity and complexity and depth was in some other format. An FPS is just the wrong genre for this sort of thing IMO.BioShock Infinite Addendum8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will admit that my first experiences with the game were negative due to it being REALLY unfamiliar to me, and by being bombarded with too many new concepts to grasp and fit together all at once. Given that I know BioShock Infinite’s publicity background (ie: their desire to have it appeal to everyone) I find this to be a bit of a contradiction. I don’t really feel that Infinite is very.... new
The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna NationOur laws and customs, as written down by Queen Elsa, LeDemonDeRazgriz, the BANHAMMAH herself, and noblesamurai. Failure to comply with these laws might result in Princess Anna punching thee off the ship or ejection to low planetary orbit.The Ten Commandments of the Elsanna Nation1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I. Thou shalt post stuff relevant to Elsanna.
II. If thou hateth our ship, then thou shalt not enter our ship.
III. Thou must respect other ships. Tis the Golden Rule we all follow.
IV. This ship mainly focuses on romantic Elsa/Anna, but thou can posteth non-romantic Elsa/Anna.
V. Beware the BANHAMMAH. The hammer shall never strike a friend nor fellow shipper, lest thou hast offendeth the ship or the Holy One(s).
VI. Be not afraid to contribute thine Elsanna art or fanfics to our gallery!
VII. Thou shalt refrain from quarreling amongst thyselves. Remember my fellow shippers, a house divided against itself cannot stand. Thus, a ship divided against itself cannot float.
VIII. Absolutely no Jelsa, no Kristanna, no Hanna, and no Helsa art/fanfics in
Artist Meet Islamabad = Purely Amazing!So we had our first meet of this year in Islamabad, where a total of 10 people showed up (off and on). Yeah the number is less as compared to the other meets we've had, but i'm glad these people came and took out the time out of their busy schedule.Artist Meet Islamabad = Purely Amazing!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had an amazingg time with you guys! Its always fun when artists gather and share their interests. It feels like being at a right place.
I'm really really thankful to those who showed up and attended this event. We'll be hosting more meet ups and i hope they turn out to be bigger and better after this one.
Next meet up will be in Lahore in a few months.
Thank you Deja-Vu-Afterglow madam-lara-croft furstripe Mawaz maarvin Shabihu Muzamil, Mujeeb and Salman for coming to the meet and making the day awesome
Unfollow? PLZ?So yeah... if you support #GamerGate in any way, could you please unfollow me? After yet another women in gaming being driven out of their home from DOXXING and rape/death threats, and the fact neo-nazi's have joined the cause... I want absolutely NOTHING to do with this group. I don't care if it'll lose me watchers or views or whatever, or if I don't completely "understand their cause!" I don't care now. There is no turning back for me. Please do not follow me if you support this clear hate group.Unfollow? PLZ?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Likewise, if you don't support women's rights or the LGBTA movement, please either unfollow me or just don't comment or respond to anything I post from now on, ok? I don't want that anti-progressive hate filled stuff here either.
OK, thanks, bye.
KorrasamiSo last night the season finale of Korra premiered. WARNING, this entire journal will be spoiling one specific thing from the ending which, if you can’t guess by the title of the journal and everyone tweeting and trending about it, has something to do with Korra and Asami’s relationship.Korrasami1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Now then, the big surprise was that the final moments of the episode involve Korra and Asami just chilling after a party and telling how much they mean to each other. After a consoling hug and some reassuring words, Korra suggests they take a vacation together. Just the two of them, no one else, wherever Asami wants to go. Asami suggests the spirit world. And so the episode ends with the two holding hands looking into each-other’s eyes as they pass into the spirit world.
I gotta say... I am impressed. I genuinely didn’t think that Nickelodeon would allow the Korrasami ship to get that far. Even though the show doesn’t explicitly come right out and SAY th