CONTEST: Remember Me! (please fave this article!)Hello everyone!CONTEST: Remember Me! (please fave this article!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As you probably just read, the %PortraitClub :iconportraitclub: will be holding a contest! We have some fabulous prizes to win: features, points , and even some premium subscriptions ! For those of you interested please read on further for the contest's theme!
The theme for this contest will be "Remember Me". We leave it up to you, the artists, to decide what this phrase means to you! There are several different approaches you can take, but if you're stuck, here are a couple ideas you might consider:
-A portrait so outrageous or bizarre it cannot be forgotten
-A sentimental portrait of someone you'd like to be remembered
Now remeber, as we are the Portrait Club, the entries must be portraits! However, you can submit portraits of any medium (except literature)! Whether you're a photographer, a traditional artist, or a digital artist, we welcome you to submit to our contest! Please read on though for the rules!
Oz: Everything Wrong With Modern FilmThis following journal will have no slights against The Avengers.Oz: Everything Wrong With Modern Film5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know I can be negative, but it's films like Oz: The Great and Powerful that make me concerned that SOMEONE has to be.
I was going to do an 'Analyzing and Improving' review of sorts of this film, but the problem is that that core of the movie is so trite and flimsy there's nothing to repair and nothing to improve upon.
This is especially sad because included on the DVD I saw was a mini-documentary on how one of Walt Disney's greatest aspirations was to make a movie for Oz...and the way the company honored a great storyteller who cared about characters and innovation, was to make a derivative, empty, lifeless special effects demo reel.
The special aspect of this film though is how, blow by blow, The Great and Powerful Oz is a text book example of EVERYTHING wrong with modern filmmaking.
The positives first. In keeping with its bizarre consistency with the zeitgeist, Oz has exceptional A-List acting talent, marvelo
Bird of the Month - RavenOctober's Bird of the Month is the RavenBird of the Month - Raven1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Order: Passeriformes, Family: Corvidae, Genus: Corvus, Species: SEE BELOW
Please submit RAVENS only
Corvus albicollis – White-necked Raven
Corvus corax – Common Raven
Corvus coronoides – Australian Raven
Corvus crassirostris – Thick-billed Raven
Corvus cryptoleucus – Chihuahuan Raven
Corvus mellori – Little Raven
Corvus rhipidurus – Fan-tailed Raven
Corvus ruficollis – Brown-necked Raven
Corvus tasmanicus – Forest Raven
C. t. boreus – Relict Raven
[Bullet; Black] Corvus moriorum – Chatham Raven
[Bullet; Black] Corvus antipodum – New Zealand Raven
[Bullet; Black] For drawings, any Raven-like figure or likeness will be ok
Smaller-bodied species in the genus Corvus include the crows, jackdaws, and the rook ar
Optimus Prima... This is Your Life!After more than a year of writing and rewriting and artwork spanning the better part of a month...Optimus Prima... This is Your Life!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
... Optimus Prima now has an Origin Story. ^_^
I'm calling it "Reformatted" with the story taking place squarely in the Transformers "Generation One" cartoon universe, and there are subtle (and not-so-subtle) hints and in-jokes throughout the comic. You guys are free to use this journal entry as a sort of hub for comments regarding the comic as a whole and thumbnails to all the pages are posted here in sequence.
Now, I haven't worked on a full-blown fancy comic since I was in high school so go easy on me. That said, I am EXTREMELY happy with how this turned out and hope you guys get a kick out of it. Just a note about comments, I appreciate any chatter about the comic but suggestions on what should happen next will probably get ignored. Even though I'll be posting this a page at a time, this thing is locked and DONE. It's not p
How to Make Me Care in StoriesThe following four qualities are not requirements by any means for me to enjoy a story in any medium, but they certainly help to let me invest myself deeper into the plot and characters. Perhaps there are more qualities, but this summed them up nicely to my satisfaction.How to Make Me Care in Stories10 months ago in Personal More Like This
An addendum to the journal on How Not To Make Me Care in Stories: http://jarredspekter.deviantart.com/journal/How-Not-to-Make-Me-Care-in-Stories-352011785
1: The Heroes at a Disadvantage
This is a sadly dying art, but one that got me interested in storytelling at a young age. The triumph over adversity is a classic but for me always compelling story to experience, and in order for the triumph to feel earned and victorious there must be an element of risk. A lot of modern day tales seem to feel the audience will not accept a hero/heroine who is not a flawlessly skilled fighter, possesses super human abilities, or is prophesied to be the only hope. The truth is however that as 'cool' as it is to watch our protagonist cle
Bird-Photography and Birds-Club October Features%Bird-Photography and #Birds-Club proudly presents some of the best submissions from the month of October, chosen by me, =mydigitalmind. At the end of every month, I will go through submissions from both groups and choose the ones that stand to feature them in a News Article. I will also choose features from some of our special events that run during the month.Bird-Photography and Birds-Club October Features1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconBird-Photography: and :iconBirds-Club:
Bird-Photography's Featured Photos
Every week, the admins from %Bird-Photography pick a photo out of the previous week's submissions that will be featured on our front page for the entire week. The following photos were featured in October.
Birds-Club Bird of the Month
Each month, #Birds-Club devotes a journal feature to a particular bird species. Members are welcome to submit as many deviations as they w
The Older Brother"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.' The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!' "My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours..." - Luke 15:25-31The Older Brother6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The story of the lost son in Luke 15 is indeed one of the most beautiful pictures in the bible of how God feels about us. The younger brother in the story wasn't even truly sorry. He was just hu
Let's get busy making mistakes .Here's the real title and my quote " You can't wait for perfection you can only work toward it ."Let's get busy making mistakes .2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm a decent artist/craftsman , but hardly great . I keep looking for inspiration for that great work of ART . Yet it hasn't worked for me so here's a quote that's been an epiphany at least for me .
"Inspiration is for amateurs the rest of us just show up and get to work." this is a Chuck Close quote .
Here's the full quote or most of it anyway :
"Inspiration is for amateurs the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will through work bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great 'art idea.' And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don't have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you'll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomo
ProjectPorkchop Vol266#ProjectPorkchop is all about bringing more exposure to the many talented yet under appreciated artists going unseen on deviantART daily. The artists chosen truly deserve more attention based on low counts of favorites, comments, and watchers, added to their incredible artistic talent.ProjectPorkchop Vol2662 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Holding II by ~lissiebug
SOPA/PIPA and........(in my opinion...) Goverments:SOPA/PIPA and........(in my opinion...)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:icontrollgustaplz::iconmegustamuchoplz::iconserbtrollplz::iconsaysplz:SOPA & PIPA are the best!
Meet the Artisan Crafts GalleryTo kick off the craftiest month of the year, let me take you to a little tour around the Artisan Craft galleries deviantART has to offer! They will give you a good idea of how wide and rich the artisan crafts world is, and they may even inspire you to pick up a craft you always wanted to try or didn't even know existedMeet the Artisan Crafts Gallery1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Anthro involves combining human motivation, characteristics, or
behaviour with inanimate objects, animals, plants, or natural phenomena.
In other words, animals or objects that act or resemble human nature in
Sub-galleries: Clothing, Costumes, Masks and Props & Accessories.
Note: This gallery is also taken care
:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finishedMPG Project ~ The Prize Stash ~ My Gallery ~ Stock Rules:devdigital-art-club: 40k member giveaway finished9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks to the magic that is random number generators the winners have been selected and now i'm just waiting for them to respond to my notes
Hey guys =Alex-Blaszczynski here.
So as the title suggest i'm giving away 40 thousand randoms from all over the internet..... to the highest bidder... starting bid is at $30....
No seriously though %Digital-Art-Club is close to having Forty thousand members!!
You have no idea how excited i am, we've come a long wa
Códigos para DA♥ Para que funcione el código obviamente es TODO JUNTO, sin espacios.Códigos para DA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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< b> < /b>
< sub> < /sub>
< u> < /u>
Espero les sirva, besos.
320 Points Randomly Rewards ( June 2013 )Contest: Random-Draw ( June 2013 )320 Points Randomly Rewards ( June 2013 )5 months ago in Personal More Like This
First this blog ,
To participate in our Randomly Contests Just Join our group .
How does the Contest work :
Every member has one chance in this contest , it means we consider one number for each member , then we use this site: http://www.random.org/ for choosing Random numbers (winners) .
And the numbers that are chosen will be for our random members .
This time we consider 16 winners .
and 20 points rewards for every one .
Our April Randomly Winners .
:iconevermore-willow: (number: 18044 )
:iconunohanalove: (number: 17234 )
:iconscampicrevette: (number: 22950 )
:iconchaotic-alterego: (number: 15639 )
Site Update: Username Symbols, MentionsWhat's NewSite Update: Username Symbols, Mentions2 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
New Username Symbols
With 13,000 new deviants joining deviantART each day, we want to ensure everyone's user experience is seamless. A common question from new and old deviants alike is: "What do username symbols mean?" Over the years, as we’ve surveyed deviants, we’ve found that very few understand symbols.
As part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.
Read more »
Deviant and Art Mentions: Connecting People
DeviantART is a massive community, with 1.5 million comments contributing to inspirational and stimulating conversations each day. With the sheer amount of interaction taking place at any given time, we w
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Propaganda I by ~Yuujakumi
Nov 15, 2012 by $techgnotic
The Comfort of Mindless Obedience
When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.
animal farm propaganda
Variation 11. IntroductionVariation 13 years ago in Personal More Like This
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
44. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3500 points give away, winners announced1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
New points give away: < you may join both
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
Ever have one of those happy moments......when you realize that your favorite character/actor does something EXACTLY LIKE YOU?Ever have one of those happy moments...1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I, for instance, do not like spending too much time worrying about my clothes. This drives my grandmother crazy. And yes I am female but that is irrelevant. My clothing psychology is, if it is made of pretty colors I like and it is comfy, then I don't care about the cut or style, or if those are "my" colors, or if they "clash," or if the material is "high-grade" or not. It's mine and I'm wearing it.
Furthermore, I do not care how many years I have had this shirt. Unless it literally has visible holes down the front, it stays. IT'S MINE AND I'M WEARING IT.
And even during formal events, if at all possible, it still comes along. IT'S MINE AND I'M WEARING IT.
(The Hollywood premier of The Undiscovered Country--look at the neck and sleeves...) h
5 Days leftWelcome to the 3rd annual Secret Satan Exchange5 Days left1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Only five(5) days left to sign up!
A while back we opened up our contest group ~DarkArt-Challenges to any member of an EMPIRE groups. This year we are doing the same for our exchange. As long as you are a member of :icondarkart-challenges: :iconda-skeleton-crew: and :iconda-morgue: you can join in !!!
Last year was a blast, lots of crazy gifts floating around. We did have a few slackers but like everything else we figured out a way to detour such actions.
Lets get down to the skinny and let the new members aware of how this works....
For the next week we will be collecting names. Be sure you read this before you sign up. We want you to follow through and not disappoint the person you are gifting.
After we have collected your names (I hope a few admins get involved)I will be posting a group of numbers for you to pick from. This is on a first come first serve basis.
Pick your number and I will send you the n
How Not to Make Me Care in StoriesI'm being very specific here: this is ME we're talking about. Perhaps not you, but I can only work by what I know for now. Why a journal so soon on the heels of the last?How Not to Make Me Care in Stories10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because this sort of thing is bothering me a lot lately. It seems many people, critics and storytellers alike, have all but abandoned the (admittedly) hard work it takes to make me care.
Sure appealing to a massive cinema buff like me is probably not the best business model, but it seems bizarre to me that the requirement is to decrease my expectations, rather then storytellers strive to improve. People get huffy when demands are made on screenwriters/directors to use their millions of dollars of budget, their top shelf actors, their state of the art special effects to try and entertain, make sense, and engage.
After years of watching movies and shows, trying to make movies, writing screenplays, reading books on films and going to film school I've come to the conclusion that I'm not crazy in a lot of my demands. Just
free manip raffle! and the winner is...I actually had time to do the results tonight, which I did not expect.free manip raffle! and the winner is...1 month ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Anyhow, the winner is =frenziiied! (proof here: http://i.imgur.com/vxkXYiG.png ) So darling, if you could note me who you'd like a commission of, I can get started straight off.
Thank you to everyone who entered - I might just make this a regular thing. ^^
I hit 200 watchers today, and I could just about cry. Y'all are too kind to me!
(also apparently I am a duh that can't work journals and the last one ended up deleted)
So to celebrate and show my appreciation for all you lovely people, I'm giving away a free headshot commission to a random person that s this journal.
All you have to do is fave it, that's right! You don't even have to be watching me (of course that would be nice), or put up a journal or poll advertising this, but I would appreciate it, because........
If this journal gets over 50 s, the free headshot manip will be upgraded to a free basic f
Optimus Prima Art JaAm!!! [EXTENDED!]Quite a few of you have asked, and for once I'm going to be nice. ^_~Optimus Prima Art JaAm!!! [EXTENDED!]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm extending the deadline for the Optimus Prima Art JaAm to Sunday, August 16th
Yeah, I know I probably shouldn't do this, but this is my first JaAm so I do what I want! :3
I'm dumping more and more stuff into the prize pot for one lucky art monkey, and the total is looking closer to $100 worth of goodies now! And for everybody being such a good sport, and because there's been so much great pieces dropped my way so far...I've decided EVERYONE who enters this time around will get something in the mail from me!
It won't be much, it'll be something $2-4 a piece. Give me a break, I'm going to be buying for 10+ people here! XD
Have fun, guys! And thanks again for playing!
Through the month of July, I'll be holding an Optimus Prima Art JaAm! Your subject? My original "
My Beef With ThanksgivingI guess I've never been a big fan of "holiday traditions". Traditions are often activities that someone found fun, decades or generations ago, that you should find fun today as well . or else! I'm happier finding my own ways to celebrate and enjoy the company of family and friends. This year the Thanksgiving meal plan fell on my shoulders, so out with the turkey and in with a good BBQ beef brisket!My Beef With Thanksgiving1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been perfecting this recipe for a couple of years and I think I've finally got it all nailed down. If you care to try it out (for Thanksgiving, or later) let me know how well my instructions work. The key is to make sure the cooking goes "low and slow" for maximum tenderness.
ARCAS-BRAND SLOW COOKED BBQ BEEF BRISKET
3 lbs. beef brisket
2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon celery seed
ฝ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/3 cup beef broth (more if needed)
1.5 tablespoons brown sug