In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949 - 2011Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died last night at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor.In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949 - 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
“Cancer victimhood contains a permanent temptation to be self-centered and even solipsistic,” Hitchens wrote nearly a year ago in Vanity Fair, but his own final labors were anything but: in the last 12 months, he produced for this magazine a piece on U.S.-Pakistani relations in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, a portrait of Joan Didion, an essay on the Private Eye retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum, a prediction about the future of democracy in Egypt, a meditation on the legacy of progressivism in Wisconsin, and a series of frank, graceful, and exqu
tipthe secret to painting is to add red.tip2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and if that doesn't work, add a whole bunch of other colours.......
.....then add red
death vigil coming this july :)aaand finally the official image comics july solicits are out and alongside many great comics... my li'l pile of undead necromantic fun!death vigil coming this july :)9 months ago in Personal More Like This
so if you wanted to get it, there it is, coming out in july, and i will keep you updated and well teased with upcoming issues material as by the time issue 1 hits...i'll be finishing issue 4 XD
and for those anxious about ravine issue 2 ron is wrapping ut his rewrite of it all finally and i am hoping that in a few days my next journall will be... F&/KYEAH WE SENT IT TO THE DAMN PRINT!
so stay tuned for that XD
Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.16Jeff the Killer X Reader pt.161 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
"The under realm?" I said.
Slendy nodded and picked up (Y/n)'s sketchbook from the living room and started to search for a page. He finally found it and he glanced at the drawing before handed it to me.
"The tree was the under realm's portal to come here and terrorize towns and cities. They stopped using the portal around the 1900s and hasn't been used ever since." Slendy said.
"Why did they stop using it?" I asked.
"They must have gone out of control with it and demons couldn't stop possessing the living." Slendy said.
I nodded and looked back at the picture. It didn't make any sense of why they need (Y/n).
"But....why her? Why (Y/n)?" I said.
"I don't know child but, everything has a reason and secrets have shocking truths. So someone thinks that (Y/n) could open the portal again and she must have something different from other people." Slendy sai
Just spreading the news (KORRA!!!)Keepin' it simple: official release date and titles and all that (excerpt from the KorraNation Tumblr page):Just spreading the news (KORRA!!!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're so excited to announce two amazing pieces of news.
Firstly, we have a premiere date! And it's sooner than you think! The premiere of Korra will be on Nickelodeon in exactly 1 month: Saturday, April 14th at 11am. Get ready for some action-packed bending and the start of an epic new saga.
Secondly, if you haven't already heard, we are proud to announce the new official title of the show is simply The Legend of Korra
Site Update: Unread Message Counts, Sta.sh UpdatesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Unread Message Counts, Sta.sh Updates3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Unread Counts in Message Center Sidebar
The sidebar in the Message Center now displays an unread count next to each type of message to allow you to easily identify and sort your messages.
File and Edit Menus in Sta.sh
A couple weeks ago, we launched the File and Edit menus in Sta.sh to Beta Testers, making it easier to manage your Sta.sh. Today, we're rolling out the feature to everyone. These menus make it easier to organize your files, and adds the ability to
Custom Breaking Bad FiguresCustom Breaking Bad Figures3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last year I sculpted up a few portraits of Bryan Cranston as Walter White from my favorite show "Breaking Bad". I was finally able to put the finishing touches on 3 custom figures of Walt, all of which were given to the creators of the show this past week.
It's been a helluva lot of fun, and a tremendous thrill to get to meet the artists behind this terrific show that has been so inspiring to me. Kinder people you will not meet!
So here's a look at the finished custom figures. These were pieced together from various sources, using Hot Toys bodies, and clothes I found on ebay and then altered. The heads were all painted by some talented friends of mine, and they really brought Walt to life. It's been a lot of work to try and piece these together in my free time, but I really enjoyed doing it.
ps- A random winner was chosen from my last giveaway. I'll do another giveaway in the coming months, I'm sure. thanks!
TOM is BACK!HOLY CRAP! I don't believe it Toonami is back!!! (I think)TOM is BACK!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I came home on Saturday night and turn on the TV, being 10:00pm Adult swim is on. And who is there to greet me on the tube...it was none other then TOM 3.0 from Toonami!
I about died from excitement. I think what happened was Adult Swim and Toonami hooked up for Saturday night premieres of classic Anime night.
They had all my favorite younger years Anime lined up. Dragon Ball Z, Trigun, Outlaw Star, Tenchi Muyo, and even the black and white Astro Boy!
I think Toonami is finally back! Reason why is because Tom 3.0 was talking about Mass Effect 3 and had all sorts of new updates to this timeline. I mean Tom 3.0 even cursed! He said things like "Badass" and "Bitches", something the old Tom 3.0 didn't say back in the day. It was weird hearing him say those things, but it felt so right at the same time.
I figured out that only on Saturday nights will Toonami be playing on. The other nights is regular old Adult Swim.
Godzilla Encounter and Pacific Rim!Man, I got back from G-Fest not but 24 hours ago...and there's so much to talk about!Godzilla Encounter and Pacific Rim!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly, I went and saw me some PACIFIC RIM with the G-Fest crew. MAN what an amazing time at the theater - it was like watching a wrestling match. The theater rocked with elated cheers as steel fist smashed against reptilian flesh and bone.
As to the plot...I reached a strange revelation while at my table during the convention proper. If PACIFIC RIM, flaws and all, were an animated feature...would anyone have ANY complains about it? Personally I prefer the live-action-cartoon approach - it makes the universe feel all the more rich as a sumptuous visual feast.
That being said, the film isn't performing the way it should. It may pull a HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and stick around for a time, earning its money over a period of time, but it's not looking great at the moment. Go see it! And a second and third time! There's a lot riding on PacRim's success so go support it!
In other new, HOLY CRAP THE GODZILL
TraughtOmg, I was looking up Traught (Dick Grayson/Robin/NightwingXArtemis) (Young Justice) pictures on google, when I found this:Traught2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So this may-or-may not be the creator of Young Justice saying that Dick like's Artemis...
ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY QUESTIONS OF INTEREST HERE:ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
XingeseLanfanXingese3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Scanning Tutorial for Clean Pencil drawingsWhen I do a finished pencil drawing, I typically keep the drawing as clean as possible while drawing it. This saves in clean up time during the scanning process. I do that by starting my under-drawing with a very light (hard) pencil lead. 4H Mechanical Lead Holder. After I have established the structure, perspective and loose details of the drawing I go over the drawing tightening every thing up with a darker (softer) lead. H Lead.Scanning Tutorial for Clean Pencil drawings7 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the past I've used 2H, but ended up drawing harder to get a nice dark line and was pressing grooves into the page. This just makes it hard to ink. Anything darker than 2H will be likely to start smearing as you rub your hand over the drawing, resulting in a general gray "haze" over the whole drawing. TO AVOID SMEARING AS I DRAW, I place a piece of typing paper under my hand to cover portions of the underdrawing while working on it. Sometimes for pages I will even mask off, or tape pages together, leaving a window of just the panel Im working on open to dr
Fully rendered nude girl! (homework complete!!)And it comes with a anatomical reference too!Fully rendered nude girl! (homework complete!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways I spent about 6-7 hours on this and it's been worth every moment to practice my charcoalin' skills! The past three weeks, in class, using charcoal and all the tools that came with it was completely out of my comfort zone...
Three weeks later I'm starting to get the hang of it... And I've only scratched the surface! Let me know what ya think! (Oh and yes I like being silly and putting up selfies of myself, ya got a problem with that?)
Darkspeeds in 'think' mode...
Darkspeeds in 'WTF's goin' on?' mode...!
Homework didn't require any rendering but I wanted to spent extra time to practice rendering since it'll be important for my other class with Jasper - Analysis and Form. We get to fully render a cartoon character of our liking!! How sweet is that?!
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch with spyed and makepictures during the San Diego Comic-Con last year would morph into a mind-expanding mental wormhole voyage to the future courtesy of another guest at our table, JordanGreenhall, known to me only as the co-founder
Devious Journal EntryMy RSI WIP thread: https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/40655/shipyard-eg-main-tech-bomber/p1Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Alphonse Elric:iconfmaal-plz::iconalraepfaceplz::iconalphonsesamaplz::iconsexyalplz::iconaskalphonse::iconalelricplz::iconseriousalphonseplz::iconalphonseplz::iconhuman-alplz::iconarurapefaceplz:Alphonse Elric2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Envy:iconpervyenvyplz::iconenvyplz::iconenvyfacepalmplz::iconenvyraepfaceplz::iconenvyrapefaceplz::iconenvyishappyplz::iconSexyEnvyplz::iconaskenvy::iconbroenvyfacepalmplz::iconenvysmirkplz::iconenvy--plz::iconenvywtfplz::iconenvystrueformplz::iconchibienvyplz::icontrollvyplz::iconannoyedenvyfaceplz::iconrainbowenvyplz::iconprevyenvyplz::iconenvynoplz::iconenvyderpplz::iconhermgasmplz:Envy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edward ElricEdward Elric : :iconfullmetalalchemist:Edward Elric3 years ago in Personal More Like This
29 Features (CLOSED)And here they are. They used to be 25 but I fell asleep and it went to 2929 Features (CLOSED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Oceanmermaid with
2. PuppyCh0w with
3. NatashaThorrible with
4. Timagirl with
5. r0se-designs with
6. BaconRainbow with
7. Violet-amnesia with
8. al6xandra with
9. Exhibit-The-Mad with
10. JuneBugChronic with
11. CanadianRy with Standing Tall by CanadianRy
12. Que-ink with :thumb212443267:
13. NikkiiQ with Playing by NikkiiQ
14. Wilcorn with fresco by Wilcorn
15. Justax90 with :thumb285606749:
16. Lady-Aoi-Neko with Time Goes by Lady-Aoi-Neko
17. Niukaloka with :thumb195944781:
18. Side-Real with Vermachtnis des Marchenkonig by Side-Real
19. PorridgeBunny with Princess Peach by PorridgeBunny
20. Artis-Amiticia with :thumb288337206:
21. Ryurules with LIONESS by Ryurules
22. billndrsn with :thumb20
30 Day Typography ChallengeFrom Tumblr - dream-zanarkand, click HERE for tumblr post.30 Day Typography Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Day 1: Use one of either a sans serif font or a serif font.
Day 2: Flush the type to the left or right
Day 3: Center or justify the type
Day 4: Use only 3 words
Day 5: Create a monochromatic graphic to accompany the type
Day 6: Favorite typeface
Day 7: Use 3 fonts
Day 8: Use one letter
Day 9: Use your own handwriting
Day 10: Create a text-only piece
Day 11: White or black font
Day 12: Use your all-time favorite quote
Day 13: Use your favorite color in a graphic
Day 14: Use type as an experimental texture
Day 15: Use textures on type
Day 16: Use a type you're unfamiliar with
Day 17: Use huge type
Day 18: Use tiny type
Day 19: Create a graphic with your favorite character, plus a quote
Day 20: Create a
Sci-Fi creatures, vehicles ... size comparisonOur group member Lexinator117 made a size comparison of various Sci-Fi creatures, vehicles, robots ...Sci-Fi creatures, vehicles ... size comparison1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Pride:iconPrideraepfaceplz::iconpriderapefaceplz::iconpridewillrapeyouplz::iconselimplz::iconaskprideplz::iconpridelolplz::iconderpwardprideplz:Pride2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ainulindale - Tolkien sketchbook (esp)(the post in english will come as soon as the book is ready for online purchase, in about two weeks. Thank you for your patience!)Ainulindale - Tolkien sketchbook (esp)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
La artistaza hart-coco y yo hemos estado trabajando estos últimos meses en un sketchbook del universo Tolkien, llamado Ainulindalë. En él encontraréis ilustraciones inspiradas en El Señor de los Anillos, el Hobbit y el Silmarillion, hechas en una variedad de medios y salteadas con pequeñas citas de texto.
El libro cuenta además con artistas invitados de la talla de Bea-Gonzalez, VargasNi, Lelia, Mintonia y KaoruOkino. ¡Un lujazo!
El libro estará disponible online en breve a un precio de 7€; sin embargo, también estará a l