Featured Movie - FrozenThis post is spoiler free and features concept art! Enjoy!Featured Movie - Frozen9 months ago in Personal More Like This
To see other movie features, go here: http://disney-club.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Movies-and-Shorts-225465518
Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
Barbary Whelp Contest is Closed!Contest Closed!Barbary Whelp Contest is Closed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These little guys are examples of our barbary whelp.
We will NOT be commenting on submissions: don't want to show any favoritism! Also, if you don't post your signal-boost link for your second, third, fourth etc. entry, it will NOT be counted.
The immature version of a barbary drake (adults coming soon), they're so named for their barbarous nature (mind your fingers). Barbaries are voracious eaters, and when full grown quite capable of tackling prey larger than itself (mind you there isn't too much larger than a full grown barbary). Hatchlings display a wide variety of colour patterns, often in outrageous combinations. These bright, distinctive pelts are thought to advertise the immature drake's venomous nature to any would-be predators. Although somewhat unpredictable in captivity, whelps imprinted at hatching can be domesticated with some measure of success.
Each whelp comes ful
Power BreakdownOH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. He's just AMAZING.Power Breakdown1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcalculatus: This guy decided to make a breakdown of abilities of Blaze and Penn for me and there are some crazy stuff here!
Check it out!!!))
You gave us a few of Blaze's and Penn's abilities in the past but I decided that it wasn't good enough for me, so I fleshed their powers out some more by taking their skills and physical and spiritual properties of fire into account.
·Fire flows in his blood, making him immune to all foreign contaminants such as poison and disease.
o This would lead to regenerative healing factor since the flames would be constantly cauterizing his wounds. This is kind of like how phoenixes heal themselves.
Fire elementals are abnormally strong since fire spiritually represents strength.
·He holds a symbiotic bond with fire, and can emit* it from his body through fire breath, explosions, flame armor, rocket-propelle
Noldorin Icon Family [Updated:10.5] EolNoldorin Icon Family [Updated:10.5]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Spots are currently closed!
Might open for more, or might not....
Dang, i'm seeing icon families everywhere on dA...
I WANT ONE FOR NOLDORIN ELVES
I bet no one would've make them, so I'll just go and make them myself. They need more love! We gotta spread the Noldors around dA!
Note: They're gonna be in my design.
PLEASE READ THE RULES/REQUIREMENTS AT THE BOTTOM FIRST!
And please keep an eye on this journal, because new things will be posted now and then. It's your responsibility.
We Noldors are one big happy family. Kin slaying? Hatred? Betrayal? Nope, never heard :3
Icon Family: Curufin by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Amrod by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Amras by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Celebrimbor by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Huan by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Fingolfin by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Anaire by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Fingon by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Turgon by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Elenwe by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Idril by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Aredhel by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Eol by kittykatkanieIcon Family: Argon by kittykatkanie:thum
Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod...Mass Effect 3 - Happy Ending Mod2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yet again the Mass Effect Fandom proved that it will not leave the ending in the state it was presented in the game. A certain (fan!) mod was created (and is right now in the testing phase) a Happy Ending Mod for ME3. We can destroy the Reapers, Shepard lives (EDI and Geth too) and most importantly of all we don't have to worry about the Star Child.
Instruction how to install it and the mod itself can be found here:
You can also check how the mod works here on youtube:
And a few pictures:
( source of images-> http://lady-blackfish.tumblr.com )
Hobbit ConHey there,Hobbit Con5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve been asked to submit some pictures from the HobbitCon2.
Unfortunately, most of the rather few pictures I made are quite crappy for I asked too much of my simple camera.
Also my best friend, who went with me, said if I submit any pictures featuring her, there will be trouble.
And when a gnome like me made any pictures from the stage, there were always quite a lot of heads in the way, plus I forgot completely to make any photos on the first day.
So have mercy on the little I can show you.
The foyer from above.
Some of the displayed costumes. Might be a bit chilly to wear.
The main hall where most panels took place.
No UFO, but the costume contest. The stuff was amazing, really.
There are already great photos of the contest on the internet.
The two panels of Richard Taylor w
Don't Starve Comic - The Blackboard(Last updated 4.9.2014) Hey folks, this journal entry covers frequently asked questions related to my Don't Starve comic. There used to be an old journal entry named "Don't Starve Comic - Questions & Answers" but the information was no longer up to date. The Blackboard will serve as replacement and provide you with fresh new information!Don't Starve Comic - The Blackboard1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Blackboard contains Comic and Game spoilers!
What's all this about?Sharing and downloading my artGame & Comic logics you should know aboutWilson's storyMaxwell's storyEnding up as halflingsThe demons, ThemDemon abilitiesOther questionsList of available comic pages UPDATEDProof-readers
> What's all this about?
This journal entry provides additional info about my Don't Starve comic Blood Eagles which is based on the game
Thranduil Lady Gaga Music Video by ThranduartHey folks!Thranduil Lady Gaga Music Video by Thranduart2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
My artwork was recently featured in Thranduart’s parody music video of everyone’s favorite Elvenking Thranduil singing and dancing to Lady Gaga’s Donatella! It’s this piece on the wine bottles. It was such a joy to see the end result. Do check out the video, the cosplayers and crew did an amazing job putting together the adventures of Middle Earth’s most fabulous elf and his entourage.
The video can be found here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?vB0i3U2U49w
All hail the Party King!
Using my artwork for any commercial purpose is strictly prohibited. If you would like to use my artwork for non-commercial reasons, please contact me via email for permission.
Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronanAllow me to introduce you a wonderful professional artist and Tolkien illustrator who joined deviantArt just recently, Joe Gilronan :iconjgilronan: - jgilronan.Talks with Tolkien artists: jgilronan8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
1. Hello! For the beginning, could you tell us something about yourself?
I am a full time professional artist and create work exclusively influenced by the writings of J.R.R Tolkien. I am originally from Chester, England but have lived in sunny Southern Spain for the last 6 years. I have exhibited and sold work world wide and work primarily in oils, acrylic and clay.
2. When did you read Tolkien's books for the first time, and what impression did they leave in you?
I suppose it all started from a very early age when I first
Tolkien's BirthdayLet us celebrate the Master's birthday (January 3rd, 1892) with a virtual toast! (It comes in pints)Tolkien's Birthday2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
On the Subject of Tribute PiecesIn our time as a group, we have received pieces that were made as "tributes" to recent disasters. Pray for Japan pieces, Pray for Poland pieces, and of course, 9/11 pieces.On the Subject of Tribute Pieces2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As we have said before, we will not be accepting any of these pieces. In addition, we are instating a rule that all deviations must depict an event at least ten years old. Anything depicting an event that is less than ten years old is considered "current events" and does not belong in our group.
The reason we're doing this is because tribute pieces are really often in poor taste. Your intentions might be good, but when you make a tribute piece with Hetalia characters, it's kind of turning a tragedy into a fandom event.
Not to mention, most survivors of those events and even people who weren't affected directly by said events do get offended by Hetalia being used to depict tragedies that are all really still fresh wounds.
Think about all of this through the victims' perspectives. If you're moved to emotion because of
Life at the moment -Last night Israel agreed and signed on a humanity ceasefire, which earlier today was even extended until 00:00 tonight. Yet even still, just now, Sunday morning here in Israel, Hamas has broken the ceasefire by shooting more missiles towards us. I can not tell you how terrifying the situation is for someone who actually live in this situation for 20 days of war, and more so, for years upon years of living under the constant threat of Hamas missiles (more than 12,000 rockets were shot towards Israel in the last 12 years!). At the same time I cannot explain to you the sadness I feel towards innocent civilians in Gaza who also live under the terror regime of Hamas, who constantly and deliberately using them as a human-shield and as leverage for its own propaganda!Life at the moment -2 months ago in Personal More Like This
How long can Israel hold its fire while living under this threat?
What would any other country do, especially when in ceasefire?
As an Israeli, I can tell you that we are NOT at war with the Palestinian people! We are at war aga
Old-school tutorialsAll right. I keep receiving questions about old-school characters and hand-painted textures., that's why I put this tutorials list here.Old-school tutorials3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Two videos with hand-painted female face:
Tyson Murphy character artist at World of Warcraft team with old-school weapons tutorial:
My Demon Chaser tutorials series.
Tutorial #1 Modelling:
Tutorial #2 Mapping,AO baking:
Tutorial #3 Hand-paint texturing:
Tutorial #4 Rendering and Presentation:
Inspiration: youtube artists (part 1)Dear, deviantart fellow artistsInspiration: youtube artists (part 1)5 days ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hi - so I'm starting new series of journals with useful resources - mainly because I'm running out of topics to write about and I just like some diversity. (I'll continue to post general art/motivational journals too every now and then)
Here are some of my favorite youtube artists, that inspire me and I hope that these resources might be helpful for you too.
'Level up!' is an idea of two Polish artists - Wojtek Fus ( WojciechFus ) and Darek Zabrocki ( daRoz ), who want to teach and learn from each other. Level Up has expanded a host team by amazing Jonas De Ro (JonasDeRo ) There are weekly, 2 to 3-hours long livestreams with critiques, overpaintings and Q&A's. It's so wonderful to watch them paint and talks about important tips on art and life as an artists. Also check out their
Groups: Tutorial + Resources There are many groups on deviantART. DeviantART Community aims to help you find ones that you are looking for, or introduce you to new ones you have never seen before!Groups: Tutorial + Resources2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My Best Motivational TipWhen I become overcome with the guilt and shame and fear as a result of my constant procrastination, I have one trick to get me off my ass that works every time.My Best Motivational Tip2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, lots of other people and blogs and whatever are all like "look how lucky you are" and "puppies and rainbows" and "if you get it done now, you'll feel better" and lots of other positive shit. While all this stuff is true, I'm still playing Assassin's Creed II for like four hours a day. It doesn't motivate me at all. I still don't want to write a 500 word essay on the subtle differences between the book and the film adaptation of The Road that's due, like, tomorrow.
So here's what I think of.
"Michael Bay wants me to fail."
Insert your own celebrity arch nemesis if you want to, but basically choose someone so crap that it makes you angry. Preferably someone who's getting paid buckets of money to do whatever they do to piss you off.
Competitive nature and the desire to prove your chosen asshole wrong should take over.
*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!Watched Frozen today and it was quite the mess of Scandinavian culture and stereotypes. Don't get defensive if you really love the movie. It was indeed a cultural mess, but in an entertaining way. Also, while watching it, I unintentionally came up with a somewhat sinister theory of what is going on behind the scenes of the main story. (Keep in mind this is just for fun. I can't imagine this was what Disney was thinking. Consider it an alternative interpretation of the Frozen universe)*puts on tinfoil hat* What Frozen is really about!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
While it takes place in some Disney fantasy country called Arendelle, it's clearly strongly inspired by Norway, what with all the mentions of fjords and such. But the people in the royal city are wearing clothes that looks like a mix between Swedish and Norwegian dress and they raise a maypole which is mostly a Swedish tradition in Scandinavia (it's still done a few places in Denmark too and even fewer places in Norway, so really, it's seen as a Swedish thing). At one point they meet a shopkeeper who
5 ways to get things doneDear, deviantart fellow artists5 ways to get things done2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Continuation of my journal post "5 reasons why we fail to get things done"
Often we try to be as productive as possible - so many things to do, so many artworks to make. But then comes the procrastination, indecisiveness, lazyness and other excuses that come in our way. How to deal with them, how to accomplish all we ever wanted..? Here are my 5 tips for you that I have been doing for a while and I hope that It'll help you too.
1. 3 tasks for a day.
In the morning or in the previous evening write down 3 main things you want/need to do in a day. Be realistic, but strive for the things that will help you develop the skill, move you closer to bigger goals. Check them, change them depending on each day and cross them over when you have made them happen. You will k
Train Your Brain ContestTrain Your Brain Contest2 years ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
The Art Department with deviantART brings you about the best news any art student could ask for: free tuition!
Through the Train Your Brain Challenge, The Art Department (TAD) is offering a massive number of exclusive scholarship opportunities to members of deviantART. TAD is the best of the best in providing online art education, with a variety of programs taught by world-class faculty. Check out their group, TheArtDept, to watch video tutorials from their faculty!
Submit your work in one of the five disciplines offered by TAD: Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Animation, Entertainment 2D, and Entertainment 3D. Make something new or use something you've made in the past!
You could win tuition and travel to one of TAD's programs, a trip to Pixar Studios near San
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
Giveaway winners!Finally the time has come for me to announce the winners! Thank you everyone who gave and this journal. Also, look forward to the art feature and feel free to donate points at anytime so that I can do this again. I'll contact the winners and give the points ASAP.Giveaway winners!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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The Art of Self-Promotion brrr .__.Hay bbys<3,The Art of Self-Promotion brrr .__.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's summer again: time for my yearly journal update lol;;
It's been a busy year of balancing my work for the university with training to become a pro recurve archer and, perhaps most challengingly, actively pushing my art. I got to know some really cool people in business and entrepreneurship, as well as amazingly successful and inspiring artists like Brosa, and I must say their mentality has really made me reevaluate the art world and my role in it.
The business mentality is one of attaining success as measured by public interest, whereas artists tend to focus on improving for themselves. The idea here is that "if I can get my art to a point where I am happy with it, the rest of the world will see it and just follow". I was a firm believer in this, thinking the quality of art should speak for itself, and always feeling anxiety central at the thought of spamming people too much with my work. However, I've realized this way of thinking is flawed f
Arda inspired movies Storm over Gondolin, a brand new Silmarillion inspired movie in making. Some of you have probably heard of it after seeing chvacher's Gondolin concept art to it http://www.deviantart.com/art/Gondolin-Color-345114364Arda inspired movies5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here are homepage and FB fanpage of the project:
I guess it is still in preproduction phase, fingers crossed for coming true
Update - here is the first video blog from the creators:
Update 11 XII 2013 - there will be no Storm over Gondolin, unfortunately The Tolkien Estate has forbidden making it - message form the filmmakers published at the projects fanpage at Facebook:
We come to you today with some sad news. The Tolkien Estate, the legal body which manages the rights to Tolkien’s works, has asked
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The FX Channel has just concluded the highly successful third season of its American Horror Story series.
Each season has featured its own stand-alone storyline, insuring against series stagnation and creating a story competition as the ever-ravenous horror audience eagerly awaits each season’s next outrageous attempt to top the last. Coven, the third entry in the series, a witchcraft genre entry, has not disappointed. Its star, Jessica Lange, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Critical reception, despite the considerable gory fx (envelope-pushing for net