Featured Movie - FrozenThis post is spoiler free and features concept art! Enjoy!Featured Movie - Frozen7 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
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
Hobbit ConHey there,Hobbit Con3 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
2P! Spain x ReaderAnnoying. If you asked him to use one word to describe her, he would use that one word. He hated how happy she was all the time, she always smiled at him, her (e/c) sparkling eyes when she saw him. He didn't hate her, but he didn't like her either. But for some strange reason every time he saw Flavio talking to her he would get angry and chase him away from her, the same went for any guy who tried to flirt with her.2P! Spain x Reader1 year ago in Personal More Like This
One day, she was walking to school, she was looking at the ground, and she wasn't watching where she was going, and she walked strait into one of the baddest people in school, Jason.
"Watch where ya goin' bitch!" He spat at her.
"S-sorry.." she quickly apologised and tried to walk past him, but Jason grabbed her arm.
"I think you need to apologise in a different way, toots," he smirked.
"Hey idiota! It's too early for your shit," Maximo yelled at Jason and walked over to the two. Jason glared at the Spaniard and raised his fist at him.
"Jason, poppet! It's too early for thi
Tolkien Illustrator's First Aid Kit: ElvesWelcome to the Quenta Silmarillion, sit yourself down by the fire and hear the stories of old.Tolkien Illustrator's First Aid Kit: Elves4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit: Elves
Tolkien’s texts are notable for their abundance of characters, many of them mentioned perhaps only once, other playing very important parts in the stories. However, it is often very difficult to find any description of how those characters look, and this is what we, artists and illustrators, are usually most concerned with.
So here it is – Tolkien Illustrator’s First Aid Kit – a list of all those characters, whose physical appearance is mentioned in the texts, including The Silmarillion and The History of the Middle-earth.
To start with, the Elves. As we know, during the march from Cuiviënén t
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:
Power BreakdownOH MY GOSH YOU GUYS. He's just AMAZING.Power Breakdown11 months 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
Cleopatra in Space #1 ContestHi all! I'm running a contest that can win you a signed copy of Cleopatra in Space #1 (hardcover or paperback), signed prints, plus an original watercolor! But you have to enter on the actual site (so I can easily keep track of entries). Details below:Cleopatra in Space #1 Contest3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please feel free to share here on dA. And good luck!
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 )
*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!5 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
Don't Starve Comic - The Blackboard(Last updated 11.6.2014) 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 Blackboard11 months 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 pagesThe creation of a comic page
> What's all this about?
This journal entry provides additional info about my Don't Starve Comic based on the game Don't St
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 movies4 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
THE HOBBITGuys, you gotta see this.THE HOBBIT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first thing I would like to say is: REVIEWERS SHOULD READ THE BOOK.
Ooh, what a concept.
You know how I know a movie is going to be good? When the Chronicle's reviewer doesn't like it. (Except for Twilight because I can agree on that.)
Anyway, reread the first sentence.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING THREE YEARS FOR THIS MOVIE.
Three years? Yes, from the day in 7th grade when my radio station announced, "Peter Jackson will be making The Hobbit; he was just having financial difficulties." And then I was out of bed, yelling my head off, running into walls and smashing down the hallway. I arrived in the living room and shouted the news to my dad. He stared at me like I'd gone mad and probably burned his toast.
I've been counting down ever since.
And this movie was not disappointing. Martin Freeman is THE PERFECT Bilbo. I loved him already from BBC Sherlock, but this....I can't even....And all our favorites were back: Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel....
Now, some of y
Care For The Animals!I'm tired of being harassed because I'm veagan and a proud member of the PETA team! People need to learn to be more accepting of differences and variety! I try my best to help all animals in anyway possible! If I get a change I will volunteer at a shelter to spend some time with animals! I see all life as beautiful from the tree, horse, cat, and even grass. It's all amazing and the farming industries are cruel locking up those poor mother cows being basically raped and constantly pregnant just so they pump out milk. Humans are the only animal that drinks milk when adults, that should say something! It's not natural nor to drink another species milk! The cow's babies are often taken away especially if it's a male he will be taken away to make veal, (a tender calf meat) they have no room outdoors and are in stalls so cramped they can't turn around! These are only a few examples of how cruel humans can be, please be compassionate. For more information visit www.peta.comCare For The Animals!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Art of Self-Promotion brrr .__.Hay bbys<3,The Art of Self-Promotion brrr .__.3 weeks 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
Mixing Thor movies and mythsSo I'm finally able to watch anything involving Marvel Thor and just tell myself "It's just a movie. No reason to get hung up on the details"Mixing Thor movies and myths8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I still come by some people who only know the myths through the movies and make comments that just make me go nnnnggggg.
"I think some Norwegian myths or something said Loki was Odin's son"
No, I will repeat this forever, Loki was Odin's blood-brother (they cut themselves and mixed blood, making them official "real" brothers by Viking tradition). Loki was Thor's "uncle". Again, you can enjoy the movies/comics as much as you like, but it's silly to try and change the myths to fit them.
"According to some myths Frigga taught Loki his magic"
Again no. Jotuns (ice giants) were by default able to preform magic, and the myths very clearly say that Loki learned it from other jotuns.
If you want a plot bunny for your next Thor fanfiction however, this should do. The Vikings considered women to be magic, men not so much. It was seen as unm
Kiriban Winner Hello (and Happy Valentines Day)Kiriban Winner5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I recieved a total of 11 notes for my Kiriban .
But the first person to send me a note with a screenshot was :iconreniacz: (Ill send you a note when Im able to )
So congrats! Thanks everyone again, for all the support you give me. It helps me so much when you leave me comments and well.. just interact with me and tolerate my weirdness.
And thank you SO much to everyone who sent me Valentines! Sorry I dont have time to send them back
Thanks so much again :iconletmehugyouplz:
Target Practice SoundtrackI'm excited to finally release the soundtrack for Cleopatra in Space #1: Target Practice: a somewhat lyrical, mostly musical companion to the graphic novel. All of the songs below helped inspire the creation of Target Practice, hopefully give a touch more emotional resonance to the story, and occasionally foreshadow events of things to come.Target Practice Soundtrack2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Cleopatra in Space: Target Practice Soundtrack
"Like I Do" - Minipop
"Old Friend" - Sea Wolf
"Mobile" - Avril Lavigne
Fuck That GuyI am feeling a little down, my cousin was stabbed to death last night. But don't feel bad for me, feel bad for his little sister, for his mom, who also lost her husband recently, and feel bad for the sorry son of a bitch that did it. Because he'll get his. He'll fucking get his.Fuck That Guy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Legends At War - Visual DevelopmentI recently posted an article on the Game-O-Gami blog, about developing the style for my next game, Legends At War. After some rough iterations, and graphic evolution, the result is this image:Legends At War - Visual Development1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Those sample cards are a benchmark moving forward, with every card and modular board in the game being created to match that style. You can read the full article here:
Would love to hear your thoughts on the new look!