Percy Jackson Quotes“Don’t push your luck, Leo Valdez; I still hate you.”Percy Jackson Quotes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
–Calypso to Leo Valdez, in The House of Hades
Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.Stop looking at her actual thumbnails. I mean thumbnail sketches.Deadly Allure - and the importance of thumbnails.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so this isn't exactly a journal entry. But since I can't be bothered to figure out how to post inline images in the commentary section of regular image posts, you're getting this. Deal with it.
In my perpetual state of ultimate lazyness, this image has been bouncing around for a while, and I'm just now getting around to posting it. And I've had a fair number of questions. So, I think I'll take this opportunity to walk you through some of the happy accidents that fill the days of us artists. That's right, Bob Ross may be the only one who owns up to it, but we all have them.
To me, the most important thing in art is making decisions. In fact, you can break my art philosophy into a tidy little three step triad. Observations -> evaluations -> decisions. That's the important stuff. Everything else is just about
Historical Disney Princesses FAQRather than answering these individually over and over again, I'm just going to leave this here and add to it as needed:Historical Disney Princesses FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- I'm not telling you which princess I'm doing next.
- I would appreciate it if you didn't tell me what character I should do next, or what you're looking forward to, or what character you hope I'll do! It's very sweet and I definitely appreciate the sentiment, but consider the fact that you're something like the 400th person to tell me about Elsa, or Anna, or Merida- it's not adding a lot to the conversation.
- No, I'm not doing any Kingdom Hearts characters. There's no particular historical precedent, so they don't really have anything to gain from this series.
Are you going to do Merida?
YES PLEASE STOP ASKING sobsobsob
Are you going to do Elsa and Anna?
Are you going to do any more pieces in this series?
Yes! Let it be assumed that I will continue doing these until stated otherwise.
Contest time!It's nearing 2015, and while I was going to wait until then to announce this, I actually can't really wait any longer. ((then again, I'm pretty much doing the same thing with all of my other plans I was gonna do in 2015. lol))Contest time!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, time for a contest!
The theme of this one is...
...Homestuck fan characters!
So basically the same as last year.
Unlike last year's contest though, I am having this one centered around a specific set of FC's rather than all of my sets.
The set I am centering this around is
The Constellation set!
-new sprites are here-
And the Humanstuck AU is now included!
This is basically what you get to choose from.
If there is an FC you
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.
Disturbios en Mexico Diciembre 2012NOTE: This is about the urban riots in México (yeah, it scalated into riots). It´s in Spanish, just copy pasta it to a translator in google.Disturbios en Mexico Diciembre 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Seguro han visto en las noticias algunas de las imágenes y videos de los disturbios urbanos que ocurrieron el 1º de Diciembre de 2012 en la ciudad de México (y tal vez se enteraron de los que ocurrieron en otros lugares) y que incluyeron unos pocos miles de manifestantes, bombas incendiarias, ataques a barricadas, petardos, daños a propiedad pública y privada por millones de pesos, decenas de heridos, más de 100 detenidos iniciales y un supuesto muerto. Todo mientras Enrique Peña Nieto tomaba poder como presidente de Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, recibiendo la atención de los medios masivos que parecían no enterarse de lo que ocurría afuera en las calles. http://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/view/79936-vivo-disturbios-mexico-dia-posesion-presidente-enrique-pena-nieto ¿Qué sucedió?
Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.Hi!Is anybody here? + news + ZOO animals - PHOTOS.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok, ok, ok, I am almost scared - what happaned? It seems that this site is totally empty for last week!
I wonder what caused this: Sandy? Or do Americans have some Halloween holiday so they are not online? Or... is there some secret and slow Zombie attack?
Of course dA decided to use this time to announce free shipping usually they do it before Christmas and I usually get pretty nice money from it. This time I got just few dolars, so I hope dA will repeat the action - just before X-mas as they did the last year. Because this site really seems to be empty now! as a response to a free shipping, I released Free calendar for 2013 - I think I have never had so few faves, views and downloads on it. What a pity, what a bad time
I know about Sandy, it was covered by Czech media a lot
Poor people, I hope everything will be fixed as soon as possible. I did not know it affected so many people
You also know I asked you to vote for Allerlei's photo - thank you
Percy Jackson Quotes" Thalia: In that case, still up for dinner?Percy Jackson Quotes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Percy: After all that, you're hungry?
Thalia: Hey, even immortals have to eat. I'm thinking about cheeseburgers at McHale's"
—Percy and Thalia, The Demigod Files
Apparel Collection: Monster TalkTogether, we are deviantART, an amazingly diverse community of fantastic individuals from all reaches of the globe. It’s a beautiful, creative ecosystem where the wildest voices can speak their minds and share their expressions. When designing this collection, I wanted to celebrate that diversity. When you’re at a concert, on an airplane, or sitting at a café, it's sometimes fun to look at the people moving and talking around you, each with their own unique style and outlook. Be part of the big conversation, where all voices matter and everyone can be involved.Apparel Collection: Monster Talk3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The characters in this piece spawned from a conversation I had while teaching a high school class on character illustration. The topic was making interesting-looking characters, and everyone seemed to agree that you have to make a complex contour shape in order to satisfy the goal. I countered by simply drawing a line of jelly bean shapes on the board. At first, it looked boring -- just a bunch of wonky
Watcher Feature 9Hello, dear friends~Watcher Feature 93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I meant to do another one of these a little while ago, but I guess this just means I have more wonderful art to feature instead!
Thanks so much to everyone who's watched me recently! If you like what you see here, please go check out the rest of their awesome work.
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:iconCKPhotos:CKPhotos Baby Prairie Dog by CKPhotos Bolddogs Freestyle MX 1 by CKPhotos
:iconGnarlyRockerchick:GnarlyRockerchick :thumb296159025: Sneak Peek by GnarlyRockerchick
:iconmoonlightbird:moonlightbird Rose by moonlightbird Sunrise by moonlightbird
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The Art of FreelancingEverything I Wish They Had Taught Me in Art SchoolThe Art of Freelancing4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Over the past few months I've put together an extensive 5-hour downloadable lecture on all things freelancing--portfolio building, branding, marketing, finding art directors, and growing your career. I've put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this thing so it can be as good as possible.
If you're interested, you can check it out here: http://www.theartoffreelancing.com/
M. Features! Volume 4Hello everyone! I'm glad to present another volume of breathtaking art pieces from dA!M. Features! Volume 42 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PLEASE FAV THE JOURNAL SO THAT MANY DEVIANTS CAN SEE IT
A LOVELY COMMENT MAKES SOMEONE'S DAY
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE WONDERFUL ARTISTS!
[ c o n t e s t ] aegis by Kazunometsuki SS | Only The Fairytale by Siripikan::Morning:: by VanileCream
:thumb342635581: Maintenance by samishii-akuma 21st Century Tiger by Unmei-Wo-Hayamete Wild anger by ChristinaMandy It really is going to be okay by linnyxito
Shinkai shojo by Iris-icecry Promise by wishcapsule Hope by DanteWontDie Howl's Moving Castle, Markl and Turnip Head by Tochuri
20120614 by ArdenRey 20120222 by ArdenRey :thumb349490169: Dreamcatcher by curlyhairSpeedPaint: Alone In Kyoto by CarlosArthur
Why Hello by TammyPhotography
The Name GameThe Name GameThe Name Game2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pitfalls to Avoid and Tricks to Use while Naming People and Places
We've all been there. You're reading a pretty interesting piece of fantasy fiction, and a few paragraphs in you learn that the main villain's name is "Abraxas the Cruel, Lord of the Black Tower." You wince at the unoriginality, close the deviation, and move on to something more interesting. We've all been on the other side of things, too, with a detailed plot outline in hand, staring at a Word document that displays only a single line: "???? knew what he had to do--kill the president." We're sure that once we get that protagonist's name down, that perfect name, we'll be able to write the whole thing in one gush of brilliance, but all that's coming to mind are banal names like "John Everyman" or over-the-top ones like "Staff Sergeant Max Fightmaster".*
*Yes, that is his rea
Blue contest 2012 winnersBlue contest 2012 judgingBlue contest 2012 winners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
aoao2 & lieveheersbeestje have made these choices based on originality, quality and of course the use of the color blue.
** The winners will receive the points from one of us, this time from lieveheersbeestje
***It was very hard to choose winners out of all the beautiful entries! But I think we made a good decision after all
Points for the winners:
Place 4 to 6: 100
Place 7 to 10: 70
Place 11 to 20: 40
More prices for these winners here: http://lieveheersbeestje.deviantart.com/journal/Blue-contest-3000-points-give-away-320731283
It`s so peaceful by Morgan-Lou
Today we rise by Healzo
Life II by Nelleke
Thanks for the past, present and futureI knew that the time would come, and I am so sorry, I was hoping it would be later in the future, but it is here: I can not thank you as I would like anymore. I have 4000 friends who follow my work and hundreds of fav every day (and that makes me great pleasure). Until today I wanted to tell you directly how I', grateful, but now I work 1 or 2 hours at the computer to thank, and commitments will not let me anymore. Definitely I will continue to respond to comments, but right now I want to thanks in advance all those who want to add my drawings to their collection and want to add my name to the list of friends.Thanks for the past, present and future2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I take this opportunity to share with you some of the best moments I have experienced in recent months:
Some articles about my designs have been published on the website of this newspaper:
Dailymail online 13 marzo 2013
Mirror online 13 marzo 2013
Culpeorous Street ArtSomething completely different now.Culpeorous Street Art3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inspired by Banksy.
Hurrhurr. Street Art is, uh...fun.
+Halloween Contest (UPDATE)++Halloween Contest (UPDATE)+3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: I hate that I did not realize that submissions were not allowed to the Halloween Contest folder. Thanks to an observant member who pointed this out to me, I was able to resolve the problem. So now submissions are allowed for the contest!! Because I'm sure when some of you realized your art couldn't be submitted you were all: and . HAVE NO FEAR. It is fixed.
Fairly aware it is quite a while away, but why not get a head start? OCNation's first Halloween Contest is open for submissions!
[Bullet; Orange] Deadline: October 31st @ 12:00 AM
[Bullet; Orange] Theme: HALLOWEEN!
[Bullet; Orange] Submissions can contain anything, ANYTHING, so long as it adhears by DA's rules. It does not have to contain an OC, thus it may contain any cannon character from any show or any animal, demon, angel, fish, big toe, WHATEVER YOU WANT.
[Bullet; Orange] Keep the gore to a minimum, but we are not asking that you make th
Terry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old FriendTerry Pratchett: The Final Walk With Old Friend6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
TERRY PRATCHETT: Takes the Final Walk With Old Friend
Farewell Sir Terry Pratchett
April 28, 1948 — March 12, 2015
Terry Pratchett, the immensely popular British fantasy writer best known for his “Discworld” sci-fi/fantasy series, has died from a dementia and Alzheimer’s-related brain “embuggerance” (his term for it) at the relatively young age of 66. One of today’s most prolific authors (70 titles
Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)This is the real, first chapter of the new book, that has yet to be released, The House of Hades.Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
yeah please (rant) this is a rant kkyeah please (rant)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
on my page or in a note to me
-beg for art
-Advertise yourself/contests ( i have a group just for advertising yourself, do it there!)
-ask me to look at your art/page/whatever
100% of the hidden comments on my profile recently are those types of comments... I'm getting really tired of these things to the points where i'm hiding them or deleting the notes. I don't WANT to do this, but it's driving me insane. Some ppl can tolerate these things but I don't. I find it extremely disrespectful. I'm writing this journal because recently there have been sosososo many of these types of comments and notes
I don't do requests. I had to block someone today because they constantly ask me for free art. If you want free art wait for a giveaway since I hold these very often when i have nothing to draw.
I don't have time to enter your contest, and if y
Impression of WOW Movie Trailer: Update 4 worksHello all fans! I know some of you didn't get the chance to go Blizzcon 2014 to watch Warcraft Movie Trailer. But, I've watched it for over three times at Blizzcon and luckily I remember almost all the senses and just drew them out here.Impression of WOW Movie Trailer: Update 4 works9 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st scene, in bird's eye view of stromwind, epic, fantastic and amazing.
Sunset is shining above the city, indicates that the war is coming.
An armory in Stormwind. Shining shields on walls and weapons by racks.
Scene into the Throne Hall of King, so holy! King Llane is sitting on throne, Lothar and Medivh (I guess) standing in front of throne.
Close up of King Llane is thinking, maybe he's hearing Lothar reporting the war.
In Blasted Lands (or outland?), a green lightning pierces the sky.
Horde now! The army behind him slowly forward.
Orcs are moving forward.
An orc is watching Dark Portal.
Aside saying - Our hope is destroyed, there is nothing to go back too.
King Llane uses his finger to t
~CLOSED~ Draw my OC Contest (win drawings+points)!Edit 1: prizes added~CLOSED~ Draw my OC Contest (win drawings+points)!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 2: New character added, new references added, prizes added
Edit 3: prizes+characters added
Edit 4: New characters+a deadline
Edit 5: Contest is now over and winners will be announced shortly.
This contest won't have many rules to constrict your creativity, but there has to be some guidelines:
1. You can draw as many entries as you want
2. Drawings can be traditional or digital, and if you're going to use a base please make it look nice~
3. You can draw my characters alone, with your character, with another one of my characters, etc. etc...
4. Literature might be a little tough, but if you have a story in mind go for it!
5. Anyone can help! With voting, prizes, or spreading the word!
6. NSFW art is a-okay,
7. If any more references is needed, just ask me! Among other things, I'm trying to get good references going for all of my characters.
My characters that are available for drawing:
Massive Star Wars Collab - Put together has begun![EDIT -- August 9th] About half-way done putting it together, guys!Massive Star Wars Collab - Put together has begun!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Alrighty! I'm beginning putting together the background which may take a while.
In the meantime if there are any other characters you want to draw, particularly the ones with
go for it. I don't know when I'll be done (maybe a week or two. It's pretty massive!)
Stay tuned for more!
For this collab, we will be drawing all the Star Wars characters we can!
:iconattention-plz: PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES BEFORE SIGNING UP! I don't want you to draw a character and not be allowed in because you missed a rule. ;_;
You don't have to be part of the group to join in the collaboration, but it's HIGHLY recommended at least for the duration of the collab because if I have any updates or new rules, I'm going to send the message here.
Any Star Wars character can only be in the collab once. In other words, if someone has already taken him/her/it, then you can't sig
Collection: SquirrelsCollection: Squirrels7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SQUIRRELS: Borderline Dwellers
Squirrels occupy a perilous space at the borders of human society.
They are rodents, cousins of rats, yet we feel no revulsion as they hop toward us to ask for a cracker or crust of bread. They are cute enough to be pets, though we rarely domesticate them. They are the cutest animals that hunters regularly kill for food. They add that extra touch of life to a city park or a suburban backyard that completes a beautiful tab