Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-FinalistsDeviantART and Blizzard challenged you to prepare yourself by creating an original artwork featuring one or more of the six heroes of Sanctuary or of Malthael preparing for the upcoming battle. Our judges pored through each entry and selected the top twenty-five works, which will now be sent to Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III to choose the final three. Congratulations to the 25 Semi-Finalists below!Diablo III Fan Art Contest Semi-Finalists1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
- Signed boxed copy of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector's™ Edition
- 1,000 deviantART points
The New Street Photographer's ManifestoFebruary 7, 2013/by techgnoticThe New Street Photographer's Manifesto2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “decisive moment”— the captured instant when all the photograph’s elements come together to tell a story in a way a text narrative of thousands of words could never begin to. It is what hooks people, both practitioners and advocate-devotees, on the art form. It is uniquely completely immersive in life— step out into the streets— in which the moment of artistic epiphany can never be guessed at until it suddenly happens. When it is properly mastered, it is as pure as the dawn of each new day, as true as the living organism of a teeming street scene catching a breath as one.
It's no easy task to pull a book together for publication and "The New Street Pho
Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute:icontechgnotic:Steve Jobs - Community Contest & Tribute3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A number of media outlets are closely monitoring the artistic response by our community to the death of Steve Jobs.
For me, Steve Jobs is an icon. The John Lennon of our time. And while his wife and children, as well as Apple and Pixar, are the landmarks of his life, Steve Jobs encapsulates the core values that have inspired a generation, separate from the images put forth by his companies.
It is his iconography that we as a community should come together and try our hands at capturing. No small feat, but it is precisely what I'd like to see us do. The iconography of Steve Jobs himself. Apple and Pixar and those types of images aside, Steve Jobs transcends these accomplishments through the meaning of his life's work, his vision, and the inspiration that he will continue to be to us all.
Iconography is the branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the int
Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 2I FINISHED IT!!!!! :iconfinallyplz:Super Smash Bros x Attack on Titan Opening 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
I can't believe I'm done...after 6 months of working (Could've been 4 or 5 if school wasn't in the way all the time...T__T) I'm done...
My initial deadline was by the end of April, but....I finished a lot earlier than that. I FEEL INVINCIBLE NOW!!!!
If you're gonna comment, it would be nice if you were to comment on the actual YouTube page. But if you can't because of reasons, then it's okay....I guess....
Feel free to share on Tumblr or other websites as long as you link back to the original video page.
Please do not reupload as your own. I w
ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY QUESTIONS OF INTEREST HERE:ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
LE concours: lisez (See other journal for English)Bien ! Voici l'heure de notre nouveau concours, que je voulais proposer pour l'anniversaire du groupe - entre le travail et la grippe, j'ai pris du retard...LE concours: lisez (See other journal for English)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Le thème : Notre Forteresse Brûle.
Oui, je sais... mais si j'ai baptisé le groupe comme cela, c'est pour une raison - hormis la chanson éponyme de cet obscur groupe américain que j'adore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1aJPEFtoNg
Qu'est-ce que cela ? Notre forteresse - ce que nous sommes, ce que nous gardons caché, ce que nous protégeons, ou ce dont nous avons peur... Elle brûle - pour plusieurs raisons... Dramatiques, ironiques, philosophiques, parodiques. Peut-être est-ce nous-même qui y mettons le feu, afin de pouvoir avancer... Peut-être est-ce notre passé que nous brûlons... Peut-être est-ce une conséquence de nos guerres... Peut-être parce que, tout simplement, elle était moche ou démodée.
Voici le thème. Qu'est-elle, votre forteresse, et pourquoi brûle-t-elle ? Racontez. Pas de limites au style : une pa
THANKSGIVING JOURNALNo features today. For once in my life here on DA, this time i want to show all my true love to all people who are supporting me here. Only a few are doing it since i joined DA, some of them never wrote a comment, but always faved every single new work. The rest always do it, so is cool, because im always curious to know what people feel watching it, from the images to the concepts.THANKSGIVING JOURNAL1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But the real thank you is for all the people who hate my guts. Not here, well, here there´re a lot of arrogant assholes, or people who seem to have a lot of free time and are always ready to write stupid critics without a base, etc etc.... the funny ones.
If you know me, i really never give a fuck about good or bad comments, faves, views... Numbers are... numbers. Today is a great day for me, because finally, after a hard working year, i made real a dream. Life so strange, the 2012 was so hard for me, no money to pay bills, i was so close to be a homeless, sometimes i had to choose to spent my money f
Imagine the PossibilitiesImagine the possiblities.Imagine the Possibilities3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Fine Art Prints
Imagine the Possibilities
Imagination allows us to create and embellish things in our mind's eye, making even the most mundane as lush or as dangerous as it needs to be.
Artwork: Softly sleeping by `arcipello; Heaven in H
New years resolution.I slept through new years.New years resolution.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Still sick... But partying isn't exactly my thing. Neither is drinking.
My resolution this year is going to be: to balance myself
Spontaneously, I feel like writing. So here's a story.
In 2011, I was on the right track. On the way to being more centered--I was feeling good and I was accomplishing a lot (mentally and artistically). But then towards the end of the year, things got shitty... I put myself in a bad situation (the kind I didn't know exactly how to respond to)... and as a result things spiraled out of control.
In a nutshell: I lost my sense of self.
January 2012? All the mental [and spiritual] progress I had made up until that point seemingly vanished. I felt like I didn't know myself anymore--I felt as though I had betrayed my self-confidence. Depression inevitably drowned me. My health suffered. I went from 120lb to 109lbs--which made everything worse. Ill body, ill mind...
I disconnected from everything.
Eventually the episod
Furious 7:Have Car Chases Finally Jumped The SharkFurious 7:Have Car Chases Finally Jumped The Shark3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
FURIOUS 7: Have Car Chases Finally Jumped The Shark?
Many years from now the little ones will all gather round you to once again hear the story of how you read the very first article by Evan Wood (eawood) ever published on the Today Page. But for now… please join the entire editorial team in welcoming Evan as our new Staff Writer extraordinaire!
Season finale thoughts.Season finale?Season finale thoughts.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I loved it.
The FiM team is amazing, and I am consistently impressed with the work they do on each episode.
I marvel at the believability they breathe into the world and the characters. From the writing to the music to the animation. Each component is seriously and thoughtfully composed... The emotions of the characters feel genuine, and because the characters take themselves seriously, the viewers connect with them.
Cartoons/animations/comics have immense power... and it makes me so happy to see a cartoon that finally takes that power seriously. Most people dismiss the idea of cartoons being serious, and that is a tragic mistake... Cartoons are symbolic in their expression, and the more "simple" they are, the more symbolic they may become. My Little Pony is the perfect example of this. The designs are simple, but the symbolism is rich with meaning and substance (because the creators care). This is why it is a good show.
Children deserve to be taken serious
LMS PRINT 2 IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!!Hello!LMS PRINT 2 IS UP FOR PRE-ORDER!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Long time no talk! Well, after a long road of issues, and a quick sell out of the first run, LMS is finally ready for print again!
Yup, you heard me right. You can now buy the book that nearly half my gallery is about! So please, spread this news around to anyone you know interested. They won't be available forever!
READ CAREFULLY. Also, order before a certain time and get goodies!
First off: thanks for your continued interest in LMS and with tons of emails pouring in over the past year urging us to reprint the book (which many of you reported to have found for $ 500 and more on amazon & eBay), your pleads have finally been heard. So: straight to the good news; we just selected our printing partner for a re-print and now it's time to get the party started for exactly that.
We are producing LMS in Hardcover Edition (223 pages; Size: 17" x 14" x 1") at the price of US-$ 49.00!
So, if you're still intent on picking up a (or several) copy/copies, as you
TG Animation - 'The Ghost Bride'This is a first, but due to technical reasons I wasn't able to make a Flash version of this animation. Don't worry though because the YouTube version works fine.TG Animation - 'The Ghost Bride'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"It really sucks to have you car break down in the middle of nowhere, especially when the only house around is a haunted mansion. Most people have the common sense to avoid a house as creepy as this place, but this guy is willing to go in. Predictably, trouble awaits him inside..."
"The Ghost Bride" is my third commission for Mako :iconmsmako:. I hope you like it, and I'm sorry about not having the Flash version this time.
SOME NEWS AND THE GODS HELMETFirst of it all, i want to show all my gratitude to all the people who are supporting my crap and my music last day, to know some people have Mister 13 folder on their mp3 players and Iphones is so amazing to me. Holy shit thank you. After the dead of my computer i thought to start again would be so slow and painful but you can fuck with a badass. So finally i´ve a release date in October for my first offical album, some comissions running and my book will be released as soon as my lazy printer will give to me a date for to start. So you know, the end is the beginning.SOME NEWS AND THE GODS HELMET1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Second volume of Ghost Among Us and another Mighty Balls volume soon, this time some old funk-jazz-blues-soul songs with a modern vibe.
To all the people who ask for my Facebook, my apologies for that, if you know me you know i dont have account and my opinion of the social networks.
After some crazy request of from where find the inspiration for my art, i decided to use my journals for to continue supporting artists and
I Believe in Santa ClausI was in second grade when my friend first dropped the Santa bomb on me. Later that night, I talked to my mom about it and she told me everything. When she finally sent me back to bed, I turned around and asked one more burning question, "So who eats all of the cookies?" to which my mother simply replied "Yum." My parents asked me to keep the secret from my sister, which I diligently did because even as a youngster, I knew that when she found out, there would no longer be presents from Santa.I Believe in Santa Claus3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The past few Christmases have been relatively uneventful. I do the same traditions that I did when I was young, but the cheer is gone. No matter how much I try, I cannot get myself to the same level of excitement that I did when I was a child. It wasn't until this year that I realized that in the past few years, I have been looking inward and asking myself why Christmas wasn't the same, when all the while, I should have been looking
It's been a long time since I ranted.Okay, you can ignore this if you want, but I just gotta get things of my chest omgIt's been a long time since I ranted.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. You say you're a real Pokemon fan. Though you hate the new games. Yeah, you're a FAN alright.
2. //sees a cover of a song or an original song on YouTube// OMG ITZ AUTOTUNED!!!111!!!21
3. When you put something in the fridge for yourself and someone else eats/drinks it. DID IT SAY IT WAS FOR YOU?
4. When your mom wants you to brush your teeth BEFORE you eat something. BECAUSE ORANGE JUICE TASTE SOOO GOOD WITH TOOTHPASTE.
5. Oh, you say you're pretty? Okay, yeah. With your fake nails, fake hair, fake eyelashes, fake boobs, fake eye colors. And your make up looks like some five year old's finger painting.
6. When people make Pokemon Gijinkas and they are ALL girls.
7. You wear scene/emo clothes. "STOP LABELIN' MEHHH" if you want people to stop labeling you, change your clothes. /omg
8. When you draw at school and someone tells you, "WHY DON'T YOU DRAW GIRLS WITH GIANT BREASTS? I HATE SEEING YOU DRAW ALL
Disqordilicious.So... wow... My inbox has been exploding all week. I've been completely floored by the response to my little graphic story about Disqord.Disqordilicious.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've gotten so many wonderful, beautiful, comments! I read them all, even if I do not respond to each one. I am so moved that so many people found my little story so interesting! Really, it makes me all glowy to know that I was able to hit the artistic nail on the head. Nothing is more satisfying to an artist than knowing that their work "got to people".
Many of you understood exactly what I was aiming for, and that makes me happiest of all!
Knowing that I was able to communicate my artistic vision (with a fan comic!) feels so triumphant. As I posted each page, I would read the comments and keep them in mind when painting the next page... I would put extra effort into emphasizing certain points and ideas of mine to help better communicate them. Really, all of your comments truly helped me to hone my idea and inspire me to keep up with the work. So th
My favorite „The Lord Of The Rings“ MomentsJust like so many other people, I have a long history with "The Lord Of The Rings". From my very early childhood up to this very day I have been fascinated with Middle Earth and everything connected to it. "The Hobbit" is my favorite book of all time and "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy is my favorite movie of all time. Seeing that "The Hobbit" is coming to cinemas this winter, I think it is time to re-watch these movies once again and list up my favorite scenes. Since I own The Special Extended DVD, I will use the extended cut for this list. Please keep in mind that this list is just based on my personal opinion and therefore maybe you'll be upset that your favorite scene might not be on this list. If so, you are welcome to tell me which scene that is, but please remember that everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I will try to give reasons for why I love the scenes so much, so maybe you can understand my opinion.My favorite „The Lord Of The Rings“ Moments3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now that that's out of the way, without any further ado, I will di
Pony Fans and Pony FriendsPony Fans and Pony Friends10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have NOTHING but good things to say about the folks I’ve had the pleasure of talking to, hanging out with and calling my friends in the My Little Pony fan community. When it comes down to it, everyone is here because of one reason- they like the tiny horse cartoon. Bottom line. I’ve never run into a single instance of the legion creepy, pervy, fedora-wearing, neckbeard misogynist bullies that are claimed to populate every pony-friendly website and convention.
Quite the contrary, I’ve had a wonderful time every step of the way and I appreciate EVERYONE I’ve joined along the ride- bronies and nor/mlp/eople, artists and musicians , VAs and staff, men, women, kids a
Ughhwhy can't people stop bitching and just let people do what the fuck they wanna doUghh2 years ago in Personal More Like This
if they wanna draw alligators playing baseball then go the fuck ahead
it's not like it offends you in any way
if it's not your taste, you don't have to insult it/them
and you don't have to post a comment about it, just say it in your head and go away
they didn't draw for you, so don't piss yourself
they drew it because they wanted to, they don't expect you to like it, they just want to share it because they liked it
Sure, I don't like My Little Pony, but do you see me insulting artists who do?
I honestly don't care what they do, because it's none of my business.
and why bitch about something that's not even real just oh my god
not everything has to be realistic, unless the artist wants it to
People just bug me sometimes because they need to learn when to speak and when not to
I'm just tired of some people on this site
They think that insulting people and acting like complete assholes is okay
Beautiful Creatures Light Or Dark ContestBeautiful Creatures Light Or Dark Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The movie Beautiful Creatures in association with deviantART are pleased to present the "Light" or "Dark" contest. Using the asset pack provided, and with inspiration from the trailer above, get ready to create your most compelling LIGHT or DARK version of Lena!
In the film Beautiful Creatures, based off of the best-selling novel, Lena is a caster, a person who can use magic, and on her birthday she will be Claimed for either Light or Dark. As that day approaches, Lena along with her love interest Ethan uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Is it fat
Devious Journal EntryThe moments in this last episode that spoke to me.Devious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Books Are BackBooks Are Back1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hardcovers, softcovers, calendars and other things are available again in the 4DE online store!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way, no rigid process you must adhere to, no shoulds or shouldn'ts except those you designate for yourself. This is one of the fun parts of being an artist, really - have a heady good time with it.
Logically Attired CowgirlsFeature time!Logically Attired Cowgirls2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Now, I love me a good Western, but as any classic film fan can attest, the genre isn't exactly known for its equitable portrayal of women. A deviantart search for "cowboy" or "wild west" brings up all manner of male gunslingers and badasses...unfortunately, their female equivalents are more elusive. For whatever reason, cowgirls (like nurses and schoolgirls) are a RIDICULOUSLY fetishized group - it's like an unwritten rule of the internet that all cowgirls must be depicted in outlandishly sexualized clothing that would make no sense for a person living an active outdoor lifestyle.
Now, I've got no problem with ecchi, and I appreciate beautiful women as much as the next person, but sometimes it's refreshing to see pictures of Western ladies that focus on something besides cowhide thongs and kinky lassos. That's what this feature is about: images of cowgirls who look like (or at least make some attempt to approximate) actual frontierswomen, instead of soft core porn