Magic of WATERCOLORS #6:iconflyingheartsplz:Magic of WATERCOLORS #62 years ago in Art Features More Like This
-:Born from Fire:- by CarolineSuominenMy Personal Winter-Wonderland by alicelevene
Sidewalk in Charleston by Built4ever
horror croped by cocoshit
Venezia Colorful by yelouSwimming Frog by mellisea
Florales by Calicot-ZCSing by Kait-KuroiI will show you love by Kait-Kuroi
-:Ganesh:- by CarolineSuominenTime has come by Kait-Kuroi
: scabra : by Natasha011Dragon by EnvenHB005 by KoValery
Royal by ShadeofShinonCommission: Henna Fairy by SeraphimFeathers
The smell of storm by akira008Strawberry swing by Leona-Raint
Fantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 17I’ve been making a collection of some of the brilliant stock artistsFantastic Stock and Where to find it - Feature 173 years ago in Art Features More Like This
works that I have come across. It started off as stock I can’t provide
myself so I look for other peoples so I can suggest them. The way I
choose is quite odd, when I see a stock image I have an instant image in
my head of what I could do or create out of that piece of stock. The
image also has to be crystal clear and easily altered.
Anyway, Check them out, I’m sure you’ll agree, just click on their deviation.
A morning in Lothlorien 11 by Dragoroth-stock Scotland15 by faestock wild plant 8 by Jules171 wild plant 7 by Jules171 Premade Background 1480 by AshenSorrow :thumb294155059: :thumb294155375: :thumb293965275: :thumb296003533: :thumb296127187: :thumb296884282: rock stairs stock: 1 by aventris93 Nature's Carousel by Baq-Stock Nature Stock 06 by MirandaRose-Stock :thumb293338079:
Odyssey Propulsion 2The parasite that is monstrously mutating Paul offers an alliance against Maya, Paul’s other dubious “protector.”Odyssey Propulsion 22 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The parasite is Tal’Shen, spawn of Lysanna, hunted forerunner of an ancient aquatic-based intergalactic Cthulhuian-type race once again knocking on Earth’s door. Which “female” is Paul to trust? Is the fate of humanity in question or is this all the hallucinatory fever dream of a dying man?
Only four more chapters! Yet so many questions!
The pressure points have been set: self-survival, self-sacrifice for a greater cause, transmission of a vision of species survival and renewal, trust and deceit in equal measures possible in each relationship. Now it’s time to for the penultimate Big Reveal as to what it’s all about – to set up the Ultimate Big Reveal to what it’s really all about! There’s just time and space enough for you, oh skilled and deviou
As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods:icontechgnotic:As Enduring (and as fleeting) As the Gods3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fri Jul 8, 2011, 7:59 PM
Lucifer - The Fallen by *RainerKalwitz
Marble, Granite, Bronze, Silver, Gold!
Early statuary depicted one’s god’s, and since the medium is
as much the message as the visual message itself – the medium had
to proclaim: This god is as forever lasting as this stone that His
rendering is hewn out of! But all that is solid eventually melts
away into the air, even the most powerful ancient gods and kings –
As the poet Shelley so poignantly noted in Ozymandias.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the
Free Key Giveaway #30 - CLOSEDFree Key Giveaway #30 - CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Downloading SuperdAmn in the newest ChromeNote: This information does not apply to Chrome 35 on Windows and later. Please refer to this blog post. Users of other operating systems may still want to use this journal.Downloading SuperdAmn in the newest Chrome3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's come to my attention that the newest version of Google Chrome, version 21, does not allow installing of extensions from any other place than the Google Store. Perhaps one day, SuperdAmn can be an official extension in the Chrome Web Store if this policy continues, but for now, the below procedure should do:
Download the SuperdAmn script file to your computer. This means:Click the Chrome user script install linkWhen you get to the dA "other sites are scary rah rah" page, right click on the "Continue to..." button and select "Save Link As..." and save the file somewhere
Click the wrench/three lines i
The Art of DeceptionOne of the reasons I love bugs macro photography is because i get to see how some of them have evolved to fool their prey / predator.The Art of Deception2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of the best way to deceive your enemy is camouflage. Leaf, mud, seeds, stick, tree stump, tree bark... the possibility are endless!
Majangella moultoni, Moss Mantis by melvynyeo Leptogastrinae by melvynyeo Seed-like planthopper by melvynyeo Hairy Huntsman Spider by melvynyeo Leaf insect by melvynyeo Leaf mimic Katydid (Chondroderella borneensis) by melvynyeo Broken Twig Stick Insect by melvynyeo Aschiphasma annulipes by melvynyeo Kuhl's Flying Gecko (Ptychozoon kuhli) by melvynyeo Twig mimic moth 2 by melvynyeo Chondroderella borneensis by melvynyeo Twig-Like Feather-Legged Spider by melvynyeo Camouflage by melvynyeo Tree Stump Spider 2 by melvynyeo Masked Hunter Nymph by melvynyeo
Some has gone further by mimicking aggressive insect like ants and wasp
Ant-Mimicking Jumping Spider by melvynyeo Ant mimicry by melvynyeo Myrmarachne plantaleoides by melvynyeo Mantidfly by melvynyeo Wasp mimic Robberfly - Kubah by melvynyeo Batesian mimicry by melvynyeo
But nothing beats mimicking a pile of bird shit
Bird dropping crab spider by melvynyeo Pasilobus sp. by melvynyeo Bird-Dung Crab Spider, Phrynarachne sp. by melvynyeo Cyrtarachne fangchengensis by melvynyeo :thumb397078
Macro groupsThere are many groups dedicated exclusively to Macro and Close-up photography, these are just a few of them:Macro groups1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconMarvelousMacro: MarvelousMacro "Everything and anything that falls into the high quality macro that has the power to amaze. Nature, human and other macro photos are welcome here. Where imagination is very important and passion for everything macro takes first seat in this group."
:iconMacroPhotographers: MacroPhotographers "is a group dedicated to macro and close-up photographers, both amateurs and pros where they can share ideas, tips, experiences and show the world their art!"
:iconTiny-Worlds-Photo: Tiny-Worlds-Photo A place where you can take any ordinary & closely look into a completely new & amazing world.
:iconNatural-Drops: Natural-Drops is a group dedicated to collect only pictures of drops created by mother nature.
Requested Review - Treasure PlanetDisney's 'Treasure Planet' (2002)Requested Review - Treasure Planet3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this is my first requested review! (Yay!) I have a few of these planned based on the asks I get on tumblr (ovah here http://animakitten.tumblr.com/). Before I start this review, I need to start with the 'This is my opinion, you can agree with it or not' speech. Like I mentioned in the past, not every film is liked or disliked by everyone and everyone has the right to say what hey like or dislike about it. Of course it's better not to be an asshole about it and try to give coherent arguments when it comes to analyzing a film, that's why I usually research before reviewing a film I like or dislike.
For example, I usually disagree with Roger Ebert but I like reading his input because he does know a lot about film making and states his opinions with well written arguments, therefore I respect him. Which is funny because I disagree with him 90% of the time.
Alrighty, onto the review. So let's start with a bit of history.
Neo-Victorian Steam-powered Fantasy: SteampunkWelcome to the land that never was in an era that had never been looking forward to the future that never came.Neo-Victorian Steam-powered Fantasy: Steampunk1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome, to steampunk.
1. What is steampunk?
Steampunk is a retro-active subgenre of science fiction that incorporates elements of historical fiction, adventure, horror, speculative fiction, fantasy and alternative history. It exists as a hybrid genre that focuses on a re-imagining of the Industrial revolution when men and women create analog machines to achieve the fullest of human potential. Usually set in Victorian England during the mid- to late-1800’s or the American “Wild West” era, this genre incorporate the spirit of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells in their setting and general mood as well as the new-found relationship between man and his machine.
Steampunk has since become an aesthetic movement, sparking off subcultures that focus on visual art, comics, music, clothing, accessories and “custom mods” where modern-day m
Tutorial - How to Paint EarsWhats up guys, first vid of the year is going to be...... AWWWWW YYYEEAAHHH how to draw ears!! lolTutorial - How to Paint Ears1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here it is, let me know if you have any question!
Karia Contest (CANCELED!!!!)Karia Contest (CANCELED!!!!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
K A R I A
Important to note, for the contest to actually reach completion and prizes to be given out, 5+ entries are needed. Also, if you'd like to join, let me know in the comments below and make sure to read the rules. Thanks. ♥
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☆ Kiss ☆ Vampire Hunter ☆ Sleeping ☆ Masquerade Ball ☆ Winter ☆
As long as you remain in the realm of Vampire Knight and keep Kaito and Maria in character, your imagination can take these themes anywhere. Just remember, it's more about the quality of the piece, not its quantity, but you are allowed to mix themes together in o
.think i'm mad.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
as a hatter,
i want to sit and
drink tea with the dead
for a while
on a sunday afternoon?
just cos i like to
trace the patterns in
the woodwork on
the table with my fingers
when we're talking,
something has been
and it's us,
with words so well
used that they're now
we can't even tell what
they mean anymore
(still cramming them into the distance though)
Collection: Space ArtCollection: Space Art6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There was once a time when art depicting the lands west of the Appalachian Mountains as pristine wilderness awaiting exploration was censured by church and state as distracting from more important matters of the common pieties of home life. But there have always been those who need visions of grander realms for the journeys they can only dream of experiencing, but that may one day be rest stops on their great–great–grandchildren’s celestial road maps.
“In space, race doesn't matter, nationality doesn't matter. In space, you see the world as a globe and you don't see the boundaries.”
– Maggie Aderin–Pocock
Draw a character contest!*CLOSED*My daughter, who is 6, has been collaborating with me. She tells me this continuing story every night as my bedtime story and in the morning I get up and write down the tales she told me the night before. I am the only artist for her and am holding this fun little contest to hopefully inspire some of my fellow DA's to gather up some fanart for her. So here are the rules!Draw a character contest!*CLOSED*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. One or more characters from the story must be in the picture.
2. No nudity or sexually provocative themes.
3. Backgrounds are a bonus, not a necessity.
4. ANY visual medium of art, it's up to you! (pencils, photography, watercolor, digital...it's all gravy)
~How to participate~
Follow the rules above and when you have a finished piece you want to enter into the contest send me the link in a note. After a recent poll the majority wished to extend the deadline. Therefore the contest will end on 8/11/2013**EDITED**. The judge will be myself
Closed Contest♫ This is the official journal for the FLYR8 Contest. ♫Closed Contest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
♪ Important updates ♪
(5/4/14) - Newly added prizes from LEILA-S-P7
(5/4/14) - Newly added prizes from Kaigon
(5/25/14) - Due date extended to June 6th
♫ Theme ♫
The theme is simple, just draw my Vocaloid OC(Or Fanloid, if you will) FYLR8.
She can be found here http://fav.me/d7fp36s and here http://fav.me/d7ghrkr
It must be musically themed in some way since she is a Vocaloid, or it can relate to the song in the description of the second link, flying in the air, swimming, but use your imagination! Ideas are what counts in this contest.
♫ Entry and Submission rules ♫
To assure an official entry, post a journal with a link to this journal, and show me the link in the comments.
Also post a link from this journal in the description of your entry.
Please try to advertise as much as you can
**updated!** Contest! Announcing the AToD (a Tale of Descension) contest!**updated!** Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am working on an artbook right now, filled with concept art for a comic I will start working on in the (hopefully) near furture, and I will be adding a "guest artists" section in the end, where I'll put related art about the characters/places drawn by other artists, which is where you come in!
anyone who enters this contest has a chance to win both the prizes and a page in the artbook!
the artbook in itself is a portfoilo piece and no artwork will be commercially used.
references can be found in the 'concept bible'or this gallery folder!
canvas size: [1200x2480], [2400x2480] or [3600x2480] at 300dpi (this is optional bu
Closed! ** Creativity Contest, Animamundi themed!IT'S CONTEST TIME!Closed! ** Creativity Contest, Animamundi themed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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'Cuz that's what we all love to find out first!
will win a 3 month Premium Membership (Or the point equivalent upon request. That is 636 points. )
will win a 1 month Premium Membership (Or the point equivalent upon request. That is 396 points. )
will win 200 points.
now added. I shall give away 100 points to one non-placing participant. Entrie
Legend of Zelda Feature of Awesomeness!:iconstardivplz::iconstardiv2plz::iconstardiv3plz:Legend of Zelda Feature of Awesomeness!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So it's about time I did another feature. : D Since I've been on a major Legend of Zelda kick, I wanted to find all sorts of stocks that would work well for Legend of Zelda pics! : D (Hey that rhymed. Sort of.) First I will show off the pics I myself have used for LoZ artwork, then we'll get into other awesome stuff. Ready? Enjoy!
And remember to read and conform to the stockers' rules C:
Oh and I'd love to see what you make from these!
So these ones I have used. I have shown the artwork and the stock pic both side by side. I actually used two pics for that first one but one of them has disappeared. D: Same with the second one, it's in storage. (It's the same pic LOL) But if you click on the deviation of the second one, the thumb still shows up in the artist comments for some reason.
At the Turn of the TideAs I am now rewriting a few lines for Episode 40, I look back at the last few months and cannot help myself but to issue a smile, complimented by a cheerfully raised eyebrow and a massive discharge of endorphins by my pituitary gland. We have arrived at our mid-season finale with style, if I may say so myself. The path wasn't always easy, one had to endure quite a bit of stress, invest massive amounts of time, handle not only respect and love, but also obsessive hate, ignorance and a plethora of quite colorful misunderstandings, stemming mostly from my willingness to honestly express my opinions, ignoring whether or not they fit into one of the well-defined thought molds available.At the Turn of the Tide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Our little endeavor has managed to overcome the loss of interest following BioWare's release of the Extended Cut, when a lot of people decided that "this will do" (which is a very cool thing when you think about it – I always emphasize my jealousness aimed towards such an approach). We lost viewers along the
this is the awesomest thing everXDi just ... mind implodes . you know,this is the awesomest thing everXD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and the fact that :iconMizutanitony: got the wrong shirt..makes it even crazier when you realize that Takei still wanted the shirt XD
see, if he did this perfectly, he wouldn't have a funny story to tell, and that my friends is how you have a fun life
just awesome!!! XD
279th feature - Photography - Infants and ChildrenJournal CSS by Jamaal10279th feature - Photography - Infants and Children3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video GamesI'm getting really sick of the idea that the only good action movies or video games are ones where everything is all serious and dark. It's the whole "gritty" concept blown to extremes. But through all the countless games I've played and movies I've watched, I think that we could back off a bit from being too damn serious and have some fun once in a while.On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video Games2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take the latest Die Hard movie as a prime example. From the start it's a dark, gritty, almost monochromatic movie with a 20 minute car chase sequence at the beginning so over-the-top that it's almost cartoony. But the way it's shot is atrocious and there's no character development what-so-ever that 40 minutes into the film I was looking at the clock wondering not only "when will this be over," but also "what the f*** did I just watch?"
Contrast that to something like Independence Day. People like to rag on Independence Day because it's so "goofy" and "absurd." But what helps the film is that we're given time to enjoy the characters s
also.. we may actually have a name for this thingthanx to ~aecardenasalso.. we may actually have a name for this thing3 years ago in Personal More Like This
he suggested sunstone.. a sensible, logical name without any bondage puns to it but relevant to the story
so, my sincere thanx ...now to make a damn logo XD