The Mythology of Sailor MoonSorry for the day delay in plans.The Mythology of Sailor Moon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, its about that time again. Another Sailor Moon related topic for Moon Day. As 2 weeks remain before the Cyrstal Anime pemeires, we got some grounds to cover here. This entry of "Moon Day" would be talking about the history of Mythology and religion protrayed within Sailor Moon and how much it influences Sailor Moon's seires as a whole. As one can guess, Sailor Moon has the mixture of Greek and Roman Mythology and Japanese culture within it, however there are other reilgous Elements within the series as well that are overlooked that we're here to explore today
Sailor Moon and Greek/Roman Mythology
The Primary element within Sailor Moon is Greek and Roman Mythology within the series Let's get the Obivous ones out of the way frist.
As we already know, all the Senshi are based on the planets they come from and all the planets within our Solar System are named after the Greek and Roman Gos but what is the context o
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 67BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 67BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 673 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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You will see here BEST works created by the members.
:iconlovesplz: FEATURES :iconlovesplz:
I fell by autodi:thumb370885294:Delilah Delerious by meshya
Gilbert x Kitsunka - chibi by KitsunkaAngry by vocher for Fun book Project by TYPE-MOON by vocher::OC:: MEILIN by pastelkiitty
Beauty Queen - Lana Del Rey by DeadlyAngel-DrawingsWater Horse by dream-shotResting by SeventhFairy
A Mother's Day gift by ACrowsCollectionEdge (working) by AstrikosLinger by WingChant
C: Nayume by SilverChaimRDJ by TealHeadlight:thumb3720388
(special) non-photography feature nr. 60(special) non-photography feature nr. 602 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Kitten by Solsteyn Masquerade by steph--95 Kingslayer aka Nikolai Coster - Waldau by mimikanij Things I'll Never Say! by TinniTheTwilightGirl
EN DIA FERON by kleanthis Broken Disguise by Lemmy-X Night Shades by EnchantedWhispersArt
Du bist im Labyrinth by DarkLordRinku
a cup of Fantasy by Twinnyx3 Self-Portrait by ArtEatsYou
Another time by Ank0lie Soul by DZIU09 Different faces of Alice by IrenHorrors Alice and the Cheshire Cat by IrenHorrors V by Jay-Allen-Hansen
best discoveries of 2013 pt.3these are the images that I absolutely fell in love with.best discoveries of 2013 pt.32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
My Own Universe.. by steph--95
Gotta go, my planet needs me by o0she0o
Jacs - 2 by thesensualeye
dismember by grevyslineup by awjay
Deep Winter by OctodogPhotography
Untitled by mary-jeanne
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Fireflower by jadelizabethStar Wars by ladyjartUnforgettable times! by fredvegerano
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
Watchers Feature - Week 69To show my appreciation to my watchers, each week I'm featuring one selected deviation from each watcher in chronological order.Watchers Feature - Week 692 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are this week's features:
:iconGnarlyRockerchick: Secret Santa Gift: Mmeegzz by GnarlyRockerchick
:iconBaccano6: Katniss Everdeen by Baccano6 :iconChiyoMiya: Sleeping sister by ChiyoMiya
:iconVitaaz: Tea party by Vitaaz :icon2BeAnnounced: Just Let Go by 2BeAnnounced
:iconsameer-patil: Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by sameer-patil :iconJax-00:
Journal Skins - When will code be yours?A while ago it happened that i saw a journal skin that looked very familiar to one of mine. After checking the code i realized that it was my journal skin and only images have been replaced.Journal Skins - When will code be yours?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Because of that and after writing a journal to remind people that it isn't right to do something like that, i was asked when someone can call a journal code their own.
First i wanted to give an explanation via reply, but after thinking about it i realized that this can't be answered easily and should be available for more than one person to read (and to be found later again easily as well).
That's why i asked my watchers and maybe random guests who visit me to tell me when they would consider a journal as their own or when someone could claim such as own code.
To avoid that the answer to that question will reflect just my opinion i will highlight a few opinions from the feedback i got after stating my own point of view on this matter as well.
For those of you who already used a install skin to crea
Cosplay Friday: SkyrimCosplay Friday: Skyrim1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
COSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An Adventurer
Skyrim - Dovahkiin Helmet
Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.
Welcome To Skyrim.
Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.
Now for those of you who wis
Weekly Group Feature #19! Halloween Special!:iconpumpkinplz: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!! :iconpumpkinplz:Weekly Group Feature #19! Halloween Special!4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This weeks featured group is:
Happy Halloween ghouls and gals, hope your having a terrible most deadly time indeed. Mwhahaha!! This weeks group feature will be filled with lots of awesome scarily good artwork which I am sure you will enjoy very much.
"darkclub is a community interested in art. We want to see Dark Art, Dark Stories, Poetry & Photography. We want to see gore, macabre and creepy works."
Would you like to see what lurks in the galleries of darkclub?
The Hunger by QuarantineStudioCity of Obscurity by YaensArtGrim Series 1 by EvanMariah
Smile Of Hunger by jhitongingkzGhosts by LukasSowadaNom Anor by instinct191
Lost Flesh by D3vilusion:thumb265432142:The Pumpkin Witch is coming by SnaeckaI'll Be Seeing You... by kimbocat
The Cleaner by IreneLangholmPretty Little Creatures by IreneLangholm:thumb26404
Photography Weekly Edition FourteenPhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly Edition Fourteen4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Take Only Photographs, Leave Only Footprints." - Urban Explorers Creed
Sometimes it's easy to forget the things around us that were once iconic and useful. In everyday life that could include a multitude of household objects, bits and bobs, clothes, gadgets - all sorts. But in Photography - a specific aspect of Photography - people close doors and board up buildings sometimes with little or no notice. They erect a fence around that old asylum and ship everything out or they install security guards at the boundaries of an army camp. Those places get forgotten and one day there will be nobody left that will remember them. That's where Urban Exploration comes in.
I'm not telling you to go out and scale the wall of your nearest derelict hospital in the name of photography. It takes a certain kind of person (and agility!) to do that anyway, but there are many depths to U
Redesign a character contest!If there's something we love about fan art is how artists take artistic liberties and portray characters in their own style and different scenarios we wouldn't see otherwise. Some people will say that fan art is unoriginal, but from experience there's a lot of creativity involved when it comes to depicting your favourite characters in a different light, deviating from the way they were designed by their creators.Redesign a character contest!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is why, inspired by the Pokedesign Challenge by *CrazyRatty on Tumblr, your friendly neighborhood Fan Art CVs decided to host a fun little contest for you!
How it works:
Pick a character from any fandom you like.
Come up with at least 3 different re-designs for them and put them in a single image.
Upload to deviantART's Fan Art Gallery
The Stock Market - No. 1The Stock Market - No. 13 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
1967 - I.
BRINGING IT TO LIFE by Xaomi
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR by CharleneApril
ON MY MIND by Sangelus
Development and You: A Guide to Dynamic CharactersIf there’s one thing people love to create, artist or writer, novelist or comic artist or casual doodler, it’s a character. Creating your own character opens up a world of storytelling possibilities for you, enabling you to control their destiny, to take them to far off places where they can fight dragons and dinosaurs and robots made of lasers and--ahem. I’m getting ahead of myself. When an author creates a character, however, there is one thing that they desperately want to avoid: the infamous Mary Sue, chief destroyer of interesting plotlines and worshipped by all--except, of course, the reader. A Mary Sue is the bane of any writer’s existence, her rainbow hair waving in the wind like some kind of sick banner of plot destruction.Development and You: A Guide to Dynamic Characters4 years ago in Personal More Like This
There’s a lot more to a Mary Sue than an impressive grocery list of skills, color-changing eyes, and giant tits, though. You may be asking yourself ‘How do I avoid making an unrealistic character?’
Sleep Death s Little Sister.This is my new short film. I hope you enjoy it.Sleep Death s Little Sister.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Her ragged breathing rocked your cradle. You never open your eyes, you're afraid of her caramelized cough and morbid blue watercolor carefully smeared on your palms. Death keeps your rest until you release to the will the thoughts that touched the candles that fill the room with timid trembling light. And you hear how she calculates dry bumblebees:
- One, two, three, four, five, six, seven …
Seven weeks she sits near to your bed. She draws a deep seas and a inaccessibility of the heavens.She allows to whisper something inaudible to her, but understandable to Somnambulists that are leaning against the roughened wall. Their faces have imprints of your hands, such endless blue …
When the rustling of the last words will be learned, Death will lead them away. She will give each of them a handful of seeds … They will grow seeds in their lungs. You'll forget about Somnambulists when she would bring them out of the room.
You will forget all of th
The Summoner Art Contest - CLOSED, read updateThe Summoner Art Contest - CLOSED, read update3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
DON'T WORRY, THIS IS STILL BEING JUDGED.
The past couple weeks have just been hectic due to it being Valentine's and whatnot.
(Not to mention a couple of the people I need to get opinions from haven't been on due to their own reasons.)
Everything is set to be announced by the first week of March at the latest, however.
Thank you for your patience, and I apologise for the wait!
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW, 100% CLOSED.
No more will be accepted from this point on.
Now comes the toughest part of all... judging. And it's going to be a difficult task indeed.
Unlike last times when I did all solely by myself, this time I will be getting some assistance from people I know who are also familiar with The Summoner, its premise/background and characters.
Final decisions will be mine, however...
I ask for everyone's patience in this, and it might not be until March that I'm able to find the time to finalise everything.
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character through his/her physical appearance.
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 1|Archives
I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be inclusionary, redeeming and welcoming to any artist on their own path. Instead of just crediting naikki with the inspiration for this new series on depthRADIUS, I also invited her to provide a quote about Herman Hesse of her own to kick off this series.
Contemplations of the sharp-eyed mystic: when words become the palette to paint the journey
7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better ArtistPractice, practice, practice. Gah.7 Tips To Instantly Become A Better Artist4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Attend life drawing classes over the summer. Blegh.
Take a sketchbook with you everywhere you go, and fill up ten of those bad boys at the coffee shop. Pfft.
Let's be honest here. We all want to become better artists, like, right frickin' now. We don't even want to have to suffer through hour-long tutorials of some pompous snooty hack bloviating over the intricate methods of drawing eyes on YouTube. We want progress, we want improvement, and we want it on our desk in ten minutes ago!
Fine, fine, I hear ya'. While these aren't going to make an instant Leonardo da Vinci out of you, these might get you up to...ehh...Basquiat caliber. Sure, I've made tutorials, but those are more about setting up Photoshop for the sake of coloring an image, and not so much building yourself artistically. Those are more technical lessons. Artistically
Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Taking your art to the next level in 2015!
Duel of the fates
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
Famously said by many, “Ninety percent of success is showing up.” How true it is about a soul killing combination: looking at what our own first efforts in any endeavor, particularly art, result in, and then looking at the works of far more experienced artists. Giving up always seems the logical, if panicked,
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Coven - The Master Race, Powers OptionalWatch depthRADIUSCoven - The Master Race, Powers Optional2 years 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
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3500 points give away, winners announced3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
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Aesop Rock and Draft OneIn the door I'm already seven shots in. My friends are snowed in Chi-town style, so I'm at this concert solo. It's a "SOLD OUT, NO REALLY SOLD OUT" show, or so says the sign on the door in industrial sharpie. I buy a couple shirts. You gotta support the independents. I catch myself standing in the middle of the bar area, holding two shirts down at my sides and immediately turn to the bar and order an oatmeal stout. My hoodie comes off and I tie it around my waist to holster my newly purchased shirts. I need something else to do with my hands. If there's no place to sit, you gotta be doing something with your hands. If you're 6'3 and just standing in a bar, but not at the bar, with your hands at your side, somehow this act of absorbing everyone around you peacefully creeps people out a bit. I'm wearing my mewitoutYou shirt and I'm capping my buzz off with an oatmeal stout and despite my waist-sweatshirt t-shirt holster deservabAesop Rock and Draft One3 years ago in Personal More Like This