Collection: Joan of ArcCollection: Joan of Arc5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1412—1431) is the ultimate iconic rebellious teenager. In nineteen years she lived a fuller and more exciting life, effecting the future histories of the two most powerful nations on Earth, than most can even dream of, and then died a martyr’s death for her cause and beliefs, for which she was declared a saint 500 years later. Her story has been told in many novels, movies and comic books. She was the girl who God gave a mission to drive the occupying English out of northern France. So fervid was her demand for action that she was made an advisor to the French high command and led them to victory after victory in the cause of F
The Committed Canvas:icontechgnotic:The Committed Canvas4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tattooing has existed since the very beginnings of Neolithic human expression and has since those ancient beginnings continued to be a reliable flash indicator of personality type. There are those people who get tattoos and there those people who simply do not. Even though the social opprobrium for getting inked has greatly disappeared in recent years, and even though skin art has become almost boringly de rigueur amongst rock guitarists and other entertainers, there is still one element that separates the tattooed from the non-tattooed in terms of artistic appreciation: commitment.
Tattoos may be the first “interactive” art form. The art lover doesn’t just buy an artist’s artwork – he or she becomes one with artwork, he or she commits to becoming a living canvas for the artwork, he or she, by choosing the tattoo to be borne forever, shares authorship with the tattoo artist of the artwork. T
Movie Review:Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's StoneMovie Review:Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Volan-de-Mort and heavenly motorcycle by lost-angel-less
Light and airy, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone delivers a solid and smooth story against a sweeping world full of charming magic.
It’s not hard to see why it's a tale many have watched and loved, for it’s a classic story of a boy with humble and sad beginnings quickly lifted into a fantasy whe
So you want a Daily Deviation?You work harder than ever before on an image, checking every bit of it to see if there is anything else that can be done. With a bit of pride and excitement, you post it and get a little excited as people post some comments and faves to it. This is the one that is going to flood the gallery directors inbox with suggestion notes as people flock to suggest it for a daily deviation. Some people might have even told you they suggested it, all you have to do is wait for your spot in the sun as it gets featured.So you want a Daily Deviation?8 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well, some time goes by and nothing happens. Maybe the admin has a ton of suggestions and the suggestion note was not opened yet. Some more waiting, no feature. All the excitement turns to a variety of negative feelings as time slips by. Maybe the frustration causes you to question why you even bother with it all. "Why are people with smaller galleries than mine, or less time here than mine gettin
PlacesPlaces2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The dark, the wonderful, the mysterious, the enchanted, the abandoned.
batisse2 by kankrelax
Insane Moment by FlorentCourty
569 by NigritaThe last leafs in November by piximi
Sudden Fire by FlorentCourty
::Sunny Side Up:: by cichutkoAlong a Forgotten Way by FlorentCourty
In a bed of grass by Mafia--Hitman
Stampede by phoelixdeSigns by turbotvr
Blackpool Tower Ballroom by kippa2001
Paint Tool Sai on Mac with tablet pressureHow to: Get Paint Tool Sai running on a Mac with tablet pen pressure supportPaint Tool Sai on Mac with tablet pressure3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Surprisingly a lot of people don't know that you can do this.
In every stream someone asks, "What program is that?"
Artist replies, "Paint Tool Sai"
Then someone else says, "I want Sai but I can't use it because I have a Mac,"
Not true! You actually can. It's not that difficult, either.
Using virtualization software, you can get Sai running on a Mac inside a window as if it were a native Mac program.
I use it to ink almost all of my pictures, in fact.
Fair warning: This does cost a bit of money. You're looking at at about $150 at minimum to buy both Sai and Windows licenses, and add another $50-80 if you choose to get priced virtualization software.
At that point you might want to consider instead getting Photoshop Elements 11 for Mac ($100), but if you want to run Windows software and games on your Mac as well as Sai, this would be the best option.
This video demonstr
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
CONTEST! WIN MEMBERSHIP! -CLOSED-CONTEST! WIN MEMBERSHIP! -CLOSED-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
SO BIG CONTEST AT LAAAAAAAAAAST :'D
This time the theme is...
You can choose between all the couples I have I will let it down and draw their! ♥
Be a watcher, but not obligatory ;u;
Fave this journal optative but I will love you if so it ;u;
You can do all the entries you want.
All the style aceppted!
Comment here with your entry.
If I recive so many entries from one couple, I will delete from this journal. If you choose their before that happen, you still can draw them.
I will valorate the technique, originality, quality, color, background or transparent BGs, but you can let it without background , etc...
What I like:
~New outfits >u<
Deadline: 15th Nomember
Contest!!! (OPEN)DEADLINE 22 Januar - 10th AprilContest!!! (OPEN)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(when your entry is done, please leave a comment with a link or send me a note with "contest entry")
Hi guys, I thought about to start a new contest (again).
Anyway, this time I want to let you artistic freedom! For some inspiration you can look at some of this drawings (just for inspiration) : http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=30343574 http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=29407851 http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=29772694 http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=27404565
You can change their outfits (Koeda or Izumi)
You could vote on the characters, so those two won (in the short vote) thozgh Kyori is my main Oc, she will be not availble to be drawn here ^-^
draw them as child, normal, more mature.
Fantasy-like, Sci-Fi , cute anything that comes in your sence.
Only rule is that it must be drawn by you!
You can draw m
A little opinion...About the frontage thing... I think more than change the "popular" system, a new options set for the frontage are needed. This is not because I could be somewhat affected by the change, my pics keep appearing in FrontPage and the watchers are still following my work (and I thank you so much for that ) but because I saw a lot of people misplacing art and taking advantage of the new system, helping even more to create the odd idea of a popularity "goal/prize". I like the idea of the popular frontage because it works pretty much like a musical ranking and it was a tool to know public´s preferences: wich kind of concepts/ideas/colors/styles works better and like a test to know the effect of a specific work. Somewhat of democratic voice, that helps to know to the public a bit more.A little opinion...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before you ask, NO, I don't think that the goal of an artist is to be popular and I don't think that "popular=better" I saw both as different parameters that sometimes goes hand by hand and sometimes runs
Collection: To Battle The HordeCollection: To Battle The Horde3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
To Battle The Horde
“What do we die for, if not family, friends and freedom? We have fled from a crude reality, yet fate and war chase us, shake us like winter winds bully a wooden house. So let us fight evil with bravery, oblivion with willpower, doom to our very last breath: we have risen together, and together we fall. Where but here, at the last outpost of our kingdom, can we defeat the horde?”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Doing Requests... With a twist! (not really)aww yeah it's that time of year again!Doing Requests... With a twist! (not really)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You guys are so supportive and I love each and every one of you. Yes even you with your weird foot fetish art. My beautiful freak. <3
So to show my appreciation, much like last year, I'm taking requests for free. However unlike last year I will not be doing every single one- nor will they all be sketchy headshots. In fact some may be a full fledged illustration, bust, headshot, sketch, or nothing at all! SUCH A GAMBLE.
I'll only be doing characters that peak my interest. So yeah just think of it as random hehe. (Though I'm fond of girls, knights, and anything that can glow obnoxiously hinthinthint)
These will be done randomly so check back frequently on my DA/DoodleTumblr to see if yours got chosen <:
-Info to apply-
Please leave a comment in this journal only (no notes) I can hide comments if desired. leave any information/refs you think I need, even ideas for pictures! Not guaranteed ofc. But yeah need those refs please, even a t
Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!Taking Your Art to The Next Level in 2015!2 months 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,
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Diablo III Fan Art Contest WinnersDiablo III Fan Art Contest Winners1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Diablo III Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest, we asked you to join the crusade against death itself by portraying the Heroes of Sanctuary or Malthael preparing for their coming conflict. Christian Lichtner, Art Director of Diablo III, reviewed and considered each of the twenty-five semi-finalists and picked three winners who best prepared their Diablo characters.
Read Christian's comments on each winning artwork below, and check out the winning de
Art Theme ContestCreate the perfect wall of art from the best community of artists in the worldArt Theme Contest1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Find a common theme and select three Prints from the Fine Art section of the Prints Shop that you feel would look great together on a wall. Our judges will then select 5 Finalists to win their selections presented in the NEW Gallery Framed Print style. Artists will be paid their full royalty on the winning prizes.
When you win, your walls win, and the Artists win, too!
How To Enter
Decide on an original and compelling theme.
Select 3 Fine Art Prints related to the theme.
Provide a quick description of your theme in your submitted comment.
Place your selection in a comment below.
The new Add Media tool, which lets you easily add formatting, emoticons, and images to comments, can be used in full on this article. Adding images to comments by using the Conversation, Sta.sh
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror1 year 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
Character Design: An introductionCharacter Design: An introduction2 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
Awesome art!Carmilla by audreymolinattiOtto and victoria by audreymolinattia goblin whirlwind by audreymolinattiThe Fire Heart Maiden by Detective-MayThe Halfling. by xiao-speckFound you by AdriennEcsediWaterfall fun by AdriennEcsediLennon by DPasschierMy Cousin And His Dog by DPasschierWoman 3 by DPasschierAwesome art!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Comment, fav, and watch these awesome artists!
me largo al fin del mundo~ok nome largo al fin del mundo~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
solo me voy a un pueblito lejano C:
sin internet C:
no se por cuanto tiempo ._. pero supongo regreso aprox el miercoles e.e
quiza vuelva con dibujos nuevos :I (a mano! volvemos a lo clasico )
me van a extrañar mis queridos subditos uwu
cuando vuelva quiero 20 fan arts en este journal e_é (¿?)
este es el momento en el que te das cuenta de que desperdiciaste 1 minuto valioso de tu vida viendo este inutil jounal uwu
Neltharion and SinthariaNeltharion and Sintharia2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thought I'd show this off to everyone. This image was a color of a sketch I did about two years ago. Done by Ortheka
This was the original image...
I gave her permission to paint over the original sketch because...well, I was procrastinating like I do and didn't finish it.
And it's a pretty good color. I really did like it and well, if I didn't, I wouldn't be telling you guys about it!
I think the one issue that I have is Nel's rather smooth looking chin–but that's just a small nitpick of mine and it doesn't really distract from the over all quality.
Pretty neat. Check it out. Thanx, Ortheka
Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)*edit* *edit* doodle giveaway is now closed everybody! am now going through all the comments that want one and adding to my to do list ^^Free Giveaway (points + doodle) (UPDATED AGAIN!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*edit* have given away all the points, guess you'll just have to wait until the next giveaway, i'm still accepting doodle requests though ^^
Hi everyone! Guess what? little old me is doing a giveaway.
I have 117 points to give away so the first 117 people to favourite this journal and comment with the word "points" each get a point.
By the way if you want more point giveaways in the future some donations wouldn't go amiss, just donate to the donation pool on my page if you want to
Anyways, onto the next part of the giveaway:
I fancy doing some free doodles for you guys and actually of you guys in fact, kinda like my ID. The rules for this are:
.you must send me a link to a full size photo of yourself .in the photo you must be wea
The Pop Flux ReportThe Pop Flux Report5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Pop Flux Report
What’s next for our superhero role models?
Is Time Travel the next sci–fi bellwether?
Time once was that the “Hero” business was so much simpler
Whether you were Beowulf, Ulysses or Flash Gordon, you simply accepted that by birth or circumstances beyond your control, you were a special and exemplary specimen of humankind elevated above normal commoners.
Corsariomarcio X MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST poster