This is why you should google your artworks..Hey deviants !This is why you should google your artworks..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm coming to you with this small article to make you understand why you should google your artwork...
Here's the story...
Today while eating my lunch at work, browsing the web like i'm used to do during those small 10mins of break, I found one of my artwork on a facebook link...
Strangely this was a spanish "zen" website...
the original artwork ...
So I've Google this image and find out that this exact same picture was used ... for a CD !
The CD is from Zymosis and produced by Altar Records
By searching, I've finally find the "art association" created by the "designer" itself and finally find that this exact same designer used deviantART's images to create is own "artwork" and sell them for everything ... Like a full wall print in a restaurant, CD, t shirt, flyers
Megaupload is Just The Beginning?Here's a little bit of a worrisome discovery.Megaupload is Just The Beginning?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Megaupload, a file sharing website, is completely gone. If you go to that domain its entirely blank.
But here's the thing...the FBI destroyed it.
The main offices of this site were located in New Zealand, but there were other smaller offices in the US. The Federal Government literally hunted down the representatives of this webpage and arrested them in two countries, then erased it from existence!
But not before they seized all the records of anyone who ever used the site as evidence.
If you or anyone else has used Megaupload illegally, this will probably be very disturbing.
Why? Because their site was distributing copy-write infringing uploads.
So those who claim SOPA and PIPA will do nothing, take a good look into the black hole of Megaupload. The FBI can track you down and throw you in prison and then track all your constituents ALREADY.
But the reach of this is even wider.
A british college student Richard O'Dwyer is facing extradition,
Some Traditional Wizards #2 + Will Smith PhiloI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #2 + Will Smith Philo3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tibetan Boy by william690cJohn Wayne by CubistPanther
Axel by elektroyuKatherine Pierce - Vampire Diaries by AuroraWienholdBremen by AzanyThe library mouse by dh6art
:thumb281345877:la nostra infinita abnegazione by agnes-cecile'Breezy Days' Oil on Canvas - Robert Hagan by robert-hagan
My RISD Bike Drawing by PheoniicAn elderly man by FairyARTosQuiet desperation by Greyfox-omega
Imagine by DanielGrzeszkiewiczA Short Silence by hyper-tom
Together by DanBurgessTheArtistBearly Interested by CristinaPenescuforest road by VityaR83
Wind by rodluffAngels hide from the sun by YannickBouchardGentle by eajnaAll The Way by indra15
Albus Dumbledore by SilentKWSchizophrenia. by DasvidanyaMelody for the Primordial by jasinski
Princess by suzanastojanovicGentle Friend by Jeanne-LuiEhrenpar2 by Julyart
drawing1 by kamilsmalaCrayola Gron by marziipornSubmergence by Sheloize
A Date With The Rain by Leonid Afremov by Leonidafremovgirl in the water by SveraTiger - Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts
Tiger close up. by LukeT66Taylor Swift Pencil Drawing 2 by theGaffneyOwl Scratchboard AUCTION by TamberEllaCalm Before the Storm by Face-Reality
Ernst VII face detail by BenbeHannelore by SineSensus:t
Beast Vision Vol. 04BeastVision is all about showcasing inspirational digital art to the community!Beast Vision Vol. 041 year ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for artists/work to feature please feel free to send a note to the group.
Collection: Life on MarsCollection: Life on Mars9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Life on Mars
As the next planet over that visiting wouldn’t be all that difficult (Venus being way too hot), especially after our trips to our own moon, Mars has always held a special attraction for our science fiction writers and illustrators. In fact, the comic book and the paperback novel are media in which fiction and art have formed a bond like no other in which the exterior presentation (the cover art) for the artform itself (the sci-fi novel’s text) is often of equal importance, creating a combined force, in serving the narrative. Mars may ultimately become a forward military outpost defending against invading aliens, or prime real estate for hu
A Guide to TutorialsStock & ResourcesA Guide to Tutorials10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
8 Lies Told by Climate Deniers Debunked8 Lies Told by Climate Deniers Debunked7 months ago in Personal More Like This
8 Lies Told by Climate Change Deniers Debunked by Real Climate Scientists
With the news that the west Antarctic ice sheet is not only melting, but that melting is unstoppable, the climate change deniers are out in full force on the forums and the comment threads, wheeling out tired lie after tired lie, and are bellowing louder and slowing progress even more in the halls of legislation. While these deniers have a number of fall back lies, there seems to be eight perennial lies that keep cropping up.
The earth stopped warming in the late 1990′s, global cooling, it’s the sun’s fault, and 5 other ridiculous lies about climate change… debunked!
A piece published on Moyers & Company recently took a look at eight of the more complex and scientific-sounding of a
Political Journal: Anti-Bullying BulliesWARNING: Political opinions and positions lie herein! I'm just hoping to stimulate conversations if I can though.Political Journal: Anti-Bullying Bullies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do not honestly begin this with the intention of telling people what to think or state emphatically that my positions are unassailable. All I want to do is make mention of my understanding and support that with evidence.
If I veer from the rails correct me and I'll attempt to readjust.
If you dispute any points too, PLEASE state them below!
I want to talk about it.
Just to make it clear though, some of these positions will be objective.
Dan Savage (the man who shares the unfortunate distinction of being the chief editor of a local Seattle publication called The Stranger) recently gave a speech at a high school as part of his anti-gay-bullying series It Gets Better. In addition to encouraging homosexuals on their lifestyles he made a point of calling out what he saw as Christian hypocrisy...or to put it in his own words 'Bullshit'.
To paraphrase, he brought up the point th
Digital painting tutorials PART_2Hey all!Digital painting tutorials PART_22 years ago in Art Features More Like This
PART_1 ! Sketching/referencing/anatomy etc.
Alright, here we go, this is part 2. You can say its about general painting, but its mostly about painting faces I tried to cut down a little with thumbnails
Umm, before I forget, make sure to check this one out http://theartreferences.tumblr.com , Pencil-Stencil told me about it, and I found some really useful stuff there Part 3 will probably be about eyes, lips, skin and blending, and it will be up in a few days.
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, DonguriArt, Pencil-Stencil ty
sheppardarts () painting video:
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melaniedelon () painting video:
You can find her brushes here: http://bit.ly/ifx-md youtube channel: ht
Rant on Greeny PhatomREAD PLEASE: I have decided to stay away from Greeny Phatom. To be honest, the internet fight about it was pretty immature for both the fans and the haters, including myself. Do not expect me to talk about it, as I most likely will tell you to not talk about it or remove your comment, whether or not you are a fan of the show.Rant on Greeny Phatom2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright. I've been talking to my friends on Steam and DeviantArt about how awful Greeny Phatom and it's spin-offs are, and I am getting tired of talking about it all the time, So y'know what...i'm gonna do a rant.
Alright, there's two main things about the show i'm going to rant about: The show, the spin-offs, and the fanbase.
From looking at the name and thumbnail of these kind of videos, you already know it's going to suck A LOT. I'm going to start with the abomination that started it all (Created by 2009greenyphatom). It's pretty much a crappy cartoon with no animation or humor whatsoever. Here's a list of the stuff wrong with it:
The Climate Denialist Plea for InactionThe Climate Denialist Plea for Inaction4 months ago in Personal More Like This
As they tend to do from time to time in an effort to distract from the climate science consensus, a group of scientists who are also climate "skeptics" have published an opinion-editorial (op-ed), trying to make the case against taking action to address climate change. As usual, the article is little more than a regurgitation of a number of climate myths we have debunked at Skeptical Science.
The signatories of this newest letter are also worth noting for their lack of noteworthiness. Although the climate denialist blogs have labeled them "luminaries" and "
Milk and Other Foods Can Be Harmful For CatsGroup Rules & Guidelines | Best of CatCraze | Feline Info LinksMilk and Other Foods Can Be Harmful For Cats3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Milk & Other Foods Can Be Harmful For Cats
I don't know how many times I've seen and heard people always say milk.. and even foods, like tuna are healthy for a cat. They may like it, but that doesn't mean it is healthy nor good for them in the long run.
One of my favorite sites for cat info would have to be MessyBeast, I thought this article was especially helpful and that I ought to share it.. I hope all of you will appreciate this.
HUMAN FOODSTUFFS BAD FOR CATS
Copyright 2008, Sarah Hartwell
Cats are obligate carnivores. Their teeth and gut have evolved for eating a diet exclusivel
The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?The Hunger Games: Accidental Statement of Protest?8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Hunger Games: An Accidental Statement of Protest?
Catching fire by Kris-Kamikakushi
In Bangkok, Thailand, students are being arrested for raising their hands in the air to flash Katniss’ three–finger “freedom” salute.
That’s right, the Katniss who’s the fictional heroine of the popular dystopian sci–fi “Hunger Games” movie series. The world has changed over the last few decades in a very big way, but some are apparently unaware of it or undisturbed by the stunning ramifications.
Beware of 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers'☆ Happenings ☆Beware of 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt this was very important to pass on:
There are many fake clinics around posing as legitimate health centers. Learn the warning signs to look out for and do not let their intimidation and guilt tactics keep you from seeking legitimate care.
Some of the big red flags are:
They are not staffed by doctors, nurses, ultrasound techs, or any other real health care professionals.
Say that abortion causes breast cancer, sterility, and long-term psychological damage.
Provide misleading information about the side effects and failure rates of birth control and condoms.
Use manipulative tactics to get pregnant women to delay real counseling or medical care until it’s too late for a legal abortion.
Subject people to religious and ideological propaganda against abortion, birth control, condoms, and/or s
COMMISSIONS OPEN! RATES AND DISCOUNTSIt's been a very long time since I've worked on a commission and it's crazy to think how much has changed since my last one. I was laid off from the job I was working and found another (nine excruciating months later!), during which time I finished my first novel and made the transition from Paint to Photoshop.COMMISSIONS OPEN! RATES AND DISCOUNTS4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now that I'm more confident in my Photoshop abilities (which are admittedly still far from perfect), I wanted to officially state that I am open for commissions.
FULL COLOUR ONE CHARACTER PIN-UP - $20
For a standard pin-up consisting of one character, such as the one pictured above, the standard rate is $20. Whether you'd like a redesign of a fictional character, an illustration of one of your original characters or even a portrait of yourself dressed up as a superhero, this price covers a full-body drawing with colours done in Photoshop.
B&W INKED PIN-UP - $
Is Tolerance Tolerant?Its possible, I hope at least, to have a discussion with point and counter point without the need to become enemies.Is Tolerance Tolerant?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
How many times has someone silenced you with a simple offhanded reiteration of 'That wasn't very tolerant'?
Strange how tolerance sometimes becomes the byword of intolerance: namely censoring opposing positions without any due consideration.
Now not everyone uses 'tolerance' in this way. We all grew up learning tolerance was a good thing and that people should be accepted just the way they are. Its a good thing, definitionally, that you seek to act in a moral and friendly fashion and encourage that behavior in others by calling their attention to speaking out in anger or being unjust to others.
'Everyone is entitled to their opinions' is taken at face value as undeniable fact, yes? Of course. We're all well bred people who wouldn't dream of imposing ourselves on others.
Or would we?
This 'tolerance' and 'equality of opinion' stops dead in the mind of many for people w
Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRLIntroducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL4 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
A legacy of Innovation
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
Using the innovative, patent
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever
Merry War on Christmas 2013! (Update)It's that time of year again...Merry War on Christmas 2013! (Update)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Merry War on Christmas, everybody! Once again the wheel of the year has turned and we find ourselves faced with the holiest of holy times of the year -- every atheist's favorite war, the War on Christmas!
Last year, I wrote a journal sharing critical information about the traditional celebrations of the annual War, including some important information about AntiChrist-mas.
Well, one thing I neglected to tell you all is that every year brings new ways to celebrate -- because creating new traditions is part of the tradition! Let's dive straight in to the celebrations, shall we?
Christians typically are the first to fire shots during our sacred holidays, and this year is no different.
Sarah Palin released a book earlier this November (well before the traditional War on Christmas celebrations typica
Top social posts from last week: 11.18.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 11.18.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Dishonored by lucid-ser
"Forest of Magic" by iya-chen
After Work by abnormalbrain
The Turn of the Universe by alicexz
"Eternal Monument" by Nele-Diel
OutnumberedHey guys, I am making a new animated wolf series! I'm looking for willing voice actors who will work for no money. However It may take some time. Just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org for what part you want. Characters casting will be open soon.Outnumbered3 months ago in Personal More Like This
My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG0RGWYIreHKSvj8hgbN9g/feed
Bliss: -Angery- Gideon never lets me do anything!!
Bliss: -Depressed- It was just a bad dream..
Bliss: -Starcastic- What did I do this time, poke a feather?
Bliss: -Happy- Really? I-I can join again?!
Gideon: -Snarling- That female is a runt...
Gideon: -Calm, confident- I will let you stay..-Angery- But if you mess this up, I will kill you...
Gideon: -Alert- You mean you found the island?!
Tsuki: -Happy- You are excused Bliss
Tsuki: -Upset/Angery- Gideon, you are loosing you're grip!
Sketchbook Pro 6So most of you know that I'm a Sketchbook Pro user.Sketchbook Pro 63 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few days back, Autodesk released Sketchbook Pro 6, and I think this is the version that's going to make a lot of people who have YET to experience Sketchbook Pro in full, or haven't really given the past versions a chance, switch over to making it their digital drawing software of choice; heck, even their PAINTING software of choice.
We still have the cleverly-designed user interface, that makes it easy on the eyes and mind when we're brainstorming and sketching. With the handful of new tools introduced, we still have a clutter-free drawing environment, and man, there's some awesome tools this time around. I'll go down the list:
The Brush Library
The main brush toolbar itself has a click-and-drag function, allowing you to store all your often-used brushes in each of the "lanes". You then can click the button on the upper-right and then a fu
COMMISSIONS! (FULL)august 14th 2012COMMISSIONS! (FULL)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
- commission prices and this page are going under renovation! If you have already booked a slot/or are on the waiting list, DO NOT WORRY about this change. We will proceed according to what we discussed privately. (: Thanks!
Warning: some samples are outdated. I direct you to my gallery for an indication of my current skill level http://akimiya.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$15.00 per character
*up to $20.00 for complicated designs - see sample #2)
Waist-up (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$25.00 per character
(up to $35.00 for complicated designs)
Fullbody (no complex backgrounds)
full CG (no complex backgrounds)
$35.00 per character
(up to $45.00 for complicated designs)
Trust by Akimiya
Edward Snowden Interview with German TelevisionThe former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appeared Sunday night in his first extended television interview. Citing published statements by unnamed US intelligence and military operatives calling for his assassination, he warned that he faces “significant threats” to his life and that US “government officials want to kill me.”Edward Snowden Interview with German Television1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The interview, broadcast by the German television network ARD, was largely blacked out by the US media. The New York Times carried not a word of what Snowden said, while the cable and broadcast news programs treated the interview with near total silence.
The American media’s reaction stood in stark contrast to that of both broadcast and print media in Germany, where the interview conducted with Snowden in Russia was treated as a major political event.
The interview itself was preceded by a segment dedicated to Snowden on Germany’s most popular news talk show, with commentary delivered before a sizable live te