The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
121 points giveaway! The winner:Hello, sweeties (:121 points giveaway! The winner:2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you're having a wonderful week
I decided to make one of you smile again by giving one lucky deviant 121 points
All you have to do to participate is:
favorite this journal
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you!
+ Have a random question?
You can ask me anything here :
Have fun and good luck
+ random from my gallery:
Thank you everyone who participated.
The winner is :iconkaro666:
Congrats, and enjoy your points (:
Cops and RobbersSo me and a few friends went camping the other week, few guys, few girls. I was wearing a thick grey sweater, 3/4 jeans, and sneakers. Some people in our group wanted to play Cops and robbers. I wanted to be on the cops . anyways, rather than me doing the catching, two of the guys from my group thought it would be funnier to take me "hostage". lol. they knew I liked bondage so they really didnt think twice about tying me up with makeshift equipment (we were in the middle of a field/forest after all aha). they had brought football socks to do the job... yep... tube socks. really? that was their brainstorm? lol. well, they didnt gag me anyway, other than with a hand. but then eventually one of them, kyle, ran home to get duct tape. and thats where it got silly.Cops and Robbers2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Neither of them were really used to bondage so they taped me up real basic, just ankles and wrists behind my back, still; it held me. they took off my sneakers, poking my socks. then my socks got pulled off and shoved in m
Fancomic-projectToday was the first day I managed to get through without any codeine, so I consider today a win.Fancomic-project3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also began outlining a two-issue fan comic. I really don't need any more distractions from my novel, but this is something that I have been wanting to do for years and I figure I should have a go at it to appease the monkeys on typewriters in my head. I want to establish something like Tf-SeedsOfDeception and TF-The-Lost-Seasons, but telling a story that's a sequel to Beast Wars that ignores Beast Machines while drawing on the concepts from that series that didn't suck.
This two-issue comic would kickstart the project, and then I would open it up to contributions from other writers and artists, just like SoD and The Lost Seasons.
But even as I was writing it I began teetering violently back and forth between excitement at finally getting this started and doubt that it's a good idea. Should I really invest my creative energy into yet another thing? Would anyone actually be intere
Small request to anyone..Anyone would like to make a caption,Small request to anyone..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
or story about bondage or crossdressing about me?
I know it's kind of thick skinned of me to say this.
but I would really appreciate it. and love you for it. hahas
any takers? =X
About the Spam:You should read thisSo lately I'm sure you've all been noticing this huge and rather out of nowhere wave of spam attacking DA. For all you need to know and what you can do to fight it you should read this journalAbout the Spam:You should read this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you see these spam comments, some which may pop up in this very journal, DO NOT CLICK THE LINK! You could potentially be hacked in everything you have that involves a password.
Also, does anyone know what happened to group galleries? Whenever I look at mine now all it shows is the featured works and doesn't display the gallery folders.
Be safe everyone
Site Update: Introducing Madefire Motion BooksIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Introducing Madefire Motion Books2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing Madefire Motion Books on deviantART
We are excited to announce a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new Motion Books category on our front-page. In addition, Madefire's Motion Tool will gradually be made available to deviants in the coming months, so that deviant
The Wall of Pin Ups, November 2014Our wonderful Founder and Co-Founder are extremely busy working on outside projects. We look forward to their return in the near future. I would like to say that I personally deeply appreciate the time and efforts of one of our outstanding admin volunteers. Thank you "Super Dave" for helping to make this an outstanding group with your monthly devotion of time.The Wall of Pin Ups, November 20148 months ago in Art Features More Like This
We are honored to show all the artworks, of all the contributing artists in the Pinup-Club. Thank you each and every one of you for making this an exceptional pinup style art group. As a group we are blessed with models, photographers, and artists of both traditional, Photomanip., and Digital Art. Thank you all of you for sharing your Muse, talent, skills and self in your artworks.
While our acceptance standards are high, we usually approve over ninety percent of the group submissions. On rare occasions we do decline non-pinup style artwork submissions. When possible we do invite these artists to allow us to s
An ApologyA few weeks ago I blew up over the internet over some personal issues with my ex. Yes it was very childish of me I know this. I want to apologize to her, and to everyone that had to deal with my insane rantings. I know I am a very emotional person and I lost complete control and that was not ok. I have been dealing with depression my entire life and it's something that's very hard for me to control. She has her reasons for doing what she did and she is a grown women and should be able to live her life without a crazy insecure ex-lover acting stupid. I never wanted to insight a bunch of hate to her. Shes a great, sweet, caring, beautiful, talented girl going their her own hardships of depression and she has her reasons. She shouldn't have to live in fear for wanting to live her life in happiness.An Apology8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I apologize from the bottom of my heart. I never want to see anyone hurt. It's all I ever think about is if my actions will cause someone h
PACT - Professional Artist-Client Toolkit.Aspiring and working artists, if this isn't something you know about already, you should. And if you can, throw your money at funding it. I've worked with just about all these guys, and they know what they're doing. Now they're trying to make the industry better for artists. The handful of bucks you can spare now, if it gets funded, could be the difference between striving and starving in the years to come.PACT - Professional Artist-Client Toolkit.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now the world will knowHere's the link to the news story about the whole house and landlord issue http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Couple-Ordered-From-Condemned-House-Denied-Deposit-Refund-211310031.html?device=tablet. So now y'all can see it for yourself. As for the damage we caused? Little to none. The windows and carpet are the same as when we moved in. So much bullshit. We're cleaning it though. Now I can't really doa whole lot, but I did vacuum the entire house as far where we occupied it. If he wants the basement cleared that's a he'll no. Totally on him.Now the world will know2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As for my knee I will be seeing the doctor tomorrow morning. I've bumped, twisted, and tortured the knee this past week with the move, and yesterday I hurt it more when I had seizures. A combination of stress, low blood sugar (I hardly eat when stressed out), dehydration, lack of sleep, and overheating. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Joe caught me and my leg didn't
Road of thornsErrors are part of the road embrace them, learn from them be stronger, dont skip them. To learn how to ride a bike learn to fall first. So you can land on your feet, then try hard and faster, with no more fear to fall.Road of thorns2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I dont believe in mentors, not all mentors are qualified to teach, they can misguide you sometimes. If you have a mentor it can turn you into his clone, i had seen tons of great artists that their technique wasnt good but they were more unique and after having mentor, their style lose uniqueness. Because be honest, we copy what we like, and usually we ask for mentors of people that style will enjoy the most.
For example you go and learn to play guitar with Slash, you will master the guitar at rock, but you if you wanna learn country, Slash wont teach you that, your hands will have the skills but you will have to start country from zero, and country its your style.
Sooner or later the technique of the mentor will consume you. Because errors are the things that
Favorite Submissions of the Week (IV)Fourth week, and counting!Favorite Submissions of the Week (IV)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've set the submission limit for all folder to 1 piece per month, since most of the admins are a little bit busy for now.
Recently, there's problem on members' submissions expired without us actually acknowledging they're in our inbox.
So if your work has not been evaluated for more than 3 days, you should note the group to notify us of the problem.
Anyway, I can't say which genre of work came in the most. Probably Digital Painting like usual, and we have a new second - Traditional Art, for this week!
We'll have a Front Page Group Ad system real soon, artists can donate points as little as 50 for an ad to increase audience.
Well, more words on that on the next journal! Here's the real feature, enjoy!
Group Feature (25th March 2013)
Digital Painting & Mixed Media
There are over 100 different artists contributing to these folders this week, and that's a big number for us!
Most of the submissions have fantasy theme, and
New start this year!Creating content for Poser: Clothing/Shoes/Props with attitude!New start this year!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can view my store at RuntimeDNA , Renderosity and Renderotica.
This are some of my latest products you might enjoy!
Raven Collar - http://www.runtimedna.com/Raven-Collar.html
Feather Corset - http://www.runtimedna.com/Feather-Corset.html
Classic ballet Heels - http://www.runtimedna.com/Classic-Ballet-Heels.html
Scandalicious Shoes - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/scandalicious-shoes/97498
Gladiatrix - https://www.renderotica.com/xcart/product.php?productid=29513&cat=0&page=5
Or something more cute!
Cutie Pie goggles - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/cutie-pie-goggles/92705
Cutie Pie Air Filters - http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/cutie-pie-air-filters/92502
About FanartFor the past five years or so a good portion of my artwork has been World of Warcraft related, mostly because for a long time it was my main hobby, and I'm still active in a roleplaying community that just won't quit. Now and then I wonder if all those pictures I've drawn and painted have been worth much, but then I saw this great little PBS video about fanart and fanfiction and felt a whole lot better about it all. ^_^About Fanart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a bundle of faves of mineLook and enjoy - and do spare some closer look at those great artists! They're sure worth your time!Just a bundle of faves of mine3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Side 4 the Temple by thespis1Angel by Sylwia77Athena by Green--CatThe Girl On Fire by JandruffHera Base Card Art - Hanie Mohd by PernastudiosApollo by DaughterGothelCatwoman by Valzonlinenude: Archangel Michael by MathiaArkonielCondemned to Slavery IX - The second murder by silverexpressSome of our designs 004 by morkaiiThe Pearls I by LatexModelOffshore by SpartanNinja
And for everyone who likes elves - here's a great start of a story of the elven queen and king Marital arts part 1 - The Elven High Court by cosmicwindMarital arts part 2 - The Airborn King by cosmicwind
References?Hi guys!References?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My use of references has come up in a conversation. Usually I use my own if necessary, wherever I don't understand how something works I will ALWAYS use them unless feeling lazy - I don't think I state this often enough because people either miss it, or forget that I said it >.
Really irritated by part of the community here :/Okay, it's been few years since I was ranting on DA but the time has come. Everyone has a pet peeve and mine is being told that "this looks like". I very often state that I use no refs for the faces and if I did, and certainly if it was somebody famous (as it would be very obvious, right?), I would write it in the comment. But no. Still many people assume it just has to be a portrait of someone, often someone I'm not even familiar with, just because this is their first impression. And yes, I get it they (mostly) don't mean anything bad. But to me, and you can call it overreacting, it feels like I'm being accused of art theft every single time it happens. Even if I know this is ridiculous (like when people accuse me of stealing my own art from myself, not checking their sources beforehand and, believe me, it happens quite often).Really irritated by part of the community here :/3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know I'm sort of asking for it when trying to paint more realistic faces. Maybe it's also because every time I paint a portrait I try to give it an individua
Please Think Before you Write Ok, so just throwing this out there, perhaps this will be an unpopular view, but I don't think I'm being unreasonable.Please Think Before you Write1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'd just like to mention publicly, that I, as well as artists in general, are not art vending machines.
You don't type suggestions in, and then have a slot where artwork comes out for free .
Important to Note: I am not addressing any individual in particular. If you think this is about *you* specifically ( whoever you are)- don't. This about the private notes I get, with alarming volume, where people feel they can simply request artwork from me for free. I get a *lot* of these. Which prompted me to post something about it. I usually just ignore them, or, if I feel particularly polite that day, I send them a note back saying I don't do requests.
But they never stop o_O. And it's not that I mind suggestions in comments under artwork, such as: "Oh, I hope one day you will paint _________." or, "
An open letter to Deviant artDeviant art is one of the biggest online gallery sites there is. Despite heavy competition from other places...it still holds a top seat.An open letter to Deviant art2 months ago in Personal More Like This
You would think that with this position would come the ability to make positive changes.
For a -long- time now, many of us artists have been growing progressively sick of the "pedo art" that is growing on the site.
More so over the lack of any care from the Admins.
While you can argue "age is subjective when it comes to art"....it really isnt.
If you have a picture of a little boy, clearly, physically a child, dressed as a child, being addressed in the work as a child...then...its a child.
There are some clear physical indicators of a human being a child.
Its not hard.
The art that is progressively being added to DA is becoming not only bolder, but sicker.
We are not talking about some nudity on a fae that may be just a lil wee fairy. But I am talking about clearly child figures in childs clothing being in full on sexual situations.
Send me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!Please help spread the word by adding this blog to your favsSend me 3D, Sci-fi or Space Art DD Suggestions!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
deviantART has given me the opportunity to perform two Community Volunteer positions here:
I am the Science Fiction and Space Art Community Volunteer.
I am also now the new 3 Dimensional Art Community Volunteer.
One of the duties of these positions is that I can feature artwork from these categories as Daily Deviations.
I browse through these categories daily in search of deviations to feature as Daily Deviations.
This feature is to help the artist and their work gain more exposure, and it's genre and/or medium gains more community awareness as well.
But I need your help.
Have you seen a work of art here on deviantART which you have found so impressive or otherwise interesting enough to deserve being brought to the attention of the community-at-large?
Do you know an artist of whom deserves much more exposure?
Would you like to put a smile on someones face and make their
If you don't accept criticism, you won't improveThis statement is, to be blunt, incredibly stupid. I see it repeated around DevianART and, as bad as it is hearing it from the general public, I have to laugh uproarously when I see it coming from an artist. I usually try to be more diplomatic, but sometimes my inner Snape just can't be contained.If you don't accept criticism, you won't improve3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the reality of the situation. A person who is building a set of skills can improve without feedback of any kind. Through trial and error, a human being can identify their own mistakes and, with honest work, rectify those mistakes. To say that this is not possible is so counter to reality as to be absurd. I could give thousands of examples but I'll just say this: if it were not for an individual's ability to invent skills from within themselves we would have absolutely no skills to pass on to other people.
Is this a good reason to reject any kind of negative criticism or criticism in general? Does this mean that criticism is useless? Absolutely not. This
About 'Overpricing' thingsMOVE on 'Overpricing': About 'Overpricing' thingsAbout 'Overpricing' things2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
[My Opinion Versus Everyone's] Please remember these are simply my opinions and are not meant to imply that you should agree or disagree nor should these prove to be offensive in any way; if I do come across displeasingly then you have my apologies beforehand, thank you.
Ah! And btw, if you haven't seen Stephen Silver's video about pretty much this topic, please do -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWXYoD7wfOs
I see a lot of comments here and there that go something like this...
"50 points?? Why would I pay 50 points for an adopt..."
"100 points? Are you sure you're not overpricing that...?!"
And I'm sure many of you have seen similar comments, now I understand that points aren't the easiest things to accumulate when you're fresh into dA or even we
The Stock Market - No. 3depthRADIUSThe Stock Market - No. 32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Issue No. 3|Archives
About Stock Market
The inspirational magic of one image awakening the creative muse of hundreds of artists.
This issue's stock image
Say Cheeze - 3 by mjranum-stock
ALL-STAR ATTITUDE by JaimeGervais
FUTURE BADASS by juliet981
TANK GIRL by SamiraEmelie
BROKEN ANGEL. by AndrewMcCormick