Israel trip post + pic spamHallooo. I just came back from a 14-day tour around to various biblical and historical sites in Israel and Jordan. Writing things down before I forget it all >< already my memory is kind of muddled.Israel trip post + pic spam1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just a warning this is REALLY REALLY LONG and VERY IMAGE HEAVY - I am not even exaggerating. I skipped over a lot already but it's still humongous. Took me 4 days just to write it.
Anyway, in loose chronological order here goes:
Our flight was 9 hours from US to Germany, then another 4-5 hours from Germany to Israel. We went with a group of around 70, about half of which are my friends/acquaintances.
I couldn't sleep on the flight but luckily the movie selection was pretty good. I watched at least 5 movies including the Rurouni Kenshin live action, twice, and eventually a 3rd time on the flight back. Sato Takeru is a really good Kenshin =w=
As usual the cabin air is really dry and the little jar of moisturizer I tossed into my backpack as an afterthought turned out to be a life
GAIA ArtBookNews, news! The artbooks have been ordered last Tuesday! Now it's just a matter of time. Around a week more of printing, and two weeks of shipping to the place we will send them from!GAIA ArtBook4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We only ordered 20 extra copies, so you can still order them by note. When we run out of those, the only way of purchasing it will be through Lulu.
Thanks so much again for all your support!
Hello once more! We'd like to inform you that we're still waiting for the budget for printing, and meanwhile preorders are still open! Thanks so much for your patience! The artbook is now ready for printing, just final technical details missing~
We're just ordering a bit more than the quantity that was preordered. If many people purchase the book after that, we will reprint more.
"GAIA:vim naturae" is a charity artbook where more than 50 artists from different parts of the world join to he
~MINI CHARACTER CREATION CONTEST!!!~ (WINNERS!!!)::MINI CHARACTER CREATION CONTEST!!!::~MINI CHARACTER CREATION CONTEST!!!~ (WINNERS!!!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
RESULTS ARE OUT!!!
RESULTS ARE OUT!!!!WINNERS!!!! HO HAH!!!
SCROLL AAAAALLL THE WAY DOWN TO VIEW IT!!!!
"IF YOUR CHARACTER WAS IN AN MMO/MMORPG, HOW WOULD THEY LOOK LIKE?"
If your character was from or in an MMO/MMORPG world, how would they look like? Design them and show it to us! Spread and show us your creativity!
Would they be a mage? A sniper? A cyborg? The possibilities are endless! Along with your imagination, its limitless! Come join and show us what you got in that brain of yours! Let your creative juices FLOW! LIKE HARDCORE!!!!
WOO! Join and win prizes as well. There are prizes such as artworks of your character by different art
Some Tips For Young ArtistsSince Equestria Daily is doing their Artist Training Grounds and many young artists out there are starting to feel their oats, I thought it'd be a good time to get some of these thoughts out on the internet, for no other reason than to reference them when I'm asked about art advice later. If you're going to try a hoof at drawing, there is a wealth of information available to you out there. Instead, I'll try to make a note of some of the things that very few art tutorials seem to mention.Some Tips For Young Artists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1) Almost anyone can draw - yes, even you. Anyone with full command of a hand or two can draw. When you start, your drawings will not be great, but they will satisfy you. Keep going. That stodgy old advice about the thousand bad drawings is true. We don't admire well-rounded artists for being prodigies; we admire the effort they've put into honing their craft. Don't expect to develop quickly; take your time and pace yourself. Anyone can draw, but only the patient and tenacious can draw really well.
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily DrawingsWatch depthRADIUS365 Days... Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawings1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Days of Doodles
Mindful Meditation of Daily Drawing
Foreword by techgnotic
Gabriel Picolo is a graphic design student in Brazil who has provided at least two people—me and himself—a most compelling reason for getting out of bed every morning in 2014. He calls it the 365 Days of Doodles Project, for which he creates, each day, one of his wildly imaginative pencil sketch and ink drawings (quite a bit more elevated than a “doodle”—more like a free-flowing meditation).
Mirai no Uta VOCALOID FANBOOK PREORDERMirai no Uta VOCALOID FANBOOK PREORDER2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE PREORDER LASTS UNTIL JUNE 1
Hello lovely people!
I'd like to proudly announce my very first Artbook!
It came it's name after my group
which was made long long ago... do you remember? When dA did not even have group feature! We made users to use them as a group! Yep that old is it and I'm kinda leading it alone ever since.
THE PREORDER LASTS UNTIL JUNE 1
But the point is after months of hard work (which was more than a half year unfortunately) that the book is ready to preorder!
× PREVIEWS: ×
× MAIN INFORMATIONS: ×
Full color | Paperback & Perfect Bound
Size: A/4 (21x29,7 cm)
Blossom bullet by AutumnHoneyPages: 62
Blossom bullet by AutumnHoneyPrice: $32 USD
× GUEST ARTISTS × I'm so honored that I can have their artwork
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
1) HowTo: Add Icons & ThumbnailsBecause our group is pratically all Chat Based... lot of people asked me how add a thumbnails, icons and such...1) HowTo: Add Icons & Thumbnails3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like what i do when i write:
so, that's how..
How post an ICON in Chat:
If you want add an icon like :iconzio-san: you need only to write :iconusername:
It will works also for plz icons you will find around da like :iconbadassplz:
How To Post a DeviantArt USERNAME with link
If you want write a txt like zio-san you need only to write :devusername:
How To Post A THUMBNAIL in Chat:
Let's say you want to add a thumbnail like this:
You can do that going into your deviation page and searching for the :thumb000000000: code near the statistics section, take a look at the following image:.
--> Then you can continue with the Part 2
End Run | Plot.....End Run | Plot3 years ago in Personal More Like This
160 years before the events of Pokémon as we know the today, the regions were caught in the web of ever rising conflict...
Rival nations, Johto and Kanto, have been competing for centuries. At times the tensions have risen to the waging of wars between them. Bad economics, unscrupulous trade, spreading disease, and idea theft has been enough to spark high tensions between these two.
Recently, an unknown Pokémon (Mew) has disabled all the automated weaponry on both sides. (However machines are still usable, such as cars.) Being stranded without weapons, both countries have seen a lull in war. It has been 30 years since the last all-out war, but there is still enough mistrust within living generations to spark the fire. Moreover, the independent actions of occasional guerrilla fighter skirmishes keep tensions high.
In fear of their neighbouring country, Johto sought out a new form of protection: Pokémon.
Up until now, people lived in fear of Pokémon.
::Commissions::impending price change(closed)Please note if interested::Commissions::impending price change(closed)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: please select "no address needed" when sending payment
Sketch+color is 20 usd per character
+ 5 usd for bg
Lineart+color+bg is 30usd per character
+5 usd for extra details
I will draw:
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
Golden LlamaAs of now I have 9999 llamas so I will write this Golden Llama journal while or before getting the ten thousandth llama. Thank you very much for all the llamas and returned llamas. I hope I returned all the ones I initially received (but at +25,000 given it is hard to find out if every single one of 10,000 received was returned).Golden Llama1 year ago in Personal More Like This
("I am the golden llama" by The-golden-llama )
Yeah, +25 thousand given and 10 thousand received. That is a lot for two years of llama collecting.
Special thanks go out to the following people for randomly giving me the special llamas:
1st llama given by Mackingster
10th llama given by emmasea
50th llama given by heart-WORM
100th llama given by Amarsi
500th llama given by babbuleone
1000th llama given by Bronzepaw
2500th llama gi
Artist's toolbox: Watercolor EquipmentArtist's toolbox: Watercolor Equipment2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
✿ Watercolor Equipment
Watercolor is a painting technique in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble binder. Usually, the result is transparent and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with a few fillers obscuring the pigment color. This medium was never taken as seriously as "high art" techniques such as oil painting and was rather seen as pale and miniaturist, but it's gradually reclaiming it's place as a vehicle for the most beautiful and unexpected artistic expression. Watercolor can be vibrant and large, very vital, spontaneous and leaning a little on luck. All these aspects make watercolor painting a medium with great potential for new discoveries.
✿ This article will introduce the most ba
.: Redraw Katsumi Contest:. 20 Days Left!:iconizzyhal::iconsaysplz:Hey all!.: Redraw Katsumi Contest:. 20 Days Left!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to give a birthday gift to my girlfriend *x-Hikarii:iconx-hikarii: and advertise her page at the same time, so I decided to promote a contest without her knowledge!
EDIT - She's seen it on my page, it was a good 3 days before she had any idea.
The objective is to redraw her* OC named Katsumi in your own style.
*OC drawn by =trixychuu as a custom adoptable - http://fav.me/d5okqf9
Please favorite this: http://izzyhal.deviantart.com/journal/Redraw-Katsumi-Paypal-and-dA-Points-338429238 Journal as proof you're interested in entering, and you can give me your submission via wallpost, notes or comments here!
When you upload your submission to your page, make sure you reference *x-Hikarii 's page.
x-Hikarii's OC link - http://x-hikarii.deviantart.com/art/Katsumi-343659776?q=gallery%3Ax-hikarii%2F39879546&qo=3
Examples of previous commissions of Katsumi - http://rurumie.deviantart.com/art/AT-x-Hikarii-345257183 http://eukiee.deviantart.com/art
Anatomy FAQA lot of people have been noting me things about anatomy, like how I learned, can I help, and so on and so forth. Now I am happy to answer any and all questions you have regarding the matter but here are some questions that pop up quite frequently.Anatomy FAQ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Q: How did you learn anatomy?
A Ahah, it was a very long and arduous journey. Once upon a time I belonged to an oekaki group (I was 10), and in that group I submitted a picture of a dog (I think) and someone told me my anatomy sucked face (they were right). Now at the time, said someone was a pretty good artist in comparison. So when they said my anatomy sucked, I took it to heart. Instead of letting their rude comment get to me, I decided I'd kick their ass and become 10,000 times better than they were at this "anatomy". Moral of the story... I AM BETTER NOW *EVIL LAUGHTER*.
But yes, that's what got me started... as for how I learned... I drew my dogs and my cat a lot back when I was 11ish. Then when I started on humans I woul
Fisheye Placebo Cosplay DerpsI had the honor of derping with these hilarious Fisheye Placebo cosplayers at Sakura-con!Fisheye Placebo Cosplay Derps2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Good times. Good times.
See you guys again at Fanime! ♥
Frey, Alex, and Vance cosplayed by Shotalicious, Sugarlat, Liarino. I'm cameoing as rabbit ear fingers.
And then I drew them XD
Jen and Cocoa by Haruu-chan and LeekFish
ART MAJORS FTW
Robin and Toby copsplayed by usagi2ranpha and Little-islander
Alex has a plastic gun. Toby is going ARAFDHAJGJ. Robin is confused. Noting makes sense and all is right with the world.
The level of maturity is overwhelming.
They wanted to cosplay outerwear and underwear so they even made Vance and Frey's panties. Not only that, they also made extra ones for me to wear XD
Last but not least, amazing cosplay and photography by KashinoRei and Andy-K. They are in Germany so I wasn't able to meet them at Sakura-con, but hopefully I'll be able to visit a European con in the future
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?"
CONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days UNDERWATER LIFECONTEST: UNDERWATER LIFE- OPEN!  4 days2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please support us by ing this article, thank you!
* Theme of this contest is UNDERWATER LIFE so all what you have to do is create a piece of artwork that shows life under water!
* It can be any kind of art! This is an All Media Contest, so use your imagination! Can be a drawing, painting, animation, photo, sculpture, literature keychain, photomanipulation, 3dart or ANYTHING! Just remember about the theme!
* Keep in mind that using someone elses work in your enty (such as base or parts of photomanip or brushes etc) need to have all proper credit with links or icons in artists comments!
* No strange fetishes, bondage, violence and such of course
* Mature Content for partial nudity or sexual themes is allowed, blood can be but no much violence!
* SUBMITTING your enty:
-MUST be a member of PromoteArt
-MUST show the UNDERWATER LIFE theme somehow in any
Marceline pumpkinMy girlfriend carved a pumpkin for her workplace. *_*Marceline pumpkin2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cyber RealityTime for another editorial of sorts, this time about a notion that isn't only common on deviantART but in all other areas of the internet:Cyber Reality3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It's just the internet."
Drama, stupid pictures, damning statements, making yourself look like an ass, abusing other people, name calling, posting stolen work, acting unprofessional, completely ignoring grammar and punctuation, etc. It's just the internet! Hakuna Matata. It's not like it's real life or anything.
Sure. You keep telling yourself that when you lose that job opportunity in a few years because your potential employer decided to google your name during the application process.
The belief that "it's just the internet" hasn't been relevant since the mid-to-late '90s when dial-up and AOL were king. At that point, YES, it was just the internet. The internet and real life were pretty separate because everybody and their dog weren't online at that time. Employers went off of interviews, resumes, and references from other people. Many pe